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HOMES FOR SALE IN WIMBLEDON
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light, beautifully proportioned house of great character set within beautiful walled gardens. Conveniently located just off the High Street in Wimbledon Village and near Wimbledon Common. 6 B E D R O O M S | 4 B AT H R O O M S | 5 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S | G A R D E N | G A R A G E | A U - P A I R S U I T E | E P C E A P P R O X I M AT E L Y 5 , 3 3 0 S Q F T | A P P R O X I M AT E L Y 0 . 8 M I L E S F R O M W I M B L E D O N T R A I N S TAT I O N
Guide price ÂŁ4,795,000 Freehold email@example.com 020 8022 1358
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n exceptional detached house with fabulous entertaining space in a sought-after Village road. The property further benefits from high ceilings, secure electric gates and a beautifully landscaped garden. 6 - 7 B E D R O O M S | 6 B AT H R O O M S | 5 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S | G A R D E N | G A R A G E | G Y M | W I N E S T O R E | E P C C A P P R O X I M AT E L Y 6 , 6 0 0 S Q F T | A P P R O X I M AT E L Y 0 . 5 M I L E S F R O M W I M B L E D O N T R A I N S TAT I O N
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n outstanding new development of townhouses beautifully finished to a high specification. The living spaces are cleverly arranged across three or four floors with the added benefit of their own private outdoor space and allocated parking.
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A lovely spacious first floor one bedroom flat in a period property, located Between the Common. The flat comprises of a large open plan reception, kitchen, dining area , one double bedroom and one bathroom. EPC – D Battersea Office 020 7978 4404
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Orlando Road, SW4 £2,000 per calendar month
A fabulous two bedroom first floor flat in Clapham Old Town within walking distance of Clapham Common tube. The flat has a good size reception room, a kitchen breakfast room, two double bedrooms and one shower room. EPC – D
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NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. Fears of human contact because of Covid-19 means that sellers are offering virtual tours, says Jenny Knight 11 The Word. Alex Oppenheim, Director John D Wood & Co, Battersea, celebrates 40 years of the office in that location 20 Heads-up. Dominic Pasqua joins Robert Holmes & Company, Wandsworth Council Tax is lower than any of it’s neighbours and rentals are on the up in Barnes 22 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 38 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer considers reactions to the current crisis 41 NEW HOMES. Richard Carter, Senior Business Development Manager, John D Wood & Co sees buyer and seller uncertainty dissipating 43 New Shared Ownership developments in Wandsworth and Deptford and sales boom at the flagship mixed used development in Battersea 71 Diary of an Estate Agent. Felicity Blair of Roy Brooks
HOME 8 SOUTH Loves. Our wish list 26 Joined + Jointed. Design purity and craft principles
28 The Trend. Making arrangements 29 So SOUTH. A stunning storage system
ON THE MARKET 10 Trophy Home. A spectacular riverside property 10 VIP Home. A Georgian mill house, once the long-term home of Paul Weller 11 Out of Town Buy. A house, overlooking Poole Harbour, with five bedrooms and panoramic views 24 South West London. A Victorian house with a contemporary look in the Nightingale Triangle and a stunning five bedroom family home in Balham 31 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress 40 South West London. A delightful apartment in Streatham 45 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. An exclusive collection of residences set in a walled garden 49 Robert Holmes Coombe. The ideal family home in Coombe Lane West 54 South West London. A splendid seven bedroom detached house in the heart of Wimbledon Village and a beautifully presented family home in West Putney
70 South East London. A sumptuously designed Georgian house in Camberwell and a detached five bedroom family home in Dulwich 72 Lettings. A three bedroom, three bathroom apartment in SW18, a partfurnished 1930s house in Streatham and a spectacular four bedroom terraced house in Putney 73 Luxe Lettings. An elegant family home in Haslemere and a spacious, beautifully presented, detached house close to Wimbledon Common 74 Super Prime Let. An exceptional six bedroom house in Wimbledon Village
COUNTRY 76 A prestigious home within one of Surrey’s premier private residential estates 78 London in 60 minutes. Two new commutable Surrey homes 80 Coastal Homes. Seaside living for Londoners
FINALLY 81 Last Word. Adam Burlison, Partner, Head of Sales Knight Frank Esher has the final say
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BRANCHING OUT Among The Trees celebrates key works of art that reimagine how we think about trees and forests. The exhibition brings together major works by 38 leading international artists from five different continents. As well as illuminating the beauty and visually arresting character of trees, this show explores how trees play an indispensable role in our lives and imaginations. www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/haywardgallery
GETTING HOTTER Where there’s heat there’s art – if it’s designed by Marco Pisati. Camelia is stylised version of the plant in radiator form. The base comes in a range of colours and the radiator itself in a choice of galvanised finishes, £1,518. www.theradiatorcentre.com
PICTURE THIS A new collection of six, large-scale limited edition prints by Moira Frith, taken from the artist’s original watercolours which were commissioned exclusively for this print edition. This is The Botanist No 6. Unframed, 84cm X 59cm, £245 or framed, 86cm x 61cm, £355 www.theshopfloorproject.com
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WOOLLY WONDER Just like plywood, this set of hand-tufted rugs is built by juxtaposing, in the most exquisite way, layers of tightly woven loops. When light falls upon it, the pattern comes alive with fetching optical effects and a strong feeling of movement. Ply rug by Gan, £1,530. www.chaplins.co.uk Mariele Neudecker – And Then the World Changed Colour: Breathing Yellow, 2019 ©Mariele Neudecker 2020 All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Courtesy Pedro Cera and the artist. Photo: Benjamin Jones
SHELF CONFIDENCE Two curvaceous lengths of ash mimick twisted leather straps to support a solid wood shelf. The Lundy showcases Tom Raffield’s skilled craftsmanship and unique steam bending technique, £495 www.tomraffield.com
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The virtual house tour has come of age with Covid-19. Fears of human contact means that sellers are offering virtual tours to save the risk of infection, says Jenny Knight One company which creates 3D digital models of properties and offers viewers virtual tours, room by room, says they have recently experienced a 300 per cent increase in virtual tour views from US clients and a 1,500 per cent increase from China. The Spanish developer Aedas Homes uses a TV studio and technology developed for a game show to give buyers virtual tours accompanied by a real life agent. Recently a luxury apartment was sold to a Russian couple who completed the purchase without leaving their own country. With the warning that an increase in quarantine measures could force estate agents, solicitors and surveyors to work from home, London agents who are not already geared up for VR viewings are rushing to catch up. And the big tip for sellers is that the time when you could expect to sell a scruffy home is temporarily past. Any sign that absolute cleanliness is not maintained will send prospective buyers running for the nearest hill.
SOUTH magazine is ahead of the trend < and is partnered with an excellent company that provides virtual reality tours at extremely competitive rates!
ore buyers are now making decisions from the comfort of their own sofa. Meanwhile bargain hunters are circling in the hope of a coronavirus-induced property slowdown that is expected despite the Boris Bounce that has helped revive the market since the Conservative’s decisive election win. One buying agent reports that clients are shying away from viewings for either purchases or rentals. However, if you need to sell, buy or rent you can’t delay indefinitely. Hence the rise in video tours that can be viewed from computers or smartphones. At the moment there are travel restrictions on China but on-line activity leads experts to predict that there will be a surge of sale in the UK to Chinese buyers once travel restrictions are lifted. The buyers are also expected to be extra active in a bid to buy before the UK introduces an additional rate of two per cent stamp duty for non-resident property buyers in April next year.
riginally a boat house on the river’s edge, the current splendid property, Beach House, was built around it in 1760. The house is full of many original Georgian features which have been carefully restored. It offers wonderful entering space as well as generous storage and six bedrooms. A riverside room gives stunning views over the Thames towards Hammersmith Bridge and the rear 4,300 sq ft of landscaped garden with a hot tub, wooded area and treehouse is a private oasis. The property includes a mooring outside the front door. It’s a short walk to Underground stations at Hammersmith and access to the M4 is close by. The tow path offers bars, restaurants and pavement cafés. £7.95m, Knight Frank 020 3797 2233
ckham Mill, built in 1862, is an impressive Grade II listed family house on the edge of Ripley, four and half miles from Cobham. It was completely renovated to a very high standard in 2015 and the water mill is still in working order. It was home to ’The Modfather” Paul Weller of Jam for a long time. The house is laid out over five floors with six very large bedrooms and set in 2.5 acres. The enchanting garden features a large fish-filled lake and five islands, with bridges for access, and a large area of lawn. Ockham Mill, Ripley, £3.5m, Knight Frank 01932 809854
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Alex Oppenheim, Director John D Wood & Co, Battersea celebrates 40 years of the office in that location
his year sees the Battersea office of John D Wood & Co mark its 40th anniversary. Since opening in 1980 I am only the fifth person to have overseen the office during that time. That is quite something given that estate agency is an industry which is notorious for its high turnover of people. What is more, the current sales team have over 50 years’ experience of working together in Battersea for John D Wood & Co, whilst the letting team a very youthful 20 years! We are the most experienced team in the Battersea Park area and from time to time we have had to draw on that collective experience when transactions have become a little “prickly” in order to nurse them through to the satisfaction of those involved. So far this year we have seen new buyer registrations increase fourfold from the same period in 2019. In terms of sales, the large family house market has sprung into life much earlier than we have historically reported. Many of our sales have been agreed following an element of competition and this has pushed agreed sales close to guide prices for many
H sellers and in some instances we have achieved in excess of the guide price. That said, this demand has not been observed for all properties which leads me to believe that only the very best homes will see future price rises. It would be wrong not to mention Covid-19 which has dominated the news and looking around Battersea it would seem that a calm and measured approach is being adopted. The same cannot be said for the stock market and this will undoubtedly have an impact. Historically, London property, in particular, has always done well when the stock market has been in retreat. Time will tell – but for the moment keep washing those hands!
arbour Front House has five bedrooms and panoramic views as well as a jetty and slipway and harbour frontage. There is a lovely garden with views over the water. The house, of over 4,000 square feet, stands behind solid entrance gates, set at the end of a sweeping block driveway. The master bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and fully tiled en suite with Jacuzzi bath and sizeable mosaic shower. Double doors from both the bedroom and dressing room open out onto the balcony with views of the garden, Poole Harbour and beyond. On the top floor, there is a dual aspect guest suite with bedroom with seating area, shower room and sun balcony to the front and rear.
