Battersea’s Bellevue is a real beauty
As its name suggests, The Bellevue on Battersea High Street is a good-looking pub – and licensed leisure specialists AG&G are currently seeking a well-heeled suitor who will appreciate its charms.
Its name is possibly a nostalgic nod to Battersea before the Industrial Revolution, when the parish was popular with market gardeners specialising in lavender and asparagus. Its aestheticism even inspired J M W Turner, who painted the river from nearby St Mary’s Church.
This Bellevue is a late Victorian, semi-detached building of three storeys plus basement. There is an open-plan trading area, customer toilets and kitchen with walk-in fridge on the ground-floor, plus a function room and office on the first floor. The top floor has two double-bedrooms, a box room, kitchen and bathroom.
Outside there are front and back trade patios and a secure yard. The site covers an area of around 275 square metres (2,960 square feet) and the building has an internal floor area of 316 square metres (3,400 square feet).
“The Bellevue is a versatile freehold property with lots of space, a secluded rear garden and potential for alternative use, so we are expecting some interesting offers,” says AG&G’s James Grimes.
“It is surrounded by a mixture of residential and commercial property and Clapham Junction station is a few minutes walk away. It’s in a popular, affluent part of London and the Saturday produce market is right on the doorstep. There’s really nothing not to like about this beauty – it could make even the most hard-hearted investor believe in love at first sight.”