A truly magnificent one-bedroom conversion flat on the raised ground floor of a grand and well-maintained period building, the flat boasts high ceilings, massive voluminous rooms, huge windows, a share of the garden and also a share of the freehold.
Situated in a location convenient for multiple transport links (Anerley is 0.3mi away) and both Crystal Palace & Penge, this trophy flat ticks many boxes, and apart from all its impressive attributes, including its size and quality of finish, it’s the utter scarcity of these types of truly magnificent flats that will make this an incredible investment for the future, it’s a true triple-A rated buy and it’s also offered to the market chain-free!
So, to the inside – the living space is impressive by anyone’s standards; the room offers a volume of space that can accommodate the chunkiest of furniture. There’s definitely room for that long-coveted L-shaped sofa and a dining table to seat all your friends and family. Thanks to the huge sash window and its southwest-facing aspect, the room is beautifully bright, flooding the room with light from late morning till evening. The sashes are in pristine condition, having been recently refurbished; they feature double-glazed glass panes helping to keep those energy bills in check and keeping you snug despite the sheer volume of the room. This combo also gives you the best of both worlds with the character and allure of period wooden sash windows and all the benefits of double glazing. Also worth mentioning are the pretty shutters, which seem original and in excellent working order, the coving adorning the ceiling and the pretty open fireplace, which of course no Victorian reception room should be without!
The kitchen is adjacent to the living room, which is useful when entertaining; it’s configured in a horseshoe shape, which has the benefit of creating a lot of countertop space and keeps things closer to hand when cooking up a storm! For those who enjoy cooking, they will appreciate the gas hob, there is also an integrated oven, a full-size dishwasher, and masses of cupboard space. Usefully, there is also a small utility space adjoining in the corner of the kitchen, which is an ideal space for a washing machine and can also be used as a larder.
The bedroom is another very impressive room, with grand high ceilings and a nice level of décor; there’s carpet underfoot and period-style picture rails running the perimeter of the room, as well as a period fireplace, which both add real character to the space. The tremendous window faces southeast, which is great for the morning sun and like the grand window in the living room, this one has also been refurbished.
The bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom, and has yet another stunning large window (although, thankfully, it’s frosted) it also has lovely stripped wooden shutters and illuminates the room incredibly well. This space is beautifully finished and makes for an invigorating space to get ready in.
The flat has a share of the garden, which is mainly lawn, but gets fabulous light almost all day. There’s also a share of freehold (and a 990+ year lease) so there is no ground rent, and the self-elected service charge is £900 per annum.
Location-wise, the flat is near multiple train links, ideal if there’s ever a cancellation or strike, as you have so many options. The nearest is Anerley Station which is 0.3 mi from (a 7 min walk according to google maps), with frequent trains to London Bridge and West Croydon, as well as Dalston on the overland which also takes you into Shoreditch.
Norwood Junction is also a very popular station (1 mi away or 19 mins walk away according to google maps) that provides a fast and convenient link to London Bridge, the direct train is only one stop and takes only 13 minutes, there is also a London Bridge via Crystal Palace route which stops at Gipsy Hill, West Norwood, Herne Hill, East Dulwich & Peckham, which is nice for weekends and evenings out.
Birkbeck Station is 0.7 mi away (a 15 min walk according to google maps) with a tram every ten minutes, which takes you into Beckenham Junction or East Croydon in the opposite direction. Beckenham Junction Station opens up a direct link to both London Bridge & Victoria. Elmers End Station is just over a mile away and offers another Tram link and also a direct connection to Charing Cross too.
Elmers End also has a large Tesco Supermarket, and just before Elmers End is South Norwood Country Park which offers 125 acres of parkland, wetlands and meadow, great for dog walking and exercising, Betts Park is just behind the flat and Crystal Palace Park’s impressive 200 acres is just under a mile away.
Also, just up the road on Anerley Hill, there’s Café Chic (a stunning Persian Café), whose falafel & halloumi wraps are our favourites, their coffee’s pretty damn good too, and their garden is the spot for an al-fresco brunch or lunch. Next door to Chic, there’s a Bob Wines and a few other incredible places you’ll love living next door to, such as the beloved Chatsworth Bakehouse, where locals queue for Sian & Tom’s insanely good sandwiches, focaccia, brownies & pizzas, and then there’s a more recent and very welcome addition to the neighbourhood in the Crystal Palace Wine Club, an intimate but quality wine bar. The Triangle is a little further up the hill, where you can find the best gastropubs, coffee shops, vintage furniture & clothes shops, art galleries, an everyman cinema and of course the much loved Haynes Lane food market, you wouldn’t ever need to leave the Triangle, it has everything and thankfully it’s largely independent!