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NEWS The latest local news

50 RETAIL THERAPY 96 TOP PRODUCTS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 12 APPLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS 72 TUSCANY BLINDS & SHUTTERS LTD Picture credit: Richard Gosler, Pixelhaus

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HENGISTBURY HEAD ‘POTHECARY’ HOME GOES ON THE MARKET WITH SAXE COBURG, BOASTING FANTASTIC HERITAGE AND STORY It’s not every day a property like this comes to market. This impressive residence is known as an Apothecary house, as a wellknown local chemist lived and worked here for many years. He became renowned for his healing and medicinal practice, which took place in the outbuilding of the property, no doubt assisting so many local people during his time. The out-building where he planned his practice still remains, which would provide a perfect space for someone who runs their own business or requires a games room, media room, study, or similar.

RENTAL PROPERTIES URGENTLY REQUIRED Goadsby Poole Lettings Department are reaching out to all Landlords as they urgently require more properties to offer their extensive list of professional applicants. The Poole lettings team are letting properties incredibly fast and with an ever-expanding register of quality applicants are in need of more properties to avoid tenants being left disappointed. This has also meant rental figures are continuing to rise, with many landlords having a choice of applicants vying for their property. For further information on renting your property and the services Goadsby can provide please contact Claire Martin on 01202 686555 or via email on Claire.martin@goadsby. com.

The other unique factor is that only two families have lived in this property since it was built in the 1920’s. It was the first property built on the road and the family were, apparently, interviewed for the plot - their daughter lived in the property until 2003. Generations have watched it evolve and it truly is a piece of history in Hengistbury Head. They say homes give you a feeling. It couldn’t be truer here; this is a happy

home. You feel its positive energy as soon as you walk in the door. Testament to the fact there has only been three occupants in almost 100 years. Inside the home benefits from four bedrooms situated over three floors with far reaching views. Accommodation comprises of a luxury family bathroom with downstairs shower room, superb open plan kitchen/ dining/family room, utility room, modern living room, snug/study, home office/storage, front and rear gardens, off-road parking.

St Katharine’s CE Primary School has lifted their church requirement so the property is in prime catchment area. The catchment is so small that children the other end of the road haven’t gained places when the current owner’s children and neighbours have.

For the entertainer in you the home has a hot tub that has recently been serviced and a built-in BBQ, ensuring you are ready for summer!

This property is unique, charming and full of legacy. To request a brochure or organise a viewing please call our Christchurch Team on 01202 303066.

HASKINS GARDEN CENTRES ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO GET OUTSIDE AND CONNECT WITH NATURE BY OFFERING FREE ACTIVITIES IN-STORE AND ONLINE Haskins Garden Centres are encouraging children to get outside and connect with nature by celebrating Nationals Children’s Gardening Week (May 26 – June 3).

National Children’s Gardening Week falls in a traditionally warm week in May, meaning the conditions are ideal for families to get green fingered.

Presented by the Horticultural Trade Association, National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids. Haskins shares these values and is supporting young gardeners in their centres and online with activities for children and parents to enjoy.

In 2016, Haskins launched Garden Gang to provide parents with free gardening projects and activities to keep outdoor busy bees entertained. There are a variety of quizzes, puzzles and games in the Garden Gang section of Haskins’ child-friendly website.

Children will be able to learn how to encourage wildlife into their gardens, complete a range of great worksheets, and discover plants that grow in spring as well as get their hands on some gardening goodies in store throughout the week.

Haskins’ Garden Gang suggests some great ideas on how to get children interested in gardening including; making a bug home, making a bird snack and growing lettuce on a window sill.

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Southbourne is to the East of Bournemouth with an award-winning beach and charming promenade offering restaurants, bars and all year round walks with stunning views out to the Purbecks.

An unusual feature of this property is the the extra strong ‘blown’ kiln bricks around the base of the house, front wall and outbuildings. They were bought from a local brick-works in Poole at the turn of the last century.

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From the second floor of the house, you have views out to Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Priory with the area’s Blue Flag beach just moments away.

The annual gardening festival supports Greenfingers Charity, which is dedicated to providing magical gardens for children in hospices suffering from life limiting illnesses and a charity which Haskins Garden Centres frequently supports themselves. Haskins is located in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex. For more information, visit www. haskins.co.uk/garden-gang


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LEGAL TEAM ON THE RUN AT DORCHESTER MARATHON AND CASTERBRIDGE HALF MARATHON Members of the team at Humphries Kirk’s Dorchester and Crewkerne offices will be taking part in the Dorchester Marathon and Casterbridge Half Marathon on Sunday, May 27. The two routes will take runners through the Dorset countryside, including through the county town of Dorchester and its surrounding villages. Claire Colborne, Lisa McKenzie, Lisa Morris and Chris Keenan will be taking on the 13 mile Casterbridge Half Marathon. The route begins in the Dorchester and leads out to Kingston Maurward and Puddletown, before heading to the finish line at Cokers Frome Farm. Howard Yarnold, partner at Humphries Kirk, commented: “It’s great to be involved with the Dorchester Marathon, as sponsors and with a team taking part. They have all been training really hard over the past few months to get ready to take on the challenge, and have raised a good amount for their respective charities so far. We’re all so proud and I look forward to greeting them at the finish line.” The team will be raising funds for a number of charities, including Prostate Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, Mind, Shelter and Parkinson’s UK. Humphries Kirk has offices in Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester and Crewkerne and has an international network of lawyers.

TACO BELL COMES TO BOURNEMOUTH ANOTHER Taco Bell is the world’s largest Mexicaninspired restaurant chain, where guests can enjoy craveable, innovative menu items at great value. Our menu features the famous craveable eats in Taco Bell restaurants all over the world, including the Crunchwrap Supreme, quesadilla, burritos, and founder Glen Bell’s famous invention – the crunchy taco. All menu items are filled with anything from fresh produce, to warm nacho cheese sauce, to boldly marinated seasoned beef. Customers are encouraged to witness their food masterpiece being created thanks to the open-kitchen style restaurant. Fans can pair their delicious menu items with an ice-cold Sol Cervezas beer, or a frozen cocktail.

Additional to the free wi-fi in our restaurants, customers can also utilize free charging stations for portable devices, perfect for those on the go, or caught running out of power mid-shopping. The New Taco Bell is at 146-148 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth and at 141 High Street, Poole

WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCES FROM THE ROYAL BALLET CAN BE EXPERIENCED IN PURBECK AT THE REX One of Britain’s oldest cinemas, The Rex in Wareham, is on the verge of signing up to the new season of worldclass opera and ballet broadcasts from the Royal Opera House. The season commences with the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Swan Lake to be broadcast as an encore at The Rex on Sunday 17th June at 2.15pm. One of the best-loved of classical ballets, set to a sublime score by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake will enchant audiences, particularly with choreography by the award-winning Liam Scarlett. The ballet follows the story of Prince Siegfried who one night encounters a flock of swans, one of whom reveals herself to be a beautiful woman called Odette. Odette is being held under a spell by the evil Von Rothbart, who later disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Prince Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. But Siegfried is determined to save Odette, whatever the cost. A spokesperson from The Royal Opera House said “2017/18 was our most

successful Season to date with more than 500,000 tickets sold in the UK for the first time, with the number of venues having increased to more than 500 sites. The Royal Opera House has seen a huge growth in the influence of independent cinemas, who now account for 45% of UK sales.” Dr David Evans, Chair of the Purbeck Film Charitable Trust and Rex Cinema commented “With our fully refurbished seats, excellent sound system and the latest in projection technology, experiencing ballet at The Rex is almost as good as watching it live on stage.” Look out for forthcoming films in June, including 2 Director’s Chair events with the Director of “On Chesil Beach”, Dominic Cooke on Friday 1st June and “Who is Earl Okin?” Director Joe Snelling and Earl himself on Sunday 10th June.

LET AGREED Goadsby lettings in Bournemouth are delighted to announce we have secured a prospective tenant for this delightful two bedroom apartment on the Westcliff. This modern & wellpresented two bedroom ground floor apartment is located on West Cliff Road in Bournemouth and is beautifully positioned within a short walking distance of the beach and Bournemouth pier and easy access into the town centre. The property benefits from an allocated parking space, two bathrooms & a brand new fitted boiler. Goadsby have achieved the full asking price of £750 PCM within the first few days of marketing. Alexander Henley from Goadsby comments “The property achieved a great deal of interest over the few days before the let was secured to a professional couple with a child. We are keen to hear from landlords with similar properties or those considering a buy-tolet as we have a number of similar applicants waiting!” If you are considering renting out a property or would like some informal advice on the rental market please contact Alex on 01202 544644, or email alex.henley@goadsby.com

For more information visit www.therex. co.uk. The Rex Cinema can be contacted on 01929 552778.

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THE GLOBAL GROUP SUPPORT DIVERSE ABILITIES Local creative design agency, The Global Group, has officially chosen Diverse Abilities as its charity of choice to support. The agency has supported the Dorset disability charity for the past four years, initially by designing an updated website. Global successfully cleaned and modernised the charity’s website to make it easily accessible as well as building in a donation facility. Following this, the team at Global supported the charity by designing adhoc literature for fundraising events. In addition, for the past two years, the agency has been the design and print sponsor for the charity’s prestigious gala ball. This involved the team creating the brand for the event and designing and printing high quality literature to promote the event, plus items required for use at the ball, all as a gift in kind. For further information regarding Diverse Abilities visit www.diverseabilities. org.uk or to find out more about the Global Group visit www.discoverglobal. co.uk

HUMPHRIES KIRK SPONSORS THE FIERI CONSORT PERFORMANCE Leading law firm Humphries Kirk is sponsoring the Fieri Consort performance of The Courtesan’s Gaze, at St John’s Church in Broadstone on Saturday, May 26. Former Parkstone Grammar School student, Hannah Ely and Lucy Cox, members of the Fieri Consort, will be joined by Toby Carr, lutenist and guitarist, and Aileen Henry, harpist, to perform musical pieces by Monteverdi, Caccini and Strozzi. Alison Kay, artistic director of the series, commented: “We’re pleased to welcome Humphries Kirk as the sponsor for this event. Having a sponsor makes an enormous difference to us; it gives us the chance to offer more opportunities for local, student musicians to participate in our educational programmes at an affordable price and continue to bring high quality classical music to the area. Humphries Kirk is a strong supporter of the arts locally and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with them for this concert.”

The performance focuses on Barbara Strozzi, the 17th Century composer of sensual, dramatic and unusual songs. Adult tickets are £15, and under 18’s are £7, both of which can be purchased through the Broadstone Music Series website. Martin Varley, partner at Humphries Kirk, added: “We are so honoured to be sponsoring this concert, we’re proud supporters of the arts in Dorset and the opportunity to work with some of the area’s best young musicians is fantastic.” Humphries Kirk has offices in Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester and Crewkerne and has an international network of lawyers.

Principal Jonathan Seaward is delighted that Ofsted recognised that the school has made improvements and could be judged as outstanding at the next inspection. The report included how the school ensure pupils are ready for their next steps when they leave the school, which is a strength of Langside as they help pupils become more independent, are encouraged to contribute to community and extend experiences. Staff are also very active in ensuring that moves are made very early on to support parents with the choices available.

SWAIN & RANDS ADOPT MOSAIC AS THEIR OFFICIAL CHARITY Bournemouth home improvements company Swain & Rands has adopted locally based charity Mosaic, which supports bereaved children in Dorset, as their official company charity.

The first fundraising challenge for the S&R team is the notoriously difficult ‘Tough Mudder’ event, which will see their team of ten compete in a sponsored five-mile obstacle race in thick mud this September.

Keen to give back to the community, staff at the Northbourne-based doors, windows and conservatories company, will embark on a series of fundraising initiatives aimed at raising enough money to fund a residential weekend for twenty young people later in the year.

Eager to swell the coffers even more, they will also be donating an amount from each of their home improvements projects and will be spreading the word about Mosaic to their customers, which span Dorset and Hampshire.

Directors Darren Rands and Mark Swain, who are spearheading the partnership, are pleased to be supporting such a worthwhile cause: “We had heard about the good work that Mosaic were doing with bereaved children living locally so were eager to find out as a company how we could help. From our first meeting with them, we knew this was the charity that we wanted to support and the rest of the team wholeheartedly agreed with us.”

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Langside, the Diverse Abilities run special school, recently received a visit from Ofsted. This was the first short visit the school had received since it was judged ‘good’ in September 2014.

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Mosaic, which was launched in June 2007, was created to fill the gap in the provision of bereavement services for children and young people across Dorset. They provide counselling for those who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one through any cause of death including suicide, murder, terminal illness and sudden or traumatic death. They also offer support to families facing the death of a loved one. Established in 2011 by industry specialists Mark Swain and Darren Rands, Swain & Rands are known in the market for their no gimmick, honest and straightforward approach to business – something quite rare in the home improvement sector. Their entire team are brimming with enthusiasm to get their charity fundraising underway for such a worthwhile cause. www.swainandrands.co.uk


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COY POND £775,000

COY POND £530,000

A beautifully appointed three/four bedroom detached house which has been fully refurbished both internally and externally to include a spacious contemporary kitchen breakfast room, terrace with views over Coy Pond, quiet location and a large garage.

This beautifully presented detached chalet has been modernised by the current owners to an extremely high standard and is located directly opposite Coy Pond Gardens and enjoys fantastic views over them. Offered with no forward chain.

