When battling the morning commute by tube, train or road, it’s easy to forget that London is, in fact, one of the UK’s greenest densely-populated cities. Despite what many people think, around 23% of the capital is green space!
In the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea alone, more than 100 beautiful hidden parks, gardens and green areas are right on your doorstep, so we’re giving you a tour of some of our favourite garden square homes that could be yours in time for summer.
1. 3 bedroom apartment, The Little Boltons – £1,500,000
The space in this property is perfectly proportioned, boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate kitchen.
Set on the ground floor, this apartment backs directly onto Coleherne Court’s award-winning communal gardens; which are famed for being home to Diana, Princess of Wales before her marriage to Prince Charles. Diana’s flat was purchased in 1979 for £50,000, but today, properties in this prestigious building are generally priced between £2-3 million. But you can buy this one for just £1,500,000!
2. Courtfield Gardens
a) 3 bedroom apartment – £1,450,000
This palatial apartment is spread over an impressive 1,500 sq ft, featuring two sumptuous double bedrooms, study, two bathrooms, super-spec kitchen and a dramatic 19 ft drawing room.
Courtfield Gardens is a picturesque residential street that stands on what was once a large, open meadow, known as Great Courtfield. Properties in the area have access to the idyllic, private garden square; which is home to many old and rare plants and trees.
b) 1 bedroom apartment – £700,000
Benefitting from unusually high ceilings and big bright sash windows, you’ll also be spoilt for choice with the abundance of space and storage this property offers!
The property is ideal for any commuting couple who are looking for close proximity to Gloucester Road and Earls Court underground stations and the buzz of South Kensington, but also the peaceful charm of the stunning communal gardens.
3. Barkston Gardens
a) 2 bedroom apartment – £1,650,000
With this property, you’re spoilt for choice! As well as having its own enormous, private landscaped rear garden (with the opportunity to extend), this property also has access to Barkston’s award-winning communal gardens.
b) 4 bedroom apartment – £2,000,000
The high ceilings, super-spec kitchen and bathrooms and the well-proportioned room sizes aren’t the only perks of this grand lateral apartment!
The area is known for its summer events season, including residents’ jazz parties and the Earls Courtiers’ yearly productions. The gardens are equipped with a children’s adventure playground and table tennis; sure to keep the whole family entertained on a sunny afternoon!
4. 2 bedroom apartment, Nevern Square – £1,250,000
This gloriously grand two bedroom garden apartment backs onto a delightful private patio and faces the award-winning communal gardens of Nevern Square.
The area came about back in 1877, when an application was made on behalf of Lord Kensington for the modification of the original town-planning scheme; which envisaged a simple grid of streets being replaced with an enclosed garden known as Nevern Square.
Built in the ‘domestic revival’ style, the square is considerably different from that of nearby streets with houses built of exposed brick, rather than stucco.
5. 4 bedroom apartment, Philbeach Gardens – £2,500,000
This utterly unique apartment has been converted to create a home which is perfect for a young family, featuring a double drawing room, super-spec kitchen and a secret study.
Whilst situated close to the transport facilities of Earls Court and West Brompton, Philbeach Gardens provides a much-needed break from the energy of the city with 3 acres of Narnia-like green space and a private tennis court!
6. 1 bedroom apartment, Earls Court Square – £575,000
Just a hop, skip and a jump to Earls Court Underground, this apartment is a perfect first-time buy, rental investment or pied-à-terre.
The property has access to the award-winning Victorian gardens of Earls Court Square; which were designed by landscape gardener and resident, Christopher Fair. Host to many neighbourhood social events, these charming gardens have won first prize in the Brighter Kensington & Chelsea competition.
Residents will also be celebrating Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials in style as we’ll be hosting Earls Court Square’s very own Royal Wedding Party on 19th May. Save the date!
7. 2 bedroom apartment, Kensington Mansions – £1,250,000
This property will welcome a new owner to refurbish it to their standards, but already gives oodles of character and charm.
Kensington Mansions is located on a quiet road just moments from Earls Court station, with buildings either side separated by one of the borough’s most beautiful communal gardens.
For more information on any of these properties or to book in a viewing, give us a call on 020 7370 4000 or email email@example.com.