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LONDON PROPERTY

HOUSE & HOME

NOVEMBER 2018

THE COPPER HOUSE

Modern design in SW9

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Candahar Road, Battersea SW11

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• Ideal for families • Beautifully presented • Original Victorian features A stunning, terraced family home in a popular street in Battersea. Guide price £1,100,000 Freehold

matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7683

Morrison Street, Battersea SW11

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• Featuring charming Victorian period detailing • Garden with wood decking • Close to a number of fantastic schools Tastefully refurbished Shaftesbury cottage in the heart of Battersea. Guide price £1,050,000 Freehold

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Lessar Avenue, Clapham SW4

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• Beautiful period features • South west facing garden • Approximately 2,336 sq ft An exceptional semi-detached Victorian family home in the heart of the desirable Abbeville Village. Guide price £1,895,000

rebecca.higgins@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6116

Clapham North Side, SW4

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• High ceilings • Communal garden • Approximately 516 sq ft A charming one bedroom apartment with wonderful period features and views over Clapham Common. Guide price £535,000

rebecca.higgins@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6116

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Archbishops Place, SW2 £410 per week A lovely two bedroom semi-detached Victorian cottage in a quiet street close to Brixton. The house comprise of one reception room, dining room, kitchen with doors to the rear garden, two double bedrooms, one bathroom and a loft room. EPC – E. Clapham Office 020 7720 5588

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Emmanuel Road SW12 £395 per week A spacious two bedroom ground floor flat facing Tooting Bec Common and within walking distance of Balham. The flat has a bright reception room, kitchen dining room with doors leading to a rear garden, two double bedrooms and one bathroom. EPC – E. Balham Office 020 8675 5050

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NOVEMBER 2018

8 NEWS & VIEWS

HOME

10 Home Front. Jenny Knight looks at why everyone would love good neighbours

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11 The Word. Patrick Rampton surveys the effects of the ongoing political uncertainty

24 The Trend. The future’s bright…

18 Heads-up. Young street food winners in Tooting, a golden rice bowl in Battersea and Earlsfield Bridge goes heritage green 19 Word on the Street. How might the proposed increase in stamp duty affect the property market? 20 Secret Agent. Jake Ramsden of John D Wood & Co Wandsworth revealed 50 Money Matters. The rise in mortgage approvals could indicate the market’s downward trend is over, suggests Duncan Farmer 52 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 95 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks

SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

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25 So SOUTH. A stunning flower-shaped wall fire 26 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best 30 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens

ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. Actors see their dilapidated plot take on a new role

38 60 South West London. Desirable houses in Putney and Balham

61 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. Views over London from this striking townhouse close to the Village and the Common

76 South West London. Victorian homes for modern families Between the Commons and in Brixton

102 David Johnston of Savills champions Sevenoaks for a better quality of life

22 Home Compare. Getting warmer

86 Rental Talk. A market overview

33 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties set to impress

94 South East London. Exceptional family homes in Brockley and the Lancaster Conservation Area

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98 Super Prime Lets. River views from a desirable penthouse at Fulham Reach

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13 Heaver High Spot. An impressive home on the sought-after estate

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97 Lettings. A roomy ground floor flat near Brixton Hill and a stunning Putney fourbedder on a beautiful road

65 Robert Holmes Coombe. A fine new family residence close to Coombe Hill Golf Club

86 Well Positioned. Exceptionally refurbished and extended Wimbledon house

41 NEW HOMES. Amy Davis of Savills highlights a new development in Balham plus nine stylish builds

and a spacious split-level maisonette in Battersea

96 Luxe Lettings. A stunning Wimbledon new build

99 A unique Grade II listed home in East Molesey

104 A Cambridgeshire village thatched cottage and a fine family home in West Sussex 106 A bright and spacious house in the canal-side village of Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire

FINALLY 113 Last Word. Shoeni Oates of John D Wood & Co, Wandsworth, has the final say

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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT. FASHION FORWARD You may well be familiar with the Arts & Crafts designs of William Morris on wallpapers, curtains and upholstery, popular since their creation in the late 19th century. This Autumn H&M has brought the famous prints to a must-have collection of ‘tailored yet romantic designs’ in a unique collaboration with Morris & Co. Available in store as well as online. www2.hm.com

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A beautiful and original picture is a joy to own and even more so when the subject is your very best canine friend. Gail Fogarty has been working as photographer for almost 20 years and has developed the skills to produce characterful portraits, reminiscent of the works of Old Masters, that wouldn’t be out of place on the wall of the National Portrait Gallery. Gail is able to put her subjects at ease – even the most nervous of dogs – and uses backdrops and furniture to fit your home and style. Each REX portrait is printed with high quality inks and papers and expertly framed. The perfect Christmas gift?

Breaking Dawn is a striking mural wallpaper, designed by artist and interior designer Anna Jacobs from her original painting in ink on watercolour paper and imagined as a super large scale art work to give maximum impact in an interior. It can also be hung in repeat. Each mural is 300cm high and 210cm wide, made of three 300cm x 70cm strips, £395.

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BUTISITART? When is a TV not a TV? The Frame by Samsung is designed as a piece of art – when you’re not tuned in display your own photographic highlights or a wide selection of art from the world’s greatest galleries. You can also customise the frame itself. See more on Samsung’s website. From £1,499. www.johnlewis.com

UPINLIGHTS Working the rattan trend but in sturdier form, this table lamp with also meets the season’s colour criteria with its teal and orange raffia bound shade. www.oliverbonas.com

100YEARSON Set to rival the powerful visual impact of the Tower’s moat filled with thousands of ceramic poppies in 2014, Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers is an epic light and sound display at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Beyond the Deepening Shadow is an evolving installation, which will unfold each evening over the course of four hours, between 5pm and 9pm from November 4-11. Each evening the Tower moat will gradually be illuminated by individual flames accompanied by a specially-commissioned sound installation; a sonic exploration of the shifting tide of political alliances, friendship, love and loss in war. It’s free to view from Tower Hill and the Tower concourse. For tickets for the Moat see www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/explore/the-tower-remembers

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HOMEFRONT According to the television soap opera, everyone loves good neighbours, but in reality it is the bad neighbours who cause more angst than joy that householders spend more time thinking about, says Jenny Knight

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survey by GoCompare, found that 28% of us have fallen out with a neighbour, nearly half of us would back away from a house purchase if we saw rubbish strewn in a neighbouring garden and realising that a nearby house was a student let would make 37% of us reconsider our purchase. The research shows that bad neighbours are stressful to live near and can adversely affect the sale of your home. Common disputes feature loud music, shouting or banging doors, dogs barking or cats pooping in the garden, junk left in gardens, car parking arguments, overgrown trees and hedges, fence repairs and boundary disputes. The knowledge that bad neighbours put buyers off has led to a problem with dealing with them. If you complain to the local council or the police, or involve solicitors you will be oblige to declare this when filling in your Property Information Form. While the rule Caveat Emptor still applies, meaning it is up to the buyer to make

their own investigations, the seller has a duty to disclose boundary issues or disputes with the neighbours. If a seller fails to disclose such a problem their buyer may be able to cancel the contract, claim back his deposit or even seek damages after the sale has gone through. All in all, it is worth while making every effort to get on with your neighbours. It’s quite likely that if you can hear them clumping around they can also hear every hammer blow from your side when you put up some shelves. Remember that your neighbour’s house and garden may be in poor repair because they can’t afford to employ builders and may be too disabled to attend to the garden. One canny seller who was on good terms with his neighbour asked if they would mind if he got his workmen to smarten up the front of their house by repainting the front door, fixing the fence and replanting the front garden. The neighbour was delighted and the result was a quick sale at the asking price.

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hen stage actors Bill Homewood and his wife Estelle Kohler sold their Georgian home in Lambeth they retained the dilapidated 1960s garage on a small plot of land. It was used primarily for storage before they approached architect Jamie Le Gallez, from award-winning Soup Architects, to design a new London pied a terre to make the most of the limited scope of the plot. The new property, finished in brickwork on the lower storey with copper cladding above, has 749 sq ft of accommodation including a kitchen, reception room and shower room downstairs and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs – all designed to maximise levels of controlled daylight and sunlight to all areas of the house. The site measures just 20ft by 33ft and has just a small courtyard garden. A large roof terrace provides extra outdoor space. The couple have now decided to sell with estate agents Winkworth as they rarely get to use the house and have their main home in France. The Copper House, £825,000, Winkworth Kennington 020 7587 0600

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ow that the shops are filling with everything Christmas and that annoying music is everywhere in the air, it could be a good time to get your house in order for all the fun to come. This handy room by room guide from Addis might get you started and prevent that last minute mad rush

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THE WORD Patrick Rampton, Director Rampton Baseley, surveys the effects of the ongoing political uncertainty and the ’numpties’ on his Wandsworth market

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ne month back into a new selling season we have got 21 properties under offer, five went to sealed bids, three sold off market, one was a record breaker for its type, one was taken from another agent after six months and agreed within three weeks, and one was a house that had been on with three other agents over the space of a year and had had four price drops. Whoosh! What’s going on? Well the usual really, people are buying and selling in the borough of Wandsworth because, as we all know, it’s a great place for young(ish) families to live, and families have real reasons to move in and out of the area. And I see this as the market’s last hurrah as families snap up the final offerings before the Christmas recess takes hold. And after that I envisage everyone will hunker down with the proverbial tin of beans, duvet and shotgun, and await the many-headed monster called Brexit Proper in March 2019. People always want to move round here, but extraneous political events and numpties are precluding the vast majority. So, a spot of political history first – we’ll do numpties later. Since the high-water mark of Spring 2014, it’s been one political event after another affecting the London property market – Sept 2014, Scottish Referendum; December 2014, Stamp Duty changes; May 2015, General Election; May 2016, Brexit Referendum; April 2017, buy-to-let tax law change; May 2017, General Election; All 2018 Brexit squabbling at home and abroad…endless uncertainty about the future for the past four years and new laws designed to slow down the market. And indeed, the future is uncertain at the time of writing.

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£875,000 A beautiful Grade II* listed manor house set in substantial grounds with magnificent gardens within the village of Great Harrowden in Northamptonshire. The interior has been maintained to the highest standard complemented by many attractive period features. The large kitchen/ breakfast room with Aga connects with the utility room. The elegant sitting room and drawing room have significant fireplaces and there’s a grand formal dining room. Six generous bedrooms are arranged over two floors. The master and guest bedroom have en suites and there’s a main shower room. The walled and gated front garden has parking for seven vehicles and garaging for two/three cars. London St Pancras International is under an hour away via nearby Kettering or Wellingborough.

Uncertain and possibly bleak. Now numpties. Put it this way, amongst a truly grisly line-up of runners and riders in the race for next Prime Minister, the current favourites are; Jezza, Bozza and Jacob – The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse perhaps…? I mean honestly, you couldn’t make it up, how on earth did we get here? You mix one of those numpties (there you go) in with Brexit and you have one dark and stormy horizon. (Quick Sidebar of Shame; Tony Blair once said, off the record, of his cabinet “If I were Henderson Connellan 01536 417888 running a PLC with this lot were the board, we’d be bankrupt within a year”.) And so, with a colossal smelly melange of political ineptitude, narcissistic egomania, muddle-headed legislation and enormous bad-timing we have had a pretty ghastly market over the past four years. Prices have stagnated and then receded Le Val (by about 9% in Wandsworth), 60 Fife Road, Kingston and really, only transactions upon Thames, KT1 1SP of familial necessity (death, 020 8549 1823 debt, divorce, marriage, www.lebanesevalley.com childbirth) have kept the market ticking over. Where? And so, your copperLe Val (formerly Lebanese Valley) bottomed Wandsworth is located opposite Kingston station house (nicely done, and a short walk away from the busy right orientation, wellKingston High Street. priced, good agent) is What’s it like? selling very well and Recently refurbished and extended, quickly – they know the restaurant has a good that if the Horsemen atmosphere with great chefs and wreak havoc they’ll be delicious Lebanese food. able to sell it again well. A lot of people really And the food? want to move, but the Their shish taouk and kebab current political mayhem Kaylee Humphrey wraps which are all made is preventing them. Sales Negotiator fresh. A definite office KFH Kingston favourite.

