Please see our 360-degree images (via the virtual tour link on Rightmove) to offer you greater insight into what's on offer.
Guide price £375,000 to £425,000.
Ground floor garden flat with SHARE OF FREEHOLD.
Garlies Road is well known for being tree lined and having grand period houses many of which would cost upwards of £1,000,000 today as well as its proximity to great facilities, shopping, recreation, transport and schools.
This two-double bedroom (second smaller bedroom), ground floor period conversion has its own entrance, off street parking, both a rear patio and front garden (its rare in our experience to get two private outside spaces).
Having two gardens facing different directions will allow the buyer to take advantage of the location of the sun most times of the day which we feel would appeal to many buyers.
The rear patio is southerly facing, and you will note from the images that sunlight floods this area on bright days.
As the lounge and kitchen diner windows face the same direction as the patio, both these rooms benefit from being naturally lit with beams of light entering the rooms on sunny days (as seen in the images).
We consider it rare to find a flat that offers such a large kitchen with space for a dedicated dining table. The kitchen is the size you may expect to find in a large house rather than a flat. As this room is directly connected to the living space, we believe buyers will view it as an extension of the living space which can either be used like an open plan space or a separate room making the accommodation flexible.
You’ll note that the front of the building has a white picket fence which we found very attractive compared to many other properties in the local area. This adds extra curb appeal to what we consider an already attractive, double fronted period building. This picket fence also denotes the front garden space that belongs to this flat which we can illustrate clearly upon your viewing.
The flat offers many other benefits a few of which we will list here, however given the flat has so much to offer, we strongly suggest you view all the visuals on our advert including our 360-degree images and narrated video to get a better understanding of the property.
• Over 670 sq ft of living space
• Built in storage
• A kitchen diner that measures almost 14ft in width as well as a lounge of similar size
• A master bedroom over 14ft
• Off street parking
• SHARE OF FREEHOLD
• No regular service charges (as you will own a share of the freehold. Please call us if you have queries regarding this).
• Only regular cost is yearly building insurance contribution of approximately £200
Forest Hill and the surrounding towns have 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.
For those buyers who aren’t familiar with the Horniman museum and gardens we recommend you have a look online and visit when you are in the area.
Having a local point of interest of this calibre in your local town will appeal to many buyers. With regular events such as a farmer’s market and gardens that children adore, (sound garden and animals in particular), this will be of paramount interest to families.
You can read more about the Horniman museum and gardens via the below link:
If the above isn’t enough to tempt you, a more general view of the area will give insight into why Forest Hill has become increasingly popular in recent years and been featured on the popular TV programme “Location Location Location” several times.
DINING OUT AND RECREATION
Some of our favourite local eateries span across both Forest Hill, Honor Oak and Sydenham and include Mama Dough and Bona (sour dough pizza restaurants), Canvas and Cream (great local café serving a selection of cakes, food and drink. They also host some art exhibitions) and the award-winning Babur Indian restaurant. There's also the popular Le Querce which is run by a Sardinian family serving traditional dishes.
Alongside the Horiman, other local attractions include One Tree Hill at the top of Honor Oak Rise and offers some of the most breath-taking views across London and the city skyline. In our opinion this is a hidden gem.
You will also find nature reserves in proximity of the property on Devonshire Road and Garthorne Road.
There is a selection of walking trails locally via the highly acclaimed Sydenham Hill woods and Albion Millennium Green to name just a couple.
Mayow Park is another wonderful green space found 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.
You might be surprised to note there is a golf course in the local area. The ever-popular Dulwich and Sydenham golf course is an 18-hole course founded in 1894 and designed by one of the most significant course architects of all time. It has views over the woods and of Dulwich college. You may read more about the golf course here:
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 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 property is in proximity to the following stations:
Forest Hill Station, Sydenham Station, Lower Sydenham Station Catford and Catford Bridge Station.
These stations offer some of the following travel times to key London stations:
London Bridge in approximately 15 minutes (change for Northern Line)
Canada Water in approximately 12 minutes (change for Jubilee line)
Victoria in approximately 40 minutes (Change for Victoria line)
Canary Wharf in approximately 24 minutes
Charing Cross in approximately 24 minutes
Cannon Street in approximately 26 minutes
Blackfriars in approximately 24 minutes
St Pancras in approximately 33 minutes
Below are some of the well-known schools in the vicinity of the property:
Eliot Bank Primary School - rated Outstanding by Ofsted
Watergate School - rated Outstanding by Ofsted
Kilmorie Primary School - rated Outstanding by Ofsted
St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery - rated Outstanding by Ofsted
Please contact Hunters to arrange your viewing.