Waller Road, New Cross

Five bedroom bay-fronted Victorian townhouse on one of Telegraph Hill Conservation Area’s lovely wide tree-lined slopes. A long and lawned east-facing garden (with attractive large timber pergola) stretches over 80 feet. Chain free. 

The house is big as-is, at over 2000 square feet (inclusive of the lower ground floor). However there is obvious scope to extend if you need more space; from the back and over the side-return, further into the existing lower ground floor, and up into the loft.

Walk just 10 minutes to both New Cross Gate and Queens Road Peckham stations. Both are Fare Zone 2 and on the Overground network, as well as offering mainline services. Parking is unrestricted, on-street. 

Take stairs to your part-glazed front door. In the welcoming hall and you have traditional through-reception rooms resting to your left. The front room is over 14 feet by nearly 13 feet, the rear one (a natural dining room, with raised views out to the garden) is 11 feet each way. Picture rail, coving and ceiling rose detail feature in both. You have gorgeous corbels in the hall, too. 

Down a few stairs here and you have a little lobby space, where your back door to the side return area of the garden is located. Then you have your large and double-aspect kitchen/diner which runs over 20 feet, and boasts a bay window - a perfect spot for casual dining through to homework or tea/wine and a gossip. 

Take stairs down and you have a generous lower ground floor which is currently set up in two compartments. You can easily make more of this, and natural light pleasingly comes in the front bay. 

Up to the first floor and from the half-landing you have a big double bedroom at the back of the house (over 14 feet by over 10 feet), with garden views and built-in alcove cupboards. Next door is a smart and new to 2020 bathroom, with underfloor heating and large built-in cupboards. 

The main landing delivers another double bedroom to your right (this one is over 11 feet each way) and a large master bedroom across the front of the house (of over 16 feet by over 14 feet). Another bay window brings the smiles, plus an additional window. You are west-facing here, so you’ll enjoy great afternoon light. 

The second floor hosts two further bedrooms (a good double and a large single - these are 14 feet by over 10 feet, and 9 feet by over 7 feet). 

This leafy, hillside residential area (once the home of Victorian poet Robert Browning) was developed in the late C19th, replacing market gardens (which were owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers who controlled the development) with high-standard housing, on wide and leafy streets. 

Telegraph Hill's secret has been quietly seeping out since the London Overground line (at nearby New Cross Gate and Queens Road Peckham stations) further opened-up the transport links beyond the already good links and ease of access to central London. Enjoy the connectivity of Fare Zone 2, with great views, lovely parks (Telegraph Hill's Upper and Lower Parks, which have been open to the public since 1895, are just up the road), community spirit and a weekly Saturday market as well.

The Hill Station community cafe and pizza place (just next to the church) is very popular with locals and visitors alike. A large Sainsbury's store sits behind NXG station for groceries, and there are cool independent shops, cafes and restaurants on both New Cross Road and Queens Road, alongside the gastro-pubs

Also locally, we particularly like Corner (cafe), The Rosemary and The Old Library Bar, Kudu, Peckham Cellars, Beer Rebellion, Well & Fed, and Blackbird Bakery. The Rose Inn, The Earl of Derby and Skehan’s are all top local public houses (the latter has great live bands on weekends). 

Local schools include Haberdashers' (covering 3-18) and Edmund Waller (3-11). There are also several really good nurseries to choose from within a short stroll. 

  • Tenure: Freehold


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