John D Wood & Co. Magazine Autumn/Winter 2022/23

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WELCOME

To the latest Autumn/Winter 22/23 John D Wood & Co. Magazine

After the hottest summer on record since 1884, many wondered whether the heat had left the property market. Now, with changes to stamp duty, a flip flopping approach to tax changes, as well as no limits on bankers' bonuses, the question is, “how quickly will the housing market adapt to the changes?’’, and indeed, ‘’how certain can we be this Government will last the course?’’.

Despite rising interest rates, the cost of borrowing is still competitive, and having been ‘spoilt’ in recent years with such low rates, we are actually seeing a return to a sort of normality.

There is no doubt that the cost of living crisis will impact everyone, but it may help focus decisions around relocation. Whether it is considering moving closer to a good school to avoid boarding school fees, or in the face of a recession, working more hours in the office to ensure direct visibility in supporting businesses, whilst aiding to keep energy bills down at home.

Looking forwards, our expectation is that the market will remain resilient, with London and prime UK locations still seen as great places to put down roots, build businesses and make investments. Prices will no doubt soften, as buyers adjust their budget to factor rising living costs, but property remains a solid investment providing a long term view is adopted.

We wait to see what direction the Renters Reform Bill will take under the new Government’s direction – will it drive more landlords to sell their investment property? With landlords owning 19%* of the available property in the UK, we hope that a balance can be achieved to ensure that letting property is still seen as a wise investment, and that the changes in stamp duty are seen positively.

All in all, the love affair with property continues and is, in many opinions, a relatively stable personal pension pot alternative.

Polly Ogden Duffy Managing Director at John D Wood & Co. hq@johndwood.co.uk

* English Housing Survey - Headline Report, 2020-21

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CONTENTS

2022/23

36 Winter Hideaways

With over 100,000 properties worldwide, we have put together a snapshot of winter escapes and the reasons to consider them.

104 Breaching the Belt

We are now finding that London buyers are spreading their wings much further afield and looking at areas not considered before.

120 For All Seasons

The scenic route to five-star bliss. Coworth Park offers idyllic relaxation in many guises, from a rural detox to a romantic escape.

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AUTUMN/WINTER
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16 Behind the Façade

A look at a developers re-build of a property in one of Chelsea’s best-loved streets.

28 The Audacity of Excellence

With its refined glamour, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust stands for style and technical performance.

72 Sporting Prowess

The New Range Rover Sport has made its global premiere with a dramatic world-first climb.

What’s in Store for...

Sales & Lettings in 2023.

How to Get a Swift Sale

If you want to achieve the swift sale of your property, you need to operate like a Formula 1 team.

Escape to the World of Scent

Explore the enchanted world of English Pear & Freesia from Jo Malone London.

Catching the Right Area

Where to live can become a key factor in school applications.

Motivators to Buy a New Home

The new homes market has outperformed expectations in sales and growth.

All Change

We look at how changes in the mortgage market will impact not just the property sector but the wider economy.

All in the Detail

Commonly asked bathroom questions with bathroom design specialists Ripples.

Through the Looking Glass

How do you date buildings? It’s complicated!

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What’s in store for SALES & LETTINGS IN 2023?

Tanya Hasking, Head of Lettings, and Robert Green, Director in Chelsea, comment on their thoughts for the year ahead.

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Average House Data in Prime Central London Comparison to FTSE across 2012-2022

In recent years, property prices have soared, particularly on family homes where the ‘race for space’ for both living and working at home has become a priority. In turn, we have faced a shortage of available property across England, in both the sales and lettings markets, which has failed to satisfy the volume of those desperately seeking new homes, leading to prices being driven higher and at times – a return of gazumping.

Whilst many of the seasonal trends are still present in a post-Covid world, there are those trends that remain less predictable. Unsurprisingly, in the lettings market we have seen tenant demand peak throughout the summer months, driven by those looking to settle for schooling, new graduates moving to commercial hubs, and expats relocating to the UK for work. However, the increasing prices have shown little sign of slowing, despite the cost of living heading in a relentless upward trajectory. Usually, we see a downturn in activity over the winter months and into the new year, but as the rental property shortage continues, we expect that demand is here to stay. However it raises the question: how long can these uncharacteristically high prices be sustained?

Turning to sales, the prime London residential property market follows a different set of rules to the wider UK market – one reason for this is that many buyers and sellers are discretionary. This year we have seen some potential sellers holding back, because either they were having difficulty finding a replacement property, or perhaps they felt the price

rises of 2021 and early 2022 might continue.

With the economic headwinds that our economy is facing, it is likely that those holding off for better prices may now step forward, assuming current prices are maintained, easing some of the congestion in the market.

Capital Economics is predicting prices in prime London may drop by 2% next year, rising again in 2024, compared with a much less upbeat forecast for the wider market. And whilst interest rate rises will significantly impact much of the UK, the ability of the average prime London buyer to either service these higher costs, or even revert to paying cash for property, will insulate the market from a slowdown.

One should not ignore the impact of exchange rates either. The current weak pound will encourage overseas buyers.

The impact of this after the credit crisis was a significant factor in the strong recovery that we saw from 2009 onwards.

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.’

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“With the economic headwinds that our economy is facing, it is likely that those holding off for better prices may now step forward, assuming current prices are maintained, easing some of the congestion in the market.”
*Data source: Zoopla Average House Price Data for Prime Central London
12 | johndwood.co.uk Smith Terrace, SW3 With a very good balance of accommodation, this beautifully presented and well extended house is set on the popular south side of Smith Street. The south facing roof terrace is an excellent addition. Approx. 1,927 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, open-plan family room, utility room, roof terrace. Freehold | Guide Price £3,850,000 | Chelsea Green – 020 3151 5592 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk
Robert Green Sales - Chelsea Green Jamie Davidson Sales - Chelsea Green Merton Croisdale-Appleby Sales - Chelsea Green
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Robert Green Sales - Chelsea Green Jamie Davidson Sales - Chelsea Green Merton Croisdale-Appleby Sales - Chelsea Green
Margaretta Terrace, SW3 An attractive, Grade II Listed house set behind a pretty front garden in one of Chelsea's most desirable streets. The house is beautifully arranged, with an excellent balance of reception and bedroom accommodation. Approx. 1,701 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: Exempt. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, cloakroom, front and rear gardens. Freehold | Guide Price £3,750,000 | Chelsea Green – 020 3151 5592 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk
William Richardson Lettings - Chelsea King’s Road
15 | johndwood.co.uk Charles II Place, SW3 Charles II Place, is situated just off the King’s Road in Chelsea in a secure gated development, set over three floors, and comprises of an internal garage, kitchen, dining room, conservatory with quiet south facing patio garden. Approx 1,700 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 reception room, study, conservatory, patio garden. £1,650 Per Week | £7,150 Per Calendar Month | Chelsea King's Road Lettings – 020 3151 6455 chelsea@johndwood.co.uk
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“We know when to get excited. Choosing to work on the best streets isn’t hard and will always be of interest because it’s where our buyers expect to be.

15 Smith Terrace was a great acquisition for us – it’s a fantastic position on the southern terrace, and the street has always attracted strong prices for the best houses.”

BEHIND THE FAÇADE

15 Smith Terrace, SW3

During May 2020, in the middle of the first Covid lockdown, bespoke property developers Peter Dykes and his business partner Alexander Acloque took the brave decision to exchange contracts on the purchase of their latest redevelopment project at 15 Smith Terrace in Chelsea. Approximately two years later, they set a new record price in one of Chelsea’s best-loved streets creating a brand new home, behind the charming period façade.

The pairs’ approach to property refurbishment is unlike that of a typical developer, who might refurbish several homes or apartments, with a set formula and style to help keep design decisions and costs at bay. Peter and Alex start each project with a clean sheet, and apply their core principles and flare for great design. Coupled with their in-depth knowledge of the restrictive parameters, from local authority and planning requirements, neighbourly considerations, to good construction practice, as well as the paperwork that goes with that – whether it's, party wall awards, construction contracts and guarantees - they created a bespoke luxury home that actually works to make the practicalities of everyday living in a prime postcode as comfortable and convenient as possible.

With 20 combined years of experience between them, Peter says, “We know only too well that redevelopment in a place like Chelsea is not for the faint hearted, or certainly not for those who haven’t got the right experience.” With so many hoops to jump through it can easily become overwhelming, and many look for an exit before they have really begun.

Whilst the uncertainty of what can and can’t be done is unnerving for many

potential buyers of period homes in need of updating, the duo have well-honed eye for the detail. As Alex explains, “We know Chelsea inside and out because we live here. Our experience means that we can very quickly estimate the costs, risks and a likely timeframe for a project. We are aware from the start of the pain we will go through with everything involved.”

He adds, “We know when to get excited. Choosing to work on the best streets isn’t hard and will always be of interest because it’s where our buyers expect to be. 15 Smith Terrace was a great acquisition for us – it’s a fantastic position on the southern terrace, and the street has always attracted strong prices for the best houses, so to get one’s hands on this type of project, was an incredible opportunity.”

Both Peter and Alex, live with their families in Chelsea, and as a result understand exactly what people want and need in a home here. From where to put the scooters and shoes that children abandon, to making it easy for grocery deliveries to reach the kitchen without making a tour of the house. Everything influences their designs, and they are brought to life in an elegant and beautiful way.

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Before After

“We are passionate, and spend hours upon hours looking at floorplans. It’s the details that matter. Particularly, postpandemic, the desire for outside space is essential to many, no matter how small.”

Before

Before

Alex says, “We are passionate and spend hours upon hours looking at floorplans –considering what will work best and how –how should we light this area? Where will suitcases be stored? How will the house make me feel? It’s the details that matter. Particularly, post-pandemic, the desire for outside space is essential to many, no matter how small. The gardens along Smith Terrace aren’t that big, and some don’t have any, so we created one that led on from the kitchen, with bi-fold doors which, when open, form a larger space.”

