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- Fully Refurbished
- Top Floor Flat
- Central Location
- Modern Fitted Kitchen
- Period Conversion
- Communal Garden
Located a stones throw away from Lee Green train station and on the borders of Blackheath is this spacious one bedroom top floor flat. The property comprises of a good sized double bedroom with a floor to ceiling window which allows in loads of natural light and over looks the communal garden, spacious hall way with a large storage cupboard, 3 piece bathroom suite with walk in shower perfect for a quick freshen up in the mornings before darting off to work, a stunning modern kitchen with all white goods and a spacious lounge with laminate flooring with a window balcony which gives great views over the tree lined streets of Lee Green. It also has beautiful original sash windows, is central heated throughout and as you enter has a space you can store your coats and shoes. Being on the top floor has its benefits from the views to the low bills due to heat rising from beneath, you certainly wont have a cold day or night in this apartment. The property benefits from having everything at its door step; shops, buses, trains, restaurants the list goes on, you will not need to travel far for anything!
OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £1100
Living in Lee:
Trains from Lee station run into London Bridge in just 13 minutes, putting Lee firmly on the property map for commuting young professionals. Lee has one of the best primary schools in Lewisham so is popular with young families.
Top five Lee features:
1.Affordable – This Zone 3 spot attracts buyers who are priced out of Blackheath and Dulwich.
2.Fast train links – Overland services take just 13 minutes to London Bridge.
3.Proximity to Blackheath – in just a few minutes you can be enjoying the boutiques and cafes in Blackheath Village.
4.An area on the ‘up’ – Lee is continuing to grow in popularity with new investment in the area.
5.Conservation Areas – Lee benefits from pretty Victorian architecture and protected local parks.
The best of Lee:
A weekly farmers market is held every Saturday in the Victorian Park, Manor House Gardens just off Lee High Road.
A £40 million regeneration of the historic heart of Lee, Lee Green Crossroads shopping area to provide a new supermarket, new shops, restaurant, offices and parking. Improvements here are contributing to the economic regeneration of the area.
Hither Green is home to some lovely cafes and locals go to, Objet D’art, a retro furniture shop on Lee Road for great one-offs. There is a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Lee Green, hop on a bus to neighbouring Lewisham, five minutes north of Lee. Here there are all the high street chains and there is a major shopping precinct.
The most popular pub is the Lord Northbrook in Lee which has been renovated from a spit and sawdust pub to a fantastic venue which does great food and welcomes mums and prams for lunch. Other local pubs include the Duke of Edinburgh, catch live music at The Dutch House and the JD Wetherspoons’ The Edmund Halley. In Hither Green, locals favour The Crown, a cosy Young’s pub with an open fires, Cask ales and board games, open until 1am at the weekend and The Station which is opposite the train station. Bengal Brasserie in Hither Green has a good banquet deal on Mondays and Tuesdays In Lee, close to the train station locals choose from the Portuguese Villa Moura, Ristorante Carola housed in the former Post Office, for Thai there is Ratchada and for fans of Indian cuisine, The Curry World.
Manor House Gardens –Lewisham’s most prestigious park, a restored Victorian Park. Here there are tennis courts, a café, formal gardens, the Manor House Library and an ornamental lake with a fountain, which attracts wildfowl.
Mountsfield Park - situated alongside the former hospital grounds with tennis court, playground and, thanks to its elevated position, panoramic views.
Education in Lee:
For primary schools the most sought after is Brindishe Lee as it has an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating, it is also one of the most oversubscribed in the Lewisham borough. Another popular choice, Brindishe Green is described by DCSF as "one of the top 100 most improved schools in the country over three years".
For secondary schooling, there is Trinity School, which has a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.
For private education, Colfes School, near Lee station is an independent, co-educational day school from 3- 18 years old.
An MP and prolific builder, Archibald Cameron Corbett built more than 3,000 houses in Hither Green and Catford between 1896 and 1914. As a Presbyterian he was a temperance man and he made the rules against licensed premises so tight that it is still hard to get round them. Residents say this has the distinct advantage of little or no drunken behaviour on the local streets.
Hither Green got its name as one green nearer to Lewisham, it was dubbed Hither to distinguish it from the other, christened Further Green
All the street names on the popular McKenzie Estate, built by builder McKenzie, are Scottish.
Until 2006, if you were arranging to meet up at the Tiger’s Head, you had to agree on which one, The Old Tiger’s Head or The New Tiger’s Head. Some claim The Old Tiger’s Head was always the newer of the two. Now it’s not a problem, as only the Old Tiger’s Head remains open.
Lee has excellent transport links from its two train stations - Lee and Hither Green Stations where trains take from 12 minutes to London Bridge and 20 minutes to Charing Cross and Cannon Street.
During the peak morning period up to seven trains an hour leave Lee for central London, while the night train from Charing Cross to Hither Green departs at 1.00 am – great for theatre goers and clubbers.
Nearby Lewisham offers links with the DLR for access to Canary Wharf, Stratford, the City and London City Airport.
By road, the A205 South Circular skirts the area and the A20 and A2 connect with the M25.
There are five local bus routes including the 122 (to Crystal Palace), the 178 (to Woolwich), the 202 (to Blackheath) and the 261 (to Bromley). The N21 night bus goes from Trafalgar Square.
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