These 10 properties are the most charming on the market in London right now; including everything from quaint cottages to grand townhouses, it’s time to forget generic new-builds – there are plenty of homes in the capital packed with character…
1. Astwood Mews, South Kensington
Quietly tucked away down a cobbled street in Astwood Mews is this charming three bedroom maisonette. The not-to-miss property features striking red paintwork against its whitewashed walls and its adorable front garden. Offering compact and convenient living, the property is arranged over two floors and comprises of a spacious entertaining space with superb natural light thanks to the four large windows filling the front of the property, as well as vaulted windows on the second floor. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.695m.
2. Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill
Situated conveniently in the heart of Notting Hill, this Victorian house is the perfect property for family city living. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms set over four floors, your family will be more than happy with the amount of space the house boasts – from its 67-foot back garden to the 3 immaculate reception rooms. The residence also features a double-height atrium which overlooks its east-facing garden, perfect for sunny summer days. Available through Strutt & Parker for £4.8m.
3. Magnolia House, Chiswick
Magnolia House overlooks the stunning Strand-on-the-Green and offers the most picturesque views of the River Thames from inside its Georgian walls. The Grade II listed property is situated in a rarely-available prominent location between Kew Bridge and Chiswick Bridge and is perfect for those who want to live in the city, yet still find themselves craving countryside surroundings. Available through Savills and River Homes £3.495m.
4. Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill
This peachy house is in immaculate condition after a refit which saw a stunning double drawing room built on the raised ground floor, with steps access to a spacious and bright conservatory overlooking the house’s unique gardens below. The exquisite property is in a fantastic location with links to Portobello Road and Westbourne Grove as well as the beautiful open spaces of Kensington Gardens and Holland Park – in no doubt one of the most in-demand postcodes in London. Available through Knight Frank for £4.25m.
5. Clarendon Cottage, Enfield
Taking its place in Gentleman’s Row on the western edge of Enfield, this Grade II* listed property boasts deceptively spacious interiors as well as the impressive fact that it is currently the oldest surviving house in Enfield. The property has captured over five centuries of vernacular architecture over its four floors and features a classic inglenook fireplace and fine exposed timbers throughout – as well as the modern addition of a paved heated swimming pool. A small cellar runs under part of the house and the two-floor mezzanine gives the ultimate private living situation. Available through Jackson-Stops for £1.35m.
6. St Luke’s House, Chelsea
This elegant, detached new-build is located on St Lukes Street and boasts convenient access to the King’s Road and Fulham Road. Offering luxurious city living, the property has stunning interiors as well as fabulously proportioned rooms and spacious living. Take a short stroll to Chelsea Farmer’s Market every Saturday and pick up some of London’s freshest produce to cook up a family meal. Available through Russell Simpson for £11.45 m.
7. Cobbold Road, Shepherds Bush
A charming Victorian terraced house sits quaintly in West London giving off all those country cottage vibes. The pale blue property boasts large sash windows throughout which allows the natural light to flood beautifully through the property. The exposed brick walls complement the house as does the courtyard garden, which can be accessed through the stable door from the modern kitchen. Available through Finlay Brewer for £865,000.
8. Jubilee Place, Chelsea
This elegant property combines traditional style with modern interiors, including a fully marble bathroom. The incredibly spacious Chelsea Townhouse is set out over three floors and features a TV room and a gym – it’s just minutes from the King’s Road, but you may never leave… Available through Humberts for £6.25m.
9. Surrey Lane, Battersea
One of London’s true gems, this extraordinary property offers private yet conveniently-located living. Sat behind electric gates and an exquisite walled garden just a stone’s throw from Battersea Park and the River Thames, the house features a wide double height stair hall which comes alive during the day as it’s lit up by marvellous roof windows. As well as its 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the property also boasts a large separate coach house which is currently being used as a gym. Available through Aylesford for £10.5m.
10. Leverton House, Notting Hill
This large, classic fronted townhouse is located on the charming tree-lined avenue of Ossington Street and features the highest ceilings and most spacious, contemporary living. The architecturally designed masterpiece boasts smart-home technology as well as two roof terraces which are perfect for outdoor entertaining. Inside the property, Deirdre Dyson’s Falling Leaves carpet takes pride of place, aiming to bring the outside in to this ultimate family living space. Available through Knight Frank for £9.75m.
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