One summer’s morning on a lovely Shepherd’s Bush lane... If this home were a novel, it would already have you deep in its pages. But put it down for now, since we’ve got the real thing. A top-floor townhouse hideaway, Batoum Gardens is eloquent, bright and brimming with books. There’s poetry in the view from its roof terrace, and even the kitchen is an inky slate. You’ll find the antique furniture and squishy sofas to be characters you want to know better, particularly after an afternoon at Westfield or Notting Hill. Yep, this is one splendid home of the most pronounced description.
Your host is a literary advisor. He moved into Batoum Gardens as a bachelor – now, he and his wife are expecting a baby.
Words to that effect
At the very top of a stylish townhouse, this home is swimming in sunshine. You’ll find it ensconced in the sitting room, gleaming off its vintage furniture and burrowing into cosily snug sofas. Ease a volume from the crowded shelves – you won’t be short on places to read it. Through glass doors sits the decked roof terrace, from which trees and gardens shimmer prettily below. Make something up in the sweetly monochrome kitchen, where six can sit and eat at its graceful dining table.
You’ve a simple and immaculate master bedroom, brightly peppered with artwork, a-groan with books and its double bed dressed in the sprucest linen. Yet more volumes await in the sofa bedroom, an elegant blend of period furniture and big, sunny windows. The ensuite shower room is sleek and shiny, and you’ve another bathroom – both handsomely stocked with our White Company toiletries.
Pop round to Shepherd’s Bush Market to unearth a bargain, hidden treasure or even a yam or two. Goldhawk Road sells fabrics by the yard, while Westfield may just contain almost everything. Those of a Romantic bent will love the manicured lawns and wild woodland of Holland Park, and you’re just a walk away from the fast-paced narrative of Notting Hill. The tube from Shepherd’s Bush to Oxford Circus takes around ten minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), communications/internet, entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2766246...Read more
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