John D Wood & Co. Magazine Spring/Summer 2023

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WELCOME To the latest Spring/Summer 2023 John D Wood & Co. Magazine

Now that spring has truly sprung, we look forward to leaving behind a turbulent winter period in the property market. The upwards trajectory of property prices since 2020 has been interrupted and a degree of normality has returned to the market. For some, this perhaps has been harder to accept as property prices are now past their peak. Although, it is evident that despite the rising cost of living, higher interest rates and some uncertainty, buyer and seller demand remains strong. The reality being, that in a post Covid world, if a home move has been on the cards, it is likely to happen, regardless of market conditions. Perhaps we are all much more comfortable living side by side with the unknown.

The key factors driving the residential property market bring no surprises. Growing families, the need for home office space, and a trend in prioritising a personal wish list has maintained demand, clearly evidenced by a return of gazumping for the very best in class property. We must not forget that since 2020 the prime residential property market has been starved of property, and demand never satisfied. A few hiccups such as rising interest rates will not be enough to stop this pent up demand in its tracks. However, adjustments to pricing and affordability for many has had to be factored in, and then the market can resume some normality. All in all, the trickiest part of the market has to be properties requiring significant refurbishment work. The upfront costs make these properties less attractive unless marketed with a substantial discount.

The prime London residential property market follows a different set of rules to the wider UK market – London is resilient and used to unexpected, flamboyant change. Many property owners are discretionary sellers, often not needing to sell if prices drop. All in all, this means, a prolonged period of a shortage of homes could last well in to 2023 and early 2024, meaning property values are likely to hold.

The landlord market is continuing to adapt, and is perhaps most impacted by the recent rising interest rates. Properties once boasting an attractive yield, can quite quickly see this wiped out overnight at the point of remortgage. In some cases, this is leading landlords to leave the rental market altogether, further driving the shortage of rental properties and playing a part in driving rents up on the limited remaining lettings property on the market. We have seen 78% of our landlords increase their rent by at least 10% on renewal of their tenancy.

For most people, buying a property is a much more emotional decision, and finding the right property is key, so it is good to remember that ‘one isn’t buying the market, only an opportunity within it.’

Whatever 2023 is going to spring on us in the property market, I think we can rest assured that the markets remain strong and John D Wood & Co. with over 150 years’ experience, can help weather any storm.

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2023 122 86 32 32 Mountain Marvels We discover that owning a base at altitude is becoming an increasingly rewarding investment with all year round appeal. 86 Pricing your Home Pricing your home is one of the most important financial tasks homeowners will ever undertake. 122 Pure Brilliance Boodles enjoys an illustrious reputation based on innovative design and quality craftsmanship.
SPRING/SUMMER

50 Airbnb vs Short Lets

112 The Perfect Escape

134 St Ives: The happiest place to live

With some of the best beaches and crystal clear waters, would you consider moving

16 Ode to the Rose

As we spring into summer, Jo Malone celebrates the rose with limited-edition releases.

24 Small but mighty

A fragment of the much larger old Chelsea Common has recently been rejuvenated.

58 All in the detail

The Top 10 most commonly asked bathroom questions with design specialist Ripples.

90 Kitchen Architecture

Hampstead Poggenpohl Studio set about with the aim to create a kitchen that wasn’t something you see every day.

106 Why gardens are good for you

It is increasingly acknowledged that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health.

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With a network of over 30 sales and lettings offices across London and the South of England, the John D Wood & Co. Family includes APW Property and CHK Mountford in London and Surrey. In addition, we are now part of Connells, the largest property firm in the UK, with a national footprint of over 1,200 offices.

Gerald Road, SW1W

A charming Grade II terraced house located on arguably Belgravia’s finest street, positioned on the northern side running between Elizabeth Street and South Eaton Place. Approx. 2,369 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, garden, terrace and balcony. Freehold | Guide Price £5,250,000 | Belgravia – 020 3151 6205

belgravia@johndwood.co.uk

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Robert Lewis Sales - Belgravia

Rodić Davidson Architecture | Interior Design

1 Pied Bull Yard London WC1A 2AE enquiries@rodicdavidson.co.uk +44 (0)20 7043 3551

Chester Square, SW1W

A spacious apartment, laterally arranged over the raised Ground floor of this prominent and extremely well-run building at the western end of Chester Square. Approx. 1,618 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 to 2 reception rooms, kitchen and private parking space.

Leasehold | Guide Price £2,950,000 | Belgravia – 020 3151 6205

belgravia@johndwood.co.uk

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Tom Chiswell Lettings - Belgravia Robert Lewis Sales - Belgravia

Wilton Mews, SW1X

A beautifully finished mews house in the heart of Belgravia with large proportions and lots of natural light. Wilton Mews is a peaceful retreat close to Belgrave Square and within walking distance to Elizabeth Street and Sloane Square. Approx. 1,569 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: E. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 reception room, kitchen and private garage. £1,800 Per Week | £7,800 Per Calendar Month | Belgravia Lettings – 020 3151 6460 belgravia@johndwood.co.uk

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Sloane Street, SW1X

A charming three bedroom apartment located in the heart of Knightsbridge with direct lift access and concierge. The property is interior designed by Tessa Kennedy and offers excellent entertaining space. Approx. 3,608 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 reception rooms, lift, porter.

Leasehold | Guide Price £8,950,000 | Cadogan Street – 020 3151 5032 cadoganst@johndwood.co.uk

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Russell Williamson Sales - Cadogan Street

ROSE Ode to the

As we spring into summer, Jo Malone London celebrates the rose with limited-edition releases.

Red Roses

The essence of modern romance. With violet leaves and a hint of lemon, it unfolds like a bouquet of freshly cut garden roses.

Top note: Lemon Accord

Heart note: Red Roses Accord

Base note: Honeycomb Accord

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Rose Water & Vanilla

A delightful rose treat to share and savour. Rose water and comforting vanilla are enriched with a succulent bite of Turkish Delight. Creamy and moreish.

Top note: Rose Water

Heart note: Rose Turkish Delight

Base note: Vanilla

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Rose Blush

Delicate rose petals suspended in a delectable jelly. The charm of these blushing pink petals inspires a prized preserve, prepared for the great British summer fete. Vibrant basil and a juicy note of lychee add a modern twist to this soft floral scent, cocooned in the embrace of white musk.

Top note: Basil Grand Vert

Heart note: Rose

Base note: White Musk

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“An iconic fragrance note that has captivated throughout the centuries, the rose is the star of Jo Malone London’s latest collection. From light and fresh to deep and decadent, discover different dimensions of the beautiful bloom.”

www.jomalone.co.uk

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Moore Street, SW3

A special end of terrace house, situated a short walk from Sloane Square. The house enjoys far greater width than usual. This extra space creates the rarity of garage parking, as well allowing for a 55 foot roof terrace facing south. Approx. 3,395 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (5 en-suite), open plan kitchen/dining room, 3 reception rooms, garden, roof terrace, garage.

Freehold | Guide Price £6,500,000 | Cadogan Street – 020 3151 5032 cadoganst@johndwood.co.uk

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Russell Williamson Sales - Cadogan Street Simon Horne Lettings - Cadogan Street

Caversham Street, SW3

A beautiful four bedroom family home finished to exacting standards, benefitting from a patio, spacious roof terrace and cinema room. Spread over five floors this recently renovated house has an abundance of light through-out. Approx. 2,136 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one en-suite), kitchen with an adjacent dining room, reception room, office and utility room. £3,000 Per Week | £13,000 Per Calendar Month | Cadogan Street Lettings – 020 3151 6431

cadoganst@johndwood.co.uk

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Elystan Place, SW3

This beautifully presented family house is unusually wide, with great entertaining space. It is situated just off Chelsea Green, with King’s Road, Sloane Square and Sloane Street all nearby. Approx. 3,003 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, WC, kitchen, dining room, reception room, study, terrace, sun deck, laundry area. chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

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Freehold
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Chelsea Green – 020 3151 5592
Robert Green Sales - Chelsea Green Jamie Davidson Sales - Chelsea Green Merton Croisdale-Appleby Sales - Chelsea Green

Carlyle Square, SW3

An elegant Regency house, beautifully arranged, with many original features. At the rear is a pretty garden. Carlyle Square is popular for elegant architecture, beautifully maintained communal gardens, in a convenient yet secluded situation. Approx. 2,293 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: Exempt. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room/reception room, drawing room, study, garden, storage. chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

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Freehold | Guide Price £6,000,000 | Chelsea Green – 020 3151 5592

CHELSEA GREEN: SW3’s small but mighty spot

A fragment of the much larger old Chelsea Common has recently been rejuvenated, making it a mighty and thriving area.

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Chelsea Green is a mere fragment of the much larger old Chelsea Common and was created as a public garden in 1836. Despite its small size, the area has recently been rejuvenated, making it a mighty and thriving area.

Over the years a mounting eco system of independent shops has grown up around the green, with a range and quality of exceptional goods, which not only feeds into a desire to shop locally, but creates a community.

From established favourites such as Rex Goldsmith “The Chelsea Fishmonger”, Andreas an award winning grocer, Jago’s Butchers and Haynes Hanson & Clarke the wine merchants. They have been joined by Paxton & Whitfield Cheese Mongers, and most recently Birley’s Bakery which opened at the end of last year.

In autumn 2022, consultation between Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council, local residents and businesses saw the area undertake significant improvement works to open up the space, improve its visual amenities, and ensure its charming Cherry trees were retained.

Robert Green, Director at John D Wood & Co. says, “Whilst this immediate area has always been popular, the desire from property buyers to be close to a real community, with the ability to shop at independent establishments, has never been stronger. At the start of each year, I often speak to a buyer who attended the popular ‘Carols on the Green’ in December, and they have made it their new year’s resolution to buy a property here”.

The majority of homes in the area are flats and terraced houses. Flats tend to be cheaper, with 27.5% of flats in the area selling for prices up to £2m, which is mirrored across the whole of SW3. Terraced homes are typically within the bracket of £2-5m, while a handful of exceptions will achieve over £10m, sometimes substantially so.

St Luke’s Street, Astell Street, Jubilee Place, Elystan Place are some of the most expensive streets around Chelsea Green. Each of these streets have seen properties sell for over £6m in the last three years. Those seeking the archetypal street of pastel coloured houses will be drawn to Godfrey Street, where prices start from just over £2m, whilst the elegance of a garden square can be found in nearby Markham Square where John D Wood & Co. currently has a house for sale at £5.95m.

While UK property prices are predicted to slow this year as the rise in rates impacts many, prime London properties are likely to insulate the market from a slowdown.

John D Wood & Co., who has had a firm footing on Chelsea Green since 1966, know the area inside and out. If you are looking to buy or sell a home please ensure you speak to our experts.

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“Over the years a mounting eco system of independent shops has grown up around the green, with a range and quality of exceptional goods, which not only feeds into a desire to shop locally, but creates a community.”

Sydney Street, SW3

An impressive split level apartment in a beautifully designed boutique block in the heart of Chelsea. The property has a balcony, terrace, storage room and a secure parking space and is finished to an exquisite standard. Approx. 2,756 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. Bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom and dressing room, bedroom 2 with en suite shower room, open plan kitchen/reception.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £4,995,000 | Chelsea Green – 020 3151 5592

chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

Carlyle Square, SW3

Large townhouse on Chelsea’s premier garden square. The property has very generous dimensions and has been newly refurbished in neutral and modern decor. Approx 3,203 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen. £4,500 Per Week | £19,500 Per Calendar Month | Chelsea King’s Road – 020 3151 6455 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

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William Richardson Lettings - Chelsea King’s Road Robert Green Sales - Chelsea Green Jamie Davidson Sales - Chelsea Green Merton Croisdale-Appleby Sales - Chelsea Green

Cheyne Walk, SW3

A wonderful lateral, beautifully presented 2nd floor flat, with an on-site porter in a prestigious red-brick Mansions block. Carlyle Mansions has a communal roof terrace and has views overlooking the River Thames in old Chelsea. Approx. 2,274 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, cloakroom, lift, porter.

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of Freehold | Guide Price £4,250,000
Chelsea Green – 020 3151 5592
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Godfrey Street, SW3

An attractive and well-presented period house, with a spacious open plan entertaining area on the ground floor, and a roof terrace. Godfrey Street is a pretty street running south from Chelsea Green, and King’s Road is moments away. Approx. 980 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: E. 2/3 bedrooms, bathroom ensuite, double reception room, kitchen, south west facing roof terrace. Freehold | Guide Price £2,500,000 | Chelsea Green – 020 3151 5592 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

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William Richardson Lettings - Chelsea King’s Road Robert Green Sales - Chelsea Green Jamie Davidson Sales - Chelsea Green Merton Croisdale-Appleby Sales - Chelsea Green

Sprimont Place, SW3

A pretty Grade II listed house, arranged over only three floors. This wide house offers a reception room and three good double bedrooms. Chelsea Green and Sloane Square are both nearby. Approx. 1,236 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: E. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception, kitchen.

£1,750 Per Week | £7,583 Per Calendar Month | Chelsea King’s Road – 020 3151 6455 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

Upper Cheyne Row, SW3

Spectacular 1/2 bedroom former artist’s studio in Old Chelsea. Approx. 860 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: E. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 reception, kitchen.

£950 Per Week | £4,116 Per Calendar Month | Chelsea King’s Road – 020 3151 6455 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk

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MOUNTAIN MARVELS

As the impact of global warming and climate change on the mountain scene has gained momentum, we discover that owning a base at altitude is becoming an increasingly rewarding investment with all year round appeal.

The ski industry has grown exponentially since the first boom in the 1950s and ‘60s after the introduction of the metal ski. France is at its heart, with some 300 ski resorts and 6,000 slopes – mainly in the Alps, and often at high altitude.

According to the 2021 International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism, there are around 400 million skier visits worldwide in a regular year, with movement within location, while less established resorts mature and others, like China, emerge.

Of the 52 major ski resorts in the world, 79% are in the Alps. Top French resorts for visitors include La Plagne, Les Arcs, Val Thorens/Orelle, Les Houches/ (Chamonix), Tignes and Val d’Isere.

Worldwide, the 2018/19 ski season was the best overall of this millennium.

Then came the pandemic, but after the first lockdown, demand for property in the Alps started to boom, with interest as far afield as USA, the Middle East and Asia. Pent up demand, a focus on space, lifestyle and wellbeing, and the ability to work remotely or hybrid, all contributed to renewed interest and investment.

There is capital growth in the French Alps, helped by the limited supply of chalets, as many resorts have strict

building restrictions in place – some permitted works continued during the pandemic, while resorts were closed to visitors.

As travel opened up again, the choice of new or renovated property in the market grew, some included old hotels which were converted and updated to residential use, offering attractive communal areas and facilities whilst using energy efficient materials.

For an increasing number of investors buying new, or off-plan makes sense. From higher energy efficiency ratings, modern design, materials and comforts, to low maintenance, 10 year warranties, and off-plan options to personalise and spread payments, making them very appealing.

In the French Alps there is the benefit of lower purchase costs (around 2.5%) and the option to claim back 20% VAT (TVA), if the freehold property is commercially managed (leaseback) for an approved time period, and let for an agreed number of weeks a year offering specific services. This initiative aims to increase occupancy in resorts, supporting the local economy and preventing ghost villages out of season.

Changes in climate have brought reduced snowfall to lower altitude resorts and less ‘guaranteed’ seasons across the

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Megeve, France. 2 bed 2 bath 55m2 floor area & 14 m2 outside space, EUR 574,800 Apartment in Les Belleville, Savoie

mountain range – according to Nature Climate Change 2023 article ‘the Alps experienced a 5.6% reduction per decade in snow cover duration’.

The later traditional ski season from November to April no longer applies to resorts in lower elevations, with the best snow now typically lying on slopes above 2,500m, and most reliably on north facing slopes.

Val Thorens in the Three Valleys, for example, is one of the highest resorts in Europe with slopes reaching 3,200m and a winter sports season running late November to early May, enjoying 150km of slopes and two small glaciers on its north facing terrain.

However, there is investment in snowproofing, and despite being energy and water intensive there is an emphasis on using snow making machinery and snow farming, whilst renewable energy use also grows in the Alps.

In 2011, French environmental group Mountain Riders created ‘Green Snowflake’ and ‘Flocon Vert’ awards, recognising environmental and sustainability efforts to preserve mountain resorts for future generations.

Les Arc was the first in Savoie to be awarded this recognition, while Chamonix was awarded the Flocon Vert in 2015.

With or without snow, the mountains have year round appeal.

The clean air, stunning scenery, challenging roads and trails open up opportunity for alternative seasonal pursuits too, such as hiking and road cycling, trail running and mountain biking – with the Tour de France routes prove popular amongst amateurs. Leisure, wellbeing and spa facilities are increasing, and more shops and restaurants, bars, ice rinks, and indoor activities are on hand than ever creating a family friendly appeal.

Some resorts still choose to focus on enticing wealthy visitors, by having Michelin starred restaurants, glamourous bars, five star plus accommodation and high-end shopping available to their clientele – none more so than Courchevel 1850, claiming two out of the eight recognised six-star hotels in France.

So in a nutshell, why buy in the Alps?

It offers a passive income, with long-term capital growth, while providing an all year round indulgence from winter sports, to a base where you can explore the mountain range in all seasons and enjoy a huge range of outdoor pastimes with great health benefits. And it comes with easy road and rail access to Lyon, Grenoble or Geneva airports, or the option of the Eurostar ski train from London to the Alps.

The popularity of hybrid working also allows opportunity for more frequent, long-weekend visits to get away and recharge. Plus, with more people booking through independent travel platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com, it has increased the competition when it comes to accommodation, pushing standards to rise, making way for higher rents to be achieved.

*Buying a property in the Alps involves a notary and a deposit usually around 20-30% with notary costs around 8% for a re-sale property and 2% + VAT for new or off-plan.

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“The clean air, stunning scenery, challenging roads and trails open up opportunity for alternative seasonal pursuits too, such as hiking and road cycling, trail running and mountain biking – with the Tour de France routes prove popular amongst amateurs.”
Apartment in Les Belleville, Savoie, EUR 1,250,000. 3 bed, 3 bath, floor area 79m2 outside space: 50m2 Megeve, France. 2 bed 2 bath, EUR 574,800 Les Deux Alpes, Isere, EUR 2,250,000 Tignes, Savoie. 15 bed, 15 bath, £7,794,000

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, French Riviera, France

This extraordinary, contemporary residence with pool is designed by Jean Nouvel and situated in one of the most highly sought after areas in the Cote d’Azur. West facing, it follows the topography to blend in with the vicinity every room has views over the Bay of Villefranche. Floor 595m2, Plot 4077m2. 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms.

Guide Price £40,250,000 | ¤46,000,000 | International – 020 3151 0367

international@johndwood.co.uk

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Samantha McGladdery Sales - International

Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, California USA

Original 1920s beach house stunningly reimagined in 2014 by internationally renowned Molori design, showcasing exquisite European finishes, voluminous living spaces and panoramic ocean views. Floor 7,043 sq ft, Plot 0.13 acres.

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Guide Price £18,040,500 | USD$21,995,000 | International – 020 3151 0367

international@johndwood.co.uk

Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy

Luxury renovated villa set in hillside in over a hectare of land with views of the sea and Giglio island, 1km from coast. Includes swimming pool and five outbuildings converted to tasteful accommodation, with tiled floors and exposed wood ceilings. Floor 757m2, Plot 1.3ha.

17 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms.

Guide Price £7,450,500 | ¤8,500,000 | International – 020 3151 0367

international@johndwood.co.uk

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Royal Westmoreland, St James, Barbados

This meticulously maintained 4-bedroom luxury private Caribbean style villa with pool & mature tropical gardens includes a separate two bedroom ensuite guest cottage. A secluded retreat within an exclusive gated community. Plot 38,385 sq ft. 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms.

Guide Price £4,102,700 | USD$5,500,000 | International – 020 3151 0367

international@johndwood.co.uk

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Samantha McGladdery Sales - International

Kassiopi, Corfu

Located in one of Corfu’s most exclusive areas, Villa Kamelia offers spacious accommodation, private pool, terraces & garden – only a few steps from a small secluded beach. Floor 445m2, Plot 20,000m2.

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.

Guide Price £2,800,000 | ¤3,200,000 | International – 020 3151 0367

international@johndwood.co.uk

Albardeira, Algarve, Portugal

Superb villa on one level offering indoor outdoor living with pool & garden in quiet residential area near Meia Praia beach. New kitchen, under-floor heating. Auto-irrigation. Electric gate & parking. Planning for carport. Built 1996. Floor 146m2, Plot 1,100m2.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Guide Price £695,500 | ¤795,000 | International – 020 3151 0367

international@johndwood.co.uk

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Kensington Mansions, SW5

An exceptionally spacious three double bedroom apartment located on the ground floor of this well maintained, portered Edwardian Mansion block. Access to secure private gardens. Approx. 2,071 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £2,250,000 | Earl’s Court – 020 3151 3962

earlscourt@johndwood.co.uk

Earl’s Court Square, SW5

An exceptionally bright and spacious two bedroom, two bathroom newly refurbished apartment located on the western side of Earl’s Court Square within a classic Victorian stucco fronted house. Approx. 866 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 990 year lease.

Leasehold | Guide Price £990,000 | Earl’s Court – 020 3151 3962

earlscourt@johndwood.co.uk

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David Mendel Sales - Earl’s Court Jenna Shakir Lettings - Earl’s Court

Redcliffe Square, SW10

A quite exceptional one bedroom, raised ground floor apartment presented in stunning condition, situated on a sought after West Chelsea square with views of St Luke’s Church. Approx. 565 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: D. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 reception.

Leasehold | Guide Price £895,000 | Earl’s Court – 020 3151 3962 earlscourt@johndwood.co.uk

Redcliffe Gardens, SW5

An immaculate and modern three bedroom flat situated in a desirable portered mansion block with beautiful communal gardens, this stunning property is ideally located within close proximity to Earl’s Court tube. Approx. 1,722 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, dining room, kitchen, communal garden. £1,500 Per Week | £6,500 Per Calendar Month | Earl’s Court Lettings – 020 3151 6741 earlscourt@johndwood.co.uk

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Campden House Terrace, W8

Situated on Kensington Church Street, this short row of terraced houses hides one of Kensington’s least known but most spectacular communal gardens situated between Sheffield Terrace and Gloucester Walk. Approx. 2,611 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, bedroom 5/study, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), cloakroom, reception room, dining room, kitchen, utility, patio, garden, communal garden. Freehold | Guide Price £3,900,000 | Kensington – 020 3151 6258

kensington@johndwood.co.uk

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Matthew Harrop Sales - Kensington

Stafford Terrace, W8

An impressive apartment situated over the raised ground and lower ground floors of this Victorian stucco-fronted townhouse with a wealth of period features including three-metre-plus high ceilings, bay windows and central ceiling roses. Approx. 2,194 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms, cloakroom, walk-in wardrobe, reception, kitchen/breakfast room, media/family room, study/store, garden.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £3,750,000 | Kensington – 020 3151 6258

kensington@johndwood.co.uk

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Wycombe Square, W8

A well-proportioned and beautifully presented one bedroom ground floor apartment with pretty garden views in this secure, gated development in the heart of Kensington. Approx. 917 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 1 bedroom, en suite bathroom, cloakroom, reception/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, communal gardens. Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,826,000 | Kensington – 020 3151 6258

kensington@johndwood.co.uk

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Matthew Harrop Sales - Kensington

Aldridge Road Villas, W11

A larger than average and immaculately presented garden apartment with a fabulous westerly-facing garden in the heart of Notting Hill. Approx. 792 sq ft. Council Tax Band: B. Energy Rating: C. 1 bedroom, 1 reception, 1 bathroom, garden.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,200,000 | Notting Hill Gate – 020 3151 3898

nottinghill@johndwood.co.uk

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Gabriella Krejci Sales - Notting Hill Gate Hamish Gilfeather Sales - Primrose Hill

Ainger Road, NW3

A particularly stylish and beautifully refurbished family home on a tree lined avenue, tucked behind the high street and leading up to Primrose Hill.

Approx. 2,485 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, kitchen, garden and roof terrace.

Freehold | Guide Price £4,000,000 | Primrose Hill – 020 3369 4324

primrosehill@johndwood.co.uk

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Princess Road, NW1

A beautifully presented family home refurbished to the highest of standards in the heart of Primrose Village. The property has excellent ceiling heights, beautiful fixtures and fittings and particularly good natural light throughout. Approx. 2,318 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, garden and roof terrace.

Freehold | Guide Price £3,800,000 | Primrose Hill – 020 3369 4324

primrosehill@johndwood.co.uk

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Hamish Gilfeather
Sales - Primrose Hill

AIRBNB VS SHORT LETS

There is definitely a renewed ‘spring’ in the London ‘step’. Airports, hotels and retail are finally seeing pre-Covid numbers return to the UK, along with an emerging unique market in the property industry – short term rentals.

With the changes in interest rates over the past few months, landlords and vendors alike have been looking for new ways to capitalise on the rental markets.

We are seeing more businesses now offer a similar service to the likes of Airbnb in London, which brings a debate of ‘what makes short lets different?’

March through to June is a very popular time for short let rentals. There is an influx of clientele, particularly from the Middle East – often double the typical numbers –who come to the UK for Ramadan.

London provides an easier climate than the scorching 40+ degrees seen in the Middle Eastern sphere, a good British Pound Sterling (GBP) ratio, and a Mayor of London who embraces culture, welcoming all with respect, wanting visitors to feel at ease, especially in the knowledge they are helping reboot the UK economy.

Over the last decade or more, the short let market has changed constantly, but with new money from all parts of the globe consistently coming back to the UK, at John D Wood & Co. we are confident in our ability to be agile and adapt to the ever-changing desires of clients – both current and potential.

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Our short term offering has exploded in the rental sector – last year we received a short let enquiry every 32 minutes* and more of our clients, whether they are typically longer term landlords or even vendors, are asking us for more recommendations and options than ever before. Whilst, we may be seen as a relatively ‘new player’ gathering our market share in this arena, it’s important to highlight our experience, as well as why we are different:

John D Wood & Co. Short Let offering Airbnb offering

Cover all aspects of the market from core to Super Prime

Ability to offer a discreet marketing campaign if needed

Contacts in corporate (i.e. partnerships with embassies searching for their attachés / diplomats) and overseas markets

Contacts with film industry providers looking for homes for filming/ad campaigns or VIPs accommodation

A home away from home service, including a welcome pack for the property and assistance to the owner making sure all required items are available and the house prepared for the tenant

Bio of the potential tenant is provided and they are pre-vetted for suitability

Minimum stay of 31 days to avoid numerous people coming in at one set time, whilst having ability to be flexible and adapt to all stays

We have an in-house property management team and they will meet you at the property

Assistance with safety and compliance

Collaboration capabilities with furniture providers to stage your home for short terms rentals. Option to rent furniture so the property is turn-key ready

Housekeeping services are available before/during/after for your return or for another applicant

Recommendations by our relocation agents and buying agents – for temporary ‘short let’ accommodation while they search on behalf of their clients looking to buy or rent long-term

Agreement to keep properties on the market and allowing viewings for both sales and lettings whilst rented

Core market

Focus for properties to be seen on market, with reliance on exposure

Relying on their name and previous successes

Not applicable

Booking added / number of people

Daily rate bookings mostly popular for short stay holidays

Airbnb host information given / limited at times

Points are added to the Airbnb host page and they are advised to include but unable to see if its monitored

Take as seen –by Airbnb host description

Same but under the Airbnb host discretion

Relying on their name and previous successes.

Not allowed

If you are considering short letting your property, or indeed wish to short let, please contact the team shortlets@johndwood.co.uk

*Source: John D Wood & Co. internal data

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Meadowbank, NW3

A beautifully refurbished and very stylish family house quietly tucked away in the highly regarded Meadowbank development in Primrose Hill, a short stroll from Regents Park, Camden Town and of course Primrose Hill itself. Approx. 1,915 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, garden and private parking.

Freehold | Guide Price £2,300,000 | Primrose Hill – 020 3369 4324

primrosehill@johndwood.co.uk

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Hamish Gilfeather Sales - Primrose Hill Kate Martin Lettings - Primrose Hill

ShortLet

Meadowbank, NW3

An elegant and recently refurbished apartment on Gloucester Avenue which features high ceilings, period features and is located within close proximity to both Primrose village, park and Regents Canal. Approx. 2,732 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, off street parking, private balcony, garden and roof terrace.

£461 Per Week | £20,000 Per Calendar Month | Primrose Hill Lettings – 020 3151 4653

primrosehill@johndwood.co.uk

Gloucester Avenue, NW1

An elegant and recently refurbished apartment in Primrose Hill. Finished to a very high standard throughout with high ceilings and period features. It is located within close proximity to both Primrose Village and Park and Regents Canal. Approx. 602 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: C. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, reception room, kitchen.

£600 Per Week | £2,600 Per Calendar Month | Primrose Hill Lettings – 020 3151 4653

primrosehill@johndwood.co.uk

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Cresswell Place, SW7

The property boasts versatile living spaces throughout not to mention an impressive open plan kitchen, flooded with natural light from a two story glass wall that spans the rear of the building. Approx. 2,164 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), cloak room, reception room, kitchen/dining room, family/living room, utility, terrace, courtyard, garage. Freehold | Guide Price £4,000,000 | South Kensington – 020 3151 6425 southken@johndwood.co.uk

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Benjamin-Thomas Ross Sales - South Kensington

Courtfield Gardens, SW5

2 bedrooms, en suite bathroom, cloakroom, reception/dining room, kitchen, storage, balcony.

Leasehold | Guide Price £2,100,000 | South Kensington – 020 3151 6425 southken@johndwood.co.uk

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A bespoke first floor apartment with magnificent four metre high ceilings found in the reception room. A set of double French doors open out onto a charming south facing terrace which overlooks the beautiful church and communal gardens. Approx. 1,190 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D.
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All in the DETAIL

With over 30 years experience designing bathrooms, the team at Ripples understands that the process can sometimes be daunting. Its designers are experts on all aspects of bathrooms and here, Senior Designer Jo Sangster from Ripples London showroom answers some of the most commonly asked bathroom-related questions.

Q: What factors should I take into consideration before starting a bathroom design project?

A: There are a number of key considerations you should think about before starting a bathroom renovation project. My top 3 are:

1. When are you thinking about doing the work?

2. Have you considered lead times for products (this can be up to 8 weeks for some items) and also availability for installation teams?

3. Who is going to be using the bathroom: do you need to future proof it, does it need to be a child-friendly family bathroom, or is it an adult only space for relaxation and retreat?

Q: With Pinterest, Instagram and other great tools, can’t I just design my bathroom myself? Do I really need a bathroom designer?

A: Although there are a lot of great tools out there to give you style inspiration these days, there are so many other things to be considered when designing a

bathroom. Considerations around plumbing, electrics and room layout are best handled by a professional. If you are anything like me, you will have a lot of images on your Pinterest boards or magazine collection, encompassing a number of different styles. A Ripples designer can work with you to narrow down your choices, incorporating your inspiration into one cohesive scheme. Designers can also take the stress out of sourcing all of the product for your space, using their specialist knowledge to find the products which will work best for you. This will give you more time to focus on the more fun parts of your project!

Q: I am overwhelmed with choice, how do I narrow down my options?

A: There is a lot of choice out there so it is easy to feel overwhelmed. How I normally work with a client is to see if there is a running theme in the inspirational images they share with me during their visit to the showroom. My advice would then be to decide on one element of the bathroom which is completely non-negotiable. Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with a roll-top bath, obsessed over a statement tile or you’re certain you want a round mirror. Usually, deciding on one element of the bathroom can help guide the rest.

Q: Which are the key bathroom products I should invest budget in?

A: This is largely down to personal choice and the way you envisage using your bathroom. Personally, I always think it is

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The top 10 most commonly asked bathroom questions with bathroom design specialists Ripples. Senior Designer, Jo Sangster

worth investing in brassware as this is handled every day and you will quickly tell if the quality is not up to scratch. I also think quality tiles are really worth investing in as low quality tiles can almost look pixelated and can cheapen the overall aesthetic of the space. Part tiling the bathroom is a great way to introduce higher quality and more interesting tiles without having to spend too much. I also believe it’s important to invest in multiple lighting options as it’s so key to the useability and feeling of the bathroom.

Q: I want to create an on-trend bathroom but I don't want it to date. What are my options?

A: Creating an on-trend bathroom that won't date is always tricky as the whole concept of being on trend is very much like fashion – it's constantly changing. That being said there are ways to get around it. Firstly, make sure you love the trend. A bathroom generally only gets updated every 10 years so it’s a big commitment to something if you are not completely sold on it. Secondly, I usually advise taking elements of the current trends but toning them down slightly. Perhaps you could go for timeless bathroom furniture and sanitaryware and incorporate your preferred trend though blinds, towels and accessories.

Q: What lighting do I need in a bathroom?

A: The first level of lighting needed for all bathrooms will be either downlights or a

central light. This is controlled by one switch and gives you the overall lighting needed for general use and cleaning. The next level of lighting is task lighting. This could include lighting within your mirror or wall lights either side of the mirror. Wherever possible, go for side rather than top lighting to give a good overall lighting with minimal shadows – perfect for getting ready on dark winter mornings. The next level of lighting to consider is mood lighting. Low level lighting is key in a bathroom especially one with a bath or in an en-suite. This can be incorporated in soft spot lighting or strip lighting on top of recesses, by a bath or underneath a vanity unit. Having this on a separate switch means early mornings, late nights and even any middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom are not disturbed by bright lights coming on. In a family bathroom, you may also want to consider a PIR (passive infrared) sensor. As children get older they can then go into the bathroom at night on their own and lights will automatically come on.

Q: What are some quick tips for creating a more eco-friendly bathroom?

• Heating: opt for dual fuel heating as this can dramatically reduce energy usage in your home. You can control dual fuel radiators with a timer and use heated towel rails to heat the bathroom, without having to heat the rest of the home.

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Photo by Paul Craig
“The simplest way to add some colour into your bathroom if you are a little nervous is to part tile the bathroom then paint the walls in a more timeless colour. This can easily be changed over time.”
Senior Designer, Jo Sangster

• Lighting: LED spotlights and feature lighting use approximately 85% less energy than traditional bulbs.

• Extractor fans: choosing an extractor fan with a built-in timer and/or humidity sensor will use less energy as it switches off when not in use.

• Surfaces: glass surfaces are one of the greenest options available as they can keep being recycled again and again.

• Cold-start taps: cold-start taps are normal mixer taps which start running cold water first. These are great if you have a combi boiler as they don’t kick in unless you manually change the mixer across to hot.

• Reclaimed furniture: love the ‘lived-in’ look? Consider incorporating vintage or upcycled pieces within your bathroom, such as vanity units, mirrors and shelving.

Q: How long will my bathroom take to install?

A: On average a bathroom installation takes around 3 weeks. This is a surprise to a lot of clients as they often do not realise that a good installation team will need to strip the room back to the bare bones in order to transform it into a beautiful finished bathroom.

Q: Should I use big or small tiles in a smaller bathroom?

A: Generally, I advise using larger tiles, no matter the size of the space. This reduces the amount of grout needed which makes for easier cleaning and fewer grout lines give a more polished look. That being said, with the amount of

beautiful feature tiles out there, a mix of the two can work well. In a smaller bathroom it is more important to consider how product and tiles align, the areas of the room which are (and are not) going to be tiled and the grout colour.

Q: How can I introduce colour easily to my bathroom design?

A: The simplest way to add some colour into your bathroom if you are a little nervous is to part tile the bathroom then paint the walls in a more timeless colour. This can easily be changed over time. Other options include:

• Freestanding baths – painting the bath exterior can add some interest and add a focal point within the bathroom.

• Vanity units – many suppliers offer a bespoke colour service meaning you can colour match multiple products within your space.

• Plants - add spaces for plant life in your bathroom. Plants add a softness, a splash of colour and personally I find it a good challenge to keep them alive!

Q: Shall I opt for underfloor heating?

A: With a tiled bathroom floor, I would always recommend underfloor heating as it gives you ambient warmth, whatever the season. If you have a floor-tiled shower tray, underfloor heating can be incorporated underneath, helping to dry up water and keeping you warm underfoot whilst showering. Underfloor heating can even be taken up walls and onto tiled seats for an indulgent, spa-like experience. Underfloor heating is also a great selling point for the property as it’s a feature that cannot be retrofitted.

About Ripples

Founded in 1988 by Roger and Sandra Kyme, Ripples is an award-winning bathroom retailer renowned for its bespoke bathroom designs. Since its first showroom opened over 30 years ago, Ripples has franchised its business and now has an impressive portfolio of 13 stunning showrooms nationwide, including Ripples London which has been run by Roger and Sandra's daughter Lisa Kyme for the past 19 years. Ripples offers a truly tailored bathroom service, from product sourcing through to design consultancy from its dedicated team of in-house designers. The result? Beautifully designed bathrooms tailored to every client’s exacting needs.

Ripples London

26 England's Lane, Belsize Park, London NW3 4TG

Visit ripplesbathrooms.com or call 0800 107 0700 to find your nearest Ripples showroom and book a design consultation with a specialist bathroom designer.

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Glendower Place, SW7

A loft style apartment in the heart of South Kensington with stylish vaulted ceilings, creating a spacious open plan feel. The apartment is filled with natural light and accompanied by a high standard of finish throughout. Approx. 861 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception/dining room/kitchen, balcony.

Leasehold | Guide Price £1,400,000 | South Kensington – 020 3151 6425 southken@johndwood.co.uk

Cresswell Gardens, SW7

Boasting a private garden to the rear and providing plenty of space for entertaining, this spacious flat has been tastefully modernised to a high standard throughout. Located in a quiet residential enclave close to The Boltons. Approx. 1,024 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception/dining room/kitchen, utility, garden.

Leasehold | Guide Price £1,195,000 | South Kensington – 020 3151 6425 southken@johndwood.co.uk

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Jack Marchant Lettings - South Kensington Benjamin-Thomas Ross Sales - South Kensington

ShortLet

Princes Gate, SW7

Immaculate three bedroom, three bathroom apartment which has been interior designed and furnished to the highest standard on Princes Gate.

Approx. 1,780 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: B. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception, kitchen, porter.

£5,000 Per Week | £21,667 Per Calendar Month | South Kensington Lettings – 020 3151 6440

southken@johndwood.co.uk

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Hereford Square, SW7

A wonderful family home available to rent on Hereford Square, moments from Gloucester Road Tube Station and the amenities of South Kensington. Approx. 2,498 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden square access, roof terrace. £2,500 Per Week | £10,833 Per Calendar Month | South Kensington Lettings – 020 3151 6440 southken@johndwood.co.uk

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Jack Marchant Lettings - South Kensington Julian Masson Sales - Chiswick

Prebend Gardens, W4

An exceptional Victorian terraced house, positioned on a highly sought-after residential street. The property has been skilfully refurbished and re-modelled offering spacious proportions and high-end contemporary finishes. Approx. 2,360 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double reception, open plan kitchen/dining room, downstairs cloakroom, cellar, garden.

