Amidst a cornucopia of green, this three-bedroom flat, moments from the Crystal Palace’s beloved ‘Triangle’, has versatile spaces, epic proportions and brims with that longed-for period charm.
Bedwardine Road, Crystal Palace, 3. Bed. Flat
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating E. Potential Energy Rating C.
In the borough of Croydon, the flat falls into Band C (£1,990 in 2023/24).
In the process of extending the lease to approx 177 years.
Service charge & ground rent:
Service charge is £1,500 pa. Ground Rent is £10 pa. Building insurance is £350 per year.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £120, Electricity £120, Water £45.
There are five flats in the building in total.
The current owners removed a wall to open up the living space and installed a new kitchen and bathroom when they moved in. The flat has been freshly decorated.
With trains from Gipsy Hill running through Clapham Junction to Victoria or London Bridge in the other direction, getting into town is a cinch. Alternatively, jump on the London Overground at Crystal Palace, and the city is yours to explore.
The house dates from as back as 1885 and is a grand and beautiful building.
The owners are selling chain-free.
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.
Sitting at the top of one of Crystal Palace’s famed hills, this gorgeous home is the epitome of understated elegance. The flat occupies part of the ground floor of a converted Victorian villa that gives a nod to Gothic architecture, whose cathedral-sized ceilings soar and the vast windows let the light pour in. Flanked by green, the house is surrounded by delightful gardens, offering an ever-changing view and shady spots to enjoy high summer.
Inside, the harmonious tones provide visual cohesion yet remain a blank canvas for imprinting your own style. Contemporary updates have been sensitively introduced. The sociable kitchen makes a stylish statement in Kingfisher blue, and the bedrooms offer flexibility –– one is currently being used as a lounge –– and all have picture rails for the added period character, as well as super-simple picture hanging. But it’s on the way to the bedroom you’ll find our favourite spot - the beautiful take-a-moment window seat that handily doubles up as storage.
Bedwardine Road is just the ticket for people who want direct access to the village vibes of the Crystal Palace Triangle. Awash with vintage shops and boutiques, it’s got browsability coupled with delicious eateries and decent pubs for all your needs. And, of course, the expanse of Crystal Palace Park is on your doorstep when you want to blow the cobwebs away or are in the mood for some Victorian dinosaurs!
THE OWNERS SAY
With the surrounding gardens and park immediately behind, the flat is exceptionally tranquil for such an urban setting. And Crystal Palace is an absolute gem.
An abundance of independent shops, cafés, bars, pubs and restaurants sit around the vibrant Triangle on the top of a hill with stunning views of the city. Multiple parks and great schools create a family-focused community with a hint of underground culture. When you consider it also has plenty of travel options for transport, it’s no wonder it was named the best place to live in London by the Times in 2022.
Explore South East London
This collector’s paradise in Crystal Palace offers a trove of antiques, furniture, vintage clothes, books, vinyl and more. Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it’s the perfect place to meet and greet like-minded souls in the neighbourhood.
The newest kid on the sourdough pizza scene, there’s good reason this small chain of restaurants is going from strength to strength. A friendly bunch, with tasty flavour combos, a good vegan selection, and a name inspired by Aztec folklore, of course!
Your local neighbourhood bakery, for all your sourdough kneads (get it!). Pop in for a fresh loaf and you’ll be swayed by the delectable pastries. You can’t say we didn’t warn you!
Once described by restaurant critic Grace Dent as the ‘pub of dreams’ it goes above and beyond your standard local. Friendly atmosphere, enough craft beers to keep you coming back and top-notch food, all of which can be enjoyed al fresco.
Fun and friendly to humans and canines alike, this café serves top-shelf coffee, full English breakfast and sourdough toast heaped with sweet and savoury toppings, perfect for a lazy weekend brunch. At lunchtime, try the chorizo sausage hash, pan-fried cod or jerk chicken. Even the soup du jour is a culinary adventure: vegan tomato and coconut, pheasant and orzo or smoked sausage and chili are all recent offerings from the specials board.