Peter adds, “It’s the nuances of designing a home as if you’re going to live there; considering where coats will be hung, and where the laundry will dry – real life, practical living, rather than the seduction of vast rooms. It’s essential that when someone looks at a house they understand ergonomically how it works. It’s got to be obvious!”

Many Chelsea properties were built over 150 years ago, so insulation just wasn’t considered then, and you can often hear what’s going on next door. Now there are energy performance environmental regulations to consider too. Peter and Alex know that they might lose square footage by going beyond the minimum standard; however, they believe their buyers recognise the value of energy

efficiency, and importantly, not worrying about children or parties disturbing the neighbours.

By doing things that aren’t immediately obvious or valuable, they demonstrate their ethos of not cutting corners behind the scenes, they say, “Our finishes are all to the highest standard, and we go above and beyond, even if it might not be immediately obvious. We build to a high quality, not only because we place value on our reputation for future developments, but also because we live in the area. Undoubtedly we will be seen daily by the people who buy our homes and become our neighbours. That accountability is a big appeal to our buyers, and something that is important and unique to us.”

Striking the right team balance is also crucial to their success. The pair are onsite every step of the way (and if they are not, they can be within two minutes!) and use the same dedicated people on each project. From architects to building contractors and project managers, all the way to their trusted agent, John D Wood & Co., who work to achieve a premium price. By using a team who understands their values and whose familiarity with each other aids communication, standards are kept scrupulously high. Peter and Alex first worked with Robert

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After
After

Green, Director at John D Wood & Co. in 2013 on another Chelsea project.

"Even then, Smith Terrace was deemed to command the top sale prices for a house of this type in Chelsea” they said, “And here we are, 10 years on, and we’ve just broken a record with No. 15, so that sentiment has stood the test of time.” Clearly a good address will always have appeal.

Chelsea is seen by many to be enjoying a renaissance currently. “Areas like Notting Hill have seen strong demand over the last 10 years,” Robert says, “and Chelsea is fighting back. Developments like the Duke of York’s Square have been hugely attractive to buyers, alongside the improvements to Pavilion Road and Chelsea Green, with their wonderful range of small independent shops and restaurants. These have provided a real boost to local residents quality of life.

New developments such as the King’s Walk Shopping Centre and Cadogan Estate’s latest improvements to King’s Road around the site of Waitrose promises an even greater draw to this historically vibrant and popular area.”

Peter and Alex agree. Their focus remains on Chelsea. They currently have a number of new projects underway, all within the golden triangle of King’s Road, Chelsea Green and Sloane Square.

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20 | johndwood.co.uk Grosvenor Gardens Mews North, SW1W An impressive and rather unusual mews house with generous proportions and well-arranged internal areas, this discreet mews is situated within walking distance of Hyde Park Corner. Approx. 3,734 sq ft. Council House Band: H. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), reception room, open-plan breakfast room, utility room, roof terrace, patio, double garage. Freehold | Guide Price £5,550,000 | Belgravia – 020 3151 6460 belgravia@johndwood.co.uk
Jamie Marshall Sales
- Belgravia

CameronVale School

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22 | johndwood.co.uk Wilton Street, SW1X An outstanding Grade II Listed family house with a 60ft south facing garden, situated on a prominent address in the heart of Belgravia, just off Belgrave Square. Approx. 4,491 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D.
Jamie Marshall Sales - Belgravia
23 | johndwood.co.uk 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), 3 reception rooms, dining room, open-plan breakfast room, cinema room, games room, study, library, gym, utility room, terrace, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £10,500,000 | Belgravia – 020 3151 6460 belgravia@johndwood.co.uk
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Jamie Marshall Sales
- Belgravia Eaton Mews North, SW1X An intelligently configured house within Belgravia's premier mews, the property has a beautiful façade and, quite unusually for a mews, a magnificent terrace that is ideal for entertaining. Approx. 2,451 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 3/4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), 2 reception rooms, study, dressing room, roof terrace, off-street parking, garage. Freehold | Guide Price £5,450,000 | Belgravia – 020 3151 6460 belgravia@johndwood.co.uk
25 | johndwood.co.uk Warwick Square, SW1V Set on the second floor of a handsome white stucco building is this elegant and intelligently arranged flat, with direct views over the private communal gardens of Warwick Square. Approx. 1,849 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms, reception room, dining room, lift, communal garden access. Freehold | Guide Price £3,250,000 | Belgravia – 020 3151 6460 belgravia@johndwood.co.uk
26 | johndwood.co.uk Eaton Mews North, SW1X Located within an aesthetically pleasing, cobbled mews, this wonderful house is positioned south of Eaton Place and just north of Eaton Square, and would make an ideal investment, or simply a picture-perfect central London home. Approx. 974 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, dining room/garage, mews parking. Freehold | Guide Price £2,500,000 | Belgravia – 020 3151 6460 belgravia@johndwood.co.uk Warwick Square, SW1V An incredible, newly refurbished flat on one of Pimlico's premier garden squares, this spacious lateral flat is arranged over the first floor of a grand period house and retains much of the charm from the original 19th Century construction. Approx. 2,251 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, communal garden access. £1,750 Per Week | £7,583 Per Calendar Month | Belgravia Lettings – 020 3151 6460 belgravia@johndwood.co.uk
Jamie Marshall Sales - Belgravia Tom Chiswell Lettings - Belgravia

The Audacity of EXCELLENCE

“A classic designed for a lady”. So might some describe the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust.

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Maybe they’re right. If “classic” means perpetuating tradition with a blend of elegance and precision, grace and resistance, beauty and technical performance. If being “a lady” means constantly pursuing a higher standard with unyielding determination. Then indeed the Lady-Datejust is a classic designed for a lady.

1957. The Birth of an IconAudrey Hepburn was captivating Hollywood, Sylvia Earle obtained her Master of Science, Françoise Sagan was shaking up the literary landscape, Pat Smythe reigned supreme in equestrian sport, and fashion designer Adèle Simpson had

New-York clamouring for her latest creations. Women were changing. No less ladylike than their mothers, they were enjoying new, active lifestyles. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, understood this: the modern woman wanted to manage her time to control her destiny. She needed as much precision as men.

And so was born, in 1957, Rolex’s classic women’s watch: the Lady-Datejust. A watch of smaller proportions built on unwavering standards of excellence. A watch for women that was every bit as reliable as a man’s. With this innovation, the brand had broken new technical

Left: M279138RBR-0015

Above: M279174-0013

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“The modern woman wanted to manage her time to control her destiny. She needed as much precision as men.”

ground in terms of the case size, while also obtaining COSC chronometric certification for this small model.

The Lady-Datejust was inspired by audacity. It addressed not only a technical challenge but a cultural one, too: this watch would serve to further women’s independence. An uncompromising creation, combining elegance and accuracy on the wrist of a modern, graceful and accomplished woman. A symbol of assertiveness expressed in exquisitely feminine form.

Incorporating several decades of watchmaking innovations, the LadyDatejust has established itself as the

ultimate classic women’s watch: a piece of technical prowess made for women who believe in themselves.

Multiple dial variations are possible on the Lady-Datejust. They are available in a wealth of materials, colours, motifs and markers – indices, Roman or Arab numerals – with numerous gem-setting options for the hour markers or the dial itself. Among the iconic champagnecolour, silver, white, pink and diamond-set dials, the dial in mother-ofpearl stands out for its singularity.

Domed, fluted or gem-set, the bezel of the Lady-Datejust is available in three different designs, each conferring its own distinctive aesthetic.

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Above: 1957 Lady Datejust www.rolex.co.uk
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Simon Horne Lettings - Cadogan Street
Princes Gate, SW7 A historic, Grade II Listed property, this grand building was once owned by the 3rd Earl Somers and later by Frederick Richards Leyland, who commissioned Whistler to create his Peacock dining room. Approx. 2,155 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: Exempt. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, dining room, study, 3 balconies. Leasehold | Guide Price £4,800,000 | Cadogan Street – 020 3151 5032 cadoganst@johndwood.co.uk
Russel Williamson
Sales - Cadogan Street
33 | johndwood.co.uk Cadogan Street, SW3 A beautiful period home that has been meticulously restored, it offers wonderful outside space with a balcony that overlooks the garden. Approx. 1,907 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, eat-in kitchen/dining area, utility room, balcony, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £3,850,000 | Cadogan Street – 020 3151 5032 cadoganst@johndwood.co.uk Lower Sloane Street, Chelsea, SW1W Set in a prime Chelsea location is this charming, modern top floor period conversion. Renovated to a very high standard, it offers plenty of natural light due to the well positioned skylights. Approx. 826 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: E. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room. £800 Per Week | £3,466 Per Calendar Month | Cadogan Street Lettings – 02031 516 431 cadoganst@johndwood.co.uk

Hideaways WINTER

The scorching heatwaves of the summer, with images of parched ground and colourful sunsets, may linger on our minds, but as the nights draw in and temperatures drop, many will want to escape to warmer, brighter climes.

Whether retiring, downsizing, or having the option to work remotely, the dream of owning a winter hideaway may be taken up by more people, as lives and lifestyles are re-evaluated against the harsh realities of rising interest rates, fuel bills and the grey skies of a British winter.

Buying overseas is not only an opportunity to follow the heart but can offer a sound investment too. Whilst potentially providing some capital growth, rental yields of 4-7% are not unreasonable in good locations, earning you money whilst you’re not there, contributing to maintenance and running costs.

With over 100,000 properties worldwide, we have put together a snapshot of winter escapes and the reasons to consider them:

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Royal Westmoreland, St James BARBADOS

Prices in Barbados have held, and the popularity of the island amongst high net worth individuals, particularly from USA, Canada and the UK, remains undented. Laid back lifestyle, white sandy beaches, stylish amenities and temperatures December to April averaging 30°C, contribute to the draw. With no capital gains tax in Barbados, and rental and property management services also available, this could be a real one stop, stress-free solution to meet all criteria.

Liguria ITALY

Traditionally Liguria, the Italian Riviera, is a winter location enjoyed by both Italians and Europeans.

