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Home of the Week

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Menlove Avenue, Woolton, available to rent for £950pcm

VENMORE launched its new city centre ●Moreheadquarters with a summertime soirée. than 180 guests enjoyed Pimm’s, Peroni

and Prosecco served up at the estate agent’s official new office launch After taking a stroll down the ‘green carpet’, guests surveyed the premises on Dale Street which have become Venmore’s headquarters, housing 32 members of staff from the sales, letting, surveying and auction departments. Rob Farnham, chief executive of Venmore says: “It was a pleasure to welcome so many of our clients and friends within the industry into our new city office to celebrate another great chapter in Venmore’s history.” The company moved into the larger premises this year after outgrowing a unit on Stanley Street. During the event, a fundraising raffle was held to raise support for Help for Heroes. Paul Lea, chairman of Venmore, will be undertaking a Three Peaks Challenge on Thursday, July 14. Paul, along with nine colleagues and 10 soldiers, disabled through injury while on active service, will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales, all in under 24 hours. Guests at the office launch raised over £350 for the charity and the winner took home a signed Liverpool FC shirt.

VENMORE LAUNCH : Hugh and Cathy Frost (Beetham), John Hall (Professional Liverpool), Linda Sampson-Jones (LSJ Enterprises) and Stephen Burrows (Brabners), above, John Hall (Professional Liverpool), Carl Wood (Trinity Mirror) and Rob Farnham (Venmore), left, and Paul Lea, Rob Farnham and Dave Blackman (all from Venmore)

Find A Home 10 Home Of The Week 11 Agents Choice Liverpool 12 Venmores

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Geniene Reese (GRBD), Emma Hill and Laura Richardson (GRBD) at the launch

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Fabulous bright and airy family home

The perfect time to invest in your own home SAY goodbye to the landlord and hello to the property ladder... That’s the message from Miller Homes which has just announced the final few releases of its development in Netherley. The three bedroomed Kitchener semi-detached family home is £99,500. “The shortage of housing supply for first time buyers has seen large rises in rental prices” says Helen Toher-Horne, Miller Homes Sales Manager. “So, now is the time for house hunters and people renting to consider their options. Purchasing a new home now while there is good value to be found, I believe, will prove to be a better medium to long term investment than renting.” Adds Helen: “The truth is no one knows when house price rises will take off again. Pundits are now suggesting that it is not a question of ‘if ’ but ‘when’ house prices will rise. The message is clear; if you wait to see the market rise is confirmed it will be too late to get the best bargain. And after all, a house is a home

not just an investment.” Miller says it has been in touch with independent mortgage advisers who have confirmed that mortgages for the Kitchener could cost as little as £316.66 per month (terms and conditions and eligibility criteria apply).” The Kitchener design has a large kitchen with a stainless steel appliance package and a clever archway division to separate the dining-room. The space is made bright and inviting with French doors that open out on to the rear garden. There is also a downstairs w.c. and the master bedroom features an en-suite. Full details of the Kitchener and the last few remaining properties are available from the Bridgewater Park marketing suite, located off Brownbill Bank, Netherley L27 7AE. It is open Thursday to Monday, from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Telephone 0800 840 8522 or email: bridgewaterpark @miller.co.uk

CHARMING: This traditional home is decorated to an exceptionally high standard

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OOD things come in little parcels. They don’t make diamonds the size of bricks. We have all heard these phrases and to prove that it’s true just take a look at this. Just how terrific can a terrace be? This fantastic family home is for sale with Sutton Kersh for £209,950. The house on Pitville Road, off Rose Lane and Pitville Avenue, in Mossley Hill is surprisingly spacious and more than a little bit beautiful.

by JANET TANSLEY The lounge has a large bay window, there’s a utility room and a cloakroom and WC. But it’s the open plan family room/kitchen/dining room that make this house such a winner. All with laminate flooring, the good sized family room sweeps through into the light and bright kitchen which has a range of modern wall, base and drawer units incorporating a single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over, an integral gas oven, gas hob and chimney

style hood above, integral dishwasher, inset lighting, a double glazed window and double glazed French style doors opening onto the rear garden. The dining area concludes the remainder of this airy open plan area which is rich and modern with a mixture of cream and rich warm woods. There are three good sized bedrooms, one of which enjoys views across the Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground and another which has fitted wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors.

The bathroom has a spa bath with shower over and hand held mixer shower, pedestal wash basin, low level wc, double glazed window, inset lighting, heated towel rail, tiled floor. The front garden is block paved for off road parking. And the rear garden is laid to lawn with a raised decked patio area with feature lighting, a garden shed and external lighting. For more information call Sutton Kersh on 0151 734 0666 or log onto www.suttonkersh.co.uk

Contemporary open plan kitchen/dinerat Bridgewater Park, Netherley


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My First

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Chris Cairns

MC for Laughterhouse Comedy at the Slaughter House and the Slug and Lettuce Where was the family home you grew up in and what was it like? I grew up in Dombey Street off Park Road in Toxteth. It was great, a small terraced house with my brother, sister and my parents. I was there for the first 25 years of my life before I left home. It still had an outside toilet. The toilet was always cold and always full of spiders, I’m still terrified of them and I think that’s why! What is your clearest memory of the house? The outside toilet and the spiders! It was good in summer, no, actually it was never good. Where was the first house you bought yourself and what did it cost? Our first house was a little two up-two down at the end of Park Road, on Kedleston Street which cost us £19,000. It was by the old Gaumont Cinema and the Toxteth chapel, apparently Prince Charles’ favourite building! What made you want to buy it? It was the first home for me and my partner, it was a real ‘do’er upper’. We really enjoyed making it our own, we’ve got good memories of that house. What are the important things you look for when buying a house? Well we had to move because there wasn’t enough space for us and our baby, we needed more room. We’ve moved to another terraced house in St Michael’s. The first time I saw it I didn’t want to move in, but my partner said if we bought the house I could have a games room, for ‘all my rubbish’. We’ve got three floors including the attic now, so I’ve got space for my games and a little bit of solitude. My partner loved it for the big kitchen! Are you a DIY trier or do you leave it to the experts? I am far and away the worst DIY-er in the world. Seriously, I couldn’t put a shelf up. I’ve been cunning though and surrounded myself with people who can. My brother-in-law is a builder and one of my best mates is a decorator so I’m lucky to be able to find people to help. I’m good at breaking things but I’ll pay someone else to do it up again. What is the one thing you love most about your current home? The games room and the space for all of us. My little girl has space to play, space for her dog. It’s also in a dead end so it’s quiet. We live on the same street as my in-laws, they’re useful for when we run out of milk, coffee, toilet roll or need a baby-sitter! They’re also good for when I lock myself out. It’s a blessing and a curse living so close to them, but usually a blessing.

Create yourself Do you yearn for somewhere in your home to relax, unwind and escape? Follow Gabrielle Fagan's six easy steps and you'll find yourself enjoying a spa, an outdoor oasis, a kitchen corner or a hobby hideaway HOME SPA A special bathroom is the perfect end-of-day sanctuary in which to wash away the cares and stresses of the day, according to stylist and interiors author Anita Kaushal. She says: “Create atmosphere in an instant with little details such as floating candles in the bath, a scented candle and colourful towels.”

GARDEN OASIS: Java wicker chair, £19.99; Postcard cushion, £14.99; white optic voile, £4.99 per metre; Storeaway rectangular postcard storage box, £3.99; vintage Moroccan lanter, £4.99 and artificial flowers, from £1.98, all from Dunelm Mill.

SIX SIMPLE STEPS ◆ Disguise a dull view and ensure privacy with a blind. Try a Bright Diva roman blind from £98 from Sunway Blinds. Get ready-made or made-to-order blinds from stores such as John Lewis or a DIY roller blind kit, £7.49, from Amazon. ◆ Liven up a plain room with a colourful bath mat. Rose Flower Bath Mat, £15, from Marks & Spencer. ◆ Relax, read and celebrate in style without getting out of the bath. Chrome bath caddy, £36, with candleholder, book stand and two glass holders, from Stylish Life. ◆ Clutter in a bathroom won’t aid relaxation. Have a place for everything with a set that will solve the problem. Three tier wooden Tower with carry handle for those lotions and potions, £20; bin, £8; mirror, £6, and toilet brush in container, £6. All from Matalan and available in white, lime or hot pink. ◆ Splash out on towels used only for those spa breaks at home. Diamante hand towels, £4 each, from Matalan, or Egyptian cotton towels in jewel-rich colours, £4.99 each, from Dunelm Mill. ◆ Spoil yourself with delicately perfumed toiletries such as an egg-shaped soap in a Gift Egg tin, in either bluebell or wild rose, £5, from Cath Kidston.

