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Property News

12/07/2016
Coastal properties are still very much in demand whether it be for a change of lifestyle or a holiday home to escape city life. Our current selection range from a 'recycled' house in Camber to a stunning Georgian home in the beautiful Old Town Of Hastings....

Coastal and Country in June

21/06/2016
As we anticipate the outcome of the EU referendum, property continues to be being bought and sold.  People's emotions and circumstances dictate their actions ... it is always good to remember that no one can predict the future... so if you are planning a change of lifestyle, searching for a weekend bolthole or looking for your dream home, here are some of our latest properties...

COASTAL AND COUNTRY MAY

09/05/2016
 

COASTAL & COUNTRY APRIL

07/04/2016
 SPRING IS IN THE AIR.....

COASTAL AND COUNTRY MARCH

08/03/2016
 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY FEBRUARY

12/02/2016
 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY JANUARY 2016

06/01/2016

 

 

     

COASTAL AND COUNTRY JANUARY 2016

06/01/2016

 

 

     

COASTAL AND COUNTRY NEWS IN DECEMBER

02/12/2015

CHRISTMAS WILL SOON BE UPON US AND IT IS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THAT MANY OF US PLAN THE  DRESSING OUR HOMES, INSIDE AND OUT( ESPECIALLY IF IT IS ON THE MARKET). WHETHER IT IS A SIMPLE WREATH ,FAIRY LIGHTS OR TREES WE HAVE SOME ORIGINAL IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS... UNUSUAL, HAND MADE PRODUCTS ARE A THOUGHTFUL ALTERNATIVE TO SOMETHING MASS MADE THAT CAN BE FOUND ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE. LOOK OUT FOR OUR LIST OF LOCAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS AND INDIVIDUAL STORES TO SEEK THEM OUT... 

THE PHILLIPS AND STUBBS TEAM WISH ALL OUR NEWSLETTER READERS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

COASTAL AND COUNTRY NOVEMBER

04/11/2015
 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY IN OCTOBER

04/10/2015

IN THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER ....OUR LATEST PROPERTIES INCLUDING A STYLISH NEW DEVELOPMENT IN RYE....

COASTAL AND COUNTRY SEPTEMBER

04/09/2015

 

 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY AUGUST

04/08/2015
Festival fever hits Rye for the next two months beginning with the popular International Jazz Festival , followed by the Rye Arts Festival .....This month we have some wonderful  exclusive coastal and country properties...

 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY JULY

03/07/2015

 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY GARDENS IN MAY

12/05/2015

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS!...Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom......Marcel Proust.

 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY MARCH

23/03/2015

   

“ It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”   -Charles Dickens.

COASTAL AND COUNTRY FEBRUARY

16/02/2015

  PHILLIPS AND STUBBS HAVE A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF PROPERTIES THAT  WE LIKE TO SHARE FIRST WITH OUR NEWSREADERS...BUT AS THE AREA'S AWARD WINNING INDEPENDENT ESTATE AGENCY WE ALSO HAVE OUR FINGER ON THE PULSE SHARING THE LATESTS PRODUCTS AND INNOVATIONS IN INTERIOR DESIGN....EACH MONTH WE FEATURE FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS IN ART AND DESIGN AND REPORT ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT MOST DEFINITELY HAVE AN INFLUENCE ON HOW WE LIVE AND THAT WILL SHAPE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF OUR HOMES IN THE FUTURE....WE LIKE TO THINK THAT OUR NEWSLETTER IS AS MUCH ABOUT LIFESTYLE LIVING IN EAST SUSSEX AND KENT AS MARKET ANALYSIS AND THE PROS AND CONS OF BUYING HOUSES.....

COASTAL AND COUNTRY JANUARY 2015

08/01/2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL...THIS TIME OF YEAR CAN BE DULL BUT TRY TO THINK OF THE GOOD TIMES AHEAD AND MAKE PLANS FOR THE FORTHCOMING YEAR...THEY MAY TAKE ON THE FORM OF TRAVEL, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF LIVING SO NEAR TO THE TUNNEL OR RE-DECORATING THE HOME TO BREATHE NEWNESS INTO A TIRED INTERIOR...ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE THINKING OF SELLING........AND FOR BUYERS, WE HAVE SOME NEW PROPERTIES TO TEMPT...SO READ ON FOR SOME INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR.....

