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Thurleigh Road, SW12 – £850pw A superb newly refurbished five bedroom Victorian house “Between the Commons”. The house comprises of a spacious reception room with adjoining conservatory, kitchen breakfast room, utility room, one bathroom, one shower room, and a large patio garden.

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I am a landlord. What would be your advice on what makes a good buy-to-let property?

Emma Newell, lettings manager of First Union estate agency, replies...


It depends on the ultimate purpose of the buy-to-let property. I tend to find people are either looking for an investment they might use themselves in the future, or a pure investment they

intend only to let out. If you are looking to buy a property that you may live in yourself at some point, then your criteria should start with what your requirements would be: gated development, river view, lift, secure parking, or outside space, and what period of property do you favour? These may all be key points for something that would eventually be your home. Remember that landlords remain responsible for paying service charges when they let out a property, and this can often eat into any potential profit. If you are looking at a pure investment, then consider buying an ex-local authority property as they still represent great value for money. One, two and three-bedroom flats let all year round, and four-bedroom flats are best hitting the market in the summer to tie in with students and graduates looking for their first property. Look at the areas the flats are in – estates with a high percentage of private ownership are often better investments. These flats are usually great for space and if you use a good builder to do the work you can create a bright contemporary flat inside that belies the exterior. Service charges in these blocks tend to be much lower than private developments, which again works from an investment perspective. Ultimately, whatever property you choose, I would recommend presenting the interior in excellent condition with neutral décor, modern fittings and good quality furniture. The better the property looks, the less likelihood of a void period, and the more chance your tenant will look after it. Find a good agent who can advise you, honestly, about what you can do to maximise your audience and achieve the best price. I always give landlords comparable prices on other properties that I have let recently, so they know the suggested marketing price is based on current market conditions.


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contents NEWS AND FEATURES MARKET VIEW New year, new home. Builders are making progress around Nine Elms, reports Cheryl Markosky.


VIBE Tooting. We take a 8VILLAGE guided tour of its main attractions, top streets, best schools and shops.



Wealth recycling. Outer London 34HEADS-UP locations are relying on wealth displacement from prime central London.

PROJECT Let there be light. A 62THE Victorian house is opened up and transformed to deliver the contemporary wow factor.

SOUTH Britain’s Beverly 51EXCLUSIVELY Hills. Two opportunities to live on one of the country’s most expensive streets.

Five of the best local events to visit 66EVENTS in and around the South area this month. First choices. Latest statistics 64MONEY show the first-time buyers are returning, says Duncan Farmer.

Check out the facts, figures 64MORTGAGES and interest rates in our current best buys. HOMES UPDATE International 67NEW gains. Asian and European investors are buying off-plan, reports Mark Wilkinson.

FOR SALE & TO LET WANDSWORTH, BATTERSEA, KENNINGTON, PUTNEY, WIMBLEDON, SOUTHFIELDS, BALHAM, TOOTING, CLAPHAM, STREATHAM, BARNES, COOMBE HILL, EARLSFIELD Victorian thoroughbred. Hear the clip-clop of passing horses and look out at Richmond Park from the drawing room of a villa in Kingston upon Thames.



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paradise. A five bedroom-house in a gated development off Dulwich Common is easy pitching distance from Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club.


LOWDOWN A very good 113LETTINGS year. Transaction levels and property

instructions in 2012 increased across the board in Wandsworth, reports Peter Hermon-Taylor.

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marketview It’s a new year. So why not a new home, asks Cheryl Markosky You know things are on the up when builders start wielding their hammers again. And there’s a fair number of them plying their trade south of the river. First up is Nine Elms on the South Bank, Mayor Boris’s beloved brave new world with 16,000 homes over 195 hectares smack next to the new US Embassy, Battersea Power Station and a reinvigorated New Covent Garden Market. Riverlight, six modern pavilions in landscaped gardens with riverfront walks, are on offer from St James. Prices start at about £750,000 for a two-bed, two-bath apartment, going up to £1.75 million for a three-bed, three-bath family duplex. “For those worried about builders delivering what they say they will, we’re building an owners’ lounge, gym, spa and sauna – all available from day one,” explains Kathryn McCombe, St James’s sales and marketing director (020 7870 9620). Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens (through Savills 020 8641 1840), designed by Sir Terry Farrell, will have 2000 homes in a horseshoe-shaped curve around the new US Embassy. Prices are from £399,000 for studios and £699,000 for two-bedroom flats. A good buy is a one-off one-bedroom house in Mayford Road, suggests Christopher Lewis of Savills Clapham (020 8673 4111). “At £389,900 you get a house for the price of a flat.” He’s also selling five five-bed, three-bath houses in Sisters Avenue from £1,725,000 to £1,925,000 off Clapham Common. “They have a Victorian façade, but are modern inside. The basements have been dug out, the Common’s literally a stone’s throw away and Northcote Road’s round the corner.” A bonus for bankers is the imminent opening of a new overground train link running to Canary Wharf every 15 minutes. Over in Wimbledon Village, London Square is constructing 10 three to six-bed homes from £2.5 to £4 million-plus. “Situated so close to the Common and High Street, and surrounded by recreational facilities and first-class schools, these state-of-the-art houses have generated interest from purchasers from home and abroad,” explains John Collard of Robert Holmes & Co (020 8947 9833). Adam Stackhouse, head of new homes at Marsh & Parsons (020 7368 4831), is marketing two remaining four-bedroom, three-bathroom houses at gated Page Mews, Battersea, at £1,150,000 and £1,575,000. “The level of installations typically found in Marylebone, it’s not surprising that buyers of these houses are from north of the Thames.” Marsh & Parsons is also launching a scheme of 14 flats in Tooting, with an unusual amount of outdoor space for the area.

village vibe Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward lettings manager Leigh Pay takes South on a guided tour of Tooting ATTRACTIONS Tooting has become very popular among young professionals and families in the last few years. Not only does the area offer good quality homes, but prices are also extremely competitive and the Borough of Wandsworth offers the cheapest council tax in the country. Tooting is perhaps best known for two things: Tooting Bec Lido, which at 91 metres long and 30 metres wide is Britain’s largest open-air swimming pool, and Indian food – Tooting has some of the best curry houses around! The area is incredibly diverse and the hustle and bustle of Tooting Broadway and its famous indoor market is in stark contrast to quieter Tooting Bec, which has a large common. The Furzedown area is popular with families and offers large Victorian homes and great schools.

RESTAURANTS AND PUBS There are more than 50 restaurants and bars to choose from. The Antelope is a great gastropub and was a runner-up in the 2010 Time Out awards, while The Selkirk is a fantastic pub with one of the best beer gardens around. For something more upbeat, Tooting Tram & Social, a converted tram shed, is beautifully restored and features a cavernous, chandelier-lit main bar area and smaller mezzanine.

SHOPS Tooting provides an extensive array of shops, mostly around Tooting High Street and Mitcham Road. In addition to the usual high street brands, independent retailers sell items such as clothing, electronics, DIY goods and foods from around the globe. For the larger designer stores and shopping centres, central London is a short tube ride away, or Wimbledon to the south has a number of larger chain stores.

SCHOOLS The schools in Tooting have increased tremendously in the last few years. For younger children, there’s Sellincourt, Broadwater and Penwortham Primary Schools, while for older children, Graveney is a fantastic state school where 85 per cent of pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes of A* to C in 2010. It also has specialist school status. St George’s is a renowned medical university, and a large proportion of medical students live in the area.

TOP STREETS Some really great streets cater for all tastes. Bertal Road and Avarn Road are both ideally located near to the Broadway, while Moring Road near Tooting Bec Common is very popular. Closer to Wandsworth Common, Crockerton and Dalebury Roads are highly sought after.

TRANSPORT The rail service provides overland trains to Blackfriars in 25 minutes and Waterloo in 30 minutes, and the Northern Line tube takes you to Leicester Square in 20 minutes. There’s also an impressive bus and night bus service.

LEISURE Tooting Bec Common stretches several miles across and for generations has been a traditional meeting place for local residents. Facilities include an athletics track, swimming pool, lake, sports pitches and children’s playground. In the warmer months there are regular festivals, community events and concerts. • 020 8767 2666

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South of Wandsworth Common, on the Magdalen Estate, a semi-detached family house has been significantly extended on the ground floor. An impressive kitchen, dining and family room has been created at the rear, while retaining a separate reception room at the front. The two upper floors offer four or five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a separate shower room. The secluded 70ft south-facing rear garden has secure side access to the front, as well as a studio room. The 2500 sq ft house on Herondale Avenue is set back from the road and includes off-street parking.

Report by Ben Rymer and Duncan Irens, managing partners of Rymer Irens estate agents

Rymer Irens has thoroughly enjoyed the past three-and-a-half years operating in Wandsworth Common. Some said we were crazy to open at the start of the recession, but as we had all worked in the area for many years previously, we knew what we were taking on. And what is more, it has been immensely satisfying watching the business grow over these years, and our reputation too. Wandsworth Common is also a terrific place to own an estate agency as the area offers so much for every age group. The shops, bars and restaurants create a genuine community supported by the numerous and excellent schools dotted all over the area. This was evident when we, the shop owners, hosted our first ever Bellevue Road Street Party in September. Thousands of residents descended on the road and Common, making it a day to remember. Stallholders and shop owners had a fantastic time. Variety of homes is another aspect that keeps people here, as well as attracting new residents from all over London, as there really is something for everyone. Rymer Irens has made many significant inroads over the years and the exceptionally professional service we offer has kept us busy with countless referrals – word of mouth is so important, especially


in such a close-knit community. We have sold a very large number of homes within the Magdalen Estate – a very popular area to live in mainly due to the fact that the vast majority of homes there are well proportioned, have big gardens, and often off-street parking too. Behind our Bellevue Road office, towards Balham, is another area where we have sold a very large number of homes. Bellevue Village itself, immediately behind Bellevue Road, is an area we are often involved with, and Nottingham Road, in particular, is very popular with our buyers. We have also sold seven wonderful homes in Ouseley Road alone, and countless more in and around Sarsfeld Road, Boundaries Road, and the roads in-between. Telford Park Conservation Area and close to Clapham and Streatham High School are other areas where we have had many successes. These areas have many large family houses, with great communication links for commuters. We are all excited about 2013 as not only is the beginning of a year traditionally a much busier and more active time, but we will also be opening our new office on Nightingale Lane.

Herondale Avenue, Wandsworth SW18, £1.95m, Rymer Irens 020 8767 2222

bestbites Shenagh Richardson of Savills Barnes recommends a favourite eatery. Georgina’s 56 Barnes High Street, Barnes SW13 • 020 8166 5559

celebritywatch David Beckham has delivered an emotional farewell to LA Galaxy fans after six years with the American soccer club. Meanwhile his Posh wife Victoria has been spotted checking out four luxury mansions for sale south of the river. Chauffeured between the properties in a silver Ranger Rover, the fashion designer viewed a £9m 17th century house in Richmond, a renovated £6m pad on Clapham Common, near Gordon Ramsay’s house, and an £18m Grade II listed mansion near the Thames in Richmond. One property that reportedly caught her designer eye was a £10m home in Richmond rented out last year by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Where? Right in the centre of Barnes High Street, a few hundred yards from the duck pond.


What’s it like? Georgina’s is a light and airy restaurant that provides a cosy and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a coffee and delicious shortbread biscuit, or for lunch, either for a quick daytime stop or to linger longer at the weekend. And the food? Delicious modern Mediterranean cuisine. Special favourites of mine include the caramelized onion tart with feta cheese. The restaurant also offers takeaways if you don’t have time to stop.

