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6 News The latest local news 12 top properties for sale 18 more News The latest local news 20 A few of our favourite things Our pick of the latest outdoor looks 22 All in the details Add the wow factor to your home 36 gardening with Alan Titchmarsh Small can be beautiful 52 Think outside the vase Bring the outside, in with floral patterns 54 Beds are Uzzz Ask the expert 72 A BIT OF ALL WIGHT Isle of White travel tips 76 Scene - meridian 77 6 of the best Our pick of the must have kitchen gadgets 89 Outdoor Lounge Stylish outdoor furniture 121 TOP KITCHEN TRENDS FOR 2011 Keep your finger well & truly on the interior design pulse. 125 top properties to let 138 Motoring The latest motoring news 141 Summer Bays Camper Review 143 Andy Jackson 148 Christchurch Harbour Hotel - spa review 150 The great chilli cook off We ask chilli purist Loyd Grossman for some tips 152 Ocean Blue cafe Review 153 Competition - Burlesque tickets 156 Thirsty Work HOUSE raises its glass to the week's best buys 156 WHAT'S on The forthnight's viewing, reading & listening 158 Britains got talent interviews 161 Classified 162 Top Deals

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pipped to the post by Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ The team at the funky and informal, Urban Reef bar & restaurant, have reason to celebrate after coming in as a runner-up in the Coast Awards, ‘Best Seaside Restaurant’ category, second only to Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ in Cornwall. The annual Coast Awards, in association with Joules, are now in their 4th year. The awards serve to celebrate innovative and exciting people and places around the British coastline. Readers of Coast Magazine were invited to vote for their favourite choices in all categories. The ‘Best Seaside Restaurant’ category was won by Fifteen. Runners-up

include, Urban Reef and Eddie Gilbert’s in Ramsgate, Kent. Owner of Urban Reef, Mark Cribb, said: “We are delighted with this news. We are passionate about our food, where it comes from, how it’s sourced and of course how it’s served. We are also passionate about service and about working really hard for our customers, so it’s great to have had Urban Reef recognised by a host of industry experts. To have come second to Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen is quite a treat too.”


Spanish local garden mallard rd Spring Offer designer! retail park This ‘Spring Offer’ on a range of Jacksons Fencing have just offers up properties around the popular announced that Elks-Smith is a Spanish south-east coast will run winner of their national garden hot deals for the next three months until 15 design competition! The brief

The first thing that homeowners can do to improve their chances of a successful sale is to choose their estate agent carefully, says Pippa from Berkeleys. “All estate agents are not the same. You need to choose one who’ll give you the very best professional advice. You need to be sure that they will market your home in the most effective way to the widest possible group of potential buyers. And, you need the peace of mind of knowing that your best interests will be protected.” Choose your agent carefully, price your home realistically, and keep it spick and spam – follow these three simple steps, says Pippa, and you will maximise your chances of achieving a successful sale at the best possible price – even in today’s more challenging market. Berkeleys - 01202 708383

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was to design a garden that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and will last for a full year. Helen Elks-Smith’s design came out trumps, and was one of four designs chosen from hundreds sent in from across the UK. The relaxing garden features wildflower meadows to support local wildlife, chunky seating nestled amongst a canopy of trees (Buxus Sempervirens Rounds for those in the know), a gently bubbling water feature and the ultimate accessory, a hammock! The show gardens will open on 21 May at Jacksons Fencing’ Kent headquarters near Ashford.

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TALBOT PARK, bournemouth Character 1930's detached family home ø 2 reception rooms ø 5 bedrooms ø stunning presentation throughout ø southerly aspect rear garden ø garage ø off road parking Guide £415,000 Freehold

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AVON CASTLE, RINGWOOD, hampshire 6 receptions ø 6 bedrooms (4 en suite) ø total 8,155 sq ft ø leisure complex comprising swimming pool, shower room, mezzanine gym ø grounds extending to approximately 1 acre ø beautifully landscaped gardens with feature waterfall ø detached integral double garage ø further parking area with a third garage Guide £2.675 million Freehold

AVON CASTLE, RINGWOOD, hampshire 4 reception rooms ø large conservatory ø stunning kitchen breakfast/room ø 6 bedrooms (all en suite) ø magnificent grand central staircase ø carefully landscaped grounds ø double garage ø approximately 5,000 sq ft ø imaculate presentation throughout ø behind electric gates Guide £1.65 million Freehold

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BURLEY, hampshire A picturesque new forest home set in about 5 acres with outstanding equestrian facilities including american style barn and stable block, all-weather manege and fenced paddocks ø 4 receptions ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 4 double bedrooms (2 en suite) ø gymnasium ø outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub ø triple garage ø 4 bay carport ø beautiful gardens Guide £1.85 million Freehold

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BURLEY, hampshire 4 receptions including stunning orangery ø 5 bedrooms ø in all about 3.1 acres ø elevated position ø direct forest access (via the paddocks and garden) ø double garage ø stable block comprising 3 large loose boxes, 1 small loose box, wood store, tack room and 1 tool store/studio with a pitched roof, water, power and light Guide £1.5 million Freehold

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A beautifully presented four or five bedroom detached family home in this sought after residential location offering extended and modernized accommodation arranged over three floors. The ground floor is partly open plan with a large kitchen, family and dining area which enjoys a direct access onto the south facing garden. The property is offered for sale with NO FORWARD CHAIN. For further details please contact Chris Slade at Slades.

This two double bedroom second (top) floor apartment very conveniently situated within walking distance to the Town & Award winning Blue Flag sandy beach. The apartment itself is accessed via either communal stairway or passenger lift and offers an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen with fitted appliances, two bathrooms one of which is en-suite, double glazed windows & gas fired central heating. The development is accessed via secure electronically controlled gates & a parking space is allocated to the apartment. We recommend an early viewing to avoid disappointment. Sole Agent ashbys 01202 558811

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Blackbird house is a well-presented, detached older style residence, offering versatile and spacious living accommodation with a goodsized well-stocked mature garden, set within in an established sought after road, in easy reach of the facilities and amenities that Westmoors has to offer. The accommodation to the ground floor features entrance hallway, lounge/dining room, ‘shaker’ style modern kitchen/dining room, study/reception two, and a ground floor cloakroom with the benefit of a fully tiled shower cubicle. The accommodation to the first floor comprises three bedrooms and family bathroom.

Set on the prestigious Lighthouse Road, on the edge of beautiful Durlston Country Park at Swanage, this light and airy home offers an immaculate yet homely feel and spacious accommodation, with the potential to extend further subject to planning. Refurbished by the current owner, every room has something to offer, with the luxury kitchen/breakfast room having granite work surfaces and a breakfast bar area, a further sitting room with feature fireplace and window-seat overlooking the garden, master bedroom with dressing room & luxury en suite bathroom, plus two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Brand new one bedroom freehold house situated in twynham catchment. Plot 1 benefits from fully fitted kitchen, cloakroom, lounge/diner, gas central heating, private patio area & allocated parking. Come see us 8th or 9th april 3-5 in our christchurch office. Free legals & incentives available. Fitted kitchen with range of wall & base units with roll top worksurfaces incorporating single bowl stainless steel sink/drainer. Breakfast bar. Kitchen appliances include electric oven with hob & cookerhood over. Integrated washing machine. Integrated slim line dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer.

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Canford Cliffs ÂŁ599,950 Freehold A deceptively spacious chalet style property with an impressive flat 100ft+ west-facing rear garden. There is huge potential for renovation and enlargement to make an even greater home subject to planning permission. Located within the catchment of the desirable Courthill and Baden Powell schools. Four bedrooms | three bathrooms | kitchen/breakfast room | sitting room | conservatory | extensive storage room | garage

Boscombe Manor ÂŁ495,000 Freehold This modern townhouse has an amazing location, with outstanding views out to the Isle of Wight, Sandbanks and Old Harry. The property is vacant & available immediately. Three bedrooms | two bathrooms | open plan living | modern kitchen | two balconies | south facing garden | garage

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Minstead ÂŁ975,000 Freehold A stunning home in a picturesque rural setting in the New Forest. The house has been beautifully restored with exceptional quality finishes throughout. Three bedrooms | two bathrooms | Smallbone of Devizes kitchen | dining room/conservatory | office | gym | laundry room | hot tub | large paddock | stables and garage complex | landscaped gardens

Barton on Sea ÂŁ599,950 Freehold A spacious detached house within minutes of the beach and with views across the golf course and out to the Isle of Wight. There is extensive accommodation of over 3,000 square feet spread across three floors and a landscaped south-facing rear garden. Five double bedrooms | open plan kitchen | potential sixth bedroom/home office/games room | integral garage Sales | Rentals | Land | Finance


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dorset bike ride for macmillan cancer support

The AFC Business Cycle Team was announced for this year’s Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride at half time at the AFC Bournemouth v Tranmere match on Saturday 9th April. The Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride takes place on Sunday 3 July with the Cherries very own business club, AFC Business, entering a team to take part and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Official Charity Partner of AFC Business. There are 23 members of the AFC Business Cycle Team, who will be cycling between 10-100 miles on the

day with the aim of raising £10,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. AFC Bournemouth’s Commercial Director Rob Mitchell commented, “I’m delighted that we have 23 people from a variety of companies in the AFC Business Cycle Team participating in this year’s Macmillan Dorset Bike Ride. AFC Bournemouth brought Macmillan Cancer Support on board with AFC Business to help generate funding and awareness about cancer care in the local area and I hope our fans and the local community can support our fundraising efforts.”

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Art students from the Arts University College at Bournemouth are to open an exciting new exhibition entitled ‘EM[BODY]MENT’ on Friday 6 May, lasting until 13 May. EM[BODY]MENT is an innovative and exciting exhibition set to challenge the viewer’s perceptions of the human body. The exhibition created by third year BA (Hons) Arts and Event Management students of the AUCB, explores the areas of fine art, digital art, performance and photography. EM[BODY]MENT will provide a platform for the courses of the AUCB to expose their skills and creativity and will promote the university and the quality of work produced through the variety of its courses. The body in all its diversity will be celebrated within The Gallery in a vibrant, provocative and thoughtful showcase. Sara Mather & Alycia Maylen

The market-leading nursery furniture brand from Canada is finally going on sale in the UK – thanks to the passion of a first-time father. Monte Design’s range of bespoke gliders and other high-end pieces are uber-chic and look at home anywhere in the house. Each piece of hand-crafted furniture can be tailored to suit any interior – from

Chris Harman, publisher and MD at House commented, “I’m extremely proud to be part of such a strong team for such a fantastic cause that is very close to my heart. Macmillan do such excellent work, I’m hoping our clients and readers will help us smash through our ambitious £10,000 target!” Chrissie Wathen-Neal from Macmillan Cancer Support in Dorset added, “I’m delighted that AFC Business is entering a team in the 2011 Dorset Bike Ride and helping to raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support in Dorset. This year is Macmillan’s centenary and so I want to say a massive thank you to the AFC Business members who are cycling, all those people sponsoring the cyclists, and AFC Business and the Football Club for helping to celebrate our anniversary in such a magnificent way.”

The 23 strong AFC Business Cycle Team includes: Chenade Hall AFCB Leila Stacey AFCB Louis Langdown AFCB Rob Mitchell AFCB Shaun Brooks AFCB Jerry Cook Caspian One Jim Osborne Hill Osborne Richard Osborne Hill Osborne Mark Moody Focal Point Tom Ross Foresolutions Helen McHale Forest Leisure Marc McHale Forest Leisure Jon Cullum Greenwing UK Nicole Wharf Hibiscus Chris Harman House Magazine Sally Bailey Jaluch Ltd Chris Muirhead Lexis Click Stephen Bavister Lexis Click Phil Pettifer Lexis Click Fran Castle Resorts in Luxury Zoe Wilson Resource Advertising Andy Castle Ski in Luxury Chris Barnes Towergate

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modern to traditional – to bring luxury and comfort to parents and children alike. Designers Ralph and Michelle Montemurro founded Monte Design five years ago and created the original modern glider chair to support parents and their young children. Now, CMT Distribution’s Chris Turness – a new father himself - is to begin shipping Monte Design products to the UK for the first time after he couldn’t find children’s furniture that matched Monte Design’s mix of the modern and stylish.  Products to be shipped to the UK include hand-crafted gliders built to customers’ specifications, featuring a range of fabric colours, piping and support pillows. All of Monte Design’s gliders are covered in a soft and durable suede micro fibre fabric that is both water repellent and stain resistant. The chairs have been designed with life outside the nursery in mind as they will fit beautifully into any other room in the home. The range also includes high chairs, kids’ seats and a very cool bassinet to add style from the nursery to the lounge which will be

coming to the UK at a later date. All products are built to order in Canada by experienced and skilled craftsmen, sewers and woodworkers. Monte Design is committed to sustainability and has taken a number of steps to give peace of mind that any product development has minimal negative effect on the environment – including wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and foam manufactured from natural seed-based oils.  Monte Design is critically acclaimed Stateside and among other endorsements, the Grano Glider Recliner was listed as “a glider that has beauty and brains” by Cool Mom Picks, the Luca Glider Chair was featured in an interior design project in big-selling People magazine, and House & Home magazine included the cubino chair in a trendwatch low-down. Celebrity fans of Monte Design include Halle Berry, Amy Poehler, Christina Applegate, Kourtney Kardashian and Sir Elton John to name just a few.

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timeless classic | This large, striking wall clock with its iron frame adds a sense of rustic charm to a predominantly contemporary interior scheme. There’ll also be no more excuses for running late! £175, Graham & Green,, 0845 130 6622.

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The Bourgie lamp | Designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell. Owning this lamp says you have your finger of the pulse of style. The baroque style base is composed of three decorated layers that interconnect to create a myriad of reflections once the lamp is turned on. £240, Graham & Green,, 0845 130 6622.

Banksy Balloon Girl | Banksy art has become a collector’s item for his original art and we love it. But if you can’t stretch to the thousands of pounds price tag for an original piece then how about this fabulous wall sticker. This is our favourite Banksy image, £24.99,, 01273 890990

Atomic Coat Rack | This atomic coat rack has become a familiar face in the interior design world in recent years, but we still love it’s fun quirkiness which expresses the inner fun side of you in a subtle way. £15.95,, 01273 890990

Umbra Empire Outside Corner Frame | The Empire strikes back with the Corner frame! The Umbra Empire Outside Corner Frame is a stained and laquered and fits onto the outside corner of any wall and makes use of this otherwise empty space. This will impress with its ingenuity and sophisticated presentation, £78, Red Candy, www., 0121 4496123

Keep Calm Framed Prints, Lily & Lime | Art is the perfect way to finish off a room and we love these Keep Calm framed prints. They come in a variety of designs and colours so will fit with almost any interior scheme. Printed and framed in the UK , they epitomise the quirky retro style that is enjoying such a revival, £30, Lily and Lime, www., 0844 800 8867

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A few of our favourite things

With the weather taking a turn for the better, and the smells of barbecues filling the air, here are a few of our favourite outdoor things...

Eva Solo Barbecue

The ingenious, yet simple design of the Eva Solo charcoal barbecue features a number of unique solutions to enhance functionality. It’s made exclusively from stainless steel. It has a heavy duty grid which can be cleaned with a wire brush, a portable coal bucket with handle to collect ash, and a flat protective lid which converts the barbecue into an extra patio table. The Eva Solo Barbecue was awarded World’s Best Barbecue in 2005, and Best New Product 2005 at the New York International Gift Fair. £399 (H 70 cm) and £999 (H 110 cm)

Eva Solo Table Grill

This handy table top grill barbecue by Eva Solo is perfect for tapas and picnics - and also looks fabulous. Simply place the grill on the table, light the charcoal and add all your favourite foods such as fish, vegetables, or small pieces of meat. Easy to carry around, take it to the beach, garden or the park and enjoy a great barbecue with family or friends. The grill consists of a porcelain bowl, stainless steel grid and insert which holds the glowing coals as well as a wooden placemat. The porcelain and stainless steel parts are dishwasher safe.

£199 (black and white)

Eva Solo bird feeder

The ball-shaped Eva Solo bird feeder is a decorative feature outdoors and a popular feeding place for the small birds in the garden all year round. The mouth-blown glass is easy to hang using the accompanying hanger - on a branch or under the eaves. £39

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Two bungalows requiring modernization and updating. Both have three bedrooms or two bedrooms and two receptions, kitchen, bathroom, separate wc, gardens and garages.

Vacant Possession offered – for this two bedroom second (top) floor flat benefiting from lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, two bathrooms and allocated parking within secure gated development.


An opportunity to purchase a two double bedroom second floor purpose built apartment set within lovely secluded grounds and located off the prestigious tree lined Avenue within close proximity to the beach and Westbourne Village. Entrance hall, lounge/dining room, balcony, kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom, UPVC double glazing, garage, passenger lift, and Share of Freehold.

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A superb selection of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments situated in one of Bournemouth’s most prestigious 1930’s Grade II listed Landmark cliff top developments. Sea views can be had from most of these apartments. Some have private balconies but all have use of the superb roof terrace with stunning panoramic views. Some are currently being refurbished and you can have your own input into what fixtures and fittings you would like within these apartments.

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Well presented two bedroom bungalow, lounge, modern kitchen / diner, parking and garage, corner plot. Twynham catchment



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Well presented two dbl bed fff with southerly aspect balcony, mod kitchen, mod bath, lounge / diner, no chain.









