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Elite Exclusively ÂŁ i,ooo,ooo and Over

The Luxury Property Magazine

Winter 2013


NEW BUILD - from concept to completion

Eighteen years’ experience have earned Chigwell Construction a reputation for completing projects to time, to budget, to quality, and safely, with a further focus on the environmental impact of our activities. We adopt a friendly and collaborative approach to working with our clients which has generated a number of long-term partnerships and much repeat business. Our motto is ‘Right First Time’ for good reason. Our core activities are: • Planned refurbishment work including Decent Homes improvements, voids refurbishments and cyclical repairs. • Responsive repairs and day-to-day maintenance work including out-of-hours and emergency works.

EXTENSION - before and after

• New builds, extensions and loft conversions. We always strive to go that extra mile to exceed our clients’ expectations and this is evident not only in the KPI targets we achieve on all contracts but by the added value incentives we also deliver to clients and residents. A key factor in our success is undoubtedly the staff we employ and the only works which we choose to sub-contract are scaffolding and asbestos removal. We manage costs, safety and quality by having an in-depth knowledge of our team and their strengths, all staff being fully conversant with our policies and procedures. We currently have 188 employees including eight Gas Safe Engineers and nine NICEIC Electricians.

Chigwell Construction

EXTENSION - before, during and after

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Welcome to the winter edition of Elite magazine which coincides neatly with an upturn in market activity. We are pleased to report a substantial increase in new instructions including an excellent new development constructed by Banner Homes at Manor Road, Chigwell which will be launched throughout the autumn season with stunning and luxurious apartments backing directly onto Chigwell golf course. With many more buyers making decisions to purchase and a considerable number of vendors looking to downsize from luxury homes, market activity is returning to pre-recession levels. We have an outstanding selection of quality properties but always need more to satisfy the ever-increasing demand and we hope you will allow us the opportunity to feature your property in forthcoming editions of our ElitE magazine. Yours sincerely James lawlor

James Lawlor FNAEA Director

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Contents 3 Blooming not Booming There is no doubt that the property market is recovering at all levels and price brackets throughout the area. However any suggestion that the market is at risk of running out of control is frankly ridiculous. 4-71 Lawlors Elite A selection of the finest homes currently available in your area. 16-17 The Oak-Tree Group of Schools Matthew Hagger, Group Principal of the Oak-Tree Schools, answers questions about academic success, and the importance of families and schools working together. 24-25 Clear To be clear. 32-33 Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP Extend your existing property. 48-49 Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors Greater London leads property surge. EPC Ratings An EPC Rating gives a property an Energy Efficiency Rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and it is valid for 10 years. Lawlors have included the accurate EPC Rating for all properties featured.

INHOUSE For properties WINTER 2013

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THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY MAGAZINE IN YOUR AREA Featuring properties in Chigwell, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Woodford Green, Epping, Theydon Bois, Abridge and surrounding areas

© Lawlors Publishing 2013. All rights reserved. Reproduction is forbidden except by express permission of the publishers. The content of this magazine is believed to be correct but its accuracy is not guaranteed and it does not form part of any offer or contract. Lawlors Publishing cannot accept responsibility for any omissions or errors.

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...Blooming not Booming There is no doubt that the property market is recovering at all levels and price brackets throughout the area. However any suggestion that the market is at risk of running out of control is frankly ridiculous. This period from early September to December promises a significant improvement on last year and certainly closer to the healthy levels of transactions that will allow this recovery to be sustained. All of our offices have reported high levels of interest and have agreed many sales with chains finally being connected due to the pent-up demand that has been steadily building over the last few years. Fortunately we have been instructed on some of the best properties in the area so consequently we have been able to match buyer to seller quickly and efficiently with both sides of the transaction feeling they have achieved a good deal. This balance is not only extremely good for the recovery it is also finally allowing many buyers, who were in rented accommodation awaiting this moment, to make their decisions to purchase. Most of us accept that the Central London market acts independently of the normal marketplace because of its international appeal and this has obviously created a spike in demand particularly as it is perceived as a safe financial haven. Fortunately, because of our proximity to the City, we do receive some reflected interest, many of our clients having businesses related to the City. As a result we benefit from the London ‘feelgood factor’. We have listed five good tips which we at Lawlors believe will provide our clients with the best ways to capitalise upon this improving market. 1. LOCK INTO A FIXED RATE MORTGAGE With base rates held at 0.5% mortgage lenders are tripping over themselves to offer evermore competitive deals. NOW is the best time to lock into a really good longterm, low rate fixed mortgage deal. 2. PRICE TO SELL The temptation to increase the asking price of your property is great given the belief that the market is moving upwards

swiftly. However the reality is that buyers still need to contend with high Stamp Duty costs and associated expenses. Our advice is to price your property to sell in this market and to take advantage of the new stock that is coming onto the market to make your move go quickly and smoothly. 3. INVEST IN BUY-TO-LET PROPERTY As base rates are at an all-time low, it is very difficult to achieve a decent return on traditional investment saving schemes. Therefore investment in property for rental should be a number one priority. Despite the Government’s best efforts to increase the housing stock it will take a number of years, if ever, for the supply of housing to keep up with demand. We therefore feel it is a pretty safe bet that, if you have a good property available to rent, it is more than likely going to increase in value and give a good return. 4. HELP YOUR CHILDREN ONTO THE PROPERTY LADDER Although the Government has introduced a number of schemes to help first-time buyers, it is inevitable that most first-timers will require further financial assistance. Although it is up to each parent to decide how much they can do to help their children, there are various tax advantages to gifting as well as lending money to children to get them on the ladder. One thing is for sure and that is that the long-term prospect of property values is upwards and this is a golden opportunity to get on the ladder with interest rates held so low. 5. TALK TO LAWLORS PROPERTY SERVICES Make sure you discuss all of your moving options with our experts. With our wealth of local experience over many years there are very few situations we haven’t already dealt with. We have the skills to make your moving dreams come true.

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Alderton Hill Loughton

ÂŁ3,000,000 OIRO Sole Agency

An exceptional Tudor style detached residence with a wide frontage and extensive gardens in a premier location within walking distance of the Central Line and local facilities. The property comprises of elegant entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, study, family room with double patio doors onto the rear garden patio, dining room, drawing room family/playroom, indoor heated swimming pool with shower and changing rooms. The first floor comprises of master bedroom with dressing area, walk in wardrobes and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom offers an en suite bathroom with steam room shower and Jacuzzi bath. Bedroom three also has an en suite and there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. A major feature of this stunning residence is the immaculate garden.

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Manor Road Chigwell

ÂŁ1,950,000 Sole Agency

Located on one of Chigwell’s most prestigious roads this stunning traditional family residence has been lovingly maintained by the current owners. Property benefits include: a spacious entrance hall which allows access to a large formal reception room with three double patio doors that lead onto the rear garden, family TV room, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room with patio doors, utility room and downstairs cloakroom. The first floor comprises of a master bedroom with en suite, four further bedrooms and family bathroom. Chigwell Golf Course is a beautiful back drop for the 190ft rear garden that has an abundance of mature trees and shrubs. The property boasts a 95ft frontage with sweeping carriage driveway and double garage set behind electric gates.

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New Farm Drive Abridge

ÂŁ1,425,000 An exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase a stunning barn conversion which has the most spectacular far reaching views. On entering this stylish home there is an elegant spacious vaulted reception hall, cloakroom, fully fitted study which could also be used as a family TV room, Urban Myth kitchen/ breakfast room with bi-folding doors leading to the rear garden, formal reception room with log burner and bi-folding doors that also lead to a large garden patio. The first floor offers a vaulted master bedroom suite with en suite dressing room and stylish en suite bathroom that also includes a large shower and his and hers sinks. This bedroom has the most picturesque views over the garden. There are two double bedrooms which also benefit from having en suite shower rooms, a further double bedroom and a spacious family bathroom.

EPC - C 9

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LUXURY LIVING IN A DESIRABLE LOCATION

COMING SOON THE REGENCY APARTMENTS, MANOR ROAD, CHIGWELL, IG7 5PW A premier address with stunning views over the golf course An exclusive collection of just ten exceptionally spacious two and three bedroom apartments. Ranging from 1,192 sq ft to just over 3,000 sq ft, all featuring superb specification, basement parking and a balcony or terrace. The enviable position backing onto prestigious Chigwell Golf Club offers stunning views, whilst the sought-after location is within half an hour of the City.

Register now for details Selling agent

CGI shows The Regency Apartments. Photography shows a similar Banner Homes development and the views over the golf course.

Take a closer look Call 0845 899 0572 or visit the-regency-apartments.co.uk

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Woodside Road Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,150,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this charming family residence which has been exceptionally well maintained by the current vendor. The property is located within this idyllic location backing on to Woodford golf course. Property benefits: reception hall, cloakroom, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances, separate utility room, bright and airy living room with triple double doors leading out to the terrace with stunning views over the manicured garden and family room/dining room. On the first floor there is an elegant master bedroom suite with luxurious en suite bathroom with the most delightful far reaching views, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom on the second floor there is another large bedroom and steam/shower room.

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MILLBROOK, MANOR RD CHIGWELL

£1,100,000 SOLE AGENCY

This stunning apartment is truly a rare find. The elegant, well portioned accommodation is arranged over two apartments. Property benefits include: spacious reception hall, cloakroom, utility room, modern fully fitted kitchen leading to a bright and airy family room which has a door leading to the balcony. There is a formal dining room which also has a door leading to the balcony. Further accommodation includes a study, formal living room with door leading to a balcony, four double bedrooms with luxurious en suite to the master and further family bathroom with separate wc. The extensive communal grounds are immaculately landscaped and laid to lawn and planted with a wide variety of mature shrubs, plants and trees.

