This week’s amazing properties include an industrial chic apartment in one of London’s architectural icons, a beautifully refurbished Victorian property available to let and a fantastic Help To Buy opportunity. Read on to find out more about these properties and more…

Buckingham Road, N1

This beautiful semi-detached Victorian house has been completely transformed into a stylish modern family home. Located in the sought-after De Beauvoir Conservation Area, the house also benefits from a large rear garden accessible via tall French windows from the open plan living room/kitchen. The living space on the ground floor features a concealed roll down screen – perfect for family movie time.

A bespoke statement glass staircase leads to the first floor where there are two bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms (including en-suite master bedroom). The second floor would be ideal for guests; there are a further two bedrooms and a luxury shower room.

£1,350 per week. Please get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or read more about this property HERE

Infinity Heights, E8

Infinity Heights, located just off Kingsland Road, is close to great local bars, restaurants and boutique shops, but being tucked close to Kingsland Basin and Regent’s Canal, it is away from the hustle and bustle. Haggerston overground station is a one minute walk away, offering great transport links into central London.

Several apartment in Infinity Heights are eligible for Help To Buy (eligibility criteria apply).

From £450,000. Get in touch to find out more on 020 7226 6611 or learn more HERE 

Ziggurat Building, N1

Located in an architectural icon of Clerkenwell, the Ziggurat Building, this very cool two bedroom loft apartment is packed with stylish industrial features.

The apartment features a large open plan living/dining area, two well proportioned bedrooms, family bathroom and separate utility area. There is also a south/west facing terrace – ideal for catching the sun throughout the day.

The apartment is ideally located, both for the great local bars and restaurants of Clerkenwell, and for access to the rest of the city via nearby Farringdon station.

£1,290,000. Give us a call on 020 7253 2533 or read more HERE 

Essex Road, N1

This beautifully refurbished three bedroom maisonette features an open plan kitchen/living space and a private terrace accessible directly from the master bedroom.

The house has underfloor heating as well as a mechanical ventilation and heat retention system to keep air clean and make the house more energy efficient. Other modern features include electric skylights with rain sensors, a projector system and built-in water softener.

Highbury & Islington and Angel stations are both a short walk away.

£1,200,000. Get in touch on 020 7226 4200 or read more about the property HERE 

Two new shared ownership opportunities are coming to Barking & Dagenham.

Launching this Saturday (6 October), Kingsbridge Terraces is a selection of one, two and three bedroom maisonettes and three bedroom houses, all available through shared ownership. The homes will have fully fitted kitchens, integrated appliances and private rear gardens.

Located a two minute walk from the picturesque Greatfields Park and with great transport links from Barking station a ten minute walk away, Kingsbridge Terraces is a great opportunity for first time buyers looking to get onto the London property ladder.

Please get in touch with one of the Shared Ownership team on sharedownership@currell.com or 0207 704 5618 to find out more and book an appointment for the launch.

Leyside, which launched on 29th September, has now opened a beautiful show home. Check out the show home below and please call us on 0207 704 5618 or email at sharedownership@currell.com to register your interest, find out more, or book to visit the show home yourself.

Priority will be given to applicants who live or work in Barking & Dagenham and affordability criteria apply.

Find out more about Kingsbridge Terraces HERE

Find out more about Leyside HERE

This week’s rental highlights include a three storey Victorian house in Hackney, a three bedroom duplex in Highbury and a bright and spacious two bedroom apartment near the Emirates Stadium (calling all football fans!) Read on to find out more about some of this week’s top rental opportunities…

Groombridge Road, E9

This three storey Victorian house is very close to Victoria Park and features a private garden with a conservatory. Three large bedrooms are located on the first floor with a third en-suite bedroom on the top floor.

The house is a short walk to Victoria Park Village and its great boutiques, restaurants and pubs.

Available now. £850 per week. Read more about this property HERE or get in touch at 020 3222 5555

Batchelor Street, N1

This conveniently located two bedroom apartment is just moments from Angel station. Featuring an open plan living room/kitchen with high windows offering loads of natural light and wooden flooring throughout.

As well as being close to excellent transport links from Angel station and numerous bus routes, the property is within walking distance of the restaurants, bars and excellent shopping of Islington.

£650 per week. Find out more HERE or get in touch at 020 7288 9109 to arrange a viewing

Highbury Park, N5

This large three bedroom duplex apartment in Highbury is arranged over the top two floors of an attractive period property. There is a large reception room with wooden floors and a separate kitchen.

£625 per week. Find out more HERE or give us a call on 020 7288 9109

Kingsland Road, E8

 

This well proportioned two bedroom apartment is in a fantastic location, close to both De Beauvoir and London Fields as well as the amenities of Kingsland Road. The property is very well proportioned with a bright and airy reception room and off road parking.

Available 15th October on an unfurnished basis. Find out more about this apartment HERE or get in touch at 020 3889 6177

Drayton Park, N5

A real find for football fans, this bright two double bedroom apartment is located right next to the Emirates Stadium. Handy transport links can be found in walking distance at Holloway Road underground station and Drayton Park station.

Learn more HERE or give us a call on 020 7288 9109

Find more properties to let on our website HERE and check back next week for more rental highlights

This week’s rental highlights include a modern three bed near Old Street, a large Victorian house moments from Broadway Market and a bright and airy one bedroom apartment in Dalston. Read on to find out more and don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team for more information or to arrange a viewing.

Worchester Point

This slick three bedroom apartment in Clerkenwell is located on the fourth floor, offering expansive views from the open plan living room/kitchen. There is a large balcony, accessible from both the living room and the master bedroom as well as a landscaped garden and communal roof terrace. The apartment is available to let now on a furnished basis. £845 per week.

Find more information HERE or get in touch with one of the team at 020 7253 2533 to find out more or to arrange a viewing.

Fremont Street

This amazing Victorian terrace house has three bedrooms and two reception rooms spread over four floors. Situated on a quiet street very close to Victoria Park it’s close to many of Hackney’s award winning parks as well as the great pubs, restaurants and shops of both Victoria Park Village and Broadway Market. The house also benefits from a spacious decked rear garden accessed from the kitchen/diner. Available now on a part furnished basis, £1000 per week.

Check out our website HERE for more information or call 020 3222 5555

Charterhouse Square

This one bedroom apartment is situated in one of London’s sought after 1930s Art Deco buildings. Art Deco features can also be found in the apartemnt itself including an eye-catching white spiral staircase. Tall windows allow for an abundance of natural light and the property has a bright and airy feel throughout. Communal facilities in the building include a large roof terrace, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna and laundry facilities. Available early November on a furnished basis. £425 per week.

Read more about this property HERE or get in touch at 020 7253 2533

Queensbridge Road

This one bedroom apartment is located very close to both London Fields and Broadway Market. The apartment is well proportioned with a bright open plan living room/kitchen (fully fitted) and a modern stylish bathroom along with a spacious double bedroom. Available immediately unfurnished. £350 per week.

Visit our website for more information HERE or give us a call at 020 3889 6177

Barnsbury Terrace

This two bedroom garden flat features an open plan living/dining area offering direct access to the large private garden via French windows. The master bedroom has ample built-in storage and the second bedroom offers flexibility, suitable as either a study, a child’s room or a guest room.

For more information head over to our website HERE or call one of the team on 020 7288 9109

Come back next week for another round up of letting opportunities across London. In the meantime, you can browse other rentals on our website.

Each week, we’ll be showcasing some of the most special properties available for sale and to let. This week our list features a great shared ownership opportunity, a stunning family house, a stylish warehouse conversion and a selection of Help To Buy eligible properties in Hackney Downs. Read on to find out more about these properties and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of the team to learn more.

Farleigh Road, N16

This beautiful four bedroom house in Hackney features three reception rooms as well as as large garden, making it the perfect home for a new or growing family. One of the reception rooms is currently being used as a playroom, but could also make an excellent library or study.

The house is very spacious and well proportioned, 1,951 sq ft in total (plus a 71 ft garden) arranged over three floors. The modern bathroom features a free standing bath and walk-in shower.

Located on a quiet residential street, the house is within easy walking distance of great restaurants and pubs in Hackney and is also a short and pleasant walk from the beautiful huge green space of Hackney Downs.

Find out more and get in touch HERE

Jubilee Meadows, KT12

This two bedroom apartment in Hersham, Walton-Upon-Thames, is available through Shared Ownership. A bright, spacious and modern apartment, this property is a great opportunity for first time buyers and new families in particular. The property is within a one mile radius of six primary schools.

Featuring a stylish modern kitchen, high spec fittings throughout and well proportioned rooms, the flat is close to Walton and Hersham train stations, where you can reach London in only 33 minutes.

Eligibility criteria apply, feel free to get in touch with one of the Shared Ownership team to find out more. Learn more HERE

Crawford Passage, EC1R

This amazing two bedroom warehouse conversion is on a quiet street close to the great shops, restaurants and bars of Clerkenwell and a short walk from Farringdon Station.

The apartment still has stylish industrial features including exposed brickwork, steel beams and high ceilings in addition to high spec fittings such as a breakfast bar and built in storage. The living area has dual aspect views and access to a private balcony via original timber doors.

Find out more HERE 

The oTTo, E5

A brand new development of one, two and three bedroom apartments in Hackney Downs with Help To Buy eligibility is launching on 11th October. Registration is open now.

Every apartment has a private balcony or terrace as well as access to a south-facing residents roof garden and wellness rooms in each pavillion. The apartments offer fantastic views across the Downs and there will also be a co-located new school adjacent to the development.

Find out more and register your interest HERE

 

Welcome to our weekly round up highlighting some of our great rental opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a warehouse conversion in Dalston, a maisonette in London Fields, or an apartment in Islington, have a look at these great properties, this week featuring two pub conversions. And come back next week for more featured lettings.

Tyssen Street, E8

This very cool split level two bedroom apartment is in an early 20th Century building (dating from 1902). The apartment is a converted live/work unit with loads of natural light, exposed brickwork and wooden floors. It’s also in a great location, just moments walk from Dalston Junction station and close to great restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries.

Find out more HERE 

Parkholme Road, E8

This two bedroom maisonette located between Dalston and London Fields has a large reception room and a garden (with a shed) along with two good sized double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. It is located on a quiet residential street but moments walk from the great boutique shops and vibrant bars and restaurants of both Dalston and Hackney.

Find out more HERE

Liverpool Road, N1

This bright and modern one bedroom apartment is on the ground floor of a secure development in Islington. It features a spacious open plan living room and kitchen space, a luxury bathroom and plenty of built in storeage. The apartment is really bright and light throughout. Upper Street, Islington and Angel are all within easy reach, making the apartment ideally located for great shopping and restaurants locally and easy transport links across London.

Find out more HERE

Roman Way, N7

This one double bedroom flat is above a former pub very close to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station. There is a spacious double bedroom, a living/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.

Find out more HERE

Balcorne Street, E9

This one bedroom apartment in the second pub conversion on this week’s list is just off Lauriston Road, moments away from the beautiful Victoria Park and the great cafes, pubs and restaurants of Victoria Park Village. The apartment has an open plan living room/kitchen space and also benefits from a large communal garden.

Find out more HERE

Nothing suitable here? Have a look at lots more great lettings HERE

Regent’s Canal has a long history, dating all the way back to 1820, it was originally constructed as a transport network, but the emerging railways across England meant that boat travel became less popular and the canal was almost turned into a rail road.

Today, the canal, which stretches all the way from Paddington to Limehouse Basin (passing Primrose Hill, London Zoo, King’s Cross and Victoria Park along the way), is a lively hub of bars and restaurants, including floating pontoon bars and canal boat coffee shops. Due to bombing during the Blitz, some areas of Regent’s Canal are very deep and you can often spot anglers trying their luck fishing along the banks. While the canal might not have been a successful transport hub in its early days, today it’s a popular walking and cycling route – you can bike from Victoria Park all the way to Camden in half an hour – and walking along the canal you’ll spot colourful house boats moored all the way from East London to King’s Cross.

Homes along the canal benefit from amazing connectivity and great waterside views. Here are a few of the properties currently available on Regent’s Canal… please get in touch for more information on any of these properties.

New Wharf Road

This incredibly spacious 3 bedroom loft apartment in King’s Cross looks over Battlebridge Basin and is in easy walking distance of King’s Cross and St Pancras. The apartment features two en-suite bedrooms with walk in dressing room, along with a third bedroom/study. There is also secure resident’s parking on site and communal grounds beside the water. Learn more HERE

Gainsborough Studios

This penthouse apartment includes a large private balcony overlooking Regent’s Canal, two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and an open plan living/kitchen area with floor to ceiling windows. Old Street, Angel and Essex Road are all a short and pleasant walk along the canal path and great shops, cafes and restaurants can be found nearby in picturesque De Beauvoir village. Learn more HERE

Orsman Road

This split level 3 bedroom apartment is located in a quiet gated community overlooking Regent’s Canal and a short walk from the green spaces of Shoreditch Park, London Fields and Victoria Park. Located right between Kingsland Road and De Beauvoir Road you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, pubs and boutique shopping. Learn more HERE 

218 Kingsland Road

If you’re looking to rent in London, check out this large open plan live/work one bedroom apartment right next to Kingsland Basin, with Haggerston Park and great restaurants in the nearby railway arches of Haggerston Station. The apartment has loads of natural light, featuring warehouse style floor to ceiling windows. Learn more HERE

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Looking for a Bank Holiday project? Why not jazz up your conservatory? Making the most of your conservatory can really make a difference, adding a whole extra functional room to your home. Here are a few ideas for ways you can make the most of yours…

Make it homey

Make your conservatory feel more like a part of your home by adding some wallpaper and soft furnishings. Fairy lights are a great way to create a cosy feel in the evenings and they look great through the windows of your conservatory from the garden.

Go green

Conservatories are bright and light – the perfect environment for plants! Succulents and palms are very in at the moment and they’re also the perfect plants if you’re not very green fingered. If you’re a bit more of a confident gardener olive trees are very hardy and can withstand hot and cold temperatures. Citrus trees like lemon or grapefruit create a great Mediterranean look but will require a little heating in the winter months.

Transform your conservatory into a home study


Not getting a lot of use out of your conservatory? Why not convert it into a home study? Granted, this might be a bit of a bigger project, but hey, what are Bank Holidays for? Making use of your conservatory in this way could also be a great way to declutter the rest of your house – a great way to get books and papers out of the way and create more space elsewhere. Also, by having a dedicated space for work, you’ll find it easier to switch off at the end of the working day.

Refresh your dining area

Make your conservatory into a dedicated dining room by brightening up your dining table. Add a colourful table cloth and maybe some bright and summery glasses and crockery to create a fun and welcoming space. You could even invite friends and family over for that final summer barbecue to make the most of your newly reinvigorated room.

Think floral

Sometimes conservatories get forgotten and neglected. Why not add fresh flowers to your conservatory, which will make it feel like a regularly used space and encourage you to spend more time there.

Add a statement item

Because your conservatory is slightly removed from the rest of your home, you can use that space to experiment with styles that you might hesitate to include in your living room. Try adding a statement piece of furniture to your conservatory – you’ll add instant style and you can build up on this in your own time.

If you’re looking to sell your home, now or in the distant future, you’re probably trying to think of the best ways to add value and get the best possible price. It can be tricky to know where to start and if you don’t have a big budget it might be difficult to know what you can do to make your home stand out. Luckily, our experts have some handy hints – from quick fixes to bigger projects. Currell’s Senior Valuer David Gwinnutt and Valuer Harry Charalambous share some insider tips…

1 – Tidy, tidy, tidy!

“Clean, tidy, declutter!” say David and Harry. A messy or even slightly too cluttered room is very distracting and can prevent a potential buyer from seeing the best qualities of a property. Get rid of as much excess clutter as you can. This can also help rooms to look bigger and brighter.

2 – Brighten things up with scatter cushions and throws

There are some small inexpensive ways you can make your home stand out. A few cheap colourful cushions and throws can actually make a big difference. David explains: “Buy some inexpensive colourful cushions or throws. The colours will be eye catching which is especially useful when buyers are looking at small images online, such as on a website on their mobile phone.”

And that’s not the only quick and easy thing you can do to improve a potential buyer’s experience…

3 – Think fragrant

David and Harry stress that the way a home smells can have a real impact on a buyer’s thoughts… “Does it smell of cat or dog or tenant’s socks… if so a deep clean is needed and get some scented candles or reed diffusers.” But on this last point, they say it is worth spending a bit more than you might normally; “The smell can create a sense of aspiration and quality – so don’t get the cheap ones.”

4 – Appearances matter

There are some important things you can do to get buyers through the door in the first place. “Exterior presentation is important, tatty doors, windows and front gardens are a turn off. Give the garden a good haircut, make sure it’s looking neat and tidy with overhanging bushes and trees cut back.”

5 – Don’t just focus on one room

It can be tempting to think a brand new kitchen or bathroom will add value to a property, but focusing exclusively on just one room isn’t that helpful. Our valuers explain: “New kitchens and bathrooms can improve value but only if done tastefully. It’s always a risk to refurbish rooms because buyers might want to change them again. Overhauling a kitchen or bathroom only works if the other rooms in the house are of the same quality and calibre.”

Find out more about valuations and selling your property with Currell HERE

Phase two of The M Collection at Langley Park in Maidstone, Kent, is now all sold. Reflecting back on the sale of this development has been positive, with some really good stats emerging.

Located on the outskirts of Maidstone, this former farmland site was acquired by Taylor Wimpey to provide 600 new homes, a school, local centre and nature reserve to Maidstone Borough.

Work on site commenced in February 2017 and concluded in June 2018 with the final sales completion taking place in July 2018.

Phase Two of the development comprised 20 properties in total; thirteen houses, six apartments and one coach house were available for purchase through shared ownership. All properties came with a minimum of one allocated parking space, and all houses benefitted from a private rear garden.

Currell were instrumental in selecting the specification for the shared ownership homes to ensure that it was on-trend and in-line with local buyer’s expectations.

Priority for the shared ownership homes was given to those currently living or working within the borough of Maidstone.

Key statistics

  • Target initial first tranche sales required: 35%
  • Actual initial first tranche sales achieved by Currell: 43%
  • All 20 units exchanged 3.15 weeks before property handover
  • Final unit of 20 completed 4.23 weeks after handover
  • Average age: 35

All buyers demonstrated a local connection to Maidstone, with some either living or working in the borough, or in many cases both.

“We are very pleased with our success at Langley Park,” says Crissi Russo, Head of Sales and Marketing Shared Ownership, “the amount of interest we received shows there is a huge demand for shared ownership properties in the Maidstone area. The third phase of Langley Park will be launched towards the end of the year, and we look forward to another highly successful scheme.”