Effra Parade, SW2

2 bedroom flat for sale

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Private South-East facing terrace
  • Secure purpose built
  • Almost 670 square feet of internal living space
  • Quietly tucked away
  • Moments to Brockwell Park
  • Herne Hill station an eight-minute walk away
  • Brixton tube station a twelve-minute stroll away
  • Multiple day and night buses
  • Chain-free

Property details

A beautiful two double bedroom purpose built flat with a separate kitchen and reception room, both opening out onto a private South-East facing terrace, located on the first floor this appealing property benefits from secure entrances on both Effra Parade and Chaucer Road, a highly popular road in the heart of Poet’s Corner. With almost 670 square feet on offer, all rooms are well-proportioned and the flat will be sure to charm a wide array of purchasers looking in both Brixton and Herne Hill, moments from the rolling greenery of Brockwell Park.

The reception room is a generous space, offering comfortable dimensions in which to lounge whilst still offering proportions to accommodate a dining table. Bathed in natural light from large double-glazed windows offering a leafy view, this neutral room also benefits from a patio door that provides access to the private terrace and allows fresh air to breeze through the room. Adjacent sits a separate kitchen, equipped with all the essentials whilst still allowing for storage and space to dine, further benefitting from access out onto the terrace, ideal for al-fresco dining. Enjoying a South-East facing aspect the private terrace is the ideal low-maintenance space, providing the opportunity to dress with plants and light features, creating a pretty oasis perfect for enjoying a relaxing drink with friends or unwinding with your favourite book.

Both bedrooms are spacious doubles, with large modern windows and built-in wardrobe space, conveniently set at opposing sides of the property to provide a level of privacy from a tenant or occasional guest. Completing this attractive home is a well-sized bathroom, fitted with both bath and shower, finished with under-sink storage and a heated towel rail, with a separate WC adjacent. Should the new purchaser prefer, given the location of the two rooms next to one another, there is the potential to combine into one family bathroom subject to the necessary permissions. Additional hallway storage also provides the ideal capacity to store away those essential belongings not used on a daily basis.

Neutrally and well-presented throughout with a pop of colour from furnishings and accessories, this versatile home offers a blank canvas ideal for a stress-free move, perfect for first-time buyers or those looking for a conveniently located buy-to-let or second home.

It’s easy to see what makes Poets’ Corner and Effra Parade such a desirable pocket, as locations go, it is terrific. Brockwell Park (lauded as London's best outdoor space by locals with its amazing lido among its myriad attractions) on your doorstep and a large Sainsbury’s is within a minute’s walk. Various cafes, pubs and restaurants, such as Maremma, the Sympathetic Ear, The Hootenanny and Naughty Piglets are also all a short walk away. Both Brixton and Herne Hill are an eight and twelve-minute walk away. Herne Hill has a village charm, a farmers market, an eclectic array of shops and pubs and access to the Thameslink trains. Brixton is first stop on the Victoria line, with the famous Brixton Village serving an array of culinary delights, the Ritzy Cinema and Upstairs private members club just a few of the entertainment spots on offer. With Brockwell Park, Herne Hill’s pubs and restaurants and Brixton Village all on your doorstep, there is something to cater for all tastes. Early registration of interest is advised.


EPC rating: C (74)

Floor plan


Front door to work

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

  • Victoria 20 mins
  • South Bank 26 mins
  • London Bridge 27 mins
  • The City 29 mins
  • Canary Wharf 38 mins

Herne Hill

0.5 mi / 9 mins walk

Route & info

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


0.6 mi / 11 mins walk

Route & info

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


0.6 mi / 12 mins walk

Route & info

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

Loughborough Junction

0.9 mi / 18 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.

North Dulwich

1.2 mi / 23 mins walk

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

Tulse Hill

1.4 mi / 29 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.


1.4 mi / 27 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.

Clapham North

1.5 mi / 30 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

1.6 mi / 32 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

1.7 mi / 33 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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