Mitford Road, London N19


A bright and spacious two bedroom cottage style house, originally built in the late 1800's with a multitude of period features and a private South west facing garden, accesses via bi-fold doors from the fully fitted kitchen diner. Two living rooms giving a 23’ through lounge. Mitford Road is located on a quiet residential tree-lined turning situated between Archway, Crouch End, Holloway and Finsbury Park. Each providing a number of amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, fresh food markets and traditional gastro pubs. Upper Street, Islington and Highgate are reached via a short bus ride. Easy access to Upper Holloway Overground Station and Finsbury Park tube station with immediate access to the Victoria & Piccadilly, Thames Link and Great Northern Lines. Gas centrally heated. Excellent storage. Freehold. Chain free.

Living room 15’ x 11’3” Open to staircase. Leading to
Living room 11’6” x 11’2” Fireplace. Sash window
Kitchen diner 14’8” x 8’7” Fully fitted with ample dining space. Direct access via bi-fold doors to garden
Bedroom 15’ x 11’9” Two sash windows. Fireplace
Bedroom 11’3” x 9’6” Sash window
Bathroom 8’8” x 7’4” White suite plus shower. Vaulted ceiling, Velux skylight plus sash window.

Tenure: Freehold
Council tax: Band E (Islington Borough)



Originally called Penn Villas until 1912. This and surrounding roads were developed by Henry Bunkell during the 1870s who built his own home in this road. The derivation of Penn is unclear having no local significance with Penn in Buckinghamshire. Penn Road is an extremely attractive broad leafy road of fussy Victorian architecture, set behind mature gardens with lime, birch and cherry trees. Its claim to fame, is Kate Winslet once lived here and Penn Road also used to be home to Bob Hoskins, but that's where its fame ends. Penn Road, like other gorgeous neighbouring streets, such as Cardozo Road, Freegrove Road, Hartham Road are part of a small area still quite unrecognised. These streets have an up-market feel similar to the neighbouring streets of say, Camden Square, but without the price tag. They lie between, Islington, Holloway and Camden and the fact they're on-the-edge-of-the-map is, I'm sure, the main reason why they remain so affordable. Take a stroll down these roads and you'll know what I mean.

Penn Road is, without a doubt, the most attractive of these roads. It's very quiet and unusually wide. St Luke's, a Victorian gothic church, towers over the Hillmarton Road end and near Caledonian Road, the road splits each side of a small triangular park. Penn Road Residents Association manage this tiny park and it's always in pristine condition creating a lovely view for the houses facing it. There's lovely images of this park and a wealth of information about Penn road on this link - Click Here

There are a couple of detached houses but mostly three storey semi-detached houses on each side of the road, all with front gardens. The architecture on the north side has plenty of white stucco and differs in design from the more flat fronted, but equally attractive, houses opposite.


Caledonian Road tube station It takes 4 minutes 43 seconds to walk the length of Penn Road. Using our stop watch we timed a further 7 minutes 37 seconds to walk to Caledonian Road tube station (Piccadilly Line).
Local bus routes 17, 91, 259, 393 N91 and also various on Camden Road (shortcut by foot via Keighley Close)