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REVIEW LONDON PROPERTY

Exclusive London homes for sale & rentNOVEMBER 2012

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FOR SALE

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FOR SALE

Caxton Street, Westminster SW1 Guide price: £975,000

Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 Guide price: £1,150,000

Chesham Street, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £1,395,000

FOR SALE

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Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge SW1 Guide price: £1,950,000

Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge SW3 Guide price: £2,250,000

Radnor Walk, Chelsea SW3 Guide price: £2,500,000

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea SW3 Guide price: £3,250,000

Eaton Mews South, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £3,650,000

Eccleston Square, Pimlico SW1 Guide price: £3,750,000

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Hans Place, Knightsbridge SW1 Guide price: £1,950,000

Vincent Street, Westminster SW1 Guide price: £2,850,000

Cliveden Place, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £2,950,000

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FOR SALE

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Pimlico Road, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £1,175,000

Ebury Street, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £1,275,000

Ebury Mews East, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £1,750,000

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

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Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £2,950,000

Ives Street, Chelsea SW3 Guide price: £2,999,000

Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge SW1 Guide price: £3,250,000

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £3,950,000

Eccleston Square, Pimlico SW1 Guide price: £4,000,000

Williams Mews, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £4,250,000

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge SW3 Guide price: £3,500,000

Grosvenor Gardens Mews South, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £3,675,000

Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge SW7 Guide price: £4,450,000

Bruce Tolmie-Thomson Partner

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69 NEWS AND FEATURES

VIEW Moving down. Many FINANCE Confidence rises. Home44MARKET are opting for a less grand neighbourhood 46 owners are expecting their home values to avoid debt, suggests Robert Bailey.

to increase as the domestic economy improves.

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Top target. Overseas investors 44NEWS still see London as a safe haven for their money, reports Cheryl Markosky.

BUYS Fixed, discount or track46BEST er – check out the facts, figures and interest rates from our current top ten mortgages.

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Game changer. Lenders are 46FINANCE reassessing their criteria on the suitability of borrowers, says Duncan Farmer.

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FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Grosvenor Crescent Mews, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £4,250,000

Eaton Mews South, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £4,350,000

Eaton Square, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £4,450,000

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Tite Street, Chelsea SW3 Guide price: £5,500,000

Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £5,900,000

Whittaker Street, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £5,950,000

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Eaton Square, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £6,950,000

Brompton Square, Knightsbridge SW3 Guide price: £7,950,000

South Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £8,050,000

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Chester Row, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £4,950,000

Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £5,650,000

Walton Street, Knightsbridge SW3 Guide price: £6,500,000

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FOR SALE

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South Terrace, Knightsbridge SW7 Guide price: £4,500,000

Onslow Square, South Kensington SW7 Guide price: £5,250,000

Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge SW1 Guide price: £5,395,000

FOR SALE

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Montrose House, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £5,950,000

Eaton Terrace, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £6,200,000

Hans Place, Knightsbridge SW1 Guide price: £6,750,000

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Eaton Terrace, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £8,250,000

Alexander Square, Knightsbridge SW3 Guide price: £9,250,000

Belgrave Mews South, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £10,900,000

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

Walton Place, Knightsbridge SW3 Guide price: £7,500,000

Wilton Place, Belgravia SW1 Guide price: £9,850,000

Brompton Square, Knightsbridge SW3 Guide price: £20,000,000

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We’ll give your home the Audience it deserves Twenty nine viewings over two weeks When Gal and Tania were ready to sell their beautifully renovated London home, it was clear that the things they loved about the property would work the same magic on prospective purchasers. Knight Frank made sure the right people knew about it, by using our international network of offices, hugely popular website and innovative app for iPhone and iPad to bring active buyers to their door. “Our agent immediately understood our passion for the property and knew how to communicate that,” says Gal. “The result…29 viewings and an offer within two weeks.” Discover more reasons why clients like Gal and Tania choose Knight Frank – talk to us on +44 (0)20 3641 5563 or visit

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Fernshaw Road

Chelsea SW10

secret house with garage

Entrance Gallery • Study• Open Plan Drawing/Dining/Sitting Room and Kitchen Master Bedroom Suite with His and Hers Bathrooms • 2nd Bedroom Further Study/Bedroom 3 • Bathroom • Patio • Terrace • Garage Approximately 279 sq m (3,010 sq ft) Price on application Freehold

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Pelham Crescent, Knightsbridge SW7 Immaculate Knightsbridge house

An immaculate white stucco fronted house situated in one of Knightsbridge’s finest addresses with a stunning rear garden and access to communal gardens. Master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, 3 further bathrooms, dressing room/bedroom 4, kitchen, dining room, reception room, first floor balcony, rear garden. Approximately 314 sq m (3,385 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: £11,500,000

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Drayton Gardens, Chelsea SW10 Beautifully refurbished Chelsea home

A wonderfully spacious family house refurbished to a very high specification. Master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms, 4 further bath/shower rooms, first floor double drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, family room, study/gym, utility room, west facing garden, Japanese garden. Approximately 336 sq m (3,617 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ6,225,000 (SLA120342)

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Radnor Walk, Chelsea SW3 Immaculate three bedroom house

A well presented freehold house situated in the heart of Chelsea with two terraces. Master bedroom with access onto west facing roof terrace, bedroom 2, third bedroom with en suite shower room, family bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, reception room, inner courtyard, first floor terrace. Approximately 138 sq m (1,485 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/Knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 7591 8600

Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,500,000

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Albert Court, Knightsbridge SW7 Substantial five bedroom apartment

A spacious and well presented ground floor apartment with its own private entrance. Master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms and bath/shower rooms, 2 steam rooms to en suites, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 reception rooms, study, cloakroom, laundry room, 24 hour porterage, underground parking. Approximately 496 sq m ( 5,340 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/Knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 7591 8600

987 years with a Share of the Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ8,950,000 (SLA110140)

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Zetland House, Kensington W8

A spacious lateral apartment in prime Kensington A superb apartment with four bedrooms presented in excellent condition throughout. The flat has an abundance of natural light and excellent entertaining space with great westerly views. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, first floor, balcony. Approximately 201 sq m (2,166 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/Kensington kens@knightfrank.com 020 7938 4311

Share of freehold Guide price: ÂŁ3,250,000

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Kensington Place, Kensington W8 A pretty period family house in prime Kensington

Located in the popular ‘Hillgate Village’ area of Kensington, this attractive three bedroom period house offers excellent family accommodation and is in the desirable catchment area for Fox Primary School. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen, dining room, garden. Approximately 130 sq m (1,405 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/Kensington kens@knightfrank.com 020 7938 4311

Freehold Guide price: £2,395,000

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Irene Road, Fulham SW6 An immaculate family home

An immaculate, interior designed family home in the heart of Parsons Green. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen, utility room, guest WC, garden, roof terrace. Approximately 216.5 sq m (2,330 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/Fulham fulham@knightfrank.com 020 7751 2400

Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,450,000 (FLH120038)

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Montagu Square, Marylebone W1

Three bedroom maisonette overlooking garden square A spacious third and fourth floor maisonette, set within an attractive Georgian period residence. Comprising reception room, dining room with fully fitted open plan kitchen, master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom and built in storage, 2 further bedrooms, further bathroom, utility room, guest cloakroom. Approximately 154 sq m (1,658 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/Marylebone marylebone@knightfrank.com 020 3641 7939

Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,990,000 (MRY110147)

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Greensward House, Imperial Crescent SW6 Stunning duplex penthouse apartment

A spacious duplex apartment on Imperial crescent. The property benefits a double height reception room with a mezzanine study and plenty of storage. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, kitchen, media room/bedroom 4, gym, study, guest cloakroom, wrap around terrace, 2 balconies, wine cellar, 1 parking space, 24 hour concierge. Approximately 235 sq m (2,530 sq ft)

KnightFrank.co.uk/Riverside riverside@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7670

Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ2,500,000

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Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington Gore SW7 First floor mansion flat

A very well presented three bedroom flat offering high ceilings and a good balance of accommodation throughout. Master bedroom suite, bedroom 2, bedroom 3/ media room, shower room, kitchen/ breakfast room, reception room, cloakroom. Approximately 142 sq m (1,533 sq ft) Leasehold: approximately 49 years unexpired Guide price: ÂŁ3,150,000

Knightfrank.co.uk/Knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 7591 8600 (SLA120133)

Pont Street, Knightsbridge SW1 Elegant two bedroom flat

A spacious first floor lateral apartment located in the heart of Knightsbridge. Master bedroom suite with dressing area, second bedroom suite, kitchen, reception room, cloakroom, balcony, lift, resident caretaker. Approximately 126 sq m (1,365 sq ft) Leasehold: approximately 64 years unexpired Guide price: ÂŁ3,950,000

Knightfrank.co.uk/Knightsbridge knightsbridge@knightfrank.com 020 7591 8600 (SLA120316)

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Cranley Gardens, South Kensington SW7 Maisonette with roof terrace

Located on the third and fourth floors, this property offers an abundance of light and has well-proportioned rooms throughout as well as a west facing roof terrace. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, shower room, reception room, dining room, kitchen, roof terrace. Approximately 150 sq m (1,615 sq ft) Leasehold approximately 87 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ2,450,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/South-Kensington southkensington@knightfrank.com 020 7871 4111 (CHL120238)

Morton Mews, Earls Court SW5

Exceptional mews house A well presented four bedroom house that offers a great balance of accommodation and an enormous roof terrace. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, guest bedroom suite, 2 further bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, reception room, kitchen/diner, study, garage, roof terrace. Approximately 262 sq m (2,821 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ3,500,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/South-Kensington southkensington@knightfrank.com 020 7871 4111 (STK120112)

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Queen’s Gate Gardens, South Kensington SW7 Grand entertaining space

A superb apartment presented in fabulous order throughout and located on the ground floor of a well maintained period building. Master bedroom with en suite shower room, second bedroom with en suite shower room, bedroom 3, bathroom, double reception room, kitchen, utility room, communal garden. Approximately 184 sq m (1,987 sq ft) Share of freehold Guide price: £3,850,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/South-Kensington southkensington@knightfrank.com 020 7871 4111 (CHL120054)

Queen’s Gate Terrace, South Kensington SW7 South facing private terrace

An exceptionally rare third and fourth floor maisonette that benefits from direct lift access and a fabulous terrace. There is a spectacular reception room and four bedrooms. Master bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, large reception room, kitchen, cloakroom, terrace. Approximately 210 sq m (2,268 sq ft) Leasehold: approximately 165 years remaining Guide price: £4,250,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/South-Kensington southkensington@knightfrank.com 020 7871 4111 (STK120102)

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Callow Street, Chelsea SW3

Spacious flat with garden This bright one bedroom flat has been recently decorated to a high standard. The reception room opens on to the kitchen which provides excellent living and entertaining space and there is the added benefit of a patio garden. Bedroom with en suite bathroom, reception room, kitchen, garden. Approximately 68 sq m (730 sq ft) Leasehold: approximately 88 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ840,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Chelsea chelsea@knightfrank.com 020 7349 4300 (CHL120211)

Fawcett Street, Chelsea SW10 Communal garden

A stunning triple aspect, fourth floor flat with the benefit of a lift and communal garden. The property is in excellent condition and could be moved into at no further expense. Master bedroom with shower room en suite, bedroom 2, bathroom, double reception room/dining room, kitchen, lift, communal garden. Approximately 75 sq m (813 sq ft) Leasehold: approximately 97 years remaining Guide price: ÂŁ900,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Chelsea chelsea@knightfrank.com 020 7349 4300 (CHL070305)

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Beaufort Street, Chelsea SW3 Un-modernised flat

