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Get on trend Our guide to the styles to watch out for in 2011 – Pages 4&5

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I’m dropping the price of my flat by £1,000 a week until it sells – Page 3

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ESTATE Agent Karl Tatler is celebrating after winning the prestigious Best Small Northern Estate Agency of the Year award. The top Merseyside estate agent beat more than 4,000 other estate agents to win the coveted title. It signals yet more success for the company which was awarded Overall Estate Agent of the Year in 2008, before the awards were regionalised. And, not surprisingly, Karl is delighted: “I am thrilled. The awards get tougher year on year as more and more agents raise their standards. “This year the awards were represented by more than 4,000 offices, which shows how tough it really is. I work very hard to find areas of the business that I can improve and it’s fantastic when our exceptionally high standards are recognised as the best when they are compared alongside many other agents.” And he adds: “Winning for the fifth consecutive year is unprecedented and an achievement that I am very proud of. Everyone who works at Karl Tatler estate agents plays a huge part in our success, they all embrace my beliefs and we really are one big family!” Karl Tatler has won Gold for Best Small Northern Agent in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The firm won Gold for Best Small Agent in the UK in 2007 and Silver for Best Small Agent in the UK in 2006. The estate agent lists innovative marketing and an exceptionally high standard of customer service as the main reasons for success. Indeed, the judges noted the company was: “An outstanding agency which demonstrates year on year why it is one of the best agencies, not only in its location but nationwide.” Karl Tatler travelled to London to collect the award with all five managers from their respective offices. FARRELL Heyworth has won the ● award for Top Business Partner from the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

TOP TEAM: Karl Tatler, holding the award, celebrates winning the Best Small Northern Estate Agency of the Year award

Home of the Week The victory was announced at the MSB’s annual sales conference held recently at Pride Park stadium in Derby. John French, director at Farrell Heyworth, says: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. “Many of our advisers are in the top 20 league tables at the Mortgage Advice Bureau on a regular basis, a testament to their hard work and dedication and the support they receive from the staff within our branch network. “Unlike many other brokers, our advisers are able to provide genuinely independent mortgage advice to our customers with expert advice on every lender deal and despite mortgages being harder to obtain, there are still 1,000s of mortgage deals available to choose from.” For further information, contact any Farrell Heyworth office, call 0800 389 1666 or visit www.mortgageadvice bureau.com/farrellheyworth.

MILLER Homes has found success once again as the house builder picked up three titles at this year’s What House? industry awards. The UK’s largest independent housebuilder was awarded accolades

for Best Partnership Scheme and Best Sustainable Development for its eco project, Miller Zero, and picked up a bronze award for the coveted Best Large Housebuilder. The judges comments heaped praise on the way that Miller deals with its customers, giving them “a voice” and making them “pro-active participants, not passive consumers”. The judges also noted the strength of their customer chart which “leaves little to chance”. The award for Best Partnership Scheme made clear the importance of shared learning, as Miller Homes not only built the homes but threw open its doors to suppliers and competitors alike, so they too could learn from this vitally important project. Sue Warwick, national sales and marketing director for Miller Homes, says: “2010 has been a fantastic year of award wins and the three What House? Awards make an exciting addition to our list of achievements. “The judges comments proved the hard work that goes into everything we do, and everything we do, centres around our customers.” This latest batch of wins comes just weeks after the housebuilder scooped top titles at the Housebuilder, Scottish Home, The Herald and First Time Buyer Reader awards. Sue continues: “It is my hope that these awards demonstrate to customers that we are the best in the business.”

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12 Home of the Week 13 Agents Choice Lettings 14 Agents Choice Liverpool 15 Sefton Bleasdale 16 Sutton Kersh 17 Sutton Kersh 18 Sutton Kersh 19 Sutton Kersh 20 Agents Choice Merseyside 21 Classified 22-24 New Homes

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HOME RUN: Staff from Miller Homes are presented with an award by comedian Jimmy Carr. Right, John French of Farrell Heyworth

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Boxdale Road, Mossley Hill, on the market for £175,000

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Going down – until the price is right

BAG A BARGAIN: Marlborough Court in Aigburth Vale with, inset above, the sociable communal lounge and, left, the flat’s neat fitted kitchen

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OING, going, going ... down. Property expert John Parker is so keen to sell a Liverpool property he’s decided to knock £1,000 off the asking price – for every week it doesn’t sell! The one bedroom apartment for over 60s in Marlborough Court, Aigburth, is already well under the market value at £53,950. But after three months without a sale, John has decided it’s time for action. “It is a test of my nerve and resolve,” admits John. “I am sure that it will sell before long once interest is raised – but ask me again in three weeks if I have got any fingernails left!” It could go quickly, and John

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by JANET TANSLEY is gambling that it will, but he admits: “If it does go on for 53 weeks then I could be selling it for under £1,000.” John is head of Home to Home Exchange, a company designed to help retired home owners make the move from their old home into a new one. It means that, even in a tough and demanding market, people can, if they wish, complete a move within two weeks. Says John: “Companies introduce me to prospective clients, people who want to move but either can’t sell or don’t want the hassle of selling the conventional way. “I step in and buy the property for below market

value – which is made clear to the vendor – but it gets it off their hands. “I put it for sale, still below the market value.” Marlborough Court is a one bedroomed ground floor apartment with a secure entrance hall. There is a bathroom and wc, a good sized lounge and kitchen. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes with a dressing unit. The buyer would also have access to communal room within the development and the gardens. The property has been up for sale at £53,950 with Sutton Kersh since October. But although similar homes are on the market for around £132,000 and it is clearly a good buy, it has yet to sell.

John says: “Sutton Kersh is a good agent and the property is competitively priced, but you have to accept that it’s all about supply and demand. “Property is no different from a can of baked beans. If it sits on the shelf it does nobody any good.” The price will be reduced every Monday starting from January 24. Adds John: “There is a bit of a buffer but I could end up making a loss, and I am prepared for that. But I think there will come a point where the property will be so attractive people will come out of the woodwork.” Part exchange is available.

● For more information contact Sutton Kersh’s Allerton office on 0151 734 0666.

Growing demand for homes to rent MERSEYSIDE lettings specialist Belvoir is predicting a period of dynamic growth for the residential property rental market in 2011 and near perfect market conditions for long-term investment landlords. As prospective home owners continue to face lending barriers such as tight mortgage lending criteria, job related relocation, and an uncertain financial future, rents are rising. “Across our region demand from tenants continues to grow and exceeds supply as many consumers are deciding to rent property rather than buy,” says Adam Rastall, director of Belvoir, who runs the office in West Derby. “Consumers are feeling the pinch and are still worried about the impact of cut backs and a possible on-going recession, and are deciding it’s wise to wait before committing themselves to a long term house purchase. “We are seeing a rise in residential lettings, which I believe will continue throughout 2011 and with rental values expected to continue a pattern of steady growth as the year goes on, it’s never been a better time to be either a landlord or, indeed, a tenant.” Recent research by ARLA, the Association of Residential

Lettings Agents, indicates that national demand for rental properties has rocketed to an eight year high. More than 70% of letting agents across the UK are noticing a surge in demand, which more than doubles that experienced in 2007 at the peak of the property boom. Adam adds: “With hundreds of thousands of public sector job cuts planned for 2011 and families on lower incomes facing dramatic benefit reductions, there will be less ability or willingness to commit to a mortgage. “I strongly believe that these exceptional market conditions, which include falling property prices, continued low interest rates and unprecedented tenant demand, will provide a major boost to the residential property market and a fantastic opportunity for long term investment landlords.”

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Bewildered by this year’s trends and not sure where to start? Gabrielle Fagan talks to five designers about what’s hot and what’s not in 2011

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Suzanne Collins Where was the family home you grew up in and what was it like? I grew up on a council estate in the north end of Birkenhead which was not, if I'm honest, the nicest of areas. There was constant noise, windows being broken, sirens ... that said, the house we grew up in – it was just me, my mum and brother – was made a home. It was pretty basic, but I can remember that with my first pay cheque from Brookside I bought my mum a new couch. It was a lovely home. What is your clearest memory of the house? My mum used to have all the waifs and strays in so it was always full of kids, a friend lived with us for years! If kids fell over they always knocked on my mum's door for a biscuit and a plaster. Where was the first house you bought yourself and what did it cost? I rented for a while because my mum said a mortgage was like a noose around my neck. The first house I bought was the one I'm in now in Prenton, a four bedroomed detached which was £116,000 but is now worth about £200,000. What made you want to buy it? I bought it because it was near my mum and is now five minutes from my daughter Mya's nan. It's got four bedrooms, two of them decent sizes, a living room, kitchen/dining area and a garden. I bought it from plans and sometimes I do wish I'd bought something older with more character. But I feel privileged to have it. What is the most important thing you look for when buying a house? The location. Here I'm only 10 minutes from the tunnel – closer to town than many of my friends who live in Liverpool and not far from the sea. Are you a DIY trier or do you leave it to the experts? I have to pay people to come in I'm afraid. I do have a go because I have had to and I have a good role model in my mum, and I encourage Mya to do the same but, certainly, if it's decorating I have to call someone in. What's the one thing you love most about your current house? I love coming home and knowing that it's my home. I love shutting the door and feeling safe, and I love the fact that Mya is happy here. By JANET TANSLEY

HILE clothes make a statement about our taste and fashionistas keenly follow the catwalk trends, dedicated decoristas know homes too are subject to fashion, and getting the right look is just as key. But there’s now a bewildering variety of looks to choose from and when budgets are tight, the last thing you want is to make expensive mistakes. Leading interior designers have come to the rescue to pinpoint the top trends which they believe will influence interiors in 2011, and reveal their insider tips on successfully interpreting them. So be inspired by the designer divas and follow their suggestions for creating super stylish, successful rooms.