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The Oak-Tree Schools

Matthew Hagger, Group Principal of the Oak-Tree Schools, answers questions about academic success, and the importance of families and schools working together. What was new last year and what plans are coming up? Science features heavily on the curriculum, so last year we upgraded Normanhurst’s main Science Lab and this summer we will be upgrading the Science areas at Oaklands and Coopersale Hall. Oaklands had a new library at Easter, and both Oaklands and Normanhurst will benefit from Kindergarten refurbishments over the summer. Coopersale Hall has recently had a new nature reserve. We constantly review the education on offer and are always expanding the enormous choice of before and after school activities at all three schools.

Claire Osborn, Headmistress, Normanhurst School, Cheryl Macnair, Headmistress, Oaklands School, Kaye Lovejoy, Headmistress, Coopersale Hall School, Matthew Hagger, Group Principal, Oak-Tree Group of Schools.

The Oak-Tree Schools comprise Normanhurst School in North Chingford, Coopersale Hall School, just 2 minutes from Epping High Street and Oaklands School, long established as the leading prep school in Loughton.

How does being a group of schools benefit pupils and parents? The three schools together have around 750 pupils and 220 members of staff. This means we can share best practice and good ideas more readily. We hold regular combined events, such as the September Year 3 camp night, Autumn Term Art Exhibition, and Spring Term Music Festival. These offer excellent opportunities for the pupils and help to bring the schools together.

How do your schools perform academically? At our two prep schools Coopersale Hall and Oaklands, we prepare children for entrance exams to a wide variety of schools at 11+. Most get their first choice of school, whether selective or state. This year many Year 6 children have been spoilt for choice! At Normanhurst, our students sit GCSEs at age 16 and they consistently perform extremely well. Small class sizes allow more individual attention.

How useful are Inspection Reports for parents? Being inspected by a team of fellow professionals is challenging, particularly as we are given only 5 days’ notice of a visit. This means we have to be ready all year round and so are constantly developing our education and all three schools regularly gain ‘outstanding’ and ‘excellent’ comments at. Parents should read inspection reports in detail as an independent review is invaluable for judging a school’s performance.

How do you keep in touch with what parents want from their children’s school? We tend to send out a parent survey every few years. Spring Term’s survey showed that the overwhelming majority are delighted with each school and their children’s progress.

Where constructive ideas for further development have been made,

these have been implemented very quickly. Each Headmistress and I have held informal coffee mornings for each year group this academic year, which have been incredibly useful to chat openly and listen to feedback.

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Can prospective families see your schools in more detail? Although our official Open Days are in October and March each year, prospective families are welcome to arrange a private tour with the Headmistress at any time. Competition for places is high so early registration is essential.

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Millers Lane Chigwell

ÂŁpoa Sole Agency

A stunning award-winning barn conversion which has recently been the subject of a major refurbishment programme. Property benefits include: spacious reception hall, recently fitted bespoke fitted kitchen complete with Aga, utility room, bright and airy orangery, vaulted main reception, games room, mezzanine level study, two cloakrooms, four double bedrooms with en suite dressing area and bathroom to the master and family bathroom. Externally the property is approached via electric gates leading to a substantial block paved driveway providing off-street parking for numerous vehicles. There is also a detached garage block - part of which has been converted into a working office. The attractive grounds of approximately seven and half acres are exceptionally well maintained and there is also a delightful private courtyard garden ideal for al-fresco entertaining.

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Theydon Mount Epping

ÂŁ2,300,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this exceptionally spacious residence situated within the sought after Hamlet of Theydon Mount. The property has been substantially extended and remodelled over recent years to suit the needs of the current vendor. The spacious accommodation comprises of: modern fitted kitchen, morning room, utility room, cloakroom, sitting room, sun room, dining room, study, vaulted entertainments room, six double bedrooms - three with en suite facilities and family bathroom. There is a substantial detached barn comprising of garaging, indoor pool complex, gymnasium and changing room. We strongly recommend an immediate internal viewing as it is rare for properties of this calibre to enter the open market.

EPC - E

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Gravel Lane Chigwell

ÂŁ2,995,000 Sole Agency

This grand Victorian mansion with historical links to the 17th century was remodelled in the 1860s and has been carefully renovated to provide a wealth of magnificent accommodation with an air of grandeur. The beautiful Parquet flooring and leaded windows grace stately reception rooms and the sweeping staircase in the reception hall leads to nine extensive bedrooms over two floors. Most of the reception rooms have open fireplaces and a beautiful historic Chapel has been converted to provide a delightful recreation room. Snug sitting rooms and alcoves and private areas offer ample space for privacy within such a grand home.

EPC - E

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Manor Road Chigwell

ÂŁ2,250,000 Sole Agency

Situated within a commanding position on the prestigious Manor Road lies this character family residence. The property benefits from many characteristics of the period such as solid oak styling throughout, and many other fine details. Property benefits include: kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, study, dining room, living room, seven bedrooms arranged over two floors and family bathroom. The property has an approximate frontage of 100ft and offers other fine benefits including swimming pool and a spectacular landscaped rear garden with stunning views overlooking the exquisite Chigwell Golf Club.

