Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Regeneration is the future While Northern England is enjoying the fruits of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, The Midland Engine is en route to experience the same level of economic regeneration for the Midland Region stretching to Wales. The biggest form of development is none other than The South Wales Metro set to revolutionise the transport

Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Regeneration is the future

While Northern England is enjoying the fruits of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, The Midland Engine is en route to experience the same level of economic regeneration for the Midland Region stretching to Wales. The biggest form of development is none other than The South Wales Metro set to revolutionise the transport of the region.

South Wales Metro 

The South Wales Metro is a multimodal integrated public transport network set to transform rail services, local bus services and active travel. This will include an investment of £738 million into the valley lines to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and Coryton. Over 170km of track will be electrified and track stations and signaling will all be upgraded including the building of at least five brand new stations.

What’s happening?

In preparation of this, Transport for Wales are investing in a £100 million depot to be at the heart of South Wales metro operations. Situated in Rhondaa Cynon Taf, the development of the depot will be the first major works as part of Transport for Wales’ transformation of the valley’s rail network for the South Wales Metro, as part of the wider £5 billion investment to transform transport in Wales. The modern depot will maintain brand new Metro Vehicles which are due to enter service from 2022. The site will also include a new Integrated Control Centre which will manage the operation of services on the Metro lines.

What does this mean for property investment?

Commutability

The revolutionized transportation system makes South Wales a key area for employees and businesses to enjoy. This will allow businesses to enjoy access to a wider talent pool from areas within the

Tourism

From the breathtaking Brecon Beacons to the spectacular Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the evolution of staycations, has seen South Wales continue to be a tourist attraction. The arrival of the South Wales Metro will strengthen the tourism industry, by stretching to more districts across the South Wales region.

The student population

Many students in their second, third and postgraduate years of study choose to live in private student accommodation instead of student halls. The arrival of the South Wales Metro, will give flexibility of the locations of student properties. With an efficiently-run transport system coming, the demand for luxury student accommodation will

Ready to see properties in South Wales? Email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

 

 

 

info@tarquinjones.comWhy the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    
read more
Coronavirus and the UK Property Market

Coronavirus and the UK Property Market

Covid-19 & the Property Market A short shock followed by a rebound? There is a consensus amongst economic forecasters that the coronavirus has inflicted a short, sharp shock which is affecting all aspects of the property market. However, it’s important to note that the brunt of this has been on the transactional level rather than

Coronavirus and the UK Property Market

Covid-19 & the Property Market

A short shock followed by a rebound?

There is a consensus amongst economic forecasters that the coronavirus has inflicted a short, sharp shock which is affecting all aspects of the property market. However, it’s important to note that the brunt of this has been on the transactional level rather than values. What this means is that values will not fall as transactions falls, and as long as the government can soften the economic impact through its stimulus package for the economy recently announced, then some sense of normality will be resumed once the tighter restrictions of movements are lifted. We will likely see a return to levels immediately before the coronavirus around the later part of this year and beginning of 2021.

The start of 2020 bought a strong platform for UK house prices as transaction levels were high now there was political and economic certainty about the path the UK was going down. Covid-19 has bought a shock to the system which will mean that the demand for transactions are postponed as the system reboots itself.

Research already undergone by Oxford Economic (March 16th) shows that GDP will fall by 2.5%, but then will show a sharp rebound by late 2020 by 1.8%. With low interest rates, and government stimulus packages, these measures will soften the short-term blow.

As restrictions on movement are lifted, we will begin to see an increase in transactional levels as pent up demand will be a driver to normality over the coming months. In the meantime, Tarquin Jones are focused on offering the best property investments for our clients, and have excellent opportunities which are resilient to the current climate.

info@tarquinjones.comCoronavirus and the UK Property Market
read more
Neighbourhood Watch: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Neighbourhood Watch: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton Property Investment Often referred to as the ‘Notting Hill of the North’, Chapel Allerton is a picturesque neighbourhood in Leeds, listed as one of the best areas to live in 2018 by The Sunday Times. Business Chapel Allerton’s most dominant industries are healthcare, retail, education, technology and the arts. The biggest employer in

Neighbourhood Watch: Chapel Allerton, Leeds

Chapel Allerton Property Investment

Often referred to as the ‘Notting Hill of the North’, Chapel Allerton is a picturesque neighbourhood in Leeds, listed as one of the best areas to live in 2018 by The Sunday Times.