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Park Lofts, Brixton SW2

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• Exposed beams and wood flooring • Roof terrace • Panoramic views of the London skyline The property has been thoughtfully and stylishly designed, resulting in a modern and distinctive home arranged over four floors. Guide price £3,000 per calendar month Available furnished

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• Juliet balcony in master bedroom • Roof terrace with London views • High ceilings and large sash windows Top floor, split level flat, ideally located in a sought after area in between The Commons, with a modern, stylish design. Guide price £575 per week Available unfurnished

harry.anthony@knightfrank.com 020 8022 6119

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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HEAVERHIGHSPOT This seven bedroom, double fronted house on the Heaver Estate, retains many original and charming features, from stained glass in the front door to ceiling heights, original windows and ceramic flooring

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he house offers just under 5,000 square feet of living space and benefits from a large lower ground floor and great lateral space. The property is set back from the road behind ornate iron railings and is accessed via the beautiful front door into wide entrance hall with tessellated tile flooring and intricate ceiling plasterwork. Off the hallway to the right is a formal dining room with a large limestone fireplace. To the left is an elegant bay-fronted reception room with an attractive real marble fireplace. To the rear are glazed dividing doors that flow through to the kitchen/dining space. The Shaker style kitchen has a wide range of units and integrated appliances and a three door Aga complete with a large central island. Wide French doors extend the entertaining further, onto a large paved terrace overlooking a private, 53 ft x 35 ft southwest facing garden which is larger than average for the Heaver Estate. On the lower ground floor there is a large games room and a cinema room – both perfect for keeping the children out from under your feet, a downstairs cloakroom and a fully fitted utility room with good storage space. Upstairs, on the first floor the master bedroom suite is located to the front a generous en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, a separate glass framed shower and underfloor heating. There are another six double bedrooms, one with an en suite

Manville Road is located within the much sought-after conservation area of the Heaver Estate and there are a range of shops and restaurants within easy reach. Good transport links are within walking distance at Balham or Tooting Bec Northern line underground stations and the overland Balham railway station allowing quick access to both the City and West End. There is an excellent choice of both private and state schools nearby. The green expanse of Tooting Common is only minutes away. Manville Road, Heaver Estate, SW17, ÂŁ2,950,000, Knight Frank 020 3797 2029

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Properties to call home

Rosenau Crescent, SW11 Double reception room, kitchen, 5 double bedrooms, cellar, eaves storage, South east facing garden, close to Battersea Park, 190 sq m (2,054 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide £1.795 million | Freehold

Alderbrook Road, SW12 Reception room, kitchen/dining room, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility room, cloakroom, South west facing garden, 238 sq m (2,561 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide £1.725 million | Freehold

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HEADS-UP EXPENSIVE CHANGES

Work is underway to deliver ‘environmental improvements’ in and around Wandsworth Common’s popular Bellevue Road shopping parade. Council staff are now implementing a £440,000 programme of streetscape changes designed to make the area more attractive for local residents and to also encourage more shoppers to visit local businesses that front this popular parade of shops, bars and restaurants. The works include the introduction of high quality York stone pavements, new street trees, more cycle parking, better street lighting, additional pedestrian safety measures, improved anti-theft security for motorcycles and the removal of redundant street furniture. The programme of works was drawn up following a detailed public consultation earlier this year, and are now being implemented along the stretch of Bellevue Road between Trinity Road and St James’s Drive. Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “The changes will make a real difference to the look and feel of Bellevue Road, making it much more attractive for residents, shoppers and visitors.” Funding for the scheme has been raised via a levy on housing developers in the area to pay for improvements that benefit the wider community.

TWOBRIDGES Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges have been given a much-needed facelift. The bridges have been cleaned and repainted in an attractive heritage-style railway green – and at the council’s request – the name of the station has been stencilled on both bridges to recreate their original Victorian-era appearance. Now new pigeon proof netting is being installed underneath both structures to protect pedestrians underneath. The work has been carried out by Network Rail as the culmination of a long-standing campaign to smarten the bridges, which are a prominent landmark feature in this part of the borough. To help get the project off the ground the council provided £100,000 towards the overall cost of the scheme.

YOUNGFOODIES Two students from Burntwood School have won the first Tooting Streetfood Challenge and will get a chance to launch their taco business at Tooting Market. The Tooting Street Food challenge was launched in June by Wandsworth Council’s Lifelong Learning team, who chose Tooting because it has become one of London’s top foodie destinations. The challenge offers young people a chance to develop a business idea and put their entrepreneurial skills into practice. Teams from Burntwood School, Chestnut Grove Academy, Ernest Bevin College, Nightingale Academy and Southfields Academy, received coaching and mentoring from professionals in the hospitality industry. The fiercely-contested final was judged by Tooting Market manager Roi Mengelgrein and professional Londonbased chefs Richard Sawyer (Maddison’s on Broadway) and Sebastian Ryder (Purple Dragon). The judges were impressed with the high quality of food and thought given to branding and developing a new food product. Kaafiya Bhatti and Donia Kamran from Burntwood School won with their business Panda Tacos, closely followed by Macho Nacho from Ernest Bevin College and Crumbalicious from Chestnut Grove Academy. The winning team won £250 of High Street vouchers and a glass trophy, plus the opportunity to launch their product from Unwined, Tooting Market, at a celebratory event on October 30.

THEY’VEDONEITAGAIN! Congratulations to Petermans Estate Agents Herne Hill office. They have been awarded the 2018 All Agents Gold Award for Best Estate Agent in SE24 for Customer Experience as well as Best Sales Agent in SE24. These awards are all based on customer testimonials. Managing Director, Wendy Peterman said: “Once again I am delighted to have won this award – for the second time. It’s a testament to our staff and as our mission statement ‘Excellence comes as Standard’ states, we strive to offer the best possible service at all times whether it be lettings or sales – obviously our clients feel we do!”

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NEWSCULPTURE A new sculpture Rice Bowl by artist Guggi was unveiled at Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms, in October. It is inspired by the humble beginnings of the artist and takes the form of the common bowl, a central theme of Guggi’s work which uses everyday objects to evoke an emotional response. Cast entirely in bronze, Rice Bowl is intended as a symbol of the way we live – both as a vessel of food and water and as representative of the fragility of life itself. The sculpture is latest in a long line of pieces on display at Embassy Gardens. Florian by British artist Sarah Lucas was unveiled in October 2015; its marrow shape inspired by the development’s proximity to New Covent Garden Market. The development is also home to Modern Marriage by rising British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara. The piece comprises a large foot with a ring embedded in the sole. Rod, a steel lightning bolt sculpture by Qasim Ashfaq, can also be viewed at Embassy Gardens. The sculpture unveiling is part of Ballymore’s commitment to the arts.

TAKEYOURTIMESILLIES A large number of Brits make an offer on a house or flat after spending a mere 30 minutes or less in the property, with only 35% spending two hours or more on the task, according to a survey by Terrys Fabrics. Some 16% of the survey admitted they hadn’t liked to ask about any problems with the house or felt able to turn on taps or flush the loo. Well aren’t they silly? It seems most of the respondents wished they had checked all the doors, windows and/or roof. According to the survey: “There was also a strong wish to spend the night to check for noisy neighbours, from these respondents. This, however, is not something an average estate agent or home seller would allow.” Let’s hope the people found in this survey are not representative of our readers, who should have sense enough to get a survey and satisfy themselves about the state of the house for as long as they want. Without forgetting that properties are often priced to sell, which means that if a new bathroom or windows are needed that should be reflected to the selling price.

WORD ON THE STREET How might the proposed increase in stamp duty for foreign buyers affect the property market? SAM SPROSTON KNIGHT FRANK

This new proposed increase only targets foreign buyers and is designed to reduce the number who are buying here, who are not paying UK taxes but who are perceived to be helping push up prices and reducing the UK ownership rate. The good news is that money raised is said to be going towards a scheme for tackling rough sleeping which is apparently on the increase, however the multiple increases in the Stamp duty thresholds that we have seen over the years have already had a large part to play in the fall in transactional volumes and I can’t see how this will be any different.

LUCIAN COOK SAVILLS

Despite successive stamp duty increases, London remains mid table compared to other leading world cities in terms of buying and selling costs. The proposed surcharge will not substantially change that, rather it’s a clear signal to those still hoping to see a rate cut at the top end of the market that the higher rates are here to stay. There will obviously be competition from increasing returns from other asset classes, but the rational is only part of the story. Those buying the most expensive homes in central London are often less concerned about rental yield and total return, but driven by the appeal of owning a piece of prime real estate in what is widely seen as a great city to live.

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Guide price: £3,250,000 7 Bedrooms With its two oors of spacious accommodation of approximately 4,187 ft2 (381.6 m2) inclusive of the double integral garage; this property has recently been the subject of complete refurbishment and has been remodelled to create what is now an amazing new residence within a plot of 0.28 of an acre. Situated within a gated road and walking distance of Marymount International School, Holy Cross Prep and Rokeby School.

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The sitting room of this handsome, double-fronted detached house, off Coombe Lane in West Wimbledon, has an attractive inglenook fireplace with twin windows either side. The house, in immaculate condition, has a well-appointed kitchen with adjacent dining room leading to the garden and apart from the master bedroom with dressing room, there are a further 4 bedrooms. Savills Wimbledon 020 8971 8111

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The Old Farmhouse is the oldest standing property in Long Ditton. Originally built in the17th Century, the five bedroom house has been restored and extended to provide a superb home ideal for modern day living with a spacious bespoke kitchen/breakfast room and dining area opening onto the landscaped gardening and a cosy family room with a fireplace. Knight Frank 01372 464496

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and insects that spread diseases. As well as letting wasps alone and avoiding killing them, gardeners are also advised to keep the use of chemicals to a minimum because pesticides are suspected to be behind the sudden collapse in wasp and bee populations over the past 20 years. The UCL survey found that while people associated bees with “honey, flowers and buzz”, the words chosen to describe wasps included, “sting, pain and annoying.” Other love-your-wasp tips include not cutting the lawn too short and keeping old and especially hollow trees which are ideal for wasps to build nests in. Let’s hope all our local councils also do their bit by not over manicuring the parks and commons that are such a feature of south London.

JOLLYPLANTINGWEATHER This is the weekend for bulb-panic. Have you forgotten to buy them or to plant them? Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths should be in by the end of September, while tulips should be planted in November. The negligent gardener is in a quandary: is it worth planting the mixed bulbs now or is it better to wait for November or even spring? According to the RHS spring flowering and hardy summer flowering bulbs should be in the ground in autumn while tender summer flower bulbs should be planted in early spring and autumn flowering bulbs by later summer. Try to stick to their advice but if you’ve already left it too late for the spring flowering ones, don’t worry. Stick them in now or as soon as we get a good weekend. Bulbs tend to be amazingly tolerant and most of them will probably come up and flower, giving that amazing display that lifts the spirits after the dark summer days. Delaying until November has a definite plus if you’ve forgotten to buy bulbs. By this time of year summer markets, garden centres and on-line nurseries will be marking their bulbs down. Snap them up and don’t worry too much about what type of flower – they all make a welcome splash of colour. Plant in groups of six or more to improve the display. You need about 30 to 40 to make a really mammoth show. Most bulbs should be planted about twice or three times their depth. Stick them in with the pointy bit upwards and space at least a bulb’s width apart. If the ground is moist don’t bother to water but if dry, water immediately.

GIVEUP Slugs have won, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, which has tested out most of the popular home remedies that gardeners use to protect their plants, and found they are all useless. Everyone who loves their garden or their allotment has tried a variety of anti-slug measures from coffee grounds, copper tape around the top of pots or egg shells and grit around plants. But the botanical boffins say we are wasting our time. The best methods remain those brutal murders committed after rain or at dusk when the slugs and snails come out to dine. A previous study found that hurling snails over the garden fence is also a poor defence because the creatures seem to have a homing instinct and are likely to return. However, gathering up snugs and snails and rehoming them in a park or common works better because that homing instinct doesn’t work so well over long distances. The RHS scientists tested five home remedies on their lettuces over the summer and found that copper tape, grit, pine bark mulch, wool pellets and egg shells all made no difference to which lettuce the slugs chose to eat. Dr Hayley Jones of the RHS says: “Gardeners could be wasting time and money by turning to home remedies to protect their prize plants. We recommend proven formulas like nematode biological control.” Nematodes are microscopic worms that eat the gastropods – so even crueller than setting out beer traps. A quicker death would be supplied by a resident toad, although to acquire one you need to have fencing with a gap and a small pond in the garden.

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HISTORIC HOUSE Set in a commanding position behind period railings, Archway House is one of the finest early 18th century houses in London

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he exceptional family house is seven bays wide and five storeys high with dramatic proportions. A private drive with automated wrought-iron gates is at the side of the house and at the back there is a generous 99-foot long garden with an outhouse and double garage. Inside original architectural features have been fabulously maintained including the staircases, period fireplaces, sash windows and panelling. The house is approached via a landscaped front garden and up stone steps to enter a generous reception hall. To the right, a drawing room occupies the full depth of the house, with a dual aspect offering views of both the front and rear gardens and a feature Queen Anne fireplace. There are two more panelled rooms on the ground floor. On the lower ground floor there is an eat-in kitchen with direct access to both gardens, a formal dining room, a larder/ cellar and utility rooms. The first floor has a magnificent reception room with antique parquetry flooring, two more reception rooms and an antique fitted library. Set on the second floor is a grand

master bedroom suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom, two more double bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms. There is also a family breakfast room with panoramic views of the common and a kitchenette with a roof terrace. At the top of the house is a flexible living space with a fitted kitchen unit. On either side are double bedrooms, with en suite shower rooms. One has French doors on to a roof terrace. If the house was rearranged there is scope to create an eight or nine-bedroom home, meaning this property is both a historical landmark and an outstanding family home. The house stands in a prime position on Clapham Common North Side, overlooking its wide, open spaces. Clapham Old Town is moments away with grand period architecture as well as being near to cafés, bars and restaurants. The area has good transport links and some outstanding schools.

‘Inside original architectural features have been fabulously maintained’

Archway House, Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, SW3, £6,950,000, Knight Frank 020 3667 6750

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IMMACULATELY PRESENTED This beautiful, four bedroom period home is arranged over three floors with open plan living space downstairs and doors leading out onto a landscaped garden

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Wandsworth Common mainline stations, which are both within easy reach of Clapham Junction, London Victoria and London Waterloo. Locally there are many shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities easily accessible along Garratt Lane and in the nearby Southside Shopping Centre.