Contemporary Finish | Large Living/Dining Room | Views over Coy Pond | Luxury Ensuite with Walk in Shower | Vaulted Ceilings | Feature Fireplace | Underfloor Heating Throughout | Large Decking Area

Recently renovated to high standard | Three double bedrooms | Fabulous views over Coy Pond Gardens | Large Lounge Diner | Contemporary Kitchen | Luxury shower room | Utility room

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. WEST CLIFF £425,000

WEST CLIFF OIEO £300,000

This exceptionally well presented two bedroom penthouse apartment is situated on We are pleased to offer for sale this beautifully appointed two bedroom character Four bedrooms four bathrooms | garden | hall | drawing | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small arboretum six the top floor of a |prestigious development on room the West Cliff. Enjoyingroom sea views from a apartment with stunning sea views just moments away from lake the local beach as| over well as South/East facing balcony this property must be viewed to be appreciated. Bournemouth town centre. The property has been fully refurbished to a high standard. acres of land Top Floor Apartment | Sea Views | Clifftop Location | Two Double Bedrooms | Secure Underground Parking | Air Conditioning | Large Living Room | Balcony

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Stunning Sea Views | Modern Fittings | Character Features | Close to Beach| Open Plan | Two Bathrooms | Sash Windows

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HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £950,000

BARTON-ON-SEA £875,000

A splendid, recently updated detached family home. The many fine and tasteful modern additions blend beautifully with the original features to create a charming, comfortable yet spacious home.

A stunning four bedroom detached family residence situated on the cliff top at Barton-on-Sea. Offering panoramic sea views and located at the end of a quiet no through road.

Four bedrooms | Large kitchen/family room | Living room | Bedroom five/study | Family bathroom and en-suite | Utility room | Off street parking | Double carport | Beautiful gardens | Freehold | EPC “C”

Four bedrooms | Kitchen/breakfast room | Living room | Conservatory | Two bathrooms | Garden | Patio | Balcony | Off street parking | Panoramic sea view | Freehold | EPC “D”

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. MUDEFORD £505,000

CHRISTCHURCH £240,000

Located in this highly sought after gated development with its own garden and two A well designed, spacious one-bedroom penthouse flat, in this over 55’s development Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room hall |Beach drawing | studio complexwith | dining roomaccommodation | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum over six private parking spaces. Incredibly well situated with |Avon androom Mudeford Quay charming and a pleasant outlook. Ideally situated in the |town moments away. centre of Christchurch. acres of land Three bedrooms | Kitchen/family room | Living room | Two bathrooms | Garden | Patio | Off street parking | Freehold | EPC “B”

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The last remaining four bedroom family home on the most sought after development in the Borough, Hoburne Farm Estate. Great catchment area for both Highcliffe Junior and Comprehensive schools and strolling distance of the sandy beach and Mudeford Quay.

A fantastic 4 bedroom detached house of approx 1,279 sq.ft, being one of the largest designs available on the highly acclaimed estate. Built to traditional standards with beautiful finishes and boasting large airy rooms, great living space, generous bedrooms, a double garage and parking for two cars. The contemporary shaker style kitchen benefits from integrated appliances and Kardean flooring as well as patio doors opening out on to the landscaped rear garden, ideal for getting together with friends and family.

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CANFORD CLIFFS AVE, CANFORD CLIFFS £1,095,000

WHITEFIELD ROAD, WHITECLIFF £799,950

An immaculately presented four/five double bedroom detached family home situated in a quiet sort after residential road within walking distance to Parkstone Golf Club.

Stunning five bedroom detached modern family home completed just 18 months ago. The property is set over three floors and totals over 2000 square feet.

4 Bedrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Bi-fold patio doors

5 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 4 Bathrooms | Solar panel water heating

PENN HILL AVENUE, PENN HILL VILLAGE £725,000

CHURCHFIELD CRESCENT, POOLE £700,000

A substantial four bedroom detached Edwardian family home built circa 1912. The property has been tastefully modernised throughout, whilst retaining many original features.

A one off opportunity to acquire this unique, four bedroom detached home, recently completely re-modelled and re-designed.

4 Bedrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Garage

4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Outbuilding

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.

VALE ROAD, PARKSTONE £400,000 ASHLEY CROSS £240,000 Four bedrooms | four LOWER bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complexNUNBANK, | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

An Edwardian character family home, situated within the Courthill and Baden Powell School catchment, benefiting from good sized accommodation.

A period two bed first floor apartment situated in the heart of Ashley Cross. Previously built as a nunnery, south facing balcony, harbour and Purbeck views.

3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Log burner

2 Bedrooms | Balcony | Harbour and Purbeck views | Off Street Parking

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£825,000

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£1,750,000

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Canford Cliffs Stunning ground floor apartment

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£435,000

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Triple aspect lounge/diner South/easterly aspect balcony 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) Allocated parking for one car Lift, double glazing, GFCH Energy rating CF

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The end of March saw the arrival of our new colleagues from Turners Solicitors, when their firm merged with Dutton Gregory. Turners was a highly regarded law firm on Poole Road and the move was not too arduous for anyone as they literally moved into our building - right next door to their old one! Existing clients of Turners will be pleased to know that any Deeds, Documents or Wills being stored by Turners have been moved to Dutton Gregory’s secure storage in Poole Road. The Partners have moved across too, with Mike Shutler advising on corporate and commercial matters, David Blackmore helping out on Wills, probate and administration advice and Sue Hobby and her team ensuring that all house moves go as smoothly as possible! The merger with Turners has enabled Dutton Gregory to be able to offer a far wider range of services to both their own clients and those of Turners. All in all a good deal! Moving on to April and Dutton Gregory became the new ‘face’ of Poole Quay Dream Machines. Lovingly referred to as ‘bike night’ by regularly attendees, Poole Quay is closed off to cars from 5.30pm and hundreds of motorcyclists from across the South converge on the Quay where they park up, chat to one another, enjoy the restaurants and the bars and wonder who will win “bike of the night” each week. The event takes place every Tuesday evening from 6pm onwards and is organised by Poole & Bournemouth Tourism. Even if you don’t own or ride a bike, the event is a great way of relaxing at the end of a Tuesday with a gentle stroll along the Quay and a nice refreshing drink. Do please come along and say “hello” to Dutton Gregory who are usually manning a stand at the event! Dutton Gregory has offices throughout Dorset and Hampshire. Above is just some of the activity that we have seen in the early part of this year in Dorset. In Hampshire we are just as busy, having completed a merger on 1 May with Page Gulliford & Gregory in Southampton. So, are all law firms the same – probably not is my answer. If you’re looking for legal advice from people who love what they do, will listen to you and want to get the best possible result or outcome for you – then Dutton Gregory is the firm to call. Call Poole on 01202 466669 or Bournemouth on 01202 315005. We also have offices in Hampshire – Winchester 01962 844333, Southampton 023 8022 5821 or Chandler’s Ford 023 8022 1344. Alternatively, take a look at our website www.duttongregory.co.uk. Sue Murphy, Head of Business Development & Marketing

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Poole Joinery has built its success on delivering complete customer satisfaction time after time. That’s why we proudly adopted the slogan “The name you can trust”. Experts in UPVC or Aluminium, we are able to supply and expertly install Fascia, Soffits and Guttering, Traditional Windows, Modern Windows, Shaped Windows, Composite Doors, Bi-Fold Doors, Patio Doors, Orangeries, Conservatories or even Glazed Extensions. Poole Joinery offers all customers FREE no obligation quotations, a full design service, full planning/building regulations applications service, and of course, a very friendly service, from initial consultation through to final installation.

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THROOP | OIEO £700,000 Stunning remodelled and refurbished home situated in an idyllic semi rural location. Offering flexible accommodation to include four double bedrooms, three luxuriously refitted bath/shower rooms, open plan kitchen/dining/family room, separate living room, garage and a large secluded, southerly garden.

ALUM CHINE | GUIDE PRICE £400,000

POOLE | £400,000

A stunning three bedroom split level apartment located in the highly sought after Alum Chine location only a short walk to the award winning sandy beaches and popular Westbourne village. Benefitting from a large private garden, three bath/shower rooms, private entrance and a share of freehold.

A beautifully presented modern detached home approximately 1 mile from Westbourne. Offering three well-proportioned bedrooms, en suite and family bathroom, open plan kitchen/ breakfast room, living room, ground floor WC, landscaped rear garden and driveway parking.

BOURNEMOUTH | £275,000

WESTBOURNE | £280,000

MOORDOWN | £390,000

Well presented detached bungalow situated within a quiet cul de sac, a short distance from local shopping facilities. Offering two bedrooms, bathroom, re-fitted en suite, living/ dining room, separate kitchen, southerly garden, drive and garage. No chain.

A spacious two double bedroom ground floor apartment situated in the highly sought after golden grid location within easy reach of Westbourne and Bournemouth town centre. Benefitting from a share of freehold, garage in block and patio balcony.

A spacious three bedroom, two reception room detached character house located within a popular residential location on the outskirts of Bournemouth town centre. Benefitting from a modern fitted kitchen and bathroom, detached garage and ample off road parking. No forward chain.

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


ASHLEY HEATH | £1,150,000 An IMMACULATE and IMPRESSIVE five bedroom detached house set in beautifully a well-established landscaped gardens in one of the areas most requested roads. Almost 3500 sq. ft. of accommodation with the most beautiful outdoor pool complex. Within walking distance to a highly regarded primary school.

BROCKENHURST | £1,150,000

ASHLEY HEATH | £850,000

NO ONWARD CHAIN. Ideal location, walking distance to train station. Many characterful features retained. High specification kitchen/breakfast room, utility, three reception rooms, master with dressing area and en-suite. Separate annexe and studio. Double garage, workshop. Grounds of approx. half an acre.

A beautifully presented and meticulously maintained six bedroom detached property with a ground floor self-contained annexe perfectly located in one of the area’s finest roads. Constructed to an exacting specification with high quality fittings and design detail and accommodation in excess of 3000 sq. ft.

ASHLEY HEATH | £485,000

RINGWOOD | £525,000

HIGHTOWN | £695,000

A lovely three double bedroom bungalow situated in a popular cul-de-sac and desirable location within a short drive of open woodlands. Spacious living accommodation and en-suite to master bedroom. Beautiful private garden and double garage. Viewing highly recommended.

Quite simply a perfect FAMILY HOME. Four bedrooms with potential for five if desired. Spacious and well planned living accommodation with bi fold doors into a fabulous conservatory and landscaped garden. One and half size garage and ample parking.

NO ONWARD CHAIN. A spacious and well-presented four bedroom detached chalet style home situated on the edge of the New Forest. A stunning sitting room with vaulted ceiling and galleried landing open to a dual aspect kitchen/ dining room. Utility, en-suite to master bedroom, gymnasium. Integral double garage, enclosed rear garden.

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


LOWER PARKSTONE | £745,000 & £850,000 Sandunes is a most attractive development of just four detached homes, finished to an outstanding specification in this highly sought after location. They provide spacious accommodation and an outstanding kitchen/dining/day room. Properties 3 & 4 share a gated entrance which is remote controlled and provides access to the generous stone edged, set resin private driveway leading to the integral garage. The rear gardens are beautifully laid with a large flagstone style paved patio, artificial lawned area and a raised timber deck, all enclosed by timber fencing.

UPTON | £485,000

CANFORD HEATH | £450,000

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. There is a character kitchen and dining room set at the rear of the property overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden.

An absolutely immaculate and stunning detached spacious five bedroom family home offering two reception rooms, two bathrooms, garage and off road parking for two cars. The home is set within ½ a mile of Canford Heath. The rear garden wraps around two sides of the property and has a slightly elevated feel, with a delightful tree outlook at the back. There are two separate areas, ideal for alfresco dining which catch the evening and afternoon sun.

UPTON | £355,000

POOLE | £250,000

BAITER PARK | £269,950

A delightful 3 bedroom detached contemporary property constructed in 2016 and immaculately presented throughout. The property includes a stylish kitchen/dining room with integrated appliances. Set in this established residential area, the property is convenient for Poole Town Centre and has Upton Country Park within a mile.

A luxurious 1 bedroom apartment in this outstanding retirement development which was completed in 2017 and includes a 25’x5’ private balcony. The property is set on the second floor and is finished to an outstanding specification with many contemporary fixtures included. Horizons is a contemporary building in this superb location overlooking Poole park.

Set just 250m from Poole Harbour, this attractive, modern two double bedroom mid -terrace house is tastefully decorated throughout and includes a private garden, carport, gas central heating and sealed unit double glazing. Includes the recent addition of newly fitted carpets.

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


FERNDOWN | £210,000 SOLE AGENT Stylish, contemporary apartment set in the heart of Ferndown’s town centre, yet enjoying a peaceful setting. Lovely open plan kitchen/lounge/living area, two double bedrooms and stylish modern bathroom benefitting from a security entryphone system and lift. The apartment is also conveyed with two separate parking bays. Ideal for contemporary living or as an investment property.

FERNDOWN TOWN CENTRE | £700,000

NORTHBOURNE | GUIDE PRICE £550,000

A sympathetically refurbished & substantially enlarged four/five double bedroom, threebathroom, two/three reception room detached character home, with a stunning 19ft conservatory & double garage. Situated on a large southerly facing private plot which measures in excess of 1/3 of an acre.

A substantially enlarged and immaculately presented three double bedroom detached chalet bungalow with a two-bedroom self-contained annexe, a 60ft private rear garden and generous off-road parking. Enjoying a sought after and convenient location within Northbourne and falling within the Hill View School catchment.

STAPEHILL | GUIDE PRICE £530,000

FERNDOWN | £460,000

FERNDOWN | £425,000

SOLE AGENT Well-presented and well-appointed four double bedroom, two bathroom, two reception detached chalet bungalow offering versatile accommodation set on a secluded plot with stunning views over protected heathland/ woodland and paddocks benefitting from direct access to the heathland/woodland via a private gate.

A well-presented and well-proportioned three double bedroom, two reception room detached bungalow with a detached single garage and a secluded rear garden set in a desirable cul-de-sac location a short distance to local amenities and Ferndown town centre

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

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FERNDOWN | £514,495 A sympathetically renovated and substantially enlarged four double bedroom, two reception room detached character family home, with a 55ft landscaped rear garden, detached single garage and generous off-road parking situated in a convenient location approximately 300 metres from Ferndown’s town centre. The original building was believed to have been built in the late 1800’s and has been significantly extended. The current owners have beautifully refurbished this magnificent family home from top to bottom, whilst managing to retain its charm and character with a superb blend of both a stylish and traditional finish. The light and spacious accommodation is accessed via a large entrance porch/boot room which has solid oak flooring that continues throughout the majority of the ground floor accommodation and into a beautifully finished ground floor cloakroom. There is a stunning 22ft kitchen/breakfast room which has been finished in a cottage style and enjoys a dual aspect with views over the rear garden. The impressive 26ft dual aspect lounge has a multi fuel wood burning stove which creates an attractive focal point in the room. All bedrooms are serviced by a beautifully finished and luxuriously appointed family bathroom/shower room.

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LAUNCH WEEKEND 2ND & 3RD JUNE 2018 A development of eleven luxury apartments affording an enviable position in one of the area’s most prestigious residential address’; Golf Links Road. Set in just under 1 acre of grounds with golf course views, private balconies, garaging and secure gated entry. SHOW HOME OPEN FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 12 noon – 4pm or appointments are available 7 days a week on request by contacting the selling agents

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HOLIDAY HOME OWNERSHIP

AS THE TAX CHANGES BITE WILL THERE BE A SURGE IN LANDLORDS SWITCHING TO HOLIDAY LETTING? If you’re a buy to let landlord you could be forgiven for thinking that the government has had it in for you in recent years. I guess if you are going to raise some tax revenue then landlords are a group that you can bash without losing a lot of votes and they have certainly been bashed lately. It’s long been an investment model to push borrowing to get a second, third or fourth rental property. The objective is capital gain and the eventual reward comes from selling after taking a ride on the property market. Capital gains tax was reduced from April 2016 to 10% for basic rate tax payers and 20% for higher rate taxpayers but the boot was thoroughly put in to landlords by making the rates 18% & 28% for residential property. Then came the restriction on buy to let mortgage interest relief. Throughout the years that I worked in the finance industry there was a simple answer for clients bemoaning a large tax bill- if you owe the tax you must have earned the money. This is now not true for buy to let landlords. Although lending rules have tightened it’s still pretty common for a buy to let owner to have a property that only breaks even after costs or even loses a little each year. Traditionally many landlords have been fairly relaxed about this sort

of situation thinking that it’s a long term investment and the property is going up in value. Between now and April 2020 a landlord will face an increasing tax charge on money they haven’t made. If you are a higher rate taxpayer- you owe the tax even though you didn’t make the money. SO WHY THE RUSH TO HOLIDAY LETTING? The furnished holiday let tax regime remains a very favourable one and although the yield after expenses may be lower than 12 months of unbroken tenancy the other benefits can significantly outweigh this. Mortgage Interest Relief. The new rules restricting tax relief on interest payments do not apply to holiday lets. Capital Allowances Expenditure on capital items can be written down completely in the first year. This can lead to a significant ‘tax free’ rental period. Capital Gains Tax Furnished Holiday Lets qualify for entrepreneurs relief giving a flat rate of 10% on disposal compared to a minimum of 18% and typically 28% on buy to lets Rollover Relief. When you sell a furnished holiday let and buy another the gain can be ‘rolled over’ into the new property so the tax is not payable

at that point provided the new property is of equal or greater value. Note that capital gains tax does not apply after death so if you never sell the property you never pay the tax. Retrospective Benefit. Are You Sitting On A Gain? This is a really big one in certain circumstances operating as a holiday let for at least a full tax year the entire gain may qualify for entrepreneurs relief even if the place has been a buy to let for a long period. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO QUALIFY AS A FHL (FURNISHED HOLIDAY LET)? You have to make the property available for holidays for most of the year and you can’t do a 6 month winter let. On the practical side you need to furnish the place and if you don’t want to create a lot of work for yourself you’ll need to employ an agent offering full service including cleaning, linen and callout service for guests.

OTHER BENEFITS Holiday letting is certainly a different experience but there are some great practical advantages. Empty weeks to use yourself - you’re probably going to have 20+ weeks unoccupied in the property which you can use yourself or give away - stay there after a night out, put up friends & family who are visiting or impress somebody coming to a business meeting. Regular maintenance - the property is cleaned every week and things are dealt with straight away so it’s always in tip top condition. Maintaining income when selling there’s no need to stop letting if you want to sell the place, you can do viewings on changeovers, block some weeks out and market in the winter period, there may even be a premium for the benefit of future bookings. A lot less hassle with tenants. You can get an awkward guest but your agent will deal with them and they’ll be gone at the end of the week. There’s never occupancy without payment or eviction to deal with.

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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www.sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk | 01202 707 357

Everything For The Holiday Home Owner in Sandbanks and Surrounding Areas Shopfront on the Peninsula | Sophisticated Digital Marketing | Cleaning, Linen and Changeovers | Maintenance and Renovations | Concierge | 24 Hour Emergency Callout | No Restrictions on Owner Bookings Let us take care of all the work so you can enjoy your holiday home and take advantage of the significant tax benefits of running it as a furnished holiday let business. 2 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7QD

01202 707 357 | office@sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk | www.sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk


SERVICED LETS FROM RUMSEY OF SANDBANKS

Bridge That Gap The perfect solution for temporary accommodation from a weekend to 5 months. No minimum period bill free rentals with utilities, broadband, council tax and maintenance included. Fully furnished and equipped with everything from beds to teaspoons. Additional services such as regular cleaning and linen changes available if required. Between house sale and purchase • Between rentals • Relocating to the area Temporary work contract • Relatives or friends visiting • Escape building works at home Attending business events or exhibitions • Insurance approved accommodation following flood or fire

Staying in a swanky hotel is great for a weekend on holiday but if you need somewhere for a longer stretch the novelty will definitely wear off- you need more space and you don’t want a full English and three course set menu every night. Rumsey of Sandbanks will tailor the experience to suit your exact needs so you can get on with the rest of your life and we can turn an awkward stop gap into a great and memorable experience.

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


OUTDOOR LIVING

OUTDOOR LEARNING How landscaping changed Winton Primary School THE BRIEF

THE DESIGN

When Winton Primary School added an extension to the building, it subsequently created a courtyard area between classrooms. Whilst it was pretty much unusable in its state at the time, it was seen as a great opportunity to add a garden area, in the hopes of taking learning outside. Through the outdoor facilities, they wanted to support many curriculum areas and ultimately inspire pupils. The trick was using dynamic design to be able to fit a lot into a small space, whilst always keeping in mind strict health and safety considerations.

By treating every nook and cranny as a viable space, the area was carefully designed to maximise the available area. Through considerate design, we were able to include two seating areas for outdoor teaching, an outdoor kitchen complete with sinks and pizza ovens, science facilities including a weather station, a chicken coop and, of course, space for gardening and growing vegetables. Sustainability and ecology were two important themes for this project, in the hopes of teaching the next

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generation how to properly do their part in consciously and willingly taking care of our planet. Water butts for conserving water, and upcycled materials to create the outdoor furniture were two ways in which we addressed these themes.

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We also created a quiet area including scented plants and herbs designed to stimulate children with specialist educational needs and add another sensory element.


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environment, harvesting the fruits and vegetables that they grow and even cooking them (with the help of teachers) in the garden’s pizza ovens. It also gives teachers the scope for creative lessons that make learning fun for everyone. Since its completion, and the follow on efforts of the school, they have been presented with a RHS 5 star Gardening School award. This entire project was incredibly rewarding, and an excellent example of just how much landscaping and gardening can change our lives.

DORSET DESIGN BUILD; AT YOUR SERVICE 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 over 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 remodeled hedgerow or a full renovation, get in-touch and find out what they could do for you.

DORSET D ESIG N & B UILD For more information contact Dorset Design Build on: t. 01202 981669 w. www.dorsetdesignbuild.co.uk e. info@dorsetdesignbuild.co.uk

WORK IN PROGRESS This project was successfully undertaken to a tight deadline as work had to be completed during the school holidays. Access to the site was quite a challenge as the courtyard is surrounded by buildings, making it difficult to get larger equipment and materials into the space. However, through meticulous planning, we were able to overcome these issues and manage an extensive brief to create a great design for the space that packs a huge number of learning opportunities into this small outdoor area. In addition to this, strict health and safety regulations and fire safety guidelines had to be followed to ensure the new garden learning zone provided a safe environment for pupils and teachers.

THE END RESULT The photographs speak for themselves with this project! We were able to create a well laid out environment that offers opportunities for children to do practical experiments, and spend more time outside. Year on year the children continue to see the real results of their efforts in gardening, growing and caring for the

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Wimborne | 01202 842 842

Guide Price

£950,000 Bournemouth | 01202 555550

This outstanding, four bedroom detached country residence is located in the pretty village of Horton. Offering spacious accommodation, the property is just bursting with character and quality features. This imposing family home is constructed in the style of a barn conversion with brick, render and timber clad elevations beneath a tiled roof. A generous use of glazing ensures the property enjoys lots of natural light and the quality finishes throughout further enhance the rustic ambience of this truly stunning home. Detached Family Residence | Four Bedrooms | Four Bathrooms | Three Receptions | Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Garden Room, Study and Utility | Double Garage | Village Location | No Forward Chain

Bournemouth | 01202 555550

Asking Price £850,000

Asking Price £950,000

A wonderful private rear garden, extensive off road parking and integral double garage, are just a few features of this exceptional detached family home. This fabulous property offers both versatile and spacious accommodation, with over 3200 ft.² of beautiful and tastefully presented accommodation. Truly Exceptional Detached Family Home| Stylishly Presented Throughout | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bath/ Shower Rooms | 4 Versatile Reception Rooms | Extensive Parking | Double Garage | Private Landscaped Gardens | Stunning Position

Verwood | 01202 829777

Guide Price

£675,000

Offered for sale is an exceptional penthouse apartment that affords simply breath-taking elevated sea views from two of its private balconies. This fine property has been tastefully improved to the very highest standards by the current owners, who have been successful in creating in our opinion, one of the very best apartment available for sale in the area.

An exceptional four double bedroom detached executive style home on a select development of only three properties benefiting from three receptions, a sizeable kitchen/diner, double integral garage, two en-suites, utility, underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, with an outlook of fields at the rear, no forward chain.

Exceptional Penthouse Apartment | Fabulous Elevated Sea Views | 3 Private Balconies | 3 Double Bedrooms | Galleried Sitting Room With Mezzanine | Private Garage | 3 Bath/ Shower Rooms | No Forward Chain

Immaculately presented | Quality fixtures and fittings | Four double bedrooms | Three receptions | Sizeable kitchen/diner | Two en-suites and family bathroom | Double integral garage | Low maintenance south facing garden | Village Centre | Owned solar panels

Verwood | 01202 829777

£650,000 Lower Parkstone | 01202 744944

An immaculately presented and updated four bedroom detached property with three separate reception rooms, a new kitchen/diner, sizeable utility room, en-suite and walk in wardrobe to master, integral garage plus detached garage with large driveway and generous rear garden. The property is situated in a non estate location within walking distance of Ringwood Forest, bus stops and Verwood Town Centre. This property must be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. Detached house | Immaculately presented | Four bedrooms | Three receptions | New kitchen/diner | Utility | En-suite to master | Integral garage plus a detached garage | Large driveway | Close to Town Centre

£540,000

A deceptively spacious four bedroom detached family home located in the heart of Lower Parkstone, within walking distance to Whitecliff park and Lilliput Village. Fantastic location | Two reception rooms | Off road parking for several vehicles | Baden Powell and Lilliput school catchment | Close to Whitecliff Park and Ashley Cross | Short drive and stroll to Sandbanks beach | Quiet Cul de sac location | Sought after property and road | Fantastic accommodation for a family home

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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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£450,000 Broadstone | 01202 842 842

Poole | 01202 744944

OIEO

£450,000

A fantastic four bedroom family home offering plenty of space and accommodation throughout this makes a perfect home in the sought after area of Oakdale, Poole. Substantial open plan kitchen with utility area, two reception rooms and dining area next to kitchen, ground floor cloakroom, family bathroom and en-suite to master and detached garage.

This detached, three bedroom family home is conveniently located on a well regarded road in Broadstone. Within easy reach of the town centre and within catchment for well regarded schools, accommodation is well proportioned and very well presented throughout. With a garage and off road parking, viewing is essential!

Perfect Family Home With Plenty of Space Inside and Out | Four Bedroom Home With a 1st Floor Study | Detached Garage, Secure Driveway and Further Forecourt Parking | Beautifully Maintained Rear Garden Enjoying Plenty of Sun | A Short Walk To The Popular Local Schools | Close To Poole Town Centre

Detached Family Home | Three Bedrooms | Lounge | Kitchen/Dining/Family Room | Family Bathroom and Cloakroom | Detached Garage and Parking | Private Rear Garden | Easy Reach of Town Centre | Popular Road | No Forward Chain

Bournemouth | 01202 555550

Asking Price

£390,000 West Moors | 01202 855595

£325,000

An idyllic woodland setting, beautiful private gardens and extensive parking, are just a few features of this wonderful cottage style family home. Positioned upon a quiet gravelled road, and sitting centrally within a private plot, this delightful chalet home offers spacious accommodation, with a beautiful tranquil outlook that can be enjoyed from almost every room.

