If you are moving to Kettering, you will want a letting agency that you can trust. Ashan Property is a family-run company committed to excellent standards of service for both landlords and tenants. While landlords receive a professional letting service at competitive rates, tenants can count on good quality properties with a 24 hour helpline for any issues that may arise.
Our customer service is one of the reasons why we have long standing tenants and landlords on our books. If you are looking for a letting agency in Kettering to settle in the town permanently, you will probably want to know more about the facilities in the town. Here is a brief run-down on the shops in the area so you know the best places to splash out for your new home.
As you put the finishing touches to your new house, it is well worth heading down the High Street for home accessories. Here, you can find the usual mix of high street stores including big chains, such as Marks & Spencer, Laura Ashley and Next, where you can buy soft furnishings and furniture to create the perfect home. Home Bargains and designer discount store TK Maxx at Newlands Shopping Centre, right in the middle of Kettering, sell top brands at discount prices, and both shops are well worth a look as you personalise your environment. For out of town shops, head to home furnishing shop Dunelm, at Stainer Retail Park, Northfield Avenue, where you can find everything from soft furnishings to kitchen equipment and bedding.
Once you have moved into your new home, you may find it needs the odd alteration, such as putting up shelves, installing blinds or constructing flatpack furniture. If you need tool kits, curtains, mirrors or storage, head to B&Q on the High Street for all the essentials. One important thing of note though, is that if you are thinking of carrying out any DIY work, contact the team at Ashan Property first to ask your landlord’s approval for any improvement work.
One of the first things you will want to do when you move in, is to stock your refrigerator and kitchen cupboards. All the usual supermarkets are represented in Kettering including Lidl, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tescos.
Out-of-town you can find farm shops selling fresh produce such as Glebe Farm Shop on Rothwell Road and Dovecote Buttery and Farm Shop. And, if you have pets, Pets at Home is the first port of call for your four legged friends.
Meanwhile, here are the main shopping areas in Kettering:
Newlands, which is based right in the middle of Kettering, is a reasonably sized indoor shopping centre with around 50 shops and restaurants, and 460 car parking spaces. Some major names are represented here including TKMaxx, The Body Shop, Holland & Barrett, Boots, Claires Accessories, O2, Carphone Warehouse, JD Sports, and Dorothy Perkins. A top tip is to apply for a loyalty card in advance to receive discounts at various local stores. In addition to the shops, events take place here in the school holidays including arts and crafts activities.
High Street Stores
Outside of Newlands Shopping Centre, Kettering has the usual mix of high street stores including big chains such as Marks & Spencer, Argos, B&Q, PC World, and Sports Direct. In addition, the town has various specialist shops including jewellers, a comic book store, a leather goods shop and outlets selling gifts.
Stores of Interest
Kettering has some interesting gems to be found such as Crazy Udder, a milkshake bar near Newlands Shopping Centre. Young and old can find delicious and unusual shakes here and there are always new flavours being brought out. Other interesting stores include The Shop on Gold Street, which sells old fashioned sweets and provides employment for pupils of the Wren Spinney Community Special School.
Meanwhile, the Crystal Barn, which is based outside Kettering, sells an array of different crystals and runs healing and therapy courses. It is open on Fridays and Saturdays, and other days by appointment.