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Film studio conversion in SW11

Dinkys on the move

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Montefiore Street, Battersea SW11 A well-presented family home in this highly desirable street, located within the Diamond Conservation Area and with views over the Montefiore Gardens. Ideally located for access to the green spaces and sports facilities of both Clapham Common and Battersea Park. • • • •

Matt Smith looks forward to helping you matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670

Separate kitchen Double reception room West-facing patio garden Approximately 1,087 sq ft

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Homes with beautiful outside space for sale. Sisters Avenue, Battersea SW11 A stylish three bedroom duplex apartment with a private roof terrace on a quiet tree-lined residential street.

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Inbuilt storage Sky lights Period property Approximately 1,210 sq ft




Rebecca Higgins looks forward to helping you.

rebecca.higgins@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6116

Guide price £975,000

Carminia Road, Wandsworth SW17 A superb, unusually wide end of terrace family house with a beautifully landscaped garden in a much sought-after location.

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Solid wood flooring Development potential Excellent transport Approximately 2,536 sq ft




Toby Turnage lookings forward to helping you.


Guide price £1,550,000

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Alison Hurcombe is an experienced publisher with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial real estate industry. Skilled in negotiation, advertising sales, copy-writing, digital strategy. Strong media and communication professional. +44 (0)7718 982736 ahurcombe@londonpropertysouth.co.uk EDITOR Jane Stevens, a journalist who has worked for many national and regional magazines, has been a stylist, writer and editor covering a diverse range of subjects including fashion, food, travel, interiors and property. jstevens@londonpropertysouth.co.uk DESIGN & PRODUCTION TypeStart southpr@typestart.co.uk • www.typestart.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS info@londonpropertysouth.co.uk

Stockwell Park Crescent, SW9 £3,100 pcm

A large three bedroom family house in sought after location. The property comprises two receptions, dining room, eat in fitted kitchen, two good sized double bedrooms, one smaller double bedroom and bathroom with shower over bath. The house also benefits from a private garden, WC and utility room. EPC - E Clapham Office 020 7720 5588

HEAD OFFICE The Studio, 370 Old York Road, London SW18 1SP CONTRIBUTORS Jenny Knight is an award-winning journalist, specialising in property and education. During her long career she has written news and features for nearly every national paper. Duncan Farmer is an experienced journalist specialising in finance, business and property. Duncan writes for a wide range of newspapers including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday. See his Finance report.

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Smith’s Yard, SW18 £1,700 pcm

A modern and very well presented split level two bedroom flat. The property comprises an open plan reception and modern fitted kitchen with Juliette balcony doors, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite, further double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and main bathroom with shower over the bath. EPC - C



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Guide price: ÂŁ7,000,000 9 Bedrooms A stunning boutique designed nine bedroom family residence situated in grounds of approximately an acre within seconds of the exclusive Coombe hill Golf Course and prominent local schools. offering a fabulous indoor swimming pool complex, six reception rooms, six bathrooms, gym and double garage.

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JULY 2019






10 Home Front. Jenny Knight looks at the Dinkys on the move


11 The Word. Simon Scott, Regional Head at Savills, looks at how the south west London family house rental market is performing this year

23 So SOUTH. Lights out

16 Heads-up. Wandsworth’s makes moves towards happier streets, a prize for affordable housing and a plaque for Wombles creator 17 Word on the Street. Offers in excess of: What does it mean? 18 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 34 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 42 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer has found some pockets of optimism in the current mayhem 69 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks

SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

22 The Trend. Get weaving! 24 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens 25 Pick of the Paperbacks.  Six of the best

ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. The star in the background – a magnificent Modernist house in Surrey 10 Trophy Home. Modern communal living in Forest Hill 12 A substantial family home on a tree-lined road near Clapham and Wandsworth Commons  20 Home Compare. Townhouses 27 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress 35 NEW HOMES. Jo McDonagh, Sales Director of Shanly

Homes Southern, considers what second-steppers are looking for 38 The High Life. Luxury Fulham townhouse with roof terrace views of the Thames 45 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. An elegant apartment in an Edwardian mansion 49 Robert Holmes Coombe. A brand new luxury residence on the Coombe Estate 44 South West London. An impressive detached house in Tulse Hill and ultramodern, open-plan living Between the Commons 54 South West London. A detached family home close to Wimbledon Common, a unique three bedroom home in Clapham and an exceptional apartment overlooking Battersea Park 68 South East London. A jawdropping Victorian five-bed family home in Camberwell and a bespoke conversion of an Edwardian factory in Peckham

70 Lettings. A spacious garden flat in Earlsfield, a magnificent Victorian semi in the Telford Park Conservatism Area and a well proportioned family home in Putney 71 Luxe Lets. Three floors offers the perfect family space in Wimbledon and a luxury apartment in Nine Elms 72 Super Prime Let. A gorgeous period house, comprehensively refurbished, in Putney

COUNTRY 74 A five bedroom equestrian property and superb family home in Ockham near Woking

FINALLY 77 Directory of South London agents 81 Last Word. Alex Oppenheim, Director John D Wood & Co Battersea, has the final say



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BORROWERBE Cheaper than most hire shops, the Crystal Palace Library of Things is the go-to place for now and again diy-ers. You can borrow lots of useful things from drills to pasta makers – and learn how to use them. It opened in 2017 with support from crowdfunding and is open seven days a week. www.libraryofthings.co.uk/crystalpalace

PRINTSCHARMING Dulwich Picture Gallery’s new exhibition Cutting Edge champions the medium of the block-print linocut and the pioneering printmakers from the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. They captured the spirit of 1930s’ Britain with vibrant prints exploring themes of transport, speed and movement, industry, labour and sport and leisure. Until 8 September. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

CUTCLASS Nahoko Kojima’s Sumi, an eight-metre-long crocodile cut entirely from one sheet of paper, will hang suspended from the Dulwich Gallery’s entrance hall – a visual spectacle for all to admire until 8 September. Nahoko is a key protagonist of the paper cut sculpture movement. She is renowned for turning majestic animals into works of art and questioning our relationship to nature. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

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HANGINGOUT A living wall (like a garden) is a lovesome thing but maybe too high maintenance for some. This artificial specimen looks the part inside or out. Easy Wall handmade plant wall, £349. www.johnlewis.com

GORGEOUSLY GREEN Whitton (you’ll find it not far from Twickenham Stadium and the A316) has an established yet evolving high street with a good mix of independent shops, including a fabulous bakery and, across the road, Botanical Home. An oasis of green things, it was set up by Jo King who grew up in a grocers and florist in Hanworth and left the corporate world in 2017 to follow the dream of her own shop. Jo’s speciality is plants, mostly indoor, but the there are also lots of pots, and a covetable collection of homeware – all with a botanical theme. 31 High Street, Whitton, Twickenham TW2 7LB www.botanicalhome.co.uk

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inkys – the dual income, no kids yet buyers are making for south and south east London, often for areas where they think there is regeneration potential. According to Savills, these well off couples – with a combined income of £80,000 or more – are now shunning the traditional London villages like Fulham and Fitzrovia, to travel south of the river. The better off Dinkys like to treat themselves to a view of the river, going for prime riverfront addresses from London Bridge to Bermondsey to Putney. Wandsworth is top of their list, with seven districts among the top choices, including Balham, Southfields and Earlsfield. Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills, says: “Water is definitely an attraction. Areas that have seen a lot of new building and regeneration in the past 15 years are popular, with a few areas like East Putney and Balham that have always been Dinky heartlands.” He thinks that the Dinkys are less concerned with family facilities and keener on lifestyle benefits like gyms or concierge service and of course great transport links. However, areas like Wandsworth are neighbourhoods for Dinkys to get to know and to investigate for their next step up the housing ladder. It has great family homes and is also close to many great private schools. In third place on the Dinky list is

central Croydon which is affordable compared with areas further into London. The period conversions and its many new developments are proving a magnet for childless couples. One of the big draws is that the average property price is just over £339,000 making it a place with plenty of choice that Dinky couples can afford. Croydon was promised a £1.4 billion Westfield but that is on hold for the moment with fears over Brexit and the economy being blamed. Yet Croydon still has huge advantages for buyers because it is the most affordable of the top 20 Dinky destinations. A runner-up in the list of desired destinations is the Greenwich Peninsula where a £8.4 billion project is transforming nearly two miles of waterfront land, providing nearly 16,000 new homes over the next 15 years, with a current average price of £526,000. Currently the top of the Dinky destinations is Surrey Docks where the average property price is £533,331. Balham where the average home price is £970,043, is eighth on the list, while Southfields and Earlsfield are 13th and 14th respectively. Their average home prices are £639,151, and £611,967. The advantage for Dinky buyers in Wandsworth is that when they decide to have a family the area is well stocked with three and four bedroom houses for the next move up the property ladder.


aolin Court is a group of new homes in Forest Hill with communal living and neighbourliness at its core. Each building is angled to allow the maximum amount of sun into the gardens, creating a striking series of vaulted roofs. Each has its own patio area and outside bike storage, with direct access to the shared, central courtyard garden. This three bedroom house, including a master with en suite, lies to the back of the courtyard. All the houses face inwards, but have been cleverly designed so as not to overlook each other. Long floor-to-ceiling windows fill the inside spaces with natural light. The development has been designed to be extremely efficient to run with underfloor heating, high levels of insulation and triple glazing. Kaolin Court, Beadnell Road, SE23, £875 www.themodernhouse.com


modernist property in Surrey has been a stunning backdrop to TV shows such as Poirot, music videos with the likes of Cheryl and fashion shoots with Alexa Chung (pictured) and includes a sound studio built by a previous owner, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera. St Ann’s Court in Chertsey is a Grade IIlisted house. It’s part modernist round house, designed in 1936 by Sir Raymond McGrath, and part converted coach house. The property, which sits on top of St Ann’s Hill, a protected nature reserve, is set in 8-acres of historical grounds and offers accommodation of just under 12,000 sq ft across 34 rooms. It is close to Thorpe, Egham and Virginia Water. It was for sale three years ago for £9m but it’s now POA with Strutt & Parker.


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Simon Scott, Regional Head at Savills, looks at how the south west London family house rental market is performing this year


t’s been a busy year so far for the south west London family house rental market and, we’re up 32 per cent on agreed deals compared to this time last year. In the summer we see a real rise in family house searches before the new school term. Move ins and applicants are at their highest between June and September; we usually see a 60 per cent increase in applicant levels compared to previous months. The prime London rental market continues to be driven by quality over the location or prestige of a well-known address. Generally when registering tenants they’ll prefer highspecification properties in immaculate condition with the best new build properties setting the bar in terms of amenities, specification and connectivity. While some applicants will be looking only for furnished properties, others will want an unfurnished home – as they will have their own furniture. Good sized kitchens are essential in this market because it’s where families will often spend most of their time. When it comes to gardens, some people want the outside space for children to play, whereas others have chosen to live here because we have the likes of Battersea Park and the Commons that have family-friendly aspects to them such as Battersea Park Zoo and play areas. In terms of budget, a tenant can expect to pay around £3,250 per month for a well-appointed classic terrace up to £8,450 for a substantial detached house in a prime Commons position. Looking to our family tenants, they’ve a varied profile with a range of different reasons to rent, be it lifestyle, circumstantial or re-location. We have local applicants who are upsizing as well as homeowners moving into rented accommodation while they are waiting for their homes to be renovated. Over the last few years we’ve also seen a significant rise in the proportion of tenants who have sold their home and are now renting for a couple of years and waiting for the right property to come along.

