The Budget and its impact on the Housing Market

The Budget and its impact on the Housing Market

March 25, 2013By Kate

There was expectation that this latest budget would bring a boost to the housing market, and there were indeed a couple of measures introduced that we thought worthy of note. Firstly an extension of what was formerly called the First Buy scheme has been announced. Recently, the best mortgage rates have been available to those … Read More

There is more to the New Forest than meets the eye…

There is more to the New Forest than meets the eye…

March 5, 2013By Kate

It is one of the jewels in England’s crown, but how much do you know about the New Forest? It was William the Conqueror who created his ‘New Forest’ as a hunting preserve in 1079.  Near Cadnam is the Rufus Stone which commemorates the death of his son and successor, William II ( called William … Read More

The latest ‘must have’s’ for your house!

The latest ‘must have’s’ for your house!

February 27, 2013By Kate

We all have our favourite must have gadgets and luxuries for our houses.  Everything from swimming pools and tennis courts in the garden to items such as underfloor heating, sound systems and wine cellars are considered by some to fall into this category. We came across this article about the ‘must have’s’ for the super … Read More

Historic Odiham

Historic Odiham

February 20, 2013By Kate

During our searches over the last couple of weeks we have found ourselves out and about in Odiham which is one of north Hampshire’s prettiest and most sought after towns to live in. We thought we would investigate a bit more about its history. Its long wide High Street has the finest range of historic … Read More

Another thing Winchester is famous for…Colin Firth!

Another thing Winchester is famous for…Colin Firth!

January 27, 2013By Kate

Winchester has spawned a few celebrities including Jack Dee, Frank Turner and Andy Burrows of Razorlight, however the most famous has to be Colin Firth.  His first big role was in Pride and Prejudice, and Hampshire is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austens novel on Monday 28th January.  To find out more, please click … Read More

Something to warm you up!

Something to warm you up!

January 21, 2013By Kate

Hampshire is one of the UK’s main areas for the production of watercress which is widely grown in the area around Winchester.  The restored and privately owned steam railway running between Alresford and Alton is known as the ‘Watercress Line’ –  at one time the line would carry upwards of 30 ton of watercress a … Read More

Hampshire hits Hollywood!

Hampshire hits Hollywood!

January 15, 2013By Kate

Its the film that everyone is currently raving about – Les Miserables, however did you know that a some of it was filmed in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College?  I am sure its not the only reason why Hampshire residents are flocking to see the film, but I am sure part of … Read More

Why move to… Fleet

Why move to… Fleet

January 7, 2013By Kate

Fleet is at the centre of the district of Hart in North East Hampshire which has been voted the country’s most desirable place to live for quality of life for the second year in a row!  In particular the survey mentions that Hart residents enjoy good health, high employment, low crime, and high quality schooling.  … Read More