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Kitchens that rise to the occasion

With the return of The Great British Bake Off this week and many people being inspired to get baking this weekend, we’ve collated an array of beautiful properties currently available through Grantley, all with stunning kitchens ideal for perfecting a Victoria Sponge or testing out someone’s spun sugar skills.

 

Warwick Heights

Currently on the market for £4,650,000

This home features a stunning Poggenpohl fitted kitchen finished in vanilla gloss and bookmark Walnut, topped with glacier white Corian work tops which not only provide ample preparation space but they also create an engaging entertainment space. Two large fridge/freezers by Miele, two convection ovens, steamer oven, combination oven and dishwasher will accommodate the largest of gatherings. Inset into the Corian work surface is a sculpted sink with a Blanco mixer/spray tap and separate Zip tap providing chilled or boiling filtered water. Set into the floor a lit and automated glass door leads to spiral wine cellar for holding up to 1,400 bottles. Connecting doors leading a 2nd prep kitchen and utility room.

 

High Barn, Effingham

Currently on the market for £3,950,000

High Barn is a six bedroom, five bathroom home offering spectacular panoramic views of the entire London skyline. The kitchen is part of the main residence, a converted oak framed period barn including character features such as stone flagged floors and exposed brick and flint walls.

 

The White House, Cranleigh

Currently on the market for £1,750,000

The White House is a superb double-fronted Regency house. Internally, the house is wonderfully elegant and light resulting from beautifully proportioned rooms with generous ceiling heights, and externally, the property features an orchard abundant with fruit trees and kitchen garden.

 

For more information on any of the above properties, please contact Grantley on 01483 407620 or visit sales@grantley.net

It’s not just Tudor roses at the Hampton Court Flower Show…

American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that, “the earth laughs in flowers”, and with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show in full swing at Hampton Court Palace this week, it’s not hard to see why. As well as the annual RHS Floral Marquee, filled with a gorgeous display of British and international flower varieties, this year’s event boasts masterfully-designed show gardens, an on-site farmers’ market and even a tropical butterfly sanctuary. We thought we’d add to the celebrations with this selection of homes whose gardens are teeming with beautiful plants and flowers.

Deepfield House is a spacious 1930s family home that sits on the edge of the Surrey village of Cranleigh. In addition to four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a roof terrace serving the master bedroom, the property has an idyllic garden space that encompasses a tiled patio, water feature and a summer house, set within 5.3 acres of grounds. The property is currently on the market with Grantley, with a guide price of £1,500,000.

Also on the market with Grantley is Hartwood, an elegant home occupying one wing of a magnificent Grade II Listed Georgian mansion in Shalford. Set within 13.5 acres of grounds, including private entertaining terraces and spectacular communal gardens draped in purple wisteria and bursts of floral colour throughout. The property is for sale at a guide price of £2,000,000. For further enquiries about either property, please call 01483 407620 or visit Grantley’s website

Prime Place Sevenoaks is a collection of one and two-bedroom apartments offering a luxury specification more usually associated with exclusive London developments, including a dedicated concierge service, hotel-style foyer, private business suite and under croft parking. At the heart of the development are beautifully landscaped gardens arranged over two levels. The lower Zen style courtyard provides a quiet, contemplative space with attractive circular planters and seasonal planting while the upper garden is designed as a sociable area, the perfect place to meet with friends where the soft night-time lighting creates a peaceful ambience, for relaxing on warm evenings. Prices start from £445,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. To make an appointment to see the new two-bedroom show home, please call 01732 789715 or visit their website for more info.

Homes perfect for a summer’s day dip

2017 is certainly keeping spirits – and vitamin D levels – running high as a spell of beautiful weather takes us into the midsummer months. Trips to the seaside, magical festivals and glorious balmy nights with a glass of Pimm’s in hand, it’s with very good reason that we’ve christened it The Great British summer. But why not bring it to your doorstep? While the nation is walking on sunshine, we’ve pulled together a beautiful selection of properties that feature idyllic swimming pools, so you can bask in the summer haze from the comfort of your own home.

Sheaves Farmhouse, the impressive six-bedroom farmhouse designed and built to high standards by its current owners, is on the market to let with high end Surrey estate agents Grantley. It has a heated pool and pool house, a large annexe with kitchen and shower room, a triple garage and single garage all set within 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens.

Vista by Berkeley Homes is a collection of luxurious one, two and three-bedroom apartments in an enviable location just moments from Chelsea Bridge. Exclusive to residents, its luxury leisure suite comprises a vitality pool, state-of-the-art gym and a sauna, complemented by a dedicated 24-hour concierge service for total convenience and practicality. Residents are also ideally situated to immerse themselves in Battersea Park’s urban oasis of beautiful gardens, trees and lakes or take for a sunset stroll along the River Thames.

Also on the market with Grantley is Gillhams House, a substantial 1930s seven-bedroom family house set within beautiful south facing gardens and parkland grounds of seven acres. The property features 5 bathrooms, a large entertaining terrace and extensive grounds that encompass a heated swimming pool with a slide as well as a tennis court.

