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LONDON PROPERTY

HOUSE & HOME

100 ISSUES!

JUNE 2019

WOW BUYERS

CELEBRITY HOME

Showcase your garden

A 60s’ star

Blooming June

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Homes to buy in Wimbledon. High Street Mews, Wimbledon Village SW19 Fantastically well located home in the heart of Wimbledon Village. • • •

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Set over three floors Located on a quiet road off the main street In great condition with a pretty rear garden

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Tom Cope looks forward to helping you. tom.cope@knightfrank.com 020 8022 1358

Guide price £1,295,000

Ladderstile Ride, Kingston upon Thames KT2 A truly handsome, new detached house whose garden backs onto Richmond Park. • • •

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Finished to exacting standards Impressive master bedroom suite Beautiful landscaped garden

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Dominic Pasqua looks forward to helping you. wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8022 1358

Guide price £5,000,000

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Homes to rent in Wimbledon. Home Park Road, Wimbledon SW19 Fabulous detached family home located a short distance to both Wimbledon Village and the common. • • •

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Outstanding views of Wimbledon Park lake Ample off street parking Beautiful landscaped garden to the rear

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Oliver Cooper looks forward to helping you. oliver.cooper@knightfrank.com 020 3823 9262

Guide price £10,000 per calendar month

Longwood Drive, Putney SW15 A beautifully designed detached family home located within Putney Heath. • • •

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Guide price £13,500 per calendar month

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

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Elms Road, SW4 £1,600 per calendar month

A lovely ground floor one bedroom garden flat located just off Abbeville Road. The flat comprises of a large open plan living room and kitchen with doors leading to a decked garden, one double bedroom and one ensuite bathroom. EPC – D. Clapham Office 020 7720 5588

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 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.

Montholme Road, SW11 £1,605 per calendar month

A spacious ground floor one bedroom flat close to Northcote Road. The flat has a large open plan living room kitchen with bi fold doors leading to a patio garden, one double bedroom, an ensuite shower room and separate cloakroom. EPC – C. Battersea Office 020 7978 4404

Letting and managing properties locally since 1993 Offices in Balham, Battersea, Clapham and Earlsfield

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Inside

JUNE 2019

38 NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. Jenny Knight considers the government’s plan to help tenants 11 The Word. Tom Floyd of Winkworth Kennington says now’s the time to put your property on the market 22 Heads-up. A new Marsh & Parsons branch opens, fundraising for the Chelsea pensioners and an historic milestone comes home 23 Word on the Street. Tenant fee ban: What does it mean for renters? 24 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 46 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 52 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer considers the effects of interest rates on the mortgage market 54 The Profile. Natasha Edney at Knight Frank Wandsworth 77 Secret Agent. Hollie Stanley of John D Wood & Co, Southfields revealed

89 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks

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SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

28 The Trend. Insect inside 29 So SOUTH. Bright and shade 30 JOINED+JOINTED. How to design a modern classic 34 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens 35 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best

ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. A 60s’ star with two famous previous owners 26 Home Compare. Garden apartments 37 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress 47 NEW HOMES. David Rich-Jones, CEO Richstone Properties, wonders

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55 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. Traditional meets ultra modern in a Wimbledon new home 59 Robert Holmes Coombe. A unique period house in Coombe Hill 70 South West London.  A beautifully appointed apartment in an historic building 76 South West London. A superb family home off Clapham Common and a converted warehouse in prime west Putney 88 South East London. Spectacular penthouse apartment in Camberwell Grove and an elegant Victorian family home in Tulse Hill 90 Lettings. Close to Wandsworth Common – a spacious Victorian house, a light-filled modern apartment in Streatham Hill

This month’s trophy home is an exceptional 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom property within a ham magnificent detached period house in Syden Hill from @knightfrank #house #realestate #interiors

91 Luxe Lets. Ideal home for a modern family in Wimbledon Village and an imposing Victorian house close to Clapham Common 92 Super Prime Let. A stunning, modern property in Coombe Hill

COUNTRY 94 An historic home on a grand scale in Esher 96 A substantial family home close to the beach on Hayling Island 98 Near the sea in Slapton, Devon, a renovated old dairy farm

FINALLY 108 Directory of South London agents 113 Last Word. Chloe Andrews, Lettings Manager, John D Wood Wimbledon has the final say

A fine detached 7 bedroom home moments from Wimbledon high street #property #wimbledon #design

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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT.

FLOORSHOW IKEA’s Art Event is a short-term collection that mashes-up tapestry art, rug handicraft, avantgarde fashion, street culture and modern design. Eight designers each created a rug handmade from natural materials. These unique, ‘woven artworks’ are made for everyday home use yet could look just as good as on show. Art Event rug £300. www.ikea.com

CLASSICCOOL BRIGHTIDEA A good looking table lamp that hits the interior design spot but not your bank balance. Eyal woven table lamp, £30. www.matalan.co.uk

Marble has become a design staple and top choice for the most elegant bathrooms and kitchens. The Vale London’s first collection of marble wallpapers, designed by founder Melinda Marquardt, are available in soft shades – sage, pebble, cream and olive, and perfectly complement other wallpaper and fabric designs in the Oakley collection. £235 per 10m roll. www.thevalelondon.co.uk

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PLANTING SCHEME A fine China 10-inch plate featuring the Botanist design of plants and gardening accessories. Works beautifully as part of a dinner service or as wall art. £35. wwwchaseandwonder.com

DESIGN DESTINATION At the end of last month H&M opened their second Home Concept Store in the UK, in Regent Street – an interior and lifestyle destination set across two floors and covering 700 square metres. The new store presents the latest H&M Home collections, an ever-changing event area, and an in store café, Pleat. It also features a Bunches florist, which offers customers small bunches of flowers to create their own bouquet. Customers at Regent Street can also personalise their favourite homeware pieces using a monogramming service. www.hm.com

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TROPHY HOME

HOMEFRONT The latest government plan to help tenants is to ban ‘no-fault’ evictions that happen when the lease expires, says Jenny Knight

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ounds good to guarantee that tenants don’t have to keep moving from one home to another at the whim of the landlord just because they only had a six-month or a two-year lease. But digging deeper into the plan suggests that far from helping tenants it will lead to even fewer homes to let and rising rents. James Brokenshire, the Housing Secretary, said that the plan to protect renters will stop unethical landlords from evicting people – usually with two month’s notice – for no reason other than the lease being up. The plans are open for consultation at the moment. Under the scheme there would be a move to indefinite tenancies. Landlords could only reclaim their properties if they wanted to sell or to live in the home themselves. Huge numbers of small landlords entered the buy-to-let market because they hoped that the tenants would pay the mortgage and eventually the landlord would own the property at someone else’s expense. That certainly worked for those who bought at a lucky time, but others experienced worries and the expense of furnishing and repairing the property and often having to resort to law to evict tenants who caused damage or refused to pay the rent.

Then the rules changed to make being a small landlord less desirable. The tax allowances have changed and there is a three per cent extra stamp duty to pay for buying a home that the purchaser doesn’t plan to live in as his primary home. So, at the moment, would-be landlords are thinking long and hard about entering the rental market. Under the latest plans landlords might be stuck with an awful tenant. The result is they will be unwilling to let to tenants they think might be high-risk. And as fewer rental properties become available rents are bound to rise. Naturally there are terrible landlords out there and there are laws to deal with them. But the majority of small landlords do their best to stay within the law and to hang onto a good tenant once they find one. This very often means letting years go by without a rent increase because they don’t want their tenant to go and they don’t want the cost of a void period and the expense of finding a new tenant. Maybe the answer is for local authorities and the government itself to build new homes to rent, then they can give tenants the most favourable terms they choose, rather than forcing this generosity onto small landlords.

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ituated on ground floor of a former industrial building, this unique and contemporary two bedroom apartment is available to rent in Ransomes Dock, Battersea. There’s a generous 1101 sq ft of living space, two double bedrooms with built-in storage (one is en suite), a separate shower room, a large open plan reception room with fully fitted kitchen and dining space, wooden flooring throughout the reception and bedrooms and a beautifully tiled flooring in the kitchen.  The apartment also features a semi-private walkway with space for a table and chairs overlooking the dock. Ransomes Dock is a 3-minute walk to Battersea Park.  Available to rent with Zero Deposit Guarantee, £850 weekly, Knight Frank Riverside 020 3597 7670

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here are have been not one, but two, famous owners of this very desirable 60s’ house in Camberwell Grove. Terry Jones of Monty Python fame moved in from new and he sold it on to Albert Finney. The house is a star in its own right. It’s been architecturally remodelled to give slick, bright, spacious and versatile accommodation laid out over four generous floors. A triple height side stairwell addition means the main rooms enjoy full width. The flexible layout allows for a massive four/five bedroom home or could be four beds with a separate selfcontained studio flat with it’s own private entrance (potential additional income perhaps?). Allocated off street parking adds to the charm. £1,175,000 Wooster & Stock 020 8012 4605

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THE WORD Tom Floyd, Sales Manager Winkworth Kennington, says put your property on the market sooner rather than later

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e are now in the middle of spring and our strong start to the year has continued. I am the first to admit that at the end of last year I was apprehensive about what 2019 would bring. However, buyer levels have increased, viewings are up, and transactions are also higher this year compared to last. Having said that, when I speak to vendors, who are thinking about putting their property on the market, they are shocked to hear that properties are selling. If you are thinking about selling this year, I would suggest putting your property on sooner rather than later. The summer does get quieter, so you still have a couple of months to get under offer. Of course, you could wait until September, when it does pick up again, but I fear the market might not be quite as good as it is now. Most of our vendors are staying in the area and upsizing, therefore with prices dropping circa 15% in the last couple of years, they are actually better off now. We do see people trying to facilitate a move and make a transaction work rather than pushing for a high sale price and seeing if anyone ‘takes the bait.’ Our vendors who are realistic on price and understanding of the market are the ones who have successful sales and purchases. If you are thinking about putting your property on the market, then it is important that you get it ready for a sale. We are consistently seeing the properties that show and photograph well, are getting good prices and selling quickly. Make sure your property is always tidy for viewings and that you make

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£1,550,000 Soldiers Hill House is a six-bedroom former vicarage which is Grade II listed and dates from about 1840. The lovely family house is in the sought after village of Salcombe Regis near Sidmouth, with sea views and easy access to the beach. The house has been completely refurbished and remodelled recently with new hardwood sash windows, re-plumbing, re-wiring and high quality kitchen and bathrooms and features underfloor heating on both the ground and first floors. There is also a studio annexe, plus garaging. The gardens have been re-landscaped with a heated swimming pool.

yourself scarce, as buyers really don’t want to be subjected to a charm offensive for a first viewing. If you have a garden or outside space, you need to ensure it is looking its best; springtime brings colour to a garden and you must show it off. People often forget, the main reason some buyers are moving is for outside space or for a larger garden. Lastly, when it comes to marketing, I would be very cautious about going down the ‘off market’ route; ie not listing the property on the portals. It is a very easy idea for agents to sell to you and you will only hear the success Fulfords 01395 578126 stories. Sadly, successful ‘off market’ sales do not outweigh the number of vendors who are unsuccessful. It’s the same as betting, you only hear about the winners! So, what is the harm of trying Tart and then launching afterwards? 25 The Invariably agents will try Pavement, for a higher price ‘off Clapham SW4 0JA market’; however, your best buyers 020 7627 2176 are the ones who www.tartlondon.com are going to Where? see it first and In a prime spot overlooking once you have Clapham Common, lost them, towards the Old Town they won’t come back. What’s it like? Ultimately It is a family and dog friendly you need to bakery and coffee shop with tables treat buyers outside for the summer months with respect, – ideal for people watching rather than trying to pull And the food? the wool over Tart specialises in a range of delicious the eyes. savoury tarts (my favourite is the smoked salmon) to match with fresh salads and an unbeatable selection of cakes! The Alice Finch Noyes brunch menu is also very Lettings Negotiator popular – and the Knight Frank coffee my favourite Clapham in Clapham!

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Cologne Road, Battersea SW11 A charming apartment located close to the highly desirable St. Johns Hill. The apartment has been tastefully refurbished and extended to a high standard. The area hosts a number of fantastic schools, leisure facilities, green spaces and shopping amenities nearby. • • • •

Matt Smith looks forward to helping you. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3866 2930

Quiet residential street Open plan, spacious living The garden is south facing Approximately 807 sq ft

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Charming house in a popular Conservation Area.

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Sabine Road, Battersea SW11 This property is located on arguably the most desirable section of Sabine Road. This is a very pretty treelined street, convenient for access to the welllinked Clapham Junction train station. • • • •

Andrew Fisher looks forward to helping you. 020 3886 2930 andrew.fisher@knightfrank.com

Gorgeous terraced Victorian property Benefiting from new sash windows with double glazing South facing garden Approximately 861 sq ft

Guide price

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Spacious family home for sale in Abbeville Village.

