The Glebe House – a converted Georgian coach house in Clapham

The Glebe House – a converted Georgian coach house in Clapham
23 November, 2015 Chocolate Creative

I learned about The Glebe House when I met Alix a while ago. I have always being interested in old houses with plenty of history, so when she said she lived in this beautiful house, I wanted to hear more about it straight away.

Alix Bateman is the owner of The Glebe House London, an atmospheric Grade II listed Georgian converted coach house in the conservation area of Clapham Old Town, that is fast becoming a creative hub for the area. Holding workshops in traditional craftsmanship, such as gilding, woodcarving and stone carving, and hosting talks and mini salons, the interior Alix has created is a cool mix of period features, muted colours and striking contemporary lighting and accessories.

The living room was once a passageway through which horse and carriages travelled into the stable yards beyond, and Alix’s home is used for photo and film shoots, as well as hiring out for intimate parties and pop up events. Their latest supper club event, in collaboration with the Disappearing Dining Club, was said by Time Out to be one of the coolest things to do in London.

My favorite room in the house is the kitchen, it feels as if you were all the sudden transported into the past.
My English Romantic lampshade (above) fits the room scheme and colours so well, as if it has been created for it. Alix has chosen some very nice pieces to decorate the house, including interesting choice of lighting, mixed with some beautiful vintage trasures. The house feels like the ideal B&B to spend a few days if you are visiting London, not very often you get to step into these so chraming houses. 

If you are looking for a class in London, where to learn new skills in a very interesting and unique environment, subscribe to The Glebe House London’s mailing list or find out more on their Facebook page. Classes ranging from origami to taxidermy are set to run throughout 2016 and beyond, and the two double bedrooms have been listed in Alastair Sawdays guide to special places to stay in the UK for the past three years running.

Photos by Rachael Smith and Alix Bateman

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