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NEWS The latest local news

24 SOMERS HOUSE DESIGNS Somers House Style

262 RETAIL THERAPY 270 TV GUIDE

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NEWS MK ESTATES LAUNCH A BRAND NEW WEBSITE The latest news storys in your area.

NEW YEAR, NEW TENANTS Goadsby Lettings would like to wish all Landlords a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year for 2017! They reach out to Landlords urgently, looking for properties they are considering letting in the coming year. Goadsby have had a very busy 2016 with properties in Poole & Broadstone in very high demand. This has meant rental figures continue to rise, with many landlords having a choice of applicants for their property. Claire Martin, Lettings Manager for Poole & Broadstone comments “I have been delighted with our success this year, and with demand in the area continuing to rise, properties are being let very quickly indeed. Both myself, and my team of experienced Lettings Negotiators, are excited for 2017.” For further information on renting your property and the services Goadsby can provide please contact Claire Martin in Poole on 01202 686555 or Broadstone on 01202 692145, alternatively via email at claire.martin@ goadsby.com.

2016 has been a fantastic year at MK Estates and they intend to end it on a further high with the launch of their brand new website and promotional video. Fellow independent local businesses, Top Cat Media and Ego Media, have been instrumental in insuring their often elaborate plans can be brought to life and the team would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work. Mark Goldsworthy, Branch Manager at the Bournemouth Branch said “We are excited about our new website launch and the information it contains for clients. We hope that this new website will allow those looking to select an Estate Agent to better understand MK Estates company ethos. We are modern and accepting of a changing online presence, so it was important to us that our website, the first port of call for most was reflective of that”

site will be updated on a regular basis with lots of news and content relating to new properties launched to the market, business activity, our charity fundraising, and information on the local businesses we work closely with to assist on all your property needs”. On a final note, the team here would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a very happy Christmas and all the best for a happy and successful 2017. www.mkestates.co.uk

Dania Kaddah, Branch Manager at the Iford Branch, also commented “This new

0% INTEREST FREE FINANCE GREAT DEALS AT BASIC ELEGANCE Why not spread the cost this Christmas with Basic Elegance’s 0% interest finance deals. You could buy that lovely dining table set just in time for Christmas dinner! A typical dining set costing £2,000 could be spread across 18 months for as little as £104 per month with 0% interest. Or what about a beautiful chesterfield sofa for £1795 – this could be spread across 12 months from as little as £134 per month, completely interest free! Some of these 0% deals finish after Christmas, so don’t delay, call Basic Elegance on 01202 578093 and get great deals on finance now!

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT Macarons are a baking trend that are sweeping the Country and now Princess Macarons are supplying Dorset with all the flavours their customers could desire! For those of you who don’t know these delightful bitesize treats are thin, flavourful meringue cookies that are sandwiched together with a delicious filling, commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam. Princess Macarons itself is a family run baking business founded this year that specialise in the gluten free treats. Their beautiful Macarons are hand crafted in the home kitchen of their very own Princess in Poole. From their range of incredible flavours to personalized treats, the bite sized ‘Macs’ can be enjoyed at any event or just as a snack at home. They have recently catered for Corporate Christmas Events and their towers (pictured) have proven extremely popular with numerous Weddings, Christenings and Birthdays booked as a modern alternative to a cake. All of their Macarons are bespokely made and they provide a service where you can be the inventor of your own flavours and colour schemes. Macarons come in gift boxes of 6 and special Christmas boxes are available to order now. For further information please visit their website www.princessmacarons.com or for any enquiries please call Jodey on 07525 749 727 or email princessmacarons@ gmail.com


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NEW QUOTE AND BUY COMPARISON SITE FOR LANDLORDS AND BUY-TO-LET INVESTORS The award-winning team* at Deacon, the Bournemouth-based insurance broker probably best known for buildings insurance for blocks of flats, has launched a new online quote and buy comparison site for landlords and buyto-let investors.

expenses and terrorism can be added as optional extras.

DEACONlink Landlord allows you to compare up to 5 quotes in an instant from some of the country’s most wellknown insurers, including Zurich, LV=, NIG, Covea and ARO.

“We don’t tempt with gimmicky incentives,” says Mark Savage, Client Service Manager at Deacon. “We believe our products and service speak for themselves, and are the reason why 9 out of 10** customers renew their insurance with Deacon every year.”

All types of lets are considered, from individual to shared tenancies as well as property portfolios, and the new site helps you find competitive prices to insure a wide range of property rentals and buy-to-let investments: houses, cottages, bungalows, chalets and more. Rent guarantee, legal

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK AT LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS AT THE ROYAL ARCADE IN BOSCOMBE!

And should the worst happen, Deacon’s in-house award-winning* claims team, based in Bournemouth, will guide you step-by-step through the claims process.

To get a quote simply visit www.deacon. co.uk/residential-landlords/ and click on the ‘Get A Quote Online’ tab. Alternatively, and for small blocks of flats and Houses in Multiple Occupation

(HMOs), you can call Deacon on 0808 252 0091. Deacon is part of Arthur J. Gallagher, one of the biggest and longest established insurance brokers in the world. * Awarded Broker Claims Team of the Year 2016 by Insurance Times Magazine (May 2016) ** Data collected by Deacon 1 Sept 2015 – 1 Sept 2016

TAYLOR WIMPEY PROVIDES £600 CASH BOOST TO HOPE FOR FOOD IN BOURNEMOUTH Leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties has lent a helping hand to ‘Hope for Food’, a charitable organisation based in Bournemouth that provides food and comforts to people who find themselves in difficult circumstances. The developer donated £600 to the charity, which is currently run entirely by volunteers, and the money will be used to cover the cost of providing the homeless with sleeping bags over the upcoming cold winter months. Hope for Food run a soup kitchen in Bournemouth and, provide meals to those in need on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Claire Matthews, Founder of Hope for Food, says: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation. The money will be used to purchase sleeping bags and those receiving them will appreciate it more than you could imagine. The people of Bournemouth over the last four years have been so generous

with their time - we currently have over 75 volunteers on our books, with around 30 of them volunteering at the soup kitchen regularly. “We work with people from all walks of life and understand that not every circumstance has an ending as happy as this, but these success stories really inspire us to continue giving back to the community.” Hope for Food run a range of fundraising activities in order to provide food, clothes, shoes and bedding to the homeless. The charity will be holding its annual Christmas meal in December, which will give those who use the service the chance to enjoy a four course meal indoors. Roz Wells, Associate Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we’re committed to supporting organisations in the community and the donation to Hope for Food is a great example of the way we do this.

“We’re thrilled to be helping the charity, which is a huge help to those facing difficult times in the area.” Taylor Wimpey currently has a selection of two-bedroom apartments and holiday lets on sale at its Coast development, with prices starting from £228,000. For more details, property-seekers can contact the Sales Executives on 01202 048155 to arrange a viewing. Coast is located at 6-10 Priory Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DL, and is open daily from 10am to 5pm (Mondays 1pm-5pm). Information on Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

The art deco Royal Arcade is a warm, welcoming and festive place to be this Christmas so why not spend time checking out the unique and individual shops. No matter what the winter weather the Royal Arcade allows you to shop with an array of exclusive shops and businesses which includes beauty, books, science, collectables and coffee shops. There are a host of FREE activities for children and families to make the most of Christmas as well as pop up stalls, shops and food vans serving up wintery goodies too. The FREE Christmas activities will continue in the Royal Arcade on Saturdays 17th December with musicians, buskers, free arts and crafts and entertainment, as well as more experiments with The Science Zone that children can take part in and don’t forget the unique Santasaurus experience. Dangling from the roof of the Royal Arcade is the artwork, created by the children of Winton Primary, Jewell Academy, Avonwood Primary, St Thomas Garnet’s School and King’s Park Academy. The Royal Arcade presented schools with shapes, glitter, glue, paint and other materials, as well as REAL holly to produce creative Christmas shape designs.

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BAG PACK RAISES HUNDREDS FOR DIVERSE ABILITIES Local Dorset disability charity, Diverse Abilities, held a bag pack and bucket collection at Sainsbury’s in Poole recently. The charity was grateful to students from St. Aldhelm’s and volunteer Barry for their help. The event raised £285 for Diverse Abilities, the only charity that supports children and adults with disabilities in Dorset. St. Aldhelm’s year 10 students, Callum Phillips, Dodo Antal, Katie Stanton, Kaycee Eyers, Maisie Kirk, Rebecca Martin, Rhiannon Cox, Summer Crisp, Sydney Prentice and Taylor Hill took part and made a valuable contribution to the community. The event also raised awareness of the charity. If any other businesses or individuals would like to raise funds for Diverse Abilities by helping in a collection or bag pack, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please email Nicole Warrilow at nicole. warrilow@diverseabilities. org.uk or call 01202 718266 for more information. www.diverseabilities.org.

Powis Real Estate Agents launched their lettings department in October and are already going from strength to strength. With lets agreed to local companies on long term lets the Powis team urgently need more properties for waiting clients. Lettings Director Aimee Ramage said: “We’re so delighted with our success to date. It’s taken a great deal of hard work but it’s been worth every single minute of time and effort. We won’t ever stop working hard for our clients.” Powis recently sold a lovely 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in Southbourne to an investment buyer. They subsequently chose Powis to let & manage the property due to their professional and proactive approach. Aimee said “We worked closely with our contacts to secure tenants on a 3 year

agreement at full asking price as swiftly as possible. Utilising our relationships with local companies and relocation agents we secure long term lets for our clients. This means security of income long term & little / no void periods even around Christmas time. Don’t let your agent tell you it’s quiet, it’s only quiet if you allow it to be”. FURNISHED 2/3 BED APARTMENT URGENTLY REQUIRED with SEA VIEWS. Can you help….? If you have a property to let call Aimee now on 01202 43 55 75 to discuss how Powis can secure wonderful tenants for you with their POWIS PRICE PROMISE. They’ll match or beat any other agent’s fees when you place your property with them by 22nd December 2016.

DAVID JAMES ARCHITECTS & PARTNERS LTD – NEW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR David James Architects are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Associate Director, Hortensia Vina-Garcia (Tensi). Tensi heads the interior design department here at David James Architects and joined the team back in 2009, having studied architecture in Venezuela. Tensi’s architectural background has given her a wealth of technical knowledge and a sound grasp of architectural space, form and aesthetics. She then went on to complete a Masters in Interior Design to compliment her architecture qualification, giving her in depth knowledge within interior design. Tensi’s multicultural background has broadened her understanding of universal design styles and influenced her outlook in design. Tensi prides herself with attention to detail, utilising the latest technology and design trends. Specifying quality products, working closely with suppliers and to produce timeless designs that work and look outstanding. Kitchens and bathrooms are conceived with the clients

needs at the forefront of the design. An extensive detailed interior design package is compiled for client approval and once finishes and details are agreed, we work with reputable suppliers to ensure these rooms are finished to our exacting standards, creating elegant yet feasible spaces for living. Whether you are a building company, property developer or homeowner wishing to create a dynamic and exciting interior, Tensi can offer experienced, innovative design solutions tailored to your requirements.

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Winkworth Southbourne are pleased to report a strong market despite coming into what is traditionally a quieter period leading up to Christmas. Fergus Naylor, Associate Director commented, “We are registering large numbers of both local and national buyers and it appears that all price ranges are proving popular. Our network of offices has proved extremely important over the last twelve months with the noticeable increase in buyers moving South from London and the Home Counties. Winkworth is one of the only local agents to be able offer a genuine link to London with 57 offices in the capital. This, coupled with our 5 local offices covering the coast from Lymington to Poole ensures that your property is receiving the maximum level of exposure and as a result, we believe we are the best placed agent to obtain the highest possible price that the market will allow for your property. Our long standing, experienced team strive to ensure each and every one of our clients receives the highest standard of service which starts with the initial valuation and continues through to the day of completion. We are here to deal with every part of the sale on your behalf and will always go above and beyond to make your sale as stress free as any sale can be!” Should you be considering buying, selling or letting either now or in the new year, please contact Winkworth to discuss your requirements. 01202 434365 | www.winkworth.co.uk

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COASTAL SKINTHETICS LAUNCH A NEW RANGE OF TREATMENTS Coastal Skinthetics, who have several clinics across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, are excited to announce a series of new top-of-the-range treatments launching before Christmas. It pays to look your best this time of year, whether it’s for Christmas parties or the post-festive season slim down. But when it’s about aesthetics, it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced medical practitioner. Many beauticians will call themselves aestheticians but they do not have medical training or qualifications to manage all aspects of aesthetics. Coastal Skinthetics is run by Tracy Cullen, a a full-time specialist aesthetic nurse and prescriber with 30 years of qualified medical experience. Consultations are offered free of charge; this is not a sales environment - it’s about discussing options available to you, finding something that works for you. Tracy is rated ‘Excellent’ by professional body Save Face, so you can rest assured in the knowledge that the treatments she provides are safe, effective and carried out in a clean, clinical environment by a fully-trained medical practitioner.

Anti-wrinkle procedures, dermal fillers, lip enhancement, thread-lifting and many more treatments are available and increasingly popular. Plan your post-Christmas slim down now and ask about the launch of the new fat reduction treatment using Cryolipolysis (fat freezing), currently scheduled for January 2017. As an alternative to liposuction, the main areas of the body to be treated can be upper arms, back, upper and lower tummy, outer and inner thighs and bottom. Also totally non-invasive and pain-free! Unlike other and older machines, two areas can be treated at the same time, saving patients time and money. Best results are usually seen around 12 weeks after treatment takes place - just in time for the start of summer. The laser hair removal using the Diode laser will be available from January 2017. Suitable for both sexes and ideal for intimate areas, it can be used on all skin types and any hair colour. Perfect for relief from irritating waxing and shaving, the pain-free treatment (thanks

to an in-built cooling system) destroys the hair follicle. You may be interested to know that the treatment is a successful way of reducing excessive hair growth for any ladies suffering polycystic ovary syndrome, especially when combined with a prescriptive hair reducing cream if required. This can be assessed and prescribed at consultation should it be i the patient’s best interest. So if the man or woman in your life would like to put an end to shaving, waxing or any excessive hair growth, a gift voucher to be used in January will be a caring and practical Christmas present. Payplans are available for any treatments you would like to schedule throughout the year. So whatever you need, can be affordable. Order now at www.coastalskinthetics.co.uk or call or text Tracy now on 07828 617807. The vouchers can also be purchased by calling or emailing or messaging via Facebook and WhatsApp. Card payment or bank transfer is accepted and post or collection will be arranged.

FROST & CO OFFER THEIR ADVICE ABOUT THE HELP TO BUY SCHEME Q. “Is it true that the Government is scrapping the Help to Buy Scheme?” A. “Yes, but only partly. Last month, the Chancellor Philip Hammond did indeed announce that the mortgage guarantee element of Help to Buy – one of the flagship housing policies introduced under David Cameron – is to come to an end on December 31st. So, what significance does this move have? Does it signal the abandonment of the Government’s efforts to support the housing market, particularly by helping first time buyers? Personally, I don’t think so. Of course, some commentators have been quick to jump on the announcement and call it a U-turn, but the simple truth is that this

part of Help to Buy was never scheduled to continue past the end of 2016. In any case, the other elements of the scheme - namely the Help to Buy equity loan scheme and the special ISA - will continue to operate. Admittedly, the former can only be used on new-build properties, but at least that means that it is linked to a certain extent with the supply side of the property market, while the ISA scheme effectively gifts additional money to people who have saved a deposit. Besides which, the £12bn guarantee scheme has actually been very successful in what it set out to do. Launched in January 2014, and available to buyers of both new and secondhand properties, it was basically designed to give lenders the confidence to offer 95% mortgages by reassuring them that if they had to

re-possess a property, they wouldn’t lose out. Not only has it directly helped some 86,000 households over the last 2½ years, according to the Chancellor, but - arguably even more importantly – it has also led many high street lenders to include higher loan-to-value products in their offerings. Today, quite a few are once again prepared to offer 95% mortgages for the first time since 2008. With this in mind, I think it’s fair to say that the withdrawal of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme may not have a dramatic impact on the market at all. But of course, if you’re not convinced, it’s still not too late to take advantage of the scheme. You just need to get your skates on a bit!”

IT’S OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS IN WESTBOURNE It’s official, Westbourne embraces the spirit of Christmas with fun-filled festivities for all this December and invites you to join their light fiesta! Jamie Jigsaw a local children’s entertainer will be in Westbourne on the 17th December (10am - 2pm) juggling and entertaining all whilst you wait in line to see Santa. Diamond Faces will also be face painting sparkle and glitter across children’s faces every Saturday. The children’s ‘Follow the Star’ competition runs throughout the whole of December, starting and finishing at Life and Sole, Seamoor Rd, you can pick up your free competition form and take a tour around Westbourne to locate the 9 golden stars, and there is a chance to win your every own Limited edition Love Westbourne Teddy Bear. Santa’s grotto, in association with Westbourne Rotary will run from 10am to 4pm on 17th December and costs just £4 with the monies raised going to charity. All information is correct at the time of print. Activities are subject to change, so please check the website: westbournebusiness.com w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / westbournebusiness

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This superbly presented two bedroom first floor apartment is situated just a short walk from the shopping facilities of Southbourne.

Two double bedrooms | Lounge diner | Kitchen breakfast room | Modern family bathroom

Two double bedrooms | Large lounge | Kitchen breakfast room | Two modern bathrooms

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

BOSCOMBE MANOR £230,000

BOSCOMBE MANOR £179,950

SOUTHBOURNE £179,950

SOUTHBOURNE £410,000

A superbly presented and very bright two | garden room A modern two| bedroom floor apartment set This centrally located and spacious is garaging Sail Point| issmall a gated development which was six Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | hall drawingtop room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | apartment integrated lake arboretum | over bedroom top floor apartment.

acres of land Two double bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Large lounge diner | Kitchen breakfast room | Allocated parking

near to the cliff top.

set within easy reach of Southbourne & Iford.

built in 2003 to a very high standard.

Two bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Lounge diner | Modern kitchen | Allocated parking

First floor | Lounge / Diner | Modern kitchen | Two double bedrooms | Contemporary bathroom | Allocated parking

Two double bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Large lounge| Kitchen breakfast room | Sun terrace with sea views | Allocated parking

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A PRETTY VILLA WITH EQUESTRAIN FACILITIES, ESTEPONA, COSTA DEL SOL €399,950 REF: WW341 Bed 2, Bath 2, Built,183m2, Plot 3,000 m2

A BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 5 BEDROOM VILLA, EL ROSARIO, MARBELLA, COSTA DEL SOL €925,000 REF WW671

This pretty finca of 3,000m2 consists of a very well maintained villa on one level with two bedrooms and 2 en suite bathrooms. The extensive grounds include lawned areas, an orchard, a sand school and a block of 6 loose boxes

Bed 5, Bath 4, Built 300m2, Plot 1,800 m2

A SMALL FINCA FILLED WITH CHARACTER, ESTEPONA COSTA DEL SOL €275,000 REF:

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Bed 2, Bath 2, Built 103 m2, Terrace 34 m2

This incredibly priced penthouse has the Estepona, only a short drive to amenities and overlooking the golf course, this 3 accommodation split over 3 levels, the Designed by a renowned Scandinavian and the beach you will find this traditional bedroom penthouse is in a gated community complex has its own country club offering an company these luxuriousin properties have An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is countryside finca. with swimming pool and beautiful indoor heated pool, spa, gym, tennis court been elegantly planned in a peaceful and manicured gardens. and driving range. tranquil setting. broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a Solarium | Unique Property | Mountain Views |

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surrounding the roof which has good storage space.

Winkworth are delighted to introduce their new office in Marbella working in association with Winkworth Westbourne. Offering a truly personal and professional property finding service. acres of land Whether you are looking for a holiday home, investment or are considering moving to the Costa Del Sol, our experienced team can guide you through the process and source your dream property.

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six

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IS BUY-TO-LET STILL A SOUND INVESTMENT?

The most significant change which came into effect earlier this year was the 3% increase in stamp duty land tax which as of 1st April 2016, is now charged on the purchase of any additional residential properties with a value exceeding £40,000. When the new rates took effect on 1st April 2016, we naturally saw a slow down in second property purchases. Many Landlords had rushed to buy properties before the tax rate changed and it was inevitable that during the months following the implementation date, the market would slow down. This, coupled with the previous announcement that the wear and tear allowance would be scrapped and mortgage interest tax relief would be phased out from April 2017 cemented Landlords fears that the Chancellor was intent on continuing to target the property sector. Many Landlords and property professionals were hoping for an announcement during the Autumn Statement that the stamp duty levies may be reversed after reports indicated that stamp duty receipts had in fact reduced since this measure was implemented. Whilst there was no such mention of this, instead a shock announcement stating Letting Agents would shortly be banned from charging tenants any upfront fees! Just as rents were beginning to stabilise in the private rented sector, the Chancellor throws his biggest curve ball yet. Whilst at first, his latest measure appears to benefit Tenants, the end

result will be far from it. When the tax changes and the letting fees ban come into effect, rents will unpreventably rise. Rent increases are mainly dictated by supply and demand and whilst Landlords continue to be penalised, buying properties to let will become a less attractive investment resulting in far less properties for tenants to choose. This, coupled with Landlords profit margins being squeezed to unviable levels will inevitably lead to rent increases which over the course of the average tenancy, will cost the tenant far more. However, buying to let has been a safe option for investors over the years and the monthly income, coupled with the capital growth that the majority of landlords have enjoyed, has proved to far out perform many other investment vehicles. Predictions are still pointing to the fact that property prices will continue to increase with the average house price rising by just over 6% during the first nine months of this year. This represents an approximate annual increase of £16,500 based on the average property value in the UK; the equivalent to just over £8 per hour for the average worker! Despite the Chancellor’s short sighted measures which will undoubtedly have a negative impact on both Landlords and Tenants, the long term outlook for purchasing investment property remains positive. Whilst rental profits may be affected for some landlords as new measures are implemented, the long term capital growth element and investment stability remains strong. Whilst interest rates remain at an all-time low and the stock market remains volatile, bricks and mortar have been, and will continue to be many investors first choice. If you are considering buying to let or indeed are an existing landlord and wish to discuss any of the new measures introduced further and how they may affect you, please contact a member of our experienced lettings team who will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

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Katy Gray, Lettings Manager

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Just as rents were beginning to stabilise in the private rented sector, the Chancellor throws his biggest curve ball yet.

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2016 saw more dramatic changes being announced for the buy to let sector delivering yet more blows to Landlords and the property sector on the whole. We look at whether the latest housing agenda will affect what has previously been an incredibly buoyant buy-to-let market and will it deter existing or would be Landlords from investing further in property. We also consider what the latest announcement in the Autumn Statement really mean for Tenants.


WINKWORTH MARKET OVERVIEW 2016

‘2016 has certainly been an eventful year, one which many of us would never have predicted with the EU referendum and results of the US presidential elections, both of which provided much cause for reflection over the course of the year. This coupled with the Stamp Duty levies imposed on the purchase of second properties in April, made for a somewhat unstable year leaving many sellers and buyers withdrawing from the market with the intention of reviewing their situation in 2017. Our predictions this time last year were certainly realised in 2016 with the first quarter being extremely busy with buy-to-let landlords and second home buyers rushing to complete their purchases ahead of the stamp duty levy being implemented. As a result, our completed sales for March were up 275% on the previous year! As expected, this surge subsided in quarter two, particularly with the lead up to BREXIT however, we ended the first half of the year with completed transactions 8% up on the previous year. The second half of this year has been challenging and whilst transaction numbers remain very similar to those of 2015 to date, we have noticed a marked downturn in the number of available properties; something which is being mirrored nationwide. Buyer registrations have steadily increased however, the lack of choice for buyers has resulted in property prices increasing slightly throughout the latter part of this year with demand far outstripping supply. We have seen the number of buyers registering with us from London and the Home Counties once again increase this year. The price gap with London continues to widen and as a result, the numbers relocating from the capital during 2016 have been encouraging and far exceed previous years.

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We expect this trend to continue throughout 2017 and with Winkworth having 57 offices in London and many more in the surrounding areas, our local offices tend to be their first port of call when looking for their next property in our area. Since taking over ownership of the Southbourne branch just over a year ago, the two offices have been working extremely closely together. Our aim was to provide our clients with full coverage across the whole of the Bournemouth and Poole area, enabling a buyer to have one point of contact with whom they can deal with and who understands their key requirements, enabling us to find their perfect property. This part of estate agency seems to have been forgotten by many firms over recent years who now purely rely on the internet. We strongly believe in providing a professional and personal service to each and every one of our clients from the point they register, through to the day they collect the keys for their new home. Whilst the internet is an extremely important tool, it cannot replace the local knowledge and personal approach we offer. With the lack of properties currently available, it is essential to be registered with a proactive estate agent who will notify you of properties before they reach the internet giving you the best chance to find your dream home before it is snapped up. Looking forward to 2017, as this year has proved, it is difficult to predict the future! I do however believe that increased economic uncertainty will continue as the UK begins to negotiate its way out of the EU and as such, supply may remain suppressed whilst sellers assess the climate and how it may affect them, particularly in the first half of the year. However, house prices and market opinions tend be formed at a local level and in many cases are characterised by a lack of supply and this will ultimately underpin pricing. Time will tell but in my opinion, prices will continue to rise during the first half of 2017 whilst stock levels remain low although I believe as the year progresses, the scales will tip and there will be an increase in instruction levels giving buyers more choice resulting in prices levelling off in the latter part of the year.

Ben Jesty, Director

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The numbers relocating from the capital during 2016 have been encouraging and far exceed previous years.

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As Winkworth approach the end of another busy, yet turbulent year serving the housing needs of Bournemouth, Poole and Southbourne, Ben Jesty, Director of the Westbourne & Southbourne branches sums up 2016 and what he feels is in store for 2017.

Overall, we have enjoyed a successful year in both Westbourne and Southbourne and whilst many reports suggest numbers of completed sales have been down nationwide, we are proud to report that we have seen an increase in completed transaction levels. I believe this is largely down to the professionalism and enthusiasm displayed by our long standing teams in both branches. We strive to offer a complete and professional service to every client and understand that the future growth of our business entirely depends upon the service we provide’. If you are considering buying, selling or letting throughout 2017, please contact either Winkworth Westbourne or Winkworth Southbourne to discuss your requirements.


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DURLSTON ROAD £995,000

WINDSOR ROAD £750,000

An impressive property with imposing roadside appeal, refurbished to very high standard both internally and externally with landscaped front and rear gardens, resin driveway and a double garage.

An immaculate luxury town house with stunning harbour views, two south facing balconies and a rear garden, situated close to Ashley Cross Village and Parkstone train station.

Four bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Baden Powell catchment | EPC Rating C

Four bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Garage/Off road parking | EPC Rating B

ASHLEY CROSS £850,000

LOWER PARKSTONE £775,000

A beautifully presented 1930’s five bedroom detached house on a large secluded plot with double gates securing the front. Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment.

Blue Shutters is a nine bedroom guest house all with en-suite shower rooms and situated in a prime position within walking distance of Ashley Cross Village, Parkstone train station and Poole town centre is just 1.4 miles away.

Five bedrooms | Four receptions | Double garage | EPC Rating D

Nine bedrooms | Nine En-suites | Ample off road parking

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. LOWER PARKSTONE £550,0000

WROXHAM ROAD £335,000

Four bedrooms | four three bathrooms | garden room | hall to | drawing room | studio complexA| beautiful dining room | winedetached cellar | integrated | small facing lake arboretum over six A brand new detached bedroom bungalow finished a high standard character family homegaraging with a southerly rear garden| mainly throughout with luxury fitted kitchen and bathrooms situated in a desirable cul-de-sac location within Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment.

acres of land

laid to lawn located in a popular area within walking distance to Branksome train station. Three bedrooms | Conservatory | Off road parking | EPC Rating D

Three bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Off road parking | EPC B

WINKWORTH POOLE | 01202 BATTERSEA | 020 7228 9265 733000 poole@winkworth.co.uk battersea@winkworth.co.uk

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HIGHCLIFFE £465,000

HIGHCLIFFE £490,000

A newly built and most attractive southerly facing freehold family house with garage and garden, quietly situated in a popular development within Highcliffe School Catchments

A lovely spacious three bedroom bungalow with a pretty garden, situated in a popular residential road within school catchments.

Four Bedrooms | Large lounge | Fitted Kitchen / Diner | Bathroom & En-suite | Downstairs W/C | Private garden | garage | EPC tbc

Three Bedrooms | Lounge/Diner | Kitchen | Two Bathrooms | Integral Garage | Attractive Gardens | EPC Rating D

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. HIGHCLIFFE £695,000

WALKFORD £385,000 & £395,000

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Two double bedrooms | Fantastic open plan living room | Two bathrooms | Kitchen | Triple sized patio | Communal gardens | Secure underground parking | EPC Rating C

Three & Four Bedrooms | Stunning kitchen / dining rooms | Living room | Study | Bathroom & En-suite | Private driveway | Gardens

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms garden room | hallground | drawing | studio complexA|choice diningofroom | winenew cellar | integrated garaging | smallfamily lake arboretum | over six A fantastic opportunity to purchase|this stunning raised floorroom apartment in an two brand individually designed, detached homes. Offering acres of land

HIGHCLIFFE 01425 270055 BATTERSEA || 020 7228 9265 highcliffe@winkworth.co.uk battersea@winkworth.co.uk

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“Any design can be, and should be inspirational” As a leading interior designers in Hampshire and Dorset, the Somers House team are passionate about creating exceptional and inspiring interiors that reflect each client’s individual tastes and lifestyle to achieve their perfect living environment.


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Ranging from cushions, Christmas candles, decorations, accessories and decorative items, you will be sure to find items to bring the festive cheer to your home this year. Alternatively come in and browse if you are looking for gifts and stocking fillers for loved ones or friends. You will find pieces from Goodwill, True Grace, Eichholtz, Sia, India Jane and many more! Thinking of an interiors change for the New Year? We are always open to discuss your requirements and offer our advice. With a large

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ARE YOU THINKING OF MOVING IN THE NEW YEAR? JOIN BERKELEYS AS YOU MAKE YOUR PLANS FOR A 2017 MOVE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING MANY MORE BEAUTIFUL HOMES TO SATISFIED CLIENTS IN THE NEW YEAR.

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS & BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2017 FROM THE BERKELEYS SALES AND LETTINGS TEAM

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Meyrick Park

Offers over £400,000

Bournemouth

£295,000

Modern four/five bedroom townhouse in sought after location

Luxury four bedroom apartment in iconic seafront apartment block

Historic landmark mansion block close to Bournemouth seafront

Easy walking distance to town & beach

• Luxury apartment • Refurbished 4 years ago • Four bedrooms

• Four bedrooms • Master with en suite • Beautifully presented

• Modern fitted kitchen • Approx 1615 Sq Ft • EPC Rating: D

• Generous accommodation • Approx 1170 Sq ft • EPC Rating: C

Queens Park £250,000

West Cliff £240,000

Bournemouth £175,000

Luxury two double bedroom modern apartment

Stunning three bedroom apartment in character conversion

Spacious two double bedroom apartment in sought after east cliff location

Stunning modern apartment in sought after Queens Park area

Recently modernised spacious property

Easy walking distance to town and beach

• Two double bedrooms • Luxury apartment • En suite to master • Parking • Approx 757 sq. ft • EPC Rating: B

• Three bedrooms • Recently modernised • Superb open plan kitchen/lounge/diner • Generous room sizes • Approx 994 Sq ft • EPC Rating: D

• Two double bedrooms • Ground floor apartment • Character conversion • Generous accommodation • Approx 654 Sq ft • EPC Rating: C

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Ferndown

£725,000

A substantial detached residence on a large secluded plot

Ferndown

£549,950

Spacious four/five bedroom detached bungalow on large plot

New Instruction

In need of complete modernisation and redecoration

On a prestigious private road in west moors close to local shops

• Four Double Bedrooms • Bathroom • Four Reception Rooms

• Four Bedrooms • Beautifully Presented • Large private plot

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Approx 2744 Sq Ft • EPC Rating: E

• Ample off road parking • Energy Rating: D • Approx 1853sq.ft

Ferndown £425,000

Ferndown £300,000

Colehill £299,950

Four bedroom detached family home in sought after location

Large two double bedroom ground floor apartment

Two bedroom semi-detached bungalow

Within easy walking distance to local shops

Stunning apartment backing onto Ferndown Golf Course with private terrace

Located in a sought after road in Colehill

• Modern Detached Family Home • Built 2011 With Remainder Of LABC Warranty • Four Bedrooms • Master With Ensuite • Sq Ft: TBC • EPC Rating: B

• Two double bedrooms • Modern kitchen • Private terrace with golf course views • Parking & garage • Approx 867 sq. ft • EPC Rating: TBC

• Semi-Detached Bungalow • Two Bedrooms • Spacious Lounge • Modern Kitchen • Approx 710 Sq Ft • EPC Rating: D

Residential Sales and Lettings Ferndown: 01202 896496 ferndown@youhome.co.uk 531 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, BH22 9AQ

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Celebrating a year of successful lettings at YOUhome Queens Park South Drive, BH8 £2,700 PCM

Branksome Hill Road, BH4 £2,500 PCM

Freemans Close, BH21 £1,700 PCM

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Ameys Lane, BH22 £1,150 PCM

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Frampton Mews, BH9 £650 PCM

Old Christchurch Road, BH1 £600 PCM

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Cook food presents; a festive feast they’ll love

“Can I convert my redundant barn into houses?”

Throw a three-course dinner party that looks and tastes like you’ve spent hours slaving away in the kitchen (we won’t tell). We have an incredible range of festive food to ease the strain of hosting this holiday season and here are some of our absolute favourites…

Architect Jess Wells from Western Design Architects explains… Generally new houses are not granted permission in open countryside. Occasionally redundant buildings can be converted into houses if a satisfactory planning case and design can be put forward. However, changes to planning laws now allow for agricultural buildings to be converted into a different use using permitted development rights .i.e. without the need for planning approval. This is to encourage an increase in housing in rural locations and to help with the housing demand using existing buildings. The process still requires the submission of an application to the local planning authority for prior approval before development commences. In order to qualify for prior approval the agricultural building must meet a number of criteria. It must have been used for agricultural purposes on or before March 2013. They can be converted into a maximum of 3 dwellings and the combined internal floor space cannot exceed 450sqm. The building must have a sufficiently substantial structure to support the works required to change its use. New lintels for windows and doors are allowed to give enough daylight and access into the building, but if the works are too substantial then it may be viewed as not being a conversion and may be refused. We would generally recommend submitting a structural report with the prior approval application. If the barn is located on protected land, for example an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) or in a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Conservation Area or within the curtilage of a listed building then a planning application will be needed and it is unlikely to gain approval. If your barn complies with these guidelines and you wish to take this further I suggest you contact an RIBA Architect so that you can discuss your ideas and begin initial sketch schemes. These drawings will be used to communicate your proposal to the local authority as well as any other consultant you may require, including a structural engineer. Clearly there are a number of variables and each barn brings its own collection of unique circumstances so it is best to contact an expert if only for an initial chat, just to help you determine what is possible for your particular barn.

For stress-free fine dining, serve our Venison & Red Wine Casserole: wild Scottish venison, shallots, mushrooms and smoked bacon braised in red wine, brandy, rosemary and thyme with redcurrants and cranberries. It’s goes perfectly with Creamy Mash and seasonal veg (like kale, green beans or Braised Red Cabbage) to share. You can cook it on the hob and fill your kitchen with amazing aromas. Maybe you want to bedazzle your guests with a special something to start, how about our Crayfish & Scallop Thermidor Cups? Queen scallops and crayfish tails in a brandy, cream and lobster bisque. Or for another fishy favourite, how about our Scottish Salmon, cooked three ways; roast flakes smoked slices and a delicate mousse. If you rather enjoy a cheesy Christmas, may we recommend our Garlic & Honey Baked Camembert with Port & Red Onion Chutney; tear off some bread and get dipping! Onto the main event we have a classic in the spotlight, our signature ‘Beef Wellington’ (cue salivation). Topped with a porcini and Portobello mushroom duxelle and chicken liver pate, wrapped up in a puff pasty jacket – what more could one want? Serve with our velvety port and red wine jus and we have a winning dish. Time for something sweet; we have three of our sumptuous desserts to share with you now, starting with our ‘Winter Pudding’, bursting with blackberries, apple, raspberries and more! Or perhaps you prefer a boozy sweet, if so you simply must try our ‘Blackberry, Sloe Gin & Cinnamon Cheesecake’, layered with blackberries soaked in the ultimate Christmas tipple: sloe gin. Then again who can resist the lure of chocolate? If that’s the case, how about our ‘Chocolate & Orange Pavlova’ with lashings of whipped cream, fresh orange, drizzled dark chocolate and fluffy meringue.

Win a feast for NYE If you love seeing in the New Year at home surrounded by friends and family, then you’re in luck! You could win £300 of party food, by entering our competition at www.cookfood.net/info/competitions/party-food

New Year, New You Most of us look at eating a little healthier in January after the scrumptious food we’ve consumed in December. We have over 30 meals for one that are less than 400 calories, and with all the taste and beautiful ingredients, you won’t even notice that you are eating lighter meals! We have a tasty offer running in January – 3 pots for £10. Brilliant for the 5/2 eating plan and other food optimizing, healthy eating plans. See our website for more details www.cookfood.net. Elaine and the team at Westbourne

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TIME TO SWITCH YOUR MORTGAGE? Fixing your mortgage while interest rates are low makes sound financial sense. Are there better mortgage deals out there? HOUSE asked Jordan Tuttle from Homeline Mortgages for his thoughts about re-mortgaging.

ASK THE EXPERT... About Freeing Up Space At Christmas Steve Webber, Director of Maidmans Moving & Storage Steve has many years experience in the moving and storage industry. He offers the following advice about freeing up some space over the festive period. Steve says: “If you’re hosting Christmas at your home, it’s best to get prepared as early as possible and look at ways to free up some space. It’s really common to use a spare room as a dumping ground for anything you don’t use very often. However, if you’ve got family staying, an extra room that’s free from jumble will make the experience far more pleasant for your guests.” Steve suggests it would be wise to focus on the main areas of the house. Ideally you should aim to clear any clutter from the kitchen, dining room and sitting room, as this is where your guests will spend most of their time. Steve says: “One of the easiest ways to free up space in your home is to put items you don’t need into storage. Here at Maidmans we are able to offer affordable short-term storage at one of our 16 secure warehouses across the county”. For further information or to

Is now a good time to re-mortgage? There is no doubt that “remortgage” is currently the word on everybody’s lips. Recent CACI data revealed that the UK mortgage market saw over £14bn worth of maturities in September 2016 - so the time to remortgage could be now. A rise in the Bank of England base interest rate (BBR), something not yet seen in years, would normally be the trigger for a remortgage rush, as borrowers grab a fixed rate before SVRs climb. Instead, it has conversely been the drop in BBR which has triggered a surge in remortgage opportunities, as lenders renew competition and offer even lower rates on fixed rate deals. Is it worth switching my mortgage? Switching to a new deal might not just save you money, but also give you the opportunity to fix your interest rate to a low figure for the next several years. There has been a huge rise in the number of consumers making the most of the better deals currently available on the market. My payments have recently dropped on my lenders standard variable rate, so why move? Standard Variable Rates, or “follow-on rates” as they are sometimes known, are currently historically low, however fixed rates deals continue to drop also. It’s certainly worth exploring as to whether an even lower fixed rate deal is on offer for long term peace of mind. How long can I fix my mortgage rate for? The pricing of fixed rate products is currently at an all-time low. This means that longer term fixed rates, instead of the industry norm of 2 year fixed rates, may potentially offer good value dependent on your financial circumstances. Not only could you potentially reduce your mortgage payments, a fixed rate delivers peace of mind in an uncertain climate. Why should I consider re-mortgaging? The biggest reason is to save yourself some serious money, but that’s not the only reason people re-mortgage. It can give you the chance to raise money for some home improvements or you may wish to consolidate your debts. Fixing to a new low rate can help you manage your household budget, knowing exactly what your repayments will be. Your initial mortgage consultation is obligation free. We charge a fee of up to 1% of the amount to be borrowed. Our typical fee is £495. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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HOW DOES YOUR BEDROOM MAKE YOU FEEL? When I walk into my Custom Made bedroom, my eyes rest on the sleek lines of the elegant fitted wardrobes, my head tilts as I smile at the soft colouring of the wood that compliments my walls and bedding perfectly, my shoulders relax as I look round and see everything neatly arranged in its individual place, my breathing slows as the calmness of the room washes over me, and my feet sink into my new carpet which I could not resist to set the room off to perfection! No matter what time of the day I open my bedroom door and walk in, those feelings wash over me. It’s been 6 months since Custom Made fitted my wardrobes, and still I can’t wait to go to my room, shut the door and be absorbed into the exclusively designed furniture, which was bespoke to me, in fact, I quite often find any excuse to retreat to my room!! Based in Poole, Custom Made Furniture is one of the region’s leading names in bedroom and bespoke fitted furniture. Neill Roberts and Steve Burke have between them over 50 years experience in designing, manufacturing and installing custom made furniture. Not ones to blow their own trumpets, but they have many happy customers like this. So what is it that makes the company so successful? The dynamic duo put it down to their unique views on customer service... “Nothing is too much trouble, and we really mean that. We go out of our way to listen to what our customers want and work with them to design a room that is exactly how they had pictured it, from the colours down to the use of the furniture now and how it can work for them in the future. We never just ‘design’ a room; we ‘make’ the room.” From FUNCTIONAL fitted sliding door wardrobes, to LUXURIOUS walk in wardrobes and dressing areas, each design is CAREFULLY CONSIDERED and every last detail will be captured from finishes down to the personal height of the fully adjustable shelves. The designs are then put into CGI and presented to you, so that you can really get a feel for how your room will look once the installation is complete. Then from the workshop in Poole, each and every piece of furniture is hand crafted using the finest materials available. The installation process is carried out by the team of professional fitters often with Neill or Steve on site to sign off the finished work and ensure that the installation is exactly how it was designed and fitted to the customer’s exact requirements. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to treat yourself to a new tranquil bedroom space, then give Custom Made a call or visit their website. You won’t be disappointed!

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Chalwyn Estate, Old Wareham Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4PE T: 01202 737 555 www.customiseyourhome.com

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BRANKSOME PARK LINK HOMES ARE PROUD TO OFFER FOR SALE THIS LUXURIOUS FIVE BEDROOM FAMILY HOME The detached residence benefits from master

a top of the range fridge/freezer and wine cooler by

with his and hers basins and a stunning galleried

bedroom suite with galleried dressing area, elevated

Sub-Zero. The formal sitting room has been interior

dressing area.

position

landscaped

designed and the impressive office/study has

gardens extending to approximately three quarters

been comprehensively fitted by specialists Neville

The grounds surrounding the house are approached

of an acre, double garage with electric doors,

Johnson. The house has been further modernised

via a sweeping drive leading to the integral double

contemporary kitchen with stone work surfaces,

and extended in recent years with accommodation

garage. There are areas of professionally landscaped

integral Miele and Neff appliances and a sub zero

extending to over 5,000 Sq Ft. The interior is

rockery, paving and terracing which sit alongside

fridge/freezer. Viewing comes highly recommend to

beautifully presented with a wide range of bespoke

well tended lawns and there is an attractive Cabana

appreciate the accommodation on offer.

furniture and complimented by a particular level of

nestled at the rear of the garden. Occupying an

workmanship.

elevated position, yet largely a level plot, the classic

within

Branksome

Park,

yet contemporary house is perfectly arranged for

A key attribute of the house is the large kitchen family room with informal sitting and dining, all

The first floor comprises five bedrooms, most of

family life. The property makes optimum use of

of which opens on to a private sun terrace. The

which have en-suite bath or shower rooms. The

the site, enjoying well proportioned rear gardens,

luxurious fitted kitchen incorporates a whole host

large master bedroom boasts a vaulted ceiling with

as well as ample parking behind secure electrically

of modern appliances by Miele and Gaggenau, and

the addition of a most generous en-suite bathroom

controlled gates.

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A successful Dorset business

Looking Ahead to 2017 Georgina Reilly, Operations Director Select Resorts Properties What a year we have had. In fact no, what a six months we have had. The first part of the year seemed to sail by with a rising economy, stability, growth…. Then the 23rd June hit, and instability and uncertainty were the watch words. A few months later, Donald Trump becomes President Elect in the US. That’s some going in terms of the political outlook of two of the most influential countries in the world. I always maintain, however, that wherever there is change, chaos or uncertainty, there is always opportunity, for someone, somewhere. It’s a case of finding what it is for you. Those few months’ post Brexit saw our International lifestyle sales slow a little, as buyers from the UK took stock of what was happening and re-evaluated their budgets following falling sterling values which made house prices abroad seem substantially more expensive. Our UK investment property business, Select Portfolio, however, saw an upsurge as overseas buyers from the Middle East, Asia and Europe sought to take advantage of the fall in sterling by buying UK assets which were suddenly 15-20% cheaper in real terms. As I write, the value of sterling appears to be on the rise and our lifestyle buyers are making more enquiries. Under our Select Resorts Properties brand, we have further developed our offerings in Spain, particularly on the Costa del Sol. Let’s face it, one thing that is unlikely to change is the weather here in the UK. Elsewhere, Lisbon will continue to be of strong focus for us, particularly the city centre and Troia Resort on the peninsula. Cyprus also retains a particular attraction for British buyers. New markets are always important to us, with the German market identified as hot for 2017. We are excited to offer a new investment project in Frankfurt, a great city building its reputation for financial services. For Select Portfolio, we are also proud to be offering Caerau Parc, a new holidays and activity park which has just been launched. This new development features a 100 bedroom hotel and lodges set amongst woodland and forest in South Wales. A highlight of the resort is in Caerau Parc’s appointment of one of the world’s most iconic faces of survival and outdoor adventure – Bear Grylls, as the resort’s Adventure Ambassador. 2017 will be another year of opportunities for property investors. The challenge for us and our investors is to identify where those opportunities will fall. The UK and global property markets are fluid, so staying alert to changing dynamics is key. Select Resorts, with nearly 35 years of property experience, are well placed to provide valuable assistance whether you are looking for your dream home on the continent or to develop a portfolio of property in the UK or overseas. In the meantime, may all of us at Select Resorts wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Select Resorts Properties have a range of properties for sale across the world. Visit www.selectresortsproperties.com to search our entire range.

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SOUTHBOURNE | GUIDE PRICE £650,000 An unique opportunity to purchase a substantial detached residence currently split into two separate apartments. The property, situated within a sought after residential location, offers a fantastic investment or home and income opportunity with the potential to convert back to one original home.

BOSCOMBE EAST | £575,000

BOSCOMBE SPA | £500,000

A spacious detached character home situated within a most sought after location, moments from a wealth of amenities. Offering five double bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms, modern fitted kitchen, separate living and dining rooms and a secluded southerly garden.

A beautifully presented two double bedroom, two bathroom apartment with stunning sea views from Old Harrys Rock to The Needles. The property has been presented to a high standard and benefits from a large secure parking space, two balconies and is offered for sale with no onward chain.

MEYRICK PARK | GUIDE PRICE £400,000

WESTBOURNE | £475,000

WEST CLIFF | £325,000

A four bedroom semi detached house situated in a cul de sac within a sought after location moments from Bournemouth Town Centre. The property offers the potential for some further updating and benefits from an en-suite bathroom, separate dining room, Garage and private garden. No forward chain.

A three double bedroom, three bathroom modern end of terrace townhouse situated in a sought after location within easy reach of Westbourne Village. The property benefits from a balcony, rear garden accessed from the kitchen and garage. No onward chain.

A spacious character apartment situated within an enviable West Cliff location boasting a private garden. Offering two double bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom, living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and allocated parking. Just moments from the beach!

01202 317317 | bournemouth@hearnes.com | www.hearnes.com | 122 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth


NEW FOREST, BURLEY | PRICE ON APPLICATION Beautifully presented country home situated in a delightful no through lane within a highly regarded and desirable location. The property offers in excess of 2500 sq. ft. of accommodation incorporating up to five bedrooms. Set within a large private plot with outbuildings..

RINGWOOD | £895,000

HIGHCLIFFE | £695,000

A fabulous extended and refurbished four bedroom detached house set within an enviable elevated location with views across the Avon Valley. The high specification accommodation includes an open plan kitchen/dining/family room and four en-suites. Detached garage and private gardens.

A beautifully presented four double bedroom detached family home situated in a desirable location within some of the area’s best school catchments. Spacious well-proportioned accommodation incorporating a high end kitchen/breakfast room and three reception rooms. A large garden and integral garage.

01425 489955 | ringwood@hearnes.com | www.hearnes.com | 52 - 54 High Street, Ringwood


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HARBRIDGE, RINGWOOD A DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE SET IN CHARMING SURROUNDINGS three/four

AREA: The area offers many beautiful walks and

Snowdrop Cottage was used as the subject of

bedroom cottage with two/three reception rooms,

great cycling, and is famous for its free roaming

a Lilliput Lane model for the Queens Silver

a farmhouse style kitchen with an oil fired Aga, a

ponies, donkeys and cattle. The small market town

Jubilee – (see http://www.jrsaville.co.uk/harbridge.

detached thatched garage all set in about 1/3 acre

of Fordingbridge is close by, with its renowned

htm) The owners have an original of this limited

of landscaped gardens. There is a charming little

stone arched bridge, plenty of shops, pubs, a café

edition model.

running brook at the end of the rear garden which

and riverside location to enjoy, as is the larger town

overlooks open fields, next to an elevated decking

of Ringwood, with its selection of individual shops,

When the owners were refurbishing the cottage,

area shaded by a mature Weeping Willow.

pubs and restaurants. Christchurch Harbour is a

some years ago, they were fortunate to meet up

great area, less than 10 miles away. The coast, with

with a lady who had lived in the cottage 50 years

The current owners since 1999 have upgraded,

Blue Flag beaches at Bournemouth and Poole, is

previously as a child. She had some drawings which

imaginatively improved, and added considerable

within easy reach, as is the city of Salisbury with

had been produced by an uncle of the original

value to the cottage in using the space available,

its medieval cathedral. There are many places of

inglenook fireplace. The owners stripped back the

to the extent of commissioning a carpenter (who

interest for families, including Marwell Zoological

fireplace, and have restored it to what it looked

resided at the cottage for 6 months) to hand build

Park, the New Forest Otter and Owl Wildlife Park

like originally.

many of the fixtures and fittings, wardrobes and

or a day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum. Further

doorways. The main feature of the property might

afield, but worth the trip, are Monkey World and

The thatch was reworked in November 2011

be the large inglenook fireplace with a solid fuel

the Tank Museum near Wool, and Southampton

by Nigel Turton, a local thatcher. The ridge of

burner and original bread oven in the dining room,

with its maritime history and West Quay shopping

the property and the garage thatch were also

this dates back around 400 years.

centre. Shop 3 miles and pub 1½ miles.

completely replaced at this time.

Snowdrop

Cottage

comprises

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Located in one of the most sought-after avenues in Lilliput, this lovingly restored five bedroom, three bathroom, two reception room, detached family home with a double garage also has off-road parking for four to five cars. The light and airy reception rooms overlook a beautifully landscaped rear garden, measuring approx. 80ft, which also has a decked area for the perfect al fresco summer dining. White Cliff Family Park and Parkstone Yacht Club are both located just over 100 metres away. Call Hearnes to view on 01202 377377

CANFORD HEATH | GUIDE PRICE £280,000 Well-presented three bedroom family home with lovely open plan lounge/dining room, modern kitchen with garage and 30ft rear garden. Set in cul-de-sac location, backing onto a copse on the edge of Canford Heath, with gate from rear garden leading to footpath that owners use to walk their children to school. Close to heathland walks. Call 01202 377377

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BRANKSOME PARK | £375,000 SOLE AGENT Light and airy first-floor apartment with three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge/ dining room, and a southerly-facing enclosed balcony enjoying views over lovely communal gardens. Set in the sought-after Branksome Park, within half a mile of Westbourne and a similar distance to the beach. Vacant and includes a share of freehold. Call 01202 377377 to view

ASHLEY CROSS | OFFERS OVER £400,000

CANFORD HEATH | GUIDE PRICE £350,000

ASHLEY CROSS | £159,950

This three double bedroom character family home has been tastefully modernised to a high standard, including three en-suite bathrooms, lounge, separate dining room, and kitchen/breakfast room. The house has a light and airy feel throughout and still retains many of the original features. For colour brochure call Hearnes on 01202 377377

A well-presented four double bedroom, two reception room, two bathroom home situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location in Canford Heath. This family home offers a kitchen/breakfast room with a stable-style door opening on to a southerly-facing landscaped rear garden, a conservatory, and an en-suite shower room. For colour brochure call Hearnes on 01202 377377

A two-bedroom first floor retirement apartment with a modern shower room, kitchen, and a good-size lounge/dining room. Residents have use of a large communal lounge, selfservice laundry room, and a 24/7 careline. It is set in a great location, opposite Ashley Cross Green with its independent shops, restaurants, and cafés. Vacant. Call 01202 377377

01202 377377 | poole@hearnes.com | www.hearnes.com | 18 - 20 Parkstone Road, Poole


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£895,000 Verwood | 01202 829777

£600,000

A period four bedroom cottage situated in an attractive rural setting, extended to offer a charming spacious home, with additional one bedroom self - contained Annex, plus a detached two bedroom cottage presently used as a holiday let, fully furnished and equipped, rated four star - Visit England. Approximately 1.7 acres of paddocks and gardens, which include an all-weather ménage. Extra grazing land, if required, is available subject to separate negotiation. The property is within walking distance to Moors Valley Country Park.

An immaculately presented, five bedroom chalet in a sought after location, offering bright and spacious contemporary accommodation throughout, en-suite and balcony to master, utility room, sizeable garden and studio outbuilding. This home is modern and well - presented throughout making it the perfect family home and sits on a plot of approximately 1/3 acre.

Character 4 bedroom cottage | Self contained 1 bedroom annex | Detached 2 bedroom cottage | Income potential | Equestrian property | Approximately 1.7 acres (further land available) | Close to Potterne Park & Moors Valley Country Park

Fantastic family home | Stunning open plan kitchen/diner/family room | En-suite and balcony to master | Separate studio | Approximately 1/3 acre plot | Ample off road parking | Popular location

Ferndown | 01202 855595

£575,000 Wimborne | 01202 842 842

Enjoying a sought after convenient location, is this beautifully presented modernised three/four bedroom chalet style home with a stunning extended kitchen diner, luxurious bathroom, downstairs shower room plus en-suite and double garage.

£499,950

Fine and Country Homes from Edwards are delighted to bring to the market this four/five bedroom chalet residence located along a shared private drive. Immaculately presented throughout, accommodation includes 2/3 reception rooms, a stylishly fitted kitchen, a master ensuite, family bathroom and separate shower room. There is also a utility area with pedestrian access to the integral single garage. Outside there is ample off road parking and a private and secure rear garden.

Modernised chalet style home | Stunning kitchen diner | Downstairs bedroom four/reception | Downstairs shower room | Three large double bedrooms | Luxurious family bathroom | Ensuite shower room

Detached Chalet | Four/Five Bedrooms | Stylish Kitchen | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Family Room/Bedroom Five | Two Bathrooms and Ensuite | Integral Garage | Convenient Location

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Price Guide £425,000

An incredibly popular and convenient location, no forward chain and plenty of off road parking, are just a few features of this impeccably presented and tastefully extended three storey town house. This fabulous property has a stylish and well thought out ground floor extension, creating a lovely vaulted dining/day room and contemporary shower room that is open plan to the kitchen. This extension compliments the remainder of the accommodation that comprises three double bedrooms, two further bath/shower rooms and a lovely cosy sitting room. Exceptional three storey townhouse | Fantastic central location for access directly into Bournemouth | 200 yards from Meyrick Park | Short walk to train station | 3 double bedrooms | Beautiful kitchen/dining/day room extension | 3 bath/ shower rooms | Extensive parking & garage

£410,000

This four bedroom, detached family home is conveniently located in the popular area of Merley, close to local amenities and transport links, within catchment for reputable schools and just a short drive from the thriving town centre of Wimborne. Presented in good order throughout, the property offers spacious and versatile accommodation including through lounge/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility as well as a study/games room. With family bathroom, master ensuite and garage store area, the property has much to offer! Detached Family Home | Four Bedrooms | Sitting Room/Diner | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Utility | Study/Games Room | Family Bathroom and Ensuite | Convenient Location

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KITCHEN HOUSE

Designers and suppliers of the ‘WOW’ factor ‘The Kitchen’: the heart of the home. For centuries the kitchen has been the source of all mankind’s joy (food that is), but recently it has taken on a far greater role in our daily lives. No longer just a place for our cherished home cooking, but more so a hub for entertaining. More and more homeowners are opting to transform their culinary chambers into opened-up lavish living spaces, complete with all the bells and whistles. We got in touch with one of Dorset’s leading independent kitchen designers to find out what is on trend for this and the coming year… Since being established in 1987, the company has evolved enormously to meet the needs of their customers. What’s on trend in the world of interior design is constantly changing, both aesthetically and equally in terms of technology. Just look at the evolution of the stove: once a gas-

burning ring, now almost 80% of hobs sold are induction. It’s an incredibly innovative industry in some senses and in others a wonderful homage to pure craftsmanship. Whilst catching up with Gary, he mentioned on several occasions that he took a lot of his influences from overseas – particularly from our German cousins. “The kitchen market in Germany is huge. The scale of it is unbelievable”, Gary remarked. He went on to describe a state of the art showroom he had visited previously, which was three stories high, with well over eighty different show kitchens on display. Gary regularly visits Germany (as well as other European countries) to cultivate fresh and original products for his showroom. After all, who doesn’t love having visitors ooh and ahh over your beautiful home, beginning the question “where did you get that?”

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I rather admired Gary’s dedication to originality. He isn’t sat flicking through catalogues heartlessly selecting a few new models for the showroom. He’s putting his heart and soul into his business by traveling overseas for research and it really shows in the vast and unique range of products that Kitchen House offer. I for one love independent businesses! I love the energy and individuality that they bring to over saturated commercial industries. They aren’t bound by the rules of an authoritarian head office, which for us customers means opening the door to a world of brand new options; things you probably would never have considered, if you’d visited a chain store.


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As the interview continued Gary explained the coming ‘kitchen trends’ for the later part of this year, come the next. He explained, “Most people are extending their homes into these big open plan areas”. This interesting development is one of, if not the, reason for the extinction of the dining room and moreover, the evolution of the ‘island’ as a pinnacle part of the kitchen. Dining is far less formal than it used to be (at least at home anyway) and whether you like it or not you cannot deny the fact that the once treasured ‘dining table’, is becoming obsolete. It seems that the majority of people are investing more time and money into creating a less formal, more open eating space. It’s actually quite fascinating once you delve into the potential reasons why, but I’ll leave you to make your own conclusions. The point is, people are getting really creative when it comes to designing such a space and Kitchen House are extremely obliging when it comes to big ideas. Ordinarily you might not get overly excited about a worktop, but when Gary went on to explain some of the new materials coming in, I suddenly wanted to buy up the lot. “Mixing up different textures and materials is also huge right now”, he added. Word on the interior design street is that we’ll be seeing a lot more concrete and metals, aiming for a kind of ‘industrial-lux’. I managed to get a sneak peak at some samples and may I just say WOW! I can honestly say I haven’t seen anything like this in any of the main chains either. Rich brown (almost black) oak, ‘set lava’ surfaces with flecks of bronze – the entire range of worktops and doors were stunning! But it really is something to see with your own eyes.

“People visit the high-street traders to begin with, for some initial research. They tend to gather three or so quotes and then come to us with their ideas. What we tend to find is that the highstreet stores try and quash their ideas and go for the easier option. Whereas we are more likely to opt for a design that is likely to be more work for us, but will produce a far superior result” Thinking about re-doing your kitchen? Bring us any competitor quotes and we’ll give you a FREE bottle of wine! (Something to open when your dream kitchen is completed). If you’re planning a kitchen refurbishment in the near future, I simply can’t recommend Kitchen House enough. I was blown away by their range of products, their keen eye for detail and most of all their passion for truly stunning kitchen design. By Charlotte Williams

Kitchen House’s slogan is: ‘Designers and suppliers of the ‘WOW’ factor’, and I can easily see why. Nothing they do is done in half measures and no two projects are the same. I couldn’t help but ask the age-old question, ‘what makes you guys unique?’ to which Gary replied with,

Get in touch a. 116-118 Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH9 3JU t. 01202 546546 e. sales@kitchenhouse.co.uk w. www.kitchenhouse.co.uk

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**HALF PRICE AGENCY FEES** A stunning contemporary detached family house set over three floors. Finished to the highest standards by a well known local developer. Situated in a sought after location within a level walk to Canford Cliffs Village, The Chine and the sea front.

**HALF PRICE AGENCY FEES** A stunning four bedroom detached home situated in the highly sought after area of Branksome Park. The property features a large open plan living area with bi-folding doors leading onto a private south facing garden and patio area. Offered unfurnished on a long term basis, available immediately.

Sandbanks £2,900 pcm

Old Town Poole £1,400 pcm

**HALF PRICE AGENCY FEES** A large three double bedroom ground floor apartment situated in a prestigious location, just a short walk from the award winning Sandbanks beach. Features include private entrance, secure garage and two allocated parking spaces, large private garden and ensuites to all three bedrooms.

**HALF PRICE AGENCY FEES** A cottage style three bedroom house with the benefits of all the mod cons of a new build. Situation in the heart of Historic Old Town Poole, just a few steps to the high street and a short stroll to Poole Quayside. Immaculate condition throughout and available immediately.

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New Year, New Start? Now is the time to start planning ahead for 2017. You may be thinking of buying, selling or renting; talk to us about your property goals. MORE THAN 10 MILLION* PEOPLE BEGAN THEIR PROPERTY SEARCH ON RIGHTMOVE LAST DECEMBER. MAKE SURE YOU STAND OUT IN A CROWDED MARKET-PLACE BY TALKING TO THE AWARD-WINNING TEAM AT SAXE COBURG

Canford Cliffs £1,645,000

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A stunning contemporary detached family house set over three floors. Finished to the highest standards by a well-known local developer. Situated in a sought after location within a level walk to Canford Cliffs Village, The Chine and the sea front.

A spectacular four double bedroom detached home with a bespoke designed interior and newly thatched roof. This property is situated amidst substantial grounds in the popular village of Burton within easy reach of open countryside and the historic market town of Christchurch.

Canford Cliffs £799,950

West Cliff £629,950

A superb three double bedroom purpose built second floor apartment with fantastic sea views. Situated in a sought after location just on the cliff edge and a level walk to Canford Cliffs village. Features include a large lounge and dining area, spacious enclosed balcony, double garage and en-suite to master bedroom.

A large, luxury two bedroom second floor apartment set within a prestigious gated development. Built in 2010 by a well-known local developer. Exclusive access to a large, boarded loft storage space, secure underground double garage, feature circular balcony, walking distance to the cliff top and Westbourne, show home condition.

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TALKING BUSINESS

Douglas Stirling-Kibble, Director

SK PROPERTY GROUP No Stereotypes Here How to Choose the Best Professional to Sell Your Property Choosing an estate agent is a minefield. SK Property Group specialise in property sales and letting and want to counter that image with some advice for picking the right agent to help you! “Utter the words ‘estate agent’ and many people immediately think of a sharp-suited necessary evil. We absolutely hate that at SKPG and want to start to change people’s perceptions with our standard of service. Many of our clients have become friends after working with us to sell or rent their properties. To help more people find the right agent we’ve pulled together some pointers…” - Simon Kerley, Co-director of SKPG

1. Why are you selling? There are many reasons that property comes onto the market. Trading up or down driven by lifestyle changes, divorce or separation, a financial windfall, relocation, employment, new family members…whatever the reason, it’s important to identify the exact reasons for selling so that your priorities can be met. Your chosen agent should respect the need for privacy, sensitivity and be genuinely empathetic in all circumstances. Tip No.1: “We get to know our client’s reasons for selling. We try to really understand the situation and motivation for selling and help wherever we can”. - Douglas Stirling-Kibble.

2. What are you selling? So the property is up for sale, but what are you actually selling… Tip No. 2: “Your agent needs to understand it’s not just a property, but also the location, the land and not to mention the lifestyle – having knowledge of the area can really help with the sale!” - Simon Kerley, co-director of SKPG Identifying the unique selling points of the property and understanding what they are will dramatically improve its ‘sell ability’. A good agent would ask; Is it close to well-performing local school? Shops? What are the road networks like? Are there local parks nearby – and so on and so forth. Then of course there are the more propertyspecific questions like, does the boiler need replacing? Would this property be suitable for one of the latest grant schemes? An experienced agent, with expert local knowledge and personal experience, will add flavour and texture to your individual property by adding much more than deceptively spacious descriptions and standard T’s & C’s.

3. The Price Approach We all want the best price for our property, but this may not always be the highest. An accurate market appraisal of value and sale-ability is crucial to a successful sale completion. Try inviting three agents to value the property; a local expert independent, a larger agent

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group and perhaps an internet based specialist. This way you will get the broadest picture of property value and service on offer. Prices are sometimes inflated to get the instruction so look at the prices suggested and consider what you might pay yourself, compared to recent properties sold via specialist websites and neighbors. If it sounds too high, it probably is. There’s no point starting far too high and languishing on the market for months.

4. What About Marketing? Try not to be influenced by high street premises – In today’s market marketing know-how and sales reach is far more important. The critical part of selling your home is having someone who knows it personally, someone who is on hand for all enquiries. For most people looking for a new home starts on the internet. Make sure your agent advertises on the important property sites, but also looks for broader,

The one thing that stands out in my mind is the flexibility both Douglas and Simon offered, we had viewings only in the evenings due to work commitments - there were many nights they would still be holding viewings past 8.00pm - I don’t know another agent that would do that. SK Property Group are determined to smash the typical estate agent image and the trucks are just one example of this. 66


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more creative marketing approaches. Examples might include; proactively making sales calls to potential buyers, leaflet drops, personal letters and social media activity. Test your potential agent; ask yourself, are they approachable, knowledgeable and responsive to requests for information? The property market now operates 24/7 so it’s worth considering if your agent is a ‘tools down a 5’ kind, or are they on the job and responding to potential buyer requests at all times.

5. Choosing Your Sales Professional? Whether you choose a local expert, national brand, or web based sales outlet for your property sale, make sure you like and get on with the professional you will be dealing with. People sell property and people who work well together as part of a strong team, will be more successful. You are part of that team and your agent should need you to be engaged in the selling process. Courtesy, continual communication and care are all important in building a successful sales relationship.

Tip No.3: “Make sure you meet the sales agent before making your decision. Some larger companies have a valuation manager, a photographer etc. etc. so you may not meet the actual sales person until a viewing is booked.” - Douglas Stirling-Kibble. “The one thing that stands out in my mind is the flexibility both Douglas and Simon offered, we had viewings only in the evenings due to work commitments there were many nights they would still be holding viewings past 8.00pm - I don’t know another agent that would do that.” - (Miss. W- Vendor) Is your agent available outside normal office hours?

6. Selling is a Partnership Sitting back and waiting for your agent to do all the work is one approach. But working with your agent will net a sale far quicker. Ask your agent for a list of no cost improvements that you can make e.g.; touching up scratched paintwork, fixing a drip on the outside tap etc. Ensure your home is ready for viewing; clutter free, washing up done,

What would be your first impression if you were greeted by a messy room or pets?

Ensure your home is ready for viewing

sinks and toilets spotless, grass mown and flattering lights in darker corners turned on. Agree a viewing policy with your agent and either let them do it or do it yourself. Have a practice run with your agent for a guide on the things to highlight and those things to avoid pointing out. If you have pets consider taking them out of the way and ensure all pet smells, litter trays are removed.

7. The Elephant In The Room – Fees. Agent’s fees and costs vary tremendously these days. Ranging from a flat-fee paid up front, to a percentage of the total sale price. Make sure you understand what you are getting for your money. The fee your chosen professional suggests should reflect how quickly they feel they can

sell your property, the costs involved with marketing it and the man hours invested to manage the sale through to completion. The fee you agree on should not feel burdensome but appropriate and fair. “We don’t have a set fee structure. We think every property is different; everyone’s situation is different so our fees are also. One house will be a lot more sellable than another, so again our fees would reflect this.” - Simon Kerley. For much more information on selling and renting your property why not visit the new SK Property blog http://www.skpg.co.uk/blog t. 01202 287487 or 01425 542487 e. info@skpg.co.uk w. www.skpg.co.uk

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paulwatts “We would recommend them to anyone selling a property”

All the team at Paul Watts are friendly and good at their job. As an independent they can take more care of all your needs”

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A Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year

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CHARMINSTER £210,000

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Two bedroom apartment with spacious rooms, high ceilings, bay windows and open plan lounge/kitchen. The property would make an ideal letting investment.

Ground floor one bedroom apartment located very close to Boscombe pier. Character ‘Spanish’ style, modern kitchen, long lease and communal roof terrace.

Entrance hall | Modern bathroom | Modern kitchen | Gas central heating | Allocated parking space | Extended lease | Communal garden | No chain.

Long lease | Ideal home, holiday escape or buy-to-let | Parking permits available | Double glazing | Communal courtyard | Communal terrace with sea views

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A ground floor two bedroom apartment for sale, located within easy walking distance to Bournemouth and Charminster. Modern kitchen and two bathrooms.

A characterful two bedroom apartment for sale close to Westbourne and Branksome. Balcony, garage and beautiful communal gardens make this a steal!

Ideal home or buy-to-let | Patio & communal garden | 172 year lease | Character ‘Victorian’ style development | Double glazed sash windows | Parking

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

If you have a property-related question then call me or send me an email (julian@fahren.co.uk). My firm manages both rental properties & homes for sale, and our team have a combined total of 50 years experience in the local property market. I look forward to hearing from you.

We wish all of our clients (vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants) a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We’ve enjoyed a successful 2016, and hope you can join us on a positive and confident start to 2017. If you are thinking of selling or letting next year then let us know, we would be glad to help.

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BRANKSOME PARK A grand character house built circa 1912 situated in Branksome Park with access from Chester and Eaton Road. This magnificent family residence boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This property has been tastefully modernised over the years whilst retaining many of the wonderful character features. Chester Road is an idyllic location located in Branksome Park renowned for its woodland and greenery. If you are looking for an imposing character home situated in one of the finest locations in Poole then we highly recommend a viewing.

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BROADSTONE A perfect 5 double bedroom family home in a private road off of the sought after Ashwood Drive. Half an acre plot, South West facing garden, double garage. The flexible internal layout and large garden makes this an ideal and safe environment for any age of children. This property offers over 3000 ft² of gorgeous accommodation and includes a separate living room, dining room, study and snug area. In addition, a double through garage and drive and hard standing suitable for 4 cars. All the residents in the private road have lived here for at least 10 years. Excellent local schools.

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CANFORD CLIFFS Is this the finest retirement development in the area? Certainly Chartcombe is in a prestigious location. Certainly the most tranquil. This lovely 2 double bedroom apartment is situated in a fantastic gated development which offers an on site manager, library, hair salon, atrium, underground parking, fabulous grounds, private and free access to Compton Acres.

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BOSCOMBE SPA This modern two bed flat is located on Boscombe Spa Road, a quiet road just a couple minutes walk down to the beach. This apartment benefits from a modern kitchen and bathroom, two double bedrooms, an ensuite bathroom, well maintained communal gardens and a private garage. An ideal investment or home.

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BURLINGTON MANSIONS Perfect European designed one double bedroom apartment, 2 minutes walk to the beach. 1st home, lock up and leave holiday bolthole or strong investment at 5.63% gross yield-more income achievable via holiday letting. This is an absolutely stunning one bedroom apartment in an imposing block in an enviable location near the sea. Private parking and on site gym.

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INTERVIEW

AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW FLEMING-DUFFY FROM...

