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08 Dec 2020

NAMIBIAN ADVENTURES – WHAT’S NEEDED TO SUPPLY STAFF IN JUST 48 HOURS!

As many of you who have read our recent posts will know, we at Somerset Estates place considerable importance on our business values and choose to work with only those business partners who share the same values. So I was delighted to be able to chat recently to Hugh Viney of Minerva.

30 Nov 2020

DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the first edition of the Somerset Estates newsletter. We hope you’re all keeping safe and well, and aren’t too affected by the second national lockdown.

20 Nov 2020

INTRODUCING BARRY BREED

We are excited to share the news of Barry Breed’s new appointment as Business Development Consultant at Somerset Estates. We are delighted to be working alongside Barry and to form this new partnership of opportunities.

13 Nov 2020

WHO IS LOOKING AFTER YOUR VACANT HOME IN LONDON?

As we approach the end of the first week of the second national lockdown, we’re thankful we can still operate as usual, which includes looking after vacant properties to ensure they are protected and not vulnerable to threats. 

03 Sep 2020

TRANSFORMING LUXURY RESIDENTIAL SPACES

At a time where the immediate space around us is getting more and more attention, we wanted to turn to some of the wonderful people we work with to showcase the approach we would take together in transforming spaces in prime properties. Philippa Somerset put the questions to Matteo Bianchi, Interior Designer and Elizabeth Marsh, floral designer – both of which know how to spread a little magic in their work! 

19 Aug 2020

WHY DID TWO MEN DRIVE TO SWITZERLAND AT 10PM? – AN INTERVIEW WITH IDEAWORKS

If there is one thing I have learnt from working at Somerset Estates, is that it’s invaluable to ensure you work with the right partners. We want to work with those who, at their core, share our values and put the needs of their customers above all else. 

31 Jul 2020

THE LONDON SQUARE STILL HITS THE MARK FOR THE OVERSEAS INVESTOR

The London square, from its initial development in the mid-seventeenth century to the present day, is a very ‘English phenomenon’ which would come to define the physical landscape of London’s metropolis, apprise urban planning and bring about social change. Over time, the squares have had a huge impact on the values of many prime residential properties surrounding them and for many, continue to do so.

24 Jul 2020

MAKING YOUR HOME STUDY FIT-FOR-PURPOSE

It’s not surprising, with so many working from home during the country’s lockdown, the home study has become a space that households have paid more attention to than ever before. Businesses of all sizes across the globe are now considering the work-from-home model on a more permanent basis.

26 Jun 2020

DON’T TURN YOUR SWIMMING POOL INTO A HOT TUB – LESSONS FROM A LUXURY PROPERTY MANAGER

On one occasion we were called to a client’s property, after they’d had a new 20- metre residential indoor swimming installed at their home.
The swimming pool was full of green algae which was growing and collecting in the pool, making it unusable and very unwelcoming to the client and their young family.

17 Jun 2020

‘RETREAT TO THE COUNTRY’ – HERE TO STAY OR A LOCKDOWN TREND?

Spending more time at home over the recent weeks has never been more important, so it’s hardly surprising that there has been a vast leap in demand for countryside living, with rural second properties and metropolitan homes with outside spaces becoming more sought after.