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A bright and charming apartment in Battersea.
Yvon House, Battersea SW11 A modern one bedroom flat with an open plan kitchen in popular Yvon House, moments from Battersea Park's 200 acres and the Thames. • • • •
South-facing balcony Parking space included 24-hour concierge service Approximately 516 sq ft
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A handsome, family townhouse.
Ferndale Road, Clapham SW4 Offering well-balanced living and family accommodation arranged over four floors, this property retains many original features and enjoys a sense of volume with high ceilings. • • • •
Rebecca Higgins looks forward to helping you. firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8022 6116
Bay windows and twin fireplaces Ample storage space, including loft and vault Large, south-facing garden Approximately 2,454 sq ft
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Furmage Street, SW18 £320 per week A ground floor one bedroom maisonette within walking distance of Earlsfield station. The flat comprises of one double bedroom, a large open plan kitchen reception room, one bathroom and a private garden. EPC – E. Earlsfield Office 020 8879 6205
DESIGN & PRODUCTION TypeStart firstname.lastname@example.org • www.typestart.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS email@example.com HEAD OFFICE The Studio, 370 Old York Road, London SW18 1SP CONTRIBUTORS Jenny Knight is an award-winning journalist, specialising in property and education. During her long career she has written news and features for nearly every national paper. Duncan Farmer is an experienced journalist specialising in finance, business and property. Duncan writes for a wide range of newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday. See his Finance report.
Hambalt Road, SW4 £575 per week A large split level three bedroom flat in the popular Abbeville Road area. The flat has a large open plan kitchen reception room with doors leading to a roof terrace, three bedrooms, one ensuite bathroom and one shared bathroom. EPC – D. Clapham Office 020 7720 5588
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42 NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. What’s become of online estate agents, asks Jenny Knight 11 The Word. Hani Madanat of Coombe Residential considers the Brexit effect 24 Heads-up. Robert Holmes & Company get gold, a modular eco village coming our way and agents’ pledges to charities 25 Word on the Street. Does the property market have a spring in its step after highest monthly price rise on record? 29 Stirling Ackroyd – their property experts answer your legal queries 30 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 48 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 54 Money Matters. Wherever we’re at now, the London property market looks impressive in the long-term, says Duncan Farmer 75 Secret Agent. Shoeni
Oates of John D Woods & Co revealed
87 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks
SOUTH Loves. Our wish list
34 The Trend. New leaves 35 So SOUTH. Shining light 37 Perfect Homes – use home stylists to ease your move, say Abels 38 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens 39 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best
ON THE MARKET 11 VIP Property. The former home in Esher of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer 17 South West London. A bright and light detached home in the heart of East Dulwich 30 Home Compare. Exercising choice 32 Property Problems – advice
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90 from OnThe Market.com 41 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress
49 NEW HOMES. John East Director, KFH Land and New Homes, looks at the ways developers are attracting discerning buyers 56 South West London. A stylishly extended Victorian end of terrace off Northcote Road and a supersize mansion block flat opposite Battersea Park 57 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A four bedroom penthouse with 360 degree views 61 Robert Holmes Coombe. A grand family home on the Coombe Hill Estate 70 South West London. A light-filled modern home – architect designed and a spacious house in Balham with lots of potential 74 South West London. Newbuild luxury on a gated development in Balham and a beautiful family home on a tree-lined street in Southfields
York Mansions is a substantial Victorian block that is located on Prince of Wales Drive co opposite Battersea Park – from @johndwood #realestate #property #interiors
86 South East London. Two attractive family homes in Dulwich 88 Lettings. Three top lets in Tooting’s Bellevue, central Putney and Norbury 89 Super Prime Let. A stunning eight bedroom Georgian house and prime riverside apartment in Battersea
COUNTRY 92 A picturesque period home in a rural location in Esher
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94 An exceptional sevenbedroom Georgian farmhouse on the north Cornish coast 96 With spectacular panoramic views of the River Dart, an architect designed house in Dartmouth
FINALLY 108 Directory of South London agents 113 Last Word. Tom Butler, Sales Manager, Sheraton Law, has the final say
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GETTHEBUG Mr Milly’s is a small, independent company specialising in unique and amusing objects. Drawing is at the heart of their ceramics which are handmade in their studio in Southfields SW18. They create new pieces regularly so you need to keep an eye on their website. Beetles and ants plate, £50 each. Available online or see Holly & Co, 147-149 St Margarets Road, Twickenham TW1 1RG www.mrmillys.co.uk
WHITE GOODIES ARTANDARCHITECTURE From 1800 to 1804 Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most influential architects (you may have been to the museum and his London home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields), designed and built Pitzhanger Manor as his dream country retreat in what was then rural Ealing. A £12m building programme has returned Pitzhanger to Soane’s original design and established an art gallery (launch exhibition by Anish Kapoor) in what was the kitchen block. www.pitzhanger.org.uk
Classical but modern – H&M Home give us a hint of ancient Rome in a Column vase, £17.99, Hand Candle Holder, £9.99 and Head Vase, £19.99 www2.hm.com
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HERECOMESTHE SUNFLOWER! This major exhibition brings together 45 works from around he world by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists. Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. The exhibition also looks at the British artists who were inspired by Van Gogh, including Francis Bacon and David Bomberg. The EY Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain, 27 March-11 August www.tate.org.uk
WIPE OUT Proof that an everyday household item can look good as well – these linen tea towels come from a Finnish mill Lapuan Kankruit established over 100 years ago. Their range also includes beautiful blankets and throws, bed linen, cushion covers, kitchen, dining and bath textiles as well as scarves and bathrobes. £16. www.lapuankankurit.fi
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hares in Purplebricks rose very nicely but then they fell off a cliff after slashing profit forecasts. Today they are still tottering around at a much lower level to the heady days when the only news about online agents was good news. It seems that despite a brilliant TV advertising campaign investors have lost some confidence in the sector. Initially online agents attracted hundreds of millions of pounds of investment but they have not succeeded in capturing anything more than a small fraction of the market. Rival Emoov, which had merged with Tepilo and Urban.co.uk, collapsed in December. Emoov still exists after being sold by administrators in January, but the administrator’s report makes interesting reading for those weighing up whether to
use an online agent to sell their home. Beyond a doubt many home buyers start their searches looking online – and successful sellers can expect to pay quite a bit less to an online agent. But the big question is whether going down the online route will be a waste of time and money? Even if an online agent operates a no sale no fee deal, an abortive marketing campaign can make a house seem stale – and a quick sale unlikely – if it is then relaunched with another agent. According to the administrators Emoov had only 2,400 active customers at the time of its insolvency. This contrasts with the claim following its merger, that it had nearly 50,000 customers. The administrators also say that Emoov lost £15 million between last May and September, although Russell Quirk its founder, disputes this figure. This is not to say that some sellers haven’t managed to luck-out with online agents, managing to achieve a quick sale for a good price. For people thinking of moving and agonising over which route to take it probably pays to ask around, to see what experiences other locals have had. Never forgetting that informed advice from a traditional local agent can be invaluable in a sticky market – or even in a rising market. To put your house on sale for last year’s price can be an awful blunder if prices have since fallen – because you won’t sell – and this can be an even worse blunder in a rising market – because you could sell for a lower price than you could have achieved with the benefit of knowledgeable local advice.
pread over five lavish floors, this splendid Georgian home sprawls generously to 270 sq m. The house sits along south east London’s premiere period row, Camberwell Grove, and enjoys elegant decor and a tranquil 50ft rear garden. There are five/six bedrooms, three receptions, kitchen, utility room, library, three bathrooms and WC and plenty of period features. £2m, Wooster & Stock 020 7952 0595
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They were meant to make buying a house easier and cheaper, yet the fortunes of online estate agents suggest that the old fashioned idea of a man or a woman in an office with specialist local knowledge, may be around for many a year yet, says Jenny Knight
sher-born Ada Lovelace lived at Sandown House from 1841. She was celebrated along with many others last month on International Women’s Day as the creator of the first algorithm which allowed the computer to be used beyond pure calculation, making her the world’s first computer programmer. Lovelace was the daughter of poet Lord Byron and Annabella Millbank. Her contribution to the field of computer science was not discovered until the 1950s when her notes were republished. In 1980 the US Department of Defense named a newly developed computer language “Ada” after Lovelace. For sale is the elegant penthouse apartment, accessed via a grand pillared porch and a communal entrance hall, with three bedrooms (all with en suites) and impressive and generous living space. There’s access to the loggia, terrace and balcony through two sets of French doors. And there are communal gardens. It’s just a few yards away from the shops and restaurants on Esher High Street. £950,000, Savills Esher 01372 461 900
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THE WORD Hani Madanat, Founder and Director of Coombe Residential, considers the Brexit effect
s I write this, the rain is coming down and the nation is waiting on the results of the Parliamentary vote at the ‘last chance saloon’ to decide on a deal or no deal Brexit. This past year I find I’m constantly being asked by buyers and clients alike ‘so what’s the property market doing at the moment, is Brexit having any effect’? Well the short easy answer would be ‘Yes’ as there is a “wait and see” approach by vendors but Brexit is not entirely to blame for this. The rise in Stamp Duty has also meant more people choosing to stay put rather than move, homes taking longer to sell and stiffer regulations for money laundering are all contributing to slowing down the flow of new property instructions onto the market. But despite all of this there is a positive side because all of our new instructions are from clients who are really serious about selling and with evidence of an increasing shift in balance in favour of applicants looking to purchase and with mortgage lenders keen to do business with excellent product rates, plus a weaker pound tempting in overseas buyers, there has never been a better time for buyers.
Guide price £950,000 A charming Edwardian property, located on one of Woking’s most sought after private roads, stretching over three floors and reaching just under 2,800 sq ft. It has many desirable original features including high ceilings, open fireplaces and exposed beams. On the ground floor the two large reception rooms, approximately 20ft square, have dual aspect and both lead out onto the garden. There’s also has a large kitchen-breakfast room, utility and boot room. As well as the master bedroom with en suite, there are three sizeable double bedrooms while the top floor has a further two bedrooms with beautiful views. Carson & Co Woking – Associated with John D Wood & Co 01483 773101
Uncertainty however remains, not only politically, but in the wider economy affecting confidence. With the shortage of properties available, those people looking to move, who find a property ticking the boxes in terms of price, location, transport links, schools and local amenities, then I would advise seriously considering putting forward an offer to purchase. And as if to prove this point, right on cue, this afternoon as the sun started to emerge I had news from two of my buyers informing me they have accepted near asking price offers on their properties. This past month Coombe Residential also have offers agreed on two clients’ properties and, in both sets of circumstances, the properties had realistic guide prices. So provided vendors acknowledge the market conditions and Soif continue to be realistic the 27 Battersea Rise, buyers are out there. London SW11 1HG www.soif.co Where? Battersea
What’s it like? Fun, friendly and fabulous food And the food? This is a charming little restaurant and one which delivers modern French cooking accompanied by a wonderful wine list. The sort of place where you are sure that there will be a difficult decision to be made in chasing just one dish and where it is guaranteed that you get a case of food envy from your fellow diners! I’ve never had a bad meal here and writing this makes me want to book another meal there ASAP! They are big wine lovers and one should take the opportunity to try new grape varieties and ask for their recommendations. A super friendly bistro well worth a try.
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A beautiful apartment overlooking the dock.
Cubitt Building, Grosvenor Waterside SW1W An absolutely magnificent three bedroom apartment situated on the north side of the river by Chelsea Bridge. • • • •
Stylish open plan kitchen Close to the Battersea Park 24-hour concierge Approximately £1,625 sq ft
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Exquisite apartment set within a quaint private mews.
Bermondsey Street, Southwark SE1 A stunning converted warehouse apartment right on the fashionable and sought after Bermondsey Street. Maltby Street Market and Borough Market are within walking distance, both offering a variety of fresh foods and drinks.
Daniel Woods looks forward to helping you. firstname.lastname@example.org 020 3837 1524
• Exposed brick walls • Bright and airy interior • Approximately 705 sq ft of living space
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Homes for sale in Wandsworth. Henderson Road, Wandsworth SW18 An architecturally designed family home located in the Toast Rack, on the doorstep of Wandsworth Common. • • • •
South-facing garden Private parking Good local transport links Approximately 4,400 sq ft
Sam Sproston looks forward to helping you. email@example.com 020 8682 7768
Guide price £3,450,000
Frewin Road, Wandsworth SW18 A family home with a 55 ft garden, located on one of the most favoured roads in Wandsworth. • • • •
Beatrix Potter catchment area On the doorstep of Wandsworth Common Generous living space Approximately 1,325 sq ft
Sam Sproston looks forward to helping you. firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8682 7768
Guide price £1,900,000
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Fabulous new home located on a prime road.
2 Deepdale, Wimbledon Village SW19 Located in a quiet and sought after road a few hundred metres from Wimbledon Village with its excellent shops, exclusive boutiques, cafes, restaurants and wine bars and Wimbledon Common. • • •
Dominic Pasqua looks forward to helping you. email@example.com 020 8022 1358
Impressive new luxury house set over four floors A secluded and beautifully landscaped garden Approximately 6,725 sq ft
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Homes to rent in Wimbledon SW19 The Grange, Wimbledon SW19
Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19
Good size two bedroom ground floor flat located at the top of Wimbledon Hill. EPC: D. Guide price £1,750 per calendar month
Gladstone Road, Wimbledon SW19
1 A very well presented top floor flat situated in an enviable position and located in the very heart of Wimbledon Village. Guide price £2,500 per calendar month
Denmark Avenue, Wimbledon SW19
Spacious four bedroom maisonette in the heart of Wimbledon town. EPC: E. 2
Guide price £2,000 per calendar month
Deepdale, Wimbledon SW19
Recently refurbished five bedroom detached family home in Wimbledon. EPC: C. Guide price £5,000 per calendar month
The Drive, West Wimbledon SW20
1 Superb four bedroom town house a short distance from Wimbledon Common. EPC: D.
An impressive detached family home within this quiet cul-de-sac and a short distance to Wimbledon Village.
