Escape to Nature: Homes with Gardens In Beautiful Locations

Spring is here, and with it comes to the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, bask in the sun, and appreciate the beauty of nature.

What better way to do so than by owning a home with a garden?

Here are six top properties in the UK that offer stunning green spaces, eco-friendly features, and luxurious amenities.

Foal Hurst Green, Paddock Wood: A Nature Lover’s Dream

Foal Hurst Green is a carefully designed development that seamlessly blends into the adjacent Foal Hurst Wood. This site boasts a five-acre nature reserve that connects to the woodland, providing a home for local wildlife. The development also features a duck pond, bandstand, and play areas.

The homes at Foal Hurst Green are built with ecology in mind, with an overall net biodiversity gain across the site of 42%. These properties use photovoltaic technology to reduce emissions during construction and are fitted with energy-efficient fixtures to ensure long-term sustainability. Bat and bird boxes are also installed on buildings and trees to promote the rich ecological value of the site.

Prices at Foal Hurst Green start from £460,000 for a three-bedroom house, and Help to Buy is available on selected properties. Visit Foalhurstgreen.co.uk for more information.

Hollyfields, Royal Tunbridge Wells: A Perfect Blend of Countryside and Town Living

Hollyfields is an established community on the periphery of Royal Tunbridge Wells. This development offers natural landscaping, ponds, and play areas with native trees and hedgerows, bringing the best of the Kentish countryside closer to home.

The development sits just 1.2 miles from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its popular high street, shopping centre, pubs, and restaurants. Hawkenbury village provides everyday essentials at the village store and post office.

Escape to Nature: Homes with Gardens In Beautiful Locations
Hollyfields Exterior May 2020

Prices at Hollyfields start at £345,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and £880,000 for a four-bedroom townhouse. Visit Hollyfields-hawkenbury.co.uk for more information or to make an appointment to visit the development.

Farmstead at Tannersbrook, Cranbrook: A Gated Community in the Heart of the Countryside

Farmstead at Tannersbrook is an exclusive new gated development nestled in the heart of the countryside, in the quaint town of Cranbrook. The development comprises 28 private three- and four-bedroom houses, creating a welcoming new community set in a rich mature landscape of green spaces and ponds.

The wider development will see an overall net biodiversity gain and recovery strategy to ensure the protection of local flora and fauna. Pre-existing woodland and ponds will be retained, and additional planting and habitat installation will ensure the safety of the dormice and local bat communities.

Rural outward views extend across the High Weald AONB, with the town centre a short walk away from everyday amenities. Cranbrook Grammar and Boarding School are just 1.1 miles away. Prices are expected to start from £630,000 when launching later this year. Visit www.farmsteadtannersbrook.co.uk or call 01580 428090 for more information.

Chiswick Green (Great Marlborough Estates): A Contemporary Twist on a Classic Design

Chiswick Green comprises 137 striking apartments, penthouses, and townhouses, alongside thoughtfully designed landscaping that blends seamlessly into the existing townscape. This development draws inspiration from the red-brick buildings and greenery of Chiswick High Road while incorporating its own distinctive contemporary twist.

Escape to Nature: Homes with Gardens In Beautiful Locations

Chiswick Green boasts an enviable location in a leafy neighbourhood in the capital’s Zone 3, with Turnham Green bordering the development. Residents can enjoy the picturesque surroundings and take advantage of the numerous parks and green spaces in the area, including the River Thames and its extensive paths for riverside walks.

The development offers a range of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments across three buildings, with the majority benefitting from private balconies with river, park, and city views. Prices at Chiswick Green start from £580,000, with sales via Knight Frank and JLL.

Canary Wharf Group: A 24/7 City Where People Can Live, Work, and Thrive

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work, and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate. The development offers great transport links, including access to the Elizabeth and Jubilee Lines, as well as green spaces and waterside living.

CWG is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is committed to creating biodiverse space throughout the estate, with water, wildlife, and greenery as a key focus. The group appointed landscape architects Gillespies in 2021 to deliver a landscape strategy to increase biodiversity across the estate over the next 10 years.

Escape to Nature: Homes with Gardens In Beautiful Locations

The Estate Greening Phase One is part of Canary Wharf Group’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon by 2030. Landscape design projects such as planters, green walls, and living walls have already been implemented to improve air quality control rainwater runoff and increase biodiversity.

CWG is partnered with the Eden Project to create a model of how biodiversity can thrive in an urban environment. The partnership will tackle the challenge of increasing biodiversity within Canary Wharf and provide the Eden Project with a London base. The first project is the creation of a green spine through the centre of the Canary Wharf estate, with additional green public realm, parks and gardens, waterside access, performance spaces, new bridges, boardwalks and floating.

One Park Drive, Canary Wharf Group: A Signature Building in a New Residential Neighbourhood

One Park Drive is the signature building of Canary Wharf’s new residential neighbourhood, Wood Wharf. The building has been designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, one of the most highly respected practices in the world.

One Park Drive is their only UK residential development, with 58 storeys and 468 private residential apartments. Each apartment has its own private terrace area, designed to work seamlessly with the interior areas. Each terrace is naturally sheltered within the building’s form, yet connects residents to the incredible views.

Residents have access to a range of amenities, such as concierge, private lounge area, library, cinema, and exclusive 20-metre pool, gym, studio space, and spa.

8 Harbord Square, Canary Wharf Group: Inspired by the History of the London Docklands

8 Harbord Square is a collection of 82 loft-style apartments and the latest scheme by Canary Wharf Group. These open-plan homes are inspired by the history of the London Docklands and Canary Wharf and influenced by the warehouse districts of Lower Manhattan, with no fixed walls and exposed interior features.

8 Harbord Square forms a crucial part of Wood Wharf, a new and growing neighbourhood of Canary Wharf, comprising a well-considered mix of flexible offices, boutique retail, restaurants, and spacious green spaces interspersed with architecturally outstanding residential buildings.

In conclusion, these six properties are some of the best homes with gardens for spring in the United Kingdom. Whether you’re looking for a nature lover’s dream, a perfect blend of countryside and town living, or a modern and luxurious urban dwelling, there is something for everyone among these options.

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