On The Market: London Mews Homes

For 40 years Lurot Brand has been a premier estate agency for the purchasing and renting of London's mews homes.

So what qualities make a mews home so popular for London buyers ? In a 2019 review of mews homes in the New York Times research found that mews homes are environment and style:

"They are typically cozy two- or three-story structures that once served as horse and carriage stables and later mechanic’s garages, laid out along a cobblestone alley known as a mews. Whatever their humble origins, mews houses have become increasingly fashionable, offering quiet, neighborly living in a fast-paced city."

"The most desirable mews houses are often on dead-end lanes, where children can play cricket on the cobbles, and neighbors can set out tables to enjoy a glass of wine on long summer evenings."

Marlon Lloyd Malcolm head of sales for Lurot Brand in an interview with the NYT said that two distinct groups of mews home buyers are young professionals who may or may not have children and older buyers looking for a smaller home in the city.

“They don’t want another large house to look after, but they also don’t want people above or below.”

 

“They may have a pension, so they don’t want to have to pay service charges, which you would get with flats. They don’t need a garden because they’ve got one at the country house.”

While restorations of mews homes can be expensive and with limited living space:

"Some mews homeowners have created a more open feel by adding skylights over a staircase, creating a roof terrace where allowed or turning what were rusty garage doors into tall French windows opening onto a picnic-bench area with greenery."

While many of London's mews homes are in the Hyde Park area the city has many other locations and Lurot Brand has listings of these properties in a wide range of prices.

Current London Mews Listings-Lurot Brands

Craven Hill Mews, London, W2        3,000,000

Located in the W2 post code this five-bedroom home with garden features a kitchen dining room, cellar, cloakroom and more. The tranquil location provides for a short walk to Hyde Park, Little Venice and Paddington.

                                     Contact : 020 7590 9955

Paddington, Lancaster Gate

Coleherne Mews, Chelsea, SW10       2,750,000 

This four-bedroom house features an entrance hall, reception, kitchen and dining area and three bathrooms. The property has been recently renovated and provides for plenty of open space and natural light and is ready for move-in. This house is located near Radcliffe Square and is in close proximity to Fulham Road and Earls Court.

                                                            Contact: 020 7590 9955

Earls Court, West Brompton

Stanhope Mews East, SW7         4,700,000

This 3-bedroom has been refurbished and is noted for its luxury interiors and space for entertaining. The property features a roof terrace with seating, BBQ and a Jacuzzi. The location is great for shopping, restaurants and bars in the South Kensington and Gloucester Road enclave. 

                                                       Contact: 020 7590 9955

Gloucester Road, South Kensington

Lancaster Mews, W2        2,100,000

This is a modernized and redeveloped 2-double bedroom mews that retains the property's 19th century origins. The property features a living room, kitchen and breakfast bar. The location is just north of Lancaster Gate and has excellent transport links from Paddington to Heathrow and the West.

                                          Contact: 020 7590 9955

Lancaster Gate

Comeragh Mews, W14         950,000

With period features and modern style this three storey house has an open floor plan with double bedroom,  kitchen, dining and reception space on the first floor and plenty of natural light. The master bedroom suite occupies the third floor and the house can be converted to three bedrooms needed. West Kensington is nearby as is Barons Court and the Queens Club. 

                                                   Contact: 020 7590 9955

Barons Court, West Kensington