It’s Great Up North! Dream Homes in Carlisle

Today we’re taking a closer look at homes for sale in one of England’s northernmost cities- Carlisle. Situated only ten miles south of the Scottish border, Carlisle is a small city of just over 100,000 people. This means it maintains a friendly feel and all attractions and amenities in the city centre are within walking distance.

The city was first established as a Roman settlement, close to Hadrian’s wall, and developed further in the Middle Ages as a military town due to its proximity to Scotland. Carlisle Castle was built around this time, and today houses the Duke of Lancaster’s regiment and a military museum. Carlisle also boasts a beautiful Cathedral, built in the early 12th Century.

It is easy to see what attracts homeowners to Carlisle – it has everything you’d expect in a bustling modern city, including a well-loved University Campus, galleries and museums and great transport links to the rest of the country. We’ve found some of the top houses for sale Carlisle has to offer, and shared them below.

A luxurious five bedroom home

The first of our houses for sale in Carlisle is a stunning five bedroom detached house. Tastefully decorated to a high standard, it’s in a sought after location to the North of Carlisle.

As well as having five spacious bedrooms, two are ensuite and there’s a family bathroom. The master bedroom also has an adjoining dressing room, so there’s plenty of space to get ready for that important occasion. The property also features a double garage and driveway with ample off-street parking, and an elegant garden with summerhouse. Priced at £575,000 this house is a great investment and one of the most impressive houses for sale Carlisle wide.

A modern one bedroom apartment

This smart one bedroom apartment has all you will need for city life. Close to the city centre, it has an open plan living room and kitchen, a comfortable bedroom and a balcony overlooking St Paul’s church.

This home also benefits from a security system and an allocated parking space. At £79,950 it is ideal for a first time buyer or a property investor.

A beautiful Victorian family home

This three bedroom terrace features classic Victorian looks and is situated only a couple of minutes walk from Carlisle city centre. Retaining many original period features, it has an attractive private garden and three spacious bedrooms.

Despite being in such a central location, the house also has access to a detached double garage, meaning you won’t be short of space inside or out. This characterful home can be yours for £279, 950.

A spacious 2 bedroom bungalow

This bungalow has two double bedrooms and is situated in a great residential area, with easy access to all the local amenities you’ll need and great transport links into the City Centre. With a garage and well-maintained gardens at the front and the rear, this house would make a great home for a retired couple.

This property backs on to the Kingmoor Nature Reserve, so a relaxing countryside experience is on your doorstep. At £175,000 this home has a beautiful price too.

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Holiday Homes in France: C’est la belle vie!

On the blog this week we’re continuing our look at the most popular holiday destinations for people living in the UK, and sharing our selection of the top properties available. If you’re considering buying your own home overseas, either to use as a holiday let or even to build a whole new life in a different country, we can help.

Today, we’re focusing on the second most popular holiday destination: France.

Why choose France for a holiday home?

France is one of the closest countries to the UK, making it very easy to travel there and back. As a country France has a huge variety of landscapes and climates to enjoy, from the urban sophistication of Paris, through to the beaches and sunshine of Nice, to mountain skiing resorts in the Alps. It’s not surprising, then, that almost nine million British people went on holiday to France in 2012.

When you add all that to the famous French reputation for beautiful cuisine and superb culture, there is something to appeal to most people. So read on and see if there is a property that appeals to you in our choice of holiday homes for sale in France.

A beautiful restored farm

Would you like a piece of the French good life? Our first property pick might be a dream home for you! A traditional country farm complex, situated in a quiet rural location overlooking the Cerou valley, this property has been renovated to offer a spacious family home and a gite. There is also potential to run the entire complex as a B&B.

The house has lots of original features including an internal well, terracotta floor tiles and a wood burner. There are also useful modern additions such as central heating, and an outdoor pool with a child alarm. There is also another cottage on the land which could be developed into a second gite. With lots of land, beautiful fruit trees, space to keep poultry and sheep- or build even more property- this complex seems to have a bit of everything, and can be yours for £486,660.

A detached house in the Dordogne

This one bedroom stone built cottage could be the perfect place for exploring all that the Dordogne has to offer. Nestled away in a picturesque cul-de-sac, it is partially restored and only one mile away from the nearest village, with shops, post office, bar and school.

With a traditional stone fireplace and wood-burning stove, this home preserves the best of traditional French living. The property needs further restoration, and would be the ideal project for someone wishing to be part of French village life. At only £49,500 it could be a great investment.

