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NEWS The latest local news

10 RETAIL THERAPY

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 13 APPLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS 44 DORSET DESIGN BUILD 78 SUCCESSFULLY REPAINTING YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS 102 5 TIPS FOR CONSERVATORIES

TALKING BUSINESS 35 RUMSEY HOLIDAY HOMES 70 NuVuw 48 HOMELINE MORTGAGE SERVICES 124 TP SHERWOOD

INTERIORS 38 JUST SHUTTERS 120 LIVING INTERIORS 135 CORAL INTERIORS 128 SEAFARING

ASK THE EXPERT 46 MAIDMANS MOVING & STORAGE

LOCAL PROPERTIES 98 TOP PROPERTIES

TRAVEL 104 LOST CITY IN THE SKY

INTERVIEW 138 LED ZIP

OUTDOOR LIVING 140 REFORMED PLASTICS Recycling never looked so good

MOTORING 142 MOTORING NEWS What’s new

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FOOD & DRINK

116 DIARY OF A LETTING AGENT

144 RACHEL RODDY Recipe

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HEALTH & BEAUTY 149 CLINIC VISJEUNE 150 FITTER THAN FIT 152 CHIC 161 FOOD FIT BODY Making an impact ON THE COVER

156 PUZZLES

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159 COMMUNITY FOOTBALL

ABOUT US HOUSE is a fortnightly magazine with approximately 100,000 readers and available in hundreds of outlets throughout Dorset. Pick up a free copy each fortnight from supermarkets, newsagents, estate agents, cinemas, theatres, garden centres, shopping centres, health clubs, hotels, train stations, bus stations, bars, clubs, restaurants, garages, doctors surgeries, dentists, cafes, pubs and many other retail outlets. HOUSE magazine is published by PPD&A Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden except with the express permission of the publisher. The views expressed in HOUSE are those of the contributors and are not necessarily shared by the magazine or it’s staff. PPD&A Ltd excepts no responsibility for content and / or advertising copy supplied by third parties. HOUSE magazine is printed on sustainable fibre supplied through certified schemes. Both our paper mills have ISO14001 and EMAS.

160 RECRUITMENT The latest local jobs

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The latest news stories in your area.

ARE YOU READY FOR MEES? The Association of Residential Letting Agents have warned that a huge number of landlords are not ready for the energy efficiency changes coming into effect on Sunday 1st April. The legislation states that as of the 1st new lets, to include renewals, will be required to comply with minimum energy efficiency standards, or MEES. The legislation stipulates rental properties must have a minimum EPC rating of a band E; this is to ensure that tenants have more energy efficient and better insulated rental homes. Any landlords with properties with an F or G band EPC rating will have to make improvements to the property and have a new EPC compiled before they are able to let the property or renew an existing tenancy. Failure to do so could result in fines of up to £4,000 or loss of rental on an empty property that can’t be let until improvements are made. Goadsby have been increasingly busy ensuring they keep their landlords up to date and compliant and Kate urges any landlords looking to let their properties to contact her for advice and to discuss how Goadsby can ensure they remain legally compliant. Kate can be contacted on 01202 432188 or kate.west@goadsby.com

HELEN WINTERS OF CORAL INTERIORS IS NAMED DESIGNER OF THE MONTH A Dorset businesswoman has become the first interior designer in the county and the south west to be certified by an international vegan website for avoiding the use of animal products in her work. Helen Winter of Coral Interiors in Bournemouth has been named Designer of the Month by VeganDesign.org, the USbased ethical interior design resource.

Coral Interiors has been trading since 2014 and has worked with over 30 clients on both home staging and interior design. For more information contact Helen on: 07784 469334 or email. info@coralinteriors.co.uk www.coralinteriors.co.uk

“As an animal loving vegan this is a really important award for me,” says Helen, who enjoys walking her white German Shepherd Luna along Bournemouth beach. “I like to know that the products I use in my designs have been sourced humanely. I choose healthier faux alternatives in place of highly treated fabrics that don’t contain poisonous chemicals. I’m currently the only interior designer in Dorset and the south west to be certified in vegan, cruelty-free design.”

For further information, please contact HR on 01202 718266 or email jobs@diverseabilities.org.uk

DISCOVER THE DELIGHTS OF WIMBORNE THIS APRIL This April sees the return of Discover Wimborne a month-long opportunity to visit the Minster town of Wimborne. The launch of Discover Wimborne took place at the Priest House Museum on Thursday 22nd March, where more than 140 events and promotions were announced with over 100 businesses taking part in the opportunity. Visitors and locals are invited to explore the delights of the town and Discover Wimborne as a destination and make the most of the month long promotions. Events start on the 1st April when The Olive Branch at East Borough will be holding The Great Easter Pug Parade with Best Bonnet and Easter Dress Competitions taking place in the Puggin’ Marquee! This is open to all dogs and their owners. If you are more of a cool cat then why not join Molly the Model Town Cat for the Easter Egg Hunt Quiz. The whole month offers an array of varied activities, with something for

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Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is encouraging the local community to come along to an event to find out how they could start a career in care and make a huge difference to adults with disabilities in the local area. The charity is currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to join its Adult Services Team where they could be supporting adults in their own home or at the charity’s day opportunity centre, Barnabas. To find out more, Diverse Abilities is inviting those interested in working with them to an event on Wednesday 11 April between 10am and 2pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd, located at Stanfield Road, Poole BH12 3HR.

everyone with Wimborne Wellness Day, Family Fun Days, FREE organic hair testing at Organic Hair Café, Ghosts, Myths and Legends town tours and walks, loose foods wrapped in paper with everything plastic free at Spill the Beans, Free Pilates, antique valuations at George Kinder in West Borough, FREE ring cleaning at Ockenden and Hemming in the Square, a sweet tombola at the Fudge and Candy Shack! There’s even an opportunity to showcase your cooking skills with Wimborne’s Best Yorkshire Pudding competition, run by Dacombes!

Allendale House or the Tivoli. Or visit www.wimborne.info to download your very own digital copy. Many of the events are free and are selling out so be quick to pick up your tickets or register your interest.

The prestigious Welsh Kenfig Hill Male voice Choir are making a return visit to sing in the Minster Church of St. Cuthburga, Wimborne on Saturday 21st April. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

“Many events are free, there is something for everyone and it’s great to see businesses working together to provide opportunities for residents and visitors to enable them to discover our great town. Everyone can be assured of a warm Wimborne welcome this April”.

To find out more, pick up a programme from the Tourist Information Centre, Community Learning and Resource Centre, Model Town, Walford Mill,

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Wimborne BID Manager, Tammy Sleet states, “Discover Wimborne promises to be better than EVER this year with more businesses participating. It’s an opportunity to showcase the whole town and for every business to join forces and raise their profile”.

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Dorset Design Build—the designers and makers of incredible landscaping—are proud to announce the launch of their Dorset Oak Fence Panels.

The expert team at Food Fit Body are gearing up for their next 21-day Reboot programme which kicks off on the 23rd April, perfect timing to shape up for summer. This is an online food and fitness programme with a difference. Through a combination of real whole food recipes, short HIIT workouts and unrivalled online support, it delivers quick results that are sustainable because it aims to address the root causes of a range of common health issues and supports the body back to balance. Based on the latest scientific evidence, it addresses issues like weight gain, low energy, bloating, poor sleep and lack lustre skin. HIIT and strength training workouts are delivered via 15 minute daily workout videos and it is this form of exercise that really gets fast results in terms of weight loss, strength and tone. But the benefits of HIIT don’t stop there, read more about this on page 161. Not only that they can be done in the comfort of your own home with no equipment required.

In the course of their work on recent projects they came to realise there is just no high-quality, hardwood/ oak fencing on the market. So, they decided to fill that gap and make it themselves! Each panel is handmade in their workshop, all hand finished and prepared by their in-house carpenter Joshua. Each standard Dorset Oak Fence Panel measures 1.8m x 1.8m, and is an incredibly sturdy and stunning alternative to your average offerings. The panel comes with 2 oak fence posts (100mm x 100mm, at 2.4m long), an oak gravel board and oak capping. The panel is made up of 100mm wide x 15 mm thick oak boards with 4mm gaps in between. This panel is handmade and put together with stainless steel screws. The oak is also coated with an Osmo UV protection oil to help the wood retain its natural colour for longer. The team is so confident in this product that every panel comes with a 20-year guarantee. The panels are built to order, so whilst they can produce the standard fencing size, they are also able to produce any size or shape panel to suit you—just send them an email and they will be sure to help. For more information visit www. dorsetdesignbuild.co.uk

RICK STEIN SANDBANKS SUPPORTS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Food Fit Body team have reported great results - weight loss, more energy, renewed motivation, glowing skin. The added bonus of the programme is the daily support and encouragement that you get via a private Facebook group where Fran, Carrie and James share their knowledge, expertise and guidance, keeping you motivated throughout the 21 days. There’s even a live Q&A session once a week for added support. Ready to shape up for summer? House readers receive a 10% discount off the normal price of £95. To book your place visit www.foodfitbody.co.uk. Enter the code: HOUSE at checkout.

COLEMAN INSURANCE BROKERS AND LESTER ALDRIDGE CO-HOST GDPR WORKSHOP FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES Coleman Insurance Brokers and Lester Aldridge co-hosted a GDPR workshop, entitled, ‘The New Regime’. The event was held at the RNLI in Poole and attended by in excess of 35 local business people who were keen to hear the updates to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws which come into effect on 25th May 2018.

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Clive Price, Head of Commercial Insurance at Coleman advised, “It was great to get such a good turnout. There are many fears over the size of potential fines that might be imposed for non GDPR compliant businesses and

Lester Aldridge Partner Geoff Trobridge commented, “We have to treat personal data like any other property – if it belongs to someone else and you haven’t got a solid reason to use it, then you mustn’t.”

Rick Stein’s restaurant in Sandbanks recently raised over £2,200 for Dorset’s disability charity, Diverse Abilities, through the sale of lunches. Guests to the seafood restaurant could choose to eat from the special charity three course lunch menu donating £2.50 per person, supporting the local cause while enjoying fabulous food. The funds raised will be used towards the creation of a kitchen space at the charity’s adult centre, Barnabas. The new kitchen will develop the skills of the people supported in food preparation that they can use in their homes and provide foundation level training for adults on the AQA LifeSkills Awards Programme. Pete Murt, head chef at Rick Stein Sandbanks, said: “We’re really pleased to have supported such a fantastic charity like Diverse Abilities, thank you to everyone for attending our charity lunches and supporting such a well deserving charity.” For further information regarding Diverse Abilities and its adult centre, please visit www. diverseabilities.org.uk or to find out more about Rick Stein Sandbanks visit www.rickstein.com

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COMMUNITY PARTNER NEWS...! Goadsby’s very own CEO James Croker and Community Apprentice Scott Curtis, took time out to present a Community Team shirt to Goadsby Estate Agents Managing Director, Paul Stewart recently. Goadsby, have been prevalent in producing the Bournemouth Rugby community leaflets that they distribute into our local schools. Paul said, “We are thrilled to continue our support of Bournemouth Rugby Club’s Community Apprentice Programme and will be helping spread the word by distributing the dedicated leaflets given to children at their lessons via our Central Dorset Branch network and our Head Office in Holdenhurst Road.” Goadsby would like to thank everyone so much for the continued support.

POPULAR GARDEN CENTRE RAISES MORE THAN £4,500 FOR DORSET MIND Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has raised £4,548.03 for its charity partner, Dorset Mind. The garden centre selected the local mental health charity as its charity to support in 2017. Employees at the centre raised funds and awareness for the charity by hosting events throughout the year as well as participating in individual charitable challenges. During 2017 the garden centre held two popular Quiz Nights and also collected donations in its Wishing Well and Fountain Coins, coins thrown into the centre’s outdoor water features. Throughout December, the centre also held a Christmas Family Night and Christmas Shopping Night to encourage donations for the charity. Ferndown’s centre manager, Simon Hallam, took part in the Brighton Marathon in April 2017 to further raise funds for Dorset Mind. Simon said: “We are delighted with the final amount raised for Dorset Mind. We worked hard

within the centre to raise money for them through a range of activities and help raise awareness of mental health issues across Dorset. “Completing the Brighton Marathon for the charity was a personal highlight of the year. I raised £250 for Dorset Mind off the back of this challenge and I would like to thank everyone for their generous support.” Dee Swinton, marketing manager at Dorset Mind, said: “One well-known benefit of gardening is the ability to enhance people’s mental health and wellbeing, so it seemed a natural partnership working with Haskins Garden Centre right from the start. “We’re over the moon with the amount Haskins has raised - this considerable donation will go towards helping us support and educate local people to recover and live with mental health challenges. As an affiliate of Mind, we have to create successful fundraising

Gales Solicitors in Winton in Bournemouth has been joined by 3 new members of staff in a period of expansion for the busy Winton office. The new staff members bring with them a wealth of experience across their legal specialities and an unusually high level of languages being spoken, which they hope to put to good use. Jodi Halkier joins as an experienced Head of Conveyancing. Jodi has previously owned and run her own legal practices in South Africa but relocated to Europe with her family in 2011. She spent 6 years working in Majorca before moving to Bournemouth. She speaks Afrikaans and intermediate Spanish. Jodi advised, “I am really enjoying working in the relaxed and friendly environment at Gales Solicitors. I work with an incredibly diverse mix of commercial and residential clients and I love the atmosphere within the team!”

Having just completed her legal practice course Wingwai will be starting her training as a solicitor later on this year. She has previously worked for 2 years with another local law firm. Wingwai advised, “I’m very happy to be a part of the busy Gales conveyancing team. I speak Cantonese fluently and have conversational Mandarin and hope that I might have the opportunity to use these language skills.” Lucian Sandu joins the firm as a family lawyer, specialising in all aspects of child care. He has previously worked for law firms in Wiltshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire and is an accredited member of the Children’s Law Panel with many years of experience in his sector. Lucian also speaks fluent Romanian. Gales Partner Matthew Moore commented, “We are delighted to welcome our new staff. They are a very welcome addition to our close- knit team. Gales have been attracting lots of new clients across the area and it was

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“We’ve participated in many events at the centre throughout the last year from bucket-collecting, to quiz and music nights. The Ferndown centre also generously donated us Easter and Christmas cakes and toy reindeer to sell, as well as holding two Christmas evenings with mulled wine and festive hampers to raffle.” Haskins Garden Centre is located in Ferndown, Dorset. Visit www.haskins. co.uk for more information.

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essential that we looked to expand our team. We are looking forward to a busy and successful 2018.” About Gales Solicitors: Gales Solicitors was established in 1948 by John Gale and has been providing legal advice to the people of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas for 70 years. Now located on Winton high street, Gales Solicitors continue to deliver a professional service from a local base. Offering legal services to both individuals and business clients. The company prides itself on offering expert advice with a friendly face. www.gales-solicitors.co.uk


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HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £595,000

HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £315,000

A fantastic opportunity to purchase this stunning raised ground floor apartment in this exclusive gated development. Offering outstanding panoramic sea views and luxurious accommodation. No onward chain.

Situated in the heart of Highcliffe village, a superbly spacious first floor apartment, offering two double bedrooms, two bathrooms (en-suite to master) and a delightful south facing sunroom and terrace. Set within a secure and gated private development.

Share of freehold | Large open plan kitchen/dining/living room | Two bedrooms | En-suite shower room | Family bathroom | Terrace | Secure underground parking | EPC “C”

Leasehold | Open plan kitchen/diner/living room | Two bedrooms | En-suite shower room | Family bathroom | Lift | Balcony | Off street parking | Good decorative order | Pets allowed | EPC “B”

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. NEW MILTON £179,950

HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £120,000

Situated in a superb location close to the shops and station, a good size, two-bedroom A well designed, spacious one-bedroom first floor retirement flat, with gas central Four bedrooms | fourgated bathrooms | garden room with | hallno | drawing room | studio complexheating, | diningand room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum over six apartment in a secure development. Offered forward chain. a lovely southerly outlook, situated only a short distance from the| shops and cliff top. acres of land Leasehold | Two bedrooms | Kitchen | Living/dining room | Two bathrooms | Balcony | Upper floor flat with Lift | EPC “C”

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

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Leasehold | Bedroom | Kitchen | Living/dining room | Bathroom | No forward chain | EPC “B”

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The last two remaining mews houses featuring crisp, contemporary interiors and spacious accommodation, right in the village centre and just minutes from the cliff top and beach.

Brand new, three bedroom town houses with parking for two cars and lovely south facing, landscaped gardens. These fabulous homes feature stunning open plan and fully integrated kitchen/diners, bright and airy sitting rooms with bi-fold doors onto the garden, and two luxuriously fitted bath/ shower rooms with tiling from Porcelenosa. Fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom and flooring is included throughout with quick occupation available.

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HARBOUR VIEW ROAD, ASHLEY CROSS £975,000

COMPTON AVENUE, LILLIPUT £925,000

A beautifully presented New England detached family home built by AJ Developments. The property boasts over 2600 sq. ft.

A substantial detached family home benefitting from direct access via the rear garden onto the prestigious Parkstone Golf Course.

4 Bedrooms l4 Bathrooms l Garden l Patio l Balcony l Off Street Parking l Garage l Village l Outbuilding l Sea View

4 Bedrooms l 2 Reception Rooms l 3 Bathrooms l Garden l Off Street Parking l Garage

AUSTIN AVENUE, LILLIPUT £700,000

FURZEY CLOSE, LOWER PARKSTONE £385,000

A deceptively spacious detached family home in a very popular area in Lilliput and within walking distance of Whitecliff Park.

A modern three/four bedroom detached family home recently built within a private gated development, just walking distance to Ashley Cross Village.

