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LONDON PROPERTY

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MARCH 2019

BREXIT BONUS

DULWICH DELIGHT

Long-term luxe lets

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Homes to buy in Battersea SW11 Simpson Street, Battersea SW11 This house has a unique character, having been designed by an architect. • • • •

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Retractable roof in sky garden Open plan kitchen/dining room Modern kitchen and appliances Approximately 1,722 sq ft

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Matt Smith looks forward to helping you. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5936

Guide price £1,695,000

Warriner Gardens, Battersea SW11 This apartment has been refurbished and extended to the highest of standards. • • • •

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Original fireplace Large roof terrace Open plan kitchen and reception room Approximately 958 sq ft

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Matt Smith looks forward to helping you. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5936

Guide price £925,000

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

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Desirable flat overlooking Clapham Common.

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Thornton Place, Clapham SW4 Built in 1860, Thornton Place is a magnificently restored Grade II listed building. This substantial apartment is set over the first and second floors. It benefits from a private garden, parking, onsite dedicated concierge services and views over the 220 acre tree-lined common opposite. • • •

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

Balconies overlooking Clapham Common Lift service Approximately 2,092 sq ft

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Nightingale Lane, SW12 £585 per week A spacious three bedroom split level flat within close walking distance to transport at Clapham South and Balham. The flat comprises of three double bedrooms, a large reception room, separate kitchen breakfast room, one bathroom, a shower room and a cloakroom. EPC – D. Battersea Office 020 7978 4404

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Station Parade, SW12 £335 per week A modern one double bedroom flat close to the amenities and excellent transport links in Balham. The flat has a large modern open plan reception room and kitchen, one double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and one bathroom with a shower. EPC – C. Balham Office 020 8675 5050

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Inside

MARCH 2019

48 NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. Renters are hunting out Brexit bargains, says Jenny Knight 11 The Word. Matt Smith sees the market keeping calm and carrying on

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

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SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

30 The Trend. Bedside beauties

20 Heads-up. The Ofsted effect on house prices, bridging the gap and bringing back the elms – and art – to Nine Elms

31 So SOUTH. Something fishy?

21 Word on the Street. Could renting without a deposit become the norm?

34 Growing Concerns. Top garden tips

22 A day in the life of a trainee solicitor

11 VIP Property. Simon Cowell mansion hunting in Wimbledon?

27 Celebrating 8 years of SOUTH magazine 44 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 52 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer looks at the possibility of better mortgage deals for energyefficient properties 74 Secret Agent. Anntonia Redding of John D Wood & Co revealed

33 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best

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15 South West London. A handsome house over five floors with views of Clapham Common 28 Home Compare. Super semis 37 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress 45 NEW HOMES. Jonny Enticknap, Head of Hamptons London Residential Development,

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92 reviews a successful start to the year 54 South West London. A uniquely designed Victorian house in Battersea and a spacious two bedroom flat in Wandsworth

55 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A handsome and versatile house with a modern extension 59 Robert Holmes Coombe. A period cottage with consent for improvement 68 South West London. A wonderful garden flat in Putney, a former Victorian hunting Lodge in SW2 and an apartment in a prestigious 1930s’ mansion block 75 South West London. A stunning houseboat in the heart of Chelsea and a spectacular apartment in St George Wharf 86 South East London. Two stunning homes in East Dulwich

This semi-detached, spacious property offers a generous living space over four floors and k stylish finish throughout -from @knightfran #home #realestate #kitchendesign

88 Luxe Lettings. A super smart apartment in Lombard Wharf Battersea and a spacious garden flat in Balham 89 Lettings. A three bedroom home close to Wandsworth Park, a new mews house in Tooting and a roomy one bed flat in Balham 90 Super Prime Let. A very desirable family house in Wimbledon Village 

COUNTRY 92 A fine country house with land in the Surrey Hills 100 A delightful house with a fascinating history in East Sussex 102 Arts and Crafts with a lovely garden in Winchelsea

FINALLY 113 Last Word. Jill Bennetts, Regional Manager at Freeman Forman, has the final say

A beautifully presented Victorian mid terrac e house - from @johndwoodco #estateagen t #exterior #architecture

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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT. TUFTLOVE Tufted pom poms adorn the soft pink cotton duvet cover and pillowcases of this bed linen set created by the renowned Australian bed linen designer Linen House. In 100% cotton, it’s linen-like texture gets softer with every wash and doesn’t need ironing! Coordinating cushions are available. It’s also available in ivory. £34. www.frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk

SWITCH TOSWISH! A statement lamp with a black ceramic base and swirling grass shade. A clear flex runs down the back of the lamp base. Argile lamp, £265. www. abodeliving .co.uk

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ARTONTHEEDGE

Jeff Koons has been called the world’s most famous, controversial and subversive living artist, and until June 9 you can see his work at world’s oldest public museum – the Ashmolean in Oxford. This major exhibition offers an exciting journey through a career that has pushed at the boundaries of contemporary art. From the moment he burst onto the scene with floating basket balls and ready-made objects to his recent re-working of classical statues and Old Master paintings, Jeff Koons has, at turns, delighted, shocked and intrigued his viewers. Curated with Koons himself, the show features 17 major works, from the 1980s to today, 14 of which have never been to the UK before. www.ashmolean.org/jeffkoons

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TOPDRAW South-west London based The Vale London has launched its first range of exquisitely hand-drawn, design-led wallpapers and fabrics. Blending sleek minimalist styles with trending maximalist designs, The Oakley Collection is inspired by striking flora, fauna and traditional textile practices from around the globe and are realised in just three key colour groups for mix-and-match versatility. The company was founded by Melinda Marquardt – a trained artist with an extensive background in textiles – who intricately illustrates each design by hand, using both pen and ink drawings and watercolour painting. The artwork is then embroidered, digitally screen printed or woven onto 100% natural materials. Wallpapers from £200 per 10m roll, fabrics from £85 per m. www.thevalelondon.co.uk

We love a fringe! Sainsbury’s new summer collection includes these two monochrome lovelies featuring texture, tassels and that fancy trim. Spot print cushion, £12 and woven tassel cushion, £16. www.sainsburys.co.uk

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HOMEFRONT Renters are hunting out Brexit Bargains as they swoop on long leases for high end properties at very reasonable rents, says Jenny Knight

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ccording to Jilly Bland from Robert Holmes’ lettings department, the Brexit Bonus comes because there has been a trend for foreign corporate tenants being repatriated early – typically after a year, instead of the planned three years. Jilly says: “This has given prospective tenants more than the usual choice and also the opportunity to press for a price reduction, therefore prices have fallen across the board. Never before have Sales and Lettings shared so many available properties.” Jilly adds: “They have worked out the costs and decided that if they get a good deal on a rental property they will bank their capital and think about buying again in a few years. We are getting far more local families agreeing leases for three years, than used to be the case.” She feels that because most larger homes in Wimbledon may be of an age requiring some regular maintenance, owners have decided they can rent a mid-market house for about £5,000 to £7,000 per calendar

month, save money, and retain the same lifestyle, keep the children in the same schools, keep the same commute and be in the same position to decide on the next purchase once the political landscape is clearer. And renting allows them to keep their options open, by avoiding the usual constraints and complications associated with being tied to a ‘chain’. Selling up in the hope of buying again at a cheaper price is generally considered a rash plan. The chances are that prices may remain stable or alternatively may fall and recover very quickly as happened after the crash of 2008. The high costs of buying and selling added to stamp duty can also deplete any profit. Jilly says: “Local vendors are selling and people have genuine concerns about the property market and value levels over the next six to 12 months – this is unusual. Normally when there is a big event, such as an election, people tend to tread water while they wait to see the effects, but there are definite signs of Brexit panic.”

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his attractive Victorian house, over three floors, has been refurbished to a high specification with style and flair while showcasing all its period features – tessellated tiles on the front path, fireplaces and period cornicing. Designed for modern family living, the double reception has oak flooring with a feature fireplace, from here steps lead down to a fabulous kitchen/dining/family room with underfloor heating. Bi-folding doors lead out to the landscaped garden. The master bedroom, on the first floor, has a bay window and built-in wardrobe space. There are three further bedrooms on this floor plus a family bathroom. The top floor has another bedroom, study/bedroom and a shower room. The house is in the heart of Barnes village, in soughtafter Cleveland Gardens with a good range of shops, art galleries, boutiques and award-winning restaurants and bars nearby. The duck pond, green and common and Thames towpath are a few minutes walk away. There are good travel connections and a wide choice of schools.

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Cleveland Gardens, Barnes, London SW13, guide price £2,100,000, Savills 020 8939 6900

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THE WORD

OUTOF TOWNBUY...

Matt Smith, Partner and Office Head at Knight Frank Riverside, sees the market keeping calm and carrying on as Brexit looms

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he property market in Battersea is quickly gaining pace as spring approaches. Many deals are taking place “off market” with sellers preferring to hold off marketing until after March 29th but still very much willing to sell at a reasonable price. There seems to be a definite sentiment that now is actually a good time to buy and that in fact, we may well have passed the bottom of the market. Predictions at times such as these are very difficult to foresee, but with buyer registrations up by 32% year on year, and prices down from the peak, it is clear that there is both frustration and pent up demand. Houses remain extremely popular between £800,00 and £1,500,000 for growing families and those looking to trade up from a flat. We have seen tremendous demand for houses in The Diamond Conservation Area, The Shaftesbury Conservation area, “The

Sisters”, and “Little India”. Flat and house sales around the park always perform well and we have seen competitive bids on multiple properties recently, which has been something that seemed to have been confined to the past. We have an increasing selection of properties for buyers and tenants and together with our offices in Clapham, Chelsea, Wandsworth and Dulwich also have a significant selection of buyers in the SW area. It’s always a pleasure to contribute to this column and I usually try not to sound too much like a typical estate agent. I suspect I haven’t managed to accomplish that this time, but it is so pleasing to write that the market seems to be keeping calm and carrying on. It’s British pluck and stiff upper lip. After all, how much longer can one wait – take that Brexit uncertainty.

This substantial and elegant doublefronted Georgian style house is located on this most desirable private residential road in Weybridge and offers approximately 6,843 sq ft of accommodation set over three floors. A glorious master bedroom suite with a Juliette balcony, dressing room and en suite bathroom, plus three additional bedrooms, a family bathroom and an additional en suite shower room are on the first floor. The upper ground floor has two reception rooms – each accessing a patio area, study and a cloakroom. The lower ground floor living area consists of a beautiful bespoke kitchen, integrated Miele appliances and a breakfast/family area which leads to the courtyard patio & BBQ area, study, utility room with a dumb waiter lift accessing all floors, a family/ cinema room, cloakroom. The house is is close to Walton-on-Thames mainline station as well as outstanding public and private schools. Offered to the market with no onward chain. John D Wood & Co 01932 645014

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Where? On the corner of St John’s Hill, a ten minute walk from our Northcote Road office.

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What’s it like? Cosy with a real range of different types of coffee and brunch foods. ©Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX/Shutterstock

ossip has it that Simon Cowell plans to leave Holland Park and neighbours such as Robbie Williams for Wimbledon. Cowell has made his name and fortune with TV successes such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (most recently he was behind the BBC’s The Greatest Dancer). He’s reportedly spent £15m on a new home to be nearer to an excellent school for Eric, his four-yearold son with American partner Lauren Silverman. Another Wimbledon home said to have interested them is The Grange, close to the common and the village, designed by Sir Aston Webb who was the architect for the facade of Buckingham Palace. Built in 1889, the handsome and impressive property has eight bedrooms, an indoor pool and gym. It is for sale with Robert Holmes & Co, POA.

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And the food? Story Coffee is as well known for its brunch selection as it is for its coffee. My favourite things on their menu are their amazing cheese toasties and their classic avocado and sourdough toast.

Drew Zendra Associate Director Savills Northcote Road

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Lanson Building, Battersea SW11 Chelsea Bridge Wharf is located on the south side of the river Thames by Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Park. Sloane Square underground station is within walking distance. All times and distances are approximate. • • •

Matt Smith looks forward to helping you. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7683

Approximately 831 sq ft of living space Open plan kitchen and generously sized balcony Contemporary fittings and floor to ceiling windows throughout

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Homes available to buy in Southwark. Shad Thames, Southwark SE1 A gorgeous penthouse in the prestigious St. Saviours Wharf conversion.

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Guide price £1,500,000

Boss House, Southwark SE1 Apartment offering a large living space, perfect for socialising and hosting.

