Partners in property
‘It was a challenging
but productive year’
ast year was challenging What’s more, a second credit
but productive. January crunch could stall the market.
2011 started with a The ability to borrow is critical,
shortage of quality country so would most likely lead to a ofﬁces around
houses and estates, resulting period of stagnation, followed the country (and
in regular competitive interest by a spike in trading. This growing) sold
– our regional o ces saw volatility makes it di cult to
particular strength in the plan a market transaction and
£3m-£10m bracket. A number agents need to react quickly in
of houses were purchased order to exploit opportunities.
properties last year,
under ﬁerce competitive The market is also much more
for a combined total
interest, some achieving sensitive to the wider economic value of over
30-40% above guide price. outlook than the traditional
However, as the eurozone crisis spring and autumn selling
started to unfold, the seasons – we foresee the spring
relative heat in the sale starting now, early in
market started the new year. Pricing
to fracture, will remain key – too
The strength of
and trading our regional ofﬁce high and a house
continued coverage, supported will not sell.
at a reduced by London, means However, despite
intensity for we can withstand global economics,
the rest of
market volatility UK property is
the year. still considered a safe
The property haven, with the added
market has the potential to beneﬁt of mid- to longer- Our
change direction within a term high returns. People will 10 prime
week, so this year we need to
appreciate that uncertainty has
continue to swap London for
the Hampshire, Berkshire and central
a direct impact. The coming Oxfordshire country commute, London Pelican House, Chilton Candover
months will depend largely on
whether we achieve a level of
and the strength of our regional
o ce coverage through the
achieved an average
Pelican house was a joy to sell. It was a pleasure enough to show buyers its wonderful position and the views across
economic certainty – a buyer M3, M4 and M40 corridors, sale price of the Candover Valley. The attention to detail by our client to create the perfect country house was outstanding.
We had a good number of viewings resulting in one of the best and most high-proﬁle sales achieved in
who can look ﬁ ve years ahead supported by the London
Hampshire during 2011.
is more likely to have the o ces, means that we can
conﬁdence to take advantage
of low prices and interest rates.
withstand market volatility. &
Alex Barton, Partner
in the past 12 months
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Creek House, Barton-on-Sea
An Art Deco-style ﬁve-bedroom family residence
on the coast with commanding sea views.
Godsﬁeld House, The Old Rectory,
Old Alresford Upper Wield
Hampshire SO24 Hampshire SO24
A stunning three-bedroom family A pretty 17th-century rectory
house with sensational views. with adjoining cottage.
I found the whole process with
A seven-bedroom Georgian country house with a contemporary
Strutt & Parker very professional extension in just over eight acres on the edge of the New Forest.
Mr & Mrs H, Devon
£5,000,000 clients’ asking prices
achieved by the local
o ces last year
Upham Place, Upham
A remodelled contemporary six-bedroom country
house with an annex and paddock in nine acres.
A ﬁne detached family house in
an attractive position with far-
reaching views over Winchester. SO
Tanglewood, West Tytherley
Cedar House, Church Oakley
A ﬁne Grade II Listed ﬁve-bedroom country house set in
A remodelled six-bedroom family house in three
a rural location surrounded by beautiful countryside.
acres with a swimming pool and tennis court.
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Blossom End, Inkpen Common
An attractive period village house that was
sold before a formal launch with stiff competition.
Saxon Cottage, Winterbourne
A charming three-bedroom cottage in the heart of
a ﬁrst-class village, sold in excess of the guide price.
We have secured
the most wonderful
Mr & Mrs A, Hook
The Ham, Wantage
Despite interest from across the world, the eventual buyer of this luxury house was from just next door. The sale
The Hatch, Brimpton
of The Ham, just outside the market town of Wantage, exceeded all expectations. There were a number of key Berkshire RG7
viewings pre-launch and interest from high net worth buyers from London and overseas, which ensured early Coombe House, Chieveley An impressive ﬁve-bedroom
interest and strong o ers. The substantial country house, including cottages, lakes and ﬁshing, proved a real gem Berkshire RG20 Edwardian house set in beautiful
and achieved a premium ﬁgure from a local buyer who understood the perfect spot. A beautifully refurbished village house with immaculate gardens that gardens in the heart of Brimpton.
was sold off market in excess of the guide price.