This well-proportioned, three bedroom flat is situated on the second floor of Chelsea’s desirable Beaufort Mansions and is full of natural light. In need of modernisation, this spacious flat has the added benefit of owning a share in the freehold of the building. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen. Approximately 92 sq m (987 sq ft) Share of freehold Guide price: £925,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Chelsea chelsea@knightfrank.com 020 7349 4300 (CHL120285)

Cresswell Gardens, Earls Court SW5 Two bedroom flat

This well-proportioned ground floor flat benefits from generous natural light in the west facing reception room and a second bedroom. Now in need of some modernisation, the flat would make a fantastic home or pied-a- terre in London. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen. Approximately 67 sq m (723 sq ft) Leasehold: approximately 62 years remaining Guide price: £975,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Chelsea chelsea@knightfrank.com 020 7349 4300 (CHL120268)

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Cleveland Square, Bayswater W2 Elegant apartment

A superbly presented raised ground floor apartment in a Grade II listed white stucco fronted building, overlooking one of London’s finest garden squares. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open plan bespoke Italian kitchen, guest cloakroom, access to communal gardens. Approximately 131 sq m (1,412 sq ft) Share of Freehold Guide price: £1,895,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/HydePark hydepark@knightfrank.com 020 3544 2487 (HPE120132)

The Lancasters, Hyde Park W2 Wonderful park views

A luxurious apartment within The Lancasters with stunning views over Hyde Park. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further en suite bedrooms, bedroom 4, shower room, reception room, kitchen/dining room, study, comfort cooling, spa with gym, swimming pool, 24hr concierge, valet service. Approximately 251 sq m (2,705 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £7,750,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/HydePark hydepark@knightfrank.com 020 3544 2487 (HPE110033)

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Lancaster Gardens, Wimbledon SW19

Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon SW20

Master bedroom suite, 4 further en suite bedrooms, playroom/ bedroom 6, 3 formal reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, study, family room, gym, tennis court, swimming pool, garden, parking. Approximately 538 sq m (5,800 sq ft)

Master bedroom suite, 5 further bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast/family room, cloakroom, utility, garden, parking, approximately 380 sq m (4,097 sq ft)

Freehold

Freehold

Guide price: £7,400,000

Guide price £2,850,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon 020 8946 0026 wimbledon@knightfrank.com

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Lordell Place, Wimbledon SW19

Warren Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2

Master bedroom suite, 3 further bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, reception room, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, study, conservatory, utility, garage, garden, aproximately 253 sq m (2,723 sq ft)

Master bedroom suite, 5 further en suite bedrooms, media room/ bedroom 7, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, study, conservatory, staff kitchen, utility, 2 bedroom staff flat, games room, garages. Approximately 1,045 sq m (11,251 sq ft)

Freehold

Freehold

Guide price: £1,995,000

Guide price: £6,750,000

KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon 020 8946 0026 wimbledon@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon 020 8946 0026 wimbledon@knightfrank.com

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Devonshire Mews, Chelsea SW10 Three bedroom flat

A lateral flat with a very high standard of interior design, modern fittings and a great location moments from the Kings Road. The property also boasts a car parking space and a day porter. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 additional bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen. Approximately 108 sq m (1,161 sq ft) Furnished or unfurnished ÂŁ1,000 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings chelsealettings@knightfrank.com 020 7349 4300 (CHQ140334)

Onslow Gardens, South Kensington SW7 Three bedroom apartment

Located in a period building, this property benefits from two stunning terraces on both the first and second floors. Accommodation comprises master bedroom, 2 further double bedrooms with en suite bathroom, guest cloakroom, reception room and adjoining dining room, study area and a fully fitted, kitchen. Approximately 212 sq m (1,053 sq ft) Furnished or unfurnished ÂŁ4,500 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings southkenlettings@knightfrank.com 020 7871 4111 (SKQ167260)

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Abbey Orchard Street, Westminster SW1P

Eaton Place, Belgravia SW1X

A newly refurbished one bedroom flat located only moments away from Westminster’s iconic attractions. Rent includes bills for hot water and heating. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, lift access. Approximately 53 sq m (507 sq ft)

An excellent first floor apartment benefitting from a superb reception room. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a further bedroom, shower room, reception room, air conditioning, kitchen, 2 balconies and lift access. Approximately 102 sq m (1,108 sq ft)

Furnished

Furnished

£525 per week

£1,550 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7881 7730 belgravialettings@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7881 7730 belgravialettings@knightfrank.com

Eaton Square, Belgravia SW1W

Chester Street, Belgraiva SW1X

A well-presented two bedroom property benefiting from access to Eaton Square Gardens. Master bedroom, further double bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, terrace, access to Eaton Square Gardens, lift access and porter. Approximately 89 sq m (958 sq ft)

An elegant Georgian townhouse. Master bedroom with en suite, five further bedrooms all with en suite/shower rooms, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study/family room, utility room, terrace, 2 balconies and private parking. Approximately 328 sq m (3,530 sq ft)

Furnished

Furnished or unfurnished

£1,250 per week

£4,900 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7881 7730 belgravialettings@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7881 7730 belgravialettings@knightfrank.com

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Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge SW1X An elegant flat on the first floor overlooking the square gardens. 3 bedrooms, en suite bathroom, shower room, reception room, kitchen, balcony, lift and access to gardens. Approximately 110 sq m (1,185 sq ft) Unfurnished £1,750 per week KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7591 8601 knightsbridgelettings@knightfrank.com

Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge SW1X A spacious family flat in this garden square in the heart of Knightsbridge. 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception room, dining room, kitchen, study, private patio and access to the square gardens. Approximately 145 sq m (1,564 sq ft) Furnished or unfurnished £1,495 per week KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7591 8601 knightsbridgelettings@knightfrank.com

Dorchester Court, Knightsbridge SW1X A spacious and light flat in this great Knightsbridge location. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, eat in kitchen and access to Cadogan Place gardens by separate negotiation. Approximately 127 sq m (1,365 sq ft) Unfurnished £1,250 per week KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7591 8601 knightsbridgelettings@knightfrank.com

Pont Street, Knightsbridge SW1X A newly refurbished two bedroom flat with high ceilings. 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, large reception room with wood floors, kitchen and caretaker. Furnished £1,450 per week KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7591 8601 knightsbridgelettings@knightfrank.com

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Kensington Square, Kensington W8

Abingdon Road, Kensington W8

This bright and spacious apartment is situated in the heart of Kensington and benefits from high ceilings and large windows. Bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, first floor, recently refurbished, communal garden. Approximately 53 sq m (574 sq ft)

An extremely contemporary and stylish property split over two floors in Abingdon Road, just off Kensington High Street. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room, open plan kitchen, cloakroom and laundry room, secure parking. Approximately 98 sq m (1,008 sq ft)

Furnished

Unfurnished

£625 per week

£1,350 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7937 8203 kens@knightfrank.com

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7937 8203 kens@knightfrank.com

Phillimore Gardens, Kensington W8 This is a beautiful first floor apartment ideally located on the sought after Phillimore Gardens. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, good storage, first floor. Approximately 77 sq m (829 sq ft) Furnished £895 per week KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7937 8203 kens@knightfrank.com

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Woodsford Square, Kensington W14 A stunning family house with a garden, ideally located in Woodsford Square. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, eat in kitchen, cloakroom, garden, ground and lower ground floor. Approximately 205 sq m (2,213 sq ft) Furnished or unfurnished £2,500 per week      KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings 020 7937 8203 kens@knightfrank.com

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Savills, for those who live the river

There are so many reasons to love the river. And so many reasons to live on it. From the dreamy banks of Richmond, Barnes and Putney, to the vistas of Chiswick and Chelsea, the stylish developments of Fulham, Battersea and Vauxhall and the dramatic skyline of historic Docklands and Canary Wharf – London waterfront property has an energy of its own. Savills Waterfront comprises a team of experts from our 11 riverside offices across London with all the know how of the Thames-side market. In the last year alone, £80 million of property was sold on the river through Savills and £1.8 million of rental income was achieved for our landlords. If you’re thinking of buying, selling, renting or letting on the river, set sail with Savills.

Savills Waterfront Sarah Gretton 07967 555 850 sgretton@savills.com

Savills Waterfront Fran Moynihan 07807 999 148 fmoynihan@savills.com

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WATERSIDE POINT, sw11

NEO BANKSIDE, se1

Exceptional river views ø 3 reception rooms ø 4 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ø 4 terraces ø private swimming pool and sauna ø 2 parking spaces ø concierge ø 431 sq m (4,636 sq ft)

Incredible river and city views ø reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø cinema system ø 3 parking spaces ø concierge ø 251 sq m (2,704 sq ft)

£7.5 million Share of Freehold

Guide £5,999,995 Leasehold

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Savills Wandsworth rchatwin@savills.com 020 8877 1222

Savills Docklands zjames@savills.com 020 7456 6800

CHELSEA HARBOUR, sw10

HARRODS VILLAGE, sw13

Exceptional river views ø reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø 3 terraces ø gym ø 3 secure parking spaces ø concierge ø 264 sq m (2,840 sq ft)

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø covered west-facing terrace ø gym and swimming pool ø 2 secure parking spaces ø concierge ø 107 sq m (1,149 sq ft)

Guide £3.95 million Leasehold

Guide £1.295 million Leasehold

Savills Chelsea cbubear@savills.com 020 7578 9000

Savills Barnes srichardson@savills.com 020 8939 6913

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1 ELEGANT AND SUBSTANTIAL GRADE II LISTED FAMILY HOME thurloe square, sw7 Entrance hall ø dining room ø first floor drawing room ø family room ø study ø conservatory ø kitchen/breakfast room ø master bedroom suite ø 6 further bedrooms suites ø gym/bedroom 8 ø 2 guest cloakrooms ø utility room ø garden ø 477 sq m (5,134 sq ft)

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Savills Sloane Street

Barbara Allen baallen@savills.com

Noel De Keyzer ndekeyzer@savills.com

020 7581 5234

020 7730 0822

Price on application Freehold

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1 A FINE PERIOD HOUSE WITH WEST-FACING TERRACE AND PATIO GARDEN oakley street, sw3 Drawing room ø sitting room ø dining room ø conservatory ø kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms (1 en suite shower room) ø family bathroom ø guest cloakroom ø garden/terrace ø 275 sq m (2,968 sq ft) Price on application Freehold

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Savills Knightsbridge

Savills Sloane Street

Barbara Allen baallen@savills.com

Charles Holbrook cholbrook@savills.com

020 7581 5234

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1 PERFECT PIED-A-TERRE eaton square, sw1 Entrance hall ø reception room ø kitchen ø double bedroom ø bathroom ø balcony ø lift ø porter ø 74 sq m (800 sq ft)

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Ayrton Wylie

Richard Dalton rdalton@savills.com

Will Tremlett wtremlett@ayrtonwylie.com

020 7730 0822

020 7730 4628

Guide £650,000 Leasehold, approximately 20 years remaining

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1 BRIGHT AND WELL PRESENTED APARTMENT WITH FAR-REACHING VIEWS egerton gardens, sw3 Reception room ø kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 2nd bedroom suite ø guest cloakroom ø south-facing roof terrace ø lift ø 117 sq m (1,256 sq ft)

Guide £2.75 million Leasehold, approximately 135 years remaining

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Savills Sloane Street

Savills Knightsbridge

Christian Warman cgwarman@savills.com

Katie Rumbellow krumbellow@savills.com

020 7730 0822

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1 A CHARMING THREE BEDROOM HOUSE SITUATED OFF THE FULHAM ROAD redcliffe road, sw10 3 bedrooms ø reception room ø dining room ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø patio garden ø 163 sq m (1,754 sq ft)

Savills Chelsea Oliver Mellotte omellotte@savills.com

020 7578 9000 36

£2,250 per week Flexible furnishings

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1 A TRULY UNIQUE FAMILY HOME SITUATED IN THE HEART OF CHELSEA kings road, sw3 3 bedroom suites ø 2 reception rooms ø dining room ø mezzanine level library ø kitchen ø guest cloakroom ø patio garden ø roof terrace ø 260 sq m (2,801 sq ft)

