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LONDON PROPERTY

HOUSE & HOME

JUNE 2018

SUPER PRIMELETS Prestigious riverside living

NEW HOMES TREND

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The flat with the park views.

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York Mansions, Battersea SW11 • Located in a popular Victorian mansion block • Only mansion block on the road with a lift • Direct views on to Battersea Park from reception room Prince of Wales Drive will benefit from the uplift of the Nine Elms regeneration and proposed tube station, as well as being a short walk to both Clapham Junction mainline station and Sloane Square for the District line underground.

Our Battersea expert, Kris Ericsson, looks forward to helping you. kris.ericsson@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5936 07717 346334

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The one overlooking the Common.

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Windmill Drive, Clapham SW4 • A stylish and charming cottage in the heart of Clapham • Two bedrooms opening on to a south facing roof terrace • Fantastic ceiling height throughout creates an airy feel Windmill Drive is enviably located off Clapham Common South Side, offering direct access to the large open green space of the Common. The property is served by the many varied shops, restaurants and bars of Abbeville Village, Clapham Old Town and Clapham High Street.

Our Clapham expert, Robert French, looks forward to helping you. robert.french@knightfrank.com 020 3667 6753 07771 942932

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LONDON PROPERTY

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EDITOR Jane Stevens, a journalist who has worked for many national and regional magazines, has been a stylist, writer and editor covering a diverse range of subjects including fashion, food, travel, interiors and property. jstevens@londonpropertysouth.co.uk DESIGN & PRODUCTION TypeStart southpr@typestart.co.uk • www.typestart.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS info@londonpropertysouth.co.uk HEAD OFFICE The Studio, 370 Old York Road, London SW18 1SP CONTRIBUTORS

Bennerley Road, SW11 £420 per week A lovely two bedroom flat located off Northcote Road and close to Clapham Junction. The flat has a spacious reception room, separate kitchen, one double bedroom with an ensuite shower room, a second double bedroom and one bathroom. EPC – E Battersea Office 020 7978 4404

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.

London Property South is a monthly magazine distributed to AB homes in: Battersea, Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Southfields, Streatham, Clapham, Balham, Tooting, Kennington, Putney, Wimbledon, Coombe Hill, Barnes, Dulwich Village, East/ West Dulwich, Camberwell, Herne Hill, as well as being available from leading South London and Country estate agents. Distribution by Regal. Copyright @ 2015 London Property South. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Materials are accepted on the understanding that no liability is incurred for safe custody. All prices are correct at time of going to press, but are subject to change. London Property South cannot be responsible for unsolicited material.

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Haverhill Road, SW12 £350 per week A spacious one bedroom ground floor flat within walking distance of Balham station and amenities. The flat comprises of one reception room, a kitchen breakfast room with doors leading out to the rear garden, one double bedroom and one bathroom. EPC - E Balham Office 020 8675 5050

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Inside

JUNE 2018

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NEWS & VIEWS

10 Home Front. Value for money is still driving the North to South migration, says Jenny Knight 10 Kitchen Glory. Ample space, ample storage in a well appointed Wandsworth kitchen 11 The Word. Matthew Smith wonders whether the buyer/ seller market is shifting to a more even keel 17 The Profile. Rebecca Jane Higgins celebrates 10 years at Knight Frank 20 Heads-up. Agents jump to give, making Wandsworth more wonderful and a Coombe appointment 21 Word on the Street. Are you finding that millionpound houses are still popular despite Brexit? 24 Secret Agent. Harry Anthony of Knight Frank revealed

40 Spotlight on Southfields. The living is good in SW18 50 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer says be prepared as mortgage rates will rise – eventually 52 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 61 School Report. Austin Thorogood considers catchment areas 90 Week in the Life of an Agent. Felicity Blair of Roy Brooks

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8 SOUTH Loves. Our wish list 26 The Trend. Here comes the sun! 27 So SOUTH. The brightest outdoor lighting 30 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens

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36 31 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best

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22 Home Compare. Cool pools 33 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress 44 NEW HOMES. Alexa Peters of Savills introduces a rare find in SW6 64 South West London. Desirable houses in Wimbledon, Between the Commons and Putney 65 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. Four stylish new homes in Wimbledon 69 Robert Holmes Coombe. Superb family home on a private estate 78 South West London. Good looking houses in Wandsworth and Barnes

Daredevil Sam made the leap of faith for the Rainbow Trust Children’s charity and raised over £1,500 (Sam is pictured on the left with Hank)- Lets help him raise some more for the families the trust supports www.virginmoneygiving. com/samsprostonskydive #knightfrank #wandsworth #childrenscharity #rainbowtrust #wandsworth

91 South East London. An elegant family home in Forest Hill and a project in Herne Hill 98 Super Prime Lets. An immaculate apartment with river views 99 Lettings. Charming rentals in Putney and Bellevue 100 Luxe Lettings. Two impressive lets – one by the river, the other lakeside

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102 An historic Grade II listed family home in Ripley Village 104 A charming period home in a Northamptonshire village 106 A dream second home in a Cotswold town

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113 Last Word. Jasper Colliver, Head of Savills Wandsworth, has the final say

Not long to wait until the Chelsea Flower show! One of the pinnacles of the British event CalendarBegins 22nd May #chelseaflowershow #rhschelsea #flowershow #garden #showgarden #london

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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT.

GAMEON Chesterton’s Polo In The Park returns to Hurlingham Park in Fulham from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10 for the biggest polo tournament in Europe with teams representing six different cities from around the world competing over three days. Each day brings a minimum of three games of polo and on the Friday there’s an England International match. www.polointheparklondon.com

SHOWYOUR METAL

Searching for a special pillow or cushion, a superb selection of bedding, towelling robes in a rainbow of colours – and so many other things for the home? Then Dunelm should be a go-to. It might surprise you. There are more than 160 stores nationwide.

Corten steel – that rusty orange metal so popular with architects – gives extra colour and dimension outdoors. New Zealand designer Lisa Turley’s collection of garden birds (70cm high) are designed to be pushed into the ground or a plant pot. Set of three, £108.67.

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UPINLIGHTS Outstanding illumination for a contemporary home from French online design and lighting store. Lampadaire d’extérieur, Spillo blanc, £433.11 each. www.nedgis.com

THE HIGH LIFE New to Downtown Dubai, The 118 is the city’s most luxurious residential skyscraper. From UAE-based Signature Developers, 118 provides 28 desirable, lateral residences in an elegant glass and stone-faced residential skyscraper, complete with concierge and lifestyle amenities. Prices range from £4.55 million to £5.3 million. The penthouses are priced at £10.73 million and £11.875 million. The 118 London Sales Office 020 7529 5560. www.wetherell.co.uk

SUNNY DELIGHT With all the panache of an Ascot hat, this garden parasol, designed by Mark Gabbertas for Sywawa Belgium, could outshine all the blooms in your garden. In various colours, all with a black interior. Sywaha Tahiti parasol, £1,990. www.gomodern.co.uk

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HOME FRONT

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y and large that has all changed now, although Robert French of Knight Frank Clapham says: “There is still a certain amount of the attitude that South London is not as attractive as north and central London, but it is an increasingly old fashioned point of view. The migration of white-collar workers completely changed the area: that and all the amenities that followed them. “Looking back 10 or 15 years ago who would have thought that there would be Knight Frank offices in Clapham and Dulwich and that Knight Frank would be selling flats in Peckham. “The huge migration north to south started in search of better value and as a result prices were driven up as more and more people looked to buy here. Yet, this difference in value still exists. In some cases you would pay double for the same property north of the river so for people looking for a big family house with five or six bedrooms and a good garden the opportunities south of the river in Wandsworth or Dulwich are incredible. Similar houses that Knight Frank has on sale in Hampstead or around Regents Park are going for £45 million, which demonstrates what good value south London offers.” Among the wonders of south of the river are the masses of green spaces, including parks and commons. In the south west there are the huge expanses of Richmond Park, with deer roaming free and horse riding, then there is Wimbledon

common where visitors regularly lose themselves, over to the east where Peckham Rye and Sydenham Hill wood provide green lungs. Robert adds: “If you look on a map the green spaces look very similar but they all have different identities. Clapham Common has lots of sports and is probably one of the busiest green spaces in South London. On a hot day you can hardly see the grass, while Wandsworth Common is more for dog walkers and people pushing pushchairs or entertaining small children. Battersea Park has the river and formal flowerbeds and is quite grand. “Green spaces are a great attraction and you can normally expect to pay more for a house that backs onto a park or common.” This green space premium is particularly marked because it is often the grandest period houses in the area which line the commons. Those with sizeable rear gardens that back onto a common are especially desirable.

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There was a time when black cab drivers refused to go south of the river and north Londoners made jokes about ‘sarf” London. For the smug northerners South London was a sort of badlands populated by retired gangsters from the Richardson Gang, says Jenny Knight

HOMES

obert De Niro, 74, may be best known for films like Taxi Driver, Godfather 2 and Goodfellas but he is also an entrepreneur with a string of hotels and restaurants around the world which he has added to since the 1990s. His latest venture brought De Niro to Shoreditch recently for it’s opening. He’s no stranger to the East End having bought a loft apartment for £750,00 at The Jam Factory in Green Walk, Southwark in 2001(the development was converted from conserve maker Hartley’s plant). The two bedroom open-plan apartment has floor-toceiling windows and 360 degree views over London – St Paul’s, the London Eye, The Shard and Tower Bridge – from its roof terrace. £1,595,000 www.sellmyhome.co.uk

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his superb six bedroom family home overlooking Wandsworth Common and within the popular ‘Toast Rack’ has a magnificent open plan kitchen/family/ dining room overlooking a beautifully maintained garden. The Harvey Jones kitchen is particularly well appointed with a feature island which is cleverly designed to provide ample storage and quality integrated appliances, including a Britannia hob/oven and a Neff microwave oven as well as a separate wine fridge. Sliding wide glass doors extend the dining/seating area onto a glorious 79ft south-facing garden with large patio and lawn. There is also a useful utility room and pantry cupboard to the rear of the kitchen and a guest cloakroom on this floor. Dorlcote Road, SW18, £3,400,000, Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111

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THE WORD Matthew Smith, Partner and Office Head, Knight Frank Riverside wonders whether the buyer/ seller market is shifting to a more even keel

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eing fortunate enough to cover a linear area spanning Hammersmith Bridge to Tower Bridge, I have the great advantage of a massive range of property, local amenities and attractions. With this comes a distinct range of micro markets. As a seller of riverside property, it is essential to be an expert on all types of property, from houseboats to skyscrapers. What has become clear in the current market is that there is a widening gap between the established and the latest developments, with the former proving to offer great value and the latter offering the latest interiors and tech, as well as increasingly luxurious, onsite amenities. These don’t come cheap, but they do seem to be increasingly sought after, even with sometimes eye watering service charges. What never ceases to amaze me is the dramatic change that I have seen to the London skyline in my 11 years with Knight Frank Riverside, much of which has been on the banks of the Thames. While there is no question that London is less attractive now to investor landlords than in the past, with slower capital growth and less attractive tax benefits, investors still buy on the river. Our lettings departments is one of the busiest at Knight Frank, as tenants love to rent in the latest building and enjoy the slick, easy lifestyle that modern flats offer. My market has a generous demographic of baby boomer downsizers, millennials, and

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From £245,000 to £270,000 A fine Georgian house has been carefully converted into beautiful apartments full of charm and character, within a niche development, centrally located on the High Street in Pershore, Worcestershire. Apartments share an elegant communal hallway and have private entrances and their own reception hallways. Living/dining rooms are spacious and light, kitchens are fully fitted with appliances and there are two double bedrooms and luxurious shower rooms. The development also benefits from having use of a communal landscaped garden with parking options available.

busy professionals, who enjoy the ease of modern lifestyle developments. Bankers, tech millionaires and media moguls do enjoy a trophy penthouse, which is a market that might be slow moving, but when a buyer Connells 01905 724555 asks for best in class penthouses, we have (See pages 106 and 107 for more details) superb choice. We have recently seen a clear return of buyers above £3,000,000 for the first time in two years and this part of the market is finally gaining momentum. This is because the prices have reduced significantly over the last 18-24 months and buyers Ches’s are able to see value. Those that Trattoria have been sitting on their 48 Crown Road hands have saved money TW1 3EH but what’s interesting www.chestrattoria.co.uk is that long standing instructions are Where? In St Margaret’s, East selling, buyers Twickenham’s own ‘village’. are realising they What’s it like? A no fuss, no chain, can’t wait too family-run Italian restaurant very popular long or they will with locals (so best to book). No frills – miss out. Some simple wooden tables and chairs – but urgency has couldn’t be more welcoming. Nobody returned to the hurries you to leave and the friendly chef/ market. Could proprietor and his waiting staff make it a this mean very relaxing place to eat. the buyer/ seller market And the food? A huge range of pasta is shifting to a dishes and pizzas – and more. Pasta is more even keel? cooked perfectly and pizzas are huge

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and delicious. Lots of choice and the specials are always good to go for – a recent creamy risotto was outstanding. And it’s BYOB! (Handy off licence a couple of doors away.)

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Fladgate House, Battersea Power Station SW11 • A beautifully presented top floor apartment • Benefits from winter garden access throughout • Expansive roof terrace offers views of the Power Station and into the City A number of on site bars and restaurants create a truly vibrant stretch of the Thames Riverside. Other amenities within the Power Station include a games room, riverside cocktail lounge and conference facilities.

Our Riverside expert, Matthew Smith, looks forward to helping you. matthew.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670 07825 402464

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The one with views over the Shard.

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Scotts Sufferance Wharf, Shad Thames SE1 • Spacious apartment arranged over two floors • Flooded with natural light throughout • South facing balconies Transport links include London Bridge Station 0.9 miles (National Rail Services and Northern and Jubilee lines), Bermondsey Station 0.6 miles (Jubilee line) and Tower Hill Station 0.8 miles (District and Circle lines). Please note that all distances are approximate.

Our Tower Bridge expert, Daniel Woods, looks forward to helping you. daniel.woods@knightfrank.com 020 3837 1524 07971 061036

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The house with the magnificent proportions.

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Morella Road, Wandsworth SW12 • A semi-detached Victorian house located ‘Between the Commons’ • Multi-purpose living space to the rear with a vaulted ceiling • Generous master bedroom suite with marble ‘his and hers sinks’ Morella Road is a highly sought after, tree-lined street ideally located between the Commons. The area is well served by a good choice of schools, in both the state and private sectors, with the shops and restaurants of the fashionable Northcote Road and Bellevue Road both close by.

Our Wandsworth expert, Sam Sproston, looks forward to helping you. sam.sproston@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0994 07825 386 882

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The mansion with the orangery.

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Soames House, Coombe KT2 • An elegant country house set within one and a half acres of grounds • The magnificent orangery is both Victorian and Grade II listed • Pool house containing a 15m x 7m pool, studio, gym and changing facilities Coombe Hill Road is well located close to Kingston, Wimbledon, Richmond Park and central London via the A3. The area offers a wide range of sporting activities, including seven golf courses between Coombe and Wimbledon, and has great schooling nearby.

