An Insider’s Guide to London’s Best Villages
In the past year, we have seen a huge surge in demand for homes in the country. In fact, at the end of 2020, prices in rural areas climbed to a staggering four-year high. Many Londoners, who don’t need to be tied to the city for work, are looking for a new life in the country.
But for some, being faced with a part time commute into London along with more time spent ferrying children around in the car, country living just doesn’t appeal. In essence, the convenience, culture and diversity of London is too good to leave behind.
There is a solution. Our Insider’s Guide to London’s Best Villages will help you to find a greener, quieter location whilst keeping all that London has to offer at your fingertips.
Are you considering joining the record number of families that are now relocating from London to the country? Are you wondering what benefits country life might offer you and your family?
To assure and inspire you read my 9 reasons to start a new life in the country. And set your plans in motion.
The secret’s out: top three West London villages causing a stir
West London is renowned for its period architecture, expansive parks and boasts some of the top schools in London. Add to this a real community, independent shops and summer fetes and you have the recipe for village life.
There are many well known areas of London that rightly own the ‘village’ label: Wimbledon Village and Hampstead Village to name just a couple. But let me steer you towards three lesser known West London ‘villages’ that are causing a stir. Leave the commotion of the city behind; London ‘villages’ are re-emerging.
An Essential Guide: Preparing Property for Viewings
As a professional property finder, house viewings are a part of my everyday life. Many homes that I visit are beautifully presented for a potential buyer, but some are not. Preparing property for viewings is really very simple, but it will involve some time and effort.
I recently went for a viewing with clients to a shortlisted property. When I had first viewed the house it had been spotless in every way. As I entered the property with my clients, it was very obvious that the vendors had left in a hurry that morning.