A spacious four-bedroom family home presented in fantastic condition with dual reception rooms, a large southwest-facing garden, driveway parking, and a huge garage. The house also has the potential to further extend on the ground floor subject to the necessary planning/consent, also planning permission has previously been granted to raise the roof of the garage and add a utility room, bathroom & bedroom.
Kent House Lane is a popular residential road, convenient for Sydenham, Beckenham, Penge & Crystal Palace, and this particular family home offers well-proportioned space that is bright and presented in great condition. The front of the house has a bright southeast-facing aspect and the garden is exposed to both the south and the west, making for a wonderfully bright space for the majority of the day.
The living space is sizeable and benefits from that southeast aspect, there are dual receptions, giving a defined dining room as well as a lounge area, although this space would likely be extended if a rear extension were to be built. There are attractive hardwood floors and a cute wood burner which adds a lovely ambience to the reception rooms but also heats the downstairs of the house incredibly well.
The kitchen is a galley-style kitchen, with acres of wooden worktop space, there’s plentiful storage too and a nice matching wood finish to the cupboards. The cooker is a range-style cooker with no less than seven gas burners and dual ovens! Other nice touches are the butler-style sink, and a filtered water tap over it.
On the first floor are three bedrooms, two doubles and a single room, the single room would make a great nursery room or office/study and the two double bedrooms both have large integrated wardrobes, the two rooms at the front have an exposure to the east and so are immensely bright rooms first thing in the morning. The family bathroom is also on the first floor and has a shower over a full-size bath, there are fully tiled walls and modern sanitaryware, and also a useful airing cupboard.
On the top floor is the loft conversion room, which is a large bright room with good ceiling height, there’s an en-suite with a large walk-in shower and a far-reaching view over the garden and the allotments to the rear of the house. This is one of the nice features of the house in that it doesn’t oppose another house at the rear and the allotments cannot be developed on.
The garden is impressively sized and has a large, decked patio immediately off the house, which quite usefully is covered, giving shelter, there’s a huge lawn which leads onto the large garage. The garage could be extended and planning permission was previously granted to raise the roof line, add a utility room, bathroom and bedroom (the plumbing and electric works were done in readiness for this space), it could also be split to create an office/studio and still have a large space for storage or a traditional garage space. It’s accessed from the rear by a secure alley with enough space to easily enter and exit the garage with a car.
Location wise the house is close to many open green spaces and parks, Bell Green retail park is also very easily accessed which is useful for it’s large Sainsbury’s supermarket and other shops in the retail park.
Lower Sydenham Station is 0.3mi away, giving direct access to Lewisham, a useful hub, and also London Bridge.
There are dance & ballet schools nearby, as well as jujitsu and gyms, Beckenham is really close by and there’s five-a-side football and a large soft-play centre within easy reach, it’s a great location for active families as there is just so much to do locally. The local parks are hugely popular and include Cator Park, Home Park & Alexandra Rec, with plenty of space to tire out the kids and walk the dogs! There’s also Waterlink Way which is an 8-mile-long cycle and pedestrian path linking Sydenham to the Thames, offering an attractive route via parkland and the three main towns of Catford, Lewisham & Deptford.
The local schools and nurseries are also sought after, in fact there are three Ofsted “good” rated schools in very close proximity, including Haseltine Primary at the end of the road, Our Lady & St Philip Neri and also St Michael’s. The Harris Academy Kent House is nearby too and has been Ofsted rated “outstanding” for the last six years, at the point of publishing this home is in the catchment for all four schools.