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Sansom Street, Camberwell, London, SE5


3 beds

Key features

  • Late Victorian architecture, in a quiet cul-de-sac location
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Extended and refurbished to an exceptional standard
  • Plans in place for a loft extension under permitted development
  • Styled and finished with exacting attention to detail
  • Superb garden, beautifully landscaped with mature planting
  • Denmark Hill station 15 minutes' walk
  • Moments from Brunsiwick Park, or 9 minutes to Burgess Park
  • Freehold
  • 1249 sq ft (116 sq m) internal space
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Full description

The house was last renovated and modernised in 2017, keeping the character and best of what is there while creating a modern, comfortable and easy to maintain interior, achieving an EPC rating of C, meaning the house is cheap and easy to heat, very warm and cosy in winter.
The kitchen extension was built and refurbished under planning approval, a further legal development certificate was obtained for a future loft extension which gives permission for those works which fall under permitted development- the approved plans will be made available to the purchaser.
Sansom Street is a very quiet cul de sac with a great sense of community, we've got to know neighbours and made great friends on the street over the past 18 years. There is an active WhatsApp group which has replaced a blog that still provides great information and history of Sansom Street, including facts that No.21 and No.23 were the first properties to get electricity on the street. The cupboard under the stairs was used for coal. Every week the coal man would come to the street and lift a bag or two through the hallway and into the cupboard.
Today the cupboard has been split in two, with the kitchen side providing space for a tumble dryer and laundry, the hall side being the place to store the vacuum cleaner and odd tin of paint.

• Insulated under floor and walls (heat and sound) towards rear including kitchen, dining and
• Raised suspended floor with engineered oak flooring throughout
• Hard wired speakers and smoke/CO alarm in rear
• Rear of house including roof lights, double glazed with solid hardwood patio doors and fixed light over, facing east so does not overheat in summer but floods the ground floor in light

Raised rear suspended timber floor, insulated both underfloor and walls for heat and sound proofing. The acoustic insulation in the walls and location on a quiet cul-de-sac means living here is really peaceful but also designed for welcoming friends and family. For those gatherings, built in high quality speakers in the kitchen/dining room and recessed lighting provide just the right mood.
Oversized 900mm built in oven (A-rated), and 5-ring stove provide more than enough capacity to cook up a feast, with space for a 750mm fridge freezer and for the morning after, the breakfast bar provides easy cleaning up!
The dining room can be opened to the house, or the large glass doors closed, creating a snug and private space with tv and sofa, which then means we often use the front room and sofa bed there for guests staying over. Great for older guests who may not want to climb the stairs. Fibre internet connection is located in the built-in cupboard under the tv, with all cabling hidden, there's even CAT 6 cable up to the first floor and rear bedrooms. Attention has been paid to details throughout - there's even a hidden umbrella and key store cupboard at the front door, handy for those damp days! The front door itself was replaced as a hardwood and solid copy of the original 4-panel doors on Sansom Street for added security and warmth.
Essential services are hidden but easily accessible - the rear deck has access to drains below; timber cladding hides piping with access panels for rodding points, and the deck step down to the garden can be easily lifted to reveal the manhole below. The stop cock located behind a panel in the cladding in the rear bathroom means everything is easily accessed but integrated.

The landing provides access to second WC as well as separate shower-room, which can be configured as ensuite or separate to the third single bedroom - there is a frame to move the door to close this room off if desired. Currently configured as a home office, the room is perfect for either home working or is more than large enough for a single bed, wardrobe and small desk.
The front bedroom with two large sash windows captures the afternoon and evening sun, featuring original feature fireplace. The second bedroom captures the morning sun, with built in original cupboards, some original to the house, with the original fireplace converted to a useful cupboard for additional storage.
Both lofts are accessible with fixed ladder access and insulated hatches, the loft has the required 270mm insulation and is partially floored for easy storage to the front.

Benefiting from raised deck providing level access out to the rear, the red cedar rain screen cladding to the original rear bathroom hides the boiler flue and pipework while providing easy access to drains and rodding points if required. The rear garden get sun from early morning to late afternoon with the rear deck getting the late evening sun in summer. On the first Friday of every month, St Giles Church bell ringing can be enjoyed sat on the deck with a glass of wine in hand! The garden has been worked over for the past 17 years improving the soil and new fencing including a concrete wall and timber fence to the rear provide privacy and seclusion throughout the year. The garden is planted in low maintenance ferns and drought-tolerant species with space left for perennials and splashes of colour throughout the seasons. A small pond surrounded by granite paving can easily be filled in and planted. The original outside toilet has been converted to a large and useful shed with water supply retained to water the garden.

The closest rail station is Denmark Hill, which can be walked to in less than 15 minutes as the new entrance on Windsor Walk faces towards Camberwell and is such a lovely walk up Camberwell Grove. Oval Tube is 29 mins walk, crossing Camberwell Green and along Camberwell New Road. Cycling is well served with Cycleway 17 connecting to Burgess Park, Borough and Central London. Elephant and Castle can be reached by many buses in around 12 minutes which is Zone 1 and on the Northern and Bakerloo lines.
Apparently, the bus network was designed by a guy who lived in Camberwell in the 60's, so you really can get just about anywhere in London (buses to Clapham, Waterloo, Farringdon, London Bridge and Blackfriars typically less than 30 mins ride with Paddington and Euston slightly more).
Cycling was a big decision when I bought the house. It's pretty flat all the way to central London and I get to Farringdon each day in 25 mins.

Just 5 minutes walk brings you to Camberwell Church Street with the variety of independent restaurants, pubs and shops linking to Camberwell Green, the farmers market on Saturdays and selection of supermarkets, post office and banking. St Giles church hosts the famous jazz in the crypt each Friday and often holds local arts and crafts fairs. Equally close, Brunswick Park with its café and tennis courts is just round the corner, and the South London Gallery and thriving arts scene around Camberwell close by. Santander bikes can be rented from the Camberwell Road end of Burgess Park which is around 10 minutes walk from Sansom Street; there is also a car club (Streetcar) parked ready for use on Sansom Street itself.
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