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Phoenix Property Magazine April 2012

Inside this issue…

Spotlight on: Walpoles & West Walton. Legal Advice: Divorce/separation, know your rights. Insurance Advice: Holiday Season. Legal advice: Lasting power of attorney– don’t wait. Lettings: Take advantage of private rented growth. The Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge – update. Rightmove: New TV app PLUS: Full property listings. Front cover photo: Broadgate, Gedney

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LOCAL AREA INFORMATION: Walpoles & West Walton By Tonia Humberstone, Phoenix Estate Agents

Walpole St Andrew & Walpole St Peter Walpole is a civil parish in the county of Norfolk covering an area of 19.27 km2 (7.44 sq mi), including the villages of Walpole St. Peter and Walpole St. Andrew. Having a population of 1,707 in 654 households as of the 2001 census and falling within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. Walpole St Peter & Walpole St Andrew are rural villages and situated between Wisbech, Kings Lynn & Sutton Bridge and are popular with commuters wanting the rural village life but good access to the A17 & A47 roads. The Norfolk Green bus service number 63 goes from Kings Lynn to Wisbech via the Walpoles approx every 2 hours Monday to Saturdays. Walpole St Peter has a Primary School and in 2011 had approx 156 pupils. There is a small convenience store called Lion Services. A particular feature is St Peter's Church, the Grade 1 listed parish church located in Walpole St Peter. Known as "the Cathedral of the Fens", the largely Perpendicular building is often regarded as one of England's finest parish churches. Due to its proximity to St Peter's, St Andrew's Church was declared redundant and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. St Peter's was used as the parish church of the fictional village of Fenchurch St Paul in the celebrated 1970s production of Dorothy L Sayer's novel The Nine Tailors, starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey. West Walton The village and parish of West Walton is located in the western part of the county of Norfolk. The western flank of the parish is also the county border between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and is also the course of the River Nene. On the southern flank is the parish of Walsoken. To the north is Walpole and to the east is Marshland St James. The name West Walton is thought to derive from the Old English meaning of the settlement by the wall which refers to the village's proximity to a Roman sea wall or defence. The parish of West Walton, in the 2001 census, has a population of 1659. Saint Mary's dates from the 13th century built about 1240 and is unusual in that the church's Campanile, or Bell tower is detached some 60 feet from the main building of the church. The tower is supported at its base by four open arches. At each corner stands a buttress which climb to the pinnacles with gabled niches in the first, second and third storey. The tower is topped with delicately carved parapet walls. The west doorway to the church is flanked on either side by massive buttresses, a result of remedial works carried out here after the foundations failed not long after the church was built. The south porch is arched with arcaded buttress on each side. The nave is arcaded with six bays on each side. The arches are supported on pillars which are encircled by detached shafts crowned with capitals of stone carved foliage. The hammer beamed roof dates from the 15th century and is supported by 24 carved angels holding shields. The bell tower, and the church itself, have been separately designated by English Heritage as Grade I listed buildings. The bell tower is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The Norfolk Green bus number 46 passes through from Kings Lynn to Wisbech.


MAIN ROAD, FRIDAY BRIDGE £60,000

LONDON ROAD, LONG SUTTON £75,000

Building Plot on the outskirts of the popular village of Friday Bridge. Full planning permission for a 3 bed detached house, Plot measures approx. 37ft/11.2m frontage x 59ft/17.9m depth (sts). Field views front & rear. No upward chain.

Victorian 2 bedroom end terraced house situated convenient for bus stops & Spar convenience store benefiting from lounge/diner, downstairs bathroom, enclosed courtyard garden, gas central heating & no upward chain – view now!

TAVERNERS MEWS, LONG SUTTON £65,000 Modern (2006) 2 Bedroom terraced house available on a 50% shared ownership scheme, situated convenient for town centre amenities benefiting from kitchen/diner, downstairs cloakroom, upvc double glazing, gas central heating, allocated parking space, enclosed rear garden & no upward chain.

CROSBY ROW, SUTTON BRIDGE £75,000 ATTENTION BUY TO LET INVESTORS PROPERTY WITH TENANT IN PLACE! 3 bedroom terraced house, modern kitchen & bathroom, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, low maintenance patio garden, brick workshop/shed & no upward chain.

NEW ROAD, SUTTON BRIDGE £80,000 Building plot. Approx 0.5 acre site, outline planning permission for a single storey dwelling. Popular residential location, field view to one side, mature trees on site. Golf course nearby.

QUEEN STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE £80,000 WITHINGTON STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE FIXED PRICE £75,000 Recently updated 2-3 bedroom terraced house benefiting from refitted kitchen & downstairs bathroom, utility room, gas central heating with refitted boiler, upvc double glazing, & enclosed low maintenance rear garden. Viewing advised!

Victorian terraced house requiring some further cosmetic updating, 2 double bedrooms, lounge/diner, rear lobby/utility, refitted white bathroom suite, gas central heating, part UPVC double glazing, off road parking, enclosed south facing patio garden with 2 outbuildings & no upward chain.

WITHINGTON STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE £84,995 WITHINGTON STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE £79,995 ATTENTION BUY TO LET INVESTORS PROPERTY WITH TENANT IN PLACE! Recently refurbished 2 bedroom terraced house, UPVC conservatory, refitted kitchen & bathroom, lounge/ diner, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating & enclosed rear garden.

Recently updated 2-3 bedroom terraced house benefiting from refitted kitchen & downstairs bathroom, utility room, gas central heating with refitted boiler, upvc double glazing, & enclosed low maintenance rear garden. Viewing advised!


Individual conversion development of 12 properties with allocated off road parking situated in convenient walking distance of local amenities and bus stops. PLOT 1: £69,950 1 bedroom end terraced coach house (approx 54.1 sqm) Open plan lounge/diner and kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, upstairs en-suite bathroom to the bedroom & 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 2: £72,500 1 bedroom terraced coach house (approx 59.3 sqm) Open plan lounge/diner and kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, upstairs en-suite bathroom to the bedroom & 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 3: £77,500 2 bedroom terraced coach house (approx 78.8 sqm) Open plan lounge and kitchen plus downstairs bathroom & 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 4: £79,950 2 bedroom ground floor apartment (approx 45.7 sqm) Double aspect open plan lounge & kitchen, private garden & 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 5: £67,500 2 bedroom ground floor apartment Open plan lounge & kitchen plus 2 allocated parking spaces.

(approx 40.8 sqm)

PLOT 6: £75,000 2 bedroom ground floor apartment (approx 56.0 sqm) Double aspect lounge and separate kitchen plus 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 7: £59,995 1 bedroom ground floor bedsit apartment (approx 34.4 sqm) Open plan lounge and kitchen plus en-suite shower room to the bedroom & 1 allocated parking space. PLOT 8: £ 86,950 2 bedroom ground floor apartment (approx 65.8 sqm) Double aspect open plan lounge and kitchen plus 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 9: £86,950 2 bedroom ground floor apartment (approx 64.3 sqm) Open plan lounge and kitchen, en-suite shower room to master bedroom plus further bathroom. 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 10: £67,500 2 bedroom first floor apartment Open plan lounge and kitchen. 2 allocated parking spaces.

(approx 42.0 sqm)

PLOT 11: £69,950 2 bedroom first floor apartment (approx 43.1 sqm) Double aspect open plan lounge and kitchen. 2 allocated parking spaces. PLOT 12: £69,950 2 bedroom first floor apartment Open plan lounge and kitchen. 2 allocated parking spaces.

(approx 49.3 sqm)

SPECIFICATION: - Kitchens: Fitted units plus oven, hob with extractor, space for fridge/freezer, space/plumbing for washing machine. - Bathroom/Cloakroom/En-Suite: Fitted with white suite. - Double glazing & Gas central heating - Carpets/floor coverings included. *All information subject change.

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CUSTOM HOUSE STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE £85,0000

GAULTREE SQUARE, EMNETH £95,000

Victorian 2-3 Bedroom mid terraced house benefiting from 2 reception rooms, ground floor refitted shower room, upvc double glazing, gas central heating with refitted boiler, enclosed rear garden & off road parking. View now!

2 Bedroom semi detached house situated in a popular village requiring further updating and benefiting from 2 reception rooms, conservatory, upvc double glazing, enclosed rear garden with part field view & no upward chain. View now!

QUEEN STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE £89,950 Terraced house benefiting from 2 double bedrooms, modern upstairs bathroom, modern kitchen with sun room, lounge/diner, upvc double glazing, gas central heating & enclosed low maintenance rear garden with summer house & off road parking. Viewing a must to appreciate presentation!

