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NEWS The latest local news

10 RETAIL THERAPY

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 12 APPLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ASK THE EXPERT 32 MAIDMANS MOVING & STORAGE Why use a local removal firm?

32 LED DOWNLIGHTS 106 DIARY OF A LETTING AGENT New HMO rules by April 2018!

TALKING BUSINESS 41 RUMSEY HOLIDAY HOMES A short tale about the long tail

INTERIORS 72 CUSTOM MADE A genuinely bespoke service

116 THE MINIMALIST: 2018 DÉCOR TREND ALERT

PROPERTY 82 THE FIRST TIME BUYERS SURVIVAL GUIDE 4

Lesson 1. ‘Keeping calm’

LOCAL PROPERTIES 90 TOP PROPERTIES

OUTDOOR LIVING 124 REFORMED PLASTICS Recycling never looked so good

MOTORING 126 MOTORING NEWS What’s new

128 THE WHEEL SPECIALIST

HEALTH & BEAUTY 130 TURMERIC: HEALTH FAD OR HEALTH FACT? 134 HOW TO BE YOGA BODY CONFIDENT 136 FITTER THAN FIT

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NEWS

NEWS COUNTY FOODS ANNOUNCED AS BAPTAS SMALL HOTEL AWARD SPONSOR

IN IT TO WIN IT! The latest news stories in your area.

PROPERTIES IN HIGH DEMAND With an ever-expanding register of quality applicants, the Goadsby Southbourne lettings team are renting properties incredibly fast. Therefore, they are in need of more properties to avoid tenants being left disappointed and are reaching out to all landlords. Aimee Guichard, Assistant Manager Comments – “We are delighted with our continued success in Southbourne & with the market being as buoyant as it is at present all properties are being snapped up in no time at all and on one occasion before we even marketed the property. I truly believe that we offer a superb level of customer service in Southbourne and with the experience and knowledge of the team I am confident that we will be able to find the right tenant for you. Goadsby offer a range of services from our comprehensive full management to an Introduction only basis, please contact us to see which would suit you best.” If you are considering letting out your property and would like an efficient and professional service, please call the Goadsby Southbourne office on 01202 432188 or email – aimee.guichard@goadsby. com

Poole Old Town-based Quay Living is pleased to confirm the sale of West End Cottage, St James’ Close off an asking price of £850,000. The immaculate, top-spec property offered just a single bedroom in an open-plan layout, but there was potential to return it to its former 3-bed layout, and even extend. Poole Old Town has seen growing interest from discerning buyers, particularly from out-of-area, who appreciate the character and peace, yet love the easy access to Poole Quay, its restaurants and stunning harbourside walks. Said Residential Office Manager Katie Ede, “When people visit the Old Town for the first time, they can’t believe how such a charming and tranquil spot can exist, so close to the bustle of Poole Quay. Quay has sold many Old Town properties over

County Foods have been unveiled as the new sponsor for the 2018 BAPTAs Small Hotel Award and the category now includes Bed and Breakfast establishments across the whole BH post code area. the years and they invariably sell to buyers from the Greater London area, who really appreciate the quality of life”. Quay Living is now gearing up for a busy 2018, and is offering free appraisals for anyone contemplating a move. Their sales team can be contacted on 01202 683444. www.quayliving.co.uk

DIVERSE ABILITIES SAY ‘THANK YOU’ On Tuesday 19 December, staff from Diverse Abilities took to the phones with a specific goal – to call everyone who has supported the charity throughout 2017 and simply say ‘thank you’. Throughout the day - dubbed Thank You Day - staff based at the Dorset charity’s Poole HQ endeavoured to call each person who had raised money, took part in a charity event or simply donated to Diverse Abilities over the course of the previous 12 months, to personally express gratitude for their act of kindness. Ashley Weedon, fundraising manager at Diverse Abilities, said: “Whether our supporters have held a bake sale, climbed a mountain, made a donation or attended one of our events, we aimed to call each and every person to personally thank them and to let them know we couldn’t do what we do without them.”

email; and those who had given only postal addresses at the point of donating or fundraising will receive a handwritten ‘thank you’ card by traditional post. As well as thanking individuals, Diverse Abilities thanked the various businesses from across Dorset for their continued contributions. Ashley added: “It is through the kindness of individuals and partner organisations that Diverse Abilities is able to provide support and care for children and adults with disabilities, and give them the future they deserve. Therefore, we are very thankful to all local organisations that have supported us this year.” If you would like to support Diverse Abilities in 2018 why not get in touch or visit the charity’s website at www. diverseabilities.org.uk to find out how you can get involved.

Many staff from across the charity took part in the annual Thank You Day, from volunteers to administrators to the senior management team and chief executive. Anyone who wasn’t available to be contacted by telephone was thanked by

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Said Jackie Phillipson from ROUTEpr and BAPTAs, “We are delighted to welcome County Foods as our Small Hotel Award Sponsor, they are a successful family business and they have been supplying quality fresh meat products to caterers across South for over 15 years. This category is open to any hotel, guest house, B&B and accommodation that provides a memorable stay through their outstanding services in the BH post code area, they must have less than 35 bedrooms and offer a breakfast service to guests, although not necessarily for dinner. These businesses must have been trading under the same ownership for a minimum of 12 months, and must be within the BH postcode area.” Based in Poole, County Foods are uniquely placed to meet the demands of any hotel, restaurant, hospital, nursing home or catering establishment with a specialising in products sourced from local suppliers in the south of England. Says Doron Krips, Managing Director of County Foods, “We are excited to become a part of the BAPTAs this year, as they evolve to include Poole and the BH postcode area. We are representing The Small Hotel Award because we understand the value of providing an excellent service in the hospitality and tourism industry, and there are a number of special small boutique hotels and B&Bs in the area that deserve recognition for their contribution to the destination.” To enter the Small Hotel Award go to: bapta.co.uk/categories/the-smallhotel-award


NEWS

GETTING IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

INDEPENDENT NATURAL JUICE THERAPIST OPENS ITS DOORS IN DORSET

Goadsby are once again delighted to sponsor the Allendale Centre’s Christmas display & events this year by making a donation of £200.00 to the Wimborne & District Community Association charity, the donation will go towards the Christmas display and various festive events being held at the centre.

If you’ve been thinking of an innovative way to shed the excess weight gained over the festive season, then look no further. JU-ICE-IT is a Dorsetbased business set up by Juliet Mellor, a natural juice therapist trained by none other than the legendary Jason Vale.

Last year, Juliet turned her passion for juicing into a business and now supplies fresh, raw and unpasteurised juices across Dorset. Unlike juice bars or national companies, Juliet prides herself on understanding why her customers want to juice and tailors her recipes to treat ailments and specific conditions.

With hand delivered fresh, cold-pressed and personalised juices, you could not only be looking leaner within a few weeks, but also feeling healthier and more energised too.

She also holds regular education workshops for people who want to learn about the benefits of juicing and how to do it themselves.

The Wimborne & District Community Association is led by a board of local volunteer trustees and it provides space, facilities, support and opportunities for people of all ages, interests, abilities and cultures. It is an important hub of the local community which Goadsby are thrilled to support. Lettings Manager, Adam Ford comments “As a company, we are always keen to get involved with our local community and to help out where we can. We have been really involved in our sponsorship of the Allendale Centre this year particularly throughout the summer when the centre held a wide range of different events for local children during the holidays. “We will be looking to continue our support of the Allendale Centre and will also be looking for additional local sponsorship opportunities throughout next year”. www.goadsby.com

Why? Because while a juice cleanse may have been the celebrity buzz phrase of 2017, helping them to keep in optimum shape, there are also several hidden health benefits – and Juliet has experienced these benefits first-hand. Having battled with palindromic rheumatism since 2010, which meant she had to swap running for cycling, Juliet decided to attend a retreat to prepare her for L’Etape du Tour - a full mountain stage of the Tour de France. She was so amazed at the results and at the realisation that what she had considered to be a healthy diet was actually making her inflammation worse, that she committed to making juicing part of her lifestyle.

YOGA LOUNGE BOURNEMOUTH WELCOMES BACK EXPERT MICHELE PERNETTA Michele Pernetta returned to host her signature Fierce Grace ‘Secrets of Yoga Alignment’ workshop on Saturday 9th December at the Yoga Lounge Bournemouth, the hottest and only Fierce Grace approved yoga studio in the South.

This is by far the best way to ensure your body gets all of the nutrients it needs so why not kick-start Dryanuary by swapping boozing for juicing?

The event saw experienced and new yogis’ come together to experience the unique yoga technique from one of the UK’s most highly regarded teachers and the Founder of Fierce Grace Hot Power yoga herself.

For details of how you can register for one of Juliet’s local workshops or place your juice order, go to www.ju-ice-it.co.uk or call Juliet today on 0330 311 2985.

CLINIC VISJEUNE HOSTS A LUNCH FOR JULIA’S HOUSE Clinic Visjeune are known for their positive approach to aesthetics, especially their dedication to make men and women feel body confident, and it seems the team are up to more good again. Lisa (Owner, Clinic Visjeune) and her team are hosting a charity event at their clinic, for the mums of children receiving care from Julia’s House; “We can’t even begin to imagine how the mums (and of course the children) are feeling, and this is just our small way of giving these amazing women a chance to have a small bit of me time”.

The event in January, and the team at Clinic Visjuene will be offering a pamper session to these wonderful mums with a buffet lunch included. If you know someone who fits the criteria, and deserves a special pampering, then please contact the clinic via email on info@visjeune.com

The Fierce Grace class includes a blend of Hatha, Power and Ashtanga Yoga, as well as the latest cutting-edge fitness techniques. The system was created by Michele Pernetta who brought Bikram Yoga to the UK over 20 years ago. The workshop demonstrated how your spine, pelvis and core are the keys to mastering your yoga practise, how to align yourself safely, and how to undo incorrect postural habits to safeguard your joints and ultimately get the best out of your yoga practice. For more information about Yoga Lounge Bournemouth visit www. yoga-lounge.co.uk or call 01202 390090.

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NEWS GOADSBY COMMIT TO BOURNEMOUTH RUGBY CLUB’S COMMUNITY APPRENTICE PROGRAMME The latest news stories in your area.

SANTA CLAUS COMES TO TOWN FOR DIVERSE ABILITIES Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, hosted a spectacular Winter Wonderland evening with glistening snow and a light display this festive season for the charity’s staff and supporters. On 22 December, one of the supported living properties, run by Diverse Abilities, invited supporters and colleagues to come along and enjoy warm mince pies, roasted chestnuts and a hot drink. They relished in the sound of classic Christmas songs with melodious choir ‘Bitter Sweet Harmony’, a local group of singers. Everyone from carers to fundraisers attended the warm gathering and received a surprise from the main man himself – Santa Claus – and met him in a special grotto. Julie Bateman, team leader at Diverse Abilities, said: “This was a great time for the adults supported by the charity to enjoy the magic of Christmas. Diverse Abilities’ staff and supporters brought along their families to kick off the most wonderful time of the year.” For further information about why not get in touch with the charity on 01202 718266 or visit www. diverseabilities.org.uk

Paul Stewart, Managing Director of Goadsby & Harding (Commercial) Limited is delighted to announce our commitment to Bournemouth Rugby Club’s Community Apprentice Programme for the current season. “At Goadsby, we have a life-long supporter within our ranks, our CEO’s son played for Bournemouth from Junior level through to Colts, with representative honours, so we have a long association with the club.

Rugby and their influence will only continue to grow. Hopefully, they will unearth a Bournemouth First team star of the future”. Some of the RIPPA and Goadsby team recently met to discuss the project and continuing relationship initiatives on a bright winter’s morning at Bournemouth Rugby Club, Chapel Gate, Christchurch.

DORSET COUPLE ALL SET TO OPEN IDYLLIC RURAL ESCAPE IN JANUARY 2018

Jez Barfoot, a MasterChef Semi-finalist, and Niki Barfoot, the front of house face of the business, successfully launched their very own restaurant back in 2012 and subsequent catering business Tickled Pig Events with an ethos of home grown and home reared food, locally sourced and seasonal. From the outset they set up their own kitchen garden and acquired a small herd of Oxford Sandy and Black rare breed pigs. Within a few months they were featured in the Michelin Guide and received great reviews from the likes of food critic Tom Parker Bowles, while the restaurant saw David Cameron and Mary Berry popping in for a visit when they were in the area.

Jez and Niki Barfoot have since created their own brand of unique luxury accommodation where their guests will experience an escape from modern life and a nostalgic trip to a time when things were simple. Owned by the Drax Estate, Abbots Court is a seven bedroom, luxury Bed and Breakfast with dining for guests, glamping (bell tents and shepherds huts), an original walled kitchen garden, livestock (initially pigs and chickens) and five acres of picturesque grounds. Abbots Court Rural Escape is an exclusive boutique venue offering luxury accommodation with dining and beautiful grounds suitable for midweek escapes, weekend retreats, intimate weddings and private events nestled in the peaceful backdrop of the Dorset countryside. The project is due for completion in January 2018 and you can follow the their progress at www.abbots-court.co.uk and www.facebook.com/abbotscourt/

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Saffery Champness Accountants has gained the prestigious Bovington based Dorset attraction, The Tank Museum as a new client. Saffery Audit Senior Manager Nigel Ballard advised, “We are delighted to have acquired The Tank Museum as a new client. They are such a unique and well renowned Dorset tourist attraction and we’re proud to be working with them. They have an amazing reputation in Dorset, with both locals and tourists, and are extremely highly regarded as a visitor attraction.”

