Your Douglas & Gordon Guide to Notting Hill


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Your Douglas & Gordon Guide to Notting Hill

  2. 2. NOTTING HILL NOTTING HILL PROPERTY Maddie Lewington, Douglas & Gordon’s sales manager and leading Notting Hill estate agent, says that when talking about property in Notting Hill, the old adage of not judging a book by its cover has never been more apt. Notting Hill properties may be home to many of the country’s movers and shakers, politicians and writers, but the area has much more to offer than the stereotype of hip restaurants, happening designers and organic food shops. Like her counterparts in other areas of London, Maddie has seen local property prices rise consistently over the last few years. “We recently sold a one-bedroom flat in W8 – admittedly in a highly desirable street – for £750,000” she says. However, London property prices in the Notting Hill area vary greatly; you could buy a one-bedroom flat for sale in Notting Hill for £475,000, but pay up to £4.5 million for a house in Kensington Park Road. Our Notting Hill estate agency stretches from Kensington High Street in the south to the Westway in W10, and Paddington to Shepherd’s Bush, which means Maddie has the exciting job of offering a diverse range of property in Notting Hill. 75% of the Notting Hill property market is made up of flat conversions, and 25% consists of houses, meaning there is so much more to choose from beyond the streets of W11. “The Hill” attracts everyone from young cityslickers to growing families, with more than a smattering of film stars, actors, music industry supremos and BBC employees. Properties in Notting Hill and the area surrounding W11 offer cultural diversity that permeates the community, and which is celebrated annually with Europe’s biggest carnival! Douglas & Gordon Notting Hill Office 299 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA Sales Director T : 020 7727 7777 Ed Mead E:
  3. 3. NOTTING HILL Maddie believes it’s this mix that makes any house for sale in Notting Hill so appealing. “Notting Hill is much more laidback than, say, Kensington or Chelsea,” he says, “and that’s what people like about it.” It’s hardly surprising that so many people want to buy property in Notting Hill, or that they tend to stay in the area for years. There is a great choice of parks in the district, with Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park all within easy reach. Notting Hill properties are also close to local gastro-pubs, organic food outlets and garden squares, as well as countless restaurants and the eclectic, one-mile-long Portobello Road market. During his time as Notting Hill’s most innovative estate agent, Maddie has spotted an emerging property trend. Many bedsits and hotels in Bayswater (W2) are being sold off and converted. Property west of Edgware Road is in huge demand, especially with developers. This is due to the area’s great transport links into the West End, as well as its close proximity to Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill nightspots.
  4. 4. NOTTING HILL RENTING IN NOTTING HILL who like property near to the central Tube line for easy access to the city, and families who enjoy being close to the parks and schools in the W11 area and surrounds. Property in Notting Hill ranges from one-bedroom flats for young professionals, to spacious mansion apartments for lateral living, or even large family homes, which are wide properties with floors. Tenants enjoy the benefits of many local fewer attractions when they choose a house for rent in Notting Hill. Kensington High Street is Rental property is in great demand throughout home to the popular Whole Foods Notting Hill and surrounding areas; prices supermarket, located in the old “Barkers” range from £300 per week for a onebuilding, and the famous Portobello Road bedroom flat for rent in Notting Hill, to £5000 boats unique shops, restaurants and per week for grand properties on prestigious weekend market stalls. Europe’s largest streets in Kensington, Holland Park and Hill. shopping centre – the Westfield shopping Notting centre in Shepherds Bush – is also a short distance from Notting Hill properties. The Contact a representative from Douglas & centre has easily accessible and convenient Gordon, Notting Hill’s most innovative estate transport links for Tubes, trains, buses and agent, for more details regarding the most cars, not to mention over 265 shops and attractive Notting Hill property on sale, or speak to our local letting agents to learn about restaurants. Notting Hill rental properties appeal to a rental opportunities in the W11 area. variety of tenants; these include expats The appeal of renting a home in the lively, bohemian Notting Hill area is widespread; tenants love the quirks of the area with its small boutiques and fashionable restaurants. The many parks and communal gardens also make property for rent in Notting Hill an enticing prospect.
  5. 5. NOTTING HILL Shopping & Food Notting Hill is a shopper’s haven with designer boutiques, luxury flagship brands and an abundance of delicious delis in and around Westbourne Grove and Ledbury Road, making this patch one of the most exciting residential areas in London. Portobello Road famous for its antique shops and weekly market offers everything from fruit and vegetables to prints, clothing, ceramics and music. Culture & Leisure Notting Hill hosts numerous well-known events and festivals, the most famous being Notting Hill Carnival in August. The famous Electric Cinema on Portobello Road offers a broad range of quality mainstream and art house films which is sure to satisfy any film enthusiast.