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Halifax Street, SE26
3 Bedroom House

3 Bedroom(s)
1 Bathrooms
  • 3 bedroom semi-detached Georgian cottage
  • Spacious kitchen dining room
  • Charming reception room
  • Luxury family bathroom + downstairs WC
  • Private West facing rear garden
  • Close to Forest Hill and Sydenham stations

Charming and elegant, Semi-detached Victorian Cottage located in one of Sydenham’s exclusive historical streets. The house offers a spacious reception room, a large kitchen/diner, downstairs WC, three double bedrooms, family bathroom, dedicated side return access and a West facing rear garden. The house has been maintained by the current owners to an impeccable standard – the decor is classy and homely whilst still being sympathetic to the period character and charm this lovely cottage offers. Just off Kirkdale, this part of Sydenham is conveniently located between Forest Hill and Sydenham rail stations, with efficient Overground connections to the city and National Rail to London Bridge.

Halifax Street is a quiet residential street lined with beautiful unique Vicorian semi-detached cottages with white picket fences, stone cobbled pavements and antique street lamps. To maintain the character, the street has been listed as a preservation area. Taking a stroll down this street is like walking back in time.

Enter through the country cottage front garden and arched doorway is a handy porch, great for hanging up coats and leaving behind wet umbrellas. The reception room that follows is the width of the house, there is wooden flooring underfoot, a pretty fireplace and two original sash windows, one to the front and one to the side. At the back of the reception room there is a staircase leading upstairs and a doorway leading to the rear of the property which houses a compact WC and the entrance to the kitchen dining room.

The whole of the rear ground floor of the house is occupied by the kitchen dining room, there is plenty of cream units, (everything integrated) cleverly curved at the corners to create the feeling of space, wooden worktops, a traditional butler sink and warm coloured Terracotta tiled flooring. There is adequate dining space too, enough for a good size dining room table and chairs. The room is illuminated by a large sash window to the side return and large bi-fold doors that open up to the garden.

The garden is set on two levels, it is also West facing which catches the afternoon sunlight. Immediately as you step out there is a sandstone patio area perfect for alfresco dining and on the upper level is a newly laid lawn protected by a glass screen allowing light to filter though. At the back of the garden is a useful garden shed and a gate leading to the residential street behind which is really convenient for loading any goods from a car to the back of the house.

Upstairs offers very calming, well-proportioned living space that is carpeted throughout, ingeniously brightened by the use of skylights. As you come up the stairs on the landing there are two of which that flood the hallway with natural light.

The master bedroom at the front of the house is a good size double which has a nice sash window, neutrally decorated and carpeted. The adjacent bedroom is in the centre of the house and the smaller of the three bedrooms, it has a sash window to the side of the house and a skylight to provide additional natural light. The bathroom is decorated in a selection of limestone tiles both on the floor and walls, there is a white three piece suite, sink with vanity unit and a separate luxurious shower enclosure. Again the smart use of a skylight with the sash window to the side light up the room with natural light. At the rear of the house is the last bedroom, a large sash window offers a view over the rear garden and there is a generous built in wardrobe.

As well as being close to the transport facilities, just down the road, Forest Hill has a library, swimming pool and gym as well as an array of places to eat and drink. Round the corner there is the excellent Japanese at Hibagon Sushi & Grill, '161' is a new organic wine bar and the Fig & Pistachio cafe does great homemade French delicacies. Take a short drive to Dulwich Village or Crystal Palace Triangle for more options. Sydenham Wells Park and Crystal Palace Park are both within easy reach for a walk or a picnic in the summer!

This truly is a lovely house in a great location and a wonderful opportunity to buy into the historic past of one of Sydenham’s most idyllic streets.