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Beautiful Victorian home has been re-designed to incorporate many stylish Art Deco features – Page 3

Bring the summer into your house with Med-inspired ideas

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Saturday, August 4, 2012



... to home improvement

Greener, cleaner way to warm home

Summer is the perfect time to consider fitting an air source heat pump, says Julia Gray

IF YOU want to make your home greener and cleaner, an air source heat pump could be the answer. These pumps extract heat from the air outside and then increase its temperature, before using it to heat your home. There are two types of pump – air to air and air to water. The former produce warm (and also cool) air and circulate it around your home through fans. Air-to-water pumps supply your home’s (wet) central heating system. However, they don’t make the water as hot as a boiler does, so you may need to fit bigger radiators because the ones you have won’t give out as much heat, or install (wet) underfloor heating, where the water doesn’t need to be so hot. Underfloor heating is a good option with a heat pump, but is often expensive and disruptive to retrofit – it’s ideal for renovations and houses being built. According to the Energy Saving Trust, fitting an air source heat pump costs around £6,000 to £10,000. How quickly you’ll get that money back depends on a number of factors, but you’ll save most money if you’re replacing a coal-fired or electric heating system (if you have mains-gas central heating, an air source heat pump may not be for you). The good news is that once the Renewable Heat Incentive (see starts (probably next year), it should take less time to recoup your investment. This Government scheme will pay people who heat their homes using renewable technologies, including air source heat pumps. Even though the scheme isn’t up

GREEN ENERGY: A diagram of an air source heat pump in a home and running yet, you may be able to get a Renewable Heat Premium Payment (see www.energysaving to help you with the cost of installing a heat pump. As well as providing you with an income (assuming the Renewable Heat Incentive goes ahead), your pump should also cut your home’s CO2 emissions (depending on what sort of heating you’re replacing). The problem, of course, is that although air is renewable, these pumps need electricity to work. The most eco solution is to generate

Product of the Week NEW Loctite Hybrid Glue (£6.99, Ryman) is a really versatile product – you can use it to fix all kinds of things around the home, including glass, stone, wood, leather, plastic, ceramics and metal. It’s water-resistant – it can even work if the things being glued are wet – and combines the flexibility of silicone resins with the strength of polyurethane. Hybrid Glue is transparent, so it doesn’t matter if you use a bit too much, and comes in a well-designed bottle – the nozzle makes it easy to apply the glue precisely and it doesn’t get clogged. You can reposition what you’re gluing for up to five minutes afterwards, giving you time to get the repair just right.

your own electricity, using a wind turbine or solar panels, for example, which is another big investment. Air source heat pumps rarely need much maintenance, but they may not work as well when it’s colder than -5C outside (although they can work at temperatures as low as -15C), so another form of heating may be necessary in winter. It is, of course, vital that your home’s draught-proofed and well insulated for the heating system to work efficiently. Whether or not you need

planning permission for an air source heat pump will depend on where you live in the country (and sometimes other factors), so check with your local planning department. As always, if your home’s leasehold, you may need the permission of the freeholder to make an alteration such as fitting an air source heat pump. And if it affects a wall or boundary you share with a neighbour, it may be necessary to draw up a party wall agreement.

Top Tip WOODEN worktops need to be oiled regularly to keep them protected and looking good. Before you fit one, it should be oiled at least three or four times on all sides (several times on any cut ends and cutouts) with a good wood oil. Ronseal Anti-Bacterial Worktop Oil (from £14.98 for 500ml, B&Q) is a great choice because, unlike most wood oils, it uses the anti-bacterial qualities of silver to kill E.coli and MRSA for up to six months, as well as waterproofing and nourishing the wood. It’s clear (some coloured oils alter the colour of the wood) and goes on quickly and easily – just use a lint-free cloth or soft paintbrush and wipe off any excess after a few minutes.

Effects of mortgage boom

A LEADING firm of surveyors said this week it had put aside another £17.3m to meet claims from lenders who offered mortgages during the property boom. LSL Property Services, which owns e.surv chartered surveyors as well as estate agencies Your Move and Reeds Rains, said the provision covered claims between 2004 and 2008 – a period surrounding the market boom and the subsequent fall in prices which left many people stuck in negative equity. It said this “relatively high-risk” period saw lenders generally offering mortgages at high loan-to-value (LTV) ratios and considerable levels of buy-to-let and sub-prime lending. The company outlined the extra £17.3m provision in its results for the first half of this year, saying the rise in claims it has seen has partly been prompted by anticipated changes to “no win, no fee” rules next year. LSL, which has already put aside or paid out £20m over the issue, said that high levels of claims have been “industry-wide” and it has tightened its own internal controls as the market has changed. Steven Gould, director of regulation at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), said the body has seen some “market distress” among its members due to generalised claims being made as a result of house prices going down. He said that while claims relating to negligence over surveys where something has been missed were relatively easy to prove or disprove, ones relating to valuations are often more complicated to deal with as claims tended to be less specific.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012




... to buying

Stunning home blends best of Art Deco and Victorian style by JANET TANSLEY


T MIGHT sound like typical ‘estate agent speak’ but houses like this really do not come on the market very often. ‘Ravenscroft’ in St Anne’s Road, Aigburth, is stunning and special. This Victorian residence was re-designed to incorporate a number of Art Deco features with a Victorian twist, and it truly is a grand and elegant residence within its own private grounds. The property is approached via secure gates and a long sweeping driveway, at the head of which is an ornamental fountain. Entrance to the property, for sale with Sutton Kersh at £1,300,000, is via the vestibule which has a Minton tiled floor. The elegant reception hall boasts a re-designed nautical Art Deco return staircase which leads to the upper floor via a beautiful half landing. Much of the original charm and character has been retained in this building while the Art Deco/Modernist theme has been incorporated. The reception hall leads to the drawing room which is bright due to double aspect windows, one of which is a deep walk-in full height curved bay overlooking the gardens. The windows have detailed leaded light and stained glass panel work which add to the character of the property. The drawing room also boasts a hand carved fireplace with raised hearth, an inset living flame gas fire and fender, columns with inlaid mirrors and radiators set into bays with covers and grilles. The property boasts a formal dining room which has a leaded light and stained glass picture window overlooking the driveway and fountain, wood panelling to walls with art rail, wood block flooring in a herringbone design, a Modernist detailed brick fireplace with raised hearth and an inset solid fuel stove. Both of these rooms have servants’ bells in working order. The family sitting room has a French door leading onto the garden. There is leaded light and stained glass panel work to both windows, a fireplace with cast iron grate, inset living flame gas fire and tiled hearth. The fireplace is

