City council - All about Portsmouth
Mortgages? Why not build your own home?
Self Build Mortgages Once you have found your land the next thing that you need is a flexible self build mortgage. There are now mortgages on the market that cater for self building. These mortgages allow you to borrow up to 95% of the land and the build costs. This type of mortgage releases money at the start of each stage of the build so therefore allows good cashflow during the build. So if you are building with a timber frame, the accelerator mortgage releases funds when you need to pay for the timber frame.
Portsmounth is often described as a hidden city, since from most vantage points on the edge of the parish, little of the village of North Boarhunt can be see as its buildings are screened by mature trees such as oaks, alders, and chestnuts. From Nelson's Monument, or anywhere along the top of Portsdown Hill, the view is one of tranquil pastures, fields and forests.
More like a village than a city
The lack of large housing estates, substantial housing or industrial development greatly contributes to the appeal of the village. However, the village also enjoys the proximity of large cities and their amenities without losing its strong rural identity and sense of community.
The rural setting also allows stunning views of the night skies. This is mainly due to the low level of light pollution thanks to the low population density and strong local resistance to the use of excessive street lighting.