Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, SE5
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
Denmark Hill Station - 0.33m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.34m
Loughborough Junction Station - 0.76m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.33m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.34m
Loughborough Junction Station - 0.76m
Stunning Five Bedroom Grade II Listed Georgian Townhouse With Generous Garden.
Not only is this house on the best part of the best street in Camberwell (if not the whole of London), it's elegantly presented and has a well stocked, generous rear garden awash with mature flora and lush greenery. Every one of the four fabulous floors of this inimitable Georgian gem (built circa 1791) will charm equally. With two gorgeous receptions, three bathrooms, four double bedrooms and one single (currently used as a walk-in dressing room), all rooms are comfortably proportioned as are the halls and landings. A spectacular, curved staircase (original to the house) and four-storey bookshelf, rising gallantly to meet one of the many skylights, is an impressive tribute to the written word! A wonderful rear extension with impressive barrel ceiling creates a fabulous kitchen/diner - it simply begs for a banquet with your nearest and dearest. Two further reception spaces and four double bedrooms mean you'll host Christmas festivities for both sides of the family with ease! The Camberwell Grove conservation area boasts some of the more highly considered residential Georgian architecture in our fair city. Camberwell itself offers a lively and ever increasing list of social and culinary attractions from street fare to posh nosh. You'll never be left short for somewhere to grab a bite, coffee or pint. Transport includes the fabulous London Overground, a mere 8 minute walk at Denmark Hill. From here you'll enjoy swift services to Victoria, Elephant and Castle, Clapham, Blackfriars and Canada Water for Jubilee Line services.
The charmingly understated flat fronted exterior leads you through a flagstone path and pretty front garden fringed with high black gates. Steps lead either up to your front door or downstairs for a private second entrance. Enter via the ground floor to the entrance hall. Once through the cloak area, you meet the inner hall with an original archway. The first reception fronts the Grove through a large sash window with original sliding shutter. It would make a fine study, library, double bedroom and/or TV room. Wide planked engineered oak flooring continues from here throughout most of the house. The second living space faces rear toward the garden and St Giles Church with a beautiful original fireplace and imposing reclaimed marble mantel. Heading down the wonderful curved staircase you reach the lower ground floor where a front facing bedroom offers direct access to the garden - perfect for the nanny. It's got rakes of storage, neutral decor and a large front facing sash window. Outside, you'll find there are two front sheds, one that is at least 8’x6’x6’ and the other is about 3’x3’x8’ - great for concealing all sorts of beloved whatnot.
A fully tiled contemporary shower room precedes the seemingly endless kitchen/diner which stretches a clean eight metres to double doors that lead to your garden. The kitchen counters are granite and there's an integrated dishwasher, fridge freezer and a fab seven-ring gas range with two ovens. Pots and pans will find a comfortable home in the ubiquitous bespoke storage units running generously on either side. Trotting upward, past all your literary classics, you next find the first floor with a landing which is bright and well appointed. The current owners even have a seating arrangement here - a fine spot to catch up on your Mills and Boon. There are double bedrooms to front and rear. The front specimen spans the width of the house and has another gorgeous period fireplace with polished cast iron mantel. The rear room has twin fitted wardrobes and a peaceful aspect. A second fancy, fully tiled shower room adjoins with another rear facing sash window.
A second bright and airy landing marks the summit of your bountiful bookshelves. A huge Velux here invites light to gush downward over this and the previous floors. The master bedroom fronts the Grove and enjoys one final eye catching black marble fireplace. Stunning Cole and Son wallpaper graces the chimney breast which rises above the ceiling pitch to meet three further Velux - simply delightful for morning sun. To the rear of the landing you'll find a dressing room/study/child's single bedroom. This leads to the generous master bathroom with a walk-in shower, contemporary roll top bath and period loo and wash hand basin. A glance out the sash window reveals some very special chimney and tree top views over gardens and surrounding period loveliness sumptuously framed by the famous St Giles Church with its beautiful park and Friday night jazz. It's the perfect conclusion to the perfect house.
The transport options are good; Denmark Hill station (Zone 2) for fast, regular services to Victoria, Blackfriars and London Bridge is a 8 minute walk. The highly considered London Overground Line serves Denmark Hill with services to Clapham High Street, Clapham Junction, Islington, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water) are now all easy as pie. There's even a fancy ticket hall to boot! There are also a multitude of buses running close by on Camberwell Church Street into the City and the West End. The very excellent Lyndhurst Primary School is but a moment's stroll as are a plethora of eateries and the excellent Crooked Well is located behind the property on Grove Lane. Theo's is great for yummy pizza. The award winning 'Camberwell Arms' does a cracking roast and 'The Hermit's Cave' is the best spot for a pint of black. Zen Yoga over the road is considered world class and you can grab a spot of tennis in nearby Brunswick Park. 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 in Camberwell Green. Keeping fit? The recently renovated Camberwell Baths is stunning and within 60 seconds from your door. Ruskin Park is a short hop too.
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).
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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