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Lyford Road, Wandsworth SW18 Beautiful aspect

A delightful family house of substantial proportions with off street parking and a recent full length basement conversion. 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite) , double reception room, kitchen/family room, media room, playroom/ bedroom 6, cloakroom, second kitchen, 75ft south west facing garden, off street parking. Approximately 340 sq m (3660 sq ft) 020 8682 7777

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Dorlcote Road, Wandsworth SW18 Prime road

A spectacular family house offering unbroken views across Wandsworth Common located on the much sought after “Toast Rack” with a private south facing garden. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (3 en suite), 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, downstairs cloakroom, coat room, media/ cinema room, utility room, south facing garden. Approximately 290 sq m (3,122 sqft) Freehold Asking price: £2,950,000 020 8682 7777 (WND080339)

Spencer Road, Wandsworth SW18 Magnificent house

A stunning detached residence offering a wealth of original period features, a spectacular garden and exceptional entertaining space. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, TV/ playroom, utility room, study, outside studio gym/ office, large south west facing garden, off street parking. Approximately 270 sq m (2,906 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: £3,750,000 020 8682 7777 (WND120237)

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Albion Riverside, Battersea SW11

A magnificent apartment This stunning and spacious two bedroom apartment has sweeping views over the river towards Chelsea and also over Battersea at the rear of the property. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception with balcony, kitchen, 24 hour security and concierge, one parking space. Approximately136 sq m (1,465 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £1,600,000 020 3641 5934 (RVR120229)

Albert Bridge House, Battersea SW11 Spacious apartment

A delightful two bedroom apartment in Albert Bridge House with river views and one secure underground parking. Excellent access to Battersea Park, Chelsea’s Kings Road and Sloane Square tube station. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan reception and dining area, kitchen, concierge. Approximately128 sq m (1,388 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: £1,980,000 020 3641 5934 (RVR070171)

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Grosvenor Waterside, Chelsea SW1W Contemporary apartment

With dock facing views and a stylish contemporary interior, this well located apartment in Chelsea, on the river Thames and Chelsea Bridge has 24 hour concierge as well as gym and spa on site. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception, kitchen, 2 balconies, 24 hour security and concierge. Approximately 80 sq m (870 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,250,000 020 3641 5934 (RVR120121)

Centurion Building, Battersea Park SW8

Stunning views of the Thames This beautifully presented apartment on the sixth floor has been finished to immaculate standards and has one of the best views available in this central and desirable riverside development. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan reception, kitchen and dining area, balcony, 24 hour security and concierge. Approximatley 102 sq m (1,105 sq ft) Leasehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,550,000 020 3641 5934 (RVR120214)

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Altenburg Gardens, Clapham SW11 Attractive Apartment

This superb property offers spacious and flexible accommodation and has recently been refurbished to an extremely high standard throughout whilst still retaining many original features. Located on a highly sought after road. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, reception, kitchen, front and rear garden. Approximately196 sq m (2,111 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,700,000 020 3641 5936 (RVR120212)

Cambridge Road, Battersea Park SW11

Contemporary detached house Newly refurbished to an extremely high standard. This stylish one bedroom freehold detached house benefits from under floor heating, built in television and sound system and Lutron lighting. The property also offers a terrace area. Bedroom, bathroom, open plan reception and kitchen, guest cloakroom. Approximately 71 sq m (764 sq ft) Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ674,000 020 3641 5936 (BAT120004)

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Clapham Common West Side, SW4 Great views

A handsome and well-presented Victorian family house of substantial proportions located in a popular residential area with far reaching views across Clapham Common. 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), 2/3 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, cloakroom, garden, garage. Approximately 265 sq m (2,852 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ2,650,000 020 8682 7777 (WND110038)

Ramsden Road, Nightingale Triangle SW12 Victorian home with a contemporary design

The property has been architecturally designed throughout and beautifully refurbished by the current owners to create a stylish home with well-balanced family accommodation, generous living space and an abundance of natural light. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), double reception room, kitchen/family/dining room, downstairs cloakroom, utility room, garden. Approximately 258 sq m (2,777 sq ft) Freehold Asking price: ÂŁ2,375,000 020 8682 7777 (WND070297)

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Lingfield Road, Wimbledon SW19

Ullswater Close, Kingston Vale SW15

Newly renovated modern house set over three floors on one of Wimbledon Village’s most desirable roads. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, reception room, kitchen/breakfast room, guest cloakroom, garden, garage, off street parking. Approximately 143 sq m (1,540 sq ft)

A detached house of immense style and quality. Master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms (all en suite), reception room, open plan kitchen/family/dining room, media room, utility, cloakroom, garden, parking. Approximately 351 sq m (3,778 sq ft)



Guide price: £1,365,000

Guide price: £2,250,000 020 8946 0026 020 8946 0026

Kingsmere Road, Wimbledon SW19

Coombe Park, Kingston upon Thames KT2

A family house with good lateral space. 5 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, reception room, dining room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room, separate annexe with bathroom, utility, guest cloakroom, garden, off street parking. Approximately 230 sq m (2,477 sq ft)

Master bedroom suite, 6 further bedroom (5 en suite), 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast/family room, games room, media room, gym, indoor swimming pool, utility, staff flat, garden, garage, off street parking. Approximately 978 sq m (10,528sq ft)



Guide price: £1,695,000

Guide price: £8,750,000 020 8946 0026 020 8946 0026

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Ridgway, Wimbledon SW19 1 bedroom LET flat

£1,350 per month

Kenwyn Road, Raynes Park SW20 3 bedroom terraced house £1,900 per month LET

Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19 2 bedroom flat £2,400 per month LET

Ridgway, Wimbledon SW19 1 bedroom flat

£1,350 per month

Kenwyn Road, Raynes Park SW20 £1,900 per month 3 bedroom terraced house

Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19 £2,400 per month 2 bedroom flat

LET Thornton Road, Wimbledon SW19 2 bedroom cottage £2,500 per month LET Thornton Road, Wimbledon SW19 2 bedroom cottage £2,500 per month

LET Melrose Avenue, Wimbledon SW19 5 bedroom £3,200 per month LET family house Melrose Avenue, Wimbledon SW19 £3,200 per month 5 bedroom family house



help you please contact To find outorhow we can Ruth Barr any of the help you please contact Wimbledon team. Ruth Barr or any of the  Wimbledon team.

These are just a small selection of properties let last year to excellent, quality tenants. These are just a small selection of    properties let last year to excellent, quality tenants.    020 3641 7650    020 3641 7650           


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LET Queensmere Road, Wimbledon SW19 5 bedroom £6,500 per month LET family house Queensmere Road, Wimbledon SW19 £6,500 per month 5 bedroom family house


Margin Drive, Wimbledon SW19 5 bedroom £8,750 per month LET family house

Burghley Road, Wimbledon SW19 6 bedroom family house £11,000 per month LET

Lauriston Road, Wimbledon SW19 6 bedroom family house £12,000 per month LET

Margin Drive, Wimbledon SW19 5 bedroom family house £8,750 per month

Burghley Road, Wimbledon SW19 6 bedroom family house £11,000 per month

Lauriston Road, Wimbledon SW19 6 bedroom family house £12,000 per month

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Lonsdale Road SW13 £2,999,950 This beautiful Victorian Villa is located on the desirable Lonsdale Road in Barnes. Dating back to circa 1848, this grand Victorian property offers generous living space arranged over four floors and benefits from both a manicured 40ft front garden and a stunning 78ft secluded back garden complete a raised decked area. The accommodation offers a spectacular entrance hall, an elegant double drawing room, a stylish open plan kitchen/breakfast room, five generous double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en suite). Freehold. Sole Agents.

BARNES: 020 8563 8333

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This fantastic family home arranged over three floors comprises a bright double reception room, an open plan kitchen/dining room leading out to a landscaped garden with summer house, three double bedrooms, a large single bedroom and two bathrooms. The property also benefits from off street parking for two cars.

This beautifully presented property has been finished to an exacting standard, offering exceptional contemporary living space, including an open plan kitchen/ reception room leading to a fantastic private garden, a master bedroom with excellent fitted storage and a further second double bedroom.

BARNES: 020 8563 8333

BALHAM: 020 8673 4377




Ravenswood Road SW12 £900 per week


Elm Bank Gardens SW13 £1,188 per week

Avenue Mansions SW11 £850 per week

Larkhall Rise SW4 £360 per week

Finished in a fantastic contemporary style, this ground floor apartment boasts a spacious open plan feel and communal patio area. The flat comprises a large double reception room/dining area, an open plan kitchen, a master with en suite and ample built-in storage, two furher double bedrooms and a modern bathroom.

Situated in Clapham Old Town, this fantastic apartment combines period character with modern, neutral décor. The property comprises a double reception room leading out to a pretty patio garden, a separate kitchen, bathroom and a large double bedroom with bay windows providing a wealth of natural light.

BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292

CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666

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Bracken Gardens SW13 £1,850,000




Dinsmore Road SW12 £749,000

Prairie Street SW8 £745,000

Elsley Road SW11 £695,000

Cavendish Road SW12 £695,000

Eversleigh Road SW11 £660,000



Lillian Road SW13 £1,095,000


Dornton Road SW12 £1,095,000


Muncaster Road SW11 £1,100,000


Page Mews SW11 £1,150,000


Gayville Road SW11 £1,235,000



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Larkhall Rise SW4 £1,600,000

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Weir Road SW12 £450,000

Littlebury Road SW4 £375,000

Shamrock Street SW4 £375,000

Nightingale Lane SW12 £350,000

Santley Street SW4 £350,000

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1 AN IMMACULATE FAMILY HOUSE WITH VIEWS OVER CLAPHAM COMMON clapham common west side, sw4 Drawing room ø sitting room ø playroom ø 6 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø 3 further bathrooms ø utility room ø west-facing garden ø 295 sq m (3,180 sq ft)

Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin

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Guide £2.85 million Freehold

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1 AN EXCEPTIONAL DOUBLE-FRONTED FAMILY HOUSE WITH A LANDSCAPED GARDEN thurleigh road, sw12 Drawing room ø 3 further reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 6 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø study with en suite shower room ø utility room ø cellar ø landscaped garden ø driveway ø one bedroom coach house ø 435 sq m (4,687 sq ft) Guide £4.75 million Freehold

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1 STUNNING NEW DEVELOPMENT OF FIVE CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOUSES sisters avenue, sw11 Family room ø living room ø study ø kitchen ø master bedroom suite ø 4 further bedrooms (1 with en suite shower room) ø family bathroom ø utility room ø 2 guest cloakrooms ø garden ø From 239 sq m (2,573 sq ft) to 256 sq m (2,763 sq ft)


Savills Wandsworth Robin Chatwin

020 8877 1222

Prices from £1.725 million Freehold

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A SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOUSE WITH A WEST-FACING GARDEN heslop road, sw12 Drawing room ø family room ø kitchen/dining room ø 5/6 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 dressing rooms (both en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø west-facing garden ø off-street parking ø 354 sq m (3,185 sq ft) Guide £2.75 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth


Robin Chatwin

020 8877 1222

A SENSATIONAL SEMI-DETACHED FAMILY HOUSE WITH SECURE OFF-STREET PARKING trinity road, sw18 2 reception rooms ø kitchen/family/dining room ø 5 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø family bathroom ø cellar ø utility room ø guest cloakroom ø 96ft south-west facing garden ø off-street parking ø 305 sq m (3,290 sq ft) Guide £2.55 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth Emma Seaton

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A SUPERB FAMILY HOUSE WITH A 175FT LANDSCAPED GARDEN brodrick road, sw17 Double reception room ø conservatory ø kitchen/dining room ø 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø utility room ø landscaped garden ø 229 sq m (2,468 sq ft) Guide £2.25 million Freehold

Savills Wandsworth


Robin Chatwin

020 8877 1222

AN IMMACULATE EXTENDED FAMILY HOUSE swanage road, sw18 Reception room ø media room/play area ø kitchen/ family room ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø dressing room ø store room ø utillity room ø south-west facing garden ø 246 sq m (2,654 sq ft) Guide £1.85 million Freehold

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Double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 3 bedrooms (2 en suite) ø further bathroom ø utility room ø west-facing garden ø 161 sq m (1,739 sq ft)

Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø guest cloakroom ø south-west facing garden ø 134 sq m (1,444 sq ft)

Guide £1.5 million Freehold

Guide £950,000 Freehold



Savills Wandsworth 020 8673 4111

Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222



Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 2 double bedrooms ø bathroom ø garden ø 107 sq m (1,158 sq ft)

Open plan kitchen/reception room ø bedroom ø bathroom ø communal secure gated entrance ø 49 sq m (528 sq m)

Guide £822,500 Freehold

Guide £325,000 Leasehold

Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111

Savills Battersea 020 3402 1900

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Double reception room ø family room ø open plan kitchen ø 5 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø utility room ø 95ft south-facing garden ø 224 sq m (2,415 sq ft)