Contemporary 3 dbl bed semi with two rec, utility, gf cloak, modern fitted kitchen, d/g, gfch, parking. Well presented throughout.



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3 bed detached house with lounge / diner, kitchen / diner, gf cloak, gfch, d/g, garage, car port and parking, requires updating.



Exceptionally well presented two dbl bed sff, gated parking, central location, spacious accommodation, viewing essential.



Very well presented 5 bed detached family home, 2 rec plus large kitchen / diner, three bathrooms, utility, ample parking & garage

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Spotless is delighted to announce that it is offering franchise opportunities in Sandbanks, Lilliput, Broadstone, Corfe Mullen and Wimborne after its huge success across Poole and Bournemouth. This typical franchise territory currently has a client base worth £70,000 a year.

WHAT’S ON OFFER? • VW Caddy 2.0 TDI • Full Spotless Branding – van signage – Jackets, polo’s, name badges

SPOTLESS VEHICLE VALETING FRANCHISE Owned by Tim Morris 23, who set the company up over 10 years ago with a trolley and now run’s a fleet of five vans. “We have successfully completed on our first franchise in Dorset and have our next territory ready in Sandbanks, Lilliput, Broadstone, Corfe Mullen and Wimborne. With over 1200 regular clients in our area we know what works and we can offer this exciting new opportunity to people who want to run their own business”. Spotless targets its brand at the prestige market, valeting cars, yachts and private jets. “Running your own business will give you the flexibility to pick your own hours and determine your own financial independence”. A lot of our franchises come with a client base to get you started which makes all the difference at the beginning. Far from your average valeting service, Spotless have accrued a reputation for transforming vehicles to their former glory, providing a dazzlingly outstanding level of service, where star quality is the name of the game. They can provide you with the best equipment, full training, constant client demand, and a distinguished and dynamic brand under which to grow your business. They are offering a proven system geared to the success of its franchisees, providing an unparalleled opportunity for profitability in the industry. Spotless can open doors no one else can, this might just be the chance that you are looking for.

• Turn key franchise with established client base with a minimum of £900 a week turn over to start you off with huge room for expansion and a large territory • We are an authorised Natwest franchisor which means Natwest can raise up to 75% of the start up cost’s • Full access to Spotless current client base for mail shots and referrals. • Link from Spotless website and phone system. Foot flow average 20-30 calls a day. • Full 4 week training given on pricing, auditing, carrying out day to day work, invoicing, marketing and how to run a successful franchise with ongoing support. • Huge discounts on Auto Glym products (30% off). • Vans are fully self sufficient with on board water & electricity. • Invesment from as little as £19,990 • Use of Spotless fully automated booking system and National accounts On going franchise fee Spotless branding — referrals and support from £300 a month

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Tw o Fr Re A om se lre La rve ady un d ch ! A select development of just fourteen attractive and well appointed 2 and 3 bedroom family homes within walking distance of the beautiful, historic town of Christchurch and the picturesque Mudeford Quay.

2 bedroom houses from: ÂŁ199,950

3 bedroom houses from: ÂŁ234,950

A space to make your own Orchard homes enjoy a well-earned reputation for the sheer quality of their homes. Details are carefully considered, colours and textures balance, appliances suites and materials harmonise and there is a spaciousness to our developments that make them as practical as they are stunning.

Internals Gas fired central heating, intruder alarms and integrated smoke detectors, BT and TV aerial points to lounge and all bedrooms, white suites with chrome fittings in all bathrooms, modern fitted kitchen complete with electric oven, gas hob, glass canopy extractor and


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023 80 477189

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BRANKSOME DENE £799,950 Well presented and spacious four bedroom double fronted bay detached family home • situated in much sought after location approx 50 metres from pathway to beach • large kitchen/lifestyle room with doors out onto patio and garden • master and bedroom 2 both with en-suite shower rooms • UPVC double glazing • gas heating • must be viewed • Sole Agents





Well presented and spacious three bedroom ground floor apartment situated in Middle Chine • UPVC double glazing • gas heating • fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops • master bed with ensuite • southerly aspect 39’ decked terrace • secure underground parking • must be viewed • Sole Agents

Immaculately presented two bedroom ground floor apartment in Art Deco influenced block • located within short walk of beach • delightful private southerly aspect terrace • master bed with ensuite • garage • must be viewed • Sole Agents

BRANKSOME PARK £359,950 Well presented three bedroom first floor apartment situated in superb modern development • UPVC double glazing • gas heating • sun balcony • modern fitted kitchen with separate utility • master bed with ensuite • must be viewed • Sole Agents

WEST CLIFF £199,950

ALUM CHINE £197,950

Well presented two bedroom ground floor apartment within walking distance of Westbourne and the beach • UPVC double glazing • modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room and bathroom • sun terrace • garage • must be viewed • Sole Agents

A two double bedroom converted apartment located on the first floor • situated within short walk to beach at Alum Chine • security video entry phone • UPVC double glazing and gas heating • own private sun terrace • master bed with en-suite • must be viewed • Sole Agents

4 Seamoor Road • Westbourne • Bournemouth • Dorset • BH4 9AN Tel: (01202) 757555 / Fax (01202) 757554 E:

Sandbourne Clifftop Luxury

12 Sandbourne Road, Alum Chine, Bournemouth BH4 8JH


Located on the Clifftop only minutes from the stunning beaches at Alum Chine and Branksome Dene, Sandbourne comprises Six Four Storey, Four Bedroom, High Specification Houses featuring First and Second Floor Balconies with Sea Views, Gardens and Separate Garages. Prices from ÂŁ725,000

Sole Agent

Mays Estate Agents, Westbourne, Dorset. Tel: 01202 757555


LILLIPUT - £425,000

A well presented 3 double bedroom top floor apartment, which is a level walk from the shops in Canford Cliffs village. Other benefits include a car port and garage, passenger lift and en suite and dressing area to master suite. GREAT VALUE

A detached chalet bungalow located in Lilliput benefiting from distant views of Poole Harbour. The property benefits from 3 double bedrooms, lounge/diner/conservatory, garage and en suite bathroom to master bedroom. The property requires some modernisation and offers lots of potential. VENDOR SUITED

An extended 5 bedroom detached house. Located within the coveted Lilliput School catchment, this property is the perfect family home. Benefits include a lounge & dining room, modern kitchen breakfast room, 5 bedrooms, en suite & family shower room, tandem length garage & established west facing garden. There are also harbour glimpses from the top floor. VIEWING ADVISED




LILLIPUT - £699,950


A detached 3 bedroom house situated in a cul de sac location. The plot offers potential to extend subject to the necessary consents, which would make for an ideal family home as it is located within the very sought after Lilliput School catchment area. The property requires modernisation and currently comprises a lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, 3 bedrooms, detached garage and well maintained front and rear gardens. VENDOR SUITED


LILLIPUT - £499,950

A fine detached family home located in Branksome Park. The house is deceptively spacious & extends to just over 4300 sq ft. The accommodation comprises 6 double bedrooms with the master suite benefiting from an impressive en suite. There are also 4 further bathrooms. The ground floor comprises a drawing room, dining room, family room, 24’ kitchen/breakfast room & double garage. Secluded landscaped gardens.


700 METRES TO THE BEACH - £1,675,000

LILLIPUT - £575,000


A beautifully presented contemporary home located in Lilliput. This 3 bedroom property benefits from views of Poole Harbour. Further benefits include a storage garage, en suite and family bathroom, separate dining room and open plan lounge kitchen. HARBOUR VIEWS

A detached family home located in the Lilliput School catchment and close to Poole Park. In total this property has 5 bedrooms with an en suite to the master. There is also an impressive “Amdega” conservatory, modern kitchen, 3 reception rooms, integral garage and private garden. KEYS IN OFFICE

290 Sandbanks Road • Lilliput • Poole • Dorset • BH14 8HX Tel: (01202) 709888 / Fax (01202) 707648 Email:

the view of dreams…

LAUNCH WEEKEND 7th-8th May 2011 • 10am - 4pm 324 Sandbanks Road, Evening Hill, Poole, BH14 8DX

3 substantial contemporary Apartments and a stunning Penthouse. Outstanding luxury specification, panoramic harbour views, private slipway and four individual boat stores. Prices starting from £2.55m.

LAST 2 REMAINING For all enquiries please contact the sole selling agent.

01202 709888

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Gardening –

Small can be beautiful says Titchmarsh Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh offers tips to help you transform a small garden into a haven to escape the city grind - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.

Even the smallest outside space can be made into an oasis of calm, a bolthole where you can unwind after a hard day at work or entertain during the summer evenings. If you have a small garden, you need to plan carefully to ensure it meets your individual needs, says TV gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh, whose new book, Small Gardens, offers a wealth of tips on how to make the most of even the tiniest plot. "Keep it simple," he advises. "You can make it interesting without it being fussy. Have good clean lines and interesting angles. Consider if it's worth having

a lawn at all. Bear in mind if it's going to be big enough to be able to sit on and to be able to mow. Can you manoeuvre a lawn mower around it and easily dispose of the clippings? If the answer's no to all of this, then go for a different surface, whether it's gravel or paving or decking." Seating is likely to be the biggest priority, he observes. "Look at your plot to find out where the path of the sun is because the most important thing for most people in the garden is where they're going to sit. Work out the place that will be most convenient, whether you want

to sit in the sun or the shade. You may need your patio to be at the bottom of the garden rather than next to the house. "Always make the seating area bigger than you think you'll need because once you put a table and four chairs out there and you've pulled them out you don't want to be falling over the edge." "There are ways to make a small garden look bigger," he adds. "Hiding your boundary with plants can increase the sense of space, while placing a small statue at the end of a narrow path will make the distance seem greater because your eyes want to believe the statue

Best of the bunch Pansy (Viola)

Their velvety blooms in a vast range of colours brighten up spring pots and borders, while the smaller violas provide a more subtle burst of colour in late spring and throughout the summer. Pretty varieties include V. 'Jackanapes', which has bicoloured flowers in deep maroon purple and bright yellow at the base, with purple streaks in the centre, and V. X Wittrockiana in the Ultima Series, which is compact, vigorous and heavyblooming with medium-sized flowers. They begin to flower in winter and continue through spring, in an exhaustive range of beautiful colours. Pansies, or violas, prefer a sunny site in fertile, well-drained soil.

Good enough to eat... Globe artichoke

is life size. Allow yourself some space. Gaps in an enclosed space encourage you to look through them into the space beyond, while looking from an open area into a densely planted one can give a sense of infinity. A blend of open and enclosed spaces will enable you to blur the boundaries of your plot and make your small garden seem more spacious." Focal points are also important and a few large features are better than many small ones in a small space, says Titchmarsh. "Don't think that because you've got a small garden you can't have anything of stature. Tall plants are fine as long as they're not spreading out too much or shading the garden or filling it with lots of foliage. Tall plants draw your eye up and out into the world beyond and help to link the land with the sky." Small trees, neat evergreens and shrubs which can be pruned to appear tree-like in outline are perfect structural plants for small gardens. Colour won't need to

be so prevalent in a small plot. You'll need less colour in a smaller garden. What's more important is structure, form and perspective. I like to use evergreens because even in a tiny garden it gives it structure in winter. Highlight the colour by giving it a good green background with foliage. Use colour more sparingly and it can still be effective." "Just because you have a small garden doesn't mean you always have to go for dwarf plants, he adds. Don't feel that everything has to be squat, or you'll end up with what looks like a tray of scones. Allow yourself one", two or three architectural plants." Water is also a good design feature to bring into a small garden because the reflective surface anchors the sky and allows light into your garden. The reflective powers of a plain sheet of water are great and you can make a rill (formal canal of water) or a stream in the tiniest of gardens and it's wonderful in bringing light in."

Not only are they delicious when cooked and dipped in vinaigrette, but they also are a stunning structural plant, growing to around 1.5m high with thistle-like arching silvery leaves and ball-like heads, which are removed for cooking. Artichokes need particular conditions to thrive - good soil, regular watering and feeding and frost protection. The best way is to start with offsets, available from nurseries, which are rooted suckers around 25cm long with roots attached. Plant them in a light or loamy, well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered position in rows 90cm (3ft) apart and allowing 90cm (3ft) between the plants. Compost or well-rotted manure should have been added to the soil the previous autumn and then add a general purpose fertiliser a week or two before planting. Keep the plants well watered, especially during dry periods in the summer, and apply a mulch around the stems in May. Don't harvest the artichokes the first year. Cut off the small heads which may develop in the first year to allow the plant to build up strength to produce a better harvest the following year. The main head at the end of the stems and a number of smaller heads on lateral shoots can be harvested around August, before the flower heads have opened.

Spring Jobs... What to do this fortnight? • Add a general fertiliser such as blood, fish & bone to your borders, rake it in and then mulch it with compost or bark. • Prune spring-flowering shrubs which are fading, such as forsythia. • plant summer-flowering bulbs & prick out seedlings & pot them on. • Keep transplanted flowers well watered during dry spells.. • Repot container plants which have outgrown their space into larger pots with fresh compost. • Save moisture by putting saucers under containers. • Put brassica collars around cabbages and cauliflowers to deter cabbage root fly.

Alan Titchmarsh How To Garden series: Small Gardens; Growing Bulbs; Wildlife; Pests And Problems, Roses; Small Gardens, published by BBC Books, priced £6.99 each. Available now.

• Erect low screens around carrots to keep carrot fly at bay. • Ventilate the greenhouse on sunny days to stop the build-up of pests and diseases. • Prune plum trees. • Deadhead naturalised bulbs to keep them healthy.

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Set in almost an acre of land backing on to fields & with its own stream running through the grounds is this immaculate 5 bedroom family home with a host of modern features including a modern kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, downstairs WC, lounge, separate dining room, master bedroom with en suite, 2 further 1st floor bedrooms & bathroom, 2 top floor bedrooms & a shower room.

Located in the sought after village of Winterborne Zelston this deceptively spacious 4 bedroom family home is presented immaculately throughout and offers superb sized living areas in all principal rooms. The rear garden of the property is private and secluded. Internal viewings are highly recommended.





Tel: 01202 856666

A character family home situated in a premier road leading directly to the cliff top, requires some modernisation but with good versatile accommodation. Lounge, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, separate utility, cloakroom. To the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, one with a dressing area and a family bathroom. Double garage, secluded rear garden.

Tel: 01258 489049

Set in stunning gardens approaching 0.6 of an acre this fabulous family home offers versatile accommodation with 4 bedrooms, master bedroom with Juliet balcony and luxury en-suite shower room. Viewing strongly recommended to appreciate.





Tel: 01202 434300

Tel: 01202 692145

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Imposing property in prestige location on the fringes of Durlston Country Park on a generous plot. Spacious accommodation and refurbished to include luxury kitchen, 3 double bedrooms and en-suite to master. Conservatory and living room enjoy superb outlook over the landscaped gardens. Double garage and sweeping driveway.

A charming Victorian residence standing in half acre plot with benefit of Annexe with two self contained studio units. Two receptions, dining room, study, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, utility room, conservatory, 3 bedrooms, en suite, family bathroom, separate wc, beautiful private gardens. Large gravelled driveway with turning circle.





Tel: 01929 425055

A stunning character detached house within walking distance to the beach & Westbourne. Accommodation includes impressive entrance hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, family room, 3 first floor bedrooms master with en-suite shower room, cloakroom, guest bathroom, top floor bedroom with dressing room & study area with potential for en-suite subject to planning permission, private rear garden, driveway. Sole Agents

Tel: 01425 656666

This property is one of the best value properties currently for sale in the Talbot Woods. It offers huge potential for improvement STPP resting in a mature westerly facing plot with a great degree of seclusion. Sold with vacant possession, keys in office, view today. A great opportunity to live in a lovely established road.





Tel: 01202 767688

Tel: 01202 544666

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A rare chance to secure a 1920’s character home with substantial accommodation comprising 4/5 beds and 2 good sized reception rooms. The most spectacular feature is the huge games room located at the bottom of the garden with covered walkway access provided a great area for those summer parties. Vendors are offering a sale with no forward chain.


Set in the favourable location of Longham, this unique 5/6 bedroom detached Georgian style family home offers spacious and versatile accommodation over 3 floors, having been beautifully renovated throughout including a luxury fitted country style kitchen and benefiting from numerous character features, sizeable rear garden, garage and parking.


Tel: 01202 544666

Tel: 01202 895511



Price now reduced! Set in exclusive and secure private grounds on the cliff top, this 3 bedroom detached property offers seclusion and security in one of the South’s premier locations. With the majority of the accommodation set on one level and with sea glimpses, this property would be ideal for those wanting the convenience of bungalow living. A TRUE BLANK CANVAS!

Situated on the clifftop in Canford Cliffs this sizeable 3 bedroom apartment in a well regarded block boasts superb views from the majority of its rooms and balcony, encompassing the Isle of Wight, and finishing towards the Purbecks and Sandbanks. With this sought-after spot and path to the beach almost opposite, look no further for seaside living!





Tel: 01202 701616

Tel: 01202 701616

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RESIDENTIAL A substantial period property set in this picturesque rural country setting of approximately 16 acres with 3 stables, coach house, internal courtyard, tack room and paddocks. This gated Clockhouse Cottage was built in the circa 1820’s after which the clock tower and clock were added at a later date and is approached via a long driveway and has accommodation including 3 bedrooms, an 18’ lounge, 17’ dining room, 17’ kitchen/breakfast room, en-suites to the master bedroom and bedroom 2, shower room, study/ dressing room, off road parking. Viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate what is on offer.

