Grove Park, SE5
- 7 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 4 Receptions
Denmark Hill Station - 0.21m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.24m
East Dulwich Station - 0.44m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.21m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.24m
East Dulwich Station - 0.44m
Astounding Landmark Seven Bedroom Victorian Home With OSP and Impressive Gardens.
On a sizeable corner plot, between Grove Park and Camberwell Grove, Rylstone, a Victorian seven bedroomed home is somewhat of a hidden gem. So named in honour of William Wordsworth's poem 'The White Doe of Rylstone', the property enjoys many original features, including stained glass, textured Ashlar coving, fireplaces and decorative wooden detail.
The accommodation is on three floors (plus cellar), and includes bright spacious rooms, awash with period charm, ornate detail, sympathetic styling and plenty of storage. There are three large reception rooms, a study, a contemporary kitchen (with a utility room and a larder), seven bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room, ensuite shower room, guest wc and a good-sized cellar. You also benefit from a lift from the ground to first floors. Three separate garden areas each supply a peaceful space to unwind. Off street parking allows for up to three cars. This part of the Camberwell Grove conservation area is highly prized - tree lined, peaceful and full of period architecture spanning the Regency, Victorian and Edwardian eras. Bellenden Village is a five minute stroll in one direction; Camberwell and its fantastic list of social attractions is 7 minutes in the other. Transport is taken care of with nearby Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye Stations. And the very lovely Lettsom Gardens is just around the corner.
Rylstone is surrounded by similarly handsome period homes. Tall trees afford it privacy on both sides of the garden while still allowing for plenty of sunlight. The red bricked exterior retains an impressive degree of original charm - clad in mature creepers there are wide bays of sash and casement windows, stained glass and a carved floral brick frieze. A wide red bricked portico leads, via steps and ramp, to the original front door with the house's name etched in stained glass. The inner hall has high ceilings, decorative original cornice work, architraves and a lovely tiled floor. Dado rails and thoughtful wall shades complete the look.
On the right of the hall is one of the reception rooms which overlooks the lawn. More decorative frieze and cornice work abounds as does fitted storage and a period feature mantel. A wide opening leads through to the bright and modern kitchen where contemporary and plentiful cabinets run on three sides into the rear bay window. A modern breakfast bar will seat five comfortably and there's a huge skylight following the shape of the bay. Appliances include an integrated fridge, dishwasher, a four ring Induction hob and two ovens. The back door past the kitchen leads out to a paved patio garden where the current owners cultivate all manner of veg and herbs. There is a good-sized utility room with ceramic butler sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine and a drier. The larder has enough shelving to house all your homemade jams and there is further storage available in the cellar.
The far side of the kitchen leads to the dining room. There are twin country style cabinets and further low level and recessed storage hugging a curved staircase which leads to a first floor study. Back on the far side of the main hall is the drawing room. Stretching a cool seven metres it faces, through five separate sash windows, onto a leafy bricked terrace fringed on all sides by mature greenery. There is an imposing, period fireplace with marble surround and wall to ceiling bookcases at the other end of the room and enough space for a grand piano.
Upstairs there is a generous L shaped landing with dual aspect, stained glass topped casement windows. The first double bedroom fronts the building with picture rails, cornicing and two walls of fitted storage. Across from this is the family bathroom with yet more storage. The master bedroom has access to this and its own private ensuite shower room. The rear of the first landing supplies a further bedroom - a neat, quiet double. Upward again to the second floor there are two similarly sized single bedrooms at the front of the house with those signature dormer windows. The right hand room recedes into the eaves where there is yet again more great storage. Here is a large side facing double bedroom and the seventh and final bedroom will comfortably fit a double bed. A bright, modern shower room completes the tour.
Local schools are also not a worry! You have Bellenden Primary, the new Belham Primary (opening this year), St John's and St Clement's C of E Primary. JAGS, Harris Academies, Dulwich College and Alleyn's schools are all nearby for the years to come. The very excellent Lyndhurst Primary is but a few moment's stroll for one of London's easiest morning commutes. Peckham Rye Park and Ruskin Park are both nearby. Peckham Rye has formal gardens, a woodland, a lake, sports area, a scenic cafe, skate park, outdoor gym and an adventure playground. Dulwich Park, with its new cafe, lake and very popular playground, is also only ten minutes by car. Likewise, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Britain’s oldest public art gallery is an inspiring place to while away an afternoon or just visit for lunch.
