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Top Country House Gardens to visit in Our Area

July, 2020

Top Country House Gardens to visit in Our Area Our Area boasts some of the country’s finest houses and gardens to visit. From castles to country piles and exemplary gardens to grand estates. Now that gardens are re-opening we bring you our top pick of the best to visit this summer. We...


Focus on: Houseplants

June, 2020

Focus on: Houseplants Bring more green into your house to give a welcoming and calming atmosphere. We provide tips on choosing the right houseplants in different rooms which will ultimately enhance the appeal for potential buyers. It may be high summer with a focus on...


Locally Sourced - Food & Drink

June, 2020

Locally Sourced - Food & Drink Our area is home to a wealth of excellent food and drink producers and we bring you our pick of the best local sources for gourmet treats. From artisan producers to award winners and suppliers of Michelin starred restaurants. The region spanning...


Lighting Trends

June, 2020

Lighting Trends Pritchard & Company takes a look at the latest trends in lighting. Summer has arrived and this is the perfect time to freshen up your house ready to sell. If you are undertaking a decorating project with a view to a Summer sale, Pritchard...


New Viewing Procedures

May, 2020

New Viewing Procedures During these continuing and difficult times and with much talk of the ‘new normal’, we are adopting new safety measures and procedures in order to conduct property viewings while adhering to strict guidelines. The health and safety...


First Impressions Count

May, 2020

First Impressions Count First impressions count and when it comes to selling your property, it is advisable to do what you can to enhance the exterior. Get your property looking as good as it can to give maximum appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Many...


Kitchen Garden Tips

May, 2020

Kitchen Garden Tips There is nothing better than having herbs, salad leaves and other vegetables ready to pick just outside your back door in the summer months. Read our blog to find out the basic tips for a top kitchen garden. People are becoming increasingly keen...


Shakespeare’s Gardens

April, 2020

Shakespeare’s Gardens William Shakespeare grew up in the small South Warwickshire town of Stratford upon Avon, just three miles from the Pritchard & Company offices. We highlight the gardens and plant inspiration in his life and works. Five gardens that...


Getting Your Property Market Ready

April, 2020

Getting Your Property Market Ready If you are considering selling your property now is the perfect opportunity during lockdown to fix it up and be sales ready. There is still some demand with buyers waiting to view and buy once the lockdown has lifted, so take advantage of this...


Spruce up your Outdoor Space

April, 2020

Spruce up your Outdoor Space Take advantage of the time while staying at home during the pandemic to spruce up your outside space. If you are considering selling your property keep on top of tidying over the coming weeks to ensure your garden looks its best when it is time...


Focus On: The Arts

March, 2020

Focus On: The Arts Be inspired by The Arts – from poetry, novels and a world famous playwright to classic opera. Several of the properties we have for sale have inspiring cultural connections. Read about our properties with cultural links below:...


Interior Colour Trends 2020

March, 2020

Interior Colour Trends 2020 Pritchard & Company summarises key new colour trends for interiors. Colour creatives, architects and designers draw on global insights and influences to define a predicted palette of colours each year. Colour can really influence emotion...


Your Building Project

March, 2020

Your Building Project Do you have a building project in mind this year? If you are considering renovation work, extension, conversion or development on your existing or new property, we’d be happy to help. In addition to our estate agency services Pritchard...


The Cheltenham Festival

February, 2020

The Cheltenham Festival As we are located on the edge of the North Cotswolds, a region famed for being equestrian and relatively close to Cheltenham, our area is a buzz of excitement and activity during The Cheltenham Festival. This is the world famous horse racing...


WHAT’S ON IN OUR AREA IN 2020

February, 2020

WHAT’S ON IN OUR AREA IN 2020 There’s a wealth of great things to see and do in 2020 in Our Area. Here is our pick of top cultural events to book ahead for the summer months. More reasons to move to Our Area: South Warwickshire, South Worcestershire and the North...


Client Testimonials

February, 2020

Client Testimonials Our testimonials ably demonstrate our trusted professionalism and recent successes and we hope that they will inspire you to use our services for your own property needs. Robert Pritchard says, “We set up Pritchard & Company in 2018...


Londoners leaving the capital for the country

January, 2020

Londoners leaving the capital for the country A growing number of people are leaving the capital each year, according to The Guardian (June 2019). The Office for National Statistics revealed figures showing 340,498 moved out in the 12 month period to June 2018, the largest number since data...


Focus on: The View

January, 2020

Focus on: The View Outstanding views offer more than just aesthetic value. Viewing a beautiful landscape from your house also has health benefits. Pritchard & Company brings you two such houses with enviable views. For a stunning view of green space and a...


New House for a New Decade

January, 2020

New House for a New Decade The arrival of this new year welcomes new hopes and a brand new decade. So what better way to start the new decade than in a new house? Now is the time to get excited about all the opportunities which lie ahead. Pritchard & Company have...


