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CULTURE
8 DIARY
Chris Baldacci rounds up this
months highlights
10 MR WRITER
Bryan Appleyard on the literary
inspiration behind Bedford Park
13 CULTURE CLASH
Boris Johnson lets his imagination run
riot at Ealing Studios
16 SPACE MAN
Benedict Cumberbatch on conquering
Hollywood
STYLE
27 BLACK & WHITE
Fashion goes mad for monochrome
29 STYLE NOTES
Dote branches out and an Indian
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
41 BEAUTY NOTES
Pastel shades and Leona Lewis
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43 THE RELUCTANT YOGI
A witty insight into the world of yoga
INTERIORS
47 INTERIOR INSPIRATIONS
Designer picks of the month
48 HOUSE PROUD
Jamie Teakston: Chiswicks surprise
property guru
55 SHIP SHAPE
Nautical looks for the home
57 SPRING CLEAN
New interior ideas from Oscar & Eve
FOOD & TRAVEL
62 THE OAK W12
Jasper Gorsts latest culinary venture
65 FOOD REVIEW
Veggie delights at Te Bingham
77 TABLE TALK
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Editors
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have a circle of friends who are very much devoted
to their vinyl collection and record players. Despite
my pleas to stick on Spotify after their battered
copy of Te Smiths skips for the hundredth time,
I understand the inherent pleasure in nostalgic
collectables (though I sometimes sco at the cost of
indulging them). But its books that are my passion
tting for my job in print media as the Internet
constantly changes the industry. For this, admittedly
rather selsh reason, I had wanted to do a piece
on Fosters Bookshop for some time. Its petite and
charming and just begs for a curious mind to have a
root, but is far from being a ailing little business despite
being one of only a handful left in the capital. Turn to
page 14 for the gregarious Stephen Fosters views on
independents and battling the Kindle...
Teres a plethora of interviews to keep you entertained
this month, including author Bryan Appleyard, whos
written an homage to Bedford Park, and Chiswick-based
writer Carla McKay, who gives us an entertaining and
witty insight into her experience of yoga devoid of any
spiritual mumbo jumbo. Hollywood hotshot Benedict
Cumberbatch talks to Tony Ferenz about his much-
anticipated turn as a good old fashioned British baddie in
Star Trek: Into Darkness. Meanwhile, TV favourite Jamie
Teakston opens the door of his stunning Chiswick
house currently on the market for a cool 6.5 million.
Time for a career change, perhaps...
Until next month.
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INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND
ANTIQUES FAIR
6-16 JUNE
LONDON OLYMPIA
Taking place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, this is one of
Europes most prestigious arts and antique fairs. With a range of
vendors from home and abroad, you are more than likely to nd that
antique bookcase that really sets o the new rug. From Old Masters
to scientic instruments, theres a plethora of interesting items
available for any budget.
olympia.co.uk
FESTIVAL OF
FLOWERS
6-8 JUNE
GUILDFORD
CATHEDRAL
GALA
Looking to escape
the city this month?
Why not take
a trip to nearby
Guildford for the
iconic cathedrals
annual Festival of
Flowers, featuring
oral arrangements
designed by Paula
Pryke, one of the
most renowned
orists in the world.
Te delightful
gardens of Guildford
Cathedral will be
transformed into a
riot of colour.
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Chris Baldacci
picks the hottest
tickets in town
HUGH LAURIE
14 JUNE
HAMMERSMITH APOLLO
After the success of his rst album, Let Tem Talk, surprise
bluesman Hugh Laurie and his Copper Bottom Band have
returned with a second entitled Didnt It Rain, which sets
out to capture the sound of the American heartland. I have
resolved to forge on, deeper into the forest of American
music... and the further I go, the more bewitched I become
the actor-turned-musician commented. Catch part of his
new tour at the Hammersmith Apollo this month.
hammersmithapollo.com
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JOE SATRIANI
17 JUNE
O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
With a career spanning decades, 10 million records sold and 14 Grammy
nominations, eminent guitar master Joe Satriani is set to rock the roof
o the Shepherds Bush Empire this month on his latest world tour to
promote A Door Into Summer, the lead single from new album Unstoppable
Momentum.
Tickets 45; o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk
BEDFORD PARK FESTIVAL
8 - 23 JUNE
BEDFORD PARK
A park is usually the geographical centre of a community and, once a
year, Bedford Park turns into the heart at the centre of the Chiswick
community. Kicking o with the two day Green Days fte, the Bedford
Park Festival takes place over two weeks and will involve arts and crafts,
lm, food and fun. smaaa.org.uk
THEATRE IN
THE SQUARE
28 MAY - 19 JUNE
LYRIC HAMMERSMITH
Te ancient Greeks and Romans knew the best way to enjoy theatre
was in the open air (might have something to do with the nicer
weather), so Lyric Hammersmith are staging a series of innovative
and entertaining shows in the delightful Lyric Square. A highlight
of this event described as a euphoric blend of music and movement
and based on Euripides Te Bacchae shall be performed by
acclaimed double rst Fringe Festival winners RashDash, plus three
other productions taking place over the month.
lyric.co.uk
THE GREAT
GATSBY
21 MAY - 8 JUNE
RIVERSIDE STUDIOS
Based on the classic American
novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and
currently enjoying a renaissance
in Baz Luhrmanns cinematic
reinterpretation, Te Great Gatsby
musical returns for its second
season at Riverside Studios after
a critically acclaimed rst run.
Set in the Roaring Twenties,
Te Great Gatsby follows the
adventures of Jay Gatsby, a rich,
pleasure seeking socialite and
his relationship with the woman
of his dreams, Daisy Buchanan,
played by Matilda Sturridge.
riversidestudios.co.uk
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Teres a note at the end of the
book saying what is true. Plainly
a lot of the characters are real,
though I take many liberties with
them. I did a lot of research when
I rst started the book and then I
set it all aside. I wanted to absorb
it but forget it at the same time.
Te book is about poetry, among
other things, and there are lots
of anachronistic almost quotes
in there Bob Dylan included!
and I think of it as a poetic
evocation of the period rather
than an accurate account.
WHAT DO YOU FEEL
IS LACKING FROM
MODERN SOCIETY
THAT WAS PRESENT
BACK THEN?
Genius. Tese islands were full
YOU SEEM TO HAVE
A GREAT LOVE OF
BEDFORD PARK, WHAT
IS IT ABOUT THE AREA
THAT APPEALS TO YOU?
Bedford Park is one of the most
extraordinary places in London.
It was the rst development
of its kind in the world and it
symbolises, for me, a period I
love basically the late Victorian
and Edwardian period. Bedford
Park expressed a determination
to provide a very English,
rather nostalgic but, at the same
time, bright, fresh and modern
environment for the middle
classes. Ive been going there for
more than a decade just for the
pleasure of looking at what to me
is an enchanted, timeless place.
IS THERE A LITTLE
KNOWN FACT ABOUT
BEDFORD PARK THAT
YOU CAN TELL US?
Tricky that. Over the years
there have been many things
which I may have forgotten. I
dont know how well known
it is but Stepniak, the Russian
revolutionary who killed the
Chief of Police in St
Petersburg, lived there
and was apparently
welcomed. It was an
early example of what
Tom Wolfe was later
to call radical chic. I
also like the fact that
he was killed by a train
on the level crossing
of the stu. Also seriousness
this includes the great comedies
of the time we nd it hard to
be serious now as religion has
sunk so low in our concerns,
politics had become a game
and we think, wrongly, that
all the big questions have been
answered or are ignored. Tis is
just a phase but its a boring one
and escaping to the intellectual
and artistic fervour of the period
was a delight for me and I hope
will be for readers.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
THE RELATIONSHIPS
BETWEEN W.B. YEATS
AND MAUD GONNE
THAT SPARKED THE
INSPIRATION FOR THIS
NOVEL?
It was the romance of that
meeting, the love at rst sight
aspect of it. Ive never been quite
convinced Yeats did love her,
he just needed to be in love and
to suer for it. I dont nd her
an attractive character but she
was fascinating, absurd in many
ways. I imagine her as a gusher
and I loathe gushers. I contrast
her strongly with the other love
interests in the book, Dora
Parsons, whom I adore.
IS THERE A PART
OF YOURSELF IN
THE PROTAGONIST,
CALHOUN KIDD?
Sadly yes. It was unintentional
but I couldnt help using him
to exaggerate my worst failings
procrastination, a certain
passivity, lack of condence and
a failure to assert my own best
interests. Te most important
thing about him is his weak
conviction that there is a secret
to the world that he has never
been told and which he keeps
trying to discover. Tats me all
over

Bedford Park by Bryan Appleyard,
3.99 published by Orion Books is
out now
modernity taking its
revenge.
HOW
HOSTORICALLY
ACCURATE IS
THE NOVEL?
Bryan Appleyard,
Author of Bedford Park
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson recently
paid a visit to Ealing Studios and Te
Imaginarium, a special performance
technology studio founded by Jonathan
Cavendish and Lord of the Rings actor
Andy Serkis. Te oppy haired Mayors
visit wasnt just an excuse to play with
the technology, but to announce his
investment plans in the capitals lm,
television and animation industries and
to create more jobs.
ealingstudios.co.uk
CHISWICK PRESS
Charles Whittingham is one of those unsung literary heroes. He did not write great novels,
or ne poetry; he was a printer. When Victorian Britain was crying out for books in the
middle of the 19th century, a wave of rich eccentrics, like Mr Whittingham, were opening
private printing presses across the country to feed the Empires appetite for the written word.
The Chiswick Press specialised in making cheap and slim volumes, bucking the trend of other
printers that produced large books at high prices, allowing the masses to buy more literature. The most
famous work printed at the Chiswick Press was The Elements of Euclid, a scientic tome on the subject of
geometry. This book would later sell at auction for 2,146 in 1996.
GRAND DESIGNS
Tough it hasnt graced our skies since its retirement
in 2003, Concorde remains a symbol of great British
engineering and innovation. It is rather apt, then, that
Hammersmith-based designer Sebastian Conran has
named his new stainless steel sculpture ICON, as it
utilises Concordes distinguishable nose. Te unique
artwork will be unveiled and on display at this years
Royal Ascot.
18 - 22 June; ascot.co.uk/go/royalascot
COOL BRITANNIA
Local artist Carrie Reichardt, who works closely
with the West London Art Factory, has won
funding from the Winston Churchill Travelling
Fellowship for her latest project. Best known for
her anarchic ceramic art and Mad in England
series (pictured), Carrie will head to Santiago to
work on the worlds largest mosaic installation with
a team of 60 artists. carriereichardt.com
LOVE BITES
New to cinemas, Byzantium tells the story
of vampires Clara and Eleanor, a mother
and daughter (in the less than conventional
sense) and their struggle to balance living a
relatively normal life and keeping their secret.
Tis, however, proves di cult when eternal
schoolgirl Eleanor falls for a local boy and
decides to trust him with their true identities.
Directed by Neil Jordan and starring Gemma
Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, Byzantium has
managed to nd a new angle on the slightly
overdone vampire mythology.
Vue Cinema Shepherds Bush, W12; myvue.com
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Has the Kindle
diminished our love
of the hardback?
Gemma Billington asks
the man in the know,
Stephen Foster, owner
of Chiswick High Roads
oldest store, Fosters
Bookshop
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alking along
Chiswick High Road,
I often cant resist
the lure of Fosters
Bookshop. Volumes
of all shapes, sizes
and subjects are stacked precariously on
top of one another and beg for a delicate
hand to thumb through their pages. The
shop is petite and unimposing, and it just
so happens to be the oldest on the High
Road, dating back to the 18th century.
Paperback
Writer
The family-run business has been trading
for over 40 years and second-generation
owner Stephen Foster is the archetypal
independent bookshop proprietor: bearded,
tweed clad and charmingly enthusiastic.
Once inside, theres not much of a tour to
undergo, but the sheer amount of stuff (for
want of a better word) means that the eye
doesnt quite know where to settle. When I
enquire as to the general order of the stock
Im met with a booming laugh, order?!
Dont be ridiculous. In truth, the books
are grouped into their relevant subjects, but
left characteristically unregimented. We
want to encourage people to browse, Foster
admits, many times people come in asking
for a specific book and they end up buying
something completely different.
Whilst his business remains a popular
and thriving one, like many independents,
Stephen has seen his industry change
irrevocably over the past few years because
of advances in technology. Far from being
stuck in the past, however, Fosters have
been utilising the internet for some time and
make a lot of their trade online. But surely
the biggest change the bookshop seller has
faced in recent years has been the electronic
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You can have books that are
scarce, but if theyre not desirable
too then its sort of irrelevant
includes a spattering of greetings cards,
maps, illustrations and local memorabilia. It
is somewhat surprising to learn that another
string to the Fosters Bookshops bow is
their involvement in the film industry as
prop providers. Weve worked on Sherlock
Holmes, Great Expectations, James Bond,
Prometheus... At this point I beg him to go
back a step: Yes Prometheus was an odd
one, Stephen laughs, they hired books with
gilded edges from us for a lighting effect.
Browsing through the shop I take heed
of the polite notice to remove all backpacks
(its next to the mind your ed sign) but one
of the pleasant surprises about Fosters is
the affordability a lot of their wares start
from around the 20 mark. One of the
great misconceptions is that all old books
are worth money Stephen says, what makes
reader which has, in a relatively short
period of time, completely revolutionised
the publics attitude to reading. The subject
of new technology is never far from our
conversation, but Stephen is unfazed;
because we dont sell that many paperbacks,
were not as affected by it (the Kindle) he
admits, its affected the new book market
so much more than us people arent going
to be taking leather bound first editions on
holiday with them. With niche
businesses, there is always an
air that they are one of a dying
breed and we discuss the demise
of such companies the shock
liquidation of HMV and
the ensuing wave of shock and
nostalgia. People take a certain
comfort that shops like mine
exist, but the reality is that if they dont
come and buy books from me, were not
going to be here. He says matter of factly.
Fosters have history and popularity
both locally and on an international level
on their side and Stephen is continuously
on the hunt for literary gems, but admits
that a lot of stuff gravitates towards them
as theyre so renowned. This stuff also
a book valuable is a combination of things.
You can have books that are scarce as in
there are few copies of them around but
if its not desirable as well then its sort of
irrelevant. You wouldnt say that James
Bond first editions were printed in small
numbers, but theyre incredibly sought
after. Within that, the books condition
becomes a factor. Some people say Ive got
a Beatrix Potter first edition only for it to
turn out that several generations
of children have crayoned all
over it!
As someone who works in
publishing, Im regularly faced
with the question of whether Im
part of a dying industry. Much
like the avid vinyl collector who
still adores the crackling sound
of the needle, books will always tap into
a certain nostalgia and retain an inherent
pleasure that cannot be emulated through
a touch screen. The death of print is an
exaggeration, and Fosters will no doubt
remain stalwarts in the industry for many
more generations to come.
fostersbookshop.co.uk; leannedixon.com
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Benedict Cumberbatch is upgrading. For starters,


