The Hocrofts consists of a selection of exclusive roads made up of large detached and semi-detached houses which form part of a desirable residential area with tree-lined avenues. This is the perfect area for families who are looking for peaceful cul-de-sacs sandwiched between the busy urban areas of West Hampstead and Cricklewood, offering an excellent selection of local schools with good transport links into central London.
Finchley Road is the local shopping destination, with specialist food markets, the O2 Shopping Centre and a selection of specialty butchers, restaurants, cinema, haberdasheries and hardware stores. Brent Cross Shopping Centre, is a short distance away offering over 120 shops, a fantastic selection of restaurants and a variety of international cuisines.
Within easy reach of the trendy pubs and restaurants of West Hampstead including The Ivy and local favourite The Wet Fish Cafe, there are plenty of local eateries to choose from and no shortage of coffee shops and entertainment. Locally loved Nautilus is a classic Fish and Chip restaurant that offers eat-in or takeaway!
Local playing fields are located off Ranulf Road, which forms part of the University College School campus. Fortune Green offers a children’s play area and a 3-acre open space of grass and trees, which is also the location for local open-air cinema nights amongst a host of annual events for residents. There is also a locally recommended walk from The Hocrofts to Fortune Green. The area also has its own sports club with facilities for cricket, squash and tennis plus a busy programme of sports and social events.
The Hocrofts is accessible by tube at Kilburn Underground Station and Willesden Green Station, which are both serviced by the Jubilee Line and located within Zone 2. Cricklewood Station is the nearest Overground station with fast Thames link services to Central London. By car the estate is conveniently located for major road routes such as the A41, Finchley Road and the A5, which provides a direct route to the West End as well as the A404 going to West London.
The majority of these substantially built homes date back to the 1930s, typically handsome red brick two storey houses with large, square, bay windows, off street parking and generously sized gardens, perfect for families or professionals looking for a home with space and presence. Average property prices in the area can range between £2-£10 million, with popular streets including Ranulf Road and Hocroft Road. There are fewer flats available in the area due to the demand for family homes, so conversions are rare as the area is dominated by houses.
Council Tax Annual Rates for Barnet 2018/2019
(Source London Borough of Barnet)
The Hocrofts have a strong 1920s & 1930s architectural presence delivered by a number of different parties. Located near to Child’s Hill originally part of the Hampstead Estate, this formed one of London’s earliest industrial districts in the early 19th century.