ST MARKS ROAD, HOLBEACH ST MARKS OFFERS OVER £90,000 Modern 3 bedroom semi detached house in a rural village location benefiting from kitchen/diner, oversized integral single garage, off road parking, enclosed rear garden, upvc double glazed windows, solid fuel central heating & no upward chain. Viewing advised!

LIME STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE £96,000 FIXED PRICE ATTENTION BUY TO LET INVESTORS PROPERTY WITH TENANT IN PLACE! Refurbished 2 bedroom period end terraced house, 2 reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen & bathroom, enclosed rear garden, allocated parking space, upvc double glazing, gas central heating & no upward chain.

WEST PARADE, WISBECH £102,500 3 Bedroom end-terraced house situated close to the town centre, 2 reception rooms, downstairs shower room, majority double glazing & gas central heating, off road parking, rear garden & no upward chain.

BRUCE CLOSE, WISBECH £109,950 New build 2 bedroom terraced house situated in a small development of 9 houses benefiting from lounge/diner, downstairs cloakroom, upvc double glazing, gas central heating, low maintenance enclosed rear garden, allocated off road parking space & no upward chain. View now!

BRUCE CLOSE, WISBECH £109,950 New build 2 bedroom terraced house situated in a small development of 9 houses benefiting from lounge/diner, downstairs cloakroom, upvc double glazing, gas central heating, low maintenance enclosed rear garden, allocated off road parking space & no upward chain. View now!

LONDON ROAD, LONG SUTTON £109,950 2 Bedroom semi detached house conveniently situated for local amenities, kitchen/diner, utility, cloakroom, re-fitted bathroom, off road parking potential, enclosed rear garden with workshop, UPVC double glazing & gas central heating. Viewing advised!


Letting advice: Taking advantage of private rented sector growth By Rob Smy, MARLA, director of Fenland Estates

Recent commentary has predicted that by 2016, 20% of households will be living in private rented accommodation. With buy to let mortgage lending becoming more accessible, continued caution surrounding Stock market linked products and the derisory interests rates available on deposit, more people are looking to invest in this growth market. Purchasing property for rental is an attractive alternative but many potential new investors are worried by scare stories of damage to property and ‘tenants from Hell’. The reality is, of course far from this and while bad tenants do indeed exist, careful planning can ensure landlords avoid most of the pitfalls. Things you will need to consider include: What is the best type of property in which to invest? What returns can I expect? How do I find the right tenants? How do legal tenancies work? What are my legal responsibilities as a landlord? Do I manage the tenancy myself or employ the services of an agent?

If you are thinking of investing in the rental sector you are advised to seek independent advice first. As an independent, specialist licensed lettings agency, Fenland Estates can offer unbiased advice on how to invest in rental property. With offices in both Wisbech and Long Sutton they cover the whole of North Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. Specialist buy to let mortgage advice is also available from locally based Top House Mortgages who can be contacted via Fenland Estates or directly on 01945 773945

Anyone wanting to have a no obligation discussion on any aspect of letting with a qualified adviser should contact Fenland Estates on 01945 466642 or 01406 363006


PRINCES STREET, SUTTON BRIDGE £109,995

LITTLE LONDON, LONG SUTTON OIEO £114,000

ISLE ROAD, OUTWELL £124,995

1920’s 3 Bedroom semi detached house, lounge/diner, downstairs bathroom, generous enclosed rear garden with off road parking & outbuildings include utility, store & coal store, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating with refitted boiler.

Semi detached house convenient to leisure centre & secondary school benefiting from 2 double bedrooms, lounge/diner, kitchen with separate utility/garden room, upvc double glazed windows, gas central heating, feature enclosed rear garden, garage & off road parking. View now!

3 Bedroom detached cottage in a popular village, 2 reception rooms, majority double glazing, oil central heating, extensive off road parking, enclosed paved/hard landscaped garden with pond feature, outbuildings include workshop/garage, 2 dog runs, cat runs & shed. No upward chain. View now!

NENE MEADOWS, SUTTON BRIDGE £124,950

BRIDGE ROAD, SUTTON BRIDGE OIEO £125,000

BRIDGE ROAD, SUTTON BRIDGE £112,000 Modern 3 Bedroom semi detached house conveniently located for local amenities. UPVC double glazing, Electric night storage heating, Off road parking, Kitchen/Diner & Enclosed south facing low maintenance patio garden. No Upward Chain.

