This light-filled, high-ceilinged, one-bedroom apartment is located on leafy Bishops Road, a stone’s throw from both Highgate tube station as well as the village. The current owner has recently carried out a thoughtful, stylish renovation of the home, retaining the original features, whilst updating the kitchen, bathroom and the heating system.
Setting the Scene
This Victorian house is now home to three flats, all of which own a share of the freehold. The façade is characterised by its pale brick, a lovely bay window and an ornate, raised entrance.
The apartment is nestled on one of Highgate’s sought-after, tree-lined roads, in an area that has retained its distinctly ‘villagey’ feel, despite its close proximity to the centre of London. The expansive green spaces of Hampstead Heath, Waterlow Park and the beautiful Highgate Woods are all close by. The centre of Highgate is arranged around a collection of Georgian buildings, now home to numerous shops, pubs, restaurants and handsome residential streets. The area is perhaps most famous for its Victorian cemetery, where notable people such as Karl Marx and George Eliot are buried. The apartment is approximately 5 minutes walk from Highgate tube (Northern line).
The Grand Tour
Entry is through a white-painted door at the top of a set of steps and into a wide entrance hall. The apartment runs the width of the building, enjoying morning sun to the front, and the afternoon and evening sun to the rear.
The original fireplace, complete with decorative tiles, provides a focal point for the sitting/dining room alongside the bay window. Fitted cupboards and shelves have been installed in the alcoves on each side of the fireplace. The room has generously high ceilings and feels wonderfully bright and airy as a result.
A hallway leads through the apartment to the kitchen. This room has also undergone a recent renovation and comprises a smart grey/green Bulthaup kitchen, with new worktops. Elegant rectangular tiles form a splashback, set against open wooden shelves. A sash window frames green views over neighbouring gardens and trees.
The bedroom, which also enjoys a large window, has been fitted with elegant pink-painted fitted cabinets. While the bathroom reflects the kitchen with a cork floor.
Out and About
Highgate Village has a wide variety of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, including wine shop Bottle, popular pub The Flask, and fruit and veg shop Greens of Highgate. There is also The Grocery Post on Archway Road, which serves good coffee and groceries. There are excellent schools in the area, including Highgate School, Highgate Primary School, St Michael’s Primary School and Channing.
Bishops Road is also close to an array of large green spaces, including Hampstead Heath and Waterlow Park, as well as the ancient Highgate Wood and Queen’s Wood. Situated nearby is the Parkland Walk, a disused railway line that has been transformed into a green pedestrian thoroughfare that runs all the way from Highgate to Finsbury Park.
The house is a short walk from Highgate Underground station (Northern Line). The Number 43 bus runs from a nearby stop and journeys towards Moorgate, Bank and London Bridge, the 134 bus runs to Camden Town and Tottenham Court Road, and there are also bus routes which go to Kenwood House, Hampstead, Parliament Hill as well as Finsbury Park.
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Underlying Lease Length: Approx. 87 years and currently being extended
Service Charge Approx: £500 per annum
Council Tax Band: D
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