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COOL FOLK IN A LOVELY BESPOKE MAGAZINE Please look after me - Sept/Oct 2015

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Editor’s Letter

“Dear Dorset, I promise to hold you close to my heart and encourage and promote your artisan nature because that is what makes you unique and wonderful. I promise to help grow your ambitions and nurture your enterprises because through this endeavour, I see your soul shine. I promise to help shoulder your challenges for there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together. I promise to be your partner in all things, whether in events or in social media, working for you and with you as part of a greater whole. Lastly, I promise you perfect love and perfect trust, and know that one magazine filled with you could never be enough. These are my sacred vows to you." nny

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6-7 Every cloud... 14-15 Cover Star... 22-23 A Bridge not too far... 26-27 English country garden. 34-35 Something for the weekend? 46-47 Witch one do you need? arkadia magazine


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The Quiet One...

The quiet one; the dreamer; the lover of light, the earth and oceans. To feel the sun on my face and the grass or sand between my toes. As a child I was happiest outside absorbing the wonderful sights, sounds and scents of nature. When not scampering across the Sussex Downs I was always to be found with a pencil or pen in hand... extensions of me, putting to paper what was bursting from my mind. I drew... and drew... and drew! My inspirations came from both the natural world and dark, magical realms of myth and fairy-tale, particularly the twisted, gnarled trees of Arthur Rackham. I wanted to be an illustrator when I grew up... nothing else... except maybe an archaeologist battling skeletons... but that's another story! Naturally, after school came art college. On the 'advice' of a tutor I didn't train in illustration but as a graphic designer. Then along came the good old 90s recession and redundancy took me out of the industry anyway! So where to go, what to do? My other childhood dream resurfaced and 6 months before Time Team first aired I began my career as an archaeologist. Didn't get to fight any sword wielding skeletons but did dig up a few... and I loved it! There I am merrily building a teaching and training career in the heritage Sector... Where I also got to draw... Then an accident changed everything... Not being able to use my hand was tough but not drawing was the worst part. So in the end I packed it away in a dusty little recess at the back of my mind and concentrated on getting through the next few soulless years. Until... Some good artist friends on social media gave me such kind support and words of encouragement that one day last Spring I finally picked up a pen and doodled... the first art for nearly 15 years! It hurt my arm but I stuck at it. Gradually I dared to venture into that dusty corner of my creative mind once more. All of those things I love came tumbling out onto paper... hares, flowers, fish, twisted trees, ancient stones... And there is so much more bursting to get out! Recently, I started my own Facebook page, Moongazey Art, which I'm happy to say is going really well. The first step toward my dream of becoming a full-time artist again... Only this time I won't listen to anyone arkadia who says I can't! magazine


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The building has disabled and pushchair access, and dogs are welcome on leads, with a bowl of water ready at the door! Henri, a skilled barber with over 25 years of experience, and an already wellestablished shop in Salisbury, has been overjoyed with the reception from the town: “We opened six weeks ago now and have been welcomed with gusto! We are very busy, and in light of that are looking for a barber to join the team. Sherborne is full of great characters and it brightens our day to hear the stories of each and every one. Also, we love that we have brought the building back to its earliest use as a barbershop.” Loretta runs the therapy rooms above the barbershop. Using only Neal's Yard Remedies products, the rooms are open for a wide range of services, from holistic to spiritual. Reflecting on the opening of the store, she said: “I have come home. Sherborne is my home town; I grew up and went to school here. I have always loved this bustling high street, so being able to open a business in this beautiful building is like a dream-come-true.”

56 Cheap St - Sherborne 01935 507 290. @thebarbersherbs The Sherborne Barber and The Sherborne Rooms have recently opened on Cheap Street in Sherborne, owned by husband and wife team, Henri and Loretta Lupi-Lawrence. The barbershop works on a no-appointment basis; walk in and relax in the cinema chairs whilst reading the newspaper or local magazine, watch rolling news on the television, have some freshly-brewed Italian coffee (a sentimental nod to Loretta's Italian heritage) or use the free Wi-Fi on offer.

The rooms are designed for therapists to walk in and start work without the hassle of setting up. We are aiming to have a full spectrum of treatments available to customers, from the Alexander technique to generalised massage, and from acupuncture to talking therapy. You can also come in and order your Neal's Yard Remedies products here, and soon we will be holding workshops with the products in the evenings.” Both are extremely pleased to have things up and running after a long period of preparation, and are deeply grateful to the town for being so welcoming and helping them settle in.


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To arrange an appointment to start planning your big day, please contact Chewton Glen’s wedding coordinator Melanie Lockhart on: Tel: 01425 275341, or email MLockhart@chewtonglen.com


Chewton Glen is a beautiful Hampshire wedding venue which provides the ideal country house setting for your special day. This award-winning 5 Red Star hotel is recognised as one of the finest luxury wedding venues in Hampshire, and is superbly located within the stunning New Forest countryside. The venue can accommodate up to 140 guests for a wedding banquet and 200 for a wedding ceremony or drinks reception. Wedding vows can be taken within the intimacy and comfort of one of the private lounges or outside in the Walled Garden. Whether you require a bespoke service from your wedding venue, or an inclusive option, you can be sure of the best traditions of service, from the initial enquiry through to the happy day itself. Chewton Glen also has a number of luxury pre-wedding pamper packages in the spa to help calm your nerves and prepare you and your bridal party before the big day.

to the exact requirements of each individual couple and can include the following elements: private room hire; pre-reception drinks; three-course wedding breakfast including wine, coffee and truffles; rose champagne for the toast; floral arrangements; string quartet; wedding cake; services of a professional toastmaster. If it is all too magical, and the Bride and Groom do not want to leave their perfect party, then Chewton Glen have a range of romantic rooms and suites available for honeymoon nights. Each of the bedrooms and suites are individually decorated and designed. The sumptuous combination of antique furnishings with modern and traditional textiles, creates a scene of timeless elegance and comfort. Most accommodation at Chewton Glen has a terrace, balcony or private garden. As you would expect in a world class luxury hotel, each room is equipped to the highest standard to help make your stay a wonderful, relaxing experience.

Professional advice and recommendations are offered at every stage of the wedding planning process by experienced wedding coordinators, from initial viewing of the hotel and its wedding facilities through to the hotel's extensive directory of highly recommended suppliers who will assist to ensure your dream day is just as you imagined.

