Home Stories: Queen Street

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9th May 2021

When I first moved to Stamford, 20 Queen Street was one of the first homes

Home Stories: Queen Street

When I first moved to Stamford, 20 Queen Street was one of the first homes I spotted and fell in
love with. I was completely obsessed; it’s dark and intriguing window frames and door caught my
eye initially. I’d find myself trying to get glimpses of the beautiful interiors inside as you could see
the pops of House of Hackney walls and a pretty good collection of eclectic furnishings dotted
throughout – it was clear that who ever was living there knew a thing or two about style. 

the prendergats

When I met the gorgeous Prendergasts who owned the home and was given the opportunity to help
them get their house “sale ready” I couldn’t have been more excited! Perfectly positioned in the
“Royal Quarter”, this home was always going to be filled with delight and surprise – to then go onto
selling their home for them at a price both the home and the family deserved.

Here they give us their top tips on why they chose to leave London (just like my family did) and
make the move to this dreamy little town.

1. What will you miss most about Stamford?

That smug feeling that you live in one of the prettiest places in the country! The drive into town past The George when you can see all the beautiful stone town will never not be breathtaking.

2. What is your favourite part about living in Stamford?

The community of families we have met. It’s such a perfect town to raise a family. It was the reason we moved there from London and it was the best decision we ever made. The pretty parks and meadows, the no car high street, the primary schools all make it a gorgeous place for a young family to move to.

3. What’s your top tip for someone moving here?

While the temptation might be to buy in the old part of town; the houses are undeniably beautiful but just a 5 minute walk out of town you get the town houses and the recreation ground and that’s where the families all live and the real community feeling is.

4. How was your experience with Vicky and Mr and Mrs Clarke?

Vicky helped us from start to finish. She came on board with us with renovation and styling advice. Vicky helped create the most beautiful pictures and dealt with every viewing and potential buyer so professionally. She guided us through and shielded us from all the stressful parts of the house buying and selling process. She is honest and that is so refreshing in this industry. We would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of selling in Stamford and Rutland.

5. So what’s next for The Prendergasts?

Well…we’ve gone onto buy a bungalow which is currently lacking a bit of love. We’re excited to turn this house into a home (The Ugly House Project name might not be so relevant then) and of course once we’ve enjoyed it and come to sell, the tables will be turned and we’ll be knocking on the Mr and Mrs Clarke door.

queen street

So excited to watch The Ugly House Project evolve into the amazing place I know you’ll turn it into! 

Vicky x

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