Jerningham Road, New Cross
A splendid Victorian conversion flat of over 800 square feet, with two proper double bedrooms, on one of the wide, tree-lined and predominant streets of the lovely, leafy Telegraph Hill conservation area in New Cross; once the home of Victorian poet and playwright Robert Browning. The property has plenty of period features alongside up to date fittings and built-in storage; it’s in brilliant shape. Your nearest station is New Cross Gate – just a 7 minute walk from your door. It’s Zone 2 and on the London Overground line. Parking is unrestricted on-street. Leasehold.
Entry to the communal hall is at raised ground floor level. Open your own front door and head up the stairs to your landing. To the front of the building, find your vast reception room of 16ft by 12ft with sash windows (in a huge south-east facing bay window = pots of light), a central, working fireplace, deliciously-high ceilings and bespoke alcove shelving and cupboards. Floors are stripped and painted. Next door is the modern, fitted kitchen with solid wood counters and a sash window to long, street views. Next door, find the master bedroom of 12ft by 12ft with built-in wardrobes (with charming Victorian pine doors) to the alcoves. The second double bedroom sits at the rear of the property (again it’s a generous 12ft by 12ft). This room has a huge wardrobe taking one wall, with sliding doors, a pale carpet, and two windows on the rear wall offering up impressive London skyline views. The bathroom’s next door and this is a recently-refurbished, contemporary, white affair with smart ceramic tiling, solid wood detail and a huge over bath shower. Adjacent is a huge, windowed storage cupboard.
New Cross Gate Station is a 7 minute walk and just one stop from London Bridge. You’re just 10 minutes to Brockley Station too (also on the London Overground network) and 12 minutes to Nunhead for handy Thameslink trains. Bus routes also run day and night from nearby New Cross and Queens Roads.
Telegraph Hill is a smashing leafy London pocket to call home (it’s no surprise people settle here for life) and hosts an annual festival in March plus a Christmas panto, showcasing local talent. Telegraph Hill’s Victorian Parks (Upper and Lower) are delightful, as is The Hill Station community cafe. There’s a cute weekly Saturday market held in the Lower Park, or nip down to Brockley Market (held on Saturdays in the Lewisham College Car Park).
Nunhead with its high street village feel is really close: we like Ayres bakery, Bambuni deli and FC Soper wet fish shop, as well as El Vermut, The Old Nun’s Head and Babette. We’re huge fans of New Cross’s centre too - with its detailed historical buildings and growing number of pubs and eateries, including The Rosemary (organic Hungarian fayre), The White Hart, The Rose Inn, The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby, The Amersham Arms and The London Particular cafe. Locally sworn-by gems also include Smokey Jerky and King Churros.
Thanks largely to Goldsmiths University, New Cross attracts a cool creative crowd and boasts a contemporary gallery and Curzon cinema – both open to the public.
A big Sainsbury’s store by NXG Station is on hand for ‘the big shop’. Deptford High Street is fairly close too (book Marcella), and hip Deptford Market Yard. And of course Peckham is also close for more options.
- Tenure: Leasehold
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900