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Lilliput Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole. Guide Price £625,000 Immaculately presented, triple aspect, 3 bedroom penthouse apartment. ‘101’ adjoins the prestigious Parkstone Golf Course, ideally located between Canford Cliffs Village and Lilliput. Perfect for a down size or a lock up and leave. EPC:C

Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole. Guide Price £1,250,000 Particularly attractive & contemporary 4 bedroom house built by the well regarded local developer Towncourt Homes. Finished to a brilliant standard, with underfloor heating throughout. Set within half a mile of Canford Cliffs Village. EPC:A

Martello Road, Branksome Park, Poole. Guide Price £1,725,000 Impressive 6 bedroom house in a secluded position on one of Branksome Park’s most sought after roads. Accessed via a long private driveway with electric gates. Planning permission to erect a 7,500sq.ft. house in a traditional style. EPC:E

Elms Avenue, Lilliput, Poole. Guide Price £2,39 5,000 ‘Laguna’, a stunning 4 bedroom waterside property set in a prestigious Lilliput location. Views across the Blue Lagoon from all principal reception rooms and bedrooms. Perfect as a family home or a weekend holiday home. EPC:B

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GOADSBY ADVERTISE XMAS FAYRE Goadsby are proud to have advertised the Sylvan Infant School and Branksome Heath Junior School Christmas Fayre. Goadsby boards around Parkstone advertised the event which took place on 5th December 2015. Mark Sanderson, Divisional Director, commented “we are always looking for ways to help out local community events and welcomed the opportunity to help advertise the event. The fayre was a great success with most of the stands running out of prizes and over £2,500 was raised for the schools.” If you have an upcoming event taking place in and around Poole please contact Mark on 01202 686555 to see how Goadsby can be of assistance.

NEW YEAR NEW HAIR – SCISSORS BOURNEMOUTH When welcoming in the New Year it’s best to do so with a fresh approach – a new resolution perhaps or a new goal … as well as new hair. Whether it be a new style, colour or even just a beautiful blowdry, Scissors Bournemouth is here to give you the top tips to giving your hair a new lease of life just in time for the New Year. Which colour? 2016 is the year to embrace the softer tones. Colours such as honey blondes, caramel and soft auburn will prove popular throughout the year with clients opting for lighter tones as we enter the summer months. At Scissors, they conduct a ‘Skin Tone Analysis’, a personal colour consultation that determines the correct tone and shade to compliment the clients complexion. Which Style? Selecting a style for the new you is an exciting prospect. Taking inspiration from the runways around the world, 2016 will see the return of the fringe while encouraging the embrace of natural texture. From soft waves to loose buns, they are encouraging clients to lay off the heat appliances and encourage them to welcome their natural styles. How to keep hair looking fabulous! Scissors advise clients to take care of their hair as they would their

health. Just like your body, your hair needs nutrients in order to grow and of course, be beautiful. Within the salon they recommend the use of a good moisturizing hair masque to all our clients, advising them to use this once per week in order to inject vital nutrients back into the follicles. The over use of colour, heat appliances and styling products can often dehydrate the hair and it is essential that key nutrients are given back in order to restore health. Product Recommendations Wella Professionals SP Repair Shampoo and Conditioner. This is one of the best product partnerships to encourage growth and of course repair the hair after extreme product or styling use. It repairs and protects the hair leaving it full of vitality and full of fabulous shine as well as adding key nutrients. Wella Professionals SP Hydrate Mask. A must for everyone! This has been specifically designed to hydrate hair without overpowering or weighing it down. The mask is enriched with pro vitamin b5, which nurtures the hair, and helps maintain a healthy moisture balance. Scissors recommend using the mask once per week in order to gain key nutrients.

DIVERSE ABILITIES IS HERE TO HELP SAVE YOUR FAMILY STRESS The Advice Team at Diverse Abilities, a local disability charity, is encouraging the Dorset community to create a lasting power of attorney (LPA) to avoid stress for their family in the future. A lasting power of attorney ensures that a family member will have someone to manage their money, access bank accounts or make welfare decisions on their behalf if they lose mental capacity. Without creating a lasting power of attorney, a spouse, partner or next of kin does not have the legal power to manage money and bank accounts can be frozen. Therefore the family could have to apply to the Court of Protection, for a deputyship order to get the legal power. This is a more complicated, more expensive and a slower process to go through than creating and registering an LPA. To help the local Dorset community, the charity’s Advice Team is able to provide guidance on lasting power of attorneys, as well as provide help filling in the forms, registering the LPA and applying for a reduction in fees. Working with the Diverse Abilities Advice Team will also save some money. The service charges an affordable fee, which is substantially lower cost than most solicitors and will not be making a profit. A previous client of the Advice Team said: “I am very grateful to Diverse Abilities for their help in drawing up the Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs), for my parents. I had not realised that a solicitor is not always required and Diverse Abilities helped explain and arrange necessary documentation in a professional and sensitive manner.” The service has a number of experienced and friendly advisors and they will visit you in the comfort of your own home if required. They explain in straight forward, ordinary language and help you to make the decisions and choices you need. For more information contact them on 0300 330 5514 or find out more at www.diverseabilities.org.uk/advice

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WINKWORTH ANTICIPATE A BUSY YEAR Winkworth are looking forward to another busy year and anticipate their Westbourne and newly acquired Southbourne offices will see an increase in both sales and lettings transactions throughout 2016. Winkworth remain one of the area’s leading Estate and Letting Agents and have been operating in Westbourne for over twenty years. They pride themselves on the professional and personal service they provide each and every one of their clients. With legislation forever changing and the lack of regulation within the property industry, it is more important than ever to choose a reputable Estate or Letting Agent to deal with your property whether selling or letting. Read Winkworth’s editorial on page 17 to ensure you are entrusting the correct agent to act on your behalf and you are protected should the worst happen.

MK ESTATES WIN TOP AGENT AWARD Congratulations to Dania at MK Estates in Bournemouth for winning the Local Property Law ‘TOP AGENT’ Celtic Manor prize, donated by Bernard Chill & Axtell. With over 75 agents on board the aim of the challenge was to instruct Local Property Law Solicitors with the most referrals from one estate agent in the area for the month of December. Picture is of Dania receiving her Luxury Stay for 2 voucher from Nick Bush at Local Property Law.

BOURNEMOUTH’S TOURISM AWARDS – LAST CHANCE TO ENTER Midnight on Monday 11th January is your last chance to enter the 2016 Bournemouth Tourism Awards so please make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to be an award winner. The Bournemouth Tourism Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of businesses in and around the Bournemouth area and are open to anyone who runs a tourist attraction or works in the tourism, hospitality or services sector, the awards are a recognised accolade of their success. The Awards are free to enter and are open to any business which has been trading for 12 months or more, based in the BH1 to BH11 post code areas, or a business which has an impact on Tourism in Bournemouth Said Des Simmons, Chair of the Bournemouth Tourism Board (BTMB) and Managing Director of Bournecoast Ltd, “We have had a great response so far, and this is your last chance to enter and stand a chance of celebrating your successes, hard work and dedication, no matter the size of your business. The awards are a great opportunity for businesses and for your team to be given

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, was pleased to present two lucky raffle winners with a diamond pendant during its 60th anniversary celebrations thanks to Franses Jewellers in Bournemouth. recognition for their hard work and dedication to the tourism and hospitality sectors. Each and every business helps us offer Bournemouth as a world class experience and destination some we hope that you will tell us about your special place or firm favourites!” Entries are now open and the closing date is midnight on Monday 11th January 2016. To find out the full list of catagories or to enter or nominate visit: www. tourism-awards.co.uk/Bournemouth To keep up to date and for more information about the awards, how to enter or how to become a sponsor please visit www.tourism-awards.co.uk/ bournemouth or email richard@tourismawards.co.uk Tickets are £45 each plus VAT and are available on line.

SAVILLS CANFORD CLIFFS SUPPORTS LEWIS-MANNING! As a result of a successful 2015, Savills Canford Cliffs and Wimborne offices were delighted to make a donation to the Lewis-Manning Hospice on Evening Hill. The hospice relies on donations to facilitate and expand its day hospice, breathlessness clinic, lymphoedema clinic and provide a bedded palliative care unit. Lewis-Manning provides free care and support for people in East Dorset living with cancer, Parkinson’s Disease and other life-limiting illnesses. The hospice is set in a stunning location overlooking Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island and they enable people to find way to manage their symptoms and to enjoy now.


Keith Fensom head of the Canford Cliffs office commented “We felt it important to support this very important local charity and to try and help in any way we can. At Savills we like to support local charities and will continue to try and raise funds for the hospice next year.”

The Diamond Raffle ran throughout the charity’s diamond year and was announced at its Diamond Gala Ball that took place in November. The winning ticket was 27877 and the lucky winner was Nathan Santangelo-Barber, whose wife Sian, works for the charity’s supported living team. Luckily Nathan and Sian attended the ball and were presented with the diamond pendant with an 18 carat white gold chain on the night. During the Diamond Gala Ball a second raffle took place and Natasha Cole, from Southampton, was the lucky winner of an 18ct gold diamond heart pendant, set with brilliant-cut diamonds on an 18ct gold chain. Natasha attended the ball with her partner who works for BBX, one of the gala ball sponsors. Helen Mortimer, fundraising manager, at Diverse Abilities said: “A big congratulations to both our winners and a huge thank you goes to everyone that purchased tickets for both raffles, which raised over £8,500 for Diverse Abilities.” To find out more regarding Diverse Abilities visit www.diverseabilities.org. uk or call 01202 718266.




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NEW OFFICE SPACE NEARS COMPLETION – CHURCHFIELD EXPAND FOR 2016 After a very noisy and dusty few months, Churchfield are excited to announce the office refurbishment and building works are expected to be completed by the middle of February 2016. Please feel free to pop in for a coffee and have a look around if you are passing. Whether you are an existing client or perhaps are looking for free no obligation advice on any property matters, they welcome you to come and discuss your requirements. Churchfield are looking forward to a very busy and successful 2016 with several new sites coming to fruition in the Bournemouth and surrounding area providing a much needed influx of affordable properties for both lettings and first time buyers 2016 is set to be a very exciting year. w w w. c h u r c h f i e l d . uk.com – 01202 779911 – 122 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8UT

GOLD AGAIN! HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL AWARDED BEST LARGE AGENCY FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR Hamptons International took home Gold for Best Large Agency for the fourth consecutive year at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015 in association with the Sunday Times and The Times, held at The Lancaster London Hotel on Friday 4 December. The event is recognised as one of the most prestigious events in the industry calendar and attracted stiff competition from agents across the country. It was once again supported by The Sunday Times and The Times, with the winners presented with their awards, by International rugby star and MBE Matt Dawson. Hamptons International also scooped Silver for Best Training and Development and Philip Knight from Hamptons

International’s Caterham branch won Best Valuer. Award winners were decided following a rigorous and thorough judging process by a panel of 20 industry experts. The judging process was overseen by The Property Ombudsman, Christopher Hamer and Gerry Fitzjohn, VP of The Property Ombudsman acted as Arbiter.

Throughout the year we have been working hard to grow our business share, invest in our staff and above all else provide our clients with outstanding customer service. To be acknowledged for these efforts by a group of industry experts is extremely rewarding and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees.

THE WINNER OF THE STOURFIELD JUNIOR SCHOOL ART COMPETITION IS ANNOUNCED new ownership in the summer and since then they have been very eager to integrate themselves into the strong family community within the area. Fergus Naylor of Winkworth commented “We are really pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside Stourfield Junior School and we are looking forward to sponsoring more competitions and school events in 2016”.

A local artist had the tough task of deciding on the winner and after much deliberation it was agreed that Sam Muslin should be chosen because of the great detail and effort he went to. Everyone in the office agreed that his picture showed a friendly, fun home which we would all enjoy living in ourselves. Winkworth in Southbourne came under

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Marc Goldberg, Head of Sales at Hamptons International, commented: “We are delighted to have been recognised for the fourth consecutive year as the UK’s Best Large Agency at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards.

To win these categories from a competition pool of more than 6,000 estate agency offices from around the country is an enormous achievement.”

Winkworth in Southbourne are pleased to announce the winner of an art competition they have been running alongside Stourfield Junior School. The pupils were given the task of designing & drawing their perfect home with the best entry winning a family ticket to LEGOLAND.


HAMILTONS ANNOUNCE THEIR “TRADESMAN OF THE YEAR” Following his hard work, Simon, was announced as Hamiltons “Tradesman of the Year”, he has been kept on his toes throughout 2015 and receives his well earn certificate and beers with a big bright smile. Simon comments, “It’s so nice to be recognised for my hard efforts, thank you so much Hamiltons!”.

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TALBOT WOODS, bournemouth

Attractive ground floor apartment ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø kitchen ø 2 reception rooms ø sun patio ø garage and visitors parking ø EPC=C

Traditional house in tree lined avenue ø 4/5 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 4 receptions ø study ø kitchen/breakfast room ø utility room ø double garage ø EPC=D

Guide £535,000

Guide £795,000

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

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Commanding position overlooking Parkstone Golf Course ø open south west facing aspect ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø kitchen/dining room ø sitting room ø landscaped garden ø EPC=C

Luxurious apartment with exceptional Harbour Views ø open plan kitchen//dining/day room ø 3 double bedrooms ø 60ft terrace and balcony ø secure parking ø EPC=C

Guide £1.085 million

Guide £1.25 million

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

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New Instruction BRANKSOME PARK, poole


Bright and spacious property in a secluded location ø 4 bedrooms ø 4 bathrooms ( 3 en suite) ø 3/4 reception rooms ø utility room ø conservatory ø quadruple integral garage ø landscaped gardens ø EPC=D

Delightful house in a prime location ø private road close to beach and shops ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 bath/shower rooms ø 3 reception rooms ø kitchen/breakfast room ø utility room ø double garage ø landscaped garden

Guide £1.395 million Freehold

Guide £1.5 million

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

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Stunning newly built contemporary house in sought after road ø 4/5 bedrooms ø 4 bath/shower rooms ø open plan kitchen/ living/dining area ø 3 receptions ø double garage ø EPC=B

Two new contemporary award winning houses ø close to Sandbanks beach ø Harbour views from principal rooms ø 4 en suite bedrooms ø lounge/dining room ø kitchen area ø sun terrace ø double garage ø EPC=B

Guide £1.795 million

Prices from £1.995 million

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From £835,000*


Exclusive development of twenty five luxury 4 and 5-bedroom detached properties, all featuring double garages.

• Single oven

• Luxury white bathroom suites

• Steam oven (plots 24 & 25 only)

Located on the site of the old Dormy hotel and adjacent to the prestigious Ferndown Golf Course.

• Integrated dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator and combination microwave

• Under floor heating to the ground floor with radiators upstairs (under floor throughout in Plots 24 & 25)


• Gas hob with glass splashback • Wine cooler SHOW HOME (PLOT 16) Now open 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. No appointment required.

• Quartz worktops with upstand • LED under cabinet lighting • Satin chrome electrical fittings

• Oak faced internal doors • Timber stairs with glass balustrade and oak handrail • Built-in wardrobes to bedrooms 1 and 2 offering substantial storage • PEAs band ‘B’

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* The prices and particulars regarding properties are correct at the time of the production of this literature, however can be amended at any time, you should check the latest position with us before viewing. Images may also include optional upgrades which may only be available at an additional cost, please contact us for clarification or refer to the brochure.




A DEVELOPMENT OF 8 LUXURY 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS This luxury development of just 8 brand new apartments literally touches the championship-length Ferndown golf course. Its address is surely the premier road in Ferndown, where a sense of privilege and achievement is taken for granted. PRICES FROM ÂŁ375,000

VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Savills, Wessex House, Priors Walk, East Borough, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1PB


01202 492518 Email: glong@savills.com

Hearnes, 390 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 9AU


01202 890890 Email: james@hearnes.com





A superb, off plan development of 20 signature villas, ideally positioned in the heart of Marbella East. Surrounded by 3 golf courses and the best beaches on the Costa del Sol, this is the perfect location for those who want to enjoy the real Marbella. You are free to personalise the decor, layout, entertainment and cinema systems of these luxury homes.

A luxurious and spacious elevated ground floor apartment with great views over the golf and the sea located in the highly sought after area of La Quinta. The property consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sunny outside space.

PRICES STARTING FROM €1,690,000 (£1,196,282*) WW463

Air conditioning (Hot/cold) | Alarm system | 24 hr Security | Architect Designed


€ 398,000 (£290,317*) WW434

€525,000 (£382,956*) WW466

Air conditioning (Hot/cold) | Breathtaking Views | Close to Golf Courses | Communal Gardens | Communal Pool | Accommodation on one level | Great Rental Potential | South Facing



A lovely, light and bright three bedroom, two bathroom villa built on one floor in Estepona and situated only a two minute walk from the beach. Other benefits include a private pool set within a patio garden and off street parking.

An exquisitely designed contemporary house in the heart of Gaucin village with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wonderful walled garden with swimming pool and spectacular views. Features include underfloor heating and double glazing.

€ 550,000 (£401,192*) WW437

€ 640,000 (£466,842*) WW397

The property consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 Stunning complex in Monte Halcones, one of bathrooms, kitchen and a large lounge and dining the most exclusive areas of Costa del Sol, within FREEHOLD area. It’s got a large sunny terrace of over£2,750,000 37 m2. the prestigious residential area of La Zagaleta. Located in the sought after area of La Quinta and This complex of magnificent homes combines only extraordinary a 10 minute drive from Puerto Banus elegance and functionality location. Air conditioning | Accommodation on one level | An and individual modern country house ininaa perfect stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the


Air conditioning (Hot/cold) | Breathtaking Views | Close to Golf Courses | Communal broadly Palladian in styleGardens and is| a Communal Pool | En-suite Bathroom | Golf Views

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Close to Golf Courses | En-suite Bathroom | Garage Air conditioning (Hot/cold) | Close to Amenities | | Private Swimming Pool | Solar Panels | 2 Minute Closesingle to Golf Courses Poolwith | Communal wide, storey| Communal building large windows over looking the gardens. It Gardens | Fully Fitted Kitchen | Magnificent Sea Views walk to the Beach | South Facing Private Garden

Double Garage | Balconies | Fireplace | Double

Glazing | Laundry/Utility Room |to Private Swimming was extended in 1978 include a Pool | View of Africa over Straits of Gibraltar

garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets

Winkworth arewhich delighted introduce surrounding the roof has good to storage space.

their new office in Marbella working in association with Winkworth Westbourne. a truly and professional finding service. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | gardenOffering room | hall | drawing roompersonal | studio complex | dining room | wine cellarproperty | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Whether you are looking for a holiday home, investment or are considering moving to the Costa Del Sol, our experienced team can guide you through the process and source your dream property. MARBELLA 941 BATTERSEA| 0034 7228880 9265 | 020 952 info@winkworth.es battersea@winkworth.co.uk

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The private rental sector is currently unregulated and is therefore left open to abuse by small, financially unstable firms holding large sums of money. Although there are many schemes in place to regulate Lettings Agencies, none of them are compulsory, leaving clients who use these firms unprotected should the worst happen. There have been a number of documented cases over recent months, both local and national where Lettings Agencies have closed and both Landlords and Tenants monies have been stolen by rogue agents, some of which have involved large sums of money which have been unrecoverable. It may sometimes seem attractive to use Lettings Agencies who offer reduced fees and offers that appear to be extremely competitive; who wouldn’t want to get the best deal. However, it is extremely important to use a firm that voluntarily registers with the relevant regulatory bodies in order to protect your money and ensure that you are receiving the best advice by qualified members of staff.

Winkworth Management are voluntary members of the following schemes and have been established as a Letting Agency in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas for over twenty years and manage in excess of 500 properties in the area. We have ARLA qualified staff and an in-house compliance department ensuring that we adhere to the latest regulations relating to letting properties. Our client accounts are regularly audited and we adhere to a strict code of conduct with regards to our client money protection scheme which protects our Landlords and Tenants money against dishonesty. Should you be considering letting your property or are not entirely happy with the service you are receiving form your current Letting Agent, please contact Winkworth to discuss the services we can offer on 01202 767313 or email kgray@winkworth.co.uk

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London, the Home Counties and beyond has become increasingly important in the local property market.


Over recent years, the private rental sector has grown rapidly and as a result, many new Lettings Agencies have entered the marketplace in an attempt to take advantage of this growing business.

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The Chines, a brand new exclusive development of four luxury town houses situated in a peaceful, leafy cul-de-sac within the cosmopolitan of Penn Hill.

An attractive four bedroom modern home finished to a high specification throughout. The property is walking distance to Parkstone Golf Course as well as being within close proximity to Penn Hill Village.

Four Bedrooms | Three receptions | Garden | Gated with Off Road Parking

Four Bedrooms | Open Plan Living | Gated with Off Road Parking | EPC Rating D






A modern two bedroom penthouse apartment set within a gated development situated within easy walking distance to Ashley Cross village.

A modern purpose built apartment situated in a highly desirable location within walking distance of Penn Hill village.

A well presented three bedroom ground floor apartment situated a short level walk into Canford Cliffs village offering generous accommodation.

An immaculate and deceptively spacious four storey town house set in a secure gated complex of just four properties and offered with a private rear garden.

Penthouse Apartment | Two bedrooms | Off Road Parking | EPC Rating C

Two Bedrooms | Balcony | Off Street Parking | EPC Rating C

Ground Floor Apartment | Three bedrooms | Balcony | EPC Rating D

Three bedrooms | Two receptions | Balcony | Off Street Parking

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space.

LOWER PARKSTONE £359,950 POOLE £230,000 LILLIPUT £499,950 LOWER PARKSTONE £1,500,000 Windsor View is an| exclusive development of A detached two double bedroom Set in a| modern harbour room side development An expansive and lake modern four bedroom Four bedrooms four bathrooms | garden room hall | drawing | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar |property integrated garaging | small arboretum | over six luxury apartments set within fully landscaped

communal gardens and is located in a quiet acres of land

location within the heart of Lower Parkstone.

this two bedroom apartment offers spacious accommodation with stunning views over Poole’s Inner Harbour.

benefitting from spacious accommodation throughout with a large west facing level rear garden. NO FORWARD CHAIN

family home situated at the end of a private drive within the heart of Lower Parkstone and in close proximity to Parkstone Golf Course

Three bedrooms | Balcony | Off Street Parking | EPC Rating B

Two bedrooms | Balcony | Off Street Parking | EPC Rating C

Two bedrooms | Two Receptions | Garage | In need of modernisation

Four bedrooms | Balconies with harbour views | Off Street Parking | EPC Rating C

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A superbly presented two bedroom penthouse set just a stone’s throw from the beach An immaculately presented three bedroom semi-detached house set in the very popular with stunning sea views. Southbourne is also close by as our all major travel connections. Southbourne area which boasts a variety of leisure and shopping facilities as well as a Finished to a high standard with a contemporary feel. vibrant coffee culture and easy access to the award winning beaches of Bournemouth. Penthouse apartment | Two double bedrooms | Two modern bathrooms | Contemporary kitchen | Lounge with sea views | Wrap around balcony | Allocated parking

Three bedrooms | Bright lounge | Modern kitchen diner | Contemporary bathroom | Rear garden & drive parking for several cars


BOSCOMBE £184,950


A very bright and spacious two bedroom ground floor garden apartment set in a character building close to the beach.

A very well presented two bedroom ground floor apartment set in this iconic sea front development.

A bright and spacious two bedroom retirement apartment set in this very popular development close to local shopping amenities

Ground floor | Two bedrooms | Modern bathroom | Large lounge diner | Kitchen breakfast room | 24 Hour porter

Two bedrooms | Lounge diner | Fitted kitchen | One bathroom | On site warden | Resident parking

Two double bedrooms | Modern bathroom | Large kitchen diner | Good size lounge | Private garden | Secure off road parking


A superbly presented and spacious two bedroom apartment set in the very popular gated Honeycombe Beach development. Large lounge diner | Contemporary kitchen | Two bathrooms | Good size balcony | Sea views

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space.

SOUTHBOURNE £130,000 HENGISTBURY HEAD BOSCOMBE OVERCLIFF SOUTHBOURNE £560,000 £560,000 £289,950 This one bedroom ground apartment| garden is An|exceptionally spacious bedroom detached garaging Four bedrooms | four floor bathrooms room | hall | drawing room | studio complex dining room | winesixcellar | integrated | small lake arboretum | over six set just a short walk to the leisure and shopping

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Ground floor | One bedroom | Bright lounge | Separate kitchen | Resident parking | Fantastic communal garden

A good size detached family home in superb order throughout with great amounts of space throughout. Four bedrooms | Three reception rooms | Kitchen breakfast room | Three Bathrooms | Large garden

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family home situated in one of the area’s most popular roads Detached family home | Six bedrooms | Two reception rooms | Two bathrooms | Garage and ample off road parking

This two bedroom maisonette is situated in a superb position just a short walk away from the award winning beaches and redeveloped pier at Boscombe. Split level maisonette | Two double bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Large lounge | Fitted kitchen | Balcony

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Boscombe Manor £550,000 Surprisingly spacious three bedroom detached bungalow with enclosed garden and double garage Two bathrooms | Good sized lounge plus conservatory | Substantial driveway parking | Separate rear access | Canopied entrance porch | Good sized entrance hall | Recently refitted kitchen

Southbourne £485,000 Refurbished duplex apartment with exceptional sea views, balcony and garage Exceptional sea views | Newly refurbished | Designer fitted kitchen | Luxury ensuite and family bathroom | Large modern open plan living room and kitchen | Balcony | Garage and parking | Private entrance | Video entry phone system

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Southbourne £825,000 An impeccably presented detached house with direct sea views and rear access Top floor Master Suite | Five Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms | Breath-taking Sea views from all floors | Modern redeveloped Family Home | Off Street Parking | Two balconies | Open Plan living

Boscombe Spa £250,000 Stunning interior designed two bedroom apartment with beach hut and direct access from development to the beach 23’ Lounge / diner | Open plan living | Concierge | Resident’s gym | Underground parking space

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Canford Cliffs


A stunning new home New Instruction

Situated in a popular location with stunning views over Poole Harbour. ■■ 4 Bedrooms all en-suite ■■ Wine store, utility ■■ Sitting room, dining room ■■ Integral double garage ■■ Exercise studio ■■ Plot can be purchased separately with detailed ■■ Sun terrace/balcony planning permission at £2,400,000

Canford Cliffs


Detached family house New Instruction

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Evening Hill


Stunning, contemporary, detached property

Stunning views over Poole Harbour

Located in the heart of Canford Cliffs within a short distance of the local beaches. ■■ Living room ■■ Bed 6/home office ■■ Kitchen/dining room ■■ Integral double garage ■■ 5 Bedrooms (2 en-suite) ■■ Energy rating B ■■ Family Bath & shower room

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Canford Cliffs £475,000

Branksome Park £395,000

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Within a prestigious gated development and easy reach of Westbourne.

Ideally located within level access of Canford Cliffs Village

Within a prestigious gated development within easy reach of Westbourne

Canford Cliffs £695,000

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Three Double Bedroom Apartment

Two Bedroom Second Floor Apartment

Stunning property with sea views

Second Floor Apartment with Balcony

• Split Level • Open Plan Lounge/Dining Area • Terrace with Sea Views and Point

• Modern Accommodation • Share of Freehold • Central Bournemouth Location

• Private access to Beach • Approx 1915 sq.ft • EPC Rating: C

• Easy Walking Distance to Beach • Approx 795 Sq. ft • Energy Rating: TBC

Queens Park £270,000

Queens Park £180,000

East Cliff £175,000

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Two Bedroom First Floor Apartment

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Three Bedroom Property

Two Bedroom Property in Excellent Condition

Close to Town Centre with Parking

• OPEN DAYS ON 9TH & 16TH January • Three Bedroom Property • Needs Modernisation • Garage • Garden With Potting Shed • Approx 1049 Sq. Ft EPC TBC

• Modern Accommodation • Walking Distance to Local Amenities • Leasehold • Parking Space • Approx 584 Sq. ft • EPC Rating: B

• Spacious Accommodation • Split Level • Ideal Location • Close to the Town Centre & Beaches • Sq Ft TBC • EPC Rating: C

Residential Sales and Lettings Bournemouth: 01202 544500 bournemouth@youhome.co.uk 101 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1EP

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West Parley


Superb four bedroom detached bungalow in sought after location

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Individual property on Ferndown’s most sought after road with a short walk to Ferndown golf club

Spacious beautifully presented four bedrooms bungalow in quiet cul de sac

• Large Kitchen/Diner • Ample Accommodation • Generous Plot

• Four bedrooms • Master with en suite • Much improved & updated

• Sought After Location • Approx 2,502 sq. ft. • EPC Rating: D

• Private corner plot • Approx 1289 sq.ft. • EPC Rating: D

Northbourne £350,000

Ferndown £325,000

Ferndown £278,000

Three double bedroom chalet bungalow with private garden

Three bedroom semi-detached family home

Two bedroom detached bungalow with no forward chain

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Spacious accommodation with private garden and ample off road parking

Well maintained modern family home on popular Camellias development in Ferndown

Well maintained two bedroom bungalow in quiet cul de sac with large private garden

• Three double bedrooms • Master with en suite & walk in wardrobe • Modern kitchen/breakfast room • Conservatory & private rear garden • Approx 1297 sq. ft. • EPC Rating: F

• Three bedroom semi-detached • Master with en suite • Conservatory • Modern kitchen & bathroom • Approx 900 sq.ft. • EPC Rating: D

• Two double bedrooms • Modern kitchen & shower room • Private front & rear gardens • Conservatory • Approx 837 sq.ft. • EPC Rating: D

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01202 700771 canfordcliffs@keydrummond.com 19 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, BH13 7LE

01202 700888 lilliput@keydrummond.com 266 Sandbanks Road, Lilliput Poole BH14 8HA

BRANKSOME PARK £1,725,000 A spacious six bedroom residence occupying a quiet and secluded location within the much sought after Branksome Park conservation area. The house is located opposite to Martello Woods and is only some 600 metres from Branksome Chine and the award winning beach. • Magnificent Six Bedroom Residence • Four Bathrooms

• Large Conservatory • Detached Summer House

• Grounds Extending To Approx 3/4 Acre • Private Driveway

BRANKSOME PARK £1,750,000 Furzen Lodge is an imposing detached family home situated in one of Branksome Park’s most prestigious avenues. The property is set within its own private grounds and woodland with a southerly aspect garden, extending to approx 1 acre and offers spacious accommodation whilst retaining much of its original character and charm. • Imposing 1920’S Detached Family Home • Six Bedrooms


• Two Bathrooms (One En-Suite) • Redevelopment Potential

• Approximately 3000 Sq Ft • Approaching One Acre

01202 700771 canfordcliffs@keydrummond.com 19 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, BH13 7LE

01202 700888 lilliput@keydrummond.com 266 Sandbanks Road, Lilliput Poole BH14 8HA

LILLIPUT £665,000 A deceptively spacious detached split level house situated in a quiet residential location. The property benefits from ample off road parking for approximately four cars, shower room and separate bathroom. South facing and secluded rear garden, Baden Powell and Lilliput School Catchments. Fitted solar panels generating an income and reduced energy bills. NO FORWARD CHAIN. • Spacious 4 Bed Detached Family Home • Quiet Residential Location

• Upvc Double Glazing Throughout • Gas Central Heating

• Garage & Ample Off Road Parking • Alarm

LOWER PARKSTONE £415,000 Superb family home significantly extended by the current owners to create a modern contemporary living lifestyle. Ground floor living accommodation has been extended by approx 50% from the original layout. Situated on an unusual shaped large corner plot that affords superb outside living space and is ideal for families or gardeners alike. • Beautifully Presented 3 Bedroom Family Home • Garage With Direct Garden Access • Good Size South West Facing Rear Garden • Outbuilding Playroom

• Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room • Loft Room With Storage


01202 732 321 ashleycross@keydrummond.com 113 Commercial Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 0JD

ASHLEY CROSS £270,000 Key Drummond invite you to view this two double bedroom apartment set within just 300m to the heart of Ashley Cross. This modern purpose built apartment offers spacious living with fully fitted kitchen, under floor heating and a south westerly facing Juliet Balcony in the lounge with partial views across to Poole Harbour. Offered with vacant possession and just 500m from Lower Parkstone train Station, this would make an ideal investment.

LOWER PARKSTONE £359,950 Key Drummond invite you to view this well presented and extremely spacious three double bedroom first floor apartment. The property benefits from having an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, ensuite to the master bedroom and private terrace area. It is also conveyed with a secure underground parking space and set within landscaped communal grounds. Located in the heart of Lower Parkstone, only a short walk from Ashley Cross and Parkstone train station.

LOWER PARKSTONE £270,000 Key Drummond invite you to view this substantial ground floor character converted two bedroom apartment located in the popular area of Lower Parkstone. The apartment benefits from a south facing terrace leading onto communal gardens, living room with high ceilings and bay window overlooking the communal gardens and a large master bedroom with potential to add an en-suite. Viewing comes highly recommended.


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EAST CLIFF - £275,000

A well-presented detached home situated within a popular and convenient location. Offering spacious accommodation to include living/dining room, kitchen, 3 wellproportioned bedrooms and a recently refitted bathroom. Further benefits include a secluded rear garden and off road parking. Vendor suited.

A beautifully presented two double bedroom, two bathroom first floor apartment situated moments from the cliff top within the sought after area of East Cliff. The property benefits from spacious living accommodation, allocated parking and a lift. No forward chain.





ENSBURY PARK - £300,000




A spacious top floor apartment finished to an exacting standard situated on the Cliff Top. The property offers a southerly facing balcony with sea views, two bathrooms, secure underground parking, share of freehold and private communal grounds. No onward chain.


WEST CLIFF - £480,000



EAST CLIFF - £295,000

A spacious three bedroom, two bathroom fourth floor apartment situated on the sought after East Cliff within easy reach of the seafront. The property offers secure underground parking, southerly facing balcony, lift and share of freehold. No onward chain.


A beautifully presented three bedroom detached residence situated in this sought after location offering spacious ground floor living accommodation, ground floor WC and a detached garage. The property further benefits from a private rear garden and off road parking.


Ideal investment/first time buy. A modern two double bedroom ground floor apartment boasting en-suite to master, good sized kitchen, living/dining room and allocated parking. Located 0.4 mile from Charminster and 0.8 mile to Bournemouth Town Centre. No forward chain.

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Hearnes looking back on 2015 ‘Where service counts’

« House sale prices increased in the area by an average of 8% against typical 2014 values « Properties values around the old stamp duty threshold of £250,000 increased by nearly 12% in BH24 « Over 90% of our “for sale boards” turned to “sold” « 1 in 5 properties owners agreed a sale either before, or without being advertised online « Online enquiries only made up 11% of successful property sales agreed « More houses sold privately than those using online estate agents (1.3% verses 0.4%) « 1 in 3 of all the properties sold in the area sold through Hearnes Ringwood « Referrals and recommendations increased again making up nearly 50% of our new business

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« Fastest transaction from sale agreed to completion, Ashley Close, Hightown - 5 days « Over half of our clients selling locally bought again in Ringwood « Ringwood school catchment extended recently to some of the St Ives and Ashley Heath, demand/prices set to increase « Can you name the five premiership footballers that bought through Hearnes in 2015? « Oldest property sold , Monmouth House, West Street, circa 1650 « In 2016 property prices will … please call in for details « Wishing you a prosperous New Year

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£695,000 Talbot Woods | 01202 555550

This character thatched cottage is located at the end of a private unmade road and originally dates back some 400 years. Sitting proudly on its spacious plot this delightful family home has been the subject of an extensive, architect designed, modernisation and extension programme and now offers four bedrooms with two reception rooms in the original part of the property with mellow flagstone flooring and large inglenook fireplace. The extended section of the property is linked to the main dwelling by a glass walkway which leads into a fabulous reception room with high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. Externally the property benefits from a delightful garden backing on to fields and hard standing for parking. There is planning for a detached, barn style double garage. Character Cottage | Four Bedrooms | Two Receptions | Kitchen | Bathroom and Shower Room | Generous Plot | Village Location | Open Views

Verwood | 01202 829777


A beautiful peaceful setting, a secure gated entrance and delightful private 35’ rear garden are just a few features of Muirfield House, this architect designed family home constructed by renowned local company Seven Developments. The Green is an exclusive development of just five fabulous homes, each named after a famous golf course. The impressive entrance to the site is by a remotely operated gate on ornate brick pillars, after which a sweeping gravelled drive leads you to each home. No Chain I Beautiful Family Home I Superb Select Development I Four Double Bedrooms I Three Reception Rooms I Two Bath/Shower Rooms I Wonderful Fitted Kitchen I Manageable Rear Garden I Double Garage & Parking

£675,000 Ferndown | 01202 855595


A stunning character home built in approximately 1904, situated in a tucked away position, nestled at the end of its private driveway, on approximately half an acre plot. There is planning permission for a two storey extension, to create an en suite and dressing room to the master bedroom, and an extra reception room/larger kitchen or sitting room to the ground floor. The property was refurbished in 2012 having been re-wired, re-plumbed including boiler, had UPVC windows installed, a superb Herbert William kitchen, and has been neutrally decorated throughout.

This exceptionally spacious and impressive five bedroom well presented three reception room detached family home enjoys a premier small cul de sac location within walking distance of Ferndown town centre. The heart of this home is the stylish kitchen/diner/family room leading into a stunning Van Dukes Conservatory overlooking a private landscaped garden.

Stunning character home | Four bedrooms | Refurbished in 2012 | Approximately half an acre plot | Tucked away position | Outbuildings | Planning permission to extend

Spacious Double Aspect Lounge | Large Utility Room | Study/Family Room | Master Bedroom with Balcony | Two En-Suites + Bathroom | Integral Double Garage

Three Legged Cross | 01202 829777

£615,000 Wimborne | 01202 842842

OIEO £525,000

A stunning four bedroom refurbished bungalow situated in a tranquil non estate location nestled centrally on a good size plot. Modernised and updated throughout by the current vendors this beautifully presented bungalow offers generous accommodation including four bedrooms with en-suite to master, a separate shower room, a bathroom with shower, utility room, living room overlooking the south facing garden with wood burner and a beautifully appointed kitchen which is open plan through to the generous size dining room.

