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Renovations

What you need to know

FAMILY TIES

Bringing up children abroad

Election Impact

The effect of general elections on the property market

BUY TO LET

The best course of action for landlords W I N KWO R T H .C O. U K

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MECKLENBURGH SQUARE, NW1 £4,250,000 Share of Freehold –

An outstanding Grade II Listed triplex maisonette with views overlooking the private gardens of Mecklenburgh Square. The apartment is situated on the first three floors of an impressive Regency Grade II Listed townhouse, set in a magnificent and historical terrace. The current owner has improved and maintained the wealth of original property features. –

Winkworth West End 020 7240 3322 winkworth.co.uk/west-end

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– David King on retaining UK ties while bringing up children abroad

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We take a deep dive into renovations and what one can do for your home

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– Impressive properties for sale across London

N E WS 12 NEWS

We catch up with Winkworth offices around London

34 ELECTION BOUNCE

The effect of general elections on the property market

42 NEW TO THE MARKET

The importance of pricing realistically

43 LETTINGS LOWDOWN

How the rental market has changed

ADVI CE 20 BUY TO LET

Advice on the buy to let market

29 INSIDE SCOOP

Winkworth directors share their top tips for those looking to sell

LUCIE PEARCE

Editor lucie@zest-media.com

PENDLE HARTE

Contributing Editor pendle@zest-media.com

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Marketing Manager marketing@winkworth.com

PRESS OFFICE

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DAVID KING

Head of International international@winkworth.com

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welcome • issue 5

50 RENOVATIONS

Everything you need to know before you take the plunge

60 INTERNATIONAL

David King discusses the best ways to retain UK ties while bringing up children abroad

GUIDE 59 LIVING THE DREAM

We take a tour of the cultural hubs around London

P RO P E R T Y 06 CITY SALES

Welcome to the fifth edition of The WM

Properties for sale in London

30 CITY LETTINGS Properties to rent in London

32 COUNTRY LETTINGS Properties to rent around England

36 COUNTRY SALES Properties for sale around England

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INTERNATIONAL Properties for sale abroad

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– Discover the cultural hubs around London

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– Beautiful properties for sale across the country

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espite a difficult market dominated by political events, progress was made last year in both the sales and lettings markets. Winkworth enjoyed a fruitful 2019, and we attribute our success in part to our continuing emphasis on accurate pricing - you can read more about this on page 42. While prices in the country remained broadly flat and the London market stayed subdued throughout 2019, transaction levels in the country market did increase. Due to the increase in confidence levels following the Conservative majority in the latest elections we enjoyed a positive start to 2020. This coupled with the underlying demand driven by years of low transaction levels gave the market a significant boost in activity, and we entered the year with an increase in both sales and lettings applications. While we navigate the impact of Coronavirus, we may enter into a short period of uncertainty. However, as interest rates are at historic lows and property prices have continued to adjust since the 2014 peak, we aren’t looking at longer term effects. Indeed, we believe there will be a strong bounce with transactions rather than prices affected in the interim period, especially given the government initiatives underpinning lower interest rates and support of wages. As we celebrate our 185th year of trading, we’ve just launched our new campaign ‘For Every Step.,’ and in this time of uncertainty, now more than ever we will continue to provide support throughout your property journey. We’re also pleased to announce our new charity partnership with London Youth Rowing. We are looking to continue the growth of the Winkworth network through new franchise openings and welcoming fresh talent at all levels. People remain at the heart of Winkworth and we place a strong focus on having the best talent to drive the success of each office, as well as the business as a whole. We hope you enjoy reading this edition. If you would like to get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at marketing@winkworth.com.

Dominic Agace DOMINIC AGACE CEO Winkworth

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Cornwall Road, SM2 £999,950 FREEHOLD • Utility room • Study • Garden

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• Landscaped gardens • Driveway • Double garage

Stunning detached family home. Remodelled to a high standard with accommodation of over 2,500 sq ft offering a double aspect kitchen/diner, family room, study and large reception room. Four double bedrooms, family bathroom & master bedroom with ‘walk-in’ wardrobe & en suite. EPC: A WINKWORTH CHEAM:  020 8770 7766 cheam@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/cheam

Uplands Road, N8 £750,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD • Two double bedrooms • Period conversion • West facing rear garden

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• 861 sq ft • Luxury kitchen/ breakfast room • Chain free

Winkworth are delighted to bring to market this truly stunning and immaculately presented two double bedroom ground-floor garden flat offering bright and spacious accommodation set over 861 sq. ft. EPC: C WINKWORTH CROUCH END: 020 8342 9999 crouchend@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/crouch-end

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Madrid Road, SW13 £3,350,000 FREEHOLD • Detached house • Kitchen and dining area • Utility room • Guest cloakroom • Off street parking and garage • Generous garden • Basement planning permission

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A rare opportunity to acquire a detached six bedroom family house with off street parking and planning permission for a basement. EPC: D

WINKWORTH BARNES:  020 8255 0088 | barnes@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/barnes

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Ascott Avenue, W5 £1,995,000 FREEHOLD • Luxury fittings • Excellent room sizes • Versatile accommodation

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• Large garden • Conveniently located • Ready to move in

Unique, individual and newly constructed is this six bedroom detached residence. This property could suit a family who wish to house an au pair or indeed extended family. High- quality modern kitchen and five bathrooms. Luxury living in Ealing, W5. EPC: B WINKWORTH EALING & ACTON:  020 8896 0123 ealing@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/ealing

Northwood Road, SE23 £850,000 FREEHOLD

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• 50ft garden • Utility room • Basement

A beautiful Victorian home that has been renovated to a superior level. There is a wonderful through reception and an extended kitchen diner with bespoke kitchen and roof lantern which floods the space with light. Upstairs there is family bathroom and three well sized bedrooms. EPC: D WINKWORTH FOREST HILL:  020 3941 9797 foresthill@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/forest-hill

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Hampstead Mews, BR3 £1,400,000 FREEHOLD • Utility • Garden • Double garage • Electronic gates

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We are delighted to offer to the market this beautiful five double bedroom family home located in a private gated community. This stunning home comprises of an open plan kitchen/diner, separate utility room, ground floor WC, study and a further two receptions. The master bedroom includes a three piece en suite and dressing area, additionally there are four double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, the others with ‘Jack and Jill’ bath. There is a driveway with amble parking for several cars, a double garage and electronic gates for access. EPC: C

WINKWORTH BECKENHAM:  020 8650 1000 | beckenham@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/beckenham

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Hampden Road, N8 £995,000 FREEHOLD

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• 47ft south facing rear garden • Three storeys • Victorian

This beautifully assembled, three storey, Victorian family home has five bedrooms and a 47ft south-facing garden. Situated on Hampden Road on the Harringay Ladder N8. EPC: D

WINKWORTH HARRINGAY:  020 8800 5151 harringay@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/harringay

Wallis’s Cottages, SW2 £775,000 FREEHOLD

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• Garden • Balcony • Off street parking

An immaculately presented modern house set in a gated development in Brixton, close to Streatham Hill and Clapham and benefitting from a landscaped, patio garden arranged over two levels, a balcony off the master bedroom and designated off street parking. EPC: B WINKWORTH HERNE HILL:  020 7501 8950 hernehill@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/herne-hill

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Priory Park, SE3 £2,250,000 FREEHOLD • Landscaped 95 ft garden • Home office/summerhouse • Off street parking • Boot store

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Nestled on a generous plot within the prestigious Cator Estate, is this exquisite and unique architect designed four double bedroom, three bathroom, detached modern home. The property has been completely remodelled and skilfully extended to create an elegant and contemporary home. Features include vaulted ceilings, polished concrete floors, feature fireplaces and stylish modern designs. To the rear is an impressive 95ft walled garden with a superb home studio/summerhouse. EPC: C

WINKWORTH BLACKHEATH:  020 8852 0999 | blackheath@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/blackheath

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Through the

KEYHOLE

We take you inside one of the finest properties on our books

Ossian Road

N4 £1,650,000 Freehold

S P O T L I G H T

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Putney What to do on a rainy day Go and see an exhibition at Putney Art School – or take a course! Best coffee If you want some greenery with your coffee head to the café at Putt in the Park and take a stroll around Wandsworth Park. Fun for free Watch a boat race along the Thames on a Saturday morning, followed by a walk around Putney’s Food Market.

Winkworth Crouch End 020 8342 9999 winkworth.com/crouch-end

INTERIORS The current owners have created a beautifully unique home. Modern touches have been perfectly blended with this reception room's period features to create a refreshing mix of contemporary and traditional design.

A PERFECT HAVEN This 34' landscaped rear garden perfectly encapsulates the owners' eye for design with a custom built shed/water feature that provides the perfect haven from hectic London life. Not only is the garden South-facing, it also provides direct access to the Parkland Walk.

Sport & rec You can’t miss the water based activities in Putney - rowing and sailing along the Thames is really fun! The London Tennis Academy has just opened a new paddle tennis court on Priory Lane and in the summer you will find lots of locals playing cricket on Putney Heath. Best kept secret For the best pasta in Putney head to Giuliano for lunch. For dinner, you can’t miss Putney Pies – great for a pie but stay on late to party in the vaults.

RUSSELL WHITE

Director Winkworth Putney 020 8788 9295 winkworth.co.uk/putney

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AMPLE SPACE This stunning home has been extended to 2324 sq. ft. of space. The beautifully designed open plan kitchen/dining room with granite work tops extends to 34'9 x 16' itself. There are also five bedrooms and three reception rooms, making this N4 home ideal for any growing family.

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news • round up

Q &A

House Hunting Narendra Gandhi, Director at Winkworth Ealing & Acton takes us for a trip down memory lane

NARENDRA GANDHI

Director Winkworth Ealing & Acton 020 8896 5681 winkworth.co.uk/ealing-and-acton

PERIOD PROPERTY

Q Most satisfying transaction A My client had received an offer from a competing agent, with a buyer who could move quickly. The house was discreetly for sale without any advertising. I advised the client that we never know the ‘real’ value until the property is marketed. After much deliberation, they heeded my advice and it gives me great satisfaction that we achieved £200,000 over the original offer. Q Most interesting property A I was instructed to sell a property on behalf of an eminent heart surgeon. On the day of completion, I visited the property expecting there to be a hive of activity, but there was none. When I entered, I overheard the seller on the telephone giving advice for a live operation. While he was meant to vacate by

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midday, he had put others before himself, helping to save lives. Thankfully, the buyers were understanding and I managed to negotiate an amicable extension. Q Most unusual interior A I was warmly greeted by three very lively toddlers when arriving at a property. Upon entering, I saw every part of the four walls was covered with handprints. For a few moments I was taken aback, but it actually looked fabulous. The handprints continued throughout the rest of the house with every room a different colour. Q Property I'd most like on my books A It has to be Ealing Film Studios. It has housed countless classic shows including Monty Python and Dr. Who. A great property to have, but one that I would never really want to sell!