ROOMS THAT THRILL

Tara Bernerd predicts 2011 will be an exciting year in interiors because there’s a realisation that our homes should suit us and the way we want to live. Tara’s tips: The look for 2011 is much moodier, more masculine and architectural, says Tara, founder of Target Living. “We’re looking for homes that cosset us and that means creating atmosphere. That will be achieved by using a diverse palette of colours, materials and patterns.” She predicts a palette of more muted retro tones and colour blocking with sage green, chocolate brown, Prussian blue, sienna and greys. There’ll also be a focus on wood in smoky shades, volcanic-coloured stones, textured leathers, lacquers and metallics, particularly bronze, she says.

COSY & CHIC

Kelly Hoppen identifies a continuing trend for what she describes as a “linear shabby chic” look with homes combining a relaxed lived-in style with a definite chic edginess. “This isn’t a squashy, rustic country look, it’s still very city, but with a softer edge and defining lines which are pure and clever.” Kelly’s tips: Textured wallpapers will dress walls seductively, sofas will be rounder and deeper in style and

PALE PALETTE: Helen Green predicts lighter colours and a softer feel to interiors this year carpets in thick pile and pattern will add another layer of comfort. Neutrals, Kelly insists, will remain the most successful base palette but increasingly they’ll be enhanced and enlivened by colour in accessories and art. “I think we’ll continue to see the modern marriage of vintage pieces displayed with streamlined contemporary ones that bring character and interest to spaces,” she says. “The fashion for hard surfaces such as chrome is waning and instead, lacquered pieces will predominate and bring lustre, sheen and essential luxury into rooms.” Lighting is also key to successful schemes, she says. Hidden and concealed lighting helps build ambience and great effects can be conjured with massive vintage or modern lighting hanging above tables.

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Katharine Pooley believes global influences are increasingly playing a role in homes. “The world is becoming smaller as we’re able to travel farther afield and people are becoming more aware of the variation of the beauty and design of other cultures. “Homes are being enhanced by a classical gilt chair juxtaposed with a modest wooden Buddha, or an African painting which may echo the colours of a hand woven

LINEAR CHIC: Kelly Hoppen

tapestry from India. Such artefacts add vibrancy and personality to rooms.” The revival of pastel shades such as baby blues, sea blues, pinks and mauves will continue into 2011, she forecasts, and dense brown shades will lose their appeal. Katharine’s tips: Texture and quality are watchwords for next year as people realise the enormous amount of creative potential in homes, the designer says. “People are becoming much more confident about commissioning bespoke pieces which will become modern day heirlooms, or are seeking individual pieces which display craftsmanship.” There’s a focus on fine detail in finishes, whether in decorative ceilings, wall panels or cabinetry, she points out. Specialist wall finishes can feature silver enamelling and furniture can be finished in leather, shagreen (made from shark or ray skin) or parchment.


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designs to please CITY LIVING: Kelly Hoppen’s chic edginess still manages to find room for some softer lines

▼ GLAM ROCKS: Joanna Wood is looking for opulence and comfort rather than minimalism this year

GO GLOBAL: Katharine Pooley combines the exotic with modern MALE MODEL: Tara Bernerd’s interiors combine a masculine feel with a diverse range of colours

WALLS GO WILD

Helen Green predicts a craving for personality and originality in our homes will this year banish the once fashionable, bland “hotel” look. “We’ll see an ever more creative use of art installations on walls. Recently, we covered a huge double height wall space above a fireplace in a bespoke artwork of milky white porcelain and rose petals, which had a lustrous 3D effect.

“The only limit nowadays is the imagination.” Walls, she says, will go wild as the choice of coverings further expands beyond traditional wallpaper – and fabrics such as silk, suede or eco-friendly materials including bamboo become mainstream. Helen’s tips: Dark woods, such as American walnut, are now giving way to the lighter North European influence in interiors, says Helen,

and paler woods with a limed finish will predominate. “Accents of colour – lime green, burnt orange, cinnamon, russets and deep rose pinks – pair well with a base palette of cool, pale greys and ivories,” she advises. “You can introduce colour in accessories or furniture such as a versatile L-shaped sofa or chaise upholstered in jewel-coloured velvet.”

LUXURY & GLAMOUR

Joanna Wood forecasts glamour,

comfort and opulence on the horizon for homes. “Minimalism will be declared utterly dead in 2011,” she says. “Everyone is completely fed up with the clinical, austere settings dominated by taupes and beige, and we’re entering a much more fun phase.” Joanna’s tips: Glitter and gloss will rule as lacquered surfaces and metals continue to star in rooms.

“Brass and gold is being pushed aside in favour of nickel and bronze or nickel and silver,” she says. “Those finishes may command attention in a statement piece or panel, or be seen as trims on furniture or perhaps in detailed touch such as door handles.” And the revival of the use of colour is unstoppable, she predicts, with shades of red, orange, pistachio green and mulberry pink ready to enliven a neutral backdrop.

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IF YOU’RE looking for a ● cordless drill-driver (drill and screwdriver in one), check out two

from Worx’s new Icon range – the H3 and D-LITE. They share lots of useful features, including keyless chucks, sensitive triggers, built-in work lights, compact battery chargers and the same lithium-ion battery, which is interchangeable with many other Worx cordless tools. The H3 is a three-in-one because it’s a hammer drill as well as a conventional drill and screwdriver. It comes with lots of drill and driver bits, and a well-designed GET SMART: Dremel’s new modular accessory system plastic case to store them in, and comes in stackable storage has a special chuck that enables you to change concrete drill bits quickly. The kits can be stacked and Each kit contains Dremel If you’ve got small hands, you’ll attached to each other using a accessories and/or love the D-LITE because it’s really “smart-click” system to create attachments for tasks such as compact and lightweight, and has a an accessory storage tower, engraving, grinding, polishing, rubberised grip, so you can which is handy if you’re short cutting and sanding. comfortably use it for long periods. of space. It also has 16 torque settings, The kits are available from including a drill one, and two Dremel Direct speeds to give you lots of (www.dremel-direct.com), control over what you’re B&Q (www.diy.com) and doing. Beesleys Tools The Worx H3 costs £84.98 and (www.tool-shop.co.uk), the kits the D-LITE costs £79.98, both start at £27.99 for the available from B&Q. They come 100-piece MAS 720 one. with a three-year warranty. Find out more at www.worxtools.com/iconseries

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● Don’t underestimate how long DIY takes. The more experienced you are, the easier it will be for you to judge how many hours, days, weeks or months you’ll need for a particular task, but even then your estimates won’t always be accurate. Assuming you do your preparation properly, a DIY job can easily take two or three times longer than you think – and don’t forget unforeseen problems, which often crop up. ● Don’t underestimate how much DIY costs. Getting what you can in the January sales is a good start – and DIY chains have sales and promotions throughout the year – but buying all the little things you need for a job, such as filler, sandpaper and screws, soon adds up. And if you’re new to DIY, you’ll need to build up a kit of power and hand tools, as making do with the wrong tool for the job can be a recipe for disaster. ● Don’t scrimp on preparation. It’s boring, hard and thankless work because it’s often ages before you see any progress, but prep is vital if you want a good finish. In fact, it’s usually about 80% of the job, so there’s no alternative but to put your back into it. ● Don’t cut corners with cheap tools and materials. While some value-range DIY products are fine, it generally pays to spend a bit more. Take paint – it’s not necessary to use expensive “posh” paints (unless you want to), but really cheap ones are a false economy. The same applies to tools – cheap-as-chips paintbrushes, for example, tend to shed bristles and produce a poor finish. ● Don’t do things in the wrong order – this can cost you time, effort and money. When decorating, for example, you should start from the top (the ceiling) and work your way down (the floor) to ensure that you don’t damage or ruin what you’ve already done. Getting the order right applies to all home improvements – with major projects, get expert help if you don’t know which way round to do things.

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Seasonal Task Add some DIY goals to your New Year’s resolutions. Assess what needs doing at home, make a list and a realistic budget and schedule of works and then try to stick to them.

Ask The Expert Q How can I give a mirror a frosted border? A If the mirror is square or rectangular, you could use strips of window frosting film, which is inexpensive, but you will see the joins between the strips. Alternatively, you could use

frosting spray on any shape of mirror, but it’s hard to get even coverage with this and you could get through quite a few cans. I’m afraid that your best bet for a seamless finish is to get a professional to do the frosting – try your local mirror shop.


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A place in the sun

Blue Coral Resort and Spa, Mactan Island, The Philippines A 5-star resort offering studio and two bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom villas on the eastern side of the stunning coral island of Mactan. Situated near Cebu city and Cebu international airport these properties are accessible and overlook the neighbouring island Cordova. Facilities on site include 26 spa rooms, gymnasium, water sports, diving school, wellness spa, children's pool and play area, infinity pool and private beach. Prices start from £76,886. For more information visit www.experience-international.com or call 0207 321 5858.

