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GUIDE ... to home improvement Top Tip HANG the wallpaper for your splashback or upstand in the normal way, but give it at least a couple of days to dry before covering it, making sure it doesn’t get marked in the meantime. The clear panel should be very slightly bigger than the piece of wallpaper to ensure it’s covered completely, with a 2mm gap at the bottom where the panel meets the worktop. This gap’s especially important if the worktop’s wooden, as it will expand and contract over time.

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HOB GOSSIP: House owners can liven up the appearance of their kitchens by replacing and improving the splashback, above and inset, right, behind the cooker

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ECEMBER’S here and if you’re looking for easy ways to freshen up your home before the hordes of friends and family descend at Christmas, the kitchen is the obvious place to start because it’ll be at the centre of the action. One way to update it in no time is to change the splashback behind the cooker or hob. These splashbacks are typically made of metal (usually stainless steel), tiles or glass (ensure the glass is designed for the job, or the cooking heat will cause it to crack) and can make quite a statement. The problem with a tiled splashback is that unless you use a dark-coloured grout, cooking splashes will discolour the grout. If this has happened to yours, you can replace the grout rather than retiling. Use a grout rake, or the Dremel Grout Removal Kit (£16.98, B&Q) and a compatible Dremel multi-tool, to remove the grout, or at least enough of it so that you can apply new grout over the top without seeing what’s beneath. The appearance of discoloured white grout can be improved by cleaning it (try HG Grout Cleaner, £3.98, B&Q) and applying a grout reviver, such as UniBond Grout Reviver in

Give your kitchen an instant injection of style and colour by updating the cooker splashback, says Julia Gray White (£5.98, B&Q), but it’s unlikely to stay white for too long. Cooker splashbacks come in standard sizes, but if you need a bespoke size, there are plenty of companies that make them to order. Glass splashbacks offer most choice, as they’re available in an enormous range of colours (and patterns), and often have matching upstands (for above the rest of the worktop). Upstands usually have to be made to measure, to get them at the right length and to have cut-outs for the sockets in the right places. If you want to create a unique splashback and/or upstand, how about using wallpaper? You may think that wallpaper’s not suitable for kitchens, but vinyl ones are designed for use in kitchens and bathrooms. And, in fact, you can use any type of wallpaper for a kitchen splashback or upstand, providing you protect it properly by fixing a heatproof clear glass panel (try the Laminate Glass Clear Splashback, £40, B&Q) over it (or an

acrylic/Perspex panel if it’s not above the cooker/hob). Provided they’re fitted properly, these panels work well because the wallpaper’s sealed in, so moisture, cooking splashes, dust and dirt can’t get to it, but you hardly notice the panel’s there. Whether you want to use the wallpaper for a splashback, upstand or both, the key thing is to make the wall as smooth and flat as possible to get the best finish. Wallpaper will cover lumpy and bumpy walls, but the clear panel on top won’t sit flat, making it hard to fix in place and seal properly. If you’ve removed an existing splashback or upstand, some filling, sanding and wiping clean may be required, but probably nothing more than that because they’re usually screwed or glued in place. It’s a different story when removing tiles, as it’s hard to do so without damaging the walls, making it more of a New Year challenge than a quick pre-Christmas project.

LOOKING for a fun DIY Christmas present? The new Black & Decker Gyro Driver BDCS36G cordless screwdriver (£39.98, B&Q) is just the thing because, uniquely, it’s controlled by motion. It uses gyroscopic sensors similar to those in computer gaming controls and handheld tablets, so instead of pressing a forward and reverse button, you control the direction you’re screwing in with a twist of the wrist – it’s that clever. You twist the Gyro Driver one way to drive in the screw, and the other way to remove it. This is also how you control the speed – it starts off slowly, so you’re less likely to damage the screw head, and to go faster, you simply twist it further. The Gyro Driver, above and inset, below, is really lightweight, comfy to hold, and compact – it’s perfect for small hands, if you know a junior DIYer – and has a 3.6v lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to 18 hours on a full charge. It also has a built-in LED light, which comes in handy when you’re working in a cupboard or poor light.


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Luxury £750k home provides a stylish breath of fresh Ayr by JANET TANSLEY

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OW . . . this home is, quite simply, a one-off ! For sale with Karl Tatler Estate Agency, Point of Ayr, in Oxton, is on the market for £750,000. But, there is an awful lot of house for the money – four bedrooms; three reception rooms; a luxurious kitchen; a master bedroom with en suite and dressing room AND a gymnasium with climbing wall – plus brimming with style and class, too. What’s not to love? This superb detached home in Mill Hill has been skilfully extended, fully refurbished and re-designed five years ago by an architect to suit a discerning buyer seeking that “unique home”. The original house was built circa 1865. From the moment you step inside Point of Ayr, you are struck by the spacious accommodation it has to offer, the quality of fixtures and fittings and the tasteful decor throughout. You are greeted with a light, bright entrance hall leading straight into the open-plan 30’ luxurious “Miele” designer kitchen with integrated top-of-the-range appliances with its Italian stone floor and worktops and the added benefit of a utility room and downstairs wc/cloaks. Continuing into the living area, it offers flexible use as a dining room, morning breakfast room and sitting room. And it leads perfectly to the further two reception rooms, which are both spacious with high ceilings and wooden floors. The sitting room and lounge blend modern and contemporary finishes, retaining the original window shutters and benefiting from large splayed windows allowing natural light to flood through and both are overlooking the garden. For the fitness fanatics and those who just can’t sit still, there is a gym complete with its very own climbing wall. Refine your climbing skills protected from the elements before letting loose in the great outdoors, or simply incorporate the wall into your workout . A full-length glass roof lets the

