Barrington Road, SW9

1 bedroom flat for sale


  • Mezzanine level double bedroom
  • Secure, gated, Victorian school conversion
  • Over 700 square feet of internal living space
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Allocated off-street parking space and secured bike shed
  • Set in beautiful grounds
  • Five-minute walk to Brixton tube station, excellent transport links and local amenities
  • Situated in the heart of a vibrant community
  • Chain-free

Property details

A fantastic split level, one-bedroom apartment within this historic Victorian school conversion, located in the heart of Brixton. Originally built in the 1850s, this imposing property is steeped in local history, first opened as Brixton Girls’ Orphanage in the late 1800s before being acquired by the Brixton School of Building, and was finally converted into luxury apartments in 1997. This characterful development has been recently renovated externally and has a lovely period façade.

Once inside the secure, gated grounds there are beautifully manicured shared gardens with a fish pond, the communal areas are well maintained and there is secure bike storage. This particular apartment also benefits from an allocated off-street gated parking space, as well as an unrivalled location. Just a stone’s throw from Brixton tube station (Victoria Line), as well as the restaurants, bars and cafes that make up the culinary Mecca of vibrant Atlantic Road and Coldharbour Lane. With both Brixton Village and Pop Brixton also on the doorstep, purchasers will be able to sample a different cuisine every night of the week. The beautiful greenery of Brockwell Park and its 1930s Lido are also within walking distance.

This spacious, chain free, first-floor apartment is split with a mezzanine level over the reception room and offers generous proportions throughout. Large sash windows allow an abundance of natural light, creating a bright and airy atmosphere throughout. The apartment offers a large reception room, with double-height ceilings, providing ample space to relax, dine and entertain, whilst the contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need in terms of mod cons and storage space. Up a flight of stairs is the bedroom, which benefits from a large walk-in wardrobe. The flat is a blank canvas, neutrally finished, and perfect for anyone who wants to move in hassle-free, making their own mark over time.

All in all, an exceptional property and a rare find, the flat is likely to appeal to a wide range of purchasers, from first-time buyers to buy-to-let investors alike.

EPC rating: C (73)

Floor plan


Front door to work

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

  • Victoria 16 mins
  • South Bank 21 mins
  • London Bridge 22 mins
  • The City 24 mins
  • Canary Wharf 35 mins

Loughborough Junction

0.4 mi / 7 mins walk

Route & 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.


0.4 mi / 7 mins walk

Route & info

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


0.4 mi / 7 mins walk

Route & info

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


1 mi / 19 mins walk

Route & info

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.

Herne Hill

1 mi / 20 mins walk

Route & info

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

Denmark Hill

1.1 mi / 22 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.

Clapham North

1.2 mi / 23 mins walk

Route & info

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

Clapham High Street

1.2 mi / 25 mins walk

Route & 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.

North Dulwich

1.4 mi / 29 mins walk

Route & info

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

East Dulwich

1.7 mi / 35 mins walk

Route & info

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

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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