Sitting on a vast plot and offered chain-free is this amazing semi-detached three-bedroom period home, with a 100ft southeast-facing garden and driveway parking, it requires cosmetic updating but offers huge scope to extend on the ground floor and also into the loft, which would create a very spacious family home. It’s in a super spot for transport links, schools and Beckenham High St, and is on a pretty, residential, one-way road.
Currently offering over 1200ft2 of internal space, this home has three reception rooms on the ground floor and three double bedrooms upstairs, with the scope to add an additional floor and to substantially extend at the side and rear, this home could be in the region of 1800-2000ft2 and has the plot size to warrant this level of expansion.
The front reception is a pretty room with a bay window, the windows are double-glazed and are in perfect working order. Adjacent to the front reception is a second reception room with double-glazed French doors which lead onto the side return. To the rear there’s a dining room with a cute bay window and at the very back is a cosy kitchen with two larder-style units which would likely make way for a large kitchen extension.
Upstairs, all the bedrooms are decent size doubles, with the master being at the front of the house it takes advantage of the building’s full width and with the bay window, it’s a stunning size. The second bedroom is also a large double and has a view down the side return and garden, and the third bedroom is a typical double room with a view directly over the garden, it also benefits from a south-eastern aspect, making it a wonderfully bright room in the morning through to early afternoon.
The loft has a huge amount of space, but the most striking aspect is the height of it, the pitch is fantastic and any room in a loft conversion here would have great ceiling height. Also, the landing on the first floor would lend itself well to a staircase going up to the loft conversion, without feeling cramped or being too steep.
The garden is vast, using an online measuring tool we estimate it to be at least 100ft, it’s got a fortunate southeast-facing aspect, but owing to its length it will always have the sun when it’s out. You could easily install a large outhouse/studio and feel like you haven’t put a dent in the garden!
It’s worth noting that whilst the house needs modernising, it’s mostly cosmetic work that’s needed and for someone who would need to live in it whilst working on it, this is certainly possible. There is a non-condensing conventional boiler (Potterton Kingfisher 2) which was likely installed in the 1980s, whilst old, they are renowned for their simplicity, reliability and ease of maintenance, so if you were to want to live in the house while modernising it this would be perfectly feasible.
Location-wise, the house is 0.2 mi from Clock House Station which has a direct link to Charing Cross. Kent House Station is 0.3 mi away and gives a direct link to London Victoria. Beckenham Road Tram stop is a literal stone’s throw away (0.1 mi or 3 min walk) which is only one stop (or 4 mins) from Beckenham Junction, which has links to London Bridge as well as Victoria.
The local schools are highly sought after, with the most popular ones being Churchfields and the perennially popular Balgowan primary school.
Locally, there are some highly-rated independent restaurants, including the popular El Molino tapas and there’s a craft brewery in Br3wery. There are great pizzerias and coffee shops within easy walking distance, but Beckenham High St would likely be your go-to for a night out owing to how accessible it is via the tram opposite, it offers a wide variety of restaurants providing a truly global selection of cuisines to choose from, as well as many cafes and coffee shops.
Beckenham Spa is a short walk away and Penge, Crystal Palace & Sydenham are all within very easy reach by car and bus from this location, putting more shopping, restaurants and leisure facilities within easy reach.