This superb Wickham mansion has just gone on sale for £3.95 million

Chantry, Wickham Guide price: £3.95m   It’s easy to see how a house at Wickham justifies its name. After all, anyone seeing Chantry is going to sing its praises! The house is much more than one in a million, a knockout home constructed only in 2008 but with all the architectural style and presence of […]

This Drayton two-bedder is a gift for the DIY enthusiast with an eye for a top bargain…

Drayton Lane, Drayton Guide price: £280,000   Are you one of the lucky ones who got a selection of home improvement tools for Christmas? Well now’s the time to put them to good use on a property in Drayton Lane at Drayton, locally referred to as Portsmouth’s last lane, because this highly-regarded residential area has […]

An Edwardian architectural gem in Southsea with a guide price of £1.2m

  Bruce Road, Southsea Fine and Country Southern Hampshire   Aston Villa fans might get short shrift from Pompey supporters but villa fans who love the splendour of Edwardian architectural gems are sure to get a warm welcome in Southsea. It may not be far from Fratton Park but as a house in Bruce Road, […]

Stay safe during the selling process

‘We want to know they are the real deal’ By Colin Shairp, director, Fine and Country Southern Hampshire   There are many reasons I could suggest you use an estate agent when selling your house but, as I don’t look like a policeman, you might think that security is not top of my list. However, […]

Have you got one of those old ‘septic tank’ thingies?

2020 deadline allows property owners to upgrade their tanks With Mike Papps, partner, BCM Rural Property Specialists, Winchester The deadline is fast approaching to meet new environmental regulations standards requiring many rural homeowners to upgrade their septic tanks. Installing a new septic tank which discharges into a watercourse has been banned for many years; however, […]

City streets of Portsmouth are paved with opportunity

  ‘Too many people concentrate on investment growth’   A report on The News’ website about the 10 most expensive Portsmouth streets in which to buy a home came as no surprise to local estate agent Colin Shairp. Colin, director of Town and Country Southern and Fine and Country Southern Hampshire estate agencies based in […]