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 bedroom Flat

£485,000

Under offer

BRICKWORKS SAYS

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.

Council Tax:

Part of the London Borough of Harringay, the property falls within Council Tax Band C (£1,670.87 in 2022/23)

Tenure:

The flat comes with a share of the freehold. Split 50/50 with the flat above. There is a very long lease in place.

Recent work:

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:

Utilities currently work out as: Electricity £40. Gas: £40. Water £25.

Anything else:

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.

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landmarks

1 Downhills Park

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.

2 Lordship Recreation Ground

'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.

3 Sushi Heads

A teeny, tiny little gem of a Japanese shop and takeaway counter that’s hidden away on Phillip Lane serving amazing sushi and hot dishes. Top notch, great value and lovely fresh fish.

4 Beans & Barley

It began as a health food shop with a cafe as a sideshow, but the latter became so popular it grew and took over. Now, with an added a soft play area with kids’ toys and an expanded menu, it’s a huge hit with parents seeking solace in coffee and cake.

5 Harringay Local Store

Our favourite place to spend additional pennies on over-priced organic chocolate from Australia and locally brewed beer. Joking aside, the selection is good, and it’s easily one of the best local places to get quality, organic produce. You get to take all of it home in a tote – which rather tellingly reads, “Not Another Tescos.”