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The maisonette with the terrace.





Battersea High Street, SW11 • Potential to purchase the ground floor flat as well • Double height vaulted ceiling in the living room • Unique exposed brickwork fireplace Battersea Square offers many eateries including Gordon Ramsay's London House. To the south is Clapham Junction, 0.9 miles, with excellent transport links to South West England and other major London stations. The property is also very close to the River Thames and King's Road Chelsea.

Our Battersea expert, Kris Ericsson, looks forward to helping you. 020 3641 5936 07717 346 334 Guide price £995,000 Share of freehold


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The flat with piazza views.




Queenstown Road SW11 • Contemporary penthouse apartment with high ceilings • Views of piazza and water fountains • Ideally located for Battersea Park and Chelsea Perfectly positioned on the south side of the River Thames in Chelsea Bridge Wharf. Regular bus links are found on Queenstown Road and Sloane Square underground station is 0.7 miles away.

Our Riverside expert, Matthew Smith, looks forward to helping you. 020 3641 5934 07825 402 464 Guide price £1,000,000 Leasehold: approximately 980 years remaining

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Royal Duchess Mews, SW12 £600 per week A fabulous mews house in a gated development close to Clapham South. The house is split over three floors and consists of three bedrooms, bright reception room, a modern kitchen, a utility room and parking space for one car. EPC – D. Balham Office 020 8675 5050

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

Battersea High Street, SW11 £510 per week A good size modern two bedroom flat within walking distance of Clapham Junction. The flat comprises of two double bedrooms, one ensuite shower room, a separate bathroom, large open plan kitchen reception room and a roof terrace. EPC – B. Battersea Office 020 7978 4404

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10 Home Front. Your dog might not be very every prospective buyer’s best friend, suggests Jenny Knight 10 Off to the seaside. A chance to dip your toe into the Whitstable scene 11 The Word. Sarah Gerrett surveys her East Sheen neighbourhood where homes always sell well 18 Heads-up. A new dynamic appointment for Savills, a disappointing housebuilding report and a taste of Spain boosts Battersea Power Station’s regeneration 19 Word on the Street. Has higher stamp duty encouraged buyers to seek out doer-uppers? 20 Secret Agent. Paul A Bent of Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward revealed 50 Money Matters. Don’t be alarmed by dire warnings

around a likely base rate rise, says Duncan Farmer 52 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 87 Week in the Life of an Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks



22 Home Compare. River living 35 EXCLUSIVE. Three properties




8 SOUTH Loves. Our wish list 24 The Trend. On which we serve! 25 So SOUTH. Happily organised 26 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens 27 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best 30 The Project. Period charm meets modern design in East Sheen






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36 set to impress 43 NEW HOMES. Octagon’s Tim Banks says everything in the garden needs to be rosy in the perfect new development South West London. Desirable houses in Barnes and Putney Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A charming two bedroom house in former stables Robert Holmes Coombe. A split-level, four bedroom apartment within a Grade ll listed mansion South West London. Good looking houses Between The Commons and Earlsfield South East London. Exceptional family homes in Dulwich and Forest Hill Luxe Lettings. Luxury homes in Balham and Camberwell Lettings. Desirable rentals

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Between The Commons and in Putney 98 Super Prime Lets. A stunning three bedroom apartment in Vauxhall


100 A detached, period home bursting with character 104 A detached and extended cottage in an idyllic location on the banks of the Nene 105 Ready for updating, a split level bungalow in a desirable Northants village 106 A new hi-spec family home in Cobham


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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT. BESIDETHE SEASIDE H&M Home’s summer collection is inspired by ‘the stunning blue water and the relaxed air of the Italian seaside’. Standing out among the blue and white textiles are the holiday-chic, fringe-trimmed cushion covers. They have a braided paper straw front, cotton weave back and concealed zip (40cmx 40xm), £17.99. www.h&


ONSHOW It’s not about hoarding – filling drawers and cupboards with possessions that are out of sight and out of mind. The new Sammanhang collection from IKEA gives your collections a chance to shine. (Sammanhang is Swedish for context.) Seven designers have produced their own take on display. Lisa Widen and Anna Wallin Irinarchos have come up with their ‘cake stand’ for precious or everyday objects to have their own designated space. SAMMANHANG display stand, £18.

Gorgeous vintage style Palm Tree table light in a matt unpolished brass finish. It’s 75cm high, has a sturdy base and a dimmer switch, £375


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GLASSCLASS With a nod to that very desirable Scandinavian mid century glassware, this beautiful vase (love the mixed pattern!) from Dunelm won’t bust your budget at only £12.

ELECTRICBLUE Best known for developing his own vivid ultramarine pigment International Klein Blue, which features in many of his works, Yves Klein’s extraordinary creativity and influence is celebrated in Blenheim Palace’s Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition. It features more than 50 works – paintings, sculpture and large-scale installation. Until October 7.

STARSONICE Star Wars fans can add a chilling touch of The Dark Side to summer drinks with screenaccurate Stormtrooper helmet ice cubes thanks to the silicon tray based on the original sculpts made for the very first film by designer Andrew Ainsworth back in 1976. Original Stormtrooper Ice Mould, £9.99


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HOME FRONT ‘Get rid of the dog’ is the first rule of house selling, to be offered by both house doctors and estate agents keen to get their teeth into a sale, says Jenny Knight


hat advice is still good – no potential buyer wants his leg rogered by Rover or to suffer the horror of coming across the cat tray. Yet while Rover and Pussy are best boarded out, there is no longer the same pressing need to hide their bedding and toys – providing they have upmarket kit. Increasingly interior design extends to the pet accessories. The era of a blanket in the corner or a smelly wicker basket and a pile of decapitated furry toys is so non-U. Nowadays Rover can expect his very own stylish sofa while Pussy will recline in a perfectly designed ball cat bed – for example one from LOVEThEDESIGN priced at £146. Chelsea Dogs does a range of Dog Chesterfields in leather, tweed or faux leather, or crushed velvet priced from £199 to £420. King the Rottweiler, the most admired dog on Wandsworth Common, reclines on his very own leather two seater – although his dad admits it did see service as a human sofa before it was passed to King. Housebuilders are joining in the drive to accommodate posh pets in the most tasteful way. John Pope, Director of the luxury house builder, Octagon’s Bespoke division, says: “We installed a Cape Cod style dog house in the garden of one of our large family homes in George’s Hill Estate in Weybridge, known for its expensive plots and golf courses. We wanted to offer something special to appeal to prospective purchasers. The dog house created a great talking point and added a touch of playfulness to the garden. “A few years ago, Octagon built a large family home for a client in Surrey who had two large Bernese mountain dogs. We had a fantastic

Wendy House built for their children. Due to the sheer size of their beloved pets, and their children being so small, the couple wanted to ensure both could enjoy the garden safely without destroying any of the planting. We constructed a purposebuilt ‘dog zone’ – a wire fenced run circumnavigated the garden hidden behind a row of laurels so it couldn’t be seen from the house. This linked directly into a large foyer at the rear of the house which led into the utility room which was where the dogs’ beds were located. It was around a 1/2 acre circuit, so the dogs got plenty of exercise running back and forth. “We even installed an indoor, splitlevel dog shower for a client. The smaller dog sits on the top level of the shower, whilst the larger dog uses the lower level so they could both be washed at the same time.”

HOMES Your chance to enjoy living in a beautifully conceived space, cleverly nestling under a 19th century railway viaduct and billowing up and over the archway itself. Designed by Undercurrent Architects and London Architecture Awards’ ‘House of the Year’ in 2013, the building ingeniously contrasts industrial steel exteriors with expansive, contoured interiors while managing to capture natural light for the open-plan areas which are undisturbed by sounds of the railway above. It’s currently a 1,600 sq ft family home and photographic studio with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study as well as imaginative communal space on various levels. Archway Studios, Dartford Street, SE17, £1,085,000 leasehold,



ip your toe in the seaside scene with this two bedroom apartment in Kent’s sought-after coastal town, Whitstable (just 71 minutes by rail from London). There’s a thriving cultural scene and a great mix of independent shops, cafés and restaurants set amidst historic architecture with the sea air to brace you. Not to mention the famous oysters! This loft apartment, with open plan living space, in the recently completed Haddo Yard, forms part of a recently completed block of seven apartments designed by one of the UK’s most celebrated young architecture practices Denizen Works. The detail and finishes – bespoke plywood kitchens, bold internal tiling and heated poured concrete floors throughout – are notable. Communal areas get the same attention to detail with polished black flooring, exposed bricks and wood panelling and the exterior features handmade glazed geometric tiles. There’s off street parking and a communal garden, too. These flats are available through the government’s Help to Buy scheme, allowing them to be bought with just a 5% deposit. £295,000 leasehold.


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THE WORD Sarah Gerrett, Sales Manager Marsh & Parsons East Sheen, surveys her neighbourhood where homes sell well in any market


uly saw England at its best: scorching temperatures, record-breaking football, Love Island and Wimbledon. It has also been an exciting time in the residential property market, with many of our vendors achieving excellent sale prices – proving there is still a lot of activity in this traditionally quieter time. With the media and worry over Brexit, it’s easy to think that the property market has come to a halt. However, this is not the case, especially in East Sheen, a neighbourhood where homes sell in any market. Having spent a large portion of my career working in central London, running Marsh & Parsons’ East Sheen office has been a refreshing change. Undeniably, short-term investors and landlords are still cautious, however we continue to see a steady stream of families and young professionals looking to find their home in East Sheen. For them, this is not a business transaction, it is a new chapter in their life that requires transitioning to a new property; they’re buyers who value the importance of a good quality of life and are attracted to the area for its safety and excellent schools. Indeed, East Sheen offers a selection of Ofsted rated ‘outstanding’ primary schools to choose from. Recent reports state that interest base rates will rise again before the end of the year, which has instilled an urgency in savvy buyers to purchase whilst rates remain competitive. Indeed, a small rate increase could cost a family thousands over the course of their mortgage. As a result, we’ve seen the number of applicants registered per property increase from 17 to 22 since the beginning of the year. This shows that buyers are returning to the market with more confidence and are looking to capitalise on the great value on offer. Thanks to the stamp duty changes for first-time buyers earlier this year, the lower end of the market has remained buoyant.


£850,000 No8 is one of four remaining homes in a stunning conversion of a former Victorian convent. It is end of terrace, ranged over three floors and combines Victorian character with a modern contemporary twist in the glazed extension on the sunny west side of the house. There is a pentagonal shaped master bedroom with en suite bathroom and another double bedroom on the first floor, with study/sunroom, two bedrooms and second family bathroom on the top floor. No8 has one of the largest private gardens in the complex and is fully enclosed by fencing. It shares access to a total of 9 acres of communal grounds and ancient woodlands within a gated complex on the edge of town. It’s a 15-minute walk to the town centre or station.

Comparatively, this has had a knockon effect for more expensive properties, kickstarting chains that have previously been sluggish until now. Certainly, demand in East Sheen has increased by 7% since the changes were implemented in November and it’s indicative that we have dealt with a number of competing offers on properties in this bracket. As Marsh & Parsons operates an open Mansell McTaggart 01444 456431 network, we often see buyers registered in neighbouring offices purchasing in East Sheen. Whilst prices have stabilised, premium properties are still achieving excellent prices. Indeed, we recently sold a property for the asking price in The Retreat, SW14, to a family Moxons who were initially looking to Next Door purchase in Barnes. East 151 Lordship Lane Sheen is a hidden gem SE22 8HX that not many people know about but fall in love with when Where? Located on Lordship Lane they move here. in the heart of East Dulwich, only a The area is short walk from the station. a commuter’s paradise, with What’s it like? A great little spot, trains running whether you’re going for a light lunch to Waterloo or an evening meal. There are tables in just 22 outside, the staff are really friendly and minutes and attentive, and the atmosphere is always offers a perfect good. balance of city And the food? A good seafood and country life, restaurant is rare, but Moxons is merged into one exceptional. A really varied menu local community. offers a delicious selection of These suburban snacks, sharing plates and areas of London Dominic Butler whole roasted fish to suit all will always have Sales Manager occasions. The specials a steady turnover, Foxtons Dulwich board is always changing so whether you’re and has lots of variety looking to buy or sell also. your property, there’s no reason to wait!



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Built for the Great Exhibition.




Elsynge Road, SW18 • A spectacular detached Victorian property in Wandsworth • Unique family home set back from the road, behind off street parking • Recently undergone a stylish refurbishment by the current owners to create a contemporary home Elsynge Road is one of Wandsworth's most prized roads. Designed for the Great Exhibition of 1850, it displays a unique array of Victorian architecture and is now a Conservation Area. It has an enviable position close to the excellent shops and restaurants on St. John's Hill, along with easy access into the City and the West End.