hes swapped 221B Baker Street for the Starship
Enterprise. But it doesnt end there for the west
London actor, as Tony Ferenz nds out
B
enedict Cumberbatch is
aware of his strengths and it
appears Hollywood has quickly
cottoned on to his strongest
suit. I have the long face,
the gentrified tones Im a
blueprint for the quintessential British bad
guy, he quietly laughs, expressing a little
sardonic humour.
Swiftly becoming one of LAs hottest
names, Cumberbatch is indeed crafting a
fine niche as the dastardly villain.
Now while previous projects had
showcased his natural and powerful
versatility as an actor namely his work
in War Horse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a
mesmerising performance as renowned
physicist Stephen Hawking in a sweeping
BBC biopic, and, of course, a star-making
turn as Sherlock, its his forthcoming work
thats attracting the bad guy label.
Soon to appear as the main antagonist
in JJ Abrams Star Trek: Into Darkness, and
set to play Julian Assange, the founder of
WikiLeaks, in the highly controversial The
Fifth Estate, does he find himself attracted to
bad guy roles?
Yes and no, he says. I am very aware of
cookie cutter, two-dimensional villains and
the English transition of an actor being from
a different culture coming over, and they
are being like, God, this guy does theatre
and stuff. Wed better give him the bad guy
role and a cape and just make him really
horrible.
With Star Trek, it was really the script;
it was the pitch that JJ gave me a couple of
scenes to audition with, and he fleshed out
the whole world of the rest of the script.
Theres a purpose and intention to his
otherwise violent and pretty distressing
actions that made it really intriguing. And I
thought, Well okay, theres a purpose to this
man; hes not just the antagonist.
Born in Shepherds Bush, Benedict grew up
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in a performers household as the
son of actors Timothy Carlton and
Wanda Ventham. Understandably,
both were concerned when their
only child decided to follow in their
footsteps. They just saw the pitfalls
of it every day, and you dont know
where your next job is coming from
and its unstable, into which they
were having a child, me. You dont
want that; you want stability for
your children. You want something
better and everything that was bad
about it for them, they wanted me
to be free of for me, but I just kept
on doing it, kept on doing it, at
school and University.
And eventually my dad said, you are better
than I was or ever will be; you will have a
really good time doing this for a living. And I
cried at that moment. I thought, Okay, if Ive
got his blessing, then Im going to do it.
Single following a 12-year relationship
with actress Olivia Poulet, Cumberbatch,
who has already experienced a certain level
of fandemonium off the back of Sherlock,
is surely poised for the stratosphere after
the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness. Is he
prepared? Prepared for what really? He asks
nonchalantly. I mean, look, yes Star Trek is
a huge deal and if people want to come up to
me, so be it. But Im not expecting Beatledom,
so theres no point anticipating it, as it were.
Was a young Benedict even a fan of the old
Star Trek series? Not a huge deal, he admits,
candidly. I watched it and I knew of it, and
Ive seen pretty much every generation of it,
but I have never been an obsessed fan; Ive
never had that longing to be in the club... any
sort of club not even a football club. But I
guess its something to do with being an only
child. I was very gregarious, but I dont think
I ever obsessed with anything, I
just sort of bought the t-shirt.
The inevitable quandary over
a move to Los Angeles is surely
something that is on the mind
for the charismatic actor. Shall
London be losing one of its
brightest luminaries?
Absolutely not, he states.
People have floated this idea
of moving but I have no desire
to do anything of the sort. To
be honest, that whole notion of
moving Stateside when you make
it is dead and buried. Its 2013,
we have sophisticated methods of
travel nowadays.
That will undoubtedly come as a relief
to fans of Sherlock, who witnessed the great
detective die in the final season, only to be
resurrected for the forthcoming series. How
long more will Benedict remain with the BBC
smash hit, does he think? For as long as it
makes sense, I guess. But without wishing
to sound brazen, I think it will die with me,
to be honest you couldnt have someone
else taking over. Its not like Doctor Who;
Sherlock doesnt regenerate. Thankfully,
Benedict Cumberbatch does.
Eventually my dad said,
You are better than I was
or ever will be; you will
have a really good time
doing this for a living. And
I cried at that moment.
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dont we? Those
children for whom
the odd ballet, piano
or swimming lesson
isnt quite enough. No,
little Atticus has a maths and English tutor,
plus Kumon, Mandarin and extra French
lessons after school; and thats before drama,
violin and flute lessons on a Saturday
morning. His parents, pushy, anxious and
ever-present, schedule his every waking
moment in the pursuit of excellence; they
started plotting how to get
poor Atticus into St Pauls
the moment the umbilical
cord was cut.
Now Richard Harman,
headmaster of the prestigious
Uppingham School, in
Rutland, has said enough is
enough. A few weeks ago,
he condemned such pushy
parenting saying the current
approach may get short-term results but
risks long-term damage.
Harman, who is taking over as leader
of the Headmasters and Headmistresses
Conference next year, condemned teachers
and parents who create a hothouse
atmosphere, adding that, the entire social
life of some London parents is consumed
by whether or not their children are going
to get into the school of their choice. They
put their children through seven, eight or
nine entrance tests. There is paranoia and a
pressure that is just unhealthy for parents, as
well as their children.
And the evidence seems to suggest this
hothousing is starting at an increasingly
younger age. The latest edition of the Good
Schools Guide made headlines this year when
it revealed that some turbo-charged London
parents have been hoping to get their little
darlings a head start by paying for professional
interview coaching for their three-year-olds.
Such startling news raises the question: why do
parents feel the need to do it and why on earth
are pre-preps interviewing prospective pupils?
The answer is simple: the best schools in the
capital are massively oversubscribed from pre-
prep upwards, so parents are doing everything
they can to squeeze that little bit ahead in
the race. Yet, ironically, as any sane parent or
teacher already knows; you cant coach a three
year-old for an interview.
Jo Newman, head of North London
Collegiate Junior School all girls, reception
to year 6, and which selects 40 four-year-olds
from around 200 applicants told the Good
Schools Guide: I always tell parents that if
theyre paying to coach three-year-olds, they
might as well burn 20 notes. The only useful
preparation is to talk to them, play with them
and read them stories.
Of course, it isnt wrong to be
academically ambitious for your child. But
Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington
College, says all too often well-meaning
parents are convinced that their offspring are
brighter than they really are. This may be
because of their own academic ambitions or
due to a distorted vision of what their child
should achieve, both of which only increase
the stress for the child. Seldons advice is to
listen to the teachers and remember to love
our children wisely.
You only need to go online to see that it is
anxiety as much as ambition
that is causing us to hothouse
our youngsters. The parental
blogosphere is full of worries
about competition; from a
shrinking job market to an
ever more crowded world
to academically brilliant
Chinese children. Harman
agrees that difficult
economic times have fuelled
the panic but his answer is that, instead
of focusing on results, schools and parents
must help children handle failure, develop
different strengths and become resilient
people who can make relationships with
others, because that is what brings proper
happiness in life-long terms.
Charles Milne, Etons tutor for
admissions, concurs. He says that when
looking for its brightest boys the so-called
Kings Scholars Eton looks for boys with
an original and enquiring mind, with the
ability to go beyond the mere regurgitation of
knowledge.
You only need to go online to
see that it is anxiety as much as
ambition that is causing us to
hothouse our youngsters
A leading head teacher has
condemned hothousing
children. Are we asking too
much of our children too soon?
By Amanda Constance
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The Smiling World Foundation are on a
health mission in Sierra Leone. Raffaella
Gabassi tells Absolutely how a simple
act of kindness can change lives
Something to
smile about
children in destitute situations.
We are a child-centered organisation,
however, we believe that involving adults is
an essential part of the eradication of oral
disease, as they will implement the values of
oral hygiene long after our visit. Prevention is
better than cure, and education is the key to it.
S
ierra Leone remains one
of the poorest countries
in the world. Tere is
only one dentist per 1.1
million people and, of
these, only one works
in the public sector, despite the fact
that most Sierra Leoneans cannot
aord private healthcare.
Te lack of services available and
a general lack of knowledge of oral
health means that people suer
from dental-related issues for long
periods of time. A simple toothache
leaves children in agony and unable
to eat, leading to malnutrition
and a weakened immune system.
Tey are also unable to sleep or
go to school. Unfortunately, the
infection often spreads and leads to
life-threatening conditions such as
osteomyelitis and septicaemia.
In desperation, many Sierra
Leoneans instead turn to
traditional medicine, which leads
to permanent disgurements and
can even prove fatal.
Te Smiling World Foundation
was founded by Raaella Gabassi
in association with White Dental
and Cosmetic Rooms in Chiswick,
as one of the very few charitable organisations
established to promote oral health through
education. Our mission is to stop this
unnecessary suering. Our team of volunteer
dentists and dental professionals work across
the country of Sierra Leone, reaching remote
villages, treating oral disease and educating
Tere is still much we can do
for Sierra Leone, which is why our
ultimate goal is to build a Dental
Terapist school in Freetown. Such
an establishment means that not
only is a bright and eager young
mind provided a life skill and
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be more dental professionals to
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Be a part of this exciting time
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by supporting our mission in Sierra
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50 a year can buy 200
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100 a year can provide one year
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200 a year can pay for 3 life
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Te children of Sierra Leone deserve every
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For more information on how you can help,
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A simple toothache leaves
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Age concern
Sarah Brown, Chiswick resident and founder
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The secret to great skin doesnt lie in quick xes or miracle
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A balanced approach
Maintaining skin balance is key to guaranteeing a healthy
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Leona Lewis has come on board as
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to the Westeld branch of the ethical
retailer, where she unveiled her cruelty-
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Ill Never Buy Shoes
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T
his ft and active 40-year-old
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Ten Andrea saw an advert for Foot
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When I turned 50, like everybody else, I had a bit of
a mid-life crisis, Id separated from my husband, had
bolshy teenage children and I was pretty unt. I knew
I had to do something to get back into shape and to
raise my self esteem. I was always very sceptical about
yoga, I didnt want to go on some kind of spiritual
journey which is what yoga seemed to be all about.
For me, anything that doesnt show up in an autopsy
doesnt exist!
Id previously tried a couple of yoga classes in
village halls but wasnt too impressed. Ten I was
persuaded by a cousin of mine to go on a yoga retreat
in India and I began to see the point in it and I really
got into it. I got good at it too. I still wasnt interested
in all the spiritual aspects of it but I was really
interested in how my body felt.
When you get the older, the prospect of losing
your mobility and being bent over with a stick is
terrifying. But I quickly saw what the health
benets of yoga were. My muscles started
remembering all the things I used to be able
to do and should have still been doing but
werent. Tings like doing headstands
came back to me!
Te thing that surprised me most about yoga is how quickly
it works for aches and pains. My backache instantly got better.
Also the emotional high you get from it. Yoga slows you down
with the breathing and its incredibly relaxing. I even started to
sleep better.
When I started researching for the book I realised that yoga
has astonishing health benets, but Te Reluctant Yogi isnt
just a love aair with yoga. Its recognising the benets, yes,
but its also about things like how completely unregulated the
yoga industry is in this country. Ive also gone into the blatant
commercialisation of it its a multi-billion dollar industry.
All these yoga gurus, turning themselves into brands surely
thats contrary to the whole yoga ethos.
I recommend yoga to everyone; Im a yoga bore. Dont
be put o by your age, your size, your weight... its for
absolutely everybody. Ive truly seen miracles in my class.
A very overweight, depressed man whose wife had died
unexpectedly was encouraged by his son to take up yoga
and his life was just transformed. Teres a growing number
of physicians who study yoga after medical school.
What Ive tried to say in the book is that people like me
who are a bit overweight, who do have the occasional fag
and drink too much wine can still
do it. You dont have to become like
Gwyneth Paltrow spouting sanscrit
and being holier than thou!
Photos Willow and Pea
Te Reluctant Yogi: A Quirky Guide
to the Practice that can Change
your Life by Carla McKay,
published by Gibson Square
Books, is out now;
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Health &
Beauty
Writer and journalist Carla
McKay, who splits her time
between Chiswick and
Oxfordshire, gives Absolutely
an insight into her new book,
The Reluctant Yogi
5 things you didnt
know about yoga...
1. It unites the world
The word yoga is derived from the sanskrit root yuj meaning
to yoke or join. Often this word is used to mean the yoking
(joining of the subconscious to the supreme spirit.
2. Its good for mind and body
Research has suggested that yoga helps with the social and
occupational problems associated with schizophrenia.
3. Its great for common pains
A study conducted at the University of York found that Yoga is
very benecial for lower back pain.
4. Its not all oming and ahing
The yoga om symbol found in Hindu philosophy is supposed to
be the primordial sound of the universe.
5. Its gone to the dogs
A new style of yoga has recently made its way from trendy New
York that involves your furry four-legged friend. Doga combines
all the usual poses of a traditional yoga practice, but dogs join
in as a prop apparently appealing to their natural instinct to
stretch. This helps strengthen the bond between owner and pet.
And no, thats not what Carlas doing with Billy (pictured left).
Stretch of the
imagination
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Ask the Experts
wellbeing, looking and feeling good, being
stress free, being and remaining wealthy and,
quite simply, being happy and to smile lots!
Any response or opinion to what wellness
actually means is of course personal and
relevant to each person, but what is very clear
is that wellness plays an extremely important
role in all of our lives. Summarising wellness
is dicult as it really is unique to us all, but it
generally means living longer, having more
energy, being more ecient at work and having
physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Perhaps wellness is best summed up as being
able to do what you want to be able to do!
So how do we achieve Wellness?
Tis involves engaging in regular physical
activity, eating balanced and healthy meals and
being mentally positive.
Tere are some interesting aspects of Te
Technogym Wellness Lifestyle Pyramid,
which we will be exploring in future editions,
not least the concept that the more you move
the more chocolate you can eat! However, for
now its worth taking a wider view of how
we can inuence the interchange between
movement, nutrition and a positive mental
attitude to best achieve wellness in our lives.
Dear readers,
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Terry
Rodham and I am the Group Wellness Manager
for Te Hogarth Health Club in Chiswick and Te
Park Club. At the grand old age of 42, I have a
wealth of experience in what is typically referred to
as the health and tness business, having initially
studied in the States on a basketball scholarship,
become an American College of Sports Medicine
Examiner, toured and trained a certain Formula 1
team, and have worked with various well known
personalities from the lm and music industry!
Having worked in a gymnasium capacity for the
Hogarth Group for 25 years, my key role now
is to maximise a rather large investment in the
new Technogym equipment and systems and help
Hogarth Group members achieve everything they
want in our clubs.
Over the months, my goal is to provide Absolutely
readers with some useful information to help you
look and feel great, and for your welllness to be
optimised. So without further ado lets kick o!
Wellness what is it?
When we asked a group of members at Te
Hogarth what wellness means to them,
we received, as expected, a wide variety of
responses. Typical responses were: general
Te more you move the more chocolate you
can eat!
Having positive mental support of other people
is a good starting place. Having knowledge
of the eect of dierent food groups and their
eect on our bodies is important too. And
being physically active is key but this can be
anywhere, not just in a gymnasium.
In fact, perhaps the future of health clubs,
gyms and tness centres is in providing
fantastic knowledge, experience and services
to convey the benets of wellness both in the
club and out. Of course, the focus will be on
physical activity, but other aspects of a wellness
lifestyle will also be considered and built into
your wellness plan.
Te Hogarth Group has elected to partner
with Technogym to oer the ultimate wellness
experience to members, what they call
Wellness on the Go, the ability to experience
wellness anywhere, at anytime.
By Terry Rodham; Hogarth Group Wellness
Manager Next edition: Wellness on the go!
For further info, please call Te Hogarth on
020 8994 0500 or visit thehogarth.co.uk.
Airedale Avenue, W4 2NW
Group Wellness manager for the Hogarth and
Park Club, Terry Rodham, gives Absolutely his
expert advice on getting t for life
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Following the success of their
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Vernon Kay is set to host the UK launch of Zone Golf Charity Shoot Out,
an innovative new game devised by professional golfer Van Phillips and
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on the course with celebrity teammates including Tim Henman and Jamie
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Congratulations to Ealing Trailnders
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out on promotion last season to Jersey,
the sterling performances throughout
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Innocent Smoothies have shook-up the standard o ce diet of biscuits and stale sandwiches with their delicious range of healthy veg
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Absolutely the best trends,
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To celebrate their 20th
anniversary, Cath Kidston have
gone back to their roots with
a new limited edition birthday
collection entitled Coming Up
Roses, which comprises a range
of o ce essentials utilising
Chiswick-based Caths original
1993 rose print.
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Shepherds Bush author and Features
Editor of Easy Living magazine
Hannah Shuckburgh has indulged her
love of charity shops and second-hand
chic in her new book, Te Set Table:
Te Art of Small Gatherings. Tis uttery
charming book has plenty of useful
tips on quirky design ideas, putting
together intimate gatherings and
scouring markets for one-o gems.
Te Set Table by Hannah Shuckburgh,
Photography by Charlotte Bland.
Published by Cicada, out now
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These fascinating maps show the evolution of London at various stages over the last 500
years; illustrating the expansion of the city and the route taken to it becoming the vibrant
metropolis it is today. A couple also detail the division of class and culture across the edgling
boroughs. These maps and more will be available from Daniel Crouch Rare Books at the
Masterpiece London exhibition 2013, stand B30. crouchrarebooks.com
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Richmond practice architecture WK have signed up to take part in Architecture
in the House a charitable initiative organised by the Royal Institute of British
Architects (RIBA) and Shelter. Te scheme will see homeowners hire an RIBA
chartered architect for a suggested donation of 45 which will go towards the
homeless charity. architectur:wk Director, Sam Kamleh, said, I urge anyone in the
Richmond and Kingston Boroughs who is thinking of undertaking work on their
home to use an architect who has signed up to Architect in the House. We
can help people unleash the potential of homes while helping those with more
signicant housing problems. architectinthehouse.org; architecturewk.com
FAIRTRADE
FOCUS
Oxfam and
Monsoon have
joined forces with
artisan producers in
India to design and
sell a range of beautiful
ethical homeware.
Monsoon designed each item and
a team of skilled workers from Self
Employed Womens Association
(SEWA), Noahs Ark and Tara
Projects produced them to be sold
in Oxfam shops.
190 Chiswick High Road, W4;
oxfam.org.uk, uk.monsoon.co.uk
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his 5-bedroom Victorian house. Absolutely caught
up with the TV and radio presenter to discuss DIY
disasters and life in Chiswick
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market, the details of Jamie
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home read like an estate
agents dream: detached, ve
bedrooms, master bedroom
with his & hers en-suite, a summer house
and o-street gated parking. Oh, and theres
a wine cellar in the basement too. Unlike the
plethora of celebs who idly show an MTV
camera crew around their ostentatious, pristine
abodes, Jamie has been hands-on with both
the renovation and interior design and has
established himself as something of a property
whizz, having previously renovated a Grade
I-listed Tudor house in East Sussex. Te TV
and radio presenters home reects his suburban
lifestyle sharing the house with wife Sophie
and his two sons but theres a touch of rock n
roll in the interior scheme and the blend of old
and modern works beautifully. If sold at the
asking price, (6.5 million) it will be the
most expensive house sold in Chiswick
that doesnt include a riverside view and
the second most expensive house sold in
the area. Tat particular record goes to
Jasper Conran, who sold Walpole House
for a whopping 12.5 million. We spoke
to Jamie about his hidden interior design
talents...
What was the house on Barrowgate Road
like when you originally moved in?
What changes did you make
and why?
It was in a pretty sorry
state the previous
owners hadnt done
anything to the house
for 30 years. It had
two asymmetrical
extensions to the
rear and I decided
that the only way
to make the house
work again was to
tear them both down
and start again from
scratch.