Our Coombe expert, Dominic Pasqua, looks forward to helping you. dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 07795 454022

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Parkside Avenue, Wimbledon Village SW19 • A detached Edwardian house opposite Wimbledon Common • The roof terrace is astroturfed and has a small kitchenette • Separate summer house, pool house and steam room Parkside Avenue is located opposite Wimbledon Common and is convenient for Wimbledon Village high street. It is also well-situated for the town centre, with its excellent mainline and District Line tube stations.

Our Wimbledon expert, Oliver Cooper, looks forward to helping you. oliver.cooper@knightfrank.com 020 3641 7650 07436 154696

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Guide price £15,000 per calendar month Available part furnished or unfurnished

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All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees. Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Ombudsman Services: Property.

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PERFECT FIT Rebecca Jane Higgins reflects on 10 years at Knight Frank

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ebecca Jane Higgins is celebrating her 10th anniversary with Knight Frank. She is best known for bringing the human touch to the business of buying and selling homes. With her soft Irish accent and sympathetic smile, Rebecca Jane is ideally placed to help people through what is thought to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. She says: “My 10th anniversary is testament to how I feel I best fit with the brand values of Knight Frank. The key thing about the office on Wandsworth Common is that we are first and foremost focussed on our client care. My background in the hospitality industry makes this aspect of the business a perfect fit for me.” She joined Knight Frank’s Wandsworth Common office as the Office Manager after a short period as a temp, which quickly led to the offer of a permanent job. Later she moved onto lettings working from the Clapham Common office. Then 18 months ago, she returned to Wandsworth as a Sales Negotiator. She loves meeting people at different stages of their lives, whether they are first time buyers, a couple with a baby wanting a bigger home or a family with three children desperately needing a more spacious garden. “When a person moves it is an exciting time for them, a time of change and also a time when there are lots of decisions to make which can be extremely stressful. It is the human aspect of the business that particularly appeals to me. At Knight Frank, we truly want the best for our clients. The key areas are good open communication coupled with timely feedback.” Rebecca Jane points out one big change to Knight Frank over the 10 years. Knight Frank used to best known for buying and selling large expensive houses. Whilst this remains a core part of the business, Knight Frank deals with all types of properties. In Wandsworth that means helping to sell one bedroom flats, costing £500,000 up to seven bedroom houses costing millions. In her time as a Sales Negotiator Rebecca Jane has helped sell all types of property, including two of the largest houses located on Baskerville Road SW18, which back directly onto Wandsworth Common. Off duty, she is a keen traveller, and enjoys seeing all the different architecture abroad. Recently she visited Marrakesh and Milan and is looking forward to a trip to America this summer. She also practises Kundalini Yoga, which helps keep her grounded and focused. She is a trained florist and enjoys arranging flowers for friends’ weddings. She adds: “I feel that I align with Knight Frank’s values, integrity and customer care. I have found that I can grow with Knight Frank and be myself.”

“I have found that I can grow with Knight Frank and be myself” Rebecca Jane Higgins, Knight Frank

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The best properties on your doorstep

Brodrick Road, SW12 2 reception rooms, kitchen/family room, master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, 2 further shower/bathrooms, WC, cellar, 35ft west facing garden, 225 sq m (2,425 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide ÂŁ1.725 million | Freehold

Poyntz Road, SW11 Double reception room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), further shower room, balcony, 17ft west facing garden, 110 sq m (1,186 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ950,000 | Freehold

Talk to us today Caroline Kennaway Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111 ckennaway@savills.com

Jasper Colliver Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222 jcolliver@savills.com

Adam Dryden-Peck Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900 adpeck@savills.com

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Savills Northcote Road

020 3430 6900

Savills Wandsworth

020 8877 1222

Savills Clapham

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Eglantine Road, SW18 Double reception room, kitchen/dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, cellar, west facing garden, 164 sq m (1,766 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ1.35 million | Freehold

Leathwaite Road, SW11 Open-plan kitchen/reception room, master bedroom suite, further double bedroom, further family bathroom, eaves storage, 17ft west facing roof terrace, 95 sq m (1,020 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ900,000 | Share of Freehold

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HEADS-UP JUMPTOIT

Sam Sproston, Office head and Partner at Knight Frank Wandsworth, set himself the personal challenge of a parachute jump and a target of £1,000 (he hopes to hit £2,000) for Knight Frank’s Day of Giving in aid of the Rainbow Trust which supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Sam jumped (in harness with an instructor) from 15,000ft to the ground in around 5 minutes. To add to Sam’s target see: www.virginmoneygiving.com/samsprostonskydive

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f online-only estate agents are so much cheaper, why do so few of us use them? The reason is probably that most people don’t fancy paying up front for a service that may never be provided. It can cost less than a thousand pounds to get an online-only agent to act for you, but if they want that money up front you could end up with money and time totally wasted. This reluctance to get stuck with a bill without a sale goes some way to explain why online agents accounted for only six per cent of sales last year. Now in a bid to beef up their customer base House Simple has switched to a no-sale, no-fee model, the same deal that most conventional agents offer. Currently several online-only agents

offer two different prices, the cheaper one for customers who pay upfront and a dearer one for those who pay once their home has been sold. Yopa for example changes £1,795 for a no sale no fee deal in London – rising to £2,995 in some London boroughs, compared with £839 for their basic service flat fee. The lowest cost online agents generally add extra fees for anything more than the basic service, meaning you may pay for photographs and accompanied viewings. Some of the on-liners also want you to use a solicitor they have links to. The no-sale no fee, move by House Simple is sure to be copied by other online agents, which may well mean that prices will rise – eating into the whole idea of cheaper deals.

NEWRELEASE

BRANCHING OUT Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road could benefit from streetscape improvements if local residents and businesses back a series of council proposals, including new trees, better paving, lighting, motorcycle parking and the removal of redundant street furniture. Community services spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “These plans have been drawn up following the positive feedback we received when we first floated some of these ideas in the autumn. Now we need the local community to tell us what they think of these proposals.”

While borrowers continue to pay off chunks of their mortgage in record numbers, the amount of people choosing to release equity from their home – to pay for improvements, help children and grandchildren buy their first home or simply supplement their savings – has also risen to new highs. According to Key Retirement, an equity release specialist, the amount released last year topped £3 billion for the first time. Under such deals, homeowners make no repayments and the interest rate is fixed, but when the house is sold the capital and total interest must be repaid. In most cases lenders say that the total repayment will not exceed the sale price of the property. Duncan Farmer

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obert Holmes has just set up a new lettings department at 360 Coombe Lane in West Wimbledon, headed by experienced agent Karen Kuhl. The office will help people thinking of letting out property in West Wimbledon, Coombe, New Malden and Kingston, as well as helping tenants to find new homes. Karen helped set up the new lettings and property management department for Robert Holmes and says she will be dealing with all different types of property from one bedroom conversions to large detached period properties as well as the wonderful new builds that the area is famous for. Coombe and New Malden are ace areas for renters because the location is close to the A3 to head into London or out towards the coast. New Malden Station, which is in zone 4, provides direct transport links to Clapham Junction Station in only 14 minutes and London Waterloo in 24 minutes. It is also a beautiful area, which includes Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, with great schools.

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WORD ON THE STREET Are you finding that million-pound houses are still popular despite Brexit?

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avills’ Guildford office has donated a new projector and screen for a weekly movie for the elderly at the Church of St Mary’s Thursday Club. Savills’ staff baked cakes to launch the occasion. Vicky Gunn, from the development team at Savills Guildford, says: “The club is grateful for our donation and I have no doubt it will make a big difference to them. It was clear from speaking to the members that for many, this club is one of the only interactions they have with others all week. It goes to show what a lifeline these clubs can be for some of the elderly people in our community and we are proud to have been able to fund this much needed equipment for them.” The fundraising is part of Savills Guildford office’s partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey. The office launched a £10,000 fund with the foundation last year, to support local charities. Each quarter, local projects can apply for money from the fund to help support disadvantaged or disabled people in the area. The team at Savills Guildford then choose the lucky schemes.

DOUGLAS BERNARD WINKWORTH Here in Herne Hill houses priced at £1m and above are still selling despite the downward trend in interest and action throughout the rest of the market encompassing one, two and three bedroom properties. I believe one of the main reasons is schools. Here in Herne Hill we are lucky enough to have a great many good schools, both primary and secondary, state, private and independent. With parents looking to secure good school places for their children, applicants are prepared to throw caution to the wind and proceed with purchases despite Brexit and the uncertainty it is causing. I guess it is good to know that schooling and education are a prime factor in applicants’ house purchase decisions!

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WORLDBEATERS The UK’s traditional estate agents charge among the lowest fees in the world, according to research by Estate Agent Today. In the UK typical commission rates are from 1% to 1.5%, and may even negotiate on this. In most other countries sellers can expect to pay much higher percentages – although in some areas that maybe offset by cheaper house prices. For example in France expect to pay 6%, in the United States about 5%, in New Zealand about 4% and in South Africa between 5.5% to 7.5%, with the top end of the market paying much less because of the high value of the homes. In Germany fees of between 3 to 6% can be split between buyer and seller – which must make trading up even more difficult over there.

The uncertainty created by the referendum result has affected some sectors of the market more than others; it is for this reason that I have maintained in previous articles that it’s no longer possible to comment on the London market with one broad brush stroke. There are certain “pockets” that are performing very well, so whilst no one is immune to wider economic forces, there are some areas that have proven to be incredibly robust. Our activity across Clapham, Wandsworth and Battersea shows that demand is still strong for best in class homes, provided they are priced correctly and marketed to the correct audience.

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Birchglades is an elegant newly built family home over four floors with six bedrooms, set in newly landscaped grounds of half an acre within Coombe Park, a secure, 28 acre private estate. The house has classic elevations and is magnificently finished throughout. A leisure complex features an indoor swimming pool with with two water falls under a domed sky light. Coombe Residential 020 8947 9393

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Sundials on Weybridge’s renowned St George’s Hill private estate is a striking eight bedroom house with generous family accommodation finished to excellent standards and set over three floors. The gardens, which back onto a golf course, are beautifully landscaped with extensive planting and feature a outdoor pool which has showers/changing facilities nearby. Savills 01932 838000

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Brambledown, a substantial, six double bedroom detached Edwardian residence with later additions, is in a semi-rural location near Westerham in the North Downs. The property with far-reaching views was once home to Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams. The house is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens and woodland (just over five acres) which includes a secluded swimming pool with a large patio area. Hamptons International 01732 430290

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Kingston Hill, KT2 Guide price: ÂŁ3,500,000 STC 5 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms This wonderful detached five bedroom family house within beautiful well maintained landscaped gardens is now offered for sale. The property is within grounds of approximately 0.39 of an acre is situated within an exclusive gated development off Kingston Hill with planning consent for 12,000ft2. EPC: E

Kingston Hill, KT2 Guide price: ÂŁ2,850,000 STC 6 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms A newly refurbished and extended six bedroom detached property, located in a quiet cul de sac off Kingston Hill within minutes from Richmond Park through Ladderstile Gate. With accommodation arranged over three floors, the property boasts a wonderful open plan living/dining area leading onto a modern kitchen/breakfast area. In addition, it benefits from a detached heated garage and annexe with sliding glass doors that could also be used for accommodation or office. EPC: B

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he Royal Horticultural Society is calling for a visa scheme for plants after Brexit to keep out those nasty foreign bugs. The aim is the stop invasive slugs, germs, bugs and beetles from munching their way through the country’s gardens. The RHS has already banned exhibitors at their shows from using EU-grown plants from nine key species, including lavender and rosemary. It wants to use Britain’s departure from the EU to introduce a visa scheme for plants along with quarantine centres for species that may carry disease. Currently the free trade in plants within the EU has helped bring in several nasty pests including oak processionary moths, and those horrible orange Spanish slugs capable of reaching six inches in length and destroying priced delphiniums and lupins in an evening. The worst threat comes from flat worms that eat our lovely home grown earthworms that keep the soil healthy.

NEXTUP HAMPTON COURT F The Birdball bird house from Green & Blue is inspired by the natural forms of bird nests and provides a safe home for small birds. £44 blackby-design.co.uk

JOBOFTHEMONTH Lawns now look better if mown weekly. Avoid scalping grass by cutting it too short because if we have a dry summer longer grass is less prone to drought. Mow when the grass is dry and always use a mower that collects the grass otherwise it causes bald patches. Nature lovers might try just mowing a path through part of the grass leaving dandelions, buttercups and daises for the bees to enjoy. Compacted grass doesn’t grow very well, so try to aerate the soil by pushing a garden fork into the lawn every few inches or so and opening up the soil. Bare patches can be filled in with patches of turf or you can re sow with seed. Make sure that the re-seeded patches are left to grow up before mowing them. Water new lawns well but although established lawns that are left unwatered will turn brown they will green up again in the autumn. Photo: RHS

or six days of horticultural displays and greenfingered fun turn to the world’s biggest flower show at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show from July 2 to 8. From inspirational gardens to dazzling flower displays, you can watch demonstrations by both celebrity gardeners and chefs around the show grounds and get tips on gardening in a changing climate. There are also many shopping opportunities for garden supplies to create your own Eden – not forgetting the grand sell-off on the last evening when plants go on sale for knock-down prices. The show attracts around 130,000 visitors every year. This year the big draw will be Piet Oudolf, the influential Dutch garden designer and a leading figure of the New Perennial type of planting which uses bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses for colourful, year-round interest. Piet’s walk-through feature will be a beautiful border opposite the Palace. The plants used in this new feature will be recycled and relocated to RHS Garden Wisley after the show. Another first will be a spectacular display of thousands of Verbena bonariensis plants. A river of these perennials will provide a spectacular photo opportunity. There will also be workshops including flower arranging, pollination facts seen through the eyes of an insect and, for children accompanied by an adult, classes in making real flower crowns from willow withies and paper copies of wildflowers. The children also get a packet of wildflower seeds to grow on and use for future crowns.

