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.
An immaculate three bedroom townhouse on the borders of Acton and Ealing. This excellent property has recently been refurbished to the highest standard. Boasting three generous double bedrooms, a large eat-in kitchen with direct access to a private garden and a bright and spacious living room. The property also consists of two bathrooms and a separate WC. Additional benefits include oak wood flooring, off street parking and a garage. Boddington Gardens is ideally located moments from Acton Town (District and Piccadilly) Underground station and motorists enjoy easy access to the A4/M4 and A40.
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 - Thorgills are delighted to offer this beautiful three bedroom home in Acton. Arranged over two floors, the property consists of three well proportioned bedrooms, a spacious reception room, separate fitted kitchen and two great sized bathroooms. Summerlands Avenue is located moments from Acton Town Underground station (District and Piccadilly lines), Acton mainline station (National Rail) as well as the green open spaces of Springfield Gardens. Available Furnished or Unfurnished.
An immaculate three bedroom townhouse on the borders of Acton and Ealing. This excellent property has recently been refurbished to the highest standard. Boasting three generous double bedrooms, a large eat-in kitchen with direct access to a private garden and a bright and spacious living room. The property has two bathrooms and a separate W.C. Additional benefits include oak wood flooring, off street parking and a garage. Boddington Gardens is ideally located moments from Acton Town (District and Piccadilly) Underground station and motorists enjoy easy access to the A4/M4 and A40. Available furnished.
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 fantastic three bedroom apartment located in the brand new Acton Gardens development. This stunning property has never been lived in and boasts three double bedrooms, two luxurious bathrooms, a spacious reception room with a new fully integrated eat-in kitchen and access to a private patio area. Further benefits include ample storage, allocated off street parking and solid wood flooring. The apartment is within walking distance of the Chiswick High Road and all its amenities while Acton Town Underground (Piccadilly Line) and South Acton Station are within close proximity. Offered un/furnished.
Thorgills are delighted to offer this lovely four bedroom house ideal for sharers. Boasting bright and spacious accommodation throughout and benefiting from two tiled bathrooms as well as a guest WC . The property comprises four great sized bedrooms, a seperate fitted kitchen and a large reception room leading onto the private garden. Further benefits include ample storage space, gas central heating. Situated just off the ever popular Askew Road with an array of amenities all withinn walking distance and East Acton Station being just over half a mile away. Available Un/Furnished.
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 newly refurbished three bedroom family home in West Acton. Boasting three good sized double bedrooms, a spacious reception room, separate dining room, fully fitted kitchen and a modern bathroom. The property offers space and size throughout and further benefits from a large private garden, off street parking for two cars and is seconds away from West Acton (Central Line) and a short walk from North Ealing (Piccadilly line) Underground stations.