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Guide price £800,000

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Warren Park, Kingston upon Thames KT2 Warren Park is conveniently located close to Kingston Town Centre with its excellent shopping facilities, as is the A3 trunk road offering fast access to Central London. Train stations at Norbiton and New Malden provide frequent services to Waterloo. • • • •

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

Completed to a high specification throughout Very spacious rooms on all three levels Also offers a two bedroom detached cottage Approximately 9,213 sq ft in total

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FIVEFLOORS, FIVEBEDS This handsome house has five bedrooms and overlooks Clapham Common. It is bright, spacious and has views over the wide open spaces of the common and also towards the City

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bay fronted grand dining room is off the hallway, leading onto an immaculate kitchen and then to the garden. The property currently has a selfcontained flat on the ground floor with the potential to extend into a large kitchen/sitting room. On the first floor there is a spacious double reception room, overlooking the common, with a feature fireplace and elegant cornicing. A double bedroom is on the rear of this floor with an en suite bathroom. On the second floor, a large master bedroom is set to the front of property, with a bay window offering an

abundance of natural light and green views. The master bedroom also benefits from a dressing room and is conveniently located next to a large bathroom. One further double bedroom is also positioned on this level along with another bathroom. The top floor houses another double bedroom with eaves storage. The house also has a wine cellar and large utility room. Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, ÂŁ2,300,000, Knight Frank 020 3667 6751

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Properties to call home

Henning Street, SW11 Reception/kitchen/dining room, master bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate W.C, garden, 193 sq m (2,076 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide £2.2 million | Freehold

Abercrombie Street, SW11 Newly refurbished, reception room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, 2 double bedrooms, fourth bedroom/study, family bathroom, separate W.C, patio garden, 137 sq m (1,473 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide £1.1 million | Freehold

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

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

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

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Savills Battersea Park

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Savills Northcote Road

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Savills Wandsworth

020 8877 1222

North Side Wandsworth Common, SW18 Reception room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, communal garden, storage room, 126 sq m (1,360 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ899,999 | Leasehold Approximately 178 years remaining

Lavender Hill, SW11 Open-plan reception room/kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), 71 sq m (765 sq ft), EPC=B

Guide ÂŁ675,000 | Leasehold Approximately 119 years remaining

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Personal. Bespoke. Innovative. johndwood.co.uk

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Address, Area, PC Butler Med 12.85pt Description. Approx. x,xxxx sq ft. Energy Rating: x Gotham Reg 6pt Summary of accomodation. Gotham Reg 6pt

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Immaculately presented double fronted three bedroom Victorian house for rent. Located within the Nightingale Triangle on a quiet residential road this

Address, PC Butler Med 12.85pt house is close toArea, Balham and Clapham South tube stations (Northern line) and good local schools. This enchanting double fronted detached Victorian

house has plenty of natural light and extremely well balanced living space. The ground floor has a contemporary kitchen/dining room with ample space Description. Approx. x,xxxx sq ft. Energy Rating: x Gotham Reg 6pt for a Trinity dining table andWandsworth doors to the private enclosed 324 Road, SW18 3RG garden. There is a separate and beautifully decorated reception room and downstairs cloakroom. The first floorof is accomodation. dedicated to three double bedrooms and a shower room. Temperley Road is a quiet residential road in the heart of Nightingale Triangle and is Summary Gotham Reg 6pt 020 6642 ideally 3151 situated for some excellent schools including Holy Ghost, Honeywell, Thomas’s, Broomwood, Oliver House, Hornsby House and many more. EPC: E Xxxxhold Guide Price £xxx Gotham 6pt Medium wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk £3000 per calendar month

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Petworth Street, Battersea, SW11 John D Wood & Co. Battersea Lettings are pleased to bring to market this wonderful four bedroom family home. Set across three floors, the ground floor comprises eat-in kitchen and reception room with French doors leading out to a large private garden. The first floor comprises family bathroom, two double bedrooms and master bedroom which overlooks the front garden and has ample built in storage. On the second floor there is a further double bedroom Park and family bathroom. There is also a separate basement laundry room. Set ideally for the local amenities which Battersea has to of501 Battersea Road, Battersea SW11 4LW fer you are a few minutes away from Albert Bridge allowing access to Chelsea and the popular Kings Road. Also within about a 10 minute walk from 020 3151 5578 Thomas’s School and 15 minutes from Newton Prep School. EPC: D.

battersea@johndwood.co.uk ÂŁ5200 per calendar month

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HEADS-UP THERICH AREALWAYS WITHUS

Activity in London’s super prime residential market bucked the Brexit trend in 2018, with a surge in the number of sales worth over £15 million, up 43 per cent from 2017, according to Savills. Almost £4 billion worth of prime London homes worth over £5 million changed hands in 2018, up 10 per cent on 2017 – demonstrating that the central London market has very different drivers to the capital’s broader, more domestic prime markets. The average price paid for very high value properties was £3,375 per square foot – 14 times the average across England as a whole “The price falls we’ve seen in the central London market, when combined with the depreciation of sterling, means the trophy properties of central London look relatively good value in an international context,” said Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills. “Despite the backdrop of political uncertainty and a less welcoming tax environment, these figures are clear evidence that London remains an attractive place for a growing pool of international high net worth individuals to live and conduct business.” “The sums spent at the very top end of the market demonstrate the ultimate and enduring appeal of London’s most rare trophy properties – both heritage and new – when they come to the market,” said Jonathan Hewlett, Head of Savills London residential business.

OFSTED TOBLAME The average price of house in England where schools have a high Ofsted is almost £40,000 more than in areas with a lower rating. According to figures from Confused.com in London home buyers could be paying up to £1.7 million to be accepted into the best local school. The data by Confused.com reveals that the average house price in London close to an ‘outstanding’ primary and secondary is £635,949, rising to an average £1,795,725 in south Kensington.

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Hamptons International has partnered with Refill, an award winning initiative to prevent plastic pollution at source. Refill aims to make it easier to reuse and refill your water bottle on the go than buy a single-use disposable plastic bottle. At a time when we should be looking at simple ways to reduce our own plastic consumption Refill have made it easy by creating a free app that anyone can download to find Refill stations local to them. Hamptons International is the first national estate agent to join the movement and sits alongside a host of other well-known high street businesses including John Lewis, Whole Foods and Pret A Manger. To date Refill has over 800,000 users with 15,000 Refill stations on the app. If all these Refill stations are used just once a day, it would stop around 5 million plastic bottles at source each year. Hamptons International will display a Refill sticker in each of its 90 branch windows, and the app will share the location of every branch to encourage and invite members of the public to fill their water bottles for free. This partnership is the first of many environmentally focused initiatives due to be unveiled in Hamptons International’s 150th year. Such initiatives will all form part of Project Planet which aims to look at ways to make the business environmentally conscious whilst making a positive change and contribution to the planet. To find your local Hamptons International branch and many other distributers of free water refills please download the app today: www.refill.org.uk/get-the-refill-app/

NINEELMS After years of only seven elms, the Nine Elms community have joined forces to replant the eighth and ninth elm trees next to the Battersea riverfront. Wandsworth Council Leader Cllr Ravi Govindia, led a team of local residents and businesses to plant the remaining two trees along Nine Elms Lane, opposite the US Embassy. The Nine Elms place name has been traced back to the 17th Century and nine elm trees were known to be standing on Nine Elms Lane in the 1840s. The elms are thought to have been replanted several times since then. In recent years, one of the elm trees was blown down in a storm and the other was felled due to disease. Cllr Govindia said: “It was a privilege to play a part in restoring the namesake of this historic part of the borough. I would like to thank the Nine Elms community for coming together to re-plant the elm trees - they included long-standing residents and established businesses as well as new residents and entrepreneurs who have recently moved into this fast-growing district.”

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WORD ON THE STREET BRIDGETHATGAP A new walking and cycling bridge across the Thames, is planned to link Nine Elms and Pimlico. The recommended location crosses the river between Grosvenor Road riverbank on the north side of the Thames at Pimlico and Kirtling Street, near Battersea Power Station in Nine Elms on the south side. Over the next decade Nine Elms is set to become a major new commercial hub in London, providing new culture, leisure and retail facilities alongside new office space attracting

major, international occupiers, such as Apple. The proposal for the Nine Elms Pimlico Bridge is part of a package of measures required to support the growth of the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, as identified in the Mayor’s London Plan. By 2030, 20,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs will be created there. The recommendation by a group set up by Wandsworth Council concludes an extensive consultation process as well as technical investigations into three feasible location options.

ARTY Bellway Homes’ The Residence in Nine Elms is creating a space within the development for Matt’s Gallery to move into. Within a 12 minute stroll of the Residence there are two galleries, StudioRCA, Royal College of Art exhibition space and the Amstel Gallery, featuring photography, paintings and sculptures. There is also a riverside garden, ten-minutes’ walk away, named “From Dusk to Dawn”, that has benches that move in the direction of the sun, while also doubling as planters, creating a space to reflect and contemplate. Emma Hamlett, Sales Director at Bellway Thames Gateway says: “We are proud to contribute to art and culture within Nine Elms. The Residence hopes to build upon the prolific arts presence in the local area and creating an exhibition space onsite is a wonderful way to do this.” The Residence has stunning floor to ceiling windows and private balconies or terraces, with views over the River Thames and beyond. On-site amenities include a fully equipped gym, residents’ lounge, meeting suite and the services of the 24-hour concierge.

Could renting without a deposit become the norm? CHARLES WELLER PALACE GATE LETTINGS In short no! I think it’s highly unlikely to become the norm, as deposits would be replaced with an insurance backed deposit policy. As with any insurance, claims would be a lengthy and difficult process with many insurance policies trying to avoid a pay out, with little recourse for the Landlord to resolve claims through any independent adjudication! There is also uncertainty as to what these schemes would cover, such as  cleaning and outstanding rent, or whether it would be damages only.  Without a deposit there would be concerns that tenants would take less care of a property, with their own money not being at stake. Based on this we don’t think landlords would want to go down this route.  From June 1st, 2019 deposits will be limited to 5 weeks rent on all Assured Shorthold or Licenced tenancies.

GRAEME YOUNG MARSH & PARSONS Scrapping deposits is a hot news topic at the moment, but there is no getting away from the fact that a large number of landlords typically favour an old-fashioned cash deposit as security, not only against the condition of the property, but against any shortfalls in rent that can occur during or at the end of a tenancy. It is a traditional and trusted system, with clear and straightforward protection from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), and whilst the new insurance-type deposit replacement schemes are in their infancy, I see that cash deposits will remain for the foreseeable future. The actual amount of deposit that can be held during a tenancy will reduce from the June 1st anyway, providing tenants with reduced costs at the start of the tenancy where the insurance schemes are not available.

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Day in the life of a trainee solicitor... Kenneth Anom, a trainee solicitor at national law firm Stirling Ackroyd Legal describes a typical day. Kenneth is based at the firm’s head office in London 8.00AM
I like to arrive early, especially on Mondays when the office is still quiet, and I can have some time to review my task list for the day and for the week ahead. This helps me to work out what I need to prioritise. I can also check the calendars to look at the meetings and appointments that have been scheduled by the partners and associates I am working with. 9.00AM
I check my emails and tackle any urgent matters that require my immediate attention. For instance, a client may have sent an email over the weekend requesting clarity on the use/structuring of a special-purpose vehicle in a corporate transaction, or on some other issue. I am presently in my first seat as a trainee solicitor within our corporate department. As a trainee, I am always mindful to run all advice and decisions past my supervisors to ensure that they are legally and commercially sound. The team gives me as much support as I need and, as I develop, I am given more responsibility.   10.30AM The corporate, commercial and litigation teams hold a weekly conference call across all of the Stirling Ackroyd Legal offices on a Monday morning. We discuss the work that we anticipate being involved in that week and allocate tasks accordingly. Having worked within different firms in the past, I find that regular communication between branches provides a valuable insight into the firm as a whole and is a good opportunity to learn more about the matters that other members of the team are working on, and to offer assistance where needed.   11:30AM I receive a call from one of the senior partners. A client has attended our head office with an urgent commercial matter. With my pen and notepad, I go down to meet them. I cannot stress the importance of keeping clear, concise notes, because information is vitally important and can be crucial to the case at hand. Following the meeting, I discuss the matter further with the senior partner and consider a plan of action. I reflect on my notes and voice my opinions. This is a relatively new area for me, so I have the opportunity to ask for clarification on any points that were raised in the meeting that I was unsure of.

1.00PM
Lunchtime. As an avid gym member, I tend to prepare my lunches in advance. Lunchtime is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow colleagues, get some fresh air and more importantly, food in my belly.   2.00PM
After catching up with a few of the trainee solicitors on my way back to my desk, I check my emails and get back to my task list for the day. I have been asked to draft Heads of Terms pertaining to a prospective corporate merger.   4.00PM
I also maintain a portfolio of residential and commercial property transactions. I meet with another senior partner with a list of queries I have relating to a few residential property matters. The team at Stirling Ackroyd Legal are very friendly and approachable and we are always encouraged to feed the flow of communication, whether it is in writing, via phone calls or asking questions to members of the team.    5:15PM
Today we have a drafting workshop, which is run by one of our partners. This is an interactive session and we work as a group (over sandwiches and cake!) to consider a draft agreement and discuss modifications and improvements that can be made to a number of the clauses.   6.30PM
I dictate my meeting notes from the client meeting I had earlier in the day, just in case we need to refer to them later. I then check and respond to some emails before I head off to the gym.  

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT STIRLING ACKROYD LEGAL AND THE SERVICES WE OFFER, FEEL FREE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.STIRLINGACKROYDLEGAL.COM. OR ALTERNATIVELY, TO CONTACT US AND GET A FREE QUOTE, CALL OUR CLIENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON 0203 058 3365 OR EMAIL ENQUIRIES@STIRLINGACKROYDLEGAL.COM

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Guide price: ÂŁ2,900,000 STC Rental: ÂŁ5,700 PCM (inc. gardening) A spacious eight bedroom, five bathroom, three reception family home presented in excellent order throughout within the heart of the prestigious Coombe Estate. This lovely family home enjoys a South facing rear garden and wood flooring to the ground and first floors. This wonderful property is within walking distance of Marymount International School, Rokeby School and Holy Cross prep for girls, situated in a leafy residential close.

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Kingston Vale, SW15 4 Bedrooms

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Proudly celebrating eight years of success! Here’s what our agents are saying... “Alison, thank you. You have always been a great support to Knight Frank Wandsworth and we are really pleased to help celebrate 8 years of SOUTH with you and your team. We wish you many more successful years ahead and hope to continue to be a part of it.“ SAM SPROSTON, PARTNER AND OFFICE HEAD KNIGHT FRANK, WANDSWORTH

“Since the London Property SOUTH magazine started publishing some 8 years ago, Knight Frank in Wimbledon has advertised in every issue. We are very impressed with the quality of the magazine which is very much liked by our customers.  The mixture of property advertising and editorial features means that the magazine seems to have a long shelf life and therefore has great value to us.  As well as being a great magazine, Alison Hurcombe and her team are exceptionally nice people to work with.”  DOMINIC PASQUA, PARTNER AND OFFICE HEAD, KNIGHT FRANK, WIMBLEDON

“I have been advertising in South Magazine since its conception 8 years ago. It has grown into a really well respected magazine covering a large area of South London and now even Surrey. Alison works so hard and is dedicated to constantly improving the magazine both in print and their on line offering. South Magazine is the only paper magazine we advertise in now and it constantly delivers an excellent product. Well done Alison and congratulations on 8 years!” WENDY PETERMAN, DIRECTOR, PETERMANS

“Since its inception, we have been advertising in London Property South and been delighted to be part of this quality publication every month. Whilst the magazine showcases some of the finest property for sale within the south of London, it also has useful marketing comments and interesting articles to the process of buying property.” GUY LEANING, DIRECTOR, ROBERT HOLMES, COOMBE

“London Property South is the go to publication for local news and where to read informative articles and editorial comment about the market. Congratulations Alison and the team.”