Guide price £2,950 per calendar month
Guide price £17,500 per calendar month
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BRIGHT ANDLIGHT This four bedroom, detached house, nestles on a quiet residential street in the heart of East Dulwich, yet moments away the cafés, restaurants and boutiques of Lordship Lane
t is very well connected thanks to local bus routes and railway stations, with East Dulwich Station 0.2 miles away (services to London Bridge in 13 minutes) and Denmark Hill, 0.8 miles away, (with services to Victoria, Blackfriars, Clapham Junction and Highbury & Islington). The property is also in walking distance to the Peckham Rye’s Bellenden Road and Peckham Rye Station. On the ground floor there is a wide entrance hall with a beautiful stained glass feature. The hall leads into an elegant reception room that cleverly combines period detail with contemporary flair. To the rear, a large open-plan kitchen/diner has been
extended to create a wonderful light entertaining and family living space, opening directly onto the pretty garden. There is also a guest WC and cellar. On the first floor there are three generous bedrooms including a master suite with a large en suite bathroom with a separate shower as well as a family bathroom. On the second floor, there is a substantial bedroom that is currently used as a gym/study with walk-in eaves storage. Oglander Road, East Dulwich, SE15, £1,625,000 Knight Frank 020 3815 9410
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An exceptional five bedroom town house in a highly regarded development on the River Thames. Spanning over 2,000 sq ft, this spacious house has
Address, PCandButler Med 12.85pt been finished toArea, good standard further benefits from off-street parking for two cars, 24 hour security and a substantial terrace linking the front and rear of the property that is also ideal for Al Fresco dining. Additionally, 3 Cinnamon Row is currently arranged with a separate ground and first floor Description. Approx. x,xxxx sq ft. Energy Rating: x Gotham Reg 6pt studio with a Road, commercial long lease for office use, perfect for someone looking for an a joining home office, or to rent out separately. EPC Rating: C. 324 Trinity Wandsworth SW18 3RG Summary of accomodation. Gotham Reg 6pt 020 3151£1,300,000 6642 Guide Price Xxxxhold Guide Price £xxx Gotham 6pt Medium firstname.lastname@example.org
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Trott Street, Battersea SW11 Recently refurbished to an extremely high standard, this is a beautifully presented and well-proportioned four bedroom family house situated on a popular street close to Battersea Square. Trunk wooden flooring runs throughout the ground floor and when combined with the fully fitted bespoke Euromobil kitchen it makes for a modern and stylish finish. Bi-folding doors lead out onto a very good sized and well stocked garden. Further benefits Battersea include an integrated Sonos system wired into the kitchen and underfloor heating in both bathrooms and the kitchen. Trott Street lies just off 501 Park Road, Battersea SW11 4LW Shuttleworth Road and is therefore close to the many shops and restaurants of Battersea Park Road and Battersea Square. EPC Rating: D.
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Located on a highly regarded road is this quite exceptional family home. Well situated, it offers access to Southfields’ local amenities, District Line
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character and charm. To the ground floor there is a double reception room, ideal for entertaining while the kitchen/breakfast room has a lovely feel at Description. Approx. x,xxxx sq ft. Energy Rating: x Gotham Reg 6pt the rear of the property with great views of 3RG the garden. There is also a very useful utility room on the ground floor with a cloakroom, situated conven324 Trinity Road, Wandsworth SW18 iently next the kitchen. On the first floor Summary of to accomodation. Gotham Reg 6ptthere are three bedrooms and a family shower room; the master bedroom has the benefit of an en suite 020 3151 6642 bathroom. The second floor offers two double bedrooms and a further shower room. EPC Rating: D. Xxxxhold Guide Price £xxx Gotham 6pt Medium firstname.lastname@example.org Guide Price £1,250,000
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Victoria Drive, Wimbledon SW19 A lovely detached period family house with great space measuring just under 4,000 sq ft. The house is well located for Wimbledon Common, Southfields, Wimbledon Park and the Village. The property offers excellent lateral space and a beautiful garden with a south-westerly aspect extending to just under 100 feet. The property is arranged with a generous hall leading to a sitting room, a double aspect living room and separate dining room. ThePark property offers six large bedrooms and five bathrooms upstairs, a cloakroom, utility room, well equipped kitchen and ample off501 Battersea Road, Battersea SW11 4LW street parking to the front as well as access to the garage. EPC Rating: C.
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Battersea Square, SW11 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, South-facing garden, separate W.C, 165 sq ft (1,772 sq ft), EPC=E
Guide £1.8 million | Freehold
Eland Road, SW11 Double reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, master en suite bedroom with dressing room, 3 further bedrooms (1 en suite), further bathroom, study, utility room, balcony, garden, 203 sq m (2,185 sq ft), EPC=C
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Holden Street, SW11 Reception room, kitchen, master en suite bedroom, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom, study, garden, 117 sq ft (1,260 sq ft), EPC=C
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HEADS-UP ETOPIAOR UTOPIA?
London’s first modular commuter village of 47 eco homes is being constructed in Corby, Northants and is called Project Etopia. The project is a joint venture using a panellised construction system. The smart home developer has set up a factory in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire that can turn out five three-bedroom homes a day. The insulated panels, can handle up to 400mph winds, and can be built to different sizes. The factory’s plant machinery allows for a continuous line production process that can create tens of thousands of panels of different sizes under enormous heat and pressure. Joseph Daniels, CEO of Project Etopia, says: “This is an exciting and important milestone that will help us achieve our ambition to produce 21,500 eco-modular homes by 2025. “This is a critical time for house building in the UK with homes still not being built quickly enough, locking millions of people out of the property market. Our modular homes can be built incredibly quickly, and still be given a luxury finish, smart technology and sustainability features as standard. “By providing environmentally-friendly, affordable houses which can be built in a matter of days, we want to make it possible for everyone to own their own home but without killing the planet. Living in a modular home is no longer a compromise.”
RENTTOBUY The annual cost difference between buying and renting has shrunk to its smallest difference in nine years, according to Halifax. Mortgage Strategy. It reported that data shows that the annual savings for a homeowner in 2018 over a renter were £366, down from £900 in 2017. The data defines housing costs as mortgage repayments, maintenance, repair, minor alternations, insurance costs, and income lost through saving for a deposit. It uses a three-bedroom property in the UK as an example. Monthly payments for this property type came to, on average, £729 per month in December 2018. In comparison, the average monthly rent on the same property was £759. Buyers in London made the biggest savings on average, at £1,390 a month for buyers versus £1,763 a month for those who rent.
CHARITYCHASE To help celebrate its 150th birthday, Hamptons International has committed to make 2019 its biggest year of fundraising yet. In support of the businesses ongoing commitment to charity partner Cancer Research UK, Hamptons International has introduced “Challenge 150”, an internal initiative whereby each member of the business has pledged to raise £150 to collectively raise in excess of £150,000 for Cancer Research, UK by the end of the year. To date, Hamptons International has raised almost a quarter of a million pounds for Cancer Research, UK and aims to bring that total to £400,000 by the end of 2019.
POUNDINGAWAY To celebrate their third year of partnership, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward has pledged to donate £1 to London Youth for every property valuation they undertake during 2019. The scheme, known as ‘Pay a Pound Forward’, will contribute up to £30,000 towards KFH’s 2019 fundraising target of £80,000. These funds will support London Youth in their work to enrich the lives of young people across London. Julian Peak, Sales Director at KFH, says: “We are excited to launch the Pay a Pound Forward scheme, as part of our wider fundraising efforts. Our community ‘team leaders’ across our business have already had hundreds of staff sign up to raise funds in different ways over 2019. “As well as supporting their vital work, we hope to also use our network across the Capital to raise brand awareness for London Youth. We hope that the more that people learn about their work, the more support they will receive.” Since the partnership began in 2017, KFH has raised over £140,000 to support London Youth. Fundraising initiatives include staff participating in London Marathon, Tough Mudder, London to Surrey bike ride, Gauntlet Games, food drives, and quiz nights. Rosemary Watt-Wyness, CEO of London Youth, says: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with KFH for a third year. It is great to see so many people committed to making a real difference to the lives of young Londoners.”
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GOLDWINNERS Robert Holmes & Company have won Gold in the British Property Lettings Awards for Wimbledon for 2018-2019. The prestigious award marks exemplary and outstanding levels of customer service. The judging criteria takes the form of mystery shopping over an extensive period. A spokesman for Robert Holmes, says: “‘We are proud that our fantastic levels of customer service and attention to detail have been recognised, as a benchmark for the local and regional area.” The British Property Lettings Awards, states, “The team personally mystery shop every estate agent against a set of 25 criteria to obtain a balanced overview. If an agent has been given one of our awards, it is simply down to the fantastic customer service levels that they have demonstrated across a prolonged period of time. Winning agents should be proud that their customer service levels provide a benchmark for their local, regional and national competition.”
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MORECHOICE There were more new properties listed for sale in February compared with the previous month as sellers appeared to defy Brexit fears. In London new property listings were up by 8.1per cent, according to Housesimple, who say that homeowners are determined to keep moving. Nationally new property listings in February were up 11% on January, from 52,207 to 57,992, as home sellers across the country continued to market their properties, undeterred by uncertainty around the UK’s exit from the EU. New stock in London was also up last month to 23,440 compared with 21,677 in January. Property stock levels were up across the capital with only three boroughs (Bexley, Newham and Kingston upon Thames) seeing a drop in new property listings. However, new stock coming onto the market last month was 15% down on the comparable month in 2018. In south London Merton and Lambeth has the largest increases in supply.
WORD ON THE STREET Does the property market have a spring in its step after highest monthly price rise on record? WENDY PETERMAN PETERMANS All looked rosy as most agents had a super Jan and Feb, but Brexit uncertainty has now shown its teeth. The number of properties coming to market seem to be declining and although we are seeing plenty of buyers in our area, there is not a great deal for them to purchase. This does push prices up, however there are many overvalued properties on the market and property that sits on the portals for any length of time does not entice buyers. Agents out there are overvaluing to ensure the instruction and then tying their vendors into long contracts. All this achieves is unhappy vendors and an ongoing lack of purchasable stock. In my opinion, vendors expectations have to be managed to ensure the property market keeps moving. Seeing the demise of the EMoov and their associated companies, it seems that the high street agent is the agent of choice. Traditional values of providing service, feedback and constant communication whilst managing a sale is still what vendors want.
MATT SMITH KNIGHT FRANK RIVERSIDE The cherry blossoms and the magnolias are in full bloom in Battersea. Spring is in the air and in the steps of buyers fed up to the back teeth of the B word. Family homes in Battersea are back on the agenda for buyers who, in my opinion, have rightly spotted that it is actually an extremely smart time to buy. The market is priced sensitively and comparatively cheaply to recent market highs and we all know that in London, the market can swing from buyer to seller in a very short space of time. We are already seeing many cases of competitive bids due to shortage of stock and very reasonable asking prices.
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Oakridge spans over 6,000 sq ft and sits on a leafy 1/3 acre site in Grove Park, Camberwell. A long gated drive leads to the stunning five bed/five bath, three storey contemporary house, set around an aged oak, with every modern luxury, including a splendid air-conditioned gym with adjoining sauna. Wooster & Stock 020 7052 0595
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This stunning home in St George’s Hill, Weybridge offers generous reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with en suites, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room, media room and a fabulous gym. It’s close to the centre of Weybridge with good transport connections. The Estate provides controlled gated security and privacy. offering an ideal community location. Knight Frank Weybridge 01932 548000
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This spectacular modern house on Canford Cliffs, Dorset occupies a wonderful natural setting overlooking Poole Harbour. It’s exceptionally designed with a fabulous open plan kitchen/ dining/living area and extensive terracing on the ground floor and a master suite and three further bedrooms on the second floor. A pool, sauna and gym is located on the lower ground floor. Tailor Made 01202 706006
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Guide price: ÂŁ3,600,000 7 Bedrooms A wonderful detached family home located on George Road, sitting within generous landscaped grounds which include a carriage driveway with ample off street parking, integral double garage and a beautiful South-West landscaped garden of over 200â€™ that backs onto Coombe Wood golf course. With over 8,000 ft2 of accommodation spread over four floors; this property benefits from spacious entertaining space on the ground floor, an indoor swimming pool, games room, billiard room and gymnasium with seven bedrooms on the upper floors.