A beautifully refurbished two double bedroom detached bungalow, situated in a cul-de-sac location in the popular residential area of West Moors just a short distance from local shops, amenities and transport links. The bungalow benefits from a beautiful open plan kitchen/living dining room and a lovely landscaped rear garden.

Idyllic Cottage Style Family Home | Fantastic Wooded Setting| 3 Bedrooms | 2 Modern Bath/Shower Rooms | Cottage Style Kitchen/ Breakfast Room | Extensive Parking| Detached Garage/ Workshop

Two double bedrooms | Modern shower room | Quiet cul-de-sac location | Single garage

West Moors | 01202 855595

£299,950 Lower Parkstone | 01202 744944

An exceptionally well presented three bedroom mews house located on this small exclusive development surrounded by extensive communal grounds near Ferndown and West Moors. Lovely light and bright lounge diner | Modern kitchen | Two bathrooms | Single garage | Extensive communal gardens

279,500

Beautifully presented three bedroom apartment. Located in the sought Lower Parkstone area in a stunning elevated position with fantastic far reaching urban views. The accommodation includes a modern fitted kitchen, bathroom, separate WC, a spacious lounge/diner and a driveway for several vehicles. Characterful Apartment | Three Double Bedrooms | Separate Modern Kitchen | Stylish Bathroom | Off Road Driveway Parking | Gas Central Heating | Desirable Location Close To Local Amenities (Shops, Bars, Restaurants, Train Stations | Fantastic Main Residence Or Second Home | Motivated Sellers

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DREAMHOME

MORICONIUM QUAY, LAKE AVENUE, POOLE A UNIQUE LANDMARK DEVELOPMENT, A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION AND FABULOUS VIEWS, ARE JUST A FEW FEATURES OF MORICONIUM QUAY Offered for sale is in our opinion, is

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• Breath-Taking Harbour Views • Extensively Re-Modelled In 2012 Incredible Penthouse Duplex Apartment • 3 Double Bedroom Suites • 3 Beautiful Bath/Shower Rooms • Fabulous Sleek & Stylish Fitted Kitchen • Wonderful Large S/Westerly Balcony • Garage • 2 Parking Spaces • Very Sought After Position & Development

MORICONIUM QUAY, LAKE AVENUE, POOLE £700,000 EDWARDS 01202 555550 www.edwardestates.com

sit and enjoy the gorgeous views through a wall of windows, over the impeccably kept marina, and across Poole Harbour to the Purbeck Hills beyond. These fabulous views can also be enjoyed from your own private 6 metre balcony and its remotely operated awning. A private garage and two parking spaces

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apartment and there are plenty of visitor spaces provided. The vibrant heart of Poole Quay with its mix of shops bars and restaurants, as well as a mainline train station are both within 1.5 miles, whilst Lake Yard marina with its lovely waterfront restaurant and bar is just a two minute walk away.

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**SIMPLY STUNNING THREE DOUBLE BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED FAMILY HOME** Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Family Room, Three Bedrooms, Bathroom, Parking, Garden, Well Presented Throughout, No Forward Chain. EPC Rating: D

**EXTREMELY WELL PRESENTED TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM SEMI-DETACHED BUNGALOW WITH CHARACTER FEATURES, PARKING AND DETACHED GARAGE** Two Double Bedrooms, Shower Room, Conservatory, Large Detached Garage. EPC Rating: D

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Southbourne Road, Southbourne £220,000

**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

**SPACIOUS TWO DOUBLE BEDROOM TOP FLOOR APARTMENT WITH ALLOCATED PARKING AND BALCONY** Kitchen/Reception Room, Master Bedroom, Second Double Bedroom, Family Bathroom, Balcony, Communal Garden, Storage, Parking, EPC Rating: B

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Manor Court, Percy Road, Bournemouth £155,000

The Breeze, 4 Owls Road, Boscombe Spa £180,000

**SPACIOUS WELL PRESENTED ONE BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT WITH ALLOCATED PARKING** Lounge/Diner, Separate Fitted Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Bathroom, Allocated Parking, Communal Rear Garden, 113 Year Lease. EPC Rating: C

**SPACIOUS ONE BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT WITH BALCONY AND PARKING** Entrance Hallway, Open-Plan Kitchen/Lounge/Diner, Double Bedroom, Balcony, Storage Cupboard, Parking Space, Highly Sought After Location. EPC Rating: C

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

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Purbeck Road, Town Centre £625 PCM

Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth £650 PCM

Warwick Place, Pokesdown £675 PCM

**AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY** A large one bedroom first floor flat, just a short distance to the sea front. Spacious lounge, first come first served parking, offered unfurnished. Excellent town centre location, close to new Hilton Hotel Complex. EPC Rating: D

**Recently Reduced** Plus HALF PRICE AGENCY FEE. Available Immediately. A modern, one double bedroom, first floor flat. Benefits include a private balcony, ideal high street location and walking distance to beaches. Viewing highly advised. EPC Rating: C

**AVAILABLE 23RD JUNE** Two bedroom ground floor flat, close to Pokesdown Train Station and Southbourne High Street. Benefits include, kitchen with integrated appliances, modern bathroom, security entry system and bike storage. EPC Rating: C

Ashley Road Bournemouth £675 PCM

The Crescent, Bournemouth £750 PCM

Walpole Road, Bournemouth £775 PCM

**AVAILABLE 30TH JUNE** One double bedroom, first floor flat. Modern and spacious throughout, open-plan kitchen/ lounge, bathroom with bath and shower attachments. Walking distance to beaches and local amenities. Offered furnished. EPC Rating: C

**HALF PRICE AGENCY FEE** *AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY* A two double bedroom, ground floor flat close to local amenities and transport links. Open-plan kitchen/ lounge, allocated off-road parking and recently redecorated. EPC Rating: C

**AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY** A modern, two double bedroom maisonette, situated close to local shops, beaches and transport links. Open plan design, gas central heating and double glazing. Housing benefit accepted (homeowner guarantor required). EPC Rating: E

Norwich Avenue West, Westbourne £895 PCM

Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth £950 PCM

Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth £1,150 PCM

**AVAILABLE 22ND JUNE** A spacious fully furnished ground floor flat with two double bedrooms and separate modern kitchen. Only a short walk to both Westbourne and Bournemouth. EPC Rating: B

**AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY** A two double bedroom, lower ground floor flat with a private entrance. Only a short walk to beaches and amenities, this property is offered fully furnished boasting its own patio area, contemporary décor, main bathroom plus shower room, and close to transport links. EPC Rating: C

**Available 4th July** Three double bedroom character apartment with stunning garden views and sea glimpses. This top floor apartment benefits from a private balcony, large lounge, modern kitchen, en-suite and allocated parking. EPC Rating: E

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RETAIL THERAPY

Harper Double Wardrobe in Herringbone, £525 www.cuckooland.com

Wooden Bowl, £16.99 www.tkmaxx.com

2018 Design trend; dark wood

Vintage Cabinet & Storage Unit in Solid Pinewood, £455 www.cuckooland.com

Dutchbone Riva Full Length Mirror, £259 www.cuckooland.com

Class Sideboard in Retro Herringbone Design, £989 www.cuckooland.com

Havana Medium Extending Dining Table, £599 www.furniturevillage.co.uk

Class Herringbone Coffee Table, £389 www.cuckooland.com

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Set behind remotely controlled access gates and a lush facade of rhododendrons, this outstanding collection of high specification 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, including a duplex, promises exclusivity and privacy in desirable Branksome Park.

PRICES FROM £525,000 To book your exclusive viewing appointment please contact our selling agents

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ODC is an architectural glazing specialist which delivers a fully integrated service from manufacture right through to installation. So you can be confident that you are in the safest of hands when choosing your bespoke glazing products. Transforming your home is, quite simply, our business.

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THE VERSATILITY OF LED STRIP Many of you will now have seen or used LED strip. If not then this is a thin flexible strip that can simply be cut to size with scissors at the specified points and has a double sided adhesive on the rear side. LEDs are spaced along the strip typically at 30, 60 or 120 LEDs per metre depending on the brightness required and it is powered by a

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to operate from 240Vac mains. There are thousands of uses for this product and over our 10 years here at LED-ZIP we have seen many of them. Probably the most popular usage of this product is in kitchens to light worktops from beneath wall hung cupboards or plinths and worktop edges, it can come with a waterproof coating so can be used in bathrooms too for similar purposes. Other slightly more diverse applications include

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edge lighting glass and acrylic sheet, halo lighting pictures and mirrors, dropped or raised ceiling features, step lighting from beneath the nosing and display cabinet lighting to name just a few. We have recently supplied over a mile of this product to light the beauty and cosmetic display cabinets for one of the major high street stores and also the duty free shopping area on the new Queen Mary cruise liner. When installed correctly this product has incredible lifetimes, we have countless installations going back to 2009 that are working today just the same as when first switched on and one of them has now clocked up around 70,000 hours and still looks perfect. This is not the same for all Led strip products though and it is fair to say that this particular item has had more than its fair share of rubbish entering in to the market and is normally reflected in the pricing. I have included some pictures of the product in use and we stock many different varieties of it here, high brightness, colour changing, edge lit, waterproof etc and you are welcome to pop in to our Northbourne showroom for a demonstration at any time

With Fathers Day just around the corner we thought what better way to celebrate such a momentous occasion than with a special recipe, and just our luck, our star baker Heather Brown has whipped up an incredible Breakfast Pasty guide that is sure to show Dad just how much you love him. Turn to page 138 to see the full recipe. MEET HEATHER BROWN With 20 years of baking experience, Heather Brown takes great pride in running her own business delivering high quality, bespoke bakes for any occasion or event. Heather is always tinkering in the kitchen to rustle up something new and she started her business in the belief that bespoke baking and catering can be so much more exciting that the often bland, beige buffets presented at events. In that vain, every order that Heather takes is specifically tailored to her client’s needs and every menu is designed to make sure that the food is delicious, and the perfect compliment to any event. Heather also has experience with and is available to work collaboratively with brands to help with blog or advertising content and can come up with bespoke recipes to fit with brand imaging and lifestyle shoots.

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A very well presented two bedroom second floor apartment featuring two 14’3 balconies (one West facing, and the other East facing) in the Landmark ‘Altitude’ development situated in the heart of Poole convenient for Poole Town Centre (0.2 miles), Poole Park (0.1 miles), Ashley Cross (1.4 miles), Poole Quay (1.4 miles), Sandbanks Beaches (3.1 miles), and Bournemouth Town Centre (5.1 miles). Poole itself has plenty of choice when it comes to shopping (large retailers and independent boutique shops) and eating out (at an eclectic range of highly rated fine dining restaurants and gastric pubs). Travel links include the ferry port, with routes to Cherbourg, Guernsey & Jersey (St Helier), and the mainline Poole Train Station with routes

to Southampton, London and beyond. Large local employers include Poole Hospital (almost adjacent) and Barclays House (0.4 miles). The configuration of this particular wing of the development entails that there only two other flats that share the second floor. The accommodation offers open plan lounge / diner / kitchen (18’8 x 14’4) with access to West facing balcony, two bedrooms (both with access to additional East facing balcony), good sized hallway and contemporary bathroom. Other features include full height glazing to all principal rooms, underfloor heating, gas fired combination boiler, high energy efficiency (B rating), lift service, resident’s bike parking, allocated secure parking and remainder of 10 year builder’s warranty.

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POOLE QUARTER

£207,000

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

DOLPHIN QUAYS PENTHOUSE • Panoramic harbour views • Duplex penthouse • Three double bedrooms • Study/bedroom 4

£1,100,000

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LILLIPUT £1,250,000

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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 Sandbanks. This property has been beautifully furnished throughout, comprehensively equipped with high attention to all details.

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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 LIFEBOAT QUAY PENTHOUSE cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, £625,000 Old Town conservation area.The ideally positioned within walking • Lift access • Two secured gated parking spacesto date • Top-floor penthouse building is understood distance to stunning beaches and • Panoramic 270 degree views • En-suite • Gas central heating from the mid 1800’s. the shores of Poole Harbourto master

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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 Sandbanks. This property has been beautifully furnished throughout, comprehensively equipped with high attention to all details.

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A chalet A chalet style style property property situated situated in in arguably arguably oneone of of thethe most most sought sought after after locations locations in in thethe forest, forest, occupying occupying a plot a plot of of approximately approximately oneone acre, acre, with with a separate a separate garage, garage, stable stable block block and and a paddock. a paddock. EPR: EPR: DD 1 1

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A second A second floor floor mansion mansion house house apartment apartment in in a highly a highly sought sought after after building building onon thethe outskirts outskirts of of thethe village. village. The The property property offers offers plenty plenty of of potential potential to to further further extend extend into into a cavernous a cavernous loftloft space. space. EPR: EPR: GG

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Brockenhurst Brockenhurst

A stunning A stunning three three storey storey semi-detached semi-detached Edwardian Edwardian residence residence setset within within about about a hundred a hundred yards yards of of thethe open open forest. forest. The The property property hashas been been both both enlarged enlarged and and completely completely refurbished. refurbished. EPR: EPR: E E 4 4

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Avon AvonCastle, Castle,Ringwood Ringwood AnAn impressive impressive 5,000 5,000 sq sq ft property ft property situated situated in in Avon Avon Castle Castle in in thethe picturesque picturesque Avon Avon Valley. Valley. Built Built approximately approximately 15 15 years years agoago thisthis individual individual residence residence offers offers modern modern living living accommodation accommodation throughout, throughout, including including a a superb superb family family room, room, which which is open is open plan plan to to both both reception reception rooms rooms - creating - creating a wonderful a wonderful space, space, ideal ideal forfor entertaining. entertaining. The The grounds grounds areare also also a particular a particular feature feature of of thethe property, property, having having been been beautifully beautifully landscaped landscaped and and extending extending to to 0.80.8 of of anan acre. acre. EPR: EPR: CC

ToTo arrange arrange a viewing a viewing contact contact thethe Ringwood Ringwood office office

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Blissford, Blissford,Fordingbridge Fordingbridge A picturesque A picturesque privately privately situated situated detached detached period period home home setset in in over over four four acres acres of of paddocks paddocks and and gardens gardens with with direct direct forest forest access access within within thethe New New Forest Forest National National Park. Park.

