Spanning the ground floor of a Victorian terraced property in Turnpike Lane is this light-filled and recently updated two-bedroom garden flat, immaculately finished with muted tones and a carefully selected palette of materials.

Mannock Road, Turnpike Lane, 2 bedroom Flat

£550,000

Under offer

THE OWNER SAYS

We’ve loved making a home at Mannock Road. The garden is a sunny sanctuary – south facing and backing onto an allotment – and is incredibly peaceful, you wouldn’t know you were five-minutes from the tube station. We spend every sunny day out here with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and it’s been a real joy to see the seasons change and wildlife come and go. If we could take it all with us, we would!

Inside, we love the period features mixed with the warm wooden floors, whilst the sunlight streams into the kitchen and the office, which has been wonderful to enjoy when working from home. The high ceilings and large storage space in the peaceful front bedroom is a godsend for anyone with a large wardrobe.

We also have real affection for our local neighbourhood. We’ve spent many evenings with friends at the Westbury, a warm and welcoming local that’s not even a five-minute walk away. Whilst the green expanses of Ally Pally and the village bustle of Crouch End are less than 30 mins on foot and where we spend most of our weekends.. If you love green spaces, great coffee or some local craft beer, then you will not be short of options in this neck of the North London woods!

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate:

The EPC gives both current and potential Energy Efficiency Rating: C.

Council Tax:

In the Borough of Haringey, the flat falls into Council Tax Band C (£1,704 in 2021/22).

Recent work:

In 2020, the current owners installed a new kitchen window to connect the space with the recently updated garden. The flat has also been redecorated including the installation of new shutters in the two bedrooms.

Tenure:

One of two in the building, the flat comes with full freehold (not shared with the flat upstairs) and 105 years left on the lease.

Service charge:

There is no service charge and if any upkeep is required to the overall property, half of the costs are covered by the other flat.

Utilities:

Current monthly utility costs run at gas £31, electricity £31 and water £32.

BRICKWORKS SAYS

Occupying the ground floor of a converted Victorian terrace is this bright two-bedroom flat, moments from Turnpike Lane’s best-loved green spaces, and with its own south-facing private garden.

At the front of the property is a generous bedroom complete with en-suite shower room. Next door is another good sized bedroom with ample built-in storage, leaving the rear section of the flat as an open-plan living–dining–kitchen space flooded with natural light thanks to a rare, rear garden-facing bay window.

The clean lines and neutral decor – classic wooden flooring, plantation shutters, crisp white bathroom tiling and matching fitted kitchen – reflect a series of understated qualities that combine to make this a striking home.

This corner of north London is defined by its traditional Victorian terraced streets and vibrant high streets but there is no shortage of green spaces to serve as an antidote to city living. Close by is Downhills Park and mere moments away is Belmont Recreation Ground, while local underground and rail stations make commuting a breeze.

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1 Downhills Park

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.

2 Beans & Barley

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.

3 Lordship Recreation Ground

'The Rec' is a generous green space with a paddling pool, playground, a BMX track and little woods for all kinds of muddy adventures and make-believe.

4 Harringay Local Store

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.”

5 The Salisbury

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’.