Ivydale Road, Nunhead, SE15
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Receptions
Nunhead Station - 0.35m
Brockley Station - 0.47m
Brockley Station - 0.48m
Nunhead Station - 0.35m
Brockley Station - 0.47m
Brockley Station - 0.48m
Spacious and Well Placed Three Bedroom Victorian Home - CHAIN FREE
This generously proportioned and welcoming Victorian home offers a blend of beautiful original features and lovely airy spaces perfect for family living, relaxing and entertaining. There are three double bedrooms, a really useful cellar and the garden is bordered by a wonderful nature reserve. If you’d like even more room to grow, consider extending into the loft. Nunhead Station is a short walk away, meaning you can be in Central London just over 20 minutes after leaving the front door. Stroll down to Nunhead Green for pubs, restaurants, a deli, greengrocer and an amazing fishmonger. Just a little further are Peckham and East Dulwich both homes to some achingly fashionable eating and drinking spots as well as having an independent cinema each.
Back at home the hallway has high ceilings with original cornicing and soft grey walls. To the left is the double reception room. Enjoy it as one incredibly generous space leading from front to back or close the wide period wooden doors in the centre and you have two very good-sized separate rooms. On a sunny evening the sunlight streams through the French doors. On a cold night hunker down in front of the open fire. Both spaces have working fireplaces with decorative floral tiling and metal mantelpieces. Stripped wooden floors run throughout the entire ground floor.
Off the hall the entrance to the cellar also provides a larder space. The super generous kitchen/diner is the perfect space to cook up a family dinner or serve a feast for friends. Appliances include integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher and a six ring Smeg range with electric oven and gas top. A contemporary butler sink with swanky mixer tap is cleverly placed in the side bay window and there's a wall of bi-fold glass doors that open wide to the garden.
Outside is the perfect garden for foodies, with apple and bay trees, rosemary and sage bushes and even a grape vine. West facing, it gets plenty of sun to grow your own veg and the large deck is lined with lavender plants. The garden backs onto the wild and wonderful nature reserve which is part of the Victorian Nunhead Cemetery. One of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries, it’s less famous but more beautiful than Highgate. You’ll spend hours enjoying the squirrels and birds (including Nunhead’s flocks of parakeets) who make their home in the woodland, and marvelling that such a peaceful spot is so close to central London.
A stylish pinstripe runner leads you upstairs to find matching carpet on the landing. Your bountiful master bedroom fronts the street into the bay window with fitted storage and more tasteful original timber floors. Bedroom two looks over the treetops at the rear, has storage and a lovely splash of lime on the chimney breast. The family bathroom is fully tiled and has a heated towel rail, white suite and fitted shower over the bath. Bedroom three, another decent double, completes the tour with a peaceful view over the garden and trees beyond.
Walk to Nunhead station (Zone 2) in less than 8 minutes for trains to Blackfriars (St Pancras during the week) and Victoria. In the other direction the P12 will take you to Peckham Rye or Honor Oak Park Station for trains to London Bridge and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water) too. Bus No. 343 will also take you to London Bridge and New Cross Gate and the 484 will go to Lewisham. Brockley and Queen's Road Peckham stations on the TFL Overground line are each easily reached on foot. The recently refurbished and family friendly pubs of The Waverley and community pub The Ivy House are tantalisingly close, and you'll find local shops, eateries and pubs on Nunhead Lane. A little further afield is Peckham Rye park, and the shops, restaurants, and pubs of East Dulwich. Whilst Peckham is awash with eateries, funky bars and artistic endeavours. We love Frank's Cafe roof top bar and restaurant - great for some tunes and views. Keeping fit? Peckham Pulse is a short bus ride and has a good gym, two swimming pools and loads of evening classes. The highly considered Ivydale Primary School is but a short hop making your life easy peasy in the mornings!
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