Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from Hammond & Smith!
We blinked and it’s December! Where has this year gone? It certainly has been a very busy few months with lots of highlights to treasure.
From Alison’s feature on Channel 4’s Complaints Welcome, our official shop launch and coffee morning for Macmillan, to our Xmas Pop Up Shop, this first year of Hammond and Smith has been a blast!
We’ve loved continuing to write the next chapter of our business seeing it blossom and grow, meeting some wonderful new clients and families along the way.
If you know someone who is looking to buy, rent or sell, and is looking for something a bit different, with a first-class service, we’d love to help.
Helping someone with their property journey is what we do best!
A huge thank you to all our supporters, clients, and new friends, and we wish you all a Happy Christmas and a very special new year.
From the Hammond and Smith family!
Official Shop Launch
Friday 29 October saw us finally celebrate the official launch of our shop at 263 High Street Epping. We were delighted to share this special moment with some local businesses and new neighbours who have supported us on our journey. A great time was had by all, with some superb sushi by Yakimono rabata, Epping’s delicious Japanese restaurant.
Our Macmillan Coffee Morning
On 20 September we hosted our first Macmillan coffee morning and was blown away by the support. Along with receiving a delicious selection of homemade cakes, we met some amazing people throughout the day and raised over £380 for Macmillan Cancer. A huge thank you to everyone who came, made a cake, entered our raffle, and of course donated! We look forward to supporting Macmillan again next year.
National Tree Week
Did you know that for every completed house sale at Hammond and Smith we plant a tree?
By November this year we have supported The Tree Council with the planting of 20 new trees. We pledge to continue this commitment as we know how important it is to do our bit and give back to support the local environment.
To celebrate National Tree Week from 27 Nov – 5 Dec, we hosted a pop-up exhibition in our shop with stunning photos of the local area and forest by local resident and photographic enthusiast @dan_in_the_forest.
Xmas Pop-Up Shop!
To mark the run up to Christmas we were delighted to host our very first pop up shop with the fabulous Alice’s Wonders and Sandy Bay London.
Offering the most beautiful accessories including bags, scarfs and jewellery, Alice’s Wonders is based in the heart of Epping. If you missed our xmas shop event you can find them online at www.aliceswonders.co.uk The well-known fragrances of Sandy Bay London are exquisite and if you haven’t had the pleasure, you can also find them online at www.sandybaylondon.com
Happy xmas shopping! Raising money for The Dream Factory, we really enjoyed raising a glass with our loyal clients and new friends of Hammond & Smith. The event was a fantastic success supporting this truly wonderful charity who grant dreams to children and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and/or severe disabilities. A huge thank you and Merry Christmas to all who came and supported this great cause!
Say Hello and Support Local
Since our launch we’ve been supporting local businesses and community groups, featuring them on our facebook and instagram. One of our core values is championing our local community as we know it’s our local people that make our area a great place to live. If you are, or know of a great local business or community group to feature on our social media, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Yakimono Roba Restaurant.
Say hello to Gabriel from Yakimono robata restaurant the amazing new Japanese restaurant on Epping High Street. Sushi lovers, this is an absolute must visit!
Bank Holiday Giveaways!
As part of our bank holiday giveaways, we loved teaming up with Piccola Epping. This cherished local toy shop has been part of the fabric of Epping High Street for many years, and we could think of no one better to team up with for our December giveaway, giving away a £50 voucher to spend in the shop.
Hot Property – Stunning Sales!
Watery Lane Matching Green
Offer over £1,200,000
4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
Picture perfect, Watermans End House is a spectacular Grade II listed home located in Matching Green, Essex and set within 0.5 acres of luscious green landscape. Lovingly maintained and restored by the current owners, this home is beautifully balanced in every way. Matching Green is a delightful rural location, just a short drive to the nearby towns of Epping, Harlow, Ongar and Sawbridgeworth. With one of the largest village greens in Essex, this location has a lovely community feel, with its Chequers restaurant and bar well worth a visit for a drink and bite to eat. This breathtakingly gorgeous village would make for a fabulous place to call home.
Hot Property – Stunning Sales!
Brook Road, Epping
Offer over £800,000
5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
An impressively spacious semi-detached family home, this classic is a real gem. Within walking distance to the Epping’s London Underground Central Line, Brook Road is an enviable location. Close to Ivy Chimney Primary School, Epping Golf Course, the Merry Fiddlers pub; along with Epping Forest right on your doorstep – this home has lots to offer for a well-balanced family life.
Lets get to know a little bit more about our wonderful Lettings Manager…
What do you love most about your job?
Chatting to new people everyday. It’s great being able to help them get what they need whether a rental or sale.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Las Vegas. Would love to visit the shopping malls and of course the casinos!
What’s your favourite film?
Taken with Liam Neeson.
Tell us two things’ people may not know about you?
I am a big arsenal fan and love playing football in my own time. Part of my family are from the south side of Cyprus and we still go there to visit friends in Larnaca.
What would your superpower be and why?
To turn Alison’s volume down. 😉