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The big give-away in the Autumn Budget was the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers for homes worth up to £300,000 – but is it enough to help Londoners?


ccording to John-Paul Burrough, sales manager at Marsh & Parsons in Tooting, every little helps. His office has seen more enquires from first-timers since the Budget announcement and he thinks it will have a positive effect. “It’s too early to judge the full effect because people are still thinking about it, but I think next year it will have a positive effect. People will spend time over the Christmas holidays working out finances and probably asking the bank of mum and dad. They might say that now that stamp duty is down, ‘let’s get on with it’. “It’s definitely a good time for first time buyers. There are opportunities in south London for them to find a one-bedroom or two-bedroom flat or cottage with a wide variety of property types. “At Marsh & Parsons, we recently sold a cottage for £485,000. With bank rates going up now is the time. I don’t understand why people are all keen to buy when other people are buying, but when the market is steady they hesitate. Now the market is a little bit more relaxed, this is the time to look round and go for it.” While the Treasury calculated that about 80% of first-time buyers will pay no stamp duty at all, the picture is not so rosy in London with its higher prices. However, according to Savills, with the average first-time buyer home in the capital now costing £479,000, this cuts the stamp duty bill from £13,950 to £8,950. The reduction is expected to appeal to the bank

of mum and dad who are typically reluctant to give any more of their money to the Treasury. Despite the good news for firsttimers not everyone is cheering. The Office for Budget Responsibility warned that the give-away could backfire by pushing up house prices. While mortgage lenders said the initiative would do little to address the difficulties existing owners have in moving up the ladder or downsizing. Since the financial crises housing transactions have slumped by about 35%, with the current stamp duty regime resulting in 146,000 few housing transactions during the past five years, according to Santander and the think tank the Centre for Economics and Business Research. This inability of existing owners to move – largely thanks to hefty stamp duty – has a knock-on effect of limiting the supply for first-time buyers.

ollowing in her big brother’s footsteps, two-year-old Princess Charlotte will start her schooldays with the new term at the Willcocks Nursery School in Prince Consort Road, close to home at Kensington Palace. So a split-level apartment which is on the market just around the corner in Kensington’s Queen’s Gate should excite a lot more interest than usual. The three-bedroom apartment has stunning vistas of the Royal Albert Hall. It has an abundance of reception space, a well-proportioned kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The flat is located in a grand building at the top of Queen’s Gate, moments from Hyde Park. It is on the market for £5.5million with Russell Simpson 020 7225 0277


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beautifully presented, four-bedroom family house which is arranged over three floors. At the front of the house is the double reception room, while to the rear is the open plan kitchen and dining room arranged around a central island unit. The current owners have carefully refurbished this space to create bright and spacious family living and entertaining space. Jeypore Road, Wandsworth, SW18, £1,395,000, Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222



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THE WORD Patrick Rampton, Director Rampton Baseley, looks ahead to a challenging new year


he market has obviously been affected by recent political events, with a muchincreased level of anxiety amongst buyers. For the past 18 months or so, there has been an undersupply of quality, committed buyers, and an oversupply of mediocre, expensive stock. Consequently, with oversupply and underdemand, prices have fallen. According to our research, prices came off about 8% in the year after the Brexit referendum, and have come off a further 2-3% since the election a year later. We think that the market is probably still softening, but may well firm up over the New Year with an influx of new buyers. We envisage the first six months of 2018 as probably the last decent market for quite a while. We hear that Prime Central London sales, where so much is dependent upon investment purchasers and purchasers of choice, transaction volumes have fallen 3040% since Brexit.  Locally, the flat market (dependent upon first time buyers and investment buyers) and the top end of the market (up-sizers and luxury purchasers) has been very hard, as both these sets of buyers are buyers of choice rather than necessity.  On a brighter note, in our particular market, the family market (75% of our sales are houses in the £1.25-£1.75m price range) around the Commons, things have held up very well. We are dealing largely with buyers of necessity; people always get married, have kids and have to move from flats to houses or from medium-sized London houses to big country houses, regardless of events in the wider political world. And as ever, death, debt and divorce stalk the market. The underlying market in our area is actually very strong. We had ten properties go to sealed bids ranging from £700k to £2m in the run-up to Christmas. But you


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 well placed for schools, sports and leisure.

have to get three things right; you have to start with a good product, you have to use a good agent (which we are), and you have to get the price right (with which we can help you). If you start selling too high, you will definitely end up selling too low – a recent analysis of over 370,000 house sales in the UK carried out by the consumer magazine Which?, found that properties with asking Savills Weybridge 01932 838013 prices just 5% above where they should be, resulted in a sales prices 10% lower than the correctly price comparable properties. These falls in prices and the heightened wariness of buyers, this market softening, has actually helped our agency’s performance. Our turnover is up Roxie 35% year on year. We believe that this is 585 Garratt Lane, because when the market London SW18 4ST gets tough, sellers want 020 8944 9602 an agent who knows what they’re doing. A professional, Where? trustworthy agent, Earlsfield who might cost a bit more, but What’s it like? will handle the Roxie’s is truly a hidden gem! Our clients sale of their and buyers who live in the area continuously most precious recommended this restaurant to us. The asset with service is excellent and, having eaten there professionalism several times in the past, I have never been and skill. We disappointed. There is a fantastic ambience are currently along with friendly, attentive staff which achieving over makes all the difference. 98% of asking Rebecca May price for all sales And the food? Sales Manager this year, and in the I chose the fillet steak which just KFH Earlsfield past six weeks we melted in the mouth and was have had sealed bids cooked to perfection. Roxie’s on nine properties is definitely my go to for a ranging from £700k perfect steak and glass of to £2m. The buyers are red wine! there, they just want to see sensible pricing.



Cheriton Square, SW17 £1,275,000 his beauti ul, our-bedroom amil home boasts a double reception room ith a eature fireplace and a spacious kitchen/dining area which leads out to a private south-facing garden. Freehold. EPC=D

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Clavering Avenue, SW13 ÂŁ1,650,000 An exceptional, semi-detached five-bedroom house located on a quiet sought-after street close to Hammersmith Bridge. Freehold. EPC=E Barnes Sales: 020 8033 9040

Lillian Road, SW13 ÂŁ3500 per month A beautifully presented three-bedroom house with south-facing garden, located in a charming cul de sac in Barnes, moments from the River Thames. EPC=D Barnes Lettings: 020 8033 9040 Property-review-south-Jan 2018.indd 4 Marsh parsons output.indd 4

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A VERY IMPORTANT DECISION We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 418 offices across 60 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. To arrange for a free market appraisal, please call us on 020 3641 5936 or visit  

Guide price: £875,000

Park Mansions, Battersea Park SW11 A larger than average 1st floor apartment in the desirable Park Mansions situated on the Prince of Wales Drive. The apartment has a balcony and a reception room with views towards Battersea Park. 2 double bedrooms, reception room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, balcony. EPC: D. Approximately 86.2 sq m (928 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 5936


Guide price: £1,695,000

Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms SW11 A rare 12th floor apartment presented in beautiful condition and enjoying dual aspect views. Master bedroom with en suite, 2 further bedrooms, guest bathroom, utility, kitchen, dining/reception room, balcony, concierge, leisure facilities. EPC: B. Approximately 120 sq m (1,292 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 5936


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Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4 A stylish Victorian terrace house meticulously refurbished throughout with a 48 ft rear garden. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, dining room, open plan kitchen, guest cloakroom, cellar, garden. EPC: D. Approximately 206.4 sq m (2,222 sq ft). Office: 020 8022 6116  


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Gowrie Road, Clapham SW11 A beautiful family townhouse with a garden and roof terrace located off Clapham North Side. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/dining room, guest cloakroom, garden, roof terrace. EPC: D. Approximately 174 sq m (1,873 sq ft). Office: 020 8022 6116  


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Boxtree House, Imperial Wharf SW6 A well-appointed apartment comprising spacious living and lovely balcony with gorgeous views of the grounds and river. Finished to a high standard throughout and feauring bright, spacious living. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, reception, balcony, concierge. EPC: C. Approximately 75 sq m (805 sq ft).  Office: 020 3641 5934


Guide price: £775,000

Watermans Quay, Fulham SW6 A newly renovated, stylish, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom flat with river views and a river facing balcony in Regent on the River. The flat is internally brand new and there is a demised parking space and concierge. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/reception, balcony, concierge. EPC: B. Approximately 78 sq m (840 sq ft).  Office: 020 3641 5934


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Bell Yard Mews, Southwark SE1 Unique, brand new three bedroom apartment Located on one of the most fashionable streets in London, this newly renovated flat is set over two floors and features brand new appliances throughout. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, 2 terraces, utility room and lift access. EPC: C. Approximately 181.84 sq m (1,957 sq ft).   Leasehold: approximately 112 years remaining

Guide price: £2,750,000 020 7768 0807        




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A VERY IMPORTANT DECISION We pride ourselves on exceptional service and unrivalled market knowledge, with a global network of 418 offices across 60 countries that can showcase your property to the widest possible audience. To arrange a free market appraisal, please call us on 020 7768 0994 or visit      

Guide price: £2,900,000

Henderson Road, Wandsworth SW18 An immaculately finished semi-detached family house of substantial proportions. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en suite), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, downstairs cloakroom, utility room, 62ft rear garden, off street parking, garden office. EPC: E. Approximately: 244.04 sq m (2,627 sq ft). Office: 020 7768 0994


Guide price: £4,250,000

Baskerville Road, Wandsworth SW18 A beautifully presented house located on the Toast Rack with direct access to Wandsworth Common. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, guest cloakroom, utility, cellar, garden. EPC: E. Approximately 329.8 sq m (3,550 sq ft). Office: 020 7768 0994


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Guide price: £1,365,000

Gladstone Road, Wimbledon SW19 A beautiful period family home located in the heart of Wimbledon Town. Master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, double reception room, kitchen/dining room, garden and roof terrace. EPC: E. Approximately 181 sq m (1,948 sq ft). Office: 020 8022 1358


Guide price: £2,695,000

Courthope Road, Wimbledon SW19 A substantial semi-detached period family house. Master bedroom with en suite, 4 further bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms, kitchen, 3 reception rooms, WC, garden and 2 storey garden lodge. EPC: D. Approximately 296.1 sq m (3,188 sq ft). Office: 020 8022 1358


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Our local expertise and global network mean that we can find a reliable tenant for your property and with the lettings marketing in full flow now is the time to maximise your rental income. Contact us today on 020 3866 2930 to arrange your free market appraisal or visit

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Altissima House, Queenstown Road SW11 Brand new flat located on the first floor over looking the developments private gardens. Bedroom, bathroom, reception/kitchen room. The Vista development benefits from a gym, 24 hour concierge, swimming pool and sauna. EPC: B. Approximately 47 sq m (507 sq ft). Office: 020 3866 2930

administration fee of £276 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Ombudsman Services: Property.


Guide price: £2,000 per week

Alexandra Avenue, Battersea SW8 This apartment is presented over three floors avaliable for a short let situated in a secure development.       3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, reception/kitchen room and a private patio. Also benefiting from 24 hour concierge and an underground parking space.  EPC: C. Approximately 199 sq m (2,139 sq ft). Office: 020 3866 2930


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Guide price: £3,750 per calendar month

Copse Hill, Wimbledon SW20 Spacious duplex apartment within this brand new, exclusive development in West Wimbledon. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large reception room, 2 reception rooms, high specification kitchen, terrace, 2 balconies and underground parking for 2 cars. EPC: B. Approximately 168.2 sq m (1,810 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 7650

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Guide price: £7,000 per calendar month

Grange Park Place, Wimbledon SW20 Contemporary family house situated within this small private estate. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, terrace, rear garden, garage and off street parking. EPC: C. Approximately 311 sq m (3,348 sq ft). Office: 020 3641 7650


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Open plan living area/kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 2 further double bedrooms ø further bathroom ø south facing balcony ø 22ft roof terrace ø lift ø 122 sq m (1,307 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Double reception room ø dining room/kitchen ø master bedroom ø guest bedroom with en-suite shower room ø 3 further bedrooms ø further family bathroom ø garden ø 133 sq m (1,428 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £1.5 million Share of Freehold

Guide £1.225 million Freehold

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Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 3 bedrooms ø family bathroom ø garden ø 92.5 sq m (996 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Open plan reception room/kitchen ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø further double bedroom ø further bathroom ø balcony ø 94 sq m (1,012 sq ft) ø EPC=C



Guide £899,950 Freehold

Guide £899,950 Share of Freehold

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SUBSTANTIAL SEMI DETACHED FAMILY HOUSE WITH GENEROUS OFF STREET PARKING trinity road, sw18 3 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 double bedrooms (3 en suite) ø 4 bathrooms ø utility room ø 2 cloakrooms ø laundry room ø wine store ø 88ft west facing garden ø 447 sq m (4,811 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £3.6 million Freehold

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SET BACK BEHIND OFF STREET PARKING WITH A STUNNING KITCHEN THAT OPENS ONTO THE WEST FACING GARDEN park hill, sw4 Reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø study ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 bath/shower rooms ø utility room ø cloakroom ø 43ft west facing garden ø off street parking ø 204 sq m (2,196 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Guide £1.5 million Freehold

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New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms – the UK’s largest fruit and vegetable market – has unveiled the first phase of its £130m development which will see it become London’s dominant food hub. The Food Exchange is a workspace, kitchen space and venue that will form the first stage of the Food Quarter, with 40,000 square feet of space to let. It will house Mission Kitchen, with shared kitchens and space for 130 foot businesses. It will also include a cookery school for ambitious cooks and professionals, an evolving food museum, a test kitchen and an outside space, that can host anything from beehives to polytunnels for growing. Private studios are ready to rent from February next year, for businesses working in food, including food magazines, photographers, producers, PR agencies, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, recipe developers, stylists and writers.