It’s usually for work reasons that people will be re-locating and the summer season Guide price £900,000 is the busiest time for that. Places like A superbly presented individually designed Richmond are popular thanks to local family home, with five bedrooms, offering international schools such as the Deutsche versatile accommodation, including a Schule. Whereas Wandsworth and Clapham self-contained annex and impressive are both on good bus routes to schools basement cinema/games rooms, all set such as Whitgift, Alleyns and Trinity School within immaculate gardens of half an in addition to well-regarded state maintained acre. The substantial interior extends to primary and secondary schools more locally. approximately 4,000 sq ft and the home is Over the past few years we have seen nicely tucked away along a tranquil lane in the length of tenancies rising, with people Rownhams near Southampton. taking properties for longer. Family houses are typically let for a minimum of three Morris Dibben 01794 512802 years which provides a sense of security and stability. For those re-locating, they may choose to settle and get used to the neighbourhood to scope out what type of property they might want before then looking to buy later on.  As the year plays out we expect to see a continued Queenswood demand for best in class 15 Battersea Square, properties and with SW11 3RA Brexit uncertainty 020 7228 8877 it’s possible that www.queenswoodldn.com we may see accidental Where? landlords Nestled in the corner of the cobbled coming into Battersea Square – a stones throw the market. from the river. We have What’s it like? s t r o n g An unassuming exterior leads through demand for family to a contemporary interior with exposed properties concrete walls, parquet wood flooring across the along plenty of knick knack shelves and region, but wall hangings to keep your eyes busy. landlords And the food? will need to remain In a word, delicious. It would competitive on be unfair to label it under a guide pricing particular cuisine but expect and flexible on Daniel Cowling vibrant, fresh flavours terms in order to Negotiator with some impressive attract tenants. Knight Frank and unexpected Battersea & combinations. Riverside


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ORIGINAL FEATURES With a south-facing garden, this six bedroom house has substantial proportions with good lateral space


t is ideally located for the good transport links by train at Wandsworth Common overground station and Clapham South underground station for the Northern Line. The property retains many original features and is accessed via a beautiful stained glass door into a deep, wide entrance hall with tessellated tile flooring and intricate ceiling plasterwork. A galleried staircase creates an open and light aspect. Off the hallway, to the front, is an elegant bay-fronted double reception space with attractive twin Chesney fireplaces and bespoke cabinetry with display shelving. French doors at the rear open onto a paved terrace overlooking a private, walled garden. The vaulted kitchen/dining space at the rear creates a wonderful feeling of space and light thanks to its southerly aspect. The recently fitted bespoke Roundhouse kitchen features striking Quartz topped cupboards and units with

integrated appliances and double doors allowing access to the garden. The house also benefits from a downstairs cloakroom, a fully fitted utility room and a large cellar, which offers excellent development potential, subject to planning permission, and plenty of storage space. Upstairs, a generous master suite is located to the front of the first floor with a large fitted dressing room, which opens up into a luxurious en suite bathroom featuring an egg-shape rimless bathtub with a separate glass rain shower. There is another double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and useful shelving and a nursery/study. On the top floor, there are an additional three double bedrooms. Thurleigh Road is a tree-lined road that runs between Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common, near to restaurants, shops and wine bars. Thurleigh Road, SW12, Balham, ÂŁ2,350,000, Knight Frank 020 8682 7768

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Homes to let in Clapham. Larkhall Lane, Clapham SW4 This modern, beautifully decorated flat provides excellent living and entertaining space. • Benefiting from a Juliet balcony • An abundance of natural light throughout • Excellent location in the heart of Clapham • Good transport links close by





Harry Anthony looks forward to helping you. harry.anthony@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6119

Guide price £460 per week

Malwood Road, Wandsworth SW12 A wonderful four storey Victorian family home located within the Nightingale Triangle. • Generous living and entertaining space • Abundance of natural light throughout • South-facing garden • Prime location close to Clapham Common





Harry Anthony looks forward to helping you. harry.anthony@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6119

Guide price £1,300 per week

knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees.

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The best properties on your doorstep

Anhalt Road, SW11 Double reception room, kitchen/dining room, 5 double bedrooms (2 en suite), 4 bathrooms, separate W.C., family room, office, utility room, paved garden, roof terrace, 292 sq m (3,144 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide £4 million | Freehold

Battersea Church Road, SW11 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 4 bedrooms (2 en suite), playroom with kitchenette, 2 further bathrooms, separate W.C., utility room, study, garden, roof terrace, 228 sq m (2,457 sq ft), EPC=B

Guide £2.75 million | Freehold

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Savills Battersea Park

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Heyford Avenue, SW8 Reception room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms (1 en suite), further bathroom, cellar, garden, 78 sq m (835 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide £645,000 | Share of Freehold

Primrose Mansions, SW11 Reception room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, garden, 51 sq m (552 sq ft), EPC=Awaiting EPC

Guide £599,950 | Leasehold Approximately 953 years remaining

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CHEERSFOR THEAGENTS The team at Savills has raised £85,000 at the annual Royal Trinity Hospice Summer Garden Party. The Royal Trinity Hospice, founded in 1891, is England’s oldest hospice. Savills south west London offices have supported the garden party, in the grounds of the hospice next to Clapham Common, for 20 years. Guests arrived to drinks and canapés on the lawn with entertainment from a live jazz band. Throughout the evening Savills organised games to raise extra cash, including a game of guessing historic house prices as well as a charity auction.

Work is under way to transform a dull railway bridge underpass in Wandsworth into a colourful ‘Happy Street’. London designer Yinka Ilori (also involved in creating this summer’s colourful pavilion in the grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery) won Wandsworth Council’s commission after consultation with local residents and an expert panel. The fresh new look for the Thessaly Road underpass in Nine Elms is part of a package of improvement works for the area which will provide a better environment for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. The ‘Happy Street’ design has taken inspiration includes a rainbow of colours, referring to the bright colours seen during sunsets over the nearby River Thames. Before work could begin to decorate the rail bridge, old paint had to be removed, corroded steel treated and then primer applied. The colour is now being painted onto the underside of the bridge. The next stage involves installing enamel panels over the walls to create a new durable and reflective surface. Ilori, and the architects he is working with, are running workshops for local residents who can try their hand at their own designs. There will be a ‘Happy Streets’ festival on 13 July to celebrate the redesigned bridge, with live music, performances and entertainment.

MICROUNITS The Pocket Living housing scheme for first time buyers in Wandsworth has won a RIBA award. The affordable housing scheme the prestigious RIBA London awards 2019. Pocket Living’s affordable housing scheme in Mapleton Crescent won the prize for its attractive design, high standard of accommodation and pioneering construction method. The development, on the banks of the River Wandle, uses the latest modular construction techniques, in which completed residential units are assembled at a factory in Bedford before being transported to site and installed with cranes. The method has shaved around six months off the tower’s total build time. The 27-storey development has provided 53 homes for local first-time buyers, selling at a discount of at least 20 per cent and 36 two-and-three-bedroom open market homes. The attractive green ceramic facade gives the tower its finishing touch. The council stipulated that 90 per cent of the discounted homes had to be offered to first time buyers from Wandsworth on incomes ranging from as low as £25,000. Prices for these flats began at £225,000. The RIBA judgment said: “This project has set a high benchmark standard for affordable accommodation. Pocket Living’s product delivers affordable micro-units alongside a smaller proportion of market flats. The rooftop provides a generous landscaped communal terrace affording long distance views around London – one can imagine it will be well used and enjoyed by residents in pleasant weather.”

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SITTINGPRETTY A riverside terrace has opened at Wandsworth Park, creating a new public space in a formerly disused part of the popular park. it was formerly closed off to the public and in 2017 the council rejected a planning application to incorporate it into the back gardens of nearby private houses – a decision upheld by an independent planning inspector last year. The council has asked the Friends of Wandsworth Park to manage the terrace, and volunteers will be opening and closing it every day. The aim is to turn it into a sensory garden.

WORD ON THE STREET ‘Offers in excess of’... what does it mean? JANE ROBATHAN ROY BROOKS

WOMBLINGON Wandsworth Council has unveiled a green plaque in honour of children’s author Elizabeth Beresford, watched by the author’s son, Marcus, and daughter, Kate. Elizabeth Beresford created The Wombles – the much-loved creatures that lived on Wimbledon Common – and with their litter-picking, recycling lifestyles, The Wombles’ green credentials proved ahead of their time. In fact, the author lived near Wandsworth Common and her former home is the latest recipient of a green plaque – Wandsworth Council’s scheme to remember notable local residents and places. Other recipients have included Clement Atlee, Dame Margaret Rutherford and the Festival of Britain Gardens.

This supposedly means the vendor is only willing to consider an offer over the accompanying price. In order to discourage time wasting, OIEO makes it clear to buyers not to book a viewing unless they want to pay at least the advertised price. In reality, this is an outdated way of marketing a home and it’s probably putting off buyers. There’s nothing inviting or motivating about the wording and it can offer the perception that the home is overvalued with sticklers for owners. Avoid using OIEO and market a property at the highest price you sensibly think is achievable.

SAM SPROSTON KNIGHT FRANK WANDSWORTH Offers in excess of is used fairly rarely, in fact I can’t remember the last time I used it. If vendors are keen to make the marketing price attractive but at the same time think the property is worth more, they may be advised to opt for this strategy to attract potential buyers. Remember a buyer can offer whatever they like as the marketing price is not necessarily the value. The value is what someone is prepared to pay. That said, it is advisable to engage with the selling agent to obtain some feedback as to the vendors’ expectations and if indeed there is already interest in the property at a level north of the OIEO figure.

