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LONDON PROPERTY

HOUSE & HOME

OCTOBER 2019

DARETO DREAM

Dulwich Georgian gem

PHILSPENCER

On preparing to sell

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Aspect Court, Imperial Wharf SW6 Located on the north bank of the River Thames adjacent to Chelsea Harbour and close to the shops and restaurants of The Kings Road, Chelsea, and Fulham. The River bus service at Chelsea Harbour Pier provides transport during peak hours. • • • •

Matt Smith looks forward to helping you matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7679

Open plan living Gym, 24-hour concierge Contemporary, light and bright Approximately 1,066 sq ft of living space

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Homes with unique exteriors. Crescent Lane, Clapham SW4 A unique Grade II former stable property with a south-facing courtyard garden, moments away from Clapham Common.

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Off-street parking Exposed beams Detached property Approximately 1,388 sq ft

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rebecca.higgins@knightfrank.com 020 8115 8576

Guide price £1,300,000

Elsynge Road, Wandsworth SW18 A detached Victorian house of over 2,900 sq ft built for the Great Exhibition of 1850.

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Off street parking 72 ft garden Good transport links Aprroximately 3,103 sq ft

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Our Wandsworth expert, Sam Sproston, looks forward to helping you.

sam.sproston@knightfrank.com

Guide price £2,850,000

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Royal Duchess Mews, SW12 £2,600 per calendar month A fabulous three bedroom house in a modern gated mews development close to Clapham South. The house has a large reception room leading to a kitchen, three bedrooms, one bathroom, utility room and off street parking. EPC – C Balham Office 020 8675 5050

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Duntshill Road, SW18 £1,700 per calendar month A spacious and bright two bedroom flat close to the amenities and transport in Earlsfield. The flat comprises of a good size reception room, kitchen breakfast room, two double bedrooms, a study, one bathroom and garden. EPC – D

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NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. Jenny Knight reports that there may be problems at the Bank of Mum and Dad 11 The Word. John Chase, Director of First Union, looks at what we should expect from the autumn property market 22 Heads-up. Putney Bridge gets lit up and it’s high street is up for reinvention, riverwalk is extended in Battersea and more… 23 Word on the Street. What will happen to house prices in a no-deal Brexit – and will it be a good time to buy? 24 Thinking of moving – expert advice from Move IQ’s Phil Spencer 26 Secret Agent. Carrie Scott of C Scott & Co revealed 44 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH 45 NEW HOMES UPDATE. John East Director, KFH Land and New Homes considers

the increase in new home developments 47 NEW HOMES. Two magnificent new homes and luxurious apartments in a Victorian mansion in Wimbledon 52 Money Matters. Duncan Farmer experiences unexpected stress in buying a new house 81 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks  

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SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

28 Joined+Jointed – New generation design 30 The Trend. Up in lights 31 So SOUTH. Iconic interior design from Italy 33 Pick of the Paperbacks.  Six of the best

ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. George Eliot’s

Blue Plaque home in Putney 10 Trophy Home. 35 EXCLUSIVE. Four properties set to impress 54 South West London. An Edwardian semi-detached home in Streatham and a Victorian one in Putney 55 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. A luxurious apartment with spectacular views over Wimbledon and beyond

warehouse conversion, a spacious home in a purpose-built mansion block close to Dulwich Village and a mansion flat on a prestigious development in Putney 83 Super Prime Let. An impressive detached family home with views over Wimbledon Park golf course and a magnificent apartment with panoramic views

59 Robert Holmes Coombe. An exciting new build in new Malden

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64 South West London. A beautifully presented semi-detached family home Between the Commons and a mews property in Battersea

90 London in 60 minutes – commutable country homes

80 South East London. An architect-designed house in Camberwell and a substantial Victorian townhouse in East Dulwich 82 Lettings. A stunning apartment in an exclusive

85 A high tech new home in a picturesque location in Ashstead

FINALLY 92 Directory of South London agents 97 Last Word. Adrian Seabrook, Associate, John D Wood & Co Wimbledon has the final say

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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT. ABIGGER SPLASH There’s a year to wait… but the amazing Sky Pool is coming soon to Nine Elms. Spanning two ten-storey buildings, it will allow residents to swim from one building to another, suspended 29.8 metres up, like a fish in a high-rise aquarium! The sky deck at the top of the two buildings will also incorporate a spa, summer bar and Orangery for residents to relax and take in the views including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the new US Embassy next door. It’s part of the Embassy Gardens development – 2,000 news homes and 130,000 ft sq. of shopping space. embassygardens.com

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MADETOLAST Lucian Ercol founded Ercol in 1920, inspired by the local design and craft of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire where he lived and built his first factory. In 2012, alongside Margaret Howell, Ercol reissued a small selection of their designs that have withstood decades of fads and fashions and remain as relevant and functional as when first created. Nest is one of a few select retailers to offer Ercol Originals. Butterfly chair, £655. nest.co.uk

With work from his 45-year career, this must-see exhibition explores Antony Gormley’s wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, handbeaten lead, seawater and clay – and his own body (often used as a tool to create work) – as well as a selection of his pocket sketchbooks and drawings. Until Tuesday, December 3. royalacademy.org.uk

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he Bank of Mum and Dad, which has grown into the UK’s sixth biggest mortgage lender, has started to rethink its generosity which could leave millions facing poverty in old age, thanks to dipping into their savings to help out adult children. In London as many as two in five house purchases are made with help from parents or grandparents. Some of the money is a gift, while the rest is given as a loan with the hope that it will be repaid, so the parents can live in some comfort in their old age. But it is claimed that parents who help their children onto the property ladder are increasingly taking their children to court, with cases rising threefold. There is a spike of cases of families arguing over the money stumped up to help fund a deposit to enable children to get a mortgage. The parents say it was a loan and the children say it was a gift. Sometimes the row is over sizeable sums. It has been calculated that a gift or loan of nearly £100,000 per child is not uncommon, although around £30,000 is the average. According to Joanne Wescott of solicitors Osbornes, there are now three times as many cases of parents pursuing their children over property loans compared to three years ago. She says that it’s not just the superrich going to court over money rows, but ordinary middle class families as well. It seems that trouble often arises when a much loved son or daughter hitches up with a partner who the

parents don’t trust. The result is they want their money back before the child’s partner makes off with it. According to insurer NFU Mutual nearly half of parents are dubious about their children’s partner and a fifth said these partners were ‘dishonest or money-grabbing’. In fact the Bank of Mum and Dad is already slowing down. Many remember their own struggle to buy a first property, when they saved every penny. They look glumly at their offspring’s profligate spending on coffees and cocktails not to mention glamorous holidays and weekends away. Maybe this comparison of lifestyles is the reason that this intergenerational generosity is declining slightly. Yet first-time buyers need not lose hope. Currently there is a trend for commercial mortgage lenders to accept smaller deposits. Bumper mortgages are being handed out to people putting down deposits of between 5 and 10 per cent, as demand flags and lenders produce more attractive deals.

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his substantial and architecturally important Georgian, Grade II listed, family house, opposite Dulwich College is well located for all the amenities of Dulwich. The property has been extensively improved and updated by the current owners. It is arranged over three floors and includes a large drawing room, a formal dining room, an informal dining room, a family room, a well-equipped kitchen with AGA, breakfast bar and a laundry room as well as a cloakroom/WC. There are three bedrooms over two floors, including a master suite. There is also a large landing which could be suitable as a play area. A spacious, self-contained annexe has its own entrance from the additional parking area at the rear of the house. The large rear garden is mainly laid to lawn. Good transport connections are close by from West Dulwich and North Dulwich stations. College Road, Dulwich, SE21, £4,950,000, Harvey & Wheeler 0208 947 1100

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isplaying the first blue plaque to be erected south of the Thames, Holly Lodge was home for about a year, from 1859, to one of our greatest novelists, George Eliot. It was here that she wrote The Mill on the Floss. She described the house in a letter to a friend as “very comfortable, with far more of vulgar indulgences in it than I ever expected to have again; but you must not imagine it a snug place, just peeping above the holly bushes. Imagine it rather as a tall cake, with a low garnish of holly and laurel”. With new celebrity came the worry that the property was overlooked and George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) moved to Marylebone. Holly Lodge is a wonderful family home five bedroom house over four floors. It’s unusually wide (and has been extended and refurbished), has a 75ft garden and retains several period features.

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THE WORD

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eptember saw the schools reopen and our daily traffic levels increase. It also saw people retuning to work after the holiday period and, for many, thoughts turned to making a property move ahead of 2020 which, staggeringly, is only four months away. Brexit is left, right and centre of the political agenda again with Boris Johnson promising an exit from the EU by October 31 and politicians of all parties and persuasions continuing to support, rail against or simply sit on the fence. Your guess as to the eventual outcome is as good as mine but, irrespective, life will go on and I am confident that, despite choppy waters ahead, we will ultimately sail a course that allows everyone to succeed with the possibility of tax cuts and incentives counter balancing any of the worst economic fears. So we enter the autumn period without the stability that all markets crave. However, there remains a significant desire to own one’s own home – although the numbers of people who are now choosing to rent as a lifestyle “tenure of choice” has increased. Housebuilding is up but still falls short of required levels and the balances between supply and demand across all sectors continues to maintain property prices. Whilst there has been some adjustment in certain markets and there is “price sensitivity,” there is also sufficient demand to ensure that property sales and lets continue at steady levels. Certainly those who want, or need, to move are finding that they can do so and with mortgage rates continuing at historic low levels, affordability is actually improving. Transactions are however taking longer to complete. More rigorous criteria being imposed by lenders and conveyancers are often being particularly pedantic on resolving any issues from their pre-contract checks, especially on leasehold property. If you are thinking of selling, it is advisable to get your property on the market well ahead of your planned move date and also to instruct a conveyancer at that stage in

order that a “pack” of information can be £950,000 collated and provided to a buyer as soon as they are secured. This is particularly true of A five bedroom, detached, marine style leasehold properties where information from house backing onto Fishery Creek with a managing agent or residents association direct water frontage with stunning views may be required. and a great rear garden, as well as a If you are thinking of selling, speak to our large jetty and three berthing permits. sales team and they will be delighted to The property has been upgraded by the advise you about every aspect of making a present owner and offers flexible family successful move. sized accommodation with a boat/guest Lettings remain strong and there are some house to the rear. signs of rents moving upwards following the Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 introduction of the ban on tenant fees. The Morris Dibben 023 8181 0739 ability of tenants to move more easily and cheaply may see greater movement in the market although the trend is generally for tenants to want to secure a property for a longer period. Well managed and wellmaintained properties Chit Chaat Chai continue to attract the 356 Old York best rents and the best Road, Wandsworth quality tenants. Our Town SW18 1SS lettings team will be 020 8480 2364 pleased to advise www.chitchaatchai.com you on the best Where is it? A short walk from options for your Wandsworth Town Station property. As always, What’s it like?
I love Indian food and the team Chit Chaat Chai is one of my favourite and myself places to go. It has a bright and vibrant are here ambiance with a relaxed atmosphere to use our which is the perfect place to meet friends knowledge, for post-work drinks and food. experience And the food? It has authentic flavours, and skill to spices. One of my favourites is the help you Samosa Chaa which is drizzled with a c h i e v e yogurt, lashings of tamarind and your moving jewelled pomegranate with the ‘No goals. We Hurry Chicken Curry’ to follow. For know the local dessert, it is difficult not to choose market, we have the warm syrup-drenched experienced doughnuts. I also cannot many market help but have a the Potion changes in the past of Tagore, cocktail! and have the skills to do the best for you.