Christmas Message

December, 2019

Christmas Message As 2019 draws to a close it is always useful to look back and see how our regional marketplace has performed. Whilst politics have once again had a significant impact on the fortunes of the property market it is fair to say our marketplace has...


Property Data in Our Area

December, 2019

Property Data in Our Area Rightmove research shows that two thirds of moves are due to life events (marriage, birth, divorce, death, job relocation, retirement, etc). The remainder are those who want a better/bigger home or are buying an investment. The fundamentals of...


Ask a local...Why Broad Campden is a great place to live

November, 2019

Ask a local...Why Broad Campden is a great place to live Find out why Broad Campden is a great place to live. We ask Maxwell who has lived in this picturesque Cotswold village for several years. Where do you live? I live in the lovely little village of Broad Campden which is just outside Chipping...


The Monarch's Way

November, 2019

The Monarch's Way Pritchard & Company’s local area is home to an abundance of wonderful walking routes taking you through the rich and varied countryside we call home. The Monarch’s Way is one of the famous ones, running through Stratford upon...


The Cotswold Way

October, 2019

The Cotswold Way We are lucky enough to be located in a beautiful part of the country with a wealth of famous walking routes and an abundance of public footpaths through the countryside. Just a few miles from our offices is the start of The Cotswold Way....


Focus On: Thatching

October, 2019

Focus On: Thatching We currently have a lovely thatched house for sale in South Worcestershire. Read our blog to find out more about the distinctive, quintessentially English craft of thatching. The Thatch in Radford, Worcestershire is a wonderful example of a...


Plant Bulbs for Spring Colour

October, 2019

Plant Bulbs for Spring Colour If you are thinking of putting your property on the market in Spring, it is a good idea to plan ahead for some colour in the garden. Autumn is an excellent time to plant flowering bulbs which will add splashes of colour and warmth, making your...


PR & Press Coverage

September, 2019

PR & Press Coverage Pritchard & Company in the news: some of our clients' properties have featured in the national press in recent months giving them exposure to a wider audience of buyers, which in turn increases public awareness of the brand and our company....


Ask a local ...Why Oddington is a great place to live

September, 2019

Ask a local ...Why Oddington is a great place to live Find out why Oddington is a great village to live in. We ask Tim who has lived in this delightful part of the Cotswolds all his life.  Where do you live? I live in Oddington, comprising Lower and Upper Oddington, two adjoining typical...


SPF Private Clients

September, 2019

SPF Private Clients Pritchard & Company has an association with SPF Private Clients who provide funding, wealth management and insurance advisory services. SPF are regularly quoted in the media and are well known for their measured opinion. Their latest...


ASK A LOCAL…WHY MICKLETON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

August, 2019

ASK A LOCAL…WHY MICKLETON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE Find out why Mickleton is a great village to live in. We ask Heather who lives on the edge of the Gloucestershire village, where The Cotswolds meet Shakespeare Country and the Vale of Evesham.  Where do you live? I live with my family...


Leading Property Portals

August, 2019

Leading Property Portals It is widely acknowledged that nearly 95% of the UK population use the internet as their preferred method of searching for properties. We have made some positive improvements in the marketing of our properties on the internet. Our aim is to...


Make The Move to ... Our Area

August, 2019

Make The Move to ... Our Area We are strategically based to cover a wide area including the North Cotswolds, South Warwickshire and South Worcestershire. Everyone at Pritchard & Company has a huge enthusiasm and affection for this beautiful part of the country that...


Why Choose Us?

July, 2019

Why Choose Us? Our main aim is simple: to improve the estate agency experience for vendors and buyers alike. Based on a collective 35 years professional experience in our field, it is our highly personal service that sets us apart… but don’t...


The Orangery, Compton Verney

July, 2019

The Orangery, Compton Verney Pritchard & Company have just launched The Orangery, a unique country house skilfully combining the very best of traditional and contemporary styling in a magnificent protected landscape setting.  See for yourself in our video tour...


English Summer Gardens

June, 2019

English Summer Gardens With English gardens looking their absolute best between June and July, now is the perfect time to get your house on the market. Don’t delay, get in touch, we can offer a no obligation free market appraisal and valuation of your property...


The Pool House, Oversley Castle Estate

June, 2019

The Pool House, Oversley Castle Estate Pritchard & Company have just launched The Pool House, a magnificent 21st Century country house with exceptional panoramic views. The house is part of an exclusive private estate at Oversley Castle. See for yourself in our video tour of...


Focus On: Pond Maintenance

May, 2019

Focus On: Pond Maintenance Ponds are a lovely addition to any garden and can create a calming retreat as well as a rich wildlife habitat. However, occasional cleaning and regular maintenance are required to prevent ponds becoming overgrown with plants and weeds and the...


