The incredible Kensington home worth £2.95 million with links to Beatrix Potter and Princess Diana

The property is set over five floors and has a roof terrace with fantastic views.

One of the largest properties in the area, this five-story period building has some impressive ex-neighbours. Including Princess Diana, who once lived in a flat close by in the neighbourhood, for 3 years before moving to Clarence House after her wedding to Prince Charles. The flat was said to be a gift from her Mother for her 18th birthday and during the 1990s she still visited the area regularly to work out at a local gym.

The Princess of Wales is not the only famous ex-neighbour. Beatrix Potter, the English writer best known for her children’s books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, also grew up on the street next door. Her blue plaque can be found near by on Bousfield School, after her home was bombed in the Second world war.

The Victorian townhouse has benefitted from a recent modern refurbishment, bringing a modern touch, whilst still maintaining the period features. With original fireplaces and parquet flooring throughout the property, the charming historic features remain a true part of the home.

GARDEN 

Photography: Martin & Co

Kensington home princess diana beatrix potter

Photography: Martin & Co

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The four bedroom, four bathroom property is set over five floors and includes some impressive features including two outdoor spaces.

A family friendly, private garden and patio area and its own roof terrace, perfect for making the most of the London sunshine. The home was recently refurbished and reconfigured to create a wonderful 40-foot open plan space with a patio, sink and bathroom.

KITCHEN 

Kensington home princess diana beatrix potter

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Photography: Martin & Co

DINING ROOM

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OPEN-PLAN LIVING ROOM

Kensington home princess diana beatrix potter

Photography: Martin & Co

The first floor comprises of the master suite complete with en-suite bathroom, with bath, shower and twin sinks. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the second floor and finally the fourth double bedroom on the top floor with its own en-suite.

The Earls Court re-development site is set to bring close to 1 million square feet of new space to the area, helping to transform the borough. The recent development scheme got back underway this week with the new appointments of architects to create a new masterplan for the area. The property also has access to many outstanding private and state schools within close proximity, and the area itself is also set to benefit from the Earl’s Court development.

BEDROOMS

Photography: Martin & Co

Photography: Martin & Co

TERRACE

Kensington home princess diana beatrix potter

Photography: Martin & Co

‘This is a very exclusive property as there are only a handful of homes of this size within the area, and the property benefiting from two outside spaces makes it even more desirable. Having come onto the market for the first time in 20 years, this family home is a rare find, especially within such a popular area of London,’ says Simon Stilwell from Martin & Co.

The property is available for £2,95 million at Martin & Co.

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