Carden Road, Nunhead, SE15
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1 Reception
Nunhead Station - 0.47m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.58m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.59m
Nunhead Station - 0.47m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.58m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.59m
Huge Semi Detached Five Bedroom Victorian Gem With Cellar and Pretty Gardens - CHAIN FREE
We just love these Carden Road Victorian classics - not least for the impressive high ceilings, reassuring room sizes and potential for extension. Indeed the current owners of this fantastic five bedder have deftly converted their loft to supply an unbeatably bright and spacious master bedroom and contemporary bathroom. You'll delight at a healthy dollop of original features, including cornicing and working fireplaces and there's more bespoke fitted storage than you'll be able to fill. The accommodation, over three floors, comprises a vast double reception, large kitchen/diner, five fab bedrooms, two bathrooms and a further wc. The lower ground floor continues the generous proportions and you'll enjoy well stocked, mature gardens to front and rear. Nunhead is south London's best kept secret! Mature, friendly and seriously well connected. Nunhead Lane supplies cafes, eateries, fishmonger, post office and bakery. Nunhead Station will whisk you to Elephant and Castle, Blackfriars and Farringdon in no time.
Your walled front garden runs wider than the house to offer a side access point and neatly tucked storage unit (for your bikes, scooters, buggies and the like). Three separate, well stocked beds supply abundant flora - those roses! Original decorative stucco work crowns your recessed portico which leads to your original door. It's painted the same sky blue as the pretty wrought iron front gate. Your inner hall introduces those magically high ceilings and original cornice work. The staircase, painted crisp white, enjoys its original hardwood banister. Head left for that cavernous double reception which dips front through a proud square front bay of five sash windows. Bespoke shutters on the side panes and frosting on the lower panes afford welcome privacy. The front section of the space has a lovely (working) period fireplace with wooden mantel while your formal dining to the rear area enjoys a rather fetching reclaimed working period Danish “H Rasmussen” wood burning stove. The ceilings of both receptions are adorned with egg and dart floral coving with central roses providing the base for unobtrusive and well-proportioned chandeliers. Alcoves to the side of each chimney breast are fitted with lower cupboards and upper shelving. The light and airy feel is enhanced by the double French doors and transom leading from here to the rear garden.
Further down the hall you find understairs storage next to the lower ground floor entrance. Considerably wider than the average cellar, this space will house and hide a lifetime's worth of jumble & clutter - and any amount of yummy vino. For the practical minded, in addition to the terracotta honeycomb wine store, it houses the present owners' chest freezer and a recently installed boiler.
The kitchen/diner is a good length and has counter and cabinet space on both sides. There is plenty of room to spare even after you have added all of your washing and drying goods. The dining table will fit perfectly down by double glass doors which open to the patio. Your lawn is generous, well presented and leads to a sunny raised terrace and storage shed framed by the original garden wall. The rear garden features several established fruit trees trained along the left hand border including a fan shaped plum and espalier Apple and Pear trees. A large vine is supported by an arbor to the right.
Back inside, head up to your first return to find further fitted shelving and lovely white painted floorboards. There's a mostly tiled bathroom with contemporary loo, rolltop freestanding bath with shower and wash basin and a side aspect sash window with mottled glass. The first of your bedrooms faces rear over the garden through another of the property’s large sash windows. It has fitted storage, contemporary fitted shelving, a neat cast iron radiator in the former fire place and will comfortably house a double bed. Head up another half flight to find a positively enormous double bedroom spreading into the full width of the house with light flooding in through its two large sashes. A fireplace with ornate details graces the far wall and there's plenty of fitted storage on the opposing side. The third bedroom has a garden view through yet another sash, more fitted storage, shelving, and another original fireplace.
Your second return hosts a peaceful double bedroom with period fireplace and shelving and rich ivy green walls. A neat wc sits next door. The final climb rewards you with that splendid master bedroom which is carpeted and has a lofty aspect to front and rear. Low level boarded eaves storage will come in handy. Last but certainly not least comes your tiptop, light and lovely contemporary bathroom with separate walk in shower.
A casual ten minute walk will get you to Nunhead station and trains to Victoria, Blackfriars, City Thames Link and St Pancras. Alternatively, you could walk a couple of minutes further [or take a short bus ride] to Peckham Rye station, which has trains to London Bridge and Victoria, and the London Overground tube line, which offers direct access to Shoreditch, Islington, Clapham Junction and beyond. Nunhead boasts some lovely eateries. Napura 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. Its stunning newly opened play area, café and adventure playground are a must for families. The popular eateries of Peckham Rye are just around the corner, with East Dulwich’s popular Lordship Lane about fifteen minutes on foot.
Carry on through the park and further afield you’ll find the delightfully eccentric Horniman Museum with its aquarium and butterfly garden, 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