It’s Garden Square Open Weekend

As of tomorrow it is Garden Square Open Weekend (17th -18th June), a special event that sees over 230 private and little-known gardens opened up across 27 London boroughs. With glorious weather expected, we’ve pulled together a couple of homes currently for sale with their own beautiful ‘secret’ garden that can be enjoyed in the summer sun:

Prime Place Sevenoaks, a development by ‘be’, is a stunning collection of high specification one and two-bedroom apartments less than two minutes’ walk from Sevenoaks station. From the upper floors, some of the homes benefit from far-reaching views across the North Downs, but at the heart of the development are beautifully-landscaped gardens arranged over two levels, designed by a multi Gold Medal award winner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

From Sevenoaks to Surrey; Hartwood is a beautifully presented Georgian wing of Bradstone Brook in Shalford on the market with high end Surrey estate agents Grantley. Bradstone Brook is a magnificent Grade II Listed Georgian mansion, believed to have been built in 1791 by Thomas Gibson, a London Merchant, set in 13.5 acre gardens and grounds. This five-bedroom home boasts stunning communal gardens, complete with a waterfall, as well as a communal tennis court, swimming pool and spectacular views of St Martha’s.

 

Homes with gardens ideal for an Easter egg hunt

Are you ever too old for an Easter egg hunt? In celebration of all things chocolate, we at PHM say no. So, as we hop towards the Easter weekend, we’ve pulled together a selection of homes with gardens perfect for hiding Easter eggs, all available with Grantley, the most recent addition to our client portfolio.

With a beautiful south facing garden, and seven acres of parkland, you’ll have to hunt far and wide for chocolate surprises at Gillhams House in Haslemere, Surrey. This 1930’s eight-bedroom family home totals 6,530 sqft, and features six receptions rooms, two staircases and a games room.

Set within 2.1 acres, Hammer Hill in Dorking is a characterful five-bed family home. Running along the south elevation is a wide paved terrace which leads to the garden. Well stocked with shrubberies and flower beds, the Easter Bunny will have a wide choice of hiding places.

Foley Hatch in Liphook is a beautiful detached cottage, set in an idyllic and rural location. Internally, the property features a triple aspect sitting room with views over adjoining fields. Outside, a large garden, shrubbery, a stream and two storage sheds, set a perfectly picturesque scene for an Easter egg hunt.

 

PHM appointed to provide PR services for Surrey-based property agency Grantley

We are very excited to have been appointed to provide PR services for Grantley, a Surrey-based property agency providing sales and lettings expertise as well as a bespoke serviced apartments offering.

Grantley was initially launched in 2009 to provide a professional property service in Surrey and West Sussex.

In 2015, two further businesses, Red Clam and Buy Night came together under the Grantley banner. Today, the group is responsible for a wide range of properties, from large country homes and estates in the Surrey Hills, to cottages in the county’s villages and serviced apartments in the centre of Guildford. The team has a wealth of experience and local knowledge underpinned by a discreet and proactive service.

We very much look forward to working with Grantley across all three divisions.

If you’re looking to implement a new streamlined PR strategy, need help with raising your company’s profile or want to delve into digital marketing, get in touch with us today on 01483 561119.

 

Be Our Guest

At PHM we’ve been feeling inspired by the release of Beauty and the Beast, and one of the film’s most iconic songs ‘Be Our Guest’. Here are some homes with fantastic living spaces ideal for entertaining – minus the singing and dancing crockery:

The beautiful Abell & Cleland by Berkeley Homes is situated in Westminster, London, and comprises a selection of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses. Guests will be suitably impressed by the development’s partnership with the nearby DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, which benefits residents with access to an exclusive in-room dining experience, ideal for dinner parties, and the opportunity to hire a private chef. Guests will also be greeted by an award winning concierge, with Abell & Cleland the first private residence in the UK to be officially awarded the prestigious Golden Keys Award by Les Clefs D’Or, Society of the Golden Keys.

Prices from £1,940,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Please call 02038 135884 or visit berkeleygroup.co.uk for more information.

Kennack, a truly stunning five-bedroom family home of Victorian origins in Cranleigh, has been superbly enlarged and renovated by its current owner. The ground floor serves the house particularly well for entertaining. It comprises three high ceilinged reception rooms and a magnificent kitchen and dining room. Bi-folding doors open directly onto the terrace and gardens, taking the party outside on summer nights.

Guide Price £1,695,000. For more information contact Grantley on 01483 407610 or sales@grantley.net.

Prime Place, Godalming is a collection of contemporary apartments and townhouses in the centre of the town, moments from the High Street. The townhouses offer light and spacious kitchen and dining areas, providing great entertaining space ideal for socialising whilst hosting dinner for your friends or family. Private parking is provided in an underground car park, with direct access to the homes.

Prices start £277,995 for a one-bedroom apartment. Help to Buy is available. Please call on 01483 351933 or email surreydi@hamptons-int.com for more information.

Gillhams House in Haslemere, Surrey, is an eight-bedroom 1930s family house, set within beautiful south facing gardens and parkland of around 7 acres. This home offers an impressive six reception rooms including a stunning dining room perfect for entertaining dinner guests.  The home’s swimming pool and games room are suited for relaxed and informal gatherings during the warmer months.

Guide price £3,250,000. For more information contact Grantley on 01483 407610 or sales@grantley.net.