Therefore, when the opportunity arose to sponsor the work in the community, that Stuart Gallacher and his RIPPA Rugby team perform within Schools, it was one we could not miss. The team spread the word of the Club’s core values i.e. Authentic, Spirit, Community, Integrity, and, Vision. The Club now employs 3 apprentices in Partnership with RIPPA

In January 2018, Jez and Niki Barfoot, the husband and wife team who founded the award-winning and popular Tickled Pig Restaurant in Wimborne are all set to open Abbots Court, an idyllic rural escape in the form of a large Victorian farmhouse with 5 acres of rambling grounds, ideally located between Bournemouth and Dorchester on the outskirts of Winterbourne Kingston.

SAFFERY CHAMPNESS ACCOUNTANTS WINS PRESTIGIOUS DORSET TOURISM MUSEUM ATTRACTION APPOINTMENT

Nigel continued, “Saffery enjoys a wealth of experience in the not-forprofit sector and is looking forward to supporting them, in particular, in the compliance, audit and taxation side of their business - we will help them to achieve their ambitious objectives and aims.” The Tank Museum’s proud boast is that of ‘bringing history to life’ with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. Financial Director Richard Smith commented, “We are delighted to be working with Saffery Champness as our new audit partners. Their experience, breadth of service and local presence will be an aid to both our staff and trustees in taking The Tank Museum forward in our work, telling the stories of tanks and the people who served with them”. Visit www.saffery.com or see Twitter: @Safferys.


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the best triple glazed solution provides just a little more insulation, the difference in cost for minimal gain is just not worth it. Our Bi-Eco Windows are made with toughened glass produced by one of the best, state-of-the-art factories in Europe and with superior frames they are certified ‘Secured by Design’ offering equivalent security all round.

Thick, coated glass reflects the warmth back into the room, superior multichambered frames, 90% Argon filled glass cavity providing superb noise reduction and expert installation for a snug, insulated fit that results in an A+ 12 Rated Double Glazed Window.

We could lament over solar gain, where heat from the sun transfers into your home more efficiently with double glazing and raise concerns over rooms being darker with triple glazing but these are marginal factors, the key advantage double glazing has over triple glazing is cost.

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OFF PLAN LUXURY SEMI-DETACHED VILLAS, CABOPINO, MARBELLA EAST, COSTA DEL SOL

OFF PLAN MODERN VILLAS, LA ALQUERIA, BENAHAVIS, COSTA DEL SOL €805,000 REF: WW894

€945,000 REF: WW881

Bed 4, Bath 4, Built 442 m2, Plot 588 m2

Bed 4, Bath 5, Built 303 m2, Terrace 221 m2 These villas have the accommodation spread over 3 levels plus a roof top solarium. With a wide array of features for luxury living

FABULOUS OFF PLAN APARTMENTS ON THE NEW GOLDEN MILE, LA RESINA GOLF, COSTA DEL SOL FROM

CONTEMPORARY OFF PLAN VILLAS, LA RESINA, ESTEPONA, , COSTA DEL SOL FROM €484,000 REF WW868

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD €199,000 REF: WW895 Bed 4, Bath 3, Built 183 m2, Plot 515 m2 Bed 2, Bath 2, Built 100 m2

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Located in a quiet and peaceful residential area these villas have been designed to optimise space to the full.

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Bed 3, Bath 2, Built 159 m2

Bed 2, Bath 2, Built 87m2

FROM €268,000 REF: WW897

FROM €302,000 REF: WW829

These stunning off plan modern villas are

These 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses have These fabulous 2,3 and 4 bedroom An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a spacious stunning Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is situated frontline Golf. These villaslocation. been designed to let as much sunlight in as apartments have been carefully designed With a total of 215 different apartments to

will be built over 3 levels and only the finest possible making them extremely bright withIt a was with large windows to ensure they area choose from, these exclusive southand facingis a wide, broadly Palladian in style single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. extended in 1978 tothat include apartments due to the elevated position

materials will be used.

large open plan living area.

light and bright.

Glass Doors | Electric Blinds

Glazing | Parking Space | Storage Room

garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets boast views over the Mediterranean coastline. Spectacular Views | Jacuzzi | Inside Golf Resort | Gated Complex | Close to beach | Solarium | Large Terraces | Golf and Sea View | Double Energy Consumption Glass Doors | Closethe to Golf | Communal surrounding roof which Pool has| good Lower storage space. Gym | Spa | Parking Space

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

Winkworth are delighted with the success of their office in Marbella working in association with Winkworth Westbourne and offering a truly personal and professional property finding service.

acres of land

MARBELLA 941 BATTERSEA| 0034 7228880 9265 | 020 952 info@winkworth.es battersea@winkworth.co.uk

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A selection of properties let by Winkworth Westbourne in 2017

BRANKSOME

WESTBOURNE £850 PCM

£875 PCM

BRANKSOME PARK

WEST CLIFF

LOWER PARKSTONE

ALUM CHINE

BOURNEMOUTH

WEST CLIFF

BOURNEMOUTH

ASHLEY CROSS

£825 PCM

£1,100 PCM

£1,200 PCM

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HONEYCOMBE BEACH £1,200 PCM

£1,250 PCM

£900 PCM

£1,050 PCM

£1,500 PCM

£2,250 PCM

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BOSCOMBE £950 PCM

SOUTHBOURNE £395 PCM INC BILLS

A contemporary two bedroom apartment available now on a A large two double bedroom apartment available from 30th A bright studio apartment with shared facilities available furnished basis. January unfurnished. immediately unfurnished.

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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

A modern two bedroom apartment now let more required.

SOUTHBOURNE £1,200 PCM

A large three bedroom apartment, now let more required.

sOuthbOurne - Lettings | 01202 434395

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BOSCOMBE SPA £675 PCM

A superb one bedroom apartment, now let more required.

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BRANKSOME PARK £849,950

TALBOT WOODS OIEO £375,000

This incredibly spacious and beautifully presented penthouse apartment is situated in a prestigious quiet tree-lined road in Branksome Park. Offering over 2000 square feet of accommodation, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Immaculately presented two bedroom ground floor apartment set within a contemporary development. The apartment benefits from bright modern accommodation throughout with a large private patio overlooking the rear gardens.

Three large double bedrooms | Two bathrooms & separate cloakroom | Spacious kitchen dining room | Large south facing balcony | Utility room | 2281 Square feet | Double Garage

Ground floor | Two double bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Large lounge diner | Contemporary kitchen | Private patio

ALUM CHINE £435,000

BRANKSOME PARK £239,950

BOURNEMOUTH £450,000

BRANKSOME PARK £299,950

A stunning penthouse apartment located in the sought after area of Alum Chine just a short walk away from local beaches.

Winkworth are pleased to offer for sale this exceptionally well presented two bedroom fourth floor apartment.

This contemporary detached chalet bungalow has been completely refurbished both internally and externally to an extremely high standard.

A beautiful character converted apartment in the heart of Branksome Park set over two floors with three double bedrooms.

Four Bedrooms | Two Allocated Parking Spaces | Direct Lift Access | Bright & Airy | Balcony

Two bedrooms | Two bathrooms | South facing balcony | Garage | Large Living Room | Tree Top Views

Beautiful Chalet Bungalow | Completely Refurbished | Stunning View | Bright & Airy | Good Size Kitchen

Superb Location | Three Bedrooms | Two Reception Rooms | Split level | Allocated Parking

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

BOURNEMOUTH £284,950

BRANKSOME PARK £239,950

ALUM CHINE OIEO £230,000

WESTBOURNE £234,950

First floor modern purpose built apartment A very spacious two double bedroom ground well presented two bedroom This top (2nd) floor purpose-built apartment Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complexA |modern diningand room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over issix distanceoffrom the superb range of local shops. acres land

situated in a desirable area being just a short

floor apartment requiring full refurbishment but occupying an enviable position.

apartment situated in the heart of Alum Chine which boasts award winning beaches.

situated in the sought-after golden grid just a short walk from Westbourne

Three bedrooms | Luxury bathroom & en-suite | Large open plan lounge diner

Two Bedrooms | Ground Floor | Requires Refurbishment | South Facing | Garage | EPC Rating D

Ground floor | Two double bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Lounge diner

Two double bedrooms | South facing balcony | Garage | Bright lounge | Level walk to Westbourne

WESTBOURNE | 01202 BATTERSEA | 020 7228767633 9265 westbourne@winkworth.co.uk battersea@winkworth.co.uk

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CLIFTON ROAD £975,000

COMPTON AVENUE £740,000

An immaculately presented detached four double bedroom family home set on a south facing plot and situated in a popular quiet residential cul-de-sac in Lower Parkstone. The property has been re-designed throughout by the current owners.

A deceptively spacious character family home. The property offers traditional family living accommodation comprising four reception rooms to include a large living room with feature bay window, separate dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and a study.

4 Bedrooms | 4 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Garage | Off Street Parking | Outbuilding

4 Bedrooms | 4 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Off Street Parking | Garage

AUSTIN AVENUE £725,000

ALTON ROAD 725,000

A spacious detached family home boasting five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms including a large kitchen/family room. The neutral and modern décor continues throughout the property.

Perfectly located on a large plot, this four bedroom two bathroom detached family home incorporates a one bedroom annex, featuring a new luxury open plan kitchen/ dining/day room and is situated in a popular road in the heart of Lower Parkstone.

5 Bedrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Double garage | Off Street Parking

4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Annex | Garage | Off Street Parking

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. QUEENS ROAD £325,000

HERM ROAD £249,950

acres of land

Powell School catchment. Modern open plan kitchen/living/ dining room, opening into the conservatory with access onto the secluded south facing rear garden.

accommodation. The property comprises an impressive open plan kitchen/living room with a feature log burner leading onto a south facing private balcony.

3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Off Street Parking | South Facing garden

2 Bedrooms | Large garden | Off Street Parking

Four | four bedroom bathrooms | garden | hall | drawing room and | studio complexA| two dining room | wine cellar | integrated small lake offering arboretum | over six A wellbedrooms presented three family home,room situated within the Courthill Baden double bedroom modern home, well garaging presented |throughout spacious

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

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“THE AVON” FROM £391,000

“THE CHRISTCHURCH” FROM £425,000

A superb new-build, three-bedroom family home, offering a spacious lounge/diner and well designed fully fitted kitchen. Ready for occupation January 2018.

A fantastic new build three bedroom family home, offering spacious accommodation throughout, including a well-designed kitchen/dining room and separate lounge. Ready for occupation January 2018.

Three bedrooms | Large open plan Lounge/diner | Utility room | Kitchen | Luxury bathroom | Integrated garage | Separate toilet | Garden | 10year NHBC Warranty

Three bedrooms | Large open plan kitchen/diner | Utility room | Spacious living room | Luxury bathroom | Separate toilet| Integral garage | Garden | 10 NHBC Warranty

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 whichFROM has good storage space. “THE HOBURNE” £503,950

“THE SOLENT” FROM £525,000

A fantastic new build family home, offering spacious and well designed living The largest house available on the sought after Hoburne Farm development, this Four bedrooms Finished | four bathrooms | garden room | drawing complexspacious | diningdetached room | wine cellar | integrated garaging lake arboretum | over accommodation. to an excellent standard and| hall situated on the room popular| studio Hoburne family home boasts circa 1,350 sq |ftsmall of generous living space, andsix Farm Estate, within the Highcliffe Schools catchments. Ready for occupation January 2018. features a stylish modern interior throughout. Ready for occupation January 2018. acres of land Four bedrooms | Large open plan kitchen/diner | Separate lounge | Luxury bathroom | En-suite | Cloakroom | Double garage | Garden | 10 Year NHBC Warranty

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

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Four bedrooms | Open plan kitchen / diner | Utility room | Large lounge | Luxury bathroom | En-suite | Cloakroom | Detached double garage | Garden | 10 year NHBC

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Canford Cliffs

Offers Over £750,000

Spacious detached bungalow New Instruction

Offering scope to remodel and update within level access to Canford Cliffs Village ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Dual aspect lounge/diner Conservatory, utility room Kitchen/breakfast room 3 double bedrooms

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2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) Double garage Front and rear gardens Energy rating D

Sandbanks

£850,000

Stunning views over Poole Harbour

Spacious ground floor apartment within level access to beach. ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Luxury fitted kitchen/diner Large dual aspect lounge Two double bedrooms Two en-suites

BERKELEYS CANFORD CLIFFS 1-3 HAVEN ROAD • CANFORD CLIFFS POOLE • DORSET • BH13 7LE 01202 708383

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Two sun terraces with stunning views Gated underground parking, lift Energy rating C

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Lilliput

£325,000

Stylish and modern fourth floor apartment

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OIEO £350,000

Exclusive, modern development

Well proportioned first floor apartment close to Parkstone Golf Course. Southerly aspect balcony Garage, lift, communal grounds Energy rating D

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Large lounge/diner Modern fitted kitchen Two double bedrooms both en-suite

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Balcony Lift Secure underground parking Energy rating B

Canford Cliffs £260,000

Branksome Park £275,000

Branksome Park £350,000

Gated retirement development

Immaculate 3rd floor apartment

Beautifully presented ground floor apartment

New Instruction

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Lounge/diner, fitted kitchen 2 double bedrooms En-suite & shower room Lift, underground parking Communal lounge & house manager Energy rating C

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Situated close to Westbourne and the beach at Branksome Chine. ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Dual aspect lounge/diner Balcony 2 double bedrooms Modern bathroom Lift, garage Energy rating E

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Triple aspect lounge/diner Fitted kitchen Two double bedrooms 2 Bathrooms (1 en-suite) Allocated parking for 2 cars Energy rating C

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L E T T I N G S Canford Cliffs

£3,200 pcm

Sandbanks

£2,750 pcm

Situated in the heart of Canford Cliffs

Exceptional duplex apartment

Substantial family property set within beautifully landscaped grounds.