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Lynette Avenue, Clapham SW4 Arranged over three floors this mid-terraced house has great volume throughout and has excellent light flowing through. The house has a front garden and a pretty paved back garden perfect for al fresco dining. • • •

Rebecca Higgins looks forward to helping you. rebecca.higgins@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6116

In-built storage Bay fronted reception room Approximately 2,318 sq ft

Guide price

£1,500,000

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Chetwode Road, Wandsworth SW17 A completely refurbished double fronted family home with a beautifully landscaped garden, on the Wandsworth/Balham borders. • • • •

Toby Turnage looks forward to helping you. toby.turnage@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0994

Ideal for entertaining and family living Tremendous amount of natural light Excellent transport links Approximately 1,609 sq ft

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Spencer Park, Wandsworth, SW18 A substantial Victorian property of exceptional proportions. The highly adaptable accommodation is arranged over three floors, with a 72.19 x 32 ft garden. Retaining many of its original period features, the property would now benefit from a refurbishment, with further potential to extend the property (subject to the necessary planning consents). Beyond the extent of the private gardens, and included in the freehold of this property, is private access to the Spencer Park. At an area of approximately 1.53 ha (3.8 acres), and formerly part of the Estate of the 5th Earl of Spencer, this private park is arguably one of the most desirable communal gardens in London and is further fitted with a fully functioning tennis court. Approx. 3,243 sq ft. Energy Rating: D and E. Freehold

Guide Price ÂŁ3,250,000

Wandsworth Sales – 020 3151 6697

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Alex Oppenheim

Anntonia Redding

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Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, SW11 Situated on the second floor (with lift), and with sweeping views over Battersea Park from the principal rooms and balcony, is this extremely well proportioned three bedroom flat. The property has been designed and decorated to the highest of standards where no detail has been overlooked and includes underfloor heating, wood panelling and working fire places. The flat offers a wealth of living and entertaining space, and of particular note is the cleverly designed kitchen and dining area. Approx. 1,492 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. Share of Freehold

Guide Price ÂŁ2,100,000

Battersea Sales – 020 3151 5529

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Ashen Grove, Southfields, SW18 A stunning four bedroom Victorian terraced house, which has been sympathetically extended to create a wonderful family home. The house offers well proportioned accommodation, comprising a formal sitting room, kitchen/dining room with doors leading onto the south facing rear garden, providing ideal space for family life and entertaining. Retaining some beautiful period features including fireplaces and sash windows, the property has the extra benefit of a garden house/home office. The property is found within the catchment area for Wimbledon Park Primary School (Ofsted “Outstanding”), enjoys easy access to both the Southfields Underground and Overground Stations. Approx. 1,542 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. Freehold

Guide Price £1,150,000

Southfields Sales – 020 3151 7081

Alexandra Masson

Hollie Stanley

Warren Appleton

Chloe Andrews

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Kenilworth Avenue, Wimbledon, SW19 An opportunity to acquire one of these popular semi-detached family houses, on a highly regarded tree-lined street between Wimbledon Village, Town and Park. The property offers six bedrooms, generous family living space, a substantial southerly facing rear garden and potential to extend further (subject to the necessary planning consents). Approx. 2,178 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. Freehold

Guide Price ÂŁ1,750,000

Wimbledon Sales – 020 3151 6805

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The best properties on your doorstep

Overstrand Mansions, SW11 Reception/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, further bedroom, further bathroom with dressing area, utility room, balcony, private garage, 122 sq m (1,318 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide £1.585 million | Share of Freehold

Tonsley Road, SW18 Double reception room, family room, kitchen/dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate W.C., utility room, cloakroom, eaves storage, garden, 168 sq m (1,811 sq ft), EPC=B

Guide £1.325 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Mayow Short Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900 mshort@savills.com

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

Drew Zendra Savills Northcote Road 020 3428 2222 dzendra@savills.com

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Savills Battersea Park

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Manchuria Road, SW11 Open-plan reception room/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, patio garden, bike storage, 94 sq m (1,013 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ975,000 | Share of Freehold

Albion Riverside Building, SW11 Sixth floor, open-plan reception room/kitchen, bedroom with dressing room, bathroom, store room, underground car parking space, 79 sq m (852 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ799,950 | Leasehold Approximately 973 years remaining

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HEADS-UP HERITAGEFESTIVAL

BRANCHING OUT Marsh & Parsons has opened a new office in Streatham Hill – its 31st office in London, following expansion into Chiswick and Willesden Green earlier this year. The agent already has a presence in the area, operating a sales and lettings service via offices in Tooting, Balham and Brixton The Sales department will be headed by Stacey Blacker, who was previously Sales Manager at the Shoreditch office. Charlotte Whitmarsh has been appointed Lettings Manager. Charlotte previously worked in both Tooting and Battersea offices since joining Marsh & Parsons in 2015. Patrick Littlemore, Chief Executive at Marsh & Parsons, comments: “Our strategy is to grow our London office network to 36, which reinforces our confidence in the long-term health of the London market. “Both Stacey Blacker and Charlotte Whitmarsh have an impressive knowledge of the local market, which will be instrumental in helping to successfully launch the new office.” The Streatham Hill office is now officially open.

This year’s Wandsworth Heritage Festival runs from May 25 to June 9 and explores the theme Entertaining Wandsworth. Highlights include a tour of the former Granada Cinema in Tooting, a talk on music halls and on Putney Velodrome, and a guided walk showing Battersea Park’s role in the 1951 Festival of Britain. There will also be a literary themed murder mystery staged by Wandsworth’s librarian, a talk on Putney’s cinemas, an exhibition at Whitelands College showcasing the wealth of costume and archives the college has collected from 138 years of May Day revels and a talk from Wandsworth Prison Museum’s curator exploring the role the prison has played in fiction and film. Additional highlights include a guided walk round Wandsworth Town charting its entertaining past, a talk at Tara Arts Theatre from Dr Cathy Hunt about the Corruganza factory strike, a guided walk along the course of the Heathwall from historian and writer Jon Newman and a magic show where children can join former Battersea magician and watchmaker John Neville Maskelyne in 19th century Wandsworth for some magic tricks. Details from local libraries.

HISTORICSTONE A rare and historic milestone and mounting block thought to date from 1654 has been restored and put back in its original location near the entrance of Putney Vale Cemetery in Roehampton Vale. The block of stone was used by riders to mount a horse and the Roehampton block is combined with an inscription reading ‘From London Towne to Portsedown they say tis myls three score.’ Wandsworth Council worked with the Putney Society, Wandsworth Historical Society, Transport for London and Roehampton University on a project to relocate the mounting block permanently at a site close to its original location. Funding for the scheme was from the Wandsworth Local Fund, which is a charge levied on local developers. The

block stands opposite an existing 19th century 9-mile milestone which has also been restored. The grade II listed cemetery gates have also been repaired and restored as part of the project. The block was lost in the 19th century when it was moved for road improvements, and rediscovered by chance in 1921 during the demolition of a barn in Wandsworth. It was identified and purchased by local historian Ernest Dixon, who displayed it in his nurseries, and later garage, in West Hill.  Local historian Philip Evison, says: “The mounting block is the secondoldest surviving dated milestone in the UK and an extremely significant local artefact. I’m delighted that years of hard worked to save it have paid off.”

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WORD ON THE STREET Tenant fee ban: What does it mean for renters? THERESA WALLACE DIRECTOR, HEAD OF LETTINGS CUSTOMER RELATIONS, SAVILLS

CHELSEACHUMS John D Wood & Co have been working alongside Royal Chelsea Hospital to raise funds for the ‘Scarlets Appeal’ for the past year. The company organised a quiz night at the Hospital earlier this month which raised over £2,000 for the appeal. It was a boisterous competition in the Hospital bar – and a fun evening – for the ten rival teams. You can make a donation to the Scarlets Appeal at www.chelseapensioners.co.uk/donate

BIRDSANDBEES A Cornish property developer is setting an example to local developers by introducing measures to attract wildlife to a new development in the coastal village of Crantock, Cornwall. Legacy Properties has installed 30 bee bricks, 33 swift blocks and 27 bat blocks to create safe nesting habitats, using waste material from the Cornish china clay industry. There are 270 species of bee in the UK and 90% of these are solitary, meaning they do not tend to live in colonies like bumble and honey bees. They are highly efficient pollinators. For instance, a single red mason bee is equivalent to 120 worker honeybees in the pollination it provides. These bee populations are declining and the numbers of swifts has fallen by half over 20 years, because of loss of habitat, pesticides and climate change. Studies by the RSPCA show that 75% of homeowners think it’s a good idea to implement simple measures into the home which support wildlife. Legacy’s managing director Nick Long said, “Relatively simple measures can help preserve wildlife over the longer-term. As an area close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest, we hope to extend the areas in which nature can flourish and provide a safe habitat in which bees and other species in decline can nest. The new homes at Halwyn Meadows start from £265,000, David Ball New Homes on 01637 850850 or email sales@dba.estate.

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 only affects Assured Shorthold Tenancies and Licences to Occupy and University owned student accommodation. Under the act, tenancy deposits will not exceed the equivalent of 5 week’s rent (or 6 if the annual rent is between £50k and up to £100k), refundable holding deposits will be capped at no more than one week’s rent and if taken landlords and tenants have 15 days to complete a tenancy. The holding deposit is not a fee. If there is a tenancy change then charges will be capped at £50 unless higher costs were incurred by the landlord, which must be evidenced. Charges can be made if a tenant wishes to change or terminate their tenancy early, for late rent payment or where replacement keys or security devices are required. Excluded from the ban are utilities/communications services and council tax payments. In terms of timelines, tenants’ obligations, charges and payments included in any current tenancy agreement will stay the same until either they renew their tenancy or after 31 May 2020 when all existing tenancies will have to follow the new legislation.

BRYONY WALTERS SHERATON LAW The Tenant Fee Ban may seem like a good thing for renters but it hasn’t been fully thought through. A better option would have been to cap fees in order to prevent those unscrupulous agents from charging extortionate and unjustifiable amounts. The ban means that landlords will now have to pick up the tenants’ charges as well as their own and this extra cost may be the final straw for many. Some may decide to sell, driving down supply, and those that stick it out will want to cover their losses by hiking up the rent. Simply put, nobody wins!

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ake my advice on this one – viewing a potential new home is tougher than it sounds! I’ve seen too many homeowners fall in love with one specific thing about a house and fail to get down to detail. But, it’s your money you’re considering parting with, so make sure to leave no stone unturned. From signs of damp to tell-tale subsidence warnings, there’s a lot to look out for. To offer a helping hand, here are my top tricks and tips for how to view a property. Get prepared If you’re worried you’ll forget any important details on what to look for when viewing a house – take a notepad with you. Write down beforehand anything you might forget. Also – always turn up on time to your appointment. Don’t worry if the agent is late, you can use this time to survey your surroundings and get a feel for the place. Examine the outside of the house I’ve seen literally thousands of properties in my time. One key thing I have learnt is never to ignore the exterior. After all, here’s where you’ll see some tell-tale signs that something might not be quite right! Trust me, you’d rather find these out on the first viewing than later on down the line. Are there any roof tiles missing? Can you

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see any large or worrying-looking cracks? Does it look like there are any issues with the guttering? Ask plenty of questions Always ask questions when viewing a house – plenty of them. Remember, don’t ask, don’t get! Unsure where to start? Here are some of my suggestions: • How long has the property been up for sale? • Why has the seller put it on the market? • Has anyone else made an offer? • How long have the owners lived there? Sometimes, the answers to these questions can make or break the sale, so it pays to pry. Estate agents might be working in the seller’s best interests – but they still have to answer your questions. Imagine it with your furniture Particularly if the property has been decorated well, it’s easy to get carried away. However, you need to visualise if it’s right for you. Will your furniture fit? Take a tape measure with you so you’ll know for sure. This is a handy tip – as house floor plans often have their inconsistencies. Beware the clever seller Sellers have their ways of making a property

look bigger than it is. This could be lighting, smaller furniture or arranging a room in a particular way. If you can – try and look past this. Go for a second viewing Even if you’ve fallen in love with a property – always go for a second viewing. You’re bound to notice something you didn’t the first time around. Also, if you can, take someone with you. Two pairs of eyes are better than one! Look at the surrounding area Remember – you’re not just buying a property, but into an area also. You can change many things about your new home, but not its location. So, make sure you’d be happy living there. What are the neighbours like? Is there any noise pollution? What’s it like at different times of the day? Getting a property report can also help you get to know an area before you buy there. From local schools to crime rates – it can gather all the information you need to know for you! I highly recommend you get one to make your house purchase as smooth as possible. You can get yours over on my website. Whether you’re buying, renting or moving, Phil shares his property advice all in one place over on www.moveiq.co.uk


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This charming maisonette on a popular tree-lined road near Tooting Bec Common would be perfect for anyone looking to upsize. The property offers period features, wooden flooring and high ceilings throughout. It has two generous double bedrooms, one with its own en suite as well as a partially decked, larger than average, private garden. Streatham Station is a short walk away. Marsh & Parsons 020 8767 3655

