Settled in a handsome, Grade II listed Georgian terrace within the Clapton Common conservation area, this one-bedroom flat has a private garden and a trove of beautifully preserved period details.
Clapton Terrace, Clapton, 1 Bed. Flat
This one-bedroom, raised ground-floor flat soars inside and soothes outside, thanks to its classic Georgian proportions and private garden. The past reveals itself in the marble fireplace, wooden floors and corniced ceilings lit by huge sash windows with original panel shutters.
But for all this history, there's no hint of stuffiness. The living room is gracious and welcoming; the kitchen is cheery and bright; the master bedroom is elegant and serene. There's also a lofted and soundproofed study that could double as a walk-in closet or nursery. And with a footprint larger than the flat itself, the private back garden makes this home truly special. It even has a self-contained garden studio with underfloor heating, so it's ideal as a home office, workout space or art or music studio—any time of year.
Clapton and Stoke Newington are within walking distance, so there's no shortage of shops, pubs and restaurants nearby. The flat is also very close to green spaces and waterside rambles, including Springfield Park, Walthamstow Marshes and Wetlands, and the River Lea. All of which means you can have a stroll through meadows or do a little kayaking or paddle-boarding, yet still live only 30 minutes from central London via Overground, bus or tube.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C.
In the Borough of Hackney, the flat falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,424 in 2021/22).
One of five in the building, the flat has a share of freehold with circa 995 years remaining on the lease and a monthly service charge of £100.
Clapton Terrace is part of Clapton Common Conservation Area.
THE OWNERS SAY
This flat has been my green sanctuary for more than a decade. I love the views of trees from every window, and I spent many happy hours swinging from a hammock or the tree swing in the garden watching jays, wrens and the occasional woodpecker. The garden studio has been a godsend for practising yoga and working from home.
The Georgians really knew what they were doing when they built this place in 1765. With their high ceilings and period features, the enormous rooms are the perfect backdrop for summer parties or winter gatherings around the open fire.
This is a safe and friendly community where people really look out for each other. There is an active terrace residents' association, and we have had street parties, potluck dinners, carol singing and other events. Just across the road is a new crowdfunded community space with a Colombian coffee shop (which my partner raves about) and a vegan cookery school.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
Explore East London
1 Springfield Park and Walthamstow Wetlands
On one side of the River Lea is Springfield Park, a hidden gem with cricket pitch, café, pond and bandstand. On the other side is Walthamstow Wetlands, a vast wetland nature reserve and twitcher’s paradise, home to cormorants, tufted ducks, herons and dozens of other species of birds. Eat, drink and shop in the Engine House, or just take in the wonders of this urban wilderness.
2 The Dialogue
When you’re in need of a caffeine fix, this café is a must. Coffee aficionados won’t be disappointed. A real family affair, delicious Turkish gozleme are homemade on site by the owner’s mum. Sit and while away the hours sipping the good stuff and watching the world go by
3 Core Clapton
A wellness centre that makes you feel good just by being there. The incredibly light, bright space plays host to yoga and pilates classes, therapies to give you a boost, and is available to hire for parties when you want to let your hair down.
4 Anchor & Hope
On the banks of the River Lea (you can even arrive via water and moor outside), the Anchor & Hope boasts cask ales and a tasty menu of freshly prepared food on weekends. The riverside garden is a perfect spot for leisurely libation, and the proprietors are happy to supply you with board games to keep things lively.
5 Sodo Pizza
This small eatery is the original Sodo Pizza post where you’ll find the most delicious, crispy sourdough-based pizzas this side of London. If you can’t secure one of their few tables, the canteen style shared space allows for a fun and buzzy vibe. Don’t let the limited menu put you off, everything on there is done to perfection. Their booze list is also spot on.