Guide price £2,950,000 Freehold

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Southlands Drive, Wimbledon SW19

Wonderful ground floor flat with two bedrooms. Leasehold: approximately 104 years remaining Guide price £675,000

Spencer House, Wimbledon SW19

Coombe Lane West, Coombe KT2

A beautifully presented detached house with exceptional family and entertaining space including an indoor swimming pool. Freehold Guide price £4,250,000




Very spacious penthouse flat with four bedrooms. Leasehold: approximately 946 years remaining Guide price £1,200,000

Dunmore Road, Wimbledon SW20

Beautiful semi-detached house with four bedrooms built by Lifestyle Projects. Freehold Guide price £1,900,000

Montem Terrace, Wimbledon SW20

Luxuriously appointed semi-detached house with a spacious layout over 4 floors. Freehold £3,950,000

Coombe Park, Coombe KT2

Exceptionally finished detached house with a superb indoor swimming pool complex, set in stunning landscaped gardens. Freehold Guide price £8,995,000




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The Library Building, Clapham SW4 Two bed flat featuring large windows providing great natural light and exceptional views. EPC: C. Guide price £500 per week Available unfurnished

Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8

Shelgate Road, Clapham SW11 Well located family home with the perfect balance of accommodation and living space.


Guide price £1,500 per week Available unfurnished



Two bedroom, split-level period property a stone's throw from Clapham Old Town. EPC: D. Guide price £496 per week Available furnished/ unfurnished

Abbeville Mews, Clapham SW4 Ground floor one bed flat in close proximity to Clapham Common. EPC: C. Guide price £360 per week Available furnished

Larkhall Lane, Clapham SW4 Two bedroom apartment with Juliet balcony, ideally located. EPC: B. Guide price £450 per week Available furnished

Lessar Avenue, Clapham SW4 Beautifully decorated family home ideally located in the desirable Abbeville Village.


Guide price £1,100 per week Available unfurnished



Call the Knight Frank team on 020 3667 6755, we d love to help you. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Ombudsman Services: Property.



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Dora Road, Wimbledon SW19

Small but perfectly formed 1 bedroom ground floor flat in this popular Wimbledon Park area. EPC: C. Guide price £1,050 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Worple Road, Wimbledon SW19

Thornton Hill, Wimbledon SW19

A stunning detached family house built to a high specification featuring a 10 seater cinema and located a short distance from Wimbledon Village and the common. Guide price £8,750 per calendar month Available furnished




Well presented 3 bedroom semi-detached house situated in this central Wimbledon location. EPC:E. Guide price £2,800 per calendar month Available part furnished

Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW20

Modern 3 bedroom apartment within this exclusive development in West Wimbledon. EPC:C. Guide price £3,000 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Alwyne Road, Wimbledon SW19

Lovely 5 bedroom semi-detached house located a short distance from Wimbledon town centre. EPC:E. Guide price £3,950 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Queensmere Road, Wimbledon SW19

Charming semi-detached family house, located off Wimbledon Park Side and opposite the practice courts of the All England Club. Guide price £7,000 per calendar month Available unfurnished




Call the Knight Frank Wimbledon team on 020 3641 7650, we d love to help you. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Ombudsman Services: Property.



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The best properties on your doorstep

Ramsden Gate, SW12 Open-plan kitchen/reception room, study, playroom, master bedroom suite, 2 further en suite bedrooms, multiple storage rooms, cloakroom, roof terrace, courtyard, garden, 204 sq m (2,198 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide ÂŁ1.4 million | Freehold

Fernlea Road, SW12 Sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, 38ft garden, 173 sq m (1,860 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ1.1 million | Freehold

Talk to us today Helen MacBrayne Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111

Carrie Scott Savills Tooting and Streatham 02080 187 700

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Savills Battersea Bridge

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Montevetro, SW11 Reception/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom suite, 2 further bedrooms, 2 further bath/shower rooms, overlooking the Thames, 153 sq m (1,641 sq ft), EPC=B

Guide ÂŁ2.25 million | Leasehold Approximately 981 years remaining

Alma Road, SW18 Double reception room, kitchen/dining room, master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, further bathroom, cloakroom, south west facing garden, 121 sq m (1,306 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ1.1 million | Freehold

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HEADS-UP GETTING BETTER The number of house sales falling through before completion has dropped dramatically, according to the UK’s largest independent home buyer; Quick Move Now. Their figures show a house sale fallthrough rate of 23% for the second quarter of 2018, compared with the record high 38% for the first quarter of the year. Danny Luke, Quick Move Now’s managing director, says: “The start of 2018 was challenging for the UK property market. Political and economic uncertainty left many homeowners and would-be buyers feeling nervous. The end of 2017 saw London house prices drop for the first time in eight years.” Reasons for fall-throughs include the buyer changing their mind or the seller pulling out after getting a higher offer, problems securing a mortgage, chain collapse and the buyer pulling out after a negative survey.

NOTSOFAST London does not feature in Knight Frank’s top 20 global residential cities index of places where property prices are rising fastest. Top in the world, with growth of 22% in the past year, is Surat in India, although its performance follows big falls. Edinburgh, at 12 per cent, is the only the British city in the top 20, at eighth. Eleven of the top 20 are in Europe. Rotterdam (14.8 per cent), Porto (11.7) and Sofia (11.3) join long-standing frontrunners such as Berlin (14.9), Budapest (14.4) and Reykjavik (11.8). Duncan Farmer

TAPASTIME Tapas Brindisa, the family-run Spanish bar and restaurant known for its authentic charcuterie, cheese and other Spanish delicacies, will open at Battersea Power Station this Autumn. The restaurant is the latest to join the line-up at Circus West Village, the first phase of the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, which is quickly establishing itself as London’s hottest new food and drink destination. Sitting on the banks of the Thames, Tapas Brindisa will join Francesco Mazzei’s Fiume and the seafood specialists Wright Brothers, which both opened at Circus West Village last year. The restaurant will also boast a spacious outdoor terrace directly overlooking the River Thames, with the iconic Power Station in the backdrop. Centred on Spanish home-cooking, Brindisa will feature recipes collected over the years by Founder Monika Linton and Brindisa’s chefs, with regularly changing seasonal tapas. Dishes will include: Alejandro chorizo braised in red wine on Navarrico chickpeas and lemon hummus; Sobrasada and Bauma goats curd stuffed figs and chestnut honey and Smoked Ortiz Tuna with candied beetroot and burnt citrus.

NOIDEA The very people who might benefit from shared ownership deals have little idea what it involves, according to a survey from TotallyMoney. It seems 80% of first-time buyers do not understand what ‘leasehold’ means, despite their properties being leasehold, only 6% of first-time buyers have used the Government’s shared ownership scheme and 40% of first-time buyers rely on financial support from friends and family to buy their first home. The survey revealed that 18-24 year olds are clueless about how Shared Ownership works with only 28% knowing what it is. Once it was explained to them more than a third of first-time buyers didn’t fancy the scheme in case there were hidden fees. One of the attractions of shared ownership where the buyer rents part of the property and buys the other part on a mortgage is that overtime the buyer can increase the share they own. More details on are on the TotallyMoney website.


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SURPRISE SURPRISE The Government is likely to miss its annual house building target by 50,000, 86% of house builders and developers say, according to a Knight Frank survey. In its annual housebuilding report Knight Frank reveals that the overwhelming majority of builders think the construction of 250,000 additional homes a year is the maximum achievable amount by 2022, falling short of the government’s 300,000 target. The house builders identified planning as the biggest hurdle to reaching the target. However, 61% of builders said they plan to increase the number of homes they build during the next 12 months. The majority of respondents to the survey (55%) said that London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Affordable Homes threshold of 35% could, if applied on a national basis, hinder the delivery of Affordable Homes, suggesting that any threshold would need to be set locally. However, most respondents (62%) actually favoured a threshold approach to Affordable Housing, provided

the target was set clearly and adhered to, due to its transparency and the likelihood it would make bidding for land more competitive. David Fenton, Head of Regional Land at Knight Frank commented, “Nationwide, housebuilding looks set to increase, underpinned by more evenly distributed house price growth and high levels of employment in regional cities. However, our survey indicates that scepticism prevails among house builders over whether it’s possible to deliver 300,000 additional homes a year, and ultimately they will only build what they can sell.

NEWFACE Savills’ London residential business has been joined by Liza-Jane Kelly, one of the industry’s most dynamic sales directors, who will head Savills’ prime core market sales. As founder of Marsh & Parsons, Liza-Jane was helped develop its areas of operation and grew the business from five to 29 offices. With 20 years estate agency experience in the capital, Liza-Jane has worked throughout London. In her new role at Savills she will be working with and evolving existing teams, concentrating on prime core markets across 35 London offices. Head of Global Residential, Justin Marking, says: “It’s an exciting appointment and great to have Liza-Jane join us; she’ll be a real asset to our London business as we continue our strategic push into the wider markets across London.” Liza-Jane adds: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Savills, a company and brand I have long admired. I’m looking forward to contributing to an exceptional business whose culture, ambition and positive approach continues to deliver fantastic results.”

WORD ON THE STREET Have you noticed the latest side effect to higher stamp duty being the popularity of the fixer-upper? CAROLINE KELLAWAY SAVILLS CLAPHAM Particularly in family centric neighbourhoods of south west London, fixeruppers are still extremely desirable. Buyers welcome the opportunity to create a home that is completely personal to them, creating space that suits their needs and with an interior design that is tailored to their taste. Today these properties can be few and far between, making them all the more sought-after when they do come to the market. A realistically priced Victorian terraced home ripe for renovation can generate significant competition and interested buyers will have done their homework, worked out their sums and also factored build costs into their budget.

MITCHELL MURPHY KNIGHT FRANK DULWICH I have definitely seen an increase in buyers looking for properties that are in need of some work but not as many looking for a full refurbishment projects. Most of my buyers are families who are upsizing or moving for schools and need to move straight in to the new home. They do not have the time for refurbishment projects and would need somewhere to stay whilst the works are carried out. More cost! Most buyers like properties with an opportunity to update or increase the size so that they feel they are adding some value and therefore physiologically recouping some of the moving costs.


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Guide price: POA 6 Bedrooms A stunning six bedroom family home set within 0.36 acre, built in 2008 by the renowned Lifestyle Projects developer and located on a private road on the Coombe estate. Boasting approximately 7,200 ft2 of accommodation spread over four floors; the property comprises six bedrooms, two en suites and two further bathrooms, kitchen/ dining room with family room and study, drawing room, utility and laundry rooms and basement floor with games room and gymnasium. The property also enjoys a sunken conservatory and a delightful countrified rear garden and is within walking distance of Marymount International, Rokeby School and Holy Cross; with Richmond Park at the doorstep. EPC: D

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Next to Cheyne Walk, the 1760 sq ft ‘Walter Greaves’ offers a unique way of living at less than £1,000 p/sq ft which is amazing for Chelsea (and there’s no stamp duty). FInished to the highest standards, it has a large open-plan kitchen, dining/drawing room with a spacious terrace plus two large en suite bedrooms, a separate study/snug, utility, cloak and plant rooms. Knight Frank Riverside 020 3597 7670

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James Jones is a fully navigable Humber keel houseboat currently located in Thames Ditton Marina. The deck has plenty of entertaining space and below there’s a good size lounge and a fitted kitchen, the main bedroom with en suite shower, a second bedroom and utility room. Just 0.8 miles from Surbiton station with access to Waterloo in 18 minutes. 020 8977 4500

Guide price £235,000

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Zenzen is a one bedroom houseboat on the Basingstoke Canal just half a mile from West Byfleet station. A large open area leads to a fitted kitchen, dining and living room and on to a large double bedroom with en suite and main bathroom.The boat has a large private garden area and two summerhouses for guests or entertaining. 020 8977 4500



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espite the artificial lawns and boarding that has taken over many a London garden, it seems that 75 per cent of us prefer the natural route and like to encourage wildlife. A Royal Horticultural Society survey found that 40 per cent of people plant wildlife friendly plants and over three quarters of gardeners actively try to encourage more wildlife into their gardens. Over a third of gardeners grow plants recommended for bees, butterflies and other precious pollinators. Birds, bees and snails are the creatures most often seen in our gardens, but two out of five of us have never seen a hedgehog, nearly half have never seen a bat and over a third have never seen a frog, toad or newt in their gardens. Whilst butterflies are in the top five type of wildlife seen in gardens, nearly half of all people who have had a garden for more than three years think the population of butterflies has decreased. RHS Chief Horticulturist, Guy Barter, says: “These results show that supporting wildlife in our outside spaces is really important to many of us. “However some areas need more attention as only about one in ten of us has built a pond which is extremely beneficial to wildlife, especially when the weather is warm as they make gardens cooler and provide water for thirsty animals. “Surprisingly twice as many people reported quite advanced wildlife friendly measures, such as leaving decaying wood (22%), putting out bird boxes (28%) or making a compost heap (25%).” For hedgehogs the RHS recommends creating a hole in fencing so hedgehogs can forage between territories, leaving log piles as a safe site for breeding or hibernating and creating compost heaps to provide good nesting sites and food with lots of insects. For frogs, toads and newts ponds are vital and for bats night scented flowers, ponds and reducing artificial light can help make gardens a haven.

uttons, the online nursery, is backing the trend to help wildlife with a range of traditional flowers to attract pollinators. They have teamed with the British Beekeepers Association to provide seed varieties that will keep pollinators nourished. Their wildlife seeds country garden mix for £1.99 provides hardy annual flowers all summer. Suttons also sells beekeeping starter kits, that take the guesswork out of choosing the right hive. Suttons supplies a large insect hotel for £12.99. Hives for non-swarming bees like the Red Mason Bee, Leafcutter Bees and other solitary bees, start from £19.99. These friendly bees are industrious and safe around children and pets. This solitary beehive mounted in a sunny position provides a habitat that has become harder to find in modern gardens. For the more ambitious a bumblebee hive can be had for £149.99. The native bumblebee is more efficient at pollinating than the honeybee because it flies in cool windy or damp conditions. They are docile and only sting if severely aggravated. The bumblebee villa has wooden legs to raise it from the ground, a rear ventilation hole and a detachable wooden roof. It comes complete with a large hive colony of a queen and 50 workers with eggs, sugar water food supply and pollen to help bees during their transportation. At the end of the summer bumblebees die off but the new queens will create new colonies nearby and next year you can order a new colony. You can buy the hive at any time with a voucher to redeem for the bee colony in the spring.

