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Editor’s Letter Summer, a time for contemplation of the mind... Whether you're reading this by the pool, on the golf course, in your fave coffee house or maybe just at home (thief!), relax, listen to the birds, enjoy the rays on your face and have a little grin (or gin) with me... Arkadia, a collection of some of the coolest folk I could find over the last few months, hopefully showcasing just some of the great things we have going on in our towns and villages – creative, beautiful, relaxed and admired, so get out there, experience some art, take in some incredible views, taste some good food... This is Arkadia Dorset.


THERE has never been a better time to buy - or sell - your house. With lots of sizzling property coming to the market and Summer virtually upon us it's not only the weather which is hotting up! Not in the National NEWS So, with sunshine and Interest blue skies on the doorstep, why not AND plan your move to your new dream home? VIEWS Polly Greenway, Director of DOMVS comments, ‘the property market is never static, but it is perhaps now at a unique juncture. It is hard to think of a time when the market was so politicised. Following on from last year’s general election and the Scottish referendum in 2014, we now face the UK European referendum in June. No market likes uncertainty, and on top of various recent tax changes - especially in the buy-to-let and second home sectors – these political events are certainly making some buyers and sellers wonder if they should wait for the dust to settle before moving. But what if future events prevent the dust from settling? Perhaps after the referendum there will be something else to think about – a possible interest rate change, the US presidential election in November or some fresh global, economic or humanitarian crisis. The point is that our lives, although influenced by politician’s, do not march to the drum of politics. They have their own rhythms governed by personal events like leaving school or college, partnering or marriage, births, jobs, income changes, relocation, retirement, and – underlying it all – individual ambitions.

Boosted by our exclusive tie-in with Fine & Country and the unprecedented interest in stunning Dorset, we have a raft of fresh, exciting properties on Because finding your forever home shouldn't be hard work. That's Domvs' job our books. provide for our families and ourselves. We don’t move home in the national interest. We move home in our own interest, to fulfil our own ambitions. Despite what politicians may have us believe, our own houses

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The Dorset Destroyers Wheelchair Rugby Club was established in 2014 by Nick and Sue Coombs and Paul Sutherland. There were no clubs in the whole of Dorset at the time, the closest being in Southampton and Plymouth. They started with 5 players at their very first taster session and that number has since grown to 21. They have a wide variety of disabilities from walking wounded to paralysis, spina bifida, amputees and so many more. “But the minute you get into a rugby wheelchair and get your kit on,” said Nick Coombs, “everyone becomes equal and we all fight together as a team.” How can it be fair if an amputee is playing alongside someone with a paralysis? “Well, we have a points system so if you have more of a disability, if you are paralysed or are a quadriplegic for instance, then you have lower points, as you can only have eight points on a team of four. Anyone with a lesser disability, so to speak, has higher points” So does that mean they can play together? “Yes, you can have two lower pointed players and two higher pointed players or four equally pointed players, depending on who is playing.” How does a lower pointed player cope with playing against a higher pointed player? “Well the good thing is that lower pointed players are the ones that set the traps for the opponents to fall into and they also protect the rest of the team, so they are the real backbone of the club.” Sounds interesting. What’s the future for the Dorset Destroyers? “We are aiming for the league next season and we have just announced that one of our players, Ben Steele, has been picked for the Invictus Games as a Team GB player in wheelchair rugby. He has already won a gold medal from Invictus Games 2014 and is aiming to get another. We also have a great variety of players from various disciplines who have great potential.” Looks like a great future ahead. We also hear that there are other plans in the pipeline. “Yes, we have also branched out and are setting up a wheelchair badminton club as well, starting in May (Rossmore Leisure Centre in Poole) as this was part of our ten-year plan to make a centre of disability sporting excellence in Poole. And there are many other sports which will be happening over the next six to nine months. We all just want to have access to more wheelchair sports in Dorset and the club are a very forwardthinking group of people. Wheelchair rugby is our main plan and will be a fully competing club, the other sports will be more recreational to start off with and build in the future.” The Dorset Destroyers are looking for sponsors to take them into the league. There seems to be a seismic movement in Poole being led by the Destroyers. Contact Club Secretary Sue Coombs 07747 586006

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Nick Coombs “Years ago I had this dream that I would one day build a centre of disability sporting excellence in Poole. Now, I’m not sure why I had this dream... I’ve liked playing sports but it just seemed to be there. So when we started up The Dorset Destroyers it started to fall into place. We’re now a bit more established and work will continue apace to get us ready for the League. On Friday March 18th Stage 2 of the dream started to fit into place. We got funding for four multisports wheelchairs, which means we can use them for wheelchair badminton, indoor tennis, handball and wheelchair dancing. This means that disabled people will be able to play wheelchair badminton and not have to worry about buying all the equipment. They can just phone up and book a chair (for free) and then pay for their own court time. These will all be run at Rossmore Leisure Centre (Everyone Active), Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HR.” Why Rossmore Leisure Centre? “Well, access and disability facilities are key to getting disabled people to play and Rossmore has lots of disabled parking spaces, full access to everywhere, a place where we can socialise at their café, suitable toilets and a manager who backs the idea 100% and wants to help. Wheelchair sports are not cheap because of the equipment needed, so the idea is we get the funding, maintain the chairs (under the umbrella of the Dorset Destroyers) and then disabled people will just pay for their own time like everyone else would. Access to these sorts of things is vital and whether you want to play just with your mates, once a week, or train and get serious about it, this is the stepping stone to help you. A BIG ‘thanks’ goes to Tony Bernard and everyone from the Steve Bernard Foundation who have helped us achieve this. It will make a great difference to so many people just to get access. We are aiming to have three of the four wheelchairs by mid-April; the fourth is currently on order.



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The Hoola Cru

A sight for sore eyes...

The Hoola Cru was born when a group of hoop jam girls decided to take things to the next level. Most of us had been hooping together regularly every Wednesday night at our local jam for over two years and some of us had over five years of experience under our belt. Most of us had experience of performing on stage and figured it would be even more fun to work together. We had never tried anything like this before and knew it would be challenging but were well up for trying something new. Whilst a good performer can hold a stage singlehandedly, a group makes a bigger visual impact, plus we can bounce off each other’s energy and have dance-offs, making it more entertaining for the crowd. Another aspect is teaching and some of our members are experienced workshop leaders and enjoy imparting our hoop skills. It’s always a giggle and makes a great confidence building experience as well as being fun and good exercise. Lottie teaches hoopdance and many of her hoopers have said that it has helped them elevate their mood as well as making lots of new friends.

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We love the hoop community people tend to be so supportive of each other. We have been growing and finding our key members and currently most of us live in Bournemouth. We have Cordy who is also part of Steamship Circus and has experience in hoop, poi, fans, fire performance, as well as costume design and choreography. Chelsey has a really natural flow with the hoop and her husband, Matt, DJs ghetto funk which is probably our favourite hoop music right now! She’s also our web girl and will be developing our website. Jasmin hoops, spins poi and does aerial hoop as well as having the best wardrobe (in my opinion) filled with crazy leggings and mermaidthemed outfits. Our newest recruit is Sophie who is a photographer as well as a flow artist and fire performer. Further afield we have Rebecca who now lives in London and is known as Goldie Hoops, Rich of Jugglebug Entertainment in Hemel Hempstead who will be at Boomtown this year and Eilidh in Cheltenham who is an experienced performer with great credentials Lottie Lucid has been working hard behind the scenes getting everything rolling and organising the Cru. Hoola Cru are looking forward to their first few gigs this year and putting to the test what we have developed so far. Rewind will be our first official performance and we can’t wait to get down there and entertain you!

If you would like to come and train with the girls, they can be found at Bournemouth’s Wednesday night hoop jam at The Bourne Spring Centre, or Lottie has several classes for beginners and more advanced hoopers which you can find out about on

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Central Dorchester Dorset £375,000 EPC: Rating E

A semi-detached Victorian property, quietly and conveniently situated in the heart of Dorchester near the Borough Gardens. The market town is steeped in history and enjoys some of the county's most noted architecture, of which this property is included, all set amongst beautiful rural countryside with easy access to the coast at Weymouth. Amenities are plentiful and include a mainline rail link to London Waterloo, cinema, arts centre, restaurants, wine bars, hospital and many new businesses located in the nearby Brewery Square development. The house is beautifully presented, having been sympathetically maintained and extended by the current owner. Accommodation includes three double bedrooms, three reception rooms and a spacious kitchen/breakfast room together with a stunning stained glass Victorian conservatory. Delightful period features are in evidence throughout. There is also a private walled garden.

