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1 A TRULY UNIQUE GRADE II* LISTED VILLA WITH A HEATED SWIMMING POOL

lyford road, sw18

Drawing room ø sitting room ø study ø kitchen/dining room ø master bedroom suite ø 5 further bedrooms ø 2 further bathrooms ø gym ø heated pool ø 147ft south-west facing garden ø off-street parking ø 374 sq m (4,025 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Savills Northcote Road Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8877 1222

Asking £4.8 million Freehold

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1 EXCEPTIONAL VICTORIAN VILLA WITH UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS OVER THE COMMON

clapham common west side, sw4

6 reception rooms ø kitchen/dining/family room ø 9 bedrooms ø 7 bath/shower rooms (5 en suite) ø cinema room, gym and lift ø separate annexe ø triple garage and off-street parking ø secure electric gates ø 137ft west-facing garden ø 886 sq m (9,538 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Savills Northcote Road Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8877 1222

Guide £12.5 million Freehold

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In the fast-moving prime central London market, what advice would you offer buyers on viewing, putting in an offer and the dangers of gazumping?”

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A fast-moving market presents new challenges for buyers, with the ticking clock of rising prices adding pressure to their property search. In prime central London, stock is also being outpaced by demand, creating stiff competition for the available properties.  In these circumstances, buyers should be aware that second, third and fourth viewings become a luxury, with house hunters quick off the mark to make an early offer in a bid to secure their dream home. My advice would be to organise a viewing when all parties involved in the property purchase are available. Do your research on the local area and come prepared with a list of questions and things to look out for. This way, if another party puts an offer in first you’re in the best possible position to respond.  Although it is hard to ignore media coverage of spiralling house prices, buyers should temper their reaction and be careful not to panic-buy. It is easy to get carried away by a fast-moving market, but as a buyer it is important that you don’t stretch beyond your budget and that you continue to make measured decisions.  In these circumstances, even when a buyer has had an offer accepted they need to be aware of the danger of gazumping, which becomes more common when competition is rife. A typical scenario for gazumping is a buyer who had their first offer rejected coming back with a bigger sum to steal a deal after another offer has been accepted.  Unfortunately, the nature of gazumping is to undercut the established system, making it impossible to avoid completely. There are, however, steps buyers can take to minimize their chances of being gazumped. Having your lawyer appointed and your finances in order, so as to be able to progress a sale as quickly as possible, is my top tip. This reduces the timeframe in which gazumping is possible and puts you in a better position from the start.

Move on, Move in, Move up. Jonathan Hewlett Head of London Residential +44 (0) 20 7730 0822 jhewlett@savills.com

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NEWS AND FEATURES

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MARKET VIEW No pressure. Keep to your wish list and don’t rush to buy the first property you see, reports Robert Bailey.

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UNDER OFFER Schools at a premium. Expect to pay more for a home near to the best state schools, says new research.

Whether you’re buying, selling, renting or letting, there are so many exciting opportunities out there right now. So it’s time to talk to Savills. Our personable and proactive team will help you make that move. Call us now or visit savills.co.uk

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LONDON VOICE Above asking. More buyers are willing to pay more to secure the home they want, says Sean Williams.

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PROPERTY TALK Size doesn’t matter. Even the smallest outdoor space makes a difference, says Cheryl Markosky.

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LONDON EYE Top properties by bus. Research identifies the bus route that passes the most expensive homes.

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MONEY Proceeding with caution. Now lenders are asking borrowers too many questions, reports Duncan Farmer.

WE HAVE THE POWER TO MOVE YOU.

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

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

FOR SALE & TO LET

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MARYLEBONE, MAYFAIR, PIMLICO, BELGRAVIA, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, CHELSEA, SOUTH KENSINGTON, HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON The Bond factor. A high-tech, high-spec apartment in Mayfair is surrounded by exclusive restaurants and hotels and premier nightspots.

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KENSINGTON, NOTTING HILL, PADDINGTON, HOLLAND PARK, FULHAM, BROOK GREEN Immaculately white and bright. A meticulously refurbished house in Fulham has a state-of-the-art kitchen that opens out into a contemporary-designed garden.

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LETTINGS LOWDOWN Corporate benefits. Landlords aim to attract business tenants for their reliability and long-term advantages.

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1 IDEAL DETACHED FAMILY HOUSE WITH 72FT GARDEN

elsynge road, sw18

4 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø 4 further bedrooms ø 2 further bath/shower rooms (1 en suite) ø cloakroom ø utility room ø off-street parking ø 274 sq m (2,949 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin rchatwin@savills.com

020 8877 1222

Guide £3 million Freehold

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1 KNIGHTSBRIDGE MEWS HOUSE WITH ROOF TERRACE

princes gate mews, sw7

Kitchen/dining room ø bedroom with en suite bathroom ø walk-in wardrobe ø bedroom 2/reception room ø roof terrace ø garage ø 148 sq m (1,584 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Savills Sloane Street

Savills Knightsbridge

Charles Holbrook cholbrook@savills.com

Toby Anderdon tanderdon@savills.com

020 7730 0822

020 7581 5234

Guide £2.95 million Freehold

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IDEAL PIED-A-TERRE 100 METRES FROM SLOANE SQUARE sloane terrace, sw1 Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom with en suite bathroom ø 45 sq m (489 sq ft) ø EPC=C

Guide £975,000 Leasehold

Savills Sloane Street Tom Wilson twilson@savills.com

020 7730 0822

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WELL PROPORTIONED FLAT IN THIS SOUGHT AFTER CHELSEA LOCATION sloane court east, sw3 Reception room ø dining room ø kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø second bedroom ø bathroom ø guest cloakroom ø caretaker ø 147 sq m (1,581 sq ft) ø EPC=F Guide £2.795 million Leasehold

Savills Sloane Street Christian Warman cgwarman@savills.com

020 7730 0822

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A SPECTACULAR NEWLY REFURBISHED PENTHOUSE eaton place, sw1 Reception room ø dining room ø kitchen ø 2 bedroom suites ø further bedroom/study ø shower room ø guest cloakroom ø direct lift access ø roof terrace ø 191 sq m (2,057 sq ft)

Guide £5.45 million Leasehold JSA: Ayrton Wylie, Simon Ayrton, 020 7730 4628

Savills Sloane Street Richard Dalton rdalton@savills.com

020 7730 0822

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MODERNISED MAISONETTE IN THIS PRESTIGIOUS BELGRAVIA ADDRESS eaton place, sw1 Reception room ø dining room ø kitchen ø master bedroom with en suite dressing room, bathroom and steam room ø 2nd bedroom suite ø utility room ø guest cloakroom ø private terrace ø lift ø 166 sq m (1,792 sq ft) ø EPC=D

Guide £3.75 million Leasehold JSA: W A Ellis, Tim des Forges, 020 7306 1600

Savills Sloane Street Tom Wilson twilson@savills.com

020 7730 0822

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BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED APARTMENT WITH DIRECT GARDEN ACCESS evelyn gardens, sw7 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø 2 reception rooms ø open plan kitchen ø direct garden access ø private patio garden ø private entrance ø 172 sq m (1,857 sq ft) ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=C £2,550 per week + £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply*

Savills Chelsea Izzy Birch-Reynardson ibreynardson@savills.com

020 7578 9020

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NEWLY REFURBISHED APARTMENT IN A PRIVATE PORTERED DEVELOPMENT farrier walk, sw3 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø reception room ø separate kitchen ø wooden flooring ø gated development ø 80 sq m (869 sq ft) ø Council Tax=F ø EPC=C

Furnished £795 per week + £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply*

Savills Chelsea Izzy Birch-Reynardson ibreynardson@savills.com

020 7578 9020 *£36 inc VAT for each additional tenant/occupant/ guarantor reference where required. Inventory check out fee – charged at the end of or early termination of the tenancy and the amount is dependent on the property size and whether furnished/unfurnished. For more details, visit www.savills.co.uk/fees.

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A STUNNING HOUSE SITUATED IN THIS RESIDENTIAL MEWS IN BELGRAVIA

lowndes close, sw1

2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø open plan kitchen ø patio garden ø allocated parking ø 139 sq m (1,505 sq ft) ø Council Tax=H ø EPC=G

Savills Sloane Street Adam Simmonds asimmonds@savills.com

020 7824 9005 Furnished £2,700 per week + £276 inc VAT one-off admin fee and other charges may apply* *£36 inc VAT for each additional tenant/occupant/guarantor reference where required. Inventory check out fee – charged at the end of or early termination of the tenancy and the amount is dependent on the property size and whether furnished/unfurnished. For more details, visit www.savills.co.uk/fees.

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Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge SW1 Excellent pied á terre

An impressive and bright apartment located in a highly regarded Knightsbridge address. The property is well presented and benefits from excellent ceiling heights and beautiful views of the garden square. Master bedroom with en suite, double reception room, kitchen, study, cloakroom, entrance hall. EPC rating D. Approximately 121 sq m (1,310 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5928

Leasehold: approximately 37 years remaining Guide price: £2,850,000 ﴾SLA130420﴿

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Sydney Street, Chelsea SW3 Elegant Victorian house

A beautifully presented freehold house situated in the heart of Chelsea. Master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, family room, kitchen, utility room, private rear patio garden. EPC rating E. Approximately 236 sq m (2,550 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5928

Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ4,950,000 (SLA 130099)

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Albert Hall Mansions, Knightsbridge SW7 Four bedroom lateral apartment

A recently refurbished apartment with wood flooring and high ceilings, completed to exacting standards. The accommodation includes 4 bedroom suites, 2 interconnecting reception rooms with doors onto an ornamental balcony, kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, guest cloakroom, air conditioning throughout. EPC rating D. Approximately 314.8 sq m (3,389 sq ft) Share of freehold

KnightFrank.co.uk/knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5928 JSA: Hobart Slater 020 7581 8277

Guide price: ÂŁ9,850,000 (SLA130318)

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Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge SW7 Two bedroom apartment with far reaching views

A well-presented lateral apartment which benefits from spectacular triple aspect views, direct lift access and the use of the beautiful communal gardens of Ennismore Gardens. Master bedroom with en suite, guest suite, dual aspect reception room, kitchen, guest cloakroom and entrance hall. EPC rating C. Approximately 129 sq m (1,390 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5928

Leasehold – approximately 102 years and 9 months remaining Guide price: £3,950,000 (SLA140091)

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Cleveland Square, Bayswater W2 Traditional apartment

A wonderful apartment with it’s own private entrance located on the raised ground floor of a Grade II listed white stucco fronted building featuring beautiful period ceilings, deep skirting boards and an abundnace of natural light on one of London’s finest private garden squares in the heart of Bayswater. 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, reception room. Approximately 133 sq m (1,432 sq ft) Share of freehold Guide price: £2,350,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/hydepark hydepark@knightfrank.com 020 3544 2487 (HPE130223)

Cambridge Square, Hyde Park W2 Modern townhouse

Finished to a high specification, this contemporary townhouse with garage has been newly refurbished throughout including under floor heating and air conditioning and offers flexible accommodation across five floors. 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, balcony, private parking. EPC rating C. Approximately 339.3 sq m (3,652 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: £5,500,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/hydepark hydepark@knightfrank.com 020 3544 2487 (HPE130150)

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Pembridge Square, Notting Hill W2

Two bedroom lateral apartment with communal garden square Perfect for entertaining, a stylish two bedroom Grade II listed apartment with a stunning double reception room and lovely high ceilings in one of the most popular garden squares in Notting Hill. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms ﴾1 en suite﴿, reception room, kitchen, dining room, TV room, terrace, access to garden square. EPC rating F. Approximately 179 sq m ﴾1,928 sq ft﴿

KnightFrank.co.uk/nottinghill nottinghill@knightfrank.com 020 3544 8021

Freehold Guide price: £3,950,000 (NGH130020)

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Renfrew Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 Stunning New House

With views to Coombe Wood Golf Course. Luxurious master bedroom suite with sitting area and dressing room, 5 further bedrooms, 5 further bathrooms, impressive kitchen/ breakfast/family room, dining room, games room, drawing room, tv/sitting room, study, lift access to all floors, landscaped gardens of approx. 0.4 acres. EPC rating B. Approximately 771.1 sq m (8,300 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: £6,750,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB130074)

Warren Cutting, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 Great Family Space

A stunning detached house. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, dressing and sitting room, 5 further bedrooms (3 en suite), family bathroom, 2 WC’s, kitchen, family room, dining room, media room, study, gym, swimming pool, garden, garage, staff flat. EPC rating A. Approximately 858.2 sq m (9,238 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: £7,850,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB130238)

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Welbeck Street, Marylebone W1

Statuesque townhouse with lift A remarkable five bedroom townhouse, beautifully restored to an exceptionally high standard and encompassing the latest in modern technology. 5 bedroom suites, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, study, gymnasium / studio, utility room, laundry room, plant room, 2 vaults, lift. EPC rating D. Approximately 398 sq m (4,291 sq ft) Leasehold 899 year remaining approximately Guide price: ÂŁ7,950,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/marylebone marylebone@knightfrank.com 020 3435 6440 (MRY130108)

Portland Place, Marylebone W1

Contemporary lateral apartment A newly refubished three bedroom apartment on the first floor (with lift) of a desirable purpose built portered block on the prestigious Portland Place. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2nd bedroom suite, 3rd bedroom, guest cloakroom, open plan reception room with dining area and balcony, separate fitted kitchen. EPC rating D. Approximately 139 sq m (1,502 sq ft) Leasehold 110 year remaining approximately Guide price: ÂŁ2,350,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/marylebone marylebone@knightfrank.com 020 3435 6440 (MRY140070)

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CLAY STREET MARYLEBONE W1

The first release of a collection of five contemporary mews houses due for completion this summer.

Four floors of luxurious living space incorporating the latest in modern technology, each benefiting from a balcony and an integral garage. 3 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms • Open-plan living space benefiting from a Leicht designed kitchen with integrated Gaggenau, Miele and Siemens appliances and private balcony • 2nd reception room • Study • Guest cloakroom • Utility room • Integral garage Specifications include underfloor heating throughout, air conditioning to all living and bedrooms, Creston programmable lighting, integrated sound system, video entry system, intruder alarm, fire alarm sprinkler system, rooftop solar panels to reduce energy consumption.

A development by

Joint sole agents

Simon Headley 020 7935 6535 sh@druce.com

Clay Street is situated in the heart of Marylebone and is ideally located for the boutique shops and restaurants of both Marylebone and Mayfair, the green open spaces of Regent’s and Hyde Park as well as all the entertainment amenities of the West End. All images are CGIs and for illustrative purposes only.

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West Halkin Street, Belgravia SW1 Two double bedroom first floor apartment

A superbly located two double bedroom first floor apartment with an excellent west facing reception room. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, bedroom 2, shower room, reception room, kitchen, balcony. EPC rating D. Approximately 79 sq m (849 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/belgravia belgravia@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5905

Leasehold approximately 130 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ1,950,000 (BGV130144)

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Pimlico Road, Belgravia SW1W

Ebury Street, Belgravia SW1W

Excellent bright spacious flat with period features throughout. 2 double bedrooms (1 with en suite), bathroom, reception room with open plan kitchen. EPC rating B. Approximately 75 sq m (807 sq ft)

Contemporary apartment in sought after block with lift and 24 hour porter. 2 double bedrooms (1 with en suite) family bathroom, reception room, kitchen with eat in dining area, balcony, lift, 24 hour porter. EPC rating C. Approximately 90 sq m (967 sq ft)

Available furnished Guide price: £825 per week Belgravia Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3641 6002 belgravialettings@knightfrank.com

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Eaton Terrace, Belgravia SW1W

Winchester Street, Pimlico SW1V

Luxury newly refurbished triplex apartment. 2 double bedrooms both with en suites (1 with dresssing room), reception room, kitchen, guest cloakroom, large private terrace. EPC rating E. Approximately 142 sq m (1,528 sq ft)

Charming ground floor flat in excellent period conversion with high ceilings and large traditional sash windows. 2 double bedrooms (1 with en suite) family bathroom, reception room with dining area, kitchen. EPC rating D. Approximately 75 sq m (807 sq ft)

Available furnished/unfurnished

Available furnished

Guide price: £1,850 per week

Guide price: £550 per week

Belgravia Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3641 6002 belgravialettings@knightfrank.com

Belgravia Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3641 6002 belgravialettings@knightfrank.com

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Stratford Road, Kensington W8

Campden Hill Gardens, Kensington W8

A beautiful family home that has been immaculately refurbished and offers a perfect blend of period features and contemporary design.5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, study, 2 WC’s, patio garden, terrace. Approximately 255 sq m (2745 sq ft)

This newly refurbished apartment benefits from a beautiful south facing roof terrace and a separate refurbished studio flat perfect for entertaining or storage. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, roof terrace. EPC rating D. Approximately 67 sq m (721 sq ft)

Available unfurnished

Available unfurnished

Guide price: £3750 per week

Guide price: £725 per week

Kensington Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3641 7307 kensingtonlettings@knightfrank.com

Kensington Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3641 7307 kensingtonlettings@knightfrank.com

Broadwalk Court, Kensington W8

Campden Hill Court, Kensington W8

This beautiful one bedroom duplex apartment has been extensively refurbished to an extremely high standard. The flat benefits from an open plan reception room and kitchen leading on to both a balcony and roof terrace. EPC rating E. Approximately 63 sq m (678 sq ft)

A beautifully presented 3 bedroom lateral apartment situated in a desirable red brick portered mansion block. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen with separate dining area, balcony, porter. EPC rating D. Approximately 218 sq m (2346 sq ft)

Available furnished

Available furnished or unfurnished

Guide price: £575 per week

Guide price: £3,000 per week

Kensington Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3641 7307 kensingtonlettings@knightfrank.com

Kensington Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3641 7307 kensingtonlettings@knightfrank.com

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Ewald Road, Fulham SW6

Fabian Road, Fulham SW6

A well-presented maisonette located on a quiet residential street moments from the amenities of the New Kings Road. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, reception room, kitchen. EPC rating D. Approximately 73.25 sq m (788 sq ft)

A well-presented family house with wooden floors throughout. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, modern kitchen, balcony, patio garden. EPC rating E . Approximately 171.69 sq m (1,848 sq ft)

Available unfurnished Guide price: £550 per week Fulham Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7751 2410 fulhamlettings@knightfrank.com

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Available unfurnished Guide price: £1,100 per week Fulham Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7751 2410 fulhamlettings@knightfrank.com

Waldemar Avenue, Fulham SW6

Lysia Street, Fulham SW6

This well-presented house is situated just off the Fulham Road and comprises of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen/ breakfast room, garden, terrace. EPC rating E. Approximately 159.70 sqm ( 1,719 sq ft)

A superb end of terrace family house located in this popular area known as the Alphabet Streets, close to Bishops park.4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, fully fitted kitchen, garden, summer house. EPC rating D. Approximately 192.02 sq m ( 2,067 sq ft)

Available furnished/unfurnished

Available furnished/unfurnished

Guide price: £1,295 per week

Guide price: £1,275 per week

Fulham Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7751 2410 fulhamlettings@knightfrank.com

Fulham Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 7751 2410 fulhamlettings@knightfrank.com

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Frederick Close, Hyde Park W2

Connaught Square, Hyde Park W2

A newly refurbished loft style apartment in The Brassworks close to Hyde Park. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large reception room, fully integrated kitchen, breakfast bar, private spacious terrace, concierge, lift, secure gated parking. Approximately 165 sq m (1,777 sq ft)

A beautifully presented first floor lateral apartment, split over 2 Grade II listed town houses. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, dining room, separate modern kitchen, 4 balconies, private residents’ communal gardens. Approximately 225 sq m (2,422 sq ft)

Available unfurnished

Available furnished

Guide price: £2,000 per week

Guide price: £3,250 per week

Hyde Park Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3463 2671 hydeparklettings@knightfrank.com

Hyde Park Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3463 2671 hydeparklettings@knightfrank.com

Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park W2

Connaught Square, Hyde Park W2

An immaculate apartment on the raised ground floor of a beautiful white stucco period building. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room and dining area, separate fully fitted kitchen. EPC rating C. Approximately 101 sq m (1,093 sq ft)

A beautifully refurbished four bedroom Grade II listed town house located on one of London’s finest communal garden squares. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, dining room, separate kitchen/breakfast room. Approximately 404 sq m (4,349 sq ft)

Available furnished

Furnishing optional

Guide price: £995 per week

Guide price: £3,500 per week

Hyde Park Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3463 2671 hydeparklettings@knightfrank.com

Hyde Park Lettings KnightFrank.co.uk/lettings 020 3463 2671 hydeparklettings@knightfrank.com

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marketview In the course of any given day, I read numerous indices, housing market commentaries and press articles concerning the property market, reports property finder Robert Bailey. They are generally a good judge of market sentiment, but every once in a while I stumble across something that shocks me. Such was a blog posting where a woman stated she had been advised to buy anything because it would appreciate far faster than she could save. I tend to disagree. While the property market has performed very well in recent years, the current rate of growth is surely unsustainable. A crash is unlikely, especially given our improving economy, but government measures to slow house price growth are starting to take effect. Ambitious prices are failing to be realised, there seems to be an improving supply of properties coming onto the market and what is coming on is more sensibly priced. Of course, there is still some froth in the market. New-build properties are especially susceptible, but while developments like Battersea Power Station with a strong USP are going to do exceptionally well, not everything will. Buyers are more selective now, so if the scheme is in a bad location or simply poorly designed, the units will have to be priced accordingly to sell. I would advise anyone looking to move to determine what exactly they are after and not to be persuaded to diverge too far from that wish list. It is far better to sit back and wait for the right property to come along than to leap at property that is compromised. If the property seems flawed to you, unless those flaws can be remedied, it is likely that it will seem flawed to any potential buyer when you eventually come to sell. By then, the market may not be as hot as it is now. I would also urge buyers not to be taken in by agents’ hyperbole. While unrest in other parts of the world does make London seem more appealing, we have not seen the predicted onslaught of Ukrainian buyers coming into London. Similarly, check that there really is a demand from other buyers rather than feel pressured into putting in a bid over the asking price. Not every property has a waiting queue of buyers fighting to buy it. A property with all the so-called ticks in every box might, but these are rare. Developers often create a sense of demand through numbered viewings or open houses, but many of the buyers are only looking out of interest or just comparing properties. The old adage about fools rushing in applies to property as much as anything else. Ignore the pressure and opt for what you really want.

Schools premium House price bubbles have developed near the most popular state schools, leading to prices that are sometimes more than double those of homes beyond school’s boundary, reports estate agent Savills. Research by the Good Schools Guide and Savills finds that on average parents are prepared to pay an extra 22 per cent to live close to some of the best state secondary schools, which are often grammar schools. One girls’ grammar school in north London – regularly rated the ‘highest performing’ state school in Britain – has seen houses in its vicinity worth two-and-a-half times the average for the rest of the local authority.  Johnny Fuller, head of Savills Kensington and Notting Hill, said: “Savvy families have realised living close to a good state school can provide their children with a high quality education without the private school fees. With private schools often charging around £15,000 a year, paying a premium on a property near a good state school can work out as a significant saving in the long run, especially if you’ve got more than one child.” 

Sophie Chick, who compiled the research for Savills, said: “Since the downturn, demand for places at topperforming state schools has in cases put pressure on family house values as some parents who traditionally may have chosen the fee-paying route have instead elected for state schools. In locations with particularly high premiums, schools are only part of the picture with factors such as good family housing stock and transport links playing their part.”  Currently for sale in the St Mary Abbots catchment area in Kensington, a twobedroom property (pictured) on the corner of Hornton Street and Holland Street was originally built for Sir Charles Stanford, Victorian composer and music professor. With garden and double garage, the blue plaque home has a guide price of £4m. Savills Kensington 020 7535 3300.

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London Voice

Special report by Sean Williams, manager of Hamptons Pimlico and Westminster

With the second quarter of 2014 well under way, it is worth reflecting on what has been a phenomenal start to the year. Prices have continued to rise and if anything appear to be accelerating. The biggest change we have noticed from 2013 to 2014 is the number of buyers willing to go beyond asking prices. We have recorded an average of one in four transactions this year in which buyers have bid over the asking price to secure a property. Although it may not appear to buyers that more stock is available, our Pimlico/ Westminster branch have seen an increase of approximately 15 per cent for new instructions compared to the first quarter of 2013. The difference is they are going under offer much more quickly than a year ago. Some sellers have clearly been tempted by record prices but the demand is such that supply is simply not keeping up. Across prime central London, instruction levels have not been as kind and there remains a severe shortage of good quality homes for sale. Ever-increasing prices in central London have also produced some interesting statistics within the M25 commuter belt, with a noticeable increase in London

buyers looking for more affordable homes in areas such as Horsham, Haselmere, Guildford and Beaconsfield. We have recorded a 45 per cent increase in London buyers venturing into the country compared to a year ago as supply in London tightens. Average earnings grew in February by 1.7 per cent and inflation fell to its lowest point since 2009 to 1.6 per cent. This is further evidence that pressure on household spending is being reduced. Unemployment continues to fall and the UK economy continues to grow. This is all good news. There are, however, growing concerns as to how long this will continue. At some point ‘affordability’ will be brought into question and there is the inevitable interest rate rise, which is anticipated next year, marking the end of a five-year run of record low rates. Scottish independence could also unsettle the market and we have an election year to look forward to as well. The pound is much stronger against the US dollar and this will impact foreign buyers to invest in property in the UK. The much-discussed mansion tax will also play a part, depending on which government we elect next year. We could be approaching the top of the market and I would not be surprised if house price inflation were to stall this year.

propertytalk Even the smallest outdoor space makes a difference to Londoners, notes Cheryl Markosky Nearly every Londoner (95 per cent) wants outside space, according to a study from Strutt & Parker. James Hyman from Cluttons believes that whatever the value of property in London, in most cases the outside space is never large. “Sellers should illustrate to potential buyers that regardless of size, they have had a lot of satisfaction from the space as an extension of the property,” he says. They should also ensure the space is well maintained as if it was an internal part of the home, as it can add 15 to 20 per cent to a home’s value. “For example, paving stones should be jet-washed, grass should be cut neatly and timber should be treated,” notes Hyman. It’s worth spending money on quality garden furniture, shrubbery and flowers. A water feature, as long as it’s tasteful and clean, can add significant value. An irrigation system is important too, argues Hyman. “Potential purchasers won’t worry about upkeep. Exterior lighting, a sound system or bar area are not imperative, but certainly make a nice add-on, while a hot tub isn’t worth the money.” House finder Caroline Takla of The Collection LLP is witnessing an increase in the desire for outdoor space, due to the rising trend of buyers wanting to entertain more at home.  “In London, one of the most desirable forms of outside space is a balcony or roof terrace, particularly within boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea,” she explains. “Obtaining planning permission for roof terraces can be difficult, so it’s beneficial to purchase a property that already has access to one or permission granted to build a roof terrace.” A good compromise to a private garden can be communal gardens, Takla argues, “offering the benefit of enjoying a vast amount of space, but not being responsible for maintenance.”
 Outside space is a huge selling point for a rentals property, points out Lisa-Jane Stratton of Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings Knightsbridge. “Families with children looking for larger houses do expect a garden. On the other hand, young professionals and couples looking for apartments will usually view a balcony or terrace as a bonus. Being close to a park is a good alternative.”

Stratton’s top tips for landlords:

• A patio or paved area where tenants can have a dining table and chairs will make the most of the space • A trellis with climbing plants will provide privacy • Attractive lighting allows tenants to use the garden in the evening

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Going ahead with caution

Have you ever been in a situation where you think you have found the property of your dreams, only to discover it has gone under offer? Or the agent won’t entertain your bid unless your existing property is under offer? If you have, you’ll know how heartbreaking and devastating it is.  With such a dearth of good-quality stock coming on to the market, when they do appear for sale, within a very quick period of time they are under offer and off market.  Bridging finance used to be the domain of professional investors and developers but it can be used by anyone. If you are looking to act fast, then bridging can secure the property while long-term funding is arranged or your existing property is sold. With terms from one day to 12 months, and various rate and fee options, it is important to speak to a broker, who will recommend a lender to meet your requirements.  Bridging finance is also a great way to break property chains, but again term and rates vary so speak to an adviser.

