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NEWS BOURNEMOUTH WINS TOWN OF THE YEAR! The latest news stories in your area.

RUN FOR CHARITY Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is encouraging members of the community to do something extraordinary and take part in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and Great South Run to support children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset. If running along the glistening coastline with a competitive edge is an appealing prospect, then the Bournemouth Marathon Festival is a runner’s paradise. There are many running events taking place during the weekend of 6 – 7 October including a full marathon, supersonic 10k, supernova 5k and junior runs from 1k to 5k. For those who want to travel further afield and join 20,000 runners, The Great South Run offers a flat 10-mile route in Portsmouth on 21 October. Enjoy exclusive access through the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum. For further information about the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and Great South Run, plus how to sign up with a Diverse Abilities charity place, please visit www. diverseabilities.org.uk/ runwithus

On Friday 19th July at the glittering South Coast Property Awards dinner, Bournemouth was voted Town/City of the year. The event, now in it’s third year, is the leading property event in the Solent region attracting 400 property professionals, both commercial and residential, from across the whole of the south coast. Bournemouth beat off stiff competition from Southampton who were firm contenders for the title and voted as the runners up. The award was received by Bournemouth Council’s Martin Tiffin and Councillor Philip Broadhead and Duncan Johnson from Morgan Sindall who are all instrumental in the Bournemouth Development Company joint venture which sees local government and a commercial entity collaborating to make the town centre a viable and fruitful place to study, live, work and play. Bournemouth Property Association Chair, Alex Eaton of AE Marketing Solutions, said: “We are so delighted to finally receive the recognition the town deserves. “We are very proud of the regeneration and redevelopment work that is currently

being undertaken in the town. You just need to look at the skyline which is dominated by tower cranes everywhere. “Other winners on the night were Balcombe Breeze, a new development designed by David James Architects, built by Colmar for MC Property Solutions, which is being marketed by Savills - who are all members of the BPA. David James Architects were also runners up in the Architectural Practice of the Year. “Congratulations also to Wyatt Homes, a Poole based House Builder also won the Moore Blatch Housebuilder of the Year Award.” Alex added. More winning BPA members on the night were MC Plan & Site Services who were runners-up in the Customer Service category and Daedalus in Fareham won Regeneration Project of the year where the works have largely been undertaken by Mildren Construction – another Bournemouth Property Association member. “Overall, it was a great night for Bournemouth Town and also many of our businesses who are successfully involved in the redevelopment of Bournemouth and its surrounding areas.

A brand new season of headline drama launches at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts this autumn.

witty and wonderfully emotional production featuring a talented cast of actor-musicians.

Getting the season underway is the ultimate theatrical dining experience The Wedding Reception, which returns to the Beacon Café at Lighthouse from 13-15 September. This side-splitting, highly improvised comedy includes a sit-down meal and features four actors playing nine characters in a whirlwind two-hour show.

Apollo Theatre Company and Spike Milligan Productions bring the timeless radio comedy The Goon Show to the stage for the first time from 25-26 September. With its bizarre characters, fantastical plots and hilarious running jokes, The Goon Show captured the imagination of the British public in the 1950s and made household names of its three main stars Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

From 20-22 September you can lose yourself in Jane Austen’s most romantic comedy, Persuasion, which is brought to the stage in a beautiful,

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The BPA now has 1000+ supporters from Weymouth and Dorchester, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and Southampton areas. Its members include property professionals across all sectors who enjoyed attending over 20 events last year – with even more delivered and in the pipeline for the year ahead. If you are a property professional and are interested in attending any of the events, guests are invited to attend twice before being encouraged to become members. Further details can be obtained from BPA@LA-Law.com or visit the website at www.bpa_online.co.uk, but be warned, their events tend to book up very quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.


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vital production of Othello is brought to Lighthouse from 20-24 November by English Touring Theatre in a coproduction with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. One of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays, Othello is a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice. Make sure you catch the free pre-show talk for all ticketholders at 6.30pm on the opening night of the run. Tickets for all events are on sale now at the Lighthouse ticket office. Call 01202 280000 or book online at www.lighthousepoole.co.uk


SLEEPING BEAUTY – A NEW MUSICAL BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE Watch as this classic fairy tale is brought to life with original music and a host of magical characters at Bournemouth Pavilion from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th August 2018. The King and Queen are throwing a party to celebrate the birth of their beautiful daughter Princess Aurora. Everyone is invited - everyone apart from Narcissus, a cruel and wicked Fairy. When Narcissus discovers she hasn’t been invited to the birthday celebrations she gate-crashes and curses the baby Princess. It’s left up to the good Fairies, Bluebell, Primrose and Tulip to try and save the day! Narcissus’ dark magic is so powerful that the good Fairies can’t stop it but they can alter it; rather than die by pricking her fingers on a spinning wheel Aurora will fall into a deep sleep and can only be saved by a true love’s kiss. Sixteen years later, as Aurora is getting ready for her birthday party Narcissus arrives disguised as a kind old lady, and tempts Aurora away. Aurora is taken to an unexplored room in the castle where she sees a spinning wheel for the first time and is so intrigued she pricks her finger, falling asleep instantly. What will become of the sleeping princess? Will she be left to sleep forever? Can true love save the day? With colourful sets, fairytale costumes, lively songs and dance numbers this adaptation of Sleeping Beauty is guaranteed to keep you awake! Tickets are on general sale now. Call BH Live Tickets on 0844 576 3000†, book online at www.bhlivetickets. co.uk or visit the Bournemouth Pavilion/BIC box office. For groups 10+ call 01202 055561.

KITCHEN HOUSE WELCOMES A NEW MEMBER TO THEIR TEAM Kelly is from Bournemouth and she has spent the last three years in Cornwall studying at Falmouth University; she has just graduated among the class of 2018 with a BA (Hons) in Interior Design. Through her degree she has had the opportunity to study various disciplines of Interior Design including Spitbank Fort in the Solent, both commercial and residential interiors. Kelly has particular interest in kitchen design and she is enjoying meeting the various clients.

and providing the opportunity to create a kitchen particular to your requirements. Kitchen House are also helping to create more opportunities for new graduates, providing young designers, like Kelly, a chance to learn and explore more within the design industry.

This means that, with immediate effect, Quay is now marketing clients’ properties on ALL the principal third-party property portals, including Rightmove, OntheMarket, Primelocation, Zoopla, House, Nestoria and of course its own Quay Living website.


Gales Senior Partner Matthew Moore welcomed the team at Robert Wrynne to the Gales family and said, “We were looking to expand in Bournemouth and were well aware of Robert Wrynne Solicitors, a very well established and respected firm with an excellent reputation in Tuckton and the surrounding areas. Their ethos really fits well with us. Like our business they depend heavily on recommendations for future work and both businesses really value the communities in which we work.” Continuing Matthew added, “We will be building on the core work of Robert Wrynne in Conveyancing, Private Client and Family Law. We are also looking forward to offering a new service for Employment Law and Civil Litigation.

Quay Living is pleased to announce that it has signed-up with on-line property portal, Zoopla.


Kitchen House have been designing for over 30 years, with the aim to create kitchens of varying sizes and budgets; all unique to the client. Being a local business allows them to connect and create lasting relationships with clients

Gales Solicitors, the family law firm based in Winton, has announced its merger with Robert Wrynne Solicitors in Tuckton which will now be known as Gales Solicitors incorporating Robert Wrynne Solicitors. An official opening of the newly named Tuckton office took place and the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Derek Borthwick attended and cut the ribbon.


Over the next few years we hope to develop and expand the firm, building on the hard work of Robert and his team.” Cllr Derek Borthwick congratulated both companies on their innovative move to increase business and wished them all the success in the future with their merger. Robert Wrynne concluded, “We are delighted to see that this merger will maintain, and I’m sure develop the Tuckton office. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the business in my new capacity as a consultant.” www.gales-solicitors.co.uk

Says Quay Partner, Duncan Challis; “We have always let and sold through market-leader Rightmove, and we were a founder member of On-The-Market. Now that their third portal restriction has been lifted, we are pleased to advise prospective clients that we are marketing on Zoopla too, which means Quay now offers the fullest on-line market presence of any agent, for both sales and lettings instructions.” “The three major property portals currently have some 184.5 million visits per month, so if vendors and landlords want to give themselves the very best chance to sell or let their property, they should be talking to Quay”, says Sales Manager, Scott Dutton, who can be contacted on 01202 683444, or via Quay’s website, www. quayliving.co.uk




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FUNDRAISER AT RICK STEIN SANDBANKS GIVES A HELPING HAND The newly formed fundraising committee, Helping Hands Sandbanks, recently held a coffee and cake morning at Rick Stein’s local restaurant to raise funds and awareness of local disability charity, Diverse Abilities. It was a stunning day, so access to the peninsular was a challenge, but thanks to the support of Rick Stein’s General Manager, R i c h a r d - We l n i t s c h u k , who kindly hosted the event, supporters came regardless and enjoyed a fantastic array of homebaked cakes and goodies. Thanks to the generosity of all involved, a raffle on the day and the support of Barclays Bank who match funded all proceeds, the event raised an incredible £1,602 which will go towards supporting children and adults living with disabilities across Dorset. For further information regarding Diverse Abilities and its adult centre, please visit www.diverseabilities. org.uk or to find out more about Rick Stein Sandbanks visit www. rickstein.com

NEW MENU LAUNCHED AT KEY WEST BAR & GRILL ON BOURNEMOUTH PIER! Key West Bar & Grill on Bournemouth Pier has launched a new summer menu as it enjoys the heat wave! The popular ‘end of the pier’ restaurant has kept old favourites such as the sharing fish platter, moules marinieres and pizzas but also added new dishes such as mac & cheese, Thai fish stew and Chicken Wings. The extensive menu is proving hugely popular and is ensuring that Key West is a popular beach side dining option, not just with holiday makers but locals too. The menu also includes light bites and a range of childrens’ meals

Tea Sundaes, made up of vanilla and strawberry ice cream, fresh scone pieces, strawberry jam and topped with Rodda’s clotted cream and strawberry sauce!” Bournemouth Pier Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter concluded, “We have also introduced an online booking system, where diners can pre-book and ensure that their table is guaranteed for their visit.” Full menu options and opening hours can be viewed on the web site www. keywestbournemouth.co.uk

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After captivating audiences for the past 10 years in the UK, embarking on two West End seasons and following an international tour, Evita returns to the UK with a brand new cast. Led by three of the finest musical theatre stars and saying ‘Hello, Buenos Aires’ for the first time is Lucy O’Byrne (The Sound of Music, Les Misérables) in the iconic role of Eva Perón, with Mike Sterling (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) as Juan Perón and, award-winning West End leading man, Glenn Carter (Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar – on stage and screen, Les Misérables) as Ché. They will be joined by: Oscar Balmaseda (Magaldi) and Cristina Hoey (Mistress).

