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25 November 2008
By David Yuill
THIS BEAUTIFUL period half-house is in desperate need of some Tender Loving Care to bring its dated interior up to speed, but is set to make somebody an idyllic family home.
Just a stone’s-throw from the picturesque Peckham Rye Common that borders the boundaries of Peckham, Nunhead and East Dulwich, this quiet and popular residential road leads out from the suburban depths of Nunhead.
It is a short walk of equal distance from Peckham Rye and Nunhead train stations and couldn't be better placed for working parents to settle down into their first or second home.
With frequent services into London Bridge, Victoria and down to Bromley, Croydon and beyond, getting around couldn't be easier.
The area enjoys a host of successful primary schools within walking distance on top of the fantastic opportunities at secondary level.
The developing legacy of the Harris Girls Academy five minutes away at the top of the road will be joined by the Boys Academy when it opens across the Rye in September 2010.
Its decent-sized half-paved and half-lawn garden at the rear is perfect for the little terrors to run loose in until they are old enough to pop across to the local one o'clock club or the park.
Having been off the market for some time while the two or three bedroom property was under offer from desperate buyers who failed to sell their own house, the gem is back and up for grabs.
The price has plummeted to £300k and will be considered a snip once viewed and its potential seized.
It has a fair-sized lounge and a brilliant kitchen that could be drastically transformed with a table and seating area into a kitchenette/diner alongside the unique ground floor bathroom.
It has its own loft suitable for some considerable storage at the top of the house or even a potential extension.
Joy Wylie, the Managing Partner at Lordship Lane's Halifax branch, couldn't believe that the property was back on the market. She told the 'News': "The interest has been high in this place and we thought we had sold it once as the previous buyer was so keen.
"They were devastated they couldn't sell their house and had to let the opportunity pass them by."
Wylie admitted that there is some work needed to be done, but insists that should not put people off: "It needs bringing up to date," she began. "A little bit of modernising here and there will really bring this place back to life. It has a lovely little garden and would be ideal for those with children, particularly a young family."
The possibilities are boundless and the difference that will be borne out of a lick of paint and a few of the home comforts restored will see this beautiful little goldmine reignited.
Waveney Avenue, Nunhead, SE15
Halifax Estate Agents
12 Lordship Lane
Tel: 020 8299 3711
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