Chelsea Flower Show Trends 2019

May, 2019

Chelsea Flower Show Trends 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the highlight of the British gardening calendar and the show draws royalty, global media, top international garden designers and thousands of garden lovers who flock to see the gardens and pavilions. Pritchard &...


Focus On: Lawn Maintenance

May, 2019

Focus On: Lawn Maintenance As the weather warms up and our gardens burst into life with lush green growth, we turn our attention to lawned areas. Here is a brief guide to caring for and maintaining your lawns. For lawns to thrive they need good growing conditions. A...


Ask a local...why Stratford upon Avon is a great place to live

April, 2019

Ask a local...why Stratford upon Avon is a great place to live Find out why Stratford upon Avon is a great town to live in. We ask Paula who lives in the heart of the Warwickshire town, famous as being the birthplace and home of William Shakespeare.   Where do you live? I live in...


Focus On: Dry Stone Walling

April, 2019

Focus On: Dry Stone Walling Dry stone walls are a typical characteristic feature of the Cotswold countryside. They act as field boundaries and are ubiquitous in areas where stone is abundant. Cotswold stone is particularly well suited to the job. Firstly the turf...


Ask a local…why Ilmington is a great place to live

April, 2019

Ask a local…why Ilmington is a great place to live Find out why the South Warwickshire village of Ilmington is a great place to live. We ask Lorna, a local primary school teacher, who lives here with her husband and two children. Where do you live? Right in the centre of Ilmington, on the...


Quarterly Market Review

March, 2019

Quarterly Market Review Robert Pritchard comments on the current property market bringing you a review of this quarter. The property market as ever is sensitive to confidence which in turn is affected by the ongoing Brexit negotiations and the implications...


Focus On: Cotswold Stone

March, 2019

Focus On: Cotswold Stone “ Stone buildings in the Cotswolds embody the best English traditions of craftsmanship and ordered beauty. The attraction of a stone cottage in this beautiful countryside is hard to resist .” (Country Life.) What is Cotswold...


Spring is a good time to sell

March, 2019

Spring is a good time to sell Early March is an excellent time to decide to put your property on the market – Pritchard & Company are here to assist. Take advantage of the Spring weather, when more buyers come to the market to search.   As Robert...


Interior Design Trends 2019

February, 2019

Interior Design Trends 2019 After bringing you the latest on colour trend predictions for 2019 in our last blog, Pritchard & Company summarises below some interior design trends for the coming year, as outlined by industry experts: Every year trend experts,...


Interior Colour Trends 2019

February, 2019

Interior Colour Trends 2019 Every year trend experts, colour creatives, architects and designers draw on global insights and influences to define a collective mood in terms of consumer trends and a predicted palette of colours. Colour is a powerful driver of emotion...


Property Maintenance Tips: Inside

January, 2019

Property Maintenance Tips: Inside If you are considering a Spring sale, it is worth considering some indoor maintenance on your property. Follow Pritchard & Company’s useful tips below. After our previous post with tips for outdoors we now move indoors with some...


Continuous Excellence. It's our Standard

January, 2019

Continuous Excellence. It's our Standard The new identity strapline for Pritchard & Company – Continous excellence. It’s our standard. We never rest on our laurels but continue to develop and improve, delivering excellent results. Why choose Pritchard &...


New Year. New Home.

January, 2019

New Year. New Home. Now is the time to plan ahead for a new home. With the start of a new year it is customary to feel the need for a new beginning and if you are starting to think about moving home, Pritchard & Company are here to help. If we can help with...


Follow Us on Social Media

December, 2018

Follow Us on Social Media Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Pritchard & Company are proud to announce an enhanced social media presence. Look out for ... Details of new instructions; Insights into the process of selling a house; A...


Property Maintenance Tips: Outside

December, 2018

Property Maintenance Tips: Outside This is a good time of year to check on the maintenance of your property if you are considering a Spring sale. See Pritchard & Company's top tips so that you are prepared for selling. Outside the property You should check the...


Paragraph 79 Houses

December, 2018

Paragraph 79 Houses The countryside house clause known as Paragraph 79 is one of the few items of planning law for new homes which explicitly demands exceptional architectural standards. Very few submitted designs are approved. The Spinney in South Warwickshire is...


The Price is Right: Successful Sales in 2018

November, 2018

The Price is Right: Successful Sales in 2018 Why choose Pritchard & Company to sell your property? We achieved 99% of average Guide prices for properties sold in 2018, 43% going to cash buyers. Our advice and wisdom bring tangible results.  Our regional property market remains...


Two exciting and exclusive new homes

November, 2018

Two exciting and exclusive new homes House 1 & 2 The Unicorn.  Exciting new select development of just two Cotswold stone three bedroom houses close to the centre of Stow on the Wold.    Reasons to view: ·...


