Period Three Bed Bellenden Beauty
Danby St, Peckham Rye, London SE15
1213 square feet of charming Victorian Freehold terrace with sunny south-facing garden with church vistas, in a lovely Peckham Rye spot which pops you between Peckham Rye and East Dulwich stations (walk to either in 10 minutes - both are Fare Zone 2). You’re also a few minutes from Bellenden Road and The Belham Primary.
The house has loads of best bits - we like the stripped floors, the stripped doors between the formal reception rooms, great tiling detail, two working fireplaces, and two bay windows (one in the front reception and one in the kitchen/diner).
There’s glaringly-obvious loft extension potential; which continues to be all the rage in this locale! You could do a side return treatment too of course. Though it all works well as-is, with big rooms and no boxes!
Find the house on a popular, oft-requested tree-lined residential street, at the Copleston/top end.
In the front door and the double-reception is on your left with dividing/connecting doors. The front bayed-reception room is over 10 feet by over 12 feet, and the rear one is over 11 feet by over 10. French doors open from the second reception to the side return area. Built in storage pleasingly-features in two of the four alcoves (the original dresser is particularly lovely).
At the end of the hall you’ve a handy under stairs cupboard, then a delightful and double-aspect kitchen/diner which stretches over 19 feet by over 12. A deep ceramic Butler sink, twin sashes, bay window and original pantry cupboard are smile-bringers in here. You’ve a back door out to the low-maintenance shingled garden. It’s sun-city out here thanks to the southerly-aspect.
From the half-landing you have a good sisal-floored double bedroom (of over 12 feet by over 10 feet), and a traditionally-styled windowed family-size bathroom with independent shower too.
From the landing proper you have a second double bedroom (of over 11 feet by over 10, with alcove wardrobe), and the generous master bedroom of over 16 feet by over 11, with twin sash windows to calm street views. Stripped floors and an original alcove cupboard feature in here. Access the loft from the landing.
Set between two Fare Zone 2 stations, you are also well-served by buses into Central London.
Independent shopping is easy - on Grove Vale, and East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane (here we particularly like SMBS Foods, William Rose, Mons, Moxon’s and The Cheese Block), where you'll also find a Picturehouse cinema.
Top shops on Bellenden Road include Flock & Herd butchery and Review bookstore. Don’t miss the choccie-shop Melange on Maxted Road while you’re down there.
You are also mere minutes from some of the most lauded restaurants south of the river - what luck! We particularly like Artusi, The Begging Bowl and Ganapati.
Other local streets Blenheim Grove, Choumert Road (the lower section) and Rye Lane provide plenty of additional options (and don’t miss The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex and Peckham Levels, all just off Rye Lane).
Firm established cafe-favourites are Anderson’s, Petitou and Small White Elephant. For more options, Camberwell, Herne Hill, Brixton and Dulwich Village are all easily reached.
Gallery-life? South London Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art are all close.
Local green spaces? These include Warwick Gardens, Lettsom Gardens, Goose Green, Peckham Rye Park and Common (grade II listed and with Green Flag status) and Ruskin Park. The Peckham Coal Line - an exciting crowdfunded linear park - will hopefully soon be added to that list. You can also walk most of the way to Dulwich Village and its park through green spaces (off road), through DKH woods and Green Dale - also making the schools in that area very accessible.
The most local schools to the house include The Belham, Dog Kennel Hill, Lyndhurst, St John’s & St Clement’s, and Goose Green primaries, and The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School.