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Wipe your paws: best homes for dog walks

By Sophia Wood-Burgess

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For your four-legged pal, this is the best part of the day. New sights, sounds and smells, sticks to bite and mud to roll in, marking new territory and making new friends... it's time to walk the dog.

January is National Walk Your Dog Month. Having green spaces nearby is an important consideration for house-hunting dog owners. Especially if you'll need motivation in winter months to unfurl from cosy blankets and head outdoors, you won't want to go far.

Keep little Winston active in chilly weather with somewhere fun to explore.

So, we brought together some lovely homes we have on the market with beautiful and exciting dog walks nearby. Let's dig in!

It's got to be Greenwich

One of our favourite dog-friendly areas is Greenwich – a goldmine for dog lovers with lots of green space and pet-friendly businesses.

Our Greenwich Sales Manager's pup, perusing the menu at one of Greenwich's many dog-friendly establishments.

Florence, our Greenwich Sales Manager suggests walking your dog through Greenwich Park, which has been voted one of the top dog walks in London. You'll be taking in remarkable views while your dog races up the expansive green hillside. Then, once you’ve worked up a thirst, stop in the Greenwich Tavern, a pet-friendly pub by the entrance.

2 bed maisonette | pub conversion | £750,000

This Greenwich maisonette is the dream pub conversion – elegant modern interiors, lots of light from the original stained glass windows and garden space for a happy dog to romp around in.

🐾 This maisonette is in easy walking distance of Greenwich Park, a breath-taking, beautiful walk.

Dog Walks-upon-Thames

The walk along the river, starting in Richmond and ambling by Twickenham's cultural hot spots, Teddington Lock and Ham Lands on its way towards Kingston, is perfect for dog owners. With stunning river views and a steady stream of locals meandering by, you’ll never get bored. Stephanie, our Head of Office Coordinators, and her fluffy puppy Kato can confirm!

3 bed house | end-terrace townhouse | £875,000

This spacious townhouse has just been refurbished, its kitchen glossy and new with integrated appliances. It has lovely contemporary interiors and a big rear garden.

🐾 Right by Ham Common, Ham Lands and the lovely Thames River walk, you and your dog can explore the beauty of the local area together.

3 bed house | 3 storey mid-terrace house | £785,000

A beautifully refurbished family home with close by transport links, fantastic schools for the kids, spacious interiors and nearby parks for the family dog.

🐾 Teddington Lock is a great area for a riverside walk with the dog. Do a longer walk into Twickenham or on to Richmond, or just stick around the charming Teddington riverside.

Hidden gems for dog lovers

Greenwich and Teddington aren’t the only havens for dog lovers. Check out these properties with space to stretch all four legs.

7 bedroom house | grade II listed | Pinner

This 16th century Tudor family home has plenty of space for your dog to roam in its 2.25 acre grounds.

🐾 There’s the wide expanse of gorgeous green space in Sylvia Avenue and Pinner Wood for you and your pooch to wander around.

2 bedroom | converted first-floor maisonette | £2,000 pcm

Wood floors and exposed beams give this unique maisonette character, along with features like the marble backsplash and bathroom finish.

🐾 At the top of the road, you and your pup will have direct access to Merrow Downs and Pewley Downs.

1 bed flat | garden square flat | £695,000

Recently refurbished to a high standard, this 1 bedroom apartment is situated in a gorgeous period building.

🐾 Bramham Gardens is a residents-only garden square, and one of the only ones in the borough that allows dogs, so this is a lucky find!

2 bedroom house | contemporary cottage | £1,450 pcm

This picturesque cottage in the village of Worplesdon has a nice, large back garden for your dog to play in.

🐾 In nearby Whitmoor Common, enjoy long, relaxing walks.

Looking for dog-friendly homes in another area? Use our Branch Finder to get in touch with your local Foxtons office.

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