This fantastic one bedroom apartment, provides double-height ceilings, modern finish and ample space throughout. The building itself has been converted from a clothing factory into a wonderfully thought out space with the additional use of a concierge, communal lounge area and a gym all at the residents' disposal. Situated centrally in much sought after Stoke Newington, renowned for its independent bars, restaurants and quirky shops, the Cotton Exchange is just off Church Street and only moments away from Stoke Newington station that has regular trains to Liverpool Street and Seven Sisters, giving access to the Victoria Line tube.
Top 3 things you love about your home:
1. The layout of the flat is spacious and well thought out with plenty of storage space, and all the features like the boiler and the washer/dryer were brand new when we bought the property. We especially love the high ceilings which really maximise the space to its fullest.
2. There is a real sense of community in the building, whether that is the friendly concierge/handyman who can carry out any jobs in the flat or around the building or the building WhatsApp and Facebook groups where we chat to our neighbours and items residents no longer need are often offered for free to each other.
3. The location couldn't have been better, sitting next to the vibrant Church Street with all the independent shops, being a five-minute walk to Stoke Newington Station and still being so quiet because we overlook the beautiful Abney Park Cemetery.
Three things we love about the area...
1. Being close to Clissold Park has been amazing! It's one of the nicest parks in London with its deer, goats and other wildlife, tennis courts, beautiful lake and wide-open spaces.
2. Church Street has a lovely village-like vibe to it and has some brilliant restaurants. Our particular favourites are Vicoli Di Napoli which has the best pizza outside of Naples, Spence Bakery for delicious fresh bread and pastries and Aun for Japanese Tapas!
3. Even though Stoke Newington has a lovely village feel to it, there are plenty of bars to keep you entertained at night. The Auld Shillelagh is an old Irish bar, The Prince is a lovely pub just off the beaten track, the Three Crowns is a bar that is open late and often has DJs or Live music. There is also a video gaming/board game bar (the brilliantly named Loading Bar) if you like that sort of thing!
Why are you selling?
This flat has been the perfect first home for us, but now we are looking to upsize to our future family home.
What's the area like?
Stoke Newington has the perfect mix of quirky, independent shops and restaurants, while still being so accessible and close to central London. The lovely parks are a real bonus, with Clissold Park, Abney Park and Woodberry Downs all within a short walk.
What is parking like?
No parking but there is a public car park in Wilmer Place for guests.
How busy is the road, is it quiet at night?
The flat is very quiet, we overlook Abney Park Cemetery which is locked at night so no one is in it!
I'm currently working from home, how does that work in this property?
We have both been working from home for over a year with no problems. The high ceilings mean we have plenty of space around us and there is also a communal lounge room in the building (very close to our flat) which you can use to work from too!
What's the internet like?
The Internet has been brilliant, we have never had any issues even though we have been using it a lot over the last year. We are with EE so I would recommend using them.
What's the boiler like?
The boiler was newly fitted when we moved in and is a high spec Megaflo boiler.
Are we able to do any work/extensions?
When we moved in we gained permission to include a skylight in the living-room as there is no one above us.