“Exceptionally good-looking and well put together, South magazine impresses vendors and buyers alike. It’s a brilliant addition to our marketing mix and we simply wouldn’t be without it.”

ALEX OPPENHEIM, DIRECTOR, JOHN D WOOD, BATTERSEA

JANE ROBATHAN, MARKETING MANAGER, ROY BROOKS

“London Property South is without doubt one of my personal favourite publications because it features best in class property in our local areas and is widely read and appreciated by our customers. The content is always interesting and fun and well edited. Alison Hurcome and her team are always so helpful to us when we want to feature our property for one of our customers and often give us superb well written editorial to showcase our customers’ homes. Happy 8th birthday team.” MATT SMITH, PARTNER, OFFICE HEAD, KNIGHT FRANK, BATTERSEA AND RIVERSIDE

“Congratulations on another anniversary, celebrating an excellent magazine! Eight years since its launch and still going strong! Well done to Alison and everyone at London Property South, all of whom are a pleasure to work with. I’m sure that the magazine will continue to be enjoyed and have a strong presence in the area for many years to come. “   CHARLES WELLER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, PALACE GATES LETTINGS

“London Property South is a great title for the local community. We’ve enjoyed working with the team over the last eight years.” ROBIN CHATWIN, SAVILLS, HEAD OF SOUTH WEST LONDON

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“Happy 8th Birthday Alison and London Property South!  The eight years have flown past but London Property South is and will always be the leading monthly magazine for South London. It’s all down to your sheer hard work and commitment to your clients and readers.   I’m sure you’ll still be leading the way for many more years to come... “

“We have been advertising in London Property South Magazine since its conception in 2011, Alison has always been a pleasure to deal with and we believe that the publication is the best of its type for South West London Agents.”

JOHN CHASE, DIRECTOR, FIRST UNION

“8 years has just flown by! Working with London Property South is such a joy, everyone is very supportive and offers a great service. We are very lucky to have a wonderful publication to showcase our properties across South London. It makes us and our clients extremely happy. Thanks to you all!”

“I am the greatest fan of London Property South! It is THE property magazine locally and offers great exposure for our clients. The team are professional and a joy to work with. Well done Alison and everyone on another brilliant year.” REBECCA HIGGINS, OFFICE HEAD, KNIGHT FRANK CLAPHAM

“Congratulations to Alison and London Property South. Eight years has flown by! The quality of the magazine is superb. I originally advertised as a London agent but escaped to the country and my sellers here are so impressed with the coverage their country homes get. The response from the London buyer market is fantastic.” JONATHAN LLOYD-HAM, PARTNER, FINE AND COUNTRY NORTHAMPTON

JOEL BASELEY, DIRECTOR, RAMPTON BASELEY

TOM FLOYD, SALES MANAGER, WINKWORTH KENNINGTON

“Kettering has experienced a definite migration of buyers from London and the South, the London Property South has been a highly effective platform to connect with buyers in and around London and to showcase the lovely homes and villages in and around Northamptonshire.” JAMES SMITH, DIRECTOR, HENDERSON CONNELLAN, KETTERING

“In the age of digital media it is a great testament that South magazine continues to go from strength to strength. We were there at the start and I thank you for all your advice and support over the years – many congratulations on your 8th anniversary and wishing you many happy returns!” MARC WIEHE, DIRECTOR, WINKWORTH STREATHAM AND HERNE HILL

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Sitting on an extremely wide plot with huge potential for extension to the side, loft and basement, this substantially wide, newly decorated, Victorian family house, in the heart of the Honeywell catchment area in SW11, also has a large sunny garden and private side access. It’s close to excellent schools and the popular Northcote Road and Clapham South station. John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

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Willoughby’s West is a spectacular four bedroom Edwardian Manor House in Oxshott that has undergone a meticulous restoration programme by the current owners. The property sits amidst mature gated landscaped gardens and has a lovely south facing terrace, formal lawns, and an area of orchard and plenty of parking for several cars. Knight Frank Cobham 01932 591600

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This stunning three-bedroom, stone-built cottage is in the heart of the Northamptonshire village of Brigstock. It’s deceptively large and has been fully renovated throughout to create a dining/kitchen with woodburning stove set into an Inglenook fireplace, and a generous sitting room. It’s set in an enclosed cottage style garden with an elevate terrace. Henderson Connellan 01536 688064

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PICKOFTHE PAPERBACKS BOOKOFTHEMONTH THE GIRL IN THE FOG BY DONATO CARRISI LITTLE BROWN £8.99 A village mystery high in the Italian Alps. Sixty two days after a girl called Anna Lou vanishes a man is arrested, his shirt covered in blood. What does he know about Anna’s disappearance? Detective Vogel sets out to solve the mystery, ignoring all correct police procedure. The clues are confusing and maybe false, yet Vogel is determined to find the truth at the heart of this dark community.

MONSIEUR KA BY VESNA GOLDSWORTHY VINTAGE £8.99 The London winter of 1947 is freezing cold. Albertine, the wife of a British army officer often abroad on covert government business, feels alone and miserable. Eager to distract herself with work, she takes a job as companion to the mysterious ‘Monsieur Ka’, a Russian emigre. As she is drawn into Ka’s dramatic past, her own life is shaken and she becomes tempted to make changes.

THE CACTUS BY SARAH HAYWOOD TWO ROADS £7.99 A story about learning to let go. Susan Green is 45 and has a passion for logic. Suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and learning she might become a mother herself, her greatest fear is losing control. Then she learns that her mother’s will favours her brother and she wants to prove that her brother somehow forced the mother to write this unfair will. This is a feel-good book for lovers of The Rosie Project or Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

THE BONES OF GRACE BY TAHMIMA ANAM CANONGATE £8.99 The last in Anam’s Bengal Trilogy, this novel tells the story of Zubaida who is on a journey to unearth the past. She is studying paleontology at Harvard and is engaged to a young man back in Dhaka. She goes out to the scorching deserts of Pakistan, and the bones of an ancient whale and then back to Bangladesh, and the key to her story, which is one of lost love and conflicted identity and the urgent need to discover who we are, before we can truly belong anywhere and truly love anyone.

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Growing concerns...

MOVE OVER CHARLES

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atherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, is revealing her green fingers with a co-design for the RHS Back to Nature theme. Showing how much she has in common with Prince Charles, she has worked with Landscape Architects Andrée Davies and Adam White for the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and has come up with a woodland garden that includes a hollow log for children to climb through, a den, waterfall, stream and tree house. Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, said: “We couldn’t be happier with the wonderful design by The Duchess of Cambridge and Andrée and Adam for our Garden at Chelsea this year. “The RHS’s Garden is a beautiful natural space for families to get together, play, dig, grow plants, connect with nature and spend time in the great outdoors – something core to us as a charity to promote, inspire and encourage people to do.” The tree house, the centre piece of the garden, is constructed from a beautiful tree with a high platform clad in stag horn oak. It has a natural feel, with the stag horn looking like a bird or animal that has built a home in the tree. A swing seat hangs from the branches, creating

a place for children and families to play together. There is a waterfall and stream for families to play with water, from floating Pooh sticks and chasing them along the stream, to making dams with stones and sand to attract more wildlife. Children and adults alike can balance on the stepping stones or simply relax by the stream, paddling in it on a hot day. The RHS Back to Nature Garden is key to the RHS’s partnership with NHS England, promoting the physical and emotional well-being that access to green spaces and gardening provides. After RHS Chelsea, much of the planting and some of the landscaping will go to an NHS Mental Health Trust. The Duchess and Davies White will be co-designing two further RHS Gardens, to be seen at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (2 July-7 July 2019) and RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, in the autumn. Tickets from www.rhs.org.uk/shows 

NEWCREEPYCRAWLY The RHS has identified its first new garden pest of 2019 – the unsightly cotton stringy scale (Takahashia Japonica). It was found on a magnolia in Berkshire and is thought to have been imported into the UK. The egg masses on the scale insect resemble a white wrapping around the branches. Fortunately the pest although unsightly is not thought to cause any problems for the host plant. A native to Asia, it has spread around the world with plant trade and is prevalent in parts of Italy. In addition the immature scales that hatch from the egg masses can spread via wind. The RHS is keen to hear from gardeners who find the pest in their garden so that it can build a picture of host plants in the UK and tailor advice to gardeners. Magnolias, mulberries, elders, sycamores and dogwoods are thought to be a favourite. Gardeners can remove the egg masses with a stiff brush and water. Gerard Clover, Head of Plant Health at the RHS comments: “The cotton stringy scale is the first new pest detected this year. On average four are found every year but the global plant trade is exacerbating the spread of pests and diseases and gardeners need to be alert to changes and maintain good plant health. “Unlike some other pests we expect to find, the scale insect causes little to no damage to the plant but will undoubtedly cause some concern for gardeners.”

Richard Carman and Davies White Ltd

KEEPSNIPPING

Some plants like a good prune and others definitely do not. Plants like magnolias and camellias can be left alone, but others like to be beheaded. Dogwoods, grown for colourful bark, should be cut back to within three inches of the ground because the colour on new shoots is much better than on the old ones. Because this brutal treatment can leave a horrible gap in the border, it’s better to snip half one year and half the next, or even cut the stems down on a three year rotational basis. Buddleia also produces its best flowers on strong new growth. Snip out the weak or straggly growth completely and then cut back the other stems to within the last two pairs of buds. The flower heads on hydrangeas should be left on over winter, if you want the shrub to flower again the next year. About now you can think about clipping off the old flower heads. Cut off just above a strong looking bud. Many hydrangeas that have put on bulk can also be split down the roots to make new plants – but you need to do this before the new growth starts for the year.

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TOPGARDENTRENDS To gauge the hot new garden trends for the coming year, The Society of Garden Designers asked some of its top designers for their predictions for planting, materials, design and styles take centre stage. While Barbara Samitier expects industrial and reclaimed materials and encaustic tiles to be used more and more in urban gardens to complement the growing interior trends.

CLIMATE CHANGE GARDENING A key trend for 2019, designer Sue Townsend, Member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD), says she is creating more ecological gardens to cope with the extreme weather conditions experienced in the UK in recent years. Her advice is to plant the right plants for the conditions of each garden, to store water and to allow excess water to be collected, then dissipated through the soil.  HOUSE PLANTS AND HANGING PLANTS Sculptural and architectural plants will dominate in 2019, says Joe Perkins MSGD. “The continuing rise in popularity of houseplants is being translated from the outside with exoticstyle plants with architectural leaves and stems making bold statements.” Joe also predicts that we will be seeing more hanging plants in our gardens. Not traditional hanging baskets, but plants with foliage, colour and texture which can be used as accessories to pots and planters. INTERIOR MEETS EXTERIOR Both Darren Hawkes and Barbara Samitier MSGD think the colourful approach in interiors will be creeping into the garden in 2019. Darren Hawkes predicts the arrival of bold print, clashing colours and the inclusion of large leaved plants in our gardens. He thinks we should be “taking kitsch in to the garden” by introducing bedding plants in bright coloured planters or letting Pompon Dahlias

TEENAGE HANG-OUTS Karen Rogers thinks the growing demand for teenage hang-outs in gardens will gain momentum in 2019. Karen designs these gardens with secluded garden buildings or separate seating areas featuring outdoor fire pits or fireplaces. She says: These spaces require clever screening from neighbours as well as good lighting and planting that absorbs as much noise as possible.” Joe Perkins MSGD expects the trend for fire pits, outdoor kitchens and other lifestyle accessories will continue way into 2019 as we still want our gardens to be a setting for shared experiences with friends and family. WILD AND LOOSE Nature is coming to the fore in 2019, says  Louise Harrison-Holland MSGD of Blue Tulip Garden Design and we will see on-going support for wildlife corridors in the wider landscape, especially around the survival of our native hedgehog, whose numbers have plummeted in the past years. Louise says: “The move toward a slightly looser, wilder style of garden design will help support this initiative.” She predicts hedging will become the number one choice for garden boundaries next year. Jon Sims MSGD of Alladio Sims echoes this saying: “We will see a move towards more natural, less manicured gardens, which we create mixing strong architectural styles with an abundance of naturalistic planting”. VIBRANT HOT COLOUR According to Sue Townsend MSGD sizzling jewel colours are set to make a return to our gardens in 2019. Sue predicts vibrant, hot colours combined with sultry purples and blues, while Barbara Samitier MSGD expects to see a move away from the blue and pink colour palette that has become so familiar in our gardens in recent years. She says: “Don’t be surprised to see a shift towards orange and even yellow which has taken a back seat in many gardens of late”. Designer Jon

Sims MSGD expects the rise of porcelain in garden design means it won’t be long before the demand for indoor colour creeps outdoors. He envisages a move away from using replica stone in the garden and an increase in colour choice and pattern in hard landscape materials. For a garden that suggests luxury, Joe Perkins MSGD recommends combining red and purple alongside greys and blue-greys in plant foliage. He too is seeing a trend in younger garden enthusiasts looking to style their outdoor space as they would an indoor room, using bright coloured accessories or furniture. Joe cautions that simplicity and repetition are the key for success here.

For help bringing your garden bang up to date in 2019, the Society of Garden Designers provides access to garden designers right across the UK, offering a complete garden design service, including planting plans, hard landscape design, construction drawings and specialist design elements. For more information see www.sgd.org.uk OnTheMarket.com For a longer version of this feature see www.londonpropertysouth.co.uk

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ERLANGER ROAD, SE14

£1,425,000

Huge five-bedroom home with a (self-contained) basement, original features, kitchen/diner, bathroom, shower room, double reception and ravishing 109-foot south-facing garden. Near Zone 2 trains/Overground links and Haberdashers’ Aske’s.

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PRIME LOCATION This wonderful, five bedroom family house has a 75 foot long, southfacing garden that includes a children’s playhouse and a sunken trampoline

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he house itself is of substantial proportions and has off-street parking. It is close to Wandsworth Common, with good transport links available at Wandsworth Common and Earlsfield stations.  It also falls into the The Beatrix Potter catchment area.
 house is set back from the road and offers well-balanced family accommodation and generous living space. The property is decorated in fresh neutral tones and opens into a deep, wide entrance hall creating a sense of space. Off the hallway to the front is an elegant, wellproportioned. bayfronted reception room with an attractive fireplace. To the rear is a second reception room, with glass doors through to a conservatory/dining room, which benefits from an abundance of natural light thanks to the southerly aspect. It has underfloor heating and bespoke fitted blinds. French doors at the rear open onto the beautifully landscaped, mature south-facing garden designed with both family living and entertaining in mind. A fitted kitchen offers a good range of granite topped units and cupboards, integrated appliances, double oven and cooking range. Upstairs, on the first floor,

there is a generous double bedroom to the front with two more double bedrooms to the rear, one with a vanity unit and green views of the garden. A children’s nursery bedroom/dressing room, an upstairs cloakroom, linen store and a family bathroom are also located on this level. Across the top floor is a generous master suite with a dual aspect and an en suite bathroom with a separate glass fronted rain shower. Excellent storage space can be found under the eaves. There is also planning consent for a basement and loft extension. H e r o n d a l e Avenue is one of Wandsworth’s most favoured streets due to its wide tree-lined aspect on the doorstep of Wandsworth Common. The area is extremely well served by good state and private schools and falls into the Beatrix Potter catchment area. There are also excellent local sporting amenities for children including Battersea Ironsides junior rugby, and The Spencer cricket and Magdalen Park tennis clubs.

‘Well-balanced family accommodation and generous living space’

Herondale Avenue, Wandsworth, SW18, £2,150,000, Knight Frank 020 8682 7777

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SPACIOUS LIVING With more than 2,000 square feet of living space, this four bedroom flat is one of the largest available on Battersea’s select Prince of Wales Drive

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t is situated on the second floor of the only period mansion block benefitting from a lift and the property has views towards Battersea Park and unusually, a southerly and westerly aspect, which gives an abundance of light throughout. The four bedrooms and three bathrooms (two en suite) provide ample accommodation. Furthermore, there is a double reception room and dining area which is perfect for entertaining as well as for family living.

Another benefit is the on site porter. York Mansions is a substantial Victorian block, on Prince of Wales Drive and opposite Battersea Park. Being set at the eastern end of the drive, the flat is well located for Battersea Park railway station with its direct access to central London. It is also offers easy access to Chelsea Bridge.

‘York Mansions is a substantial Victorian block, on Prince of Wales Drive and opposite Battersea Park’

York Mansions, Battersea, SW11, £2,200,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661

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GLASSVISTAS This bright and appealing family home has a distinctive contemporary feel and is set within a delightful cul-de-sac just off Copse Hill

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he ground floor has been extended to create clever glass vistas that give a vibrant sense of space and

light. The home is modern with high ceilings and an abundance of glass and light but still retains a warm and convivial atmosphere. A bright and airy entrance hall leads onto a sleek, contemporary open plan kitchen with a full range of fitted units as well as top quality integrated appliances. There is a large central island with casual breakfast bar seating, as well as a spacious dining area with floor to ceiling bi-fold door leading out to the terrace affording lovely views of the garden. A cleverly designed, full height corner of glass visually connects the kitchen with the reception room. There are two splendid reception areas with attractive hardwood flooring; the larger of the two makes the most of the natural light with three large architectural skylights and more glass bi-fold doors onto the terrace and garden. The front reception room has a charming bow window and pretty working fireplace. A good sized cloakroom and a utility room with a door to the side access complete the ground floor.

A pristine white staircase leads upstairs to a wide landing and hall with four bedrooms and a large immaculate family bathroom. The second floor is completely given over to the master bedroom and en suite shower room and is flooded with light from large windows on all sides – giving superb views. There is a garage with access from the house as well as off-street parking for two cars and an elegant, well landscaped front garden. The rear garden is green and quiet with mature trees and shrubs and backs onto the wide open spaces of Lindisfarne playing fields. Melville Avenue is in an ideal location – only a short walk to King’s College School, The Rowans, and Squirrels and is also convenient for Rokeby, Marymount and Holy Cross as well as other excellent state schools. The designer boutiques and shops, restaurants and cafés of Wimbledon Village are a little over a mile away and the 1,100 acres of Wimbledon Common are only a five minute walk away. Melville Avenue, Wimbledon, SW19, Robert Holmes & Co, POA, 020 8947 9833

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PANCAKE RACE Greenwich Market

EARTH HOUR Various locations

Tue 5 Mar, from noon

Sat 30 Mar, 8.30pm

Make your way to Greenwich Market for some flippin’ good pancake races – as a team, with friends, on your own or just to watch. There are medals to be won and pancakes will be served all day. Everyone who enters gets a free pancake to eat! Fancy dress optional and donations to The Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. Register teams at anna@grenhosp.org.uk www.greenwichmarket.london/events

This WWF initiative invites people to turn off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm GMT for Earth Hour 2019 and raise awareness of climate change and the natural world. Last year, millions of people across 178 countries took part to show their support for the planet with a global ‘lights out’. And expect plenty of London landmarks and institutions to get in on the act this year. www.wwf.org.uk

Until Sun 27 Oct

Discover amazing wonders from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks from an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station – over 50 models using half a million LEGO® bricks. There are also interactive play areas. www.horniman.ac.uk ©Pierre Bonnard L’atelier au mimosa 1939-46 Musee National d’Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou)

WHAT’S ON...

BRICK WONDERS Horniman Museum

range of events taking place across literary London. This year’s highlights include a discussion and screening celebrating romantic comedies, both on the page and on screen; a conversation with Daisy Coulam, ‘Grantchester’s’ lead scriptwriter and a conversation about the enduring appeal of Oscar Wilde. www.londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk

WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL Southbank Centre

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR Battersea

Fri 8 Mar-Sat 9 Mar

Thur 7 Mar-Sun 10 Mar

Famous female artists, writers and activists will participate in a host of panel talks, workshops and conversations, uniting to call for solutions to modern societal challenges – and what lies ahead – for women at the ninth WOW festival. This year also includes two very special conversations with Angela Davis on March 8, and with Naomi Klein on March 9.  www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Discover an array of original artworks from a curated collection of living artists, all priced between £100 and £6,000. Whether you know your Hockneys from your Hirsts, or are simply looking to dip your toe into the world of contemporary art, friendly, expert gallerists will be on hand to help you choose the perfect piece to suit your space, taste and spend. www.affordableartfair.com ©Guy Bell

ST PATRICK’S DAY FESTIVAL Trafalgar Square Fri 15 Mar-Sun 17 Mar

A lively celebration of Irish music and ceilidh dancing, things to do for the children, an exhibition, film festival and traditional dishes from the Irish Street Food Market. The parade sets off at noon on Sunday from Piccadilly. www.london.gov.uk

LONDON BOOK AND SCREEN WEEK Various venues Mon 11 Mar-Sun 17 Mar

Until Mon 6 May

This, the first major exhibition of Pierre Bonnard’s work in the UK for 20 years will allow new generations to discover Bonnard’s unconventional use of colour. The exhibition concentrates on Bonnard’s work from 1912, when colour became a dominant concern, until his death in 1947. It presents landscapes and intimate domestic scenes. www.tate.org.uk

Until Mar 10

View costumes created for Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in Oscarnominated film The Favourite, and see the historic filming locations for key scenes, at Hampton Court Palace this spring. Scenes from the movie were filmed at various locations within the palace in the spring of 2017. The costumes were designed by Oscar and Bafta winning costume designer Sandy Powell. www.hrp.org.uk

©Warren Elsmore

London Book and Screen Week brings storytelling and the written word to life, uniting the capital’s avid readers, writers, game, film and TV fans with a diverse

PIERRE BONNARD: THE COLOUR OF MEMORY Tate Modern

THE FAVOURITE COSTUME DISPLAY Hampton Court Palace

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NEWHOMESUPDATE

Bowling Green Mews in Wimbledon – a gated scheme of magnificently crafted 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses, due to launch in May.

Jonny Enticknap, Head of Hamptons London Residential Development, reviews a successful start to the year

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ere at Hamptons International Residential Development, our ‘Back To Basics’ strategy has resulted in an extremely successful start to the year. In an uncertain market, our dedicated team of new homes specialists has committed themselves to old fashioned estate agency and with this in mind have exchanged well over target in January. The key to our success is our strong, dedicated team, which continues to grow and expand. Will Stebbing is the latest addition to our team. With over 12 years of impressive experience in the property industry, Will has joined as an Associate Director, responsible for the sales and marketing of New Homes in central London. Our strong sales team is further complemented by our Development Consultancy team, which has provided pricing support for over 80 sites in January alone. The Development Consultancy team offers developerfocused advice which spans from the point of site acquisition, all the way to creating successful sales and marketing strategies. With projects ranging from niche high end schemes in Prime Central London, to large scale mixed-use projects in regeneration areas, the team provide comprehensive pricing advice in order to secure maximum Gross Development Value (GDV). With the support of our Development Consultancy

team, we will be launching numerous sites across London in Q1 and Q2. Two of these schemes are located in South London, an area that continues to perform well if units are priced appropriately. One of these sites, Bowling Green Mews, is due to launch in May. Situated to the south west of Wimbledon, this gated scheme features a selection of magnificently crafted 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses. Each home mixes the character of traditional English architecture, bright contemporary open-plan layout and a luxurious modern specification. Furthermore, the houses feature discreet renewable energy systems which will help to reduce the impact on the environment and keep household running costs to a minimum. Located in Raynes Park, South West London’s cosmopolitan hub, residents of Bowling Green Mews will benefit from frequent train links between Raynes Park and Central London, with a journey to London Waterloo taking just 21 minutes. To close the first quarter of 2019, we are looking forward to attending MIPIM where we will be meeting a range of property industry professionals to discuss how our successful New Homes and Development Consultancy team can assist them. If you’d like to meet up with our team, please get in touch with Jonny Enticknap on 0203 451 1544 or email enticknapj@hamptons-int.com

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CLOSE TO PARK T he second phase of homes in Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, has been launched by St William, who specialise in redeveloping gasholder sites in communities Bowden House consists of 90 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with open-plan living spaces and an abundance of natural light. Each home has a covered private terrace or balcony, with most overlooking the landscaped central garden. The flats are moments from Battersea Park. Altogether the former five acre gasworks site will hold 955 homes. As well as the landscaped garden there will be a new public square. Residents at Bowden House can choose from two distinct palettes. One a sleek dark colour scheme and the other lighter for bathrooms and kitchens. Throughout Bowden House, Prince of Wales Drive’s industrial heritage is referenced through textured materials including stainless steel and granite or composite worktops. The living rooms have LED downlights with dimmable features, underfloor heating with touch screen controls and a video entry system.

Facilities include 24-hr concierge services, roof terrace and gardens, pool and spa and a gymnasium. Bowden House includes The Premium Collection: six, three-bedroom, threebathroom apartments with triple aspect views and balconies and terraces. They have sustainably sourced oak floors in the hallways, living and dining rooms. Bedrooms in The Premium Collection, like all homes in Bowden House, are fitted with fluted glass wardrobes and automatic lights. The master suite opens onto a private terrace with modern glass balustrades, offering sheltered outdoor space. Queenstown Road and Battersea Park Overground stations are both less than a five-minute walk away and west London locations like Sloane Square and The King’s Road are within walking distance. By 2020 the Northern Line extension in Battersea Power Station is expected to be running, cutting journey times to the City and West End to under ten minutes. Bowden House, from £700,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, 0203 053 6901 or www.princeofwalesdrive.co.uk

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NINEELMSPOINT This architect-designed development offers a range of one and two bedroom apartments in a popular location with many amenities. The flats have an entry phone system and CCTV security system coverage, with balconies or terraces with external lighting. There is a 24-hour concierge service, a private resident’s fitness suite and lifts to all floors. The buildings stand in landscaped communal gardens and there is a residents’ cycle store. The receptions rooms feature Amtico flooring and open-plan living spaces with Nolte handleless furniture, AGE integrated appliances including fridge/ freezer and wine cooler complemented with Silestone worktops. The ceramic tiled bathrooms come with underfloor heating. Garages are available via a separate negotiation. Nine Elms Point, Nine Elms, from £679,950 to £1,062,450, Foxtons 020 7973 2020

Taking the labour out of a doer-upper, Landmass is offering clients a residence sourcing service that involves spotting an unmodernised house and transforming it into a prime property. Landmass say this can add a value of between 10 to 20% once completed. The team source unmodernised homes, both on and off the market and then convert and redevelop to maximise value. They claim to be able to negotiate substantial reductions in asking prices, also helping to reduce stamp duty costs. Alan Waxman, founder and chief executive of Landmass explains: “With Brexit and other global political and economic uncertainties there is a lot of scepticism in the market – here lies an opportunity – to capitalise on unmodernised and underperforming properties. This appetite for maximisation is the driver behind our newest offer, which provides a holistic service which sources, designs, project manages and delivers newly refurbished luxury properties for the client.” 020 7439 8095, www.landmass.co.uk

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OCTAGON BESPOKE No two homes are the same, nor are any two clients

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ounded over 40 years ago, Octagon pioneered the concept of luxury housebuilding with a straightforward, but revolutionary idea: build a select number of exceptional homes of the highest quality. The Octagon Bespoke division is incredibly unique, in that they are able to offer clients support from the very first steps of finding a plot of land and obtaining local planning permissions, to design, specification and everything in between. The skilled team are also able to facilitate a major renovation or extension – the possibilities are endless, and they approach every potential project as a brand new challenge. Octagon Bespoke Director, John Pope explains; “It’s very difficult to summarise the Bespoke division, as the day to day really is so varied! We could be designing a beautiful eight bedroom family home in Weybridge, renovating a Victorian townhouse in Mayfair, or extending a penthouse apartment on the banks of the Thames.

“Our reputation within London and the Home Counties is new build, because that’s what the majority of our speculative homes have been in the past. But we’ve recently completed a historical renovation on a Grade II* listed building in the heart of Wimbledon alongside English Heritage – we can do it all.” One of the biggest joys – and challenges – is that no two homes are the same, nor are any two clients. “Working to the client’s brief is the most important thing, and can be especially difficult if they don’t know what it is they want – there can be a lot of reading between the lines, but with such an experienced team, we’re always full of suggestions and ideas that we think will work.”

‘One of the biggest joys – and challenges – is that no two homes are the same’

Octagon Bespoke undertakes projects from £1m. Visit www.octagonbespoke.co.uk

A recently completed Octagon super room, the hub of a family home

Octagon are well known for new build homes across London, Surrey and the Home Counties

Swimming pools and leisure suites are a popular choice with clients looking to build a Bespoke home

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The Bespoke team also specialise in renovations and restorations on period and listed properties

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MONEYTIP

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he Bank of Mum and Dad is being called upon more than ever when it comes to helping children onto the housing ladder. However, not everyone has tens of thousands of pounds they can hand over to help with the deposit. Lloyds announced this week that it is re-introducing its Lend a Hand family offset, and it’s a welcome addition to the lending scene. Parents’ savings – equal to 10 per cent of the purchase price – are offset against the child’s mortgage so that they don’t need to put down a deposit, and crucially, parents can get those savings back after three years. During this time they will also earn interest at a fairly decent rate, when compared with what else is available, of 2.5 per cent. There are other, similar, products which help parents helping children onto the housing ladder as lenders realise the increasing demand for higher loan-to-values. Equity-backed schemes, similar to the Lloyds one, where a deposit is placed in a savings account and a charge is taken over it, include the Barclays Springboard mortgage and the Family Building Society Family Mortgage. The latter also offers an offset facility although no interest is paid on the savings, as is usually the case with an offset. Another option is asset-backed schemes where a charge is taken over the guarantor’s residential property, such as Aldermore’s Family Guarantee mortgage. It may also be worth considering ‘joint borrower sole proprietor’ mortgages, from lenders including Barclays, Metro and Clydesdale. These enable a parent to help a child buy a home with a joint mortgage but the parent does not feature on the title deeds. This helps with affordability and ensures the child qualifies for first-time buyer stamp duty exemptions, as well as no stamp duty surcharge for the parents for purchasing a ‘second’ home.

MONEY MATTERS SQUEEZE ONLENDERS?

GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

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he plight of struggling high-street shops has been well publicised in recent months, but there have also been casualties in the mortgage market as some niche lenders withdraw. Fleet Mortgages, a specialist and expert in buy-to-let, pulled its range last month, citing issues with funding. It hopes to return to the market in future but Aaron Strutt, of Trinity Financial, a mortgage broker, told The Telegraph that funding issues were a concern. “It is not something we have really seen since the credit crunch, but the lenders have been telling us they are worried about their profit margins.” Amicus Finance, a short-term lender, went into administration in December and Secure Trust Bank is said to be about to withdraw from mortgages as its margins are squeezed.

The overall change in average house prices in prime central London since early 2013

4.8

The number of prospective buyers for each new property listing, according to Knight Frank

NUMBERCRUNCHING

1.3%

The average rise in residential rents in prime central London last year

71%

of young people believe the government must do more to help first-time buyers

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

Lender

Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Halifax

1.40%

6/30/2021

4.24%

3.8%

60%

n/a

1.5% / 1.1% until 30/06/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

-

Mx £1m Purchase Only

Digital Mortgages (Via Intermediaries Only)

1.49%

6/30/2021

4.24%

3.8%

75%

n/a

1.4% / 1.1% until 30/06/2021 20% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee

-

Mx £1m Purchase Only

Skipton BS

1.83%

5/31/2024

4.99%

3.9%

60%

n/a

5/5/4/3/2% until 31/05/2024 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1995 Product Fee

£65

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

Coventry BS

2.25%

3/31/2029

4.74%

3.2%

50%

n/a

5/5/3/3/3% until 31/03/2024 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee

£125

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

Source: SPF Private Clients

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GREENSHOOTS Duncan Farmer looks at the possibility of better mortgage deals for energyefficient properties

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ompanies and other organisations of all shapes and sizes are being urged to go greener, and UK Finance, the body that represents banks and building societies, wonders whether mortgage lenders could do their bit. It is hard to see how, but in a blog post Carla Sateriale, has tried to examine what lenders are doing and what more they could do to save the planet. She says that some smaller firms have had green mortgages for a while but that they have been a mainstream product for only the past 12 months. “The idea behind them is that consumers taking out financing for an energy-efficient property can benefit from a cheaper rate on their mortgage,” she says. “When you consider that mortgages are a commonly held financial product, this could be a simple way to get consumers on board with green investment.” It seems quite a small step but analysis from the Bank of England suggests that the energy efficiency of a property could be a good indicator of whether or not a borrower would go in to arrears, although there may be other reasons. “Correlation is not the same as causation, and not all are convinced by the Bank’s argument,” says Ms Sateriale. “It is thought that there are two potential avenues which could explain why a mortgage on an energy-efficient home might be less risky. Firstly, by making a property more energy efficient, the value of the property may increase, and this would feed through into an improved balance sheet position for the lender.” However, she is not convinced and says that energy performance is one of a range of factors that affect the value of a property. Indeed, on a buyer’s wish list energy efficiency comes a long way behind location, location, location. “Secondly,” she says, “a household with an energy efficient property will have, in theory, lower energy expenditures (bills) and therefore additional disposable income. This could provide a financial buffer for the household, reducing the likelihood of mortgage arrears.” The trouble with theory, she says, is that there is no suggestion that environmental credentials are any greater a factor than any other aspect of the borrower’s lifestyle or spending habits. “It is possible that consumers who purchase eco-friendly properties may be more conscientious than the average consumer, which may motivate both their preferences for green products and their financial behaviours,” she says. She concludes that it is too early tell whether the green credentials of a borrower or their home have any bearing at all on what matters to most the organisation lending them the money to buy it – their chances of getting it back.

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

1.3% / 0.8% until 30/06/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999

-

Mx £1m Purchase Only

1.39%

Discount from SVR for 24 months

5.69%

4.8%

75%

n/a

None

£999

Skipton

2.05%

Tracker over base for 24 months

4.99%

4.8%

90%

n/a

None

£995

-

Mx £500k. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

Coventry BS

1.95%

Variable rate for term (not linked to Base Rate)

n/a

2.0%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

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

Lender

Rate

Halifax

1.34%

Leeds BS

Until

Rev. Rate

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

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SPECTACULAR A spectacular three bedroom apartment available to rent at The Tower, One St George Wharf. This unique property offers an impressive 3,370 square feet of living space and expansive views of the River Thames and the London skyline. It is on the 33rd floor and includes a beautifully finished master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, a second double bedroom with built-in storage, en suite bathroom and a private winter garden, a third double bedroom, additional bathroom and separate cloakroom. The generous reception room leads through to a contemporary kitchen with a dining area. Each room in the property is appointed to the highest specification and benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows. With excellent security, the building has a first class concierge service and each floor is accessible only to its residents. In addition, residents benefit from an infinity pool, spa and fitness centre, cinema room and meeting room. The Tower is on the east side of Nine Elms and is the pinnacle of the development St George Wharf. Oxford Circus station is only eight minutes away by underground.

HOMEAHOY T his beautiful 1,760 square foot boat with two to three bedrooms, has been interior designed and finished by the Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company to the highest standards. The boat has wonderful entertaining space that includes the entire ground floor comprising a large open-plan kitchen, dining area and drawing room. A large terrace opens out from the drawing room, offering incredible views across the Thames. She has two large en suite bedrooms with a dressing room in the master suite. There are also separate study/snug, utility, cloak and plant rooms. The high tech interiors include air conditioning in the drawing room and bedrooms, underfloor heating throughout, a zoned alarm system and a wired broadband-ready computer network. Subject to the usual conditions, her owner will be eligible for parking permits in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The boat is equipped with ceiling speakers with a multi-room music streaming system, TV points and cable to all bedrooms, hardwood decking to the outer areas, a double terrace and zoned

telecommunicating alarm system. Another big bonus is that buying a home on the water attracts no stamp duty charge. A special financial product to aid the purchase is also available. The boat has been beautifully and meticulously designed to include a light and spacious open-plan living floor with stunning views; an outdoor deck; two en suite bedrooms and a study/snug. It is located in a prime position in the heart of Chelsea on the river, next to Cheyne Walk. ‘Walter Greaves’ is moored at Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company who have been building boats since 1935. With direct views of Battersea Bridge and Albert Bridge and the river it offers a rare opportunity for a very special and unique way of living. This wonderful houseboat is no more than a mile from both Imperial Wharf and Fulham Broadway tube stations, providing easy access throughout London, and is also conveniently located just moments from the King’s Road.

The Tower, One St George Wharf, Vauxhall, London, SW8, £4,500 per week, Knight Frank 020 3597 7689

Walter Greaves houseboat, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, SW10, £1,750,000, Knight Frank 020 3597 7670

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his is a really attractive period house with a unique modern extension. It is conveniently situated within easy reach of both Wimbledon Village and the town centre and several of the area’s best schools The handsome period property offers spacious and versatile accommodation with the benefit of a striking modern extension, which opens up the possibility of completely self-contained accommodation. Wimbledon Village with its boutiques, restaurants and cafés, is close by, as well as the Common, and Wimbledon town centre with its extensive shopping facilities and Mainline and underground links to Central London and the City. On the raised ground floor there are elegant inter-connecting formal reception rooms, with fireplaces, that overlook both the front and the rear, with folding doors to open them or separate them as required. There is also a super studio room with exceptional light which provides an interesting and versatile space to suit different requirements. A double-height sash window spanning

two floors provides an eye-catching feature to the centre rear of the house. And a generous terrace off the rear reception room provides additional entertaining space during fine weather. Extensive accommodation at ground level includes a separate entrance to an area that could provide office space for someone working from home or which could form a separate one-bedroom flat, if required. The well-equipped kitchen has a distinctly continental feel and is fitted with custom-built cabinetry and integrated appliances. Upstairs over two floors there are four double bedrooms, a single bedroom and three attractively appointed bathrooms, two of which are en suite. Outside to the rear a paved terraced extends across the full width of the house with a large level lawn beyond. At the front there is off-street parking for several cars on the driveway.

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 £4,200,000 This exceptional newly built six/seven bedroom property in Wimbledon has been thoughtfully arranged to maximize space and create impressive proportions across all floors by the boutique developer, Coronado Entrance hall • kitchen/breakfast/family room • formal reception room • media room • wine cellar • study/bedroom 7 • master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room and e/s bathroom • 5 further bedrooms • 5 further bath/shower rooms • landscaped garden • off-street parking • ER/B 56 Robert Holmes Sales DPS.indd 1

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Wimbledon

£1,685,000

A very attractive double fronted Victorian family house with many period features and a lovely full-width kitchen/dining/family room presented in very good condition throughout Hall • sitting room • study/TV room • kitchen/dining/family room • utility room • cloakroom • 5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) • good sized garden • ER/D

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Wimbledon £2,950,000

Wimbledon Village

Recently re-decorated and having a separate studio apartment 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • utility room • master bedroom suite • 4 further bedrooms • 3 further bath/shower rooms • 108’ garden • garage and OSP • ER/D and E

A particularly well restored and well-presented house with a garage Drawing room • dining room • conservatory • kitchen/breakfast room • 6 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms • westerly facing garden • garage & OSP • ER/E

Wimbledon

Wimbledon £2,450,000

£2,700,000 and £2,750,000

£2,750,000

2 newly built houses situated in a prime location amid good schools and local amenities Drawing room • study • kitchen/breakfast/family room • master bedroom suite • 4 further bedrooms • 3 further bathrooms • garden • OSP

Recently re-decorated and located in the heart of the Village 2 reception rooms • study • kitchen • 3/4 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms (1 e/s) • eaves storage • garden • OSP • ER/E

Wimbledon £1,700,000

Wimbledon Village

A well-presented, bright and spacious house with versatile accommodation Open plan reception/kitchen/dining room • 2nd reception room • study • 4/5 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • private courtyard • garden • OSP • ER/E

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£795,000

A charming two bedroom cottage located in the heart of the Village Sitting room • dining room • kitchen • bathroom • 2 double bedrooms • south east facing garden • potential for extensions STPP • ER/C

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his delightful two bedroom cottage has planning consent to nearly double in size, to provide three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a superb open plan kitchen/ breakfast room, in addition to a cosy sitting room with an open fireplace. The period cottage already has a generously proportioned reception room with a particularly beautiful traditional working fireplace with a hand-carved antique mantelpiece. The owners have cleverly retained some of the original period features including the exquisite interior and exterior oak doors and handles as well as ceiling beams and wood flooring. Currently there is a bright kitchen/ breakfast room with access to the garden and a large window as well as a ground floor cloakroom/utility. Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms and a full bathroom. There is a side return with

a storage area for bikes and garden furniture and a completely enclosed and private garden. The cottage is across the street from Coombe Hill Infants and Juniors school, that is ranked ‘Outstanding’, by Ofsted, and within walking distance to other excellent local independent and state schools. Kingston Town Centre with its wide range of shops, restaurants, and theatres is eight minutes away and Wimbledon Village is about the same distance. The cottage is also convenient for the wide open spaces of Royal Richmond Park’s 2,500 acres and Wimbledon Common’s 1,100 acres. There is a gravelled area at the front with off-street parking for three cars.