BRUCE CLOSE, WISBECH £112,500 New build 2 bedroom end terraced house situated in a small development of 9 houses benefiting from lounge/diner, downstairs cloakroom, upvc double glazing, gas central heating, low maintenance enclosed rear garden, allocated off road parking space & no upward chain. View now!

Modern 3 Bedroom semi detached house in a cul de sac location, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/diner, downstairs cloakroom, upstairs bathroom, upvc double glazing, gas central heating with refitted boiler 2011, garage with attached workshop, off road parking, enclosed rear garden & no upward chain.

Modernised 3 storey terraced house benefiting from 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen/breakfast room, utility, ground floor cloakroom, first floor bathroom, low maintenance rear garden offering off road parking, upvc double glazing, gas central heating & no upward chain.

BRIDGE ROAD, LONG SUTTON £124,950

STANLEY DRIVE, SUTTON BRIDGE OIEO £125,000

Edwardian 3 bedroom semi detached house convenient for bus stop benefiting from lounge/diner, refitted downstairs bathroom, gas central heating, UPVC double glazing, approx 180ft long enclosed rear garden (sts) & no upward chain. Internal viewing essential to appreciate fully.

Modern 3 bedroom semi detached house in a sought after location, over 100ft long rear garden, downstairs cloakroom, refitted bathroom, kitchen/diner, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, garage & driveway. View now!


Legal Advice: Divorce & Separation Get advice – know your rights. By Jo Wheatley-Johnson, Fosters Law If you are seriously considering getting a divorce, it is important to consult with a specialist family solicitor as early as possible. This does not mean that any divorce is certain, it is just better to understand your legal position from the outset. The solicitor’s advice will cover such considerations as rights over family assets, including personal possessions and property, arrangements for the children and the financial implications for you and your family. Their involvement, and the administration of the divorce process itself, will be largely determined you and your partner’s ability to reach agreement on these matters. If you find difficulty in agreeing on these or other matters, mediation can save you time and money. A mediator is an independent person who will work with both of you to reach an agreement. They won’t take sides and will keep your discussions confidential. Once you know your rights, you need to understand the divorce procedure. When getting divorced, you need to prove to the Court the reason or reasons why you want the marriage to end. There is strictly only one ground for divorce, which is that the marriage has irretrievably broken down, this must be based on one of five facts: 1. separation for two years with the other party consenting to the divorce; 2. separation over five years where consent is not required; 3. adultery by the other party; 4. unreasonable behaviour; 5. desertion. These must be proved by the person seeking the divorce. It will speed things up if your spouse agrees with the reasons that you want to use. With the facts established, you or your spouse will need to make a formal divorce application to court, this is called the ‘divorce petition’. Once the other party (the one that didn’t initially file) has informed the court that they agree to the divorce, you can apply for a ‘decree nisi’, this is a document that says the court sees no reason why you can’t divorce. Having obtained this, you look to get a ‘decree absolute’. The ‘decree absolute’ is the document that legally ends your marriage. Once you have it, you are officially divorced. If you started the divorce, you can apply for a ‘decree absolute’ six weeks after the court issues the decree nisi. If your spouse started the divorce, you can apply for a ‘decree absolute’ after an additional three months. It is not possible to petition for divorce during the first year of marriage. This does not, however, prevent you applying for an annulment or judicial separation action. The Court fees are currently £300 for the issue of the Petition and £40 to apply for the Decree Absolute. There is a small fee to swear an affidavit during the proceedings, this will usually be £7 (or possibly a little more if there are more exhibits attached to the affidavit). The fee is payable by you if you ask another solicitor to swear the affidavit – the rule bring that a firm other than that which is acting for you must swear the documents. Alternatively it is free to swear the affidavit at the court through which the divorce proceedings have been issued. When you need to gain legal advice on family matters, we understand that the circumstances can often be highly emotive and stressful. Consequently, at FostersLaw we have a sympathetic and understanding approach towards helping you. For more information contact Jo Wheatley Johnson at our Long Sutton office: Fosters Law, 14 Market Street, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire. email jwj@fosters-law.co.uk or call 01406 455014.


WRIGHTS LANE, SUTTON BRIDGE £126,000

MAIN ROAD, GEDNEY DROVE END £132,250

CHURCH DROVE, OUTWELL £139,995

Residential development opportunity. Popular residential location with field view. Approx 0.5 acre site with full planning permission to demolish existing buildings & erect 4 dwellings & integral garages. View Now!

