With crisp white walls and stripped floorboards, this elegant three-bedroom house in Tottenham offers modernised period charm in a spot-on location.
Woodside Gardens, Tottenham, 3 Bed. House
On the edge of a quiet street in Bruce Grove, this traditional three-bedroom terrace has a cool and calm interior, benefitting from beautiful Victorian features and modern touches for group living. It has the wonderful advantage of not being overlooked by any other houses at the front with its top-of-a-slope vantage point.
The sunny south-east facing living room is a delight to be in, with its stripped floors, charming fireplace and bespoke built-in alcove units. It flows into a formal dining room that peeks over the lovely garden, offering diners a glimpse of green. The kitchen is flanked with contemporary units and wooden worktops, providing any future owner ample storage space. On the first floor, the bathroom was renovated with a spa bath, perfect if you love to wallow in the warmth, while the three joyful bedrooms all feature fireplaces and column radiators. The garden has been completely transformed with decking, lawn and an abundance of trees and shrubs.
Woodside Gardens is located in the heart of Tottenham, within minutes of Bruce Grove station. With several parks in close proximity and the Tottenham Marshes a short stroll away, there’s a surprising amount of greenery for such a well-connected spot! And you’re not short of pubs and restaurants either as Tottenham’s quickly becoming a go-to destination for delicious food and craft beer. Top picks include - True Craft for regularly rotating beers and perfected sourdough pizza, The Bluecoats Pub for burgers and pints in a former Victorian school, and Kinome for incredible Japanese food - make sure you try the sushi tacos!
THE OWNERS SAY
We've loved living in this house and would transport it to our new area - if we could. Its high ceilings make it feel super-spacious and the period features such as cornicing and fireplaces are very special. We've fully transformed (and thoroughly enjoyed) the west-facing garden, which started off with just two trees. It becomes a lovely place to be in the spring and summer.
The area is vibrant, creative and has changed lots since we've been here. We are a short walk from Lordship Rec and Downhills Park and in the catchment area for some great schools (including one directly opposite our house!). The street has a lovely community feel with an annual street party and very active WhatsApp group that warmly welcomes newcomers.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating D. Potential Energy Rating B.
The property falls into Band D (£1,992 in 2023/24) in the borough of Haringey.
Current monthly costs are approx.: Electricity and Gas combined £300, and Water £46.
The current owners fitted a new bathroom three years ago, which includes a spa bath as well as completely redoing the garden.
Tottenham is a fantastic transport hub with several different tube and rail lines, bus links and cycle lanes. Bruce Grove Overground gets you into Liverpool Street via Hackney in 23 minutes, while the Victoria Line from Seven Sisters whizzes you into Kings Cross in under 10 minutes. There are several excellent bus routes on the High Road just moments away by foot.
Bruce Grove Primary is a popular local school just across the road, while The Willow Primary, which comes highly rated, is an excellent option a short stroll away. Harris Academy Tottenham is a local secondary.
THE LEGAL BIT
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Named after Robert the Bruce, former owner of its grounds, this remarkable Grade-I listed manor house has a long and storied history. Its owners include Henry VIII’s “Groom of the Bedchamber” and Sir Rowland Hill, inventor of the postage stamp. Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens and Charles Babbage all paid visits to the castle. And on its grounds is the magnificent Bruce Castle Oak, runner-up for England’s Tree of the Year in 2018!