The Boxing Day Property Bounce

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Why Christmas is the ideal time to find more space for the new year?

It is without a doubt that the Christmas season is one of the busiest of the year. A time for festivities and celebration, many of us don’t find much time between shopping, eating, drinking and working towards the much needed holiday break.

But once the food is eaten and the presents are opened, the late December break has proven to be popular for home seekers to search for property, with property portals reporting increases in website traffic and millions of visits by January. Selling takes a back seat until the new year, however the busy lead up to the Christmas holidays ensures there are plenty of properties to be found on the market.

Whether it be the free time to reflect on the year gone by and to look to the future, or the simple fact that property portals increase their marketing campaigns on the day after Christmas, the ‘Boxing Day Bounce’ is a great period to get prepared for a new start.

For 2017, those wanting the ideal of a large space and homely property without compromising the convenience of a London city postcode should look no further than W14. With 43% of houses in the area having 5 bedrooms or more and situated between Kensington, Earls Court, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s bush, it’s a haven in West London.

Popular residential streets Blythe Road and Dewhurst Road in W14 with Sulgrave Road and Valetta Road close by showcase a wide selection of charming Victorian homes to purchase this season. Meticulously maintained or restored, the properties offer uniquely large interior and exterior spaces for entertaining guests and plenty of accommodation for a growing family.

Blythe Road W14


Price on Application
Space: 3,239 Sq Ft/301 Sq M
Bedrooms: 5



This property has been uniquely and cleverly refurbished to a high specification, with many stand out features including a high-ceiling raised ground floor that has been opened up to create a formal reception space, exposing natural brick work with nods to the foundation, and modern elements including glass railing and floor to ceiling windows. The home also benefits from a large rear garden which can be reached via the sliding glass doors of the dining atrium.

Dewhurst Road W14

£3,695,000
Space: 3,200 Sq Ft/297.2 Sq M
Bedrooms: 5

Rebuilt and renovated, this home has been meticulously restored to create an exceptional living space. The property features a rear garden and roof terrace, with ample space for entertaining. Clean, open indoor spaces with two reception rooms and an eat in kitchen provide for practical and comfortable living.

Sulgrave Road W6

£1,900,000
Space: 2,056 Sq Ft/191 Sq M
Bedrooms: 5 or 6

A wonderful 5/6 bedroom Victorian house with good living/entertaining space which has been recently extended and refurbished to a high contemporary standard. It also has a private walled garden. The ground floor comprises a high ceilinged double reception which is part open to the stairs and leads into the full width bespoke kitchen/breakfast room. The house has a great feeling of space and light and can be moved into immediately.

Valetta Road W12

£1,100,000
Space: 1,313 Sq Ft/122 Sq M
Bedrooms: 4

A charming and fantastically proportioned 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Victorian family home arranged over 3 floors. The double reception with bay window to the front leads through to the open plan kitchen/breakfast room with centre island and fully fitted integrated appliances and bi-folding doors leading to the walled garden.

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