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Octavia Street, Battersea SW11 Octavia Street is only a 4 minute walk from Battersea Park Road which enjoys an abundance of local amenities, charming pubs and rustic restaurants. Clapham Junction is close by as well as Battersea Park is only a 7 minutes' walk away. All times and distances are approximate. • • • •
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Sisters Avenue, SW11 £1,625 per calendar month A lovely, spacious one bedroom flat in a Victorian conversion close to Clapham Junction. The flat comprises of an open plan kitchen and reception room, one large double bedroom, and a modern bathroom with a shower. EPC – C Battersea Office 020 7978 4404
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NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. Jenny Knight looks at what’s behind an allergy epidemic 11 The Word. Sam Sproston, Partner and Office Head at Knight Frank Wandsworth looks into the near future 18 Heads-up. Big improvements planned for Earlsfield, Knight Frank launches an equity release service and Balham is awarded a Pineapple 19 Word on the Street. Should sellers be urged to sell now the prospect of a no deal Brexit looms? 20 Interview. Brothers in Common – family connections in Wandsworth 22 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 40 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 43 NEW HOMES. Nick Lieb, Head of Operations for Share to Buy, comments on
affordable routes onto the housing ladder 46 Money Matters. Is all the effort to counter the effects of climate change through financial incentives just tinkering, asks Duncan Farmer 73 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks 89 Secret Agent. Matthew Scott of Knight Frank Esher revealed
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26 The Trend. Shore things 27 So SOUTH. 28 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens 29 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best
ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. A unique hunting lodge in Herne Hill 10 Trophy Home. An exceptional riverside townhouse in Mortlake
24 Home Compare. Dive in! 31 EXCLUSIVE. Four properties set to impress 48 South West London. An substantial Italianate period villa in Wimbledon and a Victorian family house close to Putney High Street 49 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. An stylish development of an Edwardian house 53 Robert Holmes Coombe. A brand new luxury home overlooking Richmond Park 58 South West London. A contemporary home in Nightingale Square, Balham and a beautifully presented semi in Wandsworth Common 72 South East London. A penthouse apartment with panoramic views in West Dulwich and a split-level period flat in Herne Hill 74 Lettings. A five bedroom home near Northcote Road, a well-proportioned period flat in Herne Hill and a
superbly renovated, five bedroom terraced house in West Putney 75 Luxe Lets. A unique, three bedroom gated apartment in Wimbledon Village and a stunning school house conversion close to Battersea Bridge 76 Super Prime Let. An impressively spacious flat with expansive views of the Thames and the London skyline 89 A modern cottage in Esher
COUNTRY 77 An expansive seven bedroom modern home in Esher overlooking the river and farmland beyond 80 London in 60 minutes – commutable country homes
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SUNSHADES If you feel like giving your outdoor furniture or fences a freshen up there’s a limited range of outdoor paint colours available. For a much more exciting selection of 42 colours try Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. It has a velvety, ultra matt finish (£5.95 per 120ml) and can be finished with Chalk Paint Lacquer, £21.95. It’s also suitable for exterior woodwork and front doors. www.anniesloan.com
NORTHERNLIGHTS The Dokka Pendant is a small light with a big history. Initially released in 1954 by Birger Dahl, a pioneer of contemporary Scandinavian lighting. The mid-century years were a formative period of his work, when he forged his signature streamlined style. In 2007, Norwegian brand Northern re-launched Dokka, taking care to preserve the smooth contours and precise proportions of this design classic. Now three new colours have been added to the Dokka’s repertoire – light yellow, rust red and dark green, £173. www.nest.co.uk
GOOD SCENTS Refresh your home with the The Five Seasons Ahhh Scented Luxury Leaf Diffuser, designed by Marcel Wanders for Alessi. It features six 3mm thick leaves made from mahogany wood and an alcohol based perfume in a porcelain vase that spins if touched gently to release even more fragrance, £59. www.hurnandhurn.com
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TALLORDER Handmade in Vietnam from plant fibres (so not suitable for fresh flowers) this good looking ‘vase’ hits the style spot, £32 www.next.co.uk
ONTHE BEACH The De La Warr Pavilion is a pioneering centre for the arts – contemporary exhibitions, events and entertainment – in an iconic Modernist building which is surrounded by sea and sky on the front at Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex. (BTW – Lunch on the balcony is a delight!) Imprint on Sea is an allday, beach-side event celebrating independent record label culture with DJs from eight of the UK’s best record labels bringing you the finest soul, funk, beats, breaks and drum & bass. Saturday 31 August, 2-10.30pm, free but booking is essential www.dlwp.com/event/imprint
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HOMEFRONT Hands up anyone who’s had hay fever this year, itchy eyes, streaming nose, coughing, the whole works, asks Jenny Knight
lternatively you may have asthma or eczema or have someone in the family who is affected. What’s going on? Well it seems that we are suffering an allergy epidemic. And a report by an All Party Parliamentary Group on Healthy Homes warned that unless we deal with poor air particularly in London and the other huge cities, there could be an 80% rise in asthma cases by 2050. The government is taking action. Michael Gove announced at the beginning of the year that all but the most inefficient wood-burning stoves will be banned by 2022 in a bid to clean up the air. Currently with diesel particulates and all sorts of exhaust gases and pollens from trees and grasses, it might seem wiser to stay indoors. Yet, even indoors we are not safe. We are breathing through a chemical haze produced by our cleaning products, paints, moulds, fungi and ovens. Obviously the first line of defence is to avoid renting or buying a house on a busy road. If you do, it has been proved that a living hedge or tree can trap pollutants and protect your lungs. The best hedges for trapping air pollution are conifers because their tiny leaves have a large surface area. Yews are also great. Although they are slow growing they are easy to keep in
shape, and if your front garden is small you might splash out on some readygrown bushes. You might also gang up with your neighbours to declare the street an clean air zone, which means asking builders and delivery vans to not sit in their vans or lorries eating their sandwiches or listening to the radio with the engine running. Every little thing can help. Indoors there are hi-tech solutions to improve air quality. Mechanical ventilation with a heat recovery system can get rid of pollutants and also moisture which causes harmful mould. However, this idea is best suited to new homes that are relatively air tight. An alternative is a pure air fan. The low-tech ideas include getting rid of stuff that might be irritating your lungs, including perfume, chemicals, cleaning products, scented candles and air fresheners. You can make your own cleaning products such as from white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Vinegar does smell when first applied but as it dries the smell goes completely. House plants such as spider plants, ferns and bamboo are great at absorbing nasty things from the atmosphere. Finally ditch your carpets in favour of smooth flooring like Marmoleum or Linoleum which are antibacterial and also much more attractive than the horrible old lino used to be.
his exceptional Georgian riverside townhouse in Mortlake is beautifully presented and has a 70 foot rear garden giving spectacular far-reaching views of the river and fields beyond. The house is arranged over four floors, with high ceilings, period features and fantastic views of the river throughout. The ground floor features a double reception room with original wooden floors. Stairs lead down in to the kitchen/breakfast room with original flagstone flooring, utility space and WC and a playroom/ garden room leading to the outside space. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with a family bathroom and on the second floor there is large master bedroom with en suite shower room. A paved patio area at the end of the garden has a seating area – perfect for enjoying the river views. And that’s not all – the property has planning permission for two-storey, side and rear extensions which would provide approximately an additional 1,000 sq feet of accommodation. Mortlake High Street, SW14 8HQ, Guide price £2.3m, Savills East Sheen 0208 018 7777
ould you expect to find a hunting lodge just off the South Circular? This unique stonefaced early Victorian detached house has an interesting history and was built when this part of London was a large farming and sporting estate. Set in a large plot with mature gardens, this fascinating five bedroom house, featuring large mullioned windows with stained glass panels on the ground floor with box frame sash windows above and a lead sundial and weather vane on the central gable, also has masses of ground floor entertaining space. The property is located on a quiet residential road off the South Circular with good transport links and easy access to Clapham and Dulwich schools, Brockwell Park and the great pubs and restaurants of Herne Hill. Hillside Road, SW2, Guide price Winkworth Herne Hill 020 8769 6699
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THE WORD Sam Sproston, Partner and Office Head at Knight Frank Wandsworth, looks into the near future in these uncertain times
’m delighted to be writing The Word again and giving a little insight into the world of Knight Frank Wandsworth. Today has been an odd one. Having discovered a face ageing app and making myself look 90 years old I have been reminded that I’ll be 40 in 5 days’ time!! Ahhh!!!! At least the app has confirmed that I will keep all my hair! There is however no app to predict the future of the housing market. We have been experiencing a bit of a run of sales here and at all price ranges – £495,000 flats up to £4m houses – and it’s good to see both ends of the market busy. But with summer things tend to calm down. That said back in April I predicted a busier summer based on the theory that we had lost some time in the spring market whilst the Brexit saga played out. We may find that this happens again in October as the closer the date gets the more people tend to sit on their hands so it will be interesting to see how September plays out – often a busy month for listing new properties. We have also recently heard Boris Johnson plans to shake up/reduce SDLT (if he gets the job) and this has certainly got tongues wagging. Funnily enough we used to hear this rumour every year for the last god knows how many years and as soon as everyone gives up hope, it rears its head in spectacular fashion. The icing on the cake
£965,000 Bridge End in Ockham near Woking is a pretty three bedroom, detached cottage, with a charming cottage garden and a paddock. The entrance, at the back of the cottage, leads into the kitchen breakfast room which overlooks the gardens and the paddock. The dual aspect, beamed sitting room has a feature log-burning stove and leads into a square dining room. There is a downstairs cloakroom, a further reception area and a bedroom. Upstairs are two more bedrooms and a family bathroom. Approved planning permission allows for an extra garden room to the side on the ground floor with a new master bedroom suite upstairs.
being that today he has suggested that he is open to swapping the tax burden from the buyer to the seller. This is very interesting as it throws open a huge debate. I must say I’m nervous talking about it too much as it is certainly a long way short of reality but it has been interesting talking about the various pros and cons of any theoretical change with colleagues and clients. Whatever the outcome and whatever the relief, or pain, for one side of the trade we all know too well that the market will still Knight Frank 01932 591 600 move as families will always need to move. It never fails to surprise me how often, as soon as I put the phone down to a buyer full of concern, I pick it up to another desperate to move and eager to buy. Of course I also look back on all the clients I helped move home when the market actually The Farmer’s was bad! If you’d like Mistress any reassurance on Where? how good it actually Battersea Park Road is please follow www.thefarmersmistress.co.uk my Instagram @SWagent.ss What’s it like? No nonsense interior that feels ever so slightly industrial with exposed brickwork and metallic tables. The focus point is its smoothie and coffee bar displaying a vast array of cakes and treats.
And the food? Proof that healthy can be absolutely delicious, describing themselves as “Naturally Naughty”. Brunch is definitely their strong suit where you can enjoy anything from truffled mushrooms and asparagus to sweet waffles with hazelnut butter. The “Farmers fritters” with poached egg is a favourite and feels too decadent to be good for you!
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Magdalen Road, Wandsworth, SW18 An immaculately presented first floor apartment situated in the popular Magdalen Estate. The property offers contemporary and spacious accommodation, comprising a large reception room with a Juliet balcony, a master bedroom suite with a bay window and a further double bedroom. Magdalen Road is well positioned for the many excellent schools nearby such as Beatrix Potter, and the green spaces of Wandsworth Common. Approx. 892 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, dining room, store room, balcony. £577 Per Week | £2,500 Per Month (fees apply)
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Trott Street, Battersea, SW11 Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard, this beautifully presented family house is located on a popular street close to Battersea Square. Trunk wooden flooring runs throughout the ground floor, which when combined with the fully fitted bespoke Euromobil kitchen makes for a modern and stylish finish. The kitchen also includes a dining area and bi-folding doors that lead out onto a very good sized and well stocked garden. Approx. 1,457 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, open-plan kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, garden. Freehold
Guide Price £1,300,000
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York Mansions, Prince Of Wales Drive, SW11 Situated on the ground floor opposite Battersea Park, this meticulously designed apartment is arguably in the most attractive Victorian mansion block on Prince of Wales Drive. With well proportioned space and high ceilings throughout, this delightful flat has the benefit of park views from the double reception room. Overall, the property is extremely well presented which includes a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms. Approx. 1,265 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen, porter, private patio (not demised). Share of Freehold
Guide Price £1,375,000
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Pulborough Road, Southfields, SW18 A beautiful family home on a charming, tree-lined road within the Southfields Triangle. The property has been extended and refurbished to a high standard and offers generous accommodation throughout. It retains many period features which have been cleverly integrated to add to the benefits of modern day living. The ground floor offers a double reception room leading to an open-plan kitchen with bi-folding doors that open onto a south-west aspect garden. Approx. 2,004 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, utility room, balcony, front and rear gardens. Freehold
Guide Price ÂŁ1,300,000
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Bernard Gardens, Wimbledon, SW19 A substantial, semi-detached Victorian family house with a lovely westerly facing landscaped rear garden. The property has beautifully proportioned rooms with high ceilings, and has been extended to create a wonderful family room/open-plan breakfast room. Situated on an attractive tree-lined road, the house is within easy access of the wide variety of amenities in both Wimbledon Village and on Leopold Road, as well as the wide open spaces of Wimbledon Common. Approx. 3,084 sq ft. Energy Rating: F. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, open-plan kitchen/breakfast /family room, play room, cloakrooms, utility room, cellar, study, landscaped garden. Freehold
Guide Price ÂŁ2,500,000
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Heathfield Gardens, SW18 Double reception room, kitchen/dining room, 5 double bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (all en suite), separate W.C., media room, utility room, cloakroom, separate studio, garden, 364 sq m (3,917 sq ft), EPC=D
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Juer Street, SW11 Double reception room, kitchen, 5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility room/cellar, garden, 197 sq ft (2,119 sq ft), EPC=D
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LANECHANGE Wandsworth Councillors have granted planning permission for a new health centre, shops and homes around Garratt Lane in Earlsfield. The plans include 193 new homes, a new stateof-the-art community health centre, a pharmacy and two shop units on council-owned land. Forty per cent of the scheme will be affordable and 10 per cent will offer wheelchair access. Of these homes, 75 will be available to people on lower incomes. Seventeen will be offered on social rent terms, 56 for low cost shared ownership and two at intermediate rents. Twenty-three will have either three or four bedrooms. These new homes will be built on council-owned ‘brownfield’ sites in Oakshaw Road, Atheldene Road, Wilna Road, Winfrith Road and Waverton Road Planning chairman Cllr Guy Humphries said: “Part of this land is currently occupied by a number of unattractive 1950s and 60s council-owned buildings and their replacement with smart, high quality homes will not only help revitalise the area, but also improve the visual amenity of these streets by restoring parts of the historic street pattern. Other parts of Garratt Lane, are also undergoing major transformation, as part of a major new regeneration scheme in partnership with South Thames College. This will provide 201 new homes, a better library, new shops and improved teaching facilities for the college. The new library will open out onto a new public square with seating, while new pedestrian routes will provide better links between the Old Burial Ground, Garratt Lane and the high street.
BRICKINGIT Purplebricks, the on-line estate agent, has withdrawn from the US and Australia, following mounting losses. The new boss of the embattled company aims to focus on making a success of it UK arm. Good luck with that.
Thousands are expected at the UK’s largest first time buyer show, held in September. The show returns to London for the 13th time this autumn, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster from 11am to 5pm. The show is a one-stop shop for details on alternative home ownership schemes – offering budding buyers the unparalleled opportunity to meet some of the country’s largest housing providers face to face. With over 50 exhibitors all under one roof, the free exhibition will showcase the best of affordable homes across London and the home counties – including thousands of Shared Ownership and Help to Buy properties. Nick Lieb, Head of Operations for Share to Buy, says, “Despite
widespread Brexit uncertainty, it is clear that London buyers are undeterred, and demand remains strong for high-quality affordable homes.” www.sharetobuy.com/homeshow
BREWINGUP Brewing is back in the heart of Wandsworth town centre with the news that London’s oldest independent brewer Sambrook’s will be moving to Greenland’s Ram Quarter development. The Ram Quarter, which stands on the site of the former Young’s Brewery, will provide a new home for Sambrook’s, which is relocating from Battersea. Beer has been brewed on the Ram Quarter site since at least 1533 and continued there until 2006 when Young’s moved its brewing operation out of London. Sambrook’s is to take a 20-year lease on a new 11,000 square foot headquarters, which will be housed within a newly restored Grade-II listed former brewery building at the development. It will open a tap room set around the development’s central square with outdoor seating, serving food and its own hand-crafted brews, as well as a bottle shop selling beers from around the world. The company expects to produce more than one million pints of beer a year at its new home. It also plans to take over a heritage centre to present the history of brewing in London.
BOOSTFORTHESOUTH The prime south west London property market has performed much better than other areas of prime London over the last quarter, according to figures from Savills. Prime south west London gained 1.2% in price in the second quarter of this year – the only part of the market not still showing annual falls. Average values across the prime London residential markets held their own in the second quarter of 2019 for
the first time since 2015. While prices continued to show falls on an annual basis, these have reduced to just –1.8%, less than half the level seen this time last year. Quarterly price growth of +1.2% in the predominately domestic markets of prime south west London, from Fulham through to Wimbledon, means this part of the market, unlike others, is showing modest annual price growth.
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WORD ON THE STREET Should homeowners be urged to sell now the prospect of a no deal Brexit looms?
BETTERBALHAM The transformation of Balham Town Centre has won a ‘Pineapple’ Award sponsored by the Design Council. The Pineapples celebrate the creation of urban spaces where people want to live, work and play. The work included improvements to Hildreth Street, which was resurfaced, given better lighting and cleared of street clutter to make space for cafés, restaurants and market stalls and to allow it to host events like the Balham Food Festival. At Bedford Hill Place a supermarket forecourt was turned a public space with handcrafted green tiles and a kiosk for use during events. A large blank wall, was decorated with a bold mural by artist Tod Hanson recalling Balham’s Edwardian and Art Deco past. The Balham High Road Railway Bridge now has better lighting and was re-clad in green tiling. The work was funded by the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund, plus more than half a million pounds from Wandsworth Council.
NEWADVICE Knight Frank is launching an equity release advice service for over-55s, the first estate agent to do so. The new ‘specialist later-life finance’ team will be able to help grandparents looking to generate cash from their homes to help their grandchildren. David Forsdyke of Knight Frank Finance says the ‘Bank of Grandma and Grandad’ is helping to fuel the growth in equity release, as grandparents look to gift their grandchildren a sum of money to help them buy their first home. He says: “We are seeing older people look to release equity from their primary residence for a number of reasons, including helping children financially, making home improvements and enhancing their quality of living, or to take the holiday of a lifetime. “At the same time, we have seen a steady decline in pensions and savings, with retired people in the UK often finding themselves asset rich, but cash poor.” Knight Frank says the newly-formed team will also offer advice for those who need to downsize or buy a retirement home. The UK equity release market is booming, recording its best year ever in 2018. Over 80,000 homeowners unlocked £3.94 billion of property wealth in 2018, according to the Equity Release Council. Drawdown lifetime mortgages were the most popular option, with 64% choosing this category, while 36% chose a lump sum lifetime mortgage. www.knightfrankfinance.co.uk
MATT SMITH PARTNER OFFICE HEAD KNIGHT FRANK BATTERSEA Selling now before a potential no deal Brexit has advantages. Better the devil you know as Kylie sings. While the bookies favourite for PM has declared (massive fist of salt needed) that he will reverse SDLT changes brought in by George Osbourne, we will also be in very uncharted territory without a deal so the advantages may be negated by the choppy waters of a no deal scenario. Certainly a reversal of SDLT would be welcome long term, but are sellers willing to sit it out while the dust settles? The market is full of buyers so strike while the iron is hot and we still have an iron.
HELEN MACBAYNE CO HEAD OF SAVILLS CLAPHAM As it currently stands, we’re facing heightened uncertainty over what a new Prime Minister will mean not for just Brexit but also the economy and tax policy. As such, the prime markets are likely to remain price sensitive for the rest of the year. More recently we’ve noticed that a lack of stock has been one of the biggest constraints on the market and this has led to a narrowing of expectations between buyers and sellers. Across our London offices we have a growing pool of buyer demand, with applicants up by around 40 per cent compared to this time last year. Yes, there are some who are putting their moving decisions on hold until there’s a clearer understanding around Brexit. However, others just want to get on with things particularly here in south west London as this is an area where people have a reason to move such as a baby on the way, needing more space or wanting to be in a school catchment area.
