A number of high-profile publications have recently praised the exceptional location, outstanding design and unique quality of life on offer at this iconic development.
The Telegraph focused on Hampstead Manor’s “show-stoppers” – Kidderpore Hall, a neoclassical mansion dating back to the early 1800s (seen in the CGI above), Skeel Library, commissioned by a group of bluestockings in 1904, and The Chapel, built in 1929. Their article also described the educational history of the site, “Hampstead Manor is a redevelopment of the former campus of Westfield College, which was established in the 19th century as one of the first women’s colleges in London and later evolved into Queen Mary University...”. Looking to the future, The Telegraph also noted the ongoing development of the site, by highlighting that “Mount Anvil is turning this educational estate into 125 homes across 13 buildings... The site will also have a spa and gym, extensive grounds and a pool.”¹
The Times praised the exceptional lifestyle in Hampstead, particularly focusing on “the wild beauty and leafy lanes of the 790-acre heath and the myriad historic pubs and Grade II listed Georgian buildings in Hampstead Village…”. According to their article Hampstead’s unique heath and historic local shops help make the area ”the haunt of the literati and glitterati”. The Times also praised the history of this former spa town and featured Hampstead Manor with its “regeneration of Kidderpore Hall, a Greek revival mansion built in 1843 for the wealthy Englishman John Teil.”²
Hampstead Manor’s design is equally stunning on the inside as noted by What House?, which praised the site as a “landmark development mixing converted period homes and sympathetically designed new builds in one of north London’s prime residential suburbs.” Their article highlighted the interior design by pointing out that, “interiors experts Design Haus Liberty have based their decoration on the botanical history of the building in its former role as Westfield Women’s College, pioneering in female-only higher education as a branch of the University of London.”³
The Metro on the other hand praised the development’s location, “a stone’s throw from Hampstead Heath, the 790-acre grassy public space that occupies one of the highest natural points in London. The heath comprises grassland, ponds, ancient woodland, a lido, playground, and a training track, and it adjoins the stunning former stately home of Kenwood House.”⁴
Hampstead Manor really impressed The Evening Standard which has published two articles featuring the development. In a dedicated piece on Kidderpore Hall the newspaper highlighted the proud history of Hampstead Manor and the new homes on offer, "Kidderpore Hall in Hampstead, built by East India leather trader John Teil in 1843, was later acquired by Westfield women’s college, whose campus is now being transformed into 156 homes in 13 buildings, five of which are listed."⁵ In an earlier article The Evening Standard also highlighted the overall atmosphere and ambience of the development, noting that, “The estate has the cloistered feel of an Oxbridge college – tranquil and comforting...” Their piece also listed some of the extensive facilities, which include an “underground parking, a spa and a gym, and a shuttle service…"⁶
In possibly the strongest endorsement, City A.M. encouraged readers to “Live in a historic restoration in north London in a Grade II listed building dating back to 1905.” They also announced the unveiling of a new show apartment inside the Dudin Brown building, “formerly Westfield Women’s College, which is now home to five two bedroom apartments and a one bedroom apartment.”⁷
With so much going for Hampstead Manor it is no surprise that the available homes are selling out fast. The 156 distinguished residences range from studio apartments to five bedroom homes, and from crisp contemporary flats to the immaculate conversion of landmark Grade II listed buildings. For more information on the development download the Hampstead Manor brochures. To arrange a viewing of the stunning marketing suite and impeccably designed show homes register your interest today.
¹ The Telegraph, “Hampstead, the historic London village of pubs and ponds, is getting a brand new look”, published on 23 June 2017
² The Times, “Hampstead: a suburb with a story to tell”, published on 9 June 2017
³ What House?, “News in brief from the new homes scene”, published on 10 August 2017
⁴ Metro, “Park Life, Want a London home with a picture-perfect view? Pick wisely…”, Published on 18 July 2017
⁵ Evening Standard, “Back to school:Hampstead flats in converted women's college overlooking landscaped gardens for sale from £795,000”, Published on 10 September 2017
⁶ Evening Standard, “College conversion passes the arts and crafts test”, Published on 2 August 2017
⁷ City A.M., “New homes on sale in London this weekend in Hampstead, Woolwich, Wembley Park, Ealing and Barnett”, published on 10 August 2017