There are multiple things to consider when investing in a family home in London, we take a look at what different hotspots around the city offer
When buying a family home there are many things to consider; budget, size of the property, local schools, transport links, outdoor space, and community are normally at the top of any wish list. London, despite being a bustling metropolis, offers a diverse range of areas to settle with a family and with half of London being green space, even if you don’t have a large back garden, you can lose yourself for a day in one of the many glorious parks.
We explore some of the most popular family-friendly areas of London and the family homes that Winkworth can offer.
Surrounded on three sides by The Thames, and nestled in over 100 acres of green space, Barnes is perhaps the closest thing to a real-life ‘village’ you’ll find within Greater London, complete with duck pond and village green, a farmers’ market and excellent local schools. Barnes offers a range of options for families from beautiful cottages to extensive family houses.
Winkworth Barnes is selling what is arguably one of the finest family homes in the area on the prestigious Castelnau ; a 6000 sq ft, seven bedroom house that has been meticulously refurbished by an award-winning team of architects and interior designers.
Mansion houses, millponds, a golf course, woods, park land, horse riding trails, and a 17-minute train journey to London Bridge are all factors that make Dulwich a family hot spot. Young families looking for a little bit more of a buzz often head to neighbouring East Dulwich , which has a bustling high street, fun weekend market, a range of independent shops and a terrific local cinema.
The Victorian three-and-four bedroom properties leading to the main thoroughfare, Lordship Lane, are a popular starting point for house-hunting families and prices start from around £1.1m for this type of property. Buyers tend to then extend into the loft to gain space, in the time-honoured fashion of South London property owners.
This stunning Victorian family home in the heart of East Dulwich is perfectly situated in a quiet location just off East Dulwich Road. With five bedrooms, two receptions and a beautiful roof terrace and garden there is room for a family to grow here.
With six local primary schools, excellent transport links and a bustling community, Crouch End has long been popular with families wanting a little more for their money. Packed with attractive architecture, lively shopping streets and leafy surrounding parks, this pocket of Haringey borough is thriving and shows no signs of declining in popularity. The average house value here is currently just above £1.2m.
Located in the heart of Crouch End, this exceptionally presented, double fronted family home was one of the first to be built here in 1850, offering beautiful interiors and original features throughout this property offers both charm and sophistication.