By Mathew Wood, Managing Director of Orchards Estates (01935 277977 or 01460 477977,

In a word, no. Interestingly, statistics reveal that of the 7,430 people who moved into South Somerset between mid-2015 and mid-2016, only 520 came from London – that’s all 33 London Borough’s – which equates to just 7%. 

the Experts in Property’s Westcountry Property Exhibition held in conjunction with Lawsons and Daughters in Fulham, London last week was a great success.

The area was lively and bustling with shoppers, workers, commuters, and buyers, and in the exhibition area there was a definite feeling of positivity from both buyers and sellers.

Believe it or not some people aren’t on Facebook.

This rare breed of Homo Sapiens is probably feeling smug now as their personal data hasn’t been half-inched by a bunch of techie Arthur Daly’s intent on swaying elections.

Property for sale throughout Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Bristol will be on display at the Experts in Property Westcountry Property Exhibition, being held in Fulham on 13th April.

The 80-branch network of independent estate agencies has offices throughout the Westcountry, from St Ives to Bristol and Poole, and holds regular exhibitions in the capital with details of property as well as experts on hand to chat with potential buyers.

Two property firms in Newquay have merged to create a bigger, stronger proposition for home buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords in the town and surrounding areas.

After 24 years, the much-loved founders of Newquay Property Centre, Andrew and Deborah Hopkinson have retired and sales manager of 12 years, Daniel Peel has taken the reins.