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This month’s most viewed properties on Zoopla may surprise you

Which are the most popular properties in January so far? Valued from £77,000 to £65m and located in a variety of places – from London to Birmingham – here are the most viewed properties on Zoopla.

1. Five bedroom detached house in Hatfield for £4,500,000. A luxury Hertfordshire mansion occupied by singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa is back on the market less than a year since it was bought.

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2. Three bedroom terrace in Birmingham for £75,000. The property is priced to encourage a faster than average sale.

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3. Fifteen bedroom detached house in London for £65m. Originally designed and built in 1910 as the London residence for William Lyle of the Tate & Lyle family, this imposing mansion has been newly extended and refurbished.

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4.  Two bedroom terrace in Winson Green, near Birmingham, for £77,000. This freehold property is in James Turner Street, which features in the television show Benefits Street.

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5. Six bedroom detached house in Weybridge Surrey for £13,750,000. Formerly owned by John Lennon, this property is set in about 1.5 acres of exquisite gardens within the renowned St George’s Hill Estate.

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6. Four bedroom terrace in Teddington Surrey for £650,000. Believed to date from 1875, the property has a 50ft rear garden. The previous owners last wishes were to be buried in the garden, which is where both currently rest.

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7. Two bedroom house boat in King’s Cross for £87,000. Situated in Ice Wharf Marina, this house boat provides quick and easy access to King’s Cross Underground Station and fashionable Upper Street, with its range of shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques.

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8. Three bedroom end of terrace in Kent for £159,950. An offer of £190, 000 subject to contract has been made for this property. Anyone wishing to place a higher offer must do so before legal exchange of contracts.

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9. Three bedroom terrace in Harrow for £274,950.  This property has off-street parking, a large rear garden and benefits from being sold with no onward chain.

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10. Nine bedroom detached house in Kensington for £65m. A rare opportunity to restore this Grade II Listed detached house and extend it to approx 30, 000 sqft. Full planning permission has been granted for the works to include a separate cottage, tennis court and garden pavilion.

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January 29, 2014 at 12:47 PM Leave a comment

X Factor house is put back on the market to rent

The X Factor house is back on the market for rent following the end of the latest series, won by Sam Bailey.

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The seven bedroom detached property was revealed by Zoopla last year as the X Factor contestants moved in ahead of the live shows.

Number 9a Broad Walk, in London’ s Winchmore Hill, had plenty of space to accommodate the contestants, including Sam Callahan, Tamera Foster, Rough Copy, Luke Friend and Nicholas McDonald.

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There are seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and a swimming pool with a sauna.

And perhaps most importantly – especially for the X Factor stars – added security is provided with the property being set behind gates.

It is available to rent for £20,000 a month, the equivalent of £4,615 per week. The estimated value of the property is more than £6m.

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Nick Charalambous, of estate agents Winkworth, described Broad Walk to Zoopla at the time as “one of the most desirable in North London”.

The area is well known for attracting singers, with Lionel Richie and Cliff Richard both having previously lived there.

The area includes some relatively expensive, substantial family homes, and is a sought after location for families moving in to the area.

The average value of a property on the road Is £2.6m, but turnover is low, with just five homes in Broad Walk sold during the past five years. In the wider N21 postcode, the average property value is £more than £500,000.

January 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM 1 comment

Tulisa’s Hertfordshire home of less than a year is up for sale

A luxury Hertfordshire mansion occupied by singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa is back on the market less than a year since it was bought.


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Edge House in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, is being sold for £4.5m, having been first listed on Zoopla on November 11th last year – just 11 months after the singer first got her hands on the keys.

The property is set behind an electric gated entrance, and has five bedrooms split over two levels, an indoor pool complex with a gym and cinema room, and a sweeping drive.

There is also a triple garage and extensive landscaped gardens, with just under two acres of land.

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It is said to be in ‘one of the most desirable places to live in Hertfordshire’.

Lawrence Henry, of Statons, the estate agent handling the sale, told Zoopla: “It is a stunning home. The only part left from the original house on the site is the façade. It has been redeveloped to an exceptionally high standard. It is set in its own grounds and has a deep drive.”

It is understood the singer no longer lives at the property.

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The N-Dubz star was arrested after being accused of setting up a drug deal to an undercover reporter. She arrived at court today for a preliminary hearing.

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January 9, 2014 at 10:36 AM Leave a comment

Revealed: 2013 X Factor House location

Another year and another set of X Factor hopefuls come up against the career-defining criticism of the show’s judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger…yes, ITV’s X Factor is back on our screens.

