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The best rental properties with outside space

At the start of the summer, Rightmove reported that lockdown caused a change in the types of properties renters are looking for, with the biggest change being the desire for access to a garden. That’s a trend we’ve seen continue at Marsh & Parsons: whether applicants want a garden, a roof terrace or balcony, outside space has become increasingly popular for many prospective tenants.

‘I think many people who lived in a property without a garden made up their minds to move as soon as lockdown was lifted. Despite a drastic change in the market due to the pandemic, properties with outside space have been just as popular if not more than previous years’ says Brian Ashe, Senior Lettings Manager in Queens Park.

Area Lettings Director Emma Procter has reported the same trend south of the river. ‘There is always an increase in interest in properties with outside space in the summer months, but this has risen exponentially this year.’ She says that usually this demand reduces over winter, but ‘I’ll be very interested to see whether the same happens in 2020.’

Fulham Lettings Manager Alexandra Ball says that her applicants are still prioritising outside space, regardless of the upcoming change in weather. ‘It’s become apparent that outside space is really important and fear of a second lockdown has meant the demand for it, big or small, is unchanged. To give you an example, we recently let a two-bedroom flat within a week of marketing due to its roof terrace.’

Across the board, it’s clear that outside space is now an important factor for lettings applicants. If you’re one of them, and hoping to move this autumn, we’ve gathered together a selection of our favourite properties for you to browse, from gorgeous roof terraces in the city centre right through to spacious gardens further out- one even with its own vegetable patch!

West London

St. Margaret’s Road, TW1

Outside space- garden with patio

This substantial four-bedroom house offers a well maintained private garden with a patio. Offering superb living space over three floors, it has been beautifully renovated throughout and consists of four double bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, two large reception rooms and a fantastically light conservatory opening out onto the garden. The amenities of St. Margarets High Street are just a short walk away.

Grosvenor Avenue, SW14

outside space- garden with patio and grass

This beautiful four-bedroom house offers an abundance of character and period charm, and outside space in the form of a well-presented 50 ft mature garden with a lovely apple tree. Located moments from Palewell Common and the world-famous Richmond Park, Grosvenor avenue is in close proximity to the cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques of East Sheen and is just a short walk away from Mortlake station.

Lower Mall, W6

Outside space- roof terrace

This idyllic chocolate box cottage is in one of London’s most impressive riverside locations, boasting uninterrupted views of Hammersmith Bridge and the Thames, and a fabulous private roof terrace from which to take it all in. Other highlights include a cosy reception room leading to a conservatory and patio, an open-plan kitchen/dining room, two double bedrooms with excellent storage and a main bathroom.

Bolton Road, W4

Outside space- garden

This three-bedroom bungalow offers fantastic proportions throughout, and comprises an incredible double reception room, a separate kitchen that leads directly onto a spacious garden, three bedrooms, a family bathroom, a guest cloakroom, a utility room and a large garage. Located in the desirable Grove Park area of Chiswick, the property is moments away from the wide array of shops and restaurants the area has to offer, as well as excellent transport links into central London and road links to Heathrow Airport.

Coachmaker Mews, W4

Outside space- garden

This three-bedroom mews house, set within a secure gated development, has a spacious private garden. Other highlights include a large open-plan kitchen and reception room and three bedrooms, one with a Juliet balcony and an en suite. Coachmaker Mews is within walking distance of South Acton, Chiswick Park and Turnham Green stations, and close to the amenities of Chiswick High Road.

Central London

Philbeach Gardens, SW5

Outside space- garden

This recently refurbished property in Earls Court has a lovely private patio garden that would be perfect for an alfresco drink or meal, as well as two spacious double bedrooms with built-in storage, two modern bathrooms, a bright living area and a modern, fully fitted kitchen. It also has external storage big enough for bicycles and suitcases. Philbeach gardens is ideally located for access to the amenities of Earls Court, including Underground station which offers access to the District and Piccadilly lines.

Crawford Street, W1U

Outside space- roof terrace

This duplex apartment truly offers the wow factor, occupying the top two floors of a period conversion. Tenants will enjoy the sun on a large south-facing roof terrace, as well as an expansive open-plan kitchen/reception room with vaulted ceilings, two large double bedrooms with built-in storage, and a large family bathroom with a separate shower and bath. The property benefits from an abundance of natural light and wooden floors throughout, and is located on a quiet road in the heart of Marylebone.

Raddington Road, W10

Outside space- roof terrace

Tenants of this beautiful four double bedroom home in North Kensington will have plenty of outdoor space to choose from; the property has a pretty patio garden and an sunny decked terrace on the first floor. The property also has a wonderful reception room flooded with natural light, a modern open-plan kitchen/dining room, four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an additional WC. Raddington Road is ideally located for the local amenities of Portobello Road and Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park stations.

Chepstow Road, W2

Outside space- garden

This beautiful one-bedroom apartment boasts a huge private garden, as well as a reception room, dining area, well-equipped kitchen leading out to a huge private garden, a good-sized double bedroom with ample storage, a utility room and a contemporary bathroom. The property boasts wooden flooring throughout and an abundance of natural light, and is ideally positioned just moments from the fabulous selection of shops, cafes and restaurants of Westbourne Grove.