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BREXIT BRITAIN Should the buyer beware, asks Emon Ahmed, CEO of Stirling Ackroyd
hether you are thinking about selling or buying a property, or you are looking for mortgage advice and you have questions about how to proceed in the present climate, the experts at Stirling Ackroyd Legal will be able to help you The UK is still undecided about how Brexit will proceed and, in the present climate, it is difficult to predict what the overall effect on the UK property market will be. At the moment, the so-called ‘divorce deal’ between the UK and the EU has yet to be finalised, so the ever-debated process of Brexit is still very much a work in progress. The nationwide climate of uncertainty brought about by Brexit has the potential to affect many sectors of the UK economy, and of course the property market is no exception. At Stirling Ackroyd Legal, our specialist team of property experts will be able to answer any queries you may have and provide sound advice, whatever your situation may be. Property prices in London have continued to fall during 2018, with the interest rate and mortgage rates remaining low for the time being. According to the Office for National Statistics, although average UKwide house prices have increased this year up to September by 3.5%, over the last two years there has actually been a slowdown in growth. The smallest rate of annual growth was recorded in London, which has seen a fall of 0.3% during the year. However this has not affected the growth of our property sector at Stirling Ackroyd Legal. We are seeing instruction increases of over 30% year on year, largely down to the ‘above and beyond’ service provided to each client. Whilst there has been a downturn in the property market overall, Stirling Ackroyd have seen unprecedented growth in the
number of mortgage advisors and estate agents using the firm. We will continue to offer clients the best advice for their own individual circumstances, taking into account all of the market conditions in order to achieve the right outcome for you. For example, first-time buyers might consider making their purchase now whilst property prices are lower, in order to achieve greater investment potential. If you have a property to sell, the present conditions may not necessarily represent a disadvantage, because if other wouldbe sellers in your area are holding back as they wait for the market to pick up, you may be on the way to a quicker sale. When it comes to mortgages, surveys, insurance and removals, we can help you to find the best option for you; in fact, whatever your situation, you can always count on us to provide clear, practical advice on the next step. Rest assured that the capital remains a fast-moving property market, despite the ongoing political backdrop. Regeneration projects in central London and beyond are ongoing and new developments continue. As the market keeps on moving, so do the Brexit negotiations, and it is worth keeping in mind that once a deal is finally agreed, elements of the uncertainty in all sectors will be removed, because as a nation we will know that we are definitely leaving and exactly how this will happen. Markets may fluctuate, but you can always rely on the team at Stirling Ackroyd Legal.
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Thinking of moving? Take advice from Property Expert Phil Spencer
Is it really your ‘dream home?’ W
hen I ask people about their ‘dream home’, they often focus on physical features of the property itself. But, remember – you can change the interior of your home but not its location! Sometimes it’s wise to make a few compromises when it comes to the house you want. Before you buy, ask yourself this: ‘Is it really your dream home?’ ‘Location, location, location’. This might be my favourite mantra, but this isn’t without reason! Every buyer is looking for something different, but it’s important you make sure the area you buy in has what you’re looking for. Don’t get carried away looking at the build alone! Your dream property should be defined by more than just superficial features. Unsure where to start? Here are my suggestions of some considerations to make: Transport links Do you commute to work every day? It sounds simple enough – but don’t forget to find out how well-connected your potential new area is. Take my advice, you’ll want to find this out sooner rather than later. Catchment areas If you have a young family, make sure you check out the local schools. Are you in the catchment area for any good ones?
Local community Remember, when you buy a new home, you’re buying into the area itself also. So – don’t just visit the property alone! Ask yourself questions such as: what are the local amenities like? How’s the atmosphere? How easy is it to get around?
Thinking long-term can help you make a profit when you eventually come to sell. You’re investing in your future. So, one piece of advice I always share is choose your location wisely. It can be better to have the worst house on the best street rather than the other way round!
Neighbours The people who live next door or across the street can significantly impact your enjoyment of living somewhere. When buying a house – try not to overlook the ‘small’ things. Believe me, when you part with your money, these can feel a lot bigger.
Do your research I believe location is the most crucial consideration when buying a home. On paper, a certain property may seem to have it all – but this can fall apart when you scratch the surface. The way around this is to do your research. Or, get somebody else to do it for you! From local schools to nearby planning applications, a Move iQ property report can tell you everything you need to know. If you’re planning to buy a house, I highly recommend you get one. Remember, physical elements of your home can be added or changed. The area can’t!
Separate your needs from your wants You may want certain interior features in your new home. Some properties you visit may have them all. But, how necessary are these? Are they more important than the surrounding area? Many homebuyers find themselves wishing they’d prioritised where they live over what they live in. Making a few compromises here and there can help you avoid falling into the same trap.
Whether you’re buying, renting or moving, Phil shares his property advice all in one place over on www.moveiq.co.uk
The area can add value Location can significantly increase property value. Certain areas are hotspots for development, so look out for signs that they’re up and coming.
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PROPERTYPROBLEMS Get ready to stop them…
uying, selling, letting or renting a home can all be taxing and emotional experiences. Thanks to good estate and letting agents keeping problems to a minimum by working to strict codes of conduct and striving to maintain high levels of customer service, most transactions proceed smoothly. But if something goes wrong it is often the agent who is blamed, fairly or not. This guide from OnTheMarket.com looks at a few possible problems to help you know what to do if things do go wrong. AGENTS ACT FOR THEIR CLIENTS The agent has a legal obligation to look after the interests of their client and to follow their instructions. Yet agents are sometimes wrongly blamed if things go awry for a prospective buyer or tenant. PREPARATION Do your homework – see OnTheMarket.com Top Tip guides. Those who prepare are less likely to experience transaction problems. Good communication is also key. Keep in close contact with agents, advising them of changes in circumstances, to ensure that any issues can be dealt with early. GAZUMPING This is when the seller backs out of an agreed deal and accepts a higher offer from a different buyer. The first buyer may wonder why the property was still being shown and why the estate agents allowed someone else to make an offer. But unless the seller agreed that the property should come off the market while the first sale proceeds, the agent was correct in continuing to offer it – not least because buyers can pull out of transactions. The agent is legally obliged to inform the seller of all offers. As a buyer you can reduce the chance of being gazumped if you are properly prepared for the purchase, to cut down time taken to exchange contracts.
back. Agents hold the deposit on behalf of the landlord and can only return it when the deductions are agreed and the landlord instructs them. A good agent will try to resolve disputes over deposit returns but they cannot override their client’s instructions. There is an independent alternative dispute service but avoid deposit disputes by ensuring there is a detailed inventory at the start of the tenancy. WHY ISN’T MY OFFER ACCEPTED? This will be the decision of the seller or landlord not the agent. But in sales, an agent may point out that one buyer is in a better position to proceed. So put yourself in the strongest position by preparing your finances before making an offer. WHY IS THIS SALE TAKING SO LONG? Once the sale is under way, the agent should check on progress and report to all parties. But sometimes delays can occur. In most cases agents are the glue that binds the transaction together. MISTAKES Sometimes a serious error may be made. If you feel you have a legitimate grievance against an agent, discuss the problem with them before deciding if you want to make a formal complaint. All good agents have a complaints procedure. You can also complain to an independent Ombudsman. Content provided by OnTheMarket.com is for information purposes only. Independent and professional advice should be taken before buying, selling, letting or renting property, or buying financial products.
WHERE’S MY DEPOSIT? At the end of a tenancy, deductions may be made for dilapidations, so the tenant doesn’t get all his deposit
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he Mirror Ball is one of Tom Dixon’s bestselling ranges, now considered a classic in the design industry having been synonymous with Tom Dixon for over 10 years. Inspired by space helmets and disco balls, the Mirror Ball is a standout piece that epitomises modern design. Blown like bubble gum into a mould, the plastic sphere is metalised internally to give a mirrored finish which focuses the brightness from the bulb, projecting a soft, broad beam of light. The new copper surface radiates light, colour and a unique reflection of the world that surrounds it. Whether hung individually or used in a bold cluster, the Mirror Ball is a stand out example of forward thinking modern design. The Mirror Ball Pendant Light Copper is available exclusively at Nest. co.uk, £130.
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PERFECTHOMES Interior designers and home stylists are being employed in residential moves, reports Neil Pertoldi of Abels Moving Services, holders of the Royal Warrant for Removals & Storage Services
nterior designers can help homeowners enhance both their lifestyle and the overall value of their property through sophisticated redesigns, as Neil explains: “Abels moves some of the UK’s most beautiful homes, involving fine art and commissioned furniture pieces requiring specialist care. As a result we often work with home stylists and interior designers for private client projects or directly with the designers to support their moving, storage and specialist installation requirements.” MAXIMISING THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME Previously considered an option simply for the wealthy, using a home stylist is being used by a growing number of homeowners as a way to enhance sale values before moving. Creating an expertly curated style with unique pieces or renting striking art can help a property stand out in a crowded market. Abels collaborates with a range of home stylists, helping to deliver a return on investment by boosting property value. “For one client having immense trouble selling their home, we worked with a stylist to re-imagine the space, reposition shrowded items and store pieces that detracted from the sought-after style. The property sold amazingly quickly and shortly after we moved the delighted family into their new home, including their stored possessions.” CREATING THE PERFECT LIFESTYLE WITH OUR DESIGN PARTNERS If you are looking to add a touch of luxury and style to your home, Accouter Group of Companies (AGC) and their interior design brands; Accouter Design, A.LONDON and BoxNine7 can help. They work with high profile clients in some of the world’s finest locations to create unique and
personal spaces. Drawing on the significant expertise of experienced designers, artisans and storytellers, your ideas and inspirations are brought stunningly to life. Susan Fisher from Iridium Luxury Interiors comments: “We often work with clients looking for their home to fit their lifestyle. They may have an ambition, but need someone to help bring it together, or perhaps create something from scratch. Very often clients invest in commissioned pieces of furniture and art – involving a designer in these big purchase decisions helps to get it right”. When it comes to installing furniture, sculptures and works of art a specialist moving partner brings expertise and has the resources to manage the most complex situations – lifting a grand piano into a city apartment on the fifteenth floor via crane, handling a Fendi Casa – Boca do Lobo or safely transporting an original and delicate piece of fine art. Here Abels delivers. PLANNING YOUR NEW HOME The right interior designer will not only achieve the perfect look, but if you are considering investing in larger statement pieces, their connections and knowledge might even save you money. Whether you are looking to move home, store items, install fine art or transport heavy and complex pieces, with Abels you are assured of an impeccable service and expert guidance, across the UK or internationally. Moving discerning customers for generations. Contact Abels on 0800 626 769 or firstname.lastname@example.org abels.co.uk agofc.com iridiumluxuryinteriors.com
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PESKYPESTS The impact of a hot summer has been revealed by an RHS investigation into prevalent bugs. The warm weather last year catapulted the southern green shield bug into the top ten for the first time. However, the warmth has resulted in less fungal diseases compared with 2017. Above average temperatures in 2018 exacerbated some plant health issues, according to the RHS’ 23rd annual pest and disease ranking. The charity’s analysis of thousands of gardener enquiries revealed that the warm weather played up some existing problems and sparked some new ones. Box tree caterpillar topped the pest ranking for the third time as it spread to Wales and Northern Ireland. While Honey fungus remained the most prominent garden disease. More than a quarter of all disease reports related to honey fungus last year as trees suffering from drought stress were more likely to display symptoms. The southern green shield bug was catapulted into the top ten for the first time, becoming the sixth most common pest enquiry. A sap feeder with preference for vegetables, especially beans, it became established in Britain in the early 2000s from mainland Europe. The immature stages, called nymphs, are distinctively black with white or pink markings and the adult is similar to the harmless native green shield bug but does not feature a brown marking at its rear. Likewise, pear rust was of increasing concern to gardeners. The fungus, which causes orange spots to appear on pear leaves and canker-like swellings on branches of Juniper, has become common over the past 16 years due in part to warmer, drier summers. However this same weather also helped to keep box blight and leaf spot and canker of Prunus at bay. Help may be at hand as the RHS researches pests and diseases including slug and snail species in the UK, controls for box tree caterpillar and box blight and improved strategies for managing honey fungus. Findings and advice will be available at the end of 2019. Matthew Cromey, Principal Scientist at the RHS, said: “Our pest and disease ranking may be evidence of how climate change is impacting. With the UK predicted to see wetter winters, warmer summers and more extreme weather events, root diseases of trees and shrubs could become more problematic and the array of pests is likely to change.”
dible Britain is the theme for National Gardening Week this year as the Royal Horticultural Society urges everyone to grow-their-own. The nation’s biggest celebration of gardening will run this year from the end of April to May 5 with the RHS calling upon gardeners to share their love of home-grown produce. Now in its eighth year, the annual event has grown in popularity, seeing hundreds of events taking place around the country and thousands of people sharing their ‘passion for plants’ on social media. In 2019, the RHS hopes even more people will get involved and has created a brand new website so people can find out how to take part. Registration is now open for this year’s event, with everyone invited to upload their events and activities to the website and discover hints and tips for taking part. For this year’s Edible Britain theme, the RHS will aim to demonstrate that everyone with space to grow something delicious to eat, whether it’s a single pot of herbs on the windowsill or an allotment overflowing with courgettes and potatoes. RHS Chief Horticulturist Guy Barter says: “The RHS has seen sales of fruit and vegetable seeds outstrip flowers at its plant centres over the last year. It’s clear that people are keen to reconnect with where their food comes from. We’re supporting this burgeoning interest by encouraging garden centres, nurseries, clubs, societies and other organisations
to showcase their edible expertise, as well as highlighting grow-your-own at our RHS Gardens and Flower Shows.” Guy offers the following top tips to those who are wondering what they can grow this National Gardening Week: •
There is still time to sow seeds of hardy plants like carrots, coriander, beetroot and parsley. In fact, clay soils may not be dry and warm enough for good results until this time. Sowings of salads such as lettuce and radishes, and peas and broad beans, can be made now, and sow again every three weeks until early July for a continuous supply. Cold-sensitive but quick-growing plants such as basil, courgettes, French beans, runner beans and sweetcorn can be sown indoors now for planting out in a month’s time (six weeks in the north). Although it is too late to sow slow-growing tender plants such as aubergines, chilli peppers, sweet peppers and tomatoes, they are widely are widely offered as potted plants: buy them now to grow on in greenhouses, and set them out later when the risk of frost has passed.
For more ideas and advice on what to grow and how to grow it, see the National Gardening Week website: www.rhs.org. uk/nationalgardeningweek
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PICKOFTHE PAPERBACKS BOOKOFTHEMONTH IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE BY EMILY KOCH VINTAGE £8.99 Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, he can only listen. But he soon begins to suspect that his accident wasn’t really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and Alex is not the only one in danger. He must use clues from his past to solve the mystery of who tried to kill him. He needs to protect those he loves – before they decide to let him go.
