Ventnor Road, New Cross
Freehold and chain-free three bed mid-terrace Victorian house with a modern treatment and a generous garden extending circa 50 feet. Including the big cellar (excluding the large loft space), the house measures in at 1431 square feet.
Find the handsome home on a quiet residential side-street (the stuff of driving lessons) in New Cross’s Hatcham Conservation Area, just a brief short stroll from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Temple Grove Primary School (for pupils aged 3-11), and an eight minute walk from New Cross Gate Station (Fare Zone 2 and on the London Overground network). Queens Road Peckham Station is also close: walk 15 minutes. Parking is unrestricted, on-street.
From the hall you turn left into the stripped-floored double-reception. This big and bright room has a bay window to the front (with on-trend bespoke shutters) plus smart fireplace with granite hearth, and window onto the paved side return area of the garden.
The large storage cellar (this network of streets is great for generous cellars) is accessed from the under stairs door.
At the rear of the house you’ll find the double-aspect kitchen/diner which stretches over 21 feet. Slick gloss fitted wall and base units feature, with timber counters and a breakfast bar, and brick-style tiling. At the foot of the room, French doors deliver you to the low-maintenance garden with both paved and decked areas, and a healthy lawn.
We should also mention the windowed w.c. which is to your left before you get to the kitchen/diner, with a big broom cupboard opposite.
Up to the half landing and first on your left is a cool contemporary (windowed) bathroom with over bath shower. Adjacent - to garden views - is a delightful double-aspect bedroom.
From the landing proper you have a large master bedroom taking the width of the terrace, with two windows with bespoke shutters (as downstairs). It’s over 14 feet by 11. Next door is the third bedroom - a good double - at over 10 feet by nearly 10. All the bedrooms have pale grey carpets.
Hatcham CA is a well-connected residential pocket of south London, little-known to most. From 1614, the land was owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. When the manor house - 'Hatcham Park’ - was demolished circa 1840, terraced homes were permitted to be built.
Saved from proposed demolition in the seventies (thank goodness that didn’t happen!), Hatcham Conservation Area was designated by Lewisham Council in 1990.
For rail travel, you are close to two Fare Zone 2 stations which both offer 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 - an eight minute walk - has handsome historical buildings (even James Bond has passed through in Skyfall!), a Curzon cinema and contemporary art gallery, plus an increasing number of pubs and eateries such as The Rosemary (organic Hungarian fayre), The White Hart, The Rose Inn, The New Cross House, The Telegraph at the Earl of Derby and The Amersham Arms.
The All Saints Community Centre has good classes and community groups, 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 with Argos that's just by New Cross Gate Station will serve you well, 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