Another successful sale on Blandford Road, this time £15,000 over asking price and within 6 days! This was a pretty special result considering how compact the flat is, but it worked amazingly for our buyer and ticked all of their boxes!
A well presented one bedroom maisonette, with a large private southeast facing garden, a super long lease (149 years), a private entrance and a convenient position for access into Beckenham Junction as well as Penge, Crystal Palace and multiple transport links.
Finished to a high standard this brilliant flat ticks so many boxes, from having a large private and southeast facing garden, to its long lease and its own private entrance, there is little to compromise on! It’s so convenient for transport links too, as Avenue Road tram stop is 0.1mi away (or 2 mins according to google maps) which is only two stops away from Beckenham Junction where you can get a direct train to Victoria (which only takes 24 mins) and stops at Herne Hill & Brixton too, great for visits to the amazing restaurants and bars they both offer.
The flat has its own front door which is an attractive feature and once inside you are greeted by a bright hallway, with plenty of space to hang your coat etc, there’s a useful storage cupboard at the end of the hall and wooden floors which run into the kitchen and reception room too. The reception is well proportioned and has a huge sliding door leading onto the garden, this expansive amount of glass coupled with its southeast facing aspect makes for a beautifully bright space.
The kitchen is adjacent to the reception room and has the same southeast facing aspect, there is a serving hatch into the reception and a large window overlooking the garden. In terms of functionality the kitchen is well thought out, with generous amounts of worktop space and masses of storage. There’s a gas hob and integrated electric oven, a modern Worcester gas combi boiler and tiled splashbacks finishing off the kitchen nicely.
The bathroom complements the rest of the interior really well, it’s finished to a high standard and features a full-size bath, nicely tiled walls and a modern sink unit, also worth mentioning is it has a window as this is something almost all buyers seek!
The garden is impressive for a one-bedroom flat, directly accessed via the large sliding doors in the reception room, there’s a large, decked area and a generous lawn too. There is also a rear access to the garden, so anyone with bikes, a scooter / motorbike etc would find this invaluable, its accessed via gates on Allen Rd.
The flat has a leasehold of 149 years, there are no service charges, the ground rent is peppercorn and is not demanded and the flat is responsible for its own buildings insurance.
Location wise this home is nearby multiple transport links, with Avenue Road tram stop being the nearest which is a mere 0.1mi away, this is only two stops from Beckenham Junction where there are a multitude of options including a fast link to Victoria and London Bridge. Kent House & Clock House stations are also approx. half a mile away, which according to Google maps is a ten minute walk and as previously mentioned, there is a direct link to Victoria passing through Herne Hill & Brixton where you can get the tube on the Victoria Line.
For those who might put down roots in the local area it’s worth noting that Balgowan Primary School is nearby and accessible as is Stuart Fleming (rated Outstanding) and Churchfields is moments away too.
Nearby at Elmers End there is a large Tesco supermarket, and more locally just passed Birkbeck station there is a post office, a co-op, a couple of cafes catering to all tastes, a barbers, gym and other amenities too. Beckenham High St is easy to access and offers a wide selection of shops and offers a village feel, there is a cinema, dentists, Sainsburys and an array of restaurants from chains such as Zizzi & Nandos to independents which are locally celebrated, there really is something for everyone on Beckenham High Street, Penge High Street, Crystal Palace and Sydenham are all within easy reach too.
To book your viewing online, just look out for the email you’ll instantly receive when you enquire via rightmove or zoopla. You will also instantly receive a whatsapp where you can communicate with us and register outside of office hours, we’re pretty responsive out of hours so do feel free to drop us a line, we’re also happy to chat on the phone during office hours too!