Spring to Life


Spring is finally in the air! We have officially reached spring, a season that has a habit of putting people in a good mood. Maybe it’s the warmer weather, or maybe it’s the longer days (remember to move your clocks forward on 26 March!).


But one thing is for certain: spring is a season of renewal and starting afresh, and so there is no better time to move home. So what makes a great spring-time property? For one, you’ll certainly want outdoor space, be it grassy gardens or patio space to soak in the lovely (and limited!) British sunshine. A smartly curated garden should be seen as an extension of the house – an alfresco room in which to relax and entertain friends and family. 


Another essential component of the perfect springtime home is space – minimalist rooms, with light colours and windows letting in plenty of sunlight, can ensure that you won’t feel stuffy and confined on those warmer days.


But the most important thing is finding a property that allows you to enjoy the weather your own way, be it access to private outside space for relaxation and recreation or in close proximity to the countryside or beaches for those lovely long Sunday walks.


So while others will be spring cleaning and getting their houses in order, why not find a fresh start with a new home this spring?



The Old Vicarage, St. Clether, Cornwall, Launceston, PL15

Price: £725,000

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Situated in a charming rural position on the edge of St Clether in Cornwall, The Old Vicarage is a lovely Grade II listed four bedroom home that is believed to date back to the early 17th Century. It was formerly the residence of William Henry Sergeant who courted Emma Gifford before she married Thomas Hardy. Hardy describes visiting the Vicarage with Emma in the poem “A Face at the Casement”.


The home has undergone significant renovations in recent years and now represents a substantial family home with five acres of land, a separate barn conversion, outbuildings, formal gardens, wooded copse and stream in addition to a well-established EkoPod Glamping business.


This home is perfect for the spring and summer weather, providing five acres of land and a lovely rural location set within the idyllic and peaceful Cornish countryside.  In addition, it is located just north of Bodmin Moor, the iconic 208 square kilometre landscape of granite tors and rugged moorland, a place that lends itself perfectly to walking and exploring.



Plimsoll Building, Handyside Street, Kings Cross, London N1C

Price: £1,150,000

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Situated on the sixth floor of the beautiful Plimsoll Building, this spacious two bedroom apartment offers a uniquely calm setting in Central London, while providing an extremely sleek and modern aesthetic. When it comes to a residence the Plimsoll Building has it all-- positioned at Granary Square in King’s Cross, this apartment is within the historic, canal-side setting in the middle of one of the largest and most exciting new developments in the world.


The building is wrapped around a magnificently landscaped communal garden designed by the Dan Pearson Studio, recipients of both the Gold Medal and Best in Show Awards at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. This green space occupies the entire central area of the Plimsoll building – architectural trees, shrubs and aromatic herbs bring an oasis of greenery to the heart of the building. This combines with the expansive and iconic Gasholder Park across the street to help create country living in a city setting.


Moments away from a multitude of transport connections, residents can effortlessly traverse the capital via the area’s tube network. The building is also just a short distance from the King’s Cross and St. Pancras International train stations, allowing for easy travel across the nation and into Europe.



Yealmpton, Devon, Plymouth PL8

Price: £1,955,000

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This impressive seven bedroom Devon country estate is set on a sprawling 27 acre property in an idyllic wooded valley. The estate is suited to those seeking out a country lifestyle with paths leading over a river and through the woods, nine fully functional stables, and as much outdoor space as you could ever want to explore on your property. The front of the house features a patio sun terrace that is perfect for a drink on a warm evening while lovely gardens line the perimeter of the woodland with intricate floral and shrubbery arrangements.  


The house itself provides the fusion of a quaint, traditional appearance with luxurious modern amenities. This includes a picturesque indoor swimming pool with ivy lining the walls and a glass ceiling that will allow you to enjoy a swim under the sun, regardless of the temperature outside. The estate also eight stone cottages that provides a fantastic business opportunity and a real chance to start something new this spring.


The estate is located in Yealmpton, set in the beautiful South Hams countryside. The magnificent Dartmoor National Park is just a short drive away, as are the estuaries, river inlets, and beaches of the Devon coastline. This location also provides easy access to the amenities of Yealmpton, including shops, a primary school, and two pubs.