Barforth Road, Nunhead, SE15
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
Nunhead Station - 0.44m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.57m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.58m
Nunhead Station - 0.44m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.57m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.58m
Double-Fronted Detached Victorian Four Bedder With Beautiful Finish.
Tasteful, bright and supremely spacious, this dishy four bedroom double-fronted detached dream has it all. Spread over two huge floors the property benefits from original features and some wonderful contemporary additions. The accommodation comprises four lovely double bedrooms (including a fab master suite), a beautiful double length reception, similarly impressive kitchen/diner, utility, family bathroom and handy wc. Your rear garden spans the full width of the property and there's a head height storage cellar for all your whatnot. The rooms are solid, stylish and symmetrical throughout, enjoying fireplaces, ceiling roses and cornicing. All contemporary additions have been done with respect to the original layout.
The house is a tech lovers dream with CAT6 cabling in all rooms. You'll enjoy hardwired integrated speakers throughout the ground floor, gardens and bathroom. 9.1 speaker cabling in the TV room makes movie-night something to behold! It's a good job the house is detached. The locale is as impressive! Peaceful and mature, it is well stocked with similarly handsome period homes. You're within a ramble of family-friendly Nunhead and its burgeoning culinary scene. Peckham Rye Common is an easy trot as are Nunhead and Peckham Rye Stations. You're also close to some highly regarded state primaries such as Edmund Waller and Ivydale and there are some great independent schools in nearby Dulwich and Herne Hill.
An arched wrought-iron gate leads past high privet hedging and opposing slate chip beds. A wide arched portico reveals the original door, painted Farrow and Ball's 'Dix Blue'. A rectangular light above bears the house's name 'Hopecote' and mottled oblong panes on either side afford your hall plenty of daylight. Inside you meet high ceilings, decorative original cornicing and the first of many cast iron school house radiators. The original staircase is wide, white and wonderful with original hardwood newel post and banister.
A step to the left reveals the nine metre long kitchen/diner which spans from the wide front bay to a rear wall of bi-fold glass sliding doors. The cooking area runs to the front of the room with a jaw-dropping Corian island that supplies a breakfast bar and plenty of space for dicing and slicing. Appliances include a four ring induction hob, steaming oven, heating drawer and integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. To the rear you find a working period fireplace with hood, tiling and mantel. Open the bi-fold doors wide for a wonderful sense of airiness. The garden has a patio and astro turf lawn. There's some lovely mature shrubs and creepers on the rear wall and you face onto the very beautiful Victorian St Anthony's Church with its triple-height lead studded arched windows.
The far side of the hall delivers you to an equally impressive double-length reception where sits a most imposing reclaimed original fireplace with original tiled hearth and black marble mantel. There's more original cornicing overhead and either end of the space has a ceiling rose. Your lounge area to the rear enjoys Farrow and Ball's 'Downpipe' and has a large rear-facing picture window with garden views. To the rear of the hall you find garden access next to a handy utility space with washing machine, storage and handy wc. Forest inspired wallpaper makes the most of the space. The cellar is accessed off the hall and supplies plenty more storage opportunities.
Head up the lovely staircase (with white painted treads and risers) to find the family bathroom on the rear return. It's got a tear-shaped bath, modern suite, heated towel rail and a side aspect frosted sash window. Underfloor heating will keep you toasty all year round and there's a heated mirror to help the morning preening. The upper landing is carpeted and has neutral decor. Your master suite is delightful. It faces front through three sash windows and incorporates generous slumber space. en suite shower room and an adjoining dressing area with built-in storage, full length mirror and automatic lights - are you ready for your close-up? Two further large double bedrooms sit on the far side of the landing, one to the front and one rear. Both are carpeted and have simple coving and large sash windows. Your fourth and final bedroom is a neat double with garden views and 'Vardo' walls. As if all this weren't enough, there's a vast loft too! Spanning the entire width of the house, it's currently half-boarded for excellent storage. The space is ripe for conversion - an even better master suite perhaps?!
Peckham Rye Station is a 10 minute walk or easy 4 minute bus journey. It boasts swift, regular services to London Bridge and Victoria, and the London Overground tube line, which offers direct access to Shoreditch, Islington, Clapham Junction and beyond. Nunhead station is a ten minute morning stroll for trains to Victoria, Blackfriars, City Thames Link and St Pancras. Nunhead boasts some lovely eateries. Babette's neighbourhood restaurant and Four Hundred Rabbits have some lovely nosh. The Old Nun's Head does a lovely craft pint and more tasty fair. They have regular events and themed evenings too. A book shop, butcher and fishmonger will save you the bother of leaving the locale too. The glorious and well kept secret that is Peckham Rye Park is just a stone’s throw away. Games fields, an ornamental garden, arboretum, bowling green, duckpond and outdoor gym will appeal to all tastes. Carry on through the park and further afield you’ll find the delightfully eccentric Horniman Museum, and Britain’s oldest public gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery. For fabulous views across the whole of London head to the top of One Tree Hill.
At the heart of Nunhead, it hosts community events and has existed for over 200 years. Recently renovated and now includes a children’s play area with a separate green space for dogs, ball games and picnics.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Peckham Rye is also the site, in the 1760s, of artist and poet William Blake's visions.One was of "a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars". Today this beautiful, big green triangle betwixt East Dulwich, Peckham and Nunhead is composed of a newly restored Victorian park and the original and historic Common.
Nunhead Cemetery is one of seven Victorian cemeteries in London and possibly the most attractive. Part of what makes it special is the contrast between the lavish monuments built to remember the most important people of the era and the small, humble but equally memorable headstones that mark public burials. The first visit can elicit a range of reactions from visitors, the dense foliage and gothic architecture can be imposing, but this is countered by fantastic views and beautiful scenery.
These guys use the finest fior di latte mozzarella and San Marzano DOP tomatoes on their bases. Pretty good wine too.
Located in the centre of the shopping district of Peckham, this station opened on 1 December 1865 and is at the intersection of two railway lines - one from London Bridge in a south west direction, and one coming from Victoria and going south east to Kent.The arrival of the London Overground Line in December 2012 connected Peckham Rye directly to London's east end and additional tube stations Canada Water (Jubilee), Whitechapel (District, Metropolitan & City), north London - Highbury & Islington (Victoria), Clapham Junction and the many train services from there.
Nunhead railway station is in the Nunhead area of the London Borough of Southwark. The station is managed by Thameslink and is in Travelcard Zone 2. You can reach London Victoria, Sevenoaks, Dartford and London Blackfriars on the weekend.
Queens Road Peckham railway station is in the London Borough of Southwark and also serves the area to the east of Peckham, in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is on the South London Line between Peckham Rye and South Bermondsey, and trains also go to Croydon via various routes and beyond. It is on the road of that name and is in Travelcard Zone 2. Find similar routes at Peckham Rye.
A popular primary choice for the Nunhead quarter of SE15. It’s at the heart of the local community, with its own children’s centre and even the nursery has chickens!
Single sex secondary school for boys. Extensively rebuilt, good grades and has a position among the best in Southwark.
4 star small, friendly primary school