NEW BUILD

Two agents discuss the benefits of the different property types

Steve Brown

Ajay Bathija

 Period properties are usually in very desirable locations due to being built when there was more land available and, as such, tend to have larger, more spacious rooms and reception areas. The elegance and grandeur, particularly with larger period homes is also impressive, especially the huge rooms and high ceilings with ornate cornicing, ceiling rose and beautiful feature fireplaces. I love the sense of history and being able to see how we used to live 100-200 years ago.

 New build homes are less likely to require maintenance. Most come with a 10 year insurance backed warranty covering structural defects, with some developers providing a 2 year warranty. They are also likely to be highly energy efficient, resulting in lower energy bills. As these homes are new, long chain sales are avoidable – making the process a smoother, quicker transaction. There is also a long lease period, with most developers providing a tenure of 125 – 999 years.

Branch Manager

Blackheath 020 8852 0999 winkworth.co.uk/blackheath

Southbrook Road, SE12 £1,400,000 Freehold

Director

Kingsbury 020 8204 0000 winkworth.co.uk/kingsbury

I N S I G H T

The importance of estate agency in the modern world

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ever has an estate agent been more important. The value of an agent is not the albeit important aspect of marketing and viewings, it is in two vital areas. Firstly, it’s all about the knowledge. If you are about to spend a vast amount of money on a pile of bricks, you need someone who knows all about the bricks and where they are sitting. There are so many holes that you can fall into as a purchaser, but a great agent can guide you, way before you start incurring the costs of a solicitor. Secondly, there is a serious value in managing the sale. The jobs of conveyancing, valuing, surveying and local searches have to be constantly chased. Further inspections and getting the management pack need to be coordinated. This takes a huge amount of work and a delay with any of these essential processes can pull a handbrake on the process. A layman would find it hard to not only find the time, but also know what questions to ask.

Queensbury Square, NW9 Prices from £299,000

THE ELEGANCE AND GRANDEUR, PARTICULARLY WITH LARGER PERIOD HOMES IS ALSO IMPRESSIVE

GEORGE FRANKS

Group Director 020 8994 7096 winkworth.co.uk/chiswick

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Pembridge Crescent, W11 £2,575,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

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• Commual gardens • Private garden

A stunning three bedroom triplex apartment with excellent ceiling heights and enormous floor to ceiling windows. Located on this enviable street which includes a west facing garden as well as the right to apply to the exclusive Ladbroke Square Gardens. EPC: D WINKWORTH NOTTING HILL:  020 7727 3227 nottinghill@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/notting-hill

Lytton Grove, SW15 £2,795,000 FREEHOLD

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• Garden • Detached • Parking

The house features excellent entertaining space with four principle reception rooms including a wonderful drawing room with original marble fireplace and stripped wooden flooring. There is also an impressive kitchen breakfast room, opening onto a family room with direct access to the garden. EPC: E WINKWORTH PUTNEY:  020 8788 9295 putney@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/putney

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Sydenham Hill, SE26 £3,000,000 FREEHOLD • Carriage drive • Garage • Garden • Private terrace to master bedroom plus one further terrace

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This detached family home boasts over 5,000 sq ft and features six bedrooms and a choice of living spaces that overlook a beautifully landscaped garden. The house is arranged over four floors with ample room for utilities in the basement, upstairs the six bedrooms are arranged over two floors with the master suite benefiting from a private terrace, family bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. Further bedrooms also benefit from en suite facilities with five bathrooms across the house and a further private terrace. This majestic property has an abundance of charm and character and is beautifully finished throughout. For the discerning car enthusiast there is also a generous carriage drive and garage. All in the enviable position amidst Dulwich, Forest Hill and Crystal Palace. EPC: D

WINKWORTH FOREST HILL:  020 3941 9797 | foresthill@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/forest-hill

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Paddock Way, SW15 £3,500,000 FREEHOLD

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• Garden • Patio • Balcony

A stunning and contemporary light filled property offering approximately 5,000 sq ft. of voluminous accommodation. The property is situated on the edge of Putney Heath in a highly desirable, prestigious gated development. EPC: D WINKWORTH PUTNEY:  020 8788 9295 putney@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/putney

Wapping High Street, E1W £3,000,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

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• Porter/concierge • River view • 2,200 sq ft

A truly outstanding three-bedroom penthouse set in the heart of Wapping. This exceptional apartment offers stylish riverside living with stunning views overlooking the City. EPC: E WINKWORTH SHOREDITCH:  020 7749 7650 shoreditch@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/shoreditch

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William Morris Way, SW6 £1,000,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD • Off street parking for two cars • 24 hr concierge/ security • Private terrace

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A simply stunning and incredibly spacious two double bedroom lateral flat spanning over 1,300 sq ft with a prime view of the Thames River. Located in a superb waterfront position the flat benefits from an underground parking space as well as its own private terrace. The flat has been immaculately refurbished to an extremely high standard and offers superb open plan living with very generous storage throughout. Sailmakers Court is a sought after gated development ideally situated near to the Harbour Club and Imperial Wharf over ground (with direct links to Clapham Junction). The property is also a short walk from neighbouring Chelsea and near to Thames Clipper riverboat service connecting the property to the City. EPC: C

WINKWORTH FULHAM & PARSONS GREEN:  020 7731 3388 | fulham@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/fulham

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Natal Road, SW16 £925,000 FREEHOLD

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• Extended to loft and rear • In / out living space • Contemporary garden

This attractive, bright and airy mid-terrace Victorian house has been extended and beautifully refurbished by the present owners to create an exceptionally well laid-out and surprisingly spacious family home in excess of 1,760 sq.ft. with meticulous attention to detail. EPC: C WINKWORTH STREATHAM:  020 8769 6699 streatham@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/streatham

Heybridge Avenue, SW16 £1,275,000 FREEHOLD

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• 60 ft garden • Prime conservation area • Hand built kitchen

This attractive, bright and airy semi-detached five-bedroom Edwardian house is immaculately decorated and well laid-out with spacious accommodation over three floors and a smart garden. EPC: E WINKWORTH STREATHAM:  020 8769 6699 streatham@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/streatham

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Campden Street, W8 £2,450,000 FREEHOLD • Reception room • Dining room • Kitchen • Principle bedroom with en suite shower room • Two further bedrooms • Bedroom four / study • Bathroom

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An attractive flat fronted Victorian terraced house on four floors with south facing rear garden, terrace and balcony. The property has a spacious kitchen/dining room area, study/bedroom 4 and WC on the ground floor. The main reception room occupies the entire first floor and has sliding glazed doors onto the terrace which has stairs down to the garden. The two upper floors contain the principal bedroom suite with balcony and two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. EPC: E

WINKWORTH KENSINGTON:  020 7727 1500 | kensington@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/kensington

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With the evolving nature of the buy-to-let market, Winkworth investigates the best course of action for landlords

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his is set to be a pivotal year for buy-to-let. While buyers’ confidence is up, there are several changes on the horizon that will bring significant changes for prospective landlords. If buy-to-let used to be an easy win, it’s now something that needs a little more guidance, and it’s never been more important for landlords to take professional advice from experienced agents. Carl Burgess, Director of Winkworth in Shepherd’s Bush has noticed a stark change. “We haven’t seen anybody buying to let with a mortgage for some time.” Cash buyers, on the other hand, are still investing, believing that property is a more tangible and trustworthy home for their money and can create a viable pension. Buy-to-let has been seen as a reliable prospect since Thatcher’s 1988 housing act abolished secure tenancies with their claims to succession. This paved the way for individuals to let out properties while retaining the right to take them back – and over the next three decades, buy-tolet grew in popularity and affordability; in 2018 there were as many as 2.5 million buy-to-let landlords across the UK. 20 

The referendum in 2016 created uncertainty, and increased tax and stamp duty rates were affecting people’s interest in buying property until early this year – but now more than 80% of recently polled Londoners are shown once again to believe that that a buy-to-let property is a good investment. Still, there’s no denying that becoming a landlord will cost more this year, with a variety of new policies designed to protect tenants’ security and limit landlord profits. A new cap on mortgage tax relief, coupled with increased stamp duty, makes costs rise, while new property licensing laws and limits on deposits are contributing to what Burgess calls the current “mass exodus of landlords” on his west London patch – “in 2000, we sold 50% of our stock to buy-to-let landlords, while in 2019 it was substantially lower.” However, it’s not all doom and gloom for landlords. For one thing, rents are rising, and for those weathering the storm, that’s a plus – and people will always need to rent. Not everyone will be able to afford to buy a home, even with prices significantly cheaper than they were five years ago and the boost in stock created by ex-landlords liquidising their assets. “Rents have been

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01 FARRINGDON ROAD, EC1M £1,495,000 Leasehold

– An exceptional penthouse flat with a superb terrace. The property is situated adjacent to Farringdon Station and will undoubtedly benefit from the forthcoming Crossrail and retail developments. It is also within walking distance of both the City and the West End, an ideal location for corporate tenants. – Winkworth West End 020 7240 3322 winkworth.co.uk/west-end

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03 PALMERS LANE, IP18

04 BRUNSWICK PLACE, BN3

– A collection of two-bedroom townhouses located in the heart of vibrant SW9. These beautifully appointed new homes reflect the ongoing evolution of South London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods and could be a good investment for those looking to appeal to young professionals. – Winkworth Kennington 020 7587 0600 winkworth.co.uk/kennington

– Having been recently extended, this property is situated in the Heritage Coast’s village of Walberswick. The Heritage Coast has many fine destinations, as well as beautiful beaches that offer stunning walks through the local nature reserves, making this property perfect for short and longer term rentals. – Winkworth Southwold 01502 723007 winkworth.co.uk/southwold

– An incredible investment opportunity to purchase an impressive Regency property in Brunswick Place. This property is arranged as seven apartments spanning over six floors, all the apartments have had recent refurbishment works done and are currently let, creating a great portfolio opportunity. .– Winkworth Brighton & Hove 01273 772 175 winkworth.co.uk/brighton-hove

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kept low by landlords’ insatiable urge to buy and now it looks as if they could start to rise above inflation,” says Burgess. And with mortgages remaining cheaper than ever before, now could be a positive time to leverage. Outside London, demand remains strong, with Michael Foldvari of Winkworth in Reading reporting strong capital growth and massive demand for rental properties from young professionals working in tech. Reading remains one of the cheapest places to buy in the South East and with employers such as Microsoft and Vodafone, good schools and fast links to Paddington plus the imminent arrival of Crossrail, Reading houses and flats are making good investment options. But tenants have high standards, and landlords are having to up their game in terms of presentation. “You wouldn’t get away with some of

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Top tips for landlords from Carl Burgess When the market gets tough, the best properties hold their value. Make your property desirable and it will always let quickly and for the best rent.