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Homes to buy in Wimbledon. Somerset Road, Wimbledon SW19 Exceptional townhouse benefitting from spacious living accommodation throughout. • • •

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Coombe Neville, Kingston upon Thames KT2 An attractive, well-maintained and spacious detached house in this very private enclave. • • •

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

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Homes to let in Richmond. St. Margarets Road, Richmond Beautifully presented 4 bedroom home offering light and airy living spaces.

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The family home close to the village green.

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Melville Road, Barnes SW13 A semi-detached family house situated on a leafy road in Barnes, beautifully presented with excellent design and thoughtful consideration of accommodation arrangement throughout. • • • •

Kate Cooper looks forward to helping you. kate.cooper@knightfrank.com 020 3371 3130

Open plan kitchen/dining/family room 56 ft south-facing garden Close to shops and amenities Approximately 2,431 sq ft

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SALESSUCCESS Jenny Knight talks to Toby Turnage, one of Knight Frank’s top performers

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plethora of buyers continue to target Wandsworth’s prime housing market, with Toby Turnage at Knight Frank’s Wandsworth Common office, leading KF’s sales for the region so far this financial year. “In Wandsworth there is a real shortage of higher value stock. We have registered 80% more buyers’ year to date than in 2018 with the majority being mostly local families with two or three children looking to trade up to a sizeable house with a large garden. “A number of buyers on our books have already completed and are renting in order to be in prime position to move once the house they want comes on the market.” The prime sector deals with any property valued at £2million and above. The ideal big family house has five to six bedrooms, a large garden and possibly a selfcontained flat or basement with a separate access for a live-in nanny. Toby says: “The market has undoubtedly softened

since 2014, but the lack of stock has meant prices in Wandsworth have remained resilient. As you would imagine, the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has had an effect but with no resolution imminent, there has been a clear shift in buyers’ mentality to get on with it now. People here are buying and moving out of necessity and don’t have the luxury of waiting indefinitely to solve Brexit and the issues surrounding it”. “We have been incredibly busy this year having handled the largest number of prime deals across our patch, 34% of deals over £2 million according to Rightmove. This has been helped hugely by the network of Knight Frank offices with buyers shared between our offices in Fulham and Chelsea amongst others. Recently a buyer was passed to us from our Fulham office, we agreed a house with them off-market at close to £4 million as he felt Wandsworth offered better value, gardens and transport links. This is just another example that demonstrates the importance of using an agent with a strong network of offices across London that are truly linked up.” Toby joined Knight Frank four years ago. Initially he headed the core market to grow stock up to £2 million and now he has moved to look after the prime market. Although he adds that, he still sells all types of property. The current objective is to cement Knight Frank’s position as market leader in the prime market around Wandsworth Common. He is married with two children and lives in Wandsworth. His is a keen kite surfer and he is looking forward to his latest kite surfing adventure in Morocco in November.

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

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Gwynne Road, Battersea, SW11 Located on the third floor of a popular modern building, this spacious apartment is ideally placed for Clapham Junction as well as the numerous amenities of Battersea Square. With two sunny balconies, as well as a sizeable communal roof terrace on the 6th floor of the building, the property benefits from stunning panoramic views over London. Approx. 842 sq ft. Energy Rating: B. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), open-plan reception room, 2 balconies, communal roof terrace. £508 Per Week | £2,200 Per Month (fees apply)

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Hester Road, Battersea, SW11 Albion Riverside Building offers contemporary lateral living and has become a much-loved landmark of Battersea. The property features a bright and generous reception room with direct views of the River Thames, as well as a modern integrated kitchen with high-spec appliances. Situated between both Battersea Bridge and Albert Bridge, the flat is a short walk from Battersea Park and other local amenities. Approx. 1,412 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), open-plan reception room, dressing room, utility room, balcony, swimming pool, gym, porter. £850 Per Week | £3,683 Per Month (fees apply)

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Gartmoor Gardens, Southfields, SW19 Situated in one of Southfields’ most popular residential areas, this generously proportioned family home is ideally located for both primary and secondary schools. Retaining many period characteristics, including fireplaces and substantial ceiling heights, the accommodation further features an entrance hall, a double reception room and a beautifully refurbished kitchen/dining area that opens on to an attractive, landscaped garden. Approx. 2,123 sq ft. Energy Rating: F. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, open-plan dining room, cloakroom, utility room cellar, garden. Freehold

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Herndon Road, Wandsworth, SW18 A well presented Victorian mid-terrace house, offering balanced accommodation with a practical configuration, suited to the modern family. The property comprises an elegant double reception room, which leads through to the open-plan kitchen/dining room backing on to a west-facing rear garden. Further features include a smart utility room and a separate family/entertainment room. Approx. 2,357 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, double reception room, open-plan dining room, family room, garden. Freehold

Guide Price £1,475,000

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Pepys Road, Wimbledon, SW20 A delightful Victorian family house, providing well proportioned and spacious accommodation over three floors. The property retains many period features with beautiful coving and fireplaces. The house has two reception rooms and the kitchen/family room has bi-fold doors that lead out onto the landscaped garden. Approx. 1,663 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, bathroom, double reception room, open-plan dining room, family room, cloakroom, garden, off-street parking. Freehold

Guide Price £1,175,000

Wimbledon Sales – 020 3151 6805

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Property of the month

York Mansions, SW11 Reception room, kitchen, dining room, 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, balcony, 139 sq m (1,492 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide £1.985 million | Share of Freehold

Eglantine Road, SW18 Double reception room, kitchen/dining room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cellar, eaves storage, garden, 200 sq m (2,155 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide £1.65 million | Freehold

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

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Savills Battersea Park

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Savills Northcote Road

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Battersea Church Road, SW11 Reception room/kitchen, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, separate W.C., roof terrace, gated off-street parking, 113 sq m (1,218 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide ÂŁ900,000 | Share of Freehold

Leathwaite Road, SW11 Reception/dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, shared garden, separate storage room, 65 sq m (696 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ650,000 | Leasehold Approximately 153 years remaining

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HEADS-UP SERVEDUP BYSAVILLS

Savills Barnes once again sponsored the BCA Barnes Food Fair, in September. Now in its 9th year, the event took place in and around a large marquee on Barnes Green, filled with interesting, unusual and delicious food and drink to sample and buy. There was a busy programme of fun and interactive foodie masterclasses.

WALKON GIVEUSTHE MONEY Putney is in line to get part of the Government’s £1billion High Street fund aimed at breathing new life into town centres. The Prime Minister confirmed that the Future High Streets’ Fund has been expanded, with an additional 50 towns getting support to reinvent their high streets and remain at the heart of their local communities. Putney suffers empty shops, traffic congestion, public areas in need of a revamp and air pollution. Cllr Jonathan Cook said “I am delighted that Putney High Street has been shortlisted by the government for further support. “Putney has been affected by the changes faced nationwide by the retail sector and our proposals will help to support the high street and identifying new initiatives that will ensure it continues to serve the needs of the local community.”

The Coaling Jetty, an historic Grade II*listed jetty located on the River Thames in front of Battersea Power Station, recently opened to the public for the first time in history.   The 133 metre long Coaling Jetty was constructed between 1929 and 1932 and serviced the Power Station in the loading and unloading of coal until it was decommissioned in 1983. Playing an important role in the overall masterplan for Battersea Power Station, it is an extension of the riverwalk at Circus West Village, the first phase in the regeneration, which opened to the public in 2017.

SPORTSHALLPROJECT Boutique property developer West Eleven is completing work refurbishing the Harris Academy sports centre, as part of its community development project in Battersea Park. The update to the current sports hall and changing rooms ensures pupils will have access to revamped sporting facilities in time for the new academic year whilst the on-going construction work continues on a brand new, purpose-built sports hall for the school, which is set for completion in May 2020. The work to the existing school sports hall coincides with the wider activity underway as part of West Eleven’s The View, a 15-storey, 39-unit development expected to become a South-West London landmark. The school’s new sports hall will be open to the local community in the evenings and weekends. Will Herrmann, Founder of West Eleven, says: “As The View will make a permanent addition to London’s skyline, the new sports hall will make its mark in the local community, helping to develop the next wave of sporting talent in the area. It makes everyone at West Eleven extremely proud to have helped the neighbouring school, and wider community, in this way. We hope it will be enjoyed by countless children and adults in years to come.” Teachers at the Harris Academy will be given first refusal to the affordable rented properties at The View.

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ALLLITUP Lights to illuminate Putney Bridge at night have been switched on. Wandsworth Council has installed low energy eco-friendly LED floodlights on the side of the bridge and under all the arches to illuminate the historic Grade II Listed bridge, so it can be seen in all its glory during the hours of darkness. Cabinet member for transport Paul Ellis said: “This is a historic and iconic London bridge and we agreed that this important gateway to our borough should be lit so people can see just how stunning the bridge looks under the cover of darkness.”   He added: “Lighting the bridge was one of our manifesto commitments and will be a huge boost to Putney’s night time economy, especially to businesses based on the riverside. This is all about generating interest in Putney and transforming how the area looks in the evening.” The project has been funded using cash levied from housing and property developers in the area who are required to pay contributions towards neighbourhood infrastructure improvement schemes. Others set to benefit from this fund are rail passengers in East Putney who could soon see their journey times reduced as plans advance to open a second entrance to Putney Station via a footbridge onto the platforms at Oxford Road.

DESIGNAWARDS The deadline is approaching for nominations for Wandsworth Design Awards. The awards, held every other year since 1999, reward high-quality design. Local community groups, residents, businesses and people working in the borough are all encouraged to nominate schemes completed over the last two years. The last winners included student accommodation at Chadwick Hall, Roehampton (below), St Mary’s RC School in Battersea, the Tara Arts theatre in Earlsfield, the Earlsfield Pub, and a restored ice house at Burntwood School. The 2019 winners will be selected by a panel of judges comprising councillors, including the council’s design and heritage champions, local architects, representatives of the Wandsworth Design Review Panel, local amenity societies and the Wandsworth Access Association. An Awards Presentation will be held in Spring 2020. The awards incorporate the council’s Access Awards which encourage architects and designers to embrace inclusive design. Nominations are also encouraged for buildings and spaces that demonstrate excellence in sustainable design and construction. The council’s planning chairman Cllr Guy Humphries said: “The Wandsworth Design Awards aim to spur the borough’s architects and developers to do their very best work, creating buildings that enhance our borough and are sustainable and accessible to everyone. Please get in touch to nominate schemes that you feel deserve to be given more recognition.” All projects must have been completed since January 1, 2017. Nominations must be in by September 30.

WORD ON THE STREET What will happen to house prices in a nodeal Brexit – and will it be a good time to buy? WENDY PETERMAN PETERMANS & CO At the moment there is a severe lack of property on the market as vendors are waiting to see what the outcome of Brexit will finally be. I don’t think in the short term it will make any difference to the price of residential property as people just need some kind of clarification. The market may become slightly more buoyant as more property becomes available and people feel they can finally move on, but certainly in London prices have not dropped substantially. For an astute buyer probably the best time to buy is now whilst there is still that general uncertainty. There is a suggestion that prices will fall further after a no Deal Brexit but without a crystal ball who really knows. Property prices are just a small part of what is going on in our economy now. As we live through this challenging time in our country, all I can advise is that the deals are still out there and if you see a good one now, it’s worth buying now rather than hoping for a drop at some time. Remember we could still be talking about leaving next year!

