- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Size: 1,265 Sq Ft.
Chain Free – An Extended 4 bedroom house with a wealth of period features throughout.
This beautiful, 4 bedroom house, which is being sold chain free, is to be found on the part of Dunstans Road that is between Underhill and Forest Hill Roads. The location is quiet and peaceful with easy parking, yet it is within walking distance of both the open spaces of Peckham Rye (which is a 3 minute walk) and East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane (approximately 15 minutes’ walk) where you can choose amongst the many restaurants, bars and independent shops as well as take advantage of the weekly North Cross Road market. Closer to hand there are a range of facilities (including shops, a chemist, dentist and doctors surgery, a post office and pubs) on Forest Hill Road a few minutes’ walk from the property. The house is also ideally located for schooling with the well regarded Goodrich state primary school a 5 minute walk away.
This charming house, which has retained many period features and has high ceilings throughout, has since 2017 been extensively updated by the current owners including the installation of a new kitchen and bathroom, replacement double glazed sash windows in most areas and the creation of a loft extension.
Both East Dulwich railway station (which provides direct services into London Bridge (c.13 mins)) and Peckham Rye station (where you will find additional direct trains to Victoria and King’s Cross stations and access to the London Overground with connections to Clapham Junction and the tube services to Canary Wharf) are within areasonable walk or a short bus ride. Frequent bus services are also close at hand which take you directly to Victoria, Waterloo, London Bridge and the West End.
You approach the property through the front garden and enter into the house via its new front door, which has retained the original beautiful stained glass inserts. Upon entering the house you find yourself in the hallway with its stripped wooden flooring that extends through into the kitchen. Immediately to your right is the reception room. This is a spacious, high ceilinged and bright room with a large square bay, fitted with full height plantation shutters, looking out to the front of the property. This lovely room retains period coving and ceiling plasterwork as well as a beautiful cast-iron fire with tiled inserts and a wooden surround. There is built-in shelving to both chimneybreast recesses.
Returning to the hallway you next move into the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a full range of painted paneled units with a quartz worksurface and double butler’s style sink. There is an integrated fridge, freezer and full-size dishwasher. Again, this room has very high ceilings and ample space to accommodate a dining table and chairs. In the kitchen there is access to a useful cellar space (ideal for storage) and a half glazed larder. A double glazed tall sash window looks out from the kitchen onto the garden. From the kitchen a doorway leads out to a utility area where the existing owners have their washer dryer and a further fridge freezer. The utility area, which has a tiled worksurface and a further butler’s sink, also houses the central heating boiler. From the utility area a half glazed door leads out into the garden.
Back in the hallway a staircase, with a wooden balustrade, leads to the upper floors. On the first half landing you will find the bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with a white three-piece suite comprising handbasin, low-level WC and a bath with over bath shower. There is contemporary geometric tiling to the floor and contrasting wall tiling. From the bathroom there is access to a useful storage space (between this bathroom and the loft bathroom above) which is the ideal spot to tuck away luggage and larger, seldom used items.
From the first half landing a further small flight of stairs leads to the first floor proper where you find the first three bedrooms and some under stair storage on the landing.
Immediately on your left on the first floor landing is the first of the bedrooms. This is a pretty and spacious double room with a feature period cast-iron fireplace and a sash window looking out to the rear of the property. At the front of the property at this level are the main bedroom and the single bedroom. The main bedroom is a very generous double room with period coving and a period cast-iron fireplace with wooden surround. Once again, it has high ceilings and a large square bay looking out onto Dunstans Road. Adjacent to the main bedroom is the single bedroom, which is used by the current owners as a nursery. It would also make an ideal home office – a real boon in current times.
From the first floor landing a further staircase, with open wooden balustrade, leads up to the beautiful loft extension. The extension created a very large double room with two Velux roof windows looking out to the front and fully glazed double doors opening onto a Juliet balcony at the rear. From this rear window there are amazing views of the London skyline stretching from the BT Tower and London Eye in the west to the City and beyond in the east. Ensuite to the loft bedroom is a very slick shower room, which is fitted with a white three-piece suite comprising low-level WC, hand basin with vanity unit and a large walk-in shower enclosure with rainfall showerhead. The floor of the shower room is tiled with period style tiling and there is contemporary herringbone wall tiling to the shower area.
Externally the property benefits from both front and rear gardens. The rear garden is mostly paved with surrounding beds planted with a range of shrubs and perennials. It provides the ideal spot for outside dining or entertaining during the warmer months and is nicely secluded.
This is a beautiful house, which retains many period features and has been thoughtfully updated and extended to provide generous family accommodation. It is in a great location and is being sold chain free. Your early viewing is recommended.