A two bedroom apartment in Paris

This stunning condominium puts you at the very heart of French city life in Paris. Retaining many original features of the building and easily reached by Metro and bus, it features a fully fitted kitchen so you can try your hand at some French cooking.

 The apartment is situated just down the street from the Museum of Romantic Life , the site of famous nineteenth century cultural salons frequented by famous composers and authors. This slice of historical France could be yours for just £331,286.

For holiday homes in France, Netmovers is the place to be!

Are you looking for holiday homes for sale in France? Netmovers have a great selection to choose from, and properties for sale in many other overseas destinations too!

Where would you choose to live in France? Have you bought a property there? Tell us all about it below, or tweet us @Netmovers.

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Why Homeowners Love Living in Leicester

When the exhibition 99 Reasons to Love Leicester took place in April this year, locals chose a mixture of Leicester celebrities and achievements to be proud of, and there was no shortage to pick from.

Famous Leicester born people include Monty Python’s Graham Chapman and author Sue Townsend. Other Leicester icons selected were Triumph Motorcycles and of course, Red Leicester cheese.

Leicester is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the UK, and this is reflected in its cultural life. As well as hosting the largest Caribbean Carnival in the UK outside of London, Leicester has the largest Diwali outside India, and an annual Pride parade.As the the tenth largest city in the UK, Leicester has lots to offer homeowners in every aspect of city living. We take a look at some of the houses for sale in Leicester and share our top property picks.

A smart two bedroom bungalow

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The first of our houses for sale in Leicester is an attractive two bedroom semi-detatched bungalow. It’s in a great location to reach Leicester city centre and is tastefully decorated.

With two spacious bedrooms, a conservatory and an impressive garden, this house would make a great family home, or a lovely place for a couple to retire in with plenty of space for any grandchildren. At £165,000, it’s a great price too.

An elegant and spacious apartment

Houses for sale in Leicester

This two bedroom apartment is among the most beautifully presented homes for sale Leicester has to offer. It is located in a popular residential area, and is convenient for all the local amenities, shops, schools and parks.

With an allocated parking space and the added security of remote controlled gates and an intercom system, this property is ideal for a first time buyer at £109,000.

A historic five bedroom cottage

Houses for sale in Leicester

Priced at £830,000, this stylish country residence is a dream home. Built in the 1800s as a gamekeeper’s cottage on the Kirkby Mallory Hall estate, it has been preserved and added to over the years, extended and upgraded to its current outstanding state.

As well as stunning landscaped gardens, the estate has over two acres of woodland, and is ideally situated for access to Leicester city centre and nearby Birmingham. With two double garages there is plenty of space for family vehicles, too.

A fantastic five bedroom family home

Houses for sale Leicester

This three-storey five bedroom house on sale for £369,950 would make a great family home.  In the ideal location, close to the city centre, it has retained many attractive original features.

With two shower rooms in addition to the family bathroom you won’t be arguing about who gets to use the bathroom first in the morning- and there are also two kitchens, with plenty of storage space throughout. The garden opens onto a practical and modern patio and there is off road parking for multiple vehicles.

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Living the Mediterranean Life: Gorgeous Holiday Homes in Greece

At this time of the year, many of us are jetting off around the world on our holidays. Have you ever thought about buying your own home overseas, either to use as a holiday let or even to build a whole new life in a different country?

We’re taking a look at the most popular holiday destinations for people living in the UK, and sharing our selection of the top properties available. This week, we’re concentrating on the third most popular holiday destination: Greece.

What makes Greece so special?

Nearly two million British people went on holiday to Greece in 2012. The country has rich and complex history, with plenty of archaeological evidence testifying to its crucial role in the ancient world.  In addition to the ruins and museums to visit, Greece has amazing cuisine and culture. One big attraction is the weather- hot, dry summers and mild winters. With so much coastline and so many beautiful islands, beaches are plentiful.

There is something for every holidaymaker in Greece, whether a party animal, sun seeker or history buff.  So why not see if there is something for you in our choice of holiday homes for sale in Greece?

A traditional village house

The first of our property picks is this traditional two bedroom village house in Kritsa, Crete. It might be an older property, but it has been carefully renovated within the last 15 years. Featuring spiral staircases and a terrace with views across the mountains and sea, this home enables you to become part of Greek village life.