DOMINIC PASQUA KNIGHT FRANK WIMBLEDON It is very difficult to predict what will happen to house prices if we Brexit with no deal. A lot of commentators are predicting a return to confidence in the market when we Brexit as this removes the uncertainty that currently surrounds the market.  Since the Stamp Duty rises in December 2014 property prices around the Capital have fallen year on year and so now properties in most locations are offering terrific value and so it must be a good time to buy.  Researchers predict modest growth in property values over the next 4 years, once Brexit is out of the way.

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re you thinking about moving? If you’re serious about selling your home, then there is no better time to show some extra care for your property. Of course, if you have taken good care of your property throughout the years, then this will show. A well-cared for property will be easy to spot by buyers – it can contribute towards helping to sell your home and, crucially, get a good deal! And if you want to make a really good first impression with prospective buyers, other than regular maintenance, you can consider other steps that could boost the value of your home further still – and all without necessarily spending a fortune. The time and effort you invest now, will help to secure a sale and a good deal for you and help towards purchasing your next home.

– and mirrors too! But don’t forget about the outside of your home and your front door. Time spent repainting the exterior and sprucing up your front door can also help to achieve the desired ‘kerb appeal’.

So, here are some of my top tips to help add value to your home ahead of a sale. Whilst there is no single change that can guarantee a sale at your asking price, there are steps you can take to make the best first impression. Overall, your house needs to feel as light, clean, spacious and cared for as possible. You could also:

Name your home For no cost at all (surprisingly!), you could consider naming your property. All you would need is approval from your local council and confirmation from Royal Mail.

Redecorate Great photos can really help to sell your home and it’s amazing what a lick of paint can do

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Do some renovation If money and time allows, how about a loft or garage conversion, or even building a conservatory? If done right, all these things can certainly add more value. Living in an urban area where parking is at a premium, you could pave your front garden to allow for off-street parking. In prime city locations, this change alone could add up to £50,000 to your property’s value. Time to dig out your DIY gear or find a trusted tradesman in your local area to help do the work for you!

option to consider. If you need a good, local surveyor to help you, please head over to www.moveiq.co.uk. Garden maintenance In urban areas, gardens come at a premium. A well-maintained, attractive garden, however small, can have huge appeal to potential buyers, so don’t neglect it! I’ve got some great tips to help make the most of small outside spaces. If you rather someone else did the maintenance for you, you can always find good, local gardeners. If you’re still struggling to sell your home, there are other factors to consider. Ask yourself if your estate agent is being proactive enough or if perhaps the area is putting people off?

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s a young student beginning his design training in London, Joined + Jointed founder Samuel Chan would count his blessings. “It was a huge privilege to be trained to do exactly what I wanted to do,” he remembers. “Design education in the UK was among the best in the world. It’s come under pressure in recent years. I want to do what I can to support it.” Last autumn, in an initiative called ‘J+J Generations’, he teamed up with one of the country’s current leading lights, Kingston School of Art, setting its product and furniture design students a brief to design a coat stand. The undergraduates set to work with sketches and models, motivated by the promise that the winning design would be put into production by Joined + Jointed. “A number of the designs showed original thinking,” says Samuel. “But for me there was a clear winner. It was visually striking, functional, and required meticulous wood craft in its making – which is exactly what Joined + Jointed is about.” The stand-out design came from Tristan Hibberd, then a final year student at Kingston. His concept featured a series of poles with solid wood orbs, which acted as coat hooks and could turn on their base. After months of developing the design with Samuel and the Joined + Jointed team, Tristan’s design – ‘Pivot’ – was launched in September at 100% Design, the UK’s longest-running design event. “Seeing Samuel’s passion for what he loves inspired the hard work I put into the project,” says Tristan. “Becoming part of the Joined + Jointed collective gives me the support to believe in myself and to carry on working.” Working with young designers through ‘J+J Generations’ is something Samuel intends to do year after year. “Design is about being open to what is new, and I’m always excited by the fresh thinking coming out of our design schools. Sometimes it takes just a bit of input from someone with experience to turn a concept into a viable product. As established designers, when we encourage new talent we’re sustaining not just that individual, but through them the industry as a whole.” ‘Pivot’ is a Joined + Jointed Special Edition

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SIXBEDDER Finished to the highest standard, this is an exceptional and unique six bedroom house, with four bathrooms, excellent living space, high ceilings and private garden

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here is a lovely entrance hall with herringbone flooring. To the front is an elegant bay-fronted, double reception room with an attractive fireplace. And to the rear, a magnificent kitchen and dining room displaying Calcatta marble worktops, Lacanche oven and Bladon stone floor tiling. Glass sliding doors lead out to the manicured southfacing garden. A staircase leads down to the basement, opening up to a grand family room with high ceilings and a light well which creates a bright and airy environment. A secret bar is hidden behind a door in one corner of the room. The basement also provides a further double bedroom, shower room, and separate WC and the area can be made separately accessible if necessary.

Upstairs the master suite occupies the front of the first floor with Calcatta marble vanity and tiling, walk-in shower and bath. The first floor also has a guest bathroom and second bedroom overlooking the garden. The three further double bedrooms are located on the second floor with a guest bathroom. Brynmaer Road is on the doorstep of Battersea Park and a short walk across Albert Bridge will take you to the popular shops and eateries on King’s Road and Sloane Square, Chelsea. Good transport links can be found at Clapham Junction with over ground trains to Central London and across England.

‘The basement also provides a further double bedroom, shower room, and separate WC’

Brynmaer Road, Battersea, SW11, £3,250,000, Knight Frank 020 3866 2930

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SUBSTANTIAL VICTORIAN This substantial Victorian family house in the heart of Wimbledon Village has many period features and a large, selfcontained two bedroom flat

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he house has six bedrooms, three reception rooms, four bath or shower rooms and a large walled, westerly garden. It is beautifully presented and located on a quiet residential road just a few hundred yards from the Village High Street. The house, approached via its most impressive entrance, has been comprehensively restored and sympathetically modernised by the present owner and offers well planned accommodation over four floors. The spacious and versatile layout incorporates a large self-contained flat on the lower ground floor which could easily be incorporated within the main family accommodation to provide additional leisure space, for instance a gym or games room, plus a cinema room. On the ground floor there are beautifully proportioned reception rooms with high corniced ceilings, fireplaces and architectural column radiators. The smartly appointed and fitted kitchen/breakfast room connects

with the beautiful double aspect dining room, provides a splendid atmosphere for entertaining with the added benefit of French doors which lead out to a lovely side garden area. The lower ground floor flat is as spacious and impressive as the main house and can be accessed from both inside the house and via its own separate side entrance, so it can be self-contained if required. Upstairs over two floors, arranged around the beautifully bright landings, there are six large bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four stylishly appointed bath/shower rooms. Outside, meticulously manicured walled gardens surround the house with plenty of space for family fun as well as al fresco entertaining. There is a detached double garage and off-street parking to the front with side access to the rear. ER/C.

‘The spacious and versatile layout incorporates a large self-contained flat on the lower ground floor’

Lancaster House, Lancaster Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19, POA, Robert Holmes & Company 020 8947 9833

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EXHIBITION HOUSE This five bedroom, detached Victorian house of over 2,900 square feet was built for the Great Exhibition of 1850 and now stands in a conservation area

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he house also has four bathrooms and three reception rooms. It has off street parking and a 72ft garden, with good transport links at Clapham Junction into Victoria or Waterloo. The property has a raised ground floor entrance and off the hallway there is an elegant bay fronted double reception room with a dual aspect offering wonderful views of the rear garden. There is also a useful study with a glass door onto a balcony leading to the garden. The lower ground floor comprises a family room, which opens into a generous dining space and leads in turn to a wonderful contemporary kitchen. The kitchen benefits from an abundance of natural light and underfloor heating. It has an extensive range of units and cupboards with integrated Miele appliances, a large breakfast bar and full-height French doors which open onto a private walled garden. A fantastic garden room, incorporating a contemporary bar area, and excellent

storage space is at the rear. There is also side access to the rear of the property. The utility room is conveniently located off the kitchen and there is a downstairs cloakroom and wine cellar/store room. Upstairs, the wonderful master suite has glass-fronted bespoke wardrobes, two walk-in dressing rooms, and a luxurious en suite bathroom. To the rear is a guest double with an en suite shower room. There are three more bedrooms, a stylish shower room, and a family bathroom at the top of the house. E l s y n g e Road is one of W a n d s w o r t h ’s most prized roads. It was designed for the Great Exhibition and displays a unique array of Victorian architecture. It is close to the excellent shops and restaurants on St John’s Hill, and has easy access to the City and West End via Clapham Junction.

‘It has off street parking and a 72ft garden, with good transport links at Clapham Junction into Victoria or Waterloo’

Elsynge Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18, £2,850,000, Knight Frank 0208 682 7768

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CONSERVATION AREA This extremely well presented three bedroom family house is situated within ‘The Sisters’ conservation area and has delightful and wellproportioned living and entertaining space

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Orbel Street lies to the north of Battersea Park Road in an area that has been cut off from “through” traffic. There are shops and restaurants close by and in Battersea Square. Clapham Junction provides a comprehensive mainline train transport and local bus services provide links to the City and West End.

‘The house could also be further extended by converting the loft to provide another bedroom and bathroom’

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PEARLY KINGS AND QUEENS HARVEST FESTIVAL Guildhall Yard, City of London Sun 29 Sep

Celebrate the end of summer with the Pearly Kings and Queens – marching bands, Morris dancers, maypole dancing, donkeys and carts and Newfoundland dogs join in the parade. www.pearlysociety.co.uk

HOUSEPLANT FESTIVAL Garden Museum, Lambeth Sun 29 Sept

The Garden Museum is hosting the very first Houseplant Festival, curated by journalist and author of ‘How to Grow Stuff’ Alice Vincent. It’s going to bring together a thriving plant community – pick up some tips, take part in a workshop, attend a talk, enjoy some food and a drink from the Garden Café, and of course, do a little plant shopping and swapping. www.gardenmuseum.org.uk

GOOD QUEEN BESS – LIFE AND DRESS IN ELIZABETH’S ENGLAND Hampton Court Palace until Fri 25 Oct

Join a guided tour to witness her courtiers as they prepare for a royal visit and explore how life in the palace changed between the reigns of Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Also on show ‘the lost dress of Elizabeth I’, a rare piece of embroidered cloth thought to be part of one of the only surviving dresses that she wore. www.hrp.org.uk

CHIHULY NIGHTS Kew Gardens until Oct 26

Experience Dale Chihuly’s breathtaking glass artworks as the sun sets across Kew Gardens, illuminated under the evening sky. The soundscape, from a rotating line up of musicians, including the UK’s only glass harmonica player Alasdair Malloy, will change each evening with instruments and vocals reflecting Chihuly’s use of glass and breath. www.kew.org

WIMBLEDON BOOKFEST Wimbledon Common Thur 3 Oct-Sun 13 Oct

Almost 100 events over 10 days bring literature to the heart of the community with a stellar cast of authors – including Joanne Harris, Alastair Cook and Simon Ermitage – something to please all readers. www.wimbledonbookfest.org

HALLOWEEN BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Wandsworth Common Wed 30 Oct-Sat 2 Nov