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BROTHERS INCOMMON Brothers Charlie and Alex Oppenheim have both built businesses around the parks and commons that make South London such a mecca for young families
harlie left life in the City to transform the café on Wandsworth Common, while Alex, who works for John D Wood & Co, sells houses around the parks and commons, and knows how these acres of green space are a huge attraction for house buyers. Charlie used to visit the café on Wandsworth Common with his young children and suddenly saw a business opportunity. He says: “I had been working in the investment world and when I married Fran we moved to Battersea and started our family. Like everyone we found ourselves spending a lot of time in playgrounds and particularly the one on Wandsworth Common. I had left my old company and taken a bit of time off over the summer whilst our children were very young. We started wondering about the café and the chance to turn it into something special. “With a lot of help from family and friends, we ended up taking it over and doing a little renovation to create The
Skylark Café. We opened in April 2014.” Since then the business has taken off, earning a four star review from Time Out. It has become a favourite spot for people to relax with a coffee and cake, to enjoy the sunshine. Now Charlie has expanded his business to take over the café on Streatham Common, with plans for a new venture in Twickenham, opening in the next couple of months. The children’s menu, designed by Charlie and Fran, is nutritionally balanced, cooked from scratch, and there are seasonal colouring sheets, crayons and books to keep little diners occupied. He says: “We’ve tried to make the Skylark Café into a place that anyone from any background can come, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, to enjoy a good cup of coffee or something delicious and fresh to eat. We have all sorts of things from a simple yet perfect bacon ‘buttie’, to some delicious and rather clever summer salads. Our freshly baked cakes, such as our raspberry lemon
“We helped form The Friends of Wandsworth Common, and it is now a vibrant organisation of over 400 members”
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drizzle, are a speciality, along with our espresso and salted caramel cake made with our fabulous espresso from Curious Roo Coffee Roasters. “We’re very proud of being able to play a part in our community. We helped form The Friends of Wandsworth Common, and it is now a vibrant organisation of over 400 members, making a real difference to life in the area. “We’ve also put a lot of effort into our food and drink menus to create wonderful things to enjoy both during the day and in the evening for our private hire guests. We do many parties and events throughout the year from summer barbecues to winter dinners to help celebrate all sort of occasions. We’ve had special birthdays, weddings, christenings, bar mitzvahs, leaving parties, returning parties, and many more. Now that we’ve fully refurbished the Skylark Café and made it a really lovely place to enjoy all year round, we hope to welcome many people in the future to enjoy their time with us.”
While transforming the café on Wandsworth Common Charlie put in a tender to take over the Rookery Café on Streatham Common. “It is in the most beautiful location outside the Rookery gardens; a grade II listed Victorian garden of about four acres, with all sorts of little corners to explore, including the restored children’s paddling pool and amazing community gardens. We’ve also opened a little kiosk (The Little Rook) at the bottom of Streatham Common, by the new playground, which is a wonderful spot for those with young children. And we’re excitedly looking forward to opening our latest venture in Twickenham in the next couple of months. Watch this space.” Skylark Café, Wandsworth Common: Rookery Café and The Little Rook, Streatham Common South www.skylarkcafe.co.uk
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Thinking of moving? Take advice from Property Expert Phil Spencer
How to save money on your utility bills
hen was the last time you looked closely at your energy or utility bills? Do you think you might be paying too much? Have you done anything about it? There’s a lot to consider in maintaining your home, or indeed when you first move into a new property. Often the idea of reviewing your energy providers means too much work and it’s easy to push it down to the bottom of your To Do list. But, it really doesn’t take much effort to save money on utility bills. From simple changes in behaviours to switching energy providers, you can start to cut costs almost instantly. Unsure where to start? Here are my top tips. Switch Utility Providers With so many online energy comparison sites now available, it has never been easier or simpler to switch energy providers to save on your monthly bills. So, what are you waiting for? There’s often a more attractive deal available online! Head to www.moveiQ.co.uk and: • enter your postcode and a few more details (such as who supplies your current gas and electricity deals and how much you spend on average for your bills) • check if you are on the most cost-effective energy deal – or not – by calculating how much you could be paying • once you have carried out the cost comparisons and decide to switch suppliers, you can do this quickly and easily online – its as simple as that!
Moving home? This is arguably the best time to review your energy supplier – start afresh and on the very best deal for you. Once you’ve moved in, ensure you do the following: • take meter readings in your new property • give the meter readings to the current supplier if the previous occupant hasn’t done so already, as you won’t want to pay for their energy usage • establish what type of meters the property has Remember, if you haven’t set up a new deal with an energy supplier, you will likely be put on their standard tariff (which is usually the most expensive). If your bills remain sky high, run an energy comparison on your property and find out instantly if there is a more cost-effective deal you could be on. Use less energy at home How, you may ask? Simple changes in behaviour and a little investment can make a big difference to your spend, so try taking these steps: • switch off lights when you leave a room • use energy saving light bulbs • install a water meter – this will ensure you only pay for water you use • get a smart meter – insights from this meter should help to change your behaviours, saving you money in the long term
• turn down your thermostat a degree – it will make a cost saving! Keep your home well insulated Heat loss can occur in multiple places around your home – your chimneys, doors, windows, floorboards or roof. You can prevent heat from escaping by ensuring you have adequate insulation in place. You could also: • install loft insulation • invest in cavity wall insulation • draught-proof your windows Maintain your home Simple, routine checks can help to keep running your home as efficiently as possible to keep costs down: • invest in an efficient boiler – helping to avoid costly repair bills • flush out your central heating system by bleeding your radiators to clear it of debris, helping it to work more efficiently • install solar panels – this is definitely a long term investment but remember that solar panels are able to generate electricity even on cloudy days Whether you’re buying, renting, selling or owning a property, Phil shares his property advice all in one place over on: www.moveiQ.co.uk
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“Whether you’re buying or renting a home or selling your property, you can get free access to my tips, tactics and on-line resources at Move iQ – there to help save you time and money.”
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Oakfield is a beautiful six bedroom Arts and Craft Voysey style detached house with an impressive garden on the borders of Wimbledon Village. The house offers excellent lateral space – ideal for family living and formal entertaining. To the rear of the ground floor is the heated swimming pool stretching an impressive 33ft. Savills 020 8971 8111
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Built in around the 1920s, this wonderful family home in Esher provides extensive living accommodation over three floors including seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. A billiard room, music room, gymnasium – and indoor pool – make this the perfect home for entertaining. Knight Frank 01372 460891
Guide price £1,500,000
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A characterful brick and timber country house, with four bedrooms, set in nearly 7 acres in Midhurst, Sussex built as a summer retreat for a well known artist. Many original features have been restored and a leisure complex with swimming pool added by current owners. King & Chasemore 01730 320162
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en years ago designer Alain Gilles met Bonaldo and a non-conformist idea was born – a bold project for a table destined to make design history: the Big Table. The distinguishing and totally original feature of the Big Table is its base; four laser-cut steel legs that intertwine and overlap, creating a strong graphic appearance, where the perception changes depending on the observer’s perspective. Bonaldo’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition Big Table has a rectangular table top in a beautiful Saint Denis green marble, which has an extraordinary intensity of colour, combined with a steel base lacquered in the same green. There are a wide range of colours and materials available for the original version (including the famous multi-coloured legs). Available in three sizes, £11,000, Go Modern www.gomodern.co.uk
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Growing concerns... ©RHS/Luke MacGregor
BLOOMING MARVELLOUS T
he old time cottage garden favourites are returning to our beds and borders with sales of hydrangeas, heathers, begonias and dahlias soaring. According to Wyevale Gardens centres sales of dahlias were up by 23% last year and more than 200,000 plants arrived in garden centres this year. The showy plants now have a longer flowering period and can go on until the first frost. As well as making a hit in the garden they are also the stars of social media as gardeners post pictures of their mammoth blooms.
Instagram now has over 1.3 million hashtags for ‘dahlias’, with Wyevale Garden Centres’ social media engagements up 104% for dahlia content in 2018. When it comes to colour combinations, pastels are leading the way, with new shades for 2019 including ‘Iceball’ (lemon- yellow and white), and ‘Lavender Swirl’. New varieties of the popular ‘Gardenetta’ dahlia series will welcome spectacularly coloured, big blooms on plants compact enough to be grown in containers – perfect for space-starved gardeners.
Beth Chatto: Drought Tolerant Garden RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019 designed by David Ward (pic RHS/Joanna Kossak)
WATERWAYS Plants love sunshine – but not too much of it. Strong sunlight and lack of rain can lead to parched conditions for our favourite plants. Try not to waste water while keeping your plants alive. It is best to water in the evenings or mornings and best of all if you can reuse bath or washing up water. Rather than watering little and often, water deeply and infrequently. Using a watering can instead of a hose is a good idea because it is easier to ensure that one plant is getting a good drenching rather than sprinkling an area with a hose. Soil mulching helps retain moisture, so dig deeply and dig in masses or organic matter to improve the soil structure and water retention. Well-rotted garden compost, farmyard manure and old documents that have rotted down are good mulches. Plants with silver or grey-green leaves help reflect the sun’s rays and save the moisture that is in the plant tissues. If you put in baby plants in the autumn they can get well established and develop resilience before the dry summer arrives. A tip from the Royal Horticultural Society is to thoroughly soak the plants in their pots in a bucket of water, until bubbles stop rising to the surface, before planting them out. New plants should be thoroughly watered in and watered during their first season, but once established they are much more drought resistant. You might think that leaving weeds is better than having bare patches in the soil that the sun can reach and dry it up. In fact if you weed you are taking out plants that compete with your flowers for what moisture is in the soil. Finally don’t panic about the lawn. It may look horrible and brown but once autumn comes it will green up nicely. So don’t waste water on it.
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PICKOFTHE PAPERBACKS PARIS ECHO SEBASTIAN FAULKS VINTAGE £8.99 A compelling story of discovery and identify haunted by the ghosts of wars and occupation. Faulks creates a harsh and relentless Paris, far from the romantic ideal. A place where every building seems to hold an echo of the past. Two strangers arrive, Hannah, an American researcher and runaway Moroccan teenager Tariq. Hannah listens to the women tell of the German Occupation, while in the suburbs Tariq searches for the mother he barely knew.
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PAN MACMILLAN £9.99 Subtitled, stories of the law and how it’s broken, this book exposes the fault lines in the British legal system. It is a funny and moving story of life as a barrister. How do you defend a child-abuser you think is guilty? Or what do you say to a man sentenced to 10 years, who you think is innocent? The book highlights the best and worst of humanity, struggling within a broken system.
I OWE YOU ONE SOPHIE KINSELLA TRANSWORLD £8.99 Sophie Kinsella, author of Surprise Me, is back with an irresistible new heroine, Fixie. This breezy romance is written with humour and charm. She earns her nickname because she has to fix things. Then a new man comes into her life.
THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON ORION £8.99 From the author of The Shadow of the Wind, a new, mustread novel, riddled with plots and subplots. Daniel Sempere returns as a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s. Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop, yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague him. Then he is caught up in a sinister conspiracy. Alicia Gris appears and she is the person who will lead Daniel to discover the secret history of his family.
FACTUAL PAPERBACKPICK EREBUS, THE STORY OF A SHIP BY MICHAEL PALIN CORNERSTONE £8.99 For more than a century the fate of HMS Erebus was a mystery, until the wreck of the sailing vessel was discovered in 2014 at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian artic. The multitalented Michael Palin turns his talents to maritime history to bring this ship back to life from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: James Clark Ross who charted much of the ‘Great Southern Barrier’ and John Franklin, who at the age of 60, commanded the ship on its final, disastrous expedition.
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Matching people to homes 020 8299 3021 | roybrooks.co.uk
WESTWOOD PARK, SE23
An elegant penthouse with a superior interior and 20ft roof terrace. Two double bedrooms, large shared gardens, video entry, bike storage and a large ground-floor locker. Walk to Forest Hill station, bars and independent shops in seven minutes. This comes with a new lease, buildings guarantee and is being sold chain free.
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PERIODMEETS CONTEMPORARY Only moments away from Battersea Park, this substantial Victorian family house is extremely well proportioned and has been beautifully extended to create a wealth of living and entertaining space
he house has three floors as well as a useful cellar. There are five bedrooms that make up the ample accommodation with a wonderful master bedroom, dressing room and en suite bathroom. Furthermore, and of particular note, is the extremely goodsized southerly facing garden. Cambridge Road runs approximately south and west from Prince of Wales Drive moments from Battersea Park. There are excellent bus
services which connect to the City and north of the River and Battersea Park Road provides a good selection of shops and restaurants. In total the interiors amount to 2,490 square feet of living space. Thanks to the extensions the house is now an ideal mix of contemporary comfort and period style.
‘There are excellent bus services which connect to the City and north of the River’
Cambridge Road, Battersea, SW11, £2,300,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661
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FIVEBED BEAUTY This substantial five bedroom, semidetached Victorian family house also has a lovely westerly facing rear garden
he property has beautifully proportioned rooms, high ceilings and has been extended to create a wonderful family room/ kitchen breakfast room. It also has three bath or shower rooms, a cloakroom, reception room, family or dining room with a kitchen plus utility room and a cellar. It is situated in an attractive tree-lined road in this highly regarded enclave between the centre
of Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park, with easy access to the station with its mainline and District Line links. There are a wide variety of shops, cafés, restaurants locally, including those in Wimbledon Village and on Leopold Road, as well as the wide open space of nearby Wimbledon Common.
‘Situated in an attractive treelined road’
Bernard Gardens, London, SW19, £2.5 million, John D Wood 020 3151 4293
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JEWELIN THECROWN This three storey penthouse is the jewel in the crown on Montevetro, with five to six bedrooms, three bathrooms and occupying the top three floors of the building
t has a balcony and a terrace and triple aspect views over London and was originally two apartments. It also comes with six parking spaces, all together making it a very sought after property. The delightfully impressive penthouse of the iconic building, occupies the 17th, 18th and 19th floors and affords views over most of London. This property has a spacious, semi open plan kitchen adjoining the family room, with access to a sunny, west facing terrace. The formal dining room, formal double height reception room and the media room occupy the 18th floor, creating an excellent entertaining space. The very flexibly arranged sleeping and dressing accommodation will suit many families and can be easily adjusted to suit personal requirements. Montevetro, meaning “glass mountain” in Italian, is a landmark building designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership and completed in 2000. There is 24hour concierge, a residents’ leisure
centre with gym, tennis court, steam room and sauna. It stands on the south bank of the Thames at Battersea, with the shops and restaurants of Battersea Square including Gordon Ramsay’s London House, close by. Kings Road and Chelsea are also nearby. The penthouse offers luxurious accommodation aimed at maximising sunshine at all times of the day and has wonderful views of the river, generous celling heights and is regarded as one of the best riverside buildings available for accommodation and proximity for to Chelsea and Battersea Park. Clapham Junction railway station (1.2 miles) provides quick links to London Waterloo, London Victoria and Shepherds Bush (for the central line Zone 2 and Westfield shopping centre).
‘Montevetro offers luxurious accommodation aimed at maximising sunshine at all times of the day’
Montevetro, 100 Battersea Church Road, London, SW11, £8,500,000, Knight Frank 0203 866 2930
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NEWLUXURY With an outdoor swimming pool, this superb newly built family house has been constructed to the highest 21st century specifications and has magnificent views over Wimbledon Common
he property has six to seven double bedrooms, two formal reception rooms, a spacious kitchen/ breakfast/family room and six bath or shower rooms. In addition there is a cinema room and gymnasium, as well as a utility room and cloakroom, with the landscaped garden and swimming pool, pool room with shower and a garage. The handsome double fronted house is approached via a gated driveway and offers well planned yet versatile accommodation arranged over four floors. On the ground floor the marble tiled hall leads to two formal reception rooms with neatly concealed recessed sliding doors and to a spectacular 31’ kitchen/breakfast room with family area offering a superb entertaining space. All these rooms have oak floors with marble tiled surrounds. Glazed bi-fold doors from the kitchen overlook and lead to the terrace and landscaped rear garden. There is also a
useful service kitchenette and a butler’s pantry. The lower ground floor includes a cinema room with screen installed and fitted recliners, a gymnasium with adjoining shower room, space for a wine cellar, a utility room with Miele appliances and a plant room. Upstairs, over two floors, there are the six to seven bedrooms including a fine master suite with dressing room and a marble tiled bathroom and a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. One of the bedrooms on the top floor would also be ideal as a playroom for children or as a leisure room for older offspring. Technical features of the house include a Control 4 smart home system; Artcoustic 3 multi-room speaker system, a sophisticated intruder alarm system and underfloor heating.
‘Versatile accommodation arranged over four floors’
Parkside, Wimbledon Common, SW19, £6,850,000, Robert Holmes & Co 020 8947 9833
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Olafur Eliasson – Your uncertain shadow (colour), 2010
WHAT’SON... BBC PROMS 2019 Royal Albert Hall Until Sat 8 Sept
Every year the Proms see the world’s greatest orchestras and classical performers come to London. Since 1941 it’s main venue is the Royal Albert Halibut this year the newly refurbished Battersea Arts Centre will showcase of provocative, witty and boundary-crossing composer-performers in a Promenade-only event – discover artists experimenting with found sounds, new instruments, electronics and the outer limits of the human voice. www.royalalberthall.com
SERPENTINE PAVILION Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park until Oct 6
This summer’s Serpentine Pavilion is the work of Junya Ishigami, a Japanese architect whose designs reflect the beauty of the natural world. A massive sweeping roof made from interlocking slates supported by steel columns houses a dark, cave-like space perfect for ducking into when you feel in need of peace and quiet. www.serpentinegalleries.org
CINDY SHERMAN National Portrait Gallery Until Sep 15
This major new retrospective explores the development of Sherman’s work from the
mid-1970s to now. Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her use of material derived from a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising and fashion, the show explores the tension between façade and identity. www.npg.org.uk
PLANT DRAWING WORKSHOP Bandstand Beds, Clapham Common Mon July 29,11.30am-1.30pm
At the Bandstand Beds there is an array of foliage and flowers crying out to be drawn. Lush. Join in a drawing session and create your own personal plant pictures – pumpkin plants, sleek aubergines and vibrant sunflowers all provide perfect artistic inspiration. Materials provided – along with tea and cake! www.bandstandandbeds.org.uk
TOP SECRET: FROM CIPHERS TO CYBER SECURITY Science Museum Until Feb 2020
Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in a must-see, free exhibition. From the trenches of the First World War to the latest in cyber security, Top Secret explores over a century’s worth of communications intelligence through handwritten documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts from the Science Museum Group’s and GCHQ’s historic collections. www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
HORNIMAN KIDS SLEEPOVER Horniman Museum and Gardens Sat 17 Aug to Sun morning 18 Aug
Roll out your sleeping bag and camp out in the galleries for an unforgettable night at the Museum full of fun activities, surprises and exciting exploration. A light breakfast is included in the morning, plus hot drinks for the adults. A good sleep not guaranteed! www.horniman.ac.uk
GALLERY LATE: THE AGE OF INNOVATION Dulwich Picture Gallery Fri 23 Aug
Enjoy the Cutting Edge exhibition and The Colour Palace after hours in this special Late, celebrating the world of 1930s London. Try your hand at their printmaking processes, create an underground poster, join in an Art Model Collective drawing class, and enjoy the Pavilion and grounds to while away a summer evening. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk
OLAFUR ELIASSON: IN REAL LIFE Tate Modern
Until Jan 5 2020 Olafur Eliasson returns to Tate Modern following his world-renowned Turbine Hall installation The Weather Project in 2003, for an unmissable exhibition of his career to date. New works by the Danish artist in which rainbows, reflections and shadows play with how we perceive the world. His artworks can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. www.tate.org.uk
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L&Q are launching Shared Ownership homes at Elephant Park, Elephant and Castle in Autumn 2019. Visit www.sharetobuy.com
Nick Lieb, Head of Operations for Share to Buy, the UK’s best established property portal for first time buyers, comments on affordable routes onto the housing ladder
n an age where a significant proportion of first time buyers, particularly those looking to buy in London and the South East, rely heavily on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ to help them purchase their first home, there is ever growing demand from buyers seeking alternative, more affordable, routes onto the housing ladder. Meeting this need, more and more housing providers are offering schemes such as Shared Ownership – a part-buy-part-rent option that allows purchasers to buy a percentage of the property, purchasing more of the home when they can afford to do so – and London Help to Buy, a scheme that helps buyers ‘boost’ their deposits. Positive recent changes in government legislation, including in the 2018 Autumn Statement, offered a welcome commitment to extend Stamp Duty relief for properties under £500,000 to Shared Ownership homes, which has undoubtably fuelled demand. We also reported a surge in enquiries following the delay to Brexit earlier this year, with buyers demonstrating that they were keen to get onto the housing ladder, regardless of the complex political climate. Leafy and attractive enclaves south of the river remain immensely popular. In fact, the London Borough of Southwark tops the first time buyer wish list, with more applicants enquiring about homes in the area than in any other borough. Elsewhere, interest is high in Kingston
and Croydon, where average deposit levels for Shared Ownership homes are some of the lowest in the capital, at under £8,000 – dramatically lower than the London averages for private sale homes. New developments launching later this year include the next phase of L&Q’s Elephant Park, a major regeneration scheme just a stone’s throw from central London. Further south at Leon House by Optivo, Shared Ownership buyers can enjoy a residents’ only roof terrace with panoramic views across London in up and coming Croydon. Share to Buy are also the team behind the London Home Show, the UK’s biggest event for first time buyers, taking place on Saturday 21 September at London’s QEII Centre. Since launching the exhibition in 2013, we have welcomed over 50,000 budding home buyers through the doors. The free exhibition showcases the best of affordable homes available across London and the home counties. Exhibitors include housing associations, private developers, mortgage advisors and conveyancing solicitors, and there are live Q&A sessions with experts, making it a one stop shop for first time buyers. Ever popular with South Londoners – more visitors to the show live or work in the Lambeth than any other borough. www.sharetobuy.com
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ith views of the skyline, Bedford House is a new homes scheme in Balham. The development Ipsus Developments, is on Balham High Road, with prices from £655,000 for a two bedroom apartment. There are 26 apartments still unsold. All apartments have open-plan layouts with private outside space as well as access to the scheme’s peaceful courtyard garden and with large terraces for al fresco dining.