The Treehouses, hidden in the grounds of Chewton Glen in a tranquil wooded valley, offer a unique wedding location. Secluded and peaceful, they are a short stroll or buggy ride from the main hotel and are the perfect setting for an intimate wedding ceremony. Cocktails on the decking, a romantic dinner for two or stargazing from your hot tub are just some of the magical elements that will make your Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies day unforgettable. at Chewton Glen are something of a specialty thanks to almost 50 years’ Turning dreams into a reality, the Walled experience of hosting and coordinating the Garden provides a country garden setting finest of weddings. From small intimate for a stunning wedding day. Amble gatherings, with just a few close friends, along the pathways; this setting offers to grand weddings with guests by the an abundance of gorgeous backdrops. hundreds, Chewton Glen is the perfect The amazing aromas of lavender and location for the wedding celebrations. an array of herbs make this a truly magical haven for any soon to be newlyweds. This Licensed to hold civil marriage vine covered alfresco space is a stunning ceremonies within the hotel and location for a drinks reception, as well as a grounds, Chewton Glen is able to special place to say 'I do'. offer a range of different locations including the elegant Lake Suite, the If the wedding packages do not meet delightful Morning Room, the Walled your every need and you would like Kitchen Garden, the Summer House or to create your own dream day, then in an informal pavilion overlooking the Chewton Glen can help you make this Water Gardens and parkland as well come true. Chewton Glen’s Wedding as the Tree-houses. Everything can be Coordinator will tailor make your wedding arranged by the Chewton Glen team, from day and ensure everything is covered from the logistics of the wedding ceremony start to finish. And the icing on the cake and transport, to make-up and styling for is that Chewton Glen can be 'Exclusively the bridal party, selection of flowers and Yours' for the most magnificent wedbouquets, wedding cake, music and even ding, and guarantees total privacy of the presents for the bridesmaids. main hotel, lounges, bar and the Dining Room. Chewton glen will work with you With a range of imaginative and on a personal basis to help you create the flexible wedding packages, every perfect wedding. wedding at Chewton Glen is tailored arkadia magazine


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Those in the know may guess the Dorset based tailor behind the designs, and this time he has pushed the boundaries even further. This fun, alternative country clothing label stands out from the crowd using traditional and practical cloths of the countryside including moleskin, tweed, canvas and hessian in a new, innovative way. What was wrong is now right, with the designers incorporating materials such as various leathers, fur and metalwork.

These guys have ripped up the rulebook. Countryside clothing is boring – countryside people are not! The Dorset based fashionistas boast of providing an innovative tweak to traditional styles that have long served the ‘country set’ and are breaking down the barriers with their ‘make a statement; steal the style’ campaign. The ethos behind each garment is passionately endorsed by Countryside Criminal’s co-founder Janey Jackdaw who enthuses: “Each individually made garment is sequentially numbered, offering bespoke haute couture with a traceable record. We like to call it the ‘Countryside Criminal number’.

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Loosely based on the old fashioned and now romanticised rogues such as the poacher, the smuggler, the forger, the burglar, the highwayman and the like, Countryside Criminal is rapidly creating a growing range of garments enabling a ‘stand and deliver’ approach to preserving the traditions of the countryside. Their tongue-incheek satire is not lost on their T-shirt range which features statements such as “Warning… more issues than the Horse and Hound” and “Save a horse, ride a Huntsman” alongside their best-selling “Smuggler” and “Poacher” tees. Each bespoke Smuggler Long Coat, Distraction Coat, Pincher Coat, Indecisive Jacket, Cat Burglar Gilet, flat cap or skirt embraces the character that everyone wants from the countryside – defiance, passion, determination and diversification are all catered for. Whether you hold a rod, gun, bow, crook, crop or chopper in your hand, Countryside Criminal believes deep down everyone is cut from the same cloth, but stitched in a slightly different way. Countryside Criminal is born.


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graduated from Bath College of Higher Education in 1994 with a BA Hons Degree in 3D Design. I started to draw again in August 2014, following a break of around 20 years, after joining a drawing group that responds to a daily drawing prompt. This has encouraged me to develop my passion and enthusiasm for drawing.

Over the last year I have developed a fluid and relaxed style that works for me and my thought processes. I am inspired by prompts, words and current issues, and I like to incorporate humorous aspects to my work. I draw in pen and ink with the addition of watercolour, and use words, phrases or lyrics within some of my drawings to give them an ‘edge’. I have a keen interest in British wildlife and birds, and these drawings are about to be applied to fine bone china mugs in collaboration with Chown China. These will be launched and available in the very near future. Original drawings can also be found in L’Artisha Gallery, Swanage High Street, Dorset and at Cocoon, High Street, Honiton, Devon. My works can also be seen at Exeter Inside/Outside Market, The Quay, Exeter. Forthcoming dates: 4th October and 28th, 29th November. If you are in the area please come and say hello.

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Momma Nature Kris Dutson

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After the last few months of rain, heatwaves, summer nights and full blue moons, it is only right and only proper that we salute this incredible and magnificent county, so we’ve taken a little look back over the spectacular summer skies that Mother Nature has kindly offered us. We have seen electrical storms that personally I haven't witnessed for a good 30 years, sunsets that can bring you to tears, rainbows that have blown our minds and heavenly scenery to make you realise this is the most amazing part of the world to live in, visit and take home in your heart. What a truly beautiful little county, come rain or shine. We're loving this part of the coastline more with every passing year so here’s to you Dorset, long may you rain...

Donna Challinor

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Dan BeeThe illustration machine Dan Bee is an illustrator and designer currently living in Winchester. His wide range of clients includes British fashion designer Paul Smith and American skateboard company Boardpusher. Dan’s approach, inspired by dystopian fiction and his own observations of the relationships between people and technology, explores colour, shape and form through digital illustration techniques. As a student studying contemporary illustration, he was initially wary of the seductiveness of design software and worked primarily by hand. As his experience grew, however, he realised that whether an illustration was created with a pencil or a mouse, the potency of the idea and the harmony of composition, colour and form were the essence of a successful work of art, and not the tools by which the work was created. Dan’s initial reluctance to take what he saw as the easy route to creating images has established his disciplined approach to the creative. The realisation that time could be saved by working digitally meant that his ideas could extend way beyond his initial concept and allow an attention to detail that would otherwise be unrealistic. Even so, some of his pieces take months to perfect. Dan is a graphic designer by day, and an illustrator by night. From his Winchester studio he works, initially by hand and then digitally, on a variety of commercial and self-initiated projects. Although varied, Dan’s work has an unmistakable preference for order and balance. This is evident just from stepping into his studio, which acts as a platform for his thought process – rules of symmetry, alignment and balance are evident everywhere from the pictures on the walls to the stationery on his desk. “I take great satisfaction in knowing that, aesthetically, things are as they should be.” This became a hindrance in his early practice, as producing artwork by hand meant accepting the inconsistencies and imperfections in his work. Working with Photoshop and Illustrator software allows him to indulge his perfectionist attitude and he quickly developed his distinctive graphic style which reflects the capacity for adaptation and development that the approach allows. Dan’s illustrations are highly conceptual. The content varies, but the subject matter almost always relates to people and the way they interact with each other, their surroundings and the technology that is fast becoming just as important. In a time where personal technology has surpassed the role of accessory to become an extension of ourselves, artists like Dan need no longer seek inspiration from the dystopian novels of the past, but simply observe the everyday around them as we become more entwined with our digital self.