Spacious accommodation presented in good order throughout.

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Talbot Woods £2,500 pcm

Branksome Park £1,100 pcm

Canford Cliffs £995 pcm

Located in Bournemouth’s premier residential location.

Situated in the heart of Branksome Park.

Level access to Canford Cliffs Village.

Spacious, detached, family home

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Extensively modernised and remodelled, available now 4 Bedrooms (2 en-suite) Secluded large rear garden Garage & off road parking Energy rating D

Fees apply. See website for details.

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Spacious three bedroom apartment

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LED DOWNLIGHTS I thought that it would be worth writing a piece just entirely dedicated to downlights as they are probably the most commonly used light fittings in modern homes. I will start with replacement lamps using your existing fittings. The old Halogen lamps mainly came in two forms the low voltage 12Vac MR16 type (two sharp pointed pins on the base) and the high voltage 240Vac GU10 (two mushroom shaped pins, push and twist). The MR16 was the brighter of the two lamps at around 800 lumens at 50 Watts with the GU10 around 500 lumens at 50W. in the new LED versions of these lamps the MR16 is no brighter than the GU10 and it is for this reason that we would recommend that where possible convert to GU10. The reasoning for this is that it doesn’t need a separate transformer so one less component to fail especially if reusing the existing old ac transformers that are probably nearing the end of their life. These old transformers may not like the low wattage LED, this may also cause problems when dimming. It is quite a simple job to

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WHY USE A LOCAL REMOVAL FIRM? Steve Webber, Director of Maidmans Moving & Storage Steve has many years of experience within the moving and storage industry. Mr M, of Bournemouth asked, “Why should I use a local removal company?” Steve replied: “It is always advisable to use a local British Association of Removers approved removals company, because they conform to a high standard of service and follow the BAR’s Code of Practice. You can be assured that all staff will be properly trained with sound knowledge of the local area and conditions, with all vehicles well maintained and licensed. Buying, selling and moving home can be one of the biggest and most stressful events in your life. You may consider moving yourself but never underestimate just how big a job this could be. The safe relocation of furniture, clothes, electrical and personal items etc. is a time consuming and difficult job, especially if it is something you are not used to doing”.

convert, although this should be done by a qualified electrician, this will involve removing the transformer and replacing the lampholder. When buying the new LED lamps go for the best that you can afford with a reputable name and a good warranty period, at least two years. Check the lumen output, a minimum of 400 is a good benchmark. Check the lighting colour, this may be stated in degrees Kelvin with 6000K a cool white and 3000K a warm white. If using dimmer switches check that the lamp is dimmable, the cheaper ones are sometimes not, you may need to convert the dimmer module to a low wattage Led compatible one, we can help you with this. The alternative is to buy a complete LED downlight module these are generally a brighter option and have good dimming curves without flicker. The good ones use a COB (Chip On Board) LED these offer a single light source without multiple individual LEDs and are virtually indistinguishable from the halogen lamps. They will be fire rated and often IP rated as well (necessary for bathrooms) as they will be a complete fitting this is your chance to select the bezel colour of your choice and adjustable in direction if required, this is often termed as gimballed. A more expensive option than a replacement lamp but generally better performance and lifetimes. Note here if going this route check the hole size in your ceiling against the cutout required for the new fitting. If in any doubt pop in to see us and we can go through all the options and show you samples of each to help you make your choice.

Steve added: “Maidmans have experienced unforeseen delays, such as a house sale not completing as anticipated, or keys not being exchanged on time. Should you face a delay overnight or over the weekend, we have local secure storage facilities or we can keep your possessions on our vehicle overnight, at our secure premises under CCTV surveillance. Our insurance cover for your goods runs from the start to the finish of the removal.

MR16

Maidmans receive 80% of our new business by referrals. At Maidmans, we think there are plenty of good reasons why it’s worth going local!”

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TALBOT WOODS | OIEO £950,000 A substantial six bedroom detached character house situated within the sought after Talbot Woods. The property is positioned on a generously sized, private plot and benefits from two reception rooms, separate study and open plan kitchen/ family room. Ample off road parking.

TALBOT WOODS | PRICE ON APPLICATION

QUEENS PARK | OIRO £725,000

A well presented detached bungalow situated within the sought after location of Talbot Woods. Offering three bedrooms, en-suite and bathroom, living and dining rooms, kitchen, conservatory and a large, secluded garden.

A substantial four bedroom detached character house situated in a premier location within the sought after Queens Park. The property offers generous living accommodation and benefits from an en-suite bathroom, open plan kitchen/ family room and double garage with office/ games room above.

MEYRICK PARK | OIEO £240,000

BOURNEMOUTH | OIEO £300,000

BOURNEMOUTH | OIEO £180,000

Stunning refurbished apartment situated within a sought after location just a short distance from Bournemouth Town Centre. Offering two double bedrooms, luxuriously re-fitted bathroom and en-suite, high spec kitchen, utility, impressive living room, garage and parking, new lease and no chain.

A spacious three double bedroom semi-detached house ideally located within easy reach of local shops, bars and restaurants. Benefitting from three reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen, off road parking and generously sized rear garden.

A beautifully presented fifth floor apartment within this sought after town centre development boasting one double bedroom, modern bathroom, and fantastic open plan living/ dining/kitchen with integrated appliances, balcony and secure underground parking. Ideal first time buy/buy to let investment.

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


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RINGWOOD | G.P. ÂŁ650,000

RINGWOOD OIEO | ÂŁ630,000

A bespoke four bedroom NEW BUILD chalet style bungalow. Built to a high specification by renowned local builder. Situated in a sought after location En-suite to ground floor master bedroom, utility, generous off road parking, garage, well enclosed rear garden.

A superb detached bungalow situated in a highly regarded location close to the Castleman Trailway. Three/ four bedrooms with the most fabulous hand crafted kitchen. Generous en-suite and very pretty gardens together with a double garage.

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


BAITER PARK | £600,000 An absolutely stunning harbourside townhouse which has been enormously improved by the present owners and affords spectacular 180 degree views from Sandbanks to Poole Quay. It has been virtually rebuilt having had the roof lifted, a 2-storey extension and new interior in 2012. All furniture included

BRANKSOME | £340,000, SOLE AGENT

LILLIPUT | £365,000

A truly superb 3 double bedroom Victorian semi-detached home which has been tastefully improved over the last seven years by the present owners to offer a fusion of character features with contemporary fittings. Immaculate throughout with lovely garden, summer house, many extras and 2 car parking.

A stunning two bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartment set in the most prestigious and tranquil of locations, immediately adjacent to the fabulous Parkstone Golf Course. Part of the chic Augusta development, Belfry is one of four individual low-rise blocks just a short walk from the beach. Vacant.

PARKSTONE | £300,000

OLD TOWN POOLE | £190,000

BRANKSOME PARK | £275,000, SOLE AGENT

These attractive properties are part of a small development of just three newly refurbished, Colonial designed homes boasting contemporary open plan kitchen/living area, stylish bathroom, private decked area & off-road parking.

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 superb, set in the town centre of Poole within a few hundred yards of the shops and Poole Quay. Vacant. Keys

A superbly presented two double-bedroom apartment situated in the highly desirable Branksome Park with passenger lift, large sunny balcony, garage, security e/phone system, stylish fitted kitchen, contemporary bathroom, share of freehold, electric radiator heating, double glazing. Must be seen!

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


GOLF LINKS ROAD, FERNDOWN | 700,000 A superbly positioned and stylish four double bedroom, two bathroom detached chalet bungalow, with a 70ft private rear garden, generous off-road parking and a large detached double garage. Enjoying one of Ferndown’s most prestigious locations.

STAPEHILL, WIMBORNE | £600,000

WEST PARLEY | £525,000

A deceptively proportioned and extremely well-presented five double bedroom, three bathroom detached chalet style family home, situated on a plot which is approaching 1/3 of an acre with a small paddock, stables and a detached double garage. Enjoying a delightful semi-rural location with pleasant views over the surrounding countryside.

A deceptively spacious and substantially enlarged three/four bedroom three bathroom, one/ two reception room detached chalet bungalow, occupying a large corner plot with enclosed front and rear gardens.

WEST PARLEY | £500,000

FERNDOWN | £465,000

FERNDOWN | £440,000

A fully re-furbished and superbly modernised three double bedroom, two bathroom, two reception room detached bungalow with a double glazed conservatory, larger than average detached garage with adjoining workshop and ample off-road parking. Situated on a large and private corner plot measuring in excess of 1/3 of an acre.

A beautifully modernised and generous sized four double bedroom, two bathroom detached family home, occupying a good size corner plot, with a landscaped and south facing rear garden, driveway and a single garage.

An immaculately presented four bedroom, two reception room, two bathroom detached family home, sitting proudly at the head of a private cul-de-sac positioned on the former plot of the original Amberwood House, in a sought after location close to local amenities.

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


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A SHORT TALE ABOUT THE LONG TAIL How the holiday home industry has changed from hundreds of markets of thousands to thousands of markets of hundreds This is a subject I’ve visited many times and to anyone in marketing it’s like saying the sky is blue but it’s still a conversation I end up having in detail with virtually every potential new owner that I meet. Like dog years, internet years are longer than human years but if anything the principle is more relevant today than it was ten years ago. ‘The Long Tail’ is a phrase coined by American journalist Chris Anderson in an article later expanded into an influential business book. Anyone involved in Selling or marketing will have come across the 80/20 rule or Pareto principle which says that 80% of your sales will come from the top 20% of your customers or items that you sell and if you plot this on a graph you end up with a curve falling rapidly and disappearing into the far right - the long tail. In the past this was used as evidence that you should concentrate all your effort on the top 20% and pretty much forget the rest. The internet turned this notion upside down and for everything from books to holidays it’s possible to connect demand and supply for obscure or specific things - so called niche marketing. For those of us in the self catering holiday market this has had a revolutionary effect, mostly for the better. In the last year visits to our site were up by about 20% but visits to the home page were down by a similar amount. This is due to people searching for an ever greater variety of things and so landing on a specific page rather than

navigating from the front of the site. Planning a family get together with sun bathing for the mums & kids and the men love table football? Search for cottage by a beach with table football and Google will do a pretty good job of serving you a list of exactly that with the links going right to the relevant property, not to the front page of the agent. The next thing to realise is that although by definition there are very few of each long tail search term, they are far more valuable on an individual basis than a common more general search term- someone searching for ‘cottage near a beach’ is nowhere near making a decision, the party that want the table football have decided what they want and are very close to getting out the credit card. In the last 12 months we have had visits to the site from more than 17,000 search phrases and two thirds of those were used only once. We can’t possibly create content specifically for most of these but they give us a great insight into what our customers really want and throw up the occasional surprise that would never have occurred to us. For owners the great news is that you can consider marketing individual things about your cottage or adding something attractive and unusual. You can’t change the location of your cottage, add a sea view or parking but here’s some of the top things you can do to attract long tail searches;

1. Accept dogs - a different sort of tail and more mainstream than niche but still the easiest way to increase your bookings 2. Unlimited superfast broadband - probably the most cost effective thing you can do. If you have no WiFi at all then why not consider trying no hot water either to save more money?! 3. Netflix to go with your broadband if you have a smart TV. Small effect but you can share the account with your home so almost free 4. Hot Tub- at the other end of the scale, expensive to install and maintain but give a massive boost to bookings. 5. Games room/second sitting room/cinema roomif you have space in a small room or can convert a summerhouse a TV, games console, darts, table football etc can give a great boost. Often a sleeps 8 will do better as a sleeps 6 with a games room. 6. Big barbecue- a pain to keep clean but one of those multi burner Outback barbecues with all the toys can swing the vote when your customers are deciding between the last few choices on their list. 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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Simon Tolson owns Rumsey Holiday Homes in Sandbanks and a portfolio of holiday cottage agencies in Cornwall.

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SERVICED LET Newly refurbished historic property in the heart of old Poole available fully furnished for short term rentals from 3 days to 3 months.

