One of the Finest Locations in East Finchley
House - East Finchley
Southern Road is a leafy road with attractive & varied housing styles, and within the catchment area of excellent schools, including Tetherdown and Fortismere. It’s only a short walk to East Finchley underground and many bus services, giving fast travel to central London.
Fortis Green sits halfway between East Finchley and Muswell Hill Broadway’s excellent local shopping, places to eat and meet, and independent cinemas. This is one of the greenest parts of London, very close to Highgate and Cherry Tree Woods, and only a mile from both Hampstead Heath and Alexandra Palace.
A substantial semi-detached house on arguably one of East Finchley’s most sought-after roads. This prime location is only a short walk to East Finchley High Road and Muswell Hill and their exciting restaurants, shops, tube and bus services. Very close to Cherry Tree, Highgate, and Queen’s Woods. It’s within the catchment is of many popular nurseries and schools nearby such as Fortismere and Tetherdown.
This superb halls-adjoining house offers exceptional family living accommodation in a prestigious and highly regarded residential location. The house is arranged over three floors and features a mature 100 ft south facing rear garden.
The ground floor flows beautifully between two independent reception rooms and a fabulous morning/dining room, leading in turn to a bespoke modern fitted kitchen and beyond to a good sized bright and sunny home office.
The upper floors consist of 4 good size double bedrooms and three bathrooms (2 en suite). The property has a large rear extension, with further scope to increase the size of the accommodation further, subject to local planning consents.
Externally the house boasts a truly delightful large 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, and is a great place to work and relax. We can step out onto the sunny garden terrace from 3 different rooms, where we can enjoy 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 breath clean air.
We’ve enjoyed having so much inside and outside space, with a lot of room, and a home that could be adapted to our children’s changing needs as they grew to adulthood. This has been especially valuable under COVID lockdown. The house has superfast fibre internet connectivity, and a dedicated home office, and 3 of us have been able to work from home in our own spaces without disturbing each other, and with good room to take online Yoga or Dance classes.
The view from upstairs at the rear of the house is of treetops and a green horizon, very rare in London. We love walking or jogging in the lovely nearby Highgate Woods run and the beautiful Hampstead Heath is just a short trip by car.
The location is perfect – midway between Muswell Hill and East Finchley – with East Finchley tube only a 10-minute walk, making it easy and fast to nip into central London, and there’s a choice of buses. We have off-street parking for 2 cars, which means we never worry about safe parking spaces.
We’ve enjoyed being close to the good local shops, and going to the excellent Phoenix Indie cinema or Muswell Hill Everyman.
We’ve been very happy here for nearly 20 years, and believe this is the best place to live in North London.