While Nice on the French Riviera is established in history and literature for its winter visitations by British upper classes, and a recommended tonic for the infirm during Queen Victoria’s reign, the coastal city of San Remo to the north west of Liguria proved a popular destination as well, especially for those hoping to avoid the English winter.

Liguria has the most blue flag beaches in Italy (32), including one in San Remo. The beaches and coves, clear waters, maritime villages and mild coastal climate continue to draw visitors and residents from overseas. Fly from the UK to Nice, then San Remo can be reached by car in 45 mins. Or there are railway links giving options. The town is very accessible, year round. And English speakers are well received.

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Villa for sale in San Remo -
Price €490,000
Forest Hills 3, "Fairways", Royal Westmoreland - Price USD $950,000

Megeve FRENCH ALPS

Accessible for a weekend from London, just over an hour’s drive from Geneva airport or 2hrs 15mins from France’s gourmet capital Lyon, Megeve remains something of a ‘hidden gem’ beneath the wondrous Mont Blanc. Attracting the well-heeled since the 1920s when the Rothschild family decided to make it a rival to St Moritz in Switzerland, the resort is sophisticated yet retains small town charm.

There are 275 miles of snow trails with runs for all abilities reached by chairlifts, draglifts, gondolas or two cable cars. The highest point is 2,353m. Billed as a four-season destination, it has a cultural scene, enjoys Michelin starred restaurants and options for non-skiers that include golf, tennis, climbing, swimming, bowling, shopping and ice-skating. Spas too.

Vila do Bispo, Western Algarve PORTUGAL

Friendly Portugal is one of Europe’s safest countries, offering a stable economy, whilst enjoying a lower cost of living than the UK. With 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, Portugal boasts a Mediterranean climate of warm summers and mild sunny winters, averaging 16°C January –February.

100km west from accessible and wellserved Faro airport, sits Vila do Bispo, one of the few areas in the Algarve that qualifies for Golden Visa, as it is considered a low density area.

Attractions here include sea, surf, beach, historic sites, paragliding, gastronomy, golf and hiking.

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3 Bedroom Villa in Burgau - Price €1,300,000 Apartment in Megève, Haute-Savoie, French Alps Price €574,800

El Náutico, Tenerife SPAIN

Britons have long populated Spain’s Canary Islands in Winter, both short haul sun seekers and expats. Flight options stay high from UK during winter, and it’s now popular year round, shaking off its early budget package image for one more associated with activities and wellness, good food and some sophistication.

The charming harbour and fish restaurants of Los Abrigos are a short seafront stroll away.

Denia, North Costa Blanca SPAIN

Alicante’s Costa Blanca and its 200km coastline is considered by many as one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in Spain. To the north lies Denia, once a traditional fishing village now a cosmopolitan seaside town with authentic Spanish charm just above Javea. Denia offers a pleasant average temperature of 18 degrees during winter months and a calm ‘out of season’ vibe, although the town remains very much alive. Residents include Spanish second home owners,

expats from the UK and various European countries, including France and Germany. It has a rich a varied history, with an old quarter, beaches and coves, a marina, fiestas including an annual bull run, shops, bars and restaurants. There are links to the Balearics from here too, with ferries to Mallorca and Ibiza.

Spending some winter weeks here leaves potential to let out when the tourists return in summer, peak time being August.

Our network extends further to reach USA, Dubai, South Africa and Cyprus with winter hideaway opportunities – to name a few. If you are interested in buying overseas, then please do get in touch. We welcome theopportunity to help, and connect you to our experienced partner agencies as required. International@johndwood.co.uk or call Sam on: 07843 812424 www.johndwood-international.com

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4
Bedroom Villa in Denia - Price €750,000
Apartment
in El Náutico - Price €599,500

Saint-Emilion, France

A magnificent 18th Century chateau, located in a secluded, peaceful setting. With eight acres of land as well as a swimming pool and two additional cottages, the chateau enjoys ample space and far-reaching views over the rolling countryside.
Samantha McGladdery Sales – International
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13 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 cottages, swimming pool, garden. Guide Price £2,100,000 | International – 020 3151 0367 international@johndwood.co.uk 41 | johndwood.co.uk Prices are subject to change, Pound Sterling price is converted using Bank of England exchange rates.
42 | johndwood.co.uk Chadurie, Charente, France A fully refurbished 15th Century fort and equestrian estate near Cognac, featuring 15 acres of private land, dressage arena and swimming pool. The fort also benefits from a library, bar and catering facilities all within 35 minutes of Bordeaux Airport. Approx. 5,382 sq ft. 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, dressage arena, barn, swimming pool, library, bar, catering facilities, garden. Guide Price £1,700,000 | International – 020 3151 0367 international@johndwood.co.uk
Samantha McGladdery
Sales – International
43 | johndwood.co.uk Brantôme, France A historic 14th Century chateau offering a wealth of space and amenities. Brantome Castle comes lovingly restored, retaining much of its original features. It also benefits from a cathedral size barn and a series of outbuildings giving a business potential. Approx. 8,369 sq ft. 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, utility room, library, basement access, swimming pool, gated entrance, security system, garden. Guide Price £1,652,000 | International – 020 3151 0367 international@johndwood.co.uk Thiviers, Dordogne, France A 16th Century chateau ripe for development, set in 172 acres of private land, with an additional manor house, seven cottages and extensive outbuildings. 24 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 6 reception rooms, 7 cottages, garden. Guide Price £916,997 | International – 020 3151 0367 international@johndwood.co.uk Prices are subject to change, Pound Sterling price is converted using Bank of England exchange rates.
44 | johndwood.co.uk Oakwood Court, W14 An impressive and elegant apartment situated in one of the finest portered period buildings, close to the gates of Holland Park. Oakwood Court benefits from 24-hour concierge and close proximity to High Street Kensington. Approx. 2,322 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, dressing room, study/bedroom 4, utility room, lift, portered. Leasehold | Guide Price £2,595,000 | Kensington – 020 3151 6258 kensington@johndwood.co.uk
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45 | johndwood.co.uk Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 Nestled on a wide, cherry tree-lined street, running parallel to Kensington Church Street, this handsome stucco-fronted building is home to a beautifully presented flat. Approx. 896 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception/dining room, dressing room, garden. Leasehold | Guide Price £1,350,000 | Kensington – 020 3151 6258 kensington@johndwood.co.uk
46 | johndwood.co.uk Regents Park Road, NW1 Presenting an elegant and bright space, this apartment is set on the second floor of a handsome Victorian building in central Primrose Hill. Approx. 758 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, dining room, garden. £1,050 Per Week | £4,550 Per Calendar Month | Primrose Hill Lettings – 020 3151 4653 primrosehill@johndwood.co.uk
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48 | johndwood.co.uk Notting Hill Gate, W11 A ‘hidden house’, arranged over four floors, with a self-contained studio, well positioned for Kensington Gardens and access to Notting Hill Gate. Approx. 3,314 sq ft. Council Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4/5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), cloakroom, reception/dining room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, study, terrace, patio. Freehold | Guide Price £4,000,000 | Notting Hill Gate – 020 3151 6426 nottinghill@johndwood.co.uk Gloucester Avenue, NW1 Smartly presented, this garden flat on Gloucester Avenue is conveniently located within a short walk of Chalk Farm underground, Camden Town, Regents Park and Primrose Hill. Approx. 857 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, dining room, garden. Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,200,000 | Primrose Hill – 020 3369 4324 primrosehill@johndwood.co.uk
Hamish Gilfeather Sales - Primrose Hill Gabriella Krejci Sales - Notting Hill
49 | johndwood.co.uk Holland Park Avenue, W11 A superb Grade II Listed home in Holland Park, this grand property has a great charm, enhanced by the wrought iron railings on the front façade and bay windows at both sides of the house. Approx. 3,059 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: E. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), double reception room, sitting room, open-plan dining area, cloakroom, utility room, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £4,750,000 | Notting Hill Gate – 020 3151 6426 nottinghill@johndwood.co.uk
Roland Gardens, SW7 Situated on the lower ground floor of an attractive Victorian building is this unique and well designed property, on the superbly located, Roland Gardens. Approx. 1,114 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, cloakroom, garden. Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,200,000 | South Kensington – 020 3151 6425 southken@johndwood.co.uk 50 | johndwood.co.uk
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“Race day has arrived, and investing in the right team will make all the difference. When you agree your sale, the hard work begins, as it is predicted that 40% of agreed transactions fail to complete nationally.”

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How to get a SWIFT SALE

If you want to achieve the swift sale of your property, you need to operate like a Formula 1 team. A fast car is not enough, you need to have the right race strategy, mechanics and pit crew.

The same can be said for selling your home. No matter how desirable, without executing the right marketing strategy, employing the right estate agent and solicitor, you will fail in your pursuit of a swift sale.

The first thing is fine-tuning the property for sale. Remove clutter, ensure it is furnished and decorate in neutral colours if required. You need to present a property in which people can visualise themselves living in.

Next up, you should research and employ trusted experts who will guide you through a process that can sometimes feel similar to the G-force experienced when going around Copse Corner in an F1 car.

Preparation will pay dividends on race day, so get your legal paperwork in order before you place your property on to the market. When agreeing on the marketing strategy, ask for comparable evidence of similar properties which achieved a swift sale using the same approach.

Race day has arrived, and investing in the right team will make all the difference. When you agree your sale, the hard work begins, as it is predicted that 40% of agreed transactions fail to complete nationally.

Important timescales should be laid out

as a condition of any offer and agreed with all solicitors and estate agents within the chain. Having every party within the transaction work towards the same timescale from the outset will increase the speed at which you’ll be able to complete. The conveyancing process is littered with obstacles, however, by preparing your legal documentation early you can prevent many of the common delays. These can include, but are not limited to, your management pack (if leasehold), completing all your solicitor instruction forms, ensuring you have the appropriate building regulation and planning permission sign off for works carried out to your property.

There is rarely an issue that can’t be resolved, although, you are far more likely to achieve a speedier sale if you have identified and resolved the issues prior to the conveyancing process. The majority of transactions collapse because of a breakdown in communication, so if you have the right advisors around you, they will ensure this never happens and you’ll reach that chequered flag.

At John D Wood & Co. we have perfected our race strategy over the last 150 years. We have learned how to move a transaction along swiftly no matter what the weather conditions.

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54 | johndwood.co.uk Onslow Gardens, SW7 Wonderfully located in South Kensington, this newly refurbished first floor flat, benefits from a balcony with views over Onslow Gardens. Approx. 1,250 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, balcony. £1,400 Per Week | £6,066 Per Calendar Month | South Kensington Lettings – 020 3151 6440 southken@johndwood.co.uk
Jack Marchant Lettings - South Kensington
Earl's Court Sqaure, SW5 Benefiting from access to an award-winning Victorian garden square, this superb fourth floor flat has the convenience of both a lift and a porter, all behind a well maintained mansion block frontage. Approx. 1,967 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, terrace. £1,495 Per Week | £6,478 Per Calendar Month | Earl's Court Lettings – 020 3151 6741 earlscourt@johndwood.co.uk
Jenna Shakir Lettings - Earl's Court David Mendel Sales - Earl's Court
55 | johndwood.co.uk Earl's Court Square, SW5 An exceptionally bright and spacious apartment, located on the western side of Earl's Court Square within a classic Victorian stucco-fronted house. Approx. 865 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, communal garden access. Leasehold | Guide Price £1,100,000 | Earl's Court – 020 3369 3946 earlscourt@johndwood.co.uk
56 | johndwood.co.uk Hogarth Road, SW5 Ideally configured, this flat provides an ideal area for working from home as well as being bright and well-proportioned with a wonderful terrace and rooftop views over Kenway Village. Approx. 631 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, study, roof terrace. Share of Freehold | Guide Price £900,000 | Earl's Court – 020 3369 3946 earlscourt@johndwood.co.uk St Pauls Studios, Talgarth Road, W14 Originally created for bachelor artists in the 1890's, this magnificent and unusual property is one of a small number of similar Grade II Listed period studio buildings, designed by a renowned architect, Frank Wheeler. Approx. 2,338 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: E. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open-plan living room, utility room, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,800,000 | Fulham Broadway – 020 3151 3989 fulhambroadway@johndwood.co.uk
Shae Preece Sales - Fulham Broadway
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David Mendel Sales - Earl's Court
57 | johndwood.co.uk Rainsborough Square, SW6 A beautifully presented, family home set within a popular gated community. Offering ample living and entertaining space, with both floors providing direct access onto secluded rear patio gardens. Approx. 2,915 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: B. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, open-plan dining room, study, garden, communal garden access, garage, off-street parking. Leasehold | Guide Price £3,750,000 | Fulham Broadway – 020 3151 3989 fulhambroadway@johndwood.co.uk

ESCAPE

to the World of Scent

Explore the enchanted world of English Pear & Freesia from Jo Malone London. A forever favourite inspired by orchards awash with golden sunshine.

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The sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears wrapped in a bouquet of bright white freesias, their unmistakeable blooms radiating innocence and a delicate, cool touch. Mellowed by amber, patchouli and woods. Top note: King William Pear, Heart note: Freesia, Base note: Patchouli

Rediscover English Pear & Freesia in a special-edition cologne with a fluted bottle design. Mellow the mood with a new Luxury Candle, generously sized to make a statement in any space.

A selection of curated collections completes the line-up. The English Pear

& Freesia Travel Collection includes a Cologne (9ml), Body Crème (50ml) and Body & Hand Wash (100ml), packaged inside a canvas pouch. Set the scene with the English Pear & Freesia Home Collection featuring a Diffuser and Home Candle, topped with an exclusive pearinspired lid. Elevate every day with the English Pear & Freesia Bath & Body Collection comprising a Body & Hand Wash, Body & Hand Lotion and an elegant ceramic display tray, exclusive to the set. Additionally, an English Pear & Freesia Hand Cream Collection containing a duo of Hand Creams is also available.

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Jo Malone London www.jomalone.co.uk
“Like many of our fragrances, it’s incredibly evocative: when you smell it, you’re instantly transported to an orchard where juicy fruit mingles with blooming flowers.”
Céline Roux, Global Head of Fragrance
62 | johndwood.co.uk Britannia Road, SW6 An attractive and well-proportioned family home, boasting a private and secluded garden, roof terrace and great decoration throughout. Approx. 2,300 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: B. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, open-plan dining room, terrace, garden. £1,850 Per Week | £8,016 Per Calendar Month | Fulham Broadway Lettings – 020 3151 6709 fulhambroadway@johndwood.co.uk
Eduard Popa Lettings - Fulham Broadway Molly Derbyshire Sales - Parsons Green
Studdridge Street, SW6 With a wealth of living and entertaining space, this property has direct access to a generous garden through bi-fold doors. Studdridge Street is perfectly positioned to Parsons Green and Hurlingham Park. Approx. 3,055 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms. Freehold | Guide Price £3,950,000 | Parsons Green – 020 3369 4320 fulham@johndwood.co.uk 63 | johndwood.co.uk
Hugon Road, SW6 A charming terraced house with an immaculate garden on Hugon Road, backing onto South Park, while also in close proximity to the prestigious Hurlingham Club and Lycee School on Clancarty Road. Approx. 1,591 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 receptions, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,500,000 | Parsons Green – 020 3369 4320 fulham@johndwood.co.uk 64 | johndwood.co.uk
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65 | johndwood.co.uk Delvino Road, SW6 A simply stunning home, designed and finished to an exceptional standard. Located on one of the most popular streets in Parsons Green, the property features a utility room, wine cellar and garden. Approx. 1,964 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, office, wine cellar, garden. £2,750 Per Week | £11,917 Per Calendar Month | Parsons Green – 020 3369 4320 fulham@johndwood.co.uk

“Research carried out by Zoopla at the start of 2022 showed that there are huge premiums to securing a property in a good catchment area, the average premium UK wide being £82,960, with the figure rising to £209,599 in London.”

CATCHING the right area

Applications for schools, whether state or private, will be a looming thought for many parents in the autumn term, with applications needing to be submitted anytime from November to January, so where to live can become a key factor in those life choices.

Living near excellent schools is the perfect reason to want to invest in a property when you have children who are about to start, or who are already in education. Arguably, homes close to good schools typically hold their value more steadily than the average property in the UK, and there will always be a need for education hubs where children can learn and grow.

Research carried out by Zoopla at the start of 2022 showed that there are huge premiums to securing a property in a good catchment area, the average premium UK-wide being £82,960, with the figure rising to £209,599 in London.

This time of year often acts as a prompt for parents to consider those allimportant decisions, especially as many home-movers will have had the opportunity to think and reflect during the summer break. Starting the process of selling and searching for a new home should be considered sooner rather than later.

Central London, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and South West London are all popular areas for both independent and state schools, with Surrey and the Home Counties performing well too. An essential consideration for many families looking to move is knowing that when their children become old enough to transport themselves to school, they can make their own way, without a long daily commute.

At John D Wood & Co., we have 150 years’ experience in selling and letting property where our agents have invaluable local insight of their area, and are fully adept at helping you move close to your desired school.

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Montgomery Road, W4 An exceptional Victorian semi-detached family house, situated on a peaceful tree-lined street. The house has been lovingly restored and tastefully refurbished offering a subtle blend of attractive period features and high-end contemporary finishes throughout. Approx. 1,922 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, utility room, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,595,000 | Chiswick – 020 3151 7253 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk 68 | johndwood.co.uk
Julian Masson Sales - Chiswick
Vanbrugh Road, W4 A beautifully presented, well-designed and extended five-bedroom semi-detached family house on a highly sought-after residential street in Bedford Park. The property offers spacious proportions and is in excellent decorative order. Approx. 2,096 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception, dining room, open-plan kitchen, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £2,200,000 | Chiswick – 020 3151 7253 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk Cornwall Grove, W4 Nestled on a peaceful residential street in Chiswick is this highly attractive Victorian terraced family house. The property is in immaculate condition, offering high-end contemporary finishes and attractive features. Approx. 1,842 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, cellar, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,450,000 | Chiswick – 020 3151 7253 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk 69 | johndwood.co.uk
70 | johndwood.co.uk Brackley Road, W4 A stunning family home, this property offers high quality accommodation throughout, while enjoying a desirable central Chiswick location. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, garden. £1,395 Per Week | £6,000 Per Calendar Month | Chiswick Lettings – 020 3151 6717 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk
Laura Purvor Lettings - Chiswick
Star & Garter House, Richmond Hill, TW10 Located within the iconic, Grade II Listed Star & Garter House, all in an enviable Richmond setting, this property offers spectacular views of the River Thames, and is within walk distance of Richmond Park and Petersham Meadows. Approx. 1,260 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), open-plan dining room, terrace. £2,093 Per Week | £9,000 Per Calendar Month | Richmond Lettings – 020 3151 4002 richmond@johndwood.co.uk
Laura Scanlan Lettings - Richmond

SPORTING

The New Range Rover Sport has made its global premiere with a dramatic world-first climb up a flooded dam spillway in Iceland.

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Prowess

The epic ascent saw New Range Rover Sport resist the surging torrent of water flowing down the ramp of the Karahnjukar Dam – the biggest of its kind in the world – at a rate of 750 tonnes per minute. A loss of traction risked plunging down the perilous 90m drop at the base of the spillway to the valley floor below.

The third generation of Land Rover’s luxury performance SUV is the most desirable, technologically advanced and capable yet, mixing an imposing road presence with instinctive driving responses using the most advanced combination of chassis technologies ever fitted to a Land Rover.

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“Our latest Range Rover Sport embraces fully our modernist approach of vehicle design whilst amplifying its unquestionable sporting and confident character”

“Despite the steep slope and rushing water, New Range Rover Sport made it look easy. Its traction, composure and commanding visibility inspired so much confidence I was able to enjoy the whole experience.”

