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When you live and work in London, it's easy to imagine that the whole of media-land only focusses on what happens in and around the capital. So we're always tickled-pink when we're featured in the press, who are mostly based there. Just recently we've been blessed with two national mentions and pleased to see another for Bruton, all of which has led to some celebratory latte-drinking in the office (yep, as our local friends know, you can get a decent one outside the M25) - but being featured is hardly surprising when you look at how many breathtaking houses for sale in Somerset we have. It's also understandable why the press would want to feature areas of Somerset like Frome and Bruton too, when those towns are filled with creatives and entrepreneurs in the process of inventing a new kind of rural life away from the city (complete with barista coffee, promise)
1. The Telegraph
Saturday 10th November started off a treat when we opened The Telegraph on our kitchen tables to find a double page spread featuring one of our founders, Cathy Morris-Adams, in the Money and Property section. Cathy was interviewed extensively for the piece which discussed why creatives are moving to Somerset. It also included an interview with land artist Mark Merer and his wife, sculptor Lucy Glendinning, the designers behind the new CubisBruton development in Bruton, currently being built by Acorn Property Group and which we are marketing. And it featured two of our other houses too, The Old Vicarage near Wells and a house for sale in Frome that was once part of a school run by the poet Christina Rossetti.
The Telegraph piece photographed on a kitchen table!
2. CondeNast Traveller
The second piece of good news was reading Conde Nast's Traveller's piece about Bruton, which recommends this small town as one of the hippest places to visit in Somerset, thanks to the Hauser and Wirth gallery with its Roth Bar and Grill, At the Chapel and Matt's Kitchen restaurants and pubs like The Bull Inn and The Three Horseshoes. Of course locals also know about its great schools like Sexeys, Kings Bruton and Bruton School for Girls and its thriving artistic community.
3. Town & Country
The third mention was for our impressive home Vineyards Farm just outside Bath, that featured as Property of the Day on Town and Country's website. Vineyards Farm, originally part of the Claverton Estate and built on the site of a 17th-century vineyard, comprises a main four-bedroom house, the Dairy (two refurbished two-bed cottages) and a magnificent barn spanning more than 370 square metres. It has landscaped gardens featuring an idyllic pond and waterfall. There is also a Victorian style greenhouse, a tennis court, a helipad, and ample garaging and covered parking. This property could make a delightful family home, thanks to its extensive guest accommodation.
So all in all it was a great result for us, helping our vendors to reach audiences up and down the country.