Savills Chelsea Clem Byron Evans cbevans@savills.com

020 7578 9000 £3,750 per week Unfurnished

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CONTEMPORARY PIED-A-TERRE ON A STYLISH MAYFAIR STREET maddox street, w1 Bedroom ø reception room ø open plan kitchen ø bathroom ø under floor heating ø air conditioning ø 37 sq m (398 sq ft) £650 per week Furnished

Savills Mayfair

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Guy Bradshaw gbradshaw@savills.com

020 7578 5101

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED APARTMENT IN PRIME MAYFAIR upper brook street, w1 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 reception rooms ø further bedroom/study ø kitchen ø bathroom ø guest cloakroom ø 154 sq m (1,662 sq ft) £2,200 per week Furnished

Savills Mayfair Guy Bradshaw gbradshaw@savills.com

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1 STUNNING CONTEMPORARY APARTMENT IN A GATED NEW BUILD DEVELOPMENT thornwood gardens, w8 2 bedroom suites ø reception room ø open plan kitchen ø utility area ø guest cloakroom ø balcony with views on to the landscaped gardens ø secure underground parking space ø 24hr concierge ø 122 sq m (1,314 sq ft)

£1,750 per week Unfurnished

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RUTLAND GATE, sw7

PARK MANSIONS, sw1

2 bedrooms ø reception room ø kitchen ø bathroom ø patio ø day porter ø private entrance ø garden access ø 112 sq m (1,206 sq ft)

2 double bedroom suites ø reception room ø eat in kitchen ø lift ø guest cloakroom ø 24hr porter ø 83 sq m (893 sq ft)

£995 per week Furnished

£1,350 per week Furnished

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Savills Knightsbridge cjalexander@savills.com 020 7584 8585

PRINCES GATE, sw7

HANS PLACE, sw1

3 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø reception room ø kitchen ø bathroom ø lift ø porter ø utility room ø 109 sq m (1,179 sq ft)

3 bedrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø lift ø gardens access ø 212 sq m (2,285 sq ft)

£1,500 per week Unfurnished

£2,100 per week Furnished

Savills Knightsbridge swalmesley@savills.com 020 7584 8585

Savills Knightsbridge cjalexander@savills.com 020 7584 8585

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WALTON STREET, sw3

OVINGTON GARDENS, sw3

3 double bedrooms (1 en suite) ø double reception room ø kitchen ø bathroom ø guest cloakroom ø utility space ø air conditioning ø balcony ø patio garden ø 157 sq m (1,697 sq ft)

4/5 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø reception room ø 2 studies ø dining room ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø patio garden ø utility space ø gardens access ø 228 sq m (2,459 sq ft)

£2,250 per week Unfurnished

£2,250 per week Unfurnished

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Savills Knightsbridge swalmesley@savills.com 020 7584 8585

Savills Knightsbridge jcreid@savills.com 020 7584 8585

QUEEN'S GATE GARDENS, sw7

MONTPELIER SQUARE, sw7

3 double bedrooms (1 en suite) ø double reception room ø kitchen ø bathroom ø study ø lift ø guest cloakroom ø 158 sq m (1,702 sq ft)

3 double bedrooms (1 en suite) ø reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø patio garden ø 257 sq m (2,895 sq ft)

£2,600 per week Furnished

£3,250 per week Unfurnished

Savills Knightsbridge cjalexander@savills.com 020 7584 8585

Savills Knightsbridge cjalexander@savills.com 020 7584 8585

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HORNTON COURT EAST, w8

ABBOTSBURY ROAD, w14

3 bedrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 3 bathrooms ø guest cloakroom ø private roof terrace ø porter ø lift ø Phillimore Estate property ø Managed by Savills ø 200 sq m (2,155 sq ft)

4 bedrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø guest cloakroom ø utility room/ playroom ø rear garden ø off-street parking ø 167 sq m (1,807sq ft)

£1,895 per week Unfurnished

£1,550 per week Unfurnished

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Savills Kensington mkscott@savills.com 020 7535 3333

Savills Kensington ilacey@savills.com 020 7535 3333

PHILLIMORE PLACE, w8

HORNTON STREET, w8

2 bedrooms ø reception room ø kitchen ø bathroom ø Phillimore Estate property ø Managed by Savills ø 93 sq m (1,001 sq ft)

2 bedrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø utility room ø communal gardens ø Phillimore Estate property ø Managed by Savills ø 149 sq m (1,607 sq ft)

£825 per week Unfurnished

£1,195 per week Unfurnished

Savills Kensington ilacey@savills.com 020 7535 3333

Savills Kensington mkscott@savills.com 020 7535 3333

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17/10/2012 15:01


MOORE STYLE IMPRESSIVE STUDIOS, 1, 2, & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS TO RENT IN CHELSEA

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND A TOUR OF MOORE HOUSE

Savills Sloane Street 139 Sloane Street London SW1X 9AY

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17/10/2012 15:01


LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Market view Moving to less grand neighbourhoods to avoid debt could be the next big thing, says property finder Robert Bailey I recently read an article about how consumer debt levels are changing. While the cost of living has actually gone down in recent months, people are still being prudent and paying down their debts rather than buying bigger houses, new cars or expensive holidays. In other words, the recession’s had a sobering effect, and even though people are being extended credit again, few are taking it. Banks are also cautious about people over-leveraging themselves. Although lending is freeing up at the consumer end of the scale, this is certainly not the case at the top end of the market. Private banks simply cannot offer the deals they once did, as they are financing deals themselves rather than securitising the loans. While banks might be willing to take the risk on a firsttime buyer’s flat – and are certainly being encouraged to do so by the Government – few lenders are tempted to offer high value loans. Financing can still be arranged, of course, but the system’s reverting back to the way it used to be. Borrowers need to have a relationship with the bank, a proven track record and to securitise the loan with other assets. Even in prime central London, attitudes are changing. I’m routinely seeing vendors in areas like Notting Hill and Mayfair who bought years ago, have seen substantial capital appreciation and are now seeking to make a socalled lateral move. Often they are moving from Notting Hill to places like Kensal Rise or Queen’s Park, where they can buy a house with similar proportions for a fraction of the price. They sell the family home in prime central London and pocket the difference, thereby paying off their debts and securing their financial futures. Television presenter Nick Ross recently made headlines when he sold for over £35 million the Notting Hill home he bought with his wife in the early 1990s for less than £1 million. Who wouldn’t realise that kind of asset? Much ado is made about gentrification and what will be ‘the next Notting Hill’, but more than improved public transport or private investment, I think one of the primary drivers for gentrification will be people’s desire to avoid debt. I think we’re going to see a lot more of these lateral moves over the next decade, so areas still located within central London with good housing stock and transport links will inevitably see the benefits. Who knows? Maybe in a few years’ time, we’ll be talking about what will be ‘the next Hackney’?

London still a top target Cheryl Markosky brings you the latest word on the streets Reports vary about the number of wealthy foreign buyers still eager to put their money into London property, while the British have made a comeback. West End estate agency LDG reports no European investors buying this quarter, which could be down to ongoing uncertainty over the proposed annual capital gains tax changes on properties above £2 million owned by ‘non-natural persons’. “Strongest demand is from UK purchasers buying flats for their children in the West End from £600,000 to £1 million, which not only gives their children a roof over their heads, but also acts as a long-term investment. Our figures show an increase in cash buyers, due largely to the ongoing mortgage famine and low interest savings accounts,” explains LDG’s Laurence Glynn. Philip Selway from The Buying Solution concurs there’s been less interest in homes above the £2 million mark since increased stamp duty taxes were announced in the March budget. “We believe a number of buyers are sitting on their hands waiting the outcome of the proposed annual CGT charges on properties over £2 million.” But this hasn’t deterred wealthy overseas buyers, as the UK’s still regarded as attractive “not only because of history and culture, but also political stability and a secure legal system.”  Sales are down in the £2 million to £5 million bracket, but the market has

been fairly resilient – blooming rather than booming – above that level, suggests Liam Bailey, head of research at Knight Frank. “Nearly 67 per cent of buyers at the top end of the London market came from overseas over the past two years. This global spread is London’s trump card, with no other global city drawing on such a diverse range of buyers.” Prices in the £10 million-plus market have risen 9.4 per cent over the 12 months to August, adds Bailey, suggesting that political pontifications about upping tax for super-rich foreigners might not be deterring them as much as was anticipated. A study from Cluttons, in association with VPC Asia Pacific, shows that 57 per cent of overseas high-net-worth individuals favour the English capital. “Quite remarkably, 43 per cent of these highly mobile investors state that the global financial crisis has had no impact on their view of London as a top investment target location,” says Bill Siegle of Cluttons. “In fact, almost a third (29 per cent) claim that London is better-placed because of eurozone difficulties.” However, there are warnings we shouldn’t overplay London’s safe haven status. “There’s no room for complacency,” adds Siegle, as “individuals in Dubai felt there would be less outflow of capital from the United Arab Emirates over the next year to 18 months, as the UEA’s economic recovery gains momentum, and the bulk of Asia Pacific NHWIs are expected to look at home markets more favourably.”

www.robertbaileyproperty.com 020 7352 0899

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

My home is my Bond With the latest James Bond blockbuster Skyfall now showing at a cinema near you, Savills has opened its books to reveal several London homes with 007-style links. Canary Wharf, with great views of gleaming metal and glass towers, has two operatives in the field – a £1.55 million three-bedroom flat at Berkeley Tower and a threebedroom penthouse at Eaton House, Canary Riverside, at £2.2 million. Here, Daniel Craig stripped off his tuxedo to swim in the pool, drink in the glitzy Martini bar, and this location also doubled up for scenes in Shanghai in Skyfall. A furnished three-bedroom apartment to let for £4000 a week in Cadogan Square SW1 was totally replicated at Teddington Studios and used as M’s study. Also the former home of John Barry, composer of soundtracks for 12 of the James Bond films, this apartment is the ideal hideaway for a suave English gentleman (or gentlewoman). Over in Albion Riverside, Battersea, a four-bedroom riverside penthouse at £14,500 a week has to be the ultimate secret agent bolthole. Bond-esque features in the Richard Foster-designed building include a state-of-the-art mechanized television that drops down from the ceiling.

Eaton House: Daniel Craig swam in the pool at this Skyfall location.

Another seductive spy spot is Lavender House (advertised at £5250 a week) in Hampstead Village. Created by the late architect Richard Paxton as a modern home for himself, it’s constructed from steel, stone and glass around a double volume reception area with a sliding roof. There’s also a 39ft glass-sided indoor pool that’s overlooked by the master bedroom suite – a must for all 007 wannabes. Lauren Ireland from Savills Canary Wharf who’s selling Berkeley Tower and Eaton House, says: “A lot of City boys have that fantasy that they’re living in a James Bond penthouse with great views of Canary Wharf, the City and the Thames.” With developers all trying to outdo one another when it comes to manly Bond-type toys, Canary Wharf’s the place to be, she adds. “At Pan Peninsula, for instance, 007 would feel at home with the private cinema, cocktail lounge and spa. High-specification modern homes here have it all, from Gaggenau kitchens, toilets that flush when you swipe your hand over a panel, and glass between the bedroom and bathroom that frosts at the touch of a button.”