Photos: RHS/Sarah Cuttle

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PICKOFTHE PAPERBACKS BOOKOFTHEMONTH THE DISSENT OF ANNIE LANG A fantastic coming of age story, featuring a memorable heroine in Annie, the youngest in the family, but the only one brave enough to take a stand against religious hypocrisy and cruelty. She returns home after studying in France to find her brother in a mental hospital and her Sunday school teacher vanished. She sets out to unearth the disturbing truths and to try to atone for the past. During her journey she begins to suspect that her beloved father may not be the honourable man he pretends to be, and that her unkind stepmother may also be a victim. The Dissent of Annie Lang, by Ros Franey, Muswell Press £12.99 HOUSE OF NAMES ‘They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.’ Three years after Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter on her wedding day to persuade the gods to give a fair wind for his army, he returns home to find his murderous action has set the whole family – mother, brother, sister – on a path of violent revenge. In this page turner Colm Toibin whose novels shows that he can turn his talents to retelling the Greek myths in such a way that the characters become fully human instead of unknowable creatures from ancient past. Clytemnestra’s decision to revenge her daughter by murdering her husband seems just rather than deranged. House of Names by Colm Toibin, Penguin Fiction, £8.99 PERSONS UNKNOWN D I Manon Bradshaw has settled back into life in Cambridgeshire with her adopted son Fly, happily working on cold cases until a city banker is stabbed to death yards from the police station. As the investigation proceeds her own family falls under suspicion. How well does she know her loved ones and are they capable of murder? She finds herself pitted against her once close colleagues. She has to try to look at the evidence as she would with any other case – but is that possible? Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner, Harper Collins, £7.99

HE SAID/SHE SAID Laura witnesses a brutal attack but from the moment she and her boyfriend Kit call the police, their lives are ruined. Fifteen years later Laura and Kit live in fear. The alleged rape of Beth Taylor is described through the eyes of Laura and Kit. It is Laura who finds a couple having sex and sees the woman with her face contorted and fearful. However, while Laura knows she was right to speak out, she also knows that you can never see the whole picture: something is always hidden, something she never could have guessed. This is another teasing psychological thriller from the best selling crime author. He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly, Hodder & Stoughton £7.99 LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE A story that traces the fates of the perfect Richardson family led by Elena Richardson and the mother and daughter who rent a house from the Richardsons. The newcomer Mia has a mysterious past and her secret threatens to destroy the ordered community. When friends of the Richardsons try to adopt a Chinese-American baby the custody battle splits the town and puts Mia and Elena on opposite sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets of her past. Her obsession will come at an unexpected and devastating cost. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Little, Brown Book Group, £7.99

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GUIDE PRICE £2,000,000

This particularly elegant GII listed Georgian home has five double bedrooms, enchanting living space, period features, a south westerly garden and a rear double garage. Denmark Hill station is a seven-minute walk for Zone 2 trains and London Overground links while some of the country’s most prestigious independent schools are within ten minutes’ drive and include Alleyn’s, Dulwich College and JAGS.

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SUNNYSOUTH With a sunny south-facing garden, this very attractive, semi-detached Victorian family house is ideally located for both the heart of Dulwich Village and Herne Hill

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he four-bedroom home has two family bathrooms, a double reception room and many period features, as well as a loft and cellar and large garden. The house offers an excellent balance of living and entertaining space together with the generous bedroom accommodation. The ground floor features an appealing hallway with original Victorian tiles, a bright and spacious double reception room with double doors leading on to the large garden and a fantastic kitchen/dining room, that overlooks and opens on to the back garden. There is also masses of storage space with both a cellar and loft and side access from the front to the rear of the house. Upstairs the impressive master bedroom spans the width of the house. The wonderful south-facing garden extends to about 80ft with a patio, lawn and mature planting.

The house is chain free and has the benefit of the potential to extend to both the side and rear and into the loft, subject to planning consent. Croxted Road is close to both Dulwich and Herne Hill. The shops and cafés of Dulwich Village are moments away, as are the open green spaces of Dulwich Park, Belair Park and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, as well as the boutique shops and cafés of Herne Hill. Brockwell Park, with its famous Lido, is a third of a mile away. The house is also ideally situated for good schools including Rosendale Primary School and Dulwich Hamlet Junior School as well as many other sought-after state and independent schools. It is within walking distance of James Allen’s Girls’ School, Alleyn’s and Dulwich College.

‘The house offers an excellent balance of living and entertaining space’

Croxted Road, Herne Hill, SE21, £1,295,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

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LIFEISGRAND This newly-built family home in the classical style has over 9,000 square feet of space set in landscaped grounds, within an exclusive private estate on Kingston Hill

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he three-storey house, with seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, has far reaching views and is close to Richmond Park and Wimbledon Village. The ground floor is devoted to entertaining. The elegant entrance hall sets the scene with its impressive stoneclad staircase, white Emperador floor and full-height panelled walls. This leads to a study, also with panelled walls, a fullheight library wall and grid feature ceiling. The sumptuous drawing room with its limestone fireplace, honed granite hearth and feature ceiling has three sets of French doors leading to the terrace and the panelled formal dining room. The kitchen/breakfast/family room has a double-height vaulted ceiling with French doors leading to the terrace. The bespoke kitchen has solid oak units with Gaggenau oven and hob and Calacatta

Brasil stone worktops. Further storage is provided by a walk-in pantry and a separate utility room. There is also a dedicated home cinema room with an Artcoustic Dolby Atmos speaker system. On the upper floors there are seven bedrooms including the first floor master bedroom suite with luxuriously appointed bathroom and dressing room, three guest suites and two bedrooms with a ‘Jack and Jill’ en suite, a seventh bedroom and a family bathroom. There is also a staff or guest studio with its own entrance, separate kitchen and staircase. Outside are landscaped gardens including wild flower meadow terraces and a formal lawn and a three-car garage.

‘Elevated sheltered position, close to Richmond and Wimbledon Village’

Wildcroft, Coombe Park, Surrey, KT2, £6,500,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 1100

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PRIME THAMES A two bedroom flat in a popular and well-established development set on a prime stretch of the river Thames, offers desirable and luxurious riverside living

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ith spectacular views across the river and towards Battersea Park, the flat is in Molasses House, Plantation Wharf. This fantastic apartment has two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, an extensive reception room and a kitchen/ breakfast room. The must-see flat stretches to nearly 1,180 square feet and is very well laid out. Situated in lively Battersea and within walking distance of the beautifully landscaped York Gardens Park, Molasses House offers award-winning contemporary apartments with fantastic on-site facilities. This stylish

building offers highly desirable, luxury riverside living with spectacular views across the River Thames and towards Battersea Park. The apartment comes with secure underground parking and concierge service. It is ideally placed, only a third of a mile from York Gardens and half a mile from Clapham Junction. Plantation Wharf also has its own river bus stop.

‘Highly desirable, luxury riverside living with spectacular views ’

Molasses House, Plantation Wharf, Battersea SW11, £899,999, Lauristons 020 7978 5800

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SOUTHFIELDS While Wimbledon Fortnight attracts thousands of tennis lovers and tourists each July, it is the charming period terraces that draw the permanent residents, says Jenny Knight

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ith traditional Edwardian houses, great primary schools and leafy surroundings, Southfields is an ideal hunting ground for young families. Doug Moss of Winkworth, says: “We are getting a lot of people moving from Fulham and Chelsea. Either they have been renting and are buying their first family home or they are moving to get more space for their money. “The Edwardian terraces with gardens from 30 to 50 feet long, are the main draw. You can get into central London easily from here and there are lots of parks and Wimbledon tennis on the doorstep so there is a villagey atmosphere, which is attractive.” Southfields Grid – the streets between Replingham and Revelstoke Roads, which run south of Southfields Station – is the area where most house hunters aspire to buy, although wealthier buyers might look at the bigger houses along Skeena Hill and Combemartin Road.

The three most popular primary schools are St Michaels, Sheringdale and Wimbledon Park. Most of the shops, cafés and restaurants in Southfields are clustered around the two underground stations, Southfields and Wimbledon Park, although to the East, past St George’s Park, lies Southside shopping centre with a cinema, Waitrose, Sainsbury, eateries, a range of smaller shops and a multi-storey car park. In Southfields, itself, there is a great take away fish and chip shop called The Original Fish and Chip Company, on Wimbledon Park Road. For pizzas there is Franco Manca and the Olive Garden Italian, near to Thai Girder, with yummy pastries at Chanteroy Southfields. For more niche shopping there is the Wedding Dress Shop in Arthur Road. And for a quality, eco-friendly dry cleaners, specialising in wedding, ballgowns and home furnishings, go to Zenith at the corner of Pirbright Road and Replingham Road. Wimbledon Park used to be part of the

‘The Edwardian terraces with gardens from 30 to 50 feet long, are the main draw’

There’s a wide selection of shops where Replingham Road and Wimbledon Park Road meet grounds of Wimbledon Manor House, and is now a 67-acre park with an ornamental lake, a golf course and a patch of woodland. Leisure facilities include tennis courts, a bowls pavilion and a water-sports centre for sailing, kayaking and canoeing, a paddling pool, café and crazy golf course. It also hosts one of the best fireworks displays in London, organised by Merton Council every November. Although most people aspire to own or live in one of the period houses in the area there is also a good choice of apartments. And unlike other areas where blocks of flats can feel depressingly urban, the apartment blocks in Southfields tend to have a suburban or even a rural feel with grass and trees in the spacious surrounds.

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Revelstoke Road, SW18 3 bed split level maisonette / £729,000 Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 3792 1062

Augustus Road, SW19 4 bed house / £1,350,000 Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

Revelstoke Road, SW18 2 bed flat in boutique development / £749,000 Lauristons 020 8879 9099

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Average price to buy in Southfields…

Wimbledon Park has a sailing club, café and tennis courts As well as the tennis, Southfields is home to thousands of Londoners who enjoy low rise, ‘village’ life, just a few miles from the heart of the capital

1 BED £480,000 to £550,000 3 BED TERRACE £1M 5 BED HOUSE £1.3M Average price per month to rent in Southfields...

1 BED FLAT ON THE GRID £1,375 to £1,500 3 BED TERRACE £2,500 to £2,700 (Figures from Winkworth)

EDUCATION There is a good choice of schools in Southfields and the surrounding area. At primary level, there is Albemarle Primary, St Michael’s Cof E Primary, Sheringdale Primary School, Wimbledon Park Primary School and West Hill Primary, and for secondary age there is a choice of St Cecilia’s or Southfields Academy, as well as many other schools in neighbouring Wandsworth and Wimbledon. There are numerous private education options in Putney, Wimbledon and Richmond.

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TRANSPORT Tube: Southfields Tube station on the District Line – to Victoria around 25 minutes. Rail: Earlsfield and Wandsworth Town are not far away – to Waterloo every 10 minutes. Bus: Several routes run through Southfields – 39 (Clapham Junction to Putney Bridge), 156 (Wimbledon) and 493 (Tooting). Also the N87 night bus. Road: Quick access to the A3, M25 is 30 min drive away. Getting away: Gatwick and Heathrow airports are under an hour away by car.

HERE TO OFFER A HELPING HAND. We’ll go to great lengths to make sure you find the home of your dreams.

recently let Heythorp Street, SW18 4 bed period house / £3,200 pcm Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 3199 2257

Replingham Road, SW18 5 bed house / £762 per week (£3,300 pcm) Winkworth Southfields 020 8877 1000

Winkworth Southfields 020 8877 1000 winkworth.co.uk/southfields

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NEWHOMES UPDATE Alexa Peters, Associate Director Savills Residential Development Sales, introduces a rare find in SW6

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ulham remains an interesting market in terms of new homes supply. When compared to wider south west London, which has seen good levels of new build homes coming to the market, in Fulham, this type of property is a rarity. Although there is a good amount of new build apartments on the riverfront, the areas set back from the water have not seen as much development. So when new homes do become available, they attract a lot of interest. The Fulham market generally appeals to a mixture of young professionals and families, although properties on the river tend to also attract downsizers looking for lock-up-andleave homes. Families move here for the well-proportioned houses and proximity to good schools, green spaces and the village-feel that the Fulham and its surrounds afford. For young professionals, the excellent commutability into London from Putney, Fulham and nearby Hammersmith appeals, as does the vast array of trendy bars and restaurants. Buyers here are discerning and are looking for good value and only ‘best in class’ properties will tempt them. One development helping to bring high specification homes to the area is Bishops Gate, an intimate new development of one to three bedroom apartments and four bedroom townhouses, which offers an oasis of calm from the busy city. Set behind a pair of meticulously restored historic gatehouses on Fulham High Street, the boutique development also has off street parking, with every car space having an electric charging point. We have had enquiries from both domestic and international buyers, including young professionals, and downsizers attracted by the apartments, while families and locals who weren’t considering moving are drawn here by the opportunity of a new-build townhouse. That said, interest has also come from wider south west London and beyond because of the rarity and calibre of these homes. Bishops Gate, Fulham, SW6, prices from £649,000, Savills South West London New Homes 020 3430 6920

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Penthouse Apartment £699,000 Leasehold

Quicks Road, Wimbledon SW19 Contact the new homes specialists on 020 8879 9099 www.lauristons.com

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HELPTOBUY Ten out of 12 units were reserved on the first day of the launch of the first phase of Woodhams Apartments in Bromley, built by Hambridge Homes

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he sales account for 35% of the entire scheme which is part of a regeneration of Bromley. James Overton, Managing Director of Hambridge Homes, says: “We aim to cater for first time buyers and young professionals, and Woodhams Apartments is an excellent example of this. Its location is ideal for people who want easy access into the City, and the price point – with homes starting at £299,000 – is perfect those trying to get onto the property ladder in the capital. We’re delighted with the success of the launch and look forward to buyers moving in and calling it home.” First refusal of the apartments was given to Help to Buy purchasers, with nine of the ten reserved units sold using the scheme. Hambridge Homes prioritises first time buyers and those using Help to Buy as a way of encouraging home ownership, with homes at an accessible price. Following the success of phase one, phase two with another 12 apartments will be released soon. According to Hambrige prices in Bromley are set to soar thanks to a £90 million regeneration project that will deliver St Mark’s Square, a new landscaped plaza and 25,000 sq ft of cafés and restaurants, a cinema, shops

and an underground car park, next year. Bromley is the biggest of the London boroughs and a 15-minute journey away from Central London but is also close to the lush countryside of Kent and East Sussex. Woodhams Apartments is divided into three blocks with the entire ground floor occupied by a Co-op food store. There are a range of layouts at the development, allowing buyers to choose from a variety of floor plans. All of the apartments feature spacious balconies and dual aspect living, ranging from 498 sq ft to 855 sq ft. Kitchens are equipped with German Pronorm white gloss units and Corian worktops with glass splashbacks, SMEG appliances and under-cupboard pelmet lighting to the wall units. Bathrooms feature white sanitaryware by Duravit, soft-close toilet seats, taps and fittings by Vado and Corian bath panels. Other specifications include engineered wood flooring in the apartments’ kitchens/living rooms and hallways, polished chrome ironmongery and Sky TV points in all rooms.

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partments in latest phase of the 22-storey tower Lewisham Gateway scheme, Portrait TWO, are now 85% reserved off plan. Comprising 101 apartments and a communal rooftop terrace, the tower is the second block available to buy at Lewisham Gateway, next to the all sold first phase, by Muse Developments. Since their release in February 2017, apartments in the Portrait TWO have been popular among investors, first time buyers and local residents. The development is moments from the mainline rail station and DLR, providing direct access into Canary Wharf within 17 minutes and Green Park in 25 minutes. Lewisham is increasingly popular thanks to a planned extension to the Bakerloo Line. Emma Lander, Sales & Marketing Manager says: ‘’Portrait Two continues the success story that is Lewisham Gateway. With 85% now reserved, buyers clearly appreciate the ideal location and excellent transport links on offer whilst able to enjoy London living’’. In total, Lewisham Gateway will deliver 900 new homes with new shops, restaurants and commercial space as well as improved bus and cycling facilities. www.musedevelopments.com

Woodham Apartments, Bromley, one bedrooms from £299,000, and two bedrooms from £355,000, JDM 020 8295 2505 or www.jdmestateagents. com

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Nine grandly proportioned townhouses with stunning Georgian facades, Octagon’s latest London launch incorporates the highest specification and finishes as befitting the developer’s name. Offering views towards the River Thames and Barnes Wetland Centre from private roof terraces and balconies, these unique new homes range between 4,375 – 6,150 sq ft. With 4/5 bedrooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room and 4 formal reception rooms across 5 storeys, the lower ground floor is dedicated to leisure - including a gym, cinema/TV den and a covered courtyard garden. Each property features a private west backing walled garden with rear pedestrian access to the Thames towpath. Located within the Bishop’s Park Conservation Area, Bishops Row is just a short walk from Fulham’s vibrant centre, tube stations, bus services, and an excellent choice of local schooling.