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 Lane West, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2, £739,950, Robert Holmes & Co 0208 947 1100

Coombe Hill

£8,950,000

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Coombe Hill

ÂŁ2,950,000

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

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Coombe Hill

ÂŁ4,250,000

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

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Coombe £2,295,000

Coombe £2,595,000

A delightful and much loved family home filled with light and an abundance of space. The house has been thoughtfully extended and provides superb, flexible lateral space.

A stunning fully refurbished and extended 6-bedroom house with an exceptional bright open plan kitchen/dining room and a mature private garden.

West Wimbledon

Coombe £1,845,000

£2,975,000

This classic Neo-Georgian styled family house sits within its own superbly sized grounds with a generous carriage driveway.

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A bright and particularly appealing family home set on the slopes of Coombe enjoying a secluded westerly aspect rear garden.

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Wimbledon

£5,750 pcm

Wimbledon Park

£5,750 pcm

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. With a fabulous garden, utility room, conservatory and plenty of storage space. Freshly painted and with new carpets throughout. ER/E

Beautifully presented traditional family home with off street parking, sunny garden and large basement for storage. Short walk to Wimbledon Park with its tennis courts and boating lake and five -minute walk to the tube and local amenities. ER/E

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£3,200 pcm

£2,500 pcm

In the heart of the Village this attractive townhouse in a sought- after development has solid oak floors, modern kitchen and bi-fold doors leading to a charming patio garden. Light and spacious property with garage. Offered un-furnished ER/C

This garden flat has fabulous outside entertaining space. Just a short walk to the Village, Common and the town centre/transport links this apartment has plenty of built in storage and has been freshly decorated throughout. Offer part furnished or unfurnished. ER/C

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Wimbledon

£1,650 pcm

A bright top (2nd) floor split level apartment forming part of this period property located within walking distance of Wimbledon town, the Village and the Common. With off-street parking and a large communal garden this property is offered furnished. ER/D

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£1,595 pcm

Freshly decorated throughout with new flooring this ground floor apartment is well located for the Village, Wimbledon Station and Raynes Park transport links. The apartment offers generous and light filled space master bedroom with en suite bathroom reception room, study and kitchen. Communal garden to the rear. ER/E

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Bennerley Road £1,525,000 This beautiful Victorian house is presented in immaculate decorative order. The property has been extended into the side return and into the loft space, retaining lots of its period features. The house is positioned on the southern side of this superb residential street and as such boasts tremendous natural light particularly through the kitchen and garden. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen breakfast room • Two family bathrooms • En suite shower room • Cellar • South facing garden

Upper Tooting Park £1,425,000 This superb six-bedroom family house currently offers 2830 sq ft of accommodation arranged over four floors, with plenty of potential for further development, subject to the usual consents. The property is presented in good decorative order with a great sense of light and space throughout. Six double bedrooms • Kitchen breakfast room • Double reception room • Family bathroom • Shower room • 48 ft Garden • Cellar

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

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An extremely attractive, semi-detached, two bedroom house, built two years ago in a Victorian style. The building fits beautifully with the surrounding period properties. The property boasts grand proportions in all the principle rooms and benefits from a great sense of light and space throughout. There is also a patio area to the side of the property and a covered external storage area.

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Burland Road £450 per week A cleverly designed one bedroom house presented in excellent condition and available from late February on a furnished basis. The property is actually a converted garage and has been redesigned to create a modern and unique one bedroom house. There is a reception room with open plan kitchen and under floor heating; downstairs is a double bedroom and shower room. In addition, there is also well thought out storage and a utility cupboard. Double bedroom • Reception room • Open plan kitchen • Shower room • Utility cupboard • Furnished • Available late February

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FAMILYLIVING This incredible six-bedroom terraced family house has been completely refurbished by the current owners

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he property is immaculately presented, offering 2373 sq ft of accommodation arranged over four floors. The interior has been designed with modern family living in mind, whilst retaining lots of beautiful original features. The finish is exceptional and high-quality fixtures and fittings have been used in every room. Situated on the ground floor to the front of the property is a superb double reception room. The reception room benefits from a large bay window, Karndean flooring, a feature fireplace and intricate ceiling mouldings. Furthermore, the room has been configured in such a way that it is completely open plan, creating an unusually large and wide reception room with bespoke cabinetry flanking the chimney breast. The rear of the reception leads through to an impressive open plan kitchen living room. The kitchen itself has been beautifully finished with white Corian work surfaces, a range of high specification wall and base units, quality integrated appliances and a central island/breakfast bar. The kitchen offers a wonderful space, providing both a dining area and a family/ play area; perfect for everyday living and entertaining. Skylights flood the room with an abundance of natural light and

sliding concertina doors open to reveal a stunning landscaped garden. The master suite is located on the first floor and comprises a generous master bedroom, with built in wardrobes, a welldesigned walk through wardrobe and a luxurious en suite shower room. The en suite bathroom boasts a stylish and spacious walk-in shower and dual sinks. An additional double bedroom and a family bathroom room is can be found at the rear of the first floor. A further four bedrooms and a family bathroom are arranged over the upper floor levels. In addition, the cellar has been converted into a useful utility space and provides extra storage facilities. This fantastic property is positioned on Jessica Road, between the junctions of Wandsworth Common West Side and Melody 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 short 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).

‘The finish is exceptional and high-quality fixtures and fittings have been used in every room’

Jessica Road, £1,625,000, Rampton Baseley 0207 228 5111

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YARDSFROMSCHOOL This uniquely-designed, fully-extended Victorian family house of over 2,000 square feet, is just yards from the highly soughtafter Honeywell Primary School on a quiet, prime street between the commons

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ith a huge open-plan living space, a doubleheight vaulted bedroom with mezzanine, and a full-length roof terrace, it offers individuality and

style. With a wonderfully light feel throughout, courtesy of its unique design, this family home will suit someone looking for something a little out of the ordinary. Its ground floor hallway has been made open-plan to the reception rooms making for a wide and spacious living/entertaining area. The kitchen has been extended to the side and the garden has been beautifully landscaped. There is also a ground floor utility room and a cellar.

Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Honeywell Road is located off Northcote Road and between Clapham and Wandsworth Commons. Good schools in both the state and private sectors are nearby and this property is in the catchment of the outstanding-rated Honeywell Primary School. Transport connections can be found at Clapham South (underground) and Clapham Junction (overground).  Honeywell Road, Battersea, SW11, £1,435,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

LOVELYFLAT An opportunity to buy a spacious two double bedroom split floor Victorian flat extending to over 815 square feet. It is presented in excellent decorative order with a practical configuration and lovely flow of natural light throughout.  The maisonette is arranged over the ground and first floor, and offers two double bedrooms, one of which has its own en suite. In addition the apartment is endowed with a substantial, south-facing, private rear terrace. It also benefits from a versatile reception space perfect for entertaining. 
Windmill Road is well located for local schools and has excellent links to both rail and bus networks into the City. While the desirable green plains of Wandsworth Common Westside are directly in front of this sought after position.  Windmill Road, London, SW18, £585,000, John D Wood 020 3151 7085

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KENNINGTON ROAD, KENNINGTON, SE11 ÂŁ675,000 LEASEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This bright and spacious three-bedroom maisonette, situated just off Kennington Cross, is arranged over the first floor, second floor and loft of an early Victorian

An extraordinary andofindividual modern house in a stunning location. originally in where 1962 for artist John Merton, The Pound House area is broadly building, in the heart Kennington. Stairscountry lead from the raised ground entry levelBuilt to the first floor, thethe living space is situated. reception at the front Palladian in style and onto is a wide, single storey building with large windows looking the gardens. It was in 1978 to include a garden and a of the property opens the large eat-in kitchen; comprising stylish built-inover units, an induction hob with ovenextended below, built-in fridge/freezer and spaceroom for a large diningstudio table and chairs.including The second floor comprises theroom master andproperty second bedrooms and very the family bathroom conveniently between thewhich two rooms. large complex a workshop and dark . The currently has high ceilings andisbrick parapetspositioned surrounding the roof has The third floor,space. currently being used an office space/spare bedroom, has fantastic views into The City and the luxury of an en suite shower room. The property is wellgood storage located for access to transport links at Kennington Station, as well as Vauxhall and Elephant & Castle Stations; which are both within a mile of the property.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period Flat/Apartment | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Reception Room | 1 Bathroom | Good Decoration | EPC Rating E

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

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RIVERSIDE COURT, NINE ELMS LANE, VAUXHALL, SW8 ÂŁ1,100,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

A rare opportunity to purchase a three-bedroom flat, on the third floor of an established block in the heart of Nine Elms. The reception room is the highlight of the

An extraordinary individual modernbut country a stunning location. Built originally in 1962The forlarge the artist John Merton, House broadly property; not only and is it large and spacious, it alsohouse enjoysinthe most amazing views of the River Thames. and carpeted masterPound bedroom hasisspace for Palladian in style a wide,and single storey with large windows over looking gardens. It was extended in 1978with to include a garden and a a large double bedand andisstorage offers viewsbuilding of the American Embassy. The second andthe third bedrooms are also both doubles space for storage,room parquet flooring and again, wonderful views. Conveniently thereroom are two bathrooms a W.C;has onevery withhigh a shower andand the brick other parapets with a bath. The kitchen comprises ample large studio complex including a workshop and dark . The propertywith currently ceilings surrounding the roof which has storage and counter good storage space.space, as well as an integrated hob with extractor fan and double oven and space for a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. This flat is suitable for anyone looking to put their own stamp on something as well as buy to let investors. This flat also benefits from a secure underground parking space.

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

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ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES • Top Floor Master Suite complete with Dressing Area and En Suite • Four further Bedrooms (two with En Suite Shower Rooms) • Underfloor Heating • Family Bathroom • Cinema Room • Large Kitchen/Dining Room • Family Room • Utility Room • Drawing Room • Private Off-Street Parking • Surround Sound • Lutron Lighting • Large Garden • Separate Patio • EPC Rating C

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Name Anntonia Redding Estate Agent John D Wood & Co Battersea Position  Lettings Manager Where do you live?  Honor Oak Park (SE23), in a lovely Victorian terrace house What and where was your first London home?  Southolm Street, Battersea. A four bed house share and it was freezing cold and the windows rattled in the wind  Favourite open space in London?  Brockwell Park. It’s great for a stroll on a Sunday morning after visiting the Herne Hill Market for breakfast and other goodies  What do you consider your greatest achievement?  Exhibiting some of my work (photos) during my degree at The Old Truman Gallery on Brick Lane  Tell us something that would surprise people about you.  I grew up overseas mainly in Brunei  Aside from property what’s your most expensive purchase?  My cameras  Favourite book, film or album now?  I have just read Becoming by Michelle Obama which was great – honest and insightful  What did you want to be when you were growing up?  I wanted to work with horses or animals 

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two bedroom apartment in Sophora House, part of the new Vista Development on Queenstown Road. Apart from the two double bedrooms, there’s a family bathroom, an open plan kitchen and reception room which offers access on to the winter garden with views of Battersea Power Station. The apartment is offered furnished. Residents of the Vista Development enjoy access to onsite gym, swimming pool, sauna, communal gardens and 24-hour concierge. The Vista Development is situated opposite Battersea Park and is a few minutes’ walk from Chelsea Bridge. Sloane Square Tube Station is 15 minutes’ walk and Battersea Park Train Station a 10 minutes’ walk. Sophora House, Queenstown Road, Battersea, SW11, £2,297pcm, John D Wood & Co 020 3151 5710

What three things would take to a desert island? A hammock which could double as a fishing net, a knife and some way of calling home  What is your most treasured possession?  A first edition of the complete works of poetry by Henry W Longfellow. My grandfather read it to me as a child  What is top of your bucket list?  Travel, mainly in the Far East  Who would you like to stuck in a lift with?  Stephen Fry. I think he would be fascinating  What is your guiltiest pleasure?  Sunday afternoons on the sofa with the fire roaring, a large glass of red wine and some dark chocolate

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LITTLESTUNNER This stunning one bedroom garden flat is situated within a period property located just off Lower Richmond Road, and only a short walk from the River Thames. Features include a spacious lounge, a modern eat-in kitchen, a walk-in wardrobe and a landscaped private patio garden. A wealth of amenities and local transport links are nearby, including Putney Bridge underground and Putney main line train stations. Bendemeer Road, Putney, SW15, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward 020 8785 2122

HUNTING LODGE This unusual early Victorian detached house is believed to be a former hunting lodge from the time when this part of South London was a large farming and sporting estate. It is almost hidden behind a high stone wall that is clad in a stunning mature Chinese wisteria on Hillside Road. “Hillcroft” is a long and low stone-faced two storey house with a slate roof built into the side of a hill. The property is located on a quiet residential road off the South Circular and is within easy reach of the City and West End via Tulse Hill (Thameslink) Streatham Hill, West Norwood stations and Brixton (Victoria Line tube.) There is quick access to Clapham and Dulwich schools as well as the lovely Brockwell Park and Herne Hill’s many pubs and restaurants. It is set in a large plot and this fascinating five bedroom house has masses of ground floor entertaining space, superb features and mature gardens. It is unlike anything else in the area and requires a committed buyer who is interested in creating and maintaining a special home full of period charm. Hillside Road, SW2, £1,250,000, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

MANSIONBLOCK A superb opportunity to purchase one of the larger apartments in one of Putney’s most prestigious 1930s’ built mansion block developments. The flat was orginally laid out as a four bedroom apartment but the property has been cleverly reconfigured to create a spacious three bedroom property with a well-appointed master bedroom suite and generous reception space. The apartment is on the first floor with attractive views over the splendid communal gardens. There is almost 1,500 square feet of bright, well laid out accommodation and a lift. Manor Fields is set back from Putney Hill within its own beautifully tended grounds totalling about 12 acres. Residents have off street parking, porterage and an on site estate office for advice and help. The development is situated within walking distance of Putney High street’s superb amenities and transport links. Keble House, Putney, SW15, £950,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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SIR GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT BUILDING PUTNEY SW15 A DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN A GRADE II LISTED BUILDING. LARGE ENTRANCE HALL. LARGE RECEPTION. PARKING. SUPERB GARDENS. GYM. £575,000 leasehold

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GROVESIDE COURT LOMBARD ROAD SW11 A DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH STUNNING RIVER VIEWS. LARGE RECEPTION. TWO BATHROOMS. PARKING. 170 TO VICTORIA. RIVER WALK TO ALBERT BRIDGE. £675,000 leasehold

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ALBERT BRIDGE SW11 DESIGNED BY ROWLAND MASON ORDISH, IT IS A FAIRYTAIL MASTERPIECE. IT WAS STRENGTHENED BY BAZALGETTE.

