A bright and spacious three double bedroom apartment (1033 sq ft) situated on the second floor of the highly sought after St Matthews Lodge. Allocated secure off street parking, porter and lift . All living rooms and three bedrooms have direct views over Oakley Square Gardens. Centrally located within walking distance of Morning Crescent Tube (Northern Line), Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras mainline and Eurostar stations. Close to Camden Town and Granary Square’s multiple shops and restaurants. The spacious living room has direct access to a large balcony.
Living room 22’5” x 11’5” at max. Door to large terrace
Kitchen 13’9” x 11’7” Fully fitted. Breakfast bar
Bedroom 13’9” x 12’2” Door to en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 17’2 x 11’4” At Max
Bedroom 14’10” x 7’10” At max
Bathroom 7’5” x 5’5” White suite
Bathroom 7’5” x 4’4” En-suite to bedroom. White suite.
Balcony 12’1” x 6’9” Accessed from living room. Overlooking Oakley Square Gardens
Tenure: Leasehold 996 years
Service charge: £5203 p.a. Includes porter, lift, buildings insurance
Council tax: Band F (Camden Borough)
You've no doubt heard of the Dukes of Hazzard, but have you heard of the Dukes of Bedford? Oakley is a small village near Bedford. If you move to Oakley Square, you'll be living on land owned by said dukes. And you'll have a lot to thank them for because here is an oasis of green right in the heart of urban life – a park is at the centre of the two parallel roads that make up Oakley Square. Place a chair in your window, ignore the looks of passers-by, and stare out at the ideal scene in front of you. Trees galore. The tall, broadleaved Tilia x europaea which the Woodland Trust describe as having leaf buds which look like red boxing gloves; the graceful Fraxinus excelsior, otherwise known as The Healing Tree and the Platanus x hispanica which provides a splash of orange in autumn. This two acre strip of gardens on your doorstep isn't a square at all. The mathematicians and geometricians amongst you can argue about the park's exact shape. The rest of us can simply sit on a bench and enjoy the sun or rain or wind or hail or whatever weather London wants to throw our way.
The houses on Oakley Square actually face the park from three directions. Firstly, the four, six and eight storey council blocks which make up Mayford and Godwin Court. Secondly, a handful of period houses which form part of a terrace on adjoining Eversholt Street and lastly, the more noticeable (and original) five storey period terraced houses (some of the finest in the area) on the quieter two way stretch of road, north-west of the park. Stick a rabbit down in the park and it will be able to see all around, having 360 degree panoramic vision with only a small blind spot in front of its nose. People, on the other hand, can only see forward. So being able to choose any house and still have a full view of the park is worth celebrating with a high five hand clap!
Leave the bustle of the south-westerly one-way stretch of road behind when you enter the quiet and residential north-westerly end of Oakley Square. As we've been talking trees, perhaps you'll park your Toyota Sequoia (other cars without tree names are available) in the plethora of permit parking bays. The grandiose five storey houses on this side of the park have mostly been converted into flats which still retain their magnificent portico entrances, tall sash windows to let in all that sensational southern light, and gardens too.
Towards the northern end, along with a mock Gothic detached house, you'll find a prestigious 1970s private block called St Matthews Lodge comprising of 36 luxury flats, many with secured underground parking.
Other reasons why you might consider Oakley Square:
• Euston Station is an eight minute walk away.
• The amenities of Camden Town are on your doorstep.
• King's Cross and the multiple leisure facilitates are ten minutes as the crow flies.
• As are St Pancras and Granary Square – a truer square but not, in my opinion, a finer one.