Past Event | Escape to Barbados with Sotheby’s International Realty

Barbados is on the green list so you can get back to finding respite next to azure waters.  We are pleased to have Rae “Muffin” Stollmeyer from Barbados Sotheby’s International Realty joining us at our Country office in Cobham on Thursday 2nd of December. She will personally advise you on holiday homes, rental investments, and benefits of owning a property in Barbados.

Tuesday, 2nd of December, 2021
Book between 1PM and 6PM
38 High Street, Cobham, KT11 3EB

Find out more about:

Travel requirements

Purchase requirements

Tax benefits

Remote Worker Visas

Retirement plans and relocation

To Enquire about Barbados after the event: call us at +44 (0) 1932 860 537 or email us at country@sothebysrealty.co.uk.

 

In 2011, she started her own real estate company focusing on sales and long term rentals but joined forces with the Barbados Sotheby’s team in 2015 and is excited to expand the footprints of the Sotheby’s Realty brand in Barbados.  Muffin is one of the top female golfers on the island and is keen to entertain any client for a round of golf.

 

Register for Sotheby’s Valuation in Cobham

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For questions about the event, contact our office directly at:

+44 (0) 1932 860 537
country@sothebysrealty.co.uk

Fulham Reach | Holland Park & Holland Court Limited Offer

Fulham Reach Local Area

Book a tour or virtual viewing of the new Holland Park & Holland Court development at Fulham Reach and for a limited time when you buy a property at Fulham Reach with UK Sotheby’s International Realty we will provide you with 3-Months free property management.

Whether you decide to have us manage your Holland Park/Holland Court property or another one, we will assess your investment yield (could you be making more?) and advise on ways to maximize your rental property. This offer is only available for a limited time so book your tour now.

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Holland House & Holland Court

Fulham Reach is a thriving new waterfront community in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. This award-winning development features elegant architecture that accentuates the rich heritage of the site alongside beautiful modern homes designed for the future.

Bright, contemporary interiors, built to the highest standards
Full height windows, generous proportions and meticulously crafted design

 

 

You’re Invited to Lillie Square | Open House (Past Event)

We are still doing viewings of the Lillie Square development, but the Open House event has passed. Please contact Mohamed Zaghloul for more information. You can still book a viewing using the form below.

We have a limited number of apartments available, and we can offer you incredible preferred pricing on these properties beyond the rates you see online. Walk through the exquisite luxury collection, which offers unrivalled views across west and central London.

Lillie Square offers modern garden square living in West London. We have 2–3 bedroom apartments for sale, and the incredible penthouse is available as well.

1 Lillie Square, Lobby
London, SW6 1DZ

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Prime properties of North Yorkshire

Our York office has a boutique and niche feel, and we cover the upper end of the residential market in North Yorkshire, selling some of the finest property in the region. Our mission is to deliver optimum service and results for vendors and buyers alike by combining cutting edge marketing strategies with our knowledge of the market and our personable skills. The type of property we sell befits the Sotheby’s International Realty brand thus making our connected business perfect partners to work with each other.

York is seen as a property “hot spot” in the north of England. The city centre is abundant with wonderful architecture as well as cutting edge modern development and a vibrant lifestyle, making it a go-to destination. Connectivity to London is wonderful with direct trains taking less than 2 hours to travel between the two places which has resulted in the last year many people relocating from London to York simply for a better life work balance. From York, the journey takes 40 minutes to reach the North York Moors National Park or The Yorkshire Dales and in 1 hour you are at the coast.

York has also seen strong capital growth year-on-year and now is one of the most prime destinations to live in the north. It is also a very popular tourist destination so those looking to invest and generate income through holiday lets are doing so.

Toby Cockcroft
Managing Partner
York Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York, YO32 | 2,995,000

Live in UK’s only UNESCO World Heritage site

Christine Penny
Director Bath and South West Residential

When it comes to real estate in Bath, Christine Penny is the name that comes to mind. Spending 25 years in the property industry has allowed her to witness sweeping changes in the market. She joins UK Sotheby’s International Realty to bring Bath properties to the global market and expose listings to those who had never previously had access.

Bath is one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. The reasons why are many and varied; they include the city’s Roman heritage, Georgian architecture, great schools, stellar shopping and close links to London.

View of Royal Crescent in Bath, England

Highlights of Bath include:

Culture. The Theatre Royal (which has pre-west end productions), The Egg, (for inspiring young thespians), Festivals that include The Literary Festival, The Mozart Fest, Bath Boules Tournament and other current food and music fixtures.

Sports. Olympic standard sports facilities at Bath University, Premiership Rugby, County Cricket, Competitive Golf, Rowing Clubs, Bath Half Marathon and Horse Racing.

Recreation. Parks, the River Avon and Canal, Cycle Paths, Spas, Rural Countryside.

Bath is synonymous with hugely aspirational property. With its magnificent Georgian terraces, crescents and streets, as befits a city with World Heritage status, Bath possesses any number of enviable addresses and for that reason, it is not surprising how many famous people over the centuries have contributed talent and vision and choose and have chosen to make this their home. From Jane Austen, Beau Nash, John Wood and Ralph Allen to (current day) Nicolas Cage, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Jane Seymour and John Cleese (to name a few).

London Road West, Bath, Bath, BA1 | £2,250,000 | 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Bath is a fantastic place for families. Offering great education opportunities, many family friendly attractions and a safe, inspiring environment for children to grow up in.

Quality schooling is one of Bath’s great attractions, and the reason why many parents relocate to the city from London and elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Prior Park College, King Edward’s School, Kingswood School, the Royal High School and Monkton Combe School are leading independents. Bath also offers some of the finest state education in the country at both primary and secondary level.

Facts: Bath does not have industry or head offices. Bath is not a victim of commerce. It does however rely on tourism.

The Roman Baths, City of Bath, Somerset

Countryside surrounding Bath: Beautiful countryside and any number of charming villages and towns surround Bath. Attractive counties such as Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire are all in its immediate orbit.

The Mendip Hills and the Somerset levels offer a magical blend of history and legend. Overshadowed by its awesome Tor, Glastonbury is the Mendip district’s most famous town. While Wells, England’s smallest city, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral.

To the east of Bath is the rolling rural landscape of Wiltshire with its chalk horses and picture-postcard villages. Bradford on Avon is packed with specialist shops, art galleries and any number of desirable properties. Other Wiltshire villages of note include Corsham, Box and Castle Combe.

Bath has excellent transport links with mainline train service to London Paddington every 15 minutes and taking less than 90 minutes to reach central London. Bristol International Airport is a short drive away from the city centre and has flights to many European cities and holiday destinations.

The motorway network to the north of the city is also excellent with easy access to the M5 heading both south to Exeter and north to Birmingham and beyond. Junction 18 of the nearby M4 heads east towards London and west into Wales.

Bath is designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, it is the only city in the UK to have this honour bestowed upon it.

The city possesses a vibrant cultural scene, where the arts, food, fashion and sport all feature heavily.

Vaccinations don’t affect country move decision

Craigweil Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 £3,600,000 | 5 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

2020 and 2021 undoubtedly saw a large increase in enquiries and moves from urban areas to more rural ones. There were two kinds of people: Those who moved lock stock and barrel and those who bought a place in the country and retained either their home in the city or ever downsized in the city. So far, following the success of the inoculation program, we have not seen a return to the city, with many movers now settled into their new areas and successfully working from their new home office. Locations near transport have been key and as long as there is an excellent road or rail network nearby, there has been little limit to how far from the city they are prepared to go, perhaps restricted by time instead.

For example, at the time of writing we have a couple buying a beautiful mews house within stunning rural converted stables and surrounding lakes and lawns, forming part of a larger manor house, whilst they retain their home in London. They love the idea of being close to their children and grandchildren, only a few miles away, yet they can be at their London home within 45 minutes. Our mailing list has increased exponentially with buyers looking for the perfect family house away from the city and at some point this will slow down, but right now, all the evidence is for this market to continue.

Broadham Green Road, Oxted, RH8 | £2,000,000 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Most of the properties that have been taken up by this migratory force have been the larger family homes. Families with younger children through to late teens. Great schools nearby have been important, although many of the children stayed at their school, as long as they are boarding or commutable. At below £500,000 the market has been pushed along by factors such as the stamp duty holiday but also the pent-up need to move over the last year caused by working from home, births, employment etc. In prices over £1,000,000 it tends to be houses with great gardens and a good home office that have the greatest appeal and as said before, close to transport, yet away from the busy roads.

Buyers remain interested in unmodernised properties that they can renovate to their own specification and design but also, especially properties that are presented fully completed.

Properties in the commuter belt remain hot targets for buyers with a shortage of good stock and buyers waiting to pounce. A great house will sell very well and within a short period of time. Buyers are there waiting. Buyers from the UK and from international hot spots such as Hong Kong are longing to find the perfect house and if it is priced at the market value and presented well though all the mediums available, this really is a great time to sell or let your house. With the new school year fast approaching, buyers have every reason to capture the market today. Not only will they potentially save £15,000 stamp duty, they will enjoy their new gardens throughout this probable staycation summer.

Jason Corbett, Director Country Sales and Lets

Lifting restrictions make London Sales bounce back

Q1 has indeed been a much busier than expected market for sales. The key drivers being the opportunity for domestic buyers to come into the market with a fewer number of overseas buyers. The lack of travel and restrictions of quarantines has meant that people from overseas have held back on visiting for investment. This however is leading to a pent-up demand of overseas buyers waiting to pounce once these restrictions lift, we will have further updates on this on 17th May.

The Stamp Duty deadlines are approaching, and buyers, agents and lawyers have probably not been busier in terms of people wanting to beat the deadline. Come the end of June the first deadline will be here, with the phasing then continuing over the next three months.

Hong Kong buyers are continuing to be prevalent in the UK market, and we expect this to continue and grow as the travel restrictions lift.

This quarter alone we have sold a high number of properties including a bulk sale for £15m, the Iconic Lost House by Sir David Adjaye, £6.5m, a house in Hampstead for £16m, and Eaton Place £4.25m. The current level of properties under offer is at its highest yet, and these sales are primarily a result of lifestyle changes, investment and “life after lockdown.” The key requirements that people continue to request are space (indoor and outdoor), light and views. Lockdown restrictions are lifting, and we can now meet clients for outdoor lunches, visit pubs and begin high street shopping again. In the business world, JP Morgan have announced that employees should be back in their offices by July, which only emphasizes the importance of the continuation of City living!

Guy Bradshaw
Director, Head of London Residential

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J | £8,500,000 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms