Shenley Road, Camberwell, SE5
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
Denmark Hill Station - 0.43m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.43m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.44m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.43m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.43m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.44m
Jaw Dropping Five Bedroom Victorian Home With Roof Terrace and Stunning Loft Extension
Just wow! We've found the most impressive architect-designed loft extension of all time! Boasting an exquisite refurbishment, this much loved five bedroom family home offers spacious, bright and sympathetically augmented accommodation. The top floor master suite is of an exceptional standard, with en-suite wet room, dressing area, study space and that jaw dropping roof terrace with sweeping views over our beloved city. It's a truly unique and inspiring city oasis. You'll enjoy some lovely original features throughout (that cornicing!) and there's a handy storage cellar for vino et al. The well presented rear garden offers yet more R&R opportunities. This area boasts much to be excited about. The nearby Camberwell College of Arts attracts a wonderful creative vibe to the locale. You're within a pleasant stroll of beautiful Bellenden Village and the plucky attractions of Peckham are also nearby. Camberwell and its fab list of culinary and social spots is within easy staggering distance. Transport is another high point, with Peckham Rye supplying numerous swift, frequent services to London Bridge, Elephant and Castle, Clapham and Canada Water for the Jubilee Line.
The house enjoys an end of terrace corner spot which means that you get sun throughout the day in the west-facing garden and the roof terrace. Shenley Road is mature, leafy and perfectly placed. Pristine black cast iron railings invite you down an original tessellated pathway past a slate chip bed and high mature hedging. Ornate cornice work fringes the sides and top of the recessed portico and can also be spotted on both storeys of the canted bay window. Inside you'll find more decorative cornicing, high ceilings and some dishy, solid wooden flooring. This continues into the front reception room which enjoys a wide bay of double glazed sash windows. Plantation shutters on both upper and lower panes afford privacy and there's a lovely wood burning stove with contemporary mantel.
The wonderfully decorative cornicing continues through to the second reception. Wide double doors separate the two rooms and can be opened to create one larger space. From here, period bi-fold doors open to that spectacular kitchen/diner extension which spans the full width of the building to the rear. Super sleek plant based resin floors run throughout the entire space. Two extra long skylights invite the sun inward, filling the space with natural light. The huge central island is Corian topped as is the counter space on the left wall. Appliances include a five ring induction hob, fancy Fisher and Paykel double drawer dishwasher, bespoke larder, NEFF and Bosch ovens and a Siemens extractor. A handy WC tucks neatly on the side wall and a wall of bi-fold glass doors open full width to the garden. We can't imagine a more lovely spot to cook, dine and enjoy company. Outside you'll enjoy raised oak sleeper planter beds awash with yellow roses, Clematis, Lavender and abundant mature foliage.
Your first floor delivers a lovely front facing double bedroom which runs to full width. Twin wardrobes flank a pretty period feature fireplace and the bay window has modern shutters. A second double comes next with a pleasant streetscape, lively yellow shutters, storage and feature fireplace. A third double bedroom sits on the upper return next to a modern, mostly tiled, bathroom and separate WC. The rear of the landing enjoys seamless bespoke storage and a fourth bright double bedroom with shutters and a pleasant garden view. Wide steps lead upward from the upper landing to that glorious copper clad loft extension which soaks in sun all day. The master bedroom fronts the street with en suite wet room, dressing area and enough space for an infrared sauna unit (not included in the sale). The study area enjoys more bespoke storage and a thick cut oak integrated desk. From here, bespoke electric glass doors open, with the click of a button, to the main event! This decked terrace is genuinely one of the most impressive spaces we've had the pleasure to visit. With uninterrupted, lofty views stretching as far as the Gherkin, Shard and Canary Wharf it's 'roll on bonfire night'! The bespoke glass doors will even close automatically if it rains!
South London Gallery and Camberwell College of Arts, plus the quirky Bellenden Road shops, are at your fingertips. You have all sorts of buses at the end of the road travelling into and across London with night services too. A 10 minute walk has you at either Denmark Hill or Peckham Rye mainline stations (both Zone 2) with services to Victoria, Blackfriars, Farringdon and beyond, (to St Albans and even Stanstead !), or east to London Bridge and Cannon Street. Dulwich Foundation schools are easily accessible by bus or car. The area is also home to one of London’s best hospitals, Kings College, which is a 10-minute walk away. Camberwell enjoys an eclectic variety of independent food stores and a number of excellent bars and restaurants including the Crooked Well on Grove Lane and the award-winning Camberwell Arms which does a cracking Sunday lunch. The renowned Hermit’s Cave is just one of the many great pubs in the area.
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