Why mews properties are perfect London homes
So, you’ve begun your London property search and you are wondering what type of home will suit you best?
A London townhouse? Many of the capital’s majestic town houses have now been converted into apartments. Your apartment will benefit from high ceilings and period features such as coving and fireplaces, but be aware that most of these properties are located on busy streets. While many townhouses have the advantage of being close to shops, tube stations and other transport routes, these benefits are offset by a lack of outdoor space and a certain amount of noise pollution.
An apartment in a smart, tower block development? This can provide the interior space you need, together with exciting views of the London skyline. While the positives can include basement parking, concierge service, a balcony with views and even a gym, the downsides are high service charges and the anonymity that comes from living in a purpose-built block.
A terrace or semi-detached house? If you’re looking for a homely space with a garden, a traditional terrace or semi-detached property could fit the bill, but the streets where you will find such properties tend to be in suburban areas, where parking is often a challenge.
A mews property? Because they were originally the dwellings of servants working in nearby ‘grand’ houses, mews streets are located in prime areas of London, just minutes away from desirable shopping streets, parks and transport hubs. Old-style mews houses evolved from stables with accommodation above, and therefore it’s not unusual to find a mews property with its own garage. Because they were tucked away behind the huge houses that lined the main thoroughfares, mews properties have a natural advantage of security and privacy from passers-by. Many even benefit from outdoor space in the form of a roof terrace.
This mews house for sale in Lexham Mews, W8 has a magnificent reception (featured above) four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a roof terrace and a large garage. Just minutes away from the shops, bars and restaurants of High Street Kensington, it’s a great example of a spacious mews property.
Alternatively, a four bedroom, four bathroom mews home in Princes Gate, SW7 (see first photo) is available to rent. With a large roof terrace, parking, two reception rooms, a contemporary kitchen (featured above) and a utility room, it’s perfectly located for shopping trips to Harrods or browsing round Kensington’s museums.
With so much choice, it can be daunting to find your ideal home in the capital and that’s why you need to ask the experts. Lurot Brand specialises in luxury mews properties that provide everything you need for an enjoyable lifestyle in central London, so call us today to view our exclusive mews properties for sale or to rent.