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NEWS The latest local news

10 RETAIL THERAPY

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 12 APPLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ASK THE EXPERT 36 MAIDMANS MOVING & STORAGE Packing for your move

36 KTM DESIGN 108 DIARY OF A LETTING AGENT What exactly do I do?

TALKING BUSINESS 45 RUMSEY HOLIDAY HOMES Late life crisis marketing padding the shoulders

OUTDOOR LIVING 134 REFORMED PLASTICS Recycling never looked so good

136 DE-STRESS WITH A WINTER WALK

52 BUZZY CLEANERS 70 BLUECHIP FINANCIAL Do you own a Buy-to-Let?

LOCAL PROPERTIES

140 MOTORING NEWS What’s new

139 RB PRESTIGE

76 ON THE MARKET

STAYCATION

90 TOP PROPERTIES

146 PARADISE AT HOME

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FOOD & DRINK

112 SWISS SLOPES ARE NO SWIZZ

150 LOPE ARIYO

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MOTORING

126 5 PENDANT LIGHTS WE LOVE & HOW TO USE THEM

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156 WHAT’S ON 158 PUZZLES

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160 RECRUITMENT

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NEWS

NEWS NEW CATEGORY FOR 2018 LOCAL AWARDS ‘NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD’ The latest news stories in your area.

NEW TO THE TEAM! Following recent success, the Goadsby Lettings team are pleased to welcome, Aimee Guichard, who will be taking up the role of Assistant Manager in their increasingly busy Southbourne branch. Aimee has quickly made an impact within the branch and has built a strong reputation with local landlords who value her knowledge and experience. Aimee’s approachable and enthusiastic character has seen her quickly become popular with landlords and tenants and she is looking forward to ensuring our Southbourne offices great year continues. If you are thinking of marketing your property for rent, the office would be delighted to hear from you. To arrange a market appraisal please call us on 01202 432188.

The BAPTAs (Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards) are proud to announce a brand-new category the ‘New Business of the Year Award’ for 2018. The award is sponsored by South West Regional Assess-ment Centre otherwise known as SWRAC. Have you started up a new business and want some recognition? Then enter the 2018 BAPTAs and be crowned the ‘New Business of the Year’! This new award is for businesses based in the BH post code area which have been launched and operating for 2 years or less from when the entries opened in October. Said Adrian Gunner from SWRAC, “This award has been created to celebrate new businesses that have an impact on

tourism. This is a great opportunity for new businesses to shine by entering the awards. These new businesses are part of the growth and investment and help the tourism and local economy and we feel it is important to identify these new businesses and welcome them as an integral part of the Tourism economy and ethos. Said Jackie Phillipson from ROUTEpr and BAPTA, “SWRAC do such a fantastic job here in the community and we are proud to see them involved with the awards and supporting the new business in tourism category.” Adrian Gunner from SWRAC adds, “Our role is to help people fulfil their potential within the society; we offer traineeships,

Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants hosted their 2017 post Autumn Budget breakfast at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth. They presented to a packed room of over 100 guests, representing businesses and the professional communities of Bournemouth and Poole. Saffery Partner, Nick Fernyhough opened the event. Commenting on the first Autumn Budget he said, “Is the age of austerity over? Is reducing the deficit not as important as we had been led to believe? This appears to be the message from a ‘borrow and spend’ Budget, but it’s not a message that the Government is vocalising.” Continuing Nick said, “We have a productivity conundrum – we’ve got virtually full employment, technological advances but no improvement in productivity. No one seems able to explain this, let alone solve it.

these might be. As accountants we cannot prepare accounts with such vague provisions.” Tax Director Ian Harlock-Smith discussed the increase in the Stamp Duty Land Tax threshold for first time buyers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and also gave a detailed insight into the changes to the “knowledge intensive” companies EIS/VCT rules and new antiavoidance measures that are designed to remove low risk investments from EIS. Chartered Surveyor Simon Tubbs of Cowling & West said, “The announcement on the abolition of Stamp Duty for first time buyers will be positively received although I would have concerns that this may only increase demand in a market whose real issue is a lack of supply. The underlying problem, in my opinion, is this lack of supply and whilst a commitment to build 300,000 new homes is a positive measure the Chancellor also stated that this would not be achieved until the mid-2020’s.” Simon added, “The Chancellor also enhanced and extended reliefs for Business Rates to reduce the hardship

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SAFFERY CHAMPNESS HOST AUTUMN BUDGET BREAKFAST AT THE VITALITY STADIUM

“On Brexit the Chancellor is perceived as an unreformed Remainer, pressured in to putting money aside for unspecified costs relating to possible costs of Brexit outcomes, with little indication of what

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supported internships, apprenticeships, employment skills, as well as specialist vocational training in hospitality, construction and environment. Being involved with the BAPTAs will allow us further engagement with local businesses and help us raise our profile so we can explain to more businesses about the work we do at SWRAC.”

caused by the latest revaluation although in my opinion the complex nature of the current Appeals System remains a primary concern.” Director of Real Recruitment Solutions, Jacqueline Entwistle commented, “From a business perspective the Budget does not have any significant impact on me. It’s a shame, however, that the Government didn’t reduce Stamp Duty for all as I think that this would have had a positive impact on the housing market.” Nick concluded, “We’ve been delighted at the high turnout today. Even though the Budget wasn’t packed with immediate changes, Alex and Ian gave very useful insight and a resume of the direction of travel that HMRC are on for the future. It was good to hear questions from the audience.” Visit www.saffery.com for more information or see Twitter: @Safferys.


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TAKE CHILDREN ON A 13.7 BILLION YEAR JOURNEY THIS CHRISTMAS Teaching children the history of the world needs to be an exciting, informative journey. This Christmas parents can take their children on a voyage through 13.7 billion years of history with over 5000 illustrations by purchasing this unique gift set – The What on Earth? Timeline Collection – for their inquisitive youngsters. Forget boring facts and figures; The What on Earth? Timeline Collection brings world-changing events from the Big Bang to the Battle of the Somme to life through a trove of imaginative imagery and interactive activities, in a 3 or 6-book set. From the 2-metre-long illustrated foldout timelines (each featuring over 1,000 illustrations) to newspaper articles, quiz questions and crosswords, the What on Earth? Timeline Collection makes learning fun and memorable. This unique series is the brainchild of author Christopher Lloyd and illustrator Andy Forshaw. Christopher is an author, educator, and historian, with a double first from Cambridge. Passionate about communicating the complexities of world history through visual timelines, Lloyd has sold over 1 million copies worldwide in 15 languages. Central St Martins College graduate Andy, meanwhile, has contributed more than 5,000 handdrawn and critically acclaimed designs to this exquisite gift set. Available exclusively from www. whatonearthbooks.com/collection, the Timeline Collection is a fantastic Christmas gift for children aged 6 to 14 years old and designed to suit all budgets.

DON’T LET EMBARRASSMENT GET IN THE WAY OF HEALTH

TREE-CYCLE FOR CHARITY Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is once again running its successful tree-cycling scheme to help the local community recycle their Christmas trees while raising funds to support children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset.

Two common, somewhat harder to discuss diseases in men are testicular and prostate cancer. Both cancers affect different age groups but share very high survival rates. Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital consultant urologist, Andrew Wedderburn explains why you can’t afford to let embarrassment delay your visit to a GP. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men in their mid-20s and 30s. It typically presents as a small hard lump or swelling in the testicle however, it is important to note that only 10 to 20 per cent of scrotal or testicular lumps detected are cancerous. Testicular cancers are reasonably fast growing. When booking an appointment with your GP or urologist, mention a lump has been found. Testicular cancer in men older than 45 is extremely rare, however the risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age. In older men it is much more frequently found. Often symptom free,

prostate cancer is usually detected through a routine PSA check, which is a blood test that measures the amount of prostate specific antigen in your blood. If you are experiencing symptoms or have concerns, please don’t let embarrassment delay you from making an appointment with your GP. Consultant urologist Mr Andrew Wedderburn has a weekly clinic at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. Those interested in an appointment are invited to call the Nuffield team on 01202 375032.

SAVILLS SUNFLOWER COMPETITION Savills Canford Cliffs were delighted to award the children from year 1 and 2 from Lilliput C.E Infant School with their certificates and a prizes for the winning entries in this year’s Savills Sunflower competition. The Savills office gave the children the sunflower seeds earlier in the summer. They then grew the flowers and took photographs of them for the office to judge, with a prize awarded for the most attractive Sunflower. Sabrina Bodley and Carol Mather went along to the School to present the certificates and prizes to the winners. Sabrina Bodley, Associate at the Savills Canford Cliffs office said: “It was a very

difficult decision to judge the entries, as all the children had done very well. We thoroughly enjoyed organising the competition and are very pleased to support the School and children’s interest in nature.”

The initiative will be taking place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January, where residents in Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset can have their Christmas tree collected in exchange for a donation, all in the name of charity. Diverse Abilities is asking for a minimum donation of £5 and your tree will be collected over the first weekend of January. All you need to do is book via Diverse Abilities, leave your tree outside your home and they will collect hassle free. To book your collection and find out more visit www.diverseabilities.org. uk/trees or call 01202 718266. If you would like to volunteer and help Diverse Abilities to collect trees or lend the charity a van over the weekend, please get in touch with nicole. warrilow@diverseabilities. org.uk Diverse Abilities would be extremely grateful to anyone who contributes. Collectors play a pivotal role in ensuring that the scheme runs smoothly and that the pre-booked trees are collected promptly.

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NEWS COLEMAN INSURANCE BROKERS HOST CYBER RISK SEMINAR The latest news stories in your area.

WINE AND PORT TASTING EXPERIENCE AT FLEUR-DELIS, POUND The number one retirement development, Fleur-de-lis, Pound Lane in Wareham will be opening its doors once more and celebrating Christmas by hosting another fascinating FREE event. On Wednesday 6th December from 1pm – 3pm, they will be holding a wine and port tasting experience (provided by ‘The Naked Grape company’) and to run alongside they will have canapes provided by a local business ‘The Salt Pig’. There are a limited number of places available. It’s a great opportunity to come along and meet some of the local residents and to sample some of the local produce. To secure your place please call 01929 554557.

Coleman Insurance Brokers hosted a Cyber Risk Seminar and presented to a packed room of attendees at the RNLI Head Quarters in Poole. 25 local businesses attended the event which aimed to increase awareness of the different types of cyber risks that businesses face and how cyber insurance can protect and support businesses in the event of a cyber breach. Examples were shared of real life cyber incidents that have occurred in recent months. The popular seminar also sought to dispel common misplaced cyber myths and covered the upcoming changes to data legislation with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Presenting were Spencer Coughlin, Commercial Manager at Coleman Insurance Brokers and Richard Kelly, Senior Technology Underwriter at Hiscox. Spencer grabbed attention with some shocking statistics; in 2016 3 million British businesses were compromised by cyberattacks, UK business were, on average, subjected to almost 230,000 cyber-attacks each and, for the first time, the volume of attacks hitting individual company firewalls passed the 1,000 per day mark, on average. Detailing breaches at high profile companies such as Debenhams, Wonga,

Equifax and CEX-LP, with customer records compromised standing at 26,000, 250,000, 700,000 and 2,000,000 respectively, Spencer warned the audience, “Don’t bury your head in the sand when you hear of another high profile cyber-attack, thinking ‘it won’t happen to us’. SME businesses are as vulnerable, if not more vulnerable, than the larger organisations.” Dispelling common cyber myths, Spencer talked about use of the cloud for data storage and pointed out that storing data in the cloud does not absolve a business from their responsibilities. Richard started with an interactive cyber quiz to challenge the audience’s understanding of the risks that cyber breaches posed. He discussed the upcoming GDPR changes which will impact on all business in 2018 and hi-lighted how proving liability for data leaks and breaches will change – the burden of proof will shift and individuals claiming damages will no longer need to prove their losses, only the emotional impact. He urged businesses to be aware of the costs that they might incur should a cyber breach take place and the potential reputational damage that a business is exposed to.

Diverse Abilities celebrated raising £82,000 at its annual gala ball, held at Poole Lighthouse, which was raising funds for the vital services the charity runs to support children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset, and their families.

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they walked in on the red carpet until carriages arrived at 1am. Guests enjoyed a drinks reception before entering the magical ballroom through a doorway filled with fur coats, snow and trees. The Snow Queen and Mr Tumnus surprised those in attendance with a mystical performance before the threecourse meal and wine was served. The monies raised at the gala ball, and other events Diverse Abilities run every year, has a huge impact on the children, adults and families the charity supports.

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“Ransomware attacks made the press recently after it affected 42 NHS trusts, Renault and FedEx. Hackers are getting much more sophisticated, carrying out research on their victims. They are utilising social media such as Facebook and Linked-in profiles to assist them in creating believable correspondence, enticing victims to open up a file which contains a virus.”

OVER £80,000 RAISED AT DIVERSE ABILITIES NARNIA THEMED GALA BALL

The Narnia themed gala ball was an extraordinary evening with over 450 people attending the event. Adults and families the charity supports, Diverse Abilities staff, sponsors and other members of the local community had an unforgettable time from the moment

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Hi-lighting the different types of risks businesses face, Richard stated that Ransomware is the most common claim being made currently. Spencer agreed commenting, “Ransomware is at epidemic levels and cyber criminals are focusing on businesses of any shape or size.

Without the help of the local community, Diverse Abilities could not run its services and make a difference to those it cares for, providing children and adults a future they deserve and being a lifeline to parents. Next year’s gala ball is taking place on Saturday 24 November. To reserve your tickets now call 01202 718266.


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It’s All About The Roof This bespoke design sets out to deliver a conservatory that looks more like a solid room from the inside, but is still bathed in plenty of natural light. In constructing a lightweight roof that is part solid, and part glass, you gain back full use of the space come rain or shine. The configuration of solid and glazed sections of the roof is a key part of the design. Arranging the position and number of glazed sections determines where and how much light enters the space, with consideration of how much solid ceiling area there will be, with a sleek plastered finish.

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BOSCOMBE OVERCLIFF £229,950

An exceptionally presented apartment in the prestigious Grade 2 listed San Remo Towers. Two bedrooms | Contemporary bathroom | Bespoke kitchen | Lounge diner | Cliff top location

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

SOUTHBOURNE £260,000

SOUTHBOURNE £299,950

SOUTHBOURNE £599,950

SOUTHBOURNE £875,000

A bright top floor two bedroom apartment| garden room This one bedroom retirement apartment four bedroom house| isintegrated set in a An immaculately three bedroom Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | hall | drawing room | studio complexThis | dining room detached | wine cellar garaging | small presented lake arboretum | over six situated just moments from the cliff top.

occupies an enviable position with sea views.

superb location adjacent to the cliff top.

apartment with stunning sea views.

