Adorned with purple Wisteria, this beautiful, four bedroom home sits tucked back from the road behind a wide, gravel drive. Found on a calm, residential street in the heart of Poet’s Corner and spanning three, large, sunlit floors, it is an impressive, stylish and homely property.
Acacia Road, Acton, 4 Bed. House
There is so much to say about this stunning house, but the mahogany panelled front living room downstairs must get a special mention: it is exquisite. The fireplaces in both rooms (divided by bespoke wooden, folding doors) are beautiful too, and there is a grand yet cosy feel, which is difficult to pull off in a house of this size.
The garden house; a huge standalone space, is perfect for summer parties, as an artists' studio, or children’s playroom - frankly, whatever suits your needs. It has a lofty, vaulted ceiling and picture window looking out onto a lush, green garden.
A mention too must go to the master bedroom with ensuite, which is fabulous: subtle design give this oriental-inspired space a certain tranquillity and sense of luxury, it is also hugely practical with inbuilt shelving and wardrobes surrounding the king-size bed.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Part of the London Borough of Ealing, the property falls within Council Tax Band G (£2,315.40 for 2016/17).
Acton Main Line station will benefit from major improvements as part of the Crossrail programme. From December 2019, when the full route opens, there will be four trains an hour (in both directions), making it quicker and easier to get to destinations across London and Berkshire. For example, Liverpool Street in 16 minutes and Heathrow in 17 minutes.
The drive at the front of the house can accommodate three cars with ease. The garage, attached to the main house, naturally provides additionally secure parking but is also ideal for storing bikes and outdoors/children's bits and pieces - the stuff of life.
THE OWNERS SAY
There is a real serenity to this place. The flow of the house means it is somewhere that people feel comfortable from the moment they cross the threshold, and it has the charm of a country dwelling in the midst of the city.
THE LEGAL BIT
While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease. Distances are also provided as an approximate.
Explore West London
1 English Butcher
Adding to the village feel is English Butcher (run by an Aussie - natch!). The kitsch gallery wall is charming but not to distract from the excellent produce, sourced from the best British farms. Here you can also top up your pantry with delicious artisan marinades, condiments, and sauces.
2 Park + Bridge
Having a reliable, independent wine shop on your doorstep is a bonus in our books. Park + Bridge is a neighbourhood store selling a hand-picked selection of organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention wines that you won’t find at the local supermarket. If you’re after a tipple and tapas, they also own the excellent Vindinista Wine Bar across the road.
3 A Pint of Hops
This brilliant bottle shop is filled to the brim with a world’s worth of fine beer, including British microbrews, Belgian ales and more exotic offerings from Norway to the USA. The staff truly knows their stuff and can hook you up either in person or via delivery.
4 The Station House
A stunning traditional style pub and dining room attached to Acton Central Station. The menu concentrates on Southern Italian inspired food, but pub-grub options are also available. We recommend summer weekends spent with a nice cold brew and pizza out in the beer garden.
5 Mr Bake Me
Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this crêperie has attracted quite a following. Treat yourself to coffee, gelato and of course, the sweet and savoury crêpes fans claim are the very best in London.