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Show home now open at Waterside Heights in West Drayton, Hillingdon
The stunning show home at Waterside Heights provides a glimpse into the stylish new canal-side homes in well-connected West Drayton.
Situated on the western outskirts of London’s centre, the leafy locale of West Drayton offers a mix of urban and country lifestyles in perfect balance. At Waterside Heights, the local green spaces, convenient shopping, great transport links – as well as views over the canal – combine to make these new apartments an ideal place to call home.
Rooms with a view
The 65 one and two bedroom apartments at Waterside Heights sit alongside the Grand Union canal, where residents can access miles of walking and cycling routes. On-site facilities will include a canal-side café, providing the perfect opportunity to sit back and take in the sights, or even work remotely.
Inside, the beautifully designed properties are bright and spacious, with plenty of natural light – demonstrated in the incredible show home, which is available to view online or by appointment.
The contemporary kitchens come complete with integrated appliances; hallways feature extra storage space, while in the two bedroom homes there’s an en–suite from the master bedroom. The open plan living areas open to a private balcony – many with direct views of the canal. There are big savings to be made too: not only is there zero ground rent to pay, but residents also have access to secure underground car parking spaces with selected apartments included within the sale price.
Head 10 minutes on foot to reach Yiewsley for a well-equipped high street and a range of local amenities. Meanwhile, the Crossrail will soon transform train journey times into central London from West Drayton train station, which sits just over the road.
Best of both worlds
Both urban and outdoor pursuits can be found in equal measure at Waterside Heights. For shopping, the high street is home to supermarkets, a shopping centre and cafés. There are also good schools, a GP, leisure centres and parks all within easy reach. A range of restaurants and pubs can also be found nearby – head to The George and Dragon for a laidback pub lunch, Positano for traditional Italian food, or order in from a number of big-name eateries.
Creatives will feel at home at Southlands Arts centre. Set in a beautiful Grade-II listed building, with pretty grounds, it runs exhibitions, classes, craft markets and music events.
Heading outdoors, you don’t need to travel far along the towpath to find impressive green sights perfect for strolls and dog walks – this development is pet friendly. The canal passes through and alongside acres of parkland: Colne Valley Regional Park covers a huge 27,500 acres and is made up of several parks and woods. If you’re driving, try Black Country Park, home to pine forest, lake, café and a GoApe assault course. Around a 20 minute journey from West Drayton, it feels like the depths of countryside.
Heading west out of London, there are a number of Berkshire villages and towns that are easily reached and well worth a visit: try Windsor, Eton and other Thameside locales for pretty and historic sites.
When complete, Crossrail trains will take train journey times into London Paddington down to just 20 minutes. Heading west, Reading is a 30 minute trip, while Oxford can be reached in around an hour by rail.
Road links are excellent too, with speedy connections to Surrey and Berkshire, or the West Country via the M4. Meanwhile, Heathrow Airport is a short drive away, making international travel a cinch, and securing this location as a truly well-connected part of town.
Prices at Waterside Heights start from £87,000 based on a 30% share of the full market value of £290,000. Call BeWest on 0208 996 8925 or visit bewest.co.uk