Situated on the banks of the River Lea, this brilliant two bedroom flat has been thoughtfully refurbished throughout, accentuating space and light. The proportions are great, and it’s hugely practical due to generous amounts of built-in storage.
Armadale Close, Tottenham Hale, 2 Bed. Flat
Stylishly refurbished and brilliantly reconfigured by the current owners, all the essentials are taken care of including wooden flooring, an entirely new kitchen and bathroom plus tons of storage. We love the clean lines of the kitchen with the aqua accent of the self-patterned tiles. Everything about this flat has been tastefully thought through, and yet there is still room to add your own stamp and personality.
The setting is truly fantastic, surrounded by nature and with easy, accessible transport links, it strikes a perfect balance of living in an up and coming area of north London and feeling like you are almost in the countryside.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The flat has an Energy Efficient Rating: C & Environmental Impact Rating: B
Part of Haringey Council, the property is in Council Tax Band B (£1,185.54 for 2017/2018)
There are eight flats in the block. The flat is Leasehold (94 years remain on the term). The Freeholder is Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey are the managing agents. Service Charge is £99pcm & Ground Rent £10pa.
The current owners have done a fantastic job with the refurb of this flat, so everything is ready to go! All renovation work has been approved by 'Homes for Haringey' and all the relevant paperwork to support this is available.
Tottenham Hale Station is an 8-minute walk (0.4 miles) where you can connect directly to Stratford and Stanstead Airport, as well as Liverpool Street and Kings Cross. The latter two are reachable in around 15 minutes, station to station. Oh, and the rail line is now electrified so much quieter.
There are significant regeneration plans afoot for Tottenham Hale which will transform the current area around the station into a proper town centre. It's being developed by Argent, the developers behind Kings Cross Central and will be a long-term investment. The plans include the demolition of the existing retail park and building of a new town centre with a public square and civic buildings. Also, Crossrail 2 has a planned station at Tottenham Hale, though nothing is yet set in stone.
The National Cycle Route Number 1 runs past the flat, and it's only 15 minutes’ ride to Hackney and Walthamstow so great for those who cycle to work.
THE OWNERS SAY
What we love most about living here is how quiet and green the area is. We love the view from the balcony over the trees and lakes of Walthamstow Wetlands towards the city skyline and often sit on our balcony on sunny mornings watching the boats go by. We have a local residents nature group who take care of the upkeep of local nature spots.
Even though it’s only one stop from Liverpool Street, it sometimes feels like we’re on the edge of London. It’s a real joy to be surrounded by trees, open space and water. And transport couldn't be easier with fast connections into The City and West End, plus the Stanstead Express just a stone's throw away.
The area is changing fast, and interesting new places are popping up all the time like Craving Coffee, the Beavertown Brewery and the new climbing centre.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
Explore North London
No neighbourhood is complete without a laid back and unpretentious coffee shop and Craving certainly hits the mark but with a twist. Tucked along Markfield Rd, this industrial space with wooden tables and stools not only makes a mean espresso, they also serve an eclectic Asian fusion menu, cocktails and a super selection of beers. Pop in for a takeout morning brew before a sunny stroll along the Lea River canal walk. Sounds like a perfect Sunday morning to us.
Matt and Rachel Ho founded Craving Coffee as a mobile cart in 2014. It has since grown into a full-fledged café in Gaunson House Studios and serves up what most locals insist is the best coffee in London. It also hosts a carousel of pop-up restaurants specialising in street food from around the globe.
Being recognized as one of the best parks in the country, the award winning Markfield Park is a gorgeously leafy riverside green space nestled beside the towpath of the River Lea. Peppered with houseboats along the Lea and a plethora of wildlife, the park is also home to the historic Beam Engine Museum and the family friendly Markfield Park Cafe serving healthy snacks and homemade cakes.
All quaint and Tudor-y, this micropub is actually situated in what used to be a 1920s public toilet. (They don’t make ’em like they used to…) Renowned for its surprisingly large selection of beer and an absolutely delicious Sunday Roast, this eccentric wee gem could be your new local.
The eponymous Bernie Grant Arts Centre, founded by the Tottenham Labour MP during the 90s, was designed by David Adjaye and was built to showcase the best of independent and international arts with a focus on culturally diverse practice. There is a fantastic arthouse cinema, dance and theatre auditorium and cafe/bar/shop. All well worth a visit in our opinion.