Pepys Road, Telegraph Hill
Big is beautiful one bedroom first floor conversion flat of 540 square feet, within a dishy 1895 semi, with gloriously-high ceilings, in one of the finest Telegraph Hill Conservation Area positions, overlooking Telegraph Hill’s lower park. Find it near three stations: New Cross Gate, Nunhead and Brockley. All Fare Zone 2. Walk to these in 8, 10 and 12 minutes respectively.
Once home to Victorian poet Robert Browning, this smart, desirable hillside neighbourhood with London skyline views and wide and tree-lined streets was developed in the late C19th by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers; replacing market gardens with high-standard housing.
The current owners have renovated this property to a very high standard. Treats include a new fitted kitchen with solid oak counters, integrated appliances (including dishwasher) and double-glazed wooden sash windows, which complement the property's original fireplace, cast iron radiators, and wooden floors.
The flat also boasts extensive storage including loft access, and a share of the building’s Freehold, and is east-west in orientation – so it gets great light throughout, throughout the day. Parking is unrestricted and readily available on the street or, if you prefer to cycle, a bike hangar has been recently installed just over the road.
Take a few stairs up to the main front door. The Victorian tiles are a welcome (and welcoming) feature. Through your own front door take the stairs to the first floor where, to your right, you'll find the generous double bedroom with pretty views over gardens, and a cute original Victorian feature fireplace. It’s 12 feet by over 10. Next door is the windowed bathroom with neat modern white sanitaryware and an over bath shower, plus heated towel rail.
Adjacent is the large bayed reception room stretching over 16 feet at its longest point, by over 11. The eat-in kitchen’s next door – at over 13 feet by over 8. It’s been immaculately-done, with open shelving detail, white square ceramic tiles and oodles of clever storage. A large sash window looks across the street over to the park. The reception room gives you a similarly-lovely vista!
Being near three stations, you are set up beautifully for all commutes including Overground and Thameslink routes as well as mainline trains into London Bridge, Cannon Street and Victoria. Bus routes also run day and night from nearby New Cross and Queen's Road Peckham and the Night Tube runs to New Cross Gate (which will also benefit from the Bakerloo Line extension).
Telegraph Hill is a corker of a 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 weekly Saturday farmer's market held in the lower park, or nip down to Brockley Market instead. The upper park has incredible skyline views and tennis courts (free to use).
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 French restaurant, Babette. Brockley’s got some great spots too including The Orchard, The Gantry, and Browns of Brockley.
We’re big fans of New Cross’s centre too, with its pretty, historical buildings, Curzon cinema 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.
Thanks to Goldsmiths University, New Cross attracts a cool creative crowd as evidenced by the huge, newly opened contemporary art gallery (part-funded by alumni Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley) in the Grade II listed Laurie Grove Baths. 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 of course Peckham is also close for more options.
- Tenure: Share of Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900