SPACIOUS: The beautiful drawing room, kitchen and dining room of Ravenscroft all boast plenty of light and character complemented by a detailed turned and carved over mantle with display shelving and mirrors. There is an interconnecting door to the kitchen providing ideal social and entertaining space. The family dining kitchen is a modern, oak-fronted fitted kitchen with a range of base, wall and drawer units with inset glazed display cabinets, full height units, granite work surfaces and an under slung stainless steel sink unit with waste disposal bowl. There is a range cooker with double oven and grill, a seven burner gas hob with extractor hood over, plumbing for dishwasher, Amtico flooring and porcelain tiling to walls. A rear hallway leads to a cloakroom and WC and a rear porch gives access to the garage. Upstairs the family bathroom has

a modern suite comprising a Jacuzzi spa bath set in a tiled plinth, a glazed shower enclosure, and a pedestal wash basin. The master bedroom, situated off the inner landing, has a beautiful picture window with leaded light and stained glass panels providing impressive views over the gardens. There are handcrafted built-in wardrobes and there is an en-suite shower room with a built-in enclosure with steam facility, a pedestal wash basin, fully tiled walls and a tiled floor. Bedrooms two and three also have leaded light and stained glass panels in the windows, and bedroom two, like the master bedroom, has recently been redecorated. Bedroom four overlooks the sweeping driveway and fountain; it has built-in wardrobes with

lighting, a vanity area with unit and a wash basin inset with a mirror. A half landing leads to the guest quarters and study. Bedroom five has a leaded light and stained glass window, deep skirting boards, and an en-suite bathroom with a panelled bath, glazed shower enclosure, vanity unit with wash basin and mixer tap, fully tiled walls and a tiled floor. There is a separate WC. There are many rooms in the basement of this property too. Outside, the stunning gardens envelope the property and are a key feature of this impressive residence. There are substantial areas of lawn to the front, side and rear with the front garden having an established copper beech tree. There are tree screens to the

majority of the garden providing semi-seclusion. The front garden also offers a beautiful variety of established trees, a wooded area and a predominately sandstone perimeter wall. Further areas of lawn extend to the rear and side of the property with several terraces providing outdoor social and entertaining space. It also has an ornamental pond and a small rose garden which leads to a timber and glazed greenhouse/potting shed. There are further areas of lawn and hard standing surrounded by borders offering a variety of established trees and shrubs. ◆ For further details of ‘Ravenscroft’ contact Sutton Kersh at their Allerton office on 0151 734 0666 or log onto

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Saturday, August 4, 2012


... to interiors

Bring Med magic

Opt for Mediterranean style to capture the sunny summer look at home whatever the weather, says Gabrielle Fagan


F THERE’S one thing we’re craving this summer, apart from gold medals, it must be a long spell of blue skies. But just because our climate’s not co-operating it doesn’t mean you can’t capture the atmosphere of sunny climes at home by bringing on the blues. Pairing these with fresh white will instantly evoke the optimistic feeling of bright horizons, glittering seas and cool pools – in short, a getaway Mediterranean style. “This look has a relaxed, timeless appeal and is just as at home in contemporary or traditional interiors,” says Caroline Gow at Fired Earth. “It’s also a style which works equally well on a large or small scale, so you can use it for a dramatic feature in a bold blue pattern, or just a small feature to add an uplifting splash of colour.” Dipping into a blue palette can be daunting as there’s so much to choose from; whether it’s the intense, saturated blues found in the Mediterranean or the inky, sultry midnight blues of foreign skies. Whatever you pick, it’s a magical formula because all the blue shades complement one another, making it one of the easiest and most restful, decorative schemes to live with. So instead of packing a bag and going in search of the sun, treat your rooms to some Mediterranean magic.

BASIC ELEMENTS At its simplest, blue and white living is seen in homes where rough-cast walls are colour-washed with chalky blues or whites, and painted woodwork complements the effect. While tongue and groove panel walls and bare boards will conjure a similar rustic mood, there’s no need to abandon the blues if your taste is more sophisticated. “The trend for decorating with indigo blues continues and there are many interpretations. Teamed with ikats and embroideries, the look becomes more ethnic and rich, while bold blue works beautifully with crisp white curtains and accents of blue around the room”, says Jo Eaton, creative projects co-ordinator at Sanderson. “Black painted or wenge furniture with a modern or Asian feel balances the strong blue. Equally wood or natural flooring like sisal can soften the look and warm a room to stop it feeling too cool.” SPLASH OUT: Sanderson’s range

DECORATIVE: Terracotta cookware: (clockwise from left) Chicken brick, £29.50; Tagine (brown), £35; Tagine (blue), £39.50; 11cm pot, £2.50; Dip dish, £4; 25cm saucepan (seen with peppers), £9.50; 20cm pot, £12.50, all available by end of August from Marks & Spencer

LET THERE BE LIGHT: The Colours Ursa Silicone Shades, £30 each, B&Q

RUSTIC: Formentera Armoire, in mango wood, £1,095, French Bedroom Company

includes an indigo Mandarin Flowers fabric, £42 a metre; a white Lorelei fabric scattered with tiny blue blooms, £46 a metre, and a rich Yacht Blue paint, £34 for 2.5 litres of matt emulsion. Conjure balmy sea breezes with Clarke & Clarke’s Maritime collection from £14 a metre. It’s a charming range of co-ordinated printed cottons with seven patterns including Seashells, Seabirds, Coral and Skipper which can complement its deckchair stripe, spot or geometric patterns. BARGAIN BUY: Dress a window with a floaty white Lucerne voile panel from £7.99, from Dunelm Mill

PRETTY: Mandarin Flowers fabric on chair, £42 per metre; Ceylon on cushion, £48 per metre; curtains in Lorelei, £46 per metre; walls painted in Yacht Blue Lt 25-29T matt emulsion, £34 per 2.5L and skirting painted in Silver Wing 44-7P matt emulsion, £34 per 2.5L, all from Sanderson


The inspiration for a room needn’t come from a colour chart. It can just as easily be inspired by a length of fabric, a piece of china or a work of art. Use this as a starting point and then build up the scheme around it, whether it’s a tiled splashback in a kitchen, a piece of furniture or a striking accessory. Don’t assume you can’t introduce

other colours. A brilliant burnt orange or yellow will add the vibrancy characteristic of a Mediterranean setting, as will soft pinks, creamy greys and brown. SPLASH OUT: Hand-decorated Andalucia tiles, £11.95 each, in Bodegas design, from Fired Earth. Opt for French chateau style with Hop Sack Wing Arm Chair, £679, upholstered with a rustic hop sack and with white washed legs, from Artisanti. BARGAIN BUYS: White with blue embroidered cord detail cotton Karakol bed linen, double duvet cover with pillowcase, £49. Arica Blanket, £59, made from Peruvian

baby alpaca wool, available in royal blue, all from Urbanara. A funky pendant light, available in blue or white, The Colours Ursa Silicone Shades, £30 each from B&Q (available from August 27).


