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ISSUE FOUR • SPRING/SUMMER 2014


Welcome to Fletchers’ first property and lifestyle magazine of 2014. This edition we focus on Spring / Summer 2014

how to get the best out of small gardens as spring is now upon us, and the best pubs and restaurants along the bank of the Thames. Other sections of the magazine focus on local hotspots for eating, drinking and shopping. There is also a stunning selection of local properties for sale or to rent! There is something in here for everyone, hope you enjoy the read. LAURA HOPKINS, SALES DIRECTOR & LYNSEY HEARNE, LETTINGS DIRECTOR

Contents 03 THE BEST OF WEST

LONDON'S RIVERBANK PUBS & RESTAURANTS

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Fletchers' best places to eat and drink along West London's riverbank.

04 FLETCHERS' BEST BITS IN CHISWICK

14 SMALL GARDENS BIG IDEAS

Exploring some great ideas for small gardens in the city.

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Properties 06 12 16 22

SALES SOLD LETTINGS LET

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WEST LONDON’S RIVERBANK PUBS AND RESTAURANTS Whether it’s a glass of chilled rosé wine or some good old fashioned pub grub you’re after there’s a plethora of riverside restaurants and waterside watering holes to choose from situated along West London’s riverbank.

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THE BLACK LION, HAMMERSMITH The Black Lion is an iconic London pub on the North bank of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Chiswick and with its huge riverside garden it’s the best viewing point on the river for the annual Boat Race. The pub also hosts one of the most famous Skittle Alleys in London; to play simply call ahead to book. The menu is also pretty unique, specialising in Pacific and Kiwi inspired food. theblacklion-hammersmith.co.uk BES

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ANNIE’S, CHISWICK Situated just a 20 second stroll from the River Thames on Chiswick’s picturesque Strand-on-the-Green, Annie’s is more like a home from home than a restaurant. There are tables outside for catching the sun while inside the décor is like a glamorous living room, romantic with gilded mirrors and fairy lights. The food is a mixture of daily specials and well-loved classic dishes. anniesrestaurant.co.uk

JazzFOR BEST

THE BULL’S HEAD, BARNES Overlooking the river Thames in the South West London suburb of Barnes “The Bull” as it is also known is one of London's best-loved jazz venues. The dining area offers a taste of modern British pub grub and there’s an array of craft beers, real ales and wines. Whether you're in it for the music, or just want to soak up the atmosphere with a glass of something nice in hand this is the place to be in Barnes. geronimo-inns.co.uk/london-the-bulls-head BEST

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BYRON, CHISWICK Byron finally bring their brilliant burgers to Chiswick. With the Classic burger starting at just £6.75, this chain serves the best burger in town at a neat little price. The burgers are made with 100% beef from Scotland and their craft beer list with names such as Brewdog Dead Pony Club Pale Ale and Beavertown Smog Rocket Smoked Porter must be one of London’s most intriguing. byronhamburgers.com

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THE RIVER CAFÉ, HAMMERSMITH The River Café is an Italian food institution and has trained celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. As a Michelin-starred restaurant it’s one of the best places in London to enjoy authentic Italian food. With chic outside seating round the clipped lawn it provides sunny al fresco dining - a real taste of the Mediterranean. Expensive but top notch. www.rivercafe.co.uk

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BINGHAM RESTAURANT, RICHMOND Tucked away beside the river in Richmondupon-Thames, the Bingham is one of London’s most unusual boutique hotels: a Georgian townhouse overlooking the Thames. Whether you opt for afternoon tea, a romantic meal for two or go the whole nine yards and stay the night, the river is always there to enjoy. thebingham.co.uk

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Fletchers' Best Bits in...

Chiswick

LIFE IN CHISWICK “I HAVE LIVED IN THE AREA FOR OVER FIVE YEARS AFTER I BOUGHT A HOUSE CLOSE TO BEDFORD PARK THROUGH FLETCHERS. BEING SO CLOSE TO LONDON COUPLED WITH THE VILLAGE FEEL I HAVE NO PLANS TO MOVE!”

