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LONDON PROPERTY

HOMES AND MODERN LIVING

DECEMBER 2017

ONTHEUP Tenants favour new-builds

PROPERTY CHECKLIST Maximise your home value

Chelsea to Clapham

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Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark SE1 Newly modernised three bedroom house Situated on the very picturesque Southwark Bridge Road, this excellent freehold house is set over three floors and benefits from a vast amount of space. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen and private terrace. EPC: C. Approximately 118.64 sq m (1,277 sq ft).     Freehold

Guide price: £1,395,000

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FOUND. Your perfect tenant.

Our local expertise and global network mean that we can find a reliable tenant for your property and with the lettings market in full flow now is the time to maximise your rental income. Contact us today on 020 8022 6119 to arrange your free market appraisal or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/clapham    

Guide price: £413 per week

The Chase, Clapham SW4 A newly refurbished spacious apartment on one of Clapham's finest roads. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen. EPC: D. Approximately: 48.90 sq m (526 sq ft). claphamlettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 8022 6119

All potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges

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Guide price: £1,000 per week

Garfield Road, Clapham SW11 This sizeable family house has been beautifully decorated and offers excellent living space throughout. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen, garden. EPC: E. Approximately 216 sq m (2,325 sq ft). claphamlettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 8022 6119

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EDITOR Jane Stevens, a journalist who has worked for many national and regional magazines, has been a stylist, writer and editor covering a diverse range of subjects including fashion, food, travel, interiors and property. jstevens@londonpropertysouth.co.uk DESIGN & PRODUCTION TypeStart Dan Thompson 01536 418181, southpr@typestart.co.uk www.typestart.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS info@londonpropertysouth.co.uk HEAD OFFICE The Studio, 370 Old York Road, London SW18 1SP CONTRIBUTORS Jenny Knight is an award-winning journalist, specialising in property and education. During her long career she has written news and features for nearly every national paper. Duncan Farmer is an experienced journalist specialising in finance, business and property. Duncan writes for a wide range of newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday. See his Finance report.

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A large and well-presented top floor two bed flat just minutes from Wandsworth Common Station. The flat features a large reception area with space for dining, a modern fitted kitchen, two large double bedrooms, one with ensuite, a further large bathroom. EPC-C

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Home Front. Is Christmas a bad time to sell, asks Jenny Knight Buy of the Month. A desirable four-bed house in Streatham The Word. Robert French has advice if you are planning a move Heads-up. Agents spread some seasonal goodwill and winter wonders Word on the Street. The base rate is up – how will this affect the housing market? Ask the Expert. Robin Chatwin considers how to tackle the problem of gazumping Ask the Local. Kris Ericsson of Knight Frank highlights Battersea

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32 Secret Agent. Adam DrydenPeck of Savills revealed 33 Events. Festive fun around SOUTH 48 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer examines the effects of the recent Bank of England rate rise

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25 The Trend. New flames 27 Home Hot List. The ups and downs 30 The Project. A forlorn terraced house in Battersea brought back to contemporary life

ON THE MARKET

35 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress

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43 NEW HOMES. Alex Greaves, Head of New Homes Sales, Marsh & Parsons surveys the south London market Home Compare. Hearth Warming South West London. Desirable houses in Putney Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A handsome Edwardian family home with views of the Common Robert Holmes Coombe. The perfect Coombe Christmas party house South West London. Desirable houses in Clapham and Tooting South East London. Family homes in Dulwich and Camberwell

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95 Luxe Lettings Special. Two impressive Wimbledon lets 96 Lettings Lowdown. Daniel Giordanelli of Lauristons considers the state of the market 97 Unique Penthouse. Breathtaking triplex in upand-coming Croydon

COUNTRY

103 An impressive sevenbedroom home close to Hampton Court 106 A double-fronted Victorian cottage in a Northants village

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109 Last Word. Kate Hancock of Octagon Developments has the final say

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Traditional estate agent’s lore says that Christmas is a bad time to try to sell your house – but figures from Rightmove show that the site gets a record number of hits around this time of the year, with traffic increasing by an extraordinary 195%

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ccording to agents Roy Brooks: “The received wisdom has always been that Christmas is not the best time to buy and sell property because people put things on the back burner over the festive season. Nowadays, however, the opposite is true. “With the advent of smartphones, tablets and property portals, many people see the Christmas break as the perfect time to browse for their dream property. Rather than dropping off, traffic and visits to major property portals such as Rightmove and OnTheMarket spike massively between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.” Of course, cynics might say that too much family life over the festive season might well send people off with their tablets to price a nice peaceful onebedroom flat. However, the less cynical realise that Christmas is a time when families get together and imagine what the future could hold: a lovely country cottage, or even a spanking five-bedroom country home with a paddock and a pony, a new life away from rented accommodation into a two-bedroom flat, or a downsizing move from inner London to a area offering better value like Colliers Wood or Streatham.

Whatever the dream and whatever the budget the rules for existing property owners to make the easiest move are the same. Ensure that your home is keenly priced, taking advice from local agents rather than going for the highest price ever achieved in your street – plus five per cent. Roy Brooks advises: keep your home decor neutral with no outlandish colour schemes, stripes or whirls. Remember kerb appeal and ensure that your front door is shiny and unblemished and that the hedge is cut back and the home looks welcoming. Tidy up the back garden and try to let in lots of light. Tricks include keeping the windows sparkling clean, tying curtains back, placing mirrors to reflect light and keeping colour schemes light. Finally make the kitchen look its best – but it’s probably best to stop short of launching on an expensive replacement because buyers always have their own tastes. Nationally figures show that the over 60s are currently most active in the housing market – but in south London many agents say that it is first-time buyers and second-steppers who are making the most moves. Surveys show that first-time buyers are slightly less fussy about the area they move to compared to existing home owners.

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ou rang..? Ben Budworth knows a thing or two about domestic service. He heads up The Lady magazine which has been a go-to resource for generations of people who either work ‘downstairs’ or live ‘upstairs’, either looking for a position or having one to fill. The Lady was launched over 130 years ago by the family publishing house. Ben Budworth has recently found his own stately home – Bylaugh Hall in Norfolk. Its designer Charles Barry was responsible for the Houses of Parliament and Downton’s location Highclere Castle. It’s said Ben has plans for setting up the world’s premier butler school and training centre for household staff at the Hall. His three-bedroom duplex penthouse in Battersea has views across London and a communal swimming pool, gum. squash courts and gardens. On the market through Portico, £985,000.

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n attractive, four-bedroom, terraced house with a charming private back garden at a competitive price. The house is in a sought-after location and downstairs has a hallway, WC, two bright and interconnecting front and rear reception rooms with high ceilings – and a fitted kitchen/diner with modern white units, integrated appliances and a quarry-tiled floor. The 25-foot long garden has a sunny southerly aspect and with a lawn, paved dining area and timber seating is ideal for summer entertaining. On the first floor there is a modern bathroom and three bedrooms including the large master bedroom with stripped wooden floors and a period fireplace. Stairs lead up to the fourth bedroom in the eaves, with an en suite shower room, WC and plenty of storage. There is also a south-facing timber decked roof terrace. Barcombe Avenue, Streatham, SW2, £875,000, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

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THE WORD

Robert French, Partner, Office Head Knight Frank Clapham

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s we approach the festive season thoughts and considerations for the new year of 2018 draw closer. Many people spend time with family and discussions often lead to property and planning a move. Here are some simple but effective suggestions to maximise the value of your property: DECLUTTER Buyers always suggest they can see past the ‘clutter’ but actually they can find this difficult, so make it easy for them to see all the fantastic living space you’re offering them. It always great to enable people to imagine themselves living in your home. People are often buying into a lifestyle as much as a property. Show them the attractive side of your lifestyle. Another error with sellers can be that they clear away too much and the property becomes almost like a ‘white box’ so do ensure there is come personality left in the house. A FRESH LICK OF PAINT A newly painted room in a neutral colour always freshens any home, gives a good first impression and will enable the viewers to easily imagine how they could live in your home. FIX AND CLEAN Make any minor repairs necessary – holes in walls, broken door knobs, cracked tiles, torn or threadbare carpets. Many buyers want to move in without making changes. Clean everything until it sparkles. Get rid of limescale, clean and repair tile grout, wax wooden floors, get rid of all odours, hang up fresh towels. Tidy up the garden: cut bushes back, clean the patio and furniture of lichen and dirt, and cut the grass. UPDATE THE KITCHEN The kitchen is the most valuable room in a

house. It is worth the most per square foot and can make the difference when buyers are unsure. Consider refacing your kitchen cabinetry. This is much cheaper than installing new cupboards and often as effective. Upgrading kitchen counter tops is expensive, but can add serious value. Declutter the surfaces and just leave a bowl of fruit out. Consider upgrading the plumbing fixtures and white goods, but keep in mind that while that could make your property sell faster, you will be unlikely to recoup their full value.

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Guide price £1,150,000 A beautiful, three-bedroom family home built around 1820, conveniently located close to the shops and restaurants on the Queens Road and within a mile of Weybridge Station. The house, updated in more recent years, combines original features – plaster detailing, feature fireplaces and sash windows – with comfortable modern living. A mature garden contains a home office. There are good transport links and the house is well placed for schools, sports and leisure. Savills Weybridge 01932 838013

LIGHT AND AIRY Wall mirrors make a room look much bigger and lighter. Consider putting some up, especially in smaller rooms or hallways. Clean windows inside and out, and Graveney and replace any broken light bulbs. Meadow Making the place feel light 40 Mitcham Road and airy makes rooms feel SW17 9NA • 020 8672 9016 bigger and the property more attractive. Where? Located moments from Ensure that you Tooting Broadway Underground have lamps on in station, on Mitcham Road. any dark corners. What’s it like? Boasting one of the Putting a soft best beer gardens in Wandsworth, it lamp in the is the perfect spot for catching up with bathroom can friends over a coffee or an after-work drink create a warm with colleagues. As well as a restaurant, it glow. also features a charming bakery, with fully stocked shelves of bread and cakes. MAKE And the food? Serving British-inspired IT LOOK brunch, English classics and small plates, PRETTY the dishes are modern, intricately designed Make sure the and definitely Instagram-worthy. The windows are ingredients used in their dishes are properly dressed locally sourced and are always cooked with blinds or to perfection. My recommendation? curtains as naked The confit leg of duck, from windows make a the lunch menu, served with place feel impersonal mashed potato, wilted and run down. Plants spinach and gravy is and flowers bring colour, delicious! life and light to a room and also smell wonderful.

BEST BITES

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FOUND. Your perfect tenant. Let with Knight Frank

We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge. With a golbal network of 418 offices over 60 countries we can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. If you are considering renting your property this year, please contact us on 020 3641 76 50 or visit knightfrank.co.uk/lettings      

Guide price: £725 per week

Bramah House, Grosvenor Waterside SW1W A stylish modern apartment located on the fifth floor in the heart of Chelsea. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen/reception/dining room. EPC: B. Approximately 74 sq m (793 sq ft) riversidelettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3589 4028

All potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges

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Guide price: £1,495 per week

Meadows House, Chelsea Creek SW6 A luxurious apartment that has been interior designed throughout. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen/reception/dining room and a private balcony.   EPC: C. Approximately 152.67 sq m (1,643 sq ft) riversidelettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3589 4028

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FOUND. Your perfect tenant. Let with Knight Frank. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge. With a global network of 418 offices over 60 countries we can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. If you are considering renting your property this year, please contact us on 020 3641 7650 or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings      

Guide price: £4,500 per calendar month

Kenilworth Avenue, Wimbledon SW19 Beautiful period family house situated a short distance from Wimbledon Village. 5 bedrooms,  2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, terrace and rear garden. EPC: F. Approximately 216.6 sq m (2,331 sq ft). wimbledonlettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 7650

All potential tenants should be advised that as well as rent, an administration fee of £276 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit KnightFrank.co.uk/tenantcharges

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Guide price: £17,500 per calendar month

Deepdale, Wimbledon SW19 Brand new and stunning detached family house in a fantastic Wimbledon location. 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, open plan kitchen/breakfast room, rear garden with terrace and off street parking. EPC: A. Approximately 624.8 sq m (6,725 sq ft). wimbledonlettings@knightfrank.com Office: 020 3641 7650

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An enchanting cottage with generous proportions, an adjoining workshop and stables for nine.

Matching people and property in London for more than 160 Christmases.