EPC - D

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To be To be Shortlisted for The Sunday Times British Homes Awards with the category ‘Conversion, Restoration and Refurbishment’ for our project Coborn House; is a truly momentous achievement for the practice. Coborn House showcases the unique creativity of clear. We don’t just accept, we stretch and push the boundaries providing our clients with designs beyond their expectations. clear. understands the importance of space and Coborn House examples our desire to design ‘inside and out’ perspective. The creation of a hidden terrace within the existing roof form provided external space beyond the original footprint and being within the London geographic; we understood how valuable this space would be both practically as well as financially. Internally we enhanced the buildings main structural features creating exhilarating spaces with precision detail.

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architecture interiors

We take enormous pride in our work and welcomed the opportunity in August last year to create a new annexe for Haven House Children’s Hospice. Honoured to be invited to work on such an important and meaningful project we have continued to push the boundaries of possibility.

To take advantage of The Department of Health funding has demanded strict design and time constraints. To design, secure planning permission and complete the build all within in a twelve month period to qualify; has been challenging beyond belief Our understanding and obsession of working spaces to their maximum potential; but we feel a euphoric sense of achievement enabled us to complete this project not only complying with the requirements set that we architecturally but with the highest quality of have finally started on site. interior and lighting design. The annexe will truly change the hospices’ operational life, enhancing the child care We believe our acknowledgement for this all able to be realised with the help of project reflects our unique working ethos. manufacturers /suppliers and the contractor We are uncompromising in our pursuit Mason Construction; this building will truly be for new and exciting designs; driven by delivering outstandingly creative schemes to a project to be proud of. perfection.

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Following a successful year we have been inundated with exciting project opportunities, both residential and commercial. The conversion and development of a large site in East London into a new office development forms our next challenge, as well as other exciting and innovative new build and regeneration/ refurbishment projects. All providing us to with the opportunity to continue to develop and evolve. Design is everything! That may sound strange and obvious but many buildings fail to have design at all! We are a practice that is clear. Our thought, understanding, originality, creativity, passion and dedication is what makes us unique.

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High Ongar Ongar

ÂŁ2,350,000 We are pleased to offer this elegant country residence which was the subject of a major refurbishment programme finished to the exacting standards of the current owner. Property benefits comprises of : stunning open plan kitchen/ dining room/family room with adjoining TV room, study, music room, dining room, utility room, ground floor shower room, five spacious bedrooms, family bathroom and separate cloakroom. Within the grounds there is a detached one bedroom guest house, triple garage, 76ft detached Essex barn and a further 84ft detached barn on within delightful grounds of approx 3 acres.

EPC - E

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Chigwell Grange Chigwell

ÂŁ2,450,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this exceptional family residence situated within this gated environment. This superb property comprises of flexible accommodation arranged over four floors. On the ground floor there is a spacious entrance hall, cloakroom, stunning open plan kitchen/dining/family room with views over the garden, formal dining room, living room and plant room. The lower ground floor has been designed as a gym with steam and shower room, a fabulous entertainment room complete with bar and a utility room. On the first floor there is an opulent master bedroom suite with walk in wardrobe and luxurious en suite bathroom and three further double bedroom suites. On the second floor there are two further double bedroom suites.

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Thornwood Road Epping

ÂŁ1,500,000 Sole Agency

The current vendors have extended and upgraded this stunning family home to an exceptionally high standard that facilitates today’s modern living. The property comprises of a large entrance hall with featured fire place, formal reception room, second reception room, orangery, kitchen/ dining room/family TV area with bi-folding doors that open out to far reaching countryside views, utility room and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor there are five double bedrooms two with en suites and family bathroom. The property has extensive grounds with a detached barn that is currently being used as a gym and to the front of the property there is a large drive way set behind electric gates. There are a number of outer buildings that offer change of use subject to the usual planning permission.

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Extend your existing property In times of a stagnant economy, where many of us cannot afford to move up the property ladder, an attractive alternative for homeowners is to extend their existing properties, making full use of the available land. For commercial developers, property that is either sitting vacant or undeveloped can be a significant financial burden...

The ability of both homeowners and developers to use their property as they wish is subject to the planning rules and policies imposed by both national and local government. The origins of the UK planning system, as it exists today, can be traced back to concerns developed during the half century leading up to the Second World War over increasing pollution and urban sprawl. In 1947 the first of the Town and Country Planning Acts was passed, which required all proposals, with a few exclusions, to secure planning permission from the local authority. Whilst few would doubt the necessity of a system controlling the advancement of development, an inconvenient consequence of such controls is that, in times of economic hardship, they can stunt the growth that could otherwise flow from a liberalised planning system. The current coalition government were all too aware of this when taking office and in the Chancellor’s budget of 2011 it was announced that changes relaxing some of the restrictions imposed by the planning rules would be introduced. Following much consultation, a new Permitted Development Order came into force on 30 May 2013. “Permitted development” is development that is deemed automatically to be granted planning permission without the requirement for a full express application to the local planning authority, although there may be other requirements imposed by the planning authority that are prerequisites to such development taking place. The new permitted development Order - the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013 to give the full title – has increased permitted development in a number of areas and is intended to boost the economy by reducing the burden of the planning system on businesses and householders.

