Savills, Knight Frank and Hamptons have all reported a booming country house market.
Savills’ research team has scoured the country to identify 40 villages – the top five in each English region – that “have it all” for those looking to swap city living for the country life.
Some dream country houses changed hands across Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire in 2020, notes buying agent Robin Gould – including a Medieval ‘sleeping beauty’ and a once-in-a-generation opportunity overlooking the Blackdown Hills…
“The prime and super-prime markets will continue to break away from the core housing market” in the coming year, forecasts Jackson-Stops.
Tom Adams will work alongside founder Sandy Mitchell to turn design consultancy and introductions agency RedBook into “a leading global, end-to-end property agency… a one stop shop for best-in-class curated introductions.”
These five homes have attracted the most interest on Britain’s biggest property portal this year…
The ultra rich seek to turn holiday homes and private islands into more permanent bases for working and studying, writes James Pickford in the Financial Times.
Sale agreed on renowned Gothic-style mansion amid ‘busiest prime country market in 20 years’.
English farmers could be offered “lump sum exit payments” if they don’t want (or can’t afford) to shift to a new post-EU subsidy regime.
People living in rural and coastal areas are generally happier with where they live than those living in cities and urban areas, says Rightmove.
Urbanist Architecture has seen a 65% jump in demand for rural home designs, including a marked increase in Para 79 “Country House Clause” commissions.
Average rents in the countryside have risen by 5.5% in the last year, reports Hamptons, while city rents have fallen by 5.3%.