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07 EDITOR’S LETTER 08 ABSOLUTELY LOVES

54 INTERIOR NOTES

Our top picks this month

Arts & Culture

56 PURE SHORES

10 WHAT’S ON

Helen Turkington’s coastal chic

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Wimbledon’s Buddhapadipa temple

Catwalk & Closet 23 FASHION NOTES

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West London meets West Coast fashion in LA

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The One Show’s presenter on London’s forgotten wildlife

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Masterchef Michel Roux Jr. tells Absolutely about his new cookery school in Clapham

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Helen Baron visits Jade Mountain

74 NEVIS

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‘THE AREA IS SO RELAXED. I FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE STEPPED AWAY FROM CITY LIFE, ALBEIT BRIEFLY’ (MARCUS WAREING) They say a change is as good as a holiday. Luckily for you, this month we’re bringing you both. Eschewing the usual Valentine’s Day overkill, we decided that our February issue should be travel-themed instead. Why? Well, to provide some much needed escapism for one thing, not only from romance’s most commercial manifestation, but also from the dreary winter weather. The team here at Absolutely have been jetting across the globe to warmer climes to compile a collection of the most breath-taking golden beaches, crystal waters and blue skies in this island special (well, someone had to do it!). If this inspires you to escape for some winter sun, don’t miss Battersea-based designer Mena Ryan’s guide to the top trends for SS13. From monochrome to metallics, her picks are the key to holiday chic. Meanwhile, whilst we’re on the subject of foreign delights, in this month’s issue we speak to the charming Michel Roux Jr. who is flying the flag for southwest London’s gastronomic scene by opening a cookery school in Clapham. We’ve also tracked down the intrepid Mike Dilger, The One Show’s loveable wildlife presenter, who is talking at the WWT London Wetland Centre in Putney this month, discussing London’s highly under-rated wildlife. In this interview, Mike tell us all about his travels in the name of conservation and his favourite places on earth. It’s all quite inspiring really. On that note, I think it’s time to book another holiday…

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Treat yourself to something special from the gorgeous range by Michael Platt. Home to an enticing collection of glamorous jewellery, colourful gemstones and beautiful bespoke pieces, its unique charm is impossible to resist. Michael Platt, 1 Church Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19, 020 8947 4772; michaelplatt.co.uk

JOLLIE’S With their ‘Wear a pair, Share a pair’ philosophy, Jollie Goods is an innovative new social enterprise dedicated to clothing our local homeless. By purchasing a lovely pair of their gorgeous socks, you automatically donate another pair to the homeless in your local area. jolliegoods.com

AMOROSA We love the gorgeous new Amorosa scent from English perfumer Ruth Mastenbroek. With a sumptuous combination of green leaves and watermelon, alongside an amber base and exotic woody tones, it’s a lovely new January fragrance. Senti, 39b High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19, 020 8947 5179; senti.co.uk

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TEQUILA TEQUILA Warm your cockles this winter with a dash of Herradura Tequila. We love the exceptionally smooth Reposado, with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon, and the Añejo variety, rich with agave, spice and nutty flavours. Both are available exclusively at Waitrose. Waitrose, Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, SW19, 020 8947 9616; waitrose.com

PRINT THAT! Radley are all ready for spring thanks to their latest collaboration with British illustrator and textiles aficionado, Rory Crichton. Take a peek at their new collection of gorgeous prints and pretty patterns, perfect for a little January pick-me-up! Available at Elys of Wimbledon, 16 St Georges Road, Wimbledon, SW19, 020 8946 9191; elysonline.co.uk

DELICIOUS DISHES Warm yourself up this winter with a delicious meal from Aubaine. Choose between their shredded duck, succulent sea bass or roast rack of lamb for a truly decadent dish. Scrumptious! Aubaine, 18 High Street, Wimbledon Village, SW19, 020 3434 1960; aubaine.co.uk

FOOD PARCEL Jessica’s Recipe Bag is an exciting new foodie venture set to revolutionise mealtimes for time-pressed mums. Simply choose one of their delicious recipes and wait for the perfect mealtime package to appear on your doorstep, filled with all the fresh ingredients you need to create a nutritious dish. jessicarecipebags.co.uk

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G&T Nothing quite beats a good Gin and Tonic, which is why we’re queuing up for the new Fentimans and Bloom premium Gin and Tonic cocktail. Served in a gorgeous Fentimans bottle filled with top quality gin, and delicious, botanical tonic, it’s the ideal afternoon tipple! Available for £3.99 at Sainsbury’s, 8-12 Worple Road, SW19; sainsburys.co.uk

It’s no surprise that floral aficionado Cath Kidston is gearing us up for spring already. We love her ditsy blue collection, complete with cosy socks and a gorgeously feminine wash-bag. It’s our firm favourite. Cath Kidston, 142 Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11, 020 7228 6571; cathkidston.co.uk

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COPPELIA NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE 28 FEBRUARY

The Russian State Ballet and the Orchestra of Siberia are visiting Wimbledon on their whistlestop UK tour, with their exquisite production of Coppélia. Let yourself be enchanted by this comical tale of delightful toys and their secret lives filled with mischief, romance and magic. The Broadway, SW19, 0848 717 646; newwimbledontheatre.co.uk

What’s on WHY THE LION DANCED POLKA THEATRE 20 FEBRUARY-2 MARCH

Set in the mysterious mountains of ancient China, Why The Lion Danced explores a realm in which villagers must ward off the evil monster Nian, who threatens to destroy their village by the curse of the 13th moon. This wonderful story, full of excitement and colour, is a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19, 020 8543 4888; polkatheatre.com

AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE 15 FEBRUARY

Fresh from London’s West End, An Evening of Burlesque sees the UK’s Biggest Burlesque show put on a truly enticing display of this fascinating art form. Combining sophisticated showgirls, sultry vocals and an abundance of glamour, the showcase is set to be a seductive collision of comedy, theatre and just a touch of magic. The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19, 0844 871 7646; atgtickets.com

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ART 14 FEBRUARY-15 MARCH

Wimbledon College of Art are hosting an exciting showcase of innovative new pieces, focusing on the inter-connectivity between various artists and the concerns they share. The exhibition, entitled Six Degrees of Separation, will feature artists such as Leon Woolls, David Lock and Julie Verhoeven. Wimbledon College of Art, Merton Hall Road, Merton Park, SW19, 020 7514 9641; wimbledon.arts.ac.uk 12

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As the Six Nation’s Rugby Tournament fever sweeps the nation, The Leather Bottle is opening its doors to cater to your every need on game night. Stop by for tasty food, refreshing drinks and a friendly atmosphere during this iconic tournament. 538 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, SW17, 020 8946 2309; leatherbottlepub.co.uk

SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS BELGIAN BRASSERIE THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY

The Belgian Brasserie are embracing February with a whole host of events, including a scrumptious pancake day on the 12th, a Valentine’s Special on the 14th and their monthly candlelit jazz evening on the 22nd. Pavilions 1 and 2, Watermill Way, SW19, 020 8540 2500; belgianbrasserie.com

JAZZ EVENINGS THE TRAFALGAR FREEHOUSE EACH SATURDAY The Trafalgar Freehouse is keeping us royally entertained with their brilliantly lively dose of jazz every Saturday evening. Including performances from Alice Zawadzki and Maciek Pysz with a jazz guitar, John Crampton with Foot Stomping Blues, Graham Pike with the trumpet and chromatic harmonica, and Pete Downes’ lively jazz trio, it’s the perfect way to spend a chilly Saturday evening. 23 High Path, Merton, SW19, 020 8542 5342; thetraf.com

VERDI’S RIGOLETTO CURZON THEATRE 16 FEBRUARY

Join Italian conductor Michele Mariotti as he embarks on a brilliant adaptation of Verdi’s Rigoletti, featuring Željko Lučić in the lead role. Transporting the setting from 16th-century Italy to 60s Las Vegas, Mariotti whisks the audience away into a tale of drama and tragedy. 23 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19; hmvcurzon.com

RUN LONDON 10K WIMBLEDON COMMON 17 FEBRUARY

In spite of the chilly February weather, Run London is keeping us active with their first race of the year, held on the common. Launching into the running season with gusto, the race will be a spritely 10km with both the male and female winner bagging a trophy and a £100 voucher. Time to get stretching! runnation.co.uk

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The British and Irish Legends are playing for Wooden Spoon, which is dedicated using the spirit and values of rugby to help disadvantaged young people. The French side, meanwhile, is playing for the Serge Betsen Academy, which was set up in 2004 to provide the children of Cameroon with schooling and medical help, as well as a new charity that’s being set up by Provale to help professional and amateur rugby players deal with lifethreatening injuries. This event is being organised by Just Retirement – the UK’s largest provider of enhanced annuities, and one of the leading providers of equity release lifetime mortgages – who are championing the idea of Legends; people who make a positive contribution to everyday life. And in bringing together these legendary rugby players for one more match, it’s safe to say that they’ve done just that.

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Trend Report MENA RYAN, FOUNDER OF BATTERSEA-BASED FASHION LABEL INGENUE PICKS HER FAVOURITE SS13 TRENDS

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CAROLINA HERRERA

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Flowers dominated the catwalks this season, from sixties-styled daisies to show-stopping full-blown blooms. Our floral print is a heady combination with the oriental trend, fusing bright colours, emerald greens, fuschias, yellows, and floral art. The result is exquisite and wonderfully feminine.

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Another classic trend embraced this season is monochrome, a concept that can so effortlessly appear crisp and sharp, especially when combined with the more mature, tailored look hitting the catwalks. To add a sense of summer frivolity to our collection we have featured a playful monochrome horse print, which looks especially charming yet striking on our full length Bridget dress.

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Stripes always guarantee a fresh summer look. On the catwalks they were mainly thick and horizontal, but we chose to keep ours full of light, using coral and turquoise tones against a white base. It’s a classic design with a twist; coral and turquoise look great on everyone and the angles of the stripes are extremely flattering.

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Continuing with the season’s love of prints, trousers in bright, bold patterns were my favourite way of wearing the trend. In my collection, I wanted to create something new and unique, so I pulled inspiration from a variety of sources. For that Italian Riviera look, snake print has won me over, with its ability to seem understated next to past season animal prints. We have fused our individual snake print with aqua, pink and orange hues, which looks particularly modern and sharp in our Cassidy trousers. With some neutral heels and a simple vest top, printed trousers are a great way to update your look for the season.

From floral to geometric, stripes to snakeskin prints dominated the catwalk. Striking zig-zags and graphic prints were particularly popular and have been embraced this season at Ingenue. Great large graphic chains look clean and bold on our Lotte dress, which is perfect for power dressing at work, whilst our classic zig-zag prints in a range of blues and reds look especially fresh for spring/ summer on the Erin shirt dress.

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PUTNEY, CLAPHAM, WIMBLEDON – OLIVER BONAS IS SOUTHWEST LONDON’S FAVOURITE BOUTIQUE. GEORGIE LANE-GODFREY MEETS THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND.

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o here’s something you wouldn’t expect. Oliver Bonas isn’t actually called Oliver Bonas. That is to say, the man behind the well-known high street name is actually called Oliver Tress. It’s slightly confusing to say the least, so my first question when I speak to the brand’s not-so-eponymous creator is obvious. ‘Ah, yes, I thought I might be able to skirt that one,’ he says, baulking slightly. It would appear that we’re not off to a good start. ‘Its fine, its actually an old girlfriend’s surname,’ he admits, sheepishly. You can understand Tress’s reticence; it must be slightly awkward. ‘It’s not too awkward actually, we don’t see each other often but we are still friends. In fact, I was wandering around Notting Hill about a year ago with some of the guys from the buying team and who should we bump into but Anna Bonas – the original Bonas! We had a nice chat and it was good for the team to be able to meet the person whose name is above the door.’ In fact, it’s a name that’s now above 35 stores across the UK. Tress has obviously come a long way from selling bits and bobs brought back

MY FAMILY MOVED AROUND A LOT. I’M AN INTERNATIONALIST AT HEART with him from visits to his parents’ house in Hong Kong ‘as a favour to a friend and to make a small bit of money while I was studying.’ That was back in 1989 and by 1993 he had opened his first store on Fulham Road. So did he always have ambitions to go into retail? ‘When I left university, all my contemporaries were applying for jobs with big corporations. It didn’t even cross my mind to do that.’ Instead, Tress decided to ‘do his own thing, much to my parents’ consternation,’ continuing with his small import business and selling at charity events and directly to customers. It’s this kind of refreshing honesty which makes Tress likeable – he just seems so very normal. In fact, the story behind the Fulham store’s opening sounds more like a group of students having a bit of fun than the beginning of a multi-million pound

business: He recruited his housemates to help paint the shop ‘paying them with a crate of beer.’ Despite only really stocking a few handbags (‘It was rather minimalist!’) the store was an immediate success, and the business rapidly grew. Today, it offers ten stores in south west London alone. ‘I live in Clapham Junction so I know that the brand ties in well; I have a sort of empathy with the consumer.’ Apparently so, since the brand’s turnover has reportedly doubled since 2009. Today, the stores sell a diverse range of clothing, accessories, interiors, jewellery, furniture and ‘the odd item which resists categorising.’ It is this eclectism which Tress is trying to capture. ‘We want everything to have a distinct flavour,’ he explains, ‘so it’s a melting pot of influences.’ He attributes this magpie-type approach to design to his multicultural upbringing: ‘My family moved around to lots of different countries. My parents were living in Sudan when I was born, but we also lived in New York, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Zambia, South Africa. I’m an internationalist at heart.’ Of course, this mixand-match method can prove something of a nightmare for those trying to channel it and

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Tress happily admits that ‘much to people’s annoyance, I’m constantly finding new things which I like and mixing styles.’ Luckily for him, someone has very clearly defined the Oliver Bonas brand image on the website: ‘OB is the place to come if you celebrate individuality, cherish good design and are inspired by the cool, the quirky and the creative.’ Indeed, design is paramount for Tress and he is passionate about ‘bringing design to the heart of the company.’ As he enthuses about some cotton chairs currently in store, I wonder where this passion has sprung from. ‘Without sounded too high-minded,’ he starts, definitely sounding slightly high-minded, ‘I studied anthropology at university and one thing that did interest me was the idea of unifying principles of human behaviour. I find it fascinating to see how certain elements of design are common around the world.’ So how then does he choose his ranges? ‘I don’t stick to a rigid theme – the thing that unifies them is that they are made my humans.’ Humanity, and its importance, is another element which permeates the brand. Tress is outspoken about paying a ‘fair price’ to his craftsmen for the amount of work put in, firmly stating that ‘you have to spend a bit extra on something if you believe it to be special.’ What’s more, there’s a big emphasis on giving something back, which led to the brand’s three-year relationship with Ovarian Cancer Action. ‘The nice thing about it is that it really chimes with everyone here – a lot of the OB guys have done fundraising for them off their own backs.’ There’s also an orphanage in Vietnam, which receives OB support: ‘We’ve given them a fair

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bit of money, which of course goes a long way, but… it never feels quite enough,’ he muses, ‘But at the same time, we’ve employed over 1,000 people so it feels like we’re contributing to the bigger picture.’ So what else is in the pipeline? ‘We’ve had lots of talks about designer collaborations, so hopefully that’ll be happening soon.’ Can he give me any names? ‘Not yet, but I’d imagine he or she would be British. There’s an enormous amount of talent here.’ Talent which also includes him, I hasten to add. Is he ever taken aback by how successful he has been? ‘No,’ he shoots back, very firmly. ‘That sounds very arrogant but its not, because I don’t really think about it too much. I just get on with it, like everyone else.’ Just like everyone else – a sentiment that sums up Tress completely.

