Tucked down a pretty lane in South Tottenham is this warm and welcoming two (& a half) bedroom flat. Set out on the upper two floors of a classic Victorian conversion, the home is roomy, bright and well-positioned for easy commutes, neighbourhood delights and green spaces alike.
Positioned evenly between the transport hub at Seven Sisters and two local parks, Dongola Road is an excellent spot. It forms part of a community that is enjoying something of a renaissance, with foodie-friendly pubs and restaurants popping up all over.
Dongola Road, Seven Sisters, 2 Bed. Flat
Perched above the street, the flat is one of those spaces that feels homely from the moment you step inside. The hearth-like kitchen, the exposed brick nooks, the beautifully worn floorboard: it’s full of inviting touches that exude character and calm. The layout is ideal too, with a vast, sunlit living room at the front, and bedrooms at the back and in the loft; meaning they can be quiet and restful refuges.
The location is great too. A short stroll puts you at the edge of Downhills Park and Lordship Recreation Ground, whose community hub is a favourite with families. There's no shortage of food and fun, either, with new restaurants and pubs sitting happily next to tried-and-true family-run establishments along Philip Lane and West Green Road. And with Seven Sisters tube on the Victoria Line, you can be at Kings Cross in less than 30 minutes.
THE OWNER SAYS
Dongola Road is one the nicest in the area, and we miss living there—so much so that we moved only a few roads away! The flat is close to two lovely green spaces which are great for kids and walks, and the Lordship Hub has yoga sessions, a variety of baby and toddler classes and more.
The Palm pub has just opened up around the corner, and it promises great pub food and plenty of delicious craft beer. Other personal favourites include True Craft by Seven Sisters – which serves up amazing sourdough pizzas – and Sushi Heads just down the road. It sells genuine and delicious Japanese sushi and ramen.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C & an Environmental Impact Rating:
In the Borough of Haringey, the flat falls into Council Tax Band B (£1275 for 2019).
One of 2 flats in the building, it comes with a share of freehold with an unde114 years remaining on the lease. There is no service charge or ground rent. Maintenance is done as-and-when required.
If you cycle to work, the Cycle Superhighway (CS1) begins at Seven Sisters and runs to Liverpool Street, providing a direct route into central London which is faster and safer.
Explore North London
1 With Milk
Run by two lovely sisters with North African & Tottenham roots, this sweet independent coffee shop & deli on nearby Philip Lane packs a punch serving amazing coffee roasted by Perky Blenders in local Leytonstone. With a changing menu of sandwiches, sweet treats and blooming excellent croissants that always hit the spot, the ladies also offer gluten-free options, a range of halal meats and wonderful cheeses.
2 The Palm
This is everything a local pub should be: craft beers/ales on tap, delicious food and bar snacks, and–to top it off–a brilliant team that runs it. Whenever we just “pop” in, we can’t help but stay for hours. Plus, we can assure you their Sunday Roast is pretty much perfect.
3 Sushi Heads
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.
4 Ten to One
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?
5 Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
Having recently had a massive refurbishment, the facilities are now excellent. These include three pools, a gym, sauna and an ever popular soft play area. There is also a cafe where parents can rest up and watch the kids let off steam.