Guide price £425,000 to £450,000
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This ground floor two-bedroom GARDEN flat is being sold with FREEHOLD FOR THE BUILDING (not just a share of the freehold). This is a rare stand out feature in our experience.
There are two flats in the building. The other flat is on the first floor and the owners of that flat pay the freeholder yearly ground rent.
The current freeholder has chosen to deal with maintenance of the building on an as and when basis and split maintenance costs 50/50 with the owner of the upstairs flat. This arrangement can continue, or the new owner may wish to make alternative plans. As freeholder the new owners may also benefit financially from any lease extension that might happen in years to come for the upstairs flat.
Whilst the FREEHOLD is a substantial attraction of this flat, the flat itself would be attractive to buyers even without the freehold.
The property offers both front and rear gardens, its own front door, a utility cupboard (cleverly tucked away next to the kitchen), built in storage, a kitchen diner which gives direct access onto the private rear garden which is south westerly facing and approximately 70 ft in length.
The lounge features a striking Edwardian style fireplace with cast iron insert and vibrant tiles as the centrepiece of the room. Other original style features include the coving and high skirting boards which are also seen in the rest of the property.
Both the bathroom and kitchen were replaced in recent years. The bathroom offers a luxury finish with Travertine tiles, white bathroom suite including vanity sink unit and overhead shower. The bathroom also has its own window which is great for ventilation.
In the kitchen diner you will find fitted kitchen units with hardwood worktops and built in appliances. The sink is position under a window which offers a nice view of the garden when in use. There is also a breakfast bar with seating for two or three in addition to the space for the dining table.
The floor coverings are a mixture of quality carpets and wooden flooring in the living spaces whilst the kitchen and bathroom floor is tiled.
The property has been owned and loved by the current family for generations which is a rarity in our experience. This gives us an opportunity to learn more about the building than with other sales.
There are many other features you will not see from the images. We will list some of the benefits from refurbishments that have taken place in recent years below. These include:
Insulation installed in the ceiling approximately 6 years ago when the property was refurbished.
The windows were replaced with replica sliding sash windows to maintain the period appearance of the building approximately 6 years ago. The change of windows was registered with building control and we understand this is visible via the council’s website.
External and internal decoration around the building has been undertaken in recent years.
The combi boiler is approximately 6 years old and powers the gas central heating system.
We understand from the current owner that due to the insulation, double glazing and central heating, the property is cost effective to run.
Kilmorie and Rathfern schools which are both OFSTED rated "Outstanding" and independent St Dunstans College (3 - 18 years of age) are three out of several very well-regarded OFSTED rated schools locally.
Many buyers who don’t have the budget to buy a house locally in proximity of these highly acclaimed schools will consider a property of this nature as a brilliant option.
LOCAL RECREATION, TRANSPORT AND EATING OUT
For those buyers who don’t know the area so well here is a summary of some of the transport and recreation found locally.
Four train stations are located approximately 0.6 to 0.9 miles from the property and offer some of the following travel times to central London stations:
London Bridge in approximately 15 minutes
Shoreditch in approximately 22 minutes
Victoria in approximately 25 minutes
Charring Cross in approximately 22 minutes
St Pancras in approximately 32 minutes
Canary Wharf in approximately 32 minutes
Blackfriars in approximately 22 minutes
Bus routes are available from the south circular which is at the end of the road. For late night travellers, night bus N171 runs from Tottenham Court Road through Waterloo, Elephant & Castle and stops along the south circular.
Locally, there are numerous points of interest and some of the most popular include:
The Horniman Museum and Gardens with regular events such as a farmer’s market, live music and seasonal festivals to name a few.
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 and SE6 get to know each other better and enjoy the community spirit. You may look up details about Blythe Hill Fields on their website:
Some of the eateries nearby we know well are the award-winning Babur Indian restaurant. There's also the popular Mama Dough (Sour Dough) pizza restaurant and Le Querce - run by a Sardinian family serving traditional dishes.
The Honor Oak pub (approximately 0.5 miles way) was refurbished a year or so ago and is now a popular gastropub with a beer garden out the back.
Additional conveniences include the NHS doctors' surgery on the corner of St German's Road (located off the south circular), with a handy chemist located next door and a post office on the south circular.
Local high streets include Honor Oak, Forest Hill and Catford, where you will find Sainsbury's, Tesco, your choice of boutique cafés, restaurants and trendy gastro pubs, as well as leisure centres, libraries and even the odd cocktail bar...
In addition to Forest Hill and Honor Oak town centres, you could also use Catford town centre which is approximately 0.5 miles away. If you wanted to explore a greater selection of shops, eateries and social activity there are travel connections to the adjoining towns of Lewisham and Bromley both of which have shopping complexes and high streets with many well-known brand names shops and restaurants.
Please contact Hunters to arrange your viewing.