Telling the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, Evita follows Eva’s journey, which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people. With more than 20 major awards to its credit, an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary musical Evita is an iconic classic not to be missed! Tickets are on general sale now. Call BH Live Tickets on 0844 576 3000†, book online at www.bhlivetickets.co.uk or visit the Bournemouth Pavilion/BIC box office. For groups 10+ call 01202 055561.

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MC Plan and Site Services Ltd were announced as runners up in two categories at this year’s South Coast Property Awards earlier this month. The evening, hosted by TV personality Jake Humphrey was held at the Hilton Ageas in Southampton and was attended by 400 property professionals from across the south coast. It was supported by the Property Associations from Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth as well as high profile local business sponsors. MC Plan and Site services, an independent Approved Building Inspector consultancy, was announced as a finalist in the ‘Fast Rising Property Business’ category sponsored by the South Coast Property Spotlight and also the ‘Property Client Service’ category sponsored by Smith & Williamson.

The resident chef advised, “We are really proud of our menu. We’re particularly keen to use local suppliers and fresh produce and this ensures that we are able to provide a menu that seems to have something for everyone.

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Mark Cook, Managing Director, said: “Although we are disappointed not to have won, we are still absolutely delighted to be runners up for both these prestigious awards. The past few years have seen phenomenal growth in the business and the challenge is to continue delivering a high standard of customer service, which we are confident we do.” He added: “MC Plan and Site Services provide a personalised and professional building control service to all our clients regardless of size and value, incorporating all building control services under one roof. With our efficient and flexible approach, we are able to provide our services at very competitive rates.” MC Plan and Site Services operate right across the Southern Region; from London, Surrey and Sussex, down to Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon, and Somerset. Visit www. mcplanandsiteservices.co.uk for more information on MC Plan and Site Services and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Properties of the month


Sandbanks Poole

Stunning new ultraluxurious property, in one of the conservation areas finest plots, substantial accommodation, quiet cul-de-sac, EPC=B

Waterfront bungalow, direct beach access, private foreshore and jetty, planning permission for new house, level front and rear garden, EPC=F


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Canford Cliffs Poole

Alum Chine Bournemouth

Modern house approx 250m from beach, Canford Cliffs shops approx 600m, kitchen/ living room, 3 reception rooms, bar room, double garage, EPC=B

Clifftop townhouse with panoramic sea views, 3/4 bedrooms, 2/3 reception rooms, large private garden, EPC=E

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Branksome Park Poole

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Savills Canford Cliffs


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Talbot Woods Bournemouth

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Spacious 4 bedroom house approx 160m from Bournemouth gardens, 2 receptions, 3 bath/shower rooms, secluded rear garden, double garage, EPC=D

'Art Deco' property with Whitecliff Park approx 500m away, 3 bedrooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, roof terrace, garden, EPC=E

Guide £750,000


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A bright and very spacious one bedroom ground floor garden apartment with a private entrance presented in good condition throughout and offered with no chain which is situated a short walk away from Southbourne.

A very bright two bedroom apartment sat just moments from the beach and cliff top in Southbourne. Also nearby are good transport links, a range of shops, bars and restaurants and an easy commute to Christchurch or Bournemouth.

Ground floor with private entrance | One double bedroom | Lounge diner | Modern fitted kitchen | Contemporary bathroom | Private garden

First floor | Two bedrooms | Kitchen breakfast room | One reception room | Modern bathroom | Private entrance | Garage with parking in front

OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. SOUTHBOURNE £585,000


A bright and very spacious five bedroom detached house which is set over three floors A well-presented and incredibly spacious five bedroom detached family home situated Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall drawingisroom | studio dining room popular | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small arboretum | over six offering well-presented accommodation throughout. The |property situated close complex to in| the incredibly Boscombe Manor area. The cliff top lake and beach are a short local amenities walk away. acres of land and good transport links. Five bedrooms | Two bathrooms | Two reception rooms | Study | Front and rear gardens

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Five double beds | Three reception rooms | Three bathrooms | Kitchen breakfast room | Large garden | Garage and spacious driveway

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This incredibly spacious and beautifully presented penthouse apartment is situated in a prestigious quiet tree-lined road in Branksome Park. Just a short distance away are the excellent range of shops, bars and restaurants at both Westbourne and Canford Cliffs.

A bright and spacious ground floor apartment within close proximity to the award winning Branksome Chine beaches. Comprising of three double bedrooms this property must be viewed to be appreciated and is offered chain free.

Beautiful penthouse apartment | Three large double bedrooms | Two bathrooms & separate cloakroom | Spacious kitchen dining room | Separate dining room | Large south facing balcony

Large Three Bedroom Apartment | Walking Distance to the Beach | Large Terrace | Garage | Two Bathrooms & Cloakroom | Bright & Airy Throughout | Walking Distance to Westbourne




ALUM CHINE £364,950

This exceptionally spacious second floor apartment occupies an enviable position in this prestigious development being set behind secure electric gates.

An immaculately presented two bedroom apartment set within a development in one of the area’s most popular tree lined roads.

A superb top floor apartment set on the popular Poole Road which is conveniently located just a short walk from Westbourne Village.

A well-presented two bedroom apartment in an enviable position on Sandbourne Road which offers direct access to the beach.

Desirable Location | Walking Distance to Westbourne | Large Living Room | South Facing Sun Room

Two contemporary bathrooms | Large lounge diner | Modern kitchen | Two Parking Spaces

Contemporary Finish | Walking Distance to Westbourne | Balcony | Close to the Beach

Underground Parking | Heated Swimming Pool | Share of Freehold | Large Balcony

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.

BRANKSOME £345,000




A rare bedrooms opportunity to acquire a character two A beautifully tworoom bedroom ground flcomplex oor This bright and spacious apartment is situated garaging A first floor apartment ting from fantastic Four | four bathrooms | garden room | hallpresented | drawing | studio | dining room | wine cellar | integrated | small lakebenefi arboretum | over six within easy reach of Westbourne. acres of land

reception room semi detached house situated

apartment located conveniently within Branksome Park just a short walk from Westbourne.

just a few minutes’ walk from the excellent range of shops and restaurants at Westbourne.

sea views and a short walk to the range of shops, bars and restaurants in the new BH2 development

Two Reception Rooms | Many Character Features | Large Rear & Front Garden | Garage | Off Road Parking

Large Living Room | Close to the Beach | South Facing Patio | Share of Freehold

Two bedrooms | South facing lounge | Shower Room and En-suite bathroom | Large kitchen diner

Superb Clifftop Development | Sea Views | Allocated Secure Parking | 10 year Guarantee

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

A splendid detached family home which has been recently updated and improved to an extremely high standard to create a charming, comfortable and spacious home in a sought after location.

Four bedrooms | Kitchen/dining/family room | Living room | Two bathrooms | Garden | Patio | Double garage | Freehold | EPC “C”

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

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 space. HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA OIEOstorage £600,000 FREEHOLD


A beautifully refurbished home offering large open plan living along with sizeable Occupying a very sought after and sheltered location only yards from the delightful Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden | hall | drawing room Schools | studio complexStanpit | dining rooma|delightful wine cellar | integrated garaging | small | over six bedrooms in a delightful cul-de-sac and withinroom the ever popular Highcliffe Marsh, two double-bedroom ground floorlake flat, arboretum providing spacious Catchments. accommodation throughout. Offered with no forward chain. acres of land Four bedrooms | Kitchen/diner | Living room | Three bathrooms | Utility room | Garden | Patio | Off street parking | Garage | EPC “C”

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Brand new, four double 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 newly designed detached house of approx 1600 sq.ft, available on the highly acclaimed estate. Render and clad external elevations with beautiful internal finishes and boasting large airy rooms, great living space, generous bedrooms, master with en-suite, attached garage and offroad parking. The contemporary premium German kitchen/ diner features integrated appliances, Karndean flooring and patio doors that open out on to the landscaped rear garden, perfect for getting together with friends and family.

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BRANKSOME PARK, £1,350,000


Edwardian family home that has been finished to an extremely high standard.

Walking distance to Parkstone Golf Course.

4 Bedrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | South/West facing garden

5 Bedrooms | 3 Reception Rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Triple Garage



A substantial family home situated in a popular quiet cul-de-sac location.

A well presented chalet bungalow, situated in the heart of Lilliput.

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WHITECLIFF, £550,000 AVENUE, £430,000 Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complexPEARSON | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

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CREATE ZONES Think about all the things you do in a space - work, sleep, relax, eat— and then establish separate zones for those activities. You can create “rooms” with a curtain, a strategically-placed table and chair, or paint. USE BIGGER (BUT FEWER) FURNISHINGS It may seem counterintuitive, but outfitting a small space with just a few large-scale pieces (rather than a mishmash of pint-size furniture) can actually make it feel grander. DO DOUBLE DUTY Pieces that can serve multiple purposes are key. Find a table that can function as a desk and a dining table, get a deep sofa that can double as a guest bed, or buy cubes that serve as a coffee table and bonus seats when guests are over. TRICK YOUR EYE It’s the oldest design trick in the book: mirrors will make your space feel larger, lighter, and airier. THINK VERTICAL Exploit the often under-utilised space between the tops of furniture and a room’s ceiling with hanging or high-mounted elements. Try to take bookcases and cabinets all the way up — it’ll make the room feel higher. ADD GLASS Tear down walls, enlarge windows, or swap solid doors for glass to open up views and connect adjacent spaces. GO NEUTRAL Calm, even-toned rooms fool the eye into thinking they’re more spacious than they are. Make sure to add subtle patterns and textures to keep the space from falling flat. If you use a neutral, tonal palette throughout all rooms, the boundaries of each room will appear to fade and the rooms will flow from one to the next, making the whole property feel bigger. MAKE EVERY PIECE COUNT Choose furnishings that offer maximum functionality in minimal square meterage . For example, use two small round tables instead of one big coffee table. They’re better for traffic flow and easier to move. For more information about how KTM Design can help you with Interior Design and Space Planning or to book your complimentary design consultation, please call 01202 069499 or email info@ ktmdesign.co.uk


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A substantial four bedroom detached home located in a cul de sac within the highly desirable Talbot Village location. The property benefits from a private, southerly facing rear garden, en suite shower room, ground floor study and tandem length garage.