COASTAL AND COUNTRY CHRISTMAS ....

04/12/2014

THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS...

have a list of people I know
All written in a book
And every year at Christmastime
I go and take a look
And that is when I realise
That those names are a part
Not of the book they're written in
But of my very heart
For each name stands for someone
Who has crossed my path some time
And in that meeting they've become
A treasured friend of mine
And once you've met some people
The years can not erase
The memory of a pleasant word
Or a friendly face
So when I send a Christmas card
That is addressed to you
It's because you're on that list 
Of folk I'm indebted to
And you are one of many folk who
In times past I've met
And happen to be one of those
I don't want to forget
And whether I have known you for 
Many years or few
In some way you have a part in
Shaping things I do
This, the spirit of Christmas, that
Forever and ever endures
May it leave it richest blessing
In the hearts of you and yours....anon
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 SEASONS GREETINGS FROM THE COASTAL AND COUNTRY TEAM AT PHILLIPS AND STUBBS....

                          


COASTAL AND COUNTRY IN NOVEMBER.

06/11/2014

"  It is November

   Bare Branches rake the cloudy skies

   And scratched out their heartfelt pleas

   Against cold glass windows

   Seeking what they have lost and will not find " .

           Elizabeth Shield

COASTAL AND COUNTRY IN OCTOBER

11/10/2014

Robert Frost ‘October’

O hushed October morning mild,

Thy leaves have ripened to the fall

Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,

Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call

Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,

Begin the hours of this day slow....

 

COASTAL AND COUNTRY SEPTEMBER NEWS

11/09/2014

September heralds the start to autumn...changing colours in the garden, misty, chilly mornings broken by the sun warming the day....We begin to think of any outside jobs that need doing before the winter , painting the exterior or generally re decorating before Christmas.  This month we are featuring the latest interior designs and unusual interior visuals....As always we will feature our latest property portfolio....a selection of stunning homes...with spectacular views.

COASTAL AND COUNTRY AUGUST NEWS

15/08/2014

Festival fever hits Rye for the next two months beginning with the popular International Jazz Festival , followed by the Rye Arts Festival now in it's 43rd year! There are articles on both with links to their blogs and websites... 

There are still a few weeks left of the school holidays and for parents who are short on entertainment ideas ,the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, is putting on some creative workshops...worth a look!..

Finally as always ...we have a fine selection of properties to tempt....thank you for reading.

COASTAL AND COUNTRY JULY EDITION

16/07/2014

 We are midway through the year which often denotes a time to reflect on what to do with our properties, to sell or to delay and refurbish. If it is the latter this month we are reporting on a new  design business that has opened in Rye offering stylish, bespoke interior design....

 We are also midway through the property year and while the market seems to have steadied, once again property is clearly big news. The headlines in our press and often the lead items on television and radio news are the housing market and what it's doing or going to do....read more from Martyn Stubbs in his mid term report.... 

 

 


COASTAL AND COUNTRY JUNE EDITION

12/06/2014
June is not exactly flaming but the property market is hot!....This month Jason offers some advice on using Solicitors to smooth the property transaction...time is money after all....properties of the month This months 'home' focus is on true,natural materials with which we can live in harmony....whether it be a piece of sea washed oak, felted rugs, hand woven linens. It is about reclaiming the past and giving it a status within our home, often mixing it with a shiny new high tech kitchen, or state of the art bathroom. It is about not forgetting our heritage and the past.....giving it a place in our future...thank you for reading...

COASTAL AND COUNTRY MAY EDITION

06/05/2014
Each month we report on the latest trends in the property market keeping our past and present customers up to date...but Coastal and Country is also unique in presenting contemporary aspects of home decoration and interior design from their in-house designers; the newest paint colours and wall coverings from up and coming brands, flooring ideas, soft furnishings, in fact everything which is integral to our home environment.....they also report on local and national art exhibitions, new restaurants and hotels and all things that are inspirational .....enjoy reading... Look out for our on line Coastal + Country Magazine later this month .....

