Shenley Road, Camberwell
Delightful three bed, two bath Victorian flat of 962 square feet, over the upper floors of a handsome semi. Share of Freehold (with the one flat downstairs).
The location is a quiet, tree-lined ‘Lyndhurst toast-rack’ street, set between Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye Zone 2 stations (walk to either in circa 10 minutes).
Enter at ground floor level (the front door is on the side of the house) and take the stairs to the first floor, where you’ll first find a bay-windowed bedroom to the rear (stripped floors, white walls and sash windows impress), and the main bathroom next door. The bathroom is windowed and has a modern white suite with an over bath shower.
Next up is a pleasing eat-in kitchen (also set to the rear of the house) of over 12 feet by over 9 feet. Welcome features in here include a ceramic Butler sink, open shelf detail, and solid wood worktops.
Up to the main landing area and you’ve got your second bedroom set to your right. It’s over 12 feet by over 9 feet, with a pale carpet, a double-glazed sash window, and an original (painted) built-in alcove closet.
Adjacent is the beautiful bay-windowed (timber-framed sash windows here) reception room of over 15 feet by over 13 feet. A working fireplace with marble surround is a classy and characterful central focal point, and you also have a timber-topped window seat with storage. The floor is an eye-catcher: wooden block herringbone parquet.
There’s more! The former loft space has been deftly-converted to create a third bedroom/master suite - with loads of built-in and accessible eaves storage. A contemporary shower room is up here too, complete with a cool ‘pocket’ door.
Cafes and stuff? We like local spots Crane’s Kitchen (by South London Gallery), FROG Bakery, Petitou and Lumberjack. Local eating and drinking establishments of note include Nandine, Forza Win, Theo's, Good Neighbour, The Camberwell Arms, Momo, The Hermits Cave and The Crooked Well (SE5), and Ganapati, Miss Tapas, Levan, Tonkotsu, Artusi, Forza Wine, The Montpelier and The Begging Bowl (SE15).
In the warm months, Rye Lane’s rooftop bars are the hippest destination for cocktails and people-watching. Rye Lane is also where you’ll find Peckhamplex Cinema, Peckham Levels, The Bussey Building and Copeland Park, and handy high street shops, banks and regular markets and strong street food outlets.
Peckham and Camberwell both have good leisure centres with pools, and The Butterfly Tennis and Zen Yoga Studio are also local, at the bottom of dreamy Camberwell Grove.
Public green spaces? You’ve got Warwick, Lucas and Lettsom Gardens, plus Peckham Rye Park and Common, and Ruskin Park.
Useful bus routes from Peckham Road include the 436 (Paddington and Victoria), the 12 (Oxford Circus) and the 171 (Holborn).
Local schools include Lyndhurst, The Belham, and Dog Kennel Hill (primaries), and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School on Lyndhurst Grove (2-7).
- Tenure: Share of Freehold
- Council tax band: C
- Borough: Southwark
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900