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 2 balconies ø underground parking space ø 10th floor ø 118 sq m (1,278 sq ft)

Guide £1.85 million Freehold

Guide £1.1 million Leasehold



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Double reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø loft room ø cellar ø garden ø 197 sq m (2,130 sq ft)

Open plan kitchen/reception room ø 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø roof terrace ø 63 sq m (688 sq ft)

Guide £1.1 million Freehold

Guide £590,000 Leasehold

Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222

Savills Clapham 020 8673 4111

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Double reception room ø study area ø kitchen/ dining room ø 5 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø further bathroom ø cellar ø south-facing garden ø 237 sq m (2,558 sq ft)

Reception room ø dining room ø kitchen/family room ø 4 bedrooms (1 en suite) ø 2 further bathrooms ø utility room ø garden ø 202 sq m (2,176 sq ft)

Guide £1.95 million Freehold

Guide £1.7 million Freehold



Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222

Savills Battersea 020 3402 1900



Double reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø cellar ø garden ø 224 sq m (2,418 sq ft)

Drawing room ø 2 further reception rooms ø kitchen/dining room ø 4/5 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 67ft south-west facing garden ø off-street parking ø 244 sq m (2,628 sq ft)

Guide £1.7 million Freehold

Guide £1.7 million Freehold

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7 bedrooms ø 4 reception rooms ø open plan kitchen/reception room ø 4 bathrooms ø garden ø 464 sq m (4,994 sq ft)

7 bedrooms ø 3 reception rooms ø open plan kitchen/dining room ø 3 bathrooms ø garden ø 430 sq m (4,628 sq ft)

£2,195 per week Unfurnished

£1,495 per week Unfurnished



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Savills Clapham 020 8772 6989



4 bedrooms ø reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 2 bathrooms ø garden ø 163 sq m (1,750 sq ft)

2 bedrooms ø reception room ø open plan kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø garden ø 81 sq m (871 sq ft)

£650 per week Unfurnished

£495 per week Unfurnished

Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 4820

Savills Clapham 020 8772 6989

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1 A TRULY STUNNING APARTMENT OVERLOOKING THE THAMES albert bridge road, sw11 3 bedrooms ø reception room ø dining room ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony ø 2 off-street parking spaces ø 134 sq m (1,442 sq ft)

Savills Battersea Clare Neville

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Keeping you informed about property news and events in your area

Recycling wealth After three-and-a-half years of price growth, prime London house prices are likely to see a brief period of little or no growth, according to Savills forecasts. This slowdown comes on the back of high price rises since 2009, which have completely bucked the trend in the rest of the country and leave prime central London values 22 per cent above their 2007 peak. “Prime London is an equity-driven, volatile market which experiences regular, short-lived adjustments when it is fullyvalued,” says Yolande Barnes, director of Savills world research. “After such strong growth, we now expect prices to plateau in 2013. Increased taxation, including the stamp duty levy, strengthening sterling and a weakened global economic outlook could all provide catalysts for a slowdown, but the fundamentals in prime London remain strong so we expect that growth will resume in 2014.” London remains a major world city destination for real asset investment and this is likely to continue after the brief lull expected in 2013. Prime central London is expected to outperform all other market sectors over the mid term, with price

growth totalling 26 per cent by the end of 2017. Beyond the prime central locations, London’s other prime markets have traditionally been more heavily dependent on domestic wealth generation, particularly in the past from the financial sector. Prices have recently been boosted by a recycling of domestic wealth from buyers reluctant to relocate out to the commuter zone and some displacement of international wealth from prime central London. Prime property values in areas such as south-west and north London are now 12 per cent above their previous peak levels. They are expected to plateau in 2013, rise by 3.5 per cent in 2014 and grow by 22.1 per cent by the end of 2017. “In the absence of significant new City wealth generation, we expect these prime outer London locations to be increasingly reliant on the displacement of wealth from prime central London,” says Barnes. Evidence of this trend is already clear in Fulham, for example, where international buyers now account for around 44 per cent of the market compared to just 20 per cent two years ago.

“We expect prime outer London locations to be increasingly reliant on the displacement of wealth from prime central London” Yolande Barnes, Savills

Thousands of new jobs – and 450 trees Wandsworth Council has set out its long-term vision for the borough aiming to provide thousands of new jobs and the new transport infrastructure needed to support a growing population. The document will be handed to Mayor Boris Johnson, who has asked local authorities to help him produce a 2020 Vision for the capital. Meanwhile 450 trees are being planted across Wandsworth this winter to enhance its reputation as the greener borough.

Truepenny’s trustworthy Truepenny’s property consultants launched its new Clapham office on trendy Abbeville Road with an official opening and champagne reception on December 3. The office is the independent, boutique-style estate agency’s second and follows the success of its East Dulwich office on Lordship Lane. Clapham was launched with a special offer of 0 per cent on the first 10 instructions received before December 31. Chosen for its associations of honesty and trustworthiness, the name Truepenny’s comes from the maternal grandfather of company director Ryan Vella (pictured). More information on 020 8675 1762 or visit www.

Santa’s in the boardroom The boardroom at Hamptons was transformed into Santa’s Grotto in December during the big switch-on of the Northcote Road Christmas lights. Manager Jonathan Dyson said the event was an epic success, with a huge queue to see Santa and almost 1000 people through the office in three hours. Hamptons helpers went through 500 balloons, two tanks of helium, and 400 Christmas gifts, also raising funds for charity.

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Lettings team is expanding Demand for rental property in South-West London is increasing, particularly from young professionals and sharers. One and two-bedroom flats are now commanding the highest prices at around £29 per square foot and yields of 4 per cent or more, according to Savills statistics. To satisfy the increasing demand, Savills is expanding its South-West lettings teams. Clare Neville (top picture) from the Savills Clapham office has been appointed to head lettings in Battersea, Nathan Yendle (middle) joins Savills Clapham as the new head of lettings, and Zeenat Hussein (also pictured) joins Savills Wimbledon as a lettings negotiator. Wimbledon office has also employed a lettings coordinator to ensure the smooth running of the team, who are seeing increasing market activity particularly in properties of between £1800 and £3000 per month. Angharad Gabriel, head of Savills South West London lettings, said: “I am thrilled to announce our expansion in Wimbledon, Clapham and Battersea, and we are also expanding Barnes and Wandsworth and moving premises to a larger site in Chiswick. We will have 10 offices in the South West in 2013.” “Landlords want honesty and reliability above everything, and that means accurate rental pricing, finding high quality tenants, and then managing and maintaining the property to a high level. It is not all about the highest rental price and the lowest fee.”

“It’s not all about the highest rental price and the lowest fee” Angharad Gabriel, Savills Lettings

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What are you expecting in the property market during 2013? Sam Sproston partner
Knight Frank Wandsworth and Clapham The Knight Frank research department are forecasting further growth, however this is more than likely going to be modest in 2013, a prediction we agree with at grass roots level. After a very strong start to 2012, the second half of the year saw a slowing at the top end. This could be because buyers wanting to purchase through company structures are waiting to see what potential changes to government policy may arise, and the continuing debate over a possible mansion tax rolls on. That aside, Wandsworth and Clapham is predominantly a family area and upsizing and downsizing usually drives the market. We expect an increase in transactions in 2013 and increased confidence in the long-term future of the market. 

Emma Seaton, director of Savills Wandsworth Here at Savills in Wandsworth, we have some fantastic and active buyers as more and more people are coming out of rented accommodation. The market around £1 million continues to be the busiest, although we are seeing increasing activity at the top end as buyers come to accept the £2 million stamp duty charge. While the rumour is that City bonuses are not going to be as large as usual this year, the general outlook for the economy is positive and we expect that this will be reflected in the property market. With the stabilisation of prices, active buyers and some fantastic properties that we are about to launch to the market, we are expecting a busy start to 2013.

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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.

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Crieff Road, SW18 A large family home with room for the new owner to do their own cosmetic and internal work. In a fantastic location which is close to local schools and amenities, this four bedroom family home is in one of the best areas in South West London.

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Dorset Road, SW19 Located on a popular tree lined road is this semi detached four bedroom family home with a private driveway for two cars. There is also a reception room, dining room, luxurious kitchen, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A truly fabulous rental property.

ÂŁ809Â per week WIMBLEDON 020 3195 9111

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Weir Road, SW12 This wonderful house is located close to Balham High Road and Balham Tube Station. It is in wonderful condition throughout and would be ideal for a family. The property has four bedrooms, kitchen/ dining room, reception room, four double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Bursting with character Substantial property Mount Ephraim Lane, SW16 A five bedroom, two bathroom home that has been beautifully renovated and stylishly designed. It would be the perfect family home situated close to Tooting Bec Common and surrounded by large homes in a wonderful family orientated area. The property is in immaculate condition, is extremely sizeable and has a beautiful garden.

ÂŁ799,950Â Freehold STREATHAM 020 8677 9900

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Wonderful condition Sabine Road, SW11

Located in the beautiful Shaftesbury Estate this two bedroom cottage is in immaculate condition throughout and has been lovingly looked after by the current owners. The house is bright, airy and boasts lots of character, it would be ideal for a young family or professional couple.

ÂŁ625,000Â Freehold BATTERSEA 020 7924 2255

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Hyde Farm Estate

Victorian maisonette Midmoor Road, SW12 This ground floor Victorian maisonette is located in the Hyde Farm Estate a very popular area of Balham. The property has three bedrooms, one of which has doors leafing to a garden, to the rear there is a kitchen and a reception room once again with doors leading to the private garden.

ÂŁ465,000Â Leasehold BALHAM 020 8675 6565

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Period features Mantilla Road, SW17

A lovely four double bedroom Victorian home which is close to the amenities of Tooting High Street and Tooting Bec Tube Station. As well as four bedrooms the property also has a large reception room with period fireplace, a large kitchen breakfast room, bathroom, study and private garden.

ÂŁ650Â per week TOOTING 020 8767 0522

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Bournemouth Road, SW19 This stylish and immaculately presented three bedroom family home is located on a quiet residential road in Wimbledon, SW19. This is a stunning home which offers a wealth of entertaining and living space, a bright and airy reception room with wooden floors and a large kitchen with access onto a private garden. There are also three bedrooms, a family bathroom and downstairs cloakroom. ÂŁ553Â per week 48 Jacksons DPS 7.indd 1

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Shaftesbury Estate

Lovely house Eversleigh Road, SW11

A mid terraced Victorian house located in the wonderful Shaftesbury Estate, this house is in incredible internal condition and is wonderfully bright and airy throughout. The home has three double bedrooms, double reception room, kitchen breakfast room, garden and a bathroom.

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Beautifully styled 4 bed townhouse on Camberwell’s most historic grove. Every modern convenience is at your fingertips, from the audio system to the integrated wine cooler. Camberwell grove is famous for having some outstanding examples of regency and Georgian architecture. Add the superb train connections, excellent schools and boho local amenities for the full, splendid story.

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Two chances to live on Britain’s Beverly Hills Set in Oxshott’s exclusive Crown Estate, Chartwell House stands on Leys Road, dubbed Britain’s Beverly Hills and last year’s number 13 – behind Hyde Park Gardens – on the Lloyds TSB list of the most expensive streets in England and Wales. This magnificent new architect-designed mansion by Churchill Properties, developer of high-end homes in Surrey and Kent, offers grand proportions of luxurious living space totalling around 10,300 sq ft. Its imposing exterior combines with high-spec home comforts and state-of-the-art systems inside. A galleried reception hall features marble flooring and marble staircase, and the bespoke kitchen and breakfast room is by family-run design company Kitchen Culture of nearby Esher. Generous ground floor receptions – drawing room, dining room, sitting room and study – and a cinema and games room cater for grand-scale entertaining. The first floor master bedroom suite has its own sitting room and roof terrace, and there are five more bedrooms on the first and second floors. An indoor swimming pool complex has changing facilities, steam and shower room, and concertina doors to the south-easterly-facing entertaining terrace of natural stone.

