All you can see are trees and sky to the rear of this house while the path alongside it leads straight into Horniman Gardens and its unspoilt nature trail. This is, quite arguably, the very best spot on the entire street. The garden plot is large due to its corner position; the rear vista is incredible and you're yet moments to a renowned, village-style primary school. Horniman Primary has always been uniform-free and one of the smallest schools in the borough. Life on Westwood Park is slower, greener and particularly friendly yet everyday conveniences are only 10-15 minutes' walk away.
The work to the house has already been done, it's been updated and rejigged to create a family-happy home where living can be as open plan as you want. The main living space is at the back of the house designed around a streamlined kitchen/diner with concertina doors and a matching vaulted skylight. Keen cooks can make use of the four column-fitted ovens (two are microwaves) and a large inset gas hob; modern luxuries include a dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer and wine cooler. The utility room has a Bosch washing machine, tumble dryer, garden door, sink, units, space for a washing machine, dryer and back-up fridges and freezers. There's a downstairs cloakroom and a study/home office for escapee homeworkers or homework workers - perhaps a place for children to study uninterrupted. Two reception rooms are arranged so the rear space is open to the kitchen/diner with dividing doors that enable the front room to be closed off - in other words, films can be watched while the rest of the household kicks up a storm.
Of the four first-floor bedrooms, two are doubles and two are large singles. The front bedroom has an en suite shower room with a walk-in double shower, W.C, heated towel rail and wall-hung basin with a vanity unit. The family bathroom has a bath under the window, separate shower with a giant rainfall shower rose, wall-mounted basin with a vanity unit, heated towel rail and a W.C. It's identical to the en suite bathroom in the second-floor attic conversion. This, the largest bedroom, has been created using a dormer Juliet balcony that indulges you with those fabulous rear views.
Trains from Forest Hill travel on the London Bridge to Victoria line while London Overground services link to Canada Water, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington. The station is a 14-minute walk, as is Forest Hill's centre. You'll find coffee shops with character (St David, The Teapot, The Archie Parker), bistros with art galleries (Canvas and Cream), pubs with good food (The Sylvan Post, The Dartmouth Arms) and excellent restaurants (The Perry Vale, The Signal). There's also a Sainsbury's, two delicatessens (Aga's, Il Mirto), an artisan butcher (The Butchery), modern swimming pool and leisure centre and several good independent shops (Stag & Bow, Bunka, Wild Horses).
Horniman Primary is has a particularly village-feel about it while local state secondary schools achieve remarkable results for fully comprehensive London schools (The Forest School, The Sydenham School). Older children can also apply to Kingsdale while several Kent grammars are directly commutable. Some of the country's top independents are a 10-minute drive away (Alleyn's, JAGS, Dulwich College) while St Dunstan's and Sydenham High are closer still.
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