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Zoopla reveal location of 2012 Apprentice House

**UPDATE (15 May 2013) – check out the 2013 Apprentice House here **

UPDATE: This year’s house is a £2.1m upgrade on last year’s house.

The Apprentice is back on the small screen and so the scramble begins (for us at least as we’re a little nosey) to unearth more info about where the swanky pad is that the 16 15 14 lived in during the filming.

We did it last year and we’ve done it again.  Here ‘s the Apprentice 2011 house and we found great pics of the Junior Apprentice house buried in the Zoopla Property Archive.

Episode one told us it was in Bayswater, narrowing down the field from 2.9million homes in London to just 12,572 homes in Bayswater or 125 streets for us to search.

Sorting streets by value in Bayswater on Zoopla shows that of the 125 streets, 38 of them have an average property value over £1m with the average property value in Bayswater standing at £758,848.

So street by street we looked at them via Streetview on Zoopla and a little while later we stumbled across it.

The house is number 18 Porchester Terrace with a current average value of £6,590,171 and has 8 beds, 6 baths, 3 receptions with the average value on the street standing at £1,570,484.

We don’t yet have any internals, so you’ll have to watch the show!

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March 23, 2012 at 12:30 PM 1 comment

REVEALED: Inside the Junior Apprentice house

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This year’s Junior Apprentice has been rebranded as the Young Apprentice, but the compulsive viewing and competitive element still remains. Quick synopsis for those who may not be avid viewers – a group of 16-17 year olds are put through their paces by Lord Sugar as they compete in various tasks to prove themselves worthy of a £25,000 prize that will help them up the career ladder.

In case you didn’t know, we’re a little curious here at Zoopla and more interested in the property side of things. Earlier this year we revealed where The Apprentice (Junior’s big brother) house was located –  and we’ve struck gold again thanks to the Zoopla Property Archive and bring you the Junior Apprentice house which is located on Hamilton Terrace, London, NW8 where average property values are £1,591,377.

It’s a significant property that’s had a serious refurb a few years ago. No expense has been spared on the refurbishment which provides 6,900 sq ft / 641 sq m of exceptional living space and features a 110 ft south west facing garden. What is interesting is that according to the Zoopla Property Archive we are able to tell you that the property was listed for sale back in February of this year with a hefty £15,750,000 price tag. What we’re not sure of is whether it actually sold – we’ll try and find out.

The property features include:

Lower Ground – His & hers studies, Kitchen/Breakfast area, Cinema, Sitting Room, Laundry

Ground Floor – Dining Room, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Wet Bar (can anyone help us with that), Staff bedroom (ensuite), Garage

First Floor – Dressing Room, walk in wardrobe, Sauna, Master Bedroom with balcony

Second Floor – Four bedrooms – all ensuite

So, what do you think of the property? Let us know in the comments below.

October 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM 3 comments

Oooh look, it’s The Apprentice house exclusively revealed by #apprentice

The 2011 Apprentice House - estimated value of £4,669,636 by

We love all things property here at and firmly believe information and good research is the key to making smarter property decisions.

So, whilst watching the first two episodes of the BBC’s The Apprentice earlier this week, we couldn’t help become a little curious as to where exactly this year’s stunning house is located.

We knew the property would be on Zoopla because we list every UK home (all 27m) in our home values section. So, we were hopeful we’d be able to unearth some juicy inside info on this year’s house for you. We weren’t disappointed…

We’d seen the front of the house in the show in Tuesday’s episode (9.03 mins in on BBC iPlayer) where the sixteen hopefuls would call home as they compete to win a £250,000 investment to start their own company, with Lord Sugar as their business partner and so we were hunting a huge pad with a sizeable value tag to match – see below.

The next clue came as Apprentice narrator, Mark Halliley,  repeatedly stated “Richmond” as this years location for the house. So, a little navigation in map view (we’ve incorporated Google Street View on Zoopla), then a quick trip to confirm our suspicions and now we can exclusively reveal that the house is actually located on Christchurch Road, East Sheen, London, SW14.

So, what specifics can tell us about the area and the house?

Average property values in East Sheen are currently £667,199

The average value of property in Christchurch Road, SW14 is £1,266,477

The current Zoopla property value of this year’s Apprentice house is £4,669,636

Then if we look at the property details page on Zoopla we can tell you that the house is a 7-bedroomed, detached, freehold property with 6 bathrooms, 3 receptions and is  currrently valued at  £4,669,741. We suspect that one of the other rooms (games room / study) is being currently used as a bedroom so that the sixteen (although now 14…games room returns?) hopefuls can each share an en-suite room.

Digging deeper and into the Zoopla Property Archive, where we store historic records of properties from across the UK that at one time have been for sale or to rent on the open market in the last 10 years, we can also  see that the property was previously listed for sale on 31st Mar 2004 for £1,800,000 and detailed as a 5-bedroom detached house at that point.

Our sold price records (we have over 16.6m dating back to 1995) show that the Apprentice house was sold on 23rd Apr 2004 for £1,715,000…£85,000 less than the original asking price.

We’ve also done a little more research and found out that the property that was bought in 2004 was then demolished and the stunning property we see on our screens was born!

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May 12, 2011 at 8:51 AM 6 comments

A ‘Gardeners World’ home for sale in Hampshire

This is a legacy post from the blog which is now maintained as an archive within the Zoopla blog. Links have been preserved.

Fans of the BBC’s Gardeners World will no doubt see a green-thumbed opportunity in the news that Barleywood, the four-bedroom Hampshire family home of Alan Titchmarsh, is back on the market.

Alan Titchmarsh

The Alton home and its extensive 1.2 acre gardens were the backdrop to the hugely popular television gardening programme for seven years until 2002 when Titchmarsh quit the show and moved to a nearby Georgian farmhouse.

The gardener, who also writes novels, is a broadcaster and hosts ITV1’s Popstar to Operastar with Myleene Klass, sold Barleywood to air traffic controllers Kevin and Jane Gothard nine years ago.

But Titchmarsh, who clearly still has a soft spot for his old family home located in the Hampshire village of Beech, announced the property was back on the market in his latest fan newsletter.

“Many of you will recall Barleywood from my years with the BBC’s Gardeners World, and it is wonderful to hear that the garden has been enjoyed just as much by its current owners,” Titchmarsh said.

“Kevin and Jane Gothard are moving after 9 years and judging by the photographs on agents Knight Frank’s website, have done a fabulous job in keeping up with what was quite a large garden.”

The Gothard’s have said of the garden: “It still feels like Alan Titchmarsh’s garden. We maintain what he created and haven’t altered or added anything.”

Titchmarsh was obviously chuffed by the kind words saying: “That’s a wonderful compliment for any gardener and I wish them all the best for their next home.”

Now the house selling is sorted, FindaProperty wonders if Titchmarsh could possibly help us rescue some rosemary that’s looking a bit worse for wear? We promise we haven’t over watered …

Barleywood is on the market with Knight Frank for £925,000.

May 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM Leave a comment

Have you been a victim of rental gazumping?

This is a legacy post from the blog which is now maintained as an archive within the Zoopla blog. Links have been preserved.

You might remember that FindaProperty did some research a little while back that revealed rental gazumping was on the rise.

Our survey found 13 per cent of those looking to rent a home had experienced rental gazumping over the past 12 months. No surprise then that the folks over at BBC’s The One Show have decided to investigate this new market trend and would like to speak to anyone who has been on the receiving end of rental gazumping.

Contact us

If you have been a victim of rental gazumping – ie, if you have lost a rental property to a higher bidder – then FindaProperty and The One Show would like to hear from you. Please email and let us know your experience.

April 11, 2011 at 9:31 AM Leave a comment

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