Freehold | Guide Price £2,300,000 | Chiswick – 020 3151 7253

chiswick@johndwood.co.uk

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Renaissance Square, W4

This apartment is set within a gated development, with secure parking, on site residents gym, and concierge service. Located on the first floor, the apartment is in excellent decorative order with a contemporary finish throughout. Approx. 559 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: B. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, reception, balcony. £460

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Per Week | £1,995 Per Calendar Month | Chiswick Lettings – 020 3151 6717 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk
Laura Purvor Lettings - Chiswick Georgia Clay Sales - Fulham Broadway

Filmer Road, SW6

This family house has been beautifully renovated to create a fabulous entertaining space on the ground floor, with the large open plan kitchen reception room of particular note. Approx. 1,838 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. Principal bedroom with en suite, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, reception room, open plan kitchen, utility room, garden, garage. Freehold | Guide Price £1,865,000 | Fulham Broadway – 020 3151 3989

fulhambroadway@johndwood.co.uk

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Delaford Street, SW6

A very well presented, split level apartment located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Fulham. The property benefits from bi-folding doors onto a private rear garden, with ample built in storage throughout. Approx. 1,181 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 3 bedrooms, reception room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, garden.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,100,000 | Fulham Broadway – 020 3151 3989 fulhambroadway@johndwood.co.uk

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Georgia Clay Sales - Fulham Broadway

Hildyard Road, SW6

A well-presented ground floor garden flat located on a quiet residential road close to both West Brompton and Fulham Broadway. The property has been decorated throughout with and benefits from a good sized garden. Approx. 771 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, maisonette, garden.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £800,000 | Fulham Broadway – 020 3151 3989

fulhambroadway@johndwood.co.uk

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Eduard Popa Lettings - Fulham Broadway Georgia Clay Sales - Fulham Broadway

Lillie Square, SW6

This exceptional sixth floor apartment comprises of an open plan reception room which benefits from plenty of natural light with floor to ceiling windows, an attractive integrated kitchen with a full range of appliances and a dining area. Approx. 1,114 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: B. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan reception room, kitchen with dining area.

£2,200 Per Week | £9,533 Per Calendar Month | Fulham Broadway Lettings – 020 3151 6709

fulhambroadway@johndwood.co.uk

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Rivermead Court, SW6

A beautifully laid out west facing flat situated on the 1st floor of this popular mansion block on the river. Newly renovated throughout to an exceptional standard the flat also benefits from a fully extended lease and upgraded heating system. Approx. 1,390 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and study area, 24 hrs porterage and parking, adjacent to the Hurlingham Club, communal gardens.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,600,000 | Parsons Green – 020 3369 4320 fulham@johndwood.co.uk

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Molly Derbyshire Sales - Parsons Green

Stephendale Road, SW6

This versatile property boasts a welcoming entrance hallway leading to the rear that hosts an impressively bright kitchen and reception with large island, skylight and sliding doors leading to the west facing walled garden. Approx. 1,137 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: C. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, walled garden.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,025,000 | Parsons Green – 020 3369 4320

fulham@johndwood.co.uk

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Linver Road, SW6

A five bedroom family home located in a stunning central Parsons Green location. The property features a large open plan reception leading through to a fully fitted eat in kitchen with access to a decked south-facing garden. Approx. 1,716 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 5 bed, 3 bathrooms, reception room, open plan kitchen & reception room, garden. £1,442 Per Week | £6,250 Per Calendar Month | Parsons Green Lettings – 020 3369 4320 fulham@johndwood.co.uk

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Dunstable Road, TW9

An immaculately presented Victorian villa, expertly extended and beautifully updated to create a wonderful home of outstanding quality and ideally located in a sought-after cul-de-sac, within easy reach of Richmond town centre and station. Approx. 1,102 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, modern open plan kitchen/breakfast room, reception room, 2 bath/shower rooms, garden.

Freehold | Guide Price £1,350,000 | Richmond – 020 3151 6301 richmond@johndwood.co.uk

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Marc Gregory Sales - Richmond Simon Philp Sales - St Margarets

Riverdale Gardens, TW1

A truly stunning apartment, located in this sought after residential road within a few minutes’ walk of Richmond Bridge, with direct access to a large residents’ garden and the benefit of allocated parking and share of freehold. Approx. 1,103 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: C. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), reception room, kitchen, basement, communal garden, allocated parking.

Share of Freehold | Guide Price £895,000 | St Margarets – 020 3369 4891

stmargarets@johndwood.co.uk

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Church Street, TW7

An immaculate purpose built apartment situated within this select gated development on one of the most picturesque stretches of the River Thames in Old Isleworth, with the benefit of a large balcony providing uninterrupted views. Approx. 1,021 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), reception room, kitchen, balcony, allocated parking, long lease.

Leasehold | Guide Price £739,950 | St Margarets – 020 3369 4891

stmargarets@johndwood.co.uk

Park Cottages, TW1

A charming and very well presented Victorian cottage situated in the heart of St Margarets village, within seconds of the large array of shopping and restaurant facilities and St Margarets station. Offered for sale with no onward chain. Approx. 650 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, reception room, bathroom, utility room, kitchen, garden.

Freehold | Guide Price £710,000 | St Margarets – 020 3369 4891

stmargarets@johndwood.co.uk

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Simon Philp Sales - St Margarets Jason Twenefour Lettings - St Margarets

Arlington Road, TW1

A simply stunning high specification eco townhouse in the heart of St Margarets. This is a truly superb location on a beautiful tree lined street, only a short walk to St Margarets station or Richmond town centre. Approx. 2,316 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: A. 5 bedrooms, 5 en-suite bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom, driveway, garden. £1,500 Per Week | £6,500 Per Calendar Month | St Margarets Lettings – 020 3151 5917 stmargarets@johndwood.co.uk

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Kersley Street, SW11

A substantial family house which has been the subject of an architectural and interior designed refurbishment where no detail has been overlooked. Approx. 2,835 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, reception room, family room, kitchen/dining room, gymnasium, utility room, roof terrace, garden.

Freehold | Guide Price £2,850,000 | Battersea – 020 3151 5529

battersea@johndwood.co.uk

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Alex Oppenheim Sales - Battersea Willow Bushnell Lettings - Battersea

Brynmaer Road, SW11

This beautiful family home, on Brynmaer Road, runs between Albert Bridge Road and Beechmore Road parallel with Prince of Wales Drive and moments from the wonderful open spaces and leisure of Battersea Park. Approx. 2,581 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. Principal bedroom with walkin wardrobe, en suite bathroom, 5 further bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double reception room, eat in kitchen, utility room. £1,846 Per Week | £8,000 Per Calendar Month | Battersea Lettings – 020 3151 6445

battersea@johndwood.co.uk

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PRICING YOUR HOME

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your home is one of the most important financial tasks homeowners will ever undertake. It is normally our largest asset, so the stakes are high. If you want to know how to get it right and extract the best price then read on.
Pricing

Valuing property is both an art and a science. The vast majority of property professionals will use the comparative method to value your home, basing their value on similar properties, that have recently sold. You can do this yourself by creating a valuation matrix, listing each comparable property and rating it on its similarity to your own. I would suggest a minimum of three properties but ideally more. The key factors to consider:

• When did it sell? The more recent the better

• Location is it better or worse? Buyers will tend to pay more for a property on a quiet residential road, consider its proximity to local amenities and transport links

• Aspect? Buyers tend to pay a premium for a southerly or westerly facing garden

• Size is an important factor, it will help if you can measure your property or find an old floor plan

• Condition, how is the property presented internally and externally

• Potential, does the property have scope to extend? Could you convert a garage? Development potential will add value

• For leasehold properties, length of the lease, cost of ground rent and service charge? Low leases and escalating ground rents can have a significant impact on value

Value is ultimately determined by what someone is willing to pay in the current market. Your property maybe worth more to one buyer than another and this will be influenced by what you are competing with.

So the next step is to envisage your property on the market and objectively compare it to what else is currently for

sale in the local area. As the Chinese general Sun Tzu said, “know thy enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated.” You should now have a good understanding of an approximate value of your property.

Now you should contact your local agent who will carry out a similar exercise, they will be able to paint a more accurate picture as they will have access to data not yet available online. For example recently agreed sales or off market transactions. As well as knowledge of current buyers and market sentiment. Ensure your agent has access to a large database of suitable buyers and can expose your property to the widest possible audience.

Homeowners can have a huge influence on the value of their property by taking the following steps:

• First impressions count. Ensure the front door, garden or communal hallway is in good decorative order

• Avoid selling a vacant property. Always sell a property furnished but not cluttered, it allows buyers to visualise themselves living there

• Play to your properties strength. If you have a large garden, try and sell during the Summer and Spring when it’s looking its best

• Be competitive with your asking price, don’t go for a value that can’t be substantiated

• Be flexible and accommodating for viewings

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“Valuing property is both an art and a science. The vast majority of property professionals will use the comparative method to value your home, basing their value on similar properties, which have recently sold.”

Hambalt Road, SW4

This beautifully presented family home benefits from numerous character features including high ceilings, ornate fireplaces and cornicing. Approx. 1,807 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen and garden.

Freehold | Guide Price £1,850,000 | Clapham – 020 3151 6209 clapham@johndwood.co.uk

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Xander Lemos Dawes Sales - Clapham

Grafton Square, SW4

A beautiful and characterful split level flat occupying the top two floors of this magnificent stucco-fronted grade II listed building. It is located on this most sought after garden square in the heart of Clapham Old Town, Grafton Square. Approx. 859 sq ft. Council Tax Band: C. Energy Rating: Exempt. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 reception room, dining room/kitchen.