Stunning character apartment enviably located opposite Queens Park Golf Course. Situated on the top floor the property boasts two double bedrooms, re-fitted shower room, modern kitchen and a spacious living/dining room with open fire. Further benefits include residents parking and no onward chain.

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A stunning character apartment just 0.5 mile walk from the beach. Boasting immaculately presented accommodation to include two large double bedrooms, en suite and bathroom, living/dining room and a modern fitted kitchen. Further benefits include secure gated parking and communal gardens.

Unique three bedroom detached coach house ideally located within easy reach of Bournemouth Town Centre, the award winning sandy beaches and main transport links. Offering the opportunity for further updating and modernisation. Off Road Parking. No forward chain.

A spacious three double bedroom detached character house situated in a sought after location within popular school catchments and easy reach of both Poole and Bournemouth Town Centres. The property benefits from two reception rooms, southerly facing rear garden and a detached double garage.

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HANGERSLEY, RINGWOOD | £1,185,000 A superb four double bedrooms country 1930’s house situated within tranquil secluded park like grounds approaching 1.5 acres. Traditional style kitchen/dining room, three reception rooms, conservatory, utility and en-suite. Extensive parking, double garage and with direct access to some amazing countryside walks


ST LEONARDS | G.P. £575,000

A beautifully presented four bedroom detached chalet style house. High specification with part Building Guarantee remaining. Ground floor and first floor bedrooms. Master with Juliette balcony and en-suite. Two reception rooms. Impressive kitchen/breakfast room, utility. Off road parking, integral garage and wonderful secluded sunny gardens.

This well- presented three double bedroom detached bungalow is situated on a sizeable corner plot within a sought after residential area. The property offers spacious and well planned accommodation, including two reception rooms and has the benefit of two bathrooms (one en-suite) and a good sized kitchen/breakfast room. Outside there is a large driveway and detached double garage.

ST LEONARDS | £550,000

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Well-proportioned three/four bedroom detached bungalow of approximately 1849 sq. Ft. Modernised and refurbished over the years. Cul-de-sac location within easy walking distance to local amenities. Three good size bedrooms, ensuite to master three reception rooms, utility. Tandem garage, triple aspect office (potential ancillary accommodation).

A brand new individually designed two bedroom detached bungalow close to the town centre. Built to a very high specification by a renowned local builder featuring an impressive open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room with vaulted ceiling. En-suite and bathroom. Gardens mainly laid to lawn with a paved patio and off road parking.

A unique opportunity to purchase a three bedroom detached house offering huge potential to extend and renovate (stpp). Situated on a generous 1/2 acre plot. Two reception rooms, kitchen, utility. Approx. 1160 sq. Ft. Garage and views over farm and heathland. NO CHAIN.

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WEST PARLEY | £675,000 A beautifully modernised and deceptively spacious fivebedroom, three-bathroom, two reception room detached chalet bungalow, with a 65ft private and west facing rear garden, single garage and generous off-road parking. Enjoying a sought-after location within West Parley.

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An immaculately presented and extremely spacious five double bedroom, three-bathroom, two reception room detached family home, with a double garage and generous off-road parking. Sitting proudly on a large and private plot measuring in excess of ¼ of an acre, whilst enjoying a convenient and sought-after location close to all of Ferndown’s facilities.

An extremely spacious and substantially enlarged five-bedroom, three-bathroom, two reception room detached family home, with a south facing rear garden, double garage and generous off-road parking. Tucked away in a peaceful cul-de-sac location, whilst enjoying the popular Camelia’s development.


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FERNDOWN | £550,000

A tastefully modernised and recently extended 5 doublebedroom, three-bathroom, three storey Grade II listed former farmhouse with a 60ft enclosed rear garden and detached single garage enjoying a pleasant and convenient semi-rural location.

An impeccably presented and cleverly enlarged four/fivebedroom, three-bathroom detached chalet bungalow, with a double-glazed conservatory, private landscaped 55ft rear garden and a double garage. Enjoying a popular and convenient location within West Moors and offered with no onward chain.

An extremely spacious and substantially enlarged four double-bedroom, two-bathroom detached chalet bungalow with a 125ft private west facing rear garden, generous offroad parking for several vehicles and a detached single garage. Situated on a large and private plot which is approaching 1/3 of an acre.

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PARKSTONE | £675,000 A beautifully presented 1930’s character family home which has been modernised and upgraded over the last few years, combining a perfect blend of old and new. To the rear of the property the lounge and a first floor balcony offer some of the best views of Poole Harbour in the area.

POOLE | £499,950

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Barbers Wharf is a character style development of town houses & purpose built apartments, built in 1988, occupying a prime position on Poole Quay. Number 34 is a spacious town house set out over 3 floors offering 3/4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, en-suite, garage and carport.

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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.

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A spacious 3 bedroom mid terrace property with a generous kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs cloakroom, good size lounge and a garage situated in a block. This well-planned family home is set in a cul-de-sac location and offers a fresh, spacious interior. Holes Bay is less than ½ a mile away.

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A Stunning Garden to Match the Stunning Views THE BRIEF The challenge in this coastal garden was to work with a somewhat dated, Italian-style, brick based sunken garden and updating it into a practical space for entertaining and enjoying the amazing sea views.

TEN weathered steel and vertical planting feature wall, and the CORTEN laser panel – a bespoke piece individually designed for this client. Other editions included a Buxus hedge and seasonal planting surrounding the deck, to incorporate colour and style to the overall look.

The client had lots of requirements to be fitted into the space, including a boathouse, water harvesting system and an outdoor kitchen. As an entertainment space, they wanted adequate lighting and speakers built in, as well as an irrigation system to keep the whole space as low maintenance as possible.

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THE DESIGN To transform this garden, we used a series of interconnecting circular decks to provide a variety of seating and entertaining areas. The sunken deck was designed with built in seating, an outdoor kitchen, a COR-

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WORK IN PROGRESS This project was a huge transformation to the space — as can be seen from these images! It took several months to complete with the team working throughout the winter, in some pretty treacherous conditions at times. We raised the main sunken garden so that it was high enough for our clients to enjoy the view, but low enough to still benefit from some shelter. With the vertical surfaces being clad in cedar and a Millboard deck throughout, this whole space is low maintenance. We also installed the outdoor kitchen in this area alongside some bespoke COR-TEN steel panels and vertical planting walls. These panels helped to soften the view back to the house, and also serve as access panels for all the main controls for the garden (e.g. irrigation, water harvesting, lighting etc. as well as offering additional hidden storage).


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HOME SECURITY Keith Callaway is the Owner of our High Net Worth arm of the group Property Wealth Insurance who specialise in luxury Homes, Motor and personal insurances. We have an in house claims team and you can visit us locally in branch at Westbourne or Ringwood and deal with a person rather than a call centre. The Security Question What happens if I forget to lock my windows? When obtaining quotes for home insurance, we all want to take advantage of all the discounts on offer. You may be familiar with the question - ‘Do you have key operated window locks on all of your accessible windows?’ We are all quick to tick the ‘yes’ button to make sure that we receive the best possible quote. What you may not realise, when this is selected, the majority of household policies sold either online, through your bank or a High Street Insurance Broker, you are then obliged to lock all of your windows and remove the keys whenever your property is unattended and this is where problems can occur. An example being when you decide to take a shower, open the bathroom window to let out steam and then leave your house without closing and locking that window. You may not realise that your insurer may refuse your claim should a burglar gain access through the window. For peace of mind, you may wish to consider opting for a ‘Warranty Free’ home insurance policy instead. As well as offering wider cover than the majority of home insurance policies out there, that wording ‘Warranty Free’ enables more freedom and although insurers would still expect you to lock your windows, they would still look to meet your claim should you accidentally forget to close it, before leaving your home. If you are paying more than £500.00 for your home and contents insurance, contact us to see if you quality for a Warranty Free home Insurance Policy 01425 486565 or email info@pwinsurance.co.uk

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We specialise in installing quality windows, doors, conservatories & roofline throughout the south of England.

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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HEAVENSCENT NEOM Organics Unveil The Wellbeing Pod

Scent is one of the most powerful of all our senses. Its visceral effects have the influence to create a deeper connection to people, places and moreover, our memories of them. The perfumed embrace of a loved one, the floral-filled breeze on the walk home, the earthy aroma of freshly fallen rain; all connecting us to an array of treasured moments, the likes of which stay with us forever. Scent uplifts, calms and soothes us, without breathing a word; it’s because of this that we have turned our attention to seeking out the latest in home fragrance. And we found it, in the form of Neom Organic’s new Wellbeing Pod; the must-have stylish electric diffuser that is as stunning as it is deliciously fragrant. Paired with their new line of Essential Oil blends, the device is designed to fill any room, big or small, with fragrance, amplifying our dwellings into the ultimate place of solace.

SOPHISTICATED DESIGN Electric diffusers aren’t totally new to the market, but this one takes first place in our books. The petite, cloche shaped design boasts a sophisticated style that would seamlessly blend into any home, in any room. With its all-white coating, and charming copper embellishment, this is one of the chicest electric diffusers we’ve ever seen.



The Wellbeing Pod was born out of a passion for luxury home fragrance, and the undeniable hecticness of our modern lives. Nicola Elliott, Neom Founder says, “There are times when you want the absolute perfect amount of scent in just minutes. When the kids get into bed I’ve been choosing the one-hour setting so it fills their room with ‘Scent to Sleep’ (and they love the night light too), it then turns off on its own. It’s also brilliant for much larger areas. We have a big kitchen-diner and it fills the whole space with scent in just a few minutes, or hallways when guest are arriving (I’d choose ‘Scent to Make You Happy’) — it really packs a punch! Also…and I LOVE this... It humidifies the air around you, killing germs — genius.”



This is the future of home fragrance, humidifying the air around you while transforming your home with natural scent that delivers a powerful wellbeing boost.

To deliver the scents you love in the best way possible, Neom Organics have expertly crafted their 100% natural essential oil blends to work perfectly in vapour form through the Pod. These blends are made from only the purest essential oils to help you achieve better sleep, less stress, more energy or just a general mood lift. Simply add 5 to 10 drops of your favourite oil to the Pod, and enjoy as the room fills with fragrance.

How does it work, you ask? The pod creates high-frequency vibrations that break down the water and essential oils (of which there are a range to choose from) into tiny particles, which are then effectively diffused into your surroundings. Equipped with low energy LED lights and a night light feature, it is perfect for both day and night.

