Behind this townhouse's handsome facade is an inviting three-bedroom flat. Tasteful and tranquil, it has the added bonus of a secluded roof terrace to enjoy the surrounding cityscape.
Grafton Road, Kentish Town, 3 Bed. Flat
As you approach this beautiful Victorian terrace, you notice its cast iron railings and statuesque frontage, entirely in keeping with the rest of the conservation area in this coveted part of Kentish Town. Inside are plenty of pleasing original features, such as the large sash windows that bathe the rooms in light and an eye-catching fireplace in the large living room.
The whole flat has a welcoming feel thanks to carefully chosen design details. The bright and modern kitchen has a splash of Mediterranean blue, and the family-sized bathroom features a double sink – so often the key to happy co-living! The bedrooms brim with taste and character, and the arrangement of the flat over three floors only enhances the sense of space. When you crave a bigger expanse, head outside to the sun-trap roof terrace to take in the city's skyline.
Grafton Road lies in a picturesque spot between Kentish Town, Camden and Primrose Hill, with all those distinct neighbourhoods have to offer close at hand. Locally the array of deliciously international restaurants, cafes for coffee lovers and breweries for those who take their beer seriously should be enough to keep you busy. But you don't have to stray too far to enjoy the delights of nearby neighbourhoods or the green pastures of Regents Park, Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath.
THE OWNER SAYS
We fell in love with the unique set-up of the property – each room is light-flooded and we love opening all the windows to have a fresh breeze going through the house on warm days. The flat feels airy and spacious and the roof terrace offers a beautiful green space in the middle of the city.
We enjoy strolling across to Camden market, Hampstead Heath or Regent's Park, which are all within walking distance. There are great places nearby to go for a coffee or a meal. We particularly love the cosy Curzon cinema, a meander along the canal and having music venues right on our doorstep.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current energy rating D. Potential rating C.
In the borough of Camden, the property falls into Band D (£1,788 in 2022/23)
Leasehold with 100 years left on the lease.
There are two flats in the building in total (including this one).
Ground rent & service charge:
Service charge is £682.52 per year. Ground rent is £10 per year.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £90, Electricity £70, Water £29.
The owners have carried out extensive refurbishment of the flat, including a new kitchen, bathroom, and boiler. The property has been rewired and redecorated throughout. They have also updated the communal area, installed new cast iron railings, and created the roof terrace garden.
Take your pick! The house is moments from Kentish Town West Overground station, and Gospel Oak is only a little further away. On the Northern Line and Thames Link, Kentish Town is also a handy option and only a short walk away.
The flat is close to Little Garden Day Nursery (Ofsted Outstanding), and an N Family Club nursery will open around the corner on Leighton Road in the Spring of 2023. For days out, London Zoo is a 15-minute walk towards Regents Park, while Kentish Town City Farm is on Grafton Road. Both are excellent options for entertaining little ones. The area is also well known for exceptional schools, including the Collège Français Bilingue de Londres.
Regents Canal is London's most iconic waterway. In recent years, it has morphed into one of the Capital's great walking/cycling routes, whether heading east towards Kings Cross and beyond or west towards Little Venice. You can pick it up from Camden, half a mile away.
Explore North London
1 The Grafton
This beautifully restored, Victorian public house is found in the heart of Kentish Town. Two bars: upstairs and downstairs (plus a lovely roof terrace) and the food is very good indeed.
2 The Fields Beneath
This fab coffee shop is one of the best in KentishTown. Tucked under the arches next to Kentish Town West, it is a local favourite and bit of a hidden secret. Delectable pastries, seriously good coffee and a warm atmosphere make this a winner.
3 Ladies & Gentlemen
What a brilliant idea: a cocktail bar in the disused Victorian lavatories on the Kentish Town roundabout. Cool. Tasty. Historical. Plus, they serve homemade sausage rolls. What’s not to love?
4 Black Gull Books
New, used and vintage tomes line the shelves of this stacked-to-the-rafters bookshop. A labour of love that shows in every pencil-priced volume, it’s a happy holdover from a bygone era where browsing is much more leisurely and rewarding than anything you’ll find online. Don’t know what you’re looking for? Perfect. You’re sure to find it at Black Gull.
5 Knowhere Special
This much-loved, underground nightspot has re-opened after prohibitive rents saw it close in 2015. We are delighted. And so too are the rest of the north London bar flies.