Ventnor Road, New Cross
Pretty three bed mid-terrace Victorian house with generous garden extending almost 50 feet. Find it on a quiet residential street in New Cross’s desirable Hatcham Conservation Area, a short stroll from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Temple Grove Primary School (for pupils aged 3-11) and just an 8 minute walk from New Cross Gate Station (zone 2 and on the London Overground network). Queen’s Road Peckham Station is also close: walk 15 minutes. Parking is unrestricted, on-street. Freehold.
A neat and walled garden fronts the house. From the hall you turn left into the double-reception. This bright through-room extends over 24 feet and has a bay window to the front plus sash window onto the side return area of the garden, stripped original floorboards, built-in alcove storage to two of the alcoves, and an attractive fireplace. The large storage cellar (Hatcham CA is great for generous cellars!) is accessed from the under stairs door. It’s 22 feet by 15. At the rear of the house you’ll find the double-aspect kitchen/diner which stretches over 21 feet. Modern fitted wall and base units grace two walls. Timber-framed French doors open put onto the garden that’s well-established and largely laid to lawn, with deep borders. At the foot is a decked area that’s great for socialising, al fresco cooking and eating, or for catching rays.
Up to the half landing and first at your feet to your left is a classy bathroom with contemporary white suite, over-bath shower, Moroccan floor tiles and a casement window. Ahead is a big double-aspect bedroom with garden views. From the landing proper you have a large master bedroom taking the width of the terrace, with two sash windows. It’s 15 feet by 11. Adjacent is the third bedroom - a good double - at over 10 feet by nearly 10, with alcove wardrobe. All three bedrooms have pale carpets and pale walls.
For the commute or adventures, you are close to two zone 2 stations which both have Overground as well as regular services. Or take a short bus ride from nearby Old Kent Road to Elephant & Castle tube and beyond. Your most local primary schools are Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove, Kender, and Edmund Waller. And all have good nurseries, from 3 years.
Central New Cross (walk 8 minutes) has dishy historical buildings, a Curzon cinema and contemporary art gallery, plus a growing number of pubs and eateries that include The Rosemary (organic Hungarian fayre), The White Hart, The Rose Inn (both these have top roasts of a Sunday), The New Cross House, The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby, The Amersham Arms, Fat Slice and The London Particular cafe.
There are some good, varied classes in the All Saints Community Centre, by Eckington Gardens - Imogen’s Zumba class is highly recommended. New Cross’s Telegraph Hill (Lower Park) area has a great Saturday market. Nunhead with its high street village vibe is close too: we like Ayres bakery, Bambuni deli and FC Soper wet fish shop, as well as El Vermut, The Old Nun’s Head and Babette. Deptford, Greenwich and Peckham Rye are also close for markets and more. For the regular ‘big shop’, the big Sainsbury's that's just by New Cross Gate Station will serve you well and is known for local celebrity-spotting(!), or it's a short drive to large Tesco stores on Old Kent Road or Surrey Quays, or Aldi or Asda.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900