SOPLEY, CHRISTCHURCH Tel: 01202 434300

£800,000 A fine example of a light and airy country house beautifully presented throughout, all principal rooms enjoying panoramic views. Set in grounds approaching 1 acre, situated on the outskirts of the historic town of Corfe Castle at the foot of the Purbeck Hills. Boasting grand reception hall, drawing room, morning room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, rear lobby, utility room, study, master bedroom with dressing room & ensuite bathroom, guest bedroom, bedrooms 3 & 4, family bathroom, detached double garage, an array of outbuildings, detached selfcontained studio. Internal viewing is highly recommended.


Tel: 01929 425055

£1,250,000 the largest independent estate agent covering Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire

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WIMBORNE T: 01202 856666

A deceptively spacious & modern 3 bedroom detached bungalow situated in a quiet cul de sac by the River Allen offering a modern kitchen, lounge, conservatory, en suite to master, 4 piece family bathroom, detached garage, secluded rear garden. The property is within walking distance of Wimborne with viewing highly recommended.

No Forward Chain £350,000 EXTENDED BUNGALOW

BEARCROSS T: 01202 856666

Set in this peaceful & popular location is this extended bungalow offering well proportioned accommodation including 2 double bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room/study, bathroom & separate WC, detached garage, driveway & a delightful rear garden.


Set on a delightful corner plot & offering well proportioned accommodation is this 2 bedroom bungalow with lounge, dining room, family bathroom, sun room, garage with store room & off road parking & easily manageable rear garden. The property is ideal for those wanting to update & put there own stamp on a home.

BROADSTONE T: 01202 692145

This well presented 3 bedroom detached bungalow occupies a corner plot of approx ¼ acre in a quiet residential location. The property has a modern fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, 4 piece bathroom, ample driveway parking and garage.

Seller Suited £299,950



WIMBORNE T: 01202 856666

A deceptively spacious 2 bedroom home close to Wimborne town centre offering a fantastic modern kitchen/breakfast room with integral appliances & a large larder, double aspect lounge, downstairs WC, family bathroom, both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. A detached garage with off road parking & detached conservatory with sun patio & rear garden.

Keen To Sell £289,950 IDEAL BUY TO LET

CREEKMOOR T: 01202 692145

Immaculately presented 2 bedroom mid terrace house with a modern kitchen/breakfast room recently added conservatory, ample driveway parking, double glazed windows and gas fired heating.

Keen to Sell £165,000

BRANKSOME PARK T: 01202 767688

Set in a quiet cul de sac location in this popular village is this 4 bedroom family home with kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, lounge, separate dining room, study, downstairs WC, master bedroom with en suite, 2 further double bedrooms, single bedroom & family bathroom, Double garage & manageable rear garden.

No Forward Chain £289,950

Vendor Found £234,950 1/4 ACRE PLOT


Vendor Found £359,950 CORFE MULLEN T: 01202 692145


Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac this 4 bedroom split level property boasts fantastic rural views. Modern re-fitted en-suite to master bedroom, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room with balcony, and double garage.


CREEKMOOR T: 01202 692145

An extended detached family home with 4 double bedrooms, the master with en-suite bathroom and dressing area, modern white family bathroom, 3 reception rooms, driveway and garage, offered with no forward chain.

2% of Stamp Duty Paid £270,000

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A beautifully presented 4 bedroom detached family home set at the foot of a popular cul-de-sac benefitting en-suite to master bedroom from modern kitchen and bathrooms, conservatory and secluded rear garden.

New Instruction £299,950 ACCESS TO RINGWOOD FOREST

VERWOOD T: 01202 827333

An immaculate 2 double bedroom detached bungalow situated in The Chase backing on to woodland. The property has a modern re-fitted kitchen and utility room, an en-suite facility to the master bedroom, modern family bathroom and a particular feature is the lounge with a wood burner that is open plan to the conservatory. Externally is a garage and secluded rear garden.


An impressive detached 4 bedroom family residence situated in an ever desirable cul-de-sac. The property comprises of 19’ lounge, 16’ family room, a modern re-fitted open plan kitchen/dining room, utility, ground floor shower room, en-suite to bed 1 and a modern family bathroom. Externally is a well proportioned and private rear garden together with an extended 29’ double garage/workshop.

No Forward Chain £395,000 CLOSE TO LOCAL SCHOOLS

DORCHESTER T: 01305 264500

This recently build property benefits from generous accommodation comprising of lounge, kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, further reception room and down stairs WC to the ground floor. To the first floor are 4 bedrooms, master with en-suite, and a family bathroom. The property further benefits from a garage and a generous and private rear garden.

A Must See! £334,950

VERWOOD T: 01202 827333

A well presented modern 4 bedroom detached house in a popular location. The property comprises of a lounge, dining room, modern kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite. There are fitted wardrobes in each bedroom, a well landscaped sunny rear garden, ample driveway and an integral double garage. Internal inspection is a must.

Keen To Sell £334,950

View To Appreciate £275,950 SPACIOUS, LIGHT AND AIRY

VERWOOD T: 01202 827333


DORCHESTER T: 01305 264500

This charming cottage enjoys a wealth of character including an impressive inglenook fire place, exposed ceiling beams and latch doors .The ground floor accommodation comprises of spacious living room and bathroom with free standing bath. Occupying the first floor is a large master bedroom with fitted cupboards and second bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Wealth Of Character £249,950


VERWOOD T: 01202 827333

A 4 double bedroom detached bungalow in need of some updating situated on a plot approaching a third of an acre in a popular non-estate location. The property also has a bathroom and separate shower room, lounge, dining room, kitchen breakfast room and a large detached double garage/workshop. The property needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Offers In Excess of £319,000 PANORAMIC VIEWS

SWANAGE T: 01929 425055

Newly converted top floor 2 bed apartment enjoying commanding panoramic views of the sea and the Isle of Wight beyond. Boasting direct access descending to the promenade and beach below. Features personal balcony, open plan living area, and en-suite to master bedroom.

View to Appreciate £425,000 IDEAL FIRST TIME BUY

CASTLEDEAN T: 01202 434300

A semi detached house in this much sought after popular family area close to all amenities. Lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, double glazed windows, gas central heating, sunny aspect rear garden with very little maintenance, off road parking and garage. Viewing recommended – key in office.

Vacant Possession £214,500

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CARBERY ESTATE T: 01202 434300

A very well presented 3 Bedroom Bedford built home in this popular residential area with the benefit of cloakroom, 16’ lounge, separate dining room, modern kitchen/breakfast room, sun room, modern family bathroom, gas central heating, double glazed windows, front & rear gardens, garage and driveway.


First time on the market since it was built in the 1960’s for this 3 bedroom detached family home in this sought after location. 17’ x 16’ lounge, 20’ kitchen/diner plus utility room, gas central heating, double glazing, off road parking and garage, rear garden. In need of some updating and modernisation. Viewing highly recommended.

Keen to Sell £375,000 SUPERB REAR GARDEN

BOSCOMBE EAST T: 01202 434300

BOSCOMBE EAST T: 01202 434300

Key In Office £299,950 STUNNING SEA VIEWS

ALUM CHINE T: 01202 767688


An extremely well presented extended detached house in this popular area close to Kings Park. Cloakroom, lounge, study/ play room, well fitted kitchen/dining room, separate utility, 5 bedrooms to the first floor with the possibility of creating an en-suite to bed 1, modern bathroom suite, integral garage, attractive landscaped garden.

View Immediately £439,950 GOLDEN SQUARE LOCATION

A stunning 2nd floor apartment within a stones throw from the beach with private access to Alum Chine. Large South facing terrace overlooking the beach with views over the sea. Open plan lounge, kitchen & dining room, 2 double bedrooms both with wardrobes, en-suite shower room to master, guest bathroom & utility room & under ground secure parking.

View to Appreciate £379,950 CHARACTER FLAT

ALUM CHINE T: 01202 767688

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A well presented ground floor converted flat within walking distance to Westbourne and Alum Chine Beach. Accommodation includes entrance hall, utility cupboard, bathroom with shower, 2 bedrooms, fitted kitchen open plan through to living room, sun room, allocated parking. Sole Agents

Make an Offer £169.000

A well presented 1st floor apartment in a sought after location within walking distance to Westbourne shops. Accommodation includes entrance hall, lounge/dining room with south facing balcony, kitchen, bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. Single garage, Sole Agents

Good Value £192,000

Priced to Sell £499,950 RETIREMENT FLAT

BRANKSOME PARK T: 01202 767688

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WESTBOURNE T: 01202 767688

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An immaculate 4 bedroom detached family home situated in a popular tree lined Road. 21’ Lounge, modern kitchen and bathroom, dining area, conservatory with access to the rear garden which is of a good size with a sunny aspect, close to local schools and other amenities. Gas heating, double glazing, off road parking and garage.

BOSCOMBE EAST T: 01202 434300


WESTBOURNE T: 01202 767688

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A well presented 1st floor flat in a stunning apartment block located onThe A vacant first floor flat located on Surrey Road. Entrance hall, lounge/ Avenue in the heart of Branksome Park. Entrance hall, lounge/dining room dining room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, balcony and with balcony, fitted kitchen, plenty of storage, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. Use garage. No forward chain, call now to view. of communal lounge and guest room. Sole Agents

Try an Offer £249,950

Ideal Buy to Let £159,950

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PRESTON T: 01305 832021

A 3 bedroom bungalow which has been much improved by the current owners and benefits from modern fitted kitchen with built-in oven, hob and cooker hood, modern white bathroom and en-suite shower room, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating and landscaped low maintenance gardens.


HAMWORTHY T: 01202 673375

A fantastic mid-terraced Town House in the popular development, Harbour Reach. The property benefits from kitchen/diner, sizeable lounge, 2 double bedrooms, master bedroom with en-suite and balcony, family bathroom, integrated garage and rear garden. The property is in immaculate condition throughout and is within close proximity to Poole Quay. A chance not to be missed!

Vendor Found £239,950 GARDEN FLAT

CHARMINSTER T: 01202 537333

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Extremely well presented modern FF flat situated close to local shops, schools and within easy reach of Bournemouth Town Centre. Having its own private entrance the property comprises of lounge/ dining room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with separate wc and secluded rear garden.

Viewing A Must £155,000


BAITER PARK T: 01202 673375

An ideal investment property in the popular harbour side location of Baiter Park. The property is within walking distance to Poole Quay, Poole Town Centre and local transport links. Benefiting from 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, lounge, kitchen/ diner and front and rear gardens it is a chance not to be missed!

Distant Harbour Views £225,000 NO FORWARD CHAIN

PARKSTONE T: 01202 673375

A chance to purchase a 3 bedroom semi-detached family home in a popular residential location. The property benefits from lounge/diner, kitchen, downstairs W/C, study, front and sizeable private rear garden, outbuilding and ample off road parking. Offered to the market with vacant possession.

Ideal First Time Buy £179,950 BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME

CHARMINSTER T: 01202 537333

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This character property presented in good order offers 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and ground floor shower room. 4 bedrooms can be found on the first floor, 3 of which are doubles and a family bathroom. Outside there is a secluded rear garden with a lawned area and patio with off road parking to the front.

Not To Be Missed £250,000

OAKDALE T: 01202 673375


A semi-detached family home in a sought after residential location. The property offers 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, downstairs W/C, study, sizeable lounge with separate dining room and kitchen. There is a generous rear garden with decked area and a sizeable garage. There is also ample off road parking.

View To Appreciate £229,950 OPPORTUNITY FOR INCOME

UPTON T: 01202 673375

A rare opportunity to purchase a recently refurbished 4 bedroom family home on the outskirts of Upton near to Lytchett Bay. The property benefits from a sizeable annexe with bathroom, which is ideal for an income or for a relative. The property has been finished to an extremely high standard and it must be viewed to fully appreciate what it has to offer.

View Today OIEO £450,000 READY TO MOVE INTO

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Very well presented and tastefully decorated this family home offers 13ft lounge, 15ft dining room, modern kitchen with access onto rear garden, 3 double bedrooms, landscaped garden offering a good degree of seclusion and off road parking.

Must View £229,950

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A spacious FF flat with feature bay windows and high ceilings situated in the heart of the cosmopolitan area of Charminster. Accommodation comprises of 16ft lounge, 13ft kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms, rear garden and off road parking.

Internal Viewing A Must £155,000 BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN HOME

LODMOOR T: 01305 831831

Built in the 1860’s Grosvenor Gate has undergone extensive restoration and refurbishment by the current owners over the past year, the property in brief comprises, lounge, dining room, modern fitted kitchen, 6 bedrooms with master comprising en-suite, and 2 bathrooms. This property must be viewed to appreciate the wealth of character.


BOURNEMOUTH T: 01202-544666

Unexpectedly re-available this ground floor 1 bedroom apartment is ideal for those looking for a holiday home. Located on the Eastcliff a minutes walk from the beach. The property must be sold and is open to negotiation. Key in office. Parking and part time caretaker, swimming pool for residents. A rare opportunity. Sole agents.

View Today £179,950

MUSCLIFFE T: 01202 537333


WAREHAM T: 01929 552206

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Located close to local shops, schools and river walks this refurbished property offers modern fitted kitchen, good sized lounge, 3 bedrooms, bathroom and garden. Benefiting from UPVC double glazing, gas heating and off road parking.

No Forward Chain £249,950 FANCY WAKING UP TO THIS?

BOURNEMOUTH T: 01202-544666

Instructed as sole agents for this superb sea view apartment on the popular Eastcliff. Hinton Wood is arguably seen as one of the most sought after blocks being closer to the town centre. Accommodation comprises sitting room with sun terrace, dining room with second balcony, kitchen, 2 good sized beds and 2 bathrooms. Parking, sold with no forward chain.


BOURNEMOUTH T: 01202-544666

This purpose built apartment is located in a tree lined road in the heart of Talbot Woods. Sold with no forward chain you will not be disappointed with this property. 3 good sized bedrooms, lounge, kitchen breakfast room, bathroom and separate shower room. Garage and courtyard garden, long lease and low service charges apply. Sole agents

New Instruction £249,950

Substantial detached house on the western edge of Wareham town centre. 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, utility, gardens front & rear, detached double length garage, close to local amenities & schools, bus routes & train station. Offered with no forward chain & vacant possession.

Must Be Viewed £435,000 HOUSE IN TREE LINED ROAD

BOURNEMOUTH T: 01202-544666

New to the market and located in the popular Littledown area, this period family home is offered for sale with no forward chain. 4 good sized bedrooms and 3 reception rooms, kitchen/diner and utility room. South facing garden and good sized garage. Vendors are keen to sell and we would recommend an early inspection.

New Instruction £449,950 ON THE EASTCLIFF

BOURNEMOUTH T: 01202-544666

An attractive art deco style second floor 2 bedroom apartment located in the perfect position for access to the sandy beaches. Sold with no forward chain and presented in lovely order throughout this would make an ideal second home. Unexpectedly re available, proceedable buyers preferred. Keys in office, view today with sole agents.

Must be Sold £169,950

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FERNDOWN T: 01202 895511

This well maintained family home offers good sized accommodation and is located in a desirable close. With lounge, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom and a good sized garage the property is within easy reach of Ferndown and offers glorious and well maintained gardens.


An immaculate and beautifully modernised 2 double bedroom first floor retirement apartment, boasting luxury fitted kitchen and refitted shower room, the master benefits from a range of fitted cupboards and wardrobes all within a level and short walk to local shops and amenities.

Motivated Sellers £219,950 LOTS OF CHARACTER

FERNDOWN T: 01202 895511

A beautiful character detached property dating back to the 1800’s, formerly a cow keepers cottage, situated on a corner plot offering 2 reception rooms, 2 double bedrooms & a wealth of history, this delightful cottage offers attractive accommodation whilst being ideally located fior excellent local schools.

Vendors Found £349,950 CHARACTER APARTMENT

BRANKSOME PARK T: 01202 701616

Presented in immaculate order and packed with period features, this superb and bright garden apartment is not to be missed! With a stunning 24 foot kitchen/dining room, fantastic living space and a garden which most houses would be envious of, this apartment ticks all the boxes!

Will Go Quickly! £325,000

WEST MOORS T: 01202 895511

Call Today £175,000 SUPERB LOCATION

CANFORD CLIFFS T: 01202 701616

Set in a highly desirable modern block in the heart of Canford Cliffs, within level walking distance to shops and with sandy beaches nearby, this 2 bedroom apartment would suit either a second home buyer seeking a secure seaside retreat or those wanting a convenient primary home. With no forward chain this property is priced to sell, so view today to avoid missing out!

Act quickly! Guide Price £265,000 BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS

BRANKSOME PARK T: 01202 701616

The most desirable block in Branksome Park?! Set in a modern prestigious block in Branksome Park, this two bedroom south facing apartment boasts superb space, sunny aspect with good sized balcony, and wonderful eat in kitchen. Set on the second floor, this apartment is sure not to stick around for long!

First To See Will Buy £299,950

ST. IVES T: 01202 895511


With no forward chain and offering extremely good value for money, this 3 bedroom detached bungalow is situated within a popular cul de sac location with sizeable gardens, driveway and detached tandem garage.

Perfect Project £269,950 STYLISH, SPACIOUS AND SUNNY!

