5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

North Road, Highgate Village, London, N6

Sold STC £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic Grade II* listed house
  • Former home of A E Houseman
  • Pretty garden and garage
  • Full of charm and interest
  • Near to Highgate Village

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This lovely Grade II* listed house dates from the early 18th Century and was the former home of the poet A E Houseman.

Location

The house is situated on the western side of North Road, opposite Highgate School, in one of London's most historic and pretty villages. Community life in Highgate centres around Pond Square which plays host to the annual Summer Fair and Christmas Carols. The local social calendar is peppered with diverse events throughout the year, from award-winning fringe theatre Upstairs at The Gatehouse to circus performers at The Jacksons Lane Centre. South Grove is also home to the unique Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution which incorporates a private subscription library, reading room, local history archive and lecture hall. Throughout the year it runs a programme of lectures, films, art shows and classes. Next door, The Highgate Society fights to preserve this unique community and has open coffee mornings on Saturday.

Description

Set back from the road behind a pretty garden, this handsome semi-detached period house is full of charm and interest. The beautifully presented accommodation, which is mainly arranged over two floors only, has all the period proportions and features one would expect in an early Georgian property. The modern kitchen and bathrooms have been sensitively incorporated within the historic fabric. To the rear is a west facing walled garden with secure door leading to a garage fronting on to North Grove.

Square Footage: 2,293 sq ft

Additional Info

For centuries the famous have made Highgate their home and still today well-known musicians, actors and media celebrities mix easily with local people and enjoy the many pleasures of this friendly community. Historically this was part of the Bishop of London’s hunting grounds which straddled the Great North Road, its famous inns and taverns being built over the years to cater for travellers and drovers of livestock into London. From the 17th Century it grew as a retreat for the wealthy who wanted to escape the diseases and foul air of the City. Highgate still has a reputation for hospitality and its many welcoming traditional pubs range from the historic Flask Tavern with its labyrinth of snug rooms, the young music venue Boogaloo on Archway Road and The Bull to partake of beer brewed on the premises.

But it is the wealth of open-air attractions which unquestionably rank this amongst the best places to live in London. Nowhere else can offer two golf courses, the Robert Adam Kenwood House, 800 acres of Hampstead Heath, ancient woodland and cricket at Highgate Woods, a panorama of the City from Waterlow Park and a world renown Victorian Gothic cemetery, famous for its mausoleums, catacombs and the tombs of Karl Marx, George Eliot and Christina Rossetti.

Highgate has excellent educational opportunities with two top private schools, Highgate School (co-educational day school for ages 3-18) and Channing (girls day school for ages 4-18). There are also two well regarded state primaries, St Michael’s and Highgate Primary, plus Montessori and nursery schools in Highgate Village. School buses from the Village also serve Haberdasher's Aske's & North London Collegiate.


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Added on Rightmove:
04 April 2018

Nearest stations

  • Highgate (0.4 mi)
  • Archway (0.8 mi)
  • Upper Holloway (1.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Highgate (0.4 mi)
  • Archway (0.8 mi)
  • Upper Holloway (1.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Hampstead

7 Perrins Court, Heath Street, London, NW3 1QS

020 8012 3124 Local call rate

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