FLYAWAY London councils opposed to Heathrow expansion, have told the Transport Select Committee that the most recent evidence published by the Government demonstrates that a third runway would cause unacceptable air and noise pollution. They say that if ministers continue to support a third runway it will blight the area around the airport while failing to solve the need for extra airport capacity in the South East. Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, said: “If there is a need for more capacity in the South East it can built more quickly at Gatwick. It would be achieved at a lower cost and within lawful pollution limits with fewer people affected by noise. It would also offer more domestic routes than Heathrow.”


rixton now has its own currency known as the Brixton Pound – and Marsh & Parsons is backing it with a £5,000 donation to the Brixton Fund a project that supports the Brixton Pound. Local currencies are catching on across the UK. They are mutual aid networks in which people exchange goods and services – a bit like a barter system. Local businesses can apply to The Brixton Fund for grants for projects that strengthen the community, increase employment opportunities and tackle exclusion. The donation from Marsh & Parsons, was the latest example of their support for local communities. This year they sponsored more than 60 events across London and donated more than £50,000 to worthy causes. Over the past 10 years they have built strong relationships with local schools, charities and not for profit organisations. Earlier this year they opened their 28th office in Brixton and set about supporting the community spirit. The Brixton Pound is a paper-based currency, aimed at keeping money spent in Brixton in local circulation and supporting local businesses. Over 250 businesses around Lambeth have signed up. Adam Garner, Brixton lettings manager, was on the selection committee of the Brixton Fund, says: “It’s been an exciting year in Brixton and our office opening was a great success. We’ve been delighted to have been able to support so many worthy causes through the Brixton Fund and it’s been amazing to meet and talk to the people who have benefited from these donations and be a part of the vital work the Brixton Pound does for the community. We hope to continue to be involved and help in any way we can for many years to come.”

OOPSILETMYHOME! London has the highest proportion of accidental landlords than anywhere else in the country, according to Countrywide. Accidental landlords are classified as people who planned to sell their home but failed to get a high enough price, so instead decided to rent. According to analysis from the lettings network this trend has added about 80,000 rental properties to the market this year, nationwide. This year 12.5 per cent of homes coming onto the rental market in London had previously been up for sale. Countrywide says that unlike traditional landlords, accidental landlords tend to stay in the rental sector for a much shorter period of time. Nearly nine out of ten such landlords put their properties back on sale after the first tenant moves out.


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t takes just eight minutes for house-hunters to make their mind up about a property, according to Foxtons, who questioned more than 2,000 buyers. The buyers said that after less than 10 minutes inside a property they knew whether it was a dead-duck or worth getting a mortgage sorted. According to Foxtons, when it comes to viewing a property online, the average person takes eight minutes to choose whether to visit or not – as long as the listing is authentic. More than three-quarters confessed to irritation at a property profile that did not reflect the true state of the home on offer. Six in ten people find it impossible to see how big the rooms are looking at an online listing, and 49 per cent can’t tell how light they are. More than one in ten complained they can’t tell the colour of the walls in rooms and 52 per cent can’t understand how overlooked a property is. A spokesperson for Foxtons, which commissioned the research to launch their new virtual tour by Matterport, said: “While making a decision on a property may take only a matter of a number of minutes, we expect that the need to physically visit a property will remain strong for the foreseeable future. However, a 3D virtual tour can be the most convenient and cost-effective way to start and narrow down the property search for an individual. “This offers an experience similar to that of virtual reality, but with the added bonus of being accessible from the customer’s home. A 3D tour makes it possible to walk through the property virtually on a customer’s computer or mobile device.” The study also revealed that it requires only two visits on average to choose a new home – but not before seeing nearly 40 other properties; 28 online and 10 in person. The spokesperson added: “The survey results show that 50 per cent of us would take our friends or family to view our potential new home before making the final decision, and 97 per cent involve others in the decision-making process. Findings showed immediate no-nos were a scruffy front door, damp patches, noisy main roads and cracks in walls. Come-ons included flowers in vases, a private parking spot and green spaces.

IT’SAWRAP! For the second year running Roy Brooks have used their offices as collection points for the campaign Wrap Up London, which distributes coats to the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence. Jane Robathan, marketing manager at Roy Brooks Estate Agency, says: “We’re lucky to have homes, so we started doing something for those who don’t.” Roy Brooks delivered hundreds of flyers to local households to highlight the cause and an impressive total of 247 coats were dropped off by local residents. Felicity Blair, director of the agency is delighted: “It’s heart-warming to know that people have taken the trouble to donate coats again. We’ve collected almost 50 more than last year, let’s see if we can keep improving!”

Wallace Jaffray, sales negotiator, Felicity Blair, director and Victoria Peel, sales support

How will the Stamp Duty cut help first time buyers in London? ROBIN CHATWIN SAVILLS The abolition of Stamp Duty for first time buyers up to £300,000, and reduced up to £500,000, is definitely a case of ‘every little helps’. As it isn’t possible to borrow against Stamp Duty, this will temper some of the pressure on first time buyers at the time of completion, but does not impact the real challenge – that of the deposit requirement, particularly in higher value markets. We might expect, however, that the bank of mum and dad may be more willing to help out, safe in the knowledge that their cash is not going to the Treasury.

DARREN BAKER LAURISTONS The government’s recent announcement of a reduction in the Stamp Duty liability for first time buyers up to £500,000, with full relief on the first £300,000, has certainly grabbed some headlines, but is unlikely to make a difference to those struggling to ‘get a foot on the ladder’. The saving for a qualifying first time buyer at £500,000 is £5,000. Certainly a welcome saving but, in the context of the overall costs in making that first purchase, in particular raising the necessary deposit to secure a mortgage, is not likely to cause someone stuck in the long-term cycle of renting to now be able to get onto the ladder. Should this Stamp Duty relief have the desired impact of making home ownership more affordable, those first time buyers would be purchasing in an environment where demand has increased without any commensurate increase in supply, causing prices to rise further and quickly cancel out the saving.


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Will banning letting agency fees lead to higher rents?


Marc Wiehe, Director Winkworths Streatham and Herne Hill


It certainly sounds like good news for tenants on the face of it: a ban on the exorbitant fees charged by some letting agents to arrange the start of your tenancy. However they need to be careful what they wish for…the proposed ban still requires a Government consultation to be completed before it is implemented, but the impact on the UK housing market could be far reaching in terms of rent increases, especially as recent changes to tax legislation since April has led to a dramatic reduction in the number of landlords buying investment properties. The proof is there: in Scotland, fees were banned in 2012 and rents have been growing faster than in other parts of the UK. With the added pressure that fewer rental properties are now coming on to the market to serve the growing rental population, it will be the basic economic laws of supply and demand that ultimately dictate the rental price of property. Landlords will have little choice but to absorb letting agent fees themselves and, in time, will pass these on to tenants. In my view, credible, regulated letting agencies should be allowed to recover their reasonable costs. Some agents have added fuel to the fire by simply exploiting tenants with charges that bear absolutely no relation to the work entailed. Rents are likely to rise faster than house prices over the next five years, so the overall outlook for tenants is not great. A better solution would have been to create a more competitive fee environment (and yes, penalise some unjustifiable over-charging by the less scrupulous agents) whilst at the same time ensuring that landlords are not further discouraged from the investment market. If instead there was a bold public policy decision to support the expansion of rental housing (rather than the inverse) this would increase supply which would in turn, help maintain affordable rents.


superb, luxury, one-bedroom apartment close to Streatham Hill Station. This good size, modern property has an open plan kitchen/reception room with quality integrated appliances including built-in microwave and conventional ovens, fridge/freezer and a full-size dishwasher. There is also a large luxury bathroom with bath and shower and a full-size double bedroom with fitted floor-to-ceiling wardrobes. The washing machine is housed in a utility closet in the hall and the apartment has very low running costs overall due to the high specification heating, doubleglazing and thick cavity insulation. The apartment has a private balcony and access to a landscaped resident’s communal gardens. Resident’s security is paramount with electronic fob-accessed entrance and storage area. A lift and stairs lead to all floors. Located in a very convenient location by Streatham Hill station, which runs a speedy commuter service into London Victoria (17 minutes), the apartment is close to many shops, bars, cafés and amenities on Streatham High Road. The property is available exclusively through Winkworth and is presented unfurnished and available to let from January 2018. Grevillehurst House, SW2, £1,300 per month, Winkworths Streatham 020 8769 6699


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Triumphant three bed semi with a 75ft garden that faces south west. Kitchen/diner, reception and period features. Seconds away from Peckham Rye Park and near great schools, trains/ Overground links, shops, bars and restaurants.


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PLENTY OFFRONT This outstanding Victorian semi-detached, double-fronted house, with a beautiful south-facing garden, occupies a highlydesirable position at the top of this prime street off Wandsworth Common and is on the market for the first time in 30 years


ith six bedrooms and three reception rooms it is perfect for a large family looking for a premium location and could be extended further into the basement. The substantial Victorian home has been well maintained and has an elegant frontage and retains a wealth of original features, including: a beautiful front metal canopy, tessellated hall floor, marble and other fireplaces and ornate ceiling mouldings. The property has a sizeable and light-filled kitchen/dining extension with numerous windows and French doors leading to the garden. It is well fitted and has an AGA in addition to conventional cooking appliances plus attractive stone worktops and tiled floor. There are also three lovely reception rooms. The garden is large, wide and beautifully stocked and receives sun all day long. It also houses a superb fully-wired home office with separate phone line.

Upstairs there is a generous first floor master suite with en suite bath/shower room and walk-in wardrobes, plus five more double bedrooms and two further well-fitted bathrooms arranged over two floors. Practical touches include a ground floor WC/cloakroom, a good cellar and wine store, eaves storage and handy side access. Granard Road is one of the most sought-after streets in the area and the property is just yards from Wandsworth Common and close to many good schools and nurseries. It is within walking distance of Wandsworth Common and Clapham Junction stations and Clapham South underground. Nearby the fashionable Bellevue and Northcote Roads provide a range of specialist shops, bars/restaurants and a thriving street market. Granard Road, SW12, ÂŁ2,795,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474


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THAMES SIDEVISTA This stylish, two-bedroom apartment overlooks the River Thames and the gardens of Chelsea Harbour


t comes with a modern, semi open-plan kitchen and elegant raised dining area, and also has an unusually large outside space overlooking the river. The flat also has two bathrooms, one parking space in a secure garage and onsite concierge services. Chelsea Harbour is situated on the north bank of the River Thames and was built on the site of an ex-British Rail Coal Yard and Victorianera railway coaling dock. The resulting development offers luxury riverside living with spectacular views across the River Thames and direct south-facing views over the marina. Designed by architects Moxley Jenner & Partners, and built by P&O & Globe Investment Trust through their subsidiary, Chelsea Harbour Ltd, the development is centred around a beautiful 50-berth

yacht marina, and, as such, has a subtle nautical feel to it. Chelsea Crescent is well located for the shops and restaurants on Kings Road. With Imperial Wharf station almost on the doorstep, central London is easily accessible with direct rail links to Clapham Junction, Shepherds Bush (for the Central line and Westfield shopping centre) and West Brompton (District line). The nearest tube stations to Chelsea Harbour are Fulham Broadway and Sloane Square (District/Circle line, Zones 1 & 2.) The River bus service is also available at Chelsea Harbour Pier during peak times.

