This striking two-bedroom apartment epitomises the best of London living with its grand Victorian facade, park-side location and sleek interior.
Mountgrove Road, Highbury, 2 Bed. Flat
A stone's throw from Clissold Park and taking up the lower ground and first floor of an impressive period property, this two-bedroom garden flat features a calm, neutral palette that lets the original features shine.
Front garden steps wind down to the front door, which opens onto a bright open-plan living and dining space with French doors out to the garden, a handsome kitchen and a beautifully-restored staircase leading upstairs. On the first floor are two good-sized bedrooms and a luxurious family-sized bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate shower. The same pared-back palette runs throughout, bar the splash of blue in the nursery.
Perfectly positioned between Stoke Newington, Finsbury Park and Highbury, Mountgrove Road is a wonderful location with coffee shops, transport and green spaces galore. Local favourite, Fink’s Salt & Sweet, is just a few steps away, serving up incredible coffees and delicious morsels to eat, plus a few select pieces of homeware. Another all-time favourite, Primeur, is just around the corner, and so too is Godfreys in Highbury Barn, an award-winning butcher -- or Fromagerie and Da Mario… the list goes on! And when you need to walk off the excesses, head to Highbury Fields or the Parkland Walk –– a disused railway track turned nature reserve, for an idyllic stroll.
The Owner Says
Perfectly located between Stoke Newington and Highbury, we rarely need to venture more than one mile from our home on the weekend. The advantages of having the beloved Clissold Park just over 100 metres from our front door can’t be overstated; it’s where our young son learnt to ride a bike and where he kicked his first football.
But we’re happiest when we’re home. Nothing beats having family and friends over for lazy barbecues in the sun-soaked garden during the summer. When the weather cools, we love cosying up by the fireplace or hosting dinner parties in the spacious living area.
Points to Consider
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current energy efficiency rating: C.
Part of the borough of Hackney, the property falls into Council Tax Band D (£1,773 in 2023/24).
The neighbours own their properties and have been here for many years. They are quiet, considerate and friendly. The owner of the flat upstairs is equally warm and thoughtful.
Share of freehold. The owners are in the process of extending the underlying lease.
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas & Electricity combined, £140, Water £33.
The owners have installed secondary glazing on all south-facing windows and restored the original wooden flooring on the staircase and the whole second floor. In the garden, they’ve added a new wooden deck at the rear, laid terrazzo tiles, installed slatted wooden fencing and planted extensively.
Mountgrove Road is in Zone 2 and spoilt for choice when it comes to transport connections. Arsenal on the Piccadilly Line is your closest tube and the station the current owners use the most. Only a little further, Finsbury Park is unofficially the best-connected hub in North London. You can pick up the Victoria and Piccadilly lines, National Rail, and numerous bus services. Talking of buses, a stop for the 141 bus is a 2-minute walk from the property and gets you into the City in 25 mins.
The area is blessed with several Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ schools and others that are well-regarded by local families. These include, Gillespie, Ambler, St John’s.
THE LEGAL BIT
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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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.
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.
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