Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, SE5
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
Denmark Hill Station - 0.21m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.23m
East Dulwich Station - 0.45m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.21m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.23m
East Dulwich Station - 0.45m
Delightful Semi Detached Six Bedroom Georgian Gem With Beautiful Garden and Roof Terrace.
This glorious 6 bedroom Georgian dream sits on the upper end of south East London's most celebrated period rows. Boasting an array of original charm the house includes fireplaces, cornicing and ceiling rose. A sublime circular stone staircase sweeps upward to a signature circular skylight - it's simply elegant!
This generously proportioned home, which has not been on the market for over 40 years, is spread lavishly over four floors, each enjoying a bow shaped side-atrium which rises to the second floor. You'll enjoy six bedrooms (master en suite), two charming reception rooms, a large kitchen/dining room, 3 full bathrooms, shower and guest wc. The rear garden has been deftly augmented to flow over three distinct levels. Also included is a Koi-fish pond, meditation pit and York stone terrace for al-fresco dining. Never failing to impress, the house also supplies a stunning second floor roof terrace with space for vegetable cultivation, sun-lounging and morning coffee. With views as far as Hampstead Heath and as iconic as the London Eye and Big Ben, it's the perfect spot for ringing in the New Year with a birds eye view of the fireworks along the Thames.
The location leaves as much to rave about. Camberwell Grove offers some of the finest Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian homes in our fair city. Tree lined and keenly placed for every conveyable amenity, you'll find yourself rarely roaming far from home. When you do, Denmark Hill station is just a five minute amble for swift services to the city and beyond. East Dulwich station is just a touch further and supplies yet more regular central connections. The bars, eateries and boutiques of East Dulwich are an easy walk. Closer still are the much loved pubs and restaurants of Camberwell!
Your front garden wall proudly bears the 'Camberwell Grove' sign. An easterly front aspect supplies plenty of morning sun and a leafy vista up Grove Park. A wide, well stocked front garden replete with flowering shrubs and architectural plants leads you off the Grove and up a grand set of steps. The original door opens to reveal a most impressive entrance hall with that show stopping curved stone staircase curling upward. There's original wooden architraves, high ceilings and cornicing. A handy guest wc sits neatly to the right. The main reception fronts the street through two floor-to-ceiling original French windows. Both enjoy the original ornate balconies, shutters and there are even some original blown glass Georgian window panes too. A wide, open fireplace with tasteful mantel will host a roaring fire throughout the winter months. 12ft high ceilings afford a wonderful sense of space. Double doors open rear from here to the open plan dining area which benefits from a lovingly hand-restored original ceiling rose and cornicing. You'll be mesmerised by the delicate detail! The kitchen adjoins to the right through a grand archway. Country-style cabinets, solid wooden counters and wall panelling set the tone perfectly. There's a five ring gas hob, twin ceramic butler sink and some lovely rear views. Further French doors open to a cast iron balcony and spiral staircase which lead down to that leafy oasis. The current owners have instated reclaimed York paving, fish pond and abundant greenery - it's a joyous spot to unwind.
The lower ground floor has potential to be a separate contained unit. Accessed from the main hall or its own side entrance it supplies a further reception space with garden access, utility area, large double bedroom with integral recessed storage, study/ dressing room and large limestone bathroom with shower then through to the laundry facilities and plenty of storage. Heading back upward to the first floor you meet an impressive landing with light cascading downward through that signature circular skylight - it's a sight to behold! The master bedroom faces front through two sash windows, with a large en-suite bathroom with reclaimed clawfoot cast iron bath adjoining to the right. Next to this sits a further shower/bathroom directly off the landing. A second and third, spacious double bedroom each enjoy leafy rear views. Upward again you meet two more charming bedrooms, each with sloping eaves, skylights and lofty views through your half of oval shaped windows. The other half is shared with your next door neighbour. Together they make a unique two of a kind on the Grove. The final surprise comes with that magnificent roof terrace which commands spectacular views as far away as Hampstead Heath, London Eye, Big Ben and soaks in sun all day long. Currently hosting tomatoes, kale, courgettes and beetroot, it will keep any city gardener busy all year round.
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 offers further services to Clapham High Street, Clapham Junction, Islington, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water). 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, a short walk down the Grove as are Silk Road and Ganapati’s in Bellenden Road. Camberwell School of Art and the Dulwich Foundation schools are all a short drive, bike or bus ride away. Lyndhurst Primary School and 2 highly rated nursery schools are within a short walk. There are plenty of shops nearby including a host of independent food shops on Camberwell Church Street and Camberwell Green, plus a 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 and residents only Lettsom Gardens 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).
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