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Around The Agents Name: Darren Kay Age: 33 Position and place of work: Head of Residential Lettings at Venmore. How long have you been an estate agent? 13 years. Can you remember the first house you rented? Where was it and how much for? The first property I rented was an absolutely tiny studio flat in Walthamstow, East London. Despite being so small, the rent was still around £500 per month from memory. What is the most expensive house you have helped to let?. I let a few penthouses in Canary Wharf for around £3,000 per week when I was living in London. Have you ever let a house to a celebrity? There were a good number of footballers in London and in Liverpool I once let a property to the one and only Claire Sweeney! Where in the world would your dream house be and what would it look like? Having lived in Spain for a few years, it’s still my dream to own a villa over there in the sunshine. It would have six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a gym and, of course, an infinity pool! What is the most important thing that someone letting a house should remember? Presentation is key. Make sure that you showcase your property in the best possible light by ensuring it’s clean, tidy, uncluttered and tastefully decorated. What is the most important thing that someone renting a house should remember? When renting, you only need to commit for six or 12 months so you have much more flexibility. As long as the size, quality and location are right for you then go for it.

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Home of the Week Three-bedroom Romley, Kensington Court, from Lovell on the market for £137,995

Find A Home 10 Home of the week 11 Agents choice Liverpool ADVICE: Darren Kay of Venmore says only commit to renting for six of 12 months to stay flexible

Terraces can turn a tidy profit

TERRACED houses increased in value by more than any other type of home over the past decade with Yorkshire and Humberside seeing the biggest rises across all properties, according to research. The average price of a terraced property has increased 68.4% to £151,332 in the 10 years to the second quarter of 2011, according to the Halifax. This equates to a rise of £118 a week and outstrips a 52.8% rise in the cost of the average home to £177,740. Demand for terraces has been strong because they are the most affordable type of property, while more expensive detached homes have seen their share of sales drop, the report revealed. Despite recent price hikes, a terraced home is 45% cheaper than an average detached home, which costs £273,173. Halifax housing economist Suren Thiru said: “Although all property types have recorded significant price increases overall during the past decade, terraced homes have seen the biggest growth. Demand for

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HIGH RISE;: The humble terrace has shown amazing leaps in value over the last decade such properties is likely to have been supported by their relatively favourable levels of affordability over the period. “The rapid house price rises during much of the 2000s priced many potential home movers out of the upper end of the UK housing market.” Terraced properties saw their share of all house sales rise by more than any other property over the decade, increasing to 34% from 31%. Detached homes

were the only type of property to see a drop in their share of sales, declining to 14% from 21%, driven by a large drop in demand from home movers. Terraced properties accounted for the biggest price rise in eight of the 11 regions. Scotland and Yorkshire and Humber accounted for the biggest price rises across all property types over the decade, while London saw the smallest gains.

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Buy yourself a slice of the high life by JANET TANSLEY

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N your marks, get set.....go. This is one apartment that won’t be on the market for long. This penthouse pad in Larch Close, Liverpool 19 has been reduced to £319,950 for a quick sale and if you want luxury living you had better get in touch with Sutton Kersh swiftly. With private lift access and a residents’ communal gym and sauna suite, this stunning apartment in a superb building, Bowring Manor, is already exclusive. But a look at what else it has to offer and at such a price, puts it into a league of its own. The accommodation in Cressington has CCTV and a telephone entry system. A hallway leads to a lovely lounge with Velux windows and double glazed feature arched window, a modern living flame gas fire and fresh looking wood flooring. The dining room has a double timber and glazed door through from the lounge and, again, that clean looking wooden flooring. Both are complemented by a spacious and modern fitted kitchen with base and drawer units and stylish black granite worktops and corresponding splash backs. There is a stainless steel sink and drainer with waste disposal, integral electric double oven, gas hob and hood, integrated dish washer, washing machine, tumble dryer and American fridge freezer, glazed wall display cabinets, twin double glazed Velux windows and feature double glazed arched window with views towards the Mersey and Otterspool Promenade. The master bedroom has twin Velux windows and a double glazed arched window, and an en-suite shower room with large glazed shower unit, wc, twin vanity wash basins, tiled walls, tiled floor and a chrome heated towel rail.

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PENTHOUSE PAD: Style comes as standard with this apartment Bedroom two has a delightful wooden floor and a feature arched window. Bedroom three has a Velux window. The main bathroom has a roll-top bath with pillar mixer tap, a glazed shower cubicle, pedestal bowl with mixer tap, tiled walls and floor, a chrome heater towel rail – and its own private sauna. The residents’ communal gym and sauna suite has changing rooms, showers, wc, and a fully equipped gym. There is secure communal gated parking and communal gardens. and each apartment owner becomes a director of the management company. ◆ For further details contact Sutton Kersh on 0151 734 0666 or log onto www.suttonkersh.co.uk

A place in the sunshine state is a good investment INVESTORS looking for a decent return on their money should look at banking on rental property in Florida. Gary Kenny, CEO of Coldwell Baker Feltrim, says: “While bank interest rates continue to be low, and the stock markets are plunging, nationwide across the US property rents increased by an impressive 11.6% in 2010. “And with low mortgage rates and big discounts on home prices, there’s never been a better time to become a landlord in Florida.” But he warns: “Don’t expect to make an instant profit on your property, even if you are buying at bargain basement prices. Although we are beginning to see signs of the property market stabilising in Florida, it should still be considered a reasonably long term investment – I’d say it will be at least five years before investors can expect a good return on their capital investment. “But in the interim, if investors choose the right properties in the right locations, they should enjoy very healthy rental returns.” Gary adds: “As a rule of thumb, rental income should cover at least the mortgage payments on the property as well as an extra 20% cushion to pay for any repairs, property management or to get you through any vacancies. “ Properties currently on the market in Florida offering excellent investment opportunities, he says, include Milan Apartments in Apopka which offer

that winning combination of bargain basement purchase prices and high rental yields, with a guaranteed rental scheme in place for two years giving net returns of up to 8.77% per year. Located just eight miles from all the attractions of downtown Orlando, the Milan Apartments offer a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments priced from just £43,000. A stylish gated complex, complete with clubhouse, swimming pool, whirlpool/spa and 24 hour emergency maintenance, all the apartments boast either a private patio or solarium as well as enjoying large landscaped communal gardens. Another excellent rental development currently being marketed by Coldwell Banker Feltrim is the $100m Tuscana condo development in Orlando. One of only 13 preferred accommodation resorts in the new LEGOLAND Florida Bed & Bricks programme, and the closest chosen accommodation to the new theme park which is due to open in October, Tuscana is a luxurious Mediterranean-style resort where two bedroom condos are currently priced from just £54,600, fully furnished and with rental income already in place for the next year. ◆ For further information contact Coldwell Banker Feltrim on 0844 669 5990 or visit their website at www.cbfeltrim.com


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My First

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Allow autumn to inspire your home. Gabrielle Fagan picks out the best in leafy decor

Garry Christian Where was the family home where you grew up and what was it like? My family home was in Tuebrook. It was a six bedroom Edwardian house with a front and back garden. I think it cost my mum and dad around £2,000 in 1958 so she told me in later years. We had some fun times in that big old house. Obviously it was a bit of a squeeze with such a large family (I am one of 13 children). I shared an attic room with two of my brothers where we escaped from the chaos. What is your clearest memory of the house? My dad watching the cricket all through the summer so none of us could watch anything we wanted to watch. Consequently we all played baseball outside. Where was the first house you bought and how much did it cost? Cressington Park, Aigburth, down by the river, and it was a wonderful big victorian house. It was a project to restore it to its former glory and I think I managed to do that by the time I came to sell it and move on. That one cost me £162,000 back in 1990/91. What made you want to buy it? I totally fell in love with Cressington Park – I still think it’s the best place to live.. .quiet, beautiful views, even a communal lawned tennis court only used by a few. I nearly bought it back recently but it was just under £800,000 and it was just too painful to buy it again for over 600 grand more! What are the important things you look for when buying a house? Somewhere with a beautiful view, good acoustics and plenty of room for my many guitars, pianos, etc. Are you a DIY trier or do you leave it to the experts? I’m actually pretty good at DIY. I just hide that fact from my partner because I hate doing it. What is the one thing you love most about your current home? It’s surrounded by fields, My studio looks out onto a lake, it’s a big old rambling place and I love the open fires and watching the wildlife out of the window. Garry and the rest of The Christians celebrate their 25th anniversary with the re-release and repackaging of The Christians and Colour albums in February 2012, together with the release of new material in June. For further information log onto www.the christianslive.com BY JANET TANSLEY

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ALLING leaves might mean extra work in the garden, but take the changing colours of the season as interiors inspiration and you’ll be bang on trend. Eve Kelly, editor of Homes & Bargains, says: “Painting an accent wall in a rich burgundy, saffron or gold will not only bring the autumnal look into your home but will also create a warm and cosy atmosphere for the darker evenings. “Alternatively, go the wallpaper route and combine autumnal tones with a bold leaf motif for the ultimate tribute to the season.” Aside from colour palettes, consider adding warming accessories, such as bronze-coloured ornaments and sumptuous cushions, to complete this look. “For those who like bright flashes of colour, consider investing in a vibrant tree wall sticker,” says Kelly. “Apply it on a hall wall, and attach unobtrusive coat pegs to the end of the ‘leaves’ for chic and unusual hall storage.” Here are our top picks for turning your home into an autumn hideaway... ● Shine Lanterns, £9, from Very Nice Things (www.verynicethings.co.uk/01772 600 904) ● Leaf Rows Cushion, £14.99, from Dunelm Mill (www.dunelm-mill.com/0845 1656 565) ● Jeff Banks Nature Made Roller Blinds, from £74, from Sunway Blinds (www.sunwayblinds.co.uk/0800 652 7799) ● Orla Kiely A4 Storage Box, Multi Stem, £13.99, from The Gifted Penguin (www.giftedpenguin.co.uk/01642 763 000) ● White Leafy Pendant Lampshade, £23.99, from The Contemporary Home (www.tch.net/02392 469 400) ● Leaf Doormat, currently £20.41 (usually £25.04), from Stylish Life (www.stylishlife.co. uk/01269 822 288) ● Leaf Bowl, £9.99, from Ganesha (www.ganesha.co.uk/020 7928 3444)

Arthouse Vintage Vine Plum Wallpaper, £16.99

● Arthouse Vintage Vine Plum Wallpaper, £16.99, from ARTHOUSE (www.arthouse.com/01706 230 077) ● Shabby Chic Shelf Blocks, £23.49,

from Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous (www.giftwrappedand gorgeous.com/01208 850 988) ● Vintage Leaf Kitchen Storage Canister, £4.95, from Dotcomgiftshop (www.dotcomgiftshop.com) ● Set of four Ceramic Green Leaf Coasters, £12, from Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics (www.charlotte hupfieldceramics .com/07527 676 729) ● Leaves Tea Towel, £8.50, From The Wilde (www.from thewilde.