CHERRY MORTGAGE & FINANCE Your pick of the lot The news has been jam-packed with buzzwords like ‘Help to Buy’, ‘Low Interest’ and of course Britain’s favourite B word, ‘Brexit’, but scaretactics and corporate lingo aside, what is really going on in the world of finance? We met with ‘Matt FlemingDuffy’, owner of and acting broker for Cherry Mortgage & Finance, one sunlit morning to find out a little more about the mortgage market. With 20 years experience in the industry, Matt has some incredible insight into the ever-changing world of mortgages and a jolly good character to make what is arguably a dreary subject, thoroughly enjoyable and enriching. What makes you different from your competitors? Few brokerages offer advice on residential, buy-to-let, commercial mortgages and bridging loans. Here at Cherry Mortgage & Finance, we work with a wide range of lenders for residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, buy-to-let, development and bridging finance, and have a particular specialism in dealing with expats. That’s fairly unusual, certainly locally, even nationally; there aren’t many brokers that tread across all of those different territories. We like to think of ourselves as a hub for all kinds of clients. We can offer a wealth of information on all different kinds of lenders and products, so that our clients don’t have to check every bank they can think of to see how much they can borrow or what deals are out there.

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Moreover, I suppose our main competitors are the banks. You could walk into a bank and they’ll talk to you about their offers, their products, but here we have access to a wide range of lenders and their many products and we can select the most appropriate solution for each individual.

It can be an incredibly stressful time for those seeking a mortgage. Each lender is looking for a different set of criteria, a ‘checklist’ of what they do and don’t like and it can really feel like a minefield at some points. Even after you have obtained a mortgage in principal, they can still deny you based on the strangest of things. What our brokers do, where possible, is seek to fight your corner – sometimes disputing decisions made by the bank that we deem as unfair or unreasonable, which can be the fundamental distinction between you getting the house of your dreams. That must be handy for your customers, especially when you consider that a large portion of buyto-let clients probably started with a single residential mortgage… Absolutely, especially with the coming changes to taxation for buy-to-let mortgages. As of April next year, if you’re a higher-rate tax payer, your tax relief that is available for interest on buy-to-let mortgages is going to begin to be eroded, right up until 2020 when all you’re going to get is basicrate tax relief. Not only that, but we are expecting some current basic-rate tax payers are going to be bumped up into a higher-rate tax bracket. A possible way to circumvent that lies within the realms of ‘limited company buy-to-let’ mortgages. Point being, the buy-to-let market is about to get that little more complex, all the more reason to employ the help of a knowledgeable broker. There is no way we can leave this meeting without talking about the

‘Help to Buy’ scheme. I think for a lot of people it’s a minefield, can you explain the crucial details? We’re one of only two companies in the whole of Dorset who are on the ‘Help to Buy South West Panel’, (the government approved panel of advisors in this area). The original Help-to-Buy scheme was set-up by the previous chancellor ‘George Osborne’, to provide developers with the confidence to build and then sell more houses, because people simply couldn’t afford to buy new-builds. The government stepped in and offered an equity loan to those buying these houses from the developers. The buyer still needs to provide 5% of the total cost of the house, but the government will lend you a further 20% as an equity loan – at least that was phase one of the scheme. Then, people spoke out. They questioned why they couldn’t utilise the scheme on the open market? At this time most lenders weren’t lending 95% mortgages, so the government stepped in with a second ‘guarantee scheme’, offering financial support to the banks to enable them to lend more. Should the buyers default, the government would step in and assist. These two schemes caused public hysteria when the press started pumping out the news about this incredible new way to buy your own home. Suddenly ‘Help-to-Buy’ became a very recognisable brand, it was a huge success for the government. With this in mind, the government decided to transform the scheme into a centralised hub of information, so

that anyone looking for information on all government schemes which help you buy a property, such as Helpto-Buy, Shared Ownership and Rightto-Buy, could go firstly to the ‘Helpto-Buy’ website. Confusingly you still have the ‘Help-to-Buy’ schemes as separate entities, but for the most part it’s a hub for all schemes. The second phase of ‘Help-to-Buy’ we spoke about, the guarantee scheme, is due to expire on the 31st December 2016, but now many high-street lenders have decided to offer 95% mortgages. What is the ultimate difference between a boutique lender and a household name? In my opinion, not much! If you are saving or investing, you really need to know where your money is going, you need to know that it is protected. With banking you need to know that you can get access to your bank account, you need to know things like; have I got a local branch, are there plenty of ATMs around? Have they got a help center? etc. With a mortgage, you aren’t going to have much of a relationship with your lender other than when the direct debit goes out each month – what should be more important is whether the lender is going to lend, and if they give you the right product that’s who you should go with. If you are looking for a helping hand in your next mortgage, be it for your first home, your next or even a development project – get in touch with Matt and his stellar team at Cherry Mortgage & Finance. Get In Touch… a. Cherry Mortgage & Finance Ltd, 62 Basepoint, Aviation Business Park, Enterprise Close, Christchurch, BH23 6NX t. 01202 651 300 e. info@cherryfinance.co.uk


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HOW CLEAN ARE YOUR CARPETS? BIG changes have taken place in the manufacture of today’s carpets and carpet fabrics over the last few years, so the technology to clean them has also radically changed.

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SEASONS’ GREETINGS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR We would also like to offer some advice for moving in 2017... Below you will find a few tips to help you prepare and plan for a smooth and efficient move to your new home. • When advising your solicitor or conveyancer, please make sure that you ask them to allow plenty of time between exchange of contracts and completion. In fact, asking them to put a minimum two-week period into the contract is not a bad idea. Obviously, ask them for advice, but bearing in mind that utilities have to be notified and post re-directed, all of whom want anything from seven days to a month, the longer you can have between exchange and completion the better! • Contact your chosen removal companies to make an appointment for their surveyor to call. The appointment needs to be made in plenty of time, three to four weeks approximately before you intend to move is a good time to contact three or four removal companies in order to get your quotations. In busy periods it can be three or four days before a surveyor can visit you and sometimes, especially if you leave booking the appointment until you have exchanged contracts, your preferred moving date can already be booked up. • Once you have chosen your removal company and made a provisional booking, keep them up to date with how the process is moving along, especially if the date changes, and if you have any queries or worries about the actual removal, contact them; most professional removal companies are always happy to be of help and allay clients’ fears. • When actually booking the move make sure that your removers have all available mobile telephone numbers for the actual day of the move and get the foreman’s mobile on the day. Good communication always helps the day go smoothly, as well as plenty of cups of tea! • If it is within your budget, get the removal company to do the packing; they can do it much faster and should there be any breakages, they will be covered by insurance or companies liability. Should you wish to do your own packing, make sure you mark up all your boxes as to which rooms they are to go into and, if possible, what is in them, so that you can put your hands on the boxes that you need first, such as those containing cups, kettle, tea etc. Also, draw a floor plan of your new home and give it to the foreman so that everything can be put in the correct room.

Most markedly domestic carpet tufts have become denser so airflow is reduced, so traditional methods of cleaning leave the carpet wetter with increased dirt and detergent being left behind. Not ideal! However, here at EcoGroup we use only the most up to date technology designed to maximise cleaning performance on these new fabrics which no longer rely on airflow to clean or dry, so is ideal for all your carpets – be it in your home own home or commercial environment. Klaudia Karbowiak, Head of Eco’s Cleaning Division says: “We use the proven spray-extraction method to clean your carpets and with the added advantage of our revolutionary flexible suction tool, we can deep clean your carpets and leave only a market-leading 9% residual moisture. This means that carpets and upholstery are left almost completely dry, which reduces the risk of resoiling, enabling cleaned areas to be used again very quickly.” She adds, “The cleaning products we use with our equipment is a well trusted manufacturer established over 40 years ago. They also carry a royal warrant to the Queen.” Used with Eco’s spray-extraction adaptors, these chemicals dramatically increase the performance and productivity of the sprayextraction machine. The motor-driven roller brush increases clean performance by 35% compared to the standard cleans carpets more thoroughly and quickly than the standard extractor by deep-brushing the carpet to agitate and lift dirt from the fibres. Advantages of using EcoGroup’s Cleaning Division to clean your carpets: Equipment • Motor-driven roller brush which cleans carpets more thoroughly and quickly than standard floor tools • Built-in suction bar with cover to extract dirty water • Conforms to compliance EN 60355-2-68 electrical safety standard • Overload protection to avoid damage Cleaning chemicals • Pre-sprays • Safe but with high Ph powders or liquids • Environmentally friendly • Different types of stains removers • Spot removers • Eco-friendly products • Urine remover etc Environmentally Friendly - All chemicals used are rapidly and highly biodegradable and the odour neutralisers have been selected for their non-irritant qualities for those with sensitive noses and bronchial problems.

• Please give the driver clear directions to your new home and a street map if possible, especially if it is a new build property as the Post Code may not register on most Sat Navs. Well, that’s all for now, except to say that we hope you all enjoy the Festive Holidays... Look out for more tips next time, or take a look at our website www.pardyremovals.com

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LEADERS Back to Basics…

In a world where everything is moving at a million miles per hour, Leaders want to restore ‘a personal touch’. It’s strange; whilst in many ways technology has enabled us to expand our horizons, it has also presented more opportunities to hide behind a worldwide wall. With this in mind Leaders are encouraging clients to join them in a journey back to basics. We visited the team at Leaders in Poole, to find out how their approach to estate agency, really does make a difference. Michelle, Ian and Abbi took the time to tell us more. Leaders as a company make it their mission to get to know their clients, with this in mind, is there a particular protocol, and or a certain service you give to ensure that? Michelle: It’s all about building a rapport and sometimes it’s not all about ‘XYZ’, it’s about the little things that aren’t obvious. We take a very hands-on approach from the start; everything from valuations to writing up the property details, right through to actually getting the sale and that’s where the real work beings. So having the foundations in place with both vendor and buyer is so important.

We work hard behind the scenes to build and nurture relationships with both vendors and buyers.

Ian: I agree. Here, nothing get’s passed on to a third party, or a sales chaser. We are with you right from the very start; by your side until the day you get the keys to your new home and often even after completion – we love to hear from our clients. Abbi: I started working for Leaders in February I am amazed at what happens behind the scenes! You are dealing with such an array properties, vendors and buyers and each situation is unique and needs to be treated individually. Why Chose Leaders in Poole? Michelle: We pride ourselves on staying in regular communication with our clients and not just from the safety of our emails. We make an effort to hand deliver letters, make calls instead of emails, or encourage vendors/buyers to pop by the office for a chat over a cup of coffee – everything to assure the client that there is a face behind the name. It’s part of our mission to go back to basics, back to a time where communication was simpler and more personal. Abbi: We have a great office location, just off of Poole Quay. We receive a nice flow of people looking at the properties in the window and walking into the office. Just recently we had a gentleman who was walking by the office to go to the barbers; it turned out be a very expensive haircut, as he bought and sold a property through us. Ian: Sometimes time is of the essence, going that extra mile – hand collecting and delivering important documents from management companies, vendors and solicitors – can make all the difference to a sale completing. Should you visit your Estate Agent before going on the Market? Ian: Absolutely, it is a good test to see if you have chosen the correct Agent; to see if they will suit your individual needs and furthermore provide you with confidence that you will receive a personal, friendly service along with professional guidance.

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Michelle: I am encouraging prospective vendors to come and visit us at our office. What better way to meet the team that will be assisting you on a regular basis, throughout the sale of your home? And if that wasn’t enough, our coffee machine is pretty great too! Can On line Agents compete with High Street? Abbi: Would an online agent hand deliver property details to a prospective purchaser? I have not been in Estate Agency very long, but I know the answer would be ‘No’. I took the time to hand deliver details to a prospective purchaser who was looking to downsize, not only did they buy from us, they sold with us as well and are happily in their new home for Christmas. Ian: In a lot of cases online agents take their fees up front as they have already been paid, so the motivation to sell is immediately lost. We however, are only paid a fee once the property has exchanged, so you invest time and energy into each property. Its all a bit of a cycle really new things (online agents being one) are always coming along but we revel in it, it’s healthy to have competition. If you are looking for an agency with a keen eye for attention to detail, with agents who really truly know, and will get to know, their properties inside and out; then this is the team for you. With a wealth of local knowledge and with the backing and reputation of a national company, they can open so many doors for you. Hopefully with keys to your brand new home. Poole Lettings Office a. 154A High Street, Poole, BH15 1DN t. 01202 687000 Poole Sales Office a. 52 High Street, Poole, BH15 1BT t. 01202 330555 www.leaders.co.uk

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SELLING YOUR HOME

GOOD REASONS TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY THIS WINTER!! Whilst spring and summer are the busiest times to market your home, Winter is often the best time to sell. In winter there are less properties to compete with and only the more serious buyers on the hunt, it can be a good time to market your home. Here are some advantages of selling in the winter months: • With less properties on the market, competition between buyers is greater, which can result in achieving a higher sale price. • If you sell your property during the winter months, you are likely to be settled in your new home for Spring.

• The conveyancing process is likely to be completed before the busy summer months, which is usually the busiest time for conveyancing. • People looking for properties in the winter tend to be more serious and intentional buyers • The winter months can be the best for showcasing property features such as fireplaces, period features, and log burners. • The highest level of interest shown on Rightmove was in January 2016 – the nation spent the equivalent of 2000 years browsing on the website, resulting in maximum exposure for your property.

• Rightmove said that it had its busiest-ever days over Christmas and New Year. On Boxing Day, there were almost 31m page views, rising to 44m on December 30, when New Year hunters looked as though they were really hitting the sales. Call us on 01202 308880 for a free no obligation market appraisal, or if you would just like some advice about putting your property on the market. We would love to hear from you.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH...

PHILIPPA SOLE

Philippa Sole discusses her new business, sales, letting and finding the perfect property in BH13/14 What drove you to start your own business? I started my business because I wanted to offer my clients choice. I realised there had to be a middle ground between the traditional service and the online agents; allowing the client to choose the services they needed whilst giving them access to the professional advice, help and specialist knowledge to get the job done properly.

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I was getting frustrated with having to hand over to junior staff. How often have you engaged a professional because you bought into them, and then found they were just the ‘front guy’ and you never get to deal with them again? I knew that for the same competitive price as high-street agents I could provide a bespoke service; working with my clients personally from start to finish and going that extra mile to get the right result.

Talk me through your strapline… I set up my business because I knew I could offer more. When I sat down and thought about the added value I could offer my clients, it was those three elements: Transparent, Bespoke, Effective, that stood out to me. I have a very open and transparent fee structure, enabling clients to choose the level of service they require. I deal with all my clients personally delivering a high standard of personal service, which is bespoke to their requirements. I am very effective at what I do – as an experienced negotiator and problem solver, with over 17 years’ experience, I go that extra mile for my clients to get the desired result. Do you think not having a high-street office is a positive? Yes, very much so. Many of my clients are at ease in their own homes or enjoy informal surroundings and a decent coffee whilst we discuss business. Today’s modern world has gifted us


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the freedom and flexibility to work effectively wherever we choose, estate agency is no different in this respect. I maintain an office for formal meetings, but have no traditional shop window - it does little to enhance the sales process from a client’s perspective given that we are now in a digitally driven marketplace. Can I conduct business without a shop frontage? Absolutely, can I do it without a website, certainly not. It’s just a matter of adapting to the age we live in. Can you explain the rise in popularity of Search Agents? Certainly, in this area using a search agent is a huge advantage. Many of my clients are looking to relocate to the area and using a search agent ticks multiple boxes. As their search agent I am on the ground in the area they are looking at, abreast of all the latest news, well connected and acting solely in their interest. I am able to search for properties sometimes not yet on the market, attend initial viewings, draw up a short list and do a lot of legwork involved in finding the right property. Using a search agent saves a lot of stress and very often results in a better deal. Plus I am on hand to help introduce clients to the area, as well as give insights into prospective areas that perhaps clients would not be aware of until they have financially committed. For example; property history, surrounding areas, even little things such as bus routes, school catchments and good dog walking beaches!

What would you say is the hardest part of buying or selling property? Without doubt, getting the sale across the line. Although the new trend for homeowners and buyers to be more involved is a positive one, many people dramatically underestimate what is required to see a sale through to completion. Statistically one in three sales fall through. Due to the flexible nature of my business I can step in if clients experience problems, need support or require an effective mediator between all parties. A critical asset in getting to completion is access to a professional with determination, a gift for problem solving and a physical presence able to deliver documents and leverage long standing relationships. Most of the problems are solvable if somebody is prepared to put the effort in and I am. What are some of the pitfalls faced by landlords in the current market? This is a great market for landlords, but you must ensure that all your legal obligations are met. Landlords undertake a lot of responsibility, especially with the new rules surrounding the issuing of section 21 introduced in October 2015, as well as the new Right to Rent legislation that was introduced in February of this year. I am here to support the landlords of the properties I manage, ensuring that they are legally compliant and I regularly check on their properties to ensure all is well. It also helps to have

a property manager who lives and works in the area and whom can deal with personally and directly. Is there a ‘trick’ to successful letting? Not really, although matching the right tenants with the right property and the right landlord can go a long way. My interest is acutely focused on getting the right tenant for the right property. I deal with all my landlords directly, providing one knowledgeable and reliable point of contact. I see you have invested in technology, can you talk me through this? The software I have invested in enables me to deliver everything a high-street agency can and more, including a full complement of legislative resources. It’s a very impressive piece of kit, which I feel adds real value for my clients. For example, all my tenants are given access to an app called ‘Fix Flo’. With a few simple clicks, contractors are contacted for quotes, landlords or insurers are contacted for approval and tenants are kept up to date on the repairs process. Where do you stand on the news about prohibiting fees for letting agents? I think there has been a lot of discussion around the subject and unfortunately some unscrupulous letting agents have charged outrageous fees which is now going to be to the detriment of all agents. I personally feel that tenants should pay a fee or be charged for services, but the government and the regulating bodies should sit down and come up with a set fee that is fair and represents a price that covers the costs involved. Abolishing it is not realistic as there are genuine costs involved to agents.

You have a broad range of skillsets, which element of your work do you enjoy the most? I love the sale, I always have done. The thrill of valuing a property and knowing who will buy it before they do; taking a client to visit a property knowing they will love it – it has all the anticipation of watching a child open a Christmas present! It’s great when you really get to know clients. I love that some of my closest friends originally started as clients. I’ve know them before they had children, moved them as their children have grown-up and moved parents and siblings to the area. It’s just wonderful. What is the bigger picture for Pippa Sole? Unlike all my competitors, I only have one office and no desire to change this. I don’t want to expand because I enjoy dealing with all my clients personally. All my clients know that I will not be passing their work over to someone else, they will never have to deal with an ‘account manager’ or office junior, they deal with me from start to finish and I want it to stay that way. The bigger picture is the current picture; enjoying what I do, working with a few select clients and delivering a bespoke and personal service. Do you have a Christmas message for our readers? To all my clients and customers, thank-you for your on-going support and Happy Christmas! And for those of you who have asked me to keep my eyes open for that one special house, get in touch and update me with your requirements. Please visit www.philippasole.co.uk or contact me on 01202 747999

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HAROUR RISE, POOLE A STUNNING CONTEMPORARY HOME, DESIGNED AROUND BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF POOLE HARBOUR It is rare for properties to be so well

leads outside to the garden, via a

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room with feature LED lighting.

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highest possible standard.

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storage. Outside space is accessible via

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area and large ensuite. Downstairs

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HARBOUR RISE BLAKE HILL CRESCENT, LILLIPUT, POOLE PRICE ON APPLICATION PHILIPPA SOLE SALES, LETTING AND SEARCH AGENT 01202 747999 | 0779111797 www.philippasole.co.uk | pippa@philippasole.co.uk

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AN INTERVIEW WITH...

ARC ARCHITECTURE The Dorset Architectural Specialists with a Difference With a heritage tracking back over 40 years, Anders Roberts Cheer has grown into a prolific architectural practice. Offering an exceptionally wide range of services, from large-scale residential projects, to personalised home designs and conversions; ARC’s breadth of prestige is unprecedented. Also at their core is an inspired commitment to design, commercial viability and planning constraints, which has built them an enviable reputation for securing approvals and optimising the development of any site or building. As they took time out of their busy schedule, we spoke to the two owners of the innovative firm – James Roberts and Bradley Cheer - about inspiration, their unique design process and how they’ve become one of Dorset’s leading architectural firms. How has ARC grown in the last decade? James: ARC Architecture has organically progressed from 25 years ago. Things have developed significantly over the past 10 years. In particular, we’ve increased the

amount of work we do with local property developers. Bradley: As a practice we are quite unusual in that most local architectural practices offer just one type of residential development and house style, whereas we have specialisms in a wide variety of areas. We work on everything from large scale housing layouts for the likes of Barrettes and Hobourne, to one-off 20,000 square foot houses for private clients, so there is a wide spectrum of residential projects. What is key to your ethos at ARC? Bradley: We pride ourselves on being the most prolific and the most commercially aware architectural practice in the district. When we are given a site to appraise, we will not only develop an esthetically pleasing design that stand the maximum chance of gaining planning approval, but we’ll also extract the most possible value from the site for our developer clients. We are also proud to have gained more planning consents than any other individual practice in Dorset during 2016.

Where does your passion for architecture come from? Bradley: As long as I can remember – ever since I was a child – I’ve wanted to design buildings. James: My earliest recollection was sat at a drawing board at the age of 3. I knew architecture was always what I would end up doing. My father was an architect, so that’s really where it came from. What’s your creative process when working on a project? James: The Internet is an incredible source, giving immediate access to millions of different approaches. We always try to apply a bespoke approach and pride ourselves on not retaining a house style. Many architectural practices want to make it clear that the structure that they have designed is theirs, but we are rather more reactionary to the context of the area and the client’s brief.

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Bradley: We take the client’s brief and work hard to ensure the very best for each individual project. For example, if a client is seeking a Georgian style of development, we will research that style thoroughly so that we’re able to develop a truly authentic project. In the conception process, it’s often helpful if clients bring in images


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How is your team set up to carry this out? Bradley: We split the team into three: building regulations, planning and drawing and our admin unit. James: Within the team, we are dedicated to submitting and managing planning applications carefully. We work closely with local authorities to make sure our proposals are running smoothly. We’re especially reactive to any changes that crop up along the way. Even if these changes are major, we make sure we deal with them in the application stage so that plans are approved effectively. Because of the rigorous steps we take, the vast majority of our proposals are accepted first time. Contact us on: t. 01202 479919 e. enquiries@andersrobertscheer.co.uk w. www.andersrobertscheer.co.uk a. ARC Architecture Ltd, Chapel Studios, 14 Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1EP Words by Ben Dickenson Bampton

of what they like. These might be interior details such as staircases and doors they like, as well as structural preferences. We then take this inspiration and put it together to create a cohesive final project. Is there a favourite project to date? James: Our favourite project is the next one. We’re constantly looking to evolve and become better at what we do. ARC Architecture is a name we hear often, with your business referenced frequently by other architects and developers in the area. What standards have you set to enable this level of reputation and confidence? James: We certainly follow rigid protocols that are friendly to residential property developers. We take on board any initial problems and iron them out at the design stage, which residential developers really appreciate. Bradley: We also have a strong commercial awareness. We pay realistic attention to building costs and the market, so that we are able to maximise the profit potential for our clients. We design our properties not only to look attractive, but also to ensure that they are cost effective to construct without watering down the design during the construction phase.

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The Mortgage Explorer is your one stop shop for access to the whole mortgage market, both in the UK and internationally, including insurance packages and specialist independent mortgage advice. For more information talk to a member of our team: t. 01425 627511 e. office@themortgageexplorer.co.uk w. www.themortgageexplorer.co.uk

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The most desirable of their saunas is the incredibly exclusive ‘Clear Red Cedar Barrel Sauna’, available in 3 different sizes (as well as made to measure enquiries) it’s a perfect component for any size home/garden. Beyond being extremely relaxing, these uniquely shaped saunas make an attractive feature piece too. You can of course opt for a modern square sauna made from fir and western red cedar (should you want to tuck it neatly away), which can also be bought in a variety of different sizes. All saunas can be customised with LED lights, custom shelves/ benches and an abundance of other special features. Our advice; don’t wait for the summer. Do as the Scandinavians do and create your very own palace of tranquillity, at home.

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We search every available lender on the market to find the right product for you Call 01202 937 444 www.homelinemortgages.co.uk Your initial mortgage consultation is obligation free. We charge a fee of up to 1% of the amount to be borrowed. Our typical fee is £495. Fees may vary depending on your circumstances and mortgage loan amount. This will be discussed and agreed before you make a mortgage application. Our broker fee is payable in two stages, the first £295 is payable once we have submitted your mortgage application, the remaining balance will become due once your mortgage offer has been issued. We may receive commission from the mortgage lender in addition to the fee we have charged you, which we will also retain. All fees will be disclosed on the Key Facts Illustrations you will receive relating to your chosen mortgage.

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SELLING YOUR HOME

THE COUNTDOWN TO MOVING DAY Preparation and planning is the key to any move, so use our handy guide to work through the list of things to do before the big day. Six weeks before your move • Start de-cluttering. Don’t waste money paying to have stuff you never use moved to your new property. This is the time to throw out anything that you have never used. If you pack early then your removal company will have a better idea of how many boxes you have and will give a more accurate price. • Decide on whether to are going to move yourself or use a removal company. If removal company get at least 3 quotes. Book early so you can get the removal company of your choice. A good removal company can be booked up months in advance. • Start researching your local area by use of local newspapers, reading blogs or community sites. Check your home insurance policy to make sure you are covered from the day to move in. Four weeks before your move • If you are packing yourself order and have delivered your packing boxes. • Book extra storage if required. • If you have any parking restrictions at either address, contact the local authorities or neighbours to arrange parking arrangement suspensions. A removal van can be the same size as a double decker bus and needs extra space for manoeuvring into position. • Notify the relevant utility companies of your departure. Two weeks before your move • Have your car(s) serviced, particularly if you are moving long distance. Arrange for someone to look after children and pets if possible. • If you are moving long distance and need a hotel for the night book early especially in the summer months. • De-register from your doctor. You don’t need to tell your GP you are moving but it will help in terms of administration and transferring your records.

• Notify your newspaper and milkman that you will be moving and arrange a date for the service to stop. Start running down freezer foods. One week before your move • Confirm arrival time and final arrangements with your removal company including directions or postcode of your new property and any access issues • Arrange for the professional disconnection of gas cookers, washing machines or any other appliances you are taking with you. • Start dismantling any flat pack furniture. • Contact locksmiths and arrange them to fit new locks to your property Three days before your move • Do last minute laundry. • Any spare keys should be clearly labelled and left where they will be seen on moving day. • Make up a box of refreshments and essential items for your first few days – such as toilet roll, light bulbs, tea making equipment, scissors, toiletries, pen and paper, torch, first aid kit, a few pieces of basic cutlery, crockery, corkscrew and of course a bottle of champagne! Two days before your move • Defrost and dry out your fridge / freezer. • Pack valuables and documents and put them in a safe place. Do not pack these in a box but place in car with you for easy access. • Make a list of contact details i.e. Solicitors, Estate Agent, Mortgage Broker. • Confirm with your estate agents or landlord when you will be getting the keys to your new property. One Day before your move • All packing should be done apart from essentials items in the kitchen and bathroom. Don’t forget

to leave out the kettle and tea making items including bedding to sleep on for the 1st night. • Charge your mobile phone, as you will need it tomorrow • Do a final check of cupboards, the loft, sheds so that nothing is left behind. Moving Day • Welcome your removal team and show them all items that are going and anything that is staying. • Drop the children off or organise a corner of the lounge with some of their toys and a few treats. Older children may want specific tasks such as packing up their own personal box. • Do a final clean of the house. • Make a note of all meters readings. • Do a final walk round of property including garage and garden. • Lock all windows and doors and leave any information which may be useful to the new occupier i.e. where is the stopcock, electric/gas meter, fuse box. At your new home • Make sure all services - electric, water and gas – are working. • Put the kettle on for your removal team when they arrive. Moving is thirsty business! Aim to be there when your removal team arrives so you can show them where you would like items and boxes to go. • Make sure your locksmith arrives to change the locks • When your removal team have finished. Check the inside of the van thoroughly; it is your responsibility to make sure all of your belongings are removed. • Don’t try and unpack everything today. • Order in a takeaway, enjoy a glass of champagne and relax

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Congratulations to George who has won the Children In Need bear! All the money raised has been donated to Children In Need, Churchfield would like to thank everyone that participated and for their generous donations.

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Extensions • Alterations • New Dwellings • Residential Development • Indus

These are just a few of the hundreds of schemes we have designed and planned in the Bournemouth and Poole area over the last 30 years.

Boscombe Overcliff. Luxury flats.

Southbourne. New clifftop bungalow.

Lorne Park Road, Bournemouth. Just completed.

Branksome Park. House renovation.

Canford Cliffs. Major house extension.

Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. Under construction.

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- Carolyn Churchill I initially went with Purplebricks purely on price. They were far cheaper than any local agencies and my house would be advertised on all the same websites. However, I have got to say I was pleasantly surprised at the service they gave me. I had a local agent that came out - he was fantastic. Down to earth, no hard sell, not your typical estate agent at all. He explained everything in really simple terms, took pictures, did floor plan etc all in one visit. The property was on the internet the next day. I had a full asking price offer in the first week. My estate agent Sid was on hand to give me advice when I needed it but left me alone if I didn’t. I felt I could call or email him at any time. I was also impressed with the feedback from the viewings I had from the Purplebricks website - they all found it user friendly. I was dreading selling my family home after my divorce but I have got to say Purplebricks made the whole thing much easier than I expected. - Mrs MacEwan

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A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous views over the harbour towards the PurbeckSTREET Hills. This apartment STRAND £135,000 is situated on the third floor and • Intercom System • One Bedroom Apartment secure parking and a balcony. • Close to Poole Quay •has Fitted Kitchen

This exquisite three bedroomed, four storey character property situated in the heart of Poole Old TownLIFEBOAT conservation QUAY area.The AQUA, £524,950 building is understood to date • Extensive Terrace • Penthouse Apartment the mid 1800’s. • Two Allocated Parking Spaces •from En-Suite Shower Room

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WESTERN DESIGN ARCHITECTS We interviewed ‘Jonathan Turvey’, an Architect and Director from pioneering architectural practice ‘Western Design Architects’, to find out a little more about the company and the talented people who work there… How and when did the company start? We’ve just celebrated 30 years of Western Design, something we are very proud of. The practice started in Phil Easton’s garden shed after securing a commission to design a block of 22 flats in Shaftesbury in 1986, and we haven’t looked back since. We’ve experienced steady growth over the years which I believe has been key to our longevity - something that has given us great pedigree and heritage. We’re also an RIBA Chartered Practice and also a Conservation Practice with 19 members of staff so we’re probably one of the largest architectural practices in Dorset with many awards and accolades, but luckily we’ve now moved out of Phil’s shed.

What lead you to a career in Architecture? An interest in how things are made. I probably first started looking at buildings as a child, exploring stately homes and chateaux in France and Italy with my parents each summer holidays, something which gave me an appreciation of quality materials and good detailing. This also meant experiencing the urban design of European cites, towns and villages. The wonderful formal and informal spaces, focal points, place to sit and watch time go by. I was fascinated by how you could read how each space had developed over the years. Each region has its own distinct character and vernacular, no doubt influenced to their setting - be that rocky hill tops or low lying forest areas leading you down to the coast. I was inspired to create something that would contribute to this history and inspire others. With this and an abundance of Lego, it’s perhaps not a surprise that I became an Architect.

What drives you to succeed? Having undertaken a minimum of seven years training before qualifying as an architect, you need to have self-belief, conviction and ultimately, motivation. Through our work and training we are continually learning, and we need that motivation to develop ourselves into better designers. The work of others remains a source of inspiration including my colleagues, fellow industry professionals and designers. Be that in construction, yacht design or fashion; the work constantly coming out of the creative industry is fascinating. Each of us has something to offer and in turn learn from each other and it’s this that excites me. We probably learn at least one new thing from each project which we can then refine and utilise on other projects to inspire a fresh approach.

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Each client and project also provides an opportunity to explore new and innovative solutions. Creating something from nothing with an inspired client and brief is a huge responsibility and a great motivator. Working with clients to offer or deliver something they didn’t know they could have or envisaged is a real joy and testament to our team’s talent.


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Are there any future plans for the company? We are continually seeking out new opportunities. Over the last couple of years we were exploring avenues to work abroad and were appointed for a new family house in Dublin and a lakeside house on Vancouver Island. But over the next twelve months we are looking to expand our Residential portfolio here in the UK. There are many opportunities closer to home that we have yet to explore and are ideally suited to our services.

t. 01258 830675 e. info@westerndesign.co.uk w. westerndesignarchitects.com a. 12 The Granary, Hinton Business Park,Tarrant Hinton DT11 8JF

What makes WDA unique? Many practices have an office style something that clearly works for many - but we pride ourselves on taking each project on its own merits, with a view to providing a new exciting solution for each client. We also believe in collaborative working throughout the office, which for example allows ideas from our commercial or education projects to feed into the design of our residential projects. As an RIBA Conservation Practice we have significant experience working with historic and listed buildings. Our projects include not only alterations and modifications to older properties but also the introduction of new developments within a historic setting. We’ve have built a diverse range of both contemporary and traditional architecture and we find our website is a very useful tool for potential new clients to use as a source of inspiration as it showcases this diversity. Having a portfolio of work spanning 30 years also brings with it a wealth of experience, ideas and confidence for our clients - something I believe they find reassuring, be they a home owner seeking a modest extension or a developer working with communities to provide urban design solutions.

Tell us a little about your team? We are a friendly and approachable group of professionals who tend to share the same ideology. The award winning team comprises of several Architects, Architectural Assistants, Interior Designers, Technicians and Administrative staff but we each have an appreciation for quality design and a general aspiration to improve our surroundings. In everything we design we aim to enjoy what we do which I believe comes across the quality of work we produce. We work in an open plan office within a converted farm courtyard in the Dorset countryside and we encourage our clients to visit us here to get an instant flavour for our style. It’s important that our staff enjoy their working environment. Members of the team frequently bring their dogs into the office for the day and enjoy lunchtime walks no matter what the weather. It’s also a welcome distraction for all staff at times. We also encourage staff to develop their own personal interests outside of the office be that hover crafting, horse riding or simply playing squash. There are three yacht owners in the office, two of which regularly race out of Poole Yacht Club throughout the summer, crewed mainly by current and ex WDA staff. There is a low turnover of staff with many returning to our practice after gaining experience elsewhere.

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We sat down with one of Dorset’s top young businessman Bradley Williams, MD at Unique Group, for his advice on how to keep your homes and businesses protected this winter and to see how the launch of his latest venture, Unique Tech Solutions, is going.

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Thanks for sitting down with us Bradley, how are things going at Unique House? Things are going well thank you. We’re in a good place at Unique Fire & Security, coming to the end of our best year to date and finalising expansion plans moving into a new unit in the New Year to sustain growth. We’ve also just launched Unique Tech Solutions, our new smart home automation brother company, which does everything technical from new smart heating systems to full home cinema installations. It’s an exciting time at the company and we’re looking forward to an even bigger 2017.

And the Fire & Security side of things, what’s in store for the coming year? Unfortunately, there won’t be much rest and recuperation over the festive period for us. We’ve just acquired a competitor’s customer database in North Dorset, which will extend the reach of our engineers, and we’ll be on the lookout for another engineer or two to join the team at Unique soon to cover the maintenance inspections on those systems. Aside from that, we’ll be focusing on our core services and introducing a new customer services infrastructure to deal with both new enquiries and our existing customers too. It’s all happening!

