A rare hamlet of homes set around a secluded Hampstead“village green” has been listed for sale.
The collection of properties on a half-acre plot on the Oak Hill Park estate has come to the market for the first time in nearly 50 years.
It includes a five-bedroom main house of more than 5,000sq ft, plus three smaller mews houses, along with two garages on 40-year leases.
Peter Brookes of Savills’ Hampstead office describes the lot “in a totally secluded and tranquil setting” as “a seldom-found half-acre site so close to the village”.
Although there is no guide price on the listing with Savills, the lot is thought to sell for more than £16 million.
The brochure says the mews houses “were previously used by the vendor and family members”, with two of them having “access to the main garden and house through a separate gated entrance to the rear”.
The mews houses are reached through Oak Hill Park Mews and each has its own secure underground parking space and access to the Oak Hill Park Mews communal garden.
It is almost unheard of for a plot so large and in such a sought-after location to come up for sale. One suggestion is that it could be used as a site for a major new family mansion.
"A collection of freehold properties and garages, this is a very unique offering and opportunities like this might only come up once or twice in a lifetime. The current owners have had the site for 45 years and an onward buyer is getting a half-acre package in one of north London’s premier locations," says Giles Elliott of Savills’ Hampstead.
It is not the only unusual London plot to come to the market in recent weeks. A car park the size of a tennis court behind chef Clare Smyth’s Notting Hill restaurant, Core, is for sale priced at £2 million, it emerged last week.
The site has planning permission for a townhouse with double-level basement that could be worth £10 million.
But despite the hunger for London land, not all of the capital’s unusual plots end up being developed.
A woodland glade on Hampstead Heath, once home to hermit Harry Hallowes who inspired the Hollywood film Hampstead, was bought for £154,000 at auction last year to prevent it being built on.