It’s a buyer’s market in the London ‘village’ of Barnes, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper’s property editor, George Hammond asked Middleton’s Ashley Wilsdon for comment.
Ashley defined the neighbourhood’s appeal as ‘the combination of village life coupled with easy access into central London’. While the FT identified high-achieving schools, proximity to the River Thames, the square footage in the grand family homes, as well as a highly organised and protective residents associations, which have campaigned against over-development in the area. But it hasn’t been immune from the general downturn in London property prices over the last 12 months, with values falling around five per cent.
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