Prestige Charters Estate Agents
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London Calling Fine dining at The Ivy
Timeless Style Stylish fabrics by Stewart Christie
Property Matters A selection of fine homes across Hampshire and Surrey
AT YOUR SERVICE Since our last issue of Prestige magazine, we have invested our time building and nurturing Charters into an established network of seven branches across Hampshire and Surrey. The beauty of our success is how we work together across each branch. Each team supports the next and with our high staff retention and training programmes team members can work in more than one branch. This builds exceptional local area knowledge, bonds the teams and gives our customers friendly faces in-branch who they know they can rely upon. With a fantastic, warm summer, albeit a little late, these upcoming months will not shade us from the ongoing political uncertainty. Nevertheless we have the same message for our customers; if someone wants to sell or let their home then they should work with us. We go that extra mile to make sure we get the right deal for you. Talk to your nearest branch and check out the latest reviews on the testimonial page via our website, www.chartersestateagents.co.uk. Finding your dream home doesnâ€™t have to be stressful. Here at Charters you will never be on your own.
Rob Mott Chairman
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Contents 08 Properties A selection of homes across Hampshire and Surrey.
18 The Move to Rental Figures show more and more people are entering the private rental market.
20 London Calling We take a look at one of Londonâ€™s finest, The Ivy. Oh, and Winchester has one too now!
30 Summer Loving A variety of beautiful kitchens currently on the market.
44 New Homes A selection of newly built homes across Hampshire and Surrey.
50 Timeless Style From chunky knits to rugged tweeds and luxe corduroy, Stewart Christie puts the best fabrics to the test in the Scottish Highlands. 4 | chartersestateagents.co.uk
Chandlers Ford Office and Head Office 13 Oakmount Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2LG T: 02382 358888 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alresford Office The Old Post Office, 17 West Street, Alresford, SO24 9AB T: 01962 734633 E: email@example.com
Alton Office Julius Caesar House, 66 High Street, Alton, GU34 1ET T: 01420 87666 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bishops Waltham Office High St, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AB T: 01489 897711 E: email@example.com
About us Charters is a multi award-winning agency with an expanding network of offices across Hampshire and Surrey.
Farnham Office 40 Downing Street, Farnham, GU9 7PH T: 01252 891886 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Independently owned and built by estate agents, Charters has the expertise, experience, drive and passion regarding all property-related matters. We work tirelessly to help our
customers achieve their property goals and ambitions; from selling the family home and moving up the property ladder to letting out a property or finding a suitable property to rent.
37 The Hundred, Romsey, SO51 8GE T: 01794 511107 E: email@example.com
We work 24-hours a day, seven days a week, developing relationships with our customers so that they always know
whatâ€™s happening. We believe we have the best teams within each branch, meaning that we can find property solutions quicker than anyone out there, with an exemplary understanding of property and location.
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2 Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8RZ T: 01962 830880 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curdridge, Bishops Waltham Hampshire Exquisite detached country home located on a quiet lane with beautiful gardens and great views, an indoor heated swimming pool complex, all completed with a gymnasium, steam room and sauna and an impressive range of garages and outbuildings. This includes not one but two, two bed annexes with private access to both.
Guide Price ÂŁ2,500,000
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CHANDLERS FORD 02382 358888
Allbrook Hill, Allbrook Hampshire A truly unique five bedroom detached house situated in the popular village of Allbrook. Dating back to 1659 this fantastic property is Grade II listed and retains its original features and charm whilst having undergone extensive refurbishment in 2012 by the popular developer Bargate Homes. This home is finished to a high standard with tasteful decor and stylish fittings to complement.
Guide Price ÂŁ700,000
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CHANDLERS FORD 02382 358888
Hursley Road Hampshire Beautifully finished detached home built only six years ago, offering a contemporary feel whilst providing good sized rooms, perfect for growing a family. The home features over 2,100 sq. ft. of accommodation and there is an enclosed west facing rear garden with a large patio area.