Leasehold | Guide Price £700,000 | Clapham – 020 3151 6209 clapham@johndwood.co.uk

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KITCHEN Architecture

Taking inspiration from the colours and style of the beautiful North London property found just a short walk from Hampstead Heath, the client’s brief was to design a space that was a balance between a practical living and cooking space whilst creating a visually stunning design. The team in the Hampstead Poggenpohl Studio set about with the aim to create a kitchen that wasn’t something you see every day, but whilst doing so, had to ensure the design didn’t sacrifice functionality.

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The materials used needed to be sympathetic to the existing house and features, whilst remaining within a specific colour palette – which was fairly unique. The idea of using muted greens and browns came in quite early in the project as did the use of Poggenpohl’s Champagne Aluminium door front which can be seen on the tall housings. This finish paired naturally with the Bronze Anthracite textured door which has been

used in both a handle-less and handled capacity on the sink run and the island.

The different heights and depths of the cabinets throughout the space, help to create interest around the kitchen and the use of the double stacked furniture that is installed tight to the ceiling with the wall units beneath, again bridges the gap between looking good and having a practical use and purpose.

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The +Modo element of the island – now a recognised and often requested design synonymous with the brand - was a feature requested by the client from the very beginning, and had to be included. Due to the layout of the kitchen, the island had to be in an L-shape to make the most of the space, which meant utilising the internal edge for the client’s breakfast bar. In order to keep the worktop as visually clear as possible, this breakfast bar is set to the bottom edge of the worksurface and inset within the worktops. These sorts of top end design techniques really sets this space apart and warrants the price tag associated with a Poggenpohl kitchen.

The material used is Poggenpohl’s Light Smoked Oak which is mirrored on the pull-out open trays and inside the +Stage pocket doors. In order to achieve a thicker effect on the breakfast bar, rather than just simply installing two panels on top of one another, there is a custommade bronze panel inset between them, which is also used on the open shelves

on the panelled wall, again helping to tie the space together through the use of mirroring materials and design elements. The client’s brief for the worktops was to ensure that they were heat resistant allowing her to place items from the oven directly onto the worksurfaces, whilst also maintaining the colour palette and having to have a marble-like finish. The composite ‘Dekton’ in Taga was used as it hit every item on the client’s wish-list, it sits within the colour palette, allows for a practical kitchen whilst also looking stunning with all the characteristics of natural stone.

Overall, this kitchen is a triumph of practicality and design; both coming together seamlessly to create something new. A space that allows for comfortable family evenings cooking together, whilst also being a visually stunning part of the house – and perfect for entertaining too!

For more details on this design, or to find your nearest Poggenpohl Studio, visit www.poggenpohl.com or call 01727 738 100.

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“Overall, this kitchen is a triumph of practicality and design; both coming together seamlessly to create something new.”

Calbourne Road, SW12

A beautiful and rarely available family home split over three floors and located on a sought-after road beside Wandsworth Common. This stunning Victorian terrace has been finished to a modern but classic design throughout. Approx. 1,873 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 receptions, open plan style kitchen. £1,154 Per Week | £5,000 Per Calendar Month | Clapham Lettings – 020 3151 5754 clapham@johndwood.co.uk

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Crieff Road, SW18

A stunning and immaculately refurbished red-brick period house in the heart of Wandsworth. Tastefully and impeccably modernised, this family home has authentic period features and excellent proportions throughout. Approx. 2,708 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms.

Freehold | Guide Price £2,300,000 | Wandsworth – 020 3369 43298

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Wandsworth Common Westside, SW18

A beautifully presented two bedroom apartment, situated on the first floor of this period building. This immaculate property is set back from the road and offers a modern finish, excellent space and stunning views of Wandsworth Common. Approx. 761 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 reception.

£2,500 Per Calendar Month | Wandsworth Lettings – 020 3151 6457 wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk

Newstead Way, SW19

A fine example of one of these sought after townhouses located in this popular road close to Wimbledon Village and adjacent to the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The house offers a southerly facing rear garden. Approx. 1,701 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: B. 4 bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom, reception room, dining room, kitchen, WC, garage, garden, driveway. Freehold | Guide Price £1,400,000 | Wimbledon – 020 3151 6806 wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk

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Combemartin Road, SW18

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on one of Southfields’ premier residential roads this family home is centrally located, offering excellent access to Southfields’ local shops, District Line Underground Station as well as prominent local schools. Approx. 3,100 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, large garden, cellar, off street parking. Freehold | Guide Price £2,000,000 | Southfields – 020 3151 7351 southfields@johndwood.co.uk
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Wimbledon Park Road, SW19

This immaculate apartment in an exclusive development has been newly developed to a very high standard. The property has its own staircase leading to an open plan kitchen/living room and bi-fold doors leading to a private paved terrace. Approx. 800 sq ft. Council Tax Band: C. Energy Rating: B. Open-plan kitchen sitting room, large private balcony, bathroom, two double bedrooms. £600 Per Week | £2,600 Per Calendar Month | Southfields Lettings – 020 3151 6742 southfields@johndwood.co.uk

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Panmuir Road, SW20

An opportunity has arisen to acquire a Berkeley Home, built in 2014. This spacious and modern terraced family house has the benefit of a wonderful rear garden and private allocated parking. Approx. 1,732 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: B. 4 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms, family bathroom, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, rear garden, allocated parking. Freehold | Guide Price £1,150,000 | Wimbledon – 020 3151 6806 wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk

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The Downs, SW20

This contemporary apartment is located in this modern and sought-after gated development. The apartment offers spacious living accommodation featuring a wonderful open-plan kitchen and sitting room with views of the North Downs. Approx. 1,049 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms, reception/kitchen, WC.

Leasehold | Guide Price £750,000 | Wimbledon – 020 3151 6806 wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk

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Hillview, SW20

A beautifully finished family home located in a desirable area of Wimbledon. Externally this property benefits from off street parking, a garage, a private lawned garden also with a decked area. Approx. 1,170 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, open plan reception room, modern kitchen, off street parking, garden. £831 Per Week | £3,750 Per Calendar Month | Wimbledon Lettings – 0203 151 6450 wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk

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South Nutfield, Redhill

An excellent and rare opportunity to acquire a substantial 16th Century Grade II listed country home along with a 4 bedroom detached Coach House ideal for those looking for multiple family accommodation or a secondary property. Approx. 8,649 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: Exempt.

Main House: 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, extensive off road parking and garaging, 2 acre garden, Coach House.

Freehold | Guide Price £2,000,000 | Country House Department – 020 3369 1158 countryhouse@johndwood.co.uk

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Chiddingstone Hoath, Tonbridge

A beautiful detached character cottage located down a private road in one of the most desirable villages in the area. Well-appointed accommodation retaining many character features and a mature country garden. Approx. 1,908 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: F. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, utility room, boot room, detached garage and grounds totalling 1 acre. Freehold | Guide Price £1,500,000 | Country House Department – 020 3369 1158 countryhouse@johndwood.co.uk

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5 REASONS why gardens are good for you

It is increasingly acknowledged that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health. When space became a premium during the pandemic, it became a priority for buyers, as ‘gardens’ became Zoopla’s second most popular search term.

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Whether you love to exercise outdoors, are a keen gardener, or just enjoy a few quiet moments in some outdoor space, we look at how gardens can improve our physical and emotional wellbeing:

1. They are a never-ending challenge for creation

Sometimes good and sometimes not so –we have all made mistakes with planting flowers and shrubs. Whether your aim is to encourage wildlife to thrive or just have scenic space with a certain colour theme, once you’ve determined what type of soil you have, what should grow and what actually grows isn’t always guaranteed, and certainly challenges ones creative flair.

2. Growing your own!

You can’t beat the satisfaction of a riot of seasonal and colourful produce, particularly when it’s all your own doing. Growing your own fruit and veg also increases an appreciation of the complexities that farms navigate to get their harvest into supermarkets and onto our plates. Along with the demands to keep things fresh but organic, and waste to a minimum, albeit, you might be working on a smaller scale.

3. Great for connection

Whether it’s between us and nature, or fellow humans, we need connection for our minds, our bodies and our spirits. Front gardens for example, not only have curb appeal for your home, they can inspire conversation and can build bonds between neighbours, as well as passersby. And private gardens, are a great place to spend time catching up or entertaining family, friends, not forgetting a fabulous haven for any pets or indeed the wildlife that might wish to roam in your creation.

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They matter for kids

Not only as a space to step away from digital devices which are so ingrained in our daily lives now, but for them to play and learn. When children are given a chance to grow flowers or food, they can feel a great sense of accomplishment. Sharing their successes and skills while forging relationships between generations. How many gardeners learned at the elbow of a parent or grandparent?

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You can keep fit

From strength training to HIIT workouts, gardens can provide an ideal space for you to increase your heart rate and get your body moving. However, if you’re not keen on the idea of creating an outdoor gym, why not treat gardening like a typical workout: stretch and then alternate light activities with heavier ones. You might rake for a little while, then dig a few holes, then prune. Take some time to cool down by snipping flowers or picking vegetables, and you’re done! Keen gardeners might be delighted to learn that the number of calories burnt from 30 minutes of gardening is comparable to playing badminton, volleyball or practising yoga.

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“You can’t beat the satisfaction of a riot of seasonal and colourful produce, particularly when it’s all your own doing.”

Bells Yew Green, Tonbridge

A wonderful opportunity to purchase a charming Grade II listed Oast house with character features throughout including an impressive Inglenook fireplace. Set in an outstanding rural location, 1 mile to Frant mainline station and within 3 miles of Tunbridge Wells. Approx. 4,041 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: Exempt.

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4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, roundel kitchen/breakfast room, separate home office, detached triple garage, garden and paddock totalling over 4 acres.

