Vibrant yet tranquil, historic yet modern, Upper Leytonstone seems effortlessly to achieve that all too rare feat – being able to indeed be all things to all men. It’s an area both buzzing with things to do and see, yet at the same time perched on the very edge of some of the best open spaces in East London in Epping Forest and Wanstead Flats. Night or day, energetic or contemplative, there is always something to do in this wonderful part of the capital, but if you do need to travel further afield then the excellent road and tube links ensure a journey as pain free as possible. It’s an area full of history, but overflowing with life, and if you don’t catch the Leytonstone bug once you’ve been here a couple of times….Well, there may seriously be no hope for you.
In our time, we’ve seen some really, really good refurbishments, and some pretty dire ones as well. This particular group of flats most definitely falls into the former category. In fact, we would go as far as to say they are probably amongst the very best we have seen. Even from outside, you sense this is going to be a wonderful property, a feeling heightened by the communal hallway as you walk through the double front doors. However, the real wow factor comes when you are in the flat itself. Delivering over 700 square feet of floor space (that’s over 66 square metres for you youngsters), with solid wood flooring throughout, and high end finishes everywhere you look, this is a knockout flat. The open plan kitchen/diner/lounge is light and airy, and the perfect spot for entertaining. The two bedrooms are both doubles, whilst the bathroom is quirkily located at the top of its own set of stairs, and adds a dash of vibrant colour through the imaginative use of contrasting wall tiles. This is a brilliantly well executed and presented flat, just waiting for its brilliant new owner.
In This Area...
Leytonstone, or Leyton-St-One as my friend calls it when she’s trying to sound posh, is the birth place and former home of Alfred Hitchcock. It gets its name, or the stone bit at least, from the Highstone mile marker which stands on Hollybush Hill. Bordering Walthamstow, Wanstead, Epping Forest, Leyton and Stratford, Leytonstone has a lot going on. Check out All You Read Is Love on Leytonstone High Road. This independent café, bar and bookshop is great spot to sit and while away the hours, they host loads of special events, and you can buy real books (none of those ebooks here). If you are a fan of Vietnamese food, wander down the High Road to Little Saigon, the salt and pepper squid is all kinds of amazing. The Northcote Arms, which is technically in Leyton, is a great pub with a real community feel. And If you want amazing views of the city, go on a tower tour at St John the Baptist Church. The tours don’t run all year around, so you’d need to keep an eye on their website for dates, but it’s well worth doing. The views are simply spectacular, especially at Sunset with the lights of the city set against the darkening sky.
Via communal front door leading into:
Staircase leading to first floor & flat.
Door To All Rooms.
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner (6.15m x 4.57m (20'2 x 15'0))
Bedroom One (5.11m x 2.84m (16'9 x 9'4))
Bedroom Two (5.11m x 2.74m (16'9 x 9'0))
Bathroom (2.97m x 2.64m (9'9 x 8'8))
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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
30th Jan 2018
Price reduced by £10,000
19th Sep 2017
Price reduced by £25,000
19th Jul 2017
29th Oct 2010