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Bountiful Bishops Waltham

Twelve miles south east of Winchester lies the medieval market town of Bishops Waltham. This thriving little ‘town’ (many locals call it ‘the village’) is where I go for day-to-day bits and bobs. Bishops Waltham has so much to offer, with fabulous places to eat and drink.  If you are in a rush you can grab […]

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The Hampshire High Life – the best houses for sale in Hampshire

I was lucky enough to enjoy a bit of the Hampshire high life the other day. A friend invited a group of local chaps for a curry evening. When I enquired where we were headed, he told me he was taking us to his favourite Indian restaurant in Cowes. Our taxi was a 40 foot, […]

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The seasons: nature and property search agents in harmony

  We are very lucky in Hampshire to spend our days as property search agents surrounded by beautiful countryside, alive with an abundance of nature’s creatures, big and small. As I sit and write, watching the housemartins that share our home in the summer months soar and dive around the garden picking off insects in […]

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Twyford – Queen of Hampshire villages

We are often asked to search for properties in and around the village of Twyford but why is it such a popular place for setting up home in Hampshire? Location – Situated on the River Itchen about 3 miles from Winchester, Twyford is a beautiful village with water meadows and parks to play in.  The […]

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Don’t panic – the Golden Rule of a Hampshire Search Agent

If there was one piece of advice that we like to offer our clients in the present climate, in our roles as a Hampshire search agent, it is “don’t panic”. This is not always the easiest thing to do if you believe reports in the media but, when buying a home, it is essential that […]

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Schools in Hampshire – a Buying Agents role

Buying Agents can help with more than just finding a house, relocating to a new area with a family may well include finding new schools for the children.  Its the time of year when school applications are submitted.  Hampshire has some great education options, whether you are looking for an outstanding state school or an […]

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Sealed Bids

I read the other week an interesting article in the Sunday Times Home supplement regarding the increasing popularity of sealed bids in this difficult property market. The article said that they were becoming more popular when there is a lot of interest in a property. Sealed bids are invited from all prospective buyers, kept but […]

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Things to do in Hampshire this Summer

 Things to do in Hampshire this Summer Hampshire life in the summer is full of beaches, streams and rivers, woods and forests, south downs trails, historic towns and cities, great shopping, theatres and great bars, restaurants and quaint local pubs; but if you are looking for a day out with family or friends, here are […]

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Is there a better time to move to Hampshire?

Is there a better time to leave the London rat race and move to Hampshire for that idyllic country life? All indications are that there isn’t and now is the best time to take the plunge and move to the country. There is no doubt that London house prices have bucked the nationwide trend of […]

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Country Living

I hate being late for anything. I am naturally a control freak and punctuality is important to me. Yet country living sometimes throws things at you that are out of your control and in these instances I battle to stay calm – yesterday was just such a day. House hunting is stressful work. Oh yes, […]

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