Looking out over a quiet lane in Stoke Newington, this one-bedroom flat has a shared garden and charm to spare. Thoughtfully remodelled around the period details to make the most of light and space, this pretty flat is a real find.
Bouverie Road is a superb spot, with beautiful, rambling Abney Park Cemetery on the doorstep, and Clissold Park also nearby. The shops, pubs and restaurants along Church Street are literally around the corner. And with direct Overground service from Stoke Newington station, the City remains within easy reach.
Bouverie Road, Stoke Newington, 1 Bed. Flat
This one-bedroom flat starts working its magic the moment you look up from the pavement. The exterior of the building is undeniably handsome, with sharply painted sash windows and surrounds, while the symmetry of the windows over the four floors is pleasing on the eye.
The positive impression continues inside. Beautifully designed around the Victorian design highlights, like the elegant plasterwork, a working fireplace, original pine doors and shutters stripped back to a perfect patina.
And that’s just indoors. Direct access down the spiral staircase, brings you to the charming, shared garden. Cooks will delight in the veggie patch, and everyone will appreciate the quiet, green space.
THE OWNERS SAY
We instantly fell in love with this flat and its ceiling height, period features and glorious sash windows. The best thing is being able to use the space flexibly, living open plan during the day and closing off the bedroom to keep things cosy at night.
We’ve spent summers growing vegetables in the garden and enjoying weekend barbecues with friends. In the winter, there’s nothing better than getting a beef rib from the butcher, a bottle of wine from Borough Wines and lighting a fire.
Saturday morning brunch at The Good Egg has become a weekly ritual, before browsing the local shops, walking through Abney Park Cemetery and grabbing a coffee in Clissold Park. The restaurant scene has exploded since we moved here, and we find ourselves eating out a couple of times a week.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C & Environmental Impact Rating: C
In the Borough of Hackney, the house falls into Council Tax Band B (£1,131.56 for 2019/2020).
The flat has a share of freehold and is one of four in the building. There are 967 years remaining on the lease. The service charge of £70 per month, and no ground rent.
The exterior of the building was redone in October, and the communal interiors scheduled for refurbishment by the end of the year.
Abney Park, one of the original “Magnificent Seven” Victorian cemeteries, is just over the road. Even dogs are welcome for a ramble through its gothic wilds. Lovely Clissold Park is close, too. Church Street’s myriad amusements will keep you out and about, and the City is 30 minutes from the door via nearby Stoke Newington Overground.
Explore East London
1 The Clarence Tavern
This steller pub was recently highlighted as one of the best roasts in the country by The Observer magazine. Excellent food and wine, right next to Clissold Park.
2 The Good Egg
Delicious bagels and babkas. Need we say more!
Beautiful interiors and lifestyle store on Church Street, stocking some of our favourite homeware brands. One of our go-to's!
With an exciting mix of Spanish mains and fresh Scottish seafood in chic industrial setting, this is our favourite spot for taking friends and family for a special night out without leaving the area. As you enter, stools around a bar look over the open kitchen with chefs preparing oysters and scallops. At the back, a relaxed but stylish restaurant serves wonderfully modern Spanish dishes. Encantamous!
5 The Spence Bakery
This place is bread heaven! All baked on the premises, the vibe is stripped back simplicity – it’s a great pitstop for coffee and cake while you pick up your morning loaf. Arrive early though to avoid disappointment; they do tend to sell out of the favourites (the seeded rye is ours) by the afternoon.