Prepare to be charmed by this delightful two-bedroom garden flat in Stoke Newington as soon as you step through its stained glass threshold.
Carysfort Road, Stoke Newington, 2 Bed. Flat
THE OWNERS SAY
We have loved living in this flat, which is the perfect mix of period charm, comfort and practicality. The bright, sunny living area is a haven of warmth and calm, whether cosying up in winter or throwing open the double doors to host drinks or dinner in summer. The garden provides year-round colour and bird life, with evergreen trees and spring blossoms.
Thanks to its convenient layout and excellent storage, the flat has been an adaptable space for our family of four. The beautiful new kitchen and bathroom deliver functionality and aesthetic appeal sensitive to the building's original features.
Stoke Newington is a wonderful and welcoming community. Being a three-minute walk to Clissold Park and a short stroll to Church Street's cafes, pubs and shops is unparalleled for lifestyle value. We hope someone will love this special place as much as we have.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating C.
The property falls into Band C (£1,608 in 2023/24) in the borough of Hackney.
Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £100, Gas £65 and Water £46.
Share of Freehold with 993 years left on the lease.
None. Communal costs are shared 50/50 as and when required.
There is one other flat in the building.
Improvements in 2017: refinishing original floors, re-plastering, painting, fitting new bathroom and kitchen, retiling bathroom and kitchen, installing double-glazed French doors, adding second bedroom built-in wardrobes and light well.
Improvements in 2019: adding built-in wardrobes to the front bedroom.
Improvements in 2023: refurbishing side return roof including fibreglass coating, adding Velux skylights, painting hallway, bathroom, kitchen and living room.
The bus routes are numerous in the heart of Stoke Newington, including the 141 to London Bridge and the 73 west towards Oxford Circus. Catch the Overground at Canonbury to get you east and west or at Rectory Road to go north and south. Highbury & Islington links you to the speedy Victoria Line.
Carysfort Road is a friendly and community-minded street with a dedicated WhatsApp group. Everyone is keen to help each other out.
The owners are heading back to Australia, so they are selling chain-free.
If you're not immediately blown away by the fantastic location or handsome Victorian facade, the generous proportions and elegant interior are sure to win you over. High ceilings (including exquisite moulding in the main bedroom), stripped floorboards, and expansive windows give this home a warm and welcoming feel.
The communal hallway is shared with just one other flat. It is an elegant entrance with original black and white tiles and an ornate front door framed with stained glass. Inside the flat, the main bedroom is at the front, with a striking square bay window with shutters, two large built-in wardrobes and a pretty fireplace painted in a serene sage green. The sweet second bedroom is currently used as a nursery. It is a proper double with plenty of storage, making it a versatile and adaptable space. The open-plan living and dining space at the back looks out over the south-facing garden (home to a mature Magnolia tree) via French doors with a contemporary kitchen off to the left.
Situated moments from Clissold Park, this quiet tree-lined street is flanked by elegant Edwardian houses. It's a stellar spot: slap bang in the middle of Stoke Newington and Newington Green with some of London's best restaurants on the doorstep, including Perilla, Primeur and Jolene for delicious pastries. Plus, getting into town is a breeze; the 73, 476, 141 and 341 bus routes provide direct routes into the City. You can also pick up the Overground and Piccadilly lines from nearby stations.
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.
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A social enterprise/bakery run for and by women who have experienced social disadvantage. Great for lunch, morning coffee and cake (any time).
Occupying an old workshop, and still replete with sliding, wooden garage doors, Primeur is the kind of local restaurant you dream of having nearby. From the staff's understanding and knowledge of produce, grape & grain to the buzzing open kitchen, everything connects you to the culinary experience; it feels grounded and authentic. The ever-changing menu, made up of sharing plates is seriously delicious, and the wine list consistently brilliant. It is one of our most very favourite places.
This lovely big Victorian Park is the centre of Stoke Newington life. A gorgeous green space packed full of family friendly delights, there's a great cafe and events centre with food and activities, a wildlife area with deer, a skate park, tennis courts and a brilliant kid’s paddling pool and playground. All kinds of events pop up here over the summer including steam fairs, and festivals of Nigerian art, Anatolian culture and literature.
This Scandi-styled restaurant serves creative, affordable, unpretentious food in a friendly setting. A seasonal fixed-price tasting menu adds a few new twists to well-known classics. Foodies travel from far and wide to enjoy Perilla’s unique fare, so booking is essential.
This place is bread heaven! All baked on the premises, the vibe is stripped back simplicity – it’s a great pitstop for coffee and cake while you pick up your morning loaf. Arrive early though to avoid disappointment; they do tend to sell out of the favourites (the seeded rye is ours) by the afternoon.