BRANKSOME PARK T: 01202 701616

Set in a quiet location in the heart of Branksome Park this stunning and modern character duplex apartment is a must for the style conscious. With 3 bedrooms, a fabulous sun terrace, perfect for whiling away those lazy afternoons, a magnificent location close to the beach and a sprinkle of period charm, this apartment must be seen.

Fantastic Space Guide Price £325,000 STUNNING OUTLOOK

BRANKSOME PARK T: 01202 701616

Calling all sun lovers! An incredibly bright, south facing, sizeable apartment – with some far reaching views of the sea and the Purbeckswhich has been tastefully modernised to a high specification by the current owners. Set in an enviable Branksome Park location close to both beaches and shops, act now to avoid disappointment!

Catch A Tan! £284,950

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BROADSTONE Indigo Mews, York Road

A breath of fresh air Set in the quiet suburb of Broadstone lies Indigo Mews – a stylish collection of just 14 two bedroom apartments with parking. • Built by award winning developer Linden Homes • Modern design and high quality build • Close to village centre and amenities Now reserving. For more information contact our Selling Agent on

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Realty Spring into a record March Specialist Letting Agents, Realty Property Solutions Ltd, are delighted to announce they have had a record March for agreeing lets with 85% of new instructions being let within 48 hours. Realty Director Jonathan Alsford states; “the demand we are currently receiving from prospective tenants is so high that when we receive a new instruction there is often a waiting list of tenants to choose from. Young couples and individuals have largely created this by not being able to purchase and turning to rented accommodation in order to gain some independence as well as some flexibility to be able to move for work purposes if required. As we are specialists at what we do, coupled with our track record of excellent customer service since 2004, we are becoming a popular choice for both Landlords and Tenants. We would love to hear from any property owner considering letting their property as there has never been a

better time to let your property”. Realty’s record results are during the same quarter the company was shortlisted for best Estate/Letting Agent award at the Dorset Property Awards. The awards were held at the BIC in February and were hosted by Phil Spencer from Channel 4s Location, Location, Location programme. If you are a Landlord or Tenant and would like some advice and guidance from an A.R.L.A. (Association of Residential Letting Agents) licensed specialist Letting Agent, Realty can be contacted on 01202 733333 or by email Alternatively, you can log onto their website


Charminster - £345,000

Ferndown - £285,950

A stunning, completely refurbished chalet bungalow which offers spacious accommodation over two levels. The précis of accommodation includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three reception rooms and a stunning kitchen breakfast room. There is ample off road parking and a detached tandem garage adjoining the southerly facing rear garden

A detached, two double bedroom bungalow which has undergone extensive refurbishment to a very high standard by the current owners. This particular bungalow views exceptionally well and benefits from a newly fitted modern kitchen and bathroom. There is off road parking and access to the detached garage. The private rear garden is a good size with ample space for the addition of a generous conservatory (stp).

Throop - £232,500

Northbourne - £250,000

Knights are delighted to be able to offer for sale this modern, three bedroom detached bungalow which has the additional benefit of no forward chain. The property features an open plan L-shaped lounge dining room overlooking the private rear garden, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms. Off road parking and integral garage. Keys in office. Vacant possession.

A three double bedroom detached bungalow built in the 1950’s within this residential road. This particular property benefits from having a newly fitted kitchen with a range of quality built in appliances and granite worktops. The bungalow has just had new double glazing throughout, in addition to the large conservatory overlooking the garden and views beyond.

488 Castle Lane West, Dorset BH8 9UD

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An older four bedroom detached family home, situated in this most sought after of areas. The property benefits from having a lovely rear garden, 2 spacious reception rooms, garage and off road parking. There is some decorative work required to bring the house up to the most modern of standards but in the main this house offers excellent levels of accommodation.

A stunning four bedroom, two reception room detached modern house situated within good school catchments. This family home offers four bedrooms (en-suite to the master) a family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom. There is off road parking for more than one vehicle and a single garage. Landscaped southerly facing private rear garden with decked seating area.






IN ST N R EW U C TI O N Bournemouth - £325,000


IN ST N R EW U C TI O N Talbot Park - £335,000

Close to Grammar School - £350,000

Queens Park - £279,950

Knights are offering the opportunity to purchase this spacious detached house with the added benefit of a self contained two bedroom annexe suitable for either owner occupation or as the potential for a home and income. The main house comprises three bedrooms, three reception rooms (all overlooking the garden), two bathrooms and a large kitchen breakfast room. The annex consists of a good lounge, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.

A super example of a traditional, three bedroom, detached bay fronted house, situated in this sought after Avenue in Queens Park. The property benefits from having a single story extension that spans the back of the house, in addition to a large dining room. There are good levels of off road parking and a car port, as well as a super, southerly facing rear garden. Internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate what a good family home this is.

488 Castle Lane West, Dorset BH8 9UD

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Think outside the vase Even if you haven't got green fingers, you can easily enjoy beautiful blooms by picking a bunch of the best flowerdecorated fabrics, wallpapers and homeware. Choose from overblown florals, Eastern blossom and pretty prints, or just pick a petal or two!

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Florals might be a perennial favourite for bringing colour and freshness to interiors, but don't assume you've seen it all before when it comes to this blooming style. There are always tempting new interpretations being explored by designers and this year is no exception. But remember our fondness for florals endures precisely because they never fail to give rooms a zingy lift, with their decorative evocation of nature. Even treating a home to a simple scattering of flowery printed accessories - a cushion here and a throw there - will lift the spirits, especially at a time when we're all craving signs that spring has truly arrived. "Floral designs have always been an integral part of the British interior, from the rich tapestries of the medieval nobility to today's pared-down patterns by designers such as Orla Kiely," says Lawrence Roullier White, founder of the interiors company of the same name. "It's the stylised manner in which they are depicted that changes with the mood of the time. You only have to look at the austerity of

floral designs in the 1940s and the subsequent over-blown blooms of the Fifties to chart this change." He predicts that flower designs from previous decades are bursting onto the scene again: "Art Nouveau floral imagery from the 1900s became popular again in the 1970s, cladding many a Biba-babe, and even that 'no-no' of generic deigns - chintz - had new life breathed into it by Cath Kidston," he points out. "Now we're feeling more confident and optimistic, powerful Rococo designs with large, rich blooms are making a resurgence." Clare Price, founder of interiors specialist, The Contemporary Home, shares her view that florals never fade but acknowledges that for some, they're still an acquired taste, partly because they're wrongly associated with dated, fussy interiors. "You either love florals or hate them, but be prepared to be surrounded by them this year!" she predicts. "They endure because of their versatility, and their ability to conjure memories of childhood and a rose-

featuring this year." She advises flowersprigged, smaller scale prints for smaller, cosy areas and children's rooms. "Colours can be traditional - greens, pinks and sky blues - but modernise the look by mixing the same print in several colourways within a scheme." Elegant bouquet> Get the look with floral wallpapers. Companies such as Graham & Brown have an excellent selection and one of its prettiest is Duchessa, in pink and lime, from its Elixir collection, £25. Little Greene has Sandberg wallpapers which celebrate florals and a dramatic choice is its Christophe paper, £61 a roll, with red flowers on a black background. Scatter some cushions in a rich floral print, £89 each, from John Dick & Son and add the ultimate floral accessory for a manor house or country cottage - floral decorated china. Portmeirion's collection includes the Dawn Chorus range. Teapot and Cake Stand, £26.50 each. tinted recollection of perfect country gardens. "I think tiny, ditzy prints are proving more popular because they're easier to mix with existing items in the home." So think beyond the vase - there's enough flowery, decorative homeware around for a dazzling bouquet without having to raid the garden. Modern florals > This look works equally well for fans of romantic, feminine rooms as it does for those wishing to use colour and pattern to soften cool, contemporary settings. "Today's take on florals is all about creating a floral paradise which is both chic and modern," advises Anita Kaushal, stylist and interiors author. "So instead of opting for predictable pastel shades, consider bolder fuschias, bright greens and blues. Use a dramatic replication of one striking bloom in a fabric or a wall print, or feel free to contrast florals with other patterns such as bold stripes." It's vital, she says, to allow the patterns to breathe by contrasting them with pale or neutral backgrounds, and to ensure a scheme has cohesion by picking out a few key shades in plain accessories, or other touches like a blind or curtains. Pretty posy> A veritable meadow full of blooms blossom on a crisp, white background to decorate Marks & Spencer's desirable Fashion Vintage Floral home collection. Bed Set, £49.50; Hat Boxes, £29.50 a pair, and Cushion, £15. Dunelm Mill's Orchid Fushion Cameo Quilt Set, from £24.99, uses one exotic pink bloom to great effect, and its simple style could be complemented, at a price, with a Moooi 5 O'Clock Chair decorated with two roses, £547.67, from Occa-Home. Make a statement with John Lewis's compact Prism Sofa, £1,200, upholstered in a floral scattered Kiana fabric. Funky florals> Bright, zingy colours and abstract designs are a world away from the tranquil pastoral scenes of yesterday, but they're serving to make funky florals a

sought after style fit for on-trend decoristas. "A floral design is perfect for adding an injection of colour and fun to an otherwise fashionably neutral interior," says Lawrence Roullier White. "Ideally, keep the scheme quite clean and plump for one statement piece, like an armchair or table, bursting with colour. "As a general rule, if you want subtle, select a pattern with a small repeat, but if you want drama, the bigger the better. It doesn't even matter if the repeat is too big for the application. A cushion with the design 'bleeding' off the edge looks fantastic." Bright bunch: A bright yellow Edge Coffee Table, £350, or a multi-coloured Pouffe Cushion, £500, both decorated with a blizzard of blooms couldn't fail to lift the spirits. They're from cutting edge interiors company, Brighton Pod. Bring a psychedelic garden scene into the bedroom with Bhs Vintage Garden Bedding, which starts from £24.50, and open the door to style with this Doormat, £5.99, from Dunelm Mill, which has funky flowers on a black background. Harlequin's fabrics collection has an abundance of florals which can be paired with its other patterns such as stripes for a fun, flirty take on the look. Fabrics from around £30 a square metre. Traditional floral> Classic florals, whether conjuring a country retreat or those complementing period style, have long reigned supreme, but even they've been given a facelift to suit 21st century homes. "The traditional mid-sized floral chintz is shaking off its image and has been replaced with new flower prints, which at the moment are either small and intricate or large statements," says designer Joanna Wood. "Big, statement florals work well in sophisticated areas such as living rooms, dining rooms and master bedrooms. Choose where you want to create a statement within the room carefully, and select the fabric sparingly on one highlight area - a large three seater sofa, a feature wall or a pair of curtains. "Prints are highly effective in strong colours, with orange, bold spring greens and pistachio

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A KING FIT FOR A QUEEN? When your prince or princess charming drags you kicking and screaming to your local bed store, bored with the spring of your ancient bed poking in their side, you will be faced with lots of choices, one of which is the size of bed or mattress that you buy. Queen size, king size, super-king size and even emperor sizes are terms which face you with more options than the queen has residences! When one purchases a new nest for ones palace boudoir it is a good idea to trade up to a larger bed if it will fit the room. A larger one will obviously give the individual more space to stretch out, be less affected by the movements and weight of their partner and indeed with the larger products, there may well be an option to have one side firmer than the other to combat any weight differences between bed mates. Jargon aside, the standard sizes available and which will fit standard sheet and duvet sizes are, single, which is 90cm X 190cm, double, which is 135cm X 190cm (the original double, but do you really want to be restricted to 67.5 cm of space? That’s about two feet three inches in imperial size!) King-size this is 150cm X 200cm and super-king size which is 180cm X 200cm. The super-king is getting increasingly popular as people holiday abroad, particularly in the United States and realize the benefits of a large comfy bed. If you really want to push the royal yacht out, we can have special size beds specially made for you up to seven feet square and standard width beds made longer for very tall customers. Also, bear in mind that if you order a bedstead, which is typically a head and foot board supported by side rails and slats, the external measurement will larger than those stated above as the mattress is designed to fit inside it, so allow for this when you measure. Another factor when you purchase and which might affect your decision, is access to your stately home or palace bedroom. You would be surprised how often we deliver to a property and discover that we can’t get the new bed or mattress up the stairs or that the client has forgotten to tell us that they have a spiral staircase or some other access problem. The minimum space between your stair-well and the nearest step is a good point to measure. The good news is that all double divans are made in two pieces and bedstead bases usually arrive in several sections too. Allied to the fact that mattresses will bend to a degree without harming them, we can usually deliver without many problems. Lastly, if you need a mattress made to fit a base of an unusual size or shape this is also possible, we have even arranged for mattresses to be made to fit the bow of boats and to fit four-poster beds with cut-out corners, so feel free to ask, we love a challenge. So, picture the scene. You, your other half and the corgis are sitting in your new bed watching the royal wedding. I’m sure you will join me in wishing Prince William and Kate Middleton a long and happy marriage. I’m sure that one day William will make a “super king”! As ever sleep well!!


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                                                                                                                                                  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Arguably one of the finest contemporary, stylish and luxurious two bedroom apartments on the seafront. Occupying a front position just yards from the sandy beach on the elevated Ground Floor with truly spectacular 180 degree views over Bournemouth bay towards The Purbecks from the two terraces.

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The accommodation comprises Spacious Lounge/Dining Room, 2 Double Bedrooms, Ensuite Shower Room to the Master Bedroom. Fully Fitted German Designer Kitchen. Residents Fully Equipped Gym. 24 hour SMALL DEVELOPMENT SMALL DEVELOPMENT OF ONLY SIX OF BRAND ONLY SIX NEW BRAND HOUSES. NEWconcierge HOUSES.Service. Secure Underground Parking. Ideal as a Main The Quadrant The Quadrant Pound Road Pound Pennington Road Pennington nr Lymington nr Lymington Residence or Second Home.

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£224,950 – LEASEHOLD

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with master bedroom with master withbedroom ensuite bathroom with ensuite ,walk bathroom in wardrobe ,walkorindressing wardrobe room or dressing room

£109,950 – OIRO plus additional plus double additional wardrobes. double wardrobes.

OFFERS OVER – £399,950



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£279,950 – OIRO

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*Figure represents 80% of the purchase price to be financed now. 5% deposit to be paid by purchaser. Full prices start from £158,000. EasyBuy is only available on selected properties and is not available in conjunction with any other offer. The remaining 20% of the price is left outstanding as a loan for up to 10 years secured by a second mortgage. You pay 0% interest pa fixed on the outstanding 20% for the first 5 years and only 3% interest pa (typical 3.00% APR) thereafter. EasyBuy is subject to status and Crest Nicholson’s terms and conditions, including exchange of contracts within 28 days, legal completion by the specified date and 5% deposit required on exchange of contracts. Written details available on request. Crest Nicholson does not sell mortgages or give financial advice. EasyBuy offer is based on a mortgage using Crest Nicholson’s recommended IFA. Offer ends 31st May 2011. Prices correct at time of going to press. Street scene taken at Poole Quarter. Crest Nicholson South, a division of Crest Nicholson Operations Limited, Crest House, Pyrcroft Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9GN. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.

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The wide sandy beach of Ventnor

Walking, eating, Jimi Hendrix, Osborne House and New England-style living accommodation - all in a corner of Britain about 50 years behind the mainland. Jeremy Gates discovers the best of the Isle of White.


As we sailed away from the narrow streets of Old Portsmouth where press gangs roamed in Nelson's day, my wife and I were already studying the leaflets and maps which you collect on the ferry across the Solent. On the Isle of Wight, there's always something new to see: another multi-million pound facelift at impressive Osborne House (Queen Victoria's favourite home), a new waterfront pub, or yet another exhibition with tales of dinosaurs and Roman invaders. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed the garlic farm in Newchurch would need overflow car parks at weekends, let alone self-catering cottages for visitors keen to stay and sample the 42 pickles and relishes on display! With careful planning, you won't need much cash to see this island. Many visitors explore its 148 square miles by bus, and there are 500 miles of footpaths for walkers and cyclists, often with amazing views across vast open spaces. National Trust guided walks are also led by experts. The tourist season offers a long programme of special events. The Walking Festival in early May focuses on 30 miles of Heritage coast and areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which make up more than half the island. When you need rest and refreshment, pubs almost fight

for your business. "Credit munch!" said one of them, promising two courses for £3.95, near Carisbrooke Castle, where they held Charles I just before he lost his head in Whitehall. English Heritage's film in Carisbrooke's Visitor Centre is a masterpiece in making history interesting to any who missed out on the subject at school. In the middle of Ryde, you can land by catamaran at The Pier, walk up the main Union Street and check into one of the apartments which enterprising Annie Horne, an entrepreneur whose main job is running an events management company, has created in an old bank building above Liberty's, a cafe-bar on the ground floor. Ryde is a magnet for day trippers from the mainland who love an olde world high street free of superstores and giant car parks, so Annie swiftly added a restaurant - The Blacksheep Bar - across the street, with tasty main courses from around a tenner. One of Liberty's daily specials - a slice of warm ciabatta packed with smoked sausage, red onion and mayonnaise, served with skinny chips and salad - put us in the perfect mood for one of Ryde's newest attractions. The Postcard Museum is the brainchild of James Bissell-Thomas, and tucked with some brilliance into the back half of a former shop. Dedicated to the artist Donald McGill, the master of the double entendre, it's a splendid selection of saucy postcards featuring nervous brides and randy vicars which sold in British seaside resorts in the 1950s. Cannily, James acquired the copyright of dozens of McGill

The Tennyson Memorial

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Best for: Families who like walking, boating and outdoor adventure. Time to go: Summer, though hotels (in packages from ferry operators) are great value in winter. Don't miss: Osborne House, the jewel in English Heritage's crown (family tickets £29. 90) and Brading Roman Villa, with some of best preserved mosaic floors in UK. Need to know: Useful guides from Wightlink include Secret Wight, Green Getaways, Wight History Trail and Wight Taste Trail, all free by post or online.