Neom Organics are known for the pungency and therapeutic effects of their delightful fragrances, and we can personally testify to this. We’ve had

their Real Luxury Reed Diffuser in the office for little over a week now and we were AMAZED at how it completely fills the room with beautiful fragrance. It really uplifts the team, especially in this unrelenting heat. The new Wellbeing Pod promises to deliver the same incredible scents that you and we have fallen in love with ten-fold, and in a pretty chic little package. Keep your eyes peeled for its official launch on the 1st August. Visit, www.neomorganics. com/wellbeing-blog/wellbeing-pod Words by Charlotte Williams Photo credit: Neom Organics

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THE JPS STORY How the seed flourished...

In Chapter One we introduced Denise Wright and Janine Pattison, the ladies behind JPS; in Chapter Two of their story we look at the phenomenal growth and success of this multiaward winning and well respected local company. As word started to spread about the dynamic duo, exciting opportunities flooded in. This produced a dilemma; they could not physically do all the work themselves, so in 2010 they became incorporated and recruited their very first team member. A massive landmark occurred in 2011 when they won their first national landscape design award, affording them industry recognition and providing the seal of approval from their contemporaries they desired. The following year they moved into their first freehold premises in Christchurch Road, Boscombe East. That same year the JPS team had a growth spurt and expanded to a total of five personnel. After four years at the Boscombe East address, Denise and Janine recognised the need for further development so they bought The White House their second, much larger premises - which they now happily occupy in Poole.



Denise says: “JPS continues to blossom and grow. See the next Chapter in issue 197 of House Magazine. You can see our full story on our website.”

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01202 029769 info@janinepattison.com www.janinepattison.com The White House, 2a Davis Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 2BA


COZ Y STOVES COZY STO • We supply & install a wide range of stoves: Hunter, Esse, Cleanburn, Eco Ideal, Burley, Di Lusso, Parkray Aspect, Heta Inspire, Termatech etc. • Wood burners and multifuel stoves, traditional & modern • Styles to suit all tastes • We can supply flues, cowls & accessories • We design & build complete fireplaces • Complete stove & flue installations • HETAS passed with Distinction • HETAS Registered Engineer

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NORDIC MOOD Bringing a Koselig lifestyle to the UK

Driven by a desire to bring a ‘Koselig’ lifestyle to the UK, new online homeware retailer Nordic Mood offer a wide selection of Scandinavian style furniture and home accessories that capture the cosy contentment of a traditional Norwegian way of life. Based in Manchester, Nordic Mood was set up by Emma Knowles and her Bergen-born partner Vemund, as they set about furnishing their new house and struggled to find the right pieces on the British high street to recreate the warmth and intimacy of the Vemund’s childhood home. BELOW: Loop Lounge Chair Black from Nordic Mood, £345 (www.nordicmood.co.uk)



natural surrounds, the Nordic Mood collection includes furniture, lighting and accessories that encapsulate the cosy, congenial mood of traditional Nordic home life, while promoting emotional wellbeing. From timeless Lloyd Loom furniture designs by Vincent Sheppard that are both comfortable and cocooning, to contemporary lighting in geometric pattern plywood that recreate the twinkling shimmer of candlelight, Nordic Mood have everything you need to create a Koselig Nordic vibe in your own British home. www.nordicmood.co.uk LEFT: Cruz Cocoon Chair from Nordic Mood, £490 (www.nordicmood.co.uk)

ABOVE: Wicked Garden Collection In Charcoal from Nordic Mood (www.nordicmood.co.uk) LEFT: Leo Dining Set from Nordic Mood (www. nordicmood.co.uk) FAR LEFT: Otto Pouf In Moss from Nordic Mood, £295 (www.nordicmood.co.uk) RIGHT: Gipsy Lounge Chair from Nordic Mood, £830 (www.nordicmood.co.uk)

Passionate about design and quality, Emma and Vemund have curated a Nordic-inspired selection of furniture and home accessories that place an emphasis on function and form, focused on strong organic shapes that are both ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing, and tactile natural materials that add a comforting warmth and cosiness to the edit. Further inspired by family holidays at their summer house in Sognefjord and the soft muted colour palettes of its


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Could your garage be the key to unlocking more space? There’s no better investment than property. Year on year, our homes — even through times of great economic uncertainty — continue to grow in value, so it makes sense to devote as much as we can to improving them. With this in mind, we went to the liberty of researching some of this area’s top construction experts, in the hopes of pinning down how you can profitably improve your property. One of the greatest — in terms of ease to build and return on investment — of these home renovation projects was a

Garage Conversion. For most of us the garage just serves as a place to throw unused bits and bobs, but what if that throwaway stowage bay could be used as extra space in your home; what if it could even increase its value… Interested? Well, we’ve done the research for you. We spoke with home renovation experts Thermaspec, specifically owner Martyn, and the client Keith, on the site of one of their previous projects, to find out more about the benefits of garage conversions.



MEET: THERMASPEC Over the last four years Thermaspec have built a reputation for a superior level of work, helping homeowners across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire “add space and value”— as their motto dictates — to their properties. One of their specialties is conversions and extensions, which come in many shapes and forms. Single and double storey extensions, loft conversions and external luxury garden rooms, but their most prevailing build are their signature garage conversions, and that’s exactly what we’re going to look at in this article. “We had the house valued, after the extension and the agent estimated a fifty to seventy thousand pound increase in the value of our property.” —Keith, Thermaspec Client


it was going to be used as additional living space, complete with a small kitchen, en-suite bedroom and lounge area. We took our notes back to the team and returned with designs from our in-house architectural designer, who had created a plan that was not only aesthetically pleasing, but also logistically sound. KEITH: We wanted to incorporate some interesting design features like the double height, vaulted ceiling, bi-folding doors, a kitchen with marble work tops, a wet room…really everything (and some) that someone would need to stay in their own selfcontained unit. Something that could add extra space, but also potentially provide a second income if we ever decided to rent it out.



MARTYN: After the initial telephone enquiry from Keith we arranged to meet on site (his home) and get to know what him and his family really wanted out of gaining that extra space. From that conversation, we established that

MARTYN: We can do all kinds of additional living spaces, through all kinds of extensions and outbuildings, but in this scenario, a garage conversion was the best and most efficient way to create the extra space


WHAT HAS THIS ADDED TO YOUR HOME? KEITH: We now have this little selfcontained unit for guests and family to stay. It’s wonderful when the boys come home, because they have somewhere all of their own to chill and watch films. And it also presents us with the opportunity to potentially make an income in the future, if we do decide to ever rent it out. It has also added physical, monetary value. We had the house valued after the extension and the agent estimated a fifty to seventy thousand pound increase in the value of our property, which is well worth the money we paid to have the work done.

AS A CUSTOMER, WHAT WERE YOUR FEELINGS THROUGHOUT THE BUILD? KEITH: The whole thing has been so easy. These guys made every piece of the project so breezy, and nothing was ever out of their capabilities. The attention to detail has been second to none, and that’s to be said for everyone in the team. Half way through the project we decided we wanted to add a front door to the main house, as well as the bi-folding doors, and we couldn’t find a builder to do it. But the guys at Thermaspec stepped in and did it themselves — and to a great standard, I might add. This is just a glimpse into the multitude of options Thermaspec can create. Over a friendly, no-obligations chat their team of designers can create a luxury extension, conversion or garden room to suit your style, needs and budget. t. w. e. a.

0800 1448 208 www.thermahome.co.uk info@thermaspec.co.uk Unit C4 Arena Business Centre, Holyrood Close, Poole, BH17 7FJ

the client wanted. During our first visit, we will assess all of the add space options and advise on the pros and cons of each. A lot of builders won’t touch garage conversions because the regulations are slightly different, but with our team of expert conversion specialists on board we know exactly what we can and cannot do from the outset. Generally speaking, they can normally be done under permitted development, but if for some reason the build does require planning, we can handle all of that as part of our design process. KEITH: We went back and forth plenty of times with their design and project management guys, getting every little detail right. Once we decided on 90% of the design, we were able to adapt it with the architect in 3D-design. Seeing it come to life like that made it all feel so real, and even before they’d got the contract, we were given an itemised account of every single cost that would be involved. Then, once we’d given the green light it was go from there.


Churchfield are proud to announce that they have sold a fifteen property HMO portfolio to a cash purchaser within three days of marketing. Similar investment properties always sought, cash buyers waiting. Contact Churchfield today 01202 779911 01202 779911 • admin@churchfield.uk.com • www.churchfield.uk.com • 122 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8UT



Visit: Buildbase Poole, 480-488 Ringwood road, Poole, BH12 3LY Call: 01202 305845 Email: alex.holloway@buildbase.co.uk Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7am – 5pm Saturday 8am - 12 noon

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New to the market is this one bedroom apartment with parking, situated close to town centre shops and Lansdowne. Would make ideal buy to let property or first home. Contact us for more information.

A great looking one bedroom flat which is modern and conveniently located for access to local train station, shops and transport links. Off road parking. No chain. Contact us to request a brochure.

“I have used Fahren for over 15 years both buying and selling and also rentals. Both Nick and Julian have been a pleasure to deal with. Fahren is totally professional and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend them and will happily use them in the future. Thank you for all your help!” - Selina




QUEENS PARK £635,000

A ground floor garden apartment has just come to our books. This character apartment has two bedrooms, high ceilings, living room, entrance hall and bathroom. Off road parking & private garden! Contact us for a viewing.

Stunning four bedroom home for sale! This spacious detached house offers plenty for the modern family including big back garden, swimming pool, garage, ample storage, large entrance and big kitchen. Contact us for more details.

Considering selling? Free market appraisal t. 01202 551 022 e. inf@fahren.co.uk Visit our website www.fahren.co.uk

RETAIL THERAPY Seagrass Folding Storage Basket, £19.95 www.houseofbath.co.uk


BASKETS STYLISH STORAGE FOR ALL SPACES Storage has really shifted over the last few years. Drawers are a thing of the past (kind of) and in their place are stylish, on-display baskets. Far from the eyesore of a plastic, tuck away tub, these baskets are as much storage as they are part of the decor, so feel free to get a little creative. With that, here are a few of our absolute favourites.