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PERFECTION This substantial house of 10,575 square feet, located in a quiet private road on the exclusive Coombe Estate, has been constructed to unsurpassed specifications

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he traditionally built house of redbrick with contrasting brick and stone detailing with a slate roof has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and five reception rooms, aside from dressing rooms, and a leisure area in the basement. Coombe Ridings is the hidden gem of the Coombe area, being a private estate of just 33 houses discretely located off Kingston Hill, a short walk from Richmond Park, in an area where there are excellent state and private schools and easy access to central London and both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The Willows is set in a wonderful landscaped garden and has a high security entrance and garage doors. The

five reception rooms give plenty of family room and entertaining space which can also spill over into the stylish garden. The floor finishes include polished stone and hard wood timber with porcelain tiles to all secondary bathrooms as well as the leisure area basement, hallway garage and plant rooms. All the sizeable bedrooms, dressing rooms and landings are carpeted. There is underfloor heating throughout and air conditioning to the kitchen, breakfast room and the whole of the second floor.

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NEWHOMESUPDATE Amy Davis, Surveyor in the Savills New Homes team, highlights a new development in Balham

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n the New Homes market we are seeing a mixture of buyers. We are currently marketing a scheme in Balham and we’re seeing what was once a residential family area is now attracting more young professionals. New homes hold strong appeal for first time buyers. The draw in a no-fuss turnkey move is understandable when young couples and young families are buying their first home. Turn-key properties are less time-consuming and tend to be hassle free. Buyers don’t have to worry about potential issues and can simply turn up with their removals’ van and move straight in. Newly built homes offer a high and unrivalled standard of finish. Balham is now attracting a number of wellknown cafés and restaurants, and drawing those who were renting in nearby areas such as Clapham, where they can no longer afford to buy.” Bedford House is a new homes scheme in Balham nearing completion. The scheme is situated on Balham High Road. Prices start from £510,000. The apartment building ranges over eight floors and has a mixture of one, two and three bed apartments. All apartments offer open-plan layouts with private outside space, and are designed for modern living. Two new show apartments are now available to view, which

have been dressed by Shoreditch-based Homewings – an interior design store. The Help to Buy scheme has boosted the opportunity for first time home owners to move into new homes. Help to Buy is available on qualifying apartments in Bedford House. The development has great transport links and is only a five-minute walk from Balham station, which is on the Northern Line offering a direct line into the city and beyond. In addition, Bedford House is well equipped for keen cyclists. Close to Cycle Superhighway 7, residents can safely ride uninterrupted all the way from Balham into the city. Local artist Rodney Kingston has been commissioned to paint typical images of the local area to be hung in the communal area. Notably, Kingston won Landscape Artist of the year 2017 – Sky Arts. Kingston claims “what excites me about painting is the challenge of translating a three-dimensional subject in front of me into a realistic two-dimensional oil painting on canvas.” Bedford House, Balham, SW17, guide price starts at £510,000, Savills New Homes Team, 0203 430 6920 www.savills.co.uk

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TOWERING DELIGHTS On the 41st floor of this prestigious tower at St George’s Wharf, this exceptional threebedroom apartment offers spectacular views of central London and the River Thames

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he contemporary apartment has been interior designed to the highest standard and benefits from three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, an open plan reception room and a luxury eat-in kitchen/dining room. The kitchen has fully integrated state of the art Miele appliances including a temperature-controlled wine cooler and coffee machine. The apartment has floor to ceiling windows and extends to 3,354 square feet. It has comfort cooling and underfloor heating. The media and atmosphere are touchscreen controlled. The Tower offers 24-hour concierge services and security with a stunning health suite including a swimming pool, gym, spa, and a private residents’ cinema. A valet parking service is also available for the underground car park.

L&Q is to launch a development in the heart of leafy Wandsworth, only 30-minutes from the City, later this autumn. Wandsworth Exchange is a collection of 172 one, two and three-bedroom new homes on Wandsworth High Street. The development comprises 151 private sale homes, of which nine will be penthouses, complete with high-grade kitchens and premium appliances such as wine coolers. There are also 21 shared ownership homes. The award-winning architects Boon Brown, designed Wandsworth Exchange to complement the Town Hall, opposite. The development will feature retail and commercial units on the ground floor – including a brand new public library. It is an eight-minute walk from Wandsworth Town rail station, and a 29-minute journey by train to Bank. It is within walking distance of three large parks, including Wandsworth Common and a 10-minute walk from the river Thames. Lucy Chitty, Sales and Customer Service Director for L&Q’s South Region, says: “Wandsworth Exchange capitalises on some of the area’s best qualities. Residents can enjoy a convenient commute to the City whilst living somewhere refreshingly removed from the density and bustle of Central London. “Given the desirability of the Wandsworth postcode and the fact the area’s regeneration programme is set to significantly upgrade its local spaces, we’re thrilled to be able to offer a wide variety of homes to suit all budgets, from top floor penthouses through to spacious Shared Ownership units.” Wandsworth Exchange, SW18, L&Q Housing Association www.wandsworthexchange.co.uk

The Tower, SW8, St George Wharf, SW8, £9,950,000, Beauchamp Estates 020 7408 0007

Penthouse Living in SE1 Superb Views, Great Location, Two Bedrooms, Two Terraces and an Annex – OIRO £2.2 million Contact the new homes specialists on 020 8879 9099 www.lauristons.com

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COTSWOLDAPPEAL A record number of ‘baby boomers’ now own a second home, with around one in six 55 to 64-year olds buying a second property and one destination continues to attract – the Cotswolds. With authentic country charm and traditional honey-coloured stone exteriors, Spitfire Bespoke Homes’ development Highworth, in the popular village of Broadway, Worcestershire, is an ideal choice for second home hunters. Highworth is an elegant collection of 74 two to five bedroom properties, in 60 different designs. All the homes incorporate classic architectural detailing with authentic exterior facades and are interspersed with open green spaces and feature squares. Charlie Comber, of Hayman-Joyce Estate Agents, says: “The Cotswolds, and Broadway in particular, are an extremely sought-after destination for buyers relocating to a peaceful spot for their second home. There is certainly great appeal to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a rural retreat. Spitfire is creating an impressive range of house types and layouts at Highworth, ideal for those looking for the character of a classic Cotswold home, but with the low maintenance space of a new build.” The final phase at Highworth is due to be released this Autumn. All homes feature solid oak kitchens with quartz worktops, glass splashbacks and Siemens integrated appliances. Bathrooms are fitted with contemporary white sanitary ware by Villeroy and Boch, with high-quality polished chrome fittings by Hansgrohe. Henbury House is a unique five-bedroom home, with large arched feature windows, to flood the house with natural light. A large open plan kitchen, breakfast and family room extend the length of the house. Regular train services operate from the nearby Honeybourne and Moreton-in-Marsh stations, both a 15-minute drive from Highworth, reaching London Paddington in under two hours.

With 360-degree views across London this unique three bedroom penthouse with an observatory really is one of a kind. The Penthouse Observatory spans the entire top floor of Brandon House – formerly an old paint factory. The spacious apartment is situated on the fourth and fifth floors with access via private lift. The bright 55ft open plan living room and kitchen are flooded with natural light, from the floor to ceiling windows, with doors out to balconies. There are three double bedrooms including the master bedroom with its en suite bathroom with underfloor heating and Turkish steam room. A spiral staircase from the living room leads onto the stunning triple-glazed rooftop conservatory surrounded by a Japanese landscaped double roof terrace garden with stunning view across the whole of London. In addition, the flat has a secure and private double garage. It is located in the heart of Munster Village with easy transport links to Parsons Green underground station and easy road routes out of London. The Penthouse Observatory, Brandon House, 13 Wyfold Road, SW6, £3,000,000, Marsh & Parsons 020 7993 9888

Henbury House, HIghworth, Broadway, Worcestershire, £950,000, www.spitfirepg. co.uk or Hayman-Joyce 01386 858 510 or Knight Frank 01789 206967

PANORAMICVIEWS With panoramic views over London this luxury two-bedroom duplex apartment is arranged over the second and third floors and is within a close radius of Wandsworth Park and Central Putney. These stunning new homes are being finished to an exceptionally high specification and feature German designed kitchens, with a range of Bosh integrated appliances, contemporary bathroom suites, a mix of engineered wood flooring, tiled and carpeted floors. Private courtyard parking is included and all apartments are sold with a 10-year building warranty and are ready to move into. Putney Bridge Road, Putney SW15, £725,000 Leasehold, Lauristons New Homes 0208 879 9099

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TOPOFTHERANGESPEC The Tramyard is an exciting brand-new development of highly contemporary one, two and three bedroom duplex apartments by award-winning developer Joseph Homes. The site was one of the last working tram depots located in the heart of south west London’s fresh and edgy scene. The location is surrounded by an array of cuisine to suit every palate from modern European brunches to traditional eastern delicacies. It stands in the heart of Balham, an area recognised for its eclectic mix of independent and high street shops as well as a buzzing selection of bars and restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife. Despite the action Balham also has a real sense of community. The development consists of 70 contemporary and cosmopolitan apartments, with top of the range specification, set over six floors around a charming communal courtyard garden.

In one of the finest developments in SE1, this stunning duplex penthouse apartment at Brandon House provides exceptionally designed residences in one of London’s most sought-after locations. As well as a 24-hour concierge service, many homes have far reaching views across the capital. Situated in Zone 1, opposite Borough underground station, the development offers unrivalled connections across London’s business districts and cultural hubs. Brandon House lies in the centre of London’s hottest postcode SE1, and is ideally located for the City, Canary Wharf and the South Bank. Brandon House, Borough High Street SE1, leasehold, price on application, Lauristons New Homes 020 8879 9099

The Tramyard, 266 Balham High Road, London, SW17, from £499,999, Marsh & Parsons 020 7368 4830

LONDON BRIDGE A collection of one, two and three-bedroom private apartments located just a five-minute walk away from London Bridge and Borough stations, that come with modern kitchen appliances and cosy interior finishes. The living spaces have a modern heritage feel and each apartment has its own outdoor spaces with either a balcony or terrace. In addition all residents have exclusive access to the on-site gym, central garden area and concierge, as well as a sky terrace. Prices start from £600,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and range up to £1,220,000 for a three-bedroom apartment. The Taper Building, London Bridge, SE1, from £600,000, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward New Homes 020 3486 2250

CALLINGFIRSTTIMERS Absolutely ideal for first time buyers, The Catcher Building offers a collection of studio, two and three-bedroom apartments in the heart of Peckham Rye with excellent transport links from Peckham Rye and Queens Road Peckham stations. The apartments are modern and finished to a high standard with spacious and bright interiors, along with designer kitchens, tiled bath and shower rooms and oak flooring throughout. The building is close to an array of independent shops, bars, restaurants and cultural activities such as Rye Lane Market, Surrey Canal Walk and Peckham Rye Park. Prices start from £325,000 for a studio apartment and range up to £740,000 for a three-bedroom apartment The Catcher Building, Peckham, SE15, from £325,000, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward New Homes 020 3486 2250

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At Octagon, we have 40 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for building spectacular, one-of-a kind homes to the highest standard of luxury. Our discreet bespoke service takes clients on a journey from planning stages through to handing over the keys, with our in-house experts on hand every step of the way. Whether an Arts and Crafts country home, inner-city apartment or Georgian inspired townhouse, our team of architects, interior designers and project managers help clients realise their dream homes. Whether you have a piece of land already secured, wish to replace an existing property or completely renovate your current home, Octagon Bespoke can help you transform your vision into something truly unique. Bespoke projects start from ÂŁ1m.

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he average standard variable rate (SVR) rose from 4.72 to 4.85 per cent in September, following the quarter-point hike in Base Rate, according to research from Moneyfacts. It means the difference between the average SVR and the average two-year fixed-rate mortgage is now 2.41 per cent, the greatest difference in a decade. If ever there was a reason to remortgage, this surely is it. With Base Rate rising twice in the past year, there is nothing to say that it won’t rise further – and if you are on your lender’s SVR, that means a guaranteed jump in mortgage payments. Some borrowers may be sat on their lender’s SVR because they believe themselves to be mortgage prisoners – unable to remortgage onto a better deal due to changes in their circumstances or affordability criteria. While this may have been the case even only a few months ago, lenders have pledged to offer better rates – although not necessarily the cheapest ones – to existing borrowers who don’t meet their criteria, for whatever reason. There may be a better deal out there for you – it is certainly worth investigating to find out whether this is the case.

MONEY MATTERS

GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

£1.2 million £39,476

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The average price of a home in Kensington & Chelsea

ross mortgage lending for the total market in August was £24.1 billion, 1.2 per cent lower than a year earlier and almost ten per cent of that was taken out by people remortgaging, according to figures from UK Finance, the lenders’ trade body. However, the amount of credit card debt rose by 7.6 per cent a year earlier, suggesting that some people are struggling with the effects of inflation. Others, however, are faring better and the amount of money saved in instant-access deposit accounts also rose, by 4.3 per cent. The amount of money borrowed on overdrafts also fell, by 7.6 per cent. The recent rises in average salaries are benefiting some people more than others.