Jeremy Gates was a guest of Wightlink, which offers three nights' self-catering (four sharing) at West Bay Club from £120 per person in early June, including return ferry crossings (PortsmouthFishbourne or Lymington-Yarmouth). Seven night ferry-inclusive stays in August start at £266. Wightlink reservations: 0871 376 100 and

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originals. They are huge fun, because some standard characters are much too politically incorrect to be acceptable in today's more 'liberal' climate. As a town, Ryde has a stylish, cosmopolitan feel and could become really fashionable in the next decade. Head west on the island, however, and there's a different atmosphere: remote, unspoiled, slower paced. That's where we found our holiday base, the West Bay Club: with holiday cottages surrounded by walkways, weeping willows and open lawns. It's just outside the charming port of Yarmouth, where narrow streets fill with traffic when ferries pull in from Lymington. West Bay Club is good for families. There's good security within a gated environment, so children roam without supervision, and excellent leisure facilities with a large indoor pool adjoining the restaurant as the centre of attraction from 7am to 10pm, so bad weather needn't spoil your stay. There are squash courts, an ESPA spa, scuba diving courses, and - like a cruise ship - daily programmes of entertainments and instruction. There's a tennis coach on hand, with tips to improve your shots on fast and true hard court surfaces. Although the cottages might not look too good - 'eco-efficient' lawns as roofs are not the smartest 'green' design - they are clean and virtually brand new inside, with wellequipped kitchens and a welcome pack in the fridge. At this end of the island, you're barely aware of other visitors - even in midsummer.

On our first night, we only found the restaurant sitting on stilts above the beach at one end of wide, curving Totland Bay with the help of a local showing us the way. As Pinot Grigiot washed down a delectably fresh crab salad, we listened to familiar chords on the classical guitar. A vivid sunset painted a reddish glow across the waves and suggested a quiet, romantic corner on the Algarve coast of Portugal. "Actually, that's Boscombe across the water," said the waiter. Our meal for four, with wine included, came to just over £60. Next morning, it was time to tackle a breezy stretch of the Tennyson Trail - the famous poet who became the Poet Laureate lived here for 40 years, because he reckoned the air was "worth sixpence a pint". Before the final stretch towards The Needles, it was time to drop in for a snack at Dimbola Lodge, above Freshwater Bay, where toasted tea cakes are a delight. This old house, rescued and refurbished in the last decade, tells the story of Julia Margaret Cameron, one of the early photographers of Victorian England, whose regular guests included the Lord Tennyson, Charles Darwin, Lewis Carroll, and Edward Lear. Goodness knows what these august visitors might have made of the photographs taken during the epic 1970 Isle of Wight Pop Festival, when the audience allowed a lot to hang out. They formed an eye-popping special display when we called. At this historic event, The Who played from midnight to dawn, and Jimi Hendrix gave one of his great

performances - weeks before his death. A bronze statue in the garden of Dimbola Lodge commemorates the guitarist for posterity. Next day, we headed for Ventnor, where the subtropical climate enables yuccas and other plants to flourish in the celebrated Botanic Gardens (admission free). We walked down to Steephill Cove, where maritime shacks and fishing boats encircle a play area which has become a magnet for families, before strolling along the clifftops and beyond the wide sandy beach of Ventnor to the tiny hamlet of Bonchurch around the bay. If you venture east of Ryde, you will find the atmosphere changes yet again. Splendid houses are dotted along the seafont, and six miles of sandy beaches stretch from Ryde pier to Seaview, famous for sailing and often called 'Chelsea by the Sea'.Beyond the village is the Priory Bay Hotel, which looks and feels like a country house owned by the same family for generations and elegantly dog-eared around the edges. In summer, a barbecue area serves lunches on a wooded terrace above the hotel's private beach, edged by trees and enjoying magnificent views across the eastern Solent. On a sunny, summer day, this setting compares with the South of France - or even Barbados. No wonder Queen Victoria lined up her bathing machine to make the most of it, a mile or two along the shore! 73



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Worktop Art Joseph Joseph Elevate Gift Set £39.99 from It is time to get rid of your mismatching utensil arsenal and invest in this colour-coded set of essential cooking tools. The utensils feature weighted handles to allow the business ends of the spoons and spatulas to sit above the work surface, creating a more hygienic and less messy method of cooking.

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Chop Chop No Drop Joseph Joseph Chop 2 Pot £11.99 from Another excellent innovation that's headslappingly simple from Joseph Joseph. Can you recount the number of times you've sliced your vegetables and while transferring them to the boiling pot, some of them have hit the deck? Using this device makes the task simpler, just complete the slicing and dicing, then squeeze the handle to form a tube and pour in.

Clever Measure Maxim 2-in-1 Jug & Scales £19.99 from The "chuck it in and don't check" approach may be fine if you've delivered a certain dish many times previously, but if you need to be a little more exact for a delicate operation then exact ingredient amounts are vital. This space-saver measures and weighs, meaning you no longer need to go hunting for those scales and measuring jugs at the back of the cupboard - this one can always be at hand.

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STUNNING CHARACTER PROPERTY SITUATED ON 0.437 OF AN ACRE OF BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS WITHIN A CUL DE SAC A well presented four/five bedroom detached house, situated in a popular residential location with lapsed planning permission to extend. The accommodation consists of an entrance hall with Italian marble flooring and double glass panelled doors to the sitting room. Kitchen/ breakfast room with double glazed sliding doors to the gardens, utility room, cloakroom/wc, sitting room with wood flooring and a fireplace, dining room, family room/games room with access to the double garage which in turn gives access to the cinema room. Dining room with Italian marble flooring, under floor heating and double glazed French doors to rear. The first floor the landing splits and provides access to the four/five bedrooms, one with an ensuite dressing room and wardrobe that could be utilised as a fifth bedroom or staircase to a second floor extension ( stpp). The master suite provides built in wardrobes, access to a balcony and an en-suite bathroom/wc with a separate shower cubicle. The property is approached through remote controlled wrought iron gates with brick pillars with a gravel driveway providing parking for several cars. The rear garden is a particular feature being mainly laid to lawn with a patio, decking, pond with waterfall, trellis seating area, summerhouse and conservatory/gym with exterior access to the side.


Situated overlooking the open Forest at Mill Lawn this delightfully renovated cottage is an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Offering three bedrooms and three reception rooms and south-westerly facing garden. Situated on the outskirts of this popular New Forest village, direct access to the open Forest and all of its facilities is just yards from the front door.The property is approached via a five bar gate leading to a shingle driveway giving access to the rear the which is completely secluded. There is a timber built garden store and separate summerhouse making it an ideal weekend retreat or main residence.


A stylish and contemporary four bedroom home providing split level modern living within a small cul-de-sac with only two other similar properties. The accommodation comprises of a bespoke German kitchen with granite worktops, Neff appliances and is open plan to the dining room, sitting room with a south-westerly facing balcony, three luxury bath/shower rooms and two further cloakroom/WC’s and an entrance hallway with Limestone tiled flooring. A paved driveway provides off road parking and access to the double garage and generously sized, mature gardens. No forward chain.


ST ANN’S GATE IS SET IN A PREMIER LOCATION WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF RINGWOOD TOWN CENTRE and built to a high standard under management of renowned local project manager, Mark Ruckwood. The spacious houses measure approximately 1350 sq ft and benefit from private gardens, parking and a garage. Each property comprises of an entrance hallway, kitchen/breakfast room with granite work surfaces, tiled flooring and integrated AEG appliances, a sizeable sitting room, ground floor WC, home office, under stairs storage, three double bedrooms, fully tiled luxury ensuite shower room to the master bedroom a fully tiled luxury family bathroom and loft storage. Purchasers have two differing layouts to choose from; with either the sitting room or the kitchen/breakfast room opening onto the gardens. Further benefits include a 10 year building guarantee, UPVC double glazed windows and doors, Oak panelled interior doors, Oak Gables to the front elevations, Marley clay roof tiles, Michelmersh FLB stock bricks and efficient heating system with a five year parts and labour warrantee with the boiler. OPEN DAY SATURDAY 30th APRIL 3pm - 4.30pm


A stunning house with immense character and charm within walking distance of Ringwood two centre and a stone’s throw of The Bickerley Common and Trailway. Built to a high standard for the current owners, the accommodation comprises of two double bedrooms, study area to the landing, luxury bathroom, large kitchen/family room with bespoke reclaimed pine units and tiled flooring, lounge with open fire and ground floor WC. Parking for two vehicles, pretty lawned gardens, vendor suited.

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LOWER PARKSTONE | £1,250 PCM Beautiful 3 bed semi detached house located only moments from Whitecliff Park. Unf. Avail Now.

CANFORD CLIFFS | £1,150 PCM Beautifully presented, bright & spacious 3 bedroom FFF with gge. Within short walking distance of Flaghead Chine. Unf. Avail May.

EVENING HILL | £1,100 PCM Spacious 3 bed apt with lge balcony offering harbour views, situated a short walk from Canford Cliffs and Lilliput. Unf. Avail Now.

BOURNEMOUTH | £1,100 PCM Bright 3 dbl bed townhouse within easy access to Bmth & Poole Town Centres, offering sunny rear gdn, 3 dbl bedrooms, driveway & gge. Unf. Avail Now.

TALBOT WOODS | £995 PCM Bright 2/3 bed FFF with gge situated close to Meyrick Park and Bournemouth Town Centre. Unf. Avail May.

CANFORD CLIFFS | £995 PCM Spacious and bright 3 bedroom apartment with s/facing balcony and gge, level walking distance to Canford Cliffs Village. Furn. Avail May.

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BRANKSOME PARK | £875 PCM Beautifully presented 2 dbl bed, 2 bath first floor character apartment, close to Branksome Chine. Furn. Avail June.

LOWER PARKSTONE | £850 PCM Unique and spacious 2 dbl bed, 2 bath GF character apartment, a short walk from Ashley Cross. Unf. Avail May.

ASHLEY CROSS | £750 PCM Modern 2 bed FFF within a popular gated development in the heart of Ashley Cross with allocated ORP. Unf. Avail End May.


Bournemouth £215,000

Bournemouth £220,000

Bournemouth £230,000

Bournemouth £475,000 OIRO

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Fantastic Outlook Direct Access onto Coy Pond Gardens Vacant Possession Luxury Fitted En-suite and Bathroom Two Double Bedrooms

Two Double Bedrooms En-suite to Master Close Proximity to Beach/Town Centre Balcony off lounge and Master Secure Basement Parking

Two Double Bedrooms Balcony En Suite To Master Secure Off Road Parking Town Centre Location

Six Bedrooms Three Reception Rooms Original Features Income Potential Sought After Residential Road

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Christchurch £205,000

Christchurch From £309,950

Christchurch £320,000

Christchurch From £134,950

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Immaculate Semi Detached House 3 Bedrooms, 2 Reception Rooms 18 Ft Kitchen Landscaped Gardens Off Road Parking

ONLY 3 REMAINING! Brand New Town Houses 3 Bedrooms, Master En Suite Underfloor Heating, Off Road Parking South Westerly Rear Garden

Immaculate Town House River Views 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Utility Room, Balcony & Private Garden Off Road Parking

Choice of 6 New Build Properties 1 Bedroom Allocated Parking Fully Fitted Kitchens Private Patio Areas

Call Christchurch on 01202 483344

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Alderholt £175,000

Ringwood £185,000

Ringwood £189,950

Ringwood £190,000

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Two Double Bedroom Park Home Located On The Edge Of The New Forest Floor To Ceiling Bay Windows Front And Rear Landscaped Gardens Patioed Sun Terrace

Three Double Bedroom House Sixty-Five Foot Garden Parking For Four or Five Vehicles Ringwood School Catchment Close To Local Amenities

Two Bedrooms Sought After Location Garage In A Separate Block Balcony Space Communal Gardens

Two Bedroom Flat Desirable Location Close to Poulners Shops And Local Amenities Off Road Parking School Catchment

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Ferndown £319,950

Bearwood £325,000

Ferndown £349,950

Northbourne £350,000

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BRAND NEW HOME Three Bedrooms Conservatory Solar Air & Water Heating Feature Integral Garage

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Moordown £185,000

Moordown £235,000

Northbourne £375,000

Bearwood £400,000

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Detached Bungalow 2 Bedrooms Conservatory Southerly Aspect Garden Off Road Parking

Detached Bungalow Three Double Bedrooms 16’1” max x 12’10” Lounge Off Road Parking First Time On Market In Almost Twenty Years

Detached Family Home Four Double Bedrooms Master En Suite Conservatory Secluded Rear Garden & Off Road Parking

Immaculate Detached Home 5 Bedrooms, En Suite 24 Ft Lounge/Diner Southerly Aspect Rear Garden Off Road Parking

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Verwood OIEO £270,000

Verwood OIEO £275,000

Verwood £285,000

Verwood £340,000

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Detached Bungalow with Threee Bedrooms En Suite to Master Bedroom Close Promimty of Town Centre Conservatory Garage & Driveway

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Southbourne £169,950

Southbourne £195,000

Southbourne £320,000

Southbourne £330,000

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Refurbished Ground Floor Flat Two Double Bedrooms Spacious Lounge Kitchen/Breakfast Room Off Road Parking

BRAND NEW Three/Four Bedroom Semi Detached House Front & Rear Gardens Security Alarm System Off Road Parking

Four Bedroom Detached Chalet Bungalow Modern Fitted Kitchen & Bathroom Large Secluded Rear Garden Off Road Parking & Garage

Beautifully Presented Detached House Modern Fitted Kitchen Two Large Reception Rooms Downstairs Cloakroom Stunning Conservatory

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Poole £146,950

Oakdale £180,000

Heckford Park £240,000

Lytchett Matravers £550,000

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Rarely Available Ground Floor Flat 2 Double Bedrooms Benefits From Large 23’10 Lounge/Diner Fitted Kitchen & Newly Converted Wet Room Permit Parking

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2 Bedroom Semi Detached Bungalow Offering Views Over Poole 15’11 x 11’1 Lounge / Diner Integral Garage Off Road Parking

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3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House Offering Modern Kitchen & Bathroom Secluded Rear Garden Loft Room / Off Road Parking For 4 Cars Walking Distance To Poole Hospital

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3 Bedroom Detached House Boasting 2 Shower Rooms And A Bathroom 3 Reception Rooms And A Conservatory Potential To Extend Adding A Further 2 Bedrooms And Bathroom STPP

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New House columnist and local planning expert Tony Ramsden answers questions about “Garden grabbing”.


We own a small hotel, we are really struggling at the moment and want to get out before we lose too much money. Nobody wants to buy a hotel this small and we cannot afford to refurbish it. Can we turn the hotel back to a large family house, or convert it to flats?


. Sadly yours is not an uncommon situation. A change of use from a hotel to a residential use always requires planning consent even if the building was a dwelling for many years before. Some bed and breakfast establishments may avoid it if they remained predominantly residential. Many Council’s, particularly those with a tourism industry wish to protect their hotel stock and have planning policies which resist the loss of tourism accommodation. In such areas they will not usually grant planning permission for a change of use from hotel to a residential dwelling without a comprehensive justification. In Poole there is a blanket policy across the Borough. In Bournemouth the policy applies to three specific areas on the West Cliff, East Cliff and Town Centre. Outside of the main tourism areas of Bournemouth such a change of use is often acceptable in principle at the present time. But be warned planning policy changes and Bournemouth is likely to adopt a Boroughwide policy within the next 12 months. If you are caught by such a policy then unfortunately you have a battle on your hands! It may be possible to get around the policy by demonstrating that the hotel is not viable but this must be done very thoroughly to persuade the Council. Another option which we have had considerable success with is looking for a solution which retains some tourism accommodation on the site – typically in the form of self contained holiday apartments – but then frees up part of the site or building for new open market residential flats or houses.

Each case requires a tailored approach so if you would like some advice on finding a viable solution for your personal situation, please do not hesitate to call Planning Solutions on 01202 375862 to arrange a free-of charge consultation.

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OPEN DAY IS 11AM-3PM SATURDAY 30th APRIL 2011 A luxury development of just 10 bespoke new build apartments, finished to an impeccable standard. Located in the desirable, chic and fashionable area of Penn Hill. Desire has been built in a traditional style with a modern and contemporary finish. There are two 1 bedroom apartments, six 2 bedroom apartments and two second floor 2 bedroom penthouse apartments. All have either terraces/and or Juliette balconies for that all important outside space. Desire is only a short stroll from Penn Hill Village and midway between Ashley Cross with its vibrant bars, bistros and restaurants and Bournemouth for more comprehensive shopping and leisure activities. Its just over two miles to the safe, sandy beaches of Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks for the sun lovers and the excellent sailing facilities from yacht clubs to kite-surfing for the more energetic amongst you. Excellent position also for transport connections via mainline London, Waterloo station at Ashley Cross, Channel Islands and European ferries from Poole Quayside and Bournemouth International airport all within a ten mile radius.

