Moving to Barnes – A guide to suppliers
If you’re moving to Barnes, you’ve made an excellent choice. This pleasant corner of the London Borough of Richmond is green without being rural and peaceful without being remote. With two railway stations, a network of bus routes and no less than three major cycling routes, it’s easy to reach the amenities of Central London as well as the delights of the Thames Valley.
Our expert guide to local suppliers has everything you need to help you get settled into your new home in Barnes.
Estate agents in Barnes
Houses in Barnes and in Richmond more broadly are highly sought-after by buyers and renters alike, so you’ll find plenty of local estate agents who can help in the search for your dream property.
There are quite a few choices on the High Street alone. Here you’ll find the local branch of Savills, established in Barnes since the mid-90s, with expert agents who know the area and market inside out. James Anderson is another longstanding Barnes stalwart, with separate sales and lettings branches on the High Street. Customers value their professionalism and efficiency as well as their team’s outstanding local knowledge. Winkworth are another internationally known agency with a thirty-year history in Barnes. Their client reviews especially highlight their old-school personal customer service ethos.
If you prefer a boutique agency, Laurent Residential are worth checking out. This independent property management company has been handling sales and lettings in the area for twenty-five years. Charles Banks is another great independent option, with an experienced three-person team offering bespoke service at every stage of the buying or letting process.
Every agency we name here has been approved by the relevant governing bodies, giving you security and peace of mind whichever you choose.
Cleaners in Barnes
Once you’ve landed your new house or flat, the next step is getting it move-in ready. The COVID-19 pandemic means that proper cleaning and disinfection has never been more important. Fortunately, you’ll find some outstanding cleaning firms in the area.
If you want to sanitise your property from top to bottom, London Deep Cleaning Services can clean and disinfect any surface using the latest tools. Their specialism is electrostatic sterilising, a cutting-edge food-safe spray technology that wipes out 99.99% of viruses and bacteria.
Looking for a regular cleaner, or extra help on a one-off or occasional basis? Cinderella’s is a local agency matching cleaners with clients. In addition to the full gamut of cleaning services, they also offer pet sitters and dog walkers, trained carers for the elderly, and experienced waitstaff for your parties and events.
Barnes is also within the scope of reliable and well-tested London cleaning firms such as London Air Services, Greenleaf Cleaning and Clean Impact. Whatever your needs or preferences, you’ll be able to find the right service provider.
Locksmiths and home security in Barnes
Changing the locks on your new home is good practice, but you might also want to review your property’s security more generally. A good local locksmith is your best friend when it comes to keeping you and your family safe. And if you find yourself locked out in the small hours, then you need to know who to call.
On Station Road, Premier Locksmith Barnes offers the full gamut of services from key cutting and lock replacement to burglary repair, CCTV services and safe fitting. Their premises are open from 7.00am to midnight, but they also offer a 24/7 emergency service that aims to reach you within 30 minutes of callout.
Just across the river in Chiswick, SMS Chiswick Locks is another well-reviewed supplier with 24-hour cover. In addition to their emergency locksmith service, lock supply and fitting, non-destructive entry, burglary repair and other essentials, they also offer advice and consultancy about home security and insurance to get you fully set up in your new home.
Operating in West London for fifty years, Vos Locksmiths have a Barnes branch conveniently close to the railway station. Their DBS-checked, fully insured mobile locksmiths are available around the clock, and they offer online booking as well as over the phone. They can also review and upgrade your home security using the highest quality locks and key systems perfectly suited to your property and lifestyle.
Hotels in Barnes
Whether you’re checking out the area, actively house-hunting or mid-move, you’ll need temporary accommodation. Precisely because Barnes is such an idyllic residential area, you won’t find many rooms in the area, but there’s a wide range of choices just north of the river in Hammersmith and Chiswick.
In Barnes itself, The Bridge is a family-friendly riverside pub in Castelnau that offers eight beautiful rooms: seven king-size doubles and a twin. Furnished for comfort and protected with blackout blinds and double-glazing, each room is a haven designed for great sleep. And the excellent restaurant with its classic cuisine is just downstairs.
Another cosy option is the Prince of Wales on Dalling Road. This classic London townhouse has nine comfortable bespoke rooms, each decorated in a simple but luxurious style. You can eat and drink on site, with a wide menu of seasonal comfort food with an international touch.
If apartment living is more to your taste, room2 Chiswick hometel has a lot to offer. Far from the standard anonymous aparthotel, each room is fitted with handcrafted furniture. You can choose from a range of sizes and facilities, from a simple 16 sqm bedroom (Snug) to a fully equipped top-floor suite with big windows, complete kitchen facilities, dishwasher and oven.
You’ll find familiar chains nearby, too: the Best Western, Holiday Inn, Novotel and Premier Inn are all established in the area. So you won’t need to look far to find accommodation that meets your needs, even at short notice.
Removals Company Barnes
Founded in Covent Garden in 1977, the Cadogan Tate team know and love London. If you’re relocating to Barnes, we would be delighted to help with your move. Just click here for more details about what we offer, and to request a free bespoke quotation.