Stunning five-bedroom London townhouse lived in by a 17th century Lord Mayor could be yours for JUST £4million – as long as you can stand the permanent traffic jam outside

  • This is the 17th-century Queen Anne home, which can be found in North London at Highgate Village. 
  • The property is situated on an old part of the village called “The Bank”. 
  • Lyndale house, once Lyndale Mansion was the home of Sir John Ireton (Lord Mayor of London) in late 1650s. 
  • The 3,166 sq foot house is currently on sale with Sotheby’s International Realty with a guide price of £4 million


The luxury property listed in the 17th Century is up for sale, located only a few minutes from Hampsted Heath north London. 

Five-bed, dated from 1600s, the house was home to John Ireton (Lord Mayor of London) and then split in two during 18th century. 

Lyndale House, which was last sold in 2000 for £1.2 million is now on the market for £4 million. 

The Queen Anne-style residence is located on The Bank terrace, just above Highgate Hill.  

A large living room is also available and there’s a wine cellar. 

Sotheby’s International Realty is selling it. 

According to the selling agent, the property is a 3,166 square foot Grade II* family home. 

A £4m Queen Anne-style town house over three floors has gone on the market in Highgate HIll, north London

A £4m Queen Anne-style town house over three floors has gone on the market in Highgate HIll, north London 

The rear of the house features a garden approaching 100ft in length which includes a children's tree house at the bottom

Rear of house has a 100ft long garden with a child’s tree house.

Inside the house, the 3,116 square foot property  features amazing sash windows and high ceilings allowing light to flood in

Inside the house, the 3,116 square foot property  features amazing sash windows and high ceilings allowing light to flood in

There is an informal kitchen / dining area as well as more luxurious places for entertaining guests

You will find a kitchen/dining area, as well as luxurious areas for hosting guests. 

The property is spread over four floors and also features a long narrow garden with its own children's play house

This property has four floors. It also includes a narrow, long garden that houses a children’s playground.

It was stated that the kitchen at the lower floor leads to an intimate, yet formal dining space with access to a cellar. 

“A further three receptions, each with a wealth of charm and period features, offer flexible entertaining spaces that cater to the modern family. 

From the reception, you can access a private courtyard that leads to a mature wildlife garden measuring 100 ft in length. A children’s playhouse can be found at the bottom. 

The luxurious home has two marble bathrooms as well as two guest cloakrooms. 

Sotheby’s claims that the property is easily accessible from Highgate Village, Waterlow Park and Hampstead Heath. 

The Northern Line and Highgate tube stations are also within walking distance.  

The property features five bedrooms, each of them decorated in a luxurious style with wooden floors

This property has five bedrooms. Each bedroom is decorated in luxurious styles with wood floors.

This smaller bedroom still offers a guest plenty of space while the outside view features plenty of greenery

Even though it is smaller, the bedroom offers plenty of room and the exterior view has plenty of greenery. 

Outside the back door there is this enclosed courtyard with plenty of seating for residents and guests

There is an enclosed courtyard outside of the back door with ample seating available for both residents and visitors.

A stone walkway leads down to the main garden which has a children's tree house hidden at the end of the property

An underground walkway of stone leads you to the main yard, which is home to a hidden tree house for children. 

Fans of marble will love the two main bathrooms which are clad in the luxury ornamental stone

Marble lovers will be delighted to see the main bathroom clad with the luxurious ornamental stone 

The second bathroom has a copper style bath with colourful marble stone work and ornamental features

A second bathroom features a copper bath and decorative marble work. 

Throughout the property, the floorboards have been refurbished with a designer distressed look

All floors throughout the house have had their floorboards refinished in a distressed design. 

The main living room, pictured, has an unusual coffee table or central feature with strange art on the walls

In the picture, you can see that the living room has a strange coffee table and a central feature featuring weird art. 

There is also a more conventional living room which has a television set and access out onto the garden

You can also find a traditional living room with access onto the backyard and a TV set.