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HEN considering where to buy a second property, be it for personal use or as an investment, one of the key factors to consider is

accessibility. For most property owners, flying is the quickest, easiest and often cheapest option – and it points to the global property markets set to take off in 2011. FRANCE is the number one tourist destination in the world and the most sought-after second home area. Chalet Du Gypse, St Martin de Belleville, a favourite destination with Brits, will be sure to go from strength to strength. With the winter season well under way, the French Alps are buzzing with activity as snow enthusiasts search for that perfect Alpine chalet. British Airways has launched a new route from London City Airport to Chambery, gateway to the French Alps, operating flights four times a week until March 2011, enabling Britons to visit the popular French ski

St Martin de Belleville – Chalet du Gypse – Residence de Tourisme At the entrance of the Belleville Valley (Les Ménuires and Val Thorens) the village forms part of the 3 Valleys ski domain. With one bed to four bed duplexes, prices start from 318,659 Euros. For more information contact Experience International on 0207 321 5858 or visit www.experienceinternational.com

by JANET TANSLEY destination for long weekends as well as week long stays. Ed Scott, French ski property expert at Experience International, says: “The new route is sure to be warmly welcomed by skiers, especially due to the frequency of flights which allow greater flexibility. Chambery is the gateway to the world class skiing of the French Alps.” The short flight times (the majority of costas can be reached in less than two and a half hours) have ensured SPAIN remains a second home hotspot. Sun, sea, sand and sangria attract millions of visitors year after year, creating a thriving tourism and, in turn, rental accommodation market. Confidence is returning to the Spanish market with Malaga ranked the second most popular city according to the latest Skyscanner data. And easyJet launching a new thrice weekly route from Liverpool John Lennon airport to

Gibraltar, just one hour from the popular Costa del Sol, starting in late March 2011, is a huge boost. It’s not just the Spanish mainland which is proving popular, however. The Balearic island of MALLORCA is set to receive a helping hand in 2011 with Aer Lingus adding a twice weekly service from Cork to Palma de Mallorca. This news is welcomed by Taylor Wimpey de España which has already announced doubled sales figures in Mallorca this week from the previous year. Victor Sague, sales director of Taylor Wimpey de España says: “Mallorca is quite rightly seen as a jewel in the Mediterranean.” The PHILIPPINES is said to be one to watch in 2011. A new entrant in the Skyscanner most popular cities searched for report, the capital Manila is the gateway to the “Pearl of the Orient”. Visitor numbers from the UK are steadily rising with 11% growth recorded from January to July 2010 and more than 100,000 Brits expected by the year’s end.

Steven Worboys, MD of Experience International, which sells property on the Mactan Island, just one hour from Manila, says: “The Philippines holds a great deal of potential, with a wealth of natural resources, a dynamic and progressive business outlook and a population committed to future prosperity.” For the more adventurous investor, one emerging market to consider next year is the Balkan nation of ALBANIA. Ravin Maharajah, sales director of Lalzit Bay, a luxury resort and spa located on the stunning Albanian coast explains: “Albania is establishing itself with the UK as both a top tourism destination and a hot property market in its own right. “With affordable property prices, strong capital growth rates of 20% and more than three million tourists expected in 2010, Albania presents a highly attractive investment opportunity.” Reaching Albania, which is located just 45 miles across the Strait of Otranto from Italy, will now be even easier in 2011 due to the new flights operated by Albania’s own Belle Air.

Lalzit Bay Resort & Spa, Albania A luxurious 5-star village in what is said will become the most exclusive beach community in Albania, with a beach club, sports and tennis club. A spa and wellness centre will include steam rooms and a full range of thermal treatment rooms. Apartments available – one or two bedrooms – start from just 50,400 Euros. Villas available – three or four beds – begin from 234,000 Euros. For more information contact Lalzit Bay on 0845 125 8600 or visit www.lalzitbay.com

Los Altos del Golf, Andratx, Mallorca Los Altos del Golf is a Taylor Wimpey development in Andratx nestled in the heart of the golf course at Andratx. It consists of 16 large detached houses split into two, three and four bedroom properties. The development is only 800m from the Camp de Mar beach. These properties are available now from 410,000 Euros. Contact Taylor Wimpey España on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylor wimpeyspain.com for more information


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Berry tasteful

Pearly queen

THIS fruit bowl is just that – in an entirely literal sense. Covered in delicious looking strawberries, it’s a fun alternative to conventional bowls. Strawberries Bowl, £3.99. For stockists visit www.totallyfunky.co.uk

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AVAILABLE in both purple and green, this fruit bowl is simple but stylish and contemporary. Tesco Pearlescent Bowl, £12. For stockists visit www.tesco.co.uk

BEST FRUIT BOWLS Wire wonder IF YOU like a bit of cream with your fruit, this fruit bowl in cream wire could be just the way to add taste to your table. Sweetheart Wire Fruit Bowl, £19.95, from dotcomgiftshop.com

Circles of life THIS retro, sixties inspired fruit bowl is both modern and stylish and will work well in any kitchen. Purple Discs Fruit Bowl, £22 from Debenhams. For stockists call 08445616161 or visit www.Debenhams.co.uk.

Put iron in your diet THIS unusually shaped decorative fruit bowl with gorgeous swirls is made from wrought iron. The cool azure colour will fit in with any kitchen and it is suitable for all tastes, as well as durable. Decorative Fruit Bowl, £19, from www.jasmineway.co.uk

Bowled over WITH its quirky shape and bright red colour this fruit bowl will definitely brighten up your kitchen and make choosing a healthier snack even more appealing. Koziol Eve Red Fruit Bowl, £22.40. From www.redcandy.co.uk

Builders believe it’s time to make that move JONES Homes is planning on more building success in 2011. The company, which has developments under way across the north west, including Merseyside, believes this year could be the ideal time to make a move. It says stable, realistic prices may help to improve customer confidence and, as that confidence returns, the traditional values of providing quality homes in good locations backed by high standards of customer service will further reassure prospective buyers. Jones Homes has also

deciding to continue two of its ongoing initiatives, designed to help first time buyers and existing home owners to make that move. In 2010 Jones HomeBuy was launched to replace the government-backed HomeBuy Direct scheme which proved to be an immensely popular way of getting a foothold on the property ladder. Available on selected plots for a limited period only, and subject to terms and conditions, Jones HomeBuy enables would-be home owners to buy a new Jones home for as little as

85% of the full purchase price – Jones Homes provides an equity loan for the remaining 15%, interest free for the first 5 years, and buyers have up to 10 years to repay the equity loan. Easymove gives existing homeowners the chance to reserve a Jones home and, at the same time, receive practical help to give them a better chance of selling their property. Area sales manager Hilary Dean says: “We recommend a good look round our show homes before deciding where to purchase. People are always impressed by the attention to

detail which makes all the difference in a Jones home.” Jones Homes aims to make a significant contribution to the appearance of neighbourhoods in which they build. Wherever possible, mature trees are retained and careful landscaping carried out – the company is a past Gold winner in the British Housebuilder awards and over the years has won nine Green Leaf awards for its care and consideration of the environment.

● Visit www.jones-homes.co.uk HERE IS THE MEWS: One of the Jones Homes or call Caroline Francis on 01625 588300 for details. styles being built in the region


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LEAFY: Wavertree Botanic Gardens. Inset top, Picton Road. Inset bottom, Wavertree Sports Centre

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DEALLY nestled between three main road links in South Liverpool, Wavertree has a wealth of shops and services including excellent sports facilities. The area is home to a mix of properties, from flats and ideal starter two-bed terraces to spacious Victorian properties boasting plenty of character, as well as big, well-presented semi-detached houses and recently-built five bedroom detached homes with plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy. Wavertree has something for people with all budgets, with prices ranging from £55,000 to around £450,000. Recent house price sales include terrace homes from £60,000 to £129,000; semidetached from around £190,000 and detached houses at £205,000.

TIME TO REMEMBER: Local landmark the Picton Clock was built by James Picton as a memorial to his wife

The area has plenty of amenities as well as easy access to other areas, plus if you’ve got children or are thinking of starting a family, then Wavertree has a number of schools nearby. Primary schools include Lawrence Community, St Clare’s Catholic and Our Lady of Good Help Catholic, while secondary schools include The Blue Coat and King David High. One of the main shopping areas is Picton Road, which is lined with an array of local companies ready to offer you a personal service many high street stores just don’t provide. There are also the nearby roads of Edge Lane and Smithdown Road, which also provide a vast selection of stores, salons, restaurants and bars.

Wavertree is steeped in history, too, with local buildings that really stand out such as The Lamb Hotel with its tales of hauntings and old underground links. The Picton Clock Tower is, of course, a well-known local landmark which was constructed in 1884 by James Picton as a memorial to his wife. There is also the ‘village lock-up,’ more commonly known as Wavertree Roundhouse, which was built in 1796 and later modified by local resident and architect Sir James Picton, and is now a listed building. Wavertree Botanic Garden and Park, situated off Edge Lane, offers somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the main high streets to go for a stroll. Originally set in the park was Liverpool-born William Roscoe’s famous Botanic Collection until the destruction of the greenhouse, a stunning structure, during World War II. From the old to the new, Wavertree has a superb Athletics Centre off Wellington Road. It boasts an eight-lane athletics track with a 475-capacity spectator stand and an indoor training facility. At the great new sports park you can also enjoy the Liverpool Aquatics Centre, which has a 50m Olympic-size pool, as well as a modern fitness suite, indoor tennis courts and football pitches. So if you’re looking for somewhere with an array of homes, amenities and facilities as well as a touch of history, Wavertree could be for you.

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GUIDE HOT

Saturday, January 8, 2011

★★★★

... to outside

Have a fruitful veg

As a survey reveals the continuing enthusiasm of growing your own, Hannah Stephenson offers tips on starting your veg patch in 2011

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HERE will be no let-up in the grow-your-own campaign in the new year as gardeners continue to strive towards harvesting their own fruit and vegetables, according to a recent survey. Following the current trend towards The Good Life, top items that people want for their gardens in 2011 include a vegetable plot, according to research commissioned by Hangar Seven, an agency specialising in garden centre marketing. So, if you've never had a vegetable patch, now's the time to start planning ahead. Whichever plot you choose, it will need to have some sunshine to enable you to grow a wide variety of veg. Also, take note of the micro-climate of your garden. Is it in a frost pocket, exposed to prevailing winds, or sheltered by neighbouring hedges, walls or fences? These considerations will make a difference to what you can grow and your harvesting times. Small gardens enclosed by walls can be a couple of degrees warmer at night, but remember that each wall has dry stone along its base which will require extra watering. Sun-lovers include tomatoes, peppers and beans, which need temperatures of 5C (41F) to grow and are best sown indoors and planted out when all danger of frost has passed, which could be late May or early June. Hardy plants which will survive frost down to -10C (14F) include fruit bushes, strawberries, kale, Brussels sprouts and chives. Those which will survive occasional light frost include sprouting broccoli, chard and artichokes. Digging over the ground and removing all weeds is the first step

GROW YOUR OWN: It’s possible to find space in the smallest garden for a vegetable patch to provide your own food towards a fruitful vegetable garden, but soil improvement is also of major importance. Check the pH level of your soil by buying a tester kit, to show you the level of acidity or alkalinity, which will give you some idea of what crops you can grow. Veg and herbs tend to thrive in neutral soil. If your soil is acidic, you may need to add lime to make it more alkaline. Even if it's neutral, an addition of lime every four years will help retain the balance as any soil that is intensively worked will become more acidic over the years. Check your soil's texture to determine what needs to be

added to it to improve it and what crops will do best. Rub a clump of it between your fingers. If it forms a ball without crumbling and feels smooth and sticky, it's likely to be clay. If it forms a ball but falls apart quickly, it will be loam and if it doesn't roll into a ball at all and feels gritty, it's likely to be sandy. It's more difficult to grow root veg on heavy clay soil which is often stony, while brassicas don't like sandy soil.

Whatever your soil type, improve it by adding plenty of organic matter, such as well-rotted manure or compost to increase nutrients and improve texture, aeration of the soil and drainage. If you are a beginner, think about how much time and effort you're prepared to spend on your chosen crop. Some plants, such as beans, courgettes and radishes will provide a bumper crop with little effort. Others are much more time-consuming. Tomatoes, for example, need plenty of regular watering and feeding, staking, pinching out and protecting from

SPROUT AND ABOUT: Sprouting broccoli, Brussels sprouts and strawberries are good crops for variety and flavour throughout the year

adverse weather. And if you go away on holiday when they need harvesting in the summer and you don't have family or neighbours who can pick them for you, you'll lose the lot. If you haven't a greenhouse and don't want to take up all your windowsill space for seed trays, consider growing crops which will germinate outside later in the spring, like lettuces, onions, peas, radishes, broad beans, beetroot and carrot. Most importantly, grow veg which you like to eat – if radishes aren't your bag, there's no point having a bumper crop of them.


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PROPERTY 11

Saturday, January 8, 2011

★★★★

Best Of The Bunch Winter flowering heather (Erica) EARLY flowering heathers look fantastic in winter, providing a carpet of colour and ground cover to borders in shades ranging from purple and pink to white. They also pep up winter pots, mixed with dwarf conifers, evergreen shrubs and early-flowering bulbs and are extremely easy to grow. Good varieties include E Carnea “Springwood white”, a vigorous, trailing type which gives a profusion of white flowers above bright green foliage, or E x darleyensis “JW Porter”, which produces deep pink flowers. All heathers should be pruned immediately after flowering, by lightly trimming the plant with hedge shears. Don't cut into old wood as it may not recover.

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Rub wooden handles with an oily cloth a few times a year to stop them splintering.

Good Enough To Eat Red cabbage

VINE TIME: Tomatoes are easy to grow in a sunny spot and provide a useful crop

What To Do This Week ● Bring container-grown shrubs into the greenhouse for forcing, including rose, deutzia and viburnum. ● If lilies for potting arrive in a slightly shrivelled state, place them in seed trays of moist peat for a few days. ● Bring in wooden garden furniture and dry off prior to repainting or treating with preservative. ● Net brassicas to protect them from birds. ● Plant lettuces under cloches.

● Firm in newly planted perennials and shrubs lifted by frost. ● Take root cuttings of Oriental poppies, verbascum and phlox. ● Prune wisteria. ● Cut back clinging climbers from windows and doors. ● Order seeds, summer bulbs, plants and seedlings. ● Move pots containing vulnerable plants under cover if severe weather is forecast.

RED CABBAGE is a delicious accompaniment to rich roast meats, either cooked slowly with apples, vinegar, sultanas and sugar, or combined with red cranberries for a sharp tangy flavour. I always associate red cabbage with winter, yet they can be grown like summer cabbages and cut in autumn for storing. It also freezes well so you can make batches of it to bring out in the cooler months. Red cabbages can be sown

outdoors in April, transplanted from mid-May and throughout June and then harvested from September onwards. Pick a sunny spot to grow them, digging in plenty of organic matter the previous autumn. If you have acid soil, you'll need to add lime in winter. They should be grown in firm soil so don't fork the surface. Sow the seeds very thinly and cover with soil. Seedlings can be

transplanted to about 8cm apart when they have around six leaves. Water them in thoroughly. Leave around 45cm either way if you are growing a large-head variety, hoe regularly and water well. When they are ready to harvest, cut the stems with a sharp knife close to ground level. They can be stored in straw-lined boxes and should keep for several months. Good varieties include “ruby ball” and “red drumhead”.


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HOME Saturday, January 8, 2011

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of the Week

Home loans on the rise

THE number of mortgages approved for house purchase rose in November for the first time since April, latest figures show. About 48,019 loans were approved for people buying a property during the month, up from 47,315 in October, according to the Bank of England. The modest increase ends six consecutive months during which approvals for house purchases had declined, although the figure still remains well down on the 70,000 to 80,000 approvals a month which are considered to be consistent with a stable housing market. Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, says: “While the Bank of England data shows that mortgage approvals edged up in November, they remained at a very weak level and the modest increase does little to dilute our belief that house prices will remain under downward pressure in the early months of 2011 at least. “What it does suggest is that house prices are more likely to trend modestly downward rather than crash.” The figures also showed an increase in the number of loans approved for people remortgaging, with these rising for the fifth consecutive month to 34,262, as competitive deals for homeowners with large equity stakes in their property continued to tempt people off their lenders’ standard variable rates. But net mortgage lending, which strips out redemptions and repayments, fell sharply during the month to £788 million, down from £1.17bn in October.

HOT PROPERTY: The beautifully equipped modern kitchen behind the doors of the traditional terraced exterior, inset

Never judge a book by its cover

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ESPITE its ordinary exterior, Diana Mohammed’s home is anything but on the inside. With a great location on Boxdale Road in Mossley Hill, the house has been a real labour of love for its owner who has painstakingly redecorated and refurbished every room in the property. Right from the moment you enter the house, you are greeted with a warm and inviting space. The attention to detail and fabulous finish are obvious even only after stepping into the light and airy entrance hall, with its beautiful bamboo flooring. But the tone is set there for the rest of the property. The feature bamboo flooring continues into the lounge, which has a decorative living flame fire. And a particular plus of the property is the kitchen which has a range of modern high gloss units and solid wood worktops, along with a good selection of fully integrated

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appliances and a five-ring cooker which would make Nigella proud. The icing on the cake, if you’ll pardon the kitchen-related pun, is the set of French doors which open out to the garden adding a real feeling of space and light to the area. A functional utility room completes the ground floor. Upstairs, Diana’s creative flair continues with all three bedrooms having painted wood flooring. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and there is also a modern family bathroom with a bath and power shower. Outside, the gardens are just perfect for kids to run round or for al fresco entertaining in the summer and the property has a single garage. The house is for sale at £175,000 with Davis Beyga Estates.

● For further information contact 0845 834 0388 or log on to www.dbestates.com

STYLISH: A bedroom, above, and the light, modern living room, below


CHOICE ★★★★

Agents’

Saturday, January 8, 2011

West Derby, £1,500 pcm

Willaston, £1,000pcm

A TWO bedroom ground floor flat, this property is situated in a popular development, ideally situated for local amenities and transport links to Wirral, Chester and Liverpool. Inside, the accommodation comprises a hallway, a fully fitted kitchen, a good sized lounge and a storage cupboard/ utility area. The apartment has a modern bathroom that includes a bath and shower, plus there are also two well-proportioned bedrooms. The property has been recently re-carpeted throughout. Outside, there is secure private parking and communal gardens. ● Constables, 0151 353 1370

LOCATED within a peaceful area, this five bedroom detached property offers extremely spacious accommodation, refurbished to a very high standard. The property briefly consists of an entrance hallway, three large reception rooms, a utility room and a stunning open plan, fully fitted kitchen/dining area. To the upper floors there are four double bedrooms, the master having an en-suite bathroom, a modern fitted family bathroom and a superb loft conversion. Externally the property offers a large rear garden and an extensive driveway providing ample off-road parking. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the standard of accommodation on offer. ● Home Lets, 0151 280 4047

OFFERING stylish and spacious living, this superb barn conversion enjoys a delightful rural location but is convenient for a selection of local amenities. Converted to a very high standard throughout, with a gas central heating system and double glazing, the accommodation comprises an entrance hall, a cloakroom/wc, a stunning open plan lounge/dining room and a fabulous fully-fitted kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances. There are four bedrooms, with the master bedroom benefiting from an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom completes the property. Externally, there are good-sized walled gardens and parking for two cars. ● Northwood Wirral, 0151 348 4527

Allerton, £1,295 pcm

Mossley Hill, £750 pcm

Wavertree, £795 pcm

LOCATED in a popular area, this property is within walking distance of Allerton Road. The three bedroom property is extremely well presented. Inside there is a hall and a living room to the front of the house. To the rear, there is a modern kitchen with oak units and granite worktops. Off the kitchen is a dining area with a door to the rear garden. Upstairs, there are well-proportioned bedrooms along with a modern family bathroom. Externally, there is off-road parking and a garage to the front. There is also a substantial and attractive garden to the rear. ● Move Residential, 0151 734 6727

