Highbury New Park, London
FULL DESCRIPTION Adjacent to St Augustine's church on Highbury New Park, and at over 1400 sq ft, this 2 bed dwelling enjoys an unparalleled sense of seclusion, tranquillity and 'rus in urbe' with it's exceptionally large garden.The front door leads into a spacious entrance hall, leading all the way to the rear of the property with the accommodation broadly leading off. It is rare indeed to find a hallway of this size, with areas set aside for shoes and coats, a real warm welcome into this home.To the front is one en suite bedroom with window overlooking the driveway where the owners park their car (this space as well as the front garden form part of the freehold). On the other side is another, larger bedroom which is currently used as a study, with extensive built-in bookshelves. The family bathroom is also accessed from this central corridor. The front of the building faces due West and catches lovely afternoon sunlight. To the rear of the property, the sandstone tiled hallway floor leads into a good sized eat in kitchen; the current owners have entertained parties of 10-12 people comfortably. The units are bespoke and architect designed with large double sink. The main sitting room has been classically designed, with the high ceilings that run throughout the flat and Canadian pine flooring. There is an open Victorian fireplace, with tiled hearth and marble surround and mantle.The pine flooring follows through to the sturdy rear wooden conservatory. This well appointed sun lounge benefits from heavy duty electric blinds to the rest of the dwelling providing insulation and security. The owners have found they spend many of their happiest hours in this charming room, leading out to the Victorian walled garden; the highlight of the property.Immediately outside the conservatory is a patio leading onto the large lawn area. An ancient elderflower tree grows along the side wall; there is a varied selection of trees, shrubs and flowers in the garden designed to attract wildlife - the Church next door (mercifully free of bells) gives real peace and privacy to the garden. There are also apple, pear, crab apple, walnut, fig, cherry and plum trees to be found on the way to the garden shed nestled at the end of the garden.This building comprises a few flats which this firm has sold over the years, possibly most notably for a certain Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, who famously borrowed our name for one of his characters. A fantastic opportunity to purchase a historic, and unique dwelling. SITUATION This section of Highbury New Park benefits from a central location to both transport and amenities. Canonbury station gives great access to the City, and is a 1 minute ride to Highbury and Islington. Highbury and Islington station is within walking distance also, for Victoria and Overground Lines. There are comprehensive bus routes if that is the preference with the 141 bus getting to Moorgate in 20 minutes.Adjacent to the property is St Augustine's Church, with St Augustine's passage leading almost directly to Clissold Park, and Stoke Newington. One of the charms of this flat is its proximity to N16 whilst also giving great access to Highbury Barn with perennially popular Godfreys Butchers, Bournes Fishmongers, Da Mario's deli and Donna Sofia pizza.
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