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What a Character... We learn more about the art of caricatures, pub signs, and Disney! - images and story -wayne savage! From a very young age, I have been fascinated by all kinds of artwork. I was fortunate to have a very artistic mother, who would sit for hours, drawing with myself and my sister when we were young, using paper brought home by my father from the printing company where he worked. I loved doodling and drawing cartoons, influenced and inspired by Disney and Hanna-Barbera cartoons on TV that I would record, pause and then copy down onto paper, as accurately as I could. This was a daily ritual – as soon as I got home from school I would draw. I never thought I would end up drawing for a living, because I actually wanted to be a sign writer – something I also do professionally. I have always had a passion for typography and calligraphy, and this is something else I enjoy doing… EVERY day! Endless practice eventually led to my ‘main’ job as a pub sign writer and chalkboard artist. I produce signs, menus and artwork for pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés, and even easel sign commissions for weddings and special occasions. I regularly work for free houses in the area and for Marston’s brewery, travelling all over the south of England. During the summer I work most weekends, entertaining wedding guests by drawing caricature portraits of them, to take home as a memento of their day. Previously a forklift truck driver, my caricature career started in 2009 and I started attending trade shows, fêtes and fairs and drawing at weddings. In 2011, I was fortunate enough to get an apprenticeship drawing caricatures at Alton Towers – an amazing experience which opened many doors. I lived in Staffordshire while I worked there, and would drive the long journey home as often as possible to spend time with my little boy. Since then, things have gone from strength to strength and I feel very proud of what I have accomplished in the past six years. arkadia magazine

Many times I felt like throwing in the towel, but I’d put too much work in to give it up. My job now takes me to conventions and festivals all over the UK, Europe and the USA. Drawing caricatures at events, and having a young son (a keen artist himself), led me to teaching interactive children’s cartoon workshops at schools, libraries and parties. I really enjoy showing children the easy approach to drawing cartoons and the feedback I have received from schools has been fantastic. I feel very honoured each time I am asked to go back! My goal for the future? Just keep doing what I am doing… and carry on enjoying it! Check me out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/crazycartoonsandcaricatures www.facebook.com/waynesavagesigns www.thepubscrawlerchalkboardartist www.facebook.com/waynescoolcartoonworkshops


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BridgeHouse Hotel 3 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3AY 01308 862200

Bridge House Beaminster BridgeHouse has its origins in the 13th century as a former priests' house. It's now one of Dorset's premier, luxury hotels having won Dorset Tourism Hotel of the Year in 2013/14 and with its restaurant – The Beaminster Brasserie – renowned as one of the county's best (AA 2 Rosette, Taste of the West Gold, Michelin Restaurant Guide) under the leadership of Michelin trained Head Chef, Steve Pielesz.

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The style is quality, the ambience is relaxed and the clientele find the eclectic decor – a mix of traditional and modern touches – wonderfully informal. The trick has been to balance the new contemporary style without the loss of the building's inherent character. All 13 bedrooms are individually styled with comfort in mind. The hotel has always been at the heart of Beaminster life and a natural destination for any special occasion. There's a choice of dining areas from the Georgian panelled main dining room with its crisp white linen, to the conservatory and terrace dining beneath a giant 'Gazova' overlooking the walled garden.

Couples can enjoy their civil ceremony and reception by exclusively hiring the entire building and its staff. The BridgeHouse was recently chosen as Editor's Choice by the Good Hotel Guide as a wedding venue, and more recently listed as one of MSN On-Line's Top Ten Wedding Venues in England and Ireland. At the end of the day, it's a very simple offer... An amazing building steeped in history, wonderful food that can be tailored to any taste or budget, and great service.. The hotel also happens to be in a great location - increasingly trendy Beaminster, in the heart of Hardy country and only ten minutes from the Jurassic Coast.

In recent times the hotel has also become a favourite for those wanting to celebrate their civil wedding or partnership by taking over the building for a private celebration.

Images - Jodie Whyte

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Planned to perfection. My name is Shaun Jacobs and I have been taking landscape pictures of Dorset and other areas of the south coast for about three years. I got into photography really by accident. I needed a hobby so I tried to learn the guitar, but after a couple of lessons my tutor basically told me I was useless and should try something else. After a little thought I decided to take up photography and soon came to enjoy landscape photos. To me, nothing is better in life than being sat on a beach with your dog, first thing in the morning waiting for the sun to emerge and deliver a spectacular sunrise. It beats being stuck behind a desk for eight hours a day. My first camera was a Nikon D600. I used this to take the first image I was really proud of – Corfe Castle above, surrounded by mist. I then moved on to a Nikon D800 and use this for most of my day shots. I also use a Nikon D3S for night photography. When taking images I try to bring in a different perspective from those I have seen before and try to make the subject the main focus. I nearly always try to take images without people as I like the image to be about the beauty of the landscape, which can be very difficult when you arrive at a location only to be met by twenty other togs all wanting the same image (namely Durdle Door on some mornings).


www.facebook.com/shaunjacobsphotography.co.uk. Tel. 07712630003. I edit my images in Light Room initially then move to Photoshop to remove the little imperfections and ensure that the shot is straight. When I first started taking images I was over keen with the editing and probably pushed this too much. However, I have sold some images that I thought were over processed, so you never know what people do and do not like. I think, as a photographer, you need not worry what others like or do not like but simply try and replicate what is already a beautiful place. Thankfully, being surrounded by the Dorset coast we are lucky as the landscape continually offers wonderful opportunities to photograph. After three years of taking pictures I have learnt the hard way, to check the weather, tide times and camera batteries. I have woken up at 3am on many occasions to make a sunrise, only to get to the location and be met by fog, low cloud and the obligatory rain. However, those mornings when everything comes together easily make up for the days when you don’t get the shot you had planned.


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ranborne Garden Centre, set in the picturesque former walled garden of Cranborne Manor, has announced its schedule of events for autumn 2015.

The Garden Centre, Café and Shop is much more than your traditional retail garden centre with a wide range of original stock, beautiful homewares and a traditional menu in the Café with a modern gourmet twist. We have now also opened a Vintage Barn which has a delightful selection of interesting homewares, furniture and gift items. Key events for this autumn include the monthly Farmers’ Market which takes place on the last Saturday of each month – upcoming dates include: Sat 26th Sept, Sat 31st Oct and Sat 28th Nov. As well as the Farmers’ Market with delicious local produce we also have our Set Menu Suppers where we invite guests to join us in the evening for a gourmet 3 course meal. Places are very limited and reservations must be made: 01725 517 258 £24pp – bring your own wine. Menus can be seen online here at www.cranbornegardencentre.co.uk and upcoming dates include: Fri 11th Sept, Fri 9th Oct and Fri 6th Nov. Events in the Café don’t end with our Set Menu Suppers we also have a schedule of Gardening Talks to take place in evenings and mornings. The talks are presented by a range of experts and leaders in the world of horticulture and gardening. The Gardening Talks include lectures by 'Jenny Noscoe (garden designer) -Behind the scenes at Chelsea, Luzia Barclay - Growing Herbs for Health, and Diana Guy - Making the Most of Your Garden. For a full list of talks visit our website: www.cranbornegardencentre.co.uk Finally, we continue our Creative Workshops with The Appleloft, the chance to learn new skills in crafts and create beautiful objects to take home. 'We also now have art & craft workshops such as ‘Floral Felt Making’ and ‘Floribunda – Painting Flowers in Watercolour’. For full information please visit our website. Workshops include all materials, tea, coffee and homemade cake and a two course lunch. Spaces are limited and again booking is required: 01725 517 248. Cranborne Garden Centre is a hub of inspiration for all those with an interest in gardening, horticulture, crafts and food. With experts on hand within the Garden Centre and visiting lecturers and experts we hope to provide a unique experience for our visitors. For full information on the events at Cranborne Garden Centre please see the website www.cranbornegardencentre.co.uk or call 01725 517 248.