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The Wild One ALICE MILNER TALKS TO WILDLIFE PRESENTER MIKE DILGER ABOUT GARDENS, GEESE AND HONOURED GUESTS

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he BBC The One Show’s charismatic naturalist presenter, Mike Dilger, is probably best described as the Jamie Oliver of the wildlife world. With bags of rugged charm, a passion for rescuing species on the brink of extinction and missionary zeal to put greenery back on the menu of city dwellers, he’s fascinating to watch. When I speak to the man himself about his work with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and his upcoming speaking event at the London Wetland Centre on the outskirts of Putney, I discover that there’s so much more to London than meets the eye. Mike is bursting with enthusiasm and encyclopaedic knowledge of the natural world even off camera. His authenticity is a huge part of his appeal. Having done birding for over 40 years and worked in Vietnam, Tanzania, and Ecuador as a field biologist – he knows his stuff. His interest in the

behaviour of animals has been there ‘from the year dot. I was always running around the garden finding stuff and putting it in matchboxes’. Mike’s book My Garden and Other Animals is charmingly illustrated by his partner Christina and tells the tale of what happened when they built a ‘bug hotel, mini orchard and pond’ in their garden near Bristol, shaped ‘like a pair of bell-bottomed jeans’. Amazingly, the space has become a wildlife magnet for honoured guests, ranging from otters and hedgehogs to bees, butterflies, spiders and 65 species of birds – a naturalist’s paradise! Many of us living in the concrete jungle have resigned ourselves to the idea that the closest we’ll come to wildlife and greenery in the winter months is the hoisin duck and rocket in our Prêt wraps. But Mike disagrees with this, arguing that ‘urban nature is a vogue topic at the moment’. Apparently, it’s perfectly possible to ‘embrace our

inner green’ if we look at London through a naturalist’s lens: ‘London is a city of immense culture, but it’s also a city that has Peregrine Falcons breeding close to the Tate Gallery and an incredible system of parks full of wildlife. It also has the most amazing river running through it that’s cleaner than it has been for centuries. There is even the ancient Epping Forest nearby. Not only that but there are fantastic nature reserves like the London Wetland Centre are dotted all over.’ I gulp at the thought of how many Londoners have, like me, missed these treasures right on our doorstep. As I feel my inner green growing I’m keen to find out why the London Wetland Centre is a remarkable place to visit. Mike elaborates, ‘It’s like a green oasis in the city. There will always be something exciting to see no matter what time of day or year you go, whether it’s impressive arrays of ducks or flocks of geese in the

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reservoirs that have become wonderful havens.’ Mike’s event in Putney is part of ‘The Big 9 Challenge’ he is taking on. Over nine days he will be whizzing in an eco car between nine different WWT Wetland Centres across the country, conducting guided tours and even wild goose chases! All this is to raise money for the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper bird which is facing extinction. Apparently, this quirky and endearing little bird is a dumpy wader with the most incredible teaspoon-shaped bill. Mike goes on to describe how the WWT is heroically protecting its wetland habitats and collecting the

Spoon-billed Sandpiper’s eggs in order to breed and release this ‘holy grail bird for bird watchers’ back into the wild. As soon as I hear this I find myself scrabbling for my debit card and signing myself up for the upcoming London event. Mike promises that his talk will ‘be informative and entertaining’ and include a glimpse behind the scenes of The One Show. Unexpectedly, having sat next to stars like Kate Winslet and Michael McIntyre, Mike says the best part of his job is, ‘When I get to see amazing wildlife, go to great locations and enthuse about them.’

Mike gets to travel all over the world in pursuit of his passion. He exclaims, ‘The Cloud Forest of Ecuador is my number one place to study wildlife outside Britain. If you go to the Cloud Forest you must visit the orchids, hummingbirds and my favourite of them all – the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. These birds are the most amazing vivid scarlet colour with contrasting black and silver wings, huge funky crests and yellow feet.’ To my surprise, at this point Mike bursts into a lively impersonation of this flamboyant bird’s mating call. I have no doubt there will be more of this entertaining eccentricity to look forward to on 2nd February and I, for one, can’t wait. Mike Dilger will be talking at the WWT London on 2nd February. For tickets, please call 020 8409 4400 or visit wwt.org.uk/visit/london/whats-on 41

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eing part of a famous culinary dynasty can’t be easy, especially when there’s one hell of a reputation at stake. To say that Michel Roux Jr. was born with a chef’s blood in his veins is putting it lightly; his father Albert and his uncle and namesake Michel Roux Snr. are credited with opening Britain’s first three Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Gavroche. When Michel Jr. took over the family business, the pressure to uphold the restaurant’s outstanding reputation was enormous. ‘Following in my father and uncle’s footsteps was never going to be easy,’ he admits, ‘but I have broad shoulders and feel that I have made a name for myself in my own right.’ Broad shoulders indeed as he more than rose to the challenge, resulting in Le Gavroche being consistently placed in Restaurant Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants for the whole of his stewardship. Yet most of us know him better as the resident expert judge on the BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals, a role that has garnered both him and the programme a cult following. ‘I have always enjoyed MasterChef and even did guest appearances when it was still hosted by Loyd Grossman,’ he recalls, fondly. ‘When I was approached to do a professional series, I jumped at the chance.’ Five series later, the programme is still going strong, arguably down to the passion which Roux and his cojudge Gregg Wallace bring to each episode. ‘Gregg is fabulous to work with,’ enthuses

Roux, ‘He loves his food and has a very fine palate. I love his humour and his enthusiasm for all that he does.’ It’s an enthusiasm which Roux also shares as he explains that ‘the idea of helping chefs to fulfil their potential excites me and I love teaching.’ It is this love of teaching which has brought about Roux’s next big challenge: teaching the Great British public to cook. Teaming up with Amanda Ross, the woman behind Cactus TV who has produced some of the nations favourite programmes including Saturday Kitchen and Hairy Bikers Food Tour of Britain, Roux has opened Cactus Kitchens in Clapham. Located above the set of Saturday Kitchen, Cactus Kitchens is a state-of-the-art cookery school offering exclusive cookery experiences led by the top chefs on television. The list of names already signed up to give masterclasses is impressive: Adam Byatt, Ken Hom, Monica Galetti and, of course, Michel Roux Jr. himself. ‘I have always wanted to run a cookery school,’ explains Roux, ‘and I’ve known Amanda from Cactus for years through Saturday Kitchen. It just seemed perfect – an incredible synergy between passion and love of food that is a sure-fire recipe for success.’ A success in the commercial sense, for sure, but what about in the kitchen? Considering he’s dealing with the general public, is he not slightly worried about potential culinary disasters? Roux dismisses this calmly, ‘As long as you learn from your mistakes, its not going to be an issue.’ Brave words, especially when you take into account the fact that he

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will be demonstrating dishes made famous by Le Gavroche, which serves only the very haute-est of haute cuisine. ‘Soufflés are always considered technically difficult,’ he admits, ‘But I think a perfect roast chicken can be equally challenging. However, all the recipes will be achievable.’ Cactus Kitchens is an exciting addition to southwest London’s flourishing foodie scene, of which Roux is a long-standing resident, having lived in Clapham for 28 years. His love of the area is evident as he reels off a list of his favourite spots, including local butchers Moen & Sons (‘a fabulous place to shop’), Abbeville Road’s Bistro Union and North Street Potters in Clapham Old Town where he goes as ‘a treat – I buy little pots that I use in the restaurant as well as at home.’ Yet Roux also finds time to be an active member of the community, getting involved in the project to turn the old library building on 44

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the corner of Clapham Common into a community arts centre. Juggling all these commitments is a mammoth task, but Roux seems to relish it. Not many people realise that he’s also a keen runner, and manages to fit in training for the numerous marathons he takes part in – to date he has run the London Marathon 17 times, raising money for VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action). It would seem that he has no intention of easing up either. His plans for the year include ‘a new book set to be published in autumn, another series of MasterChef: The Professionals and a separate food and drink programme.’ Apparently, the best is yet to come. Michel Roux Jr.’s classes at Cactus Kitchens start from £895 per person. Visit cactuskitchens.co.uk for details.

Michel Roux’s golden nuggets Best piece of advice? ‘Take notes,’ my father said, so I did as an apprentice. I still refer to my notebook now 38 years on.

How do you come up with recipe ideas? I read old cookery books. They are inspirational. What else inspires you? I admire anyone who has done well in life without cheating or disrespecting others, but my inspiration comes from happy customers.

What motto do you live your life by? No motto as such, just a strong work ethic and a belief that what goes around comes around. How would you most like to be remembered? As a chef, of course, but more so as a loving husband and father.

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I absorb everything that I see at home and on my travels, but if I had to identify one style that has influenced me more than most, I would say Belgian design. From the muted yet interesting colour palette to the use of natural fabrics and the layering of textures, it influences so much of my work. The look is crisp and clean but also very warm rather than stark, and I love the combination of the two elements.

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I was originally inspired by my mother who gave me the confidence to do something with my life. Now I take inspiration from my own family – I have three young children – who make me see things through fresh eyes. I have many clients who want homes which not only look great, but also work well for the family. I use my own children as guinea pigs to see what works and what doesn’t!

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I am a huge fan of accessories and I have great fun putting together beautiful things to create the finishing touch to a room. Symmetry is important; I often group two lamps at either end of a console table to create balance or two lanterns on a shelf. I also love to mix textures: ceramics, linens, glassware. The ultimate finishing touches are lots of scented candles and flowers as smell is such an important sense.

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I have always been inspired by nature and tend to use natural, muted colours in my interior design projects, as well as my fabric and paint collections. I think changing the paint colour Paint Colours in a room is the easiest way to completely alter the mood, making it a relatively inexpensive way to transform your home!

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For the biscuit base: 100g melted butter 2 tbsp runny honey 200g digestive biscuits, finely crushed 1 tsp ground cinnamon For the cheesecake: 6 gelatine leaves (I use Supercook Platinum) 100ml blueberry purée 100ml raspberry purée 100ml strawberry purée (if you can’t find berry purées, make your own by puréeing fresh berries in a blender and passing them through a fine sieve) 620g full-fat cream cheese 185g caster sugar 210g crème fraîche 640ml double or whipping cream equipment Sixteen 5cm (2in) round dessert rings or mousse moulds 5cm (2in) deep acetate strips Three plastic piping bags Line the insides of the dessert rings or mousse moulds with the acetate strips. To make the biscuit base Melt the butter with the honey in a saucepan. Add the crushed biscuits and cinnamon and mix until combined. Carefully press a tablespoonful of the biscuit mixture into the bottom of each mould, keeping the sides as clean as possible. To make the cheesecake Place the gelatine leaves into a bowl and soak them in cold water. Gently warm

each of the fruit purées separately, squeeze the water from the gelatine leaves and dissolve two leaves in each of the hot fruit purées. Set aside to cool. Place the cream cheese and caster sugar in a bowl and mix together until smooth and combined. Then add the crème fraîche. Whip the cream to a soft-peak consistency, taking care not to overwhip.

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Strawberry And Champagne Cupcakes A sophisticated and delectable cupcake recipe, perfect for a garden party in the British summer. Enjoy with a glass of pink champagne.

MAKES APPROXIMATELY 24 CUPCAKES INGREDIENTS For the frosting: 200g full-fat cream cheese 200g unsalted butter, softened 500g icing sugar, sifted Marc de Champagne, to taste Pink paste food colour For the cake mix: 200g unsalted butter, softened 200g caster sugar Pinch of salt Seeds of 1 vanilla pod 4 medium eggs 200g self-raising flour For the syrup: 150ml water

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Add the cream cheese, a little at a time, to the butter mixture and mix at medium-high speed until the frosting is combined. Flavour to taste with the Marc de Champagne, making sure the frosting doesn’t become too runny. Add a small amount of pink paste food colour and mix to a pale pastel shade. Chill until set. To make the cupcakes Place the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla seeds in a mixing bowl and cream together until pale and fluff y.

150g caster sugar Marc de Champagne, to taste For the filling: About 350g Peggy’s Strawberry & Champagne Jam or any other good-quality strawberry jam For the decoration: 12 small strawberries

EQUIPMENT

Basic baking kit (see page 172) Two 12-hole muffin trays 24 large silver cupcake cases Plastic piping bags Large star piping nozzle Preheat the oven to 175°C/gas mark 4. Prepare the muffin trays by placing the cupcake cases inside the holes. To make the frosting Place the cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

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Beat the eggs lightly in another bowl and slowly pour into the butter mixture while whisking quickly. If the mixture starts to separate or curdle, stop adding the egg and beat in 2–3 tablespoons of flour. This will rebind the batter. Once all the egg has been incorporated into the butter mixture, sift in the flour and stir until the batter is just combined. This will ensure the sponges stay light and fluff y. Using a plastic piping bag or a tablespoon, carefully place the batter into the cupcake cases until two-thirds full only.

Bake for 12–15 minutes, depending on your oven. The cupcakes are cooked when the tops are golden brown and spring back to the touch. If in doubt, insert a clean knife or wooden skewer into the centre of each sponge; it should come out clean. To make the sugar syrup While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the sugar syrup for soaking. Place the water and caster sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer until all the sugar crystals have dissolved. Set aside to cool. Once cool, flavour to taste with the Marc de Champagne. Once the cupcakes are baked, let them rest for about 10 minutes outside of the oven. Using a pastry brush, soak the tops of the cupcakes with sugar syrup while they are still warm; this allows the syrup to be absorbed faster. Once just warm, remove the cupcakes from the baking trays and leave to cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Once cool, wrap the cupcakes in cling film and then chill for 1 hour or until the sponge feels firm to the touch. Using a melon baller, scoop out the tops of each cupcake. To add the filling Using a teaspoon, fill the scooped-out holes of the cupcakes with the strawberry jam. To decorate Wash and cut the strawberries in half. Next, prepare a plastic piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Fill with the chilled frosting. Pipe a rosette of frosting on top of each cupcake. To finish, place a strawberry half on the top of the frosting for each cupcake.