OUTDOOR OASIS Even a tiny corner in a patio can be a tranquil hideaway with a couple of chairs and a simple awning made from a white fabric, says Jo Hamilton from ITV’s 60 Second Makeover. She adds: “A leafy view, a snatch of birdsong and a glimpse of blue sky can give us a sense of peace and harmony.”

SIX SIMPLE STEPS ◆ Kit out the space without busting the budget. Place a chair near the back door, for example a Java wicker chair, £19.99; use lengths of

White Optic Voile for sun shade, £4.99 per metre, and keep trinkets and treasures in a handy portage Storeaway Rectangular Postcard storage box, £3.99. All from Dunelm Mill. ◆ Connecting with nature is a stress-reliever. Attract birds by providing food on a bird table or give feathered friends a des res bird house. Spotty Tweety Bird House, left, £9.99, from Strawberry Fool. ◆ Revamp garden furniture or a second-hand chair found at a market by using an outdoor spray paint. Try PlastiKote, £9.99 for a 400ml can, from DIY stores. ◆ Add a hint of country cottage charm to a window sill or patio with a traditional lavender

SANCTUARY SOURCES

Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk B&Q: www.diy.com Bloom: 0844 482 2332/www.bloom.uk.com Creative Tops: 01536 207 710/www.creative-tops.com Dobbies: 0844 840 8404/www.dobbies.com Ella Doran: www.elladoran.co.uk Dunelm Mill: www.dunelm-mill.com Anita Kaushal: www.anitakaushal.com Cath Kidston: 08450 262

440/www.cathkidston.co.uk John Lewis: 0845 604 9049/www.johnlewis.com Marks & Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com Matalan: 0845 330 3330/www.matalan.co.uk Pale & Interesting: 01797 344 077/www.paleandinteresting.com PlastiKote: 01223 836 400/www.plasti-kote.com Really Linda Barker: 0844 387 7272/www.reallylindabarker.co.uk Retreat Home: 0162 847

display. No green fingers required if you choose faux lavender in antique zinc window box, £39, from Bloom. ◆ Bring your garden to life at night with twinkling tea lights in glass jam jars or lanterns hung on shrubs or trees. Mediterranean lantern, £5, from Store Twenty One. ◆ Clear out the clutter in a garden shed and convert it into a weather-proof hideaway by giving it a coat of paint, and adding a comfy chair. Ronseal Woodland Trust exterior paint for wood, £8.98 for 750ml from B&Q. Sit and daydream in a Sumo Rattan Occasional Chair with seat pad, £195, from Dobbies.

1056/www.retreat-home.com Store Twenty One: 0121 705 8286/www.storetwentyone.co.uk Strawberry Fool: 0845 226 9177/www.strawberryfool.com Stylish Life: 01269 822 288/www.stylishlife.co.uk Sunway Blinds: 0800 652 7799/www.sunwayblinds.co.uk Susie Watson Designs: 0844 980 8185/www.susiewatsondesigns .co.uk Utlity: 0151 708 4192 /www.utilitydesign.co.uk


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a perfect little oasis SIX SIMPLE STEPS ◆ A deep shelf can double as a storage space or preparation area, and DIY’s easy with a laser leveller ensuring straight lines. Try the Bosch Quigo, £49.99, Amazon. ◆ Put up a plate rack – Susie Watson has a charming wooden rack, £175. Crockery will be near at hand and you can keep the work surface below it clear for those special cookery sessions and a cookery book stand. ◆ Vintage-style storage containers have a gentle charm. Set of three cake tins, £22.99, from the Coffee Break range featuring eggs, jelly and cupcakes, from Strawberry Fool. Matching egg cups, plaques and chalkboards also available. ◆ Retro-style equipment reminds us of a more leisurely, relaxed era. Typhoon Vintage kitchen scales in pink, £32, John Lewis. ◆ Raise a smile with a fun cake-shaped Iced Fancies 3D Cupcake storage jar (180mm diameter) for biscuits and cakes, from £18, from Creative Tops. ◆ A china collection makes a cheery display on a shelf and a pink Portmeirion Dawn Chorus Plate, £7.50, from John Lewis would be a perfect first buy.

HOBBY HIDEAWAY

SIX SIMPLE STEPS ◆ Pick a corner of a room, or space

◆ A folding screen can create a hobby corner in a room or simply display an eye-catching decorative tool. Hand-cast plaster cast scissors (made from a pair of antique tailor’s scissors), £35, from Pale & Interesting. ◆ Quirky containers will lift your spirits. Provence Rose Little Book of Pins tin, £6 (including pins), from Cath Kidston. And keep craft materials organised and easily to hand with a sewing box. Large Tumble Roses sewing box, £35, John Lewis. ◆ Mugs can double as useful containers. Cotton Reels china mug, £6, Ella Doran.

TIDY: wooden plate rack, £175, Susie Watson Designs

TV presenter Linda Barker says it’s really important to have a creative corner in a home - somewhere you can easily sit and enjoy hobbies like craft projects. Linda, an interior designer with her own range at Really Linda Barker, says: “I love making my own gifts for friends and recently made a cake stand using vintage tea plates and cups.”

◆ Decorative china makes a tea break even more enjoyable. A porcelain Button teapot, decorated with coloured buttons, £29.95, and matching mug, £9.95, from Utility would appeal to craft queens.

SITTING COMFORTABLY: Sumo Rattan Occasional Chair with seat pad, £195, Dobbies

BRIGHT IDEA: Mediterranean lantern, £5, Store Twenty One.

BOXED OFF: three cake tins, £22.99, from the Coffee Break range in a selection of designs including eggs, jelly and cupcakes, Strawberry Fool. Matching egg cups, plaques and chalkboards also available

◆ Look like a domestic goddess with a Red Roses PVC-coated apron, £3.99, and display baked treats and perfect pastries on a blue three-tier Anna cake stand, £7.99, both from Dunelm Mill.

◆ Evoke happy memories with framed pictures of family and friends. Vintage-style frames from Retreat-Home start from £10.

Kitchens are the heart of our homes and must be practical. But even in a tiny area there’s usually space for a zone for those pleasurable tasks such as baking or creating special dishes, says Jo Hamilton.

on a landing, for a work table and personalise it with collections of treasured possessions. Plum-coloured floral Aster Garden fabric, £25 per square metre, could pretty-up a table, then add table-top storage with Utility metal and wooden drawers, £60, both from John Lewis.

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How to... give decking a makeover

BOSCH has launched a ● really useful cordless cutting tool for DIY and more – the new

and improved Xeo 2. Easy to manoeuvre, because it’s small and light, the Xeo 2’s also super simple to use – just take off the safety catch, grip the rubberised handle and press the trigger. It’s brilliant for lightweight cutting tasks, such as cutting wallpaper ready for hanging, and it powers through carpet (up to 6mm thick) and vinyl flooring in seconds. The blade’s self-sharpening, there’s a safety guard to protect your fingers, and it’s easy to see where you’re cutting, which isn’t always the case with power tools. The Xeo 2 comes in a handy storage tin and costs £39.99 from B&Q. For more details, see www.bosch-do-it.co.uk

CUTTING EDGE: the new and improved Xeo 2 is a boon for any DIY enthusiast details of what you’d like to achieve. B&Q’s team of experts will choose the rooms

THE new Ask a Designer app on B&Q’s Facebook page offers a free bathroom design service, with a detailed rundown of how to recreate the look you want within the space, budget and time available. You simply submit pictures of your bathroom and include

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All change at Redrow by JANET TANSLEY

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EVELOPERS, Redrow, are holding a part exchange master class all this weekend to show hoe quick and easy moving up the property ladder can be. The class will be held at their Dibbin Brook site in Bromborough. Home buyers are invited to go along for learn more about Redrow’s scheme to help move from old to new. Elaine Mounsey, sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), says: “We believe it’s easy to fall in love with our New Heritage Collection homes, but the size of the properties means that many visitors have a home of their own to sell and may be reluctant to make a commitment until they have secured a buyer. “At our part-exchange event we’ll be explaining how we can often accept a customer’s existing property as part-payment for a new home at Dibbin Brook.” With Redrow effectively acting as a cash buyer for the customer’s old home, part-exchange means there’s no need to worry about complicated chain delays and no estate agent’s fees to pay. Prices at Dibbin Brook start from £211,000 for a three-bedroom Warwick style property, with four-bedroom designs available from £226,000. Selected properties, including the four-bedroom Chester, on the market at £276,000, are almost ready to move into. “One of the advantages that new build homes have over their second hand counterparts is that they won’t require lots of repairs and renovations before you can move in,” adds Elaine “Boasting high specification interiors as standard, our new homes are designed with modern family living in mind and feature top quality fixtures and fittings throughout.” New Redrow homes boast well equipped kitchens with integrated top brand name appliances including oven, microwave and fridge freezer,

plus tall units and extra wide drawers that offer plenty of storage space. Installing the same standard kitchen in an older property could cost up to £6,000. To find out how Redrow could help you move up the property ladder to a bigger, better, brand new home, visit Dibbin Brook this weekend. A video guide to part-exchange, plus video footage of the show homes at Dibbin Brook, can be viewed online at www.redrow.tv For details of the latest availability and pricing at Dibbin Brook call 0151 345 0996 or see www.redrow.co.uk/dibbin.

EXCHANGE: Dibbin Brook in Bromborough offers a wide variety of home options to suit every family

Final phase of St Paul’s Square development is finished THE final phase of St Paul’s Square development has been completed. English Cities Fund (ECf), a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property (LGP) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) celebrated the news with special guests, Sir Michael Lyons, ECf Chairman and the Rt Hon Lord Heseltine. The £32m building provides a total of 109,000 sq ft of high quality Grade A office space over eight floors and is the focal point for Liverpool’s Central Business District.

To celebrate the launch, ECf invited the region’s key business community to a prestigious lunch and drinks reception on the spectacular top floor of No 4 St Paul’s, which affords panoramic views across the city. Darran Lawless, development director for Muse Developments – ECf ’s development manager, says: “ECf is extremely proud of the work that has been achieved at St Paul’s Square. The scheme has played a major role in the renaissance of Liverpool’s commercial offering and has set new standards in terms of

architecture, design, quality and sustainability. “No 4 St Paul’s Square is the final phase of this development and delivers Merseyside’s first speculatively built BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building. Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of ECF, comments: “The St Paul’s Square scheme has provided an entirely new focal point for Liverpool’s Central Business District and plays a crucial role in the reshaping of the city centre and how it does business. “ECf was established to show

how private sector development and investment skills could work with local partners to change the shape and purpose of neglected city locations. St Paul’s square well illustrates the impact that is possible.” Rt Hon Lord Heseltine adds: “St Paul’s Square is an example of effective partnership between the public and the private sector. I look forward to the day when we see a demand from the private sector which will be hugely welcome and help the city to build on the real progress it has made in recent years.”

No 4 St Paul’s Square, which recently won an RICS award for best commercial development in the North West, was designed by architects, RHWL and constructed within time and on budget by national contractor, Shepherd Construction. The building overlooks the stunning granite landscape of St Paul’s Square and includes a number of sustainable features, such as a sedum roof, water-efficient taps, cycle racks and a lighting system designed to minimise light pollution and to reduce carbon emissions by more than 22%.


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For peat’s sake

As a new peat-free campaign is launched, Hannah Stephenson looks at the importance of switching to peat-free compost and asks how it compares with its peat-based competitors

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NLESS you’ve been living in a hole in the ground for the last few years, you’ll know that using peat-based products in your garden is decimating peatlands throughout the UK and beyond. Peatlands provide vital habitats for wildlife, store greenhouse gases and release thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. However, peat is used in compost and soil improvers because it’s light, retains moisture and stores nutrients. It’s also very cheap. In an effort to raise awareness and encourage gardeners to choose peat-free alternatives, leading organic growing charity Garden Organic has launched its ’I Don’t Dig Peat’ campaign, to put an end to the 24 million wheelbarrows of peat which its experts estimate is being used unnecessarily by British gardeners each year. Gardeners’ World presenter Alys Fowler, who is fronting the campaign, says: “Increasingly, those who go peat-free and get hold of good quality compost find there’s no argument. I don’t use any peat-based compost and I see no difference. I grow fantastic vegetables. “If you were trying to grow peat bog plants, there’s an argument that growing them in peat is sensible, but the amount of people growing peat bog plants is tiny. What’s happening is that a lot of people are using peat - up to 70% peat in some multi-purpose composts - for growing, say, tomatoes. But tomatoes don’t need peat to grow.” Fowler uses her council’s green waste compost, called ’Care compost’, sold at her local garden centre, along with peat-free multi-purposes from Carbon Gold, New Horizon and Vital Earth. “If your council is making green waste, phone their refuse department which should be able to tell you where to buy it. It’s incredibly cheap,” she suggests. Historically, peat-free composts have been criticised for being inferior for seed-sowing. A Which? Gardening report from the Consumers’ Association magazine noted earlier this year: “Our trial results show that peat-free composts still have a way to go to match the performance of peat for sowing seeds and growing on young plants – although the picture is rosier for container composts.” However, some peat-based composts are just as inferior as their peat-free counterparts, says Ceri Thomas, editor of Which? Gardening. “Gardeners shouldn’t assume that all compost is the same. Whether peat-free or peat-based, the quality of compost varies massively. “Our trials found that it is possible to buy a good quality peat-free compost that performs as well as the best peat-based compost. But there are also a number of peat-based and peat-free composts that simply don’t match these high standards.” In its latest trial, Which? Gardening recommends New Horizon Organic & Peat Free Growbag for sowing seeds. Germination

LOVE PEAT: Alys Fowler is heading the campaign to help gardeners go peat-free rates for basil were on a par with its ’Best Buy’ peat-based compost and the quality of the resulting seedlings was good. New Horizon Organic & Peat Free multi-purpose compost (£5.99 for 60 litres) was a Best Buy container compost for the second consecutive year, outperforming seven peat-based composts, including three specific container ones, to come joint top. Fowler says: “This campaign is saying, think about it. There’s no need to dig up one part of the world to grow something in your back garden. Start making home compost and buy fewer bedding plants, switching to perennials which grow year after year, meaning you reduce the peat-grown plants you bring into the garden and the need to replant each year. Search online for nurseries or mail order stores selling peat-free plants and support their peat-free initiatives. Sometimes the good peat-free composts will be slightly pricier, Fowler concedes, but it’s a small price to pay for saving the earth. ● For more information on the campaign go to www.idontdigpeat.org.uk

Grow Your Own runner beans If your runner beans don’t have many flowers on them it may be you’ve applied too much fertiliser and/or water at the wrong time, which will result in plenty of healthy leaves but not many flowers. Cold and windy weather can also stop bees from pollinating the crop. The right time to water beans is when they are flowering and when the pods are swelling. You don’t need to water the young plants profusely until flowering starts, because watering consistently throughout the plant’s life will just fuel stem and leaf growth, but little else. The secret is to plant them in fertile soil that doesn’t dry out easily, preparing the ground beforehand by digging in plenty of well-rotted organic matter. Once they are flowering, plants can be watered twice a week, directing the flow at the base of the plants. New research shows that applying water to the roots in the evening increases cropping and pod set. If your leaves are showing small brown spots surrounded by a yellow ’halo’, the plants may have the disease halo blight, which results in the pods developing water-soaked spots. Prevent the problem by never soaking the seeds before sowing and use a resistant variety such as ’Red Rum’. Pick off infected leaves when you see them, or pull out and bin affected plants.

Things to do this week

Plant autumn-flowering bulbs such as amaryllis, nerines and autumn crocuses.

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Feed long-flowering and late flowering border perennials. Collect and sow or store ripe seeds before they fall.

Encourage clematis in flower to bloom again in late summer by applying a liquid feed.

In hot weather, shade newly planted crops such as brassicas from the sun until they are established.

Where roots are exposed due to watering, apply a top dressing of compost to tomatoes.

Top up the water in ponds and aerate it if you see fish gasping for oxygen in hot weather.