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PICKOFTHE PAPERBACKS BOOKOFTHEMONTH THE ROOSTER BAR BY JOHN GRISHAM HODDER & STOUGHTON £7.99 Mark, Todd and Zola dreamed of changing the world, but instead they face a mountain of debt and no hope for a glittering future. They start to realise it’s not even worth graduating from their bottom league law school – and start hanging out in The Rooster Bar, plotting how to dodge their loan sharks. But maybe there’s another way. Maybe they know enough about the law to pass as lawyers. Because it turns out the crooked hedge fund billionaire who owns their law school also runs the bank that arranged their student loans. And it’s time justice was served. Even if it means taking on the FBI. Grisham is back with another legal profession thriller.

HOME FIRE KAMILA SHAMSIE BLOOMSBURY £8.09 Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings after their mother’s death, she is finally studying in America. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London – or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared to take up the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Handsome and privileged and the son of a powerful British Muslim politician, Eamonn has his own path to follow. The futures of the two families are linked as loyalties are strained as love and politics intervene. Rated as an Observer, New Statesman and Telegraph best book of the year. A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE BY SHARI LAPENA TRANSWORLD £7.99 By the author of the bestseller The Couple Next Door, this electrifying new thriller has more twists than a helter skelter. Karen finds herself in hospital with concussion but she can’t remember what she was doing when she crashed the car. The police don’t believe her. Back home something is odd, someone has been in the house and moved things. Is her husband Tom up to no good, is Karen a suspect, what’s the best friend up to? In this house everything and everyone is suspect and something is going on that someone might kill to conceal.

FORCE OF NATURE BY JANE HARPER LITTLE BROWN BOOK GROUP £7.99 Following her best seller The Dry, Harper succeeds with another thriller set in the rugged Australian landscape. Five go out for a hike and four come back. Has she fallen victim to a serial killer or has one of her four colleagues on the corporate retreat designed to help team building, seized the opportunity to get rid of her? Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk joins the hunt because Alice is a whistleblower in his latest case involving financial shenanigans – and Alice knew secrets, about the company she worked for and the people she worked with. MUNICH BY ROBERT HARRIS CORNERSTONE £8.99 History has written off Chamberlain as a hopeless appeaser, yet in Harris’ treatment not only is he desperate to preserve the peace, he ultimately buys time for Britain to get on a war footing. Mixed up with the negotiations two young men one German, one English travel with their own secrets. Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries, Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They were friends at Oxford but haven’t seen each other since a falling out in Munich six years before. As the future of Europe hangs in the balance they meet again in this brilliant spy novel.

FACTUAL PAPERBACKPICK ADMISSIONS: A LIFE IN BRAIN SURGERY BY HENRY MARSH ORION £8.99 A follow up to the fantastic Do No Harm, telling more about a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. He has saved lives and in some cases operations have proved disastrous for the patient – who arguably would be better off dead. He has now retired from his full-time job in the NHS and is continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine as he thinks about what 40-year studying and handling the human brain has taught him. He reflects on his childhood, early days as a medical student and looks at the difficulties of a profession where trying to prolong life can prove tragic for the patients and their families.

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UPSIDE DOWN With bedrooms at the bottom of the house and the sizeable open plan reception room incorporating kitchen, dining room and sitting room at the top, this upside down house has a unique charm


he building dates back to 1910 when it was used to stable horses for use in nearby Richmond Park. Then it became an office and finally it was bought by niche developers Richmond Park Road Mews Ltd, who divided it into two three-double bedroom mews houses. The result is a beautiful example of period charm meeting modern design. No 2 Old Church House has been modernised and redeveloped while preserving its origins. Kurt Little says: “The principles behind the developers are of long standing, doing iconic work, for example the Jam Factory in Southwark, so all of our projects are unique. We also ask ourselves how we would live in the building and what specification we would want to enjoy. “Dealing with old buildings, you have to be ready to think on your feet when problems arise, but the results are interesting and rewarding. “With refurbishments, even those which are stripped back to shell like in this project, you risk uncovering worrying stuff where the structural engineer says: ‘Oh dear.’ Fortunately we didn’t find any major issues this time, although we had to cut out and replace some of the floor joists and in order to keep the large original timber

lintels over the window space we had to reinforce them with steel plates. Everything has to be brought up to the standards that the structural engineer, building control and Checkmate, the 10-year warranty provider dictates and they are always very cautious in their judgements.” Outside of the shell structure, everything is new, from the wiring to the plumbing, insulation, fire protection and new sockets. “After considering the basic building and shape, we decided to do an upside down house with bedrooms on the ground floor because we wanted to make a feature out of the vaulted ceiling in the upstairs that we felt was more appropriate for living space. With the windows, exposed beams and rooflights it is indeed a very light and bright space. “We also had to deal with a long and narrow building with an L shape at on end, which gave us a lot of windows. It also allowed us to keep to an open plan, yet locate a dining room adjacent to the kitchen area, but out of direct sight of the living area. You can have a dinner party, leave all the mess and go sit in the sitting room to relax without looking at the dirty dishes. “The house therefore offers superb lateral space. Each

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of the three double bedrooms has its own luxury en suite. The bathrooms are slightly Bohemian instead of the safe white and chrome that most developers go for. In one of the bathrooms we had the space so we enlarged the shower cubicle to fill the entire width of the room. “The house has been planned to offer what we would like to have in our own homes. “There is underfloor heating in all rooms with independent zones topped by wide plank engineered wood flooring. “Storage space in the bedrooms is generous because everyone wants cupboards and shelves and space to tidy things away. Even the stairs have space to display your valued possessions. “The colour palette throughout is modern with grey tones but flexible enough to accept a personal touch. “One of the houses has already been sold and the other one is still available.” Old Church House, Richmond Park Road, East Sheen, SW14, £899,999, Marsh & Parsons 0208 878 2828


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This ravishing five-bedroom home is jam-packed with original features and has a fairy tale south-facing garden that measures over 100 feet. More notable features include a self-contained basement, kitchen/diner, bathroom, shower room and double reception. You’re close to Zone 2 trains and London Overground links and (Ofsted ‘outstanding’) Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College.


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VERSATILE SPACE This exceptional, 4/5 bedroom property has been cleverly designed and built to exacting standards to create impressive proportions and to maximise light and space with great views


n entering the property, the large south-facing window above the front door allows plenty of natural light to flood in, with the feature wall and floating staircase being a particularly striking attribute of the spacious entrance hall. The luxurious master bedroom suite is located on the ground floor, with a bespoke fully fitted dressing room and spacious en suite bath and shower room. There are three more double bedrooms on this floor, two of which have built-in wardrobes and the third has double doors leading to the small outside garden area. Each bedroom has concealed electric blinds. On the first floor there is an impressive, triple aspect, open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room offering a wonderful entertaining space with terrific views across the south of London and beyond. Bi-fold doors lead to the imposing, ‘L’ shaped roof terrace that also has

wonderful views. The bespoke fitted Bulthaup kitchen is fully equipped with a Siemens oven, combination oven and warming draw, a Sub-Zero fridge with two freezer drawers and a Gaggenau dishwasher. The sizeable central island has additional storage and a breakfast bar. The formal reception room is also on this floor and has large windows with fantastic views to the front of the property and a Juliet balcony to the rear. There is also built-in space for a television. Both rooms on this floor have vaulted ceilings and electric skylight windows. The fifth bedroom is located on the lower ground floor offering plenty of flexibility for it to be used as a bedroom, gymnasium, cinema room or a garage (subject to planning permission).

‘Throughout the house there is under floor heating and bespoke walnut carpentry’

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AWARD WINNER This stunning four bedroom townhouse, with its own driveway and garage, forms part of the award-winning Queen Mary’s Place: an exceptional collection of homes arranged within a classic street layout, overlooking elegant squares and beautifully landscaped courtyards


he house, which has three bathrooms, has flexible, welldesigned space over three floors and consists of an entrance hall with downstairs WC, office and utility room. There is a spacious, contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances and an open plan living/dining area, with large bi-fold doors opening onto the private garden, making this an amazing entertaining space. On the first floor there is a bright reception room with French doors opening onto a large terrace, a master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and a luxury en suite shower room. The second floor houses a large family bathroom and three more bedrooms, including one with an en suite shower room. The entire property has been recently refurbished to an extremely high specification. It also has a garage and off-street parking and a private garden

as well as the use of the beautifully landscaped grounds of Queen Mary’s Place. Queen Mary’s Place is ideally located to enjoy some of the capital’s finest green spaces although Central London is just seven miles away. It is surrounded by the lush landscapes of Richmond Park and the commons at Putney, Barnes and Wimbledon, meaning that the area around Queen Mary’s Place offers a choice of scenic settings in which to relax. There are three attractive and prestigious golf courses in the vicinity, including the exclusive Roehampton Club mere minutes away. There are a range of excellent local amenities nearby and good bus links to Barnes, Hammersmith and Putney stations. The house is offered for sale with no onward chain. Gillis Square, Putney, SW15, £1,150,000, Lauristons 020 8012 3458


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FOUR FLOORS HIGH Set over four floors, this brilliantly refurbished three bedroom house, with two bathrooms and two reception rooms, was originally built in the 1830s


s you walk through the front door, you encounter the charming reception room. Carry on through and find the guest cloakroom, utility room and side door on to Mint Street Park. Up the staircase there is the master suite, which occupies the whole of the first floor and includes a walk-in dressing area and generous en suite bathroom. The second floor holds two double bedrooms and a shower room. Then there is the lower ground floor, which you enter from a staircase on the ground floor, to find the open plan kitchen/dining room/snug. This level is spacious and equipped with welldesigned wine storage. This basement living area has a warm and cosy feel to it with a door leading onto the courtyard, which is set

over two levels, connected by a spiral staircase. The upper level is a perfect private summer seating area with side access onto the lovely Mint Street Park. The house is located only moments away from both Borough tube station (0.2 miles) and London Bridge station (0.5 miles), so the property offers fast and easy access to the City, which is also within walking distance. It is 10 minutes to Canary Wharf in one direction on the Jubilee line and 10 minutes from Bond Street in the other direction. The house is close to the bars and restaurants in London Bridge and the vibrant Borough Market. Other iconic attractions nearby are The Shard and the Tower of London.

‘Close to the bars and restaurants in London Bridge and the vibrant Borough Market’

Southwark Bridge Road, Southwark, SE1, £1,750,000, Knight Frank 020 3837 1520


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NEW HOMES UPDATE Tim Banks, Octagon CEO, says everything in the garden needs to be rosy in the perfect new development


aving already enjoyed what has quite possibly been the hottest, and most consistently sunny June and July on record, the glorious weather has served as a stark reminder as to the joys of a beautifully landscaped garden and well-designed outdoor space. Landscaping is one of the very first things to be formulated by our teams as, a lot of the time, it’s required to be submitted along with the planning application before the build is begun. We work closely with a range of top level landscape architects, who understand our brand ethos for perfection at every level, and appreciate our clients’ needs and expectations when it comes to the aesthetics of our homes and outside spaces. We pride ourselves on delivering mature and lavishly planted areas to all our homes and developments, working carefully with the space available to really maximise and enhance the home. Putting our pledges into practice, our super-sized townhouses just off the River Thames in Fulham are well equipped with an array of courtyards, balconies and terraces – quite a rarity in a London location. All nine of the five storey homes enjoy a landscaped courtyard to the rear of the open plan kitchen, along with balconies to the drawing room and master suite, while an innovative lower courtyard garden creates an indoor/ outdoor space for year round enjoyment. However, the pièce de résistance in outdoor living comes in the form of the roof top terraces at Plots 8 and 9, which give residents unbeatable views along the River Thames. The stunning showhouse is open for viewing WednesdaySunday, 10am-4pm. Offering the ultimate in countryside living in Sunningdale,

Berkshire, Titlarks House sits within a 1.4 acre southbacking plot, with a vast patio encircling the rear of the home, making it ideal for al fresco entertaining. Due to launch early autumn in collaboration with Kebbell Homes, Titlarks House includes an extensive lawn and envyinducing leisure suite, complete with spa, sauna, steam room and treatment room. While the 10m x 5m indoor swimming pool with glass skylights is protected from the elements during the winter months. The complex enjoys a full wall of fold back glass doors, bringing the outdoors in during the warmer months. Last, but certainly not least, June saw the launch of Eagle House, a Grade II* Listed building in the heart of Wimbledon Village, lovingly converted by the Octagon team into eight luxury apartments – seven of which are available from £2.75m. We’ve chosen what we call a ‘fusion’ garden – a very formal layout to reflect the site’s extensive history, bought together with plenty of informal planting. Designed in conjunction with English Heritage, the gardens were a central element of the grand house when it was built in the early 1600s, and our landscaping has brought the gardens back to their former glory. The structure is very rigid, with smart paving and paths, while the bedding plants have a more country cottage feel to them – the result is something really striking, and we’ve had excellent feedback so far. Eagle House is now open to view by appointment only – please contact the team to arrange a viewing.

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LATESTPHASE L&Q has launched the latest phase of homes at the Elephant Park project in Elephant and Castle. It consists of 58 one, two and three bedroom apartments available for shared ownership


rices start at £121,250 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment. All the flats come with fully integrated kitchens and modern living areas. Residents will also have access to a 24/7 concierge and gym. Included in the flats are 10 units that are accessible by wheelchair users. The flats are designed around what will be the capital’s largest new park in 70 years. The Elephant Park development – which will deliver a new community of 3,000 new homes over the next 10 years – is an integral part of Elephant and Castle’s broader transformation, with new local infrastructure and restaurants and shopping space in the pipeline. Thanks to a partnership with developers Lendlease L&Q will provide a much-needed pocket of affordability across the multi-phase development, representing around 25% of all housing across Elephant Park. Lucy Chitty, Sales and Customer Service Director for L&Q’s South Region says: “First time buyers can often feel priced out of central London property hotspots. Our new homes at Elephant Park will be some of the most

well-connected in London, giving buyers the opportunity to purchase more centrally, in an area where they truly want to live.” Sustainability is at the heart of the overall vision for Elephant Park and will include planting hundreds of trees, in addition to over 100 retained mature trees. Each apartment will have private outside space and access to communal gardens. The transformation of Elephant and Castle will see the area becoming more pedestrian friendly. Elephant Park is a short walk to Elephant and Castle underground station, from where Waterloo and Bank can be reached in four minutes. Elephant Park, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, from £121,250 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (full market value £485,000) and £190,000 for a 25% share of a three bedroom apartment (full market value £760,000), 0333 0033 760 uk or

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SKYHIGH Towering almost 200 feet above Greenwich the Skyline Apartments have been launched by Weston Homes. The four apartments have views over the Thames and Isle of Dogs and are located 193 ft above ground on the top 17th floor of the Buchanan Tower, at the company’s Precision development in Greenwich. The four Skyline Apartments each have three bedrooms in two different layouts. They have private recessed balconies and are finished to a high specification. Precision is a £120 million Thameside development that has transformed the historic 1.2 acre Telegraph Works factory site in Greenwich into a new residential address of 256 apartments in four buildings, set within landscaped grounds. The Telegraph Works factory was founded in 1857 and built the transatlantic telegraph cables which, laid under the Atlantic Ocean, enabled Queen Victoria to communicate with US President James Buchanan in 1858 and the private undersea line which connected PM Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt in 1940. The factory closed in 2013. Each of the Skyline Apartments has

an entrance hall, which opens onto a spacious double reception room, with floor to ceiling windows. The fully fitted designer kitchens by Oakwood kitchens have quartz stone worktops and upstands, integrated Zanussi appliances and luxury hotel style Fascino designer curved feature taps with hose-spray extension, instant boiling water tap and integrated stainless steel soap dispenser. There is also a Fascino stainless steel sink with oversized single bowl and integrated removable chopping board. Bob Weston, Chairman & Managing Director of Weston Homes said: “These stylish Skyline Apartments are the highest apartments currently available for sale at Precision in Greenwich, and offer panoramic views over Greenwich, the River Thames and Isle of Dogs. Precision is a landmark residential address located on a premium Greenwich peninsula site.”

NEARTHE COMMON Award-winning developer Fruition Properties is launching Avery Walk, a boutique collection of nine, three bedroom, spacious and architecturally striking townhouses, close to Clapham Common. Situated on a quiet new mews, each home is finished in yellow brick and has a large roof terrace, accessed via an automated skylight, with far reaching views over London. The favoured enclaves of Clapham Old Town, Battersea, Northcote Road and Abbeville Road are all nearby, providing an appealing mixture of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. There is also an excellent selection of both English and French speaking primary and secondary schools nearby. With Clapham Common Underground (Zone 2) and Clapham Junction Rail less than a mile away, Avery Walk provides easy access into London and beyond. Avery Walk, Clapham Common, from £1,750,000,, Fruition Properties on 020 3828 0128

Skyline Apartments, Greenwich, from £899,995 for a three bedroom, one balcony apartment, and from £915,000 for a three bedroom, two balcony apartment. Weston Homes, 020 8293 9386 or



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THE JOY OF RIVERSIDE LIVING Beside the Thames in Wandsworth SW18: Immaculately designed two bedroom apartments ready to move into now from £755,000 with pool, gym, steam room, gardens, car parking and a delightful river attached. Travel by Thames Clippers directly to the West End or the City.

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RESTORING A MASTERPIECE Dating back to the early 1600s, Eagle House is one of the few and finest examples of a Jacobean Manor House still standing in London. It has recently been impeccably refurbished, extended and converted into just eight luxury apartments, of which only seven will be offered for sale by Octagon Developments and Criterion Capital. Located in the heart of sought-after Wimbledon Village, adjacent to Wimbledon Common, this prestigious Grade II* listed building is ideally placed for the chic boutiques, restaurants and bars of the High Street, as well as Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club and Royal Wimbledon Golf Club. The exclusive two and three bedroom homes enjoy a beautifully landscaped communal rear garden and private forecourt parking, with Wimbledon train station just one mile away. Exceptional local schools include King’s College, Wimbledon High School and Rokeby School. GUIDE PRICES From £2.75m

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he Bank of England’s decision to hold base rates last month (June) was welcome news to borrowers as they can continue to make the most of the record lows in terms of mortgage costs. But speculation continues that the Bank will move Base Rate in August as positive economic news filters through. As the likelihood grows, the money markets expectations change accordingly – funding costs go up, which some lenders pass on. While Interest Rate Swaps move around as the market attempts to predict the future path for interest rate, clearly upwards, what is more difficult to fathom is by how much and at what pace. However, also take into consideration that the UK mortgage market is highly competitive and over supplied in certain areas – which could apply some downward pressure on rates. Even if borrowers have missed the boat with regards to the very lowest pricing, mortgage rates available today are still historically very attractive and the borrower should be happy that they are getting a good deal. GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS






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nterest-only mortgages are making a comeback and not just for high earners or people with big deposits. As the name suggests borrowers repay only the interest on the capital sum, which is then paid off at the end of the term. They fell out of favour with the authorities when many people came to the end of the mortgage term but had no means to repay the original debt. The rise of equity release and retirement mortgages has prompted new lenders to enter the market and according to Moneyfacts, the financial information provider, there are now 53 interest-only mortgages to choose from.




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NEGATIVEVIBES Don’t be alarmed by dire warnings in the light of a very likely base rate rise, says Duncan Farmer


people who suffered were either those forced to sell because they had lost their job or were divorcing, or those who panicked and saw no future in home ownership. How the latter must have regretted that decision. House prices, as they always have, recovered, interest rates fell and negative equity vanished to such an extent that journalists writing about it today have to explain what it is. The value of your home – be it high or low – is irrelevant unless you are forced to sell or if renting becomes so much more economically attractive than having a mortgage. That has yet to happen and people now putting off buying their first home in the expectation that prices could fall further will spend a long time paying rent that they will never get back. On the second point, some borrowers, typically those on high incomes and fast career paths, have borrowed as much four and a half times their income. Not only has their salary risen since they took out their loan and it is probably on a fixed rate and thus protected from forthcoming rises, but also to get such a big loan the financial checks they would have gone through would have been so stringent that a small rate rise would barely register.

he odds on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy putting up the base rate by 0.25 points at its next meeting are now so short that it’s as good as certain, and already the media has warned of the dire consequences that lie ahead, even though the number of people who will be badly affected is negligible. Two recent articles stand out: one warns of the threat of negative equity – the situation in which the value of your home has fallen below the amount outstanding on your mortgage; and the second is that people who have been granted higher-than-average loans relative to their income could be hardest hit by a rate rise. It is important to point out that a rise of 0.25 points would add about £30 to the monthly repayments on a £250,000 mortgage based on the Halifax standard variable rate mirroring the Bank’s rise. That works out at about £1 per day. Negative equity was common in the early 1990s when interest rates were far higher than they are today and house prices were falling dramatically. The


stimated gross mortgage lending for the total market in May 2018 was £22.2bn, 8.8 per cent higher than the same month a year earlier, with mortgage approvals by the main high street banks increasing by 3 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier, according to UK Finance. Eric Leenders, its managing director of personal finance, said: “May’s increase in mortgage approvals was driven by strong growth in remortgaging, as a large number of fixed-term mortgages came to an end and homeowners took advantage of a competitive market to shop around for attractive deals. Increased efforts by lenders to contact their customers before their current mortgage deal expires have also contributed to this rise.

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WHAT’SON... SCOOP: A WONDERFUL ICE CREAM WORLD Gasholders, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross Until Sun 30 Sept

The British Museum of Food’s founders Bompas & Parr present this exhibition dedicated to all things ice cream. See memorabilia from the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia, try scoops with flavours of a bygone era like candied fruit, an all-day-breakfast flavour and an 18th century daffodil recipe, taste a glow-in-the-dark concoction in a futuristic luminescent cave and stand in a cloud of vanilla-flavoured fog and breathe it in.

WORLD GALLERY Horniman Museum and Gardens, Forest Hill SE23 Ongoing

The museum’s new World Gallery is sharing stories from cultures across the globe. Over 3,000 objects give a glimpse into other ways of life and a greater understanding of other peoples, places and cultures. You can touch intricately tooled Tuareg metalwork, arctic seal and reindeer skin, or discover a digital coral reef at your feet. Smell aromatic herbs used by Bhutanese ritual healers in the Himalayas, listen to epic First Nations’ stories from the Pacific Northwest Coast, and even play in a Lagos market stall.

LONDON NATIONAL PARK CITY WEEK Various venues Until Sun 29 Jul

Join London’s first ever National Park City Week. Take part in over 270 events and activities across the week all celebrating the city’s green spaces, trees, waterways and natural environment. There’ll be urban wildlife walks, talks, explorations of London’s lesser-known green spaces, family activities, workshops, opportunities to look after green spaces, boat trips, bike rides, tree trails and more.

RIDE LONDON Sat Jul 28-Sun 29 Jul Various locations

The world’s largest festival of cycling returns to the capital. More than 100,000 people are expected to take on eight miles of empty London roads for this weekend feast of cycling aimed at riders of any age and ability. Cheer the amateur riders taking part in the 100-mile fundraising challenge and the pros whizzing past in the Grand Prix event. Join in the street party in Wimbledon on Sunday with activities for all the family to enjoy while you cheer on the cyclists. Face-painting, balloon modelling, live music, tasty treats and deckchairs for relaxing.

MERCATO METROPOLITANO Elephant and Castle Sat 4 Aug, 11-5

Stock up on prints, cards, ceramics, textiles and homeware at this market showcasing work from independent makers and artists across the UK. New traders are always featured and you’ll find crafty workshops, street food and DJs there too.

VITALITY WOMEN’S HOCKEY WORLD CUP 2018 Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 Ends Aug 5

Hosts England battle it out with 15 top nations in their bid to be crowned world champions for the first time, in front of a roaring home crowd. England are looking to emulate their success at the 2015 Unibet EuroHockey Championships, which they won on home soil.

RIVER STAGE National Theatre Square, South Bank Until Sun 12 Aug

The NT’s bringing the fun this summer with weekends of free outdoor performance. Free live music, dance and theatre at the National Theatre’s free outdoor mini-festival weekends. River Stage takes over a dedicated spot

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on Southbank outside the theatre, offering crowds the chance to discover new performers, join in workshops, or just slump back in a deckchair and soak up the sun.

LEE BUL Hayward Gallery, South Bank Until Aug 19

The Korean artists’s sci-fi dreamscape full of huge, gloomy, multi-limbed, fleshy monsters, cyborgs, crystals a, mirror mazes and karaoke. exhibitions/hayward-gallery.../lee-bul

ROOFTOP FILM CLUB Bussey Building, Peckham Until Sep

Watch a film up in the clouds on top of the Bussey Building and enjoy a panoramic view over the city. Screenings start at sunset. Food and drink available.

SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES National History Museum Until Sun 16 Sept

The Natural History Museum’s butterfly house returns to a specially constructed tropical enclosure on the Museum’s east lawn. Come face to face with tropical butterflies, including the swallowtail, blue morpho, the © Trustees of the Natural History Museum, moon moth and London [2018]. All rights reserved. many others originating from Africa, Southeast Asia and North and South America, and take part in games, activities and challenges to learn more about the sensory world of the fluttering creatures.

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Englewood Road, Clapham SW12

Offers in Excess Of ÂŁ1,225,000 Freehold

A very beautiful & substantial Victorian property that is laid out over 3/4 floors. Requiring refurbishment throughout, this property is the perfect opportunity to buy a home that could be beautifully extended with a side return extension to create a stunning, open plan family room/kitchen with bi-folding doors that would overlook the very appealing rear gardens. The loft could also be extended further to provide a most amazing master suite or extra bedrooms for the family. All extensions would be subject to planning permission(s) being granted. Properties of this nature rarely come up in this location. Clapham South tube station is just moments away. EPC EER D.

Balham Sales: 020 8772 9373


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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468

Glycena Road, Battersea SW11

Asking Price: ÂŁ950,000 Freehold

A very attractive three-bedroom Victorian family home located in a sought after residential road just off Lavender Hill. The property is located with both easy access to Clapham Junction Mainline station and the open space of Clapham Common, the location is superb for young families. Internally the property provides three bedrooms, a double reception, kitchen, bathroom and downstairs WC; there is also a cellar for storage or utilities. The property has the potential to extend to increase its floor area, accommodation and value by way of a loft conversion and/or ground floor extension subject to the usual planning consents. The property falls within the very sought after & desirable Wix’s School catchment. EPC EER D.

Battersea Sales: 020 7978 5800


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Gladstone Road, Wimbledon SW19

Asking Price: ÂŁ750,000 Freehold

This delightful and well-presented two-bedroom terraced home is situated in this sought after residential road in the heart of Wimbledon, only a stone’s throw from Wimbledon town centre with its wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants as well as Wimbledon station offering an over ground service into London and access to the District line. The accommodation is arranged over three floors which comprises of two good size interconnecting reception rooms and a modern fitted kitchen. On the first floor is a double bedroom and a large modern family bathroom and the staircase to the second floor, on the second floor is another double bedroom. Outside you have a private courtyard rear garden. The property is offered for sale with the added benefit of no onward chain. EPC EER D.

Wimbledon Sales: 020 8946 9468


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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468

Russell Grove, Oval SW9

Price: ÂŁ2,800 pcm

Lauristons is please to present this fantastic four bedroom house to the market. The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard, it comprises four huge double bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate WC, an open plan kitchen and a private rear garden. The property benefits from wooden flowing throughout, double glazed windows, and there is an attic for extra storage. Conveniently located in between Oval and Stockwell tube/rail stations, it offers excellent transport links and easy access to Central London. There are excellent local amenities; including the Oval Cricket stadium, Oval theatre, Saturday farmers market at St. Mark’s Church, and numerous cafes and local deli’s. EPC EER C. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown

Kennington Lettings: 020 7385 2296


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Falcon Wharf, Battersea SW11

Price: ÂŁ1,695 pcm

A stunning apartment on the 6th floor of this new development overlooking the Thames with amazing views from the Winter Garden, overlooking the river and Battersea. Comprising of open plan fully fitted kitchen/lounge leading onto a winter garden, a gorgeous bathroom with shower and bath and a very large bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. Located within walking distance of Clapham Junction station, Battersea Square and Battersea Park. The property is a great space for a 1 bedroom apartment, almost 800-850sqft. There is ample storage, a utility room and a vast amount of floor space. The development benefits from a concierge service, secure fob access and underground parking. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Battersea Lettings: 020 7978 5800

Cavendish Road, Balham SW12

Price: ÂŁ1,950 pcm

An outstanding two-bedroom maisonette to rent located in the heart of Balham close to Balham tube and rail station. The property has two good sized double bedrooms with large bay windows bringing in a wealth of natural light. You will have the benefit of a large reception/diner with wooden floor and doors that lead to the private patio garden. The kitchen is located to the rear of the property and is finished to an exceptional standard with further access to the patio garden. There is a neutral coloured bathroom and additional storage to the property with the property being available on a furnished basis for mid September 2018. EPC EER D. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Balham Lettings: 020 8772 9373


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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468

Draper’s Yard, Ram Quarter SW18

Price: £3,033 pcm

A superb three bedroom apartment located in Draper’s Yard, forming a part of the newly built Ram Quarter development. This modern apartment boasts three spacious double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a high spec three piece bathroom and a modern en-suite. Further comprising a spacious open-plan kitchen with fully integrated appliances and a Juliet balcony. Additional benefits include underfloor heating throughout, access to the communal gardens and a 24 hour concierge service. Transport options are located nearby with Wandsworth Town BR Station (London Waterloo) 0.2 miles away, East Putney station 0.7 miles and several bus routes into Putney and Clapham. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Putney Lettings: 020 8780 8780

Queensmere Road, Wimbldon SW19

Price: £2,000 pcm

A contemporary two-bedroom apartment offering ample living and entertainment space. The apartment comprises of two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes, two bathrooms, oak wooden flooring, gated parking and open planned living area with a modern kitchen that leads out to a huge private terrace. The shops, bars, cafés and restaurants of Southfields are a short walk away, the closet station is Southfields Underground (District Line) and a short walk to Wimbledon Village. Queensmere Road is a well-known residential street 400m from Wimbledon Common. 700m from the All England Club. In addition, the property is within the catchment area of several outstanding primary and secondary schools. EPC EER C. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Wimbledon Lettings: 020 8946 9468


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York Road, Battersea SW11

Prices From: ÂŁ435,000 Leasehold

Help to Buy Available. A new development of high specification apartments situated within a short walk of Clapham Junction station and Battersea Park, with only 4, one-bedroom homes available. All of the apartments offer spacious reception rooms with open plan kitchens featuring integrated appliances and composite stone worktops. The contemporary finishing includes tiled bathrooms with vanity units, neutral colour schemes and hard floor finishes throughout. One of the apartments also benefits from its own private balcony. 10-year building warranties are included, and all units are ready for immediate occupancy. Please note that the images and floorplan shown are of the show unit; individual apartment layouts will vary.

New Homes: 020 8879 9099


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fter starting life as a church residence Thames Cottage was turned into the Star and Garter alehouse in late Georgian times. Now the exceptional Grade II listed period riverside home with spectacular river views is on the market for the first time in over 50 years. It has three reception rooms, four bedrooms and a 91-foot long landscaped walled garden, with a garage. The house definitely dates from the late 17th century, but there are some references to its origins from as early as 1617. On the ground floor there is a reception room, hall/ dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a WC. The first floor houses a fabulous double reception

room and a study overlooking the river and two bedrooms and bathroom. There are two more bedrooms on the second floor, both with stunning river views. Outside are landscaped walled gardens to the rear of the house with a small walled front garden. Thames Cottage is located on a picturesque road along the banks of The River Thames between Barnes Bridge and Chiswick Bridge. Nearby Mortlake and Barnes Bridge stations provide a frequent service to Waterloo and there are bus services to Hammersmith and Richmond where there are underground stations. Thames Bank, Barnes, SW14, £2,600,000, Savills 020 8018 7777

PRIMEROAD A very well-presented five double bedroom, Victorian, mid-terraced house with a private garden on a prime West Putney river road. The house offers a well-balanced complement of reception space on the ground floor and family accommodation on the upper floors, with potential to extend into the side return. There is rear access to the 31-foot long garden via a spring passage. Bendemeer Road is in an excellent location, a short walk to the beautiful River Thames embankment, the green open space of Putney Lower Common, and the shops, bars and restaurants of the Lower Richmond Road. Putney mainline station and Putney Bridge Tube station are also within easy walking distance. The house is also in close proximity to a number of very good primary schools. Bendemeer Road, Putney, SW15, £1,450,000, Warren 020 8780 3604


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his charming single storey, two bedroom house forms part of the prestigious Coombe Estate’s original Grade II listed stable block, formerly the stables to Coombe Cottage built by George Dewey in 1863. It is close to local shops and bus transport and within easy reach of Wimbledon Village and Kingston town centre. This building has a tiled roof and a leaded cupola with a wrought iron weather vane and clock tower. There is a large open plan reception room with high vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. Double doors from the reception room, which has floorto-ceiling shutters, lead out onto the courtyard garden, which is paved and well stocked with a variety of mature shrubs. The smartly appointed kitchen has a range of fitted units offering good

storage with integrated appliances including a double oven, gas hob, and built in microwave, and benefits from a view over the garden. The master bedroom has a shared en-suite bathroom with the second bedroom, both of which have good storage space and views over the courtyard. The property has a share of the freehold of the gated development and has a garage and further off-street parking for another car. The property has a loft area – useful for storage. As well as its own private courtyard garden there is also an attractive communal garden area.

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

Recently sold...

Coombe Hill Stables, Beverley Lane, Coombe, Surrey KT2, £645,000, Robert Holmes 020 947 1100



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A superb state of the art residence of 6,454 sq ft (599,6 sq m) located next to Wimbledon Common and a short distance from Wimbledon Village Entrance hall • 44’ drawing room • kitchen/family room • cinema/media room • gym • master bedroom suite with 2 dressing rooms • study/6th bedroom • 4 further principal bedroom suites • annexe with kitchenette and shower room • landscaped gardens • triple garage and off-street parking • ER/C 62

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A smartly appointed, classically styled residence set in a small and exclusive gated development adjacent to the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course and Wimbledon Common Elegant reception hall with elliptical staircase • 3 reception rooms • conservatory/sitting room • kitchen/dining/family room • wine cellar • 6 beds • 5 bath/showers • South facing garden with covered patio • garage • OSP • ER/C

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Wimbledon Village


Recently renovated and extended with annexe accommodation 3 reception rooms • study • kitchen/breakfast room • games room • family room • gym • 6 beds (inc annexe) • 4 baths (inc annexe) • 158’ garden • OSP • ER/D

Refurbished and remodelled in the heart of the Village with potential to extend if required Open plan reception room • sitting/dining room • study • kitchen/breakfast room • playroom • 7 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms • gated off-street parking • garden • ER/E


Wimbledon Village



A spectacular and imposing designer house overlooking the All England Tennis Club Entrance hall • drawing room • study • kitchen/family room • 7 bedrooms • gymnasium/ bedroom 8 • 5 bath/shower rooms • landscaped garden • garage & OSP • ER/B

Set in secluded landscaped gardens with planning permission to extend (Ref: 16/P0597) Lovely hall • double reception room • kitchen/dining room • 4/5 bedrooms • dressing room/bedroom 4 • 3 bath/showers • beautiful walled gardens • detached garage • ER/E


Wimbledon Village


Completely refurbished on a plot of over 0.357 acre with covered swimming pool 3 reception rooms • kitchen/family room • media room • games room • s/c 1 bed room suite • 5 further beds • 5 further bath/showers • garden • garage & OSP • ER/C


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Situated in one of Wimbledon Village’s most picturesque residential roads Reception hall • lovely drawing room • sitting room • dining room • kitchen/breakfast room with snug • 5 beds • 3 baths • lovely garden • gated OSP • ER/D

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GRACIOUSLIVING S et within a wonderful mansion house, surrounded by delightful gardens, this four-bedroom splitlevel apartment is bright and appealing. Coombe House is a beautiful and unspoilt grade II listed mansion house surrounded by landscaped gardens that once adorned the former country estate. This lovely first floor apartment is approached via a communal entrance hall filled with old world charm and a beautiful carved oak staircase. The apartment retains many period features and is of an excellent size and perfect for adaptable living and bedroom space. A generously proportioned entrance hall leads onto an elegant and fulllength drawing room with a traditional fireplace and room for a full sized dining table. The room has wide windows overlooking the gardens and a door to a private roof terrace. The fourth bedroom has a door leading to a quite sensational top floor

private balcony with views over the gardens. The country style kitchen has attractive panelling with space for a breakfast table and chairs and a window onto the terrace. The master bedroom is a good size and has fitted cupboards as well as a large en suite bathroom. Upstairs are three charming bedrooms with beautiful windows in the eaves and a big separate bathroom. The gardens are secluded and serene with gorgeous mature landscaping and manicured lawns. The flat has a 125year lease dating from 1994. A neighbouring property within the mansion is also for sale, with three bedrooms, a reception room, private terrace, kitchen/dining room, an en suite shower room and a family bathroom. £725,000.

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

Recently sold...

Coombe House, Devey Close, Coombe, KT2, £895,000, Robert Holmes 020 8947 1100

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Slopes of Coombe


A bright and particularly appealing family home set on the slopes of Coombe enjoying a secluded westerly aspect rear garden. 4 Bedrooms • Super room with Kitchen Conservatory and sitting room • Utility Room • 4 Bathrooms • Secluded gardens


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Coombe Hill


A unique opportunity to acquire a substantial family residence set on a secluded and peaceful three quarters acre plot in the heart of the prestigious Coombe Hill Estate. 7 Bedrooms • 6 Bathrooms • 4 Reception Rooms • 0.75 acres • Secluded cul-de-sac • D/gge

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A well balanced, high ceilinged family house with a warm and welcoming feel 6 Beds • 3 Recep • 4 Bathrooms • 3,102 sq ft

West Wimbledon

Merton Park


A very charming and spacious family house with generous accommodation and a large garden with a wonderful vista 5 Beds • 2 Receps • Kit/Breakfast Room • Covered porch • Garage


Raynes Park

OIEO £1,500,000

A most impressively presented family home with a wonderful open plan living space ‘Super Room’ 4 Beds • 3 baths • 3 Receps • Excellent condition • Off st Parking

With a wealth of original features and superbly sized rooms the property provides a wonderful opportunity to create a really generously sized family house. 6 Beds • 4 Recs • 3 Recps • S/Pool


New Malden


Set within characterful grounds in a quiet and quaint cul-de sac off Beverley Lane in the Coombe Estate, 3 Beds • 1/2 Recps • 2 Baths • 1,475 sq ft


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A wonderful detached four bedroom family house set within a convenient cluster of roads between the town centre and Coombe Hill. 4 Beds • 2 Baths • 3 Recps • Lovely Garden • garage

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Wimbledon Village

£9,950 pcm


£9,500 pcm

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

An impressive modern family house recently comprehensively renovated to a high Scandinavian specification located in a quiet residential area close to Wimbledon Common and the All England Lawn Tennis Club. This property offers very flexible living space. ER/C

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£8,750 pcm

£3,500 pcm

Short Let - a particularly well restored and very well presented detached house with garage in the heart of Wimbledon Village moments from the restaurants and shops and within easy walking distance to the Mainline Station. ER/E

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

Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Village

£2,350 pcm

Spacious, light and airy three bedroom property that has been maintained to a high standard. Situated in an enviable location very close to Wimbledon Common and Canizarro Park and a short walk to the Village. ER/D

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£1,550 pcm

Located in the heart of the Village this light and spacious one bedroom flat is perfectly positioned for the local cafes, restaurants and shops and just a short walk to the Common anad transport links. Rent inclusive of water charges ER/C


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Fernside Road £975 per week A well-presented five-bedroom Victorian family home, ideally located in a sought after area, well known as the Nightingale Triangle. This spacious property extends to over 2,200 square feet and comprises a double reception room with wooden flooring and fully extended contemporary kitchen/breakfast room, with doors opening onto a paved garden. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Family bathroom • Two en suite shower rooms • Cellar • Garden • Available mid-August

Chatham Road £1,150 per week A superb five bedroom family house situated within a quiet mews development. The property measures approximately 2150 sq ft with excellent proportions in all of the principal rooms and also offers a south facing garden and off street parking for two cars. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen family room • Study/sixth bedroom • Master en suite shower room with dressing room • Family bathroom • South facing garden • Off street parking for two cars

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


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30 Bellevue Road, London, SW17 7EF T 020 3846 0999 E

Chestnut Grove £1,325,000 ON GREEN

This attractive five-bedroom Victorian family home has been finished to a high standard, with an excellent sense of light and space throughout. The accommodation is split over three levels and offers approximately 1890 sq ft with grand proportions in all the principle rooms. In addition, there is also the potential to extend, subject to the usual consents.


Five double bedrooms • Double reception • Kitchen breakfast room • Two bathrooms • Downstairs cloakroom • Garden • Cellar • Extensive loft space

Morella Road £2,250,000 Positioned on one of the most sought after residential streets between the commons is this grand Victorian family house measuring approximately 2,260 sq ft. The interior of this stunning property has been beautifully designed incorporating extremely high quality materials and fittings throughout. The house cleverly balances luxurious contemporary design with the original Victorian grandeur. Five double bedrooms • Two reception rooms • Kitchen/dining/living room • Master en suite bathroom • Family bathroom • Downstairs cloakroom/utility area • Cellar • Garden


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GRAND VICTORIAN A fantastic Victorian family house with a considerable garden measuring in excess of 88 ft


he property is beautifully presented throughout and offers 4811 sq ft of accommodation arranged over four floors. In addition, this impressive six-bedroom house sits on a particularly wide plot and benefits from an excellent sense of lateral space. There is a grand double reception room towards the front on the ground floor, with twin feature fireplaces, a large bay window and wooden flooring throughout. The rear part of the reception room is set as a formal dining room and benefits from built in cabinetry and intricate ceiling moulding. Double doors to the rear of the dining room lead through to a superb kitchen/breakfast room that has been beautifully finished with high quality wall and base units, integrated appliances and a central island/breakfast bar. There is plenty of space for entertaining as well as every day family living and french doors open to reveal an immaculate, landscaped garden. There is a utility cloakroom also available on the ground floor. An impressive master suite can be found on the first floor and boasts built in wardrobes and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. Four further double bedrooms (one with kitchenette) and twofamily

bathrooms are arranged over the upper levels. The lower ground floor contains a spacious and well-lit family/media room, with a door leading out into the garden. An additional double bedroom with contemporary en suite bathroom can be found toward the front of the house and benefits from a bay window and fitted wardrobes. A laundry room, good sized store room, wine store and a cloakroom are also available on the lower ground floor. There is also gated, off-street parking available for up to three cars. This stunning property sits back from Trinity Road and is accessed via a secure gated entrance. The amenities of Bellevue Road are within easy walking distance and the open spaces of Wandsworth Common are also just minutes away. Finton House School is situated close by, as well as a number of good state and private schools, subject to catchment and entry each year. Transport can be found at either Wandsworth Common Overground or Tooting Bec station, both an approximate ten-minute walk away.

‘This impressive six-bedroom house sits on a particularly wide plot and benefits from an excellent sense of lateral space’

Trinity Road, £3,395,000, Baseley 020 3846 0999



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CLEVERLY DESIGNED This unique, split-level maisonette with its own entrance has the choice of off-street parking or a gloriously sunny private patio. The property has been cleverly designed and stylishly renovated throughout. There are two double bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a wonderfully light open-plan living/dining kitchen area. The maisonette provides perfect modern living conditions in an enviable location just off fashionable Northcote Road and about half a mile from Clapham Junction Station, where there are also numerous bus routes. Webbs Road lies in the heart of the residential area known as Between Commons, and is close to the shopping, eating and drinking delights of Northcote Road. The open spaces and recreational facilities of both Clapham Common and Wandsworth Common are a few hundred yards away and the property is in the likely catchment of the highly rated Belleville and Honeywell Primary Schools.

MODERNEDWARDIAN A stunning architect-designed and fully extended, five bedroom Edwardian house, retaining character and period features whilst embracing modern living. With about 2,238 square feet of well-balanced and beautifully presented living and entertaining space, this house ticks all the boxes. On the ground floor, a bright and well extended kitchen/diner packs a designer punch with a stunning bespoke kitchen, bi-fold doors to the garden, exposed brickwork and solid, oiled oak floor boards. To the rear an immaculately finished family living/media room is a second reception room. At the front of the property, the elegantly proportioned sitting room has fine period features including a large bay window, fireplace and cornicing. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor and a family bathroom and extra bedroom/study. The second floor houses a spacious bedroom and contemporary shower room/en suite with eaves storage. Ellerton Road, SW18, £1,575,000, Carter Jonas 020 3553 6995

Webb’s Road, Between the Commons, SW11, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

FAMILYFAVOURITE This superbly presented and very attractive house has five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a reception room and a fully extended kitchen as well as a 45-foot garden. The house is very spacious with 2,252 square feet of accommodation arranged over three levels and set minutes from Earlsfield station, a primary school and many shops and restaurants. Tranmere Road, Earlsfield, SW18, £1,375,000, Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward 020 8031 0832


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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land




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SPACIOUS FAMILYSEMI Available exclusively with Winkworth, we are delighted to present for sale this spacious semi-detached 1930’s family house that is a short walk from highly sought-after local schools


here is a wide and welcoming entrance hall on the ground floor with a guest WC and which opens to a formal dining room to the front and a bright, wide rear sitting room with stripped wooden floors and a fireplace overlooking the rear terrace and gardens. There is a kitchen and breakfast room and a practical utility room on this level too. The first floor has three double bedrooms and a fourth study/single bedroom. There is a bath and shower room and a separate W.C. here too. There is access to a large loft area with scope to extend much further subject to the usual consents. The property is set off the road and at the front there is a 30 ft. garden, an off-street parking space and access to the garage which is used for storage. At the rear is a veranda with outdoor seating/dining area on the upper terrace from which to enjoy sunsets. Stairs down through a large

planted border lead to a superb lawned garden with mature planting including fruit trees and extending some 90 ft. with a sunny south-westerly aspect. There is also a large brick-built garden store. Leigham Court Road is located off Streatham High Road (A23 London to Brighton) and is within easy reach of transport at Streatham Hill, Streatham/ Common and West Norwood Stations. The Common and Rookery gardens (protected by English Heritage) are a short walk away. EPC E.

‘There is access to a large loft area with scope to extend much further’

Leigham Court Road, SW16, £849,950 Freehold, Winkworth Streatham 020 8769 6699


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

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

location close to the Elephant & Castle regeneration area.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Modern Flat/Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Balcony | Good decoration | EPC Rating D

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This beautiful two double bedroom garden flat, arranged over the ground and lower ground floors of a period conversion, was fully renovated in 2013. The ground

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A week in the life of an estate agent... From Pimlico to Peckham – the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of estate agency by Jane Robathan In this people-focussed business, where one is selling one’s biggest asset and emotions can run MON high, let’s for a moment step away from normality and lighten our souls with the stuff of nonsense. For in nonsense one can really appreciate life’s rich tapestry. My colleague Sarah, a lady with wit and wisdom intact (herself alumni of the coveted Courtauld TUE Institute of Art, obtaining both a BA and MA from this Oxbridge-level institution), was a little bewildered by one of our more forthright clients recently. This client is a man in the early-evening of his life and frustrated with his ‘sale’ after instructing us to market his home at an uncomfortable price. After many, many viewings and a couple of reasonable price reductions nearer our initial WED valuation, we gleefully receive an offer. Sarah calls our client with the good news. Our client is intent on buying another property we are listing and now being in a position to offer, wants to put one forward. However, he refuses to act through Sarah on the basis she ‘wouldn’t understand the negotiations’ (an exact quote). He politely, albeit strangely, asks her to put him through to a male colleague.


his majestic, five double bedroom detached home is on one of the most delightful streets in the area. It has a separate one bedroom annex, off-street parking and wide front and rear gardens. Beautiful additions include a solid oak kitchen, herringbone flooring and elegant bathrooms. You’re a ten-minute drive to some of the best independent schools in the UK that include Alleyn’s, Dulwich College, JAGS and St Dunstan’s College. Many superb independent shops, bars and restaurants are yours to discover along nearby Lordship Lane and in Honor Oak Park. Within a few minutes’ walk are excellent gastro pubs, cafés and parks. Therapia Road, East Dulwich SE22, guide price £1,600,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

We seem to attract many interesting characters as clients and applicants alike. A dear old soul in south THU west London, of an almost aristocratic nature, calls us on a weekly basis to check the progress of her sale. Unfortunately, this transaction will never be concluded unless she reduces by a couple of million, which she seems to find difficult to hear. Having exhausted her local agents with her charming eccentricity (as we see it), we are committed to helping her move forward (given she’s a true individual with some incredible stories to tell). You don’t meet them too often and I personally adore her. We have some fantastic clients and are fortunate to have an office that simultaneously overlooks FRI Peckham Rye Park and a popular wisteria-clad pub. Such a spot generally invites happy folk either strolling in the sun with their dogs and children or rolling in (or out) of the pub between uplifting social gatherings. Last Friday, as we were closing for business, we opened a bottle of wine before heading home. With glasses glistening on our desks, a man walked in and introduced himself as a new vendor of a particularly lovely local house. We dutifully poured him a glass and toasted his new brochure.


