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Prime riverside living


Four stunning homes

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The contemporary apartment close to shops & amenities.

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Grove Road, Barnes SW13 A beautifully presented ground floor apartment offering a spacious and bright home within a striking modern building. The property is located in close proximity to the shops and amenities of Barnes High Street as well as Barnes Common. • • •

Generous room proportions throughout Patio/terrace Central Barnes location

Kate Cooper looks forward to helping you. 020 8022 6272

Guide price

£1,100,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.

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Iconic riverside penthouse in Westminster.

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The Icon, Pimlico SW1 The apartment is situated on the 5th and 6th floor of this exclusive riverside building. The flat is very spacious, light and bright and has a surrounding balcony and terrace. Close to Chelsea and Westminster and very near to Sloane Square for shopping and amenities. • • • •

Matt Smith looks forward to helping you 020 3597 7670

Concierge Private parking Unobstructed river views Approximately 4,004 sq ft of living space

Guide price

£4,700,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


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Independent letting agents with a difference

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

Voltaire Road, SW4 £1,875 per calendar month A spacious split level two bedroom flat off Clapham High Street close to transport and amenities. The flat comprises of a large reception room, kitchen breakfast room, two bedrooms, one ensuite shower room and a separate bathroom. EPC – C Balham Office 020 8675 5050

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

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Kelmscott Road, SW11 £1,670 per calendar month A recently refurbished one bedroom flat in a Victorian conversion off Northcote Road. The flat has a good size reception room, modern kitchen with doors leading to a patio garden, one double bedroom and a shower room. EPC – C


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Luxury residential homes on the River Thames




THE ACCENT £535,500

We always offer market value on our part exchange service. We take all the hassle away of selling your home. So you can concentrate on your new vision of carefree living.


Thames side living with transport links to London and close to Heathrow Airport, Ascot, Windsor, Walton-on Thames and Weybridge. Explore about our exquisite range of holiday lodges. Find us at Thames Retreat, Chertsey Lane, Middlesex TW18 3ND

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NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. The dream home wish list has changed, reports Jenny Knight 11 The Word. Douglas Bernard, Branch Manager, Winkworth, Herne Hill, looks at how renters and buyers are managing in Brexit uncertainty 22 Heads-up. Agents put their energies into raising funds for charity, some are on the move and we’ll soon see more trees on our streets 23 Word on the Street. How will Brexit affect the rental market? 24 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 26 Secret Agent. Remy Kaspa of First Union revealed 44 What’s On. Going with a bang – bonfire night celebrations around SOUTH 46 NEW HOMES. Rachel Turner, Sales and Marketing Director Ashgrove Homes, reflects on the hard work it takes to get buyers through the door

48 Affordable apartments in a former office block in Croydon and a new development in Battersea 54 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer considers the pros and cons of joint mortgages

35 EXCLUSIVE. Four properties set to impress 44 Waterside Living. Luxury holiday homes by the Thames 50 Luxury development. Family homes in West Byfleet

83 Luxe Lettings. An exceptional five bedroom house in Battersea and a grand Victorian home in Camberwell 84 Super Prime Let. A stunning six bedroom family home in the heart of Coombe

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

57 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A collection of 13 new prime homes close to Wimbledon Common


61 Robert Holmes Coombe. A charming house in an elevated position on one of the best roads

86 A spacious, six bedroom family home with a wonderful garden in Cobham

66 South West London. A superb family home Between the Commons, a substantial apartment in Battersea and another with views over the Thames

90 London in 60 minutes – commutable country homes


SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

28 Joined+Jointed – New generation design 30 The Trend. Clocking on

ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. A stylish Streatham house for hire 10 Trophy Home. A Grade II listed masterpiece on Ham Common 33 South West London. A townhouse on a private road in Wimbledon Village and an apartment in a mansion block in Putney

80 South East London. Neo Georgian Gem overlooking Addison Palace Golf Course 82 Lettings. A beautiful two bedroom apartment in Putney, a ground floor period conversion in Upper West Putney and a spacious four bedroom 20s’ house in Mitcham


88 Coastal Homes – seaside living for Londoners

FINALLY 92 Directory of South London agents 97 Last Word. Tina Donaldson, Branch Manager Tucker Gardner, Saffron Walden, has the final say



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SOUNDS DELIGHTFUL A ‘galaxy’ of world-class musicians in Wimbledon will create some unforgettable musical experiences around the rich themes of music, mathematics and architecture at the Wimbledon 2019 International Music Festival. Concerts at venues across the area.


PICTURETHIS A designer’s reaction to the selfie culture. Ohh Fleur! features cameras and mirrors to produce a bold graphic wallpaper. £144 per roll.

You can afford to pile them high! Cushions from Asda on a blush pink theme add a lot of textural interest in a bedroom or on a sofa. Cushions, £8 and £10 online and in store.


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SIDEORDERS So pleasing – the warm acacia wood tapered base with its cool marble top. Designed by Terence Conran and his Content team, the new Penny table is available in two heights. Large white marble table, £279 and small black marble table, £249.

PAINTING PIONEER Hayward Gallery is presenting a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of British artist Bridget Riley. Spanning 70 years of the artist’s working life, it will be the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date and runs until 26 January next year. www.southbankcentre.


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entral heating, double glazing and secure doors and windows top the UK home buyers’ list of must have features, according to a survey from Gocompare. Other demands are good broadband, mobile phone connections and a sitting room big enough for a large, flat screen TV. While period features and highly rated schools have fallen down the top 20 most-wanted list. Access to a landline telephone is no longer seen as essential, while satellite TV is seen as vital. Surprisingly, only 17 per cent of buyers thought proximity to a good school was an essential. While fewer than one in ten people were bothered about a property having period features. Number one on the list of must haves was central heating, followed by double glazing, secure doors and windows, a garden, good broadband and mobile phone signal, followed by local shops and amenities. Further down the list of requirements were a good energy efficiency rating and plenty of electric sockets, friendly neighbours, at least two toilets and off-street parking. Bizarrely having a bath or shower came way down the list at numbers 13 and 14. Five years ago, only 34 per cent of people considered a good mobile phone signal a home essential, compared with 58 per cent today. Similarly, a good broadband connection was a must-have for only 54 per cent of buyers, compared with 61per cent from this year’s survey. Now 41 per cent of buyers want a living room large enough to house a large, flat-screen TV. Back in 2014, only one in ten people considered this a priority. Other desirables include, bifold doors, sheds and an open-plan layout.

However, fewer people consider a shower essential compared with the 61 per cent who wanted one in 2014. Other property features falling out of favour include a new boiler or central heating system and open fireplaces or woodburners. GoCompare warns home buyers that buildings insurance should also be on their property ‘must-have’ list and that they need insurance from the day they exchange contracts rather than the day they move in. Ryan Fulthorpe, from GoCompare Home Insurance said: “Our survey shows connectivity is now a deciding factor. Technology forms a big part of everyday life – whether it’s browsing the web, video or music streaming, or making a mobile phone call – people want a strong, reliable connection. And, with an increasing number of internet-capable devices developed for home use, this trend can only continue.”


escribed as an architectural masterpiece, Sudbrook Lodge is a Grade II* listed family home, built circa 1680, overlooking Ham Common. The house is close to Ham Common Woods and Richmond Park. The beautiful façade features sash windows across all floors, while the entrance has a late 18th century panelled doorcase with a fluted frieze. Tastefully restored to the highest specification, Sudbrook Lodge has five reception rooms and four antique marble fireplaces. It offers wonderful family accommodation, as well as the opportunity to entertain friends and family alike. All the rooms are beautifully proportioned. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room enjoys a vaulted wood beamed ceiling with two French windows leading on to the large back garden and the stand out feature is the exquisite first floor drawing room stretching the full width of the house. The house is set off by beautiful walled mature gardens and the south facing rear garden gives access to a gated swimming pool. Sudbrook Lodge, Petersham Road, TW10, POA, Savills 020 8614 9135



his beautiful five bedroom Victorian conversion in Kempshott Road, Streatham Common, could be yours. But only for a day! Ideal for a special occasion, it’s available for hire. The Top model Adwoa property, which has Aboah has worked on been newly restored a shoot at the property and renovated to accentuate its period charm, features rooms in a mix of styles from industrial to glamorous for use in fashion and style shoots. There are impressive, detailed ceiling roses and open fireplaces in both reception rooms. The house is spread over four floors, with white floors throughout. Every room has large windows.


What makes a dream home? Eliza Dolittle said she wanted a ‘room somewhere, far away from the cold night air, with one enormous chair,’ but nowadays people are more demanding, says Jenny Knight


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THE WORD Douglas Bernard, Branch Manager, Winkworth Herne Hill, looks at how buyers and renters are managing in Brexit uncertainty


urrently the main preoccupation in the UK is Brexit. Obviously, the fact that negotiations have taken over three years to come to a resolution, has been a great concern to the public and very damaging to the property market. At the time of writing (three years after the referendum) we are still none the wiser about the result of Brexit. However, life carries on buying, selling, renting and letting properties and the property market is just a small part of economy for the whole of the UK. There is still a strong appetite to own properties in the UK and first-time buyers are still out there, but, more than ever, they are looking for a reasonable purchase price. First-time buyers have been doing their sums and have realised that if they can get together a good deposit (often with the help of “the bank of mum and dad”) they will be better off owning a property, rather than renting one. I would always advise to buy if you can. For first-time buyers, although you are looking at a medium to long term investment, as the current market situation undoubtedly will take longer than usual to improve, you will reap the financial rewards of home ownership eventually. Being a positive person, my advice would be to take the plunge and purchase. Should you have to move unexpectedly in the near future, for whatever reason, you can always let your property. Whilst current lending criteria is getting stricter, mortgage rates are still at a low level, which is attractive for first-time buyers. I would expect, with the uncertainty in the political world, that interest rates are likely to stay low for a while. In Herne Hill, we have noticed stagnation in the sales market for family homes. Potential vendors are holding off the search for the house of their dreams (with more bedrooms, larger, longer gardens, etc) because of the


Offers in excess of £725,000 This substantial four bedroom detached stone residence, within an exclusive enclave, is in a most desirable village. The high specification bespoke interior includes a magnificent reception hall connecting with the living room and an extensive kitchen/dining room which offers free flowing living space as well as elevated views of the wonderful landscaped gardens and rolling countryside. The significant master bedroom has a Jack and Jill en suite and Juliet balcony. Outside there’s also a versatile study/games room and a fabulous timber outbuilding – perfect for storage or working from home. Sterling Court, Loddington, NN14, Henderson Connellan 01536 417888

political turmoil. When a house for sale is in the perfect spot, close to good local schools, good transport links etc, then we tend to see these houses selling quickly. Consequently, when these houses come on to the market, we find there is a flurry of chain-free buyers who have already sold their properties, gone into rental and are poised “ready to strike”. The letting market is far from stagnant. We are finding that good properties in good locations and good decorative order let very well and very fast. Recently we have seen typical twobedroom flats with a garden, in a good location, going on the market and within 48 hours, we have had 20 to 30 viewings and ended up with multiple offers. We have two types of tenants: the first type is renting temporarily whilst saving for a deposit to purchase. They are Pear Tree looking for short term contracts Café with break clauses to give Lakeside, Battersea them flexibility to move Park, quickly when they find a SW11 4NJ property to purchase. 020 7978 1655 The second type of tenants is looking at Where is it? Battersea Park, by the long term rental duck ponds to give them What’s it like? It always seems to security and be a hive of activity. The ideal place to to avoid the catch up with friends, pit stop on the disruption dog walk or just take in Battersea Park. of having to move every 12 And the food? Excellent, I am months. particularly impressed by the variety Hopefully now, on offer. I love that they cater for all post 31 October with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten 2019, we have a free options along with an array little more clarity in of alternative milks for those the political world. avoiding dairy. I am a particular If you are thinking fan of the Buttermilk of making a move Pancakes or the Pear now in South London, Tree Café Burger. I would recommend looking at Herne Hill!


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Homes for sale in Dulwich. Half Moon Lane, North Dulwich A much loved property in a fantastic location offering the opportunity to create a 'forever home'.

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Garage with potential to convert STPP Garden Private parking Approximately 1,774 sq ft




Christopher looks forward to helping you. 020 8022 3741

Guide price £1,850,000

Whateley Road, East Dulwich A recently updated family home, ideally located for highly regarded primary and secondary schools.

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Generous proportions Private garden Idyllic location Approximately 1,849 sq ft




Christopher looks forward to helping you.

Guide price £1,150,000

020 8022 3741 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


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

Beautiful family homes for sale in Wandsworth. Hosack Road, Wandsworth SW17 A superb family house in a much sought-after location near to Wandsworth Common.

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Period features French doors into the garden Cellar Approximately 2,471 sq ft




Toby Turnage looks forward to helping you. 020 7768 0994

Guide price £1,575,000

Shelgate Road, Wandsworth SW11 A spacious family home with a south facing garden for sale between the Commons.

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Period features Set over 5 floors Large developed lower ground floor Approximately 2,828 sq ft




Sam Sproston looks forward to helping you.

Guide price £2,250,000

020 7768 0994 Connecting people & property, perfectly. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit

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Homes to buy in Wimbledon. Walham Rise, Wimbledon Village SW19 Beautifully refurbished and extended townhouse located within a private road. • • •


Master bedroom suite with a roof terrace Bi-folding doors leading to the garden Approximately 2,004 sq ft





Diana Wormal looks forward to helping you. 020 8946 0026

Guide price £1,700,000

Victoria Drive, Wimbledon SW19 Period detached house with lovely proportions and a large south-westerly rear garden. • • •


Excellent entertaining space Spacious master bedroom suite Approximately 4,041 sq ft





Diana Wormal looks forward to helping you. 020 8946 0026

Guide price £2,250,000 Connecting people & property, perfectly.


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Homes to rent in Wimbledon. Lancaster Road, Wimbledon SW19 Beautifully light period home in one of Wimbledon Village's most highly prized roads. • • •


Master bedroom suite overlooking the garden Bespoke handmade wine room Approximately 3,518 sq ft





Oliver Cooper looks forward to helping you. 020 8946 9811

Guide price £10,000 per calendar month

Wool Road, Wimbledon SW20 Wonderful, luxury home finished to a high standard with a wealth of living space. • • •


Spacious kitchen ideal for entertaining Landscaped garden with Jacuzzi and sauna Approximately 3,174 sq ft




Oliver Cooper looks forward to helping you. 020 8946 9811

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When we promise the world, we mean it. Last year, our buyers originated from 44 different countries, proving that alongside remarkable local expertise, we have an extensive international reach. So whether it’s London, Lyon or Lima, speak to your local John D Wood & Co. expert with global connections.

Data source: Properties exchanged between 19th December 2017 and 29th December 2018. John D Wood & Co. data 2019.


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Ursula Street, Battersea, SW11 A semi-detached Victorian family house, situated within the Sisters Conservation area. Completely rebuilt to a high specifi cation with no detail overlooked, there is superb living and entertaining space that leads through to the kitchen/dining room and patio garden. Of particular note is the wonderful width throughout all of the rooms which gives a very good feeling of space. Approx. 2,017 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, dining room, cloakroom, garden. Freehold

Guide Price ÂŁ1,750,000

Battersea Sales – 020 3151 5529

Alex Oppenheim

Anntonia Redding

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Molasses House, Plantation Wharf, SW11 A superb riverside apartment situated in Plantation Wharf, a well established development home to a new pier, served by the Thames Clipper river bus service to Blackfriars and Putney. Comprising two double bedrooms, a modern kitchen and a spacious reception room leading onto a balcony with expansive views over the river, the property further benefits from a secure underground parking space and 24 hour concierge. Approx. 826 sq ft. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), reception room, balcony, porter. £519 Per Week | £2,250 Per Month (fees apply)

Wandsworth Lettings – 020 3151 6457

Vineyard Hill Road, Wimbledon, SW19 A well presented, top floor flat with wonderful southerly views towards the North Downs, located on a popular road convenient for both Wimbledon town centre and the Village. This conversion apartment is situated within a detached period house, with access to a large communal garden. The reception room benefits from a feature fireplace and a dining area, and the kitchen has been fitted out with Corian work surfaces. Approx. 941 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, communal garden. £507 Per Week | £2,200 Per Month (fees apply)

Wimbledon Lettings – 020 3151 6450

Jake Ramsden

Shoeni Oates

Sales - Wandsworth

Lettings - Wandsworth


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Brookwood Road, Southfields, SW18 Offered in good decorative order, this upper maisonette is located within the Southfields Grid on a peaceful residential road. Fully refurbished, the property offers well lit living space and garden access as well as ideal storage and permit parking. With its prime location, this flat is waking distance form Southfields Station and the local shops and amenities nearby. Approx. 723 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, open-plan dining room, family room, garden. £415 Per Week | £1,800 Per Month (fees apply)

Southfields Lettings – 020 3151 6742

Alexandra Westcott

Warren Appleton

Sales - Southfields

Sales - Wimbledon

Natalie Willson Lettings - Southfields and Wimbledon


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Properties to call home

College Road, SE21 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, 2 further bathrooms, self-contained annexe, wrap-around garden, off-street parking, 470 sq m (5,030 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide £4.95 million | Freehold

Hendham Road, SW17 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 107 ft rear garden, off-street parking, 225 sq m (2,420 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide £1.875 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Caroline Kennaway Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111

Adam Dryden-Peck Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900

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Savills Wandsworth

020 8877 1222

Savills Northcote Road

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Savills Battersea Park

020 3402 1900

Craven Mews, SW11 Open plan kitchen/reception room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, separate cloakroom, split over 2 floors, mews house, 70 sq m (744 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide ÂŁ825,000 | Freehold

Lurline Gardens, SW11 Open plan kitchen/dining/reception room, master bedroom suite, further bedroom, further bathroom, private balcony, off-street parking, 75 sq m (800 sq ft), EPC=B

Guide ÂŁ750,000 | Leasehold approximately 111 years remaining

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Every other year the whole Knight Frank firm takes a day to raise money for a number of charities through various challenges and tasks. This year the chosen charities were LandAid, Young Minds, Contact the Elderly, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Alzheimer’s Society. In September, 30 of Knight Frank’s finest embarked on the gargantuan challenge of lifting 1,000,000kg as quickly as possible for charity. Organiser Dan Cowling, sales negotiator Battersea & Riverside, says: “The year before last I was lucky enough to be part of the team running from the length of the Thames from source to mouth. This year I felt the need to organise something just as challenging and rewarding. After recruiting company-wide I was thrilled to receive a huge number of responses from colleagues willing to participate. “A few people doubted it could be done, however with our team in place and a huge buzz in the gym we smashed through the 1,000,000kg barrier in 4hrs and 20 minutes. A herculean effort by all and the result – several thousand pounds raised for the chosen charities.”

GEORGIANAWARDS The Great Pagoda at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens is among the winners of the 2019 Georgian Group Architectural Awards, sponsored by Savills. The awards, now in their 16th year, celebrate the restoration and creation of new style Georgian buildings and landscapes across the UK. The winners were presented at RIBA headquarters in central London, by John Goodall, Architectural Editor at Country Life Crispin Holborow, Country Director of Savills Private Office and member of the judging panel says: “The winning entries demonstrate the culmination of painstaking research, attention to detail and pure skill that it takes to ensure the future of Britain’s important and historic Georgian buildings.” The Great Pagoda at Kew was originally constructed in 1761-62. After five years of research the Pagoda has undergone major restoration and its views over London can be enjoyed once more by visitors.

TEAMCHANGE Ben Moser has been appointed a Director of Petermans Associates, bringing a wealth of experience, gained both from Petermans and competitors. He says he has lots of new ideas and plans to help keep the company evolving. He will take over responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business, initially working three days a week in Herne Hill and two days a week in West Dulwich.

GREENINGUP Wandsworth Council is to work with local schools, residents and parks friends’ groups to plant an extra 80 trees across the borough. The trees will be put on the Alton Estate, Roehampton Estate, Emmanuel Road in Balham, Furzedown Rec and the Café Woods on Tooting Common and will be planted during National Tree Week at the end of November. Schoolchildren will be encouraged to help take care of the trees, and use them in their learning – such as how weather affects their growth. Cabinet member for open spaces Cllr Steffi Sutters said: “Our ambition is to become a carbon neutral council by 2030 and inner-London’s greenest borough, and trees are crucial to this.”

BARNES EXPERTISE Event organiser Dan Cowling leads the lifting

Sam Bide is the new head of the Savills Barnes Office, having joined from Marsh & Parsons where he spent 10 years working in the Barnes office. Sam lives in nearby Putney and regularly walks his dog in Barnes Village.


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The team at Hamptons International, Clapham Office is beating their charity target by miles. Will Pasquali, senior manager at Clapham says: “I’m so proud of my team, this year is our 150th year at Hamptons International, and we’ve been challenged to raise £150 each. There are 12 of us, and we have blown it out of the park. The 5km Tough Mudder is just one of the things we have done, raising £3,266, but we aren’t stopping there. It’s our goal as an office to raise £4k by the end of the year.”

DULWICHDELIGHT Midcentury Modern is back at Dulwich College with 85 dealers and designers in this incredible light and bright building with its floor to ceiling windows and concrete buttresses. Find the most collectable vintage furniture and home ephemera and source the latest furniture, wallpaper, ceramics, cushions and gifts. Midcentury Modern, Sunday 17 November,10am-4pm. Advance tickets available online or £10 on the day.

There is no doubt that this year has seen a shortage in property available to rent as a result of changes in property tax and increasing regulations. With the imminent arrival of Brexit, the Bank of England base rate may rise which in turn could make buy-to-let mortgages more expensive and reduce the allure of investing in the buy-to-let sector. However with less stock on the market, we have seen properties renting faster than ever before, which has created increasing demand and rental income in property, placing Landlords in a good position. Bearing this in mind, it looks like the rental market should remain secure for the foreseeable future.

RORY WALLACE HEAD OF CLUSTER SAVILLS LETTINGS Uncertainty surrounding Brexit has seen strong demand for rental homes, while those looking to buy locally wait for the political situation to play out. Over the past year prime rents have increased by 2.1% in south west London markets. This has been driven by strong demand for family houses. Accordingly, the best performing properties have been those located close to good schools and transport links as families have looked to relocate before the start of the school year. At this time of year those looking to move for schools are already settled. We anticipate continued demand for family houses moving forward and tenants in the areas of East Sheen, Barnes, Putney, Richmond and Wimbledon can expect to pay anywhere between £5,000 and £10,000 per month for a family house depending on size and finish.


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Thinking of moving? Take advice from Property Expert Phil Spencer

How to help your children get on the property ladder


s house prices continue to rise, it seems that with every passing year, it gets tougher to get on the property ladder. So, what does this mean for them? Well, it could mean that they end up living at home or renting for much longer than either of you anticipated. As a parent, it’s possible you could end up helping by paying a significant part of their deposit or stamp duty to help get them on the first step of the ladder. But, what else can you do to help? Help them become financially savvy Helping our children become finance savvy can only benefit them longer term. Savings and budgeting are key especially when you’re a homeowner. Savings and budgeting Encourage them to save, save and then save a little bit more. A useful rule of thumb is to try to save the equivalent of the mortgage repayment they might expect to pay each month. They’ll also need to understand their current outgoings to identify where they can make savings. Cutting back on nights out, holidays and shopping can, in some cases, result in fairly significant savings. A lifestyle adjustment can be hard, but ultimately worth it in the end. Upfront and ongoing costs As a first-time buyer, they will be unfamiliar with the costs associated with buying. They will need to consider stamp duty, mortgage deposit, solicitor fees, survey fees, mortgage arrangement fees, which are all part of the process, when budgeting to buy their first home.


