£250 towards your white goods – Ended 30/06/2016

£250 towards your white goods – Ended 30/06/2016

When your getting ready to move, buying new white goods its likely to be high on your to do list and even if its not, arriving to your new house with new appliances would make things ever so slightly easier.

That why if you instruct Inside Homes to sell your house in June 2016, you will have £250 worth of brand new white goods waiting for you at your onward purchase ready for when you move in.  To find out more, call us on 01926 818288.

Everything seems a little bit easier with Inside Homes.

Southam

Southam

The Manor of Southam was first mentioned in 998 when King Ethelred granted it, together with the ‘Haliwell’, to the Priory of Coventry. Until the Reformation, Southam had a strong connection with Coventry. The ‘Haliwell’, now known as the Holy Well, is the oldest surviving structure in Southam, situated near the river about half a mile west of the town.

The principal reasons for Southam’s development were its location on the east-west drovers’ road and the north-south Coventry to Oxford road, and its ownership by the Priory. The small medieval settlement to the east of the church was soon enlarged by development north-south.

In 1227 the Prior obtained a stature allowing Southam a weekly market, giving it town status. Later, permission was also granted for a monthly market and four fairs which increased the size of the community with inns and trades connected with livestock. Southam became an important stagecoach stop with many hostelries catering for this trade.

The town was encompassed by 13,000 troops in 1642 when Royalist and Parliamentary forces skirmished in the area. Later, King Charles I stayed in the Manor House (now Southam Pharmacy). Much of medieval Southam was destroyed in four disastrous fires in the 1740s when 30 houses were burnt. Small cottages and several three-storey Georgian houses replaced these. Unusally in mediaeval times, the town minted its own local currency. This was done because local people found ordinary coins too high in value for everyday use. During the Civil War King Charles used the mint to make new coins to pay his soldiers. The mint house is now a pub called ‘the Old Mint’.

In 1818, Mr Lilley-Smith, a local surgeon founded the Eye and Ear Infirmary, now the Stoneythorpe Hotel. In 1823 he also founded the country’s first free dispensary nearby. Some German Sisters founded a Roman Catholic orphanage and school in 1876 – the latter is still one of the town’s three primary schools. The secondary school, Southam College was built in 1957.

Southam’s first gas supply came in 1853 and electricity was supplied in 1924. Later in the 1960s natural gas arrived. The Holy Well and other springs were used for water until mains water supplies were connected in the 1920s.

St James’ thirteenth century church was pre-dated by a Saxon one, possibly a wooden structure. During the nineteenth century, an independent chapel was built in Pendicke Street, and also the Congregational church in Wood Street. The Catholic church existing today was built in 1925.

Southam has evolved into a modern day market town with a varied range of small shops including a hardware shop, a pharmacy, library and grocery shops. There is a weekly market on Tuesday mornings and a monthly farmer’s market selling local produce.  There are lots of activities, groups and clubs in the town including Southam Lions, Rotary, Guides, Cubs and a very active choir.  On the outskirts of the town is a well equipped Lesiure Centre.

January Promotion – Ended 29/02/2016

January Promotion – Ended 29/02/2016

25% off our standard sales fees.

As we have just launched our new shop in Southam and to help get people moving in 2016, Inside Homes are delighted to be offering a 25% discount to the first 20 sales instructions of 2016.
If you are thinking of putting your house on the market in 2016, pop in to our office to discuss your move and claim your 25% discount.

Shop Opening

Shop Opening

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed a flurry of activity at the bottom of Market Hill in Southam recently. A series of refurbishments and workmen working through the night has caught a few people’s attention over the past few weeks. When the shop windows were dressed head to toe in wrapping paper and ribbon, the mystery on Market hill deepened.

On Monday the 21st of December (just before Christmas), the secret behind the wrapping paper and the mysterious comings and goings was finally revealed.

It was us all along!

That’s right, Inside Homes have re invigorated 11 Market hill and taken up residency in the prime Southam location. We were delighted to be able to open our doors the public from Monday the 21st of December. We are even stocked with mice pies and mulled wine for any passersby.

The high street shop launch is part of the wider evolution based on the successes of the past 15 months. Our presence in the prime high street location serves to increase the market expose we are able to give to our clients properties as well as offering buyers and renters a comfortable environment to discuss their property requirements.

We have invested in state of the art property display units to not just highlight the best features of our properties but back-light them too!

From Monday, anyone will be able to drop in for a one to one consultation, browse our array of properties for sale or available to let, discuss your requirements, or just help yourself to a mince pie and glass of mulled wine.

From the shop we will be running our comprehensive estate agency, high quality letting agency as well as extending our relocation and property maintenance services to clients old and new.

Last year saw the number of clients choosing Inside Homes as their estate agents grow significantly and the feedback on our service has been hugely encouraging. We were also able to add a fantastic lettings and property management service to landlords and tenants.

Inside Homes are retaining a head office at Clearwater Business Park, where we are able to offer larger meeting spaces and handle some of the administration of the business.

New Website

Inside Homes is launching a new and much improved website for its estate agency business.

We are delighted to publish our new sleeker property site with lots of useful tools to help you sell your property.

The new website comes in line with the launch of our lettings service. You will also be able to find information about our comprehensive lettings and property management service on this site.

The website makes use of stunning images of both the properties we are selling and letting as well as beautiful images from across South Warwickshire.

We home you like it!