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Top Lettings And Sales Properties With Fab Gardens

April 9, 2021

It’s no secret by now that the conditions of the pandemic have created massive shifts in the market, including significant changes in trends and preferences. Not surprisingly, in the midst of a seemingly endless lockdown, people all over the country have come to value their outdoor space more than ever.

The value of outdoor spaces

Green spaces and outdoor areas have always been popular. Buying or renting a home with a garden or even a park nearby will always command a higher premium, especially in the city, where it’s harder to come by. According to a 2019 market analysis by Knight Frank, properties that boast a private garden are an average of 15.8% more expensive than comparable local properties that have no green or outdoor space. They also found that a balcony adds a little over 6% and a terrace bumps it up by 9.21%. Even a view of the outdoors alone can increase the value of a property by 6.35%.

Proximity to parks at a premium

Interestingly too, analysis conducted by Savills found that proximity to a local park makes a significant difference to property value in London. According to their report, an average property situated within 330ft of a common or park in prime central London is valued at £1,860 per square foot, whilst those further than 330ft are worth an average of £1,720 per square foot. Those that sit within 170ft can command up to £2,170 per square foot.

Garden squares surrounded by villas or Georgian terraces can be worth as much as 50% more compared to nearby properties. West London’s Chelsea and Kensington has the highest concentration of garden squares in the country at 100, but many cities across Britain, such as Manchester, York, Cheltenham and Edinburgh also boast some outstanding examples.


The demand for outdoor space continues to climb

There is surely no greater recipe for increasing people’s desire for outdoor space than to have a pandemic knock the world for six and force everyone to stay at home for unprecedented durations of time. The lockdowns have caused a seismic shift in people’s values when it comes to what they are prioritising and currently, that is a return to nature and to have a sense of freedom to enjoy the outdoors even when at home.

According to Portico Dulwich Manager, Harry Plumb, as many as 90% of buyers are currently listing outside space as a requirement. “Properties with gardens are commanding an additional 5-7% price premium than they were prior to the pandemic.”

And tenants are thinking similarly, too. Harry says, “When it comes to tenants, 70% have gardens on their wish lists, a figure up roughly 50% from 2019. They are less fussy as to the type of outside space, with roof terraces and big balconies seemingly just as appealing as a garden - they just want to be able to get outside. Low maintenance elements help, too.”

With the traditional demand for outdoor space having been magnified further thanks to Covid, and now with summer fast approaching, there is more value placed upon gardens, balconies and terraces than ever before. According to research conducted by GetAgent, it’s also still important to try and lock in a property with a south-facing garden, with a whopping 71% of homebuyers in the UK more likely to purchase a home with a south-facing garden to maximise our elusive British sunshine.

Here comes the sun

But, despite it’s erratic presence, the sun is on its way. Summer is on our doorstep, and with the lockdowns inching further and further towards being a thing of the past, Brits across the country are looking for a home that incorporates the outdoors. So, just in time for our long-awaited summer, here are our current top lettings and sales properties with a fab garden!

Properties with outside space or gardens for sale in London

High Road, Chigwell £1,500,000

This glorious Grade II listed Georgian property stands within a 0.4 acre plot and features stunning high ceilings, ornate finishings and spacious accommodation. This property boasts 7 bedrooms, three bathrooms and many other features, including beautiful, lush green gardens.

7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

High Road, Chigwell, IG7

£1,500,000 (Freehold)

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Lordship Lane, Dulwich £1,300,000

With one of the largest gardens in Dulwich for a terraced house, this stunning Victorian house is a larger than average family home with almost 1800 square feet of accommodation. The property has been extended both into the loft and at the rear to create a spacious family home. Outdoors you will find a beautifully maintained garden, which has been split into three sections, as the property is much wider than most terraced houses.


4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22

£1,300,000 (Freehold)

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Lucerne Road, Highbury £725,000

Recently refurbished, this stunning two bedroom flat is on the lower floor of a beautiful Victorian building and features a landscaped garden, complete with bespoke irrigation system to keep it looking lush. In addition to the main garden’s patio, there is a second, rear patio for sneaking in a bit of morning sun, too.


2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Lucerne Road, Highbury, N5

£725,000 (Share of Freehold)

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Rose Tree Mews, Woodford £425,000

Nestled in a quiet location, this charming, two bedroom, mid-terraced house is ideal for anyone looking to downsize into a beautiful home for two. It features a large reception room with a fireplace, as well as a garden with a beautifully maintained lawn and patio area for summer barbecues.

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Rose Tree Mews, Woodford, IG8

£425,000 (Freehold)

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Properties with outside space or gardens for rent in London

Dancer Road, Parsons Green £923 per week

This exceptional three bedroom property features two bathrooms and is a split level apartment, finished to a high standard. The kitchen, with fully integrated appliances ideal for entertaining, opens up via bifold doors onto the perfect, low maintenance courtyard for those magical summer evenings.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Dancer Road, Parsons Green, SW6

£923 per week (£4,011 pcm)  tenancy info

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Chapel Market, Islington £850 per week

Designed by award-winning architect Jake Edgley, this contemporary two bedroom property has a retreat-style feel despite its central location. Its intelligent use of space and natural light creates a wonderfully private environment and includes the perfect zero maintenance outdoor space with a courtyard and terrace accessible through large bi-folding doors.


2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Chapel Market, Islington, N1

£850 per week (£3,693 pcm)  tenancy info

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Claremont Road, Cricklewood £518 per week

This beauty is a light, bright, modern three/four bedroom home. Well appointed with a great kitchen space and stylish bathrooms, this property offers plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining, including a private garden with a lush lawn, as well as a shed.


3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Claremont Road, Cricklewood, NW2

£518 per week (£2,250 pcm)  tenancy info

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Aldersbrook Road, Wanstead £485 per week

Why have one garden, when you can have two? This beautiful two storey detached house is not only flooded with natural light, is completely new and boasts a modern, bright open plan kitchen/living space, but it has both a generous front and back garden. The back garden is a lovely, private space off the main living area, perfect for entertaining or watching over the kids.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 

Aldersbrook Road, Wanstead, E12

£485 per week (£2,106 pcm)  tenancy info

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Grove Hill, South Woodford £288 per week

With two good sided double bedrooms, this spacious, bright apartment is on the ground floor of a well-cared for block and features a modern fitted kitchen and a bathroom with a bath as well as a shower. It also boasts a lush green communal garden area, perfect to enjoy in the summertime without having to mow the lawns!

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Grove Hill, South Woodford, E18

£288 per week (£1,253 pcm)  tenancy info

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