The Gatehouse, Bedford Road, SW4

2 bedroom house for sale


  • Two bedroom freehold house
  • Vaulted double height ceilings
  • Mezzanine level, flexible living space
  • Underfloor heating and a bio ethanol fire
  • 800 square feet of internal living space
  • Tucked away quietly in a secure loaction between Clapham and Brixton High Streets
  • Access to the Northern and Victoria tube lines
  • Chain-free

Property details

A rare opportunity to purchase a one of a kind, two double bedroom freehold house, nestled quietly off Bedford Road, ideally located between Clapham and Brixton High Streets. This unique 19th Century converted Printworks has been featured in Marie Claire & the Sunday Times Style Magazine, and started life a Georgian stable block, before being developed over time. The property is tucked away securely behind an industrial steel door with an entry phone and surrounded by neighbouring gardens.

This beautifully presented home offers 800 square feet of internal living space and packed full of character. Natural light is a running theme in this property with floor to ceiling glass windows and multiple skylights which all contribute to the bright and airy atmosphere throughout. The South-facing open plan living space has real WOW factor and it is clear the whole house has been developed with care and attention to detail by the current owners. Vaulted ceilings create a fantastic entertaining area with plenty of room to dine and socialise comfortably. The living space benefits from underfloor heating throughout, wooden parquet flooring, plenty of clever built-in storage, a bio ethanol fire and bi-fold doors that open to allow the living space to flow seamlessly from the kitchen through to the private garden. The modern eat-in kitchen diner has plenty of storage space, a convenient breakfast bar and space for dining table. Having access to private outside space is more important than ever and the low-maintenance, secluded garden is the perfect space to relax and unwind in the warmer months.

The double bedroom on the ground floor is a good size with a private atrium which is perfect for green fingered purchasers and allows air to flow through the house. A spiral staircase leads to the mezzanine level and this flexible space has a multitude of different potential uses and could be reconfigured to suit the new purchasers search criteria. This versatile area is currently set up as a fantastic home office, study area with views out across the neighbouring rooftops, and a snug sleeping area, which is ideal for guests. The two separate sleeping areas share a contemporary bathroom with a sunken bath and views over the private atrium.

This property is a truly unique offering for anyone seeking their own private haven, away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to both Clapham and Brixton to enjoy all the benefits that these in-demand areas have to offer.

The new owners will benefit from the amenities on Clapham High Street, a short walk to the boutique shops, cafes and restaurants in Clapham Old Town and Abbeville Village. The weekend market and restaurants on Venn Street and all within reach and the local transport links are second to none. Clapham High Street Station, Clapham Common and Clapham North tube stations (Northern Line) are all close-by, coupled with excellent local bus services and the Super Cycle Highway through Clapham which provides quick and easy access into the City, West End and Canary Wharf.

In the other direction the cafes, bars and restaurants of Brixton are all within a ten-minute stroll, with Brixton Village, POP Brixton, The Ritzy Cinema and the legendary Brixton Academy all at your fingertips. First stop on the Victoria Line at Brixton tube station offers a fantastic route into central London and last but not least, the green open spaces of Clapham Common and Brockwell Park are both close-by.

This chain-free freehold home will appeal to anyone contemplating moving to Clapham or Brixton, perfect for a wide range of purchasers, from first-time buyers and buy-to-let investors or anyone looking for a conveniently located pied-à-terre.

Floor plan


Front door to work

An estimate of the journey times to popular London destinations, using the first fast train after 8am.

  • Victoria 17 mins
  • South Bank 18 mins
  • London Bridge 19 mins
  • The City 22 mins
  • Canary Wharf 29 mins

Clapham North

0.4 mi / 7 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, Northern Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes (approx)

Clapham High Street

0.4 mi / 8 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2 Overground line between Highbury and Islington and Clapham Junction with trains every 5 minutes (approx). Limited service of Southeastern trains to Victoria too.

Clapham Common

0.5 mi / 11 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, Northern Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes (approx)


0.7 mi / 14 mins walk

Route & info

Victoria Line services every three mins (approx) to Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central.


0.9 mi / 17 mins walk

Route & info

4 trains direct to Victoria per hour and 4 to Orpington via Herne Hill


0.9 mi / 17 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2, Northern Line and Victoria Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes on the Morden to Barnet/Edgeware, Northern Line (approx) and Via Victoria on the Brixton to Walhamstow Central, Victoria Line.

Wandsworth Road

1 mi / 19 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2. Overground and Southeastern services to Clapham Junction, Highbury and Islington via Canada Water and sporadically to Victoria and Battersea Park. 

Clapham South

1.2 mi / 24 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2 (and 3), Northern Line underground station with trains north via Bank or Charing Cross every five minutes (approx)

Loughborough Junction

1.4 mi / 28 mins walk

Route & info

Trains north to Blackfriars (8 mins), Farrindon (15 mins) and Kings Cross/St Pancras (18 mins) and beyond up to north west London every 10 mins at rush hour.

Herne Hill

1.5 mi / 31 mins walk

Route & info

ZONE 2. First Capital Connect services to Victoria, Blackfriars and Wimbledon.

Clapham area highlights

There’s something for everyone in Clapham and it draws an eclectic crowd. Clapham Common buzzes with activity and there’s a diverse mix of restaurants, shops, independent boutiques and nightlife, along with some wonderful architecture. The local schools are excellent and the transport options plentiful, with three London Underground (Northern Line) stations in close proximity and frequent London Overground trains from Clapham High Street station. It rarely feels overcrowded here, despite the abundance of things to do, and Clapham endures as one of the most desirable places to live in south London.

Clapham area guide

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