And now it is live finals time, which means the contestants have settled into this year’s X Factor house – giving us the chance to do what we do best…a little property research. We love a challenge and have used the tools on to help us sniff out where the X Factor contestants will be living for the coming weeks. The properties are always exceptional and this year is no exception.

With the help of a little local knowledge, we were able to pin down the street via Zoopla and once again this year’s property lives up to expectations – a stunning multi-million pound property.

The 2013 X Factor house is situated on Broad Walk (number 9a), in London’s Winchmore Hill and we estimate its property value to be £6,130,794, with a rental value of £17,000 a month.

The detached property is located in what local estate agents describe as a highly sought after area.

Nick Charalambous, of estate agents Winkworth, described Broad Walk as “one of the most desirable in North London”.

He said: “A plethora of famous people have lived in the area in the past, including Lionel Richie and Cliff Richard.

“This area includes some relatively expensive, substantial family homes, and is a sought after location for families moving in to the area.

“There are also a number of great gastro pubs at the end of Broad walk, such as the King’s Head and Salisbury Arms, with Winchmore Hill green being the home for seasonal fetes and festivals.”

The average value of a property on the road is £2.6m, but turnover is low, with just five homes in Broad Walk sold during the past five years. In the wider N21 postcode, the average property value is £789,776.

Other properties in N21 for sale:

Where: Four bedroom detached house in Hoppers Road

Price: £789,995

Where: Three bedroom detached house in Ridge Road

Price: £575,000

Where: Three bedroom terraced house in Highfield Road

Price: £425,000

Special thanks to our intern Joseph Carbonaro for the property images.


October 11, 2013 at 3:55 PM 1 comment

X Factor’s Kelly Rowland eyeing a London home?

Could North London be about to get another sprinkle of American star dust?

London calling: Kelly Rowland has said she may move to the UK if she lands another series in the X Factor judge's chair

Hot on the heels of Hollywood starlet Cameron Diaz, who recently snapped up a home in Belsize Park, comes news that X Factor judge Kelly Rowland is planning to move to Blighty if she’s invited to return to the Simon Cowell talent quest juggernaut next year.

The singer, who took her place at the judges’ table alongside Tulisa Contostavlos, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh, has admitted she would love to return to the show in 2012 and is a fan of celebrity enclave North London.

She told the Daily Mirror: “There is no place like UK X Factor. If Simon wants me back next year then that would be good.

“I’m definitely considering buying a house over here as I love it here.”

However, the former Destiny’s Child singer, who currently calls a Miami beach house home,  admitted she’d need to take her family into consideration before making the final decision to move to the UK.

“My mother would have a problem with me moving because it’s so far away from home so she may have to move with me,” says Rowland, who sold her five-bedroom Texas property back in 2005 before relocating to Miami. “She doesn’t like that long plane ride so I’ve got to make sure I make her happy.”

Rowland still has a bit of time before she needs to start house hunting on this side of the Atlantic. X Factor bosses are yet to confirm whether any of this year’s judges will be returning in 2012 and a decision isn’t expected until April or May next year.

But in the interests of helping Rowland out, we’ve picked out three North London homes within easy commuting distance of the show’s Wembley live venue, in which we think Rowland could be very happy.

She might even meet Ms Diaz at the local Starbucks for a Chai Latte.

The bling factor

Perfect for next year’s Judges House segment, this seven bedroom home in Templewood Ave is set back behind a gated driveway: all the better to keep prying eyes away. There’s also a 100 ft mature garden, a smart reception room (for those tough love chats she needs to deliver as mentor) and a  master bedroom with huge en suite dressing room (somewhere to keep the frocks). This home is just a short trot to West Heath too, so Rowland won’t ever miss her morning jog.

The home is for sale for £15 million through Knight Frank

The glamour factor

Rowland could channel a bit of old school British glamour in this seven bedroom detached home in Frognal Lane, which was home to the actor Dame Peggy Ashcroft for 40 years from 1946. Manor House is Grade II listed and even has its own staff annexe. Also, if Rowland gets homesick for Miami she can just look out the window into a west facing garden and admire her very own water feature: surely that will help her cope with living away from the sea and sun of Miami beach.

The home is for sale for £8.9m through Goldschmidt and Howland.

The village factor

This six-bedroom, six bathroom Victorian terrace would deliver Rowland the much envied celebrity village lifestyle of Belsize Park already enjoyed by the likes of Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. This period home has a contemporary look inside with a state of the art kitchen, spacious bedrooms and a bijou garden (all the better for a sophisticated woman like Rowland).

The home is for sale for £5.9m through TK International



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