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December 21, 2012

The perfect Christmas dining room

For many homeowners, the focus at Christmas time often shifts from the opening of presents in the morning, to the afternoon feast in the dining room – a room that not only provides a place to eat but also often forms the central entertaining area in many homes during the festive period. An impressive dining room provides the backdrop for splendid food and jolly conversation – often with a few too many glasses of port thrown in for good measure.

With a combination of royal blue, gold and rich reds used in the lavish decor, the dining room at Holly Tree House in Chelford, Cheshire epitomises country house elegance. The room enjoys plenty of natural light, with large windows on three sides overlooking the grounds and a wealth of space – perfect for entertaining and dining during the Christmas period. The property is on the market with the Wilmslow office. For more information on Holly Tree House, click here.

The dining room at Holly Tree House

 

The dining room at Temple House in Horton offers a slightly less ‘traditional’ Christmas dining experience – although is equally opulent in its own right. Flagged stone floors, wicker chairs and stone figureheads create a Rococo themed environment;  a style that was popular in Paris during the mid-ate 1700s – characterised by lightness, elegance, the exuberant use of curving and stone ornamentation. The property is on the market at £875,000 with the Northampton office, for more information, see here.

The dining hall at The Temple House

 

For those who fancy a slightly more contemporary dining affair, the recently converted Cooperage in Ilmington could provide the perfect solution. Not so much a dining room as a dining hall, the spacious 41 ft long hall is airy and flooded with natural light during the day. Complete with six bedrooms and an open plan layout throughout, The Cooperage not only caters for the Christmas dinner but also post drinks and obligatory rounds of Pictionary. The Cooperage is on the market at £1,595,000 with the Chipping Campden office. For more information, please see here.

The dining room at The Cooperage

December 10, 2012

A home is for Christmas

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The scene-setter in most homes at Christmas will be the spruce tree; standing proud and decorated lavishly, its arrival signifies that the festive season is well and truly upon us – with the scent of pine needles wafting through the house.

The buyer of North Ford Farmhouse in Rivenhall, Essex, will be spoilt for choice, thanks to the quarter acre plantation of Norway Spruce at the rear of the property. With almost 300 trees, December provides a perfect additional income opportunity, as owner Paul Goodchild has demonstrated – selling the trees by word of mouth in the local community for anumber of years.

Outside of the festive season, the property also offers another income opportunity – thanks to the cricket bat willows that fill the remaining 10 acres of land,  which Paul sells to JS Wright & Sons, the world’s largest supplier of English cricket bats.

North Ford Farmhouse – offers spacious four bedroom family accommodation with elegant, neutral decor. Situated in the tranquil village of Rivenhall, the property is perfect for those who work in the surrounding area or commute to central London, with road and rail links providing fast, convenient transport. The house is on the market at offers in excess of £800,000 – for more information, please call our Chelmsford office on 01245 467468.

Christmas also provides a good time to celebrate with family and friends, and Jackson-Stops & Staff Truro has the perfect property to entertain guests. Situated in North Tamerton, Ogbeare Barn is a stunning barn conversion that comes complete with a three bedroom cottage. The property has been converted to a high standard, with contemporary fixtures complementing the period exposed timber beams. The open plan accommodation has the latest programmable lighting and media fittings; making this the ideal property for entertaining. The house is on the market at £1,000,000 – for more information, please see here.

A Christmas round up wouldn’t be complete without at least one festive sounding property, which this year comes in the form of Holly Cottage in Northamptonshire. The five bedroom property offers unspoiled rural views and has been sympathetically refurbished and remodelled by its current owners, now forming a practical family home with versatile accommodation. The surrounding village of Haselbech offers a range of amenities, while the town of Kettering offers more expansive facilities and travel connections. Holly Cottage is on the market at £615,000, for more information please see here.