Property Investment

Five Renovation Projects within London’s Commuter Belt

Whether you are looking to put your own stamp on your next property, realise a profit by buying a property to flip (do up and sell) or renovate and rent out as a buy-to-let, we have some great properties lined up for you that are all within commuting distance of London. Let’s take a look…

Three Bedroom Home with Potential to Extend – Fortescue Road SW19 – Wimbledon £650,000

Fortescue Road SW19 – Wimbledon £650,000 ludlowthompson Tooting via Rightmove

How about this 3-bedroom period property that’s being marketed by ludlowthompson, Tooting. The semi-detached property is in need of modernisation throughout, so would be ideal for property investors looking for a renovation project.

The family-sized home has a huge scope for extensions, both to the rear and into the loft space, subject to the usual planning permissions, and is located on a highly sought-after road within the catchment area of excellent schools. Just a short walk (0.2 miles) to Colliers Wood Tube Station and the local amenities, this property chain-free property must be seen to be fully appreciated.


Chain-free Grade II listed Three-Bedroom Home £500,000 Godalming, Surrey GU7

Chain-free Grade II listed Three-Bedroom Home £500,000 Godalming, Surrey GU7 Seymours, Godalming via Rightmove

In need of a complete renovation, this spacious Grade II listed property presents an amazing opportunity for investors to style their property to their own tastes (subject to the usual consents).

The semi-detached property boasts three large reception rooms, including one that opens out to the large, private rear garden; a wealth of period features including exposed timber beams and original fireplaces; a double aspect kitchen with space for all the mod-cons; a lower ground floor with laundry room and workshop, and beautiful views of the surrounding landscape from the first-floor bedrooms – and all within easy reach of Godalming mainline station, which offers direct trains to London’s Waterloo Station in as little as 40 minutes.

Six-Bedroom Manor House, West Hall Road, Kew – Offers over £3.4 million 

Six-Bedroom Manor House, West Hall Road, Kew – Offers over £3.4 million Quilliam Property Services, Brentford via Rightmove

Just wow, look at this beautiful, partially renovated historic mansion house that is located a few minutes’ walk from the River Thames towpath, Kew Retail Park, Kew Village and Kew Gardens underground station (0.3 miles). 

West Hall Manor is a stunning, historically important, Grade II listed period property that the current owner has already begun to sympathetically restore, retaining and enhancing the abundant period features including panelled walls, fireplaces, box window shutters and pine floors. However, there is still much to do to complete the refurbishment.

Believed to date back to the 14th Century, and rebuilt in 1724, the house currently provides six bedrooms, three reception rooms and a kitchen, while the lower floor offers more light and spacious rooms with traditional stone floors.

The property, which is set within delightful gardens and has a gravel drive to the front offering off-street parking, has a sizeable price tag of £3.4 million. Despite the price, we suspect the gorgeous home will be snapped up fast as there is huge potential to add more value once the renovation is complete.

Extension Potential Three Beds, Large Rear Garden, Garage to the Side – Tulse Hill SW2 £850,000 

Tulse Hill SW2 £850,000 Oliver Burn, Herne Hill via Rightmove

This attractive 1920s house on a tree-lined suburban London Street offers a wealth of potential for those looking to extend, subject to all the necessary planning permissions (STPP), and put their own stamp on a property.

There is a side garage that offers the potential to extend the plot to the side and a large rear garden that is a blank canvas calling out for a complete makeover.

The family-sized home, on the market with Oliver Burn, Herne Hill via Rightmove, is in a great location, just moments away from Brixton and Herne Hill stations (0.8 miles) so is ideally located for those working in London or travelling to Gatwick on a regular basis. The property is also only five minutes’ walk from the beautiful Brockwell Park with its plethora of sporting facilities, lido, lakes and playground. 

Four-Bedroom Detached Home, Abbey Road, Horsell GU21 – £599.950

Four-Bedroom Detached Home, Abbey Road, Horsell GU21 – £599.950 Curchods, Woking, Rightmove

This 1149 sq. ft detached home that is set in the heart of Horsell Village – only 0.7 miles away from Woking mainline railway station with direct links into London in half an hour – is the perfect renovation project and will appeal to commuters and people wanting to live in a village location with a real community feel.

The house is very spacious with three large reception rooms and a lean-to on the ground floor and four bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the first floor. The house also boasts two outbuildings totalling 314sq. foot.

The property, being marketed by Curchods, Woking for £599.950 is set on a tree-lined road, which has a large park at one end and Basingstoke Canal, with its 8.5-mile towpath and cycling trail running along the side is a few minutes’ walk away, so is perfect for those wanting a suburban location with green spaces nearby.

So, that’s our five refurbishment projects within commuting distance of central London. What do you think? Have you got a refurb project on the go at the moment? We’d love to see your before and after pictures…






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Alex Wright, Editor