Lenders asking questions without reason, reports Duncan Farmer

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is probably an attempt to weed out applicants who in the past simply put that sum on their credit cards. NatWest is stopping guarantor mortgages, which have been useful and legitimate in the past at helping youngsters get on the property ladder with the support – but not necessarily the cash – of their parents. Lending to more than two people on one loan is also outlawed by some lenders. Again this has, in the past, helped friends club together to buy a home. The aim of the review was to save borrowers from over-stretching themselves, falling into arrears and potentially losing their home. The latest figures on arrears and repossessions, which were published last month by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, show that the number of people in difficulty is comparatively low, and especially so when you consider the economic trouble the country has faced since 2008. It will be several years before we find out whether the new lending regime will bring these figures down further, but I doubt whether a ban on guarantor mortgages or multiple applicants on one loan will make much difference. Ray Boulger of John Charcol, the mortgage broker, says that banks and building societies are over-thinking the new rules. They appear now to be erring on the side of caution rather than reason.

nyone who has applied for a mortgage in the past month or so will have found the process not only different from when they last applied, but also more difficult. Under a new lending regime called the Mortgage Market Review, lenders are asking far more questions about a borrower’s finances. When the new rules came in at the end of April, the fear was that many applicants would be rejected out of hand, but that has not happened. What has happened is almost as bad: many borrowers are being offered a loan far smaller than the one they had applied for. In one reported case, a divorcee found that her lender would not count child maintenance payments from her former husband – and enforced by a court order – as part of her income. As a result, she was unable to afford the price she had agreed to pay for her next home. For many London borrowers, particularly those working in the City who receive large annual bonuses, lenders will want to see proof of previous years’ bonuses and be satisfied that they are likely to be similar in future years. Some lenders are also adding their own interpretation to the rules. Nationwide, for example, wants to see the origin of deposits of more than £20,000, which

Mark Harris SPF Private Clients

Current Best Buy Mortgages

Fixed Rate – 2 years

Source: John Charcol Lender

Rate

Until

Rev. Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

Yorkshire BS

1.66%

31/7/16

4.99%

4.8% APR

65%

None 2/1% to 31/7/16. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£975

£90

Available with offset facility at 1.86%.

Accord

1.99%

30/6/16

5.99%

5.7% APR

75%

None 2/1% to 30/6/16. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£975

£90

Available with offset facility at 2.19%.

Hinckley & Rugby

2.29%

2 years

5.64%

5.5% APR

80%

None

£990

£150 Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees.

Leeds

2.74%

31/7/16

5.69%

5.3% APR

85%

None 3/2% to 31/7/16. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£999

£199

Hinckley & Rugby

3.79%

2 years

5.64%

5.5%APR

90%

None

Nil

£990

£150 Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees.

Hinckley & Rugby

4.89%

2 years

5.64%

5.6% APR

95%

None

Nil

£990

£150 Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees.

ERC

Nil

Product Exit Fee Fee

Notes

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GENERAL DEBATE

It is a year since the agreement between the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Financial Conduct Authority for lenders to contact all borrowers with interest-only mortgages due to mature before the end of 2020 to ensure that they have the means to clear their loans. Since then, there has been a significant reduction in outstanding interest-only mortgage debt. Based on a CML survey, at the end of 2013 there were an estimated 2.2 million pure interest-only loans outstanding, and a further 620,000 part interest-only, part repayment mortgages outstanding on lenders’ books. Compared with 2012 this represents a fall of about 300,000 pure interest-only mortgages (down 12 per cent), and around 90,000 partand-part mortgages (down 13 per cent). Interest-only loans have been particularly popular with wealthy borrowers who usually have other investments – notably shares – that they will sell when their mortgage matures.

The general election is now less than a year away and that means bad news for almost all of us. Not only will we be subjected to doorstep canvassing and a deluge of politicians’ promises on the nightly news, but also the uncertainty political upheaval brings is likely to hit the property market. Tom Bill, an associate director of research at Knight Frank, says: “Activity typically slows in the run-up to a general election and this is likely to dampen price growth in prime central London. Tax changes over recent years, which have been implemented or which are due for introduction, appear to have been priced in to some extent. “However, the prolonged period of consistent growth suggests the market is waiting for clarity from the political parties on their policies and their likely impact in central London.”

Potential problem with pension pots Paul Smee, chief executive of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, has highlighted a potential problem in the government’s changes to the pension regime which mean that people will not have to convert their pension fund into an annuity at retirement.   In his latest blog, Mr Smee asks: “If pension pots do not have to be taken as annuities, what view will lenders take on the ability of borrowers to service loans beyond retirement?” At present, lenders take a borrower’s future pension income into account when they apply for a loan, but if pensioners take their fund out in cash, there is, in theory, no regular income with which to meet monthly payments. Anyone looking to take out a loan that will continue into their retirement will need to give this some thought.

number crunching 0.09 points Rate by which two-year fixed-rate mortgages jumped between April 1 and 30. Rates started the month at 3.52 and ended at 3.61 per cent.

67,135

Mortgage approvals in March, a fall of 11.9 per cent since January

£61,235 Average deposit put down by a borrower in March

6,029

Properties sold in prime central London last year, compared with 9,627 in 2002

Fixed Rate – 5 years / Variable, including tracker and discount Lender

Rate

Until

Rev. Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee £90

Notes

Yorkshire BS

2.99%

31/7/19

4.99%

4.5% APR

65%

None

4/4/3/2/1% to 31/7/19. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£975

Accord

3.09%

30/6/19

5.99%

5.5% APR

75%

None

4/4/3/2/1% to 30/6/19. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£975

£90

Hinckley & Rugby

3.49%

5 years

5.64%

5.4% APR

80%

None

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

£990

£150

Post Office

3.65%

31/5/19

4.49%

4.3% APR

85%

None

5% to 31/5/19. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£995

£195

Post Office

4.29%

31/5/19

4.49%

4.5% APR

90%

None

5% to 31/5/19. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£1,495

£195

Saffron

4.87%

31/8/19

5.39%

5.2% APR

95%

None

3% to 31/8/19. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

Nil

£150

Purchase only

Furness

1.50% (4.04% disc)

2 years

5.54%

5.2% APR

70%

None

3% in 2 years. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£999

£90

On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees.

Marsden

1.99% (3.96% disc)

31/8/17

5.95%

5.8% APR

80%

None

3/2% to 31/8/16. Can repay up to 5% p.a. ERC free

£998

£150

Free valuation.

Furness

2.45% (3.09% disc)

2 years

5.54%

5.3% APR

90%

None

3% in 2 years. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£999

£90

On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees.

Santander

4.99% (Bank Rate + 4.49%)

2 years

4.74%

4.9% APR

95%

None

£250 to 2/5/16

Nil

£225

Purchase only. Free valuation. £250 cashback.

Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees.

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

Design your own space in converted Sunlight Conversion of the former Sunlight Laundry factory in the Loud & Western building in Fulham is a brilliant opportunity to invest in an iconic Edwardian industrial landmark. The Verve Properties development is being sold in ‘raw condition’ allowing buyers to design their space exactly as they wish with total flexibility – subject to building regulations. Externally the properties will be fully refurbished, while internally all the hard work will be completed leaving buyers to concentrate on fixtures, fittings and wall colours.  Warehouse spaces usually synonymous with New York or Shoreditch range from 2466 to 7000 sq ft, all with ceiling heights of more than three metres or double volume. Each space also has an outside area and roof terrace. Guide prices start at £2m – more information from Savills Fulham on 020 7731 9400. A public exhibition at the building on June 6 to 8 will feature the work of three finalists in the Verve Open Sculpture Competition by Verve Properties and DegreeArt.com

Global Collection launched in UK Hamptons International hosted an exclusive event at its Grosvenor Square headquarters to mark the launch of its annual international property exhibition, The Collection. The event gave a select group of UK buyers and clients the opportunity to preview a range of exceptional London and South-East England properties before being presented as part of a global property tour. Hamptons research director Fionnuala Earley also spoke on the Changing Face of London, and London director Andrew Phillips gave a presentation on London Market Dynamics. Andrew Phillips said afterwards: “The event has a track record in generating strong interest from prospective owner occupiers and investors alike, whether they are looking for a quintessential country cottage, a sprawling city centre penthouse or a one-bed investment property in an up-and-coming location.” The Collection visited Hong Kong and Dubai in May.

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G & T create Islington’s most expensive house Boutique developer G&T London has acquired 23,000 sq ft of office space in Islington for £8.65m which it intends to convert into a collection of around 25 luxury apartments, the developer’s most ambitious project to date.  The apartments in Highbury are set to launch in early 2016 and mark the latest addition to the developer’s portfolio of Islington projects. Its most recently completed project, 58 Myddelton Square, one of two converted Georgian townhouses, was soon snapped up for £5.85m – £1125 per sq ft – making it the most expensive single house ever sold in Islington. 59 Myddelton Square (below), one of, the smaller of the two, sold for £4.15m. G & T London was founded by husband and wife team Gal and Tania Adir (pictured). Gal said: “There is a palpable buzz in Islington as the market continues to mature and develop as a viable alternative to more traditional prime London postcodes.”  Daniel Omell, partner at Knight Frank Islington, said: “Islington remains extremely buoyant at present, attracting unbridled interest both nationally and globally. An alluring combination of location, transport links and lifestyle benefits on offer make it a highly attractive proposition.”

See things by taxi Winkworth has re-launched its fleet of branded London black cabs as part of a wider national advertising campaign taking place throughout 2014. “All Winkworth offices are owned and run by independent local professionals – offering clients a more in-depth and insightful experience with expert local information and details that make every home unique,” says the estate agency. “The new taxi campaign has been designed to visualise this with a graphic illustration that uses negative space to give a dual meaning – encapsulating Winkworth’s values and uniqueness and reinforcing its ‘See Things Differently’ strapline.”

Top property by bus The Number 9 bus passes London’s most expensive properties, according to calculations by estate agent Knight Frank. Property sales 200 metres either side of each bus route, giving an average sale price along the entire route, were used to identify London’s 20 most expensive bus routes by property price. Top of the list, Number 9 leaves Hammersmith and goes through Kensington. The Number 22 is in second place, and the ten most expensive routes all go through the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. “It’s no surprise to see the Number 9 in the top spot,” said Sami Robertson, a partner at Knight Frank Kensington. “The moment it leaves Hammersmith, prices start to rise and as you cross into the Royal Borough you see a big jump in prices. You pass some of the most expensive streets in the world, including the famous Kensington Palace Gardens, or ‘Billionaires Row’, as it is known.” “The Number 22 bus travels from Putney to Piccadilly Circus and takes in the full length of the King’s Road,” said John Waters, a partner at Knight Frank in Chelsea. Other buses in the top 10, in descending order, are: C1, 10, 52, 11, N52, N97, 19, 14.

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Buckingham Place, SW1E £4,250,000 Freehold Tucked away on a secluded street in Westminster this exceptional Georgian house (circa 1790) has been meticulously refurbished.

Medway Street, SW1P £950,000 Leasehold A modern two bedroom apartment overlooking gardens on the first floor with underground parking and two balconies.

Buckingham Gate, SW1E £375,000 Share of Freehold Everything about this studio apartment has been carefully thought through with great attention to detail.

Eccleston Square, SW1V OIE £875,000 leasehold A highly desirable apartment with access to one of Pimlico’s premier private gardens called Eccleston Square, complete with its own tennis court.

Hamptons Pimlico & Westminster Sales. 020 7717 5315 pimwest@hamptons-int.com

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Belgrave Road, SW1V £895,000 Leasehold A well presented corner position two bedroom apartment set behind a white stucco fronted Victorian conversion.

Winchester Street, SW1V £615,000 Share of Freehold A fabulous one bedroom apartment on the second floor with a full width West facing reception room and high ceilings.

Denbigh Street, SW1V £2,950,000 Freehold A beautifully presented mid terrace Victorian family house in the heart of Pimlico.

Eccleston Square, SW1V £1,495,000 Share of Freehold A highly desirable apartment with access to one of Pimlico’s premier private gardens.

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Voted ‘Best Large

Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

Agency’ for the second year in a row.

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Beyond your expectations

Fountain House SW8 £525 per week River facing two bedroom flat in a prestigious development. EPC: D (charges apply)*

Albert Embankment SE1 £895 per week This spectacular 2 bedroom duplex apartment is a fantastic example of modern London living, with, large windows and views across the city. EPC: C (charges apply)*

Carlisle Place SW1P £585 per week Beautifully refurbished one bedroom apartment situated close to Victoria. EPC: C (charges apply)*

St Georges Drive SW1V £900 per week Two bedroom split level apartment with a grand drawing room. EPC: D (charges apply)*

Westmoreland Terrace SW1V £375 per week Well presented one bedroom apartment ideally situated in the Pimlico grid. EPC: E (charges apply)*

Vincent Square SW1P £650 per week Two bedroom split level apartment with views over Vincent Square. EPC: C (charges apply)*

St Georges Square SW1V £540 per week Stylish two bedroom apartment. EPC: C (charges

Moreton Terrace SW1V £615 per week Superb two bedroom split level apartment. EPC: E

apply)*

(charges apply)*

Vincent Square SW1P £450 per week Beautifully presented one bedroom apartment with private patio. EPC: E (charges apply)*

Hamptons Pimlico & Westminster Lettings. 020 7717 5479

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Tachbrook Street SW1V £430 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

Belgrave Road SW1V £460 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

Warwick Square SW1V £575 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

Royal Belgrave House SW1V £490 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

Hepburn House SW1P £525 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

St Johns Building SW1P £850 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

Voted ‘Best Large

Rochester Row SW1P £570 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

Agency’ for the second year in a row.

Warwick Square SW1V £900 per week Tenant Secured May 2014

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*Tenant Charges Tenants should note that as well as rent, an administration charge of £216 (Inc. VAT) per property and a referencing charge of £54 (Inc. VAT) per person will apply when renting a property. Please ask us for more information about other fees that may apply or visit www.hamptons.co.uk/rent/tenant-charges

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MARYLEBONE MAYFAIR PIMLICO BELGRAVIA KNIGHTSBRIDGE CHELSEA SOUTH KENSINGTON

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Walking to Justice Linking Old Church Street with Lawrence Street, peaceful and pedestrian Justice Walk is a reminder of Old Chelsea in the early 19th century. Local legend states that a courthouse in this historic street had a jail beneath, and its prisoners were led on a walk through a tunnel to boats on the Thames that would deliver them to Australia – and to justice. Currently for sale in Justice Walk is a low-built house with around 2500 sq ft of living space on three floors, plus a wine cellar beneath the reception room. The open plan ground floor also features a large kitchen and dining room.

The master bedroom taking up the entire top floor has an en suite bathroom, study, sitting and dressing area, and two balconies. The first floor has four more bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. Folding doors from the reception room open out into the south-facing rear garden. The King’s Road is easy walking distance, and Battersea Park is the other side of Albert Bridge. Justice Walk, Chelsea SW3, guide price £6.3m, Savills Knightsbridge 020 7581 5234

With roof terrace and wine cellar Recently rebuilt, a south-facing mews house in Belgravia has four floors of space with a 700 sq ft roof terrace above and a wine cellar below. On the first floor, three full-height doors open out from the main reception, dining area and study onto an ornamental covered balcony. The contemporary kitchen and breakfast room takes up the entire lower ground floor. Master and guest bedroom suites are on the second floor and there’s a third bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. Total space of 3450 sq ft includes the roof terrace and integral garage, and there’s off-street parking too.

