Yearly Archives: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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