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A three-bedroom cottage in
this stunning village.
The Old Rectory, Rushall
A classic Georgian rectory with wonderful views set in about 4.3
acres. of buyers came from outside
the local area
Woodland House, Chisbury
A seven-bedroom house with
commanding views, a swimming
pool and landscaped gardens.
Brightwell Park, Watlington
Five Meadows, Goose Hill Brightwell Park included a Grade II Listed coach house conversion, a former dower house, a walled garden and
Berkshire RG19 three cottages in 135 acres of parkland with a 17th-century dovecote, ice house, lakes and majestic cedar trees
An immaculate ﬁve-bedroom family house with exquisite gardens standing guard along the drive. But what really caught people’s imagination, and led to over 40 viewings, was
the ruin of the former mansion house, which had only the cellars and ivy-clad ground ﬂoor walls in evidence as a
and open views, plus a one-bedroom cottage with tennis court.
reminder of a bygone era. Competitive bidding by seven parties led to a sale well in excess of the guide price.
Offers in excess of £5,000,000
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Mallory House, Goring Heath
South Oxfordshire RG8
An immaculate newly renovated country house with
a coach house cottage and far-reaching views.
The Mill House, Roselands, Bucklebury
Stanford Dingley Berkshire RG7
Berkshire RG7 An elegant country house with a
A stunning ﬁve-bedroom riverside swimming pool, tennis court and
country home dating from 1870. beautiful countryside views.
Hunts Cottage, Midgham Green
You have the best people and
the best property
An exquisite 17th-century house and cottage in more than 11
acres of gardens and grounds, in a beautiful Berkshire hamlet.
Mr& Mrs T, Didcot
£1,950,000 Increase in market
share in the region
Stone House, Brimpton
A ﬁne Listed Georgian house with a coach house,
cottage and swimming pool set in around 95 acres.
Childe Court, Streatley
An impressive eight-bedroom
Grade II Listed village house
and former gentlemen’s club. SO
Larkstoke Manor, Ipsden, Wallingford
Breach House, near Moulsford
A striking six-bedroom country house set in around 24 acres
A magniﬁcent Listed country house with two
of gardens, with a swimming pool and tennis court.
cottages, a home ofﬁce and 60 acres of gardens.
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A captivating four-bedroom
renovated Arts and Crafts house.
Hungry Lodge, Mapledurwell
A ﬁne ﬁve-bedroom period country house occupying a We felt very
commanding position with panoramic country views. much at home in
the Odiham ofﬁce
Mr & Mrs F,
Nately Scures House, Hook
A striking 1920s six-bedroom
country house on six acres.
West Green Lodge, Hartley Wintney
A classically styled country house dating back to the 1920s, with a tree-lined drive and mature grounds of around
The Homestead, Spencers Wood
eight acres. The current owners have remodelled and extended the house to create versatile Berkshire RG7
accommodation ideal for family living and entertaining. There is a detached residential barn, garaging and a A handsome ﬁve-bedroom Grade II Listed Georgian
stable/workshop, plus plannng permission for a tennis court, replacement stables and games room. house with an abundance of character throughout.
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Winchester Newbury Pangbourne Odiham
Hartley End House, Hook 6 Jewry Street 55 Northbrook St 1 High Street 82 High Street
Hampshire RG27 Winchester Newbury Pangbourne Odiham
A stunning six-bedroom SO23 8RZ RG14 1AN RG8 7AE RG29 1LP
Edwardian country house.
