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The ultimate family homes for rent

Trading up from a two-bedroom flat to a three-bedroom house in Kensington & Chelsea – London’s most expensive borough – now costs a whopping £1,397,418.

The rising cost means that renting a home is becoming a more affordable alternative to buying for second-steppers.

So we’ve picked out six wonderful family homes to let in and around London, and worked out how long you could live there for if you spent £1,397,418 on rent instead.

Abingdon Road, London W8

This lovingly refurbished three-bedroom townhouse just off Kensington High Street is available for £1,725 a week. Benefits include a Sonos multiroom sound system, underfloor heating and a bespoke kitchen featuring a Liebherr fridge-freezer and wine fridge and Neff ovens.

For £1,397,418, this property could be rented for 15 years and six months

Neville Street, London SW7

Staying in the royal borough, this exceptional five-bedroom house in South Kensington provides all the space you might need for a growing family, within reach of some of London’s finest schools and shopping areas. Available for £3,950 a week, it features four bathrooms, a double reception room and a master suite that occupies the entire second floor – plus a balcony and garden.

For £1,397,418, this property could be rented for six years and nine months

St Michael’s Mews, Graham Terrace, London SW1W

For £3,500 a week, you could rent this four-bedroom mews house in Belgravia. Set across three floors, it offers a patio garden, a roof terrace and an underground double garage. It’s part of the Belgravia Place development, which is just a stone’s throw away from Sloane Square.

For £1,397,418, this property could be rented for seven years and seven months

Sherbrooke Road, London SW6

Staying in London but a little further afield, you could rent this Victorian terraced house on a residential Fulham street. This immaculately refurbished property offers five bedrooms, a double reception room and a paved garden and roof terrace. It’s yours for £895 a week.

For £1,397,418, this property could be rented for 29 years and 11 months

Daleside, Gerrards Cross SL9

Just 19 miles from central London is Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire, where you’ll find this wonderful detached house, where you’ll find this wonderful detached house. For £7,000 a month, you get five bedroom suites, a double-aspect drawing room, a cinema/playroom, a two-car garage and a large garden.

For £1,397,418, this property could be rented for 16 years and seven months

Cross Road, Sunningdale SL5

Leaving the metropolis for the shires, a monthly rent of £7,000 will get you this fantastic five-bedroom family home in the Berkshire village of Sunningdale. Located in a private gated development close to the famous Sunningdale Golf Club, it offers a swimming pool, garage and even a self-contained annexe.

For £1,397,418, this property could be rented for 16 years and seven months


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