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Thinking of moving? Take advice from Property Expert Phil Spencer

How to save money when moving home: top tips


sk anyone you know, moving home is a stressful event. Being prepared is always key, but on the actual day of the move things can still go wrong. So it’s important to take charge as much as possible. In the lead up to the big day you can at least ensure that you have full control of the money spent on moving, thereby avoiding the additional financial stress. To help you get the best deal on moving, here are my tips to help you save money on moving day. Start to Declutter The last thing you want is to pay for items of furniture to be moved which you haven’t used in years and are just as unlikely to use in your home. This might just reduce your removal quote on the day when the removals company comes to quote for the move. This is the best time to clear out unwanted items, big or small. But remember to start early, as it’s surprising how long it takes to go through everything. Choose the Right Removal Quote for You Removal quotes can vary considerably in price and also depend on what part of the country you live in. You should aim to get at least three removals companies to quote for the big move. They will often provide multiple costs for

several options. Obviously, the cheapest option is for you to do all the packing by yourself. Just be aware that this is incredibly time consuming and stressful too. Often removals companies will not insure boxes packed by you, if they are damaged in transit – always check their terms and conditions. However, you might be protected if your move is covered under your Home Insurance. Check with your provider if this is the case. Need help with finding a removals company? You can get a removal quote online over on my website www.moveiq.co.uk Don’t Pay Deposit Too Early Most removal companies will charge a deposit to confirm your booking and secure the date required for the move. Obviously you want to be absolutely sure that the date is agreed by all parties in your chain, so save paying this deposit until you have the green light for moving day from your solicitor. Settle Final Bills at Your Old Property You don’t want to be paying double costs for bills at your old property and your new home. So make sure you inform your energy and broadband providers before moving day of your intention to move. Give them the date of your move and provide them with an accurate meter reading if applicable. This will ensure

that you are not charged for any costs after the date you vacate your old property. Switch Energy and Broadband Supplier This really is the best time to review energy providers for your new property to help save you money. There is nothing that says you have to stay with your current energy or broadband providers. So, shop around for the best deals to help save you more money in the future. You can easily compare costs for energy suppliers and find the best offers for broadband, calls and TV package deals over on www.moveiq.co.uk Get Help From Friends and Family Now is not the time to manage everything all on your own. Friends and family are usually very happy to help you out with moving, you just need to ask. You might even discover that they would be happy to store a few items temporarily at their property, reducing the cost for transit by a removal company. So, don’t be shy and reach out for help. Make sure you choose the best removals company for you and good luck with the move! Whether you’re buying, renting or moving, Phil shares his property advice all in one place over on www.moveiq.co.uk

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An extremely impressive modern town house over five floors, with four double bedrooms, roof terrace and garden, situated in a fantastic location on Ilminster Gardens, close to Northcote Road and Clapham junction. It has been completely refurbished with exceptional finishes throughout. Rampton Baseley 020 7228 5111

370 Old York Road SW18 1SP telephone 020 8480 4444

Guide price £1,150,000


A modern terraced four bedroom town house in Ladderstile Ride, Kingston-Upon Thames which is filled with light and offers spacious living of 2,395 sq ft set over three floors. It has enviable pedestrian access to Richmond Park. Coombe Residential 020 8947 9393

Guide price £490,000

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Lene Bjerre Clara Couch, £870 sweetpeaandwillow.com

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Patrique floor lamp, £1,606 arteriors home. com

IT’S RITZY Fiji apple day bed, £3,499.99 thegarden furnture centre .co.uk

Tankard stool, £35 ikea.com

Celerie Kemble Avalon sconce, £523 arteriorshome.com

Bohdi lantern, £20 habitat.co.uk

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Floor lamp, £249 cuckooland.com

Planter, £55 each nataliawillmott.co.uk

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f you want to take some inside style outside then IKEA’S outdoor lighting has some bright ideas. You can decorate your garden, balcony or rooftop space with a wide range of solar-powered lamps to create the perfect backdrop for family lunches and parties during the day, while adding a magic glow to summer evenings. Solar-powered lamps are fuss-free solar – no cables, no limits – put them anywhere you want and let the sun do its magic. When the batteries are fully charged they will give light for 12 hours. Polyester shades resist the weather’s worst. Solvinden LED solar-powered floor lamp, £35 and various pendant globes from £20 to £6, ikea.com

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Growing concerns...


he Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival runs from July 1 to 7 in the grounds of the historic palace. Among the delights is the Urban Pollinator Garden by Caitlin McLaughlin (pictured right). This contemporary back garden fuses design and wildlife-friendly values. The theme is pollination, and encouraging pollinators, specifically insects, to thrive. This in turn, will help to support a range of wildlife and promote biodiversity. The garden showcases how providing for pollinators can be done without any hard work or compromising on style. It includes contemporary features that double as homes for insects, bumblebees and solitary bees. Honeycomb sandstone hexagon paving is used to create a habitat wall for insects and solitary bees together

with hexagonal timber boxes stuffed with twigs and branches for insects to use. The garden will be relocated to Cransley Hospice after the show to be rebuilt with the support of Warner’s Distillery who share the garden’s passion for sustainable production and pollinator conservation. It will provide a space for patients and staff to use at the hospice.

The Department of Agriculture is running a Don’t Risk It campaign aimed at stopping holidaymakers from bringing plants back from abroad. Bringing plants or even cut flowers, fruit or vegetables from holiday destinations might spell disaster by introducing new pests and diseases. The way to enjoy a plant or tree you have seen in your travels is to buy from a UK garden centre or supplier, secure in the knowledge that the plant will have gone through checks for pests. Dame Helen Mirren has added her voice to the campaign to help halt the spread of the deadly bacterium Xylella fastidiosa. She saw the devastating impact of Xylella in Italy, where it is thought more than 11 million olive trees have already fallen victim. The disease prevents plants from transporting water and is known to infect more than 500 different plant species with garden favourites lavender, oleander, rosemary and flowering cherry all at risk in the UK.  If found in the UK, all host plants within 100m would have to be destroyed and there would be restrictions on movement of specified plants within a 5km radius for up to five years – striking a death knell for gardens and horticultural businesses. Dame Helen, said, “I have witnessed first-hand the destruction that Xylella causes in Puglia, Italy – devastating countless centuries-old olive trees in the businesses and communities that have long relied on them. Preventing Xylella’s spread is a priority and something that UK holidaymakers can support by simply avoiding bringing plants back from abroad that may be harbouring the bacterium.” Meanwhile the RHS is working as part of a UK Research and Innovation-funded consortium  supported by Defra and the Scottish government, to enhance UK surveillance and response to Xylella fastidiosa.  Volunteers are being asked to report sightings of spittlebugs in gardens and green spaces; spittlebugs are not plant pests, and should therefore be left alone, but do carry Xylella on the continent where the disease has been found. You can find out more and take part in the survey at www.xylemfeedinginsects.co.uk/how-to-surveyfor-xylem-feeding-ins


RHS Paul Debois

Wisley gardens in Surrey are featuring a major exhibition of modern and contemporary sculpture including the work of Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Tracey Emin and others. The exhibition will run until 1 December 2019 featuring the work of six seminal 20th and 21st century artists to highlight the relationship between sculpture and the cultivated landscape in the first exhibition of its kind at an RHS Garden. The pieces on display will be carefully sited around the 240-acre garden to demonstrate a connection between the spirit of the works and their surroundings. Among the four Henry Moore artworks on display will be his vast Sheep Piece – only the second time this sculpture has been exhibited outside of the Henry Moore Foundation – and pieces from the Estate of Lynn Chadwick will include Little Girl I, II and III, and three of Chadwick’s series of Beasts.

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PICKOFTHE PAPERBACKS GOOD OMENS BY TERRY PRATCHETT AND NEIL GAIMAN TRANSWORLD £8.99 Described as gloriously funny by The Guardian and now a BBC television series, this is a specially designed edition marking the landmark collaboration between two of Britain’s greatest authors, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimain. The book is now more than 30 years old and has sold millions of copies around the world. It’s vaguely about the potential end of the world and the battle between good and evil, but also full of gags and also quietly profound.

TRANSCRIPTION BY KATE ATKINSON TRANSWORLD £8.99 In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers. She is lured into the world of espionage and finds her job both boring and frightening. Ten years after the war she again meets figures from her past and has to deal with the consequences.

BOOKOF THEMONTH AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE BY TAYARI JONES ONEWORLD £8.99 A book Barack Obama loved, calling it a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young AfricanAmerican couple. The newlyweds live the American dream. Roy is an executive and Celestial an artist. Then Roy is jailed for 12 years for a crime he didn’t commit. She finds comfort in a male friend and after Roy’s conviction is overturned resuming their old life together proves hard.

A LONG NIGHT IN PARIS BY DOV ALFON QUERCUS £8.99 Waterstone’s thriller of the month, this authentic story comes from a former Israeli intelligence officer. An Israeli tech entrepreneur disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in red. Then a second young Israeli is kidnapped from his hotel, soon after arriving on the same flight. As the bodies pile up the race is on to identify and find the victims and work out why they have been abducted.


In collaboration with Waterstones Clapham Junction

Not just a lanky goal scorer but also a very funny writer, Peter Crouch reveals the behind the scenes goings-on in top professional football. From £250 haircuts to ludicrous superstitions to players so profligate that they forget they have left their Porsche at the station, this is the inside story.

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A super-luxe second-floor pad with two-double bedrooms, underground parking, lifts, concierge, integral audio, communal gardens and a long lease. Minutes to Zone 2 trains/Overground links at Denmark Hill. Chain free.

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LUCKYSEVENS With seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and seven reception rooms, seven really will be the lucky number for the buyer who snaps up this magnificent house, on an exclusive gated community


he substantial and beautifully presented, detached house has 16,000 square feet of living space and is located in a sought-after gated enclave on the private Coombe Estate. This recently built house offers exceptional family/entertaining space with just about every amenity included in the design. The property is accessed via electric security gates that lead to extensive off-street parking in front of the triple integral garage. The house is entered into a double-height entrance hall from which all the principal rooms lead. The ground floor comprises: a formal drawing room with bi-fold doors to the terrace and garden, a formal dining room, a spacious and luxuriously appointed kitchen/dining/family room, with two sets of bi-fold doors to the garden, a study, two cloakrooms and a utility room. There is also a swimming pool complex with a heated 13 metre long pool with a shower/changing room, steam room,

spa and gymnasium. More bi-fold doors lead from the pool to the garden. On the first floor, the simply magnificent master bedroom suite, complete with its own terrace, overlooks the garden. There is an en suite bath and shower room and a double dressing room. There are three more bedrooms, all with en suite facilities on this floor, together with the cinema room and a games room. Above the garage, accessed by a separate staircase, there is a spacious staff flat with kitchenette and shower room. On the second floor, there are two more bedrooms, both with dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms and a laundry room. Outside, to the rear of the house, is extensive terracing and a beautiful landscaped garden.

‘This recently built house offers exceptional family/ entertaining space’

Coombe Park, Kingston, KT2, £11,000,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

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PARKVIEWS This newly refurbished and exquisitely finished seven bedroom family house overlooks Battersea Park and is much larger than the average family house


new mansard has allowed for six bedrooms upstairs along with a passenger lift to five floors. The renovation was project managed by designers Wilben, and the quality of finish, design and specification are superb. The house has air conditioning, Lutron lighting, a passenger lift, underfloor heating, comprehensive security and surround sound cinema, making it a true turnkey house with exquisite craftsmanship and luxurious finishes. There is a light and airy entrance hallway, with a bespoke design to the marble flooring and patterned ironmongery on the staircase running the full length of the house. The formal dining room has a bespoke designed dining table and chairs with seating for up to eight people. The large bay window has views across Battersea Park. The formal reception room is also on this floor with views to the private garden, accessed via large glass sliding doors. The kitchen is on the lower ground floor and features Gaggenau appliances.

