27 Jun 2017

Introducing Berrylands

Berrylands is one of South-west London’s most appealing residential areas, situated in the borough of Kingston upon Thames, between Surbiton and New Malden. With train journeys to Waterloo Station taking just half an hour, it’s easy to see why it’s a popular location for commuters, and the abundance of good-sized accommodation on the market makes it an excellent choice for families. 


The properties


There’s a wide variety of property for sale in Berrylands, suitable for a range of different budgets. 


At one end of the scale, the area has many extensive detached houses, particularly 1920s properties with driveways and large gardens. For a more modest price, Berrylands also offers a number of attractive terraced and semi-detached houses, with many retaining original features such as fireplaces, bay windows and high ceilings. Unsurprisingly, these are sought after and tend to sell quickly. 


For first-time buyers, there are plenty of studio and one-bedroomed apartments available on the market. It’s relatively common for Victorian or Edwardian terraces to be sub-divided into flats, and there are also some modern developments available, which may not offer the same period features, but compensate with larger living dimensions. 


The local residential hotspots


One of Berrylands’ most desirable locations is Pine Walk, which offers excellent proximity to the local schools and Surbiton Tennis Club. As the name suggests, the street is lined with attractive pine trees, which increases its aesthetic appeal. 


Manor Crescent is also popular, thanks to its substantial detached 1930’s houses, and likewise, the impressive Art Deco-style houses in Elmbridge Avenue and Grand Avenue seldom stay on the market for long. For first-time buyers or young professionals, Crescent Court is an excellent choice, thanks to its stylish Art Deco flats. 


Schools and local amenities


Although Berrylands is largely dominated by residential properties, there are plenty of amenities to serve the local population. Families will appreciate the proximity of two primary schools in Berrylands – Christ Church Primary School and Grand Avenue Primary School; both of which were awarded ‘good’ on their recent Ofsted reports. There are also several secondary schools in the area, such as the highly regarded Richard Challoner School in New Maldon, and Southborough High School in Surbiton. 


Locals also have a choice of four shopping areas: Alexandra Drive, Surbiton Hill Park, Berrylands Road and Chiltern Drive, and The Berrylands, a popular local pub. In addition to Berrylands train station, Surbiton train station is also within easy reach (approximately a mile away, with commuting times to Waterloo taking just 17 minutes), and there are regular buses to Central London. 


Lifestyle and attractions


One of Berrylands’ top selling points is the ease of travel into Central London, whilst retaining a ‘village’ atmosphere that feels a world away from the bustle of the capital. However, that’s not to say there’s nothing to do in the near vicinity. 

Humphrey and Brand
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