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They’ll also have to factor in ongoing costs once they move in. Running a home with costs such as energy bills, broadband, TV licence fees and council tax, as well as home insurance. And it’s always worth having some funds set aside for any home maintenance costs – some of which can come as unexpected. Mortgages No matter what, your kids will need some help understanding mortgages, how they work and how to calculate monthly repayments. They’ll face a heap of financial terms, which may be totally alien to them. Using a mortgage advisor who doesn’t charge fees and can talk through the jargon could certainly help. Head over to, where we can connect you with professional mortgage brokers. Leverage existing schemes Let your kids know about government schemes that exist to help people get on the property ladder. These include: • Help to Buy Scheme • Shared ownership • Right to Buy All these schemes have their differences and not all of them will be suitable based on their eligibility criteria. Nevertheless, they are still worth investigating and pursuing if it suits your circumstances.

need not give up the house hunt – they’ll have to learn to compromise! • Advise them to do research into the property and the area it’s in. You may find my Property Report useful for this. Get your report at • Offer to accompany them on viewings, if you can, to ensure they ask the right questions. Ensure they go for second viewings. • Recommend they regularly review who provides services to their home, and regularly switch for good energy deals, and to make savings on broadband. As part of a first-time buyer campaign to help lower the age of first-time buyers in the UK, Move iQ has created a set of FREE downloadable guides and checklists to support every step of the home-buying process. Sign up for Free to become a My Move iQ Member to access these handy guides. Need further advice? Whether you’re buying, renting, selling, moving or owning, Phil shares his property advice all in one place over on To benefit from Free tickets to UK property and lifestyle shows, useful step-by-step guides and a whole range of practical tools designed to save time and money, sign up to Move iQ for free and enjoy your My Move iQ member rewards.




Offer your advice It’s only natural that they look to you for advice and guidance. • Tell them to prepare – have a list of wants and needs in a property. If they cannot afford the area they want to live in, they

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n the Spring of 2018, British furniture designer Samuel Chan returned to his first alma mater, the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. He set the final year students a competition to design a desk for a small livework space. The winning design would be developed under his guidance, produced in the workshop of his design collective, Joined + Jointed, and marketed as part of the Joined + Jointed collection. The competition was the beginning of ‘J+J Generations’, Samuel’s personal initiative to support British design education. “Looking back, I was helped at critical points in my education and career by senior members of the design industry willing to give me an opportunity,” Samuel says. “Now I’m in a position to do the same.” Of the entries submitted, Samuel chose a simple desk design by undergraduate Moe Redish as the winner. It features clean, Shaker-inspired lines, and a slatted section that allows for straightforward cable management. “We often associate design originality with a kind of flair or even quirkiness,” Samuel explains. “But for me designs that endure have one thing in common, and that’s restraint. Moe’s design is incredibly restrained and considered. It’s rare for a young designer to be confident enough to keep it simple. I could see immediately that Moe’s approach was in line with the Joined + Jointed spirit. I knew our makers could enjoy making the desk meticulously, and our customers would find it a pleasure to use.” Moe’s desk, named ‘Slide’, is now a part of Joined + Jointed’s collection, sold online and at the collective’s Fulham showroom. “Samuel and Joined + Jointed share my passion for furniture design” says Moe. “As an emerging designer this has been a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the field.” A year on, Moe and the ‘Slide’ desk have been shortlisted for the Young Furniture Makers design award, a scheme run by the British Furniture Makers Guild. From among some 30 submissions to the Cass competition, the work of another undergraduate, Barnaby Lewis, also caught Samuel’s eye. Barnaby’s design for a desk with a revolving pedestal was a clever concept and, after further development with Samuel, is now also part of the Joined + Jointed collection.

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three to four bedroom townhouse, with a garden, in a private road in Wimbledon Village that has been beautifully refurbished and extended. The top floor master suite occupies the whole of the top floor, while the living room extension has created a wonderful entertaining space with a fabulous kitchen. The result is a modern town house that offers practical and stylish living in a great location that is within easy reach of stations. The ground floor space is relatively open plan with a large split level dining room and living room with underfloor heating and bi-fold doors out to the garden. The kitchen is extensively fitted and there is a guest cloakroom on that floor. There is a TV/family room on the lower ground

floor with excellent storage and utility room plus access to the off-street parking in front of the house. The first floor has two large bedroom suites, one of which has built-in cupboards. The top floor master bedroom has a southerly aspect and a roof terrace. There is a large en suite and shower room with a feature bath located within the bedroom. There are ceiling speakers in all rooms and underfloor heating in the reception room and bathrooms Walham Rise, Wimbledon Village, SW19, £1,700,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

THIRTIESSTYLE A two bedroom apartment in a 1930s’ mansion block, with well-maintained communal gardens and grounds, 24-hour security and porterage. The flat, in this prestigious development, has a family bathroom and a separate WC. The entrance hall way leads to a double reception room and the fitted kitchen. Both bedrooms are doubles and the apartment is on the second floor – with a lift – in Girton House. The apartment enjoys wonderful views onto the communal gardens. Residents of Manor Fields benefit from 11 acres of beautifully cultivated and landscaped communal grounds, off-street parking, porterage and 24-hour security. Manor Fields is set back from Putney Hill and offers easy access to the varied amenities of Putney High Street and its excellent rail and road transport links into Central London. The property is being sold with no onward chain and a share of the freehold. It has offstreet parking and a secure private garage along with a secure storage room. Girton House, Putney Hill, Putney, SW15, £730,000, Warren 020 8780 1100


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This particularly elegant apartment has two double bedrooms, a beautifully designed garden and a share of the freehold. It is the largest apartment in the building and is just moments from Peckham’s centre.


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SPACIOUS EDWARDIAN Located on a highly regarded treelined street within the highly popular Southfields Grid, this exceptional family home, benefits from having undergone a refurbishment throughout


reat attention has been paid to providing all of the benefits of modern-day living while retaining the property’s Edwardian character and charm. There are five well-proportioned double bedrooms serviced by a wellappointed bathroom and shower room. The versatile double reception room is centred around a feature fireplace with access to the kitchen through a sliding door. From the hallway there is access to the cloakroom and a separate utility room as well as the kitchen/dining/ living room. The kitchen has a feeling of light with bi-fold doors overlooking the westerly aspect rear garden and high

tech features such as a sizeable wine fridge and special extractor fan. The kitchen has been fitted to a very high standard and features Corian worktops. In total downstairs has an entrance hall, an understairs cupboard, a cloakroom, utility room, double reception room and kitchen/dining room. There are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and two bedrooms on the second floor along with a shower room.

‘Modern-day living while retaining the property’s Edwardian character and charm’

Elborough Street, Southfields, SW18, £1,300,000, John D Wood & Co 020 8012 090


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DOORTO THECOMMON This immaculately presented five bedroom house has an abundance of natural light and a south-west-facing garden


he house has been recently refurbished and has sensational views and access to Wandsworth Common from both the front and the rear of the property. An ample reception room is on the left hand side of the ground floor with a vast bay window allowing natural light to fill the room. Connecting doors lead the reception room, to the dining area and to the kitchen/ breakfast room. The kitchen has a large island, which doubles as a breakfast bar – as well as an array of integrated appliances. A glass mezzanine and glass wall look out over the landscaped garden, as well as a charming mezzanine seating area and the lower ground floor. The entire rear wall is glass, which results in the kitchen/breakfast room/ dining area being flooded with natural light. Large bi-folding doors lead out to the 48-foot landscaped garden with direct access to Wandsworth Common. An illuminated staircase leads down to the beautiful lower ground floor, which comprises a spacious family room, with

a sizeable amount of built-in storage space, which follows through to an office space, and the first double bedroom, also with built-in storage space. Next door to the bedroom, is the first family bathroom, with a utility room adjacent to that. Finally there is the external storage room, currently used for wine storage. The first floor features another two double bedrooms. The master bedroom is located at the front of the property, with two large sash windows, built-in storage, as well as a large en suite bathroom. The bathroom has a superb wall mounted bath, as well as a walk-in shower. An additional double bedroom is also located on the first floor, with an adjacent WC. On the second floor there are two more double bedrooms, both benefitting from natural light and built-in storage, with the third family bathroom. The property has shared rights to a private driveway.

‘Large bi-folding doors lead out to the 48-foot landscaped garden with direct access to Wandsworth Common’

Heathfield Gardens, SW18, £3,400,000, Savills 020 3430 6905


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OVERLOOKING RIVER This three bedroom town house has a spectacular position – overlooking the Thames but also near Richmond centre with its shops and amenities


t is set over three floors and is full of natural light, with a good balance of bedroom to living accommodation and off street parking. It is within a secure gated development of 12 town houses constructed in the 1980s, and has scenic views of the river and of Richmond Bridge. The house has undergone an extensive refurbishment by the current owners. Upon entering, there is a generous reception hall leading up to an open plan reception room and kitchen/dining room which extends the width of the house. A large south-west facing balcony provides direct river views. On the two lower floors, there are three bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and direct river views. In addition, there is a separate snug area, a utility room and a large accessible storage area. The house also benefits from an integral garage, off-street parking for two cars along

with a private garden which leads into further communal gardens down towards the towpath and river. The flat has a share of the freehold, which currently runs for another 963 years and one month. Northumberland Place is one of Richmond’s premier gated developments and is located in the heart of Richmond town centre, close to all amenities and Richmond Bridge. Local transport links include numerous bus routes to surrounding areas, plus fast and frequent trains to Waterloo via South West Trains, or central London via the District Line underground. Schools in the area include King’s House,Old Vicarage School, Marshgate Primary School and The Vineyard School.

‘Northumberland Place is one of Richmond’s premier gated developments ’

Northumberland Place, Richmond, TW10, £2,950,000, Knight Frank 020 8939 2802


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WELLABOVEPAR Convenient for the first tee of the exclusive Coombe Hill Golf Club, this eight bedroom house is ideal for keen golfers


mberwood is located beside the golf club and is superbly appointed with six bath or shower rooms, a home cinema, five reception rooms, an indoor swimming pool and spa, as well as a staff flat with a shower, sitting room and kitchenette. The three-storey house, stands in one acre of gardens and has a double garage. There are about 9,074 square feet of living space, most of it flooded with light. Amberwood is set behind its own impressive gates, in an enviable position on one of the best private roads in Coombe Hill. The house has been recently built to an exceptional standard incorporating the latest home automation and technology including underfloor heating, heat-recovery ventilation, rainwater harvesting, lutron lighting and CCTV. It has been designed to emphasise light and space with clever use of full height glass windows and doors. The ground floor features five reception rooms including a family room, a study, a playroom and a home cinema and a large reception area adjacent to the kitchen. The open plan kitchen/dining room was built to maximise the space with bi-fold doors leading out to beautifully landscaped gardens. At the far end of the entrance hall is the spa area which includes

an impressive 11-metre indoor swimming pool, hot tub, shower room and sauna as well as a relaxation area. The first floor consists of a luxurious master bedroom, which includes a large dressing room that leads into a striking en suite bathroom. There are five more bedrooms on this floor and three bathrooms as well as a gym with great views over the garden. At the far end of the first floor is the separate staff flat. On the second floor there are two more bedrooms, a separate shower room and a generously sized games room. The gardens are particularly exquisite and would suit a family who enjoy entertaining al fresco with large terraces and huge swathes of lawn, mature shrubs and perennials as well as some spectacular trees which give the property unusual privacy. The location is ideal for families as it’s convenient for excellent local schools in both the independent and state sector including Rokeby, Holy Cross and Marymount International School as well as Coombe Infants and Juniors.

‘An enviable position on one of the best private roads in Coombe Hill’

Amberwood, Golf Club Drive, Coombe Hill, KT2, POA, Robert Holmes & Co 0208 947 1100


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uxury holiday homes in beautiful leafy surroundings next to the glittering waters of the river Thames. What could be better? Well, the fact that the stylish lodges are suitable for use all year round and that there are 12 moorings available for early buyers to snap up. People with boating aspirations will love the chance to moor a boat in front of their own home. Imagine an ideal day out on the river; fishing or drifting along with the current, and then back to your own spanking new home to enjoy a cosy night in. The location offers more than water and beauty. It is ideally placed for the thrills of Thorpe Park, for Ascot racecourse and for Heathrow Airport. And for people balancing a busy working life with dreamy weekends, Staines Station is nearby and runs services into Waterloo in just 30 minutes. Thames Retreat offers a collection of desirable leisure lodges and luxurious park homes and the bespoke homes also benefit from Sky TV and Wi-Fi packages at great prices. Buyers can tailor homes to suit their own tastes, whether it’s designing the kitchen of your dreams or the en suite you’ve longed for. In addition you can pick your perfect location and the perfect house to suit the chosen plot. Thames Retreat, Chertsey Lane, Middlesex, TW18, from £425,000 for a two bedroom, two bathroom home detached home with an open plan lounge, kitchen, diner. Contact Thames Retreat - 0203 985 8875 / 07425 325393 or


November 9, from 5.30pm Barnes Sports Club. Fireworks, plus a competition for the best Guy (anyone welcome to enter) a bar and barbecue. Sparklers and glow sticks to buy.


One worth travelling for…the best-known Bonfire Night event in the country, and apparently the biggest one in the world, celebrations in the otherwise-quiet town are a a sight worth seeing at least once. Huge parades and huge crowds.


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NEWHOMES UPDATE Rachel Turner, Sales and Marketing Director Ashgrove Homes, reflects on the hard work it takes to get buyers through the door


heard a great quote the other day ‘fact into doubt won’t go’ which resonated with my thoughts on the new homes market right now. Mortgage rates may be low, prices may be keen and vendors and buyers alike resilient enough to be part of today’s property market may be willing, but the presence of doubt continues to undermine us all. There are some fantastic new homes schemes spread across south west London and beyond, offering buyers a choice of style, size and price but, boy, are we as developers working hard… just to get people through the door! In a market as tough as this, we all need to deploy strategy and skill to the max in order to catch the eye of those buyers who are prepared to engage with the buying process and it seems superhuman efforts are required to keep their attention. One strategy that always makes sense is the use of a showhome to help buyers visualise how the home our construction teams have sweated over to create will actually function and flow through daily life once occupied. We try to ignite their aspirations with beautifully styled rooms, carefully chosen fabrics and the odd quirk (elephant wallpaper in the downstairs loo!) to lighten the mood and hopefully bring a smile to the face of the house hunter. Setting aside all the online searching, social media and

Moonstone and Silverwood, Ellerton Road, Wimbledon SW20, prices £4.5m. Ashgrove Homes 01483 209600

advertising, there’s no substitute to walking into a house and being able to imagine yourself living there. Expensive furniture and on-trend accessories will only go so far if the house refuses to feel like a home. Ashgrove Homes’ latest development in Ellerton Road, SW20 boasts two Arts and Crafts style detached family homes in one of Wimbledon’s premier private roads. Moonstone is finished with a light coloured render and striking black metal window frames and complements its neighbour, Silverwood, which has a more traditional brick elevation with feature oak bay windows. Both houses enjoy secluded south-facing gardens, garage and gated driveways. Silverwood is finished as a show home – dressed to impress but retaining a relaxed interior style. It showcases the substantial living space set over three floors and level of specification reflecting the status of this prime residential location. The wide, welcoming entrance hall, with its pale wood parquet floor, leads you into the main reception rooms and the large open plan kitchen/family room which oozes an easy, sophisticated vibe. The layouts of both houses, created by leading local architect Brian Smith, work beautifully giving the benefit of a newly built home combined with the character of the Arts and Crafts style. Reaction and feedback from visitors so far has been extremely positive, let’s hope this market of ours gives us all something positive to work with soon!


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A substantial new detached house built by Ashgrove Homes in one of Wimbledon’s most beautiful exclusive private road settings, Silverwood showcases the finest in luxury living designed to reflect the Arts & Crafts movement by award winning architect Brian Smith. This exclusive 6 bedroom home features substantial living space over three floors and a level of specification reflecting the status of this prime residential location. Nearby Wimbledon Village combines the best of sophisticated urban living with the advantages of natural green space for a lifestyle that’s as diverse as you want to make it. And with central London within touching distance you’ll be spoilt for choice when exciting nightlife beckons. Viewing by appointment. Wimbledon Village 020 8946 1000

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SMARTMOVES Battersea Exchange is a Taylor Wimpey Central London development of 290 one, two and three bedroom apartments located on Battersea Park Road. The development will include a new high street along the railway line between Battersea Park and Queenstown Road railway stations with many new shops, cafés and restaurants in renovated railway arches. In the latest phase there will be 72 new homes in Brogan House, a 17-storey block ready for occupation. Battersea Exchange, Battersea Park Road, Battersea, one bedroom apartments from, £600,000, two bedrooms from £695,000 and three bedrooms from £999,950, sales team 020 3944 9303



arking their move into the affordable housing sector, Legal & General Affordable Homes are launching their first shared ownership apartments – a collection of 50 one and two bedroom flats at Leon House, in Central Croydon. Set within a modernist former office block, the homes have communal facilities and services – from a daily concierge service and co-working spaces, to a large roof terrace and a private dining room available to hire for dinner parties and events. Ben Denton, Managing Director for Legal and General Affordable Homes, comments: “Shared Ownership gives many buyers the opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder, and Leon House is a prime example of the quality homes Legal & General Affordable Homes want to bring to the market, as we seek to tackle the shortage of affordable housing in the UK.” At 21 storeys, Leon House has been part of Croydon’s skyline for almost 50 years. It was recently converted into 263 apartments, many with views towards the City of London and the South Croydon countryside. The development already has a thriving community of owner-occupier residents, a high proportion working remotely or from home, and who make full use of the many facilities, including a private meeting room, co-working areas (with WiFi throughout) and an expansive sky garden for movie nights and events. Inside, all homes have oak flooring and specialist ceramic elements, giving a modern and sleek aesthetic. Room sizes and ceiling heights are generous, with large windows to every room allowing plenty of natural light into the apartments. It is a short walk from East Croydon station, which runs regular services into Clapham Junction and London Victoria, in nine and 17 minutes respectively. Leon House is also ideally located for Croydon High Street and shopping centre. Leon House, Central Croydon, shared ownership from £87,500 for a 25% share (FMV £350,000), Countrywide 03300 586 475


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FLAGSHIP LAUNCH Potential buyers flocked to the launch of Broadoaks Parks, Octagon Development’s latest flagship development in the picturesque Surrey village of West Byfleet


ore than 350 people turned up for the phase one launch of two bedroom apartments, three/four bedroom terraced houses and detached five/six bedroom family homes. In total the development will provide 125 new homes on a low-density leafy site. Alongside high-quality new builds, a listed Coach House will be meticulously restored and converted into six two bedroom apartments – each offering a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of history. The apartments will showcase the extensive skill Octagon has accumulated over 40 years in the building and renovation industry. Tim Banks, CEO of Octagon Developments, says: “We were thrilled with the number of people who joined us for the official launch of Broadoaks Park, which has already lead to an impressive number of reservations. “As well as interest in the luxury family houses that Octagon is well known for across Surrey, we were delighted with the reception of the sub-£1m homes, bringing our brand to a whole new mix of buyers. Initial reservations have come from young families and couples through to local downsizers, indicative of the diverse community looking to make Broadoaks Park their home.” The 25-acre site has historic buildings dating back to 1876, when Ernest

Seth-Smith built Broadoaks Mansion on the site. He was from a long line of distinguished Scottish architects responsible for building large areas of Belgravia, from Eaton Square to Wilton Crescent. Broadoaks was designed as the ultimate country retreat. The surrounding lodges and summer houses were added over the following 40 years, bringing further character to the mansion. Each home will be finished to Octagon’s customary excellent standard, with high specification fittings, including bespoke kitchens and contemporary bathrooms. High-tech fittings include RAKO mood lighting controls, automated garage doors and underfloor heating throughout. The new, low density flagship development is located minutes from West Byfleet’s village centre and train station, which runs regular services into London Waterloo from just 28 minutes. Within walking distance, West Byfleet village centre has a Waitrose, local independent cafes and restaurants, whilst the Basingstoke Canal and Wey Navigation provide the perfect spot for idyllic strolls.

‘Initial reservations have come from young families and couples through to local down-sizers’

Broadoaks Park, West Byfleet, Surrey, phase one from £625,000-£1,850,000, or Octagon 020 8481 7500


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The first phase of homes at Broadoaks Park in West Byfleet offers a collection of two bedroom apartments alongside three to six bedroom family houses. Set in 25 acres of landscaped grounds in the picturesque Surrey village, Broadoaks Park will blend contemporary new build homes with historic Grade II Listed buildings including a Coach House, two Lodges and the original Mansion House, all to be carefully restored and converted by Octagon’s specialist team. West Byfleet village and train station are less than 1 mile away, with regular train services to London Waterloo taking from 28 minutes. Prices for phase one range from £625,000 to £1,850,000.



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With the spectre of Brexit looming, buyers and sellers do not have to look far for an excuse not to do anything but sit on their hands when it comes to their finances. Despite political and economic uncertainty, the Nationwide house price index, along with other surveys, shows that many people are getting on with things. There has been too much indecision and uncertainty for an extended period, and buyers and sellers can only wait so long while politicians sort themselves out. While the housing market is subdued, those buying a house or re-financing may be able to pick up a good deal. Deals are being done as lenders ramp up competition and the early signs are that business could be brisk this autumn even as Westminster continues to argue. Buyers and sellers who have to get on with things can do so knowing these are some of the lowest fixed rates mortgages ever seen. GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS


ouse prices are rising at the slowest annual pace for more than six years, according to the Halifax. The mortgage lender, which is part of Lloyds Banking Group and whose statistics are traditionally skewed towards the north of England, said that prices rose 1.1 per cent in the year to the end of September, the slowest rate since April 2013. It said that price growth would remain “subdued” for as long as economic uncertainty in the UK continued. The cost of the average home in September was £232,574, down by 0.4 per cent compared with August, it said.





of very wealthy people have been turned down for a mortgage

The number of borrowers some lenders allow to buy a property together


ccording to a survey of 500 high net worth individuals 12 per cent said that they had been turned down for a mortgage. According to a report in FT Adviser the wealthier someone is, the more complicated his or her finances become. “This means complicated (or even non-existent) income structures, investment portfolios spanning multiple jurisdictions and illiquid assets,” the report says. “An inability to prove a stable income and the fact that the borrower is buying an investment property are two of the more common reasons that a HNW might be turned down for a prime property mortgage.” The advice is to use a broker that specialises in the top end of the market.




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£995 Product Fee


Mx £10m. Free valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

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5/5/3/3/3% 31/12/2024 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee


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8/8/8/8/8/7/7/7/7/7/5/5/3/2/1% until 01/01/2035. 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty.

£995 Product Fee


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Is it better together? Duncan Farmer considers the pros and cons of joint mortgages


he cost of property in central London being what it is many people trying to buy their first home do so with a friend or partner, but how do joint mortgages and joint ownership work? Usually such mortgages are taken by partners, but they can be friends, another family member, such as a brother or sister, a business partner, or with some lenders, as many as three other people. One of the first things to work out is how much you could borrow – it used to be that lenders used a straightforward multiple of each applicant’s earnings, but the size of a loan now varies depending on the borrower or borrowers’ ability to pay it back. This takes into account their credit score, their income and their other liabilities such as credit cards or other loans. The other advantage of buying together is that a pair or a group are likely to have a bigger deposit and therefore probably get a better deal. Joint ownership can occasionally be tricky and buyers must decide how they want to own it. Couples usually opt to be “joint tenants”, by which both borrowers are legally seen as a single owner and to have equal rights in the property and must both agree if the property is to be sold. Taking out a mortgage as “tenants in common” lets each of you own legally separate– and not necessarily equal – shares in the property. As tenants in common you can sell your share of the property separately and leave it to someone else in your will. A solicitor can draw up a deed of trust, which specifies the per centage of the property you each own. It is worth noting that your credit rating may be affected by anything that the other person or people on the mortgage do. The other reason for that is that because you will both be “jointly and severally liable” for the debt, should one of you default or disappear and fail to keep up the mortgage repayments, the lender could look to the other borrower for all of it.



pparently adding a witty remark to a bank transfer paying cash to a friend could damage your chances of getting a mortgage because it will show up on your bank statement and could offend an underwriter reviewing your application. According to John Webb, of Experian, the credit ratings agency: “If you include a reference there’s generally a couple of rules to stick to. Don’t be defamatory and don’t be frivolous. It’s probably good to avoid comments about race, sexuality, disabilities, gender or religion. Mortgage underwriters will review your documents seriously, so your best bet is to use common sense, keep it clean and be professional. If you’re unsure you can usually leave it blank, or add the word ‘payment’.”

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SIXTOPTIPS FORFIRSTTIME HOMEBUYERS Finding a home isn’t always easy and it’s important to take into consideration a number of factors such as budget, agents and negotiations. First time homebuyers looking to purchase an abode for the future can look to six savvy tips from the conveyancing experts at JMP Solicitors...


DECIDE ON A REALISTIC BUDGET When purchasing a home, the deposit isn’t the only cost you’re going to need to cover. As well as the budget for a deposit, which will be around 5%-20% of the value of the home, there will be a number of initial fees such as the valuation fee and the surveyors fee, as well as the additional parties to pay such as the lender/ broker fees (if first time buyer no estate agents fees) and the conveyancer. There is then the fees associated with the mortgage including the booking fee, arrangement fee and mortgage valuation fee. We recommend saving an additional £2,500 on top of your deposit to cover the costs. Please be aware that if more than one person is purchasing and they have already owned a property then stamp duty will be payable even though the other person has never owned a property anywhere in the world before.


FIND A SUITABLE CONVEYANCER It’s important to find an experienced conveyancer who will provide a thorough service when you’re buying a home. Your conveyancer will be able to give legal advice, handle contracts, undertake important searches, deal with the Land Registry, and the transfer of funds. Many estate agents will recommend a conveyancer, but it’s important to undertake your own research to make sure you find the right one for your particular purchase. Ensure that they are certified by either the Solicitors Regulatory Authority or Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Law Society.


TAKE EXTRA CARE IN FILLING OUT PAPERWORK Miswritten paperwork is a common cause of delays when it comes to buying your home. It is important to ensure you read all contracts in full detail and fill in all paperwork openly and honestly. Any incorrect paperwork could lead to a great deal of legal problems in the future. Taking a little extra caution when filling in forms and applications can save you a great deal of time in the long run.


BE PATIENT While you may be itching to get into your new home, it is vital that all aspects of the process are dealt with thoroughly. Sometimes the conveyancing process may involve a lot of paperwork and additional enquiries, but it is important to understand that all the legal aspects are being done in your best interest as a first-time home buyer. Aside from conveyancing, the mortgage arrangements, estate agent negotiations and the actual moving in process will also take some time.


UPHOLD GOOD COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR AGENTS Ensure you are always kept in the loop with the seller, your estate agent, mortgage advisor and conveyancer. When you have decided on a property, you want the process to be as smooth and hassle free as possible, so don’t be afraid to keep pestering your agents. In the same way, make sure to keep your phone on at all times in case you need to be informed of any major turning points. Additionally, keep up to date with your emails, including checking your junk, as conveyancers will often send over documents via email.


ENSURE YOU ARE FULLY SATISFIED WITH YOUR FINAL ARRANGEMENTS AND NEGOTIATIONS For first time home buyers, you may go into a contract not fully understanding what is in your best interest. Your conveyancer will be able to provide you with the best possible advice to ensure you get the best deal for the short and long term. If at any time you are not satisfied with your agreements, it is vital you speak with your conveyancer and they will endeavour to resolve any issues before it is too late. Jacqui Harley is a licensed conveyancing technician and a conveyancing executive at JMP Solicitors, heading up the Residential Conveyancing department. For further advice please call Jacqui on 0800 085 9966 or email

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8 The Drive S et in a quiet road within easy reach of Wimbledon Common and the shops and restaurants of Wimbledon Village, a collection of 13 individually designed luxury homes are nearing completion. This selection of luxury new homes set within a secluded courtyard is due for completion this winter and look ready to win design awards. All the homes have off-street parking and some come with garages. The houses are close to both the Ursuline Convent School and Kings College. They come with a 10 year building, roofing and window warranty and a two year kitchen warranty.

The exclusive, bespoke homes are designed by the team at Coronado Interiors and aim to perfectly complement the buyers’ lifestyles. Every aspect of the design has been carefully composed to create the ultimate family living space with plenty of open plan room for entertaining. The elegant interiors are enhanced by unexpected details and materials such as the feature turning staircase, herringbone wooden flooring and bespoke carpentry. Blossom Square, 8 The Drive, Wimbledon SW20, POA, Robert Holmes 0208 947 9833

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

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ONE REMAINING – An individually designed luxury house set in a quiet residential road which has been thoughtfully designed to maximize space and create impressive proportions Entrance hall • reception room • kitchen/dining room • cinema/family room • study/bedroom 6 • master bedroom suite with dressing room and e/s bathroom • 4 further bedrooms • 4 further bath/shower rooms • garden • ER/B 58

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On a generous plot of approximately 0.3 acre in a favoured road on the Drax Estate within a short walk of local schools and the Common via a nearby footpath with planning permission to partially demolish existing house and build a new house of approx. 8,200 sq ft (Merton Ref: 17/P3956) Spacious hallway • drawing room • dining room • study • kitchen/breakfast room • cloakroom and utility room • 5 bedrooms • 2 bath/ shower rooms (1 e/s) • large loft • 117’ garden • garage & OSP • ER/D

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Wimbledon Village


Wimbledon Village

Well balanced accommodation in the heart of the Village moments from the Common 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • 7 beds • 5 bath/showers • dressing room • top floor kitchen • garden with heated swimming pool • gated parking • ER/D



In the heart of the Village with views of St Mary’s Church and the Green 3 reception rooms • study • kitchen/breakfast/family room • gym • master bedroom suite • 4 further beds • 3 further bath/shower rooms • southerly garden • triple garage & OSP • ER/E


Wimbledon Village




Newly built with outdoor swimming pool with magnificent views over the Common 2 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast/family room • cinema room/gym • 6/7 bedrooms • 6 bath/showers • garden • pool room • garage & OSP • ER/B

Newly built in a quiet cul-de-sac minutes from the Village and the Common Kitchen/dining room • 2 reception rooms • study • master bedroom suite • 4/5 further bedrooms • 5 further bathrooms • gym • cinema room • garden • OSP • ER/B


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In a quiet cul-de-sac within a short walk of King’s College school, the Village and Common 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • master bedroom suite with e/s bathroom • 6 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/shower rooms • delightful garden • ER/E

Conveniently located for Raynes Park station, shops and good local schools 2 open plan reception rooms • kitchen/dining room • 3 bedrooms • family bathroom • boarded storage loft • paved garden • OSP • ER/D

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Ideal position


ith four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this charming home is set in an elevated position in one of the best roads in the area. As well as an entrance hall, reception room, dining room, kitchen breakfast room and conservatory, there is a snooker/games room together with a utility room, double garage and parking for two cars. The garden is secluded and the rooms are well proportioned with plenty of light and space. Central London is about 10 miles away while Heathrow Airport is about 11 miles distance and Gatwick about 32 miles away. When entering the property the welcoming entrance hall leads to a spacious, dual aspect reception room that features a traditional gas fireplace and tall sash windows overlooking the pretty garden. Located next to the fully fitted kitchen, the dining room has

double doors to the bright conservatory to the rear and patio doors to the side. On the right hand side of the ground floor there are two double bedrooms, one of which could be used as a his and her study, as this house would be ideal for a potential downsize, and a family bathroom. The generously-sized first floor landing divides the upstairs into two spacious bedrooms both with fitted wardrobes and en suite bath and shower rooms. The property is set behind private gates with an astro turf and patio garden wrapping around the house which benefits from a separate double garage and a converted snooker/games room. There is also offstreet parking for two cars.

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

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Gates to Richmond Park


The Gate House is a stunning brand new Regency style luxury house in a brilliant location overlooking Richmond Park. With extra high ceilings, 5 generously sized bedrooms and a magnificent open plan kitchen dining room with superb entertaining space.


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This exquisite, and beautifully contemporary Huf Haus is set within sheltered and magnificent landscaped grounds in an elevated position on the slopes of Kingston Hill. The house makes the most of natural light with extensive full height glass walls and windows that offer breath-taking views over the gardens.

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New Malden

ÂŁ4,250 pcm

An exciting, brand new, 5 bedroom, contemporary semi-detached house on one of the premier residential roads in New Malden.



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


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ÂŁ4,500 pcm

A charming, spacious, detached 5 bedroom family home in a quiet, private cul-de-sac with a beautiful, mature 120 ft garden.


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Coombe Hill

A substantial and dignified detached residence in an enviable secluded position at the end of an exclusive cul-de-sac directly overlooking Coombe Wood golf course.

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Wimbledon Village

ROA pcm

A handsome and substantial Victorian family house in the heart of the Village with many period features, detached garage and landscaped gardens. ER/E

Wimbledon Common

£12,950 pcm

Fabulous family home with generous accommodation in a tranquil semi-rural setting backing onto the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course. Refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. Hot tub, sauna and fire pit in garden. ER/C


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£2,800 pcm

West Wimbledon

£1,900 pcm

Wimbledon Village


This fabulous family home is bright, light and airy and located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to Village and Common with easy access to transport links and local schools. Very well presented throughout with pretty garden and off-street parking. ER/C

Ground floor apartment forming part of this period property with direct access to large communal garden. With an eat-in kitchen, utility room, wooden floors throughout, plantation shutters, garage and off-street parking - offered unfurnished. ER/E

Super penthouse flat with a fabulous south facing terrace overlooking the All England Club towards St Mary’s Church in a secure gated development situated between Wimbledon Common and Wimbledon Park. Off street parking. ER/C

Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village this very bright and spacious top floor one bedroom apartment has a good sized kitchen and off-street parking. This property is in an enviable location a short walk to the Common and Town Centre. ER/D

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IDEALFORTHESCHOOL One of very few properties Between the Commons with a large garden, this superb fourbedroom family home stands out from the crowd. The side return has been extended as well as the loft and it has a home office/gym in the garden and is opposite the highly rated Belleville Primary School. Formerly a Victorian tearoom, this sympathetically restored four-bedroom, twobathroom, family house features a reception room with a stripped wood floor and working fireplace. The extended kitchen, with its stone tiled floor, has a light open feel, and provides access to the superb rear garden via floor-to-ceiling French doors. There is also a utility room/downstairs WC. The garden has a stone terrace for outdoor dining, a lawned area for children, and a deck to the rear for soaking up the afternoon sun. Behind this, is the contemporary home office/gym. Upstairs, four generous double bedrooms share two light and bright family bathrooms. All the bedrooms have fitted storage. There is also a large storage cellar. The property is convenient for Northcote Road’s fashionable parade, whilst tube/train connections are at Clapham South, Wandsworth Common or Clapham Junction. Also close by are Honeywell Infant and Junior Schools and the newly opened secondary school, Bolingbroke Academy.

