This small Peckham home looks like it belongs in the countryside

It looks like a pretty cottage in the heart of the countryside. But initial impressions can be deceptive, as this little gem of a property proves.

Rather than being surrounded by fields, the house is in the heart of South East London’s Peckham, a now trendy hotspot with railway arch bars and old-school pubs that offer a vibrant nightlife.

The image is a far cry from the vision of the Trotter’s living at downtrodden – fictional – Nelson Mandela House, as seen in iconic television series Only Fools and Horses. 

The property is less than 200 yards from Peckham Rye railway station giving easy access into central London.

The tiny terrace is in the heart of South East London’s bustling Peckham, 200 yards from the train station

The house also looks tiny from the outside, with only enough space on the outside exterior wall on the ground floor for the entrance door.

However, while there is no getting away from the house being less than four metres wide, it manages to squeeze in two floors, with two bedrooms and a shower room on the upper floor.

Access to the property is via a paved courtyard via the front of the building, where there is space for an outside dining table.

The courtyard is south-facing, meaning that it catches plenty of sun during the summer months.

The main living room occupies the entire ground floor, with a kitchen, dining area and staircase. It also has underfloor heating.

The house being less than four metres wide, it still manages to squeeze in two floors, with two bedrooms and a shower room on the upper floor

The entire ground floor is dedicated to a living area that includes a kitchen, dining area and a staircase

The kitchen is at the rear of the property, where there is a double ceramic sink underneath the window

The kitchen is at the rear of the property, where there is a double ceramic sink underneath the window

The property’s address at Choumert Square also seems initially misleading as it is not immediately a square but a line of houses accessed by a private footpath.

However, at the far end of the alley, there is a hidden square – or rather a rectangle.

Choumert Square was named after the nineteenth century landowner George Choumert, who appeared on BBC’s Gardeners’ World.

The area has a strong community feel , with residents opening their gardens to the public every June.

The event is held to raise money for charity and has all the fun of an English summer fair that’s squashed into an alley. An access fee is charged during the event and tea, cakes and Pimms are served.



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