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Guide price £375,000 to £400,000.
Offered chain free, and located within a grand period building approximately 0.4 mile to Forest Hill station, this two-bedroom first floor flat offers over 600 sq ft of living space, direct access from the kitchen to the southerly facing shared garden (via a staircase) and some great features explained below.
Rarely do we come across a flat that offers two double bedrooms let alone one that offers two double bedrooms of almost the same size.
Both the bedrooms have views onto the communal gardens at the rear and offer built in wardrobes. Each bedroom spans almost 15 ft making this a great property for a buyer that wishes to rent out the second bedroom or any buyer who wants two large bedrooms instead of the typical smaller second bedroom.
The second stand out feature of this property is the direct access to the garden. This property has a door from the kitchen which leads down a private staircase providing access to the rear garden and the front of the building (front of building via a locked gate).
You will also note from the picture and floor plan that this flat is positioned in a grand, period semi detached building. The benefit to this flat is that three of the walls to the flat are all external. This means that each room has windows (including the bathroom) and that there are no adjoining neighbours on three sides. In fact, the one side that does attached to another part of the building is connected mostly to the communal hallway. For those buyers concerned about noise from other properties, this property offers some confidence.
Whilst the images do a great job of communicating what this property offers, there are several things you can’t see in the images that buyers may like to know before viewing.
There is a parking space allocated to the property although the current owners advise me there is never an issue for parking given the size of the forecourt.
Gardening and cleaning of the communal areas are included in the service charge which explains why both these areas are so well presented.
Many of the owners in the building bought a share of the freehold several years ago and the current owner of this flat has confirmed the new owner may be able to buy into the freehold after they have bought the property.
Since most of the flat owners own the freehold collectively, they take a keen interest in running the property cost effectively and with care unlike many other properties where owners are dictated to by management companies and freeholders.
Forest Hill station offers services on the East London Line (Orange Line) and Southern Rail. Some of the following travel times available to central London stations include:
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 a number of bus routes on the south circular which include routes 122 and 185 to Crystal Palace and Victoria to name a few (and a night bus route).
LOCAL SHOPPING AND DINING:
As well as having a Sainsbury’s, Forest Hill is well served with a variety of high quality independent shops, including a renowned traditional butcher. There are also gastro pubs, a gym, cafés, deli's and restaurants to name but a few of its excellent amenities.
The Sylvan Post, a well-known pub, Canvas and Cream and Stag and Bow all variously host music events, exhibitions and craft days.
If you ever desire a further choice of drinking and eating establishments, then the vibrancy of Dulwich is a short bus ride away.
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.
Mayow Park is considered by the owners as a hidden gem of green space locally and has some great facilities such as a bowling green, play area, outdoor gym, water feature, nature reserve, tennis courts, cricket pitch, café and meadow area.
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 a 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, 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 the 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:
There are several schools in proximity of the property which are rated highly by OFSTED as well as some independent schools which include Rose Mount Montessori and the highly acclaimed St Dunstan’s College.
To name a few of the other schools locally:
Kilmorie Primary - OFSTED rated "Outstanding"
Perry Mount Primary - OFSTED rated "Good"
Stillness infant and junior school - OFSTED rated "Outstanding" and "Good"
Rathfern Primary - OFSTED rated "Outstanding"
Holy Cross Primary - OFSTED rated "Outstanding"
Rushey Green Primary - OFSTED rated "Good" and in OFSTED's top 10%
Dalmain Primary - OFSTED rated "Good"
Please call Hunters on 020 3002 4089 to arrange a viewing.