New homes in Nunhead: Athenlay Road

A new development of nine homes with up to 2,000sq ft of living space and "urban village" appeal.
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After years of isolation, Nunhead — on the sedate side of Peckham — has finally acquired “urban village” status. It has an organic café, a deli and gastropub,  a bike shop, bookshop, florist and children’s fashion boutique alongside its long-established butcher, baker and fishmonger. 

The area’s historic green has been refurbished, while a new eco-friendly community centre is being built with a terrace overlooking the green. These innovations are a magnet  for a growing number of yummy mummies and stroller dads, some moving from higher-priced Dulwich, while others are drawn in via the  East London line from Hackney.

A new development of nine Victorian-style houses, above, is also sure to be a draw. The homes are being slotted into Athenlay Road, a popular neighbourhood close to Ivydale Primary School. They are up to 2,000sq ft, with four bedrooms, and will be ready later in the year. Prices from £900,000. Call Barnard Marcus on 020 7735 0922. 
Café culture: Bambuni, a popular delicatessen and coffee shop in Evelina Road, Nunhead's high street

Award-winning Ivy House, London’s first community-owned pub, can be found in Nunhead — proof of a rooted community. While the green is the hub, Nunhead’s charm stems from its network of small-scale Victorian terraces and leafy public spaces, including the restored Nunhead Cemetery in Linden Grove, dated 1840, one of London’s “Magnificent Seven” landmark cemeteries from the period. Today it is considered a valuable nature reserve. On high land, with panoramic views of the capital, lies a Victorian covered reservoir, incorporating a nine-hole golf course. 

Located in Zone 2, Nunhead has its own train station, with a 17-minute commute to the City.

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