Amara Bloomingville Seagrass Basket - Natural Black, £31.00 www.amara.com

House of Frader Gray & Willow Rope storage, £30.00 www.houseoffraser.co.uk

Rex London Grey Pom Pom Belly Basket, £25.00 www.rexlondon.com

Dunelm Elements Fringe Basket, £10.00 www.dunelm.com

Home Sense Woven Laundry Basket, £19.99 www.homesense.com

Sainsbury’s Home Grey Wicker Storage Basket, £16.00 www.sainsburys.co.uk

A by Amara - Round Rope Handled Log Basket, £50.00 www.amara.com

Dunelm Elements Bin, £8.00 www.dunelm.com 57

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High Quality Fitted & Bespoke Furniture for the Bedroom, Kitchen, Lounge & Study Complete Fitted Bedroom & Wardrobe Packages to Suit All Interior Design Styles and Spaces Contemporary or Traditional Styles Every item is custom made at the Poole workshop Free Quotations & CGI Design Facility


IRRITATING SLEEPING HABITS • Desperate partners reveal that terrible sleeping habits have driven almost half of us (42%) to sleep in separate beds • 1 in 10 (12%) have split, or considered a split, with a partner due to their irritating sleeping habits, with men twice as likely as women to split with a partner for their sleeping slip-ups • A whopping 45% of Brits fail to reach the recommended 7 hours sleep per night, which is classed as Chronic Sleep Deprivation • Great Britain is becoming a nation of nappers, with almost half (46%) of Brits taking naps during the day, every single week BELOW: Viola 100% Cotton Sateen Stonewashed Bed Set, King, Dark Blush UK, £79 RIGHT: Klara 200 x 200cm Lambswool Throw, Silver Grey, £59


Research by MADE.COM to mark the launch of the new Sleep Shop category, has revealed the irritating sleep habits wreaking havoc in today’s relationships. Though it’s recommended that we spend 30% of our lives asleep, it’s clear that there’s a fundamental flaw when it comes to sleeping with a partner by our sides. With almost half of us (42%) admitting that we now resort to sleeping in separate beds due to a lover’s tiresome sleep habits, precious time spent together between the sheets is on the decrease. Over one in ten Brits (12%) confess to have considered a split due to a partner’s night time activity. Snoring is the number one dumpable offence, followed by heavy breathing, huffing and puffing, tossing and turning, and starfishing. Farting in bed was cited by 13% as a dump-worthy offence, with women twice as likely as men to split over it.


MADE also has a range of luxurious cotton and linen bedding which could be a perfect gift for the tenth of Brits who confess to keeping their dirty sheets on for more than three months at a time, with men being twice as likely women to last that long. Some respondents even complained of partners who didn’t wash the sheets, but simply flipped the dirty ones over. THE TOP 8 SPLITTABLE SLEEP OFFENCES • Snoring (64%) • Heavy Breathing (31%) • Tossing and Turning (21%) • Huffing and Puffing (21%) • Starfishing (17%) • Farting (13%) • Twitching (13%) • Coughing (12%) www.made.com Pictures courtesy of Made.com

ABOVE: Softened Goose Feather Duvet All Seasons Kingsize, £129 RIGHT: Aspen 100% Cotton Knitted Bed Throw, 150x200cm, Grey/Off White, £59; Waffle 100% Cotton Double Bed Set, Soft Grey, £59

Respondents complained of an array of night time annoyances, including one from a partner who refused to sleep until they had recited the alphabet twice, and another who needed a hot flask of tea by their bedside in case of a midnight craving. The survey also revealed that we are becoming a nation of nappers, with almost half (46%) needing to take daytime naps to top up the sleep stolen by a restless spouse. Men topped the lazy chart, taking an average of 2.5hrs of daytime naps per week, or 5 extra full days asleep per year. MADE.COM’s new Sleep Shop includes a range of affordable luxury down pillows and duvets to help with the perfect night’s sleep, no matter who is in bed with you, and to help maximise those power naps.



New instructions. Discounted fee. Sell your home for

Thacker & Revitt are very pleased to offer the following discounted fee with any new instructions received from this advert to sell your home. Why sell through us: • 4 week ONLY Agency Agreement • Advertised on all major Portals. (Rightmove, On the Market, Zoopla, Our Website) • Open 6 days a week. (Mon - Wed 8.30am - 6.00pm, Thurs till 7.30pm & Sat 8.30am - 1.00pm) • Detailed brochures with floor plans. • Long established local, friendly, experienced and knowledgeable team • All accompanied viewings with feedback the following day • All BH postcodes covered (*Subject to Terms & Conditions)

Winton Offers invited £395,000

Iford Offers invited £465,000

Detached House with 4 beds, 2 receps, modern kitchen, gardens, parking, offered with NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Detached four bedroom, 2 baths, 2 receps, modern kitchen, garage, gardens and in great location. NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Poole £155,000

Ashley Cross £109,950

Ideal Investment/ First Time Buy. One double bed purpose built flat for sale located in Poole with lounge, kitchen and bedroom. NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Ashley Cross One double bedroom Ground floor Retirement apartment, Modern fitted kitchen, parking and offered with NO FORWARD CHAIN.

Professional Standards and a Personal Service 478 Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0AD • 01202 748999 www.thackerandrevitt.co.uk • sales@thackerandrevitt.co.uk • lets@thackerandrevitt.co.uk


Broadstone £1550 PCM

Canford Heath £1050 PCM

A spacious newly decorated and refurbished 4 bedroom detached property offered unfurnished with 2 bathrooms, down stairs cloakroom, modern fitted grey kitchen and utility room, 2 reception rooms, study, double garage and gardens. Ideal family let. NO PETS, NO DSS. Available now for a long term let.

Newly refurbished 3 bedroom house offered unfurnished with Brand New kitchen diner, modern bathroom, new grey carpets and neutral décor throughout, gardens and garage. Available for a long term let NO PETS, NO DSS.

Parkstone £1230 PCM

Poole £1200 PCM

A 3 bed detached house with spacious kitchen/ diner, separate lounge, utility room, modern bathroom, gardens, garage and parking. Available End Aug. Pets considered

A detached 3 bed unfurnished bungalow offered with gch, fitted kitchen, gardens, parking and pets considered. Available 1st September

Professional Standards and a Personal Service 478 Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0AD • 01202 748999 www.thackerandrevitt.co.uk • sales@thackerandrevitt.co.uk • lets@thackerandrevitt.co.uk


IS THERE A HASSLE-FREE WAY TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MORTGAGE? If you are coming to the end of your initial rate with your existing mortgage provider, are approaching the end of an existing mortgage arrangement, or have not reviewed your mortgage in the last 4 - 5 years, then you could cut the cost of your mortgage payments and it could be less hassle than you think. At local mortgage broker Homeline Mortgages, they have seen more people reviewing their mortgages on a more frequent basis and say that invariably it can be beneficial for their clients. Mortgage specialist Oliver Bishton said “The mortgage market is very competitive at present, and new products are becoming available on a regular basis. It is now best practice to look at switching your mortgage every few years to take advantage of

these new rates. By working with a reputable and independent mortgage broker, they will advise you about any clauses or penalties, and can help you calculate the most preferential mortgage deal based upon your individual circumstances.” Another popular reason for re-mortgaging is when you have taken up a mortgage on a special introductory rate, and this period has come to an end. Oliver added, “You are not necessarily tied into your lender just because you started on a favourable rate. Quite often there are still potential savings to be made by switching to another provider.

but after the initial rate period has ended, there might be alternative lenders to approach.”

soon which will also impact on some mortgages, however there’s still time to re-mortgage and fix at the current rate.

This is often the case for first time buyers who may have been offered an incentive by a main high street lender when they took out their mortgage,

With the uncertainty of Brexit, and the current economy, there is an expectation that the Bank of England base rate will rise again

If re-mortgaging is something you are considering, why not get in touch with the Homeline Mortgages team. They offer a free, no-obligation mortgage review, and will only charge a fee should you proceed with a mortgage application through them. Oliver said, “We offer exceptional customer service. Our mortgage service takes the strain out of making the necessary arrangements, as we do most of the work on your behalf which is always welcomed by our clients!”

To discuss a re-mortgage or to arrange a free review call Homeline Mortgages on 01202 937444 quoting ‘HOUSE’ www.homelinemortgages.co.uk A fee may be charged should you proceed with a Mortgage or Protection application. Please ask your adviser for further details. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments.

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SAVE A TUSK WITH A TEA TOWEL Sophie Allport joins ZSL in the fight against illegal wildlife trade ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and Sophie Allport are asking house-proud animal-lovers to help stop the illegal wildlife trade – from the comfort of their own home. The international conservation charity and British designer have teamed up to bring a new homewares collection with a conscience to the high-street - developed to raise funds to support ZSL’s conservation of animals. The collection named Animals of the Savannah, includes tea towels, mugs and candles, is a celebration of the wildlife ZSL has been working with for over 180 years. Featuring new products inspired by animals of the Savannah, the collection

includes cheetah and elephant print aprons, cushions, roller towels and wash bags, perfect for your home. Shoppers can purchase the beautiful new array of homeware products with the knowledge that their purchase is helping wildlife around the world. Kathryn England, ZSL Head of Commercial says “Every year at least 120 tigers are killed for their body parts. Every day 60 elephants are killed for the ivory trade. Every five minutes at least one pangolin is killed for meat and medicines. The trade is causing a devastating effect on wildlife." RIGHT: Sophie Allport Cheetah Collection Table Setting Lifestyle, from £7.50 BELOW: Sophie Allport Elephant Statement Cushion Lifestyle, £48


“ZSL works on conservation projects targeting the illegal wildlife trade across the world. We are on the ground training rangers, developing technology and engaging and supporting conservationist in 50 different countries. “By supporting ZSL’s newest collaboration with Sophie Allport you are helping us put a spotlight on this trade and in turn supporting the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.”


Designer, Sophie Allport, says “The illegal wildlife trade is something that is close to my heart and supporting ZSL and their conservation projects is something everyone can now do through the range. I grew up visiting family in East Africa and it continues to be an inspiration to me.”


The animal themed range will highlight and raise funds for conservation projects across the world including targeting the illegal wildlife trade. Available in July, the collection features kitchen essentials including oven gloves, aprons, bowls and plates. Also available are folding shopping bags, lampshades, tea tidies and spoon rests, all sustainably sourced using quality materials. Prices start at £8.00, shop now at shop.zsl.org or sophieallport.com Photos credit: Sophie Allport

LEFT: Sophie Allport Elephant Mini Shoulder Bag Cut Out High Res, £26 RIGHT: Sophie Allport Animals of the Savannah Mug Collection Lifestyle, £11




Sway, Lymington Sway, Lymington

£800,000 £800,000

A newly refurbished four bedroom house in in Sway finished to to a high A newly refurbished four bedroom house Sway finished a high standard and benefiting from grounds of of approximately oneone fifth of of standard and benefiting from grounds approximately fifth anan acre, a garage and off-road parking. EPR: CC acre, a garage and off-road parking. EPR: 3 3

Please contact thethe Brockenhurst office Please contact Brockenhurst office

£890,000 £890,000

Burley Burley

Situated in arguably oneone of the most sought after locations in the forest, Situated in arguably of the most sought after locations in the forest, thisthis chalet style property occupies a plot of of approximately oneone acre, chalet style property occupies a plot approximately acre, with a separate garage, stable block and a pony paddock. EPR: DD with a separate garage, stable block and a pony paddock. EPR: 3 3

£1,250,000 £1,250,000

AnAn individual architect designed family residence setset in in gardens of of individual architect designed family residence gardens approx 0.50.5 anan acre. The property benefits from anan indoor pool, triple approx acre. The property benefits from indoor pool, triple garage and thethe useuse of of a private jetty onto thethe Beaulieu river. EPR: DD garage and a private jetty onto Beaulieu river. EPR: 4 4

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Dock Lane, Beaulieu Dock Lane, Beaulieu

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Bransgore Bransgore

£795,000 £795,000

AA detached chalet style property situated in in a quiet tucked away detached chalet style property situated a quiet tucked away cul-de-location and benefiting from a large integral garage and cul-de-location and benefiting from a large integral garage and delightful west facing garage of of over half anan acre. EPR: DD delightful west facing garage over half acre. EPR: 4 4

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Brockenhurst 01590 622 551551 Brockenhurst 01590 622 Burley 01425 404 088 Burley 01425 404 088 Lymington 01590 674674 222 Lymington 01590 222

Ringwood 01425 462 600 Ringwood 01425 462 600 TheThe London Office 0207 839 0888 London Office 0207 839 0888 Lettings 01590 624 814814 Lettings 01590 624


Highfield, Lymington £1,750,000 Highfield, Lymington £1,750,000 AnAn exceptional Grade II listed Georgian property recently exceptional Grade II listed Georgian property recently thethe subject of an extensive programme of restoration andand subject of an extensive programme of restoration enlargement to to exacting standards in in thethe heart of of enlargement exacting standards heart Lymington. This beautiful townhouse includes a self Lymington. This beautiful townhouse includes a self -contained annexe andand extensive secure parking EPR: C C -contained annexe extensive secure parking EPR:

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Dock Lane, Beaulieu Dock Lane, Beaulieu

£999,950 £999,950

A rare opportunity to acquire a spacious detached single A rare opportunity to acquire a spacious detached single storey home in an idyllic andand tranquil location close to the storey home in an idyllic tranquil location close to the Beaulieu river, standing in in its its own private landscaped Beaulieu river, standing own private landscaped gardens of of about 0.65 of of an an acre. TheThe property enjoys gardens about 0.65 acre. property enjoys shared useuse of aofjetty on on thethe river which leads to The Solent shared a jetty river which leads to The Solent andand thethe extensive sailing facilities at nearby Bucklers Hard. extensive sailing facilities at nearby Bucklers Hard. EPR: F F EPR:

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Pennington, Lymington Pennington, Lymington £425,000 £425,000 A pretty detached cottage with lovely south facing garden, A pretty detached cottage with lovely south facing garden, off off road parking andand scope to extend, subject to planning road parking scope to extend, subject to planning permission. With views across to the village church andand permission. With views across to the village church within a short walk of of Pennington Common which is is within a short walk Pennington Common which within thethe New Forest National Park. EPR: D. D. within New Forest National Park. EPR:

To To arrange a viewing contact thethe Lymington office arrange a viewing contact Lymington office

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Brockenhurst 01590 622622 551551 Brockenhurst 01590 Burley 01425 404 088088 Burley 01425 404 Lymington 01590 674674 222222 Lymington 01590

Ringwood 01425 462462 600 Ringwood 01425 600 TheThe London Office 0207 839839 0888 London Office 0207 0888 Lettings 01590 624624 814814 Lettings 01590



Crow, Crow, Ringwood Ringwood

£649,950 £649,950

AA charming charming period period cottage cottage offering offering plenty plenty of of character, character, yetyet hashas been been modernised modernised to to create create a spacious a spacious andand comfortable comfortable home. home. The The property property is is setset in beautiful in beautiful established established gardens gardens andand includes includes a stable a stable block. block. EPR: EPR: DD 3 3

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Ashley Ashley Heath, Heath, Ringwood Ringwood

£600,000 £600,000

A generous A generous sized sized detached detached bungalow bungalow situated situated in in Ashley Ashley Heath Heath onon oneone of of thethe largest largest plots plots in in thethe road, road, extending extending to to almost almost 0.50.5 of of anan acre acre of of beautifully beautifully landscaped landscaped gardens, gardens, at the at the front front as as well well as as thethe rear. rear. EPR: EPR: E E 3 3

£795,000 £795,000

A charming A charming period period home home of 18th of 18th century century origins origins situated situated in ainsecluded a secluded spot. spot. This This delightful delightful home home hashas been been extended extended with with lovely lovely views views over over thethe surrounding surrounding landscaped landscaped gardens gardens of approximately of approximately 0.30.3 of an of an acre. acre. EPR EPR : D: D 4 4

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Hangersley, Hangersley, Ringwood Ringwood

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Lover, Lover, Salisbury Salisbury

£565,000 £565,000

AnAn attractive attractive detached detached cottage cottage setset in in delightful delightful mature mature gardens gardens in in thethe New New Forest Forest National National Park. Park. This This home home dates dates back back to to thethe 1800’s 1800’s and and hashas since since been been extended extended to to provide provide comfortable comfortable accommodation. accommodation. EPR: EPR: DD 3 3

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Brockenhurst Brockenhurst 01590 01590 622 622 551551 Burley Burley 01425 01425 404 404 088 088 Lymington Lymington 01590 01590 674674 222 222

Ringwood Ringwood 01425 01425 462 462 600 600 TheThe London London Office Office 0207 0207 839 839 0888 0888 Lettings Lettings 01590 01590 624 624 814814


£900,000 Queens Park, Bournemouth £900,000 Queens Park, Bournemouth A beautifully presented detached house originally built A beautifully presented detached house originally built in in 1912 which been sympathetically modernised 1912 which hashas been sympathetically modernised andand improved to now provide a superb family home. Situated improved to now provide a superb family home. Situated in large mature gardens, delightful home retains some in large mature gardens, thisthis delightful home retains some of the original period features. EPR: of the original period features. EPR: DD

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OIEO £565,000 Sopley, ChristchurchOIEO Sopley, Christchurch £565,000 A recently refurbished detached house situated a sought A recently refurbished detached house situated in ainsought after semi-rural location with beautiful westerly views after semi-rural location with beautiful westerly views across Avon Valley. This bright spacious family across thethe Avon Valley. This bright andand spacious family home is located within Ringwood School catchment home is located within thethe Ringwood School catchment is set good sized private gardens, with a large andand is set in in good sized private gardens, with a large parking area to the front. EPR: parking area to the front. EPR: E E

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Ringwood Ringwood

£675,000 £675,000

A spacious detached home conveniently located within A spacious detached home conveniently located within level walking distance town centre level walking distance of of thethe town centre andand setset in in beautifully south/westerly aspect walled gardens. This well beautifully south/westerly aspect walled gardens. This well presented home also benefits from ample road parking presented home also benefits from ample offoff road parking garaging. EPR: andand garaging. EPR: CC

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Brockenhurst 01590 622 Brockenhurst 01590 622 551551 Burley 01425 404 088 Burley 01425 404 088 Lymington 01590 222 Lymington 01590 674674 222

Ringwood 01425 462 600 Ringwood 01425 462 600 London Office 0207 839 0888 TheThe London Office 0207 839 0888 Lettings 01590 624 Lettings 01590 624 814814

DANECOURT RD • Modern apartment • 2 Double bedrooms • Open plan lounge/diner • Balcony with views

£274,950 • Parking space • Communal gardens • Share of freehold • EPC C


• Bungalow • Lounge/diner • 2 Double bedrooms • Family bathroom

LILLIPUT £1,250,000


floor two bedroom apartment • Breakfast kitchen located in the ever popular Poole • Front and rear gardens Quarter offered with vacant pos • No onward chain session available.



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 LIFEBOAT QUAY £500,000 Sandbanks. This property has been beautifully furnished throughout, comprehensively with apartment high attention to all details. • En-suite shower room •equipped Penthouse

• 2 Double bedrooms • Extensive terrace • Spectacular sea views


BRONTE AVENUE, CHRISTCHURCH A lovely bright and spacious first

• Convienient to local amenities • Secure allocated parking • EPC D


A well fitted and presented DOLPHIN QUAYS 1 bedroom flat in this popular, £625,000 centrally-located development a short • Views over Poole Quay in Poole Old Town, • No only forward chain stroll from the and restau • 3 Double bedrooms • bars 2 Secure gated parking spaces rants of Poole•Quay. • Spacious throughout Lift access

• Balcony with views


DO YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO SELL? LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous CASTLE views over theSTREET harbour towards the Purbeck Hills. This apartment • Charming maisonette is situated on the third floor and •has 2 Bedrooms secure parking and a balcony.

• Fitted kitchen • Lounge/diner

POOLE OLD TOWN This exquisite three bedroomed, four storey character property £245,000 situated in the heart of Poole Old Town conservation area.The • Bathroom and WC building is understood to date • Close to Poolefrom Quay the mid 1800’s.

