Enjoy the character of Cottenham Park

Finefair offers council leasing Merton investors will rate highly. Putting a property in the hands of a local authority can provide some really impressive benefits that are not available when letting privately. For example the council will find tenants and offer some protection against unpaid rent and damages.

Cottenham Park benefits from not being as well known as its neighbour Raynes Park. As a result property prices in the district tend to be a little lower. There are good amenities to enjoy, including a park with sports facilities as well as shops and restaurants close by. A nearby train station provides quick connections to Vauxhall (15 mins), Waterloo (20 mins) and Blackfriars (40 mins).

History of the area

Prospect Place was the first property in the area in the 18th century. The grand mansion was on Copse Hill. Part of the estate was later sold to developers in 1851 and several cottages were built as a result. This new development was Cottenham Park.

The district was only home to a few properties until the interwar period (1918 to 1939). The expansion of London and shortage of housing resulted in big growth. As a result a number of the farms and orchards in the area were built-up.


Cottenham Park itself is one of the highlights of the area. It is 3.21 hectares and dates back to 1897. The current layout is very similar to how it was in 1920, preserving the heritage of the area. There is a pavilion, tennis courts, and playing fields.

Holland Garden is to the east. It is more secluded than other parks in the area, making it perfect for people who want to enjoy the peace and quiet. There are good facilities including ornamental gardens and more tennis courts.

To the south is Raynes Park Recreation Ground. It is the largest open space in the area and is a hotspot for sport. There are pitches for football, rugby and cricket, tennis courts, a bowling green and more.

The homes in Cottenham Park have excellent character and many also have conservation protection. If you are looking to invest you should be aware of the responsibility to maintain the quality of the area.

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