London home with two acre private wood


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A late Victorian family home with private access to your own two acre reserve.

Situated on arguably the most desirable road on the Harringay ‘Ladder’, Umfreville Road dissects neatly just above Finsbury Park and has after hours access from the rear garden to a nature reserve known as ‘Railway Fields’.

Greeted by a subtle, hearty entrance, you step into a warm hallway.

What makes this house so special is the open plan nature of the ground floor. No other house on the street has created such space between the dining & reception rooms, with Art Deco inspirational touches combined with classic Victorian features.

Leading down two rounded steps into the kitchen, curved cavernous units with under counter integrated appliances curate a tasteful and cleverly designed space. A neat dining area naturally ushers you out into the garden, with nature reserve access to the rear.

Upstairs onto the first landing, you have a W/C, utility closet and bedroom-cum-study, with a quaint view of the garden.

The principle bedroom, a spacious and tasteful room, includes a feature fireplace. A Jack & Jill family bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower is finished in white marble.

Finishing off the top floors, three more generous double bedrooms, all with fireplaces and copious storage space, and an additional bathroom.

From every rear window you have a leafy view over the Railway Fields reserve. Starting life as a rail goods depot in the late 60’s, it was converted in 1990 to a local nature reserve, providing a welcome retreat from the surrounding urban sprawl. It is open to the public Mon-Fri, 9-5, so after hours and at weekends, you have your own private wood to play in.

You can also witness one of few remaining inactive Victorian Stench Pipes, built to alleviate the great stench buildup from London’s first formal sewerage system crafted in 1858.

Harringay Green Lanes is a thriving neighbourhood, famous for its Turkish & Greek cuisine, with endless restaurants, eateries and bars. Local favourites include Gokyuzu Restaurant, an informal affair with dishes cooked in an old-school Turkish oven, and Indika Kitchen for a sit-down curry affair.

The Old Ale Emporium & The Salisbury are your local boozers, with the Salisbury still retaining the original classic Victorian saloon bar divides and entrance.

For all your services & amenities, Arena Shopping Park is a 5 minute walk and has everything you need from a Sainsbury’s, TK Maxx, Homebase and Boots.

Local primary schools include St Aiden’s VC, a short walk away & South Haringey Infant & Junior School, accessible via the alleyway, further up the ladder.

Transport options are at a premium, Harringay Green Lanes overground is 4 minutes walk and links directly to Blackhorse Road (Victoria Line), Barking & Gospel Oak. Harringay Mainline Station is 3 minutes walk away, connecting Finsbury Park (Piccadilly Line & Victoria Line) Moorgate and Kings Cross. Manor House (Piccadilly Line) is also 12 minute walk down Green Lanes & past Finsbury Park.


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Umfreville Road, Harringay, London, N4

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