POINTING THE WAY: The magnificent, 30-foot open-plan kitchen at Point of Ayr, Oxton; and, inset, above, a bedroom decorated in colourful, tasteful style MILL HILL MARVEL: The top-class living room at Point of Ayr, left; and the spacious bathroom, right natural light flood in and folding doors can be opened for fresh air as they open up onto the patio area to the side of the house. To the first floor, there are four bedrooms. The master bedroom is a great size with a feature wood-panelled wall and large window across leading out to the large private terrace area, perfect for sitting outside with your morning coffee when the weather allows. The master suite has an en-suite bathroom plus a dressing room. There are three further bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom with ultra-modern fixtures and fittings and a retro

feature step through wall into the shower/wc. All the finishing touches have been carefully thought about for this property. The inner hallway has a striking wall with bronze effect and real silver mosaic tiles creating a luxurious feel. And there is under-floor heating in the dining area, bathrooms and gym. Set in excellent grounds, there is plenty of private parking available at the front of the house. The lawned gardens are at the side and have the advantage of being south facing, perfect for making the most of the sunshine.

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Mark the 12 days of Christmas with a scent for every occasion. Gabrielle Fagan finds some fabulous festive fragrances

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ITH all the focus on shopping and decorating for Christmas, it can be easy to overlook one vital ingredient – how your home smells. The right scents conjure atmosphere and enhance an occasion, whether it’s tangy pine or the sweet warming tones of vanilla. “Imagine Christmas without all the wonderful scents it comes with and you’ll understand why home fragrance is so important at this time of year,” says Clive Harper, managing director of Yankee Candle Europe. “The smell of pine from the Christmas tree, a pomander with the scent of orange infused with cloves, and the fragrance of fruity spice in mulled wine are all so familiar and as much of a Christmas tradition as hanging up a stocking on Christmas Eve.” The favourite scents for this time of year radiate comfort and warmth, from musky evergreens and warm cedarwood to the festive spice of cinnamon. “Christmas is a time for nostalgia and tradition, for family gatherings and for remembering moments in time, and it is these emotions people seek to recreate and conjure with the home fragrances they choose. After all, smell is the most powerful sense for evoking memories,” says Harper. There’s a vast array of fragrances to choose from, but Harper believes our scent memory is usually the best guide. “It’s not so much a case of you picking a home fragrance, more that home fragrance picks you,” he says. “Fragrance is deeply personal, you don’t have a choice between which scents you like and which you don’t. “Throughout our lives, we store information on smells, creating a complex stockpile of memories and associations, all of which have a huge impact on whether we like a fragrance or not.” As a general guide, he says, lavender is a relaxant and a sleep aid, vanilla is comforting, floral scents are generally calming and fruity scents revitalise an atmosphere and are perfect for a party. Lisa Hipgrave, director of the International Fragrance Association (UK), adds: “Contemporary fragrances can be lovely, too. “Some room scents recreate the fragrance of snow flakes and ice. “These, crisp, cold, fashionable scents are achieved using ingredients with herbal, menthol

WICK-ED Fornasetti Floral Scented Candle, £99, Selfridges.

LIGHT RELIEF: A display of Cranberry tea lights, £3.99, from Lakeland, above; and, right, Amber Noir pillar candle, £9 and diffuser, £10, from www.shearer-candles.com nuances, as well as white floral notes and aldehydic notes.” A scent can also complement our decor, she says. “So if you have a stark, contemporary look with white tree decorations with lilies and white roses on the Christmas table, the ‘snow’ scents could be perfect. “If, however, warm red berries and flowers with red table napkins are more your thing, then the spicy warm scents of cinnamon and cloves may be the perfect choice to enhance the mood. “Just remember that when your guests arrive, the first thing that will greet them is the smell of your home. So set the scene by matching your room fragrance to your style.” Say it with scent this season and choose from 12 festive fragrances . . . ● SHOPPER’S SCENT: Evoke

memories of successful shopping trips and Christmas markets with this uplifting, spicy scent. Inspiritus tin, £10, from Catesby’s (www. catesbys.co.uk/01328 711 591). ● SOOTHE THE STRESS: When that “to do” list seems never-ending, relax with the exclusive scent of a Tahitian vanilla flower, which blooms for just one day. Vanilla Flower luxury candle, £25, from Urban Apothecary London (www. urban apothecarylondon. com). ● COMFORTING RITUAL: Roasting chestnuts is a Christmas tradition you can conjure with this candle, which is also laced with