Detached bungalow situated in a rural village location, 2 double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, generous enclosed relatively low maintenance rear garden offering extensive off road parking, garage & workshop. UPVC double glazing, LPG central heating. Viewing a must!

3 Bedroom detached house situated convenient for local primary school and village amenities, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, downstairs cloakroom lpg central heating, part upvc double glazing, attached garage, extensive off road parking, enclosed gardens & no upward chain.

LONDON ROAD, LONG SUTTON £129,500 Detached 19th century character cottage benefiting from lounge/diner, sun room, modern kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 2 double bedrooms, refitted shower room, majority upvc double glazing, gas central heating, enclosed garden & off road parking. View now!

WEST STREET, LONG SUTTON OIRO £135,000 Detached circa Edwardian cottage in a town centre location with permitted use as chiropody clinic on the ground floor with reception room, treatment room, kitchen, utility & cloakroom. Plus self contained residential 1 bedroom apartment on the first floor. UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, off road parking, gardens & no upward chain.

Detached bungalow situated in a popular location, 2 double bedrooms, conservatory/utility, majority UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, bathroom with corner bath & separate shower, garage & off road parking, good size rear garden.

BRIDGE ROAD, SUTTON BRIDGE OIEO £137,000

FOLDS LANE, LONG SUTTON OFFERS OVER £150,000

Detached bungalow requiring some further modernisation, 2-3 double bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bath/shower room & separate cloakroom, gas central heating, double glazing, integral garage & extensive off road parking, enclosed rear garden with feature patio & no upward chain.

2 Bedroom detached bungalow situated convenient to town centre facilities in a secluded position with generous south facing rear garden, 2 reception rooms & conservatory, utility, detached garage & off road parking, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating.

STATION ROAD, TYDD GOTE £129,995 3 Bedroom detached bungalow with field views to the rear, re-fitted kitchen & shower room, conservatory, UPVC double glazing, oil central heating, garage & off road parking, enclosed rear garden. No upward chain. Viewing strongly advised.

WRIGHTS LANE, SUTTON BRIDGE £149,995


WRIGHTS LANE, SUTTON BRIDGE £162,950 Refurbished 3 Bedroom detached house, en-suite to master bedroom, downstairs cloakroom, utility, 2 reception rooms, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, garage & driveway, rear garden with field view. Planning permission for 1st floor extension. Internal viewing essential to appreciate fully!

LIME WALK, LONG SUTTON £165,000 Modern extended 4 bedroom detached house on a corner plot, convenient for local amenities, 38ft long lounge/diner, majority UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, enclosed rear garden, garage & driveway.

GEDNEY ROAD, LONG SUTTON £179,950 3 Bedroom 1930s detached house on an overall plot of 0.15 acre (sts), 2 reception rooms, conservatory, refitted kitchen with integral appliances, utility, refitted upstairs bathroom & downstairs shower room, gas central heating with refitted boiler, upvc double glazing, garage, extensive parking & enclosed rear garden with part field views.

DELPH ROAD, LONG SUTTON £174,950 LUTTON GOWTS, LONG SUTTON £164,995 3 Bedroom detached bungalow situated on the outskirts of Long Sutton, 2 reception rooms & conservatory, bathroom, shower room, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, off road parking , feature enclosed garden.

Modernised detached bungalow, 2 double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, modern fitted kitchen & bath/shower room, oversized single garage with office, extensive off road parking, enclosed rear garden, majority upvc double glazing, gas central heating & no upward chain. Viewing essential!

VILLA CLOSE, LUTTON (LONG SUTTON) £165,000

DELPH ROAD, LONG SUTTON £174,950

Modernised detached bungalow in a popular cul de sac with field views to one side, 2 double bedrooms, individual open plan layout, modern refitted kitchen/breakfast room, dining room/study, refitted bathroom, enclosed rear garden, off road parking, upvc double glazing & gas central heating. Viewing essential to appreciate fully!

3 bedroom detached chalet style cottage on the outskirts of Long Sutton. Downstairs 2 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, utility and conservatory. Upstairs bedroom, shower room & reception room. Garage, off road parking & established gardens. Field views to the front. Viewing a must!

