This two-bedroom garden flat is laid out over the ground floor of a grand, double-fronted building opposite Downhills Park. Decorated with character and close to all the good stuff that this pocket of Harringay has to offer, it’s an ideal first home.
Belmont Road, Turnpike Lane, 2 Bed. Flat
Stepping in through the private entrance, it is the configuration from the central corridor, which is so compelling, meaning you can see right through the flat; from your front door to the garden outside. It gives the space a lovely flow.
The main bedroom, which is calm and quiet, opens directly onto the gorgeous private garden. A decking area creates perfect dining space for the summer and provides ample scope for avid gardeners to exercise their green fingers.
N17 has a buzz and vibrancy about it at the moment. And brilliant transport links make it a compelling part of North London to consider if you commute regularly. This pocket close to Downhills Park is particularly exciting, with a strong community spirit. The excellent Palm pub is a short walk away, so too are the renowned Turkish restaurants along Green Lanes. Perkyns cafe on Phillip Lane is also within easy reach, as is the much-loved Sushi Heads.
THE OWNER SAYS
This flat has been such a super purchase; it’s so close to central London, but with a park across the road and two others nearby, the neighbourhood feels very ‘leafy’ at times.
The view all the way through from the front door out to the landscaped patio garden echoes the flow of the house, and in warmer weather the garden becomes another room to enjoy, with fairy lights shining and a glass of wine or two.
I love being end-of-terrace and on the corner of Belmont Avenue, which over the past few years has become a community of friends sharing information, advice and music evenings in the summer. Last year we designed a lovely mural for the side of the house, which is definitely a landmark and a great pop of colour against the green of the park behind.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating D and potential rating C.
Part of the London Borough of Harringay, the property falls within Council Tax Band C (£1,670.87 in 2022/23)
The flat comes with a share of the freehold. Split 50/50 with the flat above. There is a very long lease in place.
The current owner completely re-landscaped the back garden, adding decking and paving. The flat has been redecorated internally. A mural for the end wall was commissioned, which was designed in collaboration with neighbours, and has become a loyal landmark.
Utilities currently work out as: Electricity £40. Gas: £40. Water £25.
The Belmont Avenue crew regularly meet up, share advice and lend or borrow between them. In the summers there are events on the street and everyone belongs to a WhatsApp group.
Explore North London
This wonderful Victorian Park has a playgroup, playground, tennis courts, community cafe, and a charming lavender and rose garden, making it a place for all seasons.
Fuelling our coffee addiction since the day it opened, Perkyn's is one of the best for a coffee hit. A bottle shop, too, fridges filled with beautifully designed craft beers and wine that makes any occasion feel like a real treat.
'The Rec' is a generous green space with a paddling pool, playground, a BMX track and little woods for all kinds of muddy adventures and make-believe.
We jumped for joy when this cocktail bar and restaurant opened in an ex-betting shop. A Whiskey Sours in hand while watching live music and feasting on Nashville chicken wings has become a Friday tradition for many. And why not?
This Japanese shop and takeaway counter is a hidden gem. Tucked along Phillip Lane, just down from Downhills Park, the friendly team serves excellent sushi and hot dishes. Top-notch and alwasy great value.