5 Bedrooms l 3 Reception Rooms l 3 Bathrooms l Garden l Off Street Parking l Double Garage

4 Bedrooms l 2 Reception Rooms l 2 Bathrooms l Garden l Residents Parking l Garage

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.

ROAD £385,000 LODGE CLOSE, LOWER PARKSTONE £389,950 Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complexBREEZE, | dining room |DURRANT wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

A recently renovated detached character family home, situated within a cul-de-sac location, whilst also being just a short walk to Penn Hill Village.

An immaculately presented raised ground floor two double bedroom apartment located in a popular road in Lower Parkstone, being just a short walk to Ashley Cross village.

3 Bedrooms l 2 Reception Rooms l Family bathroom l South facing flat landscaped garden

Share of Freehold l 2 Bedrooms l 2 Bathrooms l 2 balconies l Underground residents Parking

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Branksome Park

£1,300,000

Large detached bungalow New Instruction

Situated in a one acre plot offering scope to extend, remodel or redevelop (STPP) ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Fitted kitchen/breakfast room Spacious split level lounge/diner Five bedrooms Four bathrooms & cloakroom

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Garage & car port Large established gardens of 1.052 acres Energy rating TBC

Branksome Park

£1,950,000

Stunning family home Sold

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Luxury open plan kitchen/lifestyle room Large triple aspect sitting room Study and cinema room 5 double bedrooms

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5 luxuriously appointed bathrooms Integral garage Private south westerly aspect garden Energy rating D

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Lower Parkstone

£740,000

Beautifully presented chalet bungalow

Canford Cliffs

£625,000

Close to Canford Cliffs Village and local beaches

Price Reduction

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Charming, character maisonette apartment with private southerly aspect garden. ■■ Spacious lounge ■■ 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite) ■■ Fitted kitchen/breakfast room ■■ Office/study, utility ■■ Dining room, sun room ■■ Garage & driveway ■■ 4 good sized bedrooms ■■ Energy rating TBC

Branksome Park £325,000

Canford Cliffs £485,000

Branksome Park £750,000

Beautifully presented ground floor apartment

Sought-after location close to Canford Cliffs Village

Bright and spacious duplex apartment

Ground floor apartment in gated Regency style development.

Ideally located for Westbourne Village and Branksome Chine.

Price Reduction

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

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Southerly aspect lounge/diner Luxuriously fitted kitchen 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) Study/utility room Underground parking, cycle store Energy rating B

Residential Sales: 01202 708383 info@berkeleys.com

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Dual aspect lounge/diner Triple aspect sun room Southerly facing balcony 3 double bedrooms (all en-suite) 2 underground parking spaces Energy rating C

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Garage & parking Energy rating C

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QUEENS PARK | GUIDE PRICE £650,000 A substantial four double bedroom, two reception room detached character house located in the highly sought after Queens Park location. Benefitting from a ground floor shower room, sunny aspect rear garden with swimming pool, off road parking and garage.

LITTLEDOWN | GUIDE PRICE £635,000

BOURNEMOUTH | £1,000,000

Four double bedroom detached character house situated on a premier road within the Littledown location. Superbly presented throughout the property benefits from two reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, conservatory and two bath/ shower rooms. private rear garden, garage and ample off road parking.

A unique investment opportunity to purchase a pair of substantial semi-detached character houses situated within close proximity to Bournemouth Town Centre. Currently let as established student houses the property offers an ideal investment or potential development opportunity STPP.

WESTBOURNE | GUIDE PRICE £180,000

BOURNEMOUTH | £265,000

BOSCOMBE SPA | £479,950

A superbly presented one double bedroom ground floor character apartment ideally situated between Bournemouth town centre and Westbourne. Offering spacious living accommodation, modern fitted bathroom and a share of freehold. Benefitting from many original features and no forward chain.

A stunning two double bedroom third floor apartment situated within a landmark development in the heart of Bournemouth town centre. Benefitting from two luxury bath/ shower rooms and a spacious open plan kitchen/ dining/ living room.

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

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ASHLEY HEATH | £895,000 Contemporary designed chalet style residence remodelled and renovated to an exacting standard in a highly regarded area. Fabulous lounge/kitchen/orangery, utility, study, lounge, 4 double bedrooms, 2 en-suites. Impressive carriage driveway and front porch. Double garage and secluded rear garden.

ASHLEY HEATH | G.P. £850,000

ASHLEY HEATH | G. P. £635,000

A superbly presented six bedroom detached chalet residence set within a generous plot approaching 0.4 of an acre in a desirable location. Beautifully enhanced light and spacious accommodation with atrium windows. Carriage driveway, secluded gardens, garage.

An immaculate and spacious three bedroom bungalow set in a secluded plot with a south facing garden in one of Ashley Heath’s most sought after locations just a short walk from Ringwood Forest. Offered with no forward chain.

RINGWOOD | £449,950

ST LEONARDS | £625,000

ST IVES | £450,000

A beautifully presented three bedroom circa 1935 semidetached house with many characterful features and situated in a sought after road within walking distance of the Town Centre. Extensive gardens, driveway parking and garage.

An impressive five bedroom family home located in a sought after road of executive properties. The property benefits from a south westerly facing garden, a double garage, and en-suite to master bedroom. Potential to update.

A wonderful three/four bedroom detached bungalow beautifully maintained with generous accommodation and very pretty gardens. Conservatory, utility, two bathrooms. NO CHAIN.

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BRANKSOME PARK | £500,000 A beautifully presented, light and airy 3/4 bedroom, three bathroom, two reception room town house with an integral garage and private rear garden set in a delightful close of similar houses in the sought after Branksome Park. This lovely home is conveniently located, just over ½ a mile from Westbourne with its range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The stunning Branksome Beach is a pleasant walk through the chine and is approximately 1½ miles away.

UPTON | £525,000

LOWER PARKSTONE | £532,000

A truly unique three bedroom, three reception room, two bathroom family home which has a wonderful character feel throughout with a number of out buildings, off road parking facilities for several cars, a garage and a car port workshop, set in a beautiful country lane with other individual properties.

An immaculately presented four-bedroom, two reception-room, two-bathroom townhouse with a southerly-facing sun terrace overlooking Poole Harbour. This beautiful home is set in an elevated position and enjoys a low-maintenance southerly-facing rear garden accessed via the first-floor lounge.

POOLE | £285,000

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A delightful, well presented, Edwardian three bedroom, end of terrace, family home with a recently refitted kitchen and bathroom, an approx. 80ft rear garden, off road parking, gas central heating and double glazing. Conveniently located for local shops and within ½ a mile of Constitution Hill which provides stunning views over Poole Harbour.

A well-presented, attractive, detached modern home set on a corner plot with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one en suite) garage and off-road parking for 2 cars and offered with immediate vacant possession. This pretty home is set in a quiet close in Hamworthy and is less than a miles walking distance to Hamworthy Park and a 12 minute drive to Upton Country Park.

A delightful Victorian, two bedroom, two reception room, mid terraced home, with a garden and potential for off road parking at the rear. Set in the popular location of Heckford Park which is situated close to Poole Town Centre, Hospital and Bus Station.

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FERNDOWN | £790,000 A superbly located and extremely spacious five bedroom, three bathroom, four reception room detached family home with an enclosed south facing private rear garden, an oversized detached double garage and generous offroad parking. Sitting proudly on a secluded plot measuring in excess of ¼ of an acre whilst enjoying one of Ferndown’s most sought after locations and situated approximately 450 metres from Ferndown’s town centre.

FERNDOWN | £695,000

FERNDOWN | £550,000

A superbly positioned and extremely spacious five bedroom, three bathroom, four reception room detached family home with annexe potential, a 90ft private rear garden with a heated swimming pool and games room, a detached double garage and generous off-road parking. Nestled away in a peaceful yet convenient location close to local amenities.

An immaculately presented and substantially enlarged three double bedroom, four bathroom, three reception room detached chalet bungalow, with a one bedroom self-contained annexe, a private west facing rear garden, garage and generous off-road parking for several vehicles. Located approximately 500 metres away from Ferndown’s common.

FERNDOWN | £475,000

FERNDOWN | £465,000

FERNDOWN | £415,000

A substantially enlarged and superbly modernised four double bedroom, three bathroom detached family home with a private south facing rear garden, a single garage, car port and generous off-road parking. Tucked away in a pleasant cul-de-sac location whilst enjoying a sought after and convenient small select development.

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. The current vendors have completely refurbished this large family home which has been finished to a high standard.

A beautifully modernised and extended four bedroom, two reception room detached family home, tucked away in a peaceful cul-de-sac whilst enjoying a popular and convenient location close to amenities. The property has been completely refurbished by the current owners who have managed to create a stylish family home with light and spacious accommodation.

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GLASS HALF FULL OR GLASS HALF EMPTY? There’s always more than one way to look at things

I’m the sort of person that always looks for the positive in everything - I was glad when I ruptured a disc because I lost some weight, had a nice lie down and the surgeon says it’s now stronger than the other discs. My wife on the other hand when offered a drink might well observe that not only is the glass half empty, it’s the wrong sort of water and she’s not thirsty anyway. I’ve been writing about holiday property marketing for years and I’ve constantly returned to the theme of using data not emotion to make decisions in the business. One of the articles that sticks most in my mind was a few years ago when I was convinced that people were booking holidays later and wrote about how we were going to have to adjust to this new reality, but when I ran the numbers it turned out not to be true at all, in fact bookings were coming in slightly earlier on average than before. The problem is that no matter how much data you have there is always scope to interpret it in different ways so we can end up right back in glass half full/empty territory. Let’s take a simple and uncontroversial bit of data and conclusion - If you haven’t sold all your summer holiday weeks by the end of May then your agent is doing something wrong. That’s completely clear except that if you have sold all your summer holiday weeks by the end of May then your agent is doing something wrong! What on earth am I on about? This is a perfect example of something that can be interpreted both ways - Demand exceeds supply in the summer holidays so every week should sell and how soon is a function of presentation and price married with the length of time a property has been available.

When a property has 20 weeks booked by the end of January the owner is really happy and may even send bottles of wine or chocolates into the office to thank us for doing such a great job. On the other hand how would we tell if we have got the pricing hopelessly wrong for a property and charged too little? Yes that’s right, you’d know because you would sell lots of weeks really early in the year! If the pricing is dead right on a property then it probably has one or two summer holiday weeks left by May which will fill up in the next month or so but this is not what makes an owner happy so that leaves me with a further dilemma - do I set prices for optimum revenue or to maximise owner satisfaction? Trouble is if I ask they will normally say they want optimum revenue but what they mean is they want to sell the most weeks earliest. Sometimes my job is like being on one of those staircases in an Escher painting where you keep climbing but end up back where you started (see ‘Relativity’ on the Escher Wikipedia page). The strict technical truth is that every week we sell was too cheap and every week we didn’t sell was too expensive but thinking about this too much will simply drive you to the funny farm so we are back to being slightly less technical about things - if bookings are below average then we’ll try and send more traffic to the page or reduce the price which is broadly speaking what would have been done before we had any data. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose! The next bit of interpretation is the self-fulfilling prophesy or skewed data set to be slightly more technical. I once went to see a property in an excellent location that was looking at joining us as their bookings were poor. It was a normal sized 3 bed place but set up to sleep 10-12 with bunk beds

and sofa beds. My immediate comment was that the place needed to be reduced to a sleeps 5 or 6 in comfort but the owner said that couldn’t possibly be the answer as everyone who booked used all the extra beds. Clearly this was a skewed data set - the sample was people who had booked somewhere with everyone crammed in on the cheap. If we set up a horror themed apartment with black walls dripping with blood and skeletons in the corners all the guests who came would say that they liked the decor but I’m not convinced we would be maximising bookings at the property! Actually, there probably is a market for holiday dungeons but we won’t go there. I’m still a big fan of looking at the data but maybe I’m kidding myself as there’s still as much art in the conclusions as there is science.

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 Simon Tolson owns Rumsey Holiday Homes in Sandbanks and a portfolio of holiday cottage agencies in Cornwall.

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• TRANQUILLITY: Allow your thoughts to sail away into the vast blue beyond. • DUNE: The warm summer sand between your toes. • TWILIGHT: Hopeful moments spent reflecting on your dreams. • GOLDEN DUSK: The sun-kissed evenings in which memories are made. What’s more, the colours have been carefully toned to ensure longevity of style in your home. Coupled with the most contemporary, large Louvered Shutters with hidden tilt rods, and the impact is undeniable ‘Just Shutters’ signature style, that we’ve all come to know and love. ONLY THE BEST Made from sustainable, certified, premium hardwood, these Coastal Shutters sing quality in every way. Unbeatable for their durability, they are as practical as they are beautiful, and as such are protected by the Just Shutters market-leading, lifetime guarantee! This range is not only influenced by the beautiful local area, but also a testament of the company’s journey; from starting their businesses in a showroom in Southbourne, to now covering over 165 towns and cities across the UK.

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DORSET DESIGN BUILD A Garden with the ‘WOW’ Factor THE BRIEF When Mr and Mrs Edwards first got in touch with Dorset Design Build, they warned the team that their work would be cut out for them. The steeply sloped garden had a deck that had seen better days, a swamp of a pool and a neglected appearance ready for a complete transformation. Modelled after a typically Californian design, the client wanted clean lines, open spaces and a modern look with a focus on creating an impressive space for entertaining.

THE DESIGN After several lengthy conversations, the team produced an incredibly detailed plan of action, which went a little something like this: The subsiding deck was to be replaced with a new structure that extended further into the available space.

Using white walls, light wood and fake grass for a low maintenance, the desired LA theme emerged to an immaculate finish. An expansive main deck area included a swimming pool and hot tub with feature planting, including one 400-year-old olive tree that was specially selected for a raised bed in the pool area, to add an extra element of drama and awe. Outdoor seating/dining areas including a sunken ‘snug’ with a dining table for eight, and a host of stylish poolside furniture were proposed to extend the possibilities for different types of entertaining and relaxation. And a custom BBQ area, with atmospheric lighting and a top of the range sound system, would complete the party scene!

WORK IN PROGRESS Prior to starting work on this project the team had to apply for planning permission to replace the deck, due to it being several metres off the ground. They handled this whole process on behalf of the client including an arboricultural statement (tree protection measures for all stages of development). The entire useable area of this garden design was supported on decking elevated at up to 4m from the sloping ground below. Strong foundations and a stable grounding for the extensive decking—that also included a swimming pool—was vitally important, and the first priority on starting this project. The original deck had not looked good from ground level and special attention was paid to ensure that the new design would be appealing from all aspects. A continuous, clean white wall extending to the ground below, as well as rhododendrons, wild meadow flowers and grasses planted along the banks, framed the property from the road, giving it that extra level of exclusivity.

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In total, the new space included 260m2 of decking, 120m2 of artificial grass and over 100 linear meters of white rendered walling.


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MEET THE TEAM Dorset Design Build are the designers and makers of truly inspiring landscaping, the likes of which give homeowners a completely new found love for their gardens. With 20 years experience, and an exacting eye for detail their team of talented builders bring their matchless designs (or indeed the designs of others) to life, using the finest quality materials and construction-minded technique. So, whether you’re looking for a re-modelled hedgerow or a full renovation, get in-touch and find out what they could do for you.

For more information contact Dorset Design Build on: t. 01202 981669 w. www.dorsetdesignbuild.co.uk e. info@dorsetdesignbuild.co.uk

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THE END RESULT When asked how they felt about the work done, Mr and Mrs Edwards said: “We are extremely pleased with the way the Dorset Design Build team approached and implemented our garden design project. From the initial consultation and design process, through the build itself and the subsequent after project service, the entire process has been well managed and superbly executed. At all times, the team were courteous, hard-working and flexible (even when we made a few design tweaks mid-project) and we would have no hesitation recommending them to other potential future customers.”

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TIME TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR FINANCES With spring in the air now is a good time to take a fresh look at your finances. We think about the physical side of spring cleaning and rejuvenating our homes such as sprucing up and redecorating, so why not do the same with our household finances. The team at local mortgage specialists, Homeline Mortgages, suggest there are several ways in which you may be able to freshen up your finances, starting with a look at your current mortgage arrangements. Oliver Bishton, Mortgage and Protection Adviser says “If you haven’t reviewed your mortgage arrangements in the last 5 years, then we recommend that you take the opportunity to do so now. Many lenders have some excellent mortgage products on offer, and any savings you make could be used to either use for general living expenditure, invested in your property, or used to reduce your loan and save on longer term interest payments on your home.” With spring being a time of renewal it’s the perfect time to evaluate things and make any necessary changes. The team at Homeline Mortgages have put down their top 5 tips.

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Sort out that pesky paperwork Most of us are guilty of storing up household paperwork, so now is a good time to go through everything and throw out any out of date material and check the status of current policies etc. Take a

look for example at the level of protection you have in place. Is it up to date, and are you covered for any unexpected eventualities, such as being made redundant or unable to work?

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Check out your credit status If you are applying for a mortgage or any sort of loan, any lender will check your credit rating. You can use free credit checks from companies such as Experian and Equifax and use the report to help you work out your financial position.

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Clear out unwanted stuff If you’re having a spring clean, how about making some cash from your unwanted stuff. Good quality items that you no longer want or use could be sold on online sales sites or a local car boot or even a garage sale. The proceeds could go towards a home improvement or decorating project. If you’re a first-time buyer, selling things you no longer need could help you boost your savings on the deposit for your first home.

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Shop around There has been a lot of media coverage lately about how the main suppliers we use for our home utilities and services are not rewarding us for customer loyalty. It’s worth spending a bit of time checking out if you could save money on regular household bills such as gas, electricity, telephone and broadband bills.

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Make your money work harder for you If you are having a spring money make over, look at any savings, ISA’s, pensions or investments. Make sure your money is working hard for you, and if you need help with specific matters, we can put you in touch with our sister company Baggette Wealth Management for whole of market, independent financial advice [www.baggette.co.uk] Homeline Mortgages offer a free, no-obligation mortgage and protection review. To talk to an adviser or book and appointment call Homeline Mortgages on 01202 937444 www.homelinemortgages.co.uk A fee may be charged should you proceed with a Mortgage or Protection application. Please ask your adviser for further details. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments.

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Sandbanks | 01202 744944

Guide price £1,300,000

Verwood | 01202 829777

£650,000

A substantial detached residence, which is set on an impressive plot within the heart of popular Sandbanks. This beautifully presented home would be ideal as weekend retreat but offers generously sized rooms also suitable for a main family residence

A beautifully presented and updated executive five bedroom family home with three generous receptions, kitchen/breakfast room and two en-suites. The property sits on a generous lot with Sylvain’s setting to the rear and further benefits from a double garage and block paved driveway.

Ground Floor Apartment | Visitor Parking | Private Outside Space | En Suite Bathroom | Modern Interior | Well Maintained Block | Spacious Apartment | Gas Central Heating | Allocated Parking | Fantastic Location

Beautifully presented | Five double bedrooms | Three receptions | Two en-suites | Generous plot | Double garage | Town Centre location

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£600,000 Corfe Mullen | 01202 842842

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 ensuite 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.

£520,000

Fine and Country Homes from Edwards are delighted to present this five bedroom detached family home, occupying an elevated position on the fringes of the popular village of Corfe Mullen and within catchment for reputable schools as well as close to local amenities and transport links. Five Bedrooms | sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Terraced Garden | Far Reaching Views | Double Garage | Popular Village | Vendor Suited

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

Ferndown | 01202 855595

£450,000 Bournemouth | 01202 555550

Offers Over £425,000

A delightful two/three bedroom detached bungalow enjoying a highly sought after location half a level mile from the town centre. The property boasts an impressively spacious kitchen breakfast room, three good sized bedrooms and a substantial quality double glazed conservatory. The fully enclosed rear garden has been landscaped and is well maintained for minimal maintenance.

Lovely private landscaped gardens, plenty of parking and a very sought after position, are just a few features of this gorgeous detached family home. Located within the highly regarded Hill View Primary School catchment this extensively modernised and thoughtfully extended property is the perfect family home, with spacious versatile and bright accommodation.

Delightful living room | Modern family bathroom | Spacious driveway and single garage | Attractive rear garden with a large paved patio/ sun terrace area

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Bournemouth | 01202 555550 Ferndown | 01202 855595 London | 0207 079 1515 Lower Parkstone | 01202 744944 Verwood | 01202 829777 Wimborne | 01202 842842

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£400,000

This two double bedroom, detached bungalow has been extensively refurbished by the current owners and now offers immaculately presented and well proportioned rooms throughout with bi-fold doors opening to the large and neatly maintained rear garden. There is ample off road parking to the front of the property.

Off road parking, a private rear garden and fantastic location, are just a few features of this delightful four bedroom detached home. This lovely family home is decorated throughout in light tones and soft shades, adding to its feeling of light and space. Located very close by are convenient shops and travel links as well as a selection of highly regarded local schools.

Detached Bungalow | Two Double Bedrooms | Well Proportioned Lounge with Bi-fold Doors | Stylish Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Modern Bathroom | Extensively Refurbished Throughout | Ample Off Road Parking | Convenient Location

No Chain | Wonderful Detached Family Home | Fantastic Convenient Location | Lovely Private Garden | 4 Double Bedrooms | 2 Bath/Shower Rooms | 2 Reception Areas | Stylish Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Off Road Parking

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Offers Over £300,000

£315,000

A private landscaped garden, very convenient and popular location and plenty of parking, are just a few features of this immaculate semi-detached family home. This beautifully presented property has been decorated throughout in modern stylish colours, creating a lovely homely feel. A feeling that is further enhanced by a fantastic open plan kitchen/dining/day room. This beautiful bright and spacious room occupies the entire width of the property and has patio doors that open out into the gardens.

Longham Mews enjoys a court yard style setting in a semi rural location set in the delightful hamlet of Longham, within a stones throw from riverside walks along the River Stour and Longham lakes. The property boasts fantastic contemporary open plan accommodation on the ground floor and benefits from three very generous sized bedrooms on the first floor with an en-suite shower room to the master.

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£255,000 Penn Hill | 01202 744944

£219,950

We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely two double bedroom apartment situated in the ever popular area North of Lower Parkstone just moments to Ashley Cross boasting with its array of bars, restaurants, bistros and local independent coffee shops. This property presented beautifully throughout and benefits from a bright and spacious feel throughout.

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Ferndown, Dorset OIEO £950,000

EPC Rating D

A substantial detached house in one of the most prestigious areas of Ferndown. Set within large mature grounds, this property oozes character with beamed ceilings and brick built fireplaces, 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite, family bathroom. Outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and shower facilities.

SALE AGREED IN 14 DAYS! Saxe Coburg is delighted to have a Sale Agreed on Sunrise Cottage. This stunning home, situated in the beautiful countryside of Lytchett Matravers, boasts a modern interior and character features. If you have a property on the market or are looking to sell soon please contact us. The team are now looking for more Homes of Distinction, such as this, to add to their portfolio. The advantage of using an independently owned Estate Agent such as Saxe Coburg is the unique ability to make fast, all-important decisions to benefit clients, whilst dedicating budget and resources to bespoke marketing plans to ensure the very best outcome for you. Saxe Coburg is proud to offer a personal and first-class service. Please do get in touch for property advice, expert local knowledge and assistance when selling or letting your home this year.

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Canford Cliffs £1,050 pcm

EPC Rating E

Lower Parkstone £259,950

EPC Rating D

Fantastic development opportunity! Planning permission granted for large (approx. 2,500sq ft) 4 bedroom contemporary house. Alternatively, ideal for those seeking a project. On a good size plot in Canford Cliffs within walking distance of Branksome Chine Gardens, sandy beaches, shops and restaurants.

Recently refurbished apartment offering bright, spacious accommodation with a south facing balcony and garden/woodland outlook. Two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a good size lounge/diner and a separate modern kitchen with breakfast bar. Walking distance to Ashley Cross.

Honeycombe Beach, Bournemouth £1,250 pcm

West Cliff, Bournemouth £1,100 pcm (inc. all bills)

A modern and contemporary spacious 2 double bedroom apartment set within the highly sought-after development, Honeycombe Beach. The property also offers a large L-shaped lounge/diner with patio doors onto a private balcony with stunning sea views. Unfurnished and available immediately. EPC Rating D.

Located on the 7th floor this 2 bedroom property has stunning views over Bournemouth bay and beyond, as well as access to the beach and cliff top walks. In need of some modernisation and offering large lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, separate WC and underground parking via security gates. EPC Rating D.

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SPRINGBOURNE

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£219,950 FREEHOLD

SOUTHBOURNE

£465,000 FREEHOLD

HENGISTBURY HEAD

£415,000 FREEHOLD

Two double bedroom character cottage, re-furbished throughout within the last 5 years modern kitchen / diner, lounge four piece GF bathroom, very well-presented throughout, private courtyard garden. Close to Bournemouth, commuter links, local shops and schools ideal FTB or BTL

Four bedroom, two reception detached house requiring full refurbishment, currently laid out as two flats, close to cliff top and the grove. Plenty of potential. Early viewing essential. NO CHAIN

Three bedroom detached bungalow, lounge, conservatory, corner plot, garage, parking, no chain. Requiring refurbishment and updating throughout.

SOUTHBOURNE £210,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

SOUTHBOURNE

PORTMAN ESTATE

Very well presented two bedroom top floor flat, modern kitchen and bathroom, light & airy, parking, communal gardens, close to cliff top and grove. Vendor suited.

Well-presented three / four bedroom detached house, lounge / diner, kitchen, gf cloak room, modern fitted bathroom, south/ west aspect rear garden, parking x 3, excellent location. Viewing essential.

£510,000 FREEHOLD

£975,000 FREEHOLD

Stunning character residence in secluded plot with lots of character, charm and original features, 4 bedrooms, 3 receptions, 3 bathrooms, loft room, detached garage and workshops.

117 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QY OWN YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY HOME AT ROCKLEY PARK INTRODUCING THE NEW

Inspired by country living, the Mulberry lodge captures the heart as well as the imagination. Built to an extraordinary standard and finished by the hands of craftsmen, you’ll notice how warm it feels, how quiet it is and how much comfort has been included. TO FIND OUT MORE COME AND CHAT TO A MEMBER OF THE TEAM IN THE CARAVAN SALES OFFICE

Our award-winning park is just across the water from Sandbanks, home to Britain’s rich and famous. With miles of sheltered sand, beach and turquoise water to enjoy here on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, we reckon that our park is priceless. After all, we have stunning views (especially at sunset) over Poole Harbour, Europe’s largest natural harbour.

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Owners only facilities & benefits • Owners’ lounge and bar • Owners’ heated outdoor swimming pool • Owners’ private gym and health suite including sauna, steam room & jacuzzi

ROCKLEY PAR K HOLIDAY PAR K, HA MWORTHY, POOLE, DOR SET, BH15 4L Z Calls to 0333 numbers are charged at standard UK rates and will be included in any inclusive minute bundles. Parks cannot be used as a permanent residence. Bourne Leisure Limited. Registered Office: 1 Park Lane Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP2 4YL. Registered in England (No. 04011660). Bourne Leisure Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 312847).

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MIKE AND JULIA SNELLING Mike and Julia move here from Stroud. “We wanted to be near the sea”, say Mike. They chose their house at a show (Newbury). It’s prestige Grand Symphony, 62x22ft (1364 sq ft!). Then they had to find the right park, with a plot big enough for this home! They visited several parks including some near Weymouth. “Then we came here”, says Julia. “When something is right you know it instantly.” We’re chatting on the magnificent sunken patio seating area at the front of the house. “We designed the plot”, says Julia. The Grand Symphony has an enormous kitchen with an island breakfast bar. Marble surfaces and high ceilings accentuate the feeling of grandeur. Much of the detail in the home was specified by Mike and Julia, including bathroom tiles and furnishings. But there were much more

than detail changes in the course of Mike and Julia’s purchase. “We had walls moved”, Mike explains as he shows us around. “The ‘hobby room’ was originally designed as a second bedroom, “We watch the birds from here, nuthatches, tree creepers, woodpeckers, greenfinches… We had this room made smaller because we didn’t want to put a bed in it, and we had the study made bigger at the expense of the master bedroom.” The bedroom’s walk-in wardrobe is larger than standard, this was enabled by making the second bedroom smaller. The Grand Symphony is one of the largest park homes on the market. “It came her on four lorries:, Mike recalls. “We chose this plot because it\s on the edge of the park. We are so secluded and it’s so quiet here.”

RICHARD MAXTED AND PAULINE MOORE Richard and Pauline were on holiday at the time of our visit; they were keen to take part in this feature and emailed us their view of the park, “We like the location of Lone Pine because it is situated in a good up-market area close to Ferndown and major supermarkets. It’s also one a 15-minute drive to Bournemouth and the retail park of Castle Point with all the well-known high-street stores. “We chose to buy a home a bespoke Stanley-Albion Wentwood at Lone Pine because we were downsizing and, after seeing an advertisement for properties on the park, we decided to investigate. “The park is undergoing a programme of redevelopment and we were impressed with the future plans and ideas. We liked the design of the new homes and were attracted be the opportunity to design a bespoke home that would suit our requirements. “We also felt that the whole package was good value for money and consider Lone Pine to be the best park home development in the south.

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Prepare your home for summer! The clocks have finally moved forward (hurrah!) and British Summer Time has officially started—but is your house ready for the summer? We all know how important it is to prepare our homes for the harsh winter months, with the brutal toll the cold weather can take on our gardens, pipes, gutters and drains, but in equal measures, the endless long hot summer days (dare we say it!) can take its toll on your home and garden too. Taking time to complete maintenance on your home now will prepare it for the months ahead and prevent damage that can occur in the hot weather. At NuVuw we are all about helping you create and maintain beautiful homes and gardens. That’s why we have put together this simple checklist of items to help get your home summer ready.

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GET YOUR OUTSIDE PAINTWORK UP TO SCRATCH

As well as giving your home a polished look, paint also has protective qualities. It protects wood from water and other natural elements, so paint that is peeling or chipping will leave wood vulnerable to things like mould and rot. Keep on top of the little touch up repair jobs now, and it could save you thousands in repairs for bigger issues further down the line.

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PEST DEFENCE

Just like us, pests and bugs (many who have been hibernating in winter) start to get on the move in the spring and summer months. Sadly for us, they don’t always just stay outside. To help prevent bugs and other pests from entering your house, check it is all properly sealed. Through the winter months, door stripping can become cracked and worn. Replace this and check the caulking around your windows and doors, both inside and out. Finally, take extra measures by spraying the outside of your house around the windows, doors and foundation with a preventative insecticide. You could also spray around entry points and the corners of the inside of your house too, with a suitable spray.

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PREVENT WATER DAMAGE

Check that you are not going to be caught out when the April showers hit, by ensuring that your gutters are clear of leaves and dirt that has built up in the winter. Check that there are no cracks or breaks, and check the downspouts. You need to ensure water is directed away from your house by three feet or more. Also replace any caulking that is showing signs of wear or cracking.

Finally, inspect your roof to ensure it’s in good working order (remove any debris and leaves while you’re up there). You can call a professional who can arrange a quick inspection if you are not comfortable assessing this yourself. It’s a good idea to also check your indoor ceiling for early signs of leaking. If you notice dark water stains or paint peeling, get this sorted and quickly. Call in a professional to get any leaks repaired before the summer rain storms really hit.

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CUT BACK SHRUBS AND TREES

If you have any trees or shrubs that are close to the house, be sure to give them a trim. Damage from trees and shrubs rubbing against your property can cause serious damage that can be very costly to put right.

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You would be amazed at how sparkling windows can really change the feeling of a room too. Give your windows inside and out a thorough clean, and tie back any thick and heavy curtains to let in the light and brighten up your rooms. Summer is a season for getting out there, having fun and relaxing. Take the time now to attend to a few maintenance tasks, and save money and stress in the years ahead.

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sun and water is essential. Clean your deck by removing dirt with a power washer or good old-fashioned soapy water and a scrubbing brush. Then, seal the decking with an outdoor wood stain, paint or a sealant to ensure its longevity. With the right care and attention, your deck can last a lifetime. For a patio, a good clean with soapy water, a scrubbing brush and hose (or power washer if you have one) will give your patio a new lease of life. After cleaning and arranging your furniture, create a relaxing space using outdoor lights, candles, pillows and flowering planters.

AND NOW THE FUN STUFF! This is the time of year when most of us start our internal DIY projects to update the look of one or several of our rooms. The design tools in NuVuw allow you to model the layout of your rooms within your property, but also really visualise the end result by adding carpets and flooring, accessorising your rooms and painting your walls. Imagine the money and time that you will save on tester paint pots and trips to the local DIY store!

With a few simple clicks, you can choose every shade of colour imaginable to change the view of your rooms. You can then convert your 2D model into 3D, and take a virtual tour through the rooms, so that you can get a sense of what it will all look and feel like. Try it—it’s really realistic!

USEFUL TIP: Did you know your ceiling fan is designed to rotate differently depending on the season? In winter months, it should rotate clockwise to help distribute heat that’s risen. In the summer though, you should run your fan counterclockwise at higher speeds to get a breeze going.

You can also make some very simple interior updates to make your home feel ready for the summer, like bringing in lighter and brighter accessories, removing anything that makes you think of winter (such as big heavy throws, thick winter rugs and logs for the fire), and add fresh flowers and summer scented air freshers to your rooms.

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A fine 1930’s country residence with a separate A fine 1930’s country residence with a separate twotwo bedroom cottage, within grounds extending to some bedroom cottage, setset within grounds extending to some 6 acres. This distinguished home enjoys magnificent 6 acres. This distinguished home enjoys magnificent views of the Solent of Wight. EPR: views of the Solent andand IsleIsle of Wight. EPR: E E

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£895,000 £895,000

AnAn attractive attractive New New Forest Forest home home with with period period origins, origins, surrounded surrounded by by well well stocked stocked landscaped landscaped gardens gardens thatthat offer offer year year round round interest interest andand privacy, privacy, with with views views across across adjoining adjoining parkland. parkland. EPR: EPR: GG 2 2

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£665,000 £665,000

A spacious A spacious thatched thatched character character cottage cottage situated situated in ainsought a sought after after New New Forest Forest village, village, with with beautiful beautiful views views over over adjacent adjacent countryside countryside andand generous generous westerly westerly facing facing gardens. gardens. NoNo forward forward chain. chain. EPR: EPR: E E

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A deceptively A deceptively spacious spacious Edwardian Edwardian house house located located in ain a quiet quiet road road with with thethe school school catchment catchment of Ringwood. of Ringwood. This This wellwell presented, presented, extended extended home home features features an an impressive impressive open open plan plan kitchen kitchen / living / living / dining / dining room room andand extensive extensive west west facing facing rearrear gardens. gardens. EPR: EPR: C C

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Furze FurzeHill, Hill,Fordingbridge Fordingbridge AnAn attractive attractive character character family family home home in in a a superb superb New New Forest Forest location location enjoying enjoying uninterrupted uninterrupted views views and and direct direct forest forest access. access. This This wonderful wonderful traditional traditional house house hashas been been extended extended and and improved improved in in recent recent years years to to provide provide thethe best best of of modern modern family family living living whilst whilst retaining retaining thethe original original character character of of a country a country home. home. The The superb superb vaulted vaulted master master bedroom bedroom hashas breath breath taking taking views views from from thethe balcony, balcony, with with generous generous gardens gardens extending extending around around thethe property. property. EPR: EPR: DD

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7 TIPS FOR...