GARAGES

Parking space comes at a premium in Knightsbridge and now two adjoining garages are for sale together with a one-bedroom apartment above. Walking distance from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, the garages in Pavilion Road – next to Sloane Street – are topped by a 491 sq ft first floor flat including a drawing room, kitchen and bathroom. The highly prized garages are also available separately at £150,000 each. Pavilion Road, Knightsbridge SW1, £1.3m (or £1m flat only), Best Gapp 020 7730 9253

Eaton Mews South, Belgravia SW1, £5,995,000, Best Gapp 020 7730 9253

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High-tech apartment can deliver the Bond factor Dover Street was built in the late 16th century by a syndicate of developers headed by Sir Thomas Bond, who also built – and gave his name to – nearby Old Bond Street. Today, Dover Street is noted for its Georgian architecture and growing numbers of exclusive restaurants, bars and independent galleries. A recent influx of fashionable boutiques and premier nightspots has also transformed the address. Dover Street’s latest and up-andcoming additions include the Arts Club, Park Chinois gourmet Chinese restaurant by Alan Yau, Quattro Passi Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, and Victoria Beckham’s flagship boutique. Close by on Hay Hill, a private members’ club has been glamorously redeveloped under the new ownership of celebrated Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov.

A high-spec, high-tech flat is now for sale on the third floor of a period block at the northern end of Dover Street. The apartment features two double bedrooms: a generous master bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom and a charming guest room. Grand double-height entrance doors lead you through to the luxurious open plan living and entertaining space. The kitchen, living and dining areas all have high ceilings, and natural light floods through the large bay window. The building, scheduled for total internal and external refurbishment, contains 10 exclusive apartments spread over five floors, all with lift or stair access and serviced by a porter. Dover Street, Mayfair W1, £3.75m, Knight Frank 020 7499 1012, Savills 020 7578 5100

“Traditional craftsmanship and leading technology create a contemporary and elegant home infused with natural warmth, charm and character” Alastair Nicholson, Knight Frank Mayfair

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Mayfair indulgence FITZROVIA

Rathbone Street in Fitzrovia runs into Charlotte Street, home of the Goucho and other fine restaurants. Soho, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden are all nearby. A two-bedroom, twobathroom apartment at this address is less than 500 metres from Tottenham Court Road tube, where Crossrail is due to open in 2018. The 1100 sq ft home has an open plan reception with a fully fitted kitchen and dining area. It also has a ‘Boris Bikes’ docking station outside. Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia W1, £1,295,000, Knight Frank 020 3535 6440

Fashion boutiques and top dining establishments such as Scott’s seafood restaurant are on the doorstep of a lavishly refurbished lateral apartment for sale in Mayfair’s Mount Street. Contemporary design is coupled with luxurious materials and sophisticated lighted. The three-bedroom property enjoys oblique views of Berkeley Square and far-reaching views of Mount Street itself. Living space is flexible and the current master bedroom suite could easily be reconfigured to create an additional reception room. The recent comprehensive refurbishment programme featured solid oak parquet flooring, bespoke joinery, marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, and Cat 5 cabling.

Spanning more than 1700 sq ft, the apartment has a large entrance hall that branches into two separate wings: one side is for entertaining in the double reception with kitchen and separate dining area, and the other contains the luxury master bedroom suite, guest bedroom and shower room. Total space is just over 1700 sq ft. The Connaught, The Dorchester and Claridge’s hotels are all nearby, together with fashion brands Marc Jacobs, Pringle of Scotland, Azzaro and Mackintosh. Mount Street, Mayfair W1, £4.75m, Knight Frank 020 7499 1012

One-bed flat near home of the Blues Fans of Chelsea FC will be particularly attracted to this one-bedroom flat at Hereford House as Stamford Bridge stadium – the home of the Blues – is just a short walk away. Celebrate the fact that World Cup Brazil is almost here by putting in an offer on this lower ground floor flat in a Fulham Road mansion block. With wooden floors throughout, the 660 sq ft property has been decorated in a contemporary finish and features an open plan kitchen and reception with dining space. Arsenal and Tottenham fans are welcome to put in an offer too. Hereford House, Fulham Road, Chelsea SW10, £565,000, Marsh & Parsons 020 7835 0620

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Space next door This four-storey home in Flood Street in Old Chelsea has an extra-wide ground floor and rear garden since it contains the ground floor space of the house next door. Living space in the neighbouring building is arranged as a self-contained studio apartment with kitchenette, shower room and its own street entrance. The flat is linked to the main three-bedroom house and would be ideal for a family with live-in help, or it could be separated to provide rental income. Total inside space is 2986 sq ft including the apartment but excluding vaults. The wide double reception room has two sets of folding doors into the

33ft garden, and the property includes a kitchen and dining room, study, family room, bathroom and wet room. The first floor master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, dressing room and balcony, and there’s a second floor terrace. The property also enjoys easterly rear views over the gardens of Redburn Street and Redesdale Street. Flood Street runs south off the King’s Road towards Royal Hospital Road. Margaret Thatcher, who became Prime Minister in 1979, lived at No 19 until 1985. Flood Street, Chelsea SW3, £6.75m, Farrar 020 7244 4444

Living front-to-back A three-bedroom maisonette is set on the third and fourth floors of a mid-terrace period conversion in Cranley Gardens, South Kensington. ‘Front-to-back’ double-aspect entertaining space on the third floor features a full-width drawing room, with three sash windows, and a separate dining room at the rear. The kitchen leads to an impressive south and west-facing roof terrace with views across the rooftops of Cranley Mews towards the green spaces of Evelyn Gardens. Entrance is on the second floor, the three bedrooms are on the third, and the 1600 sq ft property has access to Onslow Gardens. Cranley Gardens, South Kensington SW7, £2.85m, Farrar 020 7244 4444, Winkworth 020 7373 5052

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UPPER MAISONETTE, CATHCART ROAD SW10 An exceptionally spacious and well-arranged three bedroom maisonette situated on the South facing terrace of this popular West Chelsea street.

(Approx: 1,306 sq ft / 121.31 sq m) RECEPTION ROOM/ DINING ROOM • KITCHEN • SITTING ROOM/ BEDROOM 3 • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM DOUBLE BEDROOM WITH SHOWER ROOM • SHOWER ROOM • STORAGE • 33FT ROOF AREA SHARE OF FREEHOLD

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COLEHERNE COURT, REDCLIFFE GARDENS, SW10 A beautifully presented three bedroom family flat, quietly situated in the back section of the western block of the building, affording south easterly views over the stunning communal gardens, to which only residents of this sought after block have access.

(Approx: 1,601 sq ft / 148.73 sq m) RECEPTION ROOM • DINING ROOM • KITCHEN • MASTER BEDROOM WITH EN SUITE BATHROOM • 2 FURTHER BEDROOMS • SHOWER ROOM ACCESS TO 2 ½ ACRE COMMUNAL GARDEN

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REDCLIFFE GARDENS, SW10 An immaculate and beautifully proportioned, two double bedroom flat positioned in an elegant building.

£1,495,000

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£675,000

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This rare two bedroom ground floor flat benefits from its own beautifully maintained private south-facing garden.

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915 sq ft / 85 sq m

EDITH GROVE, SW10 A very well presented lower ground floor one bedroom flat, with wood floors and a contemporary finish.

548 sq ft/ 50.91 sq m

£625,000

REDCLIFFE SQUARE, SW10

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An absolutely immaculate and perfectly balanced one bedroom property, with the advantage of the share of the freehold.

549 sq ft / 51 sq m

OAKLEY STREET, SW3 This immaculate two double bedroom maisonette is situated over the mezzanine, third and fourth floor of this well maintained period building.

979 sq ft / 91 sq m

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430 sq ft / 40 sq m

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GERTRUDE STREET, SW10

£845,000

A quiet and bright, second (top) floor one bedroom flat with the benefit of a share in the freehold and a communal garden.

484 sq ft / 45 sq m

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ELM PARK GARDENS, SW10 This is a well proportioned third floor flat with westerly views over communal gardens towards St Andrews Church.

£795,000

ADRIAN MEWS, SW10

£1,850,000

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Located in a quiet mews just off Ifield Road, this lovely two bedroom, two bathroom house benefits from off street parking.

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602 sq ft / 55.93 sq m

HARCOURT TERRACE, CHELSEA SW10 Beautifully presented and classically proportioned one bedroom first floor flat situated within a stucco fronted period building.

902 sq ft / 83.79 sq m

£1,085,000

ASHBURNHAM ROAD, SW10

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A very pretty one bedroom flat, with the benefit of its’ own street entrance and off street parking (first come first served).

538 sq ft / 50 sq m

ROLAND GARDENS, SW7 A beautifully presented two double bedroom raised ground floor flat in a well-managed period building.

721 sq ft / 67 sq m

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£745,000

710 sq ft / 66 sq m

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HARCOURT TERRACE, SW10

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A lovely two bedroom, fourth floor flat located in this attractive stucco fronted building.

803 sq ft / 74.69 sq m

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Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1 A very well-presented penthouse apartment with a private lift going straight into the impressive open plan entertaining space and the unusual benefit of two private terraces, one offering 360 degree views of London. Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom n Double bedroom with en suite bathroom n Third bedroom/study Shower room n 43ft Reception room n Kitchen n Two roof terraces n Private lift n EPC rating E £2,450 per week Furnished

Great Cumberland Place, West End W1H A stunning three bedroom, first floor flat benefitting from direct lift access, fully integrated touch screen technology and comfort cooling. The apartment offers excellent entertaining space and has the added bonus of a pretty West facing paved terrace accessed via French doors. Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom n Double bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom Third bedroom/study n Shower room n Large reception room n Kitchen n Paved terrace n Private lift n EPC rating C £1,650 per week Unfurnished

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Egerton Place, Knightsbridge SW3 An immaculate one bedroom first floor apartment in a prime corner position between Harrods and Brompton Cross. Offering elegant, beautifully proportioned rooms, it has recently been refurbished and would make a perfect pied-à-terre. Double bedroom n Drawing room with balcony n Fitted kitchen n Shower room n Utility room n Communal garden n Lift EPC rating D Price: £2,250,000 Lease: Approximately 93 years

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Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge SW3 A light and spacious two bedroom, third floor flat with lovely open views back and front and a potential roof terrace. Recently refurbished, it is in good order throughout with wood flooring to the main rooms. NB Photos taken prior to furnishing Two bedrooms n Reception room n Bathroom n Fitted kitchen n Sole access to flat roof n Communal gardens n EPC rating D Price: £1,295,000 Lease: Approximately 91 years

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Watching the tennis Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club, which has three grass and five all-weather courts, is on view from two grand-scale homes currently on the market, one for sale and the other to rent. The five-bedroom, five-storey house for sale in Woodsford Square has been recently refurbished and extended to around 3000 sq ft of living space including a magnificent 36ft reception room and a large media and family room. With views of the tennis club on one side and the communal garden on the other, the house has a ground floor kitchen that leads out into an attractive patio garden. The first floor contains the reception room, and a grand master bedroom suite spans the entire second floor.

To let in Holland Park Mansions, a three-bedroom lateral apartment is set in an immaculate redbrick mansion block overlooking the tennis club. The 2023 sq ft second floor property includes two bathrooms, a reception room and a playroom. (Above) Woodsford Square, Holland Park W14, offers around ÂŁ3.5m, Marsh & Parsons 020 7605 6890 (Below) Holland Park Mansions, Holland Park W14, ÂŁ1350 per week, Marsh & Parsons 020 7605 6890

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Bright, white and immaculate The immaculately white kitchen and dining room of this meticulously refurbished house in Fulham has floor-toceiling bi-fold glass doors that open out into a superb contemporary garden. Quartz work surfaces combine with high-spec equipment incorporating a double bank of Miele appliances with state-of-the-art steam oven, coffee machine and top-of-the-range standard oven. Also in the kitchen are a professional Gaggenau gas hob, integrated fridge-freezer, two dishwashers, hot water tap, wine fridge and Insinkerator food waste disposer. This impressive bright white space forms part of an open plan ground floor also featuring a connecting double reception room. There are plenty more high-spec fixtures and fittings, from the Sonos sound system on the ground floor and master bedroom to the Chesney remote control gas fire and Lutron lighting on the ground floor and landings. There’s also Vaughan wall lighting, as well as remote control Velux windows and shutters in the reception and master bedroom. The first floor contains the master bedroom suite plus two more bedrooms – one with a balcony overlooking the 28ft rear garden. On the second floor are two more bedrooms and a bathroom together with useful storage space in the eaves. Next to South Park, Beltran Road runs parallel with Clancarty Road at the preferred northern end of the grid of streets, and is handy for the shops, bars and restaurants on Wandsworth Bridge Road and in Parsons Green. Beltran Road, Fulham SW6, guide price £2.2m, Savills Fulham 020 7731 9400

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Totally private French windows from the ground floor reception, which is around 2ft wider than its neighbours, lead out into a mature garden and total privacy since this Fulham property is not overlooked at the rear. Featuring a large sash window, the reception has two doors from the wide L-shaped hallway, which has another two doors leading into the formal front dining room. There’s a modern kitchen and breakfast room on the lower ground floor, where you’ll also find a utility room, storeroom, and an alternative route into the garden. The first floor contains the master bedroom suite, another large bedroom

and a family bathroom, and the ‘natural’ top floor has three double bedrooms plus a newly refurbished Jack and Jill bathroom. Total living space is more than 2600 sq ft across four floors, and the house in Parsons Green Lane is handy for the shopping, restaurants and transport of both Parsons Green and Fulham Broadway, served by the District Line. There are also plenty of buses into the West End. Parsons Green Lane, Fulham SW6, guide price £2.95m, Knight Frank Fulham 020 7751 2400

Scope to extend There’s plenty of scope to extend at this five-bedroom house in Fulham’s Hestercombe Avenue, which has potential to create a side extension to the kitchen and dining room, as well as a basement conversion. The house is full of natural light and features high ceilings, original cornicing and wood floors. The reception room and kitchen on the ground floor has French windows out into the paved rear garden, and the first floor has a second reception or study. In the cellar are two Megaflo cylinders and wine storage, and the property is close to the shops and restaurants of Fulham Road. Nearest tube is Parsons Green. Hestercombe Avenue, Fulham SW6, £2.25m, Winkworth 020 7731 3388