South London’s biggest and best independent festival is packed with new and hard-to-find brews from the four corners of Britain and overseas and held in London’s spookiest building. On Preview Night on the Wednesday all beer and cider is included in the £30 entrance. £5 entrance on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandsworthcommon-halloween-beer-festival-2019tickets-70848023345

HIDDEN LONDON: CLAPHAM SOUTH – SUBTERRANEAN SHELTER Clapham South Underground Station 14 dates in October

Visit the disused shelter at Clapham South Tube station and discover what secrets lurk beneath the busy streets. Part of the Transport Museum’s new exhibition of the ‘forgotten’ parts of the Tube network. www.ticketfeed.Itmuseum.co.uk

GAUGUIN PORTRAITS National Gallery Mon 7 Oct-Sun 26 Jan

Paul Gauguin. Self Portrait with Yellow Christ, 1890-1891 © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay)/René-Gabriel Ojéda

shows how the French artist revolutionised the portrait. www.nationalgallery.org.uk

THE LONDON ARTISAN Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane E1 Sat 19 Oct-Sun 20 Oct

60 contemporary designer makers at the Old Truman Brewery for a two-day design event, with free entry to all. The London Artisan offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers and is a must for those passionate about well designed, handmade, organic and sustainable goods. www.thelondonartisan.com

WONDER LAB: THE EQUINOR GALLERY Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 Sat 19 Oct-Feb 2020

Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience with more than 50 exhibits, shows and demonstrations to enjoy, will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways. www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

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NEWHOMES UPDATE John East Director, KFH Land and New Homes considers the increase in new home developments

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his autumn, we are experiencing a continuation of a trend we highlighted in our latest Land and New Homes report, Building a New Future. Findings showed that there are increased signs of renewed activity across London’s development pipeline this year, with new schemes of 20 or more new homes up by 18% at the start of 2019, when compared to 2017. We’ve also seen an increase in new home developments coming to the market across the capital, notably in South London. This is no surprise, as across South West London alone, one in every ten properties sold over the past year was a new build home, predominantly apartments. Developers also recognise that, despite the current political climate, many home buyers want to move forward with a purchase and have both desire and good reason to find their new home. Another popular trend in the market is that developers are now preferring to offer buyers the opportunity to view the finished product rather than an off-plan concept. By doing so, developers have been able to provide buyers with the ability to see the quality of the new build first

hand and appreciate the differences that some plots may have over others. This enables buyers to make informed decisions on which new home suits their requirements best. Developments launched recently include two sets of nine apartments in Earlsfield and Tooting. Demand is high in these areas, as both have achieved 50% sales success within a couple of weeks of coming to the market. An element of this success is attributed to showing buyers a more finished building as well as providing Help to Buy, which is a popular option for first time buyers looking to get on the property ladder. Based on sales in 2018, across South East London, four in every five properties new build properties sold were below the required £600,000 threshold. London is set for a decade of building and change if the Mayor’s ambition for delivery of new homes is to be achieved. As the provision of tall towers is increasingly dominating developments in certain locations across London, the skyline is expected to look quite different a decade from now.

(Main) Lark House, Tooting, SW17. Prices range from £540,000 to £560,000 for a two bedroom apartment, KFH Land and New Homes 020 8131 6397 (Inset) St Andrews Court, Earlsfield, SW18. Prices range from £560,000 for a two bedroom apartment to £750,000 for a three bedroom apartment, KFH Land and New Homes at 020 8131 6397

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ocated in one of Wimbledon’s exclusive private roads, the two magnificent new homes, Moonstone and Silverwood are examples of the finest luxury living. These stunning six-bedroom properties feature substantial living space over three floors. The high levels of specification reflect the status of this prime residential location. Nearby Wimbledon Village combines the best of sophisticated urban living with the advantages of natural green space for an ideal lifestyle. And with central London within touching distance, buyers will be spoilt for choice when exciting nightlife beckons. For relaxed living, every aspect of Moonstone and Silverwood has been thoughtfully designed to provide a home that blends style with practicality. The interiors boast bespoke, contemporary kitchens with Siemens appliances, crisp white sanitary ware with contemporary vanity units and tiling to the bathroom and wiring for media, entertainment and sound systems. The traditional construction stands on solid concrete floors with underfloor heating throughout the house. High ceilings to all floors create bright, wellproportioned spaces, while the master bedroom enjoys

a private, south-facing balcony. There are also secluded, south-facing gardens. Reflecting the classic architecture of the Arts & Crafts movement, Moonstone is a unique new build home which complements its neighbouring properties while enhancing the local environment. Silverwood is an impressive red-brick property featuring distinctive architectural detailing and, like Moonstone, offers substantial living space plus an integral garage. Ashgrove Homes builds luxurious new homes and Peter Owen, Managing Director, has hand-picked a team of directors who draw on decades of experience in this marketplace and understand what today’s homebuyers want. Whether it’s a development of contemporary apartments or a bespoke detached family residence Ashgrove knows that today’s lifestyles demand new and improved construction techniques, advanced technologies and far higher internal specifications than ever before. Moonstone and Silverwood, Ellerton Road, Wimbledon, SW20, £4.5million, Ashgrove Homes 01483 209600 or ashgrovehomes.com, Hamptons International 020 3151 7716

INTERIORDESIGNED A comprehensive redevelopment of a beautiful Victorian mansion has created luxurious apartments finished to a high interior designed specification. These two bedroom flats have private garden or balconies, modern kitchens with builtin Bosch appliances, built-in bespoke wardrobes and stylish bathrooms with Sanuex sanitary ware. There is a video phone entry system, herringbone wood flooring, bike stores, parking permits and 10 year warranty. With both the town centre and the village in walking distance, there is an array of shopping and leisure options nearby. The beautiful open lands of Wimbledon Common, Cannizaro Park, Richmond Park and Putney Heath are all in the area. 3 Edge Hill is three-quarters of a mile from both Wimbledon and Raynes Park Stations giving fast and regular access to the City and West End. Wimbledon also provides Tramlink services into Croydon and surrounding areas as well as regular District Line services into London. There are fast road links to Heathrow and Gatwick, while the A3 runs out into Surrey and down to Portsmouth. Edge Hill, Wimbledon, SW19, £626,000, Hamptons 020 3369 4396

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Designed and built by premier luxury housebuilder Octagon, Broadoaks Park is soon to launch its magnificent mix of family homes set in approximately 25 acres of green space. Connecting city and country lifestyles, this unique and exclusive development will offer a range of beautiful homes, from stylish 2 bedroom apartments to spacious detached family houses. Centred around a Grade II Listed mansion alongside original lodges, a coach house and ornamental gardens, Broadoaks Park offers a blend of heritage and modernity to create a one-of-a-kind community. Guide Prices from phase one for apartments and houses range from ÂŁ625,000 - ÂŁ1,850,000.

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MONEYTIP With uncertainty surrounding the UK’s involvement with Europe and concerns around a global economic slowdown, the cost of money which lenders use to price mortgages has dramatically fallen. So borrowers looking for some certainty in life may be attracted by some of the new mortgage offerings now available. Not content with the growth of ten year fixes available, a few lenders have launched 15 year versions – offering borrowers the comfort of knowing exactly what their payments would be until the mid-2030s. However, before you rush to sign up, you should think about whether it would be appropriate to do so. Firstly, there will be a premium in percentage rate over equivalent 5 or 10 year products. Whilst many of these long term deals are portable, should you want to move, there are no guarantees you will meet the lenders’ criteria at the time of application. Fixes typically have Early Repayment Charges for the term of the initial fixed rate period – should a life changing event occur and there be a need to redeem the mortgage, a substantial cost could be incurred. Whilst a long-term fix is not suitable for everyone, for those seeking financial stability in the comfort of their home that they intend to live in for the remainder of their lives, it could be an opportunity not to miss.

MONEY MATTERS

GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

7% 3 million

GAMECHANGER

The number of people who expect to be paying off their mortgage beyond the age of 65

The proportion of people who look for a new home within a month of buying one

When Tyrone Mings scores the winning goal for England in the European football championships next year, there will be quite a few people watching who will say: “That guy arranged my mortgage”. Mings, who now plays for Aston Villa, had started life with his mother and siblings in a homeless shelter, went on to win a football scholarship to Millfield and then played non-league football while working for London & Country mortgages. “I can’t say that while I sat at my desk cold calling or trying to help people re-mortgage that playing for England was a real achievable goal,” he told The Sun.

NUMBERCRUNCHING

2 million Workers on zero-hours contracts who could now be eligible for a mortgage with HSBC

1.28%

The rate on NatWest’s two-yearfixed deal, one of the lowest on the market

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

Lender

Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Santander

1.28%

12/2/2021

4.00%

3.7%

60%

n/a

3% until 02/12/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee

-

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

Barclays

1.35%

10/31/2021

4.24%

3.9%

75%

n/a

2% until 31/10/2021 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee

-

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

Platform (Via Intermediaries)

1.64%

11/30/2024

4.99%

3.9%

60%

n/a

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

£999 Product Fee

-

Mx £2m. Free valuation & cashback. Free legals for remortgages.

Coventry BS

2.20%

9/30/2029

4.74%

3.2%

50%

n/a

5/5/3/3/3% 30/09/2024 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee

-

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

Virgin Money

2.55%

1/1/2035

4.74%

3.0%

65%

n/a

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

£995 Product Fee

-

Mx £1m. Cashback for purchases. Free valuation and legals for remortgages.

Source: SPF Private Clients

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A moving story Duncan Farmer experiences unexpected stress in arranging a loan for a new house

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s I write this I’m surrounding by boxes as I prepare to move house. In the main it has been a fairly stress-free process, even BT has managed to transfer my broadband account without (too much) trouble. Arranging a mortgage was the only part of the transaction that tested my patience, and I had thought it would be so easy. The house I’m buying is the same price as the one I am selling, so I wanted to keep the same small mortgage – a fixed-rate deal I had had for almost five years. I have kept up all the payments and made several overpayments so thought my lender would be only too pleased to stick with me. When I emailed to say that I wanted to “port” my mortgage to the new property I was told that this was perfectly possible but that I would be treated as a new customer and would have to start the entire application process from scratch. This would involve a pre-application telephone conversation with a mortgage broker followed by a two-hour telephone interview. I would also have to supply all the supporting documentation – payslips, tax returns, bank statements, employer reference etc – that I had shown them nearly five years previously. I got nowhere by arguing that the whole process seemed utterly pointless because if I wasn’t moving home they wouldn’t dream of checking whether or not my circumstances had changed (they hadn’t). In an attempt to find a way round this I contacted the independent broker who had arranged the loan five years ago. Not only did he say that he could cut the interview process to about half an hour he also said that he could shave quite a few points off the interest rate. My new loan has a rate of 1.6 per cent, compared with 3.38 with the old one, fixed for two years with the added benefit that there is no penalty for overpayments. Under my old mortgage there was a limit to the amount you could pay each year. And although I had to pay the broker a small fee, there was no arrangement fee from the lender. At a time when banks and building societies are climbing over each other to get customers, the only thing that surprises me is that my former lender has done absolutely nothing to persuade me to stay.

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oving house is usually an exciting time but research suggests that almost one in 10 of us is so disappointed with the property that we spend the first month after getting the keys searching for something better. More than a third of people have searched for another home within a year of buying, according to Thomas Sanderson, a window furnishing company, and seven per cent have gone house hunting within a month. Apparently most either regret their purchase, want to change location or wonder if they could have bought something more suitable for the same price.