Harbour Front House, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset, £5,500,000, Savills 01202 492 502
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well-presented mid-terrace house which has been fully extended to create a bright, spacious home. The house comprises inviting double reception room, large eat-in kitchen and conservatory leading on to a pretty garden. Located on a quiet residential street, this house is perfect for families. 4 B E D R O O M S | 2 B AT H R O O M S | 2 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S A P P R O X I M AT E LY 1 , 6 4 7 S Q F T | E P C C A P P R O X I M AT E LY 0 . 4 M I L E S AWAY F R O M C L A P H A M J U N T I O N S TAT I O N
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three bedroom Victorian family house with a 57ft south facing garden located in Clapham Old Town. This immaculately finished house offers exceptional entertaining space, high quality fixtures and fittings and a tremendous amount of natural light due to its' southerly aspect. 3 B E D R O O M S | 2 B AT H R O O M S | 1 R E C E P T I O N R O O M G A R D E N | P E R I O D P R O P E R T Y | A P P R O X I M AT E LY 1 , 3 1 9 S Q F T | E P C C A P P R O X I M AT E LY 0 .7 M I L E S T O C L A P H A M C O M M O N U N D E R G R O U N D S TAT I O N
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Cambridge Road, Battersea, SW11 Situated moments away from Battersea Park, this substantial Victorian family house is extremely well proportioned throughout. Extended to create a wealth of living and entertaining space, the property boasts a good sized southerly facing garden. In addition, there is ample accommodation with a wonderful master bedroom, a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. Approx. 2,490 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, open-plan dining room, conservatory, cellar, garden. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ2,300,000
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Heathfield Square, Wandsworth, SW18 Newly refurbished, this beautifully finished apartment is located within a popular residential development, with all the amenities of Bellevue Road, Earlsfield and Wandsworth Town within walking distance. The contemporary space offers a bright kitchen with a dining area and lovely views, as well as a spacious reception room with capacity for a small office. Approx. 949 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), reception room, open-plan dining room. £634 Per Week | £2,750 Per Month (fees apply)
Wandsworth Lettings – 020 3151 6457
Southlands Drive, Wimbledon, SW19 A wonderful, end-of-terrace family house with a pretty south westerly facing garden. Part of a highly regarded development, the property has a traditional facade with steps up to an impressive entrance. A wraparound balcony with wrought iron railings enhances the upper ground floor reception room, an elegant room which is notable for its ideal proportions, being wider than those in its mid-terraced neighbours. Approx. 2,701 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), reception room, open-plan dining room, family room, 2 cloakrooms, utility room, garden, garage. Freehold Guide Price £1,750,000
Wimbledon Sales – 020 3151 6805
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Longstaff Crescent, Southfields, SW18 A beautiful family home on Longstaff Crescent, this expertly refurbished property comes with a driveway offering space for two cars. The living space comprises a large double reception room with a fully fitted open-plan kitchen/dining area, a gas fireplace and exposed original brickwork. Fully extended, the property also features four bedrooms, two bathrooms with underfloor heating and plenty of built-in storage throughout. Approx. 1,656 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, cloakroom, garden, off-street parking. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ1,000,000
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Vardens Road, SW12 Reception room, 2 bedrooms, family bathroom, cellar, South-facing garden, fantastic transport links, 65 sq m (680 sq ft), EPC=D
Guide £675,000 | Share of Freehold 967 years remaining
Battersea High Street, SW11 Reception room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, balcony, split level, 110 sq m (1,215 sq ft), EPC=D
Guide £675,000 | Leasehold 93 years remaining
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Tantallon Road, SW12 Double reception room, kitchen/family room, master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, cellar, roof terrace, South-facing rear garden, 205 sq m (2,200 sq ft), EPC=D
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Wandsworth Common West Side, SW18 Reception room, kitchen/dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility room, cellar, 67' rear garden, views of Wandsworth Common, 245 sq ft (2,655 sq ft), EPC=E
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The Bishopsford Bridge in Merton is to be demolished and replaced following its partial collapse into the River Wandle after heavy rainfall last June. Work is now set to start within weeks with the aim of reopening it to traffic as quickly possible with work starting in the summer to build the new bridge with completion set for the spring of 2021. Prior to rebuilding, a consultation on the design of the new bridge will be held with local residents and businesses as a new bridge is in a conservation area and requires planning permission along with ecological surveys. Removing the damaged parts will need to be partly done by hand, to avoid further safety risks. Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Martin Whelton, said: “I completely understand the considerable frustration of residents and businesses over the length of closure and we are doing everything to speed up the process of re-opening it.”
Wandsworth residents will see their council tax bills remain at about half the London average despite a small increase from the council and a larger increase from the Mayor of London. Wandsworth councillors approved a modest increase of 1.99 per cent, plus a further two per cent for social care to support older and vulnerable residents. This means an average extra charge of £17.95 a year – equivalent to a little over 34 pence a week – ensuring Wandsworth residents continue to benefit from the lowest average bills in the country. A significant proportion of the overall amount is set by the Mayor of London, who is planning to increase his share of council tax by 3.6 per cent, meaning his precept will rise by £11.56 a year. This takes Wandsworth’s overall average Band D council tax bill for the entire year to £799.82 – of which £332.07 is payable to the Mayor. Councillor Rory O’Broin, cabinet member for finance and corporate resources, said: “Wandsworth continues to make sure its residents pay the lowest average bills in the country while still benefiting from some of the best-run town hall services.”
BULLY FOR BARNES According to Tom Russell-Allen, the Barnes rental market is going great guns. The lettings associate director for Featherstone Leigh, said: “Since the start of 2020, we have witnessed a significant uplift in the Barnes rental market. Although there is always a good selection of family homes available to rent in Barnes, exceptional properties with distinctive features will naturally stand out. “We see a lot of families moving to Barnes from Richmond and Sheen or elsewhere in South-West London, looking for that village lifestyle. The area has a lovely community feel, with green spaces and a lively calendar of local events. Barnes also has excellent transport links into central London, with regular trains into Waterloo taking just 20 minutes from Barnes station. “An impressive six-bedroom family home on Lonsdale Road was let within two weeks, reaching the full asking price of £12,500 pcm. “Smaller rental properties in Barnes are rare, explaining the interest that we have seen in Ironmonger Mews – a new development of six one and two bedroom apartments just off Church Road. Five of the six properties were off the market in just 48 hours, after multiple offers which either met or exceeded the asking prices.”
ALL GO AT BATTERSEA Residents at Battersea Power Station’s new developments welcomed Spring with a series of wellness sessions. The line up included 30-minute workout sessions with Be Military Fit (BMF), riverside boxing classes taught by ex-pros from Carney’s Community Boxing, Pilates PT classes and, high-energy spin classes with Boom Cycle. Carlin Fier, Head of Brand at Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “Following the successful launch of Spring into Spring at Battersea Power Station in 2019, we were excited to be bringing it back for a second year. With a fantastic mix of fitness and wellness sessions, it’s a great opportunity for those looking to get fit this Spring to try something new. This year, sessions took place on the historic Grade II* listed Coaling Jetty.”
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ARCHI-TOT WINNER A creative youngster from Mitcham is amongst the first ever archi-tots in the UK, following a London-wide search for the best school-aged designer. Redrow’s Greater London team launched a hunt for talented primary school children to design their own house of the future. The winner, Shree from Hackbridge Primary School, wowed with her house design which included a slide, waterproof grass and a garage for aeroplanes. As Redrow’s newest ‘archi-tot’, Shree is in with a chance of having elements of her design incorporated into a future Redrow London home. Her school will receive artwork vouchers to encourage Shree and classmates to continue working on their innovative designs. Matthew Oates, Operations Director at Redrow’s Greater London said: “Shree’s design stood out as it incorporated elements of high-quality design, with a sleek spiral staircase and chandelier, as well as more out-of-box innovative features such as the convertible roof and the aeroplane store. Shree, said: “I hadn’t thought about becoming an architect before the competition, but I think I’d like to be one now!” Redrow is currently building three-bedroom townhouses at its Millfields site in Mitcham. The homes have proved popular with families looking for space to grow, with over 80% of interest coming from families within close proximity. With plenty of excellent schools and nurseries just a short walk away, the homes are ideal for families. They start at £580,000 and are available with Help to Buy.
Robert Holmes & Company are delighted to announce the arrival of Dominic Pasqua into their Coombe and West Wimbledon sales office. Dominic, of course, spent the last 14 years of his working life successfully heading up the Knight Frank sales team in Wimbledon Village. Dominic says: “After 14 very happy years with Knight Frank, I felt it was time for a change. To join Robert Holmes & Company is a wonderful opportunity for me to help grow a relatively new office and to work with inspiring colleagues. “I know that Robert Holmes & Company have been the leading estate agent in the Wimbledon area for a long time and it is now extremely exciting for me to be part of this team.” Since the election in December 2019, the market has greatly improved and Dominic is looking forward to bringing in more quality instructions and generating more sales for this friendly very office.
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A PERFECT TEN? Fixing your mortgage now for ten years, rather than the usual two, or sometimes five, will cost almost the same but give added peace of mind. A mortgage price war has seen the number of 10-year fixed rate mortgages on offer grow dramatically over the past year, pushing rates down to an average 2.76 per cent, according to Moneyfacts. At the end of last year the average ten-year fixed rate mortgage was only 0.36 percentage points higher than the average two-year fix.
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The importance of house floorplans
he size of a home matters greatly when it comes to how much you might pay for that property as a buyer. Yet, over the years, it’s become evident that different companies measure the size of a property differently which can notch up square footage by an extra 10%, resulting in an elevated asking price. Every room in a property needs to be measured accurately so that buyers pay a fair price and sellers’ homes are neither undervalued or overvalued. WHY MEASUREMENT MATTERS Buying a property is the biggest financial investment in most people’s lives. And, if you’re selling, you also want to be sure you get a fair price for your home to enable you to move into your next property. As floor area can affect the value of a property, it is absolutely critical that a house floorplan is accurate. • Size is often a hugely determining factor in how much someone is willing to pay for a property. In some cases it can mean spending over the odds • Alternatively, a buyer may be put off viewing if a floorplan gives false details due to incorrect measurements INCONSISTENCIES IN PROPERTY MEASUREMENT Unfortunately, there are no set rules or regulations for determining floor space and creating a floorplan, and because asking prices are often decided by using a pounds per square meter referencing tool, this can be misleading. In fact, research by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) uncovered major inconsistencies in the way residential properties are measured in the UK. For this reason, the RICS introduced a standard known as Measurement Matters to help buyers pay a fair price based on the accurate size of a property. This guide implements mandatory measurement standards, helping ensure homes across the country are measured fairly – for the benefit of both buyer and seller.
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HOW DO PROPERTY MEASUREMENTS VARY? Given the known inconsistencies, property floorplans could mislead potential buyers. A floorplan should not include areas in their measurement of any un-useable spaces. Other extras which may or may not be included by floorplan companies include: • hallways • staircases • walk-in wardrobes • loft measurements (when there is no loft conversion) • parking areas • roof terraces • sheds HOW TO CHECK HOUSE FLOOR PLAN FOR ACCURACY If you want to be sure you’re getting your money’s worth, follow my advice: • Make sure you’re fully aware of what the existing floorplan does and doesn’t include • Ask the estate agent to confirm exactly what space has been measured and ensure no unusable areas have been snuck in to boost the price • Check if the floorplan offers details on external areas or includes notes on the square footage of limited use areas. • Don’t be afraid to arm yourself with a tape measure for the house viewing • Check with the agent if the person measuring the property is RICS qualified or an RICS certified measurer • You could even ask your surveyor to check the accuracy of the estate agent’s floorplan when they survey the property
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efurbished and extended, this charming Victorian property has been transformed into a contemporary home with a wonderful open-plan ground floor, a superb kitchen and a delightful extra-large modern garden with side gates. The four-bedroom house is approached through a pretty porch area and the hallway leads into an attractive and spacious open-plan ground floor layout. It comprises a living area, dining area and smart kitchen/family area, all with wooden flooring and light and space thanks to numerous skylights and large bi-fold doors to the garden. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with contemporary units, stone worktops and a central island breakfast bar. The rear garden is landscaped with mature shrubs
to create a Mediterranean atmosphere and includes a seating area. It has an extra rear section (with side gates to Badminton Road – ideal for bike/gardening access) which serves as a great play area for kids. Upstairs are four bedrooms and two smart bath/shower rooms. There are several built-in wardrobes and also extensive eaves storage. Temperley Road is a quiet street in the Nightingale Triangle, close to Clapham South and Balham mainline/tube stations, the open spaces of Clapham Common and good schools. Temperley Road, SW12, Nightingale Triangle, £1,295,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474
ROOF TERRACE With a beautiful and unique roof terrace overlooking the garden, this stunning family home with five bedrooms has been refurbished to an exceptional standard. It is close to Balham Station which is served by both mainline trains and the Northern Line underground. The house is also close to Wandsworth Common and the amenities of Balham. To the left of the welcoming hallway there is a spacious double reception room with large bay windows and two traditional fireplaces. This leads into the fully equipped kitchen/dining room, filled with natural light from the skylight windows. Doors open onto the south-facing garden surrounded by shrubbery and greenery. There is also a cloakroom and storage on the ground floor. The bedrooms are on the two upper floors, with three double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor and with two double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and a further family bathroom on the second floor. Stairs lead up to the roof terrace which is surrounded by greenery and has a seating area to enjoy the views of London. Tantallon Road, Balham, SW12, £1.625m, Savills 020 8673 4111
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urniture designer Samuel Chan is the founder of Joined + Jointed as well as his own eponymous studio, Channels. In a career spanning 30 years he has received numerous awards, including British Furniture Designer of the Year, and an unprecedented number of coveted Design Guild Marks. He gives us his perspective on what’s important in design.
Do you have a design signature? Other people are often better at recognising a ‘signature’ than oneself. Very early in my career, a journalist said my designs have ‘an uncommon logic’. More recently, the design historians Charlotte and Peter Fiell described my work as embodying ‘design purity and craft principles’. In both cases, they pretty much summed up what I aspire to.
How did you get into design? As a child I was curious about how objects are put together. And I wanted to be an inventor. The person who first suggested design as a career for me was my woodworking master at school – Mr Knock. He was a good teacher and a great mentor. I recently named two of my works ‘Mr Knock’ in his honour.
Why did you set up Joined + Jointed when you already had your own design studio, Channels? A big part of Channels is private commissions – designing and making one-off works for people who want to create unique furniture that expresses their interests, style or personality. In many cases these pieces stay in the family and get passed on. As a complement to the bespoke emphasis of Channels, I set up Joined + Jointed to offer a standard collection of well-designed, well-made furniture for customers who appreciate quality but want an accessible price tag. As a design company with its own manufacturing, I was confident we could achieve that.
All your work is made in wood. Why? It’s what I started out using in the school workshop, and it’s stayed with me even when my peers were into plastics. I’m still fascinated by the fact that wood is a living, breathing material that human beings have worked with for so long, but it retains the potential for new expression.
How would you advise property owners looking to buy furniture for the long term? Enjoy 10% discount on Don’t be dazzled by all furniture orders during trends. Buy less and buy March and April 2020 better. When my wife and Use code South I were first married, our online or in store. first home was spartan for years because we couldn’t afford the furniture we really wanted. That was before I was in a position to design and make my own! With the Joined + Jointed collection my ambition was to offer furniture you’d want to keep forever at a reasonable price, and I think we’ve done that.
What is good design to you? For me, it’s a convergence of mind and heart. A good design has to make sense to you when you first see it, and have the ability to inspire affection in you over the years.
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Perfect for families This house has been expertly refurbished to make it the perfect family home with four bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room, WC, as well as a reception room and kitchen/dining room
he driveway has space for two cars and all local amenities are close, including Southside shopping centre and local schools. The ground floor comprises a large double reception room, including a fully fitted open-plan kitchen/dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with an insinkerator and NEFF appliances and benefits from a central island and dining area with oak wood flooring running throughout the double reception which leads through to the south-facing garden. The reception
also has a gas fireplace and exposed original brickwork. A large downstairs cloakroom is accessible from the entrance hallway. The property has been fully extended to include two modern bathrooms with underfloor heating, four bedrooms and plenty of built-in storage. Longstaff Crescent, Southfields, SW18, John D Wood & Co 020 3151 0956
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Hidden home This Edwardian factory has been adapted to create an extraordinary four-bedroom hidden home in Peckham
he converted factory, which also has four bathrooms, has impressive ceiling heights and room proportions. It was converted in 2006 and has about 3,400 square feet of living space. The unique property offers enticing entertaining areas with fantastic ceiling heights; particularly the original vaulted timber ceiling and the glass atrium dining area. The bespoke kitchen has excellent storage and a generous island/dining area, and leads to a ‘chill out’ room and then the wonderful double-height ceilings of the dining area. Living and entertaining space is cleverly divided between the two floors of the main building. The first floor has an expansive reception room with log burner and views to the floor below. The luxurious master bedroom suite is accessed from the first floor living room and features an en suite and a fantastic outdoor shower. There is also a handy separate study or fifth bedroom.
A concealed ‘secret’ door in the kitchen leads to the hallway of three well-proportioned bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom, a sumptuous family bathroom and a separate utility room. There is also a wide and secluded sunny south-facing garden with patio and decked area and at the back of the garden a multi-purpose home office with WC and kitchenette that could be used as separate guest suite, den or cinema room. The property is discreetly set behind a secure gated entrance and benefits from its own private parking space, with two entrances to the main house and side access to the garden. Masses of restaurants, cafés and boutiques are on the doorstep. Kirkwood Road, Peckham, London SE15, £2,000,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9417
“A concealed ‘secret’ door in the kitchen leads to the hallway of three wellproportioned bedrooms”
Brilliant location Amberwood is brilliantly located on one of the best roads in the Coombe House Estate within walking distance of excellent schools
he five bedroom house with four bathrooms has been designed and built to the highest standards with fantastic lateral entertaining space. The master bedroom has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom and two of the other four bedrooms also have en suite facilities. There is an open plan kitchen/dining room and a study, utility room and a family/games room, plus a cloakroom.
The downstairs rooms have excellent views over the pretty garden as does the master bedroom. The large private garden is fully south-facing with rolling lawns and some magnificent trees. There is also a double garage. Amberwood, Neville Ave, Coombe House Estate, New Malden, KT3, Robert Holmes & Company 0208 947 1100
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money The rate on a Lloyds Bank two-year fixed-rate mortgage
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any borrowers are under the illusion that a mortgage term should be 25 years, while they agonise over whether they should choose a fixed or a variable rate. But increasingly, lenders are taking a more flexible approach, offering split terms when more than one party takes out the mortgage, as well as a combination of fixed and tracker rates, repayment and interest-only. The rise in Joint Borrower, Sole Proprietor mortgages is behind the introduction of split mortgage terms. These mortgages enable parents to help children onto the property ladder – both incomes are taken into account for mortgage purposes but only the child goes on the property deeds, avoiding the 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge for second homes which would be incurred by the parent. The owner of the property opts for the usual mortgage term – say 30 years – while the parent has a shorter mortgage term that runs up to their retirement. Split mortgages are also useful for later life borrowers who will not have repaid their mortgage by retirement. They can have a repayment mortgage while they are still working, followed by an interest-only mortgage when they retire, which can be paid out of pension income. Lenders have long offered borrowers the option to split rates. A fixed rate can be taken for a portion of the loan to give some security and protection against rising interest rates, while the rest can be on a variable basis, usually with no early repayment charges. This enables the borrower to pay down this chunk more quickly, perhaps from bonuses. It is important to seek advice, particularly when it comes to later life borrowing.
MIS-SOLD MORTGAGES Now that the end of the PPI mis-selling scandal is drawing to a close solicitors have turned to mortgage mis-selling to try to make a quick buck, and adverts appealing to “victims” are beginning to pop up. Claim Your Mortgage is one company trying get compensation to help those for borrowers potentially mis-sold interest-only mortgages after 31 October 2000. Claim Your Mortgage state: “The rules governing the sale of [interest-only] mortgages state that the lenders and brokers must ensure that the mortgage is affordable not only at the time of sale but throughout the whole term of the mortgage, even if that means into retirement. If it can be established that the mortgage was mis-sold then you may have a claim for losses from the start of the mortgage to date, and through to the full term of the mortgage.”
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ADDED VALUE While the London property market had a quiet year in 2019, the world of luxury handbags was doing far better, according to the latest Knight Frank Luxury Index. Bags from Hermes and co rose in value by 13 per cent, it said, and over ten years their value has slightly more than doubled. Stamps had a good year, too, up by 6 per cent, but rare whisky remains the biggest winner over the long term, up by 564 per cent in ten years. Furniture, about the only useful luxury item on the list, has lost 27 per cent of its value over the decade, but can you at least sit on it.
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t is hard to know whether to be pleased that the government and banks are taking such decisive economic action and offering so much help to both individual borrowers with mortgages, savings and credit cards and businesses with loans and debts. Is it a sign of toughness or an admission that the coronavirus pandemic is about to get far far worse? Among the early players to relax their terms was RBS, the bank mostly owned by the taxpayer, which will allow people affected by the coronavirus outbreak to defer mortgage and loan repayments for up to three months. TSB and Lloyds said they would also allow a mortgage window, and the banks said savers could close fixed-term savings accounts without charge. Others have followed suit but none has gone as far as the Italian government which has suspended all mortgage payments. That may yet come. The impact is likely to touch many of us even if we do
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not actually catch the bug. The owner of the little café at my local station says that business has already dropped off as more commuters work from home. Her business can probably survive for a while but she’ll probably stop opening at weekends and lay off the part-timers who help out. Taxi drivers at the station report a similar slowdown in business. A friend who runs a corporate training business has seen his diary all but cleared as big clients reduce or stop the movement of staff and the introduction of outsiders into their offices. In the short term these businesses will survive and the help from banks and government will cushion their fall. The better financial news is that however bad things get – as I write the FTSE100 index has fallen by 10 per cent – the economy always seems to recover. The best advice now is that if you are, or envisage, having problems paying your mortgage then contact your lender as early as possible – it seems that you will get a very sympathetic ear.
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n the lower ground floor, this delightful garden apartment has two double bedrooms and is set within a handsome semidetached Victorian house near Streatham Station. The flat has a shared front entrance set back from the street which leads to a communal hallway shared by three other flats upstairs. There is a designated off-street parking space. The flat is on two floors. The hall opens into a spacious open-plan reception/kitchen/dining space with high ceilings. There is a fitted kitchen along the rear wall with a breakfast bar and space for sitting and dining. This floor also houses a double bedroom and bathroom. Downstairs there is another spacious double bedroom with French windows overlooking the garden and a large under-stairs closet. The private garden has a sunny southerly aspect and extends to over 70 feet. Gleneagle Road is a tree-lined residential road, consisting mainly of Victorian houses and converted flats in the heart of Streatham, between two large commons. Streatham and Streatham Common Stations both have speedy links to the City and the West End. Gleneagle Road, SW16, ÂŁ525,000, Winkworth 020 8768 6699
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New homes update Richard Carter, Senior Business Development Manager, John D Wood & Co sees buyer and seller uncertainty dissipating
n sync with the change in seasons, the London property market is also seeing green shoots of growth. There has been a noticeable increase in sales activity since the general election at the end of last year. With more clarity on the political landscape, the uncertainty that buyers and sellers held seems to be dissipating. Comparing January 2019 and January 2020, John D Wood & Co has seen an increase in buyers registering by an eye-watering 226%. This activity has already proved fruitful, demonstrated at the new homes site Groom Crescent in Wandsworth where we had sales agreed in the first few weeks of the year and now we have sold out of phase one of the site. Currently, there seems to be more development opportunities to take advantage of in the south west fringes of London and further south in Surrey, such as Esher and Weybridge. With high rise apartment schemes continuing to dominate the central London landscape, we are also assisting many developers who will be bringing these fantastic schemes to the market in the next 12 months. Developers have had to be creative with incentivisation over recent years as supply out-stripped demand, and it became important to set your development apart from the competition. One of our clients gave a lottery ticket to each buyer with the lucky winner receiving a brand new car. I do believe incentives help sway a buyer’s mind in cases where they have found two apartments they like and one developer is promoting a better offer than another… but it won’t necessarily be a deciding factor to whether they want to buy the property or not. John D Wood & Co New Homes was started in August
2019 and already we are seeing plenty of traction, bringing new homes to the market and proving that we can also sell. We’ve had some fantastic sales in Chelsea and have more new homes sites launching in March/April in Isleworth, West Byfleet and Esher, as well as other sites that will be ready later this year and 2021. What I love about John D Wood & Co, is that they have combined classic, personal estate agency with modern upto-date technology. It really is the best of both worlds for our clients and the growth potential for our new homes business is huge. We are working closely with our land partners to ensure that our existing developer clients are looked after from a land perspective, as well as new homes, and we’ll certainly remember who was there at the beginning of our fantastic journey. I would encourage any developers who have sites inside the M25 to get in touch and see how we can help.
(Above and below) St George’s Heights, 4 Claremont Lane, Esher, KT10, from £699,950 to £1,075,000, John D Wood & Co 01372 390 447, www. johndwood. co.uk
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&Q has launched a collection of 65 new Shared Ownership homes at Wandsworth Exchange, offering a mix of one or two bedroom apartments The collection of apartments will provide a pocket of affordability in the highly sought after zone 2 location of Wandsworth and offer first time buyers the chance to get on the property ladder. Callum Moss, Assistant Director of Sales at L&Q London, says: “Efficient transport links, leafy parks and quick access to the river mean Wandsworth has long been on the wish-list of many of London’s aspirational home-buyers. We’re delighted to be able to make this a reality for first time buyers, bringing Shared Ownership apartments that are available to buy with deposits from as low as £12,500.” Wandsworth Exchange is on Wandsworth High Street and close to shops, cinema and restaurants. Less than a mile away lies the beautiful King George’s park, while a short walk will take residents to Wandsworth Pier, offering a pleasant river commute into the city centre. Designed by award-winning architects Boon Brown, Wandsworth Exchange stands opposite the stately Town Hall, and care was taken to ensure the development’s appearance complemented the civic building. Homes feature open-plan living space ideal for entertaining, with a full suite of kitchen appliances. The bedrooms are fitted with 100% wool carpets, with mirrored wardrobes in master bedrooms. Each apartment also has a private balcony or terrace and private cycle storage. The location is ideal for city professionals with Wandsworth Town Station an eight minute walk. The journey to Bank Station takes 29 minutes, with Waterloo and Clapham Junction reached in 20 and 15 minutes respectively. Wandsworth Exchange will also feature retail and commercial units on the ground floor – including a brand new public library – adding yet more variety to Wandsworth’s already-bustling town centre.
Another L&Q shared ownership scheme is at The Timberyard, in Deptford, where one, two, three and four bedroom flats as well as some duplexes are on sale. The Timberyard is set near acres of green space and within walking distance of a number of tube stations. The 60 homes are close to a vibrant high street, and excellent transport links. Deptford is becoming one of South East London’s property hotspots and The Timberyard will offer buying opportunities to both first-time buyers and families. Homes feature a stylish open-plan living space – ideal for entertaining, with fully equipped kitchens and integrated appliances. The living room and hallways have wood effect flooring, with carpet to bedrooms, all of which feature underfloor heating. All apartments have a private balcony or terrace. The development is a few minutes walk from Deptford Park, which spans 17 acres. The River Thames is ten minutes away. The development will have more than 300 new trees, as well as green and brown roofs to increase biodiversity. Train stations and bus routes are close by and London Bridge can be reached in seven minutes from Deptford station, or eight minutes from Surrey Quays station. Deptford has an abundance of shops, including the buzzing Deptford Market Yard, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and leisure facilities. The apartments are part of a bigger development of 1,132 new homes with plans for new shops, shops, cafés, courtyards and shared working spaces. The on-site Victoria Public House will be refurbished. The Timberyard, Deptford, from £97,500 for a 25% share of a one bed flat, www.lqhomes.com/timberyard
Wandsworth Exchange, Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, SW18, from £124,375 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment, L&G 01789 507731
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Booming Battersea Already half of the homes at Coda Battersea, the flagship mixed used development by Avanton have been sold or reserved.
his makes Coda the best-selling new homes development in South West London. Already £120m of sales have been generated ahead of the scheme’s main launch in September. Since the start of the year Coda has averaged 30 sales enquiries per week, 20 site viewings and 3 reservations. Prices start from £510,000 and 70% of the private sale apartments are priced below £1,000,000. The scheme appeals to UK domestic buyers, with purchasers including first time buyers, parents buying for children and young couples, some with children. The apartments are good value, averaging £1,200 per square feet compared to values of £1,450 per square feet in nearby Nine Elms. Coda stands on a 2.1-acre island site between York Road and York Place, moments from the River Thames and was designed by architects Patel Taylor. There are 130 private sale apartments, 24-hour concierge, a hotel-style foyer, a club lounge, gymnasium, landscaped gardens and a new global headquarters for the Royal Academy of Dance. This summer Avanton will have two new dressed show apartments on the 13th floor of the main residential tower. The 23 storey, 90 metres high, central residential tower includes a studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments and penthouse. The floors are arranged as a series of folding terraces rising skywards Every home has a private balcony or terrace with substantial use of glazing to maximise natural light and the scheme’s outstanding views from the upper floors.
David Ronson, Sales & Marketing Director at Avanton, says: “Coda is a completely unrivalled offering in Battersea and South West London. It is a development combining striking architecture, beauty and the RAD cultural facilities, whilst also benefiting from exceptional amenities and the highest apartment specification currently available in the area. This is why we have already secured impressive pre-sales and enjoy the best sales rate in the South West London new homes market.” Coda, York Road, Battersea, from £510,000 for a studio, 0207 924 6077 www.codalondon.com
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n elegant Edwardian house has been sympathetically converted into five lateral apartments and a coach house together with three contemporary mews houses by the award-winning developer West Eleven. Caley House is an exclusive collection of residences set in the serene grounds of a handsome walled garden. It has been developed staying true to the estate’s Edwardian heritage, while creating a collection of residences that epitomise the best in contemporary living. The Coach House and five further apartments sit in the original early 20th-century building, along with three new-build mews houses in the grounds. The superb views and the glorious mature garden means the new owners will open their curtains every morning to beauty and inspiration. A tree-lined perimeter creates a striking, natural cloak around the development. Just outside the apartment buildings’ principal entrance, there’s an impressive ornamental pond, which adds history, colour and wonder to the development. There is also a formal courtyard space. The characterful exterior of Caley House was preserved and the building’s distinctive façade became the inspiration for finishes and flourishes throughout the development. The original architectural language was extended to the three new-build mews houses, along with subtle modernist touches. The wealth of windows means all homes enjoy beautiful vistas. The many nooks and crannies of the old house have been used to create extensive storage. First and second floor apartments benefit from sun trap balconies overlooking the remarkable grounds. The large, original veranda is a key architectural feature, while suitable areas of flat roofing have been converted into appealing outdoor galleries. The mews houses have their own private, mature back gardens. These are just the place for winding down, catching some rays or entertaining guests. And for greenfingered residents, they provide a welcome canvas for horticulture, a chance to plant, grow and nurture your own piece of England. A typical three bedroom apartment has two bathrooms and a sizeable and handsome reception room. Leopold Road, Wimbledon, SW19, POA, Robert Holmes 0208 947 9833
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.
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A handsome early Victorian house in the heart of the Village with generously proportioned and versatile accommodation and beautifully laid out gardens designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd 2 reception rooms • study • bespoke kitchen • family room • gym • au-pair bedsit with bathroom and kitchen area • master bedroom with e/s bathroom and dressing room • 4 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/shower rooms • large garage & gated drive • potential for loft conversion (stpp)
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A versatile modern family house located in a quiet residential area close to the Common Reception room • kitchen/reception room • conservatory/sitting room • 6 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms (3 e/s) • terrace • garden • garage and off-street parking • ER/C
Beautifully presented with a self-contained annexe convenient for the town centre and Village Drawing room • dining room/study • kitchen/breakfast room • bespoke wine room • 5 bedrooms • 4 bath/showers • private garden • garage & OSP • ER/C
Situated on high ground with far reaching southerly views close to transport Double reception room • study/bedroom 4 • kitchen/breakfast room • 3 further bedrooms • bathroom • shower room • generous garden • 2 parking spaces • storage area • ER/D
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In a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the Village with spacious lateral accommodation Reception room • study • family/TV room • kitchen/dining/family room • 4/5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • covered verandah • walled garden • garage and gated driveway parking • ER/D
Beautifully presented in a private gated development on the slopes of Wimbledon Village Drawing room • spacious kitchen/dining/family room • gym/bedroom 5 • master bedroom suite • 3 further bedrooms • 3 further bath/shower rooms • garden • garage & OSP • ER/B
Sunny first floor apartment with spectacular views with private garden and garage Hallway • drawing room • dining room • fitted kitchen • 2/3 double bedrooms • 2 bath/ shower rooms • cellar store room • private garden • garage • ER/D
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Slopes of Coombe W ith a wonderful southerly aspect garden, this recently remodelled four-bedroom house is an ideal family home with a roof terrace, double garage and cinema room. The house sits behind handsome gates, on high ground overlooking its own substantial, mature gardens. The entrance hall is generous and bright with good storage options. There are doors to an elegant, separate reception room with herringbone oak floors. On the north side of the house is a cleverly designed cinema room which leads onto a useful office with access to the kitchen. The spacious kitchen/dining family room is the heart of the house – newly installed with a large central island with barstool seating, a dining area and
a reception area (currently used as a gym) with bi-fold doors onto a sunny elevated terrace that runs the full width of the house. A double garage and a cloakroom complete the ground floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms including a beautiful master suite with stunning views over the garden and a lovely roof terrace. The master bedroom has a large dressing room with bespoke cupboards and a spacious master bathroom with a stylish freestanding bath. Planning consent has been applied for a loft extension to add an extra three bedrooms, as well as ground floor extensions.
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.
Cerrito, Coombe Lane West, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 , £2,390,000, Robert Holmes & Company 0208 947 1100
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An exciting brand new, contemporary 5 bedroom family home with a brilliant design that emphasises space and light. Set within a leafy position close to schools and the station a superb home in a wonderful southerly aspect setting.
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A wonderful project for an end user to construct their own home within stunning southerly aspect grounds of approximately 0.80 acre/0.32 hectare and situated within the exclusive Coombe Estate equidistant between Kingston and Wimbledon.
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Melrose is a superb double fronted Georgian style new built home with classical proportions overlooking one of the most picturesque golf courses in south west London.
A bright and appealing 4 bedroom, family home with a wonderful walled garden set on the slopes of Coombe within walking distance of Norbiton Station.
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A charming, detached 5 bedroom Edwardian house on one of the best roads in New Malden. This family home benefits from excellent transport links and a beautiful south facing garden
Located in a quiet cul de sac off Kingston Hill, this beautifully presented neo-Georgian detached family house offers well maintained accommodation over two floors and is perfectly positioned for Richmond Park.
