We have a huge soft spot for these homes and it's not hard to see why.
This is one of those homes that grabs your attention immediately. The terrace of Grade II listed houses has a charm that is impossible to ignore and the owner has had an immensely happy, almost twenty years here, enjoying the sort of home few ever get to experience life within. It has been a wonderful place to raise her daughter and now the time has come to move on to the next dream home.
Listening to our client talk reminds us why we are so fond of these houses (we sold her neighbour but one's home last year). Everyone we know loves living here and adores the period features. You'll see lovely fireplaces, beams, sash windows and, with this particular house, a striking kitchen with vaulted ceiling, a very unexpected feature.
For those of you who might want to make the kitchen even bigger, you'll be interested to know that one of the other homes received planning permission to extend. With a garden of approximately eighty feet to the rear, extending across the back will have little impact on your enjoyment of the outside space. Here the garden has been beautifully laid out to provide a great place to enjoy time with friends and family whilst sensible screening keeps your own parked cars out of sight. An access lane to the rear makes bringing things home so easy. Lilacs, other shrubs and a stocked border make this garden a delightful green space.
Inside the home has accommodation rising up over four floors and there is an incredibly useful basement which acts as general storage and a larder. There are countless things to talk about. Step onto the first floor and you'll find a fireplace welcoming you, here is a great little area that connects the little bedroom, the shower room and landing. With a lovely double room at the front this feels like a self contained suite almost and suddenly ideas come flooding in for how you might use it. Above we have the master bedroom, again a wonderful double with a 'jack and jill' bathroom beside it. The top floor provides yet another super double with a run of wardrobes stylishly set into the rear of the room.
Life here isn't just about great accommodation, nor just history and character features. Some great schooling is on your doorstep, a well respected nursery is close by and Gym just around the corner. For us one of the most fabulous features is Foots Cray Meadow, almost two hundred and fifty acres of parkland with the river Cray running through. It's an incredible place to have beside you, somewhere to take walks throughout the year, to enjoy the changing seasons and wildlife. It's a place for a picnic, to go with the kids and somewhere to wander across on a Sunday afternoon on the way to get a pub lunch.
The more you explore this area the more you discover and then you see why people love living here so much.Get in touch if you like this home.