Variable Rates APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Tracker over base until 4.24% 31/01/2022

3.8%

60%

n/a

1% / 0.5% until 31/01/2022 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee

-

Mx £10m. Purchase Only. Remortgage (Free valuation and legals) at 1.33%

Tracker over base until 4.24% 31/01/2022

4.8%

75%

n/a

1% / 0.5% until 331/01/2022 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee

-

Mx £10m. Purchase Only. Remortgage (Free valuation and legals) at 1.39%

4.19%

4.0%

90%

n/a

None

£’999 Product Fee

-

Mx £400k. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

n/a

2.0%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

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

Lender

Rate

Until

Natwest

1.24%

Natwest

1.32%

HSBC

2.09%

Tracker over base for 24 months

Coventry BS

1.95%

Variable rate for term (not linked to Base Rate)

Rev. Rate

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IMMACULATE EDWARDIAN T

his attractive, bright and airy, semi-detached, five bedroom Edwardian house is immaculately decorated with spacious accommodation over three floors and a smart garden. Nestling to the south of Streatham Common in a protected conservation area of attractive period houses surrounded by greenery, this is a light-filled property with well-proportioned living space in excess of 2,000 square feet. It is a truly outstanding house with a spacious openplan downstairs space including a stunning hand-built kitchen and doors leading to the garden. The master

bedroom is equally impressive with an en suite bathroom and dressing room. Heybridge Avenue is within easy reach of Streatham (Thameslink) and Norbury stations with easy commuting into the City and West End. There are several large supermarkets as well as the popular gastropub “The Bull” and cafés, shops and pubs close by. Streatham leisure centre and ice-rink as well as the beautiful Rookery Gardens and Streatham Common are on the doorstep. Heybridge Avenue, Streatham, SW16, £1,275,000, Winkworth 020 8769 6699

PATIOGARDEN This four bedroom semi-detached, Victorian house has two reception rooms and two bathrooms. There is a modern, well-appointed kitchen/dining room and a galleried reception room. The master bedroom has a luxury en suite bathroom and a dressing room with a separate WC. The private, south-facing, landscaped patio garden has side access. The house offers fantastic entertaining space and the enormous convenience of a central Putney location. The fashionable restaurants, shops and bars of the Lower Richmond Road and the River Thames Embankment are all very close. The many amenities and extensive transport links of central Putney are also within easy walking distance. Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15, £1,475,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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Stunning Views T his luxurious two-bedroom apartment is on the tenth floor and has, arguably, the best views for miles, forming part of a sought after development overlooking the All England Lawn Tennis Club and with views towards Central London. The development has superbly maintained communal gardens and secure underground parking with an estate supervisor and porter service. Burghley House forms part of the prestigious Oakfield Estate of five exceptionally well-maintained apartment buildings set in four acres of landscaped grounds, including peaceful communal gardens. The property is located within easy reach of Wimbledon Village with its first class selection of shops, restaurants and cafés and the wide open spaces of Wimbledon Common. There are more comprehensive shopping facilities in nearby Wimbledon town centre and fast

and frequent train services provide easy access to Central London. The apartment is approached via the smart communal entrance hall with two lifts. It is light and airy and the generous reception hall has a desk area, an impressive double aspect reception room with balcony, a fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and two bath/shower rooms (one en suite). The reception room balcony allows one to soak up and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the annual tennis championships, as well as the breathtaking sight of the ever-changing London skyline including glimpses of Big Ben. It comes with a long lease and a share of the freehold. ER/C.

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...

Burghley House, Somerset Road, Wimbledon, London SW19, £985,000, Robert Holmes & Company 020 8947 9833

Wimbledon Village

£5,000,000

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Wimbledon Village

£4,650,000

A very attractive double-fronted Victorian house situated towards the end of a quiet cul-de-sac within a short walk of King’s College School, the Village and Common and the town centre Hallway • Drawing room • Dining room • Family room • Kitchen/Breakfast room • Utility Room & cloakroom • Master bedroom suite with e/s bathroom • 6 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/shower rooms • Delightful garden • ER/E 56 Robert Holmes Sales DPS.indd 1

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Wimbledon Village

POA

A charming 18th Century Dorset Manor House moved and reconstructed in Wimbledon in 1903, in a secluded and picturesque setting approximately 450 metres from the Village High Street Flagstone hall • Drawing room • Dining room • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/sitting room with courtyard garden • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bath/shower rooms • West facing garden • Pair of adjacent garages • Off-street parking • ER/E

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Wimbledon Village

£7,250,000

Wimbledon £2,850,000

Currently arranged as 3 flats with planning permission to restore to a single residence Proposed Accommodation: 3 reception rooms • study • kitchen/breakfast room • 7 bedrooms • 5 bath/showers • 2 dressing rooms • 160’ southerly garden • OSP • ER/E, D and E

On a generous plot of approx. 0.3 acre with pp to partially demolish existing house Drawing room • dining room • study • kitchen/breakfast room • 5 bedrooms • 2 bath/ shower rooms • large loft • 117’ garden • garage and OSP • ER/D

Wimbledon £3,200,000

Wimbledon Common

£1,375,000

An attractive house very conveniently situated in a quiet residential location Drawing room • dining room • kitchen/family room • study • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • temperature controlled wine cellar • garden • garage and workshop • OSP • ER/D

With great potential in a picturesque setting overlooking Cannizaro Park Reception room • dining room • kitchen • 3 bedrooms • bathroom • garden • lovely views • ER/D

Wimbledon £2,990,000

Wimbledon £1,650,000

Recently modernised with spacious accommodation and a south facing garden Reception room • TV room • kitchen/dining/family room • study • wine cellar • master bedroom • 5 further bedrooms • 3 further bath/shower rooms • garden • OSP for 2 cars • ER/D

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Skilfully modernised and extended period house in a convenient location Double reception room • kitchen/dining/family room • master bedroom suite • 4 further double bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • landscaped garden and OSP • ER/D

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Impressive family home

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uietly positioned within delightful landscaped gardens, this sixbedroom house is set behind a double gated carriage drive within the Coombe Hill private Estate. Woodview has full lift access to over 8,700 square feet of accommodation on four floors. It is beautifully maintained with a wonderful lower ground floor area with a media room, gym and spa. Warren Road is one of the loveliest, private roads in the Coombe Hill Estate, and Woodview is a superb family residence, combining state of the art home technology with modern style and panache. As well as a lift to all floors it has a Creston home automation system with security cameras, underfloor heating throughout and full air conditioning. The recently built home would be ideal for a large family as it is walking distance from some of the area’s finest independent schools and only moments from Royal Richmond Park. The ground floor has ample entertaining space with an elegant formal drawing room, a large family room, a dining room, cloakroom and a study. The kitchen is sleek and modern with a large central island, granite work surfaces and high quality integrated appliances. The sunny garden room is particularly beautiful with a huge roof lantern

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and a glass wall with views onto a spectacular, professionally landscaped garden. Upstairs is a sumptuous master suite with a lovely balcony giving gorgeous views over the garden as well as three more double bedrooms (two with balconies) and all with en suites. On the second floor are two very large bedrooms and a spacious bathroom with a dramatic vaulted ceiling over the freestanding bath. The lower ground floor has a cinema room, full gymnasium, a games room with a bar, sauna, steam and jacuzzi, spa treatment room, utility room, and separate storage rooms. Bedroom six would be useful as a staff accommodation with an en suite shower room and a kitchenette as well as its own separate entrance. The garden is lush, private, with immaculate lawns and mature trees and shrubs.

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...

Woodview, Warren Road, Coombe Estate KT2, £6,950,000, Robert Holmes & Company 0208 947 1100

Coombe

£2,225,000

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Coombe Estate

ÂŁ2,800,000

A very charming family house set at the end of a private drive with a generous garden located on the prestigious Coombe Estate within easy reach of Kingston town centre, Richmond Park and Norbiton station.

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Coombe Hill

ÂŁ3,950,000

Pinewood is a substantial home and provides flexible living and bedroom accommodation arranged over four floors including a mezzanine. Delightfully secluded gardens.

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Coombe £1,050,000

Coombe £1,950,000

Coombeside £1,295,000

Copse Hill

A stylish and immaculate 5 bedroom family house close to excellent state and independent schools. Recently completely refurbished throughout with a sleek modern kitchen, an elegant open plan reception room and well proportioned accommodation on three floors.

*NO CHAIN* Proudly occupying a delightful corner position within the frequently requested Coombeside area. These appealing Berg homes are ideal for families; close to excellent local schools and within walking distance of both New Malden and Norbiton Station.

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A brilliant family house set behind its own handsome gates - recently extended and completely refurbished with a beautiful large south facing garden and secluded,heated swimming pool.

£2,125,000

A bright and appealing family home with a distinctive contemporary feel set within a delightful cul-de-sac just off Copse Hill. The ground floor has been thoughtfully extended to create clever glass vistas that give an ingenious feeling of space and light.

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Wimbledon Common

£12,950 pcm

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

Wimbledon Village

£ROA pcm

Set in the heart of Village this gated, traditional, family home is very well located for local schools and amenities. Roof terrace leading from master bedroom overlooking beautiful mature garden and outdoor swimming pool. Study, sauna and self-contained studio. ER/E

Wimbledon

£3,500 pcm

Wimbledon Common

£3,300 pcm

Wimbledon

£3,250 pcm

Wimbledon Village

£2,500 pcm

Refurbished to an exceptional standard, this spacious furnished ground floor apartment is situated in an excellent, quiet and central location between Wimbledon Village and the town centre with the benefit of a garage. Long term or short term. ER/C

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

A charming early 19th century cottage in an enviable and picturesque position overlooking the common. The property is offered unfurnished and comprises two bedrooms one study two bathrooms and a pretty rear patio. ER/D

Stunning newly refurbished two bedroom, two bathroom apartment overlooking the High Street and a stone’s throw from the Common. Light and airy with stunning kitchen/ reception room. Wooden flooring throughout. ER/D

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BEAUTIFULLYPRESENTED With four good-sized bedrooms, this wide, semi-detached 1930s’ house has three superb bathrooms and a secluded 38ft garden. It also has off-street parking and a secure garage. It is situated in a premier street close to exclusive Clapham Common Westside, and within easy reach of Clapham South underground. The house is set back from the road behind its front garden, and has generously proportioned rooms, all finished to a high standard. The ground floor has high-quality wood flooring throughout, and provides plenty of flexible family living space. The two reception rooms have been knocked together; likewise, the well-fitted adjacent kitchen could also be knocked through with the minimum of fuss to provide open-plan living if required. Upstairs two large double bedrooms have own en suites – one with ‘Jack and Jill’ doors so it can be accessed from the landing. A particular feature of this house is the beautiful stained-glassed window as you climb the stairs. On the second floor, the loft has been converted to create two additional bedrooms (one en suite) as well as a walk-in wardrobe. In addition to generous wardrobe space, there is also plenty of under-eaves storage. Thurleigh Avenue runs between the exclusive Thurleigh Road and Nightingale Lane. The Northern Line (zone 2) at Clapham South is a short walk away and there are bus routes which also serve The City, West End and Chelsea. Clapham Common has numerous recreational facilities including tennis courts, open-air gyms and playgrounds.

