A well-presented two double bedroom conversion flat on the first floor, with high ceilings, huge south-facing sash windows, voluminous rooms, a super long lease (150 years) and a communal garden. Located moments from Crystal Palace Park and within very easy reach of Penge West Station, Crystal Palace Station and the Triangle, this flat ticks a lot of boxes!
As often found in these hugely desirable first-floor flats, there are high ceilings and fantastic volumes to the rooms, and on this side of the road, the reception rooms have a fantastic south-facing aspect, making them incredibly bright. This reception room has a very sociable open plan layout to the kitchen which creates a fantastic space in which to entertain in, it also has attractive wood floors and pretty round-headed sash windows.
The open-plan kitchen is really practical, it’s configured in a shallow horseshoe shape which ensures everything is close to hand when cooking and offers generous amounts of worktop space. There’s also masses of storage and for those who like to cook, the all-important gas hob!
Off the reception room is the second bedroom, which has the same aspect as the reception and a large sash window too, it’s a fabulously bright room, so will make an excellent home office for those who work from home or a guest bedroom! The master bedroom has a leafy view over the communal garden to the rear and is a rather impressive room, it’s carpeted and has a large integrated wardrobe which spans floor to ceiling providing an epic amount of storage, ideal for couples!
The bathroom is another large room, and could easily accommodate a large walk-in shower as well as a bath, it’s currently configured with a shower over a full size bath and has modern sanitaryware and fully tiled walls, but could be made into a gorgeous and rather decadent bathroom due to its sheer size!
The flat is believed to have…
• A 150-year lease • No service charge (just a £220 PA contribution to buildings insurance) • No ground rent
There is also a right-to-manage company, which gives lessees a say and an influence on the running of the building.
The communal garden is rarely used by residents and is a sun trap in the evening, with its west facing aspect it gets the late afternoon and evening sun and is a lovely space to grab a book, a gin and put your feet up, we’d personally put a hammock in it next to a small gin table!
Location-wise the flat is 0.2 mi from the Park entrance, which is just along Thicket Rd, with the nearest part being the boating lake and Dinosaurs. Anerley Station is 0.3 mi away, with access to the overland it puts Shoreditch and beyond in easy reach, but is also useful for Canada Water, Forest Hill & Brockley amongst many other cool spots to visit at weekends! Penge West station is 0.5 mi away giving access to the overland line making access to The City and Shoreditch a breeze, Penge East is 0.8 mi away which is a short train journey to Victoria. Crystal Palace Station is 0.4mi away and gives direct access to London Bridge as well as Victoria (via Forest Hill), having multiple station options within easy reach is a real asset of this location, it’s also a popular road for its architecture and as is found across London on roads that border our large parks the buildings are huge and have a sense of grandeur about them.
Just up the road you have a Tesco express for the essentials, then there’s Café Chic (a stunning Persian Café), who’s 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 which is thankfully only a two minute walk away, which no doubt you’ll appreciate at the end of the night!
Slightly further up the hill (0.6 mi or 15 mins according to Google Maps) is our much loved “Triangle” 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!