This five bedroom FREEHOLD house is located in the heart of London's Square Mile, offering views of a lake, a portion of the ancient City walls and a 14th century church.
A RARE FREEHOLD, 5 BEDROOM HOUSE, in the heart of London's Square Mile, with views of a lake, the Roman Wall and a 14th century church (built in 1394). This Grade II Listed Building is located in private gated square. Enter the house from Monkwell Square, through the entry-phone system controlled front door to the entrance hall with fitted coat cupboards and a door to the sizeable integral garage which incorporates the utility area with space, taps and plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, whilst retaining the space to accommodate a car or gym. On the ground floor there is a spacious double bedroom, with mirror-fronted wardrobes, plenty of storage space and views out on to the Roman Wall. On the first floor the double bedroom has its own terrace where you can look out on to the Roman Wall, the church and one of the Barbican lakes. There is a family bathroom on this floor, and a separate WC. Up another floor and there is a single and double bedroom overlooking the square with additional built in storage. On the third floor is one of the two spacious and bright living spaces. The double-height lounge offers lovely views of some of the stunning architecture nearby and has bespoke fitted cupboards. At the front of the house and up on a raised split level, you'll find the contemporary "Roundhouse" kitchen and dining space. The cabinets are cherry wood veneer with slate worktops, stainless steel splashbacks, an integrated dishwasher, Siemens double oven, combination microwave oven and hob with a freestanding American style fridge/freezer. The dining area overlooks the square. Carry on to the top floor roof extension, and you'll reach the second reception room with a double aspect and doors opening both sides on to pretty terraces. On the South side terrace, look out to the City skyscrapers and down to Monkwell Square. To the North side terrace, you have lovely views of the lakes, Roman wall and St Giles church. The contents of the terraces are to remain and the roof garden won a London Garden's Society gold medal when it was built in 2003. There is an automatic irrigation system. The room also has a small kitchen area with a sink, fridge and the same cherry cabinets. There is a Linn hi-fi CD, DVD and speaker system cabled throughout the house along with wi-fi and an alarm. This generously proportioned house is in a fantastic location in Central London. You have the Barbican Arts Centre with its concert hall, theatre, 3 cinemas and restaurants and bars, as well as the Museum of London and some amazing architecture right on your doorstep, and you're walking distance to both Clerkenwell and Spitalfields with its boutique shops and cafes, and the Victoria Embankment - an iconic area of London. A walk along the river in the evening is a must, and the view from Waterloo Bridge is one of the best in the Capital. St. Paul's Cathedral is around an 8 minute stroll away and you'll also find Gordon Ramsey's Bread Street Kitchen and many other restaurants around this area too. Famous tourist attractions like The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge, St Katherine's Dock, Monument, the Golden Hind, and HMS Belfast are all within walking distance. Being in the heart of the City, there's no shortage of restaurants and bars. Head to Smithfield Market a modern-day meat market on whose site there's been a market since the twelfth century. It's also where the Scottish revolutionary, Sir William Wallace, was put to his death in 1305. Surrounding the market is Smiths of Smithfields, home to 4 floors of food and drink with fine dining and super views on the top floor. You'll find many other restaurants and bars on nearby St John Street and the surrounding area. Head north and you'll reach Islington, to the west is Covent Garden and Oxford Street, southwards is St Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern and the River Thames. Go East and you will find Hoxton, Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Farringdon, Barbican, Liverpool Street, St Paul's, City Thameslink and Moorgate stations are all under 1 mile away so you'll be perfectly placed to discover more of the Capital's delights. For transport you are approximately a 6 minute walk from Moorgate for Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Northern lines in addition to overground services; St Pauls for the Central Line; Bank for the DLR (City Airport) and Waterloo & City Line; Liverpool Street and Farringdon for overground, trains to airports (Stansted, Gatwick and Luton) and the highly anticipated Elizabeth line (Heathrow). From here you are only 2 stops from London Bridge, for the famous Borough Market with its food and drink and 2 stops from King's Cross. These are great hubs to be near and can easily connect you to so many areas of London for National and International connections.
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