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enjoyed about living
in Chiswick?
I like the fact that you get
twice the sq ft for the same
price 10 minutes further into
town. I had lived in Notting
Hill for 20 years, had kids and
needed the space. Its a well
worn path!
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How has your taste in design changed over
the years? Did having children aect your
design schemes?
My children have grown up with modern
design since they were babies - we only had
one signicant loss, a large Murano Glass
oor lamp that I had bought back from Turin.

Have you always been interested in
property and interior design?
I worked at Christies after I left school I
fell in love with collecting furniture there.
Are you hands-on with DIY or do you tend
to leave it to the experts?
If I have time to undo my mistakes, Ill give
it a go!
Who are some of your favourite designers
and where do you like to shop?
Romeo Rega, Fontana Arte, Gabriella
Crespi, Osvaldo Borsini, Willy Rizzo, Sergio
Rodrigues I have a stall called BOND at
the Old Cinema on Chiswick High Road
thats a great place to buy furniture.
What is your favourite piece of furniture
that you own?
Probably a Romeo Rega console table thats on
the landing its stunning!
Barrowgate Road is on the market for
6.5mill through Hamptons International;
020 8454 7237; hamptons.co.uk
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Classic Racer
Car in silver,
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Frame Coee
Table in black
walnut, 704;
camerich.co.uk
Upcycled
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Engine Desk
Lamp, 475;
theoldcinema.co.uk
Vintage Wooden
Chair, 10;
bakerandbell.com
Vintage Skull
Fine Art Print,
40; rockettst
george.co.uk
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with bespoke bi-fold
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Tel : 0208 877 8920
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INTOTO KITCHENS
Intoto Kitchens oer a comprehensive choice of contemporary nishes
partnered with inspired design and project management to ensure your
new kitchen is installed with the minimum of fuss and disruption. Please
visit one of our showrooms to see our range and talk to us.
Showrooms at 11 St Marys Road, Ealing, 0208 840 5005 and
10-12 Te Causeway, Teddington, 020 8943 2293; www.intoto.co.uk
NIGEL HARE JOINERY
Nigel Hare Joinery is a family run
business that has been trading
since 2005, specialising in internal
plantation louvre shutters, solid
shutters and Venetian blinds.
All are made to measure and
can be designed for dierent
shapes and styles of windows.
Visit our showroom or call for a
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Margarets, TW1 3EE
020 8255 9246
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REPAIR & IMPROVE
Specialists in all aspects of
repair and upgrading of timber
conservatories, Mark George
Conservatories oer a very
experienced bespoke service
to breath new life into your
conservatory and make your
favorite room in the house
useable all year round. If beyond
repair, a new bespoke hardwood
replacement conservatory can be
designed for you, whilst re-using
your existing base.
Mark George Conservatories
Limited, 26 Cedarwood Crescent,
Caversham, Reading, RG4 8NW
0118 9475254
leslie@mgconservatories.com
www.mgconservatories.com
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For the finest folding sliding doors, make a visit to the
ODC showroom. Here you will find Solarlux's exquisite
folding glass faades, offering a seamless link to exterior
spaces, creating more space, more light, more air and a
more enjoyable living environment.
At ODC's 3000 square feet Chiswick showroom we
display an extensive range of Solarlux Folding Sliding Doors,
Wintergardens, Glasshouses, Balcony and Sliding Systems.
ODC Trading Ltd
97 Bollo Lane, London W3 8QN
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225; skinflintdesign.co.uk 4. Anchor cushion, 7, heatonstores.com 5. Seashore Beach Hut Bird house, 10 each; cargohomeshop.com 6. Wooden yacht,
6; heatonsstores.com 7. Nautical Postcard cushion, 25; houseoffraser.co.uk 8. Driftwood Heart Bowl, 14.50; velvetbrown.co.uk
9. White washed candle holder, 9.99; tch.net 10. Pinota lampshade, 70; great-british-designs.co.uk
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ALFRESCO
Now that the weather has improved, its time to be inspired and pack a picnic or go for a spot of alfresco dining in the
sunshine. Reto oral prints are all the rage and you dont have to splash out on Cath Kidston. Bright and summery,
this wonderful range of retro style enamelware by Franjipani is painted by hand with exquisite attention to detail.
Good enough to use indoors. Franjipani Floral Jug 24.99, Cup 6.50, 7.95, Tray 19.99
OUTDOORS
Make the most of the
weather by sprucing up the
garden. Tese exquisite
bird houses are skilfully
hand-painted in Kashmir
and will brighten up your
garden beautifully. Te light
blue design will be in stock
in late July. Green and red
are currently in stock. Eva
Painted Birdhouse, 14.99
Summer Breeze
CUSHIONS
With the sun nally making an appearance, now
is a great time to make the most of your garden. A
good place to start would be with these smart garden
cushions. Gone are the days of dashing out to rescue
things in a downpour, these cushions are made from
fabric engineered for yacht upholstery. Weather and
stain resistant, they can be left out all summer. A
contemporary look for the kitchen too. 32.99
TEA TIME
We Brits always make time for
tea whatever the weather and
we think that this pretty, vintage
style teapot and cup set is utterly
charming. It makes a wonderful
present or a special treat for
yourself. Miss Darcy Tea for One set,
22.50
INDUSTRIAL
On trend for SS13, this fantastic industrial cabinet
provides the ultimate storage solutions for your
home or oce. With 20 drawers to play with, a
spring tidy up has never been so simple. 695
KITCHEN
If youre looking for a stylish and original
gift, or a little something to brighten things
up in your own kitchen, these fabulous new
jelly designs from Tornback and Peel might
be just the ticket. Napkin Set of 4 38.50
Acton-based Jessica Leith, founder of
Oscar & Eve, gives Absolutely her top
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Shed of the
Year sponsors,
Cuprinol, took on
the rather bizarre
task of scouring
Britain in search
of the countrys
oldest shed, which
just so happened to
be rotting away in
Chiswick. Owned
by Kate Wilson,
who was given
the shed by a 94
year-old friend, it
was given a much-needed make-over by trendy fashion house Eley Kishimoto,
who jazzed it up using Cuprinols vibrant new range of garden paint.
cuprinol.co.uk
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Every year, 750,000 privately owned gardens up and
down the country open up to the public in the sunnier
months of the year. Te money earned from the open
days is then collected and distributed to various charities.
Tis year there are a ne selection of gardens to view in
Richmond, such as Osterley Park, 1 St Helena Terrace
and the stunningly constructed garden at 7 St Georges
Road (pictured). For more information go to ngs.org.uk
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Sustainability and Wildlife are the
cornerstones to any modern garden.
On Sunday 2 June members of the
public will be able to learn tips,
tricks and general good practice on
how to create your own beautiful
and sustainable garden from the
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
horticulture warden, Chris Le Lere.
Taking place in the RCB Rain
Garden, which focuses on water
collection and providing habitats
for wildlife, this garden gives a
multitude of examples for you to
take home and emulate in your own
patch of greenery.
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June is a pleasant
month to be working
in the garden: not too
hot but warm enough to
feel the sun on your back! Pots are the
order of the day, and you can get them
planted up with an array of colourful
annuals such as geranium, heliotrope,
verbena and petunia. Just ensure you
check the soil regularly as they
will dry out easily, meaning your
hard work will be wasted. All
annuals benet from regular
feeds so plant with a slow
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twice a month. Deadhead
the owers to prolong
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Crabtree & Evelyns popular Gardeners collection of hand creams and gels is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Comprised of nutrient-rich
shea butter, lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme, the best-selling Gardeners Hand Cream Terapy is now available in a 250ml size with convenient
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FRENCH FANCY
Whilst a fruity jug of Pimms
and lemonade is normally our
summer tipple of choice,
weve recently rediscovered
the aniseed-soaked artisan
liquor pastis, and in
particular the brand
Henri Bardouin and its
heady, botanical soaked
goodness. Traditionally
served as an apritif,
simply mix 1 part Henri
Bardouin to 5 6 parts
water. You dont even
need to add ice as this
apparently takes away
from the botanical
aromas.
20.75, available in
Waitrose, 356 - 362
High Street, Chiswick W4;
waitrose.com
GIVE IT SOME DELI
Te Alberts Deli has long been a local
favourite and their recent London Deli of
the Year award was the icing on the cake.
Welcoming the summer season, some new
sandwiches, salads and breakfast choices
have been added to the menus.
2 Worple Way, TW10; thealbertsdeli.com
EAT YOUR GREENS
Te Dysat Arms are taking part in the
annual Asparagus Festival in June by
including the humble vegetable in
a sumptuous three-course meal. As
well as a delicious starter and main,
theres also an inventive dessert served
with Mara des Bois strawberries.
135 Petersham Road, TW10;
thedysatarms.co.uk
HIGH STEAKS
Meat lovers of Chiswick rejoice! A new Argentinian
restaurant specialising in their most famous export, beef,
is opening up in Turnham Green Terrace. Describing
itself as the ultimate Argentinian experience, Buenos
Aires use an authentic parilla (barbeque) and the drinks
menu will also have an air of authenticity as it features
wines made with the popular Malbec grape.
32 Turnham Green Terrace, W4; barestaurant.com
Bite Sized
A lunch-time revolution hits west London
Food&
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THE LOW DOWN
Situated in a bustling corner of Westeld
shopping centre, Tapas Revolution is an ideal
place to stop for a quick bite or even to linger for
longer after a spot of retail therapy. Spanish food
has never been held in high esteemed compared
to its European neighbours, but 28-year old
founder and chef Omar Allibhoy is on a mission
to change our perceptions for good.
THE FOOD
Te menu is no-fuss, classic tapas dishes such as
patatas bravas, gambas al ajillo, chorizo and paella.
Te perfectly cooked calamari was a particular
highlight of our lunch. As well as being friendly
and attentive, the sta (and a good deal of the
clientele) are Spanish natives, providing abundant
authenticity as we perch on the traditional bar set-
up and our little dishes begin to stack up.
DRINK
Classic Spanish beers such as Estrella
complement the tapas perfectly, but once we
spotted the waiter knocking up a tinto de verano
(red wine and lemonade), we couldnt resist a
cheeky lunchtime tipple.
VERDICT
Authentic, delicious and aordable, Omar has
done a ne job of putting tapas well and truly
back on the culinary map. Viva la revolution!
tapasrevolution.com
Chris Baldacci nds time for
tapas at Tapas Revolution
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Kitchen talk
Designer and restaurateur Jasper Gorst speaks to
Absolutely about his new restaurant, The Oak W12
What is your culinary background?
I left school early and I started my A
Levels but only lasted a year. I studied
art & ceramics and went on to selling
timeshares in Spain but I only lasted
four weeks! On my return to London
I got my first bar job at The Pitcher
and Piano on the Fulham Road. From
the ages of 18 - 24 I was working in
bars and on restaurant floors. I slowly
worked my way up from barman to
waiter to manager to general manager.
When did you open your first bar?
I started to think about it when I was
22. On the Monday, I had a flash
of inspiration and on the Tuesday I
left my job. Four weeks later, things
had started to progress. I had no idea
what I was doing at that stage and
kept making mistake after mistake. I
raised money through meeting people,
I wrote a business plan and, through
contacts, managed to start Jax. It
opened in December 2001 with a bang
it was such an exciting time - I was
24 years old and the news soon spread.
For the first couple of weeks, we had
people queuing down the street and around
the corner. I was very sociable in those days
and had a large address book. I would hate to
try and do the same thing again today as so
much has changed. I made many mistakes in
the beginning. It literally took about 5 years of
making mistakes but it is the best way to learn
you never make the same mistake twice.
What is the most challenging part of
running a restaurant?
It is mainly trying to find (and keep) the right
staff. It is difficult to find excellent members of
staff and they are key to a successful business.
What advice would you give your 24-year
old self?
Focus on your strengths and employ somebody
for your weaknesses. Keep an open mind:
on a number of occasions I have come across
stumbling blocks. The main thing is that I
should have listened to what other people were
saying and not think that I always knew best.
You dont know best period! Its easy to get
into a mindset where you think that you do but
you need to be able to listen to others and filter
their advice.
What do you enjoy most about owning the
restaurants?
It combines my three passions: food, wine and
design. I count my lucky stars every day!
What process do you go through when you
open up a new restaurant. What will The
Oak W12 be like?
I usually start by questioning whether the
site is good. I look for neighbourhoods that
have a certain sort of customer I really
consider the demographics. I
dont do any research in the area,
I simply open the kind of places
that I would like to frequent
myself. I guess I do this for
selfish reasons but it seems to
work and this dates right back
to my first bar (Jax). With The
Oak W12, I have lived in the
area for 10 years, so I know it
well.
I design everything in my
head and create the concept.
The Oak W12 has a mix of
old and new. It will have a
good use of colour and texture,
and lighting is of paramount
importance its always one of
the first things that I decide. It
will have an industrial element
too. Very exciting!
What has been the biggest
change to the industry in the
last few years?
There is a focus these days on
taking ingredients that are
local and simple. It is now about
each individual ingredient and what it can
do. Produce is the most important thing
now whereas 20 years ago people wanted
Michelin style food and now people want
local and simple.
What trends are you seeing within the
industry right now?
In London, the industry has gone through
a boom time. The bubble has got to burst
at some point it doesnt feel as though it
can keep growing at this rate because of
the economic climate and there will be a
slowdown in new openings. There will be
an increase in closures, but I expect a rise in
quality.
The Oak W12 opens mid May, 243 Goldhawk
Road, W12; theoakw12.com
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am a vegetarian. Well, technically,
Im a pescatarian, though this label is
a little too pretentious for my liking
so I tend to just admit (somewhat
apologetically) that I dont eat meat
when out to dinner. Lets face it, the
vegetarian is often the unwanted dinner
party guest, but if the recent horse meat
scandal has taught us anything (other
than a few equine puns) its that whilst a
meat-free diet isnt necessarily the answer
questioning the source of our food
and seeking the best quality produce is
paramount to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Te Bingham is a Grade II-listed hotel
consisting of only 15 bespoke bedrooms. A
popular wedding venue, its not the most
obvious choice for a night of veggie delights,
but upon learning of their Vegetarian Taster
menu, I felt impelled to test it out. Teres
an immediate sense of informality despite
the rather grand decor. Te dining area is a
snug, welcoming environment with subtle
shades of taupe and gold. As were guided
to our table, its clear weve been given the
best spot; a cosy two-seater beside a oor
to ceiling window overlooking the river.
Despite it being night-time, the views of the
romantically lit river are still enchanting.
Te pleasures of a taster menu are
immeasurable and my companion and I
whiled away the hours blissfully in the
company of an extremely friendly waiter
and sommelier. Te six-course feast is all
perfectly paced and proportioned, each
one leaving you excitedly anticipating
the arrival of the next. Te key to good
vegetarian food is a touch of imagination
and to utilise the ingredients you have to
produce optimum avour. Award-winning
Head Chef Shay Cooper has pulled this o
with aplomb. Rather tame choices such as
gnocchi, wild mushroom ragout and even
the dreaded risotto are made nothing short
of spectacular with a clever use of innovative
ingredients that dont verge into Heston
Blumenthal territory. Te smoked butter
risotto with muscat jelly, garlic crisps and
belper knolle cheese did, in fact, turn out to
be my favourite. Te slow cooked duck egg
with glazed artichokes, pickled celery and
hollandaise sauce came a very close second.
After a selection of English and French
cheeses, the evening was rounded o with
a salted butter caramel apple compote with
cider cream, bitter chocolate and vanilla ice
cream. I can say without any exaggeration
that it was the best caramel Ive ever had.
Vegetarian cuisine is something that
everyone can enjoy and, when done well, can
be just as delicious as any meat or alternative.
Perhaps its time to take on the Meat Free
Monday initiative the McCartneys have
been peddling for years. Te Binghams
talent for vegetarian produce is a ne place to
start. It may just surprise you.
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Gloucestershire
THE SPA
To sit immersed, a glass of cold
champagne in hand, in the
bubbling outdoor hot tub whilst a
well-stoked re roars in a brazier
behind you and the reddening sun
sets on a cold winters day must
be one of lifes true pleasures.
Calcot Spa is hugely popular, and
rightly so. It oers both an indoor
and outdoor pool, sauna, steam,
gym and a wealth of treatments
to guests and members alike. A
recent addition to the treatment
menu is the Rodial skincare
brand. An hours Sculpt Facial
using Rodials Dragons Blood
Serum range (70) was not
only relaxing but left my tired,
windswept skin feeling really soft,
smooth and rejuvenated.
THE HOTEL
When we get to Calcot
Manor it is abuzz. People are
arriving for a wedding in the
14th century tithe barn, 4 x
4s are disgorging blondes at
the entrance to the hotels spa,
small children are running
around immaculate lawns in
chill winter sunshine and the
Gumstool pub, one of two
restaurants in the hotel, is
packed with visiting families
and well-heeled locals in
shiny wellies. Tis country
house hotel, set in more
than 220 acres of Cotswolds
countryside near Tetbury in
Gloucestershire, has managed
that rare thing. It is all
things to all people. It is both
brilliantly family-friendly,
with a staed creche plus a raft
of childrens activities and is
also the perfect hideaway for
weekending couples.
THE RESTAURANT
Te more formal of the two
restaurants, Te Conservatory,
underwent an overhaul last
year with a new look, new
cocktail bar and a change of
menu. Out went the classic
ne-dining and in came a more
informal, eclectic menu. Te
chef, however, has stayed the
same and, as a result, the menu
is somewhat missing a distinct
identity. However, our starters
of risotto Milanese and beef
shin were delicious and a main
of marinated beef llet was a
notable highlight. Save room for
starters rather than dessert the
better end of the menu.
THE BEDROOM
Tere are 35 individually designed rooms to choose
from. Tese include ten dedicated family rooms
housed in converted farm buildings which surround
the courtyard whilst the ancient Cotswold stone
manor house is home to 12 bedrooms to suit couples.
Our room was a so-called large family suite,
although house would be a more accurate description
of our picturesque little clapboard cottage with its own
garden and front door. Inside was pure luxury with a
huge double bed in a large open room, plus another
bedroom with bunks and an entire rst oor given
over to bathroom heaven. Under the eaves, two large
adjacent baths faced a wall-mounted TV, and there
is also a large walk-in shower. Naturally, we opted
for a his n hers bath, each lled to the brim with
Aromotherapy Associate bubbles courtesy of the hotel
and wallowed in front of trash telly until we had both
turned into prunes.
THE DAMAGE
Te starting price for a double
room at a Calcot is 280 per night
(breakfast and use of spa facilities
included). Calcot Manor Near
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From Singapore to Bangkok, Harriet Compston
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Eastern & Oriental Express
Tales of the
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A
n experience so luxurious
you almost cant believe
its true. Timeless and
elegant, this is a grande
dame whose journeys are
staggeringly good and
totally spectacular.
The Fable of the Hills is the latest
extravaganza from the Orient Express and,
boy, what a triumph. Starting in Singapore,
its a magical seven-day, six-night trip
through Malaysia, past buzzing cities,
tea plantations and royal palaces, before
emerging in Bangkok.
A stay in the wedding-cake-white Raffles
whose namesake founded Singapore
kicks off the enthralling adventure.
A perpetual haven, the feel is romantic
colonial: traditional afternoon tea, lots of
pretty chandeliers, four-posters, marble
yet its not stuck in a time warp. This is a
place bang up-to-date with Louis Vuitton
and Tiffany & Co lining the courtyards.
There are four restaurants, which cover
any cuisine you can possibly imagine ask
for the legendary Singapore Sling, a lethal
cocktail and another example of the hotels
excellence. Even check-in for the Eastern
& Oriental Express is done in one of their
reception rooms before youre whisked off to
the station.
The storybook train is just what you
imagine and more. Glistening in the Asian
sun, lashings of green and cream decorate
the 22 carriages. It looks so classic that you
expect Poirot to come round the corner any
second. He would have approved of the dress
code too relaxed refinement. No jeans or
trainers, people!
The imperial elegance (and the colour
scheme) continues inside. Every wall is
decorated in elm, cherry, teak and rosewood.
Cabins are two person, postage stamp size
but it doesnt matter. Beds transform into
upholstered sofas while nifty design tricks
provide bucket loads of storage (even your
suitcase is swallowed up). Theres a sparkling
ensuite bathroom to boot with Bulgari
products and a power shower. The spirit of
Agatha Christie remains: the slick making
up of beds, the pushing of bells to summon
drinks, the whisperings in the corridor, the
knock on the door by your personal butler
(the smiley Prochak is a favourite). Venture
out of your new-found bedroom, down the
thick carpeted corridors and there are plenty
of places to relax: the saloon, library, bar,
and the breezy observation carriage. Theres
also neither reception nor wifi basically no
modern distractions whatsoever.
The food is wonderful. Head Chef Yannis
Martineau is a whizz in the kitchen think
beautifully presented Grilled Snowfish Steak
accompanied by Teppanyaki of Vegetables
in a Vermouth and Soya Sauce. Breakfast
and afternoon tea are served in your room.
Lunch and dinner (a dressy affair) boast
umpteen courses and take place in the dining
car with its archetypal gold lamps and brass
overhead racks. Drinks and canaps are served
beforehand so you can get to know your fellow
guests (a fascinating mix of avid travellers,
anniversary couples, siblings, best friends et al).
Days are filled with incredible adventures
(there are several options each day).
Beginning with the crossing of The Straits
of Johor into Malaysia, the train snakes
its way to the first stop the capital city
of Kuala Lumpur. An industrial hotspot,
sprawling factories squeeze in amongst the
mosques, bazaars and occasional British
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tour on a local barge, the Thailand-Burma
Railway Museum gives a horrific insight
into the atrocities inflicted on the POWs
working on the project. The Don Rak
War Cemetery next door provides a raw
testimony to the 6,982 soldiers who died.
As The Fable of the Hills comes to a close
and you draw into Bangkok, you dont want
to leave. Living on a train is actually rather
nice. In a surreal way, it has started to feel like
home. However, the madness of the city soon
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beauty (the cricket ground is very
English). Having climbed past
massive banana trees and luscious
vegetation, a cuppa awaits in the
Cameron Highlands. A tapestry of
tea plantations, its mind-blowingly
scenic with strawberry farms and
flower galleries lying prettily by the
wayside. This beauty spot is also home
to one of Malaysias greatest mysteries:
the disappearance of silk king Jim
Thompson 50 years ago. Yes, in true
voyeur fashion, you can follow in his
footsteps through the jungle.
The vibrant island of Penang serves
as the highlight of the trip. Founded
in 1786 by Englishman Captain
Francis Light, its colonial capital
Georgetown radiates colour with its
rich blend of Chinese, Malay and
Indian cultures. Hair-raising trishaws
speed around in their bossy way as the
sweltering streets heave with people,
market stalls and places of worship.
Dinner is hawker food super
delicious (the fish is excellent), cheap
as chips and served in an outdoor
eating area as buzzy as a honeypot.
As the train rattles on, the
Malaysian jungle gives way to the open
Thai countryside. The thatched houses
on stilts remain but bright green rice
paddies now emerge, peppered with straw-
hatted farm workers steering water buffalos
through the fields. The wildlife part of the
expedition has now begun. Decamp to the
Monkey Training College at Surat Thani
where its skillful students are taught how to
choose a ripe coconut and collect them from
the trees. Or visit an elephant camp and
jump on a ride with a mahout.
The River Kwai is the last stop of the
journey and a very moving one. After a
awakens you from any slump of sorrow.
As does your beautiful bed for the night
the Mandarin Oriental. A cocoon
of comfort towering above the slums,
the rooms are fresh with clean lines
and boast a view which will take your
breath away. The numerous restaurants
are fantastic choose Sala Rim Naam
(a hop across the water) or hang out in
the authors lounge, where Somerset
Maugham, Tennessee Williams, Joseph
Conrad, and many other literati have
held court.
Bangkoks a whirlwind but worth a
few days. Head to the Grand Palace,
which is so lined with gold that you are
almost blinded. Or visit Jim Thompsons
house, made up of six antique Thai
houses so beautiful that you want
to change your dcor back home
immediately. But this is also a city of
contrasts: in amongst these landmarks
lies the forgotten people and the watery
slums they live in shocking and a stark
reminder of the opulence the Orient
Express lavishes upon you.
Its hard heading home. This is
an experience you know that youre
unlikely ever to repeat. But in the ever-
wise words of Monsieur Poirot: Life is
like a train, Mademoiselle. It goes on.
Prices start from 5,700 per person for Fables
of Hills six-night journey in 2013 aboard
the Eastern & Oriental Express, based
on double occupancy in a State Cabin and
includes all meals and tours. The trip will
depart Singapore on 2 March and 26 October
next year. Price also includes a one-night stay
before the journey at Raffles Hotel, Singapore
and a one-night stay after the journey at
Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. 0845 077 2222;
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL,
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Right at the heart of the Passeig de Grcia,
the most expensive street in Spain, lies the
gleaming Mandarin Oriental. Set within
a former bank, a hop across from Gauds
masterpiece La Pedrera, the building
boasts a beauty and serenity, rare for
such a vibrant city. Designed by Spanish
architect and furniture designer Patricia
Urquiola, the look is contemporary chic
meets cool Catalan. Te 98 rooms and
suites sing of elegance with white walls,
stylish furniture and lashings of light.
Splash out and stay in the Penthouse suite
with its rooftop terrace and gobsmacking
views of the city. Ten op in the space-
age style spa oering every treatment
you could possibly want (ask for one of
their signature therapies bliss). Its just
the type of place where everything is so
brilliantly done. Sta are super attentive
you wont have to ask for anything once,
let alone twice. Te four restaurants are
irresistible. Dont miss the two-Michelin
star Moments directed by the incredibly
impressive Carme Ruscalleda. Serving a
modern take on Catalan cuisine, go for
the exquisite tasting menu think green
peas with white sausage, Mediterranean
sea cucumbers with artichokes in three
textures and sea bream with pasta, ginger,
vegetables and dates (a real highlight).
Afterwards, having lled yourself to the
brim, decamp to Bankers Bar. Decorated
with original security boxes, the vibes as
cool as you can get and the champagne
deliciously good. Just like the hotel itself.
Two nights at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
from 795 per person based on two sharing
a deluxe room including breakfast, direct
economy ights with British Airways from
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LANDANA, TUSCANY
Te chic sophistication of legendary French
chef Alain Ducasse extends to this secluded
estate a few kilometres from the Tyrrhenian
coast. Once a Medici hunting lodge dating
back to the 18th century, this typically
Tuscan property is also subtly infused with
a Provenal sensibility, evident not just in
its lavender and rosemary-lled gardens
and pared-back interiors, but in a host
of inventive dishes at Michelin-starred
restaurant Trattoria Toscana, housed in a
former granary a few yards from the main
building. Expect seasonal dishes using
local ingredients coupled with Gallic air.
Grilled octopus with fennel, garlic and
chili, suckling pig with apple sauce and
g-fed chicken served with fried peppers
are just a few of the stand-out options on
the menu. At the main house, the Villa
restaurant oers hearty salads, traditional
pasta dishes and plenty of local, market-
bought sh. Tere are also cooking classes
to tempt the inspired, allowing guests to
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plunder the herb-lled gardens and prepare
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Renowned as a safe haven for English
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palace hotel. Situated under the arches of the
Rue de Rivoli and overlooking the Tuilerie
Gardens, youd be hard pushed to nd a more
central Parisian hotel or a better one.
Put simply, Le Meurice is Paris as you always
imagined it: grand, glamorous and accompanied
by 3 Michelin-starred food. Its the hotels
eponymous restaurant which boasts this stellar
achievement. Restaurant Le Meurices menu
couldnt possibly be more decadent foie gras
and caviar abound and the opulent chandelier-
laden dining room is inspired by the royal
apartments of Versailles. Here, its all about the
degustation menu 8 courses of the very hautest
of haute cuisine, think duck foie gras in hibiscus
ower jelly, roast pigeon with wild garlic, and
mimolette snow with comice pear akes, all
served on silver trays by discreetly attentive
waiters who seemingly glide around the room.
Indeed, service here is key. With over 400
sta, guests are provided with every single
luxury they could possibly desire, from dog
walking to personal shopping. Back in the
restaurant, Head Sommelier Estelle Touzet
provides wine pairings for each of the
degustation menus courses from the hotels
impressive 30,000 strong cellar. Upstairs,
the 160 rooms are mirages of pastel silks and
Bourbon bergre chairs, complete with huge
walk-in wardrobes. However, the pice de
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you overlook the Eiel Tower. What could
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Tis impressive ground foor fat is situated in a popular mansion block, overlooking
Stamford Brook common and boasts exceptional 1400 sqft of living space. Te property
comprises of two large reception rooms overlooking the common, master bedroom with
en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms, a bathroom and fully ftted kitchen which
opens onto a communal garden.
725 per week
020 8995 1500
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A very well presented ve bedroom, two bathroom Victorian house situated in this popular residential road and benet-
