North Worple Way, Barnes SW14 8AF

Barnes’ elegant villas, quaint cottages, leafy avenues and white picket fences combine the sophistication of city living with the charm of a village atmosphere. Barnes is in a perfect location, within a short stroll of the River Thames and with excellent local amenities.

With Barnes Bridge and Mortlake stations close to hand, it offers an idyllic setting for both family life and stylish entertaining. Relaxing on Barnes’ cricket green, or watching the leaves from the weeping willows dip in and out of the tranquil duck pond, it’s hard to believe that central London is just 30 minutes away. The cognoscenti’s location of choice for watching the annual Boat Race, Barnes combines relaxed English rural charm with a truly cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Boasting an eclectic selection of bijou boutiques and luxury brands, you will love its wholesome grocers’ stores, delis, bookshops and galleries, while the superb range of cafés, fine dining restaurants and traditional country pubs attract visitors from far and wide. Annie’s, Orange Pekoe, Tobias and the Angel and The White Hart – some of Barnes’ most treasured institutions – are within five minutes’ walk of Portobello Terrace. And with one of London’s oldest farmers’ markets open every weekend, you’ll hardly ever need to leave the village for any of your social or cultural requirements, with excellent schools, thriving churches, a raft of active clubs and societies, an iconic cinema and a vibrant community art centre on the doorstep.

With lush open green space in abundance, including Barnes Common and the London Wetlands Centre, there are ample opportunities for sport and leisure, from rugby and hockey at Barn Elms, cricket on the Common and golf at either Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis or the exclusive Roehampton Club just down the road.

Barnes, Barnes Bridge and Mortlake stations are a short walk away from Portobello Terrace, with either offering connections to Clapham Junction and Waterloo. Bus services are also plentiful, while you can join the Underground at Hammersmith to travel to the West End and the rest of London. Drivers can take the A306 Castelnau Road over the Hammersmith Bridge, providing access to the M4, while the A205 puts Richmond and Putney within easy reach. Heathrow is no more than half an hour’s drive.