This highly individual detached thatched cottage combines traditional character and charm with exceptional internal light and vibrancy. It is set within professionally-landscaped gardens featuring innovative prairie-style planting with an exceptional range of grasses and choice perennials. Although on the edge of farmland, the cottage is just four or five minutes’ drive from Wimborne town centre. Offering three double bedrooms and three/four reception rooms, it is bursting with imaginative features and in immaculate order. Viewing is a must to appreciate all it offers - especially for the garden lover.

Four bedroom bungalow | Immaculately presented | En suite | Modern kitchen/diner | Sitting room with doors into garden | Double garage | Ample off road parking

Character Cottage | Three Bedrooms | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Two Bathrooms | Snug | Garage/Workshop | Grounds of Approx. 0.25 Acre

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283 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8BZ

01202 391936 | www.bespokeresindrives.com

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients, and readers of HOUSE magazine, a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If your New Year’s resolution for 2016 is to move home, you need look no further than calling us for some free advice, or a truly no-obligation valuation. No frills or gimmicks, just good customer service, local and national property experience, and good advice. Don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at our Google Reviews and testimonials from previous clients—just a small selection below. Mr C: “We recently relocated to Poole from outside the area, A&H went out of [their] way on numerous occasions to help us to find a

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they have been more than helpful throughout, liaising with the seller to get many questions answered, solicitor info acquired, and generally keeping the process ticking along until completion, even whilst on their vacation time. I definitely recommend their services, for a pleasant and hassle-free experience.” Ms H: “A brilliant Estate Agent. Very friendly, professional and dedicated staff. Dealt with all my queries quickly and efficiently

either face to face, over the phone or by email - which ever I preferred. I work 6 days a week so often very busy, but knowing I could rely on them to look after my best interests with the flat was hugely beneficial and saved me a lot of time and quite frankly hassle. There were some issues with the sale of my flat on several occasions but their enthusiasm and re-assurance that they would find me a buyer never faltered. They're also forward thinking in terms of using different types of media to market properties and understand how to manage slightly more complex sales as well (my flat had a tenant in situ). I can't recommend them enough! Huge thanks to the whole team”.

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Branksome Park ÂŁ1,975,000

EPC Rating: C

A larger than average bespoke detached home set in its own grounds of approximately 5360 sq ft. of property and 0.9 acres with annexe and located in the sought after Branksome Park area. No expense has been spared in refurbishing this property to an extremely high standard and must be viewed to be appreciated.

Ferndown ÂŁ1,050,000

EPC Rating: C

The Chapter House is a traditionally built character style house in Ferndown's premier road sat within a 1/3 acre of beautifully landscaped grounds with over 3300 sq ft of accommodation immediately adjoining the Ferndown Golf Course at the 16th green.

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Lower Parkstone £825,000

EPC Rating: C

East Cliff £800,000

EPC Rating: C

A detached modern 5 bedroom house located in the sought after area of Lower Parkstone, offered with 2 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, modern open plan lounge kitchen with black gloss effect kitchen units, landscaped gardens, garage and drive parking.

A superb 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom apart. situated in a most sought after gated development only a short distance from Bournemouth Town. Uninterrupted sea views from the South Facing balcony. Very well presented throughout. Secure double garage space and lock up basement store.

Westcliff £550,000

Bournemouth £299,950

EPC Rating: C

EPC Rating: C

This is an absolutely stunning twelfth and thirteenth floor two bedroom duplex penthouse apartment boasting over 1500 sq ft of living space with two large sun terraces, not included in the floor area with the most spectacular coastal and inland views.

Saxe Coburg have the pleasure of listing for sale this immaculate 3 bedroom townhouse located in 'The Mews' - A gated development in the centre of Bournemouth.

Lower Parkstone £2,100pcm

Branksome Park £3,650 pcm

EPC Rating: E

A large four bedroom house featuring an en-suite to the master bedroom, modern bathroom with bath and shower attachment, new laminate flooring downstairs, new carpet flooring upstairs, spacious kitchen/diner.

Proud Partners of Sandown Mercedes-Benz Poole

EPC Rating: TBC

A stunning four bedroom detached home situated in the highly sought after area of Branksome Park. Comprising of a large open plan kitchen lounge with bi-folding doors to rear garden. On the first floor, two of the four bedrooms have en-suites, the family bathroom serves the other two bedrooms. The property also contains a generous size integral garage.

24 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7LP 01202 303 066 | infor@saxecoburg.eu | www.saxecoburg.eu

337 Holdenhurst Road Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8BT 01202 611373 info@mkestates.co.uk mkestates.co.uk

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I can’t praise MK Estates enough. They helped me so much to find a property to buy, and because I was a 1st time buyer, Dania, with her wealth of experience, proved to be a godsend when it came to sorting out nitty, gritty details. I felt that I could call her at any time with a question and she would get back to me in a timely manner. All the staff at MK Estates have been superb. Very professional and friendly in equal parts, and I really appreciate all the help and advice they offered. I can’t recommend them highly enough!

The lettings team provided a professional yet approachable service for the let of my property in Christchurch. The property was advertised quickly & viewings dealt with efficiently. All queries & questions were responded to effectively and the team worked together efficiently with good communication. Many thanks & will certainly use MK Estates in the future for lettings or sales. - L Burton / BUY TO LET LANDLORD: Christchurch


- M Wells / FIRST TIME BUYER: Bournemouth ««««« FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL TEAM We want to send a big “Thank You” to the MK team and especially to Emily who has worked hard to help us find the perfect home since relocating to the Bournemouth area. MK also managed to quickly secure a lovely rental home for us in the interim period. We have been impressed with the friendly, personal and professional service and would definitely recommend MK Estates. - Dani & Al / TENANTS AND BUYERS: Iford

««««« WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE When I was deciding which Estate agent to choose to sell our property I made the choice to go with MK Estates as I had heard good reports about them and it was the right choice. Kai dealt with our sale and always kept me informed at what stage we were at. An asset to MK. Thank you.

SO EFFICIENT AND HELPFUL As a new landlord the help given by the team at MK and especially Suzanne, has been amazing. Tenants found quickly and painlessly and such patience when having to answer all my questions - Prompt, efficient service and with a smile - thank you. - C Cook / LANDLORD: Southbourne

««««« THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU To the amazing MK Estates, thank you so much for selling my house so quickly, efficiently and finding my dream property. I did not think I would ever be able to sell my old property, but contacted MK and they were terrific. My special thanks go to Dania. She was always prepared to go the extra mile and made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. I would highly recommend using MK estates as they are helpful, trustworthy and very good at what they do. - J Burjer / VENDOR: Queens Park

- D Proctor / VENDOR: Springbourne ««««« PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS We enlisted MK Estates after being disappointed and let down by our previous estate agent. Kai provided an accurate and achievable valuation and our property sold within the first day of being up for Sale! Since then Kai has worked tirelessly to ensure a very fast paced, smooth transaction tending to my every need despite how demanding they may be at every hour of the day. Professional, courteous and a truly skilled estate agent he has shown above and beyond on countless occasions his desire in helping his customers. Thank you Kai, we knew we had a challenge to sell and for my new agent to deliver quickly. No hesitation in recommending MK Estates. - S Bousie / VENDOR: Meyrick Park


««««« EFFICIENT & FRIENDLY Holly and Suzanne where brilliant! I have used numerous letting agents over the years and MK have been the best by a long way. I will definitely be returning when looking for tenants for my other properties. Thank you for your efficient, friendly service! - V Robinson / LANDLORD: Littledown

««««« 5 STAR Holly and Pascale were fantastic. Helpful, professional and friendly plus very quick to get back to me. Made everything hassle free. Highly recommended. Many thanks. - J Lawson / LANDLORD: Boscombe Spa


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Above: Due for commencement in early 2016, the re-plan and development of land at “Amberwood” in Lymington was voted in favour by 16 out of 17 New Forest Councillors.

AJ DEVELOPMENTS Before selling your house or site lets together explore the most profitable options AJ DEVELOPMENTS have spent the last 6 years building their stellar reputation amongst local communities and residential bodies alike. With their popular builds and eco-friendly developments, this has been achieved with a consistently considerate approach to the needs of home owners and local councils, but can also be attributed to their submission of realistic planning applications and well-earned partnerships. With a national housing shortage, home owners are increasingly exploring and undertaking the option of cashing in on appreciated land whilst remaining in their existing home. This is a particularly attractive option for those who are retired, as it frees up capital from their house without the need to relocate. As Brits, we aspire to a “mortgage free” status. It is for this reason that the thought of re-mortgaging or increasing our debt, can be unnerving, particularly if your whole life has been spent working towards this end. In most cases the fear of potential risk outweighs curiosity to explore the idea that you can access capital on your home, without incurring crippling charges.


In a recent case study, AJ purchased a site in Highcliffe; an existing house with a sizeable garden, for which an approval decision has just been reached, allowing for 3 new homes to be developed. The uplift on the home and plot which the homeowner originally contacted AJ about has been exponential, and something which was never even dreamt about by the owner before. Another recent example is on a popular road in Lymington (Above); The existing house was devalued by only £100,000 with the shortened garden, but by selling off the land to the rear, plot realised £700,000. This allowed over half a million pounds worth of profit to be generated for the home-owner on the entire plot and who (prior to contacting AJ) had only been expecting a price for the existing house. Increasing in popularity as an option, those who wish to cash in on their gardens now have planning laws working in their favour as it is becoming more and more difficult for Councils to resist applications in already developed areas; This is also attributable to the new planning guideline, PPG3,

which recommends houses to be built at a higher concentration over the coming years. Selling your garden does not need to be time consuming or complicated. A home-owner on Colemere Gardens in Highcliffe who was recently working with AJ, received an approval decision and full completion money within 12 weeks of the initial signed agreement between the two parties. No matter where your garden is situated, whether it be to the rear, the side or in front of your house, you will have options that can be explored in order to realise the full potential on your plot. Several recent homes, have been built by the team at AJ Developments in back and side gardens, have been sold with creative access and driveway ideas. If you have any opportunities you wish to discuss, irrespective of their size, history or location get in touch with them for a free consultation. T. 01202 940206 E. info@ajdevelopments.net W. www.ajdevelopments.net

With time-scales similar to those of a standard sale, AJ have the capital available to ensure the purchase and approval of any land or property is quick and effective - No fuss!


Above: Serenity, Smugglers Lane North, Highcliffe. A 2500sqft chalet bungalow nestled in a private and highly sought after location, close to excellent schools and amenities. Due for completion in April 2016. Below: With a quick and simple purchase and approval, compared to the time-lines typically associated with standard practise, the development on Colemere Gardens will be due for commencement in January 2016.

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Why not get in touch with Churchfield, a 5 star agent who deal with all types of investors from single unit investors through to multinational companies including PLC’s and Trust funds. With the goal being that all investors are treated with the same level of service and respect they deserve. With the interest rates set to increase in the spring there is even more reason to act now. Make 2016 an exciting year and start taking the steps to getting a return on your money. Churchfield have all of the resources you will need to find the right property, whether it is a single unit or larger development and whether you are looking to rent to long term tenants or do holiday lets. With our efficient and professional lettings team on hand to find suitable tenants quickly we can ensure a smooth transition, often with tenants fully referenced and lined up ready to move in on completion. Having all

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Looking to sell or rent your property for the best price in the shortest time? Need to create immediate impact and desirability? Bournemouth-based SMB Interior Design’s Home Staging Service will help you take a fresh look at your property prior to marketing so that you can best present it for sale. We visualise your property from a buyers point of view and will prepare a report with recommendations for how best to maximise appeal to the broadest audience. We will consider what repairs may be required, furniture placement, whether any de-cluttering is required and provide styling and accessorising advice. Owners can work from the report themselves or we can manage the project on their behalf. HOME STAGING TO SELL SERVICES • Home staging visit & report • Empty and occupied property styling to sell/rent • New build show home styling • Refurbishments and repairs • De-cluttering • Furniture & accessories supply • Furniture storage • Project management

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Letters from readers The chancellor announced a lot of changes for buy to let investors recently. I am a pensioner and I was going to use some of my pension to buy property to provide an income. How are these changes going to affect me? - TG, Ferndown That is a very good question. Some of the changes and their effects are going to take some time to sort out. For example, the reduction in tax relief on mortgage interest will be tapered in over the next 4 years starting this April with the relief totally phased out by April 2020. However, this will only affect 40% tax rate payers and everyone will still be allowed to claim interest relief at the standard 20%, regardless of the income tax rate you are on. Stamp Duty will increase for people buying second and subsequent properties with an additional 3% for properties over £40,000 as of April 1st 2016. There are rumours that it will not affect those who already own over 15 properties or properties within a limited company but clarification is not yet forthcoming from HMRC. We will let you know when we understand the rules better ourselves. If you are considering buying a property to rent out then I would advise you begin before the end of this month as the sale may not complete before April 1st. Any completions after this date will incur the new charge. We are buying our first house and money is tight. Do we have to have life assurance and home insurance? - AJ & SM, Westbourne As far as lenders are concerned, there is no compulsory life assurance. You do not have to take any personal insurance if you don’t want it, whether that be life assurance, critical illness cover or income or mortgage protection. This is not to say that it isn’t recommended. If you are married or have a partner and/or children, think about what would happen to them if you and/or your income were no longer around and also think if your “other half” wasn’t around, how would you cope financially? Household insurance is different. If you have a mortgage, buildings insurance is compulsory. If your house fell down for whatever reason, your mortgage company would still expect their money back. How could you pay them back with no home? Contents on the other hand are up to you. If you knock the telly over and aren’t insured, that’s your problem to sort out. Also, think about how much you are insuring your contents for. If for example, you insure your contents for £30,000 and they are worth £50,000 to replace then the assessor will recommend that you only receive 60% of the value of the item you are claiming for. This is known as being under insured and is where a lot of people who buy their policies online through comparison websites are being caught out. There is a reason why they are so much cheaper than dealing with a specialist and it’s nothing to do with the commission received by the broker. Happy New Year from your Mortgage Doctor and all at Planit Mortgages If you have any mortgage queries contact Tony our Mortgage Doctor on 01202 233660 or email info@planit-mortgages.co.uk or visit www.planit-mortgages.co.uk 52


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7 Houses on a backland Brownfield site Winton, Bournemouth Planning Permission Granted September 2015 Ken Parke Planning Consultants turned around a previous dismissed appeal to obtain consent on this controversial site in Winton. A sensitive scheme was devised with the architects which would preserve neighbour amenity and the merits of the scheme were successfully argued at the Planning Committee against local objection.

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Corbin & Co


T: 01202 519761 40 Kinson Road, Bournemouth BH10 4AL

T: 01202 484748 12 Castle Street, Christchurch Dorset BH23 1DT




Frost & Co

T: 01202 299600 2 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset

T: 01202 778855 2 Station Road, Parkstone, Poole BH14 8UB






Bournemouth T: 01202 317317

Ringwood T: 01425 489 955

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Ferndown T: 01202 890 890

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T: 01202 524252 379-381 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 9QT

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Stephen Noble (Sandbanks)

T: 01202 557766 3-5 Yelverton Road, Bournemouth BH1 1DB

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Winkworth Westbourne

T: 01202 434365 29 Southbourne Grove, Southbourne, BH6 3QT

T: 01202 767633 77 Poole Road, Bournemouth, BH4 9BB

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Edwards T: 01202 555550 404 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Bournemouth, Dorset BH22 9AU


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To Protect or to Save? According to research industry body The Syndicate, most consumers believe that if they were off work for more than six months, their savings would be more useful to them than Income Protection. But saving habits in the UK have actually seen a general decline since 1997, which begs the question: Do people actually have the necessary savings to financially support them during long term absence? Paul Casey, Head of Marketing and Communications at Hanover Re, is concerned that we are currently seeing a “pseudo-insurance mentality” in the UK. Misconceptions regarding the insurance industry, especially around Income Protection, are difficult to shake off. The Syndicate report showed that 27% of consumers assumed Critical Illness was the most useful protection one could buy, whilst 34% thought that the state would be the most useful support system if they were unable to work. But state support is fairly small and under some circumstances unavailable, meaning an immediate supplementation from savings would be necessary for most consumers. But the most concerning result of the survey was that 24% believed that Income Protection would not deliver what it promised. 23% also said that they would

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recommend a Life Protection policy, compared to only 8% for Income Protection. The results are clear, the reasons for them however are more opaque. Despite many providers releasing statistics showing regular policy pay-outs to over 90% of its claimants, the rare instances of non-payment are disproportionally represented in the press, only adding to some of the incorrect assumptions surrounding insurance, especially Income Protection. Advisers are working harder than ever to provide you with the right information on Protection. In a largely underinsured nation with a poor return on current savings due to interest rates, it is now even more important to ensure you are covered and don’t have to look elsewhere to cover your finances in the event of long term absence.

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A HEAVENLY HOME Nothing but praise for this converted chapel Making the most of original features; This charming converted chapel combines traditional woods, patterns and colour pallets, with contemporary solutions, making every inch pack a punch when it comes to character. The clean bright backdrop is framed beautifully with the warm wooden ceiling and dark feature wall, bringing a sense of home comfort to a large space. This is enhanced by the use of sumptuous fabrics, throws and warm wood furniture. The grand windows are a real feature of the room, a challenging shape to dress, the owners have opted for striking plantation shutters that create an impact without detracting from their beauty and uniqueness.


The grandest of windows The first thing you notice when you approach this unique property are the grand windows that span the two floors, it was therefore essential the owners opted for a dressing that enhanced the available light, while not drawing attention away from the feature themselves.

The snuggest of snugs Each room of a home will have its own personality, they will reflect the people that live within them, this snug oozes character that invites you to grab a book and a mulled wine and let it envelop you with warmth. Achieve a rich depth to your room by layering textures; here we can see the coolness in the grey walls and white shutters enriched with sensuous natural woods and warmed with reds, golds and greens woven in traditional patterned fabrics.

Accessories of character Coupling traditional and unique pieces such as these character dolls, against a clean, crisp white wall or fabric changes the feeling of a room instantly.


Shutters were the perfect choice, enhancing the light & character of these stunning feature windows.


ASK THE EXPERT Kate Papiernik - Just Shutters designer and installation expert Kate tells us how to achieve the ‘heavenly home’ look!

THE PERFECT BAY WINDOW Shutters are the perfect way to make a design impact while retaining the character of a bay window.

Sticking to a neutral palate for the walls and main fabrics; bedspreads and carpets, gives you carte blanche to refresh your room’s look and feel with accessories. This gives you great flexibility for seasonal design changes without costing the earth - a simple scatter cushion change, or bold feature accessory can create a whole new character...

Get the style You don’t need to live in a chapel to create this warm traditional vibe, by simply choosing complimentary layers of textures and a few characterful accessories you can capture the very best of this heavenly home.

Shutters maximise the light and enhance the features of a bay, by avoiding heavy and cumbersome fabrics you are sure to open the room. Unlike less substantial materials, shutters do not bleach or fade in the sun, they are easy to maintain and couple practicality with style like no other products available.

BRILLIANT BATHROOMS Shutters are brilliant in humid environments, where curtains may mildew and blinds may warp, shutters offer a hardwearing and beautiful solution. As you can see here, shutters are perfect for shaped windows too!

The shutters were designed and created by Just Shutters, we speak to Kate Papiernik, Just Shutters designer and installation expert.

Rooms have their own personality, let your home ooze character.

STUNNING STUDY Create the perfect study environment with the versatility and light management shutters provide. Whether opting for full or partial light, shutters create a private and inspiring place to live and work.

FABULOUS FRENCH DOORS Create a lovely snug feeling in the winter, or a light, bright open look in the summer - bringing the outside in! Another reason many people are opting for shutters at their French doors is the feeling of security it brings. Often vulnerable, rooms with large expanses of glass can become a private sanctuary.

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A lovely bright and spacious first floor two bedroom apartment located in the ever popular Poole Quarter offered with vacant pos session available.





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• Off Road Parking • Good School Catchments • Vacant Possession • EPC - D



• Three Bedrooms • Open Plan living • Three Bathrooms • Fitted Kitchen





LILLIPUT £1,250,000 A chance to purchase a spectacular four-bedroom contemporary detached house in the heart of Lilliput and just a five minutes drive from the beautiful blue flag beaches of Sandbanks. This property has been beautifully furnished throughout, comprehensively equipped with high attention to all details.

MORICONIUM QUAY Lateral Double Penthouse Stunning Harbour Views Two Balconies Fantastic Living Space

£750,000 • • • •

Garage and Parking Twelve Metre berth Gated Community EPC - B


Three Double Bedrooms Marina Berth Harbour Views Garage

£650,000 • • • •

First Floor Apartment Large Balcony Two Parking Spaces EPC - C


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Two Double Bedrooms En-suite to Master Ideal Investment Fitted Kitchen


£225,000 • • • •

24 Hour Concierge Service Gated Parking Poole Quay location EPC - C





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A well fitted and presented 1 bedroom flat in this popular, centrally-located development in Poole Old Town, only a short stroll from the bars and restau rants of Poole Quay.

LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous views over the harbour towards the Purbeck Hills. This apartment POOLE QUAY £135,000 is situated on the third floor and • Intercom System • One Bedroom has secure parking and a balcony. • Close to Poole Quay • Ideal Investment • Gas Central Heating • Purpose Built Block

• Fitted Kitchen • EPC - B


SANDBANKS £875,000

This exquisite three bedroomed, four storey character property situated in the heart of Poole Old Town conservation area.The BAITER PARK £500,000 building is understood to date • Very Well Presented • Harbour Views from the mid 1800’s. • Garage • Four Bedrooms

An ultra-modern 4 double bed room, 4 bathroom townhouse. Lo cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, ideally positioned within walking CANFORD HEATH £144,950 distance to stunning beaches and • Gas Central Heating • Two Double Bedrooms the shores of Poole Harbour • Allocated Parking • Lounge

• Balcony • Fitted Kitchen

• Off Road parking • EPC - TBC

• Fitted Kitchen • UPVC Double Glazing

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01202 496496

01202 895931

01425 638900

01202 687000

01425 478479

Money can grow on trees

The $64,000 question, does your property have development potential?


TO FIND OUT MORE CALL Jeff Lester on 07891 596667 or email jeff@spvsolutions.co.uk www.spvsolution.co.uk

Spring is on its way!

I NVITATION TA TATION Mays are delighted to offer you a free market appraisal without obligation.

Should you be considering selling or letting your home, we offer free advice and guidance on current market conditions and pricing.


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Lilliput Sales

Lilliput Lettings

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If you are currently under a sole agency agreement please make us aware so we may check the conditions of your contract.

For all enquiries please contact our Lilliput office

01202 709888


Canford Cliffs A modern yet traditional house approximately 14 years old, set in a private position in a much requested location. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Large reception hall Double aspect sitting room Kitchen/breakfast room Four bedrooms all ensuite Landscaped gardens

Guide Price: £1,395,000

Thinking of selling? Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

01202 709888

For all enquiries please contact our Lilliput office

01202 709888


Lilliput An impressive five bedroom detached residence, situated in one of Lilliput’s most sought after central locations ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Reception hall Three reception rooms Five bedrooms Four bathrooms Landscaped gardens


Thinking of selling? Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

01202 709888

For all enquiries please contact our Westbourne office

01202 757555


Alum Chine Stunning duplex penthouse apartment situated in the heart of Alum Chine ■ Three double bedrooms, two bathrooms ■ Open plan lounge/kitchen, utility room ■ Private balcony ■ Private garage ■ Walking distance to beach, close to Westbourne


Thinking of selling? Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

01202 757555

For all enquiries please contact our Westbourne office

01202 757555


Westbourne Semi detached bungalow in gated development ■ Three bedrooms, two bathrooms ■ Lounge, conservatory ■ Kitchen, utility room ■ Detached garage, off road parking, no forward chain ■ Walking distance to shops and Chine


Thinking of selling? Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

01202 757555

For all enquiries please contact our Westbourne office

01202 757555


Alum Chine Beautifully presented third floor apartment ■ Two double bedrooms, en-suite to each bedroom ■ 26’ lounge/diner, modern kitchen, utility ■ Large balcony measuring approx. 27’ ■ Underground garaging, heated outdoor swimming pool ■ Access to Branksome Dene Chine


Thinking of selling? Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

01202 757555

Join us for our Part Exchange open weekend

• Superb new homes complete with fully integrated kitchens, turfed rear gardens and flooring throughout • Good primary and secondary schools nearby • Join us this weekend at our open event to discover how we can get you moving with Part Exchange* • Stylish new Show Home launching soon


2 bedroom coach house at £295,000 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes from £375,000 3 bedroom detached bungalows from £435,000

Marketing Suite and Show Home open Thursday to Monday 10am – 5pm (Fridays 4pm)

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Photographs and computer generated image show homes at The Old Orchard. Interiors may include optional extras and upgrades available at additional cost. *On selected homes only. Subject to status, terms and conditions apply. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Details and prices correct at time of going to press.

01202 765 995

20 Seamoor Road, Westbourne BH4 9AR www.brownandkay.co.uk



• 2 double bedrooms • First floor flat • Upgraded balcony

• Unique 1 bedroom flat • Master bedroom with ensuite • Golden grid location

• Close to Westbourne • Large lounge/dinner • EPC Rating C


WESTBOURNE | £225,000

• 4 double bedroom family house • 2 large reception rooms • Master ensuite

• 2 bed ground floor flat • Lounge/dinner with terrace • Shower room

• Double garage • Yards from Bournemouth gardens • EPC Rating E

WESTBOURNE | £410,000 • Charming Cottage • 3 Good size bedrooms • Ample parking

• Oversize garage with storage • Further bathroom • EPC Rating D

• Garage • Golden Grid • EPC Rating D

WESTBOURNE | £265,000 • 2 reception rooms • Conservatory • Requires work EPC Rating D

• 2 Double bedrooms • Golden Grid location • Stunning kitchen

• Garage • Upgraded bathsuite • EPC rating C

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01425 629100





Appealing two bedroom first floor apartment with 24’ open plan living space, an en suite and off road parking. To be newly carpeted. EPC Rating: C. Chain Free.

Large freehold one bedroom house on a popular development with 18’living/dining room, new kitchen and modern shower room. Offered chain free with garden and parking space. EPC Rating: D

Character three bedroom chain free semi detached house with viewing highly recommended. Pleasant location, downstairs cloakroom, gardens and parking space. EPC Rating: D




NEW MILTON Spacious three double bedroom bungalow with further features including 24’ living/dining room, en suite, double garage and a pleasant private garden. EPC Rating: D






Three/four bedroom house with two reception rooms, good sized garden, downstairs cloakroom, drive and garage. Situated in a premier location south of Lymington High Street. EPC Rating: D

Brand new four bedroom character thatched cottage with large garden. Ready Spring 2016. Built to a high spec’ with features including garage, large kitchen/ dining room and bedroom with dressing room and en suite. Plot 1 (not thatched) is £645,000.

Appealing two/three bedroom detached bungalow in good location with features including a 20’ living room leading into conservatory. Offered chain free. EPC Rating: D

Impressive and spacious two bedroom ground floor flat with garage and situated in a convenient central location. EPC Rating: C







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East Cliff


• In need of Modernisation • Cash Buyers Only • Five Bedrooms • Three Receptions • Four Bathrooms • Front & Rear Gardens • No Chain •

East Cliff


• 3 Double Bedrooms • Purpose Built 3rd Floor • 2 Reception Rooms • Fantastic Location • 2 Bathrooms • Share of Freehold • 2 balconies • Concierge • 1,407 sq ft, 130 sq



• Four Double Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms • Two Receptions • Semi-Detached House • Private Rear Garden • Large modern kitchen • Gas central heating • Double glazed • Shed

Town Centre


• Three Double Bedrooms • Art Deco Mansion Style • Contemporary Kitchen • 135 yr lease • Modern bathroom • Dual Aspects • Separate Cloakroom • Beautifully Presented • No



• Beautiful Detached House • Large Plot, 0.43 Acres • Backs on to River Stour • Four Double Bedrooms • Two En suites • 24ft Conservatory • Large open Kitchen • Utility Room • Three



• Detached chalet bungalow • Three bedrooms • Hill View school catchment • Conservatory • Gas central heating • UPVC double glazing • En-suite Master bedroom •



• Investment opportunity • Arranged as two flats • Freehold • One two bedroom flat • One, one bedroom flat • Double glazing • Gas central heating • Parking space • Combined

East Cliff


• Minutes from the Beach • Three Double Bedrooms • Garage • Top floor ( Lift ) Fourth Fl. • Double Glazing • Gas Central Heating • Separate Cloakroom • Art Deco Mansion built

Thinking of Selling or Letting? Tel: 01202 789699 For a FREE valuation

East Cliff


• Two Double Bedroom • Sea Views • Balcony • Underground Parking • Share of Freehold •



• Two Double Bedrooms • Luxury en suite • Gas Central Heating • Double Glazing • Southerly decked Balcony • Dining Area • Allocated Parking • No Chain •

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East Cliff


• Two Double Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms • SEA VIEW • Underground Parking • Share of Freehold • Balcony • Purpose Built • Early Viewing Recommended •

Town Centre


• First Floor Maisonette • Two Double Bedrooms • Gas Central Heating • Double Glazing • Off Road Parking • Good Condition • •


About Removal Quote or Estimate? Steve Webber, Director of Maidmans Moving & Storage

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Steve has many years experience in the moving and storage industry. He offers the following advice about requesting a quote or an estimate when assessing your removals costs. Steve says: “Maidmans always sends a trained professional to provide an in home consultation in order to assess as accurately as possible what is required”. Steve advises the following should be considered when a quote is given: • The volume of goods to be moved. • The access to the property and to ascertain things like how many flights of stairs there are inside the home etc. • Are there are any particularly difficult items such as antiques, large mirrors, pianos etc. needing special care. • Which items you want to be professionally packed and whether packing materials are required. “Following the consultation, we supply a detailed written quotation, showing what is included or excluded in the move. This is a fixed price that can’t be changed once accepted by the customer. A quotation should always outline exactly what is covered and anything subject to additional charges, so you will know exactly what the final bill will be. An estimate is only an educated guess at what a removal cost is likely to be – but it is not binding and will not cover any unforeseen developments. You could find the removal invoice is far more than you had expected.” Steve said: “It is always best to use a reputable and experienced BAR member removal company, to provide a written quotation outlining everything which will be provided for your home move. This is much safer than getting an estimate, which may cost more than budgeted”. For further information or to book a free visit and quote call

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For a FREE site visit and itemised estimate, please call Greg Whale on 01258 881112 or 07900 431701. www.bluetulips.co.uk

Contact us today tel: 01202 524252 | email: info@paulwatts.co.uk


QUEENS PARK | £597500 SPACIOUS AND PRACTICAL home in one of favoured roads in Queens Park. Open plan kitchen/dining/sun room is at the heart of the house with tranquil lounge and study/playroom too. Master bedroom has a large en suite shower room, 3 further double bedrooms and large stylish bathroom LARGE TERRACED REAR GARDEN WITH CHALET


SOUTHBOURNE | £245,000 Stylishly presented 4 bedroom maisonette. Extensively refurbished, incl. very well fitted kitchen/diner with integrated appliances. 3 first floor bedrooms + modern white bathroom, and double bedroom and en suite shower on second floor. New tarmac drive to parking space and private lawned garden CONVENIENT FOR SCHOOL, SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND BEACH


Thinking of buying or selling? Please register with us today Phone us on 01202 524252 or call in for a chat with one of our friendly team to discuss how we can help.

CHARMINSTER | £350,000 VERSATILE CHALET property just off Charminster Road and a level walk to shops, bus stops, etc. 2 ground floor bedrooms and bathroom, plus large first floor bedroom with en suite shower. Large lounge leads out to secluded garden. Very good size kitchen/breakfast room



“The team at Paul Watts are all highly professional but also very friendly and approachable. Their local knowledge is thorough and up to date making them ideal estate agents to emphasise the positive aspects of your property and the local area.”

Your key to true customer care Specialist residential estate agents and valuers Owner: Margaret Annable MNAEA 379/381 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9QT


Just 3 apartments remaining


All plots: £350,000*


This beautifully crafted development, set in it’s own private grounds, features thirteen 3-bedroom luxury apartments. Located just a few minutes walk from the prestigious Ferndown Golf Club and the town centre.

• Integrated single electric oven, combination microwave/oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer

• Oak faced doors and chrome lever handles windows and external doors

• Floor and full height ceramic wall tiling to bathrooms and en-suites

• Energy efficient condensing boiler from Gloworm (or similar)


• Vanity sink units and heated towel rails

• Allocated car port and private individual store

Fridays to Mondays, 10am - 4pm inclusive, no appointment required.

• Moulded architraves with co-ordinated skirting boards

• Landscaped gardens


• Quality PVCu double glazed

* The prices and particulars regarding properties are correct at the time of the production of this literature, however can be amended at any time, you should check the latest position with us before viewing. Images may also include optional upgrades which may only be available at an additional cost, please contact us for clarification or refer to the brochure.

• PEAs band “B”

Show Home opening 23rd Jan


Price on application


An outstanding development of 24 detached and semi-detached houses and bungalows, ranging from 1 to 4-bedrooms, all featuring either an enclosed carport or single garage.

SHOW HOME: Open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm inclusive, no appointment required.

FEATURES INCLUDE: • Integrated single oven, chimney style extractor hood and gas hob • Laminate worktop with upstand and stainless splashback over oven • Under cabinet lighting • Modern white bathroom suites • Heated towel rails • Oak faced doors complemented by chrome lever handles

Not what you are looking for?

James McNeil

Why not visit our website to see the full range of current and future developments, alternatively please contact us directly:

t: 01425 613958

• Built-in wardrobes to bedroom 1, complete with full height sliding doors • Brick paviors to front drive and footpaths, textured slabs to patios and rear path • Garage or carport • PEAs band “B”

Senior Sales Negotiator



Thinking of Selling or Letting? Call today to arrange your free market appraisal







Three bedroom end of terraced house located in the popular village of Burton. The 16’ lounge/diner leads through to the fitted kitchen/breakfast room. Family bathroom. Garage within the south facing garden. [Energy Rating: C]

Two double bedroom first floor apartment close to local amenities. Lounge, shower room and communal gardens. Garage with power, lighting and storage. off road parking. [Energy Rating: C]

Two double bedroom mid terraced house which benefits from a large living room, spacious modern kitchen and a private enclosed garden with rear gate access. [Energy Rating: D]

Christchurch Office 01202 483344

Ferndown Office 01202 861677

Poole Office 01202 673977

Harbour Reach


St Ives


Boscombe Manor


Four bedrooms, three storey town house with harbour views also comprising of an en-suite bathroom to master and two balconies, set in the desirable area of harbour reach development. [Energy Rating: C]

Two bedroom detached bungalow in the popular area of St Ives. Conservatory leading out to the rear garden, driveway providing off road parking and garage. [Energy Rating: G]

Stunning detached coach house within close proximity to Southbourne Cliff top. Bedroom with ensuite, Study/ Bedroom Two with ensuite. Open plan ground floor living. Private garden and parking. [Energy Rating: C]

Poole Office 01202 673977

Ringwood Office 01425 472311

Southbourne Office 01202 423281



Talbot Village


Sea Road


Don’t miss out on a one off opportunity to purchase this three bedroom beautiful character property set on a large plot backing on to fields in a quiet location. This property is within easy reach of the local shops. [Energy Rating: E]

Four bedroom detached family home set in a quiet cul-desac, idyllically located in the sought after area of Talbot Village. Master bedroom benefiting from an en-suite shower room. Garage and off road parking for two cars. [Energy Rating: C]

Immaculately presented first floor apartment situated close to the beach. Entrance hall, 19’ lounge, kitchen, double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, wet room, allocated off road parking space and communal storage. [Energy Rating: D]

Verwood Office 01202 824111

Winton Office 01202 525411

Winton Office 01202 525411

01202 673 977 | poole@connells.co.uk 01202 423281 | southbourne@connells.co.uk 01202 525 411 | winton@connells.co.uk 01202 824 111 | verwood@connells.co.uk

01425 472 311 | ringwood@connells.co.uk 01202 861 677 | ferndown@connells.co.uk 01202 483 344 | christchurch@connells.co.uk

fahren estate agents


Considering Selling or Letting? Free Valuation - No Obligation Tel: 01202 551 022 Email: inf@fahren.co.uk www.fahren.co.uk £164,950


Calling all landlords!

Patio and Parking

A wise investment on a two bedroom apartment next to Boscombe Gardens | Enquire for more details

A modern two bedroom ground floor apartment close to the town centre Bournemouth | Enquire for more details

Find out how much your property is worth for sales or rentals with a free market valuation with one of our team, book online at www.fahren.co.uk or contact us If 2015 is anything to go buy, we are confident that 2016 will be a great year for property sales and lettings in and around Bournemouth.

Happy New Year!

