Nestled between Stoke Newington and Dalston, this one-bedroom garden flat is packed with character and potential.

Brighton Road, Stoke Newington, 1 Bed. Flat

£550,000

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THE OWNERS SAY

I bought this property for multiple reasons, but the initial hook was the bedroom opening out onto the garden and the lovely, peaceful vibe. I looked at many properties beforehand, and this one just felt right.

Over the years, the flat has grown and adapted to my (and then our) needs. It was great when I was living here on my own, but the place came into its own when my girlfriend moved in. Throughout lockdown, it kept us safe and grounded. The beautiful garden, the quiet neighbourhood and all the lovely things on our doorstep. When our first child was born, we spent many happy times here. But it was probably also the moment we started to think about moving on. We knew we wanted to grow our family and would need more space one day.

The best thing about the flat is probably how peaceful it is. I was always amazed that in the back garden, you couldn’t hear anything; no road noise and even the children playing down the street always felt muted by the trees and hedges.

We still miss the flat and the area so much. But it's time for someone new to create stories here. We hope they will be as happy as we were living here.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating C.

Council Tax:
The property falls into Band C (£1,200 in 2023/24) in the borough of Hackney.

Utilities:
Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £60, Gas £60 and Water £20.

Tenure:
Share of Freehold

Service charge:
None.

Ground rent:
None.

Neighbours:
There are two flats in the building (in total). The co-freeholder upstairs has lived there for over 10 years.

Recent work:
The current owners refitted the bathroom a couple of years ago. They also installed new carpets and general redecoration.

Getting around:
With the A10 at the end of the street, Brighton Road is well connected with several major bus routes regularly running north and south, including the 67 to Tottenham, the 76 to Waterloo, and the 149 to London Bridge. A short walk takes you to Rectory Road Overground with trains to and from Liverpool Street (just 17 minutes away) or Dalston Kingsland, taking you east to Stratford or west to Clapham and Richmond.

Anything else:
The flat comes with approved planning for a side return, which the owners are happy to share if needed.

Onward plans:
The owner is selling chain-free.

THE LEGAL BIT

While we endeavour to provide accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these should be intended as a guide. Total floor plan measurements are sometimes rounded for ease, and distances are approximated. Purchasers should always satisfy themselves through personal inspection.

BRICKWORKS SAYS

If you're looking for somewhere pretty and possibilities, this one-bedroom Victorian flat in Stoke Newington could be the place. With its stripped floorboards, grand fireplaces and French doors opening onto a private rear garden, the home fulfils many wishes and wants. Yet, tantalisingly, it also offers a creative new homeowner scope to put their stamp on it and make it their own with planning permission for a side-return extension already secured.

The living space is at the front, benefitting from a south-facing bay window (complete with original shutters), bringing light deep into the open-plan kitchen in the middle of the flat. Two original fireplaces, wooden floorboards, high ceilings and cast iron radiators fill the open-plan rooms with interest and character. Steps lead down to the back of the home, where there's access to the basement (for welcome storage space), a classic Victorian-inspired bathroom and a double bedroom with double doors leading out to the back garden.

Sitting between Stoke Newington and Dalston, Brighton Road is positioned to take full advantage of both neighbourhoods. A Rolodex of options is at your fingertips, including some of North-East London's finest food and drinking spots: Jolene on Newington Green, The Londesborough in Stoke Newington and Three Sheets on Kingsland Road. And when you want to get some fresh air, it's an easy stroll to several local green spaces, including Clissold Park and Hackney Downs Park. If you fancy a longer one, push on to Highbury Fields and London Fields, which are half an hour away by foot.

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