An elegant three-storey, three-bedroomed Georgian terraced house quietly located in a conservation area within moments of Kings Cross / St Pancras stations. Granary Square and Regent’s Canal are a short walk away. Large bright rooms, many period features retained, private 20’ patio/garden with access to private gated communal garden. Chain Free.
Living room 12'2" x 12' Sash window. Fireplace
Kitchen 11'1 x 9'6" Fully fitted
Bedroom 14'7" x 12'8" Fireplace. Two tall sash windows leading to decorative balcony
Bedroom 14'6" x 12'8" Two sash windows. Fitted cupboard
Bedroom 11'6" x 9'7" Sash window. Fitted cupboard
Bathroom 10'6" x 9'7" At max. White suite. Sash window
Garden 20' x 16'6" With access to private gated communal garden
Council Tax: Band F (Camden Borough)
If you like to have your cake and eat it, then this is your kind of street. It’s an oasis of calm at the hub of world-class shopping. It’s a bibliophile hideaway with international links. It’s breathtakingly modern with a historic heart. It’s at the centre of it all yet remains tucked away: a secret haven that accesses the best of modern living whilst simultaneously maintaining its historical integrity.
Medburn Street occupies land that was acquired in 1575 by Richard Platt, citizen and brewer of London. He then bequeathed the land to the Brewers’ Company in trust for Aldenham School. It remained pastoral land until 1841, when the first houses were built. These are particularly pleasing, three-storey homes with gorgeous white stucco fronts like starched shirts – an appearance that has remained largely unchanged. Remarkably, every single one of the houses on the street has been awarded Grade II listed status. Largely their preservation is owing to clever street planning which restricts traffic flow: the only way to drive to Medburn and neighbouring streets is via Chenies Place, and this absence of passing traffic also affords a charming sense of privacy.
Take a step beyond, though, and you’re in the heart of the amazing redevelopment of Kings Cross with its abundance of wonderful bars, restaurants and shopping facilities. If you fancy getting away from it all and savouring a European break, Kings Cross – St Pancras Station and the Eurostar are on your doorstep. And if you crave culture and bibliophile bliss, the British Library is a stroll away.
And if it’s greenery you crave, Medburn Street is well stocked with pretty window boxes and an abundant wisteria graces the front of number 9. Each end of the street is shaded by plane trees, but to really escape into a rural idyll, take a short walk to another hidden gem, Purchase Street Open Space, a small wooded park with grassy areas for picnicking, benches for daydreaming, and winding paths for exploring. There are 68 open spaces like this in the borough, but this is the least known and the best kept secret.