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stations along with the shopping facilities of the Chiswick High Road. EPC rating = E
St Albans Avenue, W4
Sought after location
Excellent family home
72 West facing garden
Five bedrooms
Two bathrooms
Double reception room
1,195,000 Freehold
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Ladbroke Grove
020 7221 0330
Chelsea
020 7589 6677
Notting Hill
020 7221 4805
Kensington
020 7795 4288
Brook Green
020 7603 5181
Sutton Lane
North Chiswick W4
A beautifully refurbished, double fronted house (241 sq m/2,604 sq ft approx.)
overlooking Turnham Green. 5 bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, shower room,
large open plan reception room/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, study,
garden, secure gated access with off-street parking.
Freehold In Excess of 2,350,000 EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
First Avenue
Acton W3
An outstanding and beautifully decorated Edwardian family home (206 sq
m/2,217 sq ft approx.) situated in this very quiet and pretty tree lined street
surrounded by a wealth of local amenities. 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen,
dining room, double reception, cloakroom.
Freehold 1,275,000 EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Agate Road
Brackenbury Village W6
A beautifully presented and substantial (261 sq m/2,807 sq ft approx.) mid-
Victorian end of terrace family home in the heart of Brackenbury Village.
5 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, wet room, cloakroom, double reception room,
kitchen/breakfast room, first floor reception room, utility room, garden.
Freehold 2,700,000 EPC Rating E
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Gunterstone Road
West Kensington W14
A fully re-modelled Victorian family house (295 sq m/3,175 sq ft approx.) of
imposing stature. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), shower room, walk
in wardrobe, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, study, utility room,
cloakroom, vaults storage, eaves storage, garden.
Freehold 2,950,000 EPC Rating E
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
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Lakeside Road
Brook Green W14
A generously proportioned and extremely bright first floor flat (87sq m/936sq ft
approx.), converted from this Victorian end of terrace house. The flat is further
enhanced by hard wood floors throughout and period features. 3 bedrooms,
master en suite bathroom, large reception and dining room, kitchen, bathroom.
Leasehold 750,000 EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Rockley Road
Brook Green W14
A spacious ground floor garden flat (81 sq m/872 sq ft approx) converted from
a double fronted Victorian house. The property is arranged with the twin aspect
reception room to the front of the building. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room,
kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, court yard garden.
Leasehold 630,000 EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Sinclair Road
Brook Green W14
A nicely presented and spacious garden flat (88sq m/947 sq ft approx.)
converted from the lower floor of a Victorian terraced house. The flat benefits
from hardwood floors and a generous open plan reception and kitchen area.
2 bedrooms, study/3rd bedroom, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, garden.
Share of Freehold 665,000 EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Glazbury Road
West Kensington W14
A generously proportioned raised ground floor flat (58 sq m/624 sq ft approx.)
converted from an imposing Victorian terrace house in a popular West Kensington
location. This property has a bright and neutral feel, complete with modern fittings
in the kitchen. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, open plan reception room/kitchen.
Share of Freehold 495,000 EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
tm@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
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Refreshingly different estate agents
Ladbroke Grove
020 7221 0330
Chelsea
020 7589 6677
Notting Hill
020 7221 4805
Kensington
020 7795 4288
Brook Green
020 7603 5181
Hammersmith Grove
Brackenbury Village W14
A unique opportunity to rent an impressive house that has been interior
designed, the property benefits from a larger than average garden and
wonderful balcony. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en suite), 2 reception
rooms, kitchen, dressing room, laundry room, utility room, balcony, garden.
Unfurnished 1,900 per week EPC Rating E
Brook Green ofce
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Netherwood Road
Brook Green W14
An exceptionally well presented, very spacious maisonette set over three floors
has become available to rent on this popular residential street in Brook Green. The
property benefits from ample living space and a lovely rear garden. 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms (1 en suite), double reception room, kitchen, decked balcony, garden.
Unfurnished 1,400 per week EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
bj@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Blythe Road
Brook Green W14
A wonderfully spacious, family home has become available to rent in the
heart of Brook Green. Arranged over five floors the house offers huge
amounts of entertaining space 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room,
cloakroom, 2 reception rooms, kitchen with dining room, garden.
Unfurnished 1,590 per week EPC Rating F
Brook Green ofce
bj@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Caithness Road
Brook Green W14
A rare opportunity to rent a spectacular double fronted villa moments
from the green itself. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (1 en suite), shower
room, 2 cloakrooms, kitchen, dining room, double reception room,
study, wine cellar, roof terrace, garden.
Unfurnished 4,000 per week EPC Rating E
Brook Green ofce
bj@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
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Irving Road
Brook Green W14
A very pretty, spacious cottage in excellent condition. This charming house is
deceptively spacious and has a large eat in kitchen with Aga. The house has
been recently refurbished and benefits from a lovely private garden. 3 bedrooms,
bathroom, WC, double reception room, sun room, kitchen, garden.
Unfurnished 700 per week EPC Rating D
Brook Green ofce
bj@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Maclise Road
Brook Green W14
A stunning apartment refurbished to a very high standard, set on the
first floor of this period conversion. This property benefits from wood
flooring throughout and a large south facing balcony. Bedroom, shower
room (en suite), open plan reception room/kitchen, balcony.
Furnished 365 per week EPC Rating C
Brook Green ofce
bj@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Wells Road
Shepherds Bush W12
A stunning, exceptionally high spec flat that has been completely refurbished, in a very
convenient location for commuting in to and out of London. Wells Road is a stones
throw from either Goldhawk Road station or the Central Line at Shepherds Bush.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en suite), reception room with open plan kitchen.
Furnished/Unfurnished 600 pw EPC Rating C
Brook Green ofce
bj@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
Banim Street
Brackenbury Village W6
A charming house in a fantastic location that has undergone a complete
refurbishment. The house offers good living space with lots of natural light.
Banim Street is a short walk to Hammersmith Broadway and Ravenscourt
Park stations. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, reception room, kitchen, patio garden.
Unfurnished 500 per week EPC Rating F
Brook Green ofce
bj@bectivelesliemarsh.co.uk 020 7603 5181
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BEDFORD ROAD, W4
Heathrow 11.3 miles, Turnham Green (District Line) 0.3 mile, Central London 6.7 miles.
A detached, Grade II Listed house occupying a substantial corner plot, having been
designed by renowned architect Norman Shaw. The house is positioned within the
Bedford Park Conservation Area, and has been sensitively extended offering approx.
5,298 sq ft. of accommodation, with planning consents approved to add an additional
1,161 sq ft. to the house.
7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), shower room, 3 reception rooms,
kitchen/dining room, study, staff accommodation, eaves storage, double garage,
heated indoor swimming pool, landscaped gardens.
Freehold Guide Price 5,750,000
CHISWICK 020 8995 9394 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk
www.johndwood.co.uk
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Heathrow 11.3 miles, Turnham Green (District Line) 0.3 mile, Central London 6.7 miles.
A detached, Grade II Listed house occupying a substantial corner plot, having been
designed by renowned architect Norman Shaw. The house is positioned within the
Bedford Park Conservation Area, and has been sensitively extended offering approx.
5,298 sq ft. of accommodation, with planning consents approved to add an additional
1,161 sq ft. to the house.
7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 en suite), shower room, 3 reception rooms,
kitchen/dining room, study, staff accommodation, eaves storage, double garage,
heated indoor swimming pool, landscaped gardens.
Freehold Guide Price 5,750,000
CHISWICK 020 8995 9394 chiswick@johndwood.co.uk
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BARROWGATE ROAD, W4
An outstanding Victorian family house recently modernised, offering sumptuous living space whilst
retaining a wealth of period features as well as off-street parking. Approx. 2,754 sq ft. Energy Rating: C.
5 bedrooms, en suite dressing room, bathroom, 2 en suite shower rooms, reception, cellar, garden.
Freehold Guide Price 2,750,000
QUEEN ANNES GROVE, W4
A charming Grade II Listed family house attributed to the architect E. J. May, located in the Bedford
Park Conservation Area, with a private garden and a roof terrace. Approx. 2,003 sq ft.
4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), shower room, 2 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, study.
Freehold Guide Price 2,200,000
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QUEEN ANNES GARDENS, W4
A detached Grade II Listed family house attributed to the architect W. Wilson, situated in the heart
of the Bedford Park Conservation Area. Set back from the road offering a real sense of privacy and
retaining an abundance of original period features. Approx. 4,811 sq ft.
5/6 bedrooms, en suite dressing room, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, dining room,
kitchen/family room, conservatory, study, utility room, cloakroom, balcony, roof terrace, garage, garden.
Freehold Guide Price 5,500,000
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BARROWGATE ROAD, W4
An outstanding Victorian family house recently modernised, offering sumptuous living space whilst
retaining a wealth of period features as well as off-street parking. Approx. 2,754 sq ft. Energy Rating: C.
5 bedrooms, en suite dressing room, bathroom, 2 en suite shower rooms, reception, cellar, garden.
Freehold Guide Price 2,750,000
QUEEN ANNES GROVE, W4
A charming Grade II Listed family house attributed to the architect E. J. May, located in the Bedford
Park Conservation Area, with a private garden and a roof terrace. Approx. 2,003 sq ft.
4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), shower room, 2 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, study.
Freehold Guide Price 2,200,000
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A detached Grade II Listed family house attributed to the architect W. Wilson, situated in the heart
of the Bedford Park Conservation Area. Set back from the road offering a real sense of privacy and
retaining an abundance of original period features. Approx. 4,811 sq ft.
5/6 bedrooms, en suite dressing room, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite), 2 reception rooms, dining room,
kitchen/family room, conservatory, study, utility room, cloakroom, balcony, roof terrace, garage, garden.
Freehold Guide Price 5,500,000
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Introducing our new
branch in Brook Green.
Terms and conditions: For full offer terms and conditions visit www.kfh.co.uk/offerterms
Great offers never
go out of fa shion.
Even in West London.
BRN 4310 KFH DPS Brook Green_v2.indd 1 28/03/2013 14:05
Were bringing our 35 years experience in the London
property market to Brook Green.
To mark the opening of this new branch, sellers will benet
from an exclusive launch offer of 0% commission on
property sales.
If you are thinking of selling and would like a no obligation
valuation or more information about our opening offer,
contact our new Brook Green branch today.
KFH Brook Green 134 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7PB
Sales 020 3542 2020 Email sbg@kfh.co.uk
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Introducing our new
branch in Brook Green.
Terms and conditions: For full offer terms and conditions visit www.kfh.co.uk/offerterms
Great offers never
go out of fa shion.
Even in West London.
BRN 4310 KFH DPS Brook Green_v2.indd 1 28/03/2013 14:05
Were bringing our 35 years experience in the London
property market to Brook Green.
To mark the opening of this new branch, sellers will benet
from an exclusive launch offer of 0% commission on
property sales.
If you are thinking of selling and would like a no obligation
valuation or more information about our opening offer,
contact our new Brook Green branch today.
KFH Brook Green 134 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7PB
Sales 020 3542 2020 Email sbg@kfh.co.uk
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Rylett Crescent,
Shepherds Bush, W12
1,750,000
Freehold
Hammersmith 020 8563 9633
Email shm@kfh.co.uk
A beautifully presented 1930s family
house situated in a private gated
driveway. The property is arranged over
three oors in an attractive wide plot.
Four double bedrooms
Reception room
Kitchen/dining room
Study
Two bathrooms
Parking for two cars
Close to local schools
Moments from Wendell Park
EPC rating D
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Gunterstone Road,
West Kensington, W12
2,950,000
Freehold
Brook Green 020 3542 2020
Email sbg@kfh.co.uk
This truly spectacular ve bedroom
family home boasts the ultimate in
contemporary living, with a high
standard nish throughout, generous
entertaining space and an attractive
40ft garden.
Five double bedrooms
Stunning master suite
Large kitchen/dining room
Utility room
Beautiful period features
Quiet residential road
Superb transport links
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The Common,
Ealing, W5
3,250 pcm
An exquisite, bright and spacious two
bedroom, two bathroom at nished to
a high standard with private garden. This
property is ideally located minutes to Ealing
Broadway and Ealing Common stations.
Available for short term let. Furnished.
EPC rating C.
Ealing 020 8579 6279
Email lel@kfh.co.uk
Warple Way,
Acton, W3
2,253 pcm
A stunning three bedroom penthouse
apartment in Acton, overlooking the open
spaces of Acton Park. Comprises a spacious
open plan kitchen, wooden ooring and two
bathrooms. Located close to Acton Central
station. Unfurnished. EPC rating C.
Hammersmith 020 8563 9889
Email lhm@kfh.co.uk
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ith more than 50 branches
across the Capital, it was
only a matter of time before
we opened a branch in
Brook Green. Its leafy,
village atmosphere and
beautiful homes make it a
highly sought after area. While weve sold
properties in and around Brook Green for
many years, we recognised that it was time
to establish a dedicated branch which serves
the needs of the thriving local sales market.
In early April we opened the doors to a
fantastic branch which is overseen by sales
manager, Ben Williams, who moved from
our neighbouring Hammersmith branch.
In just a few weeks, weve already seen good
levels of activity which should continue
well into summer.Ben says: Across West
London, we have seen an increase of around
10% in new buyer registrations, which when
combined with diminished stock levels
indicate that a rise in property prices is on
the cards yet again this year. Across London,
demand for property is increasing with home
loans becoming slightly easier to access
chiefy because of the Bank of Englands
Funding for Lending Scheme. As a result,
weve seen a fall in mortgage rates with the
Bank of England predicting more declines to
P R O P E R T Y
follow over the next few months which is
great news for buyers. Te West London
market remains strong and fgures from the
Land Registry indicate that the borough of
Hammersmith and Fulham experienced
the highest annual gain in 2012 with a
13.3% rise, while in and around Brook
Green and West Kensington, we have seen
increases as high as 15% to 18%. We are
currently seeing a wide range of buyers
migrating into Brook Green from other
locations such as Notting Hill, Holland
Park and Bayswater. Tey are drawn to
the area because it ofers superb green
spaces, academically acclaimed schools,
the Westfeld shopping centre as well as
good transport links into Central London.
Tese buyers range from frst time buyers
and investors to young families or buyers
looking for a pied--terre.
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GUNTERSTONE ROAD,
WEST KENSINGTON,
W14, 2.95MILLION
Tis truly spectacular fve bedroom
family home boasts the ultimate in
contemporary living, with a high
standard fnish throughout, generous
entertaining space and an attractive
40ft garden. Te property ofers
beautiful period features and is awash
with natural light. It is located on
a pleasant tree lined street which is
conveniently nestled in a quiet part of
West Kensington between Barons
Court & Brook Green.
Ben Williams, Sales Manager
KFH Brook Green,
020 3542 2020; kfh.co.uk
KFH LAUNCH IN
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FEATURE PROPERTY
BE N L OVE S . . .
A fishmonger that exemplifies
quality and offers a vast range.
This redefines the standards
for local chippies.
The Fishmongers Kitchen
Kerbisher & Malt
The Betty Blythe
This vintage tea room offers
quintessential Englishness with
a hint of Hollywood glamour.
GETTING FROM A TO B
There is easy access to the
M3, M4 and M40 motorways
Heathrow is a mere 30
minutes drive away
Hammersmith tube station
offers the Piccadilly
and District lines while
Shepherds Bush offers the
Central and Hammersmith
& City line, in addition to
overland trains.
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www. andrewnunnas s oci at es . co. uk | 020 8995 1500
A superbly presented two bedroom rst oor at set within this handsome Victorian building close to Gunnersbury tube station
and Chiswick Business Park. Wonderful roof terrace, shared 100 rear garden and off street parking. Share of freehold.
EPC rating = E.
Chiswick High Road, W4
Convenient Location
Short distance to Gunnersbury tube
Easy access to motorway network
Split level at
Immaculate condition
Two double bedrooms
550,000 Leasehold + SoF
South facing roof terrace
Off street parking
Share of freehold
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www. andrewnunnas s oci at es . co. uk | 020 8995 1500
725 pw To Let
Two bathrooms
Alarmed
Available immediately
Unfurnished
An exceptional 1400 sq ft, three bedroom, ground oor at situated in this popular mansion block overlooking Stamford Brook
common, which has been fully refurbished to the highest of standards. The property benets from ample storage and many
original features. Available immediately. Unfurnished. EPC=E
Hauteville Court Gardens, W6
Refurbished to a high standard
Located short distance to
Stamford brook tube
District Line Zone 2
Two reception rooms
Three bedrooms
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A stunning four bedroom semi detached period house ofering over 2100 sq ft of well balanced living and entertaining space. Luxury master suite, Three further
bedrooms, Ensuite shower room, Family bathroom, 24x16 Reception room, Bespoke fully integrated kitchen/dining room, Utility room, Private 40 south/west facing
landscaped garden, Under foor heating, Air conditioning, Bespoke built in furniture. Close proximity to local shops and numerous transport.
BURNABY GARDENS, W4 1,750,000
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Fully ftted open plan kitchen, Family bathroom, Ensuite shower room, Leasehold. Situated in the quiet cul-de-sac end of Berrymede Road within walking distance of
Chiswick Park and Turnham Green Tube Stations as well as the extensive shopping facilities on Chiswick High Road.
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Tel 020 8747 8800 Fax 020 8995 7275
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WHITMAN June.indd 2 10/05/2013 11:02
A well presented four bedroom period family house with west facing garden ideally situated in this quiet residential cul de sac road close to all amenities. Master
bedroom with ensuite shower room, Three further double bedrooms, White bathroom suite, Fully integrated kitchen/breakfast room, Private west facing garden.
Located within close proximity of Chiswick (main line) Station, Chiswick House Grounds, The River Thames and local shopping facilities along Fauconberg Parade.
COMPTON CRESCENT, W4
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A unique opportunity to purchase this period property ideally located of Chiswick High Road with the added beneft of a private 35 south/west facing garden. Two
double bedrooms, Large loft, Bathroom, Utility, 26Through reception room, 17 Fully ftted kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom, Private 34 south/west facing garden.
Situated moments from Turnham Green Station and the extensive shopping and restaurant facilities on Chiswick High Road. No chain.
ELLIOTT ROAD, W4
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5- 7 Turnham Green Terrace, Chi swi ck, London, W4 1RG
Tel 020 8747 8800 Fax 020 8995 7275
Emai l i nfo@whi tmanandco. com Websi te www. whi tmanandco. com
A beautifully presented four bedroom family house situated within this popular residential road. Four bedrooms, Two bathrooms, Two reception rooms, Kitchen with
dining area, Cloakroom, Spacious garden to rear and side. Within walking distance of Chiswick High road with its extensive restaurant and shopping facilities. Local
transport link include Turnham Green tube station, numerous local bus routes with vehicular access via A4/M4 to Central London and Heathrow
RUGBY ROAD, W4 1,150,000
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An immaculately presented riverside town house with commanding river views from all principal rooms. Four bedrooms, Luxury bathroom, Wet room, First foor dual
aspect 22 reception room with riverside balcony, Fully integrated kitchen, Large entrance hall, Cloakroom, Second reception room, Garage, Of street parking, Private
56 south west facing landscaped garden leading onto 17 Riverside deck, Additional Communal Riverside gardens. Close proximity numerous transport facilities.
CHISWICK STAITHE, W4 1,420,000
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P R O P E R T Y
SHOWCASE
RIVERDALE GARDENS, TW1
1,495,000
Tis immaculately fnished,
5 bedroom family home ofers
c.2200sqft of well balanced living
accommodation. Te property
boasts a striking 39ft reception
room and a modern kitchen leading
onto a 90ft garden. To the frst foor
there are three double bedrooms
and a single bedroom with an
en-suite shower room to the master.
Tere is a further family bathroom
whilst the upper foor ofers a
further two double bedrooms and
shower room.
020 8744 0101; chasebuchanan.co.uk
ST MARYS MEWS, W5
PLOT 3: 1,265,000,
PLOT 6 : 1,385,000
Situated within a haven of tranquility,
the Mews houses are set over three
foors and range between 1,616 sqft and
2,454 sqft. Te generous living space
comprising of open plan kitchen, living
and dining rooms and two further
reception rooms to the lower and ground
foors. Many of the bedrooms have
balconies, with en-suite bathrooms
in the master suite. Te Mews also
provides the rare opportunity for
landscaped gardens and dedicated
of-street parking.
020 8567 2242; rolfe-east.com
AGATE ROAD, W6
PRICE ON APPLICATION
Tis fabulous 5/6 bedroom end of
terrace family house is in excellent
order throughout. Te property boasts
generous living space, with two
reception rooms and an open plan
kitchen/breakfast room with sliding
doors on to the 35 walled garden.
Te frst foor has a 5th bedroom
and a wet room and to the front is
a formal reception room with the
master bedroom behind. Te second
foor has 2 double bedrooms and a
family bathroom. Te top foor has a
further double bedroom, an en suite
bathroom with under eaves storage.
020 7371 4171; fnlaybrewer.co.uk
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HARTINGTON ROAD, W4
A well proportioned family home located close to the River Thames, presented in good
decorative condition throughout and retaining many original features. Energy Rating: F.
6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden, off-street parking.
1,850,000 Freehold 020 8936 3982 chiswick@faronsutaria.co.uk
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FAIRLAWN AVENUE, W4
A substantial red brick Victorian terraced house spanning approx. 2,400 sq ft. Originally with six bedrooms
but currently has two spacious double reception rooms with high ceilings and a breakfast/dining room leading
to the kitchen. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms.
1,300,000 Freehold 020 8936 3982 chiswick@faronsutaria.co.uk
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A well proportioned family home located close to the River Thames, presented in good
decorative condition throughout and retaining many original features. Energy Rating: F.
6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, garden, off-street parking.
1,850,000 Freehold 020 8936 3982 chiswick@faronsutaria.co.uk
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HAZLITT ROAD, W14
A stylish apartment situated in the heart of West Kensington, close to the Westfield Shopping Centre and
High Street Kensington. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, double reception, garden.
875,000 Leasehold 020 8936 3985 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk
SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN, W12
A beautifully presented and immaculate apartment within this centrally located and popular mansion building.
Energy Rating: C. Bedroom, bathroom, shower room, double reception room.
575,000 Leasehold 020 8936 3985 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk
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HAZLITT ROAD, W14
A stylish apartment situated in the heart of West Kensington, close to the Westfield Shopping Centre and
High Street Kensington. Energy Rating: D. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, double reception, garden.
875,000 Leasehold 020 8936 3985 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk
SHEPHERDS BUSH GREEN, W12
A beautifully presented and immaculate apartment within this centrally located and popular mansion building.
Energy Rating: C. Bedroom, bathroom, shower room, double reception room.
575,000 Leasehold 020 8936 3985 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk
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FRITHVILLE GARDENS, W12
A substantial house of approx. 2,517 sq ft. boasting wood carvings, a York stone staircase and wrought iron
banisters. Energy Rating: E. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception, reception/dining room, garden, outhouse.
2,000,000 Freehold 020 8936 3985 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk
GODOLPHIN ROAD, W12
A charming house offering a wider than average, bay windowed double reception, two beautiful marble fire
places and high ceilings. Energy Rating: E. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 receptions, conservatory, garden.
1,250,000 Freehold 020 8936 3985 shepbush@faronsutaria.co.uk
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JAMES LESLIE
BRANCH MANAGER
020 8994 4111
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GOODWIN ROAD, W12
A ground f oor, garden maisonette of ering
f exible accommodation.
1994 price 110,000. Estimated price for 2013 385k.
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James Leslie looks through 30 years of property details, showing the outstanding
price increases since opening their office on Turnham Green Terrace in the 1980s.
Highlighting what a sound investment bricks and mortar can be.
P R O P E R T Y
HOUSES
SAFE
AS
GRAHAM ROAD, W4
A three bedroom, semi-detached house with three
reception rooms and patio garden.
1994 price 98,000. Estimated price for 2013 775k.
RYLETT ROAD, W12
A one bedroom fat with an enormous
landscaped garden.
1994 price 98,000. Estimated price for 2013 400k.
LEFROY ROAD, W12
A three bedroom terrace house, with loft conversion
and West facing garden.
1994 price 105,000. Estimated price for 2013 725k
AYLM
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1994 price 89,950. E
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CARLTON ROAD, W4
A detached, family house with three bedrooms,
two reception rooms and garden.
1994 price 110,000. Estimated price for 2013 800k.
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FOR SALE
AYLMER ROAD W12
475, 000 LEASEHOLD
Edwardian ground floor garden flat
2 double bedrooms
Bathroom
Reception room
Kitchen / dining room
Delightful garden
Own entrance
Long lease
717 sq ft / 67 sq m approx.
EPC E
FOR SALE
DORVILLE CRESCENT W6
495, 000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD
Brackenbury first floor flat
2 double bedrooms
Bathroom
Reception room
Kitchen/dining room
Split level layout
Close to Ravenscourt Park
Shared freehold
650 sq ft / 60 sq m approx.
EPC D
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WENDELL ROAD W12
GUIDE PRICE1, 000, 000 FREEHOLD
An Edwardian family house overlooking Wendell Park
4 double bedrooms
Family bathroom and shower room
Reception room
Kitchen/dining room
46 x 20 south facing garden
Original fireplaces
Good storage
1625 sq ft / 151 sq m approx.
EPC - D
FOR SALE
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BASSEIN PARK ROAD W12
GUIDE PRICE 1,750, 000 FREEHOLD
Elegantly proportioned Victorian family house
5 bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Cloakroom / utility
4 Reception rooms
Kitchen / dining room
Front and rear gardens
Good potential to extend
2528 sq ft / 235 sq m approx.
EPC E
FOR SALE
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must be the luckiest person to live in
such a beautiful part of England. Who
could ask for more than to start the day
with a walk along the River Tames
with our dogs Oscar and Charlie. No
matter what the weather the river is
always active with wildlife and the movement
of the water is so delightful. We frst moved
to St. Margarets some 17 years ago and our
timing was perfect as we secured a house
on the sought after Trust Grounds. Te
property required extensive work and we
spent the frst four years working on the
property to create our family home. Tere
is such a community spirit on the Grounds
and the children have grown up with
many fabulous activities. Each year we are
entertained by the traditional sports day,
awesome freworks evenings with spectacular
displays, warm Christmas carols around the
trees and tea parties for the young and old
to enjoy. Its a real community and one that
has been supportive throughout the years.
As a family we have embraced all there is
to ofer in the area. From the wide open
spaces of Marble Hill Park, which abuts
the River and has the most lovely gallery, to
the wonderful Richmond Park, where we
regularly run, cycle or walk round, enjoying
the beautiful surroundings with Pen Ponds,
Izabella Plantation and much more. As a
company we have of ces covering a wide
IN THEIR
OWN WORDS
SUSAN FITZ-GIBBON, DIRECTOR, FITZ-GIBBON
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area of London. Our St. Margarets of ce
has a village feel which is slightly diferent
from the others. We are surrounded by the
most delightful local shops, ofering a variety
of wares from suit makers to our brilliant
local green grocery who has just about every
vegetable you could want. Tere are many
great cofee shops and despite being a village,
I think the last count was eight!
We are a sociable community and
enjoy meeting to talk and discuss all that is
happening! Twickenham Studios sits quietly
just of the High Street and there are many
famous people who live in the area who are
left alone to enjoy our lovely surroundings.
Even when Angelina Jolie popped into our
green grocers no one seemed to bat an eyelid,
despite the paparazzi following her! If all this
was not enough we have the beneft of living
but a short journey by train, underground
or car to allow us access to Central London,
where of course there is a positive plethora of
activity and the best of everything one could
wish for - we regularly visit the museums,
theatres, jazz clubs and restaurants, but
whatever is available in London, you cannot
beat the pleasure of walking along St.
Margarets High Street and talking to the
many friendly people who live in this very
special village.
0208 892 8921; ftzgibbon.co.uk