This substantial three bedroom apartment is within a former warehouse that is set back from the road and located between Battersea Bridge and Albert Bridge. The apartment has been designed and renovated to the very highest specification – exacting in its detail. There is vast living and entertaining space, from which there is access out onto the balcony with its views over the dock. The three bedrooms are all generous in size and the master bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and an en suite bathroom. A further benefit includes off-street parking. In total there are three bedrooms, a reception room, dining room, dressing room and balcony. Ransome Dock, Parkgate Road, Battersea, SW11, £2,300,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661

Webb’s Road, Between the Commons, SW11, £1,500,000, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

SMALLPRIVATE DEVELOPMENT With views over the Thames this is a fantastic two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a small development a short stroll from Battersea Square. There are two bathrooms, a large reception room, a fully fitted kitchen and utility room in this secure development with underground parking. The apartment has spacious well laid out accommodation and both double bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. The bright reception room leads onto a private balcony with fantastic direct river views, while the kitchen is open plan and fully fitted. The flat is offered for sale in very good condition and benefits from secure entrances, a lift service and an underground car parking space. Groveside Court is situated along the River Thames between Battersea and Wandsworth Bridges on Lombard Road. Clapham Junction mainline station is about a ten-minute walk away with its direct links to Victoria, Waterloo and Gatwick Airport. Battersea Square and Clapham Junction are all within easy walking with their excellent selection of wine bars, restaurants and shopping facilities including a Tesco Express and Sainsbury’s Local nearby. Groveside Court, Lombard Road, Battersea, £675,000, First Union, 020 7771 7100


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IT’S TIME TO MAKE YOUR MOVE If you would like to sell or let your property by the end of the year, speak to us today. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or let, or just curious about how much your property might be worth – contact us for a chat and find out what Winkworth can do for you. 67

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Enter the apartment on the sixth floor to find a spacious hallway and a master en-suite bedroom. This bedroom offers a fitted wardrobe, access to a balcony through

An extraordinary and for individual modern country house infurniture. a stunning Built originally in 1962wash for the artist Merton, Pound House is broadlya glass doors and space a king-size bed and freestanding Thelocation. en-suite provides a rain shower, basin andJohn a W.C. The seventh floor comprises Palladian style andthe is aremaining wide, single storey building with largeliving windows over looking the gardens. wasroom extended in 1978 to include a garden and a fully fittedin bathroom, bedrooms and a vast kitchen room. Both bedrooms are brightItwith for a king-size bed and storage; androom the second bedroom alsocomplex has an en-suite shower room. The living. The roomproperty boasts an east-facing runsand its length, with views towards Canary Wharf. The large studio including a workshop andkitchen dark room currently has balcony, very highwhich ceilings brick parapets surrounding the roof which has beautifully designed good storage benefits from high-quality integrated appliances. Natural light fills the living/dining area; creating the perfect space for entertaining. There are also glass folding doors, which open to a large roof terrace with stunning views. The apartment has been finished to an exceptional standard throughout

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

and benefits from an allocated undercroft parking space and a use of a communal cycle store.

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 3 Bedrooms | 1 Reception Room | 3 Bathrooms | New Apartment | Lift Access | Roof Terrace | Off Street Parking | Very Good Decoration | EPC Rating B

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This family townhouse overlooks Vauxhall Park and provides parking for two cars, a south-facing garden, cellar and an attic space (with potential to extend, subject

An extraordinary and individual countrytohouse in a and stunning Built to originally 1962 for the artistand Johnutility Merton, Pound House isis broadly to planning). On the ground floor modern find a reception the front a vastlocation. kitchen/diner the rear,inwith a side addition space. The kitchen fully tiled with Palladian styleand andanisoven a wide, storey with windows over looking theas gardens. was extended in 1978 include garden room and storage, a in larder withsingle gas hob andbuilding extractor. Thelarge first floor is currently arranged a masterItsuite, with a shower roomtoand a reara spare bedroom; butais a hugely flexible space.including The grand front roomand could be room used as a drawing room or a bedroom, double bedroom the centre and the room thewhich rear, could large studio complex a workshop dark . The property currently has verywith higha ceilings and brickinparapets surrounding theto roof has be used as an office good storage or third double bedroom. The top floor follows a similar layout to the first, with a large double room to the front, a second double room off the central landing and a single bedroom/study to the rear. The refurbished family bathroom comprises a large bathtub, walk-in shower, basin and a W.C.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land 6 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Period Terrace House | Garden | Off Street Parking | Good Decoration | Conservation Area | EPC Rating E

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

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Located opposite Hilly Fields park on one of the most desirable streets in the area, is this superb, 4 double-bedroom terraced house. Arranged over 3 floors, the house provides spectacular space.


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GUIDE PRICE £875,000

Possibly the loveliest, lightest home on Ivydale with the widest street frontage. That’s due to the extra slice of garden secreted behind a long brick wall. 12-mins walk to Nunhead station, a couple more to Brockley. Chain free sale.



A house-size apartment over two storeys with three double beds, your own front door, video entry, a balcony, en suite and bathroom and a share of the freehold. Just off Lordship Lane and a 5-minute walk to the station. Chain free.

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ELEGANT INTERIOR Remodelled by Minifie Architects, this 5/6bed detached home has a remarkably elegant interior, exceptional living space and enjoys revenue from location shoots. Walk to Chislehurst station in 5-minutes and near superb local schools


he first of three homes on Lubbock Road designed by Geoffrey Carter and Chu in 1982, this was more recently adjusted by Ben Minifie of Minifie Architects. Additions included a doubleheight extension, a new fibreglass roof, a full rewire, two new boilers, a water softener, new doors and windows and new insulation. Sonos compatible ceiling speakers and Amtico flooring are present in living spaces. Rooms are deliberately flexible and able to function as bedrooms, games rooms, dressing rooms or offices. Featured in many music videos and commercials, the property benefits from consistent filming revenues. Dramatic external lighting showcases its clean lines at every hour. The house is clad in treated cedar and black steel and has a sweeping stone driveway with illuminated gabion walls. Open the electronic gates via video screen and guests in via the commercial-grade front door. The entrance hall is light, large and opens to a bespoke kitchen with endless storage space, and fold-away doors that conceal cooking and breakfast areas— both with Calacatta marble splashbacks. Cabinets and shelves are underlit while Miele appliances include two ovens, a dishwasher, microwave an induction hob, an extractor and a full-height fridge and a full-height freezer. Four metres of Corian worktop is fitted, with the large kitchen island having an integrated breakfast bar at one end and a Quooker boiling water tap. The contemporary Stovax gas fire is remote-controlled, underfloor heating is laid, there’s a large wine fridge and custom-made display shelves. Doors slide open to a raised garden terrace tiled to match the kitchen. Children will adore the wooden play area under the fir tree featuring a Tarzan swing, rope ladder and fireman’s pole. Adults might

prefer the large swing and exceptionally leafy views. To the right are two double bedrooms, the largest being 20ft long with wall-to-wall fitted storage and a door that opens to the garden. Currently this is used as a family games room. There’s also a perfectly turned-out shower room and two sets of hall cupboards. Upstairs is a fabulous 40ft long reception, part divided with a study area with builtin bookshelves and wall-to-wall glazing. Of the two double bedrooms here, one stretches the width of the house, while both have fitted wardrobes. There’s a huge dressing room/bedroom, a shower room with a double-width shower, a guest shower room near the study and a bathroom with a freestanding bath. Three Juliet balconies overlook the garden and the staircase is hand-built, finished in black oak and glass and has a concealed cupboard. Walk to Chislehurst train station in 5-minutes for links to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross and Cannon Street. Local primary schools include St Nicolas and Red Hill (both Ofsted ‘good’), while secondary options include Bullers Wood, Harris Academy Greenwich and St Thomas More (all Ofsted ‘outstanding’). Coopers and Chislehurst Girls’ have both been graded ‘good.’ Lubbock Road, BR7, £1,850,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021


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Hermitage Road, SE19 £700,000 Freehold

Rosendale Road, SE21 £325,000 Leasehold

This spacious semi detached house, on a corner plot, is ideally located within a short journey of Crystal Palace. The property boats a large front driveway, garage and a well designed layout throughout.

This well presented property has been recently redecorated and provides a modern kitchen and bathroom and is ideally positioned on Rosendale Road.


Ruskin Park House, SE5 £600,000 Leasehold

Dylways, SE5 OIEO £650,000 Freehold

A stunning 1119 sq ft three bedroom apartment within this sought after Art Deco block. A spacious open plan living space that benefits from two balconies, accessed from multiple rooms within the apartment and overlooking the London skyline. Excellent Transport links closeby.

This chain free four bedroom house, comes to market offering front and rear garden, as well as kitchen/dining room and large reception room. Ideally located close to good transport links as well as great school catchment area.

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South Croxted Road, West Dulwich

ÂŁ1,500,000 Freehold

This spacious five bedroom family home comes to the market, offering two receptions, two bathrooms and spacious kitchen-dining area. The property benefits from a near 160ft rear garden and fully connected summer house and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

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NEO GEORGIAN GEM Overlooking Addison Palace Golf Course this immaculate neo-Georgian home is approached via a gated, carriage driveway with granite cobblestones


he extraordinary house has undergone an impressive renovation. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, reading room, utility room and downstairs WC. In addition there is a gym, games room, extra bathroom and a garage. An inviting central entrance hall leads to a bespoke Smallbone kitchen with ample work and storage space. Four versatile living spaces with views on to the secluded rear garden complete the ground floor along with a useful separate utility. Upstairs are five well proportioned, bright and airy bedrooms with four bathrooms, including a sumptuous master suite overlooking the picturesque rear garden with a dressing room and a contemporary shower room. The property is well situated and well placed for access into Croydon Town Centre with its extensive shopping facilities and East Croydon railway station with services to

London Bridge and Victoria, in about 14 and 16 minutes respectively. There is road access to Biggin Hill Airport, Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport and the home is in easy reach of the M25 and M23 as well as the national motorway network. There are schools in both the state and private sectors for boys and girls of all ages including Royal Russell School, Whitgift School, Trinity School, The Cedars School, Shirley High School and Old Palace School. A foundation coach service also provides access to the Dulwich foundation Schools. Local leisure facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, public and private golf courses including Addington Palace and Shirley Park. The Gatehouse, Shirley Hills, ÂŁ2.5million, Knight Frank Dulwich 020 3815 9410


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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 of Roy Brooks


ut our photographers shoot for brands like Bo Concept, this is a strong set of pictures,” I countered. Somehow, and I can’t fathom why, the client disagreed. As sweetly as I could I asked if she had a background, or at least an interest in the practice. Turns out she works in insurance, at senior management level but does at least possess an artistic flair for passive aggression. To the point of shooting (pun intended) herself in the foot, this lady took it upon herself to perform amateur post-production on every shot. The result is a heavily saturated, dark set of pics that we must use. The unnecessary work she gave herself held up the launch of her flat for almost a month. We could have begun

marketing at the beginning of September, the start of the autumn market and as far away from the Brexit deadline as feasibly possible. Timing is far more important than people realise. I just copped eyes on Alan Bennett’s bath. Once married to an actor, this client used one of Bennett’s builders while refurbing the bathroom. Turns out the plucky playwright was chucking the antique beauty, so our client snapped it up. The entire home is a divine spread of Georgian antiquity—far more like buying an antique than most. And AB’s bath is sure to be an eternal talking point.

