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2 bed flat for sale

£840,000 Guide price

Sotheby Road, Highbury, London N5

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Property features

  • Quiet, tree-lined street
  • Split-level garden flat
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Spacious living room with a connected kitchen
  • Modern family bathroom, recently refurbished
  • Original period features
  • Wide, wooden floorboards throughout
  • Planning permission granted to add a third bedroom
  • Leasehold (89 years)
  • 851 ft2 / 79 m2

Property description

Along an attractive, tree-lined street of uniform red-brick Victorian terraces, you’ll find this standout two-bedroom garden flat. The cleverly configured living space, coupled with sensitive period features give this home a delightful feel.

Sotheby Road is smack bang between Highbury and Clissold Park, and enjoys the best of all worlds: Grown-up independent shops, a plethora of dining options, walking distance access to one of Hackney’s most-loved parks and excellent transport links. Although we’re not sure why you’d want to leave!

Brickworks Says

For us — unsurprisingly — one of the best features is the sash panel windows throughout, which have been brought back to former glory. The exposed wood adds warmth to the crisp, whitewashed rooms, and frames various lovely views to the outside world.

The lower level contains an enormous master bedroom with south-facing bay windows, flooding it with light in the mornings. The inclusion of built-in storage and an ensuite shower room means it can also be very private.

On the level above, things get more sociable with open-plan living. The front of the flat is ideal for entertaining with a large reception. But the talking point of the room is that seriously good, grand-sized traditional fireplace decorated with original Victorian tiles.

Elegant doors connect a second double bedroom directly onto the soft-landscaped back garden, perfect for summer catch ups — the paved corner has ample room for some seating and a bbq. It's large enough to excite anyone green-fingered.

The Owners Say

This is a really socially-orientated flat — the semi-open plan living space is great for dinner parties, and in the summer, the two sets of double doors leading onto the garden create a fantastic environment for BBQs and lazy summer days.

It's an incredibly flexible space too. The two floors and two bathroom setup meant that, in the early years, it was perfect for us to rent out a room. Now that we are a bit older, it works well for us as a family, and our toddler loves exploring the garden.

We absolutely love the area: One direction and you are a five minute walk from Clissold Park and all the independents of Church Street. A little further and you have the buzzing nightlife of Dalston. In the other direction, it's a short walk to the delis at Highbury Barn; the green spaces of Highbury Fields; the endless shopping opportunities of Upper Street and the vibrant, fast-changing Finsbury Park.

Points To Consider

The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C & Environmental Impact Rating: C.

Part of the borough of Islington, the flat falls into Council Tax Band E (£1,747.10 for 2017/18).

There are currently 89 years left on the lease. The owners are talking to the Freeholder to get a handle on how much it will cost to extend. Please ask the Brickworks office for more information.

Building insurance is collected annually at £172, ground rent at £150 per year, and there’s a contribution towards electricity for common areas.

There’s room to expand, as the current owners have planning permission granted for a rear extension, adding a third bedroom.

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While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £795,774 Sales 224 Current average value £902,956 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £21,705 ▲ 2.46%

Property value data/graphs for N5

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £1,656,426 £911 3.7 £1,417,500
Semi-detached £1,917,891 £1,023 4.1 £1,697,333
Terraced £1,544,650 £970 3.8 £1,415,513
Flats £633,607 £960 1.9 £565,919

Current asking prices in N5

Average: £797,799
Avg. current asking prices in N5
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £646,421
(7)
£1,254,231
(13)
£1,566,000
(15)
£1,810,625
(4)
Flats £482,086
(44)
£687,706
(72)
£771,316
(22)
£1,188,333
(3)
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All £482,086
(44)
£684,048
(79)
£950,684
(35)
£1,503,056
(18)
£1,810,625
(4)

Current asking rents in N5

Average: £2,167 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in N5
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £1,324 pcm
(5)
£2,762 pcm
(10)
£2,955 pcm
(5)
£7,251 pcm
(6)
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Flats £1,506 pcm
(61)
£2,217 pcm
(60)
£2,603 pcm
(26)
£2,894 pcm
(7)
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All £1,492 pcm
(66)
£2,295 pcm
(70)
£2,660 pcm
(31)
£4,905 pcm
(13)
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Fun facts for N5

Highest value in N5
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Highbury Terrace £2,994,070
Melody Lane £2,007,199
Highbury Place £1,968,264
Highbury Terrace Mews £1,790,455
Robinswood Mews £1,788,077
Highest turnover in N5
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Melody Lane 33.3%
Herrick Road 25.8%
Lucerne Road 24.1%
Stavordale Road 23.3%
Gallia Road 23.1%

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Nearby transport

  • Arsenal (0.4 miles)
  • Drayton Park (0.5 miles)
  • Finsbury Park (0.6 miles)
  • London City Airport (7.5 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (16.6 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (24.8 miles)
  • Blackfriars Millennium Pier (3.2 miles)
  • Bankside Pier (3.4 miles)
  • Savoy Pier (3.5 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Joan of Arc RC Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • St John's Highbury Vale CofE Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • Gillespie Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • St Mary Magdalene Academy: the Courtyard (0.8 miles)
  • Tech City College (1.9 miles)
  • The Boxing Academy AP Free School (1.9 miles)
  • Highbury Fields School (0.4 miles)
  • Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form (0.5 miles)
  • Highbury Grove School (0.5 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£3,327 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 84,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £3,023 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £75,000 Average insurance cost £50/mo (£598/yr)
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Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy

Gas £29 Electricity £34 Estimated energy cost £63/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 9500 kWh/year
Electricity: 2800 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority

Islington

Estimated tax band E Council tax cost £165 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water

Supply £13 Sewerage £13 Estimated water cost £26 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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