Our increasing reliance on technology is often blamed for the loss of community spirit in 21st century Britain, and this has only served to increase the desirability of London villages, with these neighbourhoods shown to command 51 per cent premiums over other areas of the capital . London Square’s latest development in Teddington benefits from all the desirable characteristics of a village community – a thriving High Street, strong group of local committees and lively café culture – which has made it hugely popular with buyers.
Anne-Marie Fletcher, 53, has dreamed of living in Teddington for decades. As a visitor, she has always appreciated the neighbourly atmosphere at events such as the annual Teddington Village Fair and the independent coffee shops and high-end local boutiques that line the High Street. Having lived in Isleworth for 26 years, Anne-Marie has now chosen to purchase a one-bedroom apartment at the popular London Square Teddington development – a secure gated development in a quiet and landscaped setting just a stone’s throw from the centre of Teddington, with a unique community feel of its own.
“Living in a home which is part of an active community is very important to me and this is evident not only in Teddington, but at the London Square development itself. I didn’t want to buy a home in a huge block, in which I would return home to a collection of empty and dark apartments, so the size of London Square Teddington suits me perfectly and I am looking forward to getting to know my future neighbours. Now that I am retired, I can take advantage of all the leisure and social opportunities on offer in Teddington. I made my decision to purchase at the development just a day after first seeing the apartment as I was made to feel so at ease by the sales staff.”
London Square Teddington is situated close to the bustling High Street with its array of mainstream chains and local independent shops, cafés, restaurants, clothing boutiques and stylish homewares stores. Teddington has much to offer in the way of leisure and relaxation, including easy access to Thames-side walks and Teddington lock, as well as the green spaces of Bushy Park – perfect for walking, running and cycling. Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre has a full size indoor pool and gym facilities, whilst Hampton Open Air pool is popular in the summer months. Nearby Teddington station offers direct services into London Waterloo in less than 40 minutes – offering the best of both worlds. Road travel is also very convenient with the A316, M3 and M25 all easily accessible from Teddington.
Anne-Marie comments further:
“I like contemporary properties with clean lines and plenty of storage so I was very happy to purchase off-plan. I don’t like the idea of having to cross a dark car park at night time so the secure underground parking was also a big draw for me.”
London Square Teddington comprises of eight one, two and three bedroom apartments and 18 four bedroom houses, set back from Waldegrave Road in a beautifully landscaped square, to the north of Teddington. The properties will all feature designer kitchens with Siemens appliances, luxury flooring and underfloor heating. All the townhouses have private gardens, while a selection of the apartments benefit from private balconies. The development also has the rare commodity of underground parking.
Rebecca Littler, Sales and Marketing Director at London Square comments:
“Teddington has a wonderful community spirit, with a string of local events put on throughout the year and a very active High Street lined with local independent businesses. A traditional village feel appeals to both families and downsizers; demographics who put safety, strong neighbourly links and good quality local services at the top of their wish lists.”
The last remaining penthouse apartment starts from £1,050,000 and four bedroom townhouses start from £1,325,000. London Square will be launching its first showhome at London Square Teddington in September. To register your interest in viewing the showhome, please call the London Square Teddington sales team on 0333 666 2434, or visit www.londonsquare.co.uk.