Leaf Bowl, £9.99, Ganesha

com/07872 647117) ● Rotary Tealight Holder, £7.95, from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com/08456 049 049) ● Swirl Leaf Mirror, £70, from Very (www.very.co.uk) ● Botanical Towels, from £10, from Christy (www.christy-home.com/08457 58 52 52) ● Metal And Ceramic Tree, £12, from Matalan (www.matalan.co.uk/0845 330 3330) ● Leaf Mug, £8, from Dotmaison (www.dotmaison.com) ● Leaf Oven Glove, £24.99, from Aga Cookshop (www.agacookshop.co.uk) ● For budget homeware ideas and advice on interior trends which won’t break the bank visit www.homesandbargains.co.uk


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LEAF IT: Set of four Ceramic Green Leaf Coasters, £12, Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics

BACK TO NATURE: Jeff Banks Nature Made Roller Blinds, from £74, Sunway Blinds

BOXED OFF: Orla Kiely A4 Storage Box, Multi Stem, £13.99, The Gifted Penguin

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How to... clean up after decorating ● Water-based paints are much nicer to use than oil-based ones, and also easier to remove. They generally come off flooring, skin and clothes (don’t let the paint dry on fabric) pretty easily with water or water and household cleaner or sugar soap. ● It’s harder to remove oil-based paints, especially once they’re dry, but fresh paint can usually be cleaned off with turpentine substitute (turps) or white spirit. If you have to put either of these on your skin, wash it thoroughly afterwards with soap and water. ● Large emulsion rollers are a pain to clean, so if you’ve started painting with one and haven’t finished, don’t waste time cleaning it. Instead, wrap it in a couple of plastic bags overnight. This will keep the paint moist, so it doesn’t dry out, and you can carry on painting where you left off the next day. You can do the same with paintbrushes. ● If you don’t get rollers really clean, the paint will dry on the sleeve and ruin the finish next time you use it. With emulsion rollers, it’s a good idea to soak them in water first and then clean them thoroughly under a running tap (not very eco, I know), wringing them out constantly to remove the paint until the water runs clear. For an easy alternative, try the Dulux PaintPod painting system, which cleans the roller for you. Rollers for oil-based paints (made of foam) usually have to be thrown away after use. ● Your paintbrushes should also be washed out in water or turps/white spirit, depending on the type of paint used. If you’re doing a lot of DIY, keep your brushes soaking in jam jars or tubs (topped up regularly), as they can become unusable when they dry out. As long as the bristles aren’t squashed out of shape, they should be fine. Using a plastic biscuit tin is a good idea because you can lay the brushes pretty much flat.

Ask The Expert Q I know I have to prime wood before painting it, but do I also have to use undercoat?

Seasonal Task Weather forecasters predict another chilly winter, so start thinking about how you can DIY your way to a winter-proof home. They expect some parts of the country to get snow later this moth so there isn’t much time!

A Yes - the better your preparation is, the better your finish should be and the longer your paintwork should last. The easiest thing to use is a combined wood primer and undercoat, but if you already have some primer, you can buy separate undercoat. Try 1 Hour Undercoat, £8.49 for 750ml, International, which is a really good quick-drying product (touch dry in 30 minutes, overcoatable in an hour). It’s great if you have a lot of painting to do, or want to get it done fast, and it can be used on all interior woodwork.

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AUTUMN’S well and truly with us, and Bosch has launched two tools that come into their own this season. KEO is a new cordless garden saw designed to make trimming branches and cutting back your garden easier. The saw weighs less than 1kg and has a special hook that holds the branch in place so you can saw one handed. It cuts branches up to 6cm in diameter with the hook on, or 8cm without it, and can do up to 190 cuts on one battery charge – ideal if you want to clear your garden before putting up a fence. Bosch has also launched a cordless leaf blower, the ALB 18 LI, which weighs 1.8kg and has a removable nozzle for easy storage. One battery charge gives you up to 10 minutes of blowing time, but the battery is interchangeable with those for other Bosch power tools. The ALB 18 LI leaf blower and the KEO garden saw cost £89.99 each, available from garden centres and DIY stores. For more information, visit www.bosch-pt.co.uk GOT THE holiday blues? Try ● Crown’s Le Petit Palais paint range if you went to France this

summer and were inspired to create a little French sophistication in your home.

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND: The Bosch ALB 18 LI leaf blower, £89.99, available from garden centres and DIY stores The range of 28 matt emulsions is based on the delicate colours of the French countryside and the elegant interiors of chateaux. With everything from deep, rich and vibrant colours to

soft pastels and neutrals, Le Petit Palais has something for everyone. The standout colours for me are Blue Ciel, a gorgeous duck-egg blue, and Isobelle, a darker version of the same shade that’s just as lovely – they go together beautifully. Menthe and Armoise are a pretty pale and darker pistachio green respectively, while Lait is a creamy neutral that would work well in rooms that need warming up. Crown Le Petit Palais emulsion costs £17.98 for 2.5ltr from B&Q. See the range online at www.diy.com

Crown Le Petit Palais emulsion, £17.98 for 2.5ltr from B&Q


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The right move by JANET TANSLEY

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OMEBUYERS need only take small steps to make moving to a new home a hassle-free experience, according to estate

agents. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is urging those considering a property move to plan well in advance to avoid unnecessary stress on the day. Peter Bolton King, chief executive of the NAEA , says: “Moving into a house should be an exciting time, but too many people leave preparation until the last minute, which often adds avoidable pressure and expense. “Making a few simple checks and arrangements in advance should keep problems to a minimum.” The NAEA has the following advice for movers: Get multiple quotes from removal companies: Once you are clear about your move in date, it is worth beginning to research removal costs. Hiring a removal firm can certainly ease the burden, but don’t settle for the first one you come across. Many offer different levels of service including simple transportation of items right through to packing them for you, so it is worth shopping around. If you are downsizing to a smaller property, look at storage space rental costs too. Remember, it might work out cheaper sourcing this service independently from the company you choose to transport your items. We would also recommend using a removal firm that is a member of the British Association of Removers (BAR), the trade association that maintains professional standards within the industry. You can search for your nearest BAR registered firm by visiting www.bar.co.uk

● Don’t rule out moving yourself :

Not all moves require hiring the services of a removal company. Work out the distance to your new property and, most importantly, the size of vehicle you require to transport your possessions. If you are willing to put the work in yourself, it can save a lot of money. That said, special furniture might well require experienced removers to pack and protect it so as to avoid damage during transit - so don’t be over ambitious. Should you decide to do it yourself, research self-hire services in the same way, being careful to check you have the correct vehicle license for the type of vehicle you end up selecting.

● Plan your packing well in advance:

Packing up your old house may appear a daunting task, but it needn’t be. Many people make the mistake of packing up rooms according to what will fit best into boxes but it makes much more sense

Moving into a new home can be a stress-free, happy time – if you plan ahead

to plan where you want to put items in the new property. Labelling goes without saying but working on a floor plan for where you want everything to end up will help you to work out whether it will fit or not at the other end.

● Set up services as soon as possible:

It is frustrating to move into a new property only to find the gas and electricity isn’t working. It is worth checking with the agent for the previous providers so you can call them to change the name on the contract or set up new accounts. Also, make sure that phone and broadband services are enabled prior to moving in as these often take a number of weeks to become active.

● Check who holds the key to the door:

This might sound like an obvious step but it is surprising how many new homeowners forget to check the date for when the keys will be released for the property. Ensure you clarify whether your new keys will be released by your solicitor/conveyancer or your agent, and when. Often it will be on moving day, not before.

● Research access points on the day:

Logistical considerations are often overlooked but making sure there is adequate access to the property for large vehicles will ensure no hidden surprises on the day of the move. It is always good to check that access will still be available to neighbours and other vehicles using the road

outside the property during offload.

● Dismantle heavy furniture first:

It’s very tempting to focus on packing the smaller items that can be easily put into boxes first but tackling larger furniture like cabinets and wardrobes should be made a priority as this usually takes longer. It is worth transferring these items to the front of the house in the days leading up to the move so they can be loaded first.

● Pack a ‘basics’ box:

It is very easy to forget the essentials when moving house but ensuring that you have a spare change of clothes, a wash bag and a charger for your phone can be very helpful. You want to avoid a situation where you have to search through boxes on the day you move in to find the basics.

New law should sort out disputes CHANGES to the law on private sewer ownership came into force this week which could take the pressure off homeowners who currently face huge expenses if problems occur with pipes connected to their property. Merseyside-based law firm Maxwell Hodge is hoping the new law, which will see water companies made to take responsibility for sewer pipes that are currently privately owned, will help to avoid legal spats between neighbours who may have previously come to blows over the issue. Currently, it is down to property owners to take care of the pipes that connect their property to the main public sewer system. However, the Government has decided that water and sewerage companies in England and Wales will now be held accountable for the maintenance and repair of privately owned pipes. “These pipes may pass beneath your garden or driveway and may run beyond your property boundary into nearby roads and pavements,” says Maxwell Hodge’s residential property expert Suzanne Marsters. “Some of these connecting pipes are shared by several properties, and people are often unaware that they have responsibility for them.” From today the property owner will only be responsible for the drainage pipes serving the property. Sewer pipes shared by more than one property or that run beyond a property’s boundary will become a matter for their water authority. Suzanne adds: “As the law stands now, if a private sewer pipe gets damaged or blocked you might have to pay for repairs even if the pipe is not within your property boundary. “Similarly if you share a sewer pipe with your neighbour you could rather unfairly end up paying for a costly repair for an issue that isn't your fault. The new rules will prevent these kinds of problems from occurring in the future.” While the change in the law could help keep neighbourhoods living in harmony and stop these residents incurring unexpected costs, water companies could choose to increase their charges to meet the cost incurred by taking over the private sewers.


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He used to enter shows for his prize roses, but now writer, broadcaster and gardening enthusiast Edward Enfield, father of Harry, is just happy to enjoy them in his own garden. He talks to Hannah Stephenson about the horticultural experiences he shares in his new book

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RITER and broadcaster Edward Enfield may be best known for his entertaining observations on old age and travel and for being the father of comedian Harry Enfield, but he’s also an expert in the garden, particularly when it comes to roses. With 50 years of gardening experience under his belt in the garden of the house he has lived in throughout that time – set in three-quarters of an acre in West Sussex – he now shares some of his horticultural experiences in his latest book, Growing To A Ripe Old Age. For a while, he became obsessed with roses, he admits, joining the Royal National Rose Society (RNRS)

and entering his roses in the Billingshurst Show. “Roses can become an obsession, a mania, a disease, and I caught it. Some of the madder members (of the RNRS) refer to themselves by the fairly frightful sobriquet of ’rosarians’, and while I never went as far as that, I went pretty far. “I got all the society’s books and

used to sit up late into the night with catalogues of roses, planning and re-planning beds of different shapes with roses of different combinations to go in different parts of the garden.” He’s grown all manner of roses, from hybrid teas and floribundas, to China roses, David Austin roses, shrub roses, ramblers and more,

Grow Your Own How to stop carrot root fly

IT’S THE grubs of the carrot root fly that do the damage, tunnelling into the roots and damaging the vegetables, but it is fairly easy to set up a barrier to stop the flies laying their eggs next to the young plants. Fix a post at each corner of a block of carrots, making a square, then wrap transparent plastic sheeting around them to form a wall at least 75cm high, burying the bottom of the plastic and securing it to the posts. Plant onions, alliums and leeks nearby, which should help to keep the carrot fly off the scent.

