We're looking at small houses in Twickenham and St Margarets and getting grumpy. When we viewed bigger houses in Isleworth, there was a funny sewery smell (maybe from the water place near Tesco?), and now we're wondering if we should look at Whitton to get a bit more space for our money. Anything we should know?
We used to live in whitton and really liked it. Obviously much smaller but so close up twickenham and Richmond it makes no difference. Def more for your money. Agree be careful about the sewage works (next to tesco). We were by Murray park and had no smell issues!
I had my first flat in Whitton. Just Whitton and almost Hounslow but it was a fab Victorian flat which I couldn't have afforded anywhere else. 2 mins walk to mainline station into Waterloo. No smell from Mogden, and just outside the Rugby ground parking restrictions. Worth checking what happens on rugby days though re access and parking. Also no idea about schools.
I live in Twickenham but get the train from Whitton to Waterloo every day. A very easy (although hellishly busy) commute. Whitton high street is okay. I dont uses it much, but the traders there are really fighting to improve it while retaining its independent nature.
Things to consider: * Plane noise, but that is standard in West London. * There is some disruption on rugby days. Its not intolerable. We've got used to it. * Parts do get 'the pong' - avoid the area near Tescos. * Also check secondary schools. Twickenham Academy is ..... not great.
Have you looked at houses in what the Estate Agents refer to as the counties in Twickers? Not badly priced 3-bed 1930s houses. They are better placed for a selection of schools in the area. Near some really lovely parks too.