Grove Park, Camberwell, SE5
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 1 Reception
Denmark Hill Station - 0.34m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.36m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.46m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.34m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.36m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.46m
Utterly Splendid Six Bedroom Victorian Home With OSP, Cellar and Balcony.
There's much to fall in love with in this delightful semi-detached six bedroom Victorian home. The original detail is beautifully maintained and ever present. Any alterations have been carried out with the utmost respect to the building's original glory. A wonderful westerly aspect supplies a real glow of serenity as the sun sets - especially joyful on a long summer's evening. High ceilings and overtly generous rooms sprawl over three and a half spacious floors. The accommodation comprises six bedrooms (one en suite), a vast double reception (large enough for a grand piano), kitchen/diner, conservatory, bathroom, shower room and super mezzanine with eaves storage. It's topped and tailed by mature, leafy gardens and situated along one of south east London's finest residential streets - tree lined, mature and awash with period loveliness. Throw in off-street parking and a huge cellar with laundry room and you've got a real winner! From here you can amble in minutes to Bellenden Village for some highly considered culinary hotspots. Peckham is nearby for any amount of bustle and Camberwell is a leafy stroll down the inimitable Camberwell Grove. Transport is taken care of with Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye Stations – each less than 10 minutes on foot. Services include Victoria, London Bridge, Blackfriars, Farringdon and the amazing London Overground Line!
The house sits back from the road, behind your off-street parking bay and lawn. The red bricked exterior is handsome and homely with original stained glass and stately stucco columns. A lovingly recreated period tiled path invites you past mature foliage to your original front door where you're greeted by more ornate original stained glass. Your inner hall has high ceilings, dado rails and some lovely cornicing. A step left reveals your impressively proportioned double reception room which has a front aspect square bay and access, via French doors, to your leafy rear conservatory. Mature, productive grape vines cascade from the glass ceiling – English Pinot perhaps? Garden access is offered from here also. Back in the reception you'll spy an original fireplace with marble mantel, flanked on either side with floor to ceiling bookshelves that continue unabated the full length of the space. Picture rails, cornicing and a ceiling rose continue the charm offensive.
A half-flight descent from the hall leads to a beautifully arranged kitchen/diner. Your dining table will sit perfectly opposite the solid fuel range. From here, through the sash window, you can enjoy the vine-clad wrought iron railings that lead down from the conservatory. It's the perfect place for your morning papers. Your cooking area boasts bespoke Estonian solid quartz counters and plentiful cabinet space will house all your pots and pans. A wide rear facing window offers long views down your lush, mature garden. The cellar, accessed from the hall, will house any amount of bric-brac and your burgeoning wine collection. A separate laundry room, with plumbing for the washing machine, will let you get the ironing done in peace.
Your first ascent from the main hallway leads to a spacious rear return which has a family bathroom and your first double bedroom. Here, a west facing window lets you soak every last drop of summer sun. It's a wonderfully airy room with feature fireplace and French doors leading to a wide balcony with garden views. The current owners carried out a faithful reconstruction of the balcony railings - recasted from moulds of the surviving originals. Ascend to the first floor to find your boastful master bedroom spanning the full width of the house. A stunning period feature fireplace graces the right-hand wall and there's yet more picture rails and cornicing.
Bedroom three, another light, bright double has garden views and neutral decor. You'll notice some lovely doorknobs throughout the house - entirely in-keeping with the era. Upward again to the second return you meet a side aspect shower room with recessed storage. Beyond this sits an incredibly airy, dual aspect bedroom with mezzanine and eaves storage - every teenager's dream pad! Your final climb finds you inspecting two further front aspect bedrooms each with romantic sloping eaves and a leafy and lofty streetscape. The reclaimed feature fireplaces in the first return each match perfectly the original in this room - what a find! The larger top room has an adjoining en-suite shower room which supplies views as far as the Millennium Wheel!
The transport options are excellent; Denmark Hill station (Zone 2) for fast, regular services to Victoria and Blackfriars is a five minute walk away. The highly rated London Overground line has completed its outer orbital route around London and also serves Denmark Hill. Clapham High Street, Clapham Junction, Islington, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water) are now all easy as pie to reach. There are also a multitude of buses running on either Grove Lane (two minutes away) or Camberwell Church Street (a seven minute walk) into the City and the West End. 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, five minutes down the Grove. Camberwell Art School and the Dulwich Foundation schools are all a short drive or bus ride away and 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. 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).
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.
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