Albion Riverside: Bond-esque features include a drop-down TV in the ceiling

Cadogan Square: M’s study and the former home of Bond soundtrack composer John Barry

Lavender House: contains a glass-sided indoor pool ideal for 007 wannabes

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

MONEY

Game changer Lenders revise their suitability rules, reports Duncan Farmer Residents of Strathmore Gardens in Kensington have spent more than £100,000 trying to stop a proposed basement extension in what is thought to be London’s costliest neighbourhood planning row, according to a story in the Evening Standard. The owner of the £7 million, five-storey house won planning permission to build the two-storey basement with swimming pool, multi-level carport, gallery and gym 18 months ago, but his neighbours have objected and the case has ended up in the courts. The Government’s new planning rules, which are aimed at boosting the economy and encouraging families to extend their homes or convert their lofts, seem a million miles from this dispute. For the rest of us, who choose to improve rather than move, or new owners who want to extend or renovate their recent purchase, there is a more pressing obstacle than the local planning inspector – finding the money to pay for it all. “While it may be easier to get permission for such work, paying for it is another matter,” says Mark Harris, chief executive of SPF Private Clients, the mortgage broker. “Many homeowners simply won’t have enough in savings so will have to

Prices tipped to rise further Homeowners’ confidence in the value of their own home is rising, according to Knight Frank’s latest London House Price Sentiment Index. The report shows that households in the capital are expecting the biggest price rises over the next year with a reading of 63.1 – up from 61.3 in August – and the index has proved in the past to be a good indicator of future market moves. “Growing evidence of a rebound in the domestic economy since the second quarter and recent better news on the labour market have all helped to buoy sentiment in September, which could perhaps lead to further gains in the index in coming months,” says Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, which compiled the report.

approach their lender for further funds. However, rather than simply agreeing to a further advance, the lender is likely to underwrite the entire loan, including the existing mortgage, and reassess the borrower’s suitability.” And that’s where the problem starts, because the criteria lenders use to assess a borrower’s ‘suitability’ have changed. “If you are on an interest-only deal, for example, and your lender has reined back the maximum loan-to-value it is prepared to advance, you may have to convert some, or all, of your mortgage onto a repayment basis,” says Harris. “Or your lender may no longer take into account bonuses, which you rely on for a large part of your income, or your salary may have fallen so it no longer satisfies the lender.” If you are one of the borrowers enjoying an extremely cheap legacy rate you may also find that your lender would prefer you to move all your borrowing onto a higher rate, not just the extra you are looking for to fund the building work. This is likely to be much more expensive, resulting in significantly higher monthly mortgage payments. “The planning changes are good news but only if this is reflected in lenders’ desire to help,” says Harris. “As always, it is important to seek independent advice before making any decisions.”

Current Best Buy Mortgages

Fixed Rates

Source: Charcol Ltd 0800 718191 www.charcol.co.uk

LENDER

CURRENT RATE

UNTIL

GO TO RATE

THE OVERALL COST FOR COMPARISON IS

MAX ADV

HIGHER LENDING CHARGE

EARLY REPAYMENT CHARGE (ERC)

LENDER FEE

LENDER EXIT FEE

Abbey for Intermediaries

2.79%

2/11/14

4.74%

4.7% APR

60%

None

3% + £250 to 2/11/14. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£995

£225

Accord

3.19%

30/11/15

5.99%

5.7% APR

75%

None

3% to 30/11/15. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£995

£90

NatWest

3.09%

31/10/17

4.00%

3.9% APR

60%

None

5/4/3/2/1% to 31/10/17. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£2,495

Nil

Newcastle

3.99%

31/12/17

5.99%

5.5% APR

80%

None

5/4/3/2/1% to 31/12/17. Can repay up to £499p.m. ERC free.

£995

£310

NOTES Free valuation. On purchases £250 cashback; on remortgages free legal fees. Also available at 2.99% up to 70% LTV. Free valuation fee up to £480. On purchases £250 cashback. On remortgages free legal fees. Also available at 3.09% with no freebies. Flexible. On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees. Also available at 3.69% with no arrangement fee.

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Conference call

Lending slows

The annual conference of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, which kicks off later this month, is unlikely to set pulses racing, but it will bring together all the big hitters from the banks and building societies. You might expect such a gathering would attract sponsorship from a high street name looking to grab a bit more business, but this year’s shindig is backed by a firm most of us have never heard of, and probably would not want to hear from. Crown Mortgage Management has 135 staff at its Ipswich office and specialises in ‘servicing’ mortgages. In fact, according to its website, one of Crown’s real specialities is knocking on the doors of borrowers in arrears – and its knocks usually produce results: either the defaulter pays up or Crown takes them to court. And when Crown goes to court it usually wins. It may seem an odd partner for the CML, especially at a time when the Government wants to see fewer repossessions in these austere times, but Crown is obviously eager to demonstrate its skills to a very influential audience.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending in August was £12.6 billion. This is just one per cent lower than July’s gross lending figure of £12.7 billion and a four per cent fall from £13.1 billion in August 2011. The Olympics is sure to have been a factor but CML chief economist Bob Pannell said that borrowing was higher than it had been earlier this year, although the figures were “far from strong”. “We expect to see stronger take-up of the Government’s NewBuy initiative over the coming months, helped by a concerted marketing effort by builders and the recently launched Funding for Lending Scheme, which has prompted reductions in NewBuy mortgage rates. Both factors should stimulate buyer interest.”

Variable Rates (Tracker & Discount Off SVR) LENDER

CURRENT RATE

DISCOUNT AND TERM

GO TO RATE

THE OVERALL COST FOR COMPARISON IS

MAX ADV

HIGHER LENDING CHARGE

EARLY REPAYMENT CHARGE (ERC)

LENDER FEE

LENDER EXIT FEE

NOTES

Woolwich

3.69%

Bank Rate + 3.19% term

N/A

3.7% APR

70%

None

1% to 30/9/15 on full repayment. Unlimited ERC free part redemptions allowed.

£1,499

£275

Offset. On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees. Droplock facility.

Mansfield

3.18%

2.41% discount off SVR for 3 years

5.59%

5.3% APR

80%

None

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

£999

£150

Valuation fee refund up to £400

£1,245*

£95

On remortgages free legal fees. *Up to £500,000. For loans up to £1m: £2,495: up to £1.5m: 0.5%; above £1.5m: 1%.

£1,090

£150

Offset. Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees

Bank of China (UK)

3.18%

Bank Rate + 2.68% for term

N/A

3.3% APR

80%

None

1% in 1 year on full repayment. Unlimited ERC free part redemptions allowed.

Hinckley & Rugby

3.79%

1.85% discount off SVR for term

N/A

3.8% APR

85%

None

Nil

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propertyreview ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

Hamptons International Announces its Sponsorship of Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club Hamptons International, the leading UK residential property company, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club for the 2012/2013 season. The sponsorship will begin this month, October, and will run until the end of the season in April 2013. It comes at a time when the London 2012 Olympics has captured the nation’s enthusiasm for sport, with all eyes on local homegrown talent, something that Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club has in abundance. Hamptons International will be sponsoring the Ealing Trailfinders Minis, aged between 4-12 years, which form part of one of the largest youth rugby sections in the UK with over 850 mini and youth members. Hamptons International has long been involved with sponsoring local rugby clubs and is committed to supporting local communities. Like Hamptons International, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club is a proud heritage brand. The club was founded in 1871 and is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world. Located in West Ealing, Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club is also one of the biggest community rugby clubs in the UK, with around

3,000 members over South West London. Marc Goldberg from Hamptons International says: “Hamptons International is committed to building strong relationships in its local communities and we’re hugely excited to be working so closely with the Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club. “Many individuals buying and selling through Hamptons International will have a close affiliation to the sport along with many supporters working in our 10 South West London branches including Ealing, Richmond, Twickenham, Sheen and Kingston. Additionally we are excited to be able to offer clients sporting benefits.” Craig Bowley from Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club says: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Hamptons International, a company with whom we share a strong British heritage and common values. It is important for the Club to build relationships with key local businesses in order to attract further support for the team. We believe Hamptons International, with its large network of London offices will encourage the additional local involvement and support needed.”

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Notting Hill 020 7717 5469 nottinghillsales@hamptons-int.com

Linden Gardens, W2 A magnificent townhouse of over 6,000sqft, which has recently undergone a refurbishment programme to bring back the wealth of original features that once adorned the house. Architecturally unique being the central building of the terrace built in the 1870’s. The townhouse has fine cantilevered stone stairs, superb original ornamental plasterwork and lavish fireplaces with double doors to a 1st floor drawing room of classical proportions. A substantial residence with ambassadorial opulence and grandeur.

ÂŁ6,850,000 Freehold 7/8 bedrooms 3/4 reception rooms 3/4 bathrooms Period townhouse Ambassadorial opulence and grandeur 6,061 sqft

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Whitelands House, SW3 ÂŁ1,195,000 Share of Freehold

A wonderful one bedroom apartment situated on the sixth floor with a stunning north westerly aspect and uninterrupted views over Chelsea. Whitelands House benefits from 24hour porterage and a lift.

Chelsea Gate Apartments, SW1W ÂŁ1,200,000 Leasehold

A bright first floor two bedroom lateral apartment facing south over a pretty landscaped courtyard. The flat benefits from a private gym, porterage and a secure underground parking space.

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Bramham Gardens, SW5 £2,650,000 Share of Freehold

Park Walk, SW10 £1,675,000 Leasehold A superb two bedroom raised ground floor apartment, in this attractive red brick mansion building. This property offers a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room to the rear, a 19’7 x 11’10 reception room and a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom..

Beaufort Street £695,000 Share of Freehold

Hobury Street £895,000 Leasehold This attractive two bedroom lateral conversion sits on the third floor of this period building. This apartment includes a bright reception room, a master bedroom with ample storage and a delightful communal garden located to the rear of the property.

A beautifully presented four bedroom raised ground floor apartment, forming part of this attractive period building. This property has a lovely double reception room, with four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and aspects on three sides.

A light and bright first floor two bedroom apartment, forming part of this attractive period building. This property has a lovely private terrace to the rear and also offers a 14’1 x 10 reception room and master bedroom with a large bay window.

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Elvaston Place, SW7 £1,445,000 Share of Freehold

Queen’s Gate, SW7 £700,000 Leasehold

Ennismore Gardens, SW7 £3,400,000 Share of Freehold A superb three bedroom apartment arranged over the fourth and fifth floors of this Grade II listed period building (with a lift) overlooking one of Knightsbridge’s most sought-after garden squares.

Princes Gate Mews, SW7 OIEO £3,500,000 Freehold An immaculately presented three bedroom mews house which has been meticulously refurbished and interior designed in this very sought-after location. The property features a terrace and an integral garage.

A very well presented and bright top floor two bedroom apartment with a lift and a garage parking space. The property features 32 sq ft storage space and has a live-in caretaker.

A well proportioned two bedroom lower ground floor apartment with high ceilings and large windows providing excellent natural light, which would benefit from refurbishment and updating.

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Tamarind Court W8 £1,750,000 Leasehold A wonderfully bright one bedroom apartment of substantial proportions situated on the second floor of an exclusive development in the heart of Kensington.

Regent Court W8 £1,650,000 Leasehold A well presented two bedroom apartment on the second floor of this well regarded portered building with the added advantage of underground parking.

Logan Place W8 £1,650,000 Freehold

Church Close W8 £1,200,000 Leasehold A well presented two bedroom (1162 sq ft), second floor apartment in this wonderful gated development just off Kensington Church Street.

A three bedroom (1539 sq ft) modern town house now in need of updating with the benefit of off street parking a south facing garden and a garage.

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Hyde Park Gardens, W2 £4,650,000 Leasehold

Cleveland Square, W2 £3,250,000 Share of Freehold A unique opportunity to acquire this wonderful three bedroom raised ground floor apartment located opposite a private residents garden square. The apartment benefits from a private entrance and grand rooms throughout with wonderful proportions and fantastic ceiling heights. This apartment has been refurbished to the highest specification including a stunning bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, two luxurious ensuite bathrooms, an en-suite shower room to the third bedroom and a guest cloakroom.