Alternatively, place the plants in containers or among flowers, where the carrots are harder to find, rather than in the vegetable patch, where carrot fly tends to be more prevalent. Telltale signs are the reddening or yellowing of the foliage. In severe cases, plants may wilt and die, then later in the summer a second generation of grubs will burrow into the main tap root. It’s a good time to start harvesting maincrop carrots now if carrot fly is starting to attack them, storing the untouched ones and using any damaged carrots immediately. Never leave infested roots in the garden. Either bin or burn them.

with the occasional David Austin thrown in, and another smaller one in the vegetable patch which he uses for cutting. He grows around a dozen varieties but among his favourites is Sutter’s Gold, a hybrid tea rose with deep yellow blooms with a pink flush. “It’s quite an old rose, but for all its failings, in that it doesn’t last very long in water, it has a wonderful scent, grows on lovely long stems and produces blooms of a perfect shape.” He thinks it’s best to grow roses in one bed and to feed them three times – once in spring, another in summer and the third in autumn – and spray them against fungi and mildew once a fortnight throughout summer. “There are those who have a childlike faith in spraying greenfly with soap and water in the belief that this will drown them, which in my experience it doesn’t. “You can choose a proprietary insecticide which boasts of its Green, organic and generally harmless properties, but I find these also to be harmless to the WRITE STUFF: creatures they are meant to kill. Edward Enfield, “So I can only suggest that you father to Harry (inset) is sharing his look along the shelf in the garden centre and choose some poison garden tales in his which somehow persuades you that new book (above) it might do the job.” He also takes care over pruning, and has even although he tried growing recalls an roses from experiment in seed. which one lot of “I am rose bushes were pleased to say pruned lightly, that sanity has another lot returned and heavily and a we are now third were Unless stated otherwise, down to one hacked with a use a mixture of equal excellent rose hedge cutter. parts John Innes No. 2 bed with a few “To the great and a soilless compost other roses surprise of one for containers. here and and all, those there,” he hacked off with reflects. the hedge cutter Start small plants off in During his did the best,” he a small container as rose show days, recalls, although their roots will suffer if he used to he’s never been they are surrounded by spray his prize brave enough to too much wet compost. roses to stop do that to his own Pot them on in spring, if necessary. black spot and roses. mildew, took “I go and do it Apply action against all properly,” he slowgreenfly and sighs, “pruning release other aphids them twice, fertiliser and would cutting out the in spring strip all but dead wood and to get new growth one bud from spindly little off to a healthy the leading growths in start. shoots in the autumn, then hope of shortening the obtaining one main stems so perfect bloom on each. they don’t rock about in the wind. These days, the former columnist “Then in March, when growth is for The Oldie is more relaxed about about to start, I prune them some his roses. more, where possible cutting to an “My bed isn’t colour co-ordinated. outward eye, where a group of They’re just jumbled up. I’m very leaves join the stem.” bad on colours. I tend to wear the A final tip to boost your roses? wrong-coloured pullover with the “Roses rather like Epsom salts, wrong trousers. which is magnesium sulphate, and “Anyway, I don’t believe that probably will do extra well if you roses ever clash. So any mixed bed put a teaspoon of Epsom salts into will look OK as long as you have the the spray, when you are spraying heights right, so obviously don’t put the leaves.” the short-growing ones in the ● Growing To A Ripe Old Age, by middle, or they’ll disappear.” Edward Enfield, is published by Today, he has one main rose bed Summersdale, price £9.99. comprising mainly hybrid teas,

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roses Best Of The Bunch Kaffir lily THESE elegant autumn-flowering perennials which grow to around 90cm (3ft) are ideal when grown in sunny, sheltered spots alongside asters and silver foliage plants. The flower spikes, in shades of pink or red, look like mini gladioli rising above grassy foliage and add much-needed colour to the border at the end of the season. Buy the rhizomes from February onwards and plant in spring with the rhizome 2.5-5cm (1-2in) deep. You’ll need to plant a few plants for impact, placing them only 30cm (12in) apart. They are hardy in most areas although it is wise to cover them with a thick winter mulch in colder regions. They prefer soil that is well-drained in winter but doesn’t dry out in summer, so add organic matter to the soil on a regular basis. In winter cut down the stems and protect the crowns with a mulch. Good varieties include the deep red S. coccinea ’Major’ and the smaller ’Fenland Daybreak, which produces pink flowers.

Things to do this week ● Continue to sow sweet peas, overwintering plants in a cold frame to plant out next spring. ● Continue to cut dahlia blooms for the home, tying in tall stems to prevent wind damage. ● Lift beetroot before autumn rain causes the roots to swell and split. ● Wrap trench varieties of celery with newspaper, then draw earth up around the stems to blanch them ready for cutting in late autumn. ● If you have layered the side shoots of carnations, you should now be able to detach the new roots from the parent plants and pot them on. ● Lift onion crops and leave to dry on the soil before storing.

● Take hardwood cuttings of privet, holly, laurel and berberis and root them in gritty soil in a cold frame or under cloches. ● Plant blocks of Dutch iris in a sunny position. ● Cut down marginal plants round pools that are dying back. ● Clean greenhouse glass thoroughly to ensure maximum light during winter. ● Dig up bulbs and corms of non-hardy summer bulbs including gladioli and canna lilies for storing in a frost-free place over winter. ● In the greenhouse, sow pots of hardy annuals such as zinnia and calendula for colourful displays in cold greenhouses and porches.

HOUSEWIVES’ FAVOURITE: Gardener turned TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh is also a romantic novelist .... and he has no intention of slowing down, despite being 62

Titchmarsh moves away from his gardening roots JOVIAL gardener-turned-presenter and romantic novelist Alan Titchmarsh is such a favourite with the ladies, his waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s has to be wiped clean of lipstick marks on a regular basis. “My daughter says it’s a case of mistaken identity because I’m standing quite close to Brad Pitt and I don’t think people can get to him,” he quips. Of the “housewives’ favourite” label, he says: “It’s nice to be anybody’s favourite. I feel very flattered, but I try not to take it too seriously.” Best known for his gardening skills and often spotted wandering along stunning flowerbeds at horticultural shows, Titchmarsh has made a successful, if not unlikely, career transition into presenting TV shows such as Popstar To Opera Star, as well as adding the latest string to his burgeoning bow, that of romantic novelist. For this, he’s converted a barn at his Hampshire home into an office and shuts himself away for hours on end, delving into his softer side. His eighth novel, The Haunting, sees a story set in two eras – one follows the fortunes of a maid in a large mill owned by a wealthy family, the other is a present-day tale of a teacher who buys a ramshackle

cottage next door to the Garden, on ITV1. same old mill house and “I have lots of finds love unexpectedly. thoughts about slowing The mill connects down, but it doesn’t their stories, with the seem to happen. I’ll addition of a ghost and never retire but I’d quite an investigation into like bigger gaps between family history. jobs. Titchmarsh knows a “I’m not a workaholic, bit about his own family I’m a ’stimulation-aholic’. history, but the way the It’s not work, it’s just characters interweave doing things and being form the heart of the interested, that’s what story. It’s gentle I’m addicted to. My romance, rather than greatest enemy is “in-your-face” sex. If boredom and indolence.” you’re looking for Jackie ROMANCE: The The TV work, coupled Collins, it won’t be for with books, radio shows Haunting you. (he recently finished “I’m a born romantic,” presenting Radio 2’s he says. “I get my ideas from a lovely Melodies For You) and other country called imagination that you broadcasting commitments, means can disappear into.” that he’s one of the most visible His work has sometimes been presences on our screens. taken out of context by interviewers But is there a danger his career who have insisted on reading out could suffer due to over-exposure? whole chunks of the romantic bits “It’s what I do,” he says simply. for a laugh, he laments. “I’ve reached 62 now, and to be “I feel disappointed when that’s honest I’m pleased to still be doing done,” he reflects. “It’s a cheap joke, anything. I’m glad I’ve still got my own but you grit your teeth.” hair and have managed to stick on in At 62, Titchmarsh shows no signs there in a job which is primarily of retiring. He presents genial occupied by people under 40.” afternoon chat in The Alan ■ The Haunting, by Alan Titchmarsh Show on BBC One and Titchmarsh, is published by has a gardening strand, Love Your Hodder & Stoughton, £18.99.


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HOME Saturday, October 1, 2011

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of the Week

Mark steps up for main sales job GROSVENOR’S One Park West has announced the appointment of Mark Edwards as Sales Director. The appointment follows the company’s recent decision to appoint Kingston Shaw Residential to manage the marketing of the building’s remaining units.

NEW ROLE: Mark Edwards A graduate of St Andrew’s University, Mark joins from London based law firm Jones Day. In his new role he will have responsibility for client liaison and managing the sale of the remaining apartments. Guy Butler, Projects Director at Grosvenor, says: “It’s great to have Mark on board in this new role. His appointment will help us advance our continuing programme of sales and reaffirms Grosvenor’s commitment to giving potential buyers exceptional service and the attention they deserve.” Mark adds: “One Park West is a world class building with an excellent range of units still available. Taking responsibility for the sales operation, including the sale of the remaining 111 apartments, is a really exciting challenge and I can’t wait.” Described as the jewel in the crown of Liverpool One, Grosvenor’s One Park West, designed by Cesar Pelli in 2008, comprises 326 apartments, offices parking, restaurants and cafes complemented with stunning waterfront, park and city views.

COSY: The lounge in Lovell's Milton show home at Kensington Court, Liverpool

The perfect start to home ownership by JANET TANSLEY

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OVELL’S long awaited new show home i3 now open at its Kensington Court development. It means visitors can now view a fully furnished and professionally decorated Milton property, and begin imagining what life could be like at the central Liverpool development. The two-bedroom the Milton is ideal for young families looking to take a first step on the property ladder. At more than 800 sq ft, the family friendly layout includes an open-plan living and dining room, separate kitchen and downstairs cloakroom as well as two good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Visitors to the development can look around the show house and find out more about the range of other two and three bedroom homes available too. The new homes are located within an established

MODERN: The bedroom and outside of Lovell's Milton show home residential area. Sales consultant Bill Smith lives locally. He believes the neighbourhood has a strong sense of community spirit and will benefit hugely from the regeneration it is currently undergoing. “We are bringing new life to an area that already has a very strong sense of community,” he says. “It’s one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Liverpool.

