Property Spotlight

February . 2024

We all know the cliché that location sells, but just as important in this market has been the quality of housing stock. With the cost building materials on an upward spiral over the last couple of years and longer waits for the availability of skilled tradesmen, many buyers have thought twice about taking on projects and we have found that ‘turnkey’ properties have proved increasingly popular. The case for a combination of the right location and good quality homes has therefore become a compelling one.

One such example was Field House in Barkers Hill, Semley. The owners had been known to us for many years and we had been fortunate enough to have sold properties for them before, so we knew what to expect when we arrived for our initial visit.

Field House was not a large property. It was under 2,000 sq ft, only had three bedrooms and the sitting room and kitchen were of a relatively modest size, but this particular house was a little gem.

“You were super helpful and efficient when selling our Dorset cottage. Thank you! Would highly recommend Rural View.” LK 2023

The property had been acquired some eight years previously, very much as a project and needing plenty of vision. The result was just dazzling. The clever thing about Field House was that everything about it complemented in an immaculate style that every single viewer simply fell for. It wasn’t over the top or glitzy, just very, very fine and it was a joy to sell.

The attention to detail was intrinsic to the product, from colour selection and soft furnishings to fittings and layout, but perhaps what gave buyers the most confidence on arrival was that very first impression of a good quality renovation. Everything about it, including the stone and brickwork, bespoke windows, hard landscaping and neatly shaped shrubs conveyed diligent care and flawless taste.

This recipe is one that will appeal in any market. An exceptionally good house, placed in a peaceful rural location with far reaching views and nothing to blight it. That combination of location and quality was irresistible to those who viewed Field House and within days of competitive bidding, a sale was agreed at a healthy premium to a delighted buyer.

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