‘Luxury riverside living with spectacular views across the River Thames’

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MAGIC GARDEN This delightful period property offers versatile accommodation over five floors which, together with its enviable rear garden, makes it ideal for family life and entertaining


he flat fronted three-storey house has rooms of handsome proportions and generous windows. It gives an option for multiple bedrooms or extensive formal living space, depending on what is required. Currently there are three bathrooms, five bedrooms and three reception rooms. These rooms include a reception hall with a study area, a living room/ bedroom and optional sitting room with lower ground floor storage space, a superb open plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen. On the first floor there is a reception room with an

additional modern fitted dining kitchen. The second floor contains a utility area, master bedroom, additional bedroom and optional sitting room. There is also a third floor bedroom/study. The garden which is accessed via the ground or lower ground floors is a wonderful lowmaintenance area with trees, shrubs, decking, pleasant seating areas, as well as a water feature.

‘Ideal for family life and entertaining’

St. Michael’s Road, London, SW9, £2,400,000, Marsh & Parsons 020 7733 4595


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A collection of nine luxury townhouses in Fulham, Bishops Row is set to launch at the end of January

Tim Banks, Octagon CEO, looks forward to the challenges of 2018


he New Year is upon us, and after what felt like a whirlwind 2017, peppered with a number of challenges thrown our way from around the globe, we approach the coming 12 months with some refreshing new zeal, fully prepared for what we envisage will be a strengthening, albeit demanding market. The Octagon name has always been the byword for luxury housing, available to the fortunate few who seek out the highest quality and attention to detail in their new home. This is something we will always hold sacrosanct when we launch our latest collection of stylish properties – in addition to our emblematic super-homes – which we believe will find favour with both the aspirational up and down-sizers. The new designs will be built at the forthcoming Broadoaks Park in West Byfleet, Surrey, and will range from elegant apartments and mews houses to spacious semis and detached family homes, and will start from a welcoming £500,000. Moving up the price spectrum, there has been a significant amount of excitement around our Wimbledon Village conversion of the Grade II listed Eagle House into eight mansion style apartments. We have a specialist

team at Octagon who focus on the renovation and conversion of period buildings who are highly regarded by such bodies as English Heritage, Civic Trusts, Victorian Society, and of course the local councils. Scheduled to go on sale early in the New Year, these one off homes start from £3m. In the interest of going into 2018 with not a moment of free time, our terrace of nine luxury super-sized townhouses in Fulham is also launching at the end of January, bringing our number of London-based properties to the highest it has been in several decades. Offering between 4,375-6,150 sq ft of internal space, as well as featuring 4-5 bedrooms, they have entertainment suites, gyms and wine cellars, sunken courtyards, secluded gardens and roof top terraces with a price guide departing from £4.995m. Finally, we wouldn’t be Octagon without our super homes, one of which will be launching on Titlarks Hill in the next few months. For a guide price of £15m, the home itself approaches 17,000 sq ft. Complete with a grand entrance hall, two independent staff suites and garaging for four cars, the new owners will also enjoy the full indoor leisure complex, including pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and treatment room.


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he last ten units have been released for sale at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich by developer Durkan, as the final phase of its redevelopment is finished. Home to what is reputed to be the oldest cricket pitch in England, Winston Churchill’s alma mater and the birthplace of snooker, the Academy’s listed buildings have been lovingly restored and converted into 328 modern one, two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and apartments. The redevelopment, which took the listed buildings off Historic England’s AtRisk list, is an almost 50:50 split of luxury new build and refurbished units, 182 for private sale, 62 shared ownership, six affordable rent and 57 assisted living. The last 10 high specification, one and two-bed apartments all are uniquely designed with double-height living spaces and a galleried mezzanine. Many have double- or triple-height bedroom/ bathroom/study accommodation in one

of the original elegant octagonal turrets. Danny Durkan, Executive Chairman, said: “The Academy has been a particularly challenging, yet extremely satisfying and special project. It was in a poor state when we acquired it and we have restored it to its former glory, whilst creating stylish new homes perfect for today’s lifestyle. “The finished product is modern and exciting with an abundance of history. The unique apartments have beautiful contemporary designs by architects John McAslan & Partners that benefit from the original features and architecture of the 18th Century building. “It is a fantastic place to live, surrounded by the greenery of Woolwich Common yet with the urban allure of London close at hand. Residents will also benefit from the new Crossrail connection, due to open in 2018.”

hape Real Estate has partnered with Conran Contracts to create a unique show apartment and marketing suite. The Taper Building, which will house 56 luxury, one, two and three-bedroom apartments in the heart of bustling Bermondsey, minutes from the Shard, was launched last month The marketing suite will showcase the development through digital installations and projections and the show apartment will reflect industrial elements of Bermondsey’s past and incorporate leather elements into the interiors to resonate back to the area’s former incarnation as a leather market. The apartments will feature contemporary fitted kitchens with quartz worktops and integrated appliances, sleek white bathrooms with digital showers and porcelain floor titles, hardwood flooring in the living areas and fitted wardrobes in master bedrooms. Each apartment will have its own private outdoor space; high-tech media and internet services and climate control provided by underfloor heating, comfort cooling and heat recovery. Residents will also have access to a 24-hour concierge, a stateof-the-art gym, a landscaped central courtyard and rooftop garden with views of the Shard. Riccardo Dawson, Head of Design at Shape Real Estate, said: “This is our first development in Bermondsey and we chose the development for the excellent connections to the City and walking distance from London Bridge Station. These are homes for Londoners who want to work and live well in a vibrant and growing community.” The Taper Building, Long Lane, Bermondsey, SE1, from £595,000, Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward 020 3486 2250,

2 Bedroom Apartments from £649,950 Middleton Court, Worple Road, SW20 Contact the new homes specialists on 020 8879 9099


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THELIFESTYLE THELOCATION Lauristons sell New Homes across South and South West London for a range of developers every year, and are now helping to find buyers for the exciting boutique builder Style and Space


ne of Style and Space’s latest development is in Wimbledon Park where its futuristic design demonstrates the way that dramatic, modern buildings can enhance and reinvent residential housing, while sitting comfortably in the existing street scene. The Revelstoke, in Revelstoke Road, is near leafy Wimbledon Park and just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Southfields and even closer to Earlsfield. It is a sensational boutique development of two and three-bedroom apartments. The concept is modernity through and through. On the outside, bricks, oxidised metal and double height windows make a visual statement of the best in contemporary residential design. Each apartment features beautifully conceived spaces, natural lighting and quality down to the finest detail. The Revelstoke offers a rare opportunity to experience stylish apartment living in one of London’s most desirable urban villages. It is characterised by inspirational modern design and extraordinary attention to detail. Large windows and light-wells allow plenty of natural light to spill into the apartments and yet they are orientated to maintain privacy. The

kitchens and bathrooms are beautifully conceived and fitted with storage space. The nine apartments have been designed to make the maximum use of space and the potential of the site has been realised by creating full basements, as well as mixing duplex and lateral apartments over four floors. The duplex form allows the basement to be used for bedrooms, linked to living accommodation on the level above. Private gardens and balconies ensure all the apartments have their own outdoor space, while planting to the front and rear of the properties helps to green-up the surrounding neighbourhood. The design, although startling and modern, also reflects the local context and sits comfortably within the street scene, re-inventing the local residential building stock. Previously the site was used as a carpet warehouse and a return to residential use restores something of the original feel of the neighbourhood. The Revelstoke, two-bedroom apartments from £769,000, three beds from £800,000, Lauristons New Homes 020 8879 9099, newhomessales@


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Naturally exceptional At Octagon, we cherish our reputation for building classical homes in the most desirable locations, and Southlands is the perfect example. Located just moments from the High Street on one of Esher’s most sought-after private gated roads, this substantial new home offers lateral living across 3 floors. One of 6 double bedrooms, the large master suite enjoys ‘his and hers’ en-suites and dressing rooms, whilst a large kitchen/dining/ living room opens onto the landscaped 0.7 acre south-backing garden. Sitting behind a private gated entrance, the family home also includes an integral double garage and ample driveway parking. Esher and Claygate train stations are less than a mile away, offering a regular service into central London. Southlands is ideally positioned for excellent local schooling, including Milbourne Lodge, Claremont Fan Court School and ACS International School, as well as leisure facilities at Claremont Landscape Garden and Sandown Racecourse.

£5.25m SOUTHLANDS Sandown Avenue Esher, Surrey KT10 9NT OPEN WEEKENDS 10am – 4pm or by appointment SELLING AGENT Savills Easher: 01372 461 900

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anuary is often a time when we reflect on the excesses of the festive period and your finances should not be any different. Mortgage repayments are most households’ biggest outgoing, so reviewing your rate could yield savings. During 2017, we saw some of the lowest mortgage rates ever – the biggest winners were those who have significant equity in their home – perhaps 30pc or 40pc. Whilst the best pricing may have disappeared, increased competition means that despite a Base Rate rise, those rates available, even at higher loan to values, continue to be attractive. Not only that, broadening policy and criteria will allow more people benefit. If you are on SVR, coming to the end of your current offer or consider yourself a mortgage prisoner, it is worth reviewing your mortgage. Always work out the total cost of the deal – rate plus fees – when comparing products, rather than going purely by rate. It will differ according to the size of your loan, so checking the total cost ensures you don’t pay over the odds in the long run. So why not spend time shopping around or use a mortgage broker, so see if you are eligible for a better deal that could save you money?







alking of offers that may not be all that they seem, Philip Hammond’s “gift” to firsttime buyers in the budget does not really help the market much. In fact even the Office for Budget Responsibility said that it might push prices up thereby making life harder for the very people it was supposed to help. Guy Anker of says: “This could benefit lots of first-time buyers, but it’s unlikely to significantly affect whether someone can afford to buy their first home, as the key barrier in many regions is high house prices. The average firsttime buyer pays around £210,000 for their first home, which means they’ll save £1,640 on stamp duty under this new system. That’s clearly a step in the right direction but it won’t fundamentally change the housing market.”

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aking New Year forecasts might be a fun pastime, but is generally fairly pointless and they almost always turn out be wrong. However, Knight Frank’s predictions for the year ahead are a little bit different: to start with the forecasts actually look much farther into the future – as far as 2021; and second, they have a colour-coded chart explaining what could happen to knock its predictions off course. The headline figures – London prices will fall by 0.5 per cent this year (2108) but climb thereafter to finish the four-year period to 2022 up by about 13 per cent. Other parts of the UK will fare better and the north-west for example will enjoy rises of about 16 per cent overall during the period. The colour chart examining risks is more interesting. Knight Frank puts Brexit risk at 6 out of ten, where ten is the highest risk. It cites the dangers as being: “An unfavourable deal for the UK, or prolonged uncertainty past 2019. As well as wider economic implications, the lack of a deal could impact London’s status as a global financial centre.” The good news so far is that although Theresa May and David Davis are struggling in their negotiations with the EU, stock markets seem relatively

unconcerned by the uncertainty. At the time of writing the FTSE 100 index has risen almost incessantly since we voted to leave the EU 18 months ago. That can be explained by several factors: most FTSE companies are globally rather than locally focused and the weak pound has helped many of them. However, the FTSE 350, which is made up of more “British” companies, has performed pretty much the same, suggesting that investors are not too worried. Linked to Brexit is what Knight Frank calls Political Upheaval and is also rated 6 in terms of risk. Another general election anybody? The prospect of interest rates rising faster than expected is rated at 5, and there is probably less chance of that happening unless Brexit and Political Upheaval upset the apple cart. Property Tax Changes rank at just 3 as a risk for the country as a whole but jumps to 7 in the capital, as Knight Frank says: “After a series of changes to property taxes, policymakers implement more in purchase taxes. Any additional charges could curb activity.” Would the Mayor of London seek to raise money from homeowners to fund plans to build affordable housing or would the chancellor increase stamp duty of buyers of expensive homes, most of which are in the capital, to subsidise those buying less expensive homes? As with most forecasts it is anyone’s guess, but it is as well to be aware of the risks.


he London market was boosted last year by an increase in the number of buyers from India looking for either brand new flats in Docklands and White City, which they plan to let, or a family house in prime central London for their own use. According to Black Brick, a buying agent, Indians made up 13 per cent of its clients last year compared with 2.6 per cent in the previous 12 months. Cluttons says that Indians accounted for almost a quarter of sales in prime central London. The reason, apparently, is that the Reserve Bank of India has relaxed the rules on how much money citizens can take abroad. In the past a family of four could salt away $400,000 (£297,000) a year, but now that figure is $1 million, giving them far greater purchasing power.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK New Wimbledon Theatre until Sun 14 Jan

Fe-fi-fo-fum, don’t miss this giant of a pantomime! A mighty beanstalk grows in SW19 and the cast brings to life – with obligatory laughs, hisses and boos – the story of Jack, the beanstalk, his mother Dame Trot, a beautiful princess and of course, the fearsome giant.


