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This magnificent and impressive substantial house is set back from the road behind a walled garden and a private driveway, leading to its own courtyard. There is a wonderful walled garden to the rear of the property with provision for off-street parking for several cars. Detailed planning and listed building consent was granted by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea on 26th February 2013 for a substantial redevelopment, extension and reconfiguration of the property (permission valid for 3 years) to comprise approximately 1,702 sq m (18,320 sq ft). The property currently comprises approximately 1,518 sq m (16,337 sq ft). Brochure, floor plans and further details available from the joint sole agents. 2 Savills running order October Review_october.indd 2013.indd 2 LHP_304287_Savills_Property 1

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An important and historic Grade II* listed property with planning and listed building permission to extend, redevelop and redesign.


Guide Price ÂŁ30million

Contact: Gary Hersham or Penelope Court

Contact: Noel De Keyzer or Barbara Allen

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How do I find the right solicitor?

William Duckworth-Chad, director at Savills Knightsbridge, replies ...



A good solicitor will help and support you through a stressfree property purchase, while the opposite can cause delays and place unnecessary pressure on the buying process. So finding the right solicitor is crucial.  One of the best places to start is with your agent. We deal with multiple solicitors on an almost daily basis, so we know who some of the best in the business are. I regularly recommend to both buyers and sellers solicitors I have known for years who I trust to facilitate a smooth and efficient purchase, but also provide an individual service in the time that is required.  Word of mouth is another effective way to find the right solicitor. Asking friends or family who have had a great experience with a particular person or a legal firm is a solid way to validate them and their service. Finding a solicitor that is also able to act for your lender will save you both time and money.  It can be worthwhile getting a few quotes from a couple of recommended solicitors. Sometimes paying that little extra will pay dividends regarding the service you will get. As a rule of thumb, it’s likely that a solicitor who offers a lower price will have more clients, which can put limitations on the level of service you might receive and increase the likelihood of potential delays.  From my experience, using a solicitor who is based in the area you are buying, or someone who is at least familiar with it, can also be an advantage. They will have a closer understanding of the local market, including how the council operates and any planning regulations, for instance. Certainly using someone locally will allow you to have face-to-face catch-ups or meetings if needed, which can be reassuring over relying on emails or phone calls. Likewise, if your solicitor can visit the property in person, that can be a real added bonus too.

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VIEW Improve not move. 38MARKET Many people are calling in the builders and extending to save money, reports Robert Bailey.

DEVELOPMENT New life on the 38NEW square. Two rundown Georgian townhouses are restored to former glories.

VOICE Streets of gold. Adam 38LONDON Carey reflects on the changing character of Knightsbridge and Chelsea.

Savills will present your property to people all over the world More than half of Prime Central London properties are sold and let to buyers and tenants outside the UK. More than you’re looking for.

TALK Real value. A property is 39PROPERTY worth whatever someone is prepared to pay, reports Cheryl Markosky.

Rate dilemma. To switch or 40FINANCE not to switch? That’s the latest question for borrowers, reports Duncan Farmer.

BUYS Fixed, discount or tracker – 40BEST check out the facts, figures and interest rates from our current top ten mortgages.

EYE Celebrations in W1. 42LONDON Marylebone is now fully established as a super prime residential address.

PROPERTY Your guide to 102COUNTRY an inspiring selection of excellent homes currently for sale in rural locations.

FOR SALE & TO LET MARYLEBONE, MAYFAIR, PIMLICO, 56 BELGRAVIA, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, CHELSEA, SOUTH KENSINGTON, HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON A car is born. Two friends built the very first Aston Martin here at a Chelsea mews house, venue earlier this year for the launch of the marque’s global centenary celebrations. KENSINGTON, NOTTING HILL, 72 PADDINGTON, HOLLAND PARK, FULHAM, BROOK GREEN Art space. Modernised historic former apartment of a royal portrait painter is now on the market in a blue plaque building on Melbury Road. Presentation is the key. 120RENTALS Keep your rental property up-to-date to

maximise its income potential says Henry Hopcroft.

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1 AN ELEGANT MAISONETTE BENEFITTING FROM SEPARATE STAFF FLAT eaton place, sw1 Entrance hall ø reception room ø dining room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø further bathroom ø guest cloakroom ø separate studio flat with kitchen and shower room ø patio ø 214 sq m (2,306 sq ft) ø EPC=D


Savills Knightsbridge

Savills Sloane Street

Katie Rumbellow

Tom Wilson

020 7581 5234

020 7730 0822

Guide £3.5 million Leasehold, approximately 37 years remaining

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1 A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A MAGNIFICENT HOUSE belgrave square, sw1 Grade I listed building ø in need of refurbishment ø accommodation arranged over 6 floors ø served by lift ø terrace ø balcony ø current planning as B1 use ø potential to convert to a single family dwelling ø subject to receipt of all the necessary consents ø 1,360 sq m (14,636 sq ft)

Savills Knightsbridge

Savills Sloane Street

Barbara Allen

Noel De Keyzer

020 7581 5234

020 7730 0822

Guide £30 million Leasehold, A new FRI Grosvenor lease of 128 years (unenfranchiseable)

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1 A WELL PROPORTIONED APARTMENT WITH PORTER AND PARKING lowndes square, sw1 Drawing room ø dining area ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø shower room ø utility room ø porter ø underground parking space ø 117 sq m (1,262 sq ft) ø EPC=D


Savills Knightsbridge

Savills Sloane Street

Katie Rumbellow

Christian Warman

020 7581 5234

020 7730 0822

Guide £3.45 million Leasehold, plus share of freehold

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1 CLASSIC BELGRAVIA TOWNHOUSE WITH GARAGE south eaton place, sw1 Drawing room ø dining room ø study ø kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms (3 en suite) ø guest cloakroom ø terrace ø garage ø 305 sq m (3,290 sq ft) ø EPC=E Price on Application Leasehold, approximately 125 years remaining

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Savills Knightsbridge

Tom Lamb

Matthew Morton-Smith

020 7730 0822

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1 A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FAMILY HOUSE ranelagh grove, sw1 3 reception rooms ø study ø kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 2 further bedrooms ø further bathroom ø utility room ø garden ø 237 sq m (2,557 sq ft) ø EPC=E


Savills Knightsbridge

Savills Sloane Street

Matthew Morton-Smith

Charles Holbrook

020 7581 5234

020 7730 0822

Guide £3.95 million Freehold

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1 A NEWLY REFURBISHED HOUSE WITH PARKING burton mews, sw1 Reception room ø study ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom with dressing room and bathroom ø 2 further bedroom suites ø guest cloakroom ø patio ø mews parking ø garage held on a lease ø 194 sq m (2,090 sq ft) ø EPC=C Guide £4.995 million Freehold

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Savills Knightsbridge

Savills Sloane Street

Matthew Morton-Smith

Richard Gutteridge

020 7581 5234

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1 OUTSTANDING NEWLY REFURBISHED KNIGHTSBRIDGE HOUSE trevor place, sw7 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms (2 en suite) ø study/bedroom 6 ø shower room ø guest cloakroom ø garden ø 263 sq m (2,825 sq ft) ø EPC=C


Savills Sloane Street

Savills Knightsbridge

Tom Lamb

Barbara Allen

020 7730 0822

020 7581 5234

Price On Application Freehold

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1 MODERN INDULGENCE WITH SPECTACULAR ROOF TERRACE chelsea, sw3 Drawing room ø dining room ø media room ø kitchen/ breakfast room ø 4 bedroom suites ø guest cloakroom ø roof terrace ø garage ø 384 sq m (4,138 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £9.95 million Freehold

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Savills Sloane Street

Matthew Morton-Smith

Richard Gutteridge

020 7581 5234

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One of four newly developed mews houses in the heart of Knightsbridge. This spacious house has a contemporary design with an innovative barrel vaulted ceiling to the reception room, wiring for an audio/visual system throughout and an underground secure private parking space for one car. • Reception room • kitchen/dining room • master bedroom suite • 2nd bedroom • study/bedroom 3 • 2 further bath/shower rooms • utility room • guest cloakroom • 176 sq m (1,896 sq ft) • EPC=B


020 7590 0066

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1 A WIDE LOW-BUILT FAMILY HOUSE WITH OFF-STREET PARKING AND GARDEN drayton gardens, sw10 Drawing room ø kitchen ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø off-street parking ø garden ø planning consent for a basement c.74 sq m (800 sq ft) ø currently 211 sq m (2,276 sq ft) ø EPC=E Guide £4.5 million Freehold

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Savills Chelsea

Savills Sloane Street

Charlie Bubear

Charles Holbrook

020 7578 9005

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1 PERIOD FAMILY HOUSE IN A SOUGHT-AFTER KENSINGTON SQUARE campden hill square, w8 7 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø dining room ø family room ø kitchen ø utility room ø roof terrace ø patio garden ø available for 12 months only ø 317 sq m (3,412 sq ft) ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=F


Savills Kensington Agnieszka Lederer

020 7535 3333

£2,995 per week Unfurnished

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1 A FAMILY HOUSE A SHORT STROLL FROM CADOGAN SQUARE moore street, sw3 4 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø 5 reception rooms ø kitchen ø guest cloakroom ø garden ø 252 sq m (2,718 sq ft) ø administration charges apply ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=E

Savills Sloane Street Guy Bradshaw

020 7578 5101 £3,300 per week Furnished

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Thurloe Square, South Kensington SW7 Six bedroom house in South Kensington

An immaculate freehold house with benefit of a passenger lift in this highly sought after garden square. Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, drawing room, family room, dining room, kitchen, wine storage, conservatory, staff kitchen and utility area, laundry room, 3 terraces, patio, access to communal gardens, air conditioning to top floor bedrooms. EPC rating D. Approximately 466 sq m (5,020 sq ft) 020 3641 5929

Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ11,950,000 (SLA090060)

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Phene Street , Chelsea SW3 Four bedroom freehold house

The property enjoys open views over gardens to the rear and has been refurbished to a very high standard by the current owners over the last few years. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. EPC rating E. Approximately 222 sq m (2,389 sq ft) 020 3641 5929

Guide price: ÂŁ5,750,000 (SLA130241)

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The Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge SW7 Two bedroom flat with parking

A substantial 2 bed duplex flat presented in excellent decorative order and with a westerly aspect. Master bedroom suite, further bedroom suite, kitchen, dining room, reception room, cloakroom, parking space, resident’s swimming pool and gym facilities. EPC rating B. Approximately 140 sq m (1,516 sq ft) 020 3641 5929

Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ6,250,000 (SLA120427)

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Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1

Two bedroom apartment with roof terrace A stunning newly refurbished two bedroom apartment. The flat has excellent first floor reception space, with a dining room that opens out on to a roof terrace. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, further bedroom, further shower room, reception room, kitchen, dining room, guest cloakroom, balcony, terrace. Grade II Listed. Approximately 143 sq m (1,542 sq ft) 020 3641 5905

