This endlessly appealing two-double-bedroom garden maisonette, occupying the ground floor of a handsome Edwardian terrace, is within striking distance of some of North London's most coveted dining spots and green spaces.
Vartry Road, Stamford Hill, 2 Bed. Maisonette
It sounds like a cliché, but we really did fall in love with this maisonette the moment we walked through the door. It's bright and airy and has lots of character, with its kitchen arch, high ceilings and Edwardian features, and the layout works really well. We've loved spending time in the sunny south-facing garden, which is perfect for dinners with friends and has been a blessing over the pandemic, and we couldn't have asked for friendlier neighbours.
We've also really appreciated being within walking distance of so many wonderful green spaces, including Clissold and Springfield parks, and all the shops, pubs and restaurants in Stoke Newington, South Tottenham and Green Lanes—plus we're just round the corner from the beautiful Woodberry Wetlands, with its café's delicious toasties and coffee. The transport links are fantastic, with the Victoria, Piccadilly and Overground lines all within a 10-15 minute walk, making the commute into central London quick and easy.
We can only hope whoever buys our maisonette will be as happy here as we've been!
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current energy efficiency rating D, potential rating C.
In the Borough of Haringey, the property falls into Band C (£1,670.87 in 2022/23).
Leasehold (Share of Freehold), 996 years left on the lease.
Ground rent & service charge:
No monthly service charge or ground rent.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £75, Electricity £56, Water £30.
The current owners have redone the front garden with a new front wall, fence and patio. They have also redecorated the property, including a fitted bespoke kitchen worktop.
Vartry Road is minutes from Stamford Hill Overground station, with direct links to Liverpool Street. Less than a 15-minute walk away is Manor House on the Piccadilly Line or Seven Sisters on the speedy Victoria Line. Commuting by bicycle is also a viable option, with central London around a 30-minute ride away.
With its clean lines and neutral palette, this maisonette in Stamford Hill has an understated beauty that makes it both elegant and supremely functional.
Built in 1901, on the cusp of the Edwardian era, the property has plenty of pleasing original features, including painted floorboards and a delightful, curved arch in the entrance hall. With its bay window, the front reception room looks onto leafy Vartry Road, while the two bedrooms peer onto a private south-facing garden. Each room feels light, fresh and uncluttered.
N16's best bars and restaurants are within easy reach, including those along Stoke Newington Church Street, and there is plenty to keep you busy whether you are seeking a relaxed brunch or a late night. The area's diverse communities open up a world of enticing eating options, including top-notch Turkish on Green Lanes. Speaking of greenery, open spaces on your doorstep include Woodberry Wetlands and Finsbury Park, with Clissold Park only a little further and still within comfortable walking distance.
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