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GUIDE ... to neighbourhoods Why live in... Birkdale

Saturday, July 9, 2011

COASTAL: This horse and cart sculpture can be found on the edge of beautiful Birkdale. Inset top and bottom, different housing in the area

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ITUATED on the coastline, Birkdale combines beautiful homes with an array of village shops, stunning golf courses and so much more, making it one of Merseyside’s top places to live. Located in Southport, the area is well-known for its fabulous selection of large Victorian-style homes, often with far-stretching gardens. House prices in Birkdale can come in at well over £1m, with properties on streets such as Selworthy Road fetching around £1.6m, providing homeowners with truly impressive homes on large plots of land. Along with the more expensive homes that make up a section of Birkdale, there is also a whole host of other homes such as five bedroom, detached family properties at around £500,000; four bedroom, semi-detached houses at

around £300,000, as well as spacious bungalows and brilliantly converted apartments. There are even two bedroom, cottage-style dwellings that offer beautiful living space. Although only around a mile-and-a-half from Southport town centre, Birkdale village has everything you could need, with a charming village feel. High street banks and top-class restaurants and bars sit alongside the wellloved boutiques and independent shops in Birkdale village, which include quality butchers, greengrocers, florists, cafes with outdoor seating, barbers and hairdressers and, of course, the Birkdale Cheese Centre, which has a delicious long list of cheeses. Ideally situated in Birkdale village is the train station, which provides regular services to Liverpool if you fancy a dip into city

life, and in the opposite direction to Southport. Birkdale has plenty of recreational facilities to keep you busy, such as the worldfamous Royal Birkdale Golf Club which has staged eight Open Championships; and Southport and Birkdale Sports Club, which offers cricket, tennis, snooker, squash and hockey. And with the coastline so nearby a walk or jog along the seafront is a perfect way to unwind after a day at work. If you’ve got children or are thinking of starting a family, then the area has a great selection of schools including Birkdale High, Greenbank High School and Birkdale Community School, to name but a few. So whether you’re looking for a stylish apartment, a grand family home or a bungalow where you can downsize, Birkdale boasts a fabulous array of properties for you to choose from.

PRETTY: Shops in Birkdale village

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Greater funds for home buyers

SEDDON Homes has welcomed news that some major mortgage lenders are making more funds available for first time buyers – and cutting their fees. Denis Maddock, sales and marketing director, says the move, along with an increase in the availability of shared equity schemes and the Bank of England’s maintenance of interest rates at historic low levels, was crucial to help bring first time buyers back into the market place. “We are encouraged that some lenders have reduced their application administration fees by 50%, which makes a big difference to first time buyers,” he explains. His comments came as id4living, a Seddon Homes company, prepares to launch a new development of contemporary homes priced at 90% of market value to give first time buyers a much-needed helping hand. Seddon has also introduced a shared equity scheme at some other developments, including Mosaic at Runcorn where three and four bedroom homes start from as low as £115,000. Called Springboard, the scheme allows selected buyers to own the full 100% of a property while paying a mortgage of just 80% of the market price. Of the remainder 15 per cent will be financed by an interest free 10-year loan from Seddon and by a reduced five% contract deposit. The Housebuilders’ Federation has just published figures showing over the last three years new homes developers have invested almost £1bn in shared equity schemes, to help maintain levels of housing construction. For further details on Seddon Homes log onto www.seddon homes.co.uk

TRADITIONAL: The apartment forms part of a sandstone property

Luxury and space in this Woolton apartment F

ORMING part of a delightful converted sandstone property in Menlove Avenue, Woolton, this luxurious ground-floor apartment is offered for rent at £950pcm, fully furnished and viewing is highly recommended. Inside, there is a self-contained reception hall which leads into the spacious living room complete with a feature hole-in-the-wall fireplace and laminate flooring. Furnishings include two sofas, two armchairs and a storage unit.

The living room is spacious and the kitchen well-equipped

by SUE KELBRICK There is also an attractive formal dining room which has an extensive dining table and eight chairs. The stylish kitchen is fully fitted with a range of modern white high gloss units, contrasting work tops, integrated appliances, a feature breakfast bar and a separate dining area. The master bedroom is generous in size and comes complete with carpets, a king size bed, two bedside cabinets and a range of fully fitted bedroom furniture as well as having en-suite facilities. The guest bedroom has carpets, a sofa bed, an armchair and fitted wardrobes. A fully fitted modern family bathroom completes the accommodation. Outside, there is a private rear garden with lawns, established borders and a patio area as well as a double garage and parking for two cars. ■ ENTWISTLE Green, 0151 268 0591


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Allerton, £399,950 SET within a popular residential area, this spacious four/five bedroom semidetached house has been carefully extended. On the ground floor, the entrance hall leads to a living room with a bay window, a feature fireplace and attractive Karndean flooring. The morning room also has Karndean flooring, and there is a fitted kitchen and garden lounge. Upstairs there are four/five bedrooms and a family bathroom with a feature corner spa bath. Externally there is a driveway, a three car garage, a summerhouse and a rear garden with several patio decks, a pond and shed. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666

Woolton, £170,000 WITHIN easy reach of a good range of shops and schools, this three bedroom, semi-detached house is situated in the popular area of Woolton. On the ground floor, the living accommodation briefly comprises a reception hallway, an open-plan lounge and a fully fitted kitchen. To the first floor, there are three well proportioned bedrooms and an attractive family bathroom. The property further benefits from gas central heating and part double glazing. Externally, there is a garage and gardens to the front and rear. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 734 2220

PROPERTY 11

Liverpool

Docklands, £122,950

Broadgreen,£199,950

Aigburth, £275,000

SITUATED within sought-after Quebec Quay, this one bedroom apartment is on the fourth floor, offers partial views of the river and overlooks the delightful communal gardens. The property briefly comprises an openplan living space incorporating a spacious living area and a modern fully fitted kitchen. There is also a well-proportioned bedroom and a modern bathroom. The property benefits from double glazing and allocated parking. The property is offered for sale with the benefit of no ongoing chain. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 236 2332

LOCATED in a prime residential area, this two bedroom detached bungalow is well presented. Inside, the entrance hall gives access to a lounge with a feature fireplace and French doors opening to the rear garden. The breakfast kitchen is fitted with a range of modern units and matching work surfaces, and there is also an inner hallway leading to two bedrooms and a family bathroom with an attractive white suite. Externally, the property benefits from a driveway, providing off-road parking, detached garage and gardens. ● Your Move Matthews, 0151 734 4911

BOASTING many original features including decorative and cornices, sash windows and feature fireplaces, this five bedroom character mid-terraced house offers deceptively spacious accommodation. On the ground floor, the entrance hall gives access to a well proportioned lounge, a rear sitting room, an attractive morning room, a fully fitted kitchen, a utility room and a shower room. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, all of a good size. Outside there is a front garden and walled rear courtyard. ● Farrell Heyworth: 0151 281 8181

Sefton Park, £158,600 OVERLOOKING Sefton Park, this superb ground floor duplex apartment is offered for sale with the benefit of no ongoing chain. Inside, there is a lounge with solid wood floors and a feature fireplace, plus a fitted kitchen comprising a range of units, complementary work surfaces and integrated appliances. There is also a bedroom and bathroom with a white three piece suite. Downstairs there is a master bedroom with built-in double wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Outside, the property has a private car park. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

Walton, £89,995 TASTEFULLY decorated throughout, this attractive semi-detached property is offered for sale with the benefit of no ongoing chain. Inside, the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, a good sized lounge, an elegant dining room and a modern kitchen fully fitted with a good selection of units, complementary work surfaces and a range of integral appliances. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and a shower room/wc which completes the property. Outside, there are gardens to the front and rear, with a driveway offering ample off-road parking. The property also benefits from double glazing and central heating. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 521 7383

Hunts Cross, £159,950 AVAILABLE with no onward chain, this three bedroom, semi-detached family home is extremely well-presented. On the ground floor, the entrance porch leads to a lounge with a feature fireplace and a dining room with patio doors opening to a conservatory. There is also a fully fitted kitchen. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a luxurious shower room. Outside, there is a block-paved driveway providing ample off-road parking, and a rear garden. ● Whitegates, 0151 428 1357


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Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2SH

Catherine Street, Liverpool

Tithebarn Street, Liverpool

North John Street, Liverpool

Sandalwood Close, Liverpool

Fairfield Crescent, Newsham Park, Liverpool

£89,950

£105,000

£94,950

£54,950

£225,000

Upper ground floor apartment

Two double bedrooms

Modern fitted kitchen with integrated

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Stylish bathroom with white suite

Electric heating system

Fourth floor apartment. One double bedroom Open plan lounge/fitted kitchen Balcony Double glazed windows. Electric heating Lift to all floors Ideal for access into Liverpool City centre and Universities Tenanted until December 2011 producing a monthly rental of £500

Two bedroom apartment

3 bedroom mid-terrace house

Third floor location (lift to all floors)

Cul-de-sac location

Open plan Lounge/Diner/fitted kitchen

Driveway providing off-road parking

Bathroom with white suite

Downstairs w.c.

