Shenley Road, Camberwell
Souped-up semi-detached house over three floors, with five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, and generous reception spaces that include a huge kitchen/dining room onto the west-facing, walled garden. On top of that lot you've got a roof terrace with fabulous rooftop and skyline views; accessed from the top floor’s master suite.
If it’s space and scale you’re looking for, you’ve got it. The house measures in at a dizzying 2155 square feet, and its impressive renovation marries architect-input and period features with pleasing respect for both - we love the copper detailing at the top of the house for example, the coving and rose detailing in the formal receptions downstairs, and the original fireplaces found throughout. Other welcome (and planet-friendly) features include plant resin floors, pure wool carpets, and non-toxic paint to the walls. It’s located on a quiet, tree-lined ‘Lyndhurst toast-rack’ street, set between Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye Zone 2 stations (walk to these in 10 and 11 minutes respectively). Permit-parking is available on-street. Freehold.
The tidy front garden has box hedging and an original tiled patch. In the front door and your front reception is set to your right. In here you’ve got high ceilings, solid oak floor, a big bay window with plantation shutters, a curved wall and double doors to the second reception. The first reception is over 15 feet by over 12, and the second is over 11 feet by over 10.
Part-glazed doors open from the second reception where you’ll find a huge room that’s great for the day to day, or for entertaining. Large skylights sit over the area which was once a side return. The modern white gloss kitchen includes a central island. The room’s over 21 feet by 16 so easily accommodates a dining table and sofa beyond this. A guest w.c. sits neatly in the near corner. Never-out-of-fashion folding doors open onto the west-facing garden. This is low-maintenance with slim yet well-stocked borders, and extends over 23 feet.
Up to the half landing and you have the first double bedroom set to the rear of the house, with a neat modern bathroom and separate w.c. adjacent. Up to the landing proper and you have a second double bedroom to your left, and the huge master directly ahead. The master bedroom is over 16 feet by over 15 feet and has built-in wardrobes to the alcoves and a bay to match downstairs, plus separate sash window to pretty street views.
Up again for your fourth double bedroom and storage, then it is the master suite up next, which is the height of residential luxury with walk-in wardrobe and walk-in shower room, and at the other end of the room - a study/home office space before the oak-stepped access to the decked and notably-sunny roof terrace.
Local provision for little ones includes Lyndhurst, The Belham, and Dog Kennel Hill (primaries), and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School on Lyndhurst Grove (2-7). Local green spaces? Include 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 eating and drinking establishments of note include Nandine, Theo's, The Camberwell Arms, The Hermits Cave and The Crooked Well (SE5), and Ganapati, Miss Tapas, 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 Peckham Plex Cinema and Peckham Levels.
For coffee, brekkie or cake, we like Anderson’s and Petitou, and The Habit (by South London Gallery), Daily Goods, Lumberjack and The Pigeon Hole. Peckham and Camberwell both have good leisure centres with pools, and The Butterfly Tennis Club (with reasonable annual membership fee plus drill sessions) and Zen Yoga Studio are also local, at the bottom of beautiful Camberwell Grove.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900