Charming First Floor Apartment in period building in Central London (Zone1)

Charming First Floor Apartment in period building in Central London (Zone1)

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

This is my much loved home - I have lived here since 2006 and effected a complete makeover in 2008. It is a home of warmth, style and elegance - yet is truly a home, not a showcase. I treasure my possessions, gathered over the years from far and wide but I live in a relaxed and easy going fashion, with lots of friends and family visiting so the space has to work on all levels.

The property is a well maintained, mid terrace, attractive, stucco fronted Regency building with an open facing aspect; it is located in a very quiet residential street with virtually no passing traffic. The south west facing, spacious two bedroom first floor maisonette is cleverly configured on 3 floors; it has recently been completely refurbished throughout to a very high standard. It is elegantly and comfortably furnished with well chosen and much loved quality collectibles - a home of comfort, warmth and welcome.

There are technically 3 bedrooms but one, on the top floor, is primarily used as a study (but has an exquisite and comfortable antique French day bed which is often used by visitors). The master bedroom, on the maisonette entrance level, is adjacent to the drawing room and benefits from a high ceiling as well as French windows to the balcony. There are 2 bedside tables, good reading lights, a custom made headboard and 2 radiators on the central heating system. It has it's own bathroom (with power shower and bath tub, lavatory, heated towel rail) en suite. The other bedroom (3.5 x 2.2m) is on the lowest level and has a trundle bed and is perfect for single occupation but it can be made up into a double - but be warned it is tight. It has a double glazed opening window, central heating, TV (with remote, DVD and Video), armchair, bedside table, reading light, free wi-fi, hairdryer, feather pillows and duvet and quality cotton bed linen. It has its own separate shower room (opposite the bedroom) with excellent overhead power shower, lavatory, basin and heated towel rail; the washing machine/dryer is housed in this shower room.

The light, high ceilinged drawing room is everyone's favourite room - it has a wonderful atmosphere with its high ceilings and so much light from the French windows to a wrought iron balcony. It has an easy to use gas log fire (as well as a large radiator on the central heating system), comfortable seating (comfy sofa, 2 arm chairs and other stools), TV, DVD and music system. There is a antique cherry dining table at one end that can be pulled out for use if needed (chairs and stools to seat 6).

The well designed kitchen is modern, compact and functional with a seat 2 breakfast table. It has a fridge, freezer, double oven with grill, 4 ring gas hob, electric kettle, toaster, etc (no microwave due to cancer risks).

Property features

Who we are

  1. I am a discerning divorce with 1 daughter and 4 gorgeous grandchildren (all living in Sweden which I visit regularly). I have a very youthful approach to life and want to live it to the full; I have been blessed with a great amount of travel - extended periods in America, India and Australia - and I am mad keen to do more. I am easy going, fun loving, adore the arts, crazy about the cinema and theatre and love food (quality, organic where possible, not quantity)... and, perhaps most importantly, have a highly developed sense of humour.

    I have house exchanged twice before - very successfully in 2008 (Sydney, Australia) and in the summmer of 2013 (Edinburgh); both worked like a dream and Hellie in Sydney and I have met several times around the globe.

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The area is exceptionally well served by public transport … Victoria Station, an 8 minute walk from the Denbigh Street, is one of the largest train and bus stations in London and from which you directly access three wide reaching underground (tube) lines - Victoria, District and Circle. The mainline Victoria station provides overground trains to Gatwick Airport and the South West of England. At Victoria Coach Station, there are regular cost effective buses to all the main airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton - as well as to most parts of the UK.

In addition to the nearby Victoria and Pimlico tube stations, there is a wide network of buses available from the front of Victoria Station where a manned information booth provides excellent bus travel guidance. The 24 bus stops metres from the property and buses arrive every few minute taking you directly into the West End via Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, etc.

Pimlico is a hidden bijou part of London; it is a vibrant and buzzing neighbourhood with an abundance of international cafes, restaurants and pubs - Indian, Spanish, Thai, Brazilian, Mexican, Turkish, Vietnamese, Italian, English, Middle Eastern - all within a few minutes’ walk of the property. There are several supermarkets - none more than 10 minutes’ walk away, most within minutes. There also are numerous delicatessens and Tatchbrook Street Market (6 days a week) is just 2 minutes walk away. There are 3 cash ATM’s and a Post Office within 3 minutes’ walk.

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