We have opened a brand-new branch in Oundle’s Old Town Hall

We are delighted to announce that we have opened our second branch – Fine & Country Oundle & North Northamptonshire – having had a very successful few years with our Rutland, Stamford and South Lincolnshire office.

Our snazzy new branch is located at the exquisite Old Town Hall in Market Place in the heart of Oundle, where we are open Monday to Saturday from 9am. As with our Stamford branch, many of our property experts are local with over 60 years’ combined experience in the industry. They include Directors, Ildi Toth and Jan Von Draczek, and their friendly team: Molly, Fleur, Christine and Jacky.

Specialising solely in residential houses – on the open market as well as those off-market – we will be promoting country houses from approx. £500,000 in and around Oundle, North Northamptonshire, Peterborough and its surrounding villages. We have already had the privilege of selling some beautiful homes in the area to include a former farmhouse in Loddington which sold (stc) just not long after coming to market, and a four bedroom cottage in Kings Cliffe where an offer was agreed within a week.

Our main aim is for clients to enjoy a refreshing approach to selling exclusive homes, combining individual flair and attention with our local expertise to create a strong international network with powerful marketing capabilities. We understand moving home is one of the most important decisions you make and that exclusive properties require a tailored approach to marketing, so our bespoke service adopts a lifestyle approach to promoting our homes, combined with an efficient sales process and excellent customer service. Key marketing tools include professional photographs, brochures filled with vendor quotes, PR in national property press and fun social media content such as our engaging tik tok videos which are proving very popular worldwide!

Meanwhile, buyers can be sure they will receive guidance and support throughout the sales process from start to finish. 

Find Out More

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, our doors are always open for you to come and have a welcoming chat with us. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 01832 808 008. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

We’ve won 9 awards at the UK Property Awards 2021 including five 5* prizes

It was an early Christmas present for the team last Friday evening when we attended The United Kingdom Property Awards 2021 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, which was sponsored by P&A Wood – Rolls Royce Motor Cars.

Being the second year we have entered, we were very honoured to have scooped up nine awards in total – almost double that of last year – to include Best Estate Agency Marketing United Kingdom and Best Estate Agency Single Office United Kingdom. This brings our total number to over fourteen.

Widely known as one of the industry’s largest and most prestigious award ceremonies where only the highest quality of products and companies are allowed to enter, the winners were announced at a glitzy ceremony before everybody enjoyed a delicious three course meal followed by a lot of dancing.  

Prizes comprised of two levels – ‘Award Winners’ which requires a minimum score from the judges of 60%, and ‘Five Star’ which requires a minimum score of 75%. Only ONE company is awarded the ‘Five Star’ award for each category, so we are thrilled to announce that it was given to Fine & Country Rutland, Stamford & South Lincs for:

  • Estate Agency Marketing UK 
  • Estate Agency Marketing East Midlands
  • Estate Agency Single Office UK  
  • Estate Agency Single Office South Lincolnshire
  • Estate Agency Single Office Rutland

This means that we have been automatically entered into the shortlists for the same categories in the international regional heats, where we will be competing against other industry professionals across Africa, Arabia, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the UK. The top winners in each region  will then automatically be entered into the overall International Awards, culminating in another glittering awards ceremony. This event also crowns the overall ‘World’s Best Architecture, Property and Interior Design Awards’ – so we will keep you posted on how we do next year.

We also won four ‘Award Winners’ for: 

  • Estate Agency Website UK
  • Development Marketing East Midlands
  • Architecture Single Residence East Of England
  • Residential Interior Private Residence Eaast Of England

The whole team are truly honoured to have won these national awards. They are in their 28th year and the winners represent the highest levels of achievement in real estate, development, architecture, interior design and marketing in both the residential and commercial sectors. This year, they were judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts, focusing on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability, with the expert judging panel being chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Waverley who are members of the House of Lords. Our achievement highlights not only how much we value customer service for our clients, but also our commitment to adopting a lifestyle marketing approach for the promotion of our homes. 

Jan and Ildi are very much looking forward to representing the UK at the next stage of the awards process, so stay tuned!

7 awards wins for us at the UK Property Awards!

We are delighted to announce that we have won a record seven awards at the UK Property Awards 2021-2022!