Occupying a prime position within Battersea’s only Victorian mews, this substantial property has been completely refurbished and reconfigured to the highest of standards. It has a contemporary design throughout with four double bedrooms and a private roof terrace, as well as private on-street parking. Kersley Mews is “hidden away” just off Foxmore Street and Kersley Street, minutes from Battersea Bridge Road and Albert Bridge Road and close to the wonderful open spaces and leisure facilities of Battersea Park. There are local shops and restaurants on Battersea Park Road together with bus services to Vauxhall and the City. The routes on Battersea Bridge Road also provide access across the River. In total there are four double bedrooms, a family bathroom, an en suite bathroom and a separate shower room, together with two reception rooms, an utility room and a roof terrace. Kersley Mews, Battersea, SW11, £2,500,000, John D Wood 020 3151 0661

Thurleigh Avenue, Between the Commons, SW12, John Thorogood 020 7228 7474

WIMBLEDONWINNER This period detached house has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three reception rooms and lovely proportions, as well as a large rear garden facing south west. The property has been immaculately maintained and updated over the years and has plenty of off-street parking and a garage. It occupies a generous plot, with an in and out drive and nearly 4,000 square feet of family space and potential to extend further. Most of the ground floor retains the pale oak parquet floors with three large living rooms, one with fireplace, running across the rear, along with a family room and dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room leads to a useful utility room. In addition there is a boot room and cloakroom. On the first floor, there is a generous master bedroom overlooking the garden with an en suite bathroom and large dressing room. There are two more bedroom suites on this floor as well as another bedroom and family bathroom. The top floor has been converted, creating two further bedrooms with excellent head height, one with an en suite bathroom, making it ideal for teenagers or live in staff.  Most of the reception rooms and kitchen lead out to the garden which is south west facing with a terrace leading to a large, level lawn with well stocked flower beds and mature trees. The house is near the open spaces of Wimbledon Common as well as Southfields District Line Tube station, with plenty of bus routes offering fast access to both Putney and Wimbledon stations. Victoria Drive, Wimbledon, SW19, £2,375,000, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

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CREWDSON ROAD, OVAL SW9 ÂŁ619,950 LEASEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This characterful two-bedroom flat is arranged over the second and third floors of a period conversion and located close to Oval Station. To the rear on the second

An andbedroom individual modern country house in and a stunning location. Built originally 1962 for artist John Merton, Pound Houseaccessed is broadly floorextraordinary find the second with room for a king-size bed free-standing storage. There is a in sizeable loftthe space above with generous storage; via a Palladian in hallway. style andThe is astylish wide, bathroom single storey building withgrey large windows looking the wash gardens. Itwith was mirror extended in 1978 to include a garden a hatch in the comprises slate tiling, a bath,over rainfall shower, basin above and storage below, heated room towel and rail and a W.C.studio Along complex the hallway find theamodern andand spacious kitchen; comprising storage and high granite worktop glosssurrounding units and a the red splash-back as well large including workshop dark room . The property ample currently has very ceilings andspace, brick white parapets roof which has as various integrated good storage space. appliances. To the front, find the bright and airy reception room, with an ornate fireplace and space for a dining table, chairs, two sofas and armchairs. The master bedroom, in the loft conversion on the third floor, is a great size with amazing head height. This room also benefits from Velux windows with

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

solar-powered remote controlled blackout blinds, fitted storage and room for free-standing storage.

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 2 Bedrooms | 1 Reception Room | 1 Bathroom | Period Flat/Apartment | Very Good Decoration | EPC Rating C

HERNE HILL | 020 7501 8950 KENNINGTON 7587 0600 | 020 kennington@winkworth.co.uk hernehill@winkworth.co.uk

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MONKTON STREET, KENNINGTON SE11 ÂŁ1,325,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This well-maintained Victorian family house, in the Walcot Conservation Area, is set over three floors with a paved courtyard. Enter on the raised ground floor to a

An extraordinary andreception; individualwith modern country house in atostunning location. originally in 1962 for the artist Merton, House is broadly hallway and a double ornate fireplaces, floor ceiling shelving andBuilt ample space for furniture. Down halfJohn a level, find a Pound W.C. and a double bedroom, Palladian in style used and isasaawide, storey building windows It was extended in 1978 to The include a garden and a which is currently studysingle and provides access towith the large garden. On the over lowerlooking ground the floorgardens. find a stunning kitchen/dining room. kitchen has anroom abundance of storage and quartz worktops, withroom gas hobs extractor fan, integrated appliances. utility has storage space,the a sink and glasshas large studio complex including a Lacanche workshopcooker and dark . Theand property currently has very high ceilingsThe and brickroom parapets surrounding roof which doublestorage doors, which good space.open to the garden. On the first floor find a family bathroom; a tiled suite with bath, hand basin and a W.C. A second double bedroom is conveniently positioned next door. The spacious master bedroom offers fitted wardrobes and space for a king-size bed and furniture and an en-suite wet room. The

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

third bedroom is a good-sized double with storage. All windows have shutters and there is dark wooden flooring throughout.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land 4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Period Terrace House | Good Decoration | Garden | EPC Rating D

HERNE HILL | 020 7501 8950 KENNINGTON 7587 0600 | 020 kennington@winkworth.co.uk hernehill@winkworth.co.uk

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OARE, WILTSHIRE NATAL ROAD, SW16£2,750,000 £975,000FREEHOLD FREEHOLD Located in the Wiltshire countryside and built in the 1960’s as abeen large,extended modern country house with far-reaching This attractive, bright and airy mid-terrace Victorian house has and beautifully refurbished by the views and extremely flexible accommodation potential to present owners to create an exceptionally wellwith laid-out and spacious family home in excess of 1,760 sq.ft. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | four bedrooms | four bathrooms | Victorian Terraced House | Extended to Loft and Rear | Five Bedrooms | Two/Three Bathrooms | Reception Room | garden and roomDining | hall Room | drawing room Kitchen | In/out Living Space | Contemporary Garden | Sole Agent

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 HEYBRIDGE AVENUE, SW16FREEHOLD £1,275,000 FREEHOLD Located in WiltshireCommon countryside built inconservation the 1960’s asarea a large, modern country house far-reaching Located in the Streatham in a and protected of attractive Edwardian andwith Victorian houses. viewsisand extremely flexible accommodation with potential to This an immaculately finished, light-filled property with well-proportioned living space in excess of 2,000 sq.ft. Four bedrooms || Prime four bathrooms | garden | drawing room | fourbuilt bedrooms Semi-Detached Conservation Area |room Three| hall Reception Rooms | Hand kitchen| |four Fivebathrooms bedrooms || Three garden room | hall | drawing roomFeatures | 60ft. Garden Bathrooms | Original and Modern

STREATHAM | 020 8769 6699 46-50 Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4RD streatham@winkworth.co.uk

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD Located in the Wiltshire countryside and built in the 1960’s as a large, modern country house with far-reaching views and extremely flexible accommodation with potential to Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room

PALACE ROAD, SW2 £1,850,000 FREEHOLD

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Winkworth are delighted to exclusively offer for sale for the first time in nearly twenty years this handsome mid-Victorian house on leafy Palace Road. Approached via double

An extraordinary individual modernsits country house in plot a stunning location. Built originallyand in beautifully 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House floors is broadly gates with an in/outand driveway, the property on a large, level and offers lots of well-appointed maintained living space over three/four with a cellar Palladian inattractively style and islandscaped a wide, single storey building with largeThe windows overand looking the gardens. was extended in 1978 to include a garden and mature, gardens affording great privacy. impressive welcoming entrance It hall with original tiled flooring gives access to the room groundand floora which has generous entertaining space, highFREEHOLD ceilings and many period features retained. Thevery heart of the houseand is the modern, light-filled extendedthe kitchen/dining large studio complex including a workshop and dark roomfine . The property currently has high ceilings brick parapets surrounding roof which room has OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000

which connects seamlessly with the and rear built garden and1960’s makesas fora easy or with is justfar-reaching a perfect space to sit quietly and enjoy the surrounding nature. Palace Road good storage space. Located in the Wiltshire countryside in the large,summer modernentertaining country house views and extremely flexible accommodation with is well-connected with Thameslink services into thepotential City fromtoTulse Hill station at the bottom of the road and Brixton tube is just a short distance away. 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 | four bedrooms | four bathrooms | Detached Victorian House | Generously proportioned living space in excess of 3,500 sq.ft | Six Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | Modern Kitchen/Dining | Three Reception Rooms | Four bedrooms | four| drawing bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land garden room | hall room Cellar/Utility and Loft Storage | Large Mature Gardens | In/out Driveway | Sole Agent

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BATTERSEA AND WANDSWORTH

SIR GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT BUILDING PUTNEY SW15 A NEWLY DECORATED DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN A PRESTIGIOUS LISTED BUILDING. LARGE ENTRACE HALL. LARGE RECEPTION. PARKING. SUPERB GARDENS. £425 per week

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BATTERSEA POWER STATION SW11 DESIGNED BY SIR GILES GILBERT SCOTT, THE POWER STATION IS THE FOCUS OF A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT.

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RESTORATION SQUARE SW11 BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED THREE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN AN EXLUSIVE WAREHOUSE DEVELOPMENT. TWO BATHROOMS. UNFURNISHED. SECURE PARKING. AVAILABLE OCTOBER. £715 per week

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PIN OAK BATTERSEA PARK WEST SIDE THE PIN OAK AT ITS FINEST IN OCTOBER. A SHORT WALK FROM RESTORATION SQUARE.

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CANONBIE ROAD, SE23

ÂŁ850,000

An utterly charming family home with 3-bedrooms, sitting room, dining area off the kitchen, deep front garden and an enchanting rear garden. Walk to schools, Honor Oak’s high street and trains/Overground services.

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DUNSTAN’S ROAD, SE22

GUIDE PRICE £975,000-950,000

This on-trend, four-double bed Victorian house has umpteen updates. There’s a family-size kitchen/diner, a converted loft with a master suite and a study/nursery room. Close to Dulwich Park, Peckham Rye, great schools and Lordship Lane.

LOOP COURT, SE10

£500,000

A spellbinding development just shy of the River, close to Greenwich centre. Two double beds, en suite, bathroom, two balconies, concierge and gym. Walk to Greenwich Pier, Maze Hill and North Greenwich stations.

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

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

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

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Ruskin Park House, SE5 £375,000 Leasehold

Hamilton Road, SE27 £550,000 Freehold

This beautifully presented third floor flat provides a modern kitchen and bathroom, bright and airy aspect and a private balcony. The property is ideally located within a short walk of Denmark Hill Overground/BR, Ruskin Park and is just minutes away from both East Dulwich and Herne Hill.

This beautiful period terraced property benefits from front driveway, rear garden and is ideally located, on a quiet residential street that is only moments from West Norwood and West Dulwich.

Matham Grove, SE22 £499,950 Leasehold

Gaywood Close, SW2 £525,000 Freehold

This split level period maisonette provides a rear garden and offers scope for improvement for a prospective purchaser looking to be within seconds of Lordship Lane.

This modern family home comes to the market in excellent condition throughout. The property is ideally located, close to Tulse Hill and excellent schools. Brockwell Park and Herne Hill are also close by with the many bars, cafes and restaurants of the area.

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Dorchester Drive, SE24

Range £2,150,000–£2,350,000 Freehold

Located on one of Herne Hill’s most prestigious roads, this substantial chain free bright and airy property offers impressive living space as well as five large bedrooms, two bathrooms, double garage and off street parking for four cars. Excellent transport links can be found from both Denmark Hill O/G and Herne Hill BR stations.

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his landmark architect-designed three bedroom house with two bathrooms, is spread over five cleverly presented half-floors. The cedar clad frontage is an eye-catcher for the three bedroom stunner with a roof terrace. The accommodation includes a large reception room with double height ceilings, kitchen/diner, two double bedrooms (master en suite), family bathroom and two separate courtyard gardens. The jewel in the crown is the roof terrace that grabs rays all day. Every corner of the house is bathed in light through numerous windows, skylights and glass doors. The windows are coated to act as reverse glass, giving extra privacy without losing natural light. The first floor living space has a huge overhead signature skylight and front wall of glass doors. The rear ground floor courtyard features an outdoor roll top bath for a unique winter spa experience, secluded from the neighbours. The exterior is striking and contemporary with strips of cedar cladding running from the first floor right up to the roof terrace. The front patio garden has matching wooden gates, Astro turf and a raised cactus planter bed to conceal the bin storage. Double glass doors lead to the entrance. The study sits to the right with sliding glass doors that lead onto the patio garden. From the hall, chunky solid oak stairs lead to a lower landing with a bathroom. The first double bedroom is beyond this with access via sliding doors, to the courtyard. The kitchen/diner has granite counters and a breakfast bar. Appliances include a fourring induction hob, double oven, stainless steel and integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The reception space is on the first floor, fronting the street through a wall of wide glass doors.

With five bedrooms, two bathrooms and four reception rooms, this substantial, semi-detached house has lots of period style. It has been updated throughout by the current owner, making it an enchanting four storey Victorian townhouse with plenty of space for a growing family. It’s set back from a desirable tree-lined residential road, and offers a superb layout for modern family living while retaining a wealth of period features including bay windows, feature fireplaces, cornicing, picture rails and some very attractive stripped wood flooring. Spread across the raised ground and lower ground floors are four sizeable receptions areas including an exceptional rear aspect kitchen entertaining area with French doors to the 56 foot rear garden. Upstairs are five well proportioned, bright and airy bedrooms with two bathrooms. The property is situated at the sought after ‘Peckham Rye’ end of Barry Road, moments from the green open spaces of Peckham Rye Park and Common. Peckham Rye Station runs South Eastern services to London Victoria, Southern services to London Bridge and Thameslink services to London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars. It also has services to Canada Water, Shoreditch High Street, Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction. Various popular primary and secondary schools are in the area including Charter East Dulwich Secondary School, Dulwich College, Dulwich Prep, Alleyn’s School and James Allen’s Girls’ School. Barry Road, East Dulwich, SE22, £1,500,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

Denmark Road, Camberwell, SE5, £975,000, Wooster & Stock 020 7952 0595

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

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he developing duo are stressed. One side of the partnership has been screaming down the phone at colleagues, demanding impossible things and the odd unethical manoeuvre. We’ve managed to steer his moral compass and somehow keep the sale intact. He’s fighting off the bank and needs to sell the last, most expensive, unit. Fortunately, we secured a dream (and entirely honourable) buyer quickly AND at full asking price. But this client wants blood. If his foolishness (and ego) don’t shrink soon, I fear he’ll completely lose his mind. You strongly sense he’d gain from time in a darkened room with a therapist. Developing is stressful, especially when you buy at market peak and sell during ‘interesting’ political times. The suave developer has sorted the damp. His large and rather lovely place went to the highest bidder (who was cash as well) a dream in this market. Everything was ticking along until she asked to revisit it with friends.

Walls, skirting and carpet has mysteriously spawned damp patches on the basement level. To be fair, this chap immediately sent in a maintenance team, found a cracked drain, fixed everything up and got a 5-year guarantee to cover the work. But this lady took her purse elsewhere, which was an understandable shame. It hasn’t taken long to sell again so we feel there’s something karmic about this guy’s approach. The pensioner developer is off-loading every flat in a building he owns, one by one. We’re on the last unit now and keeping fingers crossed. There’s a bit of a design oversight, in that windows are tiny and positioned high in the rooms. You’d need to be 7ft tall to see out of one. The only thing you can justly do is to price the flat appropriately, so buyers can outweigh the one and only (glaringly obvious) negative. Mind you, a viewing request just came in...   

This beautiful Victorian half-house has two double bedrooms, two receptions, a southfacing garden and a scrumptious interior. Near Peckham Rye Park and a short walk to trains at Nunhead and Peckham Rye. Chain free. Waveney Avenue, SE15, Guide price £725700,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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WAREHOUSE CONVERSION

This spacious, second floor, purpose-built apartment has four double bedrooms and is in excellent decorative order. It is ideally located in a period mansion block off Burbage Road and close to Dulwich Village and Herne Hill with good transport links from Herne Hill and North Dulwich stations. The bright and spacious apartment also has a sizeable reception diner and a refurbished kitchen breakfast room with a fridge freezer, an electric hob and oven, a dishwasher and a washing machine. There is a family bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. In the hallway there is a large storage cupboard which can be used as an airing cupboard. There is also a large walk-in storage cupboard on the ground floor which would be ideal for bike storage and also the possibility of renting a single garage. The property has been fully repainted and has new carpets throughout and comes unfurnished. Cobb Court, Burbage Road, SE24, £577 pw, Winkworth Herne Hill 020 7501 8950

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stunning three double bedroom apartment, within an exclusive warehouse conversion, finished to a very high specification. There is a stunning reception room with open eaves and bi-fold doors onto a private balcony and a custom-built kitchen with integrated washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and granite worktops. The master bedroom has an en suite contemporary shower room. There are two more double bedrooms, one with a private balcony, and a beautiful bathroom with a shower above the bath. There is lovely oak flooring with carpet in the bedroom areas and further benefits include underground parking for one car and communal gardens within the gated private development. It is located just off Battersea High Street and only a short walk from Clapham Junction station. There are numerous bus routes from Battersea Park Road and Battersea Square itself is nearby with a selection of restaurants and bars. Restoration Square, Battersea High Street, £715 pw, First Union 020 7771 7100

MANSIONAPARTMENT This immaculately presented two double bedroom mansion flat is located on the ground floor of Selwyn House and is superbly situated within the prestigious Manor Fields Estate. It is set within 11 acres of beautifully maintained grounds and Manor Fields also offers off-street parking, 24-hour security and is located within an eight minute walk to Putney High Street and the mainline station. The apartment is unfurnished and includes an entrance hallway, a spacious reception room with stunning views, a modern, fully fitted galley-style kitchen, two double bedrooms, a luxury bathroom and separate WC. Manor Fields is a prestigious private development that is perfectly located for all the amenities Putney has to offer as well as close to numerous highly regarded schools. The flat is available from late October. Selwyn House, Manorfields, Putney, SW15, £2,000 pcm, Warren,020 8780 1100

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STYLISHLIVING This beautifully restored and extended, detached family home with six bedrooms, has a 147 foot southerly garden and superb views over Wimbledon Park golf course and lake

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he property also houses a wine cellar and an air conditioned gym/spa and is a short walk to Wimbledon Park tube and local amenities. The house has an impressive entrance hall, two reception rooms, a family room, utility room, cloakroom and media room. The air conditioned gymnasium and spa are on the lower ground floor where the plant room

is also located. The sixth bedroom, with an en suite bathroom, is also on this level – ideal for staff, a teenage hideaway or guests. Home Park Road Wimbledon Park, SW19, £16,000 pcm, Robert Holmes & Company 020 8879 9669

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STUNNINGVIEWS With large terraces and four double bedroom suites, this is a sensational penthouse with stunning river views, grand reception rooms and two secure parking spaces

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he magnificent apartment offers grand and elegant accommodation with fantastic high ceilings, silklined walls and breath-taking 360 degree panoramic views across London. It provides fabulous space for entertaining in its impressive double-height drawing room with access to a private terrace. A spectacular open plan kitchen has floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the river.  The sumptuous master bedroom suite also has access to a second terrace with similar views and enjoys a luxurious bathroom, as do the other three equally large double bedrooms suites.

Waterside Point is an impressive apartment building, with professional 24-hour concierge services and secure gated entrance leading to visitors parking and the underground residents’ garage. It is centrally located on the south side of Albert Bridge, enjoying easy access to Chelsea as well as the wonderful green open spaces of Battersea Park. Waterside Point, Anhalt Road, Battersea, SW11, £4,750 weekly, furnished, Savills 0203 430 6903

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HIGHTECH NEWHOME With six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and five reception rooms, this newly-built family home ticks all requirements

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mberly is an imposing home that has been built to an exceptionally high standard and benefits from a secluded south west facing garden in a tranquil setting. It stands on a private road on the Ashcroft Park Estate, and provides a spacious and modern family home. The open plan kitchen features bespoke cabinets with Quartz worktop and sills. There are integrated Wi-Fi Siemens appliances, a Quooker 3 in 1 tap and a feature Gazco electric fireplace. Full height sliding doors allow access from the kitchen and family room onto the landscaped garden which has a fully integrated irrigation system, a large patio and decked seating area. All the reception areas are accessed from the double height hallway, including a large boot room which has been fitted with bespoke carpentry. Upstairs the vaulted master bedroom has a Juliette balcony overlooking the garden and his and hers en suites including dressing areas with bespoke wardrobes. The other five bedrooms all

have fitted wardrobes and en suites with Laufen sanitary ware and Hansgroghe showers. No detail has been spared on this home with painted oak internal doors throughout, a Sonos sound system, cat 5/6 cabling, LED down lighters and thermostat underfloor water heating. The tiled double garage offers plenty of storage and the resin driveway allows parking for several cars. Security is provided with a video entry system and electric gates.  Amberly is in a picturesque location – Ashtead village is a short distance away, with a range of local shops including a butchers, bakers, fishmongers and organic greengrocers. The house is about a mile from Ashtead station, with services to Waterloo, Victoria and London Bridge. Local schools include the City of London Freemen’s, Downsend School, Epsom College and St John’s School in Leatherhead.

