- Feel-good cottage
- Three double bedrooms
- Bathroom, shower room
- Large garden
- Lovely neighbourhood
- Close to trains/Overground
- Lots of local schools
Beautifully inviting 1918 cottage with provincial styling and a large garden. Three bedrooms, kitchen/diner and wonderful local community. Close to trains/Overground, schools and wild woodland.
Proudly lining Kelvington Road are these Duchy of Cornwall 'homes fit for heroes' - houses built to welcome returning troops from the horrors of the First World War. They were designed and built very well, with families in mind and lots of space, inside and out.
This house has a deep front garden and a facade and arbour sporting carefully trained passion flower, winter jasmine, honey suckle, clematis, lavender and rambling roses.
Inside is a bright, welcoming reception with an art nouveau style fireplace (that's a real flame gas fire with coals), stripped floorboards and alcove display/book shelves. The feel-good rear kitchen/diner is sizeable, has plenty of cream units (including made-to-measure storage) and oak French doors that open out fully to the garden. There's an awning across the rear.
The gorgeous organic garden has been created to attract bees, butterflies and birds. It has a terrace, raised lawn, and fences fringed by tumbling plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, creepers and climbers. Plants include a mature rowan, Pyracantha and those chosen for their scent: wisteria, mock orange blossom, old English roses, peonies, forsythia, jasmine and honeysuckle. It feels utterly secluded and overlooks Brenchley Gardens. On one side of the house is a walkway running from the front garden to the rear with secure gates at both ends - ideal for bringing bikes and buggies around to the back.
Upstairs are three bright and airy double bedrooms with the master having a period fireplace and the second bedroom having heaps of built-in cupboards. No morning queues in this house as there's a shower room and a bathroom; both have smart, traditional looking sanitaryware. The loft is a good size and the entire footprint of the house. The vendors tell us that parking is unrestricted and bountiful along this street. The house is double-glazed and a Worcester Bosch combi boiler is fitted.
A leafy cut-through gets you to trains at Honor Oak Park in around ten minutes. Regular trains travel to London Bridge and Victoria while London Overground services link to Canada Water, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington. The P12 bus will get you to Peckham Rye, Queen's Road and Nunhead stations in 5-10 minutes.
This address is on the edge of East Dulwich and Nunhead and surrounded by greenery; One Tree Hill, Brenchley Gardens, Nunhead Cemetery, Camberwell Old Cemetery and Peckham Rye Park are all at arm's length. Yet you can walk to Honor Oak's high street, the centre of Brockley (around fifteen minutes), North Cross Road (twenty minutes) and Peckham (twenty minutes) for restaurants, bars, shops, cinemas and markets. Your local pub, The Ivyhouse, is London's first co-operatively-owned boozer which tells you something about the community around here - there was a whip-round to save it! Forest Hill Road has two fabulous pubs that do great food and have large gardens (Watson's General Telegraph and The Herne Tavern), an Italian restaurant, a Co-op, Post Office, a couple of superb cafés (Norris and Knight, French Café Bistro), a Post Office and DIY shop.
Local schools include much-loved Ivydale and Turnham primary schools, while older kids fare well at both Harris academies at Peckham Rye (both Ofsted 'outstanding') Forest Hill Boys', Sydenham Girls' or Kingsdale.
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