MAIN ROAD, TYDD GOTE £184,995 Period detached cottage with layout giving potential to separate into 2 parts. 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, downstairs cloakroom, central heating, separate workshop/garage building & enclosed garden.

ANNE ROAD, SUTTON BRIDGE £185,000 3 Bedroom detached bungalow with field view to the rear, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, bathroom with corner bath & double shower cubicle, cloakroom, conservatory, side and rear garden areas, garage & off road parking. view to appreciate size & layout.


Legal Advice: Lasting powers of Attorney – don’t wait! By Nicola Firth, Ward Gethin Solicitors

It has been said that everyone over 18 should make a Lasting Power of Attorney, or at the very least, give it some thought. As a solicitor, I frequently get calls from elderly couples where, sadly, one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimers and their Doctor has recommended making Lasting Powers of Attorney. Often this is the first time they have heard of them. This article may be the first time you have. However, please do not make the mistake of believing that Lasting Powers are only for the elderly. So what is it? A Lasting Power of Attorney (or LPA) is the legal document by which you can choose whom you would trust to deal with your financial affairs and property on your behalf should you ever become unable to due to physical or mental incapacity. An LPA must be signed while you still have the ability to fully understand it, so it’s never too early to consider making one. People of all ages have accidents that result in coma or suffer from strokes. Generally, banks, insurance companies and utility providers will not talk to anyone other than the person named on the account. An LPA enables your Attorneys to cut though the Data Protection Wall and sort your financial affairs out for you. Many people believe that their Will is enough. However, it is no longer unusual for someone to lose mental capacity and live on for many years. Wills do not come into effect until you have died. Executors appointed under your will have no power to assist you whilst you are still living. Attorneys appointed under an LPA, however, can do just that. An LPA is a powerful document which should not be executed lightly but with serious consideration. For more information you can contact the Office of the Public Guardian. Please be aware, however, they cannot give you legal advice. I strongly recommend you contact a solicitor so that you can be assured that your LPA does what you want it to. Most firms have advisers who specialise in drafting LPAs. I genuinely hope you never need your LPA. But should it ever come to that, I can assure you that your having made one will be the best thing you could have done both for yourself and your family at such a time.

If you would like further advice please contact Nicola Firth at Ward Gethin Solicitors on 01553 660033.


LONGDON CLOSE, SUTTON BRIDGE £189,995 Modern (1997) detached bungalow situated in a popular cul de sac benefiting from 3-4 double bedrooms, en-suite, conservatory, refitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, garage & driveway, south facing enclosed rear garden, wood effect upvc double glazing & gas central heating.

STANLEY DRIVE, SUTTON BRIDGE £189,950 Modern detached bungalow in a popular location benefiting from 4 double bedrooms, en-suite, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, garage & driveway, low maintenance enclosed rear garden, wood effect upvc double glazing, gas central heating & no upward chain. Viewing a must!

CHURCH STREET, GEDNEY DAWSMERE £199,950 3 Bedroom detached former school masters house in a rural village location with field views, overall plot approaching 0.3 acre (stms), character features, 2 reception rooms, majority UPVC double glazed windows, oil central heating, extensive parking, detached barn: workshop & garage.

CHURCHGATE, GEDNEY £199,995

FIRDALE CLOSE, PEAKIRK £220,000

Detached bungalow in a non estate village location with rear field view, 3 double bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, double garage, extensive driveway, UPVC double glazing, oil central heating & enclosed south facing rear garden. No upward chain.

Detached chalet bungalow in a cul-desac location with rear field views, 2-3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden room, UPVC double glazing, oil central heating, garage & driveway, en-suite cloakroom, downstairs cloakroom.

EAU DYKE BANK, TYDD ST GILES OIEO £199,995 4 Bedroom semi detached cottage, edge of village rural location, overall plot of 3/4 acre (sts), feature views, 3 reception rooms, downstairs wetroom, upstairs bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, wash room, double glazing, double garage, workshop & gardens.

WRIGHTS LANE & NEW ROAD, SUTTON BRIDGE £205,000 Residential development opportunity, 2 sites together. Total of 5 plots. Popular residential location with field view. Approx 0.5 acre site with full planning permission to demolish existing buildings & erect 4 dwellings & integral garages. Plus further approx 0.5 acre site with outline planning permission for a single storey dwelling and separate access

CHALK ROAD, WALPOLE ST PETER OIEO £230,000 Modern (2009) 4 Bedroom detached house in a popular village location, ensuite & dressing room to master bedroom, 3 reception rooms, utility room, cloakroom, wood effect upvc double glazing, oil central heating, enclosed rear garden with field view, off road parking.