Professionally landscaped gardens and grounds planted with mature trees, shrubs, hedges and lawns extend to around 0.7 acres. You reach the house through solid wooden gates with brick piers onto a sweeping driveway leading to the parking area and garaging for two cars. For sale next door at a slightly lower price is another Churchill property, Blenheim House, with similar highspec living space and facilities. London Waterloo is less than 40 minutes from Oxshott station. Chartwell House, Leys Road, Oxshott, Surrey, guide price £6.75m; Blenheim House (bottom left) £6.65m; Savills 01372 461900, Knight Frank 020 7861 1378

“Chartwell House represents a truly magnificent and opulent home, featuring the latest technologies and the highest quality materials” Trevor Kearney, Savills Cobham

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Regency era The story of Crescent Grove is told in the publication A Regency Survival in Clapham, a history of the privately owned estate by author and long-term resident Hermione Hobhouse. Built in the 1820s, this showcase of the Regency architectural era was originally developed by Francis Child as an investment for himself and his family. On one side stands The Crescent, featuring Bloomsburystyle terraced houses, and on the other is The Grove, nine pairs of semi-detached properties linked by twostoried coach houses. Individual houses are now Grade II listed set in a designated conservation area off Clapham Common South Side. Currently for sale on this unique estate is a four-bedroom house with neighbouring two-bedroom coach house. The main property includes three bathrooms (two en suite), three receptions, cinema and media room, and a Siematic kitchen and family room. The coach house is connected by an internal door but has a private entrance and could easily be separated completely. With off-street parking, the main house has a raised ground floor entrance that opens into a wide hallway. A reception room with intricate ceiling plasterwork and marble fireplace is currently used as a studio and office. A contemporary-design double reception on the first floor has a front balcony overlooking the central gardens. There’s a walled garden with irrigation and lighting systems, and the coach house features a sitting room with glass doors to a patio. Crescent Grove’s gardens include a bench in memory of Bob and Betty Bates, residents from the late 1940s to 2003 who were dedicated to the estate’s conservation and improvement. Crescent Grove, Clapham SW4, £3.5m, Knight Frank 020 8682 7777

“This freehold property overlooks a beautifully maintained central garden and retains a wealth of original features, while offering generous living and entertaining space” Sam Sproston, Knight Frank

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Kitchen and conservatory lead the way to relaxation Glass doors of the smart conservatory open out into an impressive landscaped garden – 175ft in length – designed to provide a series of different sitting and relaxation areas, surrounded by the calming foliage of mature trees and shrubs. The large kitchen, dining and family room on the lower ground floor of this three-bedroom house in Brodrick Road, Wandsworth, has French windows leading to stone steps in the garden. This level also has a utility room, off the conservatory. Currently offering almost 2500 sq ft of inside space, the property once had plans to extend and create a five-to six-bedroom home with a kitchen diner, two more bedrooms and a shower room on the lower ground floor, with access to a small courtyard. Planning consent has now lapsed but you can still take a look at the drawings. On the raised ground floor, an elegant L-shaped drawing room has high ceilings and a dual aspect. The first floor contains two double bedrooms and the top floor has been converted to provide a master bedroom with high ceilings, exposed brickwork and built-in

wardrobe. Double doors lead to a grand en suite bathroom – with bath and shower. South of Wandsworth Common, Brodrick Road is also handy for the amenities of Bellevue Road with its selection of shops and restaurants, including Bruce Poole’s award-winning, Michelin-starred Chez Bruce. Nearest transport is Wandsworth Common mainline station or Tooting Bec tube. Brodrick Road, Wandsworth SW17, £2.25m, Savills 020 8673 4111

“This superb family house with a beautifully landscaped garden is on a popular residential road close to Wandsworth Common” Emma Seaton, Savills

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New office head for Wandsworth Sam Sproston starts the New Year taking the reins from Luke Pender-Cudlip as the new head of the Knight Frank Wandsworth and Clapham office. Luke is heading home to the West Country to captain the Knight Frank Sherbourne office after 6 successful years firmly establishing the Knight Frank brand in Wandsworth. Sam has banked some serious property selling experience throughout London spanning two decades. He began his career in Clapham Old Town and then moved north of the river to St John’s Wood selling high calibre residential property. Since moving south he has played a major part in delivering noteworthy results amongst the prime Wandsworth market setting numerous £1000+ per square foot records. With his charismatic, knowledgeable and honest approach to property matters he has earned a prominent reputation in advising on and selling prime Wandsworth property. Sam is thrilled to be leading an already respected and successful team and is focused to continue achieving market leading results and delivering unrivalled client care. His old school values and modern mind set should help Knight Frank become the agent of choice for vendors in Wandsworth and Clapham. Sam is backed by a heavy weight global brand which is celebrated for its high standards of quality and integrity in all aspects of property consultancy. Having grown up in Westover Road and lived both between the commons and close to Battersea Park he has settled in SW11. His passions are sports based largely as an avid spectator due to a serious knee injury which ended his possible Rugby career. The highlight of his time on the pitch was playing in the Champions league for the Universidad de Malaga. Now he very much enjoys being an epicure, expanding his wine cellar and finding the best local produce for his kitchen. He loves to travel with recent trips to both coasts of the US, Greece, Abu Dhabi and Sydney. South America and India next on the hit list! When he is not jetting across the world collecting wines and spices you can find him milling around Northcote Road. He is very excited about what 2013 and beyond may bring and looks forward to discussing any rugby, wine, food or indeed property related questions! Knight Frank Wandsworth and Clapham, T: 020 8682 7777, E:

Welcome to Becky The Wandsworth and Clapham Knight Frank office warmly welcomes the addition Becky Manwaring to the team after establishing herself at our Wimbledon branch as a top performer. With 8 years’ experience starting in Sevenoaks, Kent she is the perfect addition to the already successful and growing sales team. Becky will be concentrating on the sale of flats and houses from £500,000 to £1,250,000. Demand for Knight Frank expertise in this price range has grown considerably over the last few years as vendors have come to realise that exceptional results and a high level of customer service is offered through using us. We have no doubt Becky will be a huge success and help drive us on through 2013 and beyond.

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Double fronted family house A substantial six bedroom Victorian property which has been expertly renovated and stylishly presented throughout. Ideal for a growing family being adjacent to Wandsworth Common and numerous exceptional schools, this represents a wonderful long term rental opportunity. Ouseley Road SW12, ÂŁ1,300 per week, Jacksons Balham 020 8675 6565

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close to common

Stunning house A beautiful house located within a short walk of Wandsworth Common, it is in fabulous internal condition and would be a marvellous family home for anyone looking to live near the hustle and bustle of Bellevue Road. The house has six bedrooms, two reception rooms, two bathrooms and many other features. Tunley Road SW17, ÂŁ1,125,000 Freehold, Jacksons Wandsworth Common 020 8672 9077

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Natural light floods in to deliver the wow factor A clever undertaking means the best of both worlds – Victorian on the outside and contemporary indoors, says Cheryl Markosky “Pushing the boundaries created something extraordinary,” says Robin Chatwin, head of Savills Wandsworth, speaking of the developer/owner’s determination to produce an exceptional four-storey semi-detached family house in Nicosia Road. Bombed during the Second World War, the redbrick Victorian house in Wandsworth was rebuilt on a vacant lot in the Seventies. Nothing much had been done to it since, so it was time for it to become the place where a family could reside happily again. It took a year to get planning consent to excavate the basement, knock down internal walls, open out the back and reconfigure the layout, more than doubling the size to over 5000 square feet. “As good as they look on the outside, Victorian houses have split landings and lots of little rooms you can’t use well,” explains the owner. The key is to get as much natural light into the house as possible, he believes, through light-wells, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling and south-facing windows. “This house is now so flooded with natural light you can get away with having no lights on during the day.” For those concerned about the cost of hiring a

lighting specialist to come up with the best way to illuminate your home, the owner suggests you might be best placed to get a good builder to tackle these issues. “Otherwise, layers of costs are added and it can make your electrician and project manager’s jobs more difficult.” Mega-subterranean basement projects, the archaeological digs of the property world, are common in these parts, adding essential and valuable living space. The new lower-ground storey transforms Nicosia Road entirely, with a large family/media/play room, good-sized home office (that could be used as a bedroom), additional bedroom and self-contained annexe (ideal for granny, nanny or manny). “The trick to using basement space properly is to make it utilitarian, putting in the utility room, engine room for technology and other things you don’t want to see upstairs. Or, make it feel like part of the house and not an extension,” suggests the owner. Luckily, he’s opted for the latter, and although you’re technically ‘below ground’, you wouldn’t know it. The owner’s favourite zone is the master bedroom

“It’s a real ‘wow’ house built by someone with knowledge and experience” Robin Chatwin, head of Savills Wandsworth

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suite running over the entire first floor. He’s also rightly proud of the ‘substantial’ guest bedrooms, sorting out ornamental stonework out front (a good way to keep neighbours onside, he points out) and 21st century must-haves such as oak flooring, underfloor heating, modern sound installation and computer networks. “It’s a real ‘wow’ house, built by someone with the knowledge and experience required to do something on this scale,” says Chatwin. He finds most buyers want something now and don’t want to wait, which makes this the ideal purchase. “Besides, build costs have risen, and you could easily spend £120,000 a year to rent while you do the work.” So, what are you waiting for?


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First choices


January is often a time when individuals reflect on the excesses of the festive period and tighten their belts, both around the midriff and financially.   Through 2012, while lenders were increasing standard variable rate (SVR) and your monthly repayments, the cost of mortgages – in particular fixed rate – was falling. If you are on SVR or coming to the end of your current offer, then it is worth reviewing your mortgage. If someone offered you £50 or £100 a month every month, you’d take it.  So why not spend time shopping around or use a mortgage broker to see if you are eligible for a better deal that could save you money?

Statistics show first-time buyers are back, reports Duncan Farmer

Mark Harris, SPF Private Clients


HSBC is launching a direct-only two-year fixed rate of 1.99 per cent for buyers with deposits of at least 40 per cent of the purchase price. The lender is also cutting rates on a number of existing two and five-year mortgage deals. A two-year fixed rate of up to 60 per cent loan-tovalue is now available at 2.49 per cent, down by 0.30 per cent, and with a £599 fee. A five-year fixed rate is available at 3.19 per cent, down by 0.10 per cent with a £499 fee, while a fee-free option is available at 3.39 per cent, down by 0.10 per cent. “While there remains a low expectation of bank base rate increasing in the near future, it has been a week of surprises at the Bank of England and as yet we don’t know whether the new Governor will bring a change of heart within the monetary policy committee,” says HSBC head of mortgages Peter Dockar. “We have seen increasing numbers of customers seeking the security of a fixed rate and I expect this trend to continue. With the security of our retail deposit funding, HSBC is committed to offering competitive rates to benefit our customers.”

Latest mortgage statistics reveal that in the past three months 10,000 first-time buyers took out a loan to buy a house or flat in London – that’s the highest number for three years. While overseas buyers have been credited with pumping vast amounts of cash into prime London property since the credit crunch, news that home-grown firsttime buyers are back will help to keep the city’s market ahead of the problems seen in the rest of the country. London’s housing market is unique: at 50 per cent, the level of home ownership is the lowest in the UK, yet because the city is so large it has nevertheless accounted for 28 per cent of the value of all first-time buyer lending in the UK over the past year. First-time buyers here are also better off. Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that the average young buyer in London puts down a deposit of 25 per cent, compared with 20 per cent in the rest of the country. Bearing in mind that the capital’s house prices are much higher than elsewhere in the UK, this is no mean feat. First-time buyers are older in London (with an average age of 31) compared with the rest of the UK (average age 29) and therefore have more time to build

Current Best Buy Mortgages

Fixed Rates/Hybrid Rate-Tracker followed by Fix

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savings and get better-paid jobs. Parental assistance is also greater here. Recent estimates indicate that only 28 per cent of first-time buyers in London bought without help from their parents, compared with 34 per cent in the UK overall. Their incomes in the capital are higher too. The average first-time buyer household in London had an income of £50,000 compared with £34,000 in the rest of the country. They borrowed an average of 3.5 times their income with mortgage payments typically consuming 21.3 per cent of net income, compared with figures in the rest of the UK where the average income multiple amounted to 3.25, and 20.1 per cent of income was taken by mortgage payments. First-time buyers in London make up a larger proportion of the total mortgage market – around 50 per cent compared with 40 per cent in the UK overall, reflecting demographics in London where there tend to be more young people of a typical first-time buyer age. The news that this sector of the market is not only holding its own but is growing is great news for people looking to buy and sell throughout the whole of the London market. Foreign money is still coming in, but this stronger support at the very bottom of the market will give the whole property ladder more support and sustainability.






