This wonderful apartment is set on Weymouth Mews, a quiet cobbled road in the heart of Marylebone. Spanning some 842 sq ft internally, the apartment has a large open living space, as well as two bedrooms. The interiors have been expertly designed in a palette of jewel-toned hues, bringing a sense of charm while creating a home that is both warm and unexpected. The building is portered and is close to exceptional local amenities, sitting amongst the culture and bustle of the West End, yet, at the same time, enjoying the wonderful village feel that makes Marylebone so lovely.
Setting the Scene
Behind the grand terraces of Portland Place, Weymouth Mews is set in the east of the Harley Street Conservation Area. Originally intended as ancillary accommodation for the staff and carriages of the townhouses of Marylebone, the mews retains its 19th-century cobbles. Partially destroyed by a bomb in 1940, the mews was largely developed after the end of WWII as a series of portered mansion blocks. For more information, please see the History section below.
The Grand Tour
The apartment sits on the first floor of a purpose-built block, accessed via a staircase. The main reception room is defined by three large sash windows overlooking the quiet mews, allowing light to pour in. The current owner has completely redesigned the interiors, incorporating original cast-iron radiators, hand aged oak floors and a rich array of colours. The reception room is finished in contrasting shades of ‘Rivington Blue’ by Abigail Ahern and ‘Gamboge’ by Paint and Paper Library, and is currently configured with a large dining space and a separate living area.
Adjacent to the reception room is a small but perfectly formed galley kitchen, finished in a warm ‘Red Ochre’ by Edward Bulmer and hand-painted Moroccan tiles by Jaggery Tiles. Wooden shelves and open cabinetry have been painted chalky blue, cleverly picking out the same shade in the tiles. A Belfast sink sits beneath a window overlooking a quiet internal lightwell.
At the rear of the plan is a large primary bedroom with painted wooden floors, which offset the wonderfully moody ‘Mulberry Red’ by Abigail Ahern walls. A second bedroom sits adjacent with a storage cupboard and windows overlooking the residential courtyard.
The bathroom is awash with shades of vibrant blue, with a mixture of Jaggery tiles giving it the feel of a Morrocan hammam. It has a deep bath with an overhead shower, a vanity and a WC.
Out and About
Weymouth Mews is a pretty, cobbled street tucked behind the grand Georgian boulevard on Portland Place, ideally located in the best of central London. Marylebone is bursting with an array of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. On Marylebone High Street, just a five-minute walk from the apartment, are Daunt Books, The Conran Shop and Caravane.
Some of London’s best restaurants are on the doorstep; Fischer’s, an ode to 20th-century Vienna, and the much-loved St John are nearby. For those more inclined to home cooking, Marylebone has excellent provisors. As the name suggests, La Fromagerie stocks an incredible array of cheeses and an enviable wine selection. There is a bounty of fresh seasonal produce at the Marylebone Farmer’s Market, injecting a village atmosphere into this corner of the city every Sunday.
For pursuits outdoors, there is plenty of choices. Regent’s Park is only a 10-minute walk away with formal gardens, an open-air theatre and a boating lake and a stroll along the canal offers a lovely walk towards Little Venice from the park.
Regent’s Park station and Great Portland Street are moments away, offering Bakerloo, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines, Oxford Circus (Central and Victoria Lines), and Bond Street (Jubilee and Central) are a short walk to the south.
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Lease Length: approx. 999 years remaining
Service Charge: approx. £7,796 pa
Ground Rent: N/A
Council Tax Band: G
Henrietta Cavendish Holles and her husband, Edward Harley, Second Earl of Oxford, laid out the grand terrace-lined streets at Portland Place, Great Portland Street, Harley Street and Weymouth Street.
The houses on Weymouth Mews were constructed in the 1770s, forming a cul-de-sac of dwellings with accommodation for staff above and horses and carriage below, servicing the grand Georgian residences on Weymouth Street and Portland Place.
Around the turn of the 20th century, a new typology appeared on the mews, purpose-built for the newly invented car, with one of the spaces reserved for The Honourable Evelyn Ellis, who made the first recorded motorcar journey in 1895.
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