CANNED HEAT: Inspiritus Candle Tin, £10, from Catesby's

nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and hints of caramel and cedarwood. Roasted Chestnut Deluxe Candle, £80, from Jo Malone (www.jomalone. com/0870 034 2411). ● LET’S CELEBRATE: An essence of sparkling Brut Champagne mingled with hints of vanilla, barrel oak, apricot and coconut. Voluspa Maison Noir boxed candle in Crisp Champagne, £30, from Cuckooland (www.cuckooland.com/ 01305 755 621). ● PARTY TIME: This rich sweet scent with fruity notes could create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Gold Dust, £22.75, from Yankee Candle (www.yankee candle.co.uk/0845 050 2623). Alternatively, an Amber Noir candle in a glamorous gold jar, £8, from Shearer Candles, has the

sensual scent of tuberose, violets and amber (www.shearercandles.com/0141 445 1066). ● FLOWER POWER: Reward yourself (or someone else) with a floral bouquet of scent and a visual delight with this luxurious candle in a stunning container featuring Italian artist Piero Fornasetti’s iconic design of the mythical fertility goddess Flora. Fornasetti Flora scented candle, £99, from Selfridges (www.selfridges.com). ● LETTER TO SANTA: Write those essential requests in a cosy atmosphere, with the scent of cinnamon, tonka bean and mandarin. Christmas Wish home candle, £42, from Neom (www.neom organics.com/0870 460 4677). ● ROMANTIC SCENT: Inspired by


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for gifts? Fear not . . . HEAVEN SCENTS: Victorian Winter Amber Noir jar, rrp £8; Diffuser, rrp £10 and Winter Fig hurricane, rrp £15, from www.shearercandles.com

NUTTY ROAST: Roasted Chestnut Deluxe Candle, £80, FROM Jo Malones

▼ RUSSIAN AROMAS: The Russia Collection from Jonathan Ward, London, from left: The Empress and Darya, The Gypsy Candle, and Kartushya; large, £35, and medium, £25 the vivid history of the country, Ward has conjured a floral, sensual scent with notes of Carnation, Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Patchouli, Amber and Cedarwood. The Gypsy candle, from £25, from Jonathan Ward (www. jonathanwardlondon. com/0118 948 4145). ● TURN BACK TIME: This blend of woods and spicy amber, with a

hint of incense, would appeal to both sexes and could conjure images of wood-panelled rooms and log fires. Dark Amber scented candle, £30, from Osprey London (www. ospreylondon.com/01582 877 205). ● CAROL SINGERS: Greet visiting singers with a traditional Christmas tipple and the scent of wine and cinnamon. No25 Mulled Wine & Cinnamon glass filled candle, £7,

from Boots (www.boots.com). ● CHRISTMAS EVE: The warm balsamic aroma of frankincense is combined here with the smoky scent of myrhh for a restoring but stimulating scent so appropriate for the night before Christmas. Frankincense & Myrhh candle, £39, from Willow Organic (www.willow beautyproducts.co.uk/01590 670 483). ● CHRISTMAS DAY: Cranberry is

TASTEFUL: No 25 Mulled Wine & Cinnamon candle, £7, from Boots, above; and, below, Vanilla Flower luxury candle, £25, from Urban Apothecary, London

an essential ingredient for the festive meal and these smokeless tealights, using natural oils, have a warm, fruity fragrance. Thirty Wild Cranberry tealights, £3.99, from Lakeland (www. lakeland.co.uk/01539 488 100).

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Interacting with As students at UK horticultural colleges create sustainable gardens to showcase for the Prince of Wales, Hannah Stephenson seeks out gardening tips from their mentor, TV gardener David Domoney

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LDER gardeners could pick up some tips from a new generation of young horticulturists who have grown up with the eco-friendly, sustainability mentality. So says TV gardener David Domoney, who is mentoring students from six UK horticultural colleges as they create gardens with a sustainability theme as part of the Ideal Young Gardener of the Year competition, in association with the Prince’s Foundation. Young people are becoming much more aware of the importance of sustainable gardening, thanks to programmes such as Countryfile and other horticultural shows, he says. “Television has greatly influenced kids to an acceptability that wildlife is very important. There are a lot of little quirky designs in

BOXING CLEVER: Attracting birds and other wildlife into your garden, above, is part of the latest trend of eco-sustainability, says TV gardener David Domoney, inset, left their gardens that really work.” Natural stone and brick have been used to create mini pizza ovens, bulbs utilised to create 100 days of colour, while other students are using a combination of planting to create fluid movements in between timber and stone. Herbs will be used for flowers and foliage. Ornamental plants which are also edible are being planted in blocks to create an attractive view. “Kids today are working more with landcraft. Dry stone walling is immensely popular. When I was at

Best Of The Bunch Holly (Ilex) IT’S the shrub of Christmas, perfect for adding to wreaths and table decorations, its prickly leaves and bright red berries bringing both colour and texture to any arrangement. Some hollies, right, are grown for their variegated foliage, such as I. aquifolium “Silver Queen”, whose leaves have a pale edge. Despite its name, it’s a male holly without berries, as only female plants produce berries, so make sure you have several varieties or you may be disappointed. I. aquifolium “Handsworth New Silver” is a great choice, bearing glossy dark green leaves with spiny cream margins and vivid red berries in winter. If you are going for variegated types, put them in full sun for the best result, although they will tolerate dappled shade in any fertile, well-drained soil. Prune to shape, if you need to, in early spring.

college in the 1980s, things were very different. Today, there’s floristry and blacksmith work, as people hammer out their own statuettes and embellishments, and make woven wicker fencing. Land-based skills which have become popular at Chelsea have been adopted.” Youngsters have a different attitude to sustainability than previous generations, he agrees. “It’s become such an important part of the teaching, there’s an affinity to it, whereas other generations had to re-learn it. In the past decade, we’ve seen a huge change. Who would have thought 10 years ago we’d have been separating

our rubbish inside our kitchens? But kids of today are used to it. It’s part of their natural psyche.” So how can amateur gardeners make their own plots sustainable? Domoney says: “There’s a huge amount of confusion about what is sustainable and what is natural, whether everything has to be indigenous species and aspects of chemicals, peat and landcraft. “But for the general public who have their own gardens and like the feeling of sustainability, there are a few steps they can take to try to encourage that style of thinking.” Attracting as much wildlife as possible into the garden is the first

step any amateur gardener should take towards sustainability as part of an equal balance, he notes: “That means attracting everything from wild birds – creating not only a feeding and water station yearround, putting up bird boxes and roosting pouches – to insects that visit the garden, not just bees. Make little bee stations using cut bamboo canes tied together, or leave a section of the garden uncut. “To create an eco-climate in your own back garden, you need to do less gardening, in some aspect,” he explains. “Having a section with old logs stacked in the corner will attract a phenomenal amount of

Things to do this week ● Take hardwood cuttings of cornus, salix, forsythia, ribes, roses and gooseberries. ● Check bulbs, corms and tubers in store and remove any showing signs of rot. ● Plan new features, such as rock gardens and ponds. ● Place forcing jars over clumps of rhubarb to encourage early stems for picking. Place forcing jars over clumps of rhubarb to encourage early stems for picking. ● Remove dead or yellowing leaves from pelargoniums, fuchsias and argyranthemums which are overwintering in the greenhouse. ● Firm down round newly planted stock to stop hard frosts lifting the soil. ● Tie string round upright-growing yew and conifers to prevent snow pulling down branches. ● Protect hardy trench celery with straw until ready to harvest. ● Reduce top growth on standard roses to prevent damage from wind rock, but leave full pruning until early spring.


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overwintering insects as well as hedgehogs, which eat slugs. Let a section of the grass grow wild. “Interacting with the nature that visits your garden is a good step forward for sustainability.” As green space becomes more scarce, sustainable gardens will become more valuable in the future, he predicts: “The garden is becoming much more influential for young families and new home owners. A garden is becoming an investment, a fashion statement, rather than just somewhere to put the bikes.”

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Good enough to eat Brassicas WITH the persistent rain and wind of recent weeks, it’s doubly important to earth up spring cabbages and other winter brassicas to give them better anchorage in inclement weather. Prevent tall-growing Brussels sprouts, right, from being blown over by supporting them with canes and tying them in firmly. Remove yellowing leaves regularly as these encourage fungal disease. Sprouts should be harvested from the stem upwards once they have reached 2.5cm (1in) in diameter. If you planted spring cabbages, below, in the autumn, around 15cm (6in) apart, during the winter cut every other one as winter greens, leaving the others to grow on and produce good hearts in the spring. Earth up the ones you are leaving in the ground, removing yellowing leaves when they appear.

3 ways to ... Take care of trees ● The student gardens can be viewed at the Ideal Home Show London, which runs from March 15-April 1, 2013, at London’s Earls Court. For details on how to view the gardens, visit www.ideal homeshow.co.uk

DREAM STREAM: Dry stone walling and other craft work can add to a garden’s appeal – and help to attract wildlife such as hedgehogs, inset

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In midspring, when the soil is moist, feed and mulch both newly planted and established trees, sprinkling general fertiliser or rose food around them.

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First-timers still facing a fight to clamber on to property ladder HOUSE prices are likely to remain flat throughout next year as firsttime buyers continue to struggle to get on the property ladder and the market remains strongest in London and the South, the Halifax said today. The lender predicts that prices will remain within a margin of between plus and minus 2% during 2013, ending the year at similar levels to now before slowly climbing as the economy strengthens. It added that house prices rose by 1% month-on-month in November to reach an average of £160,879, but they lack any clear direction, with five monthly rises and six falls this year. Prices are 1.3% lower than they were a year ago, which shows “remarkable stability” against the tough economic backdrop, Halifax said. Halifax housing economist Martin Ellis said pressures such as

TOUGH TIME: It will still be difficult for first-time buyers to get hold of their own home this coming year, says the Halifax rising utility prices and slow wage growth are likely to continue to restrict the number of home buyers, while the outlook for the wider UK economy remains unclear amid continuing problems in the eurozone. Mr Ellis said that against this difficult background, any house price growth is likely to remain

“modest” in the next few years. He said: “House prices are likely to rise, albeit very slowly, beyond 2013 as the economic recovery strengthens. “Economic growth, however, is likely to remain below the longterm average pace for some time as the household sector continues the lengthy process of rebalancing

its finances and the fiscal squeeze is maintained to bring the public finances under control.” Speaking about his predictions for next year, he added: “Prices are again likely to end the year at levels close to where they begin, with the market continuing to lack any genuine direction.” The study predicts that conditions for would-be first-time buyers will remain tough next year, which will in turn keep up the pressure on the rental sector. Rents have soared as people have remained trapped in the sector, either because they cannot raise the deposit needed or meet lenders’ toughened borrowing criteria. The potential for attractive returns on rents for landlords will probably mean further growth in the buy-to-let sector, Halifax said. The North/South divide is also set to continue, with house prices likely to be strongest in London

and the South East amid strong demand from overseas buyers looking to protect their money from the eurozone troubles, Halifax said. Recently published Land Registry figures for October showed that prices grew by 7% year-on-year in London but dropped by 6% over the same period in the North East. Halifax said that the market will be given some support next year by measures such as a multibillion- pound Government scheme launched in August to boost lending to firms and households, which has caused an increase in mortgage availability. Mortgage payments have also become more affordable amid low interest rates. Typical payments for a new borrower take up around 26% of their take-home pay, compared with an average of 36% over the last three decades, Halifax said.