MARY TUDOR COTTAGE, OLD TOWN POOLE

FROM £642 FOR A WINTER WEEKEND TO £2,000 FOR A SUMMER WEEK This beautiful three storey, Grade 2 listed home dates back to the early sixteenth century. The house was built as a merchant’s and once owned by the Mayor of Poole, it even has a secret staircase. Mary Tudor has now been lovingly updated by the current owners and with some new, modern touches the house is a delightful mix of elegance, history, original period features and comfort. The house is situated in the heart of Old Town Poole which is steeped in history. Just a short walk to The Quay with its lively atmosphere, large selection of shops, restaurants and places to eat and things to do including crabbing or harbour cruise tours to explore the harbour and the Jurassic coastline. Mary Tudor Cottage has four bedrooms that accommodate up to seven, a private, walled garden with dining and seating areas and garage parking for two cars making this an ideal executive rental. NB There is a Coach House to the rear of the property which can provide additional accommodation for a further 4 guests. Please check availability separately. ENTRANCE: From the quaint, cobbled street the grand front door leads to a hallway with a barrel vault ceiling. The lounge is large and spacious with high ceilings, feature timber framed and stone walls and a large stone fireplace with a wood burner. Along the hall way is the dining room which has a large solid wood table and seating for seven. There is a door from the dining room which opens onto the secret staircase leading to the first and second floor. The kitchen is newly appointed in Seafoam blue units with Corian worktops and is well equipped with a Neff induction hob, oven and combination microwave, fridge

freezer and separate wine fridge and a dishwasher. The patio door leads onto a patio with seating and table and then onto the garden. There is also a cloakroom on the ground floor. FIRST FLOOR: The Regency staircase leads to the first floor. There are two bedrooms, the master bedroom is at the front of the house and has large sash windows which over looks the historic street. There is a king size four poster, solid oak bed and an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower over. The second room which overlooks the garden to the rear of the house has a double bed and an ensuite shower room with a rain shower and feature brick and timber wall. There is a door from the bedroom which opens onto the secret staircase which leads to the second and ground floor. SECOND FLOOR: At the top of the house there are two further bedrooms. There is a large, bright twin bedded room to the front of the house. The room has a spacious ensuite with a large shower cubicle with rain shower and feature timber and brick walls. The second room is a quaint single room set in the eaves with a lovely low window that over looks the garden. OUTSIDE: To the rear of the house is a sunny, private walled garden with a dining table and seating for seven making it ideal for summer evenings and barbeques. The garden has raised beds with ornamental planting, a fire pit and a second seating area for the morning sunshine with a view over to the nearby church. At the end of the garden is The Coach House which has garage parking on the ground level. There are two car parking spaces available and a utility room with Miele washing machine and separate dryer (Shared with The Coach House)

Character Property | 4 Bedrooms - 3 Ensuite | Additional Sleeping Available (Up To 4 In The Coach House) Friday Changeover | Linen And Towels Included | Garage Parking For 2 Cars | Short Breaks Available | Wi-Fi

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


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£1,950,000 Queens Park | 01202 555550

A fabulous mature and private plot, extensive parking and an attached double garage, are just a few features of this impeccably presented architect designed home. The owners always wanted to live in The Avenue, in particular this end of the road for its proximity to the sea, so when this very rare 0.5 acre plot came to the market they jumped at the opportunity, knowing this was their chance to construct and design the home of their dreams. Wonderful Private Plot of 0.5 Acres | Gorgeous Vaulted & Galleried Reception Hall | Incredibly Spacious & Versatile Accommodation Approaching 4000 sq ft | Impeccably Presented Throughout | Lovely Master Suite & Dressing Room | Four Bedrooms | Three Bathrooms & Four/Five Reception Rooms | Attached Double Garage

Alum Chine | 01202 555550

Extensive off-road parking, an integral garage and fantastic location, are just a few features of this impeccably presented detached family home. Located within the highly regarded Queen’s Park area of Bournemouth this gorgeous home is perfect for a growing family, being so close to Park School and directly opposite Queen’s Park and the golf course. These are just a few of the reasons the current owners chose this property, and why they have remained here for over 26 years. Exceptional Detached Family Home | Fantastic Location Adjacent Queen’s Park | Beautiful Landscaped Gardens | Five Double Bedrooms | Three Reception Rooms | Two Bath/Shower Rooms | Incredibly Versatile Accommodation

£650,000 Verwood | 01202 829777

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 and side sea views from the master bedroom, bedroom three and the sitting room. Delightful ‘sylvan’ views over Alum Chine are available from the guest suite too. Incredible Cliff-Top Location | Exceptional Apartment | Wonderful Finish | Three Double Bedrooms | Three Bath/Shower Rooms | Master Suite & Dressing Room | Fabulous Open Plan Kitchen/Living Space | Concierge Service | 2 Juliet Balconies | Secured Parking & Additional Storage | Yards From Alum Chine Beach

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A substantial four double bedroom detached executive bungalow having undergone extensive renovation and updating throughout with quality fixtures and fittings and further benefitting a dressing room and en-suite to master bedroom, spacious lounge and fully fitted kitchen/dining room, separate utility and double integral garage. The property is situated in a tucked away position off Woodlinken Drive with landscaped front and rear gardens within close proximity of Verwood town centre and Potterne Park. Extensively renovated | Quality fixtures and fittings throughout | Four double bedrooms | Dressing room and en-suite | Spacious lounge | Double integral garage | Landscaped gardens | No forward chain

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Offers Over £400,000

Wimborne | 01202 842842

Offers Over £385,000

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. This wonderful property has been very well maintained by the current owners and is stylishly decorated throughout.

Located on a popular road in Colehill, close to local amenities, transport links and within catchment for well regarded schools, this three bedroom detached bungalow is beautifully presented throughout. The well proportioned living space is open plan and the bedrooms are served by a contemporary style bathroom. With gardens to front and rear and a detached single garage with driveway parking, this property has much to offer!

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)

Detached Bungalow | Three Bedrooms | Open Plan Living | Stylish Kitchen/Utility | Contemporary Bathroom | Detached Garage | Driveway Parking | Private Rear Garden | Popular Location | No Forward Chain

£350,000 Bournemouth | 01202 555550

Bournemouth | 01202 555550

Vacant possession, a private rear garden and very sought-after location, are just a few features of this lovely spacious detached home. This delightful family home has just been completely redecorated in pale tones and soft shades, adding to the feeling of light and space. New carpets have also just been fitted. No Chain | Wonderful Detached Character Home | Three Spacious Bedrooms | Contemporary Style Bathroom & Downstairs WC | Two Lovely Large Reception Rooms | Shaker Style Fitted Kitchen | Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing | Enclosed Private Rear Garden | Off Road Parking

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Offers Over £325,000

No forward chain, secure undercroft parking and a fabulous elevated position, are just a few features of this beautifully presented modern apartment that comes with the residue of a 10 year NHBC (expires 2025). Completed to a very high standard in 2015 by well-known national developers Redrow, The Summit commands an enviable position overlooking central Bournemouth. Offered for sale in our opinion, is one of the very best apartments, benefitting from one of the finest positions, boasting fantastic elevated urban views over the town from the balcony. Exceptional 3rd Floor Apartment | Stunning Elevated Position | Landmark Central Development

£300,000 Ferndown | 01202 855595

£300,000

Situated in one of Ferndowns’ most sought after roads lies this wonderfully spacious two double bedroom ground floor apartment which is offered with No Forward Chain. The property enjoys the benefit of a single garage, underfloor heating, double glazing and a share of the freehold.

A well presented two bedroom bungalow with a garage, enclosed rear garden and offered with vacant possession. The bungalow is situated in a quiet position located within a short distance from Ferndown town centre and local amenities.

Ground floor apartment | Light and airy lounge | Lovely kitchen | Stunning communal grounds | Single garage | No forward chain

Two double bedrooms | Delightful living room | Good size kitchen diner | Fantastic conservatory | Southerly aspect rear garden | Single garage

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Evening Hill, Sandbanks £1,950,000

Canford Cliffs £1,250,000

A spectacular ultra-modern five/six bedroom ‘Huf Haus’ located in a quiet cul-de-sac just minutes to the waterfront. Sitting on a generous plot and offering sea glimpses. Balconies to all levels, south westerly aspect. Approximately 5,240 sq ft.

A superb detached contemporary home situated in a popular location, just a short walk to Canford Cliffs Village. The accommodation comprises of four double bedrooms and three bathrooms, large open plan living space and double garage.

Lower Parkstone £900,000

Canford Cliffs £799,950

A four bedroom contemporary house set over three floors with generous outside space, just over a year old and built to a very high specification. Features a great social area including cinema/media room, gym room and large lounge leading to a sun terrace.

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

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Branksome Park £275,000

A spectacular three bedroom penthouse apartment in San Remo Towers featuring contemporary spacious accommodation with far-reaching panoramic sea views from a private sun terrace. The condition is impeccable throughout and the presentation is flawless.

An immaculate two double bedroom top floor apartment with sun balcony and lovely wooded outlook. Set within secluded mature well maintained grounds and located just a short level walk to Westbourne and close to the sandy beaches at Branksome Chine.

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Let Us Take You For Dinner... We're giving you a £150 voucher to spend at Rick Stein, Sandbanks, when you instruct us to sell your home. With views across the water from this award-winning, destination restaurant, enjoy a relaxed lunch or elegant fine dining. The choice is yours. Contact a member of our team to claim your £150 voucher. 01202 303066 | info@saxecoburg.eu www.saxecoburg.eu Terms and conditions apply.

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A New Year Offer… After a successful promotion teaming up with Rick Stein, Sandbanks, we are delighted to be continuing our incentive into 2018. This is your chance to instruct an Estate Agent that gives you something back. Yes, you read this right! We are giving every customer £150 to spend at the destination restaurant when they instruct us to sell their home. We have been delighting customers across the county with this offer, whereby they have the luxury of enjoying lunch or dinner on us. It’s simple… let us pick up the tab this new year. If you are going to put your home on the market, why not do it with an Agent that will go the extra mile. Happy New Year

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


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BOSCOMBE

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£183,000 - LEASEHOLD

Two double bedroom first floor flat with southerly aspect balcony, modern kitchen and bathroom, master with en-suite. Allocated parking. Well-presented throughout.

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CUSTOM MADE A Genuinely Bespoke Service We’re used to popping by offices and workshops here at House, but rarely do we make house calls, that except in this case. Thrilled by the work done at his home, a Custom Made client insisted we visit and see just how good their service is. So a hop, skip and a car ride away, we arrived at a beautiful New Forest home, to see their exceptional furniture for ourselves and ask the questions we all want answers to, when it comes to fitted furniture. What made you opt for fitted furniture in the first place? I’d tried and tested plenty of pre-made furniture from stores, but nothing quite seemed to fit. The colour was always not quite right, or it was too big or too small, so in the end I thought I’d try an alternative route.

What made you choose Custom Made? In all honesty, I’d contacted a few different companies before finding them. A few had come round to quote, but they never quite fit the bill. Whilst they claimed to be a bespoke service, it seemed that they were always pushing their style onto me, rather than heeding to what I really wanted. From the minute Neill (Co-Director, Custom Made) came round, I knew they would be different. Before making any plans, we sat down over a coffee and he asked me exactly what it was I needed. I left him to go away and come back with some ideas and by the morning after, I had a detailed plan of what they could do and it was spot on. It’s as though my vision had come to life. Everything they designed was in keeping with my needs and the property itself.

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How was the service, from start to finish? The owners, Neill and Steve were there every step of the way. I was so surprised. These aren’t your ordinary, ‘clock out at five’ guys. In fact, when I asked if the playroom could be completed in time for some friends visiting, the pair worked late into the night themselves, ensuring it was done in time.


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Detached Victorian style house with original character features situated in sought after area of Poole. Downstairs cloakroom and shower room. Three bedrooms | Off road parking | Detached garage

PARKSTONE

Call Parkstone | 01202 710001

£264,500

Character end of terrace cottage. Beautifully presented with lounge, kitchen/dining room and downstairs bathroom. Elevated West facing garden. Two double bedrooms | Off road parking | No forward chain

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£475,000

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UPTON

£249,950

Well presented semi-detached house situated in popular Beaconsfield Road. Good size lounge/dining room, modern kitchen and family bathroom.

This mid-terraced house situated within the popular ‘Beacon Park’ development offers modern accommodation comprising three bedrooms, kitchen/ breakfast room and bathroom.

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£269,950

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First floor flat situated in Croft Road. 55 years remaining on the lease, therefore available to cash buyers only. Lease extension information available. One double bedroom | Garage in block | No forward chain

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LYTCHETT MATRAVERS £399,950 This mid-terraced house situated within the popular ‘Beacon Park’ development offers modern accommodation comprising three bedrooms, kitchen/ breakfast room and bathroom. Downstairs toilet | ORP | Well presented

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An outstanding versatile family home which has clean, crisp and stylish interior throughout and offering spacious accommodation with the side annex offering a multitude of uses. Superbly situated moments from the Quay, beach and the well renowned Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Spa along with the Jetty restaurant.

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A well presented three bedroom detached bungalow which has a spacious living room, UPVC conservatory, one and a half car garage and low maintenance gardens, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location in Mudeford.

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MUDEFORD £395,950

HIGHCLIFFE £320,000

A three bedroom, two reception detached house with a separate study which has been partly modernized with scope for further improvement. Situated in a great location close to bus routes, local shops, great school catchment and walking distance to Mudeford Quay & beach.

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THE FIRST TIME BUYERS SURVIVAL GUIDE LESSON 1. ‘KEEPING CALM’ ‘First time buyer’; never have three words caused so much delight and so many traumas. Having recently taken the proverbial step onto the infamous property ladder, I wanted to share a little insight with those taking or in the process of taking the same step. To be clear, I am no expert. Novice would be an accurate description of my level of property knowledge, so don’t expect to find the words like ‘portfolio’, ‘wise investment’ or the dreaded ‘t’ word (tax) lurking in this article and don’t even contemplate and the phrase ‘hard Brexit’. This piece is a me-to-you guide of all the things I wish I had known during my first property purchase. If I can help just one person from a mojito induced breakdown, surrounded by crushed Doritos and broken dreams (ah, memories), then I will have succeeded.

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Rarely does a sale go through without a little back and forth. You might offer too little and likewise the seller might

try their luck at negotiating over the asking price. We’re all in it to win it, so it’s really important to set your limits firmly in place. Sit down with whomever you are buying with, or perhaps a member of your family or a friend and decide what the property is worth to you, and ultimately what you can realistically afford. Don’t disclose this information to the seller (or even the estate agent) right away, but knowing where you are comfortable will help you make good decisions. It can even work in your favor as a bargaining tool when it comes to the later stage of negotiations.

IT’S BEEN EMOTIONAL People always tell you that buying a house is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do, and it is, but not exactly in the way you think. Ultimately, home purchasing should be a fairly straightforward trade, but what makes it complicated is us humans. Perspective is your best friend, for example; whilst your on one end sobbing over a new asking

price that you can’t afford, the seller may well be going through a terrible situation of their own, forced to up the price by unforeseen circumstances. It’s not always the case and there are some nasty people out there, but try your very best to be realistic. Don’t attach emotional ties (I know it’s hard), treat every decision as business to business.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP There’s no shame in asking for help. This is a complicated process and one you’ve not tackled before, but you’re doing it! Estate agents and solicitors will use a lot of terminology that you aren’t going to get —I didn’t. So just ask for it to be explained. You’re making an incredibly large purchase, if you were spending the same in a couture fashion store, they’d be fanning you and handing you glasses of champagne, answering every question you had. The same goes for family, despite their sometimes overly concerned nature, they do know stuff.

TAKE OFF THE ROSE COLOURED GLASSES When you walk into your dream home it’s hard to see the wood through the trees. If you can, regularly visit the home that you are looking to buy, study all of the little nooks and crannies. Politely ask the estate agent or homeowner if they’d give you a minute alone, this will give you time to really nose around. Run your hands over walls to check for any obvious damp, walk around the floor to check for loose floorboards, check the windows open…all of these little things will help you easily way up the pros and cons, and maybe allow some bargaining power over the price.

GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK My final piece of advice is to give yourself a hand. You are embarking on an incredible new stage in your life. Yes it’ll be tough, but the end result will be totally worth it. Words By Charlotte Williams


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£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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£315,000

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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

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A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous BLANDFORD ROAD views over the harbour towards Purbeck Hills. This apartment •the Newly Created Home situated on theBedrooms third floor and •isFour Double secureDuty parking and a balcony. •has Stamp Paid

This exquisite three bedroomed, An ultra-modern 4 double bed four storey character property CARTERS QUAY room, 4 bathroom townhouse. Lo - £194,950 £390,000 situated in the heart of Poole cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, Old Town conservation area.The• One Double Bedroom ideally positioned within walking • Vendor Suited • No Forward Chain building is understood to date • Immaculate Throughout distance to stunning • Gas beaches Centraland Heating • Off Road Parking from the mid 1800’s. Harbour From The Water • Ground Floor Apartment the shores of Poole • Moments • Freehold

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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.

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£975 PCM

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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.

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LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous views over the harbourQUAY towards AQUA, LIFEBOAT £995 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

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

£825 PCM • • • •

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New Build apartment Two Double Bedrooms Allocated Parking Space Unfurnished

£139,950

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POOLE OLD TOWN £475,000

SANDBANKS £875,000

This exquisite three bedroomed, four storey character property situated in the heart Poole PANORAMA RD,ofSANDBANKS £1,800 PCM Old Town conservation area.The • Communal Gardens •building Contemporary Townhouse is understood to date • Private Garage • Four Double Bedrooms from the mid 1800’s.

An ultra-modern 4 double bed room, 4 bathroom townhouse. Lo cated on the Sandbanks ORCHARD PLAZA Peninsula, £725 PCM ideally positioned within walking • Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen • One Double Bedroom distance to stunning beaches and • Close to Poole Quay • Fitted Appliances the shores of Poole Harbour

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LOWER PARKSTONE ÂŁ290,000 A beautiful Whitelock built apartment with panoramic harbour views. 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.

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PARKSTONE £120,000

LOWER PARKSTONE £829,000

LOWER PARKSTONE £650,000

**GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY**. A purpose built one double bedroom first floor flat situated in a popular residential location within walking distance to the local shops. The property has a garage and is offered with vacant possession. Cash buyers only due to low lease.

NOW READY TO VIEW - These stunning four bedroom three bathroom detached houses are now complete. Located in a quiet, mature road just a short walk from local shops including an award winning bakery. The beaches at Sandbanks are only five minutes drive and Parkstone Gold Club is within walking distance.

A UNIQUE FAMILY HOME LOCATED IN THE LILLIPUT SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA - LARGE SOUTH FACING GARDEN WITH BEAUTIFUL SUMMERHOUSE AND CABIN - This spacious four bedroom, two bathroom family house is perfectly located for Ashley Cross and Poole Park.

LOWER PARKSTONE £500,000 PENNHILL - This two bedroom bungalow is perfectly located in a mature and well established premium road in Pennhill village within walking distance of a local bakery and restaurants. The property does require some updating but has lots of potential to remodel.

LOWER PARKSTONE £625,000 GREAT LOCATION IN LILLIPUT SCHOOL CATCHMENT - A four/five bedroom detached house situated between the favoured Ashley Cross and Whitecliff Areas and within close proximity to the beaches and yacht clubs at Sandbanks. Walking distance to Parkstone train station offering a direct link to London Waterloo.

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TAYLOR DRIVE THROOP | £715,000 STYLISHLY PRESENTED 6 DOUBLE BEDROOM HOME in semi rural location on the edge of town. Peace and quiet in conservation village, but not too far to schools, shops, etc. House is in great position with views to the front and side over countryside. Extensively upgraded by the current owners incl SUPER NEW KITCHEN and BATHROOMS. Private gates to DOUBLE WIDTH GARAGE and secluded rear garden. VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. MOVE TO THE COUNTRY FOR 2018?

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ST ALBANS AVENUE | £745,000 THIS SIX BEDROOM EDWARDIAN HOUSE has been brought up to date to create a modern style family home whilst retaining much of its ORIGINAL CHARACTER. FABULOUS grand reception hall. Combined kitchen and breakfast room is a great space with a wide range of units and BIFOLD DOORS to the terrace - ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. Bournemouth Grammar schools and private Park School in the local area. YOU COULD LIVE IN EDWARDIAN SPLENDOUR IN 2018

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BRADPOLE ROAD | £495,000 THIS SMART AND STYLISH 3 bedroom home is just a short walk away from QUEENS PARK GOLF COURSE and Castlepoint Shopping Centre is also close at hand. Spacious ground floor with a large entrance hall and separate dining room and lounge. LARGE KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with excellent range of units. A small BALCONY is accessed from the first floor landing. Sevaral large employers within walking distance, JP Morgan, RIAS and The Royal Bournemouth Hospital. JUST READY TO MOVE INTO IN 2018

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LEYDENE CLOSE | £455,000 IN A PEACEFUL CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION this EXCEPTIONAL TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM bungalow has beautifully maintained level gardens to the front and rear. The lovely lounge has a feature lantern roof window and the gloss cream kitchen has many useful features and integrated appliances. The large modern bathroom has a separate shower cubicle and bath. Driveway provides ample parking and leads to a DETACHED garage. A PERFECT PROPERTY FOR DOWNSIZING IN 2018

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ST ALBANS CRESCENT | £149,950 MODERN ONE BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR FLAT in such a convenient location with allocated parking space. Constructed approx. 10 years ago so built to a high modern standard and very energy efficient. New carpets and décor in neutral colours. Nearby Charminster Road has regular buses to the town centre and beaches as well as an eclectic mix of smaller independent shops, cafes and restaurants NO CHAIN - COULD BE AN EASY MOVE FOR 2018

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DORCHESTER £695,000 Brewery Square presents a 3-bed apartment with unusually high 9’8” ceilings in all main rooms. The fitted kitchen includes stylish Paula Rosa units and built-in appliances.

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BOURNEMOUTH- £380,000

PARKSTONE £275,950

BRANKSOME PARK GUIDE PRICE £1,750,000

Unique two bedroom detached bungalow situated a moments walk from Bournemouth Town Centre. Basement level. Off road parking.

Extensively refurbished detached bungalow with garage and ample parking, comprising two bedrooms, lounge/dining room. Offered with vacant possession.

Spacious family home with 4 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 5 bath/shower rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, hobby/cinema room, garage and garden.

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EVENING HILL £1,100,000 Well presented family home now offering scope to update and remodel. Triple aspect lounge, dining room, kitchen, study/bed 5, 4 first floor bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite), southerly aspect gardens, integral double garage.

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BRANKSOME PARK | £319,950

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• Spacious 5th Floor Apartment • 3 Bedrooms/Balcony • Large Lounge/Dining Room

• Two Double Bedrooms • 4th Floor Apartment • No Forward Chain

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WESTBOURNE | GUIDE PRICE £220,000

BRANKSOME PARK | £270,000

• Viewings From 20th January 2018 • Ground Floor Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms

• Excellent Size Apartment • 2/3 Bedrooms • Requires Modernisation

• Share Of Freehold/No Forward Chain • Allocated Parking • EPC Rating D

• No Forward Chain • Garage • EPC Rating D

SPRINGBOURNE | GUIDE PRICE £180,000

WESTBOURNE RETIREMENT | £110,000

• 2 Double Bedrooms • Top Floor Flat • Kitchen With Appliances

• Over 55’s Retirement Apartment • Newly Refurbished • Extended Lease

• Modern Bathroom • No Chain • EPC Rating D

• Fitted Kitchen • No Forward Chain • EPC Rating B

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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.

ALUM CHINE | £395,000

BOURNEMOUTH | £159,950

• Penthouse Style Apartment • Two Double Bedrooms • Stunning Fitted Kitchen

• Two Bathrooms • Underground Parking • EPC Rating C

POOLE TOWN CENTRE | GUIDE PRICE £300,000

POOLE QUAY | £200,000 • Loft Style Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Open Plan Living

• One Bedroom Split Level Maisonette • Share Of Freehold • Views Over Bournemouth Gdns • Fitted Kitchen/No Forward Chain • Allocated Parking • EPC Rating D

• Master With Ensuite • No Forward Chain • EPC Rating C

• Two Bedrooms • Grade Two Listed • End Of Terrace House

• West Facing Garden • Restored Throughout • No Forward Chain

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Evening Hill Holly Hill Lodge is an exclusive new development offering three luxurious and stylish apartments privately positioned at the end of a long gated driveway in a prestigious Evening Hill location. ■ Stunning views across Poole Harbour and beyond ■ Striking contemporary features built to an exacting specification ■ Ground floor garden apartment approximately 2,471 sq ft ■ First floor apartment approximately 2,628 sq ft

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Coy Pond A refurbished detached chalet bungalow which occupies one of the best positions in Coy Pond with stunning views of the upper end of the pleasure gardens ■ Three bedrooms, open plan fitted kitchen/diner ■ Lounge with views over the pleasure gardens ■ Shower room and downstairs cloakroom ■ Large rear garden, no chain, sole agents ■ Potential to extend subject to planning

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Alum Chine A modern, versatile and spacious detached house situated in a sought after location just minutes from Alum Chines award winning beaches ■ Four double bedrooms, master with en-suite ■ Contemporary kitchen finished to a high standard ■ Open plan living space ideal for entertaining ■ Family bathroom and downstairs WC/utility room ■ Well maintained rear garden and ample off road parking

£679,950

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Talbot Woods An imposing detached family home situated in the sought after location of Talbot Woods ■ Four double bedrooms, dressing room ■ Two reception rooms & games room ■ Swimming pool, sauna and gym area

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NEW HMO RULES BY APRIL 2018! Tougher laws are expected to be coming in this April 2018 around HMO’s (houses in multiple occupation). Currently you only require a licence if you have 5 or more unrelated occupants over 3 stories or more. A Government consultation exercise has been ongoing on proposals for England to remove the 3-story rule and include single and two storey buildings. It is also proposing a room must be a minimum of 6.52 square metres for one person, and 10.23 square metres for two people. The measurement of these rooms cannot include areas where the ceiling is below 1.5 metres in height. Presently there ae around 60,000 licensed HMO, this is likely to increase to 175,000 properties. Any landlord applying for a license will need to prove that they are a “fit and proper person”, a test which is to be tightened up under these proposals, and will likely include criminal record checks. Fines for not obtaining a license for an HMO will possibly be unlimited. Whilst there is likely to be a grace period of six months once the legislation is introduced, any landlords who have not sorted out their licensing requirement when this period runs out could find themselves on the receiving end of criminal prosecutions, and civil penalties of up to £30,000 – so it’s a significant impact to consider. This change is likely to come as a surprise to many landlords as it will almost certainly require them to do work in their properties. The changes are intended to improve the overall standards and safety of lettings in England generally as the government tries to shake up rogue landlords. Although more landlords with properties meeting the above criteria will pay more in fees to their local authority, working to improved standards in their properties may result in more favourable mortgage applications. Other proposals could include rules on storage facilities and waste disposal. If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the new legislations, then come and speak to Move On, our experience, expertise and knowledge could save you thousands!

