Showing posts from December, 2021

Everything you'll ever need to know about the Cotswolds

Castle Comb  Everything you'll ever need to know about... The Cotswolds Unless you've been living under a rock for your while life you will have heard of The Cotswolds, a stunning area located in the heart of England. Pepper potted with endless pretty villages it is as desirable as it is expensive! There is a glut of information about this popular part of the UK and below is a convenient list of links to some of the more helpful websites that will provide you with all of the information you will ever need know... Arlington Row, Bibury Exploring The Cotswolds "The Cotswolds covers a huge area – almost 800 square miles – and runs through five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire). One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas, each with its own identity, yet all with those defining Cotswold features: golden stone and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’. Explore quintessentially English villages of honey-co

Riverbank Bliss

Quarry Wood, Marlow, Buckinghamshire  Guide Price  £3,850,000 Quarry Bank was built in 1896 on the site of Bisham Quarry, which was originally an important medieval source of stone, much of which was used to build Windsor Castle.  The property was divided into two residences in 1951 and since 2000 has been extensively modernised by the current owners with an abundance of spacious and well proportioned accommodation.  Still retaining a wealth of original features, Quarry Bank enjoys high ceilings, balconies to the front and is both  elegant and beautifully presented throughout. Outside The annexe/home office was adapted in 2008 from a previous outbuilding and is fully insulated with underfloor heating, shower room and kitchen. It was completely rebuilt in 2015 with two sky lights, fully insulated and underfloor heating and could also be used as a guest suite, gym or au pair suite. To the rear of the house is a Wine cellar which was built in 2016, into the chalk hill and maintains simila

Most popular homes for sale in 2021

  Rightmove’s Most Viewed Homes Of 2021 New data from the UK’s biggest property website Rightmove reveals the most viewed homes of 2021. Rightmove’s Property Expert Tim Bannister said :  “This year in property has really been like no other. We’ve seen people imagining the life that could be in the countryside, looking at what’s on offer by the coast, and more recently, reigniting their curiosity about the city. All of this is apparent in our most viewed homes of the year, where there really is a dream home for everyone, from a London manor house just yards from Hampstead Heath to a coastal escape with direct access to the sea in Cornwall. Britain continues to have a real fascination with property this year, and a passion for homes of varying designs, layouts and locations.” Check out the most viewed homes of the year here…   A piece of modern luxury in Chigwell – £15,000,000 Scrolling through the images of this beautiful

The happiest place to live in the UK is...

Hexham regains crown of happiest place to live in Great Britain The Northumberland market town of Hexham has topped Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home Index for 2021, regaining the top spot which it last held back in 2019 Richmond in London rises up the ranks to take second place nationally this year, as well as being the happiest place to live in London for the seventh year running, while Harrogate takes the third spot.   Stirling takes the crown of happiest place in Scotland and Llandrindod Wells is once again the happiest place to live in Wales. The tenth year of the study found: Those living in coastal villages were the happiest group of people in the study More than two thirds of people who moved within the last 12 months moved to a different area, and this group were happier than those who did not move home Feeling a sense of belonging and being able to be yourself in your area were the most important factors for people to be happy where they live Community spirit was even more imp