Tucked away on a secluded, no-through street, is this beautiful example of Arts and Crafts architecture. An incredibly well-proportioned three bedroom house in Stamford Hill dating from 1911 within an elegant but unassuming facade; rich in detailed features and substantial internal space. The craft and character within this home are breathtaking.
Stamford Grove East is nestled between Stoke Newington and Clapton and balances a family-centred community with nearby access to some of London’s most exciting independent shops, eateries and pubs. A nursery and school (Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’, respectively) are mere steps away, and a little further afield is Springfield Park bordered by the River Lea, making this a wonderful area for a family to settle.
Stamford Grove East, Stamford Hill, 3 Bed. House
There’s no doubt that the grand proportions of the entrance hall are exceptional and rare, certainly by local standards. Entered through a blue stained-glass door, you are immediately presented with a sea of terracotta tiles in a herringbone design and an exposed brick wall with open fireplace; setting the tone for an exceptional house.
It’s difficult to have a favourite bedroom, as all of them have their own unique personality, but for now, we’ll say the back double. It features a beautiful art deco ceiling detail. Added to the room’s vast size and private balcony overlooking the garden make this a wonderful master bedroom.
The atmosphere continues outside in the lush garden with several zones for different uses: connecting to the dining and conservatory, a sizeable decked patio descends to some lawn shaded by large trees, great for entertaining. Personally, we love a hideaway: there’s one here with private seating area, concealed by a trellis.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D & Environmental Impact Rating: E
Part of the borough of Hackney, the flat falls into Council Tax Band E (£1,680.15 for 2018/2019).
The property is 10 minutes’ walk to Stoke Newington station (Overground to Liverpool Street) and is just two stops from Seven Sisters (Victoria line), easily connecting you to many other areas of London. It’s also close to many convenient bus routes into Shoreditch, the City and central London.
We’ve mentioned how family-friendly the area is. Indeed, Springfield Park is nearby with access to Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe’s most extensive urban wetlands. But there is fun for adults too with plenty of grown-up amenities in and around Stoke Newington Church and High streets. Clapton is also just around the corner, opening up Chatsworth Road and other parts of Hackney.
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On one side of the River Lea is Springfield Park, a hidden gem with cricket pitch, café, pond and bandstand. On the other side is Walthamstow Wetlands, a vast wetland nature reserve and twitcher’s paradise, home to cormorants, tufted ducks, herons and dozens of other species of birds. Eat, drink and shop in the Engine House, or just take in the wonders of this urban wilderness.
A wellness centre that makes you feel good just by being there. The incredibly light, bright space plays host to yoga and pilates classes, therapies to give you a boost, and is available to hire for parties when you want to let your hair down.
When you’re in need of a caffeine fix, this café is a must. Coffee aficionados won’t be disappointed. A real family affair, delicious Turkish gozleme are homemade on site by the owner’s mum. Sit and while away the hours sipping the good stuff and watching the world go by
This small eatery is the original Sodo Pizza post where you’ll find the most delicious, crispy sourdough-based pizzas this side of London. If you can’t secure one of their few tables, the canteen style shared space allows for a fun and buzzy vibe. Don’t let the limited menu put you off, everything on there is done to perfection. Their booze list is also spot on.
Like all good bookshops this is much more than a place to buy something to read. Stoke Newington Bookshop been part of this community for 30 years, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are quick to offer reading advice. Come here for talks from local authors or to read to little ones in the lovely children’s corner.