The long weekend is a time for celebration, with hundreds of events held annually the length and breadth of the country. We have chosen a selection of properties across the country, which could offer a permanent base or a holiday home in locations renowned for their late summer celebrations.
The Dartmouth Royal Regatta, which takes place from 27th to the 29th August in the historic sailing town of Dartmouth, is one of the most famous regattas in the UK. Sails, a brand new development due for completion next month, benefits from having a prime position on the harbour front, commanding far reaching views of the coast. The three bedroom, three bathroom leading penthouse in the development, makes the most of these views, with vast windows throughout and airy open plan living, dining and cooking space. Furthermore, there is a large roof garden with an al-fresco dining area, complete with outdoor kitchen and built-in seating area. The penthouse is accessible via a lift and also comes with a secure parking garage and storage ‘pod’ in the basement. The property is on the market for £1.5 million with our Exeter office (tel.: 01392 214 222). For more information please click here.
The historic Goodwood House and Estate, home to the Goodwood Retro weekend which takes place from the 28th to 30th August, is just a few miles away from The Old Rectory, a mid-Victorian rectory situated in the village of West Stoke, within the South Downs National Park. The seven bedroom property was built in 1875 and is approached by an impressive long tree-lined driveway, set in about 3.5 acres. The mature gardens and grounds encompass both a paddock and formal gardens, in addition to a number of outbuildings, including a brick and tiled studio, covered parking and stabling. The idyllic countryside location is just four miles away from the charming town of Chichester, which boasts a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. A mainline station, which provides regular services into London, is also found in the town, with services running into London Victoria in 1 hour 36 minutes. The property is on the market and price is upon application, with our Chichester office (tel.: 01243 786316). For more information please click here.
Beaumaris Medieval Festival on the Isle of Anglesey is an annual celebration, which takes place from the 29th to the 31st August, involving a number of exciting family activities, including lively battle re-enactments. 2 Pen y Parc is a charming period property situated just one mile from the castle in Beaumaris, with striking views of both the sea and the Snowdonian Mountain range. Originally part of the Williams-Buckley estate, the property forms the central part of the main house, set in approximately 15.5 acres. The interior has been finished to a high specification with two luxurious fitted bathrooms and a well-appointed kitchen. Although situated in a rural position, the property is within close proximity of both Beaumaris and its local amenities and the A55 expressway, which allows for travel along North Wales and into England. The property is on the market at a guide price of £430,000, with our Chester office (tel.: 01244 328361). For more information please click here.
The Newlyn Fish Festival is one of the most popular bank holiday events held in the south-west, which takes place on 31st August, Bank Holiday Monday. Blue Elvin is situated just a short walk from the festival’s venue of Newlyn Harbour, one of the most active commercial fishing harbours in Britain. The five bedroom property benefits from fantastic panoramic views of Mounts Bay and St Michael’s Mount and has been designed by a local architect with modern luxury living in mind. The property has a strong emphasis on modern technology, with the designer appliances and bathroom fittings reflecting the contemporary design of the property. The property is located close to the cultural, coastal town of Penzance, famous for its collection of museums, shops and art galleries. The property is on the market at a guide price of £1.15 million, with our Truro office (tel.: 01872 261160). For more information please click here.