Modern kitchen | Balcony

Large lounge diner | Modern kitchen | Wet shower room | Balcony with sea views | On site warden

Four bedrooms | Two reception rooms | Two bath | Fitted kitchen | Large driveway

Three bed | Two bath | Bespoke kitchen | Large lounge diner | Two balconies | Two parking spaces

acres of land| Two bathrooms | Lounge diner | Two bedrooms

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A VERY SPECIAL LUXURY 5 BEDROOM VILLA, CASARES BEACH, COSTA DEL SOL €735,000

AN ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL SEMI DETACHED VILLA WITH 4 BEDROOMS, ISTAN, COSTA DEL SOL

Bed 5, Bath 5, Built 389 m2, Plot 1,089 m2

Bed 4, Bath 3, Built 291 m2, Plot 748 m2

Occupying an elevated position within a popular urbanisation, the villa is distributed over 3 floors offering spacious and comfortable living for a large family.

This little gem of a villa is located in a small and pretty urbanization only 10 minutes from Marbella. Recently refurbished this villa has plenty of style and character.

A BEAUTIFUL LUXURIOUS 3 BEDROOM GROUNDFLOOR APARTMENT, NUEVA ANDALUCIA, COSTA DEL SOL

A LARGE, LIGHT AND BRIGHT 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT, DOMINION BEACH, COSTA DEL SOL €269,000 REF: WW880

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Bed 2, Bath 2, Built 117 m2

Bed 5, Bath 5, Built 1,123m2, Plot 96000 m2

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A SPECTACULAR LUXURY VILLA WITH 8 BEDROOM SUITES, ELVIRIA, COSTA DEL SOL €3,000,000 REF: WW889

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD €795,000 REF: WW886 Bed 8, Bath 8, Built 497 m2, Plot 2,700 m2

€1,950,000 REF WW287

Bed 3, Bath 3, Built 183 m2

Fully refurbished and extended in a luxury This attractive apartment is located on the This villa with its five bedrooms, indoor spa, An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is contemporary style, this villa is in a league of first floor having a spacious living area and 2 indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, staff/ This well presented spacious apartment is

its own. It has two fully equippedwith apartments. double bedrooms with large private terrace. It was guest cottage and really a south facing, located in ainpopular broadly Palladian style complex and is a wide, single storey building large windows over looking the gardens. extended inincredible 1978 toviews include has it all.

within walking distance to Puerto Banus.

Fireplace | Marble Floors | Jacuzzi | Bar Area | Gated Complex | Beach Resort | Private Terrace | garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets Gym | Excellent Rental Potential Marble Floors | Rental Potential 3 Car Garage | Private Pool and Gardens | Excellent Condition | Fireplace | Utility Room |

2 Parking Spaces |the Storage Room surrounding roof which has good storage space.

Bodega | Jacuzzi | En-suite Bathrooms

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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LOWER PARKSTONE £2,250 PCM

Conveniently located just a short stroll from Bournemouth Town A beautifully-presented two bedroom apartment offering Beautiful two bedroom apartment located in the Heart of Centre is this one double bedroom, ground floor apartment with direct access onto the lower gardens taking you directly into Alum chine with far reaching views across Bournemouth’s Bournemouth Town Centre. Available Now! golden beaches and coastline. its own small private garden area. Available Now!

Nestled in a residential area off of the popular Bournemouth Beautifully presented four bedroom, detached property located A stunning, contemporary four double bedroom house Road is this extremely well presented detached house situated in Lower Parkstone. The property, which has recently been situated in a popular residential area and just a short walk from completely refurbished also benefits from a large rear garden Ashley Cross. within walking distance of Penn Hill.

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD

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

BOSCOMBE SPA £925 PCM

A bright two bedroom apartment, now let more required.

BOSCOMBE SPA £1,050 PCM

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“The feedback we have received since launching the new website has been extremely positive and we feel we have successfully achieved what we set out to do. “However, this is just the beginning and we are currently working on new features to integrate into our website which will further increase the experience for visitors, ensuring we remain one step ahead in this competitive industry.” Should you be looking to buy, sell, let or rent or are just curious about property, take a look at Winkworth’s new website today www.winkworth.co.uk

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PENN HILL AVENUE £230,000

HARBOUR PROSPECT, HURST HILL £300,000

A well presented two bedroom ground floor garden apartment situated within walking distance of Penn Hill Village. Modern kitchen/diner, large living room with double doors leading onto the private terrace.

An extremely well presented two double bedroom, third floor apartment situated within walking distance of Lilliput . The apartment is finished to a high standard throughout.

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Garden Terrace | Off Street Parking | NO FORWARD CHAIN

2 Bedrooms | Lift | Balcony | Garage | Sea Views

DALE ROAD £320,000

COURTHILL ROAD £325,000

A completely renovated two double bedroom detached bungalow situated in the heart of Oakdale. The bungalow has been finished to a high standard throughout. Planning permission granted to convert the existing bungalow to a 3 - 4 bedroom detached house.

Character family home, offering spacious accommodation throughout whilst retaining many original features. The property is situated within the popular Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment area.

2 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Off Street Parking

3 Bedrooms | 2 Receptions | South facing Garden | Off Street Parking | NO FORWARD CHAIN

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. LAKESIDE, BRANKSOME PARK £365,000

LINKS ROAD £875,000

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just a short walk away from the prestigious Parkstone Golf Course and also walking distance to Canford Cliffs Village. Needs to be seen to appreciate its many features.

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Balcony | Sea View’s | NO FORWARD CHAIN.

4 Double Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Garage | NO FORWARD CHAIN

Four bedrooms bathrooms | garden | hall | drawing room | studio | dining room | wine cellarin| one integrated garaging | small lakeParkstone, arboretumbeing | over six Situated in one of| four the more sought after roadsroom in Branksome Park, Sandboy is an complexLarge family home situated of the Premier Roads in Lower

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HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £1,400,000

HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £1,250,000

A unique coastal property with prominent elevations in a commanding position on the prestigious Wharncliffe Road. Having been completely remodelled by the current owners to create a stunning home and designed to make the most of the fantastic coastal views.

An individually designed four-bedroom family home boasting striking elevations and quite simply stunning finishes throughout. Located in this prestigious, tree lined avenue, just moments to the village and the beach.

Four bedrooms | Kitchen/dining room | Large reception room | Two en-suite shower rooms | Family bathroom | Utility room | Garden | Patio | Garage | Sea views

Four bedrooms | Large kitchen/dining/family room | Lounge | Study/playroom | Cloakroom | En-suite bathroom | Family bathroom | Garden | Patio | Double garage | Electric gates

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-ON-SEA FROM £494,950

HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £259,950

Last two brand-new townhouses centrally located. Superb open plan kitchen/diners, living Extended lease! Spacious three double bedroom flat with private garden and garage. Four | fourdoors bathrooms garden room | hall | Three drawing room |en-suites studio complex | dining room cellarthroughout | integrated | small arboretum | over six roomsbedrooms with bi-folding opening |onto the rear gardens. bedrooms, to Presented in good| wine condition andgaraging within easy reachlake of Highcliffe, Mudeford & the masters. Family bathrooms. Ten Year NHBC warranties, ready for occupation. Christchurch. The property is set back from the road and reached via a driveway. acres of land Three bedrooms | Kitchen/diner | Reception room | En-suite shower room | Bathroom | Garden | Patio | Juliet balcony | Private off-street parking

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Evening Hill

£1,100,000

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£1,200,000

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£850,000

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Lilliput OIEO £350,000

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£1,800 pcm

Situated in the heart of Canford Cliffs

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Substantial family property set within beautifully landscaped grounds.

Offering versatile accommodation within sought-after Lower Parkstone location.

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Sandbanks £1,700 pcm

Canford Cliffs £1,100 pcm

Branksome Park £995 pcm

With views of the harbour and Sandbanks beaches.

Spacious fourth floor apartment.

Prestigious development within desirable location.

Stunning Art Deco style duplex apartment

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HOW TO CHOOSE STORAGE Steve Webber, Director of Maidmans Moving & Storage Steve has many years’ experience in the moving and storage industry. Mrs P, of Poole asked, “What should I consider when choosing storage?” Steve replied: “Make sure storage meets your needs, otherwise you could end up with something that is unsuitable or not cost effective. The two types of storage to consider are containerised storage and self-storage. Containerised storage is often cheaper, but you must weigh this up against a lack of access to your belongings”.

Regardless of the type of space or project requirements, there is always one thing that seems to puzzle clients the most. Colour. It is most prominent with residential clients, whether I am helping them prepare their home for sale or redesigning their home for personal use. The most important thing is to not let colour scare you. By using my top tips and following a few simple rules, your colour nightmares will vanish. And if they don’t, feel free to call the number below! When choosing a background colour for a room, consider how much light the room gets. Bear in mind that if the room faces north, colours in it will appear ‘colder’ than in a south-facing room. Use pale colours to push the walls of a small room backwards and make it appear bigger. In contrast, dark colours make the walls feel like they are closing in on you. This is great if you want to make a large space feel cosier, but must be avoided if you’re trying to increase a sense of space. In a small home, use a palette of tonal colours – colours that are only

Steve added, “consider the following points before choosing storage: Location - For regular access to stored belongings, using a facility 50-miles away makes little sense. But, if you will not need access, you may save money using containerised storage outside of your immediate location. Access - Not every self-storage facility is open 24 hours a day, but for most people normal weekday access or access on demand will suffice.

marginally lighter or darker than each other – to help the space feel bigger. The boundaries between each room will appear to melt away giving the impression of space. By painting each room a completely different colour, small rooms will feel even smaller. Once you have decided on your colour, buy test pots to do a patch test. Create a test swatch by painting on large sheets on plain paper to put against your walls. Look at the swatches throughout the day as the daylight changes and place them in different parts of the room to ensure you are happy with the colour at its lightest and darkest.

Facilities – Security is paramount, including lockable access and cameras. Consider fire protection and insurance. Lastly, don’t underestimate good customer service, Maidmans, storage solutions are rated as highly by clients as the moving side of our business”.

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Finally, start adding contrast, texture, layers and accents through the furnishings and accessories. Now you can start bringing in pattern! If you are thinking about making changes to your home or commercial space in the upcoming months and wondering how an Interior Designer can help you save time and money, do get in touch. For more information or to book your complimentary design consultation, please call 01202 069499 or email info@ktmdesign.co.uk

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BOSCOMBE MANOR | £600,000 STUNNING VIEWS! A beautifully presented apartment boasting 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, re-fitted en-suite and bathroom, OPEN PLAN living/dining room, MODERN KITCHEN, WESTERLY BALCONY, garage and parking. Less than a mile from SOUTHBOURNE GROVE and just 3 miles from Bournemouth Town Centre.

BOURNEMOUTH | £490,000

BOURNEMOUTH | OIEO £450,000

Large character home situated within a popular and convenient location. Offering six double bedrooms, bathroom, two WC’s, three reception rooms, kitchen, front and rear gardens, driveway and garage.

Three bedroom, two reception room apartment benefitting from a balcony, two bath/ shower rooms and utility room. This exclusive development is situated only a moments walk from Bournemouth Town Centre and the award winning sandy beaches. An internal viewing is highly recommended.

BOURNEMOUTH | £369,950

BOURNEMOUTH | OIRO £270,000

MEYRICK PARK | £270,000

A tastefully modernised three bedroom detached character house ideally located within easy reach of Bournemouth Hospital. The property features a stunning open plan kitchen/ family room, separate living room and modern fitted bathroom. Private sunny aspect rear garden.

A beautifully presented two bedroom, two bathroom ground floor character apartment located within easy reach of the seafront. The property has been finished to a superb standard throughout whilst retaining many original features and benefits from a courtyard garden, parking and private entrance.

A spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment located in the sought after location within easy reach of the Town Centre and beaches. The property retaining many original features benefits from large communal gardens, private entrance and garage.

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


AVON CASTLE | £1,000,000 A prime development opportunity - a good, mostly cleared, level plot, with an existing dwelling, in all approaching 1.5 acres, tucked away in quiet position within the prestigious castle grounds. One of the best remaining opportunities in Avon Castle. Viewings strictly via sole agents please.

RINGWOOD | G.P. £449,950

RINGWOOD | £595,000

EXECUTOR SALE - NO CHAIN. Offered for sale for the first time since its construction. A fabulous opportunity to purchase a well maintained spacious bungalow with large garden and detached garage within walking distance to the town.

A unique three bedroom beautifully maintained detached home of 3022 sq. ft. situated in a quiet location with generous accommodation and potential for a self-contained annexe. Private secluded gardens and double garage. NO CHAIN.

HANGERSLEY | OIEO £425,000

RINGWOOD | £400,000

POULNER | OIEO £325,000

Delightful three bedroom character cottage tucked away yet close to amenities and the open New Forest. Substantial loft room, outbuildings incorporating an office and detached workshop/hobbies room. Vendor suited.

Situated within walking distance to the town centre, local schools and convenience store. Presented in good order throughout with potential to extend (stpp). Two reception rooms, en-suite to master bedroom. Off road parking and generous rear garden. NO ONWARD CHAIN.

A well-presented four bedroom mid terrace house situated within a cul-de-sac, conveniently located for schools and amenities. Spacious modernised and updated accommodation. Off road parking, integral garage and enclose rear garden.

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


POOLE | £400,000 Port St James is the perfect location, an oasis of calm within the bustling Old Town, adjacent to the ever-popular Poole Quay. Hidden away, it is a private community of apartments set around a beautiful communal garden, with decked pathways to three floors. This stunning duplex apartment offers three double bedrooms, a bathroom, an en-suite shower room, a separate cloakroom, airing cupboard, utility room, under croft parking and a sun terrace.

EVENING HILL | £800,000

HAMWORTHY | £550,000

A immaculately presented 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow set in this prime residential location just a few hundred yards from the view point at Evening Hill which offers beautiful views over Poole Harbour and Sandbanks. Lilliput village is just 500 yards along the road and Compton Acres is only one mile away.

A well proportioned family home set on an elevated plot, offering 6 bedrooms, a family room, sun lounge, 4 bathrooms and a double garage. The property also features a separate annex with its own living room, kitchen and bathroom. There is off road parking at the front and the rear of the property.

POOLE | £480,000

POOLE | £190,000

POOLE | £330,000

A superb two double bedroom apartment with a superb contemporary open plan living/kitchen area, a balcony, en suite bathroom and secure private parking. The property is located at the front of the prestigious Dolphin Quays development with spectacular views.

A delightful, light, airy and spacious purpose built apartment with two double bedrooms, a large triple aspect lounge/ dining room and good size fitted kitchen. The property location is quite superb, set in the town centre of Poole within a few hundred yards of the shops and Poole Quay. Vacant. Keys.

A stunning remodelled two double bedroom top floor apartment with amazing views over Holes Bay from the halfmoon shaped double glazed windows, which also have French doors that open onto a wraparound terrace. This beautiful home has one of the best positions in the iconic Aqua development.

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


FERNDOWN | £950,000 SOLE AGENT A beautifully maintained and extremely spacious five bedroom, four bathroom, four reception room detached 1920’s family home, with a 27ft conservatory and a detached double garage complex with adjoining hobby room and workshop. Sitting beautifully on a large and private plot measuring approximately ½ an acre and enjoying a sought after and convenient location within easy reach of Ferndown’s town centre and Ferndown’s Championship Golf Course.

WEST MOORS | £700,000

FERNDOWN | £589,950 SOLE AGENT

An imposing and immaculately presented detached character family home that has been sympathetically extended to create four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms, whilst occupying a corner plot with a wraparound garden, situated close to local amenities.

A sympathetically renovated and substantially enlarged four double bedroom, two reception room detached character family home, with a 55ft landscaped rear garden, detached single garage and generous off-road parking. Situated in a convenient location approximately 300 metres from Ferndown’s town centre.

GOLF LINKS ROAD, FERNDOWN | £600,000

FERNDOWN | £575,000

FERNDOWN | OIEO £575,000

An extremely spacious and impeccably presented three double bedroom, two bathroom, two reception room ground floor flat offering the finest views of Ferndown’s championship golf course. Linton Lawns has been specifically designed with the principle rooms taking in beautiful, uninterrupted views over the 7th green and 8th tee of the golf course.

A deceptively spacious and superbly positioned detached family home situated in one of Ferndown’s premier locations. It offers four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms and a good sized kitchen/breakfast room. It also has a double integral garage with generous off-road parking and a 115ft peaceful and private rear garden.

An extremely well-maintained and tastefully modernised four double bedroom, two bathroom, three reception room detached family house with a 125ft private rear garden, generous off-road parking for several vehicles and detached double garage. Sitting proudly on a large and private plot measuring 0.29 of an acre. This family home offers well-planned and spacious accommodation.

01202 890890 | ferndown@hearnes.com | www.hearnes.com | 390 Ringwood Road, Ferndown


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As the current leading online retailer of high-efficiency gas and electric  fires, it’s no surprise that Superior Fires have decided to set-up a static  showroom, right here in Dorset. Located in Christchurch, their showroom  boasts an incredibly wide range of fires; stoves, gas, electric, even LED  screens that simulate a roaring blaze. The possibilities are endless.  Superior Fires pride themselves on the quality of their products. Each  and every project is given due-care and no aspect is left unconsidered.  The benefit of employing a manufacturer-come-retailer to create your  fire  is  just  the  level  of  flexibility  you  have,  especially  when  it  comes  to  design.  You  can  trust  that  whatever  vision  you  have  in  mind,  can 

be brought to life, leaving your expectations well and truly exceeded.  Whatever the budget, project, or style, they are confident that they can  find you the ultimate solution.  Set-up with a unique layout, the Superior Fires showroom provides the  ultimate  shopping  experience.  The  space  is  a  collection  of  chambers,  showcasing  a  wide  range  of  styles,  in  a  variety  of  different  room  settings, with the idea to enable visitors to better visualise the fires in  their home.  Almost every product is fully customisable; the surrounds,  the  back  panel  the  hearths,  even  the  stones/logs.  The  only  limit  is your imagination. 

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Creative care Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth strives to boost each resident’s wellbeing, happiness and quality of life through engaging and personalised activities.

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reat Oaks is situated in a peaceful, private woodland setting in Bournemouth. It is the third residential, nursing and dementia care home in the South of England from Encore, which specialises in modern, purpose built, private care homes. The growing family of homes includes the much-anticipated Fairmile Grange in Christchurch, which opened last December in partnership with the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Encore’s Hamble Heights in Fareham opened its doors in 2013 and has since achieved a number of awards; one of which is Best Activites Coordinator for the South West in the 2016 Great British Care Awards. Encore is dedicated to the care and wellbeing of residents and its teams pride themselves on bringing smiles to residents’ faces every day.

Great Oaks, the brand new care home in Bournemouth, is no exception. The dedicated team has been taking every opportunity to get to know the residents with engaging, creative and personalised activities. Daily pastimes and interests are planned at Great Oaks to ensure that a variety of engaging activities are always on offer for residents if they wish to get involved. Such activities include gardening, dancing, trips out with friends and pet therapy sessions. Entertainers are also regularly invited into the home for dance and music sessions. Smuggler is the first pet at Great Oaks and was donated to the care home by Eve, a nurse from Hamble Heights care home. Residents were given the opportunity to name the new budgerigar and ‘Smuggler’ won by a unanimous decision.

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Smuggler has now been introduced as part of Great Oaks’ pet therapy sessions. This includes visits to the home by sibling Shih Tzus, Frankie and Harry, as well an array of animals brought in by The Creature Teachers, which specialises in facilitating this special experience in care homes. Sue Goktas, dedicated Activities Manager of Great Oaks, said: ‘‘We believe that visits from our furry friends have a really positive impact on our residents’ wellbeing, especially those living with dementia. We have seen that having a pet for company can trigger positive memories for our residents, as well as evoking a feeling of calm. Research shows that holding and petting the animals can lower the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and really boost your mood.”

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HOLIDAY HOME OWNERSHIP Simon Tolson

LATE LIFE CRISIS MARKETING - PADDING THE SHOULDERS My current stage in life makes me my own perfect customer I had a special moment this week when you realise that you are part of an older generation. Circumstances caused me to break into a chorus of ‘Gordon is a moron’ (I was so upset that I cried all the way to the chip shop etc). Most of the office stared at me blankly as I suspect many readers are frowning at the moment thinking I’ve really lost the plot! ‘You know jilted John by Jilted John - it was a hit in… hang on I’ll just look it up… 1978’. The crew looked at me with sympathy and one said ‘Simon my mum was 14 so no I don’t remember it.’ Somehow the time has flashed past and both my sons have left uni and even more incredibly neither has moved back home so like, a number of my friends, I’m creeping into a late life crisis. There was consternation in the office recently when one of the ladies opened a package that turned out to be a pair of extra large lycra pants yes I have become a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra) as I finally get

round to trying to undo what running a business and bringing up a family has done to my body. What is clear is that I am now a member of one of my own most sought after customer groups - sure the families arriving for the school holidays spend the most but the battle for a good year’s rental figures is won and lost in the shoulder periods. ‘Padding your shoulders’ in our business is not dressing up for a retro 80’s night but filling up May, June, September & October at the best price. This is what makes the difference between a mediocre year and a great one and so it’s this market that we really need to concentrate on. Whilst there are of course parties of ladies who lunch and blokes on kite surfing trips, in general this is a couples market and broadly speaking we can divide this group into three categories, pre-children, with toddlers & kids left home.

The baby & toddler crew are perhaps the most straightforward to think about. Unfortunately, some things that they look for you can’t control parking, being close to a beach etc, but you can make them feel as welcome as possible by supplying good quality cot, highchair and stairgates, making gardens safe and by making it clear that they are welcome. Doesn’t hurt to highlight the nearest ice cream shop and family friendly pub and a box of toys and plenty of dvds will provide lots of fun for very little cost. With pre-children couples, you are competing against a hotel room as well as other cottages and this can make a cottage look expensive for a weekend. One of the key reasons a couple may choose to come to a cottage is that they have a dog. There are lots of ‘just for two’ properties that have been renovated to a very high standard but by definition many won’t take a dog. We see really high occupancy in places for two and a dog so do consider this if you have the opportunity half a dozen extra bookings will pay for a lot of cleaning! Finally, we come to my own cohort of middle aged people with kids grown up or at least at uni or can be left behind. We like our space and will often look at larger properties for our own holidays and there’s fewer kids being taken out of school nowadays so we represent a good opportunity to sell some weeks in 3 or 4 bedroom places out of term time. Whilst I don’t have to worry about how good a hair dryer is supplied, this group of

customers will have a good standard of things in their own home and won’t want to compromise on holiday. Also there are lots of dog owners in this group as they fill the void left by the departed offspring. The fall in the value of the pound gives us the opportunity to pick up bookings from those who might have nipped across to Spain or France in the spring and autumn and the key here is to paint a picture of a great week in Sandbanks for the slightly energetic and affluent: Enjoy a wellearned sharpener in the Haven Hotel after a vigorous walk on the coastal path then sit down for superb meal at Rick Stein’s before walking back to your apartment. Watch the sun rise from the panoramic windows of your super home. In all of these cases the guest will often have plenty of choice as there will be availability everywhere so as usual you have to think hard about giving a reason to choose you. Price is always the biggest factor but make sure you have the fastest internet you can get, a decent sized TV and chuck out your chintz! Simon Tolson owns Rumsey Holiday Homes in Sandbanks and a portfolio of holiday cottage agencies in Cornwall. Contact Simon on: t. 01202 707 357 e. simon@rumseyofsandbanks.co.uk w. sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk a. 2 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7QD

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Let us take care of all the work so you can enjoy your holiday home and take advantage of the significant tax benefits of running it as a furnished holiday let business.

2 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7QD 01202 707 357 | office@sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk | www.sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk


NEW INSTRUCTION A period country manor with panoramic views

ARNE, ISLE OF PURBECK

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Arne House is a period country manor set in large, private landscaped grounds. The grounds are terraced and at the highest point boasts panoramic views of Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island, Sandbanks and Corfe Castle. Arne House is a period, turreted country manor house, believed to have been built around 1880 as a hunting lodge for the first Baron Rockley, and is set in the hamlet of Arne on the Isle of Purbeck. The grounds are terraced and at the highest point boasts panoramic views of Poole Harbour, Brownsea, Green and Long Islands along with Sandbanks, Corfe Castle and the Isle of Wight. The well planned and versatile accommodation measures over 6,000 sq ft and is set within around 5 acres. The house is in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Jurassic coastline and within walking distance of sandy beaches. The long, sweeping drive reaches the large gravel parking area in front of this elegant house and so Arne House is wonderfully private. Arne nature reserve is just a short walk away so the area is quiet, unspoilt and full of wildlife. Arne House has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 and with its elegant accommodation, beautifully kept grounds and idyllic setting is perfect for a holiday by the sea. Ground Floor: The grand, welcoming hall leads to the drawing room and also through Victorian Gothic Purbeck Stone arches to the impressive dining room

with a feature fireplace and a solid wooden table that seats up to 16. Beyond this is the contemporary kitchen/breakfast room and family room with super coastal views. There is also a games room/office with cinema screen, a generously sized laundry room. First Floor: Upstairs, the impressive semi-circular staircase opens up to a large open plan gallery with striking floor to ceiling windows. The very generous master bedroom has the most spectacular coastal views, an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and a dressing room. There are six further bedrooms, two of which also enjoy coastal views, a family bathroom and also two further shower rooms one of which is en-suite providing an ideal guest suite. Second Floor: On the second floor is a playroom which is an ideal space for children to read books and play. Outside: The gardens and grounds are imaginatively landscaped with strategically positioned terraces to enjoy the setting and views, lawns, various mature trees, shrubs and plants. The garden also boasts a hot tub, outdoor sauna and a barbeque lodge with seating for up to 20. There is driveway parking for numerous cars. Arne House is beautifully presented and would be a wonderful location for a large group holiday or special occasion.

Character Property | Panoramic Coastal Views | 7 Bedrooms – Sleeps 14 | Friday Changeover Prestige Welcome Pack Available | Short Breaks Available | Linen And Towels Included

2 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7QD 01202 707 357 | office@sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk | www.sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk


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BUZZY CLEANERS As we edge to the end of 2017, Buzzy Cleaners is proud to announce a smashing new collaboration with HRG Services – the local experts in lifestyle management, to period homeowners. We sat down with Jo (Founder, Buzzy Cleaners) to find out more about the merge, and how the company has gone from strength to strength in the last year. So, tell us about your latest collaboration? HRG are a bespoke property and lifestyle management company specialising in services for period homeowners. With their team of trustworthy local experts, they can assist on all manner of specialised restoration, decoration and other lifestyle services. As part of their new concierge service, we have joined forces to offer a top-class cleaning service to their clients. It’s a whole new ball game as homes of such stature require an even more considered approach, but as we do with all our jobs, we take what we do very seriously and make it our mission to produce great results. What led you to set up Buzzy Cleaners in the first place? I felt there was a gap in the market for eco-friendly cleaners. I have had my business for over two years now, since March 2015. I started alone then built up my now team of eight marvelous cleaners. I am very ambitious and always aim to make people happy. As a single mum with a seven-year-old daughter, I completely sympathize with those who have a lack of free time, so I thought to myself, “how can I help?”.

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How has the last year been for Buzzy? We are so happy, and grateful, to have been inundated with new commercial and residential clients and have made some incredible connections

along the way, much like our most recent with HRG Services. For any readers, who might not be familiar with you, could you remind us what aspects of cleaning do you cover? Predominately domestic and commercial; home, offices, holiday lets and of course Airbnb rentals. We do also specialise in post-build cleans and contract cleans, as well as one-offs and end of tenancy cleans. Anything and everything to be honest! Take us through the Buzzy cleaning process… I always meet the client first and introduce my business. I look around the home, or indeed office, and then go through the requirements. Before any contracts are signed, I’ll book in the first clean, if they’re happy we can sign on the line and hopefully continue going forward with a regular (as is required) clean. If the client wishes to meet their specific cleaner first this can be arranged too. What makes you guys unique? We have exceptionally high-standards and a great eye for detail and continuity. We are a happy, fun team that you can rely on. All of my cleaners are vetted, trained, experienced and fully uniformed. You mentioned Airbnb, could you explain how you can help? Airbnb is a global holiday letting service and it’s growing fast, particularly in Dorset and along the South Coast. It’s a chambermaid service, possibly with two clients a day – one checking-out in the morning and one checking-in in the afternoon – so it’s a quick turn around. And now with our recent partnership with HRG Services, we can offer an even more extensive service!

I understand you are big on being eco-friendly? Absolutely, being eco-friendly is a huge part of our day-to-day lives and we want our business to be as green conscious as possible. All of our products are supplied by ‘Ecover’; environmentally friendly products that our clients love! Not only are we looking after the environment, but furthermore we’re looking after the health of our client’s family, pets and their beautiful furnishings. Our products are totally toxin-free and work twice as well as your harsh household detergents. Buzzy Cleaners offer services to all property management services, achieving flawless cleaning results each and every time.

You can find us on Facebook, Check-a-trade as well as our website: w. www.buzzycleaners.com f. www.facebook.com/BuzzyCleaners t. 01202 746 219 m. 07754 767 370 e. joanne@buzzycleaners.com For more information about HRG Services visit: w. www.hrgservices.co.uk t. 0800 246 1947 e. gemma@hrgservices.co.uk


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£650,000 Talbot Woods | 01202 555550

A fabulous cliff top location, secure underground parking and a superb concierge service, are just a few features of this exceptional purpose built apartment. Offered for sale is a beautifully presented second floor apartment that enjoys a bright south westerly aspect. Incredible Cliff-Top Location | Exceptional 1400 sq ft Apartment | Wonderful Finish | Three Double Bedrooms | Three Bath/Shower Rooms | Master Suite & Dressing Room | Sea Views | Fabulous Open Plan Kitchen/Living Space | Concierge Service | Two Juliet Balconies | Secured Parking & Additional Storage | Yards From Alum Chine Beach

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No Chain | Wonderful Extended Family Home | Delightful Mature & Private Garden | Four Double Bedrooms | Three Receptions | Two Bath/Shower Rooms | Extensive Off Road Parking

Bournemouth | 01202 555550

Beautiful mature communal gardens, an integral double garage with remote up and over door, and incredibly versatile accommodation are just a few features of this wonderful, unique three story Georgian style townhouse. This delightful, elegant home was purchased by its current owners 5 years ago and was chosen for its exceptional location, being set in Bournemouth’s most sought after area of Talbot Woods. Immaculate & Stylish Town House In Talbot Woods | Spacious L-Shaped Lounge/Diner | Three Double Bedrooms | Integral Double Garage | Stunning Communal Gardens | Extensive Off Road Parking | Beautiful Family Bathroom & Two En-Suites | Light & Airy Throughout | Fantastic Kitchen With Granite Worktops

£460,000 Southbourne | 01202 555550

A private and mature rear garden, extensive off road parking and a detached garage, are just a few features of this wonderful, impeccably presented detached family home. Positioned within a very sought after cul-de-sac, this lovely home offers both spacious and versatile accommodation, having been sympathetically extended by the current owners. Just a couple of hundred metres away is the highly regarded Bishop Aldhelm’s Primary School (Ofsted: Good) and stunning Bourne Valley Nature Reserve.

Exceptional Stylish 3 Story Townhouse | Three Bedrooms | Two Bath/Shower Rooms | Downstairs Cloakroom | Superb Fitted Kitchen Breakfast Room | Private Rear Garden | Garage and Parking | GCH & Double Glazing | Fantastic Convenient Location Close To University

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A lovely private corner plot, a detached garage and extensive parking, are just a few features of this delightful detached house. This spacious family home is located just a few hundred metres from the highly regarded Stourfield Primary & Secondary schools (scoring good/outstanding Ofsted reports respectively) and just 400 metres from beautiful walks along the River Stour. Fabulous Detached Family Home | Wonderful Mature & Private Corner Plot (potential to extend STPP) | Stylish Décor Throughout | Three Bedrooms | Two Receptions | Incredibly Useful Log Cabin (in garden) | Close To Stourfield School | Close To Superb River Walks | Extensive ORP & Detached Garage

£300,000 East Cliff | 01202 555550

An easily maintained private rear garden, a garage and parking are just a few features of this exceptionally stylish three story townhouse that is conveniently located for access to the university. This delightful modern home has been improved by the current owner who has decorated throughout in pale shades and soft tones, creating a delightful bright and versatile property.

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An incredible location being just a few hundred yards from the cliff top and East Overcliff Drive, beautiful mature and private grounds and a garage, are just a few features of this wonderful spacious ground floor apartment that comes with a share of the freehold and recently extended lease. The owner of this delightful property has owned it since new, originally choosing it because of its fantastic convenient position and room sizes, knowing it would be the perfect spot to enjoy all that Bournemouth has to offer. Since then (over 22 years) she has enjoyed every moment of her time at Millo Lodge. Superb Location Within 200m Of The Cliff Top | Wonderful Share Of Freehold Ground Floor Apartment

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DO YOU OWN A BUY-TO-LET?

3 reasons why you might need to review your mortgage Over the past 12 months, there have been many changes in the market that will impact buy-to-let landlords with mortgages. Whether you have one or 10 investment properties and regardless of how hands on you are, here are just three reasons why it could be time to review your mortgage and restructure your portfolio. REASON #1 - INTEREST RATE RISE Earlier this month, the Bank of England increased the base rate from 0.25% to 0.5% for the first time in a decade. This is expected to increase mortgage payments for both home owners and buy-to-let investors almost immediately. For those on variable rate and tracker products and anyone with fixed-rate products could be in for a more expensive deal when their current one comes to an end. While the financial impact is likely to be minimal for many property owners - approximately £200 per year on average for every £100,000 borrowed – forecasts suggest that there could be two more interest rate rises in the next three years*. The good news is that many lenders will be working on launching new

competitive products to entice borrowers who feel like now is the time to review their current mortgage. As it stands, many lenders are still offering two-year fixed rates under 2%. REASON #2 – REMOVAL OF MORTGAGE INTEREST TAX RELIEF In the 2015 Summer Budget, it was announced that private landlords (who own properties in their individual names) will no longer be able to deduct 100% of their finance costs, including mortgage interest, as an expense before calculating their taxable income. Known as the Tenant Tax, or formally Section 24 of the Finance Act (No. 2) 2015, it means that from the tax year beginning April 2017, landlords will gradually see their tax bill rise as the changes are phased in. By 2020, tax relief on finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of tax. The following tables show in simple terms how this could affect landlords who are basic rate tax payers and higher rate tax payers before Section 24 and once it is fully implemented by 2020.

PRE-SECTION 24

Basic rate tax payer

Higher rate tax payer

Annual rental income

£10,000

£10,000

Annual mortgage interest payments

- £4,000

- £4,000

Other annual costs

- £1,000

- £1,000

Taxable Profit

£5,000

£5,000

Tax payable

£1,000

£2,000

Basic rate tax payer

Higher rate tax payer

Annual rental income

£10,000

£10,000

Other annual costs

- £1,000

- £1,000

£9,000

£9,000

BY 2020

Taxable Profit Tax bill before relief on mortgage interest payments

70

£1,800

£3,600

Minus basic rate tax relief @ 20% of mortgage interest payments (based on annual mortgage payments of £4,000 per annum)

- £800

- £800

Tax payable

£1,000

£2,800

As the tables show, profit will now be calculated before any mortgage interest costs are deducted, artificially inflating it to £9,000. Only then can the 20% relief be applied. Higher rate tax payers will therefore see an immediate increase in their tax bill by the time Section 24 is fully implemented in 2020. And while it seems that lower rate tax payers will see no change to their tax bill, it could push millions of people into the higher rate bracket. For example, by 2020, the higher rate threshold will be £50,000. If someone earns £43,000, then under the old system, their £5,000 profit from buy-to-let would keep them in the lower rate bracket. In future, the higher figure of £9,000 will be used to calculate their total income, which will increase to £52,000. REASON #3 - NEW PRA REGULATIONS In response to Section 24, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) last year recommended increased stress testing on buy-to-let mortgages. Generally, lenders based these on 125% rental cover and a 5% interest rate but these have now been formalised and increased to 145% and 5.5% respectively.

This means that even if the lender is only lending on one property, they will need to ensure that the portfolio is performing well on average and is likely to take into account total buy-to-let mortgage borrowing, total rental income and ask for a written business plan. HERE TO HELP Fortunately, by effective financial planning and implementing the right business structure, the impact on you and your portfolio can be minimised. At Bluechip Financial, we have been advising landlords for over 10 years and there isn’t anything about buyto-let borrowing that we haven’t found a solution for. If you’d like support and guidance on how these changes will affect you and how they can be mitigated, we’d be happy to review your current circumstances and can advise on the options for cost effectively restructuring your borrowing in line with your personal and portfolio goals. Please contact one of our professional advisers now for a free consultation. Call us today on 01202 692222. *http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/confirmedmore-interest-rate-rises-11491051 A mortgage is a loan secured against your

In laymen terms, if you wanted to borrow £100,000 for a buy-to-let mortgage, you would have needed to achieve a monthly rental income of £521. Now, it is more likely that lenders will require a monthly rental income of £665.

home or property. Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it. Information is based on our current understanding of taxation legislation and regulations. Any levels and bases of, and reliefs from taxation are subject to change.

Then in October this year, the PRA introduced new underwriting standards that require lenders to assess the performance of an entire buy-to-let portfolio where a landlord has four or more rental properties.

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TOWN CENTRE £89,950

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A sale has been agreed on this town centre studio flat, within walking distance to the new BH2 leisure complex. It benefits from a modern kitchen, bathroom and good sized living area. Both buyer and seller are happy with the agreed price and the sale is moving forward smoothly.

The two bedroom house itself was a great home to buy, because it had amazing interiors, beautiful garden and spacious rooms. We helped smooth the selling process by liaising between solicitors, keeping buyer and seller communications open and making sure we are all “singing off the same hymn sheet”.

I contacted Fahren Estate Agents to sell my apartment in Bournemouth. I followed some low cost decor tips from Nick which must have done the trick because Fahren’s sold my flat within 2 weeks. Nick and Julian are so professional and friendly, I felt completely confident with them. Thank you chaps for a quick, efficient and successful sale! - Susie

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TOWN CENTRE £134,950

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One of our contacts decided to buy this property as a buy to let investment. The seller was really pleased with the negotiated price, and we having been providing both parties with advice and support through the sale and for their future property endeavours. We are happy to provide this service for our clients.

This property was in good decorative order and we feel that this, plus the garden space and parking was a real selling point for this one bedroom flat. We maintain good relationships with both parties and are keen to work with them for future property plans. If you want to work with a decent, reliable estate agent then contact us!

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POOLE QUARTER

£207,000

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

DOLPHIN QUAYS • Stunning Modern Apartment • Views Over Poole Quay • Two Private Balconies • Two Double Bedrooms

£389,950 • Open-plan Reception • No Forward Chain • Miele Fitted Kitchen • EPC C

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THE SEED WAREHOUSE • Two double bedrooms • Secure Gated Parking • Moments From The Quay • Recently Refurbished

£174,950 • Ideal BTL Investment • No Forward Chain • First Floor Apartment • EPC D

LILLIPUT £1,250,000

POOLE TOWN CENTRE

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

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

LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950

POOLE OLD TOWN £475,000

£139,950

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SANDBANKS £875,000

A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous STABLER WAY views over the harbour towards Purbeck Hills. This apartment •the Immaculate Modern House situated on the third floor and •isThree Bedrooms secureFamily parkingHome and a balcony. •has Perfect

This exquisite three bedroomed, An ultra-modern 4 double bed four storey character property BLANDFORD ROADroom, 4 bathroom townhouse. Lo £325,000 situated in the heart of Poole cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, Old Town conservation area.The• Newly Created Home ideally positioned walking • Nowithin Forward Chain • Allocated Parking building is understood to date • Four Double Bedrooms distance to stunning beaches and • Off Road Parking • 10yr Building warranty from the mid 1800’s. the shores of Poole Harbour • Stamp Duty Paid • Freehold • Gas Central Heating

• South Facing Rear Garden

• EPC B

• High Specification Kitchen

www.quayliving.co.uk • 01202 683444 Quay Living, Orchard Plaza, High Street, Poole, BH15 1EG

• EPC To be confirmed

£390,000


POOLE QUARTER

£207,000

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

POOLE OLD TOWN

SANDBANKS ROAD

£1,700 PCM

• Grade II Listed Building • Four Double Bedrooms • Basement Bar and Cinema Room • Part Furnished

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£1,050 PCM

• Two Double Bedrooms • Communal Gym • Water Bills Included in Rent • Balcony

• Contemporary Kitchen • Original Features Throughout • Double Length Garage & Parking • EPC D

• Part Furnished • Allocated Parking • Close to Poole Park • EPC D

LILLIPUT £1,250,000

POOLE TOWN CENTRE

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

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

PARKSTONE ROAD • • • •

Two Double Bedrooms Ground Floor Apartment Off Road Parking Modern Fitted Kitchen

£850 PCM • • • •

Furnished Close to Poole Park Available Now EPC D

LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous views over the harbourQUAY towards AQUA, LIFEBOAT £1,000 PCM the Purbeck Hills. This apartment • Unfurnished •isTwo Double Bedrooms situated on the third floor and • White Goods Included • Views over Holes Bay has secure parking and a balcony. • Secure Allocated Parking • Two Balconies

• Available Now • EPC C

CARTERS QUAY • • • •

New Build apartment Two Double Bedrooms Allocated Parking Space Unfurnished

£950 PCM • • • •

Gas Central Heating Open Plan Living Area Available Now EPC B

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DOLPHIN QUAYS • • • •

One Double Bedroom Open Plan Living Area Secure Parking Juliet Balcony

£139,950

£775 PCM • • • •

Lift Access Furnished 24 Hour Concierge EPC B

POOLE OLD TOWN £475,000

SANDBANKS £875,000

This exquisite three bedroomed, four storey character property situated in theREACH heart of Poole HARBOUR £1,450 PCM Old Town conservation area.The • Fully Furnished •building Three Bedrooms is understood to date • Secure Allocated Parking • Penthouse Apartment from the mid 1800’s.

An ultra-modern 4 double bed room, 4 bathroom townhouse. Lo cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, PANORAMA RD, SANDBANKS £1,700 PCM ideally positioned within walking • Communal Gardens • Contemporary Townhouse distance to stunning beaches and • Private Garage • Four Double Bedrooms the shores of Poole Harbour

• Large Terrace • Panoramic Views

• Modern Throughout • EPC C

• Four En-suite Bathrooms • Two Balconies

FEES APPLY TO ALL LETTINGS

www.quayliving.co.uk • 01202 683444 Quay Living, Orchard Plaza, High Street, Poole, BH15 1EG

• Available Now • EPC C


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Open 7 days a week Professional photography BRANKSOME PARK £995,000 Situated overlooking Branksome Park Woods, “Bywood” is a stunning five bedroom detached Edwardian home that has been beautifully restored by the current vendor. This is the perfect property for buyers looking for a large period home in immaculate condition within walking distance to local beaches.