LUMIERE LONDON Thur Jan 18-Sun Jan 21

A city-wide collection of magical installations to brighten London’s streets. More than 40 UK and international artists re-imagine the capital’s architecture and streets with dazzling displays of light.


Position Partner – Wimbledon Lettings Where do you live? Guildford

What and where was your first London home?

A rented flat in Sutton – not quite London but on the outskirts of Greater London

Favourite open space in London? St James Park

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Becoming a parent and, work related, joining Knight Frank and visiting some of the most prestigious properties in the world

Tell us something that would surprise people about you. I love to dance (badly)

Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase? Nothing very materialistic – I am a cheap date!

Favourite book, film or album now? 1984 by George Orwell

What did you want to be when you were growing up? A journalist

LONDON VISIONS Museum of London from Fri 19 Jan

Using video, installations and architectural narratives, this exhibition offers fantastical visions of a future London. Contemporary artists, architects and designers have been enlisted to explore ideas about tomorrow’s possible worlds.


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Thur 11 Jan

Charlie Parker On Dial focuses on just two years of Bird’s hectic life as he revolutionised 1940s jazz in the process. Alto sax virtuoso Nathaniel Facey leads this narrated celebration of the jazz genius Charlie Parker, with a band including Alex Webb (narrator/ piano/MD).


Name Ruth Barr

What three things would take to a desert island? Tea, chocolate and my Kindle

What is your most treasured possession? My family

ANDREAS GURSKY Hayward Gallery from Thur Jan 25

The Southbank institution finally reopens, after an extensive two-year refurb, with the first ever UK retrospective of German photographer Andreas Gursky. His sweeping, large-format images of modernity – Parisian apartment blocks, landfills, factory floors – astound and dazzle.

What is top of your bucket list?

To swim with dolphins

Who would you like to stuck in a lift with? Elvis the King

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Watching Corrie

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Albert Road, Kingston KT1

Asking Price: ÂŁ1,150,000

An intimate private development of just three mews houses designed to complement and fit into the vernacular of the Albert Road setting, whilst conveniently situated to Kingston town centre and Kingston Railway Station which is within a 0.5 mile radius from the development providing good links into London Waterloo and Central London. Each of the houses whilst similar from the exterior have slightly different internal layouts. The houses are being constructed to the most up to date sustainable technology to ensure that the installed full heat recovery systems and solar panels perform during their lifetime to deliver low energy and comfortable homes.

New Homes: 020 8879 9099


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Stannary Street, Kennington SE11

Asking Price: ÂŁ1,000,000 Freehold

This superb home is set in a gated development in the centre of Kennington, just a short stroll to the local amenities. The Oval and Kennington tube stations are equidistant so no problems getting around London without a car. Kennington Park is only a few hundred yards away offering a green space in the heart of the city, ideal for a walk or a morning run. The property offers spacious accommodation, including two good sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large open plan lounge/diner and kitchen. Outside there is a private garden and parking. EPC EER F.

Kennington Sales: 020 7385 2296


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Plough Road, Battersea SW11

Asking Price: ÂŁ750,000

This stunning three bedroom penthouse apartment is conveniently located just a short walk to the river and Clapham Junction station with its regular services into London and the South coast. This top floor apartment offers superb accommodation including a large open plan lounge/kitchen diner and a balcony, two good sized double bedrooms with the master benefitting from an en-suite shower room and balcony. The third bedroom which is also a double has a sliding wall which allows you to increase the size of your living accommodation when it is not in use. Outside there is a communal courtyard garden and a private parking bay. EPC EER C

Battersea Sales: 020 7978 5800


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St Johns Avenue, Putney SW15

Asking price: ÂŁ795,000 Share of Freehold

This stunning third floor apartment situated on the ever desirable St. John’s Avenue in Central Putney is offered to the market with no onward chain and a share of the freehold. Finished to an exceptional standard throughout, the accommodation is comprised of spacious reception room with access to the private balcony, a fully integrated modern kitchen/breakfast room, three good sized double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, and a modern bathroom and en suite shower room. Further benefits include a garage, well tended communal gardens and an on-site swimming pool and sauna for residents use. East Putney Station (District line) and Putney Mainline station are both within 0.2m. EPC EER C

Putney Sales: 020 8780 8780


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Prince Georges Avenue, Wimbledon SW20

Asking Price: £750,000 Freehold

This stunning three bedroom fully extended Victorian terraced house, set in the popular ‘Apostles’ area of Raynes Park is a fantastic purchase for a young family or downsizers. Set over 3 floors, this cosy property benefits from 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious open plan reception/kitchen leading out via Bi-Fold doors to the delightful West Facing garden. There are a number of amenities nearby which include the famous ‘David Lloyds Raynes Park’, a variety of shops and restaurants including a Costa, Starbucks, Waitrose, Co-Operative and more. With Raynes Park station 0.25 miles away, Central London is easily accessed and the train journey itself is just 21 minutes long. EPC EER D.

Wimbledon Sales: 020 8946 9468


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Rowfant Road, Balham SW17

Price: ÂŁ2,350 pcm

This charming three-double bedroom apartment boasts ample space and character in this listed building minutes from Balham Town centre. The property compromises of a modern kitchen come diner with integrated appliances and offers great entertaining space for a dining table & chairs, a separate reception room with double windows & original fireplace, three generously sized double bedrooms with original features & fitted wardrobes in all and a three-piece bathroom suite with shower attachment over the bath. In addition to the above the apartment also benefits from a study room/ large storage cupboard. Ideally located moments from central Balham’s range of shops, eateries and restaurants with convenient transport links from Balham Underground (Northern line & National Rail). EPC EER D. *visit>rent>tenant fees for full breakdown of tenant fees. Balham Lettings: 020 8772 9373


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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Putney SW15

Price: ÂŁ1,475 pcm

This fantastic one bedroom apartment is situated within the popular Whitelands Park development which benefits from secure allocated parking and gym access. Located in this grand Grade II listed building, the accommodation is comprised of a bright and airy open plan kitchen/reception area with duel aspect views across the stunning communal gardens. Further boasting a modern bathroom and a good-sized double bedroom with ample built in storage. As a resident of the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Building, further benefits include access to residents’ gym and library. Located conveniently off Sutherland Grove, the property is 0.7 miles from East Putney and all of the bars, restaurants and shops of Southfields are within easy reach. EPC EER E. *visit Lauristons. com>rent>tenant fees for full breakdown of tenant fees. Putney Lettings: 020 8780 8780


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s well as three double bedrooms and two bath/ shower rooms, this spacious family home also has a wonderfully large rear garden which includes a summer house. The delightful Victorian property is packed with charm and has been extended into the loft space and the side return to create comfort and space. Bellamy Street is close to Clapham South and Balham mainline and tube stations, the open spaces of Clapham Common. Approached through a pretty front garden, this cottage has masses of kerb appeal. The front hallway opens into an attractive, widened double reception room, which has an open fireplace and built-in shelving. From the reception room there is direct access to a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, which is well equipped with a range of wall and base units.

Beyond the kitchen is open plan to another reception area, currently used as a playroom/family room and which opens onto the lovely garden. There is also a utility room/ WC on the ground floor. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and two smart bath/shower rooms (one being en suite to the top bedroom). All the bedrooms have built-in storage. Bellamy Street is an attractive road of Victorian cottages, lying between Clapham South and Balham and handy for the underground and mainline trains. Locally there is a good selection of specialist shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets and good schools in both sectors. Bellamy Street, SW12, Nightingale Triangle, ÂŁ1,250,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

ITALIANATE COURTYARD A charming and unique, four bedroom semi-detached, family home situated moments from Chelsea, is awaiting its new owners. The house is ideally situated just across Battersea Bridge from the shops and restaurants of the Kings Road in the heart of Chelsea and the restaurants of Battersea Square. This stunning family home provides of more than 1,600 sq ft, includes two large reception rooms, perfect for entertaining, and four well-proportioned bedrooms. The primary reception room is currently divided into a drawing room at the front, complete with bespoke fitted bookshelves and a Carrera marble fireplace, with a generous dining room to the rear, which opens into the kitchen via French doors. The kitchen which is fitted with a range of handmade Plain English units with Carrera marble worktops and integrated appliances, including an AGA, and opens out onto a charming Italianate courtyard via three sets of bespoke, handmade French doors. On the other side of the courtyard, linked by an integrated hallway, is the second reception room, which is currently used as a television and family room, a utility room and a marble-lined shower room. Above these rooms sits an additional bedroom accessed via a wrought iron spiral staircase. Battersea Church Road, SW11, ÂŁ1,885,000, Savills 020 3402 1900



Granard Road Between the Commons SW12 £2,795,000 |FREEHOLD

This outstanding Victorian semi-detached, double-fronted house, with a beautiful open south-facing garden, occupies a highly-desirable position at the top of this prime street off Wandsworth Common. With six bedrooms and three reception rooms in its 3000 square feet of space it’s perfect for a large family looking for a premium location and could be extended further into the basement (STP). EPC – E.|020 7228 7474|140 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ|


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Montholme Road Between The Commons SW11 £1,675,000 |FREEHOLD

These much sought-after, rare, extra-wide Victorian properties only exist every twenty or so houses on just two prime roads. This unextended example has scope to be a spectacular family house by extending into the large loft, wide side return and basement (potentially raising its floor area to c.3500 SQ. FT/325 SQ.M). It sits between the commons in the current Honeywell School catchment area close to excellent transport links and with a wealth of shops, bars and restaurants nearby on fashionable Northcote Road. EPC – E.


Bellamy Street Nightingale Triangle SW12 £1,250,000 |FREEHOLD

This delightful Victorian property has a wonderfully large rear garden. It has been extended into the loft space and into the side return to create a spacious family home. Bellamy Street is close to Clapham South and Balham mainline and tube stations, the open spaces of Clapham Common and good schools in both state and private sectors. EPC – D.|020 7228 7474|140 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ|


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Hearnville Road Nightingale Triangle SW12 £1,275,000 |FREEHOLD

This wide, spacious and well-maintained Victorian house, with four natural double bedrooms, is packed with charm and original features. It has potential to extend into the large loft, the side return and the basement. Located in the Nightingale Triangle it has excellent tube/train services a quarter of a mile away at Balham, proximity to good schools and is close to many shopping and dining options as well as the green spaces of Wandsworth Common.


Salcott Road Between The Commons SW11 £1,595,000 |FREEHOLD

This gorgeous semi-detached Victorian villa (c.1875), with a whole heap of tempting potential for extension to in excess of 3000 square feet, occupies a deliciously wide and sunny plot with large south-facing garden. Conveniently sandwiched between fashionable Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common’s greenery, it’s half a mile from Clapham Junction and in the likely Belleville School catchment.|020 7228 7474|140 Northcote Road SW11 6QZ|


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PUTNEY APPEAL This exceptional house, with seven bedrooms, has been lovingly restored to its former glory and now offers a rare opportunity to buy on one of Putney’s most exclusive roads. There is a stunning hallway with a charming period staircase, leading up to the seven bedrooms with four en suite bathrooms. Some of the sizeable bedrooms also feature roof terraces. On the ground floor are two elegant reception rooms and a separate dining room. A large cellar exists, offering the potential for conversion. The house has secure, gated, off-street parking and a beautifully landscaped garden with a double garage. The home has been totally renovated and is in firstclass condition.


his apartment is the largest, and arguably the best, in Kenilworth Court, the landmark early 20th century mansion block in Putney. Recently, it was comprehensively renovated, by the current owner, to an exceptionally high standard. It is one of only five apartments over 1,700 sq ft in the block and offers luxurious interior designed accommodation throughout. It is the only apartment in Kenilworth Court with four bathrooms – three en suite. The superb master bedroom suite and the 35 ft long kitchen/dining reception room with views over the well maintained communal gardens and the river are particular plus points. There is underfloor heating in the bathrooms, a utility cupboard and lift. Kenilworth Court is a handsome late Victorian riverside development built around an attractive interior courtyard garden. It is conveniently situated on the doorstep of the River Thames Embankment and the fashionable restaurants and bars of the Lower Richmond Road. It is also a short walk to the shops and amenities of Putney High Street and excellent tube, train and bus links across London.