A comfortable dining area for up to eight people is set alongside an informal seating area with a Smart 4K Ultra HD LED TV. Access to the covered patio and garden is via large sliding doors. Also located on the lower ground floor is; a light well with living wall which provides the perfect sanctuary for a gym or yoga room, a games room, a bar/smoking room and a luxurious soft seating cinema room. The cinema room has back lit lighting and full surround sound and an overhead super-high definition projector. The master bedroom suite occupies the whole of the first floor with views over the park. The large en suite master bathroom features a marble shower. The second and third floors of the property house another five further bedrooms, with another guest bedroom suite or staff accommodation on the lower ground floor with its own private entrance.

‘...the quality of finish, design and specification are superb’

Albert Bridge Road, Battersea, SW11, £12million, Savills 020 3402 1900/ Russell Simpson 020 7225 0277

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WAYOF THEGODS This exquisite Huf Haus, set within sheltered landscaped grounds in an elevated position on the slopes of Kingston Hill, is aptly named Shinto, because in Japanese that means Way of the Gods


he six-bedroom house, with four bath or shower rooms, features vast expanses of glass and high ceilings to amplify its exceptional light and space. It is approached through its own distinctive Shinto gate to reveal a spectacular house in its own serene and secluded grounds. The principal entrance is through a beautiful Zen garden with impressive full scale sculptures. A generously proportioned entrance hall leads onto a sleek and streamlined open plan kitchen/dining room with modern fitted units and a large island. The main reception room overlooks a charming and wide ‘Morning Deck’. There is also a shower room and two bedrooms on the ground floor with lovely views of the Zen garden as well as a gym/study, a cloakroom and a large utility room. The first floor is accessed by a ‘floating’ staircase with a ‘secondary’ full width open plan kitchen/dining reception room that has its own separate stairs and discrete entrance and a third deck. The master bedroom has floor to ceiling fitted

wardrobes with an enormous en suite bathroom and a private balcony. There are three more bedrooms (one en suite) and a good sized family shower room. Shinto benefits from a separate and secure double garage as well as ample off-street parking. Clever use of mirrors and glass give the house a sense of space and light but the ingenious design also manages to feel warm and convivial and the overall feeling is one of calm and serenity. Huf Haus engineering and technology includes underfloor heating throughout, automatic electric blinds, as well as state of the art energy efficiency construction. There are striking garden vistas from every vantage point as well as total and complete privacy. The gardens are secure and tranquil and in addition to the Zen garden and Morning Deck there is also an afternoon deck which allows outdoor entertaining to ‘follow the sun’.

‘There are striking garden vistas from every vantage point as well as total and complete privacy’

Shinto, Kingston Vale, Ullswater Close, SW15, POA, Robert Holmes & Co 0208 947 1100

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See some of the world’s top players go head to head in this iconic twoweek tennis championship. You can buy premium tickets on the day by joining the queue at the Gate 3 turnstiles. There are also hundreds of Wimbledon tickets available online the day before each game. 

BIG SCREEN TENNIS The Piazza, Wimbledon Mon 1 Jul-Sun 14 Jul

Pull up a deckchair, grab a bite to eat and soak up the sun whilst watching the world’s tennis giants battle it out on Centre Court – no costs and no queues. Follow social media for updates on delicious free samples and famous appearances on The Piazza. www.lovewimbledon.org/ whatson/big-screen-tennis/

RIVER STAGE National Theatre, South Bank


Fri 5 Jul 5- Sun 4 Aug

National Theatre’s free outdoor festival of arts and entertainment returns in 2019. River Stage takes over a dedicated spot on Southbank outside the theatre, offering crowds the chance to discover new performers, join in workshops, or just slump back in a deckchair and soak up the sun.  www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ shows/river-stage-2019

FOOD: BIGGER THAN THE PLATE Victoria & Albert Museum until Sun 20 Oct

Inviting visitors to participate, taste and debate, this bold exhibition explores current experiments at every stage of the food system – from compost to table. From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future. www.vam.ac.uk

MUSEUM OF THE MOON Natural History Museum

©The Wallace Collection

Until 1 Jan 2020, free

A touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram at the museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. This six-metre model features meticulously detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, ambient moonlight and an evolving soundscape. www.nhm.ac.uk

RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE GARDEN FESTIVAL Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey Tue 2 Jul-Sun 7 Jul

Experience the world’s largest annual flower show in the setting of a historic palace at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival – innovative show gardens, demonstrations by celebrity gardeners and chefs, tips on gardening and shop for garden supplies to create your own little oasis at home. www.rhs.org.uk


Explore the capital’s incredible outdoor spaces at the London National Park City Festival, taking place at multiple locations around the city. The jampacked week is full of ways to discover London’s footpaths, waterways and bountiful green spaces. Find walks, talks and plenty of family activities among the hundreds of free events on offer. www.nationalparkcity.london/ festival

NATALIE GONCHAROVA Tate Modern Until 8 Sept

Tate Modern presents the first retrospective of this leader of the Russian avant-garde ever held in the UK. Most of the works have never been seen in this country before. Natalia Goncharova blazed a trail with her experimental approach to art and design for many decades. www.tate.org.uk


The exhibition features a personally selected edit of shoe designs from Blahník’s private archives set amongst the masterpieces of the Wallace Collection. www.wallacecollection.org

THE GREAT PLANT HUNT Bandstand Clapham Common Sun Jul, 2pm-3:30pm

Find out what interesting wild plants have turned up on Clapham Common this year, from new and mightier trees through to herbs and wild flowers, and why might this be happening. Is it the weather or something more interesting? A short circular walk. www.thisisclapham.co.uk

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Clock Field, Turners Hill, West Sussex by Shanly Homes. Prices start from £465,000. www.shanlyhomes.com/ developments/westsussex/clock-field

Jo McDonagh, Sales Director of Shanly Homes Southern, talks about what second-steppers are looking for from their new build home (and it’s more than just a house)


ore than three months after the date Britain had intended to leave the European Union, Parliament is still to reach a consensus on a Withdrawal Agreement for the country’s exit. Indeed, the outcome of these negotiations is no clearer than it was a year ago. Despite this backdrop of uncertainty at Westminster, we wouldn’t say that the new homes market in Surrey and West Sussex has stalled as a result. In fact, we are finding that buyers have become tired of waiting and are now moving on with their lives. We have seen this first hand among our schemes that are particularly popular with families. These buyers are keen to upsize to a bigger home to accommodate their growing family. Having bought their first property some time ago, the second-steppers we see often have a clear idea of what they want and are buying for the long term. Brexit, if anything, has made these buyers more discerning. Upon deciding to move, today’s second-steppers like to act swiftly and we have seen a growing number of purchasers in the region choose a new build home to avoid being caught in vast chains as a result of the slower second-hand property market. Indeed, the new build market in the region has seen a resurgence. Up-sizers in the area are drawn to the high specification, modern, open plan interiors of a new home. Adding to this so many families lead such busy lives nowadays and like the ease and freedom that a low maintenance new build home has to offer. New, characterful properties that provide a flexible, high

quality, blank canvas that can be customised according to taste, are increasingly being purchased in favour of homes that require extensive renovation. These have been key selling points at our Great Oaks scheme in Bookham, Surrey. This collection of three and four-bedroom houses in a gated community, offers homes with flexible living areas. Potential buyers often comment on the large kitchen areas leading out to rear gardens and the shaker-style family kitchens, complete with appliances. Lifestyle is also integral to second-steppers. Being on the doorstep of an attractive village like Bookham with a strong community, open space and family-run shops and amenities such as a butcher is highly sought-after, especially when there is a train station nearby offering easy access into London, offering the best of both worlds. Local amenities, including excellent schools nearby and infrastructure are certainly key factors driving purchasing decisions in the region. For example, some of the enquiries we receive at our Clock Field development in Turners Hill, West Sussex, are driven by its ideal location; just a three-minute walk from Turners Hill CofE Primary School, which was rated ‘outstanding’ in the recent Ofsted report. The development also offers significant choice for families, with three, four and five-bedroom homes available. The next step on the ladder for second-steppers is an important one and will often help to shape the future of their family for years to come, which is why we take such pride in providing superior homes that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

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rasers Property has launched the final building at their flagship scheme at Riverside Quarter, in Wandsworth. Named Nine Eastfields, the plans for the new 14-storey building include 79 private state-of-the-art apartments, a residents’ lap pool and gymnasium alongside commercial space, set for completion in 2020. Prices start from £755,000. Current plans include the construction of six one bedroom apartments, 28 two bedroom apartments with winter gardens and 45 two bedroom apartments with private balconies providing views over the River Thames and the River Wandle. The building will also  feature a show apartment by renowned interior designer Rachel Winham. Nine Eastfields  completes a ten-year

regeneration of the site, once a former Shell oil terminal. A new Riverside Quarter Pier will also be built to improve access for the Thames Clippers service from Putney to Central London for commuters and residents. The pier will transform Riverside Quarter into a smart new riverside gateway for the borough. The pre-existing 80 metre pier was extended by 23 metres and access will now move closer to the deeper Thames navigable channel.This will ensure that the Clippers’ service is no longer inhibited by low tides and a shallow channel. Nine Eastfields, from £755,000, Savills 020 8877 2000 or www.riversidequarter. com

STAR TOUCHED Former film studio buildings have been converted into a fabulous eclectic mix of apartments and duplexes, together with four individually designed new build terraced houses known as The Set. It is an iconic building in the heart of Battersea with a mix of truly unique apartments. The Set sits midway between Battersea Park and Clapham Junction, offering a variety of entertainment, dining, drinking and shopping alongside excellent schools and first rate transport connections. The Thames is also close at hand. The Set formerly housed a film studio famed for its innovative underwater filming tank. Its owner, Film Director Quentin Masters, visualised a unique space at a time when London lacked a true boutique filming facility. He chose this beautiful, characterful building as the ideal location. Scene One The Set has hosted many famous people over the years, including Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Gabriel Byrne, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Elton John, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Cher, Diana Ross, Vivienne Westwood, Gordon Ramsay, Helena Christensen, Ian Rankin, Vinnie Jones and The Spice Girls. The iconic Victorian façade and wealth of original period features now lend themselves perfectly for the creation of a superb residential development. The Set, Battersea, from £650,000 to £1,395,000, Savills 020 3430 6920

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‘This newly-completed townhouse at Bishops Row provides an extraordinary view of the Thames‘

