INSIDE: It boasts 5 reception rooms with 8 sets of french doors opening on to the mature garden. 6/7 bedrooms with great beds and loads of light, including an amazing vaulted ceilinged master bedroom featuring two sofas and and 12ft high canopy super king bed along with a luxurious marble en suite with a polished roll top bath. It has a bespoke chef's kitchen (150cm double oven with 8 hobs) with cooking area and 3 sofa lounge area looking over the garden, plus an additional separate second kitchen / utility. It is one of the biggest and oldest (reputed to have the oldest door chain in Kennington) private houses in Kennington with some beautiful original features and a layout where you can all group together or have your own space depending on our your needs. Ideal for a large family group, friends travelling together or people who love space. FACILITIES: The house has a house wide audio system so you can pipe music round the house or not, also you can stream worldwide radio and music, as well as having a partners desk in the study, super fast wifi network and numerous TVs. OUTSIDE: We are set back off the road with a front garden with mature trees and are also are lucky enough to have a huge secret triangular garden at the rear of the house (74ft x 150ft) with mature trees, rambling climbers and a croquet lawn, not to mention outdoor furniture and a wisteria clad archway. You can even hear Big Ben chime in the garden whilst the house itself shields street noise. THE AREA: We love the area too - The neighbourhood is one of London's best kept secrets and they regularly shoot films on Georgian square behind us. Too central to be a suburb it is a real authentic old part of central London littered with history, and where so much of it got destroyed in WWII - our house luckily survived. Kennington is in a bubble of land on the south side of the River Thames so in 5-20mins on foot you can get to so many places. We are are just 15 mins walk to Westminster, Tate Britain, and 25 mins walk National Galleries, Covent Garden, South Bank, and Theatreland - plus there's the West End with cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants accessible by foot or taxi. We are even right next to (1min walk) to the Imperial War Museum and park. The bus network virtually goes everywhere form the Imperial war Museum and Lambeth North Tube or Waterloo are the nearest underground stations.
Stunning Historic 6/7 bedroom London Townhouse Built 1740 in city centre. 2 Min Walk To Imperial War Museum.
We love Historic buildings and love London. Our fundamental belief is a house should be a home for whoever is enjoying it. Having just finished restoring this amazing house we have hopefully made it like a home from home for friends, family and guests who rent the house. It is furnished to be lived in (comfy sofas and beds) with modern luxury (house sound system, TVs, networked WiFi etc) but also has some amazing period charm (restored architectural details) and decent but robust and useable furniture.
Damian purchased this House in 2010
Why Damian chose Central London
THE HOUSE: It is a unique historic town house - stunning to look at, huge inside, and in a brilliant location for enjoying London - it was love at first sight - we were the first people to buy it since it was originally built by the original owners in 1740. THE LOCATION: Kennington is true historic part of Central London and it's architectural pedigree whilst also being a modern part of London living community, with loads of restaurants and bars (recommend playing boule on Cleaver Square on a Wednesday). Best of both and central!
What makes this House unique
Outside - You can walk to so many great museums restaurants, the river, or theatres... or just sit int eh garden playing croquet listening to Big Ben chime. Inside - The house is genuinely both being gorgeous to look and so comfortable to live in. Space to be together but also space to take time out from each other.
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Superb Location, Awesome House !
We had a superb Thanksgiving vacation at this luxurious home. Thirteen family members traveling overseas is a tricky situation and this home handled us well. This house is as beautiful as pictures advertise. It’s right next door to the Tankard Pub which is where we had a pint after playing our annual Thanksgiving family football game. Great depart location for visiting the major must see sites! Mark and Caroline (managers) were fantastic communicators and very hospitable.
We did have some issues with electrical fuses needing to be reset, but understandable taking into consideration our family’s substantial power needs and the differences of American versus Europe power usage. All in all a wonderful trip made possible by staying in a wonderful house.
A gorgeous property and home with all the appointments!
We were only staying in London for a few days but once we entered this home we wished we could have stayed for a month! It’s gorgeous! Well appointed, meticulously decorated, spacious, perfectly located in the heart of London, and inviting. This home had it all. It slept 13 family members comfortably, had a beautiful little back yard, a front courtyard, it was spitting distance from a major bus line, and next to a 24 hour small locally owned grocer. All the modern upgrades you could ask for while maintaining the historical beauty of the home. The property manager met us upon arrival and walked us through the entire home and showed us how everything worked. There’s even a bit of urban wildlife sharing the backyard with you. We will sing the praises of this property to all who ask!
The trip of a lifetime!
We can't say enough good things about the home, location, or the hosts. We have only been home for 24 hours and are already talking about going back. We stayed with two families, 11 people in all. The home's size, floor plan, and bedroom/bathroom count allowed everyone to relax and have their own space after a long day of site seeing while also hanging out together in the spacious kitchen area. We also were able to check more items off our wish list in terms of site-seeing than we anticipated since the home is so close to major attractions. This home is a must stay.
What a fantastic house! Everything you could possibly need is there. Rooms spacious and very stylishly dressed. Fantastic Location so close to the center of London. Small little shop next door really useful. Lovely Pizza take away also next door, would recommend.
We stayed whilst we we getting Married in London. The house accommodated 11 of us and our Black Lab who was welcomed with house rules. It is a great entertaining house with the fantastic large Kitchen, fun lounge downstairs and large garden.
Caroline the house manager so helpful and willing to advise on what she can. Owner Damian very helpful and accommodating through out the booking process. I would love to stay at this property again!
We had 3 generations in this house and all were comfortable and happy. Plenty of room to spread out with space large enough to also be together. The location of this house was perfect for walking to many exhibits and to experience London. Great location for groceries and restaurants. Would rent again should we return.
Beautiful house, lots of space and super location
The house was amazing, located in a great location close to everything. So much space inside! Great for a large family all wanting to stay together.
Special interest holidays:
Ideally located for Museums and Cultural trips to London and people and families who love the theatre, London history but also want a combination of historic architecture of special interest and large living space to enjoy.
London's busy all the time so if you fancy escaping for a day trip it is about 50-90 min depending on your destination train journey to the South Coast - best places we think are Brighton, or South End on Sea.
Heathrow (30mins from Paddington station), Gatwick (30min from Victoria station). Great Public transport just outside the house by underground/metro, bus, taxis. 5-20 min taxi ride gets you almost anywhere in central London from Harrods to Borough Market, V&A museum, Tate Museums, West End, Theatreland, Soho and Covent Garden. Amazing location. Also just 15min walk to Waterloo station for speed trains to the south coast. Car not needed. Nearest Underground station is Lambeth North 5mins walk
These are all by foot! (Taxis/buses even faster): Imperial War Museum (2min walk). The Thames River bank (10min walk). Parliament / Westminster / Imax / Old Vic Theatre / South bank / Tate Britain (15min walk). Covent Garden / Theatreland / Borough Market (25mins walk).
We love the area - The neighbourhood is one of London's best kept secrets and they regularly shoot films on Georgian square behind us (Women in Black II was the latest). Too central to be a suburb it is a real authentic old part of central London littered with history, and where so much of it got destroyed in WWII - our house luckily survived. Kennington is in a bubble of land on the south side of the River Thames.