A Grade II listed 5 bedroom maisonette spanning three floors on one of the original pilgrim’s routes to Canterbury, Blackfriars Road.
Setting itself apart from the neighbouring properties, are two commanding stone pillars. Elegant wrought iron railings and gate enclose a considered courtyard with large pot plants leading to an impressive 6 panelled Georgian door with semi- circular fan light above.
A suitably substantial hallway is complemented with high ceilings and original cornicing. Stairs lead you up to the first floor landing off which is a double reception room that is currently utilised as not only a living room but an additional dining area and study. Three large original sash windows run the length of the room whilst a modern gas fire provides a focal point for the lounge area.
A fully integrated and spacious kitchen leads off this with room for a breakfast table. This overlooks a secluded south facing terrace which is accessed via French doors. In addition there is a small cloakroom with includes a toilet and basin.
The second floor consists of two large bedrooms and master bathroom. This consists of two basins, bath, and separate shower with rainfall attachment, heated towel rail, vertical panelled radiator and views overlooking the back courtyard garden. Cleverly, they have situated the utility room: washer/dryer, basin and built-in storage, on this floor meaning laundry doesn’t have to be carted up and down floors.
Finally the third floor sees three further double bedrooms and shower room. In addition there is generous storage in the attic that can be accessed via two of the bedrooms and landings. A large skylight on the top floor hallway can provide access to the roof and potential extension should you need more space! Given its current size, I doubt the necessity.
Steeped in history the property, at one point used to sell religious artefacts to the pilgrims headed on their annual visit to the Shine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.
The property is ideally located for those who want to maximise their experience and enjoyment of London without the hassle of travelling too far. On your doorstep there are approximately 10 theatres, the closest being the Young Vic, Old Vic and the National. Round the corner is The Cut with its eclectic mix of individual shops and well known eateries. There are numerous art galleries nearby the Tate Modern being one, famous restaurants like Hix and the OXO tower. Borough market, offering a glorious mix of tastes and smells virtually everyday is also close at hand. Spoilt for choice, you need never leave the borough but if you do, a short walk across the river (five minutes walk away) will take you to the West End or the City in 20mins.
Southwark Jubilee line station is seconds from the front door giving direct access to Bond Street in one direction and Canary Wharf the other. Waterloo, London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge stations are all within easy walking distance giving unparalleled virtually direct access to all the major airports, whilst just across Blackfriars Bridge is Farringdon station which will be one of the major Cross Rail stations.
Aside from the properties size and grandeur you really couldn’t be better located, for transport links, entertainment and the arts.