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Four homes for sale on Zoopla for aviation aficionados

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Attention, aviation aficionados! Four homes for sale for buyers who love flying, including a converted chapel with a landing strip in the garden

  • We have picked four homes for sale that are perfect for aviation aficionados
  • They include a property in Herefordshire with a full landing strip in the garden










Luxury homes tend to include certain features as standard, including a swimming pool and cinema room.

It can take an extra special feature for a property to truly stand out, particularly for those who have an interest in flying.

We have picked four homes for sale that are perfect for aviation aficionados, including one with a full landing strip in the back garden.

Does your home have a full landing strip in the back garden. This property for sale (scroll down for more details) does

Does your home have a full landing strip in the back garden. This property for sale (scroll down for more details) does

Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘There are currently some stunning properties on the market for aviation aficionados, including several mega-mansions with their very own helipad.

‘If you decide to invest, ensure you’re up to speed with the rules and regulations around flying and landing on private land.’

Four homes for sale for aviation aficionados…

1. Two-bed conversion, Herefordshire, £700k

This two-bedroom property in the hamlet of Woonton, Herefordshire, is for sale for £700,000 via estate agents Fine & Country

This two-bedroom property in the hamlet of Woonton, Herefordshire, is for sale for £700,000 via estate agents Fine & Country

The Herefordshire property comes with almost 12 acres of land that includes an airstrip and aircraft hangar

The Herefordshire property comes with almost 12 acres of land that includes an airstrip and aircraft hangar

There is plenty of room for takeoff, with the property enjoying extensive countryside views

There is plenty of room for takeoff, with the property enjoying extensive countryside views

This converted chapel in Herefordshire comes with almost 12 acres of land that includes an airstrip and aircraft hangar.

It is in the hamlet of Woonton in Herefordshire, with extensive views of the beautiful Black Mountains in south-east Wales.

The two-bedroom property is on the market for £700,000 via estate agents Fine & Country.

Can I land a plane on my property?

In the UK, you can use a field up to 28 days a year without getting planning permission from the council, provided you own the land (or have permission from the owner) and it is safe to do so. 

If you plan to do more than 28 days you’d need to talk to the local council and the CAA. 

2. Four-bed house, Isle of Man, £1.2m

The house on the Isle of Man is being sold by estate agents Cowley Groves and is on the market for £1.2million

The house on the Isle of Man is being sold by estate agents Cowley Groves and is on the market for £1.2million

There is a large grey circular helicopter pad in the centre of a lawn at the property on the Isle of Man

There is a large grey circular helicopter pad in the centre of a lawn at the property on the Isle of Man

The house has four bedrooms and is surround by the countryside in the island parish of Bride

The house has four bedrooms and is surround by the countryside in the island parish of Bride

This four-bedroom home in the parish of Bride on the Isle of Man is ideal for anyone who owns a helicopter.

That is because at the rear of the property is a large grey circular helicopter pad in the centre of a lawn.

The house is being sold by estate agents Cowley Groves and is on the market for £1.2million.

3. Five-bed flat Cricklewood, London, £3.75m

This five-bedroom flat in North-West London's Cricklewood is for sale for £3.75million via Dutch & Dutch estate agents

This five-bedroom flat in North-West London’s Cricklewood is for sale for £3.75million via Dutch & Dutch estate agents

This multi-million pound property is in a former aircraft factory and has an industrial feel

This multi-million pound property is in a former aircraft factory and has an industrial feel 

This five-bedroom flat in North-West London’s Cricklewood is in a former aircraft factory.

The trendy interior has an industrial feel, with exposed steel beams, crittal windows and raw brickwork and a mixture of concrete, resin and oak floors.

It is for buyers with deep pockets as the flat is currently for sale for £3.75million via Dutch & Dutch estate agents.

4. Eight-bed house, Essex, £5.5million

This eight-bedroom luxury home in Wickham Bishops, Essex, has a helicopter pad in the garden

This eight-bedroom luxury home in Wickham Bishops, Essex, has a helicopter pad in the garden 

The eight-bedroom has a price tag of £5.5million and is being sold via estate agents Fine & Country

The eight-bedroom has a price tag of £5.5million and is being sold via estate agents Fine & Country

This eight-bedroom luxury home in Essex has opted for a more discreet helicopter pad in the garden.

Rather than the large, visible grey pads with a white ‘H’ in the centre, it has gone for one consisting of a simple ‘H’ shape made out of stone slabs. 

The letter blends into the lawn area that is surrounded by a tennis court and areas of woodland.

The Wickham Bishops property is for sale for £5.5million via estate agents Fine & Country.

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Liverpool ONE welcomes Tessuti (GB)

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Grosvenor has announced that designer retailer, Tessuti, has opened its new global flagship store at Liverpool ONE, demonstrating the brand’s ongoing vote of confidence in the destination. The new location on Paradise Street follows Tessuti’s consistently strong performance at Liverpool ONE and spans two floors measuring 22,000ft². Boasting Tessuti’s biggest store to date, this is four times the size of the previous Liverpool ONE site. The store interiors have been styled with a subtle nod to classic Italian architecture whilst incorporating state-of-the-art technical features, combining classic design with an industrial-chic colour palette and cutting-edge digital screens. Working with local Liverpudlian digital and production agency Liquid, the new Tessuti store has exclusive instore stills and videos showcasing exciting campaigns; the first of which is rumoured to feature Liverpool stars Stephen Graham, Abbey Clancy, Miles Kane and Chelcee Grimes.

 

Aligning with Liverpool ONE’s community ethos, Tessuti’s new global flagship will also support the vibrant community in the heart of Liverpool, championing local businesses through collaborations, pop-ups, and in-store events.

 

Alison Clegg, Managing Director, Asset Management, Grosvenor, commented: “Tessuti’s commitment to Liverpool ONE, through its relocation within the destination and decision to make the new store its global flagship, strengthens our position as one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations. The impressive growth trajectory of Tessuti within Liverpool is a great indication of the potential for success and expansion of other brands that join Liverpool ONE.”

 

Chris Rowan, Director of Brand & Customer Connection at Tessuti, added: “The opening of our global flagship at Liverpool ONE is a huge moment for us. Liverpool is an urban hub for international fashion retailers, so upsizing and relocating within the city’s leading retail and leisure destination was a natural next step. We feel confident that it is the ideal home for our flagship location, and are excited to offer Liverpool ONE’s visitors our most stylish project yet.”

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What you need to know about having a home swimming pool

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This summer, it’s not just sales of rosé wine and ice cream that have rocketed during the heatwave. Interest in swimming pools has also surged.

‘This sweltering summer has undoubtedly inspired people to install swimming pools,’ says Sallie Leslie-Golding of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA). 

‘There are now 270,000 in-ground pools in the UK, with about 65 per cent of them in the southern half of the country.’

There is something incredibly glamorous about a Hockney-blue pool. But how does the reality match up to the imagery?

Refreshing: Church House in Potterne, Wiltshire, is on sale for £1.95m. Interest in swimming pools has surged with the hot weather

Refreshing: Church House in Potterne, Wiltshire, is on sale for £1.95m. Interest in swimming pools has surged with the hot weather

‘It’s been wonderful to be able to take a swim at the end of a long day,’ says Felicity Cooper, 55, who in 2006 installed a 12m x 6m pool outside her country house in Potterne, near Devizes, Wiltshire. 

‘It has also been great for the children, Lily and Ryan, who learnt to swim here.’

Felicity stresses the importance of finding the right setting for a new pool. 

She ensured hers was west-facing to catch the evening sun; then she went to the trouble of digging out a mini-amphitheatre so that the displaced earth formed a windbreak around the pool itself.

‘The pool is the optimum distance from the house, being not so near that it detracts from the garden and not so far away that anyone in trouble would not be heard by those inside.

‘It is far from trees so few leaves blow into the water and, with the children in mind, it has a top quality safety cover. Felicity’s six-bedroom Jacobean stone house standing in 1.7 acres is for sale for £1.95 million.

Opinions vary as to whether an outdoor pool helps or hinders a house sale. Some think that the hassle of maintenance may be off-putting to buyers. However, the property buying agent, Jonathan Harington, disagrees.

‘I have had many clients come to me with a pool on their wishlist of luxuries,’ he says. ‘But I have never had anyone say they wouldn’t buy a house because of the pool. If they felt strongly they could easily fill it in anyway.’

Yet owning a swimming pool is an expensive hobby. An above-ground pool — like a giant paddling pool — costs from £1,500 to £15,000. These pools may not quite cut it in terms of glamour, but their lower water capacity means maintenance costs are more reasonable.

For those looking at a more substantial in-ground pool, one with a liner finish of PVC will cost about £75,000. A concrete pool, finished with mosaic tiles, marbled plaster or paint will be about £125,000.

Larger projects can easily cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

You may opt for an infinity pool — a pool designed with an edge that gives the illusion that the water is overflowing. 

Those who want to improve their fitness may have a counter current device installed; the equivalent of swimming on a treadmill.

Many pool owners are interested in sustainability and heating the pool with solar panels is popular, as are covers that help heat retention.

Maintaining an outdoor swimming pool is expensive. The cost of heating and chemicals has increased so buyers should budget for at least £8 to £10 a day, dependent on the weather, according to SPATA.

Anyone fancying a workout in their own home may be interested in Ivy Cottage, Grendon, Northamptonshire.

Outside, the four-bedroom cottage is a 10m x 5m pool neatly positioned in the north-west corner to catch the sun.

‘After swimming in the pool, you could go running, riding or cycling on the countless trails nearby,’ says Ian Denton, of Jackson Stops. ‘It’s a lifestyle amenity in your own garden.’ Ivy Cottage is for sale for £825,000.

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Radisson launches new resort in Greece

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Radisson Hotel Group has launched its latest Greek resort in Skiathos. Skiathos, the westernmost of the Sporades islands, is known for its stunning coastline of more than 60 beaches with soft sand and clear blue waters, as well as sea caves, impressive rock formations, and hiking trails on the tree-covered hills along the north shore made famous as the location for the filming of Mamma Mia. The island’s Byzantine churches and monasteries, Venetian-style Bourtzi fortress, and Papadiamantis House with its typical architecture are important parts of the island’s rich history.

 

The resort’s 84 rooms and suites are decorated in a modern, minimalist style, and most of them offer views of the hotel pool or the sea. Private balconies or terraces are available in select rooms, and the resort’s biggest suites feature private whirlpools for ultimate privacy and relaxation. The resort is ideally suited for weddings with its own on-site orthodox chapel and versatile outdoor pool area that offers receptions with stunning views. The main all-day dining restaurant celebrates Greek and Mediterranean flavors on its lunch and dinner menus. The poolside bar offers breakfast treats and late-night snacks as well as a wide selection of drinks and an extensive wine list. For guests looking to keep up their fitness routine, a well-equipped gym is available.

 

“We are excited to offer our guests a fantastic resort experience on the beautiful island of Skiathos, as we continue to expand our Greek resort portfolio. Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos allows guests to switch off and relax surrounded by stunning natural beauty,” said Yilmaz Yildirimlar, Area Senior Vice President at Radisson Hotel Group.

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