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Britain’s top 20 prettiest summer villages

Britain’s top 20 prettiest summer villages

Few places compare with Britain’s country villages. They offer rural retreats, hidden hideaways and a slice of country life. Prices can vary from £250,000 for a cute Cotswold cottage, to a multi-million pound country manor in Sussex. We have scoured the UK to find the top 20 prettiest villages. Discover your perfect property.  1. Beddgelert, Gwynedd, North WalesIn the heart of Snowdonia, Beddgelert is regarded as one of the prettiest villages in the region.The Beddgelert Tourism Association say: “The village, in keeping with its location in the Snowdonia National Park, is picturesque and unspoilt. Small and friendly, it boasts a full range of amenities, including great guesthouses, arts and crafts, restaurants, and traditional pubs.”It certainly is one of the most attractive villages in Wales. Prices range from £140,000 for a one-bedroom cottage to half a million to run your own guest house.  2. Rye, East SussexRye is a fortified hilltop town with cobbled streets, tea rooms,...

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Competition: Win a Fortnum & Mason afternoon tea hamper in our picnic competition
Fine & Country is launching a new competition to win a Fortnum & Mason champagne afternoon tea hamper. We are celebrating the great...
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...
10 Signs it's Time to Put Your Home on the Market
Are you spending hours looking through listings, but just can’t bring yourself to put your home on the market? While you may not buy your ho...

Market Outlook: The Sunny Summer of 2017

Market Outlook: The Sunny Summer of 2017

What will the property market look like this summer? Where is the most demand, the top end of the market or the lower end of the market? Our agents comment on the current market trends and discuss how the property market will improve through the rest of the 2017. LONDON1. Adam TahirDirector, Fine & Country East LondonMoving into the summer, the market is strong in London. There’s plenty of movement at the lower end of the market. The top of the market is slow, and I anticipate that most people will sit tight for the next few months. Crossrail will spur a huge boost to the property market, especially with new builds and commercial properties.SUFFOLK2. Mark Halls Marketing Director, Fine & Country WoodbridgeOverall, the market is steady and stable, but there are a few things I've noticed this summer. Any home over £1 million has to be realistically priced - if not it simply won’t sell.  Generally, there is confidence in the market with demand remaining...

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21st Jul 2017
Win two VIP tickets to the British Showjumping National Championships
Fine & Country are launching a new competition to win a pair of tickets to the British Showjumping National Championships. The lucky win...
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12th Jul 2017
10 Signs it's Time to Put Your Home on the Market
Are you spending hours looking through listings, but just can’t bring yourself to put your home on the market? While you may not buy your ho...
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21st Jun 2017
UK General Election results: what are the Conservative’s plans for the housing market?
As the result emerges of a hung parliament in the 2017 UK General Election, we look at the largest party’s plan for the housing market.&nbsp...
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9th Jun 2017

Home on the Lakes: The Best Properties in the Lake District

Are you considering moving to greener pastures? The Lake District might be the spot for you. From Beatrix Potter to John Ruskin, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has attracted plenty of notable names. Read on to see some of the best properties the Lake District has to offer.1. The Old Vicarage, Colton, £850,000The Old Vicarage is a stunning country house built in 1874, in an idyllic setting within the Lake District National Park. The property has been comprehensively and tastefully refurbished to create a very appealing five-bedroom, two-bathroom family home on a generous garden plot of approximately one acre. The house is packed full of original features including fireplaces, cornicing and mouldings and the property benefits from having a sunny aspect on a quiet country lane, in a charming position overlooking the Colton valley. To the rear of the property is a cottage garden with a summer house and a small orchard to the side, all enclosed within a traditional Lakeland st...

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27th Jul 2017
World's best bedrooms with a view
Homes that take in views of the sea, a golf course, or stunning landscape are highly desired. We picked our top properties abroad that enjoy...
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18th Jul 2017
Top 10 homes for garden parties
With the weather starting to finally feel like summer, garden parties are in full swing. We have chosen our top 10 homes that are perfect fo...
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7th Jul 2017
Staycations: where are the best places to buy a holiday home?
Going on holiday in the UK is a trend that is only becoming more popular. The fall in the value of the pound following Brexit has meant that...
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5th Jul 2017

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