Mayow Road
London SE23

Share of Freehold
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“An elegantly composed garden apartment finished with bold, confident strokes”

This two-bedroom apartment is set in an Victorian house, its grand period features embellished by an expressive recent renovation. A confident elegance is articulated by the deep blue colour palette used throughout, brought to life by the light that enters through generously tall windows. Mayow Road is well-positioned for the best of Forest Hill, which was recognised this year as one of London’s ‘best places to live’.

The Tour

The flat sits within a house set back from the street by a brick driveway with two dedicated parking spaces for this flat. The private entrance to the flat opens to a hallway with high ceilings and muted taupe walls, accented with white and rich blue tones. Grey-washed floorboards lead through the hallway and connect to the living spaces. A large feature mirror is set into a deep blue archway.

The ground-floor sitting room has a smart but convivial palette of light and dark blue. Elegant proportions and an original grey marble fireplace lend a stately feel. When the shutters are opened, the room has a light view of the leafy front garden through two large sash windows. Slender, polished boards run underfoot, directing a seamless flow through the ground-floor living spaces.

The kitchen has sleek, white bespoke cabinetry and worktops which sit in harmony with the room’s period cornicing and picture rails. A broad seating area is orientated towards a dark, recessed fireplace. The kitchen opens out through French doors to a brick-paved garden, covered on one side by luscious hedgerows.

The main bedroom is illuminated by glazed doors to the garden, making for a light and airy space in the summer months. Two built-in wardrobes provide plenty of discrete storage.

To the front of the plan, another bedroom is orientated towards a dark blue timber-framed fire set into a granite hearth with ornate flower design tiles. Lit by expansive sash windows, timber shutters can be closed to create a warm, intimate space.

A spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated towel rails has been thoughtfully finished. A gorgeous teak mid-century sideboard, repurposed to accommodate twin oval sinks is immediately eye-catching against black hexagonal floor tiles and geometric white splash-backs.

Outdoor Space

The courtyard garden is paved similarly to the neighbouring wall, creating a red-hued suntrap, bordered by raised brick beds. The space is leafily secluded by Chinese wisteria extending over the brick wall.

The Area

Forest Hill is an extremely popular area of southeast London, in part due to the London Overground extension. As a result, there are plenty of very good independent cafes, restaurants and pubs in the area. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a popular destination for young families, with a child-friendly café, anthropological museum and farmers’ market every Saturday morning.

Mayow Road is brilliantly located between Forest Hill and Sydenham and is within easy reach of several green spaces and woodland parks, including Dulwich, Sydenham Hill Wood and Crystal Palace. Mayow Park is a two minutes’ walk away and has tennis courts, a playground and the charming Brown & Green cafe. Dulwich College, Alleyn’s School, James Allen’s Girls’ School, and Sydenham High School for Girls are all close, as is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” German-British kindergarten.

Transport links are excellent, Forest Hill station is just under 17 minutes’ walk from Inglemere Road; this runs Overground and Southern Rail services to London Bridge, Canada Water, Shoreditch and Highbury & Islington. Sydenham Hill station is also nearby and offers trains to City Thameslink and Victoria in under 20 minutes.

Tenure: Share of Freehold
Lease Length: Approx. 950 years remaining
Council Tax Band: C

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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