Why move to East Sheen and Barnes?
With the proximity to Richmond Park and the river Thames and with easy access into central London via the overground station at Mortlake (23 minutes), East Sheen, Barnes and Mortlake offer plenty of sporting and leisure opportunities. The area is therefore spoilt with superb schools both private and state, and at all levels. The tree-lined streets, community experience and the quality of life, make East Sheen and Barnes an incredibly desirable area in which to live.
Architecture and property
There are family homes, flats, maisonettes and new build riverside properties available at all levels of the market. The majority of the housing stock in Mortlake is Edwardian, in East Sheen and North Barnes it’s predominantly 1930s housing, and Barnes is a mixture of Victorian along the river and around the pond. Desirable addresses include the Georgian riverside homes along The Terrace; double-fronted Victorian villas on Castelnau and the smaller cottages off White Hart Lane; and the ‘lion houses’ of Hillersdon Avenue.
Barnes has a great community feel, with the Barnes Community Association campaigning to protect the village from overdevelopment, running the Barnes Fair each July and operating the annual Food Fair in September which has previously hosted cooking demonstrations from Raymond Blanc and Ian Salmon.
The area has excellent access to green space, with several of the south-west London commons within easy reach. This includes Barnes Common, Putney Common, the London Wetland Centre, Richmond Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. There are many walks along the river and the local ponds.