Champion Hill, Camberwell, SE5
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 7 Receptions
East Dulwich Station - 0.29m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.31m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.32m
East Dulwich Station - 0.29m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.31m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.32m
Breathtaking Six Bedroom Detached Residence in Prime Position - CHAIN FREE.
This house is impeccably placed in one of the most prestigious postcodes this side of the Thames. Champion Hill sweeps between Denmark Hill and Grove Lane and has an intriguing history and interesting architectural mix. These Victorian homes very rarely hit the market and it’s clear to see why – inside you’ll spy a staggering 5000 square feet of space! Brimming with character and charm, the rooms inside are of magnificent proportions with many original features and swathed in natural light. The beautiful mature garden measures around 119 feet with a large shed at the bottom and there are six double bedrooms, seven receptions, three bathrooms, balcony, cloak room, stunning hallways and tandem garage.
Set back from the street, park the car(s) in the driveway (space for 4 or more!) and pause to admire the façade of this house – it’s very appealing; red bricked, draped in wisteria and has flashes of colour with stained glass windows on the upper floors. You’ll spy a garage to the right hand side (which has access both directly into the house and the back garden). Step through the arched, double front door and into an elegant entrance hall with solid oak herringbone parquet floor and large cloak room to the rear. Turning left through another attractive arch leads to a magnificent hall/first reception room with solid oak flooring, a shooting ceiling and stunning staircase with stained glass window. From here, double doors lead into a front-facing, formal reception (currently used as a dining room) with solid wood floors, impressive ceiling height and original fireplace to the right. From this room you can walk directly into the spacious and well appointed kitchen next door (also access via the hall) with ample work space, an island and country style units, equipped to handle family meals with ease. A side aspect door is great for taking the rubbish out. To the rear of the ground floor are two further large and elegant reception rooms with solid wood floors and large windows giving grand views of the garden. One has a fantastic bay window and both rooms have access to a large and pretty balcony (lovely for sitting out) which in turn leads down to the 119ft x 57ft garden.
The lower ground floor plays host to some fantastic additional space. Down here you’ll find a 'summer kitchen' (with direct access to the garden, ideal for BBQs) utility room with loo, further storage rooms and three further large reception rooms currently arranged as a home office, games room and gym. There is easy access through double doors onto the sunny terrace too, this floor would make an ideal teenager’s mini-flat or au-pair quarters perhaps? The rest of the house is arranged over the top two floors with three big double bedrooms on the first floor. The master sits across the front of the house and has a fantastic en suite bathroom with shower, tub, twin sinks and storage cupboards. Bedrooms two and three each face rear with beautiful garden views. There is a second balcony leading from the left hand room where you can enjoy those views just that little bit more. There is separate attractive blue tiled bath and shower room sitting just along the hall. The second floor has three more bedrooms (six in total) with sloping ceilings and pretty fireplaces in each room. A third bathroom, large airing cupboard and a run of storage cupboards in the hall are sure to make life easier!
The transport options are excellent; eight minute walk to Denmark Hill station (Zone 2) for the highly rated London Overground line which has completed its outer orbital route around London. Shoreditch, Canary Wharf (via Canada Water), Clapham Junction and a large number of other stops are all reachable on this link. Denmark Hill also directly serves the City (Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, Kings Cross/St Pancras) as well as the West End (Victoria). East Dulwich station, also only eight minutes walk, goes directly to London Bridge. There are also a multitude of buses running on either Grove Lane (two minutes away) or Denmark Hill (five minutes away).
There are a number of excellent schools nearby, including the foundation schools, with a direct walk straight down to JAGs and Alleyns. Camberwell College of Art is also within walking distance. 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, eight minutes down the Grove. 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. There is a Sainsburys superstore an easy 5 minute walk away. 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).
Traditional Ethiopian food and coffee served in a relaxed and airy room with modern African art.
Hip pub with old-meets-new decor, open fire and quirky garden, serving British food and craft beers.
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