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
- One double bedroom
- Victorian conversions
- Own entrance
- Home office/Study area
- Over 550 square feet of internal living space
- Private terrace and access to a large communal garden
- Sought-after Poets Corner location
- Brockwell Park at the end of the road
- Walking distance to Herne Hill and Brixton High Streets
An immaculate one double bedroom garden flat, within one of the handsome semi-detached houses on Chaucer Road. Located in the heart of Poets’ Corner, Chaucer Road is a charming, tree-lined road in this highly sought-after network of streets, sandwiched between Herne Hill and Brixton, and appealing to purchasers looking to live in either of these in-demand neighbourhoods.
Accessed via its own front door, the property is beautifully presented by the current owner, a tasteful mix of period features and contemporary design. The double bedroom is a generous size, and benefits from large fitted wardrobes. Adjacent is a fantastic utility area, perfect for use as a study, or as some convenient storage. The bathroom is sleek and luxurious, with stylish tiling and some additional built-in storage. To the rear of the property is the elegant semi-open plan reception room, with ample room in which to relax and dine, leading through to the modern, shaker style kitchen complete with integrated appliances, and plenty of worktop and storage space. Double doors allow for a seamless transition from the living space and outside to a peaceful private terrace, which leads up to a well-maintained shared garden. This lovely space feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life, ideal for relaxing in the sun or enjoying BBQs during the warmer months.
Chaucer Road is situated in the heart of Poets’ Corner, a highly desirable pocket of residential roads between leafy Herne Hill and vibrant Brixton. Herne Hill station is a seven minute walk with access to Canary Wharf in thirty-eight minutes and Victoria within seventeen 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 a ten minute stroll. The green, open spaces of Brockwell Park are also within a stone’s throw, along with its beautiful 1930’s Lido.
It’s easy to see what makes Poets’ Corner such a desirable pocket: Herne Hill station is an eight-minute walk and Brixton tube station is a ten-minute stroll. Victoria is accessible within sixteen minutes, Blackfriars is twenty minutes, London Bridge is twenty-four minutes and Canary Wharf is within thirty-seven 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 the market are within easy reach. The open spaces of the Green Flag award Brockwell Park are also at the end of the road, along with its iconic 1930’s Lido and sports facilities.
With Brockwell Park, Herne Hill’s pubs and restaurants and Brixton Village all on your doorstep, there is something to cater for all tastes. In short, a stylish home in a sought-after area, only a stone's throw from central Herne Hill and Brixton, but far enough away to retain a sleepy, neighbourhood feel.
EPC rating: D (65)
0.4 mi / 8 mins walkRoute & info
ZONE 2. First Capital Connect services to Victoria, Blackfriars and Wimbledon.
0.6 mi / 11 mins walkRoute & info
4 trains direct to Victoria per hour and 4 to Orpington via Herne Hill
0.7 mi / 14 mins walkRoute & info
Victoria Line services every three mins (approx) to Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central.
1 mi / 19 mins walkRoute & info
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.
1.1 mi / 22 mins walkRoute & info
ZONE 2. Southern services to London Bridge via Peckham Rye, West Croydon and Beckenham Junction via Crystal Palace.
1.4 mi / 28 mins walkRoute & info
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.
1.4 mi / 28 mins walkRoute & info
ZONE 3. Southeastern service to London Victoria and Orpington.
1.5 mi / 30 mins walkRoute & info
ZONE 2, Northern Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes (approx)
Clapham High Street
1.6 mi / 32 mins walkRoute & info
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.
1.7 mi / 34 mins walkRoute & 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.
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