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THE MINIMALIST: 2018 DÉCOR TREND ALERT

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In the spirit of New Year and fresh new starts this season brings with it an air of cleansing; a striping back of the unnecessary and a styling of the essential. That’s right, Spring 2018 is the season of the minimalist, with a charming kind of rustic Scandi twist.

COLOUR SCHEME When it comes to minimalism, think pure and simple. Your backdrop should mostly consist of white, offwhite and cream shades, with a few subdued undertones. This whole scheme is about creating peace and tranquillity in the home; so whichever accent colours you do decide on, try to avoid the loud and the bold. Pale greys and blues work fabulously, especially with textiles and accessories; even a subtle pattern (thin stripes or dots for example) could work well.

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ABOVE: (Top to bottom) Quick Dry Satin Furniture and Cupboard Paint Mineral Stone 750ml, £12.95; Sandtex Ultra Smooth Masonry Paint Chalk Hill 5L, £20; Quick Dry Satin Furniture and Cupboard Paint Ivory Tusk 750ml, £12.95; Sandtex Ultra Smooth Masonry Paint Mid Stone 5L, £20. Available from www.wilko.com LEFT: Contemporary headboard in grey wool £699, Arlo bedside chest £179, Cass swing table lamp £59, Small wide nick vase £12.50, Crescent chevron cushion £19.50, Linen cushion £19.50, Printed painted spot bed set £49.50, Pure cotton meadow matelasse bed set £79, Metallic printed throw £49.50, Cloche candle £12.50. Available from www.marksandspencer.com BELOW: Linen Cushion, £19. Available www.marksandspencer.com

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TEXTURES & TEXTILES True to the core of this scheme, the theme of tranquillity should transcend into your textiles too. Tranquillity is all about having a happy mind—comfort, peace and serenity—to achieve this really consider the sensory factor of the textiles you choose. Egyptian cotton, wool and velvet are super soft fabrics and having a consoling effect on their user. Plump velvet cushions are a must, as are chucky-knit blankets and throws. For a little extra special touch, get your hands of a large wicker basket and use it to hide extra cushions and throws for guests; it will look great and visitors will love it!

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LIGHTING Atmosphere is another fundamental part of this scheme. Yes, every room in your home probably has a light in it already, but this calls for something special. This is where you get to add a little quirk and character to the room; and there are plenty of ways to go with this. Some of you might prefer the simplicity an oversized, un-shaded bulb. Others will no-doubt opt for something more intricate; never the less, here are a few of our top picks: • Top wall light: Zuiver Shady Wall Light, £99, Cuckooland (pictured right). • Top table lamp: Ceilo Black Table Lamp, Olivia Bonas, £55 (due February). • Top ceiling light: Dutchbone Core Pendant Light, Cuckooland, £99 (pictured above).

ACCESSORIES In true minimalistic style, accessories should be far and few, but not out all together. In fact a handful of carefully placed items can add some much needed character and charm. Rustic photo frames, housing happy memories are a good start, considerately displayed on a table or sideboard, as a small collection in juxtaposition. ABOVE: Hexagonal Shelf Mirror, £149. Available from www.marksandspencer.com

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STYLING; FOLLOWING THE ANCIENT LAWS OF FENG SHUI Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese set of rules that help us to balance our living environments for ultimate peace and harmony—but you probably already knew that seeing as many popular interior designers still use these rules (at least loosely) to shape homes in this era. With the serene nature of this 2018 interior trend, it couldn’t hurt to follow some of these original laws for ultimate harmony in our homes. Let’s start with the basics: Yin and Yang. Everything, from nature to colour, season to time of day; has a counterpart. If Yin, for example, is dark then Yang is bright. If Yin is curved then Yang is Geometric and so on and so forth…in short, Feng Shui is a game of equilibrium. The laws state that everything (objects, humans, animals etc.) has an energy or a “Chi”, and the aim is to achieve a peace amongst all things, despite constant change of alternative factors. BELOW: Zuiver Metal Ladder Magazine Rack, £69. Available from www.cuckooland.com

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LET’S START WITH LIGHTING: We’ve already mentioned physical lighting options, but what about how to properly use it? For rooms lacking natural light, veto any nasty the fluorescent alternatives and consider investing in an incandescent or warm-coloured freestanding or table lamp to increase ambient light. Light represents Yang energy, which promotes feelings of happiness and inspiration”, according to R.D Chin’s book ‘Feng Shui Revealed’.

WINDOW TREATMENTS According to the rules, eyesore windows can be a source of unrest. Experts recommend soft curtains or fabric shades instead of wood, metal or plastic blinds to create a more soothing or intimate environment.

DE-CLUTTER Just in time for the annual spring clean, it’s time to remove all that “dead energy” from your life. Where an environment is organized and messfree the energy is said to flow freely and any negative feelings you are currently carrying around should drop away.

ARTWORK No we’re not necessarily talking about great masterpieces or million pound portraits, but rather about whatever makes you happy. According to the rules you should display photos, artwork and accessories that are truly meaningful or inspirational to

you. It’s all about feeling personally connected to the space in a positive way, so vice versa, be sure to rid the space of any artwork that might have a negative impact (photographs of failed relationships and unsuccessful projects are a no).

DITCH THE TECH Where possible, free your space from copious amounts of gadgets and gizmos. Electronics are said to emit currents—don’t worry, we’re not talking about any wild conspiracy theories—that disturb your Chi. Since that’s a pretty big ask in this day and age, try to compromise by having devices off when possible and ideally not at the center of the room.

GREENERY In highly urbanised areas especially, plants can make a big different to your well-being and enjoyment of your home. In China, plants represent growth, prosperity, and good luck. Each plant has a corresponding positive effect; bamboo, for example, represents positive growth. Blossoms represent beauty, femininity and sexuality. Peonies for opulence and so on and so forth. It’s worth doing a little research, and there is plenty of information online. Aside from the more spiritual elements plants genuinely do have a positive effect on our physical health, By Charlotte Williams

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The Declutter Challenge For Your Wardrobe The New Year is a great time to embrace the idea of a clear out. One thing’s for sure, we all aspire to have a more streamlined and organised life. With the Christmas festivities just over, we find ourselves snowed in with beautiful new gifts. Whether it’s clothes, shoes, jewellery, gadgets or kids toys, they now have a new home, but no particular place for ‘safe keeping’ yet. THE FOUR BOX CHALLENGE Get four cardboard boxes at the ready, as now is the ideal time to try our four box de-clutter challenge. It can be applied to any area of the home and involves filling four boxes labelled: Bin It, Keep It, Donate It and Store It. This is a really effective clear out challenge which forces us to make decisions on the spot about what to keep and throw away.

IDENTIFY THE CLUTTER Firstly, we need to identify the clutter. Let’s use your wardrobe as a starting point. Perhaps you have a clothes mound or a barricade of walls made out of boxes of things to be sorted into the wardrobe. Start there! Follow with your drawers, dresser and the rest of your room – leave no space unturned. We all have items we have stashed into hiding that we really don’t need or don’t use. We keep holding on to them because every time we go to get rid, they call out to us with greater purpose as to why we need to keep it that little bit longer. That unworn jumper that has been hanging in the wardrobe for 5 months with the price tag still attached, or the bracelet you haven’t’ managed to get fixed yet – be ruthless, these all need to go!

Use this opportunity to coordinate your clothes in a way that shows off your great style, making getting ready in the morning or evening so much more fun!


Once you have successfully completed your four box challenge, enjoy your room and new found organised space within your wardrobe.

BIN IT For items you never need nor want to see again, throw them out. Old magazines, shopping bags and just general rubbish – throw it out! Worn out, broken or damaged items you still haven’t managed to get repaired, clear your mind and move them swiftly into the ‘Bin It’ box.

DONATE IT When an item is not damaged and is still very much useable, place it in the Donate box. You could be thinking for a friend or the charity shop but this box is for the items that you think someone else might still get use out of. Another idea for items in this box is to earn a little bit of extra cash and sell them on the likes of Ebay.

KEEP IT Keep any items that you regularly wear, use or need. Once everything is placed in one of the four boxes, you can start afresh and find space

in your wardrobe for these things exactly where you see fit. You will find yourself with a lot more room! Use this opportunity to coordinate your clothes in a way that shows off your great style, making getting ready in the morning or evening so much more fun!

STORE IT For your belongings that you just can’t part with, but don’t play a part in your everyday life, place them in storage. This box could be housed in the attic or a less intrusive space in your wardrobe.

NEW SPACE – WHAT NEXT? Don’t let clutter invade your space anymore. Once you have successfully completed your four box challenge, enjoy your room and new found organised space within your wardrobe. It will take you less time to find an item as you will know where exactly to look for it! Perhaps more storage is something you would like to maximise your space. Sliderobes wardrobes are designed around the shape and size

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

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The Volkswagen Golf SV - a bigger brother of the standard Golf hatchback - has been revised and upgraded and the new version is now on sale priced from £20,475. In the SV, the driver and passengers sit higher than in the Golf hatch and Golf Estate, the model has a longer wheelbase and sliding rear seat. The Discover Navigation unit in the revised Golf SV is up from 6.5-inches to 8.0-inchs, and there is also a CD player, DAB radio and simultaneous pairing of two mobile smartphones via Bluetooth. New bumpers at the front and the rear sharpen the styling. At the rear, the lights are all-LED and the diffuser trim has been revised. Additional technology includes Emergency Assist, which attempts to awaken the driver if they become unresponsive and, if necessary, will bring the Golf SV to a complete stop with the hazard warning lights flashing. This is available on SE, SE Nav and GT trims. Park Assist 3.0 adds the functionality of manoeuvring out of parallel parking spaces, and Trailer Assist joins the Golf SV tech line-up for the first time. Joining the SE Nav and GT trims is Volkswagen’s new 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine that features Active Cylinder Technology. This means the engine will shut down two of its four cylinders to reduce fuel consumption whenever possible. A total of four turbocharged petrol engines are joined by two turbocharged diesel units, and five or six-speed manual gearboxes are available, as well as a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

ROAD TEST: FIAT 124 SPIDER Fiat’s 124 Spider is a charismatic two-seater convertible sports car, with quick performance and agile handling, yet a relatively rare sight on UK roads, writes NICK FLETCHER. Priced from £ £21,050, its big-selling main competitor is the legendary Mazda MX-5 yet people may be surprised to learn that beneath its smart Italian suit, the Spider runs on an MX-5 platform! Fiat has cleverly re-designed all the bodywork to give the Spider its own distinctive look and personality, tweaked the suspension and steering and added its own 140 hp 1.4 litre turbo-petrol engine. The result is a beautifully-styled eye-catching two seater with zesty performance and offering a huge fun factor. The designers have managed to give the Spider elements of 1960s retro styling yet with bang-up-to-date engineering and technology. My test model was the flagship Lusso Plus, priced at £25,050 and very well equipped, including 17-inch alloys, heated leather seats, upgraded BOSE sound system, auto lights and

wipers, auto climate control, 7- inch touch-screen, Bluetooth, sat-nav, connectivity, push-button start, LED headlights and rear-view camera. The cabin, like in most small sports cars, has room for two adults but minimal stowage space, not even any door-pockets. There is a useful lockable box behind the front seats and a 140-litre boot, just big enough for two squashy bags. The fabric hood is manually operated (it can be done with one hand) and there are two rollover hoops for additional safety. Top speed is 134 mph, the 0-60 mph time a quick 7.5 seconds. Fuel economy is 44.1 mpg combined. It’s responsive acceleration, precise steering, slick gearshifts and well-set suspension deliver a terrific driving experience, zippy, grippy and agile – just what you want from a sports car. You can live with this car as daily transport if you always travel light though I think many buyers would probably have a Spider as a second car or as weekend fun-car, and in those roles it is absolutely perfect.

ROAD TEST: VOLKSWAGEN UP! While there is a current trend to make new cars bigger, add more equipment and of course boost the price, there is still a significant number of customers who just want simple affordable daily transport, and the Volkswagen Up! neatly meets this requirement, writes NICK FLETCHER. Priced from just £9,135, available in three and five door format, and with an economical petrol engine, the Up! has a lot to offer, including the VW brand’s outstanding build quality. The Up! is sturdy yet light-weight which helps the 1.0 litre 59 hp engine returns over 60 mpg, and the car has an agility which makes it perfect for urban driving. The entry level model has limited kit but does have features such as remote locking, power steering and electric front windows. The mid-range Move Up! model – the one I tested - adds extra kit such as alloy wheels, air-conditioning and variable-height boot floot. In five-door form, it costs £10,180. Boot space is 251 litres, among the largest in the class, and folding rear seats boost it to 959 litres. Re-vamped in 2016, the Up! now has a more elegant, more upmarket look, The cabin is surprisingly roomy, with decent headroom in the rear even for taller passengers. You can connect a smart phone to provide sat-nav and other features, and VW has also added some customisation upgrades, allowing buyers to personalise the interior appearance.

Out and about, the small engine is not noisy, the steering is light and accurate, the 5-speed gearshift slick, the ride quality very comfortable. For a car in this sector, the Up! comes over as quite refined. There are no diesel versions but the 1.0 petrol units are available with differing power outputs and there is also an electric version. The 59 hp engine test model delivers a 0-60 mph time of 14.4 seconds (though it feels quicker) and a top speed of 100 mph so can deal with motorway cruising if required. Fuel consumption is 64.1 mpg combined and emissions are 101 g/km. Rivals include Toyota Aygo, Kia Picanto, Hyundai i10, Skoda Citigo, Citroen C1, and SEAT Mii but the Up! appears more robust and more refined than most, and tends to have a higher re-sale value.


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ROAD TEST: HONDA JAZZ SE When Honda created the current Jazz model, it aimed to make it appealing to younger buyers while retaining the loyality of its older customers, and its designers have achieved this, writes NICK FLETCHER. The Jazz now has smoother, more youthful styling, more connectivity features and some personalisation options all of which should help lower the age profile of its buyers. The Jazz competes in a tough sector which includes Fiesta, Corsa, Polo, and Clio but the micro-MPV character of the Jazz gives it specific appeal – its cabin is more spacious than most and its easy-move ‘Magic Seats’ score it top marks for day-to-day practicality. Prices start at £14,115 for an S version but my test model, the better-equipped SE, is the popular choice, featuring cruise control, auto lights and wipers, alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment, parking sensors, DAB radio, Bluetooth and connectivity on its kit-list. It costs £15,615.

The Jazz uses a 1.3 litre 101 hp petrol engine with standard 6-speed manual gearbox (a CVT auto version is available). The 0-60 mph time is a modest 11.5 seconds, top speed of 118 mph. Fuel economy is 55.4 mpg combined. Emissions are 116 g/km. Underway, the Jazz offers a smooth civilised drive, with composed handling and a very comfortable ride thanks to a revised suspension set-up. It is nimble in traffic and when parking, and has good all-round visibility. Inside, the dashboard is logically laid out, with a centre touch screen which is easy to operate and quick to respond. Seating is supportive and there is good headroom even in the rear. The large boot capacity - 354 litres – can be enlarged to a massive 1,314 litres with drop-down rear seats which form a flat load floor. Such space and practicality is an ace card for the Jazz, which also benefits from Honda’s outstanding record for reliability.

Vauxhall has introduced a new top-of-the-range Grandland X, called Ultimate, and priced from £33,995. It has a high level of Standard equipment and also debuts a new 175 hp 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Grandland X already offers assistance and comfort features including Dual Zone Climate Control, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Parking Sensors, but the Ultimate version adds 19-inch BiColour alloys, Automatic Cruise Control and a Denon premium sound system. Also standard are black roof and door mirrors, alloy sports pedals, heated steering wheel, 360-degree Panoramic Camera and LED Adaptive Forward Lighting Pack with projector headlights. The Grandland X Ultimate also introduces Vauxhall’s new top-of-the-range 2.0-litre diesel engine, which provides a 0-60mph time of 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 133 mph. CO2 emissions are 128g/ km and fuel economy is 57.6mpg combined.

NEW MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS CABRIOLET Prices for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet have been revealed, starting at £115,910 for the S 560 AMG Line, with the AMG S 63 available from £140,610 and the AMG S 65 costing £197,510. Mercedes describes the new model as “the epitome of luxury motoring, mixing effortless performance with impressive refinement.” The car features a multi-layer folding soft-top which operates in 20 seconds. The entry S 560 replaces the outgoing S 500, and introduces a new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol unit which produces 469 hp and is mated to a nine-speed auto gearbox. Top speed 155 mph, the 0 to 60 mph 4.6 seconds. It emits 204 g/km of CO2, and delivers up to 31.4 mpg combined. In addition to the standard equipment on S 560 AMG Line, the S 63 adds Seat Comfort package, including massage function; Driving Assistance package; sports exhaust system; sports suspension, based on Airmatic suspension; sports seats finished in Nappa leather; Panamericana grille; and 20-inch alloy wheels. The Driving Assistance package – standard on S 63 and S 65 – is optionally available for £2,580 and offers additional features including active steering, braking, speed limits and distance systems, plus Active Blind Spot and Lane Keeping Assist.

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THE WHEEL SPECIALIST Repair, Refurbishment & Customisation Choosing the right set of wheels is essential to the full enjoyment, use and safety of driving your car. Every car is unique and has a different set of needs, which is why sometimes you need an expert to guide you in the process of choosing – or indeed customising – the best ones. The Wheel Specialist is the UK’s leading alloy wheel repair, refurbishment and customisation specialist, providing a professional service that transforms the look of any car. They offer outstanding customer service, guaranteed quality finishes and durability, with a same day service, at a fraction of the cost of replacement wheels. Their Bournemouth branch is a family run business that serves the whole of Dorset, with the backing of a huge national franchise behind it.

look tired and dull, generally caused by a combination of in-grained disc brake dust, road grime, salt and chipped rims from curbing. No matter much you try to clean them, they never seem to regain that freshout-the-showroom look. Well, the good news is that there is a place where you can bring your alloys back to life without it costing you an arm and a leg. At The Wheel Specialist you can customise your alloys’ colour to match the finish or colour of your vehicle and fit chrome valve caps.

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REPAIR You don’t have to be a petrol head to love your motor’s alloys. You’ll remember the day you collected your gleaming new car from the dealer with its sparkling paintwork and the pristine alloy wheels. Then in no time at all those cherished alloys begin to

REFURBISHMENT The Wheel Specialist has been in business since 1955, and has been providing alloy wheel refurbishment for over 35 years. Having built an enviable reputation for their care, quality and rapid turnaround times, and now with nationwide coverage, their services are second to none.

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The wheels are chemically stripped, to remove previous layers of lacquer and paint. Wheels are hand sanded to obtain a smooth metal surface in preparation for coating.


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The wheels are then prepared, dressed and filled to deal with any damage to the rim edges and the face. (Note: they do not deal with buckled or badly dented wheels as these are safety related structural repairs and wheels should be written off and replaced). Next the wheels are gently heat treated to remove any air from the alloy and a first stage powder coat finish is applied and then cured for a set time period. After this, if the wheel is having a “special” or “bespoke” finish, the wet-in-wet procedure takes place (e.g. special paint and clearcoat finish). The wheels are then automatically subjected to a further

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Whether restoring, repairing, or customising, their experienced, professional and friendly wheel technicians are highly trained and only too happy to discuss and advise you on the best options for your wheel design, based on its current condition. The TWS team will take care of both you, and your wheels, from start to fantastic finish.

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TURMERIC: HEALTH FAD OR HEALTH FACT? It may not actually be a miracle spice You know the drill. A new superfood crests over the horizon and we scramble to lay our hands on it. Fastforward a few months and the big chain stores and cafes are offering some version of it in smoothies or salads. Turmeric has been making its way through this process since early 2016, although the spice has been used in Indian culture for centuries as a natural anti-inflammatory. So is it the spice of life, or should we be more sceptical? We ask the experts...

WHAT HEALTH BENEFITS IS TURMERIC PROVEN TO PROVIDE? Doctify Nutritionist Dr Claudia Gravaghi says the key ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. It “has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.”

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In terms of its proven benefits, “research has shown that turmeric extract can help alleviate pain and improve function in people with osteoarthritis”, says Dr Gravaghi. “There is also preliminary evidence that curcumin may help reduce pain in joints and swelling, of people with rheumatoid arthritis, and may reduce inflammation-driven cancer.”

Elizabeth Wall, a nutritionist with Holland & Barrett adds that curcumin “helps to neutralise free radicals, which are basically unstable atoms that can cause damage to cells, and contribute to ageing and disease”.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER RESEARCH STUDIES GOING ON? Doctify Dermatologist Dr Sweta Rai says the chemical could have positive effects on skin conditions: “High-level, reliable human trials that further investigate tumeric’s use on conditions including acne, atopic eczema, photodamage of photoageing of the skin and alopecia, are currently underway.” Due to its popularity, trials of turmeric and its benefits are on the rise, including trials related to diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Wall says this research in its infancy but looking positive. Double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials will be required to definitively prove any benefits of curcumin.

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET IT INTO OUR SYSTEMS? It’s not that simple. “I don’t think the main focus is on how much turmeric we should be using, more about the

form in which we should be using it,” says Wall. This is because curcumin only makes up between 2 and 6% of turmeric. As curcumin exists in such low levels in turmeric, it’s hard to measure how much you are taking when you stir it into a latte or cook it into a curry. There are also issues with the body’s ability to absorb it. “The bright yellow-orange colour of turmeric comes mainly from fatsoluble, polyphenolic pigments known as curcuminoids, says Dr Gravaghi. “When something is fat-soluble, that means it dissolves in fat. Without fat, the active component in turmeric, curcumin, has a difficult time making it past the stomach, into the small intestine, and into the blood where it can offer the greatest benefits. “The best way to take turmeric is with fatty ingredients such as in curry or coconut milk.” Research has also shown that black pepper improves absorption of curcumin into the body. When it comes to your skin, Dr Rai says: “If you’re using turmeric to brighten and enhance your complexion, or

reduce photodamage, then applying it to the skin is better.” Wall says that taking the curcumin extract, rather than turmeric in food or drink, may be more beneficial if you are taking it for a therapeutic purpose, because you can track the amount you are taking.

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS? “Typically, it’s very well tolerated when using it in food, because you’re only using a small amount,” says Wall. However, if you are using excessively large amounts, that could cause issues. The most commonly reported is digestive upset, and other symptoms can include nausea, dizziness and diarrhoea. “There is no known allergy to turmeric per se,” Dr Rai adds. “However, if used on the skin directly in concentrated form, and left on for a long period of time, this may cause contact irritation of the skin. The use of turmeric in treatment of medical conditions should always be discussed with your dermatologist or doctor. By Taylor Heyman, Press Association Picture credit: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos


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VOLCANOES, HORSE RIDES & GEOTHERMAL BATHS... It’s well known for its superb scenery, but Iceland is also a great option for a mind and body break. Erin Cardiff prepares to wind down in the land of fire and ice. There is a word in Icelandic gluggaveour - that literally translates as window weather. You know, the type that’s bracingly cold to be out in but comforting to watch from behind a pane? I think about it as I sit in the glassfronted Northern Lights Bar of ION Adventure Hotel - an hour out of Reykjavik - looking out at the almost lunar landscape. Sure enough, a feeling of cosy contentment washes over me and in that moment, I know that when it comes to wellness breaks, there’s no better destination than Iceland.

Though Reykjavik - the country’s capital - is only a three-hour flight from London Gatwick, it may as well be a different world. The remarkably flat landscape stretches for miles in every direction. It’s barren without being boring. And being somewhere so vast is oddly calming.

NATURAL BEAUTY EQUALS INSTANT CALM With so much natural beauty on offer, the perfect way to unwind in Iceland is to spend some time in the great outdoors - or several hundred metres beneath it. I drive half an hour out of Reykjavik to embark on the world-famous Inside the Volcano tour. It starts with a 3km trek across a lava field, and with thick fog hanging in the air, I can’t even see the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano until I’m mere meters away.

ABOVE: The blue lagoon, Iceland. (Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout) LEFT: Inside the volcano tour. (Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout)

I’m attached to a rope and harness before climbing into the windowcleaner-style lift that takes me down to see the inner workings of the earth. After a six-minute descent, we’re underground. Though it’s still only 4C, it’s warmer down here and completely silent. Strategically placed lights illuminate the rich colours of the jagged rocks which were once magma. I’m told by a guide that the chamber I stand in is roughly the size of three full basketball courts, and that the Statue of Liberty would comfortably fit here. This far below the world’s surface, everyday stresses seem so far away.

HORSE RIDING SOOTHES THE SOUL One of the oldest and most unique breeds in the world, Icelandic horses are famed for their strength and stamina. Tour company Solhestar take me on an hour-long ride through a cluster of craters in a 5,200-yearold lava field known locally as the Raudholar (Red Hills).

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As I float in the 38C waters, rich in natural minerals like silica and sulphur, a complimentary mud mask smeared across my face, I reflect on my time in Iceland. I think about Huldufolk, the mythical elfish creatures who many locals consider to be fact rather than folklore. I smile to myself as I realise that, after only a few days here, I believe a little more in magic too.

HOW TO GET THERE Iceland Beyond offers a four day/ three night itinerary from £1,990 per person (two sharing). Includes B&B accommodation at the ION Adventure Hotel and Alda Hotel, all activities and private luxury transportation. Flights from London Gatwick to Reykjavik cost from £34.99 per person with WOW air. By Erin Cardiff, Press Association BELOW: The Blue Lagoon, Iceland and the Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle. (Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout)

on the doorstep of the bustling capital, the serene landscape can’t help but inspire a feeling of relaxation.

FRESH FOOD MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD Of course, wellness isn’t all about nourishing the mind. It’s about the body, too. Fridheimar, a family-run farm on the touristic Golden Circle route (which loops around some of Iceland’s most stunning natural sights) has opened one of its four tomato greenhouses to the public. Rather than waste tomatoes they don’t sell, they turn them into delicious dishes in an on-site restaurant. Sat amongst vine leaves, I feast on soup, ravioli and tomato ice cream, washed down with a Healthy Mary made of green tomato, honey, ginger and lime. As a vegetarian, I relish the novelty of being able to eat anything on the menu. Everything is fresh, simple and downright delicious.

GEOTHERMAL BATHS ARE PURE BLISS No visit to Iceland is complete without a trip to the Blue Lagoon. Just 15 minutes from Keflavik airport, it’s an ideal entry - or in my case, exit - point to the island. One of the country’s top attractions, it hosts up to 4,000 people a day. ABOVE & RIGHT: The ION Adventure hotel, Iceland. (Photo credit: PA Photo/Handout)

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HOW TO BE YOGA BODY CONFIDENT ACCORDING TO JESSAMYN STANLEY Breathing, stretching and selfawareness are the basics of yoga, and yet somewhere along the line we’ve lost sight of them, Jessamyn Stanley tells Keeley Bolger

she spend her teens vaulting in the gym. She’s honest and, if you want an answer to whether or not you’ll pass wind during yoga (you will), she’s your go-to woman.

Yoga body. Innocuous-sounding, but peel it back and the preconceptions are there.

So when she says ‘every body yoga’ she means it. Like many of us, she has felt the laser-like gaze on her in the studio, but hopes in writing the book, more people will feel encouraged to practice.

“Until the turn of the 21st century, the yoga community in the West has been characterised by people who have the money and the time to devote themselves to it, and that has tended to fall into the category of wealthy, predominantly white, slender people, and even more specifically, women,” explains Jessamyn Stanley, yoga teacher and author of new book Every Body Yoga. “The reality is that, that has nothing to do with yoga. The truth of yoga has absolutely nothing to do with body size or skin colour or physical ability [or] gender expression. It’s literally about connecting to your breath and looking within yourself.” Stanley, from North Carolina, describes herself as ‘fat’. She’s not from a moneyed background, nor did

Here, she lays out her advice on three common concerns...

PROBLEM ONE: WHAT IF EVERYBODY LOOKS AT ME IN MY YOGA CLASS? “One of the most common questions I get is, ‘I’m worried that everyone’s going to stare at me.’ And I’m like, ‘They are going to stare at you. That’s the first thing you need to get over before you even go to the class because you can’t spend the whole time thinking, ‘Everybody’s looking at me.’ Everybody is looking at you.”

SO WHAT CAN I DO? “If you’re that concerned about it, don’t go to a live class. Take an online class. Sometimes it really is that

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intimidating to be in a space with other people. If you take an online class, you don’t need to have a teacher in the room with you, staring and telling you what to do. If you have a space that feels good for you, that’s really all you need.”

PROBLEM TWO: I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT HOW I LOOK DURING YOGA PRACTICE. “We spend so much of our lives asking each other, ‘How do I look? Does this look OK?’ It’s, ‘How do I appear to others, not how do I feel?’ If every time you put on clothes you said, ‘How do I feel?’ you’d walk out of the house wearing wild things. “But the point is that no one is having the experience you’re having, so if it feels good to you, that’s all that matters. And nowhere is that more true than on a yoga mat.”

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“It’s so different to say, ‘How do I feel?’ Because ‘how do I feel’ might mean I need to pay more attention to this area, or I need to internalise this. That experience is so much more worthwhile and so much more telling. You can mine that experience for truth way more than you can the question of how you look.”

PROBLEM THREE: WHAT IF I CAN’T DO ANY OF THE YOGA POSES? “I used to feel self-conscious that people were looking at me because I’m larger-bodied and the teacher would always be like, ‘Have you done yoga before?’ and give me a lot of attention I didn’t want. “[Even now] I still have to talk myself down. I will be in a class and think ‘Man, I feel very self-conscious here.’”

WHAT CAN I DO? “Don’t look at other people; close your eyes. Find ways to slowly tune into yourself because no matter who else is in the room, it’s your practice. Even if you don’t get out of shavasana [relaxation pose]. Even if you don’t move. Even if you stay in table top position and you come out of downward facing dog after a breath every single time, it’s fine, because that’s your practice. “You don’t have to give an explanation to anybody else. You don’t have to feel guilty about it. That’s something I wish I had understood in the beginning.” Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley is published in paperback by Workman, priced £12.99. Available now By Keeley Bolger, Press Association


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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.

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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! The Regent Centre Christchurch www.regentcentre.co.uk

1ST FEBRUARY JOEL DOMMETT, PAVILION THEATRE One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows.

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THROUGHOUT MARCH 2018 SING YOUR HEART OUT FOR CHARITY WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES Diverse Abilities has an exciting opportunity for individuals and groups to exercise their vocal cords in a bid to raise money for the Dorset disability charity. Throughout March 2018 Diverse Abilities is asking the local community to take part in the charity’s singing month. Anyone from established choir groups, to schools and individuals can take part in this fun and engaging project. Whether it’s busking in the street, organising a ticketed performance for friends and family or hosting a sing-off in school, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to make a difference and raise vital funds to support the charity’s services that support over 700 people across Dorset. Diverse Abilities frequently use singing in its services, especially at its specialist school, Langside. Using song as part of a routine helps the children supported recognise actions, days, and repetitive tasks. Local pubs have already registered their interest in taking part in the Sing to Raise fundraising initiative. The Boot Inn in Weymouth will be hosting their ‘Cheese, Wine & JAM!’ Open Mic Night on Monday 5 March and a live music event with Andy Grant on Tuesday 6 March 2018. The Famous Old Spa pub and restaurant in Weymouth are also getting involved and will be hosting a band night on 29 March 2018, alongside a bucket collection to support Diverse Abilities. If you’d like to know more about Sing to Raise and have an idea of how you could get involved, visit www.diverseabilities. org.uk/sing or call Nicole directly on 01202 718266 to discuss your ideas. Diverse Abilities www.diverseabilities.org.uk/sing

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RECRUITMENT

LOCAL JOBS The latest jobs in your area.

SALES NEGOTIATOR

SALES NEGOTIATOR

We are presently seeking an experienced Sales Negotiator to join our busy residential department. The ideal candidate will be selfmotivated, and be able to conduct property valuations when required. In addition, they will be computer literate and possess a good working knowledge of the industry.

Silverbirch Estate Agents have an opportunity to join our close knit, experienced team in a Sales Negotiator position. You must be dedicated, reliable, honest, driven and confident and MUST be able to work well as a team. This is a huge opportunity to develop and be a part of a growing independent business with morals. Valid UK Driving license & own car required.

In the first instance please send your CV to anthony.baynham@churchfield.uk.com or call 01202 779911

Please email your CV and cover letter to Laila@silverbirchestateagents.com

SALES NEGOTIATOR Winkworth Westbourne are looking to recruit a full time Sales Negotiator to work in their extremely busy Westbourne office. The successful candidate will be of smart appearance, be able to work well under pressure and in a team environment and be confident in dealing with clients both in person and on the telephone. Most importantly, the successful candidate will not be afraid of hard work and must be target driven. Some form of sales experience is preferable however not necessarily essential. To apply, please contact Ben Jesty 01202 767633 or bjesty@winkworth.co.uk

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WAITERS AND BAR STAFF

ADMINISTRATOR Administrator required for a kitchen showroom in Bournemouth. The role involves ordering, scheduling, customer service, producing documents using Word & Excel. Candidates must be smart, professional and capable of using their own initiative. Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

The Jazz Café located on Sandbanks Beach, are looking for waiters and bar staff.

The role will be 3 days a week, 9.30am – 6pm, plus every other Saturday, 10am-4pm. Rate of pay £9 per hour.

Weekly pay, great atmosphere and place to work.

Please send your CV to sales@kitchenhouse.co.uk

Please send in your CV to info@jazzcafesandbanks.co.uk or call 01202 708346

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. If you are currently looking for employment and would be interested to be part of this exciting opportunity with excellent career progression opportunities, we are currently looking for a senior property consultant with experience and an office manager/secretary. Please contact us on: Ringwood@w-w.co.uk 01425 655900

TO ADVERTISE YOUR JOB HERE Contact Ross Stallion ross@house-mag.co.uk or Gary Pearce gary@house-mag.co.uk 144


MONDAY-FRIDAY THROUGHOUT JANUARY Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5AG. Call: 01202 20 30 60

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ESTATE AGENT IN BOURNEMOUTH

It’s the start of a New Year and therefore a perfect time to assess your property goals for 2018 At this time of year, we see thousands of local people looking to get their property valued with an up to date market appraisal. This expert information allows them to then make the right decision for their property. Did you know Rightmove attracts the highest amount of website traffic between Christmas Day and the New Year, proving people are looking to move the following year. Even if it’s pure curiosity, the seed is planted and that’s why it’s integral you make the most of this and place your property on the market sooner rather than later.

Superb, Modern Offices in Corner Locations, Attracting Extensive Footfall People and property are our two main passions, hence why we pride ourselves in a great work space for our customers to come into and feel at home in. We believe face-to-face meetings are important; the more we understand your requirements, the better job we can do! All of our offices are modern, with Interactive touch screens in each window, meaning our properties are advertised 24/7.

There will be many reasons as to why you may want to move house in 2018. Allow us to show you why we’ll do an award-winning job.

Short Duration Contracts and No Penalties for Multi-agency Instructions We’re so confident in our ability to do a great job that we do not tie our customers into long-term legal contracts. In fact, if your current agency does request this, you might like to ask yourself why.

Trusted Local Agent We are here for the long-haul, we have a tried and tested business model and have been operating in the local area for over 15 years. We are not an estate agency that is here today, gone tomorrow and we pride ourselves in this.

We Welcome Competition We are proud of our heritage and the continuous National Awards we have won. Therefore we do not worry about competition, in fact we welcome it! At the end of the day, YOU and YOUR property are the most important factors in the equation.

Open 6 Days a Week We don’t want anyone to risk missing out on viewings at the weekend so we work all day Saturday to allow for people’s busy schedules and go the extra mile to book viewings on Sundays, bank holidays and evenings. Bespoke Marketing Standing out in a crowded market place is more important than ever. We create bespoke marketing campaigns for you. We love video marketing and believe there is no better way to show-off a property, so regularly organise presenter-led videos to set us apart from the rest. This also allows potential buyers to connect with our Sales Team. We have pitched and placed many of our

properties into national press, such as Country Life and the Mail on Sunday. We know property journalists and influencers to make your property gain the attention it deserves. A Strong Track Record of Delivering Results There’s a reason we are a trusted agent in the area for over 15 years and that our company CEO has bought and sold in the area for over 30 years. Many of our properties sell for over the asking price and we have been listed as Number 1 by Rightmove for Sales in our core postcodes. Independency is Key As we are independently owned we do not have to report to a detached Head Office that does not understand our locality or the trends here. It also means we can make quick decision that work best for you! Coverage on All Major Property Portals Yes, that’s right! With us your property reaches millions of potential customers, as well as leading media. These include Rightmove, Zoopla, PrimeLocation and many more. Experienced Management Team and Professional Photography You may have heard it before but collective team knowledge and experience counts for so much in this market. We celebrate over 80 years’ of estate agency expertise and we are happy to share this with you. As part of our role you’ll benefit from professional photography, detailed floor-plans and your property will be listed as a Featured Property on all websites, which other agents charge for. Our gift to you!

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ESTATE AGENT IN BOURNEMOUTH

St Catherine’s Road, Southbourne £594,500

P TO OT EX EN TE TIA N L D

This Arts & Crafts property dates back to 1908 and is offered in perfect condition retaining all the restored period features the house has to offer. The accommodation in full comprises imposing entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, modern fitted kitchen, master bedroom and two further double bedrooms, family bathroom and downstairs WC. EPC BAND = D

Dorset Road, Christchurch £160,000

Hendford Gardens, Ensbury Park £280,000

Coastguard Way, Mudeford £480,000

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

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

Three bedroom end townhouse in a sought after cul-de-sac position close to harbour and public slipway. Offers scope for improvement. Convenient for local shops, bus routes, Mudeford Quay and beaches. EPC BAND = D

LANDLORD?

Instruct Lovett in Christchurch to fully manage your property and benefit from 7% + VAT fees. What are you waiting for?

• NO SET UP FEE • NO RENEWAL FEE • INCLUDES OUR FULL PLATINUM SERVICE • APPLIES TO BH23, BH24 & BH25 postcodes Call the office today and speak to our dedicated Lettings team.

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