Business

Chapel Allerton’s most dominant industries are healthcare, retail, education, technology and the arts.

The biggest employer in the area is the NHS, who run Chapel Allerton Hospital and a local surgery. Retailers including Lidl and the Co-Operative hire locals as well, while West Yorkshire Police have a nearby station on Stainbeck Lane.

Transport

Chapel Allerton benefits from Leed’s efficient public transport system. The main bus routes that go along Harrogate Road are the 2 and 3/3A, both of which run every 10 minutes during peak times. The 48 and 91 also stop on this road, while the 7A and 7S go along Scott Hall Road en route to Moor Allerton and Alwoodley.

The nearest train station is Headingley, although it’s over two miles away. Leeds station is only marginally further away and is easier to get to.

Culture

Home to a thriving atmosphere, Chapel Allerton is a beacon culture. Seven Arts, an independent arts space, housing a 100-seat venue for film, theatre, dance, music and comedy is a celebration of the local community’s art scene.

Alternatively, Inkwell Arts is a charity-run centre focusing on using creative spaces to help with mental health and people with learning disabilities. They offer a range of different activities that are open to all including painting and creative writing plus a jazz music show on Sundays.

A popular area for young professionals, Chapel Allerton is home to some of the trendiest beauty houses in Leeds. Complete with vintage leather barber chairs, exposed brickworks and Chesterfield sofas, Coldbath has been the go-to place for men’s haircuts since 2001. On the other hand, Cutting Room Creative is a L’Oreal Professional hair salon winning awards for over 30 years.

Cuisine

From North Star coffee at House of Koko to Thai Green Curry at Sukhothai and quesadillas at Pinche Pinche, Chapel Allerton is home to an abundance of cuisine varieties to cater to the growing young professionals choosing the stunning neighbourhood.

Nightlife

When it comes to nightlife, residents are spoilt for choice. Boasting a range of Casque Marque ales and a variety of wines, as well as a traditional British menu, The Mustard Pot is a cosy spot to unwind-perfect for the hardworking professional. From exotic cocktails to decadent shakes, The Pit is Chapel Allerton’s hotspot for nightlife.

Caspar’s Bottle Shop is Chapel Allerton’s go-to place to get craft beer. They’ve got all of Leeds’ best- North, Kirkstall and Northern Monk, alongside other favourites from further afield like Mad Hatter, Wylam and Magic Rock.

Greenery

Gledhow Valley Woods is a 1.5km ribbon of wood and grassland along the eastern edge of Chapel Allerton. Follow the route through the woods along Gledhow Beck, looking out for birds, hedgehogs, and butterflies as you go.

         

 

info@tarquinjones.comNeighbourhood Watch: Chapel Allerton, Leeds
read more
The rise of the DINK

The rise of the DINK

In 2019, there are more child free adults than ever before. While, for those born in 1946, only 9% had no children at the age of 45, whereas for women born in 1970, this figure has risen to 17%. A US study discovered that 1 in 5 women enter menopause without children. Additionally, birth rates

The rise of the DINK

In 2019, there are more child free adults than ever before. While, for those born in 1946, only 9% had no children at the age of 45, whereas for women born in 1970, this figure has risen to 17%. A US study discovered that 1 in 5 women enter menopause without children. Additionally, birth rates among women in their twenties declined by 15% between 2007 and 2012.

The reasons why so many couples adopt a Dual Income, No Kids lifestyle, commonly known as DINK, is varied. For some the financial burden of raising a child is more trouble than its deemed worth and for others, it means sacrifices to lifestyle and career aspirations. Without the responsibility of children to cater to, the rise of DINK, the demands for property are not what they were for young professionals of Baby Boomers and Generation X.

What DINK mean for the property market?

Imperial Square, Luton

ONS figures showed that in 2017 the proportion of women never having children has doubled in generation.

Leisure & Amenity

Infinity Towers, Liverpool

Young professionals today are interested the trendy new neighbourhoods. Without the pressure to consider a property’s proximity to schools and day-care the focus for many tenants now is convenience. After working all day, and in some instances earning from a second job, the Millennial generation are interested in homes which offer closeness to shops and travel links.

Work Life Balance

The Tannery, London

In 2019, the UK is more career driven than ever before. A booming economy mixed with the impending launch of HS2 and mass regeneration schemes, means over 250,000 jobs are being launched in the UK by 2030. As a result of this, generation rent is drawn to city centre properties to stay in the heart of their working life.

Student Housing Demand

Marvel House, Plymouth

In 2018, 2.3 million students were recorded to be in higher education. Entrepreneur reported that 24% intend for pay for higher education via savings and 38% plan to work during their university studies. Higher education is at an all time high since the launch of the postgraduate government student loan. As more students stay in education for longer to gain qualifications such as an MBA and PhD, often via part-time study, instead of starting families the demand for student housing will increase.

Luxury Lifestyles

Hadrian’s Tower, Newcastle

Without adhering to the practicalities of raising children, tenants are desiring homes to suit their personalities and lifestyles. For example, 2019 saw an increase in properties with pools and audio door entry systems. Favouring state-of-the-art design specifications including private lounges, the demand for luxury property is increasing across the country.

Travel Pursuits

Epic Hotel, Liverpool

A chief reason, many adopt a DINK lifestyle is the sizeable disposable income, which can be used for travel. The rise of the staycation, has seen a dramatic increase in domestic holidays. As cities within the Northern Powerhouse gain regeneration, the rise in UK’s tourism to serene areas will benefit from the child-free movement.

Entrepreneurship

The Bridge, Kirkcaldy

Among Generation Z, working to suit your lifestyle is a priority. Entrepreneur announced 41% of Generation Z intend to start their own businesses instead of continuing the Millennial trend of side jobs. The rise is e-learning opportunities focusing on creative arts and business is predicted to be worth four times more than the higher education market. As a result of this, the demand for office space will increase.

Old Age

Bryn Illtyd Ltd, Wales

Without the comfort of having children to take care of them in old age, DINK jetsetters will be desiring Care Homes in the future.

Final Note

As the economic climate changes, the demands for property respectively alters. With more favouring an enjoyable lifestyle and the financial benefits that come along, the demand for family friendly property has seen a sharp reduction.

 

 

info@tarquinjones.comThe rise of the DINK
read more
Why invest in UK student property?

Why invest in UK student property?

Student property has proven to be one of the most reliable forms of investment for many buyers, both first-time investors and experienced landlords alike. The reasons for this are numerous, and I’m going to cover these in today’s article which will focus on the pros of investing in UK student property. High demand It’s no

Why invest in UK student property?

Student property has proven to be one of the most reliable forms of investment for many buyers, both first-time investors and experienced landlords alike. The reasons for this are numerous, and I’m going to cover these in today’s article which will focus on the pros of investing in UK student property.

High demand

It’s no secret that UK property in general suffers from high demand combined with low supply, and the student sector feels this problem just as much. Most universities across the UK do not have the capabilities to house everyone who attends, so this leads to more and more students having to turn to the private sector for their accommodation.

For example, Plymouth has 4 higher educational institutions which includes the University of Plymouth and has approximately 25,000 students across them. However, only 3,000 are actually housed within the university halls of residence.

Newcastle has the same issue. 50,000 students attend the cities higher educational institutes but 28,000 are unable to attain the universities accommodation. Various other cities across the UK have the exact same problem.

This creates a gap for private student property to fill the void and attempt to meet the growing demand. Students and investors alike are therefore turning to this type of student accommodation which in turn is leading to higher prices and sustainable returns for investors.

Rising number of students

More young people than ever are attending university and it’s no longer considered something for the privileged elite. Student numbers have almost doubled in the UK since 1992- figures show that from the period March-May 1992 there was 984,000 people aged 18-24 in full time education. In May-July 2016, there was 1.87 million, approximately 1 in 3 people, aged 18-24 in full time education.

Higher education is now commonplace, and this is all despite the rising tuition fees showing this is not considered a major deterrent among many looking to study in the UK.

High yields

Any investor whose primary goal is to achieve a high yield is best placed to pursue student property as opposed to most residential opportunities. The more affordable pricing along with the fact that student property isn’t known for its massive capital growth lends itself well to high yielding student deals in various university towns and cities across the UK.

We at Tarquin Jones have a variety of student investments that offer upwards of 8% net yielding rooms in thriving student cities such as Liverpool, Newcastle and Plymouth. Because of the fact that said student deals are in such popular cities, there is a long list of potential buyers for these. As a result, resell value for property in these cities is surprisingly good when you consider that student property is typically more difficult to resell than residential schemes. Buying a student unit(s) in a city with plenty of amenities nearby i.e. bars, restaurants, gyms, transport links etc, will help massively when it comes to selling your property as and when you want to.

Student’s growing expectation on their accommodation

Over the years, there has been a paradigm change in the lifestyle of UK students. Many are now shunning the previously traditional low rent second hand HMO properties as they see the new build purpose-built accommodation with higher expectations than they had done before. Value for money is increasingly becoming considered in terms of accommodation.

Increase in tuition fees has created a new breed of modern students who see the burden of increased financial debt should result in value for money in terms of the accommodation services being offered. Many investors are taking note of this attitude change and this is a major, yet understated, reason why many are choosing to invest in student property.

The size of the student accommodation market in the UK shows no sign of slowing down. With more student property in the private sector being developed in the country, there is only going to be a diversification of investment into the sector allowing those who wish to get involved the opportunity to invest their money in the student accommodation in various cities.

With the UK’s reputation of world class education combined with a rise in the student population, new build student property is proving to be a preferred asset class for the discerning investors looking primarily for high and sustainable returns.

For more information on our latest investment opportunities, click on the Investments tab on our homepage. Alternatively, give us a call on 0208 445 6542 or email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

 

AdminWhy invest in UK student property?
read more
Neighbourhood Watch: Stratford, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Stratford, London

Stratford Property Investment Transformed for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Stratford is a thriving shopping and leisure hub in East London. Transport   Stratford is an important transport hub for East London, connecting directly to most parts of London via Crossrail, underground (Central & Jubilee line), overground & DLR. From Stratford Station, journey times are

Neighbourhood Watch: Stratford, London

Stratford Property Investment

Transformed for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Stratford is a thriving shopping and leisure hub in East London.

Transport

 

Stratford is an important transport hub for East London, connecting directly to most parts of London via Crossrail, underground (Central & Jubilee line), overground & DLR. From Stratford Station, journey times are just 8 minutes to Canary Wharf and less than 20 minutes to the City and London City Airport.

Stratford is also home to Stratford International Station and Stratford Regional Station. Stratford International provides the only high-speed commuter service in the whole of Britain by taking a Southeastern train, which goes across Kent and East London through Stratford to St Pancras International. It takes an hour to Dover Priory, 1 hour 20 minutes to the seaside at Margate and just 7 minutes to St. Pancras.

From Stratford Regional Station you can take Abellio Greater Anglia trains to Stansted Airport in an hour (via Tottenham Hale), to Liverpool Street Station in less than 10 minutes for The City’s major businesses, and to stations across Essex and East Anglia, like Norwich with its historic castle in 1 hour 49 minutes.

Education

 

Stratford is set to become a university and arts district. Work has begun on the new campus for University College London in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The UCL East campus, Marshgate 1, will be a landmark academic building with laboratories, exhibition spaces and workshops in the shadow of the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture. Due to be completed in 2022, Marshgate 1 will be followed by more university buildings, including Pool Street West with 500 student rooms, teaching space and amenities.

Lucian Cook, head of residential research at Savills, said the investment of a reported £1.2bn in educational and cultural facilities will enhance Stratford’s status as a major London centre. “After a period of high price growth, we are now at a different stage in the property cycle, and can expect lower house prices over the next five years.” However, this big-scale regeneration could give Stratford property prices a boost.

“It already has better retail and transport, and the addition of cultural and educational facilities will create a better environment which will help support house prices.”

In addition to BBC Music and a new dance theatre for Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion (part of University of Arts London) is opening a new site in Stratford’s East Bank London.

The new campus in Stratford will house multi-purpose lecture theatres to be used for classes, as well as, community events. There will also be public spaces featuring work from some of the courses, art and a café. Additionally, the new site will have specialist teaching spaces for media, communications and the fashion business school.

Regeneration

 

Since the 2012 Olympic Games, Stratford has transformed from an industry and railway focused area, to a cultural and commercial hub. Today, it is home to some of the country’s best sporting facilities, including London’s Aquatic Centre, the Velodrome and London’s biggest shopping centre, Westfield Stratford.

