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Top Ten Properties with Outside Space

June 2, 2021

Having your own private garden, roof terrace, balcony, patio or even access to a communal garden has increasingly risen in popularity for many house hunters since the start of the pandemic whether looking to buy or rent.

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 the same can be said for tenants 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’.

Since we have all enjoyed the sunshine this week, we have rounded up our pick of the best properties currently for sale with valuable outdoor space.


A stylish two-bedroom apartment finished to a high standard with two exceptional roof terraces in the heart of Battersea. The second bedroom also benefits from direct access to one of the terraces. The property would be ideal for first time buyers or as an investment.

Portico - 2 Bedroom Flat for sale in Battersea: Battersea Park Road, SW11 - £510,000 

2. Primrose Hill

An impressive two-bedroom garden flat along Bridge Approach in the sought-after Primrose Hill. The stunning communal gardens offer tranquillity in one of London’s most vibrant districts as well as proximity to the green spaces of Primrose Hill.

Portico - 2 Bedroom Flat for sale in Chalk Farm: Bridge Approach, NW1 - £679,950

3. Clapham

An excellent two-bedroom ground floor period conversion garden flat close to the several green spaces in Clapham. The private garden which can be accessed by one of the bedrooms and the kitchen offers the perfect space to enjoy an after work drink in the sun!

Portico - 2 Bedroom Flat for sale in Clapham North: Ballater Road, SW2 - £599,000

4. Dulwich

A simply stunning three-bedroom split level flat, located just off the famous Lordship Lane in Dulwich. The spacious private garden would make the perfect entertaining space in the summer months.

Portico - 3 Bedroom Flat for sale in Dulwich: Whateley Road, SE22 - £675,000

5. Woodford

A striking four bedroom detached family home nestled in one of Woodford's premier locations. The large family kitchen benefits from bi-fold windows overlooking the glorious 70ft garden and paved sun terrace.

Portico - 4 Bedroom House for sale in Woodford: Forest Way, IG8 - £1,350,000

6. Highbury

A stunning, recently refurbished two double bedroom garden flat on sought-after Lucerne Road, in the heart of Highbury. The landscaped city garden also benefits from a tiled dining patio, a bespoke drip irrigation system and a hidden rear patio – perfect for the morning sun!

Portico - 2 Bedroom Flat for sale in Highbury: Lucerne Road, N5 - £730,000

7. Acton

A modern studio apartment close to Acton Underground Station with access to a large communal roof terrace. The building is located on a no-through road which means there is no traffic noise – perfect to enjoy the views from the roof terrace!

Portico - Studio Flat for sale in Acton: Oldham Terrace, W3 - £299,999

8. Fulham

A recently refurbished two-bedroom garden apartment located in desirable Parsons Green and a short walk from the River Thames. The beautiful private South-West facing garden is the perfect space for al-fresco dining.

Portico - 2 Bedroom Flat for sale in Fulham: Dancer Road, SW6 - £750,000

9. Woodford Green 

A bright two-bedroom ground floor apartment conveniently located in a sought-after location. The spacious reception room leads to the private West facing garden which consists of a patio area and lawn.

Portico - 2 Bedroom Flat for sale in Woodford Green: Chingford Lane, IG8 - £375,000

10. Chigwell

Located in one of Chigwell's most prestigious roads, this 5-bedroom stunning family residence has been renovated to the highest standard. The property is set in a magnificent rear garden, certainly one of the largest in the area with a large patio dining area and a pagoda.

Portico - 5 Bedroom House for sale in Chigwell: Meadow Way, IG7 - £3,000,000

If you’re looking for a property with outside space, get in touch with our friendly team on 0207 099 4000. You can also view all our current available !properties for sale in London here.

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