At the end of a tree-lined street in Highbury, you’ll find this inviting one-bedroom flat, perfectly formed and stylishly updated, with a roof terrace that takes it to the next level.
Mountgrove Road, Highbury, 1 Bed. Flat
THE OWNER SAYS
It’s with a heavy heart that we part ways with our lovely flat. One thing we love most is the high ceilings and large windows which brighten up the space year-round. We love the fact that it’s located between a few vibrant neighbourhoods, beautiful parks, and a varied selection of pubs and restaurants.
The highlight of our time here has been having barbecues on our terrace late into the summer evenings. It is a private oasis which gets a lot of sun during the summer months, but we’ve maximised its use during spring and autumn to grow herbs and vegetables. We use the terrace as an extension of the flat –– it’s a great spot for reading, yoga or taking an afternoon work break in the sun.
As you step through the door of this second floor flat, your eye is led to the pleasing open plan area, where high ceilings create a sense of space and vast windows cast shafts of light, even on a grey day. The tasteful living room flows into a convenient galley kitchen, ideally positioned to be cooking while enjoying the background hum of a dinner party. The welcoming feel is enhanced by the wooden floor, echoed in the natural kitchen worktop.
But the living space doesn’t end there. A door leads onto a secluded wrap-around roof terrace, expanding the opportunities for outside living. It has the tranquillity required to escape the stresses of the day, or kick back with friends. We particularly love being able to lie in the comfortable bedroom overlooking your private nirvana. The fresh, modern bathroom is tucked away, making every inch of this beautiful Victorian conversion count.
Nestled in a peaceful pocket to the north of Islington, you won’t have to go far to sample the culinary delights, independent traders and coffee shops of Highbury Barn or the energy of Church Street, with its lively bars and restaurants. For a slower pace of life, stroll along to Clissold Park, or for higher octane pursuits, try the Castle Climbing Centre or sailing and canoeing at the West Reservoir Centre.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
Current Energy Rating D. Potential rating C.
In the Borough of Hackney, the property falls into Band C (£1,332 in 2022/23)
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £35, Electricity £35, Water £21.
The owners have update some of the decking of the roof terrace, installed a dishwasher and garden hose, and completely renovated the bathroom.
Travel options are plentiful. Equidistant between Arsenal and Finsbury Park underground stations, just a 10-minute walk away, giving you access to the Victoria line and the Piccadilly line for direct routes into town and the Overground network that spreads out across London and beyond.
Explore North London
1 Finks Salt & Sweet
Open all day every day, Finks serves up simple yet delicious morsels to an ever-growing troop of (well fed) locals. It’s a laid-back neighbourhood spot that’s serious about great food. You can happily have coffee and cake, or switch it up and have something more substantial on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. You can't go wrong.
2 Clissold Park
This lovely big Victorian Park is the centre of Stoke Newington life. A gorgeous green space packed full of family friendly delights, there's a great cafe and events centre with food and activities, a wildlife area with deer, a skate park, tennis courts and a brilliant kid’s paddling pool and playground. All kinds of events pop up here over the summer including steam fairs, and festivals of Nigerian art, Anatolian culture and literature.
3 La Fromagerie, N5
Despite its title, wonderful European cheese is not the only offering from this fabulous local deli. Cold meats, wine, pastries and bread fill this cafe/store with wonderful aromas on a daily basis. Oh, and it’s available for private hire and tasting events too!
4 Godfreys & Co
Family run butchers and is a local institution having been part of the community for over 100 years. Specialising in free-range, additive-free meat, game and poultry their produce and knowledge are first-class.
Occupying an old workshop, and still replete with sliding, wooden garage doors, Primeur is the kind of local restaurant you dream of having nearby. From the staff's understanding and knowledge of produce, grape & grain to the buzzing open kitchen, everything connects you to the culinary experience; it feels grounded and authentic. The ever-changing menu, made up of sharing plates is seriously delicious, and the wine list consistently brilliant. It is one of our most very favourite places.