London is full of garden squares – Chester Square, Grosvenor Square, Berkeley Square – the list is endless and the majority of garden squares are located in London’s prime central postcodes.
The flats and apartments that are positioned around communal garden squares will always be attractive because of their green outlook and light aspect; looking out onto any well maintained green space in a city comes at a price. Those who wish to live on a garden square in London have expectations about the kind of property that matches such a desirable location and of course, remove the square from the equation and the property’s value will shift.
Personally, my favourite when it comes to garden spaces is less obvious; secret gardens tucked away in unlikely places like the gardens backing onto houses in Green Street and Wood Mews in Mayfair, for me these are special properties .
Little do passers-by realise that behind the period frontages of Mayfair townhouses are generous long secluded private gardens to the rear. The houses benefit from direct garden access making them perfect for parties, entertaining and ideal for children to be able to play safely away from roads or prying eyes. Ladbroke Square offers similar, although less private garden space with houses on one side enjoying their own gardens directly accessible from the rear.
Practicality, security and desirability of having your own private garden in London are three important factors that will make these properties in demand and increase their value compared with their counterparts, which lack that secret outdoor space.
This weekend Grosvenor Square hosts a May Fair: 11am-6pm, 5-6 May 2019 – and his year there’s a British seaside theme with helter skelters, fish and chips, live music and Morris dancing. Details here (from Country & Town House)