CLAIRE HALLS LOCAL RESIDENT

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ocated on a meander of the River Thames, Chiswick is an attractive suburb of west London and a desirable address to own a property. A historical home for a prosperous farming and fishing industry in days gone by, the name Chiswick dates back to the 18th century meaning ‘Cheese Farm’. It has long been considered an ideal location for families, with great schools, immaculate parks and a market town feel with local butchers, bakers and greengrocers on your doorstep. The reliable transport links and good variety of restaurants and bars means young professionals are now looking to Chiswick as a preferred area to live.

BELL AND CROWN The Bell and Crown has a reputation for delivering some of the finest pub food in Chiswick. Choose from a traditional British menu, or exquisite international specials. A wonderful riverside pub set right on the banks of the Thames, it's the perfect spot to enjoy superb food, fresh real ales and friendly service with a smile. bell-and-crown.co.uk

BILL'S Sitting on the main drag, Bill's has a warm and homely feel. Leather club chairs and sofas, quiet booths, chandeliers and vintage candles complete the look of this popular restaurant where you can enjoy an amazing breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cake. Try the shop and pick up hampers packed with jams, chutneys, sweets and beer. Michael Nadra

bills-website.co.uk

Hack and Veldt

EAT & DRINK

MICHAEL NADRA Restaurant Michael Nadra is a stylish restaurant located in the heart of Chiswick. Combining excellent produce with elegant service in sophisticated surroundings, the aim is to offer an innovative dining experience. An exemplary wine list featuring over 200 carefully selected wines completes the gastronomic picture. Bell and Crown

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HACK AND VELDT Hack and Veldt are an independent delicatessen proudly located in the heart of Chiswick on Turnham Green Terrace. They stock a wide range of foods and beverages, specially selected for their mouth-watering taste. So if you are meeting the girls for a coffee or dropping in to pick up dinner, you won’t be disappointed! Bill's

hackandveldt.com


HEALTH & BEAUTY COWSHED Situated in Chiswick High Road you will find Cowshed. Allow your senses to explore all the scents, colours, botanical ingredients and herbal remedies that remain the basis for their ever-expanding range of honest and natural products, made in England using the very best organic, fairly-traded plant extracts and essential oils. Go on – indulge! cowshedonline.com

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THE DENTIST The Dentist situated in Southfield Road has a full range of dental treatments, including the usual regular examinations and hygiene appointments, restorative treatments to get your teeth strong, and smile enhancements to help you look your best. In addition, they offer a number of facial rejuvenation treatments to help you look as young as you still feel. dentaldental.co.uk

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SPACE NK At Space NK on Chiswick High Road, you’ll discover a fantastic selection of the best beauty products sourced from innovators all over the world. To help you decide, there are highly trained skincare specialists and makeup artists who give each customer unbiased, expert advice, across 100+ different brands, prescribing personalised beauty solutions. uk.spacenk.com

SHOPPING

MINT VELVET

NATOORA

IRIS

FEATHER & BLACK

Mint Velvet’s clothing collections are all under pinned with the relaxed glamour ethos, meaning each garment is beautifully designed to work effortlessly with the modern woman’s wardrobe. Mint Velvet uses luxury fabrics and finishes giving each garment an extra special feel.

At Natoora they believe food should be enjoyed and have built up a network of top local producers to supply you with fresh natural food, including supreme quality meat, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, along with a range of groceries. They also have a grocery home delivery service.

The distinctive way in which the Iris collections are carefully presented in store and the warm and friendly atmosphere make the shopping experience unique. Their customers are predominantly stylish women who find it more convenient to shop locally, and appreciate great quality, easy-towear fashion, kidswear and gifts.