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THE WESTERN WIND BY SAMANTHA HARVEY VINTAGE £8.99 Waterstones book of the month. It is the 15th century and in Oakham, in Somerset a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday. Is it accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, tries to unravel the story of what happened to Thomas the wealthiest man in the village.
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FACTUAL PAPER BACKPICK THE SHOEMAKER AND HIS DAUGHTER BY CONOR O’CLERY TRANSWORLD £8.99 It is 1962 in the Soviet Union. Stanislav Suvorov is imprisoned for five years for selling his car for a profit. On his release, shame drives him and his family into voluntary exile in Siberia, 5,000 kilometres from home. This epic story spans the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union, taking in 80 years of Soviet and Russian history, from Stalin to Putin. Following the footsteps of a remarkable family Conor O’Clery knows well – he is married to the shoemaker’s daughter – it is a compelling insight into life in a secretive world at a siesmic moment in time and a powerful tale of ordinary lives shaped by extraordinary times. In collaboration with Waterstones Clapham Junction
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AHOP,SKIP ANDAJUMP FROMTHE COMMON ANDVILLAGE This fine Edwardian detached family house has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and three reception rooms
he house is situated close to the top of a prestigious road, moments from Wimbledon Village High Street and the Common. It is approached via a carriage drive with electronically operated gates, and the house offers beautifully presented accommodation over three floors. On the ground floor there are three well-proportioned reception rooms, two are open plan with bi-fold doors to the rear garden, with beautifully restored parquet flooring. The family room, also with parquet flooring, has a useful study alcove with fitted desking and shelves. The house has been sympathetically restored, whilst retaining the character of the period. The very attractive kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of contemporary units with an island unit incorporating a breakfast bar and plenty of room for an informal dining table. Bi-fold doors open to the paved terrace and the rear garden making it ideal for summer parties. There
is a separate utility room with access to the outside and also to a shower/WC for pool users, and a guest cloakroom. The generous landscaped rear garden has a southerly aspect with a full-width terrace, large level lawn, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs and a goodsized heated swimming pool. To the front, the carriage drive provides parking for several cars. From the top of Marryat Road there are spectacular views towards the ever changing London skyline. The house is well placed for walking to the main town for the fast and frequent train services to Central London. The area is served by first class recreational and educational facilities and, in particular, King’s College School for boys and Wimbledon Girls’ High School are both within half a mile’s walk.
‘The house has been sympathetically restored and retains many character features’
Marryat Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19, £6,200,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 9833
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HEAVERESTATE With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this is a superb family house of 2,404 square feet, with a beautifully landscaped southerly-facing garden located on the popular Heaver Estate
t is close to Tooting Common with excellent transport links at Balham Station with the Northern line tube and overland rail services into the City and the West end. The house opens into a deep, wide entrance hall with attractive tessellated tiled flooring. Off the hallway to the front of the house is an elegant, bay fronted double reception room with intricate ceiling plasterwork, a welcoming woodburning stove and dividing doors that allow flexible use of the space. Steps at the rear of the reception space flow into a wonderful kitchen/dining room providing excellent entertaining space. The contemporary kitchen features a polished concrete floor incorporating plumbed underfloor heating, an extensive range of fitted stainless steel-topped cupboards and units, integrated appliances and a large island/breakfast bar. Bi-folding glass doors extend the entertaining space out onto a paved terrace, which overlooks a private, south-facing garden with low maintenance artificial grass.
There is also a downstairs cloakroom, a utility room and surround sound. A large cellar offers development potential, subject to planning permission, and excellent storage space. Upstairs, the luxurious master suite is located on the first floor to the front with cleverly designed fitted wardrobe space and a luxurious en suite bathroom with a separate glass sided rain shower and underfloor heating. An additional double bedroom with a contemporary family bathroom alongside is at the rear. On the top floor there is another double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a stylish shower room and a generous guest suite with an en suite shower room. Sainfoin road is a quiet residential road within the much sought-after conservation area of the Heaver Estate, with a broad range of shops and restaurants within easy reach and only minutes from Tooting Common.
‘A large cellar offers development potential’
Sainfoin Road, Wandsworth, SW17, £1,650,000, Knight Frank 020 8682 7773
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PRIVATEPARK Situated on the magnificent Spencer Park Estate, this seven bedroom, detached house has access to a private park
he house extends to just shy of 4,950 square feet and represents prestige and tradition. It is laced with legacy, having a spectacular array of traditional features. It is set back from Spencer Park, facing southwest over Wandsworth Common. A sense of real opulence is instilled as soon as one enters the ground’s gravel driveway, which has ample space for several vehicles, along with a private garage. The entrance hall is impressive, with ceiling heights in excess of three metres. There are original windows and to either side, a double aspect reception room and a kitchen. Crucially the oversized windows ensure that the entire floor-plate is doused in natural sunlight from front to back. Towards the rear of the ground floor are French windows from the kitchen leading onto the outside space below. The private gardens extend to over one hundred feet in length and over sixty feet in width. Beyond the gardens, and included in the freehold of this property, is
private access to the botanical sanctuary of Spencer Park, which is arguably one of the most desirable communal gardens in London and also has a fully functioning tennis court. The 3.8 acre park was formerly part of the Estate of the 5th Earl of Spencer, and can only be accessed by the residents. The upper floors of the house also have high ceilings and the bedrooms have clear views over Wandsworth Common and Spencer Park. The master bedroom is positioned on the first floor and looks southwest over Wandsworth Common. It has an en suite bathroom. There are three more double bedrooms on the first floor, and another three double bedrooms on the second floor, along with an auxiliary kitchen. In addition there is further potential to extend into the loft space. Spencer Park, Wandsworth, SW18, £6.25million, John D Wood 020 8012 1764
‘It is laced with legacy, having a spectacular array of traditional features’
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WHAT’SON... The cast of Tabby McTat ©Robin Savage
TABBY MCTAT Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre Sat 6 Apr-Sat13 Apr,11.30am, 2.30pm
Interwoven with original songs, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tabby McTat is a heart-warming tale about Tabby the cat and best friend Fred. When Fred disappears, Tabby is forced to find a new life but memories of his life with Fred haunt him, and he sets off to search the streets for his long-lost friend. www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venures/ queen-elizabeth-hall
THE BOAT RACE Various London locations Sun Apr 7
Watch crews from Oxford and Cambridge go head-to-head in eight-oared rowing boats across the Thames. The women’s race is up first at 2:15pm, followed by the men’s race an hour later at 3:15pm. The four-and-a-quarter mile course runs along the Thames from Putney Bridge to Mortlake and takes around 16 to 18 minutes. www.theboatrace.org
TRACEY EMIN: A FORTNIGHT OF TEARS White Cube, Bermondsey Until Sun Apr 7 2019
Installed throughout the gallery’s spaces, this major exhibition includes sculpture, neon, painting, film, photography and drawing, all focusing on the artist’s own memories and emotions arising from loss, pathos, anger and love. www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/exhibition
everything from her childhood spent in the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive, motherhood and her time at the White House. www.theO2.co.uk/events
EDVARD MUNCH: LOVE AND ANGST British Museum Thur Apr 11-Jul 21
A huge exhibition of Norway’s most famous painter, Edvard Munch, focusing on the pioneering, subversive artist’s unique ability to crystalise intense human emotions like grief, sorrow, jealousy and desire and his innovative techniques which mark him out as one of the first truly ‘modern’ artists. www.britishmuseum.org
FEAST OF ST GEORGE Trafalgar Square Sat Apr 20
Join the Mayor of London’s party in honour of St George. St George’s Day started out in the 13th century as a national day of feasting, so look out for the live demos from leading London chefs as well as an English farmer’s market and banqueting area. Family games, brass bands, a medieval jousting tiltyard and plenty more silliness will keep you entertained once you’ve feasted fit to burst. www.london.gov.uk/events
HORNIMAN EASTER FAIR Horniman Museum, Forest Hill Sat Apr 20-Sun Apr 21 2019
Spending quality family time together at Easter is a given, but the Horniman Easter Fair is on hand to make sure it isn’t a chore. Get stuck into the Easter trail, settle in for family-friendly theatre, join a creative workshop or just sit back and relax while someone paints bunny whiskers on your face. www.horniman.ac.uk
ELIZABETHAN TREASURES: MINIATURES BY HILLIARD AND OLIVER National Portrait Gallery Until May 19
Described as ‘a thing apart from all other painting or drawing’, the portrait miniatures of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods are some of the greatest works of art to be produced in the British Isles. Hilliard and Oliver were compared by their contemporaries to Michelangelo and Raphael, and gained international fame and admiration. The first major UK exhibition of these works for a generation. www.npg.org.uk
INSIDERS/OUTSIDERS FESTIVAL Various venues Until Mar 31 2020
This year-long arts festival celebrates refugees from Nazi Europe and highlights their impact on British culture in a vibrant and all-encompassing programme of exhibitions, performances and events. Highlights include an exhibit devoted to the work of Bauhaus graphic designer George Adams and a celebration of the work of musician and writer Hans Keller. www.insidersoutsidersfestival.org
BECOMING: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE OBAMA The O2, Greenwich Peninsula Sun Apr 14
The (former) First Lady is back in London for another chat about her new memoir ‘Becoming’. Hear Michelle talk about
Horniman Easter Fair ©LudoDesCognets
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NEWHOMESUPDATE John East Director, KFH Land and New Homes, looks at the ways developers are attracting discerning buyers
he new homes market has started well in 2019. Our experience suggests that first time buyers are placing a greater emphasis on proximity to transport and shops. The combined effect of demand for convenience from buyers, and the desire for town regeneration by local authorities, is seeing previously unnoticed pockets of land being utilised for development. This is also having a positive impact on the appearance of the local street scene. According to National House Building Council, property buyers are choosing new-build homes for minimum maintenance, well designed living space, quality of the immediate neighbourhood and energy efficiency. Providing homes which are highly energy efficient will mean lower bills whatever the budget range. To meet the increased immediate demand, some developers are working hard to get their homes advanced before releasing them to the market so that they are ready for occupation in the shortest time possible. In addition, Help to Buy London continues to support builders seeking better access routes to work by local transport, and also to those cycling.
We are due to launch new developments in Kingston this spring, which will provide good quality one, two and three bedroom apartments in convenient locations. These are only 25 minutes from Waterloo, Tooting and Walworth, the latter of which are served by the Northern Line. The developers understand the needs and requirements of buyers, and have reflected this in the specification provided. Finding a good balance between high-quality and affordability is an ongoing challenge for developers, as they look to take the best approach possible to attract discerning buyers. Despite the uplift in planning applications, the shortfall in housebuilding continues. To combat this, developers are looking at building up and increasing floor levels on existing office buildings allocated for permitted development. It is clear that local residents do not want their local area to be overshadowed by ever increasing skylines, so planning departments will have to strike the right balance between an improved outlook and provision of more homes. Such a scheme is soon to be underway in Bromley where, unusually, parking will also be provided for every apartment.
A limited selection of one and two bedroom apartments now available to buy at The Victory, Walworth. The Victory is a high-quality conversion of a local landmark building, offering a charming Victorian façade, and only a stone’s throw from Elephant and Castle train station. Now available with London Help to Buy, with prices ranging from £390,000 for a one bedroom apartment to £525,000 for a two bedroom apartment. The Victory, Walworth, SE17, KFH Land and New Homes 020 3486 2250
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tanding almost in the shadow of Windsor Castle and overlooking the River Thames, this collection of 24 two and three bedroom apartments in the heart of Windsor are extra special. Thameside Apartments have spectacular waterside views and sumptuous living space. They feature open plan living areas with integrated Miele and Siemens appliances, as well as underfloor heating throughout. Each home is allocated two parking spaces. The apartments are moments from Windsor castle and the many independent boutiques and artisan shops of this famous town. They are also close to the beautiful Theatre Royal and provide a rare opportunity to buy a riverside home in the heart of Windsor. Jo McDonagh, sales director at Shanly Southern, says: “This collection of premium homes provides buyers with a unique opportunity to settle in the heart of Windsor, a jewel in the crown of Berkshire.
“Finished to an excellent specification, Thameside Apartments offer premium lifestyle thanks to the generous spaces, stunning waterside views and great amenities right on the doorstep.” Windsor racecourse is a 10 minute drive away, offering summer racing and seasonal entertainment. Windsor and Eton Riverside and Eton Central Stations are in close proximity and offer direct services to Waterloo or to Paddington in 31 minutes, via Slough. Junction 6 of the M4 is just over two miles away, providing easy access to the M25 and M40. The apartments are designed by Andrew Henry and the new show apartment is now open.They are for sale on a generous 125 year lease. Thameside Apartments, Thames Side, Windsor, Berkshire, from £575,000 to £1,550,000, Michael Shanly Homes 01753 377288, www.shanlyhomes.com/ developments/berkshire/towns/windsor/
According to new research the under forties are those who have the highest ambition to live close to water. These rental, one to three bedroom apartments in a luxury development Teddington Riverside are designed to thrill this group. The Featherstone Leigh rentals offer a perfect opportunity for a riverside lifestyle. Tying the site to its heritage as one of London’s major TV studios, Weir Cottage remains standing next to the new homes, once part of Teddington Studios where series including Morecambe and Wise, Parkinson and Pop Idol were all filmed. The collection of flats by City Develpments Ltd overlook Teddington Lock and sit within communal gardens leading down to a Thameside footpath. Each apartment has a private balcony. And contemporary floor-to-ceiling windows providing fantastic views throughout each property. Malcolm Hall, manager of Land and New Homes at Featherstone Leigh, says: “Given its compact, village-like setting, new developments are quite rare for Teddington, making this development particularly exciting for renters looking to move to south west London. “Occupying one of Teddington’s most soughtafter riverside plots, tenants can enjoy jogs along the Thames, play Pooh sticks from the lock footbridge, or spend a lazy afternoon watching boats drift by. We are delighted to be offering these apartments for rent with no tenancy admin fees, helping younger renters access this exclusive development.” The high specification homes feature generous open-plan living spaces, complete with fully-fitted kitchens with Siemens appliances. Underfloor heating runs throughout each property, with oak timber engineered flooring in hallways and livingrooms, and carpets in the bedrooms. Bathrooms feature statement marble tiling and chrome taps and fittings. Teddington’s amenities are nearby, from the private-members club The Lensbury 4* Hotel with luxury spa, sports and gym facilities, to the numerous independent boutiques, cafés and restaurants. It is Ideal for commuters into central London. Teddington station is a 16 minute walk and trains to Waterloo take 36 minutes. Teddington Riverside, Teddington, from £1,600 per month for a one bedroom apartment, Featherstone Leigh 020 8977 8949
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Offering views towards the River Thames and Barnes Wetland Centre from private roof terraces and balconies, Octagon’s latest London launch offers nine stunning new townhouses with luxurious and spacious accommodation, ranging between 4,375 – 6,150 sq ft. Each home incorporates the highest specification and finishes, featuring 4/5 bedrooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room and four formal reception rooms across five storeys. The lower ground floor is dedicated to leisure - including a gym and shower room, cinema/TV den and a covered courtyard garden. Each property features a private west backing walled garden with rear pedestrian access to the Thames towpath. Located within the Bishop’s Park Conservation Area, Bishops Row is just a short walk from Fulham’s vibrant centre, tube stations, bus services, and an excellent choice of local schooling.