Ceramics, glass and metalware are often on display in Mediterranean homes. Even after their usefulness is over, they’re used for decorative effect. Collections can be displayed on dressers or shelves, individual plates hung on walls, and jugs or containers filled with fresh flowers to convey a fresh summer feel.

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to your home VIBRANT: Hand-decorated Andalucia tiles, in Bodegas design, £11.95 each, Fired Earth

COOL: Karakol double duvet cover with pillowcase, £49 and Arica blanket, £59, Urbanara

ESSENTIAL TOUCHES Don’t forget home fragrance, an essential

PATTERNED: Sanganeeri Lamp £139, OKA

finishing detail. “For a touch of sunshine and easy summer living, no matter what the weather, choose scents of tropical and citrus fruits which are zingy and reminiscent of far-away holiday destinations,” says Lisa Hipgrave, director of the International Fragrance Association. “With the scent of pineapple, coconut, mango, papaya, kiwi, paw paw and grapefruit wafting around your home, you only have to close your eyes to imagine that you are in a sun-kissed paradise indoors, no matter what the British weather.” SPLASH OUT: Organise the home with a French Weekday Memo Board, £156, in wood with a buttermilk cream finish, from Dibor, which specialises in French and vintage style

Terracotta cookware, in blue or traditional brown. Arriving in stores throughout August. A blue Tagine is £39.50. BARGAIN BUYS: A Turquoise Carved Acrylic Jug, £19.95, tumbler, £4.99, Birdie and Wood; and a rich blue Octagonal Pottery Dinner Plate, £15.95, Boutique Provencale.

COMFORT: Coral fabric cushion, £85, I & JL Brown

accessories. Cast a subtle light with a Sanganeeri Lamp, £139, with a brilliant blue base, from OKA, and echo the shade in a beautiful hand-made Coral fabric cushion, £85, from I & JL Brown. BARGAIN BUYS: Mimic a Mediterranean scent with Sicilian Lemon by Urban Apothecary London, £25. Revamp a patio by spray painting plant pots in vibrant shades, using PlastiKote Super spray paint, £6.95 for 400ml can, available from B&Q and Hobbycraft. Add a Blue Star Tea For 2 Garden Set, £69.99, Dunelm Mill.

COLOURFUL: Garden pots spray painted with PlastiKote Super spray paint, 400ml. £6.95, available from B&Q and Hobbycraft

SPLASH OUT: Bring a taste of the Balearics into the home with a Formentera Armoire, £1,095, in mango wood from the French Bedroom Company. Perfect for storing kitchen paraphernalia. The vibrant blue finish makes it an eye-catching piece that would suit a dining room, dressing room or bedroom. Or tone it down by contrasting with whitewashed pieces for a Mediterranean look. Get a touch of the French countryside with Marks & Spencer’s new

CHATEAU STYLE: Hop Sack Wing Arm Chair, £679, Artisanti


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Saturday, August 4, 2012


... to outside

Fighting to grow Amid fears allotment land may be sold off to developers, Hannah Stephenson looks at the campaign to grow your own and offers tips on how to choose the right plot


LLOTMENT holders nationwide are gathering to safeguard their plots in light of increasing worries that allotment land may be sold off. A recent survey conducted by the National Allotment Society found that 74% of its members are worried that their allotment land will be sold off and redeveloped in the future, while the society itself receives hundreds of calls a year from allotment holders looking for advice on how best to safeguard their plots. Donna McDaid, national secretary for the society, explains: “Unfortunately in this day and age, it is too easy for landlords to dispose of allotment land without realising the huge benefits they provide to individuals, communities and the environment. “Since the Localism Act has come into force, there is now an even greater need to galvanise the interest and support of local communities, especially as planners see allotments as prime development land.” With National Allotments Week looming, local allotment associations up and down the country are hosting ‘Parties on the Plot’ to help galvanise community support for the allotment movement and in turn safeguard sites from the prospect of development.

THE GOOD LIFE: A man works on his allotment More than 35 events are planned throughout the week, ranging from barbecues and plant stalls to cream teas and children’s festivals. The week will showcase the wider benefits of allotment gardening to all. There are an estimated 330,000 allotment plots in the UK and nearly 100,000 people on the allotment waiting lists, according to the society, with rents ranging from £5 to £120 a year. The organisation is concerned

Best Of The Bunch Lily THE weather may have been dire, but my lilies have brightened up the garden this summer despite the rain, providing colour in shades ranging from white to pink and zingy orange. If you want lilies on the patio, Asiatic and oriental hybrids have short, stout stems with fresh green foliage and upward-facing flowers. Good varieties include Lilium ‘Mona Lisa’, with its pink flowers with a deep pink centre, and L. ‘Peach Pixie, with its peachy orange stems. Older varieties of trumpet lilies make great border plants. Some grow very tall and aren’t suitable for containers, but others which grow to

around 1m in height make excellent subjects for large containers. Lilium regale is among the favourites with its richly scented white blooms and ‘White Sheen’, a dwarf longiflorum type, is also popular with 40cm stems bearing scented white blooms. Lilies like a rich compost with plenty of nutrients and good drainage. Plant bulbs 15-20cm apart, burying at least three times their depth and laying the bulbs on their sides when you plant them, to prevent water from becoming lodged between their scales, which can cause them to rot.

that if this land was developed, billions of insects and animals would be wiped out, the risk of flooding in towns and cities would increase and air pollution would intensify, not to mention the detrimental impact it would have on people’s health and wellbeing. To find an allotment near you, call your local council or visit your library which should have a list of allotment sites in the area. Some councils provide literature, run

courses for beginners and take part in National Allotments Week. To find the right site for you: ● Make sure it’s close to home. You will not want to catch a bus carrying tools or get in a car after a long, hard day at work to get there. ● Choose a site which has fences, hedges and locked gates at night to deter vandals. ● Check water arrangements. Councils should supply mains water at a convenient distance for plot holders. A mains water supply in the form of tanks and standpipes is essential. ● Check out the land, examining the plot which is offered to you. Work out if you have plenty of sun

or if the plot is going to be in shadow, which isn’t good for a lot of vegetables. Large trees may cast shade and sap the soil of nutrients. ● Study the neighbours’ plots. If they are neglected and dominated by tough, perennial weeds such as ground elder, you may be facing a losing battle. ● It’s important to feel comfortable there. Some sites have a clubhouse for meetings or a trading shed where you can buy gardening goods at more or less trade prices. Others will have tools or machinery for the use of members. ● National Allotments Week runs from August 6-12. For more information, visit

Things to do this week ● Harvest cucumbers and continue to pinch off the tips of side-shoots two leaves beyond a female flower. Remove male flowers. ● Sow a row of parsley now to produce leaves for picking in the autumn. ● Water and pick sweet peas regularly to ensure that plants continue to flower. ● Pollinate female flowers of melons by dabbing with pollen from a male bloom. ● Water blue hydrangeas regularly with a solution of colorant to ensure blue varieties remain blue next season.

● Hoe between plants frequently to stop weeds seeding. ● Prune blackcurrants as they pass out of bearing. ● Remove seedheads from bedding dahlias to encourage them to continue producing flowers. ● Sow winter varieties of spinach in succession through August and September to provide crops from October to April. ● Pinch out the growing tips of wallflowers for bushy plants. ● Order spring-flowering bulbs to plant in the autumn. ● Deadhead regularly unless you want seeds or hips to form.

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Good enough to eat Beetroot GARDENERS should now be harvesting crops of beetroot to add to tasty salads grated or sliced, cooked or raw, with a dash of orange juice to add flavour. They are best grown in an open, sunny site in well-drained fertile soil that has been enhanced with compost or well-rotted organic matter. Seeds can be sown outdoors from early spring to summer. Sow a short row every two weeks to have a constant supply of tender roots. They should be sown in drills 2.5cm (1in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart and thinned to 10cm (4in) when large enough. Water every 10 to 14 days during dry spells as lack of water leads to woody roots, while irregular watering can cause the roots to split. Dig the roots up when they are around the size of a tennis ball – any larger and they may taste woody. Baby beets can be

harvested earlier, when they are a golf ball size. Good varieties include Boltardy, a smooth-skinned, bolt-resistant variety, and Detroit 2 – Little Ball, a baby beet which is excellent for pickling.

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If you are seeding a lawn for play, make sure your seed mix includes rye grass, which is tough.

GARDENING GIGGLE: A woman and her daughter have fun in their allotment, and right, potatoes and beans grown on an allotment


Be practical if you are short of time. Keep the shape simple, so the area can be easily mown without having to back in and out of awkward corners.


If using curves, draw them with a compass when preparing a design, one flowing into another. Curved lawns can lead the eye away from stiff, geometric boundaries to create a softer, more interesting look.

House prices fall for first time in seven months

HOUSE prices have fallen for the first time in seven months as the number of potential buyers shrinks while the volume of homes going on the market rises, a study said this week. The gap between supply and demand is set to widen following an early and unusually rapid seasonal summer slowdown, meaning prices are likely to fall further in the coming months into autumn, property analyst Hometrack said. Prices fell by 0.1% in July after being flat last month, with activity slowing down notably in London and the South East, which have been supporting the market and keeping average prices up. Meanwhile, price falls in the northern regions, which have been bigger than those in the South, could be “bottoming out”, the study suggested. London was the only region to register a price increase in July,

with a rise of 0.1%, but the rate of growth has slowed, according to the findings. The North East saw the biggest price fall, with a 0.5% drop. Prices in the North West decreased by 0.3% and those in the South West, Wales, the West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humberside fell by 0.2%, while prices in the East Midlands and the South East dropped by 0.1% and remained flat in East Anglia. The mismatch between buyers and sellers was shown by the number of new potential buyers registering with estate agents decreasing by 2.1% this month, as the volume of homes being put on the market rose by 1.4%. The number of new properties for sale has increased by 5.2% over the last three months, while demand has fallen by 2.2% over the same period. The South East saw the biggest fall in demand in July with

potential buyers decreasing by 3.4%, while London also saw an above-average decline of 2.4%. Richard Donnell, director of research at Hometrack, said: “Weaker demand is to be expected over the summer months, but compared to previous years, the seasonal slowdown has started earlier and developed more rapidly than in previous years. “This reflects growing concern over the UK’s economy and the deepening eurozone crisis.” Borrowers with smaller deposits are expected to have a particularly tough time finding a mortgage in the coming months as lenders continue to tighten their criteria in the uncertain economy, although there have been some recent signs of increased competition to attract those with larger amounts of equity. In a sign of what is to come, figures from the British Bankers’

Association (BBA) published last week showed that mortgage approvals were at their lowest level in at least 15 years in June. The Hometrack study said homes are staying on the market for 9.5 weeks on average, a slight increase from 9.4 weeks in June. The proportion of the asking price achieved remained the same month-on-month at 93.1%, as weaker pricing in London was offset by increases in the proportion of the asking price being achieved in northern England. The number of postcodes across London registering price falls has also started to increase, although more areas in the English capital are still registering rises than drops. Mr Donnell said: “Price falls in the capital are primarily being seen in outer London, where domestic demand is slowing as sentiment weakens and affordability

pressures bite. “A similar pattern is being seen in the South East, where prices were down across 35% of the region in July – above the national average.” Mr Donnell said that away from London and the South East, there is evidence that price falls may start to slow. He said: “The proportion of the asking price being achieved in northern regions has improved over recent months, albeit off a low base. “Above-average falls have resulted in prices slowing to a level where sales can take place without the need for large discounts. “This suggests some bottoming out of prices in these regions which have seen larger price falls than southern England.” The study is based on research from 1,500 estate agents and surveyors across England and Wales.


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Calderstones, £649,950 THIS elegant and beautiful four bedroom detached residence is situated in the heart of a leafy suburb close to Calderstones Park. Downstairs briefly comprises an impressive reception hall, cloakroom and wc, spacious lounge, formal dining room, stylish sitting room open to a conservatory, and a dining kitchen. Upstairs is a master bedroom with quality fitted bedroom furniture, plus three further bedrooms, an attractive family bathroom with a contemporary suite and a shower room. Outside, the property has a driveway, garage, substantial gardens and an office/utility. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666

Garston, £174,999 THIS extended, three bedroom semidetached house is presented to an extremely high standard and has a landscaped garden. On the ground floor, a hall with cloakroom off leads to a lounge with solid oak wood flooring and an archway opening to a dining room. The newly fitted modern kitchen incorporates a range of stylish units, and there is a dining area and utility room. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes, plus a bathroom. Externally the property has off-road parking, a single garage and a landscaped rear garden with a raised decking area. ● Farrell Heyworth, 0151 281 8181


Walton, £220,000 THIS impressive, five bedroom Grade II listed mid-terrace house is arranged over three floors. Downstairs briefly comprises a hall, lounge with open fire in a feature surround, reception room/study, fitted kitchen incorporating a range cooker and a utility room/wc. Upstairs are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus there are three further bedrooms and a storage cupboard (used as a walk-in wardrobe) to the second floor. Additional benefits include sash windows. Outside is a rear garden with decking, and there is off-road parking. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 525 9050

Calderstones, £435,000 THIS substantial four bedroom semidetached house is situated in a desirable area close to Calderstones Park. On the ground floor a reception hall gives access to a cloaks/wc and a lounge with stripped and varnished floorboards plus a marble fireplace.The sitting room/dining area has a bay window overlooking the rear garden, while there is a dining kitchen with a range of fitted units and built-in appliances including a oven and microwave, and a five-burner gas hob with extractor hood over. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms (one with an en-suite) and a family bathroom with a free-standing roll-top bath. Externally, there is a driveway, gardens, a tandem garage and an outbuilding. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666


Childwall, £390,000

West Derby, £164,950

THIS well-presented, modern four bedroom detached house is between Cromptons Lane and Childwall Park Avenue, Liverpool 16. On the ground floor the spacious accommodation briefly comprises a hall, lounge, study, contemporary fully fitted kitchen, dining room, utility and wc. Upstairs are four bedrooms (the master with en-suite) and a luxury family bathroom with a free-standing bath. The property further benefits from gas central heating and double glazing. Externally, there are well-proportioned gardens, a driveway providing off-road parking and a double garage. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 734 2220

THIS extended, three bedroom semidetached house is located in a soughtafter area. On the ground floor an entrance hall gives access to a living/dining room with oak wooden flooring and patio doors opening to a wooden decked area. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units and incorporates marble effect work surfaces, spotlights and plumbing for appliances. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, the property has a block paved driveway, a garage and a rear garden which contains pear trees. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 220 4443

Ormskirk, £157,500 THIS two bedroom, second floor apartment is in an exclusive complex for the over 55s, convenient for Ormskirk town centre. Inside, a hall leads to a well-presented lounge with a feature electric fire and delightful views. The kitchen incorporates a range of wall and base units, and there is a dining area. Two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom complete the accommodation. The property further benefits from lift access and excellent facilities. Externally, there is a communal garden. ● Farrell Heyworth, 01695 570075

Allerton, £159,950 THIS well-presented, three bedroom mid terrace house is located in L18, close to Allerton Road. On the ground floor a hall leads to an attractive lounge with wood flooring and a gas fire in a decorative surround. The dining room features patio doors to the rear and there is a modern fitted kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms, the master with a bay window and built-in mirrored wardrobes, plus a family bathroom comprising a white suite. The property also boasts many original features including stained glass, coving and stripped wood flooring as well as double glazing and gas central heating. Outside is a rear yard. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

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● Modern Three Bed Detached ● High Specification Finish ● Lounge, Dining Kitchen ● WC, En Suite, Family Bathroom ● Gardens Front and Rear, Driveway ● DG, GCH, NO CHAIN




● Terraced House ● Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room ● Fitted Kitchen, Conservatory ● Ground Floor Shower Room ● Three Bedromms, Bathroom ● Overlooks The Leeds Liverpool Canal




● Three Bedroom Semi ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Kitchen, Bathroom ● Landscaped Gardens Front and Rear ● Driveway ● GCH, DG



● Semi Detached House ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge and Dining Room ● Bathroom and Kitchen ● Gardens, ORP ● NO CHAIN, GCH and DG




●Town House ●Three Bedroom ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Fitted kitchen ● Off road parking ● Rear garden



● Modern Semi Detached ● Three Bedrooms ● Bathrooms and En Suite ● Lounge, Kitchen, Diner ● Gardens to front and rear ● Driveway, GCH and DG

Offers in Excess of £110,000




● Modern Semi-Detached ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge, Dining Kitchen, Conservatory ● Gardens front and Rear ● Driveway ● GCH, DG, NO CHAIN







● Modern End Town House ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge, Bathroom ● Dining Kitchen ● Garden and Parking ● GCH, DG


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● Mid Town House ● GCH & DG ● Two Reception Rooms ● Fitted Kitchen ● Three Beds ● Gardens



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● Three Bedroom Extended Semi Detached House. ● Situated Close to Local Shops ● Spacious Lounge, Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room, ● Conservatory, Sitting Room ● Three Bedrooms, Bathroom. ● 0151 526 0021 to arrange an inspection.

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● Semi Detached House ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Kitchen, Bathroom, WC ● Gardens front and rear ● Driveway, NO CHAIN



● Terraced House ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge ● Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room ● Bathroom ● Gardens Off Road Parking




● Modern Four Bed Detached House ● GCH and D/G Windows ● Three Reception Rooms ● Master Bedroom with En Suite ● Driveway and Garage ● Viewing Highly recommended

£995 pcm



● Three Bedroom Semi ● Lounge, Dining room ● Kitchen, Conservatory ● Modern Bathroom ● Gardens front and rear ● Driveway, Garage, GCH and DG

£725 pcm



● Three Bedroom Mid Terraced House ● GCH and D/G Windows ● Hallway, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen and Utility Room. ● Three Bedrooms and Bathroom. ● Enclosed Rear Yard. ● Offered Unfurnished and Available immediately.