APRIL NEWSLETTER

03/04/2014
This month we are celebrating 300 years of Georgian style...it is still held very dear to our hearts and still graces many of our towns and cities. In East Sussex and Kent, Hastings Old Town, Tenterden, Battle and Rye have some fine examples of this refined architecture with Palladian doorways and windows. At the V & A there is an exhibition of the leading architect and designer William Kent. This exhibition reveals how William Kent came to play a leading role in establishing a new design aesthetic for this crucial period when Britain defined itself as a new nation....Much research has been done to uncover the actual paint colours, panelling and cornices of Georgian design and it is possible to recreate them as they would have been. Farrow and Ball paints are widely available now but they first worked with the National Trust restoring and renovating our heritage sites formulating exact matches to the paints that they uncovered. In addition to our properties of the month we have highlighted the Georgian gems in our property portfolio... We hope you enjoy the newsletter and maybe find time to visit the exhibitions.

MARCH NEWSLETTER..

12/03/2014
Spring is here at last!!...The lambs have arrived and the new green shoots are showing through the sunshine....With renewed energy we are looking at our property portfolio a little different this month featuring, 'By The Sea', 'In the town', and 'In the Countryside'. We will also be looking at the upcoming property hotspots along the East Sussex coast. This month we launched our 2nd issue of our Coastal + Country e-magazine which looks at some of our featured properties in depth. There is a link to this in the newsletter. Also this month we will be reporting on the latest interior trends, the synonymous link between fashion and interiors, must see exhibitions and local events. We hope you enjoy reading....

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

05/02/2014
Aquarius is the star sign for February which most people will know means 'Water Bearer' ...well I think we have had just about as much water as we can bear !!..so let us turn to the more positive signs about February...the emergence of the first flowers of spring...maybe a few lambs...and of course it is the month of Love.. It is also when many folks put their properties on the market anticipating a new start for 2014....so read on and we hope it puts a spring into your step for the month ahead.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !....WELCOME TO OUR JANUARY 2014 NEWSLETTER

10/01/2014
Happy New Year to all. Despite the horrendous weather the property market is coming back to life. Martyn Stubbs offers some sound advice on how the play the rising market....and if you haven't already it is time to make friends with him if you are hunting for a special property. As he explains being 'in the know' is a good start to being 'first in line'. At the end of last year we launched our first on line 'Coastal + Country' magazine and following it's success we will be issuing our next edition to our readers very soon... As always we will be featuring our latest hot properties and bringing to your notice exciting innovations, ideas and inspirations for your homes and gardens....

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

08/12/2013
Martyn and The Phillips and Stubbs team wish you a Happy Christmas and thank you for your continued support over the year. The newsletter this month focusses on local events in the countdown to Christmas and activities to keep you occupied between Christmas and the New Year.... Our property selection is very popular as we often show previews of properties before they go live on our website. To expand on this we have created an online property magazine which features some discreetly marketed homes....click on the link in the article to view the magazine and let us know what you think! SEASONS GREETINGS FROM COASTAL AND COUNTRY....

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

06/11/2013
NOVEMBER IS A TIME TO REMEMBER...TO CELEBRATE AND TREASURE PAST TIMES... THIS MONTH WE FEATURE DETAILS OF LOCAL REMEMBRANCE SERVICES, BONFIRE CELEBRATIONS , SOME IDEAS FOR PRE CHRISTMAS GATHERINGS AND OF COURSE A FEAST OF TEMPTING PROPERTIES...THANK YOU AND HOPE YOU ENJOY READING...

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

10/10/2013
Well, we are officially in Autumn...the nights are closing in and there is a distinct chill in the evening air...but still some glorious sunny days to enjoy the changing seasonal colours...In addition to our monthly selection of properties we have a style report form Decorex, the new luxury interiors show in Kensington gardens, hip hotels... the reinvention of the gastro pub and some uber-architects from Spain with cutting-edge designs...THANK YOU AGAIN FOR READING...