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This This beautifully beautifully presented presented home home comprises comprises spacious spacious accommodation accommodation including including three three reception reception rooms rooms and and four four bath bath / shower / shower rooms. rooms. Many Many original original features features remain remain which which include include thethe inglenook inglenook fireplace fireplace and and oakoak beamed beamed ceilings. ceilings. Outside Outside a long a long sweeping sweeping driveway driveway leads leads to to garaging, garaging, a large a large parking parking area area and and outbuildings. outbuildings. EPR: EPR: F F

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£850,000 Furze Hill, Fordingbridge OIRO £850,000 Furze Hill, FordingbridgeOIRO AnAn attractive detached character family home set set in in a a attractive detached character family home superb New Forest location, enjoying uninterrupted views superb New Forest location, enjoying uninterrupted views andand direct forest access. This wonderful traditional house direct forest access. This wonderful traditional house hashas been extended andand improved whilst retaining thethe been extended improved whilst retaining character of aofcountry home. EPR: D D character a country home. EPR:

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A detached cottage situated in ainquiet ‘no‘no through’ lane A detached cottage situated a quiet through’ lane within a short walk of the beautiful open countryside. This within a short walk of the beautiful open countryside. This immaculate home hashas in in recent years been completely immaculate home recent years been completely refurbished to atovery high standard andand features a large refurbished a very high standard features a large open plan kitchen / dining room. EPR: E E open plan kitchen / dining room. EPR:

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THE WEINOR BRAND Through pioneering design and a passion for unrelenting quality weinor have been improving homes and gardens for more than 50 years, with products that blend harmoniously into the areas of sunshine and greenery, light and shade. From state-of-the-art awnings, to fullblown garden rooms, wenior are the go-to brand for all kinds of incredible shading, and Tuscany take great pride in being an appointed dealer for Dorset and Hampshire area.

QUALITY THAT LASTS Awnings are subjected to a host of severe weather conditions throughout the year, and traditional brands don’t always stand the test of time against the beating sun and heavy winds— weinor however, are different. Take the fabric for example; unlike your average material, weinor’s awnings are dyed using the “spinneret” technique. That probably means a whole lot of nothing to most of you (ourselves included), but what it essentially means is that the colour stays locked to the fabric, preventing fading in the long term.

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Open 7 days a week Professional photography LOWER PARKSTONE £765,000 A beautifully appointed and substantial 2800sqft FOUR BEDROOM family home offering flexible and versatile accommodation with an additional TWO/THREE BEDROOM ANNEX ideal for extended family’s or to provide rental income. Located in a quiet, mature road in the Courthill & Baden Powell School catchment.

BRANKSOME PARK £276,000 AN EXCELLENT D.I.Y. PROJECT - Well appointed three double bedroom first floor apartment requiring complete modernisation throughout within walking distance of Westbourne and within close proximity to local beaches. Set in very well maintained communal gardens and offers no forward chain.

BAITER PARK £237,500

LOWER PARKSTONE £335,000

LOWER PARKSTONE £420,000

ONE OF THE BEST APARTMENTS OF ITS KIND - This two double bedroom, two bathroom first floor property offers bright and spacious accommodation throughout and has been beautifully maintained by the current owners. Located within easy reach of Poole Quay and Baiter Park.

An attractive three double bedroom Victorian home with a 90’ south facing garden and off road parking space. Located in the Courthill and Baden Powell School catchment. Realistically priced to sell, the owner is suited and can move quickly.

A beautiful detached Victorian home offered for sale in good condition throughout. This family home boasts three double bedrooms, two reception rooms, utility room, off road parking and an attractive landscaped and tiered garden. Situated in the Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment area.

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Open 7 days a week Property Tours LOWER PARKSTONE £875,000 A substantial, rarely available 7 double bedroom Edwardian home with a beautiful, private and south facing rear garden of approximately 130’. The property was built in 1902 and has been extended and recently renovated. Located in the Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment. Viewing essential.

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FROM BUDGET TO BOUTIQUE 7 Ways to Boost Your Bookings & Make More ££ If your holiday let is looking tired, or your getting complaints or poor reviews, take heart, there's plenty you can do to turn your rental around. Comfortable, stylish décor is a key part of your guest’s stay, so exceed their expectations with these simple tips. Wow your guests from the moment they check in and they'll keep coming back. Read on for seven steps to upgrade your holiday rental without a full refurb:

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Welcome your guests with some goodies on arrival: tea, coffee, bottles of water, some local biscuits or a bottle of wine. They may be stressed, tired and not in the best mood when they arrive so hitting them with a little welcome gift is a fantastic way to set the tone for their stay. A personalised welcome note can also go a long way, as well as some sort of orientation (and of course clear ‘What to do in case of fire’ notice). Leave feedback forms and call them during their first day to check everything’s OK. SUPERHOST TIP: “Why not get some branded postage-paid postcards, with a photo of your holiday rental and some local sites. People still send them, so why not promote your accommodation at the same time.”

Photography Steve Flannagan, Steve’s Images

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SCENT

We’re super-sensitive to new places and smells (often subconsciously). Make sure there’s no smell of damp, drains, bleach or any other unpleasantness—you can’t mask things like this, get them resolved. When you know everything's clean, it's nice to refresh the space with natural essential oils (not sprays and puffers which can have your guests sneezing and sniffling throughout their stay). Have your cleaners burn or vaporize essential oils at changeover (but don’t leave candles onsite for guests to use); lemon, bergamot or fig are best. SUPERHOST TIP: “Setting the table for dinner, providing a nice clean toothbrush cup, and folding the corners on the loo roll tells your guest they are welcome and you've paid attention to detail. Add branded miniatures of soap, shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom and they'll know they booked the best!”

Photography: Russ Snedker

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WHITE ACCESSORIES

If you want to create that five star luxury feel (and keep your inventory control very simple) stick to white bedding, white towels and white crockery, no patterned sheets or duvet covers, no dingy grey towels, and no floral crockery. Go for high-quality, hypoallergenic (i.e. not feather/down) pillows, duvets and bed linen. Hotel quality sheets can be found in most high street stores, but my personal favourites online are Soak and Sleep, and King of Cotton. Choose long staple Egyptian cotton sateen for the most luxurious feeling sheets, and use padded pillow protectors and mattress covers for hygiene.

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SUPERHOST TIP: “Think like the Four Seasons and offer a pillow menu as part of your booking process. Provide different weights of duvet with extra bedspreads along with your firm


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and soft pillows to choose from in a cupboard. Bag and label everything with a nice label maker.”

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LIGHT UP!

Combine wall lights, pendants, and floor and table lamps with dimmable recessed downlights for maximum effect and atmosphere. Replace all bulbs with LED bulbs and choose cool white for a darker space and warm if you have plenty of natural light. Recycle those ugly old spiral CFD bulbs with the grim horror-movie flicker. Obviously lights are used mostly at night, but they can also come into their own at check-in to create a cosy welcome. SUPERHOST TIP: “If your light fittings are over 10 years old, upgrade them. Technology and design have moved on so far and you can get stunning lights very inexpensively at DIY stores or Wayfair. Cover yourself by getting an electrician to fit them and getting an electrician sign-off certificate at

the same time. Test and upgrade your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and set a reminder to do this every month.”

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As with lighting, your AV (audio visual) setup needs to be up to date— ideally no more than 4 years old. We’ve got used to bigger screens and HD in recent years and the cost has come right down, so keep your TVs large and HD-ready (and ideally wall mounted in bedrooms). Provide highspeed Wi-Fi, Freeview, Sky or Now TV, and a DVD player (essential to keep the little early-risers happy before breakfast). Label your remotes and have a caddy to stash them in. SUPERHOST TIP: “Add a Bluetooth speaker, USB sockets by the bed, or a universal charger for guest’s phones and devices. Why not look at modern security systems, with remote locking and a code you can reset for each changeover?”

Photography: Russ Snedker

blue or grey sofa, maybe with a subtle stripe or texture. It will add far more interest and charm than a boxy brown or black one. SUPERHOST TIP: “Photos are everything. Once you’ve made the necessary tweaks/upgrades or full renovation, get your rental professionally photographed”.

Photography Steve Flannagan, Steve’s Images

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A holiday home at any level of the market should be stylish, clean and good quality. For maximum impact, don’t give that student vibe with mismatched furniture or anything from the 90s. Have a clear theme, whether that’s based on location, the architecture of the building, or just a clear colour palette. In the bedroom, have at least two cushions on the bed, with a coordinating throw, runner or folded back bedspread (not one that covers the whole bed¬, we want to show off those crisp white sheets). Go to Pinterest, Airbnb, top hotel websites, and of course current glossy magazines, and when it comes to buying new furniture—i.e. curtains/ blinds and accessories—go for quality. LEFT: Photography: (top) Russ Snedker; (middle & bottom) Steve Flannagan, Steve’s Images

Never have an obvious Ikea piece of furniture, or labelled crockery from a budget brand. In the UK, go for John Lewis or M&S.

Are you keen to boost your bookings and get more five star reviews? Thinking of upgrading to attract higher-quality guests and make more money? Schedule a call with Helen today and find out how Coral Interiors can help with your holiday let.

SUPERHOST TIP: “If you don’t have the time or creative flair, get a designer in. Avoid the costly mistakes and make your rental the most desirable around. Speak to local interior designers and ask to see listings for properties they’ve designed. The photos and reviews should be off the scale—don’t you want the same for your business?”

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BAN THE BROWN LEATHER SOFAS—PLEASE!

They are ugly, over-used by your competition, and you might as well be telling your guests, "we don’t trust you, so this is wipe clean". Modern fabrics are amazingly durable and cleanable; don’t be afraid of a pale

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Occupying a SUPERB LANDSCAPED PLOT of approximately 1.75 ACRES is this individual architect designed family home on the HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER & EXCLUSIVE ‘Avon Castle’ Estate. Benefiting from direct RIVER FRONTAGE approx 170 ft with FISHING AND BOATING RIGHTS. Viewing is highly recommended - Owner suited.

CHARMING CHARACTER COTTAGE within WALKING DISTANCE TO THE TOWN CENTRE. The property has been REFURBISHED by the current owners and would make an IDEAL RENTAL INVESTMENT OR FIRST TIME PURCHASE.

LINWOOD, RINGWOOD £989,950

ASHLEY, RINGWOOD £775,000

STUNNING PROPERTY with FABULOUS VIEWS situated on a plot approaching HALF AN ACRE with part of its BUILDING GUARANTEE remaining. The bungalow is full of character with OAK framed windows and benefits from an excellent degree of natural lighting throughout. The gardens have been beautifully landscaped. VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

A Contemporary PERIOD DETACHED FAMILY HOME situated on a GENEROUS & PRIVATE PLOT which has been beautifully modernised by the current owners to a high standard throughout. Located in a highly SOUGHT AFTER area on the outskirts of the town, VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

ASHLEY HEATH, RINGWOOD £675,000

ASHLEY HEATH £850,000

An impressive detached chalet style residence of OVER 2000 SQ FT built and finished to an exceptional standard. Benefitting from 3 YEARS NHBC GUARANTEE STILL REMAINING. The property enjoys a premier location in ‘Ashley Heath’ close to Moors Valley and Avon Country Parks and is within easy reach of the market town of Ringwood. VENDOR SUITED.

A stunning BRAND NEW detached chalet of approximately 2321 SQ FT built by a long standing and locally renowned developer situated in an EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT. Luxuriously appointed with the highest quality Kitchen and Bathroom fittings and benefitting from generous room sizes plus a DOUBLE GARAGE. VIEWING ESSENTIAL.

