Brimming with Victorian charm, this delightful one-bedroom ground floor garden flat is found in the heart of Tottenham. It’s a jewel for homeowners looking for the whole nine yards – a brilliant community, pretty parklands, plus a neighbourhood full of hidden gems and an independent spirit.
Drayton Road, Tottenham, 1 Bed. Flat
This stylish home oozes charm with beautifully preserved Victorian features, colourful interiors and a private, sun-trap garden.
Large bay windows and a beautiful, working Victorian fireplace make for homey vibes and a perfect spot for cosy evenings or entertaining friends. A few steps down the hallway, the large bedroom looks out onto the sunny garden. While at the back, a smart and recently retiled bathroom sits adjacent to the cottage-style kitchen-diner. Airy and sunny and big enough to take a table, the kitchen has double doors that open onto the west-facing garden, which overflows with apple and jasmine blossom in the spring and summer months.
Drayton Road is tucked away from the main thoroughfares yet remains a short hop away from West Green Road, Tottenham High Road, and Green Lanes, offering a bevvy of indie cafes, restaurants, shops, and pubs. The nearby parklands of Downhills Park, Lordship Recreation Ground and Bruce Castle Park are welcome spaces for exercise, downtime or dog walks. And with overground and tube stations nearby, from Bruce Grove or Seven Sisters, central London is within easy reach.
THE OWNER SAYS
We love living in Bruce Grove’s lively, tight-knit community with fantastic neighbours. The house provides tons of space, storage, and natural light, while the kitchen and garden are popular spaces for parties, dinner with friends and barbecues. In recent years, we have renovated the kitchen and bathroom and decorated throughout to bring the house’s original Victorian features to life. The open fireplace in the front is a feature we love – perfect during the winter months.
There’s plenty to do either on our doorstep or within easy reach. Lordship Recreation Ground and Bruce Castle Park provide tons of space, perfect for dog lovers. Areas like Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest are a bike ride away, and the nearby canals lead up to Lea Valley or down to East London. Tottenham provides a super range of pubs, cafes and restaurants, and public transport to both east and central London is incredibly convenient.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Efficiency Rating: C.
Part of the Borough of Haringey, the property falls into Council Tax Band B (£1,4062 in 2022/23).
Current monthly utility costs: gas £46, electricity £11 and water £28.
One of two flats in the building.
Tenure & service charge:
Share of Freehold. 990 years remaining on the lease, with no ground rent and no monthly service charge.
The current owners have partly re-fitted the bathroom. Put in new wall lining, tiling, installed a heated towel rail and bath and shower suite and renovated the kitchen.
Nearby Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211-hectare nature reserve. Teeming with wildlife and offering cycle paths, walking routes and a lovely converted engine house cafe. So good, you forget you’re in London at all.
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Named after Robert the Bruce, former owner of its grounds, this remarkable Grade-I listed manor house has a long and storied history. Its owners include Henry VIII’s “Groom of the Bedchamber” and Sir Rowland Hill, inventor of the postage stamp. Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and Charles Babbage all paid visits to the castle. And on its grounds is the magnificent Bruce Castle Oak, runner-up for England’s Tree of the Year in 2018!
Fantastic home-made Italian grub about twenty minutes on foot due north. This place is a buzz of family feasting on a Friday evening – inexpensive, cheerful and properly yummy with chequered table cloths and everything.
Tucked inside Holcombe Market, this little wine and cheese stall also makes London’s most feted toasties. Choose one with raclette, nduja, ham & cornichon, truffle honey…the mouthwatering list goes on and on. Luckily, whatever you fancy will go down nicely with a glass of Beaujolais, Vinho Verde or a bit of bubbly.
“The big pub on the high road serving wicked food, showing the football and providing general good vibes,” this cosy indie boozer serves up Time Out’s best burgers in London. It also has a heated garden, regular pop-up nights (Taco Tuesdays! Wing Wednesdays!) and too many beers and ciders to count.
Inside, this “community pub” has all the usual diversions—pool table, board games, darts. But the huge covered beer garden is the real draw. Open all year round, it’s as buzzy as the pub’s name implies.