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This impressive modern two bedroom ground floor apartment offers spacious accommodation and enjoys direct access onto a well maintained private garden. It is located within a gated development, close to the station, and has two secure underground parking spaces and a larger storage cupboard – an ideal lock up and leave. Savills 01932 8380000

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A beautifully presented two bedroom apartment of a period property with a contemporary feel, located in the historic heart of the sailing resort of St Mawes in Cornwall. Situated just off to the harbour, it has a spacious garden terrace with fabulous views, rare for a property so close to the waterfront. Country & Waterside 01326 270744

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suffer. This marks a great advance because some other dry cleaners are charged with using toxic chemicals that cause pollution that might persist for decades. At Zenith the dry cleaning products are anti-allergy so people with sensitive skins need not fear and they are also kind to delicate fabrics and sequins, so they are perfect for wedding dresses and ball gowns. These are all professionally cleaned and restored to the customer in special acid-free boxes. As a result Zenith is recommended by some of the top bridal dressmakers. Instead of harsh and harmful chemicals Zenith uses perchloroethylene hydrocarbon aqua, which helps make the dry cleaning service second to none. Thanks to devoted staff the quality hand finish on shirts is also stunning. As well as everyday garments like shirts, blouses, suits and skirts, Zenith specialises in hard to clean upholstery like Persian rugs, cushions and curtains. They also offer an alteration and repair service with a quick turnaround. The service ranges from replacing a button to sophisticated invisible mending. Bed linen from feather pillows, to duvets, eiderdowns and bedspreads are also cleaned and returned fresh and hygienic – a particularly valuable service for asthmatics. Zenith uses a unique technique to restore the feathers in duvets and pillows Another specialist technique involves suede and leather cleaning. For this Zenith uses London’s best suede and leather cleaners who have invested in new technology for the best result with both natural skin and faux leather. For those too busy to do their own wash or for those awful days when the washing machine breaks down, Zenith also does service washes. Returning the clothes, washed, dried and folded on the same day. And for those going in for Airbnb, or even for professional hoteliers, the dry cleaners offers a hotel valet service which allows guests to get the benefit of same-day dry cleaning and laundry services. Zenith, 203 Replingham Road, Southfields SW18 020 8874 8651, www.zenithdrycleaners.co.uk

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HOWTODESIGNAMODERNCLASSIC Investing in contemporary furniture can be daunting, especially if you’re used to more traditional styles. Once in a while though, a new design emerges that instantly becomes a modern classic. That’s exactly what happened with the ‘Willow’ chair from British furniture collective Joined + Jointed. We asked its designer – Sean Yoo – to explain his inspiration First things first – how did you get into design? Design is my second career. I used to work as a city planner, but I was bored! One day I visited the Noguchi Museum in New York and decided I wanted to do what Isamu Noguchi did instead. I sold everything I had, bought a pickup truck, a cowboy hat and went back to school to study design.

a single fluid line from the front legs through the arms and to the back rest. I extended the rear legs beyond the back rest to protect it from damage and to give better stability and visual balance.

How did your style develop? From my crazy background, I suppose. I was born in Seoul, raised in Los Angeles, started my career in Milan, and was based in Mexico City for a while. I’ve learned to mix and match freely, borrow from here and there and make it my own.

By your definition, ‘Willow’ has been incredibly successful. Why do you think that is? There is so much noise in modern design in terms of quick, throwaway trends. I work slowly, methodically and quietly to create what I hope are timeless designs, and I think that’s what ‘Willow’ is. The other winning factor is, of course, how ‘Willow’ is produced: it’s completely handmade out of solid oak and walnut, and the quality is out of this world – something that Joined + Jointed have managed to do at an accessible price.

What inspires you? Everything: the city, nature, people. What do you find most difficult to design? Chairs. They’re the most intimate object you can design. So tell us about the ‘Willow’ chair you designed for Joined + Jointed. What inspired that? The mid-century chairs we now associate with Scandinavian design were actually originally inspired by classical Chinese chairs. I looked at the whole history, and especially Hans Wegner’s ‘The Chair’, with the aim of designing a chair with a similar visual vocabulary but with an energetic, youthful personality. I did this by creating

How would you define success? When I see people buying, using and enjoying products I have designed.

What’s the best thing about being a designer? I get to be a perpetual kid – always drawing, making a mess and getting into trouble. What is your aim for the future? Vico Magistretti (the feted Italian designer and architect) told me once, “Sean, design is not a 100-metre race. It’s a marathon. Just keep on designing.”

Joined + Jointed 1 New King’s Road, Fulham London SW6 4SB 020 7371 7766 contact@joinedandjointed.com www.joinedandjointed.com

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Stephen adds: “A great deal of steel was put in to make it very solid. The house is newly engineered and insulated with the newest techniques. It is sound proofed and has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and in the bathrooms, so that it meets all the tests of a modern ecologically sustainable house.” The house now has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, with a downstairs WC, a kitchen/dining room, a utility room and a double reception room at the front of the house. At the back there is a charming patio garden. As the agents, John D Wood, explain: “Of particular note is the wonderful width throughout all the rooms which give a very good feeling of space. A further benefit is a Sonos sound system on the ground floor as well as in the master bedroom and the en suite bathroom.” Stephen adds: “We put in bifold doors at the back to maximise light and effectively, when open, extend

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the living space into the garden. The house has been furnished as a show house. Sometimes people like this so much that they want to buy the furnishings and treat it as a complete turn key purchase and just move in with their personal belongings. The project took six and a half months to complete. I visit most days and am very hands on, although obviously I don’t do any of the actual building work. I design and supervise and am effectively the architect, working with structural engineers and the same building team I always use. “I’ve been doing this for 15 years now and I do it for fun. Seeing how a house or flat can be improved and made into something wonderful is an activity I enjoy.” Ursula Street, Battersea, SW11, £1,875,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661

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he special weekend in June when London’s hidden green spaces open their gates is coming up. With the purchase of a weekend ticket (£20 for adults), you can explore a huge variety of gardens that are usually closed to the public. Open Garden Squares Weekend highlights some of the best gardens and green spaces that make up the rich tapestry of London’s green infrastructure, but there are many others – just as valuable to their communities – which are in decline or under threat of development. There will also be a range of guided walks and cycle rides to visit gardens and hear the stories that link London’s green spaces. Locally, open gardens include the Chelsea home of influential social commentator and historian, Thomas Carlyle, now owned by the National Trust. It opened as a literary museum in 1895, having been built in 1708 when

The fourth year of the RHS’ Greening Great Britain programme will see even more people banding together to help turn neglected corners into blooming green spaces. The programme to encourage communities to help transform unused or unloved sites into vibrant spaces bursting with plants is backed by M&G investments, who are donating £500 to each of 56 projects. Community projects include a herb garden, a community allotment and a new meditation garden on the campus at the University of Surrey, Guildford, designed to provide a tranquil space for students. With sensory planting to support mindfulness and a ‘barefoot’ reflexology path, the space will also be used for group meditation sessions. Liz Stewart, RHS Community Outreach Manager, said: “This year’s projects reflect a growing recognition of gardening’s power to transform people’s lives. We’re seeing more communities tap into this to reap the benefits – whether it’s simply encouraging people to get outside to unwind right through to helping people cope with more serious health issues such as depression and dementia.”        The RHS has 500,000 members and calculates that together they add an extra 22 million plants to gardens each year. At least 157,000 of these are trees, creating the equivalent of 98 hectares of forest per year. Better still a majority of members select plants to attract the declining bee population with 44% saying they choose plants to help other pollinators.

THESCIENCEOF GARDENING There are four key benefits from gardens in towns and cities according to RHS Scientist Tijana Blanusa who reviewed research on topics like green roofs, planting to cool air and climbers that can insulate buildings in winter. She found that: • Gardens help prevent flooding • Gardens keep cities above water by preventing flooding • Gardens ease stress and encourage exercise • Gardens improve air quality • Gardens provide habitat for wildlife, including birds and insects • Gardens help control urban temperatures • More than 85% of the UK population live in towns and cities so urban domestic gardens are vital to the countries stock of trees and the survival of pollinators and other insects. Gardeners are also advised to plant a tree Not only do these help to mop up pollutants but they provide shade and help cool the air in summer. The RHS also advised planting a climber or hedge to provide shade and insulation for your home. Above all try to avoid paving over large areas of your garden which will reflect heat and add to the summer temperatures.

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This on-trend, four-double bed Victorian house has had umpteen updates. There’s a family-size kitchen/diner and a converted loft with a master suite and a study/nursery room. Find it close to Dulwich Park, Peckham Rye, great schools and Lordship Lane.

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slice of Forest Hill history has been turned into an extraordinarily beautiful home. On the ground floor there is a a restored kitchen/dining area which is commanded by the vaulted ceiling and striking chandelier. Further into the property there is a modern double bedroom and also a family bathroom. To the first floor there is an open plan living area with doors on to the outside terrace. The master suite boasts an original church window and a spiral staircase leading up to the master bathroom. The focal point of this home is the office which has views of the whole property. The property is ideally situated on a quiet road near the borders of Forest Hill and Dulwich. Forest Hill has a selection of

cafés, restaurants and boutique shops. The Horniman Museum and Gardens are nearby, along with Sydenham Hill Woods and Dulwich and Sydenham Golf course. The transport links are fantastic with Forest Hill Station providing fast links to Highbury & Islington, Clapham Junction, London Bridge and London Victoria plus easy access to Canary Wharf via Canada Water. There are also great schools in the area. Fairlawn Primary is within walking distance as well as Eliot Bank Primary, Stillness Infant School and Alleyn’s.

‘The focal point of this home is the office which has views of the whole property.’

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he house has four to five bedrooms and is attractively presented and spacious. It is about 250 yards to the High Street shops and about half a mile from Wimbledon Station (BR Waterloo and District lines). The property is also within easy reach of the wonderful open spaces of the Common and some of the area’s best schools including King’s College School. The garden once formed part of the original Belvedere Estate and has a large forecourt with remote-controlled entrance gates. The driveway has off-street parking for several cars and a driveway to the side leads to a single garage. The bright and versatile living space is arranged around the generous reception hall with the large double aspect reception room overlooking and offering direct access to the garden. A veranda extends around two full sides of the house providing covered seating areas for warmer weather. There are two further ground floor rooms, one currently used as a study and the other as a bedroom. The smartly appointed kitchen/ breakfast room is open plan with an informal sitting room which connects

with the rear courtyard garden providing additional entertaining space options. A separate utility room beyond the family sitting room has a connecting door with the garage enabling easy access directly into the house. Upstairs, the double aspect master bedroom enjoys an easterly aspect to the front together with long views over the garden to the side. It has a goodsized walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, again with an easterly aspect, and a luxuriously appointed en suite bath/shower room. In addition, there are two further double bedrooms, a goodsized single bedroom and a large shower room arranged around the main landing. Outside, the garden surrounds the house on three sides and enjoys sun and light from all directions. It provides plenty of space for lounging, entertaining and outdoor fun. The large level lawn is bordered by mature beds and the historic wall and pergola adds to charm and the atmosphere of the property. ER/D.

‘The garden once formed part of the original Belvedere Estate and has a large forecourt with remote-controlled entrance gates’

Clement Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19, £3,995,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 9833

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and-Jill” guest lavatory. The first floor houses two further double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms. This property is located within walking distance of Earlsfield Station, the highly regarded Floreat School and the green spaces of Wandsworth Common begin at the top of the hill. Atheldene Road, Wandsworth, SW18, £1,250,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0976

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he five bedroom house with beautifully proportioned rooms has high ceilings and many original features. There are three bathrooms and two reception rooms. It is situated in a quiet and attractive tree-lined road in this highly desirable enclave between the centre of Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park. The property is just over half a mile to Wimbledon station with its mainline and District Line links, along with a wide

variety of shops, cafés and restaurants, including those in Wimbledon Village and on Leopold Road. There are a number of well-regarded schools and golf courses within walking distance. The house is on the market chain free and available for immediate occupation.

‘The house is on the market chain free and available for immediate occupation’

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JAMES CAPPER’S WALKING BOAT ON THE THAMES Mudskipper is a fully-mobile sculpture which has the ability to move across water and land on shore through the use of two steptype propulsion legs. It will be in residency at Battersea Power Station Pier directly in front of the iconic riverside building from until

June 16 and will make special performances throughout May and June – travelling down the Thames and walking out of the water. See website for dates and times. www.wandsworth.gov.uk/events

LEE KRASNER:LIVING COLOUR Barbican Art Gallery Thur 30 May-Sun 1 Sep

Discover Lee Krasner’s spirit for invention and creativity, from striking early self-portraits to her most impressive large-scale abstract paintings, at the first major presentation of this pioneer of abstract expressionism work in Europe for more than 50 years. www.barbican.org.uk

STANLEY KUBRICK: THE EXHIBITION Design Museum Until 15 Sep

Step inside the world of one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, relive iconic scenes and discover unseen material from his genre-defining films, including The Shining, Barry Lyndon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange. The exhibition explores his unique command of the whole creative design process of film making, from story teller to director to editor. www.designmuseum.org

THE RENAISSANCE NUDE Royal Academy, Mayfair

MANGA British Museum

Thur 23 May 23-Mon 26 Aug The biggest manga exhibition ever to be held outside of Japan charts the history of manga and demonstrates how it’s grown into a multi-billion pound industry, taking in gaming, cosplay and anime.