North London

Roundwood Road, NW10

Outside space- garden

This beautiful first-floor flat on Roundwood Road is in a period conversion and offers a pretty, private garden with a large shed perfect for additional storage. The apartment itself has over 670 sqft of living space, consisting of two spacious double bedrooms, a modern bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, and a lovely open-plan kitchen/reception room with wooden floors. Roundwood Road is a quiet residential street ideally located close to the green space of Roundwood Park and local transport links including Willesden Junction and Neasden stations.

Charteris Road, NW6

This charming property is arranged over the ground floor of an attractive period building in the heart of Queen’s Park, and has wonderful private garden with plenty of space for a drink or dinner outside. Tenants will also enjoy two well-proportioned bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen and a separate reception room. Charteris Road is a sought-after location moments from the green open spaces of Queen’s Park and the shops, cafes and bars of Salusbury Road.

York Way, N7

Outside space- garden

Despite being just moments from King’s Cross, this one-bedroom flat boasts a large garden, as well as a reception room with high ceilings, a newly renovated bathroom with a walk-in shower, a double bedroom with ample storage and a spacious separate kitchen. York way is perfectly placed for the shops and restaurants of the newly rejuvenated Kings Cross and is within easy walking distance of Caledonian Road station, Caldeonian park and the gym, tennis courts and football pitches on offer along Market Road.

East London

Brick Lane, E1

Outside space- roof terrace

Situated on the top floor of a newly refurbished period conversion, this incredible one-bedroom flat has a truly show-stopping private roof terrace offering views of The City- the perfect place to enjoy the evening sun. The rest of the property consists of a large double bedroom with space for ample storage, a modern bathroom and an open-plan kitchen/living space leading to the roof terrace. It also has hardwood flooring and large sash windows throughout. The famous Brick Lane is a highly sought-after location a short walk from Shoreditch, Liverpool Street station, Spitalfields Market and The City itself.

Commercial Road, E1

Outside space- roof terrace

This spacious apartment boasts direct access onto a sizeable communal rooftop terrace offering views of the London skyline, as well as a fully fitted open-plan kitchen and reception room, two large double bedrooms, one of which with an en suite, and another additional modern bathroom. The property also has wooden floors throughout, is furnished to an impeccable standard and is part of a popular complex offering a 24-hour concierge service, a residents’ gym and a spa. The complex is on the western end of Commercial Road, a convenient walking distance from the City and very close to Aldgate East station.

Leman Street, E1

Outside space- balcony

Set on the first floor of a beautifully restored Victorian building, this immaculately presented apartment has been finished to an impeccable standard throughout. Highlights include a large open-plan kitchen and living room with access to a private balcony, a master suite with walk-in wardrobes and a marble finished bathroom, a second double bedroom and a second bathroom. The apartment has high ceilings, period feature full-length windows and solid wood flooring throughout, and the occupant will have full use of onsite facilities including a 24-hour concierge, business lounges, a spa, swimming pool, gym and residents’ private screening room. Leman Street is positioned on the edge of the City, close to Aldgate and Tower Bridge stations, making it an ideal position for anyone wanting a quick commute in the the City, Canary Wharf or west London.

South London

Wiseton Road, SW17

outside space- garden

This fantastic three-bedroom family house has a large grass garden, and additionally is just a stone’s throw from Wandsworth Common. The ground floor consists of a double reception room with a bay window and feature fireplace and a modern eat-in kitchen, while three double bedrooms and a contemporary bathroom are on the second floor. The house, which is available for a short let, is ideally located just a few moments from the shops, cafes and restaurants of Bellevue Road, and Wandsworth Common station offers trains to Victoria via Clapham Junction.

Hazelbourne Road, SW12

outside space- garden

This charming garden flat is situated in a Victorian conversion on one of the best roads in Clapham South, and has a pretty patio garden at the rear end of the property. Other highlights include a spacious reception room with wooden floors, a beautiful feature fireplace and lovely high ceilings, a kitchen fitted with integrated appliances and a well-presented bathroom. Both bedrooms are well-proportioned and have enough space for double beds. The property is ideally located for access to Clapham Common and the amenities of Clapham South.

Holden Street, SW11

Outside space- garden

Tenants living in this stunning two-bedroom property will enjoy a pretty, well-presented patio garden, as well as a bright south-facing reception room with a bay window and wooden floors, a spacious dining room leading onto a modern kitchen, two good-sized double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a modern bathroom. Located in the ever-popular Shaftesbury Estate, just a short walk from Queenstown road, the property offers excellent transport links into central London and Clapham Junction station.

St. Stephens Terrace, SW8

Outside space- garden

This fantastic family home has an extended eat-in kitchen that opens out to a pretty paved garden, as well as a double reception room with a bay window, wooden floors and a feature fireplace, four good-sized double bedrooms and a cellar for extra storage. Situated in a popular area between Stockwell and Oval, the amenities of Clapham Road, The Oval and the green open spaces of Kennington Park are all within easy walking distance.

Gauden Road, SW4

Outside space- garden

This larger-than-average family home has a huge private garden complete with an extensive vegetable patch- a real rarity in London and a dream outside space for any green-fingered tenants. The rest of the property comprises a modern kitchen with an island and integrated appliances, a breakfast room, two reception rooms, a study and five bedrooms. Gauden Road is a popular residential road just off Larkhall Rise and a short walk to the local cafes, shops and restaurants of Clapham Old Town and Clapham High Street.

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