A bright and spacious studio apartment situated on the fourth floor of the highly sought after St Matthews Lodge. Allocated secure off street parking, porter and lift . The building is situated overlooking 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. Video entry system. Chain Free
Studio room 16'7" x 14'4" Plus pull down double bed and fitted wardrobes
Kitchen 7'7" x 6'7" Fully fitted
Bathroom 7'7" x 5'5" White suite
Hallway 7'7" x 3'3"
Designated underground parking bay plus bike storage area
Tenure: Leasehold 992 years (999 years from 25/12/2014)
Ground Rent: £65 p.a.
Service charge: £167 per month (includes buildings insurance, porter etc)
Council tax: Band C (Camden Borough)
EPC Rating: Band C
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.