Could this be the perfect family home for Londoners looking to put down roots?
As Robert Holmes estate agent begins marketing an exclusive development of family homes close to Wimbledon Village, negotiator Nick Holmes explains why now is the time to consider a move to this enviable location.
“Wimbledon Village really is the perfect location for a long-term family home – with world-class schools, miles of green space, architecturally-stunning homes with large gardens and central London just 20 minutes away by train. The village has an amazing choice of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, in a breathtaking hilltop location.”
If you are ready for a slightly quieter pace of life, and looking to lay down roots, Blossom Square could be worth a look…
WHY SHOULD I LIVE HERE?
The beauty of Wimbledon Village is that it cleverly combines all of the advantages of a global capital with the appeal of country living.
For exclusive shopping and browsing
The village itself is a lovely spot with a traditional high street, packed with independent food, clothing and interiors stores.
You’ll find upmarket boutiques, such as Matches Fashion alongside high-end brands; Whistles, Reiss and Jigsaw. There are all the delights of foodie emporium, Bayley and Sage, plus Gail’s bakery, Friarwood fine wines, and a growing farmers’ market each Sunday too.
For an insider’s tip, don’t miss browsing in Wimbledon Books, a rare, independent bookshop, or the village’s premium Shelter and Save the Children charity shops for luxury bargain finds.
For plenty of eating out options
The high street and around are packed with coffee shops, bars and restaurants including the local branch of the Ivy Cafe and acclaimed independents, the Light House, and the White Onion.
There’s a good choice of gastro pubs right by the common – perfect for Sunday lunch after a family ramble. Most are child and dog-friendly too – if pet ownership is part of your relocation plan. The Hand in Hand, the Crooked Billet and the Fox and Grapes are your closest.
For a great choice of schools
If you’re looking for a family home, schools are probably high on your list of priorities – and the choice and quality is one thing that brings people here.
In the independent sector, you’ll find Kings College School for boys (and girls in the sixth form) – named the Sunday Times best London independent three years running. Wimbledon High School for girls is also highly sought-after.
There are plenty of prep options too – the co-ed Rowans School is close-by or there’s the Study and the Ursuline prep for girls or Wimbledon Common Prep and Willington School, for boys.
In the state sector, popular primary Hollymount School is very close – it’s rated Good by Ofsted. St Matthews CofE is also good. At secondary level, Coombe Girls, Ricards Lodge and the Ursuline are all outstanding girls’ schools. For boys, Rutlish School is also outstanding and Coombe Boys and Wimbledon College are good.
To help you find some common ground
Thanks to Wimbledon and Putney Commons, and nearby Richmond Park, you’ll find yourself surrounded by glorious green spaces, and the feel good factor they bring. There’s plenty of room for wearing out energetic toddlers or squeezing in the odd 10K yourself. Horses are a regular sight on the common, thanks to Wimbledon Village Stables, if you’d like to give riding a try. There are plenty of golf courses close-by too if that’s your sport of preference.
Beautiful Cannizaro Park, the grounds of the Hotel du Vin, is open to the public and has more tree species than anywhere in London apart from Kew Gardens or Syon Park. Or if you’re looking for a neighbourhood recreation ground, Cottenham Park is nearby with tennis courts, a playground and an active friends group.
For ease of getting around
Walk down the hill from Blossom Square and you’ll be in Raynes Park where there’s a train to Waterloo every three minutes at peak times. The number 200 bus connects you with both Raynes Park and Wimbledon stations too. From Wimbledon you can also catch the District Line to west London locations.
If you want to get out of London, you’re close to the A3, with easy access to the rest of the UK via the M25 – and the world, via Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
You can nip down the hill to Wimbledon
You’re pretty close to Wimbledon town centre too, with a large range of shops, including Ely’s department store, and a regular craft market.
The New Wimbledon Theatre, isn’t just the place for a great panto – its changing programme brings West End hits right to your doorstep, and it has its own acclaimed youth theatre. There are two cinemas – an Odeon and a cosy Curzon for independent screenings, plus a wide range of bars and restaurants.
To be part of tennis town
Wimbledon is synonymous with one sport and whether you love tennis or not, the village is the place to be for two weeks each summer. During the championships, the shops and cafes are beautifully decked out in the tennis theme, the atmosphere is electric and you’re never far from a celebrity tennis fan.
ABOUT BLOSSOM SQUARE
Blossom Square is a collection of 13 architect-designed family homes with views across south west London and beyond. Choose from detached or semi-detached properties, each with its own landscaped gardens and set in a secure courtyard with off-street parking (some have garages). Each property is freehold.
All homes have four bedrooms and bathrooms and, depending on which you choose, you’ll find breakfast rooms, family rooms, terraces and cinema rooms. Each luxurious property has a contemporary feel, while blending well with the area’s traditional architecture. Finished to a high standard of interior decoration, the houses are ready to become your family home.
If you’d like to experience life in Blossom Square for yourself, why not visit our open house events taking place when. To attend and find out more about Blossom Square, register your interest now.