The spacious apartment occupies the ground floor of a beautiful double-fronted Victorian mansion, redesigned to offer glamorous modern 'warehouse-living' whilst retaining lovely old features. Full of art and ceramics, the house has a stunning back garden which includes a small "lake".
Your large double room is light and airy with a high ceiling and tall bay windows overlooking the West Bank Nature Reserve.
The spacious and airy apartment occupies the entire ground floor of a beautiful double-fronted Victorian mansion which has been redesigned to offer glamorous modern 'warehouse-living' whilst retaining lovely old features such as marble fireplaces and ornate cornices. Full of art and ceramics, the house is set back from the street behind a raised front garden; the back garden includes a small 'lake'.
Your large double room is light and airy with a high ceiling and tall bay windows overlooking the front garden and the West Bank Nature Reserve on the other side of the street. The room has a super-comfortable king size bed, a desk, Bose mini-soundlink, plenty of sockets for charging your mobile/laptop and plenty of hanging/storage space for clothes etc. Clean sheets and towels are supplied.
There is Wi-Fi, TV, washing machine, clothes drier and dishwasher. The bathroom (which we all share) is modern and clean with a marble-walled shower, underfloor heating and hot water instantly available. The flat is centrally heated and massively insulated, and all windows are double-glazed.
This apartment is truly unusual and stunning, with a huge main living area. Floor to ceiling glass doors open the entire rear wall to a leafy walled garden full of atmospheric stone ruins - pillars, an angel, an old well and a waterfall dropping into a huge pond. There is a secluded and sunny patio area with table and chairs. The garden was designed by Todd Longstaffe Gowan (who also redesigned Kensington Palace Gardens, various gardens at Hampton Court and the forest of ferns at the Royal College of Art).
The apartment is cool and airy in summer, and warm in winter.
It’s perfect for anyone who wants a stylish, comfortable and welcoming base from which to explore London. It's peaceful, and the area is safe, friendly and residential.
As guests you will have access to all the communal areas, kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom and garden. Guests are welcome to help themselves to tea and coffee, to leave food in the fridge and cupboards and to use fresh herbs from the garden. Guests may use the kitchen to make breakfast, and at other times by agreement if I am not using it.
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I work from my pottery studio in the garden and will usually be here to meet you when you arrive to hand over the keys and show you the ropes.
A Londoner for 37 years I know the city well and I am happy to offer advice and suggestions on cultural sights and activities and good places to eat etc.
I have lived in this house for over twenty years, and when my two daughters left home made it into two apartments – this one, where I still live, and upstairs which is permanently let out.
This apartment is my home, so please treat it nicely, as you would your own. I have a very large and beautiful pond so it's not safe for kids I'm afraid.
After retiring from book publishing (you might have heard of Eats, Shoots and Leaves), I took up pottery which is now my main occupation. I am on the board of Europe's biggest literary magazine. I enjoy art, politics, cinema, theatre, dance, cooking, gardening and other people.
I moved to London from New Zealand 1979. I love the city with its astonishingly rich history, ethnic mix and culture, and look forward to welcoming you here. I speak French (tolerably) and German (a little).