4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleCranston Road, London, SE23
- 4 Bed Semi
- Off street parking
- Large garden
- Forest Hill Station within walking distance
- Amenities close by
Decorated to a high standard throughout, this 4-bed semi-detached family home dating from 1925 features refurbished timber double-glazed windows keeping in tone with the period of the house, a fully fitted kitchen, high ceilings throughout, an en-suite shower room to the main bedroom, side access to a very large, private and quiet back garden and a driveway for car parking at the front with a let-down kerb. The house boasts many original features including some stripped pine doors and coving as well as a spacious fully insulated and boarded loft with light and power as well as an opening velux window in the roof, which was completely renewed in 1992. (There is scope to extend into the loft space to provide further accommodation subject to planning permission as many other residents in the street have already done.)
The house has a central heating system which is regularly serviced and maintained. There is a working burglar alarm as well as cable TV running into the house which services three of the rooms. The house has a current electrical test certificate and smoke alarms.
The owners say:
"We have spent many happy years living in this house and raising our children who attended one of the excellent local schools, which can be found within walking distance. We are surrounded by a choice of green spaces and parks including the Horniman’s Museum and Gardens. There are supermarkets, including a Sainsburys, and pubs nearby as well as recreational facilities and both the Health Centre and Children’s Centre can be found within a few minutes’ walk from our house, which also has the added bonus of unrestricted parking.
"Forest Hill station offers regular trains to London Bridge and we often go up to Oxford Street shopping and pick up a show in town, taking the night bus back over Waterloo Bridge to Forest Hill or to the end of our road. Alternatively, we can take the short drive down to East Dulwich and enjoy the local shops and Picture House and explore the street market there at the weekends.
"We think that one of the best features of our house is the garden, which is filled with wildlife including the occasional bat flying over at dusk. When the weather is fine we often enjoy breakfast and dinner al fresco and sometimes watch the sun go down with a glass of wine at the end of the day."
The property is approached via an attractive front garden which has a variety of shrubs and flowers including a well established wisteria. This area also benefits from outside security lighting. The original part tiled porch leads to a bespoke stained glass front door with stained glass side panels.
Entrance Hall: a wide, light and spacious hallway with original dado rail and two ornate ceiling roses. There is a radiator and power points, a large under stair cupboard (housing the meters) and a second large storage cupboard with power, light and shelves, which presently houses the tumble dryer etc. The solid wood floor leads to the:
Sitting Room: with its front aspect square bay and timber double glazed windows, this large room has the benefit of sunshine throughout the afternoon. There is a central ornate ceiling rose, a built-in storage cupboard with deep alcove shelving space, a slate hearth and oak tiled fireplace surrounding a living flame gas fire having an open chimney that is regularly swept. There are a number of power sockets together with TV aerial and phone sockets. The room is fully carpeted (with polished floorboards beneath).
Off the entrance hall is the:
Dining room: This spacious room with original dado rail is bathed in the morning sun throughout the year and is light and airy with two wall up-lighters and a central light with an ornate ceiling rose on a dimmer switch. This room has a solid wood floor and French doors leading out onto the patio; there is also a fitted glazed wall unit with further storage below and shelving in one alcove, two double radiators, power, TV aerial and phone sockets. The solid wood floor leads through into the:
Kitchen: There is a range of fully fitted wall and base units in cream with solid 30mm beech worktops and an inlaid, 1½ bowl ceramic butler sink with a swan neck mixer tap. Above the sink the window looks out onto the garden. Cooking facilities include a stainless steel built-in gas hob with cooker hood and an integrated gas oven and microwave. There is also plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine with added space for a fridge freezer. There are numerous power sockets and the suspended ceiling offers 6 down-lighters.
Taking the fully carpeted staircase which also has the original dado rail up to the first floor landing from where the upstairs rooms lead off, there is access via a loft ladder and glazed hatch to the large loft space, which is fully insulated and boarded with power and lights.
Further along the landing leads to the:
Master Bedroom: Overlooking the front aspect (with Horniman's Museum clock tower visible in the distance) into the square bay, this very large room benefits from secondary glazing and overhauled timber casement windows. Fully fitted wardrobes span one wall and there are numerous power sockets, a telephone and TV aerial sockets as well as space for a large chest of drawers The room is fully carpeted and there is a door leading to the:
En-suite Shower Room: With rubber stud flooring and part travertine tiled walls, this room has a power-shower with drench shower head and extractor fan, a wash basin on a bespoke wooden stand with storage below, an electric shaver point and a dual flush W/C. There is a chrome heated towel rail and the room offers a deep storage box with a large mounted wall mirror with an alcove space for a full length mirror.
Study/bedroom 4: With its original stripped floor boards and picture rail, this is a light, functional room overlooking the front of the house with secondary glazing and overhauled timber casement windows, presently being used as a study (can comfortably accommodate a single bed). There is a large airing cupboard with slatted shelving currently housing the Potterton central heating boiler and insulated hot water cylinder. There are numerous power, telephone and TV aerial points within the room.
Bedroom 2: A comfy and light single room with original picture rail and timber double glazed casement windows overlooking the back garden. Offering a ceiling height large fitted wardrobe with space for a chest of drawers and shelving with a radiator and power points. A warm and restful room, with original polished floorboards.
Bedroom 3: This bedroom will comfortably accommodate a double bed and overlooks the back garden. Having timber double glazed casement windows and the original picture rail, there is also the original wooden fitted wardrobe and white painted floorboards with fitted shelving within the fire breast. There are numerous power points and cable TV sockets.
Bathroom: A light and spacious family bathroom having a large double glazed satin glass timber casement window and white painted wooden floor boards. This room overlooks the back garden. With a 4 piece white suite including a bidet, and power shower over the bath with a white, 5 panel folding shower screen. A large storage cupboard sits below an inlaid sink in a carrara marble surround with an electric shaver point nearby. There is also a double radiator and an extractor fan.
Outside: The stunning garden measuring 105ft x 30ft is accessed through the French windows to the dining room. This outside space offers a slightly elevated patio with space for an outside table and chairs, planters for flowers and herbs and is ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. There is a security light and an outside tap. Stone steps lead down to an open lawn with many established plants and bushes interspersed with a few smaller trees, which lead on towards a wildlife pond with waterfall, fountain and underwater spot lights for evening illumination.
There is a fruit cage containing many fruit bushes that give a good yearly harvest as well as veggie patch. Further down the garden a secluded shingle area can be found with space for potato tubs and tomatoes (alongside the compost bins and space for water barrels). Towards the end of the garden there is a standing for a garden studio/office/greenhouse (with an electricity supply). There is also a large 12ft x 8ft timber shed with lighting and power which is ideal for storage as well as having scope as a ‘Man Shed’. A small rockery lies at the end of the garden. This shingle area is a true idyll and sun trap and has space for further seating being surrounded by bird life and peace. This is a wonderful tranquil place in which to unwind after a busy working day and no-one would know that we were so close to the bustle of central London.
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