About this property
Set in the heart of the St Johns Conservation Area, this great size apartment with own private front door is arranged over the top two floors of this attractive period building.
This location always proves popular with commuters as there is a good choice of stations whilst the foodie will love the nearby award winning Brockley Farmers Market.
The Sellers Say
"20B St Johns Vale has been a very happy home for us. Behind the bright blue door you will find a well-proportioned Victorian maisonette with split level layout that makes it feel spacious and bright. The ground floor has many of the original features, including plaster cornicing, elegant skirting boards and original floorboards throughout the entrance hall and sitting room. In the sitting room, the gas fireplace works beautifully and is very cosy in winter, and the combi boiler in the kitchen was new in 2020 and powers both the central heating and the hot water.
The main bedroom is particularly great because, uniquely on St John's Vale, it is not overlooked by a house opposite and the view out over trees and the back gardens makes it feel private and peaceful. The second bedroom gets the morning sun and is lovely and light. The smaller third bedroom is well-positioned within the home; for many years we used it as an office or guest room but when our baby arrived this became the nursery. There is plenty of attic space for storage and a useful cupboard under the stairs.
The St John's Conservation Area is a wonderful, diverse community with plenty of green space. At the bottom of St John's Vale 1min walk away is Brookmill Park, which we have used like our back garden. There is a fountain, a river and a children's playground with benches and shady grassy spots to enjoy. In the other direction, 10 mins stroll up the hill is the beautiful Hilly Fields. We have spent countless afternoons there and it's a perfect place to jog or meet friends. On Saturdays in particular, we would pick up a picnic from the fantastic Brockley food market and take it up to Hilly Fields to enjoy. The cafe at the top puts on lots of community events. It's a great place to see in the New Year as you can see over 30 firework displays, and the mid-summer solstice gathering is legendary!
The Brookmill Pub at the bottom of St John's Vale and The Talbot Pub at the top of St John's Vale are both great locals, offering everything from quiz nights, poetry nights and open mic nights to baby yoga and sporting events screenings. Watch out for the famous 'Brookmill burger' as it's dangerously addictive.
Lewisham Way has everything you would need within a short walk including supermarkets, 24 hour shops, dry cleaners, hairdresser and barber, pharmacy and the brilliant Glassmill swimming pool/gym/spa. The St John's Conservation Area is uniquely well-positioned between Brockley, Deptford, Lewisham, New Cross, Greenwich, Blackheath and Peckham - all are walking distance and all offer a wide range of different facilities and experiences."