• Covered parking • EPC D

Quay Living is URGENTLY seeking new properties in Poole & Bournemouth for waiting buyers. £475,000 SANDBANKS £875,000 An ultra-modern 4 double bed


4 bathroom townhouse. - us If you have room, a property to sellLo call cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, today to find out how we ideally positioned within can walkinghelp you. distance to stunning beaches and Call ustheon 01202 683444 shores of Poole Harbour

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HARBOUR REACH • 2 Double bedrooms • Balcony with harbour veiws • Secure allocated parking • Lift access

£900 PCM • Unfurnished • 10 Minutes from Poole Quay • Available 13 August • EPC B



£1,350 PCM

A lovely bright and spacious first

floor two bedroom apartment • 2nd floor apartment • 1 Parking space located in the ever popular Poole • 2 Double bedrooms • Lift access Quarter offered with vacant pos • Juliet balcony with views • Views to Poole Park session available. • Shower room and bathroom • EPC B

LILLIPUT £1,250,000


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 ORCHARD PLAZA £1,425 PCM Sandbanks. This property has been beautifully furnished throughout, comprehensively with apartment high attention to all details. • Fully furnished •equipped Penthouse

• Harbour views • Two double bedrooms • Ensuite to master


• Large balcony • Secure allocated parking • EPC B


A well fitted and presented DOLPHIN QUAYS 1 bedroom flat in this popular, £1,125 centrally-located development in Poole Old Town, only agated short parking • Poole Quay location • Secure restau • Prestigious development stroll from the• bars Fullyand fitted kitchen rants of Poole•Quay. • 2 Double bedrooms Furnished apartment

• Lift access


• Available September

DO YOU HAVE A PROPERTY TO LET? LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 A contemporary rare 3 bedroom apartment which has tremendous AVENEL views over theWAY harbour towards the Purbeck Hills. This apartment • Fully furnished is situated on the third floor and •has Modern apartment secure parking and a balcony.

• 2 Double bedrooms • Allocated parking

POOLE OLD TOWN This exquisite three bedroomed, four storey character property PCM situated£950 in the heart of Poole Old Town conservation area.The • Wrap around balcony building is understood to date • Poole locationfrom the mid 1800’s.

• Available 1st October 2018 • EPC C

Quay Living is URGENTLY seeking new properties in Poole & Bournemouth for waiting tenants. £475,000 SANDBANKS £875,000 An ultra-modern 4 double bed


room, 4 bathroom If you are a landlord andtownhouse. have Loa property cated on the Sandbanks Peninsula, to let call us today to findwithin out how we can ideally positioned walking distance to stunning beaches and help you. Call us ofon 683444 the shores Poole01202 Harbour


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01202 738 338 info@clearwater.co www.clearwater.co 133 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9LY

Penn Hill, £849,500 • Stand Out Stunning, Newly Constructed 5 Bedroom Detached Radically Designed Contemporary Home • Wonderful Open Plan Living To Ground Floor Principle Rooms • High Specification Bathrooms with Quality Sanitaryware • Kitchen Elegance Quality Kitchen Fitted with Top Quality Appliances • Overall Accommodation Extends to Over 2560 Sq Ft • Every Bedroom is a Substantial Double with 2 Having En-Suite Facilities


Hamworthy, £765,000 • Elegant Yet Stunning Four Bedroom House Located on Hamworthy Peninsular • Luxurious Kitchen / Diner With Integrated Appliances • Utility Room & Separate Downstairs WC with Cloakroom • Ground Floor Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room • Separate Living Room




• Environmentally Friendly Home with Underfloor Heating • Sought After Penn Hill Location Ideal for Penn Hill & Ashley Cross Amenities • Well Located in Sought After School Catchments • Superb Composite Sun Deck in Rear Garden with Off Road Parking for Numerous Cars





• Balcony from Master bedrooms with Views over Hamworthy Beach • Large Driveway For Several Vehicles • Impeccable Location Located Just Moments From Beach Front & Nature Reserve • Highly Sought After Lulworth Avenue Location

For more information or to arrange a private viewing please contact Clearwater on 01202 738338 or visit www.clearwater.co and see our property tours

RETAIL THERAPY Cocktail Shaker, £10; Gold Stem Red Wine Glasses Set of 4, £24; Gold Stem Champagne Flutes Set of 4, £22; Round Tray, £15; Barware 3 Piece Set, £15 www.dunelm.com


THE MIDAS TOUCH MUST-HAVE GOLD ACCESSORIES Metallics have been a fundamental part of several home design schemes for, well almost always, but the colour of the moment (or at least this season) is all about glittering gold. Gold (in appropriate doses) can add glamour and style to almost any space, so we’ve pinned down a few of our gorgeous gilded accessories that we think you’ll love.

Laura Ashley-Gold Effect Cube Hurricane Lamp, £22.00 www.lauraashley.com

Gubi BestLite BL7 Wall Lamp Brass, £399.00 www.nest.co.uk

Gold Angular Candle Holder, £15.00 www.homeessentials.co.uk

Oliver Bonas Kulpa Vase, £32.00 (Due October) www.oliverbonas.com

Large Gold Hexagon Wine Rack, £50.00 www.oliverbonas.com

Honeycomb Carafe with Tumbler, £28.00 (Due October) www.oliverbonas.com

Gold Wire Basket, £28.00 Biba www.houseoffraser.co.uk

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Open 7 days a week Professional photography PENN HILL £450,000 PENNHILL, HUGE POTENTIAL TO REMODEL - This two bedroom bungalow is perfectly located in a mature and well established premium road in Pennhill village within walking distance of a local bakery and restaurants. The property does require some updating but has lots of potential to remodel.

LOWER PARKSTONE £750,000 A beautifully presented four double bedroom three bathroom (two en suite) detached family home situated at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac in Lower Parkstone, in close proximity to Ashley Cross village and Penn Hill.


POOLE QUAY £289,000


A charming three bedroom semi detached Victorian home, retaining many original features combined with a modern design. Located a short, level walk from the amenities at Ashley Cross and Poole town centre and Poole park. Vendor Suited.

A beautifully presented two bedroom end terraced Victorian house, with a loft room enjoying Harbour views and located just a few moments walk from the historic Poole Quay and Harbour. The property is in good condition, a south east facing rear garden and off road car parking via a lane at the rear

An extended two double bedroom detached bungalow situated in this highly sought after area close to the shores of Whitecliff Park and Poole harbour within walking distance of Ashley Cross , offering scope to re-model and/or extend into a two storey dwelling

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


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WHITECLIFF ÂŁ575,000 Having been completely remodeled and renovated by the current owners, this deceptive 3 bedroom detached bungalow offers well planned, contemporary accommodation which must be viewed to be fully appreciated. Situated on the border of Lower Parkstone and Lilliput. Favoured school catchment.

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

Giving you peace of mind... when letting your home.

Frost & Co Lettings: 01202 737755 | poolelettings@frostandco.net 32 Wessex Road, Lower Parkstone, BH14 8BQ





This modern 3 bedroom apartment benefits from bifold doors to the south facing balcony with superb sea views and well-maintained landscaped grounds

A beautifully presented four bedroom townhouse benefiting from a sunny private patio and separate terrace located within 350m of Branksome chine.

Substantial family house, beautifully refurbished throughout, Branksome Chine beach 0.75 mile, 5 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms and 3 bathrooms

GOADSBY 01202 434300 www.goadsby.com

PHILIPPA SOLE 01202 747999 www.philippasole.co.uk

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

GP £1,650,000

FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

BOSCOMBE MANOR £850,000 A well-presented and incredibly spacious five bedroom detached family home situated in the incredibly popular Boscombe Manor area. The cliff top and beach are a short walk away. Benefiting from three reception rooms, three bathrooms, kitchen breakfast room, large garden, garage and spacious driveway. WINKWORTH 01202 434365 www.winkworth.co.uk


POOLE £650,000



A 3 bedroom detached chalet bungalow, with potential to extend and a good sized frontage makes this bungalow attractive to a wide range of buyers.

This spacious penthouse apartment benefits from three large double bedrooms, two bathrooms & separate cloakroom & large south facing balcony

A spacious two double bedroom second floor apartment, benefiting from a modern fitted bathroom, south facing balcony, parking and a share of freehold.

PHILIPPA SOLE 01202 747999 www.philippasole.co.uk

WINKWORTH 01202 767633 www.winkworth.co.uk

HEARNES 01202 317317 www.hearnes.com



POOLE £850,000

A stunning two double bedroom top floor character apartment, benefiting from a balcony with far reaching views, garage, parking, share of freehold.

Delightful 4 bedroom character house, first time on the market in 44 years, glimpses of Poole Harbour, Parkstone Yacht Club 100 metres.

A contemporary and impressive four double bedroom detached house that boasts excellent living space with a south facing garden.

HEARNES 01202 317317 www.hearnes.com

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

PHILIPPA SOLE 01202 747999 www.philippasole.co.uk

FOR SALE Our favourite properties for sale this issue.

EVENING HILL PRICES FROM £1,695,000 Highly desirable development of 3 new contemporary house, Poole Harbour is approximately 400 meters away, high quality specification and double integral garage.




SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk



Spacious first floor apartment in a cliff top location with stunning sea and harbour views, Canford Cliffs beach 200m away

A spacious ground floor apartment comprising of three double bedrooms, walking distance to the beach, large terrace, garage & two bathrooms.

This five bedroom detached house benefits from lounge/dinner, games/reception room, kitchen, three bathrooms, parking and rear garden.

SAVILLS 01202 708888 www.savills.co.uk

WINKWORTH 01202 767633 www.winkworth.co.uk

GOADSBY 01929 425055 www.goadsby.com



MARVEL OF THE MALDIVES I don’t know how it happened, but having popped off to powder my nose, I’m now dancing in delight, with a stranger in paradise. I’m in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, a country which offers the ultimate in laidback luxury. It has pristine sands, turquoise lagoons and tropical fish that sparkle and shimmer in the sea. So it may seem odd that I’m about to rave over my resort’s restrooms, which is where I’m presently dancing. But they’re such a joyous discovery with their sea-dappled walls, wacky music, whales’ tails, photo booth, and life-sized pictures of Kate Moss-style mermaids - they represent to me, the beginning of a love affair. Not with the guy that I bumped into and jived and joked with, but with LUX South Ari Atoll, a resort which - although this sounds well nigh impossible - offers more than just the Maldives. But I’ll come back to that, later. The Maldives is a chain of 26 atolls, 700km southwest of Sri Lanka. The southern isles include Hulhule, home

to the international airport in the capital, Male, and Dhidhoofinolhu, where you’ll find LUX South Ari Atoll. As we approach, by seaplane, the view is stunning: palm-covered islands, each with a cyan-blue halo, float like lily pads on a sapphire sea. Our pilot, wearing flip flops, brings us down. We glide to a halt across the glassy water. At the jetty, staff wave and shout, ‘Welcome’. Within minutes, I feel like a glamorous castaway. Our villa, with its palm thatch and courtyard pool, opens onto a powdery, milk-white beach; two loungers, framed by coconut trees, face the ocean. My husband and I go for a dip, enjoy a rose-pink sunset, and watch the night sky flood with stars. The next morning we’re sitting, in dazzling sunshine, on the roof of a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian fishing boat, scanning the sea for shadows; I seem to spot them everywhere. But Tina, LUX South Ari Atoll’s marine biologist, knows what to look for - a shape she describes as belonging to “the biggest smile in the ocean”.