The house is located on a quiet street, with its own off-road parking. Kritsa is the largest village on Crete, and is very popular with visitors. It’s also only a short distance from the cosmopolitan town of Aghios Nikolos, which you can reach via a regular bus service. Kritsa itself has lots of souvenir stalls, tavernas and restaurants as well as all the necessaries for everyday life such as doctors’ surgeries, banks and schools. At only £75,901 this property is ideal for a holiday home.

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A secluded three bedroom villa

Our next holiday home for sale in Greece is located on the stunning island of Syros, one of the Cyclades Islands. A classic Greek villa, this property has preserved its original features whilst being renovated with modern conveniences.

It is surrounded by greenery, is only a short walk from lovely beaches and tavernas and has breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding hills. The villa is on one level, making it easy to access, and boasts three large bedrooms. There is a veranda and patio area outside, featuring mature olive trees. That’s not all though- at £383,970 the price includes antiques and furnishings, a rowboat, a moped and scuba equipment! Great for renting out to holidaymakers as-is with little work to do.

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A modern maisonette in Marathon

Holiday homes in Greece aren’t all about the islands- there are some beautiful houses on the mainland too. This three level maisonette is a short distance from Athens, making travelling there a breeze.

This new-build complex has been constructed on a slope, meaning that all properties have views of the sea from their balcony. A sandy beach is only two kilometres away. This house features all modern conveniences and is finished to a very high standard, featuring fitted wardrobes and fitted kitchen- a home from home. At £232,168 the owner will also be allocated two parking spaces, and benefit from the security at the gated development.

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For holiday homes in Greece, the place to come is Netmovers!

Are you looking for holiday homes for sale in Greece? Netmovers have a great selection across the country, and many other overseas destinations too!

What’s your favourite Greek destination? Have you bought a property in Greece? Tell us all about it below, or tweet us @Netmovers.

 

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Living in the Steel City- dream homes in Sheffield!

Sheffield has long been a popular choice for people seeking a new home. With more than half a million people living there it is the third most populated district in England, so there is always a diverse range of things to do and see.

Sheffield is also one of Britain’s greenest places, with a third of the city lying within the boundaries of the beautiful Peak District national park. With more than 250 parks and gardens, Sheffield has the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe – so you can be sure to breathe easy in this Northern haven!

Today, we’re taking a look at some of the top property for sale in Sheffield. Why not see if the steel city is the place for you?

A spacious terrace with character

Houses for sale in Sheffield

One of the most commonly found types of houses for sale in Sheffield, terraced properties range from grand Victorian houses to cosier twentieth century homes.

This beautiful three bedroom house is full of character, with a large bay window and a neat paved garden requiring little maintenance. At £219,950, it is close to local amenities and schools, making it an ideal family home.

A detached house with history

Houses for sale Sheffield

Sheffield is a city with a rich history. There has been a settlement in the area for many thousands of years, and was the main cutlery producing area in the country from around 1600.

This one bedroom detached house is believed to have been built in 1470- little surprise it is a listed building. With beautiful exposed stonework and timber, but now featuring modern comforts like central heating, this slice of history can be yours for £320,000.

A modern family home

Houses for sale in Sheffield

Like most large cities, many of the properties for sale in Sheffield are new builds and recent developments.

This four bedroom home is a stunning example of a modern property. With a smart garage, a conservatory and a large garden, it was built to have everything you and your family will need.

A magnificent Victorian home with coach house

Houses for sale Sheffield

During the 19th Century Sheffield grew rapidly as the steel industry continued to boom. As a result, the city has a large number of beautiful Victorian homes.

This striking seven-bedroom property has its own coach house, with a triple garage! Combining the charm of original features with modern facilities, this property features airy, bright living spaces and enough space for even a large family to thrive. It is situated in a popular residential area with easy access to good schools.

A contemporary city centre apartment

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In recent years, Sheffield has worked hard to regenerate its City Centre, which now features such iconic spaces as the Peace Gardens and the Winter Garden.

As the city centre has developed, so has city centre living with many new apartments being built in the area. This two-bedroom apartment is located just outside the centre, within walking distance of all central Sheffield has to offer. It features accommodation that is exceptionally spacious for the area, and all at the reasonable price of £112,000.

Looking for property for sale in Sheffield? Try NetMovers!

NetMovers lists thousands of houses for sale in Sheffield, from spacious family homes to sleek modern apartments. We also have homes for sale and to rent across the UK, so there is sure to be something that suits you!

