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6 bedroom house for sale

Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, SE5


Property Description

Key features

  • rare period features
  • double fronted and detached home
  • 6 bedrooms
  • room to extend into basement
  • large and beautiful rear garden
  • double garage
  • best road in Camberwell
  • close to Denmark Hill trains

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

On the market for the first time in 45 years, this wonderful house was once the residence of the Rev. Henry Wace, former Dean of Canterbury cathedral, later chaplain to Queen Victoria. It is the ONLY Victorian detached house on Camberwell Grove. Set back from the road on a gravelled lane beyond a front garden, you reach the front door via a York stone path. A side gate to the left leads to the rear garden. A double garage sits to the right. Inside, striking period features include the main staircase with its cast iron balustrade (topped by a turned wooden handrail) and the original domed skylight in the upper hall. Fine herringbone floors, cast-iron fireplaces, perfectly ornate cornicing, ceiling roses, sash windows and high skirting boards are all present. There's an open fire in the main reception and some interesting marble surrounds (one depicting hand-carved bulrushes). There is a rose-clad galleried balcony across the rear of the house. A large garden with York stone terrace has mature trees including Siberian crab, cherries, greengage and London planes. There are two herbaceous and shrub borders on either side of the lawn. Two sets of French doors open out to the garden.<br>

An interesting downstairs layout provides ample space for family life, entertaining and working from home. There is good storage and a double airing cupboard. The first floor splits and has four double bedrooms; the main one has a double aspect and an en suite. A family bathroom serves the rest of the house. Victorian wardrobes remain in three of the bedrooms. The second floor provides two more bedrooms with attractive original fireplaces. One room has Victorian wall-to-wall cupboards and drawers. A third room would make an ideal shower room (plumbing already exists) while an enormous walk-in attic, has a Velux installed to the roof.<br>

The lower ground floor is reached from the kitchen, but also opens directly out onto the garden in three places. It comprises the old coach house with its original double doors, a W.C, an area plumbed for a washing machine, a large wine cellar and huge rear would make a superb self-contained apartment (subject to planning consent). <br>

Camberwell Grove is a wide, tree-lined street famous for its beautiful residential architecture. You are a short walk from Denmark Hill station (Zone 2) for train links to Victoria (non-stop services in 9 minutes) and London Bridge (around 15 minutes). You fall just outside the congestion zone. It is extremely convenient for the city and the South Bank, with the National theatre and The Globe.<br>

The Dulwich Picture Gallery and the South London Art Gallery are local attractions, as are many other galleries and studios in the area. Some of the best schools in London are within a ten minute drive (Dulwich College, Alleyn's and JAGS), while an excellent pre-school is found on Lyndhurst Grove (The Villa).

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 May 2012


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