Village lifestyle is no myth when your home is Dulwich. The tree lined roads, fantastic parks, exceptional local high street and highly sought-after schools make this corner of South East London one of the most desirable places to live.
This period family home is indicative of the sort of place that attracts people to this area: a character-filled space with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms that will comfortably accommodate families, couples or even a single occupier who simply wants plenty of room. All the rooms have seen a thorough makeover in the decor department and are finished in neutral tones, which, combined with the oversized rooms, generous ceiling heights and big windows, create a voluminous feel.
There are well established, well tended gardens to front and back, with the rear being particularly secluded. With access to the garden from the kitchen and two of the reception rooms, it's a thoroughly sociable environment.
Heading out for the social side of life in this vibrant enclave means you're spoilt for choice. Woodwarde Road's location between Dulwich Village and Lordship Lane means you have the best of both worlds within a short walk, with delis, cafes, restaurants, independent shops and great pubs all around Some local favourites include Franklins London, consistently delivering in the European food stakes; Tart, serving great independent coffee; and Oddono's for proper Italian gelati. Also be sure to visit the Saturday food market on Northcross Street.
Beautiful and elegant Dulwich Park is a mecca for runners, cyclists and anyone drawn to being outside; the excellent Dulwich Picture Gallery is a firm fixture in London's art scene with many headline exhibitions; and the Dulwich Picture House is a very fine local cinema with an intelligent mix of independent and mainstream releases.
But perhaps Dulwich is most famous for its schools and the quality of education on offer puts Dulwich at the top of the list for many families. All close by are Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, Alleyn's, James Allen's Pre-Preparatory and Girls Schools and, of course, Dulwich College.
Central London and the City are easily accessible via North Dulwich rail station. Trains to London Bridge take just 21 mins and there's a useful changeover two stops away at Peckham Rye to the Overground and Thameslink.