Leasehold: approximately 97 years Guide price: ÂŁ5,250,000 (BGV130128)

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Rivermead Court, Fulham SW6 Wonderful River Views

A second floor corner apartment with glorious views of the River Thames. The flat is in good condition, well maintained and situated in this prestigious portered block close to the Hurlingham Club and Putney Bridge. Master bedroom suite, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, reception room, kitchen, study, guest WC, communal gardens, 24 hour porters. EPC rating C. Approximately 160.0 sq m (1,722 sq ft) 020 7751 2400

Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,900,000 (FLH130220)

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King’s Road, Chelsea SW10 Four bedroom house with private parking

A wonderful four double bedroom house with private parking in Chelsea’s Ten Acre Estate. Master bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, reception room, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, utility room, cloakroom, terrace, garden, garage. EPC rating F. Approximately 215 sq m (2,315 sq ft) 020 3641 5902

Freehold Guide price: £3,250,000 (CHL090063)

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Parkside, Knightsbridge SW1X Immaculate three bedroom penthouse

An exquisite penthouse apartment situated on the 8th floor of a 24 hour portered building in the heart of Knightsbridge with extensive views over Hyde Park. Master bedroom suite, two further bedroom suites, double reception room, kitchen breakfast room, air conditioning, porter. EPC rating D Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ9,750,000 020 3641 5929 Joint agent: Chesterton Humberts 020 7235 8090


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Harrington Gardens, South Kensington SW7 Spacious ground floor maisonette

This spacious apartment is laid out over the raised ground and lower ground floors. 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, en suite shower room, 2 reception rooms, kitchen breakfast room, cloakroom and utility cupboard. EPC rating D. Approximately 111.5 sq m (1,200 sq ft) 020 3641 6121

Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,595,000 (STK130145)

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STILL GROWING The Hyde Park ofďŹ ce have branched out and moved to 1 Craven Terrace, London W2 3QD bringing their wealth of experience and local knowledge closer to you.

Knight Frank Hyde Park 1 Craven Terrace, London W2 3QD

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The Lancasters, Hyde Park W2 Luxurious London living

A beautiful interior designed apartment. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, comfort cooling, Lutron lighting, lift, 24 hour concierge, 1 secure private parking space, access to gym and swimming pool. Approximately 156 sq m (1,687 sq ft) 020 3544 2487

Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ5,350,000 (HPE130149)

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Holland Park, Holland Park W11 A beautiful three bedroom penthouse apartment

Situated in this elegant detached grade II listed Italianate villa and benefits from a lift and private access to the communal garden. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room/ dining area, eat-in kitchen, study, communal gardens. EPC rating E. Approximately 131 sq m (1,413 sq ft) 020 3551 5154

Share of freehold: approximately 948 year and 9 months Asking price: ÂŁ2,350,000 (KEN070228)

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Beverley Lane, Coombe KT2 A haven of tranquillity A gorgeous family home set in a quiet, private road within the Coombe area. Master bedroom suite, 6 further bedrooms (2 en suite), 2 family bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen/ breakfast room, study, utility, cloakroom, swimming pool, garden, garage, parking. EPC rating C. Approximately 564 sq m (6,075 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ4,800,000 020 8946 0026 (WMB100047)

Roedean Crescent, Roehampton SW15 Quality new build A gorgeous detached house by Nicholas King Homes, backing onto Richmond Park. Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms (3 en suite), family bathroom, large kitchen/dining/ reception room, family room, study, sun room, cloakroom, sauna, shower room, swimming pool, laundry, garage, garden, parking. EPC rating C. Approximately 648 sq m (6,980 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ6,600,000 020 8946 0026 (WMB130158)

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Connaught Street, Hyde Park W2 Beautifully presented A contemporary and stylish apartment arranged over three floors of a Victorian property in the heart of Connaught Village. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, dining room, kitchen, balcony. EPC rating D. Approximately 131 sq m (1,418 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: ÂŁ1,100 per week 020 3463 2661 (CCQ127107)

Upper Wimpole Street, W1 Magnificent family house A beautifully restored Grade II listed family home. 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, gym, cinema room, 2 terraces, 2 storage vaults. Approximately 745 sq m (8,019 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: ÂŁ12,000 per week 020 3463 2663 (MRQ179594)

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Kean Street, Mayfair WC2B Penthouse apartment An impressive split level penthouse apartment to rent on the edge of Covent Garden. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), large open plan reception room and kitchen, multiple balconies. Fully furnished and interior designed throughout. EPC rating C. Approximately 138 sq m (1,485 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: ÂŁ1,550 per week 020 3641 9295 (MAQ150302)

All Saints Road, Notting Hill W11 Contemporary and modern duplex Contemporary apartment spread over the first and second floors of this period conversion. Accommodation comprises master bedroom with an exposed freestanding copper bath, second bedroom with en suite bathroom, reception room and an open plan kitchen. EPC rating B. Approximately 100 sq m (1,075 sq ft) Available unfurnished Guide price: ÂŁ1,250 per week 020 3641 9295 (NHQ144393)

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Pimlico Road, Belgravia SW1

Eaton Square, Belgravia SW1

A rare and charming one bedroom flat to rent in Belgravia. The property benefits from having a good size reception room with separate kitchen. Bedroom with en suite bathroom, reception room, kitchen, guest cloakroom, lift. EPC rating C. Approximate 61 sq m (660 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: £700 per week

Charming one bedroom flat to rent in Belgravia with separate kitchen and reception. Double bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, lift, porter, access to Eaton Square communal gardens and tennis courts. EPC rating C. Approximately 55 sq m (595 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: £695 per week

Belgravia Lettings 020 3641 6002

Belgravia Lettings 020 3641 6002

Eaton Square, Belgravia SW1

Victoria Square, Belgravia SW1

A newly refurbished two bedroom flat to rent in Belgravia with charming terrace. 2 double bedrooms with en suites, reception room, kitchen, guest cloakroom, lift, porter, access to Eaton Square communal gardens and tennis courts. EPC rating E. Approximately 82 sq m (938 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: £1,450 per week

A grand double fronted five bedroom house to rent in Belgravia. 4 double bedrooms all with en suites (1 with dressing lobby), bedroom 5/media room, bathroom, 2 reception rooms, dining room, kitchen, 2 studies, utility room, cloakroom. Approximately 3,175 sq m (296 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: £3,250 per week

Belgravia Lettings 020 3641 6002

Belgravia Lettings 020 3641 6002

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Mallord Street, Chelsea SW3

Beaufort Street, Chelsea SW3

This one bedroom beautiful flat has been meticulously refurbished to an impeccable standard, benefiting from good storage and communal gardens. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen. EPC rating C. Approximately 54 sq m (579 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: £540 per week

Moments from King’s Road, this bright and generous one bedroom flat offers sizeable rooms with neutral décor throughout. Bedroom, en suite bathroom, reception room, kitchen. EPC rating E. Approximately 47 sq m (502 sq ft) Available furnished or unfurnished Guide price: £415 per week

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Chelsea Lettings 020 3641 6023

Damer Terrace, Chelsea SW10

Uverdale Road, Chelsea SW10

This light and bright two bedroom flat is arranged over two floors and has its own private south facing garden. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen and garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 91 sq m (979 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: £575 per week

A bright two bedroom apartment neatly arranged on the ground floor of this lovely period building boasting a private garden. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/reception room, garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 67 sq m (716 sq ft) Available furnished Guide price: £550 per week

Chelsea Lettings 020 3641 6023

Chelsea Lettings 020 3641 6023

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Mount Carmel Chambers, Kensington W8

Holland Park, Kensington W11

A fantastic apartment ideally located just off Kensington Church Street. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, open plan kitchen, ground floor. EPC rating C. Approximately 49 sq m (529 sq ft)

A bright two bedroom apartment, situated on the first floor of a beautiful stucco fronted building on one of Holland Park’s most desirable streets. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen. EPC rating C. Approximately 82 sq m (893 sq ft)

Available furnished Guide price: £550 per week Kensington Lettings 020 3641 7307

Available unfurnished Guide price: £850 per week Kensington Lettings 020 3641 7307

Abingdon Villas, Kensington W8

West Lodge, Kensington W8

A beautiful family house. 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen with a conservatory, master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room, study, utility room, garden. EPC rating D. Approximately 239 sq m (2,572 sq ft)

Immaculatly presented maisonette 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, dining room, kitchen, 24 hour security and concierge service, secure underground parking and 2 fantastic roof terraces. EPC rating B. Approximately 155 sq m (1,671 sq ft)

Available unfurnished

Available unfurnished

Guide price: £3,500 per week

Guide price: £2,600 per week

Kensington Lettings 020 3641 7307

Kensington Lettings 020 3641 7307

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Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge SW3

Sloane Gardens, Knightsbridge SW1W

Immaculate refurbished duplex with direct access onto lovely communal gardens. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), reception room with direct access to communal gardens and kitchen. Available now furnished for a long let. EPC rating C. Approximately 86.5 sq m 930 sq ft

Lovely maisonette with large roof terrace. 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, reception, fitted kitchen, video entry phone. EPC rating D. Approximately 82 sq m ﴾887 sq ft﴿

Available furnished Guide price: £1,295 per week Knightsbridge Lettings 020 7591 8601

Available unfurnished Guide price: £800 per week Knightsbridge Lettings 020 7591 8601

Pelham Crescent, Knightsbridge SW7

Paradise Walk, Chelsea SW3

An immaculate house in one of Knightsbridge’s finest addresses. Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms, drawing room, library, family room, kitchen, study, balcony and garden. EPC rating E. Approximately 314.4 sq m ﴾3,388 sq ft﴿

A charming family home located in the heart of Chelsea. 3 double bedrooms and a study, 3 bathrooms(2 en suite), reception room, eat-in kitchen, patio garden and a parking space. EPC rating D. Approximately 168 sq m (1,808 sq ft)

Available unfurnished

Available unfurnished

Guide price: £6,500 per week

Guide price: £1,650 per week

Knightsbridge Lettings 020 7591 8601

Knightsbridge Lettings 020 7591 8601

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marketview It is a good day to be a builder. We have all heard the mantra ‘improve rather than move’ and this is sound advice, writes property finder Robert Bailey. With stamp duty levels at seven per cent for many homes in prime central London, and the associated cost of moving creeping ever higher, moving house is becoming a very expensive option. With the threat of the mansion tax looming, I expect even more people will aim to improve their homes instead. While improvements may add value to a home, the Government is unlikely to revalue homes regularly. I suspect they will wait until the house is sold before assigning a new valuation. The good news, though, is that the Government is making it easier to extend homes. Under the most recently implemented guidelines, larger extensions to homes including loft conversions and mansard roofs can be added without the need to go through planning. Instead, they will simply be subject to a neighbours’ consultation scheme. Terraced homes can create extensions of up to six metres in depth and four metres in height, while semidetached properties can create extensions of up to eight metres in depth but of the same height. The only issue is that the property can only be extended if it has not already been improved and I cannot think of too many properties in prime central London to which that would be applicable. Even so, if such generous proportions are allowed without planning permission, it would follow that larger extensions would be allowed with it. This new legislation could not be more timely as the home improvement du jour, the basement conversion, is falling out of favour. Kensington & Chelsea are cracking down on these extensions by limiting them to a single story plus 50 per cent of the garden. Just recently, the writer Rachel Johnson and her neighbours persuaded planners to disallow a huge basement conversion in Notting Hill and similar plans have been turned down elsewhere in the royal borough. The end of the fad is not a bad thing, though, as the extensions were becoming ridiculous. (Swimming pools with high dives? Really?) And homeowners often erroneously felt that they added more value to the home than they did. While many in the press are warning against a property bubble, I simply do not see one in central London. Existing taxes and the threat of more have dampened people’s enthusiasm for trading up the property ladder. Instead, the only ladders we are likely to see in the near future will belong to the local building firm.