GUIDE PRICES From £4.995m Views from rooftop terraces

BISHOPS ROW STEVENAGE ROAD, FULHAM, LONDON SW6 6PB

SHOWHOUSE OPEN THURSDAY TO MONDAY 10AM – 4PM 020 3417 4610

020 7731 7100

020 8481 7500 | OCTAGON.CO.UK

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FAIR SHARES

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ne of the finest examples of a Jacobean Manor House to survive in London is being converted into eight luxurious apartments by Octagon The historic Grade II listed Eagle House is one of the glories of Wimbledon and the restoration will provide an exciting opportunity to own a piece of architectural history. Built in the early 1600s by the co-founder of the British East India Company, Eagle House later became Wimbledon School, which continues to operate today in Camberley. In 1700 the house was modernised and extended to include the fine panelled room, which will form the main entrance hall for new tenants with striking marble and limestone tiled flooring. Beyond the hallway, a series of two and three bedroom apartments make up the development with lift access to the upper floors. Each apartment features the latest home technology, including a Control4 Audio System, KNX dimmable lighting system and integrated Heating & Comfort Cooling Controls. The kitchens are made up of Bespoke Bulthaup Laminate Flint Kitchen with white work surfaces and a range of integrated Miele appliances. Underfloor heating throughout the apartments will ensure the highest level of comfort for future tenants, aided by high quality marble, carpet and timber

flooring designed to enhance and reflect the history of Eagle House. A full restoration of the fireplaces, staircases and oak panelling will enable residents to enjoy a sense of history along with high tech living. Some apartments also include a private patio, whilst every resident will share the landscaped communal garden to the front and rear of the property. Eagle House is in the centre of Wimbledon Village, with its wealth of boutiques, restaurants and bars, as well as famous commons and sports centres. The setting is ideal for commuters, with numerous bus routes servicing the area, and Wimbledon mainline and underground stations less than a mile away. Waterloo is just a 19 minute trip on the train. Nearby schools include Kings College School and The Rokeby School, making this development ideal for families with children too. Eagle House, Wimbledon Octagon 020 8481 7500

A new phase of shared ownership homes has just been launched at Greenwich Peninsula, London’s hottest new riverside district. The affordable homes are a collection of 42 one and two bedroom apartments by L&Q. Lucy Chitty, sales director for L&Q’s South Region, says: “Helping Londoners get onto the property ladder, our new homes will give first time buyers an opportunity to purchase in a thriving new cultural quarter of South East London. This up-and-coming riverside location is fast becoming one of the most sought-after places to live – it’s no surprise that nearly 60% of the first release were reserved across launch weekend. We anticipate demand for these new homes to remain high from working professionals and young couples.” The Upper Riverside homes are just a stone’s throw from the O2 Arena and also to art galleries, museums and cinemas. There are many transport links, including the Jubilee Line from nearby North Greenwich station, the Thames Clipper, and the Emirates Air Line over the Thames. Later this year, there will also be access to the Cross rail at Canary Wharf, which will provide fast connections to City Airport, Liverpool Street and Heathrow Airport. The stylish homes are finished with modern kitchen units and co-ordinating worktops, as well as complementary stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms offer contemporary sanitary ware, including a fashionable steel bath. There is a video door entry system and a spacious communal terrace. A large proportion of apartments have balconies and the development also offers secure cycle storage within the underground car park. Prices start from £113,750 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (full market value £455,000) and £148,750 for a 25% share of a two bedroom apartment (full market value £595,000). www.lqpricedin.co.uk/greenwich-peninsula, 0333 003 3730

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U CO E M TH P IS LET SU IO M N M ER D

INDIGO SQUARE S U R B I T O N

Our new 3 bedroom show apartment MORE STYLE, MORE FLAIR, MORE SPACE

Our fabulous new 3 bedroom show apartment is now open for viewing at Indigo Square, Surbiton’s new landmark collection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and duplex homes. Showcasing indigoscott’s attention to detail and imaginative design flair, each 3 bedroom home benefits from a private balcony, terrace or garden, in addition to a high specification to be found throughout Indigo Square. There’s also secure underground parking to selected plots and a beautifully landscaped private courtyard for the use of residents. Just moments from Surbiton’s comprehensive selection of shops, bars and restaurants, riverside walks to Kingston upon Thames and Surbiton station, with its 17 minute service to Waterloo, Indigo Square brings city style living to this vibrant destination.

3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FROM £750,000

To book your viewing appointment call 020 8390 8181 or email surbiton@barnardmarcus.co.uk Photographs depict the Showhome. Computer generated illustration indicative only.

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early a third of borrowers are not getting the cheapest mortgage, according to the Financial Conduct Authority. The regulator argues that it should be easier to search for the right deal with more tools available to help both consumers and brokers. Even though the majority of borrowers seek advice from a mortgage broker, the report found that there was little difference in the eventual cost of the mortgage the customer ended up taking out. However, while cost is of course a factor when choosing a mortgage, it is a very simplistic approach to look at purely getting the ‘cheapest’ mortgage. There may be other factors involved which is why one mortgage is chosen over another, including service, criteria, non-tangible motivations and so on. Despite some of the reservations outlined in the report, it would not be prudent for borrowers to discount brokers as an avenue for obtaining advice. It is undeniably harder to get a mortgage than it was in the past owing to tighter affordability criteria, coupled with the wide range of deals available. A broker can guide you through the mortgage maze and help you find the right deal for your particular circumstances.

MONEY MATTERS

GARETH LOWMAN SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

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BORROWINGBIG Ten years ago, borrowing 95 per cent of a property’s value was easy and in some cases it was possible to borrow even more than the sale price, but since the credit crunch – and a raft of regulations surrounding borrowing – that has been much harder. However, according to Moneyfacts, the financial information provider, the number of 95 per cent mortgages on the market now exceeds 300 and a couple of months 37 new products were launched for borrowers with small deposits. The interest rates are higher than for those with more cash to put down but they do at least give anyone struggling to raise a big deposit the chance to make their first move.

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The average fall in London house prices last month

The number of 95 percent mortgage deals now available – the highest number since 2008

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2.52% The average two-year fixed mortgage rate

The number of Bank of England members who voted for a rate rise. Seven voted against

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

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Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Yorkshire BS

1.32%

6/30/2020

4.99%

4.4%

65%

n/a

2.5% / 1.5% until 30/06/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Mx £5m

Yorkshire BS

1.36%

6/30/2020

4.99%

4.2%

75%

n/a

2.5% / 1.5% until 30/06/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Mx £5m

Skipton BS

1.83%

6/30/2023

4.74%

3.7%

60%

n/a

5/5/4/3/2% until 30/06/2023 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£65

Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

First Direct

2.49%

120 months

3.94%

3.0%

60%

n/a

3/2/2/2/2/2/2/2/2/2% in forst 120 months Unlimited overpayments allowed without charge

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£149

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BEPREPARED!

Mortgage rates will rise – eventually, warns Duncan Farmer, so make moves now to soften the blow

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very cloud has a silver lining and the big black ones that brought snow and chaos to the country three months ago are at least in part responsible for the Bank of England’s decision to leave interest rates at 0.5 per cent at its most recent meeting. The snow and ice kept most indoors and, crucially, away from the High Street, thus leaving the economy shivering and in no state to take the shock of an interest rate rise. Welcome as that decision was it was a postponement rather than a cancellation and most experts agree that rates will rise this year and probably next, too. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Roger Bootle, of Capital Economics, who has been one of the most consistently accurate forecasters, said: “Readers should not be fooled by the immediate pause in rate rises into thinking that the prospect of higher rates had gone away. Both individuals and companies should be preparing for much higher interest rates ahead.” By “much higher” he predicts that 3 per cent is the eventual peak. So what would that mean for

mortgages? The Halifax standard variable is 3.99 per cent today, which means that a borrower with a £300,000 repayment mortgage pays £1,581 a month. Should that rate rise by 3 points to 6.99 per cent the monthly repayments would be £2,119. That does seem quite a jump and although the expectation is that such high rates are a couple of years away there is plenty that borrowers can do to soften the blow. Either, use any spare cash to pay off a little bit extra of your existing mortgage now so that when rates did rise you would at least be paying interest on a smaller capital sum, or switch to a cheaper fixed rate loan. For example, Yorkshire Building Society has a two-year fixed-rate loan with an interest rate of 1.36 per cent, bring repayments on a £300,000 loan down to £1,180, and HSBC charges 1.62 per cent on a three-year mortgage, making repayments £1,217. Fixing for five years with HSBC would be more expensive, at 2.44 per cent, but still cheaper than today’s standard variable rate and a bargain should the Bank rate hit 3 per cent any time soon.

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hile borrowers continue to pay off chunks of their mortgage in record numbers, the amount of people choosing to release equity from their home – to pay for improvements, help children and grandchildren buy their first home or simply supplement their savings – has also risen to new highs. According to Key Retirement, an equity release specialist, the amount released last year topped £3 billion for the first time. Under such deals, homeowners make no repayments and the interest rate is fixed, but when the house is sold the capital and total interest must be repaid. In most cases lenders say that the total repayment will not exceed the sale price of the property.

Variable Rates Lender

Rate

Until

Rev. Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

HSBC Bank

1.19%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.94%

3.5%

65%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £5m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

HSBC Bank

1.29%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.94%

3.6%

75%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

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

Coventry BS

1.64%

Variable rate for term

n/a

1.7%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

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

HSBC Bank

1.39%

Tracker over base for 24 months

3.94%

3.8%

80%

n/a

None

£99 Booking Fee £900 Product Fee

-

Mx £400k. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

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Garden Barge Square – Open Garden Squares Weekend ©Diana Jarvis

Field Day ©Fanaticlive/Samantha Milligan

WHAT’SON... PETAL POWER AT HEAPS+STACKS Battersea Power Station

SUMMER OF SOUND ON THE ROOF John Lewis Oxford Street

Be pampered with plants. Choose from a petal facial, face painting with the addition of real fresh flowers, or a pressed petal manicure where miniature dried petals are beautifully painted onto nails. A stunning way of celebrating RHS Chelsea Flower Show on the other side of the river. www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk/ whats-on/detail/petal-parlour

The Gardening Society on John Lewis’s Oxford Street store’s rooftop is turning into a live music venue. Rock up for garden gigs, immersive studio spaces, DJ sets and fried chicken from ‘Butchies’ and gin mixing all a world away from the hustle and bustle below. www.johnlewis.com/ourservices/roof-garden

Fri 25 May-Sun 27 May, 10.30am to 2pm

JAM ON RYE Peckham Rye

Mon 27 May, 11am The line-up promises laid-back mix reggae, afrobeat and new wave jazz, while sizzling street food stalls offer everything from pizza and vegan tacos to gingerbeer battered nuggets. Line-up includes David Rodigan, Horace Andy, Earl Gateshead, Brother Culture, Mungo’s Hi Fi. www.eventbrite.co.uk

FRIENDS’ ART EXHIBITION Horniman Museum

Sat 2 June-3 Sun 3 June, 10.30am-4.30pm The 27th annual Friends’ Art Exhibition showcases paintings, prints, textile art and sculptures from South London’s artistic community. All works by both new and established artists in the local area in the Horniman Conservatory are for sale and proceeds support the museum’s projects. www.horniman.ac.uk

Sun-Wed, noon-9pm and ThursSat, noon-11pm

FIELD DAY Brockwell Park, Herne Hill Fri 1 Jun 1-Sat Jun 2

One of London’s very best music festivals moves south west from London’s Victoria Park after a successful decade. Friday’s line-up, features the cream of London’s ripe jazz scene followed by Saturday’s starry bill. www.fielddayfestivals.com

FULHAM BEACH CLUB Neverland, Parsons Green

OPEN GARDEN SQUARES WEEKEND

Tucked away by the Thames, Fulham Beach Club offers Sunday bottomless brunches, yoga sessions on the beach, cocktail masterclasses, glitter artists, sand sculpting, croquet, table tennis and more. You’ll find cabanas, daybeds, beach huts and, of course, truck loads of sand. And if you want that VIP, full-on resting beach face experience, you can pay extra to hire beach huts and partybeds. www.neverlandlondon.com

More than 200 gardens across London – most of which are usually closed to the public – will unlock their gates for a whole weekend for this annual event. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafés. www.opensquares.org

Until Fri 31 Aug, Wed-Sun

RODIN AND THE ART OF ANCIENT GREECE British Museum UNTIL 29 JULY

A hundred years after his death, see works by the greatest sculptor of his era in a new light, alongside the ancient works, including the Parthenon sculptures, that inspired him. www.britishmuseum.org

Sat 9 Jun-Sun 10 Jun

HAMPTON COURT PALACE FESTIVAL Hampton Court Palace Tue 5 Jun-Sat 23 Jun

This open-air concert series in the lovely grounds of Hampton Court Palace offers a genteel take on the summer festival with Lionel Richie, the Beach Boys and Tom Jones crooning away to the night sky. Pimp your pre-gig picnic by hiring a waterside gazebo. www.hamptoncourtpalace festival.com/artists

ZIP NOW LONDON Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth Until Sun 9 Sep

Feel the wind blowing through your hair as you hurtle along this 225-metre zip wire descent in central London. Take in the sights of the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament while zooming through the air and see if you can handle the daredevil dive’s new ‘Mega Drop’ free fall experience. www.zip-now.co

FRIDA KAHLO: MAKING HER SELF UP V&A Sat 16 Jun-Sun 4 Nov

An exhibition dedicated to the incredible collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to iconic Mexican, Frida Kahlo. They have been locked away for 50 years, following the artist’s death, and never seen outside of her native country. Expect some exceptional dresses and envyinducing possessions. www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/ frida-kahlos-wardrobe

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Laitwood Road, Balham SW12

Asking Price: £1,150,000 Freehold

A stunning townhouse that sits in one of Balham’s most sort after locations just moments away from all of the excellent amenities, restaurants & bars on Balham High Road. This very attractive double bay fronted townhouse benefits from being extended to both the ground floor with a well-thought-out side return extension creating a lovely kitchen/breakfast room and a loft conversion offering an extra bedroom with fitted wardrobes & en-suite facilities. Transport links are excellent with Balham tube station located only 5-10 minutes’ walk away which is served by the Northern line & Balham train station providing superb Overground rail network access. EPC EER D.

