Surrounded by almost 1,000 acres of green open space, Hampton is well known for its relaxed riverside atmosphere. Filled with pretty high street cafes, boutiques and delicatessens, the neighbourhood tends to attract young couples and families thanks to its abundance of excellent schools and outdoor areas.
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, everyone wants to head outside.This usually means a trip to Bushy Park, first established by Henry VIII as grounds for his deer hunting. On warm days, you can take a walk along Chestnut Avenue, designed by Christopher Wren, stroll through the Waterhouse Woodland Gardens or check out the famous Diana Fountain.
For those looking for outdoor entertainment, Hampton Hill Playhouse in the High Street puts on a local amateur dramatic show every year, while the Hampton Pool offers a heated lido that’s open year round with a programme of summer music events.
But, when the sun is shining, what could possibly be better than having a swimming pool of your own?
Acacia Road, a double fronted cream house, currently on the market with Dexters has a spectacular outdoor heated pool. Rebuilt in 2011 by its current owners, the property has an elegant exterior with a large pebble drive, covered porch and wisteria lined double garage.
As you enter the house, you’ll find a large entrance hall with a winding central staircase that leads into two living rooms - one for formal entertaining and the other for family relaxation.
A spacious kitchen and dining room features a contemporary kitchen with a breakfast island and bi-folding doors that open out onto a landscaped garden and pool area. This outdoor space would be perfect for a summer party and even has its own wood fire pizza oven and separate fireplace.
Another luxurious property on the market in Hampton is Ormond Avenue. Measuring over 8,000 sq. ft, this eight bedroom house is positioned on a double width plot and features an indoor pool and gym that could easily belong to a modern hotel spa.
Located in the heart of Hampton village, the home’s tranquil landscaped lawns, outdoor water feature and tree lined patio offer an oasis of calm. For those working flexibly, the entire top floor has also been transformed into a spacious home office, with its own terrace, ideal for a mid-afternoon tea break.
‘The housing market in Hampton has become incredibly busy in the last few years,’ says Abigail Boucher, Director of Dexters Hampton. ‘While most local houses date back to the Georgian and Victorian era, it's rare to find modern, extensive homes that offer such incredible amenities. I’m sure both of these properties will be snapped up quickly.’