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Henry’s Townhouse

This charming Grade II listed property has recently opened as a private rental home.

By Sophie Killip

Situated on Upper Berkeley Street in London’s famous Marylebone, Henry’s Townhouse has a relatively normal façade of the building that hides the true magic of the house: what’s inside. As soon as you’ve stepped into this new home-away-from-home, Henry’s reveals itself in all its 18th century magnificence.

The design of Henry’s Townhouse is focused around the central theme of the property’s connection to that famous 18th century family, the Austens (most notable of which is writer Jane Austen). Able to sleep up to 14 guests, Henry’s Townhouse offers seven bedrooms across four floors, including two twin rooms. Each of the bedrooms is individual in its character and design, having been named after and inspired by one of Jane Austen’s relatives.

Whichever room you choose, expect an effortless night’s sleep in a large Egyptian cotton bed, surrounded by 18th century opulence. Every bedroom includes a range of modern amenities, from flat screen TVs and Nespresso machines to air conditioning and Dyson hairdryers; they also all have their own en-suite bathroom, with several featuring roll-top baths.

Meals are served in Monsieur Halavant’s Pantry, a roomy space on the townhouse’s lower ground floor. The house works with a collection of catering companies and chefs, tailoring dining to guest requests depending on how often guests would like to eat in, the formality of the occasion, the number of guests in the party and even the type of cuisine they want to eat.

Henry’s Townhouse has several spaces where you can kick back and relax. Sunny mornings can be spent on the delightful second floor terrace, while rainy days will make the Carriage Snug more appealing. The largest lounge space is Jane’s Sitting Room, found on the ground floor.

Henry’s Townhouse is located in a prime spot in London’s Marylebone with an array of shops, restaurants and other sights – including the West End – on its doorstep. Hyde Park is down the road if you fancy an afternoon stroll, while the bustling streets of Mayfair and Soho are only a short taxi ride away.

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