This handsome garden maisonette, set between Brixton and Clapham, has three bedrooms and a terrific roof terrace high above the buzz of urban life.
Acre Lane, Brixton, 3 Bed. Maisonette
When you want to be near the action but need an antidote to city living, this flat has you covered. Split over two spacious floors, it combines a touch of period style with welcoming, light-filled rooms and glorious outdoor spaces.
Bold, confident colours make the flat's personality come to life while the wooden floors harmoniously tie the living spaces together. Stop and appreciate the delights: the sweeping bannister, the textured kitchen splashback, and the cosy nook on the way to the upstairs bedroom. It's a home for all seasons – end a winter's day in front of the fire in the cosy living room, or in summer, bask in the sunshine on the roof terrace overlooking an expanse of green. The ample private garden is an inviting space for letting loose your inner Monty Don, or simply enjoying a sundowner with friends.
Acre Lane thrums with life. Sitting between Brixton and Clapham's contrasting but equally appealing neighbourhoods, you can relish the best of both worlds. You're sorted for lazy brunch spots and global cuisine and can get your kicks at the late-night venues or the local climbing wall. Throw in the excellent transport connections, and you'll never tire of this corner of South London.
THE OWNER SAYS
The property is in a great location, as it's perfectly split between Brixton and Clapham, and all the nightlife, restaurants, bars and green spaces those areas have to offer.
Between Brockwell Park, Clapham Common and Tooting Common, you're spoilt for green spaces. As a big cinema fan, being a five-minute walk from the Ritzy is probably my personal favourite aspect of the location. It is also ideally situated for great transport links on the Northern Line and Victoria Line.
The property is large enough that it genuinely feels like its own house. I love having a separate entrance with a bright, spacious kitchen and living room on the first floor of the property. The stand-out feature is the roof terrace, which is great for sitting outside reading on a sunny afternoon, or enjoying drinks with friends in the summer.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current and potential energy rating: D.
In the borough of Lambeth, the property falls into Band D (£1,761.90 in 2023/24).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £35, Electricity £35, Water £30.
Share of freehold. The owner is in the process of extending the lease.
Ground rent & service charge:
There is no ground rent or service charge.
The current owners have installed a new boiler.
Acre Lane is in a prime position for exploring local neighbourhoods and further afield. With a choice of Underground stations, it’s a cinch to hop on the Victoria Line in Brixton or the Northern Line in Clapham. Plus, you only need to step out of your house, and you’re on the bus route to take you into the city or across the capital.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to provide accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these should be intended as a guide. Total floor plan measurements are sometimes rounded for ease, and distances are approximated. Purchasers should always satisfy themselves through personal inspection.
Explore South West London
Every neighbourhood deserves a decent bakery, and the Aries Bakehouse puts a big tick in that box. As well as your daily bread you can pick up pantry staples from local producers and delicious, highly-addictive pastries. You have been warned.
Say hello to your new local. Hidden away in a rather lovely London square, the Trinity Arms feels like a traditional boozer. It has ale on tap, a friendly crew and the roasts have the power to infinitely cheer up any Sunday.
The Ritzy Cinema is a local favourite restored 1911 picture house cinema. It also has a relaxed cafe and bar.
Brixton Village and Market Row is a street market and a collection of small restaurants, bars, and shops. It's the home of the original Franco Manca, and has a vibrant community of restaurants from all over the world.
A favourite neighbourhood restaurant and natural wine shop, offering creative seasonal sharing plates.