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Alderbrook Road, SW12 £825,000 Boasting a modern kitchen with exposed brickwork and a large roof terrace with views of London, this superb split-level, two-bedroom property is great for entertaining. Freehold. EPC=E

• Ample storage • Excellent transport links • Period property • Beautifully refurbished Balham Sales: 020 8033 9039 sales.bal@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Helix Road, SW2 £1,650,000 Located on one of Brixton’s most sought-after streets, this spectacular extended family home boasts an established, private back garden. Freehold. EPC=D

• Five bedrooms • End of terrace • Period property • Immaculate specification Brixton Sales: 020 8033 7413 sales.brx@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Shamrock Street, SW4 ÂŁ1,395,000 A stunning four-bedroom Victorian house, extensively remodelled to provide an impressive contemporary interior with a mix of modern design and original features. Freehold. EPC=E Clapham Sales: 020 8033 9046 sales.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

Brynmaer Road, SW11 ÂŁ1,150 per week This stunning six-bedroom house features a large open-plan kitchen and dining area with French doors leading out to a private patio garden, located moments from Battersea Park. Freehold. EPC=C Battersea Lettings: 020 8033 9041 lets.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Chelsea House, White Hart Lane, SW13 ÂŁ660,000 An immaculate, newly-refurbished two-bedroom apartment, situated moments from the Thames and the amenities of White Hart Lane. Leasehold. EPC=D Barnes Sales: 020 8033 9040 sales.bar@marshandparsons.co.uk

Chasefield Road, SW17 ÂŁ669 per week This beautifully refurbished three-bedroom house is extremely spacious throughout, benefitting from high ceilings and large windows, which flood the property with natural light. EPC=D Tooting Lettings: 020 8033 9035 lets.too@marshandparsons.co.uk

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SUBSTANTIAL VICTORIAN HOUSE OFFERING FLEXIBLE LIVING SPACE FOR A FAMILY westbridge road, sw11 2 reception rooms ø 2 fitted kitchens ø study ø 4 double bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø cloakroom ø utility room ø terrace ø 55ft landscaped garden ø off-street parking ø 182 sq m (1,963 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £1.995 million Freehold

Savills Battersea Park Mayow Short mshort@savills.com

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FANTASTIC HOUSE ON SOUGHTAFTER ROAD IN WANDSWORTH dault road, sw18 Double reception room ø kitchen/ breakfast room ø master bedroom ø dressing room with en-suite bathroom ø 3 further double bedrooms ø family bathroom ø garden ø cellar ø 163 sq m (1,750 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £1.175 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Jasper Colliver jcolliver@savills.com

020 8877 1222

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1 flat with open plan kitchen/reception room ø 3 flats with separate kitchen and reception room ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 3 flats with garden or roof terrace ø 63 sq m (677 sq ft) - 84 sq m (903 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Savills Wandsworth Drew Zendra dzendra@savills.com

020 3428 2222 Price from £595,000 - £775,000 Leasehold, 125 years remaining

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HEADS-UP

COMMUNITYSUPPORT

Earlier this year, Savills Guildford launched a new £10,000 fund with the independent charitable trust Community Foundation for Surrey to help support local charities. The first successful bids for support came from CHIPS Holiday Playscheme for their ‘Healthy Lives, Brighter Futures’ project for disadvantaged children, and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s Discover Drama Project for young people with learning difficulties. Savills also helped Artventure, a Guildford-based group who invite adults with significant learning needs to come and express their thoughts through art in a safe environment. Ella Mahoney, Clive Moon, Lindsay Johnn, Samantha McDermott and Hannah Gaddare are pictured with a life-size papier-mâché figure built by students at Artventure. Clive Moon, head of residential, Guildford, commented: “Surrey is considered to be a wealthy county but there are pockets of deprivation too, so it’s very important we give back where we can. We are delighted to be able to make a difference to those whose voice is often overshadowed by a louder chorus.”

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he new indispensable luxury for trend setters is now the walk-in-wardrobe, according to Knight Frank. The wardrobe is an essential sartorial statement room in which to show off designer gear or to neatly colour code and organise clothes by fabric, size and colour like a luxury clothes store. The walk-ins popularised by American films and TV shows are now included in any up-market developers toolkit for adding that extra status symbol. An example of this luxury living is currently available in a 15th floor apartment in The Belvedere, Chelsea Harbour where owners can enjoy glittering views over the capital while choosing their clothes and getting dressed.

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oxtons folk had to don their Christmas Jumpers for the company’s annual hohoho day. The fundraising initiative, which sees Foxtons’ employees get creative with their festive attire, raises thousands of pounds every year for the company’s charity partner, London’s Air Ambulance. “We love Christmas Jumper Day – it’s a fun and creative initiative with the funds raised going to a fantastic cause. We are all rather passionate about it and get quite competitive with our neighbouring offices in terms of who wears the best outfit and raises more funds,” said Ed Boden, Foxtons’ Brixton sales manager. The company also announced its support for Veterans Aid this Christmas, by contributing towards the charity’s annual Christmas dinner for veterans. The event enables ex-servicemen and women to enjoy a traditional Christmas meal in a festive setting and receive personalised gifts. Veterans Aid is a frontline charity supporting veterans in crisis through their transition to well-being.

TAKETOTHEWAVES Battersea folk can now commute into central London and the City via the river bus into town from a brand new pier at Battersea Power Station. The new Thames river bus service takes 15 minutes into the West End, 20 minutes to Blackfriars and 40 minutes to Canary Wharf. Operated by MBNA Thames Clippers, the river bus runs to and from the power station every 20 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes off-peak and at weekends. The service provides an additional travel choice for residents and workers at Battersea Power Station as well as visitors to Circus West Village, the first completed phase of the power station’s regeneration and home to restaurants, bars, cafés and a new arts and events venue. Over £1 million has been invested by Battersea Power Station to support this new river bus service, which also has a pier at Plantation Wharf. The new route joins existing MBNA Thames Clippers services to and from Wandsworth’s riverside. Daily services already run between Putney Bridge, Blackfriars and Canary Wharf and are proving increasingly popular with commuters, who can either use Oyster cards or a contactless bank card to pay their fares. Two large new state-of-the-art vessels were recently introduced on the Putney to Blackfriars route at a cost of £6.5m. Each boat can each carry 150 passengers and offer faster journeys to and from the city, as well as free wi-fi and an on-board snack and coffee shop. www.thamesclippers.com

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WORD ON THE STREET POUNDWISE The plunging pound has made Britain increasingly attractive to foreign travellers. VisitBritain estimates there will be a 6% hike in the number of visitors to the UK by the end of this year. Large numbers of landlords and property investors are planning to rent out holiday properties to foreign holiday-makers and buy-to-let landlords are thinking of following suit. There may be higher costs and the income can be seasonal yet specialist lender Together has launched a new holiday let product in response to the demand from professional landlords looking to rent out their properties on a short-term basis. Together says that taking costs into account yields may come to 6% a year. www.togethermoney.com

Base Rate up – how will this affect the housing market? SAM SPROSTON KNIGHT FRANK A rate rise has been on the cards for a while now as it’s been 10 years since the last hike. Whilst the cost of borrowing is going up it could prove to be a catalyst for more buyers to enter the market. Lock in a super cheap mortgage now before they potentially go up again. Even with this marginal increase rates are still ultra-low and remain at the lowest levels since bank records began in 1690. We’ve been busier than some people might think and in my opinion it is a good time to buy. Only time will tell.

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ine Elms is kicking off the Christmas period with a series of winter festival events with performances, walks, workshops, illuminated installations and film screenings in an area stretching from St George’s Tower in Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station. Events include a street market, a twilight performance with dancers and skaters, songs from Battersea Power Station Community Choir, improvised music sessions and artistic workshops for children.To help people navigate the programme, a map of the area is layered with the different strands of the festival – movement, sound, words and stories, film, illumination and installations. All activities are free to attend, but in some cases advance booking may be required. Events can be pre-booked via the website. Children under 16 must be accompanied.

Well, the short answer is that it will probably increase the buyers’ existing apathy. It may not materially affect a great many people’s situation, but it’s just more negative news. One has to be honest (despite being an estate agent) in these situations. I find it deeply tedious the way some agents talk up the market, no matter what’s happening out there. I went to a valuation the other day where the agent prior to me had said the market had gone up 10% since Brexit! (an “alternative fact” perhaps?). The market IS difficult, and has been for a couple of years, and I think it will be for a couple more. A crucial part of our job is to provide coherent, consistent and accurate market feedback for our clients, in order that we may maximise the value of their property. Since the referendum this has been a tough business to be in, it may well get tougher...

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The Government looks set to tackle the problem of gazumping, how would you deal with the problem?

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Robin Chatwin, Director, Head of Savills South West

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When a new buyer gazumps an existing offer on a property, the seller is able to accept this new offer if a contract has not yet been exchanged which can sometimes take two months from offer to this point. Although it is understandable why a seller would choose to accept an offer that can either be higher, or from a buyer in a better position, for the original purchaser it can be a costly and time-consuming experience. Likewise, if a buyer pulls out before exchange this will also have financial repercussions for the seller. Creating a detailed memorandum of sale agreed by both parties before putting a property under offer may be the best way of ensuring things move swiftly. Firstly, we always ensure a buyer has proof of their finances, in order to ensure there is less risk of the sale falling through. It might also be a good idea for the buyer and seller to each put a holding deposit into an escrow account that would be held by their solicitors. Then if either party pulls out of the sale the other would receive all the money as compensation. Systems, such as these, would help both buyers and sellers to avoid incurring fees unnecessarily, while also ensuring the seller achieves a fair price for their property.

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n architecturally designed one-bedroom flat, near the green space of Battersea Park, that also benefits from proximity to wonderful shops, bars and restaurants. This cleverly designed flat provides flexible living space with an open plan reception area and a kitchen that occupies the rear of the property at the end of the entrance hall. The kitchen benefits from a range of units, integrated appliances and wooden worktops, while the reception space has room for a large dining room table along with a seating area and features bi folding doors which allow the space to be fully opened out into the decked garden. The master bedroom has built-in storage and also has access out into the decked garden. The flat will be close to the forthcoming Northern Line extension that will serve the new Battersea Power Station development. Battersea Park Road, London, SW11, ÂŁ499,950, Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900

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ASKTHELOCAL Kris Ericsson, Associate, Sales Manager Knight Frank highlights Battersea What’s going for it?

Well connected?

And the schools?

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Where to buy

Perfectly located on the fringes of PCL, Battersea is situated across the Thames from neighbouring Chelsea. It offers something for everyone, from schools, restaurants, shops and an abundance of greenery – making it an ideal place for families.

Trains to Queenstown Road, Battersea Park and Clapham junction run hourly from Waterloo. Clapham junction is the busiest station in the UK and more than 2,000 trains pass through the station daily. In a few years Battersea will also be served by two new underground stations (Northern Line) that form part of the Nine Elms re-generation program. Battersea has some of the best schools in the UK, much to the appeal of residents In the area,Thomas’s being the most well-known school at present due to its royal connection with the future heir, Prince George. There is an abundance of state schools as well as independent schools. A recent study showed that 96% of the primary schools in the area were graded as outstanding.

Vagabond on Northcote road – a favourite for wine lovers with an exquisite selection on offer. On a Friday evening you can’t go wrong.

Battersea is a property market of two halves. The riverside dominates brand new developments with all of its offerings whilst areas such as the Shaftsbury estate offer more Victorian traditional cottages – great for family living. There is an ample selection of different types for all tastes and requirements.

Gem of the month Prince of Wales Drive, SW11 An immaculately presented threebedroom apartment on the 2nd floor of this prestigious mansion block overlooking the green spaces of Battersea Park. The flat has been recently refurbished to the highest standard. £1,500,000 Knight Frank Battersea & Nine Elms 020 3866 2930

Helping hand Buying a property is universally acknowledged as one of life’s most stressful experiences, particularly if you’re moving from overseas or have time pressures. With 17 years’ experience at Knight Frank behind him, Esmond Elliot has recently launched his own property consultancy to make the experience of finding a new home as smooth as possible. Esmond’s insider knowledge of the central and south-west London housing markets, together with his prodigious contacts, make him ideally placed to advise on all stages of the process, from finding a property to ensuring a successful and stress free completion.

Call 07551 740312 or visit www.esmondelliot.com

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Birds leg candle holder, £65 audenza.com

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Parlbrand candelabra, £12 ikea.com

Lustre candlesticks, £18 next.co.uk

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Set of candlestick cottages, £17.65 dawanda.com

Leaf scandle sconce, £225 theshopflooorproject.com

Scented candle L’Eclaireuse, £125 amara.com

Mogg Bugle dining table, £2,800 gomodern.co.uk

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veryone loves a chocolate advent calendar but this one has added design credentials. But who’s to say you can’t fill its day-by-day pockets with your favourite delicious bites as well as other little surprise packages. Made of eco leather, it will last year after year. By Design Letters, the Christmas Advent Calendar is available from www. cissywears.com, £55.

>>GLOSSING OVER Matt is the favoured finish for this year’s baubles. Sophisticated grey is the shade for designled decors. See www.dzd. co.uk for everything Christmas

>>SWITCHED OFF Light boxes – so ubiquitous and, now, so un-witty. There are many more imaginative ways to advertise the season

>>GO GREEN Keep the family tree as simple as it comes – just a perfect specimen, undecorated, in a great pot or sprays flowing across blank walls. Pine needle garland, £50, amara.com

>>RED WARNING How many sad, wilted poinsettias end up in the recycling every year? Some probably don’t even make it to Christmas Day. If you can’t give them a good home...

>>TASTY MORSELS Sushi baubles – perfect for foodies and a fun alternative to conventional balls. Amara. com has a Christmas hamper full. Kurt S. Adler Noble Gems Sushi tree decorations, £30, set of 2, amara.com

>>SHOW YOUR COLOURS Pinks, purples, neons etc don’t say Christmas like reds, greens and golds. Ignore your inner designer voice and go trad this year.

>>BRANCHING OUT Simple swathes of fresh greenery are the perfect decoration. Used wine bottles with feature branches will say festive without too much fuss.

>>SPARKING OFF Enough to induce a horrible headache – confine those flashing Christmas tree lights to the loft and bring on some peace and goodwill

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BATTERSEA BLOCKBUSTER Today the terraced house with its smartly painted windows and front door looks inviting, quite unlike the forlorn house that Gemma and Paul first saw

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he exterior was tatty but the inside was worse: the only loo was in the garden, bare electric wires hung from ceilings, there was no heating and everything was grim and uncomfortable. Gemma, who works in the film industry, says: “It was really grotty. A woman of 86 had been born in the house and lived there all her life. It was terribly sad that someone was living in conditions like that. When we turned out the cupboards we found they were lined with newspapers and some dated back to 1946.” It was impossible to move in and do the house up room by room – not least because the electrical wiring was declared unsafe. Instead the couple hired builders going on recommendations from friends. Gemma adds: “They were brilliant. We wanted to move in as soon as possible because I was pregnant. We had the house rewired and re-jigged the layout.” The result is an attractive, up-to-date house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms as well as a cloakroom on the ground floor – built using space created by moving the staircase leading to the cellar.