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rexit has caused a slowdown in purchase activity as would-be buyers sit on their hands, waiting for the outcome before committing to something as major as buying a new home. This has meant less business for lenders, yet they remain keen to lend. They run big operations and want their staff to be busy, so have two options – either change their risk profile or their mortgage pricing. Changing risk profile is more challenging, while making mortgages cheaper is easier, so that is what many of them are doing. As a result, mortgage rates have been falling this year. There is an abundance of supply, with the ‘big six’ lenders dominating but there are also a number of challenger banks, such as Metro and Virgin Money, who are coming through and offering lots of competition and innovation. This is good news for borrowers. Fixed rates remain popular for those who are worried about potential interest rate rises but there is a chance that rates could fall if we slip into recession and Brexit doesn’t work out. Who wants to be stuck on a ten-year fix if that happens? We always suggest to clients that if you can afford to be wrong, then you can take a view on a variable rate but if you are on a tight budget, then a fix makes a lot of sense. Five-year fixes seem to be the preferred choice, with some deals starting from sub-2 per cent. However, it is important not to fix for longer than you are absolutely sure about or you may have to pay a hefty early redemption charge to get out of the mortgage early.
GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS
ouse prices have grown on an annual, quarterly and monthly basis for the first time since October 2018, taking the average house price to £236,800, according to the latest figures from Halifax. Russell Galley, its managing director, said: “The shortage of houses for sale will certainly be playing a role in supporting prices. House price growth is now at 1.8 per cent, an increase from the 0.6 per cent fall last month, and back at the rate we saw from July to September 2018. Annual house price growth at 2.8 per cent, is within our expectations, but is fairly subdued compared to 2015 and 2016, when the average growth rate was 8.3 per cent. People are still facing challenges in raising a deposit which means we continue to expect subdued price growth for the time being. However, the number of sales in January was right on the five year average and, at over 100,000 for the fifth consecutive month, the overall resilience of the market is still evident.”
The average monthly cost of renting a home in London
The average UK house price, according to Halifax, whose figures are biased towards the North
1.34% 13 weeks
The rate on Halifax’s two-year mortgage for borrowers with a 40 per cent deposit
The average time it takes to sell a property in London, according to Zoopla
1.5% / 1.1% until 30/06/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£1495 Product Fee
Mx £1m Purchase Only
Digital Mortgages (Via Intermediaries Only)
3/2% until 30/06/2021 20% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£1200 Product Fee
Min £350k. Max £2m Purchase Only
5/5/4/3/2% until 31/05/2024 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£1995 Product Fee
Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
5/5/3/3/3% until 31/03/2024 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£999 Product Fee
Mx £2m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
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FUTUREPROOF? Wherever we’re at now, the London property market looks impressive in the longterm, says Duncan Farmer
hatever the Brexit outcome London will remain the leading global wealth centre and retake the top spot on the City Wealth Index. Those are the reassuring words of Knight Frank and are among the headlines of its 2019 Wealth Report. Liam Bailey, its global head of research, says: “With the world’s largest high net worth population, the city sweeps the board in our annual City Wealth Index, pushing its only serious rival, New York, into second place.” Although the figures show that last year the value of prime central London property was not the best thing to buy for a short-term gain, it obviously did well over longer periods. The Knight Frank report grabbed headlines for its more eye-catchingly luxurious investment snippets, from art to whisky and cars. Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney, sold by Christie’s for $90 million, making it the most expensive work by a living artist. A bottle of The Macallan 1926, hand-painted by Michael Dillon, sold by Christies for $1.5 million, making it the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold. The Marie Antoinette pearl pendant was sold by Sotheby’s for $36 million and a 1970 Rolex Daytona “Unicorn” was sold by Phillips with Bacs & Russo for $5.9 million. In the world of cars a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold by RM Sotheby’s for $48.4 million. And in wine a bottle of 1945 Romanée-Conti was sold by Sotheby’s for $558,000 and was the most expensive bottle of wine sold at auction. Although it was whisky that produced the most startling returns over 12 months few investors will have made money for two reasons: it is pretty to hard to know which bottles will rise most and, according to a study of old malts last year, a lot of old Scotch is newer than it claims and the market is full of fakes. The London property market may move more slowly and have the odd bad year, but its long-term record is so impressive that banks and building societies are happy to lend on it: and you can’t say that for whisky and wine.
former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has said that interest rates could fall below zero to save the economy from disaster in the event of a chaotic Brexit. David Blanchflower told the Press Association that the Bank may be left with little option but to take rates into negative territory for the first time in history. That would mean that commercial banks have to pay the Bank of England money to hold cash deposits with it and that would give them more incentive to lend to businesses and private borrowers. Although mortgage rates would probably fall under such a scenario, they would not go negative and although it may sound like good news the rest of the economy would have to be in serious trouble for such steps to be taken.
Variable Rates APR
Tracker over base until 4.24% 30/06/2021
1.3% / 0.8% until 30/06/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
Mx £1m Purchase Only
Tracker over base until 5.69% 31/05/2021
Accord Mortgages (Via Tracker over base until 1.99% 4.99% Intermediaries Only) 31/08/2021
Mx £500k Free Valuation.
£999 Product Fee
Mx £2m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.
Variable rate for term (not linked to Base Rate)
Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
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PRIMEVICTORIAN T his stylishly extended and refurbished Victorian end-ofterrace house is located in a prime position just off Northcote Road, in the catchment areas of both Honeywell and Belleville primary schools. With a sleek architect-designed ground floor and kitchen, two smart bathrooms and four double bedrooms, it can still be further extended via the large loft space and possibly a basement. This house has been completely refurbished with new windows, electrics and plumbing. The house is also a “smart home” with Cat 6 cabling running throughout. It has a high-quality, stylish interior and retains many period features. The double reception room has original fireplaces and wooden parquet flooring. The kitchen has been cleverly extended to the side and to the rear and has extensive smart units, a central island and integrated appliances. Bi-fold doors open onto the sunny north-west facing rear garden. There are lots of practical storage solutions including a cupboard specifically designed to accommodate
a Bugaboo pushchair. On the ground floor there is also a WC/cloakroom and a storage cellar. Kelmscott Road runs off fashionable Northcote Road, with its array of bars, restaurants and boutiques. Transport connections can be found at Clapham Junction and Clapham South. Kelmscott Road, Battersea, SW11, £1,625,000, John Thorogood, 020 7228 7474
Stretching close to 1,250 square feet this is one of the largest flats available within this Victorian mansion block, located opposite Battersea Park and moments away from Albert Bridge. It has four bedrooms one of which has an en suite bathroom. There is also a shower room, reception rooms, kitchen, dining room and a store. The property is extremely well presented and there is a wealth of living and entertaining space throughout. Set back behind pretty communal gardens, Albany Mansions is situated just south of Albert Bridge and is within walking distance of Chelsea and the Kings Road with the wide variety of shopping and entertainments available there. Local shops and restaurants can be found nearby on Parkgate Road and Battersea Park Road. Bus routes on Battersea Bridge Road provide access north of the River and south to Clapham Junction Mainline station. Albany Mansions, Battersea, SW 11, £1,700,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661
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PENTHOUSEVIEWS T his well-presented four bedroom penthouse apartment on the first and second floors of an impressive period building located in the heart of Wimbledon Village has amazing 360 degree views over the All England Lawn Tennis Club and the London skyline. The property is only moments away from all the excellent amenities of Wimbledon, including a wide selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and wine bars, several of the area’s best schools and the wonderful open space of Wimbledon Common. Recreational facilities nearby include golf, tennis and fitness clubs as well as a riding stables. The penthouse apartment has high ceilings with amazing views from the balcony and two roof terraces over the London skyline and The All England Lawn Tennis Club. The apartment can be entered on either the first or second floor. When entered via the second floor, the bright hallway leads to the large reception room with shelving and a fireplace and doors opening out onto both a balcony and a large roof terrace. There is also
a recently renovated kitchen/breakfast room with a range of wall and base units with a door onto the roof terrace. There are two bedrooms on this floor including the master bedroom which has an en suite bathroom. There is a a study with double doors to the second roof terrace and a family bathroom. On the first floor there is another reception room with built-in shelving and storage, a bay window with shutters and a feature fireplace; two bedrooms; a shower room, guest cloakroom and a useful utility room. There is access to a large part-boarded loft. The penthouse comes with two private parking spaces behind secure electric gates. Central London is about eight miles away and the train from Wimbledon town to Waterloo takes about 15 minutes. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are each within about an hour’s drive in normal conditions.
The Wimbledon Village specialists with over 30 years of experience, and substantial knowledge of the South London property market, providing a friendly, ﬂexible service to clients in order to make moving home a positive experience. Robert Holmes & Company has earned its reputation by providing a bespoke approach to estate agency, oﬀering clients an independent and distinctly personal service tailored to individual requirements. Specialising in the sale and letting of high calibre residential property primarily within Wimbledon, Coombe and the surrounding areas.
Renshaw Court, 157 Church Road Wimbledon, London SW19, £2,000,000, Robert Holmes & Co 020 8947 9833
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Wimbledon £6,650,000 An imposing and distinguished new detached family house of some 6,780 sq ft (629.9 sq m) completed to exacting standards in a quiet cul-de-sac within a short distance of Wimbledon Village and the Common Reception room • study • kitchen/breakfast/family room • multiplex games room/bar/gym • master bedroom suite • 6 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/showers • south facing garden • OSP for 6/7 cars • ER/B 58 Robert Holmes Sales DPS.indd 1
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An attractively appointed and beautifully presented detached house with a secluded walled garden in a discreet semi-rural gated setting adjacent to Wimbledon Common 2 reception rooms • study • kitchen/dining/family room • 5 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms (3 en-suite) • loft storage • mature south facing walled garden and roof terrace • double garage and parking
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Grade II listed house set on a plot of approx. 0.4 acre close to the Common 3 receptions • kitchen/breakfast room • master bedroom suite • 7 further beds • 3 further bath/showers • swimming pool • gym • gardens • OSP garage with annexe above • ER/E
Situated in a picturesque road a few minutes’ walk from the Common and Village Reception room • dining room • spacious kitchen/breakfast room • cellar • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms (1 e/s) • roof terrace • 90’ garden • ER/F
Set on a plot of 0.395 acre and only 250 yards from the Village High Street and Common 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • 7 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • study • storage • lift • garden • garage & OSP • ER/F
With generous and versatile accommodation and a south westerly facing garden 3 reception rooms • study • kitchen/breakfast room • 6 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • garage & OSP • ER/E
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A well-presented, bright and spacious house with versatile accommodation Open plan reception/kitchen/dining room • 2nd reception room • study • 4/5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • private courtyard • garden • OSP • ER/E
An attractive house in this popular road near shops, transport and the Village and Common Entrance hall • reception room • 5th bedroom/study • kitchen • breakfast room • 4 further bedrooms • family bathroom • garden • ER/D
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iscreetly positioned on a small private road in the Coombe Hill Estate, this grand family home has been meticulously maintained and updated and provides excellent entertaining space for a large family. The seven bedroom home on a gated road is of an exceptional standard. It is one of only four houses in Moor Park Gardens and the original house was completed in 1992. On arrival, impressive iron gates open up to an expansive brick forecourt with parking for several cars creating the feeling of a country house despite being convenient for both Wimbledon Village and Kingston Town Centre and walking distance from several excellent state and independent schools. The generous front entrance hall features a central elegant, polished oak staircase that rises to a galleried landing. A spacious, dual aspect reception room runs the length of the house with French doors onto the garden. The heart of the house is an exquisite bespoke, Smallbone kitchen featuring a large central island which stretches to over 24 feet with casual breakfast bar seating. The entire kitchen/dining area is flooded with light from a large
architectural lantern roof and a wall of glass bi-fold doors onto the extra wide terrace and gardens. The kitchen connects seamlessly to a large family room and a more formal dining room. There is also a good sized study, a utility room, a cloakroom and a substantial studio room/gym on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a splendid master suite – with a large dressing room and a very luxurious master bathroom with an oversized bath/jacuzzi and double shower. There are four more bedrooms all with en suite shower rooms on the first floor – two of which could provide comfortable staff accommodation as they are discretely positioned in a separate wing. The second floor has two large bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. This quite special family home sits in grounds of nearly 1/3 of an acre. The wide stone terrace is perfect for big summer barbecues and features a cleverly designed outdoor fire pit. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with mature trees and shrubs and an immaculate lawn.