Gwendolen Avenue, West Putney, £5,695,000, Foxtons 020 8355 1000


Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15, £1,685,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

PREMIERROAD With five double bedrooms, this terraced house located in one of lower West Putney’s premier roads, is an ideal family home. The property is beautifully presented and has 2,298 sq ft of living space, two reception rooms and three bathrooms. This stunning home, with many original features, is wider than the average terraced house, and also has a cellar. It is on sale with no onward chain. Earldom Road is in the heart of residential West Putney, close to the excellent local primary schools and the River Thames is a short walk away. Earldom Road, Putney, SW15, £1,895,000, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 3792 6534


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hree luxurious and ultra-modern family homes with the latest smart home technologies have just been completed on the upper slopes between Wimbledon Village and Wimbledon Town. The homes all have fantastic, far reaching views and are set at the end of a quiet, residential cul-de-sac. Each house has been cleverly and individually designed to create well-proportioned entertaining and living space, and includes five bedrooms across four floors. The high specification includes quartz kitchen worktops, underfloor heating, LED lighting, nest cam security systems, TV points to all principal rooms, a Rako lighting system and front door video entry system as well as external power and lighting to the rear gardens. Each house has in excess of 2,900 sq ft of living space divided into a drawing room, dining room, spacious kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom,

five bedrooms and four bath or shower rooms. Each has a private patio garden, a garage and off-street parking. Hamley Court is situated within easy reach of Wimbledon Village, with its excellent range of exclusive shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and wine bars. The main town centre is within walking distance with good bus services and included more extensive facilities in terms of shops and a cinema, as well as the station for fast and frequent train services to the West End and City. The immediate area is served by a wide variety of recreational facilities including tennis, a riding stable and golf and fitness clubs. There are also some of the area’s best schools within walking distance.

The Wimbledon Village specialists with over 30 years of experience, and substantial knowledge of the South London property market, providing a friendly, flexible service to clients in order to make moving home a positive experience. Robert Holmes & Company has earned its reputation by providing a bespoke approach to estate agency, offering clients an independent and distinctly personal service tailored to individual requirements. Specialising in the sale and letting of high calibre residential property primarily within Wimbledon, Coombe and the surrounding areas.

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A really attractive period house with a unique modern extension conveniently situated within easy reach of both Wimbledon Village and the town centre and several of the area’s best schools Reception hall • lovely double reception room • sitting/dining/family room • kitchen/breakfast room large office • study/bedroom 6 • 5/6 bedrooms (incl flat) • 4 bath/shower rooms (incl flat) • south facing garden • off-street parking • ER/D 64

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This beautifully appointed, elegant and spacious ground floor apartment forms part of a large period house close to the Village, the Common and excellent local shops and eateries and bus transport on The Ridgway Reception hall • kitchen/breakfast room • beautiful reception room • 3 double bedrooms • 2 bath/shower rooms • fitted study • guest cloakroom • excellent storage space • landscaped garden areas • gated off-street parking • long Lease

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Wimbledon Village


On a 0.37 acre with an indoor swimming pool and separate annexe. 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • cloakroom • utility room • 5 bedrooms (incl annexe) • 6 bath/shower rooms (incl pool) • roof terrace • garage and driveway parking • ER/D

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

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In an excellent Village location with a beautiful south facing garden 2 reception rooms • dining room • study • kitchen/family room • master bedroom suite • 6 further bedrooms • 4 further bathrooms • garage & OSP • ER/F

With a super detached 2 bedroom annexe with generous living space 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • study • playroom • 6 bedrooms • 4 bath/ shower rooms • 2nd floor kitchenette • lovely rear garden • OSP • ER/D & F

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With potential for significant extensions subject to planning permission Panelled reception hall • double reception room • study • dining room • family room • kitchen/breakfast room • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • lovely garden • garage • OSP • ER/F


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A well presented mid-terrace townhouse in a quiet position in a gated development Reception room • kitchen/breakfast room • garden sitting room • 4 bedrooms • 3 bath/ shower rooms • boarded loft storage • pretty southerly garden • parking for 2 cars • ER/C

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anuary can shroud gardens and house exteriors with gloom; luckily our gifted photographer is the Picasso of house property photography. His painterly approach was honed by many years with the National Trust and he brings a flair and creative style to all our Coombe based houses. He is particularly ingenious with his now signature dusk shots that imbue exterior photos with an exquisite glow that house hunters find hard to resist. He is equally clever when shooting interiors – always managing to find an angle and position that makes

each room compelling. Our featured photos are of a modern masterpiece ‘Silverwood House’ (above) and a recently finished house on Burghley Ave where he was able to make the most of the evening gloaming and well placed exterior lighting to show this superb 6 bedroom house at its luxurious best. If you are considering selling in 2018 do contact Guy Leaning or Nick Holmes in our new Coombe office (0208 947 1100) if you would like a comprehensive market evaluation and perhaps our Picasso can work his magic on your house…

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.

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Quite superb recently finished 6 bedroom 4 bathroom (3 en suite) family house that has been fully renovated. Featuring a stunning open plan kitchen with excellent entertaining space, a brilliant top floor master bedroom suite and sunny south facing garden. 3870 Approx Sq Ft.


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Coombe Hill Estate


An appealing family home set in the leafy Coombe private gated estate. Large kitchen dining room perfect for big family entertaining. 6/7 bedrooms, 2/3 reception rooms, 4 Bathrooms (2 en suite), sunny south facing garden and excellent loft extension. Approx. 3,782 sq ft.

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Comprehensively renovated and extended detached family house Open plan designer kitchen • 5 bedrooms • pretty lawned garden • off street parking • Walk to Norbiton Station • 2587 Approx Square feet

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One of a pair of stunning newly refurbished and rebuilt Edwardian properties 5 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • 4 Bathrooms • 2500 Approx Sq Ft



An impressive home with beautifully presented space in the exclusive Coombe Estate 5 Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • 4 Bathrooms • 4973 Approx Sq Ft

Overlooking a wooded copse, this bright and appealing home is filled with light 5 Bedrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • 3 Bathrooms • 3714 Approx Sq Ft


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Exceptional newly built house in a superb location in the private Coombe Hill estate 5/6 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • 5 bathrooms • gym/steam room • media room • impressive wine cellar • 6080 sq feet


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A well-proportioned detached family home set behind electric gates 5/6 Bedrooms • 3 Reception Rooms • 3 Bathrooms • Parking for several cars • 3014 Approx Sq Ft

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Wimbledon Park

£14,000 pcm

Wimbledon Common

£9,500 pcm

Beautifully restored detached family home with a 147’ southerly garden and superb views over Wimbledon Park golf course and lake. With wine cellar and an air- conditioned gym/ spa this property is a short walk to Wimbledon Park tube and local amenities. ER/B

An impressive modern family house renovated to a high Scandinavian specification located in a quiet residential area close to Wimbledon Common and the All England Lawn Tennis Club. With two kitchens this property offers flexible living space. ER/C

Wimbledon Park

West Wimbledon

£5,750 pcm

£4,500 pcm

Beautifully presented traditional family home with off street parking, sunny garden and large basement for storage. Short walk to Wimbledon Park and all it has to offer and a five-minute walk to the tube. ER/F

A fantastic newly built semi- detached house which benefits from spacious ground floor living accommodation in the heart of West Wimbledon close to many local amenities and Raynes Park station. ER/B

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£2,300 pcm

A split-level apartment with a private garden in the heart of the Village with a brand new kitchen and freshly decorated throughout. With high ceilings and large windows this property offers period features with a contemporary twist. ER/C

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£1,600 pcm

Charming cottage in a fantastic location - a quiet and very pretty cul-de-sac in the heart of Wimbledon Village. A short walk to Wimbledon Common and local transport links. Private patio garden. ER/E


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Wexford Road £890 per week A beautifully arranged, spacious and unique five bedroom flat arranged over two floors. The flat boasts immense lateral living space and the unusual arrangement adds to the character. The first floor comprises a reception room, two double bedrooms, shower room with WC, dining room and kitchen. The reception room benefits from natural light as a result of the extension which leads onto the spacious garden. Five bedrooms • Reception room • Dining room • Kitchen • Shower room • Bathroom • Storage unit • Utility room • Garden • Part furnished

Endlesham Road £1,900 per week A truly exceptional six bedroom family home on this quiet residential street which has been beautifully refurbished throughout and offers large amounts of entertaining space and a much larger than average garden. The ground floor has the traditional double reception room with wooden floors, separate dining room and a huge kitchen/breakfast room which opens out on to the spacious garden. The basement has been converted to create a large family room, utility room, shower room, double bedroom and extra storage. Six double bedrooms • Kitchen/breakfast room • Basement family room • Double reception room • Three en suite bathrooms • Shower and family bathroom • Utility room • Wine store • Garden • Unfurnished

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


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Bolingbroke Grove £3,595,000 Freehold ON GREEN

This absolutely stunning family home offers approximately 3632 sq ft of accommodation, arranged over four floors. The house is presented in excellent decorative order and has a tremendous sense of light and space throughout with fantastic proportions in all of the principal rooms. The property has been cleverly redesigned by the current owners to offer a substantial amount of entertaining space as well as every day family living yet many of the original period features have been retained.


Six double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen dining room • Family room • Master ensuite bathroom with dressing room • Two bathrooms • Utility room • Downstairs WC • 52ft garden • Off street parking

Trinity Road £2,650,000 Freehold A fantastic opportunity to acquire this six-bedroom family house with a substantial garden measuring approximately 80 ft. The property is superbly presented and has a tremendous sense of light and space throughout, with off street parking for several cars and a selfcontained coach house. On the ground floor, the entrance hall opens into a double reception room that boasts wooden parquet flooring, a feature fireplace and sliding glass doors overlooking the garden. Six bedrooms • Three bathrooms • Kitchen/ dining room • Double reception room • Self-contained coach house • Off street parking • Landscaped garden


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VICTORIANVILLA A magnificent, semi-detached Victorian villa, measuring over 4,600 sq ft with accommodation arranged over five floors


his stunning property boasts a tremendous sense of grandeur with incredible proportions in all of the principle rooms, and retains many of its original features. The grand front door opens to an impressive entrance hall on the raised ground floor, which leads to a superb, bay fronted 43ft formal reception room. In addition to the unusually large floor space, the reception room benefits from tall windows, high ceilings and intricate plaster work. There is a wonderfully crafted library book case that frames the front half of the reception room. There are twin feature working fireplaces in this reception room as well as hardwood Panga Panga parquet flooring with the luxury of under floor heating. Downstairs on the lower ground floor, there is considerable living/ entertaining space with good ceiling height and an abundance of natural light. The master suite occupies the entire first floor, with his and hers dressing rooms, a luxurious en-suite bathroom and separate WC. The master bedroom is at the back of the house and affords a beautiful view over the garden. The ensuite boasts a walk in shower, a large

bath, his and her basins, under floor heating and a Sonos music system. Two more, large, double bedrooms can be found on the second floor along with a family bathroom. In between the bedrooms is a sizeable walk in linen cupboard. The top floor is arranged as a nanny flat currently with a kitchen/ living room, a bedroom and en-suite shower room. Alternatively it is possible that they could be arranged as two bedrooms. There is substantial storage available in the eaves and an area which offers the wonderful possibility to further develop (subject to the usual consents). This exceptional property is positioned on the southern end of Abbeville Road, there is an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants nearby in area commonly known as Abbeville Village. Transport can be found at Clapham South tube and the open spaces of Clapham Common are in easy walking distance. Many primary and secondary schools in Wandsworth, Clapham and Dulwich are located nearby (subject to catchment each year).