New development G&T London is breathing new life into two Grade II listed Georgian townhouses on one of Islington’s most desirable garden squares. The luxury London developer is restoring 58 and 59 Myddelton Square to their former glory, to create ‘two of Islington’s most opulent and exclusive residential properties’. Originally built in 1836, Nos 58 and 59 occupy a prime position on the north-west corner overlooking St Mark’s Church. They were among the last properties to be built on this historic square named after engineer Hugh Myddelton, who built the New River that brought fresh drinking water to London in the 17th Century.  Most recently used as a single office building, the two houses had fallen into disrepair after being converted from flats in the 1930s. Now G&T London has appointed Coffey architects to help return the properties to their original use and redesign them into two stylish homes with 21st Century specifications. 

G&T London partner Gal Adir said: “58 and 59 Myddelton Square will raise the bar for opulent, luxury living in Islington. These listed Georgian gems have been magnificently restored to their former glory by our dedicated team to create two of the most sought-after addresses in the capital. We expect to see a huge level of interest.” Refurbishment specialists including carpenters, decorators and ironmongers have turned the properties into luxury homes combining the best in contemporary style with Georgian period features. Original sash windows, ornate fireplaces, intricate cornicing, decorative cast iron railings and historic chimneypieces have all been meticulously restored.  Light-filled basements have been created by adding modern glass structures to the rear of each property behind the Grade II listed facades. The properties fuse history with modern specification including German kitchens with Siemens appliances, Daikin hot and cold air

London Voice

Special report by Adam Carey of independent estate agency Kaye & Carey

Having been raised in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, living all my childhood in what is now known as Brompton Cross and attending Marlborough Primary School on Sloane Avenue in the mid 1960s, I feel in a reflective mood as to how Chelsea/ Knightsbridge has changed over the years. While most people are perhaps understandably fixated on how prices have risen, especially in the last few years, I find the change in the character of the area more interesting. There is not much, if any, of the bohemian Swinging Sixties in Chelsea still in evidence. The Punks came

and went in the late 1970s, and the retail and restaurant experience has changed dramatically Opposite where I used to live on the Brompton Road, just where it joins the Fulham Road, retail guru Mary Portas would have been purring with delight. There was a wonderful parade of shops consisting of Simpsons grocers, a florist called the Flower House, an independent record shop, an off-licence, an estate agent (where I later worked), and around the corner in Draycott Avenue, Dewhurst butchers with a Mac Fisheries opposite. There was also a fruit and vegetable barrow stall run by the Lay family. All the

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conditioning, Savant multi-room sound and video, as well as Lutron mood lighting. Just 350 yards from Angel tube station, both properties offer impressive space. At 5199 sq ft, No 58 is the largest property on the square, and No 59 has 4004 sq ft. Both have private rear gardens and two secure garages. 

58 Myddelton Square, Islington EC1, £5.7m; 59 Myddelton Square, Islington EC1, £4.25m; Knight Frank 020 3551 5089, Savills 0207 226 1313. (Interiors show a recent G&T development at Cleveland Terrace, Bayswater)

shops are now occupied by high-end boutiques – including Chanel and Joseph among their number – or restaurants. The only shop that has remained is perhaps not unsurprisingly the estate agents office. These changes have been driven by the new type of resident moving into the area. Having once been the preserve of the well-heeled British family, both from the professional classes and the aristocracy, together with more than one or two of their errant offspring, the area is now called home by a whole host of buyers from around the globe. They recognise what a fantastic city London is to live in, both commercially and socially, and nowhere in my view is this better illustrated than in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Overall I love the vibrancy that these groups have brought to the area, but with all the positives there have to be one or two negatives. I think it is a shame that

many of the wonderful buildings, both houses and flats, spend so much time unoccupied. These are often bought as second or even third homes. In addition, for many the new buzz words when buying in London are yield and return. With so many investors entering the market, property is now treated in much the same way as any other commodity. But as time moves on, there is no point in looking wistfully over one’s shoulder at the past and the days of the wet fish shop across the road, or the Dowager Duchess downsizing from the family home in Egerton Crescent. Markets change continually and we have to adapt and embrace these changes. I, for one, cannot conceive of a better place to live. I just wish I could afford to.

How do you determine the true value of a home? Agents assess value by working out how much comparable places have recently sold for, comments Alex Peto from Aylesford International. “However, true value is what someone’s prepared to pay. If there have been 50 viewings and no offers, the property’s overpriced. And if someone’s desperate to live on that street, they may pay more than historical evidence shows it’s worth,” says Peto. Tim des Forges at W.A. Ellis says in a strong market, buyers have concerns they’re buying at topend prices. So they look for unmodernised property as they perceive there’s value to be gained. “To the inexperienced, once costs of refurbishment and time, hassle and risk factors are taken into account, they’ll be in for the same as buying a newly refurbished property.” But there can be uncertainty for a vendor achieving ‘true value’ if the property is sold off-market, cautions des Forges. “The risk here, with the lack of exposure the internet commands, is that the vendor might miss out on a buyer in Malaysia who’s always wanted that property, but won’t be aware of it due to the low exposure.” In terms of cold finance, location is the number one factor – not only to influence value but also to maintain it. “Proximity of good schools, transport links, shopping and restaurants all contribute to the true value of property,” comments Penny Court at Beauchamp Estates.  Freehold houses offer a solid investment as the property is owned outright, she adds, but on the other hand, a fully portered block may well represent true value to a busy purchaser who wishes to delegate the management of the property. Value isn’t in surface extras, says Jo Eccles from Sourcing Property. “Keep that extra 10 grand you were going to spend on naff brown carpet in your pocket. It’s really annoying having to rip out something average that still cost money. Either sell a spanking brand new place, or leave it alone.” She adds that buyers will see the potential in a home that needs some work. “Most of the sealed bids I come across are for an immaculate property or a wreck. Buyers will bid against one another for something where they can add their own value.” For investors, Anita Mehra of Benham & Reeves advises looking at historical values of sale prices and rents in the area. “Ask letting agents local to the property what rent they’re likely to achieve for you; not the agents selling you the property.”

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Rate dilemma

Doors are open to first-time buyers The number of first-time buyers making the move in London rose to its highest since the end of 2007, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Youngsters accounted for 11,200 loans for house purchase in the capital and they make up a larger proportion of house purchase loans compared with the UK overall. In the second quarter, 56 per cent of house purchase loans were to first-time buyers in London compared with 46 per cent in the UK overall. David Newnes, director of LSL Property Services, owners of Your Move and Reeds Rains, said: “The catalyst behind all this has been a swift upturn in the availability of mortgages. Government schemes have emboldened lenders, and given their balance sheets plenty of extra muscle. They are much more willing to extend an olive branch to high LTV buyers, which has opened the door to scores of first-time buyers who previously had it slammed in their face by the force of weak wage growth, high inflation and high deposit requirements. “It’s vital that lenders continue to ease lending criteria to encourage more first timers in the capital to buy as, ultimately, these are the people who make it possible for the property chain to stay fluid.”

To switch or not to switch, that is the fixed question, says Duncan Farmer The question every homeowner and house buyer wants an answer to is: when will interest rates rise again? The short answer is: not for a while, and nobody had predicted five years ago that the rates would have been at their present low level for so long. Recent remarks by the Bank of England’s new governor, Mark Carney, that his Monetary Policy Committee would peg rates to the level of unemployment signalled to many that they would stay low for another three years. Although he has also said that the Bank could introduce other measures to restrict credit and prevent another housing bubble. However, the money markets now suggest that they will rise earlier than that, and the swap rates – the level at which banks borrow from each other – are now pointing towards a rise as early as May 2015. That would suggest that homeowners and new buyers should get hold of the lowest fixed-rate loans that they can while stocks last. There are some great deals out there, as our best buy tables show. Norwich & Peterborough building society tops the charts with 1.99 per cent fixed for two


Remortgaging surged in July at its fastest rate since 2008, according to latest figures. Existing borrowers took out new loans totalling £4.2 billion in July, which is up 12.7 per cent on June. Remortgaging accounted for more than a quarter of total lending, which was £16.6 billion. According to statistics, people remortgaging not only switched to a better rate but also increased their loan by an average of £20,425, although that figure is lower than in June when the extra amount borrowed was almost 10 per cent higher at £22,615.

years and 2.59 per cent fixed for five years, and their competitors are not far behind. So is now the time to switch? Not necessarily. Existing borrowers in this climate of low rates have had little excuse for not making regular payments off their loan, and those that have will have seen not only the term of their mortgage and their total interest bill fall, but will have also built up more equity in their own home. This is important. As lenders have tightened their criteria in the post credit-crunch era, borrowers looking for a lower loan-to-value are given more favourable treatment and cheaper rates. As the best buy charts show, Norwich & Peterborough’s loans are for applicants with at least 35 per cent equity in their homes. Anyone who needs to borrow more must pay a higher rate. If you already have enough equity in your home to qualify the lowest deal, then now may well be the time to switch. If not, start overpaying enough to get yourself into a lower loan-to-value band. It might be a struggle to start but the long-term benefits will be worth it. In any event, whether you are looking to switch or not, overpaying will help soften the blow when rates do rise – whenever that may be – or if the Bank of England’s new governor decides to tighten mortgage lending further.

Current Best Buy Mortgages

Fixed Rates – 2 years

Source: SPF Private Clients Max Adv

Higher Lending Charge

Early Repayment Charge (ERC)

4.99% 4.6% APR 65%


2/1% for 2 years. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free



Free valuation. On purchases £200 cashback. On remortgages free legal fees

2.09% 30/09/15 5.99% 5.4% APR 75%


2/1% to 30/09/15. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free



Flexible. Also available at 1.99% with a £975 fee (better value above £250k)


5.64% 5.3% APR 80%





Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees.

