Effra Parade, SW2

3 bedroom house for sale

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  • 22 foot south-east facing garden
  • Original characterful features
  • Very close to brockwell park
  • Flat fronted victorian house
  • Sought after poets corner location

Property details

An utterly charming, three double bedroom terraced house ideally located right next to Poets Corner; the highly sought after residential pocket of roads between Brixton and Herne Hill town centres. The green open spaces of Brockwell Park are a stones throw away - positioned right at the end of the road, along with the iconic 1930’s Lido.

This deceptively spacious home is one of the pretty flat fronted Victorian terraced houses on Effra Parade. The property comprises a double reception room with a working fireplace, an extended eat in kitchen diner with French doors that allow the living space to flow seamlessly into the twenty-two foot South East facing garden and un-extended side return, three comfortable double bedrooms and a family bathroom. This characterful home has a light and airy atmosphere throughout and is packed full of period features -  original window shutters, beautiful grey stone working fire place, carrara marble kitchen worktop, high ceilings and solid wooden floor boards.

The property boasts over 1100 square feet of internal living space and should you wish to extend, a number of the neighbouring houses have obtained planning consent to build large mansard roof extensions and extend into the side return to significantly increase square footage. Its location is enviable - With Herne Hill and its famous farmers market in one direction and the array of exciting bars, restaurants and The Ritzy Cinema in Brixton in the other direction.  Herne Hill station is an eight-minute walk and Brixton tube station a nine-minute stroll. London Bridge is accessible in twenty-three minutes, Canary Wharf in thirty-six minutes/ and Victoria within seventeen minutes, door to door. 

There are a selection of popular schools within close proximity; the 'outstanding' Effra Nursery School sits at the end of the street, St Jude's Primary School is approximately 0.1 miles from the property, Corpus Christi School is 0.6 miles away, Judith Kerr Primary school is 0.9 miles away, Jubilee Primary School is 0.3 miles away as is Evelyn Grace Academy.

This wonderful family home is chain free and will generate interest quickly.

EPC rating: D (55)

Floor plan


Front door to work

An estimate of the journey times to popular London destinations, using the first fast train after 8am.

  • Victoria 19 mins
  • South Bank 24 mins
  • London Bridge 25 mins
  • The City 27 mins
  • Canary Wharf 38 mins


0.5 mi / 9 mins walk

Route & info

4 trains direct to Victoria per hour and 4 to Orpington via Herne Hill

Herne Hill

0.5 mi / 10 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2. First Capital Connect services to Victoria, Blackfriars and Wimbledon.


0.6 mi / 11 mins walk

Route & info

Victoria Line services every three mins (approx) to Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central.

Loughborough Junction

0.8 mi / 16 mins walk

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Trains north to Blackfriars (8 mins), Farrindon (15 mins) and Kings Cross/St Pancras (18 mins) and beyond up to north west London every 10 mins at rush hour.

North Dulwich

1.2 mi / 24 mins walk

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ZONE 2. Southern services to London Bridge via Peckham Rye, West Croydon and Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace.


1.3 mi / 25 mins walk

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ZONE 2, Northern Line and Victoria Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes on the Morden to Barnet/Edgeware, Northern Line (approx) and Via Victoria on the Brixton to Walhamstow Central, Victoria Line.

Clapham North

1.4 mi / 28 mins walk

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ZONE 2, Northern Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes (approx)

Clapham High Street

1.5 mi / 29 mins walk

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ZONE 2 Overground line between Highbury and Islington and Clapham Junction with trains every 5 minutes (approx). Limited service of Southeastern trains to Victoria too.

Tulse Hill

1.5 mi / 31 mins walk

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ZONE 3. Southern and First Capital Connect services to London Bridge via Peckham Rye, Blackfriars, West Croydon, Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace and Sutton via Wimbledon.

Denmark Hill

1.6 mi / 31 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, this station enjoys Overground, Southern, Southeastern services to, amongst others, Highbury and Islington via Canada Water, Victoria, Blackfriars, Clapham Junction, West Croydon and Sevenoaks.

Herne Hill area highlights

From the colourful parade of shops that lines it pedestrianised centre, to its long-standing pubs, much-loved restaurants and renowned weekly market, Herne Hill is teeming with independent businesses and its devoted local community works hard to retain its unique charm. There are several outstanding schools and connections are great, with regular trains from Herne Hill station going to London Victoria, Blackfriars and Wimbledon. It’s crowning glory is Brockwell Park, one of the most beautiful parks in London, and its Art Deco lido and café, which are popular all year round.

Herne Hill area guide

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