Metro Newspaper Article on East Molesey
Wonderful article on living in EAST MOLESEY / HAMPTON COURT. Explaining about whats new to the area, snopping around the history and shops and vital statistics on the area. Very interesting read:
EAST MOLESEY has such a relaxed vibe that it’s hard to believe it’s only 15 miles from central London. It’s perched on the River Thames, with Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace across the bridge and the green oasis of Bushy Park close by. Tourists (over 930,000 per year) contribute to the holiday atmosphere but don’t tend to venture far from the Palace, and the area’s residential streets are tranquil. Local schools are good, and there’s an easy commute from Hampton Court station into central London.
Imber Riverside, pictured, is a collection of three, four and five-bed houses from Cala Homes, bordering the River Ember, which links the Thames with a series of redundant reservoirs. Located about 10 minutes’ walk from the station, they feature open-plan kitchens with stone worktops and integrated Siemens appliances, separate utility rooms, Sonos music systems with ceiling speakers in living areas and master bedrooms. Prices are from £775,000 for a three-bed, semi-detached house with a kitchen/breakfast room and garden room, up to £1.195million for a five-bed, three-storey detached house. All residents receive a year’s membership of Imber Court Sports Club next door.
Buyers have a wide variety of properties to choose from. ‘There are large detached Victorian villas on Wolsey, Palace and Arnison roads, period cottages and newer developments on the river. ‘The East Molesey market has seen significant increases over the last 10 years and has outperformed other areas close by. This is driven mainly by limited stock and the trend factor kicking in since the Olympic Road Race and medal presentation at Hampton Court.’ Prices range from £300,000 for a starter flat to over £1.5million for a big family house.
Council tax (Band D): £1,767.12
Commuting time: From 37 mins to Waterloo
Annual Travelcard: £2,492
Amenities: ★★★★☆ Cafés, restaurants, independent stores on Bridge Road; the popular Bell pub is over 400 years old; swimming pool, gym and tennis courts at the Pavilion Club; Imber Court Sports Club; real tennis at the Royal Tennis Court in Hampton Court; boat and cricket clubs
Open space: ★★★★☆ Bushy Park; Hampton Court Park; Hurst Park; Molesey Heath nature reserve; riverside walks
Schools: ★★★★☆ Results slightly above average; primaries mostly judged as good or oustanding by Ofsted; nearby Kingston has grammar schools
Crime: ★★★★☆ Below average
Who lives there? High proportion of couples and families in professional and managerial positions
Famous faces: Comedian Lee Mack lives in East Molesey
Rent report: ‘Typical renters are professional couples and families, and the more central to Hampton Court and the station, the better. Average rent for a two-bed property is around £1,450pcm.'
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