Holmewood Gardens, SW2

4 bedroom house for sale

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  • Four double bedrooms
  • Private garden
  • Victorian freehold house
  • Leafy setting overlooking sought-after neighbourly square
  • Potential to extend STNP
  • Local shops, cafes and pubs on the doorstep
  • Fifteen-minute walk to Brixton
  • Nine-minute walk to Streatham Hill
  • Excellent variety of transport links
  • Chain-free

Property details

Keating Estates are proud to present to market a characterful four bedroom Victorian terraced house for sale on the highly sought-after Holmewood Gardens. The property is situated within a quiet residential pocket of Brixton Hill, overlooking a beautiful garden square and has easy access to central Brixton, Streatham and Clapham.

This lovely home is brimming with original features from the moment you reach the beautifully tiled porch and step through the front door into the grand entrance hallway boasting an attractive Victorian tiled floor and ornate ceiling mouldings. Packed with character, the double reception room forms the heart of the home, boasting high ceilings with luxurious shadow-cornicing to both rooms, original wooden floorboards, a period fireplace and original dividing doors plus French doors to the rear, leading out to the garden beyond and allowing fresh air to breeze through the room. The contemporary dine-in kitchen is set to the rear, with steel cabinetry topped with beautiful wooden worktops, wrapping around in an ergonomic layout. Thoughtfully designed to amplify the flow of natural light, the kitchen is a bright and welcoming space in which to cook and enjoy dining at the large table whilst relishing views of the charming fireplace and garden. 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 impressive footprint of this home.

French doors from both of the dining areas flow seamlessly into the private garden, surrounded by trees and shrubbery, ideal for escaping the bustle of the city. Laid to patio and lawn, this attractive oasis offers the perfect transition to outdoor entertaining whenever the weather permits. Completing the ground floor, there is access to a cellar, ideal for storing away items rarely needed on a daily basis.

Upstairs, four comfortable double bedrooms and two bathrooms are split over the first and second floor. The principal bedroom spans the width of the house and features an abundance of Victorian charm including a feature fireplace and a large bay window framing stunning views across the pretty garden square opposite. The further three double bedrooms are all nestled to the rear of this wonderful home with views over the private garden, all boasting original fireplaces and wooden floorboards. Two well-sized family bathrooms facilitate the home, one with a bathtub, the other a walk-in shower, both neutrally presented with the benefit of windows to aid ventilation. Last but by no means least, there is also access to a substantial loft space, ideal for storage plus with the huge added potential to convert should the purchaser wish to grow into the property in the future, subject to the necessary permissions, with precedent already set on the road.

All in all a fantastic blank canvas with a new boiler last year plus an abundance of preserved Victorian charm and surrounded by greenery, ready to move into straight away yet with the potential to add your own mark over time, either simply decoratively or via side and loft extensions.

The location is fantastic, situated on a friendly and neighbourly road, the local residents are brought together by the green open spaces of Holmewood Gardens directly outside, essentially a large garden to which you do not have to tend. Leafy Holmewood Gardens has a designated area for dog exercise, children’s playground and open grass for communal events. The Neighbourhood Association has planted an orchard, and is actively involved in ensuring care of the area, plus organising many social events including summer parties, winter festivals, Hallowe’en activities. The gardens have twice played host to free concerts from Brixton Chamber Orchestra and the 606 Jazz club.

Nearby, there are both chain and independent shops, cafes, chemists, doctors and a gem of a pub, the Elm Park Tavern, just a five-minute walk away. Everything that Brixton has to offer, is a fifteen-minute walk away, from music venues and the culinary delights of Brixton Village to large brand shops and cracking transport links, first stop on the Victoria Line. Regular day and night buses run up and down Brixton Hill, with nine bus routes to whisk you to the tube within a few minutes, and on into the city. In the other direction, you have Streatham High Street just a nine-minute walk away, with its multitude of restaurants and bars. Brockwell Park is a ten-minute stroll, with Tooting and Balham Common and Clapham Common also within walking distance. Having the South Circular on your doorstep and the option for on-street permit parking the location is perfect for those with a vehicle.

Chain-free. Freehold.

EPC rating: D (56)

Floor plan


Front door to work

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

  • Victoria 34 mins
  • The City 39 mins
  • South Bank 39 mins
  • London Bridge 40 mins
  • Canary Wharf 53 mins

Streatham Hill

0.8 mi / 18 mins walk

Route & info

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

Tulse Hill

1 mi / 23 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.

Herne Hill

1.1 mi / 24 mins walk

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


1.2 mi / 26 mins walk

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


1.3 mi / 28 mins walk

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

Clapham South

1.5 mi / 32 mins walk

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ZONE 2 (and 3), Northern Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes (approx)

Clapham Common

1.5 mi / 32 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

1.5 mi / 32 mins walk

Route & info

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

West Norwood

1.6 mi / 35 mins walk

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ZONE 3. Southern Service to and from London Victoria, London Bridge, Beckenham Junction and Sutton via West Croydon, with many services calling at Crystal Palace, which is two stops away to the south. The typical journey time into London Victoria is about 25 minutes.

West Dulwich

1.6 mi / 36 mins walk

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ZONE 3. Southeastern service to London Victoria and Orpington.

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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