The development is a fiveminute walk from the Northern Line connection at Balham station. Last year, the development was awarded Best Development in London at the International Property Awards, where it also received a further 5 star award in recognition of its quality. Bedford House, Balham High Road, from £655,000, Savills New Homes Team, 020 3430 6920
THEGALLERY In the heart of Camberwell, The Gallery is a selection of one, two and three bedroom flats and four bedroom townhouses launched by Peabody housing association. London Help to Buy is available on the one and two-bedroom apartments, making the development the ideal investment for first time buyers. With regeneration money flooding into the area, Camberwell is attracting first time buyers. The area has benefited from a £13 million regeneration project and improvements to public spaces, such as Camberwell Green. The increase in the numbers of new developments has attracted more first time buyers into the upcoming area. The four-bedroom townhouses have integrated Bosch appliances throughout the kitchen, with open plan living spaces. First time buyers with a five per cent deposit or smaller households may opt for the generously sized apartments, all with private in-set balconies, some of which overlook Camberwell Green. The landscaped communal podium garden is also accessible for residents. Nearby stations include Oval, Elephant and Castle and Kennington, with Denmark Hill Railway station within a 15-minute walk. Debbie Coombs, sales director at Peabody, says: “Camberwell is a thriving and creative area, and we are proud to be bringing The Gallery to this community. The perfect location for those looking for a sociable and energetic lifestyle.” The Gallery, Camberwell, from £422,000 for a one bedroom apartment, £563,000 for a two bedroom apartment and £655,000 for a three bedrooom apartment. Four bedroom townhouses range from £787,500 to £866,250, Peabody 020 3369 0297
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VILLAGE LIV ING. LUXURY LIFESTY LE. Eagle House has been central to Wimbledon Village life for over 400 years. The Grade II* listed property, once visited by Lord Nelson and home to philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, is considered one of the capitalâ€™s finest surviving examples of a Jacobean manor house. Lovingly restored and expertly converted into eight luxurious two and three bedroom apartments on Wimbledon High Street, Eagle House effortlessly combines village and city lifestyles in one exceptional setting.
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MONEYTIP Unsurprisingly, there was no change in the Bank of England’s Base Rate following the last Monetary Policy Committee meeting. However more than this they also cut their outlook for UK growth. This means that it is now unlikely that we will see an increase in rates at all this year. As a consequence the cost of funds has fallen meaning lenders could, if they wanted, cut rates even lower. However, this race to the bottom is not what lenders want to do, further innovation on criteria and affordability with some fresh product ideas is equally desirable. Closer inspection of the Bank of England’s comments show that once there is some certainty back in the market, rates will have to rise quicker than many people think to stop the economy overheating. So the age old dilemma is clear, stick or twist. Do you stick now on the basis that post any semblance of certainty will see both rates and prices will rise. Or twist – wait and see if rates fall further because this aren’t as rosy as we hoped! GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS
alling house prices in London and southeast England have brought down the national average, according to the latest statistic. The average UK house price was £229,000 in the month, about £3,000 higher than the same period a year ago, figures from the Land Registry and the Office for National Statistics showed. Regionally, prices grew most in Wales – 6.7 per cent in the year to April, followed by Northern Ireland at 3.5 per cent, Scotland 1.6 per cent and England by 1.1 per cent. In London and the south east, prices fell 1.2 per cent and 0.8 per cent.
The annual saving on a £150,000 green Barclays mortgage
omebuyers are wrongly being told they can only get a mortgage if they buy life insurance or income protection cover, according to a report by the Daily Mail. Its research reveals that more than three in ten borrowers have been told life insurance is a legal requirement, while a further third say they were advised that they could not get a loan without it. More than half of those who were sold income protection insurance alongside their mortgage were also told it was mandatory even only buildings insurance is the only protection mortgage lenders usually insist on.
The average annual rise in Welsh prices, compared with 1.1 percent in England
The value today of £100 invested in prime central London property in 1989
The average cost of installing solar panels on a three-bedroom house
3% until 02/10/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£999 Product Fee
Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
1.3% / 0.7% until 30/09/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£1499 Product Fee
Min £250k. Max £1m Purchase Only
5/5/3/3/3% until 30/09/2029 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£999 Product Fee
Mx £2m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
5/5/3/3/3% until 30/09/2029 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty
£999 Product Fee
Mx £2m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages
Source: SPF Private Clients
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GOINGGREEN Is all the effort to counter the effects of climate change through financial incentives just tinkering, asks Duncan Farmer
overnment interference in the property market never seems to end well. I read recently that before the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme, which gave first time buyers a leg up the property ladder if they bought a new home, one house builder was making an average profit per property of about £22,000. Once the scheme was up and running that figure had risen to £60,000. Other research suggests that six out of ten buyers who benefited under the scheme could have bought a home without it. The latest moves from the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is the £5 million Green Home Finance Innovation Fund and a £10 million competition to help to cut the cost of adding energy efficient systems to existing homes. Every organisation from the All England Club to Starbucks is apparently trying to save the planet, although whether they really believe that scrapping a few plastic cups and straws will make a difference at a time when China is building coal fired power stations at a terrifying pace and Brazil is cutting down rain forest at the rate of a football pitch every minute. The £5 million Green Home Finance Innovation Fund is aimed at accelerating the financial sector’s offering of green mortgages, which give customers discounted rates once they have upgraded the energy efficiency rating of their home. At present residential properties are responsible for 15 per cent of all carbon emissions, although an awful lot of that will be from coal fires, inefficient central heating systems and barbecues, which apparently are as harmful to the planet as a 90-mile drive in the car. Last year Barclays launched a green mortgage for buyers of new-build homes. Borrowers would receive a discount of 10 basis points off a standard loan and it estimated borrowers could saved £750 on a £150,000 mortgage over five years. This works out at £150 a year – hardly generous. Anyone with any sense would look for the cheapest mortgage on the market and, if they wanted to make their home more energy efficient – to save the planet or keep their bills low – could spend any spare cash on improvements. The government would be far better off cutting the direct cost of green improvements at the point of sale, rather than tinkering in a market in a way that usually benefits the wrong people.
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IDYLLICITALIANATE With seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, this substantial Italianate period villa is truly beautiful. The painstakingly restored Grade II listed Victorian family house, offers extensive entertaining, family and staff accommodation in a tranquil and private setting, with a wealth of thoughtful touches creating a luxurious yet relaxing environment. The entrance hall has black and white ‘chessboard’ marble flooring and an elegant staircase lit by a roof lantern. The marble flooring continues to the dining room at the front of the house. A study is located on the opposite side at the front of the house. Double doors lead from the hallway to the drawing room with its marble fireplace and French doors which lead to the terrace and garden. The kitchen is by the renowned designer Mark Wilkinson. Two main island hubs have marble surfaces, one featuring Gaggenau wine fridges and the other an oak breakfast bar. There is a bespoke coffee station with Miele espresso maker, 2 Sub Zero fridges, a further Miele steam oven and Miele combination oven and microwave. French doors open to the garden.
