• How to tame paperwork, and knicker drawers

    Last week I was lucky enough to have coffee with Tracy Ross. We met in The Pudding Stop in St Albans where Tracy lives with her husband and children. After giving up commuting to her London job in television, and looking for the kind of home, family, work life balance most of us are grappling with, she […]

  • Property Flirt: Stable Yard Cottages, Dunmow

    Just when *ahem* Christmas is appearing on the horizon, here’s a cottage that looks like it could be made of gingerbread. Oh-so-sweet to look at — and just wait until you see inside…

  • Property Flirt: The Square, Much Hadham

    This cottage is a proper cutie, tucked away in a cluster of similar homes – The Square – off the High Street in Much Hadham. Prepare to be charmed…

  • Property: How to Add Value and Buy Smart Locally

    It feels like it’s getting ever harder to find a good deal on a property in this part of the world. Property developers snap up plots, the need to live near good schools creates a panic purchase mentality and prices are already sky high in some areas…

  • Property Flirt: 62 The Drive, Rickmansworth

    There are some fairly fab houses on The Drive in Rickmansworth, and this one is a proper doozie.  It’s had some serious reconstruction work done to extend out, up and down — it’s gone from 2 floors to 4, and there’s loads to drool over.  C’mon in… It’s all open space and glass when you […]

  • Property Flirt: Annables Lane, Harpenden

    New year – and time for a new gaff?  How about this beauty, then? We’re talking a whopping 7 reception rooms and (count ‘em) 9 bedrooms, with all sorts of extra bits to go with them. It’s the conservatory that has me dreaming about this one – I’m thinking that curling up in there with […]

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