• Three Double Bedrooms • Three Reception Rooms & Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Walled Garden • Beautiful Victorian Conservatory • Enchanting Period Feature

Central Dorchester Location Period Property Not Grade II Listed

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This intriguing Grade 2 Listed former dairy offers the epitome of an historic, character property, enjoying the benefits of contemporary living and design within this very special village. The Arts & Crafts architectural style is very much in evidence in this small cluster of buildings which formed the central dairy of the Bladen Estate. Bookended by the dairymaids’ and herdsman’s cottages, the property is raised some four feet above road level (originally to allow loading of milk churns into horse-drawn drays), and occupies an elevated position overlooking a large green with walnut trees and wonderful views across the village towards Kite Hill. The raised central section now provides four-bedroom accommodation over two floors, with its own hall, staircase and shower room. The single-storey section houses the reception rooms, entrance all and kitchen – punctuated by a delightful octagonal turret. Several of the ground-floor rooms benefit from dual-aspect, leaded windows, flooding the rooms with light while maintaining the look and feel of a traditional Dorset home • Re-Thatched in 2011 • South-Facing Large Enclosed Garden • 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms

Complementary Contemporary Interior Grade 2 Listed Former Dairy Historic Features Preserved

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Our brand new space-tastic Mission Control tent will play host to a wondrous selection of celestial thrills including the award winning National Space Centre team who will be on hand presenting exciting challenges and intriguing facts to inspire all at Space Camp Lulworth, and you’ll get the chance to win a National Space Centre family pass, too. You can witness science experiments, learn about the universe and join a mission to Mars with The Science Museum. Plus, The UK Space Agency will be taking a leaf out of Tim Peake’s exercise programme with some space-themed fitness and health activities. And don’t miss the Space to Earth Challenge a special space-themed walk around Camp Bestival, where fancy dress is positively encouraged! Come and defy gravity with us. You can quiz the stargazing experts from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and be inspired by Explorer Dome presents ‘The Wonder of Space’, a family-friendly show produced exclusively for Camp Bestival. Featuring rocket workshops and chemistry shows with freezing fog, fire, flashes and big bangs, you can explore space, stars, life on other worlds, the ultimate fate of our sun, and the sky tonight, with added cosmology for the curious and the chance to ask questions about our place in the universe. There will, of course, be a host of stellar Mission Control action throughout the weekend, with OKIDO Magazine upping the intergalactic ante with giant squishy monsters, a spacey episode of Messy goes to Okido, and a huge, collaborative Space Mural. You can also send a message on a Space-Ready Postcard and work on the longest SpaceThemed Bunting ever created. You could also get involved in the greatest building experience in the universe, with Brickies Lego Space Academy and their space-themed LEGO® building workshops, or enjoy Urban Astronaut; a cautionary environmental tale that combines stunning design and a unique, travelling flying machine with simple storytelling and a moving dance performance. Get ready for World Record Breaking Bubble Inc Shows from Samsam Bubble Man, who holds 10 Guinness World Records for Bubbleologist, and Gobbledegook Theatre’s inventive and interactive art that will surprise and delight in unexpected places as they mix up their musical Cosmic Cocktails with Dorset-based group Everyday Sunshine. As ever, The Science Tent will be a mix of science-based performances, timetabled science, technology workshops and drop-in sessions. Be like Tim Peake and join The Rasberry Pi Foundation and Code Club in their Astro Pi Workshops. Explore comets and asteroids, learn how to cook up your own hairy star, make a CD hovercraft, and then make a human hovercraft! Launch a paper rocket, make a sound straw, and join the Silly Science Team’s Slime Workshop. We have tons to stimulate and fascinate every age group...and that includes you mums and dads! We’ll also have woodland-based workshops aplenty as The ATE Trust presents…Woodland Warriors and Space Agents. Investigating a crashed spaceship in the Dingly Dell, ATE’s Space Agents might need your help to examine the space wreck, learn useful phrases in intergalactic languages, or to keep a lookout for strange-looking creatures. They will also be running space-themed ‘Cosmic Crafts’ workshops alongside our ever-popular woodland crafts. And there will be a Final Night Showcase and Procession in the Dell, with a special surprise planned for this year… You can also let your little stars Blastoff to one of our Musical Mania workshops inspired by the adventures of Buzz Lightyear, or travel to the Planet Frozen, where you will learn the songs, dances and stories inspired by the smash hit Frozen. And, finally for now, keeping the cosmic wonder flowing, we’ll be showing rocket-fuelled entertainment with Aardman Animations’ classic A Grand Day Out with Wallace and Gromit! We’re still counting down to lift-off at Camp Bestival 2016, with so much more interstellar fun and games to be announced, so keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest sub space communications.

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The doors of Rustic Rose opened on a very snowy day in December 2010. Aged 20, a perfect opportunity arose for a shop in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, my local town. The shop had huge windows facing north, a workshop room above and pavement space for planted treasures and flowers outside. I was buzzing for the challenge ahead. The Knott family have lived in Sturminster Newton and the local area for generations. Like many other small towns in the Blackmore Vale, I know many friendly faces which often pop in for a cup of tea. Being a local farmer’s daughter, I grew up outside with an awareness of the seasons and always wanted to have a practical job. I have always had a real passion for art and design, so what better way to mix the two than floristry! Six years later Rustic Rose continues to flourish and grow. My passion is creating wedding and event flowers throughout the south west of England. My style is country but with colour, combining seasonal flowers, interesting textures and a touch of hot vintage. I love working closely with brides, right from the initial free consultation, using their ideas and visions to achieve a completely bespoke package of colour, shades and their very own customised design and flower choice. Browse my website,, to view my wedding portfolio and you’ll get a real feel for my unique style. My seasonal wedding portfolios are overflowing with stunning pictures of bridal flowers: church and venue arrangements, country marquees,

rustic barn receptions and town hotels. We cater for church weddings, civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. The flower shop is full of seasonal flowers sourced from local growers where possible. Planted treasures for your home and garden, vintage treats, scrummy hand-ties and pretty posies make a perfect gift. Ring Katy and the team on 01258 475575 to place your flower order. Deliveries can be made locally the same day or our own flowers can also be sent throughout the UK. We are more than happy to assist you and recommend the fresh flowers of the day, or orders can be placed on our online shop. Fancy a new hobby, or maybe a fun afternoon out with friends? Why not come along to one of my flower workshops in Rustic Rose. They are fun and relaxed – we love to laugh! With a maximum of eight people, the classes suit all abilities and ages, inspiring flower ideas and of course not forgetting granny's legendary homemade cake. All workshops are listed on the shop website or pop in and say hello! You can follow the shop on Instagram: 'rusticrosetheflowershop'.

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Danny Wretham

I’ve always had a passion for the beauty of our landscapes in Dorset and spend countless hours chasing around trying to capture them. It can be the most frustrating pursuit in the world but also one of the most rewarding. When you finally get it right after many, many failed trips and everything finally goes right, the feeling of elation is overwhelming. I'm far more selective when I go out now and, rather than just going every available minute, each trip is planned in detail according to the weather, the time, sun position, tide times and other factors. That said, I still have the moments when I just grab the camera and run out the door like a crazy man knowing that something is about to happen. Landscape photography for me is an escape from the daily grind and the dreary, drab grey prison of four office walls. It’s a chance to escape the phone ringing and the endless ‘can you just...?’ I can think of few things better than hiking up and down the coastline taking in the fresh air and the natural beauty of the landscape and hopefully capturing a reminder of what I felt that day.

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Dorset’s coastline is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing in England and has so many fantastic locations. I’ve shot them many, many times but it keeps pulling me back as I can think of fewer places that have so many features and areas of interest in such a condensed area. The Jurassic Coast is simply a wonderful place to be, where you can walk along and see history right there in the rocks, with fossils everywhere – this coast really tells a story. Landscape photography can take a lot out of you with the endless early mornings but it gives back so much back when the light is in your favour. Sunset and sunrise are the chosen times for most landscape photographers due to the magic light it brings and the wonderful colours, but in recent times I find myself out chasing bad weather and dramatic cloud more and more and even a few hours either side of the golden hour just to bring something different to my images. Photography is a very subjective thing but the main focus must always be the passion and enjoyment. If you do it for any other reason you’re missing the point.  

Food Heaven @ The Inn at Cranborne, lucky old me! When I asked if we could do a piece, I was delighted that they not only said yes but also asked me to come and stay the night and revel in the local company (which of course I was truly thankful for) and so I did.

I started on the ’30 Mile Menu’, a special edition no less, according to the menu in front of me. Feeling a little carnivorous, I headed down to the mains first – the 10oz Ribeye was calling – I do love locally sourced meat from this area, you always know it is going to hit the bullseye!

The Inn has been a firm favourite of Arkadia magazine since we first launched some three odd years ago. They were one of our first advertisers and since then we’ve been lucky enough to have them sing our praises to locals and guests alike. I knew from the reputation of this very quaint, very cool, and incredibly relaxed place, that I was in for a treat.

I chose the ‘Old Winchester’ Baked Soufflé with cheese and chive sauce, and being a major fan of this cheese I was hoping I’d get the punch in the kisser I deserved. It was cooked to perfection and with an unmistakable zingy taste – I wasn’t disappointed! I ordered my steak medium rare and again was triumphantly surprised when a pan seared salmon, and curly kale arrived… I ate it as chef wanted me to try his fish dish, beautifully fresh, and fabulously presented, then good steak and chips... Yum!

I have eaten in a lot of places in Dorset, some better than others, but the attention to detail here made my jaw drop, hence the amount of images of my dinner. The chef here is a young man named Dan Foy and, when you experience what he describes as his “pimped up dinners”, you find that colour is the order of the day, and boy do you get it. This talented young chef loves adding little touches of herbs, vegetables, and other accoutrements that enhance the food with their natural flavours as well as making each dish look amazing! The creative nature stems from his training alongside Raymond Blanc, with time well-spent in the kitchens, from Petit Blanc through to the Tickled Pig, learning his own unique and balanced way of presenting and cooking his wonderful menu, rich in texture and taste.

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I rounded off the night with Lemon Posset and Raspberry Sorbet. By now, I’m full of quality food, great service from the delightful waitresses and have a belly full of local ale. As I head upstairs to my vintage French style room, I feel rather giddy. I blame the stairs here in this beautiful very old pan tiled building. The trick is to slide up the wall to reach the landing, as the stairs lean with age. Or at least I think they do! A great night out and an amazing menu. I will definitely be heading back for more good company, interesting tales and another little taste of the only place in Dorset that can offer the views of the estates, the buzz of the new hotels opening and the level of service that makes you proud to be British.

