Close to the action and four fantastic neighbourhoods, this two-bedroom garden flat is a lesson in design simplicity, where the good looks speak for themselves.

Turnpike Lane, Hornsey, 2 Bed. Flat




Our place is a bit of a hidden oasis, offering a peaceful and welcoming home as soon as you step through the front door. We love the space, how open and light it feels, as it floods in from all angles. It is very spacious and surrounded by the greenery of the garden, which is lovely to hang out with a morning coffee in the sun or an evening drink with friends and family.

We love how well-connected it is and how you have Green Lanes, with its vibrant bars only minutes away. Being near lots of green is one thing we love most about this area, especially walking to Alexandra Palace or Highgate Woods. But being so close to the tube station that connects us to central London within 30 minutes is perfect.


Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating C.

Council Tax:
The property falls into Band C (£1,770 in 2023/24) in the borough of Haringey.

Monthly costs are approximately £70 for electricity, £37 for gas, and £52 for water.

Leasehold with approximately 116 years left on the lease

Service charge:
£1,000 per year paid annually

In the building, there are 3 flats in total

Recent work:
The current owners have updated the windows and floors, installed a bathtub, and landscaped the garden, including a shed.

Getting around:
The location means that getting around is a doddle. Turnpike Lane Tube is minutes away, where the Piccadilly line is ready to whisk you into town. Alternatively, Hornsey Station is also right on your doorstep. National Rail services can take you directly to Moorgate or beyond when you need to get further afield.

Onward plans:
The owners are upsizing for their growing family.

Anything else:
Turnpike Lane is a busy junction, but you almost forget it's there once the front door closes.


This is a home where less is most definitely more. Thanks to a pared-back palette and the creative vision of the owners, this home draws you in from the very first moment. Whether you see an inspiring canvas or a minimalist dream, the living spaces are defined by high ceilings, generous proportions and broad sash windows. And throughout, a sense of calm pervades.

Take the eat-in kitchen. A winner on practicality and looks, it maintains a crisp feel thanks to the white, handleless units and the contrasting dark stone worktop. We love this room because of the large picture window and the connection to the garden beyond. Although at the back of the home, it feels like the centre of family life.

Elsewhere, white-washed walls combine beautifully with the wooden floors and help to bounce natural light around the internal spaces, which, aside from the living room and kitchen, include a bathroom, a separate WC and two spacious bedrooms. Outside, the garden has been shaped by someone with a passion for the outdoors, with bursts of colour in sunny spots and ferns and alike in shadier corners. It also has a mature Wisteria creeping up the external staircase and a large dining area to maximise al fresco opportunities.

Turnpike Lane sits at the crossroads of four enticing neighbourhoods: Crouch End, Hornsey/Alexandra Palace, Turnpike Lane and Harringay Green Lanes. Each has a distinct feel and flavour. We will leave it up to you to explore, but here are three places to get you started: Dusty Knuckles on Green Lanes is a bakery and café that does insanely delicious pizza – check out their ethos, too, as they provide training and mentoring for young kids who need guidance; Middle Lane Market in Hornsey for incredible cheese and wine and, above all else, the most knowledgeable (and lovely) staff imaginable. And finally, some old-school French cooking at Bistro Aix in Crouch End. Behind the red curtain, you will discover a timeless slice of French cuisine, which we hope never goes out of style. And when you need to walk it off, a stroll through Ally Pally will do nicely. The views from the top are some of the best in London.


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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