The Glebe House

6 Rectory Grove SW4 0DZ

The Glebe House London is a Grade II Listed converted Georgian Coach house dating from 1825 owned and managed by Alix Bateman, an interiors writer, antiques dealer and occasional gilder.

Our living room was a passageway through which horse and carriages once travelled into stable yards beyond. It is on the site of the original Manor House of Clapham, and there has been a church on the plot next door overlooking the Thames since as early as the 12th century.

You are welcome in the church grounds anytime, where it’s said that members of Oliver Cromwell’s army are buried. Community gardens and allotments run either side of the church, and there are raised flower beds, a nature pond, bee hives, children’s play area and fabulous views of Battersea Power Station.

Our home is available for Bed and Breakfast and to hire for film, photo shoots and small events. We also run a lively programme of talks, salons, sales and workshops and are recommended by Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay in the U.K.

020 7720 3844

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