White interiors are the safe modern choice but Gemma – who finally moved in when her first son was six weeks old – likes slightly warmer colours. She chose a range of neutral soft greys, beiges and natural woods that help the rooms flow into one another. “The builders started work in August 2015 and we moved in on March 2015. Originally one of the bedrooms on the first floor had a steeply pitched roof. We raised the ceiling and made it flat and then put a loft extension on top of the house to create two new bedrooms, two bathrooms and my study, which gives me amazing views over the city and at night I can see Canary Wharf lit up. “With young children we wanted everything clean and functional. The technology is all hidden in the cellar with a flat television against the wall without any boxes. The cellar is the technical hub and supplies great pressure for heating and water. “ One innovation she is proud of is the hidden cupboards in the bathroom that serves the master bedroom. Two mirrors stand flush against the wall – but when pulled open they reveal two cupboards with four shelves

“When we turned out the cupboards we found they were lined with newspapers and some dated back to 1946” GEMMA

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each, built into the wall space, so the bathroom never looks cluttered. The room also has a spacious en suite bathroom with a waterproof television and a large walk -in shower. The couple also extended out to the side and the back and put in bi-fold doors to unite the kitchen with the garden. “The garden is big enough for two small boys to learn to ride bikes and enough space for a barbeque and friends. I wanted an inside-outside room with the same flooring in the kitchen and garden. It was hard to find but I did and the only difference is that the garden tiles have texture, like sandpaper so they are not slippery when wet.”

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Marney Road, Battersea, £1,450,000, Rampton Baseley, 020 7228 5111

>>BLIND FABRICS Holland & Sherry

>>KITCHEN AND GARDEN TILES Reed Harris >>PENDANT LIGHTS Neptune

Belgravia nickel pendant, £315 www.neptune.com

>>PAINTS Laura Ashley

>>BATHROOM Bathrooms at Source WORDS: JENNY KNIGHT

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Name Adam Dryden-Peck Estate Agent Savills Battersea Park Position Associate, Residential Sales Where do you live? Clapham South

What and where was your first London home?

I lived in Chiswick with my sister in a two-bedroom, garden flat

Favourite open space in London?

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his wonderful four-bedroom house located on a popular road in Wandsworth is perfect for a family and also blessed with plenty of entertaining space. At the front of the house is the reception room with a bay window and French doors though into the dining room. At the back of the house is the open plan kitchen/breakfast room, which has lovely wooden units and plenty of storage space. The side return could also be completed if the necessary planning permission was sought. French doors lead out into the garden. Upstairs the first floor houses the spacious master bedroom with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, together with another double bedroom and shower room. The top floor has two more bedrooms and family bathroom. The house has recently been re-pointed, re-decorated and new carpets laid throughout. Barmouth Road, London, SW18, £1,249,000, Savills, 020 8877 1222

Battersea Park – it’s close to the office and I head there on sunny days for lunch

What do you consider your greatest achievement? When I completed the Three Peaks Challenge

Tell us something that would surprise people about you. I was a national high jump champion in a former life

Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase? My watch – a classic manual wind up

Favourite book, film or album now? Shutter Island

What did you want to be when you were growing up? A doctor, and more specifically a surgeon

What three things would take to a desert island? A notepad, my mobile phone and, of course, a pen

What is your most treasured possession?

My great-great-grandmother’s Victorian armchair

What is top of your bucket list? To travel around South America

Who would you like to stuck in a lift with? David Attenborough

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Karaoke

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EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS CHRISTMAS AT KEW GARDENS Wed 22 Nov-Mon 1 Jan Kew Gardens

Kew’s fine buildings and plants illuminated plus a mile-long, twinkling trail with singing trees, a flickering Fire Garden, kaleidoscopic projections and giant flora-inspired lights. Visit Santa and his elves at the North Pole village with festive shopping, seasonal snacks and warming mulled wine. www.kew.org

WINTERVILLE Thur 23 Nov-Mon 1 Jan Clapham Common

A festive playground on Clapham Common featuring dancing, eating and drinking and skating. There’s an indoor area for kids complete with Santa’s Workshop and a fairground and roller disco. Entry is free but tickets are required for certain events. www.winterville.co.uk

THE CHRISTMAS FOREST 23,24,25 Nov-Dec 23, 24 Dulwich, Lavender Hill and Putney

Every tree sold at these pop-up ‘forests’ results in another tree and improved lives in the drylands of Africa (Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Mali) via the Charity Tree Aid. This year they hope to plant their 200,00th tree. Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe and wreaths across Dulwich, Lavender Hill and Putney www.christmasforest.co.uk

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON AND MARKET Fri 24 Nov, 4.30-7.30pm and Sun 26 Nov, 11am-6pm Northcote Road

Carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies and Santa’s grotto before the countdown to the switch-on on Friday and on Sunday, 75 pop-up stalls with great gift ideas, street food and drinks. www.northcoteroad.com

CHRISTMAS FAIR WEST DULWICH Sat 25 Nov

Croxted, Park Hall and Rosendale Roads Get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up with special in-store promotions from local businesses. Visit

Santa’s Grotto, enjoy live music and dancing, face painting, arts & crafts market, festive friendly activities and tasty treats from street good market. www.lovewestdulwich.com

FATHER CHRISTMAS AT MORDEN HALL PARK Nov 25 & 26 and Dec 2,3,9 &10 Morden Hall Park

Make festive crafts and visit Father Christmas in his magical grotto with personalised gifts for little ones. Book in advance via the Trust’s website. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

SANTA AND HUSKY SLEIGH RIDES Sat 2 Dec-Sun 3 Dec

London Wetland Centre, Barnes A magical Santa’s Grotto and free husky and donkey rides for little visitors at the Wetland Centre. Receive a goody bag from Father Christmas then meet the beautiful huskies and donkeys. Booking essential. www.wwt.org.uk

BARNES CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Fri 8 Dec Barnes

Christmas Lights Fair at The Sun Inn at 11am – gifts and mulled wine. Carols from St Osmund’s School at lunchtime and 5pm and many local choirs – and a handbell ringing group – performing around the streets. Santa will visit The Castelnau Centre at 5.30pm before moving onto his grotto at The OSO with Christmas market – open 5pm-8pm. www.barnes-ca.org/bca-christmasfair

SANTA AT BATTERSEA PARK CHILDREN’S ZOO Sun 24 Dec Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Santa is getting to know Battersea Park Children’s Zoo’s animals and children are welcome to come and visit him. Visitors to his grotto can share their Christmas wish list and will receive a sticker, small gift, drink and Christmas treat. Book in advance or upon entry to the zoo. £6 ticket price in addition to the usual admission fee. www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk

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Matching people to homes 020 8299 3021 | roybrooks.co.uk

MANOR AVENUE, SE4

£385,000

Beautiful 1-bed flat with a private section of garden and store room/study on the raised ground floor of a very handsome Victorian townhouse. Find it in Brockley Conservation Area, just a 10-minute walk to zone 2 trains/London Overground links. Being one of Brockley’s quietest and leafiest streets, Manor Avenue is lined with grand Victorian townies and peppered with mature trees. This flat is on the raised ground floor, has a double bedroom with the original sash window along with its panelled surround and working shutters. The kitchen is a good size, has navy units with retro D handles, a stainless steel Smeg built-in oven, inset gas hob, open shelves and space for a large fridge/freezer. From here you walk through to the reception/diner where wood flooring has been laid and bookshelves fitted. The bathroom was recently done, has a contemporary white suite, a shower over the bath, a heated towel rail and a countertop basin above a vanity unit. Quietly tucked to the rear of the flat, the bedroom overlooks the garden which is, frankly, huge. Vegetables are being grown rainbow chard is rife while kale, courgettes and tomatoes also feature, there’s a raised bed with potential for more edibles, mature trees and shrubs and a recently erected shed. The flat also has a separate room that’s currently used as a study/office and a newly extended lease.

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UNCOMMON GRANDEUR This Grade II listed building offers a rare opportunity to buy a vast period property that has been in the same family since the 1950s

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he dramatically different home was built in the 1860s and stands in an imposing position opposite Clapham Common. There is over 7,500sq ft of living space over six floors with many original period features retained. There are high ceilings and a grand central staircase. The house is approached via stone steps and you then enter a generous reception hall. The ground floor consists of two reception rooms with a decked area overlooking the 91ft rear garden. In total there are four reception rooms. On the first floor, the grand drawing room spans the full depth of the house and features two ornate fireplaces, marble effect pillars, a south-facing veranda and the original 19th century painted ceiling. The dual aspect provides an abundance of natural light and offers views directly over Clapham Common and the rear garden. A study and landing

area with a fabulous handmade stained glass window are also positioned on this floor. On the top three floors there are nine bedrooms, three bathrooms and an additional room that could be used as a dressing room, walkin wardrobe or study. The upper floors have far reaching panoramic views over the common, towards the City and beyond. On the lower ground floor there is a self-contained annex with a private entrance, wine cellar and garden access. There are also two off-street parking spaces within the private driveway. This incredible house, complete with wine cellar, utility room and two guest cloakrooms, offers a blank canvas for the prospective purchaser to renovate and style it to their own taste.

‘A blank canvas for the prospective purchaser to renovate and style it to their own taste’

Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, SW4, £4,750,000, Knight Frank 020 3667 6750

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CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER This unique and beautifully presented, two double-bedroom split level period conversion garden flat has been given a contemporary and dazzling look by an architect

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t occupies the ground and part of the first floor of a Victorian terraced house in a popular Lower West Putney location. The apartment is both highly original and characterful with over 1,370 sq ft of living space. It is exceptionally light and airy throughout. The open plan and generously proportioned reception room is complemented by a well-equipped, modern kitchen which leads directly out onto the private landscaped garden, featuring an integrated BBQ and water feature. The ground floor bedroom has elegant period features, while the tasteful master bedroom suite is on the first floor and incorporates a bespoke dressing room to one side and a cot room to the other.

Planning permission is in place to extend the ground floor and to create an additional 1,130 square feet of space via a basement conversion. The flat is set well back from the road and accessed via a mature front garden. It is located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of the Lower Richmond Road, the green spaces of Putney Common and the River Thames embankment. It is also convenient for road and underground transport links to central London and is within the catchment area of a number of high performing schools.

‘Highly original and characterful with over 1,370 sq ft of living space’

Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15, £950,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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CORNERPLOT This grand, Edwardian, four-bedroom house comes with a double garage and potential to extend to make an even grander home

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t offers a rare opportunity to purchase an end of terrace house on a corner plot, situated in a tree-lined street in the heart of Wandsworth. The house has three floors and benefits from high ceilings and sash windows throughout. The entrance hall opens on to a generous double reception room, which offers ample space for entertaining family and friends. Large French doors flood the dining area with plenty of natural light and open out on to the southwest-facing garden – perfect for enjoying the afternoon sun. The garden also provides direct access to the double garage, which comfortably houses two cars and could also be converted to a home office or studio. The ground floor also houses the spacious kitchen/ breakfast room which leads to the cellar with further storage space. On the first floor, there are two good-

sized double bedrooms – one with the added feature of a private terrace – and a modern bathroom as well as the master bedroom with an en suite and a walkin wardrobe. On the top floor, there is another double bedroom and, subject to the usual planning consents, scope for extending further into the loft space. Ringford Road is a popular tree-lined road located in a sought after part of Wandsworth Town which has the added benefit of being within half a mile of East Putney district line station. All the shops, restaurants and 14-screen cinema of the newly refurbished Southside Shopping Centre are also close by. In addition, the proximity of Wandsworth Park and popular local schools make this property the perfect family home.

‘Popular tree-lined road located in a sought after part of Wandsworth Town’

Ringford Road, London, SW18, £1,395,000 Freehold, Lauristons 020 8780 8780

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NEWHOMESUPDATE Alex Greaves, Head of New Homes Sales, Marsh & Parsons, says there is something for everyone in South London

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he autumn market has seen buyers return, looking to finalise purchases before the end of the year. The Bank of England may have recently increased interest rates for the first time in 10 years but mortgage rates remain extremely competitive, and many buyers view this as the ideal time to fix in to longer-term products. Quality, sensibly priced, properties remain popular, due to a significant demand from first-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder, and growing families upscaling for more space. South London benefits from being a very popular part of the City with many favouring to remain in the same area through the generations if they can. There is something for everyone in the South, whatever the age and stage of life; schools, parks, pubs, interesting shops, and good transport links. The first-time buyer market still remains very robust supported by the Help To Buy scheme, which has proven very popular across our south London schemes, as well as funding from the bank of Mum & Dad. Downsizers continue to look for more suitable and smaller homes that allow them to release capital, which is often used to support their children to get on the ladder or upsize.

We are seeing a continued flow of buyers shifting their focus from more affluent areas north of the river like Chelsea and Fulham to areas such as Clapham, Balham, and Tooting where they can get more for their money: more space, bigger gardens and clearly better value. Our Tooting office has proven to be one of busiest throughout our network this year, seeing exactly this trend.

PICTURED... An impressive new collection of homes consisting of contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom duplexes and spacious three and four-bedroom townhouses on Clapham Road in Zone 2. 330 Clapham Road offers a selection of attractive townhouses, which will be ready to move into in January 2018 and, as it approaches completion, is attracting a lot of attention from young families looking for more space and downsizers who still want spare rooms for when their children stay. The development is unusual in that it is within a gated development and offers private parking and gardens, something which is not easy to come by so centrally. Meanwhile the apartments at 330 Clapham Road are selling out quickly, with a good flow of sales since the spring launch – all the one-beds have now been sold, with many taking advantage of Help To Buy, which has been hugely popular. Prices start at £510,000 Marsh & Parsons New Homes 020 7368 4830.

