Marylebone, £3.5 million
Savills (020– 3527 0400) This two-bedroom property on Woodstock Mews is a few steps from the boutiques and restaurants of Marylebone Village and has 922 years remaining on the lease population. It’s the last London mews with horses—ross Nye Stables is located at No 8 and Hyde Park Stables at 63.
Mr Robinson singles out Pont Street Mews, a stone’s throw from Harrods, and Kynance Mews—‘it’s just achingly pretty’—as being arguably the smartest. He adds: ‘Every five minutes, someone stops and takes a photograph of Ladbroke Walk in Holland Park.’
The most valuable asset that all share is peace—birds, rather than traffic, will wake you. ‘The big houses bat the noise away, so the mews are silent,’ Mr Robinson explains. ‘You could be in a village, yet you walk around the corner and you’re in the middle of town. Mews are the few places in London where it’s impossible not to say hello to the person walking the other way. I say, if you want a slice of the country, get a mews house.’