This beautiful flat sold within a week, and our strategy of asking for offers over £475,000 meant we saw 22 viewings on our open day, and 12 offers, which is remarkable. All the valuations our client had were at £500,000. This is a fantastic case study of how our philosophy and approach is the most lucrative way to sell, it also puts our client in complete control, as they get to choose the buyer they want to work with, and know they've exploited the market owing to all the competing offers!
A stunning and generously proportioned Victorian conversion flat on the highly sought-after Thicket Road, with a share of freehold, fantastic internal space, incredible views over the park and a shared garden. This beautiful property offers a rare opportunity to own a prime flat in a fantastic location that is convenient for multiple transport links as well as Crystal Palace, Penge & Sydenham.
This beautifully styled flat has generous floor space that is incredibly well arranged, there is little to no wasted space, and there is great volume to each room due to the ceiling height. It's also fantastically bright, and due to the Western aspect, the living room is flooded with light in the second half of the day.
The living area is perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with family; there’s lots of space and certainly enough to have a large defined dining area and a sizeable lounge space. The kitchen is open-plan and well-finished, the worktops are in a horseshoe configuration, which is great when cooking as it keeps everything to hand. There’s an overhang on one of the worktops that make for an excellent breakfast bar or casual dining space. The metro tiled splashbacks and solid wide board wooden tops finish it off brilliantly, and the open plan layout is highly desirable!
The living room has two large sash windows with that fantastic Western aspect, they really add to the period charm; there are recently installed plantation shutters and also modern Victorian-style radiators, which while period in style are distinctly modern touches. There’s also a lovely fireplace and a hard-wearing jute carpet which should survive most of the parties your friends will force you to have in this stunning space!
At the rear and with a south-eastern aspect are two generously sized double bedrooms, which are beautifully bright in the mornings, both have those beautiful sash windows and plantation shutters. The master bedroom is a gargantuan room, which has a view over the gardens to the rear which is leafy and green, it has a tremendous amount of integrated wardrobe space which is a real bonus and frees up the entire floor space of the room for other furniture. The second bedroom is also a good size double room that has original wooden flooring and is finished neutrally.
The bathroom is nicely done, with a rain shower over a full-size bath, there are metro tiles on the walls and hexagonal tiles on the floor, the sanitaryware and fittings have that period vibe about them but are modern and create a beautiful vibe.
The flat has a share of freehold and as such there is no ground rent, the co-freeholders have elected to have a service charge of £100 per month which covers buildings insurance and basic maintenance.
One of the standout features of this property is its location, overlooking the beautiful Crystal Palace Park. The park offers endless opportunities for outdoor activities, from jogging and cycling to picnics and nature walks. The famous Crystal Palace sports centre and swimming pool are also located nearby, as is Brown & Green café, which is less than a couple of minutes' walk away from the flat. There are two entrances to the park on this stretch of Thicket Road one next to the boating lake and Dinosaurs and the other being to the car park in the southeast corner of the park.
Penge West station is 0.2 mi away giving access to the overland line making access to The City and Shoreditch a breeze, Penge East is 0.5 mi away which is a short train journey to Victoria.
Crystal Palace Station is also 0.5 mi 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.
The Triangle is 0.8 mi away where you are spoilt for choice with restaurants, pubs, brilliant eateries, and even an Everyman Cinema. There’s a yoga school, a variety of coffee shops from the indie artisanal variety to the bigger chains, one of our faves is “Four Boroughs” their Falafel and Kimchi wraps and Cinnamon Swirls are as good as their coffee!
For the practical stuff and bigger shops there is a reasonable sized Sainsbury’s and the wonderful Crystal Palace Food Market on Haynes Lane, which operates every Saturday offering the best from small sustainable farmers and local food producers, think of it as a local Borough Market with a distinct Crystal Palace vibe.