Raleigh Gardens, SW2

1 bedroom flat for sale

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  • One double bedroom
  • Victorian conversion
  • Characterful features
  • Over 830 square feet of internal living space
  • Development potential (STPP)
  • Cellar
  • Set back quietly from Brixton Hill on a private road
  • Share of freehold
  • Chain-free

Property details

A wonderfully spacious one double bedroom garden flat nestled within one of Brixton’s most sought-after residential pockets. With over 800 square feet of internal space, and packed full of development potential, this is an exceptionally large one bedroom flat and a rare find. Set within the unique Raleigh Gardens, a desirable and leafy residential road tucked away off Brixton Hill, this property benefits from a quiet setting as the entrance is a no-through road, allowing access to these particular houses only.

The property is accessed on the ground floor of a handsome and imposing Victorian house and into a hallway complete with exquisite original Victorian tiling. At the front of the property is a wonderfully spacious reception room, a fantastic room with an abundance of natural light and original features, including high ceilings, original flooring, a feature fireplace, and a stunning bay window. Adjacent is the large double bedroom, a spacious room with direct access onto the private rear garden. Down the tiled hallway there is access to a spacious cellar – a fantastic option for storage. To the rear of the property is the eat-in kitchen with great dimensions, allowing for space for a dining table, providing the ideal hub in which to dine and entertain. A functional bathroom completes the rooms within the property, benefitting from a lovely sash window. Last but not least, the secluded, south-east facing private garden has plenty of potential and feels incredibly peaceful: it is easy to forget you are indeed in central Brixton, just a couple of minutes’ stroll from vibrant and buzzing Brixton Hill.

With 830 square feet of internal living space, the property is on par with two bedroom garden flats within the area and subject to the necessary permissions, the layout could be altered and extended to create a spacious two bed with an impressive living space. The flat is a complete blank canvas, ready for a purchaser to completely renovate over time, resulting in a home that is exactly to their own personal taste.

Raleigh Gardens is highly sought-after for its proximity to all that the area is known for, situated a ten-minute stroll to the heart of Brixton and a five-minute stroll to the green open spaces of Brockwell Park. A pleasant fifteen-minute walk across the park brings you to Herne Hill station and the many pubs, cafes and restaurants of Herne Hill. The popular establishments on Brixton Hill are within touching distance, including F Mondays, Stir Coffee, Pizza Brixton and The White Horse Pub. This characterful garden flat is perfect for anyone who wants to be close to the action but would prefer to retain a sense of calm. The first stop on the Victoria Line at Brixton tube station is just a ten-minute walk away. There are few properties in the area that have as many positive attributes, from the size and development potential, to the quiet, neighbourhood feel and the proximity to all the action the area has to offer. Share of freehold.

Floor plan


Front door to work

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

  • Victoria 24 mins
  • South Bank 29 mins
  • London Bridge 30 mins
  • The City 32 mins
  • Canary Wharf 43 mins


0.8 mi / 15 mins walk

Route & info

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


0.9 mi / 17 mins walk

Route & info

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

Herne Hill

1.1 mi / 21 mins walk

Route & info

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

Streatham Hill

1.1 mi / 23 mins walk

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ZONE 2. Southern services to Victoria via Clapham Junction, London Bridge, Crystal Palace and Sutton. 

Clapham Common

1.2 mi / 24 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 North

1.3 mi / 24 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

1.3 mi / 26 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

1.3 mi / 27 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.

Loughborough Junction

1.4 mi / 28 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.

Clapham South

1.6 mi / 32 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2 (and 3), 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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