In leafy Camberwell Grove conservation area, find this architect-designed three double bed, two bath apartment of over 1250 square feet. It’s delivered over two upper floors, with a generous and sunny south-facing balcony that’s blessed with far-reaching and verdant views (as is the massive reception space – joy!). The property also provides plenty of welcome built-in storage, plus you have off-street parking to the front of the building. Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye stations are reached by foot in 10 and 12 minutes respectively. Chain free. Share of Freehold.
Into the neat communal hall and it’s up one flight of stairs to your own front door. You open into a smart hall with built-in oak shelving that’s perfect for books and the like. Swing a right and you land in the huge, double-aspect reception room that’s open plan to the (solid oak fitted) kitchen, with island detail and stone countertops. The reception area stretches over 22 feet and four tall glass doors open to the low-maintenance balcony that’s an utter treat whatever the season; due to its southerly orientation. Moving through the flat, you’ll next find a modern shower room with large walk-in shower, large profile tiling, white suite, and mirrored cupboards. Adjacent to this is the first of the three double bedrooms (14 feet by over 10 feet). Three timber-framed sash windows look out onto tall trees and street views. If you preferred, you could use this room as an additional reception room. Solid oak floors are a pleasing, pervading theme, and continue up the stairs.
On the second floor, you’ll find two further double bedrooms. The bedroom to the front is over 14 feet by over 12, with one regular and one skylight window (you also have a skylight window over the stairwell). It has a built-in wardrobe and handy eaves storage too. The master bedroom, to the rear, is over 14 feet by over 13 feet, and has storage galore in both built-in and eaves situations. In between the two bedrooms is the main bathroom, with contemporary white suite, over bath shower, more mirrored cupboards, and neat oak detailing.
What an excellent position to call home. Bellenden Road is a 9 minute walk away, and central Camberwell a similar distance. Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill stations (both Zone 2) are both local with regular and Overground services. London Bridge, London Victoria, Clapham Junction, Kings Cross St Pancras and Canary Wharf (via Canada Water), among other destinations, are all quickly reached.
Lettsom Gardens is popular with locals – a nominal yearly membership will secure you a key, too. A large Sainsbury’s store is close by on Dog Kennel Hill, by Dulwich Hamlet FC, and there’s also a brand-new M&S nearby on Grove Vale by East Dulwich Station (also Zone 2). Local parks include Ruskin Park – with bandstand events throughout the summer, Warwick Gardens, Peckham Rye Park and Common and Dulwich Park. Central Peckham is a cultural and gastronomic mecca. Check out Bellenden Road, Choumert Road and Blenheim Grove for some top restaurants, bars and cafes (Artusi, Anderson’s, The Begging Bowl and Ganapati to name a handful), while Rye Lane gives you Peckham Levels and Bold Tendencies, and Frank\'s Bar and The Bussey Building\'s rooftop bars in the warmer months, plus Peckham Plex Cinema (films for just a fiver!). The South London Gallery is close too, and Camberwell leisure centre has good classes and gym and swim facilities in a pretty Victorian setting. The Hill Bakery on nearby Grove Lane is worth your dough, or grab a Brickhouse Bakery loaf from Anderson’s. Local recommended places to eat in SE5 include Theo\'s Pizzeria, Queen\'s and The Camberwell Arms.
Offspring/thinking of? The Villa Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School is close at hand (2-7). As are Lyndhurst, Dog Kennel Hill and The Belham primary schools. The Dulwich independent schools are also but a short drive.