The successful spillway ascent was screened for the first time at an exclusive launch event at Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre in Gaydon, UK. Official James Bond stunt driver Jessica Hawkins was behind the wheel as the New Range Rover Sport demonstrated its grip, traction, performance and composure, completing the latest in a series of challenges for Land Rover’s luxury performance SUV. Previous feats include a record-setting hill-climb at Pikes Peak, a first recorded crossing of the ‘Empty Quarter’ desert in the Arabian Peninsula and a first ascent of the 999 steps to Heaven’s Gate in China, in 2018.

Nick Collins, Executive Director Vehicle Programmes, Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Land Rover’s pioneering MLA-Flex architecture and the latest chassis systems come together to deliver the highest levels of dynamism we’ve ever seen on Range Rover Sport. Integrated Chassis Control governs the comprehensive suite of innovations, coordinating everything from the latest switchable-volume air suspension system to our Dynamic Response Pro electronic active roll control. The result is the most engaging and thrilling Range Rover Sport ever.”

The spillway climb was the final obstacle on the drive from the valley floor to the summit of the dam, taking in a flooded riverbed, the concrete tunnels of the hydro-electric dam and the rocky dam wall itself. The final 294m stretch of spillway rises at 40-degrees and climbs 193m, with water cascading down to provide the ultimate test of traction and driver confidence.

Jessica Hawkins, Stunt Driver, said: “The power of the water surging down the spillway was breath-taking from the side of the valley. Driving into it knowing that a 90-metre drop was waiting behind me at the bottom of the slope, if things went wrong, made this the most challenging drive I’ve ever undertaken. Despite the steep slope and rushing water, New Range Rover Sport made it look easy. Its traction, composure and commanding visibility inspired so much confidence I was able to enjoy the whole experience.”

New Range Rover Sport is based on Land Rover’s advanced, flexible Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA-Flex), which provides the perfect foundations for its superior dynamics and peerless refinement. Its line-up of powerful and efficient powertrains includes two sixcylinder extended range Electric Hybrid

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plug-ins, which provide a pure-electric driving range of up to 70 miles (113km) and CO2 emissions as low as 18g/km1.

The new 530PS V8 Twin Turbo provides sports car performance, with 0-60mph in as little as 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds) with Dynamic Launch engaged.

Customers can also choose from powerful and efficient mild hybrid petrol and diesel Ingenium engines, while pureelectric propulsion will be available in 2024, as Land Rover continues its electrification journey.

Assertive modern design

Dramatic proportions accentuate the Range Rover Sport’s emotive design with taut surfacing, a dynamic stance and instantly recognisable profile, perfectly accentuated by its muscular proportions – giving the impression the vehicle is poised and ready.

Prof Gerry McGovern OBE, Chief Creative Officer, Range Rover, said: “Our latest Range Rover Sport embraces fully our modernist approach of vehicle design whilst amplifying its unquestionable sporting and confident character”

New Range Rover Sport’s reductive design extends to its all-new interior.

Featuring a new cockpit-like interpretation of the trademark Range Rover Command Driving Position, the

latest convenience and driver assistance technologies and finest materials combine to ensure every drive is an experience to savour.

Engaging on every journey

A comprehensive dynamic toolkit combines for the most engaging and dynamically capable driving experience, based around the inherent strength of the flexible mixed-metal MLA body architecture. A suite of technologies governed by Land Rover’s Integrated Chassis Control system work in harmony to provide instinctive responses and agility.

A new Stormer Handling Pack provides the ultimate combination of chassis technologies for the most dynamic and agile handling and includes Dynamic Response Pro, All-Wheel Steering, an Electronic Active Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking, and Configurable Programmes.

Dynamic Response Pro is a 48-volt electronic active roll control system, capable of applying up to 1,400Nm of torque across each axle, for a confidence-inspiring driving experience and new levels of body control and cornering composure, while All-Wheel Steering helps achieve unrivalled agility and manoeuvrability at low speeds, with

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superior stability at high speeds.

Dynamic Air Suspension introduces switchable-volume air springs for the first time and is fitted to every New Range Rover Sport. The intelligent system enhances the bandwidth of the suspension by varying the pressure within the airbags to deliver traditional Range Rover comfort with the dynamic handling expected from the Range Rover Sport. To optimise responses, the vehicle monitors the road ahead using eHorizon navigation data to pre-emptively prime the vehicle for upcoming bends.

Epitome of sporting luxury

New Range Rover Sport makes every journey an event and can be honed to be as dynamically engaging as the driver desires, while also offering enhanced levels of refinement and comfort. This ability to combine dual characters is made possible by a comprehensive set of technologies.

The advanced Cabin Air Purification Pro system creates and maintains the optimum interior environment for wellbeing and alertness, while a selection of powerful Meridian audio options is available. The Meridian Signature Sound System is the most advanced and powerful audio system ever fitted to a Range Rover Sport, with up to 29 speakers including four headrest speakers to create personal sound zones for the four main cabin occupants. Nextgeneration Active Noise Cancellation3 plays its part here, reducing the number of external sounds entering the cabin for ultimate cabin refinement.

Seamless technology

Land Rover’s powerful Electrical Vehicle Architecture (EVA 2.0) supports an ecosystem of seamless connected technologies, including Software Over The Air (SOTA). The clever technology provides remote updates for 63

electronic modules, ensuring New Range Rover Sport remains at the cutting edge of innovation, modern technology and services throughout its life.

The award-winning Pivi Pro infotainment features a high resolution floating 13.1inch haptic touchscreen positioned at the centre of the modernist dashboard. Controlling everything from navigation to media and vehicle settings, it learns the user’s habits and intelligently personalises the onboard experience, becoming a truly intuitive personal assistant.

Amazon Alexa2 brings a new level of convenience, providing the ability to control various settings and features using natural voice commands while reducing the potential for distraction. Alexa is embedded in Pivi Pro and the clever voice AI even integrates the use of Alexa devices in the home via the Land Rover smartphone app and Remote Skills.

Peerless capability

New Range Rover Sport is the most dynamically capable version of Land Rover’s luxury performance SUV and the most competent away from paved roads, using the latest Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (iAWD) and integrating Land Rover’s latest all-terrain innovations and technologies to ensure its breadth of dynamic capability.

Adaptive Off-Road Cruise Control makes its debut on New Range Rover Sport and helps drivers navigate tricky terrain by maintaining steady progress according to the ground conditions. Drivers can select one of four comfort settings and the system intelligently adjusts the speed, allowing the driver to focus on steering the vehicle.

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Simon Philp Sales - St Margarets
Sheen Road, TW9 A stylishly presented apartment within a well-regarded block, right in the heart of Richmond town centre. Approx. 555 sq ft. Council Tax Band: C. Energy Rating: D. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, study. Leasehold | Guide Price £490,000 | Richmond – 020 3151 6301 richmond@johndwood.co.uk Red Lion Street, TW9 Situated on the first floor, this property benefits from an open-plan reception room with high ceilings and masses of natural light. The modern kitchen, with integrated appliances, has been finished to the highest of standards. Approx. 494 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: C. Bedroom, bathroom, open-plan dining room. Leasehold | Guide Price £485,000 | Richmond – 020 3151 6301 richmond@johndwood.co.uk
Zoe Thomas
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79 | johndwood.co.uk Netherton Road, TW1 This elegant, detached Victorian villa, with a south facing garden, retains some beautiful period details, making it a wonderful home with tremendous charm. Approx. 1,724 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, store, cloakroom, cellar, loft space, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,850,000 | St Margarets – 020 3369 4891 stmargarets@johndwood.co.uk
80 | johndwood.co.uk Moor Mead Road, TW1 With direct views over Moormead Park, this home has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, with striking contemporary aspects, whilst still retaining some charming period features. Approx. 1,550 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, utility room, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,450,000 | St Margarets – 020 3369 4891 stmargarets@johndwood.co.uk Herons Place, TW7 Arguably in the best position within this exclusive private gated development on the banks of the River Thames, this house provides wonderful open views to the rear. Approx. 1,670 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), open-plan reception/dining room, cloakroom, 3 balconies, garden, garage. Freehold | Guide Price £1,095,000 | St Margarets – 020 3369 4891 stmargarets@johndwood.co.uk
Simon Philp Sales - St Margarets
Richmond Hill, TW9 A delightful apartment set within this classical stucco fronted development in Richmond Hill, providing spectacular views over Petersham Meadows. Approx. 1,100 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, communal garden access. £623 Per Week | £2,700 Per Calendar Month | Richmond Lettings – 020 3151 4002 richmond@johndwood.co.uk Battersea Church Road, SW11 A beautifully presented house, moments from Battersea Bridge. The property enjoys ample living space on the ground and lower ground floors, with bi-folding doors onto a south facing patio garden. Approx. 1,833 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, open-plan family room, utility room, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,900,000 | Battersea – 020 3151 5529 battersea@johndwood.co.uk 82 | johndwood.co.uk
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Parkgate Road, SW11 A former Victorian bakery, comprising of only eight apartments, this building is situated moments away from Battersea Park and benefits from a lift, a concierge and private parking for two cars. Approx. 3,374 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: B. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), reception room, open-plan family room, study, cloakroom, roof terrace. Leasehold | Guide Price £5,500,000 | Battersea – 020 3151 5529 battersea@johndwood.co.uk 83 | johndwood.co.uk

5 motivators to buy a NEW HOME

In recent years, particularly with many having time to pause and re-evaluate during the pandemic, the new homes market has outperformed expectations in sales and growth. So what motivates people to buy a new-build home?

2. Finances

Pent-up demand to move since the pandemic has seen a wider range of buyers enter the fray. According to the Office for National Statistics, British households were able to build up more savings than usual during the lockdowns, with the limited opportunities to spend. This boost to savings, coupled with a reassessment of home life and a desire for more space, prompted would-be buyers swiftly into action to move once the housing market re-opened in May 2020 and purchase a new build property.

