Maxted Road, Peckham Rye
Delightful extended and renovated five bedroom period terraced house of circa 1533 square feet, over three floors. Beyond all those bedrooms, the property delivers a large through-reception, a big open-plan kitchen/dining room, a downstairs w.c., a bathroom to each upper floor, and a smart west-facing garden of 56 feet. Freehold.
You’re really close to Bellenden Road, The Belham Primary School, and to Peckham Rye Station (the station's all of an eight minute walk). The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School is also a short walk away on Lyndhurst Grove - 10 minutes by foot.
Smart railings and a neat front porch are a pleasing welcome. In your front door and a wooden-floored hallway leads through to formal receptions on your right (in a tasteful blue designer-paint hue). The front room has bespoke shutters to the big bay window, alcove shelving, and a wood-burning stove to the fireplace. Both rooms have ceiling rose and coving detail.
Arrive at the rear room via double doors from the second reception, or at the foot of the hall. It’s a pleasingly-large space of 19 feet by 14 feet, with distinct kitchen and dining zones (with tiled and timber floors respectively). The fitted kitchen is a modern affair in a timeless Shaker-style, with solid oak counters. A traditional ceramic Butler sink is set under a window to garden views. A handy windowed w.c. is set beyond the kitchen area.
Take double-glazed double doors out onto the generous paved area of the garden - the perfect spot for al fresco entertaining. Thanks to its westerly orientation, the garden’s a total sun trap - you’ll enjoy fabulous sun all the afternoon through.
Up the stairs and at half-landing level you’ve got a sash-windowed bedroom (of over 9 feet by over 8 feet) to garden views. Next door is the family bathroom; this is stylishly-done with an over bath shower, traditional fittings, and high-end sanitary ware. Both windows have shutters.
From the main landing you have a double bedroom to your left (11 feet by nearly 10 feet, with good alcove storage) and the master bedroom’s up ahead - this is over 15 feet by over 11 feet, and has a deep custom-made closet to each alcove. A feature fireplace and more window shutters further impress.
Up again and you’ve got another garden-views bedroom of over 10 feet by nearly 9 feet. At the very top of the house (a deftly-done loft conversion), you’ve got a cute skylit shower room with contemporary fittings, and a large loft room with Juliet balcony (double-glazed French doors here) and generous accessible eaves storage - for suitcases and the like.
What a spot! Your lovely local high street area is Bellenden Road. Established favourites are Flock & Herd butchery, Review book store, Ganapati, The Begging Bowl, Made of Dough and Artusi. Petitou cafe just around the corner on Choumert Road is perfect for people-watching with your coffee and croissant.
On Maxted Road itself we recommend Melange (a chocolate shop) and the Ganapati takeaway. Your local pubs include The Vic(toria Inn), The Prince Albert and The Gowlett.
Venturing just a little further, Lordship Lane is but a 10 minute walk for more options. Rye Lane is close, too, for hip destinations such as The Bussey Building and Peckham Levels, alongside handy high street shops, markets and banks. And great eateries such as Levan and The Coal Rooms. Camberwell, Nunhead, Dulwich Village and Herne Hill are also no great distance.
Peckham Rye station (Fare Zone 2) will get you to work or to friends and engagements in central London very easily, and there’s exciting regeneration in this area - The Peckham Coal Line linear park for example. The initial stages are underway.
Local parks and green spaces include Warwick Gardens, Lettsom Gardens, Peckham Rye Park and Common and Goose Green.
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council tax band: D
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900