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Stately Homes to visit this Summer

They are no longer the preserve of royalty and the landed gentry, stately homes make for a fantastic summer day out – each with a unique mix of history, architecture and amazing gardens. With blazing sunshine and roasting temperatures forecast for the week ahead, these palatial pads make a great alternative to the British coastline if you’re looking for a

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4 bedroom property on Forest Road, Ruardean Woodside, Glos.

  This detached stone cottage is situated in the heart of the village, a peaceful location overlooking the village green and lovely surrounding countryside. It is an ideal family home set in a large garden with plenty of parking space.  The property has been extended by the present owner to provide a practical modern interior whilst retaining the original character

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I love where I live… Llandogo!

Sharon Chilcott talks to Winifred Baker about why she and her husband, Les, rate Llandogo as a place to live and as a location for their landscape architecture business, which they named ‘Reckless Orchard’, after a local orchard. Why did you choose to live in Llandogo?  We moved to our home on the Llandogo riverbank 18 years ago, to have

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8 Key Factors which Increase your Property’s Value

There are many factors that could boost the value of your property which do not depend on your home alone – from a tidy neighbourhood to the quality of the nearby schools, the value of your property could be increased by keeping these features in mind. Whether you are selling property in a village, small town or rural area, buyers

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Monmouthshire Letting Service to offer landlords free advice and support

Monmouthshire County Council’s lettings service will offer its unique knowledge and guidance to a range of towns across the county this summer. Monmouthshire Letting Service (MLS), which prides itself on providing a ‘no fee hassle free’ lettings experience, hopes to encourage more landlords to sign up to the service. Monmouthshire Letting Service (MLS) is a letting agency with a difference

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Monmouth Festival – 36 and counting…

Friday 27th July until 4th August 2018 Now in its 36th consecutive year, Monmouth Festival just seems to get better and better. Spread over nine nights and three venues the Festival will, as always, showcase a magnificent variety of musical performances, genres and styles.  The Festival gets off to an energetic start with The Houndogs headlining n the first Friday

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Self Employed Mortgage Q&A with Blestium

Can I get a mortgage if I’m self employed? Yes, you can still get a mortgage if you are self-employed, but there may be more information you will need to provide. Here is what you need to know about getting a mortgage and being self-employed  What counts as self-employed?  You will be classed as self-employed if you own around 25

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IO Asset Management gives a major boost to Local Economy in Chepstow

IO Asset Management, the new owners of Severn Link Distribution Centre in Chepstow, which is located adjacent to the Severn Crossing has recently invested £135,000 on a full refurbishment of two of their vacant units. Joint agents for the scheme, Russell Property Consultants and Jenkins Best are now marketing the two refurbished units, which are available separately or could be

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Top 5 picnic spots as voted by visitors to the Dean Wye

Written by: Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism What  can  be  better  than good  weather  and good food  coming  together for  a  picnic,  whether it  is  out with  the  family or  as  a  cosy meal  for two?  To  help celebrate  National  Picnic Week  in June,  Wye Valley  and  Forest of  Dean  Tourism recently  conducted  a survey  of  visitors to  the  region to  find  their favourite  picnic spots.  With  so many  places  to choose  from,  whether with  stunning  views, by 

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Revealed: the property improvements that give the best and worst returns

GoCompare Home Insurance has teamed-up with Henry Pryor, the BBC’s favourite property expert, to develop a Property Investment Calculator  Most profitable home improvements include installing a new boiler or central heating, energy saving and home security Cost of updating flooring, bathrooms and kitchens may outweigh any added value 26% of home renovations are undertaken to add value to a property