One of Fulham's great appealing qualities has got to be an abundance of good quality green space. Or put in more simple non sales speak - a really good park. To put that back into sales speak for a moment, that makes the area a great draw for families, and certainly is part of the village feel that most Fulham residents speak of on a daily basis. Does it add value? Not that you can measure. But there's a hidden value, or saleability, attached to a property for sale that is close to a good park because if you have lived in London long enough, or have just moved here and tried to get a seat in a pub garden on a sunny day, you'll know outside space is at a premium. In the main, we have gardens which are on the smaller side (even agents can't spin a postage stamp into a rugby pitch), so when the children are climbing the walls and you're considering a gin and tonic a little earlier than you ought to, a great public space to blow out the cobwebs and tire everyone out is a big lifestyle tick. With summer on the way, and your lifestyle and sanity in mind, our top pick is our versatile six bedroom house on Dolby Road
, on the market for sale at £1,950,000
. It has a great overall size, having been extended into the side return, rear and roof space by way of a full mansard, and Dolby Road is an immensely convenient and quiet spot just south of New Kings Road. But key to its broad appeal is that both Hurlingham Park
and Bishops Park
are virtually on the doorstep. Even South Park will only set you back a few minutes more if you are really keen. In fact Hurlingham Park is so close, you might as well call it your back garden, so you can take that gin and tonic to go. Worth every penny.