Investment motivated by the 2012 Olympics, has seen Stratford emerge as a popular residential area, forecasted to reach £22 billion in investment by 2025. The arrival of the high-speed Crossrail service in 2019 is expected to drive up demand from renters looking for well-connected property at more affordable prices than Central London. Along with the conversion of purpose-built Olympics venues such as the Athletes Village into rental property, over 1,000 new homes are being constructed in Stratford under the Chobham Farm Masterplan to meet this growing demand.

A £1.1 billion waterside cultural quarter due to open in 2023 is being developed with mix of cultural, scientific and education institutions, green spaces and homes.

Culture

 

With over 1.8 million square feet of retail and leisure space at Westfield Stratford City, schools and health facilities at the Olympic Village, world-class universities within easy reach and one of the largest urban parks in Western Europe on the doorstep, Stratford sets the standard for 21st century urban living.

Sport

 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to the London Aquatics Centre with its wave-shaped roof, the London Stadium, and several play areas. Towering over the park, ArcelorMittal Orbit is a spiral sculpture with a tunnel slide.

Ready to see London properties? Email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

info@tarquinjones.comNeighbourhood Watch: Stratford, London
read more
Why to invest in Plymouth’s thriving student property market

Why to invest in Plymouth’s thriving student property market

One of the more overlooked property hotspots in the UK is going to be the main focus of today’s article. Plymouth has long been one of the countries best student locations, especially for those pursuing maritime based careers marking it as a niche location in which student numbers are on the rise. South West The

Why to invest in Plymouth’s thriving student property market

One of the more overlooked property hotspots in the UK is going to be the main focus of today’s article. Plymouth has long been one of the countries best student locations, especially for those pursuing maritime based careers marking it as a niche location in which student numbers are on the rise.

South West

The South West has been a very strong area for property investment over the past couple of years and has a four-year forecast of nearly 30% growth (almost 8% per annum).

Our focus area in the South West – Plymouth certainly remains one of the best cities in the UK for those wishing to dip into the buy-to-let market or add to their property portfolio. There has been substantial investment in the economic regeneration of Plymouth and it has swiftly become the go-to area in Devon and one of the optimal areas in the South West for property investment opportunities.

Regeneration

The 60,000m2 Drake Circus shopping scheme was a resounding success and not resting on their laurels, the council have been instrumental in the current plan to add an additional 86,000m2 retail development in the adjacent Cornwall St area.

While the council has clamped down on issuing planning consent for the conversion of dwellings to student accommodation – one of the major markets in Plymouth – this has only served to increase the growth potential for properties inside the golden triangle around the university campus (Mutley, North Hill etc). Perhaps as a result of the constraints on supply, there have been significant rises in rents for student accommodation, offering investors very attractive yields. This has led experts to posit Plymouth alongside Norwich and Bournemouth as some of the top cities in the UK in which to invest in student housing.

On top of this, in accordance with the City Centre and University Action Plan (2010) 700 new houses have passed through the planning stages of late and this development is planned to include an extra 2,000 car-parking spaces as well as a landmark department store.

Furthermore, elsewhere in the city centre, there is more potential for new development, as in Colin Campbell Court adjoining Western Approach, which boasts the potential for a mixed-use scheme, also outlined in the Area Action Plan. On top of this there is an ongoing plan (2006-2026) for the creation of new jobs and business services laid out in the council’s strategic economic plan.

Plymouth is also in one of the areas of the UK that was slowest to start the recovery from the market crash and while prices are now back up to where they were beforehand; this means that there is still a massive potential uplift for buyers investing today. This is confirmed by industry experts. Roger Punch, the South West spokesman for RICS, claimed: “It started to take effect elsewhere way back last year and caused the market to warm up and really get going. But it’s only just starting to reach us.”** A boosted confidence in the economy and initiatives like the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme have all helped to reinvigorate market, according to property experts.

In other news, the First Great Western rail service has in October 2014 announced a time-scale for the implementation of free Wi-Fi aboard its trains that service the South West, which is another attractive proposition for commuters looking to relocate to the region.

Student property

Academically, Plymouth has a longstanding reputation as an outstanding research centre, particularly in relation to marine sciences. The buzzing city of Plymouth is home to Plymouth University, The University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) and the Plymouth College of Art, which is one of only four independent colleges of art and design in the UK.