Words Danny Nash Images Jodie House

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Bere Regis Dorset £1,300 P.C.M EPC: Exempt

To Let : This utterly charming Grade 2 Listed thatched property is situated in the heart of this sought after village which is surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The four generous bedrooms, lawned garden and ample parking all contribute to this incredibly spacious family home which offers considerable flexibility. Having retained many of its original features including the beautiful inglenook fireplace and flagstone floors, this property is truly delightful.

• Heart Of Sought After Village • Grade 2 Listed • 4 Bedrooms • Beautiful Fireplace • Ample Parking

Spacious and flexible accommodation Perfect family home A wealth of original features


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To Let : An enchanting cottage which has been immaculately restored enjoying all the benefits of modern convenience whilst retaining its traditional charm. Situated in the understandably desirable village of Iwerne Courtney, this property is a real gem!

Picturesque Dorset Cottage Contemporary Rural Location

Reflecting its history, it offers a wealth of character but with a contemporary twist and has a generous sized kitchen / breakfast room. To the front lies a small but perfectly formed courtyard; an ideal seating area to enjoy ‘alfresco’ dining.

• Perfect Village Setting • Charming Original Features • 2 Bedrooms • Pretty Courtyard • Spacious Kitchen Area

Iwerne Courtney Dorset £ 850 P.C.M EPC: Rating E

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Charlotte House is a beautifully converted Georgian building standing proudly on Weymouth’s popular sea front. With direct access from the communal gardens to the pedestrianised Esplanade and the beach - this really is seaside living at its best. The impressive communal entrance hall has a beautiful wide staircase and access to the apartment from the first floor. Full of character this two bedroom top floor apartment has impressive views over the sea and Weymouth bay. The open-plan kitchen/ sitting room offers a modern touch with two double bedrooms facing the sea. The family bathroom has been beautifully modernised with a roll-top bath and white suite.

Beautifully converted Georgian property Contemporary open-plan living Direct access from communal gardens to the beach • Sea-Front position • Converted Georgian House • Character features with modern openplan kitchen/living room • Sea views & Weymouth bay • Beautifully presented

Greenhill Weymouth Dorset £255,000 EPC: Exempt

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This charming character cottage has been cleverly extended to incorporate the original cottage with a contemporary family room to the rear, kitchen and further annexe accommodation. The downstairs accommodation offers flexible living and would suit a family looking for an annexe for independent living or older children. The Garden Room to the rear is a beautiful addition with views over the rear garden. Situated in the ever-popular village of Upwey this truly special family home is nestled away on a sizeable plot, offering the space and sense of countryside living whilst having all the amenities close by. • Charming Cottage with Contemporary Twist • Beautifully Presented Throughout • Front & Rear Gardens • Off-Road Parking for Several Vehicles • Many Original Character Features

Annexe Accommodation Village Setting Close to Dorchester Charming Cottage Features Upwey Dorset Offers over £599,950 EPC: Rating D

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Matt Pinner Night owl. Matthew Pinner - Matt’s Story  Matt says: "One of the clear and decisive moments in my life was when I was left my granddad’s tripod in his will. This was a real turning point for me in my given career.” At the age of 19 the young Christchurch lad was immediately hooked. Matt took this opportunity to go out and enjoy his granddad’s hobby, leaving for Thailand with a basic camera. Matt didn't plan to fall head over heels in love with his granddad’s hobby but as soon as he picked up that camera he was totally inspired and never looked back. Matt has amassed a massive hit of 18 million views across the world on the ‘Corfe Castle' shot you see here. This photo was in every national paper in the UK and was also in papers across Poland and in the New York Times. Matt or, as he is most commonly known to his followers, '@ Matt_Pinner' has since been heavily involved with the BBC, hitting the weather channels 105 times and building a Twitter following of 100k+. On Facebook he is hitting 27K. The guy has some serious crowds following his every move and it seems to be paying off with business going well for this young man and his commercial work not only taking him to other parts of the UK, but also to other continents. For a guy who works at a very nice Christchurch hotel for the 'day job' this 24-year-old local is having the time of his life. It just goes to show that effort and a keen mind is well rewarded. Check the amazing images that are being captured daily by this go-getting photographer, it will add a little zip to your morning, and it also means you can lie in whilst Matt searches high and low for new horizons. Matt, whose company is called Pinner’s Photography, also goes out taking photos of the night sky and there’s a great example here of Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill. This photo, says Matt, was so hard to get at any time of night, because of the light pollution – he just had to sit and wait. A big part of his world is waiting up until 1am, just to get the photo how he wanted it, but as with a lot of his more spectacular work, the final outcome provides ample reward. We salute you sir and we look forward to seeing the next shots from your adventures in Dorset.

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A life in sculpture

In 1986 a young artist named Sophie Ryder arrived at Yorkshire Sculpture Park with a dog. Twenty years later she returned with a husband, two teenage daughters, and a substantial body of work and, of course, a dog. Animals have been central to Sophie’s life from earliest memories to the present. During her residency she lived in a caravan, worked in the open air from dawn to dusk, and experimented with wire, moving rapidly from delicate linear construction to compressing wire into solid freestanding work. She enjoyed interacting with the public who observed her tussles with large bales of wire as she coaxed and bashed the material into new and exciting shapes, which gradually emerged as sheep. An extended flock returned to graze in the Bretton landscape for an exhibition in 1991. Working at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1986 was a milestone in Sophie Ryder’s career. Through her observations of Henry Moore’s monumental bronzes sited in the landscape, Barbara Hepworth’s multi-part ‘The Family of Man’ commissioned for a hillside setting, and Elisabeth Frink’s striding figures, she gained greater understanding of space and scale. Her work became more individual and self-assured. Working and walking in the landscape rekindled the importance of rural life so much that she relocated from London to near Cirencester and gradually established a house, studio and workshops, where she continues to live and work today. Sophie Ryder quickly developed a presence as an artist and since her early days at YSP she has established an impressive career through numerous exhibitions, major commissions and projects, with works in collections in many different countries. She has always been a tenacious worker with a consistently disciplined approach to studio practice and over the years her work, both conceptually and technically, has become more refined as she mastered difficult materials to create a personal and distinctive vocabulary. The scale of the work and her ambition has increased; in 2007 her massive bronze ‘Crawling’ caused quite a stir when it occupied the large open spaces of the Kurpark in Bad Homburg,

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Germany. At YSP it was more contained by trees, but was just as unsettling and gigantic. Ryder is a maker, an artist who likes to be involved in every aspect of the process from the manipulation of wire to the daubing of plaster onto wire armatures. As the scale and ambition have increased, so have the physical demands and in 2008 she stretched every ounce of herself to create an extraordinary exhibition. Starting at the Camellia House, the monumental wire ‘Sitting’ towered over the landscape and provided a powerful introduction to a group of works skilfully sited to lead visitors through the elegant landscape stretching down towards the lakes. Crossing the bridge and walking halfway up the pasturelands of Longside, a giant eye constructed from wire was suspended on poles and loomed against the sky appearing to stare from many angles and change colour, depending on the time of day and weather. This beautifully crafted work was one of the ambitious wire drawings Ryder had made for the 2008 YSP exhibition, with others shown at Longside Gallery. These large impressive works displayed against the white walls of the gallery combined the formal nature of graphite drawings with the tactile qualities of relief sculptures. A series of monumental sculptures modelled from wire occupied the gallery floor, emphasising Ryder’s concern with the inside and the outside. ‘Kneeling’ is a multipart sculpture which invites us to enter into the core of its existence. A fascinating aspect of Sophie Ryder’s sculpture is her concern with hybrids; not only the Minotaur, but hares combined with human features. The Lady Hare has occupied her imagination for many years and the human parts are based on the artist’s own body. These sculptures have the potential to forge powerful images charged with character and emotion which go well beyond representation.

Peter Murray CBE - Executive Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Visit Salisbury Cathedral soon to see the work for yourseleves.

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The alchemy of the process is magical Jo Stephen - an insight.

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fell in love with photography when my dad got a Polaroid camera in the 70s and I still love the look of the old film. These days I use old lenses from the 70s and 80s on a DSLR. I grew up in America and India and my childhood was filled with a riot of colour, culture and stories I wanted to capture. Unfortunately, the expense of film didn’t allow me to do so, but those moments leak into my work now. I love comparative mythology and folktales, and when walking in the landscape or taking photographs I imagine the countryside in a timeless way, inhabited by all the stories of the past and possibilities of the future. I experiment with capturing images of a location at different times and compositing them to give a feel of a place in time rather than a moment in time.

I worked as a glassblower for 7 years; the alchemy of the process is magical. The quality of light and colours in the medium has influenced the way I take and process photography and I use ICM techniques to blend and blur colours and forms in camera and use post-processing too. I’m looking forward to exploring portraiture in the future and am starting to teach workshops. If I could hope that my work inspired anyone to do anything it would be to get out and spend time in nature and to help conserve it, and break all the rules with your camera!

Photography is storytelling for me. I have a deep connection to the natural world and studied Landscape Conservation & Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at university. I set out initially to take wildlife pictures but they have morphed into something more fantastical. I walk daily in the woods, watching and recording the cycles of the seasons. The places I photograph are special to me and fragile. I try to capture them as timeless but give them a dreamlike quality to convey how they may not always be a part of our reality. A lot of my work is taken in the woods. I was a charcoal burner for a few years and working in a rural craft in the heart of the woods, alone at times, really does make you see the wood and not the trees. Each wood has a different personality and spirit, and is most definitely alive. I named my photography business Dryad after the ancient tree spirits.

