Rural seclusion within easy reach of central London
Considered by many to be one of the most exclusive enclaves in Hertfordshire, the affluent village of Hadley Wood dates back to the 14th century, counting Henry VIII and Elizabeth I among its regular visitors. Nowadays, it offers everything for a contemporary country lifestyle, providing privacy in a picturesque setting just 11 miles from central London.
As one of the village’s most desirable addresses, Camlet Way is in the perfect location to enjoy Hadley Wood’s idyllic village atmosphere and strong community spirit. The bustling selection of independent stores and services offer everyday essentials and for a larger shop your nearest Waitrose is just two miles away. Neighbouring Cockfosters and Barnet offer a wider range of amenities, with a selection of fashionable boutiques, while Brent Cross shopping centre is a short drive.
Surrounded by rolling countryside, with lush parkland on the doorstep, Hadley Wood’s rural atmosphere belies its proximity to London. Trent Country Park’s 413 acres offers ancient woodland and historic monuments, tranquil lakes and wildflower meadows that are ideal for walking, cycling and riding, with Hadley Manor, Covert Way Local Nature Reserve and King George’s Fields also nearby.
The renowned Monken Hadley Cricket Club plays on the much-loved Hadley Common, while the local lawn tennis club is one of the oldest in the UK. There are also thriving rugby, running, football, and fishing clubs in the neighbourhood, while golfers will be spoilt for choice: in addition to Hadley Wood Golf Club, prestigious The Shire London, Dyrham Park and Old Fold are all nearby.
Hadley Wood has a selection of international restaurants, cafés and bistros, with a choice of excellent pubs and gastro-pubs within easy reach. For fine dining, you need look no further than The Mary Beale Restaurant at the nearby West Lodge Park Hotel, and there are Michelin star and Bib Gourmand venues within a short drive. While the West End is close enough to enjoy a show with ease, closer to home, Barnet hosts an Everyman boutique cinema and the intimate Bull Theatre.