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n exceptional detached, double-fronted family house that backs onto the Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club, in this desirable private gated development just off Dulwich Common. The five bedroom property, with three bathrooms and two shower rooms, has been stylishly extended and adapted for modern family living by the current owners to provide generous accommodation of about 3,180 sq ft. There is a stunning glazed open plan kitchen/ breakfast room and family room that leads out onto a south-facing paved terrace. The master bedroom with en suite bathroom and

dressing area opens to a balcony with attractive elevated views of the golf course. To the front of the property there is a detached garage and parking for several cars to the drive. The house is well located for all the amenities of Dulwich particularly local schools including Dulwich Prep, Dulwich College, Alleyn’s and JAGS. The nearest station is West Dulwich where trains run into Victoria and Blackfriars Hambledon Place, Dulwich, SE21, £2,950,000, Harvey & Wheeler 020 8693 4321

CHRISTMASCRACKER! This elegant and charming, four-bedroom, semi-detached house was built by master builder Ted Christmas whose houses are sought after by the cognoscenti. As well as the spacious bedrooms it has two bathrooms – one featuring stained glass windows – two reception rooms, a utility room, cellar and a sizeable kitchen diner. The south-west facing landscaped garden is an enviable 85 foot long. Forest Hill station is a third of a mile away. Gaynesford Road, Forest Hill SE23, offers of £1,00,000 plus, Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward 020 3199 2515


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HIGHSPEC Situated in a quiet one-way street, this stunning fourbedroom property has been given a high quality renovation and extension to create an elegant and stylish family home


he house has an array of spectacular features including: a hand-painted Italian kitchen with quartz worktops, high specification appliances, a bespoke walk-in wardrobe, underfloor heating, feature lighting, double glazing, CAT 5 cabling and so on. On the ground floor there is a fantastic double reception room with feature fireplace leading directly to the open plan kitchen/diner with bifold doors opening on to the terrace and the landscaped garden beyond. There is also a separate guest WC and a handy utility area. Upstairs there is a fabulous master suite with built-in alcove shelving with discreet lighting, a bespoke walk-in wardrobe and spacious en suite shower room. There is also a large family bathroom and a generous bedroom.

On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and a separate shower room. Henslowe Road, in East Dulwich is situated between the green open spaces of Peckham Rye Park and the hustle and bustle of Lordship Lane. East Dulwich station is less than a mile away with services to London Bridge, while Peckham Rye station runs services to Victoria and London Bridge, Thameslink services to Blackfriars and Overground services to Canada Water, Shoreditch High Street, Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction. There are also numerous local bus routes. Henslowe Road, East Dulwich, SE22, ÂŁ1,350,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410


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


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A truly beautiful, four-double bedroom home dripping with original features and having a wonderful garden. In the midst of oh-so-fash East Dulwich, it’s close to great schools, Lordship Lane, Dulwich Park and Peckham Rye.



This four double-bedroom home has a glamourous interior, lavish living space, three bathrooms and a south-westerly garden. Just five minutes to Zone 2 trains and London Overground services at Queen’s Road or Nunhead stations, ten to beautiful Telegraph Hill Park.

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DETATCHED DELIGHT Few of the family homes along this street are detached, fewer still have a self-contained annex to suit an au pair, granny or for rental arrangement perfectly


he street is one of the area’s most delightful while the house has five bedrooms, a playroom/ den and fabulous living space. A fluid layout on the ground-floor of the house has created distinct sofa and dining zones that lead back to a gardenfacing kitchen. Herringbone oak parquet flooring is laid and the handmade marble and slate fireplace works for open fires. Light floods in through a large bay at one end, French doors at the other and a vaulted skylight above the kitchen island. Kitchen units are solid oak while worktops are cut from beautiful green Indian marble. Appliances include an Americanstyle fridge-freezer, two NEFF ovens, a dishwasher and a built-in microwave. The annex has its own external side door and an internal door connecting it to the main house. The kitchen-breakfast room has shaker-style units, the wet room is sizeable while the double bedroom has space for a sofa and lots of fitted wardrobes. Sliding doors open out to a sandstone patio. Outside the main house is a raised iroko decking area. The garden is wide, stretches to 65-feet, has a sunken trampoline, vegetable patches, a wooden playhouse with an integral rabbit run, a rear shed and a large garden room with insulation and electricity. Floors of these houses have mezzanine levels and the first mezzanine here has a lavatory on one side and a bedroom with oak parquet flooring (currently used as a

playroom) on the other. On the first floor is the master bedroom with handmade cherry veneer storage and an en suite shower room. The bedroom next door, used as a study, has a double-glazed (and draught-proofed) sash window that overlooks the garden. The next mezzanine level has a huge family bathroom with double-width shower, part freestanding Clearwater luxury bath, alcove linen cupboards and natural stone tiles. Across the hall is ‘the den,’ a room with a raised floor, Victorian dormer window and bookshelves. Both eaves bedrooms have fantastic standing height; one has stripped floorboards while the other has fitted wardrobes. From this landing you access an extensive walk-in loft that continues into the eaves. You’re a ten-minute drive from Alleyn’s, Dulwich College, JAGS and St Dunstan’s independent schools while nearby state schools include Fairlawn, St Francesca Cabrini, Goodrich and two (Ofsted ‘outstanding’) Harris academies. Peckham Rye Park and One Tree Hill are a short walk away as are the parade of shops, cafés and pubs along Forest Hill Road: we love French Bistro Café, Norris and Knight, Watson’s General Telegraph and The Herne Tavern. You’ll discover superb independent shops, bars and restaurants along nearby Lordship Lane and Honor Oak Park.

‘Herringbone oak parquet flooring is laid and the handmade marble and slate fireplace works for open fires’

Therapia Road, SE22 £1,600,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021


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Harmsworth Street SE17 £500,000 Leasehold

Holly Grove SE15 Share of Freehold

This bright, spacious and airy first floor one bedroom period property comes to market in excellent condition. The property is located only a short walk from the Kennington area only moments from Kennington Underground and the many bus routes serving the area.

*CHAIN FREE *75’ PRIVATE GARDEN *FREEHOLD *HEART OF PECKHAM This lovely period conversion flat is ideally located within a short walk of Peckham Rye, Rye Lane and Bellenden Village. The property benefits from no onward chain and an approx. 75ft rear garden.

Marlow Road SE20 £375,000 Leasehold

St Faith’s Rd SE21 £485,000 Share of Freehold

Offered to the market CHAIN FREE is this spacious two bedroom period maisonette which benefits from a private rear garden, both a modern kitchen/dining room and bathroom and is ideally positioned on a quiet residential road within a short walk of Birkbeck station.

Offering share of freehold, parking and garden, this split level flat occupying the top two floors of a period building is presented in immaculate condition. This two double bedroom property benefits from an ideal location close to Tulse Hill station, and is offered with no onward chain.

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ÂŁ1,000,000 Freehold

Petermans present a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial six/seven bedroom house set over three storeys, coming to market for the first time in 40 years on the ever popular Deronda Road. The property offers spacious and flexible family accommodation. Moments away from historic Brockwell Park and Lido as well as excellent transport links, this is a must see property.

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n excellent three bedroom house, only minutes from Clapham South underground station, making it ideal for a City commuter. The house is also close to many schools including Holy Ghost, Honeywell, Broomwood and Oliver House. It is semi-detached with off street parking, a large bathroom, cloakroom, reception room and kitchen/breakfast room. It also has a garden which is laid mostly to lawn.

Holmside Road is a quiet street which runs off Nightingale Lane, and is close to the shops, being a short walk from Northcote Road, Balham and both Wandsworth Common and Clapham Common. Holmside Road, Balham, SW12, £675 per week, Carter Jonas 020 8682 3121

BESTSTREET Beautiful Georgian house on Camberwell’s best street. Denmark Hill station is moments away, has non-stop trains to Victoria, short links to London Bridge and London Overground services to the hippest part of the East End. Packed with original features it has four roomy double bedrooms, a wonderful eat-in kitchen, newly revamped bathroom, separate loo and large, established garden with a raised decked patio. Camberwell Grove, £3,000 pcm, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021


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his five-bedroom, three-bathroom Victorian house with a south-facing garden has been superbly renovated and extended to a first-class contemporary standard. It’s directly off Northcote Road’s fashionable parade of shops, bars and restaurants, close to Belleville and Bolingbroke Academy schools and Honeywell primary school and within half a mile of Clapham Junction mainline station. The house has been extended and refurbished with a great deal of thought and attention to detail, to create an incredibly light and beautifully finished family house in a

prime location. With a double-height glazed roof linking the two floors of living space there’s a real touch of wowfactor too. Mallinson Road is a very popular and convenient residential street running either side of Northcote Road in the heart of the area known as “Between the Commons”. Clapham Junction BR is within half a mile with regular fast services to Victorian and Waterloo. Mallinson Road, Between the Commons, SW11, £995 Per Week, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

RIVERROAD A magnificent and fully extended four bedroom terraced house that has more than 2,200 square feet of exceptional living and entertaining space. It is located on a popular river road and has been completely modernised in recent years. The ground floor includes a bright and airy double reception room, which has been opened up to the hallway, a stunning and fully extended kitchen/dining room with doors to the garden that comes complete with low maintenance Easigrass. The basement has been impressively converted into a superb TV room, guest WC and storage cupboard. On the upper floors there is the master bedroom with luxury en suite shower room, three more double bedrooms and two more stunning bathrooms, as well as a utility cupboard. The lovely family home offers impressive space and finish. The location is ideal for access to the river, high street, tube, train, and a number of primary schools that have been rated outstanding. Rotherwood Road, Putney, SW15, £4,500, pcm, unfurnished, Warren 020 8780 1100


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HIGHTECHSPEC This stunning three bedroom apartment has its media and atmosphere controlled by a touch screen and also benefits from floor to ceiling windows, comfort cooling and underfloor heating, plus beautiful furniture


he flat, which is superbly finished, benefits from a winter garden and breathtaking views of the River Thames and London. In total there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a reception room, kitchen – and the winter garden. The Tower, One St George Wharf, is a stunning new luxury development overlooking the Thames and many of London’s most renowned landmarks. Integrated state of the art technology is provided within all the apartments, including audio sound systems and security and concierge facilities via a touch panel. The floor-to-ceiling, triple glazed windows have remote controlled aluminium blinds, while the entire apartment benefits from comfort cooling and a ventilation system with fresh air supply and heat recovery.

An extraordinary level of service is available to all residents provided by renowned Harrods Estates Asset Management. As well as the 24-hour concierge service, onsite facilities include a luxury gym and spa, swimming pool, cinema room, conference room with catering facilities and a secure underground car park with valet service. Vauxhall Station provides excellent transport links to and from the city via National Rail, London Underground and a number of local bus services. St George Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8, £1,950 weekly furnished, Knight Frank 0203 597 7680


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PICKETFENCE This immaculate, four bedroom family home with beautifully landscaped grounds is set behind a white picket fence with a large gravel driveway and a pretty front garden


he detached period house which bursts with character also has two bathrooms and two reception rooms and stands in a sought after road in West Horsley. The entrance hall leads to the drawing room, which has a lovely fireplace with built-in shelving units and storage cupboards either side. The drawing room opens to a cleverly extended and versatile room, which is currently arranged as a second sitting room and has doors out to the rear patio and garden. The spectacular Smallbone kitchen, complete with a total control AGA and a range of Miele appliances, is open to the dining or family room and has underfloor heating and a second feature fireplace. There is also an impressive utility room giving access to the integral garage and the rear patio and garden.

The master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom area, a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden and a wonderful en suite shower room. There are three more double bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes and there is also family bathroom. The property sits on a plot of just under a quarter of an acre. The landscaped and welltended garden is laid to lawn with a mature border, well-stocked beds, a pergola, a vegetable patch and a home office or studio. East Horsley station is two miles away and the A3 and M25 are also close by. This is an ideal commuter location, with a rural feel. East and West Horsley offer a range of shops, pubs and local schools.

‘The property sits on a plot of just under a quarter of an acre’

Silkmore Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24, £1,195,000, Knight Frank 01932 591604


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Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex Haywards Heath station 0.85 miles. London Bridge/Victoria 45 mins, Gatwick airport 15 mins, Brighton 20 mins. Central London 40 miles, Gatwick airport 14 miles, Brighton seafront 14 miles, A23 (Warninglid) 5 miles.

Newly converted 4-5 bedroom character homes within 15 minute walk of the railway station and just 45 mins by train to London Bridge/Victoria. A former convent thoughtfully converted into a selection of beautiful character homes in 9 acres of gardens and private ancient woodland close to countryside, several parks, railway station and town centre. We have just 4 homes remaining which start at 2300 ft.² of accommodation and each property has 2 allocated parking spaces, a garage, an immediately adjoining and enclosed private garden and a 1/12th share of the entire freehold complex. EPC C. Ready for occupation now.

£750,000–£925,000 Please contact Jaime Wallden on (01444) 456431 or email


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Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex Haywards Heath Railway station 2 miles, (London Bridge/Victoria 45 mins, Gatwick airport 15 mins, Brighton 20 mins). Central London 41, Gatwick Airport 16. Brighton seafront 15, A23 (Warninglid) 7

A fine home of 7000 ft.² occupying a secluded 1 acre south facing plot on the edge of town just 45 minutes by train to London Bridge/Victoria. An elegant neo-classical contemporary home, beautifully presented and built by the owner with every conceivable extra and excellent eco-benefits (EPC B). Grand hall, lift service, 5 reception rooms, outstanding kitchen/living area, 6 bedroom suites, triple garage, pool and south facing gardens. Close to several excellent schools. No onward chain.