Hyde Park Square,W2 £2,750,000 Leasehold

Stanhope Place, W2 £1,795,000 Leasehold A fantastic duplex apartment with well proportioned rooms throughout including a spacious reception/dining room and three generous sized bedrooms. In addition a bright kitchen/breakfast room, en-suite bathroom to the master bedroom, guest shower room and WC.

A magnificent five bedroom apartment occupying the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of this highly desirable block located adjacent to Hyde Park. With stunning views across private gardens and measuring in excess of 3500 sq ft this property comprises a grand reception room with high ceilings and views of the gardens, a separate dining room providing access onto a private balcony, a kitchen/breakfast room and cloakroom.

An absolutely wonderful three bedroom second floor lateral apartment overlooking a private residents garden square. Refurbished to a high specification and stylishly presented, this property provides bright and well proportioned rooms, all with excellent ceiling heights. These include a spacious reception room overlooking a garden square, three good sized bedrooms including a luxurious master bedroom with and en-suite bathroom.

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Charlwood Place, SW1V £995,000 Share of Freehold

Buckingham Palace Road, SW1V £2,500,000 Leasehold

Peninsula Heights, SE1 £2,795,000 Share of Freehold

St. Georges Square, SW1V £1,695,000 Leasehold This maisonette commands one of the best locations on St. Georges Square. It is mid terrace, on the top two floors. Enjoys a west facing view and has its own lift access.

Matthew Parker Street, SW1H £1,195,000 Share of Freehold Nestled in the heart of Westminster on a small side street this fabulous maisonette offers modern living set behind a period facade.

Balvaird Place, SW1V £1,950,000 Freehold

Arranged over three floors, this gorgeous maisonette has been tastefully refurbished throughout. We highly recommend a viewing.

A stylishly presented 2 bedroom riverside apartment with stunning views of the river Thames.

An unique 9th and10th floor Penthouse duplex with far reaching views across central London.

Located within a prestigious gated development in Pimlico, this modern townhouse offers public gardens, its own garage and visitors parking.

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Adam & Eve Mews W8 £2,500,000 Located on a pretty, cobbled mews moments from Holland Park, Kensington Gardens and the amenities of Kensington High Street, this stunning house is beautifully presented throughout. Extending to approximately 1,500 sqft the property boasts a large open plan kitchen/ reception room, a master bedroom arranged over the entire second floor, a roof garden and an integral garage. Freehold. Sole Agents.

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Evelyn Gardens SW7 £2,495,000 Entered on the first floor of a well maintained period building, this large duplex apartment is presented in excellent condition throughout. The accommodation comprises a large open-plan kitchen/reception room with views over the communal gardens, two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a large master suite with excellent built-in storage and a private roof terrace leading directly off the half landing. Evelyn Gardens is a picturesque road ideally located between South Kensington and Chelsea. Leasehold. Sole Agents.

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St. Georges Square SW1 £1,795,000 A rare opportunity to purchase this immaculate upper maisonette located on one of Pimlico’s most prestigious garden squares. The apartment offers a large open plan reception/kitchen/dinning area, three double bedrooms (one en suite), a family bathroom and a further two shower rooms. The property also benefits from two fantastic terraces one of which looks onto St. Georges Square. Share of Freehold. Sole Agents. PIMLICO: 020 7993 3050 sales.pim@marshandparsons.co.uk

Palace Court W2 £1,375,000 A beautifully presented apartment offering fabulous lateral space moments from Kensington Gardens. Situated within a prestigious Victorian Mansion block this property benefits from high security and a porter service. This fantastic apartment provides excellent accommodation including a reception room, dining room, a separate kitchen and two double bedrooms (one en suite) and a bathroom. Share of Freehold. Sole Agents. NOTTING HILL: 020 7313 2890 sales.pim@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Woodsford Square W14 £2,250 per week

Cope Place W8 £1,250 per week

This exceptional family home boasts a ‘Garden room’ with access to a patio, an open plan kitchen and reception room with wooden floors, a master bedroom with en suite, four further bedrooms with excellent storage facilities and two bathrooms.

This superb property is arranged over three floors and boasts a large reception room with high ceilings and wooden floors, a separate eat-in kitchen, three double bedrooms (all en suite) and direct access to a private decked terrace.

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Kensington Park Mews W11 £1,395 per week

Hasker Street SW3 £1,575 per week

Located in a superb gated mews in the heart of Notting Hill, this charming house boasts a fabulous first floor reception room, an open plan kitchen, a master suite with terrace and en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.

This stunning townhouse boasts an immaculate reception room leading out to a private terrace, a modern kitchen/dining room, a second reception with a private patio, a large study, a master bedroom and a second double bedroom (both en suite).

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Two homes have a natural connection Originally one extensive home, two apartments for sale together on the third floor of a managed period building in Barkston Gardens are ready to be reunited once more. The two are currently arranged as separate apartments but thanks to their ‘natural re-connectivity’ could easily join together again to form an impressive single property, covering total living space of 3222 sq ft. Set in a prime corner of this prestigious South Kensington garden square off Earls Court Road, the two connecting apartments have superb views from their reception rooms and all bedrooms. The redbrick building that houses them has daytime porterage and a lift. Under the current layout, each flat – West and East – has an entrance hall, reception room, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom and bathroom. The West Flat also has a second double bedroom. Around the corner in Bramham Gardens, also off Earls Court Road, a mansion block top floor flat for sale overlooks the communal gardens. The square’s mature trees may cut out some of the light in neighbouring apartments, but this fifth floor property rises above them all to enjoy excellent natural light. Offering 1855 sq ft of living space, the threebedroom apartment includes two interconnecting reception rooms, both looking out across the gardens

and one featuring an attractive balcony. It also has a kitchen and breakfast room, two bathrooms and a dressing room, high ceilings and plenty of original period features. Built in the 1880s, Barkston Gardens and Bramham Gardens form part of the Gunter Estate developed by brothers James and Robert Gunter. (Top) Barkston Gardens, South Kensington SW5, £3.85m, Farrar 020 7244 4466 (Above right) Bramham Gardens, South Kensington SW5, £3.1m, Farrar 020 7244 4466

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Building a name for Henry Moore Born in Castleford, miner’s son Henry Moore was Chelsea School of Art’s first head of sculpture, and carved his way to fame as the most celebrated British artist of his generation. Moore joined the art school in Manresa Road in 1931 and ran the sculpture discipline for seven years from 1932, while shaping his reputation as the UK’s leading avant-garde sculptor. Commemorating his time at Manresa Road, his name is now being cast in stone – and red brick – at Henry Moore Court, a new development of 14 luxury apartments and two detached villas where the now demolished college once stood. Twelve lateral two, three and four-bedroom apartments and two duplex apartments will be set in a four-storey building around an inner courtyard designed by Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glazing will combine with balcony, terrace and garden spaces. The two villas, either side of a courtyard containing an impressive catalpa tree, will form part of a grand entrance into the apartment complex, and a glazed double-height reception hall will lead the way to the inner courtyard. Each villa will have direct access to basement parking and storage, and apartment residents can step from the car park into a secure lift to reach their homes. Due for completion in the New Year, the development off the King’s Road is a joint venture by the Athos Group and the Carlyle Group. Chelsea College of Art and Design, its name since 1986, relocated to Millbank next to Tate Britain in 2005. Olympic Orbit tower creator Anish Kapoor is among its alumni. By Bob Stonebridge Henry Moore Court, Manresa Road, Chelsea SW3, from £5.65m for three-bedroom 1884 sq ft apartment to £9.25m for 2648 sq ft, villas around £15m, Knight Frank 020 7349 0091

“Henry Moore Court is Chelsea’s first development of its kind in a decade, making it a rare opportunity to acquire a new build in this highly desirable area” Guy Duckworth, Alpark, development advisor

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Old Chelsea home of a brave lady The Daily Telegraph described her as a ‘brave and terrier-like foreign correspondent’ in its tribute to the late Vanya Kewley, whose award-winning television documentaries exposed human rights violations across the globe. Battling a progressive wasting illness for the last 19 years of her life, she continued to travel to India and Dharamsala – home in exile of the Dalai Lama, subject of her 1975 film The Lama King. The two became great friends through the film and met for a final time on Boxing Day last year. They were pictured together in the Daily Telegraph, following her death in July at the age of 75. Now the house where Vanya lived for the past 45 years, whenever she was in England, is for sale at Cheyne Row, Old Chelsea. Victoria Tinne of estate agent Rickett Tinne said Vanya loved the property, even though it became unsuitable for her in recent years due to her condition. “Her carers thought that going up and down the stairs was not good for her, but being the determined person she was, she refused to move. But then why

should she?” said Victoria. In need of ‘further enhancing’, the house has 1280 sq ft of space on four floors including two to three bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, drawing room, two terraces and a patio garden. The top floor balcony has superb views of Cheyne Row trees and sunsets over the Thames. Cheyne Row, Old Chelsea SW3, £2.55m, Rickett Tinne 020 7349 3070

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Spreading across the entire fourth floor, a four-bedroom apartment in Princes Gate, South Kensington, offers more than 4500 sq ft of lateral space. The property includes three reception rooms, a kitchen and breakfast room, two en suite bathrooms and a shower room. It also has an underground parking space and 24-hour porterage.

Royal residence All you need is a smartphone to keep this home under control using a state-of-the-art Crestron Security and Entertainment System with remote access. The refurbished first floor apartment in Royal Avenue, Chelsea, features the latest in home automation as well as modern light fittings and underfloor heating in every room. All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and are served by a high spec shower room or en suite bathroom. South-facing and six windows across, this lateral flat off the King’s Road contains a German-designed

kitchen by Alno with oak units, granite worktops, American-style fridge freezer and Miele appliances. The reception room has a flueless gas fire and a flat-screen TV above it. There are two balconies, a basement wine store, and access to a communal storeroom. You can also rent underground parking by separate negotiation.

Princes Gate, South Kensington SW7, £9.5m, Savills 020 7581 5234

Royal Avenue, Chelsea SW3, £3.5m, Douglas & Gordon 020 7225 1225

Cashing in at The Old Bank Once a small private bank, an interior-designed maisonette opposite Hyde Park features a grand 49ft double-height reception room on the ground floor where the cash was counted. An impressive wide circular oak staircase leads to the lower ground floor’s open plan Italian kitchen, which has a large dining area. This level also contains the master bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. There are two more bedrooms and a study or fourth bedroom, all with en suite bathrooms. Set in a Grade II listed building, the apartment at The Old Bank has high ceilings, solid oak flooring, three-zone underfloor heating, and comfort cooling. Close to Lancaster Gate tube, it also features a 12ft HD projection cinema, multi-room audio, and Cat 5 cabling. You can park immediately behind the apartment by arrangement. The Old Bank, Hyde Park W2, £4.5m, Knight Frank 020 7871 5060

Peace and quiet and Selfridges A ground and first floor maisonette for sale in Marylebone is set in a peaceful location in a quiet mews behind Bryanston Square, and yet department store heaven at Selfridges is just a five-minute walk away. The 1509 sq ft three-bedroom home in Bryanston Mews West features a 30ft double reception room and a 20ft kitchen and breakfast room. All the bedrooms are on the upper floor and have built-in wardrobes, and one opens out onto a walled and paved secluded terrace. The property also has two bathrooms (one en suite) and a garage. Bryanston Mews West, Marylebone W1, £1,695,000, Druce 020 7935 6535

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BRAMHAM GARDENS, SOUTH KENSINGTON, SW5 A wonderful opportunity to acquire a 3 double bedroom, top floor flat (with lift) in a handsome mansion block, overlooking this popular garden square.

