Countryside Charm

A rustic cottage in Hampstead opposite the Heath

Hampstead Heath and the surrounding area has long been a magnet for affluent Londoners seeking large homes with generous gardens. The peace and quiet offered by the area make it an attractive destination - now, more so than ever, as people are seeking a balanced work life.

One of the best properties on the market is Willow Road, a picturesque Grade II Listed cottage set behind a pretty tiered garden. Ideally located between the High Street and the east side of Hampstead Heath, this Victorian terrace was originally designed for watercress pickers in the nineteenth century. Today, the £2,100,000 interior designed house offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms set over three storeys.

As you enter the property you’ll find the home’s large reception room which extends 25ft. This space is decorated with a colourful selection of art and photography and features a grand piano as well as a wall-long bookcase that gives a nod to the literary heritage of the area. At the other end of the room, double doors open out onto a 13 ft balcony terrace that overlooks the garden and provides the living area with plenty of natural light.

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Downstairs, the kitchen also extends to a lower ground patio with integrated charcoal appliances and bespoke cabinets. One of the bedrooms can be found on this level, complete with an en suite bathroom and shower and there’s also a small boiler room that could be used for storage.

Upstairs, on the second floor, the principal bedroom has high vaulted ceilings and quaint arched windows. Expanding the entire length of the house, the suite has integrated wardrobes and an en suite white marble bathroom with intricate tiling and a built in bath and shower.

New owners will undoubtedly enjoy the many perks of living in Hampstead village with its charming small-town atmosphere and abundance of shops and eateries. Well-known brands such as Zadig and Voltaire, Hobbs and Reiss can be found on the High Street, while Flask Walk offers a more quirky variety of independent stores such as Keith Fawke’s secondhand bookshop and Judy Green’s Garden Shop. The Hollybush, one of the area’s most beloved pubs is under a ten minute walk away and Hampstead Tube station is nearby for easy connection to the rest of the city.

Properties as attractive as this, so close to the centre of the Village rarely come to the market’, says Jon Hughes, Director of Dexters Hampstead. ‘The house would be great for a working couple or a starter family. It truly has the charm of a rustic countryside cottage.’