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THEHIGHLIFE Octagon have released their latest property at Bishops Row, Fulham, a 5 bedroom townhouse which has spectacular views across the River Thames from an exceptionally spacious roof terrace


ne of a collection of nine new build terraced houses within the Bishops Park Conservation Area, the family home offers 4,920 sq ft of living space across six storeys, including plenty of innovative outdoor space. On the ground floor, the enviable kitchen/breakfast/family rooms open onto private west-backing walled gardens, and feature modern linear cabinets in a dark satin lacquer finish, quartz worktops and top-of-the-range integrated Miele appliances. On the first floor, the drawing room has a modern limestone fireplace, complemented by herringbone timber flooring and plush inset carpet. Double French doors lead onto a light and bright rear terrace. Across the hallway and behind glass doors is the dining room, with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing maximum natural light into this elegant space. The opulent master bedroom on the top floor provides some of the house’s best river views, with contemporary French doors opening to a private balcony. A dedicated dressing area leads to the en suite bathroom, featuring striking bookmatched marbling, separate bath and shower and his-and-her sinks. Four additional double bedrooms, two with en suites plus a third family bathroom, take up the fourth floor. Stairs lead from the Master Suite level to the rooftop terrace, accessible via an electrically operated retractable roof. Providing panoramic views of the River Thames, Barnes Wetland Centre and Fulham’s characterful skyline, two separate sitting areas provide endless opportunities for outdoor living. Additional accommodation includes a gym and cinema room on the lower

ground floor, leading out to a unique covered courtyard garden with “walk on” glass ceiling. Barclay Macfarlane, Director at Strutt & Parker Fulham, comments: “This newly-completed townhouse at Bishops Row provides an extraordinary view of the Thames – the sizeable terrace really exploits the riverside position of this development, providing residents with the unique outdoor space to enjoy the warmer months, just a stone’s throw from central London. No other new build home in Fulham offers a similar level of luxury.” A further eight houses complete Bishops Row, each offering between 4,375-6,150 sq ft of living space, with 4/5 bedrooms and 4 reception rooms. Bishops Row offers good transport links in to the West End and the City. Nearby Putney Bridge station provides access to Sloane Square and London Victoria, whilst Fulham Broadway and Parsons Green takes 17 minutes to Oxford Circus and just half an hour to Canary Wharf. Heathrow Airport is 32 minutes away from nearby Hammersmith Underground. Fulham has a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and bars, whilst Bishops Park and the river provide plenty of peace and quiet. Nearby Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated schools include Fulham Cross Girls School, London Oratory School as well as independent schools such as Fulham Prep School. Bishops Row Guide Prices from £3.5m. Showhouse open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday or by appointment. Call Octagon 020 8481 7500 or Strutt & Parker 020 7731 7100, or browse the website www.octagon.co.uk

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Given the ongoing political uncertainty surrounding Brexit, it is encouraging that buyers and sellers are shaking off some of the prevailing lethargy and getting on with their lives. The political shenanigans have gone on for too long, with no sign of resolution and there is only so long people can put decisions on hold, particularly significant ones such as buying a home. Additionally, if you are looking to remortgage, it is crucial to review your mortgage. It is essential to think about what you’ll do when your current deal ends. Moving onto the lender’s standard variable rate usually results in your monthly payments going up. Check what rates your provider is offering you when your mortgage deal finishes and compare these to other mortgages available on the market.  It is useful to know that you can potentially secure a new mortgage 3-6 months before your current deal finishes, and with very attractive mortgage rates available at the moment it may make sense to act sooner rather than later. GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS



he gap between two-year and five-year fixed rate mortgages is at its lowest in seven years, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk. The average twoyear fixed rate has fallen by 0.03 per cent from 2.52 per cent in January to 2.49 per cent in June, while the average five-year fixed rate decreased by 0.09 per cent from 2.94 per cent to 2.85 per cent over the same period. This trend does not continue for those looking to lock their mortgage into a 10-year fixed rate. The gap between the average five-year fixed and the 10-year fixed mortgage rates has increased by 0.04 per cent, while the average 10-year fixed mortgage rate has fallen to 3.00 per cent.




he number of mortgage applications which were successfully converted into formal offers has hit a three-year high, according to reports from brokers. Between January and March mortgage brokers were able to convert more than 89 per cent of applications into offers which is the highest percentage recorded since these records began in 2016. The figures from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA), which represents mortgage brokers, reveal the number of successful applications rose from 76 per cent before the EU referendum. Growth in the number of successful specialist mortgage applications was also strong. It said borrowers who require these kinds of mortgages, who can include the self-employed, who tend to be considered more risky and have been labelled as “non-prime”, had struggled to secure funding since the financial crisis.

The extra amount some first-time buyers can borrow from Sainsbury’s


Of mortgage applications made via a broker are successful


£3m 147,307

The minimum mortgage offered to Deutsche Bank’s private clients

The number of people who signed a petition for rent history to count in a mortgage application


Fixed Rates




Reversionary Rate


Max. LTV



Product Fee

Exit Fee









1.5% / 1.1% until 30/09/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1499 Product Fee


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1.3% / 0.7% until 30/09/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1499 Product Fee


Min £250k. Max £1m Purchase Only

Sainsbury Bank







5% / 4% / 3% / 2% / 1% until 30/06/2024 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee


Mx £1m Purchase Only

Coventry BS







5/5/3/3/3% until 30/06/2029 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee


Mx £2m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

Source: SPF Private Clients

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GOODNEWS AMIDSTTHEBAD Duncan Farmer has found some pockets of optimism in the current mayhem


he continuing chaos of Brexit and the added mayhem surrounding the Conservative Party leadership contest has thrown a big wet blanket over the property market as anyone trying to sell will tell you. However, for anyone trying to buy there are pockets of optimism: news that the US federal Reserve is cutting interest rates over there may influence policy over here and individual lenders are so keen for what little business there is out there that they are working harder for customers. News that American rate setters are cutting the cost of borrowing may not necessarily lead to a cut in rates by the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee, but may well put paid to any suggestions that our rates will have to rise. At opposite ends of the scale in the marketplace there is good news for buyers. For anyone looking to borrow at least £3 million, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management has launched a service to private banking clients in the UK. The new scheme will also cover remortgaging and equity release. The bank said that it would “dry lend”, offering large mortgages without requiring assets under management. Michael Morley, head of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management in the UK, said: “Our sophisticated clients are increasingly coming to us looking for higher value borrowing for principal private residences, high value buy-to-let properties and commercial buildings here. We’ll now be able to meet the full spectrum of their needs in the UK, putting our deep international experience and investment banking capabilities to work on their behalf.” At the other end of the scale Sainsbury’s Bank has announced improvements to its affordability calculations, increasing the overall loan amount brokers will now be able to offer their clients. The changes could see a £40,000 average increase in lending amount for joint applications at 65 per cent of loan to value. Single applicants borrowing at 70 per cent loan to value could increase their maximum lending amount by £30,000 and joint first-time buyer applicants could see a £47,000 rise in maximum lending at 90 per cent loan to value. David Crooke, head of intermediaries at Sainsbury’s Bank, said: “This announcement illustrates that we will always listen to the needs of our broker network and be responsive to their feedback. Our new affordability calculations will make it easier for people to do business with us.”

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HANDSOME VICTORIAN An impressive detached house of about 3,500 square feet of living space with stunning mature gardens, is on sale for the first time in nearly 20 years. The house is approached through double gates with an in/out driveway, and the beautifully maintained living space is set over three/four floors with a cellar and a mature, attractively landscaped gardens affording great privacy. The impressive and welcoming entrance hall with original tiled flooring gives access to the ground floor which has generous entertaining space, high ceilings and many fine period features. The heart of the house is the modern, light-filled extended kitchen/dining room which connects seamlessly with the rear garden. There is a large cellar that houses the laundry equipment. On the upper levels there are six good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. The master bedroom extends nearly 20ft into a grand sash bay window and has a study/dressing room next to it. Many of the rooms retain fine Victorian fireplaces and all have excellent natural light from the restored windows. The top floor is occupied by a large loft room that spans the whole depth and width of the roof area and has masses of storage space into the eaves. There is ample parking provision within the front gravelled garden with hedges and flowering borders. Palace Road is well-connected with Thameslink services into the City from Tulse Hill station at the bottom of the road and Brixton underground station is nearby.

This extra-wide family home has been the subject of a breath-taking program of refurbishment. It boasts ultra-modern yet practical design and has gloriously light open-plan living space with a sunny westfacing garden. It is just off the west side of Clapham Common – close to transport links, excellent schools and fashionable Northcote Road. The recent refurbishment has created a truly spectacular family home with some jaw-dropping interior design. The sleek contemporary kitchen features Buster & Punch lighting, as well as fullheight and full-width Crittall doors, which flood the living space with light and provide access to the landscaped west-facing garden. The entire ground floor is open-plan, with further Crittall windows providing an informal divide for entertaining areas. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms on each of the two upper floors, all with ample fitted storage, sharing three individually designed Porcelanosa bathrooms. Downstairs, the cellar has been converted into a utility room. This also has planning in place for a basement extension. Muncaster Road has excellent transport links from both Clapham Junction BR and Clapham South tube station. The open spaces of Clapham Common, with its recreational and sporting facilities, are close by as are the shopping, bars and restaurants of Northcote Road. Muncaster Road, Between the Commons, SW11, £1,850,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

Palace Road, Tulse Hill, SW2, £1,850,000, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

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ccupying the entire second floor of an impressive Edwardian Mansion with a new lift, this elegant apartment overlooks Wimbledon Common and is a short walk from the Village High Street This spacious three bedroom apartment occupies the entire top floor of the mansion, set well back from the road, behind a carriage drive with electronic vehicle and pedestrian gates. The building is entered via the impressive reception hall with decorative parquet flooring and wide easy rising staircase. The entrance to the apartment is on the first floor with a lobby area and an internal staircase and new lift leading up to the second floor. It has large rooms with good ceiling heights, polished wooden floors and fireplaces. The extensive accommodation offers a future owner the opportunity to make adjustments to the way the apartment is currently arranged according to their requirements.

The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base units including an island unit with a marble surface incorporating a gas hob with extractor above. Other integrated appliances include ovens, warming drawers and dishwasher. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms and two more bath/shower rooms. The flat has two garages and an allocated parking space within the front drive. The village centre is a few hundred meters away with an excellent range of exclusive shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and wine bars. The main town centre, one mile away, has fast and frequent train services to the West End and City (Waterloo 12-15 minutes SR Mainline). Park House, Parkside, Wimbledon Common, SW19, £1,750,000, share of freehold, Robert Holmes & Company 020 8947 9833

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

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A substantial detached house in one of Wimbledon Village’s most sought after roads moments from the High Street and the Common, offering generous and well balanced accommodation 3 reception rooms • study • conservatory/garden room • kitchen/breakfast room • master bedroom with en-suite shower room and roof terrace • 5 further bedrooms • 4 further bath/shower rooms • walled garden • double garage and gated drive • ER/C 46 Robert Holmes Sales DPS.indd 1

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Wimbledon Village


A beautiful late Victorian house of outstanding character on a plot of almost 0.25 acre in one of Wimbledon Village’s most favoured roads within a hundred metres of the Common and less than 200 metres from the High Street 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • study/office • master bedroom suite with dressing room and e/s bathroom • 4 further bedrooms • 3 further bath/shower rooms (2 e/s) • basement wine store and utility room • wonderful southerly gardens • double tandem garage • store rooms and gardener’s WC • gated carriage drive • ER/D

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Wimbledon Common

Grade II listed house set on a plot of approx. 0.4 acre close to the Common 3 receptions • kitchen/breakfast room • master bedroom suite • 7 further beds • 3 further bath/showers • swimming pool • gym • gardens • garage with annexe above • OSP • ER/E


Wimbledon Village

In the heart of the Village with beautifully laid out gardens designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd 2 receptions • study • family room • kitchen • gym • au-pair bedsit • master bedroom suite • 4 further beds • 2 further bath/showers • garage & gated drive • ER/E


