With the 2017-18 Premier League kicking off its 26th season on Friday 11th August, homes near to clubs and training grounds are receiving high levels of interest from players, coaches and managers alike.
Footballers in Britain are renowned for having lavish taste when it comes down to bricks and mortar and with many enjoying astronomical wages, budgets aren’t often too much of a concern.
In London alone there are more than 200 footballers in the Premier League, which may not sound a lot compared to the 8.7 million also calling the capital home but their presence does carry influence on some locations.
One such area is North London with the corridor running north from Highgate through Hampstead to Enfield, Barnet and Hadley Wood attracting a good number of footballers.
Of course footballers like to live close to their home clubs training grounds (it is a well-known fact that Jose Mourinho made all his players live within three miles of their Chelsea training ground) and with Arsenal’s home ground, the Emirates Stadium in Highbury, their training ground further north in Watford and Tottenham Hotspur calling Wembley Stadium home this season and their training ground up at Enfield, premiership pads in North London are in high demand.
“The Hadley Wood market is extremely active, here at Statons we receive no end of enquiries and buying activity is at an all-time high in the area. House prices have now stabalised and a great deal of buyers in the area are after new homes for ease and lack of hassle. Because of this, new home builders such as Bellis Homes are popular in the region. The location is key when it comes to Hadley Wood, with it being only 18 minutes from the city and having many of the top schools in the country surrounding the area which continually add value. The types of people you will typically find in the capacity include the likes of business professionals, celebrities, footballers and sportsmen. With the premiership season coming up it is more likely for footballers to rent first rather than buy in Hadley Wood.”
Lawrence Henry, Spokesperson for Statons, Hadley Wood
With beautiful parks, quiet residential and private roads not to mention large, lavish homes, North London’s suburbs offer a welcome retreat for footballers and celebrities alike with the likes of Harry Styles, Kate Moss, Jude Law and Thierry Henry, Arsene Wenger, Robert Pires and Nacer Chadli choosing to call this part of London home.
Many players for both Arsenal and Spurs live in and around Hadley Wood where Bellis Homes has launched two stunning new homes as well as in Hampstead where the family-run housebuilder has launched a brand new collection of apartments, not quite four, three, three but Four5Two.
“It’s no secret that North London is attractive to high profile individuals. It’s an escape from the hustle and bustle (and paparazzi lenses) of central London with sportsmen and women, in particular footballers, buying here for space and seclusion. Over the last few months we have welcomed interest from a number of high profile players in both our developments at Hadley Wood as well as Hampstead – but of course buyer discretion is key!”
Henry Fordham Director, Bellis Homes
Premiership pads: On the market
Four5Two apartments are located just 1 mile from Hampstead tube station and half a mile from the Heath itself, these new apartments will offer deluxe living with rear balconies boasting park views. The apartments are available to purchase now from £1.1m-£2.2m.
The Hadley Wood development consists of two luxurious, large houses built with the highest level of quality and finishes. Both houses consist of 4 storeys including basement construction; the larger house includes a lift, swimming pool, Cinema and walk in fridge Mulliner House is available from £5,500,000 and Calleva House is available from £3,750,000.
For more information, contact Bellis Homes on 01279 424 733