You mentioned your new venture Unique Tech Solutions, how did this come about? It came about quite naturally really. When we go into homes and businesses to install Burglar Alarms, CCTV Cameras and Door Entry Systems, we would often get requests for technical installations too. So we partnered with global industry expert, Paul Barnett, who has over 20 years experience, a full range of accreditations in hand, and contacts

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UPTON | £134,950 • Refurbished Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Modern Kitchen & Bathroom

UPTON | £290,000

POOLE | £210,000 • First Floor Apartment • Views Of Poole Park Lake • Two Double Bedrooms

• Modern Kitchen • No Forward Chain • Close To Town

• Driveway & Garage • South Facing Garden • No Forward Chain

POOLE | £354,950

POOLE | £299,950 • Modern Town House • Over Three Floors • Four Bedrooms

• Detached Family Bungalow • Popular Location • Three Bedrooms

• Kitchen/Diner • No Forward Chain • Keen To Sell

• Extended Detached Family Home • Three Bedrooms • Stunning Kitchen/Diner/Family Room • South Facing Garden • Separate Reception Room • Popular School Catchments

Residential sales | Lettings | Mortgages | Land & New Homes | Auctions


Westbourne Office 01202 765 995

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WESTBOURNE | £210,000 • 2 Double Bedroom Apartment • Ground Floor • No Chain

WESTBOURNE | £210,000 • Parking Area • Double Glazing • Lounge Overlooking Gardens

WESTBOURNE | £309,000 • Spacious 2nd Floor Apartment • 3 Double Bedrooms • Master Ensuite

• Parking • No Chain • EPC B

LOWER PARKSTONE | £500,000 • Garage And Parking • New Lease • EPC D

WESTBOURNE | £670,000 • 5 double bedrooms • Spacious family home • Secluded sunny courtyard

• Top Floor Flat • 2 Double Bedrooms • Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen

• Detached Family Home • 4 Double Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Shower Room And Bathroom

BRANKSOME PARK | £899,950 • Large lounge sitting room • Large kitchen/breakfast room • EPC D

• 5 double bedrooms • Character features • Study

• Flexible accommodation • Garden • EPC TBA

Residential sales | Lettings | Mortgages | Land & New Homes | Auctions


Upton Branch 01202 622101 7 The Triangle, Upton, Poole, Dorset BH16 5PG upton@greysestateagents.co.uk

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E S TAT E & L E T T I N G A G E N T S

CORFE MULLEN

£319,950

A well presented and extended detached bungalow situated close to local favoured schools. With two double bedrooms, ‘L’ shaped kitchen/ dining room and Southerly facing rear garden. Wood burning stove | detached garage | off road parking

Upton Branch 01202 622101

HAMWORTHY £600,000

UPTON

A detached chalet bungalow with harbour views, three/four bedrooms, two en-suites, 39ft conservatory leading to the level garden with direct access to Hamworthy Park.

This Mediterranean style town house benefits from a roof terrace overlooking Lytchett Bay with three bedrooms, en-suite to master, conservatory and garage/car port.

Informal tender 21st December | viewing highly recommended

£252,500

Versatile accommodation | gas central heating | additional courtyard

Upton Branch 01202 622101

Upton Branch 01202 622101

UPTON

£309,950

A vacant detached house situated up a private driveway with three bedrooms, ‘L’ shaped lounge/dining room, utility room and single garage. Within Upton school catchments | off road parking | enclosed rear garden

Upton Branch 01202 622101

UPTON

£259,950

OLD TOWN POOLE £339,950

With two double bedrooms, off road parking and four piece bathroom, this detached bungalow is well presented and modern throughout. Level plot | vacant possession | viewing recommended

Situated in the town centre, this end of terrace house has three double bedrooms, well maintained grounds and share of freehold.

Upton Branch 01202 622101

Upton Branch 01202 622101

Garage in a block | en-suite to master | convenient location


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PARKSTONE

£74,950

Retirement flat for the over 65’s. Lounge/dining room, kitchen and shower room. Communal lounge and laundry room. House manager and care-line, communal gardens and off road parking. One double bedroom | Secure phone entry | Lift in block

Parkstone Branch 01202 710001

PARKSTONE

£159,950

OAKDALE £299,950

Bright and airy top floor flat situated in North Road, Parkstone. Spacious lounge / dining room, kitchen and a modern bathroom.

Spacious detached bungalow situated in the popular Oakdale area of Poole comprising good size lounge/dining room, modern kitchen with breakfast room, family bathroom and useful loft room.

Two double bedrooms | Private resident parking | Close to Ashley Cross

Three double bedrooms | Southerly rear garden | Off road parking

Parkstone Branch 01202 710001

Parkstone Branch 01202 710001

KINSON

£250,000

Newly built detached bungalow with open plan kitchen and living area situated in St. Marks Road in Kinson. Two double bedrooms | Ample off road parking | No forward chain

Parkstone Branch 01202 710001

PARKSTONE

£249,950

PARKSTONE £169,950

Detached bungalow in sought after location. Two reception rooms, kitchen and bathroom. Rear garden with summer house and garage.

Beautifully presented purpose built ground floor garden flat sold with a new lease, refurbished throughout. ‘Ikea’ kitchen, gas central heating, UPVC double glazing.

Two double bedrooms | Views of parkland | Off road parking

Two bedrooms | Front and rear gardens | Ideal first time buy

Parkstone Branch 01202 710001

Parkstone Branch 01202 710001


SALES 01202 778855 LETTINGS 01202 737755

FROST AND CO PROFESSIONAL SALES AND LETTINGS, WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON Following another successful year for our sales and lettings offices we require more properties for waiting buyers and tenants Call today for your FREE, no obligation market appraisal Covering all aspects of your property needs • Experienced sales and letting teams Buy to let advice • Land and New homes • Residential property management Sales office open seven days a week • Professional photographs • Team multi listing service 01202 778855 | parkstone@frostandco.net | 2 Station Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB 01202 737755 | poolelettings@frostandco.net | 32 Wessex Road, Lower Parkstone, BH14 8BQ


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Open 7 days a week Professional photography WHITECLIFF £735,000 A beautifully presented four double bedroom, three bathroom,three storey detached family home benefiting from a southerly rear garden. Situated in the favoured Lilliput first and Baden Powell middle school catchment areas within a popular road in Whitecliff.

ASHLEY CROSS £765,000 A beautifully appointed three double bedroom, three bathroom chalet with a double garage. The property is located in Ashley Cross village centre within walking distance of Poole Park and local shops. Viewing comes highly recommended.

LOWER PARKSTONE £235,000 A modern two bedroom end terrace house situated in an off road position close to the recreational amenities of Ashley Cross and within a short walk of Poole Park. No forward Chain

HECKFORD PARK £265,000

LOWER PARKSTONE £750,000

A well presented three bedroom, two reception room Victorian house with west facing rear garden and a garage. Situated in a popular road just a short distance from Poole town centre with its shopping facilities and transport links. The beaches at Sandbanks are also nearby.

A contemporary five double bedroom detached chalet house situated on a popular road in the heart of Lower Parkstone, within walking distance of Ashley Cross village. Finished to a high standard throughout, the property makes for an ideal family home, within Courthill & Baden Powell School catchment.

01202 778855 | Parkstone@frostandco.net Poole Office: 2 Station Road, Lower Parkstone Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB

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LILLIPUT £895,000

PARKSTONE £159,950

LOWER PARKSTONE £659,950

A STUNNING four bedroom four bathroom detached family home set in the popular area of LILLIPUT enjoying an array of independent shops restaurants and award winning patisserie. Also home to Salterns Marina.

A two double bedroom first floor apartment with a garage located in close proximity to the amenities of Ashley Road and a short distance from Ashley Cross village centre. Ideal first time buy or investment. Internal viewing comes highly recommended. No forward chain.

A spacious and well presented four bedroom, two reception room detached chalet bungalow situated in one of Lower Parkstone’s most popular roads. The property is located within the Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment and viewing is recommended.

LILLIPUT £535,000 An attractive and spacious four bedroom three bathroom semi detached family home with a garage and garden cabin located close to Lilliput village centre and within walking distance of Poole Harbour and Evening Hill viewpoint. The property is located in the Lilliput and Baden Powell School catchment.

POOLE/LOWER PARKSTONE £310,000 LOFT STYLE APARTMENT - A beautiful, newly created two double bedroom two bathroom luxury duplex apartment ith a roof terrace located opposite Poole Park and within walking distance of Ashley Cross. The property has been interior designed and is available now for occupation

01202 778855 | Parkstone@frostandco.net Poole Office: 2 Station Road, Lower Parkstone Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB

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Open 7 days a week Professional photography POOLE £400,000 A choice of 3 brand new stunning 3 bedroom 3 bathroom (all en suite) luxury detached houses (2 with garages), located in a quiet cul de sac adjacent to Hatch Pond. Poole, Broadstone and Wimborne Town are all within short driving distance.

LOWER PARKSTONE £550,000 LARGE GARDEN - HUGE POTENTIAL TO EXTEND. An attractive three bedroom detached family home with a south facing rear garden in excess of 100’. The property is located in the Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment and is within walking distance of Ashley Cross.

CANFORD HEATH £299,950 A three bedroom LINK DETACHED FAMILY HOME situated the favoured PINE RIDGE area of Canford Heath located within a quiet cul-de-sac. The property is offered in good condition and sits within an excellent school catchment area.

LOWER PARKSTONE FROM £525,000 OPEN HOUSE EVERY SATURDAY 10am to 12pm A spacious brand new LUXURY 3 bedroom 2 bathroom (ensuite) semi detached house built by Harry J Palmer, set in a quiet cul de sac. Located within WALKING DISTANCE of Ashley Cross.

01202 778855 | Parkstone@frostandco.net Poole Office: 2 Station Road, Lower Parkstone Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB

LILLIPUT £335,000 Located on a hilltop overlooking Poole Harbour this is an impeccably presented two double bedroom luxury ground floor apartment with a south facing terrace enjoying panoramic, far reaching Poole Harbour and Purbeck views. Viewing comes highly recommended.

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A great big thank you! To all of our vendors, landlords, tenants and buyers for making 2016 another truly successful year for both our sales and lettings offices, because of you we remain the number 1 Estate Agent for new instructions and sales in Lower Parkstone. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year from all at Frost & Co. www.frostandco.net


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Christchurch

£575,000

West Moors

£450,000

Poole

£800,000

Five bedroom character detached house in Twynham catchment. Also an attached self-contained one bedroom annexe property. Conservatory and a summerhouse/workshop. Setting of St Catherine’s Hill for walks. [Energy Rating: F]

Attractive three bedroom detached family bungalow. Two reception rooms, two double bedrooms and one single. Recently re-decorated. Single garage with a greenhouse in the rear garden. Viewing recommended. [Energy Rating: D]

Four bedroom chalet with direct sea views, also benefitting three reception rooms, two en-suite bedrooms, rear garden and double garage. [Energy Rating: D]

Christchurch Office 01202 483344

Ferndown Office 01202 893861

Poole Office 01202 673977

Poole

£360,000

Avon Castle

£875,000

Southbourne

£400,000

Three bedroom detached bungalow situated on a corner plot also comprising of en-suite to master, dual aspect lounge, conservatory, garage and off road parking. [Energy Rating: D]

An impressive five bedroom, five reception room extended family home set within the desirable area of Avon Castle boasting a mature plot of nearly an acre. The property further benefits from a garage for multiple vehicles and workshop. [Energy Rating: C]

Four bedroom well presented semi detached house. Open plan kitchen/diner with central island, conservatory, ground floor cloakroom, enclosed rear garden. Off road parking for three cars. [Energy Rating: D]

Poole Office 01202 673977

Ringwood Office 01425 472311

Southbourne Office 01202 423281

Verwood

£290,000

Bournemouth

£290,000

Bournemouth

OIEO £390,000

A two double bedroom ground floor flat in very good condition throughout. Fully fitted kitchen, good size lounge and en suite to master bedroom, communal gardens and own entrance. [Energy Rating: G]

A well presented detached bungalow. Accommodation consists of lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, three bedrooms, bathroom and a separate cloakroom. There is a good size garden with garage. [Energy Rating: D]

A sizable detached family home in a great location. This property has an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner fantastic for social/family gatherings. Off road parking and a good size rear garden. [Energy Rating: D]

Verwood Office 01202 824111

Winton Office 01202 525411

Winton Office 01202 525411

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


SALES & LETTINGS

KINGS PARK | £230,000

WALLISDOWN | £249,950

ENSBURY PARK | £260,000

ENSBURY PARK | £290,000

WINTON | £299,950

EAST HOWE | £340,000

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FRIAR’S CLIFF – SEA VIEWS

PRICE £950,000

A modern detached family house positioned on one of the finest plots in the area with magnificent sea views and within a short walk of the beach.

IN U ST N OR ED FUF W E C ER R TI O N

Sitting Room with Terrace overlooking Sea | Dining Room | Five Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Double Garage

EAST CLIFF – SEA VIEWS

TOWN CENTRE – EXCELLENT SEA VIEWS

A spacious sixth floor three bedroom apartment located on the south west side of this popular freehold block with balcony and good sea views.

A large 11th floor south facing three bedroom, two bathroom apartment with two balconies and stunning sea views located with a very short walk to the Town Centre, Pier Approach and Beach

Two Lifts | Caretaker | Private Gate to Overcliff | Secure U/G Parking | Share of Freehold

Excellent Storage | Two Lifts | Porterage | Dining Room with 2nd Balcony | Secure Parking

PRICE £425,000

PRICE £439,950

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DIRECT WATER ACCESS - POSSIBLE DOUBLE PLOT

PRICE £1.75 MILLION

A truly stunningly located double width plot with direct water frontage and deep water mooring, facing south west on the shores overlooking Poole Harbour to the Arne Peninsula and taking in the backdrop of the Purbeck Hills and Corfe Castle.

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Within a short distance of the renowned Sandbanks Peninsula | Truly Enchanting Setting | Current Accommodation 3/4 bed Chalet Bungalow | Slipway into Harbour

SANDBANKS

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£4,500,000


CANFORD CLIFFS

LOWER PARKSTONE

• A highly sophisticated and individualistic abode • State of the art contemporary living • Completed in 2014 to an exceptional design by an award-wining architect

• A stylish contemporary family home • Views over Parkstone Golf course and Harbour glimpses • Three reception rooms and four bedrooms

PRICE £2,350,000

PRICE £1,150,000

BRANKSOME PARK

SANDBANKS

• Situated in one of the most exclusive roads in Branksome Park • Approximately three quarters of an acre of secluded grounds • Versatile accommodation to include 5/6 Bedrooms, 6/7 Reception rooms

• Beautifully refurbished and stylish apartment • Open plan kitchen/dining/living room and three bedrooms • Communal roof terrace with views across the Peninsula

PRICE £2,350,000

PRICE £549,950

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LONDON • KNIGHTSBRIDGE TOWN • COUNTRY • WATERSIDE • EQUESTRIAN

WIMBORNE £800,000 Large detached family home • Annex potential • Stunning garden Set of approx 0.5 Acres • located in Wimborne • Fantastic local schools Sweeping drive with amble off road parking • Must view

HORTON £650,000 Stunning cottage • Home and income potential Private annex which has been let out for holiday lets Beautiful views • Three bedrooms • Ample off road parking

FERNDOWN £525,000 Annex potential • No forward chain • Four double bedrooms • New build Four car garage / work shop • Fantastic outdoor accommodation ideal for running a business from home • 60ft × 40ft South East facing garden Walking distance to Ferndown town centre • Set on an oversized plot

DUDSBURY AVENUE £700,000 Four Double Bedrooms • Stunning Rear Garden • Ample off road parking Garage • Large lounge & Separate Dining Room • Spacious Kitchen/Breakfast room • Annex Potential • Superb Location • MUST VIEW

WEST MOORS £530,000 Five bedrooms • Two receptions • Detached chalet bungalow Four bathrooms • 18’ kitchen diner • UPVC conservatory Southerly aspect rear garden • Recently modernised Ample off road parking • Detached double garage • No forward chain

FERNDOWN £475,000 Stunning family home • 4/5 bedrooms with master en- suite Wow factor Kitchen family room • Large living room with feature open fire Off road parking • Garage • Beautiful rear garden

01202 877 123 14 Victorian Road • Ferndown • Dorset • BH22 9HZ 26 Cadogan Square • London • SW1X 0JP

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LONDON • KNIGHTSBRIDGE TOWN • COUNTRY • WATERSIDE • EQUESTRIAN

AVON PLACE £2,999,500 60ft of direct river frontage • Fishing rights • 21st century home • Multiple living options • 7500 Square foot • Stunning views • Private location

ARROWSMITH ROAD £2,775,000 Charming cottage • Lovingly extended • Five bedrooms • Master and guest bedrooms with en-suites • Three reception rooms • Conservatory • Games room • Additional self contained accommodation • Set in approximately 5 acres • Arboretum, lake & tennis court • Range of outbuildings • Double garage • Approximately 6902 sq ft

ARROWSMITH ROAD £2,850,000 Stunning detached house • Set on approx 5.8 acres • indoor swimming pool • Sauna/steam room • Cinema room • Tennis court • Underfloor heating throughout • 6 superb bedrooms with 4 leading to bespoke en-suites 4 reception room • Show room kitchen • Double garage • Ample off road parking

BLANDFORD FORUM £1,095,000 5 Bedroom detached house • 5 en-suite bathrooms • 5 reception rooms Kitchen/breakfast room • 4 car garage with fitness suite above Large landscaped grounds of approx. 1 acre

If you are thinking of selling your property in 2017, please do not hesitate in calling the St Quintin property group for a FREE market appraisal with one of their experienced directors. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the St Quintin Property Group team.

01202 877 123 14 Victorian Road • Ferndown • Dorset • BH22 9HZ 26 Cadogan Square • London • SW1X 0JP

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THINKING OF AN EXTENSION - PART 2? Mark Cook of MC Plan & Site Services, explains the Building Control procedure and how Approved Inspectors can help:. 1. Pre Application Consultation We strongly recommend that you engage our Building Control Service regarding Pre Application advice at the earliest time during the design stage, particularly with larger schemes. All applications are equally important to us irrespective of the scale of the project and MC Plan & Site Services will endeavour to offer essential practical and effective advice regarding compliance with the Building Regulations. 2. Application Submission A completed application form should be accompanied by the following: • 25% of the quoted fee if not paid online • A 1:1250 site plan • A copy of the architectural drawings • Structural engineering drawings where applicable • In respect of all works other than domestic, an additional set of architectural drawings will be required in order to carry out consultations with outside agencies. • Upon receipt of all necessary documentation the application will be registered on the company’s database and an Initial Notice will be sent on the applicant’s behalf to the relevant Local Authority Building Control Department, informing them that MC Plan and Site Services Ltd will be responsible for the Building Control Service. • This must be done within 5 working days of any commencement of works. • It is also at this stage that a service level agreement relating to the Site Inspection Regime will be provided to the applicant.

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TOP PROPERTIES

PARKSTONE £309,950

CORFE MULLEN £659,950

CORFE CASTLE VILLAGE £530,000

Three double bedroom detached house, good size living area, cloakroom, southerly rear garden, integral garage. Excellent order throughout. No forward chain.

A spacious family home with five bedrooms, two en-suites, three receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, double garage, off road parking, enclosed rear garden.

Beautiful bungalow with a self contained annex, five bedrooms, two kitchen/diners, two conservatories and two reception rooms, garden and ample parking.

GREYS OF PARKSTONE 01202 710001 www.greysestateagents.co.uk

GREYS UPTON 01202 622101 www.greysestateagents.co.uk

For further information and photos please phone; 07765 668208

FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

CANFORD CLIFFS £1,100,000 Stunning, remodelled chalet bungalow located within level access of Canford Cliffs Village and close to beach. Benefits from a large kitchen/lifestyle room, separate sitting room, utility and cloakroom, four double bedrooms, 2 En-suites & family bathroom, integral garage, landscaped garden. Energy rating C BERKELEYS 01202 708383 www.berkeleys.com

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ANGEL MEWS £339,950

SWANAGE £550,000

BOSCOMBE EAST GUIDE PRICE £575,000

A three double bedroom mews town house with three double bedrooms, family bathroom, lounge diner, patio courtyard area. Secure gated parking.

Substantial character cottage with beautiful views, 3 bedrooms, a number of reception rooms, Juliet balconies, walled gardens and a double garage.

This outstanding 4 bedroom detached residence with parking has been extended on the ground floor to include a double garage and conservatory.

QUAY LIVING 01202 683444 www.quayliving.co.uk

GOADSBY 01929 425055 www.goadsby.com

POWIS 01202 43 55 72 www.powis-estateagents.co.uk


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SOUTHBOURNE £785 PCM

SANDBANKS £1,250 PCM

Built by the present owners this delightful 3 bedroom Villa is set in the beautiful Algarve, with approximately 2.47 acres and uninterrupted countryside views.

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John Munro

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John is a partner at Laceys Solicitors LLP, heading up both Commercial and Residential Property departments. He has many years experience in this area with a wide variety of clients including private individuals and businesses, property developers and investors, banks and charities, amongst others.

John is the director in charge of IT and administration for nethouseprices.com, the property information website. He is a Chartered Surveyor with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the UK property market. He co-owned a multi-branch estate agency on the South Coast and has developed and invested in residential, commercial and industrial properties.

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As 2016 draws to a close, Laceys Solicitors LLP brought together a selection of property experts to reflect on the years’ most significant changes in the residential property market and thoughts of what may happen in 2017. JM: From a lawyers perspective, the most significant event in 2016 was the introduction of the additional 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge from 1st April, hitting Buy-To-let investors significantly. SC: Agreed. The first quarter of the year was one or our busiest with investors rushing to beat the stamp duty deadline. JM: Yes, our Residential Property Team will certainly never forget the challenge of getting such a huge number of transactions over the line before the new regime came in! Land Registry figures showed an increase of 52% in March 2016 over March 2015. LE: There’s no doubt though that the new tax introductions have made those looking into property as an investment think about the proposition more than previously. Not only, as John says, has there been the stamp duty levy rises, but also the phasing out of mortgage interest relief resulting in a greater personal tax liability. This has culminated in mortgage lenders being forced to increase the stress test rates they use when calculating the rent requirements for borrowing purposes, meaning lower borrowing levels and larger deposits. JM: How do you all feel post-Brexit? SC: Following the vote to leave Europe, we expected a period of uncertainty and the market to slow as a result. However after a brief pause to absorb the result the market has continued to perform strongly. I think this is underpinned by a

lack of supply and buyers competing for the best properties. JM: I agree. Brexit has not yet, as far as we are concerned, appeared to have any significant effect on the market. Levels of new instructions remain strong and the potential drop in house prices predicted by George Osborne does not appear to have materialised according to Land Registry figures to September this year.

of housing growth and infrastructure spending can only serve to boost the economy and keep our housing market strong. It’s arguable that his policy for banning letting agency fees may also provide a little more breathing space for first time buyers to top up savings towards a house deposit, as well as making rental accommodation a little more affordable. JM: And for 2017….

JB: It will be interesting to see if any local impact will be felt in these coming months to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. The budget announcement didn’t offer any relief to landlords who are struggling under the current tax regime surrounding investments in residential properties. In fact, the Chancellor announced very little in the way of direct help for first term buyers either, but some of the policies may help on some level. LE: Possibly. Increasing the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour, coupled with the lower threshold for taxation being increased from £11,000 to £12,500, may ease the budget pressures on lower income families and possibly allow them to add to their savings. SC: One of the central drivers of high house prices is the lack of affordable housing. Although the unpopular stamp duty remains firmly in place the Chancellor did state that some £2.3 billion would be spent on infrastructure programmes (including road building) related to housing projects. This, he estimated, will support the construction of up to as many as 100,000 new residences and represents a major a “step-change” in help for the property industry.

LE: 2016 has been a year of shocks, we believe 2017 will show the result of these accordingly – Brexit, Trump, record low interest rates, uncertainty regarding inflation and potential oil price increases all point to a crucial April budget. Watch out for solar energy emerging as a genuine rival to oil and becoming more prominent, firms such as TESLA investing heavily in this resource. The interest rate game is also something that needs to be played right, one wrong move and we could see a crash worse than ever experienced. But with uncertainty comes opportunity, so we here at Ideal Financial Solutions look forward to embracing the challenges ahead. SC: Yes, I think many of the changes announced or decided in 2016 will begin to unravel in 2017. Brexit negotiations will begin, buy to let investors will see tax changes in April 2017 and letting agents will see tenants fees banned. Despite all these major changes though we forecast that the local market will remain strong in 2017 for both sales and rentals with a lack of new housing supply supporting house prices and rents in the face of strong demand from both buyers and tenants after all Bournemouth is a beautiful and sought after place to live!

JB: Although affordable housing does not impact directly on the private sector, there’s hope that such a programme

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Luke has worked within the Financial Services industry for 17 years running a successful family business for the majority of this time. He joined Ideal Financial Solutions to expand his services from mortgage and protection, to cover all aspects of financial planning, including investments, pensions and trust planning, providing unbiased knowledgeable advice to help secure clients financial futures.

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IF YOU OWN A HOME AND HAVE CHILDREN, THIS IS SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW! For the majority of people their home is their main asset. We know that you want to ensure that as much of your home as possible passes to your children and hence is protected from being taken by others. Here are some examples of how your home can be taken by others leaving your children with almost nothing. • Care Home fees. • Re-marriage (the new partner/spouse could end up with your house) • Your surviving spouse having more children, diluting the share that should go to your children. • Bankruptcy (creditors trying to get their money back) Most commonly one of you dies and the other has to go into care, or the survivor remarries and inadvertently or deliberately disinherits the children.

Care home fees Should you need to go into care which the majority of people do then the Local Authorities assess both income and capital resources when they decide what funding or assistance with funding will be available. If there is a shortfall in the amount of weekly income that you receive compared to the weekly care costs (bearing in mind that care costs can be anything from £650 per week to £1000 per week and not many people enjoy a pension and

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investment income of e.g. £700 per week) then they can use your capital assets to make up for that shortfall. These include: • Money held in bank accounts • Money held in other investments • Vehicles • Property • Stocks and shares

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cares costs then THEY WILL PAY. Unfortunately by the time the patient has died the fees may have taken all the value of the home leaving you children with virtually nothing. The good news is this does NOT have to affect your children’s inheritance, there is a way of guaranteeing your children get all of your assists if you end up having to go into care. You have worked hard all of you life and it would be sad if your children could not benefit from that.

If the value of capital assets are: • Below £14,250. This capital is disregarded and the local authority will meet the full costs of the shortfall. • More than £14,250 but less than £23,250. The local authority will fund part of the shortfall. • More than £23,250. The shortfall must be met from capital assets of the person needing care. This will almost certainly include anybody who owns a property. The local authority may offer the patients family a deferred payment agreement whereby the authority meet the costs in the shortfall on agreement that these costs will be met in future on sale of the home perhaps when the patients has died. The agreement would usually be secured on the house by way of a land registry charge on the deeds of the house. The local authority however will ensure that one way or another if the resident should pay for their

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SMART HOME RENTALS BE OUR GUEST We interviewed Sasha Bolatovich from Smart Home Rentals to find out how things were going since we last saw them, earlier this year. When we last met you, you were in the midst of a big re-brand, how are things going? We’ve made great progress actually! We have finally decided to let go of our original brand ‘Bournemouth Beaches’ (the company that started it all) and we have begun to merge the brands under the one name. We still maintain our holiday lettings business, but under a new label; ‘Smart Holiday Rentals’. The idea was to bring all of the different business sectors under the one umbrella. All of

our divisions are united and we are in the process of introducing some new ones too. New sectors you say, tell us more! Well it’s early days but our plans to launch a ‘Smart Home Sales’ are well and truly underway. We have already had our very first vendor approach us to sell their home and they are thrilled to bits with the service (which we’re pretty thrilled about too!). It’s something we had always thought about, but having someone approach us off the back of their experience with our lettings department, spurred us on and we are now fully committed to growing this side of the business.

It’s a great feeling for us, not only being busy, but moreover being busy because of referrals from happy customers.

That’s fantastic, and the Lettings, how is that going? Smart Home Rentals is growing as always! We have more and more people coming to us, having heard about SHR through friends and family. It’s a great feeling for us, not only being busy, but moreover being busy because of referrals from happy customers.

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Incase you missed their previous article, let me fill you in… Smart Home Rentals take a unique approach to customer service. Having come from a hospitality background, Sasha (and his team) aim to give a level of service comparable to the kind that you would get in a top-notch restaurant. Happy smiling faces, there whenever you need them, happy to take


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questions and above all – forever putting the customer first. They are even opposed to the idea of calling them clients or customers; they prefer the term ‘guests’. You guys have a unique approach to customer service (that we love); can you tell our readers more about it? It’s all about giving the absolute best service that we can give. Taking note of the kind of customer service that you would get at a superb restaurant. Our aim is to bring hospitality into to the property industry. The customer is always our number one priority and it’s important that we don’t loose sight of whom we are working for. Ultimately the client is our boss, we are working for them and so we want to exhibit a high level of service throughout their entire experience with us.

We started talking about a re-brand of your holiday rentals, what can we expect to see from that? Well we’ve actually gone one step further and we’ve decided to re-brand the entire company. I mentioned bringing everything under the ‘Smart Home’ umbrella, but I didn’t mention that we are planning to give that a whole new look! I can’t say much, but we wanted to create a brand that reflected us a little more – something diverse, dynamic and above all appealing. It’s important for us to always look at how we can improve our brand. When we invest in ourselves our guests are instilled with a new sense of confidence. Confident that their agent is here to stay, helping them with their property needs for the years to come. What is your Christmas message to our readers? We wish you an absolutely wonderful Christmas! From our little family to yours.

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MOVE ON TO THE RESCUE After my rant in my last blog, which incidentally was written within hours of the Autumn Statement, I am pleased to hear, the ban on letting fees being charged to tenants will be a 12-18 month period. Enough time for us to tighten our belts, relook at some of the internal systems in the office and where we can limit the impact on my landlords. 12 -18 months will be around the time the first stage of the mortgage interest (25% of it) will not be tax deductible, so every penny will count towards our clients. I have had a few calls from fellow letting agents who are happy to get together. I am proposing the end of January for our first meeting. If you are an agent and would like to be part of this, please either ring me or email me your details, on sharon@moveon.biz. Had an interesting scenario this week, (which is the second time it has happened within months of each other) where an ex- landlord came into the office. We had looked after him so well, he had decided he could do it himself and had been managing it for the last 2 years. He came in and said, ‘I have had enough, here are the keys, here are the tenant details, can you take over’. It turned out he had put new tenants in and had not been as thorough as we would have been if we had referenced them, (but then, I am proud at our referencing system and our amazing late rent chasing system, which means, we vary rarely have an issue with rent arrears). The tenants in question are in rent arears and not looking after the property, I am confident we will resolve the situation for him, hence my tongue in cheek title ‘Move On to the rescue’. What was lovely, was the landlord knew us and trusted us and for him, he knew he would get total peace of mind with us back at the

Letting agents to be banned from charging tenants – so who will end up paying for it? The answer is, tenants will. My view has always been that both tenant and landlord should contribute to an agents fees for bringing the transaction together, after all they are equal parties to it. The fees tenants pay are therefore an integral part of an agents income so when they are banned agents will no doubt look to landlords to plug the gap, and with even less doubt landlords will raise their rents accordingly, passing the cost full circle back to the tenants. In my opinion, for what its worth, the government would achieve far more by bringing in stringent regulation for lettings agents, but then whenever did the government listen to the industry – remember HIPS and how that turned out?

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be normal, going beyond sometimes happens an awful lot, sometimes with the landlords being none the wiser, because that is what we do ‘take the stress away’, but we also must know the law, the Immigration rules, money laundering rules, deposit rules and loads more, because if we don’t, ultimately it will be the landlord held to ransom in some way, whether it be a sale falling through, evictions thrown out of court, or penalties amounting to thousands of pounds! Just a shame,

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lettings, so well done the Move On team. And to all of you, my friends, I wish you a great Christmas and New Year and pray 2017 will be a year a better year for all of us. If you are looking to rent, sell, buy or invest then take a look at OUR DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD ON PAGES 68 & 69. Have a good week! Sharon If you would like a friendly, no obligation chat regarding any property matter, then please Email sharon@moveonrentals.com or telephone 01202 711169. Don’t forget to tune into The Business Show on Hope FM 90.1and listen to Sharon produce and present two hours of live and up to date property industry news on the first and third Wednesday of each month. 180

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WE’RE HAVING A METALLIC MOMENT... Metal is having a moment and we are definitely on board If you are looking to add warmth and elegance to your home then it’s time to go for gold! Warm gold tones are making their move to the bathroom and you will be pleased to know that we are still going crazy for copper. Victoria Lombard of bathroom retailer Ripples offers her advice when introducing gold in to the bathroom… “Gold finishes are in huge demand and it’s not just seasonal either! Invest in some beautiful pieces for your bathroom and you can trust that they will never go out of fashion.

Accents on accessories Opt for gold brassware or a touch of red gold brassware to add that special finishing touch. Kartell by Laufen have only just introduced a brand new finish to their chic accessories collection, their iconic mirrors and lighting now come in a soft copper finish and they are sure to add an elegant touch to your bathroom. The reflecting light from the metallic mirror will also give the illusion of more space in your bathroom too!

Light up the room Pendant lights are having a real moment, add in a single pendant in gold or copper to create beautiful mood lighting, or scatter three pendants at different heights to create a stand-out feature.

Be brave Feeling nervous of this new trend? Then introduce it in to your cloakroom, it might be the smallest bathroom in your home but it’s one that you will be showing off the most. A gold feature mirror or luxe gold brassware will get all your guests talking!”

Team with texture There’s a trick to this trend and that trick is texture, mix with textured tiles and a soft palette for a timeless and beautiful look.

Consider the details If you are thinking of updating your brassware then make sure you don’t neglect all the other elements in your bathroom, including the WC flush plates, radiator valves and toilet roll holders! It’s important to pay attention to detail with this trend.

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HAROYS Skillful hands make dreams come true

For bespoke carpenters Haroys, providing the uppermost quality is something that has become a staple habit. With a heritage that spans back to 1976, the Poole-based team continues to go from strength to strength. We visited their brand new kitchen showroom; a stone throw (literally) away from their bustling workshop, where everything is made. For those who aren’t familiar with the local team, Haroys has specialised in fine carpentry since day one. When life-long friends ‘Harry and Roy’ founded the company over 40 years ago, they had no idea that their passion and commitment to superior craftsmanship, would later transform into this incredible enterprise. As their reputation was preceding them amongst locals, the pair of expert whittlers soon found themselves overwhelmed with enquires. The attention grew not only from customers, but also from a

curious black feline too, who formed a partnership of sorts with the carpenters. She soon settled as the resident pet, playing a rather unique business role of her own. Keeping the workshop free of lurking rodents, ‘Jinksy’, as she was known, enabled Harry and Roy to focus on their allimportant vision, of providing quality, value and home solutions. This is an ethos that the company abides by to this day. Jinksy is also remembered, taking her pride of place in the Haroys logo. The same logo is given to every piece made in the workshop, once is has been subject to a series of stringent quality checks. Jinksy represents the Haroys seal of approval. Even despite their hallmark of quality and rich heritage, Haroys continues to grow and embrace new challenges…

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At their core is an impressively versatile and reactive, bespoke approach. Building on their roots of expert, local craftsmanship, today’s experienced Haroy’s team works closely with their customers to provide the perfect product or solution. Whether you are looking for a handcrafted personal touch to your new kitchen, or desire a desk or bookshelf made in just the right style for your home office, Haroys will deliver time and again.


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Haroys is also witnessing a number of exciting new developments… The stunning new showroom is not just kitchen eye-candy, but a flavour of what Haroys is all about. The smooth, solid finishing on display is ample evidence of the Haroys touch, but the backdrop of a busy workshop is where the business comes to life. Friendly team-members attentively keep an eye on the front door, always keen to listen and offer their professional advice to customers. The busy workshop behind gives visitors a pleasing insight into the workings of the business and shows just how indemand the company is.

these new products are wine-racks, beach paddles and small furniture units. Once again, these carry the authentic, refined finish that Haroys customers are so familiar with. Their enviable heritage and pioneering, modern outlook on invention makes Haroys the carpenters with a difference. Being specialists in a variety of areas certainly plays its part too, helping the Haroys vision become a reality. Simply visiting the showroom will leave you inspired and teeming with creative ideas. For great craftsmanship and a bespoke fit look nowhere else.