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Calderstones, £625,000 CONSTRUCTED during the Arts and Craft period, this stunning seven bedroom semi-detached house is within substantial gardens and has a swimming pool. Arranged over three floors, the property offers spacious accommodation with an abundance of period features. Downstairs is a hall, living room, dining room, study, morning room, fitted kitchen, utility room, store room and shower room. Upstairs are six bedrooms (the master with en-suite), plus a family bathroom. There is also a seventh bedroom/family room to the second floor. Outside, the property has mature lawns of a good size, ample secure parking, a garage, summerhouse and heated outdoor swimming pool. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666

Kirkby, £109,950 THIS attractive, three bedroom stonebuilt cottage dates back to 1912 and is located within easy reach of Kirkby Shopping Centre. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises a hallway, lounge with wall-mounted gas fire, dining room with laminate flooring and a kitchen which is fitted with a range of wall and base units. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a wet room with a walk-in shower, wash hand basin and wc. Outside there is a garden area to the front, plus a good sized rear garden which has a patio area and lawn. The house needs to be viewed to be appreciated. ● Loc8, 0151 526 0021

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Old Swan, £249,950

THIS modern, three bedroom semidetached house has the benefit of being offered for sale with no chain. On the ground floor an entrance hall gives access to a lounge with feature living flame gas fire, and a dining room which has doors opening to the rear garden. The fitted kitchen comprises a range of wall and base units and also has space for appliances. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a bathroom incorporating a three piece suite. The property further benefits from gas central heating and double glazing. Externally, a driveway provides ample off-road parking, and there is a rear garden mainly laid to lawn. ● Farrell Heyworth, 0151 220 5020

THIS attractive, six bedroom detached house has a cellar and boasts much character. On the ground floor an entrance hall gives access to a lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, utility room, ground floor shower room and mezzanine level bathroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms, plus there is a walk-in storage cupboard and three further bedrooms to the second floor. Outside, a block paved driveway provides space for off-road parking and there is a rear garden which is laid to lawn with planted borders. The property has majority double glazing, sash windows and a gas central heating system. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 256 7837

Crosby, oo £340,000

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OFFERED in immaculate condition and located in a cul-de-sac is this doublefronted, four bedroom semi-detached house. On the ground floor, the accommodation briefly comprises a large lounge, morning room, kitchen/dining room and cloakroom/wc. To the first floor there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. A loft provides a playroom complete with space-saving eaves storage, a shower cubicle and study. Outside there are mature gardens to the front and area, a detached garage and a driveway. The property is within easy reach of Crosby Village, local schools and transport facilities. ● Abode, 0151 909 3003

THIS two bedroom, ground floor apartment is superbly appointed and located in an attractive development. Inside, an entrance hall gives access to a lounge with windows to three sides, and a modern fitted kitchen incorporating integrated appliances. The master bedroom boasts an en-suite shower room, plus there is a second bedroom (which could be used as a dining room) and a bathroom. Outside, there are attractive communal grounds with allocated parking areas. Additional benefits include UPVC double glazing, a gas central heating system and laminate flooring. An internal viewing is strongly recommended. ● Venmore, 0151 236 4400

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Kirkby, £142,500 VIEWINGS are highly recommended for this three storey, mid-terrace home. On the ground floor an entrance hall gives access to a lounge, modern fitted kitchen and dining area with French doors to the rear. To the first floor are two bedrooms and a family bathroom, plus there is a master bedroom with built in wardrobes and an en-suite to the second floor. Externally the property has front and rear gardens and a driveway. The property further benefits from central heating and double glazing. An early inspection is strongly recommended to appreciate all that is on offer. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 526 3432

Garston, £169,950 THIS four bedroom, semi-detached family home benefits from a rear garden and has an abundance of original features. On the ground floor the lounge has a gas fire in decorative surround and there is an open-plan dining and morning room with stripped wooden flooring. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units and there is also a downstairs wc. Upstairs there are three substantial bedrooms and a family shower room, plus a fourth double bedroom with storage to the second floor. Other benefits to the property include a rear garden, gas central heating and an abundance of original features. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000


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Charles Berrington Road Allerton

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10 PROPERTY

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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City centre 0151 236 2332 citycentre@suttonkersh.co.uk

TOWER BUILDING | L3 £499,950 ● ● ● ● ●

Unique Penthouse Apartment Grade II Listed Building Three Bedrooms Open Plan Ding Kitchen Two Terraces with 360% City & River Views Two Allocated Parking Spaces

BACK SANDON ST | L8 £350,000

WATERLOO QUAY | L3 £154,950

SOUTH FERRY QUAY | L3 £625 PCM

PALL MALL | L3 £600 PCM

Third Floor Apartment

CANNING STREET | L8 £625 PCM ●

Two Bedrooms

Furnished

DG ECH

Popular Location

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CARMEN WALK | L7 £125,000 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Semi Detached House Three Bedrooms Living Room Dining Room Rear Garden Close to Station Off Street parking

Georgian End Town House Three Bedrooms Open Plan Living Area Study/Playroom En-Suite Shower Room Cloakroom Wine Cellar Two Car Driveway