Between all of these establishments there are over 25,000 full time students, however only around 3,000 of these are accommodated within University halls of residence. As such, there is a real need for suitable student accommodation. Private student developments then such as North Hill Court are in high demand and are providing investors with high, sustainable returns the kind of which associated with student property.

Plymouth’s combination of regeneration and niche location as a hotbed of maritime studies make it a superb place to put your money into for student investments. Those after high and regular returns will find Plymouth to be an excellent location to achieve their investment goals such as self-funding their pension come retirement and maintaining their own lifestyles beforehand.

For more information on our latest investment opportunities, click on the Investments tab on our homepage. Alternatively, give us a call on 0208 445 6542 or email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

AdminWhy to invest in Plymouth’s thriving student property market
read more
Neighbourhood Watch: Canary Wharf, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Canary Wharf, London

Canary Wharf Famous for its reputation as London’s global financial centre, Canary Wharf has become one of the capital’s most popular addresses for residential property investment. Regeneration, Crossrail and property demand have together sustained strong capital growth in Canary Wharf of up to 50%. Transport   Canary Wharf benefits from the extensive public transportation options

Neighbourhood Watch: Canary Wharf, London

Canary Wharf

Famous for its reputation as London’s global financial centre, Canary Wharf has become one of the capital’s most popular addresses for residential property investment. Regeneration, Crossrail and property demand have together sustained strong capital growth in Canary Wharf of up to 50%.

Transport

CANARY WHARF UNDERGROUND STATION

 

Canary Wharf benefits from the extensive public transportation options across DLR, Underground and Thames Clippers.

The Dockland Light Railway (DLR) is London’s only automated metro system, build to serve the Docklands rapidly transforming business district. The service links the capital’s two financial hubs- the City and Canary Wharf, and will also link to the immense investment being generated across the Royal Docks.

Located on the Jubilee line, Canary Wharf benefits from an approximate two-minute journey time between underground stations. Alternatively, Thames Clippers provides a fast connection from Canary Wharf to key commuter hubs including London Bridge and Waterloo.

 

Regeneration

London City Airport

Formally the busiest shipping port in 1802, Canary Wharf has enjoyed regeneration since the 1990s from infrastructure improvements to business expansions and retail complexes including London City Airport’s £200 million expansion. The London City Airport is set to increase the number of arrivals and departures to 111,000 a year, further endorsing London City Airport as a world class international gateway.

 

Employment

SILICON VALLEY

Led by the tech industry, Canary Wharf’s employment is forecast to rise to 200,000 over the next decade. Today the district is the biggest employer of bankers in Europe and London’s highest salary postcode.

 

Economy

BANK OF AMERICA

With over 97 acres of some of the world’s most highly specified urban architecture Canary Wharf has become a centre of global commerce, overtaking the City of London. From global banks to leading law firms and media agencies, Canary Wharf’s tenants include Bank of AmericaClifford Chance and Trinity Mirror.

 

Culture

WHARF KITCHEN

Surrounded by regeneration and a thriving economy, Canary Wharf is the ultimate lifestyle attracting a variety of clientele including young families and working professionals. Among its decorated accolades from retail to cuisine, Canary Wharf boasts one of the UK’s sizeable collections of public art and the largest health club in Europe.

 

Ready to see London properties? Email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

info@tarquinjones.comNeighbourhood Watch: Canary Wharf, London
read more
Neighbourhood Watch: Llanelli, Wales

Neighbourhood Watch: Llanelli, Wales

Llanelli Llanelli is the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire and the preserved county of Dyfed, Wales. Located on the Loughor estuary, Carmarthen, Llanelli is famous for its rugby tradition and as a centre of tinplate production. Culture The National Botanic Garden of Wales, situated at LLanarthney in the River Tywi Valley, is both

Neighbourhood Watch: Llanelli, Wales

Llanelli

Llanelli is the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire and the preserved county of Dyfed, Wales. Located on the Loughor estuary, Carmarthen, Llanelli is famous for its rugby tradition and as a centre of tinplate production.

Culture

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES

The National Botanic Garden of Wales, situated at LLanarthney in the River Tywi Valley, is both a tourist attraction and a centre for botanical research and conservation. Featuring the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, you’ll find a range of themed gardens, the British Birds of Prey Centre, a tropical Butterfly House, play areas and a national nature reserve.