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Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Faraday Road, Wimbledon SW19

Asking Price: ÂŁ995,000 Freehold

This superb extended terraced Victorian family home is situated in the sought-after South Park Gardens only a short walk to Wimbledon mainline station and the variety of shops, bars and restaurants in Wimbledon town centre. This delightful property has been lovingly refurbished by the present owners to a high standard, the accommodation includes a large open plan reception area opening onto your fully fitted kitchen/diner, also on the ground floor is a utility room and the essential for all family homes the downstairs cloakroom. The first floor has two double bedrooms and a single and the family bathroom, on the second floor is the fourth bedroom with an en suite shower room. Outside you have a private rear garden. EPC EER E

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Molasses House, Battersea SW11

Asking Price: ÂŁ899,999 Leasehold

Molasses House is situated in Plantation Wharf, a popular and well-established development set on a prime stretch of the River Thames. Stretching to nearly 1180 sq. ft, the apartment is incredibly spacious and well laid-out. Situated in lively Battersea and within walking distance to the beautifully landscaped York Gardens Park. This riverside property is also in close proximity to Battersea Park where the prestigious Formula E Championship racing was held. Molasses House offers award-winning contemporary apartments with fantastic on-site facilities. This stylish building offers highly desirable, luxury riverside living with spectacular views across the River Thames and towards Battersea Park. Plantation Wharf is 0.5 miles to Clapham Junction Railway station. EPC EER C

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Queenstown Road, Battersea SW8

Price: ÂŁ3,500 pcm

This large four-bedroom maisonette is arranged over three floors of a lovely period conversion on Queenstown Road. Internally the property has been completely refurbished to a high standard, with new carpets, modern bathrooms and a fully fitted kitchen. The roof terrace is absolutely stunning, giving one an unrestricted panoramic view of London. The property is located less than one minute to the station, which will cut any commuters time down significantly. Queenstown Road is perfect for those who need to commute into Central London. Battersea Park, is a mere 5 minutes’ walk from the property. The amenities of Clapham Junction, Battersea, Chelsea and Clapham Old Town are all in the vicinity. EPC EER D. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown

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Werter Road, Putney SW15

Price: £2,495 pcm

A fantastic split-level Victorian conversion flat situated off Putney High Street on the ever popular Werter Road. This apartment features many preserved period features including high ceilings, rosettes, cornicing and chandeliers. Comprised of a large reception room with stunning hard wood floors and a fireplace and three spacious double bedrooms. Additionally, benefiting direct access from the master bedroom to a private patio and access to the landscaped communal garden. Werter Road is situated moments form the High Street, offering access to all of the bars, restaurants and shops that Putney has to offer. Equally, it is within close proximity to both East Putney district line and Putney Rail stations. EPC EER D. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Putney Lettings: 020 8780 8780

Nine Elms, Battersea SW8

Price: £2,050 pcm

Lauristons is delighted to offer this superb brand new one-bedroom apartments with a private balcony in Haydn Tower. This fully furnished spacious property boasts a large bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, a stylish bathroom and an open plan kitchen with AEG built in appliances. Haydn Tower is part of the Nine Elms Point development by Barratt Homes which benefit from a 24-hour concierge, cinema room, business suite, fitness centre and beautiful landscaped courtyards. Nine Elms Point is located beside the new Nine Elms Northern Line tube station (2019), and above a flagship 80,000 sqft Sainsbury´s. The development benefits from existing National Rail and London Underground connections at Vauxhall. EPC EER B *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Kennington Lettings: 020 7385 2296

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Gaskarth Road, Balham SW12

Price: ÂŁ1,850 pcm

Fantastic refurbished split level two bedroom apartment to rent located moments from Clapham South tube station. To the first floor of the property you will have a spacious reception with high ceilings, feature fire place and plenty of natural light., recently installed modern fitted kitchen and WC. To the top floor of the property there are two good sized double bedrooms with plenty of storage with the main bathroom also being located on the top floor. Period features throughout this wonderful conversion and finished to a high standard throughout. The property is located moments from Clapham South underground station and the fantastic array of shops, bars and restaurants the area has to offer. EPC EER C. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Balham Lettings: 020 8772 9373

Kingston Road, Wimbledon SW20

Price: ÂŁ2,050 pcm

A stylish two-bedroom apartment within a modern development, conveniently located near Wimbledon Chase. This modern high specification two bedroom apartment is presented in excellent condition and boasts a spacious open-plan reception with a modern, fully integrated kitchen and direct access onto a private roof terrace. Further comprising two double bedrooms and two contemporary bathrooms including an en-suite. Additional benefits include wooden floors throughout (apart from the bedrooms) and secure, underground parking. All of the popular shops, cafĂŠs and restaurants are all within easy reach. South Wimbledon station (Northern Line) is a short bus ride away and the Tram Link is located 0.8 mile away. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Wimbledon Lettings: 020 8946 9468

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Albert Road, Kingston KT1

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Houses from ÂŁ955,000

A boutique, private development of just three mews houses. Conveniently situated close to Kingston town centre and Kingston Railway Station, providing good links into London Waterloo and Central London. Each house enjoys a bespoke internal layout. The houses have been constructed with the most upto-date sustainable technology. Every house has its own allocated parking space and a fully landscaped garden. Kingston boasts outstanding grammar and comprehensive schools, as well as Kingston University. Nearby recreational facilities include golf clubs, riding stables, leisure centre, football and rugby clubs and river boats running from Kingston and nearby Hampton Court.

New Homes: 020 8879 9099

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EVER DECREASING CIRCLES The popularity of Honeywell and Belleville state schools grows each year and estate agent John Thorogood sees many buyers determined to find a property within the catchment area of one or both schools – although many don’t realise that these catchment areas shrink and expand from year to year

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ustin Thorogood says: “As an agent on Northcote Road for nearly 25 years I have been amazed at how the popularity of Honeywell and Belleville schools has increased. During the 1990s and early 2000s the emergence of numerous high quality private schools in the area was and still is trumpeted from many quarters and there certainly is an excellent choice of those. “But without doubt, high on the initial agenda of many incoming buyers and tenants, irrespective of budget, is to find a property within catchment for one or both schools. Flats and rented properties are often snapped up as a result. “We register over 1,000 new people at our Northcote Road office every year. But this “catchment area” is generally very small and with a high sibling count most years, there will only be so many satisfied people who successfully get their children in. The rest must consider other primary schools (three others incidentally are included in the list of prescribed feeder schools for the relatively recently opened Bolingbroke Academy Secondary school) or go down the private route, or decide upon a different area. “Many of the properties we sell or let are not in what most people determine the catchment area to be. And whether that area remains as it is today is uncertain – it shrinks and expands depending on sibling intake and any rule changes. These can be change to methods of measurement, qualifying sibling entry, or rules/scrutiny regarding renting and in addition to Belleville’s expansion, have all had an effect. The general trend has enlarged the

catchments although there has been some contraction since the freakish results of 2017.” He points out that prices have risen enormously over the past two decades, but not just because of great schools. The green spaces, good transport links to The City and West End, and the shops, boutiques and recreational facilities all help to make it a great place to live. He adds: “If there is a temporary premium to pay, in order be in the catchment area, then frankly, why pay it? There are plenty of good and, in many cases, better houses available Between the Commons which you may find at a more sensible price level – at least for the time being.”

BELLEVILLE 2014

BELLEVILLE 2018

HONEYWELL 2014

CATCHMENT DISTANCES 2018 Belleville

399 metres (tbc)

2018 Honeywell 312 metres (tbc) 2017 Belleville

985 metres (1269 metres)

2017 Honeywell 420 metres (968 metres) 2016 Belleville

396 metres (553 metres)

2016 Honeywell 242 metres (282 metres) 2015 Belleville

HONEYWELL 2018

474 metres (569 metres)

2015 Honeywell 189 metres (189 metres) 2014 Belleville

238 metres (346 metres)

2014 Honeywell 182 metres (190 metres) 2013 Belleville

274 metres (306 metres)

2013 Honeywell 233 metres (233 metres) Distances are first offers (April) with term start (September) distances in brackets www.john-thorogood.co.uk

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Bolingbroke Grove

Wakehurst Road

Between The Commons SW11 Between the Commons, SW11 £2,250,000 |FREEHOLD £1,450,000 | FREEHOLD

If you’re tired of staring across the street at a mirror image of your own Victorian terrace and not ready to trade London’s

This lights delightful, four bedroom, Victorian terraced house with bright kitchen/family room, is ideally located Common’s just off for greener pastures, then this substantial house withextended wonderful westerly views over Wandsworth Northcote and incould the catchment the highly-rated Belleville Primary School. Itover has four manyfloors original features a and wooden greenRoad expanses be just theof move for you. With generous proportions (including fullsolid basement flooring throughoutplus the potential ground floor, rear to garden thatfamily. is open the West. ClaphamRoad’s Junction Station of canattractions, be found conversion) for aplus fifth,a itsunny, is suited a large It’stoclose to Northcote multitude half a mile away with links to the The City and West End. EPC – D.

highly sought-after schools & approx. half a mile from Clapham Junction’s direct trains to The City/West End. EPC – C.

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Ramsden Road

Winsham Grove

Nightingale Triangle SW12 Between the Commons, SW11 £1,575,000 |FREEHOLD £1,995,000 | FREEHOLD

This completely refurbished Victorian terraced house has wow factor in spades. Nothing has been missed in its’ top-to-toe

Having been extended into the side return basement, smart six-bedroom house With is located in one ofkitchen the make-over. The result is loft, a superb familyand house with a this feeling of and lightstylish and space throughout. an extended mostleading sought-after Between the Commons. Thefour layout of the house ideal for family living (especially for those who to an streets attractive SW-facing rear garden, bedrooms and istwo bathrooms, it is close to transport connections via haveboth live-in help) and it is fiand nished to an stations. excellent standard throughout. Transport nearbyare vianearby Clapham Clapham South Balham Good schools in both the stateconnections and privatearesectors asSouth are the open Underground and Clapham Junction Overground stations, excellent schools in both the state and private sectors are a short walk spaces of Clapham and Wandsworth Commons. EPC – D. away and the open spaces of Clapham Common are at the end of the road. EPC – D.

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Wroughton Road

Nightingale Square

Between The Commons SW11 Nightingale Triangle, SW12 £2,275,000 |FREEHOLD £2,650,000 | FREEHOLD

Having been fully refurbished, this extra-wide, five bedroom Victorian semi-detached house (2661 Sq Ft / 247.2 Sq M) This imposingin6immaculate bedroom, 3 bathroom propertyhas has been been taken substantially extended of and create is presented condition.Victorian Full advantage of the footprint thesympathetically house and therenovated result is atolight, a wonderfulopen-plan family home in thisfloor. prestigious beautiful garden square. The house magnifiheating cent living space with Wroughton 3 reception spacious, ground There and is neutral décor, wooden flooring and has underfloor throughout. rooms,isaconveniently study and a fantastic kitchen with vaulted ceiling.from Beyond is a large andunderground very sunny south-facing garden and and in Road located for transport connections Clapham South and is closeprivate to good schools addition, residents of the square also have exclusive use of the delightful Nightingale Square communal gardens. Excellent train / the shopping, eating and drinking of fashionable Northcote Road. EPC – D. tube links to The City and West End are less than half a mile away. EPC – E.

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Winsham Grove Webbs Road

Between The Commons SW11 Between the Commons, £2,150,000 |FREEHOLD SW11 £995 | PER WEEK

Having been extended into the loft, side return and basement, this smart and stylish six-bedroom house is located in one This one ofsought-after the very fewstreets properties Between CommonsThe withlayout a substantial garden. Victorian coffee and tea for room, of theis most Between the the Commons. of the house is Formerly ideal for afamily living (especially this sympathetically restored two bathroom, periodstandard family house has been Transport tastefully extended into are the loft and via side those who have live-in help)four-bedroom, and it is finished to an excellent throughout. connections nearby return. It has greatUnderground living space and and aClapham rare and Junction beautifullyOverground open 55’ walled garden with several fruit-bearing trees. contemporary Clapham South stations, excellent schools in both the stateA and private home office/summer house/gym has been built in the rear of the garden which can be utilised as required. EPC – C. sectors are a short walk away and the open spaces of Clapham Common are at the end of the road. EPC – D.

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fabulous four-bedroom house in a private enclave of six houses at the front of the Wimbledon Park development. Although the house is only a year old, the owner has upgraded the bathrooms, hall floor, lighting and exterior to provide a luxurious home with three bathrooms. This super house has access to all the amenities and facilities of Wimbledon Hill Park, including communal gardens, concierge service, cinema and gymnasium. The ceiling heights and immense quality make this house very special and there is underfloor heating on every floor. On the ground floor there is a spacious entrance hall, generous study, a superb kitchen/ dining room with quality appliances throughout and with access to a terrace and the decked garden, a utility room and a cloakroom. On the first floor a magnificent drawing room with two sets of double doors leads out onto a balcony. The master bedroom suite is also on this floor with a generous bedroom (again with doors to a balcony), dressing area and a luxurious en suite bathroom. On the second floor there are three more bedrooms, one with both a dressing room and en suite bathroom, and a family bathroom. To the front are two off-street private parking spaces and to the rear a terrace and decked garden, with a separate bicycle store to the side of the house. Crawford Mews is near Wimbledon Village and Kings College School and the railway station at Raynes Park. The number 200 bus runs down Ridgway both to Wimbledon and Raynes Park stations.

A substantial Victorian family house which has been stylishly designed and refurbished so that it is in immaculate condition with a large wrap-around kitchen and a sumptuous master suite. The house has a tremendous sense of space and light thanks to its high doorways and ceilings and cleverly designed extensions. The house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a double reception room and an extended kitchen, as well as a storage cellar and rear garden. The smart double reception room has dark wood flooring, two attractive fireplaces, wooden shutters, built-in storage cupboards and opens into the extended kitchen/family room. The kitchen itself has a sleek central island and contemporary wall and base units. The rear low-maintenance garden is decked and has built-in seating. There is also a cloakroom/WC on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a spacious and luxurious master suite and three additional bedrooms and bathrooms. The master suite has a large en suite bathroom and well designed built-in storage. Montholme Road lies in the heart of the area known as ‘Between the Commons’ equidistant from Clapham and Wandsworth Commons. Transport connections can be found at Clapham Junction station and Clapham South Station – both provide direct access to the City and the West End. Many excellent schools are nearby including Honeywell Primary, Thomas’s Clapham, Broomwood Hall and Northcote Lodge. Montholme Road, SW11, Between the Commons, £1,625,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

Crawford Mews, Wimbledon Hill Park, Wimbledon, SW20, £3,150,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

SIXTIESSWISH This superbly modernised 1960s’ end-terrace town house, is situated in a beautifully maintained and quiet private close, within walking distance of Barnes mainline station. The house offers bright and spacious contemporary accommodation and of particular note is the sleek modernist fenestration, which maximise the extraordinarily verdant and open aspects enjoyed from every room in the house. The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a contemporary kitchen and a reception/dining room, together with three large double bedrooms, plus an en-suite bathroom and a luxury bathroom. There is a large private garden with side access and a garage. Lantern Close is an extremely quiet and green enclave, within walking distance of the popular Dover House parade of shops and the open space of Barnes Common. Lantern Close, Putney, SW15, £1,175,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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our new beautifully appointed houses by the well-known builder Lifestyle Projects, have been cleverly designed to echo the period style of the handsome houses in the rest of the road. However, inside the four homes house is every modern convenience from oak engineered flooring, underfloor heating to the latest kitchens equipped with a Ceasar stone worktop and Miele and Gaggenau appliances. Dunmore Road is well placed for local shops and Raynes Park station as well as great schools and recreational facilities. All the houses have four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms and are sold freehold. They have three floors with the lower ground floor decked out as a games room and a media room or gym.

