Blooming lovely: Hot looks for the garden
By Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders
Is there an ideal size for a garden? According to Rachel Johnston, a buying agent for Stacks Property Search, a six-bedroom rural house should have an acre of garden, a five-bedroom house should have three quarters of an acre, and a four-bedroom house should have half an acre. It is also important not to confuse “garden” with “land”, she says.
“Houses in prime non-central London [for example in Fulham and Clapham], town centre or village centre properties need a minimum of a small patch — enough space for outside entertaining, or a small dog to do the odd circuit. Houses in prime outer London [such as Wimbledon] on the edge of a town or village should ideally have a garden that is at least the same size as the square footage of the property.”
Size matters, but shape and access are also important, Johnston says. “Small gardens will, ideally, be as wide as the property, with access from the rear.”