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Welcome to the overactive imaginations of award-winning jewellers, Jesa and Al Marshall. Husband and wife team, Jesa and Al have been producing beautiful, enigmatic and enchanting jewellery collections since 2001. Together they bring to life beautiful stories through tiny miniature sculptures of birds and animals set into delicately pierced scenes, magical lockets or hung from chains dripping with precious stones. Often, people comment on how we work together all the time. Apparently this is strange for married couples. We love it... we shut ourselves away in our sunny workshop in the Dorset countryside, put on some music and get making! We met through a love of jewellery and design and all these years later we still get a huge buzz from creating new collections or working on bespoke commissions together. We strive to achieve creative expression through the media of metal work and precious jewellery. We are truly passionate about our craft and believe strongly that a piece of jewellery can be a reflection of the identity of the wearer and should be a piece of art in its own right on and off the body. For us, our jewellery is not about a show of wealth or status but a much deeper identification with the story of the wearer, we are passionate about creating talismans, items which both say something about the wearer and say something to them every time they wear them, see them or touch them. Inspired by folklore, fairy tales and legends from around the world, we try to create collections which begin with a story or tell a tale. Our bespoke jewellery is always an incredible personal journey both for us, and our clients. We often hear life stories, adventures or work with incredible sentimental gems and metal in order to make a locket, ring or unique bespoke piece of jewellery. Often this results in the forming of long friendships with people from all over the world, some of whom we most likely will never meet in person. We both create designs, each coming from a very different set of ideas and influences. Al brings a love of architecture and sculptural elements whereas I (Jesa) create the characters, humour, and storytelling. We then work them through together until we feel they are perfect. All of our pieces are handmade by us using only top quality sterling silver and gold, which is hallmarked with the 'A Wolf and I' mark at the London Assay Office. Our gemstones are sourced from all over the world and we particularly like to use ethically sourced gems and metals if possible. Jesa and Al also own and run the prestigious Flux ’n’ Flame Jewellery School in Milton Abbas, Dorset.

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As a Dorset girl who had left to live in London, Cranborne Garden Centre was one of the special places to visit when I came home to see my family. Its stunning location within the Listed cob walls of the former kitchen garden to Cranborne Manor, makes it unique and it has always been a treasure trove of beautiful and interesting plants and gifts. Returning to live in Dorset in 2006, Cranborne, a quintessential English village complete with pubs, a thriving local community and even a Lord of the Manor, seemed a great place to rent whilst I looked around for a more permanent location. Ten years on I am still here and, having taken a massive career change, am now the proud co-owner of Cranborne Garden Centre. The garden centre was set up by the Cranborne Estate over thirty years ago and run by them until late 2014 when my business partner and I acquired it. Given the unique location of the business, we felt that there was enormous potential to build on its reputation as a retailer of roses and high-quality plants to create a destination Garden Centre, which could be a centre of excellence for all things horticultural, culinary and creative. The garden is at the heart of our vision and much of our inspiration is drawn from the beautiful Cranborne Manor Garden, which is open to the public every Wednesday from March until September. We have had an incredibly busy eighteen months since taking over, tending and bringing the site back to a pristine condition and embarking on a programme of initiatives to breathe fresh life into the Garden Centre. Our aim is to create a truly beautiful garden which will inspire and inform experienced and novice gardeners alike and provide an ideal setting for our cafĂŠ and events. Freshly cooked, high-quality food, with ingredients sourced locally where possible is at the heart of what we do. Appropriately, we have re-established a kitchen

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garden, which gives us fresh produce to use in the café, and our new cut flower garden will provide us with blooms throughout the summer. Construction of our new events building, The Garden Room, has just been completed, and this will be the venue for our programme of lectures and workshops, with a diverse range of horticultural, culinary, cultural and creative subjects. A new garden, inspired by local garden designer, Jenny Noscoe, is currently being laid out beside The Garden Room and this will be taking shape by this summer in time for its launch at The Gardens of Cranborne Open Weekend on 18th/19th June. The Garden Room is also available for private parties, wedding receptions and functions. We are a rural business very much rooted in our local community with whom we continually seek to forge closer links. We now hold a farmers’ market on the last Saturday of each month, at which local producers sell meat, bread, vegetables, cheese and artisan products. Following the success of our permanent Vintage Barn, we will be holding our first Vintage Fair on Sunday 21st August 2016. The entire project is a labour of love and none of it would be possible without the expertise, commitment and passion of our amazing team of staff. Claire Whitehead (Proprietor) The Garden Room will be the new location for Cranborne Garden Centre’s popular programme of informative talks and workshops – from care and cultivation of roses, practical vegetable gardening and floristry, garden design and history to creative workshops including lampshade and cushion making. See the website for a full programme of events.

Cranborne Garden Centre is a hub of inspiration for all those with an interest in gardening, food and crafts. With experts on hand within the Garden Centre and visiting lecturers and experts, it provides a unique experience for visitors. For full information on the events at Cranborne Garden Centre please see the website or call 01725 517 248

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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 also has an ensuite facility as well as a family bathroom. There is a large open plan kitchen/reception area. • 65% Already Reserved Off-Plan! • Six 3 Bedroom Apartments • Two 3 Bedroom Duplexes • Stylish Kitchens • Wooded Cul-De-Sac Setting Weymouth Dorset From £365,000 EPC: T.B.C

Some with far-reaching sea views Wooded cul-de-sac setting Contemporary open-plan living Luxurious finish

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Heart of Osmington Village Dorset £1,500,000 EPC: Exempt

A beautiful Regency Grade 2 Listed residence located within this appealing coastal village. Built with attractive rendered elevations, the house has two magnificent rounded bays with curved sash windows each side of the front door; set within grounds of just under 1 acre. Elegantly proportioned rooms with some delightful cornicing, fine sash windows, and many with attractive fireplaces.

Double garage with loft room Pretty village location Close to the coast

The present owners have sympathetically improved the house which is readily evident in its impressive presentation. The accommodation includes a superb bespoke kitchen with gas-fired Aga. There is also a two bedroom COACH HOUSE with its own road access; perfect for visiting family or for providing an income.

• Situated in a secluded position • Elegantly proportioned rooms • Five bedrooms (Three en-suites) • Bespoke kitchen with Aga • 2 Bedroom detached coach house with own access

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The Bairstow Gallery is participating in Dorset Art Weeks 2016 (28 May - 5 June). On display will be Elizabeth Bairstow’s next book in the series ‘The Magic of Nature - About a Farm’. Her original watercolour drawings are on view. 2 Wishay Street, Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3GU Tel: 01305 265714 |

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Exciting redeveloped dealership. Same exceptional service. Here at Bentley Hampshire we have just undergone an exciting redevelopment with the aim of creating a fresh and memorable customer experience. Amongst the exciting changes are new workshops and a re-built service area to enhance our aftersales services. We have also revamped and extended the main showroom to produce a modern, spacious and welcoming dealership with enough room to house many of our exceptional Bentley models for customers to browse with ease. After many months of hard work the site is now complete and everyone at the dealership is enjoying showing off the new and improved space. Whether you’re looking for a new Bentley or you are servicing your current vehicle, Bentley Hampshire will be a bright and relaxing place to visit. Although the layout may have changed, the same exceptional customer service and friendly faces still remain. Plus, to celebrate the opening of the new showroom, for a limited time only every Pre-Owned Bentley comes complete with a complimentary service plan.† We are extremely excited for all our customers to see the new and improved Bentley Hampshire dealership so we hope you can visit us soon to experience it for yourself. For more information call us today on 023 8081 3206.

The name ‘Bentley’ and the ‘B’ in the wings are registered trademark © 2015 Bentley Motors Limited. Model Shown: Continental GT Speed. *Applicable to vehicles 4 years and older. Offer available until 30th June 2016. †Offer available until 30th June 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

The first exclusive destination for any Pre-Owned Bentley? Our inspection bay. Only a Bentley Pre-Owned Dealer can offer you the confidence that your car is exactly as Bentley intended. Ensuring the excellence of your Bentley is not just a technical matter to us, it’s a sense of honour. Plus, right now to celebrate the opening of the new showroom, for a limited time only every Pre-Owned Bentley comes complete with a complimentary service plan.† Regular maintenance is vital in order to preserve the performance and condition of your Bentley. Keep your Bentley in peak condition with an interim service at £499 inc vat* or a major service at £1,499 inc vat* at Bentley Hampshire. Plus, why not enhance your experience behind the wheel during the same visit? A selection of Upgrade Packs are now available to help you make your Bentley undeniably yours. For more information or to book an appointment, contact Bentley Hampshire today on 023 8081 3206.


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“When extraordinary cars meet extraordinary people, extraordinary things happen.” Words - Danny Nash Images - Kris Dutson


Most people think the days of ‘classic’ car building are long behind us. Imagine bespoke, hand-crafted elegance, offering a reminder of the days of wooden framed, artisan creations. We recently discovered that this level of engineering still exists and can be found proudly wearing a Bentley badge. As Bentley themselves put it: “’Hand-built’ is not an idle claim. These words represent a world of expertise, experience and pure joy in the creation of our exquisite cars.” Any preconceptions I may have had about the Bentley brand, and what it stands for, simply disappeared as we approached Bentley Hampshire. With its sleek new look and its modern glass-walled offices, this is an open and relaxed place to be, and full of friendly faces.

Having experience of chasing my two young boys around several of the local car museums, I’m used to being around quality cars, but here there are classics at every corner and, not only that, entry is free! Whilst the cars are most definitely the stars here, there’s no mistaking the level of customer focus on offer too. The clients are seated in comfortable surroundings, and when I asked if I could throw a potential buyer’s beautiful boxer into the back of the new Bentayga, the guys on the shop floor couldn’t do enough to help. We were soon piling out the luxury suitcases, flight bags and personalised luggage, all with a sense of relaxed, good-natured fun from the Hampshire Bentley team. In fact, it was only the strangely worried look on the pooch’s face that suggested that this exercise was anything other than an everyday occurrence.