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BURNHAM DRIVE | £440,000 This individual two bedroom bungalow OFFERS GREAT POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE AND EXTEND and is located in a popular and quiet Queens Park cul-de-sac. Occupying a good size elevated plot with an integrated basement garage giving several options to extend the property (Subject to usual consents) A great feature is the large garden offering scope to landscape. The lounge runs from front to back so is full of light and the dining room has a feature corner bay with a great view of the garden. SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO CREATE YOUR DREAM HOME

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QUEENS PARK AVENUE | £799,950 A FABULOUS FAMILY HOME on a premier tree-lined avenue close to Queens Park Golf Course. A four bedroom house with an OPEN PLAN NEWLY FITTED KITCHEN/DINING ROOM and a conservatory leading to the large SOUTH FACING REAR GARDEN. The gorgeous main bedroom has a BALCONY overlooking the garden and a LUXURY EN SUITE BATHROOM. Remote controlled gates lead to casual parking and the VERY LARGE DOUBLE GARAGE which has an office/studio on the first floor with separate staircase. EXCEPTIONAL HOME IN A GREAT LOCATION

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CASTLE LANE WEST | £475,000 The Palm House. A MODERNIST ART DECO house designed by Edward De Wilde Holding and built as one of a pair in the 1920s. A spacious main living room is divided into separate dining and lounge areas. “TOWER’ featuring striking large window and staircase to the 3 DOUBLE bedrooms (1 with door to roof terrace) EXCELLENT LOCAL SCHOOLS (2 Grammar schools and Muscliff and Epiphany Primary) are in close proximity together with the NATURE RESERVE. Secluded large rear garden (approx. 100’) with patio and lawned areas. ONE OF THE MOST DISTICNCTIVE HOMES IN THE AREA

Margaret and the team are very efficient and professional in everything they do. I would have no qualms recommending Paul Watts or selling/buying property through them again in the future. Take a look at what our previous clients think – we have over 100 testimonials at www.referenceline.com

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LEYDENE AVENU | £410,000 WELL PRESENTED 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW a short walk away from Queens Park Golf Course. Updated recently with fresh décor and carpets this Palmer built bungalow dates from the 1950s. A WIDER THAN AVERAGE DRIVEWAY provides ample parking (perhaps for caravan/motorhome etc) and leads to DETACHED GARAGE. Good range of units in the kitchen with built in hob and oven. MODERN SHOWER ROOM. There is a LARGE TIMBER WORKSHOP in the secluded garden. READY TO MOVE INTO

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CHARMINSTER AVENUE | £419,950 SPACIOUS 4 bedroom detached house is very CONVENIENT FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS including St Walburgas, Queens Park Academy and the 2 Bournemouth Grammar Schools just a short walk away. The house offers scope to improve and make changes so an ideal opportunity to create your family home. There are 2 large main reception rooms and a good size kitchen/breakfast room. Excellent shopping facilities close by and Castlepoint shopping centre is a short drive away. AN EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME WITH POTENTIAL

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MADEIRA ROAD | £112,500 SUCH A GREAT LOCATION for a flat for the over 55s, between Horseshoe Common and The Lansdowne. Benjamin Court is close to shops, cafes and buses ideal for buyers looking for a town centre lifestyle. The flat is on the ground floor at the rear of the building has a large lounge with a BALCONY overlooking the COMMUNAL GARDENS. The flat has SHARE OF THE FREEHOLD and parking to the front.

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LEADERS The Splendour of Waterside Living

There’s a certain magic that comes from living by the water—a kind of aura that encourages us to live with a wonderful rose-tinted outlook on life. As John F. Kennedy once said, “… when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” So it makes sense that year on year more people are looking to settle down in the littoral splendour of Poole and its surrounding areas. With the Poole Harbour Boat Show coming to our shores very soon, we took some time to ask the Ian (Sales Manager), Michelle (Senior Negotiator) and Abbi (Sales Negotiator) at Leaders Poole, exactly what makes the area so desirable to seafarers, as well as how you can take advantage of their over a decades worth of experience in seeking, selling and letting waterside properties in the local area. WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE TURN TO LEADERS AS THE GO-TO AGENT FOR WATERSIDE PROPERTIES? Ian: “We have seen the developments in this area grow over the 12 years that we’ve been in this office. Prior to us being taken over by Leaders, we were Waterside Properties, almost

Leaders in Poole are first class. From the moment you walk into the office you have their upmost attention. The office is friendly and all the staff listen to what you say, and are only too happy to help. We have moved many times and Leaders will always be the company that we will instruct to sell our property. - MR. AND MRS. ATTWOOD FROM POOLE QUAY

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British, nautical properties with great views, all of which have such amazing character and plenty of appeal no matter what your style preferences”. Abbi: “It’s incredible to think that we’re only a few hours (if that) from our nations capital, and yet it’s a completely different world down here. The pace of life is that much more chilled and there’s a real sense of community, particularly in the adjoining towns and villages. Moreover, what you get for your money isn’t too bad either—depending on what you’re looking for”. If you are looking for an agency with a keen eye for detail, with agents who

really, truly know their properties inside and out, then this is the team for you. With a wealth of local knowledge and nautical know-how, and with the backing of a reputable national brand, they can open so many doors for you—hopefully with the keys to your brand new, waterside home.

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exclusively specialising in these types of homes, so it’s natural that we would continue to use that wealth of knowledge and still retain that side of the business, under the Leaders brand.

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AND YOU’RE IN THE PRIME LOCATION FOR IT… Michelle: “Our location (just off Poole Quay) really works in our favour. Being so close to the harbour we know everything that the area has to offer. We know which terraces have those sought after all day sun traps. We know which developments come with best mooring spots—and all the relevant laws and legalities that come with it—but more than this, we know where you can find the best handground coffee; where to enjoy the best local seafood; who you can turn to for boat repair work. And it’s all of these little details that turn buying a waterside property into buying into, and falling in love with the lifestyle”. WHAT MAKES THIS AREA SO GREAT FOR SEAFARERS? Ian: “There is an incredibly diverse range of properties here, from Mediterranean-esk apartments with adjoining sun decks, to a-typically

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S SHIPWRECKED TREASURE Listening to calcified coral cracking underfoot, I can almost hear the fragile cries of lost souls buried metres below me. Nearly four centuries ago, 126 men, women and children were massacred during one of the most blood-thirsty episodes in Australia’s maritime history, and many of their bodies were laid to rest here, on Beacon Island. A local fisherman, Chook, tells me he once spent the night on this “island of angry ghosts”, awaking to the sound of panic-stricken, squawking seabirds. For now, the windswept, barren coral mound is calm, although a fringe of blood-red fish spawn along the shoreline unintentionally nods to a sinister past. It’s not an obvious sightseeing attraction, or even one that’s easy to reach, but I’m visiting as part of a small cruise through the relatively unknown Abrolhos Islands. This archipelago of 122 coral and limestone islands strung along the world’s most southerly reef system, 60km offshore from west coast town Geraldton, welcomes only a handful of tourists each year, yet it occupies an important place in Australia’s history.

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In 1629, the Dutch merchant vessel Batavia shipwrecked after hitting Morning Reef, which sailors had mistaken for “moonshine on the water”. Of the 322 passengers on board, most managed to swim to shore, although a mutiny reminiscent of Lord Of The Flies ensued.

Hero Wiebbe Hayes eventually reclaimed peace, and the stone forts he erected on West Wallabi Island are considered to be the first European buildings on Australian soil. Providing tidal conditions are favourable, tourists can snorkel or dive the Batavia shipwreck, although up until recently, it’s only been possible to reach with expensive charters or by hitching a ride with a fisherman. A crayfishing industry developed here in the 1920s, with settlements springing up over the course of subsequent decades. But communities collapsed when a quota system was introduced in 2010, meaning it was no longer feasible to fish for more than a few months a year. Jay Cox, 54, lived on Rat Island for 14 years with his wife, Sonia, and their children. He’s since swapped crayfishing for tourism, and purchased the Eco Abrolhos six years ago, after seeing it for sale in a magazine. The 38-passenger ship, which formerly operated in the Whitsundays, becomes my cosy home for the next five days. I’m joined on board by a group of 15 hardy, nature-loving Australians, mainly retirees escaping the east coast winter on long caravanning trips. During our bumpy four-hour sailing from Geraldton, I hear about a 70-year-old vet’s attempts to reintroduce a rare breed of pheasant to New South

An aerial view of the Abolhos islands (Picture credit: PA Photo/Richard Rossiter)


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Wales, and learn how one couple manage to survive for six months a year camping on a beach with just a couple of fishing rods and a biodegradable toilet. All the while, I’m distracted by migratory humpbacks breaching on the horizon. Lying in the stream of the Leeuwin Current, the Abrolhos Islands are surrounded by a mixture of tropical and temperate waters making conditions extremely favourable for marine wildlife and a healthy coral reef. Belts of turquoise and indigo wrap around the islands, melting into each other like butter in a pan. Using the gentle current to carry me, I drift snorkel off the shores of Wooded Island, admiring some of the 100 different types of coral found here. Clownfish eyeball me suspiciously from beneath the writhing tendrils of blue-tipped anemones, as I float below a rooftop of large plate corals. Those who prefer not to get wet take a scenic trip in glass bottom boat, the King Diver, while others fish for squid. That evening, Chook and Jay’s son, Bronson, fillet snapper and coral trout for dinner as the watery silhouettes of salivating reef sharks gather around the boat. While sitting at the top deck bar built by Jay, I learn more about the local fishing community’s opposition to tourism in the Abrolhos. A story emerges, almost as cut-throat as the Batavia mutiny 400 years ago. Three days before we’d set off, Jay had received a phone call warning him not to visit any inhabited islands as part of the ship’s itinerary. Local fishermen, it appears, would prefer to keep their idyllic kingdoms to themselves.

Coral gardens at the Abrolhos Islands (Picture credit: PA Photo/Mogens Johansen)

It would probably be much easier and more profitable for Jay and Sonia to spend more time in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, where Eco Abrolhos also operates itineraries. “We put the Kimberleys into a Google algorithms search engine and in a month there were 122,000 searches,” explains Jay. “In the same period there were just 80 for the Abrolhos.” But a combination of passion and anger spurs them on. Defying threats, we land on Pigeon Island where one of the few receptive fishermen, Al, has been living since he was 15. At one time, the population swelled to 70. Faded artwork decorates a schoolroom which closed in 2008, and freshly chalked cues still lie across a pool table in the community centre.

At sea in the Abrolhos Islands (Picture credit: PA Photo/Sarah Marshall)

I tiptoe into a corrugated iron “museum piece” house, where a vintage TV set glares at a ripped, monochrome art deco sofa and dirty tea cups sit on a Formica table imprinted with an image of the Venetian lagoon.

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The Abolhos Islands (Picture credit: PA Photo/Sarah Marshall)

Jay reminisces about a care-free past, and I wonder if an element of his determination to set foot on these forgotten islands is bound-up with personal nostalgia. In reality, he shouldn’t be so concerned. While dwindling communities are a point of interest, their rundown shacks, strangled in a mass of electrical cables, are, for the most part, depressingly ugly. For me, it’s the remote, unsullied spots that prove to be the biggest draw. More than 90 different species of seabird can be found here, including the threatened Australian Lesser Noddy. We go in search of the diminutive birds (which weigh just 100g) on Leos Island, although after lifting up a few bushes, Jay shrugs his shoulders and concludes “they’re not here today”. Instead, we sit on the banks of a lagoon and watch cormorants skim the water as osprey flit back and forth to their nest. On East Wallabi Island, one of the few limestone islands with access to fresh water, I spend an afternoon trying to spot timid Tammar wallabies in the dense thickets, while other members of our group attempt to prize free oysters clinging tightly to rocks at Turtle Bay. Not a single - even lost - soul could disturb the peace.

East Wallabi Island, part of the Abrolhos Islands (Picture credit: PA Photo/Sarah Marshall)

Tourism in the Abrolhos Islands is admittedly in its early stages, and there’s no denying the Cox’s have a challenging ride ahead. “Sometimes I think this is too hard,” admits Sonia, during a low point. But their love for the destination is too great to ignore. Jay recalls a group of visiting scientists who he guided 10 years ago as part of a charter tour. “They were visiting 40 reef systems around Australia and claimed this was one of the best,” he says proudly. “They said, just keep doing what you’re doing; this could be the next Great Barrier Reef.” By David Wilcock, Press Association

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Left: A wallaby hiding in the scrub on East Wallabi Island, part of the Abolhos Islands and an osprey on nesting, on the Abrolhos Islands (Picture credit: PA Photo/Sarah Marshall).


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SWANAGE £775,000 New build home finished to a very high standard, offering versatile & generous accommodation throughout, including luxury kitchen/living/dining room providing sociable open plan living, 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite facilities & luxury family bathroom, with garage & garden. GOADSBY 01929 425055 www.goadsby.com

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£485,000

• Elegant period residence over 3 floors • Extended and sympathetically refurbished in recent years • Many original features • No onward chain

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£525,000

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• Beautiful rear garden

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QUEEN’S PARK 01202 859966

£675,000

• Spacious 3 bedroom detached house in a highly desirable cul de sac • Lounge/diner with doors on to the private rear garden • Potential to extend subject to planning • Single garage and driveway parking

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QUEEN’S PARK 01202 859966

£425,000

• Situated in a cul-de-sac position • Renovated through out to a high standard • All 3 bathrooms with fitted Villeroy & Boch suites • Large kitchen diner and separate utility room • 4 Spacious bedrooms and master en-suite

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£375,000

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£450,000

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EPC: B

£425,000

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Non estate location Superb open plan kitchen/breakfast room Separate utility room Ground floor W.C Impressive family bathroom and en suite to master bedroom • LABC 10 year build warrantee • Gas central heating and UPVC double glazing

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VERWOOD 01202 827333

£457,500

• Entrance hallway with stairs to first floor landing

• Large living room, dining room, kitchen/ breakfast room & conservatory

• Superb size kitchen/breakfast room with separate utility area

• 4 Bedrooms, master with en-suite

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VERWOOD 01202 827333

Guide Price £550,000 £575,000

• Lovely outlooks over Wyke Oliver Hill • Generous and well maintained gardens • Garage and driveway

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£425,000

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EVOLVING INTO PARADISE Opening her eyes for the very first time, a newborn sea lion gurgles through a mouthful of sand. Coated in a translucent film of bodily fluid, her skin glistens in the sunlight as she wriggles free of the pulsing umbilical cord still attached to her mother. Overhead, plundering frigate birds, hungry for a bite of the afterbirth, threaten to shatter the idyllic picture. And even higher in the sky, a bigger metal bird roars past, bringing a different species of new arrivals to the island of San Cristobal. Sitting quietly on the beach, I witness the birth, while children paddle in the surf, just metres away. It’s the perfect fairy-tale portrayal of the Galapagos Islands - a utopia where animals and humans harmoniously co-exist. Cast away in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Equator, the volcanic archipelago is famous for its endemic species, whose largely predator-free existence has left them fearless. Isolation (it’s 1,000km from the mainland) has been vital to the success of these fragile ecosystems, but an increase in the number of

tourists and the expansion of human settlements could potentially upset that delicate balance. There are now 25,000 people living permanently in the Galapagos, and visitor figures amount to around 225,000 annually. It’s hard to believe this new world could bear any resemblance to the pristine environment Charles Darwin explored in the early 19th century. But as the groundbreaking naturalist identified, evolution is in the DNA of these islands. In San Cristobal, the closest island to Ecuador, sea lions have learned to live comfortably with their two-legged neighbours. At the beachfront Golden Bay Hotel, two Balinese day beds have been commandeered by boisterous, blubbery pinnipeds, and every evening, a mischievous adolescent affectionately known as Samuelito, splays his flippers on the best seat at the cocktail bar. Eager to explore the islands in a sustainable way, I’m embarking on a cruise with the MV Origin, a sumptuous 20-passenger yacht custom-designed for greater fuel

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People paddling by Genovesa Island

The facilities are first-class - vast ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds and a wall of windows framing the sea - and the service five-star - two top grade naturalists attentively guide the group, double the allocation given on most ships. Exploring the Galapagos Islands is a meticulously planned operation; access is restricted to 70 landing sites and ships cannot revisit the same location within a 14-day cycle. As a result, crossovers with other groups are rare.