A back staircase leads to a one bed staff annexe with a separate entrance. Another staircase leads to the lower ground floor, with the plant room, laundry, larder and a media room complete with glass-fronted wine cellar. There is also an air-conditioned gym. The first floor has the magnificent master suite, with his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms and airconditioning. A further generous bedroom with en suite bathroom completes this floor. On the second floor there are four bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Above this floor is an attic room used as a playroom. The lovely southerly rear garden is largely laid to lawn and features a York stone terrace and a separate barbecue station with an in-built pizza oven and Echelon Fire Magic grill. There is also a delightful Wisteria walk pergola, leading to a rear lawn providing an ideal children’s play area. To the front of the property is a gated York stone driveway with extensive parking, plus two garages. Copse Hill, Wimbledon, SW20, £4,995,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026
CONVENIENTLOCATION At over 2,100 square feet, this four bedroom Victorian terraced house, is ideal for a family and is close to Putney High Street. The property is very well proportioned throughout and combines contemporary design with character features, such as high ceilings and ornate fireplaces. To the rear of the house there is a spacious and light modern eat-in kitchen/breakfast room with bi-fold doors opening directly onto a south-facing garden. The house, which also has a family bathroom and a shower room, benefits from further outside space by means of a south-facing roof terrace at the top of the house. Norroy Road is a popular central Putney residential street located moments from the varied amenities and transport links of Putney High Street. Norroy Road, London, SW15, £1,495,000, Warren 020 8780 1100
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n elegant Edwardian house has been converted and extended into lateral apartments and a coach house plus mews houses by the award-winning developer West Eleven. Caley House is within walking distance of Wimbledon Village. The design redeveloped the existing property to create five self-contained apartments and a three-bedroom mews house, with a new side extension adding three mews-style houses with gardens and an attractive courtyard. Once through the gates you are greeted by the delightful communal gardens that surround the residences and change beautifully with the seasons. According to West Eleven it is like entering a secret hideaway, where you can explore or retire into the privacy of your home. The apartments and Coach House embrace the Edwardian architecture whilst seamlessly responding to the demands of the modern life. They have been designed and renovated with attention to detail to create a graceful transition between old and new. The homes all have their own individual floor plans and unique outside spaces that extend the social area. On the ground floor the apartments and coach house benefit from their own private amenities, whereas the first and second floor apartments boast sun trap balconies that overlook the stunning grounds. The mews houses have been designed to be sympathetic to the style and special character of the existing building whilst retaining their own
individual character. Design elements including a 3D brickwork pattern and deep-set zinc window with reveals in warm copper. Architectural features include master bedrooms with Juliette balconies overlooking the private gardens and pitched roofs that create airy bedrooms. An abundance of windows throughout the homes flood the spacious rooms with natural light throughout the day. Each mews house has its own private mature garden. With the doors open, the outdoor area becomes an extension of the home and a canvas for horticulture, a space for entertaining or simply a place to relax and unwind. Open to the sun, sheltered from the breeze, the grounds offer wellbeing and seclusion with more than 20 types of tree, plus a tranquil pond and wild plants. The apartments and coach house kitchens feature a harmonious combination of materials such as White Attica quartz and plank flooring. All are fitted with bespoke matt lacquer finish cabinets in blue-grey and a sleek CaesarStone worktop. The mews houses have spacious open-plan kitchens featuring a deep sage green kitchen island with oak plank flooring and two statement suspended lights. The worktops are fitted with a clean white composite stone paired with a marble brick tiled splash back. Caley House, Leopold Road, SW19, Wimbledon, prices from £880,000 to £1,610,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 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 beautifully presented house tucked away in a small and exclusive courtyard setting adjacent to Wimbledon Common within a few minutes’ walk of Cannizaro Park and the Village 3 open plan reception rooms • custom built kitchen • open plan dining/sitting room • master bedroom suite • guest bedroom with ensuite shower room • 2 further double bedrooms • shower room • secluded garden with summer house • double garage and OSP • ER/D 50 Robert Holmes Sales DPS.indd 1
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An exceptionally well presented double fronted detached family house located in a sought after residential road in an elevated position enjoying far reaching views, within walking distance of the Common and King’s College School 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • master bedroom suite • 4 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/shower rooms • mature private garden • garage & OSP • ER/E
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In a small gated development adjacent to the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course and the Common 2 reception rooms • study • conservatory/sitting room • kitchen/dining/family room • wine cellar • 6 beds • 5 bath/showers • south facing garden • double garage & OSP • ER/C
In a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the Village with a walled garden Double aspect reception room • study • family/TV room • kitchen/dining/family room • 4/5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • covered porch/verandah • garage & OSP • ER/D
Grade II listed period house with staff accommodation and south facing garden Reception hall • 3 reception rooms • 1-2 studies • kitchen • 6 bedrooms • 7 bathrooms • 3 dressing rooms • 90’ south facing garden • 2 garages • OSP
In a quiet residential road close to the Village 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • family room • study • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • storage/box room • south facing garden • garage & OSP • ER/D
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Within easy reach of the Village and town centre and several of the area’s best schools Double reception room • sitting/dining/family room • kitchen/breakfast room • office • study/bedroom 6 • 5/6 beds • 4 bath/showers • south facing garden • OSP • ER/D
Recently modernised within easy reach of the Village and the town centre Reception room • TV room/snug • kitchen/dining/family room • study • wine cellar • master bedroom suite • 5 further beds • 3 further bath/showers • garden • OSP • ER/D
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his brand new Regency style luxury home stands in a brilliant location, overlooking Richmond Park. It has extra high ceilings and five generously sized bedrooms, with a magnificent open plan kitchen dining room and superb entertaining space. The Ambassadorial style house overlooks the 2,500 acres of Royal Richmond Park with spectacular views through classic sash windows. The main reception hall stretches to over 27 feet and features a dramatic stone staircase with a magnificent polished oak bannister. Three sets of full height glass doors lead onto an elegant and wellproportioned drawing room with a stylish ‘see through’ open fireplace. The large open plan kitchen is particularly striking with an oversized central island with bar stool seating for more informal meals and floor-to-ceiling, bespoke oak cabinets painted cobalt blue. There is a porcelain double butlers sink and a high quality Britannia cooker with a separate pantry for the refrigerator and dishwasher. The conservatory section of the kitchen has a bright open space with room for a really large dining table. A separate study next to the kitchen
could also be used as a gym and has doors onto the garden. There is also a side entrance hall that leads to an attractively designed cloakroom. The first floor has a generous landing with two double bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) and a large separate shower room. The master suite is exceptional – stretching the full length of the house with a large dressing room with built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobes. The master bathroom has fantastic natural light and is truly luxurious – with a sleek, modern freestanding bath, glass shower and marble flooring. Upstairs are two more double bedrooms and a large shower room. There is a wide, white stone terrace and the garden is quite private with some lovely mature trees. There is a garage and also off street parking. Ladderstile Ride is convenient for excellent local state and independent schools as well as Kingston Town Centre and only a short drive to Wimbledon Village. There is also planning consent for a 1,600 sq ft basement.
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.
The Gate House, Ladderstile Ride, Kingston upon Thames, £4,600,000, Robert Holmes & Co 0208 947 1100
Coombe 020 8947 1100 www.robertholmes.co.uk Robert Holmes Coombe Edit.indd 1
A most impressive family home quietly positioned within delightful landscaped gardens which are set behind a double gated entrance within the Coombe Hill private Estate. Woodview is arranged around four floors and has full lift access to over 8,700 sq ft of accommodation.
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Set within a private gated estate off the slope of Coombe in a most secluded and peaceful setting. The bright and impressively sized family home has accommodation arranged over four floors and stretching to 14,500 sq ft.
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Coombe View is perfectly positioned on a quiet, gated cul-de-sac in the heart of the Coombe Estate. It is a delightful and stylish family home with superb lateral entertaining space, seven bedrooms and a large, mature garden.
A bright and appealing family home with a distinctive contemporary feel set within a delightful cul-de-sac just off Copse Hill. The ground floor has been thoughtfully extended to create clever glass vistas that give an ingenious feeling of space and light.
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The Bauhaus is quietly tucked away in a peaceful cul-de-sac close to Richmond Park. With 5/6 bedrooms and 5 en suite bathrooms, this bright and spacious contemporary home sits behind its own gates in a secluded garden
A wonderful detached four bedroom family house set within a convenient cluster of roads between the town centre and Coombe Hill. Within only a short walk of the station the property has superbly sized rooms which are bright with adaptable living space.
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A unique 3 bedroom gated apartment in the heart of the Village with a fabulous garden and extensive parking. Sympathetically extended and refurbished to an exacting standard throughout. Stunning living space. ER/D
A charming 4 bedroom detached house built in 2000 and situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac off Copse Hill. Generous light space inside with great outdoor entertaining areas. ER/C
Situated in an enviable location very close to Wimbledon Common and Canizarro Park and a short walk to the Village this spacious, light and airy three bedroom property that has been maintained to a high standard throughout. ER/D
Occupying the corner plot in this sought after West Wimbledon Conservation area this spacious 6 bedroom unfurnished house is laid over three floors and is ideally designed for modern family life. EC/C
A rare opportunity to rent this stunning two bedroom two bathroom apartment forming the entire first floor of the iconic Clock Tower building in the heart of the Village. With open plan kitchen dining living space and doors onto a rear terrace. ER/E
Fabulous ground floor apartment with recently refurbished kitchen. This spacious two bedroom, two bathroom property with parking has a terrace and is walking distance to both the Village and Common. ER/C
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his house has been completely refurbished and extended in painstaking detail. The contemporary family home, with five bedrooms, includes a spectacular extended kitchen and a sunny and secluded south-facing garden. It stands on the favoured south side of Nightingale Square facing the private residents’ private garden. The natural three-storeyed house is one of a handful built wider than their counterparts on the north side of the square. The front reception room can be used as a self-contained entertaining space, or the huge glazed doors can be opened into the spectacular kitchen/family room behind to create an open plan ground floor. The solid oak flooring, which has been fitted on every level, adds to the open flow. The kitchen/family room itself has been designed in zones – with a cooking area, two eating areas and an informal ‘library’ with huge swathes of fitted bookshelves. The kitchen itself is by Italian company Tisettanta, with Carrara Marble Worktops and Miele appliances. There are three sets of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors providing access to the garden. The garden has been beautifully designed and, because of the property’s position in the square, offers uninterrupted southerly views. With no houses directly behind, it offers the maximum seclusion. Completing the ground floor, there is a downstairs WC and utility room. Upstairs the master suite, with its sumptuous bathroom and Italian wardrobes, is arranged over the rear of the house. To the front, a guest bedroom offers views of the garden square, with an adjacent shower room. Across the top floor, three generous sized bedrooms share the family bathroom. The house has been entirely remodelled from top to bottom, having been stripped back to the original brickwork and works have included complete re-wiring, re-plumbing, new internal walls and ceilings, new windows and new roof. Nightingale Square is well positioned for commuting access to the City and the West End. Clapham South tube (Northern Line), Wandsworth Common (mainline) and Balham (tube / mainline) are all less than half a mile away.
Set back from one of Wandsworth Common’s prime residential roads, this beautifully presented semidetached house offers great entertaining and living space, and an immaculate west-facing garden. The entrance hall leads to a spectacular and wide kitchen/dining/family room, offering living and entertaining space and giving a tremendous sense of light and space with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors overlooking the immaculate, landscaped garden. The kitchen is beautifully finished with high quality units, integrated appliances and a central island/ breakfast bar and pantry store, neatly concealed. A utility/boot room is at the rear of the kitchen, leading to a nanny annexe with en suite shower room and its own separate side access. Upstairs, an impressive master suite spans the width of the house, with views of the garden and treetops and with a luxurious ensuite bathroom. Two more double bedrooms (one with en suite shower room) and a family bathroom complete the first floor. The upper floor has two double bedrooms and a shower room. Lyford Road, SW18, 020 3131 5786
Nightingale Square, Balham, SW12, £2,500,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474
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IVYDALE ROAD, SE15
A whopping five-double-bedroom home with a wish-list layout and a south-west garden. Walk to Nunhead station in one minute, the high street in three minutes and Brockley, East Dulwich, Peckham or Telegraph Hill in only ten. Close to fabulous schools, parks, shops and restaurants.
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DENMAN ROAD, SE15
Exquisite three double bedroom end-of-terrace in a prime Peckham Rye spot. The garden faces south, the kitchen/diner is utterly gorgeous, there are two reception spaces, a downstairs cloakroom, and an open fire. A modern Hive heating system and integrated audio speakers have also been installed.
Elegant one-bedroom, hall-floor flat with an exceptional interior, period features and a private, west-facing terrace. An amazing location, just off Bellenden Road and only 5/7-minutes’ walk to Peckham Rye station.
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ONETREEHILL This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, a sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, masses of storage and a walk-in cellar
ind it on a magical no-through street at One Tree Hill, a few minutes’ walk from Ofsted ‘outstanding’ schools, restaurants, bars and trains/Overground links at Honor Oak Park. The addition of mezzanine floors (halflevels between ground, first and second floors) creates more space than a standard home’s layout, and results in an overall measurement that exceeds 2000 square feet. There’s a double reception with stripped floorboards, plantation shutters, a feature fireplace, and a flat bay with sash windows. Original tessellated tiles remain in the hallway. The rear kitchen/diner has an architecturally sympathetic side-return extension with traditional glazing, an exposed brick wall, glazed roof and French doors to the terrace. Kitchen units are cream, and the large range cooker (four gas rings, a fish ring and two ovens) has been neatly placed in a dug-out chimney breast. Reach the walkin cellar from here, which is a great size and currently used as a utility and storage area. Outside, the garden is perfectly private, faces directly west and has been artfully planted (large Torquay palm, a fan palm, roses, bamboo and a bay tree). There’s a rear built-in arbour where neighbour’s edible grapes fortuitously tumble over the trellis. Castor oil and clematis are also escaping into this garden from over the fence, probably to enjoy its sunny aspect! All five bedrooms are doubles, four of them have stripped floorboards and two have built-in wardrobes. Look out for picture rails, fireplaces and cornicing. A large, traditionally styled bathroom serves this level with a shower above the bath, a W.C. and a Fired Earth basin. The second-floor bathroom has a modern roll-top bath with claw feet, a double shower cubicle, a W.C, a Savoy basin and underfloor heating. A Juliet balcony in the rear bedroom takes advantage of fantastic views across London’s skyline. An attic conversion has created a fifth bedroom/music room/ playroom with four Velux windows again looking out across London and there’s
access to eaves storage. Across the hall is a modern shower room with a W.C. and basin. Honor Oak Rise is a little-known, hardly-trodden no-through road that ends at One Tree Hill. It’s a conservation area surrounded by a nature reserve; houses along here vary from grand Georgian townhouses to a couple of offbeat 1960’s builds. Your nearest primary schools include Fairlawn (Ofsted ‘outstanding’) and St Francesca Cabrini (‘good’). Older kids fare well at either of the Harris academies at Peckham Rye (both ‘outstanding’), Forest Hill School (‘good’) or The Sydenham School (also ‘good’). Honor Oak Park train station is a 10-minute walk (at most) for trains (London Bridge, Victoria) and London Overground links (Canada Water, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington). The high street has a delicatessen, florist, bicycle shop, beautician, café, Sainsbury’s Local and a gift shop. There are also some excellent restaurants. Peckham Rye Park is also no more than 10-minutes as are some fantastic foodie pubs (Watson’s General Telegraph and The Herne Tavern), a Co-operative supermarket, Post Office, chemist and a couple of posh cafés. The Beeches, Honor Oak Rise, SE23 £1,195,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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Hamilton Road SE27 £550,000 Freehold
Highview, Anerley Grove SE19 £370,000 Share of Freehold
This beautiful three bedroom period terraced property is ideally located, on a quiet residential street only moments away from West Norwood and West Dulwich.
This beautiful two bedroom split level apartment, is ideally located within a short walk to Crystal Palace station and very close to Crystal Palace park and amenities, Gipsy Hill and Anerley are both close by.
Warmington Road SE24 £1.65m Freehold
Ruskin Park House SE5 £375,000 Leasehold
This stunning Edwardian five bedroom property comes to market in excellent condition. Boasting many period features as well as a super side return and loft conversion. Warmington Road is in a prime school catchment area as well as a short walk to North Dulwich BR or Herne Hill.
This one bedroom flat with balcony comes to the market in good condition. Located in the ever popular Ruskin Park House. Offering great views of central London, the transport links of Denmark Hill Overground/BR are only moments away as is Ruskin Park and Kings College Hospital.
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Rutland Court SE5 £550,000 Share of Freehold Petermans are delighted to have the opportunity to offer this bright & spacious chain free three bedroom purpose built flat and own garage for sale within Rutland Court, an attractive building set back off Denmark Hill SE5.
Gaywood Close SW2 £575,000 Freehold
Southwell Road SE5 £550,000 Leasehold
This four bedroom house comes to the market in excellent condition. The property is well located close to the Tulse Hill and excellent schools. Brockewell Park and Herne Hill are also close by with the many bars, cafes and restaurants of the area.
This stunning two bedroom ground floor flat, newly refurbished throughout with bathroom, shower en-suite to the Master Bedroom, modern open plan kitchen/ reception and own garden. Ideally located very close to Loughborough Junction BR and within walking distance of Brixton Underground.
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his penthouse with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms offers panoramic views of the London skyline the London Eye and central London in one direction, and in the other playing fields and Dulwich Woods. The views can be enjoyed from two balconies and also from each room, accentuating the space and tranquillity. Originally the property was two separate penthouses that have been merged together to create an abundance of space with a triple aspect double reception. The separate modern fitted kitchen has granite work surfaces, Miele appliances and plenty of surface level and eye level storage. The four well proportioned, bright and airy bedrooms
are at the other side of this extraordinary property, including a spacious master bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom, walk-in dressing room and private balcony. The three additional bedrooms benefit from a modern family bathroom. There are two garages and two additional storage units in the basement. Gainsborough Court is located near the Toll Gate on the prestigious College Road and is about a third of a mile from Sydenham Hill station and half a mile from West Dulwich station. Trains reach Victoria in 15 minutes. Gainsborough Court, College Road, West Dulwich, SE21, £1,900,00, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410
TOPFLIGHT With two double bedrooms, this top floor, period conversion is in excellent decorative order. The flat is on a quiet residential street close to the amenities of Herne Hill and Dulwich Village. The split-level property has a good sized, fitted, kitchen/diner, which is semi-open plan, leading to a bright reception room with French doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the leafy rear garden. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and overlooks the rear of the property. It is located next to the modern family bathroom. There are steps up to the second bedroom, with a Velux, at the front of the property. The flat has ample storage with a fitted storage cupboard next to the front door and large eaves’ storage at the front of the property, which is accessible from the kitchen. Holmdene Avenue, Herne Winkworth 020 7501 8950
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Diary of an estate agent... From Pimlico to Peckham – the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of estate agency by Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks
xcuses. The more flavoursome, the better. Excuses tease out some of the most creative fibs we hear. More a social dodge than manipulation, an excuse is rarely offensive unless it hinges on unsavoury topics such as illness or death. The rather charming ‘my cat ate my homework’ is far more palatable than an unnecessarily sinister mistruth. I’m a fan of an interesting ‘get outs.’ In fact, I’ve begun to embrace people’s fibs as I anticipate unexpected, phenomenal outcomes. I award merit for entertainment value and kudos for conviction. I’ll certainly throw an admiring glance for the inclusion of humour. Dealing in the (perceived) dark art of estate agency, people will scoff at the thought of me highlighting others’ deceits. While salespeople might be annoyingly positive, lying will never help a sale. Being a particularly drawn-out, meticulous process, buying property has the protection of legal representation from all sides. Untruths are quickly uncovered and, if discovered, will jeopardise the sale and could easily attract court proceedings. In short, only a complete numbskull of an agent would lie to a buyer. Back to everyone else. We’ve heard some corkers recently. Shining forth from the never-ending, steady trickle of reasons why people are late for appointments, two altogether unfathomable fibs have trumped all else. Mysteriously, they both involve the same property
and originate from two competing buyers. I’ve been wondering if this home has some sort of supernatural holding power, like a magical ring in a thick-set trilogy. Whatever, here’s what happened. On attempting to buy the house through a competing agent, a lady has pulled out because, she claims, her friend was contacted about the very same property. She is correct, her friend was indeed approached about the house, but way before her offer was accepted. How strange—an agent contacting buyers about homes! What has emerged is she was pushed up to a price far from her comfort zone and can’t really afford it. However, the winning excuse goes to the couple who fell so deeply in love with the gaff, they could barely think straight. They were deliriously happy to have found their dream home; we were ecstatic as they claimed to be buying in cash. This, we thought, would be great news considering the (then) unaccepted offer from the ‘other woman’. “Can we see proof of funds?” we politely probed. Suddenly, quite out of the blue, their immediate attention was drawn to two housing estates within a mile of the home. Imagine! Housing estates in south east London! “We’ll be shot” they shrieked. “It’s a safe area,” we countered. Needless to say, they too have melted away. roybrooks.co.uk
Surrender the Aston Martin to its secure, underground parking space. Dry cleaning? Pass it to the concierge. This luxuriously elegant two-bed pad is For Your Eyes only. Communal garden, near trains and chain free. Mary Datchelor House, Camberwell Grove, SE5, Guide price £500-£525,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021
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TWO DOUBLES This lower ground floor flat in a period conversion has two double bedrooms and is in the heart of Herne Hill. The property is ideally located for all the amenities, eateries, pubs and transport links of both Herne Hill and nearby Brixton with the added bonus of Brockwell Park and its iconic Art Deco Lido just a short walk away. The flat has its own front door and wellproportioned and ample living space. There is a large semi-open plan kitchen reception room at the front with a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, gas hob and electric oven. As well as the two bedrooms there is a modern family bathroom, hall storage and a 35 foot long patio garden.
Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, SE24, £392 per week, available from September, Winkworth 020 7501 8950
ear to Clapham Junction, and the open spaces and amenities of both Wandsworth and Clapham Commons, this five bedroom home provides a wealth of welldesigned living space. The extended kitchen offers plenty of space for family dining, as well as a practical separate utility room and access to the south-facing garden. The double reception room is light and bright, and features matching fireplaces and built-in storage, with more under the stairs. Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, one with French doors giving access to a southfacing roof terrace. The master bedroom has wardrobes with built-in drawers and there is a smart family bathroom on the first floor with free-standing bath, large separate shower cubicle and underfloor heating. A contemporary shower room on the top floor completes the accommodation. Chatto Road is an attractive residential street a short distance from fashionable Northcote Road with its restaurants, bars and shopping. The nearest underground is at Clapham South (Northern Line) with over-ground rail services at Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common. Chatto Road SW11, £950 per week, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474
IMMACULATE With a double reception room and stunning kitchen/dining room, this superbly renovated and fully extended five bedroom terraced house stands on a quiet residential road in lower West Putney. There are two full bathrooms and a private garden as well as a cellar and guest WC. The house is offered on an unfurnished basis and benefits from wood floors and from being within a short walk of the high street. The ground floor houses the entrance hallway with access to the cellar and an elegant double reception room leads through to the stunning kitchen/dining room with doors to the garden and guest WC. On the upper floors there is the master suite, four more double bedrooms and luxury family bathroom. Westhorpe Road is an highly desirable residential road, close to all the amenities and transport. Westhorpe Road, Putney, SW15, £4,500 per month, Warren 020 8780 1100
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his stunning three bedroom house is within an exclusive development in Battersea, near to the park. The property is part of a converted schoolhouse and has been refurbished to the highest of specifications. The accommodation is spread over four floors, offering over 2,500 square feet internally and a small patio garden. A large open plan kitchen/dining room with Gagenau appliances, laundry room and cloakroom is on the lower ground floor. A spacious reception room is on the ground floor with a feature fireplace and beautiful oak flooring. There are two double bedrooms with large fitted wardrobes, an en suite bathroom with a large walk-in shower and bath and a further shower room, on the first floor.
The second floor houses a spectacular master bedroom with a double-height ceiling showing exposed beams. There is a feature fireplace and fl at screen TV, two stunning bathrooms, one in white marble and one in black marble, and stairs up to a mezzanine level with a glass floor and two dressing areas with extensive builtin wardrobes. The gated development has an on-site caretaker/porter and the house has two parking spaces. Bridge Lane is found just off Battersea Bridge Road and is served by numerous bus routes into the city. Old Garden House, Bridge Lane, Battersea, ÂŁ2,000 per week, First Union 020 7771 7100
HEARTOF VILLAGE In the heart of Wimbledon Village, this unique, three bedroom, gated apartment comes with a fabulous garden and extensive parking. It is on the ground floor and has three bedrooms, two reception rooms and a patio garden. The apartment has been sympathetically extended and refurbished to an exacting standard throughout, to provide stunning living space. Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon Village, SW19, ROA, Robert Holmes & Co 020 8879 9669
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SPECTACULAR Thanks to an impressive 3,370 square feet of living space and expansive views of the Thames and the London skyline, this is a spectacular three bedroom apartment
ocated on the 33rd floor, the flat contains a beautifully finished master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, a second double bedroom with built-in storage, an en suite bathroom and private winter garden. The third double bedroom is also served by a bathroom and separate cloakroom. The generous reception room leads through to a contemporary kitchen with dining space. Each room in the property is appointed to the highest specification and benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows. With excellent security, The Tower has a first class concierge service, each floor is accessible only to its
residents. In addition, residents benefit from an infinity pool, spa and fitness centre, cinema room and meeting room. The building is located at the East side of Nine Elms and is the pinnacle of the development St George Wharf. Vauxhall rail and underground station is ideal for local and national links. Oxford Circus is only eight minutes away by tube. The Tower, St George Wharf, Vauxhall, London, SW8, furnished, £3,950 weekly, Knight Frank 020 3597 7680
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PRIVATE MOORING This unique seven bedroom home built by Sycamore Developments has landscaped gardens and a private mooring. There is accommodation over five floors with magnificent views over the river and farmland beyond
double height hallway creates a grand entrance with a walnut staircase and Italian marble flooring. Sliding glass doors lead through to the state of the art kitchen/family/ breakfast which has been fitted with state of the art appliances and bi-fold doors that open onto an expansive terrace area. The leisure complex on the lower ground floor features a heated swimming pool with Jet Swimmer Current, a gymnasium, steam room, sauna and changing area. There is also a games room, bar and cinema with eight media seats. This home has been finished to the highest of standards with CCTV surveillance both internally and externally, a central vacuum system, underfloor heating, mood lighting, pressurised hot water and concrete flooring throughout. The master suite has his and hers bathrooms, a large dressing area and
floating stairs that lead to a private living room/study. There are five more bedrooms and four bathrooms including a self-contained annexe, with a private entrance, alarm system, kitchenette, laundry and shower room. The third floor provides a great area for a playroom/storage room. The garden is unique for Esher with an expansive terrace, a private mooring and detached boathouse. The garden features an automated irrigation system and mature shrubbery in a tranquil setting. The towns of Kingston upon Thames and Guildford are nearby with a wide selection of shops and department stores. There are also great schools and several golf courses. There are fast and regular train services from Esher to London Waterloo.
‘This home has been finished to the highest of standards’
Pelhams Walk, Esher, KT10, £3,595,000, Knight Frank 01372 464496
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four-bedroom, detached bungalow with high tech touches provides a charming country home within striking distance of London. The property, built in about 1928, has undergone major renovations, whilst retaining original features. On the ground floor the sitting room has a beautiful Inglenook fireplace, while the separate dining room has exposed wooden flooring and a feature gas fireplace. The grand entrance hall comes complete with a cast iron log burner and oak staircase plus oak flooring. The kitchen/ breakfast room has solid oak fronted kitchen doors and granite worktops. Also on the ground floor are a large master bedroom, with an en suite shower room and a study and bathroom.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms with two bath or shower rooms. The rear garden has been tastefully landscaped with two sandstone patio seating areas, a large lawned area and colourful borders. The front garden provides gated off-road parking for multiple vehicles and leads to a larger than average garage. The home comes with fire and alarm systems that connect directly to your mobile phone. There is no forward chain. Park Lane, Cowplain, Waterlooville, PO8, offers over £500,000, Morris Dibben 023 8181 0738
CLOSETOSTATION This impressive Edwardian house with a double garage and mature gardens is just an eight minute walk from the mainline station, with trains running into St Pancras in under an hour. The house is set on the quiet, leafy Headlands with the town centre of Kettering and its highly rated schools, restaurants and cultural centre a short walk away. Secure parking and a double garage are provided within the easily managed mature gardens. The house brims with character and retains attractive feature fireplaces, oak floorings and working original butler’s bell. The entrance vestibule leads to the reception hall and the living room with bay window. The formal dining room has oak panelling and the kitchen/breakfast/family room is generous and free-flowing, with walk-in pantry and utility room. Upstairs there is a principal bathroom, four generous bedrooms, including the master bedroom with en suite, in addition to a loft room. Outside the front and rear gardens are beautifully kept with parking and a double garage approached over a private lane accessed via electric gates. Headlands, Kettering, offers over £465,000, Henderson Connellan 01536 417 888
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This impressive three bedroom barn conversion is discreetly positioned in this most desirable of villages. Cranford enjoys a village pub, Primary School, The Forge Tea Room, all set within beautiful countryside with lovely rural walks. The lovely grounds feature a sweeping driveway leading to a courtyard with parking for four cars as well as a red brick, arch topped triple car port and two barns offering useful storage. The side and rear garden enjoy a mature feel overlooking grazing land and the interior is stunning with the double bedrooms arranged over two floors. A very rare opportunity in this most desirable setting. EPC RATING: PENDING High Street, Cranford Kettering 01536 417888
This substantial stone residence is nestled within this exclusive enclave within this most desirable of villages. The interior is of a bespoke high specification and includes an extensive kitchen/dining room which is complimented by a range of bespoke units, granite worksurfaces and the warmth of an AGA offering free flowing en vogue living space as well as elevated views of the gardens and countryside. Outside there is also a versatile study/games room and a fabulous timber outbuilding perfect for storage or those working from home. Loddington is a pretty village with a pub, Church, primary school and some fine rural walks, yet accessible to Kettering train station in under 10 minutes which connects with London St Pancras International in under an hour. A very fine residence - viewing strictly by appointment. EPC RATING: F Sterling Court, Loddington Kettering 01536 417888
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MANY SPLENDOURED A quintessential and very pretty Grade II listed Georgian manor house with a separate detached cottage and superb equestrian facilities all set in private grounds of approximately 15 acres
his impressive property is approached via a sweeping gravelled carriage driveway which leads to a walled and gated courtyard with ample parking. There is also the benefit of approved planning in place to substantially extend the main house and swimming pool pavilion if required. The main house has a classic Georgian facade and open south west views over formal gardens towards the paddocks. A formal drawing room, dining room and sitting room, to the front of the house, overlook the gardens whilst to the rear a good size kitchen/ breakfast room with separate pantry and boot room leads to the rear courtyard. On the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, three further double bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. On the top floor is a further fabulous double bedroom with bathroom and store room. The cottage has been completely refurbished and is beautifully presented. A large open plan barn style room with kitchen opens to a private courtyard
whilst to the rear are two double bedrooms both with en suites. The grounds of this property are splendid with beautiful, mature formal and separate walled gardens. The original stable block and courtyard has been converted to a superb studio/office with further storage facilities. There is also an indoor swimming pool. A six bay stable with tack room and yard, horse training circle and menage lead to the enclosed paddocks – ideal for horse enthusiasts. Orton is a small hamlet close to the larger village of Loddington which has a primary school, public house, village hall and sports ground. Good public schools are within easy reach, as are Kettering and Market Harborough with a varied range of shops. Orton is also well placed for communication links by road to the A14 and M1 and rail links to London taking approximately an hour.
‘The cottage has been completely refurbished and is beautifully presented’
Orton Manor, Orton, Northamptonshire, Guide price £2,000,000, Fine & Country 01604 309030
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Name Matthew Scott Estate Agent Knight Frank Esher Position Senior Negotiator Where do you live? Surrey
What and where was your first London home? A flat in Battersea
Favourite open space in London? Richmond Park
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Winning a chicken wings eating competition!
Tell us something that would surprise people about you. I once cycled from London to Paris
Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase? My new bathroom suite – we are re-furbishing the house
Favourite book, film or album now? The Holiday
What did you want to be when you were growing up? The captain of Chelsea football club
What three things would take to a desert island? Beer, bottle opener and some SPF50
What is your most treasured possession? My mobile phone
What is top of your bucket list? Learn to speak French fluently
Who would you like to stuck in a lift with? Frank Lampard
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rarely available two-bedroom detached house that has been recently refurbished to an exceptional standard and cleverly combines a rustic look with a modern home – all on one level. The Cottage has an open plan kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling and period features. To the rear there is a spacious reception room with doors opening out onto an immaculate garden. The cottage includes a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, which leads onto the garden. In addition there is a second double bedroom and family bathroom. The garden to the rear is a low maintenance patio area. The Cottage is a short distance from Esher town centre and from Claygate village, both which have a broad selection of local shops and amenities. The towns of Kingston upon Thames and Guildford are nearby, both with High Street names and department stores. Schooling in the area is superb with the Claremont Fan Court School nearby, the ACS Cobham International School, Danes Hill in Oxshott and Notre Dame in Cobham. The Cottage, Home Farm Close, Esher, KT10, £800,000, Knight Frank 01372 464 496
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Homes for sale in Esher. Pelhams Walk, KT10 A modern waterside home with state of the art leisure facilities. EPC: C.
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Guide price £3,900,000
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Guide price £3,150,000
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