Toms Cottage, Brockley Rise, London, SE23

archived£725,000 for the freehold

Nestled amongst this historic farming village you will find a welcoming and friendly environment with relaxing restaurants, friendly cafés and a plethora of things to do and see.

Built circa 1856 Toms Cottage was originally part of a much larger house that was divided during WW1. Resting on Brockley Rise, Toms cottage is a stunning example of a grade II* listed building, lovingly restored and thoroughly contemporised, harmoniously marrying the best of old and new to create a home to be envied. The cottage has been reborn as a masterpiece of modern living which extends well beyond the front door.

Beautiful original features give this house historic sentiment. Inside, each room has been finished to the highest of standards with a neutral palette and luxury flooring. The 3 bedrooms contain historical references back to the buildings inception within in each and add to the uniqueness of each room. The kitchen exudes quality by way of Silestone composite worktops, handless white gloss cabinets, branded Bosch appliances and ample storage; enough for a growing family. The living space is flooded with light from the dramatic observatory ceiling and is able to offer an outside/inside feel from the wood framed French doors that lead out onto the landscaped gardens. If the landscaped gardens are not enough, a short pebbled path leads to the pièce de résistance, a spectacular hidden gem that is the Brockley hill Park. A haven hideaway that is encased by every house on the square, taking you back to your youth and asking you to lose yourself in and amongst the trees and long grass.

Since the launch of the Overground in 2007 many areas have profited from the influx of professional city workers looking outward for more affordable housing. This has brought the wave of gentrification to Forest Hill and Honor Oak which has in turn seen increased house prices.
Babur is a keen favourite with the locals which is a stylish Indian restaurant with its separate takeaway branch in Honor Oak.

Brockley has some of London's best preserved Victorian architecture ranging from grand villas to cottages and pubs. It benefits from the artistic influence of students and alumni of Camberwell College of Art and Goldsmiths College and this has resulted in festivals and exhibitions including the annual Open Studio days.
Transport to central London makes it attractive to commuters and the schools, open spaces, and spacious houses are good for families. The Saturday Farmers Market and the many cafes add to the vibrant atmosphere. EPC rating E

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