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

04/09/2013
September heralds the start of Autumn... a beautiful time of year for new colours in the garden and enjoying lovely country walks in the late sunshine....or fitting in that much needed coat of paint before the onset of winter. This month we feature new paint companies and colours, interior fairs, creative courses at Charleston and of course some stunning dream properties of the month...to buy and to let. Thank you again for your support and hope you enjoy reading our newsletter...

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

05/08/2013
We look forward this month to exiting exhibitions,festivals and making the most of the good things in life...Jason's market comment focusses on the smart buyers who are actively and creatively downsizing ...seeking out properties that will give them a better quality of life, enhanced by good design which is on tap at the acclaimed 100% Design exhibition next month...New building materials are no longer restricted to commercial properties but can be utilised in garden rooms, studio and workshops to facilitate new spaces within and around our properties..... endless possibilities !

JULY NEWSLETTER

03/07/2013
There is a feast of new properties to tempt you this month..and if that make you hungry then look out for the creative cuisine book from Rye and Winchelsea...coming soon...details inside.. Next weekend we are holding our annual event which will launch our second book, this time it is on the compelling history of interior design showing the influence of the Venetian Master Mariano Fortuny. Continuing the Venetian theme there will be a capsule collection of paintings and photographs from Victor Herbert which will be on display until mid August....Please feel free to drop into the office for a browse.... Next month we will be featuring some of the most prestigious Interior design fairs and previewing some of the latest trends.

JUNE NEWSLETTER

11/06/2013
June is bursting out all over...this month we are dedicating our Newsletter to gardens...bathed in sun after a wet May the plants, flowers and foliage are abundant and just in time for the opening of secret and private gardens by members of the NGS and local garden committees....The start of June has seen a positive upturn not only in the weather but in the market as a whole. Martyn reports back from his Summit meeting...

MAY NEWSLETTER

02/05/2013
This month, in addition to more fabulous properties for sale, we are featuring two remarkable country houses. The first Restoration House, said to take its name from when King Charles stayed on the eve of the Restoration. Over the past ten years the present owners have uncovered fine examples of 17th century decorations such as marbling, japanning and many of the original french grey paint colours, a true inspiration.....The second house is Charleston, the home and studio of the Bloomsbury artists, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell...there is not a piece of furniture, wall or fireplace that has not been adorned with their art....Our readers must count themselves very fortunate to live in such close proximity to the coast and in particular the nature reserve . 'Wild Rye' are featuring a series of walks and talks. France, of course is also on the door step , for those who love glass (and Paris) there is a wonderful exhibition on the most extravagant designs from thirteen centuries of Venetian Glass ...Finally for those who have never visited the 'Collect' fair (which used to be the 'Craft Fair') there are some wonderful artists showing and selling their art and craft..jewellery,glass,sculpture and textiles...We hope you enjoy reading...

APRIL NEWSLETTER

05/04/2013

MARCH NEWSLETTER- 'SPRING FEVER'

11/03/2013
“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~ Mark Twain.

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

07/02/2013
WELCOME TO OUR 'ROMANTIC' FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER.......

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

11/01/2013

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER

04/12/2012
Christmas is a time for reflection , thinking of past times , of people, places and just enjoying being at home...

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

06/11/2012
GEORGIAN REVIVAL.....back to an age of style...

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

03/10/2012
COASTAL AND COUNTRY ...bringing news on art,interior design, the property market and local/national events ...

NEWS FLASH....FINAL AMENDMENT ...NEW VISITING TIMES....SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS

27/09/2012
OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER!!

FINAL AMENDMENT...NEW TIMES SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS

27/09/2012
OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER!!

NEWS FLASH !!

26/09/2012
OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND.....SUNDAY 30TH OF SEPTEMBER

WELCOME TO OUR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

05/09/2012
This month we are featuring properties that have just come onto the market ......

AUGUST NEWSLETTER

01/08/2012
WELCOME TO OUR AUGUST NEWSLETTER

JULY NEWSLETTER

02/07/2012
WELCOME TO OUR JULY NEWSLETTER

JUNE NEWSLETTER

30/05/2012
WELCOME TO OUR JUNE NEWSLETTER WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE READ.

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