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High-spec comforts Set back from the road with off-street parking for two cars, this wide and extensively refurbished house near Wandsworth Common has been the subject of considerable expenditure offers the latest in high-spec home comforts. Covering an area of 4530 sq ft, interior living space has been meticulously planned with the use of natural stones, state-of-the-art home automation systems and bespoke fittings. The house also comes with a selfcontained apartment, or ‘flatlet’. Sonos music management surround sound and an Opus multi-room audio system keep the music playing throughout the house, which is also wired for TV/FM/ISDN. The architect-designed property has air conditioning in the kitchen, master bedroom and lower ground floor – which features a Delta membrane system. High-tech, high-spec extras also include a water softener, Cat 5 and Cat 6 cabling, Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware and taps, Enterview alarm and video entry phone. The huge contemporary kitchen, family and dining room on the ground floor has folding doors out into the 77ft south-facing rear garden, and this level also contains a double reception at the front and a study. A home cinema room on the lower ground floor is next to a gymnasium and steam room adjoining the selfcontained flat. This floor also has a store and utility room. The master bedroom suite with dressing room and two more bedrooms are on the first floor, and there are three bedrooms on the second floor. The house also has a bespoke wine cellar for your finest vintages. Wandle Road, Wandsworth SW17, guide Price £3.75m, Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222

“This exceptional architect-designed family house with a self-contained flat and cinema room is situated in a prime residential road close to Wandsworth Common” Robin Chatwin, Savills

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High-flying interiors Set behind the grand redbrick façade of a Grade II listed Victorian school conversion, this three-bedroom apartment in Battersea delivers creative contemporary interiors flooded with natural light beneath high-flying ceilings. The property in Kingsway Square is supported by a concierge service and secure entry system, and its new owners can also make the most of a communal roof terrace that serves blue-sky views across the rooftops towards the four tall chimneys of Battersea Power Station and beyond. Featuring wood flooring throughout, flexible living space of around 1230 sq ft including a reception room with double-height ceiling, contemporary open-plan kitchen with integrated appliances, and a mezzanine level bedroom. The home also has a shower room, bathroom and guest cloakroom. Battersea Park and the amenities of Battersea Park Road, Battersea Bridge Road and Parkgate Road are all close at hand, and Chelsea’s bars and boutiques are just across the Thames. Kingsway Square, Battersea Park, Battersea SW11, £1,495,000, Foxtons Battersea
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“This stunning three-bedroom apartment offers cool and contemporary interiors complemented by soaring ceilings and an abundance of natural light” David Law, Foxtons Battersea

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Victorian splendour and tennis on Telford Park Perfectly located for the open spaces of Tooting Bec and Clapham Commons, this impressive Victorian house stands in the Telford Park Estate, part of the Telford Park conservation area.  Arranged over three floors, the 2300 sq ft fivebedroom, semi-detached property on Criffel Avenue retains many of its original features. Both large reception rooms make exceptional entertaining spaces and feature original ornamental fireplaces, and one has French windows into the garden. The ground floor also holds a library, as well as a substantial dining room leading through to a triple-aspect kitchen.    On the first floor, the master suite has a dressing room and en suite bathroom, and two more bedrooms are served by a family bathroom. The third floor – ideal for children – contains the final two bedrooms and a Jack and Jill bathroom.  Set back from the road, the property has off-street parking for up to three vehicles, and the meticulously maintained rear garden extends to 77ft. 

Nearby, the thriving Telford Park Lawn Tennis Club, founded in 1880 and the second oldest in the UK after Wimbledon, provides tennis, social and other facilities. An active residents association for the area organises many social events throughout the year including Christmas parties, bonfire night events, and a residents’ ball. The association also provides useful services such as a neighbourhood watch scheme and a local directory of tradesmen and facilities. Trains from Streatham Hill provide fast and easy access to Victoria, London Bridge and the City, and Balham Underground station is also within walking distance. Criffel Avenue, Streatham Hill SW2, guide price £1.85m, John D Wood & Co 020 8673 2854

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Hendham Road, SW17 A three storey detached Victorian house, built in 1889 and beautifully presented throughout. There is off street parking and the main house is approached via a front door with original stained glass panels. The double reception room has original ceiling mouldings and leads onto the garden. All five bedrooms have built in cupboards and the house enjoys an abundance of natural light.

£1,800,000   Freehold Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077

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Extended kitchen/breakfast room Kirkstall Road, SW2 A charming semi-detached Edwardian style house, situated within the popular Telford Park Estate. Room sizes throughout are generously proportioned with excellent ceiling heights and many original features. The rear of the ground floor has been extended to provide a kitchen/ breakfast/family room with folding doors leading onto the 50ft South facing garden. The front reception room is utilised more formally and has pleasant open views towards Kirkstall Gardens.

£1,250,000   Freehold Streatham 020 8677 9900

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Dagnan Road, SW12 An exceptionally presented family home which has been fully renovated throughout and retains an abundance of period features. The ground floor comprises a double reception room to the front, and to the rear, a guest cloakroom and a kitchen breakfast room leading out to the private South Facing garden. The first floor offers three double bedrooms and a family bathroom and to the top is a luxurious master suite.

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Earlsfield 020 8971 7070

Wandsworth 020 8875 8899

Battersea 020 7924 2255

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Streatham 020 8677 9900

Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077

East Dulwich 020 8875 7999

Tooting 020 8767 0522

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Potential to extend Kingsley Road, SW19 An exquisite Edwardian Terrace home, which has been lovingly renovated by the current owners. The accommodation comprises, on the ground floor; entrance hall with ample storage, double reception room with exposed original floor boards, leading to a bright and modern kitchen/ dining space. The first floor is made up of three bedrooms and a magnificent family bathroom, further benefits include a loft which can be converted as planning permission is in place.

£775,000   Freehold Wimbledon 020 3195 9111

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Camberwell Grove, SE5 An imposing family residence located in the leafy Camberwell Grove. The property has been finished to an excellent standard throughout with contemporary finishes and offers great entertaining spaces both inside and out. Comprising four large double bedrooms and four bathrooms, three reception rooms, large kitchen/dining room, well tended rear garden and secure underground private double garage.

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Clapham 020 8875 7995

Streatham 020 8677 9900

Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077

East Dulwich 020 8875 7999

Tooting 020 8767 0522

Wimbledon 020 3195 9111

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Chestnut Grove, SW12 A stunning four double bedroom house located on Chestnut Grove. The ground floor comprises of a large through reception room, downstairs cloakroom and a modern fitted kitchen with direct access to a private patio garden. To the first floor there are three genuine double bedrooms and a beautiful family bathroom. Stairs lead up to the top floor with a master bedroom and further family bathroom.

ÂŁ740 per week Balham 020 8675 6565

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Stunning original features Contemporary fittings Kelmore Grove, SE22 A family home offering light flexible accommodation, combining a unique blend of period features with modern dĂŠcor and contemporary fitments. The property comprises two elegant intercommunicating reception rooms, large well fitted kitchen diner with doors leading to low maintenance garden. A cellar is accessed from the hallway. Upstairs are four double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Battersea 020 7924 2255

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Streatham 020 8677 9900

Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077

East Dulwich 020 8875 7999

Tooting 020 8767 0522

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Beautiful modern townhouse

Gated development Bevin Square, SW17 A beautiful townhouse located in this peaceful private gated development. The property boasts open plan reception/kitchen, four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, private rear garden and garage/play room, plus the added benefit of off street parking. Bevin Square is ideally located with access to both Wandsworth Common and Balham mainline stations as well as Tooting Bec and Balham Northern line services.

ÂŁ630 per week Tooting 020 8767 0522

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Lucky Old Oxyard SUFFOLK

Forming a wing of historic Battisford Hall and retaining many of its period features, this retreat in a picturesque Suffolk village, has far-reaching views over surrounding farmland. The five-bedroom property was originally built in the mid-16th century as a manor house, probably for Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange, or his father, Sir Richard. Fourteen miles from historic Lavenham, the house includes three bathrooms and three receptions. Nearby Stowmarket has a mainline train to Liverpool Street. London 96 miles. Hall Farm House, Battisford, Stowmarket, Suffolk, guide price £475,000, Musker McIntyre 01284 848454

When The Old Oxyard was first built in around 1200, the oxen rested downstairs while their herders slept upstairs. And that’s how it stayed for three centuries until it was converted into a two-bed house in 1540. Gradually extended further over the years, this long and historic four-bedroom cottage in Wiltshire has many individual features such as an 80ft bricked well – in use until the 1960s – a partially restored granary, a 200-year-old wine cellar and a cart shed. The previous owners transformed the house by re-thatching the entire roof, re-tiling all the floors, and installing new bathrooms, a new kitchen and central heating. They also found an old shoe buried in the wattle-and-daub walls of the granary 350 years ago to bring the home good luck.

One of the previous owners said: “Although the occasional old wooden door poses a threat to anyone taller than Tom Cruise, the ceilings are high for such an ancient barn, and the corridors and rooms are bathed in light, with views over lawns at the front and back.” The house sits on the edge of an old ox path and has uninterrupted views of the golden fields and hills of the Marlborough Downs. London 77 miles. The Old Oxyard, Pound Lane, Oare, Marlborough, Wiltshire, guide price £965,000, Manningford Croft 01672 564555

Box Valley views and tennis court Dating back to the 17th century, a Grade II listed barn conversion to let in Wiltshire enjoys panoramic views across the Box Valley and surrounding countryside. Three-bedroom Upper Barn in Henley Lane, Box, has an oak front door and staircase and its superb drawing room features 26ft beamed ceilings and an ornate hand-carved Bath stone fire surround and mantle with multi-fuel burner. An outdoor tennis court is available by separate negotiation. London 105 miles. Upper Barn, Henley Lane, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, £2495 per month, David Ingram 01249 701900

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With its own private mooring, The Old Boathouse stands by the Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted town centre and is only a three-minute walk from the train station to Euston (30 minutes). The four-bedroom, four-bathroom canalside property is set behind electrically operated wrought iron gates at the end of a no through road in the town’s conservation area, and is described as the ‘ultimate combination of location, privacy and cache’. Redeveloped in 2010, the property in historic Castle Wharf features hand-crafted arched windows. It’s an

upside-down home to make the most of the views: two bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor and the main living space is on the first floor. The top floor could be arranged as two extra bedrooms or as a study and family room or home cinema. London 39 miles.

The Old Forge, Horsham Road, Sutton Abinger, Dorking, Surrey, £925,000, Grantley 01483 893939

The Old Boathouse, Castle Wharf, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, guide price £1.25m, Nash Partnership 01442 863000

Chalet-style home

Vine living by the creek

A chalet-style detached house in Sway, Hampshire, has delightful rear views over the neighbouring fields and paddocks. A wooden five-bar gate with brick pillars leads to the front and side driveway that provides parking and turning for several cars. Established gardens are enclosed by mature hedging on both sides, and a raised rockery in the centre has a running water feature. With two patios, a barbecue area and security lighting, the property at Forest Holme, Barrows Lane, includes a integral double garage. London 95 miles.

Vine House is a magnificent Georgian waterside home located in an elevated position at the head of Batson Creek, near Salcombe. Its current owner bought the property in 2003 and extensively refurbished the entire interior while extending and retaining its splendid exterior. The Sail Loft and Boat House were refurbished at the same time as the main house. The Sail Loft was given a thatched roof to match the cottages in this peaceful hamlet, and both serve as separate guest accommodation, with the Sail Loft also enjoying access to a private terrace. An open-plan kitchen and dining area with central island leads to a sitting room with a large skylight and superb views of the water. Gardens of around 1.75 acres include a secluded terrace and elevated sun deck. London 240 miles.

Forest Holme, Barrows Lane, Sway, Hampshire, guide price £725,000, Hayward Fox 01590 681656

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Boathouse is upside-down

The Old Forge is a Grade II listed country cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Sutton Abinger, nestling on the slopes of the Surrey Hills. Originally two cottages in the 17th century, the property was made into a single dwelling in the 1930s. London 34 miles.

Vine House, Lower Batson, Salcombe, £4m, Marchand Petit 01548 844473

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REVIEW

DORSET

A ground floor apartment in a former private school building on the southern slopes of Swanage can offer superb uninterrupted views across the sea and Durlston Country Park. Hillcrest is a third of a mile from both Swanage town centre and Durlston Country Park and offers the chance to enjoy spectacular clifftop walks. London 127 miles. Hillcrest, Durlston Road, Swanage, Dorset, £489,000, Corbens 01929 422284

Old Rectory has 17 acres A former Victorian rectory in the Cambridgeshire village of Hamerton stands next to the village church and looks out across its own 17 acres of land and the fields beyond, which are protected as part of a heritage site. The five-bed house dating from around 1860 is typical of its era and has a reception hall leading to reception rooms complete with high ceilings, cornicing and plenty of light streaming in through sash windows. Fitted with bespoke wall and base units with granite work surfaces, the kitchen contains a four-oven Aga

with a halogen hob, and the original servants’ bells on the wall. The property includes a double garage and a tennis court. London 87 miles. The Old Rectory, Sawpit Lane, Hamerton, Cambridgeshire, guide price £1.5m, Woodford & Co 01832 274732

Taking office in Six Mile Bottom Chaucer House, in the hamlet of Six Mile Bottom between Newmarket and Cambridge, was originally built as offices in 1988 and converted into residential use six years ago. Offering living space on three floors, this grand neo-Georgian house on 3.34 acres of land features a slate roof, impressive cupola and fine redbrick façade with Doric columns to the porch. Iron gates lead to a sweeping tarmac driveway. The sitting room contains a fireplace with fitted woodburner together with three sets of French windows out onto the terrace. There are six main bedrooms (three en suite), three more bedrooms, and another three receptions. The kitchen and breakfast room has an Aga and steam oven. London 62 miles Chaucer House, London Road, Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Suffolk, guide price £1.75m, Jackson-Stops 01638 662231

Elevated view of Bath Tenby Lodge is a handsome double-fronted 1920s detached house in a landmark position in a south-facing walled garden on Sion Hill. Commanding uninterrupted elevated views of Bath over Approach Golf Course towards Prior Park, the property has been comprehensively refurbished throughout and offers generous flexible family accommodation with a New England feel. An open plan kitchen, dining and family room has bi-fold doors leading onto the sun terraces, and a charming sitting room has an ornamental fireplace. Both rooms have large character bay windows to the front. The loft space has been converted to provide a double bedroom and bathroom – an ideal teenager’s den. London 114 miles. Tenby Lodge, Sion Hill, Bath, £1.8m, Cobb Farr 01225 333332

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Looking out at the historic Dorchester Abbey, Little Saint Simons Cottage is a medieval cruck-framed thatched property with fascinating features such as exposed wall and ceiling beams and bricks, inglenook fireplace and stained glass window. The two-bed cottage is Grade II listed and its gardens extend to around 170ft with attractive borders and a large terrace. A doorway from the dining room leads to a bright vaulted reception with wood-burning stove and French

windows out onto a private terrace. At the end of the garden is a timberbuilt guest house containing another bedroom, shower room and utility room. It would make an ideal home office. London 52 miles. Little Saint Simons Cottage, High Street, Dorchester-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, offers above £500,000, Morgan & Associates 01844 279990

Equestrian options in Green Lane The Hawthorns is an impressive family home set in a two-acre plot down a quiet country lane in the Bedfordshire village of Eaton Bray. A five-bedroom property offering beautiful stained glass windows as well as far-reaching field views, the home in Green Lane is suitable for equestrian usage. It includes stables and a fenced-in paddock of around an acre, with more land containing a tennis court and hardstanding immediately in front of the stables.  At the front of the property, a stream and driveway lead to a double garage with a useful room above that could serve as office space. The kitchen and breakfast room features a central island and sliding doors to the rear with remote-control sun canopy. London 38 miles.