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For householders, the permitted depth of a single-storey rear extension (not exceeding 4m in height) has increased from 4m to 8m for a detached house, and from 3m to 6m for all other houses. For extensions that fall between the former and the new limits, a “prior approval” procedure must be followed. The householder must notify the local planning authority before starting development, which will in turn notify the neighbouring properties. If the neighbours object, the planning authority will determine whether the extension’s impact would be unacceptable to the amenity of the adjoining properties. Of more interest to commercial landowners, a change of use of a building from offices to a dwelling house is permitted without the need for express planning permission. This right is limited for a period of 3 years from the commencement of the new rules and will not apply to buildings for which other commercial permissions currently exist, such as industrial or storage units. As further limitation, express planning permission will still be required for any physical works required to the exterior of the property, and the building must have been used as an office before the new rules came into force (to prevent developers from building offices with the intention of side-stepping the requirements for residential planning permission). As with the new householder permitted development, a “prior approval”

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process is in place. The local planning authority must be given notification of the proposed change of use, and may consider matters such as transport and highways in deciding whether or not prior approval is required. Prior to the commencement of this new right, a number of local planning authorities applied to be “exempt” from this new permitted change of use. These exemptions were mainly granted to London Boroughs, for which tight planning control, it was argued, is key. The perhaps obvious concern of this permitted change of use is that it will result in the erosion of office premises, with individuals being housed in unsuitable locations. The government’s argument is that the loss of commercial units will be outweighed by the benefit of increased housing, and has sought to address any unsuitability via the prior approval process. The government hopes that these planning changes will have a significant and positive impact upon the provision of housing, construction and the economy generally. Time will no doubt tell whether this is indeed the case. At Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP we specialise in dealing with both residential and commercial property matters. Whatever your property aims or concerns may be, we shall be delighted to assist. We have offices in Epping and Loughton (details below) but can also visit you at your home or office.

Resolving your legal problems Our legal services include

Employment Commercial Disputes Litigation

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John M E Jones Partner

Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP 181 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BQ (Offices above the Barclays Bank) 106-108 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4HN (Offices above the Nationwide Building Society)

Whichever office you would like to use please call 01992 578 642.

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For further details please contact:

John Worby 181 High Street, Epping Essex CM16 4BQ

John Jones 106-108 High Road, Loughton Essex IG10 4HN

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Gaynes Park Mansions

ÂŁ1,500,000 A simply stunning show apartment offering breathtaking views over the landscaped grounds of 10 acres and tranquil lake. This particular apartment is one of seven luxurious apartments set within this grade two listed mansion which has been converted under the auspices of English heritage. Property benefits of this unit includes: spacious kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, magnificent open plan drawing room/dining room with split level study area in addition to two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Externally the property benefits from a double garage, a fully equipped gym and the apartment has the benefit of a concierge service on site.

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Bracken Drive Chigwell

ÂŁ1,695,000 Sole Agency

An executive family residence situated in what is regarded as one of Chigwell’s premier roads. The property has been built to the highest specification throughout which can only be fully appreciated by an internal viewing. This spacious residence offers an abundance of accommodation arranged over two floors and comprises of: stunning reception hall, spacious kitchen/dining area/family room, utility room, cloakroom, living room, play room, five double bedrooms - two with en suite facilities and family bathroom. Externally there is a carriage driveway providing off street parking for several vehicles whilst in the rear garden there is a large patio area and heated swimming pool surrounded by decking.

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Copped Hall Epping

ÂŁ1,635,000 Sole Agency

A stunning barn conversion that has been meticulously maintained and improved by the current vendors. This executive family residence is situated within the prestigious gated Copped Hall Estate. An internal viewing comes recommended to appreciate the quality of fittings and spaciousness of accommodation on offer. Property benefits include: fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, vaulted drawing room open plan to dining room, music room, conservatory, TV room, study, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. The property is set behind electric gates affording total privacy whilst the rear garden has been tastefully planted and also incorporates various water features.

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Albion Hill Loughton

ÂŁ1,475,000 Sole Agency

A stunning family home that is within walking distance to the Central Line, schools and the High Road. The property has been renovated by the current owners to an exceptionally high standard and offers: a spacious entrance hall, cloakroom, bespoke kitchen/diner with patio doors onto the garden, sitting room with patio doors onto the rear garden, drawing room and reception room. The first floor comprises of a master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, large second bedroom with en suite shower room, three further double bedrooms and family bathroom. The large basement is currently being used as an entertainment room and has an en suite shower room and could therefore be utilised as a sixth bedroom instead. There is direct internal access into the double garage from the basement.

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Stradbroke Drive Chigwell

ÂŁ1,495,000 Sole Agency

A luxurious five bedroom detached family residence situated within the prestigious Stradbroke Drive, Chigwell. The property benefits from being recently refurbished to an extremely high standard having three downstairs reception areas, beautifully decorated kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, downstairs cloakroom, five double bedrooms, two with en suite facilities, two further family bathrooms and an integrated entertainment system. Externally the property also benefits from having a beautiful block paved carriage driveway, integral garage and extensive patio area leading to delightful rear garden.

