A simply exquisite, achingly beautiful four bedroom end of terrace house, located just off Church Hill.
It’s hard to find the words to do justice to the 1600 square feet plus of stunning internal space that this property has to offer. Everywhere you look there is a clear attention to detail and clarity of presentation that makes this amazing home stand out as one of the best we’ve seen this year (or any year come to that). The beautiful lounge to the front, with its shuttered bay window, engineered wood flooring and wood burning stove focal point is an absolute joy. However, the real hub of any home is of course the kitchen, and here it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Coming in at an aircraft hanger sized 500 square feet plus, it’s the very definition of capacious. But it’s not just the size that’s impressive – again it’s the quality of the presentation, and just as importantly the multi-functionality that catches the eye. This is almost a small house in one, with space to relax, dine and cook. In fact, there’s space enough to do all three at once, making this undoubtedly a room that will be in almost constant use all day, every day. And going back to the cooking part, the kitchen part is a chef’s dream! Imagine rustling up Sunday dinner for the family, whilst the kids do their homework at the table, all while being able to look out of the huge sliding doors to the garden beyond. Quite simply, perfect. Oh, and there’s also a utility room off the kitchen for additional storage, plus a ground floor WC. Just keeps getting better and better, don’t you think?
- The top two floors house the four bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the first floor there are two solid doubles, one front and one back, together with a single bedroom currently configured as an office. All show the same attention to details as the rooms below, as does the charming three piece family bathroom. The loft extension house the last of the bedrooms, a third double. This we would suggest would be the master, enjoying as it does an en suite shower room and dual aspect, thanks to the velux windows to the front and French doors with Juliet balcony to the rear.
Outside there is a delightful garden to the rear, accessed via those sliding doors. There is a paved patio area directly outside (ideal when summer returns), lawned area and border planting, plus a large shed at the far end. To the front there is very handy off street parking.
A truly fantastic house, and one we are absolutely certain you will love as much as we do...
Living here... - What a great location this house enjoys. Head out of the front door, turn right and then left and you arrive in double quick time on the doorstep of The Bell, a fantastic gastro pub and the perfect spot whether you fancy a quiet pint at lunchtime or a carousing evening of good food and great wine with friends. Just around the corner from The Bell are the fantastic Wynwood Art District (ideal for the morning caffeine fix) and Buhler & Co (listed in The Sunday Times 50 best vegetarian restaurants in the UK), whilst a trip to The Magistrates means the kids can burn off excess energy, whilst you have cheeky Perky Blenders coffee and catch up on your emails. Or head further down Forest Road and into Lloyd Park for a game of tennis, bowls, or just a wander around the gardens. Turn left out of the front gate instead, and the delights of the Village are just a hop across Church Hill, whilst the daily commute may be made ever so slightly more bearable by knowing Walthamstow Central station is just a short stroll down the same road. (It also means that on the way home it’s a doddle to pick up a pizza from Yard Sale or SoDo, thus stopping you blankly staring into the fridge, racking your brains as to what to cook for dinner). Now tell us all that doesn’t add up to a great location…
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 have loved living here for 6 years. In our opinion it is the perfect location in Walthamstow as you are equidistance from the village and Lloyd Park with great coffee spots and pubs a few minutes walk away.
In the summer, the kitchen doors are open and we enjoy the wisteria and jasmine whilst firing up the bbq. The wooden seating area has been designed to perfectly fit a trestle table, allowing 10 people comfortably for lunch, then fold it up, put it in the shed and get the fire pit out, turning on the twinkly lights dotted around the garden for maximum effect. In the winter, cuddle up in the living room with the log burner after a walk in Epping Forest or Walthamstow Wetlands and Sunday lunch at The Bell.
We have a very active and helpful Hurst Road Whatsapp group with regular meet ups. Everyone is incredibly supportive popping over with milk, to help hang a picture or walk a dog. We have even been given a bed at a neighbours allotment behind the Town Hall to attempt at growing some veggies. The wider Walthamstow community are alive with ideas and activities from apple pressing in the Vestry House Museum, the Saturday food market in Lloyd Park, the E17 Art Trail… the list goes on. You also feel pretty smug when you stroll down to the Barbican organised Walthamstow Garden Party every summer or watch the Waltham Forest firework display from your own garden. You can see why Walthamstow was voted London Borough of Culture last year.
Entrance: - Via front door leading into:
Entrance Hallway - Staircase leading to first floor. Door To Lounge and Kitchen/Diner
Lounge - 4.75m x 3.35m (15'7 x 11'0 )
Kitchen/Diner - 7.67m x 6.76m (25'2 x 22'2 )
Utility Room - 3.05m x 1.96m (10'0 x 6'5 )
Ground Floor WC - 2.11m x 1.35m (6'11 x 4'5)
First Floor Landing - Staircase leading to second floor. Doors to all first floor rooms.
Master Bedroom - 5.13m x 3.25m (16'10 x 10'8)
Bedroom Two - 3.63m x 3.43m (11'11 x 11'3 )
Bedroom Three - 2.34m x 2.18m (7'8 x 7'2 )
First Floor Bathroom - 2.64m x 1.75m (8'8 x 5'9 )
Second Floor (Loft) - Door to:
Bedroom Four (Loft) - 5.59m x 3.78m (18'4 x 12'5 ) - Door to:
Ensuite - 2.44m x 1.37m (8'0 x 4'6 )
Rear Garden - approx 15.24m (approx 50')
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