The average salary in London, up from £37,078 in 2017

NUMBERCRUNCHING

£484,926 £100,000 The average price of a property in London

The cheapest property for sale in London, a studio flat in Havering

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

Lender

Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Yorkshire BS

1.38%

12/31/2020

4.99%

4.3%

65%

n/a

2.5% / 1.5% until 31/12/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Mx £5m

Yorkshire BS

1.43%

12/31/2020

4.99%

4.3%

75%

n/a

2.5% / 1.5% until 331/12/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Mx £5m

Skipton BS

1.82%

1/31/2024

4.99%

3.8%

60%

n/a

5/5/4/3/2% until 31/01/24 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1995 Product Fee

£65

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

Coventry

2.35%

12/31/2028

4.74%

3.2%

50%

n/a

5/5/3/3/3% until 31/12/2023 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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GOINGUP? The rise in mortgage approvals indicates that the downward trend in the market is over, suggests Duncan Farmer

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a decade ago, it does appear to be stable. That stability is almost certainly thanks to the historically low interest rates borrowers have enjoyed over the past ten years. Those low rates may well be set to rise but Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has said that any rises will be slow and steady and most analysts do not expect the Bank’s monetary policy committee to raise rates until at least the middle of next year. By then, of course, we will have a much clearer idea of the impact of Brexit on the economy. It could be that should we leave the EU without a deal and the economy suffers the committee could decide to cut rates rather than raise them. In the meantime, anyone who is concerned about the medium-term direction of interest rates should take a look at best-buy mortgage tables. Skipton Building Society and Santander bank have five-year fixed-rate deals at less than 1.85 per cent. By the time the deals expire in 2024 the shape of the economy and the direction of interest rates are anyone’s guess.

he latest house price statistics from the Halifax, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, show that the market appears to have bucked its downward trend and that prices and mortgage approvals are rising. The headlines from its report suggest that on average prices across the UK rose 2.5 per cent over the year to September and by 1.8 per cent in the past three months. Mortgage approvals, which are a good indicator of the number of completed sales, rose to 66,440, which is not far off the five-year average of 66,550 and 2,000 above the previous 12-month average. The mortgage market has been slow but steady over the past five years. Although it is far lower than the average of 110,000 a month seen between 2002 and 2007, but then there was dramatic volatility. Although the housing market is not currently having the exciting rises – and less exciting but equally dramatic falls – seen before and after the financial crash

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t’s a tough question for youngsters – do I put all my savings aside to raise a deposit for my first home or should I start putting it into a pension? According to a survey among 18 to 34-year-olds one in three says that housing is their priority; one in ten says that student debt stops them doing anything and a similar number says that they change jobs too often to think about a pension. The research by Prudential also suggests that one in six believes that home ownership is beyond their reach. The research also suggests that one in five youngsters believes that their parents will give them money towards their first home and that one in ten is still living at home in order to save for a place of their own.

Variable Rates Lender

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Until

Rev. Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

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1.17%

Discount from SVR until 31/12/2020

4.99%

4.2%

65%

n/a

1% until 31/12/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Leeds BS

1.38%

Tracker over base until 5.69% 31/10/2020

4.8%

75%

n/a

3/2% until 31/10/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee

£199

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

Accord (Intermediaries Only)

1.74%

Discount from SVR until 328/02/21

4.99%

4.3%

85%

n/a

None

£495 Product Fee

£90

Mx £1m. 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.

Notes

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WHAT’SON... LAURA FISHMAN: INFINITE POSSIBILITIES 508 Gallery, King’s Road

Mon 5 Nov

Crystal Palace Park, from 6pm Wimbledon Park, from 6.30pm

Thur 8 Nov-Wed 21 Nov • Opening 8 Nov, 6.30-8.30 pm

CHINEKE! ENSEMBLE Trinity Church Wimbledon

Resident artist, American Laura Fishman is back with an outstanding exhibition of a collection of styles. Landscape artist of the year runner up, Laura’s exciting solo exhibition explores her drip and pour paintings. Her primary motivation has been nature and the world. With bold brushstrokes, drips and pours, Laura connects with the viewer through the language of colour and paint to convey her experiences. www.508kingsroad.com

Chineke! founded by Chi-chi Nwanoku, to champion change and celebrate ethnic diversity in classical music presents a programme including Beethoven’s Septet, a Boccherini Sonata, works by Chevalier de Saint-George, the first classical composer of African ancestry and by Samuel ColeridgeTaylor, lauded in his day as the ‘African Mahler’. www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk/ chineke.php

Sun 11 Nov

LIVING WITH BUILDINGS Wellcome Collection Until Mar 3

How does our built environment affect us? Examine some of the ways in which architecture and the built environment interact with concerns of health and wellbeing. From the slums of 19th-century London to the bold experiments of postwar urban planners to therapeutic spaces for people affected by cancer, look anew at the buildings that surround us and shape us. www.wellcomecollection.org

MODERN BRITISH AND IRISH ART SALE Bonhams, New Bond Street Wed 14 Nov

Mask, an extremely rare sculpture by Henry Moore is the highlight of this sale. Estimated at £1,000,000-1,500,000, it is being offered for sale for the first time for more than 80 years, and has never before been put up for auction.

SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE Temple Wed 14 Nov-Jan 13

HALLOWEEN LATE NIGHT SPECIAL Hampton Court Palace Wed 31 Oct, 10pm

Discover stories of spooky apparitions and paranormal activity on an adults only evening ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace. Famous phantoms include a screaming queen, a grey lady and a man in a mask. www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court

FIREWORKS (Best to book)

Sat 3 Nov

Dulwich Sports Club, from 5pm Lambeth Fireworks, Brockwell Park, from 5pm Morden Park, 6.30pm Battersea Park, from 6pm

Somerset House’s grand 18th-century courtyard is the stunning setting for a beautiful ice rink. No matter how unimpressive your skating skills a trip to this 900-squaremetre outdoor rink will be the very definition of festive fun.There are lots of tempting extras too: the Fortnum’s Lodge offers champagne, mulled wine and winter dining; and Skate Lates will feature top-notch DJs and music nights. Better get your skates on. www.somersethouse.org.uk

ALSO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ICE RINK

MIDCENTURY MODERN SHOW Dulwich College Sun 18 Nov, 10am-4pm

View a wide selection of collectable vintage furniture and home ephemera and source the latest designs in wallpaper, ceramics, cushions and gifts from 85 dealers and designers. www.modernshows.com

CROCHETDERMY Horniman Museum & Gardens Until Mar 7

See Shauna Richardson’s beautifully crafted, life-size crochet animal sculptures, inspired and informed by natural history. Trophy heads of animals including a bear, lioness and wild boar look down at visitors from the walls, while monkeys and an ‘Evolution’ graphics panel chart the development of Shauna’s work and life as an artist.

Oct 25-Jan 6

ANIMALIS Dulwich Picture Gallery Until 27 Jan 2019

These intimate performances (six each Sunday), choreographed by the critically acclaimed dancer Dane Hurst, run alongside the Ribera: Art of Violence exhibition and will give form to the emotional tensions, psychological resonances and physical impulses in Ribera’s work. www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

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Faraday Road, Wimbledon SW19

Guide Price: ÂŁ885,000 Freehold

Set in the heart of South park gardens is this delightful four-bedroom terraced family home and only a short walk to Holy Trinity School. The property is conveniently located within easy walking distance from Wimbledon town centre with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants and Wimbledon station with its regular services into London as well as access to the District Line. The property has been tastefully extended to provide you with superb accommodation including a good size lounge, a large open plan kitchen/diner with a vaulted ceiling. On the first floor are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and the family bathroom. On the second floor is another bedroom and a shower room. Outside is a private rear garden. EPC EER D.

Wimbledon Sales: 020 8946 9468

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gosberton Road, Balham SW12

Guide Price: £1,600,000–£1,700,000 Freehold

A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire what is quite possibly one of the finest homes of similar type in the prestigious Nightingale Triangle area just moments away from Balham tube & rail stations. Meticulously planned & executed throughout, high quality fittings, Fired Earth tiling, underfloor heating, ceiling speakers and switchable privacy glass within the roof lights are just some of the features offered. An extended basement conversion provides a bespoke laundry room & study area. The upper floors offer the most spacious bedrooms, en-suites & bathroom with a master suite that is exquisite. The Nightingale Triangle is famed for its close proximity to Bellevue road with excellent restaurants, bars & coffee shops. EPC EER C.

Balham Sales: 020 8772 9373

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Gillis Square, Putney SW15

Guide Price: £1,099,000 Freehold

This stunning four-bedroom townhouse with its own driveway and garage forms part of the award-winning ‘Queen Mary’s Place’, an exceptional collection of homes arranged within a classic street layout. The property enjoys flexible well-designed space over 3 floors and comprises entrance hall, office, and utility room. On the first floor there is a bright reception room with ‘French’ doors opening onto a large terrace, master bedroom with built in wardrobes and luxury en suite shower room. The second floor boasts a large family bathroom and three further bedrooms. The entire property has been recently refurbished to an extremely high specification. There are a range of excellent local amenities nearby and good bus links to the surrounding areas. EPC EER B.

Putney Sales: 020 8780 8780

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stannary Street, Kennington SE11

Asking Price: ÂŁ850,000 Leasehold

A stunning loft style apartment set within a small gated development in the heart of Kennington. This property offers spacious accommodation throughout and boasts all the character features you would expect from warehouse living including exposed brickwork, factory windows and painted steel supports. Designed and fitted by the current owners the bespoke layout makes superb use of the almost 1100sq ft of living space and is finished to the highest standards. It is also excellently located with Kennington Underground Stations located just a short walk from the property, offering easy access to Central London and the City. There is also a wonderful Farmer’s market nearby at St Mark’s Church. EPC EER B.

Kennington Sales: 020 7385 2296

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Oyster Wharf, Battersea SW11

Price: £1,950 pcm

Two bedroom modern apartment set within sought after riverside complex in the heart of Clapham Junction. This property comprises of a stylish open plan kitchen/living area with fully fitted kitchen and access to a private balcony, two double bedrooms, en-suite shower to master bedroom and a further modern three piece bathroom suite. The property is offered furnished and benefits from a concierge, free use of the block’s private gym, secure carpark as well as private underground storage for bicycles. A stone’s throw from the popular Battersea Square, this development also has direct access to the river Thames and an array of nearby amenities. EPC EER C. *visit lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Battersea Lettings: 020 7978 5800

Montague Road, Wimbledon SW19

Price: £1,320 pcm

This light and well-proportioned one bedroom first floor apartment presented in excellent condition, features wooden floors throughout, a bright and neutral reception room overlooking a charming communal garden. The property also comprises kitchen, bedroom with fitted wardrobe and bathroom with shower. Situated moments from the amenities of Kingston Road and within easy reach of the shops, cafes and restaurants of the Broadway, the property offers motorists easy access to the A3 road links to central London and the South. The nearest Underground station is South Wimbledon (Northern Line) and Wimbledon Station (National Rail). EPC EER E. *visit lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Wimbledon Lettings: 020 8946 9468

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Milverton Street, Kennington SE11

Price: ÂŁ1,550 pcm

Lauristons are pleased to present to the market this fantastic, one-bedroom period conversion garden flat situated on one of Kennington’s most sought-after streets. The property benefits from a double bedroom, spacious reception with period features that leads to a separate fitted kitchen with ample storage. The property also benefits from having a lovely private patio garden. It is surrounded by great local amenities, a vast selection of great pubs and restaurants, numerous cafes and delis. The location also provides excellent transport links including Oval and Kennington tube stations, Vauxhall station and 24-hour bus services into central London. EPC EER E. *visit lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Kennington Lettings: 020 7385 2296

Tooting Bec Road, Balham SW17

Price: ÂŁ3,500 pcm

A substantial five-bedroom house to rent located within easy reach of Tooting Bec underground station (Northern Line) and Tooting Common. To the ground floor of the property you will have the benefit of a spacious reception room, dining room and large kitchen/breakfast room with utility room. There is access to lovely patio garden from the kitchen and dining room. To the first floor of the house there are four bedrooms and the first bathroom. The top floor of the house has a further bathroom with roll top bath and the fifth bedroom. The property has an abundance of period features, restored fire places and high ceilings making this property perfect for professional sharers and families looking for a spacious property. EPC EER E. *visit lauristons.com/tenant_fees for full breakdown Balham Lettings: 020 8772 9373

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Leopold Road, Wimbledon SW19

Guide Price: £575,000 Share of Freehold

This two-bedroom Victorian conversion is situated on the beautiful setting of Leopold Road. It has been sensitively restored to the highest standard. This home benefits from panoramic views that take in internationally recognised, London landmarks. Leopold Road is a sought-after tree lined street, a natural draw for people looking to start a family, as it boasts a selection of “Outstanding” OFSTED rated schools in the immediate vicinity. There is a long lease and no onward chain. Situated in a stellar location with Wimbledon High Street and the Village nearby. The area has fantastic selection of High Street and independent shops, plus a plethora of restaurants and bistros. Recreational facilities are found in Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Common close by.

New Homes: 020 8879 9099

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his superb four bedroom mid-terrace Victorian house has been remodelled to a high specification by the current owners and includes a stylish spiral wine cellar. The raised ground floor provides an elegant double reception room with high ceilings and period features, whilst on the lower ground floor a Nicholas Anthony bespoke fitted kitchen and family/dining room opens onto a 48 ft landscaped garden. The kitchen has high end appliances and has been designed with entertaining in mind, fully complemented by its spiral wine cellar. The house also includes a garden room and home study.