Freehold | Guide Price £1,500,000 | Country House Department – 020 3369 1158 countryhouse@johndwood.co.uk

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Church Lane, Lymington

One of the finest Grade II listed Wisteria clad period properties in central Lymington, occupying a delightful south facing position south of the famed High Street within close proximity to the town’s amenities and the riverside marinas. Approx. 4,040 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: Exempt. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, kitchen. Various outbuildings, garaging. Superb and beautifully maintained south facing walled garden. Freehold | Guide Price £2,600,000 | Lymington – 01590 540 071 lymington@johndwood.co.uk

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Pikes Hill, Lyndhurst

Abutting the open forest yet within a few minutes level walk of the extensive facilities afforded by the village of Lyndhurst, commonly regarded as the ‘Capital’ of the New Forest, is this fantastic ‘new build’ blackened contemporary barn. Approx. 2,639 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: B. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, through kitchen/family room, double garage, cloakroom, landscaped gardens.

Freehold | Guide Price £1,600,000 | Lymington – 01590 540 071

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The perfect

ESCAPE

Thyme – A family-run retreat for all seasons.

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When the Hibbert family moved to the Cotswolds’ village of Southrop two decades ago, they acquired the derelict farm buildings that sat adjacent to their new home. Whilst she didn’t set out to create what Thyme is today, Caryn Hibbert’s primary desire was to breathe new life into these magnificent buildings, preserving their huge internal spaces and reconnecting them with the land and farm, befitting of their agricultural heritage. And so the journey began. Slow, meticulous, considered and organic, the oftenarduous work has produced a collective of the extraordinary buildings that is Thyme today.

Working alongside her son, Charlie (Chef Director) and daughter, Milly (General Manager), Caryn and her

family have created a true destination in the Cotswolds. In addition to the farm and gardens at Thyme, bedrooms are situated in the Georgian rectory – the lodge, the farmhouse and cottages around the courtyard and gardens; there is a school, whose aim is to inspire seasonal creativity in cooking, painting or making; the Ox Barn restaurant and Baa Bar provide nourishment; the Meadow Spa with its spring water swimming pool, tennis court, Orchid House & Botanical Bothy are sanctuaries of wellness; two boutiques selling Bertioli’s breathing and bathing collection, womenswear, tableware and homeware (all designed by Caryn) are hard to resist; there’s a glorious tithe barn for exhibitions and private events; a cottage for private hire; and the recently refurbished Swan pub in the village has just re-opened.

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Top: The Baa Bar at Thyme. Above: The Swan Pub.

FOOD

If Charlie’s food had to be labelled, it would probably be referred to as gardenand-farm-to-fork seasonal. The land, farm, herb and vegetable gardens and the fruit and nut orchards are all at the heart of what Charlie cooks at Thyme, and it’s entirely possible that you’ll find summer seasonal produce in winter dishes, having been preserved, pickled or candied for the occasion. It’s inventive and ingredient-led. Vegetables like kohlrabi, yacón, bitter leaves and fennel play as important a role as peas, leeks and onions. Sustainable fish, grass-fed meat and British-produced cheese also feature heavily, but vegetarians and vegans would be equally happy with his creativity. Braises, roasts, tonnatas, terrines, ragus and broths all require time… Charlie puts a great deal of time and thought into each and every dish on the menu at Thyme. It’s slow food. It’s to be relished, savoured and enjoyed.

SUSTAINABILITY

Thyme’s vegetable gardens are carefully managed so that they deliver abundance from the land whilst protecting and

maintaining a healthy rich soil.

Sustainability is at the heart of Thyme’s general modus operandi and there is a commitment across the estate to remove all single use plastics where possible. In the bedrooms, you will find Bertioli’s cleansing and conditioning bar for hair and body, eliminating plastic and reducing carbon footprint. There is a rigorous composting, re-use and recycle policy in place. For the past four years, Thyme has maintained the highest rating of 3 stars with The Sustainable Restaurant Association. They’re also members of The Slow Food Movement, supporters of the Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise campaign; 1% for the Planet; and Plant Life.

HAPPENINGS

From 19th January to 1st May, a new exhibition of botanical works by the Contemporary American artist Jane Hammond, also in collaboration with the Lyndsey Ingram Gallery, will go on show. Hammond specialises in vibrant collages of flowers, grasses, insects and birds which offer a fresh interpretation on traditional still life.

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Top Left: Chef Director Charlie Hibbert. Top Right: Thyme’s Rosti, Radicchio, Beetroot and Goat’s Curd. Above: Thyme’s Water Meadows. Below: Thyme’s Vegatable Garden.

“I’ve always loved drawing and painting, but as I pursued a career in medicine, they became something I’d done when I was a little girl. It was only a few years ago that I started drawing again, picking up a pencil and rediscovering a passion that I had forgotten. Starting with little doodles of roses, dahlias and ferns, my son Charlie saw the drawings and asked for them to be on the back of his Ox Barn menus. This gave me the confidence to start spending more time creating what are now our Bertioli Patterns of Nature. I’ve since painted many of the wonderful plants in our gardens at Thyme and will continue to do so.”

BERTIOLI

The name Bertioli is Caryn’s maiden name and since her parents were such an inspiration to her, it seemed apt to use it for Thyme’s sibling brand. Bertioli is the vehicle for Thyme’s beauty & wellness, tableware, womenswear and soon-tolaunch interior fabrics collections.

Bertioli’s Patterns of Nature is an everevolving collection of exquisite linen tablecloths, napkins, placemats and ceramics, shaped by nature, designed by Caryn and brought to life by Milly Hibbert. New patterns are launched throughout each year to celebrate the seasons.

Silk Wear

As with everything at Thyme, the thread of nature and the land weaves an intricate path through the Bertioli silk wear. Milly has transformed Caryn’s prints into a

collection of refined pieces, inspired by classic cuts and elegant silhouettes. Made up of nine styles and transcending seasons and trends, the pieces are designed to last and be truly versatile, moving effortlessly between day and night, from loungewear to eveningwear. The collection is available in four different prints: rivermint, fern, wild rose and pink rose.

Beauty & Wellness

Bertioli Beauty draws its inspiration for its founding scent from the fragrant flora that thrive in the exquisite wild water meadows at Thyme. Using the healing botanicals’ essential oils beneficial to respiratory health, the bathing and breathing collection, with its hero breathing balm, helps the integration of conscious breathwork into everyday life and, in so doing, harnesses the scientifically-proven wellbeing effects to both body and mind.

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Eat | Stay | Live | Learn Book Thyme, Southrop Manor Estate Southrop, Gloucestershire, GL7 3PW www.thyme.co.uk | 01367 850 174 | @thyme.england
Top: Bertioli Silk Wear. Above: The Pure Spring Water Pool at Thyme.

Southampton Road, Lymington

This two bedroom property maintains a wealth of character features. This stunning property forms part of a Victorian manor house and benefits from ample driveway parking for several vehicles and beautifully landscaped gardens. Approx. 1,961 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: E. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom, garden, parking. £508 Per Week | £2,200 Per Calendar Month | Lymington Lettings – 01590 540 085

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Southmoor Road, Walton Manor

An elegant, four bedroom, period house, located in this very popular residential road in Walton Manor. Approx. 1,726 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, through sitting room, kitchen/dining room, WC, utility room, home office/gym. Freehold | Guide Price £1,550,000 | Oxford – 01865 575209 oxford@johndwood.co.uk

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ShortLet

The Avenue, Great Tew

SHORT LET ONLY! In the heart of Great Tew and convenient for Soho Farmhouse, a charming, four bedroom grade II listed thatched cottage with large garden. Available mid-April until mid-July. Approx. 2,000 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: Exempt. 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, terrace, pretty garden. £1,384 Per Week | £6,000 Per Calendar Month | Oxford Lettings – 01865 575208 oxford@johndwood.co.uk

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Pure Brilliance

Boodles – established over two centuries ago – enjoys an illustrious reputation based on innovative design and quality craftsmanship

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Founded as Boodle and Dunthorne in 1798, the family-run fine jewellery house specialises in diamonds and epitomises the best of British, it having created items of historic note including a silver stand for Queen Elizabeth’s 1947 wedding cake. Treasurable collections include the irresistibly ladylike Blossom, ever-loved Raindance and contemporary BEACH, while jewellery box delights range from delicately sparkling Boodles necklaces and bracelets to earrings and diamonddotted stacking rings in gold and platinum. Classic and contemporary all at once, Boodles can be relied upon for everything from engagement rings to cocktail pieces featuring remarkable stones and quirky settings.

www.boodles.com

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“Classic and contemporary all at once”

Oxshott Rise, Cobham

A spacious and immaculately presented property, situated in the prestigious Oxshott Way private gated estate. This home has incredible grounds fitting from a tennis court, outdoor heated pool and beautifully landscaped gardens. Approx. 6,234 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rooms, reception, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, games room, gym, tennis court, swimming pool, 1.25 acres. Freehold | Guide Price £5,375,000 | Cobham – 01932 645 538 cobham@johndwood.co.uk

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Leigh Road, Cobham

An absolutely beautiful home set on a popular road in the heart of Cobham Village. The current owner has recently completed a fabulous ground floor renovation to create a simply stunning living space with hand crafted kitchen. Approx. 2,622 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, reception/dining/kitchen, family room, utility, cloakroom, south west facing garden, parking for several vehicles. Freehold | Guide Price £1,700,000 | Cobham – 01932 645 538 cobham@johndwood.co.uk

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Birds Hill Road, Cobham

A beautiful family home set within the exclusive Crown Estate which offers substantial living accommodation along with an outdoor swimming pool. Approx. 6,166 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, outdoor pool. £3,231 Per Week | £14,000 Per Calendar Month | Cobham Lettings – 020 3151 7253 cobham@johndwood.co.uk

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Embercourt Road, Esher

A very well presented double fronted family home located on a wide corner plot. With a southerly aspect garden and driveway parking for at least 6 vehicles. Approx. 1,934 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, (1 en suite), family bathroom, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, utility, garden, driveway parking for several vehicles. Freehold | Guide Price £1,350,000 | Esher – 020 3151 7253 esher@johndwood.co.uk

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Byfleet Road, Cobham

Situated on a private road on the environs of St. Georges Hill estate and surrounded by an idyllic woodland setting is this attractive traditionally built detached family home. Approx. 6,650 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 4 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, reception room/bedroom 5, garden, annexe, home office, swimming pool. Freehold | Guide Price £3,500,000 | Weybridge – 01932 645 716 weybridge@johndwood.co.uk

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Westcar Lane, Walton-Thames

This substantial family home is situated on a tree-lined road within Hersham Village, and has been sympathetically extended and modernised by the current owners. Located within 0.7 miles of Walton-on-Thames mainline station. Approx. 3,900 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. Triple aspect principal suite, additional 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, reception room, garden, studio/office. Freehold | Guide Price £2,250,00 | Weybridge – 01932 645 716

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Ashley Road, Walton-on-Thames

This substantial and imposing detached house is set on a generous plot in this much sought after location ideally situated for Walton-on-Thames mainline station, town centre, and well thought of local schools. Approx. 3,440 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D.

