Why move to Ickenham?

When looking for a place to live, the peaceful village of Ickenham might not cross your mind. Although the area is not well known to most people, Ickenham is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations to live - especially if you commute into central London. 

So here’s the top 4 reasons why you should move to Ickenham:

It’s like living in the countryside 

You would think that living in the countryside just 18 miles from central London isn’t possible, but the village of Ickenham sits right next to the beautiful Colne Valley Regional Park, and has spectacular nature walks, beautiful lakes and a whole host of wildlife. 

The village itself is full of parks, rivers and forests, making Ickenham one of the most popular places to live outside of London. 

Harefield Place has some of the most spectacular views out across the valley, whilst still being exceptionally close to Ickenham.

Local Amenities 

If you are looking for nice places to eat, Ickenham is the place to go. The village has 19 restaurants to choose from, so there are plenty of places to test your taste buds! 

There are also: 

  • 8 cafes
  • 5 pubs and bars
  • 6 supermarkets
  • 10 local grocery stores
  • 30+ shops 

If you would like to find out more information about the local amenities, please click here for an interactive map

History and Culture 

Visiting Ickenham is like taking a step back in time. This quiet village is filled with some beautiful manor houses, ancient monuments and Georgian style buildings that compliment the beautiful surroundings, like the historic village pump. 

Swakeleys House is one of the most famous buildings in the area and is open to the public once a year as part of the Open House London event. 

The Pynchester Moat is also a lovely place to visit as you can walk along the River Pinn to the stunning Grand Union Canal. 


One of the most popular reasons why people move to Ickenham is because of its excellent transport links. 

In addition to having exceptional rail links into London, the M40, M25 and M4 are all easily accessible from the village. The Oxford Tube, which stops near Hillingdon Station, is also a popular coach route between Oxford and Central London. 

Ickenham benefits from its proximity to three of the ten most in-demand Tube stops, Ickenham, West Ruislip and Ruislip (all Zone 6), linking it directly to the Capital, whilst Hillingdon station is equally close by. 

From a commuting perspective, the proximity of Harefield Place to Stockley Park, Uxbridge Business Park, and Heathrow Airport (all within a 15 minute drive) makes the prospect of work life balance a very real possibility. 


So have you thought about moving to Ickenham? 

The exquisite development of Harefield Place consists of 25 luxurious apartments that are situated close to the Colne Valley Regional Park. 

There is plenty of information about the apartments on this website. Please find some links below: 

The Collection 


Development Updates 

If you are interested in looking at one of the apartments, please click here to fill out an enquiry form.

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