Achieving a better work/life balance in Teddington
Writes Mark Birch from Teddington lettings agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“I was watching a re-run of Grand Designs the other night with Kevin McCloud the presenter observing the highs and lows of the journey to fruition of a dream home and this got me thinking. If you cut out all the characters, the challenges and the architecture, the key reason the majority of people put themselves through all this is to get a better work/life balance.
“In today’s society, what better way is there to bring these balances closer than to work from home. We have just been instructed to let a property perfectly suited for this in Elmfield Avenue. Not only are you moments away from the shops/station but there is the convenience of off-street parking.
“This five bedroom house also boasts a comprehensive outbuilding which includes an en suite shower and bedding area, which the landlord purchased after reading about them in Homes & Gardens magazine.
“This makes a perfect work area, to be shut off when the day is done so you can then relax watching Grand Designs – rebalancing your work life balance at a lot less cost and stress than building your own dream house.”
For full details about the property, click here. It is available to rent at £2,450 per calendar month.
Property to rent Elmfield Avenue, Teddington
Grade II Listed property for sale in Esher
Writes Sam Ball from Weybridge estate agents Jackson-Stops and Staff:
“We are delighted to be able to offer to the market Clive House in Esher, a fantastic Grade II Listed property dating back to the mid 18th Century
“The house is believed to take its name from Baron Clive of Plassey, better known as Clive of India and has been beautifully refurbished as well as offering a wealth of original character features.
“Guide price is £2,450,000. For further information on this fantastic family home please contact a member of our experienced sales team in Weybridge on 01932 821160 or click here to view the property’s listing on our website.”
Grade II Listed property for sale in Esher
Olympic torch passes through Pimlico & Chelsea
This afternoon, the members of staff Pimlico estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff gathered on Chelsea Bridge to watch the passing of the Olympic torch on the penultimate day of its journey: what an experience!
The atmosphere was electric as chef and tri-athlete Tom Aikens – nominated in recognition of his extensive support and charitable work for Team 2012, the fundraising campaign for British athletes – completed his leg of the journey against the stunning backdrop of the River Thames and Battersea Power Station.
Tom was greeted by an excited crowd and showered with cheers and applause – this was truly a magical moment for all who were there and we, in the office, feel very lucky to have been a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
For properties lining the Olympic route, please call our Pimlico office on 020 7828 4050, or our Chelsea office on 020 7581 8431.
Olympic Torch going over Chelsea Bridge
Luxury house available to rent in St. George’s Hill, Weybridge
Weybridge estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a luxury home available for rent on the exclusive St. George’s Hill estate.
The property is set over four floors in around two acres of gardens of around two acres complete with extensive garaging and an indoor swimming pool complex.
There is also a studio annex comprising double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.
For full details, click here or contact Bea Piazza on 01932 859355.
Luxury house to rent in Weybridge
Soaking up the sun in Teddington & Barbados!
Writes Mark Birch from Teddington estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“In response to the Olympic Games and the scheduled Cycling Road Race plus Time Trail on the 28th/29th July and 1st August, Jackson Stops & Staff plus other business on the High Street are celebrating the international aspect of the Olympics by displaying the flags of the competing countries.
“We are displaying Guatemala, a magical and diverse South American country. Now may not currently be advertising any properties to sell in Guatemala but we do have a number of properties in the Caribbean through our International Department including a selection of houses in the Sugar Cane Ridge and Royal Westmoreland complex.
“Just imagine how it could be making Bob Marley’s lyrics a reality: Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright…….Chilling on the veranda having your own slice of paradise…………….. Enjoy the sunshine!”
Property for sale in Barbados!
Olympic Torch arrives in Kensington & Chelsea this Thursday
Writes Heidi Summers at Central London estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“The Olympic torch will come through the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this Thursday. Holland Park will be putting on a number of sporting and musical activities on the day including a choral fanfare by Opera Holland Park, accompanied by the City of London Sinfonia.
“And we are looking forward to getting a glimpse of the torch when it passes Holland Park Avenue at around 4.30pm – just moments from our office!”
For more information, click on this link.
Jackson Stops & Staff Holland Park
Olympic short lets available in Wimbledon
With the Olympics just days away, tennis fans are going to be treated to a double helping of Wimbledon this year. The famous venue will be hosting all the world’s best players just a few weeks after the annual Championship finished.
So if you can’t wait to see Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic et al in action on the lawns of London SW19, you’ll get two bites at the cherry this year.
And if you don’t want to miss a single minute of the action, Wimbledon estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a range of short term property lets available. Click here to see what is available or call our Church Road office on 020 8947 7351.
Looking for an exclusive property to buy in Chelsea?
Jamie Hope from Chelsea estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff writes:
“With the lack of property on the market at the moment, many buyers have come to us in order to tap into our buying expertise. In a tight market where many properties are sold off-market, a buying agent can add significant value in securing a property above other buyers or as cheaply as possible.
