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British Property Award winners for the third successive year

Whitaker Seager have just won the British Property Award for Painswick & Nailsworth, for the third successive year. Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels. Whitaker Seager have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards…

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New Trading Standards Guidance on Property Listings Information Gets a Thumbs Up from Estate Agents

Whitaker Seager has welcomed the publication of new guidance which aims to improve material information given in property listings. Under Consumer Protection Regulations, estate agents are already obliged to include important information in listings that can help consumers make a decision about a property. But…

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How to make the most of your garden space whatever the size

Having spent a lot of time indoors, more and more homeowners are rethinking their priorities and considering a move away from the city to the rural countryside. Being able to work from home and reap the benefits of a bigger garden and wide open spaces…

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Preparing your home for sale

You want to ensure that when buyers see your home, they are able to see the property’s full potential. By helping potential buyers to picture how amazing the building could be, you not only will receive better offers, but you should also find that your…

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Whitaker Seager win two awards in EA Masters 2024

🏆 For the third consecutive year, we are delighted to have scooped not one, but two awards at this year’s EA Masters 2024, winning the GOLD Sales medal AND Top 500 sales in the Best Estate Agents Guide. These independent awards rigorously assess every estate…

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Avening: a flourishing village with royal connections

Located between Nailsworth and Tetbury, Avening is a lively and popular village set in idyllic Cotswold countryside with great links to nearby commuter towns and cities. With a population of over 1,000, the village has much to offer. For starters, there’s a primary school, playing…

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Kemble: There’s more to this village than its direct trains to London

With trains reaching London Paddington in just over an hour, Kemble has long attracted commuters searching to balance a fast-paced working life in the capital with downtime immersed in the beauty of the Cotswolds. The 6.30am train was fondly christened the Pinstripe Express after its…

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Whitaker Seager have won the British Property Award for Painswick & Nailsworth, for the second successive year.

Whitaker Seager have just won the British Property Award for Painswick & Nailsworth, for the second successive year. Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels. Whitaker Seager have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards…

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Box is a bijoux beauty and a haven of peace

A quiet village with a vibrant heart, Box is situated on the edge of Minchinhampton Common, a Site of Special Scientific Interest owned by the National Trust. The market town of Minchinhampton with its cafes, pubs, shops and primary school is a mile away with…

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Eastcombe: a hilltop village with a thriving community

The attractive hilltop village of Eastcombe has all the charm of a traditional Cotswold village – narrow winding lanes, honey-coloured cottages and beautiful views across the valleys – as well as a lively community spirit. Its local amenities (the village has a shop and post…

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Amberley: a pretty Cotswold village with far reaching views

Nestled on the side of a hill and the edge of Minchinhampton Common, Amberley has spectacular views across the Nailsworth and Woodchester valleys. Cotswold stone cottages, some dating back to the Middle Ages, are dotted around the village, which lies 2 miles south of Stroud…

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The village of Bisley, a hidden historic gem

The pretty village of Bisley, four miles from Stroud, has all the charm of its Cotswold neighbours while enjoying a quiet existence away from the traditional tourist trail. Set on a plateau in a picturesque landscape of streams, woodland and valleys, it is dotted with…

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Cirencester has been named the best place to live in the South West by The Sunday Times.

An expert judging panel visited locations across the UK, chatting to local people and looking at transport links and schools, to discover the best places to live in 2023. And Cirencester was crowned winner of the South West region. Its position in the paper’s prestigious…

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Whitaker Seager receives national recognition at the EA Masters 2023

Whitaker Seager has attained the high standards necessary to be awarded with the property industry’s most prestigious mark of excellence. Every year, a rigorous assessment is carried out of every estate and letting agent in the country. There are 15,000 estate agencies and each one…

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Oakridge: this bijou collection of 5 hamlets is home to a thriving community

The Gloucestershire village of Oakridge is a perfect example. Situated on the outskirts of Stroud, Oakridge is made up of five hamlets: Oakridge Lynch, Far Oakridge, Waterlane, Bournes Green and Tunley. Oakridge Lynch , the heart of the village, was once a flourishing focal point…

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The Duntisbournes: the epitome of Cotswold beauty

The Duntisbourne valley – incorporating Duntisbourne Abbots, Duntisbourne Leer, Middle Duntisbourne and Duntisbourne Rouse – lies between Cheltenham and Cirencester making it a highly desirable location for those searching for houses for sale in Cotswolds villages or looking to relocate to the Cotswolds but still…

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Private Sewerage Systems: What you NEED to know

Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to talk about sewage, just as we avoid thinking about death and taxes, but that doesn’t mean it will just go away. So take a deep breath and let’s go in… Did you know that it is unlawful for…

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South Cerney: the best of both worlds

Founded by Saxon settlers in 999, South Cerney is now a bustling village complete with three pubs, All Hallows church (which has Norman origins), a doctor’s surgery, dental practice and pharmacy, a post office (with a deli attached), cafes, a Church of England primary school,…

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Minchinhampton: a thriving Cotswold town

Pretty honey-coloured cottages line narrow sloping streets that wind their way from the centre where the 17th century market house, an important reminder of the town’s past connections to the flourishing medieval wool trade, stands proud alongside the Market Square war memorial. This ancient town…

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The Charms of Chalford

Chalford (which incorporates Chalford, Chalford Vale and Chalford Hill) is nestled between Stroud and Cirencester, situated in and above the Golden Valley with the River Frome running below. The village is steeped in a rich history, with discoveries of ancient settlements and Roman remains as…

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Whitaker Seager receives national recognition at the EA Masters 2022

On Wednesday 3rd October, 1,500 of the leading estate and letting agents and suppliers from across the UK gathered for the biggest estate agency event in the country, where the results of this year’s Best Estate Agent Guide Awards were announced. Over 15,000 estate agencies…

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Stroud has been named the best place to live in Britain by Sunday Times

The town of Stroud is an overall winner from a list of 78 locations compiled by The Sunday Times. Read the article here 

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Could working from home work for you?

Of all the changes that 2020 has brought to our lives, one of the most positive, for many, is the move to working from home. The benefits of WFH are wide-ranging: not having to commute, being able to spend more time with family, cutting out…

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Two mums open their own estate agency for Stroud and Cirencester

This article was written by and credited to The Stroud News & Journal A NEW firm of estate agents has launched in Stroud, Cirencester and the surrounding villages. Whitaker Seager is run by Liz Whitaker-Street and Amy Seager, who both have experience of dealing with…

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A positive story about two women who have opened up their own estate agency in the midst of the Covid crisis

This article was written by and credited to Property Industry Eye In normal times it is not unusual for EYE to receive a press release telling us that such and such a business is launching, but to get one arriving in the midst of the…

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Home interiors projects to keep you busy during lockdown

Now is the perfect time to join the upcycling revolution and get stuck into some home decor projects to brighten up your rooms. Old well-used pieces of furniture can be upcycled and given a new lease of life at very little cost and the good…

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The key to surviving family lockdown with the kids

Since the closure of schools, colleges and nurseries due to the coronavirus pandemic parents are now facing an uncertain amount of weeks at home with their children. But don’t panic! Think of this time as an unexpected opportunity to learn some new skills with the…

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Getting ready to sell your house? Get your paperwork organised and make some smart decisions

Here are some important things to consider before putting your property on the market:   1. Ownership and boundaries If your property is registered with the Land Registry only those people registered on the title can place the property on the market (unless there is…

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