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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 the Common. ER/C
A generously proportioned end of terrace family home, beautifully presented throughout, with versatile and contemporary living space, whilst retaining many original features. ER/E
A spacious furnished ground ﬂoor apartment situated in a quiet and central location between Wimbledon Village and the town centre with the beneﬁt of a garage. Long term or short term. ER/C
In a prime central Wimbledon Village location and beneﬁtting from two bright double bedrooms, this stylish apartment is a short walk to the Common, all Village amenities and conveniently located for the town centre and transport links. ER/C
A stunning duplex two-bedroom apartment occupying the 2nd and 3rd Floors of this beautiful period building in the heart of Wimbledon Village with the added advantage of private parking and roof terrace. ER/C
Situated in the heart of the Village, a top ﬂoor bright and airy ﬂat in a quiet block with views over the common and Rushmere Pond. Well located for transports links and all that the Village has to oﬀer. ER/D
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CLOSE TO RIVER Located in West Putney, this is a beautifully presented four bedroom family house. The ground floor comprises a hallway, a double reception room with a step leading down to a fabulous fully extended kitchen/dining room with bi-fold doors which lead out to a pretty east-facing garden. There is a cellar with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. The upper floors house four good size bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room and a large storage loft which could be extended further. Farlow Road is a popular road in the heart of West Putney and close to The River Thames and the green open spaces of Putney Common. Putney Station, the high street and underground stations are all easy accessible. A number of extremely popular schools are also close by. This property is on sale with no onward chain. Farlow Road, Putney, SW15, ÂŁ1,535,000, Warren 020 8780 3604
Seven bedrooms This fantastic seven bedroom home, in the heart of Wimbledon Village, has been renovated to create elegant accommodation within a Victorian family home
he house is cleverly arranged with large windows and fabulous ceiling heights. The ground floor, with solid parquet flooring, comprises a spacious reception room with doors leading out onto the rear patio area, a drawing room with large bay windows and a spacious dining room. To the rear of the property there is a luxurious, open-plan German fitted Rotpunk kitchen by Adaptions with tiled flooring and underfloor heating. Floor to ceiling bi-folding doors lead out to the rear garden with a large decked area and lawn, ideal for outside eating and entertaining. There is also a utility room with storage space and a cloakroom. The master bedroom suite, with a large dressing room and en suite bathroom, is on the first floor with two more double bedrooms, one with en
suite access to the family bathroom. All bathrooms have underfloor heating. A further four good-sized bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms, a sauna and a family bathroom are on the second floor. This property is equipped with Control4 home automation system giving control of features including the LED lighting, AV system, automated gates and video entry control. Integrated audio/visual multi-media rack for satellite, TV, DVD, games consoles and MP3, underfloor heating controls and a remotely accessible front door and alarm system. There is a cellar with wine racks, a secure garage and off-street parking. Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19, ÂŁ4,650,000, Knight Frank 020 3823 9251
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This period flat is arranged over the first and second floor of a mid-terraced house. At the front of the property is the spacious living room with wooden flooring and
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en-suite bathroom. The large roof terrace is an ideal space for alfresco dining. There is also a large loft with a loft ladder, which is great for storage.
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Period prestige A lovingly restored, Georgian three-bedroom house, in one of Kennington’s most prestigious garden squares
nter an imposing frontage to find a spacious and characterful double reception, with dual aspect and two fireplaces. Original shutters and cornicing create a period feel. To the lower ground-floor is a cosy living space and a large, high-spec bespoke kitchen leading through to a rear extension. A large skylight offers an influx of light, creating a very pleasant space. Cantilever folding doors lead into the garden with a patio area and at a raised level, a grassed area offers the perfect spot for children to play. The first floor provides a large double bedroom with a period fireplace, wardrobes to each alcove, sash windows with original shutters and views onto the square.
To the rear of the house is the family bathroom, with a fabulous roll top bath. The second floor offers another generously sized bedroom overlooking the square. Bedroom three to the rear is also a great double, with fitted cupboards and a great outlook onto the garden. Cleaver Square, Kennington, SE11 £1,825,000 Freehold, Winkworth Kennington 020 7587 0600
‘To the lower ground-floor is a cosy living space and a large, highspec bespoke kitchen leading through to a rear extension’
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BALVERNIE GROVE SW18 WELL PRESENTED TWO BEDROOM MAISONETTE IN A QUIET RESIDENTIAL AREA. PRIVATE GARDEN. TWO BATHROOMS. CLOSE TO WIMBLEDON PARK. Â£650,000 leasehold
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WHITE HOUSE VICARAGE CRESCENT SW11 SPLIT LEVEL APARTMENT IN BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED RIVERSIDE DEVELOPMENT. TWO TO THREE BEDROOMS. SECURE GATED. OFF STREET PARKING. Â£615,000 leasehold
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LUBBOCK ROAD, CHISLEHURST BR7
Remodelled by Minifie Architects, this five/six-bedroom detached home has a remarkably elegant interior, exceptional living space and enjoys revenue from location shoots. Walk to Chislehurst station and superb local schools in minutes.
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NEWLANDS PARK, SE26
A ravishing GII listed Georgian heirloom c.1785 with five (double) bedrooms, two receptions, three bathrooms, a basement apartment, splendid original features and Alan Bennett’s previous bath! Walk to Kennington tube in three-minutes, Westminster in thirty.
This sprawling semi has a crisp interior and a flourishing 100ft garden. There are four/five-double bedrooms, two receptions and four bathrooms as well as a huge kitchen/diner, useful utility and off-street parking. Under 10-minutes’ walk to either Sydenham or Penge East stations.
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Original features An enchanting Victorian artefact c.1843 in a London’s smallest square. Semi-detached, it has an 80 foot walled garden, 3-double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, a huge walk-in cellar and rare original features
tep into the hallway and straight into 1840s splendour: this antique villa was one of ten built for doctors at a local hospital. A huge clematis wraps around the front door, arched panelling hangs from the hall ceiling and a turned wood handrail sweeps up with the staircase. This house has a beautiful entrance, both inside and out. A home that’s been thoroughly loved and holds many happy memories, it has a genuinely lovely ‘feel.’ It’s unique too: being the only home in the square with a decorated arch between both receptions and the original wrought iron balcony overlooking the garden. Original coving in the hall spills into both receptions, which also have ceiling roses and the French doors at the rear open towards the garden. Fortunately, fireplaces are rife with original examples in most rooms, often with splendidly ornate cast iron grates. The front reception has a solid marble mantel while both receptions have original working shutters. Head downstairs (passing a door to the side return), for a heart-warming kitchen/diner with finger parquet flooring, cottage-style cabinets, a large fireplace, pretty garden doors and a stove set into a chimney breast. Another notable feature is the original larder. Bonus rooms down here include a fourth room/walk-in cellar, a large utility room with a loo plus a deep airing cupboard. Ceilings remain high right up to the top of the house, which has a first floor with a rear mezzanine level
(much like a second floor). Tradition reigns in the family bathroom which has a freestanding roll-top bath, large sink, cast-iron radiator, plantation shutters and plenty of built-in vanity units. Behind is a bright and roomy master bedroom, while up a few more stairs are two double bedrooms that overlook the exquisite garden below. Measuring a smidge over 80 feet deep and an impressive 40 feet across, the garden is walled, established, has a York stone patio and a wide, covered side return (the pergola here is a recent addition). Hours of dedication have been put into giving the garden year-round interest. Walk to Peckham Rye station in under 10 minutes for Zone 2 trains and Overground links. Nearby primary schools include Harris and Belham (both Ofsted ‘good) while older children can attend Harris (‘outstanding’) or Thomas the Apostle (‘outstanding’). The Villa is a local private pre-prep while Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and Jags are all a short drive. Lyndhurst Square, SE15 £1,500,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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Crimsworth Road SW8 £675,000 Leasehold
Leonara Tyson News SE21 £325,000 Leasehold
This fabulous period property comes to market in good condition, offering two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, good size reception room as well as a roof terrace overlooking the London skyline. Close to Vauxhaul BR/Underground Stn and the new Nine Elms Northern line extension.
This modern first floor property provides a modern kitchen and bathroom, benefits from an allocated parking space and is ideally positioned just minutes away from West Dulwich amenities and station.
Orchard Close SE23 £525,000 Freehold
Tritton Road SE21 £400,0000 Leasehold
This modern bungalow offers well-proportioned accommodation throughout, with double bedrooms, large reception room and off-street Parking with Garage.
This well presented period property is found in excellent condition throughout, benefits from a share of freehold and is ideally located within minutes of West Dulwich an Gipsy Hill.
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Guide Price ÂŁ2,150,000 Freehold
Located on one of Herne Hillâ€™s most prestigious roads, this substantial Chain Free bright and airy property offers impressive living space as well as five large bedrooms, two bathrooms, double garage and off street parking for four cars. Excellent transport links can be found from both Denmark Hill O/G and Herne Hill BR stations.