STATION ROAD, LONG SUTTON OIRO £239,950 Detached house, original part dating back to mid 1800s, part field views, 4 double bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, upstairs bath/shower room, downstairs cloakroom, majority UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, off road parking, side gardens, no upward chain.


The Curlew Centre Sutton Bridge Sutton Bridge’s new community centre‌ The Curlew Centre is Sutton Bridge's new community centre. It opened in December 2011 and already hosts a number of clubs, activities and services. The most recent addition to the centre is the new library which is run by volunteers and opened in March 2012. The town has been waiting a number of years for these facilities since the previous village hall, housing a library, was condemned and had to be demolished. Residents then fundraised to ensure the town could have a new community centre fit for the 21st century. It was felt that as Sutton Bridge was growing in size, a simple hall would no longer be suitable. The new building with its drop-in centre, Police Room, kitchen and bar facilites plus the fantastic Diamond Hall and Jubilee Room, not to mention the library and a Business & Conference facility (coming soon) is much more relevant to residents of our town. The Curlew Centre is in the heart of the town and has ample parking. The 505 bus which runs regularly between Spalding and Kings Lynn also stops directly outside, making the facilities easy to find and simple to reach. A lift inside the building also means that disabled visitors and families with pushchairs can access any room with ease. The Farmer's Room houses drop-in surgeries provided by a number of service providers such as Citizen's Advice, Sills & Betteridge Solicitors and CVS Health Trainers, meaning users can conveniently access advice and assistance in Sutton Bridge without having to travel to other towns. There are plans for more drop-ins and surgeries - information on these will be made available on the website www.thecurlewcentre.co.uk The spacious Diamond Hall or the Jubilee Room with its balcony and panoramic views of the Memorial Park couldn't be better venues for parties, weddings or executive functions. A number of dance classes, Zumba, Craft Club, Sutton Bridge Art Group and various social groups already use The Curlew Centre so if you, your organisation or club want to book a room, it couldn't be easier. Just call our dedicated booking line on 01406 351122 or visit the website and send us a booking form. The Curlew Centre is also home to the Sutton Bridge Parish Council Office. Their number is 01406 350802 if you wish to contact the clerk, or you can drop in during opening hours to pick up additional free green recycling bags. The Library Opening Hours are as follows:Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00 - 14:00 Wednesdays & Fridays 14:00 - 18:00 Saturdays 09:00 - 13:00 The Curlew Centre will be hosting a Wedding Fair on Sunday 29th April 2012 between 11:00 and 15:00. There will also be a Family Fun Day at The Curlew Centre and on the Memorial Park on Saturday 26th May 2012. Weather permitting there will be a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring a World War II Lancaster bomber, plus lots of family activities, a car boot and a display of vintage vehicles. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the library or joining the committee who run the centre, don't hesitate to get in touch. You can also follow The Curlew Centre on Facebook and Twitter - see the links on the website. We look forward to seeing you at Sutton Bridge's premier venue. Website: http://www.thecurlewcentre.co.uk Bookings hotline: 01406 351122!

Email: admin@thecurlewcentre.co.uk


NIGHTINGALE WAY, SUTTON BRIDGE £249,950

CHALK ROAD, WALPOLE ST PETER £279,995

Detached Allison 'Mayfield' design house built 2005 and situated in a sought after location benefiting from 4 double bedrooms, en-suite, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, double garage, upvc double glazing, gas central heating & low maintenance gardens.

Modern detached house, 4 double bedrooms, dressing room & en-suite to master bedroom, 2nd bedroom with ensuite, downstairs cloakroom, 3 reception rooms & conservatory, kitchen, utility room & breakfast room, integral double garage, established enclosed rear garden, UPVC double glazing & no upward chain.

NIGHTINGALE WAY, SUTTON BRIDGE £259,950

SALTS ROAD, WEST WALTON OIEO £294,995

Detached Allison 'Canterbury' design house built 2005, sought after location, 5 double bedrooms, 2 en-suites, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, integral double garage, upvc double glazing, gas central heating & enclosed rear gardens.