Within the team of nine are also two apprentices, learning the craft of carpentry the traditional way and corroborating Haroys’ renowned support for the local community. Haroys has also started putting its offcuts to excellent use, by creating a number of original designs. Among

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Visiting their kitchen showroom allowed us to experience just how personal the Haroys service can be. Not only is the showroom itself an enticing example of what your Haroys kitchen could look like, but the range of materials on offer are staggering. Choose from carefully sourced woods as diverse as Sapele, Douglas Fir and Iroko. Personalise your kitchen worktop with over 50 different Corian Colours and customise with an eclectic range of fixtures and fittings. Most importantly, they implore you to bring your imagination, for the opportunities are truly endless. There really is no challenge too great or small for this innovative team. Haroys offer a vast range of services, from gargantuan tasks such as kitchens, stairways and conservatories, to bespoke furniture and wardrobes; all individually designed to best suit your living space. With such a variety of tailored services on offer, you’d be forgiven for expecting Haroys to be an unaffordable luxury – Not so! Their team is constantly searching for ways to provide their quality products, at the very best price. Whether this involves searching for the best suppliers of luxury wood, or working closely with other businesses to get the job done, you can rest assured that Haroys will provide you with the very best of both worlds.

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KTM DESIGN Just over a year ago AFC Bournemouth player Tyrone Mings and Interior Architect and Designer Katie Thomas, put their heads together and came up with KTM Design; an Interior Design and Architecture company specializing in high-quality commercial and residential design. We had the pleasure of finding out more from the ambitious duo, about their entrepreneurial journey so far. What is the KTM Design ethos all about? Our aim was to create a unique design service that offers high quality, intelligent design solutions for home and business owners wanting something extra special. We save people time and money, which is considered a luxury. What lead you to a career in Interior Design? Katie: A childhood ambition to be an Interior Designer lead to a bachelor’s degree followed by a master’s degree, and years of work experience in residential and commercial Interior Design companies across the UK. Working for commercial design practices in the South West highlighted the importance of a well-designed office and the impact it has on business development and success – from staff retention and wellbeing, to winning business. Working in the Interior Design Studio at Harrods fuelled my passion to work on high quality, luxury designs. I like to create beautiful settings for all of life’s dramas and aim to enrich people’s lives through design.

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Tyrone: I have actually been studying a diploma in Interior Design, which I signed up to last year. In the past I’ve been involved in the buying and selling side of things as a mortgage advisor for London and Country before being signed by AFC Bournemouth, but I always had an interest in design and wanted to develop property. Coming from that side of things, having had a 9-5 job and then into the football bubble makes you aware that it doesn’t last forever. When things are going well football is easy to focus on, but when it’s not it’s nice to be able to step away and have something that puts things into perspective.

What drives you to succeed? Passion, creativity and a burning desire to make highquality, intelligent design accessible to everyone. It’s incredible really; I relish my ability to solve people’s problems and improve their lifestyles, businesses, health and relationships, all through design. Having had a successful first year in business has been very rewarding and encouraging.

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What makes KTM Design unique? We are young, fresh and innovative and take a holistic approach to our projects. KTM Design offers the complete package from start to finish. Gaining planning permission, construction drawings, designing, decorating, installing and project managing and most importantly we ensure a snagfree completion – whether it is one room or fifty. We recently started offering 360-degree 3D panoramic views of the spaces we design, to help our clients accurately visualise their new house or office, which has proved very popular! We are fortunate to be in a position where we can manufacture bespoke items


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for our clients in-house; from wall art to shelving displays and everything else in between. We also teach Interior Design evening courses at the Arts University Bournemouth and run workshops at local secondary schools. It feels good to share our knowledge and give something back to the local community. What are some of your favourite projects to date? We love them all! We have been working on a local office for Casterbridge Wealth Investments, a financial investment company, that wanted their workspace to break the cold stereotype and formality of the finance industry. We’ve given them a contemporary, colourful space that reflects their fun, vibrant side and plays on the heritage of their brand with bespoke artwork created in our workshop space. We are also working on the interior design of a large 3-storey new build office for international brand ‘Challs’, after their previous HQ was destroyed in a fire. This is a very rewarding project as we have the chance to create the perfect workspace for our client from scratch, after they went through such devastation. We are revamping a lovely house in Lilliput for a private client wanting to update it, add value and make it into the perfect home with that little bit of contemporary luxury. Tell us a little more about your team? We are a friendly team of highly qualified and experienced designers and makers, just doing what we love. There is always someone ready to listen to our clients’ ideas and ambitions for their projects and offer free advice. We are based in Bournemouth but travel all over the country to our clients. We’ve worked on projects in Ipswich, London, Bath, Salisbury and all sorts of projects across Dorset. We offer an initial complementary consultation with no strings attached. What does 2017 look like for the company? We have some exciting business ideas that will be coming into place in 2017. We’re ready to take the creativity up a notch! It will also be fantastic to see the completion of some of our larger projects that we’ve been working on for months and months. Have you got a festive message for our readers? If you are decorating your home or office for Christmas and don’t know where to start, simplicity is integral to this season’s festive looks. Keep the scheme simple by using one strong colour to lift and unite the whole room. Try leaving the baubles off the tree this year and use them to decorate beautifully wrapped presents instead. Decorate a small tree with strings of fairy lights for a charming, understated look and bring in soft gold accents in the form of rugs and cushions for an inviting seasonal glow. We are offering a reduced rate for all enquiries in January, so don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat! w. www.ktmdesign.co.uk e. info@ktmdesign.co.uk t. 07402 779973

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LED LIGHTING SPECIALISTS It is getting close to that time of year when the New Year looms and spring cleaning comes to mind. Maybe it’s time to spruce up the house a little more than just a clean with thoughts of a new kitchen or bathroom. If this is the case for you then I urge you to think about the lighting of this room right from the start. Most people fit the furniture and decorate then think about what lighting they will have, by then it is too late to run in the additional wiring or any special wiring without damaging the newly plastered walls and ceilings.

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The lighting can completely change and certainly enhance the look of a room, subtle and hidden lighting being a favourite of ours. There is a vast array of fittings available on the market today with colour temperatures to match the decoration or colour changing to match your mood. As soon as you have the plans for the room then come and talk to us, look at the sample fittings that we have here and look through our portfolio of other projects that we have worked on. Most of all pick our brains for ideas, it’s all absolutely free you know!

There’s always so much to do this time of year; work deadlines, Christmas shopping, decorations and planning celebrations with our family and friends over the festive season. BUT have you considered what you’ll be leaving behind?

Below are some nice subtle arrangements that really put a WOW in to a room without just peppering the ceiling with downlights. Just kitchens and bathrooms this time, more to come later.

With so much preparation it’s easy to forget simple things like the security of your office and home and Christmas is a time when there are lots of presents under the tree – all rich pickings for burglars! According to the British Crime Survey, domestic break-ins increase at this time of year, so are you prepared to let someone help themselves to all your hard work and carefully chosen presents for your loved ones while you’re away? “With curtains left open for all to admire our beautiful Christmas decorations, it’s all so easy for burglars outside to see right into your home - with the added attraction of presents under the tree in all its glory.” says Allan Tofield, owner of Dorset based Richmond Home Improvement Co. “There are some simple steps to take to keep your home safe and to

Narrow beam cool white uplights on feature wall and bath panel edge lit.

Backlight to mirror and colour change lighting beneath wall hung sink unit.

deter potential burglars from breaking in and helping themselves to everything you’ve worked for.” He says. Richmond suggest you give your house the ‘lived in’ look by using timer switches so your lights come on automatically at night. This can help if you are out late at night or going away. Ensure your garden and outbuildings are properly lit and secured with suitable locks as garden tools can easily be used to gain entry into the home. Make absolutely sure all your windows and doors are working correctly and are properly deadlocked. If there are any dodgy locks or catches, now’s the time to get them sorted – not once it’s too late! For advice on household security this Christmas and to make sure

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all windows and doors are in good working order, contact your local double glazing expert. Richmond can provide help and advice on how to improve your office or home, so contact their friendly team today on 0800 614102 or visit their website at www.doubleglazingdorset.com. Above left: Lighting arranged in threes with scallop effect on the walls. Using the walls to reflect back in to the room with no centre lights. Above right: Same room above now with a splash of hidden colour for party time.

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SIMON PLATT, OWNER OF QP FURNITURE A skilled carpenter by trade, Simon has a passion for quality, well-made furniture. He began his career in selling furniture when he purchased QP Furniture almost 20 years ago. The store originally began as a pine furniture showroom, but now boasts an incredible variety of furniture and other home accessories to suit both modern and traditional tastes. I had the pleasure of interviewing Simon and his team down at their showroom in Kinson, to find out what 2017 holds for everyone’s favourite independent furniture store. How did QP Furniture come to be? 20 years ago, after having worked in carpentry for 15 years (and in that time owning my own carpentry

firm), I decided to make a change. I couldn’t deny my love for all things property related and whilst I loved carpentry and building beautiful homes, I couldn’t ignore my passion for creating beautiful spaces inside those homes. So I put down my tools and decided to purchase a store where I could offer stunning, well-crafted furniture, as an alternative to the flat pack ranges being sold by chain stores at that time. The store has changed a fair amount over the years, just as interior trends have. It all started with just one store on this high street and we now occupy six shops, on this very same street.

For those readers who perhaps haven’t yet visited your store, what would you say makes you guys unique? I hate to compare or in anyway quash the work of the larger companies, but I do feel that we offer a special service being an independent business. Our entire team is incredibly knowledgeable and not to mention friendly – I’m so proud of them. We like to think we offer a very personalised service, as we can spend plenty of time with the customer helping them with their latest home design projects. Unlike the large chains, we really try our upmost to work around the customer, to understand their visions for their homes so they leave our store delighted with what they have bought.

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We strive to keep as much furniture in our actual store as possible (as opposed to online or in a catalogue). Often the problem with purchasing new furniture is having to wait up to 6 weeks or more for it to actually make it back to your home. If the customer wishes to take the piece of furniture home there and then we will always be happy to accommodate. The customer’s needs always come first!


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We can spend plenty of time with the customer helping them with their latest home design projects. If we don’t have it in stock then we will strive to work with our suppliers to significantly reduce lead times. We have reduced our supplier list down to a few preferred brands that offer extensive ranges, great service and quality products, so that we can provide the very best deals and service to our customers. a. 1625 - 1633 Wimborne Road, Kinson, Bournemouth BH11 9AR t. 01202 574 358 w. www.qpfurniture.co.uk

What drives you to succeed? I guess a fear of the ordinary, which I like to think is reflected in our store. Sure we could bulk buy the same items, but that’s exactly what the chain stores do and our philosophy is to be unique. We regularly order new stock, say every 3 weeks or so and are keen to display our new pieces in our windows and on our shop floor. Our customers tell us they love to see the new colourful displays and our staff receive lots of compliments about this. What’s trending in furniture? We are finding that there is a growing demand for Painted Furniture. We supply this in a vast range of colours, but notice that chalky greys, taupes and neutrals are particularly popular. We can however customise any piece to a colour of your choice so that it works with any design project. We definitely see this as a big growth area for us in the New Year and would encourage anyone to come in and see our choice of furniture. What’s happened to the dining room? More and more people are ditching the dining room and expanding their kitchens to bring everything into one space. The future of dining is very much open plan, with kitchens becoming the

new socializing hot spot. All the best parties end up in the kitchen anyway! So are people ditching their dining room furniture? On the contrary, people are actually more interested than ever, hoping to create the perfect home dining environment. The dining table remains an incredibly important purchase for most people, especially families. Taking note from our ‘continental cousins’, as a society we are becoming more conscious of making time for family and what better time to do so, than over a meal. With open plan living, the cook can now be included in the conversation throughout the entirety of the meal and everyone can enjoy the dining experience together. What are you planning for QP Furniture in 2017? Our biggest change is probably the condensing of our warehouse, which requires us to sell a huge amount of furniture at knock down prices and bring the whole of our stock to our store. We really want to follow through with our promise to deliver as quickly as we can. By having more stock available on site, more people can walk away with what they need there and then.

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DREAM DESIGN Your Dream, Their Design Founded in 1984, this innovative design firm has spent over 30 years building their reputation and setting the standard time and time again for iconic design. With a mission to design and build exquisite furniture, Dream Design have made a name for themselves creating the most stunning and moreover unique, pieces to ever hit the market. At the helm is the creative director Andrew Rizza, an incredible designer in his own right, with a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail. Andrew gives each project it’s own individual identity, breaking the boundaries of conventional design and creating new and exciting ways to make functional interiors, beautiful.

Dream Design hand pick the brands that they work with, selecting those of a certain pedigree, with a parallel passion for striking design. Furniture for all rooms can be found here: living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and a whole host of trappings to pair with them. In addition to a range of approved brands, they also offer entirely unique commissions from Andrew James, their manufacturing division which specialises in bespoke cabinetry. Un-phased by current trends and passing fads, Dream Design focuses their attention on creating timeless interior design. Taking traditional spaces and transforming them into opulent contemporary rooms that are

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complete with extravagant character and above all, design longevity. No project is too great or too small, they welcome all enquiries; from a complete home refurbishment right through to advice on the colour of your coffee table. Any involvement in the creation of your dream home… Their showroom is situated at the edge of the picturesque New Forest, inside a converted sawmill (what else did you expect). The ground floor is home to a selection of show kitchens and bathrooms. Don’t be fooled, these models aren’t your conventional show spaces. Lavished with bespoke furniture, novel features and things you could have never imagined – their showroom is the place that the phrase ‘seen to be believed’ was coined after. The first floor is where you can find luxury accessories and even a demo bedroom, complete with a custom-made walk in wardrobe, which can only be compared to something out of a Bond fantasy. The awe-inspiring showroom is something you must visit; their signature attention to detail is evident wherever you look. After that, the only limit is your imagination.

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We had the chance to sit down with Andrew Rizza, to discuss some of Dream Designs favourite design projects and exactly what made them so special… What is one of your favourite kitchen characteristics? I love the drama that can be created by selecting ‘Bookmatched Stone’ for the worktops and with the latest technology being used to produce Sintered stone slabs, this look can now be achieved with the most resilient surfaces ever produced. This process known-as ‘Bookmatching’ is the practice of matching two (or more) wood or stone surfaces, so that two adjoining surfaces mirror each other, giving the impression of an opened book. When working on a space, what besides the aesthetics, goes into the planning? Lifestyle – first we listen, then we question and then we design. We don’t roll out generic schemes, we invest a lot of time in order to understand our clients, who are as individual as our designs. Design – it’s in the name and key to our success. Good design can have a big impact on our quality of life.

What should we look out for in 2017? Warm tone metals; polished nickel, Coppers and Rose Golds will continue to grow in popularity as people look to create a more serene interior for their homes. Words by Charlotte Williams

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A HUGE THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM JUST SHUTTERS We would like to take the time to thank every one of our customers, our neighbours, our staff and all those who have joined in our ten year anniversary celebrations this year, and to all those who have contributed to our decade of success! From little acorns, Just Shutters has grown to become one of the leading shutter brands in the UK, our flagship Southbourne showroom and Head Office, now supports staff and franchisees who cover a whopping 150 towns and cities. Our success can be attributed to two simple things; keeping our promises, and our quality products and people. This year has been a wonderful celebration of our success, with our

franchise network continuing to grow and new territories blossoming despite the economic uncertainty. Our September anniversary saw franchisees from all over the country come and join us for two days of celebrations which saw many local and national press members pop in for nibbles and entertainment, music, magicians and even a mayoral visit! It really was a time of celebration and huge pride in our achievements. Chris Rocker, Director, says; ‘this year has been a true celebration of the hard work and dedication our wonderful team has put in over the past decade. We are always proud of our great products, but it is also the loyalty and

service of the great people we have had the pleasure of employing and working with, that has really made us who we are today. We would like to say a huge personal thank you and a very Merry Christmas to all our team, our customers past, present and future, and all those who have helped shape the business we are so proud of today.’ As a way of saying thank you we are offering our January sale prices to all House readers TWELVE DAYS early order your shutters with us any time from December 19th and we will honour our January sale prices, so don’t delay, beat the rush and arrange your home design visit now! For more information on our beautiful Plantation Shutters call us on 01202 240769 or visit www.justshutters.co.uk

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Bespoke Shading Solutions A Family Business With their roots firmly planted in Poole, Broadview is truly a pioneering local business. It all started in the back room of a hardware store in the late seventies, when David Pratt decided to start selling blinds within his already successful timber business in Broadstone. Whilst incredibly ambitious, David could never have imagined that this extra merchandise would one day transform into a multimillion pound business. What’s so charming about Broadview is that it still remains a family business, even now almost 50 years down the line; with David’s sons Mark and Ian at the helm, the business continues to grow and take-on new and exciting projects.

Innovation At Its Finest When I asked ‘Mike Lingham’ (head of sales) what his favourite project to date had been, he went on to explain their recent work up in London, for the hugely successful Recording Studio.

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Broadview had initially been invited to rehabilitate their roof terrace, by replacing their somewhat worn umbrellas. Only when they visited the site their creative team was unanimously struck by a different vision – something that would totally transform that space. Regularly used as an entertainment center for guests and recording artists, Broadview created a design concept that would renovate the terrace into the ultimate outdoor party pad, that could still stand up to the erratic British forecast. Broadview planned, designed and fitted a state of the art awning unlike any of it’s kind.

Luxury Products For Your Home How many times have you ogled over the best looking item in the showroom, only to discover it’s solely available to commercial clients with huge budgets? Well at Broadview that’s not the case. Being a bespoke business means being flexible. Whilst they are frequented by top of the ladder companies for their services, they really appreciate


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the airport on your holidays, when suddenly you question whether or not you’d closed the shades? Soon that won’t be a problem. We’ll just pull out our smartphone and close them from wherever we are at the time” said Mike. Keep your eyes peeled, with the powers at be regularly attending training and industry relevant expos, I’m confident that Broadview will be one of the very first to stock automated shading, within budget.

Bespoke Shading Solutions Little insider information for those who might not know; the recent extension of ‘Bournemouth’s Oceanarium Café’ was created by Broadview’s talented team of designers and manufacturers. The iconic local haunt wanted to make the most of their incredible sea views, which were previously covered by towering white walls, so Broadview created a custom outdoor structure that could easily cope with the blustery seaside conditions, but didn’t take away from the view. Whilst I doubt many of us are hiding a café in our back gardens, the project is a testament to Broadview’s dedication to bespoke shading solutions. They are forever thinking outside of the box, with their focus on the individual customer and their needs.

Impeccable Customer Service Having spent a couple of hours at the head office, listening to the incoming calls and customers, it was evident that this is a company that cares. Not your average customer service by far. Despite their growing success they still offer a round the clock service, where they can make home visits to measure up projects. With a team of 9 installers in their team, projects have a quick turnaround, which means your shading dreams can come true faster and for that matter, more efficiently. Being independent is more of a bonus than you might realise too. Without any kind of bias towards one particular product, they can offer an impartial opinion as to which brand would best suit your project. For luxurious shading solutions at affordable prices, visit or get in-touch with Broadview.

Visit their showroom or get in touch: a. 57 Hatchpond Road, Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset, BH17 0JZ t. 01202 679012 e. sales@broadview.co.uk w. www.broadview-blinds.co.uk

the residential retail enquiries. Upon talking it became evident that Mike was just as excited about each and every project, big or small. He explained; “It’s a privilege to be sought after by retail clients, after all, they are inviting us into their homes to make it that little bit more special”. I was under the illusion that the kind of products that commercial clients got would be different to those for residential jobs, but Mike explained, “There is no difference between the products we use in people’s homes, to the ones used in our large scale commercial projects – just more of them”. So ultimately the blinds in your home could be identical to those in a five-star hotel or even a recording studio for that matter – swanky windows indeed.

Shading On Trend Ever in the pursuit of new information, I had to find out what was trending in the world of shutters. Whilst there wasn’t much change in terms of style, Mike informed us that the way forward was very much about ‘automation’. It’s been a pretty innovative decade in terms of the progression of technology and it hasn’t bypassed the shading industry either. Supposedly in the next 5-6 years nearly all window shading will be battery powered, or in one way or another automated, as predicted by Mike and evidently the benefits are endless, “say you’re traveling to

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CUSTOM CREATIONS Design Inspired By You A family business through and through, Custom Creations have dedicated their business to beautiful, custom-made furniture. With over forty years combined experience, their creative team likes to take a ‘outside the box’ look on each project. We had the pleasure of catching up with heart and soul of the business, ‘Jo Philips’, to hear a firsthand account of what Custom Creations is really all about.

almost unheard of in the commercial sector. Being able to come and see your products being made is really a testament to their team of talented craftsmen; who among us (no matter how good at our jobs we are) would let someone come and watch over them at work? It’s heartening to know that your furniture is handmade, a one of a kind and far from other massproduced products.

We sat in their head office overhanging the workshop, with the authentic ring of drills and saws carving away in the background, an oddly comforting sound. Consumers, like you and I, long for authenticity – it’s the new ‘selling point’. We’re constantly being bombarded with sales messages and catchy slogans, but no marketing ploy compares to the ability to see exactly where your products are coming from and that’s exactly what Custom Creations offer. In fact, customers who employ Custom Creations to build their furniture are welcomed down to the workshop to see their items as they’re being built; something

Jo informed me on the lineage of the company, “We’ve all been in the business a minimum of 15 years (my husband almost 40). We had worked previously for an alternative furniture brand, until that company underwent some drastic changes. We knew it was now or never, so we took the leap and started our own business!” Since then they haven’t looked back! Amongst their talented team are a few key members, like Simon for example, who takes care of everything on the production side of things. James who designs each individual piece of furniture and of course Jo (our lovely interviewee) who is the glue that holds

it all together; keeping paperwork, diaries and all things administrative in order. Bringing with them their own specialist set of skills, they really are a force to be reckoned with. I was curious as to what made someone passionate about furniture; Jo answered my question with… “Mine is more about people. I’ve been dealing with people forever, in one way or another that has always been a big part of my career and I love it”. It wasn’t just Jo who seemed to relish working with people either. Even after just a brief stroll through their workshop, I was met with happy smiling faces and those who didn’t look up were working away on new projects with what I can only describe as military precision and clearly a keen eye for detail. The CC process varies enormously depending on the client. Those who need a little inspiration are welcomed to visit their showroom (also on site), those who have ideas of their own can obtain a design visit from James and then of course there is their signature ‘Showroom Caddy’; a fully kitted out mini-van complete with design samples, colours and all sorts of testers that can be driven to you at home. Custom Creations wanted to provide those with extremely hectic lives, the opportunity to see their incredible products without customers leaving the comfort of their homes. With many of us struggling to find the time to get the odd jobs done alone, it makes for an incredible helping-hand.

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Having dealt with the same traders for 20 plus years, they have great working relationships with their suppliers, which for customers means shorter wait times and access to the very best materials on the market. It’s just another way in which Custom Creations ensures a satisfying customer experience.

We only use our own fitters, we don’t out source. It’s so that we can ensure that the quality of our products and also our service is always consistent with the standard we set.

Above all things, customer service is very much at the heart of this familyrun business. I managed to snag a quote from James (amongst his many appointments), which is a perfect example of their company ethos and general attitude towards business, “We have a very simple philosophy in our family business – we ask ourselves, what would we like and expect as a customer? The answers are always a good guide to our constant development”. I could really go on and on about this wonderful company. Their warmness, professionalism and evidence of numerous successful projects are astounding. If you do nothing else, I implore you to visit their showroom in Verwood and meet their fantastic team. Contact Custom Creations on: t. 01202 823231 w. www.customcreations.furniture a. Unit 1, Enterprise Park, Blackmoor Road, Ebblake Industrial Estate, Verwood BH31 6YS


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REFORMED PLASTICS...

REFLECT ON A FANTASTIC YEAR! As the year draws to a close, we reflect on what’s been a truly remarkable 2016 for us! We’ve had the pleasure of commissioning several bespoke projects, installing many decks, fences & gates, producing hundreds of pieces of furniture, and all the while diverting millions of plastic bags & bottles from UK landfill... oh & becoming an Award winner at The New Forest and Hampshire County Show! We’re very happy to report that business continues to grow year on year, and again sales have increased by more than 25% as compared with 2015! Already with a busy order book looking forward into 2017, as they say - Onwards & Upwards! Thank you for your loyal custom and we wish you a very peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year - from the whole team at REFORMED PLASTICS. St. Joseph’s School – Trim Trail

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We always feel pleased when we’re asked to do work for places of education & recreation as we know this is where our products will be used, enjoyed and tested to the max. Due to our products high strength and durability, it’s the perfect alternative to anything that has ever needed maintaining. It’s safe for big & little hands as it does NOT rot, split or splinter and it can also be generally worked just as easy as wood! Plus it’s Hygienic too as it doesn’t St.Thomas Garnet’s School

absorb moisture or bacteria therefore can be easily wiped clean. Our recycled products never need to be replaced and require zero maintenance, therefore it’s a great investment as it quickly pays for itself in the long run. In short, it’s worry free!

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Therefore because of the benefits our eco friendly products offer and our pro-active attitude, is why many schools & nurseries choose to work with us. For example St. Joseph’s Primary (Christchurch) decided to have us design & build them a new & improved Trim Trail during the Easter holiday’s to replace their old wooden one that had perished. Or St. Thomas Garnet’s School (Southbourne) who really wanted to get their playground back on track with a huge Steam Train Express play set that sits at 20ft long & with it’s bright colours is sure to get their pupils “loco” about learning. Also to carry on the playful theme they also had us install a multicoloured picket fence around their pre-school area. We also had the pleasure of building our biggest ever sandpit for a brand new nursery in Bournemouth which is Dean Park Day Nursery. The sandpit boasts a footprint of 12 x 12ft over two levels and gives the

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Just as summer was getting into full swing we secured a superb order from The Rising Sun (New Forest) to supply them with a range of our outdoor furniture for their revamped pub garden. They requested furniture that could with stand all weather conditions all year round for their large garden and decking area. The Rising Sun owners can be confident that their new furniture will not rot, split or splinter and is strong and durable, allowing it to withstand the most extreme weather.

New Forest Show 2016

This summer we had a great week at The New Forest Show making lots of sales and strong contacts. As always we loved interacting with the hundreds of people that came to see us! We were even awarded 3rd Prize in the extremely competitive Small Trade Stands category where the judges complemented our exhibit & staff for standing out for being Inviting, Colourful, Well designed, displaying a great Variety of products, and all round embracing the spirit & vibrancy of The New Forest Show! This fantastic recognition of our hard work is very much appreciated and we’re already looking forward to next years show.

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Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show 2016

As a result of our success at the New Forest Show by receiving a Small Trade Stands award, we were also offered a complementary stand at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show by one of the judges who also happened to be the G&S Show’s organiser. This was a lovely gesture which we’re Thankful for, and the opportunity to further our audience was a

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really enjoyable one!

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BESPOKE DECKING This year we’ve installed many decks and normally

and to enable easier access for all to the property

our busiest time for the average installation is

from the drive to the main front door as well as

during the spring and summer. However this year

the new extension. The customer was extremely

due to the milder weather, we’ve been installing

happy with our proposal and we proceeded. As well

decks for customers throughout all four seasons.

as incorporating access points within the deck for

From small gardens to large penthouse balconies

usual amenities, we also included a hinged façade

and many in-between, this year really has been

on one side to enable access to under the deck

filled with variety.

storage! They also asked us to replace & extend the raised wooden flower bed (which had rotten)

One deck we wanted to take a few moments to

around the entire garden.

focus on was one we particularly enjoyed installing recently in October.

We’re so pleased the customer & their family are happy with the end result, which will serve them

The customer gave us a basic brief of what they wanted but were also open to suggestions. Their

for many many years to come.

main objective was to achieve a comfortable sized

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family area that led off from a new children’s play

The concept of Reformed Plastics was born over 15

room extension, where access was raised approx

years ago from the curiosity of its founder. Being

30cm from ground level. It also needed to be

an engineer by profession, and having had his

accessible by wheelchair to accommodate a family

own UPVC Windows business, and also being the

member, therefore a non-slip ramp as well as steps

practical and inquisitive person that he is, one day

was essential.

he decided to find out what was really happening to the waste that people were so freely throwing

After

We recommended that the deck actually rap around

away. His research and interest lead him to focus

the entire front face of the house with post & rope

on plastics, how it can be recycled and what it could

He discovered that the USA & a few European

handrail to sit more sensitively within the garden

be reused for.

countries had been recycling and remanufacturing waste plastics into alternative timber products for many years, instead of throwing it all into landfill! Over time, slowly but surely he developed a few basic products in the form of planks and posts and very soon he began to receive interest from this

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environmentally friendly alternative to normal timber and sustainable which means it will save them a lot of money in the long term! From then on, the rest as they say is history. At Reformed Plastics all of our products are made from 100% recycled plastic. We manufacture products ourselves and then sell direct to the Domestic and Commercial sector. Due to ever increasing importance to recycle and protect the environment, the plastic used is recycled in the UK and is the perfect alternative to wood. Our aims are to help rebuild the environment by utilizing a commodity, which people would otherwise just throw away, and so turn what to some would be rubbish into a valuable product for

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everybody. Our products have many practical & very useful properties & has an infinite range of different uses, some of which being are as decking, fencing, outdoor furniture,

planters,

boardwalks,

landscaping,

bollards, signage & construction etc. The list of possibilities is endless and the long-term advantages it has over traditional materials are staggering! It’s a great investment, as it never needs to be replaced due to its high strength and durability, 236

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JOB OPPORTUNITY We have an excellent opportunity for a hard working, reliable and positive individual seeking a full time position to join our respected & growing family business in a varied, day-based role, with added overtime earnings potential as a Product Fabricator! Applicants’ must be bright, trustworthy, experienced using power tools, conscientious, able to develop new skills, physically fit, and work well as part of a small team as well as independently. If you feel you have the aptitude to join us then send your CV to david@reformedplastics.co.uk to be considered for an interview.

WHY ARE RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTS DIFFERENT? Plastic lumber is the perfect alternative to anything that has ever needed maintaining. Plastic lumber can be cut with a regular saw, drilled, nailed or screwed into and routed as easily as wood. • Does not rot • Will not need painting or staining • Is wear resistant • Resistant to salt water • Resistant to insects and bacteria • Non-slip decking We recycle plastic and then manufacture goods from it, we produce recycled plastic furniture for use in gardens and patios and we retail recycled plastic products such as recycled plastic fencing and recycled plastic decking.

WHAT CAN THE PLASTIC BE USED FOR? The manufactured plastic has many practical and very useful properties. The main base of our products are in the form of planks and posts which can be used on their own for garden fences, both low for front gardens and high for side and back fences for instance, along road sides and around fields and paddocks just to name a few. It is also possible to produce a number of other products out of our plastic, such as picnic tables. These would vary in size, suitable for adults and children. Park benches, outdoor tables, square or rectangular plant boxes, decking and seating... the list is endless.

FINANCIAL BENEFITS Achieving value for money is a key driver for any purchasing decision. Although some

recycled

products have greater up-front cost, their longevity and durability make them a more cost-effective option over the long term.

• Quality Decking, Fencing & Furniture. • 100% Recycled Plastic.

FOR A FREE QUOTATION CALL

• Can be worked with like wood.

01202 385 751

• Does not rot, split or splinter. • Strong, Durable & Weather Resistant. • Maintenance Free & lasts over 40 years!

www.reformedplastics.co.uk sales@reformedplastics.co.uk

• Local, Friendly Family run business. • Unique, High Quality Personal Service. • Nationwide Delivery.

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FESTIVE DISPLAYS THE NATURAL WAY As the festive season begins, there’s no better time to have a wander in your garden to see what greenery you might be able to use to make your own decorations. “If you have common plants like holly, cotoneaster, rosemary and ivy, they can all be put to good use in Christmas displays both inside and out,” says Emma Hardy, whose new book The Winter Garden offers a plethora of ideas on how to make winter containers look stunning and create beautiful displays from garden matter. “Little pine conifers will be fine to have indoors over Christmas. I bought some

Pussy willow paired with fragrant sweet box and winter-flowering clematis

Picea glauca (white spruce) from Ikea, which are really good for Christmas displays. Look indoors at garden centres and they will have those little conifers.” Add softer greenery like bun moss or even moss from your lawn to add to a trough for the table, including other items such as mind-your-ownbusiness (Soleirolia soleirolii) and bead plant (Nertera granadensis). “You can pick moss off the lawn or if you have a lovely bit on the roof of your shed, use that. You may need to mist it a bit to keep it moist.

“Ivy, especially if it has the berries on it, looks great and lasts for ages. Pussy willow can be used, as can rosemary which keeps its shape, and eucalyptus. “For a cheap display, consider bulbs. I bought some hyacinths the other day which were 69p each. Get a few of those, pot them up in an old vase with pine cones round them and it makes a special display.” Making holes in the bottom of any trough is essential for drainage, but ensure you put a drip tray underneath or the Christmas table’s going to get wet. Add a thick layer of gravel to the bottom of the container, levelling the surface, then half-fill the trough with potting compost before adding your plants. “If you want a bit of sparkle, put some of those battery-operated fairy lights around the tree and it’s just the sweetest thing,” she advises. “You could put pine cones around the base of it, or anything with berries, such as a sprig of holly or snowberries.” Use succulents from an existing rockery to make a fantastic wreath, which should look good all year round and can be refreshed and reused next year too. Use moss to line a metal wreath frame, pulling the moss into pieces and laying it in a ring shape slightly larger than the wire frame, root side up on the table.

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Lay the wire wreath frame on top of the moss and place handfuls of potting compost on the frame, then wrap the moss around the frame and the compost, securing it with copper wire. This should provide enough nutrients to keep the succulents happy. “Mine has lasted all year, although there are a couple of things that need replacing,” she says. “It’s easy to extract sedums or sempervivums by breaking a bit off from their main plants, keeping the roots intact. Use floristry wire to secure them to the wreath. If you are using succulents from your garden, work a bit in advance and then you can leave the wreath flat for a couple of weeks to let the plants start rooting a bit.” When Christmas is over, Hardy hangs her wreath in a sheltered spot on her garden fence near the house. “Succulents can survive quite dry conditions, so make sure the wreath doesn’t become waterlogged. In very dry weather, just moisten the moss and potting compost a little.” Window boxes can be given pizzazz with the addition of violas and miniature ferns, while white cyclamen and silver-leafed plants such as cushion bush (Calocephalus brownii) and hairy canary clover (Dorycnium hirsutus ‘Little Boy Blue’) can give a frosty feel to a container.

If you want a burst of colour outside your front door, consider a larger container crammed with a mixture of plants with bright berries including pyracantha and winter cherry. “With all winter displays, it’s not worth doing anything that you can’t see from your house,” she observes. “If you have space by your front door, back door or back window, position your plants so you can see them.” The Winter Garden by Emma Hardy (photography by Debbie Patterson) is published by CICO Books, priced £14.99. Available now.

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

NEW MAZDA CX-5 On sale in Japan in February and in Europe soon after, the all-new Mazda CX-5. Mazda says the new model was engineered “with a strong focus on human sensibilities to deliver responsive performance corresponding to driver expectations.” It comes with two petrol engines – the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 2.5 – and the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel. Features include a windscreen head-up display – one of the first in its class – and a remotecontrolled power tailgate. Currently Mazda’s bestselling model in Europe, the CX-5 is sold in more than 120 countries and represents around one-quarter of Mazda’s global unit sales. It has won more than 90 awards worldwide including 20122013 Japan Car of the Year as well as numerous best SUV and crossover prizes.

ROAD TEST: VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN SEL 4MOTION The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s five-seater SUV, spacious, wellbuilt, attractively styled and up against a lot of competion in a keenly fought sector of the market, writes NICK FLETCHER. Since its launch in 2007, almost three million Tiguans have been sold worldwide, with 100,000 of them in the UK. The latest version competes against rivals such as the Renault Kadjar, Mazda CX-5 and Ford Kuga, all with their individual plus-points. Yet the Tiguan’s big plus-point is that it comes over as a great all-round package, an appealing blend of premium looks, latest technology, durable construction, nice driving dynamics and excellent fuel economy. Priced from £22,510, there are petrol and diesel engines on offer, though VW says it expects that 95 per cent of UK sales will be diesel. Longer and wider than the previous version, new Tiguan is built on the same platform as the VW Golf and the Audi TT. With fresh styling and a revised and upgraded cabin, Tiguan is all set to take on the best in the class and come out on top. Most popular engine choice is the 148 hp 2.0 litre diesel, but my test model had the slightly more powerful version of this engine, offering 187 hp, and mated to a slick 7-speed automatic gearbox.