Gas central heating system

Breakfast kitchen

Located in the heart of Liverpool City centre

In need of repair and modernisation

Available for sale with NO CHAIN!

Available for sale with NO CHAIN

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Semi detached Victorian residence Accommodation over three floors Retaining original period features Five bedrooms Lounge and Dining Room Modern breakfast kitchen Substantial cellars Block-paved driveway Mature rear garden

South Ferry Quay, Liverpool

South Ferry Quay, Liverpool

Argyle Street, Liverpool

Haigh Street, Liverpool

Beaconsfield Road, Seaforth

£129,950

Reduced To £140,000 (Offers over)

£125,000

£119,950

£69,950

Two bedroom apartment Second floor location ● Great views of River Mersey, Marina/Boatyard and Anglican Cathedral ● Secure undercroft parking space & ample visitor parking bays ● Within a few minutes drive of Liverpool City centre ● Available for sale with No Chain! ● Gas central heating system ● UPVC double glazed windows ●

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Second floor apartment with stunning River Mersey views Two bedrooms Lounge overlooking River Fitted Kitchen Secure undercroft parking Near to Liverpool Marina and Harbour Club Riverside walk to Albert Dock Viewing highly recommended! Available for sale with NO CHAIN!

Purpose built first floor apartment

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!

Two double bedrooms

Bathroom and en-suite Shower room

UPVC double glazing

Electric panel heating

Allocated parking via electric gates

Convenient for Universities and Hospitals

Available with NO CHAIN!

Ideal investment opportunity First floor flat in converted period residence ● One double bedroom ● Large bathroom with seperate shower enclosure ● Gas central heating system ● UPVC double glazing ● Car park space to the rear ● Presently tenanted under an A.S.T. ● Ideal investment opportunity ●

Gilmartin Grove, Liverpool

Shaw Street, Everton L6

William Jessop Way, Liverpool

Hatton Gardens, Liverpool

The Symphony, Liverpool

£115,000

£109,950

£109,950

Reduced To £79,500

£129,950

Modern two bedroom apartment

Available with NO CHAIN!

Stylish Kitchen and Bathroom

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UPVC double glazing and electric heating

Allocated and Visitor parking bays

Highly recommended!

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First floor Apartment One Bedroom (Mezzanine level) with Bathroom and walk-in wardrobe Lounge/Dining area with laminate flooring Stylish fitted Kitchen and seperate Utility area Downstairs w.c. Balcony overlooking rear communal grounds Enclosed Communal Courtyard Allocated secure parking Lift to all floors

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Stylish 6th floor apartment City views 24 hour Concierge One double bedroom Spacious Lounge/dining/fitted kitchen with appliances and granite worktops Stylish Bathroom fittings and tiling Video intercom entry system Parking space may be available to rent seperately

Third floor apartment

One double bedroom

Spacious Lounge/Dining room

Fitted Kitchen with appliances

Bathroom with white suite

Lift to all upper floors

Ideal for access to Liverpool University

NO CHAIN!

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Ground floor apartment Two bedrooms Well presented by owner Private patio area Within easy distance of City Centre Available with NO CHAIN Viewing highly recommended Ideal for owner occupier or investor purchasers


PROPERTY 13

Saturday, July 9, 2011

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Glenathol Road, L18 A beautifully presented detached family house

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Front lounge

Four bedrooms

En-suite shower room, family bathroom

Rear sitting room through to dining room

Large extended modern dining kitchen

Front & rear gardens

Utility room

Driveway, store room

£499,950 NEW PRICE

Menlove Gardens North, L18 ●

A detached residence

Cloakroom

A beautiful location

Dining kitchen

Bowring Manor, Larch Close, L19 ●

Five bedrooms

Ground floor WC

Druidsville Road, L18 An exceptionally well presented style residence

four/five bedrooms

Cloakroom & WC

Bathroom & WC

Lounge, sitting room, morning room

Established gardens to front & rear

Stylish fitted kitchen

Garage. Viewing advised

Lounge, sitting room

Morning room

Garage providing secure parking

£625,000

En-suite shower room

Family bathroom

Residents gym & sauna

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An attractive penthouse

Private lift

Spacious lounge

Dining room

Fitted kitchen, three double bedrooms

suite ●

Communal gardens

£330,000

£399,950 NO CHAIN NEW PRICE

Gateacre Rise, L25 A detached house Front lounge, rear dining room Study, family room Kitchen, utility room Six bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room ● Family bathroom ● Front & rear gardens ● ● ● ● ●

£465,000

Woolton Road, L15 An extended double fronted semi detached residence ● Ground floor cloakroom & WC ● Front sitting room, front lounge ● Rear morning room ● Dining kitchen, utility room ● Four bedrooms ● Bathroom & WC ● Gardens to front & rear ●

£430,000

North Sudley Road, L17 An attractive detached cottage ● Lounge with beamed ceiling ● Dining room ● Conservatory, kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom/WC ● Detached garage ●

£349,500

Cleveley Road, L19 A semi detached residence ● Lounge, dining room ● Kitchen ● Rear porch/utility area ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom, separate WC ● Attractive gardens to front & rear ●

£275,000

Linkstor Road, L25 An extended semi detached house ● Extended lounge, dining room ● Extended fitted kitchen with breakfast area ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom ● Gardens to front & rear, driveway ●

£240,000 No Chain

Woodlands Road, L17 A modern semi detached house ● Lounge, dining room ● Kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom, separate WC ● Gardens to front & rear ● Garage ●

£210,000 NO CHAIN

NEW PRICE

Stratford Road, L19 A well proportioned semi detached house ● Lounge, sitting room/dining room ● Kitchen with breakfast area ● Three bedrooms ● Newly fitted bath & shower room ● Gardens to front & rear ● Garage ●

£199,000

Wavertree Nook Road, L15 A detached house ● Lounge, sitting room ● Kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom ● Spacious rear garden

£165,000 NO CHAIN

Monkswell Drive, L15 A semi detached house ● Front lounge ● Rear sitting room ● Dining kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Recently fitted bathroom & WC ● Rear garden ●

Bowring Park, L14 A semi detached house Ground floor WC Front dining room, rear lounge ● Breakfast kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom & WC ● Detached garage

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Layton Close, L25 An extended semi detached house ● Lounge, dining room ● Breakfast kitchen, utility room ● Three bedrooms, family bathroom ● Gardens to front and rear ● Stand in drive, garage

£198,000

£184,950

£179,950 No Chain

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

Holly Close, L24 A modern semi detached house ● Lounge, dining room ● Kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom ● Gardens to front. side & rear ● Stand-in drive ● Garage

Ancaster Road, L17 A terraced property ● Lounge ● Open plan sitting room & dining area ● Fitted kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom & WC

£152,000

£145,000

Blythswood Street, L17 A mid terraced property ● Front lounge, rear dining room ● Kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom & WC ● Walled & gated rear yard

£134,950

Bampton Road, L16 An extended semi detached house ● Front dining room, rear lounge ● Dining kitchen ● Three bedrooms, Bathroom & WC ● Detached garage including workshop area ● Front & rear gardens ●

£199,950 NEW PRICE

Stairhaven Road, L19 A semi detached house Rear lounge Extended kitchen Three bedrooms Bathroom/WC Driveway attached garage Workshop

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£179,950

Hunts Cross Avenue, L25 A semi detached house Ground floor shower room with WC ● Lounge, dining room ● Extended kitchen ● Three double bedrooms ● Family bathroom ● Gardens to front & south facing rear ● Garage & separate drive to rear ● ●

£175,000

Nicander Road, L18 A terrace property ● Lounge ● Open plan sitting room & dining kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● stylish bathroom & WC ● Yard to rear ●

£169,950

NEW PRICE

Westdale Road, L15 A terraced property ● Lounge, sitting room ● Fitted kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom & WC ● Yard to rear ●

£95,000 NO CHAIN

Hartsbourne Avenue, L25 A mid town house ● Open plan lounge through to rear dinning room ● Dining kitchen, utility room ● Three bedrooms ● Bathroom, separate WC ● Good size rear garden ●

£91,000 NO CHAIN

Halewood Road, L25 'sheltered housing' apartment ● Occupying a second floor corner position ● Lift access ● Residents lounge and laundry facility ● Spacious lounge, Kitchen ● Two bedrooms, Bathroom ●A

£84,950


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NEW PRICE

Rudyard Road, L14 Semi Detached Property Lounge Kitchen Three Bedrooms DG Windows & Central Heating ● Gardens ● No Chain Involved

