This four-bedroom maisonette, set across the first and second floors of a grand Victorian building, is found in the heart and soul of Walthamstow. With a private entrance, a shared garden and over 1,400 square feet of living space–including a glorious kitchen/dining room–this home delivers on its promise.
Hatherley Road, Walthamstow, 4 Bed. Maisonette
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current energy efficiency rating D, potential rating C.
In the Borough of Waltham Forest, the property falls into Band C (£1,724.39 in 2022/23).
Leasehold (share of freehold) with approx. 150 years left on the lease.
There are three flats in the building in total (including this one). All our currently owner-occupied.
Ground rent & service charge:
No monthly service charge and a peppercorn ground rent. Work is done as and when required and is split between the other two flats.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £100, Electricity £100, Water £100.
The current owner has completely rewired the property and installed new light fittings, fixtures, and a new boiler. The pipework and plumbing have been serviced and replaced where necessary, with new radiators fitted. There are new sash windows throughout, restored original floorboards, a new bathroom, a shower room and a new kitchen. A new downstairs staircase was fitted in 2022.
The home is a genuine maisonette, which means you have a private front door and a layout that spans more than one level. Here, you have two large, light-filled floors to call your own, with a configuration more akin to a house with the living space below and three (of the four) bedrooms above.
The owners are looking to downsize but stay in the same area. They have not found their next home yet.
Hatherley Road is part of Walthamstow Central. And when we say central, we mean it! You are literally moments on foot from Hoe Street and the High Street and, by extension, all the incredible and diverse offerings this wonderful neighbourhood offers.
A combination of period detailing––decorative fireplace surrounds, wood panelled doors and an ornate bannister––and contemporary functionality result in a supremely liveable yet beautiful home. The interior has been finished immaculately, with tranquil rooms and original wooden flooring, unifying each of the spaces.
Three bedrooms––two good-sized doubles and an extra single that serves just as well as a home office––occupy the top floor, with clever inbuilt storage and rooftop views. On the lower (first) floor, another double bedroom sits next to the bathroom and separate shower room, each with its own WC. Moving towards the front of the house, you find the star of the show: a beautiful reception room and kitchen-dining room flooded with light from dual-aspect windows, including an expansive bay window which looks out onto a tree-lined street below. There is also another smaller, separate living room, which is a more intimate space and is a great spot to watch a film.
At first glance, Hatherley Road is an unassuming, relaxed residential street. But the bustling epicentre of Walthamstow is just the shortest of walks away, including the timeless William Morris Gallery, the new Soho Theatre and top-notch restaurants and cafes. And when you need to head into Town, Walthamstow Central is a mere six minutes away on foot, linking you to the Victoria and London Overground lines.
THE OWNERS SAY
We can't say enough good things about how well-located this home is. You might have heard people talk about Walthamstow more generally as the perfect "twenty minute neighbourhood", where everything is within twenty minutes walk? Well, welcome to the perfect five minute neighbourhood! Everything we need, from the bakery to the yoga studio, the pottery classes in Hatherley Mews, the new Soho Theatre, the cinema, the sourdough pizza place, and of course the Tube and Overground, is less than five minutes walk away. And within fifteen minutes, you'll find the William Morris art gallery, Lloyd Park, St James Street crate park (they have a brilliant barber and Italian deli), Walthamstow Village (very Highgate), the Rose & Crown theatre pub, and the antique shop and craft beer place on Hoe Street.
Despite all of those amenities, it's a quiet and friendly place to live, with bee-friendly Cleveland Park Avenue hosting regular "Cleveland Perks" (gardening, tea, cake and so on) for that road and neighbouring streets.
There are so many things we love about this characterful property. We've never lived anywhere with better light. The kitchen and dining space is the heart of the home, with an original marble fireplace and plenty of room for dinner parties. The rooms downstairs all have lovely high ceilings, which makes the living areas feel very spacious. But I love the curious angles and nooks on the top floor - we've always wondered what it would look like with the original beams exposed.
Walthamstow is a wonderful part of London to live in, but it's also handy for all the other bits of London we like. The Overground from Walthamstow Queens Road takes us to Hampstead Heath, while the overground from Walthamstow Central is three stops from Hackney and just 15 minutes to Liverpool Street. Most importantly, the Victoria Line is a quick and reliable route directly into the centre of London via Kings Cross. We also love the great outdoors and find Walthamstow the perfect mixture of London and countryside, with Walthamstow Marshes, the Lee Valley, and Epping Forest all nearby. Living here is almost like combining your place in the country with your pied-a-terre — you're 20 minutes from hiking heaven but simultaneously 20 minutes from Kings Cross. If we weren't downsizing, we would stay in this flat forever!
Explore East London
Every neighbourhood deserves a good local, and the Chequers does the job nicely. An East London boozer with a twist. Wash down your pizzas n’ buffalo wings with a local craft ale, or get a full house at Drag Bingo.
Based in a Grade II* listed Georgian house in Lloyd Park, the William Morris Gallery is a public gallery displaying the work of English Arts and Crafts designer William Morris.
This children’s and homewares shop has a carefully curated collection of cute/funny/edgy clothes for small humans, gifts for grown-ups, interior design books and lots of Scandi-funk accessories to liven up your space.
Opened in 2006 as a “neighbourhood grocery and bistro,” the multi-award-winning eat17/SPAR shop serves up responsibly sourced and seasonal produce, gourmet fare and its own line of ready meals. But for all its hype, eat17 still Tesco price-matches everyday essentials, so eating well won’t break the bank.
Friendly, “fresh and forward-thinking,” this little wine shop has hand-picked wines by the glass and bottle, plus a host of other tipples, including beers, ciders, cocktails and Wood Street coffee. It even hosts wine tastings with cleverly paired nibbles.