A very pretty three-bedroom maisonette with a shared garden, a long lease of 150 years, a private entrance, masses of space and just oodles of charm!
Located in a popular quiet location with an Ofsted-outstanding primary school at the end of the road and a train station only 0.2 mi away, which has a connection into Beckenham Junction (which takes 4 mins on the train and 6 mins on the tram).
Accommodation wise, the flat has three bedrooms and two reception rooms, there’s a lot of space (almost 800ft2) which is well distributed across the whole flat, there’s also a great degree of flexibility on how the space can be used and there’s scope to remodel the space if desired.
Once through the flat’s private entrance, you’re greeted by a large hall and a beautiful exposed brick wall which adds texture, colour and real character. At the front of the flat is the reception room, which is a well-proportioned room, it is tastefully decorated and has an exposed brick feature in the chimney breast which adds a lovely character to the space, it’s a bright room too with a double glazed bay window which also helps keep energy bills in check!
The bedroom adjacent to the reception is a lovely room, ideal as a guest bedroom, office or study, or even a nursery room (there is an amazing primary school next door if children are in your plans!) but it could also be knocked out into the reception room to make an even larger living space if desired.
Along the hall is the dining room, which few flats of this size can boast! It’s semi-open plan to the kitchen but could be reconfigured to be the kitchen if desired, it’s super bright owing to a south-west facing window, which gets light from early afternoon through to sunset, which is nice for meals during the summer months and the kitchen has a south-facing window which gets a lot of light in the middle of the day. The kitchen has a gas hob, which those who enjoy cooking will appreciate and there’s also plenty of storage.
Moving towards the rear of the flat is the bathroom and two further bedrooms. The bathroom is spacious and nicely finished, there’s a shower over a bath, giving you the best of both worlds and a window allowing for ventilation, which we find is a non-negotiable for most buyers! The tiles and sanitaryware are real quality and make for a lovely space to get ready in and the floor matches that found in the dining room which is another lovely finishing touch.
The two rear bedrooms are well finished, both are double glazed and are nicely decorated, there’s carpet in both rooms which makes for cosier spaces and the master bedroom overlooks the gardens.
The flat has direct access to a shared garden, it’s shared with just the flat below and is accessed via an external staircase at the rear of the flat, which you get to via a door in the kitchen. The garden is southwest facing, so gets the southern sun during the day and also gets the western sun in the afternoon and evening.
The flat has…
A current lease of 150 years.
A service charge of £0 PA, buildings insurance cost is circa £260 PA.
A ground rent of £300 PA
Location-wise, the flat is 0.2 mi from Birkbeck Station, with two trains per hour to Beckenham Junction and London Bridge via Crystal Palace. There’s also a tram every ten minutes, which takes you into Beckenham Junction or East Croydon in the opposite direction (great for the Gatwick Express!). Beckenham Junction Station opens up a direct link to both London Bridge & Victoria. Elmers End Station is just over half a mile away and offers another Tram link and also a direct connection to Charing Cross.
The local parade on Elmers End Rd has a Co-op, a gym, a few cafes and other useful amenities, including the newly opened Italian restaurant “Bella Vista”. There’s an Aldi close by, and Penge High Street is not far for a wider selection of shops, including a larger Sainsbury’s.
Beckenham High St would likely be your go-to for a night out, owing to how accessible it is via Birkbeck station, and offers a vast variety of restaurants providing a truly global selection of cuisines to choose from, as well as many cafes and coffee shops.
Crystal Palace is just under 1.5 miles away, famed for its independent shops and artisan sellers, there are very few chain shops on The Triangle which is widely celebrated and it has an abundance of lovely coffee shops, incredible restaurants and gastro pubs, as well as galleries, yoga schools, an everyman cinema and a farmers market which operates every Saturday on Haynes Lane.
Elmers End is just down the road, for your bigger shops there is a large Tesco Supermarket, and just before Elmers End is South Norwood Country Park which offers 125 acres of parkland, wetlands and meadows, great for dog walking and exercising.
The local schools are very sought after, with the most popular ones being Stewart Fleming (rated outstanding) which is on the same road, Churchfields, and the perennially popular Balgowan primary school are also very nearby, which is useful if you are considering putting down roots in the area.