27 April 2023

What are the most important things to consider when you’re looking for a new home? Great amenities, a vibrant local area, and a top quality design feature high up most people’s lists. Yet for many, being able to bring their pet along for the ride can be the deciding factor.


In fact, a recent poll showed that 61 per cent of people would move house so they could have a pet. Notting Hill Genesis recognises how important your pets are and in celebration of National Pet Month, we have compiled a selection of our pet-friendly Shared Ownership developments for you and your furry friends to enjoy.

North London

A leafy haven in the heart of north London, Heron Quarter at Woodberry Down is perfect for any pet-owner looking to enjoy some of London’s most beautiful green spaces. With 15 acres of parkland and 42 acres of open water and wetlands, there’s plenty for you and your pet to explore.

Enjoy people-watching at the West Reservoir as kayaks, canoes and boats sail by, or for the social butterflies, a long walk around the East Reservoir is the perfect way to meet other pet-lovers.

Two bedroom apartments at Heron Quarter start from £155,625 for a 25 per cent share.

South London

Whether you opt for one, two or three bedrooms, every Notting Hill Genesis home benefits from open-plan living and Kidbrooke Square in south London is no exception. Take advantage of the extra space, whether you’re lounging on a lazy Sunday, or your furry friend is struck by a case of the zoomies.

You can take a walk in one of the many local parks, including Cator Park with its grassland and meadows, where there’s plenty of room to throw a ball. And just the other side of Sutcliffe Park is the Oval Pet Centre, a small friendly vet practice.

One-bedroom apartments at Kidbrooke Square start from £90,625, while two-bedrooms start from £112,500, all with a 25 per cent share.

Elsewhere in south London, a home at Aspect Croydon could be ideal for you and your pet. Located just a stone’s throw from Wandle Park, and with Lloyd Park and Coombe Wood nearby, there’s no shortage of green space to enjoy. If indoor pet meet-ups are more your thing, why not head to one of Croydon’s pet-friendly pubs. At gastropub Mr Fox in historic Surrey Street Market, you’ll meet pub dog Poncho, a mischievous border terrier.

Like all Notting Hill Genesis developments, homes at Aspect Croydon benefit from floor-to-ceiling windows. With apartments across 25 storeys, it’s not just humans that will love the view – dogs and cats will too! According to pet experts, the mental stimulation is good for their brain, providing a great way for them to interact with their environment and keep them entertained.

One bedroom apartments at Aspect Croydon start from £87,500 for a 25 per cent share, with two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments also available.

East London

If riverside views are more your thing, then Woolwich Reach could be the place for you. Located on the banks of the River Thames, homes are secluded from the bustling city, giving both pet and owner the chance to relax. Access to green space couldn’t be easier via neighbouring Royal Victoria Gardens, with its lawns and tennis courts.

For a different adventure, take a stroll to the Thames Barrier Park and enjoy impressive views of one of London’s most unique landmarks. Or stretch your legs a bit further, and continue along the Royal Docks to Canning Town where you can treat your fluffy friend to some goodies from Tongues & Tails Dog Bakery.

One-bedroom apartments at Woolwich Reach start from £95,000 for a 25 per cent share, with two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments also available.

If you’re interested in finding a pet-friendly pad then take a look at our developments in more detail here. Please note that having a pet is available on selected developments and is subject to approval from Notting Hill Genesis or the managing agent.

When considering permissions and suitability we will check and consider:

  • Your tenancy or lease and any estate agreement or rules
  • The size and layout of your home
  • The access to the property (own or shared entrance)
  • The type and size of pet requested
  • If you have a garden or communal grounds
  • If you have any existing pet

Please check with the sales team for further information before booking your appointment to view.

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