Cheryl Markosky

Cheryl Markosky is a freelance journalist, specialising mainly in property. She writes regularly for MoveTo London and MoveTo Town & Country. Cheryl’s also contributed to a variety of titles over the past 17 years, including The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Country Life, Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, She and Living etc. Cheryl’s written two books for Location, Location, Location’s Phil Spencer and does corporate work for companies. She was born in Canada, and splits her time between London, Wiltshire and the Caribbean with her British golf, food and travel journalist husband, Peter Swain. Cheryl has two offspring, the eldest a theatre reviewer and editor, and the younger an advertising brand strategist.

Stories by Cheryl Markosky


What’s Special “Perfectly positioned in the heart of Surrey, Guildford and surrounding villages present a fine balance of urban and…

True Colours

Breathing Colour looks at how colour behaves, in a variety of media and conditions. “One major aspect is the changing…

Rock On

Think rocking chairs have had their day? Think again. Choose sleek modern design or jazz up a traditional number with…

’Tis the summer season

Picnics, barbeques and the traditional events of the English season are all great reasons to get outside and socialise. This summer, why not step away from the traditional jug of Pimms and try something new?

Fruity Lamb Koftas With Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Tired of the usual prepackaged fare? These lightly spiced, homemade koftas could be cooked on a grill outside or, if the weather’s against you, in the comfort of your kitchen.


What’s special An historic market town with a vibrant and varied High Street, independent antique and craft shops, and clothing…


What’s Special Entertainment at The Maltings, Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc, a monthly farmers’ market and thriving arts centre, Farnham Maltings….


More shared ownership property will be delivered over the next five years than the 6,000 units built in the entire 30-year history of the low-income housing product.

Stirling Work

Buying a home designed by a world-renowned architect is beyond the reach of most Londoners. So, fans of modern architecture will rejoice at the opportunity to buy one of two homes designed by the late Sir James Stirling – a British architect so legendary that the annual Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) prize is named after him – and James Gowan.