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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.

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BUCHAN ROAD, SE15

£825,000

FLANDERS HOUSE, MERSHAM TN25

£565,000

This is an impressively lovely four-bedroom house on a highly desirable terrace. It has a kitchen/diner, double reception, bathroom, en suite, 45’ garden and heaps of eaves storage. You’re just a short walk from stations, schools and Nunhead’s lovely independent high street.

A divinely beautiful, GII listed, double-fronted and detached Georgian home. All four bedrooms are doubles, the kitchen/breakfast room has limed cabinets and a white Aga, there are two separate receptions, two bathrooms plus a utility, a cellar, an enchanting garden and sheltered parking for a couple of cars. Find it in a village setting four miles from Ashford International and close to the coast. Chain free.

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VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE 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, wood-clad dining room attached that opens out to the garden terrace, so there’s heaps of eating space. Filmwatchers 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 bedroomFrench 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 OIEO £575,000 Freehold

Giles Coppice, SE19 £635,000 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 end of terrace offers spacious accommodation throughout. The property is ideally located within a short walk of Gipsy Hill and Sydenham Hill stations and benefits from a garage and large utility room.

Thurlow Park Road, SE21 OIEO £500,000 Leasehold

Grosvenor Park, SE5 £850,000 Freehold

This spacious period garden flat is ideally located within a short walk of Tulse Hill station and is close to West Dulwich, West Norwood and Brockwell Park.

Petermans are proud to present to market this characterful three bedroom Victorian property which is situated on a quiet tree lined road. Close to Burgess Park and excellent transport links to Central London and beyond.

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Abbotts Park, SW2 ÂŁ600,000 Freehold Petermans are proud to present this fantastic three bedroom house coming to the market is excellent condition. Located to Tulse Hill Station and all the local amenities offered the property is also only a short walk to Brockwell Park.

UNDER OFFER Melbourne Road, SE21 ÂŁ950,000 Freehold Found within minutes of Lordship Lane and East Dulwich station, this spacious semi-detached period house benefits from off street parking, a 110ft rear garden, no onward chain and bags of potential throughout.

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his stunning home has been lovingly restored and extended by the current owners to create a contemporary and comfortable family home. This house has a generous family room with understairs storage, a handy utility room and guest cloak room. The stylish eat-in kitchen/diner has bifold doors opening to the landscaped garden and the studio beyond On the raised ground floor there is a further formal sitting room as well as a guest bedroom, currently used as a study and a large family bathroom. Upstairs there are three generous bedrooms on the first floor and a lovely double bedroom and separate bathroom in the loft. The property is offered chain free. The house, located in the central section of Underhill

Road, is conveniently situated for the amenities of Lordship Lane and the leafy green spaces of Peckham Rye Park. There are excellent schools nearby, including Goodrich and Heber Primary School, as well as worldrenowned independent schools including Alleyn’s School, James Allen’s Girls School and Dulwich College. Transport links are also excellent with the local P13 bus running straight to Lordship Lane and East Dulwich station for services to London Bridge. Peckham Rye station also provides services to London Bridge. Underhill Road, East Dulwich, SE22, £1,350,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

NOONWARD CHAIN This breathtaking four bedroom new build home is spread out over four storeys of exceptional living space. Features include four well-sized bedrooms, four bathrooms, a roof terrace, landscaped garden and private underground parking with a secure lift, making the ideal family home. It is conveniently located just off Lordship Lane with an array of bars, restaurants and boutique shops, and a short walk from East Dulwich train station. It is also close to Goose Green park and to Goose Green Primary School. The Mews, Crystal Palace Road, East Dulwich, SE22, £1,150,000, Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward 020 8299 8800

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espite Brexit, we’ve had a steady start to the year. Encouragingly, first-time buyers are offering again while one flat this week went under offer on its first viewing. Our bohemian actress has had multiple offers on her adorable pad, the gregarious fashion designer has two great buyers to choose from and our most ‘strugglesome’ semi has just valued-up. Even our grottiest digs have secured enthusiastic new owners. It would appear prices have adjusted enough to get the market moving from the bottom upwards, but then south east London prices haven’t dipped as far as east, west or north London (because they didn’t peak as much in the first place, one could argue). So, our patch is still viewed as more affordable by buyers, who are still coming in from Hackney, Dalston, Clapham and Battersea. While this is all far from worrisome, we’ve yet to see how Brexit plays out. If no one saw the recent Marsh and Parson’s advert featuring Theresa May with the caption, ‘Semi-detached, awaiting planning permission,’ now is the time to Google it and admire its creators. Whatever happens, people will always move house and ongoing advances in technology are furrowing amazing new paths ahead. If agents embrace proptech, putting more onus on users’ convenience, they’ll survive very well whatever trade deals we do or don’t reach. The rise of online offerings such as Nested, Purplebricks and Settled are eating into market share and when you

consider their benefits to clients, you can see why. While I’d argue the purplish company is the cheaper, less advanced (yet pioneering) sibling of these three, the other two’s strategies certainly deserve closer inspection. If traditional agents invest in technology and align business goals to help people make informed decisions faster, they’ll win. I hear that in Estonia, tech has been developed that allows a tenant to pre-load relevant personal data and money onto a card the agent scans after a viewing. The tenant can leave the shop with a key to their new home immediately as they’ve been pre-referenced, credit checked, identity checked and paid in one transaction. It’s only a matter of time before this type of digital magic moves into the sales sphere and agencies who stay ahead of it, will do very well indeed. www. roybrooks. co.uk

MAGICAL LOCATION This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, heaps of storage, original features and a walk-in cellar. Find it on a magical nothrough street at One Tree Hill close to outstanding local schools and trains/Overground services at Honor Oak Park. The Beeches, Honor Oak Rise, SE23, £1,195,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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two bedroom, two bathroom flat in Lombard Wharf, Battersea, that is beautifully presented and finished to an exacting standard and has spectacular views of the River Thames and London skyline. The apartment is located on the 16th floor and has 748 square feet of living space. The accommodation includes, two double bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms (one en suite), an open plan reception room with a dining area, a contemporary kitchen and a wrap-around balcony that can be accessed from both bedrooms and reception area. The flat also has underfloor heating and comfort cooling. There is a residents’ only gym and 24-hour concierge services. Lombard Wharf is positioned directly along the River Thames, a short distance from Battersea Square and Clapham Junction Railway Station that offers fantastic transport connections across London and the south of England. The Thames Clipper departs a few minutes’ walk from the development, providing direct access to the City. Lombard Wharf, Lombard Road, Battersea, London, SW11, £690 per week, Knight Frank 0203 797 4810

GARDENFLAT A rare opportunity to rent this beautifully presented large lateral four to five bedroom garden flat spread over two floors with over 2,000 sq feet of space. The flat is in an excellent location in Wexford Road, a handsome street with large Victorian houses, that runs off Nightingale Lane through to Ravenslea Road and is seconds from Wandsworth Common station, via a passageway. It is also just a 10-minute walk to the Balham underground station for the Northern Line. In addition to the four or five bedrooms in the flat it also has an attractive garden, a reception room, dining room and kitchen. Wexford Road, Balham, SW12, Carter Jonas 020 8682 3121

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IDEALLOCATION This spacious and ideally located, three bedroom terraced house, with off-street parking, is located within a stones throw of the highly sought-after Brandlehow School. It is offered on an unfurnished basis, the ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, bright double reception room with wood floors and a fully equipped kitchen/dining room with access to the private garden. Upstairs there is the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, two further well-proportioned bedrooms, a

bathroom with separate shower cubicle and a separate WC. Fawe Park Road is a perfectly situated residential road, close to the open spaces of Wandsworth Park, and within walking distance of East Putney underground, Putney mainline station and Putney High Street. Fawe Park Road, SW15, ÂŁ3,000 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100

SPACIOUS A modern and spacious one double bedroom flat in the centre of Balham which features an openplan kitchen/reception room. The double bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a modern neutral bathroom with a shower over the bath. Station Parade, Balham, SW12, Palace Gate Lettings 020 8675 5050

BRANDNEW Only minutes from Tooting Station, this brand new development of one and two bedroom mews houses are ideal for commuters. The properties comprise a large, modern, open plan kitchen/reception room with integrated appliances and plenty of space for dining, a private garden area and two large bedrooms with fitted cupboards and bathrooms with showers over the bath. Extra attractions are underfloor heating, energy efficient boilers, off-street parking and bike storage. These great houses are available straight away and are unfurnished. Goringe Park Avenue, Tooting, CR4, from ÂŁ346 per week, Palace Gate Lettings 020 8879 6205

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HEARTOF THEVILLAGE 
An absolutely stunning five bedroom family house in the heart of Wimbledon Village, available to rent

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he house is arranged over four floors and located in a quiet cul-de-sac, a short distance from Wimbledon station and moments from Wimbledon Common.
It has modern features and great storage throughout. The lower ground floor comprises a beautiful kitchen/ breakfast/family room with a dining area and reception space with concertina doors that lead directly out to the tiered paved garden. There is also a double bedroom with en suite shower room, cloakroom and a utility room.
The ground floor has a beautiful glass light well, a large and bright reception room with wood floors, a second cloakroom and a study. The striking master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, with separate shower and his and hers dressing rooms, is on the first floor along with two more double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
On the top floor there is the fifth double bedroom with plenty

of fitted and eaves storage space and a shower room.   Outside the back garden is pretty and tiered with outdoor dining space which can be accessed from the lower ground and ground floors. At the front there is offstreet parking. Marryat Road is located in the heart of Wimbledon Village and a short distance from the Common, Wimbledon mainline train station and underground train station, serviced by the District line. Locally there are many good schools, both private and public as well as a range of tennis and golf clubs. The A3 is close by with its direct access into central London and links to the M25 network to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Marryat Place, Wimbledon, London, SW19, £15,000 per month, furnished, Knight Frank 020 3733 1233

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SURREYHILLS This superb, seven bedroom, country home is tucked away in the Surrey Hills with over 14 acres of private land

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riars Elm was built in the mid 17th century and is a fine example of a country family house. It is in immaculate condition, having been remodelled by the current owners, yet it still retains the character and integrity of a period home The kitchen/ breakfast/family room is the heart of the house with a substantial extension creating the family living area. Bi-folding doors open to the terrace and the infinity pool beyond.

The drawing room is triple aspect and has access through double doors onto the garden. Above the drawing room is the master bedroom with a dressing area and en suite bathroom with stunning views across the paddock. There are another six bedrooms on the first and second floors. Two of these bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the others share two family bathrooms. Outside there is a spacious games room that could be adapted into

secondary accommodation. There are other buildings serving as extra garaging, stables or storages, as well as a plant room and the gardener’s WC. 

The property is approached by a long gravel driveway which offers an impressive entrance to this striking property. The gardens at Friars Elm are a key feature with the infinity swimming pool on the edge of the terrace facing west and a real sun trap. The gardens beyond consist of an orchard, small pond, vegetable garden and substantial paddocks. There are a number of outbuildings and the hard standing surface is perfect for a stable yard. The fields and paddocks surrounding the property, and the abundance of bridleways in the immediate vicinity make the property ideal for equestrian facilities.

‘The property is approached by a long gravel driveway which offers an impressive entrance to this striking property’

Dog Kennel Green, Ranmore Common, Dorking, Surrey, RH5, £3,500,000,  Knight Frank 01932 591 600

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GONWIN MANOR, ST IVES, CORNWALL Gonwin Manor is an exceptional property that is impossible to replicate. This is an impeccable manor house of just under 4000 sq feet which has 7 cottages, outbuildings all set in extensive private grounds of approximately 6 acres with world class sea views on the fringes of one of the countries top 5 holiday destinations, St Ives, Cornwall. EPC: F. Offers over £4,000,000

COUNTRY AND WATERSIDE PRESTIGE 01872 240 999

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Bishopsteignton, Shoeburyness, Southend-On-Sea SS3 This spacious family home offers generous living space with three reception rooms, five well proportioned bedrooms and a 55ft rear garden. EPC: D. Offers in excess of £650,000 ABBOTTS THORPE BAY 01702 582 249

BURTON COTTAGE, SALISBURY ROAD, BURTON, CHRISTCHURCH, DORSET BH23 “The Goldilocks Cottage” – a beautiful four bedroom character property excellently presented and enjoying large gardens. EPC: D. £1,000,000 PALMER SNELL CHRISTCHURCH 01202 499469

Longview, Hampton on the Hill, Warwickshire A spacious 4 bedroom 5 reception room property with large plot and far reaching views towards Warwick’s famous castle. EPC: E. £600,000 RA BENNETT AND PARTNERS – WARWICK 01926 493142

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TUCKERGARDNER, HISTON 01223 470099

High Street, Landbeach, Cambridge CB25

An impressive 4/5 bedroom house (approx. 2300 sq. ft.) with self-contained annexe, boasting a wealth of character and charm with generous sized gardens, a triple carport and games room, backing onto open countryside. EPC: D.

