About this property
A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire an architecturally important mid to late 17th Century Grade II listed house of character, situated on arguably one of Bermondsey’s most attractive streets close to nearby Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey Square and London Bridge. Built during the reign of Charles II, apparently within the structure of the house and the adjoining properties, is part of one side of the late medieval gate house of Bermondsey Abbey. On the exterior of the house two wrought-iron gate-hooks are clearly visible protruding from the wall which could have held the gates to the Abbey. This suggests a much earlier structure possibly making part of the building as early as 14th or 15th Century. The Abbey was broken up during the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII and partly demolished. The property offers 910 sqft accommodation, which is flexible and arranged over four floors, with character and period features in abundance. It is currently arranged as a one bedroom house, but could easily be used as a two. Comprising briefly top (2ND) floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC, beautiful 1st floor reception room with fireplace and many features of the period, ground floor kitchen and dining room with access to a sizeable private walled garden, a bathroom located at the rear of the house and lower ground floor second reception room (potential to lower and extend STTP). Houses of this age come to the market infrequently and it is a rare chance to own a piece of the areas’ varied and fascinating history.