Pembrey Country Park

Set against the backdrop of the Gower Peninsula and overlooking the coastal scenery of Carmarthen bay, Pembrey Country Park is one of Wales’ top visitor attractions providing a unique blend of coast and countryside. Set in the heart of a 500-acre country park, bordered by 7 miles of golden sands, Pembrey Country Park is a fantastic campsite with modern, accessible facilities.

 

LLANELLY HOUSE

Llanelly House is one of the most outstanding surviving gems from the Georgian era in Wales. Reflecting the triumphs and tribulations of the town, Llanelly House embraces the industrial revolution and sparking prosperity. The building displays the importance of the town of Llanelli within Wales and the wider world. Showcasing the legacy of the Stepney family, the 18th century surroundings are a popular choice for events, weddings and special occasions.

 

Sport

SCARLETS RUGBY CLUB

Llanelli is one of the most famous rugby towns in the world. It is the focal point for one of the most passionately supported rugby clubs in the world, the Scarlets, holding a rich and unrivalled rugby heritage.

Additionally, Llanelli AFC aka The Reds, are a Welsh Premier Football Club, winners of the Welsh Cup in 2010/2011.

 

Nature

KIDWELLY CASTLE

 

In the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, Llanelli benefits from a fascinating blend of modern and historic scenery. A highlight of Llanelli is Broughton bay, a large and sandy bay area, popular with caravan enthusiasts. Embracing the history of the area, Kidwelly Castle, rising above the river Gwendraeth is the ultimate medieval fortress. Beginning in the early 12th century as a Norman ringwork castle made of wood and by the 1280s Kidwelly Castle was transformed into a stone castle within a castle that still stands today.

Ready to see Wales properties? Email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

info@tarquinjones.comNeighbourhood Watch: Llanelli, Wales
read more
Neighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow, London

Neighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow, London

Walthamstow Located in North East London, Walthamstow, nicknamed the London borough of Culture, is an area enjoying extensive transformation, yet still embodying the charmic and electric buzz of the East End of London.   Culture The William Morris Gallery is a stunning memorial to William Morris one of Walthamstow’s most revered artistic heroes. A designer,

Neighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow, London

Walthamstow

Located in North East London, Walthamstow, nicknamed the London borough of Culture, is an area enjoying extensive transformation, yet still embodying the charmic and electric buzz of the East End of London.

 

Culture

The William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is a stunning memorial to William Morris one of Walthamstow’s most revered artistic heroes. A designer, craftsman and socialist, the gallery contains work by Morris and other like-minded creators who’s work contains his spirit of campaigning. Lloyd Park that surrounds the estate is great for a walk, and it also has a wonderful duck pond to admire.

 

God’s Own Junkyard

One of the most quintessentially unique places in London, God’s Own Junkyard is part art gallery, part museum, part thrift store, part antique show and completely East London. Located by the Wild card Brewery, the warehouse holds neon signs, B-movie figurines and more.

 

Cuisine

Wildcard Brewery

Next door to God’s Own Junkyard, Wildcard Brewery has been pumping delicious beers into London pubs and beyond since their micro-brewery arrived in Walthamstow in 2014. A favourite among the locals, the brewery offers beer beach parties, open mic nights and mini-music festivals.

 

Nature

Walthamstow Wetlands

London’s newest and biggest nature reserve, Walthamstow Wetlands, is a fully operational 211-hectare Thames Water reservoir site, supplying water for 3.5 million people. Providing stunning views, Walthamstow Wetlands is also an internationally important nature reserve, providing home and shelter to a wide range of wildlife, from rare waterfowl to majestic birds of prey.

 

Transport

Walthamstow Central

Walthamstow benefits from being located at the top of the Victoria Line, at Walthamstow Central. Located in zone 3, the same station features on the overground line and operates a busy bus station travelling across London.

 

Retail

Walthamstow Market

With more than 350 stalls, Walthamstow Market is the longest outdoor street market in Europe. From international herbs to stunning fabric, the market embodies the influences of the area’s diverse cultures, while offering the expectedly cockney atmosphere of East London.

Ready to see more London properties? Email us at info@tarquinjones.com for more details.

 

 

info@tarquinjones.comNeighbourhood Watch: Walthamstow, London
read more