A wonderfully charming house on Rectory Road, offering over 1500 square feet of family friendly space, as well as a plethora of period features throughout. This four bedroom home is exactly the sort of property where you can set down long term roots and watch the family grow.
Walk through the beautiful leaded glass front door (checking out the original tiles on the porch as you go), and you’ll discover a ground floor which comes in at over 800 square feet, and is primarily comprised of two large, practical spaces – the through lounge and the kitchen diner. The former is a bay fronted room, 27 feet in length and flooded with light thanks to it being dual aspect. It’s packed full of original detailing, like the plasterwork on the ceiling and stained glass of the French doors, and with its book laden shelving feels like a room that can be enjoyed all year round. The kitchen diner is equally cavernous (and even longer at 28 feet), and once again filled with light. It’s a room that will work equally well whether it’s family meal time around the table, or relaxing in a chair at the far end and drinking in the garden view through the bi-fold doors. There’s even a beautiful tiled fireplace halfway down, to which the eye is invariably drawn. The ground floor is completed by a WC.
- Ascend to the first floor, where the rooms are as well proportioned as those below. The main bedroom stretches the width of the property, with bay window and balcony adding to the feeling of light and space. Bedrooms two and three are proper doubles, whilst even the fourth bedroom is a generous single, thus ensuring that space will never be a cause for familial strife. The family bathroom has a four piece suite, including separate cubicle with rainfall shower over.
To the rear, accessed via those bi-fold doors, is the garden. Mostly laid to lawn with mature planting to the borders, it also features a raised deck area immediately to the rear of the house – ideal for enjoying dinner al fresco.
Living here... - You will find there is a plethora of things to do in this fantastic part of Walthamstow. Situated on the old Rectory Manor estate, the roads off Church Hill offer the perfect location to explore all things E17. Cut across and down into Poets Corner, where you can grab a pint at the Olde Rose & Crown, before taking in a show at the theatre. Alternatively, from there head up Hoe Street towards Mirth Marvel & Maude (best espresso martinis anywhere in our opinion) perhaps grabbing something to eat at SoDo along the way, or down towards The Bell, Lloyd Park and the William Morris Gallery. If that isn’t enough choice, then Walthamstow Village is literally the other side of Church Hill, offering an ever expanding array of places to eat and drink, or to just sit down and watch the world go by. All this, and only a short walk from Walthamstow Central station, meaning that even the (dreaded) daily commute is as painless as possible. See, we told you there was plenty to do…
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've loved living in this house. It's full of character and original features but still feels like a light, contemporary home. Thanks to the large windows throughout the house it's full of natural light and we enjoy sunsets in the west facing garden. The rooms are all really spacious and the kids have loved the open plan kitchen that goes onto the garden, it works really well as a family space. It's light and airy in the summer and cosy in winter, we use the open fires in the living room and dining room. We've enjoyed putting our stamp on it but the house still has huge potential (including a massive loft that could easily be turned into a further two bedrooms) The location is unbeatable, so central with everything on our doorstep but a lovely quiet street that is full of families.
Entrance - Via front door leading into:
Entrance Hallway - Staircase leading to first floor. Door To Lounge, Reception Room Two, Cellar & Kitchen/Diner.
Lounge - 4.70m x 3.56m (15'5 x 11'8) - Open To:
Reception Room Two - 3.66m x 3.51m (12'0 x 11'6 ) - Access To Rear Garden.
Kitchen/Diner - 8.53m x 3.58m (28'0 x 11'9 ) - Door & sliding patio doors leading to rear garden. Door To:
Ground Floor WC
First Floor Landing - Doors To:
Bedroom One - 5.18m x 4.83m (17'0 x 15'10 ) - Door To Balcony.
Bedroom Two - 3.84m x 3.51m (12'7 x 11'6 )
Bedroom Three - 3.66m x 3.45m (12'0 x 11'4 )
Bedroom Four - 2.72m x 2.49m (8'11 x 8'2)
First Floor Bathroom - 2.54m x 2.24m (8'4 x 7'4 )
Rear Garden (West Facing) - approx 15.24m (approx 50')
Off Road Parking
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