OCCUPYING a popular setting close to the amenities of Allerton Road, this attractive ground floor apartment is offered for rent, unfurnished. Inside, there is a self-contained entrance hall which opens into the good-sized living room which has feature solid wood flooring. There is also a fully-fitted kitchen complete with a good range of units, complementary work surfaces and integrated appliances. A patio door leads out from the kitchen to the rear of the property. There are two well-proportioned bedrooms, while a newly fitted shower room completes the property. Outside, there is off-road parking. ● Davis Beyga Estates, 0845 834 0388

SITUATED in a popular area close to the amenities of Smithdown Road, this four bedroom Victorian terraced property boasts a number of traditional features and is offered for rent on a flexible furnished basis. Inside, the property is double glazed and has gas central heating. There is a reception hall, a lounge with stripped pine flooring and a decorative marble fireplace. The separate dining room has wood flooring and a cast iron fireplace. There is a large kitchen/diner with a range of oak-style units, contrasting work surfaces plus a separate utility room. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a single bedroom with a newly installed modern family bathroom. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 207 5923

Eastham, £525pcm

PROPERTY 13

Lettings

New Brighton, £500pcm JUST a short stroll from the promenade and close to rail links to Liverpool, this splendid block of apartments is set on a substantial plot. All five apartments have been converted to a high standard and benefit from central heating, double glazing, alarms, newly-fitted kitchens and bathrooms and are decorated to a very high standard. There is a communal hallway and stairs to apartment four. Here, there is a kitchen with integrated appliances, two well proportioned bedrooms, a modern family bathroom and a good-sized lounge. Externally, there are parking bays, communal gardens and a further parking area. ● The Property Centre, 0151 639 7500

Anfield, £450 pcm THIS house is well presented and in good condition. The two bedroom Edwardian mid-terraced property has recently had new carpets fitted throughout. Inside, an entrance hall gives access to the main reception rooms. These include a good-sized lounge and a formal dining room to the rear. There is also a fully-fitted kitchen with access to the rear yard. Upstairs there are two well proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The property benefits from a gas central heating system and all of the windows are double glazed. ● Venmores, 0151 236 4400


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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Agents’

Aigburth, £237,000 ENJOYING a superb residential setting, this three bedroom detached property offers well maintained and well planned accommodation. Inside, there is an entrance hall which gives access to the main reception rooms. These include a good sized living room which has a feature fireplace and a dining room with French doors leading out to the gardens. There is also a cloakroom/wc and a fully fitted kitchen completes the ground floor. Upstairs, are three well proportioned bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The master bedroom has patio doors opening onto an attractive Juliet balcony. Outside and to the front is a garage, a driveway and a garden and to the rear there is a garden and a patio area. ● Venmores, 0151 733 9000

CHOICE ★★★★

Wavertree, £150,000 SET within a popular residential area close to the amenities offered by Allerton and Smithdown Roads, this mid-terrace property is deceptively spacious. On the ground floor there is a reception hall, a lounge with exposed wood flooring and decorative fireplace, a rear dining room with cast iron fireplace and an attractive sun room with French doors. The fully fitted kitchen includes a range of units, work surfaces and appliances. To the first floor, is the master bedroom with a feature cast iron fireplace, two further good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom complete with an attractive free-standing bath. Outside and to the front there is on-road parking and to the rear there is a yard. ● Venmores, 0151 733 9000

OFFERED for sale with the benefit of no ongoing chain, this attractive detached property enjoys a delightful elevated position. The gardens are a particular feature and surround the property on three sides to include lawns, and a patio area. Entering the property, there is an entrance hall, a spacious open plan lounge which has a feature hole-in-the-wall fireplace and a formal dining room with feature solid oak flooring. The kitchen is fully fitted with a good range of units, contrasting work surfaces and integrated appliances. To the first floor there are three bedrooms, the master bedroom having fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom completes the accommodation. ● Reeds Rains, 0151 226 5668

Orrell Park, £185,000

Allerton, £225,000 HAVING recently undergone a programme of modernisation, this attractive semi-detached property has much to offer. Outside, there are gardens, a driveway and an attached garage to the front. To the rear, there are lawns and a patio area. On the ground floor, is a reception hall and a spacious lounge with marble fireplace. There is also a sitting room with fireplace and French doors. The kitchen is newly fitted with a good selection of units, contrasting work tops and a range of integrated appliances. To complete the ground floor, there is a recently installed conservatory with French doors out to the gardens. To the first floor, is the master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. ● Sutton Kersh, 0151 734 0666

Anfield, £154,950

Wavertree, £64,950 BENEFITING from no ongoing chain attachment, this delightful one bedroom apartment is ideal for a first-time buyer. Inside, there is a self-contained entrance hall which leads into the spacious lounge. There is also a fully fitted kitchen which has a comprehensive range of units, matching work surfaces and integrated appliances. There is also a well-proportioned bedroom and a modern bathroom which completes the accommodation. The property also benefits from off-road parking. ● Davis Beyga Estates, 0845 834 0388

THIS four bedroom executive detached property benefits from double glazing and gas central heating and enjoys a popular setting. Inside, the ground floor briefly comprises an entrance hall, a downstairs wc, a good sized lounge with attractive laminate flooring and a formal dining room which has patio doors. The kitchen is fully fitted with a good range of modern high gloss units, contrasting work tops and a selection of integrated appliances. A utility room completes the ground floor. To the first floor, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there are three further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside there are front and rear gardens as well as an integral garage. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 525 9050

Liverpool

Fazakerley, £149,950 LOCATED in a sought after residential area, this detached property has plenty to offer and would be ideal for a family. Outside, there is a driveway and integrated garage to the front whilst to the rear there are delightful gardens including lawns and a patio area. On the ground floor, an entrance hall leads into the good sized lounge which has a feature fireplace. There is also a dining room with French doors leading out to the gardens, a cloakroom, a utility room and a fully fitted kitchen which has a good range of units, contrasting work surfaces and an integrated oven and hob. To the first floor, there are three well proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom which has a step-in shower cubicle. ● Whitegates, 0151 523 0800

Cressington, £190,000 HAVING been sympathetically extended, this attractive semi-detached property has delightful gardens to the rear which are a particular feature. Then, to the front, there is a garage and a driveway offering ample off-road parking. On the ground floor there is a reception hall, an open plan lounge, which has a feature fireplace, plus there is a sitting room with French doors opening onto the gardens. There is also a fully-fitted kitchen and a formal dining room to complete the ground floor. Moving upstairs, the master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and there are two additional bedrooms and a family shower room. ● Your Move Mathews, 0151 734 4911


PROPERTY 15

Saturday, January 8, 2011

★★★★

Sefton Bleasdale is a dynamic and ambitious family business with a high growth property portfolio across the North West of England. The Bleasdale Family ran the Sefton Building Company Ltd of Aintree, which operated between 1932 and 1976, building 30,000 properties in the North West. The Bleasdale family have created 5 property investment companies. We have a commitment to our tenants to a long term relationship, offering leases from 12 months to 2 years 11 months on an AST (Assured ShortholdTenancy). A number of our tenants have been retained over many years due to our attention to customer care.

Bleasdale Business Centre • 12 Molyneux Way Old Roan • Aintree • Merseyside • L10 2 JA t 0151 520 3282 • f 0151 520 3311 e enquiries@seftonbleasdale.co.uk w www.seftonbleasdale.co.uk OLNEY STREET

ALTWAY • Two bedrooms • Spacious lounge/fully fitted kitchen • Bathroom • Gas central heating • Floor coverings and blinds throughout • UPVc windows and doors • Car parking space in rear car park

£495pcm

AINTREE

QUEENSWAY

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Three bed terrace Two living rooms Fitted kitchen Bathroom Floor coverings throughout • Gas central heating • UPVc double glazed windows and doors

£495pcm

Three Bedroom semi Living room Fitted kitchen Downstairs W.C. Shower room Floor coverings UPVc double glazed windows and doors • Gas central heating • Gardens front and rear • Car parking space

ST HELENS

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£595pcm

• One bedroom flat • Spacious lounge/Fully fitted kitchen • Bathroom • Gas CH

£595pcm

AUGHTON

£525pcm

WALLASEY

FOR SALE

AINTREE

PRIMROSE STREET • Two bedroom terrace • Through living/dining room • Fitted kitchen • Bathroom • Floor coverings throughout • Gas central heating • NO DEPOSIT

£450pcm

KIRKDALE

ALTON AVENUE

• Three bedroom end terrace • Living room • Fitted kitchen • Bathroom suite • Floor coverings throughout • UPVc double glazed windows and doors • Gas central heating

£550pcm

£550pcm

• New shop interior/front • Minimum 10 year lease • 5 year rent review • 62.80 sqm. • Full repairing and insuring lease (FRI) • Busy local shopping parade with Martins, Bargain Booze, William Hill & local retailers

£10,500pa +VAT

AINTREE

MOLYNEUX WAY

LITHERLAND

• Shop on two floors • 56.77 square metres • Minimum 10 year lease • 5 year rent review • Full repair and insuring lease • Busy local shopping parade with Tesco express, Dominoes pizza, Hairdressers, Butchers and a Chemist

£13,500 Pa +VAT AINTREE ULVERSTON CLOSE

QUEENSWAY • • • • • • •

Three Bedroom semi Living room Fitted kitchen Downstairs W.C. Shower room Floor coverings UPVc double glazed windows and doors • Gas central heating • Gardens front and rear • Car parking space

£120,000

HUYTON

ALTWAY

• Three bedroom mid terrace • Living room • Fitted kitchen with oven, hob and cooker hood • Bathroom • Floor coverings and blinds throughout • UPVc double glazed windows and doors • Gas central heating • Gardens to front and rear

