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6 of the best forever homes in South East London to lust over now

By LLM Reporters  |  July 1, 2021
Choumert Rd for sale

Following a year of great change, there’s never been a more abundant choice of forever homes on the market. As the world reassesses, uproots and moves onto pastures new, now’s the time to secure a fabulous home which accommodates our new priorities in life.

Becky Munday, managing director at Munday’s Estate Agents, comments: “The pandemic has caused people to uproot and sell their forever homes. Many of the properties we have on the market have been owner-occupied for decades. As such, I have never seen such quality homes come to market. Until now, it has been very rare to find properties of 3,000 square feet and above in Zone 2.”

We take a look at some of the top luxury properties in South East London on the market, from traditional townhouses to re-imagined terraces.

1. Lyndhurst Way, Peckham Rye

At over 3,000 square feet, this is one of the largest houses in the Peckham Rye area. Built in 1838 – on the cusp of the Georgian/Victorian era – this end of terrace spans over four full floors with two front doors. Its sensitive architectural treatment by Brinkworth Design maximises the property’s natural light and volume.

There are two floors of reception, kitchen and utility space, and another two floors of bedrooms and bathrooms consisting of five double bedrooms and both bath and shower rooms. There’s parking for three cars comfortably out the front on a deep drive, and out the back is a characterful zoned and walled south-west facing garden, of over 150 feet. The greenery is lush and extremely well-established, with both native and tropical planting.

Price: £2,950,000
Viewings from Saturday, 10th July 2021.

2. Choumert Road, Peckham Rye

This Victorian townhouse of 1,646 square feet, with two entrances and multiple bathrooms, spans over four floors, with a wonderful part-walled garden of over 80 feet, featuring a fabulous garden room with shower room. Find it slap-bang in the centre of the best bit of Peckham – within the leafy Holly Grove Conservation Area.

A truly flexible house, with a stylish rear extension and a thoroughly modern treatment which still retains its period charm, it features sash windows and beautiful original fireplaces found throughout the house. Currently configured with two floors dedicated to reception space; and with two to bedrooms and bathrooms.

Price: £1,500,000

3. Arbuthnot Road, Telegraph Hill

An enormous reimagined Victorian terrace of over 3,300 square feet and spanning five floors, this beautifully-deceptive traditional Victorian frontage – conforming perfectly with the other homes and regulations within the Telegraph Hill Conservation Area – hides a slew of striking internal features including exposed brick walls and a glass floor feature. A modern fitted kitchen with island, larder and toilet feature at one end of the vast lower ground reception space, while a mural by a local artist, roof light and wall-spanning folding doors – spill out in the other.

There are killer skyline views, two entrances, five treat-packed floors, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a study, more reception space than one could ever wish for, and a large garden complete with a hot-tub, under-deck storage and a playhouse. There’s also a communal garden space too.

Once home to Victorian poet Robert Browning, this leafy hillside neighbourhood was developed in the late 19th Century, replacing market gardens – owned by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers (who controlled the development) – with high-standard housing.

Price: £1,950,000

4. Camberwell Grove, Camberwell

This incredible Grade II listed Georgian house of 1,948 square feet is set over five floors with five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper three floors; on the lower two you have a double-reception and guest lavatory plus a large kitchen/dining room. For outside space, you have a walled, low-maintenance east-facing city garden of circa 35 feet (with St. Giles Church spire views) and a west-facing terrace off the top bedroom. The house is being sold chain free.

Boasting impressive architecture, Camberwell Grove – the very worthy star of a charming episode of the BBC series ‘The Secret History of Our Streets’ (2016) – follows the line of a grove of mesmerising mature plane trees which once led from a Tudor manor house which afforded an excellent view of the City of London (just three miles to the north).

Price: £1,695,000

5. Amott Road, Peckham Rye

An enhanced and immaculate three double bedroom Victorian terrace of 1,322 square feet, this house offers an on point architect-designed rear extension – which leads directly onto a delightful south-facing garden (with cool timber-clad shed too).

Welcome features throughout the house include sash windows, custom window shutters, old school style radiators, beautiful built-in storage, tiled and parquet flooring detail (in the hall and through-reception rooms respectively), and underfloor heating to the kitchen/dining room and bathroom. The fitted kitchen is a slick, modern affair with high-end integrated appliances. The island provides breakfast/bar seating for four comfortably, while the former side-return area is artfully-glazed bringing in tons of natural light.

Price: £1,295,000

6. Talfourd Road, Peckham Rye

This large, light-filled Victorian townhouse covers four full floors on one of Peckham Rye’s finest ‘Lyndhurst toast rack’ streets, in beautiful Peckham Rye/Camberwell borderland. The property delivers circa 2,366 square feet, inclusive of a flexible-use garden room/office complete with power, air-con and Wi-Fi.

Located just nine minutes from Peckham Rye Station and 11 minutes to Denmark Hill Station, both of which are on the Overground network, the property offers four double bedrooms, a timeless hand-built kitchen in cream, a garden with three distinct zones and a brilliant garden room beyond, with mature trees and plants framing the whole space. Out here you’ll enjoy an established grapevine, white roses, jasmine, honeysuckle and clematis, and a mature white wisteria which graces the back of the house.

Price: £2,195,000