Modern 5 bedroom detached house, overall plot 0.19 acre (sts), 2 en-suites, kitchen/diner, conservatory, study, utility, downstairs cloakroom, workshop, double garage & extensive parking, oil central heating, UPVC double glazing & secluded rear garden with decking area.

STABLE COURT, LEVERINGTON £275,000

STONEGATE, GEDNEY (SOUTH) £299,950

Modern 4 bedroom detached chalet style house offering open plan kitchen/family room plus 2 formal reception rooms, ensuite to master bedroom, downstairs cloakroom, utility, upvc double glazing, gas central heating, south facing enclosed side/rear garden, detached double garage, extensive parking.

Executive detached bungalow, 4 bedrooms, en-suite cloakroom, 2 conservatories, kitchen/diner, utility, bath/shower room, double garage with office & cloakroom, extensive block paved driveway, landscaped low maintenance gardens, non-estate village location with rear field view.

BACK ROAD, MURROW £299,995 Modern 6 bedroom house situated in a rural village location benefiting from 3 reception rooms, 3 en-suites, family bath/shower room & downstairs cloakroom, utility room, detached garage, off road parking, enclosed garden, upvc double glazing & oil central heating. Viewing essential!


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By Miles Shipside, Director, Rightmove.

Rightmove are to bring home-hunting onto the nation’s television screens with the launch of a new TV app. The Rightmove TV app allows users to search all properties listed on the Rightmove site, including maps, floorplans and property details, through an internet-enabled television. The app has been initially designed for Samsung television sets with further versions for additional manufacturers expected over the next 12 months. Rightmove director Miles Shipside comments: “The TV app is an ideal addition to Rightmove’s range of home-hunting platforms, and as the UK’s number one TV brand Samsung were the ideal partner for us in developing this exciting new property search tool. Consumers want to carry out their property search on the electronic devices that are most convenient and effective for them. As the largest and most communal screen in the house the TV app will be a great enhancement to the Rightmove home-hunting experience.” The TV app will link with a user’s My Rightmove account so that properties and searches can be fully synchronised between Rightmove’s desktop, mobile and TV platforms. Convergence across these platforms means home-hunters will be able to save the properties they prefer while searching on a desktop or mobile device, and show them to family and friends when they get home on their TV screen. Shipside adds: “Rightmove have always taken the lead in bringing home-hunting to new platforms, such as our award-winning mobile devices, and we are confident that internet-enabled TV will grow to play a key role in the property search process. This latest home-hunting investment will be of huge benefit to Rightmove member agents by extending the reach of their properties even further. The larger viewing screen that a television provides means that agents can make the most of visually presenting properties on behalf of their vendors and landlords. Quality property presentation will be more important than ever.” The Rightmove TV app is free to download now on all 2011 model Samsung SMART TV’s and smart Blu-Ray Players. It will be pre-installed on all Samsung Smart TV’s and Blu Ray Players purchased from the 20 December 2011 onward. Within the next few weeks it will also be available for 2010 model Samsung Smart TV’s and DVD Players, as well as 2011 LG Smart TV’s and DVD Players.


Insurance Advice: Holiday Season By Elizabeth Spriggs, Coversure Insurance Wisbech

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and I’ve noticed an increasing amount of people getting their caravans/motor homes dusted down and ready for the start of the season. Coversure specialise in providing insurance for both static and touring caravans up to 20 years old. Standard Cover available for static caravans parked on a registered site or home address. Tourers/Motor homes cover available on the road in the UK with up to 180 days European cover, when off the road can be insured at the home address or storage compound also 2 million public liability included as standard. Contents, awning/equipment cover can also be added. Excesses are low and additional discounts are available if you have extra security devices although basic requirements are just a hitchlock and wheel clamp. If you haven’t got a caravan or motor home and are thinking about booking your holidays abroad keep us in mind for your holiday insurance whether it’s just for one trip or annual trip travel. We have very competitive rates!

So to make sure you have the right cover at the best possible price get a quote from us. Contact our office today and speak to Liz about your insurance needs. Tel: 0800 308 1140

MORE PROPERTIES NEEDED Due to recent sales success we urgently need more properties to offer potential buyers. Do you have a property to sell in our area? If so, please contact us for an informal chat or to arrange a free no obligation appraisal on your property. Tel: 01406 359131 or email: phoenixea@btconnect.com If you have instructed another agent on a sole agency basis, the terms of that agreement must be considered.


Phoenix Estate Agents Property Magazine April 2012