Cheneys Road, Leytonstone, London, E11£650,000
3 Bedroom Mid-terraced House Shortlist
- Three-bedroom Victorian house
- Bathroom & downstairs WC
- Two reception rooms
- Potential to extend (STNC)
- Separate utility area/boot room
- Low-maintenance 25ft rear garden
- Near Wanstead Flats
- Walkable to Overground/Elizabeth Line
Lying in the heart of a peaceful residential area, this three-bedroom Victorian home sits in a fantastic location between the fantastic pubs, bars, and restaurants lining Leytonstone High Road and Winchelsea Road and within a 10-minute stroll from Wanstead Flats.
Arriving on the quiet, tree-lined street, you’ll spot the property’s traditional period architecture – a harmonious blend of London brickwork, a colonnaded bay window with foliage capitals, red-brick lintels and a decorative stone entrance arch.
Set behind a wrought-iron gate and mid-height red brick wall, you’ll find a white, part-glazed front door, with silver house number on the arched transom window above.
In the hallway, a deep grey carpet and off-white walls punctuated with a dado rail begin the modern neutral tones found throughout the home, which is warmed by a new Vaillant boiler and a smart Hive thermostat.
To your left, a broad canted bay window brightens an inviting living room featuring the high coved ceilings typical of a Victorian house, while subtle floral wallpaper to one wall adds an elegant touch.
Return to the hallway to discover the second reception – another bright and cosy space where bold focal wallpaper combines with the dusky grey carpet to pop against the light walls and white coved ceiling. Overlooking the side return via a large awning window, this space would make a lovely dining room, playroom or snug.
You’ll find a handy storage cupboard beneath the stairs as you enter the breakfast kitchen (installed in 2013), where marble-effect floor tiles and classic glossy cream cabinetry reflect light from recessed spots and a double side window above the 1.5-bowl sink.
Laid out in a wide galley, the units feature contrasting worktops and glossy black metro-tiles with white grouting, with two seats at the breakfast bar to match. Integrated appliances include a Hotpoint gas cooker with an extractor hood, a Hotpoint dishwasher, and a fridge-freezer.
There’s also space for a freestanding fridge-freezer and a laundry appliance, in a handy utility space before you reach the part-glazed garden door, this could also serve as a boot room to store coats and shoes alongside an appliance. A two-piece downstairs WC lies just to the right for convenience.
Back in the hallway, white bannisters and spindles rise to a landing with a high picture rail and a grey carpet to match the downstairs before flowing into the front bedroom. An overhead loft hatch opens here to a pull-down ladder and a boarded and fully insulated loft, providing plenty of easy storage.
Here, a pair of large windows with radiators below brighten the tonal blend of soft grey walls and charcoal-and-white feature wallpaper. Above, a black chandelier pendant draws the scheme together.
The design scheme switches to vibrant and peppery in the adjoining double, where colourful striped wallpaper meets a white coved ceiling, neutral walls, and a cream carpet. There’s space for a freestanding wardrobe, plus plenty of light streaming in through the rear window. A further single overlooking the garden has a deep grey carpet and would make a light and airy nursery or home office.
The bathroom is modern and stylish with its contrasting tiling and RAK ceramics close-coupled toilet and pedestal basin. The cladding to the sloped ceiling and side window hint at the nautical, while the bath comes with Victorian-style taps and a handheld shower attachment.
From the utility space, the back door opens onto an artificial lawn that runs the length of the garden. Shielded by tall timber fences and neighbouring trees, the garden captures the sun for most of the day while providing a safe and practical space for families. A good-sized wooden shed lies to the rear, plus there’s more storage along the side return.
A NOTE FROM THE OWNERS
‘This is the perfect house for couples and families; it’s cosy and great for parties. I also love the sense of community; all the neighbours near the house are friendly and know each other, which is unusual for London.
‘Kids love Cann Hall Park, and Wanstead Flats is nice for morning or evening strolls and cycling. We also enjoy the eateries and coffee shops on the High Road, such as Coffee Garden, T-bone, and Red Camel, among others.’
IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Cheneys Road is part of a quiet pocket of Victorian streets between the lower end of High Road Leytonstone and the wonderful Wanstead Flats – a walking, jogging and mountain-biking paradise that acts as a gateway to Epping Forest. Langthorne Park is also nearby, with pools and wildlife to explore, as well as basketball courts, a play park and an outdoor gym.
The popular Jenny Hammond Primary School is just four minutes’ walk away and is rated Good by Ofsted, while Davies Lane Primary School is a short stroll and is rated Outstanding. You’ll also find a couple of nurseries nearby.
Within a 5-10-minute walk is the lovely Leytonstone Tavern (for fantastic burgers), as well as El Cafecito (serving Aussie breakfasts and coffee), Kotch for pizza, Yardsale Pizza, Michael’s Fish Bar for fabulous fish and chips, and The Rookwood Village pub with its stylish interior, deck, and electronic darts. Stroll a few minutes further to explore Winchelsea Road’s artisanal food and drink scene, including The Wanstead Tap, Arch Rivals and Wild Goose Bakery for custard tarts.
The High Road is only five minutes’ walk away and has many cafés and convenience stores at its southern end, along with Leytonstone High Road Overground station. If you like traditional Neapolitan pizza, check out Bocca Bocca.
Other local favourites include Sunday roasts at the Holly Tree pub, Singburi for famously good Thai food, after-work drinks at Mammoth taproom, the Leytonstone arts’ trail and the weekly local farmers’ market beside Cann Hall Park, with its coffee shop, play areas and recently built skate park.
Reach Leyton Underground in under 20 minutes, with the Elizabeth line available at Maryland rail station (around a 20-minute walk). From here, it’s just a short journey to Liverpool Street and one stop from Stratford’s major interchange with the DLR, Central and Jubilee Lines, along with shopping, cinema and food at Westfield and world-class swimming facilities at the Olympic Aquatic Centre (it’s equally easy to cycle). Various local bus stops run regular services to Stratford, too.
Leytonstone High Road (Overground) is also just 15 minutes by foot – ideal for getting to the Walthamstow beer mile or Gospel Oak for a stroll to leafy Hampstead Heath.
Stamp Duty Due
Based on a sale price of £650,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:
Last updated: The calculator has been updated to reflect changes in stamp duty following the Mini Budget on 23rd September 2022.
* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.