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

Dock living

Once a rundown hinterland, Canary Wharf and Docklands is now the place to be, says Cheryl Markosky

Northern Exposure

Living north of the Thames is back in vogue, argues Cheryl Markosky


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

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.

The Wild Bunch

Everything’s coming up roses? Not anymore, as an increasing number of ‘Rusticarians’ favour a dishevelled array of flora attracting bees, birds and insects, instead of precisely laid out plantings.

Small is beautiful

As we grow older we’re more likely to want littler gardens, says Strutt & Parker’s latest research. According to the agent’s Housing Futures study, 20% of those over 65 polled contend that it’s crucial to have more manageable green spaces.

Climbing the walls

If you believe the adage that “a beautiful walled garden is a work of heart”, then you’ll be won over by these endearing enclosed spaces.


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….