The Coombe and Kingston Hill specialists where we have over 125 years of collective experience within the area bringing together substantial local knowledge of the South London property market providing a friendly, ﬂexible service to clients in order to achieve a positive moving experience. Robert Holmes & Company is a private company which has long been established as the number one residential property specialist within the area and prides itself on the longevity of its staﬀ. Guy Leaning has worked within the area since 1989 and he and his team specialise in the sale and letting of some of the ﬁnest homes within the area.
Moor Park Gardens Coombe Hill Estate, Kingston Upon Thames KT2, POA, Robert Holmes 0208 947 1100
Coombe 020 8947 1100 www.robertholmes.co.uk Robert Holmes Edit COOMBE FP.indd 1
An exquisite family home located close to Coombe Hill Golf Club and set within a lightly wooded close that provides peace and tranquillity. Expanding to 9,036 sq ft the house was constructed by Avicam Homes to a particularly high standard
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Coombe View is perfectly positioned on a quiet cul de sac off one of the loveliest private gated roads in the Coombe Estate. An ideal family home with superb lateral entertaining space on the ground floor, 7 bedrooms and a large mature garden.
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A charming home set in an elevated position in a much favoured, quiet residential cul-desac in Coombe. The four bedroom house offers well-proportioned accommodation across two floors with plenty of natural light and spacious rooms.
With an unusually large garden overlooked by bright and open plan living space, this good sized family home provides exceptional space extending to over 2,987 sq ft.
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A fully restored and substantially extended detached residence of over 7,000 sq ft on the exclusive Coombe Hill Estate.
A bright and appealing family home with a distinctive contemporary feel set within a delightful cul-de-sac just off Copse Hill. The ground floor has been thoughtfully extended to create clever glass vistas that give an ingenious feeling of space and light.
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A beautifully and sympathetically refurbished and re-modelled Victorian family home in the heart of the Village with a large garden offering great entertaining space. This family house is gated with off street parking and is a short walk to the Common. ER/E
Located in the heart of the Village this garden flat has fabulous outside entertaining space. Just a short walk to the Village, Common and the town centre, this apartment has plenty of built in storage and has been freshly decorated throughout. ER/C
A spacious one bedroom apartment occupying the First Floor of this beautiful period building in the heart of Wimbledon Village within easy walking distance to all amenities and transport links. ER/C
This large traditional family home with private gated driveway is very well located for the town centre and only a short walk to the Village. With a fabulous garden, utility room and conservatory. Freshly painted and with new carpets throughout. ER/E
This split level two -bedroom apartment with off street parking set over three floors is ideally located in the heart of the Village. This property has an eat-in kitchen with terrace, off street parking, downstairs cloakroom plus spacious reception room and master bedroom. ER/E
Freshly decorated throughout with new flooring, this ground floor apartment is well located for the Village, Wimbledon Station and Raynes Park transport links. The apartment offers generous and light filled space master bedroom with en suite bathroom, reception room, study/nursery and kitchen. Communal garden to the rear. ER/E
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Ballingdon Road £1,150 per week An absolutely stunning Victorian house which has been refurbished and decorated by the current owners to an extremely high standard. The house has been extended on the ground floor into the side return, on the top floor into the loft space and the basement has a utility room and further storage. Five bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/family room • Ground floor WC • Utility room • Cellar • Two family bathrooms • En suite bathroom and walk through dressing room • Garden • Unfurnished
Manchuria Road £1,150 per week A impressive five bedroom, family home located on one of Battersea’s premier residential roads. Superbly finished throughout, this spacious property has been renovated in order to retain original features and yet boasts a beautiful kitchen and bathrooms. Five bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/dining room • En suite bathroom • En suite shower room • Family bathroom • Downstairs loo • Cellar • Garden • Unfurnished
£240 inc VAT for the tenancy agreement and £42 inc VAT per person referencing fee
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A fantastic two-double bedroom garden flat, arranged over the ground floor of a converted Victorian House. The property is beautifully presented and benefits from a great sense of light and space throughout with good proportions in all the principle rooms. Two double bedrooms • Kitchen dining room • Reception room • Family bathroom • En suite shower room • Garden • Cellar
Kyrle Road £2,350,000 This incredible six-bedroom family house has been completely refurbished by the current owners. The property is immaculately presented, offering 2597 sq ft of accommodation arranged over four floors. The finish is exceptional and high-quality fixtures and fittings have been used in every room. The interior has been designed with modern family living in mind and retains lots of beautiful original features. Six double bedrooms • Double reception room • Family room • Kitchen • Three family bath/shower rooms • Master bedroom with en suite • Converted basement • South facing garden
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TOASTRACK An impressive five-bedroom semi-detached family house situated in the popular residential area known as the Toast Rack
he interior has been designed with modern family living in mind and is immaculately presented throughout, offering just shy of 4100 sq ft of accommodation arranged over four floors. The house occupies a prominent corner position, which gives the property extra width of plot. The current owners have extended the ground floor to take advantage of the extra width, which makes the drawing rom particularly impressive. In addition to the wider reception space, the house boasts tremendous high ceilings which add to the sense of volume. The rear part of the reception room is open plan to the kitchen family room and also benefits from impressive proportions measuring 27 ft by 22 ft. Skylights flood the room with an abundance of natural light and fully glazed concertina doors open to a south facing landscaped garden, another unique benefit is the secure off-street parking at the end of the garden which can be accessed via a cross over curb on Baskerville Road.
Additional living space can be found on the lower ground floor, with a superb family/playroom that measures 24 by 20 ft and benefits from built in speakers and wooden flooring throughout. A guest bedroom with en suite shower room, a utility room, a wine cellar and a study can also be found on the same level. The master bedroom suite is laid out over the entire first floor with a beautifully finished dressing room and a luxurious en suite bathroom. Three further double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and a family bathroom are located on the second-floor level. This superb house is located at the junction of Henderson Road and Baskerville Road. The open spaces of Wandsworth Common are moments away as are the local amenities of Bellevue and Northcote Road. Furthermore, there is a fantastic choice of private and state schools nearby, subject to catchment and entrance each year.
‘The open spaces of Wandsworth Common are moments away as are the local amenities of Bellevue and Northcote Road’
Henderson Road, SW18, guide price £3,500,000, Freehold, Rampton Baseley 020 3846 0999
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SIMPLYSENSATIONAL T his architect designed, two-bedroom house with its modern street frontage and large windows has an immediate ‘wow factor’. The ground floor of the light-filled home is the perfect entertainment space, featuring an airy open-plan layout with fully integrated contemporary kitchen, polished concrete floor with underfloor heating, a hand-made oak feature staircase and a built-in Siemens coffee machine. Bi-folding doors open onto a landscaped courtyard garden with direct access to the private lane behind. On the first floor are two double bedrooms with high ceilings, an immaculate shower room with integrated
mirror storage, and useful loft space running the length of the house. Limes Field Road nestles in the heart of Little Chelsea in Barnes, surrounded by bustling cafés, boutique shops, award-winning gastro pubs and Rick Stein’s only London restaurant. The River Thames is just a moment’s walk away, and Barnes Bridge and Mortlake railway stations are within walking distance. Limes Field Road, Barnes, SW13, £840,000, Carter Jonas 020 3131 4852
POTENTIALGALORE This impressive property with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms has lots of potential. The living space is in excess of 2,200 square feet and there is a large west-facing garden. There is an open plan reception room with a kitchen dining area, as well as a second reception room that can serve as a formal dining room. Stairs lead to the first floor landing (with a further WC) where there is a large principal bedroom with built-in wardrobes, and three more bedrooms with a family bathroom. There is a large loft area above with scope to extend the accommodation further. The house has an integral garage with its own driveway with space for more than one car. The garden has a brick-built garden store that has potential to further develop too. Balham and Clapham stations are both a short walk away and there are outstanding schools nearby. The house is on sale chain free. Kings Avenue, Balham, SW12, £1,000,000, Winkworth 020 8769 6699
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PEARMAN STREET, WATERLOO, SE1 ÂŁ895,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD
A wonderful opportunity to purchase a two-bedroom split-level flat, situated in the heart of Waterloo. The property is arranged over three levels and benefits from a
An extraordinary and individual modern country house in aLondon stunning 1962 artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly balcony and a fantastic roof terrace, with prime views of the Eye.location. Enter theBuilt flat originally on the firstinfloor to for findthe a sizeable double bedroom with an en-suite shower Palladian styleforand is a wide, single storey building with large windows looking the gardens. It waswardrobe extendedand in 1978 tofamily include a gardenwith room and a room and in space storage. The second floor comprises a reception area, theover master bedroom with a walk-in a large bathroom, a bathtub and separate shower. The open plan kitchen/reception room, .situated on thecurrently third floor, offers to the roof at the rear and the balcony to the front. large studio complex including a workshop and dark room The property has veryaccess high ceilings andterrace brick parapets surrounding the roof which hasThe kitchen provides a gas hob with extractor fan and oven, an integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, a sink and plenty of storage including an island unit. The roof good storage space. terrace, accessed through a large glass sliding door, is the perfect place to relax or entertain; with wonderful views and plenty of space for outdoor furniture and a
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Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period Flat/Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Roof Terrace | Balcony | Residents Parking | Very Good decoration | EPC Rating C
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This beautiful Grade II Listed, six-bedroom house is double fronted and situated on the prestigious Lansdowne Gardens, within the Lansdowne Conservation Area.
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n a charming, tree lined, residential road within the Southfields Triangle, this beautiful family house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property has been extended and refurbished to a very high standard and offers very generous accommodation throughout. It retains many of its period features which have been cleverly integrated to add to the benefits of modern day living. On the ground floor there is a double reception room leading to an open-plan kitchen encompassing a utility room and a separate WC. Bi-fold doors lead to a southwest aspect garden. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom and on the top floor there is the master bedroom with a large en suite bathroom. The house is ideally placed for access into Southfields Village with its local shops, library, bus routes and other amenities including the District Line Underground station as well as the highly regarded Sheringdale Primary School.
Located between the green hearts of Wandsworth and Clapham Common, Basilica Mews is a brand new development of eight, three and four-storey, luxury family homes The Georgian-style four and five bedroom homes are stylishly designed with natural stone detailing at the entrances, English box planting and trees throughout give the development. The gated entrance is located off Thurleigh Road and the homes are set around a central mews. Each comes with its own off-street parking space and garden to the rear. The houses are designed for ease and comfort – with plenty of storage space, underfloor heating throughout, video entry systems and high security. There’s a magnetic wall in all kitchens – perfect for displaying children’s school paintings or important notices so you never miss a social event. In the mid terrace homes, second floor roof lights allow light to cascade down stairwells, flooding the homes with natural light. With top-ofthe-range Siemens appliances, engineered oak flooring, designer bathrooms and beautiful built-in wardrobes, the workmanship and attention to detail are evident in Each house comes with its own fully specified and commissioned plant room allowing for stylish and spacious living spaces on the floors above. The lower ground can also double-up as a multifunctional self-contained area, complete with kitchenette, living room, en suite bedrooms and a WC – perfect for guests, nannies or even for a teenager to have their own space. The gardens are turfed and landscaped with newly planted trees to the rear and box plants to the front. They come complete with electrical points and taps that make tending the spaces easy. There’s added privacy from well-placed ivy. Basilica Mews, off Thurleigh Road, Balham, SW12, £2,325,000, Savills 020 3428 2221
Pulborough Road, Southfields, SW18, £1,300,00, John D Wood 020 3151 0956
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Name Shoeni Oates Estate Agent John D Wood & Co. Wandsworth Position Lettings Manager Where do you live? Kingston upon Thames What and where was your first London home? My first home purchase was a 1 bed apartment in Kingston. The first time I moved out of home was a flat in Brighton Favourite open space in London? Richmond Park – it is on my door step and it is stunning What do you consider your greatest achievement? Conquering the Great Wall of China and Ben Nevis Tell us something that would surprise people about you. I rescued three dogs and two cats when on holiday in Mauritius and brought them home Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase? This is a dangerous question – too many to mention – but probably my many holidays! Favourite book, film or album now? I am reading the Andy Warhol diaries given to me by my mother as one her favourite reads What did you want to be when you were growing up? When I as young I always wanted to be a private investigator What three things would take to a desert island? Sun protection, music and a giant box of matches! What is your most treasured possession? My daughter – probably should not consider her as a possession What is top of your bucket list? I would imagine it has to be Kilimanjaro or Everest after having just been to a talk from Ranulph Fiennes about his achievements Who would you like to stuck in a lift with? David Beckham, David Gandy or Jose Mourinho What is your guiltiest pleasure? Watching Colombo – I love the seventies glamour more than the murders!
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n the heart of Wimbledon Village, this lower ground floor maisonette in a period building contains two well-proportioned double bedrooms, a fitted kitchen and a reception room for ideal open-plan living. The flat also contains a comfortable, modern bathroom. The property benefits from its own car port and direct access to the communal gardens. The building contains many period features and was converted into apartments in 1988 and now offers well-balanced contemporary living. In total the maisonette has 634 square feet of living space and comes with a share of the freehold. Grosvenor Hill is convenient for the shops and restaurants of Wimbledon Village, the green acres of Wimbledon Common and is also a quick walk down hill to Wimbledon Station, where mainline trains and district line underground lines run. Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon, SW19, £525,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0992
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THORNEY CRESCENT MORGANS WALK SW11 A TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH RIVER VIEWS TO CHELSEA. BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED GATED DEVELOPMENT. PRIVATE PARKING. 170 TO VICTORIA. AVAILABLE MAY. Â£425 per week fees apply
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THE BEECHES, HONOR OAK RISE, SE23
This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, a sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, masses of storage and a walk-in cellar. Find it on a magical no-through street at One Tree Hill, a few minutes’ walk from Ofsted ‘outstanding’ schools, restaurants, bars and trains/Overground links at Honor Oak Park.