‘This exceptional property is positioned on the southern end of Abbeville Road‘

Abbeville Road, SW4, Freehold, Rampton Baseley 020 3846 0999


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THERIPPLEEFFECT Riverside living at its finest


esigned and finished by the Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company, this beautiful two-to-threebedroom houseboat offers a wonderful lifestyle. The boat has stunning entertaining space encompassing the entire ground floor, consisting of a large open-plan kitchen, dining area and drawing room. A large terrace opens out from the drawing room, offering incredible views across the Thames. There are two large en suite bedrooms with a dressing room in the master suite. There are also separate study/snug, utility and cloak rooms. The technology includes air conditioning in the drawing room and bedrooms, underfloor heating throughout, a zoned alarm system and a wired broadband-ready computer network. The boat is named Walter Greaves after a renowned local painter who was born in 1846 at Cheyne Walk and lived for many years overlooking the moorings. She is moored in a prime position next to Cheyne Walk in Chelsea and is no more than a mile from both Imperial

Wharf and Fulham Broadway stations. Features include: ceiling speakers with multi-room music streaming system, air cooling and heating climate control in drawing room and bedrooms, TV points and Cat6e cable to all bedrooms and principal areas back to central server patch panel and distribution point, hard wood decking and a dedicated plant room. Located in prime position next to Cheyne Walk in Chelsea. ‘Walter Greaves’ is moored at Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company who have been building boats since 1935. This wonderful houseboat is no more than a mile from both Imperial Wharf and Fulham Broadway tube stations, providing easy access throughout London, and also conveniently located just moments from the King’s Road. Subject to the usual conditions, her owner will be eligible for parking permits in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Walter Greaves, Cheyne Walk, SW10, £2m, Knight Frank 0203 597 7670


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his larger than average three bedroom, riverside apartment offers light and space and just about everything a homeowner could dream of. The unique apartment is on the 30th floor of this riverside building, and enjoys a double reception room with westerly views of the Thames. The flat also comes with a right to park. As well as the three bedrooms, it has three bathrooms, two reception rooms and a dining terrace. The Tower, One St George Wharf, offers unrivalled splendour and prestige, placing it in a class of its own, not least because it is one of Europe’s tallest residential towers. As well as overlooking the Thames it also has views over the Houses of Parliament. Properties in the building range from Manhattan suites, two and three bedroom flats as well as entire floor plates, duplexes and a magnificent penthouse. The Tower has 24-hour concierge, a gym with views of the river, a luxury spa area with a pool – also with river views – and a sauna and steam room. There is also valet parking, a cinema room, conference facilities and an industrial catering kitchen. The Tower, One St George Wharf SW8 is located at the East side of Nine Elms and is the pinnacle of the development St George Wharf. It is close to Vauxhall rail and underground station. Oxford Circus is only 8 minutes away by tube. The Tower, One St George Wharf, Nine Elms, Vauxhall, SW8, £4,200,000, Knight Frank 0203 813 5874



his is an absolutely stunning flat on the seventh floor of this prestigious riverside building with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are dazzling views of the Thames and to the west over London’s rooftops, giving the whole apartment a sunny aspect with the added pleasure of a river facing balcony. Riverwalk consists of 116 highly specified apartments in two elegant buildings by award-winning architects Stanton Williams. It stands on the north bank of the Thames in SW1, making the apartments a unique offering in the heart of Westminster. All apartments benefit from 2.75m floor-to-ceiling heights in principal rooms. The majority have direct river views with outside space. The high spec interiors include bespoke Boffi designer kitchens with integrated Miele and Gaggenau appliances, luxury bathrooms with feature marble walls, Dornbracht accessories and underfloor heating. The flats also have comfort cooling to all reception rooms and bedrooms, beautiful flooring and high quality carpets in bedrooms, Crestron architectural lighting and a Crestron home automation system. The development offers exclusive private facilities for residents, including: fitness suite and yoga studio overlooking the Thames, concierge services, secure underground parking, valet parking, and 24hr security.



lagship, one of the most attractive, stylish and well-maintained boats on the Thames is up for sale. At 33 metres long with a six metre beam she offers 3,400 sq ft of unique living space, including four double, en suite bedrooms, and incredible views. Flagship was built in Holland by the Van der Windt shipyard in 1915 and spent her early years on the rivers and canals of Europe carrying cargo until 1940. In the 1980s she was refitted for one of London’s leading restaurateurs. She has spent the majority of her last 25 years between the Chelsea Bridge and Albert Bridge, with some time on the moorings opposite Battersea Park and some time on Cadogan Pier. Now she is moored on Cadogan Pier on a new 50-year licence. This pier is Chelsea’s only privately owned one, which also benefits from the convenience of the Riverbus service. It is located in the heart of Chelsea and sits next to the beautiful Albert Bridge. On one side of the river are the historic houses along Cheyne Walk and the other the open spaces of Battersea Park. Flagship has undergone a complete re-design and fit-out with leading interior specialists to produce one of the most beautiful houseboats to be seen on the Thames. Her specification compares to a high-end property on land. The living areas have spectacular views of the bridge, park and river. As well as the four bedrooms she has an open plan living floor, a sky lounge and study on the top deck, a fully fitted kitchen, dining area, outdoor seating, dining area and sun deck and a utility room. She has air cooling and heating climate control as well as central heating and electric under floor heating in all bathrooms. Flagship, Cadogan Pier, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, £2,500,000, Knight Frank 0203 597 7670

Riverwalk, 161 Millbank, Westminster SW1, £2,650,000, Knight Frank 020 3813 5874


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WAVERTREE ROAD SW2 £699,950 LEASEHOLD An unusually spacious upper flat arranged over two floors and offering excellent internal accommodation that includes a modern, white kitchen/diner that leads up via a few steps onto a bright reception room with high ceilings, wooden floors and a character fireplace. Set within an attractive Edwardian house, there is a large decked roof terrace with panoramic views and a private section of the rear garden too. Wavertree Road is a quiet and pretty, tree-lined, sought-after residential street just off Streatham Hill with a local park, Hillside Gardens at the top end. EPC rating C. Edwardian Conversion | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 1 Reception Room | Large Modern Kitchen/Diner | Roof Terrace | Private Section Of Garden

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 complexCOMMON including a workshop and dark room . £535,000 The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has STREATHAM NORTH SW16 LEASEHOLD good storage space.ground floor, this stunning and spacious garden flat has been beautifully refurbished to offer superbly appointed modern accommodation within Occupying the raised

a classic, imposing Victorian building that overlooks Streatham Common. Decorated in muted heritage colours throughout with smart contrasting white ceilings and Four bedrooms | four | gardenwith rooma |full-height hall | drawing roomcloset | studio complex wine cellarreception/kitchen/dining | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum over six acres woodwork, there is anbathrooms entrance hallway storage which opens| dining onto aroom large |open-plan space with wooden |flooring, high of land ceilings and beautiful, large sash| windows to the front overlooking Common. EPCroom rating| wine C. cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Four bedrooms | four bathrooms garden room | hall | drawing roomStreatham | studio complex | dining Victorian conversion flat | Private & communal gardens | 2 bedrooms | 1 bathroom | Large open-plan kitchen/reception

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HOLMEWOOD GARDENS, SW2 £499,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD This ground floor Victorian conversion property is ideally located on a quiet residential road overlooking the lovely Holmewood Gardens and close to the amenities and transport links of Brixton Hill and Brixton. There is a large reception room to the front with an original fireplace and a bay window with a newly fitted kitchen breakfast room with a door leading to the garden, a family bathroom and two double bedrooms, one with French doors opening to the to the charming private garden. The flat benefits from period features, original wood floors throughout and a cellar and is sold with no onward chain. Ground floor flat | Terraced Victorian conversion | Two double bedrooms | Reception | New kitchen | Bathroom | Cellar | East facing private garden | EPC rating E | Share of freehold

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 a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has TUDOR CLOSE,including BRIXTON HILL, SW2 £245,000 LEASEHOLD

good storage space. This well presented, first floor studio flat set within a secure gated development property is ideally located for the amenities and transport links of Brixton and nearby Herne Hill and Tulse Hill. The property comprises a good size reception/ sleeping area with wood floors with a recess for a ‘step-up’ or a ‘pull-down’ bed, a separate modern kitchen Four bedrooms |both four with bathrooms | garden roomThe | hall | drawing room |from studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over acres porter of land and bathroom, underfloor heating. property benefits a large, outdoor residents’ swimming pool, well maintained communal gardens and ansix on-site frombedrooms Monday to| four Friday. The service charge includes waterroom and |heating. The current owner is |inwine the cellar process of acquiring a share| small of thelake freehold, the benefit of acres whichofwill be Four bathrooms | garden room | hall | hot drawing studio complex | dining room | integrated garaging arboretum | over six land assigned to the purchaser. This would be an ideal first time buy or buy to let investment. Mansion block | First floor flat | Studio room | Kitchen | Bathroom | Communal heating | Residents’ swimming pool | Communal gardens | EPC rating D | Leasehold

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BRIGHTAND SPACIOUS This wonderful four double bedroom semi-detached house is located on a quiet residential street in Herne Hill


he bright and spacious family home (2,243 sq ft) with its well proportioned rooms offers the perfect living space for a growing family with Herne Hill and Tulse Hill stations, the lovely Brockwell Park, Elmgreen Secondary School, several local primary and independent schools and Dulwich College all situated within easy reach. On the ground floor there is a double reception room with two working fireplaces, wood floors and French doors leading to the garden. Steps down from the reception lead to a large dining room with a second set of French doors leading to the garden. There is a large, modern, fitted kitchen with velux windows which overlooks the garden lawn, a utility room with a sink and plumbing for a washing machine, a

separate downstairs WC and a cellar. On the first floor the wide, master bedroom is flooded with natural light and benefits from an en suite bathroom with a WC. On the same floor there is also a family bathroom with a bath, a separate shower cubicle and a WC with a second double bedroom set to the rear of the property. On the second floor there are two good size double bedrooms with velux windows and eaves storage. The property has been extended to the side and has a mature garden with a wide patio and lawn with the additional benefit of side access. EPC Rating E.

‘The perfect living space for a growing family’


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PARKVIEWS This beautiful five bedroom end of terrace house, has been recently refurbished and overlooks Myatt’s Field Park; one of London’s oldest public parks


nter the house on the ground floor into a hallway and experience the vast high ceilings, which are present throughout the house. The stained wooden floorboards are present in the hallway and the double reception room, which is on your left. This room has large double-glazed windows and is inundated with space for large sofas and chairs. There are also two ornate fireplaces, which act as focal points of the room. Continue through the house and you walk into the exceptionally bright kitchen and family room. With double-glazed windows being present from many angles, this room is never short of natural light. On the tiled floors, there is space for a large breakfast table and beyond, there is another area, where a sofa, chair and coffee table could go. The kitchen has copious amounts of work and storage space, whilst also integrating a fridge/ freezer, dishwasher and an oven gas hob with extractor. To add to the brightness of the room, there is also a skylight, which has been fitted in above the kitchen. Here, you also have access out to the well-presented garden. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom


and two bathrooms. All the bedrooms are carpeted and the bathrooms are tiled. The two bathrooms are much the same with one being slightly larger than the other. They comprise a bath with rainforest shower above, heated towel rail, sink and a W.C. All the bedrooms have space for chests of drawers or other storage units. They have high ceilings and a huge amount of light. Like downstairs, the windows are doubleglazed. There is also storage underneath the stairs leading up to the second floor. On the second floor, there is a W.C. with a sink and a large double bedroom. This would be a wonderful family house for anyone wanting a good amount of space, in a lovely area surrounded by parks, whilst being just a short distance from the city centre. EPC Rating E. Calais Street, Myatts Field, SE5, £1,150,000 Freehold, Winkworth Kennington 020 7587 0600


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unique, period house that is beautiful inside and out, with three bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, double reception room, walk-in larder and close to excellent local schools. The house is just a 12-minute walk to Peckham Rye Station and an inviting range of restaurants and bars. It is full of character and original features include internal doors, stripped floorboards, sash windows and twin working fireplaces in the double reception room. The shaker style kitchen has a quarry tile floor, a built-in stainless steel oven, inset gas hob, walk-in larder, French doors to the garden and a large skylight over the dining area. The master bedroom has handmade fitted wardrobes, while geometric tiles across the floor and bath panel make for a stylish and newly fitted bathroom. The southeast facing garden is barely overlooked and has a large

composite decked terrace, a cherry tree and a copper beech. The house is in good condition because the roof was replaced in 2008 and all reception and all front bedroom windows were restored in 2011. The kitchen, radiators and French doors were fitted around six years ago and the larder was refurbished around the same time. The boiler is only a year old. Local primary schools include Rye Oak and St Mary Magdalene, both Ofsted rated as good and John Donne, rated outstanding. Older children can apply to either Harris Academy at Peckham Rye, both rated outstanding, Harris Peckham, or St Thomas the Apostle. Consort Road, Peckham, SE15, £800,000-£820,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 302


his stunning, wisteria-fronted property offers has eight bedrooms and vast reception rooms, all adding up to a most desirable residence on a quiet tree-lined road in Denmark Hill. The Grade II listed house has a host of original features, including the superb marble fireplaces in the two immense reception rooms. Four of the eight bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and in addition there is a spacious basement flat and a separate onebedroom guesthouse. The lush and leafy garden surrounds the property on all sides. As well as the stunning traditional features there is an overall contemporary finish to create a comfortable urban home. Champion Hill, Denmark Hill, SE5, £8,750,000, Foxtons 020 8613 6200.


