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Mews house definition

I'm looking into buying a property in London, and a friend of mine said I should look into buying a mews. My question is what is a mews house exactly?

Asked on Jul 11 2016, General in London | Report content

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  • Large (expensive) terraced houses were built with a coach house/stable at the end of the garden at the back. Later they became garages with accommodation in the upper storey. Thus a small house in a back lane at the bottom of the garden of a much grander house, converted from a stable.

    Answered on Jul 12 2016, Report content
  • Hi Gianna, Traditionally, if a house is mews it means the property is part of a row of stables with carriage houses and living quarters above. In many ways, they're simply attached coach houses, though the mews house definition can stretch to meaning just new housing in front of an alley or passage. Many thanks, Dan

    Answered on Jul 12 2016, Report content

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