With so much potential and a wide variety of possible uses, this historic and hidden Victorian lodge with an additional detached outbuilding offers the best of both worlds: a slice of country living on the Overground to the City.
Hidden behind a high brick wall, Augustus Lodge is nestled between the Jacobean splendour of Forty Hall and the wonderful Myddelton House, famous for its luxurious gardens created by Edward Augustus Bowles, a self-taught Victorian gardener.
Inside, the lodge unfolds across two levels with plenty of rustic atmosphere including original cupboards, fireplaces and architraves along with stripped interior doors and floorboards.
On the ground floor a welcoming entrance hall leads to two living rooms, a kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom, then following through to the rear garden.
Upstairs you’ll find the main bathroom along with three bedrooms, one of which includes a double aspect offering 180-degree views of the neighbouring fields.
A detached outbuilding provides scope for multiple purposes: a creative, work or wellness space; a guest suite for visiting friends or a family member; a holiday let or long-term rental for a passive income; or perhaps to sell with its separate freehold. Plans have been drawn up for a 79m2 (850sq ft) modern cottage that mixes the old structure with the new and includes a 75m2 (825sqft) private courtyard.
And there’s no need to give up London life for this slice of country living. The overground at Turkey Street takes you deftly to Stoke Newington, Hackney Downs, London Fields and Bethnal Green, before reaching Liverpool Street in less than 40 minutes.