Mayfair estate agent’s link to Chelsea Flower Show
The wonderful Chelsea Flower Show is in full bloom at the moment and we love the atmosphere around our offices at this time of year.
However, it is perhaps Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Mayfair office that is most closely linked to this fabulous event as the Mother of our sales manager, Nick Austin, once again undertakes her eminent role as Chief Medical Officer to the Royal Horticultural Society’s world famous show.
The attached photo shows Nick – in full Jackson-Stops & Staff colours – accompanying his mother to Buckingham Palace to receive her Knighthood as a Dame for services to charity.
Brand new estate agency office opens in Weybridge
We are delighted to announce the opening of the brand new Jackson-Stops & Staff office in Weybridge, which will be open for business on Tuesday 28th May 2013.
Our architecturally designed space is located in a prime location, at 37 Queens Road, and has been created specifically with clients’ needs in mind, providing the highest quality setting to showcase properties throughout Surrey.
Please visit our highly experienced sales and lettings teams if you would like to discuss your own moving plans at our new home; alternatively, we would be delighted to visit you at your home to provide an update and professional advice.
Welcoming Chelsea Flower Show 2013
With the 100th Chelsea Flower Show now upon us, our thoughts are inexorably turning to floral displays and fabulous gardens.
With this in mind, we are delighted that the Director of Sales in the Jackson-Stops & Staff Chelsea office, Charles Puxley, has got his talented daughter Charlotte to supply us with our very own beautiful bunch of flowers for the office.
If you want to brighten up your home why not get in touch with Scarlett & Violet www.scarletandviolet.com
And if you are a green-fingered buyer looking for a property you can make your mark on, we have a number of houses for sale with gardens. Give us a call on 020 7581 5881 for more information.
Spacious family house available to rent in Teddington
Writes Mark Birch from Teddington estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“Those with a general interest in history will be aware that this month marks the 70th anniversary of the world famous Dam Buster raid.
“What is less known is the strong link between Teddington and the inventor of the bouncing bomb used in these raids. Barnes Wallis spent a long time at Teddington’s National Physical Laboratory testing the fundamentals of his ideas by shooting ping pong balls across the large tanks located there.
“Nothing remains of these tanks but the National Physical Laboratory is still very active, hosting a number of corporate, sporting and communal events.
“Next door to this venue, Jackson-Stops & Staff are pleased to present a special house for rent, located adjacent to the picturesque Bushy Park in the aptly named Admiralty Way.”
The property boasts a bright and spacious tower bedroom with a dual aspect outlook and double height ceilings. Click here for more details or contact Mark on 020 8943 9955.
House to rent in Admiralty Way, Teddington
A taste of Italy
Annabel Smith of Jackson-Stops & Staff International talks about a workshop she recently attended in Le Marche, Italy, where she met with many local Italian agents to discuss the sale of some fantastic villas and apartments across the region, to UK buyers.
“Le Marche is a fascinating region steeped in history. You walk around the various towns and cities dotted throughout the picturesque countryside, and never fail to be amazed by the culture you stumble across. Ascoli Piceno in southern Le Marche for example, bordered by two natural parks, is a large city with a charming old town centre, featuring beautiful old churches, museums and historic buildings and ruins. All this culture and history makes Ascoli Piceno a fantastic place to visit, and is only a 20 minute drive to the long sandy beaches of San Benedetto del Tronto, should you fancy a bit of sun and sand.
“Le Marche has so much to offer buyers, with breathtaking views, stunning countryside, and wonderful coastlines. This region is certainly a bundle of joy with much to explore – ticking all the boxes for those who like countryside getaways, seaside retreats or properties close to ski resorts – it has it all.
“If you are a fan of wine then you can try some delightful wines from this region including the delicious white Pecorino. Or, try the foods of the region in many top quality restaurants; including their famous appetizer of deep fried green olives, stuffed with delicious meats.
“Not yet known among tourists or UK buyers, this region is well worth looking into if you would like more property for your money, with equal if not more beauty and culture, compared to the more expensive regions of Italy such as Tuscany for example.”
Getting The Knowledge in Pimlico
Writes Georgina Clarke, Lettings Director at Pimlico estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“Have you ever noticed the green cabmen’s shelters in and around central London? There are now only 13 left of an original 61 and here in Pimlico on St. George’s Square we have one of our very own.
“They are green shed-like shelters that were built by the Cabmen’s Shelter Fund, a charity set up by the Earl of Shaftesbury in 1874, providing a pit-stop with ‘wholesome food for moderate prices’ for all London cabbies. Now Grade II listed but still in full service, this little piece of nostalgia adds to the charm of the Square.”
Georgina adds: “If you wish to appoint and agent for the sale or letting of your property with local ‘knowledge’ as good as a London cabbie then call us on 020 7828 4050.”
A cabmen's shelter in Pimlico
A taste of France in West London
Writes Laura Giles, acting lettings manager at Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“Due to soaring demand, London is to get a fourth French school with possible locations including Notting Hill, Kensington and Chelsea, all of which are well-served by us. Holland Park is a popular area for families and is convenient to all these areas. We already have the only Italian school in London and the nearby Southbank School is a firm favourite with European families, as well as those from further away.
“May is a good time for families to view houses in time to secure a new home in early Summer, as the summer holidays are a good time to settle in to London life before the new school year.”
The Firm has a number of family houses with gardens ranging in size and rental. Click here for details or contact Laura on 020 7727 5222.
Five bedroom house for sale in Petersham
Looking for a new home with plenty of space for entertaining now that the interminable winter has now ended? Richmond estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff may have something just up your street!
They are selling a substantial five bedroom family home in Lauderdale Drive, Petersham complete with a large garden and it’s own Juliette balcony with views over nearby Richmond Park.
The property has a Sunflex sliding door system which means that full use can be made of the house and garden if you want to throw a summer party.
On the market at £1.6 million freehold, for further information or viewings, contact the Richmond office on 020 8940 6789.
House for sale Lauderdale Drive, Petersham
Beautifully restored Listed property for sale by the Thames at Hampton Wick
Teddington estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have a beautifully restored Grade II listed property for sale right by The Thames at Hampton Wick.
The late 18th Century, four bedroom house is easily accessed via the Lower Teddington Road and has its own gravel drive. Complete with mature front and rear gardens, the property also comes complete with a garage, private mooring and a riverside deck.
Situated just to the west of Kingston-upon-Thames, this would make a perfect family home or town house.
Asking price is £1,850,000 freehold. For further information or viewings, contact Russell Gooden from the Teddington office on 0208 943 9777 or click here.
Art deco-style family home to rent in Esher
Weybridge estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff are delighted to offer a lovely Art Deco-style family home, for rent in Esher.
The five bedroom property, which comes complete with a garage and off-street parking, is a short walk away from the cosmopolitan High Street on Pelhams Walk.
Esher is well known for its eclectic restaurants, stylish boutiques and of course the world famous Sandown race course.
Monthly rental is £7,250. Contact the Weybridge office on 01932 859355 for more details.
House to rent Pelhams Walk, Esher
Sprung has well and truly sprung in Holland Park
Writes Laura Giles from Holland Park estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“May is the month when blossom trees herald the arrival of summer and the National Gardens Scheme are convincing proud garden owners to throw open their doors (or gates) to the general public to raise money for charity.
“8 Lansdowne Walk is open Sun 12th May from 2-6pm and Weds 15th May from 3.30pm-7.30pm. Whether you are looking for inspiration or just a peek at your neighbours’ gardens, the open gardens are always very popular, particularly here in Holland Park and Notting Hill where we are blessed with such beautiful private garden squares and substantial period properties with established impressive gardens.
“And if you would like a garden of your own to tend this year, we have a number of great rental properties with gardens.”
Laura adds: “Enjoy the gardens and if you are in the area and are looking for a rental property, why not pop into our office on Portland Road. We may not have green fingers but we know Holland Park and Notting Hill!”
Weybridge estate agent on charity coast to coast bike ride
Writes Chris Morrissey of Weybridge estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“Some of you may be aware that this Bank Holiday weekend, I along with a few friends are taking a trip up north for a little bike ride – the ‘Coast to Coast’ challenge.
“It’s not a huge distance, about 170 miles, from Morecambe Bay on the West Coast across, up and over the Pennines (up to about 1,500 ft) in Lancashire then across the Yorkshire Dales to Bridlington on the East Coast.
“One of the people cycling recently lost his new born baby after just 9 weeks so we have decided to raise money for BIBS, a charity set up and run by parents who have the special care baby unit at The Royal Berkshire Hospital. This is a deserving cause in view of the support that he, his wife and their little fella Sam received.”
Donations greatly received at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/boyscyclingforBIBS
Victoria near the top of the world for property
According to the Daily Telegraph, the around around Victoria in London, is one of the top twenty places around the world to make money from property.
Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Rio de Janeiro, Maidenhead, Estonia and Edinburgh, the article says that property in SW1 is forecast to increase in value with the expansion of Victoria station, the rental market is red hot and there is scheduled to be a building boom.
