On a quiet street in N19, this 2-bedroom apartment will win your head and your heart with its grand proportions and graceful interiors.
Landseer Road, Holloway, 2 Bed. Flat
THE LEGAL BIT
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At first glance, Landseer Road is an unassuming street off the Holloway Road. Yet, you soon realise it's a rather special spot. With two rows of uniform Victorian terraces and very little passing traffic, you are close to pretty much everything this corner of North London has to offer. And, possibly best of all, it's home to one of Islington's best pubs –– The Landseer Arms.
Owned by the same family for over two decades, it's easy to understand why they've held onto it for so long. Unusually spacious (101.6 sq. m) and spanning three light-filled floors, the apartment has an elegant staircase connecting each of them, from the green and pink bathroom on the first floor to the calming attic space. It's also a great home to share, with bedrooms (both comfortable doubles) at the top and bottom, sandwiching the fantastic living space in the middle.
Sitting between Archway, Stroud Green, Tufnell Park and Highbury, you're spoiled for choice with these different neighbourhoods. And, whatever you fancy –– a meal out, the cinema, theatre or just drinks, you're catered for.
THE OWNERS SAY
I have adored my years in this apartment, which has seen many incarnations, from student days with flatmates to a family home with a new baby (delivered on the stairs, no less). In more recent years, it's been the perfect rental and pied-à-terre.
From the narrow Dickensian staircase that leads into the cute (and ever-so-quiet) eaves bedroom to the wide, double windows in the living room, which flood the place with light from back to front, it's equally practical and graceful; light and airy in summer and cosy and snug in the wintry months.
There are so many places to explore, but the pull of Upper Street is always strong. A leisurely walk or short bus ride away, it's packed with culinary delights, plus the Almeida Theatre, Screen on the Green cinema and the Estorick Collection, to mention a few. In the other direction, walk up to Waterlow Park on a Sunday (where all the best life decisions are made) or Parliament Hill. Living here, you soon discover that all wishes and wants are within easy reach, and so are most parts of London, thanks to the excellent transport links.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating C.
The property falls into Band D (£1,814.39 in 2023/24) in the borough of Islington.
Current monthly costs are approx: Electricity & Gas £110-140 and Water £40.
Share of Freehold with a long lease
None. Collective work is done as-and-when and split with the co-freeholders who live in the flat below.
In the building, there are two flats in total.
The current owners repainted the front door along with internal work to freshen things up, but it was all cosmetic. The boiler is about 12 months old, and an entirely new roof was installed about eight years ago.
Several buses run from the end of the street, including the 43 that runs directly to Monument Station (right next to the River Thames) via Old Street and Angle. You also have your pick of Tube stations. Head up the hill to Archway and the Northern Line or down to Holloway and the Piccadilly Line. You are also close to Highbury & Islington, which opens up various other options, including the Overground.
Did we mention The Landseer Arms, already? It's one of our favourite hangouts: great pizza and an extensive selection of beers. Sitting outside when the sun is shining and watching the world go by is one of life's simple joys.
The property is being sold chain free.
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