An opportunity has arisen to acquire a fully restored traditional Captain’s house, a Victorian Grade II listed property built in 1840, which has been with the same family for 44 years. Directly fronting the Heath, and set well back from the road, you approach the smart double fronted period home across a pretty landscaped rose garden.
Inside, you enter a wide hall with stunning Georgian-style cornicing. To the left at the front of the house and at the rear are two superb, elegant adjoining reception rooms. The front reception is currently the sitting room, full of light thanks to a large seated window with views across the Heath. The high ceiling is decorated with exquisite cornicing. There is a feature fireplace and two arched doorways leading to the second reception room which is being used as a dining room.
Across the hall is a dual aspect modern Shaker-style kitchen with integrated appliances, wooden worktops and wooden flooring. A cloakroom with toilet and a well-equipped utility room complete the ground floor. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, tiled en suite shower room and fireplace. An equally large, light-filled room at the front enjoys views of the Heath and has extraordinary ‘rope’ cornicing. Two further double bedrooms with feature fireplaces, and a family bathroom with tiled walk-in shower complete this floor. The top floor has three more double bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes, and a tiled bathroom with separate shower. The whole house is in impeccable decorative order inside and out, and has clearly been renovated and maintained to a very high standard. In 2013 the house was rewired and re-plumbed with a new gas-fired central heating system installed with Megaflo. In addition, all windows have secondary glazing for heat and sound insulation.
The 85 ft rear landscaped garden is one of the longest on the road. Mainly laid to lawn, it has mature shrubs and trees growing along the borders. A flagstone pathway leads to the patio at the back, and the garden shed and workshop are cleverly hidden behind shrubs to the left. Running parallel to the garden is Angerstein Lane, an unadopted private road with access from Shooters Hill Road. This provides private parking for up to four vehicles adjacent to the house, and access directly to the gardens at front and rear of the house. The property comes with the freehold of the two-bedroom lower ground floor leasehold flat (125 years), which can be purchased through separate negotiation.
Blackheath Village is just a stroll across the Heath where you will find an array of shops, bars and restaurants. Blackheath Station provides regular services to London Bridge, Cannon Street and Charing Cross. Royal Greenwich Park is easily accessible across the Heath to the west and there are also a number of popular private and state schools locally, including Pointers, Blackheath Preparatory, Heath House, Invicta Primary, Blackheath High and John Roan.
Grade II listed
Off street parking
85 ft garden
Potential to purchase the basement flat