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www.jackson-stops.co.uk/london
Richmond Ofce:
Sales: +44(0)20 8940 6789
richmond@jackson-stops.co.uk
41 ofces covering the UK London: ofce 17c Curzon Street W1J 5HU
Richmond, TW10 650,000 Freehold
A charming and beautifully refurbished two bedroom cottage situated in the sought after area of The
Alberts. The property comes to the market with high quality wood ooring throughout; downstairs bathroom
and modern eat-in kitchen. Other benets include two double bedrooms and an east facing patio garden.
There is a scarcity of properties of this quality on the market so early viewings are recommended.
EPC Rating = D
Richmond Ofce: +44(0)20 8940 6789 richmond@jackson-stops.co.uk Fast Find AB52033
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Fast Find AB51810
Petersham, TW10 6,800 pcm
A spacious family home ideally located close to Richmond Park, Ham Common and The German School.
Generous sized double reception room. Dining room/conservatory. Fully tted kitchen with breakfast bar. Five
bedrooms. Four bathrooms. Brick summer house with own bathroom. South facing rear garden. Off street
parking. EPC Rating = D
JACKON STOPS-RICHMOND.June.indd 2 10/05/2013 10:32
BRENTHAM ESTATE
WHEN ONLY THE BEST IS GOOD
ENOUGH
875,000 Freehold
An exceedingly charming Brentham house dramati-
cally remodelled and extended by its Architect owner
into a stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom dream home
www.sintonhomes.com ESTATE AGENTS & SURVEYORS
MOUNT PARK
BY ROYAL DEMAND
A great opportunity to buy a fully detached 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom,
modern house in a peaceful, private cul-de-sac. In lovely condition and
ready to move into
849,950 Freehold
BY KEW BRIDGE
TALES OF THE RIVERBANK
Relax and chill out on the south facing balcony overlooking the river, just
one of the many features of this spacious 1st oor 2 bedroom 2 bathroom
modern apartment, with large south facing lounge and secure parking
499,950 Long lease
www.sintonhomes.com / 020 8566 1990 / 8 Springbridge Road, Ealing Broadway, London W5 2AA
Sinton Andrews June.indd 2 10/05/2013 10:36
THE PARK VIEW ROAD 3,250,000 FREEHOLD
SEEING IS BELIEVING
An important opportunity to acquire a classic and handsome residence in Ealings premier location. This unique house was designed by a renowned
architect in the style of a small country estate. Approached via a long private drive and standing in a delicious south facing garden of about acre
With 2 double garages and a heated pool Meticulously maintained by our client for 35 years as their much loved family home and offering boundless
potential to extend and configure to your own designs.
Sinton Andrews June.indd 3 10/05/2013 10:38
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PROFILE
MOVING IN
INTERIOR INSPIRATION

