An expertly extended and beautifully presented five bedroom Victorian terraced house, nestling peacefully on Merton Road in the Village.
The word capacious could almost have been invented for this stunning family home. Offering over 1800 square feet of internal space, spread across three floors and a basement, this wonderful property has room for even the largest of families. The ground floor alone covers just shy of 900 square feet, and offers two separate yet interconnected and cavernous areas, thus making it incredibly family friendly. To the front is a 27 foot long reception room. Complete with exquisitely tiled feature fireplaces, richly toned stripped wood flooring, built in bookshelves and a lofty ceiling, all sun dappled thanks to the large bay window, this is a truly wonderful room.
Wander through what we suspect would have originally been French doors leading to the garden, and you come to the heart of this home - the kitchen diner. This amazing room would grace any residence, and is as perfectly presented as it’s possible to imagine. The choice of materials and quality of finish are exceptional. There’s also real attention to detail here, with the reclaimed sliding garage doors on the larder the perfect example. It’s a room that’s awash with natural light too, thanks to the two skylights and the vast swathes of floor to ceiling glass in the rear aspect bi-fold doors. It’s an uber practical space that must surely be in use 24/7.
The ground floor is completed by a downstairs WC...
- The upper two floors house the five bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a single (currently configured as an office). Each is as beautifully presented as the rooms below. The three piece family bathroom has elegant metro style tiling and a roll top bath with rain fall shower over.
The master bedroom suite on the second floor is a thing of beauty. It feels like a place to retreat to from the cares of the day. With acres of clever built in storage, air conditioning and a roll top bath in the bedroom itself, plus the en suite shower room, this is a space we would never want to leave!
Rounding things off, there is a large private rear garden, mostly laid to lawn and with border planting, plus a decked area ideal for al fresco entertaining immediately outside the bi-fold doors.
We don’t often say this, but on this occasion we most definitely have house envy....
Living here... - So, we’ve told you about the house, but what about the location? Well, perched as it is on the borders of Walthamstow Village and Leyton, there are a plethora of places to go, a legion of things to see, and a myriad of activities to try, all on your doorstep. Head out with the junior members of the family (not forgetting the canine ones as well) and nip over to Hollow Ponds and Epping Forest, where you can cycle, run and boat from dusk ‘til dawn. (Wingfield Park is just up the road too, just in case the cycling didn’t quite wear them out). All the restaurants and cafes on Orford Road are child friendly, so there is never a shortage of places to eat with the family, whilst The Empire down on Hoe Street is the perfect place to while away a few hours watching the latest animated blockbuster. There are also lots of other local activities for the kids, from Junior Art Club or Philosophy Penguin at The Mill, to family activity days at Vestry House Museum. Like we said, tons of stuff for the kids (and you!) to see and do, all within easy reach – now what could be better than that?
In This Area - By Walthamstow Diary - Despite what people may tell you, Walthamstow Village was not invented by estate agents. It’s called Walthamstow Village because it was once exactly that, a village. Once the administrative heart of Walthamstow, the Village is now content to simply be the neon capital of Europe. An unlikely claim you might think, but visit God’s Own Junkyard on Ravenswood industrial estate and you’ll see what I mean.
When your mind has been blown by the neon, pop in to Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace and Wildcard Brewery. All three businesses are based on Ravenswood, making it the most exciting industrial estate on the planet. The Village is full of quiet residential streets that all have easy access to bucket loads of pubs and restaurants. Take in the jazz at The Nags Head on Sunday afternoon, enjoy the excellent food and beer at The Queens Arms, and sample the legendary chicken and bacon jam burger at Eat17.
To walk off all the food you’ve eaten, wander to the 15th century Ancient House, check out St Mary’s Church and its ivy clad church yard, have a pint in the garden at The Castle Pub, then admire the art in the windows of the old iron mongers.
Entrance - Via front door leading into:
Entrance Hallway - 6.10m x 1.96m (20'0 x 6'5) - Door to cellar, reception room & kitchen.
Cellar - 6.10m x 1.91m (20'0 x 6'3)
Reception Room - 8.23m x 4.57m (27'0 x 15'0)
Inner Hall - Door to reception room & ground floor wc. Open to:
Kitchen - 7.42m x 5.66m (24'4 x 18'7) - Sliding patio doors to rear garden.
Ground Floor WC
First Floor Landing - 5.33m x 1.96m (17'6 x 6'5) - Staircase leading to second floor. Door to all first floor rooms.
Bedroom One - 4.04m x 3.43m (13'3 x 11'3)
Bedroom Two - 3.78m x 3.05m (12'5 x 10'0)
Bedroom Three - 3.43m x 3.25m (11'3 x 10'8)
Bedroom Four - 2.97m x 1.98m (9'9 x 6'6)
First Floor Bathroom - 2.08m x 1.96m (6'10 x 6'5)
Second Floor Landing (Loft) - Door to:
Bedroom Five - 4.67m x 4.47m (15'4 x 14'8) - Door to:
Ensuite - 2.24m x 1.27m (7'4 x 4'2)
Rear Garden - approx 15.24m (approx 50')
Disclaimer: - The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of any offer or contract, nor may it be relied upon as representations or statements of fact. All measurements are approximate and should be used as a guide only. Any systems, services or appliances listed herein have not been tested by us and therefore we cannot verify or guarantee they are in working order. Details of planning and building regulations for any works carried out on the property should be specifically verified by the purchasers’ conveyancer or solicitor, as should tenure/lease information (where appropriate).