Market Harborough 2.75% 31/01/16 5.49% 5.2% APR 85%


3% to 31/01/16. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free



Valuation fee refund. On remortgages free legal fees.


3/2% for 2 years. Unlimited ERC free part repayments allowed.



On remortgages free legal fees. Must open First Direct current account


3% to 30/09/15. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free



Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees or £300 cashback


Current Rate


Norwich & Peterborough


2 years

Accord Hinckley & Rugby

2 years

2 years

Go To Rate

First Direct



5.99% 30/09/15 5.99%

Overall Cost For Comparison Is

3.69% 3.9% APR 90% 6.1%APR


Lender Lender Fee Exit Fee


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Patrick pontificates House price bubble may undermine Help to Buy Is the Government’s Help to Buy scheme likely to cause another house price bubble? Mortgage lenders certainly think so, and according to the Institute of Mortgage Lending Intermediaries, almost two thirds of intermediary lenders and brokers single out a bubble as the most likely factor that may undermine the Government scheme. Research shows lenders already anticipate a 2.7 per cent increase in the average house price by the end of the year, pushing it to £166,418 according to the Land Registry measure. The prediction is based on the market’s performance in the first half of 2013 and the initial impact of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme. If this same growth rate continues for the duration of Help to Buy, the average house price will reach £180,265 by the end of 2016 – an overall rise of 11 per cent in four years. This would bring house prices close to their last peak of £181,975, recorded in November 2007. There are concerns that the rate of increase could be even greater with the upcoming Help to Buy mortgage guarantee offer still to launch in January 2014.

Patrick Bullick, managing director of Stanley Chelsea and chairman of NAEA London Region, holds forth families tend to be farther flung from each other than they used to be. This makes it difficult for granny to move in with the generation below, or vice versa. We should focus on providing suitable housing for the elderly, allowing them to sell their oversized homes. This will free up these bigger homes for families to move into, in turn releasing the smaller properties for those fighting to get onto (and up) the housing ladder. This is a far more natural and sustainable approach than current Government housing policies, all of which seem to be obsessed with giving first-time buyers an artificial boost – just the types of policies that might well produce price inflation leading to a housing bubble. To be avoided. So the challenge is to find practical ways to encourage the supply of homes suitable for the elderly. Local authorities and home building firms should be given tax breaks and other incentives to build for the older person. Apart from lack of supply, the second big reason people felt unable to move from their current property is the cost of the transaction. This brings me to one of my old bugbears: stamp duty, the root of all evil in the property market. As a minimum, any retired person downsizing should be entirely exempted from the tax. My mother-in-law has already downsized and is very happy with her flat. She has just arrived for Sunday lunch (my wife picked her up in the car this time). “Look dear, my casts are off and I have brought you back your document shredder. Isn’t it a splendid machine?”

Running over my wife’s mother’s feet the day before we were all supposed to be going on a family holiday together has put issues of the older generation at the forefront of my mind this summer. It was a particularly grim experience for all concerned but fortunately ‘Grannette’ is an irrepressible, optimistic creature who finds positives in everything: “Don’t worry dear. I have been meaning to shred all those old documents, and now I can.” So when Demos, a left-leaning but nevertheless sometimes wise policy think-tank – came out with a report entitled Top of the Ladder, it caught my eye. Sadly, and this is typical of the press, the report was only thinly covered by the media. So a very important topic is usurped by mythical housing booms and daft suggestions that the Bank of England should ‘manage’ house price inflation to no more than 5 per cent per annum. Why the RICS think the BoE has a chance of this sort of micro-management, I cannot imagine. It cannot even hit its primary objective to manage inflation.  Anyway, the core point of the Demos report is that there are around 3.5 million older people who could/should downsize their properties to ones that are easier to manage, and more suited to their needs, as they grow older. Seemingly, there is even an appetite on the part of retired people to downsize, but they are hampered mainly by a lack of supply of suitable properties. The demographics of the country have changed and not only have we many more older people, but also

Fixed Rates – 5 years/Tracker Max Adv

Higher Lending Charge

Early Repayment Charge (ERC)

Lender Fee

Lender Exit Fee


4.99% 4.6% APR 65%


4/4/3/2/1% for 5 years. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free



Free valuation. On purchases £200 cashback. On remortgages free legal fees


3.19% 30/09/18 5.99% 5.0% APR 75%


4/4/3/2/1% to 30/09/18. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free



Free valuation. On purchases £250 cashback. On remortgages free legal fees

Hinckley & Rugby


Current Rate


Norwich & Peterborough


5 years

Go To Rate

Overall Cost For Comparison Is

3.45% 31/10/18 5.64% 5.0% APR 80%





Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees.



5 years

5.44% 4.9% APR 85%


5% for 5 years. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free



On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees.

First Direct


5 years

3.69% 4.1% APR 90%


3/2/2/2/2% in 5 years. Unlimited ERC free part repayments allowed.



On remortgages free legal fees. Must open First Direct current account


5.39% 31/08/18 4.99% 5.3% APR 95%


5/5/4/3/2% to 31/08/18. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free








2.69% (Bank Rate +2.19%)



2.8% APR 75%

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Lond n eye Keeping you informed on latest property news and views

Marylebone celebrates super prime status

Two working as one Savills has opened a new office in Marylebone with sales headed by Claire Reynolds and lettings by Isabel Lacey. The office on Devonshire Street will act alongside the Mayfair office and will be overseen by Charles Lloyd, pictured.   “We already have a great track record in Marylebone, having achieved some recordbreaking prices for our clients and are lucky to be starting off with a number of great instructions on our books,” said Charles. “We are expecting a busy few months ahead and from this new location we are looking forward to providing a continued superior service to our clients. The two offices will be working closely together as one team and offering unrivalled coverage of the market for all our clients in every price bracket,” he said. “We also hope to increase footfall from buyers and tenants as the new Savills site is located just moments from Marylebone High Street.” Claire has eight years of experience in sales, and Isabel has worked in prime central London lettings for the past six years.

Knight Frank offices are staging a Day of Giving on 10 October, when teams in London and around the country will be taking part in numerous fundraising activities for a group of worthy causes. Celebrating their first anniversary on Baker Street together with 100 years of business in W1, the Marylebone office team will be paddling Moo Canoes – canoes painted as cows – 100 kilometres around Regent’s Canal. That’s one kilometre for every year in W1. “Knight Frank’s charitable Day of Giving is the perfect opportunity for us to mark both occasions in a big way,” said office head Christian Lock-Necrews, pictured. “Having worked in the area for almost a decade now, I have seen how much the area has continued to grow and it remains a very exciting place to work. The market this year has particularly flourished, with sales prices up 6.4 per cent on the previous year. “Marylebone is now a fully established super prime residential address and we have seen an increase in buyers who may have previously lived (or have been looking) in other parts of town such as Belgravia, Knightsbridge or Mayfair.” Knight Frank Chelsea & South Kensington are joining in the fundraising by peddling for charity on a sponsored cycle ride for LandAid, Kids Company, Mary’s Meals, the MPS Society, and Barnardo’s.

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Watch this space A parking space in Hyde Park Gardens has gone on sale for £300,000 – £50 more than a studio flat half a mile away that sold recently for £299,950. Kay & Co’s Hyde Park office was instructed on the parking space with a 91-year lease. “Parking in this part of prime central London is always scarce,” said Matthew Abernethy, associate director at Kay & Co, who added that last year the company sold two parking spaces for £250,000 each. “The fact that people will pay more than the price of a small flat for the privilege of their own parking space is indicative of the desirability of having parking in Westminster. We anticipate that the space will attract interest from local residents eager to secure parking close by.”

Swimming for St Christopher’s A team of Faron Sutaria agents made a huge splash in raising more than £1500 for charity at the Great London Swim. Aqua Agents Ian Brownridge, Polly Ogden, Tanya Hasking, Dylan James, Sally Livemore and Nick King swam a mile in open water in Millwall Docks in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham. The six all completed the course, with Nick King achieving a sub30-minute mile.  Now in its fourth year, the event is the biggest outdoor swimming event in the

South of England and is organised to promote open water swimming.   Polly Ogden, manager of Faron Sutaria Fulham, said:  “St Christopher’s Hospice provides the most amazing support to those in the hospice as well as their families.  Through personal experience, and many friends who have been offered support by the nurses at the hospice, I couldn’t think of a charity more worthwhile. The swim was certainly tougher than we all imagined but a great achievement for us all.”

Writer and historian James Stourton, former chairman of Sotheby’s, will be talking about great houses of London at St Peter’s Church on Belgravia’s Eaton Square this month. He will discuss some of the capital’s lesser-known architectural gems, offering a glimpse inside extraordinary houses that are mostly inaccessible to the general public. These include Apsley House, former home of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner; 10 Downing Street; Lambeth Palace; and the contemporary home of Richard and Ruth Rogers. 

 Stourton’s latest book, Great Houses of London, follows the success of his Great Smaller Museums of Europe; Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945; and The British as Art Collectors: From the Tudors to the Present. He is currently writing an authorized biography of Kenneth Clark, former director of the National Gallery in London. His talk in Belgravia on 22 October, sponsored by estate agency John D Wood & Co, is the third in a series organised by the new Pimlico Society, whose co-founders are Peter York and Clive Aslet. The evening will be chaired by Peter York – broadcaster, journalist and co-author of the Sloane Ranger Handbook – and all proceeds will go to St Peter’s Church Fund.  Tickets £10 via Juliette Jackson (email juliette@ or John D Wood Belgravia 020 7824 7900


Demand for London property is 30 per cent up on last year while housing stock has dropped by 33 per cent, according to latest figures from Douglas & Gordon. “The majority of activity is clearly taking place in the £350,000 to £750,000 and £1m to £2m levels, implying ongoing SDLT/Mansion Tax concerns and a desire to invest in buy-to-let property,” said D&G director Ed Mead. “The second phase of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme is launching in January and will affect all our areas given the threshold is £600,000. This price range is already busy and areas like East Putney, Clapham and Battersea could, unusually, be feeling the benefit of HMG-sponsored buyers,” he said. “Press talk of a boom may be wide of the mark, but another year of modest above-inflation gains look assured.”

