Cottage Place is a pedestrian through road off Brompton Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, next to Brompton Oratory and the Holy Trinity Church. Cottage Place contains 26 properties, used for residential purposes. It is located on the site of an original Mews but has been re-developed to a degree that it no longer contains any surviving Mews properties.
During World War II, the Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census recorded a high explosive bomb falling onto Thurloe Place and Brompton Oratory next to Cottage Place. In the past, the area wasn’t included on the London Poverty Maps when they were first published, but the surrounding area was Middle Class.
The Mews is part of the ‘Brompton’ Conservation Area. Bounded by the Brompton Road to the south, the Victoria and Albert Museum to the West and Ennismore Mews to the North, the area was designated after 1987 and contains Holy Trinity, Brompton Square, Rutland and Montpelier sub-areas.
The two storey properties have rendered or painted brickwork facades with pitched or flat roof styles, surrounded by a tarmacadam road surface and partial raised pavements. Most of the properties are garages, and some modern buildings are also present.
Originally used as the coach house/ stable accommodation for the main houses on Brompton Square, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential rather than commercial.
Before and since 2003 there have been a few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews; most notably the erection of railings on top of the boundary wall along Cottage Place. Numbers 7-10, the only residential properties listed, were demolished and rebuilt in 2010.
Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.