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THE REACH | L3 £75,000 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Fourth Floor Apartment One Bedroom Open Plan Living Area Solid Wood Flooring Juliette Balcony Secure Parking Space Consierge

PEEL STREET | L8 £49,950 ● ● ● ● ● ●

50% Shared Ownership Ground Floor Apartment One Bedroom Secure Parking for Two Cars Gas CH and Double Glazing Close to Sefton and Princes Parks

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2 Bedroom Apartment Double Glazing Electric Heating Furnished Parking

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Apartment 2 Bedrooms Part furnished GCH Shower Parking

Lower Ground Apt

CITY LOFTS | L3 £695 PCM

Apartment

HUSKINSON STREET | L8 £695 PCM

Flexi Furnished @ 695.00

2 Bedrooms

Two Bedrooms

Fully Furnished

En-suite

GCH

Residents Parking Permit

Residents Parking

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Semi Detatched House Three Bedrooms Living Room Cloakroom Rear Garden with Driveway Front Garden No Chain

CITY GATE WEST | L1 £650 PCM

First Floor Apartment Open Plan Living Area Double Bedroom Part Secondary Glazing Built in Wardrobes Close to University No Chain

Second Floor Apartment Balcony with River Views Two Double Bedrooms En-suite Shower Room Allocated parking Visitor Parking

HUDSON GARDENS | L1 £138,500

MARGARET ROAD | L4 £105,000

TUNNEL ROAD | L7 £134,750

THE SYMPHONY | L7 £110,000 ●

Lettings 0151 207 5923 lettings@suttonkersh.co.uk

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Town House Three Bedrooms Extended Lounge Extended Fitted Kitchen Gas Central Heating Upvc Double Glazing Luxury Bathroom

FERNHILL CLOSE | L20 £79,950 ● ● ● ● ● ●

Terraced House Three Bedrooms Dining Room Living Room Central Heating Partial Double Glazing

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Third Floor Apartment Two Double Bedrooms En-suite Shower Room Timber Decked Balcony Spacious Apartment No Chain

ALEXANDRA COURT | L3 £525 PCM

CITY ROAD | L4 £475 PCM

CHAPEL GARDENS | L5 £400 PCM

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First Floor Apartment Two Double Bedrooms Lounge/Dining room UPVC Double Glazing Secure Allocated Parking Space Close to City Centre

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Two Bedroomed Apartment 2nd Floor Unfurnished Economy 7 Heating Security Intercom Viewing Recommended

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Terraced House Three Bedrooms Flexi Furnished Modern Fitted Kitchen Gas Central Heating Double Glazing Viewing Recommended

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Lounge

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Duplex Apartment One Bedroom Open Plan Living Area Sash Windows Modern Kitchen Within Former Georgian House Allocated Parking No Chain

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Kitchen Yard to rear

Apartment

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Ground Floor

2 bedrooms

unfurnished

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Lounge

GCH

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HUNTS CROSS AVENUE | L25 £795 PCM

CAM STREET | L25 £595 PCM

GROSVENOR ROAD | L25 £495 PCM

First Floor Apartment One Bedroom Part furnished DG CH Intercom Viewing Recommended

LITTLE HEYES STREET | L5 £400 PCM

JERICHO LANE | L17 £550 PCM

Terraced House Four Bedrooms Lounge Dining Room Cellar Room Central Heating Yard to Rear

SHAW STREET | L6 £85,000

HAHNEMANN ROAD | L4 £75,000

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ST ANNES COURT | L3 £84,950

SELWYN STREET | L4 £64,950 ●

Two Bedroom Apartment Furnished 15th Floor Electric Heating Double Glazing Allocated Parking

yard to rear

Detached house Three bedrooms Detached garage Driveway and gardens DG, GCH, Modern Fitted kitchen Modern Bathroom Flexi furnished

MOSSLEY HILL DRIVE | L17 £1,250 PCM ●

Well Presented Apt

Three Bedrooms

Master En Suite

Lounge / dining room

Study Room

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

PROPERTY 11

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 www.venmores.co.uk

Canning Street, Liverpool £475,000

Quebec Quay, Liverpool Reduced to £164,950

* Victorian townhouse in Georgian Qtr * Six Bedrooms * Roof terrace * Atrium style galleried landing * Double Garage to rear * Accommodation over four floors * Bathroom or toilet facilities to each floor

* Two Bedrooms * Fabulous river views * Situated on the Third Floor * Secure Parking & Gardens * Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing * Available with NO CHAIN!

Quebec Quay, Liverpool £149,950

Waterloo Road, Liverpool £129,950

* Buy to Let investment opportunity * Two bedroom apartment * Wrap-around balcony * Lounge & Dining area * Two bathrooms * Presently tenanted

Armstrong Quay, Liverpool £115,000

* Well presented ground floor apartment * Two bedrooms * Fitted kitchen * UPVC double glazing * Electric panel heaters * Patio area * Allocated parking space

Argyle Street, Liverpool Reduced to £114,995

Haigh Street, Liverpool Reduced to £99,950 ono

* Purpose built first floor apartment * Two double bedrooms * Bathroom and en-suite Shower room * UPVC double glazing * Allocated parking via electric gates * Convenient for Universities and Hospitals * Available with NO CHAIN!