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A car is born As part of Aston Martin’s year of global centenary celebrations, 150 of the rarest and most famous models roared into Kensington Gardens in July to document this legendary marque’s remarkable story. The company was founded by two friends, engineer Robert Bamford and sporting motorist Lionel Martin, who added Aston to Martin after successful runs at the Aston Clinton hill climb in Buckinghamshire. Martin’s wife approved as she felt the name would appear high up on alphabetical lists of carmakers. Aston Martin’s 100 years began on 15 January 1913, under the original name of Bamford & Martin Ltd, at Henniker Mews in Chelsea. It was here that the company’s year of centenary celebrations was launched on 15 January 2013, with the new special edition Aston Martin Vanquish standing side by side with A3, the oldest Aston Martin in existence. CEO Dr Ulrich Bez said: “I am proud to be celebrating 100 years of heritage and the best of British craftsmanship.” Unveiling a green plaque, Roger Carey, chairman of Aston Martin Heritage Trust, said: “This is where

the workshops were first located and the Aston Martin Heritage Trust felt it was important to record the centenary by creating and displaying a plaque commemorating the start of such an iconic car business.” Aston Martin’s historic birthplace is now for sale in the shape of a 700 sq ft three-bedroom mews house. Its interior designed by Mark Howarth has an impressive reception room, large kitchen breakfast room, and plenty of natural light. We’re not sure if the integral garage is big enough for the new Vanquish, but there’s always the off-street parking outside. By Bob Stonebridge Henniker Mews, Chelsea SW3, guide price £2.5m, Farrar 020 7244 4466

“It’s great to be back at the place where it all started” Aston Martin chairman David Richards at Henniker Mews, 15 January 2013

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Berkeley Square’s only penthouse From Rod Stewart to Frank Sinatra, and from Nat King Cole to Dame Vera Lynn, they’ve all crooned the romantic 1939 tune A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square. Check out the YouTube clips. These days you may struggle to hear the nightingale, or see angels dining at The Ritz, but there is certainly magic in the air at No 48, where a spectacular penthouse is for sale in the square’s only remaining residential apartment building. This 2310 sq ft duplex penthouse on the portered building’s seventh and eighth floors has a private roof terrace leading off the drawing room and spanning the entire width of the building. The 40ft wide decked terrace has direct views across the square plus a large awning to shade you from the sun. All three three double bedroom suites are on the top floor, with the master bedroom suite looking out towards any singing nightingales. The seventh floor contains a central entrance hall with double doors to the reception space and terrace on one side, and more double doors to the dining room and separate kitchen on the other. Berkeley Square is named after Lord Berkeley of Stratton, a Royalist commander, and was originally laid out in the mid-18th century by architect William Kent on a water meadow in a bend of the Tyburn stream. No 44 Berkeley Square houses the Clermont Club, described as one of the country’s finest gaming establishments, and formerly the favourite haunt of Lord ‘Lucky’ Lucan. He was expected here the night he disappeared. Annabel’s nightclub, named after the wife of founder Mark Birley, is in the basement of No 44. Frank Sinatra was one of the club’s first members, and probably even sang about that nightingale here. By Bob Stonebridge The Penthouse, 48 Berkeley Square, Mayfair W1, £8.5m, Savills 020 7578 5100, Wetherell 020 7529 5566

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire the only penthouse apartment in Berkeley Square” Charles Lloyd, Savills Mayfair

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All the main rooms lead to a south-facing terrace at a 690 sq ft two-bedroom apartment on the sixth floor of a portered block in Mayfair’s Curzon Street. Hyde Park and the boutiques and galleries of Shepherd Market are nearby. Curzon Street, Mayfair W1, £1.5m, Mercer Pasqua 020 7665 6633

Living wide and low in quiet Old Chelsea Old Chelsea Mews is a quiet, private and exclusive gated development off Danvers Street in Old Chelsea, not far from the Thames and the King’s Road. A wide and low-built freehold house currently for sale at this secure address has three floors of living space that includes an elegant first floor drawing room, and an open plan kitchen and dining room on the ground floor leading to a patio garden.

The ground floor also has a family room or study, and the house offers three bedroom suites on the first and second floors. Total inside living space is 2125 sq ft and there are two designated parking spaces outside. Old Chelsea Mews, Danvers Street, Chelsea SW3, guide price £4.5m, Knight Frank 020 7349 4300, Druce 020 7581 3771

Bedroom balcony has mews views The master bedroom on the top floor of a house in Marylebone has folding doors to a decked balcony looking out at peaceful Huntsworth Mews. Total inside living space at this freehold mews property near Regent’s Park is almost 1500 sq ft on four floors including lower ground floor reception, ground floor open plan kitchen and breakfast room, and two to three bedrooms. It’s the largest house in the mews and the nearest tube stations are Baker Street and Marylebone. Huntsworth Mews, Marylebone NW1, offers above £1.8m, KFH Marylebone 020 7486 5551

Space and aircon at Lancaster Gate The entrance hall opens into a huge south-facing reception and dining room that offers plenty of entertaining space, a feature fireplace, and solid wood flooring and doors. This air-conditioned apartment on the lower ground floor of a Grade II listed stucco-fronted building in Lancaster Gate also has a kitchen with integrated appliances; a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, en suite bathroom and separate shower; and a second double bedroom and shower room. Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park W2, £1,995,000, Knight Frank 020 7871 5060

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Stairs to the great walls of London Fascinating wall paintings at a second and third floor maisonette near Belgrave Square show bird’s eye views of London as it appeared around the time the house was built. Dated 1951, the paintings by Philip Connard depict London in 1820 when the property in Chester Street was being constructed. They were probably commissioned by Julie Phillips Thompson, who took up the lease from 1951, for the Festival of Britain. The gouache-and-oil artwork – on paper fixed to the plaster – lines the stair hall at the rear of the building from the ground to the first floors. The lower flight shows the City of London from the Tower to St Paul’s, as seen from the southern end of Borough High Street. The upper flight is a view of a northern suburb, possibly Highgate Village, and the rolling hills of nearby heathland. Together with the wall paintings, the property currently for sale on the northern side of Chester Street offers more than 1200 sq ft of living space and the opportunity to add an extra floor. With a first floor entrance, the property has a reception room, kitchen and dining room and utility room on the second floor. The third floor contains two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite) and a third bedroom or study.

The property offers access to Belgrave Square Gardens and has literary as well as artistic connections. It is the birthplace of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), poet and critic, whose Poems and Ballads published in 1866 first launched him to fame. Chester Street, Belgravia SW1, £1.8m, Best Gapp 020 7730 9253

“This charming maisonette has spacious accommodation and is situated on the north side of this popular residential street, close to Belgrave Square Gardens” Alistair Boscawen, Best Gapp

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ROLAND GARDENS, SW7 A beautifully refurbished penthouse apartment on the third and fourth floors of this period building.





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REDCLIFFE GARDENS, SW10 A beautifully presented top floor two bedroom flat in an imposing and well maintained period building.


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A well-proportioned three/four bedroom flat, situated on the edge of this prestigious garden square.

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Oare, Wiltshire PLACE, £2,750,000 FreehOld WESTMORELAND SW1V £3,100,000 FREEHOLD Ansensational, extraordinary andfronted individual modern country in Grid’ a stunning location. Builtfittings, originally in 1962 for the artist Johnedge Merton, Pound Househas is broadly A double home situated in the house ‘Pimlico combining luxurious period character and cutting design. The house many merits Palladian style and‘sun is aroom’ wide, occupying single storey withfloor large windows over looking the It wasis extended 1978 include a garden room and a such as theinfantastic thebuilding entire third whilst modern living and entertaining presented in over the to lower ground floor. The property large studio complex including workshop and darkand room . The property has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has boasts well over 3000 square feeta of accommodation would suit anyonecurrently looking for a stylish home. good storage space.

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Oare, Wiltshire ÂŁ2,750,000 FreehOld WARWICK WAY, SW1V ÂŁ2,495,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary individual modern country house a stunning location.four Builtbedrooms originallyover in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly A substantial and and immaculate period home arranged overinfive floors, comprising the upper floors and a further 3 en-suite bedrooms over the Palladian in style a wide, single storey building to with windows overbylooking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include garden room and a lower ground floor.and Theis property has been refurbished an large exacting standard the current owner with stripped and white washed flooringa throughout, a fantastic large studio complex a workshop andfloor darkwith room . The property currently has verydecked high ceilings bricktoparapets open plan master suiteincluding occupying the entire top walk in wardrobe and an excellent garden and is found the rear. surrounding the roof which has good storage space.

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CHESTER STREET, SW1 A charming second and third floor (entered on the first) maisonette which has spacious, light and bright accommodation of 111.6 sq m (1,201 sqft), situated on the north side of this popular Belgravia residential street close to Belgrave Square Gardens. There is subject to the necessary consents the opportunity of adding an additional floor.

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FENTIMAN ROAD, KENNINGTON SW8 A fine four to five bedroom period house situated on the most favoured south easterly portion of this ever more popular tree-lined road. The beautifully presented and light property is one of the largest houses in this part of the street. It provides flexible family accommodation with high ceilings and sizeable rooms which are ideal for entertaining. In addition, there is the benefit of off-street parking and a beautiful 56’ south west facing garden, which catches any available sunlight throughout the majority of the day. Fentiman Road is located just south of Vauxhall Bridge and offers convenient access to Chelsea, Kensington, The City and West End. ENTRANCE HALL : DOUBLE DRAWING ROOM : DINING ROOM : STUDY : SITTING ROOM/BEDROOM 5 : KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM : CLOAKROOM : 4/5 BEDROOMS : 2 BATHROOMS (1 en suite) : UTILITY ROOM (previously an en suite Shower Room) : ROOF TERRACE : 56’ SOUTH WEST FACING GARDEN : OFF-STREET PARKING : CURRENT EPC RATING - D

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Three ways outdoors A four-bedroom Victorian house in Hillgate Village, Kensington, has two outdoor decked areas that you can reach from three levels. Less than five minutes from Notting Hill Gate station, the terraced property in Hillgate Street is within the catchment area for the popular Fox Primary School on Kensington Place. On the lower ground floor, the kitchen and dining room leads to a west-facing decked patio garden. On the ground floor, a double reception room has high ceilings and a glazed door with steps down to the patio. The main bedroom suite and roof terrace are on the top floor, and there are three more bedrooms on the first floor. Kensington Gardens and Holland Park are easy walking distance. Hillgate Street, Kensington W8, £2,999,950, Winkworth Kensington 020 7727 1500

End-of-terrace in West Ken Southcombe Street in West Kensington, a quiet location near Marcus Garvey Park, has an end-of-terrace three-bedroom house currently on the market. The freehold property has more than 1600 sq ft of space on four floors including a large kitchen diner with French windows out into the 38ft rear garden. A double reception occupies most of the raised ground floor. Nearest transport is at Kensington and Barons Court tube stations, and it’s an easy walk to the shops of Kensington High Street.