SUCCESSFULLY REPAINTING YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS As we enter a new season and we think about giving our homes a new lease of life, our attention turns to the most commonly used—and arguably most neglected—furniture of all: our cabinets. Sure, first and foremost they’re a means of storage, but seeing as they dominate so much of our space, it makes sense that they should be just as stylish as any other home accessory. So, in the spirit of shaping up our cabinetry, without the unsightly cost of a total replacement, we bring you our top 5 tips for repainting them like a pro.

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REMOVE HANDLES Having—assumedly—removed all the contents of your cupboards and drawers, your first step is to remove all handles and/or knobs. The trick is to be as gentle as possible here, to avoid any obvious damage to the surface, so plenty of patience and steady hands are essential. Do not attempt this in a fit of rage, having been told by your spouse that a monkey would “probably do a better job than you”—that’s how accidents happen.

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PREPARE THE SURFACE Next step, wash your cabinets down with sugar soap or a strong detergent solution—you can typically buy this stuff at most hardware stores. This will remove grease and create a smooth canvas to paint onto later. Once you’ve given it a good scrub, wipe off any residue with a damp cloth and leave to dry a little.

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PRE-PAINTING Protect any hinges and/or glass (and anything else you don’t want to paint) with masking tape, and put down dustsheets to protect other surfaces/ parts of the room as necessary.

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SANDING & FILLING Use a fine-grade sandpaper to buff the doors/drawers to a smooth finish. Be meticulous in your coverage, so not to miss a bit. If there are any little imperfections or dents, you might want to fill them—specifically with good quality ready mixed filler. Once (if) you’ve done this, you’ll need to allow the filler to dry, and then you’ll want to sand over it once more for a thoroughly even surface.

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PRIME & PAINT Depending on the material, you’ll want to apply a primer, which again can be found in most hardware stores for a range of different surfaces. You might even want to use a small roller to apply the primer for full coverage. Finally we have arrived at the painting process. Much like the primer, you want to choose a paint that is appropriate for the surface you’re

painting. Look for kitchen specific too if that’s an option, as it’s typically longer wearing and easiy to wipe clean. If that isn’t an option for you, you might consider getting your hands on a top coat paint, that is designed to seal in the base and colour, but that’s up to you. The aim is not to slather on a ton of paint for full coverage right away, but rather to build layers and allowing them to dry between coats. HANDY HINT: If you’re painting wood, pay attention to the grain and try to paint in the direction of it. If you’re painting other materials, don’t be afraid if the first layer looks a little weak; non-porous surfaces will typically require more layers, so just stick with it.

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RE-SAND After the first coat is completely dry, sand with a fine paper to ensure a smooth, professional finish. Remember to wipe off any dust with a damp cloth, and then apply your second coat.

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FINISHING TOUCHES Once you’re happy with the coverage of the paint and it has completely dried, carefully remove the masking tape and ensure there are no little snags in the paintwork. Replace the handles and knobs back on, and admire your hard work. If you really want to jazz up your new cabinets, you might even want to change the handles all together with something shiny and on trend.

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WHITECLIFF £675,000 A four double bedroom three bathroom beautifully presented detached family home benefiting from a southerly rear garden. A feature of this property is the open plan lounge/kitchen/living room and the location close to Baden Powell junior school. Beaches and local shops are also very nearby.

OAKDALE £349,000

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An extended three bedroom two reception room semi detached family home benefitting from a good size rear garden, off road parking and a level walk to local shops. Offered for sale with no forward chain.

A five double bedroom detached family home offering flexible accommodation over three floors set on a generous plot in the heart of leafy Lower Parkstone with many original features and bags of character.

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1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouse suites, available TO RENT FROM August. Berry Court, is the perfect home in the perfect location. Located on St. Peters Road you are just a 10 minute walk to the beach, 15 minutes from the train station and in close proximity to the wonderful cafes & restaurants. We make renting easy. So you can get on with living.

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A detached three bedroom bungalow approx 1500 SQ FT now requiring modernisation and OFFERING EXCELLENT SCOPE FOR FURTHER EXTENSION & DEVELOPMENT subject to any necessary consents. The property is situated on a GOOD SIZED GARDEN in a quiet and popular location and also enjoys the benefit of NO ONWARD CHAIN.

APPROACHING 1500 SQ.FT of accommodation. IN NEED OF MODERNISATION. AN IDEAL PROPERTY TO EXTEND, subject to planning permission. 1/3 OF AN ACRE & within close proximity to HIGHTOWN LAKES, LOCAL SCHOOLS and THE ELM TREE PUB.

MOCKBEGGAR OFFERS IEO £555,000

NORTHFIELD ROAD OFFERS IEO £539,000

A wonderful opportunity to acquire a DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS detached bungalow (approx. 2000 SQ. FT) situated in the NEW FOREST in a quiet & sought-after location within the village of Mockbeggar and only a 5 min walk of Newlands livery yard where spaces occasionally become available. Close proximity to Forest pursuits, this well maintained property has enclosed gardens which back onto paddocks. Ample parking leads to a double detached garage with store/workshop. NO FORWARD CHAIN.

A VERSATILE DETACHED CHALET style family home, situated in a much sought after location, WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE to popular local schools, shops and doctors surgery. Offering an impressive garden measuring approx. 130ft. VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

SOUTH GORLEY £1,350,000

RINGWOOD £1,250,000

The combination of original features and modern attributes intertwine to create a home of character, comfort and practicality. Once a forest dwelling, this property has since been extended to create SPACIOUS & LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION. Situated on a GENEROUS PLOT OVER 0.8 OF AN ACRE & surrounded by open countryside.

Set in a beautiful and PEACEFUL NEW FOREST LOCATION yet near to the market town of Ringwood with all its amenities, this stunning four bedroom home has gardens and paddock amounting to almost two acres. It also offers stables, an oak framed triple bay open cart house and DIRECT ACCESS INTO FOREST AND HEATHLAND.

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WALLISDOWN

£274,950

Centrally located detached bungalow, well presented with lounge/dining room and kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom and separate toilet. Secluded garden. Two double bedrooms | Ample off road parking | No forward chain

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£199,950

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Well presented one double bedroom 5th floor apartment with lounge and South facing balcony. Set within mature communal gardens.

This semi-detached home offers two bedrooms, kitchen, conservatory and family bathroom. Requiring modernisation this would make an ideal project.

Share of freehold | Garage in block | Lift to all floors

Detached garage | ORP | No Forward Chain

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HAMWORTHY BRANKSOME

£219,950

£189,950

Immaculately presented and luxuriously appointed first floor apartment benefitting from a private entrance and spacious hallway, ample storage, corner positioned lounge.

£209,950

This mid-terraced house situated in a convenient location, offered with no forward chain, boasts three bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/dining room and family bathroom.

Two bedrooms | Allocated off road parking | 95 year lease

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£250,000

CORFE MULLEN

£425,000

Spacious two double bedroom ground floor flat comprising good size lounge/ dining room with private south facing terrace. Some cosmetic work required.

This deceptively spacious, chalet bungalow situated in a popular residential location offers four double bedrooms, kitchen/dining room and shower room.

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100ft Garden | Detached Chalet | Garage plus Carport

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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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£185,000+

• Gas central heating • Private parking • Communal gardens • Share of freehold

POOLE QUAY

£199,950

• Luxurious apartment • South-facing balcony • One double bedroom • Dedicated parking space

• Miele fitted kitchen • Gas central heating • Fully redecorated • EPC B

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 A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous views over the harbour towards HARBOURSIDE PARK the Purbeck Hills. This apartment •isSpacious 4-bed house situated on the third floor and •has Two bathrooms & cloaks secure parking and a balcony.

• Balcony & garden • Moments from harbour

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This exquisite three bedroomed, An ultra-modern 4 double bed four storey character property room, 4 bathroom townhouse. Lo situated in the heart of Poole AQUA, LIFEBOAT QUAY cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, £410,000 Old Town conservation area.The ideally positioned within walking • Lift access • Garage & parking building is understood to date • Top-floor penthouse distance to stunning beaches and • Panoramic 270 degree views • En-suite to master • Gas central heating from the mid 1800’s. the shores of Poole Harbour

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£139,950

• Two spacious bedrooms • Extensive terraces

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POOLE QUAY • Dolphin Quays on Poole Quay • 2 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Fully furnished

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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 POOLE PCM Sandbanks. TOWN This property has been beautifully furnished throughout,£725 comprehensively with highapartment attention to all details. • Fitted kitchen including white goods •equipped One bedroom

LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous views over the harbour towards HARBOURSIDE PARK the Purbeck Hills. This apartment •isTwo double bedrooms situated on the third floor and •has New fitted kitchen secure parking and a balcony.

• New bathroom • South facing patio

£1,000 PCM

floor two bedroom apartment • Allocated parking space located in the ever popular Poole • Town centre location Quarter offered with vacant pos • Viewing essential session available.

• Furnished apartment • Two bedrooms • Open plan living • Balcony

LILLIPUT £1,250,000

• Allocated parking included • Short walk to Poole Town Centre • Open plan living/dining

£207,000

• Second floor • Unfurnished • EPC E

£139,950

A well fitted and presented 1 bedroom flat in this popular, CARTERS QUAY centrally-located development £950 in Poole Old Town, only a short • Modern apartment, great condition • Unfurnished and restau - space • Two double bedrooms stroll from the• bars Allocated parking rants of Poole Quay.

• En-suite shower room • Open plan lounge/kitchen area

POOLE OLD TOWN £475,000

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SANDBANKS £875,000

This exquisite three bedroomed, An ultra-modern 4 double bed four storey character property room, 4 bathroom townhouse. Lo situated£995 in the heart of Poole HARBOURSIDE PARK cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, £815 PCM PCM Old Town conservation area.The ideally positioned within walking • Enclosed courtyard garden • Two allocated building spacesis understood to date • One bedroom house distance to stunning beaches and • Sought after location • GasHarbour central heating • Gas central heating from the mid 1800’s. the shores of Poole

• Available 1st May • EPC TBC

• Immaculate presentation • Allocated parking space

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PARKWAY DRIVE | £560,000 SPACIOUS 4 DOUBLE BEDROOM CHALET-STYLE HOUSE in popular Queens Park Road, a short walk away from the golf course. Offering scope to UPDATE and RE-MODEL. The property has two large reception rooms and a goodsize kitchen with separate utility. On an elevated plot with drive leading to an INTEGRAL GARAGE. The super secluded rear garden is one of our favourite features. OPEN VIEWING SAT 14th APRIL – Phone us to book your timeslot.

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BOSCOMBE SPA | £115,000 HOLLYBUSH HOUSE is a distinctive character building in Boscombe Spa a short walk away from the clifftop, gardens and beach. This VERY SPACIOUS FIRST FLOOR STUDIO APARTMENT has a large LOUNGE/BEDROOM full of light and overlooking the rear garden. The kitchen has modern white units with integrated cooker and fridge-freezer.

GOOD VALUE PROPERTY A SHORT WALK FROM THE BEACH

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HIGH TREES AVENUE | £449,950 VERSATILITY AND POTENTIAL COMBINED. This 3 DOUBLE bedroom chalet is on a level plot with a SOUTH FACING garden. A short walk to open parkland and Queens Park Golf Course and also Littledown Park and Sports Centre. The hall and main reception room are very spacious room for a table. There is a LARGE main bedroom running from front to back with space for an ensuite bathroom. New combi boiler. Off road parking for 2/3 cars as well as integral garage. GREAT POTENTIAL TO RE-MODEL

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SANDY MEAD ROAD | £495,000 In one of the most peaceful spots in Queens Park is this VERSATILE 4 bedroom chalet property overlooking central ‘Village Green’. Much improved by the present owner, now featuring 2 first floor bedrooms both with en-suites. There are 2 conservatories one used as a dining room. Front and rear gardens are landscaped for easy maintenance. There is plenty of open space in the area including Queens Park Golf Course and just a short walk to Castle Lane with shops and bus routes CONVENIENT LOCATION - NO FORWARD CHAIN

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PORTLAND ROAD | £435,000 IDEAL FAMILY HOME IN A VERY CONVEMIENT LOCATION. This classic 4 DOUBLE bedroom detached house is in a handy location for families, with several excellent schools within walking distance. Updated over the years and in excellent order throughout. Cosy sitting room, separate dining room and heated VAULTED UPVC CONSERVATORY. Driveway wide enough for camper van which leads to DETACHED GARAGE. For fruit lovers the rear garden has apple and plum trees. Local shops in Malvern and Charminster Road GREAT CHARACTER FAMILY HOME

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TOP PROPERTIES

SALTERNS WAY, POOLE £1,500,000

SANDBANKS GUIDE PRICE £895,000

SOUTHBOURNE £599,950

Stunning 5 bedroom 2 ensuite water frontage town, offered with a large 4 car garage ideal for storing jet skis and water sport equipment.

Penthouse with stunning Harbour views and large wraparound sun terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge/dining room, sun terrace, garage

A bright and very spacious five bedroom detached house which is set over three floors with two reception rooms, study and front and rear gardens.

PHILIPPA SOLE 01202 747999 www.philippasole.co.uk

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

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FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

SANDBANKS GUIDE PRICE £1,675,000 Exclusive beachfront top floor apartment, magnificent panoramic views, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, lounge/dining room, sun balcony, kitchen, double garage and private beach chalet.

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

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LILLIPUT ROAD, POOLE £575,000

WIMBORNE GUIDE PRICE £495,000

CHARMINSTER £289,950

A unique opportunity to acquire a characterful and deceptively spacious 3 double bedroom detached period home located close to Lilliput’s amenities.

A detached bungalow/building plot with direct river frontage offering tremendous scope and potential to create a wonderful river side home stpp.

A three bedroom detached house with private garden situated in Firbank Road, Charminster and close to all local amenities and public transport links.

PHILIPPA SOLE 01202 747999 www.philippasole.co.uk

GOADSBY 01202 856666 www.goadsby.com

McCONNELLS PROPERTY GROUP 01202 533666 www.MPG.co.uk


BRANKSOME CHINE GUIDE PRICE £995,000 ELMS AVENUE £2,395,000

HAMWORTHY £610,000

Spacious three bedroom ground floor apartment, private garden, sea views, 2 en suite bath/shower rooms, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room.

This home boasts four bedrooms, four bathroom, a master suite sitting on the top floor with a private terrace and a garden with shared use of a private jetty.

This stunning detached family home comprises five double bedrooms, 28ft lounge/dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room, double garage, garden and parking.

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FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

WINFRITH NEWBURGH £1,500,000 Stunning Queen Anne farmhouse with adjoining self-contained annexe, plus separate annexe, existing business and building plot consent, all set within approx. 5.25 acres of land and gardens, with outbuildings and ample parking. Features include beautiful country kitchen, inglenook fireplace and numerous bedrooms.

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WALLISDOWN £260,000

HENGISTBURY HEAD £695,000

BOSCOMBE EAST £1,550PCM

Spacious two double bedroom mid terrace house, well presented throughout. Attractive rear garden, driveway with off road parking. Vendor suited.

A detached family home with four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen, rear garden & outdoor cabin, garage & parking.

A three bedroom detached recently refurbished family home, with two bathrooms, kitchen, living room, loft room, driveway parking and a rear garden.

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

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GOADSBY 01202 432188 www.goadsby.com

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ALUM CHINE | £695,000

POOLE | £359,950 • New Build Home • 4 Good Size Bedrooms • Kitchen/Breakfast Room

• Ground Floor Shower Room • NHBC Warranty/Available Now • Private Enclosed Garden

MEYRICK PARK | £485,000 • Mews House • Three Double Bedrooms • Lounge/Dining Room

• Large Garden • Ample Parking • No Forward Chain

BRANKSOME PARK | £410,000 • Bathroom And En Suite • Garage And Off Road Parking • South Westerly Garden

• Stunning Ground Floor Apartment • Sun Room And Study Area • 3 Double Bedrooms • Private Development With Garage • Master Ensuite And Family Bathroom • Luxury Kitchen With Appliances

BRANKSOME PARK | £400,000

PARKSTONE | £390,000 • Detached Family Home • 4 Bedrooms • Additional Loft Room

• 5 Bedroom Detached House • 2 Reception Rooms • Currently As 2 Flats

• Driveway And Double Length Garage • Good Size Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Large Rear Garden

• Three Double Bedrooms • 7th Floor Apartment • Full Width Balcony

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WESTBOURNE | £259,950

ALUM CHINE | £259,950 • Stunning Newly Refurbished • Ground Floor Apartment • Two Bedrooms/Two Bathrooms

• Sun Balcony With Views • Minutes From The Beach • Fitted Kitchen

WESTBOURNE | £220,000 • Ground Floor Flat • Two Double Bedrooms • Kitchen With Appliances

• Garage • Contemporary Shower Room • No Forward Chain

BRANKSOME PARK | £270,000 • Lounge/Diner • Share Of Freehold • Private Terrace And Garage

• Ground Floor Apartment • South Facing Private Patio • Two Double Bedrooms

• Kitchen With Integrated Appliances • Share Of Freehold • Garage

LOWER PARKSTONE | £500,000

WESTBOURNE | £595,000 • 3 Double Bedrooms • 2 Reception Rooms • 2 Bathrooms

• Two Bedroom Ground Floor Flat • Golden Grid Location • Lounge/Diner

• In And Out Driveway • Garage • Low Maintenance Rear Garden

• Detached Family Home • Four Bedrooms • Two Reception Rooms

• Front And Rear Gardens • Double Garage • Downstairs Cloakroom

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Whitecliff An individual three bedroom detached bungalow set back on a generous double width plot, close to Whitecliff Harbourside Park. ■ Offered for sale by informal tender on Thursday 12th April 2018 ■ Extension/development opportunity (STPP) ■ Two reception rooms

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Branksome Park

A beautifully presented and wonderfully located ground floor purpose built apartment situated in The Avenue in prestigious Branksome Park ■ Three double bedrooms, bright and spacious lounge, dining area, ■ South facing patio with delightful views over the communal gardens ■ Two bathrooms (one en-suite to master) ■ Share of freehold ■ Garage & visitor parking

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Alum Chine A modern, unique and versatile spacious detached family home situated just minutes away from Alum Chines award winning sandy beach ■ Four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, cloakroom & utility room ■ Spacious living room with doors leading onto garden, dining area ■ Contemporary kitchen finished to a high specification ■ Driveway providing ample off road parking ■ Low maintenance garden with patio area ideal for alfresco dining

£650,000

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Talbot Woods A spacious detached family home set in beautiful and mature secluded grounds, backing directly onto the Talbot Heath nature reserve in the very sought after area of Talbot Woods ■ Four double bedrooms, balcony from bedroom & large landing ■ Two family bathrooms (Ground & first floor) ■ Two reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen and utility room, ■ Quiet cul-de-sac position. Accommodation offering 2597 sq ft ■ Double garage with workshop & ample off road parking

£730,000

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CONSERVATORIES 2 1 As long as they’re useable in all weathers, conservatories are a good way to increase your living space and bring the outside in

Conservatories can be used as sitting rooms, playrooms, dining rooms, dens or multifunctional spaces, and can be cheaper than building an extension. The problem is that conservatories are often boiling when it’s hot, and freezing when it’s cold, but it is possible to make them suitable for all seasons. Some conservatories have low brick walls with glazing above, but if you’d prefer a garden room to a conservatory, you can have more brick walls and perhaps a tiled or semi-tiled roof, which makes it easier to insulate.

