A two bedroom apartment available to rent in a restored Victorian Villa at Beltwood Park, SE26.
Beltwood House is a majestic Victorian villa, dating back to 1851. The house is Grade II listed and has undergone an extensive and transformative refurbishment to create a lavish gated development comprising of six stately apartments and six contemporary houses within the grounds.Apartment 3 is a wonderful lower ground apartment with its own entrance. The spacious high specification kitchen entertaining area has French doors opening up on to a terrace. There are also two well proportioned bedrooms, one with a contemporary en suite and both benefiting a luxurious family bathroom. The apartment benefits from extensive communal gardens, parking and leisure facilities. History Beltwood House is a beautiful neoclassical Victorian mansion situated in a private parkland setting extending to just over three acres. This important architectural jewel is Grade II listed and has been sensitively restored to its former glory by a heritage-focused team of skilled craftspeople and artisans. The house sits within protected woodland, part of the Dulwich Wood Conservation Area, with many of the trees protected by preservation orders. Architecturally, Beltwood House has a rich heritage and is believed to have been designed by Robert Richardson Banks and Charles Barry Jr, who between them designed the main building of Dulwich College, Bylaugh Hall in Norfolk, the forecourt of Burlington House and 12 Kensington Palace Gardens, currently the Russian Embassy. Moreover, Barry's father designed the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster), perhaps the most influential Gothic Revival building in the world. A formal Italianate parterre garden was added to the grounds of Beltwood House at a later date. One of the main goals in renovating Beltwood House and its grounds was to preserve this historic home and facilitate its removal from the English Heritage 'At Risk' register, restoring it to its original glory. Forming part of the Dulwich Estate (a charity established in 1619 to endow Dulwich College, and the guardian of the heritage of much of the Dulwich area) and, originally, the Great North Wood (an ancient wood which extended from Deptford in the north to Croydon in the south, remnants of which survive on the site itself and in Sydenham Hill Wood and Dulwich Wood), it is a unique property in a distinctive, sylvan setting.Available to rent through Knight Frank Dulwich. EPC C.
For those in the know, the allure of London is a long way from the familiar tourist sites, department stores and chain restaurants. In fact, the true charm of London is waiting to be discovered in the capital's network of outlying villages, each with its own unique appeal.Here, you'll find everything you need to live your best London life, from stylish home décor to the latest fashions and from gastropubs to restaurants serving authentic global cuisine. In the vibrant streets of Peckham's Bellenden Village, vintage fashion boutiques rub shoulders with artisan delis, independent bookstores and the renowned Persian shop and restaurant Persepolis. Spend a lazy Sunday cooling off at Brockwell Lido or browsing among the fresh produce, organic food and second-hand collectables at Haynes Lane market in Gypsy Hill.When it comes to leisure, you'll be spoiled for choice. Take in an arthouse movie at the East Dulwich Picturehouse or a blockbuster on the giant screen at the Odeon BFI IMAX, just a short stroll from the South Bank complex of performance and exhibition halls. Family-friendly museums, world-class theatres and a host of music venues offer all-year-round entertainment. In a city blessed with vast swathes of green spaces, there are plenty of options for family outings. Your new home is within easy reach of Kew Gardens, Richmond and Greenwich Parks,and Battersea Park Children's Zoo, to name a few. And with an excellent network of rail and bus services