£595 pcm



● Three Bedrooms ● DG and GCH

● Gardens front and rear ● Driveway

£595 pcm



● Mid Terrace House ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Kitchen, Bathroom ● GCH, DG ● Courtyard

OIRO £82,500



● 3 bedroom semi detached home ● GCH and D/G windows Reception Hall, ● Lounge thru diner, Breakfast Kitchen, ● Shower room. Front and Enclosed Rear Gardens. ● Driveway for 2 cars and Garage. ● Available From 23rd July

£700 pcm



● Terraced House ● Three Bedrooms, Family Bathroom ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Fitted Kitchen ● Gardens Front & Rear ● DG, GCH

£525 pcm


● Terraced House ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen ● Playroom, Bathroom, Separate WC ● Huge Rear Garden ● GCH, DG, NO CHAIN




● Brand Newly Refurbished Apartments ● Two Beds, Two Bath ● Fitted Kitchens with Appliances ● Secure Parking ● Views over City, Mersey and Cathedrals ● Can be Fully Furnished for £50PCM

£700 pcm



● Two Bedroom Apartment ● Lounge / Kitchen ● Bathroom ● Balcony ● Secure Parking

£450 pcm


● Freehold End Terrace ● Three Bedrooms ● DG / GCH ● Open Plan Kitchen / Diner ● Lounge, Bathroom, Loft Room ● Off Road Parking, Yard




● Extended End Terrace ● Three Bedrooms plus Loft Room ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Modern Kitchen and Bathroom ● Gardens front and rear ● Garage, GCH, DG

£675 pcm



● Ground Floor Apartment ● Two Bedrooms ● Open Plan Living ● Bathroom ● Secure Parking ● DG, Electric Heating

£425 pcm


● Terraced House ● Two Bedrooms ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Kitchen, Bathroom ● Yard to Rear ● Fully DG, NO CHAIN




● Modern Semi Detached ● Two Bedrooms ● Lounge, Dining Kitchen ● Gardens Front and Rear ● Driveway, Corner Plot, DG GCH ● Available from the 4th August

£595 pcm




● Two Bedrooms ● Lounge, Diner ● Kitchen, Bathroom ● GCH, DG ● Yard

£395 pcm

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No sale - no fees, no up-front fees and no tie in periods. Just a few reasons to choose Venmore in Liverpool. See more properties at Albert Dock, Liverpool £249,950

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Second (top) floor apartment Two double bedrooms Open plan lounge/kitchen Fitted kitchen with appliances Stylish bathroom with white suite Gas central heating system UPVC double glazed windows Allocated & Visitor parking spaces Available with benefit of NO CHAIN!

North John Street, Liverpool Reduced to £68,950

Two bedroom duplex apartment

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One double bedroom & large

Seperate fitted kitchen


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Electric heating

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Lesseps Road, Liverpool Reduced to £79,950

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Ideal investment opportunity


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Gayton, £1,750pcm THIS well-appointed, five bedroom detached family home is situated in a sought-after location. The property stands in pleasant gardens and is located within a short distance of Heswall centre and all its amenities including shops, restaurants and bars. Inside offers versatile family accommodation and comprises a contemporary kitchen, large utility, living room, dining room, a conservatory, bathroom and five bedrooms. Externally, there is a large garden. The property is for rent unfurnished. ● Bradshaw Henderson, 0151 342 0051

Bootle, £400pcm THIS well-presented three bedroom property occupies a prominent position on Gloucester Road, close to local amenities including shops and schooling and with excellent transport links. The property benefits from gas central heating and double glazing, with the accommodation in brief comprising a vestibule entrance, entrance hall, lounge, dining room and fitted kitchen to the ground floor, with three bedrooms and a modern bathroom to the first floor and a rear yard outside. An internal inspection is recommended to appreciate the accommodation on offer. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923



Stanley, £625pcm

Prenton, £1,500pcm

Sefton Park, £550pcm

NEW to the market is this lovely unfurnished three bedroom semidetached house with front and back gardens. The property comprises in brief a hall, two good sized reception rooms, both facing to the front of the property, and a spacious kitchen, while to the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate wc. The property is ideally located for easy access to the motorway, and is gas central heated and double glazed, making it the perfect home. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

THIS truly magnificent three bedroom detached bungalow is situated at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac in Prenton, looking out onto Wirral Ladies Golf Club. The bungalow is set back from the road and offers extensive off-road parking and turning space leading to a triple garage and a covered entrance porch. Inside, the large entrance hall divides the living accommodation and three bedroom accommodation. The hall also provides access to a utility, wc and internal doorway to the triple garage. ● Karl Tatler, 0151 342 5777

FINISHED to a great specification and close to the stunning Sefton Park is this lovely one bedroom apartment in this well-maintained development. A ground floor property that is offered unfurnished, the features include a large living area, luxury fitted kitchen and an immaculate bathroom. The development also offers parking and beautiful communal gardens, making this an attractive opportunity. The city centre is also easy to get to through public transport, as are a number of essential amenities. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

Tranmere, £495pcm THIS traditional-style, three bedroom mid-terrace property offers spacious accommodation and is close to Mersey and Victoria Parks, which offer ample outside areas to enjoy. Inside comprises an entrance hall, combined living room/dining room and fitted kitchen to the ground floor. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The property has been modernised and benefits from a recently fitted kitchen. It also benefits from central heating and double glazing. Externally, there is an enclosed yard to the rear. ● Moscrops, 0151 652 2214

City centre, £550pcm THIS two bedroom ground floor apartment offers good sized accommodation within an attractive Georgian building. In brief it includes two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, and comes unfurnished with central heating. Huskisson House is situated in the Canning Street Conservation Area overlooking Falkner Square and forming part of a Grade II listed terrace. The city centre is within close proximity as are the usual amenities together with the Royal Liverpool Teaching Hospital, universities and both the Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

Wallasey, £550pcm THIS three bedroom terraced house is ideally situated close to amenities including the M53, Wallasey tunnel and a primary school. Inside are two reception rooms, a fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances including oven, hob and hood and fridge/freezer with spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer, and a bathroom with shower over the bath. The property also benefits from gas central heating, double glazing, carpets, and laminate and tiled flooring. Externally, to the rear there is a yard. ● Lets Go Properties, 0151 630 5888


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L5 new 3 bed, end terr house, £475pcm. 07425 981456. L4 Walton Lane, 3 bed terr, dg/ gch £475pcm 0151 259 2729 L6 3 bed terr, DG, GCH, £375 pcm. 07881 511327 L9 W’ton A’tree 1&2 bd flats & 4 bed flat 28+ 07743 601828 3 B E D Bianca St, Bootle, £495pcm 07780 009537 KIRKBY 2 bed Apt £450pcm. 07760 157728 CITY CENTRE 2 bed house with yard. 07731 808 792 UTTING AVE 2 Bed refurb flat, £120pw 0151 256 1320 BALFOUR ST L4 2 bed house ch. £90pw. 0151 734 1112

Accommodation To Let LUXURY WATERSIDE APARTMENTS MARINERS WHARF 1 Bed fully furn...... £630pcm Lovely apts, riverside/marina views. Parking & landscaped gardens. Popular bar & restaurant,

Contact Laura: 0161 434 5225 or Mike: 07775 697796

BRIDGE FARM DALE LANE, SIMONSWOOD LIVERPOOL L33 3AU NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED DSS OK with guarantor L6 Hanwell St...................2 bed L6 Mansell Rd..................2 bed L6 Winchester Rd ............3 bed L6 Pendennis St...............2 bed L15 Cranborne Rd...........2 bed L20 Gray St .....................2 bed L21 Penrhyn Avenue .......3 bed L21 Towcester Rd............3 bed L25 Chislehurst Ave.........3 bed ............0151 928 9280............