Conservatories are usually located at the back of the house, but if there’s a sunny spot at the side, you may prefer to put yours there. Its position can make a big difference to how usable it is, so consider how the sun moves across the garden during the day. An east-facing conservatory will only get morning sun, while a west-facing one will be cooler in the morning and hotter in the afternoon and evening. Conservatories that face north may get angled sun first and last thing and so won’t overheat on hot days, but they can be really cold. A south-facing conservatory makes the best sun trap and will get extremely hot when it’s warm.

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Like anything, there are different styles of conservatory, from more ornate period-style ones to plainer, more contemporary ones. UPVC conservatories are typically white or wood effect - they’re relatively affordable and require little maintenance. Conservatories made of aluminium are really strong, durable and versatile, but expensive. Wooden conservatories are also expensive and require more maintenance than UPVC and aluminium, but they are natural and environmentally friendly (as long as the wood is sustainably sourced). The best conservatory is one that matches the period and style of your home so it doesn’t look out of place.

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It is, of course, a shame to spend all that money on a conservatory and only be able to use it when the weather allows, so efficient heating and cooling systems are a must. Extending the central heating system into the conservatory may not be cheap, but powerful radiators are a good way to counter all that glass when it’s cold. Underfloor heating can be an even better solution, as it provides a nice warm floor and an even warmth that radiates upwards. It’s also ideal if there’s little or no space for radiators. Blinds help to insulate a conservatory in winter, as well as keeping it cool in summer. They also provide privacy, reduce glare and should stop soft furnishings fading in the sun. Wall-to-ceiling conservatory blinds tend to be expensive, but can make a big difference to the usability of the room.

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You often don’t require planning permission to put up a conservatory adding one to a house is usually considered permitted development (PD), providing you comply with the PD rules and regulations. Visit tiny.cc/planningconservatory for what’s allowed.

HOW-TO TIP If you’re planning to crack open the barbie for the first time in ages and it’s looking a bit tatty, use heatproof metal paint to smarten it up - normal metal paint may peel off when you use the barbecue because it gets really hot. Wood burners also get extremely hot - if yours is fitted in a chimney-breast opening, it’s also a good idea to use heatproof paint inside the opening. It’s not widely available, but you can get heatproof paint for walls. By Julia Gray, Press Association Picture credit: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos


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LOST CITY IN THE SKY Cascading bromeliads weigh heavy on near-horizontal tree trunks, like garish jewels dragging at the strained necks of stooped old ladies. As persistent drizzle becomes unrelenting, heavy rain, they glisten with bygone beauty. Plumes of mist wisp from imaginary chimneys in roofless houses once belonging to noble families, the rubble of stone buildings now suspended in a blank, shapeless cloud and lost in time. Peru’s ancient civilisations had a habit of building sky-high, altitude-busting citadels, safe from enemy eyes. Machu Picchu is of course the most famous site of all, but further north in the cloud forests of Amazonas is a place far grander in age and scale. Yet few travellers even know it’s there. Built in 500AD by the Chachapoyas people, high-walled fortress town Kuelap predates Peru’s Inca big hitter by 900 years. Sixteenth century chronicles written by Spanish conquistadors speak of Amazonas - a region of tumbling rivers, steep gorges and mountains quilted with frog green forests - as being one of the hardest regions to

reach. One modern guidebook warns: you never know what time you’ll arrive in main city Chachapoyas. Up until now, that was the case. But the opening of an airport at Jaen, in the neighbouring Cajamarca region, has greatly eased access, with 90-minute flights operating from Lima. A big fuss is also being made about the new 24 million-dollar cable car connecting Kuelap to the small village of Nuevo Tingo, turning a 1.5 hour stomach-spinning drive around hairpin bends into an easy 20-minute glide. In truth, the time saved isn’t particularly significant, but the government project, designed to ease crowd pressure on Machu Picchu by opening up new archaeological areas, has brought international attention to this under-appreciated corner of Peru. Entering through a narrow, tapering entrance, I clamber over slippery limestone rocks to find the remains of 400-plus houses - round, windowless buildings which once had conical thatched roofs. Decorations include diamond shapes inspired by feline eyes, and the

unexplained relief of a stunned face staring from a temple wall. Slowly disintegrating bones are visible in some crevices, belonging to the 1000plus bodies buried in Kuelap’s walls. Only a third of the site, eventually infiltrated by Incas in the late 1400s, has been excavated since being rediscovered in 1843. Efforts are currently underway to reverse some crude reconstructions in a bid to earn UNESCO World Heritage status, and when I visit, workmen are hurriedly banging nails into walkways in preparation for an influx of tourists. Numbers are expected to rise from 40,000 per year to 120,000, compared to the million-plus visitors Machu Picchu receives. All over Amazonas, ancient sites paint a picture of Chachapoyas’ life and - even more fascinating - death. Hewn into vertical cliff faces, high above ground, sarcophagi (stone coffins) in the shape of giant heads are topped with the prized skulls of warlords conquered by the warriors within.

ABOVE: Entering the Kuelap archaeological complex in Amazonas, Peru.

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LEFT: A view of Gocta Falls from Gocta Natura Cabins, Amazonas, Peru.

There are more than 30 burial sites; one of the best is at Karajia, in the north. But I choose to visit the mausoleums at Revash (a two-hour drive south of Kuelap, followed by a short trek), where small triangular-roofed houses embedded in the rocks feature ruby red paintings of pumas and the Southern Cross. Only nesting vultures can flit through the T-shaped windows, but looters have still managed to pillage 80% of the contents. Sadly, it’s the same story all over the region. More than 200 Inca and Chachapoyas mummies are safeguarded in a controlled chamber at the excellent community-run Leymebamba museum, a 75-minute drive from Revash. Small muslin bundles bound up with rope and daubed with simple circular faces sit on dusty shelves like cocooned, incubating pupae, although none will flourish with life again. Elbows and knees were originally broken to create the shrunken packages, and intestines removed through the rectum. Some of the compressed cadavers are exposed, saggy skin intact and surprisingly gleaming white sets of teeth lining their sunken jaws. One looks alarmingly familiar, clutching


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“Many people are still convinced they’ll get sick if they touch certain rocks in the forest,” Rocio tells me, which perhaps explains why so many ancient sites have been hidden for so long. Overcoming their fears, local villagers have made a good business in guiding tourists, perhaps finally finding their pot of gold.

Along with archaeology, environment is one of the key pillars for future tourism in Amazonas and almost half of Peru’s Private Conservation Areas can be found in the region, testimony to the love and respect local people have developed for their surroundings.

Pumpkin orange Andean cock-of-therock birds flit through the treetops as I head home to fresh mango juice and warm homemade bread sweetened with amber trickles of honey, enjoyed in the company of iridescent hummingbirds.

Biologist Perico Heredia is an advocate of the system, which allows individuals to request government recognition of their land as an important ecosystem. Grinning boyishly beneath a tatty baseball cap, the 50-something leads me through a tangled trail of rare orchids, ancient Inca stones and newly-recognised cedar trees, while excitedly regaling sightings of “small cats” caught on his camera traps. He’s currently extending the guest house at his Milpuj property, where he lives with his mother, a few kilometers from Kuelap.

Rocio’s son, a respected chef in Lima, has trained some of the villagers to cook, and as a result, Gocta Natura Cabins serves easily the best food in a region rich in produce but poor in culinary invention.

Like everywhere in Amazonas, there’s a sense so much is waiting to be discovered. No cable car is needed to access these areas; enthusiasm, diligence and reverence for nature will no doubt lead to more pots of gold.

Other community projects include teaching families how to make cheese and harvest mushrooms from the pine forests.

By Sarah Marshall, Press Association Pitcure credit: PA Photo/Renato Granieri

Sun hits the gushing cataract at noon, although a fierce, shuddering wind blows permanently at its base, and I understand how all those outrageous stories could so easily be believed.

BELOW: Gocta Falls in Amazonas, Peru.

his agonised face in an uncanny resemblance to Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’. Still relatively new to tourism, Amazonas has few high-end accommodation options. I choose to stay at the idyllic Gocta Natura Cabins, an hour’s drive north from Chachapoyas, tracing the route of the Utcubamba River. Leaving a job at the World Bank in Lima behind her, lithe and energetic conservationist Rocio Florez has opened an eco-lodge of five standalone cabins set within reforested terraces, attracting endemic birds to the area for the first time in decades. But even at full gusto, their joyous melodies are drowned by the roaring Gocta Falls, a gaze-grabbing sight from wherever you stand on the property. Until 2005, when German Stefan Ziemendorff measured the twodrop cataract as one of the tallest in the world (at 771m), the residents of Coachimba village were terrified of the myth-laden site supposedly filled with irresistible gold treasures.

RIGHT: decoration on houses in the Kuelap complex Amazonas, Peru FAR RIGHT: Gocta Natura Cabins, Amazonas, Peru.

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INSURANCE DECLINED FIRE CLAIME DUE TO NUMBER OF BEDROOMS In my last column, I told you about a couple who had their insurance refused as criminal activity not being included in their insurance, due to their tenant turning the property into a cannabis factory and then discovering that even if they had included this in the insurance, they still would not have been covered because they had not had any property inspections during the 2 years. This week, I read an article on Mail Online, of a family whose home burnt down whilst they were away on holiday. They had only purchased it 2 months earlier for £460,000 and had barely unpacked. The insurer Ageas, declined to pay out due to the number of bedrooms stated on their application form. Mr and Mrs Weldins had bought the insurance through a comparison website for £416. One of the first questions on the online form was how many bedrooms in the property, including any that now have another use, such as studies. The Weldins had put 5 bedrooms as 2 of the rooms were in the attic and did not comply with building regulations. Ageas disputed this and said there were clearly 7 bedrooms and if they had put 7 bedrooms they would not have insured the property at the beginning as they did not insure larger properties. After Ageas refused their claim the couple took their case to the Financial Ombudsman, but it found against them. The Ombudsman report reads: ‘Taking a common sense approach, I think most people would consider upstairs rooms within a house as bedrooms. ‘Provided there was enough space for a bed, the room was heated and had a window. I don’t think that whether a room has been signed off as a building regulation compliant bedroom is relevant.’ The Weldins’ now have to find £460,000 to rebuild their house and replace their belongings. This case is a stark warning to other homeowners to check their documents are accurate, up-to-date and don’t have any hidden caveats restricting when the policy will and won’t pay out.

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LIVING INTERIORS Quality, Experience, Style From an industrial showroom in Poole their creative team have handcrafted exclusive furniture—the likes of which have been populating homes across the South Coast and even as far as London—for nearly three decades. Now 30 years down the line, their business is at the point where they are ready to take the next step. That step, amongst other exciting forthcoming developments, being the highly anticipated launch of their very first glossy, high street showroom in the heart of trendy Westbourne, where they hope to inspire, serve and fulfil discerning homeowners looking for truly matchless interiors. HISTORY IN THE MAKING Historically, the main part of the business has been fitted kitchens and bedrooms for residential projects, but having the facility of their own factory in Poole means that they can also offer clients a truly bespoke service including custom joinery and shopfitting for prestigious clients including Sunseeker International and The West Hants Club amongst others. Whether it’s for your home or a commercial project, their in-house interior design team offers an inclusive service, covering as much or as little of the project as is required.

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An initial consultation working closely with the client enables the brief and ultimate understanding of what they are trying to achieve, followed shortly with a site visit, which takes that initial vision and adds fundamentals to what will become the finished look. The team will then produce a presentation including detailed drawings, specifications and a mood board of intended materials, colours and samples. QUALITY ASSURED As the demand for their products grew, it was becoming evident that they would need to bring in some additional, and equally as exclusive, suppliers into the business to meet that demand. The first of those suppliers was ‘Ashley Anne’ a luxurious, Scottish-based brand who supplies high quality kitchens and bedrooms, both traditional and contemporary, which are on display in the showroom. When it comes to appliances Living Interiors can locate and supply almost anything (and at a very competitive rate), but when a client comes looking for the best, they can rely on the longevity and superiority of brands such as Siemens, Neff or Bosch, to complete the perfect kitchen, bathroom or bedroom.

EXCLUSIVE STYLE Seven years ago, after finding a gap in the market for high quality contemporary furniture, Living Interiors started a search around Europe to find truly matchless soft furnishings, lighting and accessories, to accompany their signature style of fitted furniture. From their search they found sofas, coffee tables, sideboards, console tables, mirrors, tables and chairs—not normally found outside of London—from suppliers in Spain, Portugal and Germany, at prices representing great value for money. Most of the furniture is made to order, giving the client the choice from a huge range of finishes, styles and sizes. Sofas are modular to fit any space, from a small apartment to a large cinema room, in high quality leather or fabrics, with the added luxury of electric recliners if required. Wallpaper, lights and other accessories are all available to add that extra special touch to a space, or indeed to finish off a complete renovation.

IN-HOUSE INSTALLERS Their own employed installation team are experienced in all areas of fitted furniture and appliance installation, so you can be safe in the knowledge that your project is being dealt with entirely by the one company—from the initial consultation to the completed job. Why not call in and have a look around the showroom and talk to their knowledgeable staff about your requirements.

For more information about Living Interiors contact: t. 01202 697 495 e. info@livinginteriors.eu w. www.livinginteriors.eu a. 42A Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 9DW

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QUALITY SHUTTERS AND BLINDS AT GREAT PRICES Daniel Simon specialise in supplying and fitting high quality wooden plantation shutters and all types of high quality blinds, covering Dorset and Hampshire. All our shutters come with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. All at value for money prices. We are so confident that you will be totally delighted that we will offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not! *Terms and conditions apply. Offer ends 30th April 2018.

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TP SHERWOOD Paving the way since 1988 A driveway is to a house, what an invitation is to an event; an introduction is to a song, or an appetiser to a main course. A driveway, like all of these things, sets the tone for a property and therefore should not be neglected. There is a common disconnection between one’s home and one’s driveway, but there shouldn’t be. After all, what’s the point in having a show home if the path leading to it is unsightly? Enter: TP Sherwood! We met with Trevor, owner of familyrun business TP Sherwood to find out more about them and their work. MEET; TREVOR SHERWOOD Trevor began his paving career in 1987. Having come from a civil engineering background he was no stranger to masonry, but even Trevor couldn’t fathom how much this career change

would stick. A mere few months into his new job and he was getting offers left, right and centre. His projects included the well-known Tower Park in Poole, not to mention several renowned supermarkets up and down the country, but despite the grandeur of these projects he longed to plant his feet firmly and solely in the local community. So, in 1996 he decided to set-up his own company. A FAMILY-RUN BUSINESS Wanting to be a part of the local community Trevor set-up shop in Poole. Filled with new ideas and skills gained from previous work, Trevor took to the task with ease. TP Sherwood is and remains, a family business and its heritage will long continue with the employment of Trevor’s son, to work with him and carry on the company’s lineage.

We always advise clients to go and see our projects that are two to three years old and see just how well they’ve lasted. Most jobs look pretty when they’re done, but it’s about the longevity of the work that people forget to consider. - TREVOR SHERWOOD

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TRADERS YOU CAN TRUST Having maintained a strict code of conduct, TP Sherwood is proud to announce that they have maintained their position on the list of ‘Which? Trusted Traders’. It’s not the first time that they have been the recipients of endorsement; a few years ago they were dubbed as an official approved installer of ‘Brett Paving’, which they continue to vet and check to this day. As gratifying as these prestigious approvals are, TP Sherwood still consider their customers to be the deciders of their craftsmanship, which is why they rarely take a deposit. Payment for their projects are usually settled 7 days after the work is complete and not until both parties have agreed that the job is of a satisfactory quality. But you needn’t take our word alone for it; here’s a little something from a happy customer of theirs:

“From the moment I spoke to Trevor I felt he knew what he was talking about. The team duly arrived and within 4 days I had a new drive, the men worked so hard and so professionally and the end product is fantastic! I cannot praise him or his team enough and highly recommend them!” - Mr. L, Dorset We really could go on about this wonderful independent business, but the results speak for themselves. Take a look at their website or get in touch for more information. Contact TP Sherwood for helpful advice and a no obligation quote t. 01202 386296 or 07703 495992 e. trevor@tpsherwoodsurfacing.co.uk a. 1 Pound Lane, Oakdale, Poole, BH15 3PS w. www.tpsherwoodsurfacing.co.uk

LONGEVITY IS OUR AIM In terms of what’s “trending”, driveways have been through a lot. Cast your mind back to the millennium and it was all about an organic scattered pebble look, then there was the great ‘crazy paving’ era, and the more recent ‘resin’ reign. But among the fads, it is the slabs and traditional brickwork that were laid all of those years ago that remain. TP Sherwood take great pride in their work—after all, it’s the most physical version of a CV they could ever have. Every project is a shining example of their work and a testament of their skill. When we asked Trevor what his company stood for he said, “TP Sherwood craft driveways that last the test of time. We don’t like to spread ourselves thin. Instead we want to ensure that every job is completed to a high standard and given our fullundivided attention. Sure, it might be old fashioned, but that’s how we like to work”.

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SEAFARING Living by the coast, we’re blessed by beautiful scenery on a daily basis and this look is all about bringing that beautiful outside, in. Thus we bring you ‘Seafaring’ our nautical-esk look that embodies everything special about coastal living, in an incredibly chic way.

COLOUR SCHEME It wouldn’t be a nautical themed look without a lot of blue in the colour pallet. That being said, with this look we’re not exactly talking about a brash sea blue, but rather a stylish denim shade. Deeper, navy blues mixed with crisp whites are certainly the base, but don’t be afraid to mix it up. Mix in subtle neutrals, off whites, and greys for an added level of sophistication and style. LEFT: Iron Compass, £45; Linea Glass lantern, Small, £40; Large, £60; Linea Cream giant rib throw, £95; Gray & Willow White matelassé cushion, £35; Linea Halston linen pillowcase, £36; Gray & Willow Velvet ikat cushion, £25; Junipa Torren stripe cushion, £15; Linea Boat print cushion, £15; Linea Kailash Knit Throw, £70; Junipa Areia mug, £9. Available from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk) RIGHT: Penryn napkin (set of 4), £12; Dickins & Jones Alta 16-piece cutlery set, £45; Gray & Willow Seafare dinnerware, from £6; Linea Ella napkin (set of 4), £15; Junipa Seafare serving bowl, £28; Linea Rye dinnerware, from £12; Linea Bubble tumbler, £6; each Gray & Willow Mini marble vase, £16; Gray & Willow Navy bubble vase, £12; Linea Azure knitted throw, £49; Linea Printed cushions, £15 each Linea. Available from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk)

FABRICS & AESTHETICS The kinds of fabrics you choose are really important for this look. Wherever you’re including cushions, throws and other such textiles opt for lightweight, summery fabrics such as brushed cotton, linen and even wool (with a lower denier). Depending on the space you’re dressing, you might even want to use fabric as decorative drapes, or wall hangings, though we suggest less is more in this case. Whilst this is definitely a minimalistic look, there’s no reason to ban patterns, in fact, embrace them! Stripes, dots, herringbone—a few carefully integrated styles can be mixed together with solid colours and other plain surfaces/fabrics to create an interesting, yet subtle, look. FAR LEFT: Seafare dinnerware, from £6; Linea Ella napkin, £15; Junipa Alta 16-piece cutlery set, £45; Gray & Willow Penryn napkins (set of 4), £12; Dickins & Jones. Available from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk) LEFT: Linea Sarie dinnerware, from £7; Linea Seafare serving platter £20; Gray & Willow Rope storage, £30. Available from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk)

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ABOVE: (From top to bottom) Linea Torren stripe cushion, £15; Linea Marlin fish print cushion, £15; Junipa Velvet ikat cushion, £.25 All three available from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser. co.uk). Jersey Weave Cushion, £29.50. Available from Marks & Spencer in a range of colours (www.marksandspencer.com)


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FURNITURE

ABOVE: Alma napkins (set of 4), £15; Gray &

To fully capture the coastal vibes you want your furniture to cunger up memories of days spent by the beach, soaking up the British sunshine. Think simple and rustic; intentionally distressed armchairs, with plump pinstriped seat covers and cozy loungers with oversized cushions are two fantastic options—but in truth the sky is the limit, so long as it packs plenty of antiqued,nautical charm.

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We’ve already covered a few ideas in our Fabrics & Aesthetics section, but here are a few more tips to really complete the look. Be sure to load seating areas with plenty of comfy, yet stylish, cushions to create an inviting and chic communal space. Likewise for throws, have plenty casually draped or rolled in nearby wicker baskets, particularly if the area you’re dressing it actually outside. After all, you want guests to feel their most comfortable and warmth is a big part of that.

Bubble tumbler, £6; each Gray & Willow Richmond jug, £22; Linea Acacia paddle, £22; Gray & Willow Casserole dish, Small, £22; Large, £32; Gray & Willow Small ceramic pot, £10; Dickins & Jones Ella napkins (set of 4), £15; Junipa Petite blue casserole dish, £20; Gray & Willow Areia mugs, from £9; Gray & Willow Soul Culture mugs, from £6; Linea Speckled glazed mugs, from £9; Gray & Willow Acacia paddle, £22; Gray & Willow Ponto serving bowl, £38; Gray & Willow Storage jar, Small, £14; Large, £18; Gray & Willow Alta 16-piece cutlery set, Isak planter, £18. Available from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk) FAR LEFT (BEDROOM): Azure knitted throw, £49; Linea Striped white bedspread, £110; Linea Simply White Rowen print double duvet set, £65; Linea Seafare Grey seersucker check double duvet set, £55; Linea Simply White Torren stripe cushion, £15; Linea Velvet ikat cushion, £25; Junipa Holden check double duvet set, £55; Linea Casual Collection White matelassé cushion, £35. Available from House of Fraser (www.houseoffraser.co.uk) LEFT: Gray & Willow Annika weave easy fit shade, £65; Linea Navy bubble vase, £12. Available from

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CORAL INTERIORS

On their exciting new venture! Coral interiors are the creators of homes and holiday homes with soul in Dorset, Hampshire and Devon. With their wealth of knowledge and experience, they’ve helped busy people ranging from business owners, doctors, executives and other professionals, to design their homes to meet their needs, and in a way they perhaps would never have thought of themselves. They collate and provide the highest quality products, and as certified vegan interior designers—one of the first in the UK—they are proud to offer a service to clients who are equally as passionate about cruelty-free materials and products.

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Nicky Massey, owner of Margo and Mya invited Helen Winter of Coral Interiors (based in Bournemouth) to join her in the new showroom. Nicky and Helen have worked together on several local projects, including a holiday home at new Silverlake development near Dorchester.

Brewery Square is an exciting, premium retail location, and Nicky was especially excited that this large multiuse store will enable her to host regular workshops and networking events. In collaboration, both independent brands will bring their matchless styles to home and business owners throughout the local area. More than that, this new site represents the next step for Coral Interiors, and a welldeserved milestone in their journey as a growing, customer-focused independent business.

When asked about the new showroom, Nicky said, “We wanted to offer customers more than just off the peg curtains. We wanted to offer products tailored to their needs and requirements, whether they need a single Roman blind, or bespoke curtains throughout their new house.”

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Coral Interiors will be designing the space and extending from their Bournemouth location to Dorchester, where they hope to design and create interiors befitting the stunning scenery and architecture of West Dorset.

A NEW CLIENT EXPERIENCE This will be a wonderful space for Coral Interiors’ clients based in or near Dorchester to come and view the extensive fabric and wallpaper collections to really fire their imagination. They’ll also be able to view 3D visuals with Virtual Reality walkthroughs so they can fully envision their home before any work begins.

Margo and Mya (a curtain, and soft furnishings company based in Weymouth) will be opening a new showroom in Pope Street in Dorchester’s Brewery Square, come summer 2018. It will offer both bespoke and ready-made curtains, blinds, cushions, headboards and interior accessories—the likes of which you won’t find elsewhere—and will be a great complement to other retailers in Brewery Square. Unusually for a curtain showroom, customers will also be able to use the services of on-site interior design studio, by no other than Coral Interiors. Helen Winter and her team of professionals at Coral will be on hand to offer advice and help with sourcing related items.

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A new kitchen can be the single largest investment in your home. As such each of our units is individually designed and fitted with the care and respect it deserves by our expert team of fitters led by our Master Carpenter. Haroys Joinery has opened a new kitchen showroom showcasing a broad range of traditional and contemporary units, with state of the art work surfaces. Haroys offer a personalised design service for kitchens, and handmade bespoke furniture. Haroys master craftsmen manufacture superb wooden handmade furniture in our adjacent workshop. For a personal consultation call the Haroys Team on 01202 686236.

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Contact us: T. 01202 686236 E. sales@haroys.co.uk W. www.haroys.co.uk A. 192 Stanley Green Road, Poole, BH15 3AH Kitchen showroom opening times: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm; Saturday by appointment only


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LED ZIP

In the Spotlight: Lighting The Royal Wedding We love getting to know our incredible local businesses, and as such we decided to pay our friends over at LED Zip a house call, to find out more about their amazing recent project; the lighting of St. George’s Chapel— otherwise known as the host venue for the up-coming royal wedding! We spoke with Nick Bainton, Owner of LED Zip to find out exactly what went into this exciting project. So, how did you end up working on one of the most prestigious churches in all of England? It all spurred from a project five years or so ago, when we were approached by the Royal’s Lighting Director to come up with a solution to some tricky outdoor lighting projects. Fountains, gardens, important monuments… things that the general public were coming into contact with, and

therefore needed a special attention and an ultra effective lighting. That led to a project within Windsor Castle, lighting the china cabinets in one of their grand halls. Anyway, one day the lighting designer approached me with another, as he put it “little job” and the rest is history. Amazing, what was the official brief? The castle famously suffered from a huge fire back in 1992, where thousands of priceless artifacts were lost, thanks to an overheated spotlight and flammable curtains. Since then, the designers have been trying to figure out a way to replace the powerful Halogen lamps needed to efficiently light the castle, with a safer—and equally cost effective—alternative. PICTURE RIGHT: St. George’s Chapel

The problem in the church was a set of floodlights illuminating the apses either side of the aisle, as some visitors had been throwing their coats on them and causing a fire risk due to their extreme heat. So we had to come up with something of equal power that produced less heat.

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What was the solution? After trialling several different prototypes, we came up with a bespoke unit (the Monoflood 400) that was more powerful, more efficient and most importantly, was no longer a fire risk. The unit is also impressively small in size, the likes of which are often used in domestic gardens, with our innovative technologies we were able to install it here and also to light the war memorial at Sturminster Newton.


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The whole process had to be checked and approved by the Lighting Director, then National Heritage and members of the Royal Family, quite possibly even the Queen herself! Or at least one of the Dukes, but that part was all hush hush to us. …And the results? Phenomenal! We’ve replaced the halogen old lights, which were emitting 3000 lumens, and replaced it with the new bespoke unit, which cranked up the output to an incredible 4000 lumens. Meanwhile the chapel’s energy bills took a significant decrease, going from an output of 250 watts per light to an incredible 27 watts per light. It goes to show, whether you’re lighting a castle or a 2-bed property on the South Coast, LEDs make for some serious savings on your energy bills! PICTURE BELOW: St. George’s Chapel

We’re pleased to announced that all parties have approved the works done by us and have requested that we work on other aspects of the chapel too, and all in time for the next big Royal Wedding. I expect you’ll definitely be watching it later this year then? Absolutely, I’ll be looking out for our team’s handy work! Aside for the power, what was so special about these custom-made units? Every singe light that now resides in the chapel was assembled right here in our showroom, by the skillful hands of our truly amazing team—not only that, but nearly all of the materials used to make it were sourced from around the local area too. That’s amazing. So what’s next? Well, we’re currently doing up the showroom so that we can really show

off everything we do, from the outdoor range right through to our kitchen and bathroom assortment, and everything in between. We want customers to walk in the door confident, and maybe even a little excited, that they will receive the same quality, longevity and attention to detail with their LED purchases, as our very own Royal Family now has.

For more information about LED-Zip contact: t. 01202 577400 e. info@led-zip.co.uk w. www.led-zip.co.uk

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ENJOY THE OUTDOORS The clocks have gone forward and spring is in the air so it is a great time to start getting our gardens ready for the warmer weather. We offer a wide range of furniture, decking, fences and gates so you can enjoy your garden all year around. With some new additions to our colour range including orange, pink, purple and beige, joining our staple colours of black, brown, yellow, red, blue, green and grey we can create some bespoke furniture to brighten up your outdoor space. All of our products are made from 100% recycled plastic. We manufacture products ourselves and then sell direct to the Domestic and Commercial sector. Due to ever increasing importance to recycle and protect the environment, the plastic used is recycled in the UK and is the perfect alternative to wood. Our aims are to help rebuild the environment by utilising a commodity, which people would otherwise just throw away, and so turn what to some would be rubbish into a valuable product for everybody.

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

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Available this summer, the new Audi A6 saloon, integrating many of the refinements and innovations that feature in its luxury flagship stablemate the A8. Prices have not yet been announced. The A6 has advanced mild hybrid drivetrains, sharper yet more comfortable suspension options and a new all-digital MMI touch-response interface. Mild-hybrid technology involves a belt alternator starter working together with a lithium-ion battery, enabling the A6 to coast at speeds of between 34mph and 99mph in the interest of fuel economy and to initiate its start-stop function earlier – at speeds of 13mph and below. The engine is restarted from standstill predictively as soon as the vehicle in front of the Audi A6 starts moving. In realworld driving, the technology reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.7 litres per 62 miles. The interior of the new Audi A6 is larger than in the outgoing model. Legroom in the rear exceeds not only its predecessor but also its core competitors, while headroom and shoulder room measurements in both front and rear are also more generous than previously. New A6 comes with choice of two engines. The petrol unit (combined fuel economy: 39.7mpg – 42.1mpg, CO2 emissions 161 g/km – 151 g/ km) is a 3.0 litre unit. The V6 turbocharged engine powers the saloon from rest to 62mph in 5.1 seconds. The 3.0 diesel delivers similar performance (combined fuel economy 48.7mpg – 51.3mpg, combined CO2 emissions 150 g/km - 142 g/km). All A6 models will be exclusively equipped with automatic transmission.

ROAD TEST: LEXUS NX300H PREMIER The NX300h is the first compact crossover from luxury brand Lexus and the latest version features more muscular styling, equipment upgrades and is a full hybrid, available with front wheel or all-wheel drive, writes NICK FLETCHER. New crossover/SUVs seem to be launched almost every other week - they are the current ‘hot’ product on the motoring scene - yet even so, the NX300h still stands out with true visual presence. Beneath the bonnet is a 2.5-litre petrol engine with electric motor and battery pack giving 195 hp. The car can run on electric power alone, helping keep emissions down to 121 g/ km, and saving fuel. Top speed is 112 mph, the 0-60 mph 9.2 seconds and fuel economy is 54.3 mpg combined. The NX300h has silky driving dynamics with minimal noise intrusion. Electric CVT transmission provides smooth gearshifts and the suspension set-up gives a compliant and comfortable ride. With diesel in gradual decline, sales of hybrids are increasing and NX300h prices start at £34,895. All models get touch-screen infotainment system, with sat-nav, Bluetooth,

CD player/digital radio, plus dual-zone climate control and alloy wheels. My Premier test model added much more kit including upgraded sat-nav with 12.3 inch screen and surround-sound audio system, upgraded connectivity services, 360-degree camera, intelligent parking sensors and various other convenience features, taking the price to £44,395. The cabin has a quality look and feel, seating is comfortable and all models get a front armrest and electric seat adjustment. The dashboard layout is very good, with most of the control buttons set high up for easy sight and touch. Four adults can be accommodated with ease and a fifth if necessary. There is good rear headroom and the rear seats recline for greater comfort. The boot offers 475 litres of space, and with rear seats folded (they don’t go quite flat) there is a substantial 1,520 litres. It is hard to fault the NX300h. Certainly there are SUVs which offer more sporty handling, but overall, this eye-catching Lexus holds a strong hand, scoring well for low emissions, fuel-efficiency and generous equipment levels.

NEW MERCEDES AMG GT Available in September, the new Mercedes AMG GT four-door coupe. Prices have not yet been announced but are thought to start at around £110,000. “As the first four-door AMG GT model it combines high everyday comfort with diverse individualisation options and the latest sports car engineering,” says Mercedes.”It blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use.” Powered by 6-cylinder in-line and V8 engines with outputs ranging from 435 hp to 639 hp, the 4.0 litre V8 version is capable of reaching 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. All AMG GT 4-Door Coupé models are equipped with the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. The new models feature all the connectivity and Intelligent Drive functions and options of the Mercedes-AMG S-Class. These include partially automated driving with the DRIVE PILOT, which can support the driver with routine daily tasks such as driving in a traffic congestion. The AMG GT 4-Door Coupé can also be fitted with the ENERGIZING comfort control for improved driver-fitness

safety. This system networks different vehicle functions such as the air conditioning system, seat control, massage functions, steering wheel heating and ambient lighting, in order to relax or refresh the driver and passengers in a targeted manner with predefined programs.


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ROAD TEST: LAND ROVER DISCOVERY The Land Rover Discovery is an iconic model, visually unmistakable, refined on-road and unrivalled off-road, writes NICK FLETCHER. There are impressive rivals in its sector including the Audi A7, Volvo XC90 and Mercedes GLE, yet there is such mistique about the Discovery it is arguably in a class of its own. There are around a dozen versions of Discovery with petrol and diesel choices, starting from around £45,895 for the featured car, the entry-level S version. It is quite well equipped with features including touch-screen infotainment, air-con, cruise contol, powered tailgate, 19-inch alloys, air suspension, and safety kit including lane departure warning and auto emergency braking. The popular choice 4-cylinder twin-turbo 2.0 litre diesel offers a hefty 237 hp, delivering 0-60 mph time of 8.3 seconds, top speed of 121 mph and respectable fuel-economy of 43.4 mpg combined. Emission figure is 171 g/km. The exterior styling is cool and classy, the cabin has more wow-factor than any other in the sector, and when

you start driving, it is surprising how quick and agile the car is, partly due to being around 480 kg lighter than previous models. The diesel unit is impressively smooth and quiet, the 8 -speed auto box seamless. The ride quality is refined, and while there is some body-roll on tight corners, the car still feels planted and assured. While permanent four-wheel drive is standard you can, at the turn of a dial, tailor the response to suit mud, snow or even sand. Most of the time, the Discovery will be on the tarmac but should the terrain get tough, it can certainly cope. I’ve driven one up a Scottish mountain in deep snow and it never faltered! Discovery gets top marks for practicality - even the thirdrow seats at the back can take adults in comfort and there is still boot space of 258 litres. With all seats folded down, there is a van-like 2,400 litres available. Overall, Discovery S is a great package at an attractive price for a premium seven-seater with all wheel drive and plenty of style and image.

The Jaguar XF has picked up two major UK awards, having been named both Company Car of the Year and Large Company Car of the Year at the annual SME Awards, embracing small and medium sized businesses. A panel of independent judges picked out the XF 2.0D 163 hp R-Sport Auto model for particular praise. Its four-cylinder diesel Ingenium engine delivers fuel economy of 69.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km, falling to just 104g/km when fitted with a manual gearbox. The SME Company Car Award is the latest in a long line of accolades for the allnew Jaguar XF, which has already had been recognized by Business Car as Executive Car of the Year, by Top Gear Magazine as its Saloon Car of the Year and by Fleet World as its Executive Car of the Year. The XF - priced from £32,490 - was designed from the ground up to appeal to fleet and business customers, and boasts total cost-ofownership figures that are among the best in their class.

DS 7 CROSSBACK On UK sale this month, the new DS 7 Crossback SUV, available in four trim levels, with petrol and diesel engines, and priced from £28,050 to £43,535. Next year, a petrol-electric version will be introduced, priced at around £50,000. French manufacturer DS says:”Bespoke and personalised vehicles are the order of the day and DS 7 should appeal to trailblazers, trend enthusiasts and customers looking for a new and premium automotive experience with unique sensations. “DS 7 is available in a choice of different trims, with the spotlight on materials. The interiors, called DS Inspirations, take their style cues from Paris, the birthplace of the brand. “And taking the first step towards autonomous driving, technology features such as ACTIVE LED VISION, CONNECTED PILOT and DRIVER ATTENTION ASSIST increase safety, comfort and peace of mind.” Two turbo petrol engines, the 4-cylinder PureTech 180 or PureTech 225, are both coupled with the new 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard. These two engines deliver fuel economy of 48.7mpg. Two turbocharged diesel engines, BlueHDi 130 with a manual gearbox or BlueHDi 180 with an automatic gearbox, have have fuel economy of 70.6mpg and 57.6mpg respectively.

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RACHEL RODDY: THE ROME-BASED FOODIE EXPLORES SICILY TOO IN HER COOKBOOK The food writer talks to Ella Walker about the inspiration behind Two Kitchens, and why sharing meals and recipes is so personal. Rachel Roddy has been showered in trophies, winning double at the 2017 Guild of Food Writers Awards. But flicking through the food blogger and Guardian recipe columnist’s cookbook, Two Kitchens, she already seems to have attained a kind of foodie nirvana. A follow on from her 2015 cookbook Five Quarters, its title refers to Rachel’s tiny kitchen in her flat in Rome, as well as the big, basic cooking space at her partner Vincento’s family home in the industrial Gela, Sicily, where they spend their summers, and it features the “really simple food” that has come from both. She has lived in Rome for the past 12 years - arriving one day with just a rucksack and deciding to stay but England still spools into her Italian life, and her Italian kitchens. Day to day though, her diet is very Italian - “Loads of fresh vegetables, mostly vegetarian, lots of pulses, little bits of meat, loads of fish, plenty of wine; wine with every meal” - while her food shopping is swayed by the seasons and what’s piled high in Rome’s markets. Two Kitchens is split into 24 sections, each portion devoted to a specific ingredient (aubergines, ricotta, peas, oranges, etc), typical to her two Italian spheres.

As well as hunks of melon and sweet-grainy figs, Sicily has “the most extraordinary tomatoes”. “Like nothing you’ve ever seen,” Rachel promises. “They make me want to cry, they’re so tasty”, and she says the best ones are usually sold by locals from the boots of their cars. The most iconic Sicilian recipe is caponata, a sweet and sour aubergine stew that “everyone makes - it’s absolutely delicious”, but in true Italian style, there can be spats over how it ought to be prepared. “Italians still think English people can’t cook!” says Rachel with a laugh. “They have really stronglyheld opinions about how you do things and no compromise from that at all. I tend to listen there’s a lot of discussions about how things should be done. I sometimes get involved, but I always regret it afterwards.” That doesn’t mean she isn’t fascinated with the way other people think about and cook food, though. “It’s always a lovely thing to ask someone to show you how to make something, because it’s quite an intimate act, and you often get the most wonderful information from people when they teach you,” she explains. “I’m not so interested in the recipe, but people’s tips and secrets. I like how everyone has a particular view of how they put butter on their toast before they put the Marmite on - everyone’s so different, it’s very revealing.”

Rachel Roddy (Photo Credit: PA Photo/Elena Heatherwick)

And this is how she writes about food, weaving stories into recipes, and vice-versa. “We all eat all the time, whether it’s good, bad or indifferent food - it’s very tied up with love and place and need, so when you write about food, you write about life,” says Rachel. “It’s another way of sharing: The way you share a meal, you share memories.” Two Kitchens: Family Recipes from Sicily and Rome by Rachel Roddy, photography Rachel Roddy and Nick Seaton, is published in hardback by Headline. By Ella Walker, Press Association

Ingredients

Nut Brittle (Makes a piece roughly 20cm square)

250g whole almonds, pistachios, pine nuts or sesame seeds Flavourless oil, for greasing 200g granulated sugar 100g honey 1/2 lemon

Method If the almonds have skins, plunge them in boiling water for a couple of minutes, drain them, then slip the skins off. If you are toasting your nuts, preheat the oven to 150C/130C fan/gas mark 2 and roast them for five minutes, or until they are very pale gold. If you like, chop the nuts roughly. Lightly grease a heatproof work surface or line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. In a small heavy-based pan, melt the sugar and honey over a low heat, then increase the heat until it is boiling at the edges - but be careful, it must not burn.

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Add the nuts or seeds and stir vigorously for another minute, then tip onto the prepared work surface or baking tray. Use a wet palette knife or metal spatula to press the mixture flat, then rub it with the cut side of a lemon. Allow to cool. To serve, break into pieces. It keeps well in an airtight tin in a cool, dry place.


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Pasta with Aubergine (Serves 4)

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Ingredients

Method

2 large aubergines Olive or groundnut oil, for frying 1kg fresh tomatoes or 500g passata 2 garlic cloves A small handful of basil 1tsp sugar (if you need it) 500g pasta, such as spaghetti, rigatoni, casarecce, mezze maniche or penne 200g salted ricotta, grated Salt

Peel strips from the aubergine so that they are striped, then cut them into 5mm slices. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to salt them, do it now; otherwise just dry them with a clean tea towel. Heat about 5cm oil in a frying pan and fry the slices, turning them halfway, until they are golden brown on both sides, then drain very well on kitchen paper. Set the slices aside, ideally near the stove so they keep warm-ish. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil. If using fresh ones, peel the tomatoes by plunging them into boiling water for one minute, then lift them out with a slotted spoon and cool under cold water, at which point the skins should slip away. Roughly chop the tomatoes, removing the seeds if you wish (I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t). Crush the garlic cloves with the back of a knife so that they split but remain whole. Warm some more

oil in a frying pan and add the garlic. Once the garlic is fragrant and lightly gold, remove it from the pan, add the fresh tomatoes (or passata) and cook until they collapse into a sauce. At this point, you can pass the tomatoes through a food mill back into the pan, or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy with the texture, simply tear in most of the basil, add the sugar if you think the sauce is too sharp, and a good pinch of salt. Bring the pan of tomato water back to the boil, add salt, stir well and add the pasta. Cook it until al dente, then drain it. Mix the pasta with the sauce and a handful of salted ricotta, then divide it between bowls, top with several slices of aubergine, a little more salted ricotta and a couple more basil leaves. Pass around the remaining aubergine slices and cheese so that people can help themselves. 145


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Chickpea Fritters (Serves 6-8 as an antipasti)

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Ingredients

Method

300g chickpea flour 1l cold water Olive oil, for frying Lemon wedges, to serve

In a large pan, whisk together one litre of cold water and the chickpea flour until it forms a smooth batter with no lumps. Tip the batter into a large, heavy-based pan over a medium-low heat and whisk steadily. After 10 minutes or so, the batter will start thickening, and now you really need to whisk to make sure it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stick to the bottom. Once the mixture is coming away cleanly from the sides of the pan, it is ready. Now, moving swiftly, use a spatula to smear the batter on to a clean marble surface, a large flat tin, or plates. The layer should be 3-5mm thick. Let the mixture cool completely. If you have spread it on to

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a work surface or tin, it can be cut into squares where it is. If you have smeared it on to plates, peel off the layer of batter carefully and cut each one into slim wedges. In a pan or deep frying pan, heat the oil to frying temperature, which is 180C, or when a cube of bread dances on the surface of the oil and turns golden after 20 seconds. Fry the panelle in small batches until they are crisp and golden. Lift from the oil with a slotted spoon on to kitchen paper to drain briefly, then transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with salt and serve straight away, with lemon wedges.


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PART 3: OUR 3RD SESSION At our very first session Lisa (our Laser Hair Remover, and subsequent Owner of the clinic) set the machine to its lowest intensity setting, based on our own individual hair and skin types, and each session after that she’s increased the laser’s strength. My open and honest review of the discomfort-factor, is that there really isn’t any—and believe me, I’ve endured plenty of treatments that are advertised as “pain free” that really aren’t. The Diode Laser packs some seriously neat tech, which unlike IPL Hair Removal targets the root of the

hair directly with an intense laser beam, not light, hence better results and no damage to the surrounding skin cells. Ok, down to what you really want to know: did it work? I can confidently say YES! In just three short sessions, I genuinely have seen results. In fact, the results have actually surpassed my expectations. Between my second and third session, I really noticed that the hair barely grew back and what did grow back was really fine. It’s funny actually, I had planned to go swimming on the weekend when suddenly that feeling of “OMG I need to shave my legs!” dawned on me, only when I brushed my hand against them to see what landscaping needed to be done, there wasn’t anything there. I will be going back to increase the longevity of my results, but I am already seriously impressed. Vicky, who got her underarms done, has also seen some good results, but has been advised that it might take that tiny bit longer as her hair is lighter in colour.

Whilst different skin types will all react to the treatment differently, typically, those with paler skin will see faster results, as the laser works more efficiently with ‘pheomelanin’. That’s not to say that if you have darker skin that laser hair removal isn’t achievable, but it may take a bit longer as the intensity of the laser will have to be weaker.

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The laser works best with darker hair. Any diode laser will struggle when it comes to grey or red hair - It is currently ineffective as the laser can’t pick up the pigment.

Typically, you’ll require somewhere 6-8 treatments for lasting results, however some clients may need more! As a lead board advisory member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses, Lisa’s priority is always the health and happiness of her clients. I’ve been in the waiting room of Clinic Visjeune plenty of times listening to people asking for injectables and advanced aesthetics, and Lisa will without a doubt always recommend a less permanent and indeed, less costly solution first. Moreover, Lisa is a brilliant listening ear and will often address the deeper issue of her client’s self-confidence, before going ahead with anything at all.

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

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Not only are we one big family at Wassmuffin, but we also love training families and having children around. Mike and I both have children that can often be found at the gym and we understand how hard it is to train around children and with a busy lifestyle. We have kids classes 6 days a week in Thai Boxing, Thai Fitness, and Ju Jitsu, for children ages 4-10 years old. We now have a junior class too, ages 1015 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as the kids class became so popular we had to split them up. The classes have been known to increase confidence, teach discipline and respect, as well as keep them fit and strong. Some people seem to have the wrong opinion that this creates violence outside of the gym environment. In all my years of training I have never seen this happen with the kids we train. Actually it seems to have the opposite effect; as our children gain confidence they found out they have nothing to prove to others outside the gym and therefore avoid altercations and due to their newfound confidence others don’t seem to want to test them. I have witnessed time and time again how this has led to parents training with us. They have seen how

much their children love it and progress, and just how much fun they can have while training, so decide to try it themselves. Which is why we have a special membership deal for families, which is negotiable depending on how many family members will be training. We are always happy to allow children on the premises when parents or carers are on site, as long as they understand their safety is still there responsibility especially at busy class times. Children are also welcome when we teach our private classes, and have often been known to join in—It’s a great way to get fit together and have something in common. As I like to say, “the family that kick together stick together”! Ok so let’s talk about the science bit. Here’s a little bit of info as to whether it’s really harder to get back in shape after having kids. Apparently, evidence shows it isn’t physically hard toget back into shape after giving birth. And if you’re breastfeeding you can burn an extra 300-500 calories per day. Your estrogen levels are lower after giving birth so you naturally lose more weight. If you were in good shape before your pregnancy, and

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GET TO THE POINT Micro-needling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that injures skin to rejuvenate it. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? But it works. When skin is injured, it produces collagen to repair itself, but sometimes this leads to scarring. With micro-needling, skin produces collagen to repair itself with no scarring. The micro-needling device features lots of thin, tiny needles to create controlled skin injuries that trigger the body to produce more collagen and elastin to fill them in. The result? Firmer, smoother, more hydrated skin. Scars, stretch makes, and pores all look smaller, too! Can micro-needling really rejuvenate skin? Yes. Many scientific studies have confirmed that micro-needling reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improves skin tone and texture.¹ “I have been using micro-needling for the past five years and have obtained gratifying results for treating fine wrinkles and scars, especially those around the mouth, on the neck and the creepiness of the cheeks and on the sides of the eyes,” says Nelson Lee Novick, Clinical Professior of Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. Is micro-needling an effective treatment for acne scars? Yes. If your acne scars are indented (depressed), stimulating the production of new collagen with micro-needling can yield incredible results. “Micro-

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

REVIEWED We wanted to know what all the fuss was about.

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DERMAPLANING At Health & Beauty Bournemouth

As some of you will remember, the last time I visited Health & Beauty Bournemouth, I was suffering with a serious case of inflamed acne, the like of which were treated (along with some topical meds from the doctor) at the salon, with a chemical peel and LED light therapy. That’s not to say I don’t get hormonal flare ups, but my spots are nowhere near the extremity of before and it has made the world of difference to my life on a daily basis; being able to walk taller, and be confident in my own skin. Fastforward 3 months and whilst yes my acne has cleared up, I now have some residual scaring from spots I couldn’t leave well alone, so I went in search of the perfect treatment to tackle said scaring and give me a glowing complexion in the process and I found the very thing, in the form of ‘Dermaplaning’.

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If you haven’t heard of it before, Dermaplaning is the ridding of dead skin cells and vellus hair (AKA peach fuzz) using specialist techniques and a surgical scalpel—sorry, what was that last part?! If you’re just finding out for the first time that this treatment essentially involves a blade, then

you’re probably a little shocked, but in truth we’ve used specialist blades in beauty therapy for centuries, not to mention the fact that 90% of us use them to remove our bodily hair on a bi-daily (or monthly—no judgment) basis. The issue for a lot of people is that whilst shaving their legs is one thing, removing skin from their face can sound a little daunting, which is why I decided to brave it for us all. Ok, so now you know what it is, you probably want to know why someone would get it done? First off, you know that whispery hair that grows on your face? Well, that can cause unwanted dirt and bacteria to build up on top the skin and block the pores, and eventually leads to spots. But if what we’ve always been told about shaving our facial hair is true, then the hair will surely grow back thicker and darker? WRONG. It’s a common misconception, but it’s not the case with regards to this treatments. The hair will grow back eventually, but no more than what was already there, and certainly not darker. Dermaplaning is also great for removing and dead skin cells, which

not only leaves your skin smoother, but it equally allows your make-up to go on better, and your skincare to absorb more easily too. With all this in mind, I had to find out what it was really like for myself.

MY EXPERIENCE: The treatment began with parts of classic facial—cleanse, gentle exfoliation, and tone. Then soon enough it was time to go “under the knife” as it were. Francesca (Owner/Therapist, Health & Beauty Bournemouth) began by checking the surface of my skin for any dry areas, which she applied facial oil to, where necessary. We started the surgical exfoliation (the actual knife work itself) with my forehead, and honestly it really wasn’t painful. I wouldn’t say I have a particularly high, or low threshold for pain, but all I can say is I could probably hear the scraping more than I could feel it. Francesca was meticulous in getting every little bit of my face smooth, and even gave my nose a good old-fashioned blackhead squeeze—not pretty, but pretty necessary in my case (damn hereditarily large pores).

THE RESULTS: True to its promise, the treatment has left the surface of my skin really smooth. My Skincare seems to be sinking in a lot better, and equally my make-up is going on smother too. The scaring has definitely reduced, but not gone entirely, which I imagine means I’d need to go for a couple more treatments to fully get rid of it. The vellus hair (peach fuzz) on my face has not grown back darker, nor more ferociously and I am pleased to announce that I am not walking around a real life bearded lady. The pores on my nose—which Fransecsa worked the most on—have shrunk, and I’m sure with continued treatment could even disappear further.

OVERALL: The fear of the treatment itself is far far worse than the actual procedure, and it will leave your skin smooth, soft and peach fuzz free for weeks (if not months) after. By Charlotte Williams t. 01202 429889 w. healthandbeautybournemouth.co.uk a. 1087 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6BQ


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PUZZLES

TAKE A BREAK... Pop the kettle on, put your feet up & take 10 minutes to engage your brain & solve these simple puzzles.

SUDOKU CROSSWORD

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WHAT’S ON

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

28TH APRIL – 7TH MAY BOURNEMOUTH EMERGING ARTS FRINGE (BEAF), BOURNEMOUTH TOWN Bournemouth’s largest independent arts festival, Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF), is set to fill the streets with creativity immersing visitors and residents in Bournemouth’s emerging arts scene. From exhibitions, theatre productions, concerts, comedy, cabaret and film screenings, a vibrant and colourful street festival, plus the launch of the first ever art gallery in police box, this will be one of the liveliest and most imaginative festivals to hit town! Spread over 10 days, it will see unique and inspiring events transform venues across the town, from their regular cafes and bars, galleries and theatres, to the more original spaces, the cliff lifts, a series of transformed shipping containers, and of course the famous police box in Boscombe! With an ambition to ‘challenge your views of creativity and culture,’ the festival features the best of Bournemouth’s homegrown artistic talent. Showcasing the work of their artists, musicians, poets, street performers, comedians, sculptors, the festival will bring something different to the town and highlight the amazing work being produced by their creative community. For a full range of activity go to www.b-e-a-f.co.uk or find on facebook www.facebook. com/bournemouthfringe Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe www.b-e-a-f.co.uk

19TH APRIL BALLETBOYZ PRESENT FOURTEEN DAYS

29TH SEPTEMBER TREK THE THREE PEAKS OF DORSET

The International Emmy Award-winning, all-male dance company BalletBoyz return to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 19 April with four brand new works and the return of an audience favourite. Fourteen Days sees choreographers Javier De Frutos (London Road), Craig Revel Horwood (West Side Story, Sunset Boulevard), Iván Pérez (Young Men) and Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris) team up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson, with each pair given just fourteen days to work with the ensemble to create the new pieces. Playing with the concept of balance and imbalance, the result is an exciting and varied programme of dance and music in BalletBoyz’s inimitable style. Fallen forms the second half of the evening, choreographed by regular BalletBoyz collaborator and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant (Broken Fall), and set to a powerful score by French film composer Armand Amar. Fallen won the award for Best Modern Choreography at the 2013 National Dance Awards. Fourteen Days is a co-production with Sadler’s Wells, in association with artsdepot.

Join Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, and appreciate the stunning Dorset countryside at the very top of the county’s three highest peaks. On 29 September you can join the local charity and take on this unique opportunity during a 12-hour hike across the Dorset hills. Participants will trek 26 miles across the Wessex Ridgeway and to the peaks of Lewesdon Hill, Pilsdon Pen and Bulbarrow Hill. These are the three biggest peaks in Dorset and within one day you will be ascending a combined height of 1,350 meters – higher than Ben Nevis. To take part in the Dorset 3 Peaks event, an entry fee of £35 applies and a minimum fundraising target of £265. If you book your place before 1 April you can receive a £5 discount. Your fundraising could achieve the daily cost to run the advice service to provide guidance and support, specialist toys for children with disabilities to play with, a day’s vital medical supplies for the children at the charity’s specialist school and much more. For further information and event details, please visit: www.diverseabilities.org.uk/dorset-three-peaks/ If trekking isn’t your thing, find out what other exciting events Diverse Abilities has to offer by visiting the charity’s website at www.diverseabilities.org.uk/events or call the fundraising team on 01202 718266.

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14TH APRIL MADAMA BUTTERFLY, AT BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE

10TH FEBRUARY - 8TH MAY DIPPY ON TOUR, AT DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. “This is a Butterfly to cherish” Manchester Evening News “The set and costumes were intricate and magnificent to behold. All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage, which added to the overall exquisite tragedy of the performance.”Manchester Magazine, Autumn 2014 Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.

The excitement is certainly building as we hear the sound of familiar footsteps heading to Dorset County Museum. Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s beloved Diplodocus is on his way to Dorset to see you lovely lot. From February- May 2018, Dippy will be staying in the Museum’s original Victorian Hall, in which the first-floor gallery will allow visitors to see Dippy closer than ever before. This not to be missed, roarsome experience for all the family is free, with tickets allocated on a first come first serve basis. Tickets to see Dippy are being snapped up quicker than you say ‘diplodocus’, so get your skates on to ensure you don’t miss out. So, are you passionate about paleontology? Desperate to see Dippy? Book your free tickets now for an unforgettable natural history adventure. Entry to see Dippy is free but you have to book a slot (Max 6 per booking).

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COMMUNITY FOOTBALL

JOIN CHAMPION SPORTS GROUPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FREE BOOTCAMP Formed in 2012 with 10 players Champion Sports now has over 500 weekly attendees and on average coaches 1,000 children per week. To date they have over 90 players going into professional clubs and have also had players selected for county and district level and international level. Championship Sports Group will be holding a bootcamp at Hamworthy Park from the 14th April to 28th July 2018 from 3pm to 4pm, meeting on the tennis courts. This bootcamp is open for ages 8 to 16 years old and is free to attend. It is a great event to get children learning new areas in sports whilst also socialising and developing their team building skills. For more information please contact us on 07760618016 or follow us on social media to keep up to date with future events.

FREE BOOTCAMP: HAMWORTHY PARK, 14TH APRIL - 28TH JULY, 3pm - 4pm FOR BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT US ON: T. 07760 618016 E. championfootballdevelopment@gmail.com A. Bayside Business Park, Willis Way, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3TB FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: TWITTER: @championgoup FACEBOOK: championsportsgroup INSTAGRAM: champion_updates

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RECRUITMENT

LOCAL JOBS The latest jobs in your area.

Store Manager for our new Bournemouth flagship store Store Manager and Sales Assistant for our

At WiDEYEnew weBournemouth create natural skin flagship storeand body care products. We’re inspired by the power of nature - a natural alternative to help cleanse, revitalise and protect At WiDEYE we createbeautiful natural skin andharsh body environments. skin and body from nature’s but JUST SHUTTERS DORSET SALES DESIGNER care products. We’re inspired by the power of We’re expanding and seeking ambitious, outgoing and passionate individuals tolooking deliver We are currently for a bright, dynamic nature - a natural alternative to help cleanse, the WiDEYE brand ethos to the people of Bournemouth and we’re looking a Store Sales for Designer with Manager a professional and conrevitalise and protect skin and body from for our new flagship store located in the heart of thesiderate town. approach to sales, to add to our nature’s beautiful but harsh environments.

NEGOTIATOR/SENIOR NEGOTIATOR

exciting team in our Dorset Franchise. Based Store Manager Brown & Kay Westbourne are looking for an in Bournemouth, you will be working in We’re expanding and seeking ambitious, experienced Negotiator/Senior Negotiator to customers’ homes advising and consulting Store Manager (full-time) Basic salaries negotiable (experience dependant). outgoing and passionate individuals to deliver join the team. We are a very busy, proactive with them as they make their choice on the the WiDEYE brand ethos to the people of office and need someone who has experience will have Our ideal candidate a sentiment for WiDEYE products, our values brand ethos. Shutters we beautiful,and quality Plantation Bournemouth and we’re looking for a Store in Estate Agency along with a confiservice dent, A strong customer approach to engage and educate our customer about design and WiDEYE install. Soproducts. an eye for design is Manager and Sales Assistant for our new professional approach, excellent telephone a real bonus in this position although full A passion flto succeed and deliver the goals set in your role. agship store located in the heart of the town. and face to face customer service skills and training will be given. the confidence to approach people and build Applications to include CV and covering letter that will win us over ! info@wideye.co.uk rapport. Good salary package for the right STORE MANAGER You will have a busy schedule working to applicant who wishes to join an established appointment. These appointments will be Store Manager (full-time) - Basic salaries independent agency that takes personal made for you and your calendar updated by negotiable (experience dependant). pride in providing the best and endeavours to our team, although an ability and desire to WE CREATE NATURAL SKIN WE USE NATURAL WE’RE FOR WE LIVE AND BREATHE WE BELIEVE IN exceed expectations! candidateTHE will a sentiment increase your own leads would be a bonus AND BODY CARE PRODUCTS Our ideal INGREDIENTS BOYS have AND THE GIRLS AN ACTIVEfor LIFESTYLE TRADING RESPONSIBLY WiDEYE products, our values and brand ethos. and enable you to progress far within the wideye.co.uk Apply in complete confidence that privacy A strong customer service approach to engage company. will be maintained to: Ed Pitcher and educate our customer about WiDEYE ed@brownandkay.co.uk products. A passion to succeed and deliver the Who we are looking for goals set in your role. As a Just Shutters member of staff, you This is a full time position with Saturdays on a represent us and our much loved and rota. Car owner/driver essential Applications to include CV and covering letter respected brand as you visit people’s homes. that will win us over! info@wideye.co.uk It is therefore essential that you are well WEEKEND SALES PERSON presented and confident in your approach, Also required is a weekend sales person to while remaining considerate of our customers SALES ASSISTANT work every Saturday who can confidently deal and their homes. We are NOT a hard sales Sales Assistant - Hours & basic salaries with telephone and walk in enquiries for both company. We excel at building relationships negotiable (experience dependant). Sales and Lettings. Arrange viewings, attain and with our expert approach and range market appraisal appointments, answer of quality products, we sell because we are Our ideal candidate will have a sentiment for the telephone and greet people in person different and the best at what we do. WiDEYE products, our values and brand ethos. to discuss property requirements. Sales A strong customer service approach to engage experience useful and a friendly, professional You should be approachable, work well as and educate our customer about WiDEYE approach essential. Good salary package and part of a team but ultimately driven by your products. A passion to succeed and deliver the incentives. own goals and abilities. You should also have goals set in your role. a clean driving license. Apply in first instance to Applications to include CV and covering letter mandy@brownandkay.co.uk Experience in a design, building, high end that will win us over! info@wideye.co.uk sales or a creative background is a bonus but Car owner driver essential not a must. Additionally skills in design or DIY would also be useful. It is however much more important to us that you are the right person to represent our brand as our training package JOB OPPORTUNITY will provide the necessary skills. We have an excellent opportunity for a hard working, reliable and positive individual What we can offer seeking a full time position to join our • Competitive basic salary plus attractive respected and growing family business in a Commission. varied, day-based role, with added overtime • 28 days holiday (including Public bank earnings potential as a Product Fabricator! holidays. • Full training in design, surveying and Applicants’ must be bright, trustworthy, product. experienced using power tools, conscientious, • Excellent development opportunities within able to develop new skills, physically fit, and a nationally growing company. work well as part of a small team as well as • Pension scheme. independently. • Company vehicle. If you feel you have the aptitude to join us then send your CV to david@reformedplastics. co.uk to be considered for an interview. 160

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

I can honestly say after the first couple of days I felt great – more energy, healthier. The workouts were fantastic and totally achievable. I am definitely leaner, fitter and have more energy. I would definitely recommend this reboot. - WENDY

MAKING AN IMPACT We all know that doing some form of exercise is good for us. We even know that if it’s combined with improving our diet, we will feel loads better. More stamina, better muscle tone, weight loss, stress reduction... What a lot of people don’t know is that there is a form of exercise that can actually burn fat AND has a wealth of other benefits such as improving hormone balance, boosting brain power and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Intrigued? Let us introduce HIIT – High Impact Interval Training HIIT is a form of exercise that is hard but done in very short bursts. Rather than going non-stop for a prolonged period of time (like a long run), you work-out at a high intensity for small sections of time, with short intervals of rest in between. It is tough (you should be out of breath and unable to hold a conversation for 30 seconds), but you only have to do it for a short length of time. So why do we recommend HIIT as part of the Food Fit Body Reboot programme? Carrie, our Personal Trainer, explains: “A recent study shows that an 11 minute HIIT session gives as much benefit as 1 hour of continuous

activity. That is why the Food Fit Body Reboot programme includes daily 15 minute workouts. These are achievable, energising and can be done in the comfort of your own home at whatever time of day suits you best. HIIT training really gets results and fast. The feedback from our Reboot programmes demonstrate that. Carrie continues: ‘I have realised through working with lots of clients that fitness is only one part of the puzzle to being fit and healthy. Food and other lifestyle factors are equally as important. That is why the Food Fit Body 21-day Reboot programmes are so effective, as they combine achievable strength and HIIT workouts, delicious real food and daily support from the team, check out our porridge recipe opposite - a great start to the day and excellent fuel for the body.”

Benefits of HIIT: Burns More Fat: Not only do you burn more calories during a HIIT workout, but the effect of all that intense exertion kicks your body’s repair cycle into hyperdrive. That means you burn more calories and fat in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout than you do after running at a steady pace.

The next 21-day Reboot kicks off on the 23rd April and we have an exclusive offer for House Readers. To receive a 10% discount off the normal price of £95, enter the code: HOUSE at checkout. Vegan and non-vegan plans available. To find out more, visit www.foodfitbody.co.uk. For a free 3-day trial, download our ebook at www.foodfitbody.co.uk

Lose Fat Not Muscle: Strength training and HIIT workouts, combine weight training (the weight being your body) and effectively allows you to preserve and gain muscle whilst shedding weight. This is particularly important once we pass the age of 30 as we naturally begin to lose muscle mass. Increase Your Metabolism: HIIT stimulates the production of the human growth hormone (HGH) by up to 450 percent during the 24 hours after the workout has finished. Great news as HGH is not only responsible for burning increased calories, it also slows down the ageing process!! Happy days! Help Reverse Diabetes: New research has also shown that HIIT training improves glucose metabolism in muscles as well as insulin sensitivity and has been shown to be helpful in reversing type 2 diabetes. Reduce Inflammation: Strength training and HIIT training can ‘switch off’ inflammation which means that they are a less ageing form of exercise and can actually reverse ageing at a cellular level No Equipment Necessary: High knees, squats, lunges, press ups and fast feet work so well in getting your heart rate up which means with no equipment needed, you can do it anywhere! So, you can see why at Food Fit Body we are huge fans of HIIT! It’s an essential part of our 21-day fully guided, online food and fitness programme that supports people on their journey to sustainable weight loss, increased muscle mass and tone, more energy, better sleep, improved mood, glowing skin and generally better health.

Gluten Free Oat & Buckwheat Porridge with Stewed Apples & Berries. Prep: 1 min; Cooks: 3 mins; Portion: 1

Ingredients 1/4 cup GF oats 1/4 cup buckwheat flakes 240ml coconut milk (or almond) 1 dessertspoon ground flaxseed 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 2 apples Handful of frozen berries Water Pumpkin & Sesame seeds 6 walnut halves Bee pollen (optional) Maple syrup (optional)

Method Place the oats and buckwheat flakes in a small pan and add the milk, bring to low simmer for 3 mins Meanwhile peel the apples and cut into chunks. Put in a pan with enough water to just cover the bottom of the pan by about 2mm. Put the frozen berries on top of the apple, cover with lid, bring to boil and simmer for 2-3 mins until apple and berries are soft, then mash (do not drain any liquid) Spoon the cooked porridge into a bowl and stir in the flaxseed and cinnamon Top with half of the apple and berries, drizzle with maple syrup & top with a sprinkling of pumpkin and sesame seeds, the walnut halves and bee pollen. Enjoy! 161


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Stour Road, Christchurch £177,500

A well-presented and redecorated ground floor one bedroom apartment, in a block designed specifically for the over 55's, situated a short level walk from the shops and amenities of Highcliffe. EPC BAND = B

Situated within a short walk to Christchurch Town Centre, this purpose built one bedroom third floor retirement apartment for the over 60’s is for sale and constructed by McCarthy and Stone. EPC BAND = C

Hendford Gardens, Ensbury Park £280,000

Moors Close, Hurn £305,000

Two bedroom detached bungalow 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 semi-detached family house in a semi-rural location backing onto land owned by the Forestry Commission with nearby walks over nearby common land and conservation area. Offered for sale with no forward chain. EPC BAND = N/A

Manor Road, New Milton £340,000

Rodney Drive, Mudeford £750 pcm

Detached three bedroom bungalow in some need of refurbishment offering scope for loft conversion and extensions subject to the necessary planning. MUST BE VIEWED! EPC BAND = TBC

Lovett International are delighted to offer this beautifully refurbished one bedroom home situated in the favoured Mudeford area. Garden and off road parking. Single occupation only.

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Boscombe Spa £220,000

**FOUR BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT WITH EN-SUITE AND BALCONY** Set within a Grade II listed building, the accommodation comprises, lounge/dining room, four bedrooms with en-suite to master, modern kitchen and a balcony. EPC Rating = C

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San Remo Towers, Boscombe Spa £235,000

Belle Vue Road, Southbourne £239,950

Southern Road, Bournemouth £289,950

**SPACIOUS THREE DOUBLE BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT WITH SEA GLIMPSES IN A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION** Three double bedrooms, lounge/diner, separate kitchen, garage, communal garden, sea glimpses. EPC Rating = D

**MODERN TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM CLIFFTOP APARTMENT WITH STUNNING SEA VIEWS** Share of freehold, lounge/diner, separate kitchen, master with en-suite and balcony, second double bedroom, lift access, allocated parking. EPC Rating = B

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House | Issue 187  

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Your free fortnightly property & lifestyle magazine in available in hundreds of outlets throughout Dorset.