- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 1
- Size: 1,319 Sq Ft.
A beautiful, 3 double bedroom Victorian house in a marvellous East Dulwich location.
If you are looking for a family home right in the heart of East Dulwich, which retains its period charm whilst offering all modern conveniences, this could be the property for you. This lovely house was extensively refurbished and remodelled by the existing owners some seven years ago. It has high specification double-glazing throughout and provides comfortable existing family accommodation with potential to extend the footprint further (STPP) with both a side return and loft extension.
The house is located on North Cross Road, a vibrant street right in the centre of East Dulwich, which has a range of independent shops and cafés and a weekly market on a Saturday.
North Cross Road runs between Lordship Lane and Crystal Palace Road. So, on your doorstep, you have the pick of the many bars and restaurants on this very foodie oriented stretch of southeast London high street. You are also excellently placed to pick up fresh produce from the weekly market or from the local independent butchers, fishmongers or greengrocers for which this area is becoming increasingly known.
The property is within a short walk of both Goose Green and Harris Academy state primary schools and the Charter secondary school. It is also within easy reach of James Allen’s Prep school, Alleyn’s School and the other independent schools for which Dulwich is renowned. So, whatever your education needs, this house fits the bill.
East Dulwich railway station (which provides direct services into London Bridge (c.13 mins)) is less than a 10 minute walk from the property and both Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye railway stations are a 15 minute walk or short bus ride away. At these stations you will find direct trains to Victoria and King’s Cross stations and access to the London Overground services providing connections to the Jubilee line tube services to Canary Wharf. Frequent bus services are also available on Lordship Lane providing direct routes to destinations including Brixton, Victoria, Waterloo and The City.
You approach the property through the small paved front garden and along the period tiled path and enter into the hallway. Immediately to your right is the double reception room, which has stripped wooden floorboards throughout. Each of the two rooms also benefits from period ceiling plasterwork and picture rails. The front reception has a bay fitted with full height plantation shutters looking out onto North Cross Road and also a period cast iron fireplace and surround with tiled insets, which has been re-commissioned by the existing owners and is in full working order. The rear reception room also has a period fireplace and has been fitted with an extensive range of built-in storage and shelving.
Upon leaving the reception rooms and returning to the hallway, you first pass, on your left, the door down to the cellar. This provides excellent amounts of useful, dry and cool storage. Next after the cellar you will find a large cloak cupboard on your left and, to your right, the door to the downstairs cloakroom, which is fitted with a modern white low-level WC and hand basin.
At the rear property is the spacious kitchen diner. This is fitted with a range of cream shaker style units with integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob. At the rear of this space is the dining area with full height glazed and sliding doors leading out onto the rear garden.
Returning to the hallway you take the staircase, with its open wooden balustrade, to the first half landing. From here a short corridor leads to the first of the bedrooms. Immediately to your right in the corridor is a very useful laundry cupboard, which the existing owners have created to house a washing machine and dryer. Adjacent to this is the bathroom. This is fitted with a modern white three-piece suite comprising bath with integrated shower enclosure with rainfall showerhead, WC and hand basin. There is also a heated towel rail. At the rear of the property at this level is the first of the bedrooms. This is a comfortable double room with a sash window looking down onto the rear garden.
From the half landing a further flight of five stairs leads to the first floor proper. Here you will find the remaining two bedrooms. The first of these is to your left. This is a bright and spacious double room with a large sash window looking down onto the side return of the property. There is built in storage and shelving to both the chimneybreast recesses in this charming room. At the front of the property at first floor level is the spacious master bedroom. This bright room has two sash windows looking out onto North Cross Road and, again, has built-in storage to both chimneybreast recesses. From the master bedroom there is an access hatch to the loft space, which has been fully boarded and provides excellent amounts of storage as well as potential scope, subject to planning and permissions, to further extend the footprint of this lovely house.
Externally the property benefits from a small front garden and a beautiful, secluded rear garden. The rear garden has a paved seating area closest to the house leading onto a lawned area surrounded by beds planted with a range of shrubs and perennials. In the far corner there is a garden shed and the existing owners have created a covered storage area in the side return, which has power, lighting, water and sink. The rear garden, which at some 40 feet in length is large for a property as central as this, has been beautifully planted and tended by the existing owners and provides the perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining during the warmer months.
This is a beautiful, well cared for, house in a fantastic location. Your early viewing is recommended.