These well designed open plan arranged apartments benefit from under floor gas central heating, double glazed windows and doors, wood veneer front and internal doors ,modern en-suites and bathrooms, ceramic floor tiling to bathroom and kitchen, all apartments come fully carpeted, television and telephone point to living room and bedroom(s), Communal Sky/ Freeview dish for television and DAB radio, well equipped contemporary kitchens with Hi-Gloss doors and laminate worktops, stainless steel sink with cubic taps, stainless steel electric oven, hob and extractor hood, integrated fridge/ freezer, washer/dryer and washing machine, latest acoustic and thermal insulations, lift to all floors, bike store/racks and each apartment has one allocated underground parking space, communal garden with BBQ area and seating. Purchasers will have the peace of mind that the developers, Landmark Estates who are responsible for the design and building of DESIRE are experienced and long established company. With a legacy of well built beautiful buildings over many years by the leading this family run company.

Desire, would not only make for a great home but also as an investment with excellent rental yield currently being achieved within this area.

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grand opening weekend sat. 7th and sun. 8th May 10am - 3pm Built for the future, But respecting the past

High specification living in this most desirable of locations Built in the traditional manner without compromise on quality, Shaftesbury Lodge blends purity of design and heritage with exceptional standards of construction and craftsmanship. The spectacularly designed development of eight, 2 and 3 bedroom, exclusive mews style homes provide a high specification of living in the sought after address of St Anthonys Road, Bournemouth. Conveniently situated close to the heart of Bournemouth yet enjoying the peaceful surroundings of Meyrick Park, Shaftesbury Lodge has been carefully designed to sympathetically blend with the surrounding properties and its sylvan setting.

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An outstanding penthouse apartment situated within a cutting edge development • In house restaurant and concierge service • Exceptional panoramic sea views • Open plan living accommodation • Luxury kitchen with integrated appliances • Terraces and balconies • 3 double bedrooms • 2 contemporary en suites and family shower room • Underground parking



A magnificent beachside penthouse with direct beach access and private beach hut · Enjoying spectacular views encompassing Old Harry Rocks and the Bournemouth coastline towards Hengistbury Head · 3 double bedrooms · 3 bath/shower rooms · Open plan living/dining room · Kitchen/breakfast room · Expansive roof terrace · Tandem garaging



A stunning open plan first floor waterfront apartment affording privacy, generous accommodation and breath taking views across Poole Harbour · use of private slipway · bespoke fitted kitchen · 3 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes · 3 bathrooms · 2 bathrooms · double garaging



One of the most innovative and finest houses to be built in this prime waterfront position • Direct water access via a private slipway • Open plan living area with galleried dining room • Modern kitchen / family room • Master suite with balcony, en suite and dressing room • 4 further bedrooms (some with en suites) • Luxury family bathroom • Generous terraces & balconies • Integral garage



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Price £1,500,000

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A stunning, recently built contemporary five bedroom four bathroom multi level home located on the sandbanks peninsula. Underfloor heating, double garage, luxury kitchen, three ensuites plus family bathroom, local shops, bistros, beaches and studland chain ferry are within walking distance. The property will be vacant and internal viewing comes highly recommended.



Offered for sale by informal tender this 3 bedroom 1 /2 reception room detached bungalow offering scope for development / extension (stpp), Benefitting from a westerly facing rear garden measuring in excess of 100ft. Cul-de-sac location, school catchment area, scope for extension /redevelopment, harbour glimpses from first floor. Offers in writing by friday 6th may.

A 3 bedroom semi detached property benefitting from a double garage & secluded rear garden. Originally a 4 bedroom, now boasting an “L” shaped lounge / diner and a refitted kitchen / breakfast room. GCH, double glazing, refitted kitchen /breakfast room, landscaped gardens, ample off road parking. Viewing is highly recommended.




An opportunity to acquire a 2 double bedroom first floor purpose built apartment benefitting from a juliet balcony and garage, now requiring some updating. Located in a quiet residential location.18’6 Lounge /dining room, master bedroom with shower, quiet location, garage in block, share of freehold. REF: BFL3450

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An extremely spacious two double bed 2nd floor flat presented in excellent decorative order, 22’7 lounge/ diner, garage , sought after location, close to local amenities of ashley cross ,no chain REF: BFL3201



The property comprises deceptively spacious bay fronted victorian semi-detached house set within close proximity of several shopping and recreational facilities. Character features, semi-detached, sitting room, large dining/family room, fitted kitchen, gas fired central heating, rear garden, parking area, close to amenities. REF: BFL3449


A beautifully presented three bedroom, two reception room mid terraced victorian house. The beaches at sandbanks are just a short drive away. Garage at rear with vehicle access, low maintenance westerly garden, modern downstairs bathroom with additional upstairs cloakroom, viewing strongly recommended. REF: BFL3416



PRICE REDUCED LARGE FAMILY HOME A well appointed and maintained detached family house set in an elevated position in secure and secluded gardens enclosed by electric gates, located in a quiet sought after residential area close to the beaches of Sandbanks, Accommodation Comprises: Fully Fitted Kitchen, Study, Lounge, Dining Room, Four Double Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Large Double Garage, Off Road Parking, Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing.

Price Guide | £768,500



A very spacious 6th floor immaculately presented 3 bed south west facing apartment in this modern block with outstanding sea views, large sitting room, conservatory, 4 balconies & terraces, 2 baths, 3 parking spaces.

A three bedroom ground floor, south facing apartment with large terrace adjacent to the cliff top and beach, set in mature gardens and grounds. Kitchen, sitting/dining rm, 3 beds, 2 baths, ample storage, lift, secure parking.

Price Guide | £695,000

Price Guide | £315,000




Well presented 2 bed 3rd floor apartment with balcony enjoying bay views, situated within easy reach of the town centre, cliff top & beach and with the benefit of underground garaging & caretaker. Sitting/dining rm, kitchen, 2 beds, bathroom, cloakroom, lift.

Price Guide | £259,950


Contemporary style 3 bed detached house set in the heart of Lilliput, with views of Poole Harbour from master bedroom, Lilliput School catchment. Open plan kitchen/living room, dining area, 3 double beds, 2 baths, garage, courtyard patio.

Recently constructed contemporary 3 double bed penthouse apartment located in a quiet cul de sac approx 5 min walk from Ashley Cross. Open plan kitchen/living/dining rm, 3 double beds, 2 baths, terrace, balcony, lift, garage, communal gardens.

A spacious 5 bed chalet style bungalow, the renowned ‘Mantovani’ house, set in the heart of Branksome Park. Kitchen/ Breakfast rm, sitting rm, dining rm, office & studio, reading rm, garden rm, 5 beds, 5 baths, landscaped gardens.

Price Guide | £575,000

Price Guide | £449,950

Price Guide | £1,695,000


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White Oaks Ferndown, Dorset First White Oaks residents “couldn’t be happier” with Bloor Homes A highly exclusive development of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom properties within a new, desirable location in Ferndown


As the first residents to move into the exclusive White Oaks development in Ferndown, the Caballero family are absolutely delighted with their new three-storey, four-bedroom house, not to mention the pre and after sales care they have received from Bloor Homes. Mrs Caballero said, “We’ve experienced a consistently great pre and after sales service. If you say ‘I think this needs doing’, it’s addressed as a matter of urgency. They really get to know you and find out how they can make life easier.” With two young children, Olivia (aged 8) and Gabby (aged 6), and a full-time job working as a sister at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, there are not very many hours in the day for Mrs Caballero. “We were so lucky to experience a stress-free move – one without the turmoil of selling and feeling in a constant state of flux,” said Mrs Caballero. “Claire from Bloor Homes has been fabulous – she has gone out of her way to help us, and she really couldn’t have been nicer. She made


back. When we called Claire to tell her the bad news, she said, ‘Okay – how about we offer a part exchange on your current home and we pay your stamp duty?’ I arrived at White Oaks ten minutes later with a cheque for the deposit!” said Mrs Caballero. But the good news didn’t stop there. “Claire also arranged for us to have the flooring and curtains completely free of charge. She helped us adapt the house for our eldest daughter who is disabled by installing a handrail on the staircase. She also sorted out a great local solicitor who she’d vetted called Judith Pullen at Buchanan & Llewellyn.” She added, “The other houses we looked at just weren’t right – I would’ve been heartbroken if we hadn’t been able to move into White Oaks. It feels like fate. I watched the bricks go up!” Now, Mrs Caballero is looking forward to meeting her new neighbours. “This development is perfect for people of all ages, from professionals to growing families and anyone looking to downsize. In the meantime, Claire continues to be a great help to us. In fact, we help each other. My girls water the gardens of the other houses at White Oaks. It’s a really nice relationship!” Don’t miss out on your chance to move into this exclusive development of just ten, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom family homes in Ferndown.

all the difficulties disappear. We moved in just six weeks – my feet haven’t touched the ground!” Having lived in the area for almost 20 years, the Caballero family were keen to find somewhere local. “We were running short on space – it literally felt like the walls were closing in,” said Mrs Caballero. “I drive down Ringwood Road every day and when I noticed that Bloor Homes were building a new development, I popped in.” Just a few weeks later, Mrs Caballero returned to White Oaks with her husband for the launch weekend on 22nd and 23rd January this year. “Claire let us imagine what it would be like to live here. She said, ‘Have it how you want it,’” said Mrs Caballero. “I thought: this is the house for us. The middle floor is ideal as a ‘kid zone’, while the spare

room at the top of the house is perfect for my husband’s home cinema plans. The large kitchen, conservatory and master ensuite bedroom allow plenty of space for me too! With the kids growing up, it’s a house we can really grow into.” Mr and Mrs Caballero returned home to list the pros and cons of making their move with Bloor Homes. “What I really liked was the spacious feeling in the rooms and the flow of the house – everything is so well designed. The furnishings and amount of natural light are really special. Luxury fittings and fixtures like the big, wide skirting boards are a really nice touch,” said Mrs Caballero. “But when we did the number crunching, we realised we really couldn’t afford the stamp duty. The banks were so reluctant to lend us more – even though we could show that we could pay it

Visit the showhome and sales centre at White Oaks, Ringwood Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9AH open daily between 10am and 5pm. For more information, call Claire on 0843 315 9488 or visit today.




paulwatts CASTLE LANE WEST £275,000






• Spacious 3 bedroom bungalow on good size level corner plot • Very convenient for local shops, etc. • Well cared for but now offers scope to adapt • Well stocked gardens to 3 sides and access to detached garage • Rooms are well laid out off L-shaped hall • NO ONWARD CHAIN

• Very individual 4 bed house on unusual plot • Close to schools for all ages, including the 2 Bournemouth Grammar Schools • Plenty of GF living space including large • Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Stylish large kitchen and conservatory • Secluded front garden area + rear courtyard and stained glass (plus UPVC windows)

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QUEENS PARK £499,950






• What a transformation! • Super stylish 4 bedroom family home created from 1930s property • Large south facing rear garden features wide sun trap terraces, lawn and wooded area • The L-shaped Living Room/Kitchen runs right across the back with trifold doors and windows • MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED


£205,000 CHARMINSTER • Super 2 bed 2nd floor flat • Great location close to shops, chines and beach • Quiet position at back • Very large communal gdn and adjacent to park • Ready to move into • NO ONWARD CHAIN

£239,950 • Neat and tidy 3 bed semi • Much improved and with a few extra features • UPVC conservatory • En suite shower to Bed 1 • UPVC dbl glzd windows • Attic games room • 2 front parking spaces

01202 524252 379-381 Charminster Road, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 9QT


A beautifully presented 6 bedroom Grade II listed country home, originally constructed in the late 16th century, but substantially extended circa 1870, situated on a superb site of approx 1.2 acres, in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Owermoigne, about 6 miles to the east of Dorchester. The Old Rectory offers superb family accommodation extending to 3,900 sq ft arranged on 2 floors. The house also has a large cellar and outbuildings, including a coach house, stables, well house and garaging. The gardens are a particular feature of the house and are mainly walled. Steeped in history, the house has many interesting features including an original Gothic tracery stone window that was formerly in situ at St Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church in the village, a wealth of exposed beams and timbers (taken from a Spanish Armada galleon wrecked at Ringstead Bay in 1588) and 3 open fireplaces.

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HONEW M E • Contemporary 4 bed home • Luxury kitchen & bathrooms • Security gate

• Panoramic harbour views • Cul de sac location • Lilliput School catchment

• 4 Bed detatched house • Situated in a private lane • Overlooking tennis & croquet club lawns

£325,000 OAKDALE

• Westerly aspect patio • Driveway & garage • Close to harbour side park





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• Close to award winning beaches • Off road parking / Favoured location

• 2 Bedroom bungalow • Cul de sac location • Immaculately presented throughout

• Driveway & garage • Scope to extend STPP • Conservatory / Close to amenities

93 Commercial Road • Lower Parkstone • Poole • Dorset • BH14 0JD •

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01202 735888 OR EMAIL US AT INFO@IRVINEJONES.CO.UK 93 Commercial Road • Lower Parkstone • Poole • Dorset • BH14 0JD •

A substantial detached house in secluded grounds of approx. half an acre.

A charming part thatched cottage in a stunning location within the Park.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Three Reception Rooms | Utility Room | Four Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Double Garage | Enclosed Garden

Four Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Three Reception Rooms | Study | Kitchen | Attractive Gardens | Garage | Direct Forest Access | Many Original Features

BROCKENHURST £895,000 Freehold


1960’s architect designed home of 3600 sq. ft. in grounds of five acres.

An attractive family house in a delightful plot extending to 1/3 of an acre.

Four Reception Rooms | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Two Bedrooms | Lavish Design Features | Garage With Workshop | Pony Paddock

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Drawing Room | Study | Games Room | Conservatory | Utility Room | Five Bedrooms | Swimming Pool

BURLEY £1,350,000 Freehold

BROCKENHURST £925,000 Freehold

A modern and immaculate detached family home in a quiet drive.

End of terrace house in a popular location close to the village centre.

Sitting Room | Dining Room | Conservatory | Study | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Four Bedrooms | Secluded Rear Garden | Double Garage

Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Three Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Rural Outlook to Rear | Garage | Would Benefit From Some Modernisation

RINGWOOD £497,500 Freehold

BRANSGORE £229,950 Freehold

Brockenhurst Office: 41 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

T. 01590 622551

Burley Office:

The Cross, Burley, Hampshire

T. 01425 404088

Ringwood Office:

42 High Street, Ringwood, Hampshire

T. 01425 462600

A country house situated in magical grounds of approximately 7 acres.

1930’s residence in a stunning position offering panoramic views.

Drawing Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sun Lounge | Dining Room | Four Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Self Contained One Bedroom Annexe

Three Reception Rooms | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Two Bedrooms | Two Bedroom Converted Outbuilding | Terrace | Swimming Pool | Paddock

BOLDRE £945,000 Freehold

FURZEHILL £875,000 Freehold

Delightful Grade II listed thatched cottage with character and charm.

A beautifully presented four bedroom detached house in a rural location .

Two Reception Rooms | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Three Bedrooms | Dressing Room and En-Suite to Master | Secluded Gardens | Garage | Off Road Parking

Sitting Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | En-Suite to Master | Family Bathroom | Many Original Features | Secluded South Facing Rear Garden

BRANSGORE £479,950 Freehold

BURLEY £895,000 Freehold

A spacious chalet bungalow in a spectacular plot extending to 0.9 acre.

An impressive detached house with approximately 2 acres of paddocks.

Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility Room | Three Bedrooms | Double Garage | Carport | Stunning Gardens

Four Reception Rooms | Study | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Five Bedrooms | Triple Garage Complex | Landscaped Rear Garden | Stable Block | Paddocks

BROCKENHURST £695,000 Freehold

WOODGREEN £1,095,000 Freehold

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IN A H 239,950 C RD A RW O F Winton £239,950 O Nstandard. A spacious three bedroom detached house which has undergone refurbishment in our opinion to a high Benefits include cloakroom, two reception rooms, modern kitchen and bathroom and original stripped

wooden floors to the ground floor. The property further boasts GFCH & UPVC D/G, front and large westerly aspect rear garden, cellar and drive to detached garage. The property is situated in a popular residential area being within easy reach of local shops and facilities at both Winton and Charminster. Bournemouth town centre is a short drive away.



Kinsbourne Avenue £234,950

A spacious detached house which boasts cloakroom, lounge/dining room, UPVC double glazed/brick conservatory, modern fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, bedroom two has shower cubicle, family bathroom, drive to detached garage, front and private rear gardens.



MOORDOWN - £284,950 Spacious detached house with£139,950 stripped wooden floors, feature fireplaces and picture rails£189,950 throughout, the property provides good size accommodation with 20’ Winton Bournemouth Charminster £234,950 entranceAhall, threeconverted double bedrooms, reception rooms, modern kitchen, modern bathroom with shower and drive to detached garage. property is spacious first floor two flat boasting lounge, A modern character converted ground andseparate first floor A modern detached house whichThe offers spacious situated in afitted sought after residential area being close to local shops and facilities at Moordown and Winton.&Bournemouth town centre is aThe shortproperty drive away. modern kitchen/dining room, two bedrooms, maisonette with private garden, conservatory family accommodation. comprises

modern fitted bathroom, separate WC, gas fired central heating, UPVC double glazing and rear garden. Sole Agency. Key in Office.

parking. 15’x14’ max lounge/diner, mod f/f kitchen, 1st floor bedroom and en-suite shower room, 2nd bedroom and modern bathroom. D/G & GFCH. Gated attractive communal grounds.

cloakroom, 22’ lounge/dining room, modern fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, three double bedrooms, family bathroom & en-suite , GFCH & D/G, front & rear gardens & off road parking.





EAST CLIFF - £245,000

EAST CLIFF - £179,950

Two double bedroom apartment in the ever popular Elizabeth Court situated alongside Bournemouth’s East Cliff. Splendid far reaching Poole Bay views from all principal rooms and balcony, third floor with lift, share of freehold, secure underground parking, two resident caretakers, ideal main residence or a coastal second home, early viewing advised by the vendor’s sole agent to avoid disappointment.

Well proportioned three double bedroom apartment, Art Deco style building, some updating required, share of freehold, UPVC double glazing, gas heating via central boiler, no forward chain. The vendor’s sole agents anticipate good interest in this property so call today to avoid disappointment.

West Parley £425,000

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East Cliff £239,950

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East Cliff £349,950

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Telephone: 01202 244844/556232 EAST CLIFF - £420,000


Fifteenth floor luxury three double bedroom apartment with stunning far reaching harbour views, recently refurbished throughout to exacting standards, large L-shaped balcony, 24 hour porter service, direct access to the East Overcliff Drive by private gate, communal heating and hot water system. Internal inspection highly recommended.

‘The Fantastic Four’ – Choice of 4 brand new semi detached houses. Three bedrooms, high specification, fitted kitchen, family bathroom, off road parking, gardens, NHBC guarantee. Close to Redhill Park and shopping facilities.



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Top kitchen trends for 2011 First Class Kitchens of Ferndown take us through a few of the top kitchen trends for this year, helping you to keep your finger well and truly on the interior design pulse.

Trend #1_Black. Not for the fainthearted, but most certainly one for the super-stylish crowd. Black epitomises design savvy and offers a sleek, sexy ambience for the hub of the contemporary home. Trend #2_White. White is one of the most popular choices of colours for kitchen units. White allows the surrounding decor of the kitchen to be changed without problem and using gloss units heightens the feeling of space because they bounce light across the room. To add warmth to a white kitchen, team with a wood worktop. Wrapover worktops like the one shown in this picture are a very stylish ‘of the moment’ option.

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TOP Properties


Bournemouth - £850PCM

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Goadsby Lettings in Bournemouth are pleased to announce we have been instructed to let this great two bedroom, unfurnished property in Kings Courtyard. This spacious flat is located close to the town centre and local transport links. The property comprises of two double bedrooms with two bathrooms, a kitchen with white goods and is modern throughout with neutral décor. This property also benefits from secure underground parking, a private balcony and private storage area.

3 BEDROOM MAISONETTE IN MEYRICK PARK * recently refurbished maisonette in Meyrick Park * three double bedrooms * large lounge/ diner * off road parking for 2 cars * Private garden * Garage * brand new kitchen with granite work surfaces, built in white appliances and dining area * Balcony to front of building that benefits from the sun all day * Walking distance to town center and on all bus routes.

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Broadstone - £995PCM

southbourne - £730PCM

southbourne - £900pcm

Goadsby are pleased to announce the recent arrival of a three-bedroom character house set in the heart of Broadstone for rent. This detached three bedroom house with garage and driveway with rear patio garden has a light airy feel to it, set off by the downstairs laminate flooring. The downstairs comprises of a spacious lounge diner set up with separate kitchen and entrance to the rear patio garden. Tremayne of Goadsby Lettings commented “ This house, priced at £995 wont be on the market for long!”

Goadsby’s Southbourne lettings office are delighted to announce this fantastic two bedroom fully furnished luxury flat situated within close proximity of the overcliff, this ideally situated flat is sure to attract a great amount of interest. Inside the apartment you have neutral interior throughout and spacious kitchen/diner, complete with white goods. There are two good size double bedrooms and comes with allocated parking for two cars. Katie Dunkin of Goadsby commented ‘This one will certainly appeal to the individuals looking for a furnished property close to the beach.’

Goadsby’s Lettings department in Southbourne have been instructed to hold an open morning on a detached house situated in the Castledean area close to both JP Morgan and Bournemouth Hospital.This well presented three bedroom, one reception room detached house is ideally suited for any family.The Open Morning will be held on Saturday 23rd April 2011 between 9am and 1pm appointments necessary. Charlie Haywood of Goadsby commented, “There is a limited selection of family house this area available to rent. A strong amount of interest is expected, and with the location being the key, viewings are highly recommended”

Goadsby 01202 686555

Goadsby 01202 432188

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WESTBOURNE boScombe £495 PCM £625 pcm

BRANKSOME boScombe manor £650 PCM £650 pcm

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Poole £525 PCM

Southbourne £575 PCM

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Southbourne £575 PCM

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Boscombe £600 PCM

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Boscome £725 PCM

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• One Bed U/F First floor Flat – • Town Centre location • Large Kit with some appliances • Dbl Bedroom • Avail June FRIARS CLIFF


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• A first floor U/F One Bedroom Flat • Fit Kit with appliances. • Lounge with electric heating. • Off road parking • Pretty communal gardens

£875 PCM

• 3 bed u/f house refurbished • 2 Reception rooms. • New modern fitted Kitchen • New bathroom • Garden Avail end April

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01202 496496


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£550 PCM

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A ground floor garden flat with three bedrooms two bathrooms conservatory. Unfurnished READY NOW LANDLORD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE.


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PART FURNISHED - Ground floor flat in purpose built block in residential area. Two double bedrooms. Lounge. Kitchen with white goods. Bathroom and separate w.c. Council tax band B. Available now.

FURNISHED - Two double bedroom flat. Good sized lounge. Kitchen with white goods. One bathroom and one shower room (en-suite). Gas central heating. Double glazing. Off-road parking. Council tax band C. Available now.



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UNFURNISHED - New house situated close to Bournemouth town centre, built with energy efficiency in mind. Two double bedrooms. Lounge. Fully fitted kitchen and luxury bathroom. downstairs. Gas central heating. Offroad parking for one vehicle. Available now.

UNFURNISHED - Brand new top floor flat. Two bedrooms. Fitted kitchen with oven, hob and space for white goods. Gas central heating and double glazing. Off-road parking. Available now.



£650 PCM

UNFURNISHED - Newly refurbished top floor flat on Kinson High Street. Two bedrooms (one double/one single). Kitchen with electric hob and oven plus space for a fridge/freezer. Bathroom with shower over bath. Electric heating. UPVC windows. Off-road parking. Council tax band B. Available now.


£600 PCM

UNFURNISHED - Recently refurbished flat situated at the Triangle, in the centre of Bournemouth. Two double bedrooms. Modern fitted kitchen with fridge and freezer. Space for washing machine in hall cupboard. Recently fitted bathroom with shower over bath. Good sized lounge. Slimline night storage heating. Double glazing. Available beginning May.

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£410 PCM

UNFURNISHED - Town centre studio flat, recently redecorated and carpeted throughout. Kitchen includes electric oven and hob, fridge and washer dryer. Shower room and w.c. Private entrance. Communal central heating during winter months. Available now.


£380 PCM

UNFURNISHED - This centrally located studio flat was refurbished 5 years ago to include spacious lounge/bedroom area, separate modern kitchen and separate modern bathroom. It also has Economy7 heating and double glazing. There is no parking. Available mid-April.




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LocaL saLon heads for the a-List It’s been a busy spring for the directors and stylists at HNB hair salon in Canford Cliffs. Their own range of ‘Salon Confidential’ hair extensions have received great success seeing them now stocked in River Island, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, Claires Accessories in the UK and Europe and on the growing online department store Salon Confidential have remained in the top sellers since Christmas, coming out in the top 10 products over the Christmas period which is a huge success for local entrepreneur Stephanie Stevenson. “I’m now working on our makeup and electrical range which launch in mid-summer and you will be at long last be able to purchase Salon Confidential products in Bournemouth” comments Steph. Steph has also recently been named International Director for a brand new fashion, makeup, beauty and hair school in Bejing tyo open shortly. This will give the team in the Poole based salon the unique opportunity to go to Bejing and demonstrate their skills. Steph’s passion for hairdressing means she continues to raise the standard of hairdressing at HNB, let’s be honest, anyone who opens a salon with a doorman is certainly aiming for a niche market. Steph’s relentless pursuit of perfection doesn’t stop at doormen, “Sometimes people come to join us and they just don’t make our grade, I make no apology for not employing ordinary hairdressers, my core beliefs remain the same, one thing you can be assured of at HNB is the standard and level of your stylist looking after you is extraordinary.” Steph continues, “our stylists are passionate about their craft and customers alike, without the combination of the two, you simply wont’ be working at HNB!” On top of their success with Salon Confidential, HNB have also just opened the Doll Face Professional Glamour room to more success. They can now offer a full ‘glam squad’ package for your big night out, wedding, or any special event. You’re sure to get the A-list treatment, no less. Therapist Marissa can spray tan you, do your nails, make-up and apply hair extensions of course, all at HNB ready for your night out. Talking of A list and getting ready for a big event, Steph has the inside scoop on Kate’s hair for the big day, “We wish Kate an amazing “hair do” on her big day, I happen to know James Price at the Richard Ward salon in London is looking after her hair and has been getting her ready for the past 3 months with treatments and practices. It’s such a hush hush that no one is allowed in the room with them at all, so no one can know how he will do it. All I know is… He will do an amazing job, he’s a consummate professional and his life will change forever as a hairdresser after 22ndApril, so I wish him the very best of luck. We all know some days hair just won’t do what we want, it will do things its never done before and you can guarantee that will be on the biggest day of his life and hers. So I pray the hair behaves and we have in the old hairdresser’s cliché “A good hair day!”

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The great chilli cook-off Whether you're a purist or a casual cook, we all have an idea of what Chilli Con Carne should taste like. We ask Loyd Grossman, a self-confessed chilli connoisseur and the brains behind a range of new sauces, for some tips, and come up with a few recipes of our own. By Andy Welch

Andy Welch & loyd Grossman


Cheap and easy to make, Chilli Con Carne is up there with Beef Stew and Bolognese as one of the best one-pot wonders of them all. Like most classics, there's no definitive recipe and ask any budding cook and chances are they'll have their own take on the spicy staple. Loyd Grossman is a man who knows a thing or two about chilli. He invited me to his kitchen to pit my own recipe (see below) against one of his own creation. It was a daunting task, considering he's travelled all over the US researching ingredients for his new range of chilli sauces. Would he cogitate, digest and disappear to a dark room for an hour or so before delivering a verdict in the same way he used to on MasterChef? Thankfully, he didn't. Instead, he was constantly checking up on what I was doing, fascinated by the differences in ingredients and methods. "Oh, you brown the mince in a different pan? That's interesting," he said, scribbling down a quick note. "And bacon lardon? Fascinating!" Mexican cooking is becoming increasingly popular and it's a great cuisine for sharing, he says. "There's this misconception that Mexican food is unhealthy, but it's really not. It's just everything that goes with it - the sour cream and cheese. Personally, I eat mine with corn bread. Very heavy, but delicious." As Loyd knows from his travels, the origins of chilli are unknown. While the meat and

spice combination would have been familiar to ancient Atzecs and the Maya, popular thinking suggests chilli is part of American Tex-Mex cuisine so beloved of the southern states, and so derided by actual Mexicans. Chilli purists have strict rules on what you can put in the pot, and a Texan Chilli Con Carne won't have any other vegetables in it other than fiery chilli peppers. Loyd's a bit of a purist, and balks at my suggestion of adding an achovy fillet to the base of the sauce. It's a trick used by Italians for adding depth, and he later admits that while "a lunatic ingredient" it actually works. "You can add whatever you like," he continues. "But I hate to see the idea of making chilli confused with a fridgeclearing exercise." In Britain, we're familiar with adding bell peppers, and "it should have a lot of onion at the base," Loyd argues. You can also use mushrooms, tomatoes or whatever you've got handy. Spice is also hugely important in chilli, and comes in both fresh and powdered form. Regular Serrano chillies will do the trick perfectly, while habanero provides not only immediate heat, but a satisfying long burn, while a jalapeno is more like a slap in the face. Experiment and find one you like. You should also add a little chilli powder for background heat and, perhaps most importantly of all, a great big pile of ground cumin for a really deep, smoky taste.

As for liquid, use chopped, tinned tomatoes and you can also add a bottle of lager - something in-keeping with the nature of the dish like San Miguel or Sol - as a stock before you add your tinned tomatoes. Don't forget plenty of garlic, and maybe a bay leaf or three, left to infuse while the pan blips away. Making chilli from scratch is one thing, but it can be time consuming. And that's where Grossman comes in. "I wanted to create a range that allows busy people a quick and simple, yet delicious way to make Mexican food a more regular feature in their cooking repertoire," he says. Of course, you don't just have to eat the chilli on its own. The sauce can be used as a base for a host of other recipes, such as the ones suggested by Grossman himself below, plus my own chilli recipe. The sauce king heartily approved of my creation, by the way. Although he did mention he found it a little on the hot side as he reached for the water.

Slow braised chilli beef fajitas with guacamole & Pico de Galo Salsa (Serves 4)

Turkey enchiladas (Serves 5-6)

Andy's chilli (Serves 5-6)

For the Chilli Beef: 450g small diced (1-2cm) beef stewing steak 660g jar Loyd Grossman Classic Chilli Con Carne Sauce, Vegetable oil

For the enchiladas 450g turkey mince 660g jar Loyd Grossman Fiery Chilli Con Carne Sauce 1 red pepper, sliced 2tbsp sour cream 60g grated cheddar cheese 5 tortilla wraps 1tbsp chopped coriander leaves Vegetable oil

Ingredients 500g minced beef 8 smoked streaky bacon rashers, diced 2 medium onions, diced 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 bay leaves 2x400g tins chopped tomatoes Tomato puree 1/2tsp chilli powder 1/2tsp paprika 4tsp ground cumin 1 bottle San Miguel 1 tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed Vegetable oil

For the Guacamole: 2 ripe avocados, skinned, seeds removed and roughly diced 1 lime 1tbsp olive oil 1/2 red chilli, diced Salt to taste For the Pico De Galo Salsa: 2 tomatoes, diced (core removed) 1/2 medium red onion, peeled and diced 1 medium red chilli, seeded and finely diced Juice of 1/2 lime 1tbsp olive oil 2tbsp chopped coriander To serve: 1 head of cos lettuce, washed & finely shredded Soured cream 6 tortilla wraps Method Heat the oil in a pan and add the beef. Brown gently all over, then add the sauce. Heat through and place into an oven proof dish and cover tightly. Place into a preheated oven at 150C for two and a half to three hours. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes. For the Salsa, mix everything together and season with salt to taste. Cover, refrigerate and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. For the Guacamole, place all the ingredients in a blender and puree down until smooth. You can add a little more oil if required. Season with salt and more lime to taste. Place into a bowl, squeeze over a little more lime juice, cover and refrigerate until required. Warm the tortillas and serve with the cooked meat, Guacamole, soured cream, Pico De Galo Salsa and lettuce, allowing guests to build their own fajitas.

To serve (optional): Pico De Galo Salsa (see chilli beef recipe) 1 head cos lettuce, washed and finely shredded Heat the oil in a pan and add the turkey mince. Cook for a few minutes, breaking up any clumps of mince and ensuring it's cooked. Add the red pepper and cook for two minutes. Add the jar of Loyd Grossman Chilli Con Carne Sauce. Bring to a boil and cook for three to four minutes. Remove from the heat. Method Place a large sieve or fine colander over a bowl and pour the chilli in. Stir a little so that most (but not all) of the free sauce has passed through. Retain the sauce and the meat/ peppers/beans separately. Lightly oil a baking tray. Spoon some of the meat into the tortilla wraps. Roll up and place onto the baking tray with the edge of the wraps facing down, trying to use all the meat, dividing it up evenly. Pour the retained sauce over the wraps, covering them as evenly as possible. Dot small amounts of the sour cream over the top and sprinkle over the cheese. Place in a preheated oven at 170C for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden brown and the sauce is piping hot throughout. Serve garnished with the coriander, a couple of tablespoons of the Pico De Galo Salsa and with the shredded lettuce.

Method In a frying pan, brown the mince. Cook in batches if there's too much in the pan you want it to fry rather than sweat. Set aside once cooked. In a large pot or casserole dish, heat a tablespoon of the oil. Add the diced bacon and fry until golden on a medium heat. Add the onion and chilli and fry for a further five minutes. Next, add the spices and garlic and keep stirring until they've cooked through and coated the other ingredients. Add the mince to the pan, and stir. Next add the tomato puree and stir in for 30 seconds before adding the beer. Turn up the heat and allow to bubble away for a few minutes to let the alcohol disappear and some liquid evaporate before adding the tomatoes and bay leaves. Keep on a high heat for five minutes, stirring all the time, before turning to a low heat and adding the kidney beans. Leave to blip away for at least an hour, three if possible, stirring occasionally. Serve with grated cheddar, sour cream and fluffy white rice.


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We take our breakfast very seriously at House Towers, as the famous quote goes; “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”, we certainly concur with the first part, start the day well and it’ll keep you fuelled all day long and ready for a hard day’s publishing! That said, we were delighted when resident café at Arena Business Centre in Poole, ‘Ocean Blue’ asked us to test drive their ‘Big breakfast’. Never one to turn down such an offer, we piled on in on a crisp Monday morning to sample the culinary delights of Kaz, Kim and Lesley at Ocean Blue. We struggled to make it upstairs to their seating area as our eyes caught sight of the delicious looking - and all home made – baked goods on display out front. Rocky Road, flapjacks, Mars bar rice crispy cakes, cookies and much more, all tempting us and I can personally recommend the Mars rice crispy cake, I shan't describe them as I think the name is enough to make your mouth water. On with breakfast and we were presented with the classic ‘big breakfast’ model, except with a few upgrades. Ocean Blue you see, is a bit different to other cafés of it’s ilk, they only use the highest quality, locally sourced meat and produce. This rare fact makes their breakfast truly fit for a king, with quality meaty sausages and flavoursome bacon accompanied by juicy tomatoes, beans with actual flavour, proper mushrooms (not tinned), perfectly fried hash browns and toast, all washed down with some strong, real coffee. I’m a self confessed coffee snob and can’t bear anything but good quality coffee, something their’s certainly is. So, bellies full, we trundled back to the office with one thought in mind, was that possibly the best breakfast in Dorset? Certainly our best so far. But, if you think your café or restaurant offers a better one, call us, we’ll be only too glad to try it, all in the name of culinary excellence, of course! The girls at Ocean Blue also offer outside catering services under the name of Trio Catering Ocean Blue Café – Arena Business Centre, Holyrood close, Poole, Dorset BH17 7FJ. Tel: 01202 606395

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Thirsty work Fancy a drink? HOUSE raises its glass to the week's best buys. Albarino climbs to the A-list Mineral-laced, noticeably pale and hugely appealing, Albarino is Galicia's star grape that's so in vogue with vino lovers thirsty for the next best thing. Relatively new to our shores, Spain's most popular white from Rias Baixas, the fishing capital on the north-western tip, has devotees labelling it the new Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Hugely versatile with bright acidity and freshness, Albarino (pronounced albar-reen-yo) is a perfect partner with shellfish or seafood - and you can almost feel the cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean with every refreshing sip. Fans of Spain's signature grape can now find this modish label neatly poised on mainstream supermarket shelves, and the beguiling flavours vary from citrus, to herbal to peachy fruit.

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If you like a wine that speaks to you, try Vina Ludy Albarino 2010. A great entry-level, easy-drinking fruity white with good acidity, I could almost taste the sea salt on the finish. Perfect with take-away fish 'n' chips.

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For newcomers to the Albarino grapevine, try Sainsbury's, Taste the Difference Albarino 2009. A good benchmark for this style of sainsburys wine with its distinctive aroma, the breezy fruit flavours and crisp finish make it a winner with any type of seafood, especially calamari with a squeeze of lemon. Extremely pretty, the region is also known as 'green Spain' thanks to the rainfall and lush vegetation. The prized vines of Rias Baixas are traditionally grown on pergolas to protect them from the wet conditions, and the wines beg to be drunk young.


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SYDNEY SUBURBAN VIBE INFLUENCES NEW SYNERGY SALON There are hair salons &…there are hair salons. Some are places you go to get your hair done, others are social hubs where you leave looking a million dollars with a relaxed smile on your face, a story to tell and feeling thoroughly treasured. Synergy is one of those rare breeds; quality styling and colour technique is a foregone conclusion with management who believe in training, nurturing and progressing its top-notch team. It’s the cream on the top which adds the value, those extra elements where the atmosphere is a bit special, the camaraderie between the stylists is entertaining and warm, and you get exactly what you went in for. Sixteen years ago, Synergy was established in Poole High Street and, due to its success and significant following, a second salon in Blandford opened in 2008. Now in 2011, a third boutique salon has opened in Ashley Cross in Lower Parkstone making it the fastest growing independent in the conurbation. Owners Colina and Steve Currell believe a business is nothing without the strength of its team. ‘Synergy on Parr Street’ is not only a grasped opportunity for the business, it is also a chance for key stylists, Natalie Hole and Daniel Pryke, to evolve their own careers. Salon manager Natalie is excited about how ‘Parr Street’ is already growing momentum:

“Colina and I have both enjoyed time in Sydney and wanted that same boutique style reprieve we experienced in the city’s suburban salons for Parr Street. We’ve created a mix of bohemian and vintage contemporary in the salon space which is small yet full of character. Clients are noticing its relaxed, friendly vibe. Having worked for Synergy for seven years, I instinctively know what feels right; we’ve got our own little hybrid here in this lovely community.” The Ashley Cross ‘scene’ has always attracted a following with its popular pubs, The Bermuda Triangle and Bricklayers Arms, adjacent to the beautiful church of St Peters. Daytime footfall has increased since the popular The Dancing Goat Coffee Shop opened with its famous homemade cakes and quality coffee – well known as the tiny space for the big players’ daily caffeine fix. Now, right next door, Synergy’s creative influence is giving the micro area a unique day scene all of its own. Natalie is supported by long serving, Synergy trained staff, senior stylist Daniel Pryke, junior stylist Chloe Lloyd and trainee stylist Alicia Nolan. They are offering the community a fresh approach to hair, served up with the Synergy philosophy of ‘love, touch and understanding’.

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what’s on tv A rundown of some of the best new TV series’ starting over the next fortnight. Get your Sky+ ready!

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 25 april, 9pm, itv

EMERGENCY WITH ANGELA GRIFFIN 26 april, 8pm, sky 1 & sky 1 HD

Join Angela Griffin as she shines a spotlight onthe frontline heroes of Britain’s emergency services: paramedics. From the horrific to the heart-warming, paramedics witness the best and worst of human nature. One shift could see them delivering a baby being born on the roadside, while the next requires them to tend to the victim of a vicious attack. Spending ten weeks in the company of the paramedics of West Midlands Ambulance Service, Angela scrubs in and works real shifts for what is set to be an emotional and exhilarating experience. This first instalment throws her into the thick of the real-life action. Angela may have appeared in a medical drama or two, but nothing can prepare her for what’s to come. Emotions run high as the actress answers an emergency callout to a baby with breathing difficulties, before moving on to a man with heart problems. And

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - the best-selling book by Kate Summerscale about an infamous murder in a Victorian country house - has been adapted for ITV by Hat Trick Productions. The two hour drama stars Paddy Considine (Red Riding Trilogy, Dead Man’s Shoes, The Bourne Ultimatum, 24 Hour Party People, Hot Fuzz) in the lead role of Inspector Jonathan Whicher and has been adapted by Neil McKay (Mo, See No Evil: The Moors Murders). Considine stars alongside BAFTA award winner Peter Capaldi (In the Loop, Torchwood, The Thick of It), Emma Fielding (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Children), Alexandra Roach (Being Human, The IT Crowd, Candy Cabs) William Beck (The Infidel, Northanger Abbey) and Kate O’Flynn (Kingdom, The Palace). It is a summer’s night in 1860. In an elegant

detached Georgian house in the village of Road, Wiltshire, all is quiet. Behind shuttered windows the Kent family lies sound asleep. At some point after midnight a dog barks. The family wakes the next morning to a horrific discovery: an unimaginably gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The household reverberates with shock, not least because the guilty party is almost certainly still among them. Jack Whicher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, is sent to investigate the murder at Road Hill House. With only an inept local police to help him and no material evidence, he faces an unenviable task: to solve a case in which the grieving family are the suspects. The murder provokes national hysteria. The thought of what might be festering behind the closed doors of respectable middle-class homes - scheming servants, rebellious children, insanity, jealousy, loneliness and loathing - arouses fear and a kind of excitement. But when Whicher reaches his shocking conclusion there is uproar and bewilderment. A true story that inspired a generation of writers such as Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, this has all the hallmarks of the classic murder mystery - a body; a detective; a country house steeped in secrets.

William and Kate: In Their Own Words 28 april, 7.30pm, itv

William and Kate have only ever given one interview, and who knows when or whether they William and Kate have only ever given one interview, and who knows when or whether they will ever let the cameras in again. Tom Bradby, the man chosen by the couple to conduct that unique interview following their engagement takes a closer look at what they told him and insight it gives to the life they will lead and the roles they will play in a changing Royal family and in our nation’s future. The film sees Tom visit key locations across the UK that have significance in William and Kate’s lives as he places his exclusive interview in

Peter Andre: The Next Chapter 28 april, 9pm, itv2

Peter Andre’s on the road once again. It’s been over a decade since Peter fulfilled a boyhood dream by performing to thousands of fans across Britain during his 1997 ‘Natural’ arena tour. Now Peter’s dreams are being fulfilled again as we follow him embarking on a brand new arena tour. Following a week of rehearsals the tour starts with a warm-up show in Minehead. When Peter sees the stage being rigged in all its glory, the


29 april, 8am, 2.10pm, 8.30, BBC one The BBC offers full, uninterrupted coverage of all the spectacle and splendour of the day’s events as Prince William marries Catherine Middleton. As well as being responsible for bringing the service at Westminster Abbey into homes all over the world, BBC cameras will be positioned around Buckingham Palace, along the Mall, across Horse Guards Parade, along Whitehall, around Parliament Square and at a number of vantage points along the Royal processional route. The BBC will also be reporting live from St Andrew’s University, where William and Catherine first met, from Bucklebury, Catherine’s home village, and live from a number of military

significance of what’s about to happen hits home and he can hardly believe his luck! However, things take a turn for the worse when he’s rushed to hospital in agony with kidney stones. Everything is put on hold and the tour is put in jeopardy but, thankfully, Peter responds well to the emergency surgery. He manages to do his warm-up show, but reluctantly sticks to doctor’s orders and tones down the dance routines. The tour kicks off properly in Birmingham and Peter is feeling a lot better. He gives the show his full energy and comes off stage feeling overwhelmed. His nearest and dearest are all extremely impressed.

locations in the UK and overseas. And as a special and exclusive treat for BBC viewers, there will be live reporting from on board the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight it as it soars across London and down the Mall to salute the Royal newlyweds. Leading the programming for BBC One and BBC News is Huw Edwards, who will be based outside Buckingham Palace and joined by fellow anchors Fiona Bruce and Sophie Raworth, who will be situated at key locations in central London. Also reporting on events across the day for BBC TV are BBC Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton and Edith Bowman, BBC Sport presenter Jake Humphrey and BBC Breakfast’s Chris Hollins, along with One Show presenter Alex Jones and her colleague Anita Rani, who will capture the stories, excitement and celebrations from across London, the UK and around the world. Alongside the comprehensive coverage on the big day itself there are a number of special wedding-themed programmes across the week, including a one-off documentary on BBC One, William And Kate – A Royal Wedding, which celebrates and retells the story of William and Catherine. Also on BBC One is When Royals Wed, a four-part Daytime series on the history of Royal weddings from Victorian times to the present day, while The One Show covers Royal-related topics culminating in a surprise special broadcast on the big day itself.

In Manchester, Peter’s joined by two VIPs – Junior and Princess. However, Junior’s attentions aren’t with his father but Christina, one of the tour dancers! On stage, Peter performs an especially moving version of ‘Unconditional’, the song he dedicates to Harvey, Junior and Princess. The London 02 show is the biggest of Peter’s life and we see the nerves build throughout the day right up until his dramatic stage entrance. The crowd go wild, which completely blows him away. There’s a special fan waiting backstage at the aftershow party. Elen Rives tells Peter she enjoyed the show and he seems pleased that he’s impressed her. A coy Peter goes on to talk about his new romance and explains that the couple will be taking things slowly. Next we follow Peter as he attends the London premiere of Harrison Ford’s new movie, ‘Morning Glory’. The following morning, Peter wakes to bad news from his homeland. There’s been major flooding in Queensland so an anxious Peter calls his father. Thankfully, the Gold Coast hasn’t been affected and his family are safe. Relieved by the news, Peter can focus on spending a funfuelled afternoon with his brothers at an indoor ski centre. It’s the weekend and Peter has invited the celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo and his family round for lunch. Peter’s a big fan of Italian food so Gino shows him and the kids how to prepare the perfect antipasti and fresh pasta. Like Peter, Gino’s a family man, and the two celebrities have so much in common that Peter’s made a

The Shadow Line 5 may, 9pm, BBC TWO

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Christopher Eccleston star in Hugo Blick’s sophisticated and gripping conspiracy thriller Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Stephen Rea, Rafe Spall, Kierston Wareing and Lesley Sharp star in Hugo Blick’s sophisticated and gripping conspiracy thriller which delves into the heart of human morality. Two years ago Harvey Wratten, one of the UK’s biggest crime lords, and his nephew Jay Wratten were imprisoned. After serving only two years they received a Royal pardon – but just four hours into their freedom Harvey is murdered. The Shadow Line begins... DI Gabriel has just returned to work after being shot on an undercover job; his partner was killed and Gabriel suffered amnesia with a bullet lodged in his head. Gabriel starts to investigate the Wratten case with his partner DS Honey. Joseph Bede, one of Wratten’s men, is keen to find out who killed Wratten, and also wants to track down Glickman, their money man. With Wratten dead and Glickman missing, Bede is left holding the fort. Meanwhile, Jay Wratten is a loose cannon... Bede sends his foot soldiers on a mission to find Glickman, and also the missing driver who collected Wratten from prison, Andy Dixon. Jay Wratten is played by Rafe Spall, DI Gabriel by Chiwetel Ejiofor, DS Honey by Kierston Wareing and Joseph Bede by Christopher Eccleston. The Shadow Line is simulcast on the awardwinning BBC HD channel, the BBC’s High Definition channel, available through Freesat channel 109, Freeview channel 54, Sky channel 169 and Virgin Media channel 187.

New Talent hits town TV talent contest Britain's Got Talent is back for a fourth series on ITV1 on Saturday, April 16. Judge Amanda Holden and new recruits David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre spill the beans on what to expect this year and reveal why they're excited about a certain highwaisted someone coming back. by Lisa Williams

Roll up! Roll up! Britain's Got Talent is back again, bringing its parade of eccentrics, oddities and freaks to our screens. Of course, the show has snagged its fair share of genuine and serious talent but actress Amanda Holden agrees that the programme is really a showcase for the country's weirdest variety acts. "I love them!" squeals Holden, who's been sitting on the judging panel since the show began five years ago. "They are my main staple. Eccentric and off the wall acts are what BGT is all about." Past acts have included dancing dogs, drag queens, piano-playing pigs and rapping grannies, and this year won't buck the trend, with a man who carves faces out of melons and another who can vomit through his nose among the hopefuls. Of course, Holden doesn't need to look far to find a larger-than-life personality, as she's joined by two on the panel. Step forward new recruits David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre, who take the places of Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell, both of whom are unavoidably detained in the US. Morgan has taken over from Larry King on his CNN show and Cowell is working on the US version of The X Factor during the initial BGT auditions. Hasselhoff, or 'The Hoff' as he's often referred to, is already a seasoned panellist, having judged alongside Morgan on America's Got Talent. He's delighted to be taking Simon Cowell's seat ("It's very warm," the former Baywatch star quips) but he thinks the live audiences are far more vocal than those in the US. "And they are very territorial!" he exclaims. "It seems like every city really dislikes every other city." The audience have to be vocal this year because they've been cast as the 'fourth judge' for the first time, meaning that their reactions can influence whether or not the judges buzz the acts in or out.

Stand-up comedian McIntyre, who's had to adjust to having the crowd behind him rather than in front of him, says he was bowled over by how enthusiastic the crowds were. "In Glasgow they weren't happy with one of the judge's decisions and they certainly made their feelings known... they really are the fourth judge," he says. Not only that, but a fifth judge will be joining the ranks by the time we get to the live finals in the shape of Cowell himself, who at that point should have tied up his work on the US X Factor. It's down to Holden, McIntyre and The Hoff to deliver some acts he'll be pleased with, and McIntyre reveals he's excited about Cowell's return - even if it means his own judging talents will be up for scrutiny. "He will be back for the live shows not only to judge the acts but also to judge the judges, as only he can!" Holden for one is looking forward to having her former colleague back on the panel. "I especially can't wait to see his face when he sees some of the acts we've put through!" she says with a wicked laugh. "I think he'll take credit for the ones that are good and try to blame me and the boys for the rest." Her money's on a child singer winning this year because she says "some of them completely blew us away at the auditions". McIntyre's preferred act was a little bit more novelty. He explains: "My favourite is probably these two tiny dogs who looked identical and both had to complete an assault course. One of them got everything right and the other one got everything wrong - I was crying with laughter." The Hoff found it harder to pick a favourite and reels off a list of a few instead: "The young acts are without a doubt going to be in the finals and, surprisingly, a fantastic dog act and some very funny comedians." He says he's taking the task of finding an act to perform at the Royal Variety Performance "very seriously" and hopes the contestants are too.

Holden's determined there should be something fresh to entertain the Royal Family. "I genuinely feel a responsibility and don't really enjoy repetition of a particular genre so we are always looking for something different, something we've maybe never seen before, something to truly entertain Britain and the Royal Family," she says. For a first-timer, McIntyre's more relaxed about this task. The comedian, who himself has appeared as an act and a host of the Royal Variety Performance, says: "It's a wonderful opportunity to perform for the Royal Family, but the public will pick the finalists and the public will pick the winner, and if the public love them, I'm certain their Queen will too."

extra time Britain's Got Talent winners 2010 Acrobatics troupe Spelbound clinched victory after a showstopping routine to O Fortuna.

2009 Street dance troupe Diversity beat singing sensation Susan Boyle in this nail-biting final.

2008 Teenage break dancer George Sampson won the title with his own take on Singin' In The Rain.

2007 Opera singer Paul Potts became the first winner of Britain's Got Talent, with his rousing rendition of Nessun Dorma.

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