Guide Price ÂŁ875,000
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Pound Hill, Alresford Hampshire Beresford House is Grade II listed with the classic elevations of a traditional Georgian Townhouse. Hiding behind this is a much older building, believed to date back to the 1600â€™s and potentially older. The house has had a long and interesting history of accommodation and has undergone significant refurbishment by the current owners with stunning results.
Guide Price ÂŁ1,395,000
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Cut the Commute Historically, it has always been buyers from London looking to move within our network of offices, namely Winchester, Alton and Farnham with greener spaces and regular trains into the capital. With more reasonably priced properties our regions have really drawn this kind of audience in over the past few years. Alton is the first stop on the service into London, so youâ€™re guaranteed a seat with a journey time of just 67 minutes. Winchester to London takes just under one hour and Farnham beats them all with only 50 minutes of travel time.
The Move to Rental More and more people are entering the private rental market, either as a lifestyle choice or due to affordability constraints in the wider sales market. Across the South East, over a quarter of a million more houses are now in the private rented sector compared to a decade ago, equating to nearly one in five households, up from one in eight in 2007/8.
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With the introduction of legislative changes over recent years and new legislation already being introduced, including the Tenant Fee Ban, never has it been more important for both landlords and tenants to use the expertise of reputable management agents. If you are thinking of renting your home, please contact us to arrange your free valuation.
Chilbolton Gate Winchester A brand new beautiful four bedroom house located on Chilbolton Avenue offering spacious accommodation throughout. This property includes a substantial lounge area with its own library and home office, a luxurious designer kitchen, family and dining area, four bedrooms; two of which with en suites, a family bathroom and professional landscaping to the front of the property with space for parking and a private garden to the rear. 4
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The Caprice group encompasses Londonâ€™s favourite restaurants, from some of the oldest and most classic establishments in London to its most exciting and innovative new openings. We take a look at one of the finest, The Ivy. Oh, and Winchester has one now too!
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differences take into account people’s changes in taste, for example, the Asian section has grown, salads and vegetables are more prolific and the “sea and shells” section has been created because there is a much greater demand for fish and shellfish than before. Front of House, Director of The Ivy, Fernando Peire continues to lead a strong and experienced team to deliver the same excellent service for which The Ivy has become well known over the years. The Private Room The Ivy restaurant celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017 – it opened its doors in 1917 – and there was much in the pipeline leading up to this momentous occasion, including a no-expense-spared refurbishment in 2015. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio was employed to bring the restaurant, bar and private room firmly into the present day, whilst retaining the essence of what has made The Ivy such a special place for so long. The “non-negotiables” ie the harlequin stained glass windows, the green leather banquettes, wood and mirrors, great art and kind lighting are all incorporated in a way that references the past but moves it into the 21st century. New to this millennium’s Ivy are a great, more spacious entrance, sumptuous loos, a glittering dining bar that has become the focal point of the dining room, and a vastly superior cloakroom. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Gary Lee’s menu includes seasonality and balance, amongst other many things. Ivy classics still feature, but the
The Private Room at The Ivy has a fresh new look, which has been fashioned by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio - showcasing new soft furnishings and exquisite decor, whilst remaining true to The Ivy roots with stained glass windows and oak panelling. Music is still very much on the agenda with the baby grand nestling in the corner, and a jazz trio may also be used for events. A collection of contemporary art and the re-styled permanent bar give a real sense of elegance to The Private Room. The space is versatile and ideal for many different occasions from networking breakfasts to business lunches, book launches to dinner presentations, and birthday and anniversary celebrations to wedding or civil partnership receptions. Up to 60 guests can be accommodated for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with 32 on one long oval table, or up to 60 guests on six round tables. There is a bar and reception area, which are ideal for drinks beforehand. The whole Private Room has a capacity of 100 for cocktail and canapé receptions.
