Focus On: Blackheath

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Named after the grassland that separates it from Greenwich and Lewisham, Blackheath is often described as one of the few remaining villages in the heart of London. Many refer to it as south east London’s answer to Hampstead because of its charming, green surroundings and bustling village. While it does not have an underground station, it has good National Rail services, so London Bridge and Cannon Street can be accessed within 30 minutes and Lewisham DLR station is close by, creating easy links to Canary Wharf and making it a popular area for professionals.

“Blackheath has always been very popular but the legacy of the Olympics has helped to generate an increased amount of interest in the area with so many people flocking here last summer,” says Foxtons sales manager Mark Ruffell. “There really is something for everyone here; from the beautiful green open spaces to the many boutique shops and restaurants, some outstanding schools and enough trendy bars to sate the appetites of young professionals.”

KIDBROOKE PARK ROAD, SE3

Price: £319,950

This two-bedroom ground floor conversion flat is situated in a semi-detached Victorian house within walking distance of the Village. Both bedrooms are doubles, the reception space is ideal for entertaining and the property also comes with a large communal garden.

Contact Jones Lang LaSalle at joneslanglasalle.co.uk or 020 324 6921

POND ROAD, SE3

Price: £3.95m

Located in the highly sought after Cator Estate, this property comes with seven large bedrooms, three bathrooms, an underground gym and wine cellar. The grounds are equally impressive. After driving through electric gates, guests are greeted with landscaped gardens.

Contact John Payne at johnpayne.com or 020 3324 7815

THE PAGODA, SE3

Price: £3.5m

While this property has a country feeling, it’s within easy commute of the City and Canary Wharf. The 6,000 sq ft building, which was once occupied by Queen Caroline, wife of George IV, boasts 7-bedrooms, four bathrooms and a third of an acre of gardens. Contact Kershaws at kershaws.eu or 020 8297 2922

LISKEGARD GARDENS, SE3

Price: £1.99m

This five-bedroom semi-detached property is one of many new developments in the area, designed to blend in with the Victorian style common in the area. It offers an open plan kitchen, dining area and off-street parking and is within easy reach of both Greenwich Park and Blackheath station. Contact Jones Lang LaSalle at joneslanglasalle.co.uk or 020 324 6921

MORDEN ROAD, SE3

Price: £1.3m

This property is ideal for those after a home that boasts period features with a modern twist. It is Grade II listed and located on the Cator Estate but has a modern, well-equipped kitchen and dining room area. It has three large bedrooms with plenty natural light and the property spreads over four floors. Blackheath station is nearby. Contact Your Move Premier on your-move.co.uk

LANGTON WAY, SE3

Price: £1.3m

Located a short distance from the hub of restaurants in the Village, this house comes with four double bedrooms that all come with fitted wardrobes. The property also features hard wood floors, a study, guest cloakroom and landscaped gardens. Contact Foxtons on foxtons.co.uk or 020 7973 2020

LEE TERRACE, SE3

Price: £900,000

This three-bedroom maisonette is ideal for someone after a historically rich home. It boasts impressive high ceilings, a grand and spacious reception room and benefits from having a communal and private entrance behind a gated driveway. The master bedroom comes with an en-suite bathroom. Contact Foxtons on foxtons.co.uk or 020 7973 2020

RESTELL CLOSE, SE3

Price: £400,000

While the majority of properties in the area are either houses or flat conversions, many new luxury apartments are now available too. This one is located on the 6th floor in a sophisticated block adjacent to Greenwich Park. It has two bedrooms and benefits from a 24-hour concierge and access to a roof terrace. Contact acorn.ltd.uk or 020 3324 6405