Smart and prosperous Hadley Wood in Hertfordshire is a hinge between town and country. The north London “super-suburb” in Zone 6 is on the edge of the green belt, offering the requisite tennis club and a respected golf course with a Georgian clubhouse set on a hill surrounded by parkland.
Large, detached, early 20th-century houses and grand Edwardian villas are popular with celebrities and Premier League footballers — Arsenal has a training ground there — who value the quick commute to central London. Renaissance, a new development of grand apartments, is slotting nicely into this area, with 2,743sq ft of SWR heating, air conditioning and top-notch home entertainment systems.
Set behind gates, there is basement parking, CCTV security and concierge. Prices from £2 million. Call Statons on 020 8441 9555.