ÂŁ2.8m Please contact Jaime Wallden on (01444) 456431 or email

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IDYLLIC LOCATION A detached, extended cottage in one of the most idyllic locations on the banks of the River Nene in Great Doddington where narrowboats chug past your front garden


he house, which requires some cosmetic updating, is tucked away down a long driveway leading to the Mill and is accessed over a bridge and lock into private gardens. The property is currently arranged as one family house but can easily be arranged to incorporate a separate annex if needed. Internally, the house has a flexible arrangement. In the main section of the house there’s a bright and spacious reception room, with large stone fireplace, kitchen and separate dining room. To the rear is a further reception room or bedroom, if required, with access to the garden. There is also a further double bedroom and bathroom. The annexe offers a further open plan reception and dining room with a garden room and country-style fitted kitchen. On the first floor of the main house there is a double bedroom with beautiful views and a large store room which could easily convert to a bathroom or further bedroom. The annexe has a further two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

The location of this house is a sheer delight with stunning open countryside views to the rear and side of the property and views over the water and mill pond to the front. The gardens are private and mature with many shrubs and trees, a large lawn and ample off street parking to the front leading to an integral double garage. The property stands on the outskirts of the popular and thriving village of Great Doddington which has a soughtafter primary school and a renowned pub/restaurant and village store. Good shopping and recreational facilities are available in nearby Wellingborough (2 miles) or little further in Northampton and Rushden Lakes. The A45 is close by with easy access to Northampton (10 miles), Milton Keynes (21 miles) and Bedford (20 miles). London is 50 minutes away via mainline rail stations in Wellingborough and Northampton.

‘The location of this house is a sheer delight with stunning open countryside views’

Hardwater Lane, Great Doddington, Northamptonshire, Guide Price £595,000, Fine & Country Northampton 01604 309030


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FINEVIEWS This detached split level bungalow with integral double garage is located in a stunning elevated position with far reaching open views to the front and rear


he house was built for the current owner in the 1970s to take full advantage of its special location and now offers a superb opportunity for a new owner to update or further extend, subject to planning, to create a wonderful home. The house is set well back from the village road, at the far end of a long driveway with beautifully maintained mature gardens on either side. On entering you immediately appreciate the feeling of light and space. There is a bright entrance hall with guest cloakroom and stairs to the upper floor and access to the integral double garage. On the left is a large reception room, which opens to the conservatory and access to a sun terrace, as well as a separate dining room, study and shower room. To the rear of the house is a vast, open plan family kitchen/dining and sitting room with a high vaulted ceiling which floods the room with natural light. On the upper floor the master bedroom is a good size and includes a dressing area and en suite bathroom.

There’s also a balcony to take in the superb views. There are a further three bedrooms and family bathroom on this floor. The gardens are the main feature of this lovely home and extend to approximately an acre with large lawns to the front and side, mature shrubberies and trees, a vegetable garden and a further natural garden area to the rear which backs onto open fields. Flore is a desirable village, approximately seven miles west of Northampton, and is well placed for access to the M1 for a commute to London or Birmingham. There is a fast train service from Northampton to London Euston, taking approximately 45 minutes. The village has a primary school with an excellent reputation, church, village hall, playing field, Post Office, a convenience store and newsagents, garage and two public houses.

‘Flore is a desirable village, approximately seven miles west of Northampton’

Beech Hill, Flore, Northamptonshire, Guide price £850,000, Fine & Country Northampton 01604 309030


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BRANDNEW With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this detached family home of just over 4,500 square feet has been built to a very high specification by Beaufield Homes


he house has wonderful views across Knowle Hill Park and is arranged over three floors around a central staircase. From the large entrance hall on the ground floor are the drawing room, a cloakroom, utility room, an integral garage and a beautiful kitchen/family room. There are two sets of bi-folding doors from the kitchen/family room which open out onto a large patio. The impressive master bedroom is on the first floor and has a beautiful en suite bathroom, a walk-in dressing area and lovely views across fields. There is a guest bedroom (with an en suite shower room), two further double bedrooms serviced by a large family bathroom. The spacious second floor has a study, a fifth bedroom, another large bathroom and a 30-foot games room. To the front of the house there is block paved drive with parking for several cars. At the rear, the garden is laid to lawn with mature borders and beds at the sides, with a large paved terrace running across the width of the house, with stunning views across the open fields. Lodge Close is a quiet and popular location, which is just over half a mile from Cobham & Stoke D’Abernon mainline station with a regular service to London Waterloo. Lodge Close, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, KT11, £2,300,000, Knight Frank 01932 591600


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THE Georgian townhouses GEORGIAN TOWN HOUSE, BRIDGE STREET, PERSHORE FROM £245,000 TO £270,000

WHO DOESN’T DREAM OF A SECOND HOME TUCKED AWAY IN A BEAUTIFUL COTSWOLD TOWN SURROUNDED BY ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE WITH GREAT BARS AND RESTAURANTS FOR EVENING ENTERTAINMENT? The big problem is that the Cotswold hotspots are amongst the most desirable areas of England and priced accordingly. A two-bedroom cottage in an idyllic village can easily cost an arm and a leg. So it is great news that in Pershore, property is more affordable and Connells is selling six luxurious apartments in a handsome double-fronted Georgian house for prices starting at only £245,000. The flats are ideal lock-up-and-leave homes, perfect for weekend get-aways and even better as a base for a week or a two-week holiday in this enchanting area of England. Pershore is on the northern fringes of the Cotswolds and on a direct train route from Paddington. The apartments are just a five-minute taxi drive from the station. The market town’s desirability is endorsed by celebrities, who have chosen to buy here, including Toyah Willcox and Stella McCartney.

The unspoiled town, famed for Georgian architecture and the magnificent Abbey is on the River Avon offering great fishing for Roach, Chub and Barbels. It is also ideal walking, cycling and horse riding country. Pershore has many independent shops and welcoming pubs and restaurants. It has an arts centre with a theatre, cinema and gallery, as well as a sports centre with swimming pool, solarium and fitness room. The apartments have been crafted from the fine Georgian house standing on the main street by developers Blue Horizon. A grand entrance door leads into a communal entrance hall with black and white tiling, panelled walls and period Georgian style skirting boards and picture rails. Each twobedroom apartment has generous sized rooms with great views out of the original windows.

CONNELLS WARNDON VILLAGES, WORCESTER 3 Lyppard Grange Ankerage Green, The Lyppards, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4 0DZ CONNELLS.CO.UK

At the rear of the building there is a landscaped communal terrace, with gazibo. The property also has an electric car charging point of its own. JEMMA PHILLIPS, NEW HOMES AREA MANAGER FROM CONNELLS, SAYS: “The development is very respectful of the historic building and the apartments are perfect for second homes, weekends away and holidays. They are also very lettable for the week’s when the owners don’t want to use their properties. “Although it is a beautiful town Pershore has not been overtaken by tourists and the excellent restaurants such as the Belle House is not booked up weeks in advance as other happens in better known Cotswold towns. There is a carnival, a jazz festival and a plum festival every year featuring the famous Pershore Plum.


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168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111 

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

140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474 

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

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

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

108 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7228 2666 

Lettings – 115 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 6565  Sales & Lettings – 120 Balham High Road SW12  020 8772 9373   Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050 

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944  7a Albion Riverside, Hester Road, Battersea Park, SW11  020 3597 7670 

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

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45 Balham Hill SW12  020 8673 4377 

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


Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404 

48 Barnes High Street, SW13  020 3728 2288 

238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900 

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56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130 

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 

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73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333 

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52 Barnes High Street SW13  020 8939 6900 



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


198 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7924 2777  21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100 

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

Battersea & Nine Elms

Battersea 280/278 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7228 2629 

29 Battersea Square SW11  020 7924 3130 

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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



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

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

44 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 3280 3514 

372-374 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8971 7070 

Knight Frank

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Sales – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6750 

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

Lettings – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6756 

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

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666 

Lettings - 370 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8879 6205 

Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588  131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111 


East Dulwich

57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  1-3 Old Town SW4  020 7627 5566 



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

Coombe Hill 259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393  360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833 


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

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


Herne Hill 63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454  236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950 


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

Station Buildings, Coombe Lane SW20  020 3542 2000 


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

Sales & Lettings – 345a Kennington Road SE11  020 7385 2296   Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 

Knight Frank

Lettings – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 




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

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




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

145 Evelina Road, Nunhead SE15  020 3206 3063 


1-3 De Montfort Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16  020 8677 9900 

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

1 Leigham Court Road, SW16  020 8769 8744 

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

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



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

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

198 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 6111 

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

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295 

23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800  40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100 

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


Tooting Bec 26 Tooting Bec Road, Tooting SW17  020 8767 0522 


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12 Huguenot Place SW17  020 8877 4810 

Wandsworth 370 Old York Road SW18  020 8480 4444 


West Dulwich

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507 Old York Road SW18  020 8875 8899 


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

Wandsworth – Between the Commons

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

140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777 

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Knight Frank


Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000 

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

Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081 

118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222 

Knight Frank

81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  

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Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222 

Knight Frank

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  

New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111 


Telephone: 020 3797 2690


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LAST WORD Laura Wilcox-Chandley, Director, Sales Manager Marsh & Parsons Balham Describe your property career to date. I started my career in property over 15 years ago, working for an agent in central London. I was then based in Putney for a year before joining the busy Marsh & Parsons Balham office as Sales Manager. I’ve now been with the company for over eight years in this position. Having worked throughout London during my career, I have developed a broad knowledge of the London property market, particularly within the south-west area. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? I love finding people their new homes and helping them move onto the next stage of their lives. During my time as Sales Manager of our Balham office, I have helped couples sell their first home and then seen them grow, have families and need larger properties, which is such an enjoyable and lovely experience to be part of. Describe the biggest challenges. As well as the changing market conditions, the biggest challenge in property is the English conveyancing system and legal framework that surrounds transactions; as neither party is committed to a sale until the point of exchange, there can often be last minute headaches or heartbreaks for potential buyers and sellers.

What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? The general consensus is that estate agency is just about property, but the truth is, it’s mainly about people. To succeed you must enjoy working in a customer-facing environment. What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? As Warren Buffet once said, it is wise to “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful”. Put simply, now is the time to buy; there are some great properties at fantastic prices both for first-time buyers and up-sizers. What sets south London apart? I grew up in north London, but I do prefer south London. It’s much greener and has some fantastic schools; it’s truly a wonderful area for families and young professionals alike. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? I think it’s going to go from strength to strength. South London now has the transport infrastructure to cater for its residents, an abundance of green spaces, and some excellent shops, bars and restaurants, including some fantastic Michelin starred eateries for even the most discerning tastebuds. In addition, the schooling remains some of the best in the Capital. Because of

this, south London will remain a great place to live which will keep the market buoyant. Recent highs, recent lows? People are still cautious because they are uncertain of what the future holds for the UK. Uncertainty creates a ‘wait and see’ approach, which is challenging in a market. However, there is great value to be had; we’ve had several properties come to the market recently that were priced just right and seen high levels of interest from the outset. My highlights are always the delight shown by a client when we achieve asking price offers for clients within a very short time on the market. What is your top location south of the river? Hildreth Street, described by Time Out as ‘a secret south London gem’ is my favourite spot south of the river. The short pedestrianised street is blossoming into a foodie’s paradise; it’s at its most beautiful in the summer when everyone is alfresco dining. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? I am a crazy dog lady, so I would do something with animals; I’d most likely work for a dog rescue centre or charity.

Honeybrook Road, SW12 £725,000 A simply stunning, two bedroom garden flat that has been decorated to a high standard throughout, with excellent entertaining space and a cellar. Located moments from popular Abbeville Village, transport links are excellent and include Clapham South (Northern line) Tube station and a selection of local bus routes. 020 8673 4377


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Esher KT10 A beautifully presented four bedroom home, within walking distance of mainline stations. EPC: E. Guide price £949,950

Esher KT10

Surbiton KT6 A beautiful family home dating back to around 1640 set in landscaped gardens and in close proximity to Surbiton station. Guide price £2,495,000




A luxury newly built detached six bedroom home set in a quiet secluded location. EPC: C. Guide price £2,695,000

Esher KT10 A five bedroom family home in need of modernisation. EPC: F. Guide price £1,695,000

Tyrrells Wood KT22 Magnificent detached five bedroom property with breathtaking gardens. EPC: E. Guide price £2,395,000

Epsom KT18 Built by Octagon in 2009 this six bedroom immaculate property is situated on Epsom's most premier road. EPC: B. Guide price £2,995,000




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Cotswold Close KT10 Modern five bedroom home located in the catchment area for Hinchley Wood school. EPC C. Guide price £1,250,000

Lammas Lane KT10

Lower Green Road KT10 A unique character property with spacious living accommodation and impressive ceiling heights. Conveniently located for Esher high street and mainline station. Guide price £1,595,000




A well presented and spacious family home located conveniently for Esher high street. EPC C. Guide price £1,795,000

Hawkshill Close KT10 This five bedroom property provides spacious family living in a beautiful character home. EPC D. Guide price £1,850,000

West End Lane KT10 Five bedroom property that has been extensively refurbished to create a modern family home. EPC C. Guide price £1,250,000

Manor Road North KT10 Located in the catchment area for Hinchley Wood School and having recently been refurbished to a high standard, this property is the perfect family home. EPC C. Guide price £1,595,000




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