Princes Square, Notting Hill, London W2
Ref No: KE003-LI-SA371
Perfectly placed between the attractive terraces and high-end eateries of prestigious Notting Hill and bustling Bayswater, discover an oasis of calm amongst the carnival of colour; welcome to Princes Square.
The imposing Victorian frontage of Princes Square immediately captures the historic splendour of the neighbourhood, but step inside, and uncover a property where past merges seamlessly with present.
Enter into a wide, bright entrance hall. To your left a large cloakroom houses your winter coats, shoes and even your foldaway bike, giving you a prelude to the spaciousness that characterises this home. Ahead of you, a quirky glass wall allows you to peek into the main lounge – an unusual feature that serves to magnify the copious light and create a huge sense of space.
OWNER QUOTE: “There is an insane amount of storage in this flat. We have a child and we still haven’t even filled all of it.”
Step through onto the black wooden floor of your voluminous living room. With its tall windows and high ceilings, this vast space is the true hub of the home. With views and double doors out to the balcony, light pours through into this cheerful room. Why not start your day with a cup of tea on the balcony, enjoying a peace and quiet so rarely found in central London? At the end of a long day’s work, pour yourself a well-deserved glass of wine as you unwind in the sun as it casts its evening rays onto the balcony. Bliss.
Follow the steps down to your tranquil garden. A hidden bubble of solitude in the buzz and hubbub of the city; you can’t even hear the traffic from here. Lose yourself in your thoughts on a sunny Saturday afternoon amidst the leafy foliage. In summertime, why not invite friends and colleagues over for an afternoon barbecue in the sunshine – you’ve got the space for it here.
OWNER QUOTE: “Sit in the garden and you can’t hear traffic or anything I didn’t think you could have such a quiet space in central London. It really is a gem.”
A handsome tree not only provides you with a beautiful shady spot beneath which to leaf through a favourite book, but also serves to block the view from the windows of the neighbours opposite, affording you even more privacy in this securely walled haven. If the weather becomes too ‘British’, bring the party back indoors, into your palatial party apartment.
When you’re not socialising and entertaining, enjoy the serene sound of silence, so quiet is this building; you would never think you were in central London. Even in the evenings it is quiet, and there is even a pub next door! For a young professional couple this living space is ideal for parties and soirees, and should the transition to parenthood take place, this area is so big there is plenty of space to stash away the toys in the evening in order to retain your ‘adult’ space.
OWNER QUOTE: “We’ve had great parties here in the past. Now we have a great space for play dates!”
Beneath the spotlight dusted ceiling, cross the living room to discover your fabulous and functional kitchen. Space in this home has been cleverly optimised for storage to ensure that you get the benefit of room to stretch out in where you need it most.
More spotlighting ensures that this space is perfectly practical, whilst built in shelving allows for ample storage. A dishwasher is neatly built in, along with your oven and there is even room for a large fridge freezer.
Slip back out to the lavishly lit hallway, as we head downstairs to discover more hidden treasures in this abundant apartment.
Downstairs to the right discover a most versatile space. Formerly a bathroom, the plumbing has been reused turning it into a handy utility room complete with washing machine and dryer. House all your laundry down here keeping the rest of your home ironing free! Of course as the original plumbing still exists, should you desire an additional bathroom this could be easily achieved.
A large linen cupboard to your left is the ideal place to stash away your bedding, brooms and cleaning products; even the hoover fits in here!
All this storage space means one fantastic thing; clutter is confined to cupboards. This motif is all the more apparent as you step through into the dressing area – an utterly unique space that offers so much potential. With six wardrobes adorning either end of the room replete with shelves, hanging spaces and drawers, this space could not be more useful! With space also for a chair or small sofa, could this be your private study or reading room? As your young professional family expands, this room would double delightfully as a play room for your youngster.
Head through now into the sparkling and spacious bathroom. So large is this room that it contains a separate shower and bath, while the spotlighting reflects off the huge mirrors catching the gleam in the marble units to amplify this roomy effect. Enjoy some indulgent you time amidst the foaming bubbles before snuggling up in a fluffy warm towel, freshly plucked off the heated towel rail.
Finally, allow us to introduce you to your luxurious bedrooms. Both are so large it’s a hairs breadth difference to pick out the master. But it is not only the roominess here that makes these bedchambers so well-appointed. Stop. Look. Listen. Although you are on the lower ground floor, light pours in from the windows – both of which look out onto the garden, bathing both bedrooms in light. No watching commuters’ feet trampling overhead here! Instead enjoy the twitter of birdsong and the blue skies above. Safe and secure, these windows open out as emergency fire escapes, and the latches can be opened to allow air in during the balmy summer months. Beneath the skylights, yet more storage space houses cupboards and chests of drawers. With nobody above you save for your own living room, lie down to sleep in utter tranquillity. Nobody will disturb you here.
Out and about:
Step out of your front door and emerge into the carnival of colour and flavour that is central London and take your pick of the action. Next door is your lovely local The Prince Edward serving award winning Badger cask ales and an array of ‘pub grub’. For a more multicultural choice of eateries you need look no further than Princes Square. With a choice of Persian, Greek and Moroccan, and even iconic Indian restaurant Durbar, established in 1956, there is cuisine for every palate on offer here.
Head down the road to discover all the handy conveniences you need from Sainsbury’s to Café Nero. There’s even a hairdressers and an opticians here. A short walk away takes you to Bayswater’s Queensway High Street and its selection of Chinese restaurants.
For culture and cosmopolitan vibes take a walk to Portobello and Notting Hill proper, where you can browse the bookshops and while away a few hours in the fashionable boutiques. On a sunny afternoon, take a ten-minute walk to the Princess Diana memorial playground in Hyde park which is amazing for those with youngsters.
Whether you’re discovering the local bars and clubs or exploring the child-friendly amenities on offer, there’s plenty for everyone here. From playgroups to pubs, from private schools to piano bars, Princes Square is ideally situated to accommodate all your needs.
OWNER QUOTE: “It has been an amazing home. It’s the perfect living space that has provided peace and tranquillity in central London.”
For transport links, Queensway and Notting Hill are a 6-minute walk away and bus routes in all directions are within your easy reach, while links to the M40 and M4 are accessible too.
Amidst the hustle, bustle and vibrancy of Notting Hill and central London, your refuge at Princes Square is the perfect oasis of calm. For the best of both worlds, come and take a peek. Why settle for less, when you can have it all?
Leasehold + Share of Freehold
999 years from 25-01-2012, i.e. 993 years remaining
Ground Rent: £TBA
Service Charge: £TBA
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