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wo Fifty One, a mixed-use scheme by Oakmayne Properties has unveiled its new marketing suite on Newington Causeway – underneath the railway arches – opposite the site Elephant and Castle – the site of Two Fifty One – is currently undergoing a £3bn regeneration programme, to create a pedestrianised centre and a market square with 450,000 square feet of retail space. There will be 5,000 new homes alongside green spaces and an integrated transport hub. Situated in Zone 1 and within the hub of Central London, Two Fifty One is priced at around £1,000 per square foot. Martin Lent, of SCM, the development managers for Two Fifty One said: “Elephant and Castle is transforming, and Two Fifty One, Oakmayne’s landmark scheme in the area is testament to this. The cycle superhighway is now operating throughout the town and the new ‘’Castle’’ leisure centre is attracting hundreds every day. Two Fifty One is providing unparalleled amenities, both through shared communal spaces and with its super connected internet technology.” Two Fifty One is an architecturally striking 41-storey building that will house 335 apartments of which 270 apartments will be for sale. The foyer with floor to ceiling glazing overlooks the resident’s garden. “Intelligent” passenger lifts operate via

state-of-the-art swipe cards, using pre-programmed destination control technology. There will be a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments ranging from 400 square feet, to 2,700 square feet. Located on the 10th to 38th floors, the apartments are designed maximise light and views. They have open plan bespoke designs featuring a German-engineered Häcker kitchen, complete with a generously sized dining and living area, with floor to ceiling glazing making the most of the London skyline. Ten larger apartments with bathrooms will have Italian marble flooring and bespoke, marble-topped vanity units, along with super spec shelving, mirrors and joinery with sliding art panels. Most apartments have fully enclosed glazed “winter gardens” with sliding glass doors giving access from the main living area. On the 3rd floor is a residentsonly gymnasium, thermal suite, Club Room, kitchen and dining/conference room. Oakmayne Properties have been delivering ground-breaking developments in Southwark for 20 years, each scheme has been a benchmark for product, quality and innovation. Two Fifty One Prices will start from £655,000, or visit www.twofiftyonelondon. com or 0203 4689 251

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ocated in Battersea’s Cotton Row, Constance Court is a collection of 39 one and twobedroom apartments set around a landscaped courtyard. The contemporary new homes are finished to a high standard by developers Henley Homes. Floor to ceiling windows flood the space with natural light and each apartment has a balcony and access to the communal, sheltered garden to the rear. Christopher Jones, Residential Development Associate at Knight Frank, says: “Constance Court is a superb example of a new build development that has been designed and built to serve local demand. Finished to a high quality specification with generous layouts, the scheme will allow new residents to be close to local amenities of Battersea and Clapham Junction, the River Thames, plus quick transport links into Central London.” Inside, well-appointed living areas offer open plan kitchen/living/dining space. The kitchens are equipped with a comprehensive range of integrated stainless steel appliances, sharply defined by striking glass splashbacks and gleaming worktops. Bedrooms are carpeted, and the bathrooms and en suite shower rooms have chrome accessories, porcelain tiling and smart white sanitary ware. The area is perfect for young professionals and families. Nearby Old York Road offers plenty of chic boutiques, bars and restaurants which are buzzing long into the evening. For pints by the river, locals love The Ship, complete with famous beer garden. Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town stations are 10 minutes away, with regular trains to the City and West End. Constance Court, Cotton Row, Battersea, from £460,000, Knight Frank, New Homes 020 7861 1048

2 Bedroom Apartments from £600,000 Middleton Court, Worple Road, SW20 Contact the new homes specialists on 020 8879 9099 www.lauristons.com

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Naturally exceptional At Octagon, we take pride in our reputation for building elegant and luxurious new homes in prestigious locations throughout London and the Home Counties. Willowbank, situated within the private Oxshott Way Estate in Cobham, is a perfect example of our work. Combining stylish living with practicality and comfort, Willowbank’s red brick façade and Arts & Crafts style exterior gives a classical understated feel, whilst the spacious modern interior provides plenty of room for a growing family. Carefully considered designs include an impressive 34 x 25 ft kitchen/breakfast/family room, 5 bedrooms and 5 reception rooms. Willowbank enjoys beautifully landscaped gardens approaching half an acre, and is located just 1 mile from both Cobham High Street and Cobham & Stoke d’Abernon train station which offers a regular service into London Waterloo in just 38 minutes.

£4.35m WILLOWBANK 6 Harebell Hill Cobham, Surrey KT11 2RS OPEN WEEKENDS 10AM – 4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT SELLING AGENTS BOYCE THORNTON: 01932 868 448 KNIGHT FRANK: 01932 809 816

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MONEYTIP

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he Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates by a quarter point was widely expected, whether it should have actually happened or not, as the rate setters managed to back themselves into a corner. With five-year Swap rates at 1 per cent, the market forecasts the average position for base rate over the next five years to be at that level, so borrowers do not need to panic, as any rate rises are likely to be slow and moderate. However, there is a whole generation of borrowers who have never known a rate rise so psychologically it could have much more of an impact for them. The increase has already been factored into mortgage pricing, with most lenders hiking the cost of their fixed-rate deals over the past couple of weeks. However, we don’t believe it is the end of cheap mortgages with Nationwide actually cutting its fixed rates this week, illustrating the ultracompetitiveness of the market. Some lenders may well be prepared to absorb rate increases into their margins, as they are still chasing business. The plethora of new lenders has also led to increased competition in the mortgage market, which is good news for borrowers. As always, independent advice is crucial, particularly if you are on a variablerate deal and worried about rates rising further.

MONEY MATTERS L

ife for buy-to-let landlords is getting even tougher. Not only can they no longer claim tax relief on mortgage interest, but on top of the latest interest rate rise they face new rules which mean that the owner of several properties applying for a loan to add to their portfolio must prove the viability of all their property holdings with their application. This not only places a bigger administrative burden on them but could also incur substantial professional fees. It will be no fun for lenders either who will face a much bigger workload when deciding an application. The result is likely to be either an increase in the mortgage application fee or simply that many lenders will leave this sector of the market, thus reducing competition and potentially increasing rates. In spite of the doom and gloom surrounding interest rates there is some apparently good news: Knight Frank predicts that London property prices will be 13 per cent higher in 2021 than they are now. “The supply of existing homes for sale through estate agents was near record lows earlier this year, while buyer demand is showing signs of rising,” it said. “This trend has increased focus on the delivery of new-build homes across the country. The number of new homes being built in remains some way below the number needed to meet current demand – not to mention the large historical shortfall.”

10 years since the base rate last rose – just before the first iPhone went on sale

1690

The base rate is still at its lowest level since the Bank was created more than 400 years ago

NUMBERCRUNCHING

£19,017 The saving in interest a borrower with a £300,000 loan would make by overpaying £100 a month

£39

The average increase in repayments on a £300,000 loan on a standard variable rate since the base rate rise

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

Lender

Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

Yorkshire BS

1.17%

2/29/2020

4.74%

4.2%

75%

n/a

2%/1% until 29/0220. 10% overpayments p.a. £195 Booking Fee without penalty £1300 Product Fee

£90

Maximum loan £5m

Post Office

1.43%

12/31/2019

4.24%

3.8%

85%

n/a

3/2% until 31/12/19. 10% overpayments p.a. £995 Product Fee without penalty

£195

Max loan £500k Free Valuation

AA Mortgages

1.77%

12/31/2022

4.49%

3.5%

60%

n/a

4/4/3/3/2% until 31/12/2022. Overpayments £1495 Product Fee £195 p.a. without penalty

TSB

2.34%

1/31/2028

3.74%

3.5%

60%

n/a

ERC

6/6/6/6/6/5/4/3/2/1% until 31/01/28. 5% overpayments p.a. without penalty

Product Fee

£995 Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

-

Mx £1.5m. Free Valuation Purchase Only. Remortgage (Free Valuation & Legals) @ 2.39%

Source: SPF Private Clients

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SOMEPAIN,SOMEGAIN Duncan Farmer examines the effects of the recent Bank of England base rate rise

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o, at last, the Bank of England base rate has risen and for nine million mortgage borrowers it will mean some pain and for the 45 million savers there might be some gain. Anyone retiring shortly and buying an annuity could get a slightly better rate than a few weeks ago. Although it is bad news for borrowers, most are already on a fixed rate and will notice the effect of the increase only when they come to the end of their fixed term and need to find a new deal. For the four million homeowners on their lender’s standard variable rate, the impact of the Monetary Policy Committee’s quarter-point rise will have a fairly minimal impact on their monthly payments. According to UK Finance, the umbrella organisation for the mortgage, banking and investment industries, anyone with a £300,000 mortgage is likely to have to pay an extra £39 a month and anyone owing £200,000, the extra cost will be £25. The average homeowner owes £89,000 and will see their repayments rise by between £11 and £12 a month. For anyone looking to buy a property now or who needs to remortgage, fixed rates are expected to rise but so far have not moved much. According to The

Telegraph the average two-year fixed rate for someone with a 5 per cent deposit increased from 4.16 per cent a month ago to 4.26 per cent soon after the Bank of England’s announcement. Six months ago the rate was at 4.14 per cent, according to data from personal finance website Moneyfacts. By comparison, the average rate for someone with a 40pc deposit has only increased from 1.66 per cent to 1.69 per cent, and is still lower than it had been six months ago. The bank also made clear that within the next couple of years there were likely to be a couple more small rises in the base rate. One of the best ways to mitigate against future rises is to overpay your existing mortgage, so that when the rate rises you not only owe slightly less but are already used to higher repayments. If you keep up the overpayments relatively small sums of money can make a big long-term difference. For example, anyone with a £300,000 25-year repayment mortgage could clear their debt a year and three months early simply by paying off an extra £50 a month. If you can stretch that to £100 a month, you will shorten the term of the loan by two years and five months. You would also save £19,017 in interest payments.

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ears that the Bank of England would put up the base rate led to a surge in demand for fixed-rate mortgages in October, according to LMS, a conveyancing company. Its research suggests that 42 per cent of borrowers opted for a five-year fix, giving them repayment certainty until the end of 2022, by which time who knows where the rate will be but the impact of Brexit on the economy should by then at least be clearer. Of those who did take the fixed-rate route 83 per cent cut their monthly repayments, suggesting that those whose payments have risen believe that more base rate rises are in the offing. David Hollingworth of London and Country Mortgages, says that there are still good deals for people who want even greater certainty about their personal finances. “It’s possible to fix your mortgage for up to 10 years and rates start from as low as 2.34 per cent,” he said.

Variable Rates Lender

Rate

Until

Rev. Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

HSBC Bank

1.24%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.69%

3.5%

65%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £5m

HSBC Bank

1.59%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.69%

3.6%

75%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £2m. Free Legals for remortgages

Coventry BS

1.64%

Variable rate for term

n/a

1.7%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

Mx £1m. Free Legals for remortgages Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

HSBC Bank

1.74%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.69%

3.8%

85%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £400k. Free Legals for remortgages

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IS IT A CAKE? IS IT A HAT?

HEARTHWARMING Guide price £1,995,000

THESMOKE

This substantial Victorian, four-bedroom terraced house in the heart of Battersea offers flexible living space for a growing family, together with a large 55ft well-maintained garden. The first floor features an elegant drawing room with sash windows and an ornate fireplace. Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900

£3,750,000

THEBURBS

This picturesque 8-bedroom period home offers extensive family accommodation and is enviably located in a secluded position. Couchmore House was built in 1676 as a farmhouse – it’s now a home fit for a modern family with a new glass-walled addition. The older, beamed part of the house features huge fireplaces. It’s set in 1.3 acres just north of Esher. Knight Frank Esher 01372 464496

IT’S A CAKE! FIRST UNION IS TWENTY YEARS YOUNG! AND I’D LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL: LANDLORDS, TENANTS, SELLERS, BUYERS, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS, FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME THAT LONG!

Guide price £2,500,000

JOHN CHASE Director First Union

THESTICKS

Rumshott Manor is a charming period Grade II listed property dating from the 16th Century with later Victorian additions, under three miles from Sevenoaks with superb views of the Weald of Kent. The house has been sympathetically updated, retaining many character features – exposed timbers, fireplaces, and oak thumb latch doors. Savills Sevenoaks 01732 789700

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FOR SALE

Thirsk Road Clapham Common SW11 £1,225,000 |FREEHOLD

With an ultra-convenient location between Clapham Junction and Clapham Common stations, this four bedroom house has been recently re-decorated throughout, but offers an incoming buyer the ideal opportunity to make their own mark, with potential to extend both the loft and side return. Thirsk Road is close to Clapham Common, the shopping and dining options of Lavender Hill and Battersea Rise and within close proximity to good schools in both the state and private sectors. EPC - E

FOR SALE

Kelmscott Road Between The Commons SW11 £1,399,950 |FREEHOLD

This smartly presented “natural four” bedroom house retains original features and potential to significantly extend into the side return, front loft and basement (STPP). It is conveniently located between Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common Road, half a mile from Clapham Junction station and within the likely catchment of Belleville School. EPC - E.

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FOR SALE

Rusham Road Between The Commons SW12 £3,100,000 |FREEHOLD

This unique, detached and double-fronted family house, a shade under 4000 square feet was constructed in 2011. It occupies a sizeable and exclusive plot Between the Commons with electric-gated off-street parking and large wrap-around garden. It has been meticulously designed with a replica Victorian frontage, state-of-the-art technology and exacting contemporary finishes and is close to excellent schools, transport links and the superb shopping and restaurants of both Northcote and Bellevue Roads. EPC - C.