Mariners Wharf, Liverpool Reduced to £99,950

* Fabulous Marina views * Second floor apartment * One double bedroom * Through Lounge/Diner * Seperate kitchen * Gas Central heating system * Allocated parking

Lockfields View, Liverpool Reduced to £74,950

* Ground floor apartment * Canal views * Two bedrooms * Fitted Kitchen * Gas central heating system * Double glazing * Parking

Ince Avenue, Anfield Reduced to £69,950

* Attractive mid-terrace house * Tastefully presented throughout * Three bedrooms * Two reception rooms * Period features * Gas central heating system

Simons Croft, Liverpool £69,950

Molyneux Road, Kensington £59,950

Lilley Road, Fairfield £54,995

Bishop Road, LIverpool Reduced to £39,950

* Ground floor apartment * Two bedrooms * Bathroom & Shower room * Seperate fitted kitchen * Gas central heating system * UPVC double glazed windows * Secure allocated parking

* Semi detached house * Three bedrooms * Through lounge/dining area * Presently tenanted * Producing an income of £4800 p.a. * Gardens to front and rear

* Mid terrace house * Two bedrooms * Two reception rooms * Gas central heating system * Partial UPVC double glazing * Bathroom with shower enclosure * The property is presently tenanted

* Townhouse/duplex apartment * 2 Bedrooms * Open plan lounge/kitchen * Double glazed windows * Gas central heating system * Parking space * Available with NO CHAIN!

City Branch Sales 0151 236 4400 Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2SH

* Duplex apartment * One double bedroom *Substantial Terrace overlooking Campbell Square * Superb location for access to restaurants and city centre * Spacious lounge/diner/fitted kitchen * Double glazed windows * Electric heating system *Available with NO CHAIN!

* Repair & modernisation required * Mid terrace house * Three bedrooms * Through lounge/diner * Good sized kitchen * Available with NO CHAIN!


12 PROPERTY

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Agents’

CHOICE ★★★★

Lettings

Cressington, £1,100pcm

City centre, £700pcm

Thornton, £750pcm

West Kirby, £795pcm

THIS superb, four bedroom detached house is in a quiet residential close just two minutes from Otterspool promenade. Downstairs briefly comprises a lounge with patio doors to the rear garden, dining room with doors to a conservatory and a fully-fitted kitchen as well as a utility room with downstairs wc. Upstairs are four good sized bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Externally the property has a driveway, double integrated garage and fabulous gardens to the front and rear. Additional benefits include double glazing and gas central heating. The property is available furnished or unfurnished. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

AVAILABLE to let is this spacious, two bedroom apartment located in the heart of the Ropewalks district, which is renowned for its upbeat vibe and plethora of stylish wine bars and restaurants. Inside, the sleek apartment is wellpresented and represents modern city living with its bright and fresh styling. The accommodation comprises a good-sized lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, the property has a secure allocated parking space, and an advance viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate all that is on offer. The apartment is offered on a fullyfurnished basis. ● Venmore, 0151 236 4400

IN good decorative order is this three bedroom, semi-detached house in a popular Thornton location with a range of shops, supermarkets, schools and transport links a stone’s throw away. On the ground floor is a porch, hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room and bathroom. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, a large single bedroom and a bathroom with a separate wc. Outside, the property has a large southfacing rear garden that enjoys not being overlooked, while to the front is a driveway, garden and garage. Further benefits include gas central heating and double glazing. Available unfurnished. ● Abode, 0151 909 3003

LOCATED in a quiet, sought-after cul-de-sac is this modern three bedroom mid-town house. On the ground floor is a cloakroom, fully fitted kitchen with dining area and large conservatory opening to a patio. Upstairs there is a good sized lounge, and a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. Plus, there are two further double bedrooms and a large family bathroom to the second floor. Outside, the property has off-road parking and a garage. No smokers; pets considered. Available for immediate occupation. The property is available on an unfurnished basis. ● Bradshaw Farnham & Lea, 0151 625 8899

City centre, £675pcm

Birkenhead, £700pcm

Walton, £495pcm

Woolton, £650pcm

THIS luxurious, one bedroom apartment is available to let in the heart of the city’s business district. Situated on the fifth floor of this fabulous building, the property is bursting with original features. Inside is a living room, dining area and contemporary kitchen incorporating a range of integrated modern appliances and designer lighting. There is also a large bedroom and a designer wet room with coloured lighting in the ceiling. The property enjoys stunning rooftop views including the Liver Building. Viewing is highly recommended, and the property is available on an unfurnished basis. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

THIS executive-style, two bedroom apartment affords an exceptionally high standard of accommodation throughout and boasts a bespoke design. Inside, well-proportioned rooms give the apartment a sense of space, and there is a range of delightful original features. In brief, the accommodation comprises a lounge, fully-fitted breakfast kitchen with appliances, master bedroom with en-suite, second bedroom and bathroom. To the exterior there are wellmaintained gardens and allocated parking for each property. The property is offered on an unfurnished basis and is available immediately. An early viewing is highly recommended. ● Karl Tatler, 0151 342 5777

THIS immaculate, two bedroom apartment is located just off the main road connecting with transport links to the city centre. Positioned on the first floor, the apartment has been tastefully presented. Inside, the accommodation comprises a hallway, spacious lounge with modern high gloss open-plan kitchen, large family bathroom incorporating a white suite, and two double bedrooms. Outside, the property has allocated parking. Additional benefits include double glazing, electric heating and a secure entry system. The property is offered on an unfurnished basis and the first month’s rent is half price, saving £247.50. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 526 0557

THIS two bedroom, character property is set in the highly sought-after residential area of Woolton village. Inside, the period property is wellpresented and available on a partfurnished basis. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises a lounge, dining room open to a kitchen and family bathroom with a white three piece suite. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms. Outside, the property has a yard with decking to the rear. The property is available immediately and an early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the standard of accommodation that is on offer. ● Whitegates, 0151 428 1357


CLASSIFIED 13

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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14 PROPERTY

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Auctions 0151 207 6315 www.suttonkersh.co.uk/auctions-property/ December auction results now online

LOTS SOLD AT AUCTION IN 2012 All Local Competitors 417* Sutton Kersh Auctions 446*

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F you’re over the age of 60 and looking to downsize from your family home, you could benefit from McCarthy & Stone’s autumn sale, which is offering massive discounts on the remaining apartments at its developments in Chester. The retirement developer is offering anyone who purchases one of its stylish Later Living properties at a select number of its Chester sites before February 28 2013, and completes within 12 weeks, thousands of pounds off the list price, plus the opportunity to take advantage of its free packing, de-cluttering and removals service. All remaining properties at Bernard Court, in Holmes Chapel, are now available from £149,950, while one bedroom apartments at Jessop Court, in Little Sutton, start from £124,950, with two bedroom properties being offered from £169,950. Plus Forest Court, in Chester, currently has one bedroom apartments for sale from £139,950, and two bedrooms from £249,950. Each of the available properties’ low maintenance designs is ideal for anyone looking for a more manageable home that allows them to enjoy later life. The light and airy open lounge and dining room adjoins a well-appointed kitchen comprising modern fitted units, a

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UY a brand new home at Heathfield Gardens in Runcorn and you could be enjoying some winter sun thanks to Rowland Homes. The housebuilder is offering holiday vouchers worth up to £5,000 to those who reserve a new home at the development before December 21. With homes ready to be occupied, it’s a pre-Christmas gift not to be missed. Sam Johnson, sales manager for Rowland Homes, explained: “Because we appreciate moving can be stressful, we’re offering to help make it much, much easier. Partexchange is available, so if you have a home to sell, we can arrange for it to be valued and could make you a cash offer within a week – enabling you to avoid getting caught up in a complicated chain. And, because we appreciate that holidays are often forgone because of the expense of moving home, we’re also throwing in an added bonus of up to £5,000 in holiday vouchers so our customers can relax and unwind.” Heathfield Gardens features four and five bedroom homes in a choice of styles, with prices from £349,995. The stylish, spacious homes have a superb specification including a range of items which buyers may not expect to be fitted as standard. For example, kitchens enjoy

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built-in oven and hob plus a fridge and freezer. The double bedroom includes fitted wardrobes and the modern bathroom comprises a number of thoughtful design features. And, for added security, each apartment has 24-hour emergency call points, a video entry system and double glazing throughout.

Other facilities include a shared lounge, guest accommodation for visitors, a laundry room and a lift. A dedicated house manager ensures the smooth running of the development, and all properties are low maintenance and energy efficient. Fiona Brooks, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy &

Stone, said: “One of the key benefits of buying a McCarthy & Stone apartment is they are brand new, so you can start making the most of your later years. ” ● For more information visit the show complex at any of the above sites, open Tues-Sat, 10.30am-5pm, call 0800 919 132 or log on to www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.

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integrated appliances including oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave. Plus, bathrooms and en-suites boast Villeroy & Bosch sanitaryware. There are also fitted wardrobes to bedrooms one and two. “It’s not just the offer of part-exchange that aims to make life easier – our homes are designed

for ease of living with familyfriendly features and a high quality finish. The latest heating, glazing and insulation products combine comfort and warmth and minimal maintenance, so buyers should save on fuel bills and on DIY. Our customers will also benefit from the reassurance of a 10-year Buildmark warranty from the National House

Building Council,” Sam added. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, off Heath Lane, with schools nearby, the homes are ideal for families. Runcorn town centre is just a short journey away. ● Visit the show home, open ThursMon, call 0844 875 1328 or see www.rowland.co.uk/developments/ heathfield-gardens.


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ET on a corner plot in Blundellsands, this detached family home is spacious, modern and well placed for well-known schools. Beautifully appointed, the property is entered via a canopy porch, with the lobby, lounge, kitchen and dining areas arranged open-plan, for a contemporary, spacious layout that’s ideal for family life. A good size, the lounge has parquet flooring, a box bay window and a wall-mounted Bang & Olufsen TV. The kitchen/dining area is fitted in a country farmhouse style, with hand-made, painted units, wood block work surfaces and a four oven Aga. Velux windows and patio doors to the garden add a light and airy feel to the beautiful, hand-made kitchen. A utility room, sitting room with original fireplace, playroom, boot room, cloakroom/wc and study complete the ground floor. There are four bedrooms to the first floor, of which the master and bedroom two have en-suite shower rooms. Plus, there is a family bathroom with his and hers sinks, a bath and a laundry chute down to the utility room. Externally there is a garage, driveway and lovely gardens having patio areas, manicured lawns and a water feature. ● Blundellsands, £670,000; Abode, 0151 909 3003.

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Liverpool Echo Big Property Guide - 8th December 2012