Susan Fitz-Gibbon,
Director of
Fitz-Gibbon,
020 8892 8921.
Tis is an interesting
one as I love interior
design and do it as a
hobby. I really enjoy mix and matching
from traditional shops such as India
Jane in Richmond and Jenny Blanc in
Teddington. Both of which have the most
amazing selection of furnishings.
P R O P E R T Y
LOCAL STREET

Philip Wooller,
Director of Philip
Wooller,
020 8811 2929.
In the early 1800s
the large gardens of
Ashchurch Grove
were covered with fruit trees. Tis
provided fresh produce that could be
transported rapidly into the capital.
Hence Te Orchard pub on the corner
of Ashchurch Grove.
LOCAL HANGOUT
Jason Godfray,
Branch Manager of
Barnard Marcus,
020 8995 2345.
Jamie Olivers restaurant
Union Jacks, ofers some
light relief to the diners
of Chiswick. Teir traditionally english
menu has a quirky twist and the decor
provides a haven to escape into another
time. With an electric atmosphere its a
wonderful addition to the High Road.
FACT

Joseph Murphy, Sales
Director of Orchards,
020 8995 9797.
William Hogarth bought
Hogarth House at the age
of 52 when he was already
a famous and established
artist. He was regarded as being somewhat
unruly in his way of thinking due the changes he
wanted to make about the style of art practiced
at that time. He considered this to be his place of
peace on the Tames.
TIME OUT

Matt Tompson,
Associate Director of
Featherstone Leigh,
020 8994 6567.
With its abundance of
beauty salons, hairstylists,
nail bars and boutiques,
life in Chiswick must be exhausting for my
wife Rachel. As a chap, I feel a little hard
done by with just two menswear shops on the
High Road. Tis said, I can usually fnd what
im looking for at both L.A and American Pie.

