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Our Site Visit to Afan Valley Adventure Resort

Our Site Visit to Afan Valley Adventure Resort

Above Ben and James take photographs of the stunning scenery Last Thursday and Friday, I attended a site visit to Afan Valley Adventure Resort in Wales. This was hosted by Ben Dews and James McKelvie – the developers of the resort. Investor Meetup – Thursday Late Afternoon We initially met up with Ben and James on Thursday afternoon along with prospective investors in the cosy lounge of the Celtic Manor Resort. The atmosphere was really great – relaxed and sociable! Ben...

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Why Invest in Halifax (Yorkshire) – A Q&A with Jean

Halifax Yorkshire

Recently Jean and Michael visited Halifax to meet with the developers at Northern Powerhouse Developments. The aim of the visit was to get a feel of the progression and regeneration in the area, almost a year after the reopening of the Piece Hall. They also visited One Park Road, one of our newest residential developments in Halifax. Jean – you recently visited Halifax for a few days – how would you describe the city to someone who has never visited? Halifax is a real surprise – I would...

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Will Brexit Change the UK Hotel Industry?

Will Brexit Change the UK Hotel Industry?

It’s no secret that it is becoming more and more difficult to avoid all the talk of Brexit, and be exposed to some of the horror speculation which takes place on various news channels. This makes it difficult to wade through to the real truth about how the UK’s exit from the European Union will affect the UK hotel industry.  One of the main talking points is the slipping value of the British Pound against the Euro. With £1 getting you €1.13 (correct on 06/07/2018) it is no surprise that your...

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Joe’s Viewing Trip to Afan Valley Adventure Resort

Afan Valley Wales

Where in Wales is Afan Valley located? Have you been to this area before? Afan Valley Adventure Resort is located to the North of Port Talbot in Wales. I had not visited this area previously but was immediately struck by the beautiful landscapes and the soothing sounds of the river. After visiting the area, why do you think the developer chose Afan Valley as the location for building an adventure resort? I believe that the main reason is the versatility of the area. The river is bordered...

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Joe’s Viewing Trip to our Newest Devon Hotel – The Foxglove

The Foxglove Hotel Devon

1.You recently went to visit our newest hotel ‘The Foxglove’ in South Devon – what were your thoughts about the site and its surroundings? One of the main features of The Foxglove is the location – nestled in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, and only a stone’s throw from the famous Dartmoor National Park. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, including wild ponies that roam freely around the countryside. When I first drove into the hotel, I immediately...

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Q&A with Magnus (Chatham Waters, Chatham)

Q&A with Magnus (Chatham Waters, Chatham)

Was this your first trip to Chatham? Yes, it was. Thinking about your recent trip to Chatham, what are your immediate thoughts? I have visited a lot of London’s commuter towns and compared to most Chatham is absolutely picturesque. It has this typical charming coastal town flair. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants near the marina and everything is extremely well connected. Coming from London, it felt like taking a short holiday. Is there something in particular that stood out to...

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Our Contribution to the 2017 Parliamentary Review

Properties of The World Team

Although we have just begun our transition into autumn, there is already a special piece of news to share with you all! Properties of the World were invited to contribute to the 2017 Parliamentary Review for the Property Industry; to say it was an honour is truly an understatement. What is the Parliamentary Review? The Parliamentary Review is an indispensable guide to industry best practice that is headed up by the Rt Hon Philip Hammond. In each edition of...

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Properties of the World raise money for !

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre - Fundraiser

On Friday 18th August, we participated in the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in order to help fundraise for their youth programme. Alongside us, there were a number of other local businesses present – each arranged into teams of ten – who raced around Docklands and Canary Wharf. Our team was called the ‘Churchill Squad’ which is reflected in our choice of army/doctor costumes in commemoration of Winston Churchill’s unique and effective leadership during World War II. ...

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Michael’s Viewing Trip to Manchester

Manchester

What stood out to you during your trip to Manchester? Firstly, the fast rate of growth of the city; I used to live in Manchester years ago, and in the past two years during my trips there, I have never seized to be amazed by how quickly Manchester is developing, especially around MediaCityUK and the development of the Metrolink. What stood out to me about the site itself is that it is equidistant from MediaCityUK and Manchester City Centre. It is also very spacious and...

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Q&A with Jean (Coach House, Halifax)

The Coach House Halifax - Properties of the World

By Sara Feiz Jean and Michael recently visited one of our development sites in Halifax, acting both as explorers and as business people, to meet one of our developers, assess life in this region and find out more about the current property market – more specifically, a brand new hotel we have just been given to sell exclusively! Jean – Managing Director at Properties of the World – has a wealth of experience in real estate, through family...

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