Looking around, we found ourselves captivated by the new Bentayga – something of a new direction for Bentley who sum it up beautifully when they say: “It represents a radical rethink of the SUV category, a journey of reappraisal, rediscovery and reinvention. A powerful statement of contemporary design and ground-breaking performance in all conditions both, on and off road. It empowers you to see new landscapes and cityscapes, while exploring new frontiers of ride comfort.” Now you might be forgiven for expecting that in building an SUV, Bentley might take a more utilitarian approach than they are known for, trading build quality and finish for all-out practicality. But wait, this is Bentley we are talking about – a company that has been engineering without compromise since W.O. Bentley’s first car drove out of London’s New Street Mews in 1919. You can therefore expect breath-taking quality and hand-built touches at every turn. The attention to detail these days is quite incredible, even by Bentley standards. Inside, one of the first things you notice is the leather. Only the finest, supplest leather will do, all hand-stitched and finished. Take a look at the steering wheel; it takes a Bentley craftsman three whole days to shape and stitch the leather to the exacting standards required – standards so exacting, in fact, that only four people on the planet possess the necessary skills. When it comes to the woodwork, you expect quality hand-finished veneers but Bentley have gone one step further here too. Proving that they care about the long-term ownership of their vehicles, all veneers are now UV stabilized, engineered to resist the bleaching effects of the sun. Bentley also claim to be able to trace each leaf of veneer back to the tree from which it originated – this is just a staggering level of detail. Taking a closer look at the exterior of the car and you’ll soon discover that no one does paint like Bentley – it has a depth to it that no other manufacturers can compete with. Talking of competition, this is a marque with six Le Mans victories under its belt, so can we still expect performance to go with these dashing good looks? The answer is ‘of course, this is a Bentley’, who say that the new Bentayga is “highly capable both off and on road, the all-new W12 engine delivers a potent combination of power, speed and efficiency. Expect an effortless surge forward when you put your foot down.” The spec really does read like that of a supercar, with a maximum torque of 900 Nm and an astounding 600 bhp! The result is a top speed of 187 mph and a 0-60 mph time of, wait for it... just 4.0 seconds! Add to this Bentley’s own all-wheel-drive system and you’re ready for anything that the journey could possibly throw at you. From modest beginnings, Bentley has moved from strength to strength, in the relentless pursuit of both luxury and performance. Bentley say that “this combination could be seen as a contradiction in terms. In which case, it could be said that Bentley continues to create the most acclaimed contradictions arkadia magazine on the road today.”

Bentley, we’re right behind you there! Take a look for yourself at Bentley Hampshire, located in the heart of the New Forest, the authorised Bentley Dealer for Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. BENTLEY HAMPSHIRE Junction 1 M27, B3079 Bramshaw Lyndhurst Hampshire SO43 7JF 02380 813206 +44 (0) 2380 813206

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Feel like royalty... Nestled inside the beautiful Cranborne Chase on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, we’re a true country inn with an award-winning restaurant, a well-stocked and homely bar and eight elegant bedrooms for you to rest your head. Our passion lies in celebrating the heritage and sophistication of British country life, from its food to its fine traditions and unforgettable experiences. Come and stop by and discover the best of the country with us… The beautiful rooms all have amazing views of this stunning part of the world, with a very relaxed lounge

area, perfect for watching the euro's this summer. The private lounge combines heritage furnishings with modern facilities including a private bar stocked with the finest wines, whiskeys and cognacs – ideal for pre-dinner drinks. So whether you are winding down after a day shooting or looking for a place to catch the rugby amongst friends, our private lounge ensures that you can relax in great comfort and style. Enjoy an 'al-fresco' lunch or a leisurely game of Pétanque whilst picking a tasty locally sourced dish from the new 'garden menu'. This is the place to hang this summer – the newly awarded '2 Rosette' inn, with its seasonal summer kitchen and very creative head chef, Lloyd, have a host of cool and relaxed ways to keep you entertained. This traditional pub with rooms set across the main building, a cottage, and a converted coach house is less than 18 miles from Salisbury and just 7½ miles from Shaftesbury. The King John Inn is therefore perfectly located for some of the UK’s premier shoots including the renowned Ashcombe and Rushmore Estates. Our historic Victorian building, which dates back to 1859, was named after one of King John’s hunting lodges and game has always been the pride of our menus. In short, shooting is a way of life for us at the King John. With an interior designed to enhance the experience, great artwork from local artists adorning the walls, the quiet comfort of cosy rooms and the subtle smell of roasted meats, you will soon be lulled into a sense of freedom. A visit is always recommended by Arkadia. We love what they are doing here and it fits the vibe of the country scene at present. We'll be back soon for another night of good food and great conversation around the bar. In the meantime, why not drop by and enjoy an effortless stay in one of their en suite rooms. You’ll also find that they have fully insured gun cabinets, dog beds, proper full English breakfasts, award-wining wine lists, cigars and a nearby helipad. They can even arrange a dedicated Shoot Butler to attend to all your shooting needs. Ah bliss...

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Overlooking the Borough Gardens Central Dorchester Dorset £625,000 EPC: Rating E

A substantial Victorian property situated in the heart of Dorchester. This superbly presented, spacious and welcoming property offers an abundance of space in the form of six generous bedrooms, two large reception rooms and no less than four bathrooms, in addition to private parking and a single garage. Originally purchased as a family home, in recent years the owners have utilised it as a highly successful B&B. The property itself overlooks the delightful Borough Gardens, enabling one to enjoy all of the conveniences of central town living whilst overlooking one of the special attractions of this historic town. Dorchester itself is steeped in history, and enjoys some of the county's most noted period architecture, all set amongst beautiful rural countryside with easy access to the coast at Weymouth. Amenities are plentiful and include mainline rail link to London Waterloo, cinema, arts centre, restaurants, wine bars, hospital and many new businesses located in the nearby Brewery Square development. • Substantial Victorian Property • Period Features Throughout • Superb Dorchester Location • Off Road Parking • Garage • 6 Bedrooms, 2 Reception Rooms, 4 Bathrooms

Well Presented Throughout Period Property Private Parking

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This expansive family home is set in the heart of the beautiful historic village of Winfrith Newburgh and has immaculately presented accommodation. Providing three generous reception rooms, an expansive conservatory overlooking the landscaped private garden, kitchen breakfast room, large utility room and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs includes a contemporary family bathroom and four double bedrooms, one of which has been configured into a selfcontained guest suite with its own substantial bathroom and a kitchenette. The well maintained garden is primarily laid to lawn overlooking enchanting water meadows, and has ample parking, a car port and a single garage. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village offers a range of amenities including a village store/delicatessen, public house, Post Office, church, pre-school and primary school and an active village hall that plays host to innumerable community events throughout the year.

• Substantial Property . • Immaculately Presented • Superb Village Location • Ample Off Road Parking • Generous, Private Garden

Character Property Private and Secluded Flexible Accommodation Winfrith Newburgh Dorset £695,000 EPC: Rating C

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Brewery Square Dorchester Dorset £395,000 EPC: Rating C

An unusually large and stylish executive apartment in the Brewery Square development, located in the centre of Dorchester, offering the simplicity of an apartment but the large living space of a house. Benefiting from dual balconies creating a wonderful sense of space and light, the apartment has been finished to an exceptionally high specification throughout, featuring contemporary kitchen, walnut veneered flooring and plantation shutters.

Exclusive Development Open Plan Living 24 Hour Concierge • Conrad and Partners Designed Interior • Expansive Living Space with Dual Balconies • Master Bedroom with Study and En-Suite • Lift Access to All Floors and Secure Car Park

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A beautifully presented house in the highly sought-after area of Tolpuddle. The property has a superb garden with stunning views over the rolling Dorset countryside, large double garage and spacious accommodation throughout. An open plan kitchen/ dining room is truly the heart of this home, well-equipped with plenty of entertaining space. The sitting room is contemporary in style whilst maintaining its character, with spacious bedrooms all with different but equally delightful views. Much of the village of Tolpuddle falls within a Conservation Area, and therefore retains many of its unspoiled period properties. Known for the six farm labourers now known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, the village has a strong sense of community. A vibrant village hall offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year, and the village also benefits from a well-regarded public house/restaurant. In close proximity is Puddletown, where there are additional facilities including a small supermarket, post office and first school. • Idyllic historic village Location • Mature garden with breath-taking views • Large kitchen/dining room • Immaculately presented and finished • Master en-suite and two further double bedrooms

Expansive double garage Contemporary décor Attractive landscaped gardens

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On the Bank Holidays, we’re going to party like it’s the iron age. Real ale, local meat, vegan treats, some howling at the moon and a whole lot of cool music. We are offering up 500 invites to this special party at the foot of the iron age fort of ‘Badbury Rings’, just outside Blandford Forum and Wimborne The Friday night is all about relaxing with friends and family, with a few tunes and a little forage into the unknown, Saturday and Sunday see’s live music from a collection of amazing local talent, hot tempting local food, DJ sets from some of Dorset’s finest, and there is even a lawnmower race for those enthusiastic mob at ‘Wimborne Mowers Club’ (Loonies) This is going to be a family vibe, very chilled out weekend event, we are looking to muster up a cool collection of interesting folk, all under one blanket of South Coast stars. Join us for a night to remember, and make this the start to a Summer of amazing memories! Adults - £5.00 Fri Camping Tickets £10.00 adults (Sat with Camping) £7.50 till Midnight. Non camping Early bird tickets now available - £15.00 for weekend Kids under 14 go free (Parental control required ) Camping included,, be aware there are no washing facilites. It’s back to basics under the hill...

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or visit - to purchase online. Call 01202 885 960 or email First come, first served hot food and cold cider..

Lionstar - REGGAE , ROCK, WORLD FUSION Si Genaro - Cool creative and very smooth Nina Garcia - FIDDLE extraordinaire Benny Wain - FIDDLE extraordinaire FLY YETI FLY - country cool funksters Poetry from - Rewind the Words! THE FOX AND THE OWL - chilled folk vibes Tom Breeze - SOLO SINGER Danny Sumbler - SOLO SINGER Graffiti artists - Pete Sheridan - Gary Urchin The Fox and the Owl - BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY VIBE On The Bus - Crazy dj bus for out there tunes Hoola Cru - Hula hoop workshop REVOLUTION CLUB - acid jazz and dance And much much fun to be had... All our guest demonstrators are CRB registered. Party with us, bring your peace and love, and kick back in your own private idaho.. this is Arkadia Events. #Badburyringsrewind @Arkadiaevents

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THE ALL NEW JAGUAR XE. COMING SOON. FROM £26,995 Get ready to rewrite the rules. With its F-TYPE inspired design, the new XE is coming and it’s going to be a wake-up call for every other car in its class. With an engine range that delivers thrilling performance and impressive efficiency, the new XE will redefine the sports saloon. Find out more today.




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We are celebrating our first year as owners of Cloisters, Wimborne and what a great year it has been. We have loved meeting all our new and existing customers. It is not only the locals’ favourite, but also attracts folks from far and wide. We hope the new look Cloisters has created a relaxed ambience to enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, cake, local ales or a glass of wine for a catch up with friends and family.

We have brought a new twist to Cloisters with our ‘Cloisters After Dark’ events. This past year we have had a night of drinks and canapés, two hugely successful tapas nights and a private function for a group of hens. So a huge ‘thank you’ to all our loyal customers and our fantastic team for making year one such a success.

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If you have not yet seen the changes then drop in and say hi soon! Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor. We are open 7 days a week! Check us out on Facebook for any further ‘Cloisters After Dark’ events and our special offers. Remember we also offer a laidback, bright and airy, yet quirky café bar for private hire. Our space can be made yours for that special night!

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What's not to love about ... Wimborne? Words Sarah Simpson Images - Paul Haynes - Tim Naish - Maria O'Donell - Mirek Lucan

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Well, Wimborne Minster to be precise and apparently nothing at all according to the people who live and work there. My first visit to Wimborne involved a High Street coffee chain and weather with all the dreary characteristics of a CSI investigation. I left somewhat soggy, bemused and with the suspicion that the one-way system had been purposely designed to traumatise coach drivers. Goes to show what treasures you can miss when you don't know where to look. During subsequent visits Wimborne opened up to me, revealing itself to be a quintessentially English market town, with a vibrant and passionate community and some really great things to see and do. The headliners of course include the Folk Festival, this year taking place on the 10th, 11th and 12th June and attracting around 20,000 people to Wimborne every year. There's also an inspirational Literary Festival from the 12th to the 21st May and the Wimborne Community Theatre creating 'original theatre in unusual places' in various locations around the town. Wimborne exudes a heady mix of historic country town, art scene, folk hub and retreat from the big smoke. Think charity shops, bunting, bustling post office, well-healed pubs, upmarket groceries, names you’ll recognise like Seasalt, Phase Eight and Waitrose, and those you won’t, such as the very charming Berties, A little Decorum, Spill the Beans, Deans Court, The Tap House and The Gin House. Plus, if you have a fondness for the number nine, you should be right at home, with that number being practically squared with No. 9, No.9 on the Green and No.9 Bakery. Wimborne re-establishes the idea that Churchillian England is alive and thriving and nestled in the heart of East Dorset. The Minster quite literally presiding over everything, with the picturesque 1,300-year-old church, complete with crypt and chained library, situated squarely in the centre of town. On the peripheries sits the Stour Valley, Kingston Lacy, Badbury Rings and the very popular Farrs Meadow campsite. England’s green and pleasant land is very much on display and all very reassuringly Jam and Jerusalem. Wimborne Minster is the type of place where you don’t expect to get mugged, but could fully expect to get accosted by the WI. Plus, never underestimate the draw of a good charity shop, as one local describes them: “They are many and brilliant. Tons of exciting little bargains to be bought from friendly old ladies!” – well, who could resist? So, if you’re looking for a very pleasant change from the standard, modern High Streets, Wimborne has something for everyone. I highly recommend just clearing a day to explore; wander down side-streets, find somewhere tempting for lunch, read the noticeboards and soak up the community vibe. Visit the Minster, the Model Village or the Priest House Museum, or simply unwind and relax away from the chaos of it all, in this beautifully busy little corner of Dorset. One Wimborne business owner has phrased this far more succinctly than I have, by saying: “Wimborne is a fabulous place for residents, visitors and business owners alike because of its individuality. We have shops and businesses ranging from essential to quirky. We have brilliant events, the Minster, attractions and eateries and a town centre community that breathes life into the town for us all to enjoy.”

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We started Spill the Beans in 1976, the year of the long hot summer! Newly qualified teachers, Eric and I moved back from London to our hometown in Dorset, having missed the countryside and beautiful coastline that we had grown up with. At that time Dorset was a desert when it came to whole foods with just a few uninspiring health food chain shops selling expensive packaged food. So whilst looking for teaching posts we set up a market stall selling some basic whole foods including apricots, rice, nuts and honey. Our new customers shared our enthusiasm for healthy food and our stall quickly became established at some of Dorset’s best markets. For 27 years we ran our market stall come rain or shine and there was plenty of rain and cold too! In 1977 we opened our first shop, Spill the Beans, in West Street, Wimborne, followed by a second shop, Purbeck Wholefoods, in Wareham, in 1978. Our shops have always been a family affair but we have also worked with some wonderful people along the way, some of whom have stayed with us for over 25 years. Over the years we have kept a photographic record of many of the people we have met and the changes through the decades that shaped Spill the Beans. These are permanently on display at Spill the Beans and our customers enjoy looking at the different fashions and the products on the shelves they used to love and cannot buy anymore. The favourite picture is of my old Ford Anglia which used to double as a van when we took it to London each week to buy stock. These days Spill the Beans is regarded by many customers as having the best selection of whole foods in Dorset. We have so much choice! We constantly update our product range to include new and exciting foods and supplements and we actively host events and keep up with the latest trends in healthy eating and living. We pride ourselves on customer service and if we have not got your favourite product we will do our best to source it for you in just a day or two. SSpill the Beans’ and Purbeck Wholefood’s shelves are loaded with quality local produce, delicious Fair Trade and organically grown food from around the world and the latest ‘superfoods’ For those on specialist diets – paleo, wheat free, gluten free, raw – we have a tasty range of ‘free from foods’ and there are always excellent offers on supplements and herbal remedies too! We promote rainbow foods, sprouting, and dehydrating as well as raw foods and are always cooking up healthy recipes for people to try. We are both amazed and thrilled that we have survived 40 years on the High Street. We came out of an era where Barbara Cartland, in her sugar pink coats and false eyelashes, championed the health food industry in Britain in the early 1970s. We traded through the eighties, when the country’s economy struggled, and the noughties – the golden years of the Gillian McKeith TV legend, through the tens, with major competition from High Street chains to the present day with so much interest in superfoods and eating right to get well..  There has never been such an exciting time in the health food industry. Few evenings pass without a programme educating us about the benefits of eating well and exercise. So, we look forward to a bright future, promoting a healthy lifestyle from our family business on the High Street and from our website We will be hosting events throughout 2016 to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Please come and join us. Details will be posted on our website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Bakehouse24 A graduate of one of London's finest bakeries, Bakehouse24's head baker Pete returns to his hometown alongside his partner Jo to bring their expertise and delicious fare to the people of Ringwood.

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A graduate of one of London's finest bakeries, Bakehouse24's head baker, Pete, returns to his hometown alongside his partner Jo to bring their expertise and delicious fare to the people of Ringwood. Freshly opened on September 19th 2015, a dream was born for this passionate combo of bakery owners. Six months into this magical journey, local lad Pete and his lovely partner – in business and life – Jo, have returned to his hometown and become firmly ensconced in the buzzing to-and-fro of Ringwood, with an artisan bakery that would happily feel at home in the cool, minimal feel of a Swedish suburb, or tucked away on the fast-paced streets of New York. Before this new life, they were living in East London, and Pete was a baker at E5 Bakery in London Fields. He was at E5 from the very start and learnt his craft by going along as a volunteer, but it wasn’t long before he was offered a job. Jo trained as an actress and was working as a drama teacher before starting the bakery. When I visited the site, it was great to see locals come and go all day, not just the ‘rush hour’ of coffee and lunch take outs. “We are passionate about baking,” says Jo, “and we pride ourselves on producing delicious baked goods of exceptional quality. We set up the bakery with an open-plan style to share the theatre of the process and show that everything we sell is made on site, fresh each day. We built everything ourselves out of reclaimed materials: old pallets, scaffold boards, school chairs we found in a barn and oak from an old footbridge we rescued from Pete’s sister's farm. We now have nine wholesale customers and six staff. Pete is from Ringwood originally so is a bit of a local boy done good!”

