The Princess of Wales is not the only famous ex-neighbour. Beatrix Potter, the English writer best known for her children’s books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit, also grew up on the street next door. Her blue plaque can be found near by on Bousfield School, after her home was bombed in the Second world war. The Victorian townhouse has benefitted from a recent modern refurbishment, bringing a modern touch, whilst still maintaining the period features. With original fireplaces and parquet flooring throughout the property, the charming historic features remain a true part of the home. GARDEN See:Princess Diana’s former holiday home in the Bahamas is a secluded paradise The four bedroom, four bathroom property is set over five floors and includes some impressive features including two outdoor spaces. A family friendly, private garden and patio area and its own roof terrace, perfect for making the most of the London sunshine. The home was recently refurbished and reconfigured to create a wonderful 40-foot open plan space with a patio, sink and bathroom. KITCHEN DINING ROOM See:Princess Margaret’s son designs spectacular St James’s Park apartments OPEN-PLAN LIVING ROOM The first floor comprises of the master suite complete with en-suite bathroom, with bath, shower and twin sinks. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the second floor and finally the fourth double bedroom on the top floor with its own en-suite. The Earls Court re-development site is set to bring close to 1 million square feet of new space to the area, helping to transform the borough. The recent development scheme got back underway this week with the new appointments of architects to create a new masterplan for the area. The property also has access to many outstanding private and state schools within close proximity, and the area itself is also set to benefit from the Earl’s Court development. BEDROOMS TERRACE ‘This is a very exclusive property as there are only a handful of homes of this size within the area, and the property benefiting from two outside spaces makes it even more desirable. Having come onto the market for the first time in 20 years, this family home is a rare find, especially within such a popular area of London,’ says Simon Stilwell from Martin & Co. The property is available for £2,95 million at Martin & Co (opens in new tab).