Fabulously situated within walking distance of Upper Street, Kings Cross and Hampstead Heath, this bright and cheery 3-bedroom 1970s maisonette is set over two levels and provides a quiet respite from London life, with two private patios and a large leafy communal garden.

Hungerford Road, Islington, 3 bedroom Maisonette

£550,000

Under offer

BRICKWORKS SAYS

Tucked back from a pretty tree-lined street, this light-filled three-bedroom maisonette provides oodles of space with its streamlined 1970s layout.

Beautifully renewed flooring graces the freshly remodelled kitchen/dining area on the ground floor, perfect for hosting leisurely lunches or cosy dinners with friends. Benefitting from double aspect windows, the room is wonderfully bright, as is the adjoining living room, which leads directly onto a sunny, private garden patio.

Upstairs, the flat has three light-filled bedrooms, with a layout suited to a variety of needs: a growing family, guests rooms or a dedicated home office; plus a freshly refurbished bathroom with a soaking tub.

Close to many wonderful amenities, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Caledonian Park and its woodlands, meadows and community orchard are moments away. Holloway Road has an emerging restaurant scene, not to mention the bars, cafes and independent shops along Islington High Street and Upper Street. The vibrant Kings Cross and Coal Drops Yard provide lashings of choice for restaurants and bars, all perfectly walkable for an evening stroll down to dinner. A 5-minute bike ride will take you to Hampstead Heath, where its ponds and sweeping views over the city can be enjoyed. Meanwhile, when you need to get further afield, the Piccadilly Line at Caledonian Road will take you straight into the city.

THE OWNER SAYS

We have hosted many happy lunches and dinners with friends in the light-filled dual aspect kitchen/diner area, which we will miss greatly.

The property backs onto a large communal garden which affords a private and peaceful atmosphere. Waking up to birdsong is such a treat each morning. And, we love having a huge storeroom to keep all of our extra bits in – so many friends have commented enviously on how convenient and easy it is!

The location is perfect for so much, whether that’s treats from Half Cut Market or super fresh bread at Bread by Bike just round the corner, an easy walk for dinner down at Kings Cross or a quick bike ride for a swim in Hampstead Heath ponds.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate:

Energy efficiency rating: C and a potential rating: C

Council Tax:

In the Borough of Islington, the property falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,457.90 in 2021/2022).

Recent work:

The current owners have put in a new kitchen and bathroom, decorated throughout including new flooring and extended the lease.

Tenure:

One of six flats in the building, the flat has 175 years remaining on the lease.

Service charge:

There is £10 annual ground rent and a £101 monthly service charge.

Utilities:

Current monthly utility costs run at gas £30, electricity £35 and water £45.

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