Southcombe Street, West Kensington W14, £1,295,000, KFH Brook Green 020 3542 2020

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Art space of royal portrait painter Society portrait painter Carlos Luis Sancha (19202001), born in London to a Spanish father and English mother, lived and worked at his Melbury Road apartment for around 40 years. Among his subjects were members of the royal family including the Queen’s cousin Lord Luis Mountbatten, painted by Sancha five times, each time in a different uniform. He also painted many peers and statesmen in suitably formal poses. Sancha’s former apartment, now for sale, covers the first and second floors and loft space of a historic Grade II* listed property. Designed by architect Richard Norman Shaw, it was built in 1875 for English artist Marcus Stone, who lived here with his wife Laura. Stone was one of the first to commission a studio house in this legendary Holland Park artists’ quarter. In the Survey of London, the property is described as displaying ‘quiet and homely character, reflecting the spirit of an old English home’. The Blue Plaque building was converted from a single house into flats in 1950. The current owner bought the Sancha apartment in 2002 and has refurbished it extensively to provide 3900 sq ft of modernised living space. This four-bedroom apartment has its own 53ft garden as well as terrace views of the neighbouring garden of Leighton House Museum, former home and studio of Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. The entrance hall has a grand staircase and a wall of sash windows facing south towards the Leighton House garden. The impressive drawing room has tall windows and a ceiling design incorporating doubleheight volume. By Bob Stonebridge Melbury Road, Holland Park W14, guide price £7.25m, Savills 020 7535 3300, Russell Simpson 020 7225 0277

“Built of red brick, with cut-andmoulded dressings characteristic of Norman Shaw’s work, the house originally consisted of two tall storeys over a basement” Johnny Fuller, Savills Kensington

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TWO TO ONE Once two flats, a fourbed apartment in Fulham is set on the fifth and sixth floors of Milton Court in Carrara Wharf, a small gated development near Putney Bridge. The main rooms and balcony serve superb river views, particularly impressive at night with the lights on Putney Wharf. Inside living space totals almost 2650 sq ft and you could convert the loft space to create an extra 600 sq ft, if you need it. On the fifth floor is an excellent 42ft reception and dining room leading out onto the balcony. The property also has a second sitting room, two kitchens, five bathrooms (two en suite) and two parking spaces. Milton Court, Carrara Wharf, Fulham SW6, £2.4m, Winkworth 020 7731 3388

Lateral designs on high status living An interior designed lateral apartment is set on the first floor of a high-prestige period mansion block at Kensington Court. This refurbished two-bedroom home features a contemporary fitted kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and space for dining. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and the second bedroom a walk-in

wardrobe and en suite bathroom. South of Kensington Gardens, the property is served by the block’s resident caretaker. Kensington Court, Kensington W8, guide price £2.95m, Marsh & Parsons 020 7368 4450

Dining and floating A suspended dining room floats above the kitchen at a recently refurbished modern mews-style house in Addison Place, Holland Park. With an integral garage and rear patio, the 1680 sq ft three-bedroom house is set in a secluded part-cobbled location just off exclusive tree-lined Addison Avenue in the Norland Conservation Area. The main bedroom has a dressing area and en suite shower room, and there’s also a family bathroom, second shower room and cloakroom. The open spaces of Holland Park are just a short walk away, and the facilities of Holland Park and Westfield London are also handy. Addison Place, Holland Park W11, £2.95m, John Wilcox & Co 020 7602 2352

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Go thermal in Clapham Geothermal heating will keep you warm this winter at a contemporary seven-bedroom detached house with high-tech home comforts close to Clapham Common. One of its most impressive living spaces is a superb kitchen and dining room with a rear glass wall containing tall sliding doors out into the 119ft garden. Integrated Miele appliances blend with an island breakfast bar, and the dining area has garden views. This architect-designed, double-fronted house in Macaulay Road offers more than 5500 sq ft of space with attractions such as high ceilings, wide oak flooring, and wiring for Sonos sound throughout. On the lower ground floor is a playroom with bi-fold doors leading the way to steps up and into the garden. The playroom could serve as a bedroom, and also on this level are a shower room, utility room, storeroom, and geothermal plant room. The master bedroom on the second floor takes over the whole back of the house and contains a dressing room, luxury bathroom and garden views. The top floor features a large loft room that could be used as a playroom, study, or extras storage space. Barbecue your burgers and hot dogs on the decking beneath a tall pine tree in the garden, opposite a paved patio area behind raised flower beds. At the end of the large lawn there’s a wood-chipped play area for the children, and the garden also has a useful side entrance for their bikes. Off Clapham Common North Side, the property includes off-street parking for three cars. Clapham Common and Clapham Junction stations are nearby. Macaulay Road, Clapham SW4, £6m, Savills 020 8673 4111

“This contemporary detached, double-fronted family house is presented in immaculate condition with a landscaped 119ft west-facing garden and generous off-street parking.” Robin Chatwin, Savills

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Althorp Road, SW17 This three bedroom house has a stylish flair and comprises a sitting room area opening into a large dining area; with glazed roof and a high quality contemporary kitchen. To the first floor a luxurious master bedroom with a well appointed en-suite bathroom, a further bathroom and second double bedroom. The second floor offers a further large double bedroom with en-suite.

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Loxley Road, SW18 A three storey terraced Edwardian house. The current owners have been in occupation for approximately 40 years and the house has been well maintained and improved during that time. However, ingoing purchasers will undoubtedly wish to carry out further improvements and extensions as is the vogue. Loxley Road runs West off Trinity Road via Routh Road and is within close proximity to the spaces of Wandsworth Common.

ÂŁ1,395,000 Freehold Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077

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Alderbrook Road, SW12 This double-fronted Victorian house has been newly renovated and refurbished to exacting standards and has been transformed into a special property. The terraced house exudes a contemporary feel thanks to meticulous attention being paid to details, with beautiful oak finishes, built-in appliances and a mood lighting installation. A galleried staircase and landing throws light to the house via a series of sash windows and skylights.

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Beautifully presented Ockley Road, SW16 A beautifully presented family home with off street parking and exceeding 2500 sq ft. Accommodation currently comprises a fabulous open-plan kitchen reception room, a dining area located in the rear bay with a door leading out to the private 61ft garden. Additionally there are five double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

ÂŁ949,950 Freehold Streatham 020 8677 9900

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Beautifully presented Pretty garden Thornton Road, SW12 A beautifully presented three bedroom family home. The accommodation which is light and airy throughout comprises a spacious entrance hall, to the front a lovely double reception room and to the rear is a modern kitchen. The pretty private garden is accessed via both the kitchen and reception room. The first floor accommodation comprises three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Â

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Thoughtfully extended Completely refurbished Aldren Road, SW17 Located on one of Earlsfield’s most sought after residential streets is this stunning three double bedroom mid terrace Victorian family house. The property has been thoughtfully extended by the current vendors both to the rear and into the loft, and has been completely refurbished throughout. Accommodation consists of an entrance hall, living room, kitchen/breakfast room, three double bedrooms with en suite to the master, family bathroom and rear garden.

ÂŁ699,950 Freehold Earlsfield 020 8971 7070

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Harberson Road, SW12 We are delighted to present this stunning six bedroom house that partners spacious living accommodation with a modern finish located on a residential road in Central Balham. The property has a HMO licence and contains six double bedrooms fitted with wooden flooring, large living room, spacious open plan kitchen diner, three shower rooms.

£1,084 per week  Balham 020 8675 6565 96 Jacksons DPS 6.indd 1

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Bevin Square, SW17 A beautiful, high spec, three double bedroom townhouse located in this private gated development. The property has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and boasts a bright and airy reception room, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, downstairs w/c and large kitchen/ breakfast room leading to private rear garden. The property also has the added benefit of a garage/playroom and off street parking.

£600 per week  Tooting 020 8767 0522

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Victorian home

Excellent location

Ravenswood Road, SW12 This property offers to the ground floor a delightful reception room, spacious dining room, downstairs cloakroom and modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room which leads onto a well kept private garden. To the first floor there are three good-sized double bedrooms and a modern fitted bathroom. This property would be ideal for a family or three professional sharers and should be viewed immediately to avoid disappointment.

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Victorian property

Fully extended Aboyne Road, SW17

A truly stunning four double bedroom Victorian property which has been completely refurbished by the current owners to a very high specification. The property has been beautifully extended, the internal layout features an open plan lounge/diner, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and rear garden. Aboyne Road is a popular residential street ideal for a host of excellent amenities.

£595 per week  Earlsfield 020 8971 7070

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Lord of the Manor for sale GREEN SPACE

A modern threebedroom detached house – with Victorian influences and proportions – faces Risby’s village green and borders open farmland at the rear. With room to extend, living space includes a kitchen and dining room, dining area, sitting room and home office. There’s a shingled parking area at the front, rear lawned garden, and east and west patios. London 79 miles. South View, The Green, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, guide price £305,000, Robinson’s Portfolio 01284 769694

The Lordship of Sampford Spiney and more than 200 acres of common land are included in the sale of Sampford Manor, a Grade II* listed manor house once owned by Sir Francis Drake. Set in Dartmoor National Park, the ancient manor is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 and has a courtyard flanked by two large barns: one 17th century and the other 19th century. Extensive farm buildings border the farmyard and the property includes around 10 acres of mainly south-facing pasture and an acre of woodland. The five-bedroom house, surrounded by gardens, has three reception rooms and an interior of original features from down the ages, such as large granite fireplaces, arched granite doorways, granite mullion windows and a bread oven.

A carved granite arch dated 1607 – the date of the extension – leads into a small porch. The reception hall shows the way to the dining room and library and through to an inner hall, morning room and stairs to the first floor, which has five bedrooms and three bath or shower rooms. The buyer can use the title Lord of the Manor and roam the manorial land known locally as Pew Tor Common. London 244 miles. Sampford Manor, Sampford Spiney, Yelverton, Devon, guide price £1.25m, Mansbridge & Balment 01822 855055

Vine timberwork Reconfigured and extended in matching stonework, Vine House is a five-bedroom period in the Cotswold village of Whelford. It has two main receptions and a fitted kitchen that has granite work surfaces, flagstone flooring and an open plan breakfast area. An extra 34ft reception and dining room leads to a family room plus an oak-framed garden room and conservatory. The property in Gloucestershire also has a onebedroom annexe apartment, double garage and outbuildings, together with one-and-a-half acres of gardens and extensive driveway parking. London 90 miles. Vine House, Whelford, Gloucestershire, £915,000, Perry Bishop and Chambers 01285 655355

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Named Britain’s best seaside resort town in a recent survey, the elegant Hampshire sailing Mecca of Lymington can offer two marinas and two sailing clubs as well as cobbled streets. Home to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Lymington is a bustling Georgian market town on the southern edge of the New Forest. The Solent offers some of the UK’s finest sailing waters. A 40-acre estate is now for sale at Eastwoods just three miles north of Lymington and four miles south of Brockenhurst, which has a 90-minute train service to Waterloo. A long drive leads to a secluded family home in an elevated position with open views across the estate. Next to the New Forest between Mount Pleasant and Shirley Holms, the seven-bedroom property offers plenty of outbuildings and extensive stables for those with equestrian ambitions. There’s a main stable block with nine loose boxes and four more stable rooms for tack and feed storage. Another block has two loose boxes and a storeroom and there are cattle byres, large concrete hardstanding and two concrete frame buildings. Gardens and grounds in a parkland setting feature fields, paddocks and woodlands together with an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a terrace

overlooking the fields to the forest beyond. The property also has a fourcar garage, currently used as an office and studio, with a room above.


