Property of the Week: A Stone’s Throw from Royalty


A Queen Ann-style, Grade II listed residence, Cheniston Lodge is arguably the most unique property on Cheniston Gardens – a quiet residential street located just to the south of High Street Kensington.

Dating back to 1885, this six-bedroom, six-bathroom property retains a plethora of original features, both internally and externally. Notable from the outside for its elegant red moulded brickwork, coupled with its ornate portico, the original exterior has been preserved with an exquisite attention to detail.

Internally, Cheniston Lodge affords space in abundance, extending to over 5,000 sq ft of living accommodation, arranged over four floors. Generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings and natural light characterise the property’s interiors, which are further enhanced by large windows and an internal lightwell.

Cheniston Lodge has three spacious reception rooms, located across the ground and lower ground floors, including a capacious formal drawing room that reaches almost 35 ft in length, and which is ideal for entertaining. The lower ground floor is fitted with a separate, fully fitted kitchen/dining room – perfectly appointed for informal suppers, which opens onto the private garden.

A host of period detailing is evident throughout, ranging from the elegant 19thcentury plasterwork and ceiling roses, through to the intricately painted interior stained glass.

Complementing the period detailing, the property is also equipped with contemporary features, including an integrated air-cooling system, as well as a passenger lift – a rarity for listed properties, which offers access to each of the four floors.

Each of the six bedrooms is a double, and benefits from fitted wardrobes and a dedicated en-suite. While five of the bedrooms are located across the first and second floors, the sixth bedroom is located on the lower ground floor, away from the primary living space, making it suitable for use as staff accommodation, if required.

Occupying an unrivalled location, just a short walk from High Street Kensington, Cheniston Lodge is in easy reach of the retail opportunities available throughout the surrounding area. High Street Kensington and its ancillary roads are renowned for their selection of boutique shops that carry the latest in fashion and homeware trends. Whole Foods is accessible in less than five minutes, and is reputed for its healthy and organic produce, as well as the vast selection available in its food hall.

The local leisure offering extends to a choice of eateries, from every day casual dining, at The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, to the Michelin starred Kitchen W8, which prides itself on a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Art and culture also abound, with the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum all located nearby.

Cheniston Lodge also enjoys easy proximity to nearby Kensington Palace – home to members of the British royal family, and the surrounding Kensington Gardens – one of London’s prettiest parks.

For further information on Cheniston Lodge, or any of our Kensington properties, please contact us on 0203 650 4600, or visit

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