Do not mock mock-Tudor. A top floor flat is available at one of England’s best examples of this form of classic suburbia on the Hanger Hill Garden Estate, Acton, west London.
Described by Pevsner as ‘the beau ideal of romantic rural Metroland’, the Estate is defined by its own rose garden, ‘village pond’ and privacy (there are only three ways in by road).
The original Hanger Hill House was built in 1790 and the land the Estate stands on was an aerodrome and aircraft manufacturing centre before architects Douglas Smith and Barley created the houses and flats styled on Tudor manor houses on this site in the Twenties and Thirties.
The apartment for sale now in Inverness Court/ Queens Drive for £375,000 through Townends Estate Agents (www.townends.co.uk) has two double bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and communal gardens.
The current owner Mr Roland says the conversation area of Hanger Hill Garden Village, where building and alterations have been strictly controlled since 1969, is an idyllic place to live.
‘It has a real community feel,’ he says. ‘It’s like a hidden part of London that no one has yet discovered and is really peaceful.’
The property is well located for the commuter with good transport links – both North Ealing and West Acton Tube stations are a short walk away.
The area also has good schools, including The Japanese School and the Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls.