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A three-bedroom end-of-terrace family home with a sizeable southwest-facing garden, which has huge scope to extend into the adjoining land to create a much larger home OR the adjoining plot could be used to develop a new dwelling (subject of course, to planning permission) and the existing house can be extended to the rear and into the loft (again, subject to planning).
Situated in a popular residential location convenient for Penge, Beckenham and Crystal Palace, also nearby is a highly sought-after Ofsted “Outstanding” rated Primary School. Opportunities like this are incredibly rare and often don’t find their way to the open market, especially in such a highly desirable location.
Neighbouring houses have been extended to the rear and also into the loft, one of which we have recently sold, details of which can be found on our website. These houses have a beautiful aspect and get lots of light throughout the day, a thoughtful extension and loft conversion incorporating lots of glass/skylights will create a beautifully bright home.
The ground floor accommodation would work really well for family life, there is the ability to extend the kitchen over the width of the property and then open it up to the existing rear reception room, whilst keeping a separate front reception, which we find is the optimum setup for most families buying in the area. A loft conversion would accommodate a large bedroom and bathroom with a naturally inclining staircase, such is the space on the landing of the first floor at present.
Notably, the house opposite benefitted from the exact same extra plot, in which a detached house was built circa 2008, details of which can be found on the Bromley planning portal. Currently the plot has four garages on them, three of which are income generating. We do also suspect there may be asbestos in the garage roofs.
Location-wise, the house 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. 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 schools are very sought after, with the most popular ones being Stewart Fleming (rated outstanding) which is one road over, Churchfields, and the perennially popular Balgowan primary school are also very nearby.
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. 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.
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.