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Britain's top 10 most romantic villages

Britain's top 10 most romantic villages

What makes a romantic village? It’s a combination of many factors: charm, character, escapism, rolling hills and romantic sunsets. Be whisked away this Valentine’s Day with our pick of the best villages around the UK. They are places to inspire you to move to the country, or even pop the question on February 14. Here you will find remote, coastal and picturesque places to live. 1. Portmeirion, GwyneddPortmeirion is full of tiny backstreets, attractive buildings and Italianate architecture. Clough Williams-Ellis bought the land on the Dwyryd estuary near his home in 1925, and it took more than fifty years to complete. It is based on the fishing village of Portofino on the Italian Riviera. This magical place may be an ideal location to stay on Valentine’s Day with the famous Portmeirion Hotel. • You can live nearby in Borth-y-Guest, right on the coast, where a terraced home with three or four bedrooms can cost under £250,000. 2. Grasmere, Lake DistrictRolling hills, w...

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Top 20 Georgian gems for sale
Georgian homes must be some of the most desirable properties on the market. They are certainly on many of our wishlists. Here is our round u...
A buyer’s checklist: Top 10 questions to ask
House hunting can be an exciting experience but you can often forget the most vital questions. It is important to take your time and make su...
Top 10 romantic homes
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is very much in the air. A house could be the perfect surprise for your spouse and an ‘I...

How to take the stress out of buying your next home

How to take the stress out of buying your next home

For most people buying a home will be the most expensive item they ever purchase, but how do you take the stress out of moving? We speak to Fine & Country agents around the world for their top tips and advice to make this process as simple as possible.Chris Rowntree, Branch Partner at Fine & Country OxfordSwans Rest, Oxfordshire, £950,000Understand your budget:“Get a clear understanding of how much you can afford to spend, ideally by taking advice from a financial consultant. They we will run through not only what lenders will be prepared to lend based upon your deposit and financial situation, but how you can best protect yourself about interest rate rises or illness.  This will also provide you with an accurate breakdown of all the associated costs involved in buying a home, which will ensure you avoid any unwanted surprises later.”It isn’t all on the web:“Talk to your local agent, give them a clear, concise and realistic idea of your perfect home. Keep in close con...

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17th Feb 2017
Should you buy or sell in 2017? Expert property market advice for the year ahead
With the Brexit vote and stamp duty changes, 2016 was a difficult year to predict and 2017 is looking almost as unclear. Could 2017 be the b...
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8th Feb 2017
A buyer’s checklist: Top 10 questions to ask
House hunting can be an exciting experience but you can often forget the most vital questions. It is important to take your time and make su...
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3rd Feb 2017
How to spot an up and coming area for property
Spotting an up-and-coming area is every homeowners' dream. But how do you find a town, village or city where prices will increase? We look a...
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1st Feb 2017

Top 10 country estates

Top 10 country estates

Are you looking for a property that is away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Do you want quieter surroundings? We have found 10 properties that are set in beautiful landscapes, in the heart of the countryside.1. Le Thoronet, Provence, France, €1,990,000Situated in an extraordinarily beautiful river setting on six acres of parkland, this is a nature lovers paradise. The two houses can be lived in as one family home or separately, offering seven bedrooms, numerous indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Wonderful tropical gardens surround the house as well as a swimming pool area. These lead onto open parkland and down to the river, which is bordered by woodland of towering silver birch and aspen. Heron, kingfisher, terrapins, cormorant and wild duck are all a common sight in the area.2. Langthorpe Road, New Ellerby, £1,100,000Set in the gentle rolling landscape of Holderness, this Grade II listed residence, stands in a manageable 29 acres with a useful range of well-kept brick b...

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15th Feb 2017
Renovation spotlight: Best homes in need of conversion and renovated homes
From barn conversions to renovated churches, large home renovation projects pose a significant challenge. Between the planning, site managem...
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13th Feb 2017
Top 10 romantic homes
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is very much in the air. A house could be the perfect surprise for your spouse and an ‘I...
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10th Feb 2017
Britain's top 10 most romantic villages
What makes a romantic village? It’s a combination of many factors: charm, character, escapism, rolling hills and romantic sunsets. Be whiske...
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6th Feb 2017

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