1. A Blank Canvas

A newly built property is exactly that: brand new. No one has previously lived there, so you don’t have wear and tear to deal with when you move in. Often, new build properties are presented in such a neutral fashion that you may still need to pay for decoration to give it your own personality. However, the real benefit is that you won’t have to undo someone else’s style.

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“Energy efficiency is much higher on everyone's agenda now, and often a motivating factor buyers consider when purchasing a new home.”

3. Location

Location is an important factor for new development buyers. Many young people look for more affordable properties on the outskirts of London. A "good" location for homebuyers usually has transport links, well-ranked schools, and community involvement. Future amenities for the area also matter, from plans for new schools and hospitals, to public transport and civic infrastructure, as they can dramatically improve property values and the demand to purchase there too.

4. Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is much higher on everyone's agenda now, and often a very motivating factor buyers consider when purchasing a new home. As the cost of living crisis continues, the challenge of balancing personal finances with the ambition to live a greener lifestyle is also becoming more significant. New build homes have a clear advantage over their resale counterparts and, according to Zoopla, "84% of newly built properties received an 'A' or 'B' EPC rating compared to just 3% of resale homes.” This difference in energy ratings between resale and new homes can have a greater impact on running costs and carbon output.

5. Outside Space

Another consideration many people have when buying a home is outside space. Indeed, this has been a long established requirement for buyers prior to the pandemic but is something that has been on the increase since. Many new developments offer the opportunity to have outside space, whether it's a balcony, garden or terrace in London or the countryside.

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86 | johndwood.co.uk Thorney Crescent, SW11 A lovely property set within the popular Morgan's Walk Development, it enjoys a large reception room with floor to ceiling windows, which lead onto a private balcony overlooking the immaculate, communal gardens and the River Thames. Approx. 630 sq ft. Council Tax Band: C. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, balcony. £542 Per Week | £2,348 Per Calendar Month | Battersea Lettings – 020 3151 6445 battersea@johndwood.co.uk
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87 | johndwood.co.uk Atherton Street, SW11 Charming and beautifully presented, this Victorian end-of-terrace house is located on a popular street close to Battersea Park. The house is immaculate from top to bottom and enjoys a wonderful open-plan dining area leading to a pretty gravelled garden. Approx. 1,102 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, dressing room, garden. £923 Per Week | £3,999 Per Calendar Month | Battersea Lettings – 020 3151 6445 battersea@johndwood.co.uk Hambalt Road, SW4 Benefitting from its own front door, this split-level maisonette provides a wealth of entertaining space together with two generous double bedrooms and a third study. Approx. 1,068 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open-plan dining room, study, private terrace. £616 Per Week | £2,650 Per Calendar Month | Clapham Lettings – 020 3151 5754 clapham@johndwood.co.uk
88 | johndwood.co.uk Bondway, Damac Tower, SW8 Bedroom, bathroom, open-plan living room, gym, spa facilities, concierge, residents lounge, communal garden access. £756 Per Week | £3,250 Per Calendar Month | Clapham Lettings – 020 3151 5754 clapham@johndwood.co.uk With unrivalled five-star facilities, and in collaboration with Versace Home for London, this apartment has been finished to an exceptional standard throughout. Approx. 635 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: B.
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89 | johndwood.co.uk Briarwood Road, SW4 Located on a peaceful, tree-lined street in Abbeville Village, this truly magnificent Victorian red-brick house is built with extra width and ceiling height to create grandness from the moment you step up to the front door. Approx. 2,482 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, cellar, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £2,300,000 | Clapham – 020 3151 6205 clapham@johndwood.co.uk
Turnchapel Mews, SW4 Turnchapel Mews is a unique private gated development, only moments away from the vibrant Battersea Power station. Approx. 1,909 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: B. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, utility room, off-street parking. Freehold | Guide Price £1,700,000 | Clapham – 020 3151 6205 clapham@johndwood.co.uk 90 | johndwood.co.uk
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91 | johndwood.co.uk Nightingale Lane, SW12 Tucked away on Earlthorpe Mews, this Grade II Listed Coach House holds an incredible amount of history and character, having only been converted to a self-contained home in 1982. Approx. 1,779 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: Exempt. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open-plan dining room, study, workshop, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,600,000 | Clapham – 020 3151 6205 clapham@johndwood.co.uk

CHANGE

As autumnal leaves begin to shed, and people start wrapping up in anticipation of the colder months ahead, we look at how changes in the mortgage market will impact not just the property sector but the wider economy.

Currently, many people across the nation are feeling the effects of the rising cost of living crisis. This is being fuelled by soaring inflation rates, triggered by factors such as political instability across Europe, which has had a knock-on effect on unprecedented fuel and energy prices. In their continued attempts to battle inflation, the Bank of England has repeatedly increased the base rate throughout 2022.

Increasing the base rate has a direct impact on the mortgage market, with lenders increasing their rates on a weekly basis. These frequent changes make it hard for clients to know if they have the most suitable mortgage product. With this myriad of changes, getting the right professional advice empowers clients to make informed decisions, allowing them peace of mind as well as saving both time and money.

Those situated towards the higher end of the market may enjoy a greater sense of optimism. Whilst not fully impermeable to the impacts of rising costs, these clients are more able to freely navigate the current economic conditions, and proceed with their property plans. This sentiment seems to be echoed by lenders, with a recent example of a major lender more than doubling their

maximum lend cap to enable them to better service clients who are looking for above-average borrowing.

With the Government acknowledging long-term action is required to reduce our fossil fuel dependency, the notion of “Green Mortgages” is starting to become more prominent. Whilst not all lenders have yet to fully take up this baton, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see more Government pressure on them in 2023. Lending against more energy efficient homes will not only benefit homeowners, but also assist the UK in achieving its net zero emissions targets.

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94 | johndwood.co.uk Badminton Road, SW12 Immaculately presented, this split-level apartment has been refurbished to a high standard and is located within the Nightingale Triangle on a quiet residential road close to Balham and Clapham South Underground Stations. Approx. 1,976 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open-plan living room, study, roof terrace, garden. £895 Per Week | £3,850 Per Calendar Month | Wandsworth Lettings – 020 3151 6457 wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk Shoeni Oates Lettings - Wandsworth
95 | johndwood.co.uk Harbut Road, SW11 Situated in an excellent position on Harbut Road just off St. John's Hill is this Victorian family home. This welcoming home has been arranged to maximise natural light and enjoys a well-maintained patio. Approx. 1,572 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), double reception room, open-plan dining room, garden. £1,279 Per Week | £5,500 Per Calendar Month | Wandsworth Lettings – 020 3151 6457 wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk Fieldview, SW18 A modern and contemporary split-level maisonette, this home has been recently refurbished throughout, offering ample living and storage space throughout and a private south-west facing garden. Approx. 1,225 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, garden. £733 Per Week | £3,150 Per Calendar Month | Wandsworth Lettings – 020 3151 6457 wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk
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in the DETAIL

The top 10 most commonly asked bathroom questions with bathroom design specialists Ripples.

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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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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“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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100 | johndwood.co.uk Parkwood Road, SW19 An ideal example of an attractive, semi-detached Victorian family house, this desirable property has been extended and modernised under the current ownership. Approx. 1,900 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, utility room, garden, off-street parking. Freehold | Guide Price £1,750,000 | Wimbledon – 020 3151 6806 wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk Earlsfield Road, SW18 A stunning lateral home, newly constructed and finished to an exacting standard. The property has been thoughtfully arranged to maximise natural light, with the living space overlooking an immaculate south facing garden. Approx. 2,170 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open-plan reception room, garden, off-street parking. Freehold | Guide Price £1,850,000 | Wandsworth – 020 3369 43298 wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk
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101 | johndwood.co.uk Edge Hill, SW19 An impressive garden apartment in a Victorian building, benefiting from period characteristics and stylish decoration throughout. The reception room has striking high ceilings with intricate plasterwork, a bay window and fireplace. Approx. 2,141 sq ft. Council Tax Band: E. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, conservatory, garden. Share of Freehold | Guide Price £1,795,000 | Wimbledon – 020 3151 6806 wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk
102 | johndwood.co.uk Heythorp Street, SW18 A stunning refurbished five bedroom family home located on a tree-lined residential road within the ever popular Southfields ‘Grid’. Approx. 1,730 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, reception room, fully extended kitchen/dining room, private west-facing garden, utility room, downstairs WC. £1,038 Per Week | £4,500 Per Calendar Month | Southfields Lettings – 020 3151 6742 southfields@johndwood.co.uk Chapman Square, SW19 Situated within a gated development opposite Wimbledon Common, offering landscaped communal gardens and underground parking, this property comprises a living room that opens onto a balcony. Approx. 963 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, balcony, communal garden access, off-street parking. £727 Per Week | £3,150 Per Calendar Month | Wimbledon Lettings – 0203 151 6450 wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk
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103 | johndwood.co.uk Alverstone Avenue, SW19 Located within the highly prized Wimbledon Park Grid is this beautifully presented period property. Fully extended, it offers a bright open-plan living and entertaining space on the ground floor. Approx. 1,432 sq ft. Council Tax Band: C. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan family room, terrace, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £1,325,000 | Southfields – 020 3151 7351 southfields@johndwood.co.uk

BREACHING the belt

For many years, whilst we have enjoyed London buyers moving out of the city into the surrounding countryside, we are now finding that they are spreading their wings much further afield and looking at areas not considered before.

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For those working from home or only needing to commute into London once or twice a week, being able to breach the traditional commuter belt are being rewarded with some surprisingly affordable and beautiful homes in idyllic villages and towns.

While property sizes are considerably more generous in the country than those in the city, I have found that when talking to buyers, there are a growing number who are looking for a complete lifestyle change. ‘Quality of life’ is a phrase we are hearing so often now and it seems to be the goal for many looking for a move to a country house.

Situated in areas with clean air quality, low crime rates and excellent schooling options, it is no surprise some of these rural areas are so appealing. When looking at the properties themselves, detached character houses with privacy and a good degree of outside space are in the most demand.