• Three bedroom terrace • Two living/dining rooms • Fitted kitchen • Floor coverings & UPVc double glazed windows • Gas central heating

• Floor coverings and blinds throughout • UPVc windows • Car parking space in rear car park

AINTREE

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KINGSWAY

• Newly refurbished/ decorated to high standard • Independent entrance with intercom • Spacious lounge & veranda • Gas central heating New floor coverings and blinds throughout Dressing room to main bedroom Fully fitted kitchen with appliances Bathroom with electric shower to bath UPVc windows/door Front garden

• Three bedroom flat £650pcm • Two bedroom flat £595pcm • Independent entrance hall with intercom access Large lounge/dining room Spacious bathroom Garage, car parking space Fully fitted kitchen with appliances UPV double glazed windows /door Gas fired central heating system

BROUGHTON ROAD

ALTWAY

£495pcm

WALTON

MOSS BANK COURT • • • • • • •

£495pcm

ALTWAY COURT

ST HELENS

• Spacious single Garage • Driveway to front • New garage door • New UPVc double glazed rear window

£10,000

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Lady ChapelGROVE Close, L1 ABINGDON

Bedrooms • 4Mod detached, 4 beds ● Town House • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ●• Unfurnished Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ●• Central Heating Dining room, Conservatory ●• Part Double Glazing en-suite kitchen, Utility, Bathroom, f & r gdns. ●• Gardens Drive, twin garages ●• Parking ●

£850 pcm £285,000

Bold Street, GROVE L1 ABINGDON

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Quebec Quay, L3 ABINGDON GROVE

Bedrooms •2Mod detached, 4 beds ● Apartment • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Studio Annexe Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● •Unfurnished Dining room, Conservatory ● •Double Glazingen-suite Utility, kitchen, Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Central Heating Drive, twin garages ● •Parking

Bedrooms •2Mod detached, 4 beds ● •Apartment GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Furnished • Dining room, Conservatory ● Double Glazing • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● •Central Heating Bathroom, f & r gdns. Drive, twin garages ● •Parking

£750 pcm £265,000

£750 pcm £310,000

East Quay, L3 ABINGDON GROVE

Bedrooms •2Mod detached, 4 beds ● Apartment • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Unfurnished Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● •Central Heating Dining room, Conservatory ● •Double Glazingen-suite Utility, kitchen, Bathroom, ● •River Viewsf & r gdns. Drive, twin garages ● •Parking

£795 pcm £285,000

XABINGDON Building L3, GROVE

• Two ModBedrooms detached, 4 beds ●• Apartment GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Furnished • Dining room, Conservatory ● Central Heating • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ●• Double Glazing Bathroom, f & r gdns. Drive, twin garages ●• Parking

£725 pcm £195,000

City Gate, Oldham ABINGDON GROVE St, L1

Ismay Street, L4 ABINGDON GROVE

•Two ModBedroom detached, 4 beds • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● Apartment • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● •Unfurnished Dining room, Conservatory • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● Central Heating • Bathroom, f & r gdns. Drive, twin garages ● •Double Glazing

bedrooms •2Mod detached, 4 beds •Terrace GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Unfurnished • Dining room, Conservatory ● Double Glazing • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● •Central Heating Bathroom, f & r gdns. Drive, twin garages ● •Yard

£600 pcm £189,000

£400 pcm £298,000

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Bedrooms •2Mod detached, 4 beds GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Terrace • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Unfurnished • Dining room, Conservatory ● Double Glazing • Utility, kitchen, en-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Central Heating • Drive, twin garages ● Yard

£650 pcm £310,000

£350 pcm £325,000

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Ripon Street, L4 ABINGDON GROVE

• Two ModBedrooms detached, 4 beds • Apartment GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ●• Furnished Dining room, Conservatory ●• Central Heating Utility, kitchen, ●• Double Glazingen-suite • Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● Balcony • Drive, twin garages ● Parking ●

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Little Heyes GROVE Street, L5 ABINGDON

Judges Drive, L6 ABINGDON GROVE

Bedrooms •3Mod detached, 4 beds GCH.Terrace D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Mid • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Part-Furnished • Dining room, Conservatory ● Central Heating • Utility, kitchen, en-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Double Glazing • Drive, twin garages ● Yard

Bedrooms •3/4 Mod detached, 4 beds • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● •Duplex Apartment • Dining room, Conservatory Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● •Flexi Furnishings • Bathroom, f & r gdns. • Drive, twin garages ● Central Heating

£400 pcm £325,000

£600 pcm £325,000

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Knightsbridge Court, L7 ABINGDON GROVE

Markden Mews, L8 ABINGDON GROVE

Bedrooms detached, 4 beds • 3Mod GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ●• Apartment • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Furnished • Dining room, Conservatory ● Double Glazing • Utility, kitchen, en-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. Heating ●• Central • Drive, twin garages ● Parking

Bedrooms 4 beds •Three Mod detached, GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily House ● •Town • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Unfurnished • Dining room, Conservatory ● Central Heating • Utility, kitchen, en-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. Glazing ● •Double • Drive, twin garages ● Garage

pcm £575 £300,000

pcm £700 £245,000

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Chancellor ABINGDONCourt, GROVEL8

Bedrooms detached, 4 beds •2Mod •Apartment GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● •Ground Floor Dining room, Conservatory ● •Furnished Utility, kitchen, ● •Double Glazingen-suite • Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● Central Heating • Drive, twin garages ● Parking ●

pcm £595 £254,000

Princes Court, L8 ABINGDON GROVE

Apartment 4 beds •Studio Mod detached, • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily Furnished • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge Conservatory Dining room, Heating ● •Central • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● Double Glazing • Bathroom, f & r gdns. • Drive, twin garages ● Parking

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pcm £325 £300,000

0151 207 5923 Catherine L8, ABINGDONStreet GROVE

detached, 4 beds • One ModBedroom • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● Apartment • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge Dining room, Conservatory ●• Situated in the Georgian Quarter • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● Unfurnished • Bathroom, f & r gdns. • Drive, twin garages ● Electric Heating ●

£460 pcm £285,000

Scorpio Close, L14 ABINGDON GROVE

Elizabeth Road, L10 ABINGDON GROVE

ABINGDON GROVE

ABINGDON GROVE

Holmrook L11 ABINGDONRoad, GROVE

Robson Street, L13 ABINGDON GROVE

• Mod detached, 4 beds • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge • Dining room, Conservatory • Utility, kitchen, en-suite • Bathroom, f & r gdns. • Drive, twin garages

• Mod detached, 4 beds • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge • Dining room, Conservatory • Utility, kitchen, en-suite • Bathroom, f & r gdns. • Drive, twin garages

• Mod detached, 4 beds • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge • Dining room, Conservatory • Utility, kitchen, en-suite • Bathroom, f & r gdns. • Drive, twin garages

Bedrooms detached, 4 beds •3Mod ● •Semi-Detached GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Part-Furnished Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge Dining room, Conservatory ● •Double Glazing Utility, kitchen, ● •Central Heatingen-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Driveway • Drive, twin garages ● Gardens

Bedrooms detached, 4 beds •2Mod • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily Terrace • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge • Dining room, Conservatory Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● •Unfurnished • Bathroom, f & r gdns. • Drive, twin garages ● Yard

£525 pcm £245,000

£325,000

£285,000

£199,000

£500 pcm £245,000

£400 pcm £210,000

Towers Road, L16 ABINGDON GROVE

Lynmouth L17 ABINGDONRoad, GROVE

Bedrooms • Three Mod detached, 4 beds ● Semi Detached • GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● Unfurnished • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Conservatory • Dining room, Conservatory ● Double Glazed • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● Central Heated • Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● Gardens Drive, twin garages ●• Driveway

Bedrooms •3Mod detached, 4 beds ● •Semi-Detached GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Part-Furnished Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge Conservatory Dining room, Glazing ● •Double • Utility, kitchen, ● Central Heatingen-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Gardens • Drive, twin garages ● Driveway

Bedrooms •4Mod detached, 4 beds ● •Semi-Detached GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Part Hall, Furnished Cloaks, Study, Lounge Conservatory Dining room, Glazing ● •Double • Utility, ● Centralkitchen, Heatingen-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Driveway • Drive, twin garages ● Gardens

pcm £595 £165,000

£3 pcm £235,000

£950 pcm £169,000

ABINGDON GROVE

Bedrooms detached, 4 beds •3Mod ● •Semi-detached GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Furnished Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge Dining room, Conservatory ● •Central Heating Utility, kitchen, ● •Double Glazingen-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Driveway • Drive, twin garages ● Gardens ●

Arundle Avenue, L17 ABINGDON GROVE

Markfield Crescent, ABINGDON GROVE L25

Woodholme Court, L25 ABINGDON GROVE

Bedrooms •4Mod detached, 4 beds GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Terrace • Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● Flexi Furnishings • Dining room, Conservatory ● Double Glazing • Utility, kitchen, en-suite ● •Central Heating Bathroom, f & r gdns. Drive, twin garages ● •Yard

bedrooms • 2Mod detached, 4 beds ●• Bungalow GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ●• Unfurnished Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge Conservatory Dining room, Heating ●• Central • Utility, kitchen, ● Double Glazingen-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ●• Gardens • Drive, twin garages ● Parking

Bedrooms •2Mod detached, 4 beds ● •Apartment GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •2nd Hall,Floor Cloaks, Study, Lounge ● •Unfurnished Dining room, Conservatory Utility, kitchen, ● •Double Glazingen-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Central Heating Drive, twin garages ● •Parking

pcm £795 £300,000

£550 pcm £350,000

pcm £575 £250,000

Beechurst ABINGDONClose, GROVEL25

Bedrooms •4Mod detached, 4 beds •Semi-Detached GCH. D/G, Open porch,Utily ● •Unfurnished Hall, Cloaks, Study, Lounge Conservatory Dining room, Heating ● •Central • Utility, kitchen, ● Double Glazingen-suite Bathroom, f & r gdns. ● •Gardens • Drive, twin garages ● Parking ●