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POPULAR ROAD This detached five-bedroom family house was built in 1979 and has been extended to provide a total of 3,292 square feet of living space, on a good sized plot. It is convenient for Dulwich College and Dulwich Prep and has a delightful landscaped, westfacing garden, well stocked with mature trees and shrubs. On the ground floor there is the library/dining room, the family room linked to the study, the reception room opening onto the rear west-facing garden and a separate kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a cloakroom and a conservatory. On the first floor there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms, including one en suite. There is ample off-street parking in the front garden and access to a large garage. Alleyn Park, West Dulwich, SE21, £2,750,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321
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n sale chain free, this Georgian home has been elegantly refurbished. It is situated at the base of Camberwell Grove, facing the famous Mary Datchelor School. Taking its original function as a shop as a starting point, the four floors have been sumptuously designed to align period Georgian features with slick modern practicality. The entrance hall has magnificent panelling lining the walls up through the original staircase, with traditional antique lighting guiding the way. In total there are five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms, all wonderfully proportioned. The integrated kitchen has been designed with tall period wardrobes in mind, subtly lined with oak finish and LED lighting: an aesthetic that runs
throughout the house including the integrated wardrobes in each of the main bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom is a stunningly restored period space spanning the width of the house, complete with an original Juliet balcony overlooking the Mary Datchelor School A key feature of this property is the lower ground floor, which enables visitors or a nanny to be self-contained, with an en suite shower room, double bedroom, large reception and laundry/storage area. The house is close to Camberwell’s best bars and eateries and for green spaces, Brunswick Park and St Giles Church grounds. Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, SE5, £1,750,000, Wooster & Stock 020 7952 0595
Diary of an estate agent... From Pimlico to Peckham – the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of estate agency by Felicity Blair of Roy Brooks
hat else is there to write about this month but the subject that absorbs every news item, discussion program and the front page of every paper, every day, the whole world over, but COVID-19. In the office we are hearing strains of ‘happy birthday.. and God save..’ emanating from the bathroom. On the doorsteps we have both encountered and initiated various new forms of greeting our clients: there’s the elbow-pipping method which seems to have been adopted by the majority, for those preferring a little more distance, the ankle-kissing technique seems now not uncommon, and for those that prefer no contact whatsoever, one of our negotiators has mastered a jaunty and solo little wiggle-dance. It’s all new territory, but good that everyone is taking it totally seriously. What effect is it having on the housing market? That remains to be seen, but at present, very little. The market is strong and healthy, supported by 30 months of Brexit-induced, pent-up demand. Properties are going under offer respectably quickly – and with multiple offers, four of ours this month have tied up at over-asking price. One of our more elderly vendors, understandably fearful of Corona, has requested that we pause on viewings for the time being despite a long list of would-be viewers.
Perhaps there are a few people thinking twice about going on the market and having unfamiliar foot-fall touring their house at this unprecedented time. If that’s the case, supply will continue to be tighter than the numbers of properties available, and for the time-being, prices will be well-supported due to short supply. So if you’re of the ilk that is still taking COVID-19 in your stride, it could prove to be a very smart time to sell! Right, I’m off to wash my hands now! Entirely beautiful two-bedder with an awesome interior, new appliances, two parking spaces, communal gardens and a long lease. Walk to East Dulwich and Peckham Rye trains/Overground links, bars, shops and restaurants. Chain free. Parklands, Peckham Rye, SE22, £500,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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to let in South London IDEAL COMMUTE This part furnished 1930s house has four bedrooms and is close to both Streatham Common and Norbury Stations. The terraced house has been extended. On the ground floor there is a bright and welcoming entrance hall leading to a 15 foot reception room. There is a modern eat-in kitchen with integrated appliances, a WC and two full-sized bathrooms. The large garden is perfect for summer entertaining. Hepworth Road is a quiet residential street close to two stations. There is a large Sainsbury’s, an M&S and an Aldi nearby, as well as a leisure centre. Hepworth Road, SW16, £2,500 pcm, part furnished, Winkworth 020 8769 6699
BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED This newly and fully refurbished three double bedroom, three bathroom apartment is beautifully finished. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. Another large double bedroom also has an en suite shower room and the third double bedroom, has an additional shower room. All the rooms have been finished to a high specification. There is a contemporary and bright new kitchen with room for dining and lovely views. The reception room is generous with space for a small office. There are wooden floors throughout. Heathfield Square is a popular and quiet residential development, with the amenities of Bellevue Road, Earlsfield and Wandsworth Town a short walk away, and with transport links to London Waterloo and London Victoria. Heathfield Square, SW18, £2,750 pcm, John D Wood & Co 020 3151 5390
SPECTACULAR FOUR BEDDER With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms this spectacular terraced house is perfectly located on a highly sought after road in central Putney. It is offered on an unfurnished basis and benefits from a private patio garden and close proximity to the river and open spaces of Wandsworth Park. The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, elegant reception room, stunning kitchen/dining family room with sliding doors to the patio, a guest WC and a cellar. On the upper floors, there is the master suite with luxury bathroom and study/sitting room, three further bedrooms, an en suite shower room and a family bathroom. Deodar Road is a prestigious address and is well located for many highly regarded schools as well as being a short walk from the transport links and amenities of Putney. Deodar Road Putney, SW15, £4,000 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100
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ith two stables and a paddock, this elegant family home is ideal for a family enjoying the country life. There are five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen and four reception rooms. In addition there is a tennis court, a swimming pool and a two bedroom cottage in the extensive grounds. The well-proportioned house is in a secluded position and has generously sized rooms all looking out across the manicured grounds. In the heart of the house sits the kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to the large patio area, a long drawing room with a log burner, a dining room and a room currently being used as a gym which includes a shower room.
The generous, master bedroom suite has views over the 10 acre grounds, a dressing area and en suite. The grounds include a woodland area and more formal areas with a large patio by the house and pool. The house is well situated for access to the A3, the M25 and the national motorway network as well as Heathrow, Southampton and Gatwick airports. There is a good selection of schools in the area together with delightful countryside for walking and riding. Woolmer Hill Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27, ÂŁ10,000 pcm, Savills 01483 796 830
SEMI RURAL SETTING A five-bedroom house with four bathrooms, three reception rooms and in total 3,343 square feet of living space. The attractively appointed and beautifully presented detached house stands in a pretty, secluded walled garden in a peaceful and discreet, semi-rural gated setting adjacent to the Common and the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club. There is a huge amount of loft storage available and a garage with room for two cars. Eversley Park, Wimbledon Common, SW19, POA Robert Holmes & Company 020 8879 9669
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Near the Common
ituated in an enviable location next to Wimbledon Common, this exceptional six bedroom house is presented in excellent condition. It is arranged over three floors and has a double reception room, a fully fitted kitchen, a separate dining room and a large, private rear garden, as well as off-street parking. Five of the six bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. The house is perfectly located for all the shops, restaurants and cafés of Wimbledon Village. Greenoak Way, Wimbledon Village, SW19, £2,769.23pw, £12,000 pcm, Foxtons 020 8605 2900
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Premier estate Upper Coombe is a prestigious home, set in a quiet tree-lined location within the gated Fairmile Estate, one of Surreyâ€™s premier private residential estates
his beautiful home has been designed and built to the highest specifications under a slate roof with fine architectural stone detailing. It incorporates the latest automation and technology to ensure optimum comfort and style. Inside there is a floor area of around 7,000 square feet, including an impressive entrance hall, outstanding living accommodation, five bedroom suites and a state of the art German kitchen and a gym. The top floor contains a spectacular fully-equipped media room, plus a self-contained studio apartment. The architecturally designed garden has two full-width stone terraces to the rear. There are external security cameras with infra-red monitoring and a NACOSS-approved alarm system. The double entrance driveway has an automated entry system and a large forecourt for visitor parking. The house has independentlyzoned underfloor heating throughout. The automation system includes 360 degree CCTV monitoring plus lighting and audio control to all floors. All controls can be accessed remotely. There is a centrally-wired fire protection system and multiple WIFI boosters across three floors and the rear garden. On the ground floor the spacious entrance hall leads to five groundfloor reception rooms, including a gym. All rear garden rooms have fully-glazed doors leading out onto the beautiful terrace. Bi-fold doors connect the kitchen/breakfast room and gym. The state-of-the-art kitchen
and breakfast room has two central island work stations, quartz surfaces and a 42 in smart TV. A raised glass breakfast bar opens onto a spacious family room. A separate utility room has full-height storage and low level units with Siemens 700 series washing machine and dryer, a quartz worktop and a secondary ground floor dishwasher. The bespoke staircase in matching Moleanos limestone, leads to a galleried landing on the first floor. A crystal chandelier cascades between the two floors. On the first floor there is a grand master bedroom suite with his and hers marble bathrooms and a dressing room with Italian designer Sangiacomo island units. Twin Juliet balconies overlook the rear garden. There are four more double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, all of which have a separate bath and shower and full-height marbled wall with mosaic detailing. The landing leads to the top floor via a walnut staircase. The top floor has a media room with breathtaking views over the garden. It has full AV home theatre equipment with a 7 ft screen and surround sound. And a bar with twin wine coolers, a dishwasher, sink and fridge, quartz worktops and a bar ledge. There is also another bedroom/ study with a separate bathroom. To the other side of the top floor there is a self-contained studio apartment complete with bathroom and kitchen. Upper Coombe, Fairmile Estate, Cobham, Surrey, ÂŁ3,950,000, Knight Frank 01932 964156