It’s a neat combination, delivering a quick 0-60 mph time of just 7.9 seconds, a top speed of 131 mph yet returning an impressive 49.6 mpg combined. In upper-range SEL 4Motion (all wheel drive) spec, the test model costs £34,060. Out and about the Tiguan proves to be a relaxing drive, with light steering, good feedback, assured handling with minimal cornering pitch, and a comfortable ride. Standard suspension can be a tad bumpy on rough roads, but there is the option of adjustable dampers which help smooth the surface. Equipment levels are generous with even entry-level S versions getting touchscreen infotainment system, alloy wheels and air-con. My SEL model addded a raft of other kit including three-zone climate control, four driving modes including off-road and snow, panoramic sunroof, larger 19-inch alloys, sat-nav, roof rails and an array of additional safety features. The roomy cabin easily takes three adults in the rear, a larger boot now offers 520 litres, increasing to 1,655 litres with the seats folded. These seats also slide up to 170mm to adjust load/occupant space. With a lot of stowage compartments too, the Tiguan gets top marks for practicality.

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Volkswagen Group worldwide sales grew 4.7 percent to 870,300 units in October and the company delivered 8.5 million vehicles from January to October this year, an increase of 2.6 percent. “Our delivery figures show that our vehicles convince many buyers. Our customers’ trust in our products is our most precious asset,” said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales. The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.5 million vehicles (+3.3 percent) in Europe during the first ten months, of which 338,000 (+0.9 percent) were handed over to customers in October with models such as the Golf leading the way. The good delivery performance in the UK, Italy and France helped counteract the decrease on the home market of Germany (-9.8 percent). In contrast, the Group recorded 4.2 percent growth in Central and Eastern Europe on the back of the solid delivery trend in Poland. Howeve, sales were down by 4.8 per cent in North America


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ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH S MODEL Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. It has sharper styling and greater potency and is powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine, which now produces 592 hp (up from 565 hp) and enjoys what Aston Martin says is “sensational throttle response.” Building on this increased intensity, the calibration of the 8-speed Touchtronic III transmission has been revised to deliver faster gearshifts and greater refinement at low speeds for a greater sense of precision and immediacy. The suspension, damper internals, spring rates and anti-roll bar bushes have also been re-tuned to give the Vanquish S a keener edge in the more sporting suspension modes, without compromising its ability to deliver supple ride quality on demand.

Visually the Vanquish S can be readily distinguished by a new aerodynamic package. Fashioned from exposed carbon fibre, this revised front splitter and rear diffuser combine to deliver a reduction in frontal lift with a minimal penalty in additional drag. Inside, the Vanquish S can be personalised with a choice of quilted leather and the use of new materials and finishes, such as the Satin Chopped Carbon Fibre fascia panel. Sumptuous Bridge of Weir Caithness leather offers an added touch of luxury and tactility, while Vanquish S embroidery on the headrests provides a crafted finishing detail. Vanquish S is available in both Coupe and Volante form, priced from £199,950.

ROAD TEST: TOYOTA VERSO DESIGN Toyota’s Verso MPV is built in Europe and designed specifically for the European market, and since its launch in 2002 more than 700,000 have been sold, writes NICK FLETCHER. Over the years, the MPV market has become more crowded and high-demand for these versatile family vehicles means models are frequently revised and upgraded to help stay with the pack leaders. The Toyota Verso is among the latest to be refreshed, with a re-vamped interior, upgraded multi-media system and the addition of a new 1.6 diesel engine choice. Prices start at £17,995 for an entry level 1.6 petrol version though most buyers opt for the diesel which offers better fuel economy - 62.8 mpg combined. However, my recent test model featured a 147 hp 1.8 petrol engine with CVT auto gearbox and in mid-range Design trim costs £24,205. You get a lot of kit for the money, with highlights including cruise control, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio, Bluetooth, on-board connectivity, sat-nav, rear view camera, 17 inch alloys, and a wealth of safety features including collision warning, auto emergency braking and lane departure warning. The Verso is compact by MPV standards which means it is easier to park, yet there is still plenty of space for five occupants, though space in the third row of this 7-seater is really just for children. Boot space is good at 440 litres in 5-seat mode, and can be boosted to 1,009 litres with both

rows of seats down. Flat-fold rear seats aid practicality, and the middle row of seats slides to vary load space or leg-room, a useful feature. The Verso is attractively styled, looking good from all angles, and while the dashboard is conventionally laid out for functionality the overall appearance is pleasing and the seating very comfortable. Underway, the Verso is relaxing to drive and handles reassuringly on faster roads. It cruises well on motorway trips and the suspension set up ensures good ride comfort. The CVT transmission on the test model was smooth and seamless and a boon in city traffic. This latest Verso may not be biggest in the class nor the most economical, but it does have big-plus points in Toyota built-quality, reliability and strong re-sale values – all important factors for would-be MPV buyers.

Just on sale in the UK, the revised Mitsubishi Outlander diesel, offering improved specification and priced from £24,999. Improved and updated interior detailing adds more luxury and refinement and a new centre console and shark-fin antenna appear on all variants as standard as well as front footwell lamps, console box illumination, a 12V socket in the boot and rain and dusk sensors. The rear shock absorber has been altered with a new valve, enhancing the stability and comfort of the ride and additional safety features include blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert and a 360 degree camera, an electronic parking brake and auto hold button on automatic versions. All variants have a 2.2-litre diesel unit, in both automatic and manual transmission. The manual version has a sixspeed gearbox, which delivers a top speed of 124 mph, while the automatic variants reach 118 mph. The on-demand 4WD system improves stability, traction, fuel economy and emissions. Manual variants produce CO2 emission of 139g/km and are capable of 53.3 mpg combined. Automatic versions produce 154 g/km and return 48.7 mpg. The Outlander 2 - the entry entry-point model - features Auto Stop & Go, Hill Start Assist and an adjustable speed limiter. Cruise control comes as standard, as does dual-zone climate control and there’s a radio/CD/MP3 player with six speakers and front electric windows. Airbags and 16-inch steel wheels also feature, as well as roof rails, auto dimming rearview mirror and LED daytime running lights.

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The Tiguan. With a warming winter offer. £1,000 towards your deposit. 5.1% APR Representative. Available when purchased with Solutions Personal Contract Plan.* Tiguan R-Line standard specficiation includes : 20-inch Suzuka alloy wheels with sports suspension, LED headlights with 14 separate LED lights and distinctive DRL lighting signature, Active info display with 12.3-inch TFT colour display screen, R-Line Exterior body kit including specific badging, body colour rear spoiler and side skirts, Discover Media Navigation system with 8-inch colour touchscreen and 3 years Car-Net Guide and Inform subscription.

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*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) own the vehicle: pay the optional final payment; ii) return the vehicle: subject to fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. Available on Solutions Personal Contract Plan. Excess mileage charges apply of 8.4p per mile. 18s and over. Subject to availability. Finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Offer available when ordered by January 9th, 2017. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication.

Standard EU Test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. Official fuel consumption in mpg (litres/100km) for the Tiguan range: urban 31.0 (9.1) – 49.6 (5.7); extra urban 44.1 (6.4) – 67.3 (4.2); combined 38.2 (7.4) – 60.1 (4.7). CO2 emissions 123 – 170g/km.

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Silver Wheels launch an innovative new process, and we got the inside scoop! With over 25 years experience in the industry, Silver Wheels’ directors recognised a gap in the Bournemouth area, to not only offer high specification finishes on alloy wheels but to provide exemplary service. “At Silver Wheels, we aim is to provide our customers with a wide range of finishes and a level of service to suit them, not us. We have a full range of samples in our showroom, for you to examine and to make your selection from. Take advantage of our experienced staff, who are there to guide you, and are happy to talk through your ideas, or suggest some of their own. We try hard to match the wheel, to the car, and to the owner. We hope that you will be amazed by what we can offer” With CCTV and a 24 hour alarmed premises, as well as ample onsite secure parking for customer’s vehicles, you can be confident that nothing untoward will happen to your vehicle whilst in our care. Just next door to Tyreland, should any of your tyres are found to be defective, or just the victim of natural wear and tear, a replacement can be done at the same time – saving you time and money.

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Customers are able to bring a single alloy wheel for us to process or their entire car. We are happy to remove your wheels and tyres, paint your alloys, then replace tyres, balance your wheels and mount them back on to your car – a complete service. Silver Wheels provide the best finish in the market place today.

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Let’s talk about the regular process… We strip wheels of all existing paint and then prepare the surface for the specialist paint process. We apply a hard wearing base coat, a colour and then a specialist Acrylic top coat designed to protect your final finish. Very few other companies offer this level of paint application, so make sure this is what you pay for. We can bring your wheels back to manufacturer specifications or we can change your colour! Have you ever considered Matt black? Gloss black? White or something a little more funky? Not only do we offer the highest quality of workmanship, with a 12 month warranty, we offer

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a fast turn around of service, even up to a premium of a 8 hour time period to complete a full set of 5 wheels.

The Diamond Cut Wheels manufactured with a diamond cut finish are becoming more and more common, with most of the main manufacturers either offering them as upgrades or as a standard option. A diamond cut wheel can be identified by the polished finish on the front face of the spoke and another colour on the side face of the spoke. This second colour can be a silver, which can then make the polished face hard to spot. Refurbishment of a diamond cut wheel is carried out in the normal way, up to the point that the colour has been applied to the wheel. Then it is loaded into a specialist machine, that lathes the front faces of the spokes using diamond tipped tools – hence the term ‘diamond cutting’. Silver wheels are the first company in Dorset to be able to offer this service all completed in house. With a short turn-around time of just 2 days. We can repair damage to diamond cut wheels and return them back to factory specification using the same processes and paint suppliers as the main automotive manufacturers. It was, and has always been our mission, to concentrate on high quality results and deliver these results at a speed to suit the customer.

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STEPHEN BANKS

Capturing Dorset, as You’ve Never Seen It Before Stephen Banks is something of a pioneer in landscape photography. Since he first started taking photographs of the Dorset night sky in 2011, Stephen’s passion for capturing ‘Dorset as you’ve never seen it before’ has built him a stellar reputation. Known as the Dorset Scouser, Banks’ images have gathered widespread attention, both locally and further afield. His genre, known as ‘astrophotography’, has become hugely popular in recent years, but despite the competition, Banks continues to compete with the very best. Banks first picked up a camera at 16, but it was only upon moving to quintessentially quaint Bridport in 2011, that his love of the night sky began. His fascination with astrophotography (and the Milky Way in particular) has flourished since then. His images have been displayed in the Guardian, on BBC Stargazing Live and on the cover of the Astronomy

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Photographer of the Year, for which he was a close runner-up. His photographs of Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and other notable Dorset landmarks have proved hugely popular in print and furthermore online. Interestingly, Banks’ early astrophotography began in the form of time-lapse videos. The videos were inspired by ‘The Mountain’; a short film shot in and around El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain. Banks’ own first short film followed soon after, entitled ‘Bridport by Night’. The tribute to Banks’ new home painted the seaside town in vivid colour, using a sequence of rich time-lapses. His second video, ‘Dorset by Night’, brought a whole variety of locations together (through time-lapse again) to create a spectacular portrait of the county. But despite these excellent time-lapses, Banks was most captivated by the still image and since focusing on that his work has gone from strength to strength.


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has shot; Everything from Pulpit Rock to the globe at Durlston Castle. The photographs take you into a magical world, lit up by twinkling stars. With £1 from each purchase going to the Dorset Wildlife Trust and Christmas fast approaching, the calendar makes for the ideal festive gift. Banks’ work will be back on display at The Kingcombe Centre, in Toller Porcorum (DT2 0EQ), when it reopens in the Spring. This idyllic nature centre is run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust and takes pride in showing the very best local artwork in their gallery. Banks is also entering the Astronomy Photographer of the Year in 2017, with an exceptional image of Kimmeridge. It’s clear from his current portfolio that he has a strong chance of further success in the competition. One of Dorset’s finest landscape photographers, Stephen Banks is a talent we are rightfully proud to have. His impressive images continue to push the boundaries of what nightsky photography can do and with this dedicated and inspiring approach, Banks looks set for success long into the future. Words by Ben Dickenson Bampton Contact Stephen Banks on: t. 07525 461614 e. stephen@banksie.co.uk w. www.dorsetscouser.com

His pioneering approach sees Banks tackle a number of difficult obstacles, just to be in with a chance of getting the right shot. First, Banks seeks out the spots where the Milky Way will show, using an app on his phone. Then the light needs to be clear, which means no fog, no cloud, not even a wisp. In more urbanised areas, Stephen has to wait until the streetlights are out. So very late nights are often on the cards – and that’s all before a single shot is taken! With such dedication to his craft, Banks’ stunning images are best viewed as large prints. These limited edition options are printed on a durable, scratch and weatherproof vinyl and mounted on a 3mm thick aluminium board. The quality of these premium prints is phenomenal. The high-quality matte finish does true justice to Banks’ photographs, bringing out the rich colours superbly. Most recently, Banks has released ‘Dorset’s Dark Skies’, a calendar available for 2017. The calendar boasts a selection of his finest images, including a range of iconic Dorset landmarks that Banks

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DE-STRESS WITH A WINTER WALK

The Wallington Clock Tower (Photo credit: PA Photo/Chris Orton)

Take a break from Christmas shopping, list-making and party planning by enjoying the best of winter gardens nationwide. If you haven’t celebrated Capability Brown’s 300th anniversary this year, there’s still time to visit his majestic landscapes, while the National Trust offers a wealth of winter wonderlands and the RHS stages a range of horticultural events. Here’s just a few of the best gardens to give you space to think before Christmas takes over...

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Leave the formality of the house behind this winter and explore the wonderful 18th-century pleasure ground waiting for you in the woods at Wallington. Follow the growing winter trail and take in the seasonal planting through the East Wood, with trees, shrubs and plants showcasing coloured and textured bark and winter berries. Discover the mini-lake covered in a sprinkling of frost and the enchanting Walled Garden, where the Edwardian conservatory bursts with colour and scent all year round. The grounds at Wallington are even open

on Christmas Day, and are the perfect place to walk off your festive dinner (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington).

Trentham Gardens, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs Top designer Piet Oudolf’s Rivers of Grass is a sight to behold in winter. The gardens are open throughout the holiday, apart from Christmas Day itself, and the Italian Garden, designed by Oudolf and Tom StuartSmith, is also stunning in winter. Book a skating session on their lakeside rink (trentham.co.uk; 01782 646646).

Trentham Gardens Italian Garden with the Fountain Perseus (Photo credit: PA Photo/Sian Robertson)

Dingle Nurseries and Garden, Frochas, Welshpool, Powys This family-run business has devoted a 4.5-acre area for a spectacular RHS partner garden taking in the mid-Wales rolling hills and is famed for its colourthemed and unusual planting. At this time of year, head for the lake to admire the brightly-stemmed dogwoods and trees with eye-catching bark, including eucalyptus and superb birches, as well as the paper bark maple (Acer griseum). It also has great collections of conifers and shrubs, including witch-hazel and daphne (dinglenurseryandgarden.co.uk; 01938 555 145).

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Cotehele, Cornwall When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest, floral Christmas display in the hall six decades ago, little did they know how their simple decoration would turn into the magnificent and famous tradition it is today. To celebrate the garland’s 60 years, the gardeners have secret plans to give it a new look. All of the flowers (20,000-35,000 depending on the growing season) are grown and dried on the estate and the garland will be hung until December 31 (www. nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele).

Croome Court, Worcester Take in a guided tour of the gardens and parkland Capability Brown designed with stunning views over the Malverns at Croome Court. Guided tours run until December 31, with temples, follies and statues around every corner. If you want to explore on your own, downloadable walks, including a winter welly walk to Pirton Castle, are available from www. nationaltrust.org.uk.

Cotehele Garland (Photo credit: PA Photo/Steven Haywood)

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh If the weather’s too cold for a walk, take refuge in the amazing glasshouses where 10 different climatic zones display stately palms, stunning orchids, architectural ferns, a collection of plants that underlines their importance to our everyday existence and plants from some of the steamiest jungles and driest deserts on planet earth (www.rbge.org.uk).

Palmhouse, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout)

Adorned with daphnes, witch hazels, birch trees and maples, the striking stem colours and variety of forms, textures and breath-taking scents make this one of the largest and oldest concentrations of winter horticulture in the north of England. Kids can get involved in the festive garden detective trail, while Magic of Christmas days offer family fun to get you in the festive spirit. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Winter Walk, some 5,000 irises have been planted and will bloom in early spring (www.rhs.org. uk/gardens/harlow-carr).

Bodnant Garden, Conwy Bodnant’s winter garden has now been open for almost four years. Discover coloured-stemmed birches and enjoy the scent of winter shrubs such as hamamelis, daphne and sarcococca. Highlights after Christmas include bright bergenias and bulbs such as snowdrops, iris, cyclamen and crocus (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnantgarden).

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Yorkshire

A view along the River Skell in winter towards Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire (Photo credit: PA Photo/National Trust Images/Andrew Butler)

Get into the Christmas spirit at Fountains with a music and lights event on selected afternoons in December. Tuck into a hot pulled pork sandwich and a mulled wine from the visitor centre then wander through the estate to see the trees twinkling with light and the abbey all aglow. Stop by the cellarium to catch some live festive music (www.nationaltrust. org.uk/fountainsabbey). By Hannah Stephenson, Press Association

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HOW TO STAY (A BIT) FIT AND HEALTHY OVER CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to one and all I hope you are all feeling the festive spirit as the holiday season seems to be in full swing now. There will no doubt be lots of celebrations for you all, with massive amounts of eating, drinking, partying and just general overindulgence, which we will all choose to ignore until the call from deep within around January that tells us we need to do something about that overindulgence as soon as possible.

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Bournemouth Discount Scheme”. Others are just on holiday visiting the town from overseas or other parts of the UK, whilst of course many are local customers from Bournemouth and the surrounding areas who have made us their salon of choice for their regular beauty treatments. Currently Westover Beauty is in the process of launching a new online shop which will be offering a wide range of beauty treatment and relaxation packages making the perfect gift for the special person in your life whilst also making preparations for a training centre which will open early 2017. The Westover Beauty Brand continues to grow and the current owners have plans ahead to promote the business further. The current success has only been achieved by a very high level of input from the existing management and their time is now starting to get stretched to its limit with the current level of tasks in hand. In order to maintain a continuing high level of service and attention to detail the Bournemouth branch intends to appoint an owner operator who can devote all their time to promoting the business from the Bournemouth Salon whilst the current owners concentrate on growing the new areas of the business. This is a completely unique opportunity for the right person to acquire a fast growing business with tremendous scope to increase it further in the years ahead. If you possess the motivation and drive to succeed, have capital available to you in the region of £68000.00, and have the desire to earn a high level of income in return for your hard work then we would like to hear from you. Please email your interest to us at info@beautytimeuk.com

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EXPERIENCED BEAUTY THERAPIST REQUIRED We are seeking an experienced beauty therapist to join our team at Westover Beauty. You will need to be qualified to level 3, have excellent proven abilities over a wide range of beauty treatments, and have past experience of working within a busy salon environment. An excellent remuneration package is available for the right person. Please apply in strict confidence enclosing your CV.

RECENTLY QUALIFIED BEAUTY THERAPIST REQUIRED If you have recently qualified level 3 beauty and are looking to gain experience and grow your beauty skills then we would like to hear from you. You will need to be dedicated and reliable with a passion to provide the very best in customer service and quality of treatments whilst learning to work within a busy salon. This is an excellent opportunity for you to further your career and gain valuable experience within the beauty industry.

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A Chic Gift Voucher makes the perfect Christmas Gift for a loved one! Gift Vouchers can be purchased for any of our Beauty Treatments at Chic or alternatively choose an amount and let the lucky recipient browse our range of treatments and products and choose for themselves! All our Gift Vouchers are beautifully presented and can be purchased instore, over the phone or through our secure online store! CHIC Beauty Salon & Academy of Beauty, 70 Heathwood Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 2JZ 01202 535007 • info@chicbeautyuk.co.uk • www.chicbeautyuk.co.uk

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KISS ME COSMETICS With great brows, we can conquer the world!

We’ve been known to undergo some of the latest and greatest beauty trends in the aid of investigatory journalism and our latest endeavor took us to wondrous new realms of gorgeousness. We decided to pay a visit to ‘Charlotte Hoyland’, a beauty expert offering the latest in brow manipulation – introducing ‘Semi-Permanent Brows’. It’s a shared belief (amongst women and some men, alike) that good brows can make all the difference to one’s look and what is deemed good/bad in that department has changed drastically over the years. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all undergone our own trials and tribulations when it comes to our shedding caterpillars, especially during the great ‘thinning’ of the 90’s when we couldn’t resist the urge to pluck every five minutes (I blame J-Lo, that women could have made a ski-mask look on fleek). To compensate for our past brow faux pas we have explored all kinds of make-up hacks; gels, tints, waxes – the lot! But the problem with all of these treatments is that they are temporary, should we find ourselves in a rainstorm, or by the pool on our holidays it’s bye bye brows. Well Miss Hoyland has the answer… She has brought the signature semi-permanent brow treatment down to Bournemouth, a service once only available to those who could afford it up in London. Essentially it’s a semi-permanent tattoo, but unlike any of it’s kind. By using a specialist ‘hair-stroke’ technique, Charlotte can mimic the appearance of

real hairs. This method is made possible by the use of a particular needle, known as a ‘4-flat’. Little helpful information to you or I, but to put it into perspective; your ordinary tattoo is created with a spectrum of needles ranging from 15-flat to 8-flat. Using an even smaller tube size (that’s what the ‘flat’ references) means finer, more refined details, furthermore it means more natural, gorgeous looking brows. I had the opportunity to test the treatment myself; here is an account of my experience… I met Charlotte at the salon she was working from at the time. Charlotte was beaming from ear to ear; being met with a smiling face is always assuring, especially when that person is in charge of making a semi-permanent alteration to your look. She sat me down and thoroughly explained the process and all I needed to know. I must say I was a little taken aback at the amount of paperwork, but actually it was a testament to Charlotte’s validity and instilled me with a full sense of trust in her, having seen how professional she was with her documentation. I was escorted to her treatment room (which by the way was immaculate!), where she took the time to explain how the treatment would feel. Even having three body tattoos of my own, the thought of a needle right where I could see it did freak me out initially. I explained my concerns to Charlotte and she made by feel instantly at ease. To add a little extra comfort she pasted a healthy lashing of numbing cream across my brows. We had a little time to kill whilst the cream was working it’s magic, so she went onto stencil my ‘ideal brow’. She showed me the first draft and I was thrilled, but she insisted that they weren’t yet perfect, so she continued to tweak until they were faultless. 20 minutes later it was time to begin! I lay down and relaxed whilst Charlotte gave me the opportunity to get used to the unfamiliar buzzing noise of the machine, until it was time to put pen to

paper…in a matter of speaking. The first stroke: not painful, odd, but not painful. The next few strokes weren’t bad either, after a while it just became normal and I lay back as I would any other brow treatment. Half and hour or so later it was done and it was time for the big reveal. I slowly perked myself up, now sitting on the side of the bed. Charlotte handed me a mirror, her expression filled with pride in a job well done. I raise the hand mirror to my face and… WOW! I couldn’t believe how good they looked. Suddenly my once sparse brows were now full and thick, perfectly shaped and tidy. I pulled the mirror in to get a closer look and I was stunned – how could a tattoo look so much like natural hair? I left the salon thrilled and packed with all of the relevant aftercare information. In the days that followed I fell more in love with my brows (I didn’t think it was possible) the colour had faded ever so slightly to match seamlessly with my natural shade and the strokes had blended amongst my existing brow hair. I met with Charlotte 28 days later to complete my re-touch, just to tidy things up. It was another pleasant appointment. I can’t thank Charlotte enough for her fantastic work; I would (and have) thoroughly recommend this to numerous friends and family and to all of our lovely readers too. For round the clock fabulous eyebrows, go to Charlotte! Words by Charlotte Williams

Get in-touch: Kiss Me Cosmetics, Charlotte is currently operating out of the ‘Wessex Hotel’, Bournemouth. t. 07564 226583 w. www.kissmecosmetics.co.uk Like them on Facebook: @kissmecosmetics

ACT FAST! Charlotte has a special offer running until the 23rd December, where you can bag yourself some semi-permanent brows for just £99!


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FESTIVE FEASTING Christmas favourites made easy Aaaah Christmas. A time of joy, laughter and most importantly a time to feast! Well that joy, laughter and feasting is all well and good until you find yourself in the role of chef for the occasion. Cooking has to be one of the most stressful parts of the festive season, so we put our heads together to find you, our lovely readers, some of the most delicious, stress-eliminating recipes. We put our research into the very capable hands of local

chef ‘Adam Bartlett’ and he in turn created two delectable recipes that are sure to WOW your guests!

Chef in the spotlight: Adam Bartlett

of Head Chef. He currently works at Bournemouth’s number one steak restaurant, ‘Funki Griller’ (to which we thoroughly recommend a visit), where he and his team cater up to 200 guests a single night! Adam studied at ‘Bournemouth & Poole College’ (also attended by several now celebrity status chefs) in their culinary department, where he nurtured his passion and built up his skillset.

Chef Bartlett started his career at age 17, working his way from an aspiring apprentice to his current role

Festive Turkey Roll (Serves 4)

First up is a twist on a classic: the ‘Festive Turkey Roll’. Sliced turkey escalope, filled with a sumptuous chestnut, mushroom and cranberry stuffing, all wrapped up in smoked bacon. Top Tip: having individual turkey parcels cuts your cooking time down to just 30 minutes!

Ingredients 8 x Turkey Escalopes (150g) 200g Fresh Cranberries 200g Cooked Chestnuts 2 x Eggs 100g Butter 16 x Slices Smokes Streaky Bacon 2 x Shallots 2 x Garlic Cloves 200g Bread Crumbs 50g Parsley

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Method Pre-heat your oven to 220°C. Finely chop the shallots and garlic, then gently fry them in butter. Chop the chestnuts and cranberries and add to the pan – lightly cook until a little colour has been added. Add all of these ingredients into a mixing bowl and leave to cool. Once cooled, add the eggs (beaten) and breadcrumbs to bowl and mix together with your hands. Add the parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Pop the bowl to one side and start working on your turkey… Lay a sheet of tin foil, then a sheet of Clingfilm on top; this will become the cooking shell for your turkey later. Lay 4 slices of bacon over the Clingfilm and place to one side. Now to beat the Turkey – little tip; place the escalopes under a few layers of Clingfilm before beating to avoid damaging the meat. Using a mallet

gently beat two turkey escalopes until thin. Place the now beaten meat on top of the previously prepared bacon slices. Finally lightly season with salt and pepper. Repeat this process (on individual sheets of Clingfilm/foil) with the remaining 6 turkey escallops until you have 4 ready to roll portions. Time to add the stuffing! Spread the prepared mixture over turkey – just enough to cover the flesh. Roll the turkey into a little parcel, making sure that no Clingfilm or foil is caught up inside the roll in the process. Finally wrap the Clingfilm and foil around each roll – the Clingfilm will ensure that the turkey stays moist – just make sure that the foil is totally covering it to avoid any sticky messes. Place your four parcels into the hopefully now hot oven for 10 minutes. After that time turn down your oven to 200°C and cook for a further 20 minutes. Leave the turkey rolls to rest, then slice and serve. Serve with traditional gravy and trimmings of your choice.


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Santa’s Sleighing Sirloin (Serves 2)

For a meatier, but no less Christmassy option, try Santa’s Sleighing Sirloin. Comprised of a juicy sirloin steak, served with a crème de cassis sauce and Parmesan fondant-potatoes. Hello food heaven!

Ingredients 2 Aged 10oz Sirloin Steaks (From a top-class butcher if possible) 2 x Jacket Potatoes 100g Parmesan Shavings 50g Butter 50ml Double Cream For the sauce: 50ml Crème de cassis (liqueurs isle of your supermarket) 100ml Beef Stock 50ml Double Cream 50g Shallots (Chopped)

Method Pre-heat oven to 220°C Pre-cook the jacket potatoes and leave to cool. Once cool, slice in half lengthways. Scoop a hole in the center of each half (use a teaspoon); be sure not to go all the way through! Pour the cream into the hole and sprinkle the Parmesan over the top. Add a final knob of butter, place on a tray and pop it into the oven for 20 minutes. For the steak, get your frying pan smoking hot – that’s the key to properly rendering the fat and locking in those incredible flavours. Add a little butter and then the steak. Don’t constantly poke and prod it, leave it for 2-2½ minutes, flip to the other side and cook for a further 2-2½ minutes. Flip once more and cook for a final minute. Take your steak out of the pan and onto a chopping board to rest. This should leave you with a perfectly cooked, medium-rare steak.

Use the same pan for the sauce (utilise those sumptuous flavours from the steak), but turn it down to a medium heat. Add the chopped shallots and the rest of the butter. Turn down the pan to a low-medium heat, then pour in the cassis liqueur and beef stock – pour the alcohol slowly, we don’t want a flambé situation. Reduce the sauce by half and then add the cream. A pinch of salt and pepper and your sauce is done! Take your now cooked potatoes and place on the plate. Slice your rested steak and drizzle a healthy lashing of sauce over it. Best served with seasonal greens.

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FESTIVE BREWS With Eden Garden Bar Our friends over at Eden Garden Bar (Bournemouth) have whipped up a selection of incredible Christmas cocktails that are sure to warm even the coldest of hearts this festive season. A word of warning – don’t leave Uncle Joe alone with the punch bowl this year, these delicious concoctions are deceptively strong!

Homemade Mulled Wine A classic and most favoured

Ingredients 1 Bottle of Red wine (nothing fancy) 200g Sugar Orange, Lime & Lemon Zest (few scrapings from each) 1 x Cinnamon Stick Pinch of Nutmeg, Cardamom 1-2 Cloves 2 Star Anise Small handful of Coffee Beans 50g of raw cocoa powder 2/3 Bay Leaves A few Peppercorns

Method Sling all of these ingredients into a pan/slow cooker and simmer gently until steam rises.

Eden Spiced Rum Toddy A hug in a mug

Ingredients 25ml Eden spiced rum 25ml Kraken rum 25ml Lime Juice 3 tsps Brown sugar 4 Dashes of Bitters 75ml Apple Juice 75ml Ginger Beer

Method All ingredients into a saucepan (except the rum) and gently heat – do not boil. Add the rum in to a cold glass (heatproof) and poor in the toddy mixture. Stir and drink!

Hot Buttered Rum Ultimate indulgence

Ingredients 2 x Tsp of Spiced Butter 50ml of Dark Rum (add in at the end)* Hot Water Spiced Butter = unsalted butter blended with fresh ginger, orange zest, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg (you can make this days before and keep cool in the fridge). *Putting it in at the end helps retain the alcohol (it’s a very merry Christmas)

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BUSINESS PROFILE House talks to Lisa Niemier from Clinic Visjeune in Moordown, Bournemouth

Lisa Niemier Clinic Visjeune

Can you tell us what Clinic Visjeune is all about? Our Clinic has been open for over two years now. We specialise in skin care, laser, anti wrinkle injectables and beauty treatments and our aim is to educate our clients in skin health as this is the best way to keep your skin looking young and fresh, which is what most of our clients come to see us about in the first place! We pride ourselves on our professionalism, discretion and integrity, and to maintain this all our staff receive a high quality of continuing education to ensure high standards of practice are attained. Our ethos is we want people to feel good about themselves. It may be a manicure helps to achieve this before embarking upon the other treatments such as a non surgical face lift. All our clients are unique individuals, we respect this and want them to leave the clinic happy with their treatment and confident to return again in the future. How and when did you become interested in aesthetics? I have been practicing aesthetics for 8 years. I left the NHS after a 27 year career during which time I was a midwife, health visitor, specialist nurse for Looked After Children and worked part time at Bournemouth University. I came across the aesthetic industry by chance, and quickly became passionate in the artistry of it all, carefully injecting products to give clients the subtle changes they need to get the appearance they want without it looking scary or over the top.

enhance the result of the treatment. We also offer a number of treatments exclusive to Clinic Visjeune in the Bournemouth area like the revolutionary 3D Lipomed fat removing and body contouring system, which has been one of our most popular treatments since we introduced in in November 2014, and we have seen exceptional results from it. What treatments do you offer? We offer everything from Anti-Wrinkle injections to waxing. We have two Nurses, myself and Kerrie, who work on the medical side of things, doing anti-wrinkle injectables, dermal fillers, fat dissolving injections, medical grade peels and IV Vitamin Drips among many other things. We have an aethetician, Christie, who is responsible for laser hair removal and photorejuvenation treatments, lower grade skin peels, microdermabrasion, face and body skin tightening and our 3D Lipomed fat removal machine. Last but not least we have our beauty therapist, Elizabeth, who rounds it all up with your classic beauty treatments such as waxing, eyelash extensions, manicures and pedicures and massage. We also have had every member of the team specifically trained in skincare, giving all four of us the knowledge and expertise to offer skin scans and advise people on products and treatments for their needs during our complimentary consultations.

Have you introduced any new treatments recently? Yes, three in fact and all of them are very different. The aesthetic world is ever changing with new techniques. At Clinic Visjeune we spend time researching innovations before we bring them to the clinic. We introduced in October the Perfect Peel, a revolutionary skin peel and generally people only need one treatment. It offers considerable results on such a diverse range of skin problems including dull skin tone, acne and spot prone skin, pigmentation and fine lines. IntraVita IV infusions for wellness are taking the USA by storm and we introduced these in November. Clients can choose from several cocktails of vitamins and minerals, each of which has a particular benefit, such as anti-aging, diet and detox, energy boost, immunity, stress and anxiety and energy boost for athletes and sportspeople. Our newest treatment is the Aqualyx fat dissolving injections, which helps remove the pockets of fat which are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Aqualyx can be used over the whole body, including hips, saddlebags, thighs, stomach, knees and chin. We have plans for more treatments in the New Year, so watch this space! t: 01202 523142 e: info@visjeune.com Twitter: @visjeune Find us on Facebook

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SWISS SLOPES ARE NO SWIZZ Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law, and Bono are names that pop up during discussions of celebrities who regularly ski in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, known for it’s excellent slopes, exclusivity and famous clientele. I’ve come here to see if it’s possible to enjoy Verbier on a more modest budget than the likes of Prince Harry might have at their disposal. “This is the Diana Ross lift,” our instructor Alex says, as we scale a mountain looking down on postcardworthy views of the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps. Singer James Blunt also has a lift named after him. He may not be very famous in the UK these days, but he owns a chalet here and is well known to the locals. Even though the Beckhams, Jamie Oliver, and Pippa Middleton are said to ski here, it seems I’m in a bizarre parallel universe where James Blunt is practically royalty. But there’s a reason why big stars, and Blunt, make Verbier their skiing base. Part of Switzerland’s largest ski area, the 4 Vallees, there are 144 runs spread over 400km, connections to resorts including La Tzoumaz and Nendaz, and an altitude that guarantees an

abundance of snowfall even in early season. The resort is south-facing and therefore sun-drenched if the weather allows, making the views as spectacular as they come. Having skied mainly in France and across the Atlantic, I’m keen to see how the Swiss slopes compare. What’s most surprising in January is the lack of skiers and snowboarders around. Queues for lifts are rare and many of the runs are practically empty as we slice down the mountain as quickly or as leisurely as we like. It’s also clear that the variety means it caters for everyone, from pure beginners to serious Alpine junkies. Mont Fort - the area’s highest peak at 3,330 metres - has panoramic views over the Alps, where you can see the peaks of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. The legendary run from the peak is well-known as a challenge for even the most seasoned of skiers. It’s accessible by cable car, so there’s no pressure to ski or board down. But after some deliberation, I take on the 1,750-metre slope, and it’s no surprise it’s a steep 40% incline, mogul-filled black run. Elegance took a serious hit but I made it to the bottom, largely thanks to Alex from the Altitude Ski

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and Snowboarding School (www. altitude-verbier.com). And two minor stumbles doesn’t seem so bad when I learn that the run has hosted the World Speed Skiing Championships. I wonder if Dicaprio can get to the bottom without falling... We’re joined by Ski Sunday presenter and ex-pro boarder Ed Leigh, who I suspect is holding back when he leisurely takes on the famous slope with ease. “I fell in love with Verbier for a number of reasons,” he tells me. “The sheer size of the ski area is mind-blowing, and they haven’t littered the slopes with lots of lifts that ultimately crowd the slopes and ruin the views.” Even after 25 years of being spoilt by alpine scenery, the beautiful views at Verbier still make him stop and drink them in. Ed says the reputation as a prestigious resort hasn’t limited its visitors to just “billionaire frou-frou crew” though.

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“Its freeride credentials have always drawn the less well-heeled powder pilgrims to town too. It’s the mixture that’s created the legendary nightlife.”


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L’Escale is the place for it. Meanwhile, in Bruson, you can get a very reasonably priced cheese-based lunch hillside at Restaurant de Moay. The same can’t always be said of French resorts. Later, we sip cocktails in La Farinet, where, ahem, Pixie Lott spent last New Year’s Eve. And while the hype would have you believe that champagne magnums fill the tables, the truth is it’s no more pricey than an average central London bar. Next door, there’s even a rock night on, where you can buy beer pitchers and have to drink from plastic cups in front of a live band. As skiing goes, the pristine slopes of Verbier and Bruson are among the best I’ve visited, and with an abundance of snow, they’re perfect for an early or late-season trip. Lift passes are 66 CHF (£54) a day or 340 CHF (£280) for six days (more for access to the rest of the 4 Vallees), which is very similar to the likes of St Anton, Chamonix and Tignes. Let’s face it, skiing is never cheap but if you’re planning to hit the slopes of Verbier, it is possible to retreat into an Alpine bubble at a sensible price, and still rub shoulders with James Blunt. By Lauren Taylor, Press Association Photo credit: PA Photo/Lauren Taylor

This ‘exclusive’ label is actually one they’re keen to shake in Verbier. In the current economic climate, like any resort, they need the mass market, not just those with money to burn.

If you want nightlife though, Le Chable is tame and Verbier is where you’ll find apres ski (try Pub Mont Fort for £4 beer) turning into cocktails and clubbing into the early hours.

And while in Verbier you could hire a £112,000 a week chalet (one Richard Branson owns) or stay in the fabulous five star Hotel W, you could also stay in Le Chable, a direct gondola or 15-minute bus ride away, and spend significantly less.

Bruson, on the other side of the valley, is quieter still. A charming but more modestly-sized skiing area, it’s only recently become easily accessible thanks to a new gondola from Le Chable. There’s plenty of off-piste, forested sections here for the more adventurous.

Hotel A Larze opened this year and has beautiful but cosy rooms for as little as £83 a night with breakfast. Elsewhere in Le Chable, there’s a good choice of self-catering apartments, and I’m told a hotel business in Verbier is looking to create 10,000 new beds, including dorm rooms.

My own adventure into the powdery snow (slightly) off-piste is helped by instructor and ski race coach Sega, who is encouraging with a dose of tough love. I’m sure my turns are better for it though.

Le Chable itself is more low key and unassuming than it’s more famous neighbour; it has restaurants, ski hire shops and a train station that’ll take you straight to Geneva. It may take ever so slightly longer to get on to the slopes, but it means you bypass any crowds at Verbier.

We stop for lunch at Dahu, perched on the mountainside with a breathtaking view. The pizza chef here is awardwinning, but if you have more refined culinary tastes, the food at Brasserie 1 in Le Chable is by far the best in my experience, and it seems customer Tripadvisor reviews agree. It wouldn’t be Switzerland without some cheesy raclette though, and in Le Chable,

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TV GUIDE Christmas Eve BBC 1

6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen. 11.30 FILM: A Christmas Carol (2009). A Victorian miser is visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas Eve who try to make him change his ways. Motion-capture animated fantasy, starring Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman. 1.00 BBC News 1.15 Winter: Earth’s Seasonal Secrets. 2.15 FILM: The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008). The four Pevensie children return to the magical land of Narnia to help the rightful king reclaim his throne. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Ben Barnes and William Moseley. 4.30 Shrek The Halls. Festive animated short, starring the lovable ogre. (R) 4.50 FILM: Penguins Of Madagascar (2014). Premiere. The flightless birds join a secret society of animals to foil a plot for world domination. Animated comedy, with the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich. 6.15 BBC News. 6.25 Regional News. 6.30 Pointless Celebrities. A Christmas special of the general knowledge quiz. 7.25 Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show. The lively comedian puts a Christmas spin on his weekend variety entertainment show. Broadcast live from London’s Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, Michael invites festive favourites Alfie Boe and Michael Ball to perform on-stage. Catherine Tate’s foul-mouthed Nan and Harry Enfield’s Kevin the Teenager both put in appearances, and Michael seizes Aled Jones’ mobile for Send to All. Plus, the comedian stages his most ambitious stunt yet as he surprises an entire choir in Unexpected Star. 8.25 EastEnders.The final night of the Christmas show is interrupted by devastating family news for Linda. Dot closes up for the final time, and Donna is touched when Carmel invites her to Christmas dinner. 9.00 David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey. A treat for fans of the veteran singer as comedy actor David Walliams hosts this special night of entertainment paying tribute ahead of her 80th birthday in January. 10.05 Peter Kay’s Christmas Comedy Shuffle. A festive collection of clips from the comedian’s TV career. Featuring highlights from Car Share and Phoenix Nights, as well as a seasonal singalong with Paul McCartney and Geraldine McQueen. 10.50 The Vicar Of Dibley. Alice suggests an unconventional nativity play starring herself and Hugo as Mary and Joseph, and adds an extra touch of authenticity by going into labour mid-performance. (R) 11.30 BBC News; Weather. 11.45 Midnight Mass: From St Chad’s Birmingham. The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, leads a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass broadcast live from St Chad’s Cathedral. 1.00 FILM: Surviving Christmas (2004). Comedy, starring Ben Affleck. 2.25 Weather For The Week Ahead. 2.30 BBC News.

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6.15 FILM: Mars Needs Moms (2011). A boy stows away on a Martian spaceship to rescue his kidnapped mother from the aliens. Animated sci-fi adventure, with the voices of Seth Robert Dusky and Dan Fogler. 7.40 The NFL Show. Mark Chapman looks at the major stories shaping the NFL. (R) 8.10 FILM: Hans Christian Andersen (1952). The Danish storyteller falls in love with a beautiful ballerina after he is forced to leave his village and move to Copenhagen. Musical, starring Danny Kaye and Zizi Jeanmaire. 10.00 Robot Wars.(R) 11.00 Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave. The animated characters get mixed up in sheep rustling.(R) 11.30 Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen. Nigella Lawson prepares spiced roast turkey. (R) 12.00 The Cook Who Changed Our Lives. A profile of Milanese cook and food writer Anna Del Conte. (R) 1.00 FILM: Splash! (1984). A mermaid falls for a New Yorker she saved from drowning and assumes human form so she can follow him onto dry land. Romantic fantasy comedy, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. 2.45 Snow Chick: A Penguin’s Tale. Following the first months in the life of an emperor penguin. (R) 3.45 Gorilla Family And Me. Part one of two. Gordon Buchanan spends time with Grauer’s gorillas. (R) 4.45 Gorilla Family And Me. Part two of two. Gordon Buchanan revisits the apes. (R) 5.45 Carols From King’s. The traditional annual carol service at the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. 7.00 Dad’s Army. The platoon challenges a rival regiment to a gruelling duel, involving map-reading, initiative tests, river-crossing and field-fighting, to prove they are fitter and better trained than any other troop. Vintage comedy with the bumbling Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Ian Lavender. (R) 8.00 Alan Bennett’s Diaries. A candid profile of the writer, following him in his home village in Yorkshire, to his community library in Primrose Hill and during a trip to New York. 9.00 FILM: The Lady In The Van (2015). Premiere. The true story of writer Alan Bennett’s friendship with an eccentric homeless woman, whom he befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to park her dilapidated Bedford van outside his Camden home, where she ended up staying for 15 years. Comedy-drama, starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam and Jim Broadbent. 10.40 The National Lottery Live. 10.50 Christmas TOTP2 Special. Mark Radcliffe returns with another trawl through the archives of Top of the Pops. including perennial yuletide favourites from the likes of Slade, Wham!, Wizzard, East 17, Mud, the Jackson 5 and Johnny Mathis, and rarely seen footage of Kate Bush extolling the delights of December and the festive season. (R) 12.20 FILM: Viva Las Vegas (1964). Musical, starring Elvis Presley. 1.40 Sign Zone: Countryfile (R) 2.40 Sign Zone: Holby City (R) 3.40 This Is BBC Two.

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6.00 CITV. 8.25 Weekend At Christmas. With guests Katherine Parkinson, Craig Charles, Mark Benton and Pixie Geldof. 9.25 Thunderbirds Are Go. The team travels to Langstrom Fischler’s newest invention. 9.50 The Chase. Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh. (R) 10.50 You’ve Been Framed! With Bells On. Camcorder clips with a festive theme. (R) 11.20 FILM: Despicable Me (2010). An evil genius adopts three orphans to aid his latest plot, but fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell and Jason Segel. 1.20 ITV News. 1.30 FILM: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (2001). An orphaned boy with magical powers enrols at a special school for young wizards. First in the fantasy adventure series, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman and Richard Harris. 4.20 FILM: One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961). A canine couple rush to save their puppies from a woman who wants to make a coat from their skins. Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Betty Lou Gerson and Rod Taylor. 6.00 Regional News; Weather 6.15 ITV News; Weather. 6.30 Blankety Blank. Revival of the game show, hosted by David Walliams.7.30 Coronation Street. Aidan admits to Johnny he is in love with Maria while she heads to court, and Nick feels left out as Peter and Leanne reflect on old times. Elsewhere, Bethany gets a telling off from Sarah who demands to know who her older suitor is, and Sally is thrilled when she thinks she’s getting a new TV for Christmas. 8.00 Birds Of A Feather. Travis and co get together for a festive special of the comedy, starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, with Martin Kemp. 9.00 Grantchester Christmas Special. It’s the week before Christmas, and Sidney and Geordie are drawn into a case with echoes of an unsolved murder from nine years previously when a bride-to-be reports the disappearance of her groom on their wedding day. Drama set in the 1950s, starring James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie and Al Weaver. 10.30 Through The Keyhole. Keith Lemon hosts a Christmas special of the classic game show originally hosted by David Frost. Coronation Street star Shayne Ward, model Kelly Brook and comedian Johnny Vegas are asked to identify the homes of the rich and famous, using seasonal clues to assist them. 11.30 ITV News; Weather. 11.45 Christmas Carols On ITV. Aled Jones joins the congregation of St Chad’s church in Rochdale for their traditional candlelight Christmas Eve carol service.12.40 All Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special (R)1.30 FILM: Carry On Loving (1970). Comedy, starring Sid James. 3.05 ITV Nightscreen.

SATELLITE / DIGITAL Christmas Eve FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. 9.00 Catch A Contractor. A house that was in danger of sliding down a hill. 9.45 The Mentalist. Lisbon reaches a decision about her proposed move to Washington, DC. 10.40 The Mentalist. A new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to postpone her plans to relocate. 11.40 NCIS: New Orleans. Pride becomes convinced the elusive ‘Baitfish’ has returned. 12.40 NCIS: New Orleans. Wade and Sebastian are held hostage. 1.40 NCIS: New Orleans. A Naval Commander’s car is stolen, with his infant daughter still inside. 2.35 FILM: Columbo: Death Lends A Hand (1971). Detective drama, with Peter Falk, Ray Milland and Robert Culp. 4.10 FILM: Jesse Stone: Benefit Of The Doubt (2012). The troubled cop returns to his role as chief of police to bring the perpetrators of a Mob-related double homicide to justice. Detective thriller, with Tom Selleck and Kathy Baker. 5.10 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 6.00 NCIS: New Orleans. LaSalle’s family life seriously affects his work. 7.00 NCIS: New Orleans. A city-wide manhunt is triggered and the investigation threatens to push a vengeful LaSalle over the edge – as well as endanger undercover contact Sonja Perry. 8.00 NCIS: New Orleans. In the wake of Baitfish’s death, Pride suspects a mole is among the ranks. 9.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. Callen, Hanna and the team try to track down a group of terrorists responsible for a double murder. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. The team search for a group of terrorists suspected of murdering an ex-army sergeant. Meanwhile, Deeks and Kensi continue to bond. Starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Fin stumbles on a robbery in a supermarket and almost loses his life. 12.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 1.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 3.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 270

FILM 4 11.00 Miracle On 34th Street (1994). A six-year-old girl and her mother help a department store Santa prove he is the real thing. Family drama remake, starring Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins and Mara Wilson. 1.15 Arthur Christmas (2011). Santa’s son tries to make sure a girl accidentally missed off his father’s list gets her presents. Animated comedy, with the voices of James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent. 3.15 Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011). A workaholic businessman’s life is thrown into turmoil when he inherits six penguins from his explorer father. Family comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury. 5.05 Thunderbirds (2004). A master criminal takes over Tracy Island, leaving International Rescue’s youngest member to save the day. Sci-fi adventure, starring Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley and Anthony Edwards. 6.50 Knight And Day (2010). A woman gets kidnapped and dragged into a rogue secret agent’s mission to clear his name after he is framed as a traitor. Comedy adventure, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. 9.00 Last Vegas (2013). A sixtysomething confirmed bachelor finally decides to settle down with his much younger girlfriend. He and three friends decide to mark the occasion by reliving their wild youth with a trip to Las Vegas – but they find that both the city and each other have changed since their glory days. Comedy, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. 11.10 The Transporter (2002). An underworld courier ends up in a battle of wits with his powerful employers when he lets his conscience get the better of him. Action adventure, with Jason Statham and Shu Qi. 12.55 Rear Window (1954). Hitchcock thriller, starring James Stewart. 3.15 Close.

ITV 2 6.00 The Hot Desk: Kelly Clarkson. Interview with the singersongwriter. (R) 6.10 Emmerdale. Omnibus. Ashley is rushed to hospital. (R) 8.45 Coronation Street. Omnibus. (R) 10.45 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special. Game show, hosted by Vernon Kay. (R) 11.50 The Nation’s Favourite Disney Song. A tribute to classic Disney numbers from across the decades. (R) 12.50 FILM: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012). Family adventure, starring Cheryl Ladd and Danny Woodburn. 1.55 FILM: Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012). Concluded. 2.35 FILM: Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas (2004). Anthology of five festive animated tales featuring the Disney characters. With the voices of Wayne Allwine and Tony Anselmo. 3.40 FILM: Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas (2004). Concluded. 4.00 The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol. Short festive animation. (R) 4.25 You’ve Been Framed! At Christmas. Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. (R) 5.25 Catchphrase Christmas Special. Carol Vorderman, Michael Ball and Michelle Collins see it and say it. (R) 6.30 You’ve Been Framed! At Christmas. Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. (R) 6.55 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). Animated adventure, with the voices of Tom Hanks and Leslie Zemeckis. 7.55 FYI Daily. 8.00 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). Concluded.9.00 FILM: Quantum Of Solace (2008). James Bond sequel starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton and Mathieu Amalric. 11.15 Family Guy. Part one of two. Stewie decides to travel to the North Pole to teach Father Christmas a lesson after being snubbed by a mall-based Santa. (R) 11.45 Family Guy. Part two of two. (R) 12.15 American Dad! (R) 12.40 American Dad! (R) 1.15 American Dad! (R) 1.40 Celebrity Juice Christmas Special (R). 2.35 FILM: Derailed (2005). Thriller, starring Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen. 4.20 Educating Joey Essex: What Are You Sleighing? (R)


CHANNEL 4 6.15 Olive, The Other Reindeer. Animation, with the voice of Drew Barrymore. (R) 7.05 FILM: A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures (2010). Animated avtenture of an elderly turtle tells the story of his daring 50-year search to find the love of his life. 8.40 Father Christmas. Seasonal animation based on Raymond Briggs’ book. (R) 9.10 Painting The Bear Hunt. Behind the scenes of the animated adaptation of Michael Rosen’s children’s book. 9.15 Christmas Brunch. With guests Tom Fletcher, Bill Turnbull, Emilia Fox and James Acaster. 12.15 Jamie’s Ultimate Christmas. Jamie Oliver demonstrates dishes for the festive season. (R) 1.15 The Simpsons. Three festive shorts with the animated family. (R) 1.45 The Simpsons. Four tales celebrating the festive season. (R) 2.15 The Simpsons. A corporation buys Springfield Elementary School. (R) 2.45 FILM: Scrooged (1988). A heartless TV executive who sees Christmas as a chance to make lots of money is persuaded to mend his ways by three spirits. Festive comedy, starring Bill Murray and Karen Allen. 4.40 Channel 4 News. 4.45 The Snowman. Animated adventure, based on Raymond Briggs’ festive tale. (R) 5.15 The Snowman And The Snowdog. Animated sequel to classic festive tale The Snowman. (R) 5.50 FILM: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). A miser is encouraged to mend his ways at Christmas when three spirits show him his past, present and what the future holds. Puppet comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh. 7.30 We’re Going On A Bear Hunt. Animated adventure, based on the popular children’s bedtime book of the same name, by Michael Rosen. 8.00 Gogglesprogs Christmas Special. Young TV viewers appraise the year’s television programmes in this festive edition, from big news stories about the American Presidential election to TV’s most popular hits, including Strictly Come Dancing, First Dates and Planet Earth II. 9.00 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown Christmas Special. Jimmy Carr hosts this festive edition of the comedy panel show’s twist of the words and numbers quiz. 10.00 Rude Tube Christmas Cracker 2016. Alex Zane and his canine companion Bah Hum-Pug present a countdown of 50 of the most popular seasonal internet videos. 11.00 Trigger Happy Christmas Special. Dom Joly returns with a festive edition of the hidden-camera show, featuring new characters alongside the ‘big mobile man’, who now has a smartphone with apps and videocalling. 11.30 The Inbetweeners. The gang goes on the infamous sociology and geography field trip to Swanage, and Will takes a shine to new girl Lauren – but she is only interested in Simon. (R) 12.05 The Inbetweeners (R) 12.35 The Inbetweeners (R)1.00 The Inbetweeners (R) 1.30 Friday Night Dinner (R) 1.55 Friday Night Dinner (R) 2.25 The Last Leg Christmas Special (R) 3.20 My Crazy Christmas Lights (R).

CHANNEL 5 6.00 Milkshake! 8.30 SpongeBob SquarePants. Plankton tries to ruin Christmas. 9.05 FILM: Doctor Zhivago (1965). A physician is torn between loyalty to his wife and his love for another woman during the Russian Revolution. David Lean’s epic drama, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. Edited for language. 12.50 FILM: The Vikings (1958). A Norse warrior fights to claim the Northumbrian throne, unaware his rival for the crown is really his half-brother. Adventure, with Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. 3.05 FILM: Jason And The Argonauts (1963). The son of an overthrown king battles monsters during an epic voyage in search of a magical golden fleece. Fantasy adventure, with Todd Armstrong, Honor Blackman and Nancy Kovack. Includes 5 News at 4.05pm. 5.10 FILM: Scrooge – A Christmas Carol (1951). A hard-hearted skinflint is taught the error of his ways by a succession of spectral visitors. Adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with Alastair Sim and Mervyn Johns. Includes 5 News at 6.10pm. (b&w) 6.55 Andre Rieu: Christmas In London. A festive concert by the Dutch violinist. 8.00 The Yorkshire Vet At Christmas. The veterinary documentary series concludes with a festive trip to Skeldale. Last in the series. 9.00 Eamonn & Ruth: A Million Pound Christmas. Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford discover the most expensive ways in which people can enjoy the season of goodwill, beginning by sampling a £10,000 advent calendar, populated with rare miniature whiskies. Another festive trinket gets a million-pound makeover in the form of the world’s first diamond crackers, with each containing a real gem. Eamonn meets the heir to the Cointreau throne to share a classy, festive cocktail, before suiting up to discover what it takes to be a bona fide Santa. As the pair discover, even wrapping paper can go over the top, with sheets smothered in Swarovski crystals costing £20,000 each. 10.00 Greatest Ever Christmas Movies. Countdown of the best festive films, from White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life to Bad Santa and Elf. Gremlins star Zach Galligan and Miracle on 34th Street’s Mara Wilson talk about their experiences making their movies, while Aled Jones reveals that he hadn’t even seen classic animation The Snowman until nearly 20 years after having a hit in 1985 with a version of its famous song Walking in the Air. Featuring contributions by Ollie Locke, Stacey Solomon, Joe Swash and Eamonn Holmes. (T) (R) 12.55 FILM: Scrooge – A Christmas Carol (1951). Charles Dickens’ fantasy, starring Alastair Sim. 2.25 SuperCasino. 4.00 The Trafford Centre: Countdown To Christmas (R) 4.50 House Doctor (R) 5.20 Angels Of Jarm (R) 5.25 Roary The Racing Car (R) 5.35 Milkshake! Bop Box (R) 5.40 Peppa Pig (R) 5.45 Paw Patrol.

BBC1 9.00 David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey

E4 6.00 Hollyoaks. Omnibus. (R) 8.20 FILM: A Christmas Wedding Tail (2011). A couple struggle to cope with raising five children, but their dogs devise a plan to keep the marriage together. Romantic comedy, starring Jennie Garth and Brad Rowe. 10.10 FILM: All About Christmas Eve (2012). Two versions of a woman’s life unfold, with the turning point being whether she catches a plane on Christmas Eve. Romantic drama, with Haylie Duff and Chris Carmack. 11.55 FILM: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011). A hapless youngster endures his parents’ efforts to make him spend more time with his bullying older brother. Children’s comedy sequel, with Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick. 2.00 Father Christmas. Seasonal animation based on Raymond Briggs’ book. (R) 2.35 Prep & Landing. Animation about an elite unit of elves. (R) 3.00 Prep & Landing: Naughty V Nice. Lanny and Wayne try to recover classified North Pole technology. (R) 3.25 The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is driven to distraction when a tune becomes stuck in his head. (R) 4.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 4.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 5.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 5.30 The Big Bang Theory.(R) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory (R) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 9.00 FILM: The Inbetweeners Movie (2011). Awkward teenagers Simon, Will, Jay and Neil plan a holiday to the Greek island of Crete after they finish their exams, hoping to experience drink and debauchery beyond their wildest dreams. However, things do not quite work out as planned. Comedy based on the TV series, with Joe Thomas, Simon Bird, James Buckley and Blake Harrison. (T) 11.05 Gogglebox. Capturing the households’ instant reactions to what they are watching on TV from the comfort of their own sofas. (R) 12.05 Gogglebox (R) 1.10 Rude Tube Christmas Cracker 2014 (R) 2.15 Rude Tube (R) 3.20 Rude Tube Christmas Cracker (R) 4.10 Made In Chelsea Christmas (R) 5.00 Melissa & Joey (R).

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TV GUIDE Christmas Day BBC 1 6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 CBeebies: The Nutcracker. Two children embark a magical Christmas Eve adventure. 9.45 Legend Of The Boneknapper Dragon. Animated short film based on How to Train Your Dragon (R) 10.00 Christmas Day Service – Live From Bristol Cathedral. A traditional Holy Communion service.11.00 The Christmas Big Sing. Aled Jones presents a carol concert from the Royal Albert Hall. 11.40 BBC News; Weather. 11.50 FILM: The Croods (2013). Prehistoric family the Croods embark on a journey to find a new home after their cave is destroyed. Animated comedy, with the voices of Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds. 1.20 Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas. Shaun causes mayhem at a country fair. (R) 1.50 Top Of The Pops Christmas. The year’s most successful chart acts. 2.50 BBC News; Weather. 3.00 The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast. Her Majesty’s annual address. 3.10 FILM: Frozen (2013) Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel. 4.45 The Great Christmas Bake Off. Part one of two. Previous contestants battle it out in a series of festive challenges. 5.45 Doctor Who. The Doctor teams up with a mysterious superhero in this Christmas special. 6.45 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. Six previous contestants return to the dance floor for the festive special. 8.00 Call The Midwife. Christmas special of the period drama, which catches up with the nurses and midwives of Nonnatus House in 1962.Sinead Cusack guest stars. 9.30 EastEnders. The Albert Square residents’ hopes of a peaceful festive season seem slim this year with Phil’s health deteriorating rapidly, Lee struggling with the burden of his secrets and the return of a ghost of Christmas past. 10.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas Special. The daft-but-doting Irish mother returns in the first of two festive episodes – and this year she refuses point blank to have a tree after all the problems she has had in the past. However, with Grandad’s health proving a concern, there’s more than just the tree missing from the front room. 11.00 The Best Of Tracey Ullman’s Show. Highlights from the comedy sketch show, as well as some brand new material, including a look at what would happen if Clare Balding was left in charge of BBC’s Christmas schedules. 11.30 BBC News; Weather. 11.45 On Christmas Night. Don Warrington reads the bible story of the shepherds’ visit to the Christ Child from the Gospel of St Luke, and the Adventist Vocal Ensemble sing Sweet Little Jesus Boy. 11.50 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas. Rob Brydon hosts a festive edition, in which team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack are joined by panellists Richard Osman, Tom Courtenay, Sara Pascoe and Chris Kamara. (R) 12.20 Have I Got A Bit More 2016 News For You. 1.05 Citizen Khan (R) 1.35 FILM: While You Were Sleeping (1995). Romantic comedy, starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. 3.10 Weather For The Week Ahead. 3.15 BBC News.

BBC 2 6.40 Countryfile. Christmas special from Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland Coast. (R) 7.35 FILM: The Cat In The Hat (2003). Comedy fantasy, starring Mike Myers and Dakota Fanning. 8.50 FILM: Tom Thumb (1958). A miniature boy foils the schemes of a pair of crooks and helps a kind musician find true love. Children’s musical fantasy, starring Russ Tamblyn, Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers. 10.20 FILM: Bee Movie (2007). A bee sues the entire human race for stealing the honey his species works hard to make. Animated comedy, featuring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger and Chris Rock. 11.40 Carols From King’s. The traditional annual carol service at the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. (R) 12.55 Wild Tales From The Village. Animals that live near a remote French village. (R) 1.55 The Good Life. Margo and Jerry spend Christmas with Tom and Barbara.(R) 2.25 FILM: The Artist (2011). A 1920s movie actor gives an actress her big break, but his career suffers with the advent of sound. Oscar-winning silent drama, starring Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. (b&w) 4.00 Dancing The Nutcracker – Inside The Royal Ballet. Behind the scenes with the dance company’s Christmas production. 5.30 Sign Zone: The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast. Her Majesty’s annual address. (R) 5.40 The Morecambe And Wise Christmas Show – 1976. A festive edition of the comedy. (R) 6.45 Christmas University Challenge. Alumni of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and St Hilda’s, Oxford compete. 7.15 Blackadder’s Christmas Carol. Comic reversal of the classic Dickens tale, starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robbie Coltrane and Miranda Richardson. (R) 8.00 Dad’s Army. Pompous Captain Mainwaring proves he is a softie at heart by organising a turkey dinner as a Christmas treat for the struggling senior citizens of Walmington-on-Sea. Festive episode from 1974, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and John Laurie. (R) 8.30 Gospel Christmas. Gregory Porter and Beverley Knight host a concert from St John at Hackney, London, featuring the London Community Gospel Choir, the House Gospel Choir performing in front of a live audience, with guest vocalists including Katy B, Shaun Escoffery and vocal quintet Vadé. 9.30 Victorian Bakers At Christmas. The bakers prepare Christmas recipes from the Victorian era. Historians Alex Langlands and Annie Gray reveal how a riotous midwinter holiday became a more respectable family affair, and how ovens were used to prepare everything from baked decorations to roasts that would feed entire communities. 10.30 QI XL. Festive edition of the long-running quiz show.11.15 FILM: Great Expectations (2012). An orphan is given the chance to rise through high society with the assistance of a mysterious benefactor. 1.15 FILM: A Hard Day’s Night (1964). Musical comedy, starring the Beatles. (b&w) 2.40 This Is BBC Two .

ITV 1 6.00 CITV 8.25 Weekend At Christmas. With Rosemary Shrager and music from Vaults. 9.25 Countrywise: Guide To Britain. Ben Fogle helps with the renovation work at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. (R) 9.55 FILM: Despicable Me 2 (2013). A reformed criminal mastermind aids a secret agent in capturing one of his fellow evil geniuses. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig. 11.55 FILM: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002). The wizard returns for a second term at Hogwarts, where a strange serpentine power is attacking students. Fantasy adventure sequel, with Daniel Radcliffe and Kenneth Branagh. 3.00 The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast. Her Majesty’s annual address. 3.10 FILM: The Lion King (1994). A lion cub prince flees after his father is murdered, but returns as an adult to reclaim his throne. Disney animated musical, with the voice of Matthew Broderick. 4.55 ITV News; Weather. 5.15 You’ve Been Framed! Harry’s Naughty List. Comical clips for Christmas, narrated by Harry Hill.5.45 Emmerdale. An unexpected recording ruins the Dingle Christmas. 6.45 Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs At Christmas. The comedian follows the work of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. 7.45 ITV News; Weather 8.00 Coronation Street. Leanne is thrilled when Toyah returns to the cobbles, though her sister admits her marriage is over and she’s been having an affair. Peter and Nick wind up brawling in the street, and Bethany collapses in the ginnel after taking a load of diet pills following her mother and Gary’s discovery that she had a crush on him. Elsewhere, Billy brings a homeless Shona back to the Street, unaware that Nathan, her ex, is watching them. Mary’s son Jude arrives at the cafe as she, Norris, Roy and Brian are settling down for Christmas dinner, and Sally is fuming when she discovers what Tim really bought her for Christmas. 9.00 Maigret’s Dead Man. Rowan Atkinson stars as the Parisian detective in the second in a run of adaptations of Georges Simenon’s books. Maigret is distracted from a string of attacks on three wealthy farms by a series of anonymous phone calls from a man who claims a gang is trying to kill him. He and his trusty associates LaPointe and Janvier go in search of the caller, which leads them to the discovery of a body that has been dumped out of a car. Maigret is convinced the corpse is the man who phoned him – but his face has been mutilated, making it impossible to confirm his identity. 11.00 FILM: Love Actually (2003). Interlinked tales of several people in search of love. Richard Curtis’s romantic comedy, with Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson. 1.30 FILM: King Kong (2005). Fantasy adventure remake, starring Naomi Watts. 4.25 ITV Nightscreen.

SATELLITE / DIGITAL Christmas Day FIVE USA 6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 9.00 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 9.05 Catch A Contractor. An unlicensed contractor is pressured to deliver on his promises. 9.30 Person Of Interest. Reese, Finch and Shaw struggle to find a naval officer. 10.20 Person Of Interest. Finch, Reese and Shaw search for an internet entrepreneur. 11.15 Person Of Interest. The Machine helps Root try to escape from the psychiatric hospital. 12.15 FILM: Columbo: A Friend In Deed (1974). A high-ranking police officer helps a rich friend conceal a murder – but reckons without Columbo’s intervention. Crime drama, starring Peter Falk, Richard Kiley and Rosemary Murphy. 2.20 FILM: Columbo: Ransom For A Dead Man (1971). A lawyer murders her husband, then makes it look like he was killed by kidnappers – but the crumpled cop sees through her ruse. Detective drama, with Peter Falk and Lee Grant. 4.25 FILM: Columbo: Blueprint For Murder (1972). A killer launches an elaborate scheme to make Columbo first suspect him, then reject him as the murderer. Crime drama, directed by and starring Peter Falk. With Patrick O’Neal. 6.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. The team searches for a group of terrorists. 7.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. 8.00 NCIS. 9.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. When a 15-year-old girl is found dead, the detectives’ investigation leads them to discover she had been the object of an older man’s obsession.12.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 2.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 3.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 4.00 Teleshopping

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FILM 4 11.00 Rio (2011). A domesticated rare bird gets lost in Rio de Janeiro, and has to learn to fly to get back to his owner. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway. 12.50 Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (2009). Sid the sloth’s friends search for him when he is taken to an underground world inhabited by dinosaurs. Animated sequel, featuring the voices of John Leguizamo and Denis Leary. 2.35 Cheaper By The Dozen (2003). A couple with 12 children plan to make a fresh start in a new town, but nothing goes according to plan. Remake of the 1950 comedy, with Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt and Piper Perabo. 4.25 The Princess Diaries (2001). An ordinary teenager discovers she is a princess and is ordered by her regal grandmother to start behaving accordingly. Family comedy, starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. 6.35 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011). Seven English pensioners decide to make a fresh start by moving to India to live in a dilapidated hotel. Comedy drama, starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel. 9.00 Thor (2011). The Norse god of thunder is banished from his own world when his arrogance puts the kingdom on the brink of war. He is sent to present-day Earth, where he is forced to live among humans without his supernatural powers, but must regain his abilities to defend his new home against his evil brother. Kenneth Branagh’s fantasy adventure based on the Marvel comics, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hopkins. 11.15 Your Highness (2011). Two princes – one a dashing hero, one a selfish oaf – go on a quest to rescue a princess from an evil wizard. Fantasy comedy, with Danny McBride, James Franco and Natalie Portman. 1.20 Vertigo (1958). Hitchcock thriller, starring James Stewart. 4.00 Close

ITV 2 6.00 The Hot Desk: Busted. Interview with the re-formed boy band. (R) 6.10 Emmerdale. Cain tries to support a distraught Moira. (R) 6.30 Coronation Street. Johnny spies Aidan and Maria kissing. (R) 6.55 Coronation Street. Aidan admits to Johnny he is in love with Maria.(R) 7.20 Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. Stop-motion animated adventure based on the film Elf. (R) 8.20 The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol. Short festive animation. (R) 8.45 FILM: Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011).Comedy, starring Munro Chambers, with the voice of Tom Arnold. 10.35 You’ve Been Framed At Christmas!. Festive selection of camcorder calamities. (R)1.00 You’ve Been Framed! With Bells On. Camcorder clips with a festive theme. (R)11.35 Emmerdale.(R) 12.00 Coronation Street. (R) 12.35 Coronation Street. Aidan admits to Johnny he is in love with Maria. (R) 1.05 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). A boy doubts the existence of Father Christmas, until a magical train arrives to take him to the North Pole. Animated adventure, with the voices of Tom Hanks and Leslie Zemeckis. 2.10 FILM: The Polar Express (2004). Concluded. 3.10 You’ve Been Framed!. Harry Hill serves up a crop of festive bloopers (R) 4.15 Catchphrase Christmas Special. (R) 5.30 FILM: One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961). Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Betty Lou Gerson and Rod Taylor.7.15 FILM: Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007). Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Emma de Caunes and Max Baldry.9.00 FILM: Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004). 11.15 Family Guy. (R) 11.45 Family Guy. (R)12.15 Family Guy (T) (R) 12.40 Family Guy (T) (R) 1.10 American Dad! (R) 1.35 American Dad! (R) 2.05 The Cleveland Show (R) 2.30 FILM: Not Another Teen Movie (2001). Comedy, starring Chyler Leigh. 4.10 The Almost Impossible Gameshow (R) 5.00 Planet’s Funniest Animals (R) 5.20 Planet’s Funniest Animals (R) 5.45 ITV2 Nightscreen


CHANNEL 4 6.20 Prep & Landing: Naughty V Nice. Lanny and Wayne try to recover classified North Pole technology. (R) 6.40 The Bear. Animation based on the Raymond Briggs tale. (R) 7.10 Painting The Bear Hunt. Behind the scenes of the animated film. 7.15 FILM: Animals United (2010). A group of assorted animals whose habitats have been destroyed by humans resolve to do something about it. Animated comedy with the voices of James Corden and Stephen Fry. 8.55 The Simpsons. A department store Santa grants Lisa’s Christmas wish. (R) 9.20 The Simpsons. Four tales celebrating the festive season. (R) 9.00 The Simpsons. Three festive shorts with the animated family. (R) 10.20 The Simpsons. An adult Bart and Lisa return home for Christmas with their parents. (R) 10.50 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Festive spin-off of the animated films, with the voice of John Leguizamo. (R) 11.15 Painting The Bear Hunt. Behind the scenes of the animated film. Last in the series. 11.20 Father Christmas. Seasonal animation based on Raymond Briggs’ book. (R) 11.50 The Snowman. Animated adventure, based on Raymond Briggs’ festive tale. (R) 12.20 FILM: The Sword In The Stone (1963). The wizard Merlin takes the future King Arthur under his wing and teaches him the ways of the world. Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Rickie Sorenson and Karl Swenson. 2.05 The Alternative Christmas Message. Counterpoint to the Queen’s broadcast. 2.15 Channel 4 News. 2.20 FILM: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). A suicidal small-town businessman is visited by an angel who tries to change his mind by showing him the good he has done. Fantasy drama, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. (b&w) 4.55 The Snowman And The Snowdog. Animated sequel to classic festive tale The Snowman. (R) 5.25 We’re Going On A Bear Hunt. Animated adventure, based on Michael Rosen’s book of the same name. (R) 6.00 FILM: Home Alone (1990). Comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. 8.00 Travel Man: 48 Hours In Florence. Rebel Wilson joins Richard Ayoade on a rapid-fire tour of the Italian city, taking in as much as they can in just two days. 9.00 Gogglebox 2016. A look back at some of the highlights of this year’s series. 10.30 Alan Carr’s Christmas Chatty Man. The host is joined for this Christmas special by guests including Olympic diver Tom Daley, who chats about his new book, Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Martin Kemp, who will be the judges on new BBC talent show Let It Shine, and Gogglebox stars Chris Steed and Stephen Webb. With music from Emeli Sandé and Robbie Williams. 12.35 FILM: Four Christmases (2008). Comedy, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. 2.05 Rude Tube Christmas Cracker 2016 (R) 3.05 Very British Problems At Christmas (R) 4.00 Location, Location, Location (R).5.00 Supershoppers (T) (R) 5.25 The Restoration Man (R)

CHANNEL 5 6.10 Milkshake! 7.35 FILM: An American In Paris (1951). A struggling American painter living in France is torn between two women – his wealthy patroness and an engaged Frenchwoman. Oscar-winning musical, with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. 9.50 FILM: On The Town (1949). Musical following the romantic misadventures of three sailors looking for love while enjoying a day’s shore leave in New York. Starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin. 11.50 FILM: Scrooge (1970). A miserly man is taught the error of his ways by a host of spectral visitors. Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. 2.10 FILM: The Wizard Of Oz (1939). A tornado whisks a girl off to a magical land where she embarks on a journey in search of the wizard who knows the way home. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland and Ray Bolger. (T) 4.10 FILM: Singin’ In The Rain (1952). A silent-movie star tries to win the heart of an aspiring actress as the dawn of sound changes the film business for ever. Musical comedy, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. 6.15 Britain’s Favourite Xmas Songs. Festive music countdown. (R) 8.30 When Celebrities Go Pop. A countdown of the 40 most memorable musical efforts by celebrities who have decided to diversify into music. The programme features performances by Mr T, Katie Price, Vinnie Jones, Sam Fox, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, David Hasselhoff, an assortment of soap stars and Christopher Lee, who embarked on a second career as a heavy-metal singer in his 80s. (T) 10.30 FILM: Dallas Buyers Club (2013). Premiere. A man diagnosed with HIV and given 30 days to live discovers that many treatments for his condition are not available in the US. With the aid of a transsexual Aids patient, he sets up a scheme to smuggle the drugs into the country and distribute them to those in need. Fact-based drama, starring Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, with Jennifer Garner and Steve Zahn. 12.45 Greatest Ever Christmas Songs (R) 1.10 SuperCasino. 3.10 Chris Tarrant: On The Xmas Express (R) 4.00 Now That’s Funny! (R) 4.50 House Doctor (R) 5.15 House Doctor (R) 5.40 Angels Of Jarm (R) 5.50 Roary The Racing Car (R).

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E4 6.00 FILM: 12 Wishes Of Christmas (2011). A woman makes 12 wishes to improve her life, but when they come true, she is unprepared for the consequences. 7.35 FILM: The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009). A pet dog defends the family home from burglars while his owners are away on Christmas Eve. 9.25 FILM: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012). Family comedy sequel, with Zachary Gordon and Steve Zahn. 11.25 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts. Amusing internet videos featuring food and animals. (R) 11.30 Baby Daddy. Ben and Danny try to find a particular Christmas gift for Emma. (R) 12.00 Baby Daddy. Ben wishes the yuletide season had never existed. (R)12.30 How I Met Your Mother.(R) 1.00 How I Met Your Mother. (R) 1.30 How I Met Your Mother. (R) 2.00 How I Met Your Mother (R) 2.30 The Goldbergs. Beverly creates ‘Super Hanukkah’ to get her family in the holiday spirit. (R) 3.00 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. Sheldon acquires a girlfriend. (R) 3.30 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 4.00 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 4.30 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 5.00 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 5.30 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 6.00 Frozen At Christmas. A look at the phenomenal success of Disney’s Frozen. (R) 7.00 The Snowman. Raymond Briggs’ festive favourite. (R) 7.35 The Snowman And The Snowdog. Animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’ classic festive tale The Snowman. (R) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory (R) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 9.00 FILM: The Inbetweeners 2 (2014). Comedy sequel, starring Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison.11.00 The Inbetweeners. (R) 11.35 The Inbetweeners. (R) 12.10 The Inbetweeners (R) 12.40 The Inbetweeners (R) 1.20 Tattoo Fixers At Christmas (R) 2.25 Virtually Famous Christmas Special (R) 3.10 The Inbetweeners (R) 3.35 Hollyoaks.

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6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 FILM: Tinker Bell And The Pirate Fairy (2014). Premiere. Disney animated adventure, with the voices of Mae Whitman and Christina Hendricks. 10.10 FILM: Planes (2013). Premiere. A cropdusting plane tries to conquer his fear of heights so he can compete in a round-the-world race. Animated adventure, with the voices of Dane Cook and Teri Hatcher. 11.30 The Great Christmas Bake Off. Part one of two. Previous contestants battle it out in a series of festive challenges. (R) 12.30 BBC News; Weather. 12.50 Countryfile. Ellie Harrison marks the centenary of Alf Wight, better known as James Herriot.1.50 The Moonstone. Period mystery, starring Joshua Silver. (R) 2.40 FILM: Brave (2012). A princess uses magic to avoid an arranged marriage, but the spell has disastrous repercussions. Animated fantasy, with the voices of Kelly Macdonald and Emma Thompson. 4.05 The Gruffalo. Animated adaptation of the children’s book, with the voice of Robbie Coltrane. (R) 4.30 FILM: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).Premiere. Young Viking Hiccup tries to protect his homeland from a warlord raising an army of dragons. Animated adventure sequel, with the voices of Jay Baruchel and Gerard Butler. 6.05 BBC News. 6.20 Regional News; Weather. 6.30 Revolting Rhymes. Part one of two. Three animations based on poems from Roald Dahl’s children’s book. 7.00 The Great Christmas Bake Off. Part two of two. 8.00 EastEnders. With past events hanging heavily over Lee, he finds himself in an impossible situation – and it seems the truth might finally be about to come out. 8.30 Still Open All Hours. New series. The shopkeeping comedy returns with a festive instalment. 9.00 The Witness For The Prosecution. Part one of two. Adaptation of the short story by Agatha Christie, starring Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Billy Howle, Kim Cattrall and David Haig. 10.00 Outnumbered. The Brockmans return to the small screen after almost three years away for this festive catch-up. 10.40 BBC News; Weather 10.55 Match Of The Day. Gary Lineker presents highlights of the Boxing Day fixtures in the Premier League, including Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium and Manchester United v Sunderland at Old Trafford. 12.25 Fleabag (R)12.55 Fleabag (R) 1.25 Walliams & Friend (R) 1.55 Weather For The Week Ahead. 2.00 BBC News.

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6.15 Natural World: Honey Badgers – Masters Of Mayhem. An investigation into the fearless reputation of the animal. (R) 7.15 Sign Zone: Nature’s Weirdest Events. Why Spain is under attack from spaceballs. (R) 8.15 FILM: Around The World In 80 Days (1956). A Victorian gentleman wagers he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Oscar-winning period adventure, based on Jules Verne’s novel, starring David Niven and Cantinflas. 11.00 FILM: The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (2011). A reporter goes on a globetrotting quest to find a sunken ship containing a pirate’s lost treasure. Animated adventure, with the voices of Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis. 12.40 FILM: Dances With Wolves (1990).Oscar-winning Western, directed by and starring Kevin Costner. With Mary McDonnell. 3.30 Victorian Bakers At Christmas. The bakers prepare Christmas recipes from the Victorian era. (R) 4.30 Final Score. A round-up of this afternoon’s football results. 5.20 West Side Stories – The Making Of A Classic. The creation of the Broadway musical. 6.20 Christmas University Challenge. Bristol takes on Nottingham. 6.50 Dad’s Army. Captain Mainwaring’s brother visits. (R) 7.30 Nature’s Weirdest Events. Chris Packham finds out about nature’s supersurvivors, including the story of a frog whose dinner is fighting back, a shark with the secret to long life and a prehistoric fish whose thirst for blood almost destroyed an entire fishing community. 8.30 Gordon Buchanan: Elephant Family & Me. The first of two programmes in which Gordon Buchanan encounters a family of African elephants in the wilds of Kenya, and attempts to gain their trust so he can observe them up close in their natural habitat. 9.30 The Entire Universe. Professor Brian Cox and Eric Idle star in this comedy musical telling the story of the creation of all things in just one hour. 10.30 FILM: Pride (2014). Premiere. Gay rights activists gather in London for a pride march in 1984, and decide they have a common cause with the miners’ strike. When their fundraising activities are rejected by the miners’ union, they travel to a Welsh pit village to show their support in person. Fact-based drama, starring Ben Schnetzer, Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton. 12.25 Gospel Christmas (R) 1.25 FILM: Tommy (1975). Rock opera, starring Roger Daltrey. 3.10 Sign Zone: Inside The Christmas Factory (R) 4.10 This Is BBC Two 5.50 Jungle Animal Hospital: Natural World (R) .

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6.00 CITV. 9.25 FILM: The Flintstones (1994). Blue-collar caveman Fred Flintstone is promoted to manager and gets embroiled in an embezzlement plot. Live-action version of the cartoon comedy, with John Goodman and Rick Moranis. 11.05 FILM: Liar Liar (1997). A boy makes a wish to prevent his lawyer father from telling lies, leaving the attorney struggling to get through a divorce case. Comedy, with Jim Carrey and Maura Tierney. 12.40 Hilda Ogden’s Last Ta-ra – A Tribute To Jean Alexander. A tribute to the former Coronation Street star. (T) (R) 1.40 The Nation’s Favourite Disney Song. A tribute to classic Disney numbers from across the decades. (R) 2.40 FILM: Sleeping Beauty (1959). A brave prince tries to break an evil witch’s enchantment that has condemned a princess to eternal sleep. Disney animated fantasy, with the voices of Mary Costa and Eleanor Audley. 4.10 FILM: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (2004). The teenage wizard is alarmed to learn a dangerous fugitive sorcerer is searching for him. The third in the fantasy adventure series. 6.45 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. Joanie tells Zak that she does not want to remain friends, even though it would make Kyle happy. She decides to take charge of her life, with devastating results for the Dingles. 7.30 Coronation Street. Toyah’s husband begs her to give their marriage another chance, while a loved-up Peter prepares to break the news of his relationship to the locals. 8.00 You’ve Been Framed! Harry’s Naughty List. Harry Hill narrates a comical selection of Christmas mishaps filmed by viewers. (R) 8.30 Coronation Street; contunied. 9.00 FILM: Captain Phillips (2013). Premiere. An American cargo ship sets a dangerous course around the coast of Somalia, while inland, four men are pressed into service as pirates by the local warlords. The captain is taken hostage when the raiding party hijacks the vessel, resulting in a tense five-day crisis. Fact-based thriller, starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. 11.35 ITV News; Weather. 11.55 Through The Keyhole. Keith Lemon hosts a Christmas special of the game show, as celebrity panellists Shayne Ward, Kelly Brook and Johnny Vegas are asked to identify the homes of the rich and famous. (R) 12.50 Jackpot247. 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R) 3.55 ITV Nightscreen. 5.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show (R).

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6.00 Teleshopping. Home shopping. 9.00 Access. Showbiz news and gossip. 9.10 Rookie Blue. Andy and Callaghan’s romance becomes complicated. 10.00 Law & Order. Part two of two. More bodies are found. 11.00 Law & Order. A man goes on a shooting spree in Central Park. 12.00 CSI: Miami. A film star dies after a stay in rehab. 1.00 NCIS. A child discovers a murder weapon. 2.00 Person Of Interest. A prosecuting attorney is suspected of murdering her husband. 3.00 Rookie Blue. Andy uncovers evidence that could send her father to jail. 4.00 Law & Order. A teenager’s body is found. 5.00 Law & Order. A schizophrenic woman is found strangled. 6.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A man confesses to the murder of a famous actress. 7.00 NCIS. Gibbs and his team investigate the bizarre deaths of a marine and two of his friends at a stag party. Elsewhere, Gibbs tries to persuade Vance to allow Ziva back into the NCIS. However, she must first pass a barrage of psychological evaluations. Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette star. 8.00 NCIS. A blogger who accused the NCIS of a cover-up is found dead, and Gibbs and his team are forced to reopen a closed case to find the killer. 9.00 NCIS: New Orleans. A naval commander is found dead in his car with a sharp object through his chest and an empty silver locket in his possession, and when the agents enter the victim’s home, they find his assistant dead in the bath. 10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A woman is found raped and murdered with $500 stuffed into her mouth, and fingerprints lead to an attorney representing a powerful family. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 12.00 NCIS 1.00 CSI: NY. 2.00 CSI: NY. 3.00 Chicago PD. 4.00 Teleshopping. 274

FILM 4 11.00 The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). A miser is encouraged to mend his ways at Christmas when three spirits show him his past, present and what the future holds. Puppet comedy, with Michael Caine and Steven Mackintosh. 12.45 Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (2010). A teenager learns he is the son of Greek god Poseidon, and finds himself in the middle of a feud between immortals Fantasy adventure, starring Logan Lerman and Pierce Brosnan. 3.05 Fantastic Four (2005). Five astronauts develop superhuman powers during an energy storm in space, but one puts his abilities to evil use. Sci-fi comic-book adventure, with Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba. 5.10 Johnny English (2003). A bumbling British secret agent tries to unmask a mysterious villain responsible for stealing the Crown Jewels. Comedy, with Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich and Natalie Imbruglia. 6.50 The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013). An ordinary man who drifts through life by disappearing into daydreams is forced to embark on an adventure in real life. Comedy drama, with Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig.9.00 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). A puny but brave volunteer is rejected for military service during the Second World War. He becomes the test subject for an experiment that transforms him into the ultimate soldier, and battles against a secret Nazi society plotting to harness the powers of a mystical artefact. Superhero adventure, with Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell and Tommy Lee Jones. 11.25 Solomon Kane (2010). A 17th-century mercenary fights to redeem himself for his past sins by rescuing a kidnapped girl from an evil sorcerer. Fantasy thriller, with James Purefoy and Pete Postlethwaite. 1.30 The Duke Of Burgundy (2014). Drama, starring Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara D’Anna. 3.40 Close

ITV 2 6.00 The Hot Desk: Vicky Pattison. Interview with the Geordie Shore star. (R) 6.10 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Coming Out. The campers return to life in the real world. (R) 7.00 You’ve Been Framed: The Next Generation. A round-up of the best clips featuring children. (R) 7.50 Emmerdale. An unexpected recording ruins the Dingle Christmas. (R) 8.55 Coronation Street. Toyah returns to the cobbles. (R) 9.55 FILM: Yogi Bear (2010). A cunning bear and his sidekick plot to save their national park home from being closed down. Comedy, starring Anna Faris, with the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake. 11.35 FILM: The Smurfs (2011). Fantasy comedy, with Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria. 1.40 Emmerdale. An unexpected recording ruins the Dingle Christmas. (R) 2.40 Coronation Street. Toyah returns to the cobbles. (R) 3.45 Celebrity Catchphrase. Guessing game, hosted by Stephen Mulhern. (R) 4.50 FILM: Uncle Buck (1989). A good-natured slob gets a taste of responsibility when he is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces. Comedy, starring John Candy and Macaulay Culkin. 6.50 Minion Madness. Animated spin-off from Despicable Me. (R) 7.05 FILM: Despicable Me (2010). A criminal mastermind hopes to seal his reputation as the greatest villain of them all by stealing the moon. Animated comedy, with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews. 9.00 FILM: Love Actually (2003) 11.40 Family Guy. (R) 12.15 Family Guy (R) 12.45 Family Guy (R) 1.15 Family Guy (R) 1.45 American Dad! (R) 2.10 American Dad! (R) 2.40 FILM: The Nutty Professor (1996). Comedy remake, starring Eddie Murphy. 4.15 The Almost Impossible Gameshow (R) 5.05 Planet’s Funniest Animals (R) 5.25 Planet’s Funniest Animals (R) 5.50 ITV2 Nightscreen.


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6.25 FILM: Planet 51 (2009). An astronaut travels to another world where the alien inhabitants believe him to be the scout for a planned invasion. Animated sci-fi comedy, with the voice of Dwayne Johnson. 8.00 The Morning Line. Racing preview. 9.00 FILM: Aliens In The Attic (2009). A teenager finds a force of aliens hiding in his attic and must prevent the extraterrestrials taking over the world. Children’s sci-fi comedy, with Carter Jenkins and Austin Butler. 10.40 The Simpsons. Homer becomes an author of children’s books. (R)11.05 The Simpsons. (R) 11.35 FILM: Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World (2011). Two children learn their stepmother is a secret agent and help her battle an evil genius with the power to control time. Family adventure, starring Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven. 1.15 Channel 4 Racing. Nick Luck and Rishi Persad present live coverage of five races from Kempton Park and Wetherby, including the 3.15 King George VI Chase. 3.45 The Simpsons. An adult Bart and Lisa return home for Christmas with their parents. (R) 4.10 FILM: The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (2005). Four children discover a secret entrance to a mystical land that an evil witch has cursed with perpetual winter. Fantasy adventure, starring Tilda Swinton and Georgie Henley. 6.50 Channel 4 News. 7.00 The World’s Most Expensive Toys. This documentary explores the world of the craftspeople and inventors attempting to realise the dreams of Britain’s wealthiest by creating luxurious gifts and entertainments, from crystal-encrusted rocking horses to £22,500 doll’s houses – not to mention the 20mph electric car that’s perfect for any parent with £30,000 to spare. (R) 8.00 Lego’s Big Christmas. Documentary going behind the scenes in the run-up to the opening of the world’s biggest Lego store in London’s Leicester store, following Duncan – Britain’s only certified Lego professional – who is attempting to build a giant model of Tower Bridge using nearly six million bricks. The film also meets Sophie and Michael, two adult fans who unashamedly maintain their love for the brick, and designer Justin, whose first kit – a re-imagining of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine – prepares to hit the shelves. 9.00 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2016. Jimmy Carr hosts the annual comedy quiz to determine which of his guests has their finger firmly on the pulse of modern life. 11.10 FILM: Pitch Perfect (2012). A college freshman joins an a cappella singing group made up of social misfits to compete in campus music competitions. Comedy, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. 1.20 Travel Man: 48 Hours In Florence (R) 2.20 Celebrity First Dates (R) 3.15 Hollyoaks. 5.20 FILM: Paws (1997). Family adventure, with the voice of Billy Connolly.

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6.00 Milkshake! 7.45 Big Bash Cricket. Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars. 11.20 World’s Strongest Man 2016. The World Deadlift Championships. (R) 12.20 FILM: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954). Stanley Donen’s musical Western, starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. 2.20 FILM: West Side Story (1961). Two teenagers from rival New York street gangs fall in love. Leonard Bernstein’s musical based on Romeo and Juliet, with Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer and Russ Tamblyn. 5.20 FILM: The Love Punch (2013). Premiere. A divorced couple plot to get revenge on a ruthless executive by stealing a valuable diamond necklace from him. Crime comedy, starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson. 7.00 World’s Strongest Man 2016. Europe’s Strongest Man. 8.00 Building The Ice Hotel. Documentary following the progress of artistic director Ake Larson and architect Arne Bergh as they embark on a six-week project to build Icehotel, a sophisticated structure constructed in the Swedish village of Jukkasjarvi – more than 120 miles inside the Arctic Circle. (R) 9.00 Football On 5: The Championship. George Riley and Lynsey Hipgrave introduce action from the Boxing Day fixtures, which included Aston Villa v Burton Albion at Villa Park, Reading v Norwich City at the Madejski Stadium and Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday at St James’ Park. 10.00 Football On 5: Goal Rush. George Riley and Lynsey Hipgrave introduce all the goals from the Boxing Day matches in Leagues One and Two, including Bradford City v Scunthorpe United, Bolton Wanderers v Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle v Wycombe Wanderers. 10.30 Britain’s Favourite Abba Songs. A countdown of the Swedish pop group’s 20 most popular songs, as voted for by their fans, with celebrities including singers Jane McDonald, Claire Richards and Liz McClarnon and former Blue Peter presenters Janet Ellis and Peter Duncan introducing their favourite clips. Featuring rare footage of the band, fascinating facts, and the stories of people who have turned their homes into shrines to the four-piece, a woman who named her daughter Abba, and a lady who learned Swedish just to get closer to her heroes. (R) 12.05 FILM: Muriel’s Wedding (1994). Australian comedy, starring Toni Collette. 1.55 SuperCasino. 3.10 Penguins Make You Laugh Out Loud (R) 4.00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 4.25 Criminals: Caught On Camera (R) 4.45 Great Artists (R) 5.10 House Doctor (R) 5.35 House Doctor (R).

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E4 6.00 FILM: The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2012). Crime-busting dog Zeus teams up with a pampered poodle to foil a pair of jewel thieves during their owners’ Christmas getaway. 7.40 FILM: The Dog Who Saved The Holidays (2012). Comedy sequel, starring Shelley Long and Gary Valentine. 9.25 Father Christmas. Seasonal animation based on Raymond Briggs’ book.(R) 10.00 Baby Daddy. (R) 10.30 The Goldbergs. Beverly creates ‘Super Hanukkah’ to get her family in the holiday spirit. (R) 11.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.55 FILM: Big (1988). Festive comedy, with Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. 2.00 The Snowman. Animated adventure, based on Raymond Briggs’ festive tale. 2.30 The Snowman And The Snowdog. Animated sequel to classic festive tale The Snowman. (R) 3.00 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 3.30 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 4.00 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 4.30 The Big Bang Theory: Festive Guests. (R) 5.00 The Goldbergs. Barry plans to perform his martial arts routine. (R) 5.30 The Goldbergs. (R) 6.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 6.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 7.00 Rude(ish) Tube Shorts. Comedy clips showcasing amusing internet videos, featuring weddings, space and sci-fi fans. (R) 7.15 FILM: Jingle All The Way (1996). Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad and Phil Hartman. 9.00 Made In Chelsea Christmas Party. Last in the series. 10.00 In Bed With Jamie At Christmas. Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing quizzes celebrity guests in their beds. 10.35 Tattoo Fixers At Christmas. Jay gives Brendan’s mistletoe art the kiss-off it deserves. (R) 11.40 Gogglebox. (R) 12.50 Naked Attraction (R) 1.55 The Big Bang Theory (R) 2.25 Made In Chelsea Christmas Party (R) 3.20 In Bed With Jamie At Christmas (R) 3.45 The Goldbergs (R) 4.05 New Girl (R) 4.30 New Girl (R) 4.50 Charmed (R).

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WHAT’S ON

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

24TH NOVEMBER 24TH DECEMBER SANTA’S CHRISTMAS GROTTO, AT UPTON COUNTRY PARK Father Christmas and his reindeer are back at their Christmas Grotto at Upton Country Park and they can’t wait to meet you! From the moment you arrive you will be transported into a festive wonderland where you will get to meet and feed the real reindeer before meeting Santa himself. Each child will receive a bag of goodies including a quality wrapped present from Santa, a large bar of chocolate, large pot of edible reindeer droppings, a carton of Christmas fruit juice and a photo with Santa. And grown ups wont miss out either! They will receive their own goody bag, with chocolate and discount vouchers. The grotto will run from the 24th November until Christmas Eve and is open weekdays from 11.00am until 5.00pm and weekends 9.30am until 5.30pm. Upton Country Park www.uptoncountrypark.com

UNTIL 2ND JANUARY CINDERELLA AT BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE After 2015’s record-breaking pantomime, Snow White, we are delighted to present the best-loved pantomime of them all. Cinderella, with its enchanting story, sidesplitting comedy, thrilling special effects and adorable miniature ponies, it is perfect entertainment for the festive season. This truly traditional production will ensure that every member of the family has a ball.

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16TH NOVEMBER - 3RD JANUARY OUTDOOR ICE RINK, AT BOURNEMOUTH GARDENS Blankets, mulled cider and fantastic food, welcome to a warmer Christmas experience right in the heart of Bournemouth. Skate on real ice under the trees in Bournemouth’s glorious Lower Gardens. The Bournemouth Tourism 2016 Award-Winning “Best Night Out”, Apres-Skate chalet serves an incredible selection of delightful and warming food and drinks including pizzas with a variety of tempting toppings. Hot drinks are always available including barista coffees and hot chocolate with dipping marshmallows. There’s a full bar also serving warming mulled wine and craft beers. Or for an elegant touch, fizz is always on ice! To get the most magical, festive feeling, come and skate, snuggle up and stay a while…. Bournemouth Gardens www.iceskatebournemouth.co.uk

21ST - 28TH JANUARY SNOW WHITE, AT THE REGENT CENTRE Mirror, mirror on the wall Who is the fairest of us all? Well, obviously, it’s Princess Snow White, looking radiant on her 18th birthday. But that only enrages her wicked and jealous stepmother, Queen Malevolent, who considers herself by far the fairest in the land. And so begins this classic tale as the vengeful Queen embarks on an evil plot to kill Snow White with a poisoned apple and claim her handsome suitor, the Prince, for herself. Luckily, Snow White has plenty of pals to protect her, including her outrageous nurse, Dame Doitall, and the Court’s cheeky ‘Mr.Fix-it’, Handy Andy. And happy endings are assured when the loveable Seven Dwarfs and the cute animals of the forest come to the rescue of a princess in peril. Another fun-filled, song-and-dance extravaganza from the celebrated, award-winning Charity Players. Do come and join them to hiss, boo and cheer. And be sure to book early – it’s the first time HCP has staged Snow White since 1978 and you don’t need a magic mirror to tell you that it’s a likely sell-out. Regent Centre www.regentcentre.co.uk

2ND & 16TH DECEMBER CHRISTMAS AT THE COTTONWOOD Friday 2nd December – Joiner party, £27.95pp, the ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, 4 course festive meal, table novelties and disco until midnight Friday 16th December - Joiner party, £29.95pp, the ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, 4 course festive meal, table novelties and disco until midnight Cottonwood Boutique Hotel www.thecottonwoodboutique.co.uk

16TH DECEMBER CHRISTMAS AT THE OCEAN VIEW

16TH DECEMBER DAVID BRENT & FOREGONE CONCLUSION: LIFE ON THE ROAD, AT THE BIC Life On The Road is the debut album by David Brent & Foregone Conclusion, available now. David Brent is the character created and made world famous by Ricky Gervais as part of his ground breaking, award winning BBC2 comedy The Office. Bournemouth International Centre www.bic.co.uk

31ST DECEMBER NEW YEARS EVE GALA, AT THE COTTONWOOD

Friday 16th – Michael Buble tribute show and 2 course festive buffet, £19.95pp.

The Cottonwood are hosting a New Years Eve Gala with a glass of bubbly on arrival, a decadent five course gala dinner and a touch of Vegas glamour with one of the UK’s finest tribute acts, as Antony Adams performs his show-stoppingly suave Legends of Swing tribute act. If it’s a sophisticated and thoroughly civilised New Year’s Eve you’re looking for, then look no further! The ticket price is £69.95pp, for more information on call 01202 405010 or email events@quantumhotelgroup.co.uk

The Ocean View Hotel www.theoceanview.co.uk

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel www.thecottonwoodboutique.co.uk

Friday 16th – Masquerade Ball, £29.95pp - the ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, 4 course festive meal, table novelties including masquerade masks disco until midnight

ADVERTISE HERE FROM JUST £50 AN ISSUE


New year’s eve gala A glass of bubbly on arrival, a decadent five course gala dinner and a touch of Vegas glamour with one of the UK’s finest tribute acts, as Antony Adams performs his show-stoppingly suave Legends of Swing tribute act. If it’s a sophisticated and thoroughly civilised New Year’s Eve you’re looking for, then look no further!

East Overcliff Drive Bournemouth BH1 3AP Tel : 01202 405010 events@quantumhotelgroup.co.uk

Starters Home Cured Smoked Salmon, Avocado Puree, Mango Salsa Wild Mushroom, Coconut Cream and Thyme Soup Game Terrine Wrapped in Parma Ham & Cranberry Confit

Intermediate Lemon Sole Paupiette, Lobster Bisque

Mains Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Potato Gratin & Redcurrant Sauce Salmon en Croute, Saffron Potatoes with Hollandaise Sauce

5 Course Candlelit Gala Dinner £69.95pp with Legends of Swing Tribute performed by Antony Adams Ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, delicious 5 course gala dinner and an evening with Antony Adams performing classics by Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Matt Monro, Andy Williams and more.

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Supreme of Guinea Fowl, Wrapped in Bacon, Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms with Bone Marrow Jus Goats Cheese & Apple Filo Parcel, Rocket Leaves, Pesto & Balsamic Glaze

Desserts Selection of Cheese & Biscuits, Onion Marmalade, Celery & Grapes Lemon Posset, Passion Fruit Syrup & Shortbread Biscuit White Chocolate Dipped Profiteroles, Filled with a Cointreau Cream

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PUZZLES

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RECRUITMENT

LOCAL JOBS JUNIOR NEGOTIATOR The latest jobs in your area.

We are currently recruiting for a Junior Negotiator to join our busy and expanding Southbourne office. Whilst no experience in estate agency is required as we offer superb on the job training the successful applicant must be incredibly enthusiastic, ambitious with good customer service skills. EXPERIENCED SALES NEGOTIATOR REQUIRED

Please contact Fergus Naylor on 01202 434365 or fnaylor@winkworth.co.uk

Have you got what it takes to join one of Poole’s leading estate agents? Anthony David and Co are looking to recruit someone who is pro-active with the ability to generate new business. Salary uncapped and performance related.

SATURDAY SHOW HOME STAFF REQUIRED

Please contact Anthony Stewart anthony@ anthonydavid.co.uk in the strictest of confidence.

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT REFORMED PLASTICS We have an excellent opportunity for a hard working, reliable and positive individual seeking a full time position to join our respected & growing family business in a varied, day-based role, with added overtime earnings potential as a Product Fabricator! Applicants’ must be bright, trustworthy, experienced using power tools, conscientious, able to develop new skills, physically fit, and work well as part of a small team as well as independently. If you feel you have the aptitude to join us then send your CV to david@reformedplastics. co.uk to be considered for an interview.

Working within an energetic and dynamic team in a contemporary office, you will be an integral link in the bridge between holiday makers/tenants and the client-landlords. A genuine interest in the industry is key. If you have a natural ability to offer strong customer service and sales skills then this job is for you! Please forward a copy of our CV and covering letter for our attention: admin@smarthomerentals.co.uk

The ideal candidate will be well presented and a good communicator with excellent customer service skills. Some experience in estate agency / new homes would be very useful. Please email your CV to highcliffe@winkworth. co.uk and we’ll be delighted to hear from you.

WE ARE RECRUITING PARTNERS AGENTS We look for ambitious people with team spirit and fighting attitude. We have the most dynamic business model and most complete real estate. JOIN OUR TEAM: For further information please call 01202 048855 or email info.housevalues@remax.co.uk

SALES & MARKETING ASSISTANT

Based in Highcliffe and working in a show home situated on a newly built private housing estate. Hours between 10 am - 4 pm every other Saturday.

HOME IMPROVEMENT ADVISORS Due to a hugely successful 2015 Spice Home Improvements are looking to expand their existing team. FLEXIABLE working hours available. Full & Part Time Hours. Great rates of pay and commission Friendly Poole-based Home Improvement Company are looking to recruit motivated individuals with a desire to succeed. The ideal candidates for this role will be: • Target driven • Team players • Able to build a rapport with customers quickly • Excellent customer service skills • Motivated and resilient Free parking outside office. Position is available immediately with Full Training given. All CV’s looked at. Please contact Oliver on 01202 721188 or email oliver.boag@saveenergygroup.co.uk

TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOB HERE Contact Ross Stallion ross@house-mag.co.uk or Gary Pearce gary@house-mag.co.uk

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LD Situated in popular Wick Village is this beautiful two bedroom terraced property benefitting from river access and tranquil surroundings. Accommodation on offer includes modern kitchen breakfast room, lounge/diner, large en-suite and garage in a block.

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Fairmile Road £395,000

Pittmore Road £225,000

Detached character three double bedroom family home with potential, located in a popular residential area close to local amenities and transport links. Within the Twynham School catchment.

Spacious three bedroom town house situated on a generous corner plot in the popular village of Burton. Accommodation on offer includes lounge/dining room, separate fitted kitchen and three generous sized bedrooms. Needs some updating but would make an ideal family home.

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Wick Village £475,000

Superbly appointed four double bedroom detached chalet style property situated in one of the most popular roads in Christchurch, within the catchment area for Twynham School. Must be viewed.

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SO River Way £519,950

Lovett International would like to wish all customers old and new a

Very Merry Christmas

LET US SELL YOUR HOME IN 2017! Glendale Close £218,000 Superb two double bedroom ground floor apartment with own private entrance and patio area, situated in a quiet and popular area close to local shops and bus routes. Must be viewed to appreciate the spacious accommodation on offer.

Proud Partners of Sandown Mercedes-Benz Poole

Call now for your free no obligation market appraisal

4-6 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AY 01202 303044 | lovettinternational.com


T VEGR ST EA M T E N IN

Norwich Ave West, Town Centre £139,950

One bedroom ground floor apartment with garden and parking, situated between the popular locations of Southbourne, Iford and Tuckton. EPC BAND = E

A great first time buy or investment property in a superb Town Centre location. Spacious living accommodation and well presented throughout. EPC BAND = D

Westby Road £180,000

Portman Road £269,950

Constructed in 2006 Sandown house is a premium block situated in the desirable Westby road location, close to local amenities and national transport links. Finished to an exacting standard the property offers spacious living accommodation throughout. EPC BAND = B

Deceptively spacious four bedroom house with parking and a garage offered with no forward chain. This semi detached property can be used as a family home or would make a great investment. EPC BAND = E

FO N CHRW O AI AR N D

Cranleigh Road, Bournemouth £135,000

More than 10 million people began their property search on Rightmove during the Christmas holidays last year. Now is the time to start planning ahead for 2017. Talk to Lovett about making your property stand out this winter. Blandford Road £325,000 A deceptively spacious three double bedroom detached bungalow, accessed via a private slip road situated in the popular Upton area of Poole. Comprising views towards the Purbeck Hills at the rear of the home and catchment to the sought after Upton and Lytchett schools. EPC = BAND C

Proud Partners of Sandown Mercedes-Benz Poole

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


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Sales & Lettings Negotiator (£25-30k OTE) MPG.co.uk are looking for an additional person to join our team. The successful candidate should be self-driven with the ambition to assist in progressing our sales and lettings portfolio. We offer a good basic salary (negotiable), commission & bonuses with uncapped potential income and a company car for the right candidate. We would

welcome people currently working within the industry locally with experience preferred. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Please send your CV to phil@mcconnellpg.co.uk or call Phil on 01202 533666 for a chat and further information.

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