A picture-perfect, two-bedroom flat spanning the two upper floors of a Victorian terrace house on the Harringay Ladder. Moments from a smashing array of amenities on Green Lanes, this lovely first home has plenty of leafy parks nearby, and great transit links to central London.
Pemberton Road, Harringay Ladder, 2 bedroom Flat
This light-filled and immaculately finished two-bedroom flat is a jewel nestled into the wonderful community of the Harringay Ladder and is steps from one of the most unique and thriving streets in London – Green Lanes.
Beautifully laid out, the flat’s footprint creates an effortlessly spacious interior and with windows peppered throughout, every corner feels illuminated. The open plan living / kitchen / dining space, undoubtedly the heart of the home, is soaked in light by its pretty southeast-facing bay window and whitewashed wooden floors. A few steps down to the back of the flat, a stunning marble-lined bathroom rests beside a sumptuous, green bedroom. Further up into the loft, this versatile space is completed by its own ensuite shower room. This could moonlight as a principle bedroom or a quiet office-come-lounge nook, perfect for working from home.
The apartment profits from being close to both over and underground rail stations as well as flourishing Green Lanes, home to a smorgasbord of super restaurants, eclectic food shops, pubs and cafes, including the iconic Victorian Salisbury Hotel & Pub with its cosy velvet-lined corners and fireside armchairs.
With no shortage of green spaces nearby, the Parkland Walk, picked up in Finsbury Park, allows for leafy strolls up to Ally Pally via Crouch End, Highgate and Muswell Hill. For those who enjoy a spot of wild swimming, the nature-filled Woodberry Wetland ponds and their neighbouring Castle Climbing Centre lie moments away.
THE OWNER SAYS
We fell in love with this lovely flat when we walked in because of how big and bright it felt. We are part of a strong community here and are surrounded by wonderful neighbours on the street and are often involved in planning street parties and get-togethers.
The flat is very well connected with a train line that goes straight to Old Street and Moorgate, the Overground to either Gospel Oak (a quick walk from Hampstead Heath) or Walthamstow. The Victoria and Piccadilly lines are also only a short walk away.
We’ve loved our daily walks around Finsbury Park, made even sweeter with a takeaway coffee and croissant from The Dusty Knuckle Bakery. The Harringay Local Store has been feeding our natural wine and cheese habits for three years. We’ve tried a handful of the Turkish restaurants on Green Lanes – and none of them disappoint! We’ve also been spoiled for choice when it comes to pubs, The Salisbury and the Faltering Fullback are two favourites.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C.
In the Borough of Haringey, the flat falls into Council Tax Band C (£1670.87 in 2022).
Current monthly utility costs run at gas £60, electricity £60 and water £38.
One of two in the building, the flat is leasehold with 122 years remaining on the lease.
There is £250 annual ground rent and a £500 annual building insurance charge.
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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’.
Their second location, shares more of the good stuff: a bakery and café by day, a pizza and wine spot by night. The Dusty Knuckle is a purpose-driven business, helping at-risk youth take forward steps in their lives through on-the-job training and mentorship. Insanely popular, and utterly delicious there isn't anything about his place we don't like.
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.”
This little café is a real local favourite. Its delicious pastries and award-winning Ozone coffee get almost as much love as its friendly service. But First Coffee is just around the corner from Harringay station, so you can get to know your new neighbours by making it part of your morning routine.
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.