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BORLAND RD, NUNHEAD SE15
ZANARA COURT, SYDENHAM SE26
A remarkably beautiful three double bedroom apartment over two floors of a Victorian terrace. Recently refurb’ed, flawlessly styled and comes with the freehold for the whole building. Walk to Nunhead and Brockley stations. Chain free.
Achingly hip two-bed, two storey apartment with balcony and study/nursery. Eye-catching new build less than a minute’s walk to the station. New lease, chain-free sale.
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SOUTHERLY ASPECT These homes are known for their large gardens and basements – many of which are used as granny/au pair/ teenage digs or simply rented out (they were all built with separate entrances)
his house sits on exactly the right side of the street, giving the garden the advantage of a direct southerly aspect. And what a garden this is, stretching just shy of 110-feet, it has a herringbone brick patio, a deep lawn, a rear pergola and is chock-full of established flowers, trees, ferns, shrubs and climbers. This house has a large, recently refurbished kitchen/diner with a Rangemaster stove and white kitchen units. The side bay window floods the room with light and creates the perfect dining spot. In fact, the house is sunny and bright throughout. All three first-floor bedrooms are large doubles with original fireplaces; the master measures an impressive 21-feet across. The second bedroom has an original Victorian wardrobe while the rear has a built-in wardrobe and garden views. The family bathroom on this floor has the original Victorian transfers in the door’s glass panels, green tongue-and-groove panelling, elegant white sanitaryware and traditionally-styled chrome taps. On the second floor is a rear double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and original fireplace, a study (or fifth bedroom) and a shower room. The
basement is a great size, has its own front door, windows, a rear garden door and stairs connecting it to the main house. Do with it what you will! New Cross Gate station is an 8-minute walk for Zone 2 trains (London Bridge, Victoria) and London Overground links (Canada Water, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington). Queen’s Road offers the same routes plus connections to Elephant & Castle (for Bakerloo and Northern lines) and Clapham Junction. Nunhead trains are also in Zone 2 and travel to Victoria, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras. Your nearest schools are superb. Edmund Waller is a much-loved primary while Haberdashers’ Aske’s takes children from 4-years to 18-years, is Ofsted ‘outstanding’ and one of south London’s most oversubscribed schools. Goldsmiths’ University brings with it a great selection of local bars and eateries. There’s a large Sainsbury’s and TK Maxx in New Cross and a regular farmers’ market on beautiful Telegraph Hill Park, just up the road. Erlanger Road, SE14, £1,395,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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Blanchedown SE5 £425,000 Leasehold
Grosvenor Park SE5 £850,000 Freehold
This two double bedroom ground floor maisonette is located on a quiet residential road. Consisting of a good size reception room with a separate kitchen and ample storage throughout the property also benefits from a large private garden. Located close to Kings College Hospital and in a good school catchment area, with NO ONWARD CHAIN this property also offers excellent transport links close by.
Petermans are proud to present to market this characterful three bedroom Victorian property which is situated on a quiet tree lined road. Close to Burgess Park and excellent transport links to Central London and beyond.
Poplar Walk SE24 £975,000 Freehold
Ruskin Court SE5 £550,000 Share of Freehold
This Edwardian period property comes to the market with potential to extend (STPP). Offering two generous sized reception rooms as well as four bedrooms, the property is located on one of Herne Hills most sought after roads. With excellent transport links direct to the both London and the city, the property is close to both Ruskin and Brockwell Parks as well as the many bars and restaurants Herne hill has to offer.
Petermans are proud to offer this Chain Free beautifully presented two double bedroom flat within a gated development. Offering Share of Freehold, and parking, the property also has the benefit of large communual gardens as well as close proximity to the excellent transport links of Denmark Hill Overground.
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Elmwood Road SE24
This Edwardian property offers plenty of potential to extend (STPP) and modernise. Located in an excellent area and within the catchment of the renowned Dulwich schools and overlooking Sunray Gardens, this Chain Free house is also close to both North Dulwich and Herne Hill BR Stations.
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his attractive, well presented Edwardian semi-detached house stands on a desirable side road in Dulwich Village, close to all the Village amenities and schools. The property retains its period character and has many features including fireplaces and the tiled hall floor. It has been extended into the loft by the current owners to give a fourth bedroom with adjoining shower room/WC and there is scope for further extension, subject to planning permission and consent from The Dulwich Estate. In total there are two reception rooms, four bedrooms, a family bathroom, a kitchen/dining room, shower room and a south-east-facing garden. The kitchen
is open to a dining/breakfast room with French doors to the side and a bright drawing room to the rear with French doors opening onto the garden. There is a further reception room with a bay window at the front. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms as well as a family bathroom. Stairs from the first-floor landing lead to the fourth bedroom and shower room/ WC. The nearest station is North Dulwich with services to London Bridge and Peckham Rye for the Overground and Docklands. Desenfans Road, London, SE21, £1,475,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321
BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED A light and bright family home in Alleyn Park, West Dulwich, just waiting for a new family to enjoy the spectacular views over Dulwich College and the green surroundings. The semi-detached house has also been extended to create a stylish family home on a prestigious road. The restored Victorian house is well set back from the road and has a sweeping gravel driveway, with parking for a number of cars. Inside, the wide entrance hallway opens to the principal rooms. To the front is a light and bright reception room with high ceilings, marble fireplace and large sash windows. To the rear is a contemporary open-plan kitchen/diner cum family room which overlooks the large west-facing garden. A useful utility room provides additional storage as well as side access to the property. There is also a guest WC. On the first floor there are two spacious double bedrooms and a spectacular marble bathroom. The large master bedroom has a separate dressing room. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and a shower room. The property is perfectly situated for Dulwich Village and the green spaces of Dulwich Park and Belair Park, as well as the shops and amenities of Park Hall Road in West Dulwich. World renowned schools are on the doorstep, including Dulwich College and Dulwich Prep London. James Allen Girls School and Alleyn’s School are also within easy reach. West Dulwich station is only 0.3 miles away, with direct services to London Victoria. Alleyn Park, West Dulwich, London, £2,000,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410
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Diary of an estate agent... From Pimlico to Peckham – the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of estate agency by Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks
here’s a literal spring our step right now. We’ve sold heaps of flats in the past few weeks— many of which flew out the door. It would appear firsttimers are encouraged by Brexit-y price falls, more choice and cheap lending. Mid-range family homes are moving steadily but, in our patch, the upper end of the market needs encouraging. Business is there if you know how to seek it out, and this is exactly the right market to embrace selling off-book. I’d recommend the off-book approach to anyone right now with a larger home to sell. Your property won’t date online, your neighbours need know nothing and a touch of secrecy gives your home a bewitching appeal. Buyers are given access to something not publicly available, which protects its value far more than today’s portals. If your agent can drum up a selection of hot buyers and get you a decent offer, you’ve also avoided much of the stress associated with being ‘properly’ on the market. Think of how the opposite is true in a strong market, where open days achieve superb results.
Buyers needn’t put lives on hold and wait to move. We won’t know if prices have bottomed-out until Brexit dust settles, but as most people move within a mile, there’s really nothing to lose as prices are relative. The next largest set of buyers we have are those moving from rather expensive parts of east, north and west London, so in fact, they’re still quids in. The rule buying is simple: if you’re living there for 3-5 years, you’ll outride any downturn. And buying precisely at the bottom of the market really is, a little knowledge and a lot of old-fashioned good luck. roybrooks.co.uk
A remarkably beautiful three double bedroom apartment over two floors of a Victorian terrace. Recently refurb’ed, flawlessly styled and comes with the freehold for the whole building. Walk to Nunhead and Brockley stations. Chain free. Borland Rd, SE15 £600,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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BELLEVUEVILLAGE A contemporary and well-presented two bedroom house in the heart of ‘Bellevue Village’ within easy reach of both Wandsworth Common station and Balham train and underground station. Wiseton Road runs between Bellevue Road and Nottingham Road and is moments from a variety of shops, restaurants and bars on Bellevue Road. Wandsworth Common British Rail station is also nearby allowing quick access into London via Clapham Junction. There are two double bedrooms, a spacious reception room, a fitted kitchen, modern bathroom, two roof terraces, a patio garden and off-street parking for one car. Wiseton Road, Tooting, SW17, £2,500 per month, Carter Jonas 020 8682 3121
YARDS FROM STATION This charming three bedroom, 1930s house is close to Norbury Station as well as local shops, restaurants and Streatham Common. The house has just been refurbished to a high standard by the landlord. There are two double bedrooms and one single bedroom, as well as an attractive entrance hallway leading to two reception rooms (front and rear) with laminate flooring and fireplaces, a fitted kitchen including fridge/freezer, oven and hob and washing machine with modern pale wood wall and base units, newly fitted worktops, sink and tiled splashbacks. Upstairs there is a white bathroom and three bedrooms. The large rear garden has a lawn and a southerly, sunny aspect. The property is unfurnished. Upwood Road, Norbury, SW16, £415 per week (£1,800per month), Winkworth 020 8769 6699
TOPFLOORFLAT A beautifully presented two double bedroom flat on the fourth/top floor served by a lift, in this ideally located, purpose-built block in central Putney. The flat is offered on an unfurnished basis. It benefits from a private balcony and off-street parking. The accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, a bright reception room with wood floors and doors to the balcony, a modern, fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a luxury bathroom. Grosvenor Court is perfectly located for all the amenities and transport Putney has to offer being equidistant from the underground and high street/mainline. Rayners Road, Putney, SW15, £1,850pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100
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THREEBALCONIES This five bedroom riverside apartment in Waterside Point, Battersea is on the first floor with views of the Thames
he apartment has four double bedrooms, three with en suites, as well as a master suite with en suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and private balcony. In total there are five bathrooms. There is a modern kitchen and a generous living and dining area with another balcony that overlooks the river. The gated development has 24-hour concierge, a communal garden and off-street parking. Waterside Point is located on Anhalt Road, a one way
street just to the south of Albert Bridge. Battersea Park is close by and offers a wide range of leisure facilities. Chelsea and the Kings Road are also just moments away and there is a selection of good local shops and restaurants on Parkgate Road. Anhalt Road, Battersea, London, SW11, ÂŁ16,250 pcm, John D Wood 020 3151 5710
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EXCEPTIONAL STYLE This substantial Grade II listed, eight-bedroom, Georgian house has stunning views over Clapham Common, a wealth of grand period features, and a two storey coach house
he house is set behind secure electric gates and offers in excess of 14,150 square feet. It has been meticulously refurbished and finished to the highest specification throughout. There is ample living and entertaining accommodation with two double reception rooms, a formal dining room, cinema and study. Formerly a chapel, the beautifully designed kitchen/breakfast room leads into a wonderfully bright double-height conservatory with views over the rear garden. A second kitchen and utility room are positioned on the lower ground floor. All eight double bedrooms come with luxury en suites and air conditioning and three of the rooms have private dressing rooms. In total there are eight bathrooms, eight bedrooms, three reception rooms, a conservatory, garage, gym and utility room.
The garden has been designed by an internationally renowned landscape practice and covers over half an acre. The beautiful grounds feature a central terrace area ideal for al fresco dining, with gas supply and power. Set to the rear of the garden is a two storey coach house offering flexible use as a guest house or staff quarters. There are two reception rooms on the ground floor, a food serving area and shower room, with a studio/entertaining area and a bathroom on the first floor. Off-street parking for a number of cars is available to the front of the property with a substantial garage spanning the full depth of the ground floor with chauffeur’s cloakroom, and a further two garages at the rear of the garden. Clapham Common West Side, Clapham, London, SW4, £8,000 weekly, Knight Frank 020 3667 6755
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RURALBLISS With eight bedrooms this picturesque period home has been much improved from the original farmhouse built in 1676, but the wonderful rural location is probably much the same
he house offers extensive family accommodation and is set within 1.3 acres of well-maintained grounds with outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and detached double garage. Couchmore House was originally a farmhouse that has now been arranged to satisfy all seasons, and age groups. The older, beamed part of the house has huge fireplaces, cosy shutters to block out a winter’s evening and a vast, originally billiard, room that has seen many a noisy party. At the back, a new glass walled addition extends the kitchen and is a perfect spring/summer living room with its sliding doors out to the wonderful garden. A swimming pool, pool house, and vine covered loggia mean weekend entertainment is covered and numbers are never an issue. For the more energetic there is a charming tennis court. The 1.3 acre garden is filled with botanical delights, including ancient oaks, English yews, a wonderful wisteria and a
range of flowering magnolia, camellia and rhododendrons. There are currently two offices, garages and various sheds in the grounds, with plenty of space for storage hobbies. The house is 14 miles from Central London, on the outskirts of Esher, but wrapped in the peace and quiet of unexpected ancient woodland. It is well situated for local amenities and within half a mile of two mainline train stations – Esher and Hinchley Wood. Schooling in the area is superb with the Claremont Fan Court School, Esher Church School and the ACS Cobham International School nearby. Slightly further afield are The Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton, The Kingston Grammar and The Tiffin School in Kingston, The King’s College School in Wimbledon and Surbiton High, all within three miles.
