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Quaint Grade II listed cottage for sale in Enfield

Katie Avis-Riordan
Photo credit: Jackson-Stops​​

From House Beautiful

Clarendon Cottage has beautiful period features, charming exposed timbers and a white picket fence – everything you’d expect from a lovely country cottage, right?

But this cosy property isn’t tucked away in a charming area of the British countryside – it’s actually located in London.

Sitting on Gentleman’s Row in Enfield, the home is deceptively spacious, covering an area of 3,066 sq ft with five bedrooms, a cellar, and three reception rooms. It even has a large heated swimming pool in the back garden.

Photo credit: Jackson-Stops

Clarendon Cottage also has some famous literary connections – Charles and Mary Lamb lived here in 1825 following Charles Lamb’s retirement from East India House. From there the celebrated essayist, poet and antiquarian would have been able to entertain his literary circles, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Hood and William Wordsworth.

The home is thought to be one of the very earliest properties that still survives in Enfield – the front part of the house dates back to 1465-1494.

Original aspects of the interior design include panelled doors, moulded cornices, exposed timbers and inglenook and cast iron fireplaces.

The Grade II listed cottage comes with an annex, which has a reception room, bathroom and bedroom/art studio.

Along with the pool, the outside space consists of a front garden, rear-walled garden, a former carriage house and off-street parking. Additionally, there is a pool house, greenhouse, an ornamental fish pond and a paved terrace.

This property is available for £1,350,000 through Jackson-Stops.

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Photo credit: Jackson-Stops
Photo credit: Jackson-Stops