The transport options are excellent; Denmark Hill station (Zone 2) for fast, regular services to Victoria and Blackfriars is a five minute walk away. The highly rated London Overground line has completed its outer orbital route around London and also serves Denmark Hill. Clapham High Street, Clapham Junction, Islington, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water) are now all easy as pie to reach. There are also a multitude of buses running on either Grove Lane (two minutes away) or Camberwell Church Street (a seven minute walk) into the City and the West End. Local eateries will keep you perpetually calorie counting - we love The Camberwell Arms, a winner of the Observer Food Monthly’s Best Sunday Lunch award, five minutes down the Grove. Camberwell Art School and the Dulwich Foundation schools are all a short drive or bus ride away and there are plenty of shops nearby including a host of independent food shops on Camberwell Church Street and Camberwell Green, plus a new, modern library and playground. The shops and foodie hotspots of Peckham and East Dulwich are also in walking distance. Keeping fit? Camberwell Baths is stunning and within an easy canter. Ruskin Park is a short hop and you have the Butterfly Tennis Club on your doorstep.
Lettsom Gardens is a beautiful community garden bordered by Grove Park to the north and Grove Hill Road to the south. It is a popular and private amenity for the communities in both those streets and also more widely amongst Camberwell residents. The residents association host summer barbeques and bonfires there, providing special occasions for adults and children to meet new neighbours. The space is divided between woodland, allotments and a tarmac sports field. You'll be interested to know, Terry Jones lived on the opposite side of Lettsom Gardens for many years. He and the other members of Monty Python developed the scripts for the original series as they played five-a-side football there!
Loved by squirrels, locals on lunch and dog walkers, St Giles Churchyard lies behind the Anglican church between Wilson Road and Camberwell Grove.
Sitting right next to a busy junction, Camberwell Green is a small park that is often overlooked. Until the late 18th century, Camberwell was a rural village. The green used to play host to a rather notorious fair held for the Feast of St Giles. This became an increasingly boisterous affair lasting up to three days, until eventually, in 1856, the more 'well to do' residents put an end to it.
Lying between St Giles and Benhill Roads, it was laid out in the mid-Victorian era and is overlooked by some of the loveliest houses from the period in Camberwell. Popular with locals and staff from Southwark Town Hall, the facilities include free tennis courts and a children's play area.
Myatt's Fields Park, on the border of Southwark and Lambeth, is named after a market gardener called Myatt, reputedly famous for his strawberries. Today it features tennis courts, a bandstand and ball games area, and a new playground sporting a wet play zone (dog-free of course).
Superb gastro pub serving one of the best roasts in London – winners of the Observer Food Monthly Award 2015.
Served by four (yes, four) night buses and six 24hour bus routes, it’s the area that never sleeps. Anywhere you could possibly want to go on a night out is accessible - Central London, The City, Clapham, Chelsea, Catford, Hyde Park and even Shepherd’s Bush are within your reach.
Found between Camberwell and Brixton, along Coldharbour Lane. It is between Elephant & Castle and Herne Hill stations and is served by Thameslink and at peak hours by Southeastern.
It is managed by Thameslink and is served by Southeastern and London Overground trains. Is in Travelcard Zone 2. Walking distance to Kings College and The Maudsley hospitals. In the period 2011-2013 the station underwent a redesign with the construction of a new ticket office with access from Champion Park, new walkways and lifts to the platforms. Serving Victoria, Clapham Junction, Ashford International, Sevenoaks.
Camberwell specialises in fine art, design and conservation courses. The unique studio culture offers students the freedom and support to explore their individual creativity.
Independent school on Lyndhurst Grove, 2-7 years. Great organic food.
Mixed for children aged 3-11. Very popular with lots of community based projects