(Approx. 1,855 sq ft / 172 sq m) RECEPTION ROOM/DINING ROOM • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM • 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • DRESSING ROOM • 2 BATHROOMS BALCONY • ACCESS TO COMMUNAL GARDENS. SHARE OF FREEHOLD: 981 YEARS REMAINING SOLE AGENT ASKING PRICE £3,100,000 Subject to contract

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BARKSTON GARDENS, SOUTH KENSINGTON, SW5 The two flats are currently arranged as separate apartments with natural re-connectivity (subject to consent) to create one very significant flat, extending to 3,222 sq ft.

(Approx. 3,222 sq ft / 299.32 sq m) WEST FLAT – RECEPTION ROOM • ENTRANCE HALL • KITCHEN • DINING ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM • BATHROOM EAST FLAT – RECEPTION ROOM • ENTRANCE HALL • KITCHEN • DINING ROOM • MASTER BEDROOM • DOUBLE BEDROOM • BATHROOM SHARE OF FREEHOLD SOLE AGENT GUIDE PRICE: £3,850,000 Subject to contract

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DRAYTON GARDENS, SW10 1,704 sq ft / 158.30 sq m

O.I.E.O. £2,000,000 Share of freehold

BEAUFORT GARDENS, SW3

A substantial, but completely unmodernised 5 bedroom share of freehold family sized apartment.

A very appealing 2 bedroom lower ground floor flat, with the benefit of its’ own street entrance and a south facing patio.

926 sq ft / 86.03 sq m

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HOBURY STREET, SW10

£950,000

A very well laid out 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat in the highly sought after ten acre estate.

764 sq ft / 70.98 sq m

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£945,000

IFIELD ROAD, SW10

£995,000

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A charming and well presented second and third floor flat, with westerly views towards the Brompton Cemetery.

Leasehold

981 sq ft / 91.1 sq m

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DRAYTON GARDENS, SW10 A stunning 1 bedroom flat, approached via a very pretty walkway and a subsequent private garden.

£1,200,000

697 sq ft / 64.75 sq m

Share of Freehold

REDCLIFFE ROAD, SW10

£1,650,000

This is a very appealing and unique 2 double bedroom upper maisonette, benefiting from a pretty west facing reception room.

975 sq ft / 90.58 sq m

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CALLOW STREET, SW3

£875,000

A stunning raised ground floor 1 bedroom flat, that has been the subject of a comprehensive contemporary refurbishment.

Leasehold

605 sq ft / 56.2 sq m

LIMERSTON STREET, SW10

£795,000

This is a perfectly presented 3 bedroom first floor flat, with the benefit of wooden floors throughout.

Leasehold

748 sq ft / 69.49 sq m

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DRUCE Portland Place, London W1 The final two apartments to be released from this highly acclaimed boutique development are the garden duplexes. Affording elegant Portland stone fronted living accommodation laid over two floors, both apartments offer magnificent three bedroom accommodation designed around spacious zen style private terraced gardens and internal courtyard. Drawing Room with Bespoke Media Cabineting • Fully Integrated Miele Kitchen • Dining Room • Master Bedroom with Sumptuous en-suite Bathroom and Dressing Room • Guest Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom and Walk-in Wardrobe • 3rd Bedroom • Family Shower Room • Fully Fitted out Utility Room

Share of Freehold Price: £3,750,000 STC

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Devonshire Place, London W1

A delightful Freehold Georgian house which is presented in good condition and located close to Baker Street and Regent’s Park. The property benefits from charming period features throughout, spacious entertaining areas, 4 good sized double bedrooms and a patio off the kitchen/dining room. This will make a wonderful home for a family wanting to live in the sought after Marylebone area.

A selection of individual apartments in a handsome period building in one of Marylebone’s smartest addresses with close proximity to Regents Park. 6 apartments (1 and 2 beds) with lift.

Reception room • kitchen/dining room • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • patio garden

Freehold Price: £1,995,000 STC

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Portland Place, London W1 A stunning large two bedroom apartment on this prestigious tree lined street moments from the open spaces of Regents Park, Marylebone Village and all the transport links that the area has to offer. Benefitting further from wood floors and a lift. Entrance hallway • Large wood floored open plan kitchen reception • two large double bedrooms • two bathrooms and storage

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Ossington Buildings, London W1

Gloucester Place, London W1

A gorgeous recently refurbished one bedroom apartment benefiting from wood floors throughout, modern contemporary finish and moments to all the amenities of Marylebone Village.

A fantastic lateral first floor apartment spanning 1,425 sq. ft. across two periodGeorgian buildings with grand proportions and high ceilings.

Reception room • eat in kitchen • double bedroom with built-in wardrobes • modern shower room and great storage • Available furnished by separate negotiation

2 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • double reception • large kitchen and floor to ceiling windows • ideally situated close to Marylebone High Street and all the transport and shopping facilities of the area

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Price: £575 per week

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Step into the future! Sophisticated modern technology won a house in South End, Kensington, a highly commended trophy in this year’s CEDIA Awards for home automation. At a black-tie ceremony at Hampton Court Palace Great Hall, specialist installers It’s Done Technology received the award in the Best Integrated Home category. Judges described their work at the high-tech property as a ‘future-ready project’. The home’s construction and workmanship also won Best Individual Dwelling in the LABC Building Excellence Awards. Fully air-conditioned, the 6500 sq ft seven-storey terraced house – with lift – features five bedrooms and en suite

bathrooms, two reception rooms, and Cat 6 cabling. The rear reception has floor-toceiling shatterproof windows, and the front doors are made of four-inch bulletproof steel. This futuristic home includes a media room, high-spec audio and video, glass sauna, gym, Jacuzzi, and a 12-metre swimming pool with an integrated dance floor for up to 60 party people. It also includes a double garage and a 74ft rear garden. South End, Kensington W8, £15.95m, Knight Frank 020 7938 4311

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Feeling in the pink at the old shop on Pitt Street You can’t miss it. It’s the pink one in Pitt Street at the junction with Gordon Place, one of a pair of tall and elegant houses built in the early 1840s as part of the Pitt Estate. Its neighbouring half is a crisp white. On the sunny south side of the street, the five-storey house and its neighbour were originally shops and once displayed their merchandise in the large picture windows on the ground floor. For many years, the current owner of the pink house now on the market combined the family home with a photographic studio on the top floor, a bright room with sliding glass doors out onto a south-facing terrace. The lower ground floor is ‘nonfenestrated’ (no windows) and was previously used as the photographer’s darkroom. This would make a great media room, plus a utility room and storage.

A double reception room and the kitchen and dining room are on the ground floor, and there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first and second floors. The 2900 sq ft property also has a kitchenette on the top floor, next to the studio. Pitt Street runs east to west between Hornton Street and the link with Duke’s Lane. Kensington Church Street, Kensington High Street and Notting Hill Gate are all walking distance. Pitt Street is named after merchant’s son Stephen Pitt, who inherited Kensington estates via his mother, Catherine. By Bob Stonebridge Pitt Street, Kensington W8, £3.5m, Savills 020 7535 3300

“With fantastic entertaining space, this elegant family house is on a quiet residential road within walking distance of excellent shopping, restaurants and transport” Kit Allen, Savills Kensington

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138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD LONDON W6 7PB Telephone: 020 7371 4171 • Facsimile: 020 7371 4166 Email: sales@finlaybrewer.co.uk • Web: www.finlaybrewer.co.uk

BOLINGBROKE ROAD W14 5/6 BEDROOMS • DOUBLE RECEPTION • FULL WIDTH KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM BATHROOM • 2 SHOWER ROOMS • STUDY/BEDROOM 6 • UTILITY/CELLAR STORAGE FULL PLANNING PERMISSION TO EXCAVATE LOWER GROUND • SOUTH EAST FACING GARDEN

£1.55M FREEHOLD

ANLEY ROAD W14 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • DOUBLE RECEPTION • FULL WIDTH KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 2 BATHROOMS • SHOWER ROOM • 18’ PAVED AND WALLED GARDEN • UNDER EAVES STORAGE

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GUIDE £795,000 LEASEHOLD

SINCLAIR ROAD W14 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS • RECEPTION • KITCHEN • STUDY BATHROOM • STORAGE AREA • 29’ x 21’ GARDEN • OWN ENTRANCE

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Egerton Gardens, London SW3

ÂŁ1,000 per week

A newly refurbished two double bedroom fourth floor flat, with direct lift access, in a desirable location. The property further comprises a bright spacious open plan reception room, dining area and contemporary kitchen, stylish family bathroom and en suite bathroom. Conveniently located within easy walking distance of Harrods and all the amenities and travel links of Knightsbridge. The property overlooks the immaculate communal gardens to the north and south to which the tenants have access. The property is offered furnished and is available now. 84 Tates FPx2.indd 1

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Windsor Way, W14

ÂŁ2,500,000 Leasehold

A simply stunning, five bedroom, four bathroom house with a garage, located in a gated, award winning development in Windsor Way, just off Brook Green. The house has been fully refurbished to exacting standards and benefits from a beautiful conservatory and terrace. Underfloor heating on the ground floor and walnut flooring throughout, contemporary decor and spacious rooms, this property oozes style and elegance. The garage has the added benefit of having direct access into and from the basement of the house. 85 Tates FPx2.indd 2

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Don’t miss a trick Faced with the choice of staying in Central London or making a permanent move to the country, many families put the Home Counties or Kent at the top of their list. But Simon Scott (pictured) of Savills Locksbottom thinks buyers may be missing a trick. “Lifestyle choices are the main driving factors, and what you can buy in the Home Counties isn’t always enough of an upgrade from a family house in South West London. As a result, we are seeing more and more of our clients looking at areas such as Orpington and Chislehurst, which have always been something of a hidden gem,” he says. Less than 25 minutes from Central London by train, this area offers a wealth of family properties ranging from large detached properties with spectacular grounds to contemporary developments with access to good transport. Farnborough Park and Keston Park both offer the security of gated living and a sense of community, and currently for sale at Farnborough

Lodge is a restored Grade II listed Tudor home set in grounds of almost half an acre. Scott concludes: “Many buyers are needs-driven, for example growing families or schooling, and the area offers an enhanced quality of living.” London 18 miles Farnborough Lodge, Fir Dene, Farnborough Park, Orpington, Kent, £1,295,000, Savills 01689 869602

Walk to Hampton Court Palace Hampton Court Palace and the River Thames are a short walk from a recently modernised six-bedroom house in East Molesey. This refurbished home at Hurst House, Church Road, is one half of an elegant Victorian property and offers four floors of living space that mix period character with modern technology. Featuring high ceilings, intricate cornice detail and sash windows, the main reception rooms are on the lower and raised ground floors. The fully equipped kitchen opens into a dining area with doors out into the walled south-facing garden. The property also has gated off-street parking. London 15 miles Hurst House, Church Road, East Molesey, Surrey, £2,195,000, Knight Frank 01372 464496

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Rose Cottage, a threebedroom detached property dating back to the mid-1800s, has off-road parking and a garden with rural views. A short drive from the Suffolk coastal town of Southwold, the doubleglazed home in the village of Sotherton includes a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, and off-road parking for two cars.

Do it The Whiteway reception hall, sitting room with feature fireplace and gas-fired burner, dining room and study. A passage leads to a large kitchen and breakfast room, and a rear utility room has steps down to a cellar.

