In Congestion Zone:No – 6.0 miles outside.
Parking and Traffic:Permits & Meters.  No significant traffic trouble spots.
Ethnicity Bias:Swedish
Investor ProfilePension, Business, Cash&Equity, Retirement.
Per 1000 population11163
Yield Range:5.2% - 10.2%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Studio flat95,000135,0001552057.9%8.5%
1 bed flat140,000245,0001952755.8%7.2%
2 bed flat178,000325,0002406407.0%10.2%
2 bed house250,000325,0003103856.2%6.4%
3 bed house327,000600,0003256505.2%5.6%
Valuations above the London average by:97.1% (£476,632)
ActualLondon Average
Capital growth last 12 months:12.5%19%
Capital growth last 48 months:146.7%89%
Tube:None.  Barnes Rail Station (Zone 3) – 19 minutes to Waterloo.
Demand For Letting:Good
Average void period:10 days

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Out of 10:734
Summary:A very pretty place and with good yields – if you can afford it!
Sought After Streets:Castelnau, Rocks Lane & Church Rd.


I was first introduced to Barnes by my friend who used to live there and I was amazed at its beauty, exclusivity and insularity.  This place does not seem like London by any stretch of the imagination.  Its nestled between water (River Thames) and grass (Barnes Common) with elegant Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses lining the wide streets of the area.

The properties are expensive considering there is no tube, but this may be why because it is a great escape.  Once over Hammersmith Bridge you are in peaceful Barnes in full knowledge that you can just as easily go back to the hustle and bustle of city life in a short bus ride back over the bridge.  This makes properties highly sought after from people having to work in the city but still require a certain level of country living (like me!)

The yields are surprisingly good.  You are getting great properties with near double digit yields for certain types of properties at the top end.  There is high demand from the Swedes due to the Swedish School being located in Barnes.  It is also a desired area by people in the media and internet industry (which includes my friend) and affluent families.  Word on the street is that there is a shortage of 4-5 bedroomed houses available for rent so premium prices can be charged.

There are plans for an £18m sports centre to be constructed which should boost the influx of people in to the area.  I consider this to be a good thing as it will increase the amenities in the area making it a more popular place to live.

The high street is chain free!  Independent deli’s, boutiques and a la carte restaurants occupy the key commercial roads which all add to the exclusive feel to the area.

Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Allen Briegel67 Barnes High Street, Barnes, London, SW13 9LD020 8392
Susan Porter Property Management25 Castelnau, Barnes, London, SW13 9RP020 8748 2040
A H Properties88 Lowther Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9NW020 8741 2224
Boileau Braxton135 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9HR020 8741
Laurent Residential6 Charlotte Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9QJ020 8563
James Anderson64 Barnes High Street, Barnes, London, SW13 9LD020 8876
Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
C Howard King & Partners2 Barnes High Street, London, SW13 9LB020 8878
Sargent & Young020 8878
Laurent Residential6 Charlotte Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9QJ020 8563
Dixon Porter Ltd202 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London, SW14 8AN020 8878
James Anderson4 Parkway House, Sheen Lane, East Sheen, London, SW14 8LS020 8876