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Don’t be greedy! It is often a false economy. Landlords that are holding out for a high rent often don’t get it, and even if they do the property could be left empty for weeks or months first. For every week your property is vacant you are losing around 2% of your annual rent – so an empty month is 10% lost. Plus you will be responsible for the council tax, and you’ll have the stress of worrying while it is empty too.

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Be mindful of the timing of your lease and break clause. If a tenant is negotiating a request to break in December, this could be a bad time to be re-renting your property. Speak to your agent, ask them about the best time and worst times – and consider this when negotiating the lease terms.

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When choosing an agent to manage your property, ask them more than just what their fees are. Find out where their management is based, what typical cost of works are and request some examples like a plumbing call out charge or rate per hour – and enquire about any extra fees.

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N EW R E G U LAT I O N S CA N B E A MINEFIELD FOR LA N D LO R D S

the places that would let ten years ago,” says Foldvari. “There’s more demand, but also more supply, and tenants have more choice.” New licensing increases the need for safety inspections and raised standards, which is a positive for those landlords who have found themselves at a disadvantage when competing against others who would ignore guidelines. There’s no space for bad landlords in the new regime. Ultimately, new regulations can be a minefield for landlords and it has therefore never been more important to take good advice from an agent. Issues surrounding leasehold need to be carefully considered, and it’s crucial to consider your net return and not simply the gross. Without proper licenses in place, landlords can be served rent repayment orders, so it’s worth paying an agent who is informed about all new developments to make sure you’re not at risk. Buy-to-let is here to stay.

If you self-manage the property, ensure that conduct visits and inspections of the property take place at least once a year, preferably twice. This will enable you to pick up issues that have not been reported before they become bigger problems.

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Director Winkworth Shepherds Bush 020 8735 3266 winkworth.co.uk/shepherds-bush

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Powis Square, W11 £1,395,000 LEASEHOLD

Valetta Road, W3 1

1

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£750,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

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2

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• Spiral staircase • High ceilings • Large bay windows and fireplace

• Open plan kitchen / reception • Opulent en suite • Utility room / WC

A rare opportunity to acquire this loft style maisonette with fantastic living space. The property includes a fabulous and incredibly spacious master bedroom with fantastic storage and wonderfully spacious bathroom with roll top bath and separate walk in shower. EPC: D

An absolutely stunning three bedroom split level Edwardian maisonette refurbished to exacting standards. Attention to detail and superb finish are the constant watchwords of this project. High design and quality build combine to make this a superb apartment. EPC: D

WINKWORTH NOTTING HILL:  020 7727 3227 nottinghill@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/notting-hill

WINKWORTH SHEPHERDS BUSH:  020 8735 3266 shepherdsbush@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/shepherds-bush

Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7

King Charles Road, KT5

£1,175,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD • Entrance hall • Reception room • Kitchen

1

1

• Roof terrace • Guest W.C • En suite bathroom

1

• Split level • Own private entrance • No onward chain

£1,100,000 FREEHOLD • Utility room • Walk in wardrobe • Off street parking

5

3

2

• Garden

A superb one bedroom flat, presented in excellent condition throughout, on the third floor of this mid terrace south facing period conversion that benefits from a wonderful terrace with views of the Albert Hall. EPC: C

A well appointed semi-detached family residence which has undergone a complete refurbishment and finished to a high standard. Available immediately and ideally positioned for a host of excellent schools and the smart commute from Surbiton train station into London Waterloo. EPC: B

WINKWORTH SOUTH KENSINGTON:  020 7373 5052 southkensington@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/south-kensington

WINKWORTH SURBITON :  020 3861 0010 surbiton@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/surbiton

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Valetta Road, W3 £1,250,000 FREEHOLD • Award Winning Design • Bespoke Kitchen / Breakfast room • Double reception • Beautifully presented • Fully extended • Popular Wendell Park area

5

2

2

Re-imagined and rebuilt from the brickwork outwards in 2017 by award winning architects practice Office S&M this house delights and beguiles with every glance. I will not attempt to articulate what can clearly been seen but suffice to say the choice of colours and materials is brave and playful the use of space is clever and imaginative and the practical solutions to 21st century family life are abundant and bespoke. The house won the 2018 ‘Don’t move improve’ award for ‘Best use of Materials’ and has featured in many publications including House Beautiful, Dezeen and the RIBA website. Unique. EPC: D

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Barnmead Road, BR3 £1,400,000 FREEHOLD

Breakspears Road, SE4 6

2

3

£2,250,000 FREEHOLD

8

4

4

• Utility room • Garden • Driveway

• Two studies • Internal courtyard • Cellars

We are delighted to present to the market this truly unique and spacious stunning 5/6 bedroom detached period family home. This fabulous property has been sympathetically modernised so as not to lose its abundance of charm and allows contemporary living. EPC: F

A substantial double fronted detached period home offering relaxed family living and generous entertainment space with a wealth of character and set on a generous corner plot within the sought after Brockley Conservation area. EPC: F

WINKWORTH BECKENHAM:  020 8650 1000 beckenham@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/beckenham

WINKWORTH BLACKHEATH:  020 8852 0999 blackheath@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/blackheath

Canonbury Park South, N1

Bruno Place, NW9

£1,750,000 FREEHOLD

3

1

1

• Off street parking • Utility room • 90ft garden

£1,600,000 FREEHOLD

5

5

2

• Garden • Garage • Off street parking

• Gated entrance • Five bedrooms • Three en suites

A beautiful three bedroom house located one of the most desirable streets in Islington. Canonbury Park South is a quiet, no through road in the heart of the Canonbury Conservation Area and is perfectly positioned just moments from Upper Street. EPC: E

This five bedroom detached house has been developed to the maximum. Spread over three floors, this meticulously refurbished home comes with a summer house as well as a the rare benefit of a substantial summer shed. EPC: E

WINKWORTH ISLINGTON:  020 7354 2480 islington@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/islington

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• Underfloor heating • Air conditioning throughout • Parking for three cars

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Albemarle Road, BR3 £900,000 LEASEHOLD • Three double bedrooms • Two bath/shower rooms • 47ft by 14ft open plan living room • Contemporary designer kitchen with stone worksurfaces and breakfast bar • Two balconies • Roof terrace • Allocated parking and secure bicycle storage

3

2

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A stunning penthouse apartment forming part of this beautiful development, which was recently featured on TV. The Help To Buy scheme is available, allowing first time buyers/existing home owners to move up the property ladder. Situated near the mainline station with services into Central London (journey time approx. 20 mins). Near BMI Sloane private hospital and local amenities. SDLT paid by developer. EPC: B

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tips for those looking to sell

Sort your paperwork. By collating all documentation from the outset, you'll shave weeks of time further down the line, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of the sales process. Also tell your agent about your move, so they get a 360 perspective and can offer you extra guidance.

inside scoop

Winkworth directors share their top

Director

Dom in ic C o cklin

Surbiton 020 3861 0010 winkworth.co.uk/surbiton

Marc Wie he Director

Director

Exclusive access to the property on completion is a good way of boosting appeal to a potential buyer. In 2019, I saw more properties sold chain-free than ever before. Buyers enjoy the ability to move into the property immediately upon completion, as well as a quicker conveyancing time.

Instruct your solicitor at the same time as you are starting to market your property. Many delays can be avoided, particularly on the sale of leasehold properties, if the solicitor has contacted the managing agents and is already in possession of the relevant information.

Bow 020 8981 6776 winkworth.co.uk/bow

Streatham 020 8769 6699 winkworth.co.uk/streatham

Jamie Moore Director

Think practically. Before you start your search, put your home on the market. I've seen vendors disappointed in the past when they have lost their dream homes because they weren't prepared. Moreover, it makes potential buyers understand that you're serious about moving.

N atash a F irman Director

Poringland 01508 528 880 winkworth.co.uk/poringland

Lucy Mc Kilroy Director

Don’t choose an agent purely on who gives you the highest price. Once you have a market appraisal, call your agent to discuss both this and their services. You need an agent that will work hard to get as many viewings as possible and follow up not only with applicants, but also with you. Tunbridge Wells 01892 519 600 winkworth.co.uk/tunbridge-wells

I make sure I really know the property I am selling and ask the vendors for half a dozen things that they love about the house that I mention whenever I talk about the property to potential buyers. Oh, and forget baking and coffee, a few well-placed White Company candles always help! Bath 01225 829 000 winkworth.co.uk/bath

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Castelnau, SW13 £4,125 PER WEEK

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

• Regency style period house • Grade II listed • Media room

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4

3

• Mezzanine study • Utility room • Garden house

Arguably one of the best designed and built Regency properties to come to market in Barnes. The exceptional award winning five bedroom house was a Gold Winner in the United Kingdom Property Awards in 2016-2017. EPC: D

WINKWORTH BARNES:  020 8878 7966 barnes@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/barnes

Whitehall Court, SW1A £1,350 PER WEEK

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

2

2

1

• Furnished

An impressive and elegant two-bedroom apartment situated within the historical Grade II Listed Whitehall Court, Westminster. EPC: C

WINKWORTH WEST END:  020 7240 3322 westend@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/west-end

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Laycock Street, N1 £1,295 PER WEEK

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Crediton Road, NW10 3

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£1,300 PER WEEK

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

5

3

2

• Utility room • Part-Furnished

• Utility room • Cellar • Unfurnished

An impeccable penthouse apartment split-across two floors, situated in an excellent position close to Upper Street and Highbury & Islington Station. This substantial three bedroom property benefits from three terraces with stunning city views and has recently been refurbished throughout to a very high standard. EPC: C

Introducing this beautifully presented five bedroom Victorian family home split over five floors. Offered with a landscaped garden and located close to Queens park itself. EPC: D

WINKWORTH ISLINGTON:  020 7354 2480 islington@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/islington

