So often people say that they feel different – more alive – when they’re close to the sea. People have different views on why that might be. Some say that they grew up close to an ocean or a sea or even a river or lake and that they feel a need to get back to being close to water again. Others feel that watching the movement of water is calming, uplifting, refreshing. And some people just want to go wild swimming or boarding as often as possible.
It takes us all differently.
I know that I feel better on so many levels since I swapped watching the lights of central London twinkle on the horizon to watching the English Channel in all of its colours and moods, seeing a moon rise over the water and reflecting and shimmering in the waves or watching the sun rise or set across the sea. My husband even uses an app which charts the movements of the many shipping vessels that we can see from our living room window and excitedly tells me about some of them which have come from the other side of the world and are now gliding past us on our newly acquired horizon.
The sea is romantic, dangerous, ever-changing and always, always worth looking at. Which is one of the big reasons why so many people are looking to swap their own urban outlook for a sea view or at least the knowledge that just at the end of their road is the SEA! And I think that living beside the sea makes people behave just a little bit differently too. Maybe coast-dwellers are a bit more relaxed, more in tune with the natural world, certainly less panicked about their hair getting blown around in those healthy sea breezes!
So all of that combined with the fact that towns such as Rye, Hastings, Bexhill, Pett et al have some remarkable housing stock at prices that make Londoners weep and a creative and cultural infrastructure which makes living down here interesting and busy and rewarding is making this part of Sussex very popular indeed as a place to live.
Since moving here with my husband nearly four years ago our social life has got richer and fuller. We can eat out well in local restaurants and cafes. Our local shops are largely independently owned and well loved by owners and public alike and if the mood takes us we can still get in to central London in 95 minutes by train. And get a seat too!
So come and look at life by the sea. But do get some good advice on where to buy and what’s going to give you what you need beyond simply having that blue, greeny-grey, silver, turquoise, steel, golden watery horizon at the end of your road.
Unique Property Company is very different to other estate agents – we take the time to get to know your hopes and plans, as well as the place where you live now. This helps us make your viewings chime and the sales process happier and more effective.
Make no mistake though – nice people though we are, we’re also built on foundations of experience, knowledge and professionalism.
Madelaine is Unique Property Company’s person on the ground, based in Hastings and able to advise, find properties and support buyers & sellers through their purchase & sale of property in Sussex and Kent. She made the move from South East London to Hastings nearly four years ago. Improbably she has been known to suggest to excited potential buyers that certain properties just wouldn’t work for them.
“What Madelaine offers is more like property coaching than estate agency selling” reported one happy new Sussex resident.
The Telegraph listed Unique Property Company in its Top 20 Small Estate Agents in Britain with the line “This company found a niche – one-off properties – and dominates it”.
Always on the lookout for interesting and unique properties to represent for vendors and to bring to buyers looking to make that important life-changing move into Sussex and happy to talk to you about your property search and your property sale, please contact Madelaine on 078551 35249.