Wed 01 Mar 2017
One of the things that sets the UK apart from many of its European counterparts is our tendency to name our homes. Wherever you go, you're bound to find a charming little cottage, dubbed something equally so.
If you could name your home anything, what would it be? What would capture its very essence best?
“I would call my current house ‘198 Miles South West’. The reason behind this, as the crow flies my house is exactly 198 miles south west from Polzeath beach in Cornwall.” Paul Barnes, Valuer at John German Estate Agents in Stafford.
We have quite a few houses for sale which have also been christened, here are some of our favourites & the fascinating stories behind their names:
The name of this beautiful home helped to inspire the title of George Eliot’s first novel; Adam Bede. The novel revolves around a love "rectangle" among beautiful but self-absorbed Hetty Sorrel; Captain Arthur Donnithorne, the young squire who seduces her; Adam Bede, her unacknowledged suitor; and Dinah Morris, Hetty's cousin, a fervent, virtuous and beautiful Methodist lay preacher.
George Eliot’s father and later her uncle, lived at Adam Bede House for many years, but it is her father Robert who it is believed George based her character Adam Bede on and his life in Hayslope (Ellastone).
This stunning Georgian townhouse in Uttoxeter, has been named after Mary Howitt the poet who wrote The Spider and The Fly in 1829.
With 5 acres of freshwater pools and grounds, it’s no mystery what inspired the name of this truly unique property in Cannock Chase.
"I visited a couple of Estate Agents in Uttoxeter and John German offered, what it seemed at the time, a better value package. And they certainly delivered as promised, in a very efficient, friendly and professional manner. The property needed to be sold quickly and auction was recommended. They were 'spot on' with their advice and guide price. The whole process was owned by John German, from showing people around, liaising with Solicitors, marketing etc, and they attended the actual auction. They provided regular updates along the way. The stress of selling the house was taken away and they provided all the support that was needed. A remarkable and very recommended Estate Agent."