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Thornwood Gardens, W8

St James Gardens, W11

£9,750 PER WEEK

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

• Off street parking for 2 cars • Private pool, sauna and gym • 24hr development with concierge

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5

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• Private garden and roof terrace • Unfurnished

£3,250 PER WEEK

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• Private south facing garden • Roof terrace • Use of communal gardens

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2

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• Unfurnished

Modern terraced house comprising of five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a lift. There are also large reception areas, kitchen, dining room, two guest WCs, gym, swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. Close to all amenities of Kensington High Street and High Street Kensington underground stations. EPC: C

A rare opportunity to rent this beautiful listed period house, located on a garden square in the heart of Holland Park. EPC: E

WINKWORTH KENSINGTON:  020 7727 1500 kensington@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/kensington

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Winchester, Hampshire £2,700 PER MONTH

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

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3

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• Family room / study • Unfurnished

This individual detached property offers spacious, contemporary living. Approached by a driveway with parking for at least three cars, this home is a peaceful retreat just off the main St Cross Road with easy access to Winchester City centre. EPC: B WINKWORTH WINCHESTER:  01962 866777 lettings.winchester@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/winchester

Weybridge, Surrey £11,000 PER MONTH • 2 study/office rooms • Self contained annex • Triple garage

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

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5

4

• Outdoor swimming pool • Furnished

A beautifully presented detached family residence set within this exclusive private estate. This property offers excellent ground floor living space, five bedroom suites, further sixth bedroom, triple garage block with one bedroom apartment and garden with additional woodland. EPC: D WINKWORTH WEYBRIDGE: 01932 854400 weybridge@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/weybridge

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Basingstoke, Hampshire £1,800 PER MONTH

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

• Detached • Period • Town centre location

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Canterbury, Kent 5

2

3

£1,300 PER MONTH

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

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1

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• Pretty gardens • Original features • Attic room

• Garden • Unfurnished

This substantial five bedroom detached 1930’s house has been significantly extended and is available unfurnished for a six month tenancy. It is handily placed in a sought after location close to Basingstoke’s town centre and mainline railway station. EPC: D

A charming Grade II Listed property with a wealth of original character throughout with beams and wooden floors. The property is set within its own gardens and in the popular village of Bramling only 10 minutes drive from Canterbury City Centre. EPC: Exempt

WINKWORTH BASINGSTOKE:  01256 811730 basingstoke@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/basingstoke

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Steep, Petersfield

Reading, Berkshire

£3,000 PER MONTH

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

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2

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£5,500 PER MONTH

FEES APPLY, SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

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• Delightful gardens • Ample parking • Unfurnished

• Private tennis court • Garage • Unfurnished

A pretty detached cottage at the end of a no-through lane close to Bedales School and yet only one mile from Petersfield Train Station. EPC: E

Red House is an attractive Georgian home located in the heart of the village of Sonning-on-Thames. The 4000 sq ft accommodation is arranged over four floors with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, drawing room, formal dining room, country style kitchen/breakfast room, and original orangery. EPC: E

WINKWORTH PETERSFIELD:  01730 267274 petersfield@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/petersfield

WINKWORTH READING:  0118 4022 300 reading@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/reading

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he 2019 election was only the second time in the past 100 years that a general election has taken place in December. The last was in 1923 when the election resulted in a hung parliment. Since Margaret Thatcher’s first election win in 1979, elections have taken place in May or June and have often had the effect of dampening the usual ‘Spring Bounce’. The aptly named ‘Spring Bounce’ is the name given to the period where spring officially starts and is, for many prospective buyers and sellers, a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. During years where elections are held, fewer property sales take place in the two months immediately prior to an election than would usually be expected as buyers delay their

Election Impact

We take a look at the effect of both the latest Conservative majority and previous general elections on the UK property market.

THE ELECTION IMPACT & SALES UPLIFT

30%

25%

20%

Sales Uplift in England and Wales Sales Uplift in London

26.5%

The Election Impact on Sales in UK

17%

20%

22. 3 % 20.3% 10.7%

15%

10%

5%

Political Change

1997

2001

2005

2010

2015

2017

Conservative to Labour

Labour to Labour

Labour to Labour

Conservative / Lib Deb Coalition

Conservative

Conservative (minority)

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decisionmaking process until there is greater clarity and certainty. Over the course of the past six general elections sales volumes have risen more sharply in the two months immediately following the vote than would normally be expected. Sales volumes have increased by nearly 20% (19.5%) in these election years, compared to just over 13% in non-election years. The rise in sales volumes following an election has been highest when consumer confidence has been at its strongest. Tony Blair’s second landslide Labour victory in 2001 resulted in an uplift of 27% as he became the first Labour politician in history to serve a full term. Compare that to the 2010 election, with a lower than average uplift of just 11% as the Conservative and Liberal Democrats entered the first coalition in British politics since Chamberlain in World War II. Similarly to the seasonal shift, the impact of a general election has historically impacted the capital to a lesser extent than the country as a whole. The UK is considered one of the most politically stable countries in the world, with overseas purchasers less affected by domestic politics. On average sales volumes in the two months following an election have risen by 15.3%, compared to a rise of 9.6% in non-election years. Tony Blair’s first election victory in 1997 created far less of a wave of activity in the capital, as did David Cameron’s largely unexpected majority government in 2015.

BORIS BOUNCE

After the Conservative party’s latest election win, the property market experienced the ‘Boris Bounce’, with an uplift in activity. While the outbreak of Coronavirus will impact the property market during this period of uncertainty, we have collated analysis that focuses on the impact that occurred immediately after the election win.

5.8% December and January 2020 mortgage approvals rose 5.8% higher than in October and November 2019

70.8K 70,800 mortgage approvals for house purchase were issued in January 2020, the highest monthly volume since 2016

2.3% 2.3% growth in price in the year to January 2020

1.3% 5.2% Sales volumes in 2019: 1.3% lower YoY

Rise in buyer enquiries/traffic post the 2019 election:

15% 26% 29%

RENTAL MARKET UPDATE

SA L E S VO LU M E S H AV E I N C R EAS E D BY N EA R LY 2 0 % I N E L E CT I O N Y EA R S

Sales volumes in January 2020: 5.2% higher YoY

The rental market is playing an ever important role in the property market as demand continues to rise. Nearly 1 in 5 households live in the private rented sector and it is estimated that over 500,000 additional homes will be required to meet the demand by 2023.

1.5%

Average rents across the UK rose by 1.5% in the year to January, the strongest rate of growth in over two years

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Oakley, Hampshire £825,000 FREEHOLD

• Gardens • Spacious country home • Stunning kitchen / breakfast room

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4

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• Impressive master bedroom suite • Popular village location • Extensive parking

This impressive cottage styled modern family home is set in a quiet lane on the edge of Oakley, a village to the west of Basingstoke. It has substantial accommodation with planning consent to extend further to the rear. EPC: C

WINKWORTH BASINGSTOKE: 01256 811730 basingstoke@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/basingstoke

Hove, East Sussex £2,500,000 FREEHOLD

• Grade II Listed • Period features • First floor balcony with sea views

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3

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• Luxurious en suite bathrooms • Courtyard garden

Brunswick Place, situated at the top of Brunswick Square is a fine example of Regency architecture-being one of the few elegant, seafront townhouses remaining as a single dwelling in the city. EPC: Exempt

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Naphill, Buckinghamshire £2,500,000 FREEHOLD

• Garden • 6 acres of land • Period property • Inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings • Triple garage • Orchard with pond • Sweeping driveway

5

4

5

With an abundance of character, this picture postcard home has ample space for a family to live and grow in a beautiful and peaceful countryside setting. Located on the edge of the popular village of Naphill, it enjoys the best of both worlds; a very private and rural setting yet easy access to local amenities including primary and middle schools. Set at the end of a private, sweeping drive, this beautifully presented family home offers the perfect combination of period elegance and modern family living. The property is set in grounds approaching 6 acres with large fully restored barn parking for several cars. EPC: Exempt

WINKWORTH BEACONSFIELD: 01494 677978 | beaconsfield@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/beaconsfield

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Semington, Wiltshire £795,000 FREEHOLD • Grade II Listed • Brick former piggery • Barn

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2

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• Box parterre • Attics

Dating back to the late 16th Century and sympathetically brought up to date by the current owner, this is a fabulous family home with enormous potential remaining to do something lovely with the surrounding unconverted mellow stone and brick barns. EPC: Exempt WINKWORTH DEVIZES: 01380 729777 devizes@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/devizes

Woking, Surrey £1,100,000 FREEHOLD • Large garden • Kitchen diner • Outbuilding

4

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• Conservatory

A superb four/ five-bedroom detached family home with character and wellproportioned accommodation, including an 18th century outbuilding. The property is located in a peaceful setting, allowing easy access to Guildford and Woking town centres providing access to London via train. EPC: D WINKWORTH GUILDFORD: 01483 339977 guildford@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/guildford

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Canterbury, Kent £835,000 FREEHOLD

• Long back garden with secluded patio area • Front garden • Original features throughout • Driveway and off street parking

4

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2

An opulent Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse situated in the well regarded village of Harbledown on the outskirts of Canterbury. Forming one of the area’s finest Georgian terraces. Offering flexible accommodation comprising four bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. To the rear of the property lies a long and attractive garden with secluded patio area. Harbledown is an ancient parish sitting on the divide between rural and urban with two churches, a smart restaurant/gastro pub and regular bus services. Deriving much of its popularity from its proximity to the City Centre, mainline stations and Kentish countryside. EPC: E

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Highcliffe, Dorset

£1,300,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD • Penthouse flat • 2,006 sq ft accommodation • Dressing room

3

3

1

• Large balcony • 3 allocated parking spaces • Utility room

Seascape is a stylish contemporary development with beautiful sea views, situated on this prestigious road on Highcliffe sea front. The penthouse is the largest flat in the building and offers approximately 2,006 sq ft of luxurious accommodation including three double bedrooms. EPC: B WINKWORTH HIGHCLIFFE: 01425 270055 highcliffe@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/highcliffe

Westcliff on Sea, Essex £1,400,000 FREEHOLD

5

3

4

• View towards estuary • Open-plan Mezanine • Family Room / kitchen

This immaculately presented five bedroom detached family home is offered for sale with no onward chain situated in the heart of the sought after Chalkwell Hall Estate and has been completely renovated throughout by the current vendors to a very high specification. EPC: D WINKWORTH LEIGH ON SEA: 01702 470 625 leighonsea@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/leigh-on-sea

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Harlaxton, Grantham £1,400,000 FREEHOLD • Unique period home • Significant outbuildings • No upward chain • Delightful surrounding grounds • Sought-after village location

5

3

3

The Grange, an exquisite period country home of 7,000 sq ft nestled within the quaint and wellregarded village of Harlaxton. Walking down the tree lined driveway through electric gates you find a rare opportunity to truly acquire a taste of yesteryear Victorian living. Externally the range of outbuildings contribute significantly to the square footage of the home with the largest of them all lovingly known as the “party” room. This 1,353 sq ft room is completely versatile in its usage. The grounds surrounding the home encapsulate the 1800’s era of the property with a large forecourt to the side of the home being the immediate and impressive beginning. EPC: E

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e all, understandably, hope our homes are worth just a little more than they really are, yet there are some unscrupulous agents who will prey on this factor to gain instructions. However, this overpricing by agents is the main reason that properties fail to sell. An overpriced property will not attract as many applicants to register interest, which will reduce the number of viewings. That, in turn, will limit potential offers. Interest in overpriced properties will quickly falter and they then grow stale and overexposed on property websites. The only realistic option is then to reduce the asking price to match applicant expectations. However, this is often too little, too late. Unforgivably, over 40% of all instructions in Prime Central London experience price reductions. Overpriced properties that do finally sell often achieve less per square foot than those comparable properties which started at more conservative asking prices. The best way to avoid this is by ensuring agents pitching for your business supply relevant comparable evidence to justify their recommended asking price.

JOSHUA GRINLING

Director Winkworth Kensington 020 7727 1500 winkworth.co.uk/kensington

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CAMPDEN HILL ROAD W8 £2,250,000 Freehold –

A beautifully refurbished and interior designed Victorian terraced house. The property has incredible entertaining space with a large kitchen/ dining room on the ground floor and a double reception room with vaulted ceilings on the first floor. The three bedrooms are served by an enormous and stylish bathroom and shower room. –

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GRANVILLE GARDENS W5 £675,000 Share of Freehold –

This beautiful two bedroom maisonette offers floorto-ceiling glass doors and windows from both the master bedroom and reception that lead out on to a private 30ft garden. There is also benefit of a bespoke eatin kitchen with centre island, as well as two bathrooms and a resident's parking permit. –

Winkworth Ealing & Acton 020 8896 0123 winkworth.co.uk/ealing-andacton

The Facts

2.4% The YoY average price increase of property coming to the market in Greater London

The London sales market at a glance*

26.4% 1.6% The number of sales agreed in London January 2020 compared with the previous year

Increase in the number of newly marketed properties in January 2020

*Source: Rightmove HPI February 2020

The importance of pricing realistically

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Lettings lowdown

COURTNELL STREET W2

EGERTON CRESCENT SW3

£4,500 per week

A fantastic and considerably larger than average six storey house in one of the area's most sought after tree lined streets. This stunning home is perfectly positioned one street away from Ledbury Road and a moment's walk from Westbourne Grove. –

Winkworth Notting Hill 020 7727 3227 winkworth.co.uk/notting-hill

£12,950 per week

An extremely handsome white stucco period terraced house, originally constructed on the site of Brompton Grange in 1843. This Grade II listed house benefits from plenty of natural light and has been extensively developed and extended by the current landlord. –

Winkworth Knightsbridge & Chelsea 020 7589 6616 winkworth.co.uk/knightsbridgechelsea

A D V I C E

Director of Winkworth Notting Hill Lucinda Richardson discusses how the rental market has changed over the last few years

LUCINDA RICHARDSON Director Winkworth Notting Hill 020 7727 3227 winkworth.co.uk/notting-hill

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hile the lettings market has continued steadily in terms of supply and demand, what has become apparent is the need for landlords and their agents to stay on top of the new legal and regulatory requirements that have already been introduced, or will be this year. Stipulations coming into play in 2020 include MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) and the Electric Safety Standard. From Spring this year, all rented properties must have a minimum rating of E on a valid EPC, and mandatory electrical safety checks are set to be introduced, where

electrical installation inspections and testing will need to be carried out by a qualified person every five years. We have also seen a number of landlords considering their options due to the April changes in Capital Gains Tax Relief. It is expected that tax breaks are going to be reduced, leaving landlords with a potentially hefty tax bill should they sell their rental or buy-to-let properties. However, the 2019 tenancy fee ban was a welcome addition for many renting in the private property sector. This capped shorthold tenancy deposits at five weeks, regardless of whether tenants owned pets, and placed an outright ban on any administrative fees or extra charges.

LANDLORDS AND THEIR AGENTS NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF THE NEW LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

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Aldbourne, Marlborough £1,150,000 FREEHOLD

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• Stables • 2 acres of paddock

Set in an idyllic rural location, Hill View has the most incredible panoramic views across the downs and down over Aldbourne village. Having been modernised and extended, this fabulous five bedroom detached house has large gardens and two acres of paddock and stables. EPC: C WINKWORTH MARLBOROUGH: 01672 552777 marlborough@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/marlborough

Froxfield, Hampshire £1,800,000 FREEHOLD • Paddocks and gardens of 2.69 acres

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• Planning permission for detached annex and garage

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An extensively renovated country house with tremendous views over the gardens, paddocks and countryside beyond. EPC: E

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Highcliffe, Dorset £1,250,000 FREEHOLD • Three reception rooms • Six bedrooms • Four bathrooms • Landscaped gardens

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An individually designed family house with stunning elevations, offering over 3,300 sq ft of stylish accommodation, located on one of Highcliffe’s best roads only a short distance from the heart of Highcliffe village and beach as well as the AA voted UK’s best hotel, the fabulous Relais & Chateaux Chewton Glen. The property has been finished to the highest of standards throughout and the attention to detail is second to none, benefitting from a striking double height galleried hallway leading through to the superb living space and gardens. EPC: C

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Shotesham St. Mary, Norwich P.O.A. FREEHOLD

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• Double garage • Character features • Idyllic village setting

Enjoying exquisite views in a quiet setting stands this exceptional 4,000 sq ft barn conversion. Architecturally designed whilst retaining an abundance of charm and character, this substantial property has been sympathetically converted into a truly remarkable home. EPC: D WINKWORTH PORINGLAND: 01508 528880 poringland@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/poringland

Southampton, Hampshire £925,000 FREEHOLD

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• Garden • Utility room • Dressing room

This lovely property is full of super design ideas and offers exceptional family accommodation of 2,500 square feet, with four double bedrooms and extensive reception areas. The property is moments away from the River Hamble and Bursledon Railway station. EPC: D WINKWORTH WINCHESTER: 01962 866777 winchester@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/winchester

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Bracon Ash, Norwich P.O.A. FREEHOLD

• Triple garage • Stunning gallery landing • Bespoke fitted kitchen

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A magnificent late Victorian family house in a lovely tucked away position down a quiet country lane. Lodge Farmhouse is a truly remarkable residence boasting over 5000 sq. ft of living accommodation and centrally positioned within expansive wrap around grounds, this alluring property is unlike any other! EPC: E

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Willisham, Suffolk

£950,000 FREEHOLD

• Spectacular period barn conversion • Five bedroom main accommodation plus separate Annexe barn • Possibility to enlarge into attached cart-lodge and/or outbuilding (stp). • 1 acre (sts) plot with large garden facing South West • Far-reaching countryside views • Smart home technology / superfast broadband

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A stunning timber-framed barn conversion of immense style and attention to detail, characterised by wonderful high ceilings and enormous amounts of light. Idyllically situated and surrounded by the gently rolling rural Suffolk countryside equidistant from the attractive villages of Offton, Somersham and Willisham and within easy reach of Needham Market, Ipswich and a range of well recognised independent schools including Finborough, Old Buckenham Hall, Ipswich School and Woodbridge School. A private driveway passes alongside Halls Barn and sweeps around the attached cart-lodge to a courtyard setting with a detached annexe barn and a further period cart-lodge. EPC: C

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Southwold, Suffolk £1,800,000 FREEHOLD

• Elegant Edwardian facade • Stunning views across the common • Remodelled by a respected local architect • Master bedroom suite with balcony • Open atrium through three floors • Stunning open plan reception area • Reputed to be one of the largest houses in Southwold

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The Links, believed to be one of the largest properties in Southwold, is an impressive family residence offering extensive accommodation over three floors with panoramic views from the front over Southwold Common to Walberswick and the sea. The property has well-proportioned light filled rooms with notably high ceilings on the ground floor and amongst a number of focal points are the central atrium in the hall which goes all the way up through the floors to a glazed dome on the roof, and the main family living room which is very much the hub of the house. EPC: D

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A well-designed home will improve your quality of life – and you’ll reap financial rewards too. We look at the world of renovations

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o less relevant than the established property-buying mantra ‘location, location, location’ is the motto ‘potential, potential, potential’. The proliferation of scaffolding, skips and drilling noise on our streets and endless dinner party conversations all underline the fact that everyone is at it. Building projects are everywhere, because when buying houses we’re all tuned into possible ways that we can improve them. We’re just not as willing to put up with outdated layouts, awkward spaces or unattractive features as we used to be – and we’re all savvy investors too. Not only do we all want to improve our living spaces, but we also want to profit financially from them. Much of the UK’s housing stock is made up of standard Victorian or Edwardian terraced houses, with their warrens of small rooms, galley kitchens and unused side returns. These layouts don’t suit the demands of 21st century family life, mostly because we now need less separation; kitchens are at the centre of the home and living areas are often integrated with cooking areas. Extending across the side return to create what can become a vast kitchen space has become commonplace, often taking over the former dining room or back room too and creating space for a separate utility room. Living rooms commonly shrink to become essentially tv rooms, while kitchens dominate most of the ground floor footprint. In terms of investment, a side return is certainly worth it, says Hamish Allan of Winkworth in Islington. “It’s an expensive project if you look at it per square foot, but it creates a very different family space and will increase desirability tenfold when selling,” he says. The other obvious thing to do with your three bed terrace is to extend into the loft to create another bedroom and bathroom – this is so cost-effective that it’s simply the THE WM ∙ 2020   51

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their clients and then strip them back to create luxurious contemporary residences, navigating planning and managing the entire project, from conception to moving in. They’ll take care of floorplans, extensions, moodboards, lighting design and joinery – and they’ll make sure that all the sockets and switches are in the right place too. Their vision is a complete transformation and there are certain clever things that they will always do. Like maximising ceiling height, for instance. Old houses will often have enormous firehoods behind ceiling lights – and it’s easy enough to strip them away and gain probably 15cm. Doors too – they’ll raise the frame and install a taller door. Stripping a house back and redoing the infrastructure may not be for the faint-hearted but there’s no other way to create the full luxe feel with underfloor heating, carefully placed lighting, soundproof doors and unobtrusive pipework. There has been a marked increase in people looking to buy unmodernised properties, reports Faith Cook of Winkworth in Fulham. She says: “We’re seeing multiple bids on anything unmodernised, because buyers don’t want to pay a premium on something they will have to undo. People are spending more on design and standards are high – everyone wants to maximise the square footage.” Current trends

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02 VA L E T TA R O A D , W 3

£1,250,000 freehold

– Re-imagined and rebuilt by award winning architects Office S&M, this house won a 2018 ‘Don’t Move Improve’ award. – Winkworth Shepherds Bush 020 8735 3266 winkworth.co.uk/shepherdsbush

03 CASTELNAU, SW13

£4,125 per week

– This exceptional awardwinning five bedroom period house was a Gold Winner at the UK Property Awards in 2016-2017. – Winkworth Barnes 020 8878 7966 winkworth.co.uk/barnes

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sensible thing to do, as long as there’s enough downstairs space to accommodate the additional people catered to by the new bedroom. A well-designed home can improve quality of life, offer functional solutions on the smallest of sites, and create beautiful spaces even within the most restricted of budgets. Buying a derelict property on the basis of its potential enables the owner to design everything just the way they want it – and after all, not everyone wants to live in a space newly designed by a developer. Often it’s far better to have done it yourself, even if taking on a house refurbishment can be daunting and harder than you think. Hiring a fleet of architects and builders can be time-consuming and costly, and managing them all is a job in itself, which is why many people look to companies that can do everything for them. West London-based Elnaz Namaki and her business partner Hugo van Bilderbeek run a streamlined business in complete house refurbishments, including a property search service. They’ll find houses for

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A W E L L- D E S I G N E D H O M E CA N I M P R OV E Q UA L I TY O F L I F E A N D O F F E R F U N CT I O N A L S O LU T I O N S include Crittal windows rather than bifolds, and darker kitchens with large islands. Every year, London’s most ingenious residential design projects are celebrated in New London Architecture’s ‘Don’t Move Improve’ Awards, all demonstrating how even the trickiest spaces can be entirely transformed with a bit of architectural nous. This year’s winner is a terrace house refurbishment and rear extension in south London by architects Procter & Shaw, which provided the existing residence with additional living, dining and study spaces, and was praised by the judges for introducing more natural light via a large glass skylight. One of 2018’s winning houses is currently on the market

with Winkworth in Shepherd’s Bush: Valetta House was reconfigured by Office S&M to create a generous living space on the ground floor and a new bedroom in the loft. The architects created a child-friendly house, adding curves to the walls and an arched window for each child. Throughout the Victorian house there’s a rich variety of materials, from encaustic floor tiles and glazed herringbone tiles to fabric banquettes and marble handrail ends. Sympathetically renovated period properties offer the highest returns, according to Hamish Allan, and his advice is to maintain a house’s history and character while incorporating contemporary elements and beautiful finishes.

04 LOCHALINE STREET, W6 £1,500,000 freehold

– This property has been extended over the side return to create a stunning living space. – Winkworth Fulham & Parsons Green 020 7731 3388 winkworth.co.uk/fulhamparsons-green

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Bath, Somerset

£659,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire 2

2

1

£2,400,000 FREEHOLD

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4

4

• Communal garden • 1,100 sq ft • Grade I Listed

• 1 acre paddock • Garden • Two double garages

A stunning two floor maisonette in this Grade I Listed building in the famous King’s Circus in Bath. EPC: Exempt

A rare opportunity to purchase two adjacent barn conversions comprising 6 bedrooms and 4 reception rooms: ideal for multi-generational living, presented in immaculate condition and set in a peaceful yet convenient rural setting overlooking Hughenden Manor Estate. EPC: Exempt

WINKWORTH BATH: 01225 829000 bath@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/bath

WINKWORTH BEACONSFIELD: 01494 677978 beaconsfield@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/beaconsfield

Guildford, Surrey

Framfield, East Sussex

£649,950 FREEHOLD • Detached house • Master bedroom en suite • Kitchen diner

• Exceptional vaulted lounge • Adjoining National Trust Hughenden Manor Estate

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2

• Garage • South facing garden

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£1,250,000

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FREEHOLD

• Detached double garage with studio above • Gardens and paddocks

2

3

• Gated entrance • Sweeping gravel driveway

This fabulous four bedroom detached family home is in the sought after location of Cardwells Keep. There is a lovely park opposite this spectacular property and situated with great access to the A3 and London. EPC: D

A modern detached family home with stunning views over surrounding countryside, being set in its own gardens and paddocks extending to 12.5 acres tbv. With the added advantage of a detached double garage with selfcontained flat above. EPC: D

WINKWORTH GUILDFORD: 01483 339977 guildford@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/guildford

WINKWORTH LEWES: 01273 471471 lewes@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/lewes

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Cobham, Surrey £699,950 FREEHOLD

• Out buildings • Garden • Private drive with electric gates • Views of Silvermere Golf Club

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1

2

An outstanding two bedroom Victorian villa which is situated at the end of a short lane and set behind private electric gates. This semi-detached property is located in attractive, listed building and has been modernized to a very high standard as well as extended at the side to create an impressive dining room that is constructed entirely from glass and underfloor heating. Way Out lodge has far reaching views over the Silvermere Golf Course as well as a very pretty landscaped garden, outbuilding and parking for multiple cars. Weybridge town centre, Byfleet and Cobham are all just a short drive away. EPC: E

WINKWORTH WEYBRIDGE: 01932 854400 | weybridge@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/weybridge

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Brightwalton, Berkshire

£750,000 FREEHOLD • Garden • Newly re-thatched

Reading, Berkshire 3/4

2

2

• Inglenook fireplace • Outlook over open countryside

£500,000 LEASEHOLD

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2

1

• Secure gated parking • Grade II Listed conversion • Town centre location

A charming Grade II Listed period cottage in pretty cottage gardens of a quarter of an acre. With parts dating back to the 1600’s and later additions the accommodation is spacious and flexible with good ceiling heights throughout. EPC: Exempt

Offered to the market with no onward chain, a superb three double bedroom high spec. ground floor apartment in this Grade II Listed Georgian conversion. Situated in the highly desirable Eldon Road conservation area and conveniently located a short walk to Reading Station. EPC: B

WINKWORTH NEWBURY: 01635 552552 newbury@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/newbury

WINKWORTH READING: 0118 4022300 reading@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/reading

Brixham, Devon

£450,000 FREEHOLD

Fordingbridge, Hampshire 5/6

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£1,195,000 FREEHOLD

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• Front and rear gardens • Summer House • Garage and driveway parking

• Gardens • Garage

An extremely attractive triple fronted Victorian villa offering a generous family home with the opportunity to provide secondary accommodation / annexe if so required. EPC: D

A wonderful grade II listed home situated in the village of Breamore with unspoilt views over the water meadows. EPC: Exempt

WINKWORTH TORBAY: 01803 444595 torbay@winkworth.co.uk  | winkworth.co.uk/torbay

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East Preston, West Sussex £725,000 FREEHOLD • Garden Studio • Zinc Roof • Refurbished 2016 • Close To Beach • Beach Inspired Gardens

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A striking home on the Sussex coastline within a peaceful location on a family orientated sea estate. Only an hour and a half from central London by train and road links to the cities of Brighton and Chichester as well as the A24 for Gatwick and Heathrow. This architecturally designed low maintenance abode is set on a peaceful street of individual homes a mere 300m to the beach and just a little further to the amenities of the village. EPC: C

WINKWORTH WORTHING: 01903 216219 | worthing@winkworth.co.uk | winkworth.co.uk/worthing

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When the kids have moved out back in... We’re here. When life throws you a curveball, make Winkworth your first call. Because when you instruct us you’re doing more than engaging an estate agent, you’re entering a partnership with a national network of local property professionals who value honesty, accuracy and reliability above all else. So whether your next step is selling, buying, renting or letting, get in touch with Winkworth today. We’ll be there when it matters most.

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guide • living the dream

CULTURAL HUBS Where?

Where?

Why? Shoreditch has long been considered the hipster home of London and offers countless bars, music venues and restaurants, suitable for any interest. What’s on? Shoreditch is lively throughout the week catch some live music with Gordon Mark after work on Wednesdays, enjoy a night of laughs on Thursdays at the Back Yard Comedy Club, or try out some delicious 2 for 1 cocktails at the rooftop bar, Goldenbee from TuesdaysThursdays. On the weekend, there is a selection of fabulous brunch spots to enjoy, including bottomless brunches at Fourpure Basecap, brunch socials at Shoreditch Flight Club or all-day Sunday roasts available at Upper House roasts. Types of property? Shoreditch has a selection of stunning new build developments and impressive apartments, as well as a smattering of converted homes. Average property price? £644,813

Why? The easy commute on the train to London Bridge, Victoria or Canary Wharf via Canada Water as well as excellent bus services going to many locations makes it a great place for professionals. What’s on? Crystal Palace is full of restaurants, pubs and shops that you can enjoy, as well as the local Picturehouse Cinema. The annual Crystal Palace Festival has a line up of music, spoken word, dance and comedy acts. For fitness, Crystal Palace Park provides plenty of grassy areas and sports facilities as well as the Fun Runners club which runs 5k every Saturday. There’s also a great selection of studios, for Crossfit, yoga, personal training and boxing with the Yoga Edge being a popular choice with the locals. Types of property? You can find a mix of large Victorian mansions and Edwardianstyle semi-detached and terraced houses as well as new apartment buildings. Average property price? £417,595

Shoreditch

LIVING THE DREAM

Crystal Palace

Painted walls and graffiti art in Shoreditch, East London

Explore what the cultural hubs of the Capital have to offer

Where?

Where?

Why? New Cross is a great place for families, professionals and students alike. Boasting affordable homes and a decent nightlife, New Cross is teeming with students and artists thanks to nearby Goldsmiths University of London. What’s on? New Cross has a fine selection of pubs and restaurants. Pubs include New Cross House for the over-30s, Amersham Arms for lovers of live music and the Rose Pub, which boasts a large back garden. Head down to the London Particular for coffee, cake or stew, and be sure to visit Old Kent Road or Deptford for good Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants. Types of property? A mixture of period conversions as well as refurbishment opportunities attract investors into the area. There is also a high demand from students for large houses. New homes are towering and the surrounding areas benefit from new infrastructure and regeneration. Average property price? £456,848

Why? Clerkenwell is choice of home for craftsmen and women, artists, designers and architects, with more creatives per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. What’s on? Enjoy some of the finest markets in the country including Exmouth Market, Whitecross Street Market, with its delicious treats for foodies, Leather Lane Market and Smithfield Meat Market, which is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK and one of the largest in Europe! Sadler’s Wells Theater is one of the best contemporary dance venues in the world and sits right in Clerkenwell. The area is also home to Clerkenwell Design Festival and more than 80 world renowned design brands have showrooms in the area. Types of property? Clerkenwell is famous for pioneering warehouse conversions, and you can also find many Georgian and Victorian houses in the area. Average property price? £790,849

New Cross

Clerkenwell

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international market • advice

Did you know?

784,900 British citizens live in the EU, excluding the UK and Ireland, with 69% of these in Spain, France & Germany

FAMILY TIES

David King, Head of Winkworth International on bringing up children abroad while retaining UK ties

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uring this digital age, it has never been easier to stay in touch with Skype, FaceTime et al providing instant access to loved ones at home, but there are a myriad of other ways to keep those ties while you’re raising your children abroad. One way to retain ties is to continue to speak your mother tongue at home while children learn a second language at school. David King, Head of Winkworth International, comments “Children will quickly assimilate, the language barrier will be short lived and in later life they will be bi-lingual.” This will give children a definitive edge in the British job market later on. According to a 2018 report, 80% of European 15-30 year olds can read and write in at least one foreign language, but the figure falls to a mere 32% amongst British 15-30 year olds. Different schooling types have also made it easier for children living abroad. David expands; “Children are very adaptable and entering them into the local education system may prove stressful at the outset but there will be lifelong benefits.”

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Universal qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate have also made it easier, as well as providing other benefits. As David says “maybe later on choosing a British university will give them a balanced and cosmopolitan upbringing.” Another way of making sure that you retain ties with the UK is by making the most of the school holidays. In Portugal and Spain, for instance, summer holidays last for two months, leaving ample time to return to visit family and friends. This coupled with lower air fares from competing budget airlines means European travel is more affordable than ever before. While some may choose not to rent out their UK property, making it easier to visit at a moment’s notice, you may need to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage with potentially higher rates and fees. If this isn’t a financially viable option, home owners can look at shorter term letting through a corporate relocation agent so they retain some flexibility. While you will still need to pay taxes on your UK property, including Capital Gains Tax, retaining your UK base means that your property will be a failsafe when you do return home, as well as providing you with a good rental income if you do choose to let.

LOT, NR CAZALS, FRANCE

€660,000 A recently renovated period property on the edge of a beautiful village with second house divided into 3 rental apartments. 020 7870 7181 winkworth-international.com

DAVID KING

Head of International 020 7870 7181 winkworth-international.com

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France, Nice-Mt Boron €6,600,000

• Main Villa 300 sq m with 60 sq m reception area • 4 en suite bedrooms • 2 bedroom guest apartment on the garden level • 50 sq m caretaker’s house • 2 garages

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Located in the Cap de Nice, in quiet surroundings and shaded by umbrella pines this property enjoys extensive sea views.

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France, Lot, Nr Cahors €1,950,000

• Caretaker’s house • Independent apartment • Music studio

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3

4

• Garages and outbuildings • Gardens and swimming pool

This elegant 18th century château has been fully restored with caretaker’s house, an independent apartment, music studio, garages and outbuildings. The total living area is 553 sq m set in beautiful grounds and gardens totalling approximately 38 hectares / 90 acres, complete with a swimming pool. WINKWORTH INTERNATIONAL: 020 7870 7181 dking@winkworth.com  | winkworth-international.com

Portugal, Algarve, Alvor €1,650,000

• Large reception/dining area • 4 en suite bedrooms • Large terraces

4

4

2

• Heated swimming pool • Sauna • Jacuzzi

A fabulous villa in a quiet residential area within easy reach of the coast.

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Switzerland, Nr Geneva POA

• 3 reception rooms • Large loft area for conversion • Staff flat

4

5

3

• Games room and gym • Swimming pool • 2 car garage

A prestigious property in Mies with master bedroom suite with balcony, two bathrooms and a dressing room, along with 3 further bedrooms. Situated on the edge of woodland with very easy access to Geneva Airport, this wonderful property has 400 sq m of accommodation on four levels. WINKWORTH INTERNATIONAL: 020 7870 7181 dking@winkworth.com  | winkworth-international.com

Spain, Malaga, Estepona €298,000

• Communal facilities include 2 swimming pools and heated indoor pool

2

2

1

• Spa with sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath and tennis court • Two parking spaces

This spacious ground floor luxury apartment is located in the popular gated development of Marques de Atalaya, situated on the New Golden Mile midway between the towns of San Pedro de Alcantara and Estepona. It has 2 en suite bedrooms, sea views and a south facing terrace. EPC: E WINKWORTH SPAIN: 0034 952 880 941 info@winkworth.es  | winkworth.es

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Spain, Malaga, Benahavis FROM

€245,000

France, Paris 6th, Rue Bonaparte 2

1

1

€1,635,000

1

1

1

• Garage space • Storeroom • Sea view

• 62 sq m accommodation • Salon/Bureau • Kitchen dining area

A beautiful new development of 75 apartments, known as Riverside located in the charming Spanish village of Benahavis that is renowned for its array of restaurants and bars. It is located about a 10 minute drive from the main coastal road, midway between Marbella and Estepona.

Located in the heart of Saint Germain, this beautiful beamed apartment is on the third floor of a historic building (with an elevator) overlooking Eglise Saint-Sulpice.

WINKWORTH SPAIN: 0034 952 880 941 info@winkworth.es  | winkworth.es

WINKWORTH INTERNATIONAL: 020 7870 7181 dking@winkworth.com  | winkworth-international.com

Italy, Tuscany, Lucca

€1,600,000

• Large entrance hall • Salon • Family kitchen

• Spacious bedroom with bathroom

Portugal, Algarve, Carvoeiro 2

5

• 5 bedrooms all en suite • Swimming pool

5

€450,000

• Double reception room • 3 en suite bedrooms • Swimming pool

3

3

2

• Garage • Air conditioning

A delightful part renovated farmhouse, located in rural surroundings 6 km from Lucca. 500 sq m of accommodation, 1.8 hectares of land and a salt water swimming pool.

A lovely villa situated in the small resort of Quinta do Rosal and very close to the beaches.

WINKWORTH INTERNATIONAL: 020 7870 7181 dking@winkworth.com  | winkworth-international.com

WINKWORTH INTERNATIONAL: 020 7870 7181 dking@winkworth.com  | winkworth-international.com

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Spain, Andalucia, Ronda €1,200,000

• Separate guest house with one bedroom and one bathroom. • 84,000 sq m of land • Swimming pool

5

4

1

An exquisitely refurbished contemporary style country house set within the Ronda countryside and comprising of 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This beautiful property features a completely open-plan ground floor living area with floor to ceiling glass doors leading to the impressive swimming pool and spectacular views beyond. EPC: D

WINKWORTH SPAIN: 0034 952 880 941 | info@winkworth.es | winkworth.es

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Winkworth Office Directory 2020 Over 100 offices in the UK, and over 55 in London

London Offices London Central Clerkenwell & City 020 7405 1288 66 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4QP clerkenwell@winkworth.co.uk Kensington 020 7727 1500 118 Kensington Church Street, W8 4BH kensington@winkworth.co.uk Knightsbridge & Chelsea 020 7589 6616 289 Brompton Road, SW3 2DY knightsbridge@winkworth.co.uk Notting Hill 020 7727 3227 178 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH nottinghill@winkworth.co.uk Paddington & Bayswater 020 7467 5770 23 Leinster Terrace, W2 3ET paddington@winkworth.co.uk Pimlico & Westminster 020 7828 1786 31 Belgrave Road, SW1V 1RB pimlico@winkworth.co.uk South Kensington 020 7373 5052 123a Gloucester Rd, SW7 4TE southkensington@winkworth.co.uk St John’s Wood 020 7586 7001 103 –104 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6PL stjohnswood@winkworth.co.uk West End 020 7240 3322 55 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1BS westend@winkworth.co.uk London West Brentford 020 8560 1125 Brentford Lock, 7 High St, Brentford TW8 8AQ brentford@winkworth.co.uk

Fulham & Parsons Green 020 7731 3388 40 New King’s Road, SW6 4ST fulham@winkworth.co.uk

Forest Hill 020 3941 9797 9 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3TW foresthill@winkworth.co.uk

Hammersmith 020 7371 4466 129 Shepherd’s Bush Road, W6 7LP hammersmith@winkworth.co.uk

Greenwich 020 3053 3033 279 - 283 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NB greenwich@winkworth.co.uk

Kensal Rise & Queen’s Park 020 8960 4947 Bridge House, Chamberlayne Road, NW10 3NR kensalrise@winkworth.co.uk

Herne Hill 020 7501 8950 236 Railton Road, SE24 0JT hernehill@winkworth.co.uk

North Kensington 020 7792 5000 141 Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ northkensington@winkworth.co.uk

Kennington 020 7587 0600 299 Kennington Road, SE11 4QE kennington@winkworth.co.uk

Shepherd’s Bush 020 8735 3266 97 Uxbridge Road, W12 8NL shepherdsbush@winkworth.co.uk

New Cross 020 7277 7298 157 New Cross Road, SE14 5DG newcross@winkworth.co.uk

London South Barnes 020 8255 0088 2 Barnes High Street, SW13 9LB barnes@winkworth.co.uk

Putney 020 8788 9295 196 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 2SH putney@winkworth.co.uk

Battersea 020 7228 9265 207-217 Lavender Hill, SW11 5SD battersea@winkworth.co.uk

Richmond 020 8940 9986 5 Westminster House, Kew Road, TW9 2ND richmond@winkworth.co.uk

Beckenham 020 8650 1000 127 High Street, BR3 1AG beckenham@winkworth.co.uk

Southfields 020 8877 1000 241 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, SW18 5RJ southfields@winkworth.co.uk

Blackheath 020 8852 0999 5 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA blackheath@winkworth.co.uk

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

Cheam 020 8770 7766 45-47 Station Way, Cheam Village, SM3 8SD cheam@winkworth.co.uk

Surbiton 26 Brighton Road, Surbiton, KT6 5PQ 020 3861 0010 surbiton@winkworth.co.uk

Chislehurst 020 8285 5099 16 High Street, Chislehurst, BR7 5AN chislehurst@winkworth.co.uk

Surrey Quays 020 7237 9119 First floor, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, SE16 7LL surreyquays@winkworth.co.uk

Chiswick 020 8994 7096 269 Chiswick High Road, W4 4PU chiswick@winkworth.co.uk

Clapham 020 7498 8600 16 The Polygon, SW4 0JG clapham@winkworth.co.uk

Tooting 020 8767 5221 17 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7TS tooting@winkworth.co.uk

Ealing & Acton 020 8896 0123 5-6 Station Buildings, Uxbridge Rd, W5 3NU ealing@winkworth.co.uk

Crystal Palace 020 8655 9530 45-47 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, SE19 1TS crystalpalace@winkworth.co.uk

West Norwood 020 8670 0035 28 Knights Hill, SE27 0HY westnorwood@winkworth.co.uk

Fulham 020 7731 3388 190 Fulham Palace Road, W6 9PA fulham@winkworth.co.uk

Dulwich 020 8299 2722 97 Lordship Lane, SE22 8HU dulwich@winkworth.co.uk

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Worcester Park 020 8335 5555 33 Brabham Court, Central Road, KT4 8EG worcesterpark@winkworth.co.uk

London North Barnet 020 8447 5656 35 High Street, Barnet, EN5 5UW barnet@winkworth.co.uk Borehamwood & Elstree 020 8953 8899 56 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1DS borehamwood@winkworth.co.uk Colindale 020 8202 1031 387 Edgware Road, Colindale, NW9 6NJ colindale@winkworth.co.uk Crouch End 020 8342 9999 12 Broadway Parade, Tottenham Lane, N8 9DE crouchend@winkworth.co.uk Finchley 020 8349 3388 364 Regent’s Park Road, N3 2LJ finchley@winkworth.co.uk Golders Green 020 8458 8313 891 Finchley Road, NW11 8RR goldersgreen@winkworth.co.uk Harringay 020 8800 5151 10-11 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, N4 1JX harringay@winkworth.co.uk Harrow 020 8861 3933 144 Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2RH harrow@winkworth.co.uk Hendon 020 8202 1031 49 Brent Street, NW4 2EA hendon@winkworth.co.uk Highbury 020 7989 7000 106 Highbury Park, N5 2XE highbury@winkworth.co.uk Highgate 020 8341 1988 36 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG highgate@winkworth.co.uk Islington 020 7354 2480 65 Upper Street, N1 0NY islington@winkworth.co.uk Kingsbury 020 8204 0000 499 Kingsbury Road, NW9 9ED kingsbury@winkworth.co.uk Kentish Town 020 7485 9210 306 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TH kentishtown@winkworth.co.uk

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Palmers Green 020 8920 9900 393 Green Lanes, N13 4JG palmersgreen@winkworth.co.uk

Torbay 01803 444595 37 Fore St, Brixham TQ5 8AA torbay@winkworth.co.uk

Romsey 01794 511911 18 Market Place, Romsey, SO51 8NA romsey@winkworth.co.uk

London East Bow 020 8981 6776 429 Roman Road, E3 5LX bow@winkworth.co.uk

Dorset Highcliffe 01425 270055 279 Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5EB highcliffe@winkworth.co.uk

Sway 01590 683834 The Estate Office, Station Road, Sway, SO41 6AA sway@winkworth.co.uk

Hackney 020 8986 4216 17 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NS hackney@winkworth.co.uk Shoreditch 020 7749 7650 184 Brick Lane, E1 6SA shoreditch@winkworth.co.uk

Country Offices (UK) Country House Department Mayfair 020 7871 0589 1 Lumley Street, Mayfair, W1K 6TT countryhouse@winkworth.co.uk Berkshire Newbury 01635 552552 43 Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1DT newbury@winkworth.co.uk Reading 0118 4022300 Blagrave House, 17 Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QB reading@winkworth.co.uk Sunningdale 01344 291639 3 Broomhall Buildings, London Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, SL5 0DH sunningdale@winkworth.co.uk Buckinghamshire Beaconsfield 01494 677978 46 London End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JH beaconsfield@winkworth.co.uk Cambridgeshire Market Deeping 01778 347098 5a High Street, Cambridgeshire, PE6 8ED marketdeeping@winkworth.co.uk Cornwall Fowey 01726 833 000 Trafalgar House, Trafalgar Square, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1AZ fowey@winkworth.co.uk Devon Dartmouth 01803 832288 3a Market Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9QE dartmouth@winkworth.co.uk Exeter 01392 271177 25 Southernhay East, EX1 1QP exeter@winkworth.co.uk

Mudeford 01425 274444 4 Falcon Drive, Mudeford, Christchurch, BH23 4BA mudeford@winkworth.co.uk Poole 01202 733000 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY poole@winkworth.co.uk Southbourne 01202 434365 29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT southbourne@winkworth.co.uk Westbourne 01202 767633 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB westbourne@winkworth.co.uk Essex Leigh on Sea 01702 470625 218 Leigh Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 1BP leighonsea@winkworth.co.uk East Sussex Brighton & Hove 01273 772175 32 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FN brightonhove@winkworth.co.uk Forest Row 01342 822255 The Square, Lewes Road, Forest Row, RH18 5HA forestrow@winkworth.co.uk Lewes 01273 471471 23 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2LU lewes@winkworth.co.uk
 Gloucestershire Cheltenham 01242 386586 79 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1PJ cheltenham@winkworth.co.uk Hampshire Basingstoke 01256 811730 Keel House, 10B Church Street, RG21 7QE basingstoke@winkworth.co.uk

Winchester 01962 866777 2 Black Swan Buildings, Southgate Street, SO23 9DT winchester@winkworth.co.uk Kent Canterbury 01227 456645 Albert House, 14 St.John’s Lane, CT1 2QG canterbury@winkworth.co.uk

Surrey Banstead 01737 362 362 100 High Street, Banstead, SM7 2NN banstead@winkworth.co.uk Farnham 01252 733042 99 West Street, Farnham, GU9 7EN farnham@winkworth.co.uk Guildford 01483 339977 1 Epsom Road, Guildford, GU1 3JT guildford@winkworth.co.uk Weybridge 01932 854400 79 Queens Rd, Weybridge KT13 9UQ weybridge@winkworth.co.uk

Tunbridge Wells 01892 519600 65 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XX twells@winkworth.co.uk

West Sussex Worthing 01903 216219 45 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DQ worthing@winkworth.co.uk

Lincolnshire Bourne 01778 392807 6 West Street, Bourne, PE10 9NE bourne@winkworth.co.uk

Wiltshire Devizes 01380 729777 4-5 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1HT devizes@winkworth.co.uk

Grantham 01476 578888 4 Finkin Street, NG31 6QZ grantham@winkworth.co.uk

Marlborough 01672 552777 65 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1HF marlborough@winkworth.co.uk

Sleaford 01529 303377 3 Northgate, Sleaford, NG34 7BH sleaford@winkworth.co.uk Norfolk Poringland 01508 528880 Unit 2, Overtons Way Poringland, Norwich, NR14 7WB poringland@winkworth.co.uk North Somerset Bath 01225 829000 13 Argyle Street, Bath BA2 4BQ bath@winkworth.co.uk Northamptonshire Northampton 01604 204455 221 Wellingborough Road, Northampton NN1 4EF northampton@winkworth.co.uk Nottinghamshire Newark 01636 611666 23 Bridge Street, Newark, NG24 1EE newark@winkworth.co.uk

Milford on Sea 01590 642641 5 Church Hill, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QH milford@winkworth.co.uk

Suffolk Long Melford 01787 326740 9 Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JF longmelford@winkworth.co.uk

Petersfield 01730 267274 26 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL petersfield@winkworth.co.uk

Southwold 01502 723007 45 High Street, Southwold, IP18 6DJ southwold@winkworth.co.uk

Salisbury 01722 443000 The Brewery House, 36 Milford Street, Salisbury, SP1 2AP salisbury@winkworth.co.uk

Overseas Offices International Mayfair 020 7870 7181 1 Lumley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6TT international@winkworth.com Spain Marbella 020 8299 2722 0034 952 88 09 41 Urb Guadalmina Alta, C.C. Guadalmina 4, Local 12, San Pedro de Alcantara, 29678 Malaga info@winkworth.es China Desk Mayfair 020 7355 0286 1 Lumley Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 6TT china@winkworth.com Associate offices in France, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland

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A man walks into an estate agency in London...

London Central

Clerkenwell & City Kensington Knightsbridge Notting Hill Paddington & Bayswater Pimlico & Westminster South Kensington St John’s Wood West End

West

Chiswick Ealing & Acton Fulham Fulham & Parsons Green Hammersmith Kensal & Queen’s Park North Kensington Shepherd’s Bush

South

…and walks out with a house in the country. Lincolnshire

Not very funny. But then it’s not a joke. With

Bourne Grantham Sleaford

one of the largest estate agency networks in London and a growing number of country offices, it’s a reality at Winkworth.

Cambridgeshire Northamptonshire

Market Deeping

Gloucestershire

Berkshire

Bath

Newbury Reading Sunningdale

Wiltshire Devon Dartmouth Exeter Torbay

Cornwall

Buckinghamshire

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Devizes Marlborough Salisbury

Dorset Highcliffe Mudeford Poole Southbourne Westbourne

Hampshire Basingstoke Milford on Sea Petersfield Romsey Sway Winchester

North

Barnet Borehamwood & Elstree Colindale Crouch End Finchley Golders Green Harringay Harrow Hendon Poringland Highbury Highgate Islington Kentish Town Kingsbury Palmers Green Long Melford Southwold East Bow Hackney Shoreditch

Norfolk

Suffolk

Northampton

Cheltenham

Barnes Battersea Beckenham Blackheath Cheam Chislehurst Clapham Crystal Palace Dulwich Forest Hill Greenwich Herne Hill Kennington New Cross Putney Southfields Streatham Surbiton Surrey Quays Tooting West Norwood Worcester Park

Beaconsfield

Surrey Banstead Farnham Guildford Weybridge

West Sussex

Essex Leigh-on-Sea

Kent Canterbury Tunbridge Wells

East Sussex Brighton & Hove Forest Row Lewes

Worthing

Fowey

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