Fine & Country Rutland, Stamford & South Lincolnshire has won an award in the categories of:

  • Real Estate Agency Marketing for East Midlands with Estate Agency Marketing East Midlands project
  • Real Estate Agency Single Office for Lincolnshire
  • Real Estate Agency Website for UK
  • Real Estate Agency Single Office for Rutland
  • Development Marketing for East Midlands with The Spinney 
  • Architecture Single Residence for East of England with The Spinney with Jack Thompson for POPBUILD
  • Residential Interior Private Residence for East of England with The Spinney with Ben Thompson for POPBUILD

The level of our Awards will not be revealed until the official presentations and announcements at the end of this month at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, but we are thrilled to have had our hard work and dedication to clients recognised by this world renowned mark of excellence.

Congratulations to all of the other winners. We look forward to celebrating at the Gala Dinner, ceremony and dance on the 29th!

We were honoured to have been a match sponsor at Rutland Polo Club

Fine & Country Rutland, Stamford & South Lincs were honoured to have sponsored our first polo match at Rutland Polo Club last weekend, where we had great fun with everybody who attended whilst supporting a local business in a major way.

At the very special polo weekend, we sponsored one of the matches – The Fine & Country Cordoba 8 goal WIP Ladies Cup – where one of the teams also carried our branding on their shirts which was an amazing sight to see as the players battled it out on the field.

14 teams took part in various games overall where players travelled from as far as a field as Cheshire, Yorkshire and Essex. Our match was an exciting one to watch, where the fiercely contested final saw old rivals Parc Ferme take on Knightmares who thanks to a 1/2 goal handicap went on to claim their victory. Keep an eye out for Jan below who proudly gave the winning team their well deserved trophy.

We also had a team playing in the Subsidiary final, which was played as a round robin between Las Chicas Locas, Pink Ibis/Hue & Cry and brand new team Fine & Country Rutland. Las Chicas Local ran out the winners, placing them 3rd overall, followed by the underdogs Fine & Country in fourth and Pink Ibis/Hue & Cry in fifth.  

A fun day was had by all, and we look forward to sponsoring a match again in the future.

National Housing Market Update by Fine & Country

The housing market proved one of the highlights of the economy in 2020, defying expectations and staging an extraordinary recover. As we head towards spring 2021, market conditions are beginning to soften but with lifestyle change continuing to drive demand, the market remains busy.

Here’s the latest National Housing Market Update by Fine & Country, which includes a summary of key stats, market overview, house prices, transactions, availability and time to sell.

We’ve Won 5 Property Awards!

It was an early Christmas present for the team as we are delighted to announce we have been recognised for our exceptional marketing and promotional expertise, having won five property accolades at The United Kingdom Property Awards 2020. These are part of the International Property Awards Programme and are widely known as one of the industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies.

The winners were announced in an online virtual ceremony on 11th December and as a first for any single Fine & Country branch, the Midlands based team are celebrating ‘Award Winner Estate Agency Website UK’, as well as five-star success for ‘Best Development Marketing East Midlands;’ ‘Best Estate Agency Marketing East Midlands, ‘Best Estate Agency Single Office Rutland,’ and ‘Best Estate Agency Single Office Lincolnshire.’ As a result, they will now automatically be entered into the overall international awards, culminating in announcements of the International and World’s Best winners at the end of the process.

The International Property Awards are in their 27th year and the winners represent the highest levels of achievement in real estate, development, architecture, interior design and marketing in both the residential and commercial sectors. This year, they were judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts, focusing on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability, with the judging panel being chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Waverley who are members of the House of Lords. 

Director at Fine & Country Rutland, Stamford and South Lincolnshire, Jan von Draczek, said:

 “Ildi and I are truly honoured to have won these national awards, having only had a Fine & Country licensee for eighteen months. This achievement highlights not only how much we value customer service for our clients, but also our commitment to adopting a lifestyle approach for the promotion of our homes to the widest possible audience. We pride ourselves on utilising not only our own personal experiences in the sector alongside a tailored approach to marketing and developing great relationships with clients, but also the resources of the Fine & Country network. Together we can offer our clients access to local independent experts, an international network of buyers, virtual valuations, discreet marketing, a home staging services, a media centre, a property exhibition on Park Lane and an interior design offering. We strongly believe these have all been key to our sales successes for our clients. We’re looking forward to representing our area again at the next stage of the awards process.”