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Most parents would agree that girls and boys respond differently when given instrucons by adults. At Braeside School we believe, and research has shown, that girls thrive, on every level, when they aend a single sex school. Choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the most important decisions you have to make. Braeside School takes the trust that parents place in them very seriously. Small class sizes and individual aenon in a secure and

stable environment enable our girls to reach their potenal both educaonally and personally. If you feel that your daughter deserves the care and aenon available to her in a school that combines tradional values and high standards of discipline with excellent teaching please contact us to enquire as to the availability of places, arrange a visit or to discuss your individual requirements. GCSE Results August 2013 — 32% of all grades aained were awarded at A* or A

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Traps Hill Loughton

ÂŁ1,525,000 Sole Agency

A rare opportunity to purchase this character residence situated in this premier residential road with exceptional far reaching views over Loughton. The current vendors have obtained planning permission EPF/0378/12 to further extend the already spacious accommodation which is arranged over three floors. Currently the property comprises of: entrance hall, modern kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, three receptions, conservatory – six bedrooms arranged over two floors with en suite to the master and family bathroom. Externally the property occupies a 80ft frontage and there are two garages and abundance of off street parking. A particular feature of this property is the mature landscaped rear garden which has a wealth of plants, shrubs and trees.

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Tomswood Road Chigwell

ÂŁ1,395,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this attractive executive residence situated on this ever popular residential road in Chigwell. Property benefits on the ground floor include: entrance hall with tiled flooring, kitchen/breakfast room with adjacent utility room, cloakroom, open plan drawing room leading into formal dining room, family room that has access to separate staircase leading to self-contained annexe that comprises of double bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing area. On the first floor the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and balcony, three further double bedrooms and family bathroom.

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Stanmore Way Loughton

ÂŁpoa Sole Agency

Located in the prestigious Goldings Manor area of North Loughton is this beautiful family residence that offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. The ground floor comprises of: large entrance porch with double doors leading into main hall, downstairs cloakroom, spacious kitchen/ breakfast bar with Miele appliances, part under floor heating, utility room, dining room with patio doors leading onto rear patio garden, family TV room and drawing room with attractive wood burner fireplace and wide bay window that overlooks the stunning rear garden. The first floor offers master bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom, double bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms and large family bathroom.

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Broadstrood Loughton

ÂŁ1,389,000 We are pleased to offer this spacious recently extended contemporary property which has been finished to the exacting standards of the current vendor. The property has been completed to an exceptionally high standard throughout and comprises of: stunning entrance hall, cloakroom, spacious kitchen/ breakfast room with bi-folding doors onto the garden, utility room, spacious drawing room and dining room. The first floor offers a large master bedroom en suite, two further double bedrooms with en suite facilities, two additional bedrooms and family bathroom.

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Mornington Road Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,325,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this delightful family residence located within this peaceful cul-de-sac location. The property offers considerable potential to extends to the right hand side and there is also the possibility of converting the loft. Currently the charming interior comprises of : entrance hall, traditional county style kitchen with adjacent breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, living room, dining room and orangery. The first floor comprises of four double bedrooms - with en suite facilities to two bedrooms and family bathroom. The property is ideally located for Bancroft and Trinity schools.

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Chigwell Rise Chigwell

ÂŁ1,300,000 A stunning detached family Chigwell residence that has been completely renovated to an extremely high standard by the current owners. located within walking distance to the station, Chigwell school and local shops the property comprises of spacious entrance hall, cloakroom, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with patio doors leading onto the rear garden patio, utility room, family TV room, living/dining room with patio doors onto the rear garden patio, access to the internal garage and plant room. The first floor offers master bedroom with dressing room, en suite bathroom and has been designed with double French doors that allow far reaching views of the secluded garden. There are four further double bedrooms that all offer en suite facilities.

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Upper Park Loughton

ÂŁ1,450,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this impressive executive family residence situated on this ever popular residential road. Property benefits on the ground floor include: impressive reception hall, spacious kitchen/ breakfast room with adjoining utility room, ground floor cloakroom, double aspect living room with double doors leading out to the patio, exceptionally spacious formal dining room which is ideal for entertaining and family room. On the first floor there is a galleried landing, five double bedrooms with en suite to the master and family bathroom.