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BakeHouse24 is an artisan bakery specialising in traditional sourdough methods, using locally milled flour to produce the finest loaves of bread, pastries and cakes. Their wholemeal flour is grown in Calshot and milled up the road at Alderholt Mill. The rest is Stoates flour from Cann Mill in Shaftesbury. They use Maple Field Milk, non-homogenised milk that pays the farmer 40p a litre rather than 14p a litre – they just love ethical sourcing! Situated on Lynes Lane, just off the High Street in Ringwood Centre, the stunning café space is the perfect spot to enjoy a wide range of bread, cakes and coffee. Thanks to the welcoming open-plan design, you can watch Pete at work preparing fresh goods throughout the day. In an effort to share their passion for traditional methods and sourdough processes, Bakehouse24 offers full day bread classes where you can learn the art of sourdough in a relaxed and friendly environment and be expertly guided through the making of delicious bread that can be easily replicated in your own kitchen. There’s lots of reasons to eat traditional sourdough. They also host visiting workshops including floristry, holistic yoga and meditation so they have a real community vibe and are always keen to do lots of outreach and charity work. “We get our coffee from Winchester Coffee Roasters, who we fell in love with as soon as we walked in and saw they had a ping pong table. It also helps that their coffee is AMAZING,” says Jo. “We try to work with local producers and suppliers for everything – our marketing, branded products, and anything else we can truly source locally!” Pop in and say hi to the guys at Bakehouse24, they will always have the cake and coffee ready!arkadia magazine

Miroslav Lucan, the figure behind LucanArt, is a Czechoslovakian born artist, designer and photographer based in Bournemouth. In recent years, his work has brought him in front of live audiences in the UK and internationally, from creating live art at Freeway Poets evenings to working as a visual facilitator for large organisations and local governments. Clean lines combined with a strong graphical approach to his work have become a trademark style – a style perfectly suited to large-scale illustrations. You can find his murals in many places across Dorset with the most recent set decorating the away fans area at the Vitality Stadium of the Premier League AFC Bournemouth. arkadia magazine

When asked about his latest work, including a large panoramic piece supported by the Bournemouth Coastal BID, this was Miroslav’s response: “It was great to create yet another piece of art relating to Bournemouth, the place I have called home for over a decade now. It’s very close to my heart. The artwork reflects my passion for the area and I thoroughly enjoyed creating this special piece which shows all the different activities happening in this eventful town.” If you would like to see the artist at work, there is an amazing opportunity to do so over the coming summer months when he is leading the Live Art section of Summer Live festival with daily art demonstrations and market happening on Bournemouth Square from 1st July to 15th August.

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Upwey Dorset Offers Over £1,250,000 EPC: Rating C

North Manor House is a stunning home that occupies an enviable location on the edge of this much sought after village. The house was built in 2010, and has been thoughtfully designed to fit beautifully with the narrative of its glorious surroundings of 1.75 acres. Modern touches such as HDMI, surround sound cabling and underfloor heat recovery system are integrated into over 4,000 sq. foot of spacious accommodation. All velux windows are electric and have rain sensors. The spacious accommodation presents beautifully throughout with all five bedrooms having en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms. There is an extended triple garage and plenty of parking; the grounds and parking are all secured by electric gates. . . • Over 4,000 Square Foot • Set in 1.75 acres • Cinema room/study • Five double bedrooms (all ensuite) • Master suite with dressing room & bathroom

Large family room with three further reception rooms Village setting close to Dorchester & Weymouth Large kitchen/family room with bi-fold doors opening onto the garden

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Seadown, designed with effortless style and elegance, using textures and materials chosen to create a cool, contemporary and sophisticated home. Striking architecture provides the framework for a stunning contemporary building, creating six stylish apartments and a majestic penthouse suite with roof garden. Some of the apartments enjoy coastal and country views. Externally the front and rear gardens will be beautifully landscaped with a fabulous 'water wall' feature (with lighting and remote controlled) cascading over stone and slate to provide a fitting setting for these gorgeous properties. • Close to the Coast • Off-Road Parking • Six 2 Bedroom Apartments • Stunning Large Penthouse • En-suite to Master Bedrooms

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

Preston Dorset Prices from £295,000 EPC: TBC

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Shitterton Bere Regis Dorset £359,950 EPC: Rating D

This is a delightful, semi - detached period ‘exheadmistress’’ cottage located in a popular hamlet close to a friendly village with good amenities. This attractive property has been sympathetically maintained to respect its historic charm with many original features, yet sensitively updated. A stunning conservatory opens onto a pretty, and private, garden. Perfectly located for access to Poole/Bournemouth, the county town Dorchester and the historic riverside town of Wareham, the pretty hamlet of Shitterton has a stream running through it and a road that leads only to fields and countryside.

Delightful 3 Bed Period Cottage Friendly Hamlet Setting Sought After Location • Semi-Rural Setting • Many Original Features • Rural Views • Large Conservatory

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Carefully and sensitively maintained by the current owners, this is a delightful period home located in a private and tranquil setting. Thought to date from the early 19th Century the cottage offers charming and elegant accommodation set within mature gardens and surrounded by unspoilt countryside and splendid views. Its tranquil setting belies the important fact that the property is just 7 miles from Poole and 5 miles from the riverside market town of Wareham. The hamlet of West Morden has a popular public house, village hall and 19th Century Church.

• 4 Bedrooms and 2 Receptions • Private and Tranquil Location • Charming Mature Gardens • Garage and Ample Parking

Attractive Small Country House Wonderfully Rural Setting Grade 2 Listed

West Morden Wareham Dorset Guide Price £645,000 EPC: Exempt

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Key Developments Fleur de Lis, A special development in Wareham. We have been hand-picked by Renaissance Retirement to market Fleur de Lis, their new luxury retirement development in Wareham. Fleur de Lis features stunning apartments offering an independent lifestyle, in a contemporary setting close to the town centre. Buyers will benefit from Renaissance’s complimentary SmoothMove service, which eases the pressures, stress and cost of moving home. For more information about Fleur de Lis call our Wareham office. Resting in the heart of Dorchester, was originally built for the widow of the 6th Earl of Shaftesbury and is now an engaging collection of

apartments and townhouses. Painstakingly preserved Stratton House has an undeniable air of elegance approached by a grand entrance hall with sweeping staircase leading to the upper floors (in addition to the lift) with sensitive refurbishment creating a set of uniquely individual homes. Wadham House, again in Dorchester, is a Georgian town house, built in the early 1800s with all the panache and style of this period in architecture, such as deep sash pane windows, fanlights, iron balustrading, cornicing and mouldings. This now forms the elegant ‘Wadham House’ development, which has been meticulously converted into five fine apartments, and one cottage, ‘Wadham Cottage all with the rare advantage

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Wadham House, Dorchester of parking and a communal garden to the rear. For more information about the Stratton House and Wadham House developments call out Dorchester office.

How to Be Snug as a Bug! We have got together with Dorset Wildlife Trust and Silverlake, the sustainable holiday home development near Dorchester, to run an eco-friendly competition to design and build a unique bug house. A bug house is a manmade structure created from natural materials. Most consist of several different sections that provide insects with nesting facilities, shelter and refuge. Bug houses are also popular amongst gardeners and fruit and vegetable growers due to encouraging insect pollination. The competition is open to everyone including environmentally friendly businesses, schools and individuals. To help potential entrants, the organisers have produced a useful fact sheet with a range of tips and advice for designing a bug house, and how to attract various insects and wildlife, including bees, frogs, beetles, lacewings, hedgehogs and ladybirds. The tips cover the sort of materials to use and how to create desirable nooks and crannies with inexpensive everyday items. The fact sheets are free and are available from the DOMVS offices in

Dorchester, Wareham and Preston. The best three designs will be built by Silverlake with the overall winner’s bug house being adopted by Silverlake and used around the development. See for more details.

Purbeck Art Weeks 2016 We are continuing our sponsorship of the annual Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, which highlights the artistic talent in and around the Purbeck region. This year we are sponsoring the PYA Celebrations Awards evening at Rollington Barn followed by the highlight, the annual Colourful

Partnership evening, this year at the Wareham Corn Exchange. Come along and join us.

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No Fixed Abode we chat to Tony and Una, see them live at #Badburyringsrewind May 28th

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Irish-born Una Walsh and Mancunian Tony Dean are a music duo now settled in Shaftesbury. They play their own brand of original music around the south west. Imagine Joni Mitchell having a bottle or two of malt whisky with Bruce Springsteen and then getting out the guitars. Their belief is that without music, life would be a mistake. In fact, they were brave enough to give up their day jobs and are trying to make a living as troubadours in music. Pairing the Irish charm of Una’s vocals, who has entertained and enchanted past Prime Ministers and the world famous Carnegie Hall crowd in the USA, with the guitar work of Tony and they are there in the trenches, trying to win the hearts and minds of those that listen. Think of them as a reset to music that means something once your computer has crashed. They don’t do much ‘publicity’, they make music. It is all there on the website, from links to Youtube and quotes, not from themselves but from people who have discovered them and love their music. If you have yet to hear or see them then take note, they are playing all around the area this summer. From the world championship nettle eating contest at the Bottle Inn, Marshwood to the Smoked and Uncut Pig on the Beach music festival in Studland to the White Lion, Bourton village charity day. You can catch them in Shaftesbury as they are playing two gigs as part of the Shaftesbury fringe Festival. http://shaftesburyfringe. They have been recording a new album, a slow process, a bit like having a coffee in Shaftesbury. They have slowly added new songs on Youtube and have released a single called Fallen Stars. This is in homage to the musicians who have slipped away. So many of them seem to have gone this year that it just felt right to say thanks and if there is such a thing as an afterlife they cannot wait to go and see the gig. You can keep up-to-date with the album and they encourage you to make comments on all their songs, sort of a free X Factor thing. Just go to the Youtube/Soundcloud sites and away you go, who knows, you may be the next great music journalist. For all information on gigs, festivals, music or anything else go to

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THE FLYING BOATS of the WHY Jewellers Parkstone Moth Open 2016 Defying gravity is a captivating sight. Yet this is what these diminutive sailing craft seem to achieve as they fly four feet above the water, at speeds of up to 35 mph. The statistics of these craft are unique. The “formula 1 style� all carbon fibre hulls of these flying machines weigh around 6 kg. At only 11 feet long and so narrow at around 1 foot wide they have no inherent stability; ostensibly the only boat in the world that will not stay upright of its own accord.

