This remarkable three-bedroom Victorian terraced home in Tottenham, defined by its calm and considered spaces, has a remodelled open plan kitchen-living room and a glorious west-facing garden.
Woodside Gardens, Tottenham, 3 Bed. House
From the outside, this elegant Victorian house in Tottenham, with its painted-brick facade, turret-style roof and a tiled front path, is instantly captivating. And this positive first impression continues inside, with an extensive remodelling that has resulted in a series of well-connected and flowing spaces. The living room with its wood burner leads to an attractive central dining area that links with the kitchen and ends with a breakfast bar and bay-window snug. Each zone is flooded with light.
At the back, the internal space unfolds onto a large, west-facing garden with a patio, lawn and mature planting. It’s a glorious place to relax and unwind. Upstairs, the current owners have continued the carefully considered palette with flashes of colour and pattern in each of the three double bedrooms and the family-sized bathroom.
Woodside Gardens occupies a position in the heart of Tottenham, with an impressive (and growing) collection of local pubs, restaurants and shops nearby. Local parks include Lordship Recreation Ground and Downhills, while Tottenham Marshes are only a short bike ride away. If you need to get further afield, reaching central London is straightforward with various transport options, including Bruce Grove station, which is moments away and offers a direct link to Liverpool Street station.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current energy efficiency rating: C & potential rating: B.
Part of the borough of Haringey, the property falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,880 in 2022/23).
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas & Electricity £200 and Water £23.
The current owners have installed double glazing in all windows. There are also new external doors downstairs. An internal wall has been removed, and a steel support added to open up the downstairs living space. Also, a new kitchen, downstairs toilet and upstairs bathroom have been fitted. Work was also done to install a new boiler, radiators, and a wood burner.
Many houses on the street have converted the loft, so there is precedent (subject to the usual consents).
THE OWNER SAYS
We’ve loved living here for the past seven years. The area has changed so much (for the better) and there’s always something to do. There’s so much more green space than you’d think with the marshes and three local parks nearby and it’s just so quick and easy to get everywhere with the overground less than a five-minute walk away, getting you into Hackney and the city, and Seven Sisters just 15 mins on foot for central London.
We adore our son’s nursery – Dorset Hall Parkside – and spend much of our time at our local coffee shop With Milk, True Craft for pizza, The Palm pub and Sushi Heads for the best sushi around. Bruce Grove is also handy with many shops and great pubs like The Bluecoats, The Beehive and The High Cross. Tottenham Hale is also a short walk away and there’s a lot changing there. The area feels really exciting at the minute – we can’t wait to see what the new public toilet coffee shop on Bruce Grove will be like!
We’ve completely renovated the house making it into a lovely and open family home, and because it’s on the corner, we have a really good size garden – compared to the surrounding houses – which has been host to many parties and barbecues! There’s sunshine around the house and garden almost all day, and we think the loft could make an incredible third floor.
Explore North London
1 San Marco
Fantastic home-made Italian grub about twenty minutes on foot due north. This place is a buzz of family feasting on a Friday evening – inexpensive, cheerful and properly yummy with chequered table cloths and everything.
2 The Beehive
Inside, this “community pub” has all the usual diversions—pool table, board games, darts. But the huge covered beer garden is the real draw. Open all year round, it’s as buzzy as the pub’s name implies.
3 With Milk
Run by two lovely sisters with North African & Tottenham roots, this sweet independent coffee shop & deli on nearby Philip Lane packs a punch serving amazing coffee roasted by Perky Blenders in local Leytonstone. With a changing menu of sandwiches, sweet treats and blooming excellent croissants that always hit the spot, the ladies also offer gluten-free options, a range of halal meats and wonderful cheeses.
4 The Bluecoats
“The big pub on the high road serving wicked food, showing the football and providing general good vibes,” this cosy indie boozer serves up Time Out’s best burgers in London. It also has a heated garden, regular pop-up nights (Taco Tuesdays! Wing Wednesdays!) and too many beers and ciders to count.
5 Bruce Castle
Named after Robert the Bruce, former owner of its grounds, this remarkable Grade-I listed manor house has a long and storied history. Its owners include Henry VIII’s “Groom of the Bedchamber” and Sir Rowland Hill, inventor of the postage stamp. Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and Charles Babbage all paid visits to the castle. And on its grounds is the magnificent Bruce Castle Oak, runner-up for England’s Tree of the Year in 2018!