Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, SE5
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
Denmark Hill Station - 0.23m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.25m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.72m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.23m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.25m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.72m
Magnificent Georgian Five Bedroom Home With Elegant Finish and OSP - CHAIN FREE.
This imposing and spacious Georgian house, built in 1771, spans approx 3,300 sq ft over five wonderful floors. A sympathetic restoration has been carried out with extraordinary attention and respect to the original Georgian aesthetic. The result marries perfectly traditional splendour with top quality contemporary infrastructure. All fixtures and fittings have been produced by master craftspeople at the apex of their professions. A state-of-the-art kitchen by Bulthaup and Gaggenau creates a most elegant cooking environment. The bathrooms and sanitary ware throughout are by Boffi, Agape and Vola and the ERCO and FLoS architectural lighting presents artwork at its very best. An array of sublime original features will impress endlessly, including floor-to-ceiling sash windows with painstakingly restored shutters. The hinges have been relieved of 300 years of paint and restored individually by hand. Hand-blown lead glass, produced by a specialist in Paris, has the same wonderful reflective texture as the original. Exquisite original and reclaimed fireplaces run throughout as does expertly restored cornice work. With a ceiling height of almost four metres in the magnificent first floor drawing room, the sense of space is incredible. The entire house has also been re-wired to the highest spec and heating, plumbing and CAT6 cabling are up to 21st century standard. The accommodation comprises a splendid drawing room, dining room, library (potentially used as a fifth bedroom), four additional double bedrooms, three bathrooms, mezzanine wc and that splendid Bulthaup kitchen. Whilst only a mere two miles from Westminster, Tate Britain and the Imperial War Museum, Camberwell Grove supplies an exceptionally tranquil boulevard, lined with lush cathedral-like Plane trees. It hosts some of south London’s finest period properties.
The House has an elegant, imposing Georgian exterior, and a long front courtyard garden with original York stone, original railings and gate. Well maintained laurel hedging affords exceptional privacy. A wide step with more original ornate railings brings you to the original front door, which is crowned with an arched fanlight and bears its original, restored Georgian deadlock. The wide hallway is lined with oak panelling. Beautifully aged original floorboards continue throughout. A step leftward leads to your formal dining room and jaw-dropping kitchen. The space spans the full depth of the main footprint of the building. Separated centrally with wide original double doors it offers maximum flexibility depending on the occasion.
The dining area has more plush oak panelling, cornicing and two front aspect sash windows, each with original shutters. The architectural lighting presents your masterpieces beautifully. Your dinner guests will be most impressed. A period fireplace with coal effect gas fire and mantel adds to the glow. The kitchen is sublime. Facing rear over the garden through polite French doors, it boasts a marvellous stainless steel island and fully integrated Gagganau appliances. These include dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven and a professional extractor. Another beautiful feature fireplace sits on the far wall. Open your rear doors wide in the milder months for a lovely flow of air and some peaceful and private garden views.
Heading downward, you find garden access on the lower return. It stretches a generous 50ft of lush lawn, ivy creeper and planter beds. Flood lighting creates a wonderful dusk and nighttime dining space. Your off-street parking bay is concealed from view at the rear and accessed via Graces Mews. Reaching the lower ground floor, you find a beautiful library fronting the Grove through two sash windows. The room is lined with bespoke oak bookshelves and features splendid oak herringbone parquet flooring, an imposing black marble fireplace and original grate. An American Walnut-lined wine cellar adjoins featuring an integrated Gaggenau wine chill cabinet. The lower hall has understairs storage and a tiled marble floor which extends into both the shower room and guest bedroom. Heading upward to the first floor you meet a mezzanine WC with beautiful double doors and rear facing sash window. It’s a delightfully bright affair with hand-painted silk wallpaper by De Gournay and sanitary ware by Boffi, Agape and Vola.
The first floor is dedicated to an expansive drawing room; certainly the finest principal room we have ever seen. Three stunning, original floor-to-ceiling sash windows with bespoke hand-blown glass and original, restored shutters frame the room and offer leafy views over the Grove. Original wide floorboards and cornicing have been sympathetically and expertly restored. Two exquisite matching marble fireplaces (both working) sit in each half of the space providing a delightful symmetry. We can imagine the joy of an open fire come winter. ERCO museum lighting is suspended from the almost four metre high ceilings, presenting your signature artwork beautifully. A further rear sash peers over the garden.
Upward again, you find your second floor suite which is sumptuously presented in more De Gournay hand-painted silk wallpaper. Its delicate avian detail is simply enchanting. Three more sash windows look out over the leafy canopy Camberwell Grove is most loved for. The room has a feature fireplace with coal effect gas fire and a wall of mirrored wardrobes. Access to the main bathroom is shared with the second floor landing. Here you’re treated to a contemporary roll-top Corian bath by Agape, double walk-in shower, period feature fireplace and some show-stopping hand-made glass mosaic tiling by Bisazza. The final climb upward delivers you to a bright landing with plenty of fitted storage. There are double bedrooms to both front and rear and a beautifully finished bathroom with a contemporary floor-standing bath in Corian, and as elsewhere, taps by Vola.
The Camberwell Grove Conservaton area is a much sought-after address. Peaceful and tree-lined it enjoys a wealth of local amenties. Ruskin Park is a short hop and you have the Butterfly Tennis Club on your doorstep. The transport options are great; Denmark Hill station (Zone 2) is a 6 minute walk for fast, regular services to Victoria, Blackfriars, Farringdon and St.Pancras/Kings Cross. The highly considered London Overground Line supplies further services to Clapham High Street, Clapham Junction, Islington, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water). 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. The award winning 'Camberwell Arms' does a cracking roast and 'The Hermit's Cave' is the best spot for a pint of black. 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 much loved Camberwell Baths is stunning and just three minutes from your door.
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.
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