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May 2020

Country Moves After Lockdown


For those of us living in the country, we may take for granted the clean fresh air and beautiful countryside around us, but at times like these, I bet we are all very appreciative of what it has to offer us during this period of lockdown. Surge in Demand When this time of uncertainty has [...]

Country Moves After Lockdown2020-05-11T14:29:40+00:00

April 2020

Homes & Horses


The area that Rural View operate in (Wiltshire, North Dorset & South Somerset) is often chosen as a place to live by equestrian enthusiasts, after all it has beautiful rolling countryside with a superb network of bridleways. From a property perspective, however, these are not the only things that a buyer might look for. How [...]

Homes & Horses2020-04-22T11:49:08+00:00

The Property Market & Covid-19


With the health of the nation being the absolute priority for everyone, the strict measures imposed by the Government on social distancing to curb the spread of the corona virus pandemic has unsurprisingly impacted on the UK property market and one could be forgiven for thinking that the housing sector has gone into a state [...]

The Property Market & Covid-192020-04-22T11:49:55+00:00

March 2020

Keep Calm & Carry On!


It’s not all bad news! The present global crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic is naturally a cause for concern and the health of our clients, family and friends has to be our absolute priority. Not surprisingly, the virus has impacted on the UK housing sector. After what looked to be a very promising start to [...]

Keep Calm & Carry On!2020-04-22T11:50:28+00:00

Rural View have Netted a New Office!


We are now at The Loft in Tisbury - pop in & see what a catch we are! In recent weeks Rural View has seen plenty of exposure in a range of local media outlets including The Blackmore Vale Magazine, Wiltshire Living Magazine, Our Valley News, Salisbury Journal and Country Child. This, together with the [...]

Rural View have Netted a New Office!2020-04-22T11:51:31+00:00

New moves for Rural View in 2020


Rural View was established by Charlie Graham in 2007 as a niche estate agency specialising in the sale and letting of country property. From its early roots it quickly established a reputation as an approachable local firm offering first class customer service, and with the addition of Mark Matthews in 2012 supplying further experience and [...]

New moves for Rural View in 20202020-03-03T14:37:28+00:00

January 2020

A New Decade, a New Property Market?


Whatever one’s view of December’s general election result and the divided state of the nation, at least the new Government’s substantial Parliamentary majority means that they will be able to progress their legislative programme so as to allow the country to move forward from the previous political impasse with a degree of certainty.It’s too early [...]

A New Decade, a New Property Market?2020-01-03T12:19:46+00:00

December 2019

Enter our Christmas Quiz to Win a Magnum of Champagne!


How well do you know South Wiltshire? Tell us where these 10 local scenes are for a chance to win a magnum of champagne. Email your answers A - J to admin@ruralview or post to Unit 5, Manor Farm, Chilmark, Salisbury SP3 5AF by 12.00pm Friday 3rd January 2020 A   B   C   [...]

Enter our Christmas Quiz to Win a Magnum of Champagne!2019-12-13T17:34:53+00:00

The Housing Market Comes to a Stop Over Christmas Right?


The answer is NO according to Rightmove who say that the number of daily visits to their website by those looking for a houses for sale doubles over the winter holiday period. This is partly as a result of there being more time to surf the net but it’s also when people tend to reflect [...]

The Housing Market Comes to a Stop Over Christmas Right?2019-12-11T17:21:33+00:00

November 2019

The Famous Bottom Drawer


Agents will often have one or two properties on their books which are not visible on the usual property portals but are available to buy. This is usually because the house owners would rather sell on a more discreet basis. Over the winter months there’s a generally held assumption that there are fewer buyers around [...]

The Famous Bottom Drawer2019-11-21T11:22:12+00:00

October 2019

How to Sell Your Home


The idea of selling your current property can be a daunting one whether it’s the first time you have done so, it’s been many years since you last moved or even if it is something you have some experience at. HM Government has produced a sensible ‘How to Sell’ guide with some useful information on [...]

How to Sell Your Home2019-10-09T16:03:37+00:00

July 2019

A Stone’s Throw – Discovering the West Country’s Hotspots


Living off the A303 is the place to be according to a recent Country Life article (linked below). Madeleine Silver writes about the villages situated off this major trunk road linking London with Devon & Cornwall. Charlie Graham of Rural View contributes to this piece with his thoughts about the property market in South Wiltshire [...]

A Stone’s Throw – Discovering the West Country’s Hotspots2019-07-22T14:51:28+00:00

Not the Biggest but the Best!


Rural View may not be the largest or indeed the most widely known estate agency covering the South Wiltshire/North Dorset area but we are the best when it comes to attracting interest in our clients’ properties. This claim is borne out by our clients’ homes being the most viewed properties in our patch on Rightmove, [...]

Not the Biggest but the Best!2020-07-13T11:13:18+00:00

June 2019

Do we have something to celebrate?


This might be a trifle premature but after three years of a fairly stagnant housing market, it seems to have woken up over the last couple of weeks. Rural View have been busy not only registering new buyers, arranging viewings and receiving offers but we have also had a tranche of new instructions come our [...]

Do we have something to celebrate?2019-06-21T11:36:23+00:00

April 2019

A Historic Gem in Hindon


Red Lion House is a handsome Grade II Listed house that once served as one of the many coaching inns that flourished in Hindon when the village was an important staging post between Exeter and London from the 18th to mid-19th Century. The present mainly Georgian building replaced a previous one on the site that [...]

A Historic Gem in Hindon2019-04-26T14:44:19+00:00

March 2019



If you thought that selling property by auction was the last resort for a desperate vendor to get rid of shabby, vermin invested dive, a bank offloading its stock of repossessions or a family wanting to move from a severely compromised house on the North Circular, think again! Many sellers are turning to auction as [...]

RURAL VIEW DO AUCTIONS!2019-03-29T12:59:29+00:00

December 2018

Enter our Christmas Quiz to Win a Magnum of Champagne!


For a bit of Christmas fun, we have devised a quiz asking you to name the 10 people below who during their lifetime had associations within an area covering a 20 miles radius of Tisbury. The first 5 you will need to identify them from their portraits and the second 5 from objects or places [...]

Enter our Christmas Quiz to Win a Magnum of Champagne!2018-12-04T15:59:24+00:00

November 2018

Marketing Your House This Winter, Is It A Good Idea?


The question regularly asked by prospective house sellers is whether it is a good idea to market one’s home over the winter months or is best to wait until spring? Traditionally the spring/early summer has been regarded as the prime selling season but in recent years the peaks and troughs between the usual ebb and [...]

Marketing Your House This Winter, Is It A Good Idea?2018-11-22T15:26:22+00:00

Village House, Town House? Where’s your next move?


It may seem obvious to some that those moving house should be absolutely clear about the sort of property they want to move to and where it should be. We are approached directly by buyers because they want to live in this particular area, but when one drills down in to precisely what they are [...]

Village House, Town House? Where’s your next move?2018-11-15T12:09:36+00:00

September 2018

Back to School – Our List of Schools in the Area is Top of the Class!


After the long summer which this year began early with the heatwave stretching back to May, the summer holidays have come to an end at last and our thoughts turn to the start of a new academic year, no doubt to the relief of parent and child alike! Salisbury and its Valleys, Shaftesbury, the Wiltshire [...]

Back to School – Our List of Schools in the Area is Top of the Class!2018-10-22T15:19:22+00:00