Swim, ride and sail at UK’s top resort Eastwoods, Shirley Holms, Lymington, Hampshire, £4.5m, Caldwells 01590 675875

“This is the perfect retreat for people seeking privacy, peace and tranquillity without being too remote” Julian Caldwell, Caldwells director

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Acres of space and yoga on Dartmoor Everley and its 37 acres are set in Dartmoor National Park, near the picturesque little village of North Bovey, south-west of the moorland town of Moretonhampstead, and a few miles south of the old market town of Chagford. Dartmoor is known for spectacular scenery with granite tors, heather-clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers. North Bovey has period houses and cottages clustered around a village green, and you’ll find everything else you need at Moretonhampstead or Chagford. The main house at Everley, built of traditional granite beneath a slate roof, offers sash windows and large light rooms with high ceilings. Traditional stone buildings form the courtyard to the rear of the house, now converted into a gym and studio, and a separate three-bedroom cottage has adjoining, open-plan offices. A yoga room has a sprung heated floor, air conditioning, and wiring for a media unit. Landscaped and meticulously maintained gardens include a pond with granite rock garden, and terraces with views to the moor and walled garden. Excellent equestrian facilities include a stable block with five loose boxes, barn and outdoor riding arena House, cottage and gardens are surrounded by gently sloping pastureland and areas of ancient

woodland with a stream, and there are superb views across the rolling Dartmoor countryside. London 213 miles. Everley, North Bovey, Dartmoor, guide price £3.75m, Jackson Stops & Staff Exeter 01392 214222

“One of Dartmoor’s most exceptional properties, Everley has a stylish and elegant interior that encapsulates period character with state-of-the-art modern equipment” Charles Lawson, Jackson Stops & Staff

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Dine out and sample ‘one of Britain’s greatest culinary experiences’ whenever you like. TV chef Raymond Blanc’s celebrated restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons is less than a mile from a thatched stone cottage for sale in the Oxfordshire village of Great Haseley. Dating back to the early 18th century, the Grade II listed cottage has been renovated throughout with high-spec fixtures and fittings that include a handmade oak kitchen with Belfast sink and red-tiled floor, which opens into an

oak-framed conservatory overlooking the garden. The three-bedroom conservation area property features a sitting room with an open grate fireplace, and a Philippe Starck bathroom with Oxford granite tiles. Raymond Blanc’s place is nearby in Great Milton. London 48 miles.


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Mill Lane, Great Haseley, Oxfordshire, £545,000, Morgan & Associates 01844 279990

Old post office delivers style Formerly the village post office, where the locals would buy their stamps and exchange snippets of gossip, a four-bedroom house in Wenhaston is only a short drive from the coastal town of Southwold and its promenade lined with beach huts. This transformed property now features an open plan kitchen diner with wooden floors, a new Jotul woodburner, and sliding patio doors into the rear courtyard garden. Step down from the kitchen into the formal sitting room with double doors to a third reception room. All four bedrooms are on the first floor, where the master bedroom has steps up to a dressing room, study or fifth bedroom with windows overlooking the front of the property, which has a shared driveway and parking for two cars. London 115 miles. Post Office Cottage, Wenhaston, Suffolk, guide price £475,000, Musker McIntyre 01502 710180

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1 STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS mayfield lane, wadhurst, east sussex 5 bedroom detached house ø Wadhurst village and mainline station only about 1 mile ø London Charing Cross about 60 minutes ø superb south facing landscaped gardens of about 0.83 acres including a spring fed pond ø 2,891 sq ft ø panoramic rural views ø sweeping private driveway ø detached double garage ø EPC = D

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1 MAGNIFICENT UNLISTED VICTORIAN SPLENDOUR bells yew green, east sussex Unlisted Victorian residence ø uninterrupted rural views ø Frant station - 5 minute walk ø about 5.3 acres ø 683.5 sq m (7,360 sq ft) in total ø 7 bedrooms ø 2 bedroom annexe ø tennis court ø stables/outbuilding ø EPC=D

Asking £2.95 million

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An elegant former rectory, Listed Grade II, in the heart of Cheam village An historic house dating from the late 16th century. 3 reception rooms, farmhouse style kitchen, cellars, master bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room, 5 further bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms. Period coach house/stables/ garaging with potential to convert to office or cottage subject to planning. Garden. In all about 0.6 acres.

Surrey border Central London about 16 miles Conservation Area Original architectural details Main house about 5,715 sq ft Period outbuildings about 1,419 sq ft Mature garden

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A beautifully situated Cotswold farmhouse with extensive ancillary accommodation Cotswolds

Entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Integral 2 bedroom annexe. 2 bedroom studio, party barn, tennis court, double garage, gardens and paddock. In all about 6.2 acres. EPC rating F

Charingworth Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Mature gardens and grounds Chipping Campden about 3.5 miles Moreton-in-Marsh about 7 miles (London Paddington about 90 mins)

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Arguably Bath’s prettiest house occupying an idyllic position on Bath’s sought after northern slopes, painstakingly refurbished and exquisitely presented throughout sitting in beautiful gardens with a seperate studio/annexe, parking and garaging.

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Combe Hill House, Bath

Guide £2,500,000

A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian Villa with a separate cottage situated in a fine elevated ‘landmark’ position, within 2.5 acres of beautiful grounds. Enjoying wonderful panoramic views over the Limpley Stoke Valley and within easy reach of a triangle of excellent schools, and only 3 miles from Bath city centre.

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Sutton Abinger, Nr Guildford, Surrey Guide Price: ÂŁ2.495 million JSA: Sothebys Realty, Cobham 01932 798038

Georgian village house with beautifully appointed contemporary interior, nestling in the Surrey Hills. 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, second floor family room with galleried area, open plan drawing room and dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, utility area/cloakroom and cellar. Double garage, outbuilding, stable blocks, cottage with kitchen and shower room, swimming pool and party area, gardens and grounds extending to 1.4 acres.

01483 405222 | 2 St Mary’s Terrace, Mill Lane, Guildford, GU1 3TZ

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...Private and peaceful... A very spacious, four bedroom, detached house set in this exclusive gated development in the heart of the New Forest. The property has attractive grounds offering a high degree of privacy and having direct forest access. ÂŁ975,000 For more information please contact Julian or Jeremy Caldwell on 01590 675875

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water


An exceptional brand new three storey Georgian style residence finished to a superb specification by renowned developers Belvedere, providing expansive open plan living accommodation & occupying a generous South facing plot of approximately two thirds of an acre. Grand Reception Hall open to Dining Room, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room open to Family Room, Inner Lobby, 2nd Cloakroom, Utility Room, Wonderful Master Bedroom Suite, Four Further Bedroom Suites, Cinema Room/Bedroom Six, Triple Garage with Annexe Suite over, Private Gardens with Heated Swimming Pool. EPC- C78.

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Newton Ferrers, South Devon Newton Ferrers, South Devon Guide £1,800,000 Guide £1,800,000

Outstanding, 5 bedroom elevated family home of exceptional quality & elegance. Stunning views over highly sought after deep water harbour of River Yealm Estuary. Beautifully designed with high quality yet low maintenance materials, the property provides comfortable, light & extremelyOutstanding, well proportioned accommodation. Exquisite including impressive granite & periodviews fireplaces, polished oakafter wood floors 5 bedroom elevated family homefeatures of exceptional quality & elegance. Stunning over highly sought deep water & elegant bays & balconies enjoying the wonderful outlook. harbour of River Yealm Estuary. Beautifully designed with high quality yet low maintenance materials, the property provides comfortable, light & extremely well proportioned accommodation. Exquisite features including impressive granite & period fireplaces, polished oak Stunning Water Views enjoying • South Facing • 5 Bedrooms/3 Rooms • Gardens wood floors & elegant bays & balconies the wonderful outlook.Reception JSA Jackson-Stops & Staff, Exeter. Terrace & Summerhouse • Generous /Off Street Parking • Secure & Private Sun Setting Stunning Water Sun Views * South Facing * 5 Bedrooms 3 Reception Rooms * Gardens, Terrace & Summerhouse Generous Off Street Parking * SecureNewton & Private Setting Ferrers Office 01752 872417

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Maugersbury, Gloucestershire A fine Grade II listed detached village house set in just under 1Âź acres with outstanding views. Drawing room, sitting room, study/library, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, scullery/utility, entrance hall, Cloakroom and wine cellar. Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom, four further bedrooms, family bathroom, carriage house, double garage and landscaped gardens. In all 1.19 acres. Guide Price ÂŁ2,000,000 Moreton in Marsh Office 01608 651188

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Modern comforts in the heart of rural Wiltshire Rectory Garden House is a beautifully designed and unique contemporary property, located on the edge of the historic and picturesque village of Mildenhall, near Marlborough, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property enjoys stunning views across the countryside and is set in grounds offering complete privacy. The 6/7 bedroom property, built in 2007 by a distinguished designer team, showcases the latest in architectural details and state-of-the-art facilities. The building specification has been designed to provide energy efficiency through the extensive use of modern insulation, natural finishes, low voltage/ LED lighting and Scandinavian insulated windows with thermally efficient glazing. Airy and light, a natural green oak frame encloses the steel and concrete core. A Boffi kitchen, Crestron audio visual system, Lutron fully programmable remote lighting control system, under floor heating and air conditioning, automated curtains and blinds, stunning Poliform fitted cupboards and wardrobes sit comfortably alongside beautifully handcrafted solid oak doors, exposed oak beams, galleried ceilings and natural limestone floors. The gardens are laid to lawn and landscaped to include a number of mature trees, fruit trees and plantings, all served by an irrigation system. York stone terraces surround the house and there is a charming garden room and workshop, both with underfloor heating. Services are installed for a swimming pool and

a Bore Hole provides a private water supply. The property, set in the former walled garden to the Rectory, still boasts the original gates in the listed wall which gave the Rector access to the charming Saxon church of St John the Baptist. The church is referred to by Sir John Betjeman as “a church of a Jane Austen novel” and is included in Simon Jenkins’ “England’s Thousand Best Churches”. Rectory Garden House, Mildenhall, Marlborough, Wiltshire. £2,950,000, Birkmyre Property Consultants 01672 516619

“This is a unique combination: a property with the very latest technology yet positioned in the most traditional and stunning rural village setting” Dominic Birkmyre, Birkmyre Property Consultants

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Drinkstone, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Guide £350,000

Gislingham, Eye, Suffolk

Grade II early barn conversion standing in 0.5 of an acre bordering farmland along a no through lane. Exceptional frame and delightful private location affording scope for enhancement. Lobby, hall, kitchen/scullery, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, shower room. Landing, four bedrooms, bathroom. Detached garage. Established gardens bordering farmland.

