DescriptionWhat the seller says:
One of the biggest reasons I bought the flat was because Burgess Park is literally across the road - you don't get that kind of green space everywhere and there's 140 acres of it!
The flat is zone 1 (and zone 2 if your travel card needs to avoid zone 1) so makes it easy to get into work. And it'll be even easier when the Bakerloo line extension brings a new tube station on the other side of Burgess Park by the large Tesco on Old Kent Road (a five minute walk away). You can take the 343 bus to Borough Market and London Bridge in about 20 minutes. The 42 bus will take you to Tower Bridge - which is always great when you have friends visiting. It's ten minutes on a bus to Elephant and Castle tube.
You've a parking space so always somewhere for you or your it friends to park. If you don't have a car then there are plenty of Zipcar (car club) cars around should you need one to run an errand or drive into town - and you can literally drop the car off outside the flat when you're done.
The Lumberjack café in Camberwell is a lovely independent coffee shop that's a short walk away - and there's also a fabulous café in the park that do a great bacon sarnie for those Saturday mornings when you don't want to make breakfast and the weather is nice.
The flat and balcony are south facing and at the back of the building facing a cul-de-sac, so it's dead quiet which is remarkable for London. The big windows in the living room and bedroom ensure that it's always bright and on a sunny day its simply gorgeous. We love having some outdoor space with a decent sized balcony and on Saturday mornings we make a coffee, open the balcony doors, let the air in, put the radio on and actually hear it as it's so quiet.
The kitchen is set-off, but not in, the living room so when you're feeling lazy you can veg out in front of the tv and not have the guilt of seeing the pots from dinner. I love the fact the flat has a decent sized living room compared to others viewed when I bought it. We love our wet-room, it's such a joy.
There are wild parrots that fly and squawk and play in the trees that you can see from your sofa. We have bird feeders and it's been a joy watching so many birds up close (but they do eat loads so be prepared to stock up on feed!) There's been a family of 8 finches that come and fight for space on the feeders.
The management company take great care of the building: it's cleaned and vacuumed weekly; the gardens are tended monthly; if there's any issues you can easily contact them and they send people to fix it quickly. The building always feel completely safe as there are two security doors between the flat door and the street. We have some fabulous neighbours in the building too which is lovely.
Over the last 5 years Peckham Rye has become a hot spot for trendy bars and eateries - it's walkable or 7 minutes by bus.
Service charges are £2150 a year and is paid up to the 1st November. Ground rent £200 a year and is also paid up to the 1st November. The lease expires in 31/3/2128 and has 107 years remaining.