Houses and flats for sale in Old Chelsea
Old Chelsea is as the name would suggest one of the most historic areas of Chelsea. It is home to London’s first terraced houses, found on Cheyne Row the first few were built in 1708. Many of these incredibly sought after houses are either Grade II or Grade II* listed thus guaranteeing its enduring charm.
At number 24 is Carlyle’s House, the home of the Victorian historian and philosopher Thomas Carlyle. Now a National Trust property it has been preserved as Carlyle lived in it. It was opened to the public just 14 years after his death.
There are some fine mansion blocks with fantastic flats for sale in Old Chelsea some with exceptionally good views over the river Thames, like Carlyle Mansions, otherwise known as “The Writers Block as it has been home to Henry James, T. S. Eliot, Ian Fleming amongst
Areas we cover
Knight Frank Chelsea estate agents specialise in properties for sale in the following areas:
Living in Old Chelsea
The residents of Old Chelsea are as diverse as the typed of houses and flats for sale here. One thing they have in common is that they love the area. You are a very short walk to the Kings Road and all the boutiques and restaurants it has to offer. The much loved Cross Keys has reopened after a very successful campaign by local residents to keep it open as a pub rather than be converted into a house.
Across Albert Bridge, one of London’s most attractive bridges is Battersea Park, hugely popular with families and dog owners alike. The Thames to the south of the area is also a great draw for people. They enjoy walking or cycling along the Embankment taking in the varied sights of the area, including the famous houseboats.
The mix of architecture in Old Chelsea is striking; here you will find formed artists’ studios on Glebe Place, mansions on Cheyne Walk, mansion flats on Lawrence Street, cottages on upper Cheyne Row and everything in between. This is one of the most desirable areas of Chelsea.
Why Knight Frank
With combined experience of over 82 years, our team in Chelsea is perfectly positioned to help you with your property requirements; whether that is finding a buyer or tenant, finding a new home to buy or rent, exploring ways to enhance the value of your property, or ways of managing and maintaining your buildings and land.
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