Church Rise, Forest Hill, SE23

£1,500,000 SSTC


Hunters Exclusive are delighted to offer buyers an opportunity to purchase one of the rarest houses Forest Hill has to offer.

In this description, we will cover some information about the house, the local schools, transport links and recreational facilities, however for those buyers that may not know Forest Hill so well we would encourage you to do some research on the location as it’s become one of South East London’s gems.

In a time when much of large houses have historically been converted into apartments, it’s an absolute pleasure to find one that has not only been maintained as a house but also retains some stunning period features (some of which has been restored over the years by the current owner).

Wisteria House offers some of the following period features to name a few:

Large period front door with stain glass feature
Entrance hall tiles
Panelled ceilings
Panelled doors set in deep panelled door frames with ornate architraves
Cast iron Fire places with inset period tiles and grand marble surrounds
A variation coving styles
Picture rails and ornate ceiling roses
High skirting boards with period architrave
Sash windows with panelled surrounds
Stain glass features on some windows

The current owners have spared no expense during their years in the house. Many of the rooms feature William Morris wallpaper who we understand is highly acclaimed for his designs in the late 1800's. In addition, some original features have been professionally restored.

From the front and rear gardens a stunning view of the historic Church steeple located on Church Rise can be appreciated (This can be seen in one of the garden images).

The rear garden is almost 90 feet in length and over 50 feet wide. There is a landscaped patio area with water feature which leads to an open lawn with landscaped flower boarders. To the rear of the garden you will find additional storage.

Wisteria House has a basement which is the size of a large studio apartment or a one bedroom flat (over 375 square feet / 34 square meters). The basement is currently used as a wine cellar, workshop and storage area but there may be potential to expand upon this subject to consents.

The front garden of Wisteria house is home to a wonderful landscaped garden and lantern adding atmosphere to the house in the evening.

Additionally, the front garden has is an electronic gate which offers secure parking for two cars.

Located on a wide tree lined road only approximately 0.3 miles to Forest Hill station, the property is well located for amenities and transport links.

Forest Hill features several small independent high street conveniences including an award-winning butcher, some fantastic cafes, several boutique shops selling clothing and furniture as well as a few great modern, gastro and family friendly pubs.

The Sylvan Post, Canvas and Cream and Stag and Bow all variously host, music events, exhibitions and craft days.

However, if you require the convenience of a large well known supermarket and other known high street names, you will find Sainsbury’s, Boots and WH Smith along the high street too:


Church Rise is in proximity of several local schools which are in Ofsted's top 10%. In our experience, it’s unusual to find a house that is located to this many highly-rated schools. Four of those schools are as follows however there are other well-known local schools including an independent Montessori just a few minutes away:

St Dunstan's College - Church of England, mixed, primary and secondary. This is a private school.

Fairlawn - Public, mixed, primary, rated Ofsted "Outstanding".

Kilmorie - Public, mixed, primary, rated Ofsted "Good".

Dalmain - Public, mixed, primary, rated Ofsted "Good".


Approximately 0.3 miles away, Forest Hill station offers services from both London Overground and Southern Rail some of the following travel times are available:

London Bridge in approximately 17 minutes.

Canary Wharf in approximately in 23 minutes.

Shoreditch High Street in approximately 22 minutes.

Victoria station in approximately 30 minutes.

Alongside the train links you will find several bus routes from approximately 0.1 miles away on the south circular which includes routes 122 and 185 to Crystal Palace and Victoria to name a few.


Off the high street in the town centre you'll find Forest Hill pools and library both of which have undergone refurbishment. Forest Hill pools is known for its swimming pool facilities but is also a local leisure centre with a gym and fitness classes.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a well-known local point of interest and can be found just beyond the town centre. It’s recognized as popular family entertainment venue and has been featured in "Time Out". With regular events, such as a farmer’s market, live music and seasonal festivals to name a few, there is always something to enjoy at the Horniman.

You can read more about the Horniman museum and gardens here:

Blythe Hill Fields is also located in to local area and offers recreational facilities such as the "Trim trails" which is an exercise trail. It also hosts local events where the residents of SE23 get to know each other better and enjoy the community spirit. You may look up details about Blythe Hill Fields on their website:

Please contact Hunters on 0203 0034089 to obtain more information and book a viewing.

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