From our Hook office we cover quite a wide patch, comprehensively covering Hook Village and then reaching northward towards Reading, covering villages such as Heckfield, Mattingley, Rotherwick and Sherfield on Loddon, west to the fringes of Basingstoke, going into Chineham and Old Basing and south to North Warnborough and Odiham. 

This area is well known for its beautiful countryside and these many villages are home to some exceptionally beautiful character properties which are always in demand.

There’s something very special about the heritage and patina of a property perhaps hundreds of years old. The inherent character of a property, the nooks and crannies, ducking under beams, cosy fireplaces, range ovens and old latch doors, is something difficult to recreate, and as such there are only a limited number of these highly desirable homes that will ever be available.

        

Above: A selection of images from properties we have sold or have for sale

For many dedication to the historic accuracy of the property is not necessarily the ideal and then a character property, depending on its grade listing and other planning consents, becomes the inspiration for a modern interior, often retaining the character features and construct of the exterior.

A bonus with many larger character properties is that the come with a beautifully established garden, perhaps with wisteria, honeysuckle, a herb garden or an abundance of sweet buddleia, all popular in the cottage garden.

A shining example, Elms Cottage in Newnham, has recently been sold for 99% of the asking price by the Hook office. Branch Manager Justin Smith commented “The demand for character homes in rural and semi rural areas is always there, this applies across all sizes and price ranges from small cottages to larger properties with large plots. This area attracts people from all across the south due to the fantastic transport links we have for commuting, beautiful countryside, excellent schools and welcoming communities.”

“We have a strong database of potential buyers seeking out their ideal home so if you are considering putting your property on the market there’s no need to hesitate, present your property in the right condition at the right price and there will be a buyer out there for you.”

If you would like to arrange a free market appraisal or valuation to see if putting your property on the market is the right next step for you call 01256 764666 or email hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk.