To Sea – or not to Sea?

Studland, Dorset

Susie Hall

The Brief

Sea views a bonus!

To find a second home around the Isle of Purbeck for a busy London family who wanted to buy a house in a peaceful location surrounded by its own land. They indicated that sea views would be a bonus but not essential and they would be happy to improve the property.

How we helped

Meeting the brief could have been a challenge...

A great deal of the local countryside has been owned for centuries by Estates and it was definitely going to be a challenge to meet the brief across what is a relatively small area of Dorset.   I set to work selecting a range of rural houses for the family to view, including some which were ‘off market’.  The early viewings were largely exploratory and with children in tow often involved a trip to the beach.

It soon became apparent that a rural house was less appealing and that a village location was preferred. The first house we offered on had a lot of development potential, but after some investigation there were some issues which were not straight forward and could potentially be costly.

Another house was quickly identified and after some negotiation we agreed a purchase. Having put together a team of local consultants to deal with the legal matters and survey, this resulted in a very positive conclusion for my client, and within a swifter timescale than anticipated at the outset.


Susie says

"My client has been meticulous throughout the process and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them to find a home which will be the perfect backdrop to the family’s lifestyle on the coast. The intensive search and regular communication between us was extremely helpful in establishing the reasons why this property was exactly the right one for my client to buy."

Our client says

"Thank you so much for finding a new property for me. It was a pleasure working with Susie. She made the property search so easy and enjoyable. She had bags of local property market knowledge and even found properties to view before they came onto the market. She was also really helpful in progressing the purchase both before and after the offer had been accepted and was always available to speak to when needed. With full time commitments at home and not living in the area, I could not have done this purchase without Susie. Thanks again."
The agent

Susie Hall

In 2022 Susie joined JMChase to cover the Hampshire/Dorset/Devon coastline after many years’ experience of selling property in the South...
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