Heath Drive, NW3
Hampstead offers the best of both worlds, the classic and contemporary village feel, the quietness of the Heath with its wide-open meadows, expansive woodlands, which also offers swimming pools and sports facilities too and to contrast this, the hustle-bustle of central London and the West End is literally 15 minutes commute away, thanks to excellent transport links.
On the area, the vendor says: “I have a passion for tennis and it's a short walk from home to Cumberland Lawn and also the West Heath Tennis Clubs, which I think is the best in North West London! I used to play every weekend and after a game, sit and relax in their terrace, it's a wonderful place!”
Then adding: “I'm spoilt! I have two of the best villages in North West London. I'm in the middle of Hampstead and West Hampstead with just a few minutes- walk. My favourite restaurant is the iconic Vila Blanca, which serves the best Italian pasta in town. I've been visiting it for over 20 years and the owner is very friendly.
Before you even enter this two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, the front path, a distinctively checkered pattern of black and white tiles really stands out and lets you know you've arrived! The front door of this annex is only shared by two dwellings too. The external facade of this Georgian red brick building perfectly adorned with white detailing is just as impressive.
As you enter the communal hallway, it resonates both homeliness and boutique hotel in feel and offers you the choice of ascending the staircase or you can take the lift.
Step out of the lift on the second floor and the feeling of quality continues with a unique wallpaper that beckons you to want to see and experience more, this really is a special home.
Walking into the apartment doesn't disappoint, a corridor leads to a large bright living room with four windows allowing in a huge amount of natural light. The room boasts a beautiful period fireplace in the style of a Charles Rennie Macintosh piece, which really sets the decor off brilliantly. The room is perfect for relaxing in and for entertaining family and friends. The views from the windows won't fail to please either, as the owner says: “the views of the trees and gardens are sensational, just like a painting in full bloom in the spring.”
The apartment has ceiling recessed spotlights throughout which extenuates the clean lines throughout, next to the sitting room is a perfectly appointed kitchen, which the homeowner admits although spotlessly clean and very tidy: “could do with an update, it's just waiting for someone to come along and put their own stamp on it”.
The bedrooms are large, beautifully lit from the natural light pouring through their windows, the master has an en suite bathroom and a massive built-in wardrobe, storage space is a welcome and common theme throughout this apartment.
One of the two bathrooms boasts an antique floral stained-glass window, echoing the period theme of the fireplace, with a nod to William Morris at the same time. It really is a stand out feature which adds to the relaxing feel of the room.
The apartment also offers access to a shared garden space and residents parking.
When asked why they originally chose the apartment the reply is an enthusiastic: “location, location, location!” Add to that the area is incredibly quiet and the apartment offers, character, calm clean lines, light and space with lovely views of its tree-lined surroundings, one simply has to ask, who wouldn't want to live here? The answer is simple. We recommend early viewing so as not to miss out on this opportunity.
Potential for private balcony subject to planning permission
London Borough of Camden
£1,984.21 p.a. (2020/2021) Band E
Share of freehold
Heath Drive, NW3