October 24, 2014
Victoria from our Long Lane Office was very kindly treated to lunch by some future clients of Frank Harris & Co. at Smiths of Smithfield. Home to four different dining spaces, Smiths is one of the many exciting eating houses Farringdon has to offer and it certainly did not disappoint as a lunch venue.
Each of the four floors offer a different experience: the ground floor is a relaxed bar which serves food all day- the décor is quite industrial which reflects the working nature of the environment in Smithfield; the first floor is a lounge style cocktail bar with softer interiors than the floor below. Moving up the building the second floor restaurant has an open kitchen with darker tables which add a sophisticated feel to the exposed brick walls; the top floor restaurant is the epitome of fine dining- the white table cloths and bright view over the meat market and local rooftops make this floor feel truly ethereal.
Victoria enjoyed a fantastic lunch at the Second Floor Dining Room. The provenance of the main ingredients is listed on the right-hand side of the menu with most of the meat produce making the short journey from butchers located in Smithfield Meat Market (Central London’s only fully operational meat market) just across the road; some cuts of beef are even butchered on site at the restaurant! Three out of four of the party enjoyed an escallop of Wagyu veal cooked in parmesan and capers with a rocket salad which from all accounts was absolutely delicious; the other member of the group enjoyed a Thai-style shredded beef salad which had quite a kick! Pudding did not disappoint either as the party devoured a salted caramel cheesecake topped with caramelised pear and toffee popcorn.
The restaurant comes highly recommended, the atmosphere was lively evening at lunch time, the staff too were both helpful and knowledgeable making for a brilliant dining experience all round. Farringdon has so many amazing restaurants on offer it can be hard to choose although Smiths would be high up on our list as one of the best. Located just around the corner of this eatery is Florin Court, a beautiful art-deco building previously used in the filming of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Frank Harris & Co. are proud to be marketing a charming studio flat with the most astonishing views over St Paul’s Cathedral and the rest of The City. The building has fabulous facilities including its own swimming pool; not to mention this property is five minutes away from Farringdon Station a future stop on Cross Rail which makes it a fantastic investment.
September 5, 2014
This weekend, a meeting of 60 of the world’s rarest, most desirable & expensive classic cars will be taking place in the International Concours of Elegance probably one the most exclusive car shows nationally, within the grounds of the Historic Hampton Court Palace.
For your own pride and joy, whether it be a classic Beetle or a Honda Fireblade, it is essential to have secure, dry storage in the shape of a garage.
We at Jackson-Stops & Staff have a range of properties with garages, from a one bedroom in Harrowdene Gardens to a four bedroom house in a gated development. Properties and garages to suit all budgets available on our website http://www.jackson-stops.co.uk/london
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July 28, 2014
It won’t surprise anyone who has noticed the high number of property shows on TV, but a new survey by furniture retailer Made.com reveals that our obsession with other people’s homes shows no sign of abating. One in every ten of us admits to having viewed a property with no intention of buying it…and surprise, surprise, the practice is most common in the London market.
Some 19% of Londoners have posed as a ‘potential buyer’ in the capital, in order to take a peek around a property; one in 20 of us has even used binoculars or a camera to see inside a neighbour’s house, the survey has found. Many admit they have walked the ‘long way home’ just so they can look through a window, whilst others have snooped around a neighbour’s home or garden without their knowledge. For those aged between 16 and 24, however, there are other opportunities to look around a neighbour’s home without them knowing: some 35% of that age group take unofficial tours during a party or when they are meant to be looking after a pet. The survey polled 1,000 people age 16-24. (Source: Metro London July 2014).
July 14, 2014
We are delighted that Issue 3 of our homepage magazine is out this week, featuring research news and a selection of beautiful properties from our Mayfair, Chelsea, Holland Park, Pimlico and Wimbledon offices.
Do take a look through and if you would like your own copy please do not hesitate to contact your local office, where our staff will be delighted to post one out to you.
January 20, 2014
We’ve been working with one of our Weybridge Landlords on his exciting new venture, an online magazine called ‘Property Secrets International,’ which features useful tips and advice, as well as interesting articles about buying and renting property abroad.
We were delighted when the magazine went live on the Apple appstore and it has already been downloaded by many people from all over the globe, including Madagascar! Please take a look for yourself and see who you recognise from Jackson-Stops & Staff…
August 8, 2011
Weybridge estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a fabulous seven bedroom house in Weybridge Park available to rent. The elegant character property is arranged over three floors and located in this sought-after, private estate. It also features a mature garden and secure outdoor swimming pool.
The house includes seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, four reception rooms, 2 cloakrooms, ample storage, kitchen/breakfast room with separate utility room and garage.
Monthly rent is £4,995. For further information please contact the Weybridge office on 01932 859 355 or click here for more details about the property.
July 26, 2011
Weybridge estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff have a luxury house available for rent with around 13 acres of land yet it is just a short distance from Esher town centre (click here to see the map).
Set behind electric gates, this unique and wonderful, imposing family home with a sweeping drive has a private green belt woodland, lawned garden, paddock and stables,
The property itself has spacious reception rooms with wood flooring and underfloor heating throughout which are ideal for entertaining including a kitchen open plan to dining room and family area. Upstairs the bedrooms are of great proportions with three en-suites and family bathroom.
Although it has these wonderful grounds, the property is close to Esher town centre with its cosmopolitan eateries, stylish boutiques, train station and easy access to the A3.
Monthly rent is £8,500. For more details click here or call the Weybridge office on 01932 859355.
July 22, 2011
Wimbledon Village estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff would like to welcome their newest team member Annie Souberbielle to the property sales team.
She has recently moved to London from Birmingham after studying property and deciding that she wanted to have a career in the industry.
Annie can be contacted on 020 8879 6699 or click here for more details.
Annie Souberbielle - Jackson Stops & Staff, Wimbledon Village
July 21, 2011
Richmond estate agents Jackson Stops & Staff are offering for a sale a luxury house set within the prestigious gated Richmond Lock development.
Set over four floors, the property includes five bedrooms, three reception rooms, three bathrooms plus four further WCs, open plan kitchen dining room, utility room, steam room, garage and a separate half sunk multi-purpose outbuilding currently being used as a gym/cinema.
Built by the highly acclaimed Octagon group, no expense was spared in designing and fitting the house to a very high specification including under-floor heating, air conditioning and state-of-the-art appliances. The property is exceptionally well maintained and would make for very comfortable living.
The house is positioned on a double plot giving a comparatively large garden with numerous seating areas and two lawns. The property also benefits from off-street parking for four cars and direct river views.
Asking price is £3.6 million. For more details and images of the property click here or contact the Richmond office on 020 8940 6789.
Five bed luxury house for sale in Richmond Lock
May 6, 2011
The Jackson Stops & Staff Weybridge office lettings department are proud to offer for rental this wonderful mansion with indoor swimming pool – http://bit.ly/m2mxZy – at a monthly rent of £11,995.
Located on St. George’s Hill, this charming family house offers a light and bright contemporary interior and a wonderful, mature south-facing garden with and large terrace ideal for entertaining.
A marbled entrance hall leads to a large library/reception room with glass walls, fully fitted kitchen, utility room, dining room, drawing room, study, indoor swimming pool complex with shower room, sauna and gym area and stairs to a gallery landing.
There is a master bedroom with dressing room, twin en-suites and study, guest suite with large dressing room/nursery, three further bedrooms, shower room and family bathroom.
For more information contact Bea Piazza on 01932 859355.
May 4, 2011
Jackson Stops & Staff’s Teddington office have just been instructed on a characterful house on Lower Sunbury’s premier gated road.
Known locally as the ‘gingerbread house’ (a reference to Hansel and Gretel) this five bedroom detached house has fairytale charm thanks to its many individual features – some of which date back as far as the 16th Century.
The full story of this house is featured on page 75 of the May edition of The Richmond Magazine or click here to see the full particulars.
Priced at £1.25m, viewings can be arranged through the Teddington office on 020 8943 9777 or click here.
The 'gingerbread' house in Lower Sunbury
April 26, 2011
Jackson Stops & Staff’s Holland Park office has just taken on a two-bed apartment for sale in a purpose built block on Holland Park Avenue.
Situated in a 1960s building, conveniently positioned for Holland Park/Notting Hill Gate Tube stations and also Holland Park itself, the apartment is in need of modernisation but would make an ideal investment or Central London base.
Says Heidi Summers: “This property would make an excellent investment with the potential to get a 4.7% return on rentals.”
Asking price is£495,000 leasehold. For more information click here or call Heidi on 020 7727 5111.
Two bed flat in Holland Park Avenue for sale
April 15, 2011
Writes Jamie Hope from Jackson Stops & Staff’s Chelsea office:
“With so much property having gone under offer before the Stamp Duty increase, we are now seeing a lack of property on the market and prices rising in prime areas of Chelsea.
“So, if you are considering selling, now is an extremely good time to do so. Please feel free to contact our office in Cadogan Street for a free market appraisal on 020 7581 5881.”
Jackson-Stops & Staff
59 Cadogan Street
April 14, 2011
Writes Georgina Clark from Jackson Stops & Staff’s Pimlico office:
“If you like a little glamour in your life or just need to get away from London quickly, Victoria and Pimlico are great areas to buy or rent property.
“These parts of the Capital are ideally located for London Victoria Station with luxury international travel to Europe on the Orient Express or fast access to Europe via the Gatwick Express.”
So if you are interested in buying or renting property in SW1, why not give Georgina a call on 020 7828 4050 or click here.
April 13, 2011
Heidi Summers from the Jackson Stops & Staff Holland Park office writes:
“We are currently seeing a real shortage of stock in the sales market. With applicant numbers soaring it’s becoming hard to find them suitable properties.
“Speaking with other estate agents in the W11 area, it’s clear that this is across the board. However, with the fine Spring weather we’ve been having, new investors coming into the market and with the summer season looming, we are still optimistic for a successful year.”
If you have property to sell in Holland Park or W11, why not give Heidi a call on 020 7727 5111 or click here.
April 7, 2011
Writes Georgina Clark from Jackson Stops & Staff’s Pimlico Office:
“Head over to Cardinal Place Roof Garden (first floor level by Wagamama’s ) on Victoria Street for a spring market with delicious food and wonderful gifts. Twenty market stalls will be in situ selling freshly made produce ranging from a Spanish paella and French cheese to delicious sweet treats and gifts. The Royal Collection will also be selling their exclusive range of commemorative china and other gifts to celebrate The Royal Wedding.”
Of course, should you wish to find about the best properties to buy, sell or rent in Victoria or Pimlico, why not pop into the office to see Georgina. Click here for more details.
April 4, 2011
The Teddington office of Jackson Stops & Staff last week managed to rent out a three bedroom house on the corner of Cedar Road and Blackmores Grove in a record time of 2 hours for £2,200 pcm to a lovely family relocating from America.
Says Mark Birch, Lettings Manager: “I think this just demonstrates how busy the market is at the moment with demand outstripping supply and rents continue to rise.”
If you have a property you would like to rent out in the Teddington area, why not give Mark a call on 020 8943 9955 or click here.
Property to rent in Blackmores Grove, Teddington
March 22, 2011
Jackson Stops & Staff’s Richmond office is pleased to announce the imminent sale of a fantastic Georgian property which was once owned by Lord Nelson.
“This is the first time this property has come on to the open market for nearly 90 years. Dating from 1790, the house is prominently positioned in the centre of Richmond. While it retains a wealth of period features, there is also considerable scope to develop the internal area and extend the property (subject to the usual planning consents) – thereby offering any prospective purchaser the opportunity to create a wonderful family home.
Writes Adrian Overington: ” This is a rare opportunity to acquire a house steeped in history and character. Early viewings are strongly advised to avoid disappointment.”
Anyone who is interested should call the Richmond office for further information on 0208 940 6789 or click here.
March 18, 2011
We’re delighted to announce that Kieran Lawson has joined us as senior lettings negotiator in the Jackson Stops & Staff Wimbledon office.
So, if you’re thinking about renting property in the Wimbledon area, why not pop in and see him at our office in Church Road.
March 15, 2011
Writes Jamie Hope, Sales Negotiator at the Jackson Stops & Staff Mayfair office: “We have seen a distinct rise in the number of enquiries over the last week with multiple properties going under offer.
“With a shortage of good property on the market in Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Belgravia and South Kensington, coupled with the fact that the last three properties we have sold have achieved record prices on their respective roads, now would be a seen as a good time to sell.”
If you have property in these areas that you would like to sell, click here or call 020 7581 5881