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How did you feel when you achieved your first Michelin Star at L’Oranger? Amazed. I was only 25 at the time and the possibility had never really crossed my mind. I was obviously delighted, and it came in the same year Gordon Ramsay won his second star so it was a big deal for us both. Tell us about being a judge on the Great British Menu? I had competed in the show numerous times so it felt natural to move forward into the next role. I was delighted to remain involved with such a popular series that brings the whole of Britain together. Do you enjoy this side of your career? I do, but it’s not my focal point; my restaurants will always be my priority. The upside of being on TV is that it means The Gilbert Scott and Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley get more air time, which is great. The downside is that it takes a lot of time, which means time away from the restaurants. How’s your second restaurant, The Gilbert Scott, shaping up? Michelin star in sight? The Gilbert Scott has been open over a year and is maturing into the restaurant I always wanted it to be. The building has a fabulous history and the team serves up some great dishes. We don’t have any aspirations for Michelin stars. What will be, will be! Any more restaurants in the pipeline? I’d like to have as many as I could manage. The future also depends on the talent around me, and how hard they all want to work in achieving their own goals. Ideally four or five restaurants, but I would only ever cook at one. What sets you apart from other chefs? I’m not sure anything sets me apart from anyone else. I work very hard, as do many others, but I think I was in the right place

Other chefs you admire? I really admire Rene Redzepi for bringing Noma to London during the Olympics. It was a very brave move to open in the middle of the games, yet Noma was full for every service and was the hottest ticket in town. Does your wife cook for you? We are a team at home so we share all the cooking. She does the best lasagne in town! However, I find myself always nagging everyone about working in a tidy kitchen and stock rotation in the fridge! at the right time when I started. I am very focused, which may come across as selfish, so maybe that sets me apart – I was determined to succeed post Gordon Ramsay Holdings. Are you tough or gentle in the kitchen? I am a nightmare, not kind or gentle at all! I do always encourage people though. If everything goes to plan, I am a silent boss. What’s your favourite dish to cook? Fish. It’s what I did first. And to eat? A bacon sandwich. Is Wandsworth big enough for you and Gordon Ramsay? Definitely. I love it. A little bit of greenery but never too far from work. Favourite restaurant in Wandsworth? It can only be Chez Bruce.

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a pan-fried potato cake filled with peas and served warm with yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney, was superb, giving a refreshing, cool and tasty end to the course. The basic concept for the menu is street food combined with regional favourites. Rather than the western interpretations of Indian food, which often don’t resemble the original, Amirah’s Kitchen has put the emphasis on authenticity, going back to the origins of every dish so that they each have their own wonderfully distinct flavour. We loved the the Punjabi Butter Chicken, a rich, creamy curry made with chargrilled chicken, giving it an intense smoky flavour. Grilled dishes like these are north Indian, and traditionally served with bread rather

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mirah’s Kitchen – bringing top Indian food to south west London. It’s quite the catchphrase, but does it actually live up to its claim? Situated on Wandsworth’s rather charming Old York Road, the restaurant is only six months old so it’s sleek black and green interiors feel wonderfully shiny and new. However, the thing which will catch your eye is the amazing enlarged photo covering one of the walls capturing a traffic jam of tuk tuks in Delhi. For anyone who has been to India, the scene is instantly recognisable. Klaxons sounding, tempers fraying, heat radiating off the metal roofs – it instantly transports you back to the Indian capital.

So it’s a relief to see that despite it’s choice of decoration, Amirah’s Kitchen is an oasis of calm, complete with slick, polished service. What the tuk tuks do symbolise though is the culinary journey through India which the menu here will take you on. The restaurant’s chef is from Mumbai and knows his stuff – he trained with the prestigious Oberoi Group and, tasting the food, you can really tell. We start with the mixed pakora, a selection of onion, spinach and potato fried in mildly spiced batter, a kind of street food generic to the whole of India. Wonderfully light and not at all greasy, they provide a welcome relief from the oily pakoras found in so many restaurants. The Aloo Tikki Chaat,

than rice, which is more of a south Indian staple. We mopped up the delicious sauce with a mix of paratha and naan, revelling in the authenticity of the experience. Amongst the northern dishes on the menu, you’ll also find Kashmiri dishes like perennial favourite Lamb Rogan Josh, as well as Bengali ones. Bengalis are known for their love of fish, and dishes like the Paanch Phooran Tilapia, pan-grilled Black Tilapia in a sauce made with five pickling spices, are some of the best on the menu. Fish also appears on the menu in the Goan Fish curry. Light and creamy, this perfectly balanced dish gives just the subtlest hint of coconut through its sweetness. Absolutely divine, it’s dishes like this which make it easy to see why Amirah’s Kitchen has already garnered such a following. Finally, if you can squeeze in room for dessert, don’t miss the Tandoori Ananas – grilled pineapple delicately seasoned with ground spices and honey, and served with ice-cream. It’s the perfect end to this tasty tour of a meal. Amirah’s Kitchen, 356 Old York Road, SW18, 020 8874 8008; amirahskitchen.com 67

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CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH THE SULTRY SOUNDS OF ROMANTIC LIVE PIANO MUSIC AT PUTNEY’S NEW THE GLASS DOME RESTAURANT “A GREAT LOCAL RESTAURANT SERVING SENSATIONAL STEAK”

Recently opened in the Putney area, The Glass Dome offers an intriguing menu featuring great steaks from Argentina, an excellent wine list and live piano music. Simple yet stylish in its décor, the gentle tinkling of the baby grand gives the place a sophisticated but relaxed ambience and the friendly owners only add to the charm. The bar at the front is inviting and although people are welcome to turn up just for a drink, it would be a shame to miss out on what the chef has to offer. Situated just moments from Putney High Street, it’s something of a hidden gem, but once found, The Glass Dome is a secret you won’t want to keep.

Don’t miss the “Wine Tasting Evening” on 22nd February. Featuring a sumptuous five-course feast, the menu is served with 5 matching wines, combining the best from both the Old and New World, all the way from France to Argentina.

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most awkward days of the year. Those in relationships are made to feel obliged to celebrate it, whether they like the holiday or not. For those not in a couple, it can be a painful reminder of singledom. Romantic restaurants are full of tables for two, seemingly trying to outdo each other on the mushiness front. As usual, at Bunga Bunga, we’ve approached Valentine’s Day with a more light-hearted outlook, opting for a tongue-in-cheek ‘Renée and Renato’ theme. Or for an equally subversive celebration, eschew the usual fancy meal and stay in, open a nice bottle of wine and celebrate by cooking something special at home. I personally think it’s the best option. Charlie owns and runs several venues in southwest London. inception-group.com

Sherry just got cool again. New Spanish restaurant ‘Rosita and The Sherry Bar’ are reinventing the tipple by pairing it with British classics including crab, brown shrimps and smoked mackerel. Don’t miss the rositas – small portions of bread with different toppings – great for sampling the amazing menu. Rosita and The Sherry Bar, 124 Northcote Road, SW11 020 7998 9093; rositasherry.net

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After the excitement of the festive season, it’s easy to be left feeling a bit flat. Remedy the situation by throwing a party catered for by the wonderful Batterseabased Social Pantry. Offering a personal, bespoke service, menus are seasonal and come with a specially selected matching wine list. Perfection. socialpantry.co.uk

Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a romantic dinner. Safari Supper Club has come up with an ingenious way of combining dining and dating for southwest London’s singletons. Groups of single men host a dinner and groups of single girls alternate between dinner parties, spending one course at each. The evening ends with everyone reuniting for one big party in a bar nearby. Fun, if not love, guaranteed. The next Safari Supper is 16 February. safarisupperclub.com

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Jade Mountain is a structural marvel. The brainchild of architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy, the resort is a triumphant achievement of singular depth, vision and beauty, incorporating the most extensive use of the ‘vanishing edge’ water feature not just in a hotel setting, but anywhere in the world. Housed within a strikingly unusual complex set high in the luscious St. Lucian hills, Jade Mountain overlooks its sister resort, Anse Chastenet, and its stunning combination of organic architecture and breathtaking natural surroundings make it one of (if not the) most romantic destinations on earth. The key to Jade Mountain’s architectural splendour is harmony. With 25 luxury suites (or sanctuaries, as they’re known on-site) on six mountainside levels, another developer might have overwhelmed the teeming tropical rainforest on the hotel’s doorstep. Not Troubetzkoy, who has fashioned a haven that reposes so elegantly within its natural

environment, you’d be forgiven for thinking it had always been there. Twenty of the sanctuaries contain their own infinity pool (discreetly connected by a brilliantly conceived system of channels, basins and troughs) – though ‘contain’ is perhaps the wrong word when each room lacks a fourth wall. The rooms are open to the dazzling blue St Lucian skies, the endless Caribbean Sea and the glittering green rainforest below. It’s a jaw-droppingly luxurious feature and an achingly romantic one: imagine waking each day to the warm tropical air and panoramic views of the volcanic Piton peaks rising high above the bay. Tiny, colourful rainforest birds dart into your room to pluck breakfast crumbs from your fingertips, and you can sunbathe unseen on your terrace, comfortable in the knowledge that your personal pool is mere inches away. What’s more, each sanctuary is reached by its own bridge – so the sense of privacy is amazingly complete. The overall impression

of the place is of a deliriously upscale Tracey Island, or something from a sixties Bond film, albeit without all that death-defying adventure. Jade Mountain is a place to escape all stress and feel at one with the world at its most beautiful, and every aspect of its design renders resistance futile.

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The rooms are a tasteful tribute to Caribbean island life, with all materials sustainably sourced from local islands – including sand and gravel, rose-grey tinted stone and a plethora of gorgeous tropical hardwoods and coral tiles. The pool tiles are made from recycled glass and each room boasts its own unique variety. In addition, there are no televisions, no stereo systems, no electronic ‘distractions’ to tear you from the natural wonder all around. Okay, a wi-fi network is available for those who really need to check their email, but even the bathrooms are designed to maximise your interactions

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JADE MOUNTAIN IS A PLACE TO FEEL AT ONE WITH THE WORLD

The staff at Jade Mountain breathe new life into the well-worn idea of ‘service with a smile.’ From the team of butlers to cycling instructor (and guide to local flora and fauna) Tyson, every member of staff we encountered seemed genuinely proud of the resort and its facilities, and more than willing to help make our holiday as perfect as possible. Even better, there was no stuffiness or over-the-top formality; the atmosphere was as relaxed and convivial as the service was incredible. Special mention must go to assistant manager Peter Jean-Paul, whose care and enthusiasm ensured our stay was never less than sublime. What this means for couples is that Jade Mountain takes care of all the little details, allowing you to concentrate on each other. Each evening while you dine at one of the resort’s several restaurants, the candles dotted around your room are lit and the bed turned down. You re-enter your sanctuary to find the sun-drenched daytime refuge transformed into an intimate tropical hideaway. Down below, the sea rushes in and recedes, lulling you to sleep – only for you to wake and experience everything afresh.

RESORT

Below Jade Mountain sits the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastenet, itself a world-renowned destination. Nestled in an exquisite hillside spot on St Lucia’s west

coast, the resort consists of a scattering of French colonial-style bungalows set along the sandy beach. Guests at Jade Mountain can take advantage of all the facilities of Anse Chastenet, from its restaurants and scuba school to its exceptional snorkelling and watersports. We were lucky enough to enjoy the resort’s star attraction during our stay – a private sunset cruise (complete with tropical canapés and champagne) aboard the beautiful sailing yacht Serenity. And while there is plenty of amazing stuff to experience at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastenet – from whale-watching and guided history hikes to town trips and rainforest biking – nothing beats a tranquil hour or two spent gazing across the ocean as the Caribbean sun bids the world goodnight. By the time our cheery captain and his first mate had returned us to the resort, the lights were twinkling all over the mountain. We trod a slow, happy path across the sand, wondering at how easy the staff made it all seem; shaving off the rough edges of life, choreographing our trip so that we had no time to worry about anything. It’s all about learning to let go by embracing life, a delicious paradox that makes a stay at Jade Mountain as memorable as it is romantic – and which ensures the glow remains for a long time after you return home.

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Nightly rates at Jade Mountain start at US$ 1,275 per Sanctuary. Price is based on two persons sharing a Sky, Star, Moon, Sun or Galaxy Jacuzzi Suite. All rates are subject to 8% tax and 10% service charges. Nightly rates at Anse Chastanet start from US $330 per night in a Standard Room based on two sharing.

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An isle of one’s own

HARRIET COMPSTON DISCOVERS THE ART OF TAKING IT EASY AT A FORMER SUGAR PLANTATION ON THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND OF NEVIS

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t is the stuff of legends. Christopher Columbus set eyes upon it, Horatio Nelson married on it and a newly divorced Princess Diana escaped to it. Yes, the enchanting island of Nevis is ‘Queen of the Caribbees.’ The Antigua of 20 years ago, Nevis stands at just 36 square miles, and with only 10,000 residents, you can drive around it in 40 minutes. Here, vulgarity is out of the window; no hotel chains sprawl far and wide, no tourists are bussed-in daily and no tacky beach equipment strangles its streets. Nelson once said, ‘I have always been a quarter of an hour before my time and it has made a man of me.’ The same can be said for this Caribbean pocket. It’s a time warp of bliss. To see that Nevis is hidden away, one need only try to get to it. A plane to Antigua, a mini plane to St Kitts, a half hour road trip to St Kitts Harbour and a jolly boat ride later, you finally arrive at Nevis’ capital, Charlestown. A Nelsonian journey perhaps, but well worth the effort. Four miles from Charlestown, past donkeys, coloured houses and crumbled buildings, lies the Montpelier Plantation and Beach. Dating back to the 1700s, this boutique hotel was formerly a sugar estate, which did indeed host the wedding of Nelson and Fanny Nesbit in 1787. Now, over 300 years later, the plantation is sailing seamlessly and sensitively into the 21st century. There are 19 rooms (well, cottages really). All individually designed with a running Colonial chic theme, the look is light and spacious and each boasts sumptuous linen, Egyptian cotton and private verandas. Ask for Cottage 15, where Princess Diana stayed soon after her divorce, for it parades the most incredible uninterrupted views. Further down the path is the hotel swimming pool – utterly sublime with ice cold drinks served up on tap. And whilst on the subject of service, if you’re imagining cloned, suited and booted, machine-like staff, forget it. Everyone here is natural, polite and genuinely courteous. And now to the food; a triumph in its vast selection. Mixing French and Caribbean cuisine (think pan-seared snapper and key lime mille-feuille) the Nevis Restaurant 750 is definitely worth a visit. Their philosophy that ‘good food must be accompanied by an equally good bottle of wine’ is demonstrated by the in-house sommelier who provides excellent wine pairings. Best of all, however, is a candlelit dinner in the Mill Privée, the 75

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original sugar mill. Completely intact, it’s one of those rare experiences you are unlikely ever to repeat. The hotel is family run – and animal run (there are two gorgeous labradors) – and therein lies the key to its success. You feel at home, relaxed and can spend all day doing nothing or indeed everything. The hotel’s private beach nearby provides fantastic sunbathing on volcanic soil, the sea is warm like a hot bath, and Montpelier will do a delicious private picnic of grilled fish and all kinds of goodies, you need only ask. Sun, sea and sand aside, there are still lots of adventures to be found. Charlestown provides a Georgian colonial hit, as the childhood home to Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. The town sings of dignified elegance, cleverly harmonised by the island’s colourful culture. Hens scratch in the main street whilst market stalls with fantastical-looking fruit sit happily amongst the ‘OMG Desserts’ shop, the optimistically named ‘Super foods supermarket’ and the spiritual ironmonger whose shop window is sincerely emblazoned with a bible quote. Yes, God reigns here, gospel style, and so little wonder Charlestown has an impressive array of churches. St James’ Windward, for example, houses one of only five black crucifixes in the world whilst just down the road is St Thomas’, the first Anglican church in the Caribbean, built in 1643. Church is so popular in fact, that there isn’t even a market on Sundays – nobody would go!

‘BEST OF ALL IS DINNER IN THE 300-YEAR-OLD SUGAR MILL. IT’S AN EXPERIENCE YOU’RE UNLIKELY EVER TO REPEAT’

For more of an adrenalin kick, Nevis Peak is the destination of choice. Up a 3,213ft potentially active volcano, it’s a hard hike – the most difficult mountain climb in the Caribbean – but unquestionably a visual wonder. Starting in dry humid forest, the area evolves into deep rainforest, which turns into a knee-scraping, rock-climbing, hardcore workout. It’s tough but super fun and at the top, a visitors book can be signed by all intrepid souls who have made it. Enthralling, exciting, entertaining, Nevis is an island of many colours. So ‘splice

the mainbrace’ as the Admiral would say, and set sail with immediate haste. For this magical land of hide and seek will not remain undiscovered for long. Harriet Compston travelled to Montpelier Plantation & Beach with Cox & Kings (0845 154 8941; coxandkings.co.uk). A 7-night stay is priced from £1,795 per person including flights with British Airways, return transfers from St Kitts and breakfast daily. All activities can be arranged through the hotel – montpeliernevis.com.

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Leo Bear is taken on a sensorial and culinary tour de force as the first British journalist to visit the new St Regis in Mauritius

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’m in a brand-new white Jaguar XJ speeding along the Mauritian coastline with the Indian Ocean on one side and a handsome Tic-Tac-proffering driver on the other, but all I can think about is the cold sensation creeping up my back. As ramshackle towns with little more than a beaten-up épicerie or boulangerie give way to fields of sugar cane and vast stretches of forest, I gaze at tree-encrusted pitons rising like shards of green glass in the distance. But I still can’t shake the icicles rising up my spine. ‘What on earth is going on with my seat?’ I finally ask the driver. ‘Climate control’ he says with a chuckle. ‘The leather is injected with a state-of-the-art cooling agent.’ So far, so James Bond. In fact, I am something of a spy today because I’m the first British journalist to see the new St Regis hotel on the southern tip of the island. They certainly chose

their location well. Le Morne, a 550-metre mountain and one of Mauritius’ best-loved landmarks, provides a dramatic backdrop to the resort. The surrounding area is a protected nature reserve with strict laws forbidding any new construction. But this didn’t stop the St Regis. Instead of building anew, they flattened an existing hotel and built on top of it matching its floorplan inch for inch, right down to the little wooden jetty that protrudes from the beach. Accommodation comes in the form of chic thatched cottages arranged in clusters, or ‘villages’, each served by teams of butlers housed in elegant open-fronted wall-papered sitting rooms. A grand plantation-style manor house lies at the centre of the hotel, boasting a genteel Victorian colonnade sprinkled with armchairs perfect for an afternoon snooze or for nibbling scones with a pot of Earl Grey. The four restaurants sit

shoulder to shoulder along the colonnade, giving the hotel a sociable, buzzy feel, and I can testify that the Spaghetti Bolognese at the beachside Boathouse restaurant is superb. ‘Simply India’ is the place to be though. Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar, one of India’s most famous exports, is whipping up a taste tornado in the kitchen with his daring modern dishes. Chicken Tikka pie anyone? As it happens, Kochhar is not the only VIC (very important chef) on the island. Last year, Shelina Permalloo (winner of MasterChef 2012) launched a Mauritian cookery school at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, and Tom Aiken is currently packing his Vilebrequins for a sojourn in March. There’s still time to book a master-class with him at the Royal Palm. Food lovers checking into the Four Seasons Anahita get an altogether different treat in

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the form of keys to a convertible Mini Cooper and a pre-programmed Sat Nav route taking in various tea plantations and rum distilleries, concluding in Port Louis’ China Town. On closer inspection, Mauritius’ ascending culinary standing is in large part thanks to a prestigious cookery competition held each spring at the Constance Belle Mar Plage on the east coast. Esteemed chefs from all corners of the globe battle it out for a clutch of modest silver trophies, but really it’s all about exchanging recipes (and sun-bathing). Angela Hartnett and Bruce Poole of Chez Bruce have both taken part in the past, and this year, bets are on Frances Atkins, one of Britain’s best female Michelinstarred chefs, bringing home a prize. Incidentally, the Belle Mar’s sister hotel, Le Prince Maurice, a little further up the coast, has recently undergone a transformation. With

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a new Sisley spa, a slate lap pool and an injection of Asian chic to the common areas, it’s looking better than ever. Repeat visitors will be pleased to hear that rooms retain a colonial feel with hard-wood floors, wicker day-beds and marble-heavy bathrooms but new snazzy touches include Mac Minis in all the bedrooms and slightly lower beds (after complaints they were too high). The rest of the five-star big-name hotels will certainly be standing to attention. After two decades of reign, many are starting to look tired, and if they want to compete with the handsome new St Regis with all its breezy ocean freshness, major refurbishments will be required. It seems that now is the time to embrace a new generation of Mauritian luxury – gel-seated Jaguars and all. Leo flew to Mauritius with Air Mauritius and 79

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he small West Indian island of Antigua is an intoxicating kind of beauty. From the moment you step into the stifling heat of its tiny airport and are taken through the lusciously green landscape dotted with a mass of rugged houses of bright, tropical colours, the Caribbean ambiance takes over. Exotic birds, goats, cows and stray dogs dart precariously across the road and curious eyes of fresh fruit street vendors (at the time of my visit there were actually more ripe mangos freshly available than could be harnessed and sold) peer through the car window. Curtain Bluff, situated on the southern coast of the island in St John’s, is a landmark resort not just for its renown and unwavering popularity, but also through its integral status in the community. And the timing of my visit couldn’t have been more poignant, during the hotel’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2012. Curtain Bluff (named in homage to the ‘bluff’ landscape on which the resort is built and the curtain shape of the waves that crash against it) was constructed by pilot Sir Howard Hulford – a grand looking gentleman

with colonel-style moustache – after he spotted the rugged site from the air in 1962. At this time the local area, Old Road, was a poor and isolated fishing village. Though Howard died five years ago, he is spoken of both fondly and regularly, and his presence is widely felt across the resort. His vivacious widow, Chelle, is a common sight around the hotel on her golf caddy as she chats with staff and guests. Their home at the peak of the bluff is the venue for our pre-tennis week cocktail reception and has undoubtedly the finest vistas of the area, enabling you to see as far as Montserrat and St Kitts. A Caribbean getaway is obviously a tempting excursion at any time of the year, but my visit coincides with the famous annual Antigua Tennis Week, which I have gallantly signed myself up for. The illustrious sporting event initially began life as a professional island-wide tournament in 1975, but now draws a regular crowd of international enthusiasts and some of the biggest names in the sport. Organised by multiple Grand Slam winner Fred Stolle, the week is a mixture of friendly tournaments and tennis clinics,

and is a unique opportunity for tennis buffs and amateurs alike (of which I am most definitely in the latter category) to be taught by former world number one players. As I was to discover, there’s a reason that participants proudly sport Curtain Bluff Tennis Week t-shirts from previous years; the experience is rather addictive. Throughout the week, tennis participants are split into male and female groups and then separated into more manageable sized teams. During the clinics, the small groups are given a set amount of time in each court to practice a different skill with a different set of pros, before moving on to the next. Despite initially feeling like I had reverted to my gauche schoolgirl days when sport was not exactly my forté, I quickly got into the swing of things (excuse the pun) and it was a massively informative, and, more pertinently, enjoyable experience. It’s a slightly surreal notion to have a former world champion grab my arm and assist my follow-through, and the encouraging and witty remarks of Mr Stolle (‘that one’ll bring rain’ – a comment on one of my many misguided, sky-grazing shots) added a jovial touch of

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informality. In true Caribbean fashion, the attitude is incredibly relaxed. Participants are equally welcome to stick religiously to the clinic schedule or dip in and out as they so choose. The inevitably competitive nature such a sport imbues is countered with humour and gusto from both participants and teachers (a combination of international pros and Curtain Bluff employees) who all take part in the many dinners, cocktail parties and soirées. They’re also more than happy to give an early morning one-on-one lesson too. The extra curricular activities on tap – cooking classes, trips to Shirley Heights – as well as an impressive menu of inclusive water sports (water-skiing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing) make the temptation to skip a clinic or two awfully high. It’s also essential, if your muscles are feeling the strain of your sporting endeavours, to test the resort’s spa, built only six years ago, which provides not only a range of luxurious treatments, but is also home to some of the most dramatic views of the area. It’s easy in all-inclusive resorts to experience a sense of separation; the guests are cocooned, separate from the true

identity of the country. Curtain Bluff has quite the opposite effect. Old Road would not be the region it is today without the resort and vice-versa. When Howard set up his hotel he didn’t just create a resort, but a charity and a home too, and this is reflected in the tennis week’s history. In Curtain Bluff’s early years, the local children would take tennis balls that were hit outside, so the hotel invited them in and taught them how to play. This grew organically into the Old Road Fund, a charity that sends local youths to American academies and assists with health and education initiatives. A number of Curtain Bluff tennis pros are former beneficiaries of this scheme. Visitors are advised that there is a no tipping service, but to instead donate money to the fund. This is part of the genuine humility at the heart of Curtain Bluff. Managing Director Robert Sherman (who is more likely to be mistaken for a relaxed tourist in his daily uniform of shorts and t-shirt) is just as likely to carry your suitcase to your room as any other member of staff. This is not a fauxcharitable gesture to appeal to tourists, but

is a natural component of the resort. The infectious Caribbean spirit could be blamed for this lack of ostentation, but it’s no doubt largely due to a love of the island, the people and the resort. This is clearly not just a job. Perhaps this explains why a large number of the staff – Robert included – arrived in their early 20s and simply never left. This also explains why boarding the plane at the end of our short, eventful trip, ready to fly back to reality is equally difficult. Until next season. Stay 7 nights pay for 5 at Curtain Bluff, Antigua from £2,525 pp based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite on a full board basis, including return economy class flights and private transfers. Book through ITC Classics, 01244 355 527 or visit www. itcclassics.co.uk. 7 nights for the price of 5, save up to £800 per person, valid for travel completed between 18 May - 26 Jul 2013. For details on the tennis events visit www.curtainbluff.com/tennis/events. html. New for 2013 Curtain Bluff are delighted to introduce a brand new Fantasy Tennis Camp with Tracy Austin which takes place from 29th April – 3rd May 2013, and this year’s Antigua Tennis Week runs from 11th – 18th May 2013.

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Gordondale Road, SW19 ÂŁ800,000 Freehold

A well presented 4 bedroom Edwardian family home with a detached garage, situated in a fantastic location within the Wimbledon Park School catchment area.

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KENILFORD ROAD, SW12 A well presented family house in a well regarded location ideally situated for local amenities, featuring well proportioned accommodation and a delightful rear garden. No onward chain. Approx. 1,464 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double reception room, kitchen/dining room, garden. Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ850,000

LYNN ROAD, SW12 A well presented and proportioned maisonette situated in the popular Clapham South area. Ideally located for local amenities, public transport and features a courtyard garden. Approx. 893 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception/dining room, garden. Leasehold Guide Price ÂŁ525,000

CLAPHAM 020 8673 2854 clapham@johndwood.co.uk

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4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), reception room, kitchen/dining room, garden. Freehold

Guide Price £875,000

SOUTHFIELDS 020 8870 8811 southfields@johndwood.co.uk

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BARMOUTH ROAD, SW18 A well presented Victorian maisonette ideally situated within the Allfarthing Primary School catchment area. Approx. 1,219 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, reception, garden. Lease to 2096 Guide Price £575,000

GALESBURY ROAD, SW18 A beautifully presented and well proportioned spilt-level Victorian flat tucked away in the heart of Wandsworth. Approx. 821 sq ft. Energy Rating: E. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, reception room. Freehold Share Guide Price £480,000

ANCHOR HOUSE, SW18 A beautifully presented apartment set in this modern and convenient development. Approx. 763 sq ft. Energy Rating: D. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception, terrace, concierge, parking to lease via separate agreement. Lease to 3002 Guide Price £475,000

WANDSWORTH 020 8871 3033 wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk

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ALTENBURG GARDENS, SW11 A substantial family house in immaculate decorative condition throughout, whilst retaining its period features and charm. Approx. 2,080 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms. Freehold Guide Price £1,450,000

WHISTLERS AVENUE, SW11 An attractive semi-detached townhouse with an abundance of entertaining space throughout. Furthermore, there is a mature garden and off-street parking. Approx. 1,450 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room. Freehold Guide Price £875,000

BISHOPS WHARF HOUSE, SW11 An attractive flat on the 2nd floor of this popular modern block situated between Anhalt Road and the waterside development, Ransome’s Dock. Approx. 780 sq ft. Energy Rating: C. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, reception room. Freehold Share Guide Price £595,000

BATTERSEA 020 7228 0174 battersea@johndwood.co.uk

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Trinity Road

£2,550,000 Freehold

This truly stunning Semi-detached house boasts a wealth of grand Victorian features and a beautifully designed interior. The property measures just shy of 3,300 sq ft with scope for further extensions into the basement and to the rear of the existing ground floor (subject to the usual consents). This superb property has excellent lateral living space with two beautiful reception rooms and a spacious kitchen/family room. One of the many draws to the house is the South West facing garden which measures over 90 feet in length.

Five double bedrooms • Two reception rooms • Kitchen/family room • Ground floor w/c • En suite bath/shower room • Two family bathrooms • South-West facing garden in excess of 90’ in length • Utility/wine store in cellar

131 Nor thcote Road London SW11 6PS T:020 7228 5111 batterseasales@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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Dents Road

£1,725,000 – Freehold

Boasting grand Victorian proportions, this handsome semi detached house still has potential for further development. This beautiful property retains many of its original period features and has a good sense of light and space throughout.

Kitchen/breakfast room • Double Reception room • WC • Five bedrooms • Family bathroom • Shower Room • Cellar/Utility Room • Garden • Roof terrace

131 Nor thcote Road London SW11 6PS T:020 7228 5111 batterseasales@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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Winsham Grove £1,395,000 Freehold Situated on what is often regarded as one of the most sought after streets between the commons is this beautiful five bedroom family house. This stunning house has been extended on the ground floor into the side return area and to the rear of the original building. Five double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Family room/Play room • Ground floor w/c • Family bathroom • Shower room • En suite bathroom • South facing garden • Cellar room

Roseneath Road £1,195,000 Freehold An extremely bright and spacious family house situated on this popular development between the commons. The property currently measures 2,052 sq ft with potential for further extensions (subject to the usual consents). Four double bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Two ground floor w/c • En suite shower room • Two Family bathrooms • 40ft garden • Balcony • Garage

131 Nor thcote Road London SW11 6PS T:020 7228 5111 batterseasales@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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Holmside Road £1,150,000 Freehold This superb four bedroom family house has been extended on the ground floor to the rear of the original building and on the top floor into the loft space. The house measures approximately 21’ in width which is particularly wide for a house between the commons in this price bracket. Four bedrooms • Reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Ground floor w/c • Family bathroom • En suite shower room • South-West facing garden • Garage

James House – Webbs Road £625,000 Arranged over two floors, this spacious two bedroom garden flat is presented in good decorative order throughout. The property forms part of a six flat, high quality development built in a Victorian style.

Two double bedrooms • Semi-open plan kitchen/reception room • Lower ground floor w/c • Family bathroom • En suite shower room • Garden

131 Nor thcote Road London SW11 6PS T:020 7228 5111 batterseasales@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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Kelmscott Road £900 per week A beautifully presented four bedroom house on this prime street off Northcote Road. Double reception room with wooden floors, spacious kitchen/reception room with underfloor heating and concertina doors that lead out to a smart patio garden. Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/breakfast room • Family bathroom • Shower room • Cloakroom • Cellar • Unfurnished

Berber Road £850 per week An immaculately presented four bedroom house positioned on this superb residential street between the commons. Ground floor double reception room with wooden floors and period fireplaces.

Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/ dining room • Downstairs w/c • Family bathroom • En suite shower room • Cellar • Garden • Unfurnished

131 Nor thcote Road London SW11 6PS T:020 7228 5111 batterseasales@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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Auckland Road

£460 per week Queenstown Road

£385 per week

Salcott Road

£420 per week York Road

£375 per week

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

• Lovely open plan kitchen/reception room • Double bedroom • Second bedroom • Bathroom • Pretty private garden • Moments from Northcote Road • Furnished

• Two double bedrooms • Bathroom • Reception room • Eat in kitchen • Terrace • Furnished

• One double bedroom • Reception room • Open plan kitchen • En suite bathroom • Cloakroom • Furnished

131 Nor thcote Road London SW11 6PS T:020 7228 5111 batterseasales@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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question we are often asked is “What was it like opening a new business during a global recession?” Well on our 5th anniversary here’s a potted history of Rampton Baselely. We signed the lease on the shop pretty much the day Northern rock began to slide down the pan in September 2007. We opened the doors in Jan 2008; the bleakest of bleak months. We had a handful of properties on loan from friendly agents and mates who’d taken a punt on selling or renting through us. So we switched on the lights and the market duly slid off a cliff . God, it was horrific. No one knew quite what was going on, as we all shuffled the deckchairs around the listing deck. We sold a good 4 bed house off Northcote Rd for £700k for a city analyst who’d said we were only half way down the dip; it had been worth around £925k the year before….. That spring we framed our first commission cheque and gradually began to cash in others, but as the year progressed things got worse. By autumn, Lehmans had gone and taken most of the market rationality with it. By winter 08/09, we were down to 3 staff and had switched off the heating. So we smashed open the framed cheque and hurried down to the bank. That dark, dark winter things were really bad:

• Joel and I fought daily, sometimes physically (generally I won). • We ate beans on toast for tea. • My family and I moved to my parents place, Joel’s to a one bed flat in Wandsworth. • We ditched our cars and bought scooters. The company car became an eleven year-old bright red Rover, obtained from Joel’s Dad’s rugby club.

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• We spoke to therapists • We spoke to investors • We got onto first name terms with the bar staff at The Eagle However, as the market bounced along the bottom of the trough, there was an awful lot of goodwill coming from the good people of Northcote Rd (they like their independent retailers they do) and bits and bobs came our way. We survived. And then the market turned, and we turned with it. We began to grow and were able to rebuff further approaches from investors. In 2012 we were up to 11 staff and The Digital Property Group did some research. They calculated that in 2011 we had sold just over 40% of all houses between the commons (our nearest rival sold around 15%). We were top of the heap. All jolly fine and dandy, but what did we learn from it all? • Only ever go into business during a global recession with a very, very good friend, and one who’s not that good at fighting. • Most agents have the same marketing tools and website memberships, but like any business it’s your staff that really matter. • There really are an awful lot of nice normal people living between the commons. • Nobody can call the market – that City analyst’s house is now worth around £1.4m • Flash cars aren’t important – people LOVED the Red Rover. • We wouldn’t have missed it for the world. 020 7228 5111; ramptonbaseley.com

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OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Victorian Heights, SW8 ÂŁ740,000 Leasehold

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House A wonderful, light, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment, offering fantastic living space within this sought after Victorian school is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to conversion within the Diamond Conservation Area, with private parking and secure gated entry. The property is positioned in the heart include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and of the Conservation Area, within easy reach of both Battersea Park and Clapham Common. You are well placed for the restaurants, bars brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. and amenities in Clapham Old Town, Queenstown Road and Clapham Junction. EPC = C Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | Two bedrooms | Victorian school conversion | two bathrooms | wonderful, light accommodation | private parking space | no chain over six acres of land

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Wingate Square, SW4 £610,000 Leasehold

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House A two double bedroom, two bathroom, fourth floor apartment within the prestigious Wingate Square development, adjacent to Clapham is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to Common. The property has wood flooring throughout, a smart finish, Juliet balcony and benefits from plenty of natural light. There is include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and a lift and 24 hour security and underground parking is available under separate negotiation. Situated in this highly desirable location brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. and within this premier, secure modern development, adjacent to Clapham Common in the heart of the Old Town with all the amenities moments away. EPC = C | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | Four bedrooms | four bathrooms over six acres of land Two double bedrooms | two bathrooms | secure, modern development | prime Clapham Old Town location | no chain | Juliet balcony

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Shipka Road, SW12 £999,995 Freehold

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House An absolutely stunning, four double bedroom Victorian house located in this desirable residential road in Balham. It has been is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to extensively refurbished to the highest standards of specification throughout and offers wonderfully stylish living and entertaining space. include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and Complementing this impressive property is a substantial ground floor extension and spacious loft conversion. Shipka Road is a lovely brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. residential street which runs off Balham Hill and is near to the variety of shops, bars and restaurants of Balham High Road. EPC = D Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | Spacious Victorian house | newly refurbished | luxurious specification | four bedrooms | three reception rooms | desirable residential location over six acres of land

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

Gowrie Road, SW11 £795 per week Unfurnished

An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House A great opportunity to rent a fantastic, five double bedroom house, presented over four floors, located in this popular, residential area off is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to Clapham Common North Side. This provides great access to the amenities of Lavender Hill, Queenstown Road and Clapham Junction. include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and Battersea Rise and the Northcote Road are within walking distance. The green open spaces of Clapham Common are only moments brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. away. EPC = D Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Five double bedrooms | beautifully presented | very spacious | two bathrooms | large receptions

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Balham Lettings Office Lettings. 020 3285 7745 balhamlettings@hamptons-int.com

Manville Road SW17 – Unfurnished £1,495 per week A beautiful double fronted 7 bedroom period family home set in the sought after Heaver Estate.

Balham Grove SW12 – Furnished £435 per week A well maintained 2 bed, 1st floor flat that would suit professional sharers,

Ipsus 07 SW12 – Furnished/Unfurnished £375 per week

Ipsus 07 SW12 – Furnished/Unfurnished £500 per week 2 Bed apartment within the Iconic IPSUS 07 development moments from Clapham South.

1 Bed apartment within the Iconic IPSUS 07 development moments from Clapham South.

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Alderbrook Road SW12 – Unfurnished £1,100 per week

Ravenslea Road SW12 – Unfurnished £1,250 per week

A large family home set in the Nightingale Triangle.

A beautiful 5 bed family home that benefits from a professional refurbishment and landscaped garden.

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Balham Sales Office Sales. 020 3285 7744 balham@hamptons-int.com

Ramsden Road SW11 – Freehold £2,500,000 A magnificent house boasting a truly outstanding standard of finish throughout.

Hillbury Road SW17 – Freehold £1,999,500 A magnificent double-fronted Victorian family home, offering in excess of 4,000 sq ft.

Lewin Road SW16 – Freehold £999,950 A fantastic semi-detached six bedroom family home which boasts in excess of 2000 sq ft.

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Nightingale Lane SW12 – Share of Freehold £850,000 A wonderful two bedroom ground floor flat, boasting an incredible 115ft private garden.

Elmbourne Road SW17 – Leasehold £300,000 A beautifully presented one bedroom flat in the sought-after Heaver Estate.

Englewood Road SW12 – Freehold £1,250,000 A beautifully presented 5 bedroom family home located just a short walk from Clapham Common.

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Putney Office Sales. 020 8454 7617 putney@hamptons-int.com

Highdown Road, SW15

ÂŁ3,850,000 Freehold

A beautifully refurbished six bedroom detached house. The property is finished to a superb standard throughout and has a garage and additional off-street parking.

Detached house 5 Reception rooms 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Garden Private parking

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PROPERTY

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Nothing’s better than the inside scoop. Local agents give their recommendations...

STREET

Christopher Cady, Jacksons, 020 8675 565; jacksonestateagents.com A tree-lined street set right in the heart of the Heaver Estate, Ritherdon Road, has a superb array of family homes and some great restaurants and shops to choose from right on your doorstep. What could be better? It’s ideal for a Sunday mooch or dinner of an evening.

FACT

Danny Hardy, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, 020 7228 2666; kfh.co.uk Britain’s busiest railway, Clapham Junction is actually located in Battersea despite its misleading name. Its name was changed from Battersea Station to Clapham Junction in 1863 when it was significantly altered and developed.

HANGOUT

James Weston, John D Wood & Co., 020 8871 3033; johndwood.co.uk There are a lot of options but for its affordable wine list, good food and a blend of modern decor and subdued lighting allowing you to wile away many an hour, Brinkleys probably just swings it for me whether it is a quick drink at the bar or a three course dinner.

TIME

Sophie Poland, John D Wood & Co., 020 7228 0174; johndwood.co.uk Eat Play Love is heaven sent for Battersea mummies. A family run cafe offering delicious salads, sandwiches and cakes with an array of activities for little ones including a soft play area, baby massage and storytelling.

KIDS

Maddie Miller, Douglas & Gordon, 020 8874 8822; douglasandgordon.com It’s a Kid’s Thing is an award-winning children’s activity centre and party venue on Magdalen Road in Earlsfield. Offering daily activities for babies and small children as well as a play structure and a café, this is a great place to have fun with your kids!

INSPIRATION

Joel Baseley, Rampton Baseley, 020 7228 5111; ramptonbaseley.com My wife has succeeded in making our house look like a Brissi Show room so I am more or less brainwashed by the whitewash (see what I did there!). To be fair it’s a joy to shop somewhere where the staff are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. 105

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Knight Frank Coombe Lane West, Kingston KT2 Light and bright A superb and spacious family house which has been the subject of a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and extension. Master bedroom with en suite, 5 further bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, playroom/bedroom 7, reception room, family/dining room, kitchen, study, utility, cloakroom, garden, parking, approximately 306sq m (3,295sq ft). EPC rating D Freehold Guide price £1,725,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB070178)

Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 Substantial period house A refurbished and extended period house on Wimbledon Hill’s slopes, offering modern amenities and original features. Master suite, 5 further bedrooms (3 en suite), 2 family bathrooms, reception room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, cellar, garden, parking, approximately 456sq m (4,914sq ft). EPC rating E Freehold Guide price £3,250,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB100243)

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Knight Frank Belvedere Grove, Wimbledon SW19 Location, location, location With truly exceptional views, this spacious apartment is set only moments away from all the amenities of Wimbledon Village. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room/ bedroom 4, reception room, kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom, storage room, approximately 166sq m (1,789sq ft). EPC rating E Leasehold Guide price ÂŁ1,095,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB120290)

Wilton Crescent, Wimbledon SW19 Period property with potential A substantial period house on an unusually wide plot, located within the John Innes Wilton Crescent conservation area. 4 bedrooms, study/bedroom 5, reception room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, first floor kitchen, 2 family bathrooms, 2 cloakrooms, garage, garden, approximately 213sq m (2,300sq ft). EPC rating F Freehold Guide price: ÂŁ1,795,000 KnightFrank.co.uk/Wimbledon wimbledon@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 (WMB120225)

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Wimbledon Village Office: 020 8879 0099 Wimbledon@jackson-stops.co.uk

Cedar Park Gardens, SW19

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A spacious seven bedroom detached house located within a quiet and secure gated development by Wimbledon Common. The property has been built to a very high specification and comprises four reception rooms with doors out to the garden, formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, games room and utility room. The property has seven double bedrooms and five en suite bathrooms. The property also benefits from off street parking for several cars and a double garage.

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Barham Road, SW20

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A spacious six bedroom detached house in a highly sought after location with wooden flooring throughout, an unusual wine cellar and off street parking for three cars. This lovely family home also benefits from a superb master bedroom with en suite bathroom, five further bedrooms, a shower room, a family bathroom and a study area. For further information including additional photos, brochure and floorplans please contact Roland Simpson on 020 8879 6699 or email wimbledon@jackson-stops.com EPC Rating: E *Subject to terms and conditions, please contact for further information. Wimbledon Office: +44 (0)20 8879 0099 Wimbledon@jackson-stops.co.uk

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PROPERTY

DOING IT FOR THE KID’S

PROPERTY NEWS ABSOLUTELY INSIDER

Over the last 15 years and especially the last five, more and more flat purchasers have come through the doors of D&G looking for share of freehold properties rather than flats on long leases. I do understand the sensation of control that you feel you must have with having a share in the freehold. Let’s face it, freeholders have had bad press in recent years and the mood of the country is very much, ‘why pay anyone for anything if you can do it better yourself?’ Just be careful what you wish for……

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Ellisons launch ‘Ellisons Home News’ – a series of YouTube videos created with a professional ex BBC/Channel 4 TV team, to give you a property insight with useful tips for selling and letting. Selling your home? These great insider tips will help to achieve the best possible price, fast! A small outlay can earn you thousands. 1. A tidy, attractive garden is generally the potential buyers’ first impression. Make it count!

A couple of scenarios keep rearing their ugly heads and I am going to take this opportunity to mention them so that there may be a greater understanding of a couple of the pitfalls that can appear. Firstly, if you have a share of freehold you will also have a lease on the property. Just because you have the share of freehold it does not mean that you can run the lease down and it will have no effect on the value of your home. If you extend a low lease you might well have to pay your fellow freeholders a substantial amount for the privilege. The same applies on a variation of a lease or if you wish to buy, for example, the loft.

Douglas & Gordon once again took to the streets for the third annual D&G Charity Day in aid of the children’s charity Kids Company. Over 350 removal boxes were filled by the company’s 19 offices with Christmas hampers for London’s vulnerable children.The items, ranging from packets of pasta to luxury boxes of chocolates, were packed into thousands of individual hampers by D&G staff, ready to be handed out at Christmas to the 17,000 children that are looked after by KidsCompany. As well as food and 750 toys, Douglas & Gordon collected over £10,000 from generous donors within Douglas & Gordon territory. For further information please contact Ivor Dickinson, managing director at Douglas& Gordon, on 020 7963 4600

Secondly, if one of your fellow freeholders cannot maintain their property or doesn’t want to, the onus will fall on you to help them, something that does not happen if you only own the lease as it is not your responsibility. You might well again find yourselves temporarily or permanently out of pocket. So a long lease on a share of freehold property is important for buyers and sellers alike and decent block management companies are worth the money…you have been warned. George Franks 020 7924 2000; douglasandgordon.com

2. Declutter your home and give it a spring clean. This will make it feel more spacious and attractive to a buyer.

3. Don’t just go for the highest valuation – it will stop your home from selling if it is over priced. Check prices on property websites such as houseprice.net

4. Ensure the agents details of your home are correct and enticing with good quality photos.

5. Have an open day to stimulate demand and create a buying frenzy. 6. If you have pets try to ensure they are out when viewings take place. Not everyone is an animal lover.

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The Star & Garter on the bank of the river do fantastic cocktails but if you prefer a pint than the Dukes Head next door offers a Putney Common is far less famous more traditional pub setting. than nearby Richmond Park or Wimbledon Common but it’s a genuinely peaceful spot, and with FAVOURTIE All Saints Church in the southeast RESTAURANT... corner and the cricket ground to the Enoteca Turi, a lovely family run west, it is a quintessentially British Italian which serves seasonal food open space. and has a fantastic wine list.

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Bangalore Street, Putney, SW15. Offering in excess of 950 sq ft and located in the heart of residential West Putney is this newly extended two-bedroom garden maisonette, which has been finished to a very high standard. £649,950 Leasehold.

Alister Shaw, Manager of Hamptons Putney

The sales market went through a very eventful year in 2012. The increase in stamp duty certainly had an effect on the number of transactions on larger family houses. The Olympics and Queens Jubilee also resulted in people who may have been planning to move delaying it so they could enjoy the celebrations and magnificent summer! However, there was a high demand all year for correctly priced stock and on many occasions, regardless of property size, there were cases of sealed bids and properties being sold over the asking price. We had a record year at Hamptons International in Putney and our view is that demand will continue into 2013. We do not expect a considerable increase in prices, so we believe that the trend of last year will continue. If a property is correctly priced, there will be significant demand and a good chance of multiple bids. 020 8454 7245; hamptons.co.uk

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Not stylish as such, but the Parsons Nose butcher provides superb quality organic meat with friendly and knowledgeable staff that are always happy to suggest a recipe idea or two.

Alex Oppenheim, Assoc. Director of John D Wood & Co. In Battersea

Stock market and economic predictions are not my thing. However, I recently read an article in The Economist which claimed that foreign ownership of property in Spain had increased by over 20% during 2012, many of these UK buyers. Now I am not suggesting that we break open the sangria and celebrate just yet but this has to be positive news, as to acquire a property overseas requires not just money but also confidence in the world. Since we came out of the recession the London property market has performed well and Battersea has more than played its part. The ripple effect of a new US Embassy and investment in a new infrastructure are obviously both exciting but Battersea is also just a wonderful place to live. No economic model or theory can put a price on that! 020 7228 0174; johndwood.co.uk

TIM BEATTIE SALES MANAGER AT WEST PUTNEY KINLEIGH FOLKARD & HAYWARD’S 020 3280 3558 KFH.CO.UK John D Wood & Co. Appoints new lettings managers

John D Wood & Co. is pleased to announce that Peter Hermon-Taylor of the Wandsworth office has moved to the Wimbledon office and Jane Clements joins John D Wood & Co. to replace Peter as Lettings Manager at the Wandsworth branch on Trinity Road. Jane has eight years experience letting properties in southwest London and lives locally in Earlsfield. Jane comments: “I am excited to join John D Wood & Co. as Lettings Manager in Wandsworth and very much look forward to working with the team. I live locally and love the area with its open spaces, excellent transport links, diverse choice of property and community. Peter Hermon-Taylor, Lettings Manager in Wimbledon follows: “I am delighted to have taken over as Lettings Manager in Wimbledon. Our office on Church Road in the heart of Wimbledon Village has enjoyed a great deal of success, providing a complete lettings service to Wimbledon’s Landlords for many years. johndwood.co.uk 111

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Netherford Road SW4 ÂŁ925,000 This superb four bedroom Victorian family house boasts generous living space, beautifully arranged over three levels as well as a wonderful west facing garden. The accommodation comprises a double reception room, a wonderful kitchen/ family/dining room leading out to a private garden, a large master bedroom, a luxurious family bathroom, three further double bedrooms, a separate WC and a family bathroom. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

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Montholme Road SW11 £735,000

Edithna Street SW9 £665,000

Located ‘between the commons’, this beautiful ground floor apartment comprises a beautiful reception room, a large extended eat-in kitchen, two double bedrooms (one en suite) and a large 50ft south west facing garden with a large separate studio. Freehold. EPC=F. Sole Agents.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this superb Victorian house boasts a double reception room, a modern kitchen, a dining room leading out to a decked garden, a master bedroom with built-in storage, two further bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292 sales.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Gayville Road SW11 £675,000

Kingsley Street SW11 £630,000

This large flat has been tastefully decorated by its current owners too provides a spacious reception room, a large eat-in kitchen, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Located on a sought after residential street ‘between the commons’. Share of Freehold. EPC=C. Sole Agents.

Set on a quiet tree lined street in the popular Shaftesbury Estate, this property boasts a charming double reception room, an extended kitchen/dining room leading out to a south facing garden, two large double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.

BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292 sales.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Nicosia Road SW18 £2,250 per week Located just off Wandsworth Common in the highly sought after ‘Toast Rack’ area, this rare semi-detached Victorian house boasts nearly 3,000sqft of accomodation. The house is presented in excellent condition and benefits from a 50ft south facing lawned garden with a fantastic independent studio and off street parking. The accommodation comprises a bright double reception room, a fully extended kitchen/dining room, a master bedroom suite, four further double bedrooms and two modern bathrooms. EPC=F.

BATTERSEA: 020 8673 4377 lets.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Clapham Common Westside SW11 £1,300 per week Leathwaite Road SW11 £895 per week set back from the road, this beautiful house enjoys stunning views over the common, comprising a double reception room, extended kitchen/dining room, a guest cloakroom, additional family room, five large bedrooms with ample built-in storage and two bathrooms. EPC=D.

This spacious house is situated ‘between the commons’, in one of the prime areas of Battersea, . Featuring a double reception room, a large kitchen with side return extension leading to a patio garden, WC/laundry room, four double bedrooms with master en suite and a further family bathroom. EPC=D.

BATTERSEA: 020 7228 9292 lets.bat@marshandparsons.co.uk

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Victorian Heights SW8 £600 per week

The Chase SW4 £425 per week

This fabulous apartment is located within one of London’s most impressive school conversions. The apartment boasts double height ceilings and windows surrounding three reception areas, a galleried bedroom overlooking the reception, a further double bedroom and a family bathroom. EPC=D

Located in the heart of Clapham Old Town on one of the most sought after roads in SW4, this property comprises a brand new kitchen, a breathtaking living room with oak flooring and an abundance of natural light, two large double bedrooms (both with storage) and a family bathroom. EPC=D.

CLAPHAM: 020 7501 3666 lets.clp@marshandparsons.co.uk

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PROPERTY

BEECHDALE ROAD

John D Wood & Co. are pleased to offer this amazing property previously owned by renowned film maker Stephen Dwoskin

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ith its high ceilings and large lawn, 41 Beechdale Road is an ideal home for people looking to live spaciously yet centrally. The house is a 15 minute walk from Brixton tube station and its surrounding restaurants, shops and, of course, the renowned Brixton Food Market. A few minutes east of the property lies the green expanse of Brockwell Park, with tennis courts and a lido which was frequented by the house’s former owner, famous film-maker Stephen Dwoskin. The groundbreaking American producer,

director and cinematographer lived at 41 Beechdale Road and created some of his most important films there. His style of cinema was intensely personal and, as an extremely creative individual, it was known that he drew on his experiences of living in the area to inform many of his best known films, notably ‘Trying To Kiss The Moon’ (1994) which was set in Brixton. This is a rare opportunity to own a house steeped in history. The house has five bedrooms and a double reception room so is perfect for family life. There is also considerable scope for extension for those looking to expand.

DETAILS

Guide Price £850, 000

CONTACT

John D Wood & Co. 47 Balham Hill, SW12 020 8673 2854 johndwood.co.uk

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Stunning 5 bedroom Victorian double fronted period home with 3 elegant receptions plus 26 ft kitchen / dinning room, extending to 2077 sq ft. Highly desirable location. EPC rating D.

A superb extended period property with three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and beautiful 24’11 ft reception with feature fireplace, in the favoured Battles area of Wimbledon, extending to 1066 sq ft. EPC rating D.

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Three double bedrooms with 2 modern bathrooms in this gorgeous Victorian home close to Wimbledon British Rail and Northern Line Stations. Luxury kitchen, utility, oak flooring, pretty garden. Recommended

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Stunning 3 double bedroom period home with 2 luxury bathrooms. Beautiful fitted kitchen with bi-fold doors to decked rear garden. Great home for family or sharers. Close to transport. EPC rating E.

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Glycena Road, Battersea, SW11 / £849,950 020 7228 2278 This beautiful family home has been tastefully decorated throughout and is located on this popular and quiet tree lined residential road ideally located for transport links and the amenities of Clapham Junction Station and Lavender Hill.

Calico House, Plantation Wharf, Battersea, SW11 / £799,950 020 7228 2278 Spread over the fourth and fifth floors this well presented and spacious duplex apartment has a unique layout which includes two bedrooms, study/third bedroom, two bathrooms, three balconies with partial views of the river.

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Clapham Common West Side, Battersea / £595 Per Week 0207 228 2378 Stunning three double bedroom, ground floor conversion flat opposite Clapham Common. The property is situated only a short walk to Clapham Junction mainline station and Clapham South tube station.

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Nightingale Lane, SW12 – £790 pw A very spacious family house close to Wandsworth Common. The house has a double reception room, large kitchen dining room with further sitting/play room leading to a large garden, five bedrooms, one bathroom, cloakroom. The house also has a garage and off street parking.

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PROPERTY

HOUSE HUNTING MOST SATISFYING TRANSACTION I’VE HAD

I was selling this small 2 bed cottage sitting right on the edge of busy Plough Road whilst the converging train lines approaching Clapham Junction swept across its tiny garden. As if the location hadn’t already made the house virtually unsaleable, the owners regularly left two large parakeets flying freely around the house, swooping over viewers’ heads shredding curtains, carpets and anything else in their wake – a one-off and believe me one was enough…

MOST INTERESTING PROPERTY I’VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH…

Is this beautiful Blenkarne house with superb garden (on at £3.75m) which we sold at the end of 2011 - almost 10 years since selling it to the same family in un-modernised state. It was a pleasure to see what a terrific family feel the owners had

created with their informal style and layout, and they/we smashed the £1000 per square foot barrier down with the price achieved.

THE PROPERTY I’D MOST LIKE ON OUR BOOKS IS

One of the huge unmodernised Victorian houses close to the edge of Wandsworth Common where we specialise. Personally I find it’s always exciting and interesting to discuss development ideas and potential with buyers and I’d love to handle another one of the big Blenkarne or Bolingbroke houses that are yet to be developed.

MOST UNUSUAL INTERIOR

Taking our lives in our hands, I went with a developer to view a property where the ceilings and walls were caving in, windows were boarded up and bare wires (and red lights!) dangled from exposed beams. Crumbling plaster fell all around. The front room was jammed wall-to wall and floor-

to-ceiling with plastic crammed with papers and rubbish so full you couldn’t even peep round the door. And the back yard had a mound of broken bike parts that was a life’s work – he still made a decent offer…

I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE...

Me fishing a two-year old out of a pond during a viewing. Whilst his parents and I discussed the need for a new roof on the property they were viewing (with much sucking of teeth and pointing), the little tear away did a silent dash to the back of the garden and not recognising the tell-tale water lilies obscuring the pond plunged head-first out of view into some especially large goldfish. Thankfully quick reactions and warm towels were all that was required. Austin Thorogood Director of John Thorogood, 020 7228 7474; john-thorogood.co.uk

UP YOUR STREET

Alistair Hilton, Sales Manager of John D Wood & Co., Clapham presents Kenilford Street, SW11. £850,000

A well presented 4 bedroom family house in this sought after location, with Clapham South and Balham stations only a short walk away. Clapham South opened in September 1926 and was the first station of the Morden extension in the City & South London Railway scheme. The station was designed by Charles Holden, a distinguished architect who was awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 1936. Holden’s designs reflect the simple modernist style he became synonymous with when he designed the French war cemeteries post WW1. The double-height ticket hall is clad in plain Portland stone framing a glazed screen, adapted specially to suit the station. This property in Kenilford Street boasts a delightful rear garden, and period furnishings including cornicing, wooden flooring, ceiling roses and bay windows.

Jason Corbett, Director of Sullivan Thomas, presents Titchwell Road, SW15. £1,700,000 Freehold

A truly magnificent and striking semidetached 5 double bedroom family house presented in stunning order in the desirable Magdalen Estate. The Magdalen Estate derives its name from Magdalen College, Oxford who earned the land in the early nineteenth century. It was originally meant to be a Garden Suburb, the idea was designed by E P Warren and inspired by the works of William Ebeneezer who desired idyllic homes where people could coexist with nature in a pleasant and agreeable environment. This gorgeous house in Titchwell Road is fitting for a feature in the very best home magazines; the house offers a wide 65’ garden and its reception accommodation will surpass even the most demanding person’s needs. 128

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Beresford House, SW4 £305,000

Victoria Rise, SW4 £410,000

A one bedroom top floor flat, situated in a gated development. With stunning views across the London skyline, this property has recently been renovated to a high standard. Well located for the Northern and Victoria tube line, the flat comprises; large living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom. EPC Rating - C

This two bedroom flat is located on one of SW4’s most sought after roads. Offering access to Clapham Junction (overground) and Clapham Common (northern line), the property is presented beautifully throughout and comprises; Two bedrooms, large living room, kitchen and bathroom. There is also access to a shared rear garden. EPC Rating – E

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Grafton Square, SW4 £345,000

Strathleven Road, SW2 £439,950

A well presented first floor apartment situated a short walk from Clapham Common park, tube and local shops, restaurants and bars. The property has large sash windows throughout, stripped floorboards in the reception room, a large double bedroom to the rear, modern bathroom and separate kitchen. EPC Rating – D

This delightful ‘half house’ has been beautifully kept throughout by it’s current owners. Set over two floors, the property comprises; two double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, opening onto a private garden and two separate reception areas. EPC Rating – E

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Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 £685,000

This large three bedroom flat is split over three floors and is beautifully presented throughout. In brief the property comprises; three well proportioned double bedrooms, en-suite to master, family bathroom, shower room, separate w/c and an exceptional, large, open plan kitchen/dining. EPC Rating - E Clapham Office Tel: - 020 7627 8084 Clapham@bushells.com

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Weir Road,

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CONTACT Jacksons Balham Office, 115 Balham High Road, SW12 020 8675 6565; jacksonsestateagents.com

WHAT Presented in excellent condition this four bedroom house is arranged over three floors and boasts generous entertaining spaces. This house offers plenty of storage and a wealth of natural light and is ideal for a professional family or four professional sharers.

WHERE Situated on Weir road, which is just

a short walk to both Balham and Clapham’s south amenities. Tooting Bec Common and Tooting Bec Lido are also close by.

WHY Comprising a large open plan kitchen/ dining room with bifold doors that lead onto a well kept garden. Also offered on the ground floor is a large double reception room, utility room, courtyard and cellar.

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PRIME PURCHASE DETAILS

Hendham Road,

SW17 WHAT

A beautiful Victorian house located in a popular street with a 95 ft garden and off street parking.

WHERE Hendham Road is a residential street built during the period of the Great Exhibition c.1851 providing a range of different architecture along its length. With easy access to the green spaces of Wandsworth Common, the amenities of

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,475,000 FREEHOLD

CONTACT John D Wood & Co. Wandsworth Office, 324 Trinity Road, SW18 020 8871 3033; johndwood.co.uk

Bellevue Road and access to both overland and underground transport, Hendham Road is one of the most popular streets in Wandsworth.

WHY The house is well decorated throughout and still retains many original and period features as well as modern additions. The property provides generous reception space with good family areas as well as more formal reception space.

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OFFICES THROUGHOUT SOUTH WEST LONDON balham 020 8673 6111

battersea 020 7801 3400

clapham north 020 7840 3700

clapham south 020 8675 1222

fulham central

fulham south

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020 7381 7381

020 7736 6110

020 8769 7900

020 8772 7080

Cavendish Road SW12 £525,000

Situated in a great location just a short walk from Clapham South tube station and the open space of Clapham Common this large flat covers the first floor of a substantial double fronted house. The accommodation is well laid out and finished to a very high standard. The open plan reception room runs from the front to the back of the house and has a Juliet balcony with views over the garden, the kitchen area is well equipped as well as being bright and spacious. Both double bedrooms are large one having steps down to the en-suite and a further well equipped bathroom is located off the landing • • • • •

Two large double bedrooms Open plan living space Two bathrooms Close to public transport High standard of finish throughout

aspire clapham south 020 8675 1222 clapham@aspire.co.uk 53 Abbeville Road, Clapham London, SW4 9JX balham • battersea • clapham north • clapham south • fulham central • fulham south • furzedown • tooting .co.uk

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Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, SW11

£525,000

A stunning two double bedroom garden flat situated in this popular location a stones throw to Battersea Park. The property has undergone an extensive refurbishment throughout and comprises reception room with wooden flooring and feature fireplace, large eat in kitchen, ideal for entertaining. The property benefits from sunny shared rear garden which at present is exclusively used by the current owners. The green open spaces of Battersea Park are moments away, as well as the bars and restaurants that the Battersea park and Chelsea has to offer. Stunning condition throughout • Landscaped rear garden • Refurnished to the highest standard • Excellent location • Close Proximity to Battersea Park and Queen • stown Road stations, which offer alternative ways to get in and out of the city.

aspire battersea 020 7801 3400 battersea@aspire.co.uk 242 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3AA

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MEMORY LANE RithertonRoad, Road Clapham, SW17 Hambalt SW4 £1,950,000 £1,185,000

Clifford Harvey aspire’s BalhamSouth officeoffice talks to a vendor aboutrecalling happy David Kirkup ofof aspire’s Clapham talks to a vendor times at his wonderful Ritherton Road family home. happy memories of living in this beautiful house on Hambalt Road. lived in the How long longhave haveyou you lived at your property? We lived in the property up until property? Weinto moved after getting married I1987. moved theout property in 2010. and my siblings and parents moved in. Due to its exellent location, the house has proved What do you like most about living to be a fantastic investment. in Clapham? I love the community feel of Clapham What dofact youthat likepeople most about living in and the are genuinely Balham?I The arealways amazing, friendly. alsotransport like that links there’s lots thedo shopping all offar ourtoneeds, to withoutfacilities havingcover to travel do it!

there is adid wonderful sense inspiration of community Where you draw and forfor ourthe children, there are very good from design/interior of optionsproperty? for schooling and plenty of open your spaces to burn off energy. I’ve moved around quite a fair bit and each house has been very different in Where diddécor. you draw inspiration style and This house feels from clean for the design/interior of thelike property? without seeming too much a show We had–athis veryisgood project manager home a real home, which and feels my wifeand has expensive taste coupled with aa comfy lived-in. Most importantly very goodplace eye for relaxing tointerior be. design.

any special features in Did you youinstall install any special the property? There are loads of great features in the property? the house of the Ifeatures didn’t in install thembut butone I love themain improvements made wasthe to convert bi-fold doors.we They draw outside a double large walk-in in whichbedroom is lovely into on aa summer’s day wardrobe Weso also or duringand theensuite winter.bathroom. They allow installedlight a Skyliner in the roof. much into the room.

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MEMORY

Hambalt Road, Claph £1,185,000

Are there anyany further changes or or Are there further changes developements you would have made developments you would’ve made had you stayed in the We had you stayed at property? the property? would have increased the head hight of the I don’t think so. There is plenty space cellar to enable to usefor it for operational so there’s nousneed a loft conversion purposes, example a laundry room or or suchfor like. wine storage. What’s your favourite room in What did your children love about the house? the house? They loved their school The kitchen/dining area – there is so and howspace closeto thecook, parksentertain were to or ourrelax much home, well as the shops and the with as a good book. village atmosphere.

What dodo youyour misschildren most about the What love about property? The community spirit in Balham the house? is second toisnone; we had lot ofnow closebut My child a grown up achild friends by. lovesnear the warmth and happiness of the place – we’ve enjoyed many a good party here with friends and family. What’s yourmuch-loved favourite memory from your time at the house? Watching all theWhat familywill growing under one roof, when youup miss the most theyou challenges move?we faced, and overcoming it all together. How much fun it’s been living here and the community feel of Clapham.

David Kirkup of aspir happy memories of l

What’s your favourite memory at your house? I don’t have one particular favourite. It’s been great to be able to share the house with loved onesHow – Christmases long have you lived at your spent here have been property? wonderful. I moved into the property in 2010.

What do you like most about liv in Clapham? I love the community feel of Clapham aspire balhamsouth aspire clapham andBalham the fact that people are genuinel 132 High Road 53 Abbeville Road London, SW12 9AA London, SW4 9JX friendly. I also like that there’s always l 8673 6111 020 8675 1222 to020 do without having to travel far to d balham@aspire.co.uk s.clapham@aspire.co.uk

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PROPERTY

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

NEW LOOK FOR A NEW YEAR WITH RYMER IRENS ANGUS IRENS

It has always been an ambition of ours to grow the business if the appropriate opportunity presented itself. Despite testing times in the property market, this opportunity did present itself last June in the form of a new office becoming available at 89 Nightingale Lane, SW12. It was always going to be a challenge as we were effectively doubling the size of the business overnight, but the location and presence of this new office made the decision an easy one. Both offices should complement one another and the same three managing partners will be very much at the forefront of delivering the best results for our clients.

DUNCAN IRENS

Having been presented with the opportunity to open our second office it made sense to give the business a bit of a face-lift to coincide with this exciting development. Our clients had always been very complimentary about our website and marketing material and we always felt we had created a distinctive image which mirrored our position within the Wandsworth market. Nevertheless, not being ones to rest on our laurels, we committed to sharpening our website, brand logo and marketing. This is all now live and hopefully we have achieved what we set out to do, initially at least we have had a tremendously positive response.

BEN RYMER

2013 has begun with a bang! No sooner was Christmas over and we were back in the office, the telephones began ringing again instantly. Many, it seems, have had the chance to sit down over Christmas and make plans for a move in 2013 and, as a result, we have already been asked in to see lots of beautiful homes this year. This bodes well as we all need more properties to sell, to satisfy the ever increasing demand and it looks as though more will be coming onto the market sooner rather than later. With such a busy start to the year, we are very optimistic for an active year ahead. 020 8767 2222; rymer-irens.com

NEW TEAM AT ASPIRE BATTERSEA

Aspire Battersea is now officially under new management. Mark Howell, formally of Knight Frank and Featherstone Leigh, is now the new co-owner and Director. He has been joined by Russell Smith, formally of Featherstone Leigh in Battersea, Russell brings to the business his vast sales experience in the market. Alongside them is Sophie Dobson who heads the administration for the office. The three members of staff are the perfect blend of experience,

professionalism and enthusiasm and are able to advise on both selling or renting as all staff have worked in both fields. “Aspire Battersea are situated in an enviable position on the corner of Battersea Bridge Road. With a highly viable office they will offer any potential seller or Landlord the maximum exposure for their property. Feel free to drop in for a informal conversation about your property, or just for a chat. We would be delighted to see you�. 020 7801 3400; aspire.co.uk

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£749,950

Recommended Recommended

A superbly presented three bedroom, two bathroom loft and rear extended Victorian terrace with a west facing rear garden situated in the heart of Wimbledon town centre. Luxury fitted kitchen/dining room with integrated appliances. No forward chain. EPC EER Rating D.

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Shipka Road, Balham, SW12

COLLECT COLLECT£500 £500Sales Sales&&£250 £250Lettings Lettings

This charming Victorian family house has recently been the subject of a stylish programme of renovation, which includes the addition of a substantial ground-floor extension. This addition has transformed the property’s naturally wide footprint, into a light, living and entertaining space. No Chain. EPC EEC rating D.

forfor fullfull details of this offer andand how to apply on-line go go to www.lauristons.com/recommended details of this offer how to apply on-line to www.lauristons.com/recommended

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Putney Bridge Road, SW18 1NP

ÂŁ499,950

A beautiful two double bedroom period conversion property with rear garden located on the ground floor of this handsome Victorian terrace facing the open spaces of Wandsworth Park and the River Thames. The property is offered to the market with no onward chain. EPC EER Rating D

Lavender Gardens, SW11

ÂŁ675,000

An absolutely stunning two double bedroom, two bathroom split level period maisonette conversion on the much sought after Lavender gardens. Situated within this premier location moments from Clapham Junction BR station, the property benefits from a Share of Freehold and a private garden. EPC EER D.

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£1,750 pcm

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This gorgeous flat is situated only minutes from East Putney station. The flat is split across two levels with original wooden floors throughout. Two double bedrooms, generous lounge, good size kitchen and modern bathroom. EPC EER E.

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Cecil Road, Wimbledon, SW19

COLLECT COLLECT£500 £500Sales Sales&&£250 £250Lettings Lettings

Enviably set along a sought-after residential road, this generously proportioned two bedroom house is smartly presented offering ample living and entertaining space, quality fixtures and private garden. EPC EER D.

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Holmewood Gardens, Brixton, SW2

£1,600 pcm

A truly magnificent two bedroom ground floor flat offering beautifully presented living and entertaining space, superb open-plan reception room/kitchen and stylish décor, complimented by gorgeous wood flooring throughout as well as a secluded private rear garden. EPC EER B

Auckland Road, Battersea, SW11

£1,993 pcm

Newly refurbished split level, top floor flat with approx 1000 sq ft of floor space with two good sized double bedrooms. Conveniently located close to Clapham Junction, Clapham Common and all local amenities of Battersea Rise and Northcote Road. EPC EER C

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Coombe Estate, KT2 POA Freehold

An exceptional detached family home built by Octagon, with an exquisitely designed interior and an indoor swimming pool set in an exclusive private estate in Coombe. The property provides a superb balance between entertaining and family accommodation Hamptons, Wimbledon 020 8454 7249; hamptons.co.uk

Crème de la Crème

Absolutely the most luxuriously appointed properties on the market in our manor

Barham Road, SW20 £1,850,000 Freehold

A spacious six bedroom detached house in a highly sought after location with wooden flooring throughout, an unusual wine cellar and off street parking for three cars. Jackson Stops & Staff, Wimbledon 020 8879 6699; jackson-stops.co.uk

Ramsden Road, SW12 £2,500,000 Freehold A truly stunning house that has been extended and refurbished to one of the highest standards seen this year. The property is a wonderful family home with plenty of well thought out space for the growing family, incorporating a cinema room, study, wine cellar and nanny flat with a separate entrance. Hamptons, Balham 020 8618 2013; hamptons.co.uk

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Holmbush Road, SW15 £2,500,000 Freehold A superbly presented double fronted detached Victorian family house in a popular residential area. The house has been extended and comprehensively modernised by the current owners. Warren 020 8780 1100; warrenputney.co.uk

Balham Park Road, SE12 £3250 per month Th is grand 4 bedroom family home offers over 1900 sq ft of living accommodation and fantastic features such as original fi replaces, sash windows, wooden floorboards and beautiful cornicing in the entrance hall. Truepenny’s 020 8675 1762; truepennys.com

Montholme Road, SW11 £1,425,000 Freehold Th is exceptional four/ five bedroom, three bathroom property has been meticulously renovated, extended and designed by the present owners to a fi rst-class standard and provides luxurious living in all areas. Highlights include three contemporary bath/shower rooms, a beautiful fullyintegrated kitchen family room and a lovely walled garden. John Thorogood 020 7228 7474; john-thorogood.co.uk

Nottingham Road, SW17 £1,195,000 Freehold Situated literally moments from Wandsworth Common and Bellevue Road, a superbly presented three storey, four bedroom house with south facing garden. Rymer Irens 020 8767 2222; rymer-irens.com 151

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Howard’s Lane £1,695,000 An exceptionally attractive and very well presented double fronted Victorian semidetached house with a superb 57’ x 32’ south facing garden in prime West Putney. The lateral footprint creates particularly ample reception space and the house flows beautifully towards the very private and lawned rear garden, which benefits from a wide separate side access that runs to Coalecroft Road. Over 3100 sq ft • Grade 2 listed facade • Six bedrooms • Potential to remodel • Kitchen/ dining/family room • 92’ garden • Off street

Double fronted freehold victorian house • semidetached • two generous reception rooms • modern parking for up to three cars • Eaves storage kitchen/dining • room • large study • 57’ x 32’ south Convenient central location • Downstairs w/cfacing • lawned garden • side access to Coalecroft Road • cellar • four double bedrooms • south facing balcony EPC = E overlooking garden • family bathroom with separate shower • en-suite shower • utlity cupboard • woodframed double glazed sash windows • loft storage

The Coach House £1,999,950

Coalecroft Road £999,950 An exceptionally attractive three bedroom early Victorian cottage on this highly desirable residential road in prime West Putney. The property is very well presented and enjoys a private west facing garden. There is a large side return which, if desired, affords the purchaser an opportunity to extend the kitchen breakfast room across the full width of the house (subject to the necessary consents).

