A beautifully presented 1-bedroom flat with a south-east facing garden in Battersea's Diamond Conservation Area, with easy access to the open green spaces of Clapham Common and Battersea Park, as well as the bars and restaurants at Lavender Hill and Battersea Power Station.
Perfectly suited for first-time buyers, young professionals or investors, this home features a principal bedroom with fitted wardrobes, reception room with plantation shutters and beautifully-tiled fireplace, bathroom with over-tub shower, and open-plan kitchen/dining area leading onto the south-east facing garden. Renovated to a high standard, the property also benefits from a fully-tanked cellar with pump, double glazing throughout, 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 and Clapham Old Town. Battersea Power Station is a 15-minute walk, whilst Chelsea and the King's Road are also a short bus ride away.
For day-to-day practicalities, Sainsbury's Local and Tesco Express are very close by, along with Sendero Specialty Coffee. Central London is accessible from stations at Queenstown Road (National Rail, 5 min walk, 5 mins to Waterloo) and Battersea Park (15 min walk, 6 mins to Victoria). The new Northern line extension at Battersea Power Station (15 min walk) is also scheduled to open shortly.
Words from the Owner
What do you love most about your home?
This has been the perfect first home for us. We love the open kitchen which is great for having people over (outside of Covid times!), and opens directly onto the garden as well as having a floor to ceiling window. The garden is amazing, it's a real sun trap, big enough for a small allotment (if you're keen) and plenty of flowers, as well as a BBQ. It's also great having a separate living room for relaxing in, which we can use for guests staying over, or as office space if we are working from home. The living room has a gorgeous tiled fireplace and gets loads of light through the lovely bay windows framed by a set of new plantation shutters.
We have lived in London for over 10 years and this is the warmest flat that we have ever 'wintered' in - all the windows are double glazed, and it means that the heating bills are really reasonable.
One of the best things about the flat is the cellar (fully tanked and decorated) - we are both big cyclists and having somewhere to keep the bikes is so nice. They are out of the way but really easy to access - and we can use the rest of the cellar for storage. We also have plenty of built-in storage in the bedroom and living room.
Why are you moving?
We have really loved living here but are getting to the stage where we are thinking about starting a family and so are looking for a more child friendly place. It's been a really tough decision for us as we wish we could stay.
What do you love about the area?
Battersea is such a great place to live. Our road is super quiet which means you can have an excellent sleep at night, but we are only moments away from so many fun activities as well!
If you are looking for a coffee or brunch, you are a short walk from not one, but two (!) Senderos - so delicious. There are some excellent restaurants on Lavender Hill, which is a short walk away (Pizzeria Pellone is one of the best pizza places in London!), and also up by Clapham Common (we love Minnow). Clapham Common also has some great shops, pubs, and bars - not to mention the unbelievably good ice cream at Nardulli's.
The new Power Station area has a really nice vibe, especially in the summer when you can visit Battersea Brewery or have a drink out on the dock. We are also spoiled when it comes to green space - it's a ten minute walk to Clapham Common and even less to the beautiful Battersea Park. It's so nice to be able to get your fill of nature or go for a run just moments away from the house. If you like running or walking, joining the Thames Path through Battersea park is an excellent route and a great way to explore the city.
We both cycle or walk to work because we are so close to the city (20 min cycle to St Paul's), and the cycling infrastructure on Queenstown Road is great so we feel really safe. There are several Santander cycle stations within the neighborhood so you could use this route even if you don't already own a bike!
On top of that, there are plenty of bus routes on Queenstown Road, or it's about a 7 minute walk to Queenstown Road Station, which takes you into Waterloo in 8 minutes. If you walk just a bit further (10 mins) to Battersea Park Station, you can pick up a 6 minute train into Victoria. That's not to mention the new Northern Line extension which is due to be finished in the autumn - the tube stop at Battersea Power Station is a 15 minute walk away - and it's the terminus so you will always get a seat!