Just a stone’s throw from lively Stratford Village, this delightful terrace house is a minimalist’s dream, where clean lines and a ‘less is more’ aesthetic lays the beauty of this home bare.
Tavistock Road, Stratford Village, 2 bedroom House
THE OWNER SAYS
This house was such a find for us. The neighbours are lovely; there is a community feel, and we stop for a chat in the street. And everyone parks outside their own homes –– there’s always a space.
We love living so close to West Ham Park, with its beautiful flower gardens and tennis courts. It’s convenient being close to Maryland station with the Elizabeth Line, so you can easily nip into town.
It’s a great spot, with Westfield on one side for everything we might need (and then some), plus Forest Gate on the other side, for indie shops and bakeries. Our favourite places to eat are Sawmill for coffee and great Greek food, Koi Sushi Garden and Singburi for the best Thai.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating D. Potential rating B.
In the Borough of Newham, the house falls into Band C (£1,584 in 2022/23)
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £30, Electricity £30, Water £23.
All renovations were completed by the previous owners and are only a few years old.
You’re spoilt for choice with Stratford’s abundant travel options. You can hop on the Central line, the Overground or the DLR to travel in almost every direction, and Stratford International gives you the opportunity to escape to the coast, or beyond. And the brand new Elizabeth line from nearby Maryland gives direct and speedy access across the city.
A simplicity that evokes calm welcomes you as you open the front door. The ground floor has been opened up to create a harmonious living space, with light from the sash windows flowing from front to back and ample room for clearly defined zones. The fresh, bright feel continues into the kitchen, with metro tiles complementing the contemporary style. Outside you’ll discover a courtyard garden – a sanctuary of green, perfect for soothing the day’s stresses away.
The sleek bathroom is smartly designed. We especially like the addition of the practical L-shaped bath that optimises valuable shower space. Upstairs, the principal bedroom at the front has double windows that let light pour in, and, with fitted wardrobes along one wall, it has storage space galore. The second double bedroom at the back overlooks the garden and continues the neutral palette found throughout. The house is an immaculate canvas: perfect for injecting your own individual style, just as the current owners have with bursts of colour.
Tavistock Road is brilliantly located, with pretty much everything Stratford has to offer on your proverbial doorstep. Its wealth of shops and deliciously diverse eateries are all a mere amble away. Neighbouring green spaces are home to modern iconic sights such as the ArcellorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park and the ‘Pringle’ Lee Valley Velopark. And a thriving arts scene, including the Theatre Royal, will keep you busy, as will shopping till you drop at Westfield shopping centre.
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A legacy of the Olympic Games in London, this park is a wonderland for sporty adults and little explorers. There are world class facilities for cycling, swimming and tennis as well as more relaxed activities like nature trails, play fountains and boat tours. There’s also the chance to zoom down a slide from the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture if you're feeling adventurous!
Illustrating how central creativity is to this area, Bow Arts Space hosts studios for local artists as well as a gallery. With plenty of events open to the public, come here for open gallery events and performance evenings. Up a cobbled lane in a former convent building you’ll find Carmelite Cafe where you can enjoy delicious brunches and lunches served up by welcoming staff.
This coffee house doubles up as an independent Art & Culture space, and the mix works perfectly – managing to be cosy and chilled while also being engaging and interesting. In the evening, with a licence and DJs, the vibe switches up to become a great spot to hang out pre-club.
Vegan? You would never know. The super popular, extremely delicious, vegan curry house that champions sustainability. They have a tiffin club, which lets customers get their takeaway in a reusable metal tiffin.
A large pub with groovy decor (think disco balls) that serves bottomless brunch and hosts an array of events, from yoga to drag nights.