Yearly Archives: 2015


December 2015

The end of second home buying?


Last year the Chancellor of the Exchequer was the home buyer’s friend when he overhauled the way Stamp Duty on the purchase of residential property is calculated. He is now seen as the pantomime villain with his further tinkering of this already unpopular and insidious tax in the latest autumn statement. From the 1st April [...]

The end of second home buying?2018-02-27T15:16:40+00:00

Sloe Gin Season


It's sloe gin making season and we would love to hear about your favourite sloe gin recipes, sloe picking tips and gin related stories, preferably with accompanying photographs! Go to our Facebook page (you can click on the F logo), Like, Share and post your Comment by midday Friday 18th December to be in with [...]

Sloe Gin Season2017-01-19T15:18:22+00:00

November 2015

Shooting and the Countryside


Whatever one’s view on shooting may be, there is no doubt that it is an integral part of country life and much of the beautiful English countryside has been shaped and landscaped over the years with the management of game in mind. Shooting is important to the rural economy, providing income and employment whilst for [...]

Shooting and the Countryside2018-02-27T15:17:45+00:00

Salisbury at Christmas


With Christmas approaching all too rapidly, one of the local seasonal highlights in recent years has been the popular Salisbury Christmas Market which will run this year in the Guildhall Square from Thursday 26th November to Sunday 20th December. As ever, there will be a varied selection of interesting stalls in Swiss style wooden chalets [...]

Salisbury at Christmas2017-01-19T15:33:07+00:00

October 2015

Whoosh – Bang! Chitterne Bonfire Night


As part of our commitment to support local community events, Rural View are delighted to be sponsoring this year's Bonfire & Fireworks Display at Chitterne, a lovely rural village located between Salisbury & Warminster. With a deserved reputation for being bigger & better than the average local display, it promises to be a spectacular show [...]

Whoosh – Bang! Chitterne Bonfire Night2017-01-20T13:01:37+00:00

Estate Agents: High street or on-line?


Walking up and down Castle Street in the otherwise lovely historic cathedral city of Salisbury, Wiltshire is surely one of the most soulless experiences with the complete dominance of estate agency offices and this comes from someone who is an estate agent himself! Napoleon once famously described Britain as being a nation of shop keepers, now it [...]

Estate Agents: High street or on-line?2018-02-27T15:20:33+00:00

5 little known facts about rural Dorset


Dorset is a fascinating county with a varied landscape. We give you 5 of our favourite facts about living in Dorset. The Celtic name ‘Dorseteschire’ means the place of fisticuffs! Enid Blyton bought Purbeck Golf Club for £1 and she used to holiday in Swanage. Many of her ‘Five’ series of books are based around [...]

5 little known facts about rural Dorset2017-03-07T10:35:31+00:00

Would you like to live in the country?


From village fetes to westminster... One of the benefits of English country living and village life vs living in the city, is being part of the local community. Known as country estate agents specialising in selling rural homes and country lettings in Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire, Rural View conduct their business with this very much [...]

Would you like to live in the country?2018-02-27T15:25:41+00:00

Country Cycling


In the past cycling was thought to be the preserve of the French but over the last decade there has been a huge explosion in the number of people getting on their bikes in this country and it has now become a British institution. Inspired by GB’s tremendous success in the Olympics and Tour de [...]

Country Cycling2018-02-27T15:28:04+00:00

September 2015

Delays in a property sale


When buying a new property, most people spend a tremendous amount of time, thought, effort and emotion in choosing the right property. It can take many hours of scrutinising the internet portals for suitable properties, carrying out viewings and deliberating before finally making a decision as to which property would make the perfect home. After [...]

Delays in a property sale2018-02-27T15:31:54+00:00

August 2015

July 2015

Single storey homes and Bungalows


Why is a single storey home not always necessarily a bungalow? Most people would think they are one and the same thing but this is not actually the case. Although the accommodation of many bungalows are set out on just one level and can therefore be correctly described as single storey homes, not all single [...]

Single storey homes and Bungalows2018-02-27T15:36:03+00:00

Entertaining kids in Wiltshire


The Summer Holidays are once again upon us and while getting away is always the focus of the coming weeks, there will be plenty of infilling to make sure that the little darlings are kept busy. Here in South Wiltshire we have a variety of activities, attractions and places of interest, both in the immediate [...]

Entertaining kids in Wiltshire2018-02-27T15:37:52+00:00

The new inheritance tax proposals


The recent budget has been described as one of the most progressive for years and one of the headline grabbing changes relates to the passing on of family homes and inheritance tax. From April 2017 if you own a property worth up to £1m you will be able to leave it to children or grandchildren [...]

The new inheritance tax proposals2018-02-27T15:44:01+00:00

June 2015

Property News – mid way through 2015


To misquote Albert Arkwright in Open All Hours, so far it’s been a funny old year. Speaking to property buyers, sellers and agents up and down the country, broadly speaking, most seem to share our experience of the housing market over the course of the first half of 2015 in that it’s been something of [...]

Property News – mid way through 20152018-02-27T15:45:47+00:00

May 2015

A guide to Dorset schools


North Dorset State Primary Schools All Saints CE VC Primary School, Bishops Caundle Archbishop Wake CE Primary School, Blandford Forum Blandford St Mary CE VA Primary School, Blandford St Mary Cranborne CE VA First School, Cranborne Downlands Community Primary School, Blandford Camp Durweston CE Primary School, Durweston Gillingham Primary School, Gillingham, Dorset Milldown CE VC [...]

A guide to Dorset schools2017-03-07T10:38:23+00:00

April 2015

How to show off your home: The viewing


One of the main questions about property viewings is who should carry it out? It is an intrusive business having strangers wandering round your home and it can be unsettling or feel very personal hearing them comment on its negatives. It can also be awkward for the people who are doing the intruding and so [...]

How to show off your home: The viewing2018-02-27T15:49:48+00:00

March 2015

Estas 2015 shortlisting


For the second year in succession, Rural View has been recognised for our outstanding customer service by the ESTAS, the largest and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry. THE ESTAS determines the best estate & letting agents in the country through research carried out amongst customers. This year’s competition saw 25,000 [...]

Estas 2015 shortlisting2018-02-27T15:54:57+00:00

How to show off your home: property presentation


After careful consideration you have selected the right estate agent to market your home, they have produced a lovely brochure with lots of well taken photographs and a floor plan, advertised it in the local press and displayed it on a wide variety of websites. Now comes the key part in selling your property, the [...]

How to show off your home: property presentation2018-02-27T16:01:03+00:00

Rural View an award nominated local estate agent


It's not often that we blow our own trumpet but we are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted out of scores of firms to receive a coveted ESTAS Award for best regional Estate Agent's Office (Southern England). The industry equivalent of the Baftas will be held at the Park Lane Hilton in May and [...]

Rural View an award nominated local estate agent2017-03-06T16:56:04+00:00