The Coach House,
South Facing Reception Room
Moments from Marylebone High Street
Story of the Home
“Before finding The Coach House I spent over a year searching for the right property in Marylebone Village. I was renting in the area and whilst on a coffee run would regularly walk past the striking bright blue door, intrigued about the home inside. As soon as it came on to the market it was love at first sight!
The property has a mews house feel with the living area bathed in bright south-facing light with the bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs.
Since I moved in, I have significantly refurbished throughout, I employed an architect to optimise the space and light. The kitchen is from Fired Earth with Italian marble countertops and fully integrated appliances including a coffee maker. The bathroom and shower room were remodelled and finished with stylish contemporary glass tiles. The floors are sustainable bamboo (harder than oak!) and look great. Double glazed panes were added to the wooden sash windows with plantation shutters inside for privacy. A new Worcester boiler was installed in 2018.
My favourite features are the wrought iron gates and private front door. It’s ideal for privacy and independence. During lock down, home-working has been great sitting in the south-facing living area. I also like the cosy feel of the bedroom’s downstairs, a relaxing place to retreat at night-time. I have lived happily here as a single person, and as a family.
Marylebone has all the favourite elements of a modern local village. As well as a Waitrose, there is a fresh flower stall and a Fishworks on the High Street. The famous La Fromagerie and Rococo chocolate shop are on Moxon street. Every Sunday the Farmers Market opens, bringing fresh produce and wonderful flavours to the heart of the West End.
The High Street has lovely boutiques for shopping, a coveted Daunts Bookstore, and The Conran Shop has a fine dining restaurant on its upper floor. There is no shortage of fantastic restaurants on the High Street and surrounding area, with international and European influences. My favourite restaurant to bring visitors is Pachamama on Thayer Street, with its incredible Peruvian-inspired décor, atmosphere and flavours.
A local secret I would share with a new visitor is to pop down a narrow alley way called Grotto Passage on Paddington street to discover the ‘St Marylebone Ragged & Industrial School’ and imagine what it was like to live here in 1845.
The Coach House is within the St Marylebone Parish which means the new home-owner can apply for a private garden key to Park Square and Park Crescent Gardens next to Regents Park. These are two of the grandest private gardens squares in London. I have a key and it has been invaluable to have access to quiet private gardens during latest lock-downs.”
"My favourite features are the wrought iron gates and private front door. It's ideal for privacy and independence. During lock down, home-working has been great sitting in the south facing living area."