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rt has always played a major role from as early as I can recall. I’ve grown up in Dorset where we have an abundance of beauty and nature around us with the forest and coast.

I got interested in portraiture very early on and this is the path I’ve been on for a few years now. I prefer to draw from a live sitting rather than from a photograph, or at the very least to meet the person, as I get something more than a physical resemblance from this and that’s what I’m trying to bring alive in the portrait. I work with pastels, chalk, oils, acrylics occasionally and, quite often, graphite. I’m on my third summer of travelling with my easel, offering quick portraits at fairs and festivals. It’s a different kind of pressure to the commission work I do from home and I think it’s something every budding artist should try. You have to think quickly and be assertive in everything you put on the paper, especially when you get a wriggler in the seat! Mural painting is also becoming a big passion for me. Transforming a space into anything imaginable is my idea of fun! It can also be challenging, especially when the design is directed by a four or five year-old, which has happened on a few occasions.

words - images - Debbie Pike debbiejanepike@gmail.com call on 07966 329 347

The most recent job was at Foxes Moon residential home and this was such an amazing opportunity. By day two the residents were already taking notice and talking about the scenery that I was painting, which happened to be Corfe Castle. Seeing the process from design to the end of the job is always interesting but to see the residents lighting up at the sight of their new mural was very touching.


ALICE IN

WEDDINGLAND After a childhood playing Alice in Wonderland in Dorset's local theme park, we catch up with Simone Randall and her fiancé Jamie Coe, to talk about the feelings of anticipation you get knowing the build up to your wedding is coming. As we've got a wedding themed mag, this is a love story that is happening all over Dorset – in one way or another. A mutual understanding is needed, compassion is shown, and a day of love and fun followed by a lifetime of laughter is what we hope for. As readers of the mag, we hope you too can appreciate the time for this lovely couple. Alice in Weddingland – good luck from us all at Arkadia - we hope you have an a'maze'ing day xx


The Proposal We’d been together a little over three years and I literally didn’t have a clue that Jamie was about to propose. We were on the eighteenth hole of ‘Blackbeard’s Pirate Cove’ crazy golf course in Orlando, Florida when he got down on one knee and said the words: “Will you marry me?” My answer was, of course, “Yes.” I couldn’t wait to get home to tell all my family and friends. About us “He is Jamie, a 25 year-old gorgeous, funny, generous and kind guy. I knew he was ‘the one’ from the moment I saw him across the garden for the first time four years ago. He was my neighbour and I never even knew he lived opposite. He is a plumber and has been ever since leaving school. I literally can’t wait to marry him and, now it’s all becoming more real, I’m feeling excited and can’t wait to get everything in place. I used to love the book Alice in Wonderland and luckily I got to play Alice at the Park in Christchurch, when I was 16 for four years. She got her fairy tale and this is mine.” “She is Simone, a 29 year-old blonde-haired, blue eyed gorgeous lady who I smiled at from across the road four years ago. I prepared myself for the proposal about two months before, when I told her I was at work, but was actually out buying the ring. When it came to me proposing, it came out all wrong. My plan was to put the ring in the eighteenth hole but came to realise that this was not possible so I just got down on one knee and blurted out “Will you marry me?” I am now very nervous about the big day, especially the speech. Hopefully my boys will be there to help me out.” The Bridesmaids So, I have decided to have eleven; yes, eleven bridesmaids. If you’re going to get married then you may as well do it in style and with the people you love. I have chosen one colour dress with two different styles to hopefully suit all the girls. The Ceremony We will be getting married in the garden, by a local celebrant from the New Forest, and we will walk down the aisle through a meadow full of flowers. All our friends and family,

along with the best man, seven ushers and eleven bridesmaids will be there to watch us take our vows.The Reception We are having an ‘English country’ theme with a sort of festival vibe and we are hoping to use lots of local businesses to create our day, including caterers, photographers, florists, the marquee, DJs and music. This is all being held at my parents’ house in Ringwood. I feel that it is the perfect place as it has been our family home for 17 years. My parents got married here 15 years ago and if our wedding is anything like theirs, then it will be amazing. The Details As a bride, getting married in a year’s time is very daunting. It’s all very new so I’m not really sure where to start. I’m positive that with Jamie and my Mum and Dad’s help it will all get organised, but sometimes I just wish I could click my fingers and it would all be done. Roll on the stag and hen parties abroad, where we can party and enjoy a break before the big day!

'I was always the bridesmaid and never the bride...

11 times!'


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Hidden Aspects As a young Dorset dwelling artist, Fred spends much of his time lost in a world of minuscule patterns, on what seems like an endless white canvas. It is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when a painting is eventually complete. His inspiration was fuelled by studying surrealism and the old masters at university but it was nature that ultimately showed him how infinite art can be and how reality cannot always be put into words. Fred is one of the most intriguing artists I know. He spins out an intricate and delicate intertwining weft of insight, endeavouring to reveal the mystical side of the natural world and capture some of the many weird and wonderful forms of life. His work often plays with many dream-like settings and hidden creatures. The themes of death and transcendence weave throughout his artworks, and he talks of keeping the paintings open enough that viewers can put some of themselves into the work and experience their own interpretation. When he is engrossed in making a painting, he is entirely focused on it. Time flies and all other thoughts leave his head. Quite often he will hang a work in progress on the wall and look at it for up to a week until it speaks to him about what should be done next. He uses several different mediums but happens to favour acrylic at this particular point in time. It works well for him because of its fastdrying properties and this translates into working with more versatility and freedom, with less preoccupation with technical issues. When he’s not in the studio you might find him outside, welding up bits of metal into fire pits and ornate braziers. In the last couple of years, I have also seen him build several revolving clockwork sculptures, using bits and pieces of taxidermy and decorated animal skulls. He once mentioned that he was building a very medieval looking chandelier, adorned with badger and fox skulls which he found in the woods, but I have yet to see this. Fred is still exploring different ways of creating original sculptures and paintings. In doing so, he will endeavour to include many hidden aspects of the natural world in all its diverse splendour.

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Tiers from Heaven.