On the upper floors are the four well-proportioned bedrooms and three contemporary family bathrooms. Redgrave Road is considered one of the best residential roads in West Putney; wider than neighbouring roads, architecturally handsome and extremely convenient. It is within walking distance of Putney’s principal transport links and the many varied amenities of the high street. The house is also within the catchment for a number of highly regarded local schools. Redgrave Road, Putney, SW15, £1,695,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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lose to transport links, this impressive and well-presented five-bedroom Victorian house has a pretty, 40-foot-long southerly facing garden and is located on a prime residential road, half a mile from Balham and Tooting Bec stations. It is well-proportioned and features an elegant double reception room with a traditional bay window to the front, high ceilings and imposing fireplaces in both rooms. The generously sized kitchen/dining/family room has ample units and an Aga range cooker. French doors open onto the garden. A practical utility room leads off the kitchen with a downstairs cloakroom and a cellar. On the first floor, the master bedroom is at the front of the house, with a large bay window and fitted wardrobes. Two more bedrooms are on this floor and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two more double bedrooms with two more bathrooms. There is also eaves storage. Boundaries Road is a leafy residential street close to the shops and a number of popular schools. Boundaries Road, Balham, SW12, Carter Jonas 020 8767 7711

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et within a highly regarded private estate, this striking five-bedroom end of terrace family townhouse is conveniently situated for Wimbledon Village and the Common. The house is finished in a contemporary style and features a unique roof terrace, with views to London, as well as a garden. It has been refurbished and extended inside and out by the current owners to give a reception room, kitchen/ dining room, utility room, cloakroom, two bathrooms and bike store. The property has been finished in a contemporary style with large glazed facades and attractive cedar cladding to give a great feeling of space and light. The refurbishment also includes the addition of a unique and substantial southerly-facing roof terrace providing views over the All England Lawn Tennis Club and London. The project was designed by award-winning architects and has since been featured in RIBA publications. The versatile accommodation is arranged over four floors, and the

property also benefits from solar water heating, underfloor heating (with panel radiators in bedrooms) and an integrated smoke detection and sprinkler system. To the front, there is driveway parking for several vehicles and also access to a storage room. From the kitchen/dining room, full width glazed sliding doors open out onto a delightful landscaped rear garden with gated access to private communal gardens, where there is additional parking. The property is within a mile of Wimbledon Village High Street and it is just a short walk to Parkside where the No 93 buses regularly run to Wimbledon and Putney (mainline trains and District Line Underground stations). As the last house on Somerset Road before the tennis club it is expected to also attract considerable rental demand during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

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.

Recently sold...

Somerset Road, Wimbledon, SW19, £1,625,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 9833

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Wimbledon

£3,650,000

A very attractive detached family house with versatile accommodation situated in a much favoured residential road a few minutes’ walk from King’s College School, Wimbledon Common and the Village Reception hall • 2 reception rooms • family room • study • kitchen/breakfast room • 6 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms (1 e/s) • beautiful south facing garden • garage and off-street parking • ER/E 62

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Wimbledon

£2,495,000

An impressive semi-detached family house situated in one of the area’s most desirable roads close to local shops and schools and within walking distance of the Village and the town centre Hallway • double reception room • kitchen/breakfast room • cellar/utility room • 5 bedrooms • study/bedroom 6 • 3 bath/shower rooms (1 e/s) • cloakroom • eaves storage • private garden • ER/E

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Wimbledon

Planning permission for a full width kitchen/breakfast/family room and extension above Open plan reception room • sitting/dining room • study • family room • kitchen/breakfast room • playroom • 7 beds • 4 bath/showers • large garden • gated OSP • ER/E

£3,995,000

Wimbledon

A beautifully restored and presented Grade II listed Victorian family house 3 reception rooms • study • bespoke kitchen • conservatory/family room • 7 bedrooms • 8 bathrooms • 3 dressing rooms • 1 bed staff flat • 90’ garden • 2 garages & OSP

£5,950,000

Wimbledon

£2,100,000

Wimbledon

POA

Wimbledon

£1,999,500

Wimbledon

£1,150,000

Recently refurbished on a small gated development of 2 houses near the Common 2 reception rooms • spacious kitchen/family/dining room • master bedroom suite • 4 further bedrooms • 3 further bath/shower rooms • westerly facing garden • garage & OSP • ER/C

A unique split level apartment with spectacular views from a private south facing terrace Spacious reception room • kitchen/dining room • master bedroom suite • 3 further bedrooms • family bathroom • large south facing roof terrace • 2 garages & OSP • ER/D

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Ideally located between Wimbledon Village and the town centre Reception room • kitchen/dining/breakfast room • 2 bedroom suites • 2 further bedrooms • 1st flr living room/5th bedroom • family bathroom • mature garden • OSP • ER/C

A fantastic penthouse apartment with a superb south facing terrace and rear balcony Open plan living space • 2 double bedrooms • 2 bath/shower rooms (1 e/s) • lift • communal gardens • 1 allocated parking space • ER/C

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thena House is one of the finest newly built homes in the Coombe Estate, combining classic architectural craftsmanship and modern luxury to create a unique six-bedroom family residence of uncompromising quality. This exceptional family home is located close to Coombe Hill Golf Club and is set within a lightly wooded close to provide peace and tranquillity. Built by Avicam Homes to a high standards and specification, this substantial house has a feeling of space and an abundance of natural light. There are six bedrooms, five bath or shower rooms, a master suite with a large dressing room, a drawing room, dining room, open plan kitchen/family room, a study and library, large games room, a double garage and nearly half an acre of landscaped grounds. The double aspect drawing room with a traditional fireplace has French glass doors to the terrace. And at the front of the house is a separate study and library, a spacious cloakroom and a good-sized utility room with staff facilities. Upstairs there is a wide central hall with a generously-sized master bedroom with a built-in television and an adjacent large dressing room with bespoke full height shelving, cupboards and hanging space. The dressing room leads on to a luxurious master bathroom in white marble featuring a

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‘rain’ shower and an Aqua television for the oversized bath. Three more bedrooms on the first floor also have their own en suite bath/shower rooms. On the second floor there is another large bedroom with an en suite and an ‘upstairs’ utility room/ kitchenette. There is also a games room stretching the width of the house with a full bar, television and a cloakroom – an ideal venue for watching big sporting events. There is ample well-designed storage throughout the house as well as loft storage. The wide stone terrace catches the sunlight in the south-west facing garden that is completely enclosed and beautifully landscaped with mature trees and shrubs. There is also an allweather half basketball court and room for trampolines or climbing frames. At the front of the house there is a cobbled forecourt with parking for up to four cars and a remote-controlled double garage. Coombe End is walking distance from outstanding state and independent schools and is brilliantly positioned between Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common. In nearby Kingston and Wimbledon there are a range of boutique shops, restaurants, theatres and sporting amenities. Athena House, Coombe Estate, Coombe End, KT2, POA, Robert Holmes 0208 947 1100

The Coombe and Kingston Hill specialists where we have over 125 years of collective experience within the area bringing together substantial local knowledge of the South London property market providing a friendly, flexible service to clients in order to achieve a positive moving experience. Robert Holmes & Company is a private company which has long been established as the number one residential property specialist within the area and prides itself on the longevity of its staff. Guy Leaning has worked within the area since 1989 and he and his team specialise in the sale and letting of some of the finest homes within the area.

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Coombe

£4,850,000

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Coombe Hill

ÂŁ7,500,000

An exquisite family home located close to Coombe Hill Golf Club and set within a lightly wooded close that provides peace and tranquillity. Expanding to 9,036 sq ft the house was constructed by Avicam Homes to a particularly high standard

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Coombe Hill

ÂŁ2,995,000

A delightful home situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the sought after Coombe Hill Estate. The property has been sympathetically designed and extended to provide a light and spacious family home taking full advantage of the beautiful southerly aspects over the secluded walled gardens.

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Coombe

£POA

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

West Wimbledon

£1,395,000

A most impressively presented family home with a wonderful open plan living space ‘Super Room’ which leads onto a terrace that acts as an extension to the kitchen and a westerly aspect garden.

Raynes Park

£995,000

A superbly sized house with an exceptional garden. Considerably improved five bedroom family home with a superb open plan Kitchen-Breakfast and family room that directly overlooks the garden.

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Coombe

£2,500,000

Coombeside

£1,222,000

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 on both the ground and first floor.

An exceptionally bright and completely refurbished family home with a south facing 75 foot garden set within the catchment area for Coombe schools on one of the best roads in Coombeside.

Ham Common

£900,000

A wonderfully charming and rarely available two double bedroom detached cottage situated close to the local shops of Ham Parade and with views straight across the idyllic Ham Common itself.

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Wimbledon Village

£9,950 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£8,000 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£4,900 pcm

Wimbledon Town

£4,250 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£3,500 pcm

Wimbledon

£1,650 pcm

One of two substantial family homes within a gated development located a short walk from the Village, Common and town centre. With generous room sizes and a stunning wrap around garden this secluded property is in an enviable location. ER/D

Fabulous family home in a quiet cul-de-sac a short walk to the Village and all it has to offer. Neutrally decorated throughout this property has four light and airy bedrooms with generous living space on ground floor. Split level patio area. ER/D

A superb first floor apartment in a beautiful period property located in a prime position close to the Village and the Common. Light and airy with lots of character, a private balcony plus use of communal gardens and a garage ER/D

Detached family home well located for the Village, Common and transport links. With a large garden (just under 100 ft), off-street parking and fabulous views of the AELTC. ER/E

This traditional family home a short walk from the town centre and the Village offers great living space with four bedrooms plus a master suite. Conveniently located for local school and transport links. ER/D

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 space with two double bedrooms reception room and one and a half bathrooms. Communal garden to the rear. ER/E

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Gayville Road £1,200 per week A stunning five bedroom, extra wide house in excess of 2300 square feet and located between the commons. The interior has been beautifully designed with a high end finish throughout, the house has a beautiful double reception room and the kitchen breakfast room offers plenty of space for entertaining and every day family living. Five double bedrooms • Kitchen/ breakfast room • Double reception room • Family bathroom • En suite bathroom • Cellar

Elms Crescent £1,200 per week A stunning five bedroom family home in Abbeville Village, presented in immaculate condition throughout and offering over 2200sqft. The house comprises a double reception with wooden floors, an eat in kitchen which leads out to a beautiful south facing lawned garden. The first floor consists of a two double bedrooms, smart shower room and a spacious master bedroom with great storage. There is also a further double bedroom and family bathroom and the attic has been converted into a large double bedroom with en suite shower room. There is a cellar for storage which houses the washing machine and dryer. The property further benefits from off street parking. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Eat in kitchen • Family bathroom • En suite shower room • Garden • Unfurnished

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

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Montholme Road £1,475,000 ON GREEN

This superb five-bedroom house is positioned on this sought-after residential street between the commons. It is beautifully presented and benefits from a great sense of light and space throughout, retaining many of its original features.

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Wiseton Road £1,675,000 This spectacular Victorian family home is located on a highly desirable road, on Wandsworth Common. The property has been completely renovated by the current owners and has been beautifully finished and to a very high standard, offering 1757 sq ft of accommodation arranged over three floors. Four bedrooms • Double reception room • Open plan kitchen dining room • Family bathroom • En suite bathroom • Garden • Finished to a high standard • Underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms

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NATURALLIGHT This incredible house was built in 2013 with a stunning period style façade and a high end contemporary interior

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he internal space has been cleverly designed with modern day family needs in mind from the start. It is obvious that the modern design not only makes for the perfect layout, but also exploits the flow of natural light throughout the building. Contrary to the common perception of new build houses, this stunning property not only has the floor space (approximately 3600sqft), it also has volume with excellent proportions in all of the principal rooms. The front door opens to an entrance hall that immediately leads to the drawing room. The drawing room boasts stunning hard wood floors (they are found throughout the house), a large bay window and an impressive period style fire place. To the rear of the ground floor, there is a kitchen/ family room, which measures just shy of 25ft in width. The room has been designed with three zones in mind; a dining area, an informal seating area and the kitchen itself. The bespoke kitchen is finished with a carrera marble work surface and integrated Gaggenau appliances. There are floor to ceiling glass panels on two sides of the room and sliding doors open to a stunning landscaped garden. The lower ground floor has been superbly laid out with a guest bedroom and en-suite shower room, a utility room, a glass fronted wine store and an extremely spacious media/ playroom, measuring approximately 24ft by 20ft. There is a further room situated off the media/ playroom, which would be ideal for use as a gym, studio or a study but could also be used as a sixth bedroom if required. The property has been

designed with three external light wells which provide a good level of natural light to the lower ground rooms. The floor to ceiling windows and doors in the bedroom, media room and gym all have access to patio areas within these light wells. The master bedroom is situated on the first floor, and includes a walk in dressing room and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms (two of which have en-suite facilities) and a family bathroom arranged over the upper levels. One of the most striking features to this beautiful design is the void that runs from the ground floor up to the second floor alongside the main stair case, which together with a roof light on top of the stair well adds to the tremendous feeling of natural light through the middle of the property. In addition there is a walk in cloakroom, bespoke cupboards and a number of further storage areas have been designed into the layout. Devereux Road is a popular quiet residential street in an area known locally as between the commons. The amenities of Northcote road are within easy walking distance and transport can be found at either Clapham South underground, Wandsworth Common over ground or Clapham Junction over ground. There are a number of good state and private schools nearby including the well regarded Honeywell Primary School (subject to catchment and entrance each year).

