Projects, Painting and Pavilions of Splendour…..

The old saying goes - if March comes in like a Lion it will go out like a Lamb - and as it looks as if the lions are gathering around our neck of the woods, here at the foot of The Chilterns, we hope this is correct as then we have the gentle days of Spring to look forward to!  It was however, very difficult to believe that warm and gentle days would ever return when, earlier today we were standing in the middle of a field in Oxfordshire in the biting cold with the snow swirling round us!.....but there we were - checking out what may just turn out to be the very building plot we are searching for on behalf of a client.   It was not warm - but back to the office with the selling agent, where he made a lovely hot cup of proper coffee [...]

February 28th, 2018|More Than Houses|

Moving Forward to 2018!

Greetings to you all from the tail end of 2017!  We hope that you had an excellent Christmas and, like us here at Move Forward, are enjoying these few days before the world really wakes up again!  2017 was another good year for us and we had some very interesting projects to work on and have sourced some super houses for quite a few happy clients.  What we particularly like about the work we do - is that no two days are the same - on a Monday we could be vetting houses in order to present clients with a shortlist to view - our instructions encompass sourcing a wide range of property. from large country estates to terraced cottages and retirement bungalows and everything in between!  Tuesday could see us meeting on site with clients, architects and builders to discuss an extension or the remodelling of an existing house. [...]

December 29th, 2017|More Than Houses|

Lakes, Cider & Bees!

No - we have not moved house! BUT - there are lakes and lakes - we have Swan Lake, The Lake District, and here in Oxfordshire, we have the Lake at Blenheim Palace - see above - which was created by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown between 1768 - 1771 and dug out by hand (probably not his own!),  then filled by building a dam across the flow of the River Glyme. A few weeks ago we were also asked to find a lake - or rather a house with a lake - not a pond - but a lake.  Our client is from overseas and is in no hurry to buy and does not wish to take possession of anywhere until probably September 2018 - so we are able to take our time to source the right place, at the right time, at the right price - as this is our credo. [...]

November 30th, 2017|More Than Houses|
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