£850 pcm £169,000

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10 Albert Grove, L15 A VACANT TWO BED MID TERRACE

Guide Price £45,000+

12 Taunton Avenue, St. Helens A VACANT 3 BED SEMI DETACHED PROPERTY

20 Buckingham Road, Tuebrook, L13 A TENANTED 4 BED MID TERRACE

82 Crawford Avenue, L18 A TENANTED MID TERRACE PROPERTY CURRENTLY PRODUCING £12,000 PER ANNUM

Guide Price £100,000+

10 Southdale Road, L15 A VACANT 3 BED MID TERRACE

Guide Price £70,000+

1 Lune Street, Crosby A VACANT DOUBLE FRONTED 3 BED END TERRACE

Guide Price £65,000+

Guide Price £80,000+

Guide Price £115,000+

75 Sunbeam Road, Old Swan, L13 A TENANTED 2 BED MID TERRACE

Guide Price £60–£65,000

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Guide Price £60–£80,000

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Agents’

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across Merseyside

West Kirby, £287,500

Moreton, £117,995

Bebington, £195,000

Upton, £249,950

AFFORDING fantastic views, this end-terrace offers tastefully refurbished living space. Inside there is a hall with porcelain tiled flooring and a guest suite, which has a bedroom area with French doors; a walk-in store and an en-suite bathroom. The first floor has a good-sized lounge with solid timber flooring and patio doors to a balcony, as well as a stylish dining kitchen. To the second floor there is a sun room and door to a roof terrace. There are also three bedrooms and a shower room. ● Bradshaw Farnham & Lea, 0151 625 8844

FOR sale with no ongoing chain, this extended three bedroom house has potential for some improvement. Inside comprises a hall, a good sized lounge with a feature fireplace, a dining room, a utility room and a fitted kitchen. The first floor has a landing, three bedrooms and a family bathroom featuring a panelled bath with electric shower over. Externally, there are wrought-iron gates leading to a driveway at the front. To the rear, there is an enclosed garden with lawn, a patio area and established borders. ● Karl Tatler, 0151 678 4300

AN IDEAL family home, this extended, three double bedroom house benefits from gas central heating and double glazing as well as no ongoing chain. The ground floor comprises an open porch, an entrance hall, a wc, front lounge with a feature timber fireplace, a rear lounge and a morning room with a decorative cast iron fireplace. There is also a utility area and a fully fitted kitchen. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms plus a bathroom and separate wc. Outside there is a garage, off-road parking and gardens to the front and rear. ● Whitegates, 0151 645 6924

HAVING no ongoing chain, this tastefully extended, 18th century coach house blends modern fixtures, fittings and decor with original character. Inside, there is a porch, an entrance hall, a lounge with French doors to a courtyard, a cosy sitting room and a stunning kitchen/diner. The first floor has a bathroom and three well-proportioned bedrooms, the master having exposed ceiling beams. Outside, there is a driveway, a double garage, front gardens and a side courtyard. ● Bradshaw Farnham & Lea, 0151 678 9760

Crosby, £295,000

Blundellsands, £370,000

Formby, £315,000

Ormskirk, £179,995

WITHIN walking distance of Crosby village, this end-terraced property offers considerable charm and character. Inside, there are two reception rooms, an extended L-shaped fitted dining kitchen and a downstairs shower room. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. A further double bedroom is located on the second floor. Externally, there is a good sized rear lawned garden and a driveway providing off-road parking to the front. The property is security alarmed and has gas central heating. This property is well worth an early inspection to fully appreciate all that it has to offer. ● Berkeley Shaw, 0151 924 6000

THIS attractive, character, Edwardian, semi-detached property is situated in a popular residential area. Inside, there is a porch with original tiled floor, two reception rooms, the first having a feature open fire and the second also having a decorative fireplace. Both have parquet flooring. There is also a study, a cloakroom/wc and a fitted kitchen. The cellar is currently a gym/ playroom. On the first floor, there is a bathroom, a shower room and three bedrooms with the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room. There are three additional bedrooms on the second floor. Externally, there are lawned gardens. ● Entwistle Green, 0151 924 2278

WELL-presented, this four bedroom home is situated in a popular area within easy reach of local amenities. Inside there is a hall, a good sized lounge which has a feature fireplace and an opening to a sitting room with a sliding door to the rear. The kitchen/dining room has a good range of units and appliances. Upstairs there is a landing, a family bathroom and four well-proportioned bedrooms, with the master bedroom boasting an en-suite shower room. Externally, there is a block-paved driveway for off-road parking and a rear garden with lawn and paved patio. The property is well worth an early inspection. ● Reeds Rains, 01704 878 545

AN ideal family home, this three bedroom house is available with vacant possession. Inside comprises a porch, an entrance hallway with laminate flooring and a living room with patio doors leading to an Edwardian-style conservatory. The breakfast kitchen has a good range of units and matching work surfaces and completes the ground floor. Upstairs, a landing with built-in storage leads to a family bathroom, three well-proportioned bedrooms and a walk-in wardrobe. Externally there is a driveway offering ample off-road parking, a detached garage and delightful gardens. The property is ideally located for all local amenities including transport links. ● Farrell Heyworth, 01695 570 075


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Estate Agents

SHERWOOD ROW, HALEWOOD £475 pcm (deposit £575.00)

Three bedroom end town house, gas ch and dg, recently refurbished throughout. Gardens and off-road parking, unfurnished. Whitegates, 30A Allerton Road, Woolton Village, Liverpool – 0151 428 1357

Property Wanted

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Accommodation To Let L4 & L6 Rooms in lux shared house would suit mature person from £55pw all incl. No DSS. 07803 082999/ 260 7980 NR CITY CENTRE 2 bed apt, f/f, no DSS, dep req’d, £500 pcm. Tel: 07793 369 907 or 07878 945016 LITHERLAND & ANFIELD 2 & 3 bed terraced houses. Dss ok, no deposit req’d with g’tor 0151 928 9280 TUEBROOK 2 bed house, DG, GCH, alarmed, unfurnished, no DSS, dep & refs req, £400 pcm. 07717 314543. L15, LANGDALE RD superior 1 bed unfurn flat for working prof only. £390pcm plus bills £200 approx 0151 727 3153 CONWAY ST L5 semi furn 2 bed apt, priv pkg, gated, 9th floor, £500pcm. 0151 932 9655 or 07883 081715. NEW FERRY Newchester Rd, 1 bed apt, CH, DG, PP, DSS ok. Small dep rqd £100pww 07740 148807 L9 2 bed flat, fully refurbed, large garden, DSS ok, £450pcm, dep req. 07846 728821.

BOOTLE Quality 3 bed house. DSS excepted. 0151 929 3988/ 07712 790 370 TUEBROOK L6, 2 bed plus attic room, dg, gch, £98 pw. G’tor reqd. 07990 946072 BOOTLE 1 & 2 bed flats. DSS ok with guarantor, NO deposit required 0151 928 9280 WAVERTREE 2 bed hse, gch, dg, £499pcm DSS cons, no dep, g’tor req’d 07771 758328 LITHERLAND Three−bed semi with large garden. £550 pcm. Tel. 07794 423 241. L6 August Rd 3 bed furn hse £430pcm suit 3 people sharing. No DSS. 0151 263 1774 L8 RITSON ST 2 bed house, DSS ok small dep rqd. £110pw. 0778 238 2554

I WILL BUY YOUR HOUSE Local, friendly service. Call Chris: 08000 811 813 (24hrs)

T R Y U S F I R S T We buy property/ land. 07976 693731 FAST CASH FOR PROPERTY 0151 428 1800

Caravan Parks / Mobile Homes

CARAVAN CLEARANCE SALE On Premier North Wales Park, opposite beach with 2 indoor pools, cabaret clubs & new half million pound development.

CALL SUE 07733 320392

Accommodation To Let L36 BELTON RD 2 bed semi, quiet close, £475 pcm £475 dep req’d. 07782 142756. WAVERTREE 2 bed fl, parking £430pcm. 07793 630090. SKIPTON RD L4 3 bed hse £100pw 0151 734 1112

KIRKDALE nr station 1 bed flat s/c gch, £70pw. £300 dep. No DSS. 07890 373305

Accommodation To Let

L6 TUEBROOK Alton Rd 1 bed apt, DSS ok, £95pw. Small dep rqd. Call 0778 238 2554

LUXURY WATERSIDE APARTMENTS MARINERS WHARF.

OLD SWAN 2 bed house, DG, CH, £110 pw. Tel: 07841 164778.

L33 Refurbd 2 bd u/f hse grdns off Simonswood Ln £500pcm Dep/refs reqd 07919 955777

L13 KREMLIN DR s/c 1 bed, own kitch, bath, CH, unfurn, DSS ok. 0151 924 4254.

2 bed apt unfurn\.\ £450pcm 1 bed apt unfurn\.\ £450pcm Lovely apts, riverside/marina views. Parking & landscaped gardens. Popular bar & restaurant,

WALTON, BRECK ROAD 4 bed house, GCH DG, excellent order. 07850 912394

Contact Laura: 0161 434 5225 or Mike: 07775 697796 www.wrenproperties.co.uk

CROSBY 2 bed house, ch, dg, £550 pcm. Tel. 07811 949703.

WALTON & AINTREE OVER 55’S ONLY 1 Bed Flats to let New build, C/heating Lift, Intercom Elec Gates, Gardens £99pw Tel: 0151 428 0226

R O B Y quiet area nr M62. Room with TV in modern house, use of all facilities, tranquil gardens, indoor heated pool, suit non smoking prof on the move, £70 pw, bills incl. 0151 480 4589. EDGE LANE 1 bed flat £70pw No DSS. 0151 724 3755.

SMITHDOWN RD City end, studio flat, intercom, GCH, new decoration, kitchen appliances, new carpets, blinds, £260pcm, no DSS. 07837 416382. WATERLOO, BOOTLE, SEAFORTH & ANFIELD Furn rms & studios fm £65pw. All bills inc bband. No Dep. No DSS. Over 25. 0151 928 9280

L20 cosy rooms available, own TV, microwave, fridge, some en suite, £70/85pw, all bills paid. 07940 953280. L8 DINGLE 2 bed house, dg, gch, newly refurbished; £475 pcm 07521 465414 or 07725 122322. LITHERLAND Hinton St, 3 bed house, new decor & carpets, GCH, DG, £95 pw, £200 dep + 1 mth. 07980 719780. CITY CENTRE 2 bed spacious Apt, f/f, top floor, floor to ceiling windows. £600 pcm. 07516 640 954

ORRELL PK Nr Station 3 bed terrace fitted kit GCH £600pcm No DSS 07957 636549

CROSBY fully furnished bedsit, own kitchen. 40+ £55pw No DSS. 0151 281 1422 FLATS & HOUSES throughout Liverpool NO DEP. DSS welcome. 0151 521 2374 L13 Sark Rd. Fully mod, 3 bed, gch/dg, new kit/bath, £550 pcm, no DSS. 07877 754021. STAINBURN AVE L11. 3 bed, conservatory, Lg gdns, off rd pkg. DSS con. 07851 227796 L 1 1 Carr Lane 3 bed hse £110pw No DSS 07803 082999/ 260 7980

2 BED HOUSE Bootle, ref’s/ dep’s req’d, 07930 118835. 2 BED HOUSE Anfield over 25’s. DG. Tel: 07977 913 499. WALTON 5 Bed house, DHSS ok. £650. 0151 356 7551 BOLD ST L1 2 bed apt, f/f, £625 pcm. 07738 741005. L15 Bedsit. Bills paid, 30+, no DSS, £55 pw. 07963 074763 ARKLES RD L4 3 bed hse ch, £450pcm 0151 734 1112 L15 2 Bed house, DHSS ok. £500. 0151 356 7551 L I L L Y R D L7 1 bed flat. £75pw. 0151 734 1112 L20 2 bed house, DHSS ok. £450. 0151 356 7551 L 4 2 bed house, DHSS ok. £450. 0151 356 7551 L13 & L6 Houses to let. No Dep, dg & gch 07985 331008 L12 2 Bed Apt. gch, dg. 0151 521 2374 CLAREMONT RDL21 1 bd flt refurb £75pw 0151 734 1112 SEAVIEW RD L20. 2 bed, DG, GCH. DSS con. 07851 227796

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New by SUE KELBRICK

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HOMES

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NE of the North West’s leading housebuilders is offering to reward customers for their loyalty by giving them thousands of pounds off their new home when they come back to buy for a second or third time. Barratt Manchester is finding an increasing number of buyers returning to purchase homes from the company when the time comes to move – for example, when people with growing families need more space or older couples look to down-size after the children leave home. “Brand loyalty is something usually associated with cars, newspapers and football clubs,” said Jason Newton, sales director at Barratt Manchester. “But we have customers who return to buy from us a second, third or even fourth time when they need to move on. Our buyers tell us they like the style and quality of our new homes, which is very pleasing.” Barratt Manchester is offering every customer a Future Purchase Discount certificate, which entitles them to a discount on subsequent homes bought from the company of £500 for every £25,000 (or part thereof) of the price. So on a new home priced at £151,000, return buyers would

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Loyalty pays

receive a £3,500 discount. Homes currently available from Barratt Manchester include a wide range at both Scholars’ Gate and at the brand new development, Chandlers’ Walk. Situated within a well-established residential area off Twickenham Drive in Bidston, Wirral, Scholars’ Gate is surrounded by shops,

leisure facilities and schools. Bidston train station is less than half a mile away, enabling quick and easy access to Liverpool city centre, making this development ideal for commuters looking for a stylish alternative to city centre apartment living. Coming soon to Bromborough, Wirral is Barratt Manchester’s

newest development, Chandlers’ Walk. Showcasing a stunning range of three and four bedroom homes, Chandlers’ Walk offers a fantastic opportunity for first time buyers. ● For more details on Scholars’ Gate call Nikki on 07707 207 002. For Chandlers’ Walk, call Barratt’s main sales team on 0844 811 7799 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk.

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Whatever you save, we’ll match it. With our Miller Deposit Match, whatever you save for your new home deposit, we’ll match it*. Making it even easier for you to get on the property ladder.

Bridgewater Park, Netherley, L27 7AE • The Kitchener: 3 bedroom home just £125,950 • Carpets and turf to rear garden included at no extra cost Open Thursday to Monday, 10.30am to 5.30pm

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www.millerhomes.co.uk/nationaldepositmatch *Miller Homes will pay up to 5% of the purchase price of the selected plot, to match the customer’s deposit, as agreed at point of reservation.To be eligible for the Deposit Match the customer must be able to prove at point of settlement that they are in possession of the agreed deposit amount. Customer must pay the standard reservation charge on their selected plot. Deposit Match value will be deducted from total sale price on legal completion. Deposit Match available on selected plots only, and is subject to Miller Homes’ standard terms and conditions.This is a limited offer and may be withdrawn without notice. Price and availability correct at time of going to print. Photograpy represents a typical Miller Homes’ exterior and interior.


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Guide

Child’s play

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AVID Wilson Homes North West has recently been teaching Liverpool children all about building site safety, when it welcomed pupils from St John’s Primary School to officially launch its new St John’s Place development in Kirkdale. During their visit, the children were given a tour of St John’s Place, where they received an informative talk on how to stay safe around construction areas, in addition to viewing a show home at first-build stage and learning about the building process. Steve Jackson, sales director at David Wilson Homes North West, commented: “At David Wilson Homes North West, safety is always regarded as our number one priority, both for our employees and the wider

by SUE KELBRICK community surrounding our sites. “As we have just launched a new development in the area, we wanted to raise awareness of the dangers building sites can harbour among those close by, particularly local children.” He added: “We have really enjoyed working with St John’s Primary School, and are pleased to say the talk was very well received among the pupils. “The visit provided a fantastic opportunity to encourage the children to get involved with what’s going on in their area. We hope that this marks the beginning of a longstanding relationship with St John’s Primary School, and we look forward to inviting them back in the near future.” Furthermore, the pupils,

who chose the name St John’s Place, were also invited to unveil the signage for the development, which they had designed themselves. Denise Maudsley, head teacher at St John’s Primary School, said: “All the children really enjoyed the site visit, particularly seeing their designs in situ and learning how a house is built. “We would like to thank David Wilson Homes for inviting us along and providing the children with such interesting projects to work on..” St John’s Place is set to launch in early 2011 and will comprise a collection of two and three bedroom homes. ● To register your interest in St John’s Place contact the sales hotline on 0844 8113366, or for general information visit www.dwh.co.uk.

SAFETY FIRST: Children from St John's Primary visit St John’s Place

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Typical interiors at Priory Gate, Aughton, near Ormskirk

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ULTI-AWARD winning regional developer Jones Homes (Fylde) is proud to report excellent visitor levels and sales at its fantastic development Priory Gate in Aughton, near Ormskirk. With over 45 years’ experience Jones Homes (Fylde) has built-up a reputation for constructing quality homes in the best locations and this prestigious development of two and three bedroom apartments is no exception. All of the spacious apartments are finished to the highest quality. The contemporary feel of the fitted

kitchens and beautifully finished bathrooms will make your new home a home to be proud of, and with breathtaking views across the countryside, the development’s rural location feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool or Manchester but with the local train station a mere five minute walk from the development and with excellent links to the motorway, Priory Gate has it all. Residents, Mr and Mrs Dixon made their move to Priory Gate in December 2009, they saw the development progress with interest and decided releasing

some equity from their own four bedroom detached home was an excellent idea and have not looked back since. The benefits of living in a maintenance free environment, where the gardens are all cared for, everything is brand new and there are endless views over the countryside was a fantastic opportunity. Their old neighbours and lifelong friends, Mr and Mrs Carlton visited their new home and were overwhelmed by everything that Priory Gate has to offer. They were so pleased that they

decided to ‘test the water’ and put their own property on the market, within days it had sold and they had to move fast. Demand has been high at this lovely development but the sales negotiator managed to secure them their dream home. As demand is proving to be so high for these exceptional apartments Jones Homes (Fylde) has commenced work on the second phase of this development with several reservations being taken already. Open to visitors seven days a week from 11am to 5.30pm, call Priory Gate on 01695 581358.

THE FACTS DEVELOPMENT: Priory Gate LOCATION: Aughton, near Ormskirk DEVELOPER: Jones Homes (Fylde) HOUSE TYPES: Apartments CONTACT DETAILS: 01695 581358 WEBSITE: www.jones-homes.co.uk

NEW PHASE SELLING FAST! AUGHTON PARK DRIVE, AUGHTON

Nr Ormskirk Find us at L39 5QE

2 bedroom apartments from £260,000

3 bedroom apartments from LD OUT SO£344,950 NEW PHASE NOW RELEASED

Ask about ‘Easymove’ We can help to sell your existing property so you achieve its full value!

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7 days a week, 11am–5.30pm Prices correct at time of going to press.

01695 581358


ECHO Big Property Guide January 8th 2011  

Weekly Liverpool ECHO guide to homes for sale in Liverpool.

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