Aiming high in Hampstead

High-lying Hampstead and its environs are perfect for Londoners who want town and country.
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This leafy swathe of north London, only 15 minutes on the Tube from the West End, arguably has it all. Consider the 790-acre heath, parks and woods, an ancient village and protected garden suburb, fashion boutiques, medieval pubs, golf courses and noted schools, not to mention an architectural mix unmatched in the capital.

Most new-builds are boutique schemes of spacious apartments, often bought by prosperous locals trading down from a big house. West Heath Drive is a gated development of seven flats with up to 2,150sq ft of space, large terraces, high ceilings, comfort cooling, underground parking and basement storage rooms. Prices from £2.65 million.
From £1,265,000: flats at Cherry Tree Hill

Cedar Lodge in Golders Green has nine flats including a four-bedroom penthouse, priced from £1.1 million, while Cherry Tree Hill is another gated scheme of seven large lateral apartments, priced from £1,265,000.

For all three developments, call estate agent Glentree on 020 8731 9500.

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