DULWICH PAVILION: THE COLOUR PALACE Dulwich Art Gallery Wed 12 Jun-Sun 22 Sep

Free and open to the public throughout the summer months, The Colour Palace, created by Pricegore architects and designer Yinka Iloriis, is a fusion of West African and European influences, inspired by the buzz of fabric markets in Lagos, Nigeria, and incorporating symmetry, curves and rightangles – all elements present in Sir John Soane’s iconic 1811 design of the Gallery. On each side of the Pavilion, a 10 metre high cube with a bold geometric pattern, standing on four huge red cylinders, brightly coloured timber slats create layers that shift when viewed from different angles, bringing the Gallery’s grounds into technicolour life. At its core is an atrium, creating an arena where visitors can view the structure from many different perspectives, including from an interior raised viewing platform. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Until Sun Jun 2

Trace the development of the nude through some of the great masters of the Renaissance. Bringing together works by artists such as Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dürer and Cranach, to shed light on a visual tradition at its most vital moment. www.royalacademy.org.uk

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NEWHOMESUPDATE David Rich-Jones, CEO Richstone Properties, wonders whether the summer will encourage home buyers to make an offer

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s we hurtle towards the schools’ end of term and the fortunate make a mass exodus for annual vacations, the guessing game is on about everything this country holds dear. Politics, can we re-ignite an ounce of enthusiasm of interest and support? Property prices, where they are going now? Most importantly, are we in for another long hot summer? The latter question can easily overshadow and influence the other two, as Britons regard the weather as the number game changer to our social and economic mood. Daily sunshine really does lift our spirits, makes us feel more empowered and forward thinking, just the tonic for our exhausted and bewildered government who are desperate to make headway both within and beyond Europe. It can also encourage house movers to make a decision, and, with interest rates still reasonable, they could realistically put in a sensible offer for that nice family home or penthouse apartment with outdoor space they have been eying up all spring, so they can max

out on a new BBQ and garden loungers before the nights draw in. Ours is a complex and often volatile industry, but one I and the rest of the Richstone team are passionate about. We are fortunate, being a small, boutique property specialist who choose to build very few homes each year. Each home is very different, which appeals to our not un-demanding clients. We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and originality of design, but at the same time, our discerning clients expect the high level of quality, style and service we offer with all of our houses. We are continually introducing new design ideas, finishes, and environmental features, and like to think our after sales service, complimentary for the first year, remains at the top of its game. Latest off the Richstone block is Upton House, an elegant Victorian-inspired double fronted detached home just a minute’s walk from Richmond Park. On one of the best roads in Roehampton, the five bedroom/bathroom property has, along with two formal reception rooms, a 54 square metre kitchen and family

room running the rear width of the house. If allowed, I could bore you silly with all the details, but here’s a little taster. We have our own team of craftsmen who built a stunning tulipwood kitchen, bedroom and dressing room cabinetry, and awesome elliptical oak staircase. All the flooring is underheated, from the rough-hewn limestone in the entrance hall, marble and ceramic tiles in the bathrooms, to the sleek, engineered oak throughout the living and bedroom areas. Every room has a specially coordinated paint scheme devised for us by Farrow and Ball, and we are a rather proud of our Belle Epoque chandeliers and wall lights, not to mention the handcrafted architectural hardware. Just the sort of home you may wish to wander into on one of these hot sunny days. Happy holidays and for those still searching for their next home, every success. www.richstoneproperties.co.uk

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BATTERSEA PHASE1 SENSATIONALSIX A stunning new build development of six homes is launching on June 15 on Fountain Drive, Dulwich. Edward Milner Terrace, a development by niche company Lightbox, is situated within The Dulwich Estate, a verdant oasis in south east London, formed from the historic 1,500-acre estate of Elizabethan actor Edward Alleyn. The homes which feature masses of glass have double height spaces and light-filled interiors in a woodland setting. The homes have parquet flooring, polished concrete flooring and glass balustrades. The master bedroom suites have dressing areas, generous en suite bathrooms and private balconies, while the bathrooms have walk-in showers, free standing bathtubs, mood lighting

and contemporary finishes. The German kitchens are equipped with double ovens, wine coolers and Quooker boiling water taps. Elsewhere there is bespoke built-in storage and handmade oak feature stairs. There are full height oak doors with flush skirtings and shadow gap details. Outside there is dedicated off-street parking, bicycle storage and private landscaped gardens. The unique woodland gardens are for the exclusive use of residents and have been designed in conjunction with The London Wildlife Trust.

The first phase of a grand scheme to rejuvenate 26 acres in Battersea and to build more than 2,500 new homes, will be launched this month. Junction House includes 93 new apartments and is the first phase of York Gardens, an area between Clapham Junction and the River Thames. The new flats will have bespoke interiors, a residents’ roof terrace and concierge service. The £1.4billion new neighbourhood is a joint Venture between Taylor Wimpey Central London and Wandsworth Borough Council. More than 35% of the new homes will be affordable, with a mix of tenures including social rent, shared ownership, shared equity, affordable rent, private rent and open market sale. In addition to the homes, major new community facilities are planned, such as a state-of-the-art leisure and community centre, a library, a children’s centre and nursery, a new park and a new council employment and skills centre. Just 100 metres from Clapham Junction station, York Gardens offers residents superb connectivity across London’s transport network. York Gardens, from £405,000, Taylor Wimpey 020 8108 2261

Edward Milner Terrace on Fountain Drive, Dulwich, SE19, £1.75 million, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

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VILLAGE LIV ING. LUXURY LIFESTY LE. Eagle House has been central to Wimbledon Village life for over 400 years. The Grade II* listed property, once visited by Lord Nelson and home to philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, is considered one of the capital’s finest surviving examples of a Jacobean manor house. Lovingly restored and expertly converted into eight luxurious two and three bedroom apartments on Wimbledon High Street, Eagle House effortlessly combines village and city lifestyles in one exceptional setting.

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MONEYTIP

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he subdued nature of the housing market may be down to people holding fire while they wait for some clarity on Brexit but on the upside, it is making for an extremely competitive lending market. Lenders remain keen to lend and with the supply of money outstripping demand, this is keeping a lid on mortgage rate increases as they compete with each other to attract business. The market is ultra-competitive and because of this we expect pricing to remain where it is, with lenders continuing to accept tight margins. This is good news for borrowers who will continue to have an excellent range of products at competitive rates to choose from, once they decide to take the plunge. As always, it is worth seeking mortgage advice from a broker before choosing a deal to ensure you are getting the right product for your circumstances. GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

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he Financial Conduct Authority, the City regulator, believes that some borrowers are paying about £550 a year over the odds for their mortgage because their broker did not get the cheapest mortgage available to them. In an interim report on the state of the mortgage market it proposed making it easier for people to compare mortgage brokers. The report said: “We found that on average a consumer’s choice of intermediary makes a difference to the eventual cost of their mortgage. In particular, we have observed links between more expensive mortgages and intermediaries that typically place business with fewer lenders. But there are few tools to help consumers choose an intermediary.”

BOGUSCLAIMS

2.4% 49,700

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he number of people apparently wasting the time of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme with unfounded claims against a mortgage broker has risen. Announcing its budget for the new financial year, the scheme, which steps in to help people who have lost out, did not give details or say whether or not the increase in bogus complaints had been triggered by advertising campaigns from claims management companies. Its report says: “During 2018-19 we have seen a change in claims made to FSCS with increasing volumes of mis-selling claims being provided with very little substance or evidence to support the claim being made. Due to this, these claims have a low uphold rate. We are making efforts to stop these claims before they are made and to make clear the evidence we would need to fully investigate the claims.”

The number of mortgages approved in March, according to the Bank of England

The rate on a ten-year fixed mortgage from First Direct

NUMBERCRUNCHING

34%

£844m The amount of unauthorised financial fraud against individuals last year

of people look for a new home within year of buying one

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

Lender

Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Halifax

1.35%

6/30/2021

4.24%

3.8%

60%

n/a

2% / 1% until 30/06/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999

-

Mx £1m. Purchase Only.

Digital Mortgages (Via Intermediaries Only)

1.44%

6/30/2021

4.00%

3.8%

75%

n/a

3/2% until 30/06/2021. 20% overpayments p.a. without penalty.

£1200 Product Fee

-

Min £350k. Max £2m. Purchase Only.

Platform

1.79%

6/30/2024

4.99%

3.9%

60%

n/a

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

£1499 Product Fee £250

TSB

2.29%

8/31/2029

4.24%

3.1%

60%

n/a

6/6/6/6/6/5/4/3/2/1% unti l31/08/2024. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty.

£995 Product Fee

£125

Mx £2m. Free valuation & Cashback. Free Legals for remortgages. Mx £1m. Purchase only.

Source: SPF Private Clients

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STEADYASSHEGOES Duncan Farmer considers the effects of interest rates on the mortgage market

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t seems that there are some people who are prepared to stand up to Donald Trump. The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank which is responsible for setting interest rates, has resisted his call for a cut but said that the cost of borrowing would remain at between 2.25 per cent and 2.5 per cent. Shortly before the decision was made Mr Trump had tweeted that it should reduce rates by 1 per cent, even though it had said at the beginning of the year that they would not move at all in 2019, to help the US economy “go up like a rocket”. He also criticised the central bank for “incessantly” raising rates and added that although growth was strong at 3.2 per cent in the first quarter, if the Fed cut interest rates “with our wonderfully low inflation, we could be setting major records”. That is all fairly comforting news for the UK – what happens over there is usually eventually reflected over here. At the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee meeting in May members decided once again to hold rates steady at 0.75 per cent. However, the difference between America and Britain at the moment of course is Brexit and the Bank has consistently warned about the economic impact of Brexit uncertainty and of a deep recession if Britain were to leave the EU without a deal. The good news for anyone worried about the immediate and medium-term impact of Brexit on mortgage rates is that the cost of ten-year fixed-rate mortgages has been falling. According to data from Moneyfacts the average 10-year fixed mortgage rate is an average of 3.05 per cent. For anyone with a good credit history and at least a 40 per cent deposit there are good deals to be had. First Direct has a rate of 2.44 per cent, which will take you through to 2029, by which time we might even be back in the EU. Coventry building society’s deal is 2.55 per cent and borrowers will need only a 15 per cent deposit.

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he Bank of England’s latest figures on consumer borrowing, including loans, mortgages, car finance and credit cards, suggest a mixed picture. In March, the rise in consumer credit – the extra amount borrowed by consumers to buy goods and services net of repayments – slowed to £500 million from £1.2 billion in February. The annual growth rate of consumer credit continued to slow as well, down to 6.4 per cent in March, “well below” the November 2016 peak of 10.9 per cent. The number of mortgage approvals for house purchase, which give an indication of future mortgage lending, fell to 62,300, slipping by about 3,000. The number of approvals for remortgaging increased “slightly” to about 49,700.

Variable Rates APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Tracker over base until 4.24% 30/06/2021

3.8%

60%

n/a

1.4% / 0.8% until 30/06/2021. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty.

£999

-

Mx £1m. Purchase Only.

Tracker over base until 5.69% 31/05/2021

4.8%

75%

n/a

3% / 2% until 31/05/2021. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty.

£999

£199

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

Accord Mortgages (Via Tracker over base until 1.94% 4.99% Intermediaries Only) 31/08/2021

4.8%

90%

n/a

None

£995

-

Mx £500k. Free Valuation.

