Westwood Hill, Upper Sydenham
Generous and marvellous two double bedroom garden flat of 994 square feet, with a Freehold-share, within a grand Victorian villa in pretty Upper Sydenham/Crystal Palace borderland. The flat is being sold with no onward chain.
Welcome features are plentiful and include an oversized entrance hall, a big and well-established private garden (accessed from the huge reception room), sash windows, stripped floors and doors, cast-iron radiators, and your own front door.
It’s a leafy yet well-connected spot. Your local parks are Crystal Palace Park and Sydenham Wells Park (both a 5 minute walk), and historic extensive woodland is also local.
You’re within easy reach of three stations. Sydenham is the closest - walk 12 minutes. Then you’ve got Penge West and Crystal Palace (crossing the park) - both a 15 minute stroll.
Pop down a few steps from the front garden, through the gate and your own smart front door is set to your right. You land in one of the largest halls we’ve seen - 15 feet by over 9, in Little Greene’s ‘Basalt’.
To your right, at the front of the flat, you’ve got the first double bedroom. It’s over 10 feet by over 9 feet and has a sash window and a pale carpet to the floor.
To your left of the hall is your bathroom - with two windows (one looking onto your generous lawn), concealed plumbing, contemporary-style white sanitary ware, heated towel radiator and timber detailing, too. You’ll also find plumbing and space for the washing machine.
Next door you’ve got the kitchen - with great garden views and timeless fitted units, plus open shelving and wooden worktops.
The second double bedroom is of the supersized variety - over 18 feet by over 17 feet! It’s set to the front of the building, with a beautiful big bay window, and a pair of ceiling-high custom-built alcove closets, plus pale carpet.
Your reception room completes the internal tour. It’s such an impressive size at over 19 feet by over 14 feet, and has a lovely (working) 60s Rayburn wood burner in the fireplace, alcove shelving, and cool lighting. The space can be easily zoned between sitting and dining, or make a great work from home area as well. Painted timber-framed French doors, with original fitted shutters deliver you to the paved area of the garden. Beyond this you’ve got a good lawn and plenty of mature plants and palms. The garden’s also framed by pretty mature trees in neighbouring gardens.
What’s about? Crystal Palace Park is an amazing one - with (Listed) National Sports Centre nestled in there, plus a maze, lakes, a farm, gardening college, and even dinosaurs! Sydenham Wells Park is a far smaller park but lovely all the same.
Dulwich Wood - together with the adjacent Sydenham Hill Wood - is the largest extant part of the ancient Great North Wood: a natural oak woodland (the history bit: the two woods were separated after the relocation of The Crystal Palace in 1854). The Dulwich Wood House has a country pub feel and large garden, a short walk away.
Sydenham and Crystal Palace are close for independent high streets. In Sydenham we like Cobb’s Corner cafe and Ghurka’s (Nepalese deliciousness). Crystal Palace is famous for its triangular high street area known as ‘The Triangle’. Here we like Joanna’s and Numidie (with cute downstairs bar) and for pubs: The Alma, Sparrowhawk and Westow House.
Gipsy Hill, East Dulwich, Dulwich Village, Forest Hill and even Beckenham are close too for more options.
- Tenure: Share of Freehold (approx. 57 years remaining)
- Service charge: £130 (Month)
- Ground rent: £0
- Council tax band: C
- Borough: Lewisham
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900