Vestry Road, Camberwell
Dishy two double bedroom Victorian terraced house, with a low-maintenance west-facing part-walled garden, directly opposite Lucas Gardens; lovely views of which can be lapped up from the property’s master bedroom.
There is clear potential to extend the characterful property - either up in the loft (which currently offers lots of storage space), over the side return, or both!
The location’s a desirable residential street which is close to central Camberwell and Peckham too - walk just 10 minutes to Denmark Hill Station, and 14 to Peckham Rye Station. Permit-parking is on-street.
The house has been carefully renovated and improved over the current owner’s long occupancy, delivering many welcome features, including stripped floors, period fireplaces and custom-made storage.
A walled front garden fronts the house. In the front door and your wooden-floored double-reception rests to your left. This extends over 22 feet. The front sash window has plantation shutters, which offer privacy (and look great as well!). There’s built-in storage to one alcove and a delightful period fireplace. The second reception space has pro-papered walls, and glazed double doors which open out to the side-return area of the garden.
Back to the hall and past the handy under stairs cupboard and you’ll find the double-aspect kitchen/dining room, with a practical tiled floor, and which stretches over 21 feet. The timeless fitted kitchen leads to a natural dining space - with delightful garden views and a sunny orientation. Designer wallpaper again features, plus a back door out to the garden.
The easy and established garden has been professionally landscaped and has a handy little outhouse off the back of the house.
Up to the half-landing and you’ll find a large and double-aspect full bathroom, with both bath and independent walk-in shower. Built-in storage further impresses, as does a stylish heated towel rail. A couple of welcome storage cupboards (one a large boiler room; the other a slim cupboard) are found on the half-landing outside the bathroom.
From the landing proper, you have your first double bedroom, of over 10 feet by over 9 feet, with a cute original feature fireplace.
Finally, find the master bedroom to the front of the house. Twin sash windows provide leafy park vistas over Lucas Gardens. What a treat in Zone 2! Generous built-in closets, another fireplace and alcove storage tick more boxes.
St. Giles Church and Churchyard are utterly lovely local landmarks, and you’re also close to South London Gallery, plus Camberwell’s iconic art college buildings. It’s a very nice part of town. Beyond Lucas Gardens, you’ve got lots of other green spaces around and about - Brunswick, Ruskin and Burgess Parks for example, and Lettsom and Warwick Gardens too. Peckham Rye Park and Common and Brockwell Park and Lido aren’t far either.
Local schools include Lyndhurst Primary and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School.
Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars are strong and varied round this way. We particularly like The Camberwell Arms (more than a pub - the restaurant offering is delicious), Grove House Tavern, The Crooked Well, Silk Road and Theo’s.
Walk to Peckham's Bellenden Road and Rye Lane for other excellent offerings - including Artusi, Ganapati, Levan, Peckham Levels and The Bussey Building, plus handy high street shops, pop-ups and markets.
Butterfly Tennis Club and Zen Yoga studio are also nearby, on Camberwell Grove, as well as the Victorian leisure centre with big pool, gym and classes.
You are close to two Fare Zone 2 stations as previously mentioned, and also to a host of day and night bus routes at the foot of the street, from Camberwell Church Street.
For more options, Peckham, Herne Hill, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Brixton and New Cross are all easily reached.
Fascinating fact... interestingly, the pioneer radiologist Dr F S Pepperdene once lived in the house - feel free to ask us for more details.
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900