It is the consummate skill of the sailor that allows them to perform as they do, literally flying on a pair of hydrofoils which are not much bigger than machete blades. They are the fastest single handed sailing dinghy in the world, often travelling at twice the speed of the wind, a fact that seems to defy logic itself.

This class of boat is called The Moth, and is now legendary in the sailing world. Indeed we can be proud that the very finest of these are built locally, by Maguire boats, with a skill and precision beyond compare. An esteemed group of some of the UKs most elite sailors descended on Poole Harbour to race against each other in these amazing flying boats at a grand prix event expertly organised by Parkstone Yacht Club. The event was proudly sponsored by WHY Jewellers who have deep historic links with the sailing world. Renowned for fine diamonds and the creation of bespoke jewellery, WHY had designed and crafted a pair of cufflinks in the shape of the Moth logo, a fitting first prize for the winner of the event. Flying faster than the wind that powers it sounds impossible, and so the Moth provides a stunning visual allegory to one of the world’s most urgent environmental issues; how to get energy from the environment in a pure, sustainable way. As these foiling craft silently and magically rip across the surface of the sea they leave almost no trace, no wake, no waves behind them, and no pollution. And so it should be with the energy we use to move across the oceans, air and the earth. Pertinently, and with a passionate empathy for the

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After the most challenging sailing conditions which

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pushed the sailor’s physiques and skills to the extreme, it was Chris Rashley who finally triumphed, narrowly beating Olympian Jason Belben who held second place, with Mike Lennon in third. So if you find yourself looking out over the waters of Poole harbour, and are fortunate to see a foiling moth ethereally flying over the seas, hold the thought of our power and how we should use it in this precious, beautiful, fragile world. Event sponsored by

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Not in the National Interest Polly Greenway, Director of DOMVS comments, ‘the property market is never static, but it is perhaps now at a unique juncture. It is hard to think of a time when the market was so politicised. Following on from last year’s general election and the Scottish referendum in 2014, we now face the UK European referendum in June. No market likes uncertainty, and on top of various recent tax changes - especially in the buy-to-let and second home sectors – these political events are certainly making some buyers and sellers wonder if they should wait for the dust to settle before moving. But what if future events prevent the dust from settling? Perhaps after the referendum there will be something else to think about – a possible interest rate change, the US presidential election in November or some fresh global, economic or humanitarian crisis. The point is that our lives, although influenced by politician’s, do not march to the drum of politics. They have their own rhythms governed by personal events like leaving school or college, partnering or marriage, births, jobs, income changes, relocation, retirement, and – underlying it all – individual ambitions. Some say there is never a perfect time to move home, but of course there is; it’s the time that is dictated by life. In or out of the European Union or despite what future events are in store, we all have personal agendas that largely ignore national and international affairs as we seek to

Full House for Land Seminar We held the first of our two major land and building seminars at Kingston Maurward College at the beginning of April. The seminar attracted a full house with close to 130 attendees accepting an invitation to hear an update on the current state of the land and building market. The opening address was given by the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, followed by speakers from DOMVS Property Specialists, Chapman Lily Planning, Morgan Carey Architects and Close Brothers Property Finance. The speakers covered a range of topics from current Dorset planning regulations to property design, building finance and the costs involved. Said Polly Greenway, “We thought there would be interest in this market from people with land to spare, but the interest surpassed what we expected. After the event attendees were queuing to speak to the experts. The event overran by over an hour just because of the interest and the number of questions.”

provide for our families and ourselves. We don’t move home in the national interest. We move home in our own interest, to fulfil our own ambitions. Despite what politicians may have us believe, our own houses are rather more significant to us as individuals than either the Houses of Parliament in London or the European Commission in Brussels. Perhaps it’s best to forget politicians when it comes to moving home and listen instead to our hearts – and our financial advisors.

Changes to EPC Regulations from 1st April 2016 As from 1st April 2016 all tenants residing in a property with an F or G energy efficient rating will have the right to request improvements to bring their property up to a minimum E rating. Landlords cannot unreasonably refuse the request to carry out such work. The new regulations also state that as from 1st April 2018, all Landlords will be required to have an EPC certificate with a minimum rating of E for all tenancies commencing on or after this date. Furthermore, from 1st April 2020 all tenancies, new and existing will also need to comply. For further information with regards to the new regulations please contact Debbie Turner on 01305 757300.

Working with Local Schools In partnership with Dorchester Literary Festival, and with the support of Dorchester Library and Waterstones Dorchester, we have launched a special competition aimed at local school children. The idea is to encourage creative writing, and students have been invited to submit stories based on the theme ‘A Dorset Story’. Four local schools are taking part, with winners to be announced in early summer. Three rounds of judging will take place, with the overall winners being selected by Lord Fellowes and winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, David Solomons. The response from the schools has been fantastic. Jo Bourne, Year Three teacher at St Mary’s, Dorchester said, ‘The ‘Story House’

competition has given our children at St Mary’s Catholic School a real interest in their surrounding area, and has helped produce some wonderful writing. A great idea!’

Strangest Request yet We held one of our regular Dorset property exhibitions at our Fine & Country London office at the end of last month. As usual, a large number of buyers were looking to move out of hectic London to Dorset for a new way of life. As part of the process the team from DOMVS (pictured) took along details of a number of properties, while the potential buyers outlined where in the county they would like to live and the sort of property they dreamed of. However, this time they had one of the strangest requests ever. A potential Dutch buyer based in the capital set up a meeting to ask specifically for a Dorset based lighthouse,

preferably in the Sandbanks area, with its own private beach and its own helicopter pad! Our own Polly Greenway said “We had to explain that lighthouses rarely come up in the South West let alone Dorset or Sandbanks, but that we would do our best to find him his dream home” The search is now on.


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A delightful Grade 2 listed 3 bedroom period thatched cottage, positioned down a secluded and very private lane and with far-reaching views across the Dorset countryside. Many original features including inglenook fireplace with woodburning and beamed ceilings. Idyllically set within a large wrap-around garden.

Ideal for those who want to ‘get away from it all’ yet only 7 miles from the riverside town of Wareham. With 3 double bedrooms, 2 receptions and surprisingly generous kitchen/breakfast room - and chain free; all set within a magical location.

Large Wrap-Around Garden Splendid Rural Setting Grade 2 Listed


• Charming Thatched Dorset Cottage • Many Original Features • Rural Views • Chain Free

Bloxworth Dorset Guide Price £475,000 EPC: Exempt

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Waddock Cross Nr Dorchester Dorset Guide Price £1,250,000 EPC: Rating C

The owners say “we love the fact we’re in the heart of the country, as we have always had horses and other animals and yet are so close to amenities. We really feel we have the best of both worlds”. This is a handsome house with substantial and generous accommodation, separate purpose-built annexe, tennis court, twoacre paddock, and a considerable range of outbuildings, stabling and garaging. Beautifully located within approx. 4.427 acres including the paddocks, the property takes full advantage of the commanding views over the surrounding Dorset countryside towards the Purbeck Hills.

Approx. 4.427 Acres Including Paddocks And Formal Gardens Wonderfully Rural Setting Substantial Country Home

• Garaging (Six In Total) • Two Stables, Two Pony Boxes & Two Field Shelters • Tennis Court • Separate Annexe

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Swanage Dorset £795,000 EPC: Rating C This is a refreshingly spacious property of open plan, contemporary design. Beautifully light and airy and with generously sized rooms. Quietly located in a much sought after area close to Durlston Country Park and with sea views from all the bedrooms, this exceptional property is close to the town centre and wonderful sandy beaches of Swanage. A 5/6 double bedroom detached family home with 2/3 large reception rooms plus a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/garden room: a wonderful family space. A good sized garden offering space for both play and outside entertaining.

• Contemporary Open Plan Living Accommodation • Five/Six Double Bedrooms • Close to Durlston Country Park & Downs • Off-Road Parking & Garage

Beautifully renovated family home Sea views from all first floor windows Close to town and beaches

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A simply enchanting 2 double bedroom, Grade 2 Listed cottage, believed to have been built around the 1580's, brimming with character and original features; the charming sitting room has a wonderfully large inglenook fireplace as its focal point. Located in the wonderfully historic village of Corfe Castle, famous for Enid Blyton, steam trains and magnificent castle ruins, this charming property has a surprisingly large garden which runs down to the common with its own private access to this wonderful space with view across to Corfe Castle.

Located In popular historic village Enchanting Grade 2 listed cottage 2 double bedrooms

• Idyllic period cottage • Charming private garden with views • Many original features • Close to beaches at Swanage & Studland

Corfe Castle Dorset Guide Price £325,000 EPC: Exempt

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Summer, a time for contemplation of the mind... Whether you're reading this by the pool, on the golf course, in your fave coffee house or ma...

Summer loving 2016  

Summer, a time for contemplation of the mind... Whether you're reading this by the pool, on the golf course, in your fave coffee house or ma...