‘Ashtead village is a short distance away, with a range of local shops’

Grays Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT2, £2,995,000, Knight Frank 01372 464496

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201 Heene Road, Worthing BN11 4NN

01903 231 007 www.robertluff.co.uk

Are you looking for a great family home? One where you need independent living accommodation for a parent, grand-parent, or even a teenage son or daughter? If so, this beautifully presented detached house with separate lodge is going to tick plenty of boxes. Located within the ever popular High Salvington area, the property is situated within a cul-de-sac. On the market for £800,000 the property is located on a good size plot enabling both the main house and the lodge to benefit from their very own secluded private gardens. There is plenty of parking and a garage too. The main house is not only versatile but is very unique too, featuring multiple split levels. The rooms are, bright and airy with ample room for entertaining. It’s the lodge though that is going to interest two combining families. This is no garden cabin, this is an extremely well constructed and insulated lodge. Featuring an open plan lounge kitchen, bedroom and shower room, with it’s very own decked area and courtyard, a less dependent relative can be close by, yet still have their own independence. Full details on the property can be found on www.robertluff.co.uk If you would like to book a viewing, please contact our Tarring Branch on 01903 231007

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30 Guildbourne Centre, Worthing West Sussex BN11 1LZ

01903 331 247 www.robertluff.co.uk

It’s not everyday we take on a property and get to view the 1960’s property details and photographs as featured in the Women’s Journal of July 1961. Described in the Magazine as a ‘Weekend Cottage’, this stunning Premier Property situated in Ferring West Sussex has been totally refurbished throughout and spans an impressive 4,000 square feet, more than double that of it’s original footprint. On the market today with Robert Luff & Co for £1,150,000 the property has been significantly remodelled into a stunning 4 Bedroom Detached Residence. The property was marketed in the Woman’s Journal in July 1961 as a Cottage By the Sea which Mrs Cato (a previous owner) fell in love with, describing it as her ‘Dream Home’. Mrs Cato had big plans for the property, instructing local architects and craftsmen to remodel the house as you can see from the images above. Today the property boasts 4 Double Bedrooms, a Kitchen Breakfast Room with a separate utility room, 2 Reception rooms a spacious conservatory, 2 garages and a gated driveway. The property has beautifully landscaped South Westerly Gardens. Less than a 10 minute walk to the local beach, this property has much more to offer than just a summer getaway. Full details on the property can be found on www.robertluff.co.uk If you would like to book a viewing, please contact our Goring Branch on 01903 331567

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ith marvellous views over open countryside Poets Cottage has four bedrooms and oodles of charm The detached house has been extended to create a family hub with a large bright kitchen/dinner on the south side of the property, which is flooded with all-day light. On the ground floor a large entrance hall, separate dining room, lounge with feature inglenook fireplace, downstairs WC and utility room complete the package. Stairs rise to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms. With period features throughout you really have the feel of countryside life – with breathtaking views in every direction that go on for miles. The property stands in about an acre of garden, mostly laid to lawn and with a private sun terrace tucked away with the far reaching views across the weald. A large summer house is positioned at the bottom of the garden. The cottage is approached via a private driveway off an incredibly quiet country lane. Poets Cottage is beautifully positioned in rural Rotherfield, surrounded by fields and farmland. It is a highly sought after location within reach of both the picturesque villages of Rotherfield and Mayfield. Royal Tunbridge Wells is about eight miles away with its shops theatres and facilities. Poets Cottage, Castle Hill, Crowborough, TN6, £850,000, Freeman Forman 01892 515300

With four bedrooms this stone built, detached house has spacious accommodation and is situated in a discrete position in leafy Geddington and has stunning wrap around gardens. There is parking for four to six cars on the paved driveway. Three of the bedrooms are doubles and have built-in wardrobes. The master bedroom also has an en suite bathroom. Downstairs the living room has an attractive feature fireplace with a cast inlay open fire. The dining room is ideal for formal meals and dinner parties while the study/snug is a versatile space perfect for quiet moments. The kitchen/breakfast/ family room is a fabulous, free-flowing space with units, integrated twin ovens and a six ring gas hob with extractor fan. There are double doors out to the garden. Historic Geddington has a river running through it and is host to many clubs and activities such as dance classes, mums and tots and yoga at the village hall, as well as two pubs. It has an annual beer and music festival. Buses run to nearby Kettering and Corby. Kettering station, a 10-minute drive from Geddington, has fast trains to St Pancras in under an hour. The property is situated within an exclusive enclave with gated access that leads to a block paved driveway with space for at least five vehicles to be parked in front of the double garage. The significant established rear garden is largely laid to lawn with an Indian sandstone patio area perfect for al fresco entertaining. It is flanked by lawn and mature plantings, making it a seriously impressively sized garden that is fit to host a wedding, West Street, Geddington, NN14, £699,950, Henderson Connellan 01536 417888

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ESTATE AGENTS

“Spring to Summer, Autumn to Winter”

OIEO £600,000

You can admire the spectacular change of the seasons with the wonderful open views which adorn this significant extended five bedroom detached family home occupying an impressive plot. A private gravelled driveway leads to an oversized garage, well kept foregarden and the beautifully landscaped rear garden is substantial and adjoins open countryside. The well presented interior benefits from an entrance hall, living room with wood burner, versatile snug/games room and the hub of the house in the guise of a palatial kitchen/dining/family room with granite worksurfaces and bi-fold doors to the garden. All Four seasons Await! EPC RATING:C Skeffington Close, Geddington Kettering 01536 417888

“Addressed to Impress”

£645,000

The versatile layout of this impressive detached home boasts one of Barton Seagrave’s most exclusive and sought-after addresses, with vast inspiring grounds offering huge scope for extension within the approximate 0.5-acre plot. The deceptively large interior has been lovingly refurbished by the current owners, enjoying a feeling of space and light. Viewing is essential to appreciate this stunning property! EPC RATING:D Poplars Farm Road, Barton Seagrave

Kettering 01536 417888

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

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

Balham 73-79 Balham High Road, Balham SW12  020 8772 8000  balham@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

501 Battersea Park Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4LW  020 3151 4251  battersea@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk

11–13 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12  020 8618 2013  balham@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

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

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

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

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944  sbp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

124 Balham High Rd, Balham, London SW12  020 3792 3631  balham.lettings@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050  balham@palacegatesestates.co.uk www.palacegatesestates.co.uk

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

Knight Frank

www.knightfrank.co.uk/riverside

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

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Sales & Lettings – 172 Lavender Hill, SW11  020 7978 5800  sales.battersea@lauristons.com  lettings.battersea@lauristons.com www.laursitons.com

Barnes

Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404  battersea@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

48 Barnes High Street, SW13  020 3728 2288  barnes@foxtons.co.uk

238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900  battersea@savills.com www.savills.com

www.foxtons.co.uk 56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130  barnes@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333  barnes_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11  fmoynihan@savills.com www.savills.co.uk/waterfront Savills Blue C100 M76 Y12 K68 Savills Grey C40 M10 Y0 K70 (25%)

Estate Agents

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

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www.acquireestateagents.co.uk

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

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Brixton

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

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

Battersea & Nine Elms

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

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

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

THRESHER OWEN

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

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

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

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Dulwich Village

17A Nunhead Green, SE15  020 7952 0595  nun@woosterstock.co.uk www.woosterstock.co.uk

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

Crystal Palace

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

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

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

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

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

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Earlsfield

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

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

www.kfh.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666  clapham_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588  clapham@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

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

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

131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

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

1-3 Old Town SW4  020 7627 5566  clapham@sheratonlaw.com www.sheratonlaw.com

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Herne Hill

259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393  hani@coomberesidential.com www.coomberesidential.com

63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk

360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950  hernehill@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  lettings@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk

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

196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295  putney@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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

292-294 Kennington Road, SE11  020 3792 3070  skennington.lettings@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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

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

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23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800  richmond@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Kingston

40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100  mgthompson@savills.com www.savills.com

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

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Southfields 21 Replingham Rd, Southfields, London SW18  020 3151 4310  southfields@johndwood.co.uk

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

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

Peckham 17A Nunhead Green, SE15  020 7952 0595  nun@woosterstock.co.uk www.woosterstock.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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Tooting

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

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

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

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

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  sales@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk

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

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

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

Wandsworth – Between the Commons 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk 26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk 118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  batteresa_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk 131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

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Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  wandsworth@carterjonas.co.uk www.carterjonas.co.uk 324 Trinity Rd, London SW18 3RG  020 3151 4263  wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk 34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222  bellevueroad@rymer-irens.com www.rymer-irens.com

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

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Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000  swm@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081  wimbledon@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk 5 Church Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DW  020 3151 4293  wimbledon@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk 81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  sales.wimbledon@lauristons.com  lettings.wimbledon@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  newhomes@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com 35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  rentalenquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  wandsworthsales@ramptonbaseley.com  wandsworthlettings@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111  jmorrison@savills.com www.savills.com

ABELS WORLDWIDE REMOVALS UK RESIDENTIAL, EUROPEAN & INTERNATIONAL MOVING

Telephone: 020 3797 2690 www.abels.co.uk

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LAST WORD Adrian Seabrook, Associate, John D Wood & Co Wimbledon Describe your property career to date. I started my agency career in 1999 with an independent start-up in Buckinghamshire and then quickly moved into London working for a well-known London based agency in West Hampstead. I learnt a great deal in a short period of time and had tremendous fun and success and three years later, after lots of hard work, they gave me the opportunity to run my own office in West Putney. This was both challenging and exciting, with both me and my wife working six days a week while also bringing up two young boys – but I loved it. Six years later I joined John D Wood & Co in one of their very successful Surrey offices and worked with some great people. However seven years of commuting up and down the A3 finally took its toll and so I joined the Wimbledon Village office. As a resident of 16 years in Wimbledon Park it has been a lifestyle changer. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? Every day is different and each day brings its own set of challenges. As a people person I love the fact I’m not tied to my desk and can get out to talk to different people from all walks of life, all of whom have their own stories to tell. Being recognised for providing great customer service is really rewarding and when clients come back or recommend you to their friends and family it makes a real difference. It is a definite highlight of why I love what I do.

Describe the biggest challenges. Most of the problems I come across involve trying to understand and unlock the real reasons behind peoples’s attitudes and behaviour when negotiating. Sometimes I feel you need a degree in mediation and when you finally get to know the real reasons it’s like turning on a light switch and makes everything moving forward much easier. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? It’s a great career and I have loved every minute of it over the last 20 years but it’s a rollercoaster and you have to be prepared for the ups and the downs. It can be very stressful and if you need to bring home a consistent amount of money each month to pay the bills it’s probably not for you. What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? It’s a great market if you’re trading up as the saving will be higher on your purchase than the loss will be on your sale. In addition interest rates are still at an all-time low so borrowing is cheap. I tell my clients to keep in mind that they should make the decision based on buying a home first and foremost and if it should increase in value it’s a bonus rather than an expectation. Property values go up and down and it’s only relevant when you need to sell and if it’s a five to ten year purchase you should generally see an increase of equity in your asset.

What sets south London apart? Apart from the green spaces and the relatively easy connections it’s the gateway to the coast for those long weekend getaways. Wimbledon Village, particularly, has a great vibe that just sets it apart which is why it has such a draw. What do you think lies ahead for the south London market? South London will continue to attract buyers looking for better value while demand will continue to be driven by outstanding schools and access to good transport links to the city. Recent highs, recent lows? Every instruction and every exchange of contracts is a high as it means it helps to pay the mortgage. Lows – worrying about the next one! What is your top location south of the river? I have been fortunate to see many beautiful homes, all of which have their pluses and minuses, but I would settle with something elevated with views. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? I’ve always had a passion for architecture and design – so definitely an architect.

Personal. Bespoke. Innovative. johndwood.co.uk

Cedar Park Gardens, SW19 A 5 bedroom contemporary detached family home set within this prestigious gated development adjacent to Wimbledon Common and overlooking Royal Wimbledon Golf Course, offering flexible accommodation (circa 4,500 sq. ft.). This beautiful home also features an integral  garage, off-street parking, a delightful westerly-facing rear garden and a climate controlled wine store. Guide Price £3,495,000 020 3369 4330 wim.sales@johndwood.co.uk

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Cobham KT11 A detached family home offering well-planned accommodation over three floors.

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Cobham KT11 A family home in one of Cobham's most soughtafter private estates.

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Guide price £1,950,000

nathaniel.bracegirdle@knightfrank.com

knightfrank.co.uk Connecting people & property, perfectly.

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

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Connecting people & property, perfectly. Ashtead KT21 An imposing new build family home that has been built to an exceptionally high standard

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Esher KT10 A magnificent period home in the heart of Esher.

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Guide price £2,595,000

01372 434377

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