[SPONSORED ARTICLE] Best known for its tourist spots and financial centers, London's green side is often overlooked by investors. With 47 percent of the city being comprised of green space, London tops the Arcadis 2018 Sustainable Cities Index and offers plenty of options for residents and overseas property buyers looking to escape the bustle of the streets. The main barrier facing buyers who want to invest in London's green areas is that much of its historic parkland is protected against development activity, meaning opportunities are scarce. That's why a new residential project from Berkeley Homes is drawing the attention of investors worldwide by offering traditional country living less than 30 minutes from the city center. Inspiring landscape The Trent Park development is set in 413 acres of parkland in a natural conservation area that stretches for miles in all directions. Comprising a restored Grade II listed building and new brick homes, the traditional architecture and landscaping have been sympathetically designed to connect with the surrounding woodlands and other nature features to enhance the sense of outdoor living. A leisurely stroll or cycle around the development will also highlight its man-made marvels, such as the Water Garden, four-season Wisteria Walk and iconic Daffodil Lawn – a collection of a million daffodil bulbs originally planted by Sir Philip Sassoon a century ago. The surrounding woodland glades of Trent Country Park are home to eye-catching bluebells, migratory birds and roaming Muntjac deer, with more chances to get close to wildlife at the local rescue center. The fresh air and open spaces set the perfect scene for a healthy, active lifestyle. Trent Park residents will have exclusive access to amenities including a gym housed in the Orangery, tennis courts and a restored outdoor swimming pool with peaceful views of the manor house and landscaped gardens. The London Loop passes through Trent Park, connecting the area to 150 miles of pedestrian footpaths that circle the British capital, and families with kids have direct access to outdoor attractions including a 395-foot zip wire at Go Ape Cockfosters. Cosmopolitan lifestyle This peaceful enclave is just minutes from East Barnet Village and the affluent North London suburbs of Cockfosters and Oakwood, which offer a wide selection of high street and boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars. The sights and sounds of Central London are just 26 minutes away by Tube from Oakwood station, with a shuttle bus running from Trent Park every day of the week. Trent Park was purchased by Berkeley in 2015, with the vision of restoring and expanding on the significant heritage of the site. Once complete, the development will include more than 250 homes across several neighborhoods, including a number of apartments inside the Mansion House itself. Demand is expected to be high from London renters, with a 19 percent rise in rental rates expected for the borough over the next five years. John Sanders, Managing Director of Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd, explains: “Trent Park is a unique lifestyle opportunity for those looking for a step change away from the hustle and bustle of London life. Easily commutable to the center of town, it offers acres of English countryside, a genuine sense of space, and an idyllic setting where the whole family can unwind, run free and explore. “Furthermore, the onsite facilities are complemented by an array of leisure opportunities and established local infrastructure, from the golf and hockey clubs to Go Ape to the wildlife rescue center, making Trent Park an enriching and rewarding place to live, and a new platform from which to experience truly active lifestyles.” For more information about Trent Park and other residential properties in London, click here or contact JLL International Properties at +852 3759 0909 or email@example.com .