Eton v Harrow – a new homes guide

Posted 23 June 2017 by Keith Osborne

We look at the new homes currently for sale close to two of the UK's most famous public schools...

This Saturday 24 June sees the annual cricket match between Eton and Harrow public schools take place at Lord’s. It’s one of the country’s longest-established annual sporting events, having started regularly in 1822, and it remains the only school match to be played at the hallowed home of Middlesex county cricket club.

Aside from their famous schools, both Eton and Harrow have numerous features to attract house-hunters and they are both seeing a number of new homes being built right now.

Here we take a look at their property market and a few of the new homes developments on offer.


Eton

Lorraine Williamson, head of Savills Sunningdale New Homes, says: “The property market in Eton remains buoyant, we are seeing consistent demand from buyers attracted to some of the best addresses that Berkshire has to offer. Properties in Eton tend to range from anywhere between £300,000 and £3 million and there are buyers looking across all levels.

“Its popularity is due in part to its proximity to both historic Windsor and London, and the college which is at the heart of the community. Many buyers who choose Eton are downsizing and looking for somewhere  quiet to settle down, but that is still within quick access of more vibrant, urban areas nearby.

“The new build market has proved popular across Eton and Windsor, with a number of boutique developments coming to the market.”

The Gables, Eton

The GablesThe Gables is a redevelopment of a former Eton College school building by London Developer Aitch Group in the heart of Eton. The development comprises five contemporary houses and seven high-quality apartments within two grand red-brick Victorian buildings that feature Dutch Gables and diamond diaper exterior brick detailing:

From 2019, Crossrail services will operate from nearby Taplow station, approximately 10 minutes’ drive from The Gables, providing direct services to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow Airport, as well as to other commuter areas east and west of the capital.

There are two townhouses and three apartments remaining. Apartment prices start at £450,000 and houses are at £975,000. Find out more at gables-eton.com


Harrow

Hari Patel, director of Hunters Harrow, says: “Despite the national market showing signs of slowing, the demand for homes in Harrow continues, with applications, viewings and sales being agreed on a daily basis across the entire price spectrum, whether it be a contemporary new build, a humble studio or a multi-million-pound mansion.

“Such is the appeal of the area, many people choose to sell up in Harrow but stay within the area when making their onward purchase. There is an eclectic mix of styles of properties and buyer attractions, with a mixed bag of urban, semi-rural and rural areas that appeal to a variety of buyer types, and there is a vast selection of excellent schools, transport links and shopping facilities across the borough.

“The leafy Harrow-on-the-Hill area is particularly popular, set against the backdrop of the world-renowned Harrow School and its associated historic buildings, creating one of the most authentic London villages.”

Roxborough House, Harrow-on-the-Hill

Roxborough House​Set under half a mile from Harrow School, Roxborough House is an outstanding new collection of 32 luxury one and two apartments in leafy Harrow-on-the-Hill, transformed from a tired office block by residential developer Generation Land. The second phase of apartments is launching this Saturday.

The ground floor apartments will benefit from landscaped garden space, while all other apartments will have a private terrace, balcony or Juliette balcony accessed by double patio doors. The five crowning penthouse apartments will enjoy extraordinary far-reaching views of the surrounding landscape.

Just a seven minute walk from Harrow-on-the-Hill underground station and the central amenities of Harrow town centre, buyers can enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the area but with the capital on their doorstep; the West End and the City are accessible within 30 minutes via the Metropolitan and connecting Jubilee lines.

Prices from £330.000 for a one-bedroom property. Find out more at  www.roxboroughhouse.com 

Austen House, Lexicon, Harrow-on-the-Hill

Austen House is located on the site of a former library in Harrow-on-the-Hill. It is an exquisite collection of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments offering a high specification living in a well-connected, up and coming location. Austen House also offers outside amenity space with every flat, which is highly desired

Harrow, along with its highly ranked private boy’s school has an extensive range of shops, boasting two shopping centres within walking distance of Austen House. It also has quaint teashops and pubs which add to Harrow’s overall charm and character as an old English town.

In terms of transport links, Austen House is situated 0.3 miles from Harrow-on-the-Hill Underground station, which is around a 4 minute walk. From Harrow-on-the-Hill Underground, locations such as Wembley Park station, Baker Street Station and Bond Street Station are reached in as little as 6, 18 and 21 minutes respectively.

Apartments in Austen House are available from £389,995. Find out more at www.fraser.uk.com


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