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Six of the best rental properties

Renting a property is increasingly seen as preferable to buying, and can be a more affordable alternative for those looking to move in a high-value area.

But as tenants become ever more discerning about where they choose to live, landlords have to up their game when it comes to the quality of property they offer.

Here, we present six of the finest properties available to rent, from a stylish family home in Cambridge to a spectacular South Kensington penthouse.

The Knightsbridge, London SW7

£1,650 per week

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This elegant one-bedroom flat certainly has an address synonymous with prestige. The Knightsbridge is a luxury residential development a mere few minutes’ walk from Hyde Park. Located on the first floor, the flat has been tastefully refurbished and has its own balcony. Residents have access to a gym, a swimming pool and 24-hour concierge services.

Maids Causeway, Cambridge

£831 per week

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Period features and contemporary design collide in this wonderfully renovated family house in central Cambridge, overlooking Midsummer Common. This four-bedroom property has been restyled by a local interior designer and features central lighting controls and an integrated media system. It also includes bespoke furnishings for that extra wow factor.

The Ridge, Sunningdale

£1,500 per week

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If it’s stylish country living within striking distance of London you’re after, then look no further. This immaculately finished flat is part of an exclusive gated development in the sought-after Berkshire village of Sunningdale, which is famous for its golf club. Located on the first floor, it boasts two bedroom suites and a spacious open-plan dining/sitting room, as well as three balconies and underground parking.

Stafford Terrace, London W8

£1,950 per week

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This superb first-floor flat is situated in a stucco-fronted building on the Phillimore Estate, just a short walk from Kensington High Street and Holland Park. Its period exterior belies the modern fittings within, such as the Sonos sound system, electric blinds and underfloor heating. It’s spacious too, with three bedrooms and a double-aspect, open-plan kitchen/reception room.

Cadogan Gardens, London SW3

£5,000 per week

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Chelsea has its fair share of wonderful properties, but this one is exceptional. Situated on a prestigious street, the flat boasts four bedrooms and four bathrooms – all of which are furnished to a superb standard. And its location on the upper floors means that there are fantastic views of London’s skyline from the private roof terrace.

Petersham House, London SW7

£6,500 per week

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This astonishing seventh-floor South Kensington penthouse simply has to be seen to be believed. From the reception room adorned with chandeliers to the spacious master bedroom with marble bathroom, this sumptuous lateral property is flooded with natural light and furnished to the highest standard. There are two further bedroom suites, plus a wraparound terrace (with private hot tub) that provides spectacular views over London.


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