A short stroll from Highgate Village, this two-bedroom home has been given a dose of tender loving care by the current owners and is charming inside and out.

Despard Road, Archway, 2 Bed. Flat


Under offer


Updated by the current owners, the flat has been thoughtfully renovated and tastefully decorated, from the contemporary kitchen with cupboards galore to the bathroom that befits a boutique overnight stay. We particularly love the choice of tiles –– cool blue in the modern bathroom and midnight hues in the kitchen.

The living space has ample room for kicking back or entertaining with friends and benefits from double windows that fill the place with light. The split-level footprint enhances the sense of space, and the two large, stylish bedrooms on separate floors make the layout hugely adaptable.

Despard Road is a stone's throw from lively Archway, packed with handy shops and stores, but is also within easy walking distance to some seriously desirable neighbourhoods. Take in the history at the cemetery and atmospheric pubs of Highgate, or enjoy the village vibes of Crouch End. And when you're done sampling the myriad eateries and drinking holes in the area, head to Hampstead Heath for fresh air and gorgeous city views from Parliament Hill.


We have loved living in this flat and making it our own. The spacious layout on two levels immediately gave us the feeling of living in a house, and some features made all the difference; the separate kitchen, the quiet back bedroom, and the large south-facing windows in the living room. Despite being so close to the buzz of Archway, we've found the flat feels very quiet.

What we enjoy most is the easy access to London's best green spaces, the community feel of our road and lovely neighbours, and the many pubs and restaurants of Archway, Highgate, Tufnell Park and Crouch End.


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

Council Tax:
The property falls into Band D (£1814 in 2023/24) in the borough of Islington.

Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity £35, Gas £50 and Water £36.
These figures naturally change seasonally during the year.

Share of freehold

Service charge:
None. Maintenance costs, etc, are split evenly as and when required.

Ground rent:

In the building, there are two flats in total.

Recent work:
The current owners have installed a new kitchen and bathroom as well as a new fusebox. They’ve also updated the carpets and sash windows. Externally, the flat roof has been recently renewed. The sash windows have also been updated to double-glazed.

Getting around:
You couldn't get much closer to the Underground, only a five-minute walk away. Jump on the Northern line at Archway and explore the city, or be in town in 30 minutes. Alternatively, Upper Holloway links you to the Overground network and the Barking to Gospel Oak line.

Onward plans:
The owners are upsizing for their growing family and have found their next home already.

Anything else:
Waterlow Park is a 26-acre green space in the heart of Highgate Village. Given to the public in 1889 by Sir Sydney Waterlow (hence the name) as "a garden for the gardenless", it remains integral to the lives of many local residents. The views of the city skyline on clear days are really something to behold.


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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