About us

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County Rooms is run by two partners, both in marriage and in business, Miles Hackett and Pippa Hackett.

Miles completed a primary degree in Psychology and IT at University College Dublin in 1988. From there, he began work in IT as a self-employed consultant before then becoming a senior analyst in a number of financial institutions in the City of London.

Two years after arriving in London in 1988, he invested in his first property. Miles continued to invest in property and let it out throughout his career in IT.

Pippa completed a primary degree in Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1993 following two years of study in Interior Architecture at the South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education in Cardiff.

From there, she worked as a Teacher of Art and Design in Farnborough. She got on the first rung of the property ladder immediately after graduating and took a keen interest in developing her first property.

Pippa and Miles invested in their first property together in 2000 and have continued to invest and mage property together ever since.

Pippa went on to specialise in Garden Design and completed her Diploma at Merrist Wood in 2003. This prompted the setting up of Gordon Hackett Designs Ltd with Miles. While the business was in the early setup stages she utilised her teaching status and continued at Merrist Wood as a lecturer.

Gordon Hackett Designs Ltd soon became aware that the skills involved with designing gardens could be transferred to designing homes so the tagline quickly became 'transforming homes and gardens'. Having bought and designed a portfolio of properties Gordon Hackett Designs Ltd remains the design company working with the County Rooms Group Limited who specialise in multi-let property management services. The Group, as a whole, invest, manage, design and develop properties.

Miles is currently an accredited landlord, with the National Landlords Association. The County Rooms Group Limited are also members of The Property Redress Scheme.