Gardeners’ world: homes with outside space
Kensington Square W8 £7m
Lowndes Square SW1X £2.25m
Kinnerton Street SW1X £3m
Cadogan Gardens SW3 £2.25m
West Halkin Street SW1X £3.1m
Eaton Terrace SW1W £7.5m
Burton Mews SW1W £5.95m
Kinnerton Street SW1X £1.85m
Upper Belgrave Street SW1X £3.5m
Spring is bursting out all across the capital. Not only is the Chelsea Flower Show making horticulturalists’ hearts sing, but Belgravia in Bloom is brightening up the very streets of London. Pubs, shops and hotels in the area will be injecting a burst of colour with beautiful blossoms in their windows or doors. These include Belgraves Hotel, The Alfred Tennyson, Neill Strain, Grace Belgravia, Rococo Chocolates, The Fine Cheese Company, Michael John and Motcombs. Whether you prefer wild or well-manicured, we have found some of the best properties for sale with outside space.
- The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from May 24 -28 (www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show)
- Photo credit: RHS/Neil Hepworth
Who can resist the charms of a garden square? This magnificent five-bedroom house not only has views over and the option of access to lovely Kensington Square, it has its own garden and a terrace.
Kensington Square W8 £7m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=54FDA27CCA538
A patio garden is one of the features of this lower ground floor two-bed apartment and the Chelsea Flower Show will inspire you to make the best of the space. Alternatively, the beautiful communal gardens are just nearby. If you pop along to Salt in Elizabeth Street, those with tickets to the show will get 10% off ladies’ fashion in store.
Lowndes Square SW1X £2.25m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=5489B9BCE345F
The minimalist patio of this pretty mews cottage wouldn’t look out of place at Chelsea Flower Show. Kinnerton Street is decked with floral displays and The Berkeley Hotel in Wilton Place is offering a special afternoon tea fit for a Queen, to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
Kinnerton Street SW1X £3m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=5238649BF3C5C
The use of these communal gardens is a treat reserved for residents. They are a lovely, leafy paradise of tranquility amid the bustle of central London. This two-bedroom flat in one of the red brick mansions that back onto the gardens, comes with that added benefit – although you have to negotiate separately for access.
Cadogan Gardens SW3 £2.25m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=53D104E73B613
With a door from the bedroom into a private garden, this flat offers much sought-after outdoor space in a central location. If it’s flowers you’re after, however, drop into Neill Strain Floral Couture at No 11 for a special showcase of rare and exotic orchids for the duration of the Chelsea Flower Show.
West Halkin Street SW1X £3.1m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=527296BB11819
Finding a house with a garden for sale in central London is one thing. Finding one with a garden and a covered terrace is quite another. Here, you can sit by the outdoor fire and stay warm as toast. Indeed, there’s a steam room if you like Scandi living.
Eaton Terrace SW1W £7.5m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=5626413CD85CF
This attractive mews house may not have a garden, but that needn’t stop you enjoying Belgravia in Bloom. Local businesses are branching out. Peggy Porschen in Ebury Street will be selling floral themed cakes, while the Thomas Cubitt pub in Elizabeth Street will offer floral-themed cocktails.
Burton Mews SW1W £5.95m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=52CFD4BF3C952
This ground floor flat in Thorburn House has indirect access to the well-manicured green space behind the building. Michael John in Motcomb Street nearby, is offering express file and polish manicures in red, white and blue to mark the Queen’s birthday during Belgravia in Bloom.
Kinnerton Street SW1X £1.85m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=55D5E93D79344
Belgrave Square Gardens is a private oasis with shady plane trees and a penchant for art installations. The apartment is on the second floor of one of the fine white stucco town houses just off the square.
Upper Belgrave Street SW1X £3.5m – http://www.henryandjames.co.uk/property?id=552BD78F91E44