Finsen Road, SE5

3 bedroom house for sale

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  • Three double bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Victorian house
  • South-facing mature garden
  • Potential to extend STNP
  • Set within the village-esq Ruskin community
  • Entrance to Ruskin Park just across the street
  • Multiple overground stations in walking distance
  • Brixton and the Victoria line nearby
  • Freehold

Property details

Keating Estates are proud to present to market this magnificently charming three double bedroom, two bathroom Victorian family home. Nestled peacefully on an attractive residential road within the desirable Ruskin community, one of the area’s most sought-after pockets offering a village-esq, neighbourly feel. This particular house has an entrance to Ruskin Park just across the street, ideal for re-connecting with nature.

This stunning home offers an exciting and eclectic mix of original period features and contemporary design and will appeal to many purchasers, early registration of interest is advised.

The dual-aspect double reception room offers all the charm and character of the era in which it was originally built, with high corniced ceilings, two ornate fireplaces and original dividing doors, perfect for creating a cosier feel when desired. Bathing the rooms with natural light, a bay window is set to the front with large pane glass French doors leading to the beautiful garden beyond.

The kitchen is set to the rear of the property boasting an abundance of storage within wooden cabinetry for a country style charm, with work surfaces wrapping around into a sociable breakfast bar, creating a homely room in which to cook with a lovely sense of light and space. Perfect for hosting, skylights bathe the dining area in sunshine adding to the bright ambience and enhancing the spacious feel.

Precedent has been set on the road should the new purchaser wish to seek the necessary permissions to extend into the side return, further expanding this already well-proportioned family kitchen and further increasing the footprint of this appealing home.

French glass doors from the reception, kitchen and dining room flow into the private wrap-around garden, offering the perfect transition to outdoor entertaining. A glorious outdoor haven, the garden is mature and well-tended, a South-facing suntrap with a rear seating area, perfect for savouring the warmer months of the year. Cleverly keeping the laundry quietly and neatly tucked away, there is also a purpose-built utility shed in the garden to house the washer and dryer.

Upstairs are three comfortable double bedrooms, in keeping with the considered attention to detail of this elegant home they all boast plush carpets and a soothingly neutral presentation. The principal bedroom is particularly grand, spanning the full width of the property and featuring two windows dressed with plantation shutters. The two remaining bedrooms, still comfortable doubles, are set to the rear relishing leafy views over the gardens behind.

Two bathrooms serve this fantastic house, one with a bathtub and overhead shower, ideal for a soak in the bubbles within the refreshing ambience created by the soft green tiling. The W.C. for this bathrooms sits adjacent, creating a separation ideal for families, or the potential to combine into one bathroom if preferred. Perfect for visiting guests, the second bathroom is positioned on the ground floor, and offers a walk-in shower.

Of further appeal, this wonderful home is positioned so that it backs onto the gardens of the houses behind, ensuring additional light and privacy both inside and out.

Finsen Road is ideally located right at the heart of the desirable Ruskin community, close to Herne Hill and minutes from the increasingly popular Loughborough Junction and a stone’s throw from Ruskin Park. The Ruskin community is a close-knit village like pocket of residential streets with a welcoming and homely feel where there is a WhatsApp group and regular social activities including weekly tennis and yoga lessons. With multiple schools, Ruskin and Brockwell Parks, Herne Hill’s pubs and restaurants plus Brixton and Dulwich all on your doorstep, there is something to cater for all potential purchasers.

There are excellent transport links to the city within walking distance with access to Thameslink services (Loughborough Junction and Herne Hill), the East London Line (Denmark Hill) and the Underground (start of the Victoria Line at Brixton). An impressive home in a lovely area with local shops and the Whirled Cinema on the doorstep, close to Herne Hill and Brixton town centres but far enough away to retain a sleepy, neighbourhood feel.

EPC rating: C (71)

Floor plan


Front door to work

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

  • Victoria 21 mins
  • London Bridge 24 mins
  • Canary Wharf 24 mins
  • South Bank 25 mins
  • The City 27 mins

Loughborough Junction

0.3 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.

Denmark Hill

0.4 mi / 9 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.


1 mi / 21 mins walk

Route & info

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

East Dulwich

1 mi / 23 mins walk

Route & info

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

Herne Hill

1 mi / 22 mins walk

Route & info

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

North Dulwich

1.1 mi / 24 mins walk

Route & info

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


1.1 mi / 23 mins walk

Route & info

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

Peckham Rye

1.4 mi / 30 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, this station enjoys Overground, Southern, SouthEastern and first Capital services to, amongst others, Highbury and Islington via Canada Water, Victoria, London Bridge, Clapham Junction, West Croydon and Sevenoaks. 


1.6 mi / 35 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.


1.7 mi / 37 mins walk

Route & info

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

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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