Mab Lane, L12 Ideal First Time Buyer Property ● End Terrace Property ● Spacious Open Plan Lounge & Dining Room ● Three Bedrooms ● Kitchen/Diner ● Ground Floor wc ● Front & Rear Gardens ● No Chain Involved

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Forest Green, L12 Semi Detached Property Lounge & Dining Room Three Bedrooms Kitchen Bathroom/wc DG Window & Central Heating ● Gardens & Off Road Parking

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£169,950

NEW PRICE £75,000

Tudor Street, L6 Mid Terrace Property Ideal First Time Buyer Property ● Lounge with Feature Fire ● Two Bedrooms ● Kitchen ● Bathroom/wc ● Majority DG Windows & Central Heating ● No Chain Involved

£51,950

Herrick Street, L13 Mid Terrace Property Lounge and Dining Room Fitted Kitchen Two Bedrooms Yard To Rear Central Heating & Double Glazing ● Viewings Highly Recommended

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£74,950

NEW PRICE

Glan Aber Park, L12 Ground Floor Flat Lounge Bedroom Bathroom Driveway for Off Road Parking ● Double Glazing & Central Heating ● ● ● ● ●

£49,995 NEW

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Town Row, L12 Semi Detached House Lounge & Dining Room Fitted Kitchen Three Bedrooms Gardens & Off Road Parking DG Windows & Central Heating ● No Chain Involved

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£189,995

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Derwent Road East, L13 Semi Detached Period Building ● Loung & Dining Room Both with Feature Fires ● Four Bedrooms Two with Feature Fires ● Basement with Four Rooms ● Spacious Gardens ● Detached Garage & Off Road Parking ● Internal Inspection Essential

Ashwater Road, L12 Detached House Lounge, Dining Room & Sitting Room ● Four Bedrooms with Master Ensuite ● Fitted Kitchen with Utility ● Conservatory ● Ground Floor wc ● Gardens & Driveway ● ●

£207,950

Homestall Road, L11 Mid terrace house Lounge Dining Kitchen GF shower room Two bedrooms Bath/wc (prev 3rd bedroom) Gradens No Chain

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£74,995

NEW PRICE

Richland Road, L13 5% Gifted Deposit Semi Detached Property Open Plan Lounge/Dining Area ● Three Bedrooms ● Bathroom ● DG Windows & Central Heating ● Attractive Rear Garden ● Off Road Parking ● ● ●

5% gifted deposit £124,950

Aysgarth Avenue, L12 ● ● ● ● ● ●

Semi detached bungalow Two bedrooms Lounge Conservatory/ dining room Kitchen Gardens

£119,950 NEW PRICE

Airlie Grove, L13 5% Gifted Deposit Mid Terrace Property Lounge & Dining Room Breakfast Kitchen Three Bedrooms DG Windows & Central Heating ● Viewings Recommended

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5% gifted deposit £89,950

Garden Cottages, Eaton Road, L12 AttractiveTerrace Cottage Lounge & Country Style Kitchen ● Three Bedrooms-Master with walk-in Closet ● Spacious Front Garden & Rear Town Garden ● Double Glazing & Central Heating ● Internal Inspection Highly Recommended ● ●

£146,950

NEW PRICE

Meadow Lane, L12 Extended Semi Detached Property ● Lounge & Dining Room ● Extended Fitted Kitchen & Utility ● Three Bedrooms ● Sun Room ● DG Windows & Central Heating ● Gardens & Garage ● No Chain Involved

NEW PRICE £179,995

NEW PRICE

Turriff Road, L14 Semi Detached Property ● Lounge & Dining Room ● Fitted Kitchen ● Two Bedrooms ● DG Windows & Central Heating ● No Chain Involved

£96,950

NEW PRICE

£239,950

NEW PRICE

Whinfell Road, West Derby Extended Semi Detached House ● Tastefully Presented ● 2 Reception Rooms ● Modern Kitchen with Skylight Windows ● 4 Bedrooms(Loft with En Suite) ● Modern Family Bathroom ● NO CHAIN ●

£280,000 NEW PRICE

St Christophers Drive, L36 Detached Property Lounge with Feature Fire & Dining Room ● Kitchen/Utility Room ● Three Bedrooms - Master Ensuite ● Integral Garage ● Driveway for Off Road Parking ● No Chain Involved ● ●

£149,950

Sunningdale Close, L36 Detached Bungalow Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room ● Fitted Kitchen ● Three Bedroom - Two With Wardrobes ● Conservatory ● Bathroom ● Beautiful Rear Gardens ● Front Gardens, Garage & Driveway

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£194,950

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Pinewood Avenue, L12 End Town House ● Lounge open to dining room ● Fitted Kitchen ● Spacious Conservatory ● Three Bedrooms ● Bathroom ● Gardens ●

£119,950

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CHOICE ★★★★

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Childer Thornton, £835,000 PROVIDING spacious, character accommodation, this Edwardian country house is well worth viewing. Inside, there is a porch, a reception area, a drawing room, a living room, a morning room, a dining room, a breakfast room/kitchen with pantry, a butler’s pantry and a cellar and a boot room. A courtyard off the kitchen has a laundry room, a garden store, wc and fuel store, with a large garage and workshop. On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, the guest suite has a dressing room and en-suite shower room while there is a third bedroom, a bathroom, plus a fourth bedroom. There is also a range of attic rooms. Outside, there are lawned grounds. ● Fine & Country, 0151 3342 200

Hillside, £209,000 SITUATED in a sought-after area, this three bedroom, semi-detached house has been reduced and has no chain delay. On the ground floor, the hall leads to the lounge, which has a feature fireplace with an attractive marble hearth, while the rear lounge has also has a feature fire. The spacious kitchen has tiled flooring throughout, a range of units, integrated appliances and a door to the garden. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, there is a detached garage, and the lawned rear has a paved patio. ● Bailey Estates, 01704 564 163

Gayton, £495,000 AN ideal family home, this spacious property is extremely well-presented. Inside is a porch, an entrance hall, a cloakroom/wc, a 20ft lounge with patio doors to the garden, a family room, a Victorian-style conservatory and a breakfast kitchen with a good range of units, granite worksurfaces and integrated appliances. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, three with built-in wardrobes. There is also a family bathroom. Outside there is a driveway, lawned front garden, double garage and large lawned rear garden. ● Reeds Rains, 0151 342 6386

Crosby, £200,000 IN a popular residential location, this four bedroom semi-detached house has been sympathetically extended. The property benefits from gas central heating and double glazing. The ground floor comprises a porch, an entrance hall and a lounge. There is also a dining room and a kitchen. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. There are gardens to the front and rear, a driveway, a carport and a garage. ● Abode, 0151 909 3003

Wallasey, £87,950 CLOSE to amenities including shops and schools, this three bedroom property has a lot to offer. Inside, comprises an entrance hall with laminate flooring, and an open-plan lounge/dining room which benefits from a bay window to the front, an ornamental fireplace and patio doors to the paved rear yard. A kitchen completes the ground floor. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Externally there is a paved rear yard with garden shed. ● Atkinson Loller, 0151 666 7260

Birkdale, £199,950 OFFERING stunning views over open countryside, this semi-detached house has been extended and much improved. Inside comprises a reception hall with a cloakroom/wc, a good sized lounge and a sitting room with a feature fireplace. The L-shaped kitchen has a range of units, matching work tops, integrated appliances and a breakfast bar. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, with the master bedroom having a balcony and an en-suite shower room, and a bathroom. Outside, there is a garage and large rear garden. ● Wainwright & Edwards, 01704 542 236

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Bromborough, £249,950 OFFERING attractive accommodation, this three bedroom family home is tastefully decorated throughout. Inside is an entrance hallway with a feature stained glass window, a front reception room with a decorative marble fireplace, a rear living area enjoying French doors to the rear garden, a dining area and a fully fitted kitchen boasting a range of integrated appliances. The ground floor also includes a shower room. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Outside there is a paved forecourt, a garage and landscaped gardens. ● Brennan Ayre O’Neill, 0151 343 9060

Southport, £169,950 LOCATED in a popular area, this four bedroom, Victorian semi-detached property has a 5% vendor-gifted deposit. Inside briefly comprises a large openplan lounge with a feature stone fireplace and a door to the rear garden. The kitchen/diner has quality fitted units, complementary work tops, integrated appliances and a spacious dining area, and a utility room completes the ground floor. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and a fourth bedroom/study, plus a family bathroom. Externally, there are gardens to the front and rear. ● Andrew John, 01704 500 400