‘One of the most striking features to this beautiful design is the void that runs from the ground floor up to the second floor’

Devereux Road £3,250,000, Rampton Baseley 0207 228 5111

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s proud members of the community, Sheraton Law is always looking to support local events, projects and causes. Omnibus Theatre is a wonderful hub of creativity, with an exciting and diverse program to suit all and we are delighted to be sponsoring their Christmas production of The Selfish Giant (28th November-24th December 2018.) Omnibus Theatre is a multi award-winning independent theatre in Clapham, South London and a recipient of the Peter Brook/Royal Court Theatre Support Award 2016 and Off-West End award winner 2017. The heart of the venue’s ambitious programme is inspired by the building’s literary heritage and lies in both classics re-imagined and contemporary storytelling. Autumn/Winter’s programme includes four new plays, two national touring productions, an Irish season, Perception Festival plus a captivating family Christmas show, The Selfish Giant. Oscar Wilde’s beloved short story invites the audience to step into a spellbinding world of grumpy giants and everlasting winter. The play for ages 3 to

The Chase, SW4

£625,000

An absolutely stunning one bedroom garden flat of nearly 750 sq.ft, set in an imposing Victorian house on one of Clapham’s premier roads. The current owners have extended creating a lovely sunken conservatory.

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103, which opens from the 28 November thorough to 24 December, combines powerful storytelling, beautiful puppetry, enchanting music and a sprinkling of festive magic. This November also marks Omnibus Theatre’s 5th anniversary. Since opening its doors in 2013, the theatre has offered over fifty artists dramaturgical support, free rehearsal space and an invaluable platform to present original work. Investing in the next generation of theatre makers is also at the heart of the theatre’s new initiative for young people Routes, a free theatre holiday programme for 5 – 11 year olds receiving free school meals where participants also receive breakfast and lunch. The aim is also to boost educational engagement as well as an interest in the arts. Omnibus Theatre is looking forward to the next five years continuing this vital work and presenting unforgettable theatre that’s yet to be discovered. For more information about the programme visit http://omnibus-clapham.org

Clapham Common Southside, SW4

£3,200 pcm

An exceptional two bedroom flat overlooking Clapham Common. Fully renovated and elegantly designed throughout, the property boasts a 60ft landscaped garden and a fully equipped outhouse.

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his newly refurbished, split-level Victorian conversion, that is ideally located between Herne Hill and Brixton’s amenities and transport links, is new to the market. The stunning and beautifully presented upper floor apartment on the second and top floors, has been converted to create a contemporary openplan space that is flooded with light from east to west. On the top floor there is an open-plan kitchen reception room with new engineered oak wood floor, underfloor heating and French doors opening to a west facing, decked roof terrace featuring a living wall and views of South London. On the second floor there are two double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes and one with a period fireplace. There is also a new, modern bathroom with a bath and WC. The property has double glazed windows throughout and those on the top floor are finished to a high standard in industrial charcoal grey aluminium. The property has a share of the freehold and no onward chain.

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n excellent side extension to this four bedroom Victorian house of over 2,000 square feet has created a superb family living/dining area leading out to a sunny garden. The converted loft adds a further sitting room or potential for more bedrooms. The house sits between Wandsworth Common and fashionable Northcote Road, about a half mile from Clapham Junction. It is within the current catchment areas for Belleville and Honeywell primary schools and Bolingbroke Academy. The terraced, bay fronted house is light, spacious and neutrally decorated and retains original features including high ceilings, fireplaces, doors and windows. The side extension to the kitchen has been completed within the last two years and has smart Shaker style kitchen units, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Full width glazed folding doors open to the garden that catches the afternoon sun and is laid with artificial grass.

Railton Road, Brixton, SE24, £600,000, Winkworth 0207 501 8950

Upstairs there are four original double bedrooms with a partially converted open plan loft room providing a further sitting room or maybe a studio. Minor works could turn it into a fifth bedroom. Kelmscott Road is an attractive tree-lined street that is close to leafy Wandsworth Common. Kelmscott Road, Between the Commons SW11, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

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ADDINGTON SQUARE, CAMBERWELL, SE5 £789,950 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

We proudly present a unique opportunity to purchase a recently renovated three-bedroom Victorian house, on the prestigious Addington Square and set within

An and Conservation individual modern country house in aa host stunning location. Builtand originally in 1962 artist John Merton, Pound House broadly the extraordinary Addington Square Area. The house enjoys of period features is arranged over for fourthe floors with entry at ground level. Theisground floor Palladian style and a wide, dining single room storeyand building windows over looking was extended 1978find to ainclude a garden room and a comprises in a bright andisspacious a fullywith fittedlarge kitchen with ample storagethe andgardens. worktop It space. On the firstinfloor, charming reception room, spacious family bathroom and a astudy, whichand is the perfect for property a home office. The has thirdvery floorhigh offers two double bedrooms, both generous inthe sizeroof withwhich built-in large studio complex including workshop dark roomsize . The currently ceilings and brick parapets surrounding has storage. At thespace. top of the house, the loft has been converted into another large double bedroom with eaves storage. The local area is full of amenities including good storage supermarkets, gastro pubs, restaurants, Burgess Park and Oval Tube Station is also just a mile away. EPC Rating E.

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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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KENNINGTON LANE, KENNINGTON SE11 £975,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This generously proportioned two-bedroom house is in the heart of Kennington. Full of charm and space, the property benefits from two large bedrooms, a full

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positioned between the two bedrooms. The cellar is full head height, fully plumbed for a washing machine and dryer and a great storage area. EPC Rating D.

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VICTORIAN VILLA Available exclusively through Winkworth, we are delighted to offer for sale this stunning upper apartment

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he property occupies the whole top floor of a handsome doublefronted late Victorian merchant’s villa and is situated adjacent to the wide green open spaces and English Heritage protected Rookery Gardens of Streatham Common. This exceptional apartment offers over 1,350 sq.ft. of wellproportioned living space and has been beautifully maintained by the current owners. The building has recently undergone a comprehensive schedule of upgrading works both externally and in the communal areas. The grand ground floor entrance hall has an impressive oak staircase leading up to the apartment which is on the second floor. On the landing immediately outside there is a utility/boot room that houses the laundry and the central heating as

well as plenty of useful storage space and shelving. As you enter the apartment there is a wide entrance hallway with solid wooden floors lit by a large skylight. This leads to the living accommodation which comprises: three double bedrooms, a spacious 20ft x 15ft reception room, a family bathroom, a shower room and an attractive fitted shaker-style kitchen. There is access above the hallway to a flat roof area (not demised) with great views. Leigham Court Road has soughtafter local schools and commuting into the City and West End is easy from Streatham Hill, West Norwood and Streatham (Thameslink).

‘Situated adjacent to the wide green open spaces and English Heritage protected Rookery Gardens’

£625,000, Leasehold, Leigham Court Road, Streatham, SW16, Winkworth Streatham 020 8769 6699

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Part of an elegant conversion of a Victorian schoolhouse in the heart of Battersea, Old Garden House is an exclusive collection of just three luxury houses offering a choice of three or four bedrooms, each with secure allocated parking and benefiting from on-site porter/ caretaker services.

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Located in a private gated setting surrounded by traditional cottages and stucco villas – with the 200-acre green space of Battersea Park a few minutes’ walk away and the glamour of Chelsea just across the river – these beautifully converted homes provide an ideal location to enjoy the benefits of a central London lifestyle. Arranged over five floors No 3 offers three bedrooms, along with a top floor office/study that opens onto a private terrace. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and two further bathrooms serve the other bedrooms, while each bedroom boasts built-in wardrobes or a purpose designed dressing area. A glass balustrade provides an almost invisible cordon around a double height void linking the ground floor reception room and the state-of-the-art kitchen/dining room on the lower ground floor.

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his beautiful four-to-five-bedroom semi-detached house on a popular road has been extended and refurbished to an exceptional standard, with off-street parking for up to four cars and a lovely rear garden The heart of the house is the stunning open plan reception/dining/ kitchen area with doors leading to the private rear garden. The kitchen has been recently installed to an exceptional standard providing excellent entertaining space. The master suite is also on the ground floor also, with a dressing area and en suite bathroom. There is also a second reception room with a guest bedroom and useful utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are another two/three bedrooms, which could be opened up into a larger bedroom. There is also fantastic eves storage. Arterberry Road is an attractive tree-lined road with easy access both to Wimbledon Village High Street and Wimbledon Common via Clifton or Lauriston Road. The District Line tube and Mainline over ground stations are located in Wimbledon Broadway. There are many excellent schools both in the state and private sectors nearby along with school buses that feed to schools in other areas. Leisure facilities abound including riding stables, golf courses and clubs, tennis clubs and courts and sports clubs. The A3/M25 road networks offer access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports and the A3 into Central London.

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he pace of rental growth across all of the country has been slowing since 2015, but this has been dominated by changing conditions in the London market. Excluding London, rental growth only began to decelerate from 2017. The latest data shows that average rental growth of new and existing rents rose by 0.9% in the twelve months to August, unchanged on the previous month. But excluding London, rents increased by 1.5%, also unchanged from July 2018. Rents in London are falling – by 0.3% in the 12 months to August, following the same 0.3% fall in July. Looking across the regions, the rental market is following a similar pattern to the sales market in terms of pricing. Rental growth in the London market is weakening sharply, while other regions continue to see positive rental growth. East Midlands tops the list of fastest growth in rents at 2.8% in the we months to August. The future for rents does look brighter because of the lack of homes coming to the market to rent. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) August 2018 Residential Market Survey showed new landlord instructions are falling and have done for 23 consecutive months. Yet tenant demand remains strong as uncertainty and affordability affect the sales market too. RICS reports tenant demand at its strongest in almost two years. With this imbalance in demand and supply the likelihood is that rents will go up more quickly again soon. Results from the RICS survey suggest that this is particularly the case in the London market where the gap between tenant demand and supply is widening. Fionnuala Early, Head of Market Insight at SellMyHome.co.uk and RentMyHome.co.uk

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ULVERSCROFT ROAD, SE22

£1,750,000

A radically creative home with a resplendent vibe that measures over 1650 square feet. It has five bedrooms, two receptions, two bathrooms and original fireplaces. Moments to Lordship Lane and well within last year’s Charter School sweep.

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IVYDALE ROAD, SE15

£900,000

A feel-good, three (double) bed Victorian terrace with an enchanting south westerly garden. Heaps of original features, the house has good-looking living space and a welcoming vibe. Walk to Zone 2 trains/Overground links, the high street and great schools.

LANBURY ROAD, SE15

GUIDE PRICE £825-800,000

An artfully curated Homes for Heroes house c.1921. Three/four bedrooms, light kitchen/diner, reception, bathroom, shower room and side access (as it’s end-of terrace). In the middle of a fabulous community, Lanbury Road is quiet, has ample parking, is near three stations and terrific schools.

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SUPERIORSEMI Recent extensions to this superior semi have created an aspirational kitchen-diner and a top-floor master suite. Four bedrooms, bathroom and en suite, sitting room, utility, off-street parking and south-facing garden. Near Peckham Rye Park and superb schools

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very (admirable) inch of this family home has been enhanced. When the owners bought it six years ago, it had just been refurbished. Over the last two years the attic was converted, the kitchen lavishly extended, the family bathroom replaced, the utility/cloakroom created and a mega-modern Vaillant boiler was fitted. Space is well-organised, and fittings have been painstakingly chosen, such as wonderful encaustic tiles in the bathroom, en suite and utility and wide black-framed sliding doors and windows in the kitchendiner and master suite. Being semi-detached, you’ve (gated) side access to the rear garden. These homes have wider-than-average entrance halls, and this has the original hallway fire surround in one corner. To the front is a neat sitting room with hard-wearing engineered wood flooring, plantation window shutters, alcove storage and a carved wood Edwardian fire surround. The fireplace works and the chimney was recently swept. By the staircase is a smart downstairs cloakroom with utility units, a concealed washer/dryer, countertop basin and tall coat/shoe/vacuum cupboards. From the hallway, saloon doors open to a ‘to die for’ kitchen-diner with a large Villeroy & Boch Belfast sink, and a Quooker boiling water tap, quartz countertops, herringbone tiled splashback, an integrated AEG dishwasher and a built-in waste cupboard. The hob is induction and there is a NEFF ‘slide and hide’ oven and NEFF integrated microwave and warming drawer. Electric underfloor heating runs under the engineered wood floor, a modern black-framed skylight hangs over the island and extra-wide sliding doors open to the (Indian sandstone) patio. The garden is sublime, has a deep lawn, wood-edged flowerbeds stuffed with sambucas, hydrangeas, bamboo, roses and established shrubs. Interestingly, the apple tree is a survivor of the orchard that existed before these houses were built. At the rear is a potting shed while at the side

return is a door to the original coal shed, which now makes a useful buggy and bike hideaway. Two of the three bedrooms on the first floor are large double while the third is a roomy single/small double. The family bathroom has a double-size walk-in wet area, cast iron Bette bath, countertop basin, underfloor heating, mirror demister and wall-hung vanity unit. The boiler cupboard houses a Vaillant Therma Evocyl boiler. With 3.5 metres of built-in wardrobes and space for a super king bed (plus bedside tables), the master is roomy. It’s also blessed with light and fab views through the strikingly wide sliding windows. The en suite shower room has twin countertop basins, a wall hung vanity unit, mirror light and demister, underfloor heating and a walk-in wet area. You’re moments from glorious Peckham Rye Park with its new play area and café, adventure playground, pond and skate park. Local primary schools include Fairlawn (Ofsted ‘outstanding) and Goodrich (‘good’), while older children can walk to either Harris academy from here (both ‘outstanding’). Trains from Honor Oak Park serve London Bridge and Victoria while London Overground links reach Canada Water, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington. Peckham Rye offers the same plus Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and direct Overground links to Clapham Junction. Scutari Road, SE22 £1,184,950, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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Casino Avenue SE24 £485,000 Leasehold

Tulsemere Road SE27 £875,000 Freehold

This well presented chain free two bedroom ground floor flat comes to the market offering beautiful decor and large private rear garden. Located within the Homes for Heros estate, transport links from both Herne Hill BR and Denmark Hill Overground/BR are close by.

This period terraced property offers a bright and spacious layout with a bright rear garden. The property benefits from a short walk to West Dulwich and West Norwood and is found in excellent condition throughout.

Povey House SE17 £350,000 Leasehold

Belvedere Road SE19 £299,950 Share of Freehold

Petermans are happy to present this three double bedroom split level flat offering skyline views from the top floor private balcony.

Minutes from the Crystal Palace triangle, this period one bedroom conversion flat comes to the market with no onward chain and would ideally suit first time buyers or buy to let investors.

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Acland Crescent SE5 £1.1m Freehold This 1930’s style three bedroom property comes to the market on the popular Acland Crescent. This home has been recently refurbished to a high standard, and still offers potential to add value and additional space by creating a loft conversion. As well as being ideally located for the many transport links to both Central London and Canary Wharf the property is also only moments away from Ruskin Park, and Kings College Hospital. Good School Catchment area.

Herne Hill Road SE24 £975,000 Freehold This end of terrace four bedroom period house offers plenty of scope for improvement as well as two reception rooms, two bathrooms good size garden and garage. Located close to Ruskin Park as well as many good transport links.

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his elegant and spacious, fourbedroom period house has been stylishly refurbished to create a wonderful four-storey family home. The lower ground floor houses a spacious dining room with an impressive open plan kitchen leading onto the garden with a practical utility room and guest WC. On the ground floor there is a light and elegant double reception room with direct access to garden via a rear balcony, as well as a study and an extra guest WC. The first floor holds two large double bedrooms with generous built-in storage, a single bedroom and large family bathroom. The superb master bedroom suite covers the entire second floor. It has spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden that give this room fantastic light as well as spectacular views. There is also an en suite shower and toilet. The property has a large, landscaped, 88ft south-west facing rear garden.

Brockley is situated between Camberwell College of Arts and Goldsmiths University of London in New Cross, and has a well-deserved artistic reputation that is reflected in the many independent retailers, cafés and bars in the area. Brockley also boasts an award-winning food market. Nearby is the Brockley Conservation area with Hilly Fields Park where you can play tennis, bowls and cricket whilst enjoying amazing views over the London skyline. The property is ideally located for transport with Brockley station just 0.4 miles away with services to London Bridge, London Victoria (via Clapham Junction). While Crofton Park Station, a third of a mile away, runs services to London Blackfriars, Farringdon and Kings Cross/St Pancras International. Brockley Road, Brockley, SE4, £1,295,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

CONSERVATION AREA With a delightful 134 square foot of south-facing garden this four bedroom semi-detached family house enjoys good natural light and has potential to extend into the roof space. It is situated in the Lancaster Conservation Area, and the property retains some charming features. It has a generous entrance hall with direct views towards the main garden. At the front, there is a reception room with a working fire and a wide bay window looking out towards the front garden. The bright kitchen, dining, family room leads out onto an attractive decked terrace with a mature vine pergola and a brick-built barbeque. There is access to the good size cellar, housing the boiler and there is a ground floor cloakroom and utility area. The elegant master bedroom with en suite shower room and WC, and three more double bedrooms and the family bathroom, with bath and shower, are on the first floor. Overall the house extends to 1,656 square feet. The mature front garden provides off-street parking for several cars or bikes. Lancaster Avenue is a wide tree-lined street that runs between Thurlow Park Road and Norwood Road. The property is within easy reach of the popular Julian’s Primary school, as well as many of the sought-after private schools in the area, such as Rosemead, Oakfield and Dulwich College. The nearest stations are Tulse Hill to London Bridge and Thameslink, West Norwood, to Victoria, Clapham Junction and London Bridge, and West Dulwich to Victoria and Blackfriars. Lancaster Avenue, SE27, £1,475,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321

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Diary of an estate agent... From Pimlico to Peckham – the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of estate agency by Jane Robathan

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iewings can go well, even when they don’t. Every now and then, when the sales team are desperate, I get asked if I could help with viewings on a Saturday. This Saturday I had a new girl shadowing me, so I got to show off too. Things were going really well. I started the day at a gorgeous house that’s been modelled into the perfect family home. We’re up against a joint agent who’ve just got an offer from a couple that haven’t sold (an everfrequent situation right now). These guys are jumping through hoops to bridge their loan or secure a crazy delayed completion that will crucify them financially if they don’t find a buyer in time. That’s infatuation, right there. The couple I showed also loved it. They previously told Sarah they have something to sell. Just after I’d demonstrated the slide-and-hide NEFF oven, the wife gave her husband ‘The Look’. He said they’d obviously need to revisit (we hadn’t even got up to the first floor) and that they could buy in cash if needed. We proceeded to discuss tea for builders at 8am, emergency Screwfix orders and months of portablestove stews to achieve the results surrounding us. Being six weeks from having their first baby, they are understandably receptive to a fuss-free move. The second viewing is booked for tomorrow. Next up was another good-looker where the lady has taken the time and trouble to scour the whole of France to extract its finest antique brass fittings, including door furniture. On locking up after the first viewing there, the door knocker came off in Sarah’s hand. Three visits later, Victoria used it and slipped backwards on the pavement as it again sprang loose. The only damage was to her dignity—she was alongside the viewer. Annie trumped her at the little flat with the kittens. The owner didn’t get back to us about the 11am on Saturday

and has just started a job as a cocktail barman. We left it with a ‘we’ll come and knock if we don’t hear back’ email, as we know how keen he is to sell. As no one answered, Annie took the applicants in to find both bedrooms full of snoozers. But the viewers really liked it and will return to see the bedrooms on Wednesday. Back to my Saturday, I approached the loose-knocker house with caution. On opening and closing up with great care, I can confirm two successful viewings and no concussion. With rain falling hard on us, I then took the new girl to two pretty flats. A young couple were bowled over by the interior of the first and got into the company car for a lift to the second. The harder the rain beat down, the more the windows misted up. While trying to impress how nearby the next flat was, I managed to take a wrong turn and get a little lost. On eventually arriving at the second flat I insisted on trying to open it in every kind of wrong way. The wrong entrance with the keys to the first flat and various combinations of wrongness. Thankfully, I was with responsible adults, so we got in. They loved it and are coming back to see both places again this week. This is a great turnaround for a tricky autumn market. Buyers have started looking in force, so much so, that I’m asked pitch in and show them around (desperate times indeed). Even if a viewing doesn’t go smoothly, if you make a genuine effort to connect, you’ll likely do a good job anyway. www.roybrooks.co.uk

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rade II listed Georgian townhouse c1770 with four bedrooms, a basement kitchen/ diner, a beautiful double reception, a master suite with dressing area and en suite, a family bathroom and an 85ft garden. Very close to Zone 2 trains/Overground links at Denmark Hill, buses, restaurants and schools. Camberwell Grove, SE5 £1,750,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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stunning and unique newly built seven-bedroom house of about 6,313 square feet which has been meticulously designed using the best materials sourced from all over the world. It is located in this quiet cul-de-sac within easy reach of both Wimbledon Village and Wimbledon Park. As well as the seven bedrooms, the detached house has eight bathrooms and five reception rooms. The master bedroom suite has two dressing rooms. The magnificent hall way features a sensational staircase winding upstairs

and also down to the lower ground floor. Downstairs, the entrance hall leads onto a drawing room, dining room and a kitchen/breakfast/family room. There is also a second kitchen, staff accommodation, a games/cinema room and a gymnasium. To complete the luxurious accommodation there is also a sauna with plunge pool. There is a formal front garden with a garage to the side and a landscaped rear garden. Lambourne Avenue, Wimbledon, SW19, ROA, Robert Holmes 020 8879 9669

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his wonderful and spacious split-level garden maisonette that extends to 1,100 square feet, has been beautifully refurbished to an exceptional standard and provides excellent and versatile accommodation with a wealth of living space and a sunny south west-facing garden with rear access. It is situated in one of Battersea’s prime streets, close to Northcote Road, and directly off Clapham Common North Side. This outstanding apartment has two double bedrooms, one on each floor, each with their own bathroom facilities – so the flat would suit sharers but also a family as well. With a separate reception room to the front and spacious kitchen family room to the rear there is ample living space, as well as a very well-designed utility room in the cellar and an excellent amount of storage. The whole property has been recently refurbished and extended and has a private rear garden with a handy rear gate, ideal for bike access. Altenburg Gardens is about a quarter of a mile from Clapham Junction station and a little over half a mile from Clapham Common underground station for the Northern Line. Both stations have excellent services into The City and West End. The area also has excellent schools in both the state and private sectors. There are vast array of shops, bars and restaurants on nearby Battersea Rise, Northcote Road and Lavender Hill. Altenburg Gardens, Battersea, SW11, £700 per week, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

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his spacious ground floor apartment has three double bedrooms and is in good decorative order throughout. It is partly furnished with two reception rooms and a beautifully tiled bathroom. All the bedrooms are carpeted and the modern bathroom has a shower over the bath and a WC as well as a separate WC. There is a large open-plan kitchen reception room with a wood floor, a gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher and a fridge-freezer. Wide bi-folding doors from the kitchen reception open onto a paved south-facing patio.

There is also a second decked patio accessed from the reception which would be perfect for bicycle storage and a separate storage cupboard in the hallway. The flat, ideal for a family or sharers, is ideally located close to Brixton Hill with frequent buses to Brixton, Brixton underground and Streatham Hill railway station. Morrish Road, London SW2, ÂŁ530 per week, Winkworth 0207 501 8950

PATIOGARDEN Located in a highly sought-after residential road in Lower West Putney, this four-bedroom terraced family house benefits from a private patio garden. The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, a bright double reception room with southerly aspect, a fully fitted kitchen/dining room, with access to the garden, and a cellar. On the upper floors there is the master bedroom, three more double bedrooms and two smart family bath/shower rooms. Bangalore Street is a beautiful residential road ideally located for the river, high street and all the amenities and transport links of Putney. There are also numerous highly regarded primary schools close by. The house is available on an unfurnished basis from late November. Bangalore Street, Putney, SW15, ÂŁ3,500 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100

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WATERSIDEDRAMA This exclusive, sixth floor penthouse has fabulous views over one of the most dramatic stretches of the River Thames and is just eight minutes by underground train from South Kensington and eleven minutes from Knightsbridge

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he penthouse has five bedrooms and five bathrooms with 4,524 square feet of living space that includes a generous, open plan reception room. There are two kitchens, a utility room, cloakroom, two separate dressing rooms and a wraparound terrace that gives perfect views over the river in both directions. The apartment comes with an additional four parking spaces, located within two garages within the secure underground car park. Fulham Reach offers the ultimate in luxury London riverside living. The exclusive destination is ideally located for access to Kensington and Knightsbridge, with landscaped gardens and waterside walkways.

The interiors are designed by world-renowned Jestico and Whiles, making it an extremely desirable development. Residents benefit from exclusive membership in Fulham Reach’s lifestyle club which features a host of private facilities including a cinema and screening room, spa, state-of-the-art gymnasium, swimming pool and virtual golf. The area is rich in royal history and heritage and was home to Queen Caroline when she resided in the original grand Brandenburgh House in the 1800s. Goldhurst House, Fulham Reach, W6, £8,000 per week, furnished or unfurnished, Knight Frank 020 3597 7680.

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HUNTING LODGE Dating back to Tudor times, Matham Manor is a unique, Grade II listed home, that was once Henry VIII’s hunting lodge

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lectric gates open onto the imposing six bedroom house. The attention to detail throughout the refurbishment has been impeccable, resulting in a light, open plan home with period characteristics. The spacious Shaker style kitchen/breakfast room features original beams, an Aga, light granite worktops and an open fire, creating the perfect countryside kitchen. A rear extension leads to a living space with skylights that flood the area with light and French doors with direct access to the picturesque garden. The room offers both a living and dining area and is the ideal space for entertaining. The ground floor also includes an impressive family room, living room, a separate utility room and a cloakroom. The first floor has four spacious bedrooms, three of which are en suite. There is also a separate cloakroom and bathroom on this floor. The second floor has two more bedrooms, both of

which feature original beams and a large storage area. The south-facing garden has been re-landscaped to feature numerous seating areas that are perfect for summer entertaining. As well as a spacious lawn there is a mini maze that adds a distinctive feature to this wonderful family home. A brick wall surrounds the perimeter of Matham Manor giving privacy whilst creating a quaint country feel. Externally the gravel driveway has space for ample parking and there is a bonus of a twin carport and large store area. The house is within a superb commuter location with easy access to the M25 and A3. There are fast and regular train services from Hampton Court, Surbiton and Esher stations. There are also many excellent state and independent schools in the area.

