Rye Hill Park, Peckham
Architecturally-treated four bed Freehold fifties semi (linked only by the former garage/now utility room) over three floors and 1586 square feet.
The house is fully double-glazed and also boasts a generous south-east facing garden and a sunny balcony (off the first floor rear bedroom).
Rye Hill Park is a leafy horseshoe-shaped street, with unrestricted parking, on a gentle hill with access to no other streets beyond - making it a really quiet spot. You also back onto allotments (so rear views are delightful from the upper floors and balcony), and you’re moments from Peckham Rye Park and Common’s delightful 113 acres.
The location puts you in the middle of Peckham, East Dulwich and Nunhead town centres; you’ve lots of lovely cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and independent shopping within easy reach (Nunhead High Street, Lordship Lane, Rye Lane and Bellenden Road), and well-regarded Ivydale Primary School is a short walk from the house should kids be in the equation. Harris Academy's Ofsted-rated 'Outsdtanding' secondary schools are close too, right on the Rye.
The house is fit to burst with classy features: solid wood herringbone floors downstairs, large rooflights over the ground floor extension, custom-made shutters to many windows, and folding rear doors to the (complete suntrap of a) garden are just some examples. Practical details and features are taken care of too - for example well-considered and easily-accessed storage.
You open into a wide and windowed hall, with stairs leading up on your right, and a downstairs w.c. at the foot of the hall. Turn left and you land in the huge main reception room which suits family or entertaining life (or both!) equally. It’s over 17 feet by over 16, and wall-spanning folding doors deliver you to the paved area of the garden. Beyond which is a big healthy lawn and established borders. With allotments behind you, you get a whole lot of sky out here. It's easy to forget you're in London!
The kitchen rests off the main room with Corian counters, breakfast bar detail (so you’re open-plan), and modern white wall and base units. A window over the sink offers gorgeous garden vistas.
To the front of the house off the main room you’ve got both a skylit utility room with plumbing, and pocket door plus double doors to the front garden (ace for bikes, buggies and the like), and a classic formal reception room of over 13 feet by over 11, in a deep hue, with square bay. Folding doors mean you can choose whether to open or connect this room to the main space. It’s an excellent media or play room, or you could use it as a lavish study or guest bedroom.
Up to the first floor and first on your left is a small double bedroom - of nearly 9 feet both ways. It has a built-in wardrobe with sliding doors (a great space-saver).
Next door is another double of 11 feet by 10, and at the rear of the floor you have the former master bedroom - of over 13 feet by nearly 11 (with generous built-in wardrobes) and the property’s main bathroom with white suite and over bath shower. Two handy cupboards serve you well on the landing - either side of the bathroom door.
New for 2020, on the second floor you’ll find the deftly-done loft conversion. The stairwell is skylit and from the landing, two pocket doors reveal a modern shower room and a large master bedroom (of over 17 feet by over 15) with large window to garden and allotment views, and an additional skylight for good measure. Accessible eaves storage here too.
Your local stations are Nunhead, Peckham Rye, East Dulwich and Brockley - between them offering you Southern, South Eastern, Thameslink and Overground services. Buses are good in this spot as well, from the bottom of the street - Peckham Rye - to Elephant & Castle (for the tube) and beyond.
There is a local convenience shop nearby on Cheltenham Road, and for larger shops, Peckham and East Dulwich cover most of the supermarket offerings.
Local pubs include The Waverley, The Rye, The Clockhouse and The Herne. Local cute cafes include Cafe on the Rye and Cafe G.
Great restaurants within walking distance are Peckham Bazaar, Mr Bao, Pedler, Artusi, Ganapati, Levan, Babette and Terroirs.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900