Two of the properties have off-street parking. All have landscaped, private gardens with decking and herringbone brick paving. As well as a reception hall, drawing room, kitchen/dining room and family room/games room there is a utility room. On the ground and lower ground floors there is full height glass partition panelling. The front gardens are also landscaped with herringbone brick paving. All the principal bedrooms have built in wardrobes and the houses are fully double-glazed, with a Vaillant boiler and Duravit and Vitra bathroom fittings. The homes also come with an NHBC 10 year warranty.

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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Dunmore Road, West Wimbledon, London SW20, POA, Robert Holmes & Co 020 8947 9833

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Wimbledon Common

£4,750,000

A unique 1930’s home in secluded grounds of over 0.5 acre (0.24 hec) with huge potential for alteration, re-modelling and extension (STPP) situated close to the Common, the Village and schools. Planning permission has been granted for a separate dwelling of 3,616 sq ft (336 sq m) Reception/dining hall • drawing room • sitting room • conservatory/dining room • kitchen/breakfast room • study built in a chapel style • 6 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms (2 e/s) • beautiful garden • extensive parking • ER/F 66

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Wimbledon

£3,895,000

An impressive and beautifully presented contemporary five bedroom town house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac off Marryat Road near Wimbledon Village and the Common Spacious reception hall • drawing room • study • kitchen/dining/family room • master bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom and his and hers dressing rooms • 4 further bedrooms • 3 further bath/shower rooms • landscaped garden • off-street parking • ER/B

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Wimbledon

£6,250,000

Wimbledon

£3,650,000

On a plot of over 0.5 an acre with views over the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course 4 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • 5 bedrooms • 4 bath/showers • gym/games room • guest/staff annexe • cellar • pool & pool house • grounds • OSP • ER/C and E

In a quiet cul-de-sac with a much larger than average secluded garden 3 reception rooms • kitchen • breakfast room • 6 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • large loft area • 154’ southerly garden • 2 garages and OSP • on a plot of 0.367 acres • ER/E

Putney Heath

Wimbledon Common

£1,425,000

£2,575,000

With a generous south west garden on an exclusive gated development Reception room • study (bedroom 3) • kitchen/family room • utility room • 3 bedrooms (inc study) • 2 bath/showers • garage and OSP • ER/D

In a delightful semi-rural location opposite Wimbledon Common with lovely open views Sitting room • dining room • kitchen • cloakroom • 3/4 bedrooms • dressing room (bed 4) • 2 bath/showers • south facing garden • driveway parking • ER/E

Wimbledon

Wimbledon Village

£3,350,000

A stunning newly built house in a sought after road in the Village L-shaped hallway • drawing room • kitchen/breakfast room • family room • 5 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • study • balcony • garden • OSP • ER/B

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£2,150,000

A rarely available, recently refurbished house in the heart of the Village Hallway • reception room • kitchen/dining room • 4 bedrooms • 2 bath/shower rooms • walled garden • OSP • ER/D

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everley Lodge is a superb family home on the fringes of the private Coombe Estate with beautiful and well-screened landscaped gardens to the front and secluded courtyard gardens to the rear. The house is set back from the road and has a magnificent double height entrance hallway with a striking bay window that make the property unique and very stylish. Over three floors the house contains four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms. The principal bedrooms are on the first floor and on the second is a spacious suite with a bedroom, sitting room/study and bathroom, ideal for a teenager or nanny. It retains a wealth of original features and has been sympathetically enlarged to provide light and spacious accommodation. The double-aspect

drawing room, with an open fireplace, leads into a conservatory style dining area, with bi fold doors on to rear terrace. The country style kitchen leads into a breakfast area, with French doors on to rear garden. There is also off street parking for several cars and a large carport and shed with secure access and electric gates. Beverley Lane is part of the prestigious and private Coombe Estate in an area well known for its excellent selection of schools, both state and private. The All England Lawn Tennis Club and a David Lloyd Centre, Richmond Park and Wimbledon Village are close by. Beverley Lodge, Beverley Lane, Coombe Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2, £1,695,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 1100

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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Wimbledon

£1,295,000

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Coombe Hill

£4,950,000

A substantial and dignified detached residence in an enviable secluded position at the end of an exclusive cul-de-sac directly overlooking Coombe Wood golf course. 6 Bedrooms • 4 Receptions • 5 Bathrooms • Peaceful setting • 5,551 sq ft

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Coombe Hill

£7,000,000

This superbly appointed 9-bedroom residence is located in the heart of the private Coombe Hill Estate. The three-storey spacious property is approximately 9074 sq ft built in mind to accommodate plenty of natural light. 9 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms • 5 Reception Rooms • Indoor Pool

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West Wimbledon

£3,425,000

Burwood Park

£3,000,000

This classic Neo-Georgian styled family house sits within its own grounds with a generous carriage driveway 6 Bedrooms • 4 Receptions • 2 Bathrooms

This impressive family house was designed and built by the current owners to an exceptionally high specification 7 Bedrooms • 3 Receptions • 7 Bathrooms

Coombe Hill

Coombe Hill

£2,350,000

£895,000

An extensively refurbished family home located in a small exclusive development on Coombe Hill 6 Bedrooms • 4 Receptions • 4 Bathrooms • 3,978 sq ft

A bright and particularly appealing split level apartment set within a wonderful mansion house which is set within delightful gardens 3/4 Bedrooms • 2 Receptions • 2 Roof terraces

Coombe Hill

Coombeside

£2,750,000

Quietly tucked away towards the end of a peaceful road on the Coombe Hill Estate and with wonderful views over the golf course 5 Bedrooms • 3 Receptions • 3 Bathrooms

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£1,499,950

Quite stunning home beautifully refurbished to a contemporary style and available immediately. With a delightful southerly aspect garden 5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Large Kitchen/Family room

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Wimbledon Village

£13,000 pcm

Wimbledon Town

£5,500 pcm

A very well restored and beautifully presented 7 Bedroom, 5 Reception Room semidetached Victorian house with a versatile detached garden annexe overlooking Wimbledon Common and golf course. ER/C

Located minutes from Wimbledon Main Line Station and town. This duplex penthouse benefits far reaching views of the surrounding area. Offered unfurnished/part furnished, with two terraces & underground parking & 24hr concierge. ER/E

Wimbledon

Wimbledon

£1,900 pcm

£1,795 pcm

This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment located within a very quiet gated development walking distance to the Common and Village with the benefit of a private roof terrace, a balcony and a garage. ER/E

Beautifully presented apartment with parking in a quiet, purpose built 1930s block. Updated to a high standard, with exceptionally well maintained and peaceful communal grounds and within walking distance of Wimbledon Town, Village and the Common. Offered furnished. ER/D

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Town

£1,525 pcm

A very bright and spacious top floor one bedroom apartment situated in the heart of Wimbledon Village. With a good sized kitchen and a parking space this property is in an enviable location a short walk to the Common and Town Centre. ER/under review

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£1,475 pcm

Furnished or unfurnished this bright and spacious first floor split level flat 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre with off street parking. Eat in kitchen, recently decorated throughout, laminate flooring, light and airy plus built in storage in bedroom. Secure bike storage in basement. ER/D

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Elsley Road £695 per week Positioned on what is regarded as one of the best streets within the Shaftesbury Estate is this beautiful three bedroom house. The property is being redecorated throughout and retains lots of its original character. There is an open plan double reception room which has bespoke built in units and an attractive hardwood floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped with integrated appliances. It also benefits from direct access to a pretty garden. Three double bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen/ breakfast room • Bathroom • En suite shower room • Garden • Unfurnished • Available mid July

Buckmaster Road £1,100 per week An extremely attractive five bedroom Victorian family house situated on this popular residential road between the commons. The accommodation measures approximately 1863 sq ft and is arranged over three floors. The property boasts fantastic proportions in all of the principal rooms with high ceilings and excellent natural light. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/ breakfast room • Family bathroom with separate shower • Shower room • Downstairs WC • Garden • Unfurnished • Available immediately

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

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Leathwaite Road £1,625,000 An extremely attractive five bedroom Victorian family house situated on this popular residential road between the commons. The accommodation measures approximately 2085 sq ft and is arranged over four floors. The property boasts fantastic proportions in all of the principal rooms with high ceilings and excellent natural light. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen family room • Family bathroom • Family shower room • Downstairs cloakroom • Utility area • Garden

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DESIGNED TOLIVEIN This phenomenal six-bedroom Victorian house has been more or less entirely rebuilt and designed by award winning architect Carl Turner and interior design company Designed to Live in

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arl Turner has gained a reputation for creating striking contemporary homes with a difference. Not only is the styling completely bespoke, the interior lay out has been created to make the most of the internal space, which measures approximately 2,964 sq ft. There is a double reception room towards the front of the building on the ground floor which benefits from exceptional Victorian proportions, measuring approximately 37 ft in length. The room boasts twin feature fireplaces, large bay window and intricate ceiling mouldings. Wooden floors have been laid throughout and the rear part of the reception room leads into an immaculate kitchen dining room. The kitchen itself is bespoke and has been beautifully finished with white gloss wall and base units, high quality integrated appliances and corian worktops. A skylight has also been put in, making the room feel incredibly light. There is plenty of space for a dining table and sliding glass doors open out onto a wonderful south-west facing garden with a casual seating area and easygrass lawn. A useful study , cleverly positioned off the kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom

can also be found on this level. The first-floor accommodation comprises of four bedrooms (three large doubles and a single/dressing room), all of which have fitted cupboards. There is also a stunning contemporary bathroom, with separate bath and shower, and two cloakrooms. Arranged over the upper level is a spacious double bedroom with a superb fully fitted walk through dressing room and a luxurious en suite. A sitting area is also situated on the upper level, which could easily be converted into an additional bedroom or play room. Alderbrook Road is located between the junctions of Balham Hill and Nightingale Lane, in a popular area known locally as ‘The Nightingale Triangle’. The open spaces of Clapham Common are a short walk away and the amenities of Northcote Road and Bellevue Road are also within an easy walking distance. Transport can be found at Clapham South tube, which is approximately a five-minute walk away and there are fantastic schools nearby, subject to catchment and entrance each year.

‘The interior lay out has been created to make the most of the internal space’

Alderbrook Road £2,350,000, Rampton Baseley 020 3846 0999

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n one of Wandsworth’s premier roads and close to the common, this beautifully presented and wide four-bedroom family house has an outstanding 78ft long south-facing garden. The house is close to transport links and combines many features of a late Edwardian home with modern living. It sits on a wide 44ft plot and has been beautifully refurbished to offer accommodation that is stylish, well balanced and ideal for family life and entertaining. On the ground floor, a bright and generously proportioned reception hall leads to a double reception room with views over the garden. A study/sitting room and a guest cloakroom are also on this level. The kitchen/diner opens onto the sun deck and terrace, which extends the entertaining space in the summer months. The kitchen itself is contemporary and fitted with a range of units incorporating a large central island and walk-in pantry and utility room with direct front garden access The garden enjoys a high degree of privacy and is laid to lawn with well stocked borders of mature shrubs and trees. The first floor has three large double bedrooms, leading off the large, galleried landing and seating area. One of the bedrooms has an en suite shower room. The loft has been configured as a master suite with bedroom, sitting room area, dressing room and en suite bathroom, designed in such a way as to be able to accommodate two double bedrooms and a corridor should a fifth bedroom be required.

This stunning four-bedroom period home dates back to 1820, but was modernised in 2014 retaining many original features while updating the home to include 21st Century comforts like underfloor heating, home automation and a Sonos sound system. The gothic arched front door leads into a reception hall with feature limestone fireplace and an oak panelled staircase leading up to the first floor. An attractive reception room leads through to the kitchen/dining room with gothic arched windows giving views of the 91ft rear garden. There is also a separate utility room and a cloakroom on this floor. To the front of the first floor is a study overlooking Barnes Green, which could also be used as a bedroom. Double arched wooden doors open to the master bedroom, which overlooks the garden and has a vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork. There are two bathrooms on this floor. Two characterful double bedrooms with exposed beans and vaulted ceilings and a shower room complete the top floor. There is parking to the rear of the garden accessed via Ellison Road. Planning permission has been granted for a single storey rear extension and part single/part two-storey side extension to the south elevation. Gothic Cottage, Station Road, Barnes, London, SW13, £2.5m, Savills 020 8939 6900

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With a “country house in London” feel, we are delighted to offer for sale this charming five bedroom Victorian end of terrace house brimming with period character

An extraordinary andaindividual modern a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 thesought-after artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly features and offering sunny garden with country westerlyhouse aspect.inLocated in a quiet residential road in the heart for of the Telford Park Conservation Area, this Palladian in style and(built is a wide, singleisstorey withoflarge windows overBrixton looking&the gardens.Hill. It was extended in 1978 include a for garden room and end of terrace house circa 1890) withinbuilding easy reach Clapham, Balham, Streatham Offered exclusively withtoWinkworth the first time in a a generation and presented in good order throughout, living accommodation arranged over three property includes a the garage an off large studio complex including a workshop and dark with roomspacious . The property currently has very high ceilings andfloors, brick the parapets surrounding roofand which has street storage parking space good space.and has a lovely mature garden. EPC E. End of Terrace Victorian House | Five Bedrooms | Three & Separate | Three |Reception Rooms | West-facing Garden |garaging Garage | Conservation Area | Sole |Agent Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall Bathrooms | drawing room | studioWC complex dining room | wine cellar | integrated | small lake arboretum over six acres of land

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

STREATHAM | 020 8769 6699 streatham@winkworth.co.uk

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NEW PARK ROAD SW2 £1,165,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD This large, bright, unique and stylish Grade II listed property is ideally located for the amenities and transport links of nearby Brixton, Clapham and Streatham with the added bonus of Balham and Tooting Bec Common close proximity. property location. consists ofBuilt 2,100originally sq ft of living spacefor setthe over threeJohn floors. On the Pound ground House floor there is a large An extraordinary and individual modernincountry house inThis a stunning in 1962 artist Merton, is broadly double reception, modern diner with integrated a study/work area. The first floor comprises a family bathroom three double bedrooms; Palladian in styleaand is a kitchen wide, single storey buildingappliances with largeand windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978and to include a garden roomone andwith a en suite facilities and one with access to a decked roof terrace. lower ground currently floor comprises a large open plan kitchen reception, a bathroom, a shower roomwhich and ahas double large studio complex including a workshop and dark roomThe . The property has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof bedroom. This floor can be accessed via a separate, private entrance and could be used as a self contained, one bedroom flat. Alternatively this floor could be divided into two good storage space.

to provide an additional bedroom and bathroom for the house (four bedrooms, three bathrooms) leaving a self-contained studio flat. The property also benefits from a large Four bedrooms | fourfacing bathrooms garden double room | hall | drawing room | studio | dining room | wine | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land decked, south-east sunny |garden, glazing, period features andcomplex wood floor throughout withcellar on street residents’ parking. 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 Kitchen diner | Study area | Decked garden and side entrance | EPC rating C | Residents’ parking | Freehold | Sold with no onward chain | Sole agent

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HILLCROFT HUNTING LODGE Available exclusively through Winkworth, we are delighted to present for sale this most unusual early Victorian detached house,

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elieved to be a former hunting lodge from when this part of South London was a large farming and sporting estate. Almost hidden behind a high stone wall clad in a stunning mature Chinese wisteria on Hillside Road, “Hillcroft” is a long and low stonefaced two storey house with a slate roof built into the side of a hill. The property is located on a quiet residential road off the South Circular and is within easy reach of the City and West End via Tulse Hill (Thameslink) Streatham Hill, West Norwood stations and Brixton (Victoria Line tube.) There is quick access to Clapham and

Dulwich schools as well as the lovely Brockwell Park and Herne Hill’s many great pubs and restaurants. Set in a large plot, this fascinating five bedroom house has masses of ground floor entertaining space, superb features and mature gardens. It is unlike anything else you will see in the area and requires a committed buyer who is interested in creating and maintaining a special home full of period charm.

