A smart two bed purpose-built flat of approximately 773 square feet in history-drenched Limehouse. A solid buy or buy to let with many a welcome feature; it sits on the third floor of an attractive nineties-built, gated development with concierge, lift, an assigned parking space, and residents’ gym. The apartment has two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (one is en suite to the master bedroom), a large reception that’s open to the kitchen (of 24ft long), and a big balcony onto marina views. Long leasehold. Chain free.
Nip up to the third floor by lift or stairs. Once in, there are three storage cupboards to your left, built-in. To your left beyond these is the second bedroom of 13ft by 8ft, and adjacent the master bedroom of 13ft by 11ft. This one has the en suite shower room and two large built-in wardrobes. Both bedrooms have high-quality carpets to the floor and the whole flat has a neutral scheme. The main bathroom’s up next and this has a modern white suite. The main event is the huge open-plan living room/kitchen with painted, wooden-framed, glazed French doors at the foot of the impressive 24ft room length, opening out onto your private balcony. Day or night, enjoy rather spectacular marina views thanks to your third floor position in the building. All the kitchen appliances are included in the sale and wall and base units are plentiful.
Limehouse DLR train station is a pleasant, brief walk just across the marina (8mins by foot) with easy access to central London and Canary Wharf; it’s just a 5min journey time to either Bank or Canary Wharf stations. You can also walk to Canary Wharf in 15 minutes.
Historically and contemporarily, the area – first settled as one of the few healthy areas of dry land among the riverside marshes, and once at the centre of world trade – has been the chosen home for many a celebrity. It’s quite simply steeped in history with wonderful warehouse buildings and good walks. Very locally, there are plenty of brilliant pubs and restaurants. We highly recommend both The Narrow and The Grapes (bar meals are all under a tenner, or check out the upstairs dining room). The latter establishment featured in ‘Our Mutual Friend’ by Charles Dickens and has been on the site since 1583! Other writers such as Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and Peter Ackroyd have been fascinated by the area in respective works, and Whistler and Hemy sketched and painted at locations on Narrow Street’s river waterfront.