Last year, 20 home buyers relied on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ as a means to fund all, or part of, their journey to get onto the property ladder. It’s becoming increasingly common for financial help to come from a family member, be it parents or grandparents. Which is why we’ve come up with a ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ scheme, in appreciation of this huge act of generosity. Countryside will gift £2,000 back to the parent or family member who provided the deposit, as a thank you.Read more
In celebration of the Tour de France race, 105 members of our team donned their cycling gear and took to the roads to cycle 50 miles. Touring our new and existing developments across Essex the ‘Countryside Tour De Sites’ was one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, and it didn’t disappoint, raising just over £7,000 for The Alzheimer’s Society.Read more
Nobody does a picnic like the British. From teddy bears picnics to Pimm’s in the park, there’s a reason picnicking is so popular. It’s a cost-effective way to get the kids out of the house over the summer, and it’s a great way to meet up with friends and family.Read more
Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day is always a struggle – especially when they ‘don’t want anything’! This year, why not do something a little different and create a personalised present he’ll be delighted to receive. Choose one of our three homemade gifts to make your dad happy this Sunday!Read more
As we all know, there are many ways to help reduce our carbon footprint and the impact we each have on the environment. At Countryside, we create homes and communities which offer lots of ways that people can help reduce their carbon footprint. After all, saving the planet is a big job, but every little helps. Below are some simple steps to help you make the world a greener place.Read more
Here you’ll find property related blog articles from the team at Countryside as well as independent experts. Expect regular tips and advice on topics such as buying a new home, interior and landscape design, setting up home, mortgages and finance, plus articles on architecture, the property market, regeneration and more.