‘A brick wall surrounds the perimeter of Matham Manor giving privacy whilst creating a quaint country feel’

Matham Manor, East Molesey, KT8, Knight Frank 01372 464496

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GRADEII GLORY T David Johnston, Associate Director at Savills Sevenoaks, believes that there are many reasons why Sevenoaks is ever increasing in popularity with those looking to move out of London for a better quality of life

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evenoaks has a real market town appeal, which when combined with a recent influx of sophisticated bars, restaurants and designer boutiques, has broadened its appeal to many more people of all age ranges. The town centre has a true variety of facilities, such as a cinema, sports centre, and multiple coffee shops and cafés. There’s a lively and friendly, atmosphere wherever you go. With 25-minute rail links to London Bridge and onwards to Charing Cross and Cannon Street, you can be in central London in less than 40 minutes – so the benefits to city commuters are obvious. For those who work outside of the capital, it’s also easy to pop into the West End for evenings and weekends of shopping and entertainment. Another reason why Sevenoaks has become so popular is the range of highly rated state and private schooling available, with an abundance of state, preparatory and grammar schools in the locality. Sevenoaks School is one of the country’s top performing schools for GCSE results, and also benefits from a sports complex and a performing arts centre. Even though Sevenoaks is so close to London, it’s situated within the heart of beautiful scenic countryside, giving access to a wealth of outdoor pursuits and cultural assets. For example, there are two golf courses adjacent to the town and more situated within easy reach, including the highly prestigious London Golf Club. The area is also plentiful in heritage destinations, with the National Trust’s Knole Park, Ightham Mote, Emmetts Gardens and Scotney Castle all nearby. Hever Castle and Gardens,

which is highly popular with families, is also less than ten miles away. Here in Sevenoaks, we are fortunate that we are able to meet the growing demand for housing with an excellent spread of properties across all brackets. At Savills Sevenoaks we are currently handling a diverse mix of properties to suit every need, ranging in price from £300,000 to in excess of £5 million – everything from first time buyer flats and apartments, terraces and semi-detached homes, family and large executive houses, to properties suitable for downsizers. Due to the number of beautiful villages close by, such as Otford, Weald, Plaxtol, Brasted and Penshurst, we also handle village properties, mansion houses and country estates, which all benefit from easy access into London and the amenities of Sevenoaks. It also makes financial sense to consider a move out of the capital to Sevenoaks. The latest research by Savills, based on ONS experimental data, has identified that people living in the south east spend an average of £16,176 a year on things other than housing – over two thousand pounds more than those living in London, indicating a that move into the commuter belt can offer more disposable income. In addition, Savills research shows that the average price of a home in Sevenoaks, as at June 2018, was £520,010, which has remained relatively steady over the last twelve months with an annual growth of 1.4%. When considering that the average home in Greater London costs 16.5% more than Sevenoaks – or in Wandsworth, nearly 25% more – it really illustrates how moving to Sevenoaks is much more than a lifestyle choice, it’s also a sound financial proposition.

his impressive and distinctive Grade II listed house, with a gorgeous part-walled garden, has great character and is perfectly located within the Upper High Street of Sevenoaks. The Chantry is a superb property of historical note, set in a prime location. It has been meticulously refurbished and updated by the present owners, but still retains many features of the period. The generously proportioned accommodation is well presented throughout and is arranged over three floors together with a spacious wine cellar. Features include high ceilings, multi-pane casement and sash windows (some with shutters), brass door furniture, oak floor boards, an impressive oak staircase, detailed architraves, Egg & Dart and Dental cornice, dado and picture rails and column radiators. The exceptional part walled garden provides a charming backdrop to the property, a high degree of privacy and a delightful summerhouse. The house also has three private parking spaces. According to the Sevenoaks Society Plaque, the house incorporates part of an earlier building and was built about 1700 on land which originally formed the endowment of the chantry established in 1257 in Saint Nicholas Church. There are seven bedrooms, a reception hall, drawing room, dining room with butler’s pantry, a sitting room, breakfast room, kitchen and cloakroom. The master bedroom with en suite bathroom is on the first floor along with three more bedrooms and the family bathroom and laundry room. Two more bedrooms are on the second floor as well as a games room, hobbies room, office, cloakroom, boiler room and store rooms. The Chantry, High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, Savills 01732 789 700

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A property to call home

Savills Sevenoaks

01732 789 700

Classic Grade II Listed Victorian villa on Pound Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage and parking, delightful gardens, 0.23 of an acre, 0.2 miles from the High Street, 0.5 miles from the station, 230 sq m (2,483 sq ft), EPC=Exempt

Guide £1.75 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Richard Smith Savills Sevenoaks 01732 789700 rsmith@savills.com

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THATCHEDENCHANTMENT T his attractive Grade II listed thatched cottage embodies everything a country cottage should be with a thatched roof, wood beams and a lovely colourful garden The cottage has immense charm and its own unique ambience with a wealth of period details. It features fine Inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and quaint features and occupies a wonderful position close to the heart of this highly sought-after village. It has two to three reception rooms, four to five bedrooms, a cloakroom/shower room, a first floor bathroom and a double garage. There is driveway parking and enclosed gardens. The cottage is in the heart of Fulbourne, a thriving village with a vast range of local amenities and a variety of shops, primary school, inn and restaurant. It is just three miles to the east of Cambridge and within easy reach of major routes. The cottage is entered via a solid wood front door leading to a dining room with Inglenook fireplace with a brick hearth and wood burning stove, natural wooden floorboards, exposed beams and timbers and a part

glazed door to terrace and rear gardens. The sitting room also has a large feature inglenook fireplace and French doors leading to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is also bright and airy with views over the gardens. At the front of the house there is a cottage garden with well-stocked boarders and a gate and paved pathway leading to the rear garden. To the side is a pebble stone parking area and a small vegetable garden, along with the detached double garage. Next to the garage is a children’s play area with bark chips. The principal garden area enjoys privacy and seclusion and is mainly laid to lawn with a great variety of mature shrubs and well stocked borders. It is part walled area in one corner with a patio style area and a paved pathway leading to a further garden area with shrubs, pond and large paved terrace to rear with a timber garden storage shed. Cow Lane, Fulbourne, CB21, Cambridgeshire, £730,000, Cheffins 01223 214214

FINEREFURBISHEDHOUSE A fabulous and imaginatively enlarged five bedroom, three-bathroom house on a large secluded plot in the desirable Lucastes area of Haywards Heath, that is close to the railway station, a nature reserve and good schools. The house has a grand master suite with a high vaulted ceiling, dressing area and doors out to a full width balcony overlooking the rear garden. It also has a beautifully fitted en suite bathroom with underfloor heating. On the ground floor, the original part of the house has polished wood herringbone block flooring in the hall, sitting room and dining room. The kitchen is fitted with a modern range of units, granite worktops and breakfast bar island. The room opens into a wonderful family room with glazed roof lantern and full width folding doors out to the rear garden. There is a large utility room with an internal door into a larger than average single garage which opens into a separate workshop area. Outside the house is approached via a five-bar wooden gate and driveway with ample parking space leading to a garage with a remote-controlled door and a landscaped front garden. The rear garden measures about 90ft by 65ft and has been beautifully laid out with a full width composite timber style deck, areas of lawn, central pergola and numerous well-stocked beds and borders surrounded by mature hedging and trees. 29 Lucastes Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16, £950,000, Mansell McTaggart 01444 456431

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ESTATE AGENTS

Guide Price £495,000

Creative style and design

An exclusive development of inspirational new homes constructed by AP Lewis & Sons Ltd, nestled discreetly on the periphery of the sought-after village of Isham. The Sorrels, (Plot Fifteen), is an attractive four bedroomed detached residence offering an impressive specification. Isham offers an outstanding primary school (Ofsted 2015), village pub, church and lovely rural walks, yet Kettering and Wellingborough with their respective railway lines connect with London St Pancras in under an hour. The Sorrels, Isham Kettering 01536 417888

Precision Planned

Guide Price £550,000

This quite exceptional five bedroomed detached residence is nestled discreetly off Pytchley Road, set behind mature plantings. The significant plot is accessed via a private driveway with parking for four/six cars, and access to an oversized garage. The extensive interior has been finished to the highest standard. An outstanding home. EPC RATING: C Pytchley Road, Kettering Kettering 01536 417888

Ash Tree Cottage

£387,500

Stunning stone-built four bedroomed semi detached home located in the sought after village of Isham. With a fusion of period design and modern build, this wonderful home has been finished to an exceptional standard. Cobbled driveway providing off road parking and enclosed by attractive stone wall. Rear garden with paved terrace. EPC RATING: B Middle Street, Isham Kettering 01536 417888

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

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MODERN FAMILYHOME Woodpeckers is a delightful detached family house with a separate self contained, one bedroom annex

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ocated in the heart of the popular canal-side village of Stoke Bruerne, the village is highly sought after with a primary school, park, two public houses, restaurant and museum and is famed for its canal, locks and heritage. The bright and spacious house offers superb family accommodation with established gardens to the front, plenty of off-street parking leading to the integral double garage. To the side of the house is an enclosed patio with pool and studio/home office with a further patio garden across the rear of the house with decked patio, seating and barbecue areas. On the ground floor is a welcoming double-height entrance hall and a very handy study. The main reception room is a large bright room, ideal for entertaining with an open fireplace. To the rear of the hallway is a dining room, another bright room which leads through to a superb open plan kitchen/breakfast and family room. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of smart modern units and there is a separate utility room and cloakroom, On the first floor are four good size

bedrooms. The master bedroom is a great size with a smart en suite shower room. There is also a separate family bathroom. In addition there is a selfcontained annex which does have its own entrance or can be accessed via the garage to the main house if required. The annex has a good size reception room, fitted kitchen, double bedroom and a luxurious bathroom with shower area. Stoke Bruerne is ideally situated with good access to the A43, M1 and M40 so ideal for commuters, the mainline train stations at Milton Keynes and Northampton have direct services to London Euston with journey times of around 35-55 minutes. Just over 4 miles way is the vibrant market town of Towcester with independent shops, Waitrose, restaurants and cafés and Milton Keynes is approximately 10 miles away with a wider range of shopping and amenities.

‘Located in the heart of the popular canal-side village famed for its canal, locks and heritage’

Woodpeckers, Bakers Lane, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, Guide price £725,000, Fine & Country Northampton 01604 309030

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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

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

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

Knight Frank

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

Knight Frank

www.knightfrank.co.uk/riverside

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

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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

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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

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

Knight Frank

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

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Kingston

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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Tooting

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

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

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

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

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  sales@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk 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 Shoeni Oates, Lettings Manager John D Wood & Co, Wandsworth Describe your property career to date. I started my property career ten years ago having worked in Events for many years previously. My career began in Fulham and Chelsea for an independent agency – which allowed me to explore all aspects of the lettings business. I then joined John D Wood & Co in 2013, covering the Cobham and Weybridge offices where we secured the largest deal on record for Countrywide. I then transferred to the South West London offices working in Wimbledon Village, Clapham and now in Wandsworth. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? I do not think anyone could do this job unless they liked working with people, meeting all types of clients and applicants from all over the world and with many different requirements. The highlights have been working with some amazing people, many of whom have been with John D Wood & Co for some years. Describe the biggest challenges. As an experienced agent, I have found that there is always something happening in the market. This presents its own set of challenges. Maintaining the high levels of rent we were securing from our corporate clients back in 2016 has been a challenge this year. However, providing up to date market advice to our clients allows us to

adjust the marketing strategy and ensures we prevent any costly void periods often negating any potential rent increase. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Being an estate agent adds a huge number of skills to your skillset, most are transferable in many aspect of life! Good determination and self-motivation is always helpful. What advice do you have for tenants in the current market? Demand for property and family housing is high, so competition can be strong. We are seeing this more in the run up to Christmas when we have very motivated applicants. If you like a property and it meets your requirements – the best advice is to go for it. Don’t delay! What sets south London apart? South west London is home to some of the most beautiful and open spaces including Richmond Park, the River, Clapham and Wandsworth Commons. There is a great mix between city and country. I love that you are able to go horse riding in these open spaces as well as achieve easy access into the city. I have recently become Mum to an active daughter, making me more aware of the great schools here too.

What do you think lies ahead for the south west London market? The area has seen huge investment recently from many international landlords and through our Corporate Relocation Department we are seeing a high demand for the right property. Providing there is property that attracts the best tenants, I am certain demand will stay high. Recent highs, recent lows? A super busy Summer! Breaking the heels on my favourite shoes! What is your top location south of the river? We are spoilt for choice here – I LOVE London House for Brunch, all of the pubs surrounding Wandsworth Common and for a special treat Chez Bruce. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? It has been suggested I would make a good teacher! Can’t think why?!

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