Sitting on the doorstep of one of the most-loved primary schools in the area, this remarkable three-bedroom Victorian home is rich in colour and character, with a sunny, west-facing garden to boot.
Etherley Road, South Tottenham, 3 bedroom House
Halfway down an attractive street in South Tottenham, moments from Chestnuts Park, this delightful house was built in 1903 and spans over 1,200 sq. ft. It is characterised by a sensitive but bold palette of colours and materials, from exposed brickwork to stripped, original floorboards and decorative kitchen tiling.
The ground floor is made up of a series of flexible spaces, with the two adjoining reception rooms separated by double doors that can be opened or closed depending on the occasion. While at the back, the kitchen-dining room opens onto a peaceful west-facing patio and garden through wooden, bi-fold doors. The result is a continuation of living space that connects the heart of the home with its green exterior. It is a true bohemian home, with fireplaces, ornate cornicing and pretty ceiling roses in many of the rooms. The sense of history and life is palpable.
Etherley Road is brilliantly located in this vibrant and evolving part of north London, close to Green Lanes and several local parks. Yet it is also neatly positioned for various transport links (over or underground) that can take you into town or out and away from the city.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C and a potential rating: B.
In the borough of Haringey, the property falls into band E (£1,594 in 2021/22).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £75, Electricity £45 & Water £40.
The current owners have replaced and repaired the front bay window, rebuilt the bay and replaced the window with a wooden sash window, installed a wood-burning stove, and stripped and oiled all the original floorboards. They also removed a doorway from the third bedroom, which leads to the bathroom, creating an open plan landing-cum-home office and spare room. This could easily be re-instated to make an official third bedroom and/or reconfigured accordingly.
The loft can be converted and extended to create more space and additional rooms.
THE OWNER SAYS
We have spent some of the happiest years in this beautiful home raising our daughters.
The house has an amazing character, from the architraving, working fireplaces and wide original floorboards. We have added some touches, too, like the handcrafted wooden bay with a window seat and the eco wood-burning stove in the sitting room.
Our back garden is a tranquil oasis. So much so, we often forget we are in London. It’s an explosion of flowers and colour in the summer months, filled with butterflies, birds and the occasional intrepid fox. We grow plenty of fresh herbs that go straight into our cooking. Many a sunny afternoon with friends has turned into an evening with even more friends!
We love living in this area – the community is amazing. If you have children, Chestnuts primary school at the end of the road is a social hub with parents regularly visiting the Salisbury or The Palm with kids in tow on a Friday evening. Our favourite Downhills park is five minutes away, and some great cafes are springing up too.
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This wonderful Victorian Park has a playgroup, playground, tennis courts, community cafe, and a charming lavender and rose garden, making it a place for all seasons.
Our favourite place to spend additional pennies on over-priced organic chocolate from Australia and locally brewed beer. Joking aside, the selection is good, and it’s easily one of the best local places to get quality, organic produce. You get to take all of it home in a tote – which rather tellingly reads, “Not Another Tescos.”
It began as a health food shop with a cafe as a sideshow, but the latter became so popular it grew and took over. Now, with an added a soft play area with kids’ toys and an expanded menu, it’s a huge hit with parents seeking solace in coffee and cake.
The grand establishment that is The Salisbury harks back to the days when the area was really rather posh indeed. It’s both a relief and a delight that despite various refurbishments over the years, no one has gone and done anything silly like ripping out the original, ornate, atmospheric Victorian saloon bar and décor. A wonderful pub like this is even more special when you can call it your ‘local’.
A teeny, tiny little gem of a Japanese shop and takeaway counter that’s hidden away on Phillip Lane serving amazing sushi and hot dishes. Top notch, great value and lovely fresh fish.