Barnes, just across the river from noisy Hammersmith, is a family favourite village with good schools, an active community, handsome houses — many listed and in conservation areas, interesting shops, pubs and even a green and a duck pond. It is six miles from Trafalgar Square and sits on a bend in the Thames, with a 120-acre nature reserve belonging to the London Wetland Centre.
Hampton Row, overlooking Barnes Common, is a new Victorian-style terrace of 12 apartments and nine substantial (3,026sq ft) five-bedroom houses with 45ft rear gardens.
The apartment block is crowned by a large communal roof terrace with sweeping views. Prices from £625,000 to £2.495million. Call Marsh and Parsons on 020 7368 4831.