Fixed until 31/01/15



Co-operative Bank


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Leeds BS


Fixed until 31/01/18


2.99% then 3.99%

Tracker until 31/12/17 then Fix until 31/12/17

Max. LTV



Product Fee

Exit Fee




3% until 31/01/15. 10% overpayments allowerd p.a. without penalty

£1995 arrangement fee


Mx £1.5m. Free valuation and legal service fro remortgages




5/4/3/2/1% until 28/02/18. 10% overpayments allowed p.a. without penalty

£195 non-refundable booking fee. £849 arrangement fee


Mx £1m





5/5/4/3/2% until 31/01/18. 10% overpayments allowed p.a. without penalty

£199 non-refundable booking fee. £300 arrangement fee


Mx £500k





3% until 31/12/17. 10% overpayments allowed p.a. without penalty

£999 Arrangement Fee


Mx loan £1m

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Clearance sale bargains It might be rare for banks and building societies to hold sales, but Abbey has just held a seven-day clearance sale of cheap money through its network of brokers. Its best offer was a two-year fixed rate loan at 2.89 per cent available for buyers with deposits of at least 25 per cent of their purchase price. The mortgage, which went on sale at the beginning of December, had a £995 fee and a maximum loan size of £1million and was available to homebuyers and remortgage customers. In November Abbey for Intermediaries launched a 1.99 per cent two-year fixed rate, which was available for only seven days, so such sales may be a regular event, but as the deals are available only through its approved agents, anyone hoping to cash in should contact a broker. Abbey has also launched two loans for first-time buyers with only ten per cent to put down: a 4.79 per cent three-year fixed rate up to 90 per cent LTV with no fee which is available to first-time buyers only. There is also a tracker version of the product priced at 4.29 per cent above base rate.


FINANCE? Whether you are buying your first home, next home or need to remortgage, look no further than SPF Private Clients for specialist mortgage advice. Call SPF Private Clients on

0870 900 7762 for more information

Regain your mortgage appetite There are signs that the market weakness of recent months may be coming to an end, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. It estimates that total gross lending recovered to £12.9 billion in October, which would reverse the sharp dip reported for September, and imply that lending was 4 per cent higher than the year earlier. House purchase and remortgage activity are both likely to have picked up in October, in keeping with the underlying improvement in Bank of England approvals data over recent months. The CML believes that special factors have distorted the monthly pattern of house purchase activity, but the underlying picture appears to have settled into a pattern of modest year-on-year growth. Over recent months the cumulative effect of increases in standard variable rates by some mortgage firms and more competitive mortgage deals – on the back of better funding conditions – appears to have re-kindled some remortgaging appetite. It says that one important development for the market is that the upward pressure on new mortgage rates – evident during the first half of year – has shown signs of abating in recent months.





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Max. LTV




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Yorkshire BS


2.09% over base until 31/12/14





3% until 31/12/14. 10% overpayments allowed p.a. without penalty



2.59% over base for term







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Mx £500k

£195 booking fee. £800 arrangement fee


Mx £1m. Rate collar at 2.59%

£599 Booking fee


Mx £1m

Product Fee

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Where do you live?

Aside from property, what’s your most expensive purchase?


What and where was your first London home? Rowena Crescent, Battersea.

A rather special piece of art.

Football, rugby or cricket?

None. For me it’s all about the golf.

Dine in, takeaway, or cook at home?

How do you relax?

Cook at home – I used to be a chef.

The word ‘relax’ is not really in my vocabulary!

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Which living person do you most admire and why?

Having my daughter, Jemima.

Favourite open space in London? Wandsworth Common.

In a professional capacity Robin Chatwin (of Savills), but otherwise it has the be The Queen.

secret agent

What is your most treasured possession? My engagement ring.

What is your favourite book? Monday to Friday Man by Alice Peterson

Name Emma Seaton Agent Savills Position Director

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Giant Chocolate Buttons.

southevents 2 Five of this month’s best local events for your diary...



UNTIL 13 JAN Have a right royal time gliding round the ice at King Henry VIII’s old stomping ground. The palace is lit up after sundown, and you can recover in the Ice Bar and Café. www.



17 JAN Playing here for the first time, The Hobos from Brixton bring you travelling folk music with twinges of bluegrass, described as ‘beauteous sharptongued acoustica’.


24 & 25 JAN Singing soul in Streatham, this multi-talented singer songwriter and producer has worked with the likes of Tina Turner, Gorillaz, Tori Amos, Roberta Flack and Madonna.



26 JAN Take the plunge in the fifth year of these championships. Join, or just watch, 400 swimmers in freezing conditions, from head-up breastroke to 450-metre endurance race.


BRITISH WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS EXHIBITION HORNIMAN MUSEUM UNTIL 24 FEB From a jellyfish in the icy waters off Scotland to a brown hare’s early morning adventure in Norfolk, this exhibition shows the rich diversity of wildlife living in Britain today.

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New homes update Special report by Mark Wilkinson, partner, Knight Frank New Homes The central London property market continues to be very attractive for international buyers. London is one of the financial capitals of the world, and benefits from significant diversity and service provision. Some of the principal reasons for international investors buying in central London include the favourable exchange rate, the relatively benign tax regime, political and economic stability, good education provision, a safe haven for investment and flight capital, and a mature market with robust and positive medium-long-term growth prospects. While there will inevitably be changes to the exchange rate and the tax regime over time, the fundamental attractiveness of London does not look as though it will diminish any time soon. As globalisation marches on, international travel becomes more accessible, and as individuals’ wealth increases, London has fast become a truly global city. Five years ago, Knight Frank sold property in London to 31 different nationalities; this year, we have sold to 63 nationalities.

At the moment, Asian and European buyers are dominant in buying off-plan apartments in prime central London. Over time, as other overseas markets develop and become more affluent, it seems more than likely that they will follow suit, seeking to buy their own slice of London. So what does this mean for the residential markets in South London? Because demand for property in central London is now global, the ‘trickle-down’ effect should result in stable or increased pricing throughout wider London. Relative to central London, Zones 2 to 5 become increasingly attractive because of their relative affordability. We are already seeing some international interest in schemes outside central London, but in these locations it is still the domestic market that prevails. Those already owning property should benefit from increased demand with robust and increasing pricing. Those considering buying property should take some comfort that this city represents probably the safest place to invest in the country, with a strong likelihood of positive growth over the medium to long term. Knight Frank forecasts growth of more than 19 per cent in prime outer London over the next five years. And talk to countless

international investors and you’ll hear that it’s their global destination of choice for property investment. Knight Frank currently marketing Olympic Mews in Wandsworth, a unique development of six refurbished apartments and three round timber eco-homes. Marketing was recently launched and completion is imminent. Apartments range in price from £310,000 to £435,000 and houses from £930,000 to £1.6m. We are also marketing Gabriella Park Gardens, a redevelopment of the Grade II listed Normansfield Hospital in Teddington. The scheme comprises 89 apartments, and phase one includes a mixture of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and two lodge houses. First completions are under way, and prices range from £415,000 to £1,375,000. Olympic Mews (top left), Wandsworth SW18, apartments £310,000 to £435,000, houses £930,000 to £1.6m, Knight Frank 020 8682 7777 Gabriella Park Gardens (top right), Kingston Road, Teddington, from £415,000 to £1,375,000, Knight Frank 020 8939 2800

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BITE INTO APPLE Apple Grove is a local niche developer’s eco-friendly gated scheme of two fourbedroom detached houses and two two-bedroom apartments on Orchard Road, St Margarets. Constructed using timber cladding and frames, the development has a sedum roof, reducing urban heat island effects and surface run-off from rainfall. Solar roof panels add to the property’s eco credentials. With floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, these high-spec contemporary homes offer fully integrated designer kitchens by Living Interiors, and solid oak doors and flooring to the main living areas. The 1400 sq ft houses include large landscaped gardens, and all properties have private parking, a glass-encased balcony or outside space, and a 10-year building warranty. Apple Grove, Orchard Road, St Margarets TW1, from £425,000 two-bed apartment to £775,000 fourbed house, Featherstone Leigh 020 8744 0595

Cavendish class Henry Cavendish was a British philosopher and scientist who lived near Clapham Common in the late 18th century. His memory lives on at the Cavendish Building, a new development on Clapham’s Dragmore Street. The apartment building contains 120 one and twobedroom apartments – 30 available for private buyers – and forms part of the regeneration of the 150-acre Clapham Park estates by Metropolitan Clapham Park. David Jubb of Savills said: “Clapham Park benefits from one of the largest regeneration projects in London, where nearly 2400 new homes, shops and open spaces are planned, and the Cavendish Building

is the latest release of spacious apartments.” Overlooking landscaped gardens, eight onebedroom and 22 two-bedroom contemporary apartments now for sale contain a high-quality fully fitted kitchen, and a large balcony or terrace. All the apartments feature natural oak flooring and are designed to meet the criteria set out in the Lifetime Homes Standards. The Cavendish Building will be ready for occupancy this spring. The Cavendish Building, Clapham Park SW4, from £250,000, Savills 020 3320 8220

Top gong winner Octagon’s latest flagship development, Kingswood Warren Park, won the top gong for Best Luxury Development at the 2012 What House? Awards, Oscars of the UK new homes industry. Set in 19 acres of parkland, Kingswood Warren Park features a centrepiece Gothic mansion, former home to titled squires, then briefly a ladies’ finishing school, and most recently a BBC research centre. The development contains 14 classically designed five-bedroom detached houses, each sitting in up to an acre of landscaped gardens. The Victorian mansion is currently undergoing full renovation and conversion into eight high-spec apartments. All properties offer underfloor heating, bespoke crafted kitchens with Miele appliances, and luxury bathrooms. Kingswood Warren Park, Woodland Way, Kingswood, Surrey, mansion apartments £650,000 to £1.95m, five-bedroom detached houses from £2.5m, Octagon 020 8619 2211

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home will buy... compare the smoke


Wandsworth: Overlooking a bowling green, this sixbedroom house has off-street parking and a 75ft rear garden. Knight Frank 020 8682 7777

the burbs


Esher: Keep warm by original Louis XIV fireplaces at this five-bedroom 1860s house, with pool complex and sauna. Savills 01372 461900

the sticks


At Sheraton Law in Clapham Old Town you will find a very professional attentive service tailor made to your individual requirements. This has been so for over the 30 years that we have been successfully dealing in properties around the Clapham, Battersea, Balham and Brixton areas. Sheraton Law is a specialist firm of estate agents with an expert knowledge of the Clapham and surrounding areas. We don’t believe in the commission fuelled culture of multi branch corporate agents but believe instead in traditional values of courtesy, integrity and attention mixed with the latest advances in technology to provide an unparalleled service attaining the optimum results for you the Client. For more information: ■ 020 7627 5566

East Grinstead: A grand 1950s mansion in an elevated rural location has planning consent for an indoor pool complex. Knight Frank 020 7861 1505

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Wandsworth Battersea Kennington Putney Wimbledon Southfields Balham Clapham Tooting Streatham Barnes Coombe Hill Earlsfield

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Clapham Common West Side, SW4 A rare and unusual development opportunity to acquire a substantial property that is currently arranged as three two bedroom flats. Ideal for either a rental investor or purchaser looking to create a house of their own style and specification, this imposing Victorian residence is set back from the road and features high ceilings, good sized rooms, neutral decor and fabulous views across the green open space of Clapham Common.

ÂŁ2,300,000 Freehold 6 Bedrooms 4 Reception Rooms 4 Bathrooms Period, Terraced Garden Development Potential

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Battersea & Wandsworth Lettings 020 7458 4253

Eland Road, SW11 A beautifully refurbished Victorian family home, offering four good sized double bedrooms, a spacious double reception, eat-in kitchen and stunning west facing garden.

ÂŁ895 per week Unfurnished Eat-in Kitchen Double reception 4 Double bedrooms En-Suite West Facing Garden

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Balham Sales 020 3285 7744

Lewin Road, SW16 A truly stunning and immaculately presented 6 bedroom semi-detached house, offering nearly 4,000 sq/ft of living space and located just a short walk from Streatham Common.

ÂŁ1,350,000 Freehold Three Reception Rooms Kitchen/breakfast room Six Bedrooms Three Bathrooms (one en-suite) Lower Ground Floor with a further Kitchen and Family room

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Alderbrook Road SW12 £350 per week Part Furnished

Hillgate Place SW12 £335 per week Unfurnished

Ipsus 07 SW12 £525 per week Furnished/Unfurnished 2 bed, 2 bath flat within Ipsus 07, an iconic scheme located on Balham Hill.

Henry Tate Mews SW16 £610 per week Furnished A beautiful four bedroom town house set in a popular gated development.



Balham Lettings 020 3285 7745

Ravenslea Road SW12 £1,250,000 per week Unfurnished

Honeybrook Road SW12 £750 per week Unfurnished Newly refurbished 4 bed family house close to Clapham South.

Immaculately presented ground floor one bedroom apartment.

Refurbished 5 bed family home within the Nightingale Triangle.

A newly redecorated one bedroom flat moments from Clapham South.

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Clapham Sales 020 7717 5439

Rozel Road, SW4 £675,000 Leasehold

Cubitt Terrace, SW4 £599,950 Share of Freehold

Gauden Road, SW4 £350,000 Leasehold

Clapham Park Road, SW4 £375,000 Leasehold A large one bedroom penthouse flat with fabulous south-west facing views from the reception room opening to the wide balcony through five folding doors.

A superb split level apartment presented to an exacting and high quality standard by our clients. Combining as it does, period charm with modern decor and fittings, this flat will very much appeal to the discerning buyer looking for a high quality flat ready to move into.

In a prime commuter location this first floor flat offers superbly appointed accommodation with a fantastic sense of space and an abundance of natural light.

A charming garden flat in Clapham Old Town with close proximity to underground and overground commuter links.

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Open-plan living and premium quality This stylishly appointed, highspecification detached house is newly built in a highly admired residential road close to Wimbledon Common and Village. The six-bedroom property in Cottenham Park Road, south of the Common, offers three floors of bright and open-plan living space featuring premium quality materials such as handmade bricks, limestone copings, Canadian natural roof slates, and hardwood timber-frame double-glazed windows. Internal finishes include high-spec engineered oak flooring (with aboveaverage wear limit) on the ground floor, and upper floors mainly fitted with 100 per cent wool carpeting. Bathroom floors are Carrara marble and travertine with underfloor heating.

A comprehensively fitted kitchen, breakfast and family room has New England style cabinetry by Thomas Ash cabinetmakers, with hardwood frames finished in white and Carrara marble worktops. It includes a Miele stainless steel dishwasher, Falcon Continental range cooker, and Gaggenau fridge freezer. On the first floor, the impressive master bedroom has a dressing room plus a large bath and shower room. The property has three more bath or shower rooms (two en suite), a top floor media room, and a 45ft south-facing rear garden complete with full-width sandstone terrace.

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

Recently sold...

Cottenham Park Road, Wimbledon SW20, price on application, Robert Holmes 020 8947 9833

Wimbledon Village


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Wimbledon Village

£2,450,000 - £4,150,000

An exclusive development of 9 luxuriously appointed new homes and one refurbished lodge offering extensive and versatile accommodation in a gated environment 4 – 6 bedrooms • superb Poggenpohl kitchens and Villeroy & Boch bathrooms • multi room audio systems • alarms • gardens Phase 1 – 1 remaining • Phase 2 – now being released 78 Robert Holmes Sales DPS 1

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A brand new, superbly appointed residence located in a quiet residential road within easy reach of Wimbledon Common, mainline transport, excellent schools and shops Drawing room • reception room • superb kitchen/dining/family room • 6 bedrooms • 4 bath/shower rooms • south facing garden • gated drive

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Coombe Estate


Wimbledon £3,800,000

A superb new residence of c 7,500 sq ft by ‘Lifestyle Projects’ in an exclusive private road 6 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms (inc staff flat) • large garage • gardens • pp for indoor pool complex

A substantial modern family residence set on high ground in a sought after location 4 receptions • super open plan kitchen • 7 bedrooms • 6 bathrooms • landscaped gardens • drive

Wimbledon Common




Unique period home with garage annexe accommodation adjacent to Wimbledon Common 2/3 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • lovely gardens • heated swimming pool

A substantial modern residence with almost 5,500 sq ft of versatile accommodation 3/ 4 reception rooms • 5/6 bedrooms • 5 bathrooms • gardens • double garage and drive

Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common


Discreetly located in a small and exclusive development adjacent to the Common 5 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms • 2/3 reception rooms • gardens • double garage

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A delightful period house located opposite a green within a very short walk of the Common Double reception • kitchen/dining room • 3 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms (1 e/s) • courtyard

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Wimbledon Common

£12,500 pcm

Wimbledon Common

£7,500 pcm

Situated in a private gated development in an idyllic setting between Wimbledon Common and The Royal Wimbledon Golf Course 7 Beds • 6 Baths • 2 Reception Rooms • Kitchen Breakfast Room • Garden • Double Garage

Delightful unfurnished family home in a small development alongside Wimbledon Common 5 Beds • 3 Baths • 2 Reception Rooms • Conservatory • Garden • Garage/Parking


Wimbledon Village

£5,000 pcm

A substantial detached Victorian family home with many original features 5 Beds • 3 Baths • 3 Reception Rooms • Eat-in Kitchen • Garden/Parking

Wimbledon Village

£2,600 pcm

Delightful second floor, three bedroom apartment forming part of this sought after private residence in the heart of the Village 3 Beds • 2 Baths • 2 Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Parking


£2,200 pcm

A spacious two bedroom apartment forming part of this substantial detached residence 2 Beds • 2 Baths • Reception Room • Kitchen • Communal Garden • Parking

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£4,000 pcm

A stunning cottage in the Village on the edge of Wimbledon Common 2 Beds • 2 Baths • Double Aspect Reception Room • Eat- in Kitchen • Patio

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SOUDAN ROAD, SW11 A well presented Victorian terraced house situated on one of the most popular roads in Battersea, close to the wonderful open spaces of Battersea Park, lying within the Battersea Park Conservation Area. Approx. 2,117 sq ft. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, double reception room, utility room, basement, garden. Freehold Guide Price £2,000,000



A lower ground floor garden flat with an abundance of space throughout, situated south of Albert Bridge. Approx. 1,110 sq ft. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, en suite shower room, reception room.

A well proportioned flat situated on the 1st and 2nd floor of this purpose built Victorian building. Approx. 1,152 sq ft. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room/dining room.

Freehold Share

Freehold Share Guide Price £550,000

Guide Price £750,000

BATTERSEA 020 7228 0174

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CANDLEMAKERS APARTMENTS, SW11 A spacious flat with French windows from the reception room leading to a private terrace. Local transport is provided by Clapham Junction mainline station. Approx. 820 sq ft. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), open-plan reception room, allocated parking. Lease to 2126 Guide Price £475,000

HEATHFIELD ROAD, SW18 A well proportioned flat on the 3rd floor of this purpose-built block situated close to Wandsworth Common. Approx. 743 sq ft. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, communal garden, communal meeting hall and drying room, parking, garage, caretaker. Freehold Share Guide Price £385,000



A 1st floor apartment presented in excellent decorative condition with high ceilings and original period features. Approx. 718 sq ft. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), open-plan reception/kitchen, communal courtyard garden, parking.

Presented in good decorative condition and set in this modern development, located equidistant from Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town stations. Approx. 517 sq ft. Bedroom, bathroom, reception, balcony, communal gardens, parking by separate negotiation.

Lease to 2078 Guide Price £450,000

Lease to 2102 Guide Price £245,000

WANDSWORTH 020 8871 3033

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4 bedrooms, bath/shower room, reception room, open-plan kitchen/dining/family room, off-street parking, garage/utility room, garden. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ675,000

CLAPHAM 020 8673 2854




A well presented semi-detached family house on this tree-lined street, with well proportioned accommodation, a delightful rear garden, garage and off-street parking. Approx. 2,174 sq ft.



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£2,000,000 Freehold

Honeywell Road

An extremely rare opportunity to acquire this double fronted detached house situated just off Northcote Road. The house has been in the same family for over thirty years and offers the incoming purchaser the opportunity to extend and design the interior to suit their own taste and needs. Four double bedrooms • Kitchen / breakfast room • Reception room • Dining room • Two bathrooms • One en-suite bathroom • Study • Utility • Garden • Solar PV panels

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Loxley Road £1,600,000

This absolutely stunning family house has been completely re-furbished in the last two years by the current owners to an extremely high standard. The property has a tremendous sense of light and space with beautifully finished interior. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/dining room • Utility • Ground floor W/C • Two family bathrooms • En Suite bathroom • Garden • Summer house

Mallinson Road £1,250,000

Positioned on this popular residential street between the commons is this extremely attractive four bedroom family house. The house is presented in excellent decorative order with a tremendous sense of light and space, Four bedrooms • One family bathroom • One en-suite shower room • One en-suite W/C • Double reception room • Kitchen/ breakfast room • Garden • Additional storage in the eaves

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Salcott Road

£975 per week

Five double bedrooms • En suite shower room • En suite bathroom • Family bathroom • Double reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Garden • Cellar • Unfurnished

Amner Road

£875 per week

Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/ breakfast room • Two bathrooms • Garden • Cellar • Unfurnished

Amner Road

£900 per week

Double reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Four double bedrooms • Family bathroom • Large shower room • Loft • Cellar • Garden • Unfurnished

The Old Library Apartments

£835 per week

Two double bedrooms • Reception room/open plan kitchen • En suite bathroom • En suite shower room • Communal outside space • Furnished

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Sugden Road

£795 per week

4 double bedrooms • One single bedroom/study • Double reception room • Eat in kitchen • 2 bathrooms • 2 cloakrooms • Cellar • Patio garden • Unfurnished

Shelgate Road

£530 per week

Two double bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen/ breakfast room • Underfloor heating • Family bathroom • Patio/garden • Furnished

Wroughton Road

£675 per week

Three double bedrooms • Open plan kitchen/reception room • Study • En suite shower room • Bathroom • Shower room • Furnished • Available January 2013

Auckland Road

£460 per week

Open plan kitchen/reception room • Two double bedrooms • Bathroom • Part furnished • Available immediately

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Victorian thoroughbred Gaze out at Richmond Park and hear the clippityclop of passing horses from the triple-aspect drawing room of a Victorian villa in Kingston upon Thames. This grand living and entertaining space is on the raised ground floor of Clifton Lodge, which stands on the largest plot in Liverpool Road. Built in 1856 and extended in 1900, the six-bedroom home is screened from neighbours and the road by mature specimen trees including a fine Cedar of Lebanon. An in-and-out driveway at the front has parking for four cars, and the rear garden features a Hansel and Gretel coach house and an outdoor swimming pool, bordered by a York stone terrace and two tall Windmill Palm Trees. On the ground floor of the main house, an open-

plan family living space spans the property’s full width and contains a Smallbone kitchen with a Viking range for the serious cook. The dining area can expand to take 14 guests or more, and a conservatory has double French windows into the garden. Trees and shrubs in the landscaped garden include olives, maple, ash, blooming magnolia, a celebrated old peony, and a row of established screening limes alongside the larger of the two lawns – originally a tennis court. London Waterloo is less than 40 minutes from nearby Norbiton station. Clifton Lodge, Liverpool Road, Kingston upon Thames, guide price £3.5m, Savills Wimbledon 020 8971 8111

Built by Cubitt the master London’s Victorian master builder Thomas Cubitt once lived on Grafton Square. While he was designing the Clapham Park Estate, he decided to keep the central house on the square, Grafton House, for himself. Currently for sale on the square is a Cubitt-designed, white stucco-fronted house with more than 2050 sq ft of space. Formal entertaining rooms and day-today living areas are full of natural light, and outside is a mature 60ft garden. On the lower ground floor are a kitchen and dining room and a utility room. The raised ground floor contains a double reception and a study, and there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms (one en suite) on the upper floors. The house stands on the corner with Belmont Road. Grafton Square, Clapham SW4, guide price £2m, John D Wood & Co 020 7228 0174

