With a large master bedroom, galley kitchen, large bathroom, and open plan living room with plenty of natural light, this flat on Ashley Crescent is well-suited to first-time buyers, investors and young professionals. Additional benefit include engineered wood floors, large communal gardens, residents car parking, plenty of storage and low running costs.
The green spaces of Clapham Common and Battersea Park are in easy walking distance, as are the restaurants, shops and bars of Lavender Hill, Northcote Road and Clapham Junction. Battersea Power Station, Chelsea and the King's Road are also a short bus ride away.
Major supermarkets, New Covent Garden market and local independent grocers are an easy walk away. Central London is accessible from multiple stations, including Queenstown Road (National Rail, 10min walk, 5 mins to Waterloo), Clapham Junction (15min walk, National Rail, Overground), Clapham Common (15min walk, Northern line Underground), and numerous bus routes. Gatwick airport is only two stops via National Rail from Clapham Junction.
Some words from the owner
What do you love most about your home?
I've been in 36 Ashley Crescent since 2015 and, as my first home in London, is filled with happy memories. I love how beautifully bright the flat gets - the flat is on the corner of the block so is bathed in light from morning to evening. The rooms are large, airy and well-suited to customising however you like. The flat also comes with bags of storage, which has been an absolute godsend, and is so well insulated it's not even necessary to turn on the heating in winter! The neighbours are lovely and friendly, and the neighbourhood is quiet despite being so close to Lavender Hill. Ashley Crescent has been my peaceful sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city living, and I'll be very sad to wave it goodbye!
Why are you moving?
I've lived by myself for a few years now, and I'm taking the chance to move in with friends.
What do you love about the area?
Battersea feels like a colourful village that's found itself in the midst of the capital! Practically next door you'll find Sendero Coffee, which is home to SW London's best latte and the perfect place to while away a lazy Saturday morning getting lost in a book. I'm always sure to run into some friends on a Sunday afternoon in the Fox and Hounds round the corner. At the same time, there's no fewer than 3 bus stops and two supermarkets a few steps from the front door, and all the amenities of Clapham Junction and Lavender Hill a short walk away. Very fortunately for me, I'm only a 20 minute commute away from Westminster too!
Ashley Crescent is perfectly located for traipsing between the al fresco bars in Clapham Old Town and Battersea Park, one of the most beautiful green spaces in Inner London, during the summer months. There are also an enormous variety of cosy, family-owned restaurants lining Lavender Hill to duck into in winter (in particular, I would recommend Pizzeria Pellone on the corner for the nights you can't bring yourself to cook!). The nightlife in Chelsea and Brixton are also very close by public transport. To those for whom London is not enough, Gatwick Airport is only a half hour train journey away from Clapham Junction - which suddenly makes weekends away very doable! Within weeks of moving to Battersea I'd found a whole new social set in a local Rugby Club, and there is a real and welcoming community feel to the area. Finally, if you aren't tempted by Battersea's cultural milieu, there is also the country's least expensive council tax to think about!