Rose Cottage, Sotherton Corner, Suffolk, guide price £200,000, Musker McIntyre 01986 888205

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Whiteway Copse, dating back to the early 1900s, is a detached family house that stands in an elevated position overlooking the Coln Valley and the Gloucestershire village of Baunton. Set in gardens and paddocks of just under six acres, the five-bedroom house at The Whiteway has been extended and fully modernised across its two floors. It includes a triple garage with living space above and a detached indoor swimming pool complex, both detached. A covered porch at the front leads to a large

London 111 miles

London 95 miles Whiteway Copse, The Whiteway, Baunton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, offers above £1,495,000, Perry Bishop 01285 655355

Duck Festival venue Set in lawned gardens, a four-bedroom Georgian vicarage to let in Wiltshire has classic formal rooms complete with high ceilings, fireplaces and window shutters. Well screened and located down a gravel drive, the property offers plenty of rural privacy in the small village of Charlton St Peter, surrounded by dramatic open scenery of the Vale of Pewsey. “There are some wonderful attic rooms, a good cellar and masses of storage in the adjacent barn,” says Gabby Walker, lettings director at Manningford Croft. The annual Duck Festival, said to be the world’s longest of its kind continuously celebrated, recalls the village’s 18th century poet Stephen Duck. London to Paddington is 70 minutes by train. London 93 miles The Old Vicarage, Charlton St Peter, Wiltshire, £2500 per month (long let preferred), Manningford Croft Maclaine 01672 564555

Bressingham house includes three acres and tennis court The Norfolk village of Bressingham, close to Diss, is famous for the 20 acres of horticultural wonders and a steam railway collection at Bressingham Gardens. Explore the gardens to your heart’s content from Algar House, a grade II listed property with two acres of its own, a hard tennis court and a one-acre paddock currently for sale in Bressingham. Three floors of living space include a drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study and garden room. There are six bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms and a shower room. London 99 miles Algar House, Bressingham, Norfolk, guide price £795,000, Musker McIntyre 01379 644822

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1 WORKS AND PLAYS high hurstwood, east sussex Extended Victorian house ø 2 bed cottage ø indoor pool and leisure complex ø outdoor pool and pool house ø tennis court ø garaging and outbuildings ø beautiful gardens and grounds ø in all about 8 acres ø 497 sq m (5,347 sq ft)

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1 CHARMING MANOR HOUSE IN TRANQUIL SETTING burwash, east sussex 5 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø master suite ø 6 further bedrooms ø office/workshop ø studio ø american style barn with 7 stables ø tennis court ø outdoor swimming pool with chalet pool house ø extensive gardens ø in all about 10 acres ø 524 sq m (5,639 sq ft) Guide £3 million

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BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTY IN STUNNING GROUNDS knockholt, kent Private setting ø traditional and contemporary style ø 3 reception rooms ø games room ø 5 bedrooms ø beautiful landscaped gardens ø swimming pool ø 5,630 sq ft ø detached double garage with office above ø about 4.1 acres Offers in excess of £1.995 million Freehold

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EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTY OCCUPYING A BEAUTIFUL SETTING chelsfield park, kent Beautiful contemporary finish ø light and open plan accommodation ø 4 reception rooms ø 6 bedrooms ø secluded landscaped garden ø direct access to the parks private leisure facilities ø about 3/4 of an acre ø 5,747 sq ft ø only 0.3 miles to station Guide £1.95 million Freehold

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SPECTACULAR HOUSE OCCUPYING AN ENVIABLE PARK POSITION keston park, kent Combines elegance, style and luxury ø high standard of quality and finish ø private setting ø 4 reception rooms ø 5 bedrooms ø annexe ø indoor swimming pool ø stunning gardens ø 8,295 sq ft ø integral double garage ø about 1 acre Guide £3.85 million Freehold

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ATTRACTIVE PROPERTY BOASTING THE POTENTIAL TO MODERNIZE AND DEVELOP SET IN A BEAUTIFUL PLOT farnborough park, kent About a 1.2 acre plot set in a prime position in this exclusive park ø excellent opportunity ø 3 reception rooms ø 4 bedrooms ø beautiful secluded garden ø tennis court ø triple integral garage ø 3,413 sq ft ø sweeping driveway Guide £1.95 million Freehold

Savills Locksbottom Helen Wood hwood@savills.com

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HAYES, kent

SWANLEY VILLAGE, kent

Well presented family home ø open plan reception areas ø 4 bedrooms ø mature garden ø attached garage ø excellent local schools ø access to Husseywell Park ø 0.5 miles to station

Charming Georgian cottage ø 3 reception rooms and conservatory ø 3/4 bedrooms ø beautiful mature garden ø double garage ø direct access to the village green ø picturesque location

Guide £540,000 Freehold

Guide £795,000 Freehold

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KESTON, kent

CROCKENHILL, kent

Beautiful contemporary design ø open plan reception areas ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø courtyard garden ø 2,218 sq ft ø sought after village location ø 1.8 miles to station

Grade II listed cottage ø beautiful features ø 3 reception rooms ø 4 bedrooms ø charming gardens ø indoor swimming pool ø garage and gym ø 3,392 sq ft ø about 1/2 an acre

Guide £899,500 Freehold

Guide £995,000 Freehold

Savills Locksbottom hwood@savills.com 01689 869604

Savills Locksbottom hwood@savills.com 01689 869604

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CHISLEHURST, kent

Private cul-de-sac in desirable village ø 4 reception rooms ø 5 bedrooms ø delightful south-facing garden ø about 0.4 of an acre ø 3,001 sq ft ø 1.7 miles to station

Well proportioned ø 4 reception rooms and conservatory ø 5 bedrooms ø mature garden ø 3,535 sq ft ø double garage ø set in a small gated development ø prime village location

Price on application Freehold

Guide £1.25 million Freehold

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CHISLEHURST, kent

FARNBOROUGH PARK, kent

Desirable village location ø excellent links to London ø traditional and contemporary design ø 5 reception rooms ø 5/6 bedrooms ø swimming pool ø landscaped garden ø 3,842 sq ft

Beautifully restored Tudor house ø annexe ø 4 reception rooms and cinema ø 4 bedrooms ø wrap around garden ø 5,558 sq ft ø exclusive location ø about 0.47 of an acre

Guide £1.15 million Freehold

Guide £1.295 million Freehold

Savills Locksbottom hwood@savills.com 01689 869604

Savills Locksbottom hwood@savills.com 01689 869604

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Ashtead, Surrey A stunning new house in sought after private location A luxurious family house built by Runnymede Homes and located within one of Ashtead’s premier private estates. This is an excellent commuter location and close to several sought after schools. Built in traditional brick, the property is finished to a high quality specification offering substantial accommodation with a spacious kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, walk in pantry, four reception rooms, master bedroom suite with sitting room and dressing room, four further bedrooms (three en suite) and a quadruple garage. Set in landscaped, south facing gardens of approximately ¾ acre.

KnightFrank.co.uk/Esher esher@knightfrank.com 01372 464 496

Guide price: £2,850,000

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Luxurious and elegant three bedroom apartment Milbourne House is the stunning refurbishment of a former royal residence and is the epitome of style, seclusion and grandeur. Number three occupies a premier position within the building with dual aspect views over the private square to the front and the beautiful gardens to the rear. The large open plan living dining room provides excellent entertaining space with doors leading to the private terrace. Residents enjoy the exclusive use of facilities including concierge service, gymnasium, media and games room, CCTV security and secure gated underground parking.

Knightfrank.co.uk/newhomes guildfordresdev@knightfrank.com 01483 564660

Guide price: ÂŁ2,000,000 (GLR110106)

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‘Waterside House’, Hertfordshire AL2 1QX Features • Picturesque Grade Two listed residence • Four double bedrooms • Feature inglenook fireplace

• Beautiful mature rear garden • Idyllic setting overlooking River Colne • No upward chain

Offers in the region of

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Clube Atlantico, Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal Substantial villa with private pool just a few minutes walk from beach Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms). Very relaxed resort location. The villa stands within private garden and grounds with palm orange lemon trees. Fantastic sea views. Clube Atlantico resort is very family friendly. Four bath/shower rooms, plus WC • Fully fitted kitchen • Spacious reception/dining room • Towels and bedding, all changed every week • Parking • Cable tv • Air conditioning • Barbecue • Private pool (for sole use of guests) • Pool heating • Shared pool • Children welcome • Suitable for elderly • Wheelchair accessible

Rental Period Per Week 3 Nov 2012 - 31 Mar 2013 €1000 31 Mar 2013 - 26 May 2013 €1400 26 May 2013 - 30 Jun 2013 €1800 30 Jun 2013 - 28 Jul 2013 €2300 28 Jul 2013 - 1 Sep 2013 €2600 1 Sep 2013 - 29 Sep 2013 €1800 29 Sep 2013 - 27 Oct 2013 €1400

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Trinity Road, SW18 Some would argue that the Toastrack is one of South West London’s premier addresses and it is easy to see why. With a grandeur of architecture largely unrivalled, and such a close proximity to Wandsworth Common, houses in the Toastrack are in a class of their own. This is a fabulous seven bedroom family home in the heart of this beautiful area.

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Putney Opening 2012

Wandsworth 020 8875 8899

Battersea 020 7924 2255

Streatham 020 8677 9900

Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077

Earlsfield 020 8971 7070

Tooting 020 8767 0522

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Wonderful Family Home

Comprehensively Refurbished

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Loxley Road, SW18 This is a truly splendid family home on a beautiful road close to Wandsworth Common and Bellevue Road, which is in exceptional internal order. The house has a spacious open plan double reception room, studio/playroom, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a lovely garden.

ÂŁ1,600,000 Freehold WANDSWORTH COMMON 020 8672 9077

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Ritherdon Road SW17 The Heaver Estate is one of the most complete and architectural unique Victorian Estates in South West London. This home is a prime example of the space, light, ceiling height and beauty you get from such a property. With six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two reception rooms and a kitchen breakfast room, this home is ideal for a family.

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Putney Opening 2012

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Tooting 020 8767 0522

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Close to the Common

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Haverhill Road SW12 A true rarity to the lettings market is such an exquisite and well looked after four bedroom home, that has been cared for lovingly by its current owners. Without a doubt this is a property that would be ideal for a family looking to rent in Balham or a singular professional needing a large London base for the working week.

ÂŁ700 per week BALHAM 020 8675 6565

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Double Fronted St James’s Drive SW17 Throughout its’ 3600 square feet of accommodation this house is captivating in its style, architecture and beauty. This home has been beautifully maintained and with six bedrooms, a study, three spacious bathrooms, cellar, kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room and three reception rooms, it is a beautiful and versatile family home.

£1,975,000 Freehold WANDSWORTH COMMON 020 8672 9077

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Balham 020 8675 6565 Battersea 020 7924 2255 Earlsfield 020 8971 7070 Putney Open 2012 Streatham 020 8677 9900

Exceptional home

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Situated on a lovely Road close to Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Town Centre, this four bedroom home is in stunning condition and has been lovingly cared for by the current owners. With lots of entertaining space and large bedrooms, the house is ideal for a family, or those with young children looking to move to the area for schooling and other facilities.

ÂŁ1,250,000 Freehold WIMBLEDON 020 3195 9111

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Shaftesbury Estate

Conservation Area Eversleigh Road SW11 A fabulous family home located in the highly desirable Shaftesbury Estate in the heart of Battersea. Close to Clapham Junction and also Queenstown Road railway stations, this house is in a perfect location for those working in the City or outside of London. The property is in immaculate condition and boasts four double bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom and a private garden.

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Tooting 020 8767 0522 Wandsworth 020 8875 8899 Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077 Wimbledon 020 3195 9111

Prime Location

Gorgeous Flat Sistova Road SW12

A period conversion flat in a marvellous location close to Balham Tube Station. The flat is in splendid condition and would be ideal for a couple buying a property together for the first time or a singular professional. The property has two large double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, reception room, kitchen breakfast room and a landscaped private rear garden.

ÂŁ499,950 Share of Freehold

BALHAM 020 8675 6565

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Fabulous Flat Latchmere Road SW11 A three double bedroom flat in the heart of Battersea giving access to Clapham Common, Clapham Junction Station, Northcote Road, Lavender Hill and Battersea Park. A wonderful flat that is in very good internal condition which would be ideal for a professional couple or young family.

