Pendrell Road, Telegraph Hill
We love a big Victorian semi-detached house (who doesn’t?) and this handsome and enhanced home is no exception. Set on a beautiful residential street within leafy Telegraph Hill conservation area - over 1653 square feet and three floors - you have a studio room, shower room and media room to the lower ground floor, a large through-reception and 20 foot long kitchen/dining room to the ground floor, and three double bedrooms plus bathroom to the first floor.
The house also boasts a gorgeous circa 50 foot garden, and two separate entrances. It’s a winning period home with a sympathetic yet up-to-date treatment; we love features such as the street/side access, old school style radiators, the high ceilings, the many sash windows, the built-in storage, and the herringbone floors in the back room (... and the dedicated media room - that’s just plain jealousy). Parking is currently unrestricted, on-street.
Local schools are extremely well-regarded and include Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College (covering 3-18) and Edmund Waller Primary (3-11). Bebright Bunnies Nursery is also popular for smaller ones, on nearby Kitto Road.
Take a few stairs up to the original front door. Open and the double reception sits off to your right. You’ve a period fireplace in here (working) and bespoke alcove storage to two of the four alcoves. Plantation shutters grace the big front bay window. And they’re staying.
Down a stair from the end of the hall and you open into the joyous, double-aspect kitchen/dining room (over 20 feet by over 10) that’s equally suited for family life as for grown up entertaining. Timeless Shaker-style units are topped with stone counters, and a breakfast bar is as perfect for breakfasting kids or homecoming teenagers, as chattering wine-drinking buddies. The dining area beyond is a lovely spot for whichever meal, and folding double-glazed doors open onto the two-tiered garden (decked and lawned) which backs onto other gardens and has gated side access from the street. The garden’s well-established and feels far from its Zone 2 status.
From the raised ground floor you open to the lower ground floor stairwell (close it off for the au pair/in-laws/guests). Down and you land in a generous media room of over 15 feet by over 10. From here you open into a large bayed studio room with a slick en suite shower room. A second front door forms part of the bay (result).
Up to the first floor and from the half landing, directly ahead is a double bedroom of over 11 feet by over 10, with stripped and painted boards to the floor. Adjacent is a big bathroom with both a bath and independent shower. Brick-style ceramic tiling and two windows feature in here.
Up to the landing proper and a huge master stretches the building’s width (over 16 feet!) with plantation shutters, while a large double is next door (this one’s over 11 feet by over 10). Built-in wardrobes impress in both rooms. The master bedroom also hosts a pretty feature fireplace. The loft? Is currently a storage space, though you could ‘go up’ as many of the neighbours have done.
Telegraph Hill is a great community to call home and hosts an annual festival in March plus a Christmas panto - showcasing local talent. Telegraph Hill’s Victorian Parks are delightful, as is The Hill Station community cafe. There’s a monthly Farmers’ Market held in the Lower Park, or nip down to Brockley Market (held on Saturdays in the Lewisham College Car Park).
Brockley Station is but a five minute walk for regular and Overground trains (you are just two stops from London Bridge). Be at Nunhead Station in 10 minutes (Thameslink services), and New Cross Gate in 12 minutes.
Brockley’s got some classy neighbourhood restaurants including The Gantry and The Orchard. Parlez by the station is a friendly low-key hangout as well. Browns of Brockley by the station serves up great coffee. 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, Four Hundred Rabbits, The Old Nun’s Head and Babette. We’re big fans of New Cross’s centre as well, with its pretty, historical buildings and growing number of pubs and eateries. Thanks to Goldsmiths University, New Cross attracts a notably cool creative crowd and has 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 for classy restaurants including Marcella and The Winemakers Club. And trendy-as-hell Peckham is also close for more options.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900