Feather & Black offers inspirational designs for you and your family. From beds, mattresses and bed linen their collections have grown since they first began and so has their passion for helping you get the best night’s sleep all night, every night. Sweet Dreams!

mintvelvet.co.uk

natoora.co.uk

irisfashion.co.uk

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Homes for sale in Chiswick

Addison Grove, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

Price on Application

A substantial six bedroom Grade II listed semi-detached Bedford Park home with three receptions, kitchen/dining room, two bathrooms, utility room, downstairs shower room, 60’ south facing garden, roof terrace, garage and off-street parking, energy rating f. 6 F L E TC HERS Sp r ing/S u m me r 20 14


Homes for sale in Chiswick

Marlborough Road, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

ÂŁ2,900,000

A stunning, newly refurbished five bedroom Edwardian semi-detached home across four floors with a master suite with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, a further four bedrooms, large 18’ reception, a landscaped garden and off-street parking, energy rating e. S p r i ng /S u mmer 2 0 14 FLETC HER S 7


Homes for sale in Chiswick

Blenheim Road, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

£2,250,000

A substantial six bedroom semi-detached Bedford Park home with two bathrooms, two large receptions, breakfast room leading onto a kitchen and to the rear is a mature 52’ garden. The property requires modernisation and has no onward chain, energy rating f.

Mayfield Avenue, W4

£2,000,000

A substantial semi-detached four double bedroom Victorian property with three bath/shower rooms, a through reception, extended kitchen/dining room, downstairs WC and cellar and to the rear of the property is an attractive 40’ west facing garden, energy rating e. 8 F L E TCHERS Sp r ing/S u m me r 20 14


Homes for sale in Chiswick

Blandford Road, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

ÂŁ850,000

A beautifully presented two double bedroom split-level conversion flat arranged over the first and top floor of an attractive Edwardian home with mezzanine kitchen/diner overlooking a large reception room, energy rating e.

Oakbrook, W6

ÂŁ800,000

A beautifully presented two bedroom split level conversion in this highly sought after Grade II listed development with an open-plan kitchen/ reception, two en-suite bath/shower rooms, balcony, communal gardens and allocated off-street parking, energy rating e. S p r i ng /S u mmer 2 0 14 FLETC HER S 9


Homes for sale in Chiswick

Kent Road, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

£1,100,000 Ivy Crescent, W4

A stunning newly refurbished four double bedroom Edwardian home with two receptions, full width kitchen extension and an attractive 30’ south facing garden, energy rating e.

Vitae, W6

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A beautifully presented three bedroom period home with a large through reception, kitchen/dining room, west facing garden and potential to extend (STP), energy rating d.

£775,000 Silver Crescent, W4

A beautifully presented two double bedroom modern flat with two bathrooms, large open-plan kitchen/reception, two balconies and there is off-street parking for one car. No onward chain, energy rating c.

£825,000

£775,000

A two double bedroom first and second floor Victorian maisonette with a large kitchen, reception and recently fitted bathroom with its own entrance, energy rating d.


Homes for sale in Chiswick

Troubridge Court, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

£775,000 Upham Park Road, W4

£750,000

This well-presented, spacious two double bedroom, two bathroom A three bedroom split-level Victorian maisonette on a quiet cul-demodern flat with communal gardens includes allocated underground sac, with an open-plan kitchen/reception, shower room and an parking off Chiswick High Road with no onward chain, energy rating b. official roof terrace, energy rating e.

Dale Street, W4

£499,950 Sutton Court Road, W4

A one double bedroom ground floor garden flat with a larger than average reception, kitchen, walk-in shower room and attractive garden with side access, energy rating d.

£399,950

A charming one bedroom top floor Victorian conversion with a double bedroom, bathroom, open-plan kitchen/reception and a communal garden. No onward chain, energy rating d.

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Sold

Priory Avenue, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

Fairfax Road, W4

Sold

Sold

This attractive six bedroom Grade II listed detached family home requiring modernisation with five bath/shower rooms, two receptions rooms and a kitchen/dining room with a south east facing garden and double garage was successfully sold for over the asking price.

An attractive family home in the heart of Bedford Park with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two grand reception rooms, cellar with utility room and rear garden was successfully sold by Fletchers for ÂŁ145,000 more than the competing agent.