KIDS
Gary Sinton, Director of
Sinton Andrews,
020 8566 1990 .
Tere is nowhere better
to get some air into the
kids lungs than a visit to
Brent Lodge Park, known
locally as Bunny Park. Tere is a lovely park
and also an animal centre where they get a
hands on experience with a wide variety of
small and medium sized animals. A fun day
out for the whole family to enjoy.
NOTHINGS BETTER THAN THE INSIDE SCOOP.
LOCAL AGENTS GIVE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS...
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020 8994 7096 chiswick@winkworth.co.uk
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OARE, WILTSHIRE 2,750,000 FREEHOLD
An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House
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
include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and
brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space.
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
BRYHER HOUSE, WALPOLE GARDENS, W4 425 PER WEEK
A newly refurbished two bedroom apartment located moments from Turnham Green and the amenities of Chiswick High Road. The
property benets from two double bedrooms with built in storage, reception room with wooden ooring, modern fully tted kitchen and
bathroom and private balcony. Available End of May
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75 Goldhawk Road,
Shepherd's Bush,
London W12 8EH
sales@kerrandco.com
www.kerrandco.com www.kerrandco.com

020 8743 1166



020 8743 1166
A charming flat fronted Victorian terraced house offering flexible
accommodation over three floors. The current owners have
refurbished the house over recent years and there is further
potential to increase the property to the rear subject to the
granting of planning permission. In brief the accommodation
provides three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, utility room,
dual aspect reception room, study, large kitchen/dining room
and a delightful mature rear garden.
Lime Grove, W12 1,200,000 FH
Richford Street, W6 1,250,000 FH
Greenside Road, W12 800,000 FH
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A stylish apartment on the
upper floors of this Victorian
house providing a dual aspect
reception room with open plan
kitchen, a utility room, master
bedroom suite, three further
bedrooms and a family
bathroom. The property
benefits from excellent storage
space, fantastic natural light
and is situated on one of
Shepherds Bushs premier
residential roads.
A spacious four double
bedroom, two bathroom family
house offering excellent family
accommodation and fantastic
rear garden. The house retains
many period features and
oozes charm throughout. There
is scope, subject to planning
permission, to enlarge the
property into the loft space,
side return area of the garden
and cellar.
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75 Goldhawk Road,
Shepherd's Bush,
London W12 8EH
sales@kerrandco.com
www.kerrandco.com www.kerrandco.com

020 8743 1166



020 8743 1166
A charming flat fronted Victorian terraced house offering flexible
accommodation over three floors. The current owners have
refurbished the house over recent years and there is further
potential to increase the property to the rear subject to the
granting of planning permission. In brief the accommodation
provides three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, utility room,
dual aspect reception room, study, large kitchen/dining room
and a delightful mature rear garden.
Lime Grove, W12 1,200,000 FH
Richford Street, W6 1,250,000 FH
Greenside Road, W12 800,000 FH
20
YEARS
OFSTERLING
SERVICE
CELEBRATING
Share of
A stylish apartment on the
upper floors of this Victorian
house providing a dual aspect
reception room with open plan
kitchen, a utility room, master
bedroom suite, three further
bedrooms and a family
bathroom. The property
benefits from excellent storage
space, fantastic natural light
and is situated on one of
Shepherds Bushs premier
residential roads.
A spacious four double
bedroom, two bathroom family
house offering excellent family
accommodation and fantastic
rear garden. The house retains
many period features and
oozes charm throughout. There
is scope, subject to planning
permission, to enlarge the
property into the loft space,
side return area of the garden
and cellar.
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NEITHER DO WE.
WE ARE NOW OPEN
IN CHISWICK.
A smart new look, combined with the fact that we
are available from 8am10pm everyday, and
are investing millions in marketing, helps us ensure
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homes.
Call us on 020 8747 8601 for a free valuation
or come and visit our new ofce at:
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Finished to the highest standard, this apartment is located in a popular area,
perfectly located for easy access to some of the best shopping and eating
opportunities from Chiswick High Roads cafs, restaurants and exquisite
shops.
Striking contemporary apartment offering sophisticated riverside living. Enjoy
the seasons and explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at
the worlds most famous garden; Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.
CHISWICK, W4 350 PW
KEW BRIDGE, W4 500 PW
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CHISWICK 020 8747 8093 Ref: FJL0004 | EPC D
CHISWICK 020 8747 8093 Ref: Chiswick| EPC B
A luxury, 3 bedroom, semi-detached home in a quiet, private development
near to the River Thames. It is decorated to a high standard and has extensive
entertaining space, a private, decked garden, plus a garage with off-street
parking for 4 cars and no onward chain.
LANGHAM PLACE, CHISWICK, W4 850,000
CHISWICK 020 8747 8601 Ref: FJL035900004 | EPC D
A magnicent, fully renovated, 8 bedroom Georgian residence of historic
importance, bordering Osterley Park and convenient for M4/M25. With
extensive entertaining space, exquisite period features and a total of 5505sq.ft.
The 192ft rear garden also has planning permission for a 1 bedroom/reception/
bathroom garden room.
NORWOOD GREEN ROAD, UB2 P.O.A
CHISWICK 020 8747 8601 Ref: FJL035900001 | EPC E
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THE DREAM
BEDFORD ROAD,W4
5,750,000 F/H
Tis detached six bedroom house was
designed by Norman Shaw and sits on a
corner plot in a large mature garden close
to Turnham Green. Te original house has
been sensitively extended and ofers c.5,298
sqft of accommodation. Tis includes an
indoor swimming pool and a self contained
one bedroom fat as well as six bedrooms,
three bathrooms, two reception rooms, study,
kitchen/dining room and a double garage.
020 8995 9394; johndwood.co.uk
BURNABY GARDENS, W4
1,750,000 F/H
A stunning four bedroom semi detached, period house ofering
over 2100 sqft of well-balanced living and entertaining space.
Te property boasts a luxury master suite with ensuite shower
room, three further bedrooms and family bathroom. Tere is a
24x16 reception room, a fully integrated, bespoke kitchen/dining
room, utility room, and private 40 south/west facing landscaped
garden. Te property also benefts from under foor heating, air
conditioning and bespoke built in furniture. Situated within close
proximity to local shops and numerous transport links.
020 8747 8800; whitmanandco.com
WHITEHALL GARDENS, W4
1,195,000 F/H
A beautiful double fronted house presented in immaculate condition
with a large west facing garden. Te property, due to its width,
has two reception rooms either side of the hallway and a fantastic
kitchen/dining/reception room at the back with doors leading to the
garden with a large shed. Te four bedrooms and three bathrooms
are arranged over the upper two foors. Ideally situated close to the
Chiswick Mainline station, the River Tames and the A316 for
routes in and out of central London.
020 8994 6567; featherstoneleigh.co.uk
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Coverdale Road, Shepherds Bush, W12
A truly superb ve bedroom property benetting from fabulous living and entertaining space presented in
immaculate condition and boasting chic and modern design throughout. Further benets of this property
include excellent cellar storage, fantastic private roof terrace and Shepherds Bush Market underground station is
within walking distance.
1,500.00 per week
AWA R D
WI NNI NG
7 Station Parade, Ealing Common, London, W5 3LD Tel: 020 3675 0059 sales@orchardsoondon.com
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Esmond Road, Chiswick, W4
This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a charming ve bedroom family home with stunning period features
and a delightful private garden. Esmond Road is situated in the popular Bedford Park area within easy reach of
the boutiques, bars and restaurants along Chiswick High Road.
1,259,950
Alwyn Avenue, Chiswick, W4
A four bedroom family home boasting period features and a beautiful private garden. Alwyn Avenue is located
moments from boutiques, bars and restaurants along Chiswick High Road. Chiswick Park and Turnham Green
underground stations are within walking distance. Motorists will benet from excellent access to the M4/A4.
1,499,950
THE ORCHARDS OF LONDON DIFFERENCE
www.orchardsoondon.com Tel: 020 3675 0050 171 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2DR
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AWA R D
WI NNI NG
Bradley House, Upham Park Road, Chiswick, W4 1,250.00 per week
A stunning four bedroom family home which has been nished to an exceptional standard, benetting from secure
underground parking and contemporary living. Upham Park Road is ideally situated just moments from Chiswick
High Road and Turnham Green Terrace with transport links Turnham Green tube station and A4/M4 within easy
reach.
Fraser Street, Chiswick, W4 795.00 per week
A stunning three bedroom house located in the ever popular Glebe Estate area of Chiswick. Fraser Street is
conveniently situated just a short stroll from the many boutiques, bars an restaurants on Chiswick High Road.
Nearest transport links include Turnham Green underground station.
7 Station Parade, Ealing Common, London, W5 3LD Tel: 020 3675 0059 sales@orchardsoondon.com
ORCHARDS.June.indd 4 10/05/2013 11:12
Gordon Road, Ealing, W13
A fantastic opportunity to purchase a fabulous ve bedroom semi detached family home in Ealing benetting
from two modern kitchens and generous size rooms set across three oors. Gordon Road is located within
walking distance to a wealth of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants along Ealing Broadway.
1,039,950
Twyford Avenue, Acton, W3
A truly fabulous extended six bedroom family home laid out over three oors offered to the market in superb
condition throughout, benetting from three bathrooms and off street parking. The nearest transport links in-
clude Ealing Common and West Acton underground stations
1,150,000
www.orchardsoondon.com Tel: 020 3675 0050 171 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2DR
ORCHARDS.June.indd 5 10/05/2013 11:13
North Common Road, Ealing, W5
Orchards of London are proud to present one of the most exclusive apartments available in Ealing Broadway.
This unique three bedroom apartment boasts an enormous reception area and kitchen, private driveway and
a stunning conservatory with bi-folding doors leading onto a 220ft landscaped garden. This desirable address
overlooks the beautiful open spaces of Ealing Common.
900.00 per week
Ealing Common, London, W5
A truly spectacular six bedroom semi-detached family home brimming with period features with a large private
garden in a fantastic location on the borders of Acton/Ealing. The road benets from excellent transport links
and a varied selection of local amenities, with Ealing Common underground station only a short walk away.
1,315.00 per week
THE ORCHARDS OF LONDON DIFFERENCE
AWA R D
WI NNI NG
7 Station Parade, Ealing Common, London, W5 3LD Tel: 020 3675 0059 sales@orchardsoondon.com
171 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 2DR Tel: 020 3675 0050 www.orchardsoondon.com
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LUXURIOUS
LETTINGS
P R O P E R T Y
DETAILS
6,800 pcm
CONTACT
Jackson-Stops & Staff
020 8940 0066;
jackson-stops.co.uk
LAUDERDALE
DRIVE,
TW10
sized bedrooms and four modern
bathrooms. A further feature of the
house is the self-contained brick
summer house in the garden, which
comes with its own bathroom.
The beautiful South facing garden
is of particular note, with its decked
area leading from the conservatory
to a lawned area and measuring
approximately 100ft in total.
e are delighted to
market this spacious
and beautifully
presented family
home in Petersham.
The property is ideally located
on a highly desirable residential
road in this sought after area. It is
positioned within close proximity to
the well regarded German School,
as well as the scenic open spaces of
Richmond Park and Ham Common.
The property offers a generous sized
double reception room with a feature
replace and wooden ooring,
which leads to the dining room and
a light and airy conservatory; ideal
for entertaining. In addition, there
is a stylish fully-tted kitchen with a
wide range of units and a breakfast
bar. Upstairs, there are ve good
W
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BROOK GREEN
138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD W6
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 7371 4171
BROOK GREEN
138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD W6
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 7371 4171
HAMMERSMITH GROVE W6
5 BEDROOMS

DOUBLE RECEPTION

KITCHEN
3 BATHROOMS

UTILITY

90 GARDEN

EPC RATING E 39
GUIDE 2,800 PW / 12,133 PCM
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BROOK GREEN
138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD W6
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 7371 4171
BROOK GREEN
138 SHEPHERDS BUSH ROAD W6
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 7371 4171
STERNDALE ROAD W14
6 BEDROOMS

1ST FL RECEPTION

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/CONSERVATOR Y

RECEPTION 2
DINING ROOM

3 BAT HROOMS (1 EN SUITE)

SHOWER ROOM * UTILITY ROOM

24 X 21 GARDEN

EPC RAT ING D 64


PRICE ON APPLICATION FREEHOLD
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ASKEW ROAD
113 ASKEW ROAD W12
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 8749 7719
ASKEW ROAD
113 ASKEW ROAD W12
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 8749 7719
STOWE ROAD W12
3 / 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS

3 RECEPTIONS

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM

2 BATHROOMS
SHOWER ROOM

UTILITY / CLOAK ROOM



EAVES STORAGE

FRONT & REAR GARDEN

EPC RATING D 56
GUIDE 1.485M FREEHOLD
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ASKEW ROAD
113 ASKEW ROAD W12
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 8749 7719
ASKEW ROAD
113 ASKEW ROAD W12
L O C A L . I N D E P E N D E N T . I N V O L V E D
020 8749 7719
SEDGEFORD ROAD W12
4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS

2 RECEPTIONS

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

FAMILY BATHROOM
EN-SUITE BATHROOM

UTILITY / CLOAK ROOM

58 GARDEN

EAVES STORAGE

EPC RATING E 51
FREEHOLD GUIDE 1.150M
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P R O P E R T Y
Most satisfying transaction Ive had...
Its hard to pick just one, but its always
satisfying when we are able to provide a
smooth service for the sale of a property.
We have just done this in Netheravon
Road for probate purposes.
Most interesting property Ive been
involved with... One winter evening I
had a lady actually run out of a house in
Barrowgate Road because it had a bad
feeling. A little investigation turned up
a dark, dark history from the early 1900s.
Te property Id most like on the
books is... I should have an outstanding
opportunity for someone to buy a
wonderful property near Chiswick
House. It will need a lot of work, possibly
demolition, but it will be on the market
this summer.
020 8995 3076; swornandco.com

PROPERTY FOCUS
Stephen Hardy, Sales Manager at Sworn & Co
PROPERTY NEWS
A group of nine Lettings Managers
and Directors from the Hamptons
Internationals South West London
Lettings region slept rough in a cold
empty Earlsfeld warehouse. On 26th
April the team took part in Te Big
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Issue Foundation. Te highlight was
a panel discussion with vendors who
explained how the Big Issues philosophy
of A hand up not a hand-out has
helped them get their lives back on track.
Rosanna Caldwell, Regional Lettings
Director said: Of course it doesnt
compare to what 1000s of people in
London experience every night but it
gave us a taste of what that life is like and
enabled us to show our support, channel
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A LOST HOUR...
For those fortunate enough to have the
luxury of an hour, I would say the High
Road Brasserie is the place to be. Here
you can read your book or paper in peace
and enjoy people watching yet you are still
in the midst of everything.
BEST KEPT SECRET...
Grove Park Deli is a well known haunt for locals, Janice and her team make
a steak sandwich that should win awards!
STYLISH
BOUTIQUE...
Marmalade is no ordinary
boutique, its a haven for all
your jewelry requirements.
If you have a special
occasion in mind i.e. a
wedding, an engagement
you are planning or even
just to spoil yourself this
the place to go.
THE MOST FABULOUS COCKTAIL IS...
For this occasion you need a friend or two and you need a whole afternoon to indulge
your senses. Sams Brasserie is the place to go and the cocktail of the hour would
defnitely have to be the Butterscotch Martini.
FAVOURITE
RESTAURANT...
One needs to experience
Annies to understand
why it is the place to
go. It is an institution of
good food, good wine,
fabulous cocktails and
evenings to remember.
Absolutely

MOST
FABULOUS
PROPERTY...
A truly exquisite fve bedroom double fronted
family home presented to the market in
fabulous condition throughout located in a
desirable residential address. Tis property
benefts from stylish interiors, of street parking
and fantastic entertaining space. Chesterfeld
Road, W4, 2,750,000.
JOSEPH MURPHY,
SALES DIRECTOR,
ORCHARDS OF LONDON,
020 8995 9797;
ORCHARDSOFLONDON.COM
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W4

Competition amongst buyers is highest


in the 1.5m to 2m price bracket, where
buyers can get a 2,000 sqft Victorian
family house for less than 2m a rarity
so close to central London. As a result,
we are achieving record prices for these
premium properties and the price per
square foot is being pushed above 1,000
in many cases. Indeed, we have just
recently sold a three-bedroom house on
Milson Road for 1,044 per square foot
to a buyer originally registered with our
Notting Hill of ce. Despite the local
price increases, they saw Brook Green
as ofering comparatively great value.
So far this year, almost 30% of our sales
have been to buyers registered with our
Notting Hill, Holland Park, Fulham and

North Kensington of ces. Compared


to other areas of London, Brook Green
hasnt had the same level of interest from
foreign investors. However, the area is
starting to attract an increasing number
of foreign nationals, who have perhaps
spent the last year or two renting in
nearby areas of London and decided
to settle in Brook Green, where the
transport links into central London
ofer a great, more afordable alternative.
After 36 viewings for a property on St
Dunstans Road, it was an Italian cash-
buyer who had been renting locally
who snapped up the house for the full-
asking price.
020 7605 7760; marshandparsons.co.uk
MARKET ROUND-UP
Paul Price, Associate Director and Sales
Manager, Marsh & Parsons, Brook Green
Chiswick remains one of the top
destinations in West London. It is highly
sought after and potential residents dont
have the luxury of time in fnding their
dream home with heavy competition
for limited available properties. Tere
is little indication that demand for this
area is slowing, multiple ofers for the
same property and above asking price
ofers remain a common occurrence.
Tis not only benefts Chiswick itself
but bordering areas are also seeing value
increases. A desirable location is still
Poets Corner in Acton, just north of
Chiswick. Tere are lots of families and
the properties are a good investment.
020 8748 3630; bushells.com
Stuart Balfr, Sales Manager, Bushells ,Chiswick
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Colet Gardens, W14, 1,499,950, Freehold
A wonderful four double bedroom family home presented in excellent condition and located in Brook Green . This stunning property is
located on a quiet residential street, the house is arranged over four oors and offers a spacious double reception with wooden oors and
feature re place, eat in kitchen to the rear with access to west facing garden. The basement offers a utility room. Upstairs there are four
double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Freehold. EPC C
Hammersmith Ofce