RENT TO BUY Need to rent, but would rather buy? No deposit, no problem. Must be employed / have good credit history. Litherland 3 bed terr. £525pcm Walton 2 bed terr......£395pcm B’head 3 bed terr......£525pcm Huyton 3 bed semi....£795pcm Orrell Pk 3 bd semi...£525pcm Call today on 0800 1957523

JAMES KRISTIAN LETTINGS ........ 0151 933 2313 ........ L4 Westcott Rd................3 bed L4 Bodmin Rd..................2 bed L6 Mansell Rd..................2 bed L20 Olivia St....................2 bed L20 Oriel Rd .............1 bed apt L22 Park Terrace......3 bed apt ..DSS OK WITH GUARANTOR..

Large four bedroomed house renovated to a high specification with outbuildings, detached barn with stables and 13.7 acres of land £695,000



2 SUPERB Houses. Kirkdale, 2 bed, 2 recep, Tuebrook, 3 bed, 2 recep, new kitchen & bathrooms, lam floors, GCH, D/ G, refs & deps req, £395 & £425 pcm. 07717 718363

ECCLESTON, THE RIDINGS Bonnington Close, fully refurb 2 bed apart, gated community, private parking; £500pcm, 1mth rent/dep req. 07799 063601/0151 520 1725. NEW REFURB house share L13 7 rooms dbles/singles furn private en suites 2 shared kitch living/dining rm & study rm All bills incl. £75pppw. 07792 075371/ 0151 727 4222 FLATS IN LIVERPOOL NO DEP, DSS welcome 35+. 0151 521 2374

Farmhouse for renovation in a quiet rural location. Paddock adjoining Additional land available £3250,000

Tel: 01744 893371


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Major property auction 6 September Entries now being invited Catalogue closes 9 August For a free no obligation market appraisal call 0151 207 6315 Lots already listed include:



VACANT RESIDENTIAL 27 Greenwich Road, Liverpool 9 Guide Price £30,000–£35,000

VACANT RESIDENTIAL 65 Mossville Road, Liverpool 18

Guide £90,000+

Guide price £40,000+

VACANT RESIDENTIAL 234 Liverpool Road, Widnes, WA8 Guide Price £65,000+

VACANT RESIDENTIAL 293a Warbreck Moor, Liverpool 9

VACANT RESIDENTIAL 37 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UW

Guide Price £30,000–£35,000

RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT 95 College Road, Crosby, Liverpool 23

Guide Price £90,000+

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AYLOR Wimpey is helping put the dream of home ownership within the grasp of more first time buyers at its Speakman Gardens development in Prescot. A range of schemes is being offered which enables first time buyers to purchase a property from £70,396, and helps those with low deposits. The homebuilder believes that the development offers exceptional value for money, with a two bedroom apartment from £87,995 and a three bedroom family home at £153,950. For first time buyers it could even cost as little as £70,396 to secure a new property when taking advantage of the FirstBuy scheme – potentially making mortgage repayments as low as £286 per month. FirstBuy works through a joint loan of 20% from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Taylor Wimpey, which means that eligible purchasers only need to pay a 5% deposit and obtain a 75% loan-to-value mortgage. The loan is repayable at the end of the mortgage term or when the property is sold. To be eligible, purchasers must be first time buyers and the total household earning should be less than £60,000. This means buyers would need a deposit of less than £4,400 to secure


Guide DESIRABLE: Speakman Gardens in Prescot has a range of apartments and houses

Value for money their first home. But if you’re struggling to save any kind of deposit, help could also be at hand. Through Taylor Wimpey’s Friends and Family Advantage scheme, the homebuilder guarantees that friends or relatives who help with your deposit will earn 5% per annum return on their investment. Lynne Vogel, regional sales manager for Taylor Wimpey

North West, said: “We appreciate the challenges buyers face getting on or moving up the property ladder. For first time buyers, many of whom rent, saving the deposits now required by mortgage lenders can be a particular challenge. “The schemes we are currently offering at Speakman Gardens help buyers to overcome those barriers. FirstBuy significantly reduces the

price you pay now for your new home, and the Friends and Family Advantage Scheme means friends and relatives can benefit from helping you with your deposit, so it’s a win-win situation.” ● Speakman Gardens is located on Steley Way. Visit the marketing suite, open daily 11am-5.30pm, call 0845 071 8832 or log onto


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An unmistakably iconic exterior, beautiful interiors and vibrant waterside living – all in the heart of Liverpool’s World Heritage site. Overlooking the Albert Dock site and with great food, art, shopping and socialising right on your doorstep. Sales & Marketing suite & show apartments open daily Visit

Call: 0151 909 5255

*Terms and conditions apply. Selected properties only. Offer may vary. Please ask a sales consultant for further details.