Homefield Road, W4

Vaughan Avenue, W6

Sold

Sold

This substantial and beautifully presented five double bedroom semi-detached Edwardian home with three bath/shower rooms, a large extension on the ground floor and a west facing garden was sold by Fletchers for over the asking price.

A five double bedroom Edwardian semi-detached family home with three bath/shower rooms, two receptions, large open-plan kitchen/ dining room and a landscaped garden was sold after a successful marketing campaign.

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Sold

Grosvenor Road, W4

Chiswick sales 020 8987 3000

Binden Road, W12

Sold

Sold

This four/five bedroom Edwardian home which has been newly refurbished with two receptions, extended kitchen/dining room, two bath/shower rooms, a 40’ south facing garden and off-street parking for two cars was successfully sold by Fletchers.

A substantial five bedroom semi-detached Victorian home requiring some modernisation with three receptions, kitchen, cellar and an attractive 60’ garden with side access and with potential to extend was successfully sold by Fletchers at the full asking price.

Whitehall Gardens, W4

Devonshire Road, W4

Sold

Sold

After receiving multiple offers, Fletchers sold this beautifully presented four double bedroom Victorian home with two bath/ shower rooms, an extended kitchen, a cellar/utility room and a 30’ grass garden with paved patio for above the asking price.

This well-presented, charming three bedroom Victorian end of terrace family home with a through reception, kitchen/dining room and 20’ garden with potential to end the kitchen and into the loft was successfully sold by Fletchers for above the asking price. S p r i ng /S u mmer 2 0 14 FL ETC HER S 1 3


SMALL GARDENS

BIG IDEAS The challenge of a city or urban garden is often limitations of space and the need to create a private and tranquil haven amongst the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. From narrow city balconies to paved backyards, Fletchers provide some great ideas for small gardens.

BOSKKE CERAMIC SKY PLANTER From £24 myhaus.com

PLANT WISELY Instead of taking up precious footage with high-maintenance beds, create a botanical feel with vertical, hanging and sky planters.

PORCELAIN HANGING PLANTER £41.99 gardenbeet.com

ZINC HANGING BALCONY PLANTER £14.50 garden-gear.co.uk

BURGON & BALL VERTI-PLANT BAGS £9.99 (pack of 2) g-l.co.uk

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FLOWER RAIL PLANTER £22.90 proidee.co.uk


BRING THE INSIDE OUTSIDE

MADRID OUTDOOR FURNITURE From £200 johnlewis.com

If you use your garden as an outdoor living room, why not style it like one? There's a wealth of well-designed outdoor furniture to choose from, plus some indoor pieces that work equally well outside. Add to the design with cushions and throws.

LAPUAN KANKURIT HARLEKIINI THROW £75 heals.co.uk

ANVERS GARDEN STORAGE BENCH £272 gardenfurnituregalaxy.co.uk

SPACE SAVING BBQs

LANTERNS From £7.99 crateandbarrel.com

Don't let space stop you from enjoying the luxury of having a BBQ. These BBQs allow you to cook up a storm whilst saving space. WEBER BABY Q1000 £178.49 bbqworld.co.uk

THE BALCONY BBQ £59.99 firebox.com

LIGHT UP Create a sense of warmth and add atmosphere by illuminating your garden with lanterns or solar lights.

LANTERN STRING LIGHTS BY DAISYHARDCASTLE £35 notonthehighstreet.com

SOLAR PATH LIGHTS £19.99 wayfair.co.uk

SIGMAFOCUS WALL HUNG BARBEQUE £930 robeys.co.uk

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Homes to let in Chiswick

Whitehall Gardens, W4

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

ÂŁ1,095pw

This Beautiful double fronted period converted house is located in the heart of Grove park only moments from Chiswick House Grounds and the River and consists of five bedrooms and two reception rooms, energy rating d. 16 F L E TCHERS Sp r ing/S u m me r 20 14


Homes to let in Chiswick

Barrowgate Road, W4

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

ÂŁ950pw

A lovely period converted house in the heart of Chiswick close to the High Road and Chiswick Park Station offering five bedrooms, two bathrooms and beautiful private garden, energy rating e. S p r i ng /S u mmer 2 0 14 FL ETC HER S 1 7


Homes to let in Chiswick

Alwyn Avenue, W4

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

ÂŁ1,350pw

A stunning four double bedroom property in the heart of Chiswick, 0.3 miles from Chiswick High Road and a short distance from Turnham Green and Chiswick Park tube stations offering wonderful accommodation throughout, energy rating d.