Hi, let me introduce myself to you. My name is Verity, I come from the beautiful town of Weymouth and I would love to tell you a little about myself and just how Verity's Creative Cakes came about. I'm quite an arty person. Even from an early age, you would always find me happily drawing away – so much so, I had the joy of winning a huge art competition which was a massive deal for a young girl of only 8 years old. I never thought for one moment though that my artistic talents would end up cake related! Then just over three years ago I decided to make my mother a birthday cake as I had seen such beautiful cakes on the internet and thought I would give it a go. Well, not only did Mother love her cake but so did everyone else it seems. I was a delivery driver at the time and my idea of heaven was anything to do with cars, so decorating a cake couldn't have been more different! But with so many requests of “Could you make me a cake?” I decided on a career change, gave up my job, got myself registered and certified with our local council and Verity’s Creative Cakes was born.

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There seemed to be so many cake bakers out there, but I had the help of my amazing mother who had taught me to bake using tried and tested family recipes. Her mottoes were: “It should taste as good as it looks”, “Never go for quantity over quality” and “If you're going to do it – do it right!” She saw a niche in the market for quality bespoke cakes – she was so right, but neither of us ever dreamed the business would take off as quickly as it did. So much has happened in the past three years that even I had to pinch myself when I met Jean Christophe Novelli, after winning first prize with my carved unicorn cake. He was so impressed that he even bought the cake himself! I've gone from that first cake to being a selfemployed cake decorator, becoming very well known for my carved cakes and doing bespoke wedding cakes. Whether it's a naked wedding cake, traditional design or bespoke to your theme, my aim is to make your dream cake a reality.poke to your theme - my aim is to make your dream cake a reality.

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Now with a healthy order book, with orders going as far as 2017, it’s the best job ever – and it's all thanks to my Mum xx


Photographic Competiton £1000.00 First Prize Capture the beauty of Sculpture by the Lakes to win £1000 and have your work published in Arkadia Magazine. Professionals and amateurs alike are encouraged to submit their photos of the park between 1 January and 30 September (the photos must be taken within this date). You are invited to visit and take your inspiration from a subject that interests you, be that the gardens, sculptures, wildlife, flora or landscape- it’s your choice! For details on visiting Sculpture by the Lakes please go to www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk Submissions.

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Closing date is 30th September 2015 Any photographs taken at Sculpture by the Lakes during 2015 are eligible – it can be the gardens, sculpture, wildlife, flora, landscape Each entrant can submit up to four photographs There is a first prize of £1,000.00 A second prize of £250.00 The winners and runners up will be published in the November/December 2015 issue of Arkadia Magazine The competition is open to professionals and amateurs The photographs must be taken during 2015 By entering the competition you are accepting these rules.

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Chantelle Sophia

For as long as I can remember I have been designing dresses. I am one of the lucky few that struggle to sleep so I often keep a sketchbook by my bed; the best designs often come to me just as I start to drift off! During A-Levels I knew that I wanted to make beautiful clothes, though spending chemistry lessons doodling probably wasn’t the best idea. However, my drive to sew paid off as during this time I won a New Look design contest with a futuristic light-up cat suit. Post A-Levels I studied a Fashion Foundation Degree at Bournemouth Arts University, learning a great deal about pattern cutting and advanced sewing techniques. From this, I enrolled onto a BA (Hons) Costume degree, at the same university, where I learned historical sewing skills and bespoke pattern drafting. I am grateful that I have had the chance to blend these two schools of dressmaking together to create bespoke wedding dresses, though occasionally I still indulge my more eccentric designs and organise unusual photo shoots for them! One of these, an eyecatching red lace wedding gown with matching flower girl dress and shoes, recently won me another design competition held by Bridal Fabrics UK. Some of you may be wondering how the bespoke wedding dress service works. Basically, it all starts with you. I’ll sit down with a client to arkadia magazine come up with their perfect design. From this I

source the ideal fabric and couture lace from a choice of hundreds. I then adopt the traditional method of drafting a paper pattern to your exact measurements before sewing a mock-up dress in calico to check you’re happy with your design. Using your mock-up, we can tweak the design and check the fit. I’ve even had brides make fairly drastic changes at this stage! I then order the fabrics, create the final dress and hold further bookings to ensure a perfect fit. All fittings are at my home studio for a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. This enables my brides to bring friends and family along for the journey. I’ve even had past customers pop by for a cup of tea to show me their photo album! In all, the reason I do this is to make every bride I work with feel amazing on their wedding day, and playing a part in that is hugely rewarding.


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I am one of the lucky few that struggle to sleep so I often keep a sketchbook by my bed

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"On your big day, you will feel special. You will have “THE dress”; you will have “THE flowers”; you will have your friends and family around you and you will be the focus of the day. What could make your day even better? The most stunning pieces of unique exquisite jewellery that has been made exclusively for you. Made by hand, in your choice of colours, in Swarovski® Crystals and Swarovski® Pearls. To make “your” day special for all the ladies on the day, ie Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom etc, they can also have unique jewellery, using the same colour scheme, to compliment your jewellery." Come and talk with us at Bozley Crafts Jewellery, you will find us in the Courtyard Craft Centre, Lytchett Minster, where you can see some of the designs we have created and, with your input, we can be inspired to create your unique suite of jewellery."


TO THE LIGHT, AND BEYOND THE SEA..


They say good things come in small packages and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Ad Lucem!

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his charming little shop is a real hidden gem at The Town Mill – part of the Lyme Regis artisan quarter – and showcases a contemporary jewellery collection by designer-maker, Lucy Campbell.

Lucy’s jewellery is elegant and beautiful; delicate, circular forms are a recurrent theme, with shells, fossils and other seashore textures appearing throughout her collection. The shop is Lucy’s working studio where you can see her at work whilst browsing her range of sparkling and original jewellery. Lucy gained her degree in 2005, having studied silversmithing and metalwork at Camberwell College of Arts in London and now works as a full time silversmith and jeweller. “I have always drawn inspiration from the sea and beach,” explains Lucy. “I like to spend time wandering around local beaches, taking photos and collecting objects. Back in my workshop, I try to capture the patterns and textures I’ve seen and translate these into metal, primarily working in silver but sometimes in gold too. During the quieter months, I love to play around with new designs and new techniques. I continue to learn as I go. Despite pressured times during high season and when meeting deadlines, I do really love my job and look forward to coming to work – how many people can say that?” Two of Lucy’s most notable collections are ‘Sea Bubbles’ and ‘The Reef’. “The Sea Bubbles collection was inspired by the foam found at the water’s edge when waves break on the shore. I took close-up photos of the foam to study the random, yet beautiful way that the bubbles arrange themselves. This collection involves extensive use of soldering techniques to create a delicate latticework of circles, which are formed into different shapes. My more recent ‘Reef’ collection was inspired by the way in which shoals of fish move, and how light plays in deep water. This collection depicts shoals of silver fish and coral style shapes. Each fish is curved and has a textured finish which creates movement, as if the fish are swimming, and the coral shapes are highlighted with semi-precious gemstones.” Lucy’s shop, ‘Ad Lucem’ (‘to the light’ in Latin), is also home to some wonderful handmade art and craft by local artists, with beautiful metalwork by Simon Connett, unique textiles by Sam Fowler Johnson and colourful original paintings and prints by Pat Campbell. This dinky shop is quirky and quaint; there is no other place quite like it. If you are looking for something original and beautiful, or just want to watch an artisan in action, drop in and take a peek. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, with extended opening hours during high season. Miller's Parlour, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU. Tel. 07817 230973.