Burstock Road £2,450,000

Entrance hallway • Large double reception room with access to garden • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom • Family bathroom • Shower room • Five further

Freehold victorian cottage • prime west Putney location • reception room with french doors to L-shaped garden • dining room • kitchen breakfast room (underfloor heating) • country style kitchen with butler sink • 21’ double bedrooms • Study roomwith • plumbing for west facing garden• •Utility utility cellar Cloakroomwasher/drier, • 75’ east facing garden • Off additional fridge/freezerstreet • scope for parking • Convenient central putney • consents) • further extension (subject to thelocation necessary Off street parking • EPC •=bathroom E three bedrooms (under floor heating) • loft storage • many original features • purpose built wine storage • built-in wadrobes and cuboards

Tel: 020 8780 1100 sales@warrenputney.co.uk

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH / 139 Lower Richmond Road SW15 1EZ

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Howard’s Lane £1,695,000 An exceptionally attractive and very well presented double fronted Victorian semidetached house with a superb 57’ x 32’ south facing garden in prime West Putney. The lateral footprint creates particularly ample reception space and the house flows beautifully towards the very private and lawned rear garden, which benefits from a wide separate side access that runs to Coalecroft Road.

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Freehold victorian cottage • prime west Putney location • reception room with french doors to L-shaped garden • dining room • kitchen breakfast room (underfloor heating) • country style kitchen with butler sink • 21’ west facing garden • utility cellar with plumbing for washer/drier, additional fridge/freezer • scope for 1564 SqFt • Reception room • Two double bedrooms • Bathroom further extension (subject to the necessary consents) • • Master bedroom • En-suite Kitchen breakfast • three• bedrooms • bathroomroom (under• Study floor heating) • loft storage • many original features • purpose built wine Storage • Private south west facing garden • Allocated off street storage • built-in wadrobes and cuboards parking • EPC = C

Upper Richmond Road

£715,000

Tel: 020 8780 1100 Tel: 020 8780 1100 / sales@warrenputney.co.uk / warrenputney.co.uk

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Crieff Road SW18 This home was sold by Jacksons’ Wandsworth Town office within one week from the date of instruction, for a price that went above the initial asking price, having received significant interest from a number of our awaiting clients. Visit our newly refurbished office at 507 Old York Road if you want advice on selling your home.

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Calico House, SW11 £799,950

Spread over the fourth and fifth floors this well presented and spacious duplex apartment has a unique layout which includes three balconies with partial views of the river and a large reception room with approximately 20 ft high ceilings. Featherstone Leigh, Battersea 020 7228 2278; featherstoneleigh.co.uk

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A fabulous semi-detached family house a short walk from Wandsworth Common. The house has a considerable amount of living space on the ground floor with a large double reception room, a cloakroom, kitchen breakfast room and additional family room leading to a very large lawn garden. Palace Gate Lettings, Battersea 020 7978 4404; PalaceGateLettings.com

Hazlewell Road, SW15 £415,000

The flat is on the second floor and is approached via a wide and light staircase with a stunning stain glass window. The delightful south facing balcony has far reaching views over the gardens of adjoining properties and is a real sun trap. Douglas & Gordon, West Putney 020 8785 6666; douglasandgordon.com

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WHERE GEORGIAN GRANDEUR MEETS MODERN SPLENDOUR Our sumptuous collection of 4 lavish, yet traditionally built five bedroom homes offer the highest of specifications and craftsmanship. Set within an exclusive gated community, just a short walk from Wimbledon Village's boutique shops. T H E G ROS V E N O R S H OW H O M E N OW O P E N P R I C E S STA RT I N G F RO M £ 2 . 95 M Marketing Suite and Show Home open Thursday to Monday, 10am – 5.30pm Marketing Suite: Edge Hill, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 4RB Details and prices are correct at time of going to press. Computer generated image is indicative only.

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| £1,895,000 Freehold Herondale SW18 Burlington Avenue, Road, SW17 | £530,000

Burlington Road, SW17 | £530,000

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Hall | Large open-plan reception | Kitchen | Three bedroom | Two bathrooms | Off-street parking | 1,440sq ft Call Bellevue Road on 020 8767 2222

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Burlington Road, SW17 Nottingham Road, SW17| |£530,000 £1,195,000 Freehold

Burlington Road, SW17 | £530,000

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Hall | Large open-plan reception | Kitchen | Three bedroom | Two bathrooms | Off-street parking | 1,440sq ft Call Bellevue Road on 020 8767 2222

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FOR SALE

BENNERLEY ROAD Between The Commons SW11 £1,450,000 | Freehold This four double bedroom Victorian terraced house (c.2000 sq ft) is beautifully refurbished contemporary home with jaw-dropping looks. It has a first-class layout including an exceptional loft-style floor master suite and a superb glazed ground floor extension with new Poggenpohl kitchen The house is situated directly off Northcote Road’s fashionable of shops, bars and restaurants, close to highly regarded state schools (Honeywell, Belleville and Bolingbroke Academy) and less than half a mile from Clapham Junction mainline station. • Entrance Hall • 27’ Double Reception Room • ‘Wraparound’ Extended Kitchen/ Family Room • New Poggenpohl Kitchen • New Windows Throughout • Landscaped Garden • Ground Floor WC • Cellar

• Top Floor Master Bedroom • Three Further Double Bedrooms • Master Bath/Shower room • Family Bathroom/WC • London Borough of Wandsworth • Resident’s Parking • 2005 SQ.FT / 186.2 SQ.M

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GRANDISON ROAD Between The Commons SW11 £1,650,000 | Freehold This exceptionally wide and unusual double-fronted Victorian house (c.2500 SQ.FT) has the elegant proportions many house-hunters long for, a 60’ garden (which narrows to the rear) and potential for expansion at the rear or into the basement. Positioned just yards from Clapham Common West Side, close to fashionable Northcote Road and less than half a mile from Clapham Junction. It is close to numerous excellent schools including the highly sought-after Belleville School, Ecole de Wix, and the newly-opened secondary school, Bolingbroke Academy. • Front Garden with Side Access • Entrance Hall • Front Reception Room • Drawing Room • Kitchen / Dining Room • Cloakroom/WC • Large West-facing Garden • Master Bedroom • En Suite Dressing Room • En Suite Shower Room • 5 Further Bedrooms

• Study • Bathroom/WC • Shower Room/WC • Laundry / WC • Utility Room • Store Room • Workshop • Wine Cellar • Large Loft Storage • Summer House • 3815 SQ.FT / 354.4 SQ.M + LOFT

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£660,000 | Share of Freehold

Specialists in the sale and letting of prime property Between the Commons and the surrounding areas

The square footage in this stylish and thoughtfully designed garden flat has been boosted by the addition of the rear first floor of this attractive terraced Victorian house. The flat is beautifully fitted, finished and decorated throughout benefitting from original period features as well as modern, practical functionality.

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• Entrance Hall • South Facing Reception Room • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • 2 Double Bedrooms • En Suite Bath/Shower Room • Bath/ Shower Room / WC

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• Cellar • Paved Garden • London Borough of Wandsworth • Residents’ Parking • 875 SQ.FT / 81.3 SQ.M

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£1,250,000||Share Freehold £660,000 of Freehold This square four-bedroom familyand house has greatdesigned living space andflat a rare The footageVictorian in this stylish thoughtfully garden has and been beautifully 55’ garden which the rear, terraced giving wonderful boosted byopen the addition of the rear fiwidens rst floortoof23’ thisatattractive Victorianspace for kids The to play, or even fitake the cricket bat! The property is opposite the from house. flat ishide beautifully tted,out finished and decorated throughout benefitting highly sought Belleville School makingpractical talk of catchment areas a nonsense. It original periodafter features as well as modern, functionality. is also convenient for Honeywell Junior and the newly-opened Bolingbroke Academy whilst Northcote Road and good tube/train connections are close by.

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DENTS ROAD Wandsworth Common SW11 £2,000,000 | Freehold This imposing semi-detached Victorian family house has been the subject of an outstanding programme of renovation by the current owners, the end result being an exceptionally stylish contemporary family home in an exclusive and peaceful location directly off Wandsworth Common close to transport, first-class schools and fashionable Northcote and Bellevue Roads. • Entrance Hall • 28’ Double Reception Room • Kitchen/Family Room • Utility Room • Cloakroom/WC • Thermostatic Wine Cellar • Covered Store • Master Bedroom • En-Suite Dressing Area

• Large En-Suite Master Bath Shower Room • Guest Bedroom • En-Suite Guest Shower Room • 5 Bedrooms (Total) • Family Bathroom/WC • Large Loft Storage • 26’ X 22’ Garden • 2405 SQ.FT / 223.4 SQ.M

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£2,250,000 Freehold Kersley Street SW11 Enjoying an enviable end of terrace position, we are delighted to offer this beautifully refurbished family house, located on one of North Battersea’s most popular roads.

6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen, Dining room, Family room, Utility room, Garden, Roof terrace, EPC=E.

Battersea Park Sales 020 7720 8077 battpksales@dng.co.uk

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£2,250,000 Freehold Beechmore Road SW11

£1,500,000 Freehold Cromford Road SW18

A substantial, immaculately presented family house on one of North Battersea’s most popular roads, just off Prince of Wales Drive.

This superb five bedroom terraced Victorian house is stylishly presented throughout and offers exceptional living accommodation and entertaining space.

5 bedrooms, En-suite bathroom, Family bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Study, Cellar, Garden, EPC=D.

5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, Kitchen/dining room, Cellar, West-facing garden, EPC=D.

Battersea Park Sales 020 7720 8077 battpksales@dng.co.uk

East Putney Sales 020 8788 3000 putneysales@dng.co.uk

£1,350,000 Freehold Cautley Avenue SW4

£835,000 Freehold Blandfield Road, SW12

An impressive family house stretching close to 2500 sq.ft. and located moments from the common.

This family house is in immaculate condition and offers a fantastic mix of living and entertaining space.

4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Cloakroom, Double reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Garden, Cellar, EPC=C.

Master bedroom, 3 further bedrooms, Family bathroom, En-suite shower room, Double reception room, Kitchen, West-facing garden, Close to local amenities, EPC=D. Balham Sales 020 8673 0191 balhamsales@dng.co.uk

Clapham South Sales 020 8675 4400 clapsthsales@dng.co.uk

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71% WOULD PAY MORE

Beauty is in the eye of the Freeholder 71% of 300 people surveyed would pay extra for a flat with a share of freehold as opposed to a long lease. Call our expert team on 020 7591 8746 to discuss the best options available to you.

£535,000 Share of Freehold Bonneville Gardens SW4

£459,950 Leasehold Replingham Road SW18

A spacious, two double bedroom garden flat boasting an abundance of dining and entertaining space.

A beautifully refurbished ground floor maisonette in this popular Southfields location.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Communal garden, EPC=D.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Eat-in kitchen, Private rear garden, EPC=C.

Clapham South Sales 020 8675 4400 clapsthsales@dng.co.uk

Southfields Sales 020 88734 8822 sthfldssales@dng.co.uk

£415,000 Leasehold Hazlewell Road SW15

£375,000 Leasehold Aspley Road SW18

A top floor two bedroom conversion flat found within this period house close to Putney High Street.

This charming flat has wonderful entertaining space and has the advantage of a west-facing patio garden.

2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Open-plan kitchen, Storage room, Eaves storage, South-facing balcony, Premier West Putney location, EPC=C.

Double bedroom, Bathroom, Open-plan kitchen/reception room, Cellar, West-facing garden, EPC=D.

West Putney Sales 020 8785 6666 westputneysales@dng.co.uk

Battersea Sales 020 7924 2000 battsales@dng.co.uk

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We would like to extend our warmest thanks to everyone who donated so generously once again to the D&G / Kids Company Charity Day. On 6th December we once again closed all our offices and D&G’s 200 employees donned their Kids Co hooded tops to take to the streets from dawn til dusk collecting as many items as possible. At the end of a rewarding, if exhausting, day we collected more than:

– 6.5 tonnes in contributions – 350 full removal boxes

“We are thrilled that this year the Douglas & Gordon staff have collected even more amounts of food, toys and donations. All of these donations will help create even more Christmas hampers for London’s vulnerable children.” Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company www.kidsco.org.uk www.douglasandgordon.com

very kindly donated by Anthony Ward Thomas Removals

– 750 toys – £10,000 in donations

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£1,950 per week Unfurnished Bolingbrooke Grove SW11

£980 per week Unfurnished Overstrand Mansions SW11

A beautiful family home in this sought-after location between the commons.

A stunningly presented three bedroom mansion flat with views directly over the beautiful Battersea Park.

6 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Kitchen/family room, Drawing room, Playroom, Utility room, Large garden, Off-street parking EPC=F.

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Eat-in kitchen, EPC=D.

Battersea Lettings 020 7924 2002 battlets@dng.co.uk

Battersea Lettings Park Lettings 020 2002 7498 5243 Battersea 020 7924 battpklets@dng.co.uk battlets@dng.co.uk

£910 per week Unfurnished Franconia Road SW4

£795 per week Un/Part/Furnished Edna Street SW11

A spacious Victorian house situated in this ideal location just off Abbeville Road.

A large four bedroom, three bathroom family house with a double reception room which offers excellent entertaining space.

4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Study, Cellar, Garden, EPC=D.

4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Double reception room, Eat-in kitchen, Garden, EPC=D.

Clapham South Lettings 020 8675 0888 clapsthlets@dng.co.uk

Battersea Park Lettings 020 7498 5243 battpklets@dng.co.uk

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£545 per week Furnished Shandon Road SW4

£438 per week Furnished/Unfurnished Weiss Road SW15

A stunning top floor flat that is well proportioned and arranged over two levels.

This charming and well located two bedroom flat is ideally placed for the facilities of Putney High Street and the Lower Richmond Road.

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Reception room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, EPC=D.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), Reception room, Kitchen/ breakfast room, Split-level, Available in February, EPC=D.

Clapham South Lettings 020 8675 0888 clapsthlets@dng.co.uk

Putney Lettings 020 8788 3333 putneylets@dng.co.uk

£380 per week Part-furnished Dalebury Road SW17

£346 per week Part-furnished Standen Road SW18

A stunning newly refurbished two bedroom conversion flat perfect for a couple or for two professional sharers.

An extremely stylish two bedroom split level flat in this popular street a few minutes’ walk from Southfields Underground station.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom with shower over the bath, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, EPC=C.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen/breakfast room, EPC=D.

Battersea Lettings 020 7924 2002 battlets@dng.co.uk

Southfields Lettings 020 8874 8844 sthfldslets@dng.co.uk

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"I would like to take this opportunity to commend Jacksons Wimbledon. I will definitely be using Jacksons again and recommend them to all. " Julia Castelli, Clifton Road, Wimbledon SW19

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