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Property in East Sussex: Historic, Diverse and Beautiful

East Sussex has so much to offer homeowners- coastline and beaches, historic sites of interest, port towns and market towns. It’s a popular place to seek a new property, whether you’re moving with your family or looking for that special spot to spend your retirement.

Today we’re taking a look at some of the top property for sale East Sussex has to offer. Why not read on and see if it could be the place to find your perfect new home?

A house in historic Hastings

Hastings has been a fishing port since medieval times, and still has a large fishing fleet today. It has miles of beach within walking distance of the town’s facilities, making it a tourist favourite. The famous Battle of Hastings actually took place a few miles down the road in the town of Battle.

This gorgeous converted two bedroom townhouse is in the West Hill Artists’ Quarter and has views across to the English Channel. The interior is stunningly modern, and it is attractively priced at £230,000.

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An apartment with character in Eastbourne

Eastbourne has been a seaside favourite for many years, but it is a relatively new town, developed by the Duke of Devonshire in 1800. In Eastbourne you will find a lovely beach and a pier, but also a Napoleonic fort and a military museum.

This beautiful apartment has a sought after location, just west of the town centre, and is spacious and full of character. As well as being walking distance from shop and the train station, it has views of the greenery of Grange Gardens. It has no chain and is priced at £159,950.

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An elegant bungalow in Bexhill-on-Sea

Bexhill is another charming seaside resort, packed with history. It was given away by William the Conqueror as part of the spoils of his victory! These days, it is a quiet and settled community which many people have chosen to retire to, and there is plenty to see and do.

If you want to retire in style this three bedroom bungalow could be just the place. One of the most exceptional houses for sale in East Sussex, it is set in a delightful half-acre of gardens. Including two bathrooms, a sun lounge, a workshop and a greenhouse amongst other rooms, this spacious modern property also has potential for an extension. You can make this home yours for £799,950.

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A stylish maisonette in Uckfield

Uckfield is now a modern market town, with great connections to the rest of East Sussex and beyond. It developed as a stopping-off place for pilgrims to Canterbury, who paused for a slice of pudding cake on Pudding Cake Lane.

This spacious and smartly renovated ground floor maisonette used to be a cake shop, and has been transformed into a stylish one bedroom home. With a secure, gated garden and plenty of interior storage space, this maisonette is among the more unusual property for sale East Sussex has to offer. It is on the market for £160,000.

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A family home in Crowborough

Crowborough is the largest inland town in East Sussex, and is situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. As well as being in an outstandingly beautiful area, it is only 35 miles away from the south of London, making it ideal for commuters who want to leave the city atmosphere behind when they come home.

This detached three bedroom house is the ideal family home. It is in an area with good access to schools and local shops, and features oak beams thoughout, lending it character. At £375,000, this home has all you need, including a superb large garden.

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Property News: Property values take off in Greater Manchester!

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This week Greater Manchester has been the centre of attention in the property world with the news that property values in Salford have risen even faster than those in London. Since the beginning of 2014, Salford property prices have increased by an incredible 12%, in contrast to London’s 8.2%.

MediaCityUK drives regeneration

One of the sources of this rapid rise in value is no mystery. The area has benefitted hugely from the relocation of BBC staff to the MediaCityUK development on the waterfront. The Corporation now has 2700 staff based in Salford, working on programming including the BBC’s breakfast, sports and children’s output, and more are arriving in Greater Manchester every month. Most BBC staff who choose to live in the Salford area have received a relocation package. This has enabled them to rent or buy quickly without worrying about expenses connected with moving house.

After the BBC staff started moving to MediaCity, the news came that ITV staff were moving there too, making Salford a thriving media hub.

MediaCity has kick-started the property market in Salford, but it isn’t the only cause of the continuing growth in the area. With regeneration projects such as the Salford City Stadium, and more families moving from Manchester to Salford in response to price rises, there are a number of factors working together to transform the city.

Residential property for sale in Manchester and Salford

The rise in the value of residential properties has not been confined to the Salford Quays area, but has spread to the whole Ordsall triangle with a whole range of renovated apartments coming on to the market, and a knock on effect even further afield.

The average home in Salford will now set you back £138,619, a rise of nearly £15,000 from January.

Commercial property for sale in Manchester and Salford

With the influx of new residents creating a buzz, there is a great demand for commercial property for sale in Manchester and Salford too.

Many businesses have already started to move in to take advantage of the improving economy, including shops, offices, restaurants and supermarkets, but there are still many opportunities for businesses to become part of this thriving community.

For an idea of the kinds of commercial property for sale Manchester has on the market, why not have a look at our recent blog post. Now is a great time to buy for business owners seeking to build a customer base in an increasingly affluent area. Despite the increasing property prices, Salford still represents great value for money.

Looking for a property in Salford or Manchester? Come to NetMovers.

NetMovers is the perfect place to look at the commercial property for sale Manchester and Salford has to offer, with fully searchable listings so you can easily find what you want.

We also list thousands of residential and commercial properties nationwide, so whatever you’re looking for, NetMovers can help you!

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Switching services: should you swap providers when you move?

Look how happy you could be, switching suppliers! Astounding!

Look how happy you could be, switching suppliers! Astounding!

With all the things you need to think about when moving house, swapping providers might not be at the top of your list. However, relocating can be a great opportunity to switch energy supplier or look into a new broadband provider.

In today’s blog we look at the pros and cons of switching services. If you’ve been thinking of a change of provider, take a look before you leap!

Finding the best deal for energy

When you move, you can continue to use your previous energy suppliers just by letting them know your new details. The tariff that suited your old home may not suit your new one though.

Alternatively you could use whichever company is already supplying energy to the property- they will write to “The Occupier” at your new address. In this situation, you might end up on their default tariff, at least to start with. That usually means you pay more!

A little online research could help you find a much better deal. Many companies will give you an introductory offer if you switch energy supplier, or will give lower bills if you buy both gas and electricity from them.

Using one of the many comparison sites such as USwitch, Which or Go Compare can help you find out which supplier will be best for you. You will need to enter some details about your new home, and your estimate of the energy you’ll use.

How to switch energy supplier

Switching supplier couldn’t be easier. If you choose to use a comparison website, you can usually switch online. If you prefer, you can phone the company of your choice instead.

Once the switch has gone through, you will need to take meter readings so the former supplier can be paid and the new supplier can take over.

Looking for a new broadband provider

Switching your broadband provider can be a little more complex than your energy supplier, but it is worth it if you find the right deal for you.

Many people stay with the same provider for years, when they could be getting faster download speeds and better value for money by moving.  When looking for broadband providers UK customers can now choose from a wide variety of packages to suit their needs.

The first thing to check is whether you are still in contract to your provider- some can last up to 24 months. If you are out of the contract period, you can go to a comparison website and take a look at the broadband providers UK wide.

You should consider the total offer when deciding to switch. Do you want satellite or cable TV? Is telephone line rental included or will you have to pay extra? Is there a cap on data usage?

How to switch broadband provider

In some cases you will need a number called a MAC code before you can switch- your new provider will let you know. If you do, you should call your current provider to get it. This will mean they know you are leaving, and they might try and offer you a deal to stay.

It can take a couple of weeks from getting your code to getting your new supplier up and running so you may have some time to wait. Some providers can get you connected in a new property very quickly, for example if you are moving to a cable or satellite package.

Make sure you look at the length of any contract so you know how long you are committed for!

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When looking for property for sale UK homeowners and landlords know that NetMovers is the place to be! We list property for sale UK wide, and with thousands of homes to choose from you’re sure to find something to suit you!

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Make the Most of Unloved and Awkward Rooms…

Every house has one- that space that you’re not quite sure what to do with. Whether it’s a tiny box room, a huge cellar or that gap under the stairs, it’s awkward and unloved.

As a top property finder UK homeowners trust, we know it doesn’t have to be this way! If you are savvy and know how to decorate your home, you can accentuate the positive and minimise those difficult qualities. Take a look at our top tips to transform your awkward space into an asset!

Make a gloomy room brighter

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If your unloved room is languishing in the gloom, there are a lot of tricks to make it look brighter. Firstly, make sure the lighting in the room is doing its job, and that as much light as possible can get in through the window. Swap heavy curtains for pale coloured cotton curtains or blinds. Another simple tip is to paint the room in pale colours. Use mirrors and shiny surfaces to bounce light around the room, making the murkiness a thing of the past!

Widen a narrow space

How to widen a narrow space

 

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To make a narrow space look wider, the key is to concentrate on the narrow walls. Placing a painting on a narrow wall will draw the eye, distracting from the narrowness. If you can, place a sofa against the narrow wall to give an impression of a wider room.