Wimbledon Village


Wimbledon Village


Light and airy in the heart of the Village moments from the Common 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • 7 bedrooms • 5 bath/shower rooms • dressing room • top floor kitchen • loft storage • garden with heated swimming pool • OSP ER/D

In a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the Village with a walled garden Reception room • study • family/TV room • kitchen/dining/family room • 4/5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • covered porch/verandah • garage & OSP • ER/D

Wimbledon £2,900,000

Wimbledon £2,600,000

Located in a convenient road in the Village just a short walk to Wimbledon station Drawing room • kitchen/breakfast room • family room • 5 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • study • balcony • garden • OSP • ER/B

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Recently built with thoughtfully designed living spaces and a high specification 2 reception rooms • spacious kitchen/dining room • master bedroom suite • 5 further bedrooms • 3 further baths • 2 terraces and garden • OSP • ER/B

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Luxury living


inewood is a brand new, luxury residence with a distinctive architectural style just nearing completion on one of the best roads in the exclusive Coombe Estate. Designed with flair and considerable panache the house has wonderful entertaining space with high ceilings over 3 metres, underfloor heating and three reception rooms on the ground floor. There is a fantastic open plan kitchen with lovely views over the south-facing gardens and a very useful separate secondary kitchen. The house has quite flexible accommodation with up to seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms – perfect for a large family and guests. At the top of the house is a stunning ‘wrap around’ balcony with commanding and elevated, 360 degree views over stunning landscaped gardens featuring some beautiful mature trees. The house has a perfect position

on Coombe Hill Road, a private road in the Coombe Estate with a lovely country feel. It’s very convenient for excellent local schools including Rokeby, Marymount International School and Holy Cross and only a short walk to Coombe Infants and Juniors (Outstanding Ofsted rating). The Coombe Estate lies between the combined 3,200 acres of Royal Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common with good transport links to both Kingston Town Centre and Wimbledon village and town with a wide range of restaurants, cafés, shopping and theatres. With a contiguous double garage and off-street parking for several cars, Pinewood offers a discerning family privacy, space and unique style.

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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Melrose is a superb double fronted Georgian style new built home with classical proportions overlooking one of the most picturesque golf courses in south west London. With 6 double bedrooms, a grand, triple height entrance with a stunning galleried staircase, this is an exquisite home for a discerning family.

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Coombe Hill


Set behind its own handsome gates, this impressive 7 bedroom suite double fronted Georgian style residence is well positioned in a quiet gated development in the exclusive Coombe Hill Estate.

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Coombeside £1,395,000

New Malden

Coombe Hill

Coombe £1,845,000

Set within a convenient cluster of roads between The Groves and Coombeside being ideally located for the excellent local schools and railway station.


With an unusually large garden overlooked by bright and open plan living space, this good sized family home provides exceptional space extending to over 2,987 sq ft.

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A charming, detached 5 bedroom Edwardian house on one of the best roads in New Malden. This family home benefits from excellent transport links and a beautiful south facing garden.

A bright and particularly appealing family home set on the slopes of Coombe enjoying a secluded westerly aspect rear garden. The property is flooded with light and from entering the house one is immediately taken with the impressive open plan.

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Raynes Park

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Occupying the corner plot in this sought -after West Wimbledon Conservation area this spacious 6 bedroom unfurnished house is laid over three floors and is ideally designed for modern family life. ER/C

An elegant and spacious apartment occupying the entire second floor of an Edwardian mansion overlooking the Common and a short walk to the Village. Extensive accommodation with versatile layout. ER/D

A substantial detached family home in this quiet road close to Raynes Park station and within easy walking distance of local schools including the Norwegian School. Great living space leading to fabulous garden. ER/E

An unfurnished contemporary and spacious 5- bedroom home arranged over three floors with an open plan layout, neutral decoration and wooden flooring. ER/C

Unusual gated property in a quiet road close to town centre and a short walk to the Village and Common. With a double height cathedral ceiling in the main reception room and large windows throughout this house offers great light and is finished to a high standard. ER/C

Stunning, split level four-bedroom apartment refurbished to an exacting standard throughout. With off-street parking, beautiful communal garden and far reaching views this property is a short walk to the town centre and the Village. ER/E

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his detached family home is ideally located close to Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Village and the mainline service from Raynes Park to London Waterloo. The property is positioned on the upper part of Copse Hill, in immediate proximity of Kings College and Westside Tennis Club. The house is arranged over three floors, and is approached via a gated driveway with off-street parking and a garage. The ground floor comprises a cloakroom, kitchen breakfast room with bespoke fitted units, a utility room, a family room, dining room and a spacious reception room leading to an orangery. Both the kitchen and the reception room open out onto a substantial mature private garden that is more than 105 feet long. On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite and four more double bedrooms (one with an en suite bathroom), and a separate family bathroom. On the second floor there is another bedroom and bathroom. To the side of the property there is a self-contained studio flat with galley kitchen and shower room with mezzanine bedroom area.

This unique property has a large artist’s workshop above it. The three bedroom home was originally a series of industrial workshops and stables with a large hayloft above, converted over 20 years ago. The house is discreetly tucked away from the road with a long driveway, off-street parking and a 49 ft courtyard garden, with the original stable cobbles, greenhouse and fishpond. It has beautiful big arches and lovely high ceilings throughout. The front door is to the side of the building. The lovely bright kitchen has large Velux windows above allowing extra daylight and cleverly designed sliding wooden shutters help with both insulation and soundproofing. At the front there is a generous double bedroom with an en suite shower room. Arched glass doors from the kitchen lead to a large reception space. At one end French doors lead out onto the courtyard garden. Outside an external metal staircase leads up to the glass fronted first floor studio and office, which has huge potential, subject to planning permission. Fitzwilliam Road is a quiet residential street located in the heart of Clapham Old Town near a number of excellent restaurants including the Michelin star rated Trinity. There are also bars, boutiques, a cinema, supermarket and gym. The lovely open spaces of Clapham Common are also moments away. Fitzwilliam Road, Clapham, £2.75m, Knight Frank 020 3667 6753

Copse Hill, Wimbledon, SW20, Guide price £2,750,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0992

OVERLOOKINGTHEPARK Situated on Albert Bridge Road and looking on to Battersea Park, this exceptional, flexible and extremely well proportioned four-bedroom apartment comes with a beautiful private garden. The property has a wonderful feeling of width and there is ample living and entertaining space both for formal entertaining and modern day family life. The kitchen area has been opened up from which there is direct access out onto the very pretty and westerly facing garden. There is also the added benefit of a side gate which provides most useful access to the property. Throughout the flat there is generous storage and of particular note is the recently created cloakroom. The master bedroom has a wonderful outlook and access on to the garden. There is further accommodation within the basement area, which, with its high ceilings and light well, create a superb feeling of space and light. Albert Mansions, Battersea, SW11, £1,600,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661

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A wonderful, two-bedroom split-level garden apartment, situated in the heart of Kennington. This split-level flat is within Marlborough House, which is a Georgian

An extraordinary and1790 individual modern country in in a stunning Built originally 1962 forthe theflat artist Merton, Pound House broadly building built around by Michael Searles. It is house situated the centrelocation. of Kennington but once in you are in youJohn will feel like you are far fromisthe buzz of Palladian inRoad. style and is a is wide, storeyflats building largeand windows over looking gardens. It was extended in two 1978 to include a garden room a Kennington The flat one single of six other in the with building all leaseholders havethe a share of freehold. Upstairs are generous bedrooms with the and second bedroom overlooking privateacourtyard. the floors an impressive staircase. On high the lower ground find an open plan kitchen, large studio complexthe including workshopConnecting and dark room . Theisproperty currently has very ceilings and floor, brick you parapets surrounding the roofdining whichand has living area. Thespace. living space itself is sizeable with space for a large sofa and armchairs, TV entertainment system and coffee table. You access the decked courtyard good storage through the French doors in the living room, the courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer barbeque or an evening drink. EPC Rating D.

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Winkworth present, a two-bedroom flat located on the eighth floor of the award winning, St. Georges Wharf development. You enter the flat into a spacious hallway,

An extraordinary andbuilt-in individual modern country house inshelving a stunning location. Builteasily originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound area House is broadly where there is a large storage cupboard with ample space. This could be used as a small cloakroom. The kitchen-living is open-plan; Palladian in style is areinstate wide, single storey to building with over looking the gardens. It was extendedfloor, in 1978 include asolid garden room and a however, one couldand easily a partition separate thelarge two windows rooms if required. The kitchen comprises a laminate tiled to splashback, worktops wooden unitscomplex with an integrated, fan-powered electric hob.currently The reception room is carpeted abundance of space for large sofas, large studio including aelectric workshop and dark oven roomand . The property has very high ceilings and and has brickanparapets surrounding thetwo roof which hasan armchair and aspace. dining table and chairs. Ceiling height sliding doors lead out to a private balcony, large enough for a dining table and chairs, and offers lovely views good storage of Oval Cricket Ground in the distance. St George’s Wharf is in the heart of Vauxhall and has plenty to offer on-site; including a gym, healthcare centre and various

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

bars and eateries. The Thames is also on your doorstep, offering pleasant views and a delightful area to relax. EPC Rating C.

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

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A whopping five-double bedroom home measuring almost 1800-sqft with a wish-list layout and a south-west garden. Walk to Nunhead station in a minute, the high street in three minutes and Brockley, East Dulwich, Peckham or Telegraph Hill in only ten.

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Particularly pretty 2-double bed flat overlooking Peckham Rye Park. Tasteful interior, long lease and perfect location. Walk to East Dulwich and Peckham Rye trains/Overground links, bars, shops and restaurants. Chain free.


GUIDE PRICE £775,000–£800,000

Mews townhouse with three bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, connecting receptions, balcony, garage, off-street parking and an established garden. Great spot near Denmark Hill station, Camberwell centre and right opposite Lucas Gardens.