PR & Editorial

November, 2018

PR & Editorial Benefits of PR & Editorial - we outline the added value of promoting your property in the national and regional press. At Pritchard & Company we go the extra mile for our clients. ·...


Make the Move to ... Northwick Park

October, 2018

Make the Move to ... Northwick Park Why move to Northwick Park, Blockley? Blockley is a charming and popular Cotswold village with a country town character offering facilities such as a village shop with post office and cafe plus two public houses Situated in the...


Regional Market Summary

October, 2018

Regional Market Summary Pritchard & Company is enjoying a busy Autumn market. Robert Pritchard comments: Regional variations still remain enormous with the West Midlands and Cotswolds performing relatively well against London and the South East of...


A Successful First Six Months

October, 2018

A Successful First Six Months We launched in April 2018 with one simple goal in mind – to improve the estate agency experience for clients. Sensing a changing market and with the foresight and experience to launch independently, we offer clients a highly...


Make the Move to ... Stow on the Wold

September, 2018

Make the Move to ... Stow on the Wold Why move to Stow? A bustling Cotswolds market town Renowned for its speciality shops and attractive Market Square Former wool town enjoying an elevated position Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Strategically...


Overseas Buyers Welcome

September, 2018

Overseas Buyers Welcome Bienvenues - Herzlich Wikommen - Benvenuti - Bienvenidos. We can assist European buyers with a multilingual service in French, German, Spanish and Italian. If you are overseas and interested in moving to our beautiful part of Britain -...


Construction Project Management Services

August, 2018

Construction Project Management Services From renovations to new builds. If you are considering the purchase of a property in need of renovation, extension, conversion or purchasing a plot to develop, Pritchard & Company can help. As well as being estate agents we also provide...


Preparing your garden ready for sale

August, 2018

Preparing your garden ready for sale Pritchard & Company offer you a brief overview with tips on preparing your garden, ready for selling your house and getting it photographed. In order to attract the right type of buyer for your property, it is important that it is...


Preparing your house for sale

August, 2018

Preparing your house for sale Pritchard & Company offer you a brief overview with tips on preparing your house to sell. In order to attract the right type of buyer for your property, it is important that it is presented in such a way as to attract buyers. Making your...


Cotswolds AONB

July, 2018

Cotswolds AONB Pritchard & Company is passionate about our local area, much of which lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Please get in touch if you wish to make the move to one of our properties within this lovely area of...


Focus On: Cotswold Cottages

July, 2018

Focus On: Cotswold Cottages If your dream is to live in a pretty honey coloured stone cottage in a Cotswold village, we have three lovely Cotswold cottages for sale, bursting with character. Whether you want to live overlooking a village green, close to a country pub...


Mindful of the Environment

June, 2018

Mindful of the Environment At Pritchard & Company we care about Britain's ancient forests and are very mindful of the environment. We are low on waste and sustainable in our paper use.  To produce our high quality marketing material, we chose a printing company...


Regional Market Summary

June, 2018

Regional Market Summary Robert Pritchard comments: The regional property markets (to include North Cotswolds, South Warwickshire and South Worcestershire) have continued to perform well. Despite Pritchard & Company only launching in April we have enjoyed an...


Make the Move to ... Ilmington

June, 2018

Make the Move to ... Ilmington We love our area. You will too. Why? Take Ilmington, for example, a lovely country village with a most sought after location, friendly community, great facilities and countryside. Read on …   Houses mainly built...


Focus On: New Builds

June, 2018

Focus On: New Builds Pritchard & Company have a sound knowledge of new build properties, having worked with some of the best developers and house builders throughout the North Cotswolds, South Warwickshire and South Worcestershire. New homes developers...


Loving our Heritage

May, 2018

Loving our Heritage We at Pritchard & Company are proud to recognise England’s heritage. We use our heritage logo to symbolise our support and love of historic buildings and this symbol marks a property in our portfolio which is Listed....


Our Office, the idyllic Alscot Estate

May, 2018

Our Office, the idyllic Alscot Estate Pritchard & Company works out of an office with a difference. We are a modern estate agency without the need for a high street shop window. Instead we are located in a beautiful part of the English countryside within the idyllic...


Sign of the Times

May, 2018

Sign of the Times The distinctive FOR SALE boards of Pritchard & Company are going up across the region. Since we launched just over a month ago we have had some busy and exciting weeks … launching a total of 12 properties, 3 under offer within...


Exciting Times for Pritchard & Company

April, 2018

Exciting Times for Pritchard & Company We at Pritchard & Company are proud to announce the launch of our new business. We offer a highly personal service, specialising in the sale of prime properties and we cover mainly North Cotswolds, South Warwickshire and South Worcestershire....