How to deal with large rooms

How to deal with large rooms

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When people think of unloved rooms, they often picture a box room. Large rooms can be just as awkward though. Many people have a large attic or cellar that they barely use, as there is no clear function to the room.

To give some structure to an unloved larger space, divide it into smaller spaces using furniture. Grouping some chairs and a table together in a corner can create a cosier space. Use warm colours to decorate with, making the room feel more intimate.

Add some height to a low ceiling

How to add some height to a low ceiling

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Does your unloved space have a low ceiling? You may not be able to raise the roof, but you can create the illusion of height when planning how to decorate your home. Painting the ceiling a pale colour in contrast to the walls can make it appear to recede. Tall furniture that reaches almost to the ceiling, such as a bookcase, will make the walls seem longer.

For the windows, add curtains that reach almost to the floor, regardless of the window’s actual size. This will add to the visual impression that the ceiling is higher!

Help smaller rooms to have a big impact

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So, what to do to make the best use of that box room? Following the tips for gloomy rooms above can help with the light levels. To make the space feel more open, why not try adding an internal window? This will add flow, and when in the room give a view on the rest of the house!

Tired of your awkward room? Come to NetMovers!

If you’re looking to ditch that unloved space and find somewhere new to live, whether you’re a home buyer or a tenant, you’ll find something for you at NetMovers! We’re a property finder UK home buyers trust, listing thousands of properties all over the UK.

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Lost in Austen – Our Best Picks of Property in Austen Country

AustenTomorrow – July 18th  - marks 196 years since the death of Jane Austen, one of England’s best-loved authors. We’re taking a look at houses for sale in Hampshire, the county where she spent much of her life.

Hampshire has a lot to offer for homeowners. Two of England’s largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton, lie on the Hampshire coast, in addition to many seaside resorts. There are also two national parks, the New Forest and the South Downs.

To give you a feel for the county, we’ve chosen some of the top houses for sale Hampshire has on offer right now.

A maisonette in Basingstoke

Houses for sale Hampshire

Jane Austen was born in the rural village of Steventon, near Basingstoke. Basingstoke has changed a lot since Austen’s time though- what was once a small market town has transformed into a thriving urban area.

This two bedroom split-level apartment would be ideal for a couple or young family. With an allocated parking space and an attractive south-facing garden, at £175,000 it could be a great first step on the property ladder.

A family home in Southampton

Houses for sale Hampshire

Jane lived in Southampton for just over three years, staying with her brother Frank and his wife. Southampton today is a large port city, with an eclectic mixture of industry and culture that make it a great choice for homebuyers.

This charming 3 bedroom cottage is on the market for £600,000. It has a large plot to the front and rear, and with planning permission for a front extension, you will always have room if relatives come to stay! If you’re looking for houses for sale in Hampshire that have room to grow, this could be the one for you.

A luxurious apartment in Alton

Houses for sale Hampshire

When Jane and her sister Cassandra needed some retail therapy, they would travel to the nearby market town of Alton to go shopping. In their day it was renowned for dress materials and paper products. Alton is still a thriving small town, and now houses a Coors brewery and a busy retail sector.

This two bedroom apartment, priced at £185,000 is part of a stylish development of five. With a luxurious interior and a private roof terrace, it might appeal to a range of purchasers- first-time buyers, downsizers or investors looking to rent out a property. With a central location right on the High Street, it’s also ideal for access to the shops.

Experience village life in Chawton

Houses for sale Hampshire

The village of Chawton, which lies within the South Downs national park, is the place most closely associated with Jane Austen. She lived here for the last eight years of her life. It is still a small village, with a population of just 380 people in the 2000 census.

At £350,000, this two bedroom terraced house represents an opportunity to become part of village life. Tucked away on a no through road, it has been refurbished to a high standard, and features two garden areas. It’s also located within easy reach of the village centre, with its pub, tea rooms and cricket club. If you’re looking for a quintisentially English village feel, this is one of the best houses for sale Hampshire has to offer.

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Winchester is an extremely desirable place to live, with a rich history and impressive architecture. It is home to the University of Winchester and Winchester College, the UK’s oldest public school. The historic city of Winchester also houses Jane Austen’s final resting place in the Cathedral.

This modern four bedroom semi-detatched house has everything you will need for a family home, including four spacious bedrooms and a split level garden with a patio and lawn.

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