Premier Letting Agents in Maida Vale London W9
Letting Agents in Maida Vale London W9
One of the many attractive factors of living in London is the sheer variety of what's on offer. No matter your preferences, you're always likely to find something appealing, which makes house hunting a relatively pleasant experience.
Our last feature covered the attractions of Holborn and the benefits of living right in the thick of Central London. Noise, activity, culture and convenience on your doorstep.
For contrast, we now turn to Maida Vale, a quiet yet central district located in West London adjacent to Paddington. Its largely residential and quiet environment make it one of the most desirable areas for families or soon-to-be parents. But there's more to this district than meets the eye and its (it's) also famed for its collection of shops and restaurants, which make up for their lack of quantity with some serious quality. Read on below for a more extensive look at the area.
Maida Vale has an excellent reputation when it comes to the quality of its residential housing. The buildings are largely made up of late Victorian and Edwardian blocks of mansion flats, complete with gorgeous-looking ornamentation and balconies. If you're looking for an attractive house to live in, look no further.
But be warned - you'll have to shell out a pretty penny to stay in such an affluent area. Flat rental prices average out somewhere north of the £500 mark per week, although there are occasionally properties on the market for as little as £300. Only the higher end flats are likely to have access to a communal garden and a more spacious environment, however. Houses are more pricey at £925 per week on average.
Particularly alluring streets include the identically-designed Lauderdale Mansions South, West and East, located in Lauderdale Road. Elgin Avenue and Grantully Road are also especially attractive. However, those hoping to live in a really unique location would be advised to seek properties in Maida Avenue, Warwick Crescent and Blomfield road, as well as the streets overlooking Browning's Pool. The houses in this southern part of the district benefit hugely from close proximity to the junction shared by Regent's Canal and the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. A resulting maze of waterways has led to the nickname of 'Little Venice', supposedly coined by Robert Browning who lived in the area between 1862 and 1887. Fanatics of alternative transport might be attracted by the regular waterbus service in the area, which makes a change to the Tube.
Eating and drinking out
Boroughs in London usually follow a set layout, the common equation being formed of a residential area curled around a Tube station and high street, with all of the shops and restaurants located in one place. Maida Vale is known for being the exception to the rule. Venture out of the Tube station and you'll be confronted with a street of beautiful residential buildings.
So where does it all happen? One has to do a little bit of searching to find out where the fun is at. Just around the corner from the station, you'll find the Warrington, a former Gordon Ramsay pub with a rather beautiful beer garden at the front - a rarity in Central London.
However, you'll need to go a little further to Clifton Road in order to locate the bulk of the district's high-end restaurants, boutiques and shops. Feel free to stop off at Cafe Rouge or Raoul's Cafe for a quick breather, or nip into Baker & Spice for a bite to eat while you get your bearings. You'll also find a wine shop, a florist and a Tesco for all your grocery needs.
If this isn't enough, Maida Vale has a second miniature high street in Formosa Street, containing a Red Pepper, an excellent Italian restaurant and a Prince Alfred, an old traditional Victorian pub which is packed with people and atmosphere every evening. It's evident that, while Maida Vale has no single obvious high street, there are a number of retail concentrations scattered around within walking distance where you're sure to find whatever you're seeking.
Another attraction of Maida Vale as a family area is the abundance of parks and open green spaces. Paddington Recreation Park is within very easy access and it has plenty in the way of facilities - tennis courts, running track, gym, cafe and rose gardens.
Other smaller green areas dotted around the district include Violet Hill Gardens, Randolph Gardens and Little Venice Gardens. These and the tree-lined streets break up the urban atmosphere of London and present the impression that you're further away from the centre than you actually are, which is sure to be appealing to residents who prefer to be separated from the hustle and bustle.
Being close to the centre of London and on the Tube network, Maida Vale is fantastically accessible. Served by the Kilburn Park and Warwick Avenue Tube Stations, as well as the eponymously-named underground service, the primary line is the Bakerloo for Elephant & Castle and Queens Park. However, St John's Wood is also within walking distance for those who require the Jubilee line, and Kilburn High Road provides a good overground service.
Rail comes in the form of the ever-reliable Paddington Station, famous for being the haunt of the Peruvian bear from children's literature of the same name. Make sure you get a picture next to his bronze counterpart if you ever need to hop on a train.
When seeking beautiful housing and convenience, Maida Vale scores top in both categories. Good schools and plenty of open green areas also lend itself (themselves?) to being a perfect location for families, and there's enough happening to keep you occupied even if it is a little quieter than other areas in the capital. It's a great all-rounder.
Property To Rent in Maida Vale W9
£425 per week
A superb 1 double bedroom apartment on the second floor of a converted Mews. It has a modern fully equipped eat-in kitchen a spacious reception room and is a 3 minute walk to Warwick Avenue Station on the Bakerloo Line. NO AGENCY FEES
£400 per week
A stunning newly refurbished 1 double bedroom apartment on the second floor of this well maintained period conversion. Brand new fully fitted kitchen and bathroom with excellent storage and access to communal gardens and a tennis court. Moments from Warwick Avenue Station on the Bakerloo Line. NO AGENCY FEES
£320 per week
This well proportioned one bedroomed flat located on the top floor of this conversion block offers a superb living space with bright and airy interiors. property comprises bright and airy reception room with dining area, modern kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Chippenham Road benefits from its proximity to Paddington Recreation Ground. The closest transport links are Westbourne Park Station (Circle and Hammersmith lines) and Maida Vale Station (Bakerloo line).
£550 per week
A massive three bedroom town house located in a gated development in Maida Vale. Abinger Mews is conviniently located within easy reach of local shops, cafes, and other local amenities around the area and public transport. The property benefits from a spacious reception room, separate eat-in kitchen, three large double bedrooms, three bathrooms, WC, loft space and a private patio garden.
£500 per week
A newly refurbished 2 double bedroom 3rd floor apartment situated in this well maintained and well located portered block close to Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale tube stations. The apartment benefits from a brand new kitchen and bathroom, a large reception with high ceilings and wood flooring, a spacious master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and French doors to a small balcony and a 2nd double bedrooms with built-in wardrobe and another balcony. The apartment also benefits from an allocated off street parking space for one small car.
£525 per week
A delightful, bright and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom first floor apartment occupying the entire first floor of a beautiful redbrick period conversion situated along one of Maida Vale's prime streets, a short stroll from Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue amenities. This property boasts high ceilings, period feature fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, long usable balcony and the rear enjoys views over tranquil private communal GARDENS of which this apartment has access to. 90 SQ M / 968 SQ FT.. Available unfurnished.
£540 per week
A large and bright two bedroom 2 bathroom flat with direct access from the buildings communal areas on to Crescent Gardens. The property has been recently refurbished with high ceilings throughout and comes unfurnished. The property is perfectly located between Maida Vale & Warwick Avenue Tube Stations.
£580 per week
A very spacious three bedroomed flat of a portered purpose built block available for rent. The property benefits from neutral decor and comprises master bedroom with wardrobe space, two further bedrooms, two bathrooms, large reception room and good sized fitted kitchen. The cost of heating and water is included in the rental price. Greville Place offers a great location, within easy reach of the amenities of St. John's Wood and Maida Vale, with Paddington Recreation Ground also close by. Kilburn Park Underground Station (Bakerloo Line) is within easy reach for reliable services into and out of central London and the West End.
£620 per week
A fantastic three double bedroom apartment set within the very popular area of Maida Vale. Situated on a very quiet residential roads, located close to all local amenities and all transport links in and out of Central London.
£400 per week
A good sized two bedroom apartment in a purpose built block situated in Maida Vale. The property comprises sizeable reception room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The property benefits from porterage, communal garden and visitors off street parking and is only moments from Maida Vale tube station.