Set within a converted Victorian school building, this glorious two-bedroom garden flat near Seven Sisters has character by the bucketload.
Vartry Road, Stamford Hill, 2 Bed. Flat
THE OWNER SAYS
We have loved every minute of living at Vartry Road and feel sad to say goodbye. We immediately fell in love with the property, with its period features and double-height ceilings. The mature garden is a magical sun trap and feels like a private oasis in the summer – it is so fun to entertain in.
The flat is close to Hackney and Stoke Newington's many bars and cafes, as well as many parks and natural spots, such as Woodbury Wetlands, where you can swim in the freshwater reservoir. Our child loves having the playground directly opposite and attending the wonderful nursery adjoining Paignton park. The transport links are brilliant, so you can be in town in no time. It's a peaceful residential area which has a strong sense of community. It feels safe and calm whilst still being relatively central.
Even on the approach, the grand facade makes quite the impression. And the spaces within, mirror the exterior's elegant proportions, with lofty ceilings and expansive, light-filled rooms. Yet, thanks to the artistic decoration and homely features such as the wood burner, it still manages to nail a cosy feel.
Take the living room. With its square bay window overlooking the private garden, it makes for a beautiful backdrop for entertaining or putting your feet up in front of the fire. Likewise, the south-facing garden fits the bill whether you're in the mood for a BBQ with friends or lounging on the lawn solo. And linking it all together, you have the combination of elegant styling and use of colour. Together, they give this home oodles of personality and elevate it into something rather special.
Leafy Vartry Road is in striking distance of two ever-popular neighbourhoods: Seven Sisters and Stoke Newington. If you're a foodie, there are options galore for tucking into local culinary delights. And with green spaces like Woodberry Wetlands and Clissold Park nearby, getting your fix of fresh air is a breeze.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Currently energy rating E. Potential rating C.
In the borough of Haringey, the house falls into Band C (£2000 in 2022/23)
Current monthly costs are approx. Gas £120, Electricity £85, Water £30
Extensive roof and guttering work have been recently completed.
Vartry Road is a short distance from Stamford Hill Overground, providing direct links to Liverpool Street. Alternatively, take the slightly longer walk to Manor House for the Piccadilly line or Seven Sisters for the speedy Victoria line. Various bus routes run from the end of the road to Stoke Newington, Hoxton and beyond.
The private garden also has side access to the front of the building, ideally for bringing in bikes or muddy dogs.
Explore North London
1 True Craft
In this crazily-good pizza joint on the West Green Road, local craft beers (like Beavertown) sit happily next to quality imports (think Weizen-style Bavarian), giving you all kinds of problems when it comes to ordering. One of the most favourite spots in South Tottenham, and rightly so, you can also 'takeaway' if you fancy.
Brilliant all day eatery, elegantly taking you from breakfast to late night cocktails.
3 Markfield Park
Being recognized as one of the best parks in the country, the award winning Markfield Park is a gorgeously leafy riverside green space nestled beside the towpath of the River Lea. Peppered with houseboats along the Lea and a plethora of wildlife, the park is also home to the historic Beam Engine Museum and the family friendly Markfield Park Cafe serving healthy snacks and homemade cakes.
4 The West Reservoir
Lush outdoor swimming spot, in the summer it even warms up enough for fair-weather swimmers.
No neighbourhood is complete without a laid back and unpretentious coffee shop and Craving certainly hits the mark but with a twist. Tucked along Markfield Rd, this industrial space with wooden tables and stools not only makes a mean espresso, they also serve an eclectic Asian fusion menu, cocktails and a super selection of beers. Pop in for a takeout morning brew before a sunny stroll along the Lea River canal walk. Sounds like a perfect Sunday morning to us.