Substantial, Rarely Available, Mixed-Use Freehold, Kensington, W8

Prominent Shop & Basement, Offices & Residential Maisonette

Vacant possession of maisonette and office; shop lease expiry Sept 2025 - Retail let to Lea & Sandeman

106 Kensington Church Street W8 & Bedford House, 8b Berkeley Gardens, W8

Sold - November 2019
Prominent Shop & Basement, Offices & Residential Maisonette Freehold for Sale, 106 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8

Situation & Location

The property is situated on the eastern side of Kensington Church Street, and forms part of the junction with Berkeley Gardens, in the heart of one of London’s most exclusive residential areas, just to the west of Kensington Gardens. Notting Hill Gate lies just to the north, with its excellent underground connections (Circle, Central, District Lines) and Kensington High Street is easily reached at the southern end of Kensington Church Street. Retailers located nearby include Clarkes Restaurant & Bakery; the famous Churchill Arms; a number of leading antique dealers including Marchant and Patrick Sandberg; leading estate agents. View location map.

Description & Accommodation

Bedford House is a prominent end of terrace corner property, comprising a ground floor and basement shop; offices on basement, lower ground and first floors, and a self-contained residential maisonette on second and third floors above. Externally there is a forecourt used as a parking space.

The three elements provide the following accommodation:-

Retail Unit:    
Ground floor sales 370 sq ft 34.4sq m
Basement Sales 320 sq ft 29.7sq m
Basement Storage 210 sq ft 19.5sq m
Total 900 sq ft 83.6 sq m

Externally there is a WC at basement level, reached via a pathway in the lightwell.

First Floor office 377 sq ft 35.0 sq m
First Floor office 221 sq ft 20.5 sq m
Ground floor office 265 sq ft 24.6 sq m
Lower ground floor office 278 sq ft 25.8 sq m
Lower ground floor kitchen 31 sq ft 2.9 sq m
Total net internal 1,172 sq ft 108.8 sq m

Office Amenities

Fitted Kitchen | Excellent Natural Light | Hardwood Flooring | Shower | Two WC’s | Central Heating

Residential Element:
Second and Third Floor Maisonette:

A spacious and attractive south west facing maisonette with good natural light. The property provides a good sized Kitchen/Dining Room with a well-proportioned double aspect Reception Room on the second floor. The third floor comprises; Three Double Bedrooms and an En-suite Bathroom, plus a separate Shower Room and access to a large loft space. Approx 1678 gross internal area.

Estimated current weekly rent £850 per week. Floorplan on request.


The retail unit is let on full repairing insuring terms, expiring Sept 2025, to Lea & Sandeman Co Ltd, at a current rent of £45,000 per annum, subject to review in Sept 2020. There is a Schedule of Condition relating the basement vaults and passageway. A three month rent deposit is held.

The forecourt parking is also let to Lea & Sandeman Co Ltd under a separate licence at £2,000 p.a.

Lea & Sandeman are a very well established and respected wine merchants, trading from four shops in Kensington, Chelsea, Barnes & Chiswick. Most recently reported net assets in excess of £1million.

The offices are offered with vacant possession.

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own.

Energy Performance Certificate

The maisonette has a current EPC rating of 56 (Band D); EPC for the offices is in preparation.

Business Rates

The local authority has verbally informed us that the rateable value for the shop is £24,750 and the rates payable for the current year ending 31/03/20 are £12,152.25; and the rateable value for the offices is £43,000 and the rates payable are £21,113.Interested parties should make their own enquiries and confirm: - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea business rates department 0208-315-2082.


Will not apply.


Guide Price £3,750,000 (Three Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds) Subject to Contract.

Local Authority: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.


Jeremy Barnard
Tel: 020 7938 3990
Fax: 020 7937 3764

Important Notice: Measurements are approximate and no responsibility is taken for any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars which do not constitute an offer or contract. No representation or warranty is given either during negotiations, in particulars, or elsewhere. Unless otherwise stated all rents and prices are exclusive of VAT, where applicable.

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