Guide Price £600,000 to £650,000.
A marvellous opportunity to own a much loved family town house that can be extended in the Forest Hill / Honor Oak area. This house has been in the same family since the 70’s, which is a great example of how much the sellers have loved the house and area.
Town houses are always popular in our experience at Hunters. This is possibly due to the versatility of the space and potential to adapt the layout. This house is a great example of this as the integral garage has been converted into a 4th bedroom with an en-suite which has increased the overall footprint of the living space. In our experience, owners of town houses have converted integral garages to accommodate an expanding family, create a guest room, create a room to be let to a lodger, create a games room, create a utility area, create a library or study area etc. The great thing is that this house has already converted the space and it can be used for any of those purposes.
We particularly like that there is potential to extend to the rear of the property should a buyer wish to add their own stamp and create a large open plan living space on the ground floor with four double bedrooms upstairs.
Another attractive feature of these houses is that the windows in some of the rooms span almost the width of the room creating a wonderful panoramic frame of the view outside. The lounge has one such window which is also south facing. The view from the lounge is quite striking as it looks onto the wide road as well as the trees and houses on the opposite side which are set back from the road (please see image).
Conveniently, there is a rear access gate in the garden which is great for those who cycle or keen gardeners as it won’t be necessary to carry messy loads through the house. Another benefit of the rear access gate is that parking is available on the street to the rear of the house should you ever have large deliveries or building work being done. Parking generally is very accessible as the house has its own private drive and there’s parking available along the road with no restrictions.
Dunoon Road is located between both Honor Oak Park and Forest Hill stations (Honor oak being slightly closer of the two).
Both Forest Hill and Honor Oak come under the SE23 postcode and have become increasingly popular in recent years hence they’ve been featured on the popular TV programme “Location Location Location” several times.
SE23 has much to offer from boutique shops, thriving independent businesses on the high street, a great selection of green spaces and recreational facilities to great transport links and highly regarded schools.
If you're seeking a family home in proximity to well-regarded schools and a local train station with travel times to central London of approximately 15 minutes (to London Bridge) you should certainly consider this house.
Some of the best known public schools include:
Ofsted rated "Outstanding" Fairlawn.
Ofsted rated "Outstanding" Stillness.
Ofsted rated "Outstanding" Rathfern.
Ofsted rated "Good" Dalmain.
You will also find a selection of independent schools locally one of which is a Montessori and the other is the highly acclaimed St Dunstan's which is also ranked in Ofsted's top 10%.
Transport to central London station from Honor Oak train station includes some of the following travel times:
London Bridge in approximately 15 minutes
London Victoria in approximately 35 minutes
Canary Wharf in approximately 24 minutes
Some of our favourite local eateries include Mama Dough (a sour dough pizza restaurant) and the award-winning Babur Indian restaurant. There’s also the Honor Oak gastro pub and a selection of boutique cafes and shops.
There's also the popular Le Querce which is run by a Sardinian family serving traditional dishes.
Local attractions include One Tree Hill which is just at the top of Honor Oak Rise and offers some of the most breath-taking views across London and the city skyline.
You will also find nature reserves in proximity of the property on Devonshire Road and Garthorne Road.
The Honor Oak sports ground is also close to the house. It boasts a great children’s playground and is highly rated on Google reviews.
Forest Hill Library and pools have both undergone complete renovation in recent years. Forest Hill pools has fantastic swimming facilities but also has a well equipped gym and exercise classes.
Blythe Hill Fields which is approximately 0.9 mile away and is known by the locals for its recreational facilities and regular events. One such facility is the Trim trail which is an exercise trail and we mustn’t forget the yearly Blythe Hill festival that brings local business and the community together for a day of fun.
You may look up details about Blythe Hill Fields on their website:
The Horniman gardens and museum is another well-known local point of interest. With regular events such as a farmers market and live music, we believe this will be of interest to many buyers.
You can read more about the Horniman museum and gardens via the below link:
We look forward to answering any questions and arranging your viewing.