Nestled on the edge of Battersea Park, tucked into one of London’s most peaceful corners, lies a garden flat certain to bring roses to your cheeks. The air’s fresh, the shaded garden is dappled with lemony sunshine, and the sparrows chirp drowsily in the trees above. And when you venture inside you’ll find a home every bit as lovely, too. Artwork, antiques, and an ambience of wonderful calm make it every bit as alluring as the tremulous scent of French lavender is in the greenery outside. And, in the evening hush, you’re only a short stroll from the flurry of Chelsea and the King’s Road.
Your host is an artist who spends much of her time with family in Spain and Italy, but finds her chief inspiration while sitting amid the trees and flowers of her garden. You’ll see her artwork duly adorning the walls of this home...
House and garden
The front sitting room is grandly furnished and enticingly brimful of light. Watch it glance and shimmer over the antique bureau and desk, or explore the bookshelves and get cosy on the sofa. Next up is the bedroom, where you’ll find a king-size bed dressed in lovely white sheets, a selection of absorbing artwork on the walls, and a green glimmer of the garden. You’ve a toilet in turquoise and a bathroom with an intriguing antique chest as well as old brass fixtures which glint amid the white and blue tiles and luxury White Company toiletries.
Passing through the sitting room, you’ll see the walls are coloured a buttercup yellow, and light dances off two antique desks, an elegant fireplace and round dining table. Which brings us to the kitchen – large and bright, with an impressive spice rack. When dinner’s ready, you’ll hear the trees whispering for you to bring it outside, where a table and chairs seat four al fresco diners.
Battersea Park is a mere frisbee’s throw away. Here, stroll in the shady walks, bob around on the boating lake, or commune with the Peace Pagoda. Pick out more flowers in New Covent Garden Market, or head over Albert Bridge to the boutiques and restaurants of the King’s Road. The Royal Court Theatre is just the place to watch drama unfold, while the Saatchi Gallery displays the best in contemporary art. Should the West End come calling, the tube from Sloane Square to Oxford Circus takes just over ten minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), entertainment, communications/internet, washer / dryer.TripAdvisor property ID 2764206...Read more
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