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West Kirby, £1,950pcm LOCATED in an exclusive and secure gated development, this three-storey executive detached house affords spacious, flexible and well-presented accommodation. Inside comprises a reception hall, a cloakroom, a lounge, a study, a dining room and a kitchen with a full range of quality units and integrated appliances. To the first floor is a master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, while to the second floor are two more double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and Jack and Jill-style shower room. The property also benefits from gas central heating, double glazing, a driveway and a detached double garage, as well as landscaped gardens. ● Karl Tatler, 0151 342 5777

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Toxteth, £750pcm Birkenhead, £525pcm THIS fully refurbished, traditional style three bedroom mid-terrace is situated in a popular and established residential location. The property features a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom along with new carpets throughout. Inside comprises an entrance hall, combined living room and fitted kitchen to the ground floor. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a combined bathroom. Externally, there is an enclosed yard to the rear. ● Moscrops, 0151 652 2214

Mossley Hill, £750pcm SET in a popular area, this three bedroom, semi-detached, family property is situated just off Allerton Road. The property comprises, to the ground floor, two well proportioned reception rooms and a fully fitted kitchen. To the first floor, there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property is available to let unfurnished and benefits from gas central heating and double glazing and has delightful gardens to the rear. ● Farrell Heyworth, 0151 281 8181

WITHIN walking distance of Liverpool city centre, this well presented modern townhouse offers stylish contemporary accommodation. Inside, the property is double glazed and has gas central heating and offers accommodation spread over three floors. On the ground floor there is a fully fitted modern kitchen/diner and wc, while on the first floor, there is a spacious lounge with a stunning balcony, a bedroom and a family bathroom. On the top floor there are two further double bedrooms. The property is tastefully decorated and furnished throughout and has a good sized rear garden, a driveway and a garage. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

Hunts Cross, £600pcm Wavertree, £650pcm AVAILABLE for rent fully furnished, this attractive apartment is situated on the second floor of a modern gated development which benefits from an intercom entry system. Inside, the accommodation comprises an en-suite shower room, two good sized bedrooms, a spacious living area and a modern fully fitted kitchen with a range of integrated appliances. An early viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the quality of the accommodation on offer. ● Your Move Matthews, 0151 734 4911

Aigburth, £675pcm SET within a popular area close to a good range of amenities, this three bedroom property is available for rent unfurnished. On the ground floor, there are two good sized reception rooms and a newly fitted kitchen. Upstairs there are three well proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazing. ● Farrell Heyworth, 0151 281 8181

CLOSE to a good range of amenities, this property is offered for rent unfurnished and occupies a sought-after cul-de-sac setting. The property is unfurnished and comprises an entrance hallway with access to a cloakroom/wc, a lounge with attractive laminate flooring, and a fully fitted kitchen/dining room with laminate flooring, integrated appliances and double French doors to the rear garden. To the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms and a modern family bathroom/wc. The property also benefits from gas central heating, double glazing, front and rear gardens and secure parking for two vehicles ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

Wallasey, £500pcm RECENTLY refurbished throughout, this two bedroom terrace property is situated close to a range of amenities. Inside, the property briefly comprises a reception room, a newly fitted dining kitchen, a newly fitted bathroom and two well proportioned bedrooms. The property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazing. There are also new carpets and vinyl flooring. Externally, there is a rear yard. ● Lets Go Properties, 0151 630 5888


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ITUATED in the heart of the thriving Ropewalks area of Liverpool city centre, this luxurious penthouse apartment is within walking distance of a whole host of amenities including shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and transport links. The accommodation is spread over two levels and comprises a self-contained entrance hall and a stunning open-plan living area which has hardwood flooring complete with underfloor heating and impressive views towards the cathedral from the floor-toceiling windows. The fully fitted contemporary kitchen has a good selection of units, complementary work tops and a range of integrated appliances. The master bedroom benefits from a luxury en-suite shower room and has a feature floor-toceiling glass wall. There is an additional guest bedroom with underfloor heating, and a family bathroom completes the accommodation. The apartment also benefits from underground secure parking ● City centre, £189,950; Bairstow Eves, 0151 707 7777

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OFF BROADGREEN ROAD 2 bed extended terrace, D/G, GCH throughout & alarmed. Brand new roof on extension over bathroom. Fitted mirrored wardrobes in front bedroom. Spot lights in ceiling of both 24ft lounge/dining room. NO CHAIN

OXTON VILLAGE, NEAR BIRKENHEAD SCHOOL Huge 1 Bed 2nd Fl SC flat. GCH. Beautiful Views £388pcm. (£90pw) No DSS Dep, refs & g’tor req. 07774 905 466

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OMEBUYERS in Wirral can discover the easy way to make a move from old to new at a special event this weekend. Today and tomorrow, July 9 and 10, Redrow Homes is holding a part-exchange master class at Dibbin Brook in Bromborough, teaching people just how simple moving up the property ladder can be. Elaine Mounsey, sales manager for Redrow Homes (NW), explained: “Quality craftsmanship outside and in means it’s easy to fall in love with our New Heritage Collection homes, but the size of the properties means many visitors have a home of their own to sell and may be reluctant to make a commitment until they have secured a buyer. “At our part-exchange event we’ll be explaining how we can often accept a customer’s existing property as part-payment for a beautiful brand new home at Dibbin Brook.” With Redrow effectively acting as a cash buyer for the customer’s old home, part-exchange means there’s no need to worry about complicated chain delays and no estate agent’s fees to pay. Prices at Dibbin Brook start from £211,000 for a three bedroom Warwick style property, with four bedroom designs available from

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RE you a first time buyer struggling to afford your first home, or a family looking to upgrade but finding it difficult to sell your current house? Then head down to Taylor Wimpey North West’s Speakman Gardens development in Prescot next Saturday, July 16, when the doors to two brand new show homes will be opening for the first time. The first is the three bedroom Hemsworth, a townhouse perfect for first time buyers and a steal at just £135,958 using Taylor Wimpey’s Easystart scheme. The second is the magnificent four bedroom detached Carrisbrooke, priced from £199,950, and ideal for growing families needing more space. Stephen Grant, regional sales manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “We’re very excited about the launch, as it will be the first time anyone will have had a chance to tour our new show homes. It is often difficult for people to visualise their home from floor plans alone, so having a fully decorated show home will hopefully help people envisage how their new home could potentially look. So if you’re looking to make the move or perhaps just need some style inspiration, why not pay Speakman Gardens a visit on July 16 and take

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Guide ADVICE: Redrow is hosting a part-exchange weekend at Dibbin Brook in Bromborough

Moving’s easy

£226,000. Selected properties, including the four bedroom Chester, on the market at £276,000, are almost ready to move into. “One of the advantages new build homes have over their second hand counterparts is that they won’t require lots of renovations before

you can move in. Boasting high specification interiors as standard, our new homes are designed with modern family living in mind and feature top quality fixtures and fittings throughout,” Elaine said. Dibbin Brook is well placed for commuting to Liverpool and

Manchester. There’s a wealth of local amenities nearby, yet the homes enjoy a sense of tranquility as a mature woodland has been retained as part of the development. ● For more details call 0151 345 0996 or see the website www.redrow.co.uk/dibbin.

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Guide OPEN: Speakman Gardens in Prescot is opening two new show homes for visitors to look round

Homes on show

a look around – you may be surprised by what you can afford.” The four bedroom Carrisbrooke offers an open-plan kitchen/dining room, a generous living room and a cloakroom on the ground floor. The master bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms and a modern main bathroom occupy the first floor. The home is completed with a

driveway and a private back garden. Under Taylor Wimpey’s popular Easystart shared equity scheme, first time buyers can purchase a new Taylor Wimpey home for as little as 85% of the price now. Simply pay a 5% deposit on exchange of contracts, and they will help you find a mortgage with an independent financial advisor who

will give free advice. Taylor Wimpey will then loan you the remaining 15%, with no rent or interest to pay for up to 10 years. ● For more information visit the marketing suite, open daily from 11am-5.30pm, call 0845 071 8832 or log onto www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/ newhomes/North West/Speakman Gardens/.


