Gracious and grand, Milton Park is the home that many desire but few will attain. Fifteen-foot high ceilings, lovely original features and a Farrow and Ball colour palette give these rooms an ethereal lightness, a delicacy that’s only grounded by an array of contemporary furniture. The tones are subtle and the lines are clean – this home speaks of its Edwardian origins not through clutter but through its class. Highgate is one of the greenest parts of London, with a heath, a wood and a number of much-loved parks. Take your book for a stroll in the sunshine or hunker down over a bowl of soup in an artisan café. It turns out that heaven really is a place on earth.
Top of the tree
Your hosts have been lavishing their affection upon Milton Park for fifteen years. He’s a biochemist at the Foreign Office and she’s a management consultant.
A home to sate your most ardent desires, you’ll be bowled over by the attention to detail in every single room. The sitting room, on the ground floor, is utterly simple, with its wooden shutters, caramel floors and flowing iron fireplace. The dining room is similarly pared back, with space for eight to eat beneath the chandelier and some funky retro chairs. The kitchen has a double height ceiling and an enormous oven, and the patio garden is pleasingly tangled with ivy.
All four bedrooms are doubles, with a family bathroom on both the first and the second floor. The master bedroom resembles a suite in a country house hotel, with fine antique furniture, another chandelier and oodles of floor space. And even the best hotels would struggle to provide such an enormous ensuite, tiled in warm sandstone, and with both a walk-in power shower and a traditional roll-top bath.
Highgate has some of the best pubs in London, where you can sip real ale in wood panelled rooms or tuck into a hot beef pie. Head down to Hampstead for designer shops and snazzy restaurants, or stay closer to home for cute cafes and independent grocers. Lose yourself in Highgate Wood, or pay a call on Karl Marx, sleeping beneath the moss of Highgate Cemetery. The tube from Highgate to Leicester Square takes around twenty minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, hob (gas), communications/internet, oven (2), entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2767668...Read more
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