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Is this area the new Notting Hill?

By Jan Moys

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Located close to vibrant Portobello Road and the many amenities of Notting Hill but with a wider range of options for all budgets, North Kensington is an increasingly attractive option for buyers and renters. We take a look at the area and a selection of sales and lettings properties to give you an idea of what's available in this appealing district.

Sales properties

St Charles Square, North Kensington, W10

2 bed flat | £499,950

St Charles Square is an attractive street running westwards from Ladbroke Grove. Lined with Georgian terrace houses and retaining heritage street lighting, the street is also the location of the Sion-Manning Catholic Girls' School and St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College.

This purpose-built two-bedroom apartment is set within a modern gated development on the north side of St Charles Square. The flat features a bay window to the reception area, two evenly-sized bedroooms and an attractive bathroom.

Golborne Road, North Kensington, W10

2 bed flat | £700,000

Golborne Road lies east of Ladbroke Grove and is intercepted by the northern end of Portobello road. A varied selection of cafes, grocery stores and boutiques line the street, and this remarkable top-floor apartment can be found above the shopfronts.

This charming period conversion features beautifully-aged exposed floorboards throughout, with the spacious reception area benefitting from a roof light that floods the space with light. Above the flat, a large roof terrace provides a characterful outdoor dining and seating space among the historic chimney pots.

Chesterton Road, North Kensington, W10

2 bed flat | £1,650,000

This truly exceptional duplex apartment is located on Chesterton Road, one street away from St Charles Square. Portobello House hotel, bar and bistro sits on the corner of the street where it meets Ladbroke Grove.

The interior finish is of the highest standard, with pale grey wood flooring, panelling and fixtures providing a consistently clean, highly contemporary aesthetic throughout. The small terrace is perfect for al fresco breakfasts, while the stunning dine-in kitchen offers a striking backdrop for dinner parties.

Lettings properties

St Charles Square, North Kensington, W10

Studio apartment | £1,192 pcm

Moving onto lettings, we return to St Charles Square and a great value studio apartment within an impressive period conversion. Underfloor heating and a freshly-refurbished interior make this compact but comfortable space an attractive option.

Chesterton Road, North Kensington, W10

1 bed flat | £1,842 pcm

Moving up the scale, this lower ground floor one-bedroom apartment is located on Chesterton Road. Featuring a large reception area with plenty of dining space and a stylish kitchen leading off from the main space, the flat boasts a very high standard of finish throughout.

St Quintin Gardens, North Kensington, W10

2 bed flat | £5,417 pcm

St Quintin Gardens is named after Colonel St Quintin, whose family owned Portobello Farm and developed much of the area in the 19th century. Located to the west of the district, this area enjoys close proximity to Little Wormwood Scrubs Recreation Ground and the larger Wormwood Scrubs Park across Scrubs Lane.

This sizeable seven-bedroom house offers plenty of space for a beautiful family home. Bay windows to the front of the property provide plenty of light, while the garden and summer house offer an attractive space for entertaining during the summer months.

Click here for for more properties in North Kensington, or for more insights into the area, head to our Local Life section.

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