Fine detached period house standing in glorious mature grounds of 0.8 of an acre with outbuildings and ‘home office’. Farmland views yet thriving village. Hall, drawing room with log burner, study area, dining room, ‘live in’ kitchen breakfast, downstairs bedroom suite, three first floor bedrooms, bathroom. Carport, summerhouse, detached outbuilding with an abundance of uses. Particularly nice location. Well maintained throughout. EPC D (57).

Guide £439,950

Felsham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Guide £425,000

Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Guide £550,000

Positioned opposite the village green within this prime, convenient and thriving conservation village, is this well-presented 5 bedroom detached period house with 2 bedroom annexe. House: entrance lobby, breakfast room, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, dining room, sitting room. Master bedroom with en-suite shower, 4 further bedrooms and family bathroom. Annexe: entrance lobby, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, lobby, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Outside: off road parking, side and rear gardens. House EPC F (35), Annexe D (57).

Substantial detached period house standing in extensive formal and informal grounds of 2.4 acres. Well-appointed accommodation with period features skilfully blended with modern pre-requisites. Hall, A.G.A. kitchen/ breakfast room, utility, dining room with fireplace, drawing room with log burner, garden room, bathroom, shower room. Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, three further bedrooms, cloakroom with W.C. Detached annexe, garaging and large outbuilding. Gardens of 1.2 acres, paddock of 1.2 acres.

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Retreat to England’s beautiful shires Only 60 minutes by train to London

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Grooms Cottage

Situated in the picturesque Hamlet of Hanging Houghton in north Northamptonshire’s undulating countryside, this grade II listed stone cottage has been sympathetically refurbished throughout yet continues to offer a wealth of character and charm with many original period features. Market Harborough 01858 410400

Inspiring English architecture


If you’re passionate about Architecture, then you will love this individually designed and built four bedroomed detached residence discreetly positioned on this most desirable lane. The grounds are extensive around 0.5acres, complete with indoor pool, substantial driveway and double garage. Sensational. Kettering 01536 417888

Carlton House


A grand and distinguished four bedroomed Edwardian country residence occupying substantial grounds within this prettiest of Northamptonshire villages. A sweeping cobbled driveway leads to a substantial double width garage capable of housing up to six cars; the lawned gardens are secluded with field views. Kettering 01536 417888

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Special report by Henry Hopcroft, head of Lettings at Stanley Chelsea Perhaps it is because I love property, and I care about the aesthetics of all things, that I am constantly surprised by how many poorly presented properties are available to rent in London. All too often there is a huge disconnect between the expectations of tenants and the finish of the properties that they are supposed to be renting.  Most landlords recognise that they need to keep their investment property well maintained but many appear not to see how out of date it can look. Fashions change very quickly and it takes surprisingly few years for that beautiful new kitchen to become passé.  At ten years old, a kitchen or bathroom is probably reaching, or has already reached, its sell-by date. At this point it is definitely time to think about how the property is perceived by potential tenants and either replacing, or significantly overhauling, the offending rooms. Not because they do not function well but simply because they have been overtaken in terms of style and presentation. 

Central London has a mature rental market and unlike the rest of the country, where the rental market seems to be booming because the sales market has been difficult, there is a reasonable supply of property to rent and landlords cannot afford to be complacent. Certain times of year are very busy and a landlord can get away with poor presentation, but if a flat or house comes free at the wrong time of year, the presentation is key to getting it let quickly and for the highest possible rent. A few weeks with the property empty makes a huge dent in the overall return.  If raising funds to get work to a property done is an issue, a landlord might look at increasing the lending on the property by the sum needed to get the works done. The interest on the increased lending can usually be offset against the income, lessening the income tax payable.   Keeping your rental property up-to-date and beautifully presented should not only maximise its income potential but should also enhance its capital value. And isn’t that the real reason you own it?

A five-bedroom Lion House on the Peterborough Estate in Fulham was updated a few years ago in a high-spec refurbishment. A double reception room has walnut wood floors, and an open plan kitchen and dining room leading out into a patio garden. There are three bathrooms and a second reception or playroom. Lion Houses are so-called due to the builder’s trademark Lion statuettes on the façade. Coniger Road, Fulham SW6, £2000 per week unfurnished, Savills 020 7731 9405

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Built for Victoria UPDATED High ceilings, period features and wooden floors are on offer at a three-bedroom apartment covering the entire second floor of a redbrick Victorian building on Pont Street. The Knightsbridge property is recently refurbished by Cocovara Interiors, and the highlight is a generous reception and dining room with plenty of natural light from three large windows. Pont Street, Knightsbridge SW1, £1950 per week, Henry & James 020 7235 8861

Close to The Goring Hotel, a grand and double-fronted house on Victoria Square has been given a highspecification refurbishment. The square stands south-west of Buckingham Palace and all the houses are Grade II* listed, designed by architect William Wyatt and built in the late 1830s to celebrate the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign. Updated in recent years, the square contains a statue of Queen Victoria as she would have looked around the time the square was first laid out. The statue arrived on the square in 2007. The property currently to let has period features and high ceilings, as well as a Valcucine kitchen with Miele

appliances and Gaggenau cooker. The main reception room has two Juliet balconies with views across the square. There are four en suite bedrooms plus a fifth bedroom or media room. Living space of more than 3000 sq ft on five storeys also includes two receptions, dining room, kitchen, and two studies. James Bond author Ian Fleming once lived nearby at No 16. Victoria Square, Belgravia SW1, guide price £3250 per week furnished, Knight Frank 020 7881 7730, Hamptons 020 7834 7316

Mint Imperial A duplex apartment is to let on the eighth and ninth floors of Marina Point, a recent building in the Imperial Wharf development by the Thames. Handy for Fulham Broadway and the King’s Road, the three-bedroom property offers almost 2000 sq ft of contemporary space that includes a reception with dining space for up to eight people, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, and a terrace that enjoys superb river views. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with hydro shower and granite surfaces. The home also has airconditioning in the main rooms and a home network system. Marina Point, Imperial Wharf, Fulham SW6, £2200 per week furnished, Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings 020 7348 7620

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£675 per week Furnished

£900 per week Unfurnished

A charming two bedroom flat [4th floor] in a well maintained period building with access to communal gardens. 2 bedrooms. 1 bathroom. Reception room. Kitchen.

A newly refurbished 2 double bedroom, third floor flat [lift] in well-maintained Dutch-style converted house, available immediately for a long let.



£1,750 per week Furnished/Unfurnished

£2,850 per week Unfurnished

This spacious two double bedroom flat [second floor with direct lift] measuring approximately 1,615 sq/ft is located on the highly sought after, east side of Lennox Gardens.

A very light and spacious 3/4 bedroom [1,786 sq/ft] maisonette located in this prestigious gated development with full concierge services, underground parking, use of gym and swimming pool.

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BROMPTON SQUARE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, SW3 ÂŁ2,650 per week - Unfurnished An elegant house in a fantastic location on this sought after garden square in Knightsbridge, with easy walking distance to both Knightsbridge and South Kensington tube stations and Hyde Park. 3 reception rooms. 3/4 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Kitchen / breakfast room. Cloakroom. Patio garden. 1st floor terrace. Approx 2546 sq/ft.

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Cadogan Square SW1 £3,150,000 Leasehold

Quietly located at the rear of the building, a ground floor maisonette with a wonderful south-west facing garden.

Chelsea Sales 020 7225 1225

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Garden, EPC: E.

Penywern Road SW5 £1,795,000 Leasehold

A spacious and contemporary flat with a south-facing terrace on the top floors of this period building.

Kensington Gate Sales 020 7581 1152

3 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, Reception room with open-plan kitchen, Cloakroom, Terrace, EPC: D.

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Minford Gardens W14 £1,700,000 Freehold

Having been a family home for over 60 years, this Victorian house is ready to be done up for the next generation. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, Kitchen/ breakfast room, Study, Garden, EPC: F.

St. George’s Square SW1 £1,295,000 Leasehold

A large and immaculately presented flat on one of Pimlico’s most sought-after garden squares.

Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush Sales 020 8563 7100

Pimlico Sales 020 7931 8200

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Cloakroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Patio garden, Internal vault, EPC: D.

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Sherbrooke Road SW6 £1,250,000 Freehold

A wider than average three double bedroom family house right in the heart of the Munster Village.


Fulham Sales 020 7731 4391

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen, Utility room, Cellar, Garden, EPC: E.

Royal Crescent W11 £1,150,000 Leasehold

A fabulous maisonette in a period conversion with wonderful views overlooking the communal gardens.

Notting Hill Sales 020 7727 7777

2 bedrooms, En-suite bathroom, Shower room, Reception room, Kitchen, Access to communal gardens, EPC: C.

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Cranley Mansions SW7 ÂŁ2,950 per week Unfurnished

A wonderfully presented, prestigious lateral flat in this thought after mansion block in South Kensington.

South Kensington Lettings 020 7584 8888

4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/dining room, Balcony, EPC: D.

Kensington Park Road W11 ÂŁ1,650 per week Unfurnished

A truly exceptional apartment which has been newly refurbished throughout to an extremely high standard.

Notting Hill Lettings 020 7727 8000

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), Cloakroom, Reception room, Utility room, Open-plan kitchen, EPC: D.

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Fulham Park Road SW6 ÂŁ1,400 per week Unfurnished

A rare opportunity to rent an immaculately presented and stunning family house on a quiet street in Fulham.

Fulham Lettings 020 7731 4791

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Double reception room, Kitchen, Utility room, Garden, EPC: F.

Draycott Place SW3 ÂŁ1,250 per week Furnished

A smart and modern flat which is ideally located moments from Sloane Square and boasts stunning views.

Chelsea Lettings 020 7581 6666

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), Reception room, Kitchen, EPC: D.

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Ethelden Road W12 ÂŁ660 per week Unfurnished

A fantastic family house which has been finished to an exceptionally high standard throughout. 3 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Utility room, Cloakroom, Garden, EPC: D.

Sutherland Street SW1V ÂŁ550 per week Furnished/ Unfurnished

A spacious and very light two double bedroom flat laid out over the top two floors of this period building.

Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush Lettings 020 8563 4422

Pimlico Lettings 020 7931 8300

2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Eat-in kitchen, EPC: C.

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