FOR SALE

Bolingbroke Grove Between The Commons SW11 £2,395,000 |FREEHOLD

If you’re tired of staring across the street at a mirror image of your own Victorian terrace and not ready to trade London’s lights for greener pastures, then this substantial house with wonderful westerly views over Wandsworth Common’s green expanses could be just the move for you. With generous proportions over four floors (including a full basement conversion) plus potential for a fifth, it is suited to a large family. It’s close to Northcote Road’s multitude of attractions, highly sought-after schools & approx. half a mile from Clapham Junction’s direct trains to The City/West End. EPC – C.

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ARCHITECTDESIGNED D esigned by award-winning architects Powell Tuck and Associates, this stunning and unique. newlybuilt, five-bedroom house, accessed via secure gates, is secluded and private. Externally the house has a unique combination of brick and glass, giving an abundance of natural light throughout the house, and also views of the landscaped, wrap-around garden. Internally, the house exudes a calm, understated and contemporary style. Access is via remote-controlled gates and a generous parking area for four cars. The double-height entrance hall is dramatic with an eye-catching glass roof. The hall leads through to a kitchen/dining room with high ceilings and a kitchen island incorporating breakfast bar. There is ample space for a large dining table and there are direct views out to the garden through large doubleglazed windows. Clever concealed doors can open up the kitchen to the reception room.

The main reception room has double aspect views of the garden with sliding glass doors that open fully so that the room becomes at-one with the garden and decked terrace. To the side is a family room/snug with a glass skylight. There is also a WC and storage cupboards on this floor. On the lower ground floor there is a cinema room, gymnasium, wine cellar, laundry room, and guest bedroom with light well, and connecting shower room, and access to the garden via an outside staircase. The first floor contains three bedrooms, a family bathroom, shower room and laundry cupboard. The master bedroom is at the rear of the house and has a striking, full-width window looking over the garden. It is accessed via a dressing room and has a freestanding bath and separate shower. Dover Park Drive, Putney, SW15, £4,295,000 Hamptons International 020 8780 0077

MANSIONBLOCK This spacious three-bedroom, second floor apartment with 1,068 sq ft of living space is set within Putney’s most prestigious 1930s’ built mansion block development. The property features an original oak panelled hallway and benefits from a large double reception room. There is a bathroom and one of the bedrooms also has an en suite WC. Manor Fields is set in an idyllic location and benefits from 11 acres of beautifully cultivated and landscaped communal grounds, off-street parking, porterage and 24-hour security. Set back from Putney Hill, Manor Fields offers easy access to the varied amenities of Putney High Street and its excellent rail and road transport links into Central London. The property is being sold with no onward chain. Harvard House, Manor Fields, Putney, SW15, £675,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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ANYONE FORTENNIS?

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ithin a few minutes walk of Wimbledon Village High Street, this handsome and substantial, detached Edwardian family house has wonderful open views of the Common. The house is set in over half an acre and offers potential for a new owner. The period home retains many original features and comes to the market after more than 40 years in the ownership of one family. The new owners will have an exciting opportunity to put their own stamp on a very special Wimbledon Village home, with potential to make alterations and extensions, subject to planning consent. The property enjoys spacious lateral accommodation over three floors. A generous entrance hall leads to a study, to impressive dining and drawing rooms and to a kitchen/breakfast room and two cloakrooms. On the upper floors there are eight bedrooms and four bathrooms. The second floor currently has selfcontained accommodation which can

easily be opened into the main house. There is also a roof terrace. The rear garden is about 162 ft long with a fullsize, all-weather tennis court with further gardens to the sides and rear. To the front is a double garage and driveway parking for several cars. The property is close to superb local amenities of the Village and yet is only eight miles from central London and ideally located for Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and the M25. Wimbledon has some of the best schools in London and recreational facilities include golf courses, tennis, fitness clubs and a riding stable. Wimbledon Village enjoys stylish boutiques, restaurants, cafés and wine bars, while the town centre, a short distance away, has Underground and British Rail stations with frequent fast services to the centre of London and more extensive shopping.

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.

Recently sold...

21 Parkside, Wimbledon Village, SW19, £9million, Robert Holmes & Co 020 8947 9833

Wimbledon Village

£2,250,000

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Wimbledon Village

£6,250,000

Discreetly situated behind a walled and gated drive in the heart of Wimbledon Village, this very attractively presented family house has a wonderful garden, an indoor pool and annexe accommodation Reception hall • 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • cloakroom • utility room • 5 bedrooms (incl annexe) • 6 bath/shower rooms (incl pool) • 1600 sq ft storage space • 860 sq ft roof terrace • beautiful garden (0.37 acre plot) • garage and driveway parking • ER/D 56

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Wimbledon Common

£2,650,000

A spacious and elegant apartment occupying the entire first floor of this most attractive period building overlooking the Common, a short walk from the Village, with the opportunity to install a new lift directly into it Reception hall • large reception room • family room/bedroom 5 • kitchen/breakfast room • cloakroom • master bedroom suite • 3 further bedrooms • 2 further shower rooms (1 e/s) • air conditioning to principal rooms • 2 garages and off-street parking • garden area • electric car charging point • additional storage in basement • ER/D

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Wimbledon

£6,950,000

Wimbledon Village

£6,450,000

With superb views over Wimbledon Park golf course and lake 3 principal reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast/family room • 6 bedroom suites • gym with sauna • media room • wine cellar • 147’ garden • garage & OSP • ER/B

With planning permission to reinstate as a family house Currently 4 flats with 4 reception rooms • 3 kitchens • 7 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • cellar rooms • large garden • double garage & OSP • Energy ratings G/D/D/F

Wimbledon

Wimbledon Village

£2,950,000

£4,250,000

On the slopes of Wimbledon Hill with a wonderful 143’ garden 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • utility room • cellar • 7 bedrooms • 4 bath/ shower rooms • OSP • ER/G

Providing generous accommodation with a south westerly facing garden 4 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • 2 utility rooms • 6 bedrooms • 3 bath/ shower rooms • garage & OSP • ER/E

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon

£4,500,000

On a plot of almost a third an acre near the All England Lawn Tennis Club 2 reception rooms • study • kitchen/breakfast room • utility room • 6 bedrooms • dressing room • 5 bath/shower rooms • garage & OSP • ER/D

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£1,950,000

In a popular road close to the Common, Village and excellent local schools Entrance hall • 2 reception rooms • kitchen/dining room • 5 bedrooms • en-suite bathroom • family bathroom • garden • garage & OSP • ER/E

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CHRISTMAS SPIRITS

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hristmas time is party time when yuletide revellers need ample entertaining space. This gorgeous West Wimbledon semi-detached family home has been completely refurbished from top to bottom with a brilliant bespoke open plan kitchen/dining ‘super room’ that is the perfect venue for a dazzling Christmas soirée. The high ceilings and open space would accommodate a really impressive Christmas tree. Huge sliding doors to the garden afford a gorgeous view of trees festooned with fairy lights. And as the December chill descends – your

guests can cosy up in front of the blazing fire with beautifully restored traditional mantelpiece – the perfect spot to display Christmas cards. And just because in winter – one fireplace is great – but 2 fireplaces are simply grand – there is another wood burner in the separate front reception room! 5 bedrooms, 2 receptions, open plan kitchen/entertaining space, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), garden, off street parking.

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.

Recently sold...

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The Post House

£4,995,000

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Coombe Hill Estate

£3,300,000

The property has a wonderful setting on Warren Road directly overlooking the golf course. Having recently undergone a comprehensive programme of updating and refurbishment the house has been completed to a particularly high standard. 5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms beautifully restored • Dual aspect Open Plan Sitting Room • Garden aspect Kitchen/Breakfast and family room • Utility Room • Cloakroom • Large driveway • Secluded gardens • Swimming Pool 60

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Coombe Roads Estate

£4,395,000

An exceptional newly built house available for immediate occupation situated in a superb location on the private Coombe Hill Estate representing a first class example of traditional design combined with the best of modern technology. 5/6 Bedrooms • 4/5 Bathroom/showerooms • 4/5 Reception Rooms • 37 ft Kitchen/Family Superroom opening onto the garden • Utility, Cellar and Gym with steam room • Gated driveway and garage

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The Chesters

£895,000

Quietly tucked away within a peaceful cul-de-sac off Coombeside 3 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • utility with WC • double garage

Wimbledon

£1,750,000

Beautifully presented family home in a quiet tree lined street 5 bedrooms • 3 reception rooms with log burners • newly renovated • large garden

Coombe Ridings

POA

A wonderful development site set in a private road with consent for 8,500 sq ft backing directly onto Coombe Hill Golf Course

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Norbiton

£1,295,000

A lovely semi-detached 5 bedroom period house, many features 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • 2 reception rooms • 22’8 x 18’6 kitchen • excellent condition

Coombe

£2,250,000

Substantial family home with wonderful gardens 6 bedrooms • 3 reception rooms • garden aspect kitchen breakfast room • excellent location for schools

Coombe Hill

£3,400,000

Quietly positioned within the centre of the Coombe Hill Estate with a stunning walled garden 5 bedrooms • open plan living • wonderful kitchen/family room

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Coombe

£5,750 pcm

Wimbledon

£4,000 pcm

This family home is located in a quiet private road with gated access. With five bedrooms, eaves storage, a beautiful garden, conservatory, entertaining space and neutrally decorated throughout. ER/D

Forming part of a prestigious and highly sought after new development set in picturesque grounds adjacent to 19 acres of unspoilt parkland, this fabulous duplex apartment of almost 1800 sq ft enjoys stunning open views to the south. ER/B

West Wimbledon

Wimbledon

£3,995 pcm

£2,400 pcm

This substantial period property is situated on the corner plot in a peaceful cul-de-sac. A perfectly placed family home within easy reach of local schools, shops and transport links. ER/D

Situated in peaceful location this ground floor two bedroom two bathroom apartment is a short walk of the town centre, station and Village. With wooden floors and neutrally decorated throughout, a garage and use of communal gardens.

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£2,100 pcm

In the heart of the Village this secluded period cottage is in an enviable location. Through reception room, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility cupboard, cloakroom, two double bedrooms, bath/shower room, pretty front garden. ER/D

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£1,995 pcm

Situated on the top floor, this superb period conversion duplex apartment is spacious and light, has undergone complete refurbishment and is located in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Offered unfurnished. ER/C

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Octavia Street £725 per week A smart three bedroom house, which has been redecorated throughout and is available immediately on an unfurnished basis. The double reception room has newly laid wooden floors which leads through to a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a large central island Three double bedroom • Double reception room • En suite shower room • Bathroom • Utility room • Garden • Downstairs loo • Available immediately • Unfurnished

Gayville Road £1,050 per week A stunning four bedroom property that has been completely refurbished throughout and extended in a contemporary fashion. This family house is situated on Gayville Road, a popular road between the commons. Five double bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Reception room • Garden • Utility room

£240 inc VAT for the tenancy agreement and £42 inc VAT per person referencing fee

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ON WHITE

RAMPTON BASELE Y

30 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EF T 020 3846 0999 E wandsworthsales@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

Clapham Common North Side £7,200,000 Freehold ON GREEN

An absolutely magnificent Grade II Listed Victorian Town House measuring in excess of 8800 sq ft, located on Clapham Common North Side. The interior has been designed with modern family living in mind, whilst retaining lots of beautiful original features. The finish is exceptional with high quality fixtures and fittings used throughout.

RAMPTON BASELE Y

Six double bedrooms • Seventh bedroom/ gym/ playroom • Open plan kitchen/dining room • Family room/media room • 42ft ballroom • Wine cellar • Utility room • Roof Terrace • 120ft Garden • Off street parking

Eglantine Road £1,999,500 Freehold A spectacular, five-bedroom Victorian family house offering approximately 2990 sq ft of accommodation arranged over four floors. The property has a tremendous sense of light and space and is presented in good decorative order throughout. Five double bedrooms • Four bathrooms (two en-suite) • Kitchen/ family room • Double reception room • Dressing room • Study • Downstairs WC • Cellar • South facing garden

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NEWLY REFURBISHED This spectacular family house has been refurbished to an incredibly high standard, with an excellent sense of light and space throughout

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he accommodation is split over three levels and measures approximately 2300 sqft with grand proportions in all the principal rooms. Furthermore, the entire property benefits from newly fitted, double glazed windows and underfloor heating. A superb double reception room can be found on the ground floor at the front of the property. The reception room boasts a square bay window and feature fireplace with the rear of the reception room leading into an impressive kitchen/ dining room. The kitchen is beautifully finished with plenty of wall and base units, integrated appliances and white quartz worksurfaces. Skylights flood the room with an abundance of natural light and large sliding glass panels open at the rear of the kitchen onto an immaculate landscaped garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and a cellar, which runs under the

entrance hall and offers extra storage space. The master bedroom can be found towards the front, on the first floor and benefits from built-in-wardrobes and original feature window panes. Four further double bedrooms and two-family bathrooms are arranged over the upper levels. Additional storage is available in the eaves. This superb house is located on Osward Road, between the junctions of Boundaries Road and Upper Tooting Park. The open spaces of Wandsworth Common are a tenminute walk away as are the amenities of Bellevue Road and Balham High Road. Transport can be found at either Balham underground or Wandsworth Common overground and there are fantastic schools nearby, subject to catchment and entrance each year.

