A beautifully presented, naturally bright and well-laid out 1-bedroom flat in an iconic portered building, situated close to Battersea Square and the River Thames.
With a principal bedroom, a bright reception room with two sash windows, bathroom with over-tub shower, and separate galley kitchen, this flat is particularly well appointed for first-time buyers, investors, or those searching for a secure pied-a-terre. The property also benefits from an on-site porter, quiet third floor location with lift, communal gardens, and a share of the freehold.
For leisure, the acclaimed Battersea Square is moments from your front door and offers fantastic options for eating and drinking, including the acclaimed Gordon Ramsay London House and Gail's Bakery. For open green spaces, Battersea Park is within easy walking distance, whilst the smaller Fred Wells Gardens with tennis court is just across the road. There is also a wider array of shops and restaurants to be found on the King's Road in Chelsea. The Thames Path is a couple of minutes away by foot.
For transport, a variety of bus routes are available whilst direct trains into central London and to national destinations (including Gatwick airport) are available from Clapham Junction, which is a short walk away. There is also a Santander Cycles docking station closeby and on-street permit parking.
Words from the owner
What do you love most about your home?
The flat is bright and spacious with high ceilings, its airy open feeling is enhanced by views through big sash windows over Old Battersea House and towards the river. The rooms are all nicely sized, it's never felt cramped with two of us plus our dog living here, helped by heaps of built in storage in all the rooms. The flat stays wonderfully warm during the colder months but stays pleasantly cool on hot summer days.
Once you're through the main Battersea Village gates, the flat has its own front door giving a feeling of security and privacy. The gardens are beautifully maintained all year round and there's an on-site porter who makes sure everything's running smoothly. The sunny courtyard is perfect for having a relaxed lunch, or for entertaining friends with a summer barbecue.
There's a friendly and varied community living here, all sorts of people from flat sharers, couples, young families, through to retirees. For us it's always been a safe, quiet and peaceful place to live.
Why are you moving?
After 12 years in the flat and almost 30 in London, we've decided it's time to live at a slightly easier pace on the south coast. We love spending time by the sea and our little dog can't get enough of the beach, we owe it to her to give her the best life she can have! It'll be a huge wrench to move away from the buzz and excitement of London after so many years but hopefully someone will have as excellent a time here in Battersea as we have.
What do you love about the area?
It's a terrific location, basically Central London but also full of green spaces and with a quieter community feel. Battersea Square is on the doorstep with cafes catering for all your coffee and pastry needs, pizza, tapas or maybe something more fancy at Gordon Ramsey's London House. Just a few paces and you'll find the Woodman, perfect for Sunday lunch in the garden, or the QuecumBar if you're feeling lively and want cocktails, live music and a unique atmosphere.
Jump on the bus and you're on Kings Road in no time, go the other direction and you'll hit the shops and cafes of Northcote Road. It's just a 15 minute walk or a quick bus ride to Clapham Junction, so you're brilliantly connected both into and out of London.
The main attraction for us though has always been Battersea Park - surely it's the best park in London - a stroll away along the Thames Path. Wide open spaces, a tranquil lake with wildlife, stunning gardens, a great cafe and always something going on during the summer. I think it's a gem, and it might be what we'll miss most about living here.