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uinn Lodge is an exclusive collection of just 16 one, two and three bedroom luxury apartments, designed for modern lifestyles with open-plan living spaces offering flexibility and choice. Accessibility has also been made a priority, with private allocated parking to most apartments and a lift serving all floors. Quinn Lodge is ideally positioned just a five minute walk from Sutton’s High Street and train station and amenities like restaurants and two shopping centres. Along with its striking stone exterior, the quality interior finishes include multi-media connections. The contemporary kitchens benefit from high-quality integrated appliances and most master bedrooms feature fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. On the outside, selected apartments feature a balcony or terrace along with private allocated parking, while a lift serves all floors. The development has high levels of wall, floor and roof insulation to limit heat loss during the winter, A-rated kitchen appliances to reduce energy and water usage, dual flush mechanisms to all toilets to reduce water use, low energy light fittings and
PV roof panels to reduce energy bills. Sutton has cafés, banks, pharmacies and high street fashion chains, as well as larger hardware stores and supermarkets. Overton Park recreation ground is around the corner and leafy Nonsuch Park is close. There are also cinemas, a leisure centre and swimming pool, gyms, tennis and squash clubs and a golf centre within easy reach. Quinn Lodge, Sutton, prices start from £350,000, Shanley Homes, 01372 225007
GREEN BELT Royal Hill Park is a development of three, four and five bedroom homes with trains from Redhill to London Bridge or London Blackfriars taking only 31 minutes. Royal Hill Park rests on a site full of philanthropic history. In 1849, it was occupied by The Philanthropic Society Farm School to train young men in farming and gardening. It was taken over by the RNIB in 1988. The development has been designed to accommodate people with visual impairment as well as those with normal sight, so the two communities can coexist and navigate the development with ease. The garden designs include the Sensory Trail that provides a landscape of sounds, smells and textures to guide residents with impaired vision through the development, with different flowers allowing those with sight problems to follow the perfume. There are 77 private homes for private sale alongside 50 units of specialised accommodation. Royal Hill Park, Eastfield Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1, from £665,000 for a fourbed home, Countryside Properties www.countrysideproperties.com/royalhillpark
Sterling Court, Loddington, NN14
Offers in Excess of £725,000
This substantial stone residence is nestled within this exclusive enclave within this most desirable of villages. A driveway providing parking for four cars leads to a double garage, there are wonderful landscaped gardens with far reaching views of rolling countryside. The high specification bespoke interior includes a magnificent reception hall which connects with the living room both with Clearview wood burners. The extensive kitchen/dining room is enjoys the warmth of an AGA offering free flowing en vogue living space as well as elevated views of the gardens and countryside. Upstairs the light filled landing leads to a principal shower room and four double bedrooms, the significant master bedroom with Jack and Jill en suite and Juliet balcony. Kettering 01536 417888
Orchard Rise, Cranford, NN14
Offers in Excess of £500,000
Enjoying an elevated position, with distant views to the front and views of pasture land to the back, this lovely detached home offers an equally impressive interior. The entrance hall leads to the guest cloakroom, the living room enjoys the warmth of a wood burner, whilst the conservatory is the perfect vantage point from which to admire the view. The kitchen/breakfast room has granite work surfaces whilst the formal dining room offers the option to use as a snug. Upstairs, the bathroom has a roll top bath and separate shower. There are five bedrooms, four of which are double sized, the master with stunning en suite. Outside a driveway provides parking and access to the garage and the manicured gardens are beautifully kept. Kettering 01536 417888
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COSTAL LIFE This impressive, well-proportioned detached four bedroomed family home is well placed for coastal walks. The quality house has four spacious reception rooms, together with a detached double garage plus workshop which would be ideal to convert to self-contained annex subject to planning permission. The house is set in a large mature plot with a walled garden. It occupies a secluded location accessed via a private driveway from the main road to the beach, through this pretty seaside village. The house is bright and airy and has distant sea views. Manorbier is a charming spot with a sandy bay. Its skyline is dominated by the impressive Norman Castle and church. There are lovely country and coastal walks and some quite breathtaking coastal walks and many of the local facilities are just a few minutes’ drive away, including a shop, post office, village pubs and train and bus services. The larger coastal resort of Tenby provides a much wider range of leisure and business facilities plus magnificent sandy beaches and a picturesque harbour. Manorbier, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, £650,000, John Francis 01834 842859
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his detached house with stunning harbour views has one of the finest water front locations in Poole. The four bedroom house is set on a good sized plot on Evening Hill with panoramic and uninterrupted views across Poole Harbour, towards Brownsea Island, Sandbanks and Poole Quay with the Purbeck Hills beyond. It is set well back from the road, facing south west and enjoys stunning sunsets. The site extends to just over 1/3 of an acre and offers redevelopment potential, subject to planning permission. The property was built for the current family in 1959 and needs modernising. This is the first time it has ever come onto the open market. The accommodation consists of a entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, kitchen, utility room, 3/4 bedrooms, a dining room/bedroom, two bathrooms
(one en suite) and a detached double garage. There is also a boat house and parking for several cars. A pathway leads up to the house and the rear garden has a delightful south-west facing aspect, with a good sized paved patio and lower garden area, enjoying almost 180 degree unspoilt views. There is a coastal slope with steps down from the garden to a lower decked area, and the foreshore with the boat house, slipway and jetty. The coastal area of Poole Harbour has seen significant redevelopment over recent years, creating some spectacular individually designed residences. This site offers exciting potential to the purchaser to redevelop altogether to their own design. Evening Hill, Poole, Dorset, £3.5m, Savills 01202 708 888, email@example.com
Describe your property career to date It began in the summer of 1996 at Mann & Co in Surbiton. Having had my first taste of corporate agency, I quickly moved onto an independent agency in Roy James Fancy, selling property in Esher and eventually went on to manage the office until 2008. I then moved to my hometown of Cobham and spent the next 10 years, initially with Savills, before moving to Knight Frank. I was asked to open and run the Knight Frank Weybridge office in 2017 and establish us as a presence outside of our traditional strength area of St George’s Hill. When the opportunity to return to Esher came, at the start of this year, it was a challenge I was keen to take up.
What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? You are buying a home and if you intend to live there for a while the price, to a certain extent, becomes irrelevant. Imagine you lost a house because you negotiated that little bit too hard and someone else came in and secured it. You are likely to immediately increase and pay the price because you really wanted it all along.
What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? I enjoy meeting people and not being sat behind a desk all day. The job is varied and that keeps it fresh. The best part will always be the buzz you get from agreeing a sale and knowing you most likely pleased two different parties. The highlight for me is probably the trust and belief that my bosses have placed in me.
What do you think lies ahead for market there? Positive times lie ahead. New buyers are registering and viewings are up. There is an increase in stock coming to the market and Esher remains the first town out of London. It has green spaces but is not completely in the country and the commute back in is excellent.
Describe the biggest challenges There are so many challenges in this job. The current one is over pricing. It is such a common practice. You spend the whole time justifying the right price based on recent sales and experience, a competitor desperate for market share goes high on price and finally you see it reduced a few weeks/months later to the price you recommended!
Adam Burlison, Partner, Head of Sales Knight Frank Esher
What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Learn the area you work in. Be prepared to put the hours in. Ask lots of questions to experienced agents in the office. The public has a perception of estate agency which many immediately live up to – so be different, be honest.
What sets your area apart? The proximity to London so you can still commute, while enjoying more green space and less chimney pots, the quality of the schools and the amazing amount of leisure activities.
Recent highs, recent lows? The fact a decision was made with the general election has seen a much needed bounce in the market, confidence is returning and activity levels are on the rise. The recent lows were definitely the grind of the last three years. The indecision paralysed the market. What is your top location? In the UK it is anywhere in Elmbridge, I’ve worked and lived here all my life and love the area, everything is on your doorstep. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? Professional golfer, working outside, and the ability to follow the sun. You could get to travel the world and experience so many different cultures.
White Roses, The Glade, Kingswood, Tadworth, KT20 On one of Kingswood’s premier roads, the detached four bedroom home, which has been completely refurbished to a high specification, is close to the station and village. The property has been interior designed and beautifully styled throughout including underfloor heating, contemporary kitchen and bathrooms and a landscaped rear garden complete with a walled seating area. £1,695,000
Knight Frank Esher 01372 885767
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his generously sized family home with a large garden is located within a cul-de-sac in one of Esher's premier private roads - ideally located for access to the town centre. 6 B E D R O O M S | 4 B AT H R O O M S | 5 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S | G A R A G E | 1 / 2 A C R E WA L L E D G A R D E N | E P C D
Guide price ÂŁ2,795,000 Knight Frank Esher firstname.lastname@example.org 01372 264 493
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n immaculately presented family home located in one of Cobham's most desirable private estates. With well proportioned accommodation over three floors and a separate annexe over the triple garage. 6 B E D R O O M S | 6 B AT H R O O M S | 6 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S | C O N S E R VAT O R Y | 0 . 5 3 A C R E G A R D E N | S E C U R I T Y G AT E S | COBHAM HIGH STREET 1 MILE | EPC D
Guide price ÂŁ3,250,000 Knight Frank Cobham firstname.lastname@example.org 01932 964156
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n attractive and beautifully refurbished detached character home which sits on a southerly facing plot. With superb direct rail links to London Waterloo and Victoria from Leatherhead station. 5 B E D R O O M S | 4 B AT H R O O M S | 3 R E C E P T I O N R O O M S | M O D E R N F L U S H F I T T I N G L O G B U R N E R | U N D E R F L O O R H E AT I N G | D O U B L E G A R A G E | L E AT H E R H E A D 1 . 2 M I L E S | E P C C
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