We’re searching for (harmless) whale sharks, the largest fish in the world; the biggest recorded is 12.65m long and 21.5tons. White Sands Reef, just minutes from our resort, is one of best places to find them. Incredibly, we’re in luck...


“He’s coming towards us!” Tina shouts. “Quick! Get in!” We grab our fins and jump into the sea. Moments later, a flattened head emerges from the shadows; you can’t miss the colossal “smile”. The shark’s 4m long, a juvenile. I swim beside it for quite a few minutes, keeping my distance, but close enough to feel part of its world. The spotted giant cruises against the current, sweeping the water for food. Then it disappears, ghost-like, into the deep.


and frangipani flowers. Beachside restaurants, bars and pools are hidden in the trees. At one end is the lagoon, the crystal clear water lined with brightlycoloured bean bags. We sit at the bar, a smart take on a laidback surf-shack, and listen to reggae with a bottle of rose from the resort’s exclusive Scrucap selection. A glance at the menu tempts us to try something. We delight in a salmon and red snapper carpaccio and the freshest tuna tartare we’ve tasted. Everyone we chat to comments on the food; it is, without doubt, superb. At East Market, an Asian market-style buffet built over the water, we wander among sacks of rice and baskets of beans, to stalls of steaming dim sum and cook-to-order curries and stir fries. A joke with chef Pong leads to my husband cooking his own Thai green curry, ladling in coconut milk and flavouring it with fresh lemon grass. Pong, very generously, proclaims it’s “the best he’s ever tried”. On the sunset side of the island is Beach Rouge, with a beach club vibe, white furniture and red cushions. My twice-cooked octopus is so tasty, I choose it again during our stay, while the kulhimas (traditional fish curry) served on the terrace at the Senses restaurant, is as fresh as the breeze that wafts in from the sea.

Another day, while snorkelling, I spot a green turtle diving below. Its patterned shell glints in the sunlight, as if a huge emerald has been lost at sea. Where the reef drops away, I come across parrotfish, powder blue surgeonfish and a shoal of black and white pennant coralfish that sink and rise with the waves. I hold my breath and notice munching sounds; it’s a lilac and lime parrotfish, nibbling at dead coral as it cleans the reef. Occasionally, it excretes a cloud of sand. “Kids love it when I tell them they’re walking on parrotfish poop,” Tina says as we return to the shore. LUX South Ari Atoll is one of the largest resort islands in the Maldives, at almost 2km long. A sandy lane runs the length of it, through palms



But it’s the resort’s little touches that excite me most, adding fun, flair and an element of surprise to this sunny island hideaway. There’s the red, thatch-roofed phone box inviting you to phone home for free, wooden carts in little clearings offering fresh coconut and bottled water, Sanih’s ice-cream parlour with its home-made waffle cones, the open air cinema (where my husband, in jest, asks for popcorn, and the reply is “Certainly, sir”) and the cups of rich, island-roasted coffee, with whale sharks patterning the foam. And then there’s the giant banyan tree which, in a nod to local custom (and to encourage donations for community projects), is the resort’s Tree of Wishes.

Red ribbons flutter from its branches. On each of them, a guest has written their heart’s desire: ‘I wish I was a fairy princess’, ‘I wish to be a marine biologist’ and ‘We wish for lovely memories of the Maldives’ they declare. We spend our last two days in an extremely stylish overwater villa, with a nautical feel, a private pool and steps leading into the lagoon. It’s the perfect place for lingering; there again, so is the spa. We go for a couple’s massage but within seconds, my husband’s asleep. I leave him snoozing and slip into the pool. The sky turns peach, the sand glows gold and the hum of the departing seaplane reminds me we’ll be on it tomorrow. But for now, my wish is to wallow in paradise. They say the whale shark has the biggest smile in the Maldives - me, I’m not so sure. 86

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HOW TO DO PINK …In your home

For centuries we’ve laboured under the false pretense that pink is indicative of anything “girlish”, or feminine. To some degree we ought to embrace that. No, not in the means of some kind of gender specific association, but rather, I ask you, what’s wrong with femininity? Feminine is less a depiction of sex, but more a description of character; it’s warm, earnest and beautiful — all characteristics we so long for in our homes. So, we decided to put a little piece together on how you can incorporate more femininity, in the form of pink hues into your homes.

ADD A STATEMENT CHAIR You needn’t go covering all of your walls in our colour of the moment; you can be far more restrained, but still have a big impact, and furniture is a great place to play around with this idea. Colour coordination is so 2017 so think about mixing it up a little, for example, you could have a fairly neutral sofa, but a pink statement or occasion chair; or visa versa if you are feeling bolder. RIGHT: Fritz Hansen Ant Chair with 4 Legs, £453 (Available from nest.co.uk) BELOW: Woud Nakki (Available from nest.co.uk)



“I think people are scared to use pink more widely in their homes for fear it might feel too ‘girly’, but pink is a brilliant colour for creating a very warm, idealistic atmosphere.” —Victoria Williams, Lifestyle Editor

BERRY TONES Pink doesn’t have to mean blush. There is an entire spectrum of gorgeous berry tones that all work harmoniously together. In fact, mixing an array of pink tones — even along with some more purple and orange — adds more depth and interest to the space. One of the best ways to subtly incorporate all of these different shades is with artful cushion displays; layer the colours (and different textures) to create a gorgeous spectacle on beds, sofas and chairs. Try and maintain some symmetry by having a couple of the same cushions —situated opposite/next to each other— amongst the odds.


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MIX WITH GREEN Green is Pink’s counterpart on the colour wheel — its perfectly apposed counterpart, which is why they work so well together. Pink can elevate green, as much as green can ground pink, and when used right, can make for a thoroughly attractive décor scheme. One of our favourite combos in this case is a soft baby pink, against a rich olive green, ideally surrounded with enough white/off white to break up the powerful combo. LEFT: Soho Home Banner Round Cushion, Dusky Pink, £60 (Available from www.sohohouse.com/ soho-home) BELOW: Dutchbone Caruso Rug in Distressed Brown, £589 (Available from www.cuckooland.com) BOTTOM LEFT: Dutchbone Round Pix Rug with Tassels, £349 (Available from cuckooland.com)



CONSIDER TEXTURES, PATTERNS & PLACEMENT A good way to break up the use of pink, or indeed incorporate it in the first place, is to integrate and mix it up with different textures and patterns. For example, you might have a feature wall wrapped in monochromatic patterned wallpaper, but the artwork hung on it is solid pink (and indeed visa versa). You might have a pink velour throw (where guests are more focused on the aesthetics of the fabric than the colour) on all-white bedding. The possibilities are endless, so ditch the rulebook and get creative with it. RIGHT: Soho Home, Edwin Sofa, Pink Velvet The Ned, £3,995 (Available from www.sohohouse. com/soho-home) BELOW: Glass Shade Pink Marble Table Lamp, £78 (Available from www.oliverbonas.com)

BLEND WITH BLUE Another colour that works really well with pink is of course blue. Powered versions of these two tones make for a soft, soothing combo that is particularly perfect for bedrooms; creating that pacifying atmosphere in the room in which you want to be most relaxed in. By Charlotte Williams

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PLANTS IN YOUR HOME: THE URBAN JUNGLE TREND Soon, the lush greenness of the trees will change into autumn bad weather, and walks and picnics in the park will be replaced by evenings of watching your favourite movies and series. It is time for greenery in your home in every form - from potted plants to wallpaper and accessories in plant motifs! Check out which of them will find their home in your interior! The urban jungle trend is not just a fad, it is life among plants, in harmony with nature even in the heart of a big city. The popularity of some trends can be discussed for hours. Are they practical, friendly to household members, or will they pass with the change of season? It is different from an urban jungle. Whoever tries it once, cannot imagine life without

soothing greenery, which is suitable for any interior and brings positive energy and more oxygen to rooms of various purposes. Plants can stand on the window sills, the larger ones will proudly decorate the floor, and the fancy vines will grow robustly in wall planters. Wallpaper, cushions, and carpets in floral patterns, as well as vases and knick-knacks in the shape of leaves and flowers, will complete the look and make your home bloom throughout the year. RIGHT: The Tropical Dreams. Vinyl Wall Mural, hand drawn abstract tropical summer background, 150 x 300 cm, £131; Vinyl Wall Mural, Summer palm tree and banana leaves seamless pattern. Watercolor texture with green branches on white background. Hand drawn tropical wallpaper design, 100 x 300 cm, £87 (Available from pixers.uk)

the green trend is not weakening, and green people are hungry for more and more interesting species. Monstera, pilea, in other words, small coin, different varieties of beautifully-colored kalatei, as well as sweet succulents, are invariably very popular. "Oxalis, the leaves of which resemble butterflies, has recently entered salons. We also noticed that the various types of philodendrons that attract attention with their leaves of an interesting shape are very popular," say Ola and Weronika.

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Deciding on live plants, it is worth checking which ones match our personality. Some require constant care, others prefer watering from time to time. Some of them bloom, others are simply evergreen, but there are those that almost everyone will love.

POTTED PLANTS FOR YOU The choice of plants that we can grow at home is huge. We asked specialists in green interiors, Ola and Weronika from Projekt Rosliny (eng. Project Plants), which ones are currently the most popular:


"The popularity of individual plants is constantly changing, because

"Plants live and each of them has different needs. For those that are simple to grow and that we can sometimes "forget" certainly include all cacti and succulents that need a lot of light and a very small water supply. All philodendrons are also easy to grow because even if we leave them for some time without


HOW CAN YOU BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE WITH HOME GARDENING? "When bringing home a plant, it is always worth reading about it. There is a lot of valuable information on the internet and in books. Then it is worth observing how it feels in our space and tries to adapt to the prevailing conditions. If it is very dry in our house, it is possible that, despite following the recommendations, you may need to water it more often, or on the contrary, if we have humidity - less. Observation and an attempt to understand our plants is the key to proper care. A bit of commitment and good intentions will certainly suffice." - advise Ola and Weronika.

EXOTIC WALLPAPERS An urban jungle looks best in the total look version, that is why apart from potted plants, it is worth looking for other elements of decor and accessories that complement the arrangement with vivid colours and mesmerizing motifs. Wallpaper and wall murals with a plant motif are a way to get rid of boredom, optically enlarge a space, and above all, experience full communing with nature. This sweet and elegant yet casual combination of succulent green and pastel pink

is very popular. White and all the colours of the earth, like beige and browns of various shades- ideal for lovers of the classics and minimalism, