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The Corbett’s coveted homes

The Community 

The Corbett Estate is an area within the Catford Community, not only is it filled with alluring architecture but the residents are the heartbeat and lifeblood of SE6. So often we will do a viewing on a property and a prospective purchaser will ask “who are the neighbors”, “what is the community like”, “Is it safe”. When you can reply and tell people that it genuinely is a great and thriving community it certainly helps and goes a long way to making somebody feel comfortable in making one of the biggest financial decision they will make in their life. A real testament to this would be how many people move within the Corbett Estate and stay there whilst just upsizing. “We love it here, it’s just time to move on” is a phrase heard a lot when valuing a Corbett Property.  

Hosting a whole bunch of child friendly activity throughout the year there really is a warming community and sense of togetherness. Whether it be the Corbett Advent Calendar Trail where the children (and adults)!! Can go along the trail and see the pictures in peoples windows, or the Halloween trick or treat get together there is always something going on in the community. Not to mention the roads that close once a year for summer street parties!  

A hidden gem of green space in an busy spot of London can sometimes be difficult to find but the Abbotshall Healthy lifestyle center certainly will give you your fix of green spaces or green fingers. Hidden deep in the Corbett estate there are amazing activities which take place from footy training where kids dream of becoming the next Harry Kane, or gardening classes where kids may dream of becoming the next Alan Titchmarsh?

The Construction

It was built in 1896 by Archibald Corbett who had a vision of bringing together a community, building sufficient homes within walking distance of Hither Green Station which was commissioned a year before. A vision of 3,000 homes began to take shape, and other than some which were hit by bombs in the war they are just as beautiful and ooze character like they did more than 100 years ago. When you view a Corbett Estate house you will generally be taken aback as to how much wider they are than the average terrace house you will find in South East London. If it is space, character, community and easy access to transport to London in under 20 minutes a viewing of a Corbett Estate house is a must!


Social media unites

In the world that we live in today Social Media is at the tip of everybody’s fingers and they say worldwide the average usage in 145 minutes a day! Don’t just take my word for how unified this community is have a look at the socials, whether that be taking inspiration from the Corbett Instagrammers or the Corbett Resident’s Association on Facebook.

Stanfords are supporters of the local community, Lettings and Estate Agents in Catford including the Corbett and Culverley Estates.


Catford Arts Trail 2021

Back again in 2021

Its back! It’s that time of year again the amazing Catford Arts Trail and we are so delighted to once again be sponsoring such a fantastic event in our local community!

One of the most highly anticipated events in the Catford Calendar, over 100 artists open their doors and welcome you in to their houses to show off their stunning art. Hosted over 2 Autumn weekends, 9/10 Oct & 16/17 Oct 2021) 11am – 6pm, the trail takes you on a wonderful adventure around this pocket of South East London. The trail will not only take you on a journey of over 40 destinations but also let you explore everything we love about SE6. Kicking the Autumnal leaves on the Riverview walk, to wondering around the famous Corbett Estate, just be sure to wipe your feet for the artists!

Along the route, whilst viewing some of the incredible art by our local artists, why not stop in one of Catford’s famous watering holes? The choice is plentiful whether it’s a pint of Guinness in the Blythe Hill Tavern, a Neck oil in the Catford Tavern or a home made gin Cocktail at Bottle Bar – quench your first with one of your favourite tipples whilst on the trail!

The 6th Catford Arts Trail since 2016 with what originally started as just 5 volunteers has grown into a real showpiece in the calendar with now nearly over 40 locations – these two weekends are not to be missed.

So get on down to the trail and see some really amazing art as well as some of Catford’s famous street art whilst you trot along this special event.

See the Map attached or download the Catford Arts App! Enjoy!




Jack Lowis, Catford Branch