A property name is all about adding individuality and character to your home, but what does your property’s name say about your house?

Our name is a crucial introduction and an important element of our identity, which just highlights why we regard it with such respect and go to lengths in selecting the right name for our children and pets. A name is certainly an important consideration, but does the same apply to property? Apparently so, with many of us favouring named properties as they give our homes greater individuality, with an added perception of exclusivity. Property names are usually selected based on their surroundings, or the history, so can offer buyers an important impression of what to expect from the home. As well as being a hopeful indicator of what to expect from the property and surroundings, a property’s name can also help buyers anticipate the lifestyle they could possibly enjoy. 

Over the years, countless studies have identified some of the most favoured British names, with the most popular being those that encapsulate British culture; from novels and writers, to nature and plants. With our six branches covering the picturesque southern English landscapes, it comes as no surprise that some of the homes we are currently listing have some of these desirable names.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage is the second most popular house name across the UK, and certainly conjures an impression of the quintessential English countryside. This name is perfect for 1 Rose Cottages, which is set amidst an area of outstanding beauty in the picturesque village of The Sands. With a golf club and traditional public houses in easy reach and the A31 providing excellent commuter links, this charming character home promises a flourishing lifestyle.

Set on a generous south westerly aspect plot, the semi-detached three bedroom property is full of potential and benefits from no chain complications.



This unique name perfectly characterises this remarkable family home, which is exclusively positioned within a private gated development. The name descends from numerous countries, so has an array of meanings. Lubina is the numerological categorisation of five, quite apt as it is a five bedroom home after all, and in Arabic, it translates as ‘flexible’, another fitting definition as the family home offers a wealth of versatile and adaptable living spaces.

Set on 1/4 of an acre, the unique home offers three reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/conservatory/family room, utility, cloakroom, three bathroom suites, a triple garage and private rear garden. The wooded landscape makes another remarkable addition to the home, which is conveniently located near the station and the M3.


The Vines

Vine is another popular name relating back to nature, defined as a trailing stem plant, usually relating to the grapevine. This name has biblical roots, where it signifies spiritual good. With such positive associations, The Vines certainly offers the premise of a promising new family home.

Set along an established residential street, this detached character home enjoys a mature outlook, while conveniently located nearby reputable schools and Yateley village centre.  

The individual home dates back to the 1960’s and offers further potential, as well as a wealth of versatile family accommodation. Features include four reception rooms, two bathrooms plus an en suite shower, a kitchen/breakfast room, an outbuilding, private gardens and parking.


Ashdown Cottage            

Ashdown is a quintessentially English name, meaning heavily wooded. It descends from two Old English terms, ‘æscen’, meaning ‘growing with ash trees’ and ‘dun’ translating as ‘hill’, with both terms combining to create Ashdown. This remarkably popular name has over 187,052 entries cited within historical documents, the majority originating from the south-eastern regions, such as Sussex and Berkshire, which are commonly famed for their vast wooded forests. 

As the name suggests, Ashdown Cottage is a distinctive character home, which enjoys an established setting nearby woodland, as well as reputable schools, Yateley Green and amenities. The mature outlook perfectly complements this private family home, which is desirably located on a corner plot.  Utilising its generous grounds with extensive enhancements, this substantial family home offers five bedrooms, along with a self-contained annexe offering a private kitchen and family room. This versatile property is perfect for growing families, or multi-generational living and also features two en suites, a 20ft lounge, a kitchen/breakfast room and a double garage.   


The Ridges                         

Ridge originates back to an Old English term ‘hrycg’, meaning crest or spine, along with German and Dutch roots that translate similarly. In today’s English dictionary, Ridge is defined as ‘the long narrow top of a mountain or group of mountains’ and loosely describes the setting of The Ridges, a characterful, five bedroom detached home set on the outskirts of Yateley village. The property takes its name from the nearby Finchampstead Ridges, of which it may have viewed when it was first built in the Edwardian era.

This individual character home is set on a generous 0.4 acre plot and has been modernised and updated over the years to present versatile and contemporary living areas. The bright and airy family home is substantially proportioned and also benefits from a two bedroom self-contained annexe. The property also features two reception rooms, a conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom, utility room, a first floor balcony, en suite to master and a garage.



Dating back to the Edwardian era, Thriftswood is a rare family home, rich in history and character. This unique property was built in 1929, by the son of an affluent banker John Stilwell, who was a respectable pillar of the community. At the time, the family were a local “landed gentry” and certainly influential, with their strong links to the Royal Army. The bank has now formed part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, with their legacy sustained through this home, which in fact takes its name from the mother’s maiden name, Thriftswood.

This original home enjoys plenty of individuality, extending over three storeys to offer a variety of spacious rooms and versatility. The peaceful and idyllic surroundings are also of remark, with the rural and highly sought after location on the outskirts of Yateley, offering reputable schools, amenities and excellent road links.  



Hawthorns describes a horny shrub or tree, which belongs to the rose family. Another descent of nature, this name perfectly reflects the rural setting of this individual country home, set amidst 1.5 acres, along the fringes of Farnham. This charming property enjoys an established setting, overlooking paddocks and open fields, while it is conveniently positioned near major road links, reputable schools and amenities.  

Hawthorns is a versatile family home, currently available to let, which offers two floors of grand and adaptable living spaces, comprising four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, downstairs cloakroom, three bathrooms, a detached four car garage with electric up-and-over doors and a private garden. 



Each name clearly reflects the individuality of each of these remarkable homes, but why not come and see for yourself. Book your viewing now with your local branch:

Ash Vale – ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk  – 01252 353030

Farnborough – farnborough@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 375999

Fleet – fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 812121

Hook – hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01256 764666

Hartley Wintney – hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 844015

Yateley – yateley@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 597900

Lettings – lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 514000