“We have a multitude of cultures and there is a real sense of vibrancy.” Such has been the popularity of the new homes, Lovell recently celebrated selling the final home on its first phase. Bill adds: “The new homes also include a number of eco-friendly features such as energy efficient gas boilers and water butts and solar panels, so you could even save

money on your fuel bills by buying new.” All of the homes – including this Milton style property – homes come complete with fitted kitchens and contemporary bathroom suites. As they are brand new properties, buyers can move straight in and begin enjoying life with everything already done for them, and they can even personalise them with

Lovell’s Inspirations range of optional extras. Other homes available include the three-bedroom Romley. Priced from £137,995, it has three floors of flexible living space, including a stylish master bedroom and en-suite shower room on the top floor. On the ground floor there is a spacious kitchen, which leads to the open-plan living and dining area, and a cloakroom. And on the first floor there are two good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Kensington Court is also part of the new Home Zone concept, where quality of life takes precedence over ease of traffic flow. Planting and trees are incorporated to create attractive street scenes. ● Call 0151 260 7342 or log on to www.lovell.co.uk/ kensingtoncourt for more information. The marketing suite and show home is open at Kensington Square Thursday to Monday, from 10am to 5pm


CHOICE ★★★★

Agents’

Aigburth, £449,950 THIS modern four bedroom detached house is situated in the popular Savoylands Close, off Riverside Drive, Aigburth. The property is finished to a high standard, including granite work surfaces and Karndean floors. Inside is an entrance hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, utility and wc to the ground floor. To the first floor there are four bedrooms, en-suite shower room, and family bathroom with Jacuzzi. Outside there is a garden and driveway to the front, integral garage and landscaped garden to the rear. ● Loc8, 0151 526 0021

Mossley Hill, £124,950 THIS first floor purpose-built apartment is situated in a popular location close to Aigburth Vale and Sefton Park. The property is ideally located, providing easy access to an extensive range of facilities and amenities including those available on Allerton Road, Rose Lane and Aigburth Vale, which include a selection of local and superstore shopping, local bars and restaurants. This apartment offers well planned accommodation, including a lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms (one with en-suite), and a bathroom. It comes with security entry system and allocated parking. ● Farrell Heyworth, 0151 281 8181

Saturday, October 1, 2011

PROPERTY 11

Liverpool

Crosby, £250,000

City centre, £54,950

Mossley Hill, £155,000

THIS detached bungalow offers versatile and well presented accommodation. It comprises two reception rooms/ bedrooms to the front, through lounge to the rear with stairs to further reception/ bedroom, family bathroom and modern dining kitchen. There are fantastic gardens to the rear, with a patio area enjoying a sunny aspect. The property also benefits from driveway and garage parking. Among the highlights is the lounge, which boasts a feature wall with exposed brick chimney breast, fireplace and hearth. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 268 0593

THIS two bedroom terraced property boasts a superior city centre location. It comprises two reception rooms, kitchen and family bathroom. There is also on-street parking to the front and a yard to the rear. The property can be accessed from Upper Warwick Street. There is local shopping nearby on Admiral Street, and the city centre is within easy reach. The property is in need of some renovation and is offered with no chain. It would make an ideal first home or investment opportunity and would achieve a rental in the region of £450pcm. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 236 2332

VENMORE is pleased to offer for sale this spacious four bedroom semi-detached family home, which is in need of modernisation throughout. The property briefly comprises an entrance hall, lounge, dining room, morning room, kitchen, landing, four bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate wc. It also has the added benefits of having front and rear gardens, and comes with no chain. All interested parties should submit their best offer in writing before noon on Friday, October 21. ● Venmore, 0151 733 9000

Toxteth, £124,950 VIEWING of this two bedroom mid mews house is highly recommended to appreciate its delightful features. The property boasts a lounge, dining area, downstairs wc, and modern fitted kitchen, and benefits from gas central heating and double glazing. The kitchen contains a modern range of fitted wall and base units, with complementary work surfaces, a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, built-in electric oven with gas hob and integrated fridge and freezer. Outside, there is parking to the front as well as a small decked area to the rear. ● Farrell Heyworth, 0151 281 8181

Bootle, £189,950 THIS detached bungalow offers both front and rear gardens plus off-road parking. The accommodation in brief comprises a porch, hallway, lounge, dining area, kitchen, garage conversion (bedroom/ reception room), two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Further benefits include gas central heating and double glazing. The bathroom is a particular feature, with a four piece suite comprising a low level wc, wash hand basin, free standing bath and a walk-in shower cubicle with power shower. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 268 0590

Dingle, £45,000 THIS end of terrace house is offered for sale with the benefit of no chain. The property has UPVC double glazed windows and a gas central heating system. Inside, the accommodation comprises a through lounge, ground floor bathroom and kitchen plus two bedrooms to the first floor. Less than three miles from Liverpool city centre, this property is conveniently located for access to a range of amenities. ● Venmore, 0151 236 4400


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Saturday, October 1, 2011

★★★★

Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2SH

Canning Street, Liverpool

Canning Street, Liverpool

Ellerman Road, Liverpool

Old Hall Street, Liverpool

Argyle Street, Liverpool

Reduced to £230,000

£199,950

Reduced to £165,000

Reduced to £150,000

£125,000

Duplex apartment occupying upper and

lower ground floors ●

Highly versatile for family use or as two

Duplex apartment located on the second and

Superb duplex apartment

third floors of this period property

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Spacious accommdation comprising two

Three Balconies ●

seperate living units

reception rooms, two bedrooms, kitchen,

Views overlooking lake and fountains

Attractive rear town garden

bathroom and en-suite w.c.

Easy access into Liverpool City Centre

Combining period and contemporary

Gas central heating system

UPVC double glazed windows

features

Convenient for Liverpool City centre,

Allocated and visitor parking bays

Hospitals and Universities

Highly recommended!

Two gas central heating systems

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Two bedroom apartment Third floor location with views towards River Mersey Secure car park space included Fitted kitchen Stylish bathroom and en-suite shower room Double glazed windows 24 hour Concierge Lift to all floors

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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!

Haigh Street, Liverpool

Shaw Street, Liverpool

Tithebarn Street, Liverpool

Prescot Road, Fairfield

Evered Avenue, Walton

£119,950

£110,000

£105,000

Reduced to £99,950

£88,950

Purpose built first floor apartment

Two double bedrooms

Bathroom and en-suite Shower room

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UPVC double glazing Electric panel heating

Allocated parking via electric gates

Convenient for Universities and Hospitals

Available with NO CHAIN!

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Second floor Apartment One Bedroom (Mezzanine level) with Study area and en-suite Bathroom Lounge/Dining area 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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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

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Upper ground floor apartment Exceptionally spacious 2 double bedrooms Dining Kitchen Lounge to front Bathroom with stylish suite Gas central heating system UPVC double glazed windows Car park space to front Less than two miles to Liverpool City Centre Viewing essential!

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Three double bedrooms (could be converted into four) Overlooking playing fields to the rear Small garage with rear access Substantial accommodation ideal for family occupancy Requires upgrading and modernisation Convenient for local shops and supermarkets Available for sale with NO CHAIN

Beaconsfield Road, Seaforth

Snowdrop Street, Kirkdale,

Pendennis Street, Anfield

Molyneux Road, Kensington

Wyncroft Street, Dingle

£69,950

£65,950

£65,000

£64,950

£45,000

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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

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Recently upgraded mid-terrace house Three bedrooms Lounge Modern fitted Kitchen Ground floor modern Bathroom UPVC double glazed windows Gas central heating system Re-decorated throughout New carpets Ideal for the first time buyer Good investment opportunity

Mid terrace house

Mid terrace house

Two bedrooms and boxroom

Two bedrooms

Extended to rear

2 bedrooms

Ground floor bathroom

UPVC double glazed windows

Through lounge/dining room

Two reception rooms

Bathroom with white suite

Gas central heating system

UPVC double glazed windows

Partial UPVC double glazing

Gas central heating system

Offered for sale with NO CHAIN!

End of terrace

Gas central heating system

Bathroom with shower enclosure

Requires upgrading

The property is presently tenanted

Available for sale with NO CHAIN!


Allerton Tel: 0151 734 0666 City Centre Tel: 0151 236 2332 Lettings Tel: 0151 207 5923 West Derby Tel: 0151 256 7837 Walton Tel: 0151 521 7383

for sale

Check out our new website! www.suttonkersh.co.uk

West Derby tonkersh.co.uk westderby@sut

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

Beech Park, L12

Staplands Road, L14 Large Semi Detached Property ● Two Reception Rooms ● Fitted Kitchen & Dining Area ● GF wc & Utility Room ● Five Bedrooms - Two Ensuite ● Family Bathroom ● Basement ● Gardens & Off Road Parking

Detached Property Lounge with Bespoke Feature Fire Dining Room & Study/Snug Bespoke Fitted Kitchen with Built in Appliances Five Bedrooms with Master Ensuite Five Piece Family Bathroom Substantial Gardens & Double Garage Internal Inspection Highly Recommended

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£469,950

£315,000 offers invited NEW

Marldon Road, L12 Semi detached house ● Lounge ● Dining room ● Kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Garage ●

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Oaksmeade Close, L12 Detached Property Open Plan Lounge/Diner Three Bedrooms Fitted Kitchen Bathroom Maj Double Glazing & Central Heating ● Gardens & Garage/Off Road Parking ● No Chain Involved ● ● ● ● ● ●

£142,950

£139,950

NEW PRICE

Campion Way, L36 Extended Detached House Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room ● Extended Fitted Dining Kitchen ● Four Bedrooms ● Integral Garage ● Beautifully Maintained Gardens

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Silverstone Drive, L36 Detached House ● Two Reception Rooms ● Four Bedrooms ● Conservatory ● Master Ensuite ● No Chain

£229,950

£199,950

NEW PRICE

NEW

Lydford Road, L12 Semi Detached House Lounge ● Conservatory ● Breakfast Kitchen ● 3 Bedrooms ● Bathroom ● Gardens

Staplands Road, L14 End Terrace Property Two Reception Rooms Three Bedrooms Kitchen & Bathroom Maj Double Glazing Gardens In Need of Upgrading No Chain Involved

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£129,950

£139,950

Newsham Drive, L6 Large Semi Detached Property ● Three Reception Rooms ● Fitted Kitchen & Utility Room ● Seven Bedrooms - Master Ensuite ● Two Shower Rooms & Family Bathroom ● Loft/Play Room ● Cellar Room ● Central Heating

£189,995

Mossgate Road, L14 £2000 Cash Back Mid Terrace House ● Four Bedrooms ● Two Reception Rooms ● Kitchen ● Central Heating ● Gardens

NEW PRICE

Cheldon Road, L12 Detached House ● Lounge open to dining room ● Kitchen ● Four Bedrooms- master en suite ● Family Bathroom ● Gardens ●

£189,950

OIRO £148,000 offers invited

NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

The Dell, L12 Detached Bungalow Three Bedrooms ● Two Reception Rooms ● Kitchen ● Bathroom/ wc ● Gardens ● No Chain Involved

Meadow Lane, L12 Detached Property Lounge with Feature Fire Four Bedrooms - Master Ensuite ● Open Plan Dining Kitchen ● Family Bathroom ● Gardens, Garage & Off Road Parking ● DG Windows & Central Heating ● No Chain Involved

£99,950

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£185,000 offers invited

NEW

Pinewood Avenue, L12 Mid Town House ● Lounge ● Dining Kitchen ● Two Bedrooms ● Bathroom ● Gardens ●

Knoclaid Road, L13 Mid Terrace Property Two Reception Rooms Three Bedrooms Kitchen Shower Room DG Windows & Central Heating ● Security Alarm ● Viewings Recommended

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£89,950

£89,950

Longreach Road, L14 Mid terrace house ● Lounge ● Dining room ● Kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Gardens

Stonedale Crescent, L11 Mid Terrace House ● Spacious Lounge ● Three Bedrooms ● Bathroom with separate wc ● Front and Rear Gardens ● Rear Garage

£85,000

£79,995

Marius Close, Liverpool Town house Three bedrooms Entrance Porch Hallway W.C Lounge Kitchen Bathroom/wc Double Glazing Gas central heating

uk walton@suttonkersh.co.

Colesborne Road, L11 End Terrace Property Lounge with Feature Fire Two Bedrooms with Fitted Wardobes ● Fitted Kitchen & Dining Area ● Modern Four Piece Bathroom ● Front & Rear Gardens ● Off Road Parking ● No Chain Involved

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£69,995

Queens Drive, Liverpool ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

£91,500

Cockerell Close, Liverpool Three Bedroomed Mid Town House ● Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom/Wc ● Conservatory ● Central Heated, Double Glazed ● Front & Rear Gardens ● Car Driveway

£89,500

Roxburgh St, Liverpool 3 Bedroomed Terrace. ● Hallway. Dining Room. ● Shower/WC,. Block Paved Front. ● Living Room, Kitchen. ● Close to Amenities Rear Yard ●

£53,000

Priced for Quick Sale £66,995

Mollington Avenue, L11 Town House Property Lounge with Feature Fire Three Bedrooms Fitted Dining Kitchen & Antispace ● GF Bathroom ● DG Windows & Central Heating ● Gardens ● No Chain Involved

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£59,950

Attractive Semi Detached House Recently Fitted carpets Two reception rooms Modern Fitted kitchen Three bedrooms and one with shower Bathroom Separate w.c. Double glazed windows Front and Rear Gardens No chain involved

£117,950

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Lampeter Road, Liverpool Three Bedroomed Mid Terraced ● Lounge, Dining Room ● Fitted Kitchen, ● Ground Floor Showeroom/Wc ● Rear Yard ● No Chain ●

£64,995

NEW PRICE

Max Road, L14 Extended End Terrace Property ● Lounge with Feature Fire & Dining Room ● Extended Rear room used as Kitchen ● Two Bedrooms ● Loft Room ● Bathroom ● Gardens & Off Road Parking ● No Chain Involved ●

NEW

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Walton

£219,995 NEW PRICE

NEW

for sale

Castlefield Close, L12 Well Presented Semi Detached Property ● Lounge with Feature Fire ● Open Plan Dining Room/Fitted Kitchen ● Three Bedrooms ● DG Windows & Central Heating ● Front & Rear Gardens ● Internal Inspection Highly Recommended

Brock Street, Liverpool Semi detached bungalow ● Lounge/Dining Room ● Open Plan Kitchen ● Three bedrooms ● Double glazing ● Gas central heating ● Gardens

£119,950

St Marys Avenue, Liverpool Two Bedroomed Terraced ● Through Lounge, Kitchen ● Bathroom/Wc ● Gas Central Heating, ● Double Glazed, ● Inspection Highly Recommended ●

£59,995

NEW

Fountains Road, Liverpool Semi detached house Three bedrooms Lounge Fitted Dining Kitchen Conservatory Bathroom/wc Gardens Double Glazing Gas central heating Inspection recommended

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£100,000

Waterhouse Close, Liverpool Extended Four Bedroomed End Town House ● Lounge, Fitted Dining Kitchen, ● Lounge/Study Room, ● Ground Floor Wc, Bathroom ● Double Glazed, Central Heated ● Front & Rear Gardens ●

£139,995

Forton Lodge, Liverpool First Floor self contained flat Two bedrooms Garage Central Heating Communal Gardens New kitchen and bathroom Fully refurbished Very spacious flat newly fitted double glazing Inspection recommended

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£119,950

NEW

Birchdale Road, Liverpool Town house Vestibule Entrance Hallway Two reception rooms Dining Room Kitchen Three bedrooms Bathroom/wc Garden to front and rear Garage

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£114,950

Coniston Street, Liverpool 3 Bedroomed Terraced House ● Lounge/Dining Room ● Bathroom/WC, Double Glazed Windows ● Central Heating, Rear Yard ● No Chain ●

£59,995

ers advice on mortgages representative of the whole market. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.


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★★★★

Allerton Tel: 0151 734 0666 City Centre Tel: 0151 236 2332 Lettings Tel: 0151 207 5923 West Derby Tel: 0151 256 7837 Walton Tel: 0151 521 7383

for sale

Check out our new website! www.suttonkersh.co.uk

Allerton

co.uk allerton@suttonkersh.

Childwall Park Avenue, L16 ● A stunning detached residence ●

Calderstones Road, L18 A beautiful semi detached residence ● Enjoying a corner position ● Electronic gated entrance ● Lounge, formal dining room ● Modern & stylish family dining kitchen ● Re-equipped ground floor shower room ●

Extended, improved & modernised to a high

Open plan sitting room, kitchen & dining area

Four bedrooms. Master bedroom suite with walk in wardrobe

standard ●

Impressive swimming poll complex

Modern & stylish bathroom & WC

Lounge, formal dining room

Garage. Intergrated lighting & audio system

£650,000

A mid Victorian detached

Nine bedrooms, principal

bedroom with bathroom

Lofty basement accommodation Sitting room, lounge, dining room

Fitted kitchen

Kitchenette, utility room

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Utility room, modern & stylish bathroom Separate WC Many original features retained Garage providing secure parking Integral out-buildings to garden

NEW

mansion house ●

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£549,950

Lyndhurst Road, L18 ●

en-suite Bathroom & shower room

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Cellar area

Salisbury Road, L19 ● A Beautiful Semi Detached Residence

Gardens to front & side

Spacious Lounge, Formal Dining Room

Split Level Family Dining Kitchen

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with side driveway

£895,000

Ullet Road, L8 Victorian Detached Mansion ● Six Bedrooms ● Previously Multiple Occupation ● Established Residential Location ●

Stylish and Modern Family Bathroom & WC

Additional Shower Room

Conservatory of Good Size, utility Area

Bedroom Six Enjoying En-Suite Facility

Seven Bedrooms

Driveway, Secure Electronic gated Access

£550,000

Four Reception Rooms

Four Bathrooms & Two Shower Rooms

Extensive Car Park & Gardens

OIRO £450,000 NEW

Booker Avenue, L18 A beautifully presented detached residence ● Spacious lounge, sitting room/dining room ● Quality conservatory ● A modern & stylish fitted kitchen ● Family bathroom & WC ●

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Four bedrooms Bedroom 3 having a balcony overlooking rear garden

Reservoir Road, L25 An extended detached house

Lounge, dining room

Integral garage

Breakfast kitchen

Mature gardens to front & rear

Cloakroom & WC

£429,950

£380,000

NEW

NEW

Childwall Lane, L25 Beautiful Semi Detached Property ● Substantially Extended ● Five Bedrooms ● Stunning Family Dining Kitchen ● Re-Equipped Stylish Bathroom ● Gardens To Front & Rear

£265,000

Harthill Avenue, L18 A semi detached property Lounge & open plan sitting room & dining area ● Modern fitted kitchen ● Four bedrooms ● Modern bathroom & WC ● Town garden

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£249,950 No Chain

£207,000

NEW

Keswick Way, L16 Semi Detached House Four Bedrooms Lounge & Dining Kitchen Dining Room & Rear Sitting Room ● Family Bathroom/Wc ● Front & Rear Gardens ● No Chain

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£169,950 No Chain

Three bedrooms

Family bathroom

Garage

Terence Road, L16 Extended Semi Detached House ● Three Bedrooms ● Bathroom/Wc ● Lounge & Dining Kitchen ● Mature Rear Garden ● Offered Without Chain

£199,950 No Chain

NEW

Charles Berrington Road, L15 Spacious Terraced House ● Recently Improved ● Three Bedrooms ● Fitted Kitchen ● Modern Bathroom & Wc ● Rear Yard ● No Chain ●

£159,950 No Chain

Briardale Road, L18 A Mid Terraced House ● Two Bedrooms ● Lounge & Dining Room ● Kitchen ● Modern Bathroom ● Rear Yard ●

£137,950

Gipsy Lane, L18 A semi detached property ● Through lounge, dining room ● Morning room, Kitchen ● Four bedrooms ● Bathroom, separate WC ● Gardens to front & rear ● Garage

£325,000

NEW

NEW

Buttermere Road, L16 Semi Detached Property Three Bedrooms Extended Dining Kitchen Dining Room & Lounge Family Bathroom Conservatory Front & Rear Gardens

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Avondale Road, L15 Attractive Terraced Property ● Three Bedrooms ● Lounge & Dining Room ● Kitchen ● Bathroom/WC ● Out-House & Rear Yard

£129,950

South Mossley Hill Road, L19 Semi Detached Property Four Bedrooms Kitchen Lounge & Dining Room Family Bathroom Mature Gardens To Front & Rear

● ● ● ● ● ●

£275,000

Rose Lane, L18 Well Presented Town House Three Bedrooms Fitted Kitchen Stylish Bathroom Out Building Rear Garden Lounge & Hall

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Westway, L15 Extended semi detached property ● Lounge, dining area & kitchen ● Modern Shower room & WC ● Three bedrooms ● Underfloor heating system ● Front & Rear gardens ●

£189,950

£187,500

£175,000

NEW

NEW

NEW

NEW

Farmdale Close, L18 Semi Detached House Four Bedrooms Three Reception Rooms Bathroom & Separate Wc Fitted Kitchen Gardens To Front & Rear Stand In Drive

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

£350,000 NEW

Manor Way, L25 Semi Detached House Three Bedrooms ● Dining Kitchen ● Lounge & Dining Room ● Bathroom Wc ● Gardens To Front Side & Rear

NEW

Grosvenor Court, L18 A Purpose Built Apartment First Floor Two Bedrooms Fitted Kitchen Spacious Lounge Bathroom/Wc Communal Gardens No Chain

● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

£124,950 No Chain

Derwent Court, L18 Ground Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Lounge & Dining Area Kitchen Bathroom/Wc Garage For Secure Parking No Chain

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

£119,950 No Chain

Martindale Road, L18 Purpose Built Apartment ● Bedroom ● Bathroom/Wc ● Kitchen ● Lounge ● Communal Gardens ● No Chain ●

£84,500 No Chain

ers advice on mortgages representative of the whole market. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.


Allerton Tel: 0151 734 0666 City Centre Tel: 0151 236 2332 Lettings Tel: 0151 207 5923 West Derby Tel: 0151 256 7837 Walton Tel: 0151 521 7383

for sale

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City centre onkersh.co.uk citycentre@sutt

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Two Reception Rooms

Two Bedrooms

Good Investment Opportunity

On Street Parking

£54,950

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Geraint Street, Liverpool ● Terraced House

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Acorn Court, Liverpool ● Quarter House ● Open Plan Living Area ● One Bedroom ● Fitted Kitchen ● Allocated Parking ● Close to City Cente ● Investment Opportunity

£69,950

24 Fenwick Street, Liverpool Spacious First Floor Apartment ● Two Double Bedrooms ● Open Plan Living Area ● Original Features ● Business District Location ● Fitted Kitchen ● Walking Distance to Waterfront ●

Waterside, L3 Third Floor Apartment Timber Decked Balcony Open Plan Living Area Two Bedrooms En-Suite Shower Room Allocated Parking Modern Bathroom Concierge Service

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£174,950

£114,950

South Quay, Liverpool Spacious Second Floor Apartment ● Split Level Lounge/Dining Room ● En-Suite Shower Room ● Secure Allocated Car Space ● Two King Size Bedrooms ● Stunning City Views ● Within Walking Distance to Liverpool One ●

£249,995

David Street, L8 Converted Chapel Many Original Features Gas Central Heating Modern Bathrooms Seven Two & Three Bedroom Flats ● Some Internal Finishing Required

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£385,000

Lydia Ann Street, L1 Spacious Third Floor Apartment ● One Bedroom ● Open Plan Living Area ● Exposed Beams ● Investment Opportunity ● No Chain

£81,500

NEW PRICE

The Reach, L3 Third Floor Apartment ● Close to John Moores University ● One Bedroom ● Open Plan Living Area ● Contemporary Fitted Kitchen ● Juliette Balcony ●

£79,000

Chancellor Court, L8 Third Floor Apartment ● Two Bedrooms ● Open Plan Living Area ● Balcony with City Views ● Secure Car Space ●

£124,950

to let

Peter House, L2 Penthouse Apartment ● Large Open Plan Living Area ● Two Bedrooms ● Modern Bathroom ● Contemporary Kitchen ● Viewing Recomended

uk lettings@suttonkersh.co.

Robson Street, L5 2 Bedrooms ● Apartment ● 1st Floor ● Unfurnished ● Central Heating ● Double Glazing ● Parking

£495 pcm

Archbrook Mews, L13 3 Bedrooms ● Town House ● Flexi Furnishings ● Double Glazing ● Central Heating ● Garage ●

£650 pcm

£1,000 pcm

Bingley Road, L4 3 Bedrooms ● Terrace ● Unfurnished ● Central Heating ● Double Glazing ● Yard ●

£440 pcm

Tiverton Street, L15 3 Bedrooms

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Terrace

Unfurnished

Double Glazing

Central Heating

£575 pcm

Albion Street, L5 2 Bedrooms Apartment Spacious 1st Floor Part-Furnished Central Heating Double Glazing Parking

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£375 pcm

Standale Road, L15 3 Bedrooms ● Terraced Property ● Unfurnished ● Double Glazing ● Central Heating ● Yard ● DSS Accepted ●

£525 pcm

Saunders Building, L1 Second Floor Apartment ● two Bedrooms ● Open Plan Living Area ● En-suite Shower Room ● Two Balconies ● Parking available ● 80% shared equity ●

£128,000 80% Equity

£175,000

Lettings

Staten Court, L1 Duplex Penthouse Apartment ● Two Bedrooms ● Duel Aspect Balconies ● Secure Underground Parking ● Living Room ● 24 Hours CCTV Security ●

Hale Road, L4 3 Bedrooms

● ●

Terrace

Unfurnished

Central Heating

Yard

£475 pcm

Canning Street, L8 1 Double Bedroom

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Apartment

Part-Furnished

Central Heating

£625 pcm

Rosslyn Street, L17 3 Bedrooms ● Terrace ● Furnished ● Double Glazing ● Central Heating ● Yard ●

£650 pcm

Harrington Chambers, L2 Second Floor Apartment ● Two Bedrooms ● Spacious Lounge ● Gas Central Heating ● En-Suite Bathroom ● No Chain

£109,950

Lowell Street, L4 2 Bedrooms ● Terrace ● Unfurnished ● Double Glazing ● Central Heating ● DSS Accepted ●

£400 pcm

Catharine Street, L8 1 & 2 Bedrooms

Selection of Apartments

Unfurnished/ Furnished

Electric Heating

From £360pcm - £560pcm

From £360 pcm

Bennison Drive, L19 4 Bedrooms Semi-Detached Spacious 3 Reception Rooms Furnished Central Heating Double Glazing Yard

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£950 pcm

Waterloo Quay, L3 Second Floor Apartment ● Balcony with River Views ● Two Double Bedrooms ● En-suite Shower Room ● Allocated parking ● Visitor Parking ●

£154,950

Andrew Street, L4 3 Bedrooms ● Mid Terrace ● Unfurnished ● Central Heating ● Double Glazing ● Yard

£345 pcm

Elizabeth Road, L10 3 Bedrooms ● Semi-detached ● Furnished ● Central Heating ● Double Glazing ● Driveway ● Gardens

£499 pcm

Clarendon Road, L19 2 Bedrooms ● Apartment ● Furnished ● 2 Bathrooms ● Double Glazing ● Central Heating ● Parking ●

£600 pcm

Armstrong Quay, L3 Ground Floor Apartment ● Two Bedrooms ● Lounge/Diner ● Patio Area ● Allocated Parking ● Communal Gardens

£125,000

Emery Street, L4 2 Bedrooms ● Terrace ● Unfurnished ● Double Glazing ● DSS Accepted ● Offer - £360 1st month ●

£425 pcm

Sutton Street, L13 2 Bedrooms

Terrace

Unfurnished

Double Glazing

Central Heating

£470 pcm

Ennerdale Drive, L21 2 Bedrooms ● Apartment ● 1st Floor ● Unfurnished ● Central Heating ● Double Glazing ● Garden ●

£450 pcm

ers advice on mortgages representative of the whole market. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.


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Major Property Auction Sale 25 October, 12 noon

Marriott Hotel, City Centre, One Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1RH Over 70 fantastic attractive property deals available Please note, some properties may be withdrawn or sold prior to the auction View catalogue online at www.suttonkersh.co.uk | Catalogue includes:

3 Caldy Road, Liverpool L9 4RY VACANT RESIDENTIAL A vacant 4 bedroomed semi detached property benefitting from partial double glazing and gardens. Following a full upgrade and modernisation the property would be suitable for occupation or investment purposes.

Guide price £60,000+

38 Walton Vale, Liverpool L9 4ST VACANT COMMERCIAL A 2 storey end of terrace, vacant ground retail unit which recently traded as an Estate Agents and could continue to be used for this purpose or alternatively it would be suitable for a number of uses, subject to the relevant consents. To the first floor there is office accommodation. The property benefits from steel roller shutter and double glazing.

70 Benedict Street, Bootle, Merseyside L20 2EW VACANT RESIDENTIAL A vacant 2 bed mid terraced property suitable for immediate occupation or investment purposes. The property is in very good order throughout and benefits from double glazing, central heating and a modern kitchen and bathroom.

112 Fieldton Road, Liverpool L11 9AQ VACANT RESIDENTIAL A vacant 3 bedroomed mid town house benefitting from double glazing and gardens. Following refurbishment the property would be suitable for occupation or investment purposes.

100 Needham Road, Liverpool L7 0EQ VACANT RESIDENTIAL A vacant 3 bed end of terrace property in need of repair and modernisation. The property benefits from double glazing.

26 Upper Warwick Street, Liverpool L8 5TP VACANT RESIDENTIAL A vacant 2 bedroomed End terraced house, in need of repair and modernisation.

31 Wapshare Road, Liverpool L11 8LR VACANT RESIDENTIAL A 3 bed semi detached property with double glazing, central heating, off road parking and a good sized rear garden. The property would be suitable for occupation or investment purposes.

Guide price £40,000–£45,000

Guide price £45,000–£50,000

Guide price £95,000+

32-40 Derby Road, Liverpool L20 1AZ VACANT COMMERCIAL A vacant detached office building with the benefit of income from telecommunication masts: £9,500 pa.

Guide price £195,000+

Guide price £30,000+

Guide price £30,000–£35,000

Offers now being accepted. To book a viewing or for more details please call 0151 207 6315 Merseyside’s most successful auction house. Biggest catalogues. Highest attendances. Best sales figures.

www.suttonkersh.co.uk

Guide price £60,000+


PROPERTY 17

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Liverpool 0151 707 7777 liverpool@bairstoweves.co.uk

Rowan Lane, WN8

£235,000 ●

Arranged Over Three Floors

New bathroom

International Hotel, L21

£185,000

NEW PRICE

Belfield Crescent, L36

£159,950

Anfield Road, L4

Beechtree Road, L15

£150,000

South Ferry Quay, L3

£139,950

£149,950

NEW

Hollins Close, L15

£135,000

Duke Street, L1

NEW

£125,000

Dundale Road, L13

NEW

£119,950

£123,950

Situated on Crosby Road

Cul de sac location

6 Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms

Ground floor apartment

Cul de sac location

Centrally Located

3 Bedrooms

South

3 Bedrooms

UPVC double glazing

Fitted kitchen

Kitchen / Diner

Gas central heating system

UPVC Double Glazing

Former Hotel

Extended rear lounge

Gas central heating system

Kitchen Dining Room

Master with en-suite

Upvc double glazing

Two Bedrooms

Driveway

Open Plan Living

Gas Central Heating System

Dining Kitchen

Available for re development

Private Rear Garden

French doors to decked area

Parking

Marina views

Detached garage

Established garden not

Timber Decked Balcony

Town Garden

Internal Viewings A Must

Viewing highly recommended.