‘A unique stonefaced detached character property’

Hillside Road, SW2, Guide price £1,250,000 Freehold, Winkworth Streatham 020 8769 6699

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ARCHWAY STUDIOS, DARTFORD STREET, WALWORTH SE17 £1,200,000 LEASEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Archway Studios is a truly stunning two-bedroom property, situated just over half a mile away from Kennington Station. This unique property, winner of the ‘House

An extraordinary and modern country house in aoccupies stunningpart location. Built originally in 1962open for the Pound House is atrium broadlywith of the Year’ in 2013 at individual the New London Architecture Awards, of a rail viaduct with vaulted planartist floorJohn spaceMerton, linked to a three-storey Palladian in style rooms. and is The a wide, single storey with between large windows over looking the gardens. It of was extended in 1978 to include a garden adjoining private design works withbuilding the contrast the compressed cavernous qualities the arch – and the slender, ecclesial spacesroom of theand a atriumstudio and outer rooms. The building encapsulates light and .lofty scoop of daylight, thebrick building is flooded with natural A weathered large complex including a workshop and dark room The interiors, propertywhich currently hasplenty very high ceilingssoand parapets surrounding the light. roof which has steel outer shellspace. provides acoustic control, privacy and introspection, while maintaining connections with the surroundings. In front of the arch, the building has three good storage storeys, which accommodate two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a study, while beneath is a large living space with a five-metre-high vaulted ceiling.

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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

HERNE HILL | 020 7501 8950 KENNINGTON 7587 0600 | 020 kennington@winkworth.co.uk hernehill@winkworth.co.uk

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KENNINGTON ROAD, KENNINGTON SE11 ÂŁ1,595,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

A charming and substantial four/ five-bedroom, Grade II listed Georgian family home, situated in a prime location close to transport links at Lambeth North and

An extraordinary and individual country house in awith stunning location. Builtideal originally in 1962 for theEnter artist Merton, Pound House is broadly Waterloo. This characterful housemodern is arranged over five floors a generous garden; for a keen gardener. onJohn the raised ground floor, to find a dining Palladian style and is a kitchen; wide, single storeywith building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was storage. extended in 1978 to include a placed gardenshower room and a room and in a modern fitted complete black quartz worksurfaces, integrated appliances and ample There is a conveniently room on thestudio landing leadingincluding to the firsta floor. To theand firstdark floor,room find a reception room which continues to a study/ fifth There issurrounding also a second on has the large complex workshop . The property currently has very high ceilings andbedroom. brick parapets thebathroom roof which landing leadingspace. to the second floor. The master bedroom is on the second floor with a newly fitted bathroom. The third floor offers two further bedrooms, one of good storage which is being used as an office. The lower ground floor has been converted to provide a utility room, reception room and a double en-suite bedroom; great for an au

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Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period House | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 4 Bathrooms | Terraced | Garden | Good decoration | EPC Rating D

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A week in the life of an estate agent... Felicity Blair Managing Director Roy Brooks MONDAY / At least 30 emails over the weekend from random companies, keen to ‘remain friends’ with me (that’s a cute way of putting it) after May 25th when GDPR takes effect. Concentrates the mind on finalising our GDPR Policy. TUESDAY / Elaine has booked a really late appointment on Thursday for one of our top-end properties. I am feeling generous so I offer to do it. The boss ought to do a real late appointment once in a while – it’s also an opportunity to ‘show ‘em how it’s done’ and come back victorious having closed the deal. WEDNESDAY / Advice on how agents should operate post GDPR varies, I need to reconcile the differences. We don’t have long. THURSDAY / I arrive for the viewing at 6.45pm. The owner has opened up the bi-fold doors at the back of the house. The sun is streaming in. The place is dripping in gorgeous flowers and he tells me he went to Columbia Road especially. He has spent £80 on peonies. Ouch. He leaves intending to return in an hour. Minutes later our viewers arrive at the garden gate looking around for an estate agent. I fling open the front door, keen for them to get a sense of the wide generous hallway, and stride down the pathway to greet them and welcome them to the property. The door slams behind me and I have no key! FRIDAY / My viewers were phenomenally gracious considering they travelled from Notting Hill to Camberwell after work. The owner was only four minutes down the road when I called, but his phone was out of charge. I worked out how to scale a 12ft side gate, but not how to land on the other side. We agreed to rearrange the appointment for next week. I hope the peonies will last till then. Think I’ll just concentrate on GDPR and leave viewings to my expert staff. www.roybrooks.co.uk

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verlooking Brunswick Park in Camberwell and just 10 minutes from Denmark Hill Station, this chain-free elegant, three-bedroom apartment ticks all the boxes. It has a bespoke kitchen, a reception room and separate study, a large south-facing private garden and spectacular appeal. The property has high ceilings and many period features and views. St Giles Church spire can be seen from the rear and from the front the views take in Brunswick Park and its beautifully kept parkland with the ornate period townhouses lining it. The flat is over two floors – to give the feel of a house – and has been extensively refurbished, and still has the large sash windows of the Victorian period. Originally this apartment formed part of Brunswick Square and the park was then reserved for the private use of the homes in this area. Both the bathroom and cloakroom are on mezzanine levels, a common addition in larger Victorian homes. Traditional fittings have been used in both; floors are mosaic, the bathroom has a deep tub with large rainfall shower rose and external valve while the loo has duck-egg tongue and groove panelling. Outside steps lead down to the garden, fringed by a mature wisteria and facing directly south. Established plants include many roses, bay, fig, gooseberry, mock orange, euphorbia, clematis, sedum, fennel, irises, tulips and quince. There’s easy street parking and garages are also available. Both tennis courts in Brunswick Park were recently refurbished and there’s a new children’s play area. The nearby leisure centre has a restored Victorian swimming pool and Pure Gym is within walking distance. Brunswick Park, SE5, £750,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021, www.roybrooks.co.uk

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ith a 108 foot long sunny, westerly garden, this elegant and beautifully presented four to five bedroom house is the ideal family home. There is the perfect balance of family, entertaining space and bedroom accommodation over four floors. The house also has off street parking with room for several cars. The property is entered on the raised ground floor, where there is a lovely double reception room with two feature fireplaces and a handy cloakroom/bootroom. The lower ground features open-plan living space, with a dining room to the front of the house, complete with woodburning stove and separate access to the front, and a large, stylish kitchen/breakfast room to the rear. The glass ceiling floods the room with light and double doors open on to the fantastic landscaped garden which benefits from sunshine for the majority of the day. The first floor is mostly given over to a wonderful

master suite, including a sizeable dressing room and en suite shower room. There is also a study on this floor. The top floor features three more bedrooms and another family bathroom. There are also the added advantages of side access from the front of the house to the rear. Devonshire Road is a popular residential street in Forest Hill and close to Forest Hill station, which offers great transport links including London Overground services to Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction and Southern services to London Bridge and London Victoria. The local boutiques, cafés and shops of Forest Hill are very close, as is the wonderful Horniman Museum and grounds and the delights of Dulwich Village and its exceptional schools and parks. Devonshire Road, Forest Hill, SE23, £1,350,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

SCOPEFORNEWOWNER This four-bedroom, semi-detached house with a long south-west facing rear garden offers a rare opportunity for a buyer looking to put their stamp on a home. The house is in need of complete refurbishment and while currently it has living space of 1,528, it could be extended into the loft bringing up the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. The normal planning permission would be needed plus a Dulwich Estate Licence. All the rooms are well-proportioned with high ceilings and the front door has the original stained glass. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms, including one with a large bay window to the front and one with French doors opening on to the rear south west facing garden. The kitchen gives access to the side passageway and a store. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate WC. The house is ideally situated for the amenities of Herne Hill and Dulwich and for JAGS, Alleyn’s and other local schools. Various other state schools are also nearby. The nearest stations are Herne Hill (with services to London Victoria, Blackfriars and St Pancras) and North Dulwich (London Bridge and two stops to Peckham Rye for London Overground services). The house is chain fee and the agents say that the house is very realistically priced to sell and recommend early viewing. Ruskin Walk, SE24, £1,100,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321

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MELFORD ROAD, SE22

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Utterly adorable five double bed, semi-detached home with extensive living space, off-street parking, three bathrooms, a utility and a wonderful rear garden. Walk to trains/Overground links, superb schools and Dulwich Park.

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FRIERN ROAD, SE22.

£1,175,000

You’ll find stately proportions, superb natural light and a never-ending garden in this halls-adjoining Victorian home. It’s close to celebrated schools, Dulwich Village, North Dulwich station and plentiful bus routes. Chain free.

CHELTENHAM ROAD SE15,

£880,000

This refined three-bedroom (plus study) home has a south-west-facing garden that overlooks a golf course. Local amenities are superb and include train/Overground links, schools, fabulous bars and acres of parkland.

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BACKTOBASICS When they bought this house, our clients took on a project. Being designers themselves, choices made during the renovation were made to enhance aesthetic as opposed to being built around budget; in fact the refurbishment costs matched the value of the house

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his house was stripped right back to basics and has been carefully adjusted to improve its layout. The house has five/six bedrooms, two bathrooms, two en suites, two receptions, a sun room, a loft room, a terrace and a cellar. To optimise living space, groundfloor reception rooms were opened up, a sun room was added behind the kitchen/breakfast room and a top-floor room has been created in the attic. The further up the stairs you climb, the better the rear views get. When you reach the top floor of the house, two bedrooms have been knocked through to give a sweeping room that would make a wonderful child’s bedroom/playroom or excellent teenage den. The loft conversion cleverly included the addition of a rear roof terrace which takes full advantage of the woodland views behind the house. The front garden is planted to give year-round interest (magnolia, cherry, euphorbia among others), has a tessellated path, original tiles line the front porch and the original door remains. More Victorian tiles line the inner hall, floorboards are stripped back in the double reception, intricate cornicing was restored, high skirting rejuvenated and twin solid marble mantelpieces (nineteenth century Florentine) were fitted into chimney breasts. The rear kitchen/ diner has a solid oak floor, maple units

and two types of marble as worktops - lighter marble tops the wall units and a darker shade sits atop the island. A double stainless steel sink is cut into the worktop and the freestanding Mercury stainless steel range has a double oven and grill. The conservatory/sun room has oak-framed glazing, concertina doors and solid oak flooring. There’s also a useful downstairs cloakroom. The 70foot rear garden is designed around a circular path and has three seating areas. It’s beautifully planted (magnolia, Torquay palms, plum, Indian bean, forest pansy) and has been opened three times for Yellow Book Open Gardens, a charity event. Grove Park is an entirely desirable address whose homes have a fantastic range of architectural styles. Both Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill stations area short walk, in Zone 2 and have Overground services. Peckham is superseding Shoreditch as a super-hip destination; the bars, restaurants and cafés are very, very good. South London Art Gallery is local and h and nearby Bellenden Road has some remarkable eateries. The Villa nursery and pre-prep is an excellent independent on Lyndhurst Grove, while Dulwich College and JAGS are a short drive away.

‘The further up the stairs you climb, the better the rear views get’

Grove Park, SE5. Guide price £2,295,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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Effra Parade SW2 £599,950 Share of Freehold

Elmcourt Road SE27 £330,000 Share of Freehold

Petermans are proud to present this stylish two bedroom Share of Freehold property. Located in an excellent location close to both Brixton and Herne Hill and the many amenities both areas cover.

A bright, modern and deceivingly spacious top floor apartment complete with natural wood flooring, countertops and fitted storage. The flat is ideally located within minutes of Tulse Hill station and both West Norwood and West Dulwich.

Fawnbrake Ave SE24 £1,550,000 Freehold

Lincoln Mews SE21 £699,950 Freehold

This stunning 2256 SQ FT house comes to the market having been fully refurbished to the highest standard. The house is located within a short distance of Brockwell Park and Herne Hill Station. CHAIN FREE.

This bungalow is ideally located, close to West Dulwich station, Bel Air park and Dulwich Village. The property benefits a south facing garden, separate garage and is chain free.

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Lings Coppice SE21 £799,950 Freehold

Natal Road SW16 £850,000 Freehold

Well-designed four bedroom terrace house is found within a sought after residential development. The property is ideally located, within a short walk of West Dulwich and Bel Air park.

This five bedroomed detached house offers off-street parking, garage, including two bedroom two-storey annexe with kitchen/diner, secluded garden and lots of scope for development (STPP) and offers excellent transport links. This is a really quirky property and well worth viewing.

Poplar Walk SE24 £1,245,000 Freehold

Rouse Gardens SE21 £975,000 Freehold

A delightful end of terrace Edwardian family home with high-ceilinged, generous reception rooms and four double bedrooms. Located on a desirable, wide, treelined road, the house is surrounded by good transport links. These include Brixton tube, Overground rail and buses direct to the City all within a 15-minute walk from the house. CHAIN FREE.

This spacious, modern built terraced house is found in excellent condition throughout and is ideally positioned within a short walk of West Dulwich, Gipsy Hill and excellent local schools.

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RIVERVIEWS Within the prestigious Waterside Point building this immaculate five-bedroom apartment has dazzling views, six bathrooms and two entrances

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he apartment is located in a prime position next to Albert Bridge in Battersea and is also very close to Battersea Park and Chelsea, giving direct river views. Surprisingly spacious, all the rooms are larger than average allowing for a light and bright living environment. In addition to the five bedrooms, there is also a magnificent reception room from which one of the terraces is accessed. All the interiors have been finished to an exacting standard. Off the main reception room is a separate large kitchen, which has plenty of room for a dining area as well. Four of the six bathrooms are en suites and two of the two of the bedrooms, including the master, also have their own balconies.

