According to ‘The Survey of London’ De Vere Cottages is built on the site of Canning Cottage which formed part of a riding school or Hippodrome and the cottages were constructed from around 1875 onwards by Charles Adams Daw a surveyor and builder.
Today this quiet enclave is one of Kensington’s best kept secrets and the houses, with their ornate lead windows, provide superb accommodation with large terraces. Number 9 is particularly well presented and has the extremely rare full mansard roof line which gives two generous bedrooms and a bathroom on the top floor.
The property has two entrances, one on Canning Passage and the main approached via original timber security gates and a private charming, cobbled courtyard. The ground floor offers a large and airy 33’ kitchen/dining room along with a utility room and possible study/staff bedroom.
The 29’ drawing room occupies the entire first floor and has French doors onto a charming, decked terrace. The principal bedroom suite is situated on the second floor and has a walk-in dressing room and large en-suite bathroom. The top floor has two further bedrooms and a bathroom – as mentioned earlier this is unique amongst houses on the mews.
De Vere Cottages is conveniently situated between the excellent shops, restaurants and transport facilities of Gloucester Road and Kensington High Street and only a couple of minutes to the green open spaces of Kensington Gardens.