Jean’s Trip to North Devon

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  Last week, I arrived in Barnstaple, the most populated town in North Devon. From here, I took a taxi to Woolacombe and during the journey, had a short but pleasant conversation with my driver who happened to be from the adjacent town of Braunton. He took me along a scenic short-cut route which cut through the country back roads and took a total of four miles off our overall journey. The road was enveloped by hedges on both sides and there was only...

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Heathrow, London… The New Crossrail Story?

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London Heathrow is now the 2nd busiest airport in the world which comes as no surprise as it is also a mixed residential, hotel and office complex – there are currently more than 73,000 employees working across the airport. Right now, the Heathrow Express ferries people back and forth on a non-stop service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes. It has the highest satisfaction rates in London and the South East from the UK rail passenger which...

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Battersea… A Prime Riverside Location

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Battersea is the perfect area for those who long for the quintessential, private and green spaces you would expect to find within an affluent village, but who still appreciate such close proximity to great city bars, restaurants, art spaces and pubs. In this case, there is no need to journey as far as the West End (which is around 20mins away by taxi or car and around 25mins by train) with Battersea, Southbank , Chelsea and the River Thames boat services being almost a...

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Penthouses JUST Released in Liverpool Development

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The development is situated right in the centre of Liverpool, directly opposite James Street station and adjacent to Liverpool One, a huge, open air leisure, retail and residential complex offering 160 high profile stores. This previously commercial office space is currently being transformed by an award-winning architect into a nine-floor residential development providing a unique living space for young professionals looking to live in the heart of the city with absolutely...

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A trip to the Afan Valley Adventure Resort

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Caerau Parc is a brand new outdoor adventure park that will transform the 485 acres of land within the Afan Valley once it arrives. The development will host a large commercial space with a range of shops, bars and restaurants on offer, alongside several beautifully designed lodges and a luxury hotel. The Valleys of South Wales are known as the heart and soul of Wales thanks to their rich heritage and warm welcome. Afan is set amongst densely wooded forests and glorious...

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Hotel Operator ‘Giant Hospitality’ wins Go Tourism Award!

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The Go Tourism Awards are held each year in order to celebrate and recognise the excellence of various region’s hospitality and tourism sectors. This year, both the Llandudno Bay Hotel and Caer Rhun Hall were shortlisted for the Go North Wales awards! Representatives from both organisations attended the awards ceremony at Venue Cymru on Thursday 24th November in Llandudno. Llandudno Bay Hotel was shortlisted for ‘Best Accommodation’ whilst Caer Rhun...

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60 seconds with… Tom Chamberlain (Property Consultant)

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What is the difference between residential purchases and commercial? Clients tend to be less knowledgeable when it comes to commercial purchases. In fact, around 90% of my clients were unfamiliar with the concept at first! Commercial purchases involve a little more time explaining as we want each client to understand the differences which avoids confusion later on. From my point of view, that is the hardest part. One described, they are sold on the idea immediately.   What...

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Q&A with Michael and Jean (Tenby, Wales)

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Taking Tenby… The team visited the town of Tenby, and although some were forced to leave due to planned engagements, Jean (Director, Properties of the World) and Michael (Head of Sales, Properties of the World) decided to stay on. I got them to share their views on the limited, but fulfilling days they spent there. Speaking to Michael about Tenby, it was hard to not feel like I had already been there myself because of the emotions his description evoked: “Just...

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Area Guide: Manchester

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HISTORY, ICT AND CHIP BUTTY’S… Manchester is a large major city situated in North West England region. Manchester is known for its unique take on education and history; one example would be based in the Manchester Museum which displays works of archaeology and natural history from Egyptian mummies to dinosaurs. Fast Fact: Did you know Manchester was famous for what they called a Chip Barm – known today as a chip butty which is essentially,...

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Area Guide: London

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A DIVERSE CAPITAL CITY… London is the capital of the UK and is situated in the South East of England, split by the River Thames. London is a very well known trading and manufacturing capital and was also the place of residents to several prominent historical figures including Shakespeare, The Kray Twins, Ronnie Biggs, Idris Elba, J.M.W. Turner, Charlie Chaplin and Twiggy just to name a few. It’s also home to some iconic landmarks such as Big...

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Area Guide: Birmingham

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BIG, BOLD CITY OF BIRMINGHAM…! Birmingham is a large city situated in the West Midlands region of England. Known to many as a manufacturing powerhouse, the city is enriched in history with several industrial revolution landmarks dotted throughout the city. It’s also home to a large network of canals, many of which begin from Sherborne Wharf. An added bonus are the lines of trendy cafes and bars running along each canal, providing a superb place...

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Brexit: Our view on what it means for the UK property market?

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BREXIT… Our view on what it means for the UK property market (Sent: Wednesday 20th July 2016)   Good Afternoon,   On Friday 23rd of June, Britain (despite just how narrow the difference was) voted to leave the European Union to the surprise of many. We cannot say we expected this outcome which is why, as a business owner, it has understandably taken some time to completely digest. Why have I chosen to push on and continue business as usual you...

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Newsletter: Our Latest Findings – UK Care Investments

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UK Care Investments… We are always on the outlook for the right properties for you and your portfolio and July was no different as more and more of our clients sought advice on the various sectors in which they could invest their money… UK care investments are a type of investment you may have heard of, but perhaps, know little about. Care homes are an alternative to those who would rather venture away from residential buy-to-let’s....

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Area Guide: Reading

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A Commuter Haven…. Reading is enriched in history and boasts a number of famous residences both current and past. In particular, a rather royal offering in the form of Kate Middleton, who was born in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the heart of Reading. It was also home to Jane Austen who went to school in Reading and became a very famous novelist for several of her works, including ‘Mansfield Park’ and the very famous ‘Pride and Prejudice’ which both have film...

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Jean’s visit to Caer Rhun, North Wales

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Jean’s visit to Caer Rhun, North Wales I still remember the first time I visited the Caer Rhun estate at the end of January. From the drive through the medieval town of Conwy – a world heritage UNESCO site – to the point when the car swerved in and out between the rolling hills of Conwy Valley… there was something almost magical about the views of the Snowdonia Mountains. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, mountains turned into greenery and we were...

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Liverpool Business Trip

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Liverpool Business Trip We always like to share our experience of visiting the developments that we offer. On the 12th of February, we went to Liverpool to view new properties. From the buzzing city centre area to Albert Docks, where the hustle and bustle transforms into a quiet serene riverside area, we enjoyed our day! As you may know, we have a personal approach to what we consider great customer service. We often visit...

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