The property has two entrances, one towards the front, entering by the main reception room, and one further back, which opens nearer the bedrooms. This means that when entertaining, guests aren’t brought in near the more personal areas of the apartment and the two spaces can be kept separate. The apartment also has two private parking spaces within the development’s off-street parking area. Waterside Point is a luxury development and offers residents a 24hr concierge service, providing complete safety and security, particularly for those who may travel or work away regularly. Waterside Point, Anhalt Road, Battersea, SW11, £4,750 per week, Savills 020 3430 6890

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stunning two bedroom cottage that is located on a quiet, no-through residential road in the heart of Putney. With a double reception room, a modern kitchen, two double bedrooms, a luxury bathroom and a smart, low-maintenance patio garden, this cottage is offered unfurnished. In addition to the bath there is a separate shower cubicle – ideal for a busy couple to get to work in the morning.

Lifford Street is highly desirable and moments from the High Street and all the amenities including transport and numerous local schools. Lifford Street, Putney, SW15, £2,500 pcm unfurnished, Warren 020 8780 1100

CHARMING This delicious, three double bedroom Victorian terraced house in the heart of Bellevue Village has a fabulous garden and a summer house. It is close to some excellent schools, including Finton House, and just across from Wandsworth Common. In addition to the three bedrooms there are two bathrooms, an extended kitchen/breakfast room and a double through reception room. There is a studio in the garden equipped with electricity, ideal for a home office or a den for teenagers. The house is also close to good transport links including Wandsworth Common train station and Balham underground station for the Northern Line. It is also close to the 319 bus route which goes to the underground in one direction and Sloane Square via Northcote Road and Clapham Junction in the other. Wiseton Road, SW17, £750 per week, Carter Jonas 020 3733 9755

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ust off Albert Bridge with amazing views from the floor to ceiling windows, this three bedroom flat is on the seventh floor. The exceptional lateral apartment has been finished by an interior designer and has three bathrooms. It has a generous entrance hallway with wooden floors, which continue throughout the apartment. The vast reception room has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Thames, Albert Bridge and the City Skyline in the distance – with four, large sliding doors giving the space an open and airy feel. The apartment is incredibly bright with light pouring into every room. The modern kitchen has the very best appliances, as well as a large preparation island overlooking the reception/dining room. All three bedrooms are a generous

size with an abundance of storage, two bedrooms benefit from a large en suite bathroom. There is also a utility room, 24-hour concierge and a parking space. Riverside One is a vibrant Battersea riverside location set just across the river from Chelsea, on the stretch of river between Albert and Battersea Bridges. It was designed by renowned, award-winning architects Foster and Partners. Clapham Junction rail station and Sloane Square Underground station (Circle and District lines, zone 1) are within walking distance and buses run from Battersea Bridge to these locations. Riverside One, 22 Hester Road, Battersea, SW11, £3,000 per week furnished, Knight Frank 020 3597 7680

KEEPANEYEONSURREY This is an impressive six bedroom, detached, family home in a quiet cul de sac in an elevated position with far reaching views towards Surrey. The property offers en suites to all bedrooms, generous entertaining areas and wood flooring throughout. It includes a double garage. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, study, orangery, utility room and a kitchen/breakfast/family room. There is also a guest cloakroom and shower. The master bedroom suite has a lounge area and an en suite bathroom with an additional separate cloakroom with his and hers walk-in dressing rooms. There are five more suites and a staff bedroom with a shower and a separate self-contained staff log cabin. The rooms are double glazed with underfloor heating and a speaker system. All the living areas and bedrooms have oak flooring. The house has a zoned security system and remote controlled security gates with entry phone to all levels. Southwood Avenue, Kingston upon Thames, unfurnished long term let for £12,000 pcm, Coombe Residential 020 8947 9393

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LANDMARK HOUSE This beautiful, six-bedroom Grade II listed family home is one of the delights of Ripley village

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ith origins dating back to the 1500s this family home is one of the most historic and prominent properties in the heart of the village. According to Knight Frank’s Charles Davenport: “It is rare for a house of this calibre and pedigree to come to the market. Especially one located right in the heart of a vibrant village recently heralded by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK.” In 1802, the property was known as “The George Inn”. It was sold and divided up to become “Cedar House”. During its time, the house has always been a central part of village life, serving variously as a butchers shop, tea room, restaurant and art gallery. Today the building is an exceptional family home, offering unique flexibility and functionality. It has been a true labour of love for the owner, who has gone to great lengths to split the building into two spacious and stylish residences. The main house, Cedar House, faces the High Street, and has four bedrooms.

Then tucked behind it, alongside Rose Lane, the charming Cedar Cottage – which is so much more than an annex and has two bedrooms. Both homes are entirely selfcontained and joined internally by one door. The homes share an exquisite walled garden at the back. This unique configuration would best suit a family, plus grandparents, or nanny/staff, or could even be used as a separate rental income generator. Cedar House also includes a potential shop/office space. The village has an excellent range of shops with coffee bars, restaurants and pubs. The nearby village green is said to be the largest in England and hosts a hugely popular farmers market each month. Ripley is 25 miles from Central London, four miles from Woking, with a fast train service to London Waterloo, and six miles from Guildford.

“It is rare for a house of this calibre and pedigree to come to the market”

Cedar House, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23, £1,700,000, Knight Frank 01932 964156

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arr House is a very pretty Grade II Listed detached ironstone and thatched house, in grounds of approximately three quarters of an acre with a range of stone outbuildings. This former farmhouse dates from 1711 but parts are believed to be much older. It retains superb original and period features and is a wonderful family home with much charm. The house is set well back from the road with a large front garden with many mature specimen plants. A gravelled driveway leads to the rear with ample off-street parking. On the ground floor is a welcoming hallway full of period features which leads to an inner hall with a superb original staircase. There are four reception rooms with period features and two with fireplaces. The sitting room and study have mullioned windows overlooking the front garden whilst the larger reception/family room is to the rear. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master has an en suite shower and dressing room. On the second floor are a further three loft rooms/bedrooms.

To the rear of the house is a superb range of stone barns and outbuildings, including a dovecote which, subject to planning, would easily convert if an annexe or home office were needed. The gardens extend to almost three quarters of an acre with lawn, summerhouse, rose garden and mature trees. Harpole is situated approximately five miles west of Northampton. The M1 Junction 16 is less than two miles away so the property would be ideal for commuters. The mainline train station in Northampton has direct trains to both Birmingham and London Euston – both approximately 50 minutes away. Harpole has a village store, two public houses, a hotel with restaurant as well as All Saints parish church, Methodist and Baptist chapels. Harpole also has two pre-school facilities and a primary school which feeds into Campion Secondary School which is close by in Bugbrooke. There are also several clubs and community organisations in the village. Carr House, Northamptonshire, Guide Price £900,000, Fine and Country Northampton 01604 309030

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Crantock House

Guide Price £650,000

Situated in the heart of this most desirable East Northamptonshire village, this substantial extended four bedroomed detached home enjoys a significant plot. The deep frontage is accessed via twin five bar gates with a sweeping gravelled driveway flanked by lawn and the fabulous rear garden is a great size with far reaching views. EPC: PENDING High Street, Islip Kettering 01536 417888

Urban Seclusion

Guide Price £495,000

This quite exceptional three bedroomed detached residence occupies a substantial plot with wonderful wrap around gardens. A level walk leads to the town centre and Restaurant Quarter, the mainline railway is a short walk away connecting with London St Pancras International in under an hour. EPC: D Kettering Kettering 01536 417888

The Long House

Guide Price £600,000

This substantial four bedroomed cottage is nestled in the heart of this sought-after village enjoying period styling but with a contemporary twist. Great Addington enjoys a village pub, picturesque Church, Primary School and some fine rural walks. Kettering and Wellingborough along with their respective railway lines are within easy reach. EPC: E Great Addington Kettering 01536 417888

Little Orchard

OIEO £400,000

This charming three bedroomed cottage is nestled discreetly on the periphery of this sought after village of Cransley. The high specification interior is beautifully appointed offering free flowing living space. Outside there is a lawned foregarden, generous private rear garden with useful outbuilding and the rarity of a double garage. EPC: PENDING Cransley Kettering 01536 417888

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

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he big problem is that the Cotswold hotspots are amongst the most desirable areas of England and priced accordingly. A two bedroom cottage in an idyllic village can easily cost an arm and a leg. So it is great news that in Pershore property is more affordable and Connells is selling six luxurious apartments in a handsome double-fronted Georgian house for prices starting at only £245,000. The flats are ideal lock-up-and-leave homes, perfect for weekend get-aways and even better as a base for a week or a two-week holiday in this enchanting area of England. Pershore is on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds and on a direct train route from Paddington. The apartments are just a five-minute taxi drive from the station. The market town’s desirability is endorsed by celebrities, who have chosen to buy here, including Toyah Willcox and Stella McCartney. The unspoiled town, famed for its Georgian architecture and the magnificent Abbey, is on the River Avon offering great fishing for roach, chub and barbel. It is also ideal walking, cycling and horse riding country. Pershore has many independent shops and welcoming pubs and restaurants. It has an arts centre with a theatre, cinema and gallery, as well as a sports complex with swimming pool, solarium and fitness room. The apartments have been crafted from the fine Georgian house standing on the main street by developers Blue Horizon. A grand entrance door leads into a communal entrance hall with black and white

tiling, panelled walls and Georgian period skirting boards and picture rails. Each two-bedroom apartment has generous sized rooms with great views out of the original windows. At the rear of the building there is a landscaped communal terrace with a gazebo. The property also has an electric car charging point of its own. Jemma Phillips, new homes area manager at Connells, says: “The development is very respectful of the historic building and the apartments are perfect for second homes, weekends away and holidays. They are also very lettable for the weeks when the owners don’t want to use their properties. “Although it is a beautiful town, Pershore has not been overtaken by tourists and excellent restaurants such as Belle House are not booked up weeks in advance as often happens in better known Cotswold towns. There is a carnival, a jazz festival and a plum festival every year featuring the famous Pershore Plum. Georgian Town House, Bridge Street, Pershore, from £245,000 to £270,000, Connells 01905 724555

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THE Georgian townhouses GEORGIAN TOWN HOUSE, BRIDGE STREET, PERSHORE FROM £245,000 TO £270,000

WHO DOESN’T DREAM OF A SECOND HOME TUCKED AWAY IN A BEAUTIFUL COTSWOLD TOWN SURROUNDED BY ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE WITH GREAT BARS AND RESTAURANTS FOR EVENING ENTERTAINMENT? The big problem is that the Cotswold hotspots are amongst the most desirable areas of England and priced accordingly. A two-bedroom cottage in an idyllic village can easily cost an arm and a leg. So it is great news that in Pershore, property is more affordable and Connells is selling six luxurious apartments in a handsome double-fronted Georgian house for prices starting at only £245,000. The flats are ideal lock-up-and-leave homes, perfect for weekend get-aways and even better as a base for a week or a two-week holiday in this enchanting area of England. Pershore is on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds and on a direct train route from Paddington. The apartments are just a five-minute taxi drive from the station. The market town’s desirability is endorsed by celebrities, who have chosen to buy here, including Toyah Willcox and Stella McCartney.

The unspoiled town, famed for Georgian architecture and the magnificent Abbey is on the River Avon offering great fishing for Roach, Chub and Barbels. It is also ideal walking, cycling and horse riding country. Pershore has many independent shops and welcoming pubs and restaurants. It has an arts centre with a theatre, cinema and gallery, as well as a sports centre with swimming pool, solarium and fitness room. The apartments have been crafted from the fine Georgian house standing on the main street by developers Blue Horizon. A grand entrance door leads into a communal entrance hall with black and white tiling, panelled walls and period Georgian style skirting boards and picture rails. Each twobedroom apartment has generous sized rooms with great views out of the original windows.

CONNELLS WARNDON VILLAGES, WORCESTER 3 Lyppard Grange Ankerage Green, The Lyppards, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4 0DZ warndonvillages@connells.co.uk CONNELLS.CO.UK

At the rear of the building there is a landscaped communal terrace, with gazibo. The property also has an electric car charging point of its own. JEMMA PHILLIPS, NEW HOMES AREA MANAGER FROM CONNELLS, SAYS: “The development is very respectful of the historic building and the apartments are perfect for second homes, weekends away and holidays. They are also very lettable for the week’s when the owners don’t want to use their properties. “Although it is a beautiful town Pershore has not been overtaken by tourists and the excellent restaurants such as the Belle House is not booked up weeks in advance as other happens in better known Cotswold towns. There is a carnival, a jazz festival and a plum festival every year featuring the famous Pershore Plum.

CALL TODAY TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

01905 724 555

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knight Frank

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

Knight Frank

www.knightfrank.co.uk/riverside

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

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Barnes

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

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

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

www.foxtons.co.uk

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

Brixton

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

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

THRESHER OWEN

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

www.kfh.co.uk

Knight Frank

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com 1-3 Old Town SW4  020 7627 5566  clapham@sheratonlaw.com www.sheratonlaw.com

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

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

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

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Herne Hill 63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk 236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950  hernehill@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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

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

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

Sales & Lettings – 345a Kennington Road SE11  020 7385 2296  sales.kennington@lauristons.com  lettings.kennington@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wandsworth – Between the Commons

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

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

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

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

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

Knight Frank

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

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

Knight Frank

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

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

ABELS WORLDWIDE REMOVALS UK RESIDENTIAL, EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL MOVING

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LAST WORD Jasper Colliver, Head of Savills Wandsworth Describe your property career to date. It’s definitely been eclectic! I’ve worked across south west London for the last 11 years, starting my career in Streatham before covering, among others, Wimbledon, Kingston and now Wandsworth. It’s given me a really great knowledge of the whole area and the market here. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? It definitely has to be the people, both the teams I work with and the clients that I meet. Every seller that I meet has a different and interesting story, and I really enjoy being a part of that. Describe the biggest challenges. For me, I’ve always found the biggest challenge to be changing the perception of estate agents. I love my job and I really enjoy helping buyers to find their dream homes, so I have always tried to be the best advisor that I can be. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? There will be ups and downs and there will be challenging markets, but it can be a highly rewarding career. It’s definitely a lot of fun and being out and about all day is very different from other office jobs.

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What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? Try not to second guess the market – if it feels right to buy a house, then buy it. There are so many headlines around about the market, but ultimately buying a house is a long term decision and the market will change. What sets south London apart? South London is full of green spaces and has a real family and community feel – it feels like a village rather than part of a big city, but with all the amenities of being in the capital. Prices are also generally slightly less, so there is good value to be found here. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? Things are only going to become more positive for south London. The area is still slightly untapped but it’s becoming trendier and we have seen a growth in popularity. This has particularly come from buyers from north of the river who are starting to migrate southwards in larger numbers.

have double the amount of buyers registering with us than we did this time last year. Recent lows – uncertainty around Brexit has meant more challenges for the market. Sales have been more complicated and there has been some hesitation to overcome. What is your top location south of the river? Westover Road in Wandsworth – it’s leafy and quiet and there are some beautiful houses. It’s also very close to Wandsworth Common, which is one of my favourite parks in south London. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? I’m obsessed with food, so I would have to be a chef.

Recent highs, recent lows? Recent highs – the market has been moving well. There have been a number of sealed bid scenarios, lots of properties selling for the guide, or over, and we

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Whyteside, Ashtead KT21 6

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• Open plan living space • South west facing garden • Architrave detailing Beautifully presented new build home perfectly located close to the River Thames. Guide price £1,995,000

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