Spacious one bedroom garden flat with characterful rooms and private entrance, converted from ground floor of attractive period house in a quiet leafy road close to Camden Square and within easy reach of Camden Town and Kings Cross/St Pancras' multiple shopping and transport facilities. Double bedroom at rear. Large fully fitted kitchen-diner leading to living room with door opening to patio garden. Garden storage sheds. Excellent condition. Chain free.
Living room 14' x 8'2 Door to garden. Open plan to kitchen-diner
Kitchen diner 16'11" x 8'9" Full fitted with ample dining space. Fireplace
Bedroom 12'9" x 8'9" Large built-in windows.
Bathroom 10' x 5'4"' White suite. Window. Storage space
Garden 17' x 7'7" Accessed from living room. Large storage cupboards
Tenure: Leasehold 97 years
Ground rent: £50 p.a.
Service Charge: £200 p.a. Buildings Insurance
Council tax: Band D (Camden Borough)
This chic road is named after John Jeffreys Pratt (1759-1840), 1st Marquess Camden. He was a politician, but we won't hold that against him. Camden Town derives its name from his father, Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden who was a key figure in its early development.
Although the architecture along this road might be a tad smaller and more affordable when compared with neighbouring streets, the houses are well-born and impart a sense of dignified Victorian elegance. The brick and outside ironwork can be framed so prettily with roses such as Madame Isaac Pereire or Aloha, or purple campanula. With the abundance of plane, birch and lime trees, and the careful preservation of this domain (the road is located within the Camden Square conservation area) it is possible to transport yourself back to past times. Whilst you stroll along, picture yourself in tight-fitting frock coat, waistcoat and cravat wrapped up to the chin, or if you prefer, in boned corset and a Bertha neckline. Luckily, connecting and surrounding roads echo this mood of reposefulness.
The three storey Victorian terraced houses have basements which are practically at ground level which means the entrance to each house is on first floor level, approached via a rather ostentatious set of steps. I'm sure you'll want to make your own grand entrance, though maybe not Jennifer Lawrence style – remember how she tripped on her way up those stairs to collect her Best Actress Oscar! Each house has large sash windows; the first floor windows are so high they finish immediately below the eaves. This is a bonus for everyone except for those who suffer from hyelophobia! Much of Marquis Road has been designed this way, although the terrace is interrupted by a pair of Victorian semis overlooking the entrance to the tranquil St. Pauls Crescent. At the top end of the road, three storeys become four (more to love).
Marquis Road is within easy reach of Camden Town's multiple shopping and transport facilities, King's Cross/St Pancras mainline and Eurostar stations. The entertainment facilities of Granary Square are a short stroll away – remember, gentleman, to take your walking cane and top hat, and ladies, your silk parasol, as you partake in a daily constitutional.