Regents Park Road, London, NW1
- Space for Au Pairs bed in bed 2
- 1 minute to Primrose Hill park
- Insta-ready backdrops of cute boutiques like 1950s-themed Reenie's Ice Cream Bar.
- Regents Royal Park 2 minutes walk away.
- 12ft high ceilings
- Large sash bay windows recently refurbished
- Large light Lounge with views
- Furniture can be included
- Ideal Pier De Terre
- READY TO MOVE IN NOW!
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Laid out over two floors, this ground floor & garden apartment enjoys 12ft high ceilings, a large bay window and open plan living space. A modern German designer kitchen wraps around the right side of the room, leading to a second large window, meaning ample light continually floods into this tranquil space. The apartment is fitted with ceiling speakers throughout.
Bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the lower ground floor level. Accessed via a floating oak staircase, which descends down to the principal suite on the left. High ceilings and large French doors give this room a bright and peaceful feel. The doors lead to a private garden terrace, perfect for morning coffee with a newspaper, a spot of yoga before work or Barbeque and glass of wine of an evening with friends. All in the privacy of your own home, with only the distant hum of Primrose Hill and Regents Park in the background.
The second bedroom has a dressing area which has doubled up as a 3rd room for an au pair in the past and en-suite bathroom, including full sized bath finished with porcelain tiles and heated mirrors . A family wet room is the last room on this level with a large double shower. There is also a large storage room off the hallway. Underfloor heating is installed throughout, which leaves a real warmth and cosiness to the entire apartment.
Favourite quote from the interview below with the current owner
"Since this is among a small group of isolated roads, you get to know the people and the faces become friendly. In most central London areas, people transit through every few years, here people live their lives. You will fall in love."
The area from a residents perspective........
Primrose Hill is first and foremost a village - some consider it to be the last remaining village in London with quiet streets and local boutique shops, superb cafes and restaurants . It has a strong sense of community and is very safe. Primrose Hill village is bordered by Primrose Hill and Regent's Park, the Regent's Canal and the railway, which means that there's little traffic. Primrose Hill and Regent's Park possess 4 children's playgrounds and of course children also tend to enjoy the zoo
Primrose Hill park adjoins Regent's Park and is itself a Royal Park. Once upon a time it was part of King Henry VIII's hunting grounds. The Hill itself is a natural rise in the landscape and provides a spectacular viewpoint, which is without a doubt the best in London - you can see for miles: The South Downs, Crystal Palace, King's Cross and St Pancras stations, Canary Wharf, the City, St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, the Post Office Tower and, of course, London Zoo (which is located in Regent's Park itself). It is always interesting, whatever the weather: there's a big sky for a colourful sunset or a turbulent cloudscape. On New Year's Eve people gather to watch the fireworks on the London Eye.
Walking is popular all year round. In summer, the Hill is full of picnickers, enjoying the sunshine and the space. The Hill is full of a surprising number and variety of trees, and if the sun gets too hot, there is always one to take shade under.
Living so close to Primrose Hill and Regent's Park during a year of restrictions has been considered an absolute dream having 395 acres of land to walk around, right on the doorstep. There is so much to enjoy here: the boating lake, wetland areas, rose garden, English and Italian formal gardens, playing fields and woods. Regent's Park contains London's largest outdoor sports area, you can walk the sycamore boulevards and run on the running track. The parks are beautiful in all seasons, whatever the weather.
An interview with the current owner
How long have you owned the property?
It's been a while, I have enjoyed Primrose Hill Village for almost 25 years.
What are the neighbours like?
It is like a village, if you take the time and get to know the locals, you can make lifelong friends.
What attracted you to this specific house and location?
After growing up in the burbs, I always wanted to live in central London, you know, Covent Garden or the on the river etc ... But then I was driving around one day and I stopped in the village at Cafe 79 and had a lovely lunch. Went for a walk and fell in love with the place. The village was great, lots of shops. And then there was the walk up to the top of the Hill, the whole of London laid at your feet. As it use to say on the path to the top "And the View is so nice...." So then I started coming more often, there was the Engineer, one of the original Gastro Pubs, Lemonia - the standard for Greek Food in London.... and of course the Hill for Lazy Sunday Picnics.
I was sold and started looking for a place to call home.... Kept looking for few months but nothing clicked.
One Afternoon, I decided to take time off work and just come down here, walked in one of the Agents on Parkway (Dennis & Hayes - still there) and he told me they just had a property instructed that morning...I went, I saw, made an offer, they accepted, I bought it - all in one afternoon.... it was meant to be.
The Flat, it was perfect, an Old Victorian Building, Lovely high ceiling, Big bright Windows, an outside private garden, lots of space.
Bounded by the Park and the Railway lines, Primrose Hill is a little village in the heart of London. It is for those who have liked Notting Hill but want to move up in the world.
What made you choose this property over the other that were available?
There was so much light, an outside garden space (pretty rare in Primrose Hill), 2 Bathrooms, a nice alcove, lots of storage.
How convenient is it for commuting from here?
I do not commute but I have walked to Oxford Street via the Park and Camden station is a 10 min walk.
What can you tell us about the history of the property and how it has been adapted by previous owners?
The Building was converted to Flats in the 70's and then modernised.
Who do you think would be the ideal next owner?
It is a great base for a couple or a young family. There is space for the kids to play in the flat and also the big playgrounds in Primrose Hill and Regents Parks.
What changes have you made to the house since you've owned it?
I have completely modernised it. The original sash windows were restored (my pride and joy), It has full underfloor heating, new wiring, plumbing, continuous hot water system. New high-pressure water line directly to the flat. a 30 min hot power shower is possible, a full-length bath . Additional drop ceiling in the living room, solid oak doors and frames and real Oak flooring, a German kitchen, bathrooms are wetroom sealed, heated mirrors to stop misting, hand made glass tile detail in the bathroom and shower room. The staircase treads are made from 100+ years old Romanian Oak.
What's your favourite room and why?
It has to be the living room. Many days, the main window open, sitting in the armchair, feet up on the window sill with a cuppa, watching the world walk by, occasionally spotting a "famous" person walking their dog or running to the shops! Neighbours wave hello!
What changes are you most proud of and why?
The simple, calm but warm look and feel of the flat, it has been my hideout from the busy world.
What will you miss most?
I will miss the calm energy and peace of the flat and yet the whole world is on my doorstep. Walk up to the top of the hill for a breath-taking view of the best city. Walk along the canal to the hustle and bustle of Camden market and on the kings cross. Walk into Regents Park for a stroll in the Rose gardens, to watch "Mid Summer's Night Dream" or even go boating. And so many Festivals and Events. Walk a bit further and on to Oxford St and the West End. But the best is the walk into the Village, into the Pub and meet a few friends for a drink and some good food.
I totally forgot to mention Triyoga, originally in the village, now via the canal in Camden lock!
Village life in the heart of London - best of both worlds.
What do you love about the local community?
Since this is small group of isolated roads, you get to know the people and the faces become friendly. In most central London areas, people transit through every few years, here people live their lives. You will fall in love.
why have you decided to move on?
I am now spending most of my time in a Spiritual Community (Ashram) in India. I am spending less and less time in London so it is time to let go of some of the things I love. If I ever come back to London to live - I would live in Primrose Hill, it is a unique place.
Have you a favourite local shop and what makes it special?
This has to be Shepards for emergencies - early morning to late evening for all bits and pieces! and Graham and Green for those unusual presents. And to simply spend an hour or 2 - the book shop.
Regents Park Road, London, NW1
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Chalk Farm Station0.4 miles
- Camden Town Station0.5 miles
- Kentish Town West Station0.7 miles
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