An utterly charming family home with three bedrooms, sitting room, dining area off the kitchen, deep front garden and an enchanting rear garden. Walk to schools, Honor Oak’s high street and trains/Overground services. Canonbie Road, SE23, £850,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021


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PERIOD APARTMENT This beautifully presented Upper West Putney ground floor period conversion, has been sympathetically modernised to create a light and stylish home. The open plan reception/kitchen/ dining room enjoys views over and has direct access to the communal gardens. The flat has three double bedrooms, the master has fitted wardrobes and enjoys a large en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. There is also an additional modern bathroom with a shower over the bath as well as a cellar which incorporates utility facilities. At the side of the property there is off-street parking. The apartment is within walking distance of Putney Station as well as Putney High Street and all its amenities. Offered on a furnished or unfurnished basis and available from the 19 November.


Larpent Avenue, Putney, SW15, £2,750 PCM, Warren 020 8780 1100

A beautiful two bedroom apartment available, set within the prestigious Grade II listed Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Building, that has been newly decorated throughout. There is an open plan reception/dining area leading on to a fully integrated modern kitchen, a modern bathroom and two generous sized bedrooms. Further benefits include entry phone system, car parking space, communal gardens and use of the communal gymnasium and library. The building is unusually stylish with impressive architectural details. Scott Avenue is located close to good transport link with East Putney and Southfields tube stations within 3/4 of a mile providing access via the district line into The City and Central London, while the A3 trunk road links London with the M25. The shopping and leisure facilities of both Southfields and Putney are also within easy reach along with the open spaces of Wimbledon Park. Gilbert Scott Building, Scott Avenue, Putney, £425 per week, First Union Battersea 020 7771 7100

MITCHAMCOMMON Overlooking the picturesque green spaces of Mitcham Common and a short walk from Mitcham Eastfields Station, this four bedroom 1920s’ period house, also has a large rear garden and is immediately available. The spacious family house has been recently refurbished and extended and has a fresh, bright interior with a large sunny garden, great views and private parking. It directly overlooks the common and has two reception rooms and a modern fitted kitchen and WC/shower room on the ground floor, two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom on the first floor and a large master suite on the top floor complete with Juliet balcony, full-size en suite bathroom and huge eaves storage. At the front there is private off-street parking on the driveway as well as lovely views over the common and pond. It is perfect for a family or professional sharers. Commonside East, Mitcham, CR4, unfurnished, £450 per week, Winkworth 0208769 6699


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beautiful five bedroom house with four bathrooms is available to rent in Warriner Gardens, Battersea. The exceptional house has about 2,269 square feet of contemporary living space. There are two open plan reception rooms and a modern kitchen, as well as a well-maintained patio and south-west facing roof terrace. The property offers the best of both worlds with a traditional exterior combined with a contemporary interior. Battersea Park, Newton Prep School and Thomas’s School are all nearby.

Warriner Gardens is one of the most sought-after roads in Battersea. It is close to the green spaces of Battersea Park, and a short walk from the Kings Road and a bus ride from Clapham Junction or Victoria Station. Warriner Gardens, Battersea, London, SW11, unfurnished, £1,400 per week, Knight Frank 0203 866 2920

GRANDVICTORIAN This grand Victorian home with six bedrooms and three bathrooms, has space, character, charm and location. The ground floor is the heart of the home, with four separate living spaces with two of them leading to the large, well maintained and mature garden. The country style kitchen completes this floor. On the lower ground floor are three rooms and a secondary kitchen, ideal for hosting garden parties or for caterers. This space could be used for a live-in housekeeper or as a separate home office area. The living accommodation is arranged over the top two floors with three large double bedrooms on the first floor. The master suite is at the front of the house with an en suite bathroom with additional storage. Bedrooms two and three enjoy the beautiful garden views. The second floor has three more bedrooms and one additional family bathroom. There are a number of excellent schools within walking distance as well as great rail links to the City and beyond from Denmark Hill and East Dulwich stations which are only a few minutes away. Champion Hill, Camberwell SE5, £6,500 per month, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321


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PERFECTLUXURY In the heart of Coombe, in a quiet tree-lined road, this stunning, six bedroom family home comes with a pool, gym and double garage


he well-designed home is arranged over four floors and is within easy access of the Marymount International School, Rokeby School and Holy Cross Prep. The ground floor of this luxury house contains three generous reception rooms with bi-fold doors onto the landscaped garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is fully equipped and has a central island and a solid worktop. Bi-fold doors open out from the kitchen to the garden to extend the living space. The lower ground floor holds the swimming pool, gymnasium and shower facilities. The sixth bedroom with en suite shower is also on this level. Double doors open onto the master suite on the first

floor with Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens. Two more double bedrooms with en suite shower facilities are on this floor with the final two double bedrooms with ensuite showers on the top floor. Edgecoombe Close is discreetly located off Warren Road almost opposite George Road. It is close to Kingston and New Malden town centres with their excellent shopping facilities, and also to the A3 trunk road offering fast access to Central London and Gatwick and Heathrow airports via the M25. Norbiton Station is within walking distance for frequent services to Waterloo. Doha House, Edgecoombe Close, Coombe, KT2, ÂŁ15,000 PCM, Coombe Residential, 020 8947 9393


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FAMILY MINDED This six bedroom, five bathroom, detached family home has a wonderful garden and over 4,500 square feet of well-planned accommodation over three floors


he Orchard stands on Brook Farm Road which is a highly convenient and popular private road, located less than a mile from Cobham High Street and Cobham & Stoke D’abernon station. All the principal reception rooms are accessed via double doors on the ground floor from the light and spacious hallway. The family room is to the front with the main drawing room overlooking the rear gardens. The separate dining room is connected to the well-appointed kitchen/ breakfast/family room via double doors. All the rooms at the back of the house on the ground floor have access to the patio and gardens. There is also a downstairs cloakroom, a separate utility room and an integral garage.

On the first floor is the master bedroom suite which has a dressing room, an en suite bathroom and balcony. There are three more bedrooms on this floor, all of which are en suite. There are two further rooms and a shower room on the first floor, which could be used as bedrooms, a study or a games room. The westerly facing rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs on the borders, with a large patio that spans the width of the property. The Orchard is set behind electric gates with a large gravelled driveway and lawn to the front.

‘Located less than a mile from Cobham High Street ‘

The Orchard, Brook Farm Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11, £2,395,000, Knight Frank 01932 591600


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Coastal Homes


magnificent new four-storey, coastal home, built and finished to the highest standards with stunning harbour views. The house has carefully balanced proportions throughout with high ceilings, large windows, oversized doors and a private passenger lift accessing all levels as well a south-west facing terraces. The property is set back on the plot in an elevated position with a panoramic across Poole Harbour towards the Sandbanks Peninsular, Brownsea Island and Poole Quay with the Purbeck Hills in the background. On the ground floor the reception hall leads through to the cinema room, a utility room, cloakroom and an integral double garage with access to the plant room. Up on the living floor there is an impressive open plan

kitchen/dining/sitting area and a separate study. The high quality contemporary kitchen has both Gaggenau and Miele integrated appliances and access to the rear garden. On the first floor there is the sumptuous master bedroom suite with a bank of wardrobes, en suite bathroom and a centrally positioned bed against a feature wall making the most of the elevated Poole Harbour views. There are also two more bedroom suites on this level. The top floor houses a well-equipped sun room with kitchenette, a bedroom and family shower room. Both rooms benefit from an extensive and open sun terrace with beautiful Poole Harbour views. Quadra, Brudenell Avenue, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset, BH13, ÂŁ2,650,000, Savills 01202 708 888

RIVERVIEWS A superb detached four to five bedroom house with river and country views, as well as a luxury fitted kitchen and a dining room with three balconies, in the exclusive waterside village of St Mawes. A large gravelled driveway leads from the gated entrance to wide steps to an open plan entrance hall. A wall of glass at the rear of the hallway allows in light and views of the rear courtyard. The lower level has the potential to be converted into a ground floor apartment ideal for elderly relatives or those with a disability, subject to planning permission. The upper level is accessed from the hallway with a small staircase rising to the most important rooms in the property. Positioned facing the front is a bright sitting room with sliding doors onto an infinity glass surround balcony with panoramic views. On the opposite side of the room double doors open to a lovely balcony again with river views. Also on this level is the spectacular kitchen/dining room. At the rear three sets of double doors open onto three individual balconies looking over the gardens The extensive manicured gardens surround the property with large sculptured lawns, mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. To one side of the property is the paved patio area perfect for the morning sun. There is also a garage and a large gravelled area large enough for a boat. St Mawes is centred around its small stone harbour and has a sailing club, moorings, castle and a good pubs and restaurants. The Roseland Peninsula, famous for its natural beauty is accessed from the village. Moon Tides, Penruan Lane, St Mawes TR2, from ÂŁ1,000,000, Country and Waterside 01872 240999


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30 Guildbourne Centre, Worthing West Sussex BN11 1LZ

01903 331 247

Development opportunity for sale Vacant 3-storey commercial building extending to approximately 8,100ft sq. Planning permission for 10 apartments (2 x 1 bed and 8 x 2 bed units) totalling 7,295ft sq whilst retaining 3,175ft sq of ground floor retails space. Located within Worthing town centre, in close proximity to the seafront and circa 0.7 miles from Worthing Station. Offers are invited in excess of ÂŁ1500,000 for the freehold interest. Alternatively, offers in excess of ÂŁ900,000 will be considered for the long leasehold of the upper floors. The existing property comprises a mid-terraced commercial building (A1 Use Class) which extends to approximately 8,100ft sq across 3 storeys. The property is arranged as a retail unit across the ground floor (4042ft sq) and 1st floor (2,165ft sq) with ancillary storage within the 2nd floor (1,893ft sq). The building was previously occupied by Mothercare and is now fully vacant. The property is located on South Street, one of the main commercial streets within Worthing town centre. Worthing is a seaside town in West Sussex with a population of circa 110,000, located approximately 49 miles South of London and circa 10 miles West of Brighton. Worthing Station is located approximately 0.7 miles from the property providing frequent links to London Victoria in circa 77 minutes. Full details on the property can be found on If you would like to book a viewing, please contact our Worthing Branch on 01903 331 247


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London in 60 minutes... GEORGIAN GLORY


In the heart of Lindfield village’s picturesque, treelined High Street, this Grade II listed exceptional period house dating from 1730, has six bedrooms and a double garage with a two bedroom flat over it. There is a superb rear garden of more than half an acre and a courtyard terrace. Haywards Heath station is less than two miles away and trains take 45 minutes to London Bridge or Victoria. Malling Priory is an important historical building. The Georgian style is characterised by an elegant double fronted façade, sash windows and front door with curved pediment and fluted pilasters. Internally there are high ceilings and a number of classic Georgian features including some beautiful light oak panelling. The tiled entrance hall leads to a beautiful turned oak staircase with intricately carved balusters. Wide oak doors open to two inviting formal reception rooms, the drawing room and sitting room, on either side of the hall.


