Peckham Rye, East Dulwich, London, SE22

Reduced on 08/10/2020
Roy Brooks, London

Key features

  • Double-fronted Victorian house
  • Off-street parking for several cars
  • 185ft southwest garden
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Three receptions
  • Three bathrooms, downstairs cloakroom
  • Exquisite conservatory
  • Fabulous deVOL kitchen
  • Period features, open fire
  • Overlooking Peckham Rye Park

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Ravishing heirloom with a wow interior, 5-double bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, 3-receptions, conservatory and a 185ft southwest garden (with summerhouse). Unmissable, it overlooks Peckham Rye Park in all its resplendent, double-fronted glory.

Homes on this stretch of the Rye come to the market very occasionally. After all, why would you leave the most desirable patch in the area? The most fortunate houses line this side of the park, securing the sunniest garden aspects.

To the front is off-street parking for several cars. Being double-fronted, this home gains two glorious receptions each side of the hall, both with glazed doors that open to rear living space. Herringbone parquet has been laid in the formal drawing room (open fire, wooden window shutters, ornate cornicing, picture rails, cast iron radiators), which opens to an exquisite conservatory. Taking centre stage is an established interior wisteria, Bert & May tiles cover the floor and there’s space for a large dining table.

The second reception makes an ideal family room as it leads (via custom-made Retrouvius doors), to an incredible kitchen/diner (there’s also a useful cloakroom near here). The kitchen is heavenly, with 800mm deep Arabescato marble worksurfaces and deVOL cabinets finished in Farrow & Ball Carriage Green (see it featured on the deVOL website). There are two Wolf ovens, a Barazza hob, both sinks are marble and there’s a Zip hot water tap. The walk-in larder is kitted with shelves and a Bosch wine cooler, underfloor heating is fitted, and a useful plug socket has been buried into the wood floor, below table space. Distressed wood covers a sloped ceiling.

Every bedroom is a large, bright double. The main bedroom has possibly one of the most beautiful views we’ve come across, through an enormous sash window. All three first-floor bedrooms have original fireplaces and two are connected by an awesome Jack and Jill wet room (fab Bert & May tiles, underfloor heating, wall-hung sanitaryware). A second wet room (twin sinks, herringbone tile floor, double wet area, traditional styling), and a laundry room are also on this floor. Two double guest bedrooms and a gorgeous bathroom (distressed wood bath panel, indigo walls and more Bert & May – yay), are up on the second level. The basement and eaves offer masses of extra storage.

Facing southwest, the garden is brimming with magnolia (there’s a beauty at the front of the house), acer, Japanese anemones, hydrangea, roses, sedum, ferns and globe thistle. The apple and loganberry trees are very productive. At the rear is a huge garden room/playroom and behind that, is an impressive Root and Shoot treehouse.

Walk to East Dulwich station in 20-minutes for Zone 2 London Bridge trains. Peckham Rye is the same distance or a 7-minute bus ride, for Zone 2 trains (London Bridge, Victoria, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras), and Overground links (Clapham Junction, Canada Water, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Dalston Junction).

St Dunstan’s, Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS are all a short drive. Local state primary schools include Goodrich and Heber while older kids can apply to either of the Harris academies at Peckham Rye or Kingsdale.

Walk down the Rye for Peckham’s creative quarter (Copeland Park, Peckham Levels and the Bussey), late-night bars and superb restaurants (Artusi, Forza Win, The Coal Rooms, Levan, Peckham Bazaar, Pedlar, Mr Bao and more). Artists’ studios are rife, yoga studios are plentiful and there are regular concerts and exhibitions. East Dulwich has some interesting independents (Forest, Roullier White, William Rose, Mrs Robinson and ED) and good chains (Sweaty Betty, Oliver Bonas, Café Nero). There’s a Picturehouse cinema, M&S Foodhall and Co-op supermarket.



Peckham Rye, East Dulwich, London, SE22

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • East Dulwich Station0.7 miles
  • Peckham Rye Station0.8 miles
  • Nunhead Station0.8 miles
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Roy Brooks, London

2, Barry Parade, Barry Road, London, SE22 0JA

Roy Brooks, London

Roy Brooks has been a name in East Dulwich as a South East London Estate Agent since 1934. From 1950 until his death in 1971 his property advertisements in the Sunday Times and the Observer created national notoriety for one endearing reason; his puckish delight in telling the truth and sometimes even the unwholesome truth about the property he was selling, not only about the properties, but in his incomparable descriptions of their owners.

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