Now could be the ideal time to look for a home where a leisurely walk doesn’t mean having to meet hordes of joggers


Manor Wood Gate, Cockfosters, North London

Located in Cockfosters, a three-minute drive from the tube station, Manor Wood Gate is a small collection of eight elegant two-and-three-bedroom apartments and penthouses.

All homes have high-quality Siemens appliances in the kitchens which have high-quality composite stone work-surfaces.

Each apartment boasts a private balcony, terrace or patio, accessed from French doors offering privacy.

The development also offers picturesque communal gardens, where residents can enjoy the great outdoors without leaving home, and enjoy a relaxing walk.

Manor Wood Gate is a short walk from Trent Country Park with 413 acres of rolling meadows, lakes and historic sites and within access of Cockfosters Village with a range of amenities, including cafes, banks, and hairdressers.

The area is also known for its entertainment scene and is home to the Chickenshed Theatre Company.

Shanly Homes offers virtual tours across many of its developments spanning London and the south-east, including Manor Wood Gate, available here.

Prices start from £795,000, and more information about the development can be found on www.shanlyhomes.com.


New Avenue, Oakwood, North London

New Avenue is an enclave of 11 three-bedroom mews homes, positioned around a beautifully landscaped sunken garden in Oakwood which has its own tube station offering easy access to central London.

Every home comes with a private garden and access to an eco-garden with a variety of tree species – a rare find in London.

New Avenue is a regeneration scheme, which will provide 268 private new homes, along with a community centre for residents, upon completion.

Almost half of all car parking at New Avenue will have electric car charging facilities, creating a total of 118 car spaces with charging points.

New Avenue is walking distance from three tube stations – Oakwood, Southgate and Cockfosters, which are all on the Piccadilly Line.

The nearby centres of Southgate, Cockfosters and Barnet not only provide ample shopping with major high-street brands and independent shops, but also excellent entertainment venues.

Here is  a virtual tour of The Pine, one of the mews homes available at New Avenue.

Prices at New Avenue start from £600,000.

For more information, visit www.countrysideproperties.com


The Mansion at Sundridge Park, Bromley, Kent

Sundridge Park Mansion is an extremely rare Grade I listed, 18th Century country house designed by the celebrated architect John Nash.

It is set within a sweeping landscape of sculptured gardens and woodland walks designed by the renowned landscape architect Humphry Repton.

Award-winning heritage developer City & Country acquired the Mansion in 2014 and has since restored and converted the majestic building into a boutique collection of spectacular period properties.

Recently launched is the Signature Collection, an exclusive range of just six homes.

Ideal for downsizers looking for an easy-to-manage apartments, owners can expect an abundance of original features as well as hand-crafted Ladbury kitchens, Villeroy & Boch bathroom fittings and luxury additions such as warming drawers and underfloor heating.

Elegant finishes include engineered oak flooring, modern Italian floor tiles and sumptuous pile carpets.

Natural materials combined with a heritage colour palette are designed to create a timeless, calming backdrop.

City & Country is offering virtual tours of its properties at Sundridge Park, including The Repton, a stunning two-bedroom duplex apartment offering unique internal architecture including a spacious double height drawing room and the Mansion’s original wine cellar.

Prices range between £950,000 – £2,500,000.

For more information visit. www.cityandcountry.co.uk

The Mansion at Sundridge Park

New Avenue

Manor Wood Gate