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Simons cottage

The Hawthorns, Green Lane, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, guide price: £1m, Hunters 01442 500252

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1 A SUBSTANTIAL AND STYLISHLY PRESENTED EDWARDIAN FAMILY HOME

hassocks, west sussex

3 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø orangery ø basement utility room and store ø master bedroom with en suite bathroom ø 6 further bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø detached double garage ø landscaped gardens ø Hassocks MLS 0.6 miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 56 minutes) ø about 0.75 of an acre ø 487 sq m (5,239 sq ft) ø EPC=E

Savills Haywards Heath Pam Buckley pbuckley@savills.com

01444 446005

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1 A FINE GRADE II LISTED HOUSE WITH DETACHED OAST HOUSE

maresfield, east sussex

3 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø master bedroom suite ø 5 further bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 3 bedroom oast house ø outbuildings ø swimming pool ø tennis court ø gardens and grounds ø Buxted MLS 3.4 miles (London Bridge from 70 minutes); Haywards Heath 12 miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) ø in all about 10.2 acres ø House 424 sq m (4,564 sq ft), Oast House 175 sq m (1,884 sq ft)

Savills Haywards Heath Sophie Wysock-Wright swwright@savills.com

01444 446003

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North Barrow

A handsome former rectory with family accommodation at its very best, in a peaceful situation with delightful gardens and views over open farmland.

•Dining hall •Snug •Drawing room •Conservatory •Playroom •Garden room •6 bedrooms (3 en suite) •Bathroom •Double garage •Workshop •Games room •Carport •Paddocks •Garden and grounds •In all about 7.172 acres •EPC rating E Guide price: £1,750,000

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Near Malpas

A small estate with modern country house occupying a tranquil position with spectacular far reaching views.

•3 reception rooms •Kitchen/breakfast room •3/4 bedrooms (3 en suite) •Gardens •Productive farmland to about 29 acres •Additional 94.05 acres may be available by separate negotiation •EPC rating E Guide price: £2,500,000

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Near Chester

A beautifully restored classic Georgian country house.

•5 reception rooms •8 bedrooms •5 bathrooms •Lodge cottage •Lake •Tennis court •Stabling & paddocks •In all about 9 acres Guide price: £4,500,000

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Cheshire

Near Chester

An outstanding country estate within 1 hour 45 minutes of London from Crewe Station.

•5 reception rooms •5 principal bedrooms •6 secondary bedrooms •4 cottages •Stabling •Outbuildings •Mature gardens •Swimming pool •Lake •Parkland & woods •In all about 115 acres Guide price: £6,500,000

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BROADWELL

MORETON-IN-MARSH

Charming period semi-detached property in the heart of Broadwell

A stunning conversion of a former victorian police station

Entrance porch, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, garden room and cloakroom. Three bedrooms and bathroom. Gardens. Integral garage.

Spacious entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and wet room. Bedroom one with en-suite bathroom and bedroom two with ensuite shower room. Rear courtyard garden. Allocated parking.

Guide Price £625,000

Guide Price £475,000

MORETON-IN-MARSH

BLOCKLEY

A stunning development of nine apartments

Grade II Listed, early Georgian Baroque house

The original Post Office building has been sensitively refurbished and extended into nine two bedroom apartments. Features include fully fitted kitchens, lift, parking and 1 minute from Railway Station.

Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen and cellar. Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Two further bedrooms. Rear garden.

Guide Prices £225,000 to £285,000

Guide Price £695,000

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MAUGERSBURY A fine Grade II Listed detached village house, set in just under one and a quarter acres, with outstanding open views. Entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study/library, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, scullery, cellar and cloakroom. Six bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms, and family bathroom. Coach house and double garage. Delightful well landscaped gardens. In all 1.19 acres (0.48 Ha.).

Guide Price ÂŁ1,750,000

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RESIDENTIAL SALES • RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • FINANCIAL SERVICES

HARDLEY, NORFOLK

£620,000

A rare opportunity to acquire this fantastic 4 bedroom equestrian property set in 15 acres (sts) of grazing land & 1.33 acres (sts) of mixed woodland. EPC: C

SEETHING, NORFOLK

Loddon Office 01508 521110 loddon@muskermcintyre.co.uk

BUNGAY, SUFFOLK

OIEO £625,000

Cambridge House is a simply sublime grade II listed Georgian townhouse with ADJOINING COTTAGES in the heart of the historic market town of Bungay. EPC: TBA

Loddon Office 01508 521110 loddon@muskermcintyre.co.uk

BECCLES, SUFFOLK

£475,000

£550,000

METTINGHAM, SUFFOLK £575,000 Spacious detached 4 bedroom family home finished to an impeccably high standard, with annexe potential and field views. EPC: TBA Bungay Office 01986 888160 bungay@muskermcintyre.co.uk

GELDESTON, SUFFOLK

£850,000

This Grade II Listed Town House located on a sought after road. 4 double bedrooms, study with en-suite, 3 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, walled garden & garage.

Situated along the Waveney River network, this property provides nearly 5000sq ft, including a self-contained annexe. Set in 5 acres (sts) with river frontage & private mooring. EPC: D

Beccles Office 01502 710180 beccles@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Beccles Office 01502 710180 beccles@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Bungay Office 01986 888160 bungay@muskermcintyre.co.uk

BATTISFORD, SUFFOLK

£330,000

A picturesque 2 bedroom thatched cottage dating from the 1800s. With additional 3 bedroom independent annex for conversion. EPC: TBA

BRAMFIELD, SUFFOLK

£725,000

CHEDISTON, SUFFOLK

£585,000

A delightful former Hall retaining many of its period features situated in the picturesque Suffolk village of Battisford, with far reaching views over the surrounding farmland. EPC: TBA

A magnificent south facing barn conversion set in 4.3 acres (sts) with a separate office & further 2 storey outbuilding with annexe permission. EPC: D

Stunning detached family house in a secluded, private plot. In immaculate condition with excellent entertaining rooms, five bedrooms & attractive gardens. EPC: TBA

Bury St Edmunds Office 01284 848454 bury@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Halesworth Office 01986 888205 halesworth@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Halesworth Office 01986 888205 halesworth@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Simon McIntyre Bungay Office Tel. 01986 888160

Joanna McIntyre Loddon Office Tel. 01508 521110

Jodi MacKenzie Beccles Office Tel. 01502 710180

Justin North Diss Office Tel. 01379 644822

Andrew Neil Halesworth Office Tel. 01986 888205 Saxmundham Office Tel. 01728 888117

Jack Glover Harleston Office Tel. 01379 882535

Matthew Chapple Norwich Office Tel. 01603 859343

Richard Clarke Bury St Edmonds Tel. 01284 848454

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LONG STRATTON, NORFOLK £425,000

GARBOLDISHAM, NORFOLK £395,000

RUSHALL, NORFOLK

Beautiful Grade II listed, timber framed 4 bedroom home dating from the 17th Century & boasting an enviable position overlooking common land with rural views.

A well-presented character cottage, occupying a delightful position in a quiet country lane and benefiting from gardens and grounds extending to about 1/4 acre in all (sts). EPC: E

Within an enviable rural location, 3/4 bedroom, timber framed farmhouse dates from the 1700s, boasts 4 receptions & landscaped gardens within 0.75 acres (sts). EPC: F

Diss Office 01379 644822 diss@muskermcintyre.co.uk

HARLESTON, NORFOLK

£399,950

This immaculately presented, individually designed 4 bedroom property is set back from the main road within a select close of executive properties & enjoys field views. EPC: D

Diss Office 01379 644822 diss@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Harleston Office 01379 882535 harleston@muskermcintyre.co.uk

THORPE ABBOTTS, NORFOLK £1,250,000

SAXLINGHAM NETHERGATE, NORFOLK £465,000

Extensive barn conversion comprising 7 bedrooms & 5 receptions with 3 separate barns, outbuildings & landscaped gardens, all set within 6.2 acres (sts). EPC: D

Detached 6/7 bed family home set on the edge of this pretty village. The property offers a large conservatory, south facing garden & fenced off stream. EPC: F

Harleston Office 01379 882535 harleston@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Diss Office 01379 644822 diss@muskermcintyre.co.uk

THORPE MARKET, NORFOLK £399,950

LAXFIELD, SUFFOLK

Georgian Grade 2 listed & formerly the tailors cottage to the Gunton Estate. This 3 bed property with additional annexe includes period fireplaces, flooring, panelling, beams & brickwork.

Sitting in a prominent position on the High Street, in the beautiful village of Laxfield, this well presented detached house offers four bedrooms, three reception rooms, garage and off road parking. EPC: D

Norwich Office 01603 859343 norwich@muskermcintyre.co.uk

£450,000

£349,999

Norwich Office 01603 859343 norwich@muskermcintyre.co.uk

SIBTON, SUFFOLK

£425,000

Stunning Grade II listed, 5 bedroom detached cottage. Offering many original features, including beamed walls & ceilings, all with fantastic countryside views. EPC: F Saxmundham Office 01728 888117 saxmundham@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Saxmundham Office 01728 888117 saxmundham@muskermcintyre.co.uk

Simon McIntyre Bungay Office Tel. 01986 888160

Joanna McIntyre Loddon Office Tel. 01508 521110

Jodi MacKenzie Beccles Office Tel. 01502 710180

Justin North Diss Office Tel. 01379 644822

Andrew Neil Halesworth Office Tel. 01986 888205 Saxmundham Office Tel. 01728 888117

Jack Glover Harleston Office Tel. 01379 882535

Matthew Chapple Norwich Office Tel. 01603 859343

Richard Clarke Bury St Edmonds Tel. 01284 848454

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www.grantley.net

Wonersh, Surrey A “Queen Anne” style family house with planning to extend • 4 reception rooms • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Barn style garage with studio over • Delightful gardens – about 0.33 acre

Guide price £1.5 million (EPC – E)

Chiddingfold, Surrey A charming period house set in beautiful mature gardens • 4/5 reception rooms • 5/6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms • Double garage, annex/bothy • Tennis court, pond – about 1.65 acres

Guide price £1.95 million

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Dunsfold, Surrey An impressive and immaculately presented 16th century country house set in beautifully landscaped gardens with views over its land and beyond to the Surrey Hills • 5 main reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room • 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms • Guest cottage with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, kitchen • Staff cottage with 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/sitting room

Guide price £4.5 million

• Various outbuildings, garaging, summer house, tree house • Swimming pool, tennis court • Superbly landscaped gardens and paddocks • In all about - 16.5 acres

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West Lydford, Somerset Outstanding Equestrian Farm With Strong Livery/Riding School Business Enjoying Spectacular Rural Views • Contemporary Country House

• Offices & Teaching Facilities

• 18 Boxes

• Good Range Of Outbuildings

• Floodlit Arena (60x22m)

• Excellent Business With Further Potential

50 Acres

Guide £1.25 Million

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South Newton, Wiltshire Delightful Fully Refurbished Period Detached House Enjoying Far Reaching Views Over the Wylye Valley With An Excellent Variety of Public Schools In The Locality Guide £650,000

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Enford, Wiltshire Charming Grade II Listed Cottage In Heart of Sought After Village with Michelin Star Restaurant, Delightful Rural Walks & Good Rail Links to London, Within Easy Reach Guide £450,000

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

Offices in Corby ◆ Kettering ◆ Market Harborough sales@hendersonconnellan.co.uk

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Rural England

£550,000

Nestled discreetly in the heart of open countryside, this quite exceptional four bedroomed period home complete with a range of developed outbuildings/annex potential, is approached via a lane, leading to just two private dwellings. Open countryside and woodland can be enjoyed both on the approach and from the property. Kettering 01536 417888

Perfectly Planned

£695,000

This deceptively large five bedroomed residence occupies an enviable plot on this most prestigious lane. The substantial double width plot features a swimming pool, a sweeping in and out block paved driveway leading to a detached double garage, the lawned frontage is secluded behind manicured evergreen hedging. Kettering 01536 417888

Holly Oak Cottage

£350,000

Holly Oak Cottage is a substantial four bedroomed stone ‘Barn’ Style family residence built to an exceptionally high standard. This inspiring home boasts bespoke handmade oak joinery to include oak window frames, ledge and Brace interior doors, staircase, skirting and kitchen together with internal stone elevations. Kettering 01536 417888

Wall Nook Cottage

£245,000

Enjoying an enviable position in this sought after village with countryside views, this impressive three bedroomed stone cottage has been sympathetically extended with an expansive floorplan offering a very deceptive interior. The accommodation enjoys a light and airy feel. Kettering 01536 417888

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Embracing forest, town & coast...

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Peace & Tranquillity...

Enjoying peace and tranquillity, this substantial family home is set in approximately 4.3 acres of woodland and gardens overlooking elds beyond. The property has seven bedrooms, ve bathrooms and four reception rooms as well as extensive outbuildings and is a real haven for local wildlife.