‘The open spaces of Wandsworth Common are a tenminute walk away‘

Osward Road, £1,595,000 Freehold, Rampton Baseley 020 3846 0999

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Granard Avenue, SW15 £2,100,000 A beautifully presented double fronted detached house with four double bedrooms and a carriage driveway situated on a quiet residential road in West Putney. Detached double fronted house • 2642 sqft • front garden • carriage drive way for multiple cars • large reception • study • downstairs WC • kitchen/family/ dining room • large private garden • master bedroom • en-suite bathroom • three further double bedrooms • family bathroom • loft storage • potential to extend (SPP) • EPC rating C

Wadham Road, SW15 £1,650,000 A handsome high-tech Victorian semi-detached town house that has been comprehensively renovated and modernised by the current owner. Semi-detached freehold house • Victorian • landscaped low-maintenance private rear garden • large open plan reception • modern kitchen breakfast room • master bedroom with large and luxurious en-suite bathroom • three further double bedrooms • further modern bathroom • penthouse office/games/ guest room • roof terrace • immaculate condition • underfloor heating • remote heating, alarm and lighting control • prime centeral Putney location

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 68

139 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1EZ

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St Simons Avenue, SW15 £5,850,000 An exceptional and very generous (6343 sq ft) eight bedroom detached double fronted family house with carriage driveway and large low maintenance landscaped garden. Detached freehold Edwardian house • double fronted • total area incl. Storage 6343 sqft • carriage driveway • large low maintenance landscaped rear garden (over 3500 sqft) • spectacular designer kitchen family dining room (34ft x 30ft) • utility room • guest WC • Formal front reception room • large study/further ground floor reception room • games room • family room/informal reception room • guest/nanny suite • wine cellar • store room

Akehurst Street, SW15 £1,950,000 Offering over 2,800 sq ft of accommodation this is a comprehensively modernised and very well presented five bedroom semi-detached family home located in this quiet residential enclave close to Putney Heath. Entrance hallway • reception room • drawing room • kitchen/family room • utility room • downstairs cloakroom • master bedroom suite with roof terrace • double bedroom with ensuite bathroom • three double bedrooms • bathroom • shower room • 96 ft west facing garden with wild flower area • CCTV • Sonos sound system • eaves storage • underfloor heating • entry phone camera • EPC rating C

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 139 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1EZ

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Rodway Road, SW15

£1,550,000

£1,495,000

2,404 sq ft • entrance hallway • spacious open plan kitchen/reception room • bedroom with en-suite shower room • bedroom with en-suite bathroom • cloakroom • large south facing garden • storage • two parking spaces • concierge service • convenient location • EPC rating D

Putney Hill, SW15

Kenilworth Court, SW15

£2,100,000

Semi detached freehold Victorian villa • 4278 sq ft • entrance hallway • reception room • dining room • kitchen • cloakroom • family bathroom • study • five double bedrooms two with ensuite bathrooms • self contained two bedroom lower ground floor flat • conservatory • loft storage • west facing garden with private outlook • garage • central Putney location • EPC rating house D • EPC rating flat D

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 70

Percy Laurie House, SW15

Semi-detached • front garden • entrance hallway • reception • dining room • kitchen breakfast room • 106 ft private rear garden • master bedroom • ensuite • four bedrooms • two further bathrooms • study • loft storage

139 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1EZ

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£1,685,000

Landmark early 20th century mansion block • over 1,700 sqft • exceptional 35 ft open plan kitchen dining and reception • master bedroom with luxury en-suite shower room • nanny suite (en-suite wet room) • guest bedroom with en-suite shower room • further double bedroom • fifth bedroom or study • luxury bathroom • underfloor heating in bathrooms • immaculately maintained communal gardens • option for allocated gated off street parking • river views • prime location close to Putney tube and train stations • utility cupboard • lift • porterage

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Putney Wharf, SW15

£4,000 PCM

Borneo Street, SW15

£4,000 PCM

Riverside flat • reception room • fully fitted kitchen • three bedrooms • two en suite shower rooms • further bathroom • large terrace • underground parking • air conditioning • on site gym • concierge • iconic building • EPC C • tenant fees £180pp

Immaculate family home • double reception room • extended kitchen/dining room • five bedrooms • bathroom • shower room • west facing garden • guest WC • cellar • prime location • EPC C • tenant fees £180pp

Griffin Gate, SW15

Florian Road, SW15

£1,950 PCM

Gated development • large reception room • fitted kitchen • two bedrooms • two bathrooms • two balconies • communal terrace • off-street parking • central location • EPC C • tenant fees £180pp

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 139 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1EZ

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One bedroom garden flat • reception room • modern kitchen • double bedroom • luxury en suite bathroom • private garden • cellar • superb location • EPC C • tenant fees £180pp

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WHERE IN WANDSWORTH?

SHERWOOD COURT RIVERSIDE PLAZA SW11 T WO DOUBLE BEDROOMS. T WO BATHROOMS. BALCONY OVERLOOKING RIVER. SECURE PARKING FOR ONE CAR. SHORT WALK TO WANDSWORTH TOWN STATION.

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THE SHIP INN JEWS’ ROW, WANDSWORTH SW18 THERE HAS BEEN A SHIP INN BESIDE THE THAMES IN WANDSWORTH SINCE 1786. THE SHIP IS NOW A GASTRO PUB NEATLY BOXED IN BY A BUSTLING CEMENT WORKS.

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VALIANT HOUSE VICARAGE CRESCENT SW11 DOUBLE BEDROOM. SPACIOUS RECEPTION. THAMES VIEWS TOWARDS CHELSEA. RIVER WALKS. EXCELLENT SCHOOLS. FURNISHED. AVAILABLE DECEMBER.

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SAINT MARY’S BAT TERSEA CHURCH ROAD SW11 WILLIAM BLAKE WAS MARRIED HERE. JMW TURNER PAINTED HERE. THAMES VIEWS TOWARDS FULHAM. OPEN CHRISTMAS.

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superb maisonette featuring a spectacular roof garden that basks in sun from morning to night and affords panoramic views of the sky line. The two-bedroom property has its own entrance and occupies all the upper floors of an elegant three-storey Victorian property. It is laid out with stylish open-plan living space. The property overlooks fashionable Northcote Road, with its wide range of shopping, eating and drinking options and is approximately half a mile from Clapham Junction station with the 319 bus stopping at the end of the road. Entered via its own front door and hallway, and with no flats above or below, this property has a very private feel. Upstairs it is filled with natural light thanks to its open-plan design and dual-aspect. The reception/dining/kitchen takes over the whole top floor and has stairs up to a fabulous roof garden. This runs over the whole building, has a sliding glass hatch and has been laid with artificial grass. It has spectacular views over the neighbourhood in all directions, and even offers the potential for building up over, should more accommodation be required. The first floor houses two good double bedrooms each with built-in wardrobes. There is an adjoining bath/shower room on the same floor and potentially a second bathroom could be added directly over the first. Chatham Road is within the catchment area of the sought-after Honeywell Primary School. Transport connections can be found at Clapham Junction station and also at Clapham South station and there are bus stops very close by.

This five-bedroom house, arranged over three floors offers stunning accommodation including a large double reception room, with space to dine and a modern kitchen with bi-fold doors opening onto a delightful south-facing private garden. The master bedroom is a good size and features stylish bay windows. The house includes a fantastic array of period features including working fireplaces. It is ideally located in a quiet residential area, yet Thornbury Road is close to the shopping and entertainment amenities of both Clapham High Street and Brixton Road. The nearest underground stations are Clapham North, for the Northern Line, and Brixton Station for National Rail and the Victoria Line. Thornbury Road, Clapham Park, SW2, £1,199,950, Foxtons 020 7704 5757

Chatham Road, SW11, £725,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

STUNNINGTHREEBEDDER A simply stunning and exceptionally presented three-bedroom, period, ground floor conversion flat with 850 sq ft of accommodation. The flat occupies the entire ground floor of the house and has been completely refurbished. It benefits from a 25 ft open plan kitchen and living area with bi-fold doors leading onto a private rear garden. As well as the three bedrooms the flat has a modern bathroom. From the property it is just over half a mile to Tooting mainline station, Tooting Broadway and Tooting Bec, both served by the Northern Line. Church Lane, Tooting, SW17, £675,000, Kinleigh, Folkhard & Hayward 020 3199 5736

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BALDRY GARDENS SW16 £899,950 FREEHOLD Presented to the market for sale for the first time in over thirty years is this attractive semi-detached 1930’s property in a quiet conservation area neighbourhood. Baldry Gardens is located off Streatham High Road (A23 London to Brighton) and is within easy reach of transport at Streatham Common, Streatham (Thameslink) and Norbury Stations. The Rookery Gardens and cafe (protected by English Heritage) are a short walk away, as are many excellent local state and private schools. There is a public tennis court on Covington Way and Streatham Ice Rink & Leisure centre is less than half a mile away and the property is close to a large Sainsbury’s and 24 hour Tesco superstore. EPC rating: D.

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complexROAD, includingSW16 a workshop and darkFREEHOLD room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has SUNNYHILL £700,000 good storage semi-detached space. This delightful Victorian cottage is accessed via a wooden white picket fence, through the pretty front garden pathway leading up to the front door and

porch to the side. The property has a 100ft rear garden mostly laid to lawn, a detached garage and off-street parking for two cars. Sunnyhill Road is a quiet residential road Four bedrooms | fourVictorian bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing roomfor | studio | diningstation room |(Thameslink wine cellar | integrated | smallHill lake arboretum overspeedy six acres of land consisting of pretty cottages and is conveniently placed accesscomplex to Streatham to the City)garaging or Streatham station which| has links to London Victoria. is a popular primary at the end of the street as well| adining French delicatessen/cafe, Pub and restaurants. Sitting onarboretum a large plot, there scope Four bedrooms | fourThere bathrooms | garden room school | hall | drawing room | studio complex room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake | over six isacres of to land extend the property subject to the usual planning consents. EPC rating: D.

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LYHAM ROAD, SW2 £729,950 FREEHOLD This charming, two double bedroom Victorian cottage is well located for the many amenities and transport links of Brixton, Clapham North and Clapham High Street and is in close proximity to Abbeville Village. The house has two reception rooms with original period features, both have wood floors and the reception to front also has a fireplace, under stairs walk-in storage and an arched opening to the kitchen diner. The dining room has a set of French doors giving access to the east facing, 27 ft tiered, patio garden which has mature shrubs and a quince tree. The house has been extended to the side and back and benefits from a glass roof over the dining room and kitchen. The first floor has two good size double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a modern bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. There is also a loft accessed from the upstairs hallway which can be used for storage. Freehold, EPC rating D.

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has CLARENCE CRESCENT, SW4 and £750,000 FREEHOLD

good storage space. This well presented and well proportioned property is ideally located for all the amenities and transport links of Clapham (South, Common and North) and the bustling high street filled with bars, restaurants, clubs and shops. The property is located within walking distance of the ever popular Abbeville Village and there is also a selection of good primary Four bedrooms |schools four bathrooms | garden room | hallfloor | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wineporch cellarand | integrated | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land and secondary in the area. On the ground the property comprises a wide and welcoming hallway, garaging a good size reception to front with a fireplace, a large openbedrooms plan kitchen reception to the rear (an ideal space for theroom family!) which provides accessroom to a |well private garaging garden. There alsoarboretum a downstairs WCsixand shower room. Four | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing | studio complex | dining winemaintained cellar | integrated | smallislake | over acres of land Upstairs there are three good size double bedrooms, all with built-in storage, a bright family bathroom and ample storage in the form of cupboard and loft space. The property benefits from double glazing throughout, underfloor heating (downstairs) and unrestricted parking. Offered to the market chain free. Freehold, EPC Rating C.

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EDWARDIAN RED-BRICK Located by Streatham Hill station in the sought-after “ABC” roads of the Leigham Hall Conservation area is this wellpresented terraced four bedroom Edwardian red-brick house

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lose to all the local cafes, shops, restaurants and several excellent local schools, the property is offered exclusively through Winkworth for sale with no on-going chain. The accommodation comprises: an entrance hall with an under stairs storage closet, a WC, bright interconnecting front and rear reception rooms with high ceilings, stripped wooden floors and an attractive fireplace. There is a fitted kitchen/ diner with modern white units, integrated appliances and a quarrytiled floor that leads onto a charming 25ft private garden to the rear with a sunny southerly aspect and a lawn with a paved dining area and timber bench seating: perfect for summer entertaining.

On the first floor there is a modern bathroom and there are three bedrooms including the large master bedroom to the front which has stripped wooden floors and a period fireplace. There are stairs up to the fourth bedroom (into the eaves) which has an en-suite shower room and WC and plenty of fitted storage. There is also a southfacing timber decked roof terrace at this level which makes a wonderful private sun trap to bask in when the weather permits.