Quick Road, W4 A simply stunning newly refurbished three bedroom house located in the much sought after location of the Glebe Estate just off Chiswick High Road with modern eat in kitchen, energy rating b. 18 F L E TC HERS Sp r ing ing/S /S u m me r 20 14

ÂŁ650pw


Homes to let in Chiswick

Dale Street, W4

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

ÂŁ650pw

A beautiful three bedroom end of terrace house located in this desirable Road in Chiswick and only 0.2 miles from the High Road offering wood floors throughout the ground floor, downstairs WC and private garden, energy rating d.

Dale Street, W4

ÂŁ515pw

A lovely two bedroom house in the heart of the Glebe Estate, located 0.2 miles from Chiswick High Road and Turnham Green tube station. The property consists of a through reception room and fully fitted eat in kitchen, energy rating d. S p r i ng /S u mmer 2 0 14 FL ETC HER S 1 9


Homes to let in Chiswick

Cunnington Street, W4

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

£750pw Brookfield Road, W4

The property has been beautifully decorated throughout, with a lovely size living room and a bright open plan kitchen, energy rating d.

Glebe Street, W4

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A wonderfully refurbished three double bedroom house located in this sought after residential Road in Bedford Park finished to a very high standard with fully extended kitchen, energy rating c.

£550pw Chiswick Road, W4

A fabulous two bedroom house located in this quiet Road in the Glebe Estate only moments from the tube and the High Road, energy rating e.

£600pw

£550pw

A beautiful house located just off the Chiswick High Road close to all the amenities in Chiswick with original wood floors and lovely garden, energy rating d.


Homes to let in Chiswick

Flanders Mansions, W4

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

£525pw Coombe Road, W4

A simply stunning three bedroom flat located in this prestigious mansion block in Chiswick only moments from Turnham Green, energy rating d.

St Albans Avenue, W4

A stunning, newly refurbished two double bedroom maisonette located in the heart of Chiswick only moments from the High Road and Turnham Green Tube, energy rating f.

£400pw King Street, W6

A beautiful newly refurbished two bedroom property located in the heart of Turnham Green tube station. With wood floors and stunning kitchen, energy rating c.

£525pw

£395pw

A modern two double bedroom ground floor garden flat with off street parking close to Stamford Brook tube with wonderful open plan living, energy rating b.

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Let

Vitae Development, W6

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

Hadley Gardens, W4

Let

Let

A stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with off street parking and two private balconies which let within a week of being on the market to a corporate let.

A wonderful split level, three double bedroom, two bathroom property with large reception room in the heart of Chiswick that was taken on a long term company let.

Whellock Road, W4

Swanscombe Road, W4

Let

Let

A fantastic three bedroom, two bathroom family house located in the heart of the Bedford park Conservation area let to a lovely couple at asking price.

A beautiful three bedroom mid terrace house with wonderful open plan living accommodation that was a sole agency instruction and let on a long term basis.

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Let

Devonshire Road, W4

Chiswick lettings 020 8742 4100

Wilton Avenue, W4

Let

Let

A three bedroom end of terrace family house in the heart of the Glebe Estate area 0.1 miles to the High Road which let quickly to a corporate client.

A top floor split level two bedroom, two bathroom conversion flat in the centre of Chiswick let to a couple within one week of coming onto the market.

Devonshire Road, W4

Woodstock Road, W4

Let

Let

A well-presented one bedroom ground floor garden flat in the Glebe Estate area of Chiswick that let at asking price for a long term let to a professional couple.

A newly refurbished one bedroom garden flat located in a wonderful tree lined Road which was on the market with other agents and we let within a week of being instructed.

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