Along a handsome road in Brockley lies this utterly delightful two-bedroom flat with dreamy garden, an exemplar of taste and character, as well as ticking the box on location.
St. Asaph Road, Brockley, 2 Bed. Flat
THE OWNER SAYS
The flat has been a wonderful first-family home. We particularly love our sunny garden and the light-filled living room. The cellar is brilliant for storage, meaning our flat is always tidy, even with a toddler!
People say you don't know your neighbours in London, but we count ours as friends. It's in a great spot, too - between Brockley and Nunhead with all the lovely independent shops, bars and restaurants. Peckham and New Cross as walkable options too. It also has excellent transport links with Overground trains to Victoria, London Bridge and City Thameslink.
The area is very leafy - with Telegraph Hill, Nunhead Cemetery, Hilly Fields and Peckham Rye all in close proximity. We are sad to be leaving but look forward to new owners being happy to call it their home.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current and potential energy rating C.
In the borough of Lewisham, the flat falls into Band B (£1413 in 2022/23).
Share of freehold
Ground rent & service charge:
No monthly service charge or ground rent. Works are split with the co-freeholder as and when needed.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £80, Electricity £50, Water £27.
The owners have replaced windows and doors. They have also redecorated throughout.
St. Asaph Road is minutes away is Brockley Overground on foot, connecting you to the Southern network with direct links to London Bridge. Less than a 10-minute walk away, Nunhead opens up Thameslink and South Eastern with direct links to London Victoria.
An absolute charmer, this ground-level apartment will win you over with its pleasing aesthetic and homely feel. Features such as original Victorian doors add to the appeal, enhanced by heritage colours throughout. Bay windows at the front and back give a grand impression and bathe the living room in light, which spills into the south-facing garden. Outside you'll find a green, secluded space, a veritable trap for sunshine which retains some privacy by nature of not being overlooked.
The bedrooms are sensitively decorated, the principal making the fireplace a standout feature. In the heart of the home is the kitchen, packing a lot of culinary potential into a petit size. The bathroom, in understated tones, enjoys natural light, which, as any Londoner knows, is at a premium. One thing you won't need to worry about is storage. With an entire basement at your disposal, as well as a shed for keeping outdoors trim, your living space can remain clutter-free.
Brockley is a little gem. With a thriving scene and diverse community, a plethora of options for tasty grub, as well as being well-connected, it's no wonder it's become such a destination. And with the distinctly different neighbourhoods of Nunhead and Peckham a short distance away, you'll never bore of this vibrant enclave of South London.
Explore South East London
1 Good as Gold
A must for all you people watchers, grab a cup of the latest speciality roast and a towering croiffin and take a seat outside to watch the world cruise by. Light, airy and welcoming, it’s just as good for brunching with friends.
2 Browns of Brockley
Consistently voted purveyors of south London’s (if not all of London’s) finest coffee, Browns’ skilled baristas serve up perfectly brewed cups of Square Mile filter and espresso drinks. Enjoy from inside or outside its lovely café opposite Brockley station or from its coffee van, which makes its rounds at farmers’ markets all over the capital (and is even available for private hire).
3 Dinner for 100
These guys know there stuff when it comes to mouth-watering pizza. They may have started operations out of their mum’s kitchen, but they’re serious about taste. There’s no scrimping on toppings, and the sourdough base is ideal for mopping up their delicious dips.
4 My Eco Brockley
For the sustainably-minded, having a local refill shop is heaven-sent. You can get your everyday staples alongside a range of nice-to-haves such as make-up and packaging. Plus they stock a great array of gifts for all the loved ones in your life - dog toy anyone?
5 Nunhead Cemetery
Opened in 1840 and the second largest of London’s “Magnificent Seven” Victorian cemeteries, Nunhead is a wild and wonderful ruin, perfect for long, contemplative walks—even with four-legged friends. There’s a secret view of St. Pauls between specially manicured trees, and the chapel, left open to the air after an arson attack in 1976, is an ideal spot to sit, read or simply take it all in.