Principal bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, en suite shower room, 3 reception rooms, garden, double garage and driveway.

Freehold | Guide Price £1,795,000 | Weybridge – 01932 645 716

weybridge@johndwood.co.uk

Dorchester Road, Weybridge

A superbly extended four bedroom semi-detached Victorian period house in a highly regarded road in the town centre of Weybridge. Approx. 1,596 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), reception room, kitchen/breakfast/family room, cloakroom, utility room, garden.

Freehold | Guide Price £995,000 | Weybridge – 01932 645 716

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Thomas Barham Sales - Weybridge Bea Piazza Lettings - Weybridge

Granville Road, Weybridge

A well-presented and fully furnished family home set behind electric gates, within the prestigious St George’s Hill estate with indoor swimming pool complex and an abundance of space. Approx. 9,292 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, indoor swimming pool, enclosed garden, triple garage, kitchen/breakfast room. £4,154 Per Week | £18,000 Per Calendar Month | Weybridge Lettings – 01932 645 293

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ST IVES: The happiest place to live

With some of the best beaches and crystal clear waters that could rival the Mediterranean, and an abundance of arts on its doorstep, would you consider moving to this cultural Cornish hub?

The sense of community is strong in St Ives, and in a survey by Rightmove, many of its residents said the area gave them a feeling of belonging, which is a major contributor to feeling happy while living in this seaside town – along with polite and friendly neighbours.

Rightmove’s Happy at Home study of 21,000 people, named St Ives as the happiest place to live in Great Britain.

So as the days get longer, and the desire for sunshine, happiness and luxury grows, is it time to consider a permanent move or even a dalliance with the Cornish coast?

The magnificent 19th century manor, Treloyhan, is being lovingly restored to bring many of its original features back into use for contemporary living.

Treloyhan was originally built by local shipping magnate, Edward Hain as his private family home and was designed by Silvanus Trevail, who was perhaps one of the most famous Cornish architects of the 19th Century.

Treloyhan Manor is comprised of 18 luxury residences and is a symbol of Cornish history, echoed by its unrivalled elevated location. It offers a selection of one, two and three bedroom properties set atop the quintessential bluffs of Carbis Bay, overlooking the crystal azure waters of Cornwall.

England’s south west coast has been an important fishing port since the medieval era, and settlements have been discovered nearby dating back thousands of years. While tourism is now one of the area’s most important industries, the slow-paced style of living remains appealing to many, especially those looking to escape the Capital.

For further information on this beautiful development, email newhomes@johndwood.co.uk

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“Rightmove’s Happy at Home study of 21,000 people, named St Ives as the happiest place to live in Great Britain.”
Treloyhan Manor, St Ives.

Treloyhan ST IVES, CORNWALL

New Development

Treloyhan is a 19th Century Manor, located in one of Cornwall’s most exclusive coastal villages in St Ives with an elevated position and far reaching views across the bays of St Ives and Carbis Bay and the picturesque fishing harbour. Each residence at Treloyhan is unique, maintaining its period details from the former Manor House and comprises of 18 luxury residences, offering a selection of one, two and three bedrooms.

Sizes range from approx. 312 sq ft – 1,350 sq ft
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internal. Available summer
Virtual freehold, with benefit of a leasehold term of 999 years | Prices from £400,000 - £1,500,000 New Homes - 020 3151 4349

Courtney Place, Cobham

A beautifully presented family home finished to a high specification. Set in a sought after development within a short distance of ACS International School. Approx. 3,825 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. Principal bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, drawing room, family room, study, kitchen/dining room, utility, garage, garden. £1,875 Per Week | £7,500 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Cobham – 01932 645 503 cobham@apwproperty.com

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This original Arts & Crafts building has been sympathetically renovated into a contemporary family home offering flexible accommodation, surrounded by extensive gardens. Approx. 2,682 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, wrap around garden.

£5,250 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Cobham – 01932 645 503 cobham@apwproperty.com

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Ockham Parish, Ockham apwproperty.com

A beautifully refurbished family home offering a superb newly fitted kitchen with top of the range appliances. Four reception rooms allow for a variety of living spaces. Approx. 1,990 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: D. Principal bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sitting, family room, study. £1,187.50 Per Week | £4,750 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Cobham – 01932 645 503 cobham@apwproperty.com

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Lauren Howe Lettings - APW Cobham
Nightingale Avenue, West Horsley apwproperty.com
Amanda Driver Lettings - APW Weybridge

Beautiful Georgian style property boasting spacious accommodation with self-contained annexe. Short drive to Kingston town centre. Long or short lets available. Approx. 8,792 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: E. 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, indoor swimming pool, games room, sauna, large garden with river views. £6,000 Per Week | £25,000 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Weybridge – 01932 645 529 weybridge@apwproperty.com

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Hampton Court Road, East Molesey apwproperty.com

Located in a quiet cul de sac is this fully refurbished, impressive executive home. Neutrally decorated throughout and boasting a designer kitchen with lovely open-plan living area. Approx. 2,947 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 receptions rooms.

£1,500 Per Week | £6,500 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Weybridge – 01932 645 529 weybridge@apwproperty.com

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Herons Croft, Weybridge apwproperty.com
Amanda Driver Lettings - APW Weybridge

Located in a quiet cul de sac, is this impressive, family home. Neutrally decorated throughout & boasting a designer eat-in kitchen with lovely open-plan living area. Approx. 2,837 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 receptions, kitchen, landscaped rear garden. £1,500 Per Week | £6,500 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Weybridge – 01932 645 529 weybridge@apwproperty.com

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Herons Croft, Weybridge apwproperty.com

Birds Hill Drive, Oxshott

A beautifully presented detached family home with an 80ft drive through stunning gardens, within the exclusive, private Crown Estate. The property is close to the mainline station and with good access to many renowned schools. Approx. 5,167 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms, swimming pool, chalet/home office, located on the sought after Crown Estate location. £3,462 Per Week | £15,000 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | CHK Esher – 01372 390 058 esher@chkmountford.com

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Gavin Fleming Lettings - CHK Esher

Mayfield Road, Weybridge

An attractive six bedroom detached family home located in a sought after residential road close to central Weybridge. Recently redecorated throughout, the spacious accommodation is arranged over three floors. Approx. 4,030 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 receptions. Stunning gardens, close to the town centre.

£1,846 Per Week | £8,000 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | CHK Esher – 01372 390 058 esher@chkmountford.com

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The Broadway, Thames Ditton

Located in an exclusive development of just eight apartments, this first floor property is superbly crafted throughout, integrating luxury finishes and modern practicality. Approx. 704 sq ft. Council Tax Band: C. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan reception space, juliet balcony, allocated parking.

£450 Per Week | £1,950 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | CHK Surbiton – 02031 510 061

surbiton@chkmountford.co.uk

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Ryan Letch Lettings - CHK Surbiton

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Battersea

501 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LW

Sales: 020 3151 5529

Lettings: 020 3151 6445

Belgravia

25 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RP

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Cadogan Street

59 Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2QJ

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Chelsea Green

9 Cale Street, London, SW3 3QS

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Chelsea King’s Road

296 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UG

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Chiswick

45 Turnham Green Terrace, London, W4 1RG

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Clapham

53 Abbeville Road, London, SW4 9JX

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Cobham

2 Church Street, Cobham, KT11 3EG

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Docklands & City

Unit 2, 37b Millharbour, Canary Wharf, London E14 9TX

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Earl’s Court

239 Earl’s Court Road, London, SW5 9AH

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Esher

53 High Street, Esher, KT10 9RQ

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Fulham Broadway

506 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5 NJ

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14-15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS

020 3369 1687

Kensington

162 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BN

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Lymington

53 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9ZB

Sales: 01590 540071

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Notting Hill

129-131 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB

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Oxford

235 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7HN

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Parsons Green

287 New Kings Road, London, SW6 4RE

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Lettings: 020 3151 6447

Primrose Hill

166 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 8XN

Sales: 020 3151 6287

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Richmond

31 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1AD

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Lettings: 020 3151 4002

Southfields

21 Replingham Road, London, SW18 5LT

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South Kensington

125 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4TE

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St Margarets

127 St Margarets Road, Twickenham, TW1 1RG

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Wandsworth

324 Trinity Road, London, SW18 3RG

Sales: 020 3151 6697

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Weybridge

7 Baker Street, Weybridge, KT13 8AF

Sales: 01932 645716

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Wimbledon

5 Church Road, London, SW19 5DW

Sales: 020 3151 6805

Lettings: 020 3151 6450

Winchester (Opening Summer 2023)

82 High Street

Winchester, SO23 9AP

Sales: 01962 848 600

Lettings: 01962 848 601

APW Cobham

65 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, KT11 1JQ

Lettings: 01932 645503

APW Weybridge

134 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 9HJ

Lettings: 01932 645529

CHK Mountford Esher

53 High Street, Esher, KT10 9RQ

Lettings: 01372 390058

CHK Mountford Surbiton

162-164 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6HG

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