Many of our country houses boast the traditional features we have all come to adore and expect; Inglenook fireplaces, AGAs, walk-in pantries and exposed beams go a way towards completing the checklist for the perfect home.

Rural and village properties are often available with large gardens and land, which can concern some buyers who have previously only needed to maintain a balcony or courtyard garden in the city.

However, there are many options available when purchasing a property with land, countryside agreements are often in place with local farmers to use

the land for grazing in return for maintaining boundaries and keeping the space well preserved. Additionally, you will not have to search too hard to find a local horse owner who would gladly rent a field or two from you, should you not wish to use the land yourself.

We pride ourselves in offering answers to questions that some buyers haven’t even considered, or feel unsure about asking, such as making changes to a Grade II Listed building, what it means to live in an AONB (Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty) or even, how private drainage works.

Moving to the country does not have to mean living in the sticks; some prefer a small village, market town or the outskirts of a bigger city, rather than an isolated, windswept rural location.

Whether you are looking for a weekend bolthole, a quieter lifestyle, or a home where you can watch your children and grandchildren grow, from country homes with long histories to modern estates, equestrian/farms and every country home in between, we would love to help in your search.

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“Quality of life’ is a phrase we are hearing so often now, and seems to be the goal for many looking for a move to a country house.”
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Oakenden Lane, Chiddingstone Hoath, Edenbridge

A wonderful example of a Grade II Listed period property that has been thoughtfully updated to provide what is now a substantial yet comfortable family home. Situated in a discreet location at the end of a private road in the desirable hamlet of Chiddingstone Hoath, the accommodation is well proportioned throughout, providing generous ceiling heights and light rooms arranged over three floors. Approx. 3,393 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: Exempt. 106 | johndwood.co.uk
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5 bedrooms, 5 en suite bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, utility room, store room, cloakroom, garden, double garage. Freehold | Guide Price £2,500,000 | Country House – 01932 645 716 countryhouse@johndwood.co.uk 107 | johndwood.co.uk
108 | johndwood.co.uk Brandesbury Square, Woodford Green Set in approx. 140 acres of formal and informal communal gardens is this distinctive, well-presented period property has been sympathetically extended and restored, whilst encompassing the old and new. Approx. 3,000 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), reception room, open-plan dining room, study, cloakroom, garden, double garage, off-street parking. Freehold | Offers in Excess of £1,000,000 | Country House – 01932 645 716 countryhouse@johndwood.co.uk
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The Village, Ashurst

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Situated in the quaint Sussex village of Ashurst, this charming Grade II Listed former farmhouse, believed to date back to the 15th Century, is approached via a pillared gated entrance and a gravelled driveway. Benefitting from far reaching views across the countryside, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately one acre, and offers the degree of privacy expected from a country estate. Approx. 2.903 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: Exempt.
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111 | johndwood.co.uk 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), 3 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, utility room, cloakroom, stables, garden, garage. Freehold | Guide Price £1,195,000 | Country House – 01932 645 716 countryhouse@johndwood.co.uk

Sway Road, Tiptoe

A splendid family home in the New Forest of commanding appearance having an abundance of character features. With its inherent sense of grandeur and style the property has been beautifully restored and maintained to a bespoke specification under the auspices of the current owners over recent years. Approx. 2,929 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D.
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- Lymington Almansa Way, Lymington Charmingly presented, this apartment on the Lymington Shores Development affords fantastic, uninterrupted views up the Lymington River. Approx. 1,222 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), open-plan family room, 2 balconies. £623.07 Per Week | £2,700 Per Calendar Month | Lymington Lettings – 01590 540 085 lymington@johndwood.co.uk

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For All SEASONS

The scenic route to five-star bliss. Coworth Park offers idyllic relaxation in many guises, from a rural detox to a romantic escape. All in the heart of beautiful Berkshire and only a 45 minute drive from London.

Coworth Park forms part of Dorchester Collection, an exclusive portfolio of nine luxury hotels around the world. Its hotels include The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane in London, Le Meurice and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Hotel Eden in Rome, The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

Coworth Park first became associated with polo in the mid 1980s when the

owner of Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason, Galen Weston, purchased the estate and built its first polo ground and stables. In March 2001, a further polo ground and practice field had been added, and the estate was set up as a luxurious residential estate with polo facilities. In 2008 work began to restore the main Georgian manor house to create a luxury country house hotel estate and spa. Coworth Park officially joined Dorchester Collection as the eighth hotel in September 2010.

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“Letting go of life’s demanding schedule for a while. Time slows down. Pleasure steps in.”

Décor

The vision for Coworth Park was to create the finest country house hotel and spa in the UK with design and décor that recognised Coworth Park’s origins and yet avoided the predictable country house clichés. Residential specialist interior designers, Fox Linton Associates, were the creative minds behind this vision.

The design is one of incredible comfort and simple beauty, creating a relaxed and informal environment that encourages intimacy and privacy. Furnishings, furniture and art are mostly British-made, acknowledging a British tradition of craftsmanship. Throughout the hotel, the flooring is of English smoked oak adorned with beautiful bespoke rugs. Soft pigments and dusky colours instil a character that is undeniably English – subtle, understated and elegant.

Grounds

The first sight of Coworth Park’s 240-acre grounds is one that stays with you long after you leave. Overseen by Head of Gardens Terri Crow and her team, the hotel gardens offer a tranquil area of respite for enjoying the English countryside.

A beautiful wildflower meadow, sunken garden and Lime Grove offer freedom to roam, romp and rollick with country pursuits including horse-riding, croquet and even polo, on professional polo grounds.

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“Rural charm garnished with modern delight”

Rooms and Suites

The hotel has 70 guest rooms in the main Mansion House and peppered across the estate. Warm, contemporary décor reflects the serenity of the rural setting, alongside sumptuous four-poster beds, open fireplaces and the signature freestanding copper baths.

Set apart from the Mansion House, the stables and cottages are accessed by a short ride in a golf buggy –an experience in itself. This intimate enclave of converted stables creates a village-like atmosphere just behind The Barn. Many feature fireplaces, duplex layouts and private patios. The copper roll-top bath is a particular delight.

The jewel in the crown is The Dower House, an historic Grade II listed house

dating back to 1755, sensitively transformed into a three-bedroom private residence with state-of-the-art country kitchen. A tranquil garden and lake set the scene for this country idyll, shared only with Coworth Park’s family of graceful swans.

The newest addition to the collection is another signature suite – North Lodge. This Grade II listed cottage on the outskirts of the grounds offers sublime seclusion, complete with a private garden for summer BBQs or cosy winter nights around the fire pit. Inside there are three bedrooms, a kitchen with dining area and country-style living room with fireplace.

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Woven by Adam Smith

An eye-catching set of sculptures inspired by the Coworth Park gardens sits at the entrance of Woven by Adam Smith. Past these, guests are welcomed into an impressive new wine room and pantry, with two floor-to-ceiling wine cellars, holding a unique curation of bottles. The culinary journey begins with a selection of snacks served from the pantry including devilled egg; caviar, smoked roe, pine; Coronation chicken; and cured seabass, XO sauce, kalamansi, seaweed. Welcome drinks pair seamlessly with Adam’s menu and introduce guests to a list that celebrates British wines alongside library vintages from some of the best producers around the world, and cocktails that use storied, sustainable British spirits from Sapling.

The Barn

For a more relaxed dining experience, muddy boots are most welcome at The Barn, which offers a delicious brasserie-style menu of comfort food in an informal setting. Housed in the original barn frame, with rustic features such as a working stone fireplace, the

design makes it perfect for all seasons. In winter it becomes the height of cosiness with the roaring fire, and in summer the sunny outdoor terrace is the place to be.

Drawing Room

A cosy, elegant room, graced by glorious views of the grounds. This is the place for enjoying an award-winning afternoon tea, light meals and drinks, or simply to linger happily with coffee and a newspaper. In the warmer months, al fresco dining makes the perfect summer’s treat.

The Spa at Coworth Park

The beautiful spa nestled in the grounds is an oasis of calm overlooking the wildflower meadow and polo fields, with The Spatisserie serving light bites and drinks. Here the expert therapists work with celebrated brands including Germaine de Capuccini, Aromatherapy Associates, Carol Joy London and ishga to offer a range luxurious treatments. Eight treatment rooms, a relaxation room, state-of-the-art gym and atmospheric indoor pool make it a lovely place to while away an hour, an afternoon or a whole day.

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“Relax or reenergise. Your choice, your rules.” www.dorchestercollection.com
126 | johndwood.co.uk Riverside Drive, Esher Situated on the banks of the River Mole with a private mooring, this beautiful home within a private road features spacious open-plan living and wonderful gardens. Approx. 3,880 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, garden, private mooring and boat house, garage, off-street parking. Freehold | Guide Price £2,650,000 | Esher – 020 3151 7253 esher@johndwood.co.uk
Gavin
Fleming Sales - Esher
Home Farm Close, Esher This incredible Grade II Listed home was originally constructed around 1730, designed by renowned eminent architect William Kent. Home Farm House was part of the vast Claremont Estate, steeped in history, having been owned by Prince Leopold of Belgium. Approx. 3,390 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, open-plan breakfast room, detached summer house, garden, 2 garages. Freehold | Guide Price £1,950,000 | Esher – 020 3151 7253 esher@johndwood.co.uk 127 | johndwood.co.uk
128 | johndwood.co.uk Redhill Road, Cobham Grade II Listed, this beautiful house is set in a semi-rural location on the edge of Silvermere Golf Course. Offering an excellent degree of privacy, this detached property is in fantastic condition throughout having been through a thorough renovation project. Approx. 786 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: D. Bedroom, bathroom, open-plan living room, detached summer house, garden, garage. Freehold | Guide Price £595,000 | Cobham – 020 3151 7253 cobham@johndwood.co.uk Claremont Lane, Esher This stunning property is one of just eight bespoke apartments making up St George's Heights, a William George Homes luxury development, nestled in the thriving town centre of Esher. Approx. 904 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), open-plan living room, communal garden access, bike store, lift, off-street parking. Leasehold | Guide Price £695,000 | Esher – 020 3151 7253 esher@johndwood.co.uk
Gavin Fleming Sales - Esher
SOLDSTC
Adam Silvester Sales - Cobham

High

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Street, Ripley A magnificent Grade II Listed house, dating back to the 12th Century the property has a notable wealth of excellent period features which have been carefully retained. The large, south facing, secluded gardens are also an absolute delight. Approx. 4,402 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: Exempt. 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), 6 reception rooms open-plan dining room, utility room, office/gym, garden, off-street parking. Freehold | Guide Price £1,750,000 | Cobham – 020 3151 7253 cobham@johndwood.co.uk
Adam Silvester
Sales -
Cobham
131 | johndwood.co.uk Ockham Lane, Ockham This delightful ground floor apartment benefits from its own entrance, while set in a beautiful character building that is surrounded by woodland and open fields. It also enjoys a communal air-conditioned gym in the basement. Approx. 802 sq ft. Council Tax Band: D. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open-plan dining room, gym, cycle store, communal garden access, off-street parking. Leasehold | Guide Price £495,000 | Cobham – 020 3151 7253 cobham@johndwood.co.uk

Through the LOOKING GLASS

“It is actually windows which are a buildings’ most prominent feature, and because their design has evolved over the centuries, they can be invaluable when dating buildings.”

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At John D Wood & Co., we sell both old and new properties, so it is essential that we are able to appreciate how property styles and construction methods have changed over the centuries, and what historical and social factors have influenced their appearance. This helps us talk to our clients from an educated and knowledgeable position.

How do you date buildings?

It’s complicated!

Many properties are an evolution of one or more styles. They have been adapted and extended over centuries, using different styles in a mixture of high architecture, interpreted by a local architect, and determined by practicality as much as by the whims of designer taste.

Builders often borrowed styles from an earlier period – a habit of the Victorians who, in the 19th Century, found inspiration from previous styles and left a legacy of Victorian Gothic, Mock Tudor and Queen Anne Revival architecture.

Architectural fashion could take up to 50 years to permeate across the country. A builder in London would be under more pressure to use the latest styles to remain competitive, whereas a small town builder may have stuck to the style, they were comfortable using.

It is actually windows which are a building's most prominent feature, and because their design has evolved over the centuries, they can be invaluable when dating buildings.

The word “window” comes from the Old Norse for “wind eye”, and in Tudor times, that probably was very much the case! Glass was expensive and glazed windows of any size were something that only the very wealthy could afford. Where there was no glass, wooden shutters, oiled cloth, paper or even thin sheets of horn were used to shut out the elements.

Window design is closely related to the evolution of architectural style and technological advances glass manufacturing. They also reflect the status and the social hierarchy within the

building. For example, in Georgian and Regency properties, the tall floor-toceiling windows of the “piano nobile”, was known as the principal floor for receiving guests, compared to small paned windows in the roof for domestic housekeepers. They were further shaped by factors including as methods of taxation, such as The Window Tax of 1696, and building legislation.

The property tax based on the number of windows in a house was introduced at the end of the 17th Century, and often resulted in trompe l’oeil fake painted sashes, or plain masonry recesses where windows had been blocked up. The tax was eventually revoked in 1851.

Sash windows became fashionable in the late 17th Century and throughout the Georgian period. The outer frame, which contained the pulleys, were exposed and flush with the exterior wall.

After the Great Fire of London in 1666, windowsills were introduced as a method of deflecting fire, and all new buildings in London were then required to be brick or stone built, but people were still fearful of a repeat fire.

The style of the window largely remains the same, but form, position and style, give us crucial clues to the heritage of the building.

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134 | johndwood.co.uk Situated in a most tranquil setting on the banks of the River Wey is this glorious detached contemporary style family home, enjoying an added bonus of a detached garden lodge with its own kitchenette and shower room. Approx. 2,666 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C
Thomas Barham Sales - Weybridge
Fortescue Road, Weybridge 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (4 en suite), reception room, open-plan breakfast room, pantry, utility room, detached summer house, garden, private mooring. Freehold | Guide Price £2,500,000 | Weybridge – 01932 645 716 weybridge@johndwood.co.uk
135 | johndwood.co.uk Chaucer Avenue, Weybridge 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, dining room, open-plan breakfast room, study/bedroom 4, gym, cloakroom, utility room, garden. Freehold | Guide Price £2,250,000 | Weybridge – 01932 645 716 weybridge@johndwood.co.uk This detached, contemporary family home has recently completed an extensive refurbishment and building programme to exacting standards by the current owners. Approx. 2,695 sq ft. Council Tax Band F. Energy Rating: C.
136 | johndwood.co.uk The Fairway, Weybridge A modern and elegant family home with a beautiful landscaped garden which backs onto St George's Hill Golf Course, this property is located on a private road and benefits both a double garage and driveway parking. Approx. 3,776 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, open-plan family room, terrace, garden. £2,077 Per Week | £9,000 Per Calendar Month | Weybridge Lettings – 01932 645 293 weybridge@johndwood.co.uk
Bea Piazza
Lettings - Weybridge St George’s Hill, Weybridge A charming and substantial family home set over four floors, with an indoor swimming pool complex, lower ground annex and located in the sought after St George’s Hill private estate. Council Tax Band: H. EPC Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms, family bathroom, 5 receptions, swimming pool, shower room, 1 bedroom annex, garden. £2,654 Per Week | £11,500 Per Calendar Month | Weybridge Lettings – 01932 645 293 weybridge@johndwood.co.uk

Fairacres, Cobham

Lauren Howe Lettings - APW Cobham
A stunning detached house, located within walking distance of ACS Cobham. The property is beautifully presented and offers spacious accommodation and a beautiful rear garden. Approx. 4,638 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, office, utility room, garden and double garage. £2,791 Per Week | £12,000 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Cobham – 01932 645 50 cobham@apwproperty.com Water Lane, Cobham apwproperty.com A well-presented, spacious family home set behind private gates, this property benefits flexible accommodation over three floors. Approx. 5,922 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: C. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suites), 4 reception rooms, open-plan family room, garden, double garage. £2,791 Per Week | £12,000 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Cobham – 01932 645 503 cobham@apwproperty.com
Park Lane, Ashtead apwproperty.com Beautifully presented, this wonderful property is just a short drive to Ashtead Railway Station which connects to London Waterloo, London Victoria or London Bridge. Approx. 3,953 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, sitting room, open-plan breakfast room, snug, study, dressing room, garage. £2,209 Per Week | £9,500 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Cobham – 01932 645 503 cobham@apwproperty.com
Amanda
Driver Lettings - APW Weybridge Guildford Road, Effingham A modern townhouse with accommodation arranged over three floors, this delightful home is situated in a small private development close to Effingham Golf Course. Approx. 1,693 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suites), reception room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, garden, garage. £807.69 Per Week | £3,500 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Weybridge – 01932 645 529 weybridge@apwproperty.com Weybridge Park, Weybridge Conveniently located close to the centre of Weybridge, this refurbished detached house is part of a private estate offering modern decor and a sizeable open-plan kitchen/dining area. Approx. 2,830 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suites), reception room, family room, play room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, garden, garage £1,500 Per Week | £6,500 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Weybridge – 01932 645 529 weybridge@apwproperty.com
Stompond Lane, Walton on Thames apwproperty.com A brand new 5 bedroom family home built to a high specification and situated in a stunning new development within close proximity of Walton Town Centre and Railway Station. Approx. 2,560 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: B. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suites), 3 reception rooms, cloakroom, garden, garage. £1,361.53 Per Week | £5,900 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | APW Weybridge – 01932 645 529 weybridge@apwproperty.com
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Ryan Letch
Lettings - CHK
Surbiton
A Grade II Listed Georgian period residence, with 16th Century origins, Norwood Farmhouse offers the tranquillity of a country setting, while a short drive from the high streets of Cobham and Esher. Approx. 7,282 sq ft. Council Tax Band: H. Energy Rating: Exempt. £3,461 Per Week | £15,000 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | CHK Esher – 01372 390 058 Elvedon Road, Cobham esher@chkmountford.com 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, self contained cottage, swimming pool, patio, garden, stables, double garage, off-street parking.
Gavin Fleming
Lettings - CHK
Esher
Benefiting of an abundance of space and period features, a property such as this is a unique find. Featuring a generous and modern kitchen, the house also benefits from the useful addition of an outbuilding, making an ideal home gym or office. Approx. 2,796 sq ft. Council Tax Band: G. Energy Rating: D. £1,269 Per Week | £5,500 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | CHK Surbiton – 02031 510 061 | surbiton@chkmountford.co.uk Oakhill Grove, Surbiton 4 bedrooms, 4 en suite bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, open-plan dining room, dressing room, gym/study, 2 cloakrooms, garden, off-street parking. Set in a coveted position on a popular river road, this house has been carefully designed to provide a stylish and co-ordinated space. Approx. 1,608 sq ft. Council Tax Band: F. Energy Rating: C. £4,000 Per Calendar Month (fees apply) | CHK Surbiton – 02031 510 061 surbiton@chkmountford.co.uk Westfield Road, Surbiton 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, garden, off-street parking.

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Chelsea Green

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Cobham

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Docklands & City Unit 2, 37b Millharbour, Canary Wharf, London E14 9TX Sales: 020 3369 0682 Lettings: 020 3369 0721

Earl's Court

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

Sales: 020 3151 3962

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Esher

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Head Office

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Lymington

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Notting Hill 129-131 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB Sales: 020 3151 3898

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Oxford 235 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7HN Sales: 01865 575209

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Richmond 31 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1AD Sales: 020 3151 6301

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St Margarets

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Wimbledon 5 Church Road, London, SW19 5DW Sales: 020 3151 6805 Lettings: 020 3151 6450

APW Cobham 65 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, KT11 1JQ Lettings: 01932 645503

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CHK Mountford Esher 53 High Street, Esher, KT10 9RQ Lettings: 01372 390058

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