His­toric listed gem in a peace­ful sub­ur­ban road

Harefield Gazette - - UXBRIDGE PROPERTY -

have been a num­ber of ar ticles in the press over re­cent months that have fea­tured up-and­com­ing com­muter spots, and one of th­ese con­cen­trated on those within an hour’s jour­ney of Mar yle­bone sta­tion.

This is prov­ing to be a prime at­trac­tion due to the links to the Chiltern over­land and to the un­der­ground via the Bak­er­loo line. It is also not too bad a cy­cle, or walk, to the cap­i­tal’s cen­tre, be­ing just set back from the A40/Mar yle­bone Road. The piece, in The Stan­dard, cen­tred on the mer­its of proper ty prices and travel times to the city in ar­eas be­yond the M25. It spoke about the best and af­ford­able lo­ca­tions in Buck­ing­hamshire and Ox­ford­shire, for those who work in the cap­i­tal but don’t wish, or can­not af­ford, to live there.

Com­muters are en­joy­ing swifter jour­ney times to Mar yle­bone sta­tion via the Chiltern line thanks to a re­cent up­grade in rail ser vices, which has opened up more op­tions for peo­ple to con­sider choices fur ther afield, with the ad­di­tional ben­e­fit be­ing that they are in some of the loveli­est countr yside the shires have to of­fer.

One of the ar­eas named in the shor tlist of op­por tu­ni­ties was our ver y own Ger­rards Cross, which it ob­ser ved had been ‘lauded for its dra­matic price growth, with homes wor th 15% more now than they were a year ago’. And, as we com­mented on in our own ar ticle re­cently, we can only agree with this view, es­pe­cially as Ger­rards Cross is well within the ‘hour from Mar yle­bone tag’ at only 25 min­utes!

Our Gibbs Gille­spie’s Ger­rards Cross of­fice, nes­tled in Pack­horse Road, had cer tainly no­ticed that there was al­ready a dis­tinct trend of migration from Lon­don to the ar­eas that we ser ve, and also from our nearer branches of Pinner, Rick­manswor th, Uxbridge, Ruis­lip, Nor thwood, Ruis­lip Manor and Har­row. This, of course, was not due just to quick train times but for the gen­uine ‘fam­ily fac­tor’, the ex­cel­lent schools, a cinema, a wide mix of restau­rants and shops, the fact that it is a lovely par t of the world, plus good and fast links to the city!

PAUL GILLE­SPIE; 020 8426 1972; pgille­spie@gibbs-gille­spie. co.uk; www.face­book.com/ gibb­s­gille­spie;Twit­ter: @ gibb­s­gille­spie

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