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HomeBuy Direct event tH tHursDay 14 July Think you can’t own your own home? We can help. To find out more, come along to:

Queen’s Road Neighbourhood Centre, Hertford Road, Bootle L20 7DH From 2pm until 7pm to get your questions answered by: • A Keepmoat representative • A Homes Hub representative • A solicitor • An Independent Mortgage Advisor

We look forward to seeing you!

summer offers available

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The Parks | Anfield | L5 6QL 3 bedroom homes from £104,995

or just £73,497 with HomeBuy Direct*

0151 260 4714

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Regency Park | Balliol Road Bootle | Liverpool | L20 3AB

Princess Park | Princess Drive Liverpool | L14 9NQ

2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £119,950

3 bedroom homes from £104,950

or just £83,965 with HomeBuy Direct*

or just £73,465 with HomeBuy Direct*

0151 922 3197

0151 480 4213

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*Offer available on selected plots only, subject to status, terms and conditions apply. Price of £73,465 based on purchase price of £104,950, price of £73,497 based on purchase price of £104,995 and price of £83,965 based on a purchase price of £119,950 when paying 70% upfront with an interest free equity loan for the remaining amount for 5 years. After year five, you will pay a fee on the equity loan of 1.75%, rising annually by the retail price index (RPI) plus 1%.YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT. Details and prices correct at time of going to press.


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Taylor Wimpey: Speakman Gardens

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New show homes open

STYLISH: A typical interior at Speakman Gardens, Prescot, above. Right, houses at Speakman Gardens

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RE you a first time buyer struggling to afford your first home or a family looking to upgrade but finding it difficult to sell your current house? Then head down to Taylor Wimpey North West’s Speakman Gardens development in Prescot on Saturday, July 16, when the doors to two brand new show homes will be opening for the first time. The stunning new show homes, styled by professional interior designers, are a welcome addition to the already popular development and are designed to showcase the high quality homes on offer.

The first is the three bedroom Hemsworth, a townhouse perfect for first time buyers and a steal at just £135,958 using Taylor Wimpey’s Easystart scheme. The second is the magnificent four bedroom detached Carrisbrooke, priced from £199,950, ideal for growing families needing more space – without the extra cost! Stephen Grant, regional sales manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “It is often difficult for people to visualise their home from floor plans alone, so having a fully decorated show home will hopefully help people envisage how their new home could potentially look. So if you’re looking to make the move or

perhaps just need some style inspiration, pay Speakman Gardens a visit and take a look around.” Under the Easystart scheme, first time buyers can purchase a new Taylor Wimpey home for as little as 85% of the price now. Simply pay a 5% deposit on exchange of contracts, and they will help you find a mortgage with an independent financial advisor who will give free advice. Taylor Wimpey will then loan you the remaining 15%, with no rent or interest to pay for up to 10 years. If you’re wanting to move but struggling to sell your current home, Taylor Wimpey is offering its

popular Part Exchange scheme at Speakman Gardens. Under the scheme, Taylor Wimpey buys your current home at an agreed price, saving you the stress and expense of finding the right buyer. Homes ideal for part exchange include the four bedroom detached Carisbrooke, from £199,950, and the four bedroom detached Crofton, from £210,950. Speakman Gardens comprises two bedroom apartments and three and four bedroom homes with prices starting from £79,475 (Easystart price). Visit the marketing suite, open daily, 11am-5.30pm, call 0845 071 8832 or visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

THE FACTS DEVELOPMENT: Speakman Gardens LOCATION: Prescot DEVELOPER: Taylor Wimpey HOUSE TYPES: Various CONTACT DETAILS: Tel: 0845 071 8832 WEBSITE: www.taylorwimpey.co.uk

Prescot

Speakman Gardens, Merseyside, L34 5NQ

Not one, but two Showhomes launching, Saturday 16th July!

2 bedroom apartments from £93,500 or just £79,475* with Easystart 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £147, 950 or just £125,758* with Easystart

Here at our highly popular Speakman Gardens development, we are launching 2 new stylish Showhomes; the 4 bedroom Carisbrooke and the 3 bedroom Hemsworth Join us from 12pm to 4pm on the 16th July and you can enjoy a leisurely look around these stunning new Showhomes and find out about our range of schemes, like Part Exchange and Easystart, which have been designed to get you moving. Plus, if you reserve this weekend you will receive a £2000 options voucher** to personalise your new home! So visit this weekend and find out how we can help you move to this popular development! * Price of £79,475 based on a purchase price of £93,500, price of £125,758 based on a full purchase price of £147,950 with easystart. Offer available on selected plots and developments only, subject to status and for a limited time only. For full details of the offer contact the sales information centre, visit our website taylorwimpey.co.uk/easystart or request full details from your local Taylor Wimpey office. ** Terms and conditions apply. Prices correct at time of going to press. Image shows typical Taylor Wimpey homes.

Sales information centre, Show Apartment and Showhomes open daily 11am – 5.30pm

0845 071 8829

taylorwimpey.co.uk


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The most affordable new homes in Liverpool? Homebuyers searching for the home of their dreams in Liverpool should act fast to avoid disappointment. Lovell, the affordable homes specialists, have an outstanding range of homes for sale across five superb developments offering a wide range of 2 bedroom bungalows and 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Two of these developments are fast approaching sell out with just one home remaining at Woodlee Green and one bungalow remaining at The Oaks. Lovell are renowned for offering a wide range of schemes to help first time buyers, which may explain the reason for their popularity with young families and professionals in Liverpool. Their Shared Equity Scheme is proving the most popular with most buyers opting to

purchase their new home with the scheme which allows you to defer 15% of the price of the property and more importantly - buyers may only need a 5% deposit. With Shared Equity, prices start from an amazing £89,246* for a 2 bedroom home at Kensington Court or £101,996* for a spacious, 3 bedroom family home at Woodlee Green. Elaine Taylor, North West Regional Sales Manager explains: “In the current climate this scheme is a lifeline for some people as it means you have smaller mortgage repayments. There’s absolutely no interest or rent to pay on the deferred amount and you have up to 10 years to pay it back.”

Elaine concludes “We can only offer Shared Equity on selected plots and selected developments in Liverpool for a limited period. We will operate on a first come first served basis so I’d advise anyone who wants to move to speak to an advisor straight away.” *Shared Equity Price based on a full purchase price for a 2 bedroom apartment at Kensington Court for £104,995. Woodlee Green Shared Equity price based on a full purchase price for a 3 bedroom home for £119,995. Shared Equity Terms and Conditions Apply. Prices correct at time of going to press.

For more information about any of Lovell’s Liverpool developments, visit the Marketing Suites and Show Homes which are open Thursday - Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday), 10am – 5pm, or visit www.lovell.co.uk/newhomes

Don’t miss out!

Hurry... homes are selling fast

If you don’t want to miss out on a great new home at a very special price then hurry down to your nearest Lovell development today. If you’re quick you may even snap up one of the homes still remaining on our Shared Equity scheme where prices start from just £89,246† and you may only need a 5% deposit.

Church Fields, Raglan Close, Liverpool L19 8NG Tel: 0151 427 8098

Plot 91 - The Falconwood A superb 3 bedroom end-terrace home • Contemporary fitted kitchen with stainless steel oven, hob and extractor • Stylish white bathroom suite and downstairs cloak • Light fittings • Carpets and turf to garden • Spacious lounge

Great value at only £118,996

Kensington Court

Off Minto Close, Liverpool L7 2GA Tel: 0151 260 7342

The Milton

2 bedroom home for only

£89,246

The Oaks

Hartopp Road, Liverpool L25 1NP Tel: 0151 487 5900 HURRY LAST 1 REMAINING

The Rockton

2 bedroom bungalow for only

£110,496

The Poplars

Viennese Road, Liverpool L25 2NU Tel: 0151 487 8607

The Fenton

2 bedroom bungalow for only

£107,096

Woodlee Green

Lee Hall Road, Liverpool L25 3RL Tel: 0151 487 3746

The Churchwood

HURRY LAST 1 REMAINING

3 bedroom home for only

£101,996

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

www.lovell.co.uk/newhomes *Shared Equity scheme not available to investor and cash purchasers, only available to first time buyers. A commitment fee of £500 is payable on reservation but is fully refundable on legal completion. A minimum 5% deposit will be required dependant on lender’s criteria. Lovell will retain 15% (dependent upon lender and qualifying criteria) equity share in the property for a period of up to 10 years. The repayment sum will reflect 15% of the market value of the property at the time of sale or valuation. Lovell cannot give you any financial advice. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Available on selected plots subject to status, terms and conditions and using Lovell Partnerships nominated financial advisors. Offers cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other offers. Prices and figures correct at time of going to press and are subject to change without notice. Images are for illustrative purposes only. †Based on 85% Shared Equity price.


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