January 29, 2013
A church or chapel conversion with striking gothic architecture, beautiful stained glass windows and spacious, open plan rooms offers great character and grandeur.
The Chapel in Mayfield, East Sussex is designed by the renowned Victorian architect Edward Pugin. This Grade II listed building was part of what was Mayfield College, a boarding school run by monks of the Xavarian Brotherhood. The subsequent conversion and restoration has been sympathetic to the original style and the chapel still features the stained glass windows, gilded gold ceiling and ornate stone carvings. The property has a state of the art kitchen and high quality fittings throughout. The property is on the market with our Tunbridge Wells office, for more information click here.
Perhaps not as bold as The Chapel in Mayfield, The Chapel House in Henley, Dorset still oozes character and charm. This three bedroom former Baptist chapel was converted into a family home around 20 years ago and has been extensively updated and improved. The master bedroom is of particular note, incorporating a bath and shower and coming complete with a timber clad ceiling that has been meticulously refinished to a high standard. The property is situated in Henley, which forms part of the larger village of Buckland Newton which has a range of local amenities and lies 10 miles north of the county town of Dorchester. The property is on the market with our Dorchester office, for more information click here.
Deceptively spacious, The Old Chapel in Bethersden, Kent is an imaginatively converted former Methodist Chapel with a most attractive symmetrical arched front entrance. Internally, the property has been meticulously crafted and refinished, creating a contemporary living space that is ideal for entertaining. High vaulted ceilings add to the sense of space, while exposed timber beams maintain the traditional character. The Old Chapel is set in the popular village of Bethersden, with easy access to further facilities and transport links in picturesque Ashford. The property is on the market with our Cranbrook office, for more information click here.
January 17, 2013
For lovers of the great outdoors, a winter walk along a meandering coastal path will blow away the cobwebs – and with 6000 miles of undulating British coastline, there is no shortage of potential routes.
One of the largest and most renowned coastlines in Britain is the Jurassic Coast, a strip of coastline in South-West England that spans almost 96 miles and over 180 million years of geological history.
Franklyns Farm near Honiton, Devon is just a short drive away from Lyme Regis, on the Jurassic Coast, providing numerous walks along the coast and in the surrounding Blackdown Hills. The property is a stunning design, constructed of green oak and a fusion of classic and contemporary materials, with full height windows that offer an almost 360 degree view. Outside, the property enjoys well stocked gardens with natural ponds and a gently south facing pasture, around 12 acres in total. The property is on the market through our Taunton office, for more information, click here.
Rockhaven in St Minver, Cornwall also offers a range of coastal walks all within a short distance. The beautifully finished four bedroom home is contemporary in style and sits just a few minutes drive away from Rock on the North Cornish Coast, a favoured residential and holiday village. The circular walk, from Rock to St Minver, is a particularly popular choice and suits both novice and more experienced walkers alike, conveniently passing three pubs and a brewery along the way should you require refreshment. The property is on the market with our Truro office, for more information, click here.
Moving to North Wales, 1 Victoria Terrace is situated near the water’s edge at Beaumaris, one of the most popular seaside towns on the Island of Anglesey. Reputedly the only Grade I listed townhouse in Wales, the property forms part of the Victoria Terrace building, built in the early 1830s as a fashionable centrepiece to the port. The property offers unspoiled ocean views and is well placed to take advantage of the superb walking routes around Anglesey’s coastal path and in the Snowdonia National Park. The property is available through our Chester office, for more information, click here.
January 8, 2013
Jackson-Stops & Staff will shortly be opening a new dedicated office to serve Goring and the surrounding area.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful stretches along the Thames, separating the Oxfordshire village of Goring on the north bank and the Berkshire village of Streatley across the river, the two villages span the commonly called ‘Goring Gap’ which lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to a wealth of outstanding traditional properties.
The new office will be working in close partnership with the Newbury Office and will augment the existing network of over 30 regional and eight central London offices, further adding to Jackson-Stops & Staff’s unparalleled expertise and experience within the industry.
The office will be opening on 1st February, for further information please contact Tim Sherston on: 01491 871 111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 4, 2013
With up to 30% of all new gym memberships taking place in the month of January, trimming up and getting into shape is a priority each New Year. Although all resolutions start with good intent, figures released at the start of 2012 showed that the public wastes a total of £37 billion on gym memberships, exercise and slimming classes they never attend.
A home gym can often provide a more practical, private solution. Jackson-Stops & Staff has a number of properties on the market with exceptional gyms that can keep your resolutions on track.
Offering a breathtaking indoor swimming pool and leisure complex, Tall Trees in Prestbury, Cheshire, is a striking five bedroom property that combines bold architecture and technology to provide the ultimate modern family living space. The swimming pool and gymnasium are on display through the full height glazing in the hall. A dedicated media room provides the ideal space to relax and unwind. The property is on the market with Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Wilmslow office, for more information, click here.
For thse who prefer to complete their workout while admiring the views, Old Park Hall in Axminster, Devon, offers an unspoiled panorama over the surrounding rolling countryside. Originally built on the site of the deer park for Newenham Abbey, the property was bought by Dame Emma Cullock in 1866 and has since undergone a number of extensions, creating a spacious four bedroom family home as well as a self contained two bedroom flat with rental income. The town of Axminster is within walking distance and has an excellent range of day to day amenities and has been highlighted in recent years due to Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall’s ‘River Cottage Canteen and Deli. Old Park Hall is on the market through Jackson-Stops & Staff’s Taunton office, for more information click here.