Rockbourne Road, Forest Hill
Dreamy four double bed, two bath, bay-fronted Victorian semi (with side access), on a peaceful residential no-through street which is just a five minute walk from Forest Hill Station. A generous rear garden completes the pretty package.
The current owners have overseen a beautiful, thorough and sensitive renovation to both house and garden. You needn’t open a paint pot! Unrestricted parking is on-street. Local well-regarded schools include Stillness and Horniman primaries.
A well-stocked front garden fronts the house. From the (original) front door, you open into a smart and high-ceilinged hall. Your kitchen/dining room rests to your left, and this is open-plan to your first reception room. The whole dual-aspect room runs 26 feet, with a big bay window (with built-in window seating/storage and bespoke cushions - swoon!) at one end, and French doors at the other - out to the garden. The kitchen is in a traditional mood: Shaker-style in a deep olive green, with central island and ceramic sinks. Your reception space adjacent boasts more built-in seating/storage and a wood burner. Engineered (solid oak) wooden floors further impress.
At the foot of the hall, find your downstairs w.c. then you’ve got your second reception - it’s a cosy snug of a room at over 12 feet by over 9 feet, with brilliant built-in book-shelving to the rear wall. Beyond this room is a roomy (plumbed) utility room of over 9 feet by over 8 feet, complete with garden vistas, Butler sink, gadget tap, wooden worktop and hexagonal terracotta floor tiles. A second access point to the garden is from this room (making it a brilliant boot and buggy room too).
The first floor first delivers a good double bedroom of over 13 feet by over 9 feet. A built-in wardrobe is a welcome feature.
Next up is a large and luxury sash-windowed bathroom with double sink, high-end traditional-style fittings, an independent shower, a roll-top bath, and even a feature fireplace.
Across the front of the house, find your twin-sashed and sisal-floored traditional master bedroom, of over 16 feet by over 11 feet, with another feature fireplace. A bespoke bank of closets is fitted along one entire wall.
It’s up to the second floor for another double bedroom - this one with a roofline ceiling, T&G detail, and both sash and Velux windows. Then you’ve got your huge converted loft suite - with big bedroom area (plus study/work space), a classy en suite shower room (again with tasteful traditional fittings), and loads of accessible eaves storage.
Leafy Forest Hill is a ‘best of both worlds’ location; green and suburban in feel, while being really well-connected. It has a buzzy and friendly town centre, with a large Sainsbury’s store and loads of pleasing independent offerings; including a brilliant free range butcher (The Butchery) and lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants and cute shops. Pantry by the station is great for coffee. The Sylvan Post is a quirky real ale place in an old Post Office. We also like Big Cheeks for authentic Thai food.
For exercise, there are multiple gyms and yoga studios, as well as Forest Hill Pools, within easy walking distance.
For more options, local towns include Honor Oak, Dulwich, Sydenham, Brockley and Peckham.
Green spaces locally include Horniman Gardens (by the museum), Sydenham Hill Woods, One Tree Hill and Mayow Park. Local nature reserves include Dacres Wood and Devonshire Road.
Forest Hill Station is really close for London-bound trains (go direct to London Bridge in under 20 minutes), and Overgound services to Hoxton, Clapham Junction and Canada Water (for Canary Wharf). There are also plenty of useful bus routes upon the South Circular.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900