ith views over rolling countryside, this Grade II listed house enjoys privacy and historical features. The stunning home has been beautifully refurbished. On the ground floor there is a luxury farmhouse-style kitchen with all built-in appliances, including a range cooker. The breakfast area looks out onto a beautiful, bright garden room overlooking the landscaped gardens. An oak latch door leads from the kitchen to the dining room with a brick and oak fireplace. From there you are led into a delightful sitting room, with windows to the front overlooking glorious open countryside, along with a door to the garden. An attractive brick fireplace with timber mantle and woodburning stove takes centre stage. A spacious study/snug sits to the rear of the property overlooking the gardens and adjacent to this is a downstairs shower room. The study/snug and the shower room could be separated by the addition of an internal door to provide separate living accommodation. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms with three of the bedrooms having glorious uninterrupted views across undulating countryside. On this floor there are also two luxury bathrooms, the main bathroom having a roll top bath. All rooms on this floor are accessed from a light and airy landing with exposed beams and wall trusses. A third of an acre of glorious and idyllic gardens surround the property with lawns, mature trees and bushes, well-stocked flower beds as well as beautiful seating areas, and a large terrace from the garden room, ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. There is parking for several vehicles on the gravel driveway along with the detached double garage with space in the loft area for a study/work room. A character outbuilding provides utility space or studio room. The house is near charming Saffron Walden, voted in the top 10 market towns in the country. Manor Cottage also benefits from excellent primary schools in the village along with much sought after private schools a short distance away. It is only 15 minutes’ drive from Audley End Station with trains into Liverpool Street. Cambridge is only 30 minutes by car. Little Bardfield, Braintree, £985,000, Tucker Gardner 731024

CM7, 01799

The elegant dining room has a marble feature fireplace and a full height bay window and doors opening to the courtyard; there is also a goodsized study. Beyond the reception rooms the former service wing has been converted into a large kitchen with a four oven Aga. The staircase rises past a beautiful arched stair window to a spacious split level landing off which lie four large bedrooms and three bathrooms (two en suite). There are two attic bedrooms on the second floor. There is a large arched cellar. Malling Priory is set back from the High Street behind wrought iron railings. The garage flat has an open-plan kitchen and living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a ground floor shower room. Outside there is a detached brick summer house, and light woodland to the south-eastern boundary. Malling Priory, High Street, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16, £3,000,000, Savills 01444 446008


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Stanion Road, Brigstock

Guide Price £700,000

Situated in the highly desirable village of Brigstock is this significant, four bedroom extended detached residence which enjoys impressive grounds and an open aspect. The high specification interior offers free flowing living space and a substantial kitchen/dining / family room which is the real hub of the house. Upstairs, there is a stylish principal bathroom and four bedrooms, the sumptuous master suite enjoys vaulted ceilings, a walk through dressing room and a high specification en-suite. Outside, the mature gardens feature a sweeping gravelled driveway, single garage and impressive wrap around gardens laid to lawn with established plantings. Kettering 01536 417888

Cadelyn, Pipewell

Offers in Excess of £525,000

Innovation, Light and creative design with a free flowing floorplan have created an inspiring interior within this highly individual village home offering lateral living. The idyllic setting within the grounds of Pipewell Hall provides a lovely, discreet setting. The designer interior features a living room, kitchen/breakfast room and utility room. There are four bedrooms, the master with en-suite. Kettering 01536 417888

Church Street, Finedon


Inspired Design and Styling have created the substantial, free flowing interior of this very impressive extended detached home situated on the desirable street in the heart of Finedon. The palatial Kitchen/ Dining/Family room offers en vogue living space. Upstairs there is a bathroom and five generous bedrooms the master and guest with dressing room and en-suite. Kettering 01536 417888

Only 60 minutes by train to London ◆ Offices in Corby ◆ Kettering ◆ Market Harborough 91

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140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474 

Balham 73-79 Balham High Road, Balham SW12  020 8772 8000 

501 Battersea Park Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4LW  020 3151 4251 

11–13 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12  020 8618 2013 

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965 

Sales – 8-11 Station Road, Balham SW12  020 8675 6565 

108 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7228 2666 

124 Balham High Rd, Balham, London SW12  020 3792 0992 

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944 

124 Balham High Rd, Balham, London SW12  020 3792 3631  Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050 

7a Albion Riverside, Hester Road, Battersea Park, SW11  020 3597 7670  Knight Frank Riverside, 7a Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road SW11  020 3597 7670 

Knight Frank

45 Balham Hill SW12  020 8673 4377 


Sales & Lettings – 172 Lavender Hill, SW11  020 7978 5800  


Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404 

48 Barnes High Street, SW13  020 3728 2288 

238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900  56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130  73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333 

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11  Savills Blue C100 M76 Y12 K68 Savills Grey C40 M10 Y0 K70 (25%)

Estate Agents

52 Barnes High Street SW13  020 8939 6900 



Letting Specialists

Management Services


Unit C1 Vista, 346 Queenstown Road, London SW8  020 3642 9711 



21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100  168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111 

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 

29 Battersea Square SW11  020 7924 3130 

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


506–508 Brixton Road, Brixton SW9  020 7704 5757 

29 BATTERSEA SQUARE LONDON SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 7924 - 3130 Email: Web:

400-402 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9  020 8846 2320 


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Dulwich Village

17A Nunhead Green, SE15  020 7952 0595 


29-35 Lordship Lane, Dulwich SE22  020 8613 6200 

Crystal Palace

39 Dulwich Village, Dulwich Village SE21  020 3280 3519 

26 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace SE19  020 8772 8080 


107-109 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22  020 3280 3523 

Clapham 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  27-31 The Pavement SW4  020 7498 8686 

2 Barry Parade, Barry Road SE22  020 8299 3021 


Earlsfield 390-392 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 8963 5100 

Sales – 30 The Pavement, Clapham SW4  020 3700 8555 

372-374 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8971 7070 

Sales – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6750 

517-519 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 3280 3521 

Lettings – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6756 

Lettings – 334 Garratt Lane, SW18  020 3280 3522 

44 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 3280 3514 

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666  Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588 

Lettings - 370 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8879 6205 


East Dulwich 94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900 

131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278 


East Sheen 298a Upper Richmond Rd W, SW14  020 8018 7777 

1-3 Old Town SW4  020 7627 5566 



Coombe Hill

Herne Hill

259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393 

63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454 

360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833 

236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950 


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139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100 

Kennington 181-183 Kennington Lane, SE11  020 7840 3205  292-294 Kennington Road, SE11 

196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295 


Raynes Park Station Buildings, Coombe Lane SW20  020 3542 2000 

292-294 Kennington Road, SE11  020 3792 3070  Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 


Richmond 27a The Quadrant, Richmond TW9  020 8973 2700 

Lettings – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 


23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800 


40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100 

173-177 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1  020 8879 2121 




Southfields 21 Replingham Rd, Southfields, London SW18  020 3151 4310 

145 Evelina Road, Nunhead SE15  020 3206 3063 


251-251b Wimbledon Park Road SW19  020 8871 9655 

Peckham 17A Nunhead Green, SE15  020 7952 0595 



Streatham 82 Streatham High Road, Streatham SW16  020 8150 5400 

Putney 175 Putney High Street, Putney SW15  020 8355 1000 

1 Leigham Court Road, SW16  020 8769 8744 

1 Putney Hill, Putney SW15  020 3280 3545  81-83 Lower Richmond Road, West Putney SW15  020 3280 3558 

46-50 Streatham Hill, Streatham, London SW2  020 8769 6699 



Sales & Lettings – 188 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 8780  

47-49 Mitcham Road, SW17  020 3728 2150 

198 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 6111 

58-60 Tooting High Street, SW17  020 8767 1400 

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100 

29-31 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17  020 8767 3655 


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370 Old York Road SW18  020 8480 4444 


12 Huguenot Place SW17  020 8877 4810 



West Dulwich 94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900 

Wandsworth – Between the Commons 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222 


Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  324 Trinity Rd, London SW18 3RG  020 3151 4263  34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222 

113 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3280 3556 


Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000  Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081  5 Church Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DW  020 3151 4293  81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468   New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833 

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777 

Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669 

Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  

1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111 


Telephone: 020 3797 2690


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LAST WORD Tina Donaldson, Branch Manager Tucker Gardner, Saffron Walden Describe your property career to date. I started my estate agency career in 1981 with a leading estate agent firm that at the time had only 21 branches. I stayed with this company for 25 years having started as a negotiator and went on to be regional director covering a large territory in the home counties. I then joined a global high end agency with the responsibility of the new homes operation in Hertfordshire and Essex. It was great fun and I worked with some amazing people. Eight years later I joined Countrywide and with a short spell with another company I re-joined, working for Tucker Gardner in the beautiful market town of Saffron Walden. What do you enjoy most about your job and what has been the highlight. Every day is different. I love the fact that I am not tied to the office and can go out and meet people in their own homes to discuss their plans and their lives. I love helping people make their property move and see them settle into their new home. Providing great customer service is very satisfying. Describe the biggest challenges. The biggest challenge is negotiating the sale, as

vendors and purchasers can see things from a different perspective. But that is the goal and when reached is extremely fulfilling. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? Being an estate agent is a great career and I have loved it but be prepared for long hours, ups and downs of the market and stress! Both my children have decided to becomes agents so it must be good. What advice would you have for home buyers in the current market? It is a good time to buy, especially if you intend to stay for five to 10 years. Markets go up and down but over this sort of period you will normally see the property increase in value whilst also having the enjoyment of living there. Interest rates are low so affordability is currently very good, and there are some lovely properties on the market. What sets North Essex and South Cambridgeshire apart? Beautiful market towns, gorgeous countryside, historical buildings, wonderful shops and markets and fantastic communication links to central

London, airports and motorways. All of this with some of the best education in the country. What do you think lies ahead for North Essex and South Cambridgeshire? This area will continue to attract buyers looking for a great environment to live in and good value for money for the London commuter. Demand will be driven by outstanding schools and great access to transport links. Recent highs, recent lows? Every house sale, providing outstanding customer service and creating a market strategy that works. Low – not too many of those! What is your top location? Saffron Walden – a gorgeous market town packed with outstanding amenities and schools and some of the most attractive property in the country. If you were not an estate agent what career would you choose and why? I have a passion for interiors – so an interior designer.

Nightingales, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire This superb apartment is set in a prime position in Bishop’s Stortford which is only a short walk from the mainline train station with its good commuter links into London Liverpool Street. The three bedroom apartment has been subject to extensive renovation by the current owners and now offers luxury modern living mixed with period charm.

Asking Price £425,000

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Claygate KT10 The historic Foley House represents the turreted east wing of Ruxley Towers.

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Landscaped gardens Master bedroom suite Approximately 2,227 sq ft (207 sq m)



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Guide price £1,775,000

Esher KT10 A rarely available detached house that has been recently refurbished

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Vaulted ceilings Master bedroom suite Approximately 1,134 sq ft (105.5 sq m)




Guide price £800,000

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

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. East Horsley KT24 A carefully modernised detached home located just over three quarters of a mile from Horsley station.

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Bright orangery Large patio area Approximately 2,965 sq ft (276 sq m)



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Guide price £1,365,000

Oxshott KT22 A superb family home arranged over three floors within a private setting on the prestigious Crown Estate.

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Indoor swimming pool Garden extends to in excess of 0.5 acres Approximately 7,682 sq ft (714 sq m)




Guide price £4,500,000

01932 591600 Connecting people & property, perfectly. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent and the deposit, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property (if not an AST). (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) If the landlord agrees to you having a pet, you may be required to pay a higher deposit (if not an AST) or higher weekly rent (if an AST). Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit

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