Comments from the owner: What do you love most about your home?
We love the quiet location, on a cul-de-sac at the top of Kirkdale. The high ceilings give the flat a light, spacious feel and there is plenty of storage space, with built-in eaves cupboards. The living room offers captivating views and is the perfect spot to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve with a glass of champagne. Our large communal garden is perfect for summer parties and BBQs or for just taking a little bit of time out and kicking back on a sun lounger or enjoying a spot of brunch al fresco style.
Why are you moving?
We're moving as we need to be closer to family but leaving the area has been a tough decision to make.
What do you love about the area?
Public transport options from the flat are superb, and there is a Zipcar bay located at the end of the road. Ten minutes away you'll find Sydenham Hill Wood, a ten-hectare nature reserve adjoining Dulwich Wood. You are also spoilt for choice of beautiful parks, with the historic Wells Park and vast Mayow Park nearby. The Horniman Museum is close by, with its famous natural history gallery, stunning gardens and weekly food market. Dartmouth Road provides a wealth of independent shops - Bunka for gifts, Beetroot & Beans zero-waste greengrocer, ultimate grilled cheese sandwiches at Aga's Little Deli and vinyl at Leaf & Groove. Head to The Sydenham Centre to sample Ignition Brewery and Taproom and see local independent theatre.
Boasting beautiful period features including high ceilings, cornicing and stripped wood flooring, and bright and airy accommodation including; Entrance lobby with access to a well sized double bedroom, and stairs rising to the upper level. A landing area provides access through into the impressive, light and spacious reception room with original cast iron fireplace surround, amazing views across the Surrey Hills, and ample space for relaxing, entertaining and dining. The separate kitchen comprises a modern range of matching wall and base units with work surfaces and metro-tiled splash-back, incorporating inset sink unit, induction hob with electric oven below, integrated dishwasher, and further space for appliances. The new boiler links to a Smart Hive Thermostat, providing remote access and efficiency to the heating throughout the home. The upper level also accommodates a further inviting double bedroom, plus a stylish family bathroom with white three piece suite.
The property is enviably located within easy access of local bus routes and stations connecting Sydenham Hill, Sydenham, and Forest Hill stations, with fast and frequent services to Victoria and London Bridge as well as overground to Highbury & Islington. Nearby Sydenham and Forest Hill offer a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and amenities, and the area is well served by excellent local schools including the Ofsted Outstanding rated Eliot Bank Primary, and Sydenham secondary School. The wonderful open spaces of Sydenham Woods and Dulwich Woods are all also close-by, as well as, slightly further afield, beautiful Dulwich Park in the heart of Dulwich Village.
Viewings are strongly recommended and a guided virtual tour is available.