‘A charming 25ft private garden to the rear with a sunny southerly aspect ’

Barcombe Avenue, SW2, £875,000 Freehold, Winkworth Streatham 020 8769 6699

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GAYWOOD STREET, ELEPHANT & CASTLE, SE1 ÂŁ620,000 LEASEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

A well-presented two bedroom flat, set over two floors on a quiet residential street, with a modern feel throughout. The raised ground floor comprises the first

An extraordinary and bathroom. individual This modern in a original stunning location. Built originally for the artist Merton, Poundalso House is broadly bedroom, kitchen and floorcountry provideshouse beautiful wooden floorboards exceptinfor1962 the kitchen, whichJohn is tiled. The kitchen enjoys an attractive Palladian in style andwith is a storage wide, single building large windows over looking Itchairs. was extended in and 1978 to bathroom include a garden contemporary design spacestorey and access to awith private garden; which has space the for agardens. table and The bright airy is a tiledroom suite and a comprising bath withincluding shower above, sink and a W.C. first bedroom hascurrently a high ceiling and space for a large bed, storage and a bedside table. Thehas large studioacomplex a workshop and darkThe room . The property has very high ceilings anddouble brick parapets surrounding the roof which secondstorage bedroom and the living room, both carpeted, are situated on the lower ground floor. This double bedroom, overlooking the garden, also has space for good space. storage. The living room is a wonderful size with space for various items of furniture and a fireplace is the focal point of the room; adding charm to the property.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period Flat/Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | Reception Room | Bathroom | Garden | Very Good decoration | EPC Rating D

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

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COURTENAY STREET, KENNINGTON, SE11 £1,250,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This sophisticated high specification house is situated within the Duchy of Cornwall Estate. The ground floor comprises a spacious reception area, convenient

An extraordinary individualbright modern country house a stunning location. Builtkitchen originally in 1962 for the John Merton, Pound Househeating, is broadly downstairs loo andand an incredibly kitchen, with spaceinfor dining large table. The is fully equipped withartist the latest mod cons, underfloor an Palladian in stylebar and is aa wide, singleextension storey building with large windows aover lookingopen the gardens. include garden room and a island, breakfast and side return with a glass roof; providing wonderful feel, evenItonwas theextended gloomiestinof1978 days.to The mastera and second bedroom are located the firstincluding floor. Botha are carpeted and have en-suites underfloor heating. Thehigh bright guest bedroom access, the space forwhich a double large studioon complex workshop and dark room . The with property currently has very ceilings and brickprovides parapetsgarden surrounding roof has bed and storage; and the en-suite comprises a bathtub, sink and WC. The master has space for a king size bed and plenty of storage. The stylish en-suite enjoys a good storage space. wonderful walk-in rainforest shower, double sink and a W.C. The third floor has been built into the roof to provide a study.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period End of Terrace House | 2 Bedrooms | Reception Room | 2 Bathrooms | Garden | Very Good decoration | EPC Rating E

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

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PERIODLIVING This stunning house, with an elegant Victorian façade influenced by the Gothic Revival, totals over 2200 sq.ft. and sits within the Albert Square Conservation Area

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he reception area on the ground floor has wooden flooring throughout and the fantastic ceiling height and large sash windows ensure there is plenty of natural light. It could be arranged with two separate seating areas as there is ample space for various items of furniture and potential storage if needed. The rear of the reception space is large enough for a dining table with seating for up to twelve. The centrepiece to the room is a stylish biofuel fireplace, which works as a natural divide between the lounge and dining area. The kitchen, to the rear of the reception, comprises stylish units, wooden worktops and a huge amount of storage, as well as a built-in dishwasher, electric hob, oven and microwave. There is direct access to the secluded courtyard space. There is also a conveniently placed toilet on the ground floor, with a W.C. and basin. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms; all are carpeted throughout and benefit from built-in wardrobe space. There is ample space in both the second and third bedrooms for double beds. The

large master bedroom has the additional feature of an ornate fireplace and space for a large double, with plenty of builtin storage. The en-suite bathroom is a white tiled suite comprising a bath with overhead shower, W.C. and basin. The second floor can be designated as desired; the sheer size of the space creates huge flexibility. The current owners have it arranged as gym/office space, however with the additional shower room on this level, it would also work perfectly well as the master suite or playroom. Additionally, the property benefits from access to the exclusive Albert Square Gardens. Wilkinson Street, SW8, ÂŁ1,395,000, Freehold, Winkworth Kennington 020 7587 0600

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ÂŁ1,800,000

This fairy tale five-bedroom Georgian home has three receptions, four floors and is crammed with truly rare original features. Entirely curved at the rear, it has an 83-foot garden, measures almost 2600-square-feet and is found in the area’s best street.

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REYNOLDS ROAD, SE15

£725,000

CAMBERWELL GROVE, SE5

£690,000

This immensely pretty Victorian cottage has three double bedrooms, a sitting room and a separate dining room. Just 15-minutes’ walk to Zone 2 trains/Overground links, near Ofsted “outstanding” schools and beautiful Peckham Rye Park.

An entirely delicious two double bed apartment in a converted Victorian school. Integral audio system, video entry, Italian kitchen, bathroom, en suite, shared garden and underground parking. 10-mins to Zone 2 trains/London Overground links at Denmark Hill.

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ORIGINALFEATURES By origin, this is the finest house in this extraordinarily special terrace as the builder who engineered this part of Grove Lane designed it for himself

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remium original features such as solid mahogany handrails were added and it is one of the largest— just the three middle homes are three windows wide. Being five stories high and so wide, it’s not only large but wonderfully light. Such bewitchingly lovely front gardens don’t come two-apenny; neither do such beautiful homes. There are four bedrooms in the main house and a fifth in the basement flat, which has its own entrance. The flat could be rented out or taken over by a grumpy teen, aging granny or live-in nanny. There’s an open fire and heaps of hand-built storage in the reception, the bath is ingeniously fitted into a vault and there’s an internal staircase leading up to the main house. Original features are rife inside the house. Fireplaces have solid marble or wood-carved mantelpieces and many have truly unusual cast iron grates. There are stripped floorboards and window shutters aplenty, original balconettes at the front of the house and wonderfully intact and very delicate cornicing winds its way around ceilings downstairs. There are interconnecting receptions and a study on the first floor, a master suite a separate loo in the second and three bedrooms, a loo and a shower room on the third. Rooms are large and filled with light. The rear garden measures almost 60ft, is walled, faces south west, has York stone paving and is generously

stocked with shrubs, flowers and climbers. At the rear is a studio with a stainless steel kitchen, heating and lighting. Next to this is a double garage that includes an inspection hatch. Above the studio and garage is a rather special roof garden planted with vegetables and shrubs that has an integrated watering system. Denmark Hill station is a six/eight minute walk, in Zone 2, has regular trains to Blackfriars, non-stop services to Victoria and London Overground links (Clapham Junction, Canada Water, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington). Some of the UK’s top independent schools are a 10-minute drive (Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS) while the Villa preprep is closer still. The large Sainsbury’s on Dog Kennel Hill is minutes by car while you have many good restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. South London Gallery is local while East Dulwich, Dulwich Village and Bellenden Road are all within striking distance for superb independent shops and amenities. Grove Lane, SE5 £2,400,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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ith a self-contained one bedroom flat, this sixbedroom, detached family house comes with the opportunity to live in style and enjoy a rental

income. The house has a wealth of period features, including generous proportions, high ceilings, parquet wood flooring, stripped wood floors and impressive period fireplaces. The spacious and grand entrance hall gives onto a glorious double reception room, with more reception space beyond, with bi-fold doors leading to the garden. The fantastic kitchen/dining room is accessible from both the inner hall and reception space, as well as to the side access – useful for bringing in shopping. Outside, the attractive garden, which extends to 75ft, features well-planted beds and a wide lawned area. A studio space, which could be used for guest or teenage sleeping accommodation, is accessed from the decked area, from which the garden is then laid to grass. On the first floor, the master bedroom features a wonderful en suite bathroom with a double-ended claw foot bath and separate shower, as well as fitted wardrobes and a splendid view of the garden. There are three further double bedrooms, one of which benefits from an en

suite bathroom/’Jack and Jill’ family bathroom. Further accommodation is on the self-contained lower ground floor flat, with its own bedroom, reception room, kitchen and bathroom. To the front of the house there is off-street parking for several cars. According to the agents the vendors currently derive a substantial income from both the selfcontained flat, and from photo shoots that capture the house’s exceptional features, proportions and space. Westwood Hill is close to wonderful Crystal Palace park and the boutiques and restaurants of the Crystal Palace triangle. The delights of Dulwich Village are very close by. Sydenham Hill station is less than a mile away with trains to London Victoria. Crystal Palace and Sydenham stations are also less than a mile away with trains to London Bridge and London Victoria as well as the useful London Overground, which goes to Canada Water, Shoreditch and Clapham Junction. The property is also well placed for all the local Dulwich Schools, particularly Sydenham High Girls School. Westwood Hill, Crystal Palace, SE26, £1,850,000, Knight Frank 0203 815 9410

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Milkwood Road SE24 £925,000 Freehold This stunning newly refurbished CHAIN FREE Victorian house offers four good sized bedrooms, three bathrooms, double reception room and beautiful kitchen. The property is in a great location only minutes’ walk to Herne Hill B/R as well as all the local facilities Herne Hill has to offer.

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SIMPLYSTUNNING I n the popular Wimbledon Park location, this brand new six-bedroom, detached family house looks classic to the front but uses contemporary glass and steel for an amazing look at the rear. The beautiful property features underfloor heating, Lutron lighting, CCTV and is arranged over four floors. The ground floor has a reception hall, two generous reception rooms, with bay windows overlooking the golf course. The huge kitchen/dining/family area runs across the whole of the rear of the house. The dining area has a wonderful double-height glass and steel roof and leads to the family room, all with doors to the garden and terrace with Hydro pool. A sculptural circular staircase leads down to the lower

ground floor with wine cellar, sauna, gymnasium with air conditioning, cinema/games room, staff/6th bedroom suite and plant room. The master suite occupies the whole depth of the house with the bedroom overlooking the park. There is a walk through dressing room in walnut and a bathroom. Two more bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms, complete this floor. The second floor houses two further bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. There is a garage and offstreet parking behind remote controlled gates. Home Park Road, Wimbledon, SW19, £15,000 a month, Knight Frank 020 8946 9811

FLEXIBLEFAMILYHOME This brand new, seven-bedroom, detached house in Wimbledon has been finished to exacting standards with every requirement for family life. The impressive house with six bathrooms and four reception rooms is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, just a short distance from Wimbledon Village and the Common. The house offers flexible accommodation over four floors. On the ground floor there is a reception hall, a large and light reception room, study and a fantastic and large open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room – with a walk in pantry – that leads directly out to the landscaped garden. To the front there is a large driveway with space for several cars behind electronic gates. The lower ground floor houses an exceptional multiplex room, which could be used as a games room, media room or gym, shower room and a utility room. The grand, master bedroom with large dressing room and en suite bathroom with separate shower, bath and two basins, is on the first floor along with a second double bedroom with en suite shower room and a third double bedroom with en suite shower room. The top floor includes four further bedrooms one of which has an en suite bathroom and a family bathroom. Deepdale, Wimbledon, SW19, £17,500 per month, Knight Frank 020 8946 9811

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Lauristons offices in these locations have outh-west London continues to be seen tenants naturally gravitate towards a popular choice for professional these new build type developments in tenants despite the political their market places for their security, uncertainty, legislative amendments and modern appliances, low running costs, tax changes we have seen this year. on-site gyms, concierge A range of factors, and not to mention the including large residential new tube station on the investment projects, Northern Line opening in excellent transport Battersea in 2020. links, low council tax With prime central rates and some of the London rental prices greenest open spaces showing no signs of in London, has kept the rallying, conversely while lettings market stable as South West London we approach the end of continues to see major 2017. investment in Nine Elms One of the biggest Daniel Giordanelli and Battersea power reasons for this station, combining with sustained demand for infrastructure enhancements in Europe’s rental property specifically in southlargest regeneration project at Elephant west London, has been the explosion and Castle, a buy to let investment of new developments currently shaping continues to be a good option in SW the skyline in Battersea, Putney, London in 2017. Wandsworth, Nine Elms, and Putney.

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ocated within 5 minutes of Wandsworth Town Overground station, this luxurious apartment boasts two well-sized double bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and shower. The Battersea Reach Development has 24hour concierge an on-site gym – perfect for those with a busy lifestyle. Also in the development you have The Waterfront Restaurant, Cake Boy and a Tesco’s which is open until 11pm. The area is famous for some of London’s most sought-after pubs. It is just a short journey away from Fulham, Northcote Road and Battersea Park, along with the Common and the Southside Shopping Complex. Perfect for a couple or sharers who have high standards and want the very best of London.

LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT Britannia Point houses 182 apartments, now available to rent in this landmark regeneration of the iconic Brown and Root Tower, in Colliers Wood. The 17-storey, glass-clad building houses one and two-bedroom apartments with retail and leisure facilities on the ground floor. Voted London’s ugliest building in 2006, the block has undergone a striking transformation by developer, Criterion Capital. The apartments have open plan living rooms with bespoke fitted kitchens and wooden flooring. All the bedrooms have inbuilt storage and contemporary shower rooms. The properties will be released six floors at a time. Colliers Wood – bordering Wimbledon and Tooting – is in Zone 3 and offers direct access into Central London via the Northern Line underground services. Esmee Jones, Regional Lettings Director at KFH says: “Britannia Point offers impressive accommodation with great transport links. Both Waterloo and Bank stations are 25 minutes away. The popularity of Wimbledon and Tooting is spreading to Colliers Wood making it a sought after area with great amenities and restaurants.” Britannia Point, Colliers Wood, from £1,350pcm, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 3792 4547

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ith unrivalled panoramic views across London, this brand new, triplex penthouse apartment in the heart of regenerated Croydon tops a breath-taking development. Saffron Central Square is a development that offers quintessentially modern living facilities including a welcoming entrance lobby with 24-hour concierge service, entry phone system, secure underground parking and a state of the art residents-only fitness suite and library. The apartment is set over three floors with a stunning reception space including the beautiful sky lounge with a huge glass terrace. The whole apartment is complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the rooms with light and offers views from every aspect. The owner has taken the brand new Berkeley build and added superb extra interior design and finishes over and beyond the handover specification. The apartment layout is perfect for a single, couple or family with a complete floor of bedroom space comprising a large master suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom, another double suite with en suite bathroom plus a third spacious third double bedroom with a separate family bathroom. Everything is brand new and finished to the highest of specifications. A solid

contemporary glass spiral staircase links the floors. On the middle floor there is a huge open plan reception room with contemporary fireplace, as well as dining area, excellent open plan kitchen with breakfast bar, library/study and a separate TV room. The staircase leads up to the amazing sky lounge with floor to ceiling glass windows with a bar and huge sofa with fireplace to enjoy the views from this penthouse position. There is also a large glass terrace with outside furniture including a portable kitchen for entertaining. The apartment also has two underground parking spaces located conveniently by the lift. This unique property simply must be seen. Saffron Square includes an iconic 43-storey tower surrounded by popular amenities including the Whitgift shopping centre and the new Box Park with its plethora of bars and restaurants. Trains from West Croydon – a fiveminute walk away – take 30 minutes into Canary Wharf, while from East Croydon trains take 15 minutes into London or Gatwick Airport and 35 minutes to Brighton.

VICTORIAN MAISONNETTE From the street this split level maisonnette has its own front door with stairs leading to an entrance hall with a kitchen/breakfast room to the rear, a gleaming white bathroom, a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a reception room. The stairs lead on up to the top floor where there is another large double bedroom with plenty of eaves storage space. The property retains many attractive features of the Victorian period including sash windows, a fireplace, high ceilings and wooden floors. It has the added benefit of a private rear garden accessed from the balcony and external stairs off the kitchen. The charming period home is set within the Leigham Hall conservation area of Streatham Hill, which is ideally placed for an easy commute into Central London. Keymer Road, Streatham, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

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168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111  battersea@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

Balham 73-79 Balham High Road, Balham SW12  020 8772 8000  balham@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

11–13 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12  020 8618 2013  balham@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

174A Lavender Hill SW11  020 7924 2255  info@jacksonsestateagents.com

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Sales – 8-11 Station Road, Balham SW12  020 8675 6565  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

108 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7228 2666  sbc@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Lettings – 115 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 6565  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com Sales & Lettings – 120 Balham High Road SW12  020 8772 9373  sales.balham@lauristons.com  lettings.balham@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050  balham@palacegatesestates.co.uk www.palacegatesestates.co.uk

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944  sbp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk 7a Albion Riverside, Hester Road, Battersea Park, SW11  020 3597 7670  battersea@knightfrank.co.uk www.knightfrank.co.uk

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Knight Frank Riverside, 7a Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road SW11  020 3597 7670  matthew.smith@knightfrank.co.uk

Knight Frank

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45 Balham Hill SW12  020 8673 4377  balham_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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Barnes

Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404  battersea@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

48 Barnes High Street, SW13  020 3728 2288  barnes@foxtons.co.uk

238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900  battersea@savills.com www.savills.com

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Knight Frank

56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130  barnes@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11  fmoynihan@savills.com www.savills.co.uk/waterfront

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73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333  barnes_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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Unit C1 Vista, 346 Queenstown Road, London SW8  020 3642 9711  battersea@knightfrank.co.uk www.knightfrank.co.uk

Brixton

198 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7924 2777  manager.battersea@bairstowevescountrywide.co.uk www.bairstoweves.co.uk 21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100  battersea@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk

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Battersea & Nine Elms

Battersea 280/278 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7228 2629  battersea@acquireestateagents.co.uk

29 Battersea Square SW11  020 7924 3130  info@thresherowen.co.uk www.thresherowen.co.uk

Stone C11 M13 Y30 K32 White Background colour: Purple C81 M93 Y39 K38

THRESHER OWEN

506–508 Brixton Road, Brixton SW9  020 7704 5757  brixton@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

29 BATTERSEA SQUARE LONDON SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 7924 - 3130 Email: info@thresherowen.co.uk Web: www.thresherowen.co.uk

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Clapham 27-31 The Pavement SW4  020 7498 8686  clapham@hamptons-int.com

2 Barry Parade, Barry Road SE22  020 8299 3021  post@roybrooks.co.uk www.roybrooks.co.uk

www.hamptons.co.uk 73 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 8875 7995  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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Sales – 30 The Pavement, Clapham SW4  020 3700 8555  scc@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

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390-392 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 8963 5100  earlsfield@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

44 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 3280 3514  clapham.sales@kfh.co.uk

372-374 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8971 7070  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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Sales – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6750  robert.french@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

517-519 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 3280 3521  earlsfield.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Lettings – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6756  anna.czaban@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Lettings – 334 Garratt Lane, SW18  020 3280 3522  earlsfield.lettings@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666  clapham_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

Lettings - 370 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8879 6205  earlsfield@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588  clapham@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk 131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com 1-3 Old Town SW12  020 7627 5566  clapham@sheratonlaw.com www.sheratonlaw.com

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Coombe Hill 259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393  hani@coomberesidential.com www.coomberesidential.com 360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

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94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk

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181-183 Kennington Lane, SE11  020 7840 3205  kennington@atkinsonmcleod.com www.atkinsonmcleod.com 292-294 Kennington Road, SE11  ske@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

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Southfields 251-251b Wimbledon Park Road SW19  020 8871 9655  southfields.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

173-177 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1  020 8879 2121  kingston@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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Streatham 82 Streatham High Road, Streatham SW16  020 8150 5400  streatham@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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Putney 175 Putney High Street, Putney SW15  020 8355 1000  putney@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

1 Leigham Court Road, SW16  020 8769 8744  sst@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

1 Putney Hill, Putney SW15  020 3280 3545  putneyhill.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk 81-83 Lower Richmond Road, West Putney SW15  020 3280 3558  westputney.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

46-50 Streatham Hill, Streatham, London SW2  020 8769 6699  streatham@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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Sales & Lettings – 188 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 8780  sales.putney@lauristons.com  lettings.putney@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com

47-49 Mitcham Road, SW17  020 3728 2150  tooting@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

198 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 6111  cbell@savills.com www.savills.com

58-60 Tooting High Street, SW17  020 8767 1400  sto@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  sales@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk 139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  lettings@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk 196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295  putney@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800  richmond@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100  mgthompson@savills.com www.savills.com

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Wandsworth 370 Old York Road SW18  020 8480 4444  wandsworthtown@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk

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Wandsworth – Between the Commons

113 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3280 3556  westdulwich.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk 26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

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98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081  wimbledon@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  batteresa_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk 131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

Knight Frank

81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  sales.wimbledon@lauristons.com  lettings.wimbledon@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com

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Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  wandsworth@carterjonas.co.uk www.carterjonas.co.uk 34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222  bellevueroad@rymer-irens.com www.rymer-irens.com

Knight Frank

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  wandsworthsales@ramptonbaseley.com  wandsworthlettings@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  newhomes@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com 35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  rentalenquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk 1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111  cmoon@savills.com www.savills.com

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BACKTO THEFUTURE This seven-bedroom, period house has been converted back to its original role as a grand single house after spending years divided into apartments

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t offers a rarely available opportunity to acquire a spacious, semi-detached home on Palace Road – considered to be East Molesey’s finest residential street. Extensive works have been carried out to a high specifications, using only the best quality materials. All that is required to complete the transformation is some final works to the bathrooms and landscaping. Once finished the house will be exceptional and one of the finest of its type in the area. The main house is arranged over three floors and extends over 5,000 sq ft. Its impressive size allows every room to make a statement with its generous proportions. Overall the house feels spacious and light. The front door opens onto a large and beautiful central hallway with wooden floors offering access to all the rooms on the ground floor, including three large reception rooms and the recently extended and refurbished kitchen. This large, eat-in kitchen is the hub of the

house and offers views over the mature gardens to the rear. The stunning kitchen has underfloor heating, oak floors and a large utility/boot room with separate access. On the first floor, again accessed off a spacious landing, are three large bedrooms including the master suite, with bathroom. There is a further family bathroom also on this level. On the top floor there are three large double bedrooms and an extra bedroom with a kitchen annex suitable for an aupair or long family visits. The house is in the heart of East Molesey, close to Hampton Court Palace and the banks of the River Thames. The area is well known for its attractive treelined streets and grand detached houses close to the local cafés, restaurants and amenities.

‘A rarely available opportunity to acquire a spacious, semi-detached home on Palace Road’

Palace Road, East Molesey KT8, £2,850,000, Knight Frank 01372 464496

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WELCOMING HOME Malvern Cottage is a very pretty, detached, double-fronted Victorian family house with the extra benefit of having a large, beautifully presented, self-contained annexe ideal for guests or dependent family

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he house is located in the centre of this sought-after village and in a conservation area and has been modernised and improved over the past 15 years to create a very welcoming house with much character, as it retains many original features. On the ground floor is a welcoming hallway with the original tiled floor, a sitting room – a lovely room with bay window, fireplace and wood floor – and a separate dining room which is, again, full of character with a bay window and woodburner. The hub of this home is the kitchen which has a country feel with stone floor and exposed brick walls. There is also a lovely snug/family room, bathroom and a utility room. Upstairs is split into two areas with a large master bedroom suite to the rear of the house with its own dressing room and modern en suite wet room. To the front of the house are a further two double bedrooms and another modern shower room. The self-contained annex completes this superb home. It has a modern feel

with a large open plan reception room with fitted kitchen and a separate double bedroom with bathroom. To the rear is a large private garden with decked sun terrace, lawn and masses of shrubs and trees. To the front is an offroad parking space which leads to the former garage, now used as a playroom but easily reinstated. Grendon is a popular village and benefits from a public house, primary school and a nursery. Local shopping facilities are available in the surrounding villages of Yardley Hastings and Wollaston with a wider selection of shops, schools and leisure amenities available in Olney, Wellingborough, Northampton and Milton Keynes. Main line stations are located in Wellingborough and Northampton with London only 55 minutes away, the A45 and M1 is also very accessible making this ideal for commuters.

‘Modernised and improved, while retaining many original features’

Malvern Cottage, Main Road, Grendon, Northamptonshire NN7, Guide Price £599,500, Fine & Country Northants 01604 309030

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The gift of a dream home

Ready for change in the New Year? The festive season is a prime time to promote your property as people are looking for a change as the New Year approaches. With more spare time to search property portals, your home may be spotted by the perfect buyer just in time for 2018. Contact us now for a free valuation and marketing advice for your property over the winter holidays. 01604 309030 or email northampton@fineandcountry.com

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LAST WORD Kate Hancock, Group Marketing Manager Octagon Developments Ltd Describe your property career to date. Growing up, I always had an interest in property, and after completing my A Levels, I started my first job as a sales negotiator for Foxtons. It was intense, but a great first job that gave me the training, discipline and skill set I needed to start building a career in the industry. Three years later I joined Savills in Cobham, quickly developing a taste for the luxury market, which is where I came across Octagon – I loved both the product and the Company ethos, and joined their Land & Sales team in 2012. Having always had an interest in the creative and marketing side of the business (and being extremely organised!), I began shadowing of our former Marketing Director, David Smith, learning all I could from him before he retired in April 2016. Now, as Group Marketing Manager, I oversee everything from advertising and launches to hoardings and site visits, as well as the day to day liaison with our external agencies. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? It has to be the variety; it’s a bit of a cliché, but no two days are ever the same! One moment I’ll be working with interior designers or meeting with local agents, the next is planning budgets and arranging photography – the only constant is that I’m always busy!

Describe the biggest challenges. In challenging markets, we need to work even harder to ensure each of our homes is presented perfectly – from the interior design, to stunning photography, and making sure that Octagon are in the right publications that are targeting the right audience. We also need to be aware of implementing the ever evolving digital tools and using them to our advantage, such as 3D models and interactive virtual tours – something that has proved particularly useful for our overseas buyers. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in marketing? Work experience is a must – I put in the hours at a lot of places before starting a full time job, from a publishing company in London to an independent interior designer firm in Surrey. It helped to give me focus, to work out my strengths and discover what it was I actually enjoyed doing. Also, to ask questions! I’m always picking the brains of those who’ve been successful within the property industry, whether the Directors here at Octagon, the local agents we work with or the site managers on our developments. I learn something new every time. Where do you turn to for fresh inspiration to market your properties? As well as checking what the competition is up to, I often look at other luxury marques –

usually cars, fashion, jewellery and watches. Sometimes their advertising approach is perfectly in tune with our Octagon messaging. I also try and go to live events like the big interior exhibitions, and see how other businesses related to luxury housebuilding are presenting themselves. What is your top location south of the river? I would have to say it is Wimbledon Village, where we are just about to launch Eagle House, a Grade II listed mansion converted into eight luxury apartments. For somewhere so central and well-connected it really does have a community feel. As well as the Common, I love the amazing fashion boutiques, independent specialist shops, cafés and restaurants – and of course the fact it comes to life in a spectacularly glamourous way when the tennis is in town! If you were not in property marketing, what career would you choose and why? Interior design is a big hobby of mine – I love getting inspiration from our gorgeous Showhomes and seeing the latest interior trends at Chelsea Harbour, although this does mean I want to re decorate my apartment far too often! Travel is also a key thing for me – I’ve been to 4 continents this year alone! – so perhaps an international interior designer?

Naturally exceptional A dream home deserves the ultimate design & build service

020 8481 7500 | OCTAGONBESPOKE.CO.UK

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MOVE

Faster. Sell with Knight Frank

Our understanding of the ever-changing market enables us to price your property accurately, so you can rely on Knight Frank to get you moving. Call us today to arrange your free market appraisal: 01932 964156 cobham@knightfrank.com

Guide price £1,650,000

West Horsley, Surrey

A rare an unusual opportunity to purchase an imposing period semi-detached home. Approximately 8.5 acres arranged with 3 separate paddocks, stables, gardens, a swimming pool and outbuildings. 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast/utility room. EPC Rating: E cobham@knightfrank.com Office: 01932 964156

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Guide price £2,995,000

Oxshott, Surrey

A detached home set over 3 floors located on a mature plot approaching 3/4 of an acre in one of Oxshott’s most popular roads, walking distance to Oxshott station and Danes Hill School. 5 bedrooms, 3-4 reception rooms, 5 bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/boot room, media room. EPC rating: B cobham@knightfrank.com Office: 01932 964156

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Albany Close, Esher KT10

Built by Lusso Homes, 1 Albany Close features approximately 10,000 sq ft of luxurious accommodation

KnightFrank.co.uk/esher esher@knightfrank.com 01372 464496

The property is situated on a stunning west facing plot measuring approximately 0.72 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds. 6 bedrooms, 7 reception rooms, 7 bathrooms, swimming pool, garage, private parking Approx. 9882 sq ft, EPC rating: B.

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