ÂŁ540 per week BATTERSEA 020 7924 2255

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Tooting 020 8767 0522 Wandsworth 020 8875 8899 Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077 Wimbledon 020 3195 9111

Conservation Area

Tranquil Road Kirkstall Gardens SW2

This family home is located in the Telford Park conservation area and is equidistant between Balham Tube Station and Streatham Hill mainline station. It is also very near to the common and a number of local shops and amenities. This home is in exceptional internal order and benefits from three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, through reception room and private garden.

ÂŁ438 per week STREATHAM 020 8677 9900

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REVIEW

Taking Shelter longer term Report by Cheryl Markosky With housing charity Shelter calling for longer and more flexible five-year rentals contracts and rent increases in line with inflation every year, could this lead to a more stable private renting market in the future? Virginia Skilbeck from Douglas & Gordon isn’t convinced Shelter’s proposal of longer-term contracts would work in central London. There’s already a certain amount of choice built into contracts, she argues. “These days, many tenants want more flexibility with break clauses in case they need to move jobs, while landlords don’t like to be tied into a set rent. Both sides want to keep their options open.” John Birch from Birch & Co holds the opposing view, as he’s finding many of his tenants, including large companies and embassies, want longer tenancies, as recommended by Shelter. “One tenant just took on a six-year tenancy, and then took out an option on two more years. Many of our clients like to have continuity on the same property for long periods, and we find it difficult

to accept break clauses.” He adds that a lot can depend on a landlord’s aims and concerns, but you can keep the tenant happy at the same time. “You can have a business release clause inserted if a tenant is suddenly posted outside the Greater London area. It’s all a matter of tailoring the contract accordingly.” Yet an overwhelming 82 per cent of flat and house-sharers are opposed to any moves towards longer tenancies, suggests a poll carried out by flat and house share website SpareRoom. co.uk. Matt Hutchinson of SpareRoom says: “Extended contracts make people anxious, because they think they’ll be locked in for longer and the landlord will be able to increase rents at any point. Given that one benefit of renting is flexibility to relocate to another area or a more suitable property if circumstances change, we can understand why people might be wary of longer contracts.”

In the groove on the Grove It’s very unusual to find a modern, airy and bright house on Chelsea’s groovy Gunter Grove that’s achingly of-the-moment glass, steel and double-height space. Even better for those tenants not always keen to inherit the landlord’s grandmother’s furniture, this place is unfurnished (so you can add your own flourishes) and on the market at £2500 a week. Nicky Upton of Strutt & Parker Chelsea says another big plus is that although you’re smack between the bars, shops and restaurants of the Kings and Fulham Roads, the four-storey house is off-set from the road, lending it ‘tranquil sanctuary’ status. “The basement, which once had a pool, is full of beautiful glass. The landlord, who comes from the film world, has a good eye and everything’s been tastefully done,” adds Upton.

Handy Harrods Recently refurbished, a third floor apartment in Beaufort Gardens is just around the corner from Harrods and the many other exclusive retail attractions of Knightsbridge. Also handy for the Royal Albert Hall and the museums of South Kensington, the two-bedroom apartment combines classical elegance with contemporary living. The reception and dining room has high ceilings, a feature fireplace and a trio of sash windows overlooking the communal gardens. The high-spec kitchen has integrated appliances. The bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, and are served by two bathrooms. Beaufort Gardens, Knightsbridge SW3, £800 per week, Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings 020 7581 2112

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£325 pw Furnished

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£350 pw Furnished

Notting Hill Gate

£465 pw Furnished

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£700 pw Furnished

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£800 pw Furnished

Hyde Park

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Westminster SW1 Asking rent £780 per week A beautifully presented 7th floor apartment with a distinctly contemporary feel located only moments away from Parliament Square and St. James’s Park. Newly refurbished, the property comprises of a spacious living/dining area with wood flooring, kitchen, three double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite). Situated in an excellent residential block with lift and 24hr concierge the flat is close to Westminster underground station which offers an efficient service to both the City and Canary Wharf. Furnished.

Knightsbridge SW1 Asking rent £990 per week A sixth floor flat (with lift) situated in a fantastic location and only a stone’s throw from Knightsbridge underground station. The property consists of a reception featuring parquet flooring and air conditioning, modern kitchen, two double bedrooms, and two bathrooms (one en-suite). Large rear roof terrace, plus long balcony at the front overlooking Harrods. Furnished/Unfurnished.

St. James’s SW1 Asking rent £1150 per week A lovely bright duplex apartment on the 8th and 9th floor of a purpose built block with lift and porter overlooking St. James’s Square. Three double bedrooms, living/ dining room with small outside space, open plan kitchen, two bathrooms (one ensuite) and guest W.C. Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations only a short walk away. Available now. Furnished/Unfurnished.

Holland Park W11 Asking rent £1500 per week A wonderful garden flat in a period block located in the desirable Holland Park neighbourhood. Approx 1,850 sq.ft. Large reception with French doors, separate dining room, contemporary kitchen, utility room, patio garden and plenty of storage. Accommodation comprises three double bedrooms and three bathrooms (two ensuite). Close to the Central Line and London Overground services. Unfurnished. 121

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Cadogan Square SW1 £5,500,000 Leasehold A beautiful maisonette with two terraces and a spectacular drawing room running the full length of this handsome red brick period building overlooking the square gardens.

2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, Third bedroom with en-suite shower room, 2 reception rooms, Kitchen, Terrace, Patio.

Chelsea Sales 020 7225 1225 chelseasales@dng.co.uk

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Cambridge Street SW1 £4,150,000 Freehold Having recently been refurbished to a very high standard, this is a truly unique opportunity to purchase this substantial six bedroom house extending to circa 4300 sq. ft.   Pimlico & Westminster Sales 020 7931 8200 pimlicosales@dng.co.uk

6 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite) 1 en-suite shower room, 2 cloakrooms, 2 kitchens, Reception room, TV room, Dining room, Study, Cinema room, Utility room, Roof Terrace, Balcony, Cellar, External vaults.

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Roland Gardens SW7 ÂŁ3,500,000 Share of Freehold Currently two flats but an opportunity, with the necessary consents, to create a spectacular 2,053sq.ft. maisonette with an entrance at first floor level.

3 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms, Shower room, 2 large reception rooms, 2 kitchens.

South Kensington Sales 020 7581 8888 sthkensales@dng.co.uk

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Brackenbury Gardens W6 ÂŁ1,585,000 Freehold Located in the sought after Brackenbury Village area, this fantastic property comes to the market completely un-modernised.

4 bedrooms, Bathroom, 2 reception rooms, Kitchen, Cloakroom, Cellar, Southfacing garden.

Hammersmith & Shepherd’s Bush Sales 020 8563 7100 hammsales@dng.co.uk

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Wardo Avenue SW6 £1,400,000 Freehold An exciting opportunity to purchase a beautiful family home in one of Fulham’s most desirable areas.

5 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower room, Double reception room, Kitchen with open-plan family room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Garden.

Fulham Sales 020 7731 4391 fulhamsales@dng.co.uk

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Colville Gardens W11 £925,000 Share of Freehold A superb first floor period apartment with high ceilings and original sash windows.

Double bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen.

Notting Hill Sales 020 7727 7777 nhsales@dng.co.uk

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Whiteheads Grove SW3 £1,650,000 Share of Freehold

Queen’s Gate Gardens SW7 £1,475,000 Share of Freehold

A fifth floor two bed two bath flat quietly located and ready to move into.

A spacious two bedroom ground and first floor maisonette situated on this prestigious garden square in South Kensington.

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Second bedroom, Second bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Lift, Porter.

2 bedrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms, Reception room, Kitchen, Cloakroom, Terrace (non demised).

Chelsea Sales 020 7225 1225 chelseasales@dng.co.uk

Kensington Gate Sales 020 7581 1152 kengatesales@dng.co.uk

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

Oakley Street SW3 £1,250,000 Share of Freehold

A magnificent raised ground floor flat, on this highly desirable Pimlico garden square. 2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower room, Reception room, Kitchen, Mezzanine.

A second and third floor two bed two bath maisonette in a handsome period building at the King’s Road end of the street.

Pimlico & Westminster Sales 020 7931 8200 pimlicosales@dng.co.uk

Chelsea Sales 020 7225 1225 chelseasales@dng.co.uk

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, Second bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen.

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Winchester Street SW1 £1,050,000 Share of Freehold

Nasmyth Street W6 £1,025,000 Freehold

A fantastic three bedroom maisonette on the second and third floors of this handsome part white stucco fronted property. 3 double bedrooms, En suite-bathroom, 2 shower rooms (1 en-suite), Reception room, Open-plan kitchen, Roof terrace.

A well-proportioned and beautifully finished three bedroom cottage in the heart of Brackenbury Village.

Pimlico & Westminster Sales 020 7931 8200 pimlicosales@dng.co.uk

Hammersmith & Shepherd’s Bush Sales 020 8563 7100 hammsales@dng.co.uk

Elgin Crescent W11 £950,000 Leasehold

Nevern Square SW5 £875,000 Leasehold

A superb second floor flat in this sought after road in the heart of Notting Hill.

A bright and spacious two double bedroom flat with the benefit of a terrace and views over the communal garden square.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Communal gardens.

2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room with open-plan kitchen, Terrace, Access to communal garden square.

Notting Hill Sales 020 7727 7777 nhsales@dng.co.uk

Kensington Gate Sales 020 7581 1152 kengatesales@dng.co.uk

3 bedrooms, Bathroom, Double reception room, Kitchen, WC, 17’11 x 15’3 garden.

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Lupus Street SW1 £865,000 Leasehold

Cranley Gardens SW7 £795,000 Leasehold – 37 years remaining

A delightful maisonette on the third and fourth floors of this stucco fronted building. 3 bedrooms, Reception Room, Bathroom, Kitchen/breakfast room, Roof terrace.  

A well-proportioned two bedroom maisonette with a lovely south-west aspect overlooking Evelyn Gardens.

Pimlico & Westminster Sales 020 7931 8200 pimlicosales@dng.co.uk

South Kensington Sales 020 7581 8888 sthkensales@dng.co.uk

Redcliffe Gardens SW10 £795,000 Leasehold

Standish Road W6 £795,000 Freehold

With its own front door a newly modernised two/three bedroom patio flat behind a secure gated entrance that is ready to move into.

A spacious three bedroom family house in the St. Peter’s conservation area.

2/3 bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Dining area, Kitchen, Study, Patio.

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Separate WC, Double reception room, Kitchen, Garden, Roof terrace.

Chelsea Sales 020 7225 1225 chelseasales@dng.co.uk

Hammersmith & Shepherd’s Bush Sales 020 8563 7100 hammsales@dng.co.uk

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen, Caretaker, Access to the communal gardens by separate negotiation.

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Hereford Mansions W2 £695,000 Leasehold

Waldemar Avenue Mansions SW6 £630,000 Share of Freehold

A wonderful one bedroom apartment having been recently refurbished to a very high standard. Double bedroom, Shower room, Open plan reception room/kitchen.  

We are delighted to offer to the market an immaculately presented two double bedroom flat in an extremely popular Fulham location.

Notting Hill Sales 020 7727 7777 nhsales@dng.co.uk

Fulham Sales 020 7731 4391 fulhamsales@dng.co.uk

St Peter’s Road W6 £599,950 Freehold

Rigault Road SW6 £525,000 Leasehold

A stylish two bedroom house in the St Peter’s conservation area.

A charming two double bedroom garden flat in a fantastic Fulham location.

2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Kitchen/reception room, 30sq.ft. west-facing garden, Off-street parking.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Courtyard, Garden.

Hammersmith & Shepherd’s Bush Sales 020 8563 7100 hammsales@dng.co.uk

Fulham Sales 020 7731 4391 fulhamsales@dng.co.uk

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Cloakroom, Balcony.

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