Barnwell Road, SW2

4 bedroom house for sale

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  • Three/Four double bedrooms
  • Three receptions and two bathrooms
  • Victorian end of terrace house
  • A mix of contemporary design and characterful features
  • Potential to extend (STPP)
  • Private front and rear gardens with a private roof terrace
  • Sought-after location between Brixton and Herne Hill town centres
  • Brockwell Park at the end of the road
  • Freehold

Property details

We are delighted to offer to the market this beautifully finished, three/four double bedroom, two bathroom, Victorian end of terrace house. Ideally located equidistant from Brixton and Herne Hill town centres.

The house has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard throughout by the current owners. The property is a mix of contemporary design and characterful features which include; feature fireplaces, double glazed wooden sash windows, plantation shutters and a wood-burning stove. There are high levels of natural light throughout this characterful home. With spacious living areas, three/four comfortable double bedrooms and a secluded landscaped garden, it is easy to forget that you are a short stroll from the heart of both Brixton and Herne Hill, with the additional benefit of Brockwell Park at the end of the road.

Situated at the front of the building is a bright, double aspect living and dining room with a large bay window and bi-fold doors that lead out directly into the garden. This leads through to a contemporary DeVol Shaker kitchen with built-in, high-specification Miele appliances, a Quooker tap, marble worktops and patio doors that allow the living space to flow seamlessly into the private garden. The kitchen benefits from a second bay window with storage and a window seat with views over the garden. To the back of the kitchen is a downstairs loo and a utility room. There is also underfloor heating throughout the ground floor.

Having access to private outside space is now more important than ever, and this property has a front and rear garden, and a private roof terrace on the first floor. The rear garden is a secluded sun trap and paved with York stone, alongside attractive, mature borders and a convenient side-gate access. This private outside space is not directly overlooked by any of the neighbouring buildings, making it the ideal space to relax with a book, or host summer BBQ's whenever the weather permits. There is also a brick-built shed for secure storage of bikes and garden tools. The roof terrace offers seclusion and enjoys direct sunlight throughout the afternoons and evenings with stunning sunsets over the Brixton skyline.

On the upper floors sit four double bedrooms which share two contemporary family bathrooms. The two bedrooms at the front of the building are a fantastic size and both span the width of the house with feature fireplaces and double sash windows that overlook this quiet residential street. The Bagnodesign bathroom on the first floor has underfloor heating, an oversize bath with a rainforest shower, a large basin and direct access to the roof terrace. The recently installed wet room on the second floor has electric underfloor heating, a walk-in rainforest shower and two separate basins. The two Velux skylights and a sash window allow natural light to flood the room.

A brilliant selling point for this characterful Victorian home is the versatility the house offers; with over 1300 square feet of internal living space, the layout can be altered to suit the purchaser's living requirements. The current owners have arranged one of the bedrooms on the top floor as a snug area, which could easily be used as a large walk-in wardrobe or study. The property benefits from considerable boarded loft space which offers excellent storage solutions and there is also the potential to extend, subject to the necessary permissions, to further maximise the abundance of living space available.

Barnwell Road is a sought-after residential street and runs adjacent to the incredibly popular Poets’ Corner, a highly desirable pocket of roads between Herne Hill and Brixton (approximately eight-minute walk to both). London Bridge is accessible in twenty-eight minutes, Canary Wharf in thirty-nine minutes and Victoria within twenty minutes, door to door. The celebrated Herne Hill establishments are close-by and the restaurants and shops within the lauded Brixton Village, the amenities of the high street and Brixton Station are all within reach. The green, open spaces of Brockwell Park are also at the end of the road, along with its fantastic 1930s Lido.

With Brockwell Park, Herne Hill’s pubs and restaurants and Brixton Village all on your doorstep, there is something to cater for all potential purchasers. In short, a characterful end of terrace Victorian house on a popular street, in a sought-after area, only a stone's throw from Brixton and Herne Hill town centres but far enough away to retain a peaceful, neighbourhood feel.

EPC rating: D (67)

Floor plan


Front door to work

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

  • Victoria 18 mins
  • South Bank 23 mins
  • London Bridge 24 mins
  • The City 26 mins
  • Canary Wharf 37 mins


0.4 mi / 7 mins walk

Route & info

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


0.5 mi / 10 mins walk

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

Herne Hill

0.5 mi / 10 mins walk

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

Loughborough Junction

0.7 mi / 14 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.


1.2 mi / 24 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

1.3 mi / 26 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

1.4 mi / 28 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.

Denmark Hill

1.5 mi / 29 mins walk

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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.

Clapham Common

1.6 mi / 32 mins walk

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

Brixton area highlights

Brixton is a melting pot of culture, cuisine and creativity. An explosion of inventive, new restaurants, pop-ups, fashion stores and art galleries sit alongside the many great pubs, music venues and nightclubs that have been around for years. Transport links are excellent, with London Underground (Victoria Line) trains reaching central London in 12 minutes. If you’re craving green space, Brockwell Park and its famed Art Deco lido are close by. Brixton brings together all the best things about London and is one of the most vibrant and diverse places to live south of the river.

Brixton area guide

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