Off Road Parking

Spacious family bathroom

Extension

Designated parking

overlooked

Fourth Floor

Viewing Recommended

Anfield Road, L4

£115,000

Southdale Road, L15

£115,000

Ellerslie Road, L13

Substantial min terrace house

3 Bedroom property

UPVC double glazing

UPVC Double glazing

Gas central heating system

Gas central heating system

L shaped kitchen / diner

Kitchen with granite work

UPVC double glazing

surface

Investment opportunity

Through lounge / diner

T

HIS impressive mansion is an excellent example of beautiful Victorian architecture and is ideally located on the fringe of Sefton Park. A good-sized driveway leads to the front of the property, which has a marble columned portico entrance with detailed stone carvings. Inside, the stunning home offers bright, elegant and spacious accommodation over four levels. On the ground floor a vestibule with a Minton tiled floor opens to an elegant reception hall and a substantial drawing room that is well presented and boasts a splayed bay window, a carved fireplace housing an open fire and a beautiful coved and panelled ceiling. There is also a dining room and a bright and spacious lounge which is open-plan to an attractive kitchen incorporating a Quarry tiled floor, solid wooden worktops, a dual bowl Belfast sink unit and a gas fired Aga range. A beautiful sweeping staircase leads upstairs to a superb master bedroom with a dressing room/ en-suite. The second bedroom also has an en-suite, plus there are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom comprising a cast iron bath and

NEW PRICE

Extended 3 Bedroom mid

Four bedrooms

terrace

No Chain

Through Lounge / dining

Front reception room with

Rear sunroom

Gardens to front and rear

Luxury by SARAH HOOLEY

£103,000

£105,000

Westminster Chambers, L1

Malvern Road, CH45

£95,000

NEW PRICE

One bedroom duplex

Spacious kitchen/ diner Garden to rear

wooden flooring

Hatton Gardens, L3

£94,950

NEW PRICE

The Reach, L3

£89,950

Gwendoline Street, L8

NEW

£84,950

NEW

1 Bedroom third floor

City centre location

Three double Bedrooms

apartment

Open Plan Living Area

Upvc double glazed

Secure entrance

Open plan living / dining area

2 double Bedrooms

Gas central heating system

Unique period features

John Rocha designed atrium

No chain

First floor bathroom

Double aspect living area

Secure parking space

Parking

Ideal first time buyer

apartment

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beautiful Victorian tile border. There are four further bedrooms, a laundry room and a study area to the second floor. The property also has basement accommodation with two reception rooms, a bedroom

with en-suite shower room, bathroom and two ancillary rooms. The property benefits from many stunning features including detailed covings, cornices, architraves, skirting boards and

many original sash windows. Outside, the driveway has space for off-road parking, plus there are gardens to the front and rear. ● Sefton Park, £575,000; Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666

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Stanley Road, L20

OIRO £65,000

The Collegiate, L6

NEW

One bedroom apartment with study Floor to ceiling glass wall Balcony to rear courtyard Mezzanine bedroom with ensuite Parking space

Sunlight Street, L6

NEW

Investment / development

This large terraced property

opportunity. has been converted to four apartments and requires a full program of renovation.

OIRO £55,000 ●

NEW

As agents Bairstow eves would like to present this two bedroom mid terrace property for sale. Currently let at £5,400 PA. On an AST this property would suit an investor looking to expand his portfolio OIRO £55,000


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Woolton, £2,000pcm SUTTON Kersh is delighted to offer this character detached residence, the Chapel, which was built in the mid 1800s with a 1980s addition. The property comprises in brief a reception hall, spacious split level openplan lounge/sitting room/dining room, a 'chapel' with vaulted and panelled ceiling, original lead light stained glass windows, modern fitted kitchen, morning room, utility room, TV room, cloakroom, four bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite, and family bathroom. There are also gardens to the front and side, a secure gated entrance with electronic control, and a forecourt providing off-road parking. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

Heswall, £650pcm THIS two bedroom bungalow is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of Heswall town centre. Inside comprises an entrance porch, entrance hall, lounge with coal-effect living flame gas fire, conservatory with views over the rear garden and a kitchen with a range of units. There are also two bedrooms and a shower room. Externally, there is a driveway providing off-road parking plus lawn to one side. To the rear is a well-maintained garden with good sized lawn and established planting. The property also has a garage. ● Reeds Rains, 0151 342 6386

CHOICE ★★★★

Lettings

Birkenhead, £550pcm THIS modernised, three bedroom midterrace house has been renovated and offers excellent accommodation. Inside comprises an entrance hall, lounge, living room and kitchen/diner to the ground floor. To the first floor are three bedrooms, a box room and a combined bathroom. French doors lead from the living room into a spacious rear yard with raised patio. The property is fully double glazed, has gas central heating and has been decorated and carpeted throughout in neutral tones. ● Moscrops, 0151 652 2214

Childwall, £795pcm THIS attractive, three bedroom semidetached property is situated on Eldred Road, off Woolton Road in the popular area of Childwall. The property comprises, to the ground floor, two reception rooms and a modern fitted kitchen. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Outside, there is off-road parking to the front, and a rear garden. The property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazing and is available fully furnished. No DSS/smokers/pets. ● Farrell Heyworth, 0151 281 8181

Allerton, £1,250pcm

Wallasey, £595pcm

THIS five bedroom, end terrace house is just a minutes from Allerton Road and all its amenities and is a large property which has recently been refurbished to a high standard. Inside comprises five double bedrooms, a separate lounge and dining room, a modern fitted kitchen and two brand new bathrooms. The property also boasts a storage or study room and would ideally suit sharers, a large family or students. ● Your Move Matthews, 0151 734 4911

THIS four bedroom terraced house benefits from gas central heating and double glazing and is well worth an early inspection. Inside comprises two reception rooms, a fitted dining kitchen with oven, hob and extractor hood, a utility room and a fitted bathroom with shower over the bath. The property has carpets and vinyl flooring plus plenty of storage. There is also a rear yard and off-road parking. ● Lets Go Properties, 0151 630 5888

Bidston, £1,500pcm THIS bespoke executive five bedroom family home comprises a spacious entrance hall, large open-plan lounge, second reception room, spacious modern breakfast kitchen, dining room off the kitchen and a utility room with wc. To the first floor is a master bedroom overlooking the lounge area, four further bedrooms, a modern bathroom and separate shower room. Externally there are electric gates leading to private gardens that surround the property, being approximately one acre in size. The house is surrounded by a decked area for entertaining. There is also ample off-road parking. Available mid October. ● Karl Tatler, 0151 342 5777

Childwall, £695pcm THIS very well-maintained, three bedroom semi-detached property is situated in a popular area. The property briefly comprises a reception hallway, lounge, dining room and fitted kitchen. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, there are gardens to the front and rear, with a driveway providing off-road parking. Additional benefits include a gas central heating system and double glazing. ● Move Residential, 0151 734 6688


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Accommodation To Let NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED DSS OK with guarantor L4 Frodsham St ...............2 bed L6 July Rd.................2 bed terr L8 Greenheys Rd.1/2 bed apart L9 Orrel Lane..................Studio L20 Brewster St........3 bed terr L20 Bedford Rd.........1 bed flat L20 Benedict St...............2 Bed L20 Gray St .....................3 bed L22 Mount Pleasant..1 bed flat ............0151 928 9280............

PROPERTY INVEST 07748 702927 WALTON, WINSLOW ST. 2 Bed Terr. GCH ....................£105pw WALTON, NESTON ST. 2 Bed Terr, GCH ....................£105pw NORTHWOOD, QUERNMORE RD. 3 Bed Semi. GCH, DG, Oven/Hob, Garden ......£125pw

HOLLY RD L7 2 bed, very spacious apart, in lge victorian house, dg/gch, alarm, communal gdn, working profs only. Ref’s & dep req’d £475pcm 07836 689460 1 & 2 BED PROPERTIES L4, L6, L7 L9 L20. From £95pw. DSS accepted. Over 25s only. No pets. Dep/refs required. 0151 264 9911/ 07738 955843 WATERLOO, BOOTLE, ORRELL PARK, CROSBY Furnished studios & rooms from £70pw. All bills inc broadband. N0 DEPOSIT REQ. No DSS. Over 25. 0151 928 9280 SEFTON PARK 1 Bed Flat. £100pw. 2 Bed Flat. £135pw. No DSS. 0151 724 3755.

EDGE LANE 1 Bed Flat. £75pw. No DSS. 0151 724 3755.

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SEAFORTH − Self contained, well maintained 1 bed flat. Close to all amenities. No pets. Over 30’s. £70pw Tel. 07932 987623 SPACIOUS 2 BED FLAT on edge of Sefton Pk, just fully refurb’d, off Road pkg, close to all amenities £850pcm. 0151 7332892

SANDY LANE, L9 3 bed, 2 recep rms, gardens, recent refurb, GCH, DG, £525 pcm, no DSS. Tel: 01704 877069 or 07860 431708.

BEDFORD ROAD Bootle, 4/5 bedrooms, GCH, £300 deposit, refs required, 07753 591691. NR STH PARKWAY STN Nice quiet flat, £100pw. Plus s/c bedsit £57.50pw 25+, No smoke/pets. 0151 428 5005 AIGBURTH Nr Cricket Club. Large s/c 1 bed flat, GCH, DG. DSS ok with g’tor £115pw 07836 369919 BOOTLE 3 BED HOUSE GCH, newly refurbed. Rent negotiable, flex terms NO DEPOSIT. DSS OK. 0151 9289280 L14 2 bed house, DG, GCH, new kitchen, gardens front/rear, dep/refs req, £475 pcm. 07967 180353. WATERLOO 1 bed s/c flat, part furn, close to bus/rail routes & all amenities. Quiet area, DG, CH. £485 pcm. 07954 197807 L4 & L6 Rooms in lux shared house would suit mature person from £55pw all incl. No DSS. 07803 082999/ 260 7980 A N F I E L D L 4 3 bed large family house, fully refurb’d £500pcm. 0151 290 0081 or 07516 356261 ARMSTRONG QUAY Waterfront. 2 bed lux Apt, river views £600pcm inc c/tax 01654 767179 or 07843 097021 C R O S B Y Nr Beach. 1 bed basement flat, quiet house £80pw. No Dss. Gents 40+ 0151 281 1422 WHISTON Off Dragon Lane, 2 bed semi bungalow, garden parking £550pcm. No Dss, dep & ref req’d 07888 695136 WHISTON 2 BED SEMI New refurb, front & back gardens, £600pcm. DSS considered. Tel 07710 815649

OLD SWAN Off Derby Lane, 3 bed terr, gch, dg, £550pcm. Dep. 07957 636549 L35 3 bed detached ready for occupation. Immaculate £795pm 07778 250327

NR SEFTON PARK Croxteth Rd. 1 bed fully furnished flat with wood flooring, gch, dg, off road parking, £425pcm, no DSS. 07884 233362

OFF ALLERTON RD 1 bed g/f flat £500pcm No Dss. Dep & ref req’d 07888 695136 WATERLOO Courtenay Rd, 2 bed flat, CH, DG, £495 pm, dep & refs. Tel: 0151 653 3340.

