Period apartment (1910) in Edwardian mansion block on the Thames and Thames footpath with quick and easy access to central London

Period apartment (1910) in Edwardian mansion block on the Thames and Thames footpath with quick and easy access to central London

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

My recently redecorated period apartment on the first floor by stairs is pleasantly furnished with a mixture of antiques and modern furniture and is full of light from floor to ceiling windows looking out on trees and well cared for front gardens. The flat is in a block of just three floors with a caretaker. Opposite and behind the facing flats is a communal garden only accessed by flat owners who have an access key. The communal gardens are beautifully kept and face the Thames and the Thames toe path where one can enjoy long walks in either direction along the river. Also in season it is possible to arrange parties and BBQ's in the gardens which are provided with tables, chairs, and BBQ equipment. It is a great venue to invite your friends for a Boat Race (Oxford v. Cambridge) taking place every March or for drinks or outdoor picnics on the River. At the end of the road one finds the famous Hammersmith Bridge which one can either cross by foot or by bus, to arrive after a few minutes walk to the Underground at Hammersmith Station and all the buses in the Hammersmith Bus Station. The flat's address is known as a quiet, hidden and yet very accessible area of London but with easy access to central addresses. There is no through traffic on the street which is amazingly quiet for London. There is a bit of airplane noise in the mornings but one quickly becomes used to that and now I really do not notice it.
In the other direction by bus, car or foot one quickly comes to the Wetlands of Barnes, an ecological wonder in London as it serves as a wildlife refuge. Nearby is central Barnes, one of the most charming and well preserved villages of London, with its period houses and pubs on the River, its local (non chain) shops for food, clothing, antiques,books and culture. There are many walks nearby the local pond and pubs and an old cinema which has been renovated and shows the latest films.

The flat itself has 3 bedrooms, two doubles each with double bed, and one single. There is the main bathroom with separate shower and bath which is also equipped with a Japanese style washlet toilet. Next door is a small guest cloakroom with toilet and basin. The main living room has very high ceilings and long floor to ceiling windows, wooden floors with area rug, large book filled bookcases, a working gas fireplace, as well as two antique sofas, two antique chairs and an antique art deco mirrored chest of drawers. There are many paintings and prints and two large antique mirrors. The large flat screen TV is on a Sky subscription and supplies numerous internet channels. There is also WiFi in the flat and central heating. There is a kitchen with a dining area seating from 6/8 people. In the kitchen there are all the usual machines, new in August 2017. In the bath there is a washing machine and a separate dryer. Rubbish is collected daily during the week from outside the flat door and one also has access to the main rubbish collection area. I have a cleaner who comes once a week on Saturdays.

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  1. I am a dual citizen (British/American) English, French and Spanish speaking

  2. I worked in design and antiques after teaching career and do the Argentine tango

  3. Interested in art and theatre and love to travel where it is warm in winter months and to cultural cities

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Neighbourhood

Just across Hammersmith Bridge the area call Barnes begins. Very green and leafy with many areas to walk, including the Thames footpath. Barnes is an historic area with a village atmosphere and an absence of the big chain stores. There are many exclusive restaurants and pubs, some of which are on the river Thames. A friendly atmosphere prevails and not much traffic.

Buzzy restaurants
Sonny's, the River Cafe, Rick Stein's, Olympic Studios, Riva
Cool bars
The Brown Dog pub, and many other pubs on the River
Cozy cafés
Gail's bakery, Olympic cafe
Retail therapy
Many independent shops
Bit of culture
Olympic Studios, Lyric Theatre,
Walks in the park
Thames footpath, Barnes Common , Barnes Wetland for birdwatching
Spot of exercise
Many parks and gyms
Day tripping
Easy access for trips out of Lonon

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