0208 563 0123

hammersmith@bushells.com
Acton Balham Bloomsbury Battersea Camden Clapham Dulwich Fulham Hammersmith Islington West Hampstead
Ofces throughout central London
Acton Balham Bloomsbury Battersea Camden Clapham Dulwich Fulham Hammersmith Islington West Hampstead
Hammersmith Grove, W6, 475,000, Leasehold
Located on the sought after boarders of Brackenbury Village , this charming two bedroom matured garden at offers generous living space.
The at boasts a stylish open plan kitchen with smart and well-presented dcor throughout. Great location for local shops and transport
links. EPC D
Hammersmith Ofce

0208 563 0123

hammersmith@bushells.com
Bushells June.indd 2 10/05/2013 11:23
Acton Balham Bloomsbury Battersea Camden Clapham Dulwich Fulham Hammersmith Islington West Hampstead
bushells.com
Nemoure Road, W3 465,000, Freehold
A stunning ground oor period conversion in excellent condition located on a popular quiet road. This charming property offers a wonderful
reception room with replace and bay window, fully tted kitchen, two spacious double bedrooms, family bathroom and access onto a
beautiful private garden. Further benets from a large cellar and high ceilings throughout. Freehold EPC E
Acton Balham Bloomsbury Battersea Camden Clapham Dulwich Fulham Hammersmith Islington West Hampstead
Acton Ofce

0208 993 6767

acton@bushells.com
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Bedford Park
020 8994 5432
Chiswick
020 8995 2345
Ealing
020 8579 5050
Hammersmith
020 8748 4256
Holland Park
020 7221 5455
West Kensington
020 7603 1384
Four Bedrooms
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a rare to market, beautifully presented, semi-detached, four bedroom, two bathroom house with a west facing
garden and no onward chain in one of Chiswicks most sought after locations. This charming property boasts a spacious reception room with high
ceilings and feature replace and bay window overlooking Woodstock Road. EPC Rating - F
Two Bathrooms
West Facing Garden
Woodstock Road, W41,200,000
Bedford Park ofce: 45 Turnham Garden Terrace, W4 1RG
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Two Double Bedrooms
A truly amazing and extremely unique two double bedroom garden apartment in one of Bedford Parks most desirable locations. The apartment
is superbly presented and has been entirely refurbished including a newly ftted eat-in kitchen and is set within an impressive semi-detached
Bedford Park house. The property further benefts from a private west facing garden. EPC Rating D
Two Reception Private Garden
Priory Avenue, W41,300,000 Bedford Park offce: 45 Turnham Garden Terrace, W4 1RG
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Bedford Park
020 8994 5432
Chiswick
020 8995 2345
Ealing
020 8579 5050
Hammersmith
020 8748 4256
Holland Park
020 7221 5455
West Kensington
020 7603 1384
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Aldensley Road, W6 Freehold 1,000,000
South facing garden
A superb family home with period features throughout, located in the heart of Hammersmiths popular Brackenbury Village. The property benets
from a south facing garden, large through-lounge/dining area with gas replace, bright eat-in kitchen and three generous bedrooms with a loft
room and potential for a side return extension (STPP). EPC Rating - F
Period property Brackenbury Village
Hammersmith ofce: 172 King Street, W6 0QU
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Addison Gardens, W142,500,000 Freehold
Five Bedrooms
A magnicent Victorian style family home arranged over four oors located in one of the most sought after residential roads of W14, close to local
amenities including shops, restaurants and transport links. Accommodation comprises ve bedrooms, two reception rooms, utility room, kitchen/
diner, two bathrooms, guest cloakroom, a rear garden and at roof terrace. EPC rating - E
Private Garden Roof Terrace
West Kensington ofce: 66 - 68 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PH
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Bedford Park
020 8994 5432
Chiswick
020 8995 2345
Ealing
020 8579 5050
Hammersmith
020 8748 4256
Holland Park
020 7221 5455
West Kensington
020 7603 1384
St Matthews Road, W5 1,200,000 Freehold
Four Double Bedrooms
A chance to own one of Ealings most desirable properties in a fantastic location. The house is set over four levels giving generous living space,
including large kitchen/diner and a stunning lounge overlooking Ealing Common. The property is spacious, bright and airy and presented in good
order throughout including four well-proportioned bedrooms.
Newly Refurbished Superb Location
Ealing ofce: 55 The Mall, W5 3TA
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HAMMERSMITH, SHEPHERDS BUSH
& FULHAM, HOW HAVE THE AREAS
PERFORMED 20082012?
CHART 1 & 2
Unlike most areas of D&G (S/W)
land* during 20082012, lack of credit/
mortgage finance has not impacted on
capital values.

Capital values have risen across all unit
sizes, as housing equity/capital has
been re-deployed from other areas.
Family houses have risen much faster
than flats (in Hammersmith it is the
school catchment areas that have
particularly outperformed).
In both areas 2 bedroom flats have
risen faster in value than 1 bedroom
flats (1 bedroom flats in Fulham
have underperformed versus
Hammersmith).
AREA SPECI FI C I NVESTMENT RESEARCH
RENTAL YIELDS
PSF
Source: D&G
KEY CONTACT GEORGE FRANKS
DIRECTOR OF SALES020 7801 3313
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CHART 3
Yields on houses in both areas
are currently at levels seen in
Prime Central London (Chelsea,
Kensington, Knightsbridge).
Given that both areas have seen very
strong capital growth, current rental
yields are still respectable at above
4% for fats.
Rents in Fulham, which were the
frst to soften in D&G (S/W) land
during 2012, are showing signs of
frming in 2013.
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
1 Bedroom Flats 2 Bedroom Flats 3 Bedroom Houses 4 Bedroom Houses
Chart 2
Hammersmith &
Shepherds Bush:
Annualised Capital
Growth between
Dec09Dec12
Source: D&G
2.5%
2.0%
1.5%
1.0%
0.5%
0.0%
3.5%
3.0%
4.5%
4.0%
5.0%
1 Bedroom Flats 2 Bedroom Flats 3 Bedroom Houses 4 Bedroom Houses
Chart 3
Rental Yields in
Fulham,
Hammersmith &
Shepherds Bush
Dec12
Source: D&G
Hammersmith &
Shepherds Bush
Fulham
D&G (S/W) Land: Fulham, Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush, East Putney, West Putney, Southields, Wandsworth,
Battersea Park, Battersea, Balham, Clapham, Pimlico & Westminster
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25%
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15%
10%
5%
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1 Bedroom Flats 2 Bedroom Flats 3 Bedroom Houses 4 Bedroom Houses
Chart 1
Fulham:
Annualised Capital
Growth between
Dec08Dec12
Source: D&G
2.5%
2.0%
1.5%
1.0%
0.5%
0.0%
3.5%
3.0%
4.5%
4.0%
5.0%
1 Bedroom Flats 2 Bedroom Flats 3 Bedroom Houses 4 Bedroom Houses
Chart 3
Rental Yields in
Fulham,
Hammersmith &
Shepherds Bush
Dec12
Source: D&G
Hammersmith &
Shepherds Bush
Fulham
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1,325,000 Freehold
Brackenbury Road W6
Situated in the heart of Brackenbury Village this is
a fantastic family home.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception
room, Kitchen, South-west facing garden, EPC: D.
Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Sales Office
020 8563 7100
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1,195,000 Freehold
Greenside Road W12
A very light and well-proportioned property on
this popular tree-lined street.
3 bedrooms, Bathroom, Double reception room,
Kitchen/family room, 21ft garden, EPC: E.
Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Sales Office
020 8563 7100
hammsales@dng.co.uk
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425,000 Share of Freehold
Avonmore Road W14
A delightful and light garden flat close to West
Kensington underground station.
Double bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room,
Kitchen, Balcony, West-facing garden, EPC: C.
Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Sales Office
020 8563 7100
hammsales@dng.co.uk
1,150,000 Freehold
Percy Road W12
This absolutely stunning four bedroom house is
presented in immaculate order throughout.
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Reception room,
Kitchen/breakfast room, Garden, EPC: E.
Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Sales Office
020 8563 7100
hammsales@dng.co.uk
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975 per week Unfurnished
Brackenbury Road W6
A superb four bedroom family house situated in the heart of
Brackenbury Village.
4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Double reception room, Kitchen/
breakfast room, Cloakroom, Patio garden, Roof terrace, EPC: E.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
615 per week Furnished
Avonmore Road W14
A beautifully presented two bedroom flat which has been finished
to a high standard throughout.
2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room,
Kitchen, Balcony, EPC C.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
695 per week Unfurnished
Iffley Road W6
A lovely Victorian mid-terraced family house, perfectly positioned
close to the renowned local schools.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Double reception room, Eat-in kitchen,
Study room, Utility room, Patio garden, EPC D.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
550 per week Unfurnished
Carthew Road W6
A delightful two bedroom terraced house in this quiet residential
road in Brackenbury Village.
2 bedrooms, Bathroom, Double reception room, Kitchen, Garden,
EPC: E.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
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515 per week Part furnished
Sinclair Road W14
A wonderful light and bright newly refurbished second floor flat in
this popular residential street.
2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Open plan reception room/
kitchen, Available now, EPC D.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
365 per week Unfurnished
Hazlitt Road W6
A lovely two bedroom flat in a great location close to Kensington
Olympia.

2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Reception room, Kitchen, Utility/
cloakroom, EPC: D.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
495 per week Unfurnished
Overstone Road W6
A large and quiet two double bedroom, split-level flat in this
sought after street near Hammersmith Broadway.
2 double bedrooms, Bathroom, Double reception room, Kitchen,
Garden, Good storage, EPC: D.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
315 per week Furnished
Aldensley Road W6
A fantastic one bedroom flat in the heart of Brackenbury Village.
Double bedroom, Bathroom, Reception room,
Eat-in kitchen, EPC: D.
Hammersmith Lettings Office 020 8563 4422
hammlets@dng.co.uk
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A
n amazing opportunity to acquire
this upgraded and modernised
fve bedroom family house on one
of Chiswicks premier residential
streets. Te house is ofered in
excellent condition throughout
and no expense has been spared
in creating the perfect balance in living
space and bedroom space. On the ground
foor there is a lovely and bright double
reception room with stripped wood foors
and plantation shutters. To the rear of the
house the kitchen and dining room lead
out to the rear garden. On the frst foor is
a very opulent master suite with dressing
area and large ensuite bathroom. Tere are a
further four bedrooms, two bathrooms and
P R O P E R T Y
DETAILS
Barrowgate Road, W4
1,999,000
CONTACT
Hamptons International,
020 8454 7237;hamptons.co.uk
shower room (ensuite) on the upper foors.
Located of Sutton Court Road, the house
is a moments drive to the A4/ M4 for access
into and out of London and Chiswick High
Road is a few minutes walk away by foot.
156
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the corporate letting company
Richmond Bridge
Development
An exceptonal 3rd oor at with lovely
views forming part of this eternally
popular riverside development. The at
has three bedrooms, a reted kitchen,
large living / dining room and two full
bathrooms. There is also underground
parking, a gym, porter and 24hr security.
EPC C.
5750pcm unfurnished.
020 8948 0444www.thecorporatelettingcompany.com62 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 IUF
Queens Road, Richmond
A beautfully presented family home
located with half a mile of Richmond
town centre. This ve bedroom, three
recepton room home has a large private
garden, ample o street parking and is
very tastefully decorated throughout.
EPC E.
5500pcm unfurnished
Church Road, Richmond
A superbly renovated, split level at
located a short walk from Richmond
staton and the town centre. The
layout of the at is designed to give
great exibility and the quality of the
nish is excellent. Two bedrooms, two
bathrooms, two living areas. EPC - D.
1975pcm unfurnished
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featherstoneleigh.co.uk
Wellesley Road, Chiswick
1,275,000
An immaculately presented Victorian
house, naturally arranged over three
floors and extended at the rear,
providing contemporary lateral living
space. Close to Strand on the Green
and the river. EPC = E.
t: 020 8994 6567
t: 020 8994 6567
Rothschild Road,
Chiswick
950,000
A well designed family house, in
beautiful condition, comprising a
wide double reception room and
large kitchen breakfast room leading
to a south facing landscaped garden.
EPC = D.
Chiswick
Hammersmith
West Kensington
Fulham
Chelsea
Battersea
Clapham
Putney
Barnes
Richmond
Kew
Sheen
Twickenham
Teddington
Kingston
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Whitehall Gardens, Chiswick
1,195,000
A beautiful double fronted house in immaculate condition
with a large west facing garden. The property has two
reception rooms either side of the hallway. EPC = D.
t: 020 8994 6567
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featherstoneleigh.co.uk
Wellesley Road, Chiswick
1,275,000
An immaculately presented Victorian
house, naturally arranged over three
floors and extended at the rear,
providing contemporary lateral living
space. Close to Strand on the Green
and the river. EPC = E.
t: 020 8994 6567
t: 020 8994 6567
Rothschild Road,
Chiswick
950,000
A well designed family house, in
beautiful condition, comprising a
wide double reception room and
large kitchen breakfast room leading
to a south facing landscaped garden.
EPC = D.
Chiswick
Hammersmith
West Kensington
Fulham
Chelsea
Battersea
Clapham
Putney
Barnes
Richmond
Kew
Sheen
Twickenham
Teddington
Kingston
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Whitehall Gardens, Chiswick
1,195,000
A beautiful double fronted house in immaculate condition
with a large west facing garden. The property has two
reception rooms either side of the hallway. EPC = D.
t: 020 8994 6567
Its our area...
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Devonport Road W12 1,650,000
This superb Victorian semi-detached house is located in this quiet tree lined street. The property is arranged over four floors
including a large open plan kitchen family room, a utility room, downstairs cloakroom and doors leading out to the rear garden.
The main reception is a beautiful room on the floor above, the study and an additional cloakroom can also be found on this
floor. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two terraces occupy the floors above. Freehold. EPC=E. Sole Agents.
BROOK GREEN: 020 7605 7760 sales.bkg@marshandparsons.co.uk
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Ormiston Grove W12 1,595,000
This elegant Victorian house, presented in excellent condition throughout, comprises a large reception room,
a spacious kitchen/dining room overlooking a west facing garden and a large reception room. The upper floors
boast a formal reception room, four double bedrooms and three bathrooms. Freehold. EPC=D. Sole Agents.
BROOK GREEN: 020 7605 7760 sales.bkg@marshandparsons.co.uk
Percy Road W12 1,495,000
A stunning family house has been cleverly configured to offer practical family living. Arranged over three floors the
accommodation comprises a double reception room, a superb kitchen/dining room leading out to the rear garden,
four double bedrooms, an impressive mezzanine study area and three bathrooms.Freehold. EPC=D
BROOK GREEN: 020 7605 7760 sales.bkg@marshandparsons.co.uk
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Dalling Road W6 1,100 per week
This Victorian family house is situated on one of Brackenbury Villages premier roads and offers well proportioned
accommodation arranged over three floors. The property features a stunning reception room, a fantastic kitchen/dining
room, a downstairs cloakroom, four double bedrooms, an office/dressing room and two bathrooms. EPC=F
BROOK GREEN: 020 7605 7760 lets.bkg@marshandparsons.co.uk
Warbeck Road W12 650 per week
Arranged over three floors this Victorian property boasts high ceilings, modern fixtures and fittings. The
accommodation comprises a large reception room with semi-open plan kitchen/dining space, including a master suite
and built in storage, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. EPC=D
BROOK GREEN: 020 7605 7760 lets.bkg@marshandparsons.co.uk

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