Down a pretty tree-lined lane near Stoke Newington Common is this three-bedroom, split-level flat with private garden. Serene and space-conscious, its clever layout makes it a great choice for social souls who also crave a bit of privacy.
Minutes from both Stoke Newington and Clapton stations—as well as countless shops and eateries along the high street—the flat is also within walking distance of wild, wonderful Abney Park Cemetery. So even the surroundings are by turns buzzy and tranquil.
Durlston Road, Stoke Newington, 3 Bed. Flat
With a unique, split-level floorplan that balances social living with private space, this three-bedroom home with garden feels more like a quiet cottage than a flat near bustling Stoke Newington.
Light and bright with a natural flow, it’s a model of pared-back design that sets off some striking period details. A handsome fireplace, elegant ceiling roses and honey-toned wood floors coexist happily alongside the sleek modern kitchen and bathrooms. The bedrooms are pin-drop silent, particularly the standalone master suite. And the peaceful patio garden is filled with sunlight and birdsong all year round.
A stone’s throw from all the shops, restaurants, cafes and bars along Stoke Newington High Street, you are also within walking distance of two Overground stations, which puts Liverpool Street less than 30 minutes from the doorstep. The Victorian splendour of Abney Park Cemetery is nearby, too: perfect for contemplative walks (even with a canine companion in tow).
THE OWNERS SAY
Everyone always remarks on what an amazing, warm, welcoming vibe the flat has. The layout is perfect for people who want space to come together and space to be alone. The bedroom downstairs is the ultimate sleep cave: cool, dark and silent. But our favourite room is the study/cinema room. It’s quiet and cosy, and perfect for shutting yourself away from the world to work or watch a film.
In the mornings, you can hear birds singing in the garden. It’s especially wonderful in the spring and summer, of course, when it warms up. Plus, the street is quiet and friendly with a regular, neighbourhood get-together. We’re really going to miss them!
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: B and Environmental Impact Rating: B.
In the Borough of Hackney, the flat falls into Council Tax Band D (£1454.86 yearly or about £121 per month).
One of only two in the building, the flat has a share of freehold and no service charge.
Explore East London
1 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.
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 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.
4 The Crooked Billet
An absolute stalwart for anyone in E5, this long-standing pub has something for all seasons, whether that’s a beer in the garden in summer, or a cosy fire to sit around in winter. Expect gastro pub grub, decent ale, and good vibes.
5 Stoke Newington Bookshop
Like all good bookshops this is much more than a place to buy something to read. Stoke Newington Bookshop been part of this community for 30 years, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are quick to offer reading advice. Come here for talks from local authors or to read to little ones in the lovely children’s corner.