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Deodar Road £3,850,000 A superbly extended (3795 sq ft) and modernised six bedroom house situated in an extremely rare position in London, with a 100’ garden that directly backs onto the Thames offering superb views east and west along the river. 30ft private front driveway • ample off street parking for 2 large cars • large kitchen family room • 100ft garden with direct river views • utility room • dining room & adjacent wine room • spectacular double reception room opening onto terrace with river views • additional front reception room • master bedroom suite with river view balcony • dressing room and luxurious en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower • five further bedrooms • top floor balcony • two further bathrooms • potential to add extra floor for bedroom & en-suite bathroom (subject to consents)

Holmbush Road £2,500,000 A superbly presented double fronted detached Victorian family house in a popular residential area. The house has been extended and comprehensively modernised by the current owners. Bright and spacious reception space on the ground floor is complimented by a generous master suite and four further well proportioned bedrooms on the upper floors. To the front of the house there is provision to park a car off -street and to the rear a delightful, wide, 60ft garden with an open southerly aspect. Master bedroom suite inc. dressing room and ensuite bathroom • four further double bedrooms • three bathrooms • kitchen/breakfast/family room • drawing room • study/playroom • cloakroom • utility room • front and rear gardens • off street parking

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Four double bedrooms • fully extended and modernised • double reception • storage • downstairs wc • extended modern kitchen/breakfast room • west facing garden • bathroom • spacious wet room • under floor heating • new electrics • new plumbing

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Entrance hallway • panelled drawing room • kitchen/dining/family room • 73ft east facing garden • walled front garden with off street parking for up to three cars • eaves storage • convenient central location • utility room • downstairs cloakroom

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Edwardian freehold house • semi-detached • six double bedrooms • 78ft west facing garden • two bathrooms • kitchen • three reception rooms • cellar • loft storage • potential to extend (subject to the necessary consents) • period features

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End of terrace • 1010 sq ft • three double bedroom • two en-suite • one bathroom • open plan kitchen reception room • roof terrace • high-spec design

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The Glass House £2,750 pcm Furnished/Unfurnished

Erpingham Road

Stunning penthouse apartment • spacious reception room • modern open plan kitchen • two double bedrooms • en suite shower room • en suite bathroom • guest wc • large private terrace • underground parking • moments from high street

Victorian family home • through reception • kitchen diner • private garden • wooden floors • four bedrooms • two bathrooms • well located for schools and transport links

Deodar Road

Hazlewell Road

£6,000 pcm Furnished

Recently refurbished flat • two double bedrooms • large reception room • stunning kitchen • luxury bathroom • separate wc • off-street parking • garage (by separate negotiation) • close to high street • 4th december 2012

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£4,950 pcm Unfurnished

Beautiful semi-detached family house • prime west putney location • two receptions • modern kitchen • garden room • guest wc • master suite • five additional double bedrooms • two family bathrooms • study • 65ft rear garden • off street parking • cellar • attic • close to all amenities • available mid january 2013 • available for 6-12 months

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95 10/12/2012 11:46 Strathleven Road, SW2 £439,950 This delightful ‘half house’ has been beautifully kept throughout by it’s current owners. Set over two floors, the property comprises; two double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, opening onto a private garden and two separate reception areas. Clapham Office Tel: 020 7627 8084

Clapham Office Tel: 020 7627 8084

Beresford House, Rubens Place, SW4 £305,000 A one bedroom top floor flat, situated in a gated development. With stunning views across the London skyline, this property has recently been renovated to a high standard. Well located for the Northern and Victoria tube line, the flat comprises; large living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom. Clapham Office Tel: 020 7627 8084

Clapham Office Tel: 020 7627 8084

Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 £685,000 This large three bedroom flat is split over three floors and is beautifully presented throughout. In brief the property comprises; three well proportioned double bedrooms, en-suite to master, family bathroom, shower room, separate w/c and an exceptional, large, open plan kitchen/dining. Clapham Office Tel: 020 7627 8084

Clapham Office Tel: 020 7627 8084


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10/12/2012 12:43 Woodbourne Avenue, SW16 £875 per week A superb completely refurbished large four double bedroom house located on a popular residential road. The property offers a brand new fully fitted kitchen with two generously sized reception rooms. The bedrooms are all large double rooms with the added bonus of two bathrooms. The property also features a private large garden, off street parking and internet points in all bedrooms. Perfect for a professional family.

Balham Office Tel: 020 8772 1001

Latitude Apartments, SW4 £500 per week Superb two double bedroom apartment set within a very secure converted period building. This property is located opposite Clapham South underground station which is on the Northern Line, plus it is surrounded by popular shops and restaurants, in addition there are beautiful views over Clapham Common. The property offers a large open reception room with wood floors, the kitchen is fully inter grated with real granite work surfaces, there are two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and lots of storage throughout. Further benefits include video entry system, a lift, plus there is private underground parking. Clapham Office Tel: 020 7501 0454

Hailsham Avenue, SW16 £325 per week A first floor stunning three bedroom (two double bedrooms and a study room) Victorian maisonette. Comprising a contemporary fully equipped kitchen/diner, stylish bathroom, bright reception room and private decked garden. Located in a sought after residential road just minutes away from Streatham Hill BR and local amenities. Ideal for a professional couple or sharers.

Balham Office Tel: 020 8772 1001

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A delightful Grade II Listed Georgian House built circa 1790 located on the west side of Kennington’s most sought after garden square. The house has been re-furbished to exacting standards and retains many original period features including panelling and shutters and features a fantastic bespoke fitted kitchen. To the rear is a walled rear garden with self-contained studio room ideal for use as a home office or further garden reception room.

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A stunning and unique end of terrace Victorian house located in this sought after road within the Stockwell Park Conservation Area and close to Stockwell underground station. The house has been completely refurbished to a very high, contemporary and luxurious standard throughout to create a spectacular home with an amazing glass extension to the rear to create a double height dining room, whilst the top floor has a superb studio/bedroom with atrium glazed roof.


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A stunning beautifully presented and modernised three bedroom mid terraced Early Victorian house located on this sought after road within the Albert Square Conservation Area. This house has been designed to exacting standards throughout with a contemporary feel and retaining original features, to the rear is a delightful and very pretty landscaped rear garden with decked areas, stocked borders and pond.

A substantial and imposing Grade II Listed mid terraced Early Victorian house in excess of 3000sqft located on this most sought after garden square. The house has been beautifully maintained throughout with high ceilings and many features and is now on the market for the first time in 17 years. Albert Square is a conservation area and located within a short walk of Oval, Stockwell and Vauxhall underground stations.

A rare opportunity to acquire a superb completely unmodernised four storey Grade II Listed Georgian house located within walking distance of Oval underground station. The house retains all it’s original features including marble fireplaces and shutters but requires complete refurbishment throughout to create a wonderful home.

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£695 per week

St Stephens Terrace, Stockwell

A beautiful end of terrace 3/4 bedroom house Victorian house in a sought after location within the Albert Square conservation area in Stockwell. To the rear is a very pretty walled courtyard style garden with side gated access plus a delightful roof terrace. An internal viewing is recommended.

Gilbert Road, Kennington

£495 per week

Field & Sons are very pleased to offer to the market a beautifully presented three bedroom house, benefitting from a modern fitted kitchen, living room, downstairs wc, three bedrooms, modern upstairs bathroom, private rear garden and an allocated parking space. The property is within close proximity to Kennington, Lambeth North, Vauxhall and Elephant & Castle stations. An early viewing is highly recommended - Available December/January.

£550 per week

Prima Road, Oval

A beautifully presented Victorian split-level conversion flat in excess of 1100sqft. Neutral décor and period features throughout. Comprising; generous reception room with views of St Marks Church and Kennington Park, spacious eat-in kitchen and private south-facing roof terrace. Situated moments from Oval Underground station and in a fantastic position for many bus links into the city. Available from mid-November on a Furnished/Part/Unfurnished basis.

Austral Street, Kennington

£450 per week

Located in a highly desirable location leading to West Square; Field & Sons are pleased to offer to the market a split-level Victorian conversion flat comprising; a large modern eat-in kitchen with built-in appliances, spacious living room, two bedrooms, bathroom and a roof terrace. Furthermore, the property is within close proximity to Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle and Kennington Underground Stations. Offered Furnished and available immediately.

Carter Street, Kennington

A spacious first floor flat in a period house, ideally located within a short walk of Kennington, Oval and Elephant & Castle Stations. The property comprises of 3 double bedrooms, separate kitchen, living room with dining area and family bathroom. Available Immediately on a furnished basis - an early viewing is highly recommended.

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BATTERSEA A three-bedroom split-level apartment on Battersea Bridge Road has a ground floor entrance to living space on the first and second floors. The Battersea property has total inside living space of around 1075 sq ft. All three bedrooms are doubles and the master has an en suite bathroom. The house includes a family bathroom, shower room, and a large open plan kitchen and dining room on the first floor. Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea SW11, £685,000, Bushells 020 7627 8084

Windows on the Thames A panel of tall windows in the L-shaped reception and dining space serves spectacular views of the Thames from Albert Bridge and Battersea Bridge. The open plan reception leads to a balcony with plenty of space for a table and chairs, where you can relax with a cocktail as you look out across the flowing waters towards Chelsea’s Cheyne Walk on the opposite bank. On the second floor of Albert Bridge House, the 1388 sq ft apartment has two bedrooms, including the master with en suite bath and shower room, and

a second bathroom. Both bedrooms have plenty of storage space. Albert Bridge House is an exclusive development of around 30 apartments and is handy for the King’s Road, as well as Cadogan Pier or Sloane Square tube. It has a resident caretaker and offers underground parking. Albert Bridge House, Albert Bridge Road, Battersea SW11, £1.98m, Knight Frank Riverside 020 3597 7670

Capability’s Cedar A specimen Cedar tree planted by legendary English landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown takes centre stage in the far-reaching views from a house on Arthur Road, Wimbledon. The magnificent Cedar was capably planted by Capability in the mid-18th century, long before this six-bedroom contemporary home was built close to St Mary’s Church and Wimbledon Village. Offering inside space of 3940 sq ft, the house has a ground floor containing a kitchen, dining and reception room with sliding doors to the terrace and garden. There’s also an integral garage. The first floor has a living room and a large master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bath and shower room. Arthur Road, Wimbledon SW19, £2.85m, Knight Frank 020 8946 0026

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Churchbury House,£2,750,000 Wimbledon Common, SW19 £3,500,000 Freehold Oare, Wiltshire FreehOld An elegant and substantial period modern residence situated at theinend of a secluded private in a picturesque setting on the edge of Wimbledon Common. This unique extraordinary and individual country house a stunning location. Builtdrive originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly property within short single walk ofstorey the Windmill, oflarge Wimbledon’s andthe within an easy of the Village. The to house occupies a generous plotaof Palladianisinlocated style and is aawide, buildingone with windowslandmarks over looking gardens. It reach was extended in 1978 include a garden room and just half an acre including with extensive walled gardens, heated swimming pool and a detached garage annexe with a useful studio flat above. the roof which has largeunder studio complex a workshop and darkaroom . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding

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6 Bedrooms | 4 Reception Rooms | 4 Bathrooms | Garden | Double garage | High standard of decoration throughout

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

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This two double bedroom garden flat comes to the market chain free and situated within the North Dulwich Triangle. The property benefits from large living areas, fresh neutral décor throughout and a private rear garden.


This simply stunning three bedroom period terrace house needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Backing directly onto Ruskin Park, the property sits within an enclave of Victorian chimney pot houses.

Ferndene Road, London, SE24


This beautifully presented four bedroom Edwardian house sits in a prime location on the ever popular Ferndene Road. The house comes to the market in stunning condition with a wealth original features.

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Sulina Road, London, SW2 This spacious four bedroom Victorian end of terrace comes to the market with spacious living accommodation and benefits from private off street parking.


63-65 Herne Hill, London SE24 9NE telephone 020 7733 5454

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Westcombe Park Road, SE3


Unique 4/5 bed detached house offering complete and utter seclusion, set in a ‘secret-garden’, invisible from the road, and which you would never know exists! There is also parking for 2 cars, a 1 bed/garden studio, and a further large wooded plot on which you can only let your imagination run!

