Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis are just some of the stars featured in Agatha Christie’s “The Mirror Crack’d”. So too is the Thatched House in Smarden, Kent, which was used as a setting for the 1980 film version. That very house is currently available to let through Savills Tunbridge Wells for £3,250 per calendar month. Contact: Savills on 01892 507 050 or go to www.savills.co.uk
INVESTORS AFTER MORE BUY-TO-LET
Over three quarters (76.8 per cent) of UK property investors are considering buying additional investment properties over the coming year, reveals a Assetz investor survey. Confidence in the UK buy-to-let market is robust, with investors highlighting strong rental demand as their main incentive for expanding their portfolios. This is followed by the attraction of high rental values.
NEW BRENTWOOD DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHED
The new Burntwood Square development in Brentwood has been launched. The first phase – now available for purchase – includes 27 refurbished one, two, three and four bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments. It is based in the former Highwoods Hospital buildings built in the early 1900s. Prices start at start at £225,000. Contact: Linden Homes on 0845 864 7210 or go to www.lindenhomes.co.uk
FIRST LUXURY DEVELOPMENT IN MAURITIUS
Mauritian property developers IOREC and FUEL have teamed up with luxury silver sculptor Patrick Mavros to launch Azuri, a new collection of luxury homes in Mauritius, which was launched on 4 October. Azuri comprises of 269 residences, the country’s first and only international school and a boutique hotel, set on a stunning 420 acre site. Prices at Azuri start at $500,000 and rise to $850,000.