2.0%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

Mx £2m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

Lender

Rate

Halifax

1.29%

Leeds BS

1.38%

Coventry BS

1.95%

Until

Variable rate for term (not linked to Base Rate)

Rev. Rate

n/a

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ANEWFACE Jenny Knight talks to the Wandsworth office’s latest recruit Natasha Edney

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fter seeing the world, where better to settle than amid the green environs of Wandsworth Common? That’s the thinking of Natasha Edney, the latest recruit to Knight Frank’s Wandsworth office. Natasha was born in Portsmouth but she grew up in Australia. Then she worked as cabin crew for Emirates Airline in Dubai and later for British Airways. She said: “I saw the world and everywhere I went I saw the Knight Frank brand, because it is a global business. I wanted to settle down to a more serious career that I could really sink my teeth into. I worked in Bath for another agent for almost two years, first as a trainee and then progressing fairly quickly to senior negotiator.” After gaining some experience in the industry, Natasha has leap-frogged to her ideal job as a negotiator with Knight Frank. She has moved to Balham and has got her first few sales for Knight Frank under her belt quite quickly. She says: “Moving to London has been a complete sea change, a new job, new home and new city. There are some big challenges in that but everyone here has been very welcoming and understanding. Knight Frank is an amazing global business and it was always my goal to join them. My area here is the sale of flats and houses. I absolutely love the local architecture and it’s fascinating to see the different things that people have done with their houses.  “People sometimes have preconceived ideas about the Knight Frank market, but while we will be selling a £5 million house for one client we will be helping

other people with a much smaller budget to find a first flat. It’s the variety and the different people I meet that is one of the great pleasures of the job.” Natasha’s childhood hobby was horse riding and she tried to carry on with that sport while she was travelling for the airlines. “I went on a horse back safari in Johannesburg and I was in Wimbledon recently where I saw the horses going out and now I’m thinking I should get back to riding, maybe in Wimbledon or Richmond Park.  “I like this area. We are very close to central London and everything that offers, yet it is lovely to overlook the wide open green space of Wandsworth Common. I think we are also lucky to be on the edge of the countryside, it really is the best of both worlds. “We are very busy at the moment with a lot of buyers but not so many properties coming to the market. The demand is definitely there and higher buyer numbers versus lower stock levels mean that is an ideal time for sellers to be listing their houses. There was a lull when Brexit was coming up and when it was delayed until October people clearly felt that the time had come to get on with their lives. “We are predominately in the family market here with children being born and growing up. We see people upsizing to get more space for growing families while wanting to stay in the area or others downsizing and wanting to stay around here. Still others are selling to relocate to the countryside.”

‘Natasha has leap-frogged to her ideal job as a negotiator with Knight Frank. She has moved home to Balham and has got her first few sales for Knight Frank under her belt quite quickly’

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his traditional style detached house, is newly constructed by The Cherwell Group, in a private location with great views towards the All England Lawn Tennis Club. It is within easy reach of Wimbledon Village, the Common and Wimbledon Park. The house benefits from a stylish and spacious family living space with an open plan kitchen and dining room, family room, and a master bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are five more double bedrooms and four more bath/shower rooms. Outside there is a landscaped garden to the rear and off-street parking to

the front of the property. The house occupies an excellent position in this small and exclusive cul-de-sac off Arthur Road within easy reach of Wimbledon Village with its array of boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Town Centre with its fast and frequent train services to the City and West End. In total the house has a stylish entrance hall, a drawing room, a kitchen/ dining room, a media room and the six bedrooms. ER/B. Lambourne Avenue, Wimbledon, SW19, £3,995,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 9833

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

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Wimbledon £4,500,000 A really substantial Edwardian detached house conveniently situated in this favoured residential road between Wimbledon Village and Wimbledon Park Entrance hall • Drawing room • dining room • study • kitchen/family room • cellar rooms • 9/10 double bedrooms • playroom bedroom 10 • 9 bath/shower rooms (5 e/s) • 2nd floor kitchen • extensive driveway parking 56 Robert Holmes Sales DPS.indd 1

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Wimbledon

£2,900,000

A stunning, substantial recently build 5 bedroom house located in a highly convenient road in Wimbledon Village and just a short walk from Wimbledon station L-shaped reception hall • drawing room • kitchen/breakfast room • family room • 2 cloakrooms • 5 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms (2 e/s) • study • balcony • landscaped garden • off-street parking for 1 car • ER/B

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Wimbledon Village

Newly built on a plot of 0.3 acres in a quiet cul-de-sac Reception room • study • kitchen/breakfast/family room • games/media room/gym • 7 bedrooms • 6 bath/shower rooms • south facing garden • OSP • ER/B

£6,650,000

4 newly built houses in an ideal location between the Village and the town centre Reception room • kitchen/breakfast room • utility room • cinema/games room • 4 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • garden • OSP ER/B

Wimbledon

With views over the Royal Wimbledon golf course and Cannizaro Park 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast/family room • study • 5 double bedrooms • 3 bath/ shower rooms • garage & OSP • 96’ garden • planning for extensions • ER/E

£3,350,000

Wimbledon Village

A wing of a period mansion with scope for alteration and extension (stpp) 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • conservatory • 5 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • cellar rooms • mature gardens • garage & OSP • ER/E

Wimbledon

£1,585,000

Wimbledon £1,525,000

Within easy reach of the town centre, Wimbledon Park station, and the Village Reception room • 5th bedroom/study • kitchen • breakfast room • 4 further bedrooms • family bathroom • garden • ER/E

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Wimbledon

from £2,500,000

£3,000,000

In a favoured road near Wimbledon and Raynes Park Mainline stations Double reception room • kitchen • conservatory • cloakroom • 4 bedrooms • family bathroom • front and rear gardens • ER/E

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his unique period house has been refurbished and restored to create a truly beautiful family home. Tudor Cottage is one of the few remaining period houses on Coombe Hill and is ideally located on one of the best private roads in the leafy Coombe Estate. The current owner has cleverly updated the house to give it a fresh modern look while retaining the finest period features. It is tucked behind impressive gates and set back in its own delightful front garden. The three bedroom house has two bath or shower rooms and in total has 2,242 square feet of living space over two floors. The front entrance hall is unusually spacious and has attractive original oak panelling and beautiful herringbone oak flooring. The hall also has a working open fireplace with an original deep green marble mantelpiece. A door leads to a cosy family room/ study with floor-to-ceiling bespoke book shelves. The kitchen/breakfast room has been sympathetically designed to be both in keeping with the period style of the house and yet is fresh and modern with a quality gas hob, integrated appliances, wide planked oak flooring and a porcelain butler’s sink. Adjacent to the kitchen there is a good sized dining room, also with wide planked oak flooring, attractive ceiling cornicing, and large windows over the garden. The drawing room has great proportions and original oak beams, a huge working fireplace and an exquisite six-panelled mullioned window

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overlooking the front garden. A utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor. The first floor is reached from a ‘hidden’ staircase from the drawing room. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a sizeable dressing room and a large en suite bathroom. There are two more bedrooms, both with built-in cupboards and a very stylish family bathroom. The garden is quiet, private and secluded with mature trees and shrubs and stone terraces ideal for al fresco entertaining. There is a separate garage and off-street parking for several cars on the stone forecourt. The cottage is in the heart of the Coombe Estate and conveniently located for Wimbledon Village and Kingston town centre and lies between the combined 3,200 acres of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park. The area is also well known for excellent local schools.

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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Coombe

£2,250,000

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Richmond Park

£5,000,000

The Gate House is a stunning brand new Regency style luxury house in a brilliant location overlooking Richmond Park. With extra high ceilings, 5 generously sized bedrooms and a magnificent open plan kitchen dining room with superb entertaining space. Reception hall • Kitchen/family room • Substantial drawing room • Conservatory • Study • Garage • Master bedroom suite with dressing room • Four further bedrooms • Three further bathroom (1 e/s) 60 Robert Holmes Coombe DPS.indd 1

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Coombe

£8,999 pcm

A fully restored and substantially extended detached residence of over 7,000 sq ft on the exclusive Coombe Hill Estate. Reception hall • 31ft x 29ft reception room • dining room • family room • contemporary kitchen/breakfast room • 2nd floor games room and sitting room • cloakroom • utility room • versatile self contained ground floor flat/offices/surgery • six double bedroom suites with bath or shower rooms • three further double bedrooms or studies/TV rooms • large garden • garage and driveway parking

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Wimbledon £2,975,000

Kingston Hill

£1,995,000

Wimbledon £2,325,000

Coombe Hill

£2,750,000

This classic Neo-Georgian styled family house sits within its own grounds with a generous carriage driveway. Spacious entrance hall with understairs storage, guest cloakroom, large double aspect reception room, dining room, 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

A bright and appealing family home with a distinctive contemporary feel set within a delightful cul-de-sac just off Copse Hill. The ground floor has been thoughtfully extended to create clever glass vistas that give an ingenious feeling of space and light.

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A charming home set in an elevated position in a much favoured, quiet residential cul-desac in Coombe. The four bedroom house offers well-proportioned accommodation across two floors with plenty of natural light and spacious rooms.

A well balanced, bright and particularly good sized family home with wonderful open plan living space that directly overlooks a wonderful westerley aspect garden.

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£6,500 pcm

Wimbledon

£4,950 pcm

Wimbledon Park

£3,250 pcm

Wimbledon

£2,950 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£2,200 pcm

Wimbledon Common

£2,000 pcm

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

Fabulous duplex conversion apartment with great outdoor entertaining space. Recently remodelled and extended to an exacting standard throughout with landscaped garden. Conveniently located for Wimbledon Park tube and local amenities. ER/C

Fabulous light and airy two bed/two bathroom raised ground floor apartment with two balconies overlooking communal gardens. Located in a quiet road within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre. Secure underground parking. Offered part furnished or unfurnished. ER/D

This large, traditional family home with private gated driveway is very well located for the town centre and only a short walk to the Village. Fabulous garden, utility room, conservatory and plenty of storage space. Freshly painted and with new carpets throughout. ER/E

Freshly decorated and new carpets throughout this light and spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom upper floor apartment with lift is in a quiet location walking distance to the Common and Village. Heating and hot water costs included. Part furnished. ER/C

A charming 18th Century Grade II Listed cottage situated beside the Crooked Billet Green, refurbished with a contemporary twist, within a few moments from the Common and walking distance of the Village High Street and transport links. ER/D

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Boundaries Road £900,000 A fantastic four-bedroom upper Maisonette offering 1614 sq ft of accommodation. The property is presented in excellent decorative order throughout and with a great sense of light and space. Four double bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen dining room • Two family bathrooms • South west facing garden • Upper floor maisonette

Sisters Avenue £1,430,000 A beautifully presented four bedroom Victorian house positioned in this sought after residential street leading onto Clapham Common. The house has been extended on the ground floor into the side return and on the second floor into the loft. The property benefits from excellent proportions in all the principal rooms and together with the high ceilings provides a feeling of grandeur and light and space throughout. The internal floor area measures approximately 2020 sq ft. Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen dining room • Three en suite bath/shower rooms • Garden • Cellar

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A beautiful four double bedroom mews house presented in immaculate condition and benefiting from a private garden and secure allocated off-street parking. Quietly situated in this exclusive gated development this stylish property benefits from fresh neutral décor throughout. On the ground floor the property comprises a light and spacious reception room extending to over 24 ft, benefiting from ample space for dining and providing direct access onto a well maintained private garden, smart fitted kitchen, cloakroom and useful under-stairs storage. Four double bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen • Family bathroom • En suite bathroom • Garden • Secure off street parking • Unfurnished

Taybridge Road £1,150 per week A stunning four bedroom, four bathroom family house measuring in excess of 2000 square feet. The house has been meticulously finished and boasts a large double reception room with wooden floors, leading through to a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with concertina doors opening out onto the garden. There is also a downstairs loo and a cellar ideal for storage. Four double bedrooms • Kitchen breakfast room • Double reception room • Downstairs WC • Two family bathrooms and two en suite shower rooms • Garden • Unfurnished • Available July

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LIGHTANDSPACE An incredible semi-detached fivebedroom family house, is arranged over a corner plot at the end of terrace boasting incredible lateral space, with a stunning south-west facing garden

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he property is beautifully presented and has a wonderful sense of light and space throughout. On the ground floor to the front of the property, there is an elegant double reception room. The reception room benefits from grand proportions throughout with a large corner bay window, twin feature fireplaces and bespoke built-in cabinetry flanking the chimney breast. The rear of the reception room leads through to a light and bright open plan kitchen dining room. The kitchen itself has been tastefully finished with plenty of wall and base units, quality integrated appliances and a central island. Skylights have also been put in, which flood the room with natural light. The rear part of the kitchen provides a wonderful family space with plenty of room for a dining table and every day family living and entertaining. Sliding concertina doors fully open to reveal a beautiful south-west facing landscaped garden, the garden can also be accessed via a side entrance or through the attractive summer house which has been converted into a garage. A downstairs cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. Additional living space can be found on the lower ground floor, with a family/media room and a fully fitted utility room. There is also

further storage available on the lower ground floor level. The spacious master suite is located at the front of the first-floor level boasting built in wardrobes, a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious en suite bathroom with twin sinks, a standalone bath and separate walk-in shower. A further double bedroom and contemporary family bathroom can also be found on the first-floor level, with a pretty balcony overlooking the garden. Three additional bedrooms (two with built-in storage and the other with a Juliet balcony) and a family shower room are arranged over the top floor accommodation. This fantastic property is positioned on Melody Road, between the junctions of East Hill and Trefoil Road. The amenities of Wandsworth Town and St John’s Hill are a short walk away, as are the open spaces of Wandsworth Common. Transport can be found at Wandsworth Town overland, a sevenminute walk away, with direct links into Waterloo. Furthermore, there are a number of excellent state and private primary schools nearby (subject to catchment areas each year).

