Yearly Archives: 2017

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NAME THE CHRISTMAS ARTIST COMPETITION!

Here are 10 winter & Christmas scenes, some are more familiar than others but who painted them? Name as many artists as you can! 1st Prize - 12 Bottles of Wine 2nd Prize - 6 Bottles of Wine TIE BREAK - How much was Picture G sold for at auction in 2017? Email your answers [...]

NAME THE CHRISTMAS ARTIST COMPETITION!2018-01-03T14:51:25+00:00

EPC changes in Residential Lettings

It has been on the cards for a while now, but legislation has a habit of creeping up on us and EPC changes in residential lettings is on the horizon. Government guidance states that: ‘ From April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach [...]

EPC changes in Residential Lettings2018-01-03T15:18:36+00:00

Now Selling AND Finding your Next Home

Nervous about marketing current property before finding your next home? We often conduct market appraisals where owners are not comfortable with putting their own properties on the market until they have found somewhere to move to. This is understandable, especially in a market where there is little to choose from. If they have been in their [...]

Now Selling AND Finding your Next Home2017-10-05T14:38:17+00:00

Moving for Wiltshire Grammar Schools and other Top Schools

One of the most pressing reasons for moving house is to live within reach of the best school that we have selected for our children. Gone are the days when a job for life meant a house for life with the local school as the only option. We are all much more mobile and selective [...]

Moving for Wiltshire Grammar Schools and other Top Schools2017-09-26T09:05:18+00:00

Victorian Elegance in Thomas Hardy’s Shaston (Shaftesbury)

A former rectory for sale in the heart of a historic market town of Shaftesbury Where is historic Shaftesbury? Straddling the Wiltshire/Dorset border, the ancient hill top market town of Shaftesbury, or Shaston as Thomas Hardy named it, is a truly historic settlement. It may have Celtic or Roman origins but is strongly associated with [...]

Victorian Elegance in Thomas Hardy’s Shaston (Shaftesbury)2017-09-06T09:40:48+00:00

Character House For Sale in Christopher Wren’s Childhood Village (East Knoyle)

Attractive 17th Century house with tremendous character Many of London’s most iconic landmark buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Naval Collage and a host of churches rebuilt after the Great Fire of London were designed by Sir Christopher Wren, one of England’s most highly acclaimed architects. This influential historical figure had a relatively [...]

Character House For Sale in Christopher Wren’s Childhood Village (East Knoyle)2017-07-04T12:42:34+00:00

South Wiltshire – a Cultural Hotspot

A plethora of cultural events have helped to put Salisbury and the pretty villages of South Wiltshire on the map. South Wiltshire has always had a strong connection to the arts, over the centuries drawing many well-known creative people to Salisbury and its beautiful valleys. Not only do they buy or rent property in the [...]

South Wiltshire – a Cultural Hotspot2017-07-04T12:54:36+00:00

Country Cottages and what Attracts Buyers

Country Cottages are many peoples' dream. Whether to escape to from the pressures of city life or to live in permanently, the country cottage holds a distinct charm and here are what we have found buyers most look for when making the move. Period Character Country cottages have plenty of character and what was often [...]

Country Cottages and what Attracts Buyers2017-05-18T14:13:20+00:00

Eco friendly homes Wiltshire | Energy efficiency

The idea of owning an eco-friendly home was perhaps at one time considered a nice but unrealistic idea, perhaps even a little left-field or hippy but increasingly over the years they have become more mainstream and indeed, are now extremely desirable. What makes a 'green' rural property? Green homes have been with us for a [...]

Eco friendly homes Wiltshire | Energy efficiency2017-05-18T14:51:02+00:00