Balfour Road, London, N5
A substantial, south-facing four double-bedroom family home positioned on a beautiful tree-lined street in Highbury, N5. Set over 4 floors and spanning almost 2,400 sq ft, with a 22 ft frontage, the property boasts plentiful original features such as original sash windows, all now double glazed, and original cornicing and fireplaces. On entering the raised ground floor via the hallway, you are welcomed into the most wonderful family dining and living room, opening directly into the spacious front lounge/sitting room. Further on is the well-proportioned kitchen, with all facilities. Upstairs are two good-sized airy double bedrooms, both with fitted cupboards and excellent views over trees to the front, and across North London to the back. The family bathroom has an airing cupboard next door, and, on the top floor, there is a cleverly designed loft conversion, opening out onto a secluded roof terrace. The basement is currently a self-contained two bedroom flat with its own entrance, bathroom/toilet, and kitchen, but was previously used as a further two bedrooms for older children. It leads out to the long (80 ft) mature fenced garden, with a shed and vegetable section at the far end.
Nearby there is excellent shopping at Highbury Barn, including Godfrey’s Butchers, La Fromagerie, Da Mario's Deli, Bourne’s Fishmongers and Highbury Vintners, and also at the vibrant Stoke Newington Church Street with its independent boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The green open spaces of Highbury Fields, Finsbury Park and Clissold Park are close by, as is the hugely popular Castle Centre, with its Climbing Wall, Sailing and Open-air Swimming at West Reservoir lakes, and the Woodberry Wetlands behind. There are a good number of primary and secondary schools in the area, many of which are Ofsted-rated as outstanding. Transport links include many good bus routes, and stations at Highbury & Islington (Victoria and Overground), Arsenal, and Finsbury Park (Victoria/Piccadilly lines and BR) for West End and the City.