Acton - which means 'oak farm' in Old English - covers a large section of west London, bordering Shepherds Bush in the east, Ealing in the west and Chiswick in the south. It sits mostly within the London Borough of Ealing.
Transport links are very good, although it depends where you are in Acton. There are no less than seven stations in the area, variously served by the Central line, Piccadilly line, and District line, as well as the over ground network. It is possible to be in Paddington in seven minutes, and new connections are being added all the time. The A40, M4 and North Circular Road are within easy reach, and there are plenty of bus routes.
The centre of Acton is the stretch of Uxbridge Road commonly known as Acton High Street, at the point where it passes The Mount - a marketplace that backs onto a large Morrison's store. Nearby is Acton Park, which has a friendly cafe and is popular with families, and Churchfield Road, which feels like the heart of an upmarket village with independent shops and cafes surrounded by sought-after period terraces, including the streets collectively known as 'Poet's Corner' (on account of the streets all being named after poets; Shakespeare Road, Milton Road, Chaucer Road, and so on). The nearby Park Club is a private members' health club with extensive grounds and a busy social calendar.
Leisure activities are not generally Acton's strongest suit, but there is a complex near Park Royal with a bowling alley, cinema and restaurants, and a number of neighbourhood and chain restaurants scattered throughout the area. For theatre, live music and so on, Acton residents have to travel further afield to Ealing, Shepherds Bush or Chiswick, or further - although they do have Gunnersbury Park, with its pitch-and-putt course and Palladian mansion, on their doorstep.
There's a huge variety of property available in Acton, from rambling semis to one-bedroom flats. The streets around South Acton (near Chiswick) and Poet's Corner are popular with upsizing families, as are the generously proportioned Edwardian houses in the Creffield Road conservation area between Twyford Crescent and Ealing Common, close to two good secondary schools.
Acton is growing in popularity, even though parts of it are yet to be fully gentrified. The area around North Acton tube station, for example, retains an industrial feel, despite recent residential developments, with companies including Boden having offices and warehouses along the streets leading to the A40. Areas like this tend to attract first-time buyers and are also popular with the buy-to-let market, due to the convenient location. Other areas, such as the Hanger Hill garden estate, which is made up of wide roads and attractive 1930s mock-Tudor homes, have always been upmarket and elegant.
This wonderful two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the fifth floor of this modern development in Acton has fantastic views, is chain free and ready to view immediately. The property benefits from off street parking and would make an excellent first time purchase or buy to let investment. The Juliet balcony opens up onto spectacular views of the city. Call now to avoid disappointment.
SHORT LET - A stylish ground floor garden flat, refurbished to the highest standard throughout and fabulously presented, this property is one of a kind. Comprising two large double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, an open plan reception room with under floor heating, fully integrated kitchen and wide bi-folding doors leading onto the low maintenance private garden. There is a superbly sized second bedroom also with built-in wardrobes to the front of the property and a luxurious family bathroom. Available furnished.
A stunning three bedroom house in this exclusive development in Acton. Arranged over three floors, on the ground floor you will find a large open plan kitchen with dining area overlooking a well maintained garden. On the first and second floor there are three large double bedrooms, two designer bathrooms, spacious reception room with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and on the third floor there is access to a roof terrace. This brand new property has just been built and further benefits from off street parking, ample storage and a concierge service. Napier Square is one of West London's most sought after developments with its stunning design and excellent transport links into Westfields and central London.
A fantastic high specification four bedroom town house in Acton. This newly built contemporary property benefits from four double bedrooms, all with built in wardrobes, the master bedroom further benefiting from an en suite bathroom, spacious living room with a Juliette balcony, fully fitted eat in Kitchen and a large low maintenance garden. Other benefits include off street parking for three cars, wood flooring and gas central heating. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac moments from Acton Town tube station, the North Circular, and is only a short drive to both Chiswick and Ealing.
A recently refurnished three bedroom family home is located in one of West Acton's most popular, residential tree lined roads and is only a short walk to both Central and Piccadilly Line tube stations and within easy reach of the local Japanese School. The property comprises of downstairs, a large through lounge/dining room, modern fitted kitchen and a guest WC. Upstairs are two spacious double bedrooms, a single bedroom and bath with shower overhead with separate WC. Benefits include gas central heating and garage. The property has been tastefully decorated in neutral colours throughout.
A newly refurbished four bedroom family home in Gunnersbury Triangle, Acton. Briefly comprising two reception rooms, one of which opens onto a designer kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area which has access to a well maintained private garden. On the first and second floor there are three double bedrooms, a fourth single room and a family bathroom. The property further benefits from a down stairs W.C, garage which allows parking and is ideally located a short walk from Acton Town tune station.
A stunning three bedroom, three bathroom split level apartment situated on the Acton and Chiswick borders. Finished to an exceptional standard throughout and featuring a number of mod cons. On the first floor you will find a spacious reception room with modern, fully integrated kitchen, two double bedrooms with one en-suite and a family bathroom. On the top floor is the master bedroom with en-suite. Additional features include underfloor heating and additional customised storage. Acton Town (Piccadilly Line and District Line) and Acton Central (Overground) are just a short walk while motorists will find the A4/M4 and A40/M40 for routes in and out of London.
A stunning three bedroom flat set within a mock Tudor development, offering generous living space and high-quality fixtures. The property comprises large reception room with dining area, stunning master bedroom with built in wardrobes, a second double bedroom with a third single room, stylish kitchen and a modern bathroom. Kent Court is situated on a leafy residential street with local transport links available nearby from North Ealing Station (Piccadilly) and West Acton Station (Central Line). The property is offered furnished.
A stunning two bedroom two bathroom apartment in the highly sought after Napier House development in Acton. Boasting two large double bedrooms, spacious reception room with doors leading onto a balcony, fully fitted kitchen and two modern bathrooms with one an en-suite. The property further benefits from off street parking, concierge and beautiful landscaped gardens. Napier House is one of West London's popular and newest developments surround by excellent transport links and for motorists the A40 is moments away. Available Un/ Furnished.
A stylish ground floor garden flat, refurbished to the highest standard throughout and fabulously presented, this property is one of a kind. Comprising two large double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, an open plan reception room with under floor heating, fully integrated kitchen and wide bi-folding doors leading onto the low maintenance private garden. There is a superbly sized second bedroom also with built-in wardrobes to the front of the property and a luxurious family bathroom. Available furnished.