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Gary Lee: Executive Chef, The Ivy & The Private Room at The Ivy
Gary Lee has been Head Chef at The Ivy restaurant since 2007, promoted to Executive Chef in 2011. His tenure at The Ivy has also seen the introduction of private members’ club, The Club at The Ivy in September 2008 and he continues to oversee private dining in the private dining room at The Ivy. Before coming to The Ivy, he worked with the Head Chef of The Orpheus & Tower Bridge Club, Andre
Forzani. Forzani, who had supposedly worked with Escoffier, taught Gary much about flavour combination, discipline and execution. He joined the Caprice group as Junior Sous Chef at Le Caprice under Mark Hix. Rising to Sous Chef in just under a year, he then moved to The Ivy as Sous Chef. In April 2002, he went to the group’s then-south east Asian restaurant, Bam-Bou as Head Chef. Gary’s knowledge and love for Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese food and culinary heritage grew exponentially here, and this influence is still very important to him in his choice of oriental dishes on The Ivy’s menu.
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Gary has embraced the major refurbishment of The Ivy in 2015 with great gusto. His menu shows great seasonal choices, a larger pan-Asian section, more salads and vegetables and a “sea & shells” section. Described as a “seasoned pro” by Tom Parker Bowles in his 2015 review of the re-launched restaurant for the Mail on Sunday, Gary and his team are now onto the next challenge – The Ivy’s 100th Anniversary. Ben McCormack, writing for his Classics Revisited column in Telegraph Luxury said of the new menu “this is a menu I would never tire of reading.” Praise indeed! All Gary’s different experiences have taught him many things – a natural and bold approach to food, knowledge of ingredients and seasonality, efficiency and attention to detail. But, the thing he is most passionate about is bringing on young chefs and apprentices – helping them succeed and move to the next level. www.the-ivy.co.uk
The Ivy Winchester Brasserie
Located on the bustling Winchester High Street, The Ivy Winchester Brasserie offers something for everyone, with an all-day contemporary British menu that ranges from breakfast through to lunch and dinner including light snacks, sandwiches and afternoon tea. There is also a dedicated weekend brunch menu with some delicious alternatives to their mid-week à la carte and an exclusive drinks menu specially created by their bartender, including some classic favourites with a twist and new creations. Call 01962 790 700 or visit www.theivywinchester.com to make a booking
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Clifton Terrace, Winchester Hampshire This is one of the finest, most iconic terraces in this historic city. Forming part of a row of substantial townhouses, within a short walk to the city centre and mainline railway station, this home commands breath-taking city views with St. Catherine’s Hill in the distance. Believed to date from the early 1840s, this family home offers a highly versatile interior across four floors and was recently featured in the magazine ’25 Beautiful Homes’. There are many lovely period features throughout which seamlessly blend with the numerous more recent modern updates that have been successfully introduced.
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Bereweeke Road, Winchester Hampshire A magnificent family residence offering in excess of 5,000 sq.ft. with internal accommodation set over three floors. The homeâ€™s design emulates the substantial early 20th Century houses which can be found in the outer districts of Winchester. The home contains detailing from both the Arts & Crafts and classical traditions of architecture and enjoys a superbly tranquil position for its proximity to Winchester City Centre.