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Green turtles in Isabela

MV Origin operates two seven-day itineraries. I choose one incorporating Genovesa, in the northeast, where three types of booby bird can be found. Red-footed boobies wrap their russet red webbing around the brittle branches of parched bushes; their blue-footed counterparts cavort in buffoonish play below. Tufty-feathered juveniles frantically and futilely - flapping their wings in a premature attempt to fly complete the Big Top entertainment. A male yellow warbler bird doffs his brilliant red cap to the performance, and hops through the undergrowth in search of bugs. Avian displays are a highlight on any Galapagos itinerary. It was the finches, after all, that helped shaped Darwin’s theory of evolution. But not all birds here are native. The greater flamingos on Santa Cruz island ended up here accidentally, marooned by the

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ABOVE: Tropical Havana - Suzan Icushion blue with orange flowers; Tropical Havana - palm leaf cushion velvet back, £19.99 (Available from www. homesense.com) LEFT: Voyager Bathroom. Tropical Leaf Shower Curtain, £8; Mirror, £25; Tropical Leaf Hand Towel, £8; Egyptian Cotton Towels, From £6; Storage Basket Small or Large, From £6; Laundry Basket, £35; Bathmat, £14; Embossed Glass Tumbler, £5; Embossed Glass Lotion Dispenser, £7; Monkey Toilet Roll Holder, £15; Monkey Towel Ring, £18; Monstera Potted Plants, Set of 2 £94; Palm Tree Toilet Roll Store, £22 (Available from www.dunelm.com)

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If you do want to embrace the bold with a pinch more conservatism, then stick to a neutral backdrop or limited featured walls, and let your accessories and textiles do the talking.

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MIX YOUR TEXTILES By introducing a few contrasting textiles, you add interest to a space. For this look, fabrics such as linen and brushed cotton will work best, especially in contrast with your heftier furniture.

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GIVE IT AN EDGE For a more moody take on the look add in darker, deeper shades of those greens, blues and purples we mentioned earlier, and instead of introducing white to break things up, try grey, charcoal or black. This look really lends itself to a bedroom or dining space, or really any room where you want to create a sultrier, dare we say seductive, atmosphere. BELOW: Voyager Bedroom. Tropical Leaf Circular Mirror, £45; Zamora Palm Leaf Ceiling Light Fitting, £115; Abingdon Antique Brass Bedstead, From £269; Caprice Side Table, £79; Florista Duvet Cover Set, From £28; Boston Green Wool Rug, From £55; Gold Monkey Cushion, £8; Palm Leaf Votive, Each £2; Savannah Black Stripe Cushion £18; Red Velvet Cushion, £12; Polly Parrot Stable Lamp, £55 (Available from www.dunelm.com) RIGHT: Jardin Tropical, €150 www.mindtheg.com)

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Next, get your hands on some antiqued, hacienda-style furniture— rattan, wood, even woven leather, are all great possibilities for seating designs, paired with a gorgeous mango wood dining/side tables. Complete the look with outdoor rugs, rustic lanterns and wicker accessories and you’re good to go.

STYLE IT OUT When it comes to furniture and accessories you’re working towards creating a very contemporary look— not ultra modern but not entirely rustic either. A few key elements you could work in are distressed wood, rattan and wicker, but it needn’t end with these three elements, in fact, little flourishes of warm metals, leather and glass are all welcomed additions too. Words by Charlotte Williams BELOW: Tropical Birds Wallpaper, (Available from www.mindtheg.com)

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You might also want to consider the types of textiles you use too; for example, where you might have had a rattan chair, you could swap it for velour or velvet, or cotton for silk and so on. Finally, maintain the pattern clash despite the darker colours to add interest and on-theme character.

STYLIST’S NOTE “The key colour for this look is green. Bright, bold green; to mimic the vivacious shade of the jungle.” - Victoria Williams, Lifestyle Editor

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN SEASIDE GARDEN

Has the thought of summer ahead prompted you to create your own seaside garden?

of trees or shrubs which are of good depth, preferably planted in two or more staggered rows.

Here’s what to do and the plants which should thrive.

Good species for this job include pine, alder, hawthorn and hornbeam. If you want to go for willow or poplar, keep them well away from buildings, as tree roots can cause damage to the fabric of buildings and the drains.

Going on holiday to the coast may fuel dreams of a life by the seaside but creating a seaside garden needs careful thought, bearing in mind the salt spray, strong winds and dry soil. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your dream garden by the sea.

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Plant a hedge or wind-filtering barrier

Alternatively, you could go for a fence-like windbreak such as woven wattle or willow hurdles which are available from garden centres or local craftsmen. Have a look in the classified sections of any of the gardening magazines and you should find what you want. ABOVE: Scarborough Castle on a hillside above the town and harbor RIGHT: Seaside garden with flowering plants and foliage in Folkestone, Kent


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CHECK OUT NEIGHBOURING GARDENS

Walk around the area and make a note of the plants which are thriving in neighbouring gardens, so you know what would do well in yours. Sea shells, nautical antiques, washedup timber, statues and even disused boats can be used ornamentally.

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KNOW WHAT PLANTS CAN THRIVE

Perennials which can be grown in a seaside setting include achillea, crocosmia, eryngium (sea holly), echinops (globe thistle), sedum, heuchera (coral flower), euphorbia, gazania, scabiosa. Suitable shrubs and climbers include buddleia, berberis, genista (broom), cistus (rock rose), ceanothus, escallonia, weigela, hebe, lavatera, passiflora (passion flower), ribes (ornamental currant), rosmarinus (rosemary). Don’t forget rock plants Armeria maritima, aubrieta, alpinus, phlox subulata, osteospermum jucundum, karvinskianus, Iris pumila.

such as dianthus stachys, erigeron

By Hannah Stephenson Photo credit: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos LEFT: Houses by the sea on the Cornish coast BELOW: Thatched cottages at Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall

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TEST YOUR SOIL

Buy a pH kit from your local garden centre. Many seaside gardens are high in alkaline because of the high calcium content of crushed sea shells. If you have alkaline soil, don’t plant lime-haters such as rhododendron or azalea, because they won’t do well. If your soil is sandy, beef it up with some organic matter to retain moisture and add nutrients. Once you have done this, mulch the area with compost or chipped bark to keep in the moisture.

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CHOOSE PLANTS CAREFULLY

There are many plants which are tough enough to withstand all that salt spray and sea breeze can throw at them, but as a rule of thumb, you will find that those with tough, leathery leaves as well as spiny and hairy plants should have more resistance to drying winds.

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

ALL-ELECTRIC KIA NIRO Kia has just unveiled a new all-electric version of its Niro which will go on sale in Korea later this year before being introduced to other markets. It will be capable of travelling 236 miles on a single charge. The Niro EV features an exclusive radiator grille, futuristic air intake and arrowhead-shaped LED daytime running lights. Kia says: “With a ‘Clean and Hightech’ design concept, the slim character line and tapered rear windows emphasize the car’s sleek profile, while allowing greater room for the Niro EV’s muscular wheel arches.” Equipped with a latestgeneration high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, the Niro EV will be able to drive over 236 miles (380 km) on a single charge with zero emissions, or up to 149 miles (240 km) on an optional 39.2 kWh battery system.

ROAD TEST: AUDI AVANT RS4 It is hard to think of a better blend of power and practicality than the Audi Avant RS4, a sporty estate model which can transport a chest of drawers and showing you what G-force you are experiencing. Elegantly styled and beautifully built, the Avant RS4 can lay claim to being the best estate car in its class, embracing everyday domestic or business use with near-supercar performance. The RS4’s heart is a superb 2.9-litre 6-cylinder petrol unit with twin turbochargers delivering a hefty 444 hp. The 0-60 mph time is just 4.1 seconds, top speed limited to 155 mph, Fuel economy is 32.1 mpg combined and emissions 200 g/km. Power delivery is via a smooth 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, with permanent four-wheel drive. The RS4 Avant is laden with too much equipment to even short-list, and prices start at £62,175. There are plenty of options too – my test model included larger 20-inch wheels, leather interior with heated front and rear seats, carbon inlays, upgraded technology features including a G-force indicator and a Dynamic Package which boosts top speed to 174 mph. All that takes the price to £69,810.

The exterior of the Avant RS4 has subtle styling which still shows enough potent aspects to ensure its performance pedigree is evident – the vast air intakes and huge twin exhaust outlets for instance. Underway, it feels eagerly fast and flexible, with a sporty undertone to refined urban driving and relaxing motorway cruising. Handling is beyond reproach, well-planted on twisty roads yet in city driving modes quiet and docile. The premium cabin is superbly crafted with controls thoughtfully designed and located. Seating five adults with ease, the Avant has one of the largest boots in the sector, 505 litres, and with seats folded offers 1,500 litres of space. The tailgate is powered and has a low lip for easy loading. This Audi has rivals, most notably from other German marques, but the RS4 Avant’s blend of blistering power and practicality, plus Audi’s indefinable ultra-cool image puts it at the head of the pack. • FOR: Outstanding driving dynamics, interior space, Audi badge kudos. • AGAINST: Hard to fault!

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Honda has announced the four door saloon version of the Civic is coming to the UK market. Built in Turkey, the Civic saloon will be available in both petrol and diesel powertrains and will be in dealer forecourts from August.Prices have not yet been announced. The petrol version will be the 1.0 i-VTEC available on the Civic hatchback since launch and comes with either the CVT or manual transmission. The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel powertrain was launched earlier this year in the hatchback and will be available with the same manual transmission or a new ninespeed automatic. Similar to the hatchback, the new wider, longer platform results in class-leading interior space. The seating position is lower to give the driver a greater feeling of connection with the car, and the new saloon combines unrivalled passenger and luggage space. The four door saloon has been engineered from the ground up and, says Honda, “represents a significant step forward for Honda in the sector, benefiting from the largest single model global development programme in the company’s history.”


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ROAD TEST: KIA STONIC The compact SUV class is crowded with attractive models, often priced well north of £20,000, so its good to see a new contender set to make an impact for significantly less money, writes NICK FLETCHER. The Kia Stonic is eye-catchingly styled, well-equipped, has an unbeatable 7-year warranty yet prices start at just £16,300. The Stonic comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, infotainment centre with 7-inch screen, DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, air conditioning, cruise control, rear parking sensors, all-round electric windows and roof rails among standard features. Kia is no longer a budget brand, it is a serious contender in the mass market, demonstrating distinctive and innovative design, putting emphasis on value for money, and backing its quality with an industry-leading 7-year warranty - more than twice that of some bigger-name manufacturers. The Stonic has sporty yet classy styling and is based on the platform of its Rio stablemate. There is a 5-model line up with petrol and diesel engines. All models are two wheel drive, and have a 6-speed manual gearbox.

My test model was the entry ‘2’ trim with the brilliant 118 hp 1.0 litre turbo-petrol engine. This perky unit gives a 0-60 mph time of 9.9 seconds, top speed of 115 mph and fuel economy of 56.5 mpg combined. Emissions figure is 114 g/km. This version costs £16,995. The car’s exterior styling looks more charismatic than some in the sector, build quality is very good - as you might expect with such a long warranty - and out on the road, it wins you over with its nippy performance, accurate steering and agile manners. The gearshift is less slick than some, but still easy to use. The cabin is surprising spacious, with good head and legroom even in the rear. Boot space is 352 litres, expandable to 1,155 litres with rear seats folded. It is hard to fault this newcomer on any significant issue. A refreshing addition to a crowded sector, its distinctive cachet and keen pricing should ensure strong sales – Kia is predicting selling at least 70,000 across Europe this year.

Renault has revised its Clio range, with a new look, equipment upgrades, and lower prices starting at £13,500. There are three engine and transmission options as part of the new Renault EasyLife line-up. The Clio provides the options of the TCe 75 engine with five-speed manual transmission or the dCi 90 engine with either fivespeed manual transmission or six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic. Renault Captur and Megane models are also revised and upgraded, with Captur now priced from £15,300 and Megane from £17,315, all lower priced than previous versions. “The new simplified line-ups provide desirable comfort, convenience and styling features, with each model now having three trim levels - Clio and Captur have both reduced from five, and Mégane and Mégane Sport Tourer from six,” says Renault.

