Arbuthnot Road, Telegraph Hill, SE14


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions


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New Cross Gate Station - 0.36m

New Cross Gate Station - 0.37m

Nunhead Station - 0.45m

  • Beautiful Original Features
  • Self Contained One Bedroom Flat
  • Enchanting South Facing 100ft Garden
  • Stunning Decor
  • Seconds From Telegraph Hill Park

Jaw Dropping Five Bedroom Victorian Home With Beautiful South Facing Garden

Some houses just get it right! This sublime late Victorian five bedder is most certainly one of them - we wouldn't change an inch. Spread over four sumptuous floors, the interior is elegant, sympathetic and beautifully arranged. It's a marriage of traditional charm, tasteful, designer fittings, bespoke joinery and our favourite Farrow and Ball shades. It's so wonderful to see a period home so comfortable in a modern setting while true to its heritage. Impressive features abound; hand finished oak flooring, Fired Earth tiles, original cornicing, picture rails, ceiling roses, high ceilings, restored draught-proofed sash windows, six period fireplaces - the list grows ever longer. A huge loft offers exciting development potential - nearby houses have instated a further two good sized bedrooms and a shower room. From its elevated end of terrace position, the house steals some marvellous sweeping views over our fair city - a real treat on bonfire night. There's a cute self contained one bed flat on the lower ground floor - perfect for nana or some rental yield. To top it off, your magnificent English country garden stretches over 100 ft of delightful fragrant shrubs, herbs and flowers - it's a joy from start to end. The area is peaceful, leafy and settled yet close to so much. Telegraph Hill Park is well known for its beautifully manicured green spaces and unparalleled views. It's just seconds away. Transport is a cinch - you're in between Nunhead and New Cross Stations for numerous swift services to Central London and beyond. Nunhead, New Cross, Brockley, East Dulwich and Peckham are all easily reached.

Arbuthnot Road rises gently along the park's Eastern end and is lined with similarly handsome period properties. Traffic calming measures make the locale decidedly serene. Approaching the house, you're struck by its height and width. Your front garden is fringed with mature greenery; the scent of summer Jasmine leads you inward through wrought iron railings. Wide, tiled steps lead upward, past a slate chip bed and direct access to the lower ground floor flat. Your proud upper ground floor original door is recessed in a high portico and boasts its original stained glass and knocker. Inward bound you meet those high ceilings and a long cast iron school house radiator. Your stunning, textured oak flooring continues right to the lavish double reception with rich 'Basalt' walls by the Little Green Paint Company. The frieze is a wonderful chalky white and there's both cornicing and elaborate ceiling roses. Matching original fireplaces sit at either end of the space, each with show stopping original tiled hearths, chunky marble mantels coal effect gas fires. A wide bay of sash offers a tantalising glimpse through mature greenery toward the Shard. Pretty French doors lead rear to the garden. Back in the hall, the bordering wall with the reception curves seductively, passing your original staircase with ornate balustrades and pin stripe runner with solid brass stair rods. Read More

Your kitchen/diner runs a healthy length from the end of the hall. Bespoke 'Ian Dunn' kitchen cabinets in Farrow and Ball 'Borrowed Light' are crowned in Antique Brown granite - including a peninsula breakfast bar - it's all very dishy! Your integrated appliances include dishwasher and fridge freezer (both AEG). There's a jaw dropping five ring Stoves induction range - it'll have you cooking up a hurricane! One of your many cabinets has three powerpoints to comfortably house the microwave, coffee machine and toaster. Your double ceramic butler sink sits over a run of solid Iroko and there's another original fireplace with hearth, mantel and coal effect gas fire sitting opposite. A pleasant seating space precedes further French doors that lead to the sunny lower patio. From here grand steps lead upward to a sea of perfectly chosen flora. The current owners have proudly created a most special array of posies and plants. We spied poppies, Russian sage, peonies, honeysuckle, Wollarton Old Hall climbing roses, hardy geranium and oodles of allium - to name but a few (planting list available). Indeed if it looks familiar, you'll have seen it as a proud participant in the Telegraph Hill Open Gardens weekend. The lawn slopes upward to a second patio beyond which lies rhubarb, raspberries and artichokes! Even the shed has a green roof - it's all magic.

Your lower ground floor landing has a recessed cupboard and handy walk in laundry room. This leads next to your essential self contained one bedroom flat which consists of a well designed kitchen/living area, neat study space, double bedroom and adjoining slate-tiled. shower room. A rear door leads to an outside wc and up, via steps, to the rear garden. The first of your fantastic upper bedrooms sits on the first return and faces rear over the garden through a huge bay of sash windows. The view must be seen to be appreciated. Next door you find a suitably sexy bathroom - think cast iron roll top bath, geometric 'Abbey' Fired Earth tiles and period style wash hand basin and radiator. Seamless wall units house your lotions and potions. Your separate wc sits next door with more Fired Earth fabulousness. Dainty yet abundant shelving affords you space for all your best sellers. The loo is period style and there's a side aspect casement window.

Upward again to the first floor you find your masterful main bedroom in Farrow and Ball 'Dix blue' confidently sprawling into the full wonderful width of the building. The bay window frames uninterrupted city views - you can see the Walkie Talkie, the Shard, the Gherkin and plenty in between. An original fireplace with pretty tiling and marble mantel is hugged by original storage. Your third double bedroom in Farrow and Ball 'Stone Blue' with coal effect gas fireplace, peaceful leafy views and more dulcet tones complete this floor. The final climb delivers you to a most wonderful fourth bedroom which is one of our favourites. Gazing down over the surrounding leafiness through two sash windows and with another adorable original fireplace, it supplies the sweetest spot for a read, a snooze or just a little contemplation. A nicely sized power shower room sits next door. Your loft is accessed on the first floor landing. Currently boarded and with power it promises a fine space to store all your beloved tat. If you do go ahead with developing the space it'll command even more impressive views!

Arbuthnot Road is right in the heart of the Telegraph Hill Conservation area with a close proximity to a number of excellent local schools including Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College. Local transport links include New Cross Gate and Brockley stations (National Rail and London Overground) with superb connections to Canary Wharf, London Bridge and The City. You are also within striking distance of Nunhead train station where the Bedford line will whizz you to City Thameslink, Farringdon and beyond. The Hill Station cafe at the top of Telegraph Hill Park is a fantastic spot for breakfast, community events and cabaret. There is a real sense of rejuvenation happening in nearby Nunhead Village. The list of social attractions is ever increasing. We love Four Hundred Rabbits for pizza, The Old Nun's Head for a pint or pop-up kitchen experience and the modern European sharing boards at Babette's! Peckham Rye and East Dulwich are long established restaurant hubs, and now Queen's Road Peckham and Brockley are fast catching up with new spots such as the high-end South African, Kudu and the Orchard Bar and Kitchen. Read Less

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