Guide Price ÂŁ2,450,000
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Summer Loving 1. THE OUTDOOR DINING EXPERIENCE 5-Bedroom Family Home Why not dine in the comfort of your own garden this summer and have a BBQ outside this beautiful, deceptively large family home. Built in the 1950’s and redesigned in 2011, this house has a fabulous indoor swimming pool and benefits from a large summer garden, ideal for entertaining in the warm months. Upham Street, Upham Bishops Waltham office: 01489 897711
Guide Price £1,350,000 - FOR SALE
2. THE TRADITIONAL KITCHEN WITH A TWIST 2-Bedroom Apartment A truly exquisite ground floor apartment, built by a renowned local developer. This home combines a superb blend of luxury internal accommodation and outside space. It’s unusual to find such a beautiful apartment featuring its own private courtyard garden, with doors opening out from the large modern family kitchen. Connaught Square, Winchester Winchester office: 01962 830880 Guide Price £1,100,000 - FOR SALE
2 3. THE HUB OF THE HOME 4-Bedroom Townhouse Chilbolton Gate comprises four stunning townhouses which have been beautifully designed to subtly blend traditional and contemporary features inside and out. This family kitchen can seat many people. There are bi-folding doors out on to the private rear garden. This kitchen is the centrepiece of the home with an exceptional specification to match. Chilbolton Avenue, Winchester Winchester office: 01962 830880
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Available to let from £3,750 pcm
Old Hillside Road, Winchester Hampshire This property offers unique and spacious accommodation, both flexible and distinctive. The specification is truly exceptional with high end kitchen and bathroom suites, quality flooring and finishes throughout. Outside there is off road parking at the front for several vehicles with access to the attached garage. The delightful rear garden has been beautifully planted and designed to create a private space for relaxing, including a decked terrace and newly laid lawn.
Guide Price ÂŁ1,000,000
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Chapel Lane, Easton Hampshire Built in 1945, this five bedroom detached family home overlooks three acres of its own land and rolling fields beyond. This stunning property includes a master suite with vine covered balcony, family room, outbuildings, garden store and double garage, one bedroom annexe, large family kitchen and walk-in larder, plus three small paddocks and live stock shelter.
Guide Price ÂŁ1,750,000
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Bereweeke Road, Winchester Hampshire A truly stunning home, built in a traditional style with a wonderfully contemporary interior. It has almost 3,900 sq. ft. of accommodation, including a double garage, and is set within a gated development of just three homes. Completed in 2017 and designed by Adam Architecture, it is situated on arguably one of the most requested tree lined roads on the fringe of the city, within a short walk of Peter Symonds College, Winchester City Centre and the railway station.
Guide Price ÂŁ1,650,000
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Main Road, Hursley Hampshire A wonderful detached late-Victorian family home, full of character features, approached over a gravelled driveway with ample parking leading to the double garage. At over 4,500 sq. ft, The Cottage benefits from superb accommodation over two floors with spacious cellars and has flexibility for further expansion if required (subject to planning).
Offers in Excess of ÂŁ1,500,000
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New Homes 1. Chapel Close, Houghton, Romsey, £1,275,000 Stunning new detached house set in the centre of the popular semi-rural village of Houghton, near Stockbridge. This fabulous bespoke home is finished to a high specification and offers over 2,400 sq. ft of living accommodation beautifully spread over two floors.
2. Bridge Street, Winchester by Capitol House, Prices from £225,000 Beautiful collection of 20 quirky apartments in central Winchester. With a boutique hotel feel, Capitol House, an office conversion, offers Help To Buy and Solicitors Fees Paid.
3. Holmes Manor, Moorhill Road, West End, Offers in the region of £900,000 Holmes Manor is grand, modern new home which has been constructed to an extremely high standard and offers quality living throughout with spacious well thought out accommodation arranged over three floors.
4. Stanbridge Earls by Audley Villages, Romsey, Prices from £399,950 A stunning range of diverse accommodation located in this large retirement village, surrounded by landscaped gardens.
5. Leaflands, by Shorewood Homes, Headbourne Worthy, Prices from £800,000
3 An exclusive new development of just four exquisitely designed new homes, situated in Headbourne Worthy, just outside the Cathedral City of Winchester.
6. Chilbolton Avenue, Winchester Ready to move into now, Chilbolton Gate comprises of four stunning houses which have been beautifully designed to subtly blend traditional and classic features externally, whilst incorporating the best of contemporary living to suit all family lifestyles.