“Just today we have put a Knightsbridge flat under offer on behalf of a buyer despite stiff competition in the bidding. If you are looking for the most exclusive properties, give us a call.”
Jamie can be reached on 020 7581 5881.
New theatre to open in Palace Street, London SW1
Writes Georgina Clarke, Lettings Director at Pimlico estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“Have you heard about the new theatre opening in September 2012 in Palace Street, SW1? It has been built on the site of the old Westminster Theatre and will be known as the St James Theatre.
“It is believed to be the first newly built theatre in central London for over 30 years and will seat 312 in the main theatre plus 100 in the studio theatre, which will host comedy, live music and cabaret.
“There will also be a brasserie where you can meet friends for a bite to eat or enjoy a pre-theatre cocktail. However, if you prefer to watch the entertainment from the comfort of your own home then performances can be linked up and transmitted on the theatre’s own private satellite channel.
Visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk for more details.
And if you are an avid theatre goer and would like to live within minutes of the theatre door, we have a lovely apartment to rent just around the corner in Catherine Street. Click here for details.
Property to rent Catherine Place
Two great character properties for sale in central Weybridge
Weybridge estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have two great character properties available for sale right in the heart of the town.
Hamm House is a six bedroom property moments from the High Street on Balfour Road, which features an outside summerhouse, garage with office above plus a well kept formal garden. Guide price is £1.95 million. Click here for full details.
Chesterton House is a lovely four bed property in Princes Road, just a short walk away from the desirable Queens Road shops. It comes complete with a bespoke kitchen and landscaped family garden plus large summer house and off-street parking. Full particulars are here.
For further details please contact a member of the Weybridge sales team on 01932 821160.
Property for sale, Balfour Road, Weybridge
Property for sale Princes Road, Weybridge
Stamp Duty Land Tax and prime property sales in London
Writes Jamie Hope, Senior Sales Negotiator at Chelsea estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“We have started to see some of the effects of the recent Stamp Duty Land Tax changes on the prime property sales. Owner occupiers who are at the top end of their budget have let the dust settle and re-aligned their budget to accommodate for the 2% increase in tax above £2m.
“Many vendors however have not adjusted for this and property is remaining unsold which is also not helped by the over-valuing done by other agents in order to secure instructions which inevitably do not sell.
“There is still strong demand for quality property that has been accurately priced so if you are considering selling, please do contact this office for accurate and professional advice.
“Due to the confidential nature of many of our sales, we also have property for sale that is not advertised. If you are looking for prime property, please speak to either myself or Charles Puxley.”
Wimbledon estate agent going the extra 850 miles!
Wimbledon estate agent Tom Millington is finishing his final preparations for cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats.
Starting on the 20th July, the Jackson Stops & Staff Sales Negotiator, is undergoing this challenge in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, a great challenge for a great cause.
He says: “Myself and two other lifelong friends are saddling up and cycling the 850 miles in 7.5 days. We will be averaging roughly 120 miles and munching our way through 10,000 calories a day. It should be a great challenge but I’m sure there will be a fair few ups and downs.
“Sponsorship has already started to accumulate which is fantastic and many thanks to my Jackson Stops & Staff colleagues for their support already.
“We will be updating our Just Giving page, Twitter feed and the blog as much as we can to keep all informed of our progress. Seeing our total increase day-on-day will really keep the morale high as I’m sure there will be some dark times, so please dig deep!
To donate, click here.
Land's End to John O'Groats route
Reduced to sell – property in the heart of London W11
Reduced to sell! Hippodrome Mews, on the market at £1,250,000, is a great opportunity to purchase a freehold house in the heart of W11. Ideal for a young couple, someone looking for a base in London or downsizing.
Contact the Holland Park office on 020 7727 5111 to arrange an early viewing or click here.
Live in luxury close to Buckingham Palace
Writes Georgina Clarke, Lettings Director from Pimlico estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“Would you like to live like The Queen or at least be a very close neighbour of Her Majesty? If so, we have two fabulous flats available for rent that come complete with full five-star services from the Rubens Hotel, opposite Buckingham Palace.
The properties are in Catherine Place, a wonderful central location in SW1E within minutes of Victoria or St. James Park Tube stations and the delights of St. James Park and Green Park.
The first property is a one bedroom split level flat with a lovely reception space and gorgeous outside dining area and terrace. Weekly rental is £1,000. The second property is a lateral two bedroom apartment complete with its own entrance, superb dining area and roof terrace. Weekly rental is £1,600.
For further information contact Georgina on 020 7828 4050.
Property available for rent close to Buckingham Palace
Holland Park street features in BBC documentary
Writes Katy Brennan from Holland Park estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff:
“Fascinating to see Portland Road featured in the popular BBC 2 series The Secret History of Our Streets, last week. This is a street that we know well. In fact we recently sold a property here which was shown in the documentary.”
For more information on the programme, click here – it is still available on iPlayer. And if you want to find out more about many more streets in the Holland Park area, do drop by our office which is also on Portland Road or call Katy on 020 7727 5111.
Property recently sold in Portland Road