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Building Society said its data showed that the house price gap between London and the rest of the UK was wider than ever. In late August, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said that total house purchase lending in London during the second quarter had been boosted by the increased lending to first-time buyers and showed a rise of 18% compared to the same quarter in 2012. Prices in the Home Counties and beyond tend to benefit as the London effect ripples outwards. Indeed, the CML recently noted that the more positive housing and mortgage market sentiment and activity were no longer restricted to London and the Southeast. This wider improvement must be good for UK population mobility and the ongoing outlook for Greater London, Hertfordshire and Essex properties. Demand looks likely to remain strong for substantial homes on the fringes of London that have good access to the motorway network, including M11/M25, and the Tube system, notably the Central Line serving desirable residential areas such as Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Loughton and Epping. Research has consistently found buyers willing to pay a premium price for quality property in easy reach of a Tube station, both for their own commuting convenience and for access by their domestic helpers from less expensive areas. Please contact me if you would like legal advice on buying or selling a home. Peter Westbrook Residential Property Partner 01279 638819 peter.westbrook@attwaters.co.uk

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SpareleaZe Hill Loughton

ÂŁ1,295,000 Sole Agency

Situated in one of Loughton’s most sought after tree lined roads this beautifully maintained traditional detached residence is within walking distance to the Central Line, schools and High Street. The property comprises of: spacious entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom, kitchen/family breakfast room, utility, dining room with patio doors onto the rear garden patio and large formal reception room with central fireplace and doors onto the rear garden patio. The first floor offers a spacious master bedroom with recessed air conditioning and door leading to adjoining double bedroom/en suite shower/dressing room, double bedroom with shower cubicle, further bedroom and family bathroom.

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Clarence Gate Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,295,000 Sole Agency

An executive five bedroom detached residence situated within the prestigious Repton Park Development. The property is offered CHAIN FREE. Property benefits of this property include spacious reception hall, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, living room, dining room, study, five bedrooms two with en suite facilities and family bathroom. One of the prime features of this stunning property is the landscaped rear garden which is one of the biggest in the development and has been planted with a wide variety of shrubs, plants and trees. To front of the property there is off street parking and a detached double garage with electric up and over door, power and light.

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Meadow Way Chigwell

ÂŁ1,295,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this beautiful traditional Chigwell residence that is situated within the Courtlands Estate. Property benefits include: spacious modern kitchen, utility room, ground floor cloakroom, family room leading to dining room, formal lounge with door leading to fully fitted study. The first floor comprises of four double bedrooms with en suite facilities to two of the bedrooms and luxury family bathroom. The property is within walking distance to The Central Line station with its transport links to the City and the West End and the shopping facilities of the local parade.

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High Road Loughton

ÂŁ1,295,000 Sole Agency

Rare opportunity to purchase this stunning spacious Victorian family residence that has been renovated by the current owners who have retained many of the original internal features. The property is within easy walking distance to the Central line and all the local amenities and offers a beautiful entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, storage room, living room, dining room, family reception room/study, and large family entertainment room with additional cloakroom. The first floor comprises of master bedroom with walk in dressing room and en suite bathroom, two double bedrooms and family bathroom. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms, cloakroom and two large storage areas to the eaves.

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Rye Hill Epping

ÂŁ1,250,000 Sole Agency

A delightful character residence situated in this desirable semi rural location with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. This exceptional Georgian residence with later additions has been considerably updated and extended by the current vendor to provide a home of exceptional character and charm - yet affords the possibility of further enlargement subject to usual planning conditions as there are three substantial barns within the landscaped grounds including duck pond. Property benefits include: kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, utility room, cellar, open plan main reception, further l-shaped reception room, study area, music area, dining room and garden room. On the first floor there are five bedrooms with en suite to the master and family bathroom.

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High Road Chigwell

ÂŁ3,850,000 Sole Agency

Magnificent detached executive residence discreetly situated behind electric gates within the exclusive Rolls Park area of Chigwell. This individually crafted home is decorated in a contemporary style and we strongly recommend an internal viewing. Property benefits include: stunning reception hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, six double bedrooms with en suite dressing room and bathroom to the master and two further family bathrooms. The property also boasts a detached games room over garage block. Externally the grounds have been beautifully landscaped and are ideal for outdoor entertaining.

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Forest Lane Chigwell

£poa This beautiful Chigwell residence that has been lovingly designed and built to an exceptionally high standard by the current owners. Located on one of Chigwell’s most sought after roads - the property has uninterrupted views over Chigwell Golf Course. The large double front doors open onto a spacious entrance hall that is enhanced by a central wooden staircase with storage that gives access to 29ft kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading onto the rear garden patio, cloakroom, study, family TV room, dining room with double doors that lead into the splendid drawing room. On the first and second floors there are six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The rear garden measures 127ft and backs directly onto Chigwell Golf Course. The property also boasts a 70ft frontage including carriage driveway.

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Tycehurst Hill Loughton

ÂŁ1,200,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this stunning detached residence situated within this sought after location. The property is ideally located for access to the Central line with its transport links to the City and the West End and the fashionable boutiques, eateries and bars of the High Road. Property benefits on the ground floor include: modern fully integrated kitchen with steps leading down to a double height open plan living room/dining room with spectacular views over the rear garden, formal lounge, utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms – two with en suite facilities and family bathrooms whilst on the second floor there is a further bedroom with en suite. The rear garden measures 80ft and includes a superb terrace for entertaining.

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Brook Rise Chigwell

ÂŁ1,200,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this substantial five bedroom detached residence situated in this sought after location within walking distance of the prestigious local parade, amenities and Chigwell’s Central Line station. The property offers three receptions, recently extended kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, master bedroom with en suite dressing room and bathroom, four further bedrooms and family bathroom. to the front of the property there is a carriage driveway with off street parking for numerous vehicles and allowing access to the integral garage.