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FAMILYSIZED This on-trend, four-double bed Victorian house has umpteen updates


here’s a family-size kitchen/diner, a converted loft with a master suite and a study/nursery room. Find it close to Dulwich Park, Peckham Rye, great schools and Lordship Lane. With good looks, original features and an easy-going layout, this family home has been tastefully updated. The Bosch boiler is just 18 months old; the garden patio was rendered this spring and radiators were recently replaced. There’s a separate reception at the front of the house with traditionally styled alcove storage, wood flooring, plantation shutters and an original fireplace with hand-painted tiles. The rear kitchen/ diner is particularly bright, has French doors that open to the garden, two sets of casement windows, wood flooring and a wide, cream-coloured, free-standing stove set into the chimney breast. There’s an encaustic tile splashback, cabinets are white and integrated appliances include a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a washing machine. By the built-in display cabinet is a cosy spot for a sofa and TV, while in the hallway is a useful downstairs loo. All first-floor bedrooms are doubles, two of which have original fireplaces. Decor is elegant with putty-coloured walls and carpet. The family bathroom has a freestanding roll-top bath with an overhead shower, plantation shutters and classic sanitaryware. There’s also a reading nook on the landing. Up in the master suite is an enormous double bedroom with a Juliet balcony

overlooking the garden and two skylights. Built-in wardrobes run alongside wall-towall eaves storage. The en suite shower room has a double-width shower with a concealed shower valve, a back-to-wall W.C, an overhead skylight and encaustic tile floor. the adjoining room makes a perfect study or child’s nursery. Outside the garden has deep flower beds, a builtin planter and a garden shed. Commuters can take a bus from Forest Hill Road or Lordship Lane to Peckham Rye, Honor Oak Park, East Dulwich and Denmark Hill stations (all are a 5/10-minute ride). This opens up numerous journeys by train and London Overground services into central London, the City, the East End and West End. Buses also get you into town with nightbus services bringing you home after hours. Goodrich Primary School is around the corner and highly respected while older children can apply to either of the Ofsted ‘outstanding’ Harris academies at Peckham Rye or Kingsdale (also ‘outstanding’). You’re a 10-15 walk to parks, pubs, restaurants, independent shops, supermarkets and a Picturehouse cinema on Lordship Lane. Horniman Museum and Gardens and Dulwich Woods are also within easy striking distance. Dunstan’s Road, SE22, £995,950, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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Crosswaithe Avenue SE5 £700,000 Freehold

Croxted Road SE21 £499,950 Leasehold

Petermans are pleased to bring to the market this four bedroom semi detached house, with impressive wrap around garden. With lots of additional space to be enjoyed during the summer months the property could benefit from development (STPP).

This spacious, split level flat is ideally located in the heart of West Dulwich and benefits from a private rear patio/terrace and a short walk to West Dulwich station and both Bel Air and Dulwich parks.

Gaywood Close SW2 £575,000 Freehold

Havil Street SE5 £550,000 Leasehold

Coming to the market in excellent condition, this much loved home has been cherished by its current owners who have lived here for many years. Spacious hallway, WC, modern kitchen and a good size lounge. Upstairs comprises three double bedrooms, single bedroom and family bathroom.

This charming two double bedroom house features a separate modern kitchen and a good size reception that leads out to a private garden. Upstairs comprises of two large bedrooms and a family bathroom. Located close to excellent transport links, with buses going into Central London.

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Warmington Road SE24 £1.65m Freehold This stunning Edwardian five bedroom property comes to market in excellent condition. Boasting many period features as well as a super side return and loft conversation. Warmington Road is in a prime school catchment area as well as a short walk to North Dulwich BR or Herne Hill.

Idmiston Road SE27 £750,000 Freehold

Oakbank Grove SE24 £550,000 Leasehold

This stylish modern family home comes to market in excellent condition and in a sought after location and boasting off street parking. Offering open plan living downstairs as well as a nicely maintained garden. the property is in a good school catchment area.

Petermans are delighted to bring to the market this Chain Free beautifully presented, ground floor, two double bedroom period maisonette. Located close to Loughborough Jct Thameslink and Denmark Hill Overground/BR. Also within minutes’ walk of Ruskin Park.

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his jaw dropping, five bedroom Victorian house has a roof terrace and stunning architect-designed loft extension. After an exquisite refurbishment, this much loved five bedroom family home offers spacious, bright and sympathetically augmented accommodation. The top floor master suite is of an exceptional standard, with en suite wet room, dressing area, study space and roof terrace with sweeping views over the City. There are original period features throughout and a handy storage cellar with an attractive rear garden. The house is fronted with pristine black cast iron railings and an original tessellated pathway. Ornate cornice work fringes the sides and top of the recessed portico. Inside there are high ceilings and some solid wooden flooring. The front reception room has a wide bay of double glazed sash windows and a wood burning stove. The second reception leads to a spectacular kitchen/diner extension which spans the full width of the building to the rear. Sleek plant based resin floors run throughout the entire space. Two extra long skylights fill the space with natural light. Appliances include a five ring induction hob, Fisher and Paykel double

drawer dishwasher, bespoke larder, NEFF and Bosch ovens and a Siemens extractor. A handy WC tucks neatly on the side wall and a wall of bi-fold glass doors open full width to the garden. On the first floor a front facing double bedroom runs the full width of the house. There are four more bedrooms including the master bedroom on the second floor that fronts the street with an en suite wet room and dressing area. A study area enjoys more bespoke storage and a thick cut oak integrated desk. From here, bespoke electric glass doors open, with the click of a button, to the decked terrace, which has uninterrupted, lofty views stretching as far as the Gherkin, Shard and Canary Wharf. The bespoke glass doors close automatically if it rains. The house is near to Camberwell College of Arts and a stroll from Bellenden Village and the attractions of Peckham. Transport is another high point, with Peckham Rye supplying numerous swift, frequent services to London Bridge, Elephant and Castle, Clapham and Canada Water for the Jubilee Line.

With extraordinary vaulted ceilings, this bespoke, four bedroom, four bathroom conversion of an Edwardian factory has almost 3,400 square feet of living space and is tucked away in a secluded position in Peckham. It was converted in 2006 and has incredibly spacious rooms offering strong entertaining areas with fantastic ceiling heights, particularly the original vaulted timber ceiling and the glass atrium of the dining area. The bespoke kitchen, with excellent storage and a generous island/dining area, leads to a ‘chill out’ room and then the wonderful double height ceilings of the dining area. Living and entertaining space is cleverly divided between the two floors of the main building. The first floor offers an expansive reception room with log burner and views to the floor below. The luxurious master bedroom suite is accessed from the first floor living room and features not only an en suite, but also a fantastic outdoor shower. There is also a handy separate study/5th bedroom. Through a concealed ‘secret’ door in the kitchen is the hallway to three well-proportioned bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom, a sumptuous family bathroom and a separate utility room. There is a wide and sunny south-facing garden with patio and decked area. To the rear of the garden is a multi-purpose home office with WC and kitchenette that could also be used as separate guest suite, den or cinema room. The property is discreetly set behind a secure gated entrance and benefits from its own private parking space, with two entrances to the main house and side access to the garden. Kirkwood Road, Peckham, SE15, £2,150,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

Shenley Road, Camberwell, SE5, £1,500,000, Wooster & Stock 020 7952 0595

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e’ve been running refurb errands for a dear lady client. Self-exile to Norfolk and regular travel to Africa have made organising works challenging and after all, we know the ‘men who can’. The flat needs more love than its been granted over its service as a buy-to-let, and it will still need more despite recent updates. But, however much paint you throw at walls, nothing will disguise its true calling as a one-bedroom flat. Our client was hoping we could market it as a twobedder but she’s agreed that this doesn’t really stick. At least she listens to suggestions. Sometimes listening isn’t enough. We have a couple who are consciously uncoupling around frantic jobs and a small child. If they were tidy before now, you’d never know it. Even if they got help with the chores, it’s likely they’ll still forget booked appointments and enter the

sitting room wet from a shower and wrapped in a towel, as happened last week. These guys are the grown-up version of our beloved party animal. There was never a dull viewing while he was on the books. Any visit to Mr Party’s had the potential to deliver a range of unexpected events scaling from a hard-hit living room (booze debris, fag ends and snoozing bodies on every surface), to part-naked house guests to hazy heads heading for bed (Saturday, 11am). Anticipating the unknown, negotiators would jest supportively with colleagues heading out to the flat. Now that this property has completed, we would be short of inappropriate viewings, had the Conscious Uncouplers not turned up. We’re so pleased we get such a brilliant mix of clients. For some reason, we really do attract the most bohemian and eccentric of them all. roybrooks.co.uk

This brilliant one-bed flat is on the first floor of a Victorian villa topped by a rather special Moorish-themed Dutch gable. It has heaps of natural light, great proportions and loads of storage. Walk to East Dulwich station in fifteen minutes or Lordship Lane in ten. Barry Road, SE22, £375,000, Share of freehold.

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THREEFLOORS The well-proportioned mid terraced house is beautifully presented and offers ample space for family life and entertaining. It is arranged over three floors and the accommodation comprises, an entrance hall, double reception room, guest WC, and a spacious, bright and airy kitchen/dining/ family room with bi-fold doors opening on to the large west-facing garden. There are three double bedrooms and a modern family bathroom on the first floor. The master bedroom is within the well-designed loft extension and has built-in wardrobes, a wonderful en suite shower room and access to a large roof terrace which overlooks the garden. The garden houses a play room/home office and storage shed to the rear. Brandlehow Road is a sought after location not only for Brandlehow School but also for the its proximity to rail and tube stations, Wandsworth Park and Putney High Street, making it an ideal family home. Brandlehow Road, Putney, SW15, unfurnished, £3,750 PCM, available from late July, Warren 020 8780 1100


Located in the Telford Park Conservation Area within easy reach of Clapham, Balham, Brixton and Streatham Hill this magnificent five-bedroom, semi-detached Victorian house is in excellent order. With spacious living accommodation over two floors and a large ground floor modern extension the property offers a “country house” feel whilst being well-connected for local transport, schools, tennis club and nearby amenities. There are four double bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house which retains many of the fine original features from the 1880s when the house was built. There is also the original detached coach house, converted into an office/study and bathroom on the ground floor with a studio/bedroom above. There is also off-street parking. Telford Park is popular with families and there is a local member’s tennis club. The pretty tree-lined streets are full of charming period properties and there are excellent local schools. Abbeville “Village” and Balham with their wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants are a short walk away. Kirkstall Road, Telford Park, SW2, unfurnished, £950 per week, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

GARDENFLAT A large one bedroom ground floor garden flat featuring a large reception room with period features, a fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar leading to a good-sized private garden. The bedroom is a double and there is a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Wandsworth Town is less than five minutes away and Clapham Junction with its far reaching rail connections can be reached by bus in five minutes. East Hill, Earlsfield, SW18, furnished, £340 per week, Palace Gate Lettings 020 8879 6205

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his luxurious three-bedroom apartment has two bathrooms and a video entry system. It is part of an exciting brand new development in Nine Elms and is on the ninth floor. The flat benefits from a from a gym, media room and a boardroom supplied for residents’ use. The property also comes with secure underground parking. The apartment itself comprises a spacious reception room which is open plan to the fully integrated kitchen. The master suite has fitted wardrobes and a

large en suite bathroom. There are two more double bedrooms and a family shower room. It is located in one of London’s most exciting new areas of Nine Elms in Zone 1 which is also walking distance to Vauxhall underground station and the neighbouring borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Thornes House, SW11, £9,295, furnished, Featherstone Leigh 020 7228 2378

FIVE BEDROOMS A beautiful five-bedroom family home, arranged over three floors, offers the perfect amount of space for entertaining and family living. As well as the five double bedrooms, and four bathrooms, there are two reception rooms, an open eat-in kitchen, a WC and space for a study. In addition there is a large garden and a utility room. Bernard Gardens, Wimbledon, SW19, £6,000 pcm, John D Wood 020 8012

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ULTIMATE HOUSE This gorgeous period house has a modern twist with a stunning architect-designed extension to the rear offering fantastic views over the beautiful low-maintenance landscaped gardens


he detached family home is comprehensively refurbished and is approached via a gated carriage driveway with electric gates. There is ample offstreet parking for a number of cars. There is a spacious reception hall and at the front of the house is a the study and formal drawing room whilst, to the rear, the full width is given over to the stunning kitchen/dining/family room. The back wall is fully glazed, flooding the room with natural light, with a floating glass and oak staircase leading to the games and cinema rooms as well as to a gym/office on the garden level. The kitchen is state of the art, featuring grey lacquered doors, 30mm Calacatta Quartzite work surface and a Heart Ash wooden breakfast bar. On the garden level there is an en suite double bedroom as well as a cloakroom, plant room and service kitchen/ utility room with a separate staircase leading back up to the hall.