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Black, white or plain old traditional?

YES I am a witch, I am neither white, nor black, good nor evil, I am a hereditary traditional, which dates back generations. I am true to my path. Do I work with dark, negative, destructive energy? I sure do! Do I work with light, positive, healing energy? Absolutely I do!

This doesn’t make me bad, it makes me a realist. I deal with bad people and good people on a daily basis, I also deal with bad spirits and good spirits on a daily basis and that is my life’s calling and what I am meant to be on this earth for - to help maintain and restore balance of energy.

What most people don’t understand is that if you work in the “light” you must also work with the dark to ensure there is a balance. You cannot go along your path pretending the dark doesn’t exist – it does, in everyone and everything. It is necessary for the energy to flow, without it, nothing would exist.

I am not afraid of the dark but I also won’t utilise it for my own purposes to seek revenge and nor for financial gain as many who have been seduced by the dark have succumbed to it and paid a high price, the notorious Aleister Crowley, for example, paid with his sanity and subsequent death. HOWEVER, the energy is still there, around all of us, to enhance our life and can be used for protection by manifesting your intent.

The new age concept is “harm none”, “send love and light to those that hurt you”. I don’t necessarily agree. I promise you, I would never send rainbows and buttercups to an individual who actively destroys or harms others in any form for their own gain, especially towards family or those dear to our hearts. Why would I? Why would anyone? Instead, I would be sure to wave a big red flag to the universe with a huge arrow that individual saying “KARMIC CHECK”. It usually works a treat.

Part of my work involves literally “pulling out” entities that have latched onto innocent people. Having an attachment is similar to being “possessed” in media terms. An attachment changes that person’s whole demeanor into someone who becomes angry, paranoid, having addictive tendencies and sometimes becoming suicidal. Not all the entities I extract out of people are human either... and half the time these entities follow me home – but that is another story for a rainy day!

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When I am dealing with something more sinister I have to face it head on and never be afraid. Fear is your biggest enemy when dealing with intimidating spiritual energies. Some people ask me, “How do you know if someone has an attachment ?”. Well plain and simple, I can SMELL IT - usually around that person’s aura. The vile, putrid stench of rotting flesh and maggots, or the smell of raw sewage is sometimes so overwhelming it lingers and teases my gag reflexes. These are the most common aromas to detect a negative attachment. Not all smells mean that an attachment is evil but usually a sudden certain smell that appears from nowhere usually means that a spirit is present, whether attached to a person or not. At the end of the day, I let the Universe decide a person’s or a spirits fate. I may call the energy down to deal with something physical or spiritual but long are the days when I am prepared to take on another person’s karma for revenge. That is not what life is about – we all have karma and we will all be dealt our cards appropriately. In saying that if someone is perpetually out to destroy you or harm you, and is affecting your life, then I have no qualms to bind that person – it doesn’t harm them back but it will certainly stop them from doing any further harm to you. Balance is the key and the Universe will ensure that it is maintained, if not in this life, then most probably in the next, with perhaps a little help with someone like me. We must understand and realise that it “Only Takes One Kind Man to Let Evil Succeed” and remember it is our Universal or God given right to protect ourselves. Energy Wars or Witch Wars This really does exist! Over the years I have had silent energy wars with certain individuals. One time I was being hounded by a certain “spirituality minded” person who began sending me spiders. Just little ones at first. They would appear in my bedroom and in my bed. I ignored it at first and wanted to see how far it would go until she got bored. She didn’t, the spiders got larger and larger every day for a good week until I woke up one morning with an absolute monster spider sitting on the wall right above my head where I slept. Ok, that one got my attention and I immediately performed a binding on her – I may have sent a few slugs for good measure during that one but the war immediately ended and we have called a silent truce.

This is just an example of what I call “silly shit”. Don’t think that just because you find a spider that someone is hexing you – you will see a clear pattern forming so don’t jump to conclusions too quickly. It is perfectly OK to defend yourself but only do so when a certain line has been crossed no matter how long it takes. I always hint at my distain if someone upsets me and then I try and spell it out, tactfully – if they still can’t control themselves then I will act to defend myself when the line has been crossed. Patience truly is a virtue. When dealing with entities, this is on a completely different energy level. Fear is the one thing that can destroy you. I always work on the basis that I have a physical body, they don’t, and therefore their intimidation doesn’t work. To be honest I am more wary of certain people than I am bad spirits! After performing an entity extraction or as some like to call it an “exorcism” – which is nothing like what you see in the movies – sorry to disappoint but it really isn’t – I usually get some sort of residual energy “come back”. I treat these “come backs” with a satisfying grin and usually mutter the words with a grin, “Gotcha”! To me the “come backs” stem from the anger the entities express when I release them to the universe. Usually I have to trick them to extract them and they don’t like that. Some, however, are happy to come to me and look forward to finally being able to cross over. The come backs I have had this year alone have been quite entertaining. After ridding an awful entity that actually wasn’t even human, my radio suddenly stopped working on the way home in my car and it stuck on a song with the words “I'm watching you, I'm watching you, I'm watching you ......” I listed to those words all the way home. My radio wouldn’t turn off or change stations, it had jammed, and I just roared with laughter as I knew it was a last attempt of the entity to test my fear as the Universe dealt it. Another time, I had taken quite a nasty entity out of a lovely gentleman who had picked up something from the Congo. Not really my expertise in that field but nonetheless I did what I could. On the way home I stopped off at my local supermarket and a couple of people had followed me in. It was busy as usual and as I perused the shelves pushing my trolley when suddenly things started flying off the shelf towards me. A couple behind me started squealing “Oh my God, did you see that ... Did you see THAT”... I was more embarrassed than intimidated and so I turned around and said “I am so sorry but I have just done a séance, its fine”. Well within no more than 5 minutes the word had spread around the whole shop and it was promptly deserted. Only about 4 or 5 things flew at me form the top shelves before it stopped, and I duly put them back and carried on with my shopping thinking “HA, Gotcha”. So you see, energy is very real, just because you cannot see it, it is there. You should never intentionally do harm to others but you are within your God given right to protect yourself. And that goes for physical things you can see and other things you cannot. Never be afraid of what you cannot see, as the most evil things on the planet are actually the thoughts human beings. Sandy Cristel Holistic Therapist The Wytch of Lytchett & Shamanic Practitioner The Courtyard Craft Centre, Huntick Road, Lytchett Minster, Dorset BH16 6BA - 07840 651838 arkadia magazine


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Martinstown Dorset £269,950 EPC: C

A delightfully presented THREEBEDROOM semi-detached home with spacious living accommodation, manicured gardens, garage and off-road parking. Tucked in this especially popular village in a quiet cul-desac, the perfect opportunity to enjoy village living with local facilities, while being close to Dorchester town centre.