£695,000

FOURWAYS, MARINE PARADE, BUDLEIGH SALTERTON, DEVON A 1930’s built detached seven bedroom house set in sea front location in East Devon with fabulous coastal views. EPC: F. £1,125,000 FULFORDS, BUDLEIGH SALTERTON 01395 443758

Chester Terrace, Brighton, East Sussex A beautiful four bedroom extended Victorian terraced home, with 30’ kitchen, separate study room, and a 33’ level rear garden area. EPC: D. £725,000 KING & CHASEMORE – PRESTON PARK 01273 505141

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WALESBEECH ROAD, SALTDEAN, EAST SUSSEX BN2 A simply stunning five bedroom, four bathroom detached family home just moments away from the beach. EPC: B. O.I.T.R.O £800,000 KING & CHASEMORE SALTDEAN 01273 306 661

Hoops Bridge Barn, Maresfield, East Sussex Superb character barn conversion set in landscaped gardens and grounds of 3 acres including woodland and wildlife pond. Potential for an annexe, outbuildings. £1,100,000 FREEMAN FORMAN UCKFIELD OFFICE 01825 766636

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GATE HOUSE, BRENTWOOD, ESSEX Located in a central location in Brentwood for excellent schools and main line station, a detached 4 bedroom property on a 1.07 acre plot with PP for 2 bedroom bungalow in the grounds. EPC: C. £1,500,000 HETHERINGTONS SHENFIELD 01277 214866

The Lodge, Church Lane, Hackford NR18 A beautiful four bedroom detached family home with mature grounds and field views. Three reception rooms, with wealth of charm. EPC: E. Guide Price £475,000 ABBOTTS WYMONDHAM 01953 602199

Russell Place, Highfield, Hampshire A five bedroom character detached residence on a corner plot in a conservation area with 2 ensuites, bathroom, 4/5 receptions. EPD: E. £875,000 MORRIS DIBBEN, SOUTHAMPTON 02380 228822

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Princes Avenue, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 Located within the popular Monkhams Estate IG8, is this spacious six bedroom detached residence. The property offers versatile living accommodation split over four floors. EPC: C. £POA HETHERINGTONS SOUTH WOODFORD 0208 989 5268

THE SHAMBLES, NEATISHEAD, NORFOLK BROADS Character single storey home in 1 acre setting in sought after village 3 miles from Wroxham. 2 Reception rooms and 3 en-suite bedrooms. EPC: C. £675,000 ABBOTTS PRESTIGE 01603 783838

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FASCINATING HISTORY This delightful, listed, seven-bedroom house, stands in charming countryside in more than half an acre of grounds and has a fascinating history

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nd perhaps more importantly for potential buyers, ‘Jack Fullers’ could easily be split into a large family home while the original area could be used to run a business. The original stone building was a barn until Mad Jack Fuller, turned it into a coach house and extended the building to double its size. Mad Jack is now best Richard Meakin remembered for the numerous follies that he scattered around his estate in Brightling, near Robertsbridge in East Sussex. He inherited Rose Hill estate – now Brightling Park – from his uncle in 1777, aged 20. He went onto become the local MP, serving for 32 years. He was known for his philanthropy and as a patron of the arts and sciences. Many of his follies were designed to provide work for the locals. He built the Observatory at Brightling and in 1822 he endowed the seaside town of

Eastbourne with its first lifeboat. He went onto finance the building of the Belle Tout Lighthouse on the cliff at Beachy Head. Then in 1828 he bought Bodium Castle for 3,000 guineas to save it from dereliction. He died at his London home in 1834 and was buried beneath one of his follies, the Pyramid in Brightling churchyard. Rumour had it that he was entombed in full dress and a top hat with a bottle of port in front of him. In life he was a ferocious boozer, getting through three bottles of port a day, helping to build his weight up to 22 stone. Richard Meakin the current owner of Jack Fuller on the high street in Brightling, says: “The story is that Mad Jack did a deal with the vicar of Brightling that in return for allowing him to build the Pyramid in the church yard Jack would build a new pub away from the church to lure customers away from the rowdy one then opposite the church.” By the time Richard bought the Jack Fuller coach house Mad Jack was, of course, long dead. The pub had gone from a famous place to visit to somewhere on the verge of falling down with the slates stolen from the roof and the evidence of squatters in every room.

“I plan to sell and remain in the area where I have grandchildren, although I have another plan, which involves staying here and opening a micro brewery of Jack Fuller beer”

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Richard says: “I bought it as a project and did most of the work myself, except for re-wiring and plastering. Now the entire downstairs area is open plan. I plan to sell and remain in the area where I have grandchildren, although I have another plan, which involves staying here and opening a micro brewery of Jack Fuller beer in the old coach house part of the building. It could easily be turned back into a pub or a restaurant, or café. There is endless scope.” Mad Jack is still a presence in Brightling thanks to his follies, which include a Greek-style Rotunda Temple, a Tower and the Obelisk or Brightling Needle, put up to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. Jack Fuller evenings are held a few times a year when one of the locals dresses up as Mad Jack to commemorate his life. The detached house is set in lovely grounds and there are outbuildings that include a double garage and storage facilities, which have potential to be turned into a granny flat. Jack Fullers, Brightling, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32, in the region of £1 million, Freeman Forman 01580 881188

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COUNTRY GARDEN The garden of this four-bedroom Arts and Craft house has raised lots of money for good causes through the National Open Garden Scheme

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isitors enjoy the landscaped area that is full of vibrant colours all year round. The circular lawn in the centre and the upper and lower terraces all capture the best of the sunshine. The house is owned by an architect and is located in the ancient town of Winchelsea, which is one of the few examples in England of a town based upon a grid iron street plan, with wide, regular streets arranged around a giant square. The 1930s home is elegant and semidetached with lots of period features. It forms one of a pair of Lutyens style Art Deco properties. The owners have carried out a beautiful refurbishment to create a bright and spacious home with a contemporary living style. The entrance hall has a decorative archway leading into a galleried hall. The large double aspect lounge has a central fireplace and doors opening into the garden and adjoins the dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of high gloss units with display cabinets, a breakfast bar and a central Rayburn with an eye level double oven and induction hob. There is also a utility room and access to the garage.

On the first floor there is a galleried landing and four double bedrooms with beautiful views across the Brede Valley from the rear rooms. There is a bath/ shower room and a separate shower room. The ancient town of Winchelsea is known for its incomplete cathedraltype church of St Thomas the Martyr and its local facilities that include a fabulous food and wine emporium The Winchelsea Farm Kitchen, which houses a butchers, delicatessen, tea and coffee shop. The town stands on the site of a medieval town, founded in 1288, to replace Old Winchelsea which was lost to the sea. Winchelsea flourished until the middle of the 14th century when it was hit by the Black Death and later the town was sacked and burnt by the French. Nowadays it retains three of the four town gates and several original buildings. It is close to the nearby seaside village known as Winchelsea Beach.

‘The circular lawn in the centre and the upper and lower terraces all capture the best of the sunshine’

Mill Road, Winchelsea, TN36, offers in excess of £800,000, Freeman Forman 01580 755320

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The Paddock £725,000 This quite exceptional four bedroomed Barn conversion occupies a discreet position within this select enclave in this most desirable of villages. The significant grounds include a stunning planted frontage with a private cobbled driveway providing parking for three cars and access to a double garage. The high specification interior is equally as stunning. Old enjoys a fabulous village pub, picturesque church and fine rural walks. Viewing is strictly by appointment. EPC RATING: C Red Hill Court, Old

Kettering 01536 417888

Innovation, Style and Design £450,000 Have created the inspirational interior of this substantial five bedroomed detached residence nestled discreetly within this small, select enclave in the heart of Broughton. The village enjoys a primary school, village store/Post Office, Public House and picturesque church. The interior is of a high specification, the exterior offers a private block paved driveway with parking for two cars and access to a double garage with electric door and the rear garden is a good size with lovely period brick walling to one side. An outstanding home! EPC RATING:D Burtone Close, Broughton Kettering 01536 417888

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

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Moorlands is truly a wonderful semidetached, double fronted Edwardian family home with beautiful grounds of approximately 0.45 acres

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he house stands well back from the road and is approached through double gates to a sweeping gravelled driveway with a front lawn which leads to a detached double garage and courtyard area. Internally the house has been completely renovated and modernised to exacting standards whilst retaining its superb character and original features. A covered portico opens to a wonderful entrance hallway with superb original tiled floor and stained glass window. The drawing room with fireplace is a bright and welcoming room, ideal for entertaining, with a deep bay window which overlooks the front garden. The dining room is also a great size and full of original character. Again it overlooks the front gardens. It is a more formal room with another fireplace. Overlooking the rear garden is a bright sitting room with deep bay window and another fireplace with woodburner. The bespoke luxury kitchen/breakfast room is the hub of this lovely home and has integrated appliances and a gas fired double Aga. The kitchen opens to a

conservatory/reception room with vaulted ceiling, woodburner and doors opening to the rear garden. Also on the ground floor is a utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor is the master bedroom with a large en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms, a period-style family bathroom and separate WC. On the top floor there are a further three double bedrooms and a further room which could be another bathroom if converted. Externally are beautiful gardens with a large lawn, mature trees, shrubberies, sun terrace and a wonderful enclosed vegetable garden. Rushden is well located with mainline railway stations at Wellingborough (approximately 7 miles) and Bedford (approximately 10 miles) with services to St Pancras International. The newly opened Rushden Lakes shopping centre with Waitrose is just minutes away.

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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

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

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

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

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

Knight Frank

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

Knight Frank

www.knightfrank.co.uk/riverside

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

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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

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

Estate Agents

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

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

Brixton

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

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

Battersea & Nine Elms

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

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

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

THRESHER OWEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.kfh.co.uk

Knight Frank

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knight Frank

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

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

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

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

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

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1-3 De Montfort Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16  020 8677 9900  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tooting Bec 26 Tooting Bec Road, Tooting SW17  020 8767 0522  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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

Wandsworth

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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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Wandsworth – Between the Commons

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

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

Knight Frank

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

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Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000  swm@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  batteresa_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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

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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

Knight Frank

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

Knight Frank

81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  sales.wimbledon@lauristons.com  lettings.wimbledon@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  newhomes@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com 35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  rentalenquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk 1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111  jmorrison@savills.com www.savills.com

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LAST WORD Jill Bennetts, Regional Manager, Freeman Forman Tunbridge Wells Describe your property career to date. I began my estate agency career in quite an unusual way. I owned a farm in East Sussex from which I ran a successful equestrian business and having decided to have a change of lifestyle I sold it through my local estate agent Freeman Forman. Having got to know the staff really well and had a good experience with them as a customer the sale was completed and they approached me asking whether I would be interested in working for them. I immediately accepted. What do you enjoy most about your job and what are the highlights? The thing I enjoy the most about my job is people. I am a people person and having the pleasure of being involved with people every step of the way through what can be an exciting, challenging and often stressful experience where you can be on hand to take them through that process is so rewarding. I have been fortunate enough to start from being a sales negotiator up to my position now as Regional Manager looking after all of the Freeman Forman offices so I have experienced all of the highs and lows, worked my way up the career ladder and now have the amazing job of helping others do the same alongside being able to advise with hands on experience which I believe is invaluable. Describe the biggest challenges. As an estate agent one of the biggest challenges is when you have to explain to a customer that

their move will not happen because their buyer has decided to withdraw from the sale. It’s heart wrenching but as a professional and in often difficult circumstances you have to be the one who visits them to explain why and to pick them and the pieces up and start again. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? JUST DO IT! It is a fantastic job. You are dealing with real life, real people not numbers and spread sheets, and you are genuinely helping people, it makes a real impact on their lives. Houses are not a monetary transaction they are a dream, often a stepping stone in lives and they are the most emotionally charged purchase a person can ever make. What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? If you are considering selling your home don’t hesitate, everything is relative if you are buying and selling. The market is as good as your estate agent makes it; a proactive and positive agent will get you the best price for your property. It’s all about attitude not politics and doom and gloom. What sets your area apart? Kent and Sussex is the most beautiful place to live (I can give this a personal recommendation!) Amazing location, beautiful scenery, excellent schooling and superb transport links to London, what more could you want?

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What do you think lies ahead for your market? The market is strong across the board. The country market is always there with a steady stream of buyers from London who are making the move to a new life in the country and to set their family up to attend the best schools (both state and private) in our area. What’s not to like when you have country life within a short journey of the bustling city of London? Recent highs, recent lows. The absolute high for Freeman Forman is that despite the pessimism thrown out daily by the press regarding the property market we are busy with competitive interest in our properties. Lows? None. What is your top location in Kent and Sussex? Very difficult there are so many. For me The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells on Thursday Jazz night having a drink with friends, alternatively sitting next to the moat at Bodiam Castle feeding the ducks (and the carp that love the bread!). If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? Tricky! I would still work in property in some form. I’m addicted.

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Hugletts Farm, Heathfield, East Sussex A traditional five bedroom farmhouse dating back to the 15th Century (unlisted) with a holiday cottage, outbuildings with further development potential (STPP) surrounded on all sides by its own land extending to approximately 75 acres in a semi-rural position with stunning views and a high degree of privacy. Situated on the rural outskirts of the market town of Heathfield, East Sussex with mainline stations to London within a short drive. Guide price £1.75m-£2m Freeman Forman Heathfield 01435 865055

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