The first floor includes four large double bedrooms each with beautifully designed bespoke fitted wardrobes and antique cast iron feature fireplaces. Bedrooms to the rear look out over the delightful living roof wildflower meadow which is home to 18 different varieties of wildflower. The master bedroom, on the second floor, has a great wow factor. The adjoining dressing room with its excellent built-in storage leads through to the equally fabulous en suite bathroom with a freestanding bath, double sink and walk-in shower with bespoke two metre glass screen. The balcony which is also accessed from the dressing room provides panoramic views of the London skyline in addition to views of the landscaped garden below. There is also a further bedroom and shower room on this floor. Chartfield Avenue, Putney, SW15, ÂŁ1,300 per month, unfurnished, Savills 020 8780 61165

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HISTORICAL This five bedroom equestrian property sits in 11 acres with four stables and a barn


ridge End Cottage is in Ockham conservation area and is a superb family home with accommodation arranged over two floors, comprising four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The original house, was built around 1730 and by 1759 it had become the Fiddle Inn. Much of the inn was demolished in the 1860s, leaving only the 18th century bay, which was subsequently extended as a dwelling house. The current house is comfortable with lots of lovely period details. The carefully maintained two acre country garden – which is open yearly under the National Garden Scheme – has many different areas of interest and views over the surrounding countryside. There are perennial borders with shrubs

and herbaceous flowers, and a number of mature trees. An informal pond is filled by winter rains, and streams with planted banks run through the garden. There are a variety of top fruit trees, a soft fruit cage and vegetable plot. Outside the original perimeter of the garden are about 8.7 acres of pasture and fields with a stable block and barns. Around two acres were sown with perennial native, wild flower seeds in May 2013. East Horsley is just over two miles away and Cobham under four. Woking Station is seven miles away and central London about 25 miles.

‘The original house, was built around 1730 and by 1759 it had become the Fiddle Inn’

Bridge End Cottage, Ockham Lane, Ockham, Woking, GU23, £2,500,000, Knight Frank 01932 591 600

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OIEO £725,000

Country Elegance

This substantial four bedroom stone residence is nestled within this exclusive enclave within Loddington Village. A driveway leads to a double garage and the wonderful landscaped gardens have far reaching views of rolling countryside. The high specification bespoke interior includes a magnificent reception hall and an extensive kitchen/dining room. Outside there is also a versatile study/games room and a fabulous timber outbuilding perfect for storage or those working from home. Loddington is a pretty village with a pub, Church, primary school and some fine rural walks, yet accessible to Kettering train station in under 10 minutes which connects with London St Pancras International. A very fine residence. EPC RATING: F Sterling Court, Loddington Kettering 01536 417888

Innovation, Style & Design

Guide Price £550,000

An exclusive development of inspirational homes, nestled discreetly on the periphery of this sought after village. Plot 12 enjoys an attractive plot with a foregarden, double garage and a lovely rear garden enjoying countryside views. The high specification interior offers a generous reception hall, designer kitchen/dining room with bi folding doors to the garden, utility room with walk in pantry and impressive living room. Upstairs there is a principal bathroom and four generous double bedrooms. Isham offers an outstanding primary school (Ofsted 2015), village pub, church, yet Kettering and Wellingborough with their respective railway lines connect with London St Pancras. NB. The photographs are representative only and taken from a previous finished plot. The Sorrels, Isham Kettering 01536 417888

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

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140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk

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

501 Battersea Park Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4LW  020 3151 4251  battersea@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk

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

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

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

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

124 Balham High Rd, Balham, London SW12  020 3792 0992  balham.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944  sbp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

124 Balham High Rd, Balham, London SW12  020 3792 3631  balham.lettings@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050  balham@palacegatesestates.co.uk www.palacegatesestates.co.uk

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

Knight Frank


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


Sales & Lettings – 172 Lavender Hill, SW11  020 7978 5800  sales.battersea@lauristons.com  lettings.battersea@lauristons.com www.laursitons.com


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

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

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

www.foxtons.co.uk 56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130  barnes@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333  barnes_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11  fmoynihan@savills.com www.savills.co.uk/waterfront Savills Blue C100 M76 Y12 K68 Savills Grey C40 M10 Y0 K70 (25%)

Estate Agents

52 Barnes High Street SW13  020 8939 6900  barnes@savills.com www.savills.com



Letting Specialists

Management Services



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



21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100  battersea@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk 168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111  battersea@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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  battersea@acquireestateagents.co.uk

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

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


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

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

400-402 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9  020 8846 2320  brixton_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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Dulwich Village

17A Nunhead Green, SE15  020 7952 0595  nun@woosterstock.co.uk www.woosterstock.co.uk


29-35 Lordship Lane, Dulwich SE22  020 8613 6200  dulwich@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

Crystal Palace

39 Dulwich Village, Dulwich Village SE21  020 3280 3519  dulwichvillage.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

26 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace SE19  020 8772 8080  crystalpalace@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk


107-109 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22  020 3280 3523  eastdulwich.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Clapham 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk 27-31 The Pavement SW4  020 7498 8686  clapham@hamptons-int.com

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



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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666  clapham_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588  clapham@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

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


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

131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com


East Sheen 298a Upper Richmond Rd W, SW14  020 8018 7777  mrandall@savills.com www.savills.com

1-3 Old Town SW4  020 7627 5566  clapham@sheratonlaw.com www.sheratonlaw.com




Coombe Hill

Herne Hill

259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393  hani@coomberesidential.com www.coomberesidential.com

63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk

360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950  hernehill@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  lettings@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk

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

196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295  putney@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk


Raynes Park Station Buildings, Coombe Lane SW20  020 3542 2000  srp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

292-294 Kennington Road, SE11  020 3792 3070  skennington.lettings@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk


Richmond 27a The Quadrant, Richmond TW9  020 8973 2700  richmond@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

Lettings – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk


23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800  richmond@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com


40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100  mgthompson@savills.com www.savills.com

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




Southfields 21 Replingham Rd, Southfields, London SW18  020 3151 4310  southfields@johndwood.co.uk

145 Evelina Road, Nunhead SE15  020 3206 3063  post@roybrooks.co.uk www.roybrooks.co.uk


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

Peckham 17A Nunhead Green, SE15  020 7952 0595  nun@woosterstock.co.uk www.woosterstock.co.uk




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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  sales@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk

29-31 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17  020 8767 3655  tooting_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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


12 Huguenot Place SW17  020 8877 4810  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com



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

Wandsworth – Between the Commons 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk 26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk 118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  batteresa_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk 131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com


Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  wandsworth@carterjonas.co.uk www.carterjonas.co.uk 324 Trinity Rd, London SW18 3RG  020 3151 4263  wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk 34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222  bellevueroad@rymer-irens.com www.rymer-irens.com

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


Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000  swm@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081  wimbledon@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk 5 Church Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DW  020 3151 4293  wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk 81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  sales.wimbledon@lauristons.com  lettings.wimbledon@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  newhomes@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com 35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  rentalenquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  wandsworthsales@ramptonbaseley.com  wandsworthlettings@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111  jmorrison@savills.com www.savills.com



Telephone: 020 3797 2690 www.abels.co.uk

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LAST WORD Alex Oppenheim, Director John D Wood & Co Battersea Describe your property career to date. Unashamedly excitingly boring! I have sat at the same desk in the same office since 2004! I have sold billions of pounds worth of Battersea property and nursed through thousands of sales. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? I have sold many wonderful properties in Battersea but for me acting for the same clients time and time again and then advising their children is something that I take great pride in.             Describe the biggest challenges. I am also responsible for the lettings side of the business and with the changes in legislation to both tenants and landlords there is a degree of disruption in the market. Much of this is for the good, however, history tells us that changes made by governments within the property market often have unintended consequences which prove to be detrimental – time will tell! What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Have resilience – and have it in spades! 

What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? Future proof yourself by acquiring a home that you can live in and enjoy for as long as possible. Transaction costs are extremely onerous and in a flat market these costs will be difficult to recoup in the short term. What sets south London apart? I really do enjoy the ‘feel and character’ to different local areas.  What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? There will be little or no overall increase in the property market for some years. However, best in class properties are and will continue to achieve exceptional prices.  Recent highs, recent lows? We recently sold a house that I had been advising the family on since 2012. We commenced our marketing campaign and in one week carried out 70 viewings and received 21 best and final offers from prospective buyers! As to a low, I personally always find it difficult telling someone when their offer has not been successful.

What is your top location south of the river? Skylark on Wandsworth Common. I will come clean – my brother owns it! If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? Ski guide in the winter (guiding people to nice restaurants!) and a fishing guide in the summer. 

Personal. Bespoke. Innovative. johndwood.co.uk

Waterside Point, Anhalt Road, Battersea SW11 A substantial and well-proportioned three bedroom house located within the popular Waterside Point development. This property is one of only a handful of houses in this private and secure gated riverside development by Albert Bridge and Battersea Park. Guide Price: £2,100,000 020 3151 0661 bat.sales@johndwood.co.uk

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Highlands Road, Leatherhead The Lodge sits at the entrance to what was formally The School for the Indigent Blind.

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Built around 1902 Formally an infirmary for Chelsea Pensioners 2,500 sq ft over two floors




james.harvey@knightfrank.com 01932 379054

Guide price £975,000

Water Lane, Cobham A luxury new home, built by renowned property developers Portchester Estates.

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Excellent commuter location Double aspect reception room Bespoke kitchen/breakfast/family room





Guide price £2,395,000

01932 379054

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All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees.

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Homes for sale in Esher. Copsem Lane, KT10

Carleton Close, KT10



A well-presented family home approximately a fiveminute walk from Esher station. EPC: E. Guide price £1,350,000

New Road, KT10

1 An outstanding home in Esher set in 1.4 acres of landscaped grounds and with extensive leisure facilities. 7

Guide price £4,650,000

Pelhams Walk, KT10

A beautiful period home on an exclusive road. EPC: E. 8


Guide price £2,495,000

Esher Green, KT10



A modern waterside home with state of the art leisure facilities. EPC: C. Guide price £3,900,000

Clive Road, KT10

1 A spacious six bedroom home on a private road near Esher High Street. EPC: C.

A unique period home that has been exquisitely designed to create a grand and modern home in the heart of Esher.


Guide price £2,695,000




Call the Esher team on 01372 434377, we'd love to help you. knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees.

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Move Did you know? We sell and let homes just like yours, every day. Knight Frank Clapham 020 8022 6116 clapham@knightfrank.com

Knight Frank Dulwich 020 8022 3741 dulwich@knightfrank.com

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Knight Frank Wandsworth 020 8022 0231 wandsworth@knightfrank.com

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