One of the Finest Locations in East Finchley
House - East Finchley
Southern Road is within very close proximity to several excellent schools, including Tetherdown and Fortismere, and is less than half a mile from East Finchley tube station which provides swift access into the City and West End.
There are numerous places nearby to eat, shop and drink at East Finchley, Fortis Green and Muswell Hill Broadway, whilst the open green spaces of Highgate Woods and Cherry Tree Woods are also nearby.
A substantial house on arguably one of East Finchley’s most sought-after roads.
Situated in a prime location, a short walk to East Finchley High Road and the many exciting restaurants, boutiques and Northern Line tube station. A few minutes from the wonderful open space of Cherry Tree Woods, a number of popular nurseries and schools including Fortismere and Tetherdown.
This superb halls-adjoining house, offering exceptional family living accommodation situated on this prestigious and highly regarded residential location. The house is arranged over three floors and features a wonderful south facing rear garden.
The ground floor flows quite beautifully with two independent reception room, a fabulous morning/dining room which leads into a bespoke fitted kitchen which further leads to a bright and sunny office/study.
The upper floors consist of 4 good size double bedrooms and three bathrooms (2 en suite). The property has been extended over the last decade, however there may be further scope to increase the size of the accommodation further, subject to local planning consents.
Externally the house boasts a truly delightful south facing rear garden, which is a beautiful serene space created by the current owners. It has extensive lawned areas with attractive borders and a host of plants, bushes and mature fruit trees. it also has an automatic awning for those sunny summer afternoons.
To the front of the house there is off street parking for two cars and also features, trees and shrubs.
Parks & Recreation
Cherry Tree Wood is a 5.3-hectare park in East Finchley. It is a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation. Located opposite East Finchley Underground station, it contains woodland and grassland, a playground, tennis courts and a café.
Its history may date back to prehistoric times, and the park was part of the hunting grounds of the Bishop of London in the 12th century. It is a remnant of the large medieval wood called Finchley Wood, which was shown in Great Hornsey Park in John Rocque‘s map of 1754.
A little further is the world-famous Hampstead Heath, which is one of the largest open green spaces in London. Surprisingly for central London, it encompasses a variety of different habitats including ancient woodland and grassland. Recreational facilities include a lido, swimming ponds and various sports pitches, including a croquet lawn.
During the summer Hampstead Heath provides an impressive vantage point for viewing the London skyline.
Restaurants & Shopping
Foodies won’t be disappointed by the range of restaurants in East Finchley offering cuisines from all over the world. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted by the number of fine patisseries and the famous Margot Bakers, as well as little hidden gems like La Rugoletta Italian restaurant which have been serving the area for many years.
Shoppers are also well catered for with an excellent range of independent shops & boutiques, as well as some leading high street chains.
What the owners think!
We love this house. It’s light, airy, and quiet. We can step out onto the sunny garden terrace from 3 different rooms, where we can view the large South facing garden, full of flowers, raised vegetable beds and productive fruit trees. It’s always a pleasure to sit in the sun, listen to birdsong and not traffic, and breath clean air.
We’ve enjoyed having had so much space, both inside and out. It’s meant we have been able to adapt our children’s changing needs as they grew. This has been especially valuable under COVID lockdown, with 3 of us able to work from home without disturbing each other, with superfast fibre internet connectivity throughout, and a purpose designed office.
The view from upstairs at the back of the house is of treetops and a green horizon, rare in London. Cherry Tree Wood and lovely Highgate Woods are close, which means not having to drive for a walk or run. Hampstead Heath is a short trip by car.
The location is perfect – midway between Muswell Hill and East Finchley – with East Finchley tube a 10 minute walk, making it easy and fast to nip into central London, and there’s a choice of buses. We have parking for 2 cars, which means we never worry about safe parking spaces.
We’ve enjoyed being close to the good local shops in both East Finchley and Muswell Hill, and going to the excellent Phoenix Indie cinema.
We’ve been very happy here for nearly 20 years, and believe this is the best place to live in North London.