‘Sliding concertina doors fully open to reveal a beautiful south-west facing landscaped garden’

Melody Road, SW18, £2,050,000, Rampton Baseley 020 3846 0999

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LOVELY ANDLARGE With seven bedrooms and four bathrooms, this large and imposing double-fronted Victorian home has lavish entertaining space and a beautiful west-facing garden, and an excellent standard of finish

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t is situated in an ultra-convenient location close to Clapham Junction and the wide open spaces of Clapham Common. Once owned by the celebrated Victorian novelist G A Henty, the family home occupies arguably the finest position in the street and offers well over 3,500sq ft of superbly finished living space. The current owners completely stripped the house back to its brickwork before re-plastering, re-plumbing and re-wiring, and incorporating top-quality double-glazed sash windows throughout. Clever incorporation of the old internal tradesman’s passageway has resulted in extra width to an already vast ground floor layout, which includes an extrawide drawing room to one side and a substantial dining room to the other. There is wood flooring throughout and lots of period details. To the rear, is a third sitting/reception room opening to the patio, whilst the well-fitted kitchen has been substantially

extended to create a wonderful family area, with views of its lovely garden, which benefits from backing on neighbouring Altenburg Gardens with equally deep gardens, offering superb seclusion. Upstairs, the master suite occupies one side of the house, with plenty of wardrobe space and a sumptuous master bathroom. Also on this floor are two more double bedrooms and a large shower room. Across the top floor are four further bedrooms (one of which has a fitted kitchen for live-in domestic help) with a family bathroom. Lavender Gardens is a one-way residential street which lies close to Clapham Common and the shops and restaurants of Lavender Hill. Numerous excellent schools are nearby, and the transport hub at Clapham Junction, with links to the City and West End, is close. Lavender Gardens, Battersea, SW11, £3.25million or £1750 per week for rent, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

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JACOBEANJOY One of the few and finest examples of a Jacobean Manor House still standing in London, built in the early 1600s, this Grade II* listed historical building has been painstakingly restored and converted into eight large luxury apartments

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he prestigious building is located in a prime location in sought-after Wimbledon Village, adjacent to Wimbledon Common and ideally placed for Richmond Park, Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club, Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, as well as the chic boutiques, restaurants and bars of the village High Street. The conversion by Octagon Developments, together with Criterion Capital has preserved the historic details while creating comfort and modernity. This beautifully appointed two bedroom, two bathroom

flat is arranged over the lower ground floor and is finished to the highest standards, featuring the latest technology. It is the only flat available with a private patio. The interior design is by the renowned designer Michaelis Boyd. Set behind a secure gated entrance, all the homes here include two private parking spaces and access to beautifully landscaped communal gardens to the rear. Flat 3, Eagle House, Wimbledon Village, SW19,  £2,750,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

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SULLIVAN ROAD, KENNINGTON, SE11 £1,195,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This five-bedroom Georgian terraced house is situated within Kennington’s hugely desirable, Walcot Conservation Area. At ground level you will find a rear addition

An and individual modern house inglass a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the John joiner, Merton, House is broadly andextraordinary side return, ensuring a generous livingcountry area; bi-folding separates this space from the kitchen. Created byartist a talented thePound kitchen enjoys ample storage Palladian in style and a wide, single storeyand building withrange largecooker windows looking the gardens. It was extended to utility include a garden room and a and worktop space; an isintegrated dishwasher a double withover extractor above. At the back of the kitchenin is 1978 a useful room/larder and space for a breakfast/dining The arear garden is a manageable size providing a secludedhas luxury. floor offers two parapets double bedrooms and athe family large studio complex table. including workshop and dark room . The property currently very The highfirst ceilings and brick surrounding roofbathroom; which has comprising a large free-standing Victorian bath, overhead shower, wash basin and a W.C. On the second floor there are two further doubles bedrooms as well as good storage space. access to a flat roof terrace; offering a west-facing aspect and an ideal spot in which to unwind. The mansard loft conversion comprises a master bedroom, with

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GODDARD HOUSE, GEORGE MATHERS ROAD, KENNINGTON, SE11 ÂŁ649,950 LEASEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This stunning top floor two-bedroom flat is situated in Goddard House; a modern development, with lift access. Enter from the fourth floor into a spacious corridor

An and The individual modern country in a stunning location. Builtcontemporary originally in 1962 the artist John Merton, Houseintegrated is broadlyfridge withextraordinary room for storage. kitchen, open plan to thehouse reception room, comprises fitted units, for a stainless-steel oven & hob,Pound dishwasher, Palladian in wooden style and is a wide, single storeyofbuilding large windows looking the gardens. It was extended to include garden and a and freezer, worksurfaces and plenty storage.with There is also a largeover cupboard housing a washing machine, just in off1978 the kitchen. Theabright androom expansive reception room is the ideal entertaining space, with room for .aThe L-shaped sofa,currently dining table and chairs and access a large balcony with great the Cityroof views. The has master large studio complex including a workshop and dark room property has very high ceilings andto brick parapets surrounding which bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room and its own south-west facing balcony, with Parliament views. The second double bedroom is perfect for a sharer, good storage space. home office or even a spare room. There is also a sizable family bathroom along the corridor. This property would be great for anyone seeking a central yet quiet

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bedroom and an open plan kitchen/ living area. The split-level coach house comprises an open plan kitchen/living area, bedroom, bathroom and a separate W.C. Durand Gardens, Stockwell SW9, £2,675,000 Freehold, Winkworth Kennington 020 7587 0600 ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES • Period Detached House • 7 Bedrooms • 5 Reception Rooms • 4 Bathrooms • Garden • Annex • Garage • Good decoration • EPC Rating E

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his stylish Victorian house offers turn-key accommodation for buyers and includes a large kitchen with wrap-around extension, a beautiful master suite, a west-facing garden and a bright loft conversion. Jedburgh Street is a quiet street off the North Side of Clapham Common. It is well-located for the Underground and also Clapham Junction Overground station, in addition to excellent schools and the shopping, wining and dining options of Lavender Hill, Clapham Old Town, and Northcote Road. The superb family house has been extended and renovated, whilst retaining many original features. All original windows are now sash double-glazed and hardwood oak floors run throughout the ground floor. The house benefits from an extra-large cellar, increasing

the ease and reducing the time/cost of a basement conversion, should further space be required later. The two receptions have been knocked into one large double room with original fireplaces and high ceilings with cornice and ceiling rose intact, whilst the spacious kitchen has been extended to side and rear. Doors lead out to a sunny and attractively planted west-facing garden. Upstairs the show-piece is a gorgeous master suite with dressing/bathroom. Together with a lovely light loft conversion, the upper floors house three more double bedrooms and a study served by two well-appointed bath/shower rooms, one on each floor. Jedburgh Street, Clapham Common, SW11, £1,360,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

ROOFTERRACE There are three double bedrooms in this superbly converted 1916 warehouse as well as the private decked roof terrace and ground floor patio area. The property has been Immaculately refurbished and offers a wealth of contemporary features including: underfloor heating, Lutron lighting, a luxuriously appointed bathroom and en suite shower room, high quality plumbing system, and well-equipped fitted kitchen. There is a spectacular loft-style reception/dining room with a double height vaulted ceiling that offers uniquely spacious entertaining space which includes 5.1 builtin surround sound with integrated speakers in all other rooms. This property also benefits from a triple aspect which creates a light, spacious and airy feel throughout. Dryad street is a very special location in the heart of prime west Putney. Quiet and secluded from any through traffic the house is still within easy walking distance of the amenities and transport links of West Putney. Dryad Street, SW15, £1,190,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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Name Hollie Stanley Estate Agent John D Wood & Co, Southfields Position Lettings Manager  Where do you live? Putney 

What and where was your first London home?

My first London home was in Brixton. I moved out of my family home in Esher and have not looked back since! I now live in Putney which I love as it is close to everything and everywhere I need to get to

Favourite open space in London?

Has to be Hyde Park, as I love being in Central London and it’s great fun in the summer

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

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his three-bedroom flat has two en suite bathrooms and a family bathroom. All the bedrooms are good-sized doubles, which makes this an ideal flat for a family or professional sharers. The bedrooms are newly carpeted and the living areas have wooden flooring. There is a separate laundry and a modern fitted kitchen. The development of Southfields Court in Augustus Road is highly sought after and is located only 250 metres from Southfields’ district line station, and is in easy reach of all the amenities of Southfields. The bright and contemporary flat has been recently renovated and is on the first floor. It has been finished to the highest standard.

What is your most treasured possession?

Augustus Road, Southfields, SW18, furnished or unfurnished, £2,600 pcm, John D Wood 020 8012 3984

My greatest achievement would have to be hitting budget every quarter since becoming a manager

Tell us something that would surprise people about you. I am allergic to fruit

Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase? Probably one of my designer bags

Favourite book, film or album now? The Secret

What did you want to be when you were growing up? I always wanted to become a teacher

My boyfriend, moisturiser and tanning oil My car 

What is top of your bucket list?

To spend two weeks in the Maldives

Who would you like to stuck in a lift with? Idris Elba

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Nandos

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SANTOS ROAD SW18 LOVELY TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT. TWO BATHROOMS. PRIVATE GARDEN. CLOSE TO EAST PUTNEY TUBE AND WANDSWORTH TOWN STATION. PRIVATE PARKING. UNFURNISHED. AVAILABLE JUNE. £530 per week fees apply

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BATTERSEA CHURCH ROAD SW11 A FOUR BEDROOM TOWN HOUSE. FOR FAMILY OR PROFESSIONAL SHARERS. CHARMING GARDEN. LARGE RECEPTION. WALK TO CHELSEA. 170 TO VICTORIA. £738 per week fees apply

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THERAPIA ROAD, SE22

ÂŁ1,600,000

A majestic, double-fronted five-bedroom detached home on one of the most delightful streets in the area. You have a separate, large annex with its own entrance, off-street parking at the front of the house and front and rear gardens with large storage sheds in the main garden. It’s close to schools, Peckham Rye Park and useful shops. Chain free.

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THE BEECHES, HONOR OAK RISE, SE23

£1,195,000

This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five-double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, a sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, masses of storage and a walk-in cellar. Find it on a magical no-through street at One Tree Hill, a few minutes walk from Ofsted ‘outstanding’ schools, restaurants, bars and trains/Overground links at Honor Oak Park.

IVYDALE ROAD, SE15

£999,995

A whopping five-double bed home measuring almost 1800-sqft with a wish-list layout and a south-west garden. Walk to Nunhead station in 1-minute, the high street in 3-minutes and Brockley, East Dulwich, Peckham or Telegraph Hill in only 10.

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EXQUISITEHOME Exquisitely lovely homes should always be viewed. This Victorian townhouse has a unique profile along Belvoir Road, which has an unusual range of Victorian and Edwardian architecture

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ot only is this home large enough for families (four double bedrooms, 2060 square feet), its layout should ensure far less squabbles (kitchen/diner, sitting room, one bathroom, two shower rooms, 100ft south-facing garden). This could arguably be the house you’re less likely to argue in! The kitchen has a contemporary, woodclad dining room attached that opens out to the garden terrace, so there’s heaps of eating space. Film-watchers can find sanctuary in the sitting room at the front of the house, away from the main action. Students or home-workers can bed down with books in the (sizeable) study and pop outside for breathers through the French doors. Getting ready in the morning should go well: there’s a first-floor shower room, a second-floor bathroom and an en suite shower in the first-floor rear bedroom. This might be your favourite bedroom-French doors open to the original wrought-iron veranda that hangs over the garden. There isn’t a bad bedroom here at all, so no ‘short-straw’ upsets either. All are doubles, beautifully turned-out and have stripped floorboards. Look out for original features such as fireplaces, coving, ceiling roses and picture rails. The attic room has wall-to-wall floating shelves while there’s a hallway cupboard on the landing and a walk-in storage area. Being 100ft and south-facing sounds impressive enough but the landscaping in the garden is divine. There’s an upper stone terrace that steps down to seating between giant built-in planters, before stepping down again to a wonderfully lush lawn. Borders have been creatively stuffed with architectural plants (artichokes, a mature fern and grasses), a young mimosa, verbena, hydrangea and a large passion flower spilling over trellis. The garden has lighting installed in to the ground and around the fire pit for magical summer evenings. It is also irrigated and has an electric cable already laid should someone want to add a studio at the bottom. There’s off-street parking at the front and a useful cellar below.

