Area Guide

The peaceful village of Elstree dates back to the early 1700s and in essence, covers a relatively small area tucked inside the wedge created by the A1 and A41, and bordered by Borehamwood.  Properties in the area comprise ‘closes’ and cul-de-sacs off smaller roads, which in turn are located off the square encompassing Allum Lane, Deacons Hill Road, Barnet Lane and Elstree Hill North.  Homes in these roads tend to be spacious semi-detached, and larger detached properties with extensive rear gardens, as well as stylish townhouses, several luxury apartment blocks, older flat developments, and maisonettes.  Elstree is particularly noted for several Grade II Listed properties, especially among the grander estates located on Barnet Lane and the private road, Barham Avenue.  Much of Elstree is surrounded by Greenbelt, farmland and golf links, and to the south, Aldenham Reservoir and Country Park provides a scenic and semi-rural border, with the renowned Elstree Aerodrome on its cusp.  The picturesque and secluded Tudor-style Laura Ashley Hotel is hidden away among acres of delightful woodland off Barnet Lane, and there are several notable Nursing Homes, golf clubs, equestrian centres, and places of worship within the area.  Strictly speaking there are only a couple of convenience shops, two restaurants and a chemist at the Elstree Hill junction, but Elstree enjoys all the diverse shopping and transport facilities at nearby Borehamwood.  The A1, A41,and M25 are easily accessible, and the Elstree & Borehamwood Thameslink station over the bridge provides a 15 minute service to Luton in the north, St Pancras in the south, and onwards to Gatwick and Brighton.


Schools in Elstree

St Nicholas Primary

Haberdasher Aske’s Boys

Haberdasher Aske’s Girls


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  • I just wanted to drop you a line to commend how professional, courteous and helpful Casey has been throughout the time we searched and rented our property in Lullington Garth.
    Having dealt with many agents when either buying, selling or renting, he has by far been the most decent and diligent and a great ambassador for your company. People are often quick to complain but sometimes less so in giving praise so I thought it would be good to drop you a line.

    - GD
  • Tracey, thank you very much for all you have done to help us get this over the line! You’ve been great and we really appreciate it.

    - ES
  • Dear Casey, just a little thank you for all your help in trying to find us new tenants.  We appreciate all your hard work!

    - AD
  • “Oliver, Jordan and Vivien at Real Estates in Totteridge are the only agents worth considering if you are selling in the area. They worked as a team to go beyond the extra mile and provided a bespoke 360 degree service from helping us sell, helping us find our dream home, whilst also securing the perfect off-market short term let using their own contacts…it does not get much better than that!”


    - MG
  • Jordan, thank you very much.  You are a star!  I have relocated 3 times so far and involved in buying and selling property.  You are the most dedicated agent I have ever met.  Thanks again for your great help.

    - FY
  • Woodside Park is one of the most appealing neighbourhoods in N. London and Chiddingfold is probably one of the most desirable streets.  Our house was on Chiddingfold so there was every reason why it should have sold quickly and at a good price.  However, it did not sell quickly because initially we didn’t have the right estate agent.  The reason we chose the wrong one is because he set a very high price for our property.  Our mistake was in confusing a high price with the right price.  It didn’t take long before we realised our mistake.  Weeks went by without visits from potential buyers.  That told us that we were not at the right price.  As soon as we were able, we switched to the right firm “REAL ESTATES” headed by the right estate agent.

    - JG
  • He knew what the right prices were for properties in Woodside Park and Chiddingfold.  Very quickly we had many visits by potential buyers and soon we had two offers on the property.  But our difficulties were not finished.  It turns out that the deed listed at the registry office showed that there was an outstanding mortgage on the property.  This was an error as there was not outstanding mortgage.  However, only the bank listed on the deed could remove this and until it was removed, no sale was possible.  This was a problem our lawyer would need to get corrected.  It was not something that the estate agent would solve.  However, Stephen made supreme efforts with the lawyer and the bank to insure that this would be settled.  Thanks to his efforts, it was finally corrected.  I have no doubts that it would have dragged on for weeks if he had not pushed everyone to get it corrected.  Most estate agents would not have gone beyond their normal sphere of activity.  This firm takes a serious interest in all the properties they represent.  That is why we can definitely state that this company is the absolute right one if you want to sell in the Woodside Park/Totteridge area.

    - MLB
  • We are eternally grateful for all your help and support in seeing the new house through.  It’s relatively easy for most to do their day to day job, but what you do is beyond anything than money can buy as it’s down to changing lives and creating a new home!

    - RS
  • We wanted to drop you a line to say thank you to Real Estates for all of your assistance with our sale.  In particular we have been dealing with Jordan for a number of months.  He has been absolutely fantastic and is a great credit to your company.  He has always been very courteous, helpful and responsive at all times.  Having dealt with a number of estate agents, Jordan’s abilities have only been highlighted further in comparison.  It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with Jordan and he has helped make what has been quite a fraught time for us much easier.  Thanks also to Ollie who has been very helpful on a number of occasions in assisting us.

    - MD
  • Thank you for all your help over the last couple of months in holding this all together.  You’ve been absolutely brilliant and we really do appreciate all your work.  I know this probably wasn’t the easiest sale in the end but you have made it considerably less painful than it certainly could have been

    - AF