LAND & NEW HOMES
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North Stoneham Park aiming to invigorate home ownership with Help to Buy Highwood, the developer of North Stoneham Park, the landmark community project in Eastleigh, is aiming to invigorate home ownership among hard-pressed young adults by promoting Help to Buy across the Park and making it easier and more affordable for them to secure their dream property. Findings from this year’s English Housing Survey have laid bare how much this age group is struggling to get its feet onto the property ladder and the government’s Help to Buy initiative has been seen by many as the answer to their dilemma. The annual survey by the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government revealed that only 38% of 25-34 year olds can afford to buy their own home, which is down from 55%, 10 years ago. Unsurprisingly, the number of private renters has leapt dramatically – from 28 to 44%. It seems that, for many, the prospect of homeownership is becoming increasingly distant and a life in rented accommodation a very real scenario. However, the Help to Buy scheme is designed to reverse this trend and to galvanise would-be purchasers into finding their dream home and taking a more cost-effective step towards buying it – and, for those buying a house at the North Stoneham Park, the fee to reserve a new home is just £500. The marketing suites and show homes at Homewood Park and Avenue Park are open daily from 10am to 5.30pm – and the Park’s panel of approved financial experts are always ready to advise prospective purchasers on how Help to Buy works and how they can start the process. You can find more information about Help to Buy at https://northstonehampark.co.uk/help-advice/help-to-buy/ and you can also download the English Housing Survey Headline Report 2017/2018 by visiting https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/774820/201718_EHS_Headline_Report.pdf. The 2019 report will be published in January 2020.
For information about new homes at North Stoneham Park, visit northstonehampark.co.uk or contact Charters, the exclusive agents for the development, on 023 8001 1620
Connaught Square Hampshire Truly exquisite ground floor apartment totalling 1640 sq ft, built by renowned local builders Alfred Homes, specialists in niche, quality developments, enjoying a superb blend of luxury internal accommodation and outside space. This beautiful two bedroom apartment features its own private courtyard garden and a tranquil West facing terrace which directly overlooks Royal Winchester Golf Course.
Guide Price ÂŁ1,100,000
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Timeless Style From chunky knits to rugged tweeds and luxe corduroy, we put the best fabrics to the test in the Scottish Highlands.
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Think warm cable knits. Plush corduroys. Timeless tweeds. These are the materials that, for so many guys, are the real heroes of menswear. And we wanted to celebrate them. That's why we set out for Scotland, and the sprawling beauty of the Gleneagles Hotel and its expansive grounds, to put them to the test.
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Previous page: Jacket and vest by Stewart Christie, available at stewartchristie.com; vintage shirt by Liberty; chinos by Polo Ralph Lauren; boots by Joseph Cheaney, available at cheaney.co.uk
Top left: Sport coat by Stewart Christie; shirt by Viyella, trousers by Stewart Christie all available at stewartchristie.com; sweater by Polo Ralph Lauren, available at ralphlauren.com
Top right: Sweater by Stewart Christie, available at stewartchristie.com; coat by Chrysalis, available at chrysalisengland.co.uk; trousers by Louis Vuitton, available at louisvuitton.com
Bottom right: Sweater by Stewart Christie; shirt by Viyella, both available at stewartchristie.com; coat by Polo Ralph Lauren, available at ralphlauren.com; jeans by Drake's, available at drakes.com; boots by Hunter, available at hunterboots.com
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Sport coat by Ralph Lauren Purple Label, available at ralphlauren.com; sweater by Drake's; vintage shirt; jeans by Drake's, all available at drakes.com; boots by Joseph Cheaney, available at cheaney.co.uk
Agency: North Sea Air Photographer: Bill Gentle Styling: Vixy Rae All garments by: Stewart Christie & Co Model: Fraser Barr Location: Gleneagles
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Nelson Lane, Fareham Hampshire Individually and beautifully designed by the current owners with extensive entertaining and family space in mind. This stunning property boasts over 6600 sq. ft. of accommodation on an approximate one acre plot including impressive reception areas and a well-designed layout that provides a seamless interaction with the outside spaces, whilst taking full advantage of the outstanding view.
Guide Price ÂŁ1,995,000
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