Santa Clause is coming….to Alresford!

Santa Clause is coming….to Alresford!

December 7, 2012By Kate

Every year Father Christmas comes to visit  the lovely market town of Alresford, however it is always a great mystery how or where he will arrive.  In previous years, he has arrived by helicopter, JCB and in disguise as Wallace and Gromit!  Last year he arrived with the help of Dr Who and the Daleks.  … Read More

Stockbridge and the Wallops – have you discovered them yet?

Stockbridge and the Wallops – have you discovered them yet?

November 29, 2012By Kate

Stockbridge and the Wallops are without doubt some of the prettiest and most popular places to live in Hampshire. They feel untouched by time and are seeped in history.  A feature of the Grosvenor Hotel in Stockbridge is its ‘porte cochere’ overhanging the pavement, which served two functions in stagecoaching days: those in the coach … Read More

Winchester – ‘Englands Christmas Capital’

Winchester – ‘Englands Christmas Capital’

November 19, 2012By Kate

Winchester is a popular city to visit and live in for many reasons and at this time of year, it comes into its own. Named ‘Englands Christmas Capital’, the festivities kicked off last week with the Christmas lights being switched on accompanied by live music from The Hoosiers and none other than Ocean Colour Scene! … Read More

Winchester Cathedral – so good they wrote a song about it!

Winchester Cathedral – so good they wrote a song about it!

November 12, 2012By Kate

One of the things Winchester is most famous for is its huge cathedral. It was begun in 1079 and consecrated in 1093, but the building was consistently altered up until the 16th century.  Inside the cathedral is a stunning 12th century black marble font, carved with scenes from the life of St Nicholas.  There are … Read More

Halloween in Hampshire

Halloween in Hampshire

October 25, 2012By Kate

I cannot believe a year has passed since last Halloween – it was my first in Winchester for 25 years and I was amazed at how many wonderful things there were to do for the children during half term week.  Our personal highlights were the ghoulish ghost train at the picturesque Exbury Gardens, an unforgettable … Read More

STOP PRESS – Goosechase offer reduced rates!

STOP PRESS – Goosechase offer reduced rates!

October 16, 2012By Kate

Goosechase Property Search appreciates how expensive moving is these days. It is one of the reasons that there is less coming on to the market as people make do with what they have, or extend their current property. We would therefore like to offer those of you who do need to move a reduced success … Read More

The Alresford Fair

The Alresford Fair

October 9, 2012By Kate

Once a year on a Thursday in October Broad Street in Alresford is transformed into a giant fun fair. The tradition of a fair in the town centre dates back to the sheep fairs of the middle ages, the greatest of which was held around Michaelmas Day. The Michaelmas Fair was held on the first … Read More

The X Factor!

The X Factor!

October 5, 2012By Kate

When you are looking to buy a home, you will start out with a list of  ‘must haves’, ‘nice to haves’ and ‘no’s’.  As the search progresses, your priorities often shift and the things that you thought were important to you might become something you are willing to compromise on.  Does that fourth bedroom really … Read More