The older, beamed part of the house has huge fireplaces, cosy shutters to block out a winter’s evening
Littleworth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10, £3,495,000, Knight Frank 01372 460891
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NORTHCOAST WONDERLAND This exceptional seven-bedroom Georgian farmhouse has a wealth of character, wonderful views over formal gardens and pastures, and two holiday cottages
osewastis Farmhouse is located on the popular North Cornish Coast and nestles beautifully into its surroundings, while being extremely convenient for the A30 and all the amenities the North Coast has to offer. The farmhouse stands in 15 acres of pastureland and the far reaching views stretch across its own land and onto the open farmland beyond. It combines spacious family living within the farmhouse itself with the opportunity of earning an income from the two one bedroom cottages which are currently let through a local holiday letting agent, generating a generous return. The farmhouse itself is entered through a large timber door leading to an L-Shaped hallway which leads to the majority of the ground floor accommodation. The main living hub is the open plan kitchen/living/dining area. The kitchen part centres around a large island unit which doubles up as a four person breakfast bar. Within the central island unit there is an integral wine cooler with wine racks. There is a large double fireplace which houses a double Aga. The living area of this room has a charming open fireplace with focal point of a woodburning stove, and seating. Nearby is an ideal position for a large dining table by the window with views over the open pasture land. The formal drawing room is set on the eastern side of the property and is of generous proportions. There is a central focal fireplace with inset woodburning stove and a sash window overlooking the side
elevation. There is also a dual aspect music room, a fully glazed garden room, a separate utility room, boot room, downstairs shower room and boiler room. A descending staircase leads to the lower ground floor to a cellar which is currently being used as a games room. This area could easily be converted to a gymnasium or cinema room or simply used as additional storage. There is good head height within the cellar and a rear courtesy door provides access to the gardens and grounds. There are also extra rooms above the garage block offering a work-fromhome space. At first floor level there are seven bedrooms in total with two family bathrooms. All bedrooms are of a fantastic size and offer differing views over the rural landscape. The two extra cottages include Little Barn, which has full residential occupancy, while Log Store is currently restricted to holiday lets. An application is already underway to remove the restriction from Log Store. Both of these fantastic properties are beautifully presented and generate a brilliant income. As well as the fantastic beaches of north Cornwall the area is also a haven for golfers with the Championship course of Trevose nearby at Padstow and the renowned St Enodoc at Rock, as well as further excellent clubs at both Newquay and Perranporth
‘15 acres of pastureland and the far reaching views stretch across its own land and onto the open farmland beyond’
Rosewastis Farmhouse, Newquay, Cornwall, offers above £2m, Country and Waterside 01872 240999
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WOWFACTOR This architect designed, four-bedroom, detached house has spectacular and panoramic views of the River Dart from the interior, the terraces and the garden
he views take in the sweep of history. Dartmouth was where The Mayflower stopped on her momentous journey taking the Pilgrim Fathers to America. Dartmouth Naval College is also within sight – and that is the place where Princess Elizabeth met cadet Philip and first fell in love. The house is arranged over three floors with the rooms designed to allow maximum light and views. Owner Leslie Marsden, says: “We have lived there since 2011 and life is great down here – fantastic sailing, biking, hiking, golf, kayaking, beaches and really good restaurants. Even though Dartmouth is small there is always so much going on, with proximity to Dartmoor, Exmoor and historic market towns like Totnes. There are also easy connections to London and Heathrow.” Leslie and partner Keith are moving to Portugal on a new adventure, but both are very conflicted at selling. “The house is so fabulous for parties of which we have had many. There are two big living rooms to cater for guests and a gourmet kitchen with plenty of ovens. It has a beautiful retreat in the form of a charming summer house with great view. I’m a writer so that is where I work from. “The tower gives the house interesting angles and from every single window there is a different view. The river is always changing. We watch the naval ships come in and the ferries going back
and forth, all the amazing yachts that sail in and out and the steam train that goes back and forth to Paignton along the river as well as the crab and lobster boats that come in to unload their catches.” The house is just off the South West Coast Path, England’s longest marked long-distance walking trail, with some challenging and remote hiking right on the doorstep. A security gate to side of the garage gives access to a stepped path rising through the tiered front garden to the generous front terrace ideal for relaxation and al fresco dining complete with Jacuzzi and barbecue area. A glass screen on the terrace keeps the wind off diners while they can enjoy the full panorama of the yachts berthed beneath them. There is underfloor heating to ground floor and modern electric panel heating to the upper floors. The rooms have double glazing, category 5 cabling and interconnected speaker system throughout. The house is exceptionally well placed in Kingswear for easy access to amenities, including a school, church, the Royal Dart Yacht Club, marina, post office, pubs, general store and car and passenger ferries to Dartmouth and the railway link to Paignton. Tower House, Higher Street, Kingswear, Dartmouth, TQ6 Offers Over £1,500,000, Fulfords 01803 832223
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ASHLEY, UPPERFIELD, EASEBOURNE, MIDHURST, WEST SUSSEX GU29 A beautifully presented three double bedroom bungalow located in a sought after private lane with the potential to extend, subject to the usual planning constraints. EPC: D. £795,000 KING & CHASEMORE, MIDHURST 01730 812456
Old Pound House, High Street, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire CB22 A substantial detached family residence offering spacious, versatile accommodation, four bedrooms, ample off-road parking, double garage and delightful walled gardens. EPC: E.
Chapel House, Catfield, Norfolk NR29
Dating from 1838 this former Primitive Methodist Church has been given a new lease of life as a stunning individual home. EPC: D.
TUCKERGARDNER, GREAT SHELFORD 01223 845240
£650,000 ABBOTTS PRESTIGE, WROXHAM 01603 783838
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Old Bell Cottage, Rogate, Petersfield, West Sussex GU31 A rare opportunity to acquire a pretty mews style cottage which the current owners have sympathically extended and modernised whilst maintaining the original characteristics. Tucked away in a private lane and enjoying light and spacious versatile family accommodation. EPC: E. £675,000 KING & CHASEMORE, MIDHURST 01730 812456
WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA, ESSEX SS0 Beautiful four bedroom detached home boasting an 80ft rear garden. EPC: D. £585,000
ABBOTTS THORPE BAY 01702 582 249
Riverside, The Street, Bramber, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 A beautiful riverside 3 bedroom property dating back to the 18th century, nestled within the picturesque village Bramber. EPC: D. £850,000–£900,000 KING & CHASEMORE, STEYNING 01903 815806
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HISTON ROAD, COTTENHAM, CAMBRIDGE CB24 £850,000
An imposing 5/6 bedroom detached house over 3000 sq ft with 3 reception rooms, beautifully presented throughout with impressive gardens approaching 0.8 of an acre. EPC: C. TUCKERGARDNER, HISTON 01223 470099
WOODROW, TOOT HILL, ONGAR, ESSEX CM5 An exceptionally built and individual gated new property featuring wine room, control 4 system, tv-cinema room and master suite with balcony. Large garden with countryside views. Excellent road links. EPC: B. £1,399,995 HETHERINGTONS JOHN D. WOOD 01277 214866
Sawyard Cottages, Sheffield Park Uckfield, Sussex TN22 Situated in the famous Sheffield Park Gardens this delightful period cottage is within 6 miles of MLS London 40 mins. £475,000 FREEMAN FORMAN UCKFIELD 01825 766636
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SOUTH WOODFORD, LONDON E18 An imposing and well-appointed 8 bedroom property set on one of the most sought after roads in South Woodford, ‘The Drive’ features 7 bathrooms and 3 receptions. Access Central Line station. EPC: C. £3,000,000
HETHERINGTONS JOHN D. WOOD 020 989 5268
The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 An architecturally interesting 1930’s four bedroom house blending Tudor and ecclesiastical features set close to the sea front. EPC: D. Guide £585,000 FULFORDS BUDLEIGH SALTERTON 01395 443758
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PENDOWER ROAD, VERYAN, TRURO, CORNWALL TR2 A beautiful detached residence which has been extensively and sensitively updated, whilst retaining the original period detail and includes a spacious living room, well equipped kitchen diner, three double bedrooms and contemporary bathrooms. Currently an extremely successful two bedroom holiday cottage with one bedroom self contained annexe, attractive gardens, generous parking and rural views in a delightful village. £550,000 COUNTRY & WATERSIDE PRESTIGE, TRURO 01872 490029
Stiles Meadows, Aveton Gifford, Devon TQ7 Nestled between the popular village of Aveton Gifford and the sleepy hamlet of Ashford. It features extensive gardens & four bedrooms. £800,000 FULFORDS KINGSBRIDGE 01548 853747
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Trinity Cottage, Chapmans Lane, Orpington, Kent BR5 ‘Trinity Cottage’ is a 17th Century Grade 2 listed building with 2/3 bedrooms, garden and driveway in St Pauls Cray village. EPC: E. £400,000 ALAN DE MAID, ORPINGTON 01689 814544
BEACON HOUSE, DOWN ROAD, WINTERBOURNE DOWN, BRISTOL BS36 A period five bedroom detached home with swimming pool surrounded by gardens boasting elevated views over North Bristol. EPC: G. £950,000 CHAPPELL & MATTHEWS, THORNBURY 01454 412565
Yew Tree House, Dodsley Grove, Easebourne, West Sussex GU29 An impressive detached family home offering over 3500 sq ft of high specification accommodation. Located in a much sought after private lane in Easebourne. EPC: C. £1,495,000 KING & CHASEMORE, MIDHURST 01730 812456
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The Dairy Barn, Old
This significant four bedroomed stone and red brick barn conversion is nestled discreetly in the heart of this most desirable of villages with lovely gardens, parking and garaging. Old enjoys a vibrant Pub/ Restaurant , picturesque Church, thriving cricket club as well as lovely rural walks, yet Northampton and Kettering are within easy reach along with their respective railway lines. This is an exceptional home and location. EPC RATING:PENDING Kettering 01536 417888
Mill Farm House, Walgrave
This substantial 18th Century four bedroomed detached farm house occupies an enviable position within this most desirable village with far reaching countryside views. A fusion of period and contemporary features has created an inspiring interior. Outside a private driveway offers parking for four cars, a single garage, attractive fore- garden illuminated by night and landscaped rear gardens. Walgrave is well served with a primary school, Church, thriving village pub and lovely rural walks. Outstanding! EPC RATING:E Kettering 01536 417888
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AFINEHOME A fine, detached, four bedroom Victorian house set in an elevated position on soughtafter Harlestone Road in Dallington
tonehurst is built in mellow sandstone and is set behind high stone walls with electric gates and ample off-street parking. The house has been beautifully maintained throughout and has impressive entertaining rooms, four spacious double bedrooms, superb original features and an amazing, landscaped, mature rear garden. In fact its hard to believe you are within walking distance of the railway station and Town centre. The panelled front door opens to a fantastic grand entrance hall complete with all its original period details including oak floor, architraves and staircase. The hall is flooded with natural light from the large windows on the stairs. There is also a guest cloakroom and access to the cellar. There are two impressive reception rooms accessed from the main hall. The dining room is to the front of the house with a deep bay window and fireplace. The main reception is to the rear, overlooking the garden. It is another large room with marble fireplace and period features. The large kitchen/breakfast
room is the heart of this home. It is well fitted with a central island and a bright sitting/dining area with woodburner. Also on the ground floor is a bright study and a further sitting/family room with doors leading to the garden. On the first floor is a wide central landing, again flooded with natural light. To the rear is the master bedroom and en suite shower. This room is a great size, again with original features, and overlooks the rear garden. Three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom complete this floor. The splendid gardens, approximately a 1/4 acre, are a sun trap with a paved terrace and a large central lawn with mature trees and well stocked flowerbeds. Dallington is ideally located for access to the M1 junction 15a, Dallington Park is just moments away and there are local shops at Sixfields, Duston and Kingsthorpe.
‘A fantastic grand entrance hall complete with all its original period details’
Stonehurst, Dallington, Northampton NN5, Offers over £800,000, Fine and Country Northampton 01604 309030
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LAST WORD Tom Butler, Sales Manager, Sheraton Law Describe your property career to date? I have now been selling property for 20 years and it has honestly flown by. I started my career in Kennington where I worked for two years, before moving out to Surrey where I worked around Esher and Weybridge for a number of years. I was enticed back to South London when I joined Sheraton Law in 2011 to set up the sales department where I have enjoyed working ever since. What do you enjoy most about your job, and what have been your highlights so far? I enjoy the different challenges you face every day in the job; whether it’s keeping a property sale together, winning a new instruction or tying up a new deal, it’s all about keeping everyone happy. The biggest highlight to date has been seeing the sales department continue to thrive in what has been a very challenging last couple of years. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? One of the obvious points to remember is that you are dealing with the public on a daily basis and therefore you cannot afford to have an off day. You always need to be well presented, good at listening and most importantly whatever happens remain calm as you are normally the one in the middle keeping everyone happy. Oh, and of course, enjoy working long hours!
What advice would you give to vendors in the current market? Despite the current market conditions, we are still agreeing sales and despite some negative press they are generally being agreed at close to the guide price. If the time is right for you there is no need to hold off, make sure you get good honest advice from the agent and do not overprice, the main downfall in the current market. Remember with less properties on the market at present, there is less competition and your property can stand out against others. Recent highs, recent Lows? The High – finally completing on a property that had fallen through twice due to historic subsidence. Both previous buyers had been aware of the issue but got cold feet during the sale. Our client was very patient throughout and we achieved a good price in the end. The Low – England rugby raising my hopes in the Six Nations this year only to lose a tight game against Wales in the third game! In your view, how does the South London market differ from other areas of London? Over the past ten years prices in South London have caught up with prices North of the river. I think the good transport links and outstanding schools have continued to make this the first choice for many young families and young professionals.
Where, in your view, is the best place to live south of the river and why? I think there are many popular places to live around South London offering many different advantages; however, for me it would have to be Clapham Old Town where we are based. Within minutes of your property you have the Common and Underground plus a huge selection of restaurants and bars. All of this, yet it manages to retain a village feel to the area. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? My wife and I have been discussing for a number of years about how exciting it would be to sell up and buy a bed and breakfast in the South West, or even a gite in France. We keep on finding reasons to hold off, however hopefully one day our dream will become a reality!
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