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Bargain in Belgravia! Three-bedroom flat goes on sale for £1.3million

Bargain in Belgravia! Three-bedroom London flat that resembles a mini stately home with its drawing room and gallery goes on sale for £1.3million – but there’s a 15-year lease to renew and ground rent of £58,000 a YEAR

  • The first-floor flat on Studio Place, is a stone’s throw from Knightsbridge station, Harrods and Hyde Park
  • In building which used to be St George’s Hospital school – a  former home of Florence Nightingale
  • Unique home owned by Grosvenor Estate available on 15 year lease with a £58,000 per year ground rent

A stunning first floor flat in London’s Belgravia which resembles a miniature Downton Abbey inside has gone on sale for a tidy £1.3million.

The property in London’s posh Belgravia has 2,124 sq ft of space but manages to incorporate a dining room, a stately drawing room, a mini-gallery filled with oil paintings and a library.

The three-bedroom flat is in the building which used to be the St George’s Hospital school and is believed to be a former home of Florence Nightingale.

It’s a stone’s throw from the exclusive region of Knightsbridge, home of the department store Harrods, and Hyde Park – and properties of that size in the area are usually closer to £5million.

A stunning first floor flat in London’s Belgravia which resembles a miniature Downton Abbey inside has gone on sale for a tidy £1.3million. Pictured: the elaborate drawing room


The three-bedroom flat is in the building which used to be the St George’s Hospital school and is believed to be a former home of Florence Nightingale

The catch with this flat, owned by the Grosvenor Estate, is that it comes with a £58,000 per year ground rent charge and a 12 year lease, which requires renewal every 15 years. 

It is on the market with the Lurot Brand Estate Agency and can only be sold to ‘those involved in arts and media’. The building was originally a set of Victorian artists studios.

The grandiose apartment, which is single storey with a mezzanine, is dripping in classic style and the drawing room alone has red velvet walls, an open fireplace and mounted trophies.

A small staircase leads up to what resembles a mini-art gallery with the library area underneath it. The 10ft foot ceiling height also means there is more than enough room for full-drop chandeliers.

The catch with this flat, owned by the Grosvenor Estate, is that it comes with a £58,000 per year ground rent charge and a 12 year lease, which is renewed every 15 years. Pictured: the drawing room

The flat is on the market with the Lurot Brand Estate Agency and can only be sold to ‘those involved in arts and media’. Pictured: the dining room, which seats eight and has its own fireplace

The grandeur and scale of this property is extraordinary in both character and charm – however the kitchen (pictured) is relatively modern compared to the rest of the flat

The grandiose apartment, which is single storey with a mezzanine, is dripping in classic style and the drawing room (pictured) alone has red velvet walls, an open fireplace and mounted trophies. A small staircase leads up to what resembles a mini-art gallery with the library area underneath it

Visitors are greeted by an entrance hall which leads to the rooms of the home and features a tall grandfather clock and an eye-catching ceiling display

Lloyd Malcolm, from Lurot Brand Estate Agency, said: ‘I think this is a unique property and would suit anyone in the creative industries who perhaps wanted to work from home.’ Pictured: the fireplace in the drawing room

The dining room seats eight and has its own fireplace and there is a four-poster bed in the master bedroom, which has a vaulted ceiling once part of the since converted chapel. 

The grandeur continues into the bathroom, which has a giant marble-topped tub adorned with a set of curtains and a marble basin. 

The apartment was previously the home of the acclaimed interior designer, Tessa Kennedy, whose clients included King Hussein of Jordan, the film director Stanley Kubrick and The Beatles’ George Harrison. She decorated the flat before it was bought by its current owners. 

There is a four-poster bed in the master bedroom (pictured), which has a vaulted ceiling once part of the since converted chapel

The grandeur continues into the bathroom (pictured), which has a giant marble-topped tub adorned with a set of curtains and a marble basin

One of the three bedrooms which is considerably less elaborate than the rest of the house, however the walls are strewn with decorative art and original features such as the fireplace remain

The third bedroom, which again boasts the unique vaulted ceiling. The estate agents marketing the property say it would be ‘perfect for an interior designer who wanted to use their home to showcase their work’

The estate agents believe it will appeal both as a home and a workplace and are expecting significant interest.

Lloyd Malcolm, from Lurot Brand Estate Agency, said: ‘I think this is a unique property and would suit anyone in the creative industries who perhaps wanted to work from home.

‘The flat would be perfect for an interior designer who wanted to use their home to showcase their work. It really does have amazing proportions and a feeling of space.’

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