Large Sitting/Dining Room Light and Airy Rural Views • Delightfully Presented • Quiet Cul-De-Sac • Idyllic Village


Dorchester Office: 01305 757300 Email: stuart.bramley@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

A charming home set within this peaceful village in the heart of the countryside, with large entertaining space and versatile gardens being just some of the advantages: the perfect country retreat!

Central Village Location Generous Garden with Double Garage

• Ideal for Entertaining • Three Double Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms

Hazelbury Bryan Dorset Guide Price £410,000 EPC: C

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Ansty Dorset £655,000 EPC: D

Light and Airy Rural Views Large Sitting/Dining Room

For those wishing to enjoy private country walks, this delightful property offers seclusion, peace and tranquility. A charming stone built cottage situated amongst private grounds and woodland totaling approximately 2.3 acres. The flexible accommodation includes three / four bedrooms, two reception rooms, and contemporary kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a garage and further large outbuilding. .

• Secluded and Peaceful • Approx 2.3 Acres • Stream and Woodlands


Dorchester Office: 01305 757300 Email: stuart.bramley@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

A truly enchanting property uniquely situated in the heart of a vibrant village, yet discreetly positioned to offer complete privacy and engaging rural views. Believed to date back to the 17th Century, this former tannery has immense character and charm, coupled with sensitively modernised facilities. Quietly nestled in over an acre of grounds, which include an immaculately maintained mature rose garden.

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• Expansive Double Garage • Four Double Bedrooms • Private and Secluded

Central Village Location Generous Garden with Stunning Views

Cerne Abbas Dorset Guide Price £950,000 EPC: D

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Wareham Office: 01929 555300 Email: debbie.turner@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

Wareham Dorset £1,500 PCM EPC: E

This utterly charming Grade II* listed Georgian town house is situated in the heart of this riverside market town, within its historic Saxon walls. The spacious accommodation is delightfully presented, having all the character redolent of the Georgian era, with sash windows and high ceilings combined with stylish contemporary bathrooms and kitchen. The five generous bedrooms, three bathrooms and garage all contribute to an incredible family home, with a private courtyard garden and patio, perfect for outside entertaining.

• Central Market Town Location • Grade II* • Five Bedrooms • Contemporary Kitchen with Aga • Garage

Perfect Family Home Many Original Features Spacious and Flexible Accommodation


Dorchester Office: 01305 755422 Email: debbie.turner@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

A substantial detached house situated in this highly regarded historic village lying within the valley of the River Cerne midway between Sherborne and Dorchester. Of special note is the spacious sitting room and well-proportioned bedrooms, which provide first class family accommodation in an idyllic and peaceful countryside location. Incredibly spacious and light, the property is further enhanced by the secluded and generous garden and double garage. • Charming Kitchen with Aga • Large Utility Room • Three Bedrooms / Three Bathrooms • Double Garage

Highly Regarded Village Spacious Family Accommodation Generous Garden

Cerne Abbas Dorset £1,300 PCM EPC: D

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Dorchester Office: 01305 755422 Email: debbie.turner@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

North Perrott Somerset £780 PCM EPC: Exempt

An enchanting Grade II listed detached cottage with hamstone elevations and mullion windows, wrapped in a swathe of wisteria and lying behind an old stone wall in the centre of this ever-popular village. This delightful period property offers a wealth of character and has a generous lounge with woodburning stove and flagstone hearth. To the rear lies a small, but perfectly formed courtyard: an ideal seating area to enjoy ‘alfresco’ dining.

Picturesque Somerset Cottage Glorious Garden Rural Location

• Perfect Village Setting • Charming Original Features • Two Bedrooms • Pretty Courtyard • Spacious Living Area


Times Don't Change - PROPERTY is People’s Passion.

The summer may be upon us, but the buyers are still out there, attracted, understandably, by our beautiful countryside and stunning coastline. Who can blame them? Keen demand demands expert supply, and that’s where Domvs truly excels: seamlessly matching up the two. We are proud to belong to the exclusive Fine & Country network, made up of more than 275 offices together with 100 international outlets, giving Domvs unique access to buyers around the world. Our last spring time property exhibition in London proved enormously popular, and plans are firmly underway for our next London Day on 30th September. Who needs more proof that buyers are increasingly looking to Dorset for its peerless relocation lifestyle? If you are thinking of selling, now is the time to talk to us – fast! This is an ever-changing market in challenging times. While we will always fiercely believe in the personal approach, we also know our inspirational property demands edge, nous, technology and platform. Dorset is increasingly popular with clients relocating from around the UK and overseas. Fine & Country’s global reach empowers our clients by enabling us to embrace this important market. As always at Domvs, we don't believe in resting on our laurels: in ‘Domvs-land’ it’s always busy! 9th October is the next joint venture with Duke's auctioneers, continuing the much-loved series of Antiques Roadshow-style events. You can bring your antiques or heirlooms into our Wareham office for their experts to evaluate, for free. We firmly believe in community and that is why we are only part way through the many events we sponsor throughout the year. Look out for the 10k run at Coombe Keynes on 23rd August, where ‘one of our own’ is running for charity. ‘Foodies’ were well catered for at the Food Fayre we sponsored at Church Knowle – a definite date for next year too! It was also fun to see Paul Atterbury (of Antiques Roadshow fame) join us in supporting the Osmington Fete this month. Paul is involved in the Dorchester Literary Festival this year - which we are proud to sponsor - along with many high profile names (Lord Fellowes et al). More exciting news will follow in the next edition. ..And so it all runs on. Fabulous.


Preston Office: 01305 835300 Email: charlotte.jones@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

Weymouth Dorset Offers Over £425,000 EPC: C

This spacious and uniquely designed four-bedroom property is located in popular Ullswater Crescent. A charming sweeping driveway and beautiful front gardens invite you into this private plot. There is a large sitting room with gas fireplace and elevated dining room with patio doors overlooking the level rear garden. The well-equipped kitchen has a separate utility room, and there are four generous bedrooms (master with en-suite) and separate study.

One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor with a downstairs shower room. There is plenty of off-road parking and a large single garage.

• Charming Detached Residence • Spacious Sitting/Dining Room • Kitchen with Separate Utility • Impressive Sweeping Driveway

Popular Radipole Four Bedrooms Beautiful Front and Rear Gardens


Preston Office: 01305 835300 Email: charlotte.jones@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

This stylish detached residence is located in a quiet corner of this undeniably pretty village, with its cluster of predominantly period property overlooking the village duck pond.

