Daily Archives: March 13, 2020

6 Bedroom Detached House, The Promenade, Wellingborough

Beech View was built and designed by the current owners to exacting standards and is an imposing detached double fronted Neo-Georgian style three storey family house located on one of the most prestigious roads in the Hatton Park area of Wellingborough. The property is approached through double gates which in turn provide access to a carriage driveway leading to the attached double garage and there is further ample off-road parking. This stunning home sits in an enviable mature plot of approximately 0.4 acres and overlooks woodland to the rear.
On entering you are a greeted by an impressive reception hallway with a central galleried staircase. The main reception is off to the right and is a large bright room with working fireplace, on the left of the hallway is a study and a family dining room. To the rear is the hub of this amazing home is a stunning split level kitchen/breakfast room with a further vaulted sitting room that opens to the rear gardens. The kitchen is fully integrated and has a central island, there is also a separate utility room with access to the double garage. The ground floor is definitely ideal for family entertaining.
On the first floor is a superb master bedroom suite with its own sitting area, sun balcony, dressing room and luxurious en-suite bathroom. There are a further three double bedrooms on this floor one of which has an en-suite shower room as well as a family bathroom. On the top floor are a further tow double bedrooms and another bathroom.
The Promenade is a tree lined road situated just a short distance from Wellingborough town centre and Wellingborough train station which provides train services into London St Pancras in around 50 minutes. The M1 motorway can be accessed at junction 15 via the A45 dual carriageway as well as the A14 at Thrapston. Both state primary and secondary education is close by together with private schooling at the historic and renowned Wellingborough School. Rushden Lakes shopping centre is close by.

Entrance Hallway –

Guest Cloakroom –

Study – 3.81m x 2.72m (12’6 x 8’11) –

Reception Room – 5.61m x 3.86m (18’5 x 12’8) –

Dining Room – 3.86m x 3.81m (12’8 x 12’6) –

Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 10.01m x 6.73m (32’10 x 22’1) –

Sun/Sitting Room –

Utility Room – 2.57m x 2.39m (8’5 x 7’10) –

Double Bedroom – 3.56m x 3.43m (11’8 x 11’3) –

En-Suite Shower Room –

Master Bedroom Suite – 7.32m x 5.51m ( max ) (24′ x 18’1 ( max )) –

Dressing Room –

En-Suite Bathroom –

Bedroom – 3.81m x 2.92m (12’6 x 9’7) –

Double Bedroom – 3.33m x 2.87m (10’11 x 9’5) –

Bathroom –

Bedroom – 4.11m x 3.53m (13’6 x 11’7) –

Bedroom – 4.42m x 2.97m (14’6 x 9’9) –

Bathroom –

Double Garage – 5.74m x 5.56m (18’10 x 18’3) –

Property Features

  • Detached Family House In 0.4 Acre Gardens
  • Galleried Reception Hall
  • Reception Room And Separate Dining Room
  • Study
  • Superb Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room And Sitting Room
  • Master Bedroom Suite With Sun Terrace
  • Five Further Double Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms And En-Suite Shower Room
  • Double Garage And Gated Carriage Driveway
  • Freehold


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Portals Say No! They reject agents’ plea for virus payment holiday

Portals Say No! They reject agents' plea for virus payment holiday

The three leading portals have rejected an appeal to give the industry a payment holiday to help firms through the Coronavirus crisis.

Estate Agent Today was approached yesterday morning by three independent agents exasperated about the prospect of sharply reduced revenue as a result of Coronavirus, which may well stretch over several months.

Ami Dixon, chief executive of online agency iMoveHome, contacted EAT on behalf of her firm and the High Street agency James Du Pavey – based in Nantwich and Eccleshall – and the Staffordshire High Street agency Dourish and Day.

Dixon told EAT: “As agents, we have had the most incredibly difficult 18 months, if we have survived Brexit, we are now to cope with Coronavirus. The market is suffering again and lenders are clamming up.

“The portals, being agents’ largest company bill, have done nothing to help agents keep going. Surely now is the time. Mortgage lenders are offering three months payment holiday to anyone affected, interest rates dropped, the government are taking the damage to our economy seriously but the portals again offer nothing. 

“Isn’t it time the portals offered agents some ease and recognise they need to help too!

“If they do not react the only survivors will be the corporates – independents may not make it through another tough year of turmoil. James and Steve both run seriously good, award winning independent high street agencies, I am an online as you know – we are all going to suffer as the market spirals into decline.”

Yesterday morning EAT asked all three portals if they would consider a payment holiday, and we passed Ami’s note to them to show the strength of feeling.

However, the request for help has been been dismissed out of hand.

Rightmove told us last evening: “We’re working with industry experts to run webinars over the next couple of weeks with practical advice to help support agents. We’ll be announcing details of these webinars on the Rightmove hub. The first one is live at 3pm on Monday March 16 with Peter Knight on how to prepare for and make the most of working from home. We’re also sending information to agents to help them prepare if they do need to run their business from home for a temporary period of time.

“We’ll be closely monitoring the situation in the coming weeks and will add more relevant topics to help agents. We’re closely following government guidance at Rightmove and we have plans in place for all employees to work from home if necessary which have been tested to ensure they’re fit for purpose.”

Andy Marshall, chief commercial officer for Zoopla, told us: “Naturally we are mindful of the impact of Coronavirus on our agent partners. We welcome moves made by the government to help the industry, which include a business rates holiday and promises to refund sick pay costs for employees off work due to the illness. While it is too early to say for certain, we hope that the steps taken by the government, combined with the strong start the market has enjoyed this year and the recent reduction in the Base Rate, making borrowing cheaper, will mean the Coronavirus only has a short-term impact on the housing market.”

A spokesperson for OnTheMarket told us: “The situation regarding the COVID-19 virus is clearly evolving rapidly and we are monitoring developments accordingly. OnTheMarket recognised last year the challenging market conditions which agents were facing and decided the right thing to do was to support our agent base with our 2020 Pricing Pledge. This determined not to increase listing fees in 2020 for any agents on full standard tariff contracts who signed five-year agreements at IPO, rather than being charged an increase of up to five per cent as allowed for within the agreement.

“Following the election in December and at the beginning of this year, the UK housing market saw a marked increase in transactions and a ‘bounce’ in sentiment. While it is too early to tell the wider impacts of the COVID-19 virus on the housing market, we will naturally continue to monitor the situation very closely. In the current environment, and as the agent-backed portal, OnTheMarket is as committed as ever to delivering high volumes of quality leads and a first-class support service at a sustainably fair price.”

Just this week OnTheMarket – in the same announcement as it revealed chief executive Ian Springett had been sacked – boasted that its revenues for the year to the end of January were above the £18m figure it had previously suggested: it declined to comment on any pay-off being made to Springett.

Zoopla is not listed on the London Stock Exchange but its owner – Silver Lake Partners, a US private equity firm specialising in technology investments – bought the ZPG company for £2.2 billion in 2018, and has since then invested heavily in its agency services.

Investors in Purplebricks and Countrywide take fright over virus

Investors in Purplebricks and Countrywide take fright over virus

Almost all quoted agencies and portals have suffered as a result of stock market investors being spooked by Coronavirus, with some of the more controversial players – especially Countrywide and Purplebricks – leading the falls.

At close of business yesterday late afternoon, this was the picture:

Countrywide, 175.0p, down 24.05%

Purplebricks, 53.5p, down 15.08%

Savills, 882.0p, down 11.67%

OnTheMarket, 61.03p, down 10.91%

Rightmove, 515.8p, down 7.83%

LSL Property Services, 265.0p, down 7.67%

Foxtons, 59.5p, down 5.71%

The Property Franchise Group, 188.0p, down 3.09%

Winkworth, 135.55p, den 1.42%

Hunters, 55.0p, up 0.92%