Thoughts on Property and Magical Advice Now that the General Election is Over

Richard Ashton - Director

Richard Ashton – Director


I have just been reading J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books to my daughter that contain the Sorting Hat at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When a new student puts on the hat it tells him or her to which of the four houses – Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin – they are most suited.

Well a property is just like the Sorting Hat. It’s as if it instinctively knows whether it’s right for you – and you for it. All you have to do is listen carefully to the conversation the property is having with your inner self.This is important, as you don’t want to be put in the wrong house. You want to be somewhere which fits your personality, as well as your pocket and your spatial needs.

Of course every now and then even Sorting Hats can become a bit confused by the choice. Just look at what the electorate Sorting Hat has done with the 2017 general election! It may even have to have another go sooner rather than later. Yes there are many things to be confused about, especially in property. And it’s not just about finding the right home for you. What about the market? Then there’s Brexit, the economy, schools, transport, mortgages and even the neighbours. And what about prices are they going up or down? When is the right time to buy?

But finding the right home can magically make many of these concerns disappear. That is because, apart from our families and ourselves, our homes are one of the most important things in our lives. Our homes protect and nurture us. They keep us warm. They keep us secure. They inspire us. Why do we become homesick when we are away for too long? When we are away we like to create a home-from-home and find somewhere that is homely. We have home thoughts and like home cooking. We certainly like home comforts. When we look for somewhere to live we home in on a place that we can call home-sweet-home, for our home is our castle.

Yes the property market is important. But more so is belonging to the right house. So this weekend why not forget the general election and Brexit negotiations for a while. Go and try on a house and let it tell you if you should move or not.

If you are interested in having a chat with us to discuss your new home, please feel free to give me a call on 01684 561411 or email me at richard.ashton@allan-morris.co.uk.

Upton Sales – New To The Market

The Beeches, Upton-upon-Severn – £195,000

A semi detached bungalow situated in a popular area close to Upton centre and its range of amenities. The property which invites modernisation, briefly comprises of entrance hallway, living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. Further benefits include having front and rear gardens, driveway providing off road parking and a garage. Offered for sale with no onward chain.

Malvern Lettings – New To The Market

Oakland Close, Upton upon Severn –  £650 pcm

A very well presented unfurnished end terraced house in a quiet location close to Upton upon Severn. The accommodation comprises; kitchen with electric cooker & gas hob, lounge with patio doors to garden, two bedrooms, bathroom with shower over bath. Further benefits include gas fired central heating , double glazing, garden, garage and off road parking. EPC C. Available immediately. Click for more details >

Malvern Sales – New To The Market

Happy Valley, Great Malvern – £499,950

A beautifully presented, characterful, four double bedroom extended Victorian townhouse with parking, in a secluded position having great views of the Malvern Hills and within walking distance of the town centre and Malvern Theatres. The versatile accommodation, which is over four floors, comprises: entrance hall, sitting room, guest bedroom with access to rear courtyard seating area, master bedroom with full en-suite bathroom, refitted main bathroom, 24′ open plan refitted kitchen/living space with wood burner and stable door to large deck to enjoy the views, two further double bedrooms. The garden is situated in mature cottage-style gardens which wrap around the property. A driveway and parking to the fore provides space for three to four cars. A large deck with retractable canopy provides views over the hills, an original scullery to the rear provides outdoor storage and a potential for workshop. The property is offered with no onward chain. Click for more details >

This Week at Allan Morris Malvern & Upton…

“We love the property…”

“Everything was really easy, efficient, and quick. All of the agent were really lovely and helpful, and it was a really smooth process. We also love the property it’s a really nice property.” – T Wilkins, J K Wilde


“We appreciate the high level of customer service”

“You did everything you could do to get us the property we wanted. We really appreciated the level of customer service and don’t think you could have done anymore for us.” – D Brown, C Williams


“The whole staff were really supportive…”

“Very happy with the service, the whole staff were really supportive and Richard was excellent. Happy with the level of viewings and feedback, the service could not have been any better.” – S Diplock

Malvern Sales – New To The Market

Coombe Lane, Cradley, Nr Malvern – £475,000

A detached cottage in a rural location with panoramic views over countryside and towards the Malvern Hills, with two acres of mature garden including area for a small paddock and a quarry garden, plus enclosed garden adjoining house with a stone built outbuilding. The accommodation comprises:- porch, two reception rooms, breakfast kitchen, utility and shower room, inner hall with storage and study, boot room, three bedrooms, family bathroom. The property has double glazing, an oil fired rayburn in the kitchen and night storage heaters. The property has potential to be updated and offers the opportunity to enjoy magnificent views from a gardeners retreat. Click for more details >

Malvern Lettings – New To The Market

Swinyard Road, Malvern – £725 pcm

A beautifully presented semi detached unfurnished house in a convenient location. The accommodation comprises; entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom, kitchen with gas hob & electric oven, space & plumbing for washing machine & space for fridge/freezer, lounge with patio doors to garden,two double bedrooms with built in storage, family bathroom with shower over bath. Further benefits include rear garden & off road parking. EPC B. Available late July. Click for more details >