4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2 Reception Rooms
Whilst this lovely period property in South East London’s sought-after commuter belt of West Wickham needs some TLC, there’s no escaping the extraordinary warmth that can only be felt through a family home that’s been loved, and in the case of this period coach house on a sizeable plot, the best part of 42 years.
It’s understood that this home, built around 1850 served as a coach house for sizeable Manor a few miles away on the border of West Wickham and Shirley and later, a Red Cross hospital during WW2.
A blank canvas awaits here. It’s more than comfortable to move in to but once you’ve sized up the 2251 sq. ft on offer, it’s time to let your imagination run wild. Sympathetic restoration or maybe minimal chic. It’s up to you.
Layout wise, again, it’s open to interpretation. Upstairs, the four bedrooms and two bathrooms are connected by two rather generous landing/lobby areas at the top of the stairs that just shout, home office.
Downstairs, two reception rooms and a kitchen take around two thirds of the floor area, with the other half being a huge internal garage and collection of store rooms. With all this space available, the obvious option is to convert to residential (subject to PP) or just park a prized classic car or two in safety. The garage itself is accessed from the gated front entrance, which is covered by a beautifully ornate, glass vaulted
One overwhelming feature of the house is its originality, yes there’s some restoration required but a period home enthusiast would relish the chance to tackle this project.
Once the revival of this grand home has been completed, there will be time to enjoy the local and wider area and the benefits of living in this leafy London suburb.
West Wickham Station is a short walk on foot. From here, direct services to London Bridge take around 30 mins and a little more to reach either Cannon Street or Charing Cross. Local bus services will carry you on a short journey to Bromley High Street and the Glades Shopping Centre as well.
Head to the local high street which is just around the corner and you’ll pretty much have everything you need to keep you occupied, it’s stuffed with coffee shops, restaurants and great local pubs, along with some first-class shopping destinations and grocery outlets.
Another advantage of living in the London Borough of Bromley is the exceptional selection of schools available at all age ranges in both the state and private sector. A quick OFSTED search will yield some of best in the area and the proximity to the house.