L14 KNOTTY ASH 3 BR new refurb semi. Lge front & rear gdn, gch £115pw 07922 540921

WATERLOO1 bed flats, all mod cons, low dep, frm £110pw inc bills. No DSS. 07763 160 984 WALTON BRECK RD L4 3 bed house, c/h. £100pw. 0151 734 1112

NEWSHAM PARK large 2 bed flat. newly refurb’d, GCH, £450 pcm. DSS welcome, over 25s 07743 908 726

L 1 5 2 bed flat, GCH, DG, furnished, £550pcm. 07891 314837/0151 7339944.

L17 2 bed u/f, S/C FLAT. Fitted kitchen, GCH, parking, £450pcm 0151 291 7700

NASEBY ST L4 2 bd mid terr new kitchen/bathrm immaculate dg gch 07886 889950

L12 unfurnished 2 bedroom terrace, DG, GCH, £495 pcm. Tel: 07788 925628.

ANFIELD 2 bd flt £425pcm, bills inc, dg/gch Dep/ref No Dss 07551 608925

L6 1 bed s/c flat. £130pw. 07803 082999/ 260 7980 2 BED terraced house, L8, £80pw. Tel. 07950 258433

NANSEN GROVE L4 2 bed, new refurb, inc kitch/cpts. 07531 644867

A L L E R T O N 2 bed appart. £450pcm. 07912 302377

L4 f/f rooms, all mod cons, gch, dg, working only, 30s +, £60pw inc. 07903 833510

ALLERTON RD £55pw, shared house. No DSS 07783 249360. L21 1 bed flat DG CH clean & tidy £350pm 07711 819835

OFF ALLERTON RD 1 bed g/f flat £450pcm No Dss. Dep & Ref req’d 07888 695136

ANFIELD 2 bed house, ch/dg, £95pw. 07783 249360.

3 BED House, Bootle. New decor & carpets. £495pcm. £500 Dep. 07798 851995

BIG 1 BED APT £350pcm L8 No DSS 0151 722 1149

L 1 3 single rooms. £50pw, shared facilities, 2wks deposit. No DSS. 07904 170195

L6 Newcombe St 2 bed hse,CH £400pcm 0151 734 3433 L9 W’ton A’tree 1&2 bed flats 3 bed hse 28+ 07743 601828

L6 1 bed refurbd apts furn/ unfurn from £350pcm DSS ok. Dep reqd 07873 200893

More people in the area turn to the Liverpool ECHO, in print and online, when looking for a property to rent or buy than anywhere else.

L6 3rd person to share 3 bed house en suite, from £80pw 07803 082999/ 260 7980 L21 newly built 2 double bed apt, no DSS, dep req’d, £475 pcm. Tel: 07841 260595.

Source: Gfk NOP 2008, TM NW2 10% area

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LILLY RD L7 1 bed ground floor flat, new refurb. £90pw. 0151 734 1112

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RONALD ST L13 1 bed Terr, fit kit, ch, carpets, alarm £80pw g,tor req 07836 689460

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HOMES ★★★★

New by EMMA THOMPSON

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OW open at Margaret Street, Liverpool 6, is a brand new development from Barratt Homes. Tower Gardens boasts a fantastic array of stunning homes, with designs and prices to satisfy all tastes. Not only does this development enjoy easy access to wonderful parks and gardens, it also benefits from close links to the city centre and motorway network, making it ideal for commuters. There is a wide range of schools and sixth form colleges to choose from for families moving to the area, as well as plenty of leisure and shopping facilities. Showcasing a range of three and four bedroom homes, Tower Gardens offers a great opportunity for first time buyers and those looking for a stylish alternative to city centre apartment living. The site will feature many of Barratt’s most popular house styles alongside some of its brand new designs. These innovative homes have been created with homebuyers in mind, using extensive market research, customer feedback and expert opinions, ensuring the best shapes, sizes and features are included in every home.

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Guide STYLISH: A typical Barratt Homes bedroom, left. Below, a typical lounge

Close to the city Home of the week is the Morpeth at plot 21, one of the brand new house types that will be featured at Tower Gardens. The Morpeth is a semi-detached home with its own garage. Currently available with a list price of £148,995, you can also take advantage of celebrated shared equity scheme FirstBuy.

Under FirstBuy, buyers will be offered a loan of up to 20% of the price of the property, jointly funded by Barratt Manchester and the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The buyers then have to find the remaining 80% of the price themselves. Up to 75% of this could be a

mortgage, leaving a deposit of just five per cent. FirstBuy could see you the proud owner of the Morpeth for £113,236 and a low deposit of £5,959. Also available at Tower Gardens is a stunning range of four bedroom homes, which start at £151,995. Plus, 100% part exchange opportunities are now available.

www.bellway.co.uk

Williamson Place

Wavertree Road, Edge Hill, Liverpool L7 1PG

New releases available - 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes from £122,995 Come and join us for our fabulous show home opening and fun weekend

want to be the first to see the new show home. WILLIAMSON PLACE

SHOW HOME LAUNCH, FUN WEEKEND AND PRIZE DRAW

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Face painter Saturday and Sunday 1pm till 3pm Refreshments served

Call: 0151 261 1623 Visit: Monday and Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm. Late night opening Thursday until 7.00pm. Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

*Offers available on selected plots only. Prices correct at time of going to press. Specification on site may vary.


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by EMMA THOMPSON NEW homes in south Liverpool have been built by a multi awardwinning site manager. Shaun Phoenix takes pride in his role as a site manager for Redrow Homes and, in recognition of his exceptional standards, he’s received another top industry award. The 34-year-old received his fourth National House-Building Council Pride in the Job Quality award for his work at Cressington Heath in Garston. He was selected from more than 13,000 site managers throughout the UK. Just 400 of the accolades have been awarded; 13 of them to Redrow site managers from across England and Wales. “I’m delighted to have won the Quality award for a fourth time. It’s a reflection of not just my efforts but the commitment invested by the whole team at Cressington Heath in ensuring each house was built to a consistently high standard,” Shaun commented. Shaun, who lives in Leigh, Lancashire, has worked for Redrow since he left school at 16. He’s been a site manager for 11 years and was based at the popular Cressington Heath venture for more than four years. He is now looking after the construction of new homes at Wrea Green in Lancashire. Only site managers who

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Guide WINNER: Shaun Phoenix, site manager for Redrow Homes at Cressington Heath in Garston. Below, a typical Redrow kitchen

Simply the best

demonstrate exceptional standards in every aspect of their work on site and the homes they build are considered for a Pride in the Job Quality award. Judging includes spot checks of the day-to-day running of the site. Each site manager is assessed across 38 areas of site management

including their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and leadership and organisational skills. “I’m hoping this will be the year that I go a step further and receive a Seal of Excellence,” Shaun added. Cressington Heath features a choice of traditional and

contemporary homes. They have proved so popular that just one property remains to be sold. To be in with a chance of snapping up the final home at Cressington Heath, call 0151 345 0134. ● For details of careers with Redrow see www.redrowplc.co.uk/ Careers-And-Recruitment.

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Show home Launch Weekend 1st and 2nd October

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SAVINGS Available

want a fantastic deal on my new home.

The Bowden 4 bedroom detached home

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Visit: Monday and Friday 10am - 5pm, Thursday Late Night 10am - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) *Terms and conditions apply. Offers available on selected plots only. Prices correct at time of going to press. Specification on site may vary.

Bellway reserve the right to refuse Part Exchange. See Bellway.co.uk for details.

• A good offer for your old home based on an independent valuation • Stay in your existing home until your new house is ready • No estate agent fees • Stress free move • No advertising fee to pay


24 PROPERTY

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★★★★

Lovell launches new show home at Kensington Court Lovell are launching Phase II of their successful development Kensington Court with a brand new, professionally styled show home opening on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. After a successful year with 10 new sales, Phase I is now all sold, and Lovell are releasing a range of stylish, modern energy efficient 2 and 3 bedroom homes especially for first time buyers from just £90,096 thanks to their Shared Equity Scheme.

The 2 bedroom Milton Show Home is a stunning example of the new homes perfect for first time buyers and has been professionally styled by Lovell’s expert interior design team and comes fully equipped with stylish fitted kitchen with integrated Bosch oven and extractor and a modern family bathroom suite and en-suite shower room to the master bedroom. All homes also come with a host of energy saving features including solar panels, compost bins and water butts making them more affordable than ever. “The new show home will really allow potential customers the opportunity to imagine living at this exceptional development” explains Elaine Taylor, NW Regional Sales Manager “Not only is the colour scheme and interior design modern and functional, but the rooms are spacious and bright. Combined with all the energy efficient features, we know these homes will be snapped up fast.”

“The good news for any buyers at Kensington Court is that there is no stamp duty to pay and we have an appealing range of incentives such as Shared Equity to help overcome most barriers to purchasing your dream home.” With Shared Equity, Lovell offer an interest free loan of 15% of the purchase price, but the home is 100% yours from day one, and the good news is the buyer has up to 10 years to pay it back. “Shared Equity also means you only need a 5% deposit, which is a lifeline for some people struggling to raise anything higher” explains Elaine. The new Show Home Open Event is next Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September. “We’re expecting a great turn out” says Elaine, “there will be champagne and show home tours so if you’re interested in snapping up a bargain, don’t forget to visit us next weekend.”

For more information about Kensington Court, visit the Marketing Suite which is open

Thursday - Monday 10am - 5pm (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday) or alternatively call 0151 260 7342 or visit www.lovell.co.uk/kensingtoncourt

KENSINGTON COURT, Off Minto Close, Liverpool . Sat Nav Postcode: L7 2GA.

Calling all First Time Buyers

New releases from only £90,096

NEW OME SHOWH CH LAUN th 5 24th & 2 t Sep

If you’re a First Time Buyer looking to get onto the property ladder we’ve got some great news for you. We’ve just released a range of brand new homes designed with First Time Buyers in mind. They offer all the space and style you need at a price that’s hard to beat. And with locations throughout Liverpool we’re sure to have what you're looking for.

Plot 34 - The Milton

A superb 2 bedroom mid-mews home

• Contemporary fitted kitchen with stainless steel oven, hob and extractor • Stylish white bathroom suite and downstairs cloak • Spacious lounge

Only £90,096

A range of 2 & 3 bedroom homes available from only £90,096† Marketing Suite open Thursday to Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Tel: 0151 260 7342

www.lovell.co.uk/kensingtoncourt *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.

ECHO Big Property Guide - 3rd October 2011  

24 pages packed with homes for sale. Featuring properties in Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, West Lancs and the North West

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