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Help towards a deposit or £5,000 towards upgrades - it’s your choice. ONCE you’ve chosen your perfect home at Mill Brook there’s just one more enjoyable choice to make – would you like money towards your deposit or perhaps £5,000 to spend on upgrades in your new home? Compendium Living is building a stylish range of two, three and four-bedroom homes at Mill Brook in Netherley and is offering help to make it easier and more affordable for homebuyers to move there. The company’s latest offer means the only dilemma purchasers will face after settling on their perfect home, is whether to choose a deposit contribution to boost their savings pot, or select £5,000 of specification upgrades from the “Inspirations” range. Fields sales manager Anne-Marie O’Doherty said: “When it comes to decisions, we think this is one our customers will really enjoy making. It’s a win-win situation as it means

three and four-bedroom properties at Mill Brook are affordably priced from £104,995 to £156,995. Compendium Living is a joint venture by Lovell and The Riverside Group and 10 three-bedroom homes at Mill Brook are available through Riverside’s shared ownership scheme.

they can choose the option that will benefit them most. So whether they’re a first time buyer in need of a larger deposit, or someone who wants to handpick all those finishing touches to make their new home personal to them, we can make it happen.” The upgrades can include choices from the extensive ‘Inspirations’ range of extras across kitchens, bathrooms, fixtures and fittings, or purchasers might want to use it for carpets, appliances or blinds. Perfect for first time buyers and families, the contemporary new two,

Although well-connected to Liverpool city centre, Mill Brook feels a world away from the hustle and bustle, situated in a quieter residential suburb. There are regular bus services that run into the city but equally an abundance of amenities are within walking distance, including local parks, shops, health centres and schools. For those keen to find out more, Compendium’s friendly sales team are on hand at the sales office, which is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. Visitors to the developments can look around two fully furnished show homes, as well as an unfurnished property to get a feel for the different designs available.

For more information on the homes for sale call 0151 487 6379 or email To find out more about shared ownership, call Riverside on 0345 155 9029

Whichever way you look at it, it’s a great way of buying your new home! She chose

They chose

£7,850 towards her deposit

£5,000 towards our

‘Inspirations’ Range

At Mill Brook you can now choose from two fantastic incentives designed to save you money and get you moving. If you need a little help raising your deposit we’ll give you 5%. Alternatively, if you’ve already saved up your deposit but don’t have money spare to buy all those little extras you want for your new home we can help there too. And don’t forget, every home at Mill Brook comes superbly specified with contemporary fitted kitchens and luxurious bathroom suites as standard. All that’s missing is you!

A range of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £104,995 to £156,995 Selected homes available on shared ownership subject to status. Compendium Living is a joint venture by Lovell and The Riverside Group and 10 three-bedroom homes at Mill Brook are available through Riverside’s shared ownership scheme.

0151 487 6379

Mill Brook, Wood Lane, Liverpool L27 4AB

Marketing Suite and Show Homes open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm

*This scheme is available on selected Compendium properties subject to status and terms and conditions. It is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Compendium Living cannot give you any financial advice but can refer you to an Independent Financial Advisor. Prices and information believed to be correct at time of going to press. Images are for illustrative purposes only. £5,000 redeemable against items in the Compendiun Inspirations Brochure subject to terms and conditions. Based on a full purchase price of £104,995 (£5,250) to £156,995 (£7,850). Shared ownership available at Riverside Home Ownership.

HOMES ★★★★

New by SARAH HOOLEY A LONG-awaited new homes venture in Liverpool is proving popular, says Redrow, with one keen buyer snapping up their preferred property almost straight away. Redrow has just launched its latest venture, known as The Avenue at Summerhill Park in Liverpool 14, featuring around 100 homes from the sought-after New Heritage Collection. Lesley Myers, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), said: “Since announcing our plans to build new homes in Thingwall Lane we’ve amassed a sizeable database of people who had registered their interest, and we’ve been contacting them to let them know that the first properties are now on sale. “One eager customer reserved their new home almost instantly, which is testament to our reputation for building quality homes that people really want to live in.” The first homes to be released for sale offer a choice of three and four bedroom designs, with initial prices from £179,995 to £249,995. The Government-backed NewBuy initiative is available, allowing purchasers to take out a 95% mortgage. It means that savings or equity in an existing property of around £9,000 could be sufficient to


OASTING one of Liverpool’s most aspirational addresses, this beautifully presented detached family home offers views over the River Mersey. Having undergone a programme of modernisation and improvement, the property, in Cressington Park, includes many restored original features. On the ground floor a reception hallway gives access to a cloakroom/wc and a library equipped with bespoke hand-crafted office furniture. The bright and spacious drawing room features wooden flooring as well as an open fire housed in an ornate carved stone fireplace, and full height doors open onto a terrace and rear garden. There is also a substantial open-plan dining room and kitchen which offers free-flowing entertaining space. It comprises a dining area with square bay window and a kitchen which has an extensive range of high quality units, bespoke marble work surfaces, a centre island, full height larder units, a twin load dishwasher, Smeg six burner stainless steel hob, twin ovens, and an integrated family-sized fridge and freezer. Upstairs, a half landing leads to a laundry room. On the first floor


Guide STYLISH: The three bedroom Letchworth, left, and below, another typical Redrow home

Successful summer

secure a mortgage for a three bedroom Letchworth. Currently being sold ‘off plan’ until there are fully-furnished show homes ready to view, the homes at The Avenue will look traditional from the outside, with an Arts & Crafts influence. Inside they will be bright and modern, with convivial open-plan living spaces, well-


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equipped kitchens and stylish bathrooms and en-suites. “We’re encouraging customers to visit other Redrow developments, including Cressington Heath, near Garston, and Barrow’s Green, Widnes, so that they can appreciate the layouts, quality and finish of our homes. They can also take a virtual tour of show homes across

the country via our broadband television channel, Redrow.TV,” Lesley added. ● For more information visit the sales office at The Avenue at Summerhill Park, open Thursday to Monday, 10am-5pm. Alternatively, log on to the website at or call 0151 345 3140.

finished in marble. On the second floor is a fourth bedroom, a guest shower room and a cinema room (previously a fifth bedroom) with a high quality cinema projection screen and integrated surround sound. A basement with two rooms rounds off the accommodation. Outside, the property is

approached via a cobbled driveway, has a tandem garage and a substantial front garden. To the rear and side there is an attractive garden with a decked terrace, a Yorkshire stone courtyard and a number of mature trees offering semi seclusion. ● Cressington Park, £850,000; Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666


there is a stylish master bedroom boasting an attractive fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe, en-suite shower room and a bay window offering views towards the River Mersey. Bedrooms two and three are equally well presented, and there is an impressive bathroom with his and hers marble pedestals, a roll top bath and a walk-in wet area


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Want to get on the property ladder? With our huge range of exclusive deals, you can.

The average deposit, stamp duty and solicitors fees for a first-time buyer is a whopping £27,738*. And that means most people are going to need some help to get on the property ladder. With, you’ll get lots. We’ve got exclusive access to special deals from developers right across the country – all designed to help you get into your first home. Furthermore, if you log on and register your details, we’ll text or email you the minute a great deal comes along. We’ll even arrange site visits and get brochures delivered for you.

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