A home is for Christmas
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 worlds 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 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 wouldnt 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.