Talfourd Road, SE15


Charismatic 4 double bed victorian home in Holly Grove conservation area. Four storeys, 3 receptions, eat-in kitchen, exposed brickwork, stripped floorboards, marble fireplaces and remarkable locale. Close to Bellenden Road, zone 2 trains at Peckham Rye and soon-to-be east London line links.

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Stately grade II listed Georgian home c.1790. Chock-full with original features, 5/6 bedrooms, 3/4 receptions, 5 floors and garden with side access. Potential for basement flat (with separate access) and osp. On the best street in the area and close to zone 2 trains at Denmark Hill.



Superior victorian cottage in central SE22 spot. 3 Bedrooms, kitchen/diner, 2 further receptions and pretty garden. Newly kitted out with superb fittings and tasteful decor. Chain free. Care has to been taken to revamp this property with excellent taste, using quality fittings. From its rich brown wood floors, fab kitchen with solid wood worktop and freestanding range, thoroughly contemporary bathroom and very pretty landscaped garden, this is a little belter of a house

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Golfer’s dream house The fairways of Dulwich & Sydenham Hill Golf Club, founded in 1894, were designed by the great Harry S Colt, legendary architect of golf courses around the world. With associates Charles Alison and John Morrison, he designed more than 300 courses across the globe. These included golfing meccas such as Sunningdale, Wentworth, and Open Championship venues Muirfield and Hoylake. Overlooking Dulwich College, the Dulwich & Sydenham Hill course is set among mature oaks on the slopes of Sydenham Hill and attracts London’s golfing elite. Panoramic views between shots stretch from Canary Wharf in the East to Wembley in the West.

On the western boundary of the course, pitching distance from the second and 16th greens and the third and 17th tees, a five-bedroom house is for sale in the gated development at Hambledon Place, which runs off Dulwich Common. Close to Dulwich Village and Dulwich College, the house features a studio space, sunny garden and double garage. The large reception and master bedroom both have impressive bay windows, and sash windows flood the rest of the property with light. Hambledon Place, Dulwich SE21, £2.2m, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Dulwich Village, 020 8299 4499

Kitchen extension Described as ‘beautifully presented throughout’, an impressive four-bedroom family home In East Dulwich offers generous accommodation over four floors including an extended kitchen and breakfast room and a double reception. The kitchen of the period property in Silvester Road has been extended into the side return to create a sizeable social area, and the second floor loft contains a room with an en suite bathroom. An enclosed rear garden with paving and boxed planting provides a peaceful outdoor area. Handy for Lordship Lane, Silvester Road runs off Barry Road. Silvester Road, East Dulwich SE22, £880,000, Folkard & Hayward, East Dulwich, 020 8299 8800

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lettings lowdown Report by Peter Hermon-Taylor, lettings manager of John D Wood & Co in Wimbledon In Wandsworth, 2012 was an interesting year for the lettings market. While it was a challenging year for the family homes market, with reduced numbers of corporate relocations from Europe and America thanks to the reduction of City jobs, on the whole we saw an overall rise in transaction numbers as well as new landlords. In fact, John D Wood & Co’s office in Wandsworth enjoyed a record year, with transaction levels across the board increasing by 34 per cent and property instructions rising by 24 per cent. into other rental accommodation. As strong demand The traditionally busy summer period started much continues, I expect modest price rises of between 2 later than normal thanks to the distractions of the and 4 per cent. Olympic and Paralympic Games, but September and On a final note, I am delighted to report that I October were filled with activity and plenty of new have now taken over management of the Lettings tenancies were agreed. Those properties that received Department at John D Wood & Co’s Wimbledon the most interest and let the quickest were accurately Village office on Church Road. Wimbledon is one of priced and presented to a high standard – both key the company’s flagship branches and has enjoyed a factors when bringing homes to the market. great deal of success providing a full lettings service for The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement showed the Wimbledon’s landlords for many years. UK will now miss its deficit targets and there will be I have an intimate knowledge of Wimbledon and another round of spending cuts. It is fair to assume its community, having grown up just off Wimbledon that the challenging economic situation will continue in Common and lived locally for over 25 years. I am 2013, but as ever there will be opportunities. looking forward to taking the branch to even greater I believe that the middle-to-lower end of the lettings heights in the future. market (£600 per week and under) will fare best in 2013, as it did last year, as people unable to climb onto John D Wood & Co 020 8946 9447 the housing ladder opt to renew their leases or move


CLAPHAM A Victorian one-bedroom garden flat near Clapham Common offers a small private patio of its own plus a share of larger communal gardens. The apartment on Victoria Rise features a reception room, fitted kitchen, large double bedroom with plenty of storage space, and a bathroom with a shower above the bath. Victoria Rise, Clapham SW4, £320 per week furnished, Palace Gate Lettings 020 7720 5588

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BALHAM Between the Commons, a short walk from Clapham South, a newly refurbished five-bedroom house in Thurleigh Road features a large reception leading to a small conservatory. The conservatory has doors out onto a patio garden, and the Balham house includes a modern fitted kitchen and breakfast room, bathroom with bath and shower cubicle, and a second shower room. It also has a utility room. Thurleigh Road, Balham SW12, £850 per week furnished, Palace Gate Lettings 020 7978 4404

Barnes house is extensively refurbished An end-of-terrace Edwardian house in Barnes Village has just undergone an extensive refurbishment by its current owners. A wrought iron gate in a low brick wall leads you up the tessellated tile path to the front porch. An entrance hall opens into all the main ground floor rooms including a double reception with a cast iron fireplace, fitted bookshelves and solid wood flooring. The impressive kitchen, breakfast and family room has a large skylight and three full bi-folding doors,

which open out into the 43ft rear garden. The bespoke kitchen features an island unit with an inset oven. It’s a high-spec, high-tech home with five bedrooms including the top floor master, which has a dressing room, and an en suite bathroom with his-and-hers hand basins. Elm Grove Road, Barnes SW13, guide price £5750 per month, Savills Barnes 020 8939 6914

Wandsworth cottage Behind a white picket fence in Alma Terrace, Wandsworth, stands an early Victorian flat-fronted cottage with two bedrooms and a large south-facing rear garden. Next to Wandsworth Common, and a 10-minute walk from Bellevue Road and Wandsworth Common mainline station, the property has a host of original features such as wooden flooring, wood-panelling in the second bedroom, exposed brickwork, and a wood-burning fireplace. Living space includes one reception room, a bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, and a separate studio and garden room.


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74 Balham High Road SW12  020 8772 1001 

73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333 

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11 6QW  020 7411 9965 

Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404 

11–13 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12 9ET  020 8618 2013 

174A Lavender Hill SW11  020 7924 2255 

52 Barnes High Street SW13 9LN  020 8939 6900 


238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900 



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Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050 

45 Balham Hill SW12  020 8673 4377 

198 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7924 2777 

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3BP  020 7924 1944 

241 Lavender Hill SW11  020 7223 6565 

Knight Frank 7a Albion Riverside, Hester Road, Battersea Park, SW11 4AJ  020 3597 7670 

38 Balham Hill SW12 9EL  020 8673 4666 



67 Barnes High Street, Barnes SW13 9LD  020 8658 7344 

5 Clapham Common South Side SW4  020 7627 8084 

27-31 The Pavement SW4  020 7498 8686 

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253 Lavender Hill Battersea SW11  020 7228 2278 

21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100 

Knight Frank Knight Frank Riverside, 7a Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road SW11 4AX  020 3597 7670 

145 St John's Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7228 5390 

47 Balham Hill SW12  020 8673 2854 

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362 Clapham Road SW9  020 7622 1121 

FIELD & SONS Surveyors, Valuers & Estate Agents Est. 1804

372-374 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8971 7070 

Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588 

Sales - 323 Kennington Road SE11  020 7840 0666 


FIELD & SONS Lettings - 370 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8879 6205 

139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100 

Surveyors, Valuers & Estate Agents Est. 1804

Lettings - 323 Kennington Road SE11  020 7840 0666 

East Dulwich

196 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH  020 8788 9295 


57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278 

94 Lordship Lane SE22  020 8299 6066 

1-3 Old Town SW12  020 7627 5566 


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Coombe Hill

259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393 

236 Railton Road SE24 0JT  020 7501 8950 


Dulwich Village

31 Sheen Road TW9  020 8940 6611 

292-294 Kennington Road, SE11 4LD 


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241 Wimbledon Park Road SW18  020 8877 1000 



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8 Woodwarde Road, SE22  020 3397 1144 

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


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47 Honor Oak Park SE23  020 8699 0011/020 8291 9252 

198 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 6111 

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH  020 8780 1100 

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

1 Leigham Court Road, SW16 2ND  020 8769 8744 

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Knight Frank 22 Streatham High Road SW16  020 8769 6699 

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11 6QW  020 7411 9965 


34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222 



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118 Northcote road SW11  020 7728 9292 

53 Wimbledon Hill Road SW19  020 3195 9111 

Knight Frank Lettings, 81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026 

Tooting Bec 131 Northcote road SW11  020 7228 5111 

77 Trinity Road SW17  020 8767 0522 

35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833 

5 Church Road SW19  020 8944 7172 



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12 Huguenot Place SW17  020 8877 4810 

49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7QW  020 8944 4000 

370 Old York Road SW18  020 8480 4444 


Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669 

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30 Watermill Way SW19  020 8090 9000 

Wandsworth Common

1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111 

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Wimbledon Village 37 Church Road SW19  020 8946 2930 

324 Trinity Road SW18  020 8871 3033 

22 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8672 9077 

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


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Knight Frank 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474 

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777 

6 High Street SW19  020 8946 1000 

94 Park Hall Road SE21  020 8819 1612 

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the last word Christopher Cady, Senior Sales Manager for Jacksons Estate Agents, answers South questions Tell us how you joined the property industry and briefly your career history to date.

My career in the property industry started in 1999. During my time at university I worked for a property developer who built luxury houses in Surrey and Berkshire. After finishing a Business Management and Town Planning degree, I moved to South West London and subsequently joined the Jacksons team in summer 2002. Apart from some brief interludes opening new Jacksons offices, I have spent the vast majority of my time at the helm in our Balham office. What do you enjoy about working in this market and what have been your highlights so far?

The change in Balham and the local area has been a pleasure to watch and I have enjoyed pretty much every minute of it. The area has become increasingly popular and a great mix of people live here. The most enjoyable part of my week is getting out from behind my desk and meeting different characters. There is never a dull day. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency?

Go for it and get stuck in! It’s hard work and long hours but the rewards can be huge. Once you have your first couple of years

under your belt, and a really good grounding, progress can be swift. There will be bad days, and you need to have thick skin, but as long as you enjoy what you do, these days won’t seem too bad. How difficult is the current market for homebuyers, and what advice do you give them?

There have been a number of obstacles for homebuyers in the last few years, however things are certainly looking up. Lenders have been loosening up criteria in the past few months. and with an extra £80 billion available in the market this should continue for the coming year. Virgin Money recently reduced rates by up to 0.3 per cent on some of its residential mortgage products. A three-year fixed mortgage with 30 per cent deposit is now at 2.95 per cent and is proving to be very competitive. Do your research and make sure you are ready to buy when you see the right place for you. If you were Prime Minister for the day, what would you change or what new measures would you introduce?

Keeping my comment strictly to the property market, I would start the year with a stamp duty holiday. How much of a reduction I will have to leave to Mr Cameron.

Where, in your view, is the best place to live south of the river and why?

Having lived north of the river from 2002, I finally saw sense and moved south of the river in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Clapham for these past three years. It has loads of green space, great restaurants and bars, and excellent transport links. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why?

More than likely it would still be in the property sector. Most of my peers from university have ended up in the same industry as developers, commercial surveyors, builders or town planners, so I am pretty sure it would be one of these career paths. But if the opportunity arises, I’d consider becoming a ski instructor.

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

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£1,250,000 Freehold INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. A freehold house that has been converted into three high spec two bedroom flats. Currently achieving a yearly return of £60,000 per year, all three flats are currently tenanted. Ideally located moments from Clapham High Street, Clapham Common and the Underground this is an ideal purchase for an investor wanting a steady return.

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