LILLIPUT £580,000 DETACHED HOUSE IN LILLIPUT GOOD CONDITION BUT WITH HUGE FURTHER POTENTIAL - PLANNING TO EXTEND. A three bedroom house built in the 1930’s and located in a quiet road in the Lilliput and Baden Powell School catchment and within walking distance of local shops, bakery and marinas

BRANKSOME PARK £207,500

ASHLEY CROSS £275,000

LOWER PARKSTONE £525,000

A well presented two double bedroom top / fifth floor apartment with parking. Located in Branksome Park, close to the shopping facilities at Westbourne and within easy reach of Penn Hill, Bournemouth and the renowned blue flag beaches at Branksome Chine.

A well presented two bedroom semi detached house converted from a lovely Victorian school building. Located in the heart of Ashley Cross. The property has been sympathetically modernised and offers a large kitchen breakfast room, private garden and balcony.

A unique opportunity to acquire this deceptively spacious four double bedroom three storey detached house. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location in an elevated position offering views towards Poole Harbour. Viewing is highly recommended.

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

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LOWER PARKSTONE £290,000

LOWER PARKSTONE £689,950

LOWER PARKSTONE £650,000

Last remaining brand new apartment unexpectedly re-available - far reaching harbour views and underground parking space. This top floor, two bedroom two bathroom (en-suite) luxury apartment is located in a quiet, mature cul de sac between Pennhill and Ashley Cross. Viewing recommended.

Stunning character house located in a mature road this four bedroom two bathroom house also has a large secluded garden. There is a spacious living room with wood-burner, space and plans drawn up for an extension to the kitchen and dining area. Courthill and Baden Powell School area.

Great location - Lilliput Cchool catchment A four bedroom two bathroom family house located within walking distance of Ashley Cross village with its range of independent cafes and bistros. The beaches and Yacht Clubs at Sandbanks and Lilliput are just a short drive away.

LILLIPUT £410,000 A substantial three bedroom two bathroom top floor apartment located in a quiet cul de sac between the Evening Hill viewpoint and Lilliput Village centre, both are within easy walking distance. The property has a south facing balcony and a passenger lift - rarely available - viewing recommended

LOWER PARKSTONE £580,000 A substantial five bedroom, two reception room detached family home offering immense charm and character throughout. The property is situated within the trendy Ashley Cross area and within Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment.

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

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TOP PROPERTIES

WAREHAM £425,000

SANDBANKS GUIDE PRICE £1,099,000

TALBOT WOODS POA

Converted from an old school house, with a wealth of character, sitting/dining room, wood-burner, kitchen/ diner, 3 bedrooms, garden, sun terrace & parking.

Spacious property approx. 400m to the beach and Harbour, 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower room, kitchen/ dining room, living room, garage

A well-presented detached bungalow offering three bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom, separate living and dining rooms, conservatory, garage and a rear garden.

GOADSBY 01929 552206 www.goadsby.com

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

HEARNES 01202 317317 www.hearnes.com

FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

BRANKSOME PARK GUIDE PRICE £1,750,000 This bright and spacious modern family home benefits from reception rooms, five bedrooms, five bath/ shower rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, hobby/cinema room, study and double garage.

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

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PARKSTONE £625,000

TALBOT WOODS GUIDE PRICE £1,150,000

WAREHAM £335,000

Portfolio of five freehold flats situated in Parkstone, Poole. All flats have double glazing and electric heating and are tenanted.

Beautifully presented detached house, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms (1 en suite), 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and double garage

Last one remaining in select small development of town houses. This 3 bedroom end terrace house is set over 3 floors with parking and a courtyard garden.

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

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

GOADSBY 01929 552206 www.goadsby.com


LYTCHETT MATRAVERS £475,000

UPTON £449,950

BRANKSOME PARK

This exciting new build detached bungalow includes sitting room, kitchen/diner with fitted appliances, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garaging and parking.

This beautifully presented detached house benefits from three double bedrooms, kitchen/day room, lounge, garage, South facing garden and parking.

Contemporary property with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/ shower rooms (2 en suite), formal living area, cinema/family room, study and garage

GOADSBY 01202 692145 www.goadsby.com

GREYS OF UPTON 01202 622101 www.greysestateagents.co.uk

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

GP £2,000,000

FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

BOURNEMOUTH OFFERS OVER £325,000 A rare opportunity to purchase this bright and sunny three bedroom modern townhouse. This property is an ideal investment benefiting from two bathrooms (en-suite to master), garage and balcony. It is located in a quiet cul-de-sac within easy walking distance from Bournemouth town centre.

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WAREHAM £250,000

WIMBORNE £1,295 PCM

CREEKMOOR £1,200PCM

This brand new light and spacious ground floor apartment benefits modern kitchen plus owners drawing room, craft/sewing room and guest suite.

This modern, three bedroom townhouse benefits from a kitchen/diner, sitting room, balcony with views across open fields, rear garden, integral garage.

This brand new deceptively spacious 3 bedroom, 2 reception semi-detached family home benefits from a rear garden and driveway parking.

RENAISSANCE RETIREMENT 01929 554557 www.renaissancegroup.co.uk

GOADSBY 01202 848984 www.goadsby.com

GOADSBY 01202 686 555 www.goadsby.com

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BRANKSOME PARK | £350,000 • Three Bedrooms • First Floor Apartment • 2 × Garages/Sun Balcony

• Ensuite To Master • 2 Bathrooms • EPC Rating C

PUBLIC NOTICE: Address: 14 Sandon House, 641-643 Blandford Road, Poole Bh16 5Ed. We Are Acting In The Sale Of The Above Property And Have Received An Offer Of £227,000. Any Interested Parties Must Submit Any Higher Offers In Writing To The Selling Agent Before An Exchange Of Contracts Takes Place. Epc Rating - C

WESTBOURNE | PRICE GUIDE £550,000

OAKDALE | £400,000

• Stunning Town House • Four Bedrooms • Stunning Kitchen/Breakfast Room

• Four Double Bedrooms • Three Bathrooms • White Roca Units

• Utility Room And Integral Garage • 2 Off Road Parking Spaces • EPC Rating C

BRANKSOME PARK | £220,000 GUIDE PRICE

PARKSTONE | £349,950

• Ground Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Bathroom & Separate WC

• Spacious Chalet Bungalow • 3 Bedrooms • Ground Floor Bathroom

• Private Patio • Garage/Share Of Freehold • EPC Rating D

• Modern Throughout • Garage • EPC Rating D

• Private Secluded Garden • 2 Reception Rooms • EPC Rating D

Poole Office 01202 676 292 | www.brownandkay.co.uk


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WELCOME! ED PITCHER We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ed Pitcher as Branch Manager of Brown & Kay, Westbourne. Ed has worked in customer service since his career began at Harrods in Knightsbridge London. Following his move to Bournemouth 14 years ago, he started a career as an estate agent. Ed has gone from strength to strength and has made his mark in the industry forming great relationships especially within the Westbourne community.

We welcome Ed and look forward to him making his mark and building on the already successful team in Brown & Kay.

WESTBOURNE | £675,000

WESTBOURNE | GUIDE PRICE £300,000

• Character Family Home • 5/6 Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• 2 × En Suites • Rarely Available • EPC Rating TBC

• Three Double Bedrooms • Character Converted Apartment • Brand New Lease

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Bathroom & Separate WC • EPC Rating D

BRANKSOME | GUIDE PRICE £220,000

CLOSE TO POOLE QUAY | GUIDE PRICE £280,000

• Two Double Bedrooms • Second Floor Flat • Lift

• Well Presented • Two Double Bedroom House • Large Lounge With Dining Area

• Large Lounge To Enclosed Balcony • Fitted Kitchen • EPC Rating TBC

• Extended Kitchen With Appliances • Private Rear Garden • EPC Rating E

Westbourne Office 01202 765 995 | www.brownandkay.co.uk


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Branksome Park A stunning and beautifully appointed fifth/sixth floor Duplex Apartment positioned in a highly regarded development in Branksome Park ■ Three bedrooms all benefitting from en-suite bathrooms/shower rooms ■ Dual aspect lounge/dining room & adjoining garden room ■ Fabulous modern kitchen, private balcony offering tree top views ■ Two underground parking spaces and visitor parking ■ Level walk to Westbourne Village, no forward chain, share of freehold

£750,000

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

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Alum Chine A versatile and beautifully appointed detached period character home retaining many original features & situated in the very sought after area of Alum Chine. ■ Eight/nine bedrooms, ideal home & income investment ■ Versatile accommodation offering over 4000 sq ft ■ Five bathrooms and cloakroom, two kitchens

Thinking of selling?

■ Ample off road parking and detached garage

Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

■ Close to Branksome Dene and Alum Chine beach

£850,000

01202 757555


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Central Talbot Woods A substantial landmark residence offering tremendous scope for improvement in a highly prestigious road. ■ Accommodation of nearly 7,000 sq ft over three floors ■ Retaining original charm and character ■ Seven double bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms

Thinking of selling?

■ Large private southerly garden with swimming pool

Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

■ Approximately 1.25 acres of land

Offers In Excess Of £1,500,000

01202 709888


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Central Lilliput DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY (STPP) - Offered for sale by an informal tender on Monday 4th December 2017 ■ Individual 2/3 bedroom chalet style detached property ■ Offering tremendous scope for improvement or complete redevelopment (STPP) ■ Existing accommodation extends to approximately 1,227 sq ft

Thinking of selling?

■ Garage and long driveway

Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

■ Situated on the approach to Salterns Marina

£475,000 Unconditional Offers Only

01202 709888


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Whitecliff An impressive five double bedroom detached house, enjoying stunning panoramic views across Poole Harbour and beyond. ■ Substantially extended and newly refurbished to a high standard ■ Versatile accommodation over three floors of approximately 2,213 sq ft ■ Desirable location, a stone’s throw from Harbourside Park

Thinking of selling?

■ Impressive open plan lounge/dining room with bi-folding doors

Call us for your free no obligation market appraisal on:

■ Top floor sitting room with recessed balcony

£975,000

01202 709888


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• On a generous size level plot with a landscaped rear garden

• Extended and improved to a very high standard

• A substantial size master bedroom with en-suite

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A STUNNING CHARACTER HOME IN SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION EPC: D

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BROADSTONE 01202 692145

£900,000

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01202 544666

EPC - C

£280,000

goadsby.com • Spacious and modern beachside family home in a quiet cul-de-sac in Canford Cliffs Village • Thoughtfully designed with superb living space throughout • High specification kitchen/breakfast room, large living room and separate dining room

• 5 Double bedrooms, 3 with en-suite facilities • Well-tended rear garden – ideal for relaxing after a day at the beach

TICKS ALL THE BOXES

• Beach and village moments away • Don’t miss out - call the office today to arrange a viewing

EPC: B

CANFORD CLIFFS 01202 701616

£1,200,000

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RESIDENTIAL

• Stunning 3 bedroom semi-detached character home • Good size frontage and superb rear garden • Recently extended to both the side and rear • Beautifully restored character features

• Impressive kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the garden • Useful utility area and ground floor W.C.

BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED COTTAGE

VERWOOD 01202 827333

• Non estate location

EPC: TBC

£394,950

• A well-presented 4 bedroom semidetached family home

• An immaculate 3 bedroom detached family home

• Situated in a popular residential location

• Beautiful low maintenance rear garden, single garage & parking

• The property is spacious through and boasts a lovely rear garden, garage & driveway parking

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• Situated next to a nature reserve view to appreciate

SUPERB FAMILY HOME

EPC: E

WALLISDOWN, POOLE 01202 673375

£300,000

• Situated close to Moreton train station with direct line to London Waterloo • Sought after village location, within walking distance to the village amenities

MOTIVATED VENDORS

EPC: C

CROSSWAYS, DORCHESTER 01305 264500

£350,000

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RESIDENTIAL

goadsby.com • Unique 3 double bedroom property with wealth of character

• Newly refurbished first floor apartment in the Town Centre

• Situated in highly sought after semi-rural location

• Open plan kitchen/sitting room

• Well maintained garden and roof terrace off master bedroom • Off road parking and stunning countryside views

IDEAL SECOND HOME

EPC: C

EAST STOKE, WAREHAM 01929 552206

£425,000

• Detached family home set across 3 floors in Talbot Woods

• 2 Double bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room • Modern fitted bathroom

IDEALLY LOCATED IN THE TOWN CENTRE

EPC: F

BOURNEMOUTH 01202 544666

£225,000

• 2 Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes

• Ample off road parking and large garage

• Enclosed rear garden, backing on to adjoining woodland

• Front & rear gardens

• Large & spacious lounge/diner

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• 4 Double bedrooms, master with en-suite bathroom

• Situated in an ever popular residential location

• 2 Reception rooms and separate kitchen

• With off road parking and garage

MODERNISATION REQUIRED

EPC: TBC

TALBOT WOODS, BOURNEMOUTH 01202 544666

£595,000

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED BUNGALOW

EPC: D

FERNDOWN 01202 895511

£300,000

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RESIDENTIAL

• Beautifully presented family home with views

• 3 Bedroom detached bungalow in Purbeck village location

• 4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 reception

• Sunny aspect sitting room, dining room, kitchen

• With a modern sociable kitchen/diner • Off road parking and garaging

• Family bathroom, en-suite to master bedroom, fitted wardrobes • Garage, off road parking, enclosed private rear garden

IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME

EPC: D

BROADSTONE 01202 692145

£530,000

DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS DETACHED BUNGALOW

EPC: D

HARMANS CROSS, SWANAGE 01929 425055

£420,000

• Spacious detached bungalow in a popular cul de sac

• Modern 3 bedroom detached bungalow set in stunning gardens

• 3 Bedrooms, 2 with ensuite facilities

• Spacious kitchen/breakfast room with separate utility

• Large sitting room, dining room and conservatory

goadsby.com • Southerly aspect rear garden

• Double garage and off road parking for numerous vehicles

REDUCED IN PRICE

EPC: D

ST LEONARDS 01425 470283

£435,000

• Planning permission to add two first floor bedrooms • Walking distance to Ringwood High Street • Double garage and off road parking

DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS

EPC: D

ASHLEY 01425 470283

£625,000

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COMMERCIAL HOTELS

01202 550000

Well Located Between Shops & Pier

BUSINESS TRANSFER

New Forest Tea Room

• 6/7 en-suite letting rooms & owners accom • Parking for 8 vehicles • South facing roof garden • EPC Rating: Band C

01202 550110

Unit 3 Holton Road, Holton Heath Trading Estate, Poole

RETAIL

01202 550165

924 Christchurch Road, Boscombe

• Comprises 46 internal & 40 external covers • Fully fitted and equipped throughout • Spacious catering kitchen • EPC Rating: Band E

IDEAL HOME & INCOME £430,000 FREEHOLD INDUSTRIAL

01202 550000

£59,950 LEASEHOLD

OFFICES

01202 550110

Unit 5, The Axium Centre, Dorchester Road, Poole

• Lock up retail premises with living accom • Recently refurbished throughout • Limited wait roadside parking opposite • EPC Rating: Band E

FREEHOLD £200,000

INDUSTRIAL

01202 550110

Unit 1.2, 5b Surrey Close, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth

• 5,479 sq ft

• 1,452 sq ft

• 1,531 sq ft

• Industrial/ warehouse premises

• Modern selfcontained office premises

• Industrial/ warehouse premises

• 5.04m internal eaves height

• Open plan

• Recently redecorated

• Small gated yard

• 3 car-parking spaces

• 2 car-parking spaces

• EPC: C

• EPC: C

• EPC: E

LEASEHOLD £35,250 P.A.X

LEASEHOLD £14,800 P.A.X

LEASEHOLD £11,000 P.A.X

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LETTINGS BOURNEMOUTH 01202 544644

Modern Apartment • 1 bedroom top floor apartment • Offered unfurnished with white goods • EPC Rating: Band C

BOURNEMOUTH 01202 544644

Exquisite Property • Very large 3 bedroom newly renovated apartment • Situated off a private road with parking

BROADSTONE 01202 692145

Convenient Location • Bright & neutral 2 bed apartment • Offered unfurnished with driveway parking & garage • EPC Rating: Band B

• EPC Rating: Band C

AVAILABLE NOW | £675 PCM

AVAILABLE NOW | £1,595 PCM

AVAILABLE NOW | £875 PCM

FORDINGBRIDGE 01425 656666

HECKFORD PARK 01202 686555

SOUTHBOURNE 01202 432188

Popular Location

Stunning Sea Views

Sought After Location • 4 bedroom detached house

• Spacious 3 bedroom terraced house

• Detached 4 bedroom bungalow

• Double garage & driveway parking

• Offered unfurnished with 2 receptions & parking

• Offered furnished or unfurnished with driveway & garage

• EPC Rating: Band D

• EPC Rating: Band F

• EPC Rating: TBC

AVAILABLE DECEMBER | £1,200 PCM

AVAILABLE MID NOVEMBER | £1,100 PCM

AVAILABLE DECEMBER | £1,900 PCM

SWANAGE 01929 425055

WAREHAM 01929 555400

WESTBOURNE 01202 767610

New Development of 7 Apartments • 1 or 2 bedroom options available • Benefitting from parking • EPC Rating: B

Swineham Location • This 1 bedroom house boat has stunning lake views • Offered to the market furnished • Winter let only

Garden & Parking • Spacious 3 bedroom semi-detached bungalow with garage • Offered to the market unfurnished • EPC Rating: Band C

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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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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).

Dingle Garden (Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout)


OUTDOOR LIVING

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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Alfa Romeo has revealed details of its new Stelvio Quadrifoglio sporting SUV model, though it will not be on sale in the UK until next summer, when prices will be announced. Powered by a 2.9 litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine offering 510 hp, the new model has a top speed of 176 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. It features a Q4 all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to deliver power to each wheel separately, and also has as standard an 8-speed auto gearbox with a race-mode setting. It also has paddleshifters on the steering column. Alfa says the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is set to become the new benchmark in the premium compact SUV segment. The car has electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system and a “sailing” function, available in Advanced Efficiency mode to boost fuel economy and reduce emissions. The interior of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been “tailored like a bespoke suit” says Alfa. It features premium materials including carbon fibre, leather and Alcantara. The centre of the dashboard is dominated by a new 8.8-inch Alfa Connect infotainment system with 3D navigation.

ALL-NEW MITSUBISHI SHOGUN SPORT Mitsubishi has announced that the all-new Shogun Sport will go on sale in the UK early in the New Year. Power is provided by a lightweight 2.4-litre diesel engine, which produces 180 hp and is mated to an new eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard specification includes Hill Descent Control, Trailer Start Assist, Hill Start Assist and a dedicated off-road mode, which will allow a choice of driving modes that can be selected to suit differing types of terrain. Inside, the Sport offers space for up to seven people and has up to 1,488 litres of load space with the rear seat folded. Two high-specification versions will be available from launch. Both will feature leather upholstery, keyless entry with push-button start, LED daytime running lights and the

Mitsubishi Smartphone Link Display Audio system which allows users to connect to apps or other features of their Apple or Android smartphone through the touchscreen or via voice control. The range-topping derivative adds further luxury with heated front seats and Mitsubishi’s most advanced safety features, including Forward Collision Mitigation, which uses radars in the front grille to judge whether there is risk of a collision with the vehicle in front, Blind Spot Warning and Multi-around Monitor System that employs cameras at the front, rear and in the door mirrors to display a bird’s eye view around the Shogun Sport. UK pricing and full specification details will be announced closer to launch.

ROAD TEST: AUDI Q2 The Q2 is Audi’s smallest SUV yet offers cool styling and badge kudos that most rivals cannot match, writes NICK FLETCHER. Q2 models start at £21,360 for models with basic kit, but for features such as connectivity, larger alloy wheels and more sporty looks, you have to move up the range, and most buyers do just that. My test model was the Q2 2.0 litre diesel Quattro S Tronic, very well equipped at £27,625 but laden with options including LED lighting, technology and comfort packs, leather sports seats and more, taking the price to £34,990. The 2.0 litre engine offers 148 hp and pushes the car to 60mph in just 8.1 seconds, with a top speed of 131 mph. Fuel consumption is a respectable 58.9 mpg combined. Good figures, which underpin a car which drives beautifully – smooth, remarkably agile and superbly composed. Its Quattro all-wheel-drive system keep the car well-planted on the corners and despite stiffer sports suspension, still delivers a very comfortable ride. And the S Tronic gearbox is very responsive, with quick yet smooth shifts. The Q2 maintains the distinctive Audi look, a sculptured shape hallmarked by a deep front grille and the unmistakable four-circle badge which all combine to present potent kerb appeal. The interior accomodates four adults with ease, with even six-footers getting enough headroom in the rear. There are plenty of oddment stowage spaces and boot space is 355 litres, boosted to 1,000 litres with the rear seats folded.

Standard features on the test model include power windows, remote locking, climate control, virtual cockpit (virtual instruments instead of actual dials), sports steering wheel with paddle-shifters and a dash-top screen for sat-nav, infotainment and connectivity. There are plenty of safety features too, including Audi’s Pre Sense safety kit which is standard across the range, with Autonomous Emergency Braking which will put the brakes on if the sensors detect a pedestrian stepping out in front of the car. The SUV sector is jam-packed with worthy contenders, including Mercedes GLA, BMW X1 and Mazda CX-3 but Audi has over the years cultivated an unmatched ultra-cool brand image with immense appeal to discerning drivers, and that helps gives the Q2 a real cutting edge in its class.


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ROAD TEST: FORD KUGA It’s been almost 10 years since the Ford Kuga was launched and since then, demand for SUV models has expanded greatly, creating many more contenders vying for sales, writes NICK FLETCHER. To meet this challenge, the Kuga was facelifted for 2017, which gave the model a more distinctive exterior look, though interior changes are less obvious. Even so, the Kuga stacks up well against more recent competitors, offering a wide choice of engines, 4WD options, roomy cabin and a good level of standard kit. Prices start at £22,595 for an entry version which still boasts features such as alloy wheels, sports seats and cruise control but my test model was an ST-Line 2.0 litre diesel version with a price tag of £28,475. This model features darkened alloys, black grille and roof rails and a body kit to give it a more rugged sporty image. There is plenty of equipment too, including sports suspension, climate control, auto lights and wipers, cruise control with speed limiter, keyless start, 8-inch touch-screen, sat-nav, connectivity,

audio voice control and tyre pressure monitoring. The 148 hp diesel engine is capable unit, proving smooth and responsive and the 0-60 mph time of 10.1 seconds is fairly typical of class standards. Top speed is 121 mph and the fuel consumption is 60.1 mpg combined,. On the road, the car has a slightly heavier feel than some rivals, with well-weighted steering and stiffer ST-Line suspension giving good grip and composed cornering, albeit at the expense of a firmer ride. Inside, there is decent room for five adults, a 456 litre boot and easy flat-fold seats to boost capacity to 1,603 litres. The dashboard looks a little ordinary compared with more recent rivals but it is logically laid out and easy to use which arguably is better than looking flashy but being more complicated. The Kuga is up against strong opposition in a crowded SUV sector which includes Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Peugeot 3008, SEAT Ateca and VW Tiguan yet the Kuga does have its own presence and plus-points and the recent styling touches and upgrades keep it well in the mix of best-buy SUVs.

DS Automobiles is now taking orders for its new DS7 Crossback, an SUV model with a range of petrol and diesel engines and priced from £28,050. The interior of DS 7 CROSSBACK is “chic and contemporary” says DS, and is available in a choice of different trims. Four engines are available from launch: two turbo petrol engines with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard and two turbocharged diesel engines with manual or auto gearboxes. The range starts with the DS 7 CROSSBACK ‘ELEGANCE’ which features 18-inch Black Onyx diamondcut alloy wheels, black grille and chromed DS Wings, 3D rear lights, tinted and acoustic rear windscreen, electric parking brake, lane departure Warning, driver attention warning, rear parking sensors, and LED front foglights with cornering light function.

ALL-NEW JEEP WRANGLER Jeep has released photos of its all-new Wrangler which will be officially launched at the Los Angles Motor Show on November 29. The company says the modern design stays true to the original and comes with advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, more open-air options, and is loaded with more safety features and advanced technology. The design includes an instantly recognizable keystoneshaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square tail lamps, improved aerodynamics, a convenient fold-down windscreen for off-road purists, and dozens of different door, top and windscreen combinations. Prices and detailed specifications will be announced at the official launch. Jeep says:”Built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage,the Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence”. The Jeep vehicle line-up consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. All Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with petrol and diesel powertrain options.

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NIGERIAN FOOD ENTERS THE FRAY After winning a competition to write a cookery book celebrating African food, Lope Ariyo talks about how Nigeria and Britain are reflected in her food, and why we need to share it Lope Ariyo is “more than happy to introduce the world to African cuisine”. Having entered a Red magazine competition to discover a cook destined to take an African cuisine mainstream. She fed the judges her signature hibiscus chicken dish, and dazzled them with her contemporary approach to Nigerian cooking, and the result is her debut cookbook, Hibiscus (she’s obsessed with hibiscus). Lope calls it “an entry point” into West African cuisine, as it blends her British background, growing up in East Croydon, with her memories of the food she ate during the couple of years she spent at boarding school in Nigeria.

When it comes to opening more eyes, and bellies, to Nigerian cooking, Lope particularly wants to convince people of the “many uses for the traditional ingredients that haven’t really been explored yet.” It helps that core Nigerian ingredients are becoming increasingly available in supermarkets. “When I was growing up, I’d never see Nigerian ingredients in Tesco or Sainsbury’s, now - it’s still in the ‘ethnic’ section - but the fact it’s there is great.” You can find garri (dried, fermented cassava), yam and cassava flour, chin chin (a cross between a shortbread and a biscotti), okra and even plantain on shelves now - although Lope notes, “I don’t like the prices, they’re much more expensive compared to market prices.” “We cook for plenty, so anyone who wants to come and eat, can come and eat,” she says. “I don’t think it’s great to alienate people from food, because food is about sharing - in any culture.”

Lope Ariyo (Photo credit: PA Photo/Harper Collins)

Hibiscus by Lope Ariyo is published in hardback by HarperCollins, priced £18.99. Photography by Ellis Parrinder. Available now By Ella Walker, Press Association

Ingredients

Hibiscus Chicken

4 chicken breasts 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted Fine-cut dried hibiscus petals For the marinade: 1tsp celery salt 1tsp onion granules 1tsp garlic granules 1tsp black pepper 1tsp ground white pepper 1tsp cayenne pepper 2tsp finely chopped parsley 2tsp finely chopped tarragon For the sauce: 2tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 200ml unsweetened coconut water 2tbsp fine-cut dried hibiscus petals 4tbsp coconut sugar

(Serves 4)

Method In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients. Toss in the chicken breasts and coconut oil, mix so that the chicken is well coated and leave to marinate for 30 minutes. To make the sauce, whisk the lemon juice, coconut water, hibiscus and coconut sugar in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil before reducing the heat to low, then leave to simmer for 15 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half. Set aside and allow the sauce to cool completely for roughly 15 minutes, until it thickens. Put a griddle pan over a medium heat to heat up, and meanwhile brush each marinated chicken breast with the sauce. Place them in the hot pan and cook, giving each side four to five minutes before turning - they should be nicely browned and cooked through.

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Plate the chicken and drizzle over any of the remaining hibiscus sauce. Sprinkle over some crushed hibiscus petals and serve with fried coconut rice on the side.


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Fried Coconut Rice (Serves 4)

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Ingredients

Method

370g long-grain rice or basmati rice 400ml tin coconut milk 1 tbsp groundnut oil or coconut oil 1 chicken stock cube 1/2tsp dried thyme 2 dried bay leaves 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 6 closed-cup mushrooms, wiped and chopped 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped 1/2 yellow pepper, finely chopped 1 large carrot, finely chopped 1 tsp ground coriander 1/4tsp turmeric 1tsp garlic powder 1tsp ground ginger Salt and white pepper

In a large saucepan, bring the coconut milk to the boil along with the stock cube, thyme and bay leaves. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the coconut milk to simmer for five minutes until it smells slightly fragrant. Meanwhile, rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Drain the rice in a colander, then add it to the coconut milk - it should just about be covered by the liquid. Turn the heat up to medium-high, cover with a lid and cook for about 10 minutes - you’ll have to stir the rice every so often to make sure it doesn’t burn on the bottom. Once most of the milk has been absorbed, you’ll find that if you bite on a grain of rice, it should have softened but still be quite al dente and taste slightly nutty. Turn off the heat and set aside.

Take a large, deep frying pan and heat the groundnut oil or coconut oil over a mediumhigh heat. Add the onion, mushrooms, peppers and carrot, and coat them with the ground coriander, turmeric, garlic powder and ginger. Continuously stir the veggies for seven minutes until they start to soften. Add the partly cooked rice and season with salt and pepper before reducing the heat to mediumlow. Cover the pan with a lid and steam for a further five to 10 minutes, depending on how soft you like your rice. Divide the rice evenly between four plates, or place in a large serving dish for the middle of table. 143


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Hibiscus & Coconut Cake (Serves 12)

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Ingredients

Method

180g plain flour 60g ground egusi seeds or ground almonds 80g fine-cut dried hibiscus petals, plus extra for decorating (available from Amazon) 1tsp ground cloves 1tsp baking powder 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/2tsp salt 90g coconut oil, softened 60ml groundnut oil, plus extra for greasing 100g caster sugar 80g light brown sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 x 400ml tin coconut milk 2tsp vanilla extract 2tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Desiccated coconut, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas mark 4. Grease two round 20cm cake tins, then line them with baking paper.

For the coconut drizzle: 120g icing sugar 4tbsp coconut milk 1/2tsp coconut extract 1/2tsp vanilla extract For the coconut frosting: 300g cream cheese 2tbsp coconut milk 80g icing sugar 1tbsp fine-cut dried hibiscus petals 144

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ground egusi seeds or ground almonds, hibiscus petals, ground cloves, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and salt. In another large bowl, cream the coconut oil, groundnut oil and sugars together. One by one, add the eggs until well combined. Add half of the dry ingredients to the bowl, followed by half of the coconut milk and mix with an electric hand whisk or stand mixer until wellcombined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Repeat to add the remaining dry ingredients and coconut milk and mix to thoroughly combine. Finally, add the vanilla extract and lemon juice, folding in gently. Transfer the batter into a large measuring jug and evenly distribute it between the two cake tins. If you prefer less washing up, roughly measure by eye. Bake the cakes for about 30 minutes. When they’re

ready, a skewer inserted into the centre should come out clean. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. To make the drizzle, mix the icing sugar with the coconut milk to get a thick drizzle, then add the coconut and vanilla extracts. Trickle over both layers of the cooled hibiscus cake. For the frosting, whisk all the ingredients together to create a fluffy purple cloud. Make sure the colour is consistent throughout. Spread half the frosting over one of the cakes and place the second on top. Spread what’s left of the frosting over the top layer and sprinkle over the desiccated coconut and hibiscus petals to decorate.


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STAYCATION

PARADISE AT HOME In an effort to seek some R&R, I sat down with my significant other to discuss the possibility of a holiday. Like most, we have put in the graft, working day and night to pay for all of life’s little joys; the mortgage, bills, my princess of a dog’s specific dietary needs…we, like many, were in need of a break. So one night we sat together and explored website after website, each suggesting ideas and quickly dismissing them. Arguments breaking out over flight durations, destinations and how this whole holiday finding process was actually a reflection of a deep routed inability to commit (sorry, it got personal). The point is, sometimes booking a relaxing escape abroad is one of the most stressful experiences. Then it occurred to me, why am I so desperate to escape a part of the world that tons of holidaymakers would die to visit? Our neighbouring county Cornwall is widely regarding as one of the most beautiful parts of the country, offering breathtaking views, art, renowned

culinary haunts and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches – light bulb alert. It hit me, why don’t we swap our vacay, for a staycay? So, we decided to turn to the awesome team at ‘Beachspoke’ – luxury holiday home specialists – who helped us snag a stunning rental, located in the charming Cornish village of ‘Mousehole’. We arrived in Cornwall, a pinch weary from our 4-hour car journey, which by all standards was far more pleasurable (and scenic) than the less than alluring sight of the M3 on route to Gatwick. After a quick pit stop in Penzanse, where we stocked up on all the essentials – aka pasties, clotted cream and cider – we headed for our crashpad in Mousehole. After a blazing trail through winding country roads and narrow village streets we had arrived. We pulled up in the world’s most scenic car park, adjacent to the twinkling waterfront and headed towards the ‘Harbour Moon’ cottage.

Prior to our visit Olivia (our staycation guru/Beachspoke tour guide) had given us the code to a tiny security box that would unlock the key to the door. We guided the key into the lock and pushed open the door – deep breath – and WOW.

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I stepped down into the kitchen come sitting room. Every inch of the space was adorned with style. The matte marble-esque worktops with chrome trimmings, the exposed stonewall, the driftwood sculptures; everything was gorgeous. Our exploration was heightened as we climbed the nautical rope-aided stairwell, only to discover the stunning boudoir above. We crept in, taking in every nook and cranny. To the left, bronze-flecked tiles flowed seemly from floor to wall, creating a contemporary wet-room, complete with walk in shower and a copper basin. White fluffy robes hung up tied with a bow, set the tone for what was to be a truly lavish layover. We continued into the room our excitement growing. A grand bed took pride and place centralised in the latter part of the room, it’s headboard the divide between bathroom and bedroom. I looked up to discover fishing nets woven between the


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Another day of adventure concluded and we began our usual holiday ritual of changing for the evening affair. Tonight we decided to visit the famous ‘2 Fore Street’. Owner and operator Joe (who actually took our booking that morning) served some of the best food I have ever had. The quality, flavour and evident passion spoke through the food and the service from their fantastic team heightening an already incredible experience. We returned to our pad for the last time. In an effort to savour as much of this wonderful property as we could, we perched in the living room enjoying the fresh scones and raspberry conserve we had picked up earlier that day. As our eyes grew heavy we decided to tuck ourselves into our opulent marshmallow bed once more. What a trip. Beachspoke have opened my eyes to a new kind of travel accommodation and a truly luxurious experience, all only hours away. Our property, ‘Harbour Moon’, is one of eight luxury properties in and around Cornwall, Devon and Cotswold that Beachspoke manage. Offering memorable stays in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Find out more about their incredible design stays on their website: www.beachspoke.com By Charlotte Williams Photo credit: Tony Timmington

white beams with a large copper pendant light suspended over the divan. A beam of light crept over the bed, inviting us to the furthest part of the room. I went to open the curtains before being distracted by the glass floor below me that looked out onto the living space below. The natural light coming from the open window below reminded me of the magnificence of seaside living. Finally I crept towards the rustic café-style shutters and pulled them apart, revealing the picturesque harbour view that had been hiding behind it. It was breathtaking. Excited to explore the town we threw on some fresh clothes and hit up the local haunts. Based on the recommendations in our Harbour Moon guidebook, we decided to pay a visit to the ‘Old Coastguard’, a popular restaurant on the cliff top overlooking the sea. To get to the restaurant, we strolled along the rockery and climbed a stone stairwell that disclosed a beautiful garden. We crept in through the double doors and snagged a table. The meal was delicious, complete with local gins and fresh seafood. Feeling full and fully inebriated we

made our way back to the cottage to enjoy our first night in that enormous bed – lights out. We awoke in the sun-filled room ready for a day of exploration, though the feeling of duck-feather pillows and a sumptuous mattress made it hard to actually leave. Adam – my partner whom I mentioned in the beginning – true to his heroic nature, gathered breakfast supplies (from the quaint local post office I might add). I tore myself away from bed and headed to the first place anyone on holiday goes: the fridge. I opened the door only to reveal a bottle of sparkling English wine, a half pint of milk and some eggs. What a lovely touch. I was at a beverage related crossroads; I had planned to assemble a coffee from the very lovely looking Nepresso machine, but now I had discovered the sparkling wine? Like anyone else in my position I weighed up the options and decided that having both was the only way forward. Gathering my drinks I headed for the bathroom. A sip, disrobe and another sip later, I was enjoying the marvellous sensation of a rainfall shower. I thought; if this is how the other half live, I want to trade sides.

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Hello again fitness fam’. Lots going on, as usual, that I want to inform you about. We’ve just had 5 fighters out on one of the best shows in the South, Fast and Furious in Southampton, hosted and put together by the Look Borai/Exile team. It’s a great show and incredibly well run, with some fantastic matches from novice to pros. Our guys did fantastically well with some hard fights, but the lions always step up to the challenge and give 100%. Some of our fighters were literally taking their fights with only mere weeks of training (intense though I must say). Going through their fight camps with them and then culminating in cornering them for the fight is such a fantastic experience, and I have to say makes us incredibly proud. If you’ve ever thought that you would possibly like to try it, even once, we are definitely the gym to

come to. We have absolute beginners and we also have experienced fighters and to be honest, you never stop learning in a game like this. All coaches and corner teams have the fighters utmost safety in mind and a Show like fast and Furious is a fantastic night out even if you’re just there to watch and support. If this couldn’t be further from what you want to do and you only want to use your training as self defense, a bit of fun, or to get fit, we are also the gym for that too. We have a new course in beginners Thai boxing starting in January. The course will last 6 weeks and cover all basics from stance to striking and pad holding drills (pad holding can be just as important as actually hitting them). This is a great way for anyone with little or no experience to gain the basics in Thai boxing and feel more confident to be able to go on to any of our other striking classes.

As I always say it’s just walking through the door that’s the hard bit and we completely understand, that’s’ why we are one of the most friendly gyms in the South, teamed with a great atmosphere.

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THE CRAB Delectable food by the sea Every now and again, we get the opportunity to do some incredibly envious things, things like dining out at some of the best restaurants across Dorset and this was no exception. Situated across from the beloved Bournemouth pier approach, The Crab is in its natural habitat, serving gorgeous seafood, by the sea. We arrived one brisk, autumnal afternoon to sample the delights of their seasonal menu. With the subdued warmth of a winter sun egging us on, the team was in highspirits for a fine-dining event. We arrived at the glass-housed restaurant and took in the décor. The tables were adorned with appropriate seaside earthenware, polished silver and voluptuous wine goblets; a beautiful littoral setting for the day. We scanned the room only for our eyes to catch our wonderful host for the afternoon, who swiftly sat us on a long table by the window, allowing us a prime people watching opportunity. Shortly after taking our seats, we received the menus. We shot each other an excited glance and began pondering our food choices, but first, the allimportant drinks. For me, nothing compares to the refreshment and suitable pairing (with fish) of a cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc, preferably (and it was) of New Zealand origin. Among the other choices, were full-bodied reds, familiar and favoured beers and invigorating soft drinks, all recommended

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based on pertaining food choices – ah, such service. Having submitted our orders, we toasted to the meal ahead and waited excitedly for the first course to arrive, but before the lips of our glasses could touch a little amuse-bouche arrived. A gorgeous little package of unidentified, yet incredible, flavour – the perfect way to rouse our appetites. A few sips of wine later, our starters arrived. Ross and I had both ordered the same (great minds), a gorgeous ‘Native Lobster Thermidor Gratin’, complete with Gruyere cheese and an almost sinfully good smoked bacon crumb. Cheese lovers, you need to try this. Each and every element was perfect; my only complaint was not having more! Across from me, Ben was happily savouring crisp parcels of fried squid. As he was unable to park his crockery I took it to be a resounding yes from him. The rest of team had decided to save themselves for the main event, a smart move considering two of them would be sharing the signature ‘Hot Fruits De Mer’. The platter arrived and it was gasps all around; the sheer amount of food was incredible! On it was half a lobster, one whole crab, king tiger prawns, scallops St. Jacques, a bucket (not kidding) of tomato and chilli mussels, market fish and tempura oysters. I watched as the look of both shock and excitement battled over the right to a facial expression, but like troopers, they gathered their claw crackers and after dispersing most of the shell across the table, revealed some truly delicious fish. The scallops

were beautiful; silky and melting in the mouth and a welcomed contrast against the gently crispy tempura oysters. For main I had selected the ‘Seared Monkfish Fillet’, served with tarragon infused, crushed potato. The dish was paired with an utterly sublime pea and wasabi puree, which brought a subtle heat and sweetness to the meaty-fish fillet. That paired with the nuttiness of the crab butter and cashew tuile was a continuous explosion of flavours and roller coaster ride of sweet and savoury delight. It was just incredible. One of the best fish dishes I’ve had in a long time. Almost too full to go on, the figurative goodie and baddie on my shoulders battled with the idea of dessert and depending on your own outlook one of them won and 10 minutes later, dessert arrived. A breathtaking ‘Pistachio Crème Brule’ arrived, unfortunately it was for Ross – fortunately he let me try some and it was seriously good. I would go back purely for dessert. For a beautiful fine-dining experience, particularly for fish lovers, you have to visit The Crab. By Charlotte Williams t. 01202 203601 a. Exeter Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5AJ w. www.crabatbournemouth.com


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Don’t forget to check out the event on Facebook – all those who attend will be entered into a prize draw! We will be raising money for Julia’s House (local children’s hospice charity) and this month we have 4 Luxury Prizes (just in time for Christmas): • 3 × sessions of underarm Diode laser hair removal for you and a friend (worth £300) • Fire & Ice facial! (Worth £80) • BDR Exfoliating Microdermabrasion treatment (worth £50) • Clinic Visjeune Christmas goody bag! Lots of surprises & products! Food, bubbly and great company is guaranteed! As well as lots of ‘on the night’ offers, which will only be available to those who show up – you never know, your favourite treatment might be discounted! Pop along and see everything we do here at Clinic Visjeune.

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THE PIG HOTEL A squeal of a time by Charlotte Williams

We arrived early afternoon, on a rare sunny day, during the dampest week on record. Beyond the winding country lane, tucked behind shrouded hedges, stood The Pig. The presence of this country mansion rendered us wide-eyed and open-mouthed, momentarily unable to move for fear the infamous clock would chime midnight and all would melt before us, a building of this stature certainly wagered a ‘fairytale-esque’ tragedy. A quick pinch to prove it was all real, and onward we went. It’s a strange feeling to be on the one hand so at home and on the other, in awe of every detail around you. You can almost imagine a time where wealthy Lords and Ladies spent their Summers leisurely lolling with iced teas and fine finger food. Though they might have swapped the iced teas for signature cocktails, sat in one of their many rooms you certainly feel a part of something truly grand. Housed in the main manor are two lounges, a cosy bar, the dining room, and rooms on the floor above, not forgetting the many little hideaways, but we shall leave you to discover those for yourself.

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We were seated in their cosy lounge bar for predinner cocktails and ‘piggy bits’. I, a self-confessed meat addict, was presented with their famous ‘saddleback pork crackling’, and my dinner companion a sworn vegetarian, (how I admire her willpower and kind heart), the quails eggs. For whatever reason, we as Brits haven’t quite followed

our European cousins in their leisurely dining style, so how refreshing it was to be encouraged to sit back, relax and enjoy a long lunch. Rest assured this wasn’t paired with any kind of abandonment. Our servers were utterly attentive and management also checked-in to see we were being looked after. One or two ‘Lemongrass Collins’ cocktails later, we were taken through to their stunning dinning room. Sat at a table for two with a garden view, no expense has been spared in creating the perfect setting. Of course the usual suspects are present, water and wine glasses, silver wear, but there are also a few very special additions we weren’t expecting. Our waitress took the liberty of explaining what we had before us, which instantly made us feel at ease. There is nothing worse than that feeling of slight inferiority, which can sometimes come from fine dining. Refraining from asking questions for fear of looking out of place, here that wasn’t an issue. On our table was a bottle of herb infused oil, accompanied by a trinket-sized pot of smoked-salt (smoked on their premises may I had). This was all part of the plan for the homemade bread, which was to come. Now seated comfortably, with a piece of smoky oil soaked bread in the one hand, and a glass of red in the other we began our selection process. It all looked divine, truly, we knew making a decision wouldn’t be easy, so we employed the help of our waitress once again. They have really paid attention to people’s food needs, not only catering to vegetarians, but also having a specific menu filled with tons of unusual and exciting options, to be honest, even a meat eater like myself would be equally satisfied with the options on this menu. The


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I began with my plate of porky paradise. So good, it felt sinful; excited by the contrast between the deeply satisfying sealed fat, and crispiness of the coating, I was sure I had died and gone to foodie heaven. The only thing I had as a bargaining chip for my sins were the toasted chickpeas, which accompanied the dish, “please food police, I have been healthy, right?” For main I continued on my path to food enlightenment, but let’s park that momentarily, and indulge in my guest’s dish, a ‘new age gnocchi’. Nothing about this dish was ordinary, not a conventional potato pasta in sight! Their take on an Italian classic was genius, potato and goats cheese balls, rolled in a rosemary crumb, with the quintessentially Mediterranean drizzle of oil. Nothing short of stunning – I hope the seasons are kind, and keep this dish forever in their favour. For my main; a locally sourced venison loin. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying venison before, imagine the texture of a fillet steak, with a more robust flavour. Now imagine it cooked to perfection, the outside seared, only to slice in to reveal a blush pink center. Not forgetting our chosen side, the ‘cheese topped polenta pot’ – cheese topped, need we say more? Our food tale concludes, as so many before have, with dessert. The menu was made up of worldrenowned puddings, with a British twist. Making use of seasonal produce, (grown on site, or no more than 25 miles away), their take on a trifle, was a homage to the ever underappreciated ‘apple’. There are certain dishes, that we believe cannot compare to that of the ones our parents would make for us as children, for me this is the trifle. I’ll let you in on a little secret (let’s hope my dear old ma doesn’t pick up this issue), I think I might have just found my new supplier. Nostalgia conjuring flavour memories of mucky faces came flooding in, but this time, I wasn’t allowing any of it to miss my mouth. A somewhat more modern after dinner special was the ‘Iced Late Terrine’ that my co-pilot had, and that I just had to try of course. The first bite – Whoosh! An aromatic coffee hit. Much like a parfait, it was both cool and creamy, with the interesting addition of crumbled sugar glass. It was the perfect ending to an incredible feast, but this story doesn’t end at dessert – we were invited to stay the evening. Me and my now ‘roomie’ sauntered to reception, where we met the most charming staff, who handed us the keys to our very own room, but I’ll come back

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to the that later, first, head chef Dan took the time to give us a tour of the grounds in which they grow their produce. Row upon row, shed upon shed of fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits and even some livestock – it was inspiring. Dan talked us through the many things growing in their garden, he told us how important it was to him that the produce be respected, not just in the sense of keeping them alive and well, but in the way in which they should be used in dishes. The idea that if you highlight the best the produce has to offer, it will return the favour in delicious spoils. Not that we’re disregarding the skill of our chef - of course it helps if the master of the helm knows what they are doing – and with Dan as captain you’re in good hands. As well as their gardens we got the chance to visit their ‘smoke shed’. A humble but powerful wooden hut powered by a simple pond motor and flavoured with sawdust donated by a local carpenter. It seems their creative food team love experimenting; on our visit they were smoking multiple products including salt, cane sugar, and lavender, but their claim to fame is there home smoked salmon. Sadly we didn’t get the chance to try it this time (those salmons aren’t quite swimming in this neck of the woods this time of year), but we are told it’s nothing short of stunning. After our tour we retired to our quaint twin room, hiding above the herb gardens. The shabby chic theme continues, where luxurious bedding and beautiful fabrics meet rustic wooden tables and shabby chic furnishings. Waiting for us was a bottle of local sparkling wine – is there no end to their hospitality? After we unpacked and got ourselves settled, it was time to investigate the bathroom. A vintage

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roll-top tub lay by the window, the blinds slanted so other guests couldn’t see in, but you could still take in the scenic view whilst getting sudsy. After being encouraged to take advantage of the luxury products, I thought it best to do as I was told. So into the tub I went, fizz in hand. Well what hotel stay would be complete without the classic toweling robe? Wrapping myself up I joined my roommate in a ‘chick flick’ marathon. That’s right – if you head to reception they’ll provide you with a list of films to choose from that you can take back to your room, perfect for our girly night in! Well all good things must come to an end and so we sunk into our marshmallow pillows and let the soundtrack to a certain New York city based chick flick soothe us to sleep. Thank you to everyone that looked after us. You have won our hearts, and we hope we can come and visit again soon.

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

31ST DECEMBER NEW YEARS EVE OCEANA HOUSE PARTY

14TH & 15TH DECEMBER CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, AT POOLE LIGHTHOUSE

16TH NOVEMBER - 2ND JANUARY CHRISTMAS OUTDOOR ICE RINK, IN BOURNEMOUTH’S LOWER GARDENS

Enjoy New Year’s Eve with the resident 5 piece band ‘Alice & the Hounds’, a contemporary party band singing all the classics to get you in the party spirit. Enjoy a 4 course Gala dinner for £89.00 with a choice of 2 entertainment rooms with dancing. Alternatively a Ventana NYE delicious best of Bristih Festive buffet and house party disco dance floor fillers with champagne on arrival for £50.

Celebrate the festive season at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts with a mesmerising one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ timeless, transformative story, A Christmas Carol from 14-15 December. You’ll spend an evening in the company of the mean, tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge as he is haunted by four creepy ghosts, each one more terrifying than the last. Actor David Mynne, a founder member of Cornwall’s legendary Kneehigh Theatre will take you on a grim journey through the dark, dismal streets of Victorian London, where Ignorance and Want cower together......and hopefully a few laughs!

The rink is held within the canopies of Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens, which have been magically brought to life for the Christmas season. New for 2017 is the separate ice rink ‘Rinky Dinks’ for little ones to discover and enjoy the experience of ice skating in a safe and secure environment, away from the main ice rink. In the evening the rink will transform into a new GLIDERS ice bowling experience – the UK’s only outdoor gliding rink, think ten pin bowling meets curling! The rink will be open from 16th November 2017 until 2nd January 2018, 10:30am to 10.00pm daily (except Christmas day). Skater numbers for each session are limited, so don’t miss out book today!

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13TH - 20TH JANUARY DICK WHITTINGTON AND THIS CAT, AT THE REGENT CENTRE CHRISTCHURCH Boo, hiss and cheer as good triumphs over evil in this rags to riches panto. The hero, Dick Whittington, journeys to London to seek his fortune, accompanied by his faithful cat Tommy, where he becomes smitten with Alice Fitzwarren, the Alderman’s daughter, but is confronted with the baddest of all pantomime baddies - King Rat. Forced to run away to sea, Dick and the gang are washed up on the rat infected shores of Arabia ruled by Sultan Peppa. Will Dick, with the help of Tommy and Fairy Bow Bells, defeat King Rat and his army of vermin and return to England a rich man to become Lord Mayor of London? Be sure to book early – it’s the award-winning Charity Players’ first Dick Whittington for over a decade and promises to be pure panto gold!

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The Regent Centre Christchurch www.regentcentre.co.uk

2ND & 3RD DECEMBER SANTA’S WORKSHOP AT THE ARK, AT FARMER PALMERS Come and experience the magic and sparkle of Christmas with fabulous festive fun for all the family at the awardwinning Ark Poole Park this year. From Saturday 25th November to Sunday 24th December, The Ark will be overrun with elves as they set up elf-camp to meet, greet and entertain visitors big and small. Meet Santa’s little helpers at the Elf Workshop and enjoy an experience that’s sure to get you in the festive mood: • Dear Santa Claus … The Ark’s fun and friendly elves will be on hand to assist with letter writing to the big man himself. Prepare to learn the elf-abet! • Delectable Delights to take home – Unleash your creativity with The Ark’s gingerbread decorating activity. • Get Crafty – Christmas craft at its festive best! Make a truly unique hanging keepsake for your tree which can be enjoyed for years to come • Don’t forget Rudolph! Have fun making reindeer food to take home and sprinkle on Christmas Eve in anticipation of a visit from Santa’s furriest friends. • Meet Santa and receive a goodie bag to take home.

Gardens Ice Rink www.iceskatebournemouth.co.uk

24TH NOVEMBER - 24TH DECEMBER SANTA’S CHRISTMAS GROTTO & MAGICAL LIGHT GARDEN AT UPTON COUNTRY PARK

Santa’s Workshop must be pre-booked in advance. Tickets can be booked by calling The Ark on 01202 717197 or emailing info@thearkpoolepark.co.uk. All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Upton Country Park’s new and improved Santa’s Christmas Grotto is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. A magical winter wonderland of real wood cabins and interactive fun for the family, Santa’s Grotto will see every visitor receive a special quality gift from Father Christmas himself and a photograph to remember the special day. New for 2017, the historical Walled Garden will be transformed into a magical world of lights and laughter. You can follow the twinkling pathways to take in wonderful displays including the giant Christmas tree, an interactive igloo, penguin frozen lake and nativity scene, aswell as an Aurora Borealis inspired display. Telephone bookings can be made for weekends in December to guarantee your visit – please call 01202 261305, Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm. Real reindeer will be also be visiting Upton Country Park on 9th & 10th December to join the festivities. Children and adults alike will be able to listen to fun facts and stories about Santa’s reindeer and there will also be the chance to have a photo on the sleigh with a wonderful snowy owl. A perfect opportunity to capture those special memories for all of the family! There is no charge and you can find Santa’s reindeer near the Tea Rooms between 11am-4pm, so why not go along and say hello?

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Upton Country Park www.uptoncountrypark.com/christmas

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ADMINISTRATOR EXCITING OPPORTUNITY WITH EXCELLENT CAREER PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES Woolley & Wallis estate agents are proud to announce the re-launch of their Ringwood Office in the New Year with a brand new team.

TRAINEE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATOR/SURVEYOR BOURNEMOUTH We are seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join the busy Business Space Department at our Bournemouth Head Office. The role will involve undertaking viewings of offices and industrial premises, agreeing sales/lettings and progressing to completion stage. The individual will assist with property inspections and marketing.

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SATURDAY PERSON STEPHEN NOBLE ESTATE AGENTS Are searching for a full-time receptionist/office admin assistant to join their small friendly team in the Sandbanks office. Applicants must be proficient in Word, Excel & Publisher, have an excellent telephone manner and good communication skills. Must be able to work well as a team member yet equally be able to prioritise if required to work alone. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm, covering occasional Saturdays if required.

Saturday person required for our busy Christchurch town central office. Working with a team. Hours 9am -5pm. LETTINGS NEGOTIATOR Lettings Negotiator required for our everexpanding lettings department at Christchurch, covering Christchurch and Lymington area. Further details and CVs to; andy@denisons.com

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Ground floor garden flat situated just one mile from Christchurch Town Centre benefitting from two double bedrooms, lounge/dining room, modern kitchen and private rear garden. EPC BAND = B

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Barrack Road, Christchurch £185,000

A well-proportioned purpose built first/top floor two double bedroomed flat offered for sale with no forward chain. Other accommodation comprises hall, living/dining room, fitted kitchen and shower room. EPC = TBC

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Dorset Road, Christchurch £170,000

Clarence Place, Christchurch £225,000

Hendford Gardens, Ensbury Park £280,000

A substantial purpose built two double bedroom ground floor flat with allocated parking, close to Christchurch Hospital. Includes a roomy hall, living/dining room, large kitchen and bathroom. EPC BAND = C

Detached two bedroom bungalow situated in a small cul-de-sac offered for sale with no forward chain. Benefits include living/dining room, conservatory, kitchen, garage and low maintenance rear garden. EPC BAND = D

Sterling Road, Winton Banks £550,000

The Grove, Christchurch £550,000

A fantastic four double bedroom detached family house boasting over 1900 sq. ft. of accommodation located in the Winton Banks area of Talbot Woods. This family friendly home includes a large enclosed garden. EPC BAND = E

A substantial four bedroom detached chalet bungalow with features including parking for several cars, a detached tandem length garage and adjoining workshop with a private well-kept garden and conservatory. EPC BAND = C

4-6 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AY 01202 303044 | lovettinternational.com Proud Partners of Sandown Mercedes-Benz Poole

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All legal fees paid and a furniture pack offered

14 UNITS AVAILABLE PRICES START FROM £125,000

A fantastic opportunity to purchase a new 1 or 2 bedroom apartment directly off plan. Due for completion early spring and summer 2018, with reservations being taken now to avoid disappointment. Modern apartments with neutral décor. The kitchens will come fully integrated with appliances (Oven, Hob, Extractor, Splashback, Fridge/Freezer and Washer/Dryer) so are ready to move into. Further benefits include large open plan kitchen/living rooms, fully fitted bathroom suites with shower over bath, double bedrooms, secure underground parking (subject to separate negotiation), security entry, double glazing, legal fees paid, stamp duty paid (first time buyers) and on the Help to Buy Scheme. Holiday lets are also permitted. A superb way of getting onto the housing ladder or adding to your portfolio as a buy to let.

Penrith Road, Bournemouth Offers Over £295,000

Michelgrove Road, Boscombe Spa £289,950

**TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR SHARE OF FREEHOLD APARTMENT IN A SOUGHT AFTER CLIFFTOP LOCATION** Holiday letting permitted, master bedroom with en-suite, kitchen/diner/lounge, private balcony, allocated parking. EPC Rating = B

**SEA VIEWS, SIMPLY STUNNING TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM DUPLEX APARTMENT IN A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION** Master bedroom with en-suite w/c, impressive lounge/diner, kitchen, balcony, parking, no forward chain. EPC Rating = C

Hawkwood Road, Bournemouth £210,000

Glen Road, Bournemouth Offers Over £200,000

**SHARE OF FREEHOLD** Beautifully presented character two double bedroom split level second floor apartment with allocated parking, lounge, dining room, modern fitted kitchen, bay windows and high ceilings. EPC Rating = C

**SIMPLY STUNNING TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH A SOUTH FACING BALCONY AND ALLOCATED PARKING** The extremely well presented property offers high ceilings, fitted wardrobes to both bedrooms and bay windows. EPC Rating = C

716 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6BZ 01202 303044 | lovettinternational.com Proud Partners of Sandown Mercedes-Benz Poole

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