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ith six bedrooms, three bath or shower rooms and two reception rooms, this detached house set within a third of an acre is a gem. The stunning house, on the west side of Dulwich Village, also has a dressing room, office, library and utility room. It is within easy reach of Herne Hill station (with trains to London Victoria and Blackfriars) as well as North Dulwich station, which has trains to London Bridge. Dulwich Village is moments away with lovely cafés and restaurants as well as the Picture Gallery and Dulwich Park. The house has been extended and renovated to create fabulous lateral space and light. There is a spacious, double-height entrance hall leading to the extensive living space and through to the gorgeous south-facing garden that extends to almost 150 x 72 ft and includes a large limestone terrace. There is a music room/gym to the rear, with its own entrance from the garden.

A lovely Victorian property with a south-facing mature garden in west Dulwich which would be ideal for anyone looking for a family home. There are three bedrooms, two reception rooms and a bathroom, with a basement, dining room, a separate kitchen and off-street parking. This house has all the ingredients to create a charming home with several period features, including fireplaces in most rooms and window shutters on the ground floor. There is scope to extend, subject to the usual planning consents. The nearest station is West Dulwich (serving Victoria and Blackfriars) and it is well situated for many local schools including Dulwich Prep London and Dulwich College plus a variety of local shops and cafés. Acacia Grove, London, SE21, £1,180,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321

Village Way, Dulwich Village, London, SE21, excess of £3,000,000, Savills 020 8673 4111

CHARM&CHARACTER This family home is now on sale – a rare opportunity to acquire this house, superbly located for both Dulwich Village and Lordship Lane, both just a short stroll away. This property has charm and character throughout and is in a prime catchment for some of the very best state and private schools, such as Dulwich College, Alleyn’s, Jags and Charter. It has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, with a stunning kitchen/diner. The house is newly refurbished and has excellent transport links. Glengarry Road, East Dulwich, SE22, £1,550,000, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 3792 1473


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A magical Grade II listed Georgian townhouse in Grove Lane’s most splendid terrace. Four/five bedrooms, three receptions, study, basement flat, yoga studio, double garage and southwesterly rear garden. Seven minutes’ walk to Denmark Hill for train/Overground services.


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Fairy tale five bedroom, three reception Georgian beauty crammed with truly rare original features. Entirely curved at the rear, four floors, an 83ft garden, almost 2600 square feet and on the best street in the area.



A secluded 0.4 acre development plot with full planning permission to build one or two houses. Set in a quiet leafy road on the renowned Lawrie Park Estate next to Crystal Palace Park and near trains/London Overground links.

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ORIGINALFEATURES A profound remodelling of this elegant four bedroom semi-detached home (c.1897) has prioritised convenience, comfort and sound design


rom 2014 to 2015 the house was extended at the rear and existing rooms were meticulously renovated. Both the front and rear gardens have been thoughtfully planted for year-round interest and the front of the house was repainted last summer. Superior fittings and finishes were sourced by an interior designer, an architect added fluidity and light to the layout, while of the plentiful bespoke storage options you’ll find here, some are truly ingenious. Living space is exemplary with reception space that flows into home/ office space and out to the rear (and truly beautiful) kitchen/diner/reception. Kitchen luxuries include appliances by Fisher & Paykel, Neff and Bosch, composite stone worktops and integrated waste disposal. There’s a downstairs cloakroom and a rear utility. The front garden was recently replanted while the rear has established plants, two large trees, a stone terrace, raised lawn and a paved area beyond the pergola. There’s a log store, outside plug-points and a rear garden shed with light. Full garden lighting has been installed that can be adjusted to accentuate different parts of the garden as the seasons change. All first-floor bedrooms are doubles and have built-in wardrobes that are handbuilt, internally lit and have open drawers,

closed drawers and hanging space. The front bathroom has a contemporary freestanding roll-top bath from Fired Earth (it’s incredibly deep), a large shower with a giant rainfall rose, bidet loo, wall-hung basin, integral cabinet and underfloor heating. Towards the rear is a shower room with a double-size walk-in shower, wall-hung loo and basin with an attached vanity unit, heated mirror and underfloor heating. The loft bedroom has a dormer window, two Velux skylights and copious built-in eaves storage that include wallto-wall drawers and deep cupboards. The front garden boasts a magnificent wisteria; the rear garden has established plants, two large trees, a stone terrace, raised lawn and a paved area beyond the pergola. There’s a log store, outside plugpoints and a rear garden shed with light. Full garden lighting has been installed that can be adjusted to accentuate different parts of the garden as the seasons change. Walk to Westcombe Park station in three minutes for trains into London or take a bus for ten minutes for Jubilee Line services from North Greenwich. The two closest primary schools are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted (Invicta and Halstow). Chain free. Coleraine Road, SE3 £1,595,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021


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Havil St SE5 ÂŁ280,000 Leasehold This Chain Free newly refurbished one bedroom property comes to the market boasting excellent location as well as a high standard of finish. Close to good transport links as well as Brunswick Park.

Crystal Palace Park Road SE26 ÂŁ375,000 Leasehold This stunning first floor period conversion benefits from stylish decor, private access to Crystal Palace Park and provides off street parking.

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Lings Coppice SE21 ÂŁ799,950 Freehold This well designed mid-terraced house comes to the market benefitting from off street parking, an internal garage and a short walk to both Bel Air park and local schools.

Milkwood Road SE24 ÂŁ925,000 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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LETTINGSLOWDOWN Anna Czaban, Partner and Lettings Manager, Knight Frank Riverside


and there’s the emergence of flexible e are currently work spaces, such as WeWork, which seeing that are beginning to become a driving force, the lettings with tenants selecting properties near market is being driven these spaces. by several factors and trends, some The smart home, which has been traditional and some emerging new ones around for some time, is also becoming The classics are still in play – tenants more commonplace as it hits mass want to balance their budget vs location, market, so premium properties, already good transports links, proximity to friends tech enabled, are gaining more interest. family and, of course, green spaces and Overall, the lettings market has been good schools. increasingly quality At the top end of driven over the the market there is past few years and more emphasis on tenants are choosing paying a premium properties which for new riverside have been recently apartments, with refurbished and key considerations which are presented being gyms, pools, in their best possible communal garden condition. spaces, high end We are seeing furnishings but there’s large numbers of new less of an emphasis on Anna Czaban Riverside apartments parking spaces. being completed and The more transient the brand new ones tend to be extremely nature of the work economy has brought popular and achieve higher rates. The about a new trend that is driving the older developments are still in demand market. The flexibility of letting allows but making sure that presentation is at its young professionals the freedom to best is key to a quick and successful let. move according to their places of work

“The flexibility of letting allows young professionals the freedom to move ”



his property in the stunning Chelsea Creek development has been immaculately furnished throughout to an incredibly high standard. The flat comprises one bedroom with sliding doors to section off the bedroom from the main reception room. The reception room is open plan into the kitchen with a built-in breakfast bar. The flat benefits from an onsite swimming pool, spa, gym and 24-hour concierge. Woodford House, Thurstan Street, SW6, £475 per week, Knight Frank Riverside 020 3597 7684



his wonderfully remodelled four-bedroom mews house has been finished to an exceptional standard and offers ample storage, off-street parking – located at the end of a picturesque, cobbled private mews. There is a generously-sized reception room with a feature fireplace, a contemporary kitchen with Siemens integrated appliances, and a dining room with stylish wooden floors. In addition there are four double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. Two of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is also a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe. Turnchapel Mews, Battersea, SW4, £5,500 pcm, Foxtons 020 7801 1111


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unique one-bedroom apartment within an exclusive brand new development in West Wimbledon, that is now available to rent on an unfurnished basis. This very special apartment is on the raised ground floor and has lovely high ceilings. There is a large, open plan reception room with a high specification kitchen leading to a large private terrace. The apartment includes a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom, use of the exclusive communal gardens and a secure underground parking space.

The block houses a communal gym and a residents’ cinema/meeting room. Copse Hill is close to Wimbledon Common, the Village and Wimbledon station. There are many good schools in the area, both in the private and public sector and a wide range of recreational activities are available such as tennis and golf clubs. Copse Hill, West Wimbledon, SW20, £1,950 monthly, unfurnished, Knight Frank 020 3553 7311


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FAMILYCHOICE T his brand new four- or five-bedroom semi-detached house, on one of Putney’s most prestigious roads, offers an amazing opportunity for a family looking to rent. It is offered on an unfurnished basis and benefits from underfloor heating, with over 3,000 sq ft of living and entertaining space. The ground floor consists of an entrance hallway, an elegant reception room with doors to a secluded terrace, a well proportioned study and a guest WC. Downstairs is the exceptional kitchen/dining/family

room, with a state of the art kitchen and access to the patio garden. There is a further, versatile reception room or extra bedroom, shower room and utility room. On the upper floors there is the master suite, a guest suite, two more double bedrooms and another family bathroom. Colinette Road is within walking distance of the high street, common, the river and numerous highly regarded schools Colinette Road, Putney, SW15, £5,500 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100

COOMBEEXCLUSIVE An amazing eight-bedroom family house set within the exclusive Coombe Estate, that features high spec finishes, large, adaptable living spaces and a 94-foot garden. The home is arranged over three floors and is beautifully presented and well laid out. It features an impressive dual-aspect reception room with a sleek, contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances. The house is CCTV wired throughout for media entertainment and has underfloor heating and off-street parking with a garage. Coombe End Cottage is well placed for easy access to Kingston and Wimbledon town centres with their excellent shopping facilities, theatres and cinema. Coombe End Cottage, Warren Road, Coombe, KT2, £9,000 pcm, Foxtons 020 8879 2121


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BESTOFOLD ANDNEW Set in the heart of Ripley village, this fivebedroom, Grade II listed, Georgian house has been meticulously maintained and updated, while retaining a wealth of period features


he period features include original wooden floorboards, open fireplaces, cornicing and window shutters. The Old Vicarage has been updated to include underfloor heating and a central sound system running through the home. The Hacker k i t c h e n / b re a k f a s t room is beautifully appointed and overlooks the rear garden. Fitted appliances include induction hob, steam oven, fitted refrigerator, freezer as well as stonework surfaces. The bathrooms are equally impressive with a three-piece Kohler fitted en suite bathroom and a shower room with Duravit fittings and a walk-in steam shower cubicle. Outside, the front area is enclosed with wrought iron railings. To the side there is a parking space with twin gates, which lead through to extra parking for two cars – which in turn leads to a large detached Coach House.

The rear garden, surrounded by a high wall, is a feature of the property. There are several seating areas including a charming covered terrace with a mature vine. Most of the garden is laid to lawn with mature borders as well as a half sized ‘boule’ court to the rear. The Old Vicarage is situated in the heart of the High Street in this historic village, which has an excellent range of shops as well as coffee shops, restaurants and public houses. The Village Green is said to be the largest in England and hosts a monthly farmers’ market. Fast trains from nearby Woking run into Waterloo, while the A3 links to central London and the M25 to Gatwick and Heathrow.

