A bright and spacious three bedroom upper maisonette on second and third floors (top floors) of modern purpose built block quietly and conveniently located in leafy residential street within a short walk of Caledonian Road tube station (Piccadilly Line). Gas centrally heated. Double glazed and excellent condition throughout. Large storage room. Well maintained communal garden.
Living room 12'6" x 10'4" Large window
Kitchen diner 20'9" x 8'6" Fully fitted. Ample dining space
Bedroom 15'6" x 11' Large window
Bedroom 13'9" x 8'6"
Bedroom 10'3" x 6'6" Built-in wardrobe
Bathroom 9'2" x 5'8" Window. Fully tiled
Storage room 5'8" x 5'6"
Guest wc White suite. Window
Hallway 11'x 7'9 Open to staircase
Communal garden. Well maintained
Tenure: Leasehold 95 years
Ground Rent: £10 p.a.
Service Charge: £84 per month Includes buildings insurance
Council Tax: Band C (Islington Borough)
Hungerford Road is a long straight road parallel to Camden Road N7 but with a fraction of its traffic. It runs north east from York Way to Hillmarton Road and gives access to Hartham Road, Middleton Grove and Beacon Hill.
The architecture is an unusual mix of housing, constructed over ninety years apart, mostly during the 1880s and 1970s. Notable from these eras. 1880s: invention of the electric light bulb, Charles Darwin, Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Sherlock Holmes and Britain's first Penny Black. 1970s: invention of microwave and video, platform shoes, hot-pants, drought, decimal currency, space hoppers and the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.
If you prefer the period houses of the 1880s, they are mostly found on the northern side set back from the street behind mature gardens with grand entrances on raised ground floors (mostly wide semi-detached villas).
Those seeking the three and four storey modern blocks of the 1970s need to look to the southern side of the road. These were built by L.B. Islington in 1975 as quality maisonettes and many have been bought from the council and since re-sold. Camden Bus has been responsible for many of these sales over the years. In fact, each year we sell more flats in this one road than any other. Shows that it wasn't all bad in the 'Me Decade' of the 1970s.
Hungerford Road is lined with mainly lime trees and some rowan. There are also apple trees. Did you know that urban scrumping is a fast growing pastime in London? No need to take the unnecessary risk of climbing trees, just reach up to the lowest branches or wait for the windfalls. You could make chutney, jam, sauce, jelly or pie. Cider might be a bit too ambitious though as you need 15-20kg apples to make a gallon. But nothing ventured, nothing gained. For more info, here's an interesting link: www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/core-values-its-time-to-go-scrumping-1806788.html
During the 1600s the land around Hungerford Road was owned by the Halliday family. Margaret Halliday married Sir Edward Hungerford, who also gave his name to Hungerford Market, opened in 1682, a once thriving market selling fish, meat, fruit and veg. It was pulled down to make way for Charing Cross Station in 1864.
Sir Edward also gave his name to the Hungerford Bridge, a steel truss railway bridge, aka, Charing Cross Bridge, flanked by the more recent pedestrian bridges, aka, the award winning Golden Jubilee Bridges.