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Gardeners Barn & The Boothy Flux’s Lane, Epping

ÂŁ1,700,000 Sole Agency

A truly impressive Grade II listed barn conversion which offers a wealth of accommodation arranged over two properties. The main residence comprises of: entrance porch leading into stunning Vaulted Great Room which is the hub of the home, drawing room, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, shower room, three double ground floor bedrooms, delightful galleried landing incorporating study area and impressive master bedroom suite which has an en suite dressing room and bathroom. Attached to Gardeners Barn is The Booty which is totally self contained at present but can easily be amalgamated into one single dwelling by gaining access from The Great Room into The Boothy through the ground floor shower room. A potential purchaser could then have three additional bedrooms, a bathroom and two further receptions.

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Daleside Gardens Chigwell

ÂŁ1,195,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this beautiful traditional Chigwell residence that is situated within the Courtlands Estate. Property benefits include: large modern kitchen/diner with patio doors leading onto rear garden patio, utility room, ground floor shower/cloakroom, sitting room and formal lounge with double doors opening onto the private rear garden. There is a central media system providing sound to five rooms. The first floor comprises of master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and spacious en-suite, four further double bedrooms and newly fitted spacious family bathroom. The property is within walking distance to the station, all local amenities and is offered chain free.

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Lee Grove Chigwell

ÂŁ1,100,000 An exceptionally attractive seven bedroom detached residence situated in a prime position within Chigwell and ideally located for the popular local schools, the shopping facilities of the local parade and the Central Line with its transport link to the City and West End. Property benefits on the ground floor include: living room with views over garden, dining room, family room, spacious kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms - two with en suite facilities and family bathroom whilst on the second floor there are three further bedrooms and a shower room. Externally there is off street parking to the front leading to the detached garage whilst the rear garden which measures 107ft is laid to lawn with patio area.

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Church Lane Loughton

ÂŁ1,100,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this delightful four bedroom executive property situated on this sought after residential road. The property has recently been decorated to the uncompromising standards of the current vendor. Property benefits include: entrance hall, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room leading to sitting room, double aspect formal reception, cloakroom, four double bedrooms with en suite to master and family bathroom. The property also has a secluded rear garden whilst there is off street parking to the front and integral garage.

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Church Lane Abridge

ÂŁ1,950,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer as sole agents this exceptional property located at the end of this private road in this semi-rural location. The property is set in immaculate landscaped grounds of approx 3 acres. The flexible accommodation comprises of: stunning kitchen, cloakroom, dining room, vaulted sitting room with far reaching views, family room, conservatory, three bedrooms, single bedroom, two bathrooms, games room, gym and garage. The stunning grounds offer exceptional views to the rear which can only be fully appreciated by viewing.

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Mornington Road Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,250,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this delightful character property which has recently been the subject of a major refurbishment programme. The property is located within this sought after cul-de-sac location and is ideally situated for the sought after local schools. Property benefits include: spacious kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, cloakroom, utility room, four bedrooms two with en suite facilities and family bathroom. Externally the rear garden comprises of patio area with remainder laid to lawn.

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Ollards Grove Loughton

ÂŁ1,195,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this charming family property located in a prime position at the top of the hill yet within walking distance of shopping facilities, underground and forest. Property benefits include: entrance hall, spacious kitchen breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, three receptions plus study, five bedrooms with en suite bathroom to the master and family bathroom. The property also offers the potential for further enlargement subject to usual planning conditions.

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Grovewood Place Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,050,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this spacious five bedroom executive residence situated within this sought after development. Property benefits of this delightful property include: entrance hall, cloakroom, fitted kitchen with adjacent utility room, double aspect living room, dining room, family room, five bedrooms - two with en suite facilities and family bathroom. The property also boasts an attached double garage and to the rear of the property there is parking for several vehicles the rear garden comprises of a patio area with remainder laid to lawn.

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The Green Theydon Bois

ÂŁ1,695,000 Sole Agency

This charming property is discreetly set behind electric gates in this peaceful cul de sac and backs onto Theydon Bois Cricket pitch and tennis club. The already spacious accommodation offers the potential to further extend subject to usual planning conditions. Currently the property comprises of: spacious entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room, dining room, family room, study, four double bedrooms - three with en suite facilities and family bathroom. The property boasts an attached triple garage and carriage driveway.

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Alderton Hill Loughton

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We are pleased to offer this spacious residence situated on what is widely regarded as the area’s premier residential road. The property is offered with the benefit of the owner having obtained planning permission for a substantial extension Ref: EPF/1688/11 and is ideally located for access to the Central line with its transport links to The City and West End and the shopping facilities of the local High Road with its array of fashionable boutiques and eateries. Property benefits include: spacious reception hall, newly fitted kitchen, utility room, dining room, sitting room, family/games room, study, cloakroom, spacious landing, seven bedrooms arranged over two floors with en suites to master and family bathroom.

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