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The best properties for summer entertaining

We take a look at the best outdoor living and entertaining spaces that are perfect for throwing parties this summer.

As the unexpected British summer time looks set to continue for the time being, we have gathered a selection of our top properties that are perfect for summer entertaining. We also take a quick look at the potential value different outdoor entertaining spaces can bring to your home.

Outside space is often perceived as an investment and should be treated as such, meaning that it should be presented to potential buyers as a commitment worth making. When considering increasing the value of a home with renovations and additions, the outside is just as important as the inside and there are several things one can do to maximise the outside of a home.

Garden

A garden should feel like a useful extension of the home where one can live and entertain, not just a plain expanse of grass. A recent study conducted by AXA Insurance proved that, on average, a well-kept garden can boost the value of a home considerably - well over what the average person will normally spend on renovations. Easy ways to increase value on your home is to ensure that you trim hedges, clear weeds and refill plant beds, spending as little as £400 on your garden can increase the value of your home by £2,000.

Estimated Value Increase: 10-20%

Patio

Patios offer an ideal hosting location for summer barbecues, outdoor events, or simply add a much-needed space to sit back and enjoy one’s garden. According to research, a good patio is in the top ten features potential buyers frequently look for when viewing houses. Their study finds that a patio could potentially recoup around 85% of the installation cost. A patio is a great way to liven up any outdoor space and host outdoor drinks parties, as well as a good long-term investment for when the time to sell comes around.

Estimated Value Increase: Approx. 15-20%

Veranda

A veranda adds the kind of versatility to a home that can potentially make it incredibly competitive in the market. In the summer, a garden can be the entertainment hub of the home, but it will remain relatively untouched through the colder months. With a veranda you have space that can be utilised all year round.

Estimated Value Increase: 5-15%

We take a look at some of the top properties with impressive entertaining spaces that are currently on the market…

Preston Park Avenue, Brighton, BN1

A beautifully renovated former coach house set back from Preston Park

A beautifully renovated former coach house set back from Preston Park in this highly sought after residential area. With period features and spacious open plan living this stunning property is truly a hidden gem. Extending from the back is a secluded garden and patio large enough for entertaining guests whether it be for summer barbecues or for one to sit-back and enjoy the evening.

For more information please visit Winkworth Brighton & Hove or call 01273 772 175.

The Hollows, Lower Woodford, Salisbury, SP4

Hilltop is a beautiful example of a village house that offers country cottage appeal whilst ideally suited to a modern contemporary lifestyle.

Hilltop is a beautiful example of a village house that offers country cottage appeal whilst ideally suited to a modern contemporary lifestyle. Complete with a spacious garden embracing the expanding views of the countryside, the space is perfect for parties during the warmer months. This wonderful home is perfect both for families and couples looking for village life in beautiful surroundings, while boasting the place-to-be for entertaining friends and family.

For more information please visit Winkworth Salisbury or call 01722 443 000.

Roedean Way, Roedean, Brighton, BN2

This magnificent property occupies one of the finest positions in Brighton and Hove.

This magnificent property occupies one of the finest positions in Brighton and Hove. Set high on the top of Roedean, its southerly aspect allows for sensational, far-reaching views. Entertainment opportunities are great with this property having the terrace and manicured lawns outside. The stunning heated swimming pool adds a wow factor providing endless opportunities for pool parties or as one’s private escape in their own garden.

For more information please visit Winkworth Brighton & Hove or call 01273 772 175.

Coppice Drive, London, SW15

An outstanding and impressive double fronted detached property in this premiere Putney Heath location.

An outstanding and impressive double fronted detached property in this premiere Putney Heath location. The property has been the subject of the fullest of refurbishment programs and is now presented to a breath-taking interior design finish incorporating the best of materials. Outside extends to a garden and patio secluding an immaculate space for entertaining friends and family for summer cookouts and evening fires. This beautifully designed property will provide an excellent home for a couple or family looking to settle down within the city limits without losing the comfort of a large outdoor space.

For more information please visit Winkworth Putney or call 01722 443 000.

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