Take 5… Homes that have us falling head over heels
Thanks to St. Valentine, some savvy marketing, and the rose tinted glasses we find ourselves wearing now January is behind us, we can’t help but feel a bit more sentimental in February.
The country house features that have us falling in love again and again…
Our National Country House Department is fortunate enough to be involved in selling some of the nation’s most beautiful and important country residences.
Take 5… Homes near outdoor activities
We have picked five activities to get you motivated this January – and, because we think these are excellent examples, five homes you could do them from.
In Conversation With: Francesca Brady, AirRated
Outdoor air quality has become increasingly topical in recent years with concerns around pollution, and its impact on us, frequently making headlines in the news cycle. It’s perhaps unsurprising that outdoor and indoor air quality are closely connected, yet many of us don’t fully understand the importance of good indoor air quality.
100km with Strutt & Parker
The new year often marks a time of setting goals and making plans for the months ahead. As the days start to get longer and the weather begins to improve, many of us promise ourselves that we’ll spend more time in the great outdoors, looking to reap the rewards of being in nature.
How our Scottish team celebrate Burns Night
Haggis, kilts and bagpipes are just a few of many famous Scottish traditions, all of which come together for the well-celebrated, Burns Night on 25th January.
2024 – what’s on the cards for the housing market this year?
After a rollercoaster year for the housing market, are we over the worst of it? Here experts from across the housing industry look into their crystal balls to find out what could lie ahead for buyers and sellers this year.
Take 5… Homes that could feature in our favourite festive films
Whether you’re opting for Macauley Culkin getting left behind from the airport again or watching Cameron Diaz fall in love in the English countryside as you break into the chocolate tin, we’ve picked five of our favourite festive films and homes that could well have played a starring role in them.
All we want for Christmas – from our homes
There’s no denying that many houses come into their own at Christmas. And as always, we’re all about celebrating our homes, so we’ve asked our Area Heads – from Scotland down to the South West – to share what it is about a home that makes all the difference at Christmas.
Take 5… Homes from different architectural eras
No other nation is quite as nostalgic as us when it comes to period homes. In fact we have a longstanding love affair with them. But, what defines each architectural era? And, what can you buy?
Client stories: embarking on a period restoration romance
As awe-inspiring as architecture can be, the combined functionality and aesthetics of a building is - or should be - reflective of the people who have inhabited it. In fact, the form of a building and its series of iterations provide an historical record and tell a story of the folk who went before.
In Conversation With: Stonewood Builders
Are you dreaming of a restoration project? We sat down with the award-winning Stonewood Builders for advice on where to begin.
The golden rules of period property restoration
Knowing where to start with your own renovation project can be tricky and any works on a period property need to be approached with both care and sensitivity, so to help, we sat down with Alexander Macfarlane, head of Building Consultancy.
What’s been moving home movers since 2013?
The latest 10th edition of Strutt & Parker’s Housing Futures survey examines a decade of shifting property trends: from health and personal finance, downsizers and upsizers, to privacy and politics.
Take 5… New build homes
There are plenty of reasons why you should consider a new build. We’ve picked five homes that might sway you to consider one for your next house purchase.
The benefits of buying a new-build home
Thinking about a house move? You may be wondering whether to plump for an older property with eye-catching period architecture or a brand new home with all the latest features. There’s plenty to shout about when it comes to owning a newly-built property – here are some of the upsides to new-building living.
Take 5… Homes near good schools
Finding a family home near an outstanding school can be a minefield. So, with this in mind, we’ve found five for you.
In Conversation With: David Faber, Summer Fields School & George Hughes, Strutt & Parker Oxford
Oxford is a hub for good quality education – from ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted ratings to renowned institutions – so whether you’re looking to relocate here for the local schools, or are plotting options for your child’s future education, we sat down with David Faber, Head of Summer Fields School in Oxford, and George Hughes, Head of Residential Sales in our Oxford office, to get insight.