‘The period features include original wooden floorboards, open fireplaces, cornicing and window shutters’

The Old Vicarage, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23, £1,650,000, Knight Frank 01932 591600


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The Best of both Worlds

Guide Price £1,150,000

A sweet juxtaposition - captivating city style contemporary living right in the heart of rural England. Number 1 London End is a very special secret hideaway nestling peacefully in the beautiful medieval village of Titchmarsh with its local shop, pub and school. The commute to London is possible in sub 60 minutes from Huntingdon, Wellingborough and Kettering train stations. The original 17th century four bedroom stone cottage has been the subject of a recent major refurbishment and extension programme covering a total area of approx 390 sq m (4088 sq ft). Potential exists to convert the second kitchen to an annex if desired. A double garage complex features a large games room/home office. Outstanding woodland gardens, lawns and Italian style flagstone terraces are illuminated by night. (Plot size approx 0.65 acres). Here life is beautiful! EPC RATING: D Titchmarsh Kettering 01536 417888

Only 60 minutes by train to London ◆ Offices in Corby ◆ Kettering ◆ Market Harborough 107

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TOTHE MANOR BORNE Heyford Manor is an amazing Grade 2 listed Georgian house which forms the principal and substantial central part of this beautiful Northamptonshire ironstone manor house


he house was built in the late 18th century and was originally the manor house with a beautiful stone façade under a slate roof. Internally all the rooms are of vast proportions with superb original features which are now in need of cosmetic updating and modernising. The house is approached through stone gates, onto a circular gravelled driveway with a central lawn and bounded by a stream. The location is completely idyllic, featuring formal walled gardens and it’s just a few minutes walk to the village centre. One of the main features of this superb property is the grand entrance hall which has sash windows to the front, flooding the room with natural light. There is a sweeping original staircase with a large first floor landing as well as panelled walls and original panelled doors. The principal rooms all lead off the reception hall. A stunning drawing room, with an original fireplace, is at the rear giving direct access to a terrace and the gardens. Both the separate dining room and panelled sitting room have

period features. The kitchen is fully fitted with integrated appliances and is large enough for a breakfast table. On the first floor is a superb master bedroom with en suite bathroom, two large double guest bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are a further three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. In addition, the lower ground floor is currently configured as a separate two bedroom flat or annexe and has the original wine stores. This floor, again, has original features and would be ideal as a granny annexe or home office. Good local amenities and excellent schools are found close by in Nether Heyford and Bugbrooke, with Towcester and Norhampton just a short drive away. For commuters mainline rail services to London Euston are found at Northampton which take approximately an hour.

‘The house is approached through stone gates onto a circular gravelled driveway’

Heyford Manor, Manor Park, Nether Hefyford, Northamptonshire NN7 3NN Guide Price £795,000, Fine and Country Northampton 01604 309030


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HAREBELLHILL On the prestigious Oxshott Way Estate in Cobham, this newly launched five-bedroom house provides perfect light-filled space for a growing family


illowbank is spacious and impressive home of 7,500 square feet with five reception rooms.The sizeable kitchen/breakfast/ family room is the heart of the house with fold-back glass doors to the half-acre landscaped garden. The vast L-shaped kitchen has two ovens, warming drawers and a steamer, making those ‘Masterchef’ moments all the more achievable. There are also masses of storage space as well as a temperature controlled wine fridge for the aspiring sommelier. This room connects to the formal dining and drawing rooms via two sets of double doors, which, when open, create a large open plan entertaining space at the rear of the home. The glass panelLed staircase allows plenty of natural light into the entrance hall, while the TV den and private study catch the afternoon sun through the large, floor-to-ceiling windows. On the first floor, the master suite is joined by three other en suite double

bedrooms, each with their own dressing area or built in wardrobes. There is a large guest suite and children’s playroom on the second floor. The classic red brick façade gives the new home an Arts and Crafts style and the forecourt has room for parking in addition to the double garage. Willowbank sits behind an electronic gated entrance, a short walk from Cobham High Street, filled with local independent shops, a Waitrose, and plenty of restaurants, bars and café. There is a great selection of local schools, including ACS International School, Reeds and Parkside, and also sports clubs for cricket, tennis, rowing and squash. Cobham & Stoke d’Abernon station is just over a mile away, where direct trains into London Waterloo run every 30 minutes.

‘The classic red brick façade gives the new home an Arts and Crafts style’

Willowbank, 6 Harebell Hill, Oxshott Way Estate, Cobham, KT11, £4.35million, Knight Frank 01932 591600


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168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111 

Balham 73-79 Balham High Road, Balham SW12  020 8772 8000 

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965 

11–13 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12  020 8618 2013 

174A Lavender Hill SW11  020 7924 2255 

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Sales – 8-11 Station Road, Balham SW12  020 8675 6565 

108 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7228 2666 

Lettings – 115 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 6565  Sales & Lettings – 120 Balham High Road SW12  020 8772 9373   Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050 

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944  7a Albion Riverside, Hester Road, Battersea Park, SW11  020 3597 7670 

Knight Frank

Knight Frank Riverside, 7a Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road SW11  020 3597 7670 

Knight Frank

45 Balham Hill SW12  020 8673 4377 

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Sales & Lettings – 172 Lavender Hill, SW11  020 7978 5800  


Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404 

48 Barnes High Street, SW13  020 3728 2288 

238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900 

Knight Frank

56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130 

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 

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73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333 

Savills Blue C100 M76 Y12 K68 Savills Grey C40 M10 Y0 K70 (25%)

Estate Agents

52 Barnes High Street SW13  020 8939 6900 



Letting Specialists

Management Services


Knight Frank


Unit C1 Vista, 346 Queenstown Road, London SW8  020 3642 9711 


198 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7924 2777  21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100 

Stone C11 M13 Y30 K32 White Background colour: Savills Grey C40 M10 Y0 K70

Battersea & Nine Elms

Battersea 280/278 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7228 2629 

29 Battersea Square SW11  020 7924 3130 

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


506–508 Brixton Road, Brixton SW9  020 7704 5757 

29 BATTERSEA SQUARE LONDON SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 7924 - 3130 Email: Web:

400-402 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9  020 8846 2320 


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39 Dulwich Village, Dulwich Village SE21  020 3280 3519 

Crystal Palace 26 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace SE19  020 8772 8080 


107-109 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22  020 3280 3523 

Clapham 27-31 The Pavement SW4  020 7498 8686 

2 Barry Parade, Barry Road SE22  020 8299 3021  73 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 8875 7995 

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Sales – 30 The Pavement, Clapham SW4  020 3700 8555 

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390-392 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 8963 5100 

44 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 3280 3514 

372-374 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8971 7070 

Knight Frank

Knight Frank

Sales – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6750 

517-519 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 3280 3521 

Lettings – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6756 

Lettings – 334 Garratt Lane, SW18  020 3280 3522 

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666 

Lettings - 370 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8879 6205 

Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588  131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111 


East Dulwich

57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  1-3 Old Town SW12  020 7627 5566 



East Sheen 298a Upper Richmond Rd W, SW14  020 8018 7777 

Coombe Hill 259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393  360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833 


94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900 

Dulwich Village 29-35 Lordship Lane, Dulwich SE22  020 8613 6200 


Herne Hill 63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454  236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950 


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Raynes Park

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181-183 Kennington Lane, SE11  020 7840 3205  292-294 Kennington Road, SE11 

Station Buildings, Coombe Lane SW20  020 3542 2000 


Richmond 27a The Quadrant, Richmond TW9  020 8973 2700 

Sales & Lettings – 345a Kennington Road SE11  020 7385 2296   Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 

Knight Frank

Lettings – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 




Southfields 251-251b Wimbledon Park Road SW19  020 8871 9655 

173-177 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1  020 8879 2121 




Streatham 82 Streatham High Road, Streatham SW16  020 8150 5400 

145 Evelina Road, Nunhead SE15  020 3206 3063 


1-3 De Montfort Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16  020 8677 9900 

Putney 175 Putney High Street, Putney SW15  020 8355 1000 

1 Leigham Court Road, SW16  020 8769 8744 

1 Putney Hill, Putney SW15  020 3280 3545  81-83 Lower Richmond Road, West Putney SW15  020 3280 3558 

46-50 Streatham Hill, Streatham, London SW2  020 8769 6699 



Sales & Lettings – 188 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 8780  

47-49 Mitcham Road, SW17  020 3728 2150 

198 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 6111 

58-60 Tooting High Street, SW17  020 8767 1400 

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295 

23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800  40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100 

29-31 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17  020 8767 3655 


Tooting Bec 26 Tooting Bec Road, Tooting SW17  020 8767 0522 


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12 Huguenot Place SW17  020 8877 4810 

Wandsworth 370 Old York Road SW18  020 8480 4444 


West Dulwich

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507 Old York Road SW18  020 8875 8899 


94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900 

Wandsworth – Between the Commons

113 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3280 3556 

140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777 

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Knight Frank


Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000 

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965 

Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081 

118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222 

Knight Frank

81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  

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Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222 

Knight Frank

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  

New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111 


Telephone: 020 3797 2690


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LAST WORD Samuel Bide, Director Marsh & Parsons Barnes Describe your property career to date. Having started my career in estate agency over a decade ago, I’ve spent the entirety of it in London. I joined Marsh & Parsons over eight years ago. I’ve mostly been working in the Barnes office, with a brief stint in Chelsea and Pimlico. It’s been truly remarkable seeing Marsh & Parsons grow as a company, meeting some extremely interesting people over the years and selling some fantastic properties. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? The most enjoyable part of the job is the variety, both in the people I meet and the properties I see. It’s a job where there is always something new to learn, and helping people find their dream property is extremely satisfying. Describe the biggest challenges. The property market in London has changed a lot over the years I have worked in estate agency, with the highs in 2007 and 2013/2014 and the challenges of 2008 and the current slightly tricky market given all of the global and economic changes taking place. However, this is the way the market works and learning to adapt how we approach a sale is crucial in both instances. It is about managing expectations and by doing so we are still seeing a high volume of sales. At the end of the day, London is an incredible city and people are always going to want to live here.

What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Be enthusiastic, willing to work hard and listen to people. Your personality and attitude is your most effective tool for success.

families will always want good quality homes and a sense of community to live amongst. As these families grow in size, they will inevitably need to upsize and move up the ladder, freeing up properties for first-time buyers.

What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? Price is important. The current market is sensitive, so price accurately and present the property in its best possible light. Spend time touching up scuffs on the walls, decluttering and putting away children’s toys and giving rooms a fresh lick of paint. These quick wins can go a long way with a buyer! Oh, and ensure you’re using a proactive agent.

Recent highs, recent lows? It is undeniable that the property market has been trickier than usual, due in large to the reservations felt by buyers and sellers following Brexit and the general election. However, the challenge and ability to adapt to this changing market is always a high, and ultimately still being able to deliver great results for our clients is very rewarding.

What sets south London apart? What sets south London apart from its other counterparts is the abundance of green open spaces and the incredible community spirit you see in the village-like locations. These draw a huge variety of people to the area, from families to young professionals to students. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? The aforementioned reasons are just two of many that make south London such a desirable place to live. I believe the market will remain stable for a couple of years and will be driven by the fundamental motivations for people wanting to move staying the same. At the end of the day,

What is your top location south of the river? My top location south of the river has to be Barnes Village which remains a semihidden gem so close to central London. It has a fantastic sense of community, beautiful architecture, great schools and lots of green open spaces, as well as offering breathtaking views of the River Thames from many of the exceptional properties. I’m not sure what more anyone could want? If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? I think realistically I would still work within a sales environment, however in an ideal world I’d be a professional golfer – I’d certainly need some improvement first!

Ullswater Road, SW13 £2,150,000 A beautifully refurbished five-bedroom, semi-detached family house, with off-street parking and a mature south-facing garden. Barnes Sales: 02085638333


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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

Guide price: ÂŁ1,850,000

Effingham, Surrey

Available for the first time in 37 years, this attractive, character home sits on a beautiful west facing plot of 2/3 acre. The property backs on to the fairway of the 17th hole at Effingham Golf Club and it also benefits from spectacular views across to Windsor Castle and beyond. EPC: D. Office: 01932 964156


Guide price: ÂŁ3,000,000

Oxshott, Surrey

Brand new five bedroom detached family home of over 6,000 sq.ft featuring a high specification throughout and south facing rear garden. Built by Beaufield Homes this property is located on a private road in the Danes Way Estate close to the local shops and other amenities. EPC: B. Office: 01932 964156

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Palace Road, East Molesey, KT8

This large detached property is situated on Palace Road a short walk from Bridge Road, Hampton Court Palace and the mainline station with regular trains to Waterloo. 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms. EPC: D, Approx. 3,420 sq ft. Office: 01372 940253



Victoria Avenue, Surbiton, KT6

This recently refurbished Victorian home offers modern family accommodation over 3 floors and is situated on a premier road in Surbiton. Located within close distance to the train station, town centre and Victoria Recreation Ground. 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 4 bathrooms EPC: D. Approx 3618 sq ft. Office: 01372 940253

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