£1,950,000 For more information please contact Julian or Jeremy Caldwell on 01590 675875

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Residential Sales & Lettings

INWARDLEIGH, DEVON

ÂŁ725,000

A period farmhouse with panoramic rural views set in about 6.5 acres with equestrian facilities and a highly successful bed and breakfast and holiday letting business. The accommodation includes kitchen; sitting room and dining room both with stone period fireplaces; study and utility. Adjoining this is the current owners accommodation which requires further work to complete. Above this, in the former attached barn, is a spacious 1-bedroom holiday let apartment which could also be used as an annexe with a connecting door to the first floor of the farmhouse. Attached is a stone former barn now providing carport style parking and a substantial attached workshop, both of which offer potential for further conversion subject to the appropriate planning consents. Privacy at the property can be enjoyed from the large gardens which adjoin an area of woodland of about one-third of an acre and the excellent equestrian facilities include a stable yard with 5 stables, a 40m x 20m manege and 3 pasture fields, one of which includes a field shelter. There are also excellent poultry runs and a vegetable garden area. Okehampton Office 01837 52371

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DARTMOOR

ÂŁ1,350,000

An imposing Georgian manor house of over 10,000 sq.ft set in spectacular grounds of about 20 acres on the western slopes of Dartmoor just half a mile from open moorland. This extensive manor house once formed the centre of an extensive country estate thought to date back to at least 1309. In recent years the property has been used as a residential training centre and as a communal living retreat before the current owners commenced an extensive programme of works to provide a large family home including installing a new heating and hot water system and upgrading the accommodation room by room to an exceptional standard. The new owners will have a chance to finish the works to their own style and taste to complete the restoration of this extensive and impressive country home. Alternatively the property could also suit conversion to a country house hotel or residential training centre Yelverton Office 01822 855055

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PORTLOE, ROSELAND PENINUSLA, CORNWALL

40 ACRE COASTAL FARM This is a beautifully located residential farm in a truly unique geographic location with land directly abutting the cliffs and coastal slope. The farm has been in the same family ownership since the late 1800’s and this is the first time to the market. The 4 Bedroom Farmhouse is Grade II listed and has been upgraded and improved over the years and whilst not over-large it affords homely accommodation and with original features. There are an adaptable range of farm buildings with some conversion potential (stc) and the land is all in pasture. The farm also lies adjacent to National Trust land. A very rare opportunity in such a sought after position.

Guide Price £1,000,000

FEOCK, NEAR TRURO, CORNWALL

FABULOUS WATER VIEWS & THREE ACRES OF LAND A superb location on the edge of Feock. The house and grounds enjoy fabulous uninterrupted views over the river Fal towards the Roseland Peninsula. This unique property combines excellent sea views with a 3 acre level field ideal for equestrian use or hobby farming. Accommodation is over three floors to take full advantage of the views. Master bedroom with luxurious en-suite and balcony, three further bedrooms, hobby room, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study and large conservatory at the rear overlooking the garden and field towards the sea. Parking for several cars, space for a boat or caravan and single garage. EPC – C

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VERYAN, ROSELAND PENINSULA, CORNWALL

DELIGHTFUL DETACHED VILLAGE COTTAGE The property is very pretty and beautifully presented under a thatched roof with surprisingly light and spacious accommodation. Sympathetically extended in recent years the cottage retains much charm and character throughout. Four bedrooms, the master with ensuite bathroom and a second bedroom with en-suite shower room. Spacious entrance hall, cloakroom, well fitted kitchen, delightful oak frame garden room, sitting room, snug, and good sized family bathroom. The cottage has oil central heating as well as a wood-burning stove in the sitting room. Parking, gardens and no chain. EPC – D

Guide Price £625,000

ALLET, NEAR TRURO, CORNWALL

CHARACTER COTTAGE SET IN TWO ACRES It is rare to find this type of property so close to Truro. Seemingly “miles from anywhere” the cottage lies in a beautiful wooded valley setting including mature and established ornamental and vegetable gardens, an extensive range of outbuildings and a belt of woodland. Sitting room, study, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, shower room and bedroom four. To the first floor there are three further bedrooms as well as a family bathroom, all of which enjoy views over the gardens and grounds. A truly unique lifestyle which will appeal to anyone looking for privacy, self sufficiency and a tranquil rural environment, close to the city and with easy access to the A30. EPC – E

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Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia What makes the Southern Highlands a very special place to visit, also makes it the place to live, play and do business! Our greatest assets are our location to the big cities, our people, the beauty of our rural setting and our relaxed way of life. You can feel safe, walk the dog, go to the movies, take in a game of rugby or cricket on a Saturday afternoon. Pack a picnic or even enjoy a walk in a national park. Country lanes, four distinct seasons, buying your potatoes and local freshly grown vegetables and fruit from a roadside stall, boutique shopping, schools to suit all ages, both public and private, parking under a tree in the heat of Summer, eating out – be it fine dining or a simple coffee shop experience, retiring in garden like settings, walking for the pleasure of it, or simply feeding the ducks. This is what the Southern Highlands is really like. A country region with many of the comforts and services you can find in any city, like good hospitals and great shopping, but with plenty of open space and fresh air. The Southern Highlands is a place people love to live….where they say ‘My heart lives here!’ We are very proud, welcoming, creative and doers So it’s hardly surprising that the Southern Highlands is chosen as the country home of a diverse assortment

of folk – from politicians, thespians, comedians and media personalities, through to artists, fashion designers, business movers and shakers, and families simply wanting to escape the pollution and pressures of city life. There are also over 60 vineyards in the Southern Highlands and 15 cellar doors, all showcasing cool climate wines of exceptional quality, whilst the region revels in some of the most magnificent private gardens and country estates in Australia such as Attunga Grove in Alpine. Wine Tasting, Berry Picking, Home Made preserves, Sauces, Spices & Salad Dressings, Olives and Olive oils, much of what we eat in the Southern Highlands is grown here. To golfers the World home of Golf is Scotland, and the Southern Highlands has become a second home to all things Scottish – Golf Courses included. For further information on this fabulous Australian Destination please check out the Destination Southern Highlands website at www.southern-highlands.com.au and for purchasing real estate in the region or to view some of the magnificent country estates on offer like the beautiful Attunga Grove please talk to John Basa at Ray White Prestige on +61.(0).400.650.351 or email: john.basa@raywhite.com

Images supplied courtesy Dee Kramer. Text supplied courtesy of Ms Trish Bow Membership & Media Officer Destination Southern Highlands.

Kangaroo Valley, NSW A place one should visit is the Kangaroo Valley Fudge House & Ice Creamery. An Icon since it opened 25 years ago and famous for its hand made confections and traditional Devonshire tea service. Macadamia Brittle and other items are available via mail order online. Kangaroo Valley Fudge House & Ice Creamery,158 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley, NSW 2577, +61 2 4465 1375. Visit us online/order online... www.kangaroovalleyfudge.com.au

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Attunga Grove, Alpine, Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia Idyllic Australian country estate, commune with kangaroos Magnificent in both design and appeal, this breathtaking property showcases stunning views and a luxury lifestyle beyond compare. Offering an inviting taste of Australian country life, the estate features a five-bedroom sandstone manor house, lush landscaped grounds and a commercial 4000-tree olive grove. Set on 47ha of gently undulating land, it is an idyllic haven offering a private, tranquil escape just 75-minutes from Sydney. The expansive home features light-filled, open-plan living and top-of-the-line luxury finishes. Entertaining terraces overlook the pristine gardens, soaking up far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Peacocks roam the grounds and a resident mob of kangaroos are daily visitors. A lake with landscaped surrounds provides the perfect spot for a swim, while walks through the olive grove are an added delight. • Magnificent four-bedroom sandstone manor house; 47ha of land • Manicured gardens, water features, entertaining gazebos • Self-contained, one-bedroom guest apartment; four-car garaging • Expansive formal/informal living; luxury fixtures and finishes

• Entertaining terraces offering sweeping country views

• Three further king-size bedrooms, all with ensuites

• State-of-the-art chef’s kitchen; media/games room

• Study/home office, laundry; variety of outbuildings, sheds, dams

• Music room with stunning goldleaf domed ceiling • Parents’ retreat with over-size luxury ensuite and private balcony

• Existing business operation for weddings/functions in grounds • 4000-tree olive grove; established olive oil brand

• 75 min drive to Sydney Airport ; 40 mins to beaches; 15 mins to quaint local township with shops, supermarkets and restaurants • Property is also accessible by Train from Sydney or Canberra and only 2hrs away from Circular Quay to Mittagong Station. From here it’s a mere 4km’s or 10 minutes cab ride to Attunga Grove.

JOHN BASA

Prestige Property Sales Consultant (LREA)

Ray White Prestige Mobile: +61.400.650.351 Office: +61.2.9544.9688 john.basa@raywhite.com www.sylvaniawaters.com.au

Price: AUD$7,500,000 (£4,050,000 GBP) Freehold For further information on this Magnificent Country Estate please check out our website at: http://www.domain.com.au/property/for-sale/rural/nsw/alpine/?adid=2011011249 To take in the breathtaking scenery, lifestyle, and experience the true home comforts this amazing property has to offer please view the vimeo link below for your very own personal guided tour: http://player.vimeo.com/external/87973158.hd.mp4?s=218a7e80a3db8f8558ff3cc94afdd356

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Scone Cup Day in May. Photo courtesy of Scone Race Club.

Scone and the Upper Hunter At the head of the Hunter River, 2 hours inland from Newcastle in the State of New South Wales, Australia, you will find the magnificent region known as the Upper Hunter. Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and national parks such as the World Heritage Barrington Tops, the thriving rural town of Scone is situated on the New England Highway and Great Northern Rail Line, both of which link Sydney and Brisbane. Scone, recognised as the Horse Capital of Australia, boasts the largest concentration of thoroughbred breeding establishments in Australia. With the largest veterinary practice in Australia and all the support industries for the equine industry, the region has a thriving economy. Primo Australia operates a large cattle processing factory employing nearly 600 people. This also supports the Scone Livestock Selling Centre that sells over 1,200 cattle per week through the state-of-the-art facilities. Volcanic peaks and sandstone outcrops provide a stunning vista. These mountains have formed the fertile valley floors over the millennia which now boast dairy, fodder, cattle and intensive cropping enterprises. The equine industry has flourished on these fertile lands which are rich in limestone and other nutrients essential for the growth of strong horses. Devil Ark was established in 2010 at Ellerston. This project aims to breed a population of Tasmanian Devils that are immune to the facial tumour that will eventually wipe out the wild Tasmanian population. A new

interpretive centre and experience was opened in 2013, allowing visitors to interact with wild devils in an environment very similar to Tasmania. The richest NSW country race meeting is held at the Scone Race Club in May each year. Over 15,000 enjoy the 2 day carnival which is the culmination of the two week long Horse Festival. For further information on this fabulous destination in Australia visit: www.upperhuntertourism.com.au or email: council@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au For Purchasing Real Estate in the region whether it be Championship Thoroughbred Studs, Broodmare Farms, Iconic Cattle and Grazing properties, Vineyards and Wineries, Lifestyle properties and more, please contact John Basa at Ray White Prestige on +61. (0). 400.650.351, Email: john.basa@raywhite.com, or Ian Morgan at Ian Morgan Livestock Stock & Station Agents on +61.(0).428.668.134, +61. (0).2.6746.3086, ijmorgan@bigpond.net.au or visit www.ianmorganlivestock.com.au

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BHIMA – Iconic Australian Thoroughbred Stud Scone, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Price: AUD $7,500,000 (£4,035,000 GBP) Freehold

Scone, in the picturesque Hunter Valley of New South Wales is a prominent rural township world renowned for broodmare farms and thoroughbred studs. In an area that is also famous for award winning vineyards and wineries, lies the opportunity of a lifetime for the most discerning individuals to purchase a magnificent thoroughbred stud. BHIMA, steeped in history presents itself as one of the best offerings in Australia today with 396 acres of extensively irrigated premium horse country, (plus 200 acres of Australian native eucalypt forest and a potential residential subdivision block). The historic homestead built in 1910 sits amongst stunning gardens and boasts 4 bedrooms, a brand new kitchen, office, dining room, and separate guest accommodation. The property also has a swimming pool, tennis court. There is another 4 bedroom home used as a Manager’s residence and a large office. There are 24 stables, a veterinary hospital, foaling yards, 10 horse walker and a whole lot more. For further information on this award winning property or to arrange a personal viewing by appointment please contact Ian Morgan at Ian Morgan Livestock or John Basa at Ray White Prestige or take a look at our direct website link to the property at: http://www.domain.com.au/property/for-sale/rural/nsw/scone/?adid=2011010775

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Sylvania Waters Sydney, NSW, Australia Special & Unique Single Level Waterfront Sanctuary Idyllic single storey residence positioned on the west side enjoying magical sunsets and water views surrounded by gorgeous gardens and sprawling lawns set on one of Sylvania Waters largest parcels of 891.6 sq metres. This spacious one level home would suit downsizers, empty nesters, retirees, professionals and boating enthusiasts who possess large vessels. • Featuring an expansive & extra wide 47.7m deep water frontage plus berthing pontoon

• Large Brand New Caesarstone kitchen with Island Bench & induction cooking latest appliances

• Open plan Living room with full glass panels open up a full view of the gardens and waterfront area

• Spacious accommodation includes 3 bedrooms 2 of which have built in robes, plantation shutters

• Direct access from living to full length wrap around timber deck and covered Alfresco area • Large level lawns and Parterre Gardens enclosed in by full length glass balustrades along seawall • Formal foyer entry to a large skylight light dome with covers connects to large open plan living, ceramic floors

• North facing back yard with saltwater pool with child safe compliant glass balustrade fencing

Garage and ample off street visitors Parking • Split system air-conditioning, alarm, electronic full length awnings over deck , Security camera surveillance, • Automatic garden irrigation system, Security camera surveillance for added security & peace of mind

• Marble tiled ensuite & main spa bathroom with temperature controlled underfloor heating

• Close to all amenities, quick access to Captain Cook bridge, Schools, Southgate or Westfield Shopping

• Circular driveway access to an oversized 2-3 car auto Double

• Outgoings: Council rates $3,240.01 per annum Water

Rates $932.80 per annum • Motivated Seller – has purchased elsewhere • 15 mins to Sydney Kingsford International airport, 10 mins to Cronulla’s surf Beaches, 25-30 mins to Sydney CBD 35-40 mins to Bondi Surf Beach 5 mins to Westfield shopping Town , Drive your Cruiser from the back door of this Sylvania Waters deep water property via Georges River Botany Bay along coastline and back into Sydney Harbour to Darling Harbour

JOHN BASA

Prestige Property Sales Consultant (LREA)

Ray White Prestige Mobile: +61.400.650.351 Office: +61.2.9544.9688 john.basa@raywhite.com www.sylvaniawaters.com.au

Price: Auction Guide AUD$1,800,000 – AUD$2,000,000

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Absolute waterfront living!

Private property with sensational views

4 / 62 Melbourne Street, Mulwala, NSW 2647

81 Grant Drive, Benalla, Victoria 3672

Presenting this unique opportunity to purchase 20m of river frontage right on lake Mulwala! This central and prime allotment features a 3 bedroom residence as well as a separate self contained unit both with open kitchen and living areas with lake views from every angle! The undercover outdoor area is perfect for summer entertainment located just meters from the water’s edge! Not only does this property offer prime position on the lake, but it is also positioned perfectly situated within walking distance to all conveniences of Mulwala. Simply buy as an investment, to occupy yourself or as a spectacular holiday home the options are endless!

Located in Northern Victoria is this magnificent one of a kind private property with sensational views and broken river frontage. Set on two acres this seventy five square, 5 bedroom timeless masterpiece is fit for royalty. Beautifully crafted throughout from its granite floors, to marble benches and Italian crystal chandeliers this residence shows quality throughout. The grounds boast beautifully landscaped gardens which are maintained by the 2mg water right and the large pool adds luxury with views of natural scenery. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a property in this location with such an outstanding and incomparable residence. An inspection will truly impress.

Price: AUD$1,400,000

Price: AUD$1,100,000

“Carinya” An Iconic and Historic Country Estate

Tremindale Estate

64-66 McNally Street, Yarrawonga, Victoria 3730

8447 Murray Valley Highway, Yarrawonga Victoria 3730

This landmark property is located in north east Victoria and is one of Yarrawonga’s oldest and original homes residing on an impressive 1.15 acres. Being only the second time on the market in more than 100 years, the iconic and gracious double brick residence is set in park like gardens and is a place of peace, tranquility and sheer privacy. Superb craftsmanship is a hallmark of the period home from a grand wide hallway and 4.2 metre high pressed metal ceilings to the five open fireplaces with original cedar mantels, ornate cornices and original sash windows, cedar doors and skirting boards. The established grounds include a desirable tiled swimming pool as well as a designated area for a tennis court if desired.

Tremindale estate truly offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase land in a quality position and within walking distance to lake Mulwala. Offering an opportunity to develop lifestyle blocks in a sought after area this 219 acre property is zoned farming with a future town planning overlay in place. If it’s not developing your into this prime farming land includes 385mg ground water with a licensed pump and features a 3 bedroom residence with shedding. Located only minutes from central Yarrawonga and offering the country lifestyle this is not an opportunity to be missed! Price: AUD$3,600,000

Price: AUD$1,150,000

Stephenie Exton Director / Licensed Estate Agent Extons Real Estate Pty Ltd, 106-108 Belmore Street, Yarrawonga, Victoria 3730 Office Tel: +61 3 5743 1400 Mobile: +61 422 756 165 Email: stephenie@extonsrealestate.com.au Website: www.extonsrealestate.com.au

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MANDURAH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

L IMITED O FFER PREMIUM WATERFRONT APARTMENTS NOW SELLING FROM AUD$840,000 (approx. GBP£458,000) FREEHOLD) 8 SOLD! ONLY 9 REMAIN! When it comes to picture-perfect views, you can’t look past “The Moorings”. Only a limited number of large luxury apartments remain at this premium address. Whether you choose to enjoy the views from your waterfront balcony or spend the day cruising the estuary waters, everything you need is at your doorstep with restaurants, cafés and specialty shopping all within the relaxing backdrop of the Mandurah Ocean Marina.

• 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom • 2 Secure car bays, large balcony • Quality fixtures and fittings

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36 Riverglade Drive

85 Te Huia Drive

HAMILTON, WAIKATO, NEW ZEALAND

HAMILTON, WAIKATO, NEW ZEALAND

This unique architectural rural home delivers exceptional family functionality. In collaboration with36 architect and master builderDrive this home has undergone an Riverglade extensive rebuild. From the dual kitchen facilities, timber ceilings and rich Matai HAMILTON, NEW flooring, attention to detail and WAIKATO, quality materials are aZEALAND key feature throughout. An This unique architectural rural home delivers exceptional family enviable city fringe location with excellent school zoning. Floor areafunctionality. 447m². In collaboration with architect and master builder this home has undergone an NZ $900,000 extensive rebuild. From the dual kitchen facilities, timber ceilings and rich Matai KRistEn GOuld flooring, attention to detail and quality materials are a key feature throughout. An Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008 enviable city fringe with excellent school zoning. Floor area 447m². Lugtons.location Real Estate Limited NZ $900,000 Cell 0064.7.21.279.4949 Office 0064.7.853.0013

This energy efficient home, with its visionary design, is built with finesse. Featuring a range of environmental design principles, the former Signature show home in prestigious 85 Te Huia Drive Woodridge estate focuses on sustainability. Solar panels support power supply. Dedicated to family comfort, the stylish, contemporary home is naturallyZEALAND warm, well insulated, double HAMILTON, WAIKATO, NEW glazed, has a gas fire, high efficiency heat pumps and instant hot water. The owners This energy efficient home, with its visionary design, is built with finesse. Featuring a absolutely love the home and are only selling because they are relocating overseas for range of environmental design principles, the former Signature show home in prestigious business. NZ $775,000 Woodridge estate focuses on sustainability. Solar panels support power supply. Dedicated to family comfort, the stylish, contemporary home is naturally warm, well insulated, double KERRY HOPPER glazed, has a gas fire, high efficiency heatLicensed pumps Salesperson and instantREAA hot2008 water. The owners absolutely love the home and are only selling because they Estate are relocating Lugtons. Real Limited overseas for business. NZ $775,000 Cell 0064.7.21.984.173 Office 0064.7.838.5870

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11 Riverlinks Lane

923 River Road

HAMILTON, WAIKATO, NEW ZEALAND

HAMILTON, WAIKATO, NEW ZEALAND

With a handsome road presence and a serious dress circle position this classical Tuscan inspired home11 offers resort style living Lane at its finest. Uncompromising Riverlinks detail has created the perfect escape at home. Incorporating pool, flood-lit tennis WAIKATO, NEW ZEALAND court, squash HAMILTON, court, gym and sauna. Floor area 942m². Land area 5,000m². With a handsome road presence and a serious dress circle position this classical NZ $4 million Tuscan inspired home offers resort style living at its finest. Uncompromising detail has created the perfect escape at home. Incorporating pool, flood-lit tennis KRistEn GOuld court, squashLicensed court, gym and sauna. Floor area 942m². Land area 5,000m². Salesperson REAA 2008 NZ $4 million Lugtons. Real Estate Limited

The 720m² (approx) main home is an expression of exquisite good taste, luxury and the utmost finery. It occupies a commanding on the banks of the Waikato 923 River position Road River, with stunning views of both the river and St Andrews Golf Course. The HAMILTON, WAIKATO, NEW ZEALAND home pays a gracious compliment to the sunny, secluded 4556m² of manicured The 720m² (approx) main home is an expression of exquisite grounds which it sits on and includes a deep salt pool. good taste, luxury and the utmost finery. It occupies a commanding position on the banks of themillion Waikato NZ $4 River, with stunning views of both the river and St Andrews Golf Course. The KERRY HOPPER home pays a gracious compliment to theLicensed sunny,Salesperson secluded REAA 4556m² of manicured 2008 grounds which it sits on and includes a deepLugtons. salt pool. Real Estate Limited NZ $4 million Cell 0064.7.21.984.173 Office 0064.7.838.5870

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Flower show scene CAMPDEN HILL Midway between Kensington High Street and Notting Hill Gate, a one-bedroom portered apartment on Campden Hill Road offers high ceilings, wooden flooring and excellent storage space. The 632 sq ft ground floor property at ornate and redbrick Campden Hill Court includes an en suite bathrooms, shower room, large reception room, study and separate kitchen. Holland Park is to the west and Kensington Gardens to the east. Campden Hill Court, Campden Hill Road, Kensington W8, £675 per week, Cluttons 020 7371 3600

Survey the crowds and sample the excitement of the annual horticultural extravaganza at RHS Chelsea Flower Show from three floors up at this contemporary three-bedroom flat in Burton Court. The property in Franklins Row, Chelsea, has superb views of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, legendary home of the Chelsea pensioners and venue for the world famous flower show every year since 1913 – apart from gaps for two world wars. Close to the King’s Road, the 2545 sq ft apartment features air conditioning in the three bedrooms and includes a Bang & Olufsen music system. The master bedroom has a dressing room and en suite bathroom, and there are two large interconnecting reception rooms and a separate kitchen. The home has lift

access and porter services and the nearest tube is Sloane Street. Also close to Royal Hospital Chelsea and annual horticultural heaven is a two-bedroom flat in Pimlico Road, in the area known locally as Orange or Mozart Square, where they hold a farmers market every Saturday. The recently refurbished third floor property offers more than 800 sq ft of space including two bathrooms (one en suite) and a reception with wood flooring and open plan kitchen. Burton Court, Franklins Row, Chelsea SW3, guide price £2950 per week furnished, Knight Frank 020 3324 7164

Trevor for Harrods A newly refurbished family house on Trevor Square – in the middle of the eastern side – has four to five bedrooms and a first floor double reception room overlooking the communal gardens. Connecting to the front dining room, the kitchen on the raised ground floor has integrated appliances and a door to the private paved garden. The lower ground floor contains a sauna and shower room and two of the bedrooms. Inside space of 2077 sq ft on five floors includes wood floors and underfloor heating throughout. South of Hyde Park, Trevor Square is handy for Harrods, Harvey Nicholls and the flagship designer shops on Sloane Street. Trevor Square, Knightsbridge SW7, guide price £3250 per week, furnished or unfurnished

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Lettings Lowdown Special report by Caroline Hawking, director of Hamptons International Pimlico & Westminster Lettings With all the media attention on house prices, it’s not surprising that the supply of available rental properties coming to the market has slowed in Pimlico and Westminster since the beginning of the year. Across central London, an oversupply of rental properties dating from the end of 2012 has impacted on achievable rental prices and yields, but it may be that moderate rises will be seen through the summer and into the autumn months. As far as demand is concerned, our corporate department have seen a 40 per cent increase in relocation agent activity during the first three months of the year when compared with 2013, and they are currently handling a high volume of new property searches for rental properties at higher price points as families start looking ahead of the summer holidays. Our investor clients, in particular, will often express a preference for corporate tenants because they tend to be excellent, reliable and more often than not turn into longer tenancies, running for three years or more. Landlords, however, should be aware that they often have a preference for managed properties, and although they will typically require the flexibility to move out from the six-month point, this tends to be a fallback position in case

something wholly unexpected happens. As you might imagine, moving employees to London is a costly exercise and not lightly undertaken by any business. Corporate tenants will also often need an option to renew the contract for a second year – subject to an inflation-linked rent increase. Some years ago, it used to be that two ‘options’ would be required, but one of the legacies of the 2007 recession is that the second option to renew, taking the tenancy for three years, is often negotiable recognising the need of the landlord for greater flexibility. A good deal of our business in Pimlico and Westminster is generated by the transport available from Victoria Station, but this is changing in part because of the Land Securities regeneration of Victoria Street and movement of businesses into the area. We expect to see increasing demand for high quality rental properties of all sizes, as employees seek homes close to their places of work. This should be satisfied by the huge residential developments well under way, including Barratt Homes development The Courthouse, and Abell and Cleland from the Berkeley Group.

THAMES VIEW A luxury duplex on the seventh and eighth floors of Marina Point, Imperial Wharf, has a large paved terrace with panoramic Thames views, perfect for al fresco dining. Living space of almost 2000 sq ft includes three bedrooms and a customdesigned kitchen fitted with integrated appliances. The air-conditioned property also has ambient lighting and a home network system. Imperial Wharf, Fulham SW6, £2200 per week plus fees, Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings 020 7348 7620

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CADOGAN GARDENS, LONDON SW3 Newly refurbished two bedroom apartment of 1302 sq ft is truly stunning and stylishly designed to a high standard. The apartment retains many original features such as wooden floors, high ceilings throughout and large bay windows, which open to allow plenty of natural light into the reception room with south facing aspect. As well as views over communal gardens to which access is provided. 2 Double Bedrooms with En-Suite Bathroom : Cloakroom : Entrance Hall : Reception Room : Modern Fully Fitted Kitchen : Communal Gardens : EPC Rating E

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EBURY STREET, LONDON SW1 A contemporary two bedroom apartment in Belgravia very close to Victoria Station. The property is positioned on the third floor of this sought after block with lift and 24 hour porterage in an elegant entrance lobby. This spacious 2 bedroom apartment has just been refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout and is available immediately. 2 Double Bedrooms with 1 En-Suite Bathroom : Shower Room : Reception Room : Modern Open-Plan Kitchen: Parking : EPC Rating D

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Adam & Eve Mews W8 £3,950,000 Located moments from Kensington High Street in a highly sought after mews, this beautifully modernised and completely rebuilt threebedroom house benefits from an integral garage and private roof terrace. Extending to approx. 2,084 sq ft with the additional benefit of a full 10 year New Homes (NHBC) warranty, the accommodation comprises, an open plan reception room, a beautiful bespoke handmade kitchen and a gym with access to a large bespoke wine cellar. Freehold. EPC=C. Sole Agents. KENSINGTON: 020 7368 4450 sales.kns@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Redesdale Street SW3 £4,950,000 This impressive period house is located in the heart of Chelsea on the south side of a popular residential street running parallel with the King’s Road. The house has been beautifully refurbished and offers a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining room, a double reception room and a study. The generous bedroom accommodation provides a master suite, three further bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house also benefits from a south facing roof terrace and a patio garden. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents. CHELSEA: 020 7591 5570 sales.chs@marshandparsons.co.uk

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St Mary Abbots Court W8 £3,500,000 This spacious and elegant five-bedroom lateral apartment, with two garage spaces, is located on the fifth floor (with lift) of a popular, portered mansion block. The property is currently arranged to provide a comfortable balance of living and entertainment space including a large reception room, a separate kitchen, a dining room, a study and three bathrooms. The property also benefits from 24hr porter and access to communal gardens. Leasehold. EPC=C. Sole Agents. KENSINGTON: 020 7368 4450 sales.kns@marshandparsons.co.uk

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College Place SW10 £2,650,000 This stunning three-bedroom townhouse is located within a private gated development offering an integral double garage and a private garden. Situated opposite the English National Ballet School this fabulous Chelsea townhouse boasts excellent accommodation arranged over four oors including a superb reception room with a terrace, a separate kitchen, dining room and a utility room. College place is a secure gated development with a porter and dedicated parking. Freehold. EPC=D. Joint Sole Agent. CHELSEA: 020 7591 5570 sales.chs@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Ladbroke Grove W10 £1,395,000 This impressive maisonette offers spectacular entertaining space that has been beautifully designed. The accommodation includes a wonderful double reception room with oor-to-ceiling west facing windows and a charming kitchen/dining area to the rear. Further highlights include the superb master bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and access to an excellent roof terrace. Leasehold. EPC=C. Joint Sole Agent. NORTH KENSINGTON: 020 7313 8350 sales.nkn@marshandparsons.co.uk

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