If one of your new year plans are to sell your property then don’t wait til the summer when the market is swamped with vendors hoping to get top dollar who don’t realise the volume of properties available then makes it more challenging to achieve a good price. Get the ball rolling today with an established and successful estate agents in Bournemouth. (Hint...that’s us!) If you are a landlord with an established portfolio or thinking of venturing into new territory then contact the letting team at Fahren. We can advise you on all aspects of letting and look to achieve a top price for your home. FREE MARKET VALUATION FOR SALES/LETTINGS Contact us on 01202 551022 or email julian@fahren.co.uk

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01202 512606 • 367 Wimborne Road, Winton • winton@sequencehome.co.uk



25% Shared Ownership

Commercial Road

Owls Road, OIEO £155,000

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Luxury Town Centre Apartment Two Double Bedrooms En Suite to Master Allocated Secure Parking

First Floor Flat One Double Bedroom Close to Beaches Allocated Parking




Avon Road ** Five Bedrooms**Four Bathrooms**Potential for self contained unit/annex**28 ft Lounge / Diner**Approximately 17 ft Kitchen**16 ft Conservatory**Stunning extensively extended and modernised property in a popular residential area in Charminster. • Semi Detached House • Five Bedrooms

£130,000 50% Shared Ownership

Morden Road

Commercial Road


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• Four Bathrooms • 28 ft Lounge / Diner

Top Floor Apartment Two Double Bedrooms Sea Glimpses Allocated Parking






Hahneman Road, £449,950

St Marks Road

Wimborne Road

Grove Road

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5 BEDROOM MODERN HOME 3 Bathrooms Off Road Parking Beautiful Kitchen

Semi Detached Property Two / Three Bedrooms Large Rear Garden Kitchen / Diner




£250,000 OIEO

Direct Sea Views Two Double Bedrooms Eastcliff Location Secure Underground Parking

OFFERS OVER £225,000

£249,950 OIEO

Caroline Road

Kimber Road

Manor Road

Kerley Road

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Detached Bungalow Two Double Bedrooms 21ft Lounge / Diner Modernised Kitchen

East Cliff Location Split Level Apartment Two Double Bedrooms Ensuite to Master

Three double bedrooms Ground floor flat Modern kitchen and bathroom Share of freehold




£270,000 OIEO

£239,950 OIEO


Frampton Road, £140,000

Victoria Park Road

West Cliff Road

St Winifreds Road

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First Floor Flat Two Bedrooms Off Road Parking and Garage Sought After Location

Detached House Two Bedrooms Ideal Investment Heart of Moordown

Ground Floor Flat Three Bedrooms 17Ft Lounge Diner 14ft Kitchen Diner


Retirement Flat First Floor Two Bedrooms 16FT Lounge

01202 672736 • 11 Kingland Road, Poole • poole@sequencehome.co.uk



Sydling Close

Abbotsbury Road, £425,000

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Semi detached house Two double bedrooms 15 ft lounge Garage and large driveway

Detached chalet bungalow 5 bedrooms 100 ft+ rear garden Detached garage


Bingham Avenue £1,300,000 Nestled via footpath in the tree lined CANFORD CLIFFS lies this DETACHED residence with FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS, THREE BATHROOMS and a large modern kitchen. Externally a wrap around garden includes a large gated driveway and DOUBLE GARAGE. • Four double bedrooms • Four reception rooms • Three bathrooms

Lake Avenue £425,000

Recreation Road

• Parking and double garage • Wrap around garden

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• SOLD FOR FULL ASKING PRICE • Similar property required

Verity Crescent, £260,000

Lake Drive, £525,000

Ridgemount Gardens £290,000

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• Large 3 double bedroom detached bungalow • 21 ft lounge/diner • Bathroom & en-suite to master bedroom

Stunning Sea Views Two Double Bedroom Luxury Apartment Exclusive Gated Development Two Balconies



Oakdale Road • Three Double Bedroom Second Floor Apartment • Two En-suite and Further Third Bathroom • 20ft Lounge / Diner

Extended semi detached 3 bed house 21 ft lounge 16 ft dining room 10 ft kitchen

Large Two Bedroom Bungalow Development Opportunity Harbour Views Large Plot





St Margarets Road

Dolphin Quays £220,000

Longfleet Road

Felton Court

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• Sold for 97% of asking price • More flats required in this area

• Similar flats required • Call for a free valuation today!

Three bedroom Mid terraced Lounge/diner No-through road Garage

Two Double Bedrooms Third Floor Flat Two Bathrooms Secure Parking

TO LET £2000 PCM

TO LET £1300 PCM

TO LET £1000 PCM


Moriconium quay

Quay West

Tavener Close

Voyager House

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2 bed Balcony Large Kitchen Sea view

New build Hi spec kitchen 2 double bedroom Private parking

3 large double bedroom Garden En suite Driveway


New build 2 double bedroom Private parking Walk from town centre





A two bedroom maisonette finished to a high standard throughout, includes solid oak flooring & worktops, private entrance, a garden and allocated parking.

A detached bungalow, offering two double bedrooms, shower room, living/dining room, modern kitchen/ breakfast room, detached garage and secluded garden

A spacious three bedroom detached house with a lounge / diner, modern kitchen / breakfast room, detached garage and a well maintained rear garden.

WINKWORTH 01202 767633 www.winkworth.co.uk

HEARNES BOURNEMOUTH 01202 317317 www.hearnes.com

GREYS PARKSTONE 01202 710001 www.greysestateagents.co.uk

FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

BRANKSOME PARK GUIDE PRICE £1,395,000 Bright and spacious property in a fine coastal location, beautifully presented on a secluded plot, 4/5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms ( 3 en suite), 3/4 reception rooms, conservatory, quadruple integral garage.

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk



POOLE £299,950

Mount Ararat was formerly a Shepherds Cottage with immediate access to wonderful forest walks in all directions and a charming garden of over an acre.

A well-presented 3 bedroom detached home in convenient location with re-fitted shower room and secluded garden. Vendors found.

This top floor apartment benefits from two double bedrooms, lounge/dining room, large balcony with views across Holes bay and secure ground floor parking.

WOOLLEY & WALLIS 01425 472421 www.w-w.co.uk

HEARNES BOURNEMOUTH 01202 317317 www.hearnes.com

GREYS UPTON 01202 622101 www.greysestateagents.co.uk



ONLY ONE APT REMAINING in this historic building carefully restored to provide 1 Bedroom, Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen, Bathroom & Private Garden.

An immaculately presented 4 bedroom detached home boasting modern kitchen, bathroom and generous garden

Stunning house with commanding position overlooking Parkstone Golf Course, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, rear garden.

WOOLLEY & WALLIS 01425 472421 www.w-w.co.uk

HEARNES BOURNEMOUTH 01202 317317 www.hearnes.com

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

WESTCLIFF £550,000 Bayview Gardens occupies a prime position on the Westcliff just moments from the beach, presented in immaculate condition and has been remodelled since new and comprises of bright, spacious, contemporary living throughout. There are stunning sea views complimented by a large south facing wrap around balcony.







This beautiful three bedroom house boasts a modern kitchen & bathroom, spacious lounge/diner, driveway parking for 2-3 cars, garage and a garden.

This spacious one bedroom ground floor apartment is offered unfurnished and benefits from ad-hoc parking, open plan living area and shower room.

This two bedroom apartment benefits from two double bedrooms, en-suite to master bedroom, balcony with sea views and secure parking.

GOADSBY 01202 692145 www.goadsby.com

GOADSBY 01202 692145 www.goadsby.com

GOADSBY 01202 767610 www.goadsby.com





WINKWORTH 01202 767633 www.winkworth.co.uk


Sales Department


Bournemouth 01202 548548 Poole 01202 742020

Malmesbury Park Road, Bournemouth, £224,950


• Two Bedroom Detached House • One Bathroom, Two Receptions • Spacious Lounge/ Diner • Modern Fitted Kitchen • Conservatory • Private Garden

New Road, Parkstone, Guide Price £360,000




• Immaculately Presented Detached Family Home • Located On Quiet Road In Parkstone BH12 • Four Double Bedrooms With Additional Single • 4 Years Remaining On The NHBC • Brick Built Garage With Scope to Extended • Off Road Parking For Multiple Vehicles

Derby Road, Bournemouth £150,000

Yarmouth Road, Branksome, £294,950

Guest Avenue, Branksome, £289,950

• Two Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment • One Bathroom, One Reception Room • Large Lounge/Diner • Separate Cloakroom • Modern Kitchen • Communal Gardens

• Immaculate Three Bedroom Detached House • Located On Large Corner Plot • Secure Garage & Off Road Parking • Large Living Space With Original Open Fire Place • Large Private Rear South Facing Garden • A Stones Throw From Local Shops & Amenities

• Spacious Two Bedroom Detached Bungalow • Previous Planning Approved For Loft Conversion • Two Double Bedrooms With Fitted Wardrobes • Off Road Parking For Multiple Vehicles • Private South Easterly Facing Garden • Offered With No Forward Chain


Lettings Department Bournemouth 01202 548548 Poole 01202 742020

Your Local & Professional Buy To Let Experts Lettings Team left to right: Alice Alcock, Dominic Allen, Ellie Taylor, Laila Safaee: “Happy New Year from all of us at Meridian. 2016 is here and we are proud to say our teams are still going strong and confident the rentals market is as buoyant as ever. In the month of January we will be conducting FREE 20 minute valuations. All valuations are no obligation, free of charge and we will leave you with information on our sales and lettings services plus an up to date value of your property. If you are an investor it is good to know we work closely with the sales teams which ensures accuracy and minimal voids, always. Our doors are open and we really look forward to hearing from you should you wish to take advantage of this offer.” We are also extremely proud to advise our CHRISTCHURCH branch will be opening soon…




Please feel free to contact the team directly at the offices for no obligation advice.”

West Cliff, Bournemouth, £1600 PCM








• Three Double Bedroom Luxury Town House • Three Bathrooms, Two Receptions • Modern Kitchen • Large Rear Garden • Balcony • Garage

Hankinson Road, Bournemouth, £825 PCM

Lakeside Road, Branksome Park, £4,000 PCM

Lilliput Road, Canford Cliffs, £2,000 PCM

• Two Bedroom Ground Floor Flat • One Bathroom, One Reception • Modern Fully Fitted Kitchen • Modern Bathroom • Off Road Parking • Close To Local Transport Links

• Four Double Bedroom Detached Home • Located In The Desirable BH13 Location • Walking Distance To The Waterside • Immaculate & Contemporary Finish Throughout • Underfloor Heating Throughout • Garage & Plentiful Off Road Parking

• Immaculate Three Bedroom Penthouse • Two Secure Off Road Parking Spaces • Walking Distance Of Sandbanks Beaches • Lift & Stairwell In Well Maintained Secure Building • Large Open Plan Living Area With Balcony • Available February 2016


Southbourne Branch (01202) 428555




Set just moments from cliff tops and beaches is this spacious ground floor apartment which has a private entrance and a West facing rear garden. No chain, view today!

A rare opportunity to purchase a modern three double bedroom detached bungalow set opposite Woodland Walk with well-presented accommodation and garage to rear.

Full of character this four bedroom detached home is set in a premier road on a generous plot featuring and 80’ rear garden. Now in need of modernisation this is a great opportunity with no chain.


LITTLEDOWN - £585,000

SOUTHBOURNE - £650,000

A very spacious 5 bed detached home with 2 en-suites, family bathroom, two receptions, modern kitchen/breakfast room, separate utility and double garage. Great location - must be seen!

A 4 bedroom detached period home with sizable rear garden, plentiful parking, garage and roomy accommodation including two reception rooms and a 16’ Garden room.

A spacious and very versatile detached home with 4/5 reception rooms and 5/6 bedrooms. Well-presented throughout with impressive frontage and double garage, viewing is a must!

SOUTHBOURNE - £389,950

BOSCOMBE EAST - £415,000

SOUTHBOURNE - £389,950

An extended 3 bedroom detached home featuring a 27’ living room, two further reception rooms, plentiful parking and a west facing garden. An ideal family home close to Stourfield school.

A spacious 3 double bedroom detached home with 2 good size receptions, Kitchen/breakfast room, GF WC, family bath and cloaks. Generous garden, plentiful parking. No chain!

A unique 3 double bedroom town house set in a secure gated development featuring a stunning 32' x 23' open plan living area, set a short distance from Southbourne Grove and clifftops.





Currently under construction and due for completion Summer 2016, Silver Glade is an exclusive gated development of just five bespoke homes set in a quiet yet convenient location giving easy access to Southbourne Grove and the areas award winning golden sandy beaches. Each home will offer the very best in modern living with a high level of specification throughout, spacious bedrooms, a formal living room and an open plan kitchen/family room with bi-folding doors leading to landscaped gardens. Please call for further information and to arrange your site visit. (01202) 428555 Quality kitchens with stone working surfaces and high spec appliances * Fully tiled bath and en-suite rooms with underfloor heating * Underfloor heating to ground floor and radiators to bedrooms * Quality range of tiled, karndean and carpet floor coverings * Built in wardrobes to master * Fitted burglar alarm * LED downlighting * Wired for digital TV and Sky * 10 year NHBC warranty

Does your home have development Southbourne - £649,950 Last chance to buy! Just one home remains available at Harlequin Homes latest new development which is due for completion late spring/early summer 2016. Being built to a very high specification the property offers 4 bedrooms with a Juliette balcony and en-suite to master, family bathroom, GF WC, formal living room, open plan kitchen/family room and integral garage with remote door and utility area. Fully equipped for modern living with a state of the art gas heating system, hard wired internet access points, integrated alarm system and contemporary finish this will be a stunning home!

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LOWER PARKSTONE £550,000 A well presented four bedroom detached family home benefitting from a superb open plan kitchen /dining day room with door opening to rear garden. Located in a popular road within an excellent school catchment area. Viewing comes highly recommended.

LILLIPUT £499,950 Requiring full modernisation and refurbishment throughout, this two double bedroom detached bungalow benefits from a large west facing rear garden and is situated in a popular residential road within the Lilliput area. No forward chain, viewing comes highly recommended.

POOLE £204,950


PARKSTONE £139,950

An immaculate two double bedroom two bathroom purpose built apartment occupies the whole of the second floor. Built in 2007 this property is located within walking distance of Poole Park, Poole Hospital and close to the vibrant Ashley Cross with it’s bars and restaurants.

PRICED TO SELL - A substantial six bedroom detached family home requiring a little modernisation but benefiting from a large rear garden and located in a quiet, mature road within walking distance Ashley Cross Village. Courthill and Baden Powell School catchment.

Garden flat - A large one bedroom character apartment located within walking distance of local shops and a bus route. The property has its own garden and parking area - ideal first home or investment

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PARKSTONE £225,000


925 sq ft - A well presented and particularly spacious two bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment with south facing terrace. The property is ideally located in a quiet road between Ashley cross village and Poole Park.

A three bedroom semi detached house located in a quiet cul de sac. The property has been recently redecorated and is ready to occupy. Vacant - keys available to view

A charming three bedroom, two reception semi detached house built in the 1930’s and located in a mature, established road within walking distance of Ashley Cross Village. No chain - ready for occupation having recently been redecorated throughout.

LOWER PARKSTONE £549,950 A three bedroom, three storey, contemporary detached house having been finished to an extremely high standard including a stunning kitchen dining room. Situated in a popular location just a short distance of Ashley Cross village with its amenities, fashionable bars and bistros. Must be viewed

LOWER PARKSTONE £675,000 A substantial, five bedroom four bathroom three storey detached family house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Lower Parkstone. Offered for sale with no forward chain.

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This detached bungalow is situated in a sought after location within walking distance to bus routes and amenities and has three bedrooms, lounge/dining room and off road parking. Detached garage | separate toilet | vacant possession

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New build detached house in sought after location with four double bedrooms, en-suite to master, open plan kitchen/day room and off road parking.

A vacant semi detached bungalow with two bedrooms, lounge/ dining room and off road parking.

Available now | downstairs toilet | enclosed garden

Corner plot | modern shower room | enclosed garden

Upton Branch 01202 622101

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A detached bungalow in Cobbs Quay with three bedrooms, modern bathroom and off road parking. Detached garage | close to water | well maintained grounds

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This ground floor flat benefits from two bedrooms, allocated parking and is being offered with no forward chain. Close to amenities and train links | well presented

Upton Branch 01202 622101

POOLE QUARTER £200,000 Situated in a modern block, this spacious flat has two double bedrooms, secure underground parking and open plan living area. Close to town centre | en-suite to master | well presented

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Beautifully presented three storey contemporary style town house with a feature mezzanine style lounge and open plan kitchen / diner and living area. Situated close to Parkstone Yacht Club. Four bedrooms | garage | no forward chain

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ALDERNEY £275,000

A beautifully modernised detached bungalow with large lounge, kitchen / breakfast room, bathroom / separate shower.

A most spacious detached bungalow with a good sized southerly facing rear garden situated close to Bourne Valley Nature Reserve. Offered with no forward chain.

Two double bedrooms | patio garden | off road parking

Three bedrooms | cloakroom | detached garage

Parkstone Branch 01202 710001

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A substantial detached family house with a good sized westerly facing garden. Now requiring some general updating. Must be viewed! Six double bedrooms | double length garage | tremendous potential

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A well presented detached bungalow with ample off road parking and a most pleasant secluded rear garden.

A spacious ground floor flat with superb kitchen and modern bathroom situated close to Ashley Cross and rail station. Share of freehold.

Three bedrooms | large lounge / diner | gas central heating

Two double bedrooms | spacious lounge / diner | garage

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A charming two bedroom apartment within a large country house set in approximately an acre in the sought after hamlet of Bank. EPR: D 1

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Family residence having undergone a significant refurbishment throughout to combine modern fittings and period features. EPR: D 2

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A modern family house enjoying a pleasant location towards the end of a cul-de-sac in the ever popular New Forest village of Sway. EPR: D 4



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A stunning family residence set in approximately 0.5 of an acre in a prime forest location with potential to extend (STPP). EPR: F 4

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A substantial character property of approximately 6,000 sq. ft. plus an additional detached cottage with excellent income potential. EPR: E 9



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A beautifully presented New Forest home with outstanding equestrian facilities and direct forest access. Situated at the end of a delightful forest lane, the property offers about 7.5 acres of prime grazing land with stables and newly constructed bespoke menage with the latest Andrew Bowen ‘Prowax’ surface and measures 40 m x 20 m.







The garden extends to approximately 0.6 acres and the stableblock comprises two loose boxes, tack room/kitchen and feed/rug store. A landscaped lake area leads out onto a track and gives access to the open forest. EPR: E To arrange a viewing contact the Burley office

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Mudeford A Grade II Listed attached family home in a stunning waterside position with south facing gardens and views across Christchurch Harbour to the iconic beach huts on Mudeford Spit. The house has been completely renovated by the current owners who have created a beautiful, stylish home whilst retaining the property’s character and period features. The landscaped gardens are approximately 30 metres long providing privacy with the benefit of a sheltered inlet where a boat can be kept. An exceptional house ideal for those who love waterside living and boats. EPR: Not Required To arrange a viewing contact the Burley office

£2,295,000 4



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A recently constructed house with a superb layout and parking on an exclusive development within reach of the High Street. EPR: B 2






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A detached house with generous accommodation, single garage and gated approach situated in a highly sought after village. EPR: D

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Barton On Sea


A substantial family home with a superb arrangement of rooms on a quiet residential lane, moments from the beaches. EPR: C 5

A classic period town house with a stunning interior presented in immaculate condition and moments from Town Quay. EPR: D

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A detached bungalow on a generous plot in a quiet private cul-de-sac and situated within a short walk of Pennington Common. EPR: D 3









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Milford On Sea


A superbly presented bungalow with open-plan style living space and good sized gardens set in a unique clifftop location. EPR: C 3



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A quite exceptional contemporary home with some 3000 sq. ft. of accommodation over three floors. Perfectly positioned south of the High Street and within walking distance of the Lymington River. EPR: C

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A rare opportunity to acquire this sizeable retail premises in the heart of Lymington. Offering a total of over 410 sq. ft. of retail space, plus 424 sq. ft. of first floor storage and staff facilities and situated in a prime High Street location. EPR: Not Required As Listed

To arrange a viewing contact the Burley office





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Enjoying an enviable and quiet location within the New Forest National Park, a well maintained detached cottage enjoying beautiful countryside views and a delightful south facing landscaped garden. EPR: D

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Bright and modern purpose built apartment on ‘Golden Unique, semidetached house on small modern development. Beautifully-presented three bedroom Town House, spacious Grid’. Spacious accommodation, south-facing balcony, two Three beds, two baths, open plan living room. Close to all accommodation over three floors, large private garden and bathrooms. 1 x Garage. Available Jan. amenities. Unfurnished. Available Now. driveway parking. Furnished/Unfurnished. Avail Now. westbOurne - Lettings westbourne@winkworth.co.uk







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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six

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Superb and spacious 2 bedroom character flat set in a beautiful building just a few minutes from Bournemouth town centre. The property is set in a lovely leafy and quiet area with very well tended landscaped gardens, and features two off road parking spaces. The flat has its own private entrance and then a hall with stairs leading up to the main accommodation. There is a wonderful bespoke fitted kitchen with space for dining table, a modern four piece bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower enclosure, a large living room with fireplace and window seat, a useful separate study, and the two bedrooms. Available February 2016, unfurnished, no pets.




Penthouse apartment Three Bedrooms Harbour views Available Now

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Gated development Two bedrooms Fitted wardrobes Two bathrooms

LILLIPUT £1,250,000

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Two Bedrooms En-suite Bathroom Fitted Kitchen Balcony With Fantastic Views Secure parking EPC - B Fees Apply

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Recently Refurbished Three Bedrooms Lounge/Diner Lift Converted Warehouse Exposed Beams EPC - C Fees Apply


A well fitted and presented 1 bedroom flat BAITER in this popular, £1,000PCM PARK centrally-located development • Three Bedrooms in Poole Old Town, only a short • Close to Poole Quay stroll from the bars and restau • Off Road Parking rants of Poole Quay. • Gas Central Heating • • • •

SANDBANKS £875,000

POOLE QUAY £1,350PCM POOLE HIGH STREET £875PCM COBBS QUAY This exquisite three bedroomed, An ultra-modern 4 double bed

•apartment Two Doublewhich Bedrooms has tremendous •views Sought After Location over the harbour towards •the Allocated Parking Purbeck Hills. Space This apartment • Upgraded Kitchen is situated on the third floor and • Gas Central Heating has secure parking and a balcony. • Upvc Double Glazing • EPC - C • Fees Apply

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Furnished Fourth Floor Apartment Two Bedrooms Gas Central Heating Juliet Balcony Town Centre Location EPC – B Fees Apply

• Two BedroomsLo room, 4 bathroom townhouse. • First floor cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, • Communal Gardens ideally positioned within walking • Garage distance to stunning beaches and • Recently Redecorated the shores of Poole Harbour

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POOLE QUARTER £875PCM A contemporary rare 3 bedroom

Two Bedrooms four storey character property • Two Balconies situated in the heart of Poole • Secure allocatedOld parking Town conservation area.The• En-suite to Master building is understood to date • Lift access • from the mid 1800’s. Furnished apartment • EPC – B • Fees Apply •


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A chance to purchase a spectacular four-bedroom contemporary detached house in the heart of Lilliput and just a£1,000PCM five minutes drive from the beautiful blue flag £1,000PCM beaches of POOLE QUAY AQUA Sandbanks. This property has been beautifully furnished throughout, comprehensively • Two Bedrooms • Harbour Views equipped with high attention to all details. • • • • • • •

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Captain James Cook in 1770, as he searched for a safe passage through the surrounding shoals. I set off on the three-hour round trip at 6am to escape the searing heat, making my way through a mangrove swamp and scrambling across steep boulders sprouting kapok trees between crevices. Yellow-spotted monitors - who inspired Captain Cook’s choice of name for the island - skulk timidly into the shade, as trilling, yellow-bellied sunbirds compete with the constantly whistling wind, while flitting through wispy fronds of purple kangaroo grass. Excavated shell middens indicate Lizard’s first visitors came here more than 3000 years ago, when young Dingaal Aboriginal males would learn survival skills during a rite of passage. Surveying the terrain, I imagine it would be extremely challenging to make a living on this rocky, weather-beaten land.



Mangrove Beach, one of 24 beaches on Lizard Island, Australia. (PA Photo/Renato Granieri)

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Those words resonate with me as I immerse myself in another awesome world, where time is quickly forgotten as minutes slip easily into hours.

Set up in 1973 with support from the Australian Museum, the station originally consisted of six academics camping on a beach in army tents. Now it accommodates 350 researchers every year, whose work focuses on the health of the Reef and ways it could be better managed.

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Coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. (PA Photo/Sarah Marshall)

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LET THERE BE LIGHT! Jarad from Green Stamp Electrical gives us some tips advise on lighting your garden With winter drawing in on us most of us won’t be spending to much time in the garden, most households have no garden lighting so at this time of year as the evenings get darker you look out of you window into a black void. However, lighting up your garden after dark transforms it into an outdoor living room and turns that mass of black into another world, so you don’t have to go in just because the sun has. Once night falls use clever garden lighting to turn your outdoor space into a theatrical stage set full of drama and intrigue. The size of your garden will determine how many lights you can place around it. This seems like a straight forward point, but if you try to put too many in a small space you will almost certainly overdo it. Sometimes less is more so to speak. Another factor is the amount of features you already have, be it statues, walkways, decking, water features, ponds, rockery, lawns and trees. All these things can be lit up at night, and knowing the layout of the garden will help to blend these features together.


A good starting point would be to connect a spot or floodlight to a long extension lead and walk it round the garden at night to see what effects can be created. Lay it on the floor up-lighting a canopy of a tree, face it towards a particular object or against a fence panel to give a sense of light and space that is created. Using this method will save you a lot of time in the long run as you can establish very quickly how many fittings you may need and where your cable runs are going to go. It will be too late

once all the cables have been buried and the lights installed. Try different beam angles and wattage’s to maximize effect, even a splash of colour. A lamp as low as 20w or a 3w LED is surprisingly bright at night in the garden as it does not have to compete with natural daylight. However this is something we can advise on. Adding outdoor lighting along paths and walkways can help to extenuate the edges of the path, but also illuminate any flowers that are planted next to them. The ideal light fitting for this is the spread light or low level bollard which is designed to push the light downward and reduce glare. Some plants do not like constant light at night, so be sure to check you don’t unknowingly damage any plants. If this is the case then point the light in another direction away from the leaves. Your main driveway is an ideal place to use specially designed marker drive-over lights which show a direct route to the house entrance and can be used in conjunction with bollard lights for extra security and effect. The bollards can be placed on a light sensor to detect anyone entering the property. Bollards large and small can also be used to good effect to illuminate pathways in your garden. Putting lighting in between rocks and stones will make shadows and shapes with great effect at night and will enhance the scenery at night. There are hundreds of small low level spike lights which use either low voltage or LED power and can be easily concealed in these areas. Twin adjustable spike

lights are also very flexible and enable you to down light or highlight an object with one lamp whilst up lighting a tree or tall shrub with the other lamp. Lighting decking areas can help to complete the look, and create an almost fairytale ambiance. Lights can be placed on the decking posts and rails for maximum exposure at an elevated position. For a very classical look you can build them into the wood of the decking, and this helps to protect them as well. The look is very unique and seamless, and is a favourite with many homeowners. The light can bring out the quality and shape of the wood, as well as different textures. They take a little more work to fit them and install but the finished result is one of the best around, and will really set your garden apart from the rest. Using LED in the decking is ideal as the lamp produces very little heat and will be safe to touch for children. Low level bollards can be used at the side of entrance steps to the patio decking area. You can hang lights from branches in trees, or on top of posts, fences and pergolas. These light fittings are very popular for pergolas and create a dramatic pool of light on the pathway below or patio area and add a bit more sparkle to the area. Solar fairy lights can also be used as a type of hanging light to create a twinkle effect at night. If you want expert advice on lighting your garden or any other electrical work just give us a ring, we would be happy to pop out and perhaps give you some new ideas. Call us on 07866 054448

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MOTORING NEWS The latest news on all things motoring. By Nick Fletcher

FORD ON TOP UK market leader Ford increased sales and exceeded market growth across all sectors in November as it reinforced its lead in total vehicle, car and commercial vehicle sales. Ford commercial vehicle sales were at the highest level since 1986 and more than double those of its nearest rival. According to the official November sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders: • Ford is the UK market leader in total vehicle, car and CV sales • Ford total sales up 15.9 per cent against 5.3 per cent UK market growth • Fiesta is UK best-seller; Transit Custom first in CV • Transit range is second in UK total vehicle sales • Ford has five models in the UK Top 20 – Fiesta (1st), Focus (3rd), Transit • Custom (5th), Kuga (15th) and Transit (18th)


Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, said: “The UK market’s robust growth was evident across all sectors in November, and it is particularly rewarding to see Ford’s strengthening its leadership position by a significant margin. “This is the benefit of ongoing investment in exciting products and industry-leading technologies, both in cars and CVs. Our latest newcomers, including C-MAX, S-MAX, Galaxy, Mustang and Mondeo Vignale, will boost our sales momentum even more.”

ROAD TEST: VOLKSWAGEN GOLF MATCH BLUEMOTION Volkswagen has added a petrol-powered one-litre BlueMotion model to its Golf range and many think it offers a real alternative to diesel, writes NICK FLETCHER. The three-cylinder engine still has a respectable 113 hp so delivers very nippy performance, and a surpirsing amount of refinement. Even against the background of the VW brand suffering from its recent emissions scandal, this car will impress anyone who tries it. It is smoother and quieter than comparable small-engine cars and it is easy to forget it has just one-litre capacity – it feels like it is at least 1.4 litres. Most buyers will opt for the standard manual gearbox but there is a 7-speed DSG auto tramnsmission (a £1,400 option) which though useful around town, can be slow to respond when you need quicker acceleration. The 0-60 mph time is a smart 9.7 seconds, top speed 127 mph which means it is well within itself at motorway cruising speeds – some small-engine cars get rather buzzy on the motorway.

Fuel economy is 65.7 mpg combined and while in realworld driving all official figures are hard to achieve, it should easily return a 50mpg average, making it comparable to many diesel cars. Underway, this BlueMotion Golf (£21,435) is really nice to drive, proving to be refined and comfortable. It has excellent steering feedback, a well-balanced suspension set-up providing lots of corning grip and composure and very good ride quality. Based on the Match specification, this model is well-kitted and includes stop-start, sat-nav, Bluetooth, alloy wheels, heated front seats and rear parking sensors. With decent space for four adults, a good-size boot and folding rear seats for larger loads, the car scores well for practicality. The Golf is an attractively styled well-designed hatchback with the excellent build quality which has long hallmarked VW group models, and has been a huge world-wide best-seller. Despite the company’s current woes, this new BlueMotion version does have very strong appeal. It offers durable everyday family transport with ultra-low running costs.

NEW VITARA MODEL Just eight months after the UK launch of the new Vitara, Suzuki is introducing the S model in January, which provides “a more sporting and dynamic character” to the Vitara line up. It is priced from £20,899. It features a newly-developed 1.4 litre 138 hp turbo-charged ‘BoosterJet’engine offering a 0-60 mph time of 10.2 seconds and mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Fuel consumption is 52.3 mpg combined. A six-speed automatic transmission is available optionally which has a wide gear ratio range to permit precise driver control and help provide quick response at low vehicle speeds (for instance, when pulling away from standstill or driving slowly uphill). Standard equipment for all Vitara models includes seven airbags, alloy wheels, DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with speed limiter, auto air conditioning and front and rear electric windows. The S model is equipped with 17-inch Gloss black alloy wheels, unique grille design, satin silver door mirrors, LED Headlamps with red projector covers, rear upper spoiler and black side body mouldings. For the interior the sporting theme continues with red interior stitching, red accents for air conditioning vent and instruments and aluminium alloy pedals.

Suzuki’s ALLGRIP system is fitted as standard on the new S model.ALLGRIP debuted in the S-Cross model in 2013 and has since proved very successful. During development, the Vitara ALLGRIP system was enhanced by the addition of a feed forward function that allocates torque to the rear wheels before any slippage can occur. The system has four driver-selectable modes which are Auto, Sport, Snow and Lock.



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THE CROWN HOTEL The jewel in the crown…

My lords, my ladies! Lend me your ear for the story we have you really must hear! Four words for you, Crown Hotel: where have you been? This hidden gem looms in the courtyard of The Guildhall (Poole town’s registry office). It seems this local haunt has been working on a few great marriages of their own. It is said that some of the best relationships are born between polar opposites, and we can’t help but think back to this having visited this humble tavern. Initial appearances may have indicated that their menu would follow traditional pub style cuisine, but my, oh my, were we wrong. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by friendly owner Sandra, who instantly made us feel welcome and at home. This spot has really seen some history in its approximate 300 years of existence. Now a cosy hideaway, this establishment has been home to many a business over time, including one French onion trader (no tears please). We were seated at a beautifully decorated table nestled by a glowing fireplace and as the menus were distributed, we could not wait to see what was in store. Giddier than a child, (or for that matter ourselves) on Christmas day, we swung open our menus, and began the selection process. Ever pursuing the interest of our readers, we choose 4 different dishes: a trio of sauté king prawns; pan-seared scallops on crisp black pudding and butternut and ginger puree; a pork, duck and chicken liver terrine; and finally a hot steaming bowl of muscles, floating in a divine pool of white wine, garlic and finished off with a hint of cream. If I had a page to describe each and

every one, I really would since it would truly reflect the amount of consideration and love that had gone into each and every dish. Perhaps I’ll just indulge in one…the scallops. Cooked to utter perfection and laced with the most delectable sauce (you know the kind that can take you to new realms of food pleasure), our chef hits us with an unexpected twist – crispy black pudding. Well as you can imagine, the variety of flavours and textures had us won over and we hadn’t even made it to the main course yet. Speaking of which… For the main event or rather events: a traditional beef en croute; a sirloin steak with all the usual trimmings; a baked loin of venison; and a fan favourite, steak and ale pie. Much like the starters, we really could indulge you in a novel’s worth of foodie tales, but sadly (and we really do mean sadly), we will have to control ourselves to just a few short stories. Our first is a tribute to ‘the traditional beef en croute’, with wild mushroom duxelle (that’s a special stuffing made from finely chopped sautéed mushrooms to you and me) and homemade horseradish cream. It was presented sliced over a mushroom and red wine sauce and served with celeriac gratin. Oh the layers of joy! Firstly, you are greeted with the sight of perfectly pink beef (just the way it is meant to be) encased in a flaky pastry jacket. Hiding between the layers of meat and pastry, a horseradish infused creamy duxelle is the delectable glue that holds it all together. Lacing the dish were tiny edible flowers (the wittrockiana flower, specifically) grown in their

very own back garden; you couldn’t get any closer to local produce if you tried. Our next tribute is paid to an absolute classic, the steak and ale pie. People all over the world consider good old ‘fish and chips’ to be the ultimate British dish. However dig a little further into history and you would realise just how wrong they were. In fact the pie has been a Brit’s best friend for centuries. Not the most delicate of dishes, a great steak and ale pie is almost entirely judged on the taste (no mean feat for the chef) but trust us readers, the Crown’s adaptation certainly didn’t disappoint. Served in its very own ceramic dish housing the most scrumptious of meaty filling, lavished in a saucy beef gravy, this pie was the nothing short (crust) of life changing. Our only regret is that we couldn’t fit dessert in. Having seen their signature crème brulee pass en route to the table across from us (topped with a spun sugar masterpiece), we’re certain it’s a decision that will haunt us until our next visit. t. 01202 672137 w. www.thecrownpoole.com a. 23 market street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1NB



MAKE HAY FOR HEALTHY, HAPPY COOKING If learning to cook healthy, wholesome meals is number one on your New Year’s resolutions list, then help is at hand in the form of Donna Hay - Australia’s answer to Delia Smith Hay, whose bestselling cookbooks are famously filled with crisp, mouth-watering images, has just published The New Easy, which comes with the promise of “simple meal ideas that are big on flavour but low on fuss”. The mum-of-two has managed to incorporate “all the superfood ingredients” - like quinoa, chia seeds and kale - into her recipes, which are split into ‘Weeknights’ and ‘Weekends’, so they’re perfect for those who are hoping to get back on the low-calorie wagon after indulging at Christmas. “Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of overindulging, so there’s no need to beat yourself up about it,” says 45-year-old Hay, who lost three dress sizes by switching to healthy eating and an exercise regime that includes running and standup paddle boarding. “I’m all about balance though - I know that if I’ve enjoyed quite a lot of great food and drink over the festive period, then I need to balance it out a bit in the New Year, with a few extra kilometres on my run or a few more salads and meat-free days.

Goat’s Cheese Frittata with Rocket Gremolata (Serves 4)

“I don’t believe in extreme diets or cutting things out completely - just simply enjoying a great range of food that’s fresh, light and packed with vegetables and nutritious foods.” As a busy working mum, Hay knows how tough it can be to cook from scratch during the week, so she’s used “lots of great time-saving tricks” in the new cookbook. “In my recipes for week nights and casual weekends, I’ve used clever store cupboard ingredients, like store-bought puff pastry to make gorgeous tomato tarts, or caramelised onion relish in a super-easy marinade for lamb. Exercise is also an extremely important element in her daily routine. “No matter how busy I am, I always try to make sure I still find time for exercise. Most mornings or evenings I go for a run - it really helps me relax, de-stress and focus on the things I need,” she says. But when she has time, Hay enjoys nothing better than cooking a relaxed meal for close friends at

home, as long as it involves a little of her favourite guilty pleasure... “I enjoy cooking their favourite dishes for them, and taking the time to all sit down together, preferably outdoors, to chat, share the meal and a few drinks. My perfect meal would usually also involve icecream in any form - it’s like happiness in a bowl!” Tempted? Try some of Hay’s delicious, easy meals for yourself... By Kate Whiting, Press Association Photo credits: PA Photo/Handout & PA Photo/Harper Collins

Ingredients 8 eggs 250ml single cream 250ml milk 80g finely grated Parmesan Sea salt and cracked black pepper 200g soft goat’s cheese or goat’s curd 2tsp lemon thyme leaves For the rocket gremolata: 90g rocket leaves, shredded 20g flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped 1 heaped tbsp finely grated lemon zest 1 generous tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method Preheat oven to 180C. To make the rocket gremolata, place the rocket, parsley, lemon zest and oil in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. Place the eggs, cream, milk, parmesan, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour into a 1.5L ovenproof dish. Top the frittata with spoonfuls of goat’s cheese and sprinkle with the thyme. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the frittata is almost set. Remove from the oven and stand for five minutes. Cut the frittata into wedges and serve with the gremolata. 140


Sherry-Roasted Lamb (Serves 6-8)



16 sprigs thyme 16 sprigs oregano 1 x 2.2kg lamb leg, trimmed Sea salt and cracked black pepper 500ml sweet sherry 2 generous tbsp apple cider vinegar 250ml beef stock 2 heaped tbsp brown sugar 1tsp juniper berries 12 cloves garlic, skin on 8 shallots, peeled

Preheat oven to 200C. Tie the thyme and oregano around the lamb using kitchen string and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Remove the lamb from the baking dish, cover and set aside. Skim the fat from the surface of the pan juices and discard. Slice the lamb and spoon over some of the pan juices to serve.

Place the sherry, vinegar, stock, sugar, juniper, garlic and shallots in a baking dish and top with the lamb. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until the lamb is golden. Turn, cook for a further 20 minutes, turn again and cook for a final 20 minutes, or until the lamb is cooked to your liking. 141



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DUDSBURY COUNTRY CLUB 218 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH22 8SS

A single driveway fit for one way traffic with horses occupying fields either side sets the scene for the Dudsbury Country Club, nestled just past the West Parley lights the Dudsbury manages to create a rural theme that you would expect deep in the New Forest. The exterior oozes countryside pub but it’s only when you venture through the front doors that the Dudsbury shows off its luxurious modern charm. The recent renovation boasts a huge glass roof and bi-fold doors which shows off the club’s vast gardens as far as the eye can see. This really is one amazing view to take your breath away. Noticing a table by the patio doors that had a “Reserved for HOUSE” sign., it looks like we have the best seat in the house. Having taken a seat we were greeted by a friendly waitress who took our drink orders. The Dudsbury boasts a large seating area that could easily cater for larger groups. The decor has been given a modern lick of paint and now I know why the Dudsbury holds the ‘Club’ name. Holographic style paintings line the wall and disco lighting are at the ready for the evening’s extravagant parties. The Dudsbury is renowned for attracting some of the biggest DJs and classic bands with the tables removed to provide a vast dancefloor. Marquees are set up outside for their events to provide a festival atmosphere with outdoor BBQs, bars and seating areas all catering for party goers, families and even for the romantic couple. You can make your way down to the river for a spot of fishing or even purchase a picnic hamper to hide yourself away in the vast grounds and take in the sights. It’s perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch with all the family, but really is the jack of all trades.


Onto the food; Only recently has The Dudbsury changed hands to new management and this in turn has provided a huge overhaul in the kitchen. They have

appointed Ben Sabih, the Dorset born and bred chef who has trained alongside the likes of Anton Edelmann at The Savoy and Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, before going on to work at a number of Dorset’s best eateries, including The King’s Arms at Longham. We had the privilege of meeting Ben after the meal who expressed his desire to source the majority of his menu from within a 25-mile radius of his kitchen. He says that he is literally spoilt for choice in sourcing local food and wants his dishes to reflect the changing seasons. So expect some signature dishes from Ben appearing on the menu throughout the year such as his personal favourite - Confit Pork Belly, with garlic mash, shallots, a port jus and crackling. Sounds like the perfect Winter warmer. My choice of starter for the day was a new found favourite of mine, pan fried scallops whereas my company opted for the duck and egg salad. The scallops were decorated well and perfectly cooked. It was a dish you would expect from a chef who has worked at the highest standard. The king prawns looked divine and were finished quickly along with a sweet chilli dip. Plates were empty but just enough food to see us through to the main course. As a self proclaimed burger connoisseur I had to go for the Hand Crafted Dudsbury Country Club Burger. This was the bacon cheeseburger that had their name on it and I was looking forward to it! They weren’t joking when they said ‘Hand Crafted’ as the combination of the sirloin and rib eye mince

had created a monster. It was a thick, stacked and contained only by the ever popular toasted brioche bun. This was a burger that needed the knife and fork treatment and I mean that as a compliment, however I was well and truly beaten and dessert was looking unlikely. Always room for desert, I ordered the classic chocolate brownie while the boss was happy to hear from head chef Ben that the panna cotta had just set. Both dishes were excellently crafted and tasted as good as they looked. We had the opportunity to take our last course outside and take advantage of the new patio lounge area. With such a stunning setting, this was the perfect lunch and a place I look forward to returning to.

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VEGGING OUT The fridge has been cleared of meat and fish, my kitchen is now better stocked than our local greengrocer’s, and I’ve had my ‘last supper’ - a steak that probably weighs as much as a small child. As challenges go, temporarily turning veggie is hardly up there with trekking the Great Wall Of China. As a lover of all things meaty, however, it’s a task that fills me with some trepidation. Not least when, just hours into the seven-day experiment, I’m confronted with a platter of glistening, honeyroasted cocktail sausages at a party (I managed to resist, but only just). Adopting a meat-free diet brings plenty of benefits to animals and the environment, not to mention your bank balance, once you’ve taken costly meat and fish off the shopping list. But will veggie food give me all the nourishment and flavour I need, or will I be reaching for a Big Mac by day three? Luckily, I have a foolproof meal plan devised by online supermarket Ocado and nutritionist Anita Bean, to see me through the week and ensure I get a balanced and varied diet. I sometimes struggle to come up with exciting dishes when cooking for veggie friends, but there are a wide range of tastes and textures in Bean’s recipes, from the super-

simple bean and quinoa salad to the gnocchi, pesto and roasted veg, and the goat’s cheese and tomato frittata. What’s more, they’re surprisingly filling. It’s all about getting the balance right, according to Bean - ensuring you get enough protein, iron, vitamin B12 (from eggs, dairy products and fortified breakfast cereals), omega-3 (try chia, pumpkin and flax seeds and dark green leafy veg), and vitamin D. “Vitamin D can be a problem if you don’t get much sun exposure or consume oily fish. The best vegetarian sources are egg yolk and fortified margarine, plant milk and breakfast cereals,” says Bean. She adds: “Make vegetarian versions of your favourite meals: replace the meat in stews, curries and casseroles with tinned beans, lentils or tofu.” If you’re missing your meat fix, you might like to try meat substitutes such as seitan (a gluten used in stir fries and Chinese dishes) and Quorn meat-free chicken fillets.

Anita Bean imaginative when it comes to planning meals, looking into veggie options instead of using meat as the focal point. I must admit though, I did miss the taste of meat once or twice. Which is why, the morning after my challenge finished, I started my day with a juicy bacon sandwich. Naughty, yes, but very nice. By Jeananne Craig, Press Association Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout

By the end of my week, I’m feeling great - healthy, clear-skinned and with more energy than usual. I’ve been getting about seven portions of fruit and veg a day, and from now on, I’ll definitely be more

Want to try out some vegetarian dishes? Here are three tasty meat-free recipes to try at home from Ocado and Anita Bean.

Tofu & Noodle Stir-Fry (Serves 1)

Ingredients 1tsp light olive oil or rapeseed oil 1/2 onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2tsp grated fresh ginger 1/4 red pepper, chopped 1/2 courgette, sliced 50g green beans cut into 2cm lengths 2tsp tamari soy sauce 125ml water 100g tofu (Ocado recommends Dragonfly Organic Marinated Tofu) 150g fresh egg noodles Handful fresh coriander 2tsp sesame seeds

Method Heat the oil in a wok and stir-fry the onion, garlic and ginger on a medium to high heat for two minutes. Add the pepper, courgette and green beans and stir-fry for another two minutes. Add the tamari and water, cook for another two minutes then add the sliced tofu and noodles. Leave to cook for two minutes and take off the heat, and then gently stir in the coriander and sesame seeds 144


Fresh Gnocchi with Roasted Vegetables & Pesto (Serves 6)



1/2 red pepper, sliced 1/2 courgette, sliced 1/2 small onion, sliced 50g cherry tomatoes whole 1tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 200g potato gnocchi 1tbsp pesto

Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas mark 6. Place the chopped vegetables and whole tomatoes in a large roasting tin with the garlic. Toss lightly in olive oil so that the vegetables are well coated, and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Cook the gnocchi in boiling water for three minutes, drain and return to the pan. Add the pesto and warm through for a further minute. Combine the cooked gnocchi and pesto, mix with the roasted vegetables and serve.



2016 FITNESS FORECAST The last few years have seen some major trends emerge in the world of fitness - not least the fact that, generally speaking, we’re getting more and more into it. The days of merely ticking a box with an exercise class, or a few weekly sessions in the gym to tone up and keep trim are, for many, long gone. We now want - and get - so much more from our fitness regimes. What’s it doing for us? How can we improve and is there a gadget that’ll help us record that improvement? Will it make us stronger, but also more calm, happy and motivated? Is there a sportive we can sign up and train for? And we don’t just want to participate - we want to read about our chosen disciplines, buy the gear, and share and compare on social media too. Having a keen interest in fitness is, of course, nothing new. What is new is how ensconced it’s become in the mainstream. You no longer have to work in the industry, or be pro or semi-pro, to want to take your exercise seriously and seek to understand its mechanics; everybody can - and you no longer have to subscribe to specialist magazines to read about it; it’s right there in the features pages of the weekend papers.


Here’s a quick look at how some of these key trends are forecasted to develop in 2016...

Mind Is The Matter While there’s still a way to go with mental health awareness, we are talking about mental health more now than in previous decades - and we’re increasingly aware that looking after ourselves is as much about managing stress and keeping our minds healthy as it is about getting our all-important fivea-day and not smoking. Much research has found that exercise can have similar - and indeed sometimes even more effective - results than antidepressant drugs, including a Harvard review of studies dating back to 1981 which concluded that regular exercise can improve mood in those with mild to moderate depression, and also play a role in the treatment of major clinical depression. Most people I know who see exercise as a crucial part of their lives cite ‘stress-relief’ as one of its key benefits. Getting our heart rates up and flooding our veins with oxygen triggers chemical reactions that offset the strain and exhaustion of our demanding worlds, not only helping us feel more in control and grounded, but also serving as a reminder that there’s more to life.

“Over the last year, we’ve seen an increasingly conscious approach to exercise develop, as our knowledge of our body grows. 2016 will take this further, as it becomes not just about the body but the mind,” says James Trevorrow, product innovation manager at Virgin Active. “This consciousness will continue to develop further as we increasingly link the way we exercise and the positive effect it has on our mind, utilising it to raise endorphins and help us find a balance in our busy day-to-day lives.”

Chasing Zen As well as being a general factor across all exercise disciplines, ‘mindful fitness’ is growing in more targeted ways too, specifically with the continually growing popularity of the likes of yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi-type classes, where calm, focus and deep breathing play central roles, and for many people are the number one appeal of participating. “Yoga has become a perennial player in the trend lists and its massive range of different style, alongside its continuous results in participants means it is staying in the top list and going nowhere,” says celebrity trainer Matt Roberts, whose clients include David Cameron (www.mattroberts.co.uk).


Kenton Cool

Challenging Times Alongside this, our thirst for adrenalin and escapism through exercise also looks like it knows no bounds, as more and more of us sign up to personal challenges. Goalposts are forever being stretched as well - these days, as well as knowing somebody training for their first marathon, there’s a high chance somebody among your friends, acquaintances or colleagues will be ticking off an ultra, too. “Life is about testing yourself and pushing your own limits,” says Kenton Cool, who climbed Everest for the 11th time in 2013. “We are starting to see this challenge mentality become part of our approach to exercise, how much we actually know our own bodies and how far can we push ourselves.” It’s not just about achieving ever-more challenging targets though; the escapism plays a key part too, wanting to be more well-rounded people with multiple interests and skills, whose lives and identities no longer revolve so disproportionately around work and income. “Adventure is catching on. In 2016, we think more people are going to be trying new things, whether that’s taking on a challenge like Tough Mudder, learning to ski, or something life-changing like walking the Nile,” says explorer Levison Wood who, along with Cool, is part of Virgin Active’s new innovation and development team, Discovery Lab.

Show Me The Results Just like people, lifestyle trends can be full of contradictions, and as our appetite for mindfulness and a return to simpler joys grows, so too does our taste for fast results, and the tech to measure them with. A big example of this is the relatively recent trend for high-intensity interval training [HIIT], something that’s now incorporated across countless workout classes and disciplines, with short super high-intensity bursts interspersed with short recovery periods. These workouts tend to be fast, and promise fast results too, which, in research

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trials at least, also deliver. “[HIIT] has stayed popular because those people who are into their training like the hard, high-intensity, barrier-pushing appeal, while for those who are less exercise-inclined, it offers a solution that doesn’t eat up too much time but does produce good results,” says Roberts. “There will always be concerns about the safety of true high-intensity training for certain individuals but, as always, provided the individual is generally in good health then the approach is fantastic for many different goals and outcomes.”

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TRIED AND TESTED Abi Jackson has a ‘date’ with a honey alternative...

What It Is? Made with 100% whole date nectar, Beloved’s Date Nectar contains no hidden nasties (in fact, it contains nothing else at all!), is low in salt, suitable for vegetarians and is a good source of manganese (which supports the body’s energy metabolism) and carotenoids, phytosterols and polyphenols. Dates are also a good source of fibre.

Scott MacKenzie, UK group exercise manager for Fitness First, notes that gym-goers are continually looking to “ramp up the intensity of their workouts”. Furthermore, the EPOC [Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption] effect associated with this style of training means you continue to burn calories much quicker, up to 48 hours after the workout, he adds. Our results-driven thinking is also reflected in the ongoing trend for wearable tech, apps and activity tracking gadgets like Fitbits and Jawbone. While in terms of research, the jury’s out on the true extent of their long-term effectiveness, and if you do some digging, you’ll find there’s some mixed evidence as to whether more expensive gadgets actually garner ‘better’ results for users, the trend for ‘smart training’ is still gathering pace. “This has been gradually growing for around the last five years. It takes a while for any technology to become normal and accepted... But look around you now,” says Roberts. “There are devices to wear on your wrist, chest and head to track your body; devices built into golf clubs, tennis rackets, bicycles and footballs that track all sorts of sports data, and there are, of course, multiple sensors built into your phone that you carry around with you every minute of every day, collecting data whether you asked for it or not. “The difference now is that there are great apps that are delivering the information back in a clear, acceptable and simple enough way to make it interesting and useful.”

What’s It Like? I’m not a huge fan of whole dates - though I appreciate they’re super-good for you! - but this was delicious. Sweet and rich, it added a decadent kick to my breakfast porridge, in place of my usual honey, and also has a lovely, light consistency that means it mixes in well. I also used it to sweeten a healthy hot chocolate (made with raw cacao powder; full of antioxidants but, let’s be honest, sometimes very bitter). As well as satisfying my sweet tooth, there’s no sugar-slump afterwards. Apparently it’s great for baking too, so that’s next on the list to try (Deliciously Ella is a fan). Beloved Date Nectar, £3.49, Asda By Abi Jackson, Press Association Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout



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5 STEPS TO A NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! The days leading up to January 1 always inspire wishful thinking. You start seeing “new year, new you” motivational hashtags across social media. You feel prompted to make a resolution. The mere thought of the amount of Quality Street you have devoured over the festive period catapults you to the fruit and vegetable isle. After all this will be the year you finally dedicate yourself to a fitness regime. This will be the year you finally start eating healthier. This will be the year you finally check off some places on your travel bucket list. But, soon enough, resolutions all too often get relegated from #goals to light suggestions: Research shows that 25 percent of “resolutioners” don’t even keep it up for one week.

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THREE NEW YEAR RESOLUTION SWAPS FOR A HAPPIER 2016 So another year is done. You could roll out that cliched list of New Year resolutions once again - but will it really make you happy? How about trying a different approach, and, instead of dwelling on your so-called flaws and failures and the punishing regimes and denials you’ll need to enforce to ‘fix’ them, opting to reward yourself a little bit more instead?

you’ll realise there is far more to you and to life than the size of your jeans, and your weight will balance out in a healthy, sustainable way.

Here are three negative New Year cliches to ditch, and some more uplifting (and, quite possibly, more likely to work) alternatives to switch to...

SWITCH: ‘I will take more moments to feel grateful’

DITCH: ‘I’m fat - I must lose weight’ SWITCH: ‘I will cherish my body and treat it with the TLC it deserves’


Here’s the thing, wanting to maintain a healthy weight is a good idea, and it is important that you’re happy with your body - but that is not the same thing as feeling pressure to be ‘perfect’. First, you have to learn to accept yourself, and to believe that you deserve to look after and love yourself. No, that doesn’t always come easy. But, stepping away from negative patterns - the self scrutiny and punishment/the destructive or emotional eating patterns - will help. Stop focussing on why you don’t think your body is good enough, and instead start treating it well, by eating things that are good for you, cherishing your sleep, indulging in a skincare and pampering regime that makes you feel good, and exercising for the simple reason that it’s good for you and makes you feel good. You deserve these things. And do you know what? Over time, confidence will grow. Your body will amaze you in ways you perhaps never dreamt possible,

DITCH: ‘I must get a better job/buy a house’

There is nothing wrong with wanting a ‘better’ job or to get on the property ladder, of course - this isn’t really about that. It’s about that pesky trap of getting hung up on things we think we ‘should’ be doing or achieving - perhaps because society engineers us to feel that way, or perhaps because it’s easier to cling onto a readymade marker of success/happiness, one that’s external to us and possibly seems out of our control, instead of taking a step back to think about what we genuinely need and want, and having the courage to pursue that. Maybe that six-figure salary will never be for you. Maybe, for the next two decades or so the property ladder is simply out of reach (or whatever metaphor applies). You’re still allowed to be happy and proud of your successes - if you let yourself, and if you choose to broaden your definition of success. It’s a choice we can make, and getting into the habit of feeling grateful for the good things in our lives (especially those little everyday things so easily taken for granted) is a great place to start. Gratitude teaches us about who we really are and where we get our kicks, helps us keep a sense of perspective and builds us a ‘happiness armoury’ that’s so much easier to maintain than hanging all of our selfworth on life’s biggies, like salaries and mortgages.

DITCH: ‘I must go to the gym at least three times a week (even though I hate it)’ SWITCH: ‘I’m going to find something I love doing and do it because I love it’ Hands up if you’ve ever made the pledge: I will start going to the gym... once I’ve lost some weight. Or how about this one: I’ll take up cycling - once I’ve got fit. You KNOW that your weight loss and fitness efforts stand a much bigger chance if you actually get up and do the exercise, but you’re intimidated. You’re not sure you can do it, and you’re embarrassed to be seen trying (plus, it’ll be really hard work, right?). I can’t remember the number of times I’ve felt like a total imposter in a new exercise class/the pool/amid a sea of Lycraclad ‘proper’ cyclists. The thing is, I’ve discovered something life-changing... Once you fall in love with being active, none of that really matters. Screw everyone else and screw those insecurities - this is about you, your endorphin high, you being totally kickass (in your own big or small way) and you getting up and doing something simply for


the joy of it. If you haven’t found ‘the one’, keep looking - exercise is about so much more than ticking boxes at the gym.

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FITNESS FLASH Want a helping hand getting your weight in check for 2016? In 2015, 35% of Brits resolved to lose weight - but 32% admitted to breaking that pledge by the end of January. Nuffield Health gyms are hosting free ‘Meet our Experts’ weight management events at centres across the UK, from week commencing January 18, where people can access expert tips on things like portion control, diet, professional support and exercise. Henrietta McGourty, Nuffield Health clinical lead for nutrition, says: “At the beginning of each year, we see so many people who may set themselves up for a fall by trying to lose too much weight too quickly. I encourage them to make sure they are doing it for the right reasons, in a way that will create longterm healthier lifestyle habits rather than a trying unsustainable ‘diets’ that provide quick results but can, in some cases, have a negative impact on their health.” For information and locations, visit nuffieldhealth. com/weight By Abi Jackson, Press Association



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HEALTH & FITNESS Charlie Lowe from the fastest growing bootcamp ‘Wassmuffin Fitter Than fit’ talks Fitness, well being, healthy eating and of course Thai Boxing.


Ok, so I’m not necessarily into new years resolutions, I just figure why start some thing that could be great for you or better for your life or even just make you feel good in January when there’s 11 other months that it’s just as good for. Or even better, NOW! But hey I get it, we all feel like we need an overhaul after partying, over eating, over drinking and under sleeping in December so I totally get it. Being in the fitness business, I can see that is often how so many of you feel as well. We are becoming inundated with queries, classes are getting busier, especially our private 1 - 1 sessions, which are really booking up. It’s a great way to start a new year with a positive attitude and the will and determination to change things about yourself for the better. However I do know that it’s very easy to let things slip or even put off getting them started altogether. I just wanted to say, you know what? That’s Ok. It’s fine. So you didn’t start on Jan 1st because it was the weekend, (Or you were hungover and needed really dirty food). So you didn’t start this week because you’ve still got some left over sweets and mince pies. Don’t worry! there’s another 350 odd days to get that better you. Sometimes we have to stop being so hard on ourselves. So you fell off the wagon? It doesn’t mean you can’t ever get back on. So you accidently started the day with a handful of quality Street and

a milky tea with 4 sugars, no it’s not the best but you’ve got all day to turn it around. Don’t think just because you’ve made a little mistake you may as well give up. You could finish the day with an awesome swim, or a kick ass workout. At Fitter Than Fit as well as being able to help you with exercise and training regimes with our ever growing time table, we are also a support group for you. We can help talk you through the times where you think you’ve messed up, and help you get back on track. One of the best things about us as a group is our amazing members and I know I’m always blowing their trumpets but they are so friendly and supportive of each other you’ll feel right at home. It’s actually a proven fact that if you mess up a little on your fitness or weight loss journey you are far more likely to get back on it with a good network behind you. Trying to do these things on your own is much harder and can leave you struggling and feeling lost. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we have been instructing for a long time between us and what we don’t know we will always be more than happy to find out for you, from one of our many friends and professionals we have in the industry. We realise it’s hard and it also has to be recognised that what works for one body may not work for another body, as we all have different bodies! We have different metabolisms, different resting heart

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rates, different strengths and weaknesses in working out, and also very different will power. We sometimes loose sight of what we have achieved because we have set ourselves such massive goals. Goals are fantastic with out a doubt. It’s so great to have something to head towards. Having motivation to do what we do and the feeling of achievement once you’ve reached it, is fantastic. However, I think sometimes we need to break these goals down into smaller more achievable goals rather than just going in for the bigger picture. For example, lets say you want to run a marathon. Great Goal. But start with your 5K then build up speed on it, then a 10k, then 10k with speed, and give yourself enough time to train in between. ‘So I’ll do 25k by Easter’... but your end result is wanting to do a marathon by summer 2017. This way your goals achievable and you can pat yourself on the back for every mini goal you reach in between. The same with weight loss or anything you want to achieve. Come and join us at Fitter Than Fit to help you achieve your goals. Whether that goal is to step in the ring just once, run a marathon, loose weight, try a martial art class, or just join a group and become more sociable. Check out our timetable, there is something to suit everyone and we have 2 ‘New Year Deals’ going on for you right now too. Get in contact to become the same you, but better!

Happy New Year from the Fitter Than Fit Team

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TALKING BUSINESS House talks business with Real Recruitment Solutions

Real Recruitment Solutions Never fear change; embrace it! One of Dorset’s leading recruitment companies is undergoing major changes, and it looks as though it’s only onwards and upwards from here. Recruitment consultant Jacqueline Entwistle has purchased shares from her former silent business partner and has rebranded the formerly known as ‘Quantum Recruitment’ as Real Recruitment Solutions. If that wasn’t enough, Real Recruitment Solutions have expanded their commercial team by welcoming recruitment consultant, Carrie Thornton, to the company.

If the current upward trend is maintained through 2016, Real Recruitment Solutions should see continued business growth. Jacqueline added, “In general the UK economy has improved, which has resulted in more buoyancy in the job market. In some of our specialist industries such as construction and hospitality there is a significant shortage of highly skilled, qualified personnel, so businesses are far more prepared to hire a boutique recruitment consultancy to help fill important key vacancies. It is well worth the investment and saves them time and money”.

Real Recruitment Solutions pride themselves on being made up of a small, but dedicated team; offering a permanent recruitment service within the construction, commercial, hospitality and healthcare sectors, looking after clients nationwide.

Since launching the original company five years ago in 2010, managing director, Jacqueline has grown the business year-on-year by 20 per cent - and now, post rebrand, Real Recruitment Solutions is on target to do it again this year.

Our confidence in our ever successful team members continues to grow, and with this in mind, I am sure that Carrie will fit right in and enjoy working for our small and friendly company. 156

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Introducing Carrie Thornton… Boasting skills in everything from team leadership, to business development and sales, Carrie brings with her over nine years experience in recruitment, having spent eight years recruiting for call centre staff before moving over to agency recruitment 18-months ago. Commenting on her internal recruitment process, and in fact the same process taken when employing Carrie, Jacqueline said: “Here at Real Recruitment Solutions we hire our staff with the same care and consideration as when we recruit for our clients, ensuring the right people are appointed and retained for the longevity and success of our business. Carrie Thornton

It’s only her first week, but it already feels like Carrie has been part of the team forever. She’s settling in

well, visiting prospective new clients and bringing on new business. It’s been a great start to the new year here at Real Recruitment Solutions”. Carrie added: “With the recent re-branding of Real Recruitment Solutions, I feel this is a really exciting time to join the team and be a part of its growing success”. She continued: “I believe I can bring a new dynamic to the commercial desk, building and strengthening its already successful client base.” To find out more about employment opportunities contact Real Recruitment Solutions on: t. 01202 530770 e. enquiries@realrecruitmentsolutions.co.uk w. www.realrecruitmentsolutions.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON... A brilliant selection of events happening across Dorset & Hampshire over the coming weeks.

14TH JANUARY ED BYRNE: OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN, AT THE ELECTRIC PALACE That bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No, not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait, that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new show! Electric Palace www.electricpalace.org.uk

21ST JANUARY BRITROX PRESENTS LIVE AT CANVAS “Britrox Presents - Live at Canvas” is a new and exclusive live music TV show coming to our screens during 2016. The one hour show will feature live performances by new, emerging and unsigned bands and artists. This will air across several TV platforms including Sky, FilmOn, SUBTV, Freeview and Freesat. Britrox already successfully air their video show five times per week across the TV platforms mentioned above, The Britrox video show champions new and emerging music and is hosted by Jodie Lea, star of BBC three’s Southside Story. The first live show will and filmed episode of Live At Canvas will take place on 21st January and will feature artists “Burning Codes” the project of artist Paul Archer. For more information visit www.britrox.com or www. facebook.com/britroxtv or www.twitter.com/britrox. Britrox Presents - Live At Canvas www.britrox.com



The classic thriller Dial M for Murder visits Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts from Friday 22 – Saturday 23 January starring Oliver Mellor (Coronation Street), Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks) and Marcus Hutton (Brookside). Tony is convinced his wife is having an affair. We watch mesmerised at Tony’s precision in planning what must surely be the perfect murder … until it falters in the most unexpected way. Claustrophobic and frightening, this new production reclaims this brilliant and erotic tale of betrayal, passion and ultimately, murder. Famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, Frederick Knott’s intense and darkly gripping thriller will keep you on the edge of your seats and you’ll never want to answer the telephone again!

For one night only, Garry J Foley will be bringing to life the greatest hits from Elvis with an evening of fantastic live music at the Ocean View Hotel in Bournemouth. The undisputed ‘King of Rock and Roll’ will be singing some of his most memorable songs, which are guaranteed to make you want to sing along. Advance ticket purchase costs £5 but tickets are available on the night for £7 subject to availability. Doors open from 6 pm and Elvis is live on stage at 8pm. Great food and drinks available to purchase on the night. Book early to avoid disappointment! Call 01202 405010 or 01202 558057, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth BH1 3AP

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14TH - 17TH JANUARY CINDERELLA ON ICE, AT BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE An evening of awe and wonder awaits as the internationally acclaimed Russian Ice Stars present a truly magical Theatre on Ice production of the well-loved fairy tale, Cinderella, at Bournemouth Pavilion from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th January 2016. Bournemouth International Centre www.bic.co.uk



Nathan Caton is one of the most exciting young comedians on the scene. Gigging since the tender age of 19, over the last decade he has established himself both as a circuit headliner, and a name on TV and radio. Within his first few years on stage, he had picked up various accolades and since then Caton has gone from strength to strength, wowing audiences at comedy clubs up and down the UK, and on his numerous TV and radio appearances, with his delightfully charming blend of personal and political comedy.

Ed Aczel - “Britain’s greatest living anti-comedian” (The Guardian) - brings his second nationwide stand-up tour to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Saturday 23 January as he tries once again to nail down the nature of existence. Aczel is known for not following the rules of stand-up comedy and he aims to use his show, with the help of the Chaos Theory, to change the world once and for all – although it may turn out to be too complicated. Ed includes a couple of amusingly circular stories about his life, which thankfully don’t last long. Bringing Maths, History and Improv to life for beginners, he explores his own inner psyche with a section analysing his dreams - and then tries not to get too paranoid.

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“People are our business” Real Recruitment Solutions is a specialist recruitment agency focusing on recruitment within the Commercial, Construction, Healthcare and Hospitality sectors throughout the UK. Real Recruitment Solutions offers a permanent recruitment service using both reactive and proactive techniques to ensure timely delivery of a quality service to both clients and candidates. Our success derives from the close professional relationships which we build and maintain with both candidates and clients.

Quantity Surveyor

Technical Sales Engineer - 1106/2

Your job title is Contracts Manager/Quantity Surveyor. This is a senior management position within the company. You will be expected to profitably survey and/ or manage a number of construction projects within our client’s value range. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years construction experience. A relevant degree, HND or professional qualification such as CIOB or RICS would be an advantage.

Our client seeks a Technical Sales Engineer, based in Poole, to promote and increase sales of profiled sheeting products throughout the UK. This will involve engaging with new and existing clients providing both technical and commercial guidance on our product ranges. The ideal candidate will have minimum 3 years’ experience within the cladding/roofing industry, strong sales skills from providing commercial estimates to closing projects.

Salary is dependent on experience.

Immediate interviews offered and a salary £28,000 per annum.

Technical Design Engineer – 1106/5 Our client, based in Poole, is looking for a Technical Design Engineer. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Preparation of calculations in accordance with BS5950 and/or Eurocode 4 (where applicable), to assist all stages of contracts including Concept, Tender and Ongoing Contracts – using the in-house software. Assisting Technical Director Sales Team with CPD presentations to all stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and have extensive product knowledge and hold a qualification HNC in Civil Engineering Studies or equivalent. Immediate interviews offered and a salary £23,000+ per annum.

Surveyor - 668/2 Our client based in London is looking for a Senior Surveyor (either Quantity or Building) with Employers Agents experience who is either Chartered or working towards APC. You will be responsible for the delivery of various key projects in the mixed-use residential and commercial sectors. You will manage the quality, administration and service delivery of projects and work to ensure the delivery of projects on time and within budget. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years PQS experience in a similar role. Immediate interviews offered and a salary of £50,000 £70,000 per annum.

German Speaking Project Manager/ Architect – 1126/4 Our client in Somerset is looking for a German speaking Project Manager/Architect to join an innovative retail fit out and commercial interior design company. You must be able to travel between Germany and Somerset. You can live in either the UK or Germany as long as you have a good understanding of German business practice. You will have relevant experience working on projects ranging up to £250,000k in value, knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Revit would be useful but not necessary. Initial telephone phone interviews offered and a salary £40,000 - £50,000 per annum.

Site Manager - 653/11 Our client based in Poole is a leading Chartered Building Company delivering a wide range of projects across all sectors including new build and refurbishment works with values range up to £5,000,000. They are seeking a Site Manager for a large site based in Southampton. The successful candidate will have a proven track record for delivering projects on time, to cost and meeting quality criteria. A relevant degree, HND or professional qualification would be an advantage, but not essential. An excellent package is offered. This position could either be PAYE or on a self-employed basis.

www.realrecruitmentsolutions.co.uk • 01202 530770 • enquiries@realrecruitmentsolutions.co.uk

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LOCAL JOBS The latest jobs in your area.

Due to a highly successful 2015 Churchfield are looking to expand their residential sales department and are offering a great opportunity to join a progressive and successful independent company within their newly refurbished Charminster Office. BRANCH MANAGER

James Latham is a panel & timber importer and distributor servicing the UK since 1757 Due to continued expansion, we are looking to recruit a sales person to further develop sales of Decorative surface materials including Egger, Xylo Cleaf & Kronospan MFC/Laminate, LG Hi-macs Solid surface across the south, to kitchen bedroom Bathroom manufactures, architects and designers. The role will be Internal & external promoting these products to existing and new clients. A reasonable knowledge of the KBB & commercial interior market would be an advantage. Includes an attractive salary & package View our website: www.lathamtimber.co.uk If you want to work for a market leader that constantly looks to bring new products to the UK then please send your CV toluke.bell@ lathams.co.uk

We are looking for an experienced branch manager with a proven track record in driving offices forward and exceeding targets. Basic salary – commission - plus company car if required. (Full clean drivers licence required). With the opportunity of progression within the company for the right individual. The ideal person will be looking to establish themselves within the company and become a part of the business and share in the future successes.

SENIOR PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR POOLE An excellent opportunity for an experienced residential administrator to join a busy team engaged in residential lettings and sales. The ideal candidate will be hard working and conscientious, with an eye for detail. They will process new lettings to completion, liaise directly with landlords and tenants, prepare tenancy documentation, orchestrate renewals and handle check-outs. The applicant will also be responsible for sales marketing and advertising and the maintenance of contract and legal documentation. The post offers an attractive salary, parking and discretionary bonus. SERVICE TEAM MANAGER - POOLE

SALES NEGOTIATOR/SENIOR We require a motivated, ambitious and experienced member of staff to join our busy office. The successful candidate must be driven to make a difference, gain business and drive the company forward to be rewarded accordingly. Good communication skills, telephone and IT skills are a must. Basic salary – commission - plus company car if required. (Full clean drivers licence). Immediate start - These positions are ideally suited to candidates that want to join a company who believe that staff are the foundations to any successful business and should be rewarded and looked after accordingly.

A busy and varied role for a highly organised maintenance manager, running a team of internal staff and external contractors engaged in all aspects of residential and holiday letting maintenance and cleaning. The ideal candidate will have great attention to detail, the ability to manage and motivate their team and a strong desire to offer clients and guests a first-class service. Strong Excel database skills are required, along with the ability to multi-task in a highly-pressured environment whilst maintaining a sense of humour throughout! An attractive salary, parking and discretionary bonus is offered. Please apply in writing with CV to: helen.challis@quayliving.co.uk

SENIOR NEGOTIATOR - HYBRID AGENCY Required for Capital and Coastal, highly efficient sales operation covering near to beach locations between BH13 to BH23. First class training, team and renumeration. SALES NEGOTIATOR/INSTRUCTION TAKER Buy 2 Let Sales UK are looking for a Sales Negotiator/Instruction Taker. £20-25,000 basic (depending on experience) + commission + company car + opportunity to progress to shareholder Buy2Let Sales UK are looking for a dynamic sales person with a proven track record in estate agency sales and gaining instructions for their Bournemouth branch. You should be self-driven and highly motivated with the desire to progress and grow the business. This is an opportunity for the right individual to gain shares and profit share. If you feel you can make a difference, gain business and drive a company forward you will be rewarded accordingly. Please send yourCV to, or for more info e-mail tim@ mcconnellpg.co.uk.

BRANCH MANAGER - RETAIL AGENCY Branch Manager for first of a ‘new brand’ of retail agencies required for BH postcode. New cutting edge retail estate agency business with prime flagship offices founded by some of the UK’s leading estate agency professional. TRAINEE NEGOTIATOR - HYBRID AGENCY


Required for Capital and Coastal, highly efficient sales operation covering near to beach locations between BH13 to BH23. Remarkable training and career growth potential.

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Win With Lovett! Lovett Estate Agents are inviting you to take advantage of our New Year draw by booking a market appraisal WITH NO OBLIGATION. All new VALUATIONS received within the month of January 2016 will enter you automatically into our Prize Draw for the chance to win a Kings Arms Experience….chose from dining in their restaurant to a luxury overnight stay up to the value of £200. Don’t Miss Out! 01202 489180 info@lovettinternational.com

If you decide to change you estate agent you must check your agency agreement to find out if you will incur any costs or a potential dual fee liability

L Percy Road, Boscombe Manor £675,000

Grantham Road, Boscombe £220,000

Situated in a prominent and popular position in Boscombe Manor we are pleased to offer for sale this large detached character property. Presented in immaculate condition throughout with lots of original features adding to the charm of this fabulous house. EPC – Band C

Deceptively spacious and charming two/three bedroom semi detached cottage originally built in 1890. Benefiting from an extended kitchen, gas central heating, good sized rear garden and full width master bedroom. The house is currently tenanted until June 2016. EPC – Band E

Langton Road, Boscombe £179,950

St Johns Road, Boscombe £159,950

A large three bedroom flat located over the first and second floor of a detached property that comprises of two flats only. This self-contained property is located within easy reach of Kings Park as well as local schools and shops including The Sovereign Centre at Boscombe. EPC – Band D

A very well presented two bedroom ground floor flat in a large character detached building on a corner plot. Situated a short walk to shops at Boscombe high street and also the seafront and pier. An ideal buy-to-let investment, currently tenanted at £650 pcm. EPC – Band C

San Remo, Boscombe Spa £945.00 PCM

Burgess Close, Bournemouth £850.00 PCM

We are proud to offer this beautifully presented two bedroom first floor flat situated in the highly sought after area of Boscombe Spa located incredibly close to the seafront and all amenities. Property is a must see! HALF PRICE AGENCY FEE UNTIL 31ST DECEMBER. EPC – TBC.

Lovett International are delighted to offer this beautifully presented two bedroom semi detached house benefitting from two allocated parking spaces and a large private garden. Located close to local amenities. EPC - TBC

716 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6BZ 01202 303044 | lovettinternational.com

3% STAMP DUTY INCREASE From April 5th 2016 the government is proposing an increase in stamp duty for all buyers of second homes or investment properties. There will be an increase of an additional 3% stamp duty on all such purchases.

Unfortunately this will reduce the number of buyers looking. If you are looking to sell, instruct Buy2Let Sales UK now. We have a database of thousands of investors. If you are looking to buy, register your details now and the beat the increase!!

WE ARE RECRUITING! See page 160 for job opportunities at Buy2Let Sales UK

Pointing investors in the right direction... Buy2Let Sales UK are delighted to bring to the market a portfolio consisting of 29 flats and 8 shop units in the Bournemouth area. Christchurch Road – a selection of 4 flats and 2 shop units - £48,000-£115,000. Total value of £510,000. 7.52% yield.

Christchurch Road – 1 flat and 1 shop unit - £47,000£135,000. Total value of £182,000. 6.5% yield.

Christchurch Road – a selection of 5 flats and 1 shop unit - £31,200-£100,000. Total value of £531,200. 6.84% yield.

Christchurch Road – 2 flats and 1 shop unit - £35,000 £105,000. Total value of £270,000. 7.08% yield.

Christchurch Road – a selection of 4 flats and 1 shop unit £35,000-£97,500. Total value of £410,000. 7.49% yield.

St Michaels Rd – a selection of 3 flats in Bournemouth town centre - £90,000-£100,000. Total value of £285,000. 6.99% yield.

Christchurch Road – a selection of 5 flats and 1 shop unit - £47,000-£130,000. Total value of £662,000. 6.03% yield. Christchurch Road – 2 flats and 1 shop unit - £68,000£115,000. Total value of £298,000. 6.5% yield.

St Michaels Rd – a selection of 3 flats in Bournemouth town centre - £90,000-£100,000. Total value of £285,000. 7.52% yield.

(All properties can be sold individually).

Buy 2 Let Sales UK are delighted to offer for sale this property which is suitable for buy to let or development purposes. Currently the building consists of 9 self contained two bedroom flats across three floors. The current owners of 21 years have been using the property for holiday lets but the property has been used in the past for long tern residential lets. The property benefits from having 10 off road parking spaces and is offered with the freehold. Annual yield 6.1%. £1,600,000.

01202 422999 • buy2letsalesuk.co.uk

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