This jewel box, two-bedroom apartment sits within a majestic pink mansion block in Tufnell Park. Close to so much good north London stuff, it is super-stylish inside and out.
Anson Road, Tufnell Park, 2 Bed. Flat
On the second floor of a Victorian building dating back to 1904, this charming apartment has all the notes of high Victorian architecture as well as pattern, texture and modern flair.
Internally, the layout is conducive to a variety of needs, whether configured as a luxurious one-bed or practical two-bed. The stand alone reception room provides ample space for entertaining, whether relaxing with family or hanging out with friends. And with an attic and shared basement, there's plenty of storage space above and below. Outside, the gorgeous communal garden is beautifully-maintained and great for mini-beasts (children and animals) to run around.
Anson Road is in a leafy pocket between Tufnell Park, Holloway and Brecknock Roads. The location means you are in a tranquil spot amid the hustle and bustle of the city all around you, and with Hampstead Heath within walking distance, you have access to one of London's true green wildernesses. For more everyday considerations, Fortess Road is nearby, offering an array of eateries and independent stores. While only a little further, Holloway Road has a growing number of excellent shops and cafes, including Providence and Spoke.
THE OWNERS SAY
We're sad to leave our beautiful flat, but a growing family means we need more space for the future.
There's no shortage of things to do nearby and we've spent many weekends on Hampstead Heath or just wandering around the cafés and bakeries in the area - usually ending up in the Tufnell Park Tavern for a rest!
The building has everything we've needed over the years: a huge garden for the children and an attic and basement for storage; plus the other residents in the building are kind, friendly and always willing to lend a hand.
We adore this flat and the surrounding area and we are hoping to pass it on to someone who can find the happiness that we've had here for many years to come.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C and a potential rating: B.
In the borough of Islington, the flat falls into Band D (£1,710.24 in 2022/23).
Share of Freehold with approx. 956 years left on the lease.
Ground rent & service charge:
Ground rent is £0 a year & service charge is £110 per month, including interior and exterior redecoration, cleaning of communal areas and garden maintenance.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £60, Electricity £60, Water £40.
The owners have recently redecorated the flat, including installing a new bathroom. They also refurbished the sash windows in 2020.
Getting around is a breeze with countless bus routes and three tube stations less than a 20-minute walk away. With Upper Holloway Overground Station and Thames Link from Highbury & Islington also close by, wherever you're going, it's going to be easy to get there.
Mansion blocks are less common than period conversions, but they have some notable advantages. Foremost, the layout has been expressly designed and not carved out of an existing property, the latter of which can result in ill-conceived configurations. You also get better sound insulation (above and below) as the floors were originally created to divide individual dwellings. Lastly, in this case, you get wonderful natural light as you are up on the second floor.
Explore North London
There’s a sunny beer garden in the back of this corner pub near Tufnell Park tube, and the food has a distinctly Mediterranean flair, thanks in part to the wood-fired pizza oven. Families, four-legged friends (including Stevie, the resident cat) and celebrities (notably Bill Nighy and Jeremy Corbin) are all welcome.
This lovely shop also has own gallery space and hosts events, and the workshop has been serving the community for nearly 30 years. So you can trust them with everything that adorns your new walls.
Open since 1980, this wonderful independent store has been selling natural food, remedies and household products that are healthier for you and healthier for the environment. Over the years, they have built up strong relationships with local suppliers, so the quality of produce is top-notch. Oh, and provided you are local, they will deliver organic veggie bags to your door.
This family-owned boutique has been going strong since the 1980s and offers an expertly curated selection of womenswear from contemporary brands including APC, Bella Freud, Ulla Johnson, Margaret Howell, Isabel Marant and YMC.
A lively, multi-purpose venue to go a see a live show, grab a pizza, drink beer, or explore their extensive whisky offering.