If you are thinking of buying or selling property in Victoria, why not drop us a line on 020 7828 4050 or pop into our Pimlico office.
Victoria Station, London
Teddington goes all regal!
Writes Mark Birch from London estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“Teddington and its surrounding areas have gone all regal this month, starting with the Royal Barge Gloriana passing through Teddington Lock last weekend as part as a historic flotilla:
“This was followed by Ralf Little, star of the BBC comedy the Royle (sic) Family making his theatrical debut at the Rose Theatre Kingston in the a fast paced comedy called A Day in the Death of Jo Egg
“There is also a new special exhibition full of intrigue, drama and surprise at Hampton Court Palace called the Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber.
“Not to be left out, we at Jackson-Stops & Staff in Teddington are pleased to present two fine properties with regal connections, although unfortunately in name only. These are a cottage to rent on Queens Road and a house to rent on Lower Kings Road, fantastically well-appointed for any budding Royalists out there!”
For further details, contact our rental department on 020 8943 9955.
The Royal Barge, Gloriana
St. George’s Square property for sale on St. George’s Day
Today is St. George’s Day and here in Pimlico estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff, we are celebrating by telling you about the fabulous St. George’s Square, named in our patron saints honour.
The Square was built and planned by Thomas Cubitt under the guidance of the Duke of Westminster as a sociable green area within his Belgravia and Pimlico development, in the in the mid Nineteenth Century.
St. Saviour’s Church graces the top end of the Square and with building completed after Cubitt’s death this finished off the respectable residential square.
We currently have an exceptional flat for sale overlooking the church in an original Thomas Cubitt listed building. For further details and viewings click here or call the Pimlico office on 020 7828 4050.
Property for sale in St. George's Square, Pimlico
Planning permission granted for London’s most expensive home
Nicholas Austin Head of Sales in the Mayfair office of Jackson-Stops & Staff writes”
“David and Simon Reuben have been granted planning permission at the final hour to build the world’s most expensive home in London’s Mayfair.
“The Brothers bought the old In and Out Club in 2012 for £130,000,000 hoping to transform it into a 48 room residence worth over £215,000,000. Westminster Planning Committee almost halted the whole plan by demanding £6,700,000 in affordable house contributions but planning was finally granted after the brothers agreed to pay a contribution of £5,000,000.
“The property will consist of eleven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 35,000 bottle wine cellar, leisure complex and 12 car garage. It will give the owner almost 60,000 sq ft of space with views over Green Park. Although the price tag is overwhelming, the price of £3,500 per sq ft is not that huge in this area.”
The former In and Out Club which will be London's most expensive home
No “bargain basements” in Pimlico!
Central London estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have had an unusually interesting sale in Pimlico.
The firm has exchanged on a property in Cambridge Street in just 10 days at the full asking price.
Writes Sales Negotiator Robert Dawson: “The buyer’s agent said that this apartment had ‘without doubt the best basement in London’, which is curious as the buyer’s main search criteria was ‘strictly no basements’!”
If you are interested in unusual or indeed ‘normal’ properties in Pimlico, feel free to contact Robert on 020 7828 4050.
Teddington garden open to the public this Sunday
Writes Mark Birch from Teddington estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“Spring has finally sprung and this Sunday brings an opportunity to see one of Teddington finest private gardens, which is being open to the public in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care between 11.00 and 2.00.
The garden is at 40 Undey Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BG and belongs to one of our clients. It has been a former winner of Teddington in Bloom and a regular feature of the prestigious National Garden Scheme so definitely worth a look.
More details here - www.ngs.org.uk
Rare car parking space to let in Pimlico
Central London estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff have a rare parking space to let in Gloucester Street, Pimlico.
The underground parking space is available at the cost of £50 per week and is available straight away for anyone that needs a covered and secure spot for their special car.
In the same development we currently have some one and two bedroom apartments to rent with accompanying underground parking spaces.
For further details please contact the Pimlico office on 020 7828 4050.
Car parking space to let in Gloucester Street, Pimlico
Holland Park smells sweet!
Writes Sales Negotiator Heidi Summers from Central London estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff:
“The girls in our Holland Park are pleased to hear about the new fragrance from Royal Apothic, which has been inspired by ‘one of the most romantic and peaceful parks of central London.
“Holland Park Eau de Parfum is a floral mix of fruit and flowers, featuring lemon, magnolia and jasmine, making it perfect for the spring which is finally here. Apparently local Kensington celeb Victoria Beckham is also a big fan!”
The perfume can be found at Anthropologie stores. Click here for more details.