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FOCUS ON: CROYDON, GREATER LONDON

39 RADCLIFFE ROAD, CROYDON, CR0 5QJ
Price: £765,000
If you’re a cricket lover glued to the television at the moment, then this smart four-bedroom period house backing on to the exclusive Whitgift Foundation’s cricket grounds is exactly what you are looking for. It comes with four bedrooms and has been refurbished to the highest standard by the current owners. The rear garden has an extensive lawn with trees and shrubs. Contact: Streets Ahead on 0208 655 1300, www.streetsahead-estateagents.co.uk

NEW SOUTH QUARTER, PURLEY WAY, CR0 4NR
Price: From £178,995 for a one-bedroom apartment
This new urban village is due for completion at the end of 2009 and consists of almost 800 one, two and three-bedroom apartments set within courtyards and leafy landscaped gardens The development is just one mile from the centre of Croydon and will also include a nursery school, medical centre and convenience store. It is just eight minutes from East Croydon mainline station by tram and it is then 15 minutes into London Bridge and Victoria railway stations. Contact: Barratt Homes on 0208 688 0688., www.newsouthquarter.co.uk

27 WOODLAND GARDENS, SOUTH CROYDON, CR2 8PH
Price: £529,995
This spacious five-bedroom family home is south of Croydon’s town centre and set in a quiet cul-de-sac in a private development. Croydon mainline
station is a short distance away – central London is less than 15 minutes by train. The property has a master bedroom with en suite, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Downstairs there are two reception rooms and a kitchen/diner. Outside, a driveway and a double garage offers plenty of parking space. Contact: Bairstow Eves on 020 8657 0051, www.bairstoweves.co.uk

CONIFER HEIGHTS, BRIDLE WAY, ADDINGTON VILLAGE, CR0 5AH
Price: £750,000
If you’re looking for a property that is close enough to central London to be convenient, but still enjoys rural views and plenty of quiet, then this large six-bedroom property is ideal. Set in a sought-after private road, this detached house has far-reaching views to the rear and backs onto woodland. It has been refurbished by the current owner and also comes with an indoor swimming pool and changing room. Contact: Cubitt & West Shirley on 020 8654 3037, www.cubittand west.co.uk