Forest Hill station is a 15-minute walk for trains (London Bridge and Victoria) and London Overground links (Canada Water, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington). There’s a Sainsbury’s supermarket, two delicatessens, a modern leisure centre with a pool, three developments of artists’ studios and excellent bars, cafés and restaurants. You can reach the centre of East Dulwich by bus in five minutes or walk in 15-20. The range of bars, restaurants, shops, boutiques and markets is superb and there are exemplary independents. There’s also a large gym, a Picturehouse cinema, a Co-operative supermarket and a library. Lovers of nature are in luck: Horniman Museum and Gardens is an eight-minute walk while Dulwich Park and Sydenham Woods are just five each. On the other side of the Park is Dulwich Village with its boutiques, eateries, superb pub and Dulwich Picture Gallery. A small parade of shops around the corner include a newsagent, florist, vet, beautician and a tapas bar. Local primary schools include Horniman and Goodrich (both Ofsted ‘good’) while older kids can apply to Kingsdale, The Forest School, The Sydenham School or either Harris academy at Peckham Rye (both ‘outstanding’). Belvoir Road, SE22 £1,350,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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Rommany Road SE27 £550,000 Freehold

Tarragon Grove SE26 £499,950 Freehold

This unique period terraced property is ideally located, on a quiet residential street that is just moments from Gipsy Hill and West Norwood

This modern property provides spacious accommodation, split over three floors, benefits from an allocated parking space and is just minutes from Sydenham high street.

Tivoli Road SE27 £450,000 Freehold

Wyneham Road SE24 £375,000 Share of Freehold

This well-proportioned semi-detached property comes to the market benefitting from front and rear gardens, potential for improvement throughout and a close proximity to West Norwood and Norwood high street.

Petermans are proud to present this unique and characterful one bedroom first floor conversion, on the highly sought after Wyneham Road, in the heart of both Herne Hill and the Dulwich Triangle.

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Idmiston Road SE27 ÂŁ750,000 Freehold This stylish modern family home comes to market in excellent condition and in a sought after location and boasting off street parking. Offering open plan living downstairs as well as a nicely maintained garden the property is in a good school catchment area.

Lamberhurst Road SE27 ÂŁ1,600,000 Freehold This extremely spacious detached property benefits from a well-designed layout throughout. This larger than average family home is well positioned to benefit from excellent local schools and the many shops, cafes and restaurants of West Norwood and Norwood Road.

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his breathtaking penthouse apartment, in the landmark Mary Datchelor School conversion, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and is the largest property in this development There are landscaped communal gardens, secure underground parking and remotely monitored CCTV as well as a top-notch finish throughout with Villeroy & Boch bathrooms, an Italian kitchen, Siberian pine flooring, underfloor heating, an integrated sound system and video entry phone. The apartment has high ceilings, two good-sized double bedrooms and a versatile mezzanine floor that can serve as a third bedroom or study as well as a huge living area. Camberwell Grove boasts some of the finest architecture in south London with a plethora of magnificent Georgian townhouses. This historic tree-lined avenue has long been popular with actors, musicians and broadcasters, and currently lawyers. At the southernmost end, the imposing facade of this former Victorian girls school gives way to an elegant gated entrance and a communal hallway. The apartment is on the second floor. The hallway is wide with oak flooring underfoot, crisp white walls and plenty of space for seating. Immediately to the right is the master bedroom suite, a large split level space currently configured with the sleeping area upstairs and a spacious dressing room/study/sitting room below with built-in wardrobes, high ceilings and tall double-glazed windows looking out over a mature magnolia tree in the garden below. The en suite bathroom has a

With six bedrooms, four shower rooms/WCs and two reception rooms, this elegant Victorian, semidetached house has spacious accommodation and well-proportioned rooms. It also has an extra ground floor WC, kitchen and dining room, an en suite dressing room for the master bedroom and a family bathroom. The house was built around 1860 and is in good decorative order with many period details including fireplaces, shutters and decorative cornices. It also benefits from off-street parking at the rear. The house is well located for the amenities and schools of Dulwich particularly Dulwich College, Dulwich Prep London, Oakfield and Rosemead. Transport links are good from Tulse Hill station with direct services to London Bridge and Blackfriars/St Pancras International. Tulse Hill is also ten minutes to Crystal Palace for London Overground services. Alternatively, West Dulwich station is within easy reach for the direct services to London Victoria. Maley Avenue, Tulse Hill, SE27, £1,895,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321

double width walk-in shower, high quality contemporary fittings, ample cupboard space and floor-to-ceiling shelves. Off the hallway is a corridor leading to the second bedroom with natural light flooding in through huge dual aspect windows. Both bedrooms have south and west facing windows overlooking the peaceful communal gardens below. The hallway continues to a stylish guest bathroom and on into the spectacular, light-filled living room – formerly the geography classroom – that overlooks Camberwell Grove on one side and the gardens on the other. There is enough space in this room for large sofas, a dining area and a full-size grand piano. Original wood beams span the length and breadth of the room, framing a lantern roof that rises to a height of 18 feet with remote controlled windows to ensure a good flow of air in the summer months. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with a vast granite worktop, integrated Siemens appliances, drawers galore. Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, SE5, £1,175,000, Wooster & Stock 020 7952 0595

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dding value to homes is everyone’s highest ambition. But doing something up to the nines before selling needs careful consideration. We have the client intent on ‘flipping’ her mother’s old flat. It’s taken her the best part of two years to come to agreement with the onerous downstairs neighbour (they share the freehold), extend the lease and artfully update the interior. The only thing we managed to talk her out of was getting planning drawn up and approved to extend into the loft. The entire process has probably cost around £40k and the flat is a one-bedder with a price ceiling of perhaps, with wind behind it, £280k. When we marketed it before all the hassle (low lease ‘n all), we had several offers at £250k and it’s been empty for over 18-months. Another of our clients has an ex-local authority house. It’s in a nice neighbourhood and about the same price as a period flat. The owners have spent a fortune on it and lovely it is too. But again, there’s a ceiling, price-wise,

as to what people will pay. In this instance, one feels it doesn’t matter how much you spend on a bespoke kitchen when an IKEA effort would do. The only things you can do in scenarios like this are: 1) sell in a stronger market or 2) don’t overspend on refurbishments. On the flip-side of the coin, our could-be-fab house in the hippest of spots is falling apart day by day. Owned by a charming family, they’ve decided to hang on to almost all of the (generous) garden and build their next home in it. It’s brave, financially understandable but tricky all at once. You try selling a family home at top whack with broken kitchen cabinets, a courtyard and the ghost of a glorious garden that isn’t included but is apparent from every rear window. We’ve had some fair offers, but our clients have their own valuation firmly in place. In this scenario, the options are 1) get an IKEA kitchen and 2) let your agent value your home. A good agent might just have some helpful advice. roybrooks.co.uk

An enchanting, double-fronted home with four roomy double bedrooms, two huge double receptions, a Mediterranean-style garden and off-street parking. Great proportions, superb locale and just moments from Peckham Rye station. Priory Villa, Elm Grove SE15 £1,195,000. Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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SPLITLEVEL FLAT A stunning and fully renovated two bedroom splitlevel flat with a private terrace large enough to comfortably dine on and river views on this quiet residential road in lower west Putney. The accommodation comprises a bright and spacious reception room, a fully fitted kitchen/ breakfast room, a conservatory with doors to the private terrace, two double bedrooms and a luxury bathroom. This fantastic flat boasts stunning views, a contemporary finish and is perfectly located for all the amenities and transport Putney has to offer. It is available from mid June.

ENTERTAININGSPACE With two whole floors of entertaining space, this four bedroom house with a large garden and invaluable off-street parking is an ideal home The semi-linked house is spread over four floors, with 3,000 square feet of living space. It is located on a prestigious street close to Wandsworth Common and transport via Clapham Junction. The imposing Victorian house has been extended at both lower ground and ground floor level to provide superb entertaining space. The lower ground floor features a huge front-to-back kitchen/dining/family room (and cinema area) with access onto the rear garden via full-width glass doors. Also on this level are a handy WC with adjoining sauna, a utility room and a store room. The ground floor has two large reception rooms. Upstairs, an impressive master suite

Bendemeer Road, Putney, SW15, £2,000 pcm, unfurnished, Warren 020 8780 1100

wraps around from front to back, with large walk-in wardrobe and superb en suite bathroom. There is a second double bedroom on this floor, together with two more bedrooms and a shower room on the floor above. At the top of the house, stairs lead up to a ‘bonus’ room in the attic. Outside, a magnificent and very long multi-level rear garden has been beautifully landscaped. Elsynge Road is a highly regarded street in a quiet enclave behind fashionable St John’s Hill. Wandsworth Common is close, with transport links at Clapham Junction Station giving direct connections to the City and to the West End. Elsynge Road, St Johns Hill, SW18, £1,495 per week, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

CLOSETOSTATION Only moments away from Streatham Hill Station, this practical modern one bedroom apartment is presented in excellent order throughout and offers the best of modern convenience living. The light-filled modern apartment is also close to local shops, restaurants and amenities, including the new M&S food hall, Sainsbury’s local, Starbucks and Batch &Co coffee shops and the ever popular Hood restaurant. The bright and spacious property is on the third floor, reached by a lift, of a small, secure modern brick-fronted block. The accommodation is all to the rear of the building so residents can enjoy peace and quiet and comprises a spacious double bedroom with wooden flooring and fitted wardrobes, a modern white and blue bathroom and a well-equipped fitted kitchen that opens onto the open-plan dining/ living room with wooden floors and windows to the rear. The property also benefits from gas central heating, double glazed windows and plenty of practical fitted storage space. There is a residents parking area to the rear. Wheatley Court, Streatham Hill, SW2, furnished, £299 per week, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

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six bedroom, semi-detached Victorian house that is ideal for a modern family and is located on one of Wimbledon Village’s most prestigious roads. The house has been extensively and sympathetically renovated by its current owners, and it exudes style and comfort, whilst having a plethora of both unique and period features throughout. The 3,966 square feet of accommodation is arranged over four floors. On the ground floor there is a grand entrance hall with unique tiling, study with space for two desks and a boot room at the side of the house, fitted with storage for both children and adults. The ground floor also houses the magnificent double reception room with formal sitting room and dining room with generous space for a large dining table and chairs. Both rooms are finished with attractive cornicing and the sitting room with a feature fireplace. At the rear there is another reception/ family room with a pantry and a newly fitted kitchen with dining space, Aga, additional oven and door leading onto the vast lawned rear garden of about 90 feet. Stairs lead down onto a converted basement currently used as a wonderful children’s play room but which could be

converted into an in house cinema. This floor also has a cloakroom and utility area. The first floor houses the master suite with a walk-in wardrobe, along with two further good sized double bedrooms and a family bathroom. This floor also houses a separated further bedroom with en suite bathroom and a kitchenette making it ideal for live in staff or guests. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a further storage/loft room. There is off-street parking for two to three cars with electric gates and an intercom system and a fully monitored Banham alarm system.

NEARTHE COMMON This large and imposing double-fronted Victorian home has lavish entertaining space, with seven bedrooms and a beautiful west-facing garden. It is located close to Clapham Junction and the wide open spaces of Clapham Common. The double-fronted house has over 3,500 square feet of living space. There is wood flooring throughout the ground floor and there are numerous period details in the three reception rooms. The kitchen, to the rear, has been extended to maximise light and the view of the lovely lawned garden. There is also a downstairs WC. Upstairs the impressive master suite occupies one side of the house with plenty of wardrobe space and a master bathroom. There are two more bedrooms on this floor with a large shower room. On the top floor there are four more bedrooms, one with a fitted kitchen for live-in domestic help and a family bathroom. There are numerous excellent schools nearby and Clapham Junction is also close, with links to the City and West End. Lavender Gardens, Clapham Junction, SW11, £1,750 per week, John Thorogood, 020 7228 7474

Lauriston Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 , £2,769 per week (£12,000 pcm), John D Wood 020 3151 5922

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STUNNER Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac on Coombe Hill Road, this stunning family home has been refurbished to a very high standard and offers bright and generous accommodation over two floors

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hall that runs the length of the house. There are also a drawing room and a study. The landscaped garden is gorgeous with lawn, trees, shrubs, terrace and a water feature. Coombe Hill Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2, ROA, Robert Holmes 020 8879 9669

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HISTORIC HOME The Lea is part of a beautiful period property that is rich in history. Having originally been built for Sir William Baliol Brett Knight in 1868, it is the oldest home on New Road

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landmark front wall and carriageway driveway make for a splendid entrance and a welcome to this historical four-bedroom home that no other property in Esher can offer. The grandeur continues when the front door opens into a magnificent doubleheight hallway with a sweeping staircase, a marble fireplace and a truly unique stained glass ceiling window which floods the home with light. The main reception room offers a more formal entertaining area with wood flooring, grand ceiling heights, original coving, a marble fireplace and French doors. The bespoke Martin Moore kitchen and utility room features a walk-in pantry, hand painted cupboards and a natural stone floor. A more informal living/family room follows on from the kitchen, creating a homely and social space for any family.

There is also a downstairs WC and access to the cellar which offers huge development potential. The exquisite master bedroom has a dressing room and a modern en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, one of which has an en suite, and a large family bathroom with a roll top bath. An outside courtyard offers a quaint al fresco dining area while a pathway leads to the expansive garden, a secret gem in the heart of Esher. With a swimming pool, mature shrubbery and total privacy, this is a tranquil setting that few properties can offer. This home is the chance to own part of Esher’s history as well as an unparalleled and unique family home.

‘A landmark front wall and carriageway driveway make for a splendid entrance’

New Road, Esher, KT10, £2,495,000, Knight Frank Esher 01372 464496

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SAILORS’ AHOY This substantial four-bedroom house comes with a rare opportunity to buy a water frontage to Langstone harbour – complete with a slipway

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his attractive house with well landscaped gardens, front and back, is in a sought after location on a leafy lane in West Hayling, within a half a mile of Hayling Golf Club on West Hayling. It is within half a mile of Hayling Golf Club, the seafront and beach. There is convenient local shopping at West Town village where there is also a park and community centre. The property offers the potential to extend (subject to the usual planning agreements). There is a gas radiator heating system and is partly double glazed. The accommodation includes an entrance hallway with a shower room and cloakroom, a south-facing lounge/ diner, a kitchen/dining room with a lovely

conservatory that looks out over the charming garden. There is also an annex area with a bedroom, an en suite bathroom and lounge – ideal for guests, a live-in nanny, a teenage hideaway or a granny flat. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with a family bathroom. A third double bedroom is on the second floor. To the front of the property there is a brick built detached double garage, car port and brick built shed. The front garden is also large and there is extra parking space on the drive.

‘It is within half a mile of Hayling Golf Club, the seafront and beach’

Sinah Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire, offers over £900,000, Morris Dibben 023 9246 5941

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WEST COUNTRY LIVING When Ian and Tania Conroy moved down to the West Country to keep an eye on Tania’s ageing father, they couldn’t resist taking on a project

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he result, four years later is a complete renovation of an old farm dairy into a comfortable and stylish home plus two first class cottages which are used as holiday lets. Ian says: “The holiday lets brought in about £28,000 last year for six months of the year and you could extend the business by keeping it going out of season and doing b&b in the main cottage.” The site is on two levels and the main residence approached from the front has a warm ambience with a double-sided multi fuel burner separating the living accommodation with a cosy sunroom for relaxing. The cottage has three double bedrooms and a family bathroom with a separate shower room. At the back of the main property are two self-contained cottages. Lower Carlane Court is an immaculately presented two bedroom cottage and The Stables is a three bedroom cottage with vaulted ceilings. There is a large courtyard with parking for several cars, a double garage, an art studio, a workshop and a car port with space for six more cars. Ian says: “It really is huge with a nice little plot. The three homes would also suit

an extended family, with each having their own private home but close enough to be together. Everything has been rewired and replumbed. The building regulations governing farm buildings were quite tight but the result is that it still looks like a barn and hasn’t lost any character. “It’s tough living in chaos but worth it in the end. We have definitely added value, and Tania will be sorry to leave her lovely kitchen.” They are not sure where their next home will be, but since Tania’s father died they feel the call to either move nearer to London and friends or to the north east closer to Ian’s parents. He said: “Ultimately we’ll look for another project, but maybe find somewhere for a couple of years where nothing needs doing. We would stay here but we moved 10 years too soon. We are in our fifties and if we were in our sixties this place would be a nice little retirement place with an income from the cottages. “This is a lovely little village and we are only 10 minutes from the beach at Slapton Sands.”

“The holiday lets brought in about £28,000 last year for six months of the year”

Carlane Court, Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon, £1,200,000, including the two holiday cottages, Fulfords 01548 853747

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THE THATCH, RINGSHALL, STOWMARKET IP14 A very well presented 3 bedroom detached, cottage set in idyllic grounds in the quiet rural village of Ringshall. £475,000

ABBOTTS STOWMARKET 01449613113

Tor House, St. James’ Road, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 Tor House is a impressive 8 bed detached Grade II* listed property. This stunning property set over four floors features a wealth of elegant and classical interiors dating from 1792. £800,000

COUNTRY AND WATERSIDE TRURO 01872 240999

Green End Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 A well presented three bedroom semi-detached home located in Chesterton, less than two miles away from Cambridge city centre. Chesterton is a much favoured residential area east of the city with many local amenities, shops and schooling. Asking Price £425,000 TUCKER GARDNER 01223 350800

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Horse Pasture Cottages, Maidstone Road, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells TN2 Beautifully positioned character property with approximately ten acres, separate annexe and 3 stables. £900,000–950,000

FREEMAN FORMAN, TUNBRIDGE WELLS 01892 515300

CHESHAM HOUSE, CROCKSTEAD, UCKFIELD TN22 Stunning New build set in large gardens with amazing views to the South Downs. Very high quality and spec with double garage. EPC: A. £975,000

FREEMAN FORMAN UCKFIELD 01825 766636

Sea Salt, Sunny Corner Lane, Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 Exceptionally presented 3 BEDROOM detached property within the popular location of Sennen. The property has stunning sea and rural views and is within walking distance to Sennen Cove. EPC: D. £675,000 COUNTRY AND WATERSIDE TRURO 01872 240999

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BURNT TOAST COTTAGE, HIGHER KEMYELL, LAMORNA, PENZANCE, CORNWALL, TR19 £575,000

A beautifully presented 3 bedroom picture postcard cottage enjoying panoramic views across the English Channel set in a stunning rural location surrounded by open countryside. EPC: E.

COUNTRY AND WATERSIDE TRURO 01872 240999

VIGOES COTTAGES, SHEFFIELD PARK, UCKFIELD, EAST SUSSEX TN22 Home and income in a beautiful location, Cottage with 4 holiday cottages with excellent income. Set in gardens and paddocks. EPC: B. £1,400,000 FREEMAN FORMAN UCKFIELD 01825 766636

Warnham House, The Green, Dial Post RH13 A beautiful four bedroom detached residence overlooking the village green. Detached double garage, enclosed garden, four reception rooms. EPC: D. £950,000 KING AND CHASEMORE, STORRINGTON 01903 745761

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PARK COTTAGE, LYE GREEN, EAST SUSSEX TN6 A charming detached Grade II Listed family home, with delightful established gardens and far reaching views. Guide price £1,250,000–£1,350,000

FREEMAN FORMAN TUNBRIDGE WELLS 01892 515300

Otter Holt, Granary Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 An impressive detached 5 bedroom house with self contained annexe. Close to beach. Double garage. Far reaching estuary views. EPC: C. £995,000

FULFORDS BUDLEIGH SALTERTON 01395 443758

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HORSEMANSTONE, LLANTEG, AMROTH. PEMBROKEHIRE SA67 Character filled 16th century farmhouse with 4 letting units and approx 4 acres close to the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline. EPC: E. £850,000

JOHN FRANCIS, TENBY 01834 842859

Colebrook Cottages, Colbrook Road, Brighton BN12 A four bedroom detached family home, built in 1996 by the present owners, positioned in a quiet setting with picturesque views. Large driveway & double garage. EPC: D. £900,000

KING & CHASEMORE. PRESTON PARK 01273 505141

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The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, Essex A fantastic detached chalet occupying an impressive wide corner plot situated in one of Thorpe Bays most sought after roads. EPC: E. £720,000 ABBOTTS THORPE BAY 01702 582 249

ROUND HOUSE BARN, TREWORGA, TRURO, CORNWALL TR2 A beautiful three bedroom detached barn conversion with unique roundel and mature gardens in pretty rural hamlet on the Roseland Peninsula. EPC: F. £575,000 COUNTRY AND WATERSIDE, ST MAWES 01326 270744

Tipsy Cottages, Battle Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 Rare portfolio of four holiday let cottages which includes owners/managers accommodation in a lovely setting close to Robertsbridge 1.5 acres. EPD: E. £750,000

FREEMAN FORMAN ROBERTSBRIDGE 01580 881188

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ESTATE AGENTS

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OIEO £585,000

It is within the pages of a colour magazine that you would expect to see such wondrous gardens as those which accompany this significant four bedroomed detached residence situated on this most desirable of roads. The Restaurant/Cultural Quarter along with the Mainline Railway are a short walk away, the latter connecting with London St Pancras International in under an hour. Bishop Stopford Church of England Secondary School and the primary schools of Hawthorn Road and St Peters Infants are also within easy reach. An outstanding home in this most desirable, ultra convenient setting. EPC RATING: C Headlands, Kettering Kettering 01536 417888

Grounds for Excitement

OIEO £525,000

Enjoying significant wrap around gardens, nestled discreetly within this small, select cul de sac, this substantial detached residence offers an impressive, versatile interior. The heart of Wellingborough is within easy reach, the mainline railway connecting with London St Pancras International in under an hour. EPC RATING: D Kilborn Close, Wellingborough Kettering 01536 417888

Edwardian House

OIEO £475,000

This impressive four bedroomed family home set on the quiet, leafy Headlands is an eight minute walk from the mainline railway station (London St Pancras in under an hour). The town centre, highly rated schools and Restaurant/Cultural Quarter are a short walk away. There is also a private driveway and double garage. EPC RATING: D Headlands, Kettering Kettering 01536 417888

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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Battersea & Nine Elms

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

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

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THRESHER OWEN

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

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

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Crystal Palace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Herne Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kingston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tooting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABELS WORLDWIDE REMOVALS UK RESIDENTIAL, EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL MOVING

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

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LAST WORD Chloe Andrews, Lettings Manager, John D Wood Wimbledon Describe your property career to date. I started my lettings career in Weybridge six years ago. After a year there I began to look for a new challenge in a faster market which lead me to John D Wood & Co in Richmond. This is where I really found my feet as a lettings agent and moved my way up to become manager in Wimbledon. I love the south west region and I feel it really suits my style of work. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? What I love about this job is you get to meet so many different people from all walks of life. My highlights are probably as a negotiator, finding someone their dream home and making it work. Negotiating the deal is always fun. Describe the biggest challenges. The biggest challenge we face is managing client expectations. Although the rental market hasn’t taken a massive hit in terms of rental values, some landlords are, year on year, looking for increases on their rent. Sadly the market isn’t there right now and although we do strive to achieve the best possible rental for our clients we also have to be realistic with what the market activity is telling us.

What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Take in as much experience and knowledge from the colleagues around you as you can. The more information you have the better an agent you will be and always try to find your own style in how you negotiate. What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? There are always compromises to consider when buying a home – location, size and price. Once you have confirmed which one you cannot compromise on you can work from there to find the right home for you. What sets south London apart? I love south London because I believe you get the best of both worlds. You have access to beautiful greens and parks as well as night life, restaurants and bars. It doesn’t take long to get to the city either and transport is extremely easy. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? In terms of the lettings market I believe it will continue to thrive. It is a desirable location for many people and for all different reasons. There’s always a

variety of properties available that will suit a single professional as well as growing families – something for everyone! Recent highs, recent lows? I cannot say there have been many lows. My most recent highs are being promoted to Wimbledon Lettings Manager within a company I love to work for and being able to develop my career and skills further in this new role. I also got engaged in December which is very exciting and I am very much looking forward to the year ahead! What is your top location south of the river? Top location has to be Richmond, I just love the lifestyle. I believe it has everything you need, a high street with great shops, restaurants and bars along the river, the beautiful Richmond park and easy access into central London. The properties are fantastic too. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? If I were not an estate agent I would have loved to give an acting career a go! I really like the idea of playing different characters all the time and visiting different locations.

Personal. Bespoke. Innovative. johndwood.co.uk

Hillview, Wimbledon SW20 A four/five bedroom family home located in a quiet residential road in a sought after area of Wimbledon. This spacious home comprises a large living room, eat-in kitchen with patio doors leading out onto the southwest facing garden, four bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, family bathroom and a study which can be used as a bedroom. Further benefits include ample storage space, side entrance and off-street parking. £2,750 pcm John D Wood, Wimbledon Lettings 020 3151 4293 www.johndwood.co.uk

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Located in the heart of the Givons Grove private estate Triple aspect drawing room Excellent walking and open space near by

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Guide price £1,435,000

Oxshott Way Estate, Cobham A beautifully presented detached family home with a modern and contemporary finish.

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Excellent family accommodation Newly fitted contemporary kitchen/breakfast/ sitting room Landscaped garden over 0.4 acres

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Guide price £2,750,000

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Homes for sale in Esher. Foley Road, Claygate

Kinsheron Place, East Molesey

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A modern second floor apartment with open plan living. EPC: C. Guide price £420,000

Carleton Close

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Modern home offering open plan living in a sought-after location close to Claygate's local amenities. Guide price £1,325,000

Hillcrest Gardens

A well-presented family home approximately a fiveminute walk from Esher station. EPC: E. 4

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Guide price £1,350,000

Esher Green, Esher

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Family home in the catchment area for Hinchley Wood School. EPC: F. Guide price £1,365,000

Hampton Court Road, East Molesey

1 Second floor period apartment that has recently been renovated and offers views over Bushy Park. EPC:D.

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

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