How to take the stress out of moving house

Moving to a new home is widely recognised as one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever do. There’s so much to sort, pack, unpack and think about that there’s bound to be something important that gets forgotten. That’s why, to give you a hand and lessen the...

De Beauvoir residents reunited with sentimental family memorabilia

The Benyon Estate has reunited a family – whose members, over five generations, have been tenants of the Estate for around 100 years – with some hugely sentimental memorabilia after it was discovered during a refurbishment. Jean Burns, 86, a former...

The Haphazard Gardener: The Blessings of Trees

With the winter solstice and Christmas past us and the New Year welcomed in, I should be pouring over spring catalogues allowing my dreams to run riot. I should be contemplating the ever-lengthening days snugly curled up in my armchair at the window, pencilling...

Swift action for our feathered friends

Swift nesting season is approaching and the Benyon Estate has been working with Hackney Swifts Group to ensure that when the birds return from Africa in May to nest, they have a safe place to do so. The number of swifts in the UK has fallen by 50% in the past 20...

How to child-proof your rental home

Whether you are expecting a baby or your bundle of joy has just arrived, it is time to ensure your home is as safe for your child as it can be. Firstly, inspect the property to see if there are any issues that need to be reported to your landlord or estate agent. For...