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George Burnand Edward Hall Alex Barton Chris Nicklin
Partner Partner Partner Partner
Which one property What’s the most unusual Who was your most What do you love about
you’ve sold do you wish work situation you’ve memorable client? A working for Strutt &
you could have bought found yourself in? Being wonderful, eccentric Parker? The diversity of
St Marys House, Ewshot We sell ‘best in class’ yourself? New Mill, a client of S&P at the lawyer, who was fond property we are entrusted
Hampshire GU10 properties ranging in value which was my great- same time as being an of a tipple. He had us to deal with, and working
An elegant former rectory with outstanding elevated views
and beneﬁting from a recent programme of refurbishment. £249,000 grandmother’s house and
brought back memories.
employee. Discussing the
strategy on the sale of my
all in stitches from
start to ﬁnish. His most
within a multi-discipline
environment that covers
£1,600,000 to £7.9m What do you love about
working for Strutt &
house with my colleagues
was an experience, and
memorable line was,
‘A lex, we thought we’d
a broad cross-section of
Parker? Friendship I think the successful get helicopters, and you – no two days are ever
and partnership. sale was a relief to us all! brought us Volvos!’ the same.
Little Court, Odiham
A ﬁve-bedroom central village
Georgian house with an
attractive courtyard garden.
Simon North Lucy Winﬁeld James Shaw Ian James
Partner Associate Associate Associate
What’s the most unusual What do you love about What do you love about Who was your most
work situation you’ve working for Strutt & working for Strutt & memorable client? The
found yourself in? I sold Parker? The brand is so Parker? Having the full WW2 ﬁghter pilot who
Shalden Park Cottage, Shalden a house for a widow, clever, combining an support of a large London was the ﬁrst RAF pilot
Hampshire GU34 which was bought by a established name and ﬁrm where your voice can to ‘tip over’ a V1 ﬂying
An ideally situated former estate manager’s house widower. Three months client base with a fresh still be heard. bomb and survive.
with elegant and well-proportioned accommodation. later they asked me to attitude and individual
be their best man. ideas. We share our o ce Scan the code with your
£995,000 What has been your with a ﬁne farming and smartphone to search the
career high to date? land management team – latest listings available
Being made a Partner. I am surrounded by talent. from Strutt & Parker.
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that make us
The devil is in the detail Only the brightest
ideas will do
At Strutt & Parker,
our clients come ﬁrst. Intelligence We approach every day, Partnership
We go out of our way every project and every
Sharper thinking The key to success is
to understand your relationship with an open great partnerships
on every level
requirements and the mind. It’s never a case
reasons behind them of doing what others do,
so that we can deliver We owe our reputation to or even what we did last Relationships come
a service that goes the quality of our people, week – each job is a new ﬁrst, and none is more
above and beyond your who are characterised challenge that deserves a important than the
expectations – a service by an intelligent, fresh approach. By being one we have with our
that doesn’t just respond knowledgeable and creative in the way we clients. But it’s also the
to your property needs thoughtful approach think, act and respond, relationships we build
but anticipates them. Like to work. We tackle we’re able to ﬁnd new and between our teams that
looking at your property challenges collectively, unique ways to uncover enable us to deliver the
from a buyer’s point of considering every angle hidden opportunities, as right level of service.
view and emphasising and applying robust well as to solve problems. Everybody is willing to
the distinctive features strategies for success. Our new Smartboards assist, advise or share
that make it desirable. When the credit crunch are a ﬁrst for the industry: an opinion, pooling
Our website o ers the hit, for example, we prospective buyers can our knowledge and
functionality to search launched our National view properties on the experience. This belief is
by lifestyle as well as the Open House Day, a go by zapping the board shared by our clients, who
usual criteria, so if your smart way to get buyers with their smartphone, provide us with valuable
property has speciﬁc and sellers together in while sellers can keep feedback through our
features, it will reach a relaxed setting, which track of the ‘zaps’ their customer satisfaction
the right buyers. helps to generate healthy property receives. survey. Most people say
competition and speeds they would use us again or
up the sales process. recommend us to a friend.