At over 1500 square feet, find this three bed, two reception Victorian terrace in the desirable and tree-lined Hatcham Conservation Area. This home is a real keeper; the current owners have enjoyed it in excess of three decades! Welcome features include a 36ft south-facing garden, a huge cellar, a downstairs w.C., double-glazing, and a recently-fitted boiler and central heating system. Parking is unrestricted on the street. Your nearest stations - each a 12 minute walk away - are New Cross Gate and Queen's Road Peckham. Both are zone 2 and on the London Overground network. Or jump on a bus from the Old Kent Road (a 5 minute walk) to Elephant & Castle and beyond. Chain free.
A brief history of the area: From 1614, the land was owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. When the manor house ('Hatcham Park') was demolished circa 1840, they allowed terraced homes to be built to strict specifications. Reputedly saved from demolition in the seventies, Hatcham Conservation Area was designated by Lewisham Council in 1990.
A low-maintenance front garden sets you back from the street. Open your blue front door to a bright hall with neutral decor. Off to your right is a large double-reception room with solid oak flooring and two attractive fireplaces (with gas fires), and a large bay window. A downstairs w.C. Is next up, on your right, and the door to the impressively-sized cellar opens to your left. Past a handy storage cupboard (ideal for cleaning bits), the large kitchen/diner sits at the rear of the house, stretching to almost 20ft, with fitted kitchen (with plenty of counter and cupboard space), and a generous dining area set before double-glazed, double doors to the gorgeous garden. The garden is laid to lawn with mature, well-established borders and a smart shed (which is staying). It gets sun all day long, owing to the southerly orientation - lucky you.
Upstairs, the master bedroom impresses at 16ft by 11ft, with two windows to the front. Two further double bedrooms have south-facing windows and the family bathroom sits between these rooms, with white suite and over-bath shower. Access to the loft (brilliant for storage) is from the top landing area.
By qrp station, The Blackbird Bakery has just opened, and a new bar too: Beer Rebellion. In New Cross, thanks to the strong student community, you have lots of trendy restaurants and pubs to choose from, including The New Cross House, The Amersham Arms, The Montague Arms, and The London Particular cafe with new lp bar next door. Of the weekend, Deptford, Greenwich (both have great markets) and Peckham Rye are all close. Surrey Docks Farm is well worth your spare time too. For the weekly shop, you have a large Sainsbury's by New Cross Gate station, or it's a short drive to either Old Kent Road or Surrey Quays Tesco stores. Asda and Aldi are local too. Local primary schools? Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham Temple Grove (a feeder school for the highly-regarded local ha secondary school) and Kender.