Generous sized rooms are complemented by a backdrop of rolling countryside, whilst being set just a short distance from the village centre. An open-plan kitchen/ diner is perfect for entertaining, along with a cosy sitting room with wood burner; all with access to the garden. This modern home has underfloor heating and four years remaining of an NHBC new build guarantee. A generous garage with workshop and off-road parking completes the picture.

Remainder of NHBC Guarantee Views of Rolling Countryside Sought-After Sutton Poyntz

• Stylish Detached Residence • Beautiful Far-Reaching Countryside Views • Contemporary Open-Plan Kitchen/Dining Room • Delightful Village Location

Sutton Poyntz Dorset £570,000 EPC: Rating C


Preston Office: 01305 835300 Email: charlotte.jones@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

Osmington Dorset Offers Over £695,000 EPC: Exempt

An exquisite character property forming part of Osmington House sitting proudly within beautiful grounds measuring just under half an acre (0.47). Discreetly tucked away, this beautiful home offers a peaceful setting and extensive accommodation with well-proportioned rooms complemented by high ceilings and period detailing reflecting its Grade II listing. There is also potential to create a separate annexe, in addition to the five bedrooms and useful attic room.

Much Character and Charm Set in Half an Acre Grade II Listed • Five Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • Potential for Annexe


Preston Office: 01305 835300 Email: charlotte.jones@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

Located on Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast, Sylvan Brae is an exciting new development on the south side of Weymouth. The apartments and maisonettes offer stunning views of Portland and the surrounding coastline. Built by local tradesmen using traditional materials, this luxurious development is set in a wooded cul-de-sac with dedicated parking for all residents. Each apartment and maisonette has been finished to exacting standards, featuring contemporary kitchens and ceramic tiling or carpets throughout. Each of the properties has an en-suite facility, as well as a family bathroom, along with is a large open-plan kitchen/reception area. • Six Three-Bed Apartments • Two Three-Bed Maisonettes • (One ground floor with en-suite)

• Telephone and Broadband in Living Rooms and Bedrooms • Wooded Cul-De-Sac Setting • Stylish Kitchens

Sylvan Brae Weymouth Dorset From £350,000 EPC: TBC

Some with Far-Reaching Sea Views Contemporary Open-Plan Living Luxurious Finish

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Preston Office: 01305 835300 Email: polly.greenway@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

Osmington Dorset £1,275,000 (Coach House by Sep. Negotiation) EPC: E A beautiful Regency Grade II listed residence centrally located within this appealing coastal village. Built with most attractive rendered elevations under a slate roof, the house has two magnificent rounded bays with curved sash windows each side of the front door. Set within grounds of just under one acre. Elegantly proportioned rooms with some delightful cornicing, fine sash windows, and many with attractive fireplaces. The present owners have undertaken a sympathetic programme of improvement to the house, which is readily evident in its impressive presentation. The accommodation includes a superb bespoke kitchen with gas-fired Aga. There is also the option to purchase the TWO-BEDROOM COACH HOUSE with its own road access, by separate negotiation.

• Secluded Position • Elegantly Proportioned Rooms • Five Bedrooms (Three En-Suite) • Coach House Available by Separate Negotiation

PERIOD CHARM GENEROUS ACCOMMODATION HEART OF POPULAR VILLAGE

Double Garage Terraces and Sweeping Lawns Coastal Village Location


Wareham Office: 01929 555300 Email: trisha.ashby-rudd@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

Two utterly charming and sensitively renovated cottages, believed to date back to the 1750s. With two and three bedrooms respectively, and both with large, well-appointed private gardens, patios, garages and private parking. Set just off the village green in this highly popular hamlet and backing onto farmland, they have lovely views and are wonderfully rural. Near to the Jurassic Coastline with countryside walks on your doorstep, the cottages are the perfect sanctuary from hectic lifestyles.

Potential Holiday Cottage Income Near Jurassic Coast Fabulous Rural Setting

• Charming Cottages • Generous Gardens • Countryside Views • Garaging and Private Parking

Coombe Keynes Dorset Guide Price £365,000 and £390,000 EPC: F and D

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Wareham Office: 01929 555300 Email: trisha.ashby-rudd@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

Situated on the edge of the Wareham Forest, this is a fabulously substantial family home with four double bedrooms and three reception rooms, stunning gardens with ponds, a stream and a large kitchen garden. The house sits in approximately three acres of paddock and woodlands, with outbuildings and a private electronic gated drive. There is an abundance of living space including additional space for the ‘overflow’ family. With easy access to the forest and associated walks, and by road to Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth Airport.

Three Acres on Edge of Forest Spacious, Country Living Stunning Location • Fabulous Rural Location • Four Double Bedrooms, Three Reception Rooms • Set in Approximately Three Acres • Outbuildings Offering Further Accommodation

Bloxworth Dorset Offers Over £1,100,000 EPC: C


Wareham Office: 01929 555300 Email: trisha.ashby-rudd@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

A gloriously spacious and versatile family home with a total of ten bedrooms and seven en-suite bath/shower rooms. This substantial house would suit those searching for a home business, annex for additional family members, or just a lovely, large family residence. The garden extends to approximately half an acre, with views over surrounding countryside and farmland and has outbuildings, a large ornamental pond and long drive with garage and parking for numerous cars.

• Rural Location • Ten Double Bedrooms, Nine Bathrooms • Lovely Views of Countryside and Farmland • Private Drive with Extensive Parking

An idyllic spot close to the Jurassic Coast.

Extensive Living Accommodation Fabulous Countryside Views Contemporary Farmhouse

East Stoke Dorset Offers Over £750,000 EPC: C

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Wareham Office: 01929 555300 Email: trisha.ashby-rudd@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

A spacious and attractive barn conversion (3,433sq ft), generously sized rooms, a delightful farmhouse style kitchen with Aga and a conservatory leading to a pretty walled garden, set within this popular and pretty hamlet. An absolute gem, located close to country walks and the Jurassic Coast at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The countryside is on your doorstep and the sea, ‘just over the hill’.

• Popular Rural Hamlet • Countryside Views • Five Bedrooms (Master En-suite) • Three Reception Rooms and Conservatory

Near Jurassic Coast Fabulous Rural Setting Private Walled Garden Coombe Keynes Dorset Offers Over £750,000 EPC: E

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Wareham Office: 01929 555300 Email: trisha.ashby-rudd@domvs.co.uk Website: www.domvs.co.uk

East Burton Dorset Guide Price £795,000 EPC: Exempt

An extensive and charming, Grade II listed property, believed to date from the 18th Century and sitting in just over three acres. This is a wonderfully spacious home (3,294 sq ft) with many original features. Paddocks, stable block and loose boxes, an allweather tennis court and riparian fishing rights add to the rural quality of a property, which is located within easy access to a mainline rail link for London/Waterloo and Bournemouth Airport.

Equestrian Facilities Fabulous Countryside Setting Riparian Fishing Rights

• Stables, Paddocks and Stream • Five Bedrooms, Four Bathrooms • Over Three Acres • All-Weather Tennis Court

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