A rare example of a detached, two bedroom house in the very popular Poets Corner area, as beautifully presented as it is ideally placed.
To the front of the property, and stretching back some 27 feet, is the spacious, bay windowed lounge diner. This 270 square foot room offers plenty of space in which to relax or entertain, and has beautiful stripped wood flooring and original features to boot. Directly behind sits the modern kitchen, as delightfully presented as the lounge diner, and fitted with a range of base and eye level units. The ground floor is completed by the family bathroom to the rear which, like the kitchen, has underfloor heating – toasty!
Wander upstairs and you’ll discover two, well proportioned bedrooms, both with the same fantastic stripped floorboards underfoot as the lounge diner.
Outside, there is a peaceful and secluded private rear garden, laid to lawn with border planting, and with a paved patio area to enjoy alfresco dining in the Summer months.
Living here... - This delightful home nestles on a peaceful residential street, close to the bright lights and buzz of Hoe Street and Walthamstow Village, yet quietly cocooned such that it could be miles away from the hustle and bustle of East London. Everything is on your doorstep, from comedy at The Rose & Crown and cocktails at Mirth Marvel & Maude, through to the latest blockbusters at The Scene and artistic inspiration at the William Morris gallery. And that’s even without heading in the opposite direction to the Village and sampling the many culinary delights on offer there. Not only is this a great part of Walthamstow to reside in, just imagine being able to tell your friends you live somewhere with a name as aesthetically pleasing as Poets Corner…
In This Area - By Walthamstow Diary - Where in Walthamstow can you find a Greek theatre, supposed plague pit, and a collection of dead poets? Give up? Well I’ll tell you - the answer is Church Hill. OK, plague pits and dead poets make it sound a bit a grim so let me tell you more. The dead poets are road names - Milton, Aubrey and Byron. These roads, along with a few others, are often referred to as Poets Corner. This little bit of E17 has a great community vibe, and residents hold a cracking street party every year. The Greek theatre is in the grounds of Walthamstow School For Girls. Built in the 1920s, this open air theatre still hosts performances every summer. (Bit of Shakespeare anyone?) The plague pit? Well, that’s more of a local legend really. People say that Vinegar Alley, which links Church Hill to Church Lane, gets its name because locals sprinkled vinegar along the alley to stop the plague spreading from the graves beyond. This probably isn’t true, but it’s a good story to tell visitors. With easy access to the Village, Hoe Street, and the High Street (even Lloyd Park is just a short stroll away), Church Hill and its surrounding roads are a great base from which you can explore the rest of Walthamstow.
In The Owners Words... - We were searching for somewhere unique and special and we knew from our first viewing that this was the one. Throughout our five years here we have felt so lucky to live in this beautiful home and be a small part of its 120-year history. Being detached, it really feels like our little haven, and everyone comments on its character and charm (sometimes including passing strangers!).
One of my favourite things about the house is how the golden light filters through the kitchen in the late afternoon and evening. The garden also gets the sun right into the evening which is great for a post-work sundowner in summer, while in winter the underfloor heating in the bathroom and kitchen makes it feel really cosy.
Living here has been just fantastic and we are convinced Poets Corner is the best location in Walthamstow - with the Village, Lloyd Park, the Bell and the tube all no more than 5-10 minutes walk away it feels like all the best bits are in our immediate neighborhood, not to mention all the cool places that keep opening up right on our doorstep on Hoe St. Walthamstow is only getting better and we hope to stay very nearby - if it wasn't for our growing family I can't really imagine why we'd ever want to move at all.
Entrance - Via front door leading directly into:
Lounge - 8.23m x 3.12m (27'0 x 10'3) - Staircase leading to first floor. Door to:
Kitchen - 4.65m x 2.64m (15'3 x 8'8) - Door to rear garden & ground floor bathroom.
Ground Floor Bathroom - 2.64m x 1.83m (8'8 x 6'0)
First Floor Landing - Doors to:
Bedroom One - 3.12m x 3.07m (10'3 x 10'1)
Bedroom Two - 3.81m x 2.24m (12'6 x 7'4)
Rear Garden - approx 12.19m (approx 40')
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