NEW EXIGE FROM LOTUS Lotus has unveiled a new version of its Exige sports car, the Sport 410 which has been developed directly from the trackfocused Exige Cup 430 model.It is powered by a 410 hp 3.5 litre V6 engine. Available in Coupe and Roadster configurations, this roadgoing version has a 0-60 mph of 3.3 seconds, and a top speed of 180 mph.It is priced at £85,600. The Exige Sport 410 takes the chassis, suspension and dampers from the Exige Cup 430, re-tuning the three-way adjustable Nitron dampers for a road bias and to suit the car’s revised aerodynamic set-up. These can be customised to the driver’s precise requirements along with the adjustable front and rear anti-roll bar. Performance options for the Exige Sport 410 include a full exhaust system in titanium, removing 10 kg from beyond the rear axle, and a number of high-gloss, visible-weave carbon fibre components including instrument binnacle, sill covers, barge boards and roof. Air conditioning and an integrated entertainment system including connectivity features can also be specified.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

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

BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS FOR YOUR CHILD

At Fitter Than Fit, we believe that a child’s total well being, both psychological and physical, can be strengthened simultaneously. While the physical aspects of exercise and Martial Arts training improves your child’s general health, it also improves emotional wellbeing with increased selfesteem and self-confidence, as well as decreased tension, stress, anxiety and depression. With that, here are just a few of the benefits of our Martial Arts programmes for your child:

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SELF DEFENCE The instructors at Fitter Than Fit have trained for many years to make sure everything we teach is reality based. With that being said, your child may still be in the developmental stage of their life and will focus only on the basics of our Martial Arts curriculum. Basic Techniques include: proper exercise form, punching, kicking, blocking and evasion techniques.

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SELF-CONTROL AND GOOD DECISION MAKING Self-control refers to the training that one gives one’s self to accomplish a certain task or to adopt a particular pattern of behaviour, even though one is unfocused or would rather be doing something else. For example, when your child has learned to listen to mum and dad, or to pay attention in class listening to the teacher instead of talking to his friend next to him, he has demonstrated the ability to selfcontrol, while making the good decision to do so. At Fitter Than Fit, as both parents and instructors, we work on this skill set every single day—instilling respect for everyone.

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FOCUSING AND LISTENING We know focus plays a key role in the mindset of children, who have limited attention spans at this stage in their life. Our programme will build their attention span, teaching your child to focus on the task at hand while improving their listening and reaction skills at the same time. As a result, your child will excel in physical activity, improve their ability to stay focused and become an astute listener in the dojo, at home and in school.

TEAMWORK AND POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION Teamwork is necessary for any young child to develop. It is at this stage in their life that they develop an understanding and a confidence in their ability to work with others. At Fitter Than Fit, our activity-based curriculum and teamwork-oriented environment, develops character and teaches your child that the more we work together in the dojo, at home and at school, the more we get done.

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BALANCE AND POSTURE For many 3-6 year olds, one of the skillsets that is often overlooked, but needs constant work and attention, is balance and posture—basic skills necessary for almost any activity. Poor posture leads to cramped organs, improper breathing and a whole host of other unhealthy bodily expressions. At Fitter Than Fit, our Little Dragons programme helps to build strong balance, healthy postures and balanced movement through the use of age appropriate forms and drills—often presented as an engaging game to help developing students improve these fundamental skills For more information contact: T. Charlie 07968855163 or Mickael 07766090116 E. info@fitterthanfit.co.uk W. www.fitterthanfit.co.uk A. Wassmuffin Mixed Martial Arts Academy, 686 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH7 6BT

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ROSACEA Considering rosacea affects an estimated 415 million people worldwide, it seems like a topic that needs to be talked about! Rosacea is a common chronic skin disease and unfortunately, the exact cause is unknown and still being studied. Rosacea is categorised by redness, swelling, broken blood vessels, stinging/burning of the skin and eye area and sometimes cystic acne. These symptoms are typically found in the centre of the face starting at the nose and extend outwards on the cheeks, chin, and forehead – typically in a ‘butterfly pattern’. Rosacea often runs in families, it tends to more common in women, people with fair skin/light eyes and usually appears or is diagnosed between 30-50 years old but not unusual to appear in the 20’s. GETTING DIAGNOSED I highly recommend seeing a dermatologist since a doctor is the only one that can properly diagnose. Beauticians are trained to recognise and treat the symptoms of rosacea, but we definitely can’t diagnose the skin since it’s out of our scope of practice. And over the years working at Chic, I can’t tell you the number of clients I have misdiagnose rosacea for broken blood vessels and vice versa. See a doctor for a proper diagnosis! DIFFERENT TYPES OF ROSACEA There are actually four different subtypes of rosacea and can manifest differently in different people. • Erythematotelagiectatic Rosacea - Visible blood vessels with redness and flushing • Papulopustular Rosacea - Cystic acne breakouts with redness and swelling. • Phymatous Rosacea - Bumpy skin texture with thickening of the skin • Ocular Rosacea - Eyelids can be swollen, eyes red and irritated and it may look like a sty.

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multi-treatment approaches to treating the symptoms. Sometimes short-term oral antibiotics are prescribed in combination with topical prescriptions to jump-start the treatment plan in addition to gentle consistent home care with skin care products. MEDICAL TREATMENTS Preparations applied to the skin can sometimes control mild rosacea or keep rosacea in remission after a course of antibiotics. Most people with Rosacea, however need to take topical antibiotics from time to time. It may be best to avoid treatments designed for acne – some can irritate Rosacea. It’s worth contacting your doctor who may prescribe a topical treatment or a course of antibiotics although these can take a couple of months to work. SKINCARE & OTHER TREATMENTS Topical and oral probiotics are a great addition to a rosacea treatment plan. A study carried out by Leonard

“In an Italian study, half of the patients were administered an oral probiotic supplement in addition to their standard acne and rosacea treatment. The other half of patients did not receive the probiotic supplement. The probiotic group experienced a better clearing of acne and rosacea symptoms.” THE ROSACEA YES LIST… • Azelaic acid • Gentle enzymes are the best exfoliation method for rosacea • Green tea extract • Aloe vera • Hemp seed oil and/or CBD oil • Sulphur • Zinc • Resveratrol - antioxidant • Chamomile • Niacinamide • Ice rollers

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Breakfast Pasties (Makes 6 large pasties)

Ingredients

Method

For the pastry: 125g butter (room temperature) 125g lard (room temperature) 500g plain flour

Put the flour in a bowl and rub in the butter and lard. This technique involves rubbing the butter and lard with the flour between you finger tips so that they combine. When completed, your bowl will be a pile of golden crumbs. Pour in some cold water a little at a time and mix into the crumbs until you form a ball of dough. Don’t knead or handle the dough too much. Wrap the dough in cling film or pop in a sandwich bag and place in the fridge for 30 minutes. This step allows the gluten in the flour to relax before you shape it.

For the filling: 8 sausages 1 packet streaky bacon 1 small carton of button mushrooms 1 onion 1 tin of baked beans A little oil for frying 1 egg for an egg wash

Whilst the dough is in the fridge, you can use this time to prepare the filling. Cut the onion into small chunks and quarter the button mushrooms. Fry these together in a frying pan over a medium heat with a little oil (or butter if you prefer), until they have softened and coloured a little. Place into a bowl. Cut the bacon into 1cm pieces (I use a pair of scissors for ease) and fry in a little oil until crispy. Add to the onion and mushroom. Take off the skins from the sausages and pull into pieces. Fry the sausage pieces in a little oil until cooked. Add to the onion, mushroom and bacon pieces and give them a good mix together. At this stage, you can leave to cool, cover with some cling film and fridge until the morning. The

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pastry will also keep well overnight. This allows you to get a lot or the prep done ahead of time for an easier morning. To make the pasties - preheat the oven to 200/gas 6/fan 180. Line 2 flat trays with a piece of baking parchment. Liberally flour your work surface and rolling pin. Divide your ball of pastry into 6 pieces. Roll out each piece of pastry into a rough circle shape, about half a cm thick and 15cm in diameter (you don’t have to be at all accurate here these measurements are just a guide). Place a good size dollop of the fried mixture in the centre of the pastry and add a large, tablespoon sized amount of baked beans on top (straight from the can). Fold the pastry in half and crimp the edges together so that the mixture can’t get out (forming a crescent pasty shape). Place on the tray. Repeat for the remaining 5 pasties. Crack the egg into a small dish and beat quickly. Brush the beaten egg over the pasties. Bake for 20-30 mins. When baked, the finished pasties will look a lovely golden brown all over. After 20 minutes, if you have used 2 trays, they may need to be swapped over in the oven to give them all an even bake.


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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.

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WHAT’S ON

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

30TH MAY JANE AUSTEN’S PERSUASION, AT THE CORN EXCHANGE, DORCHESTER

8TH JUNE WUTHERING HEIGHTS: THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH, AT POOLE LIGHTHOUSE

Theatre6’s world premiere of Jane Austen’s final novel adapted for the stage by Stephanie Dale (known to many through her links with Dorchester’s Community Plays) and directed by Theatre6’s Kate McGregor (who also directed the 2016 tour of Sue Wylie’s Kinetics). Filled with live music, drama, laughter and romance from a cast of actors and musicians, Theatre6’s Persuasion is not to be missed.

A spectacular tribute show capturing the magic of Kate Bush’s work from albums such as The Kick Inside to Aerial comes to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 8 June. Wuthering Heights: The Music of Kate Bush faithfully recreates the atmosphere and ethereal qualities of Kate’s music featuring the exceptional vocals of Rachel Sinnetta supported by The Rubber Band – a five-piece ensemble of multi-instrumentalists. Salisbury-born Rachel has worked with an illustrious array of talent from Gerry & The Pacemakers, Liane Carroll, Pete Townsend and Chesney Hawkes to name a few. Wuthering Heights is a show for all Kate Bush enthusiasts and celebrates 40 years since the release of The Kick Inside. Poole Lighthouse www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

2ND & 3RD JUNE WESSEX FOLK FESTIVAL, WEYMOUTH HARBOURSIDE

2ND & 3RD JUNE HIGHCLIFFE FOOD FESTIVAL

Family festival on Weymouth Harbourside with two free stages showcasing a range of traditional and modern folk acts. Morris dancing, food and craft stalls along the picturesque harbourside. Workshops and traditional music sessions in the local pubs. One of the biggest free folk music festivals in England, the Wessex Folk Festival has grown to become one of Dorset’s favourite events, with thousands of music lovers visiting every year. With over 30 stage performances and many musicians and dancers around the town, this is without doubt not one to be missed!

Highcliffe Food Festival highcliffefoodfestival.co.uk

One of Britain’s oldest cinemas, The Rex in Wareham, is on the verge of signing up to the new season of world-class opera and ballet broadcasts from the Royal Opera House. The season commences with the world premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Swan Lake to be broadcast as an encore at The Rex on Sunday 17th June at 2.15pm. One of the best-loved of classical ballets, set to a sublime score by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake will enchant audiences, particularly with choreography by the award-winning Liam Scarlett. The ballet follows the story of Prince Siegfried who one night encounters a flock of swans, one of whom reveals herself to be a beautiful woman called Odette. Odette is being held under a spell by the evil Von Rothbart, who later disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Prince Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. But Siegfried is determined to save Odette, whatever the cost. The Rex www.therex.co.uk

The Corn Exchange www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

The fourth Highcliffe Food Festival takes place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June this year. The headline sponsor is once again Hoburne Holidays, and in line with previous festivals it will major on quality artisan foods. Many other local businesses are also sponsoring at various levels and already over 75 stalls have been booked, with products for sale ranging from quality meats, cheeses, patisserie, fish, oils, vinegars, garden furniture, knives to several stalls selling artisan gins, wines, beers and spirits. Combining food, drink and entertainment, this is definitely a date worth adding to your diary.

17TH JUNE SWAN LAKE, AT THE REX, WAREHAM

29TH SEPTEMBER TREK THE THREE PEAKS OF DORSET

Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 10th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s legendary live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget.

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.

Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

Diverse Abilities www.diverseabilities.org.uk

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PRNE IC W E

Property Experts

Talbot Woods OIEO £600,000

EPC Rating: D

Lilliput £265,000

EPC Rating D

A large character house situated on a corner plot in a convenient location. Versatile accommodation over three floors, four large first floor bedrooms, two further top floor rooms, large lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, second reception, conservatory, ample parking and garage. Original fireplace surrounds and stained glass windows.

A bright and airy first floor apartment with balcony in the heart of Lilliput Village. Newly decorated and refurbished throughout. Two double bedrooms, large lounge, separate kitchen, garage and allocated parking. Close to Salterns Marina and Sandbanks. Share of freehold.

Poole £2,500 pcm

Moriconium Quay, Poole £2,250 pcm

EPC Rating C

A superb four bedroom, two bathroom town house, presented and finished to a very high standard. Situated just a short walk to Poole Quayside offering parking and south facing courtyard plus large first floor sun terrace. New fixtures and fittings throughout.

Proud Partners of Sandown Mercedes-Benz Poole

EPC Rating C

A beautifully presented four storey town house situated on a prestigious gated marina development. This four/five bedroom house benefits from an enclosed terrace with south-westerly aspect, enjoying afternoon sun and views over the upper reaches of Poole harbour. This property also offers a garage and driveway parking for several cars.

Poole: 24 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7LP Christchurch: 4-6 High Street, Christchurch, BH23 1AY 01202 30 30 66 | info@saxecoburg.eu | www.saxecoburg.eu


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Southbourne £1,200,000

Christchurch £447,950

Our Christchurch Team are delighted to have agreed a sale on this beautiful cliff-top home. The property benefits from 5/6 bedrooms, 4 and a half bathrooms, outdoor swimming pool, 2 balconies (one with hot tub), and a contemporary designed interior.

Located in an excellent residential road in West Christchurch, this three double bedroom detached chalet bungalow also has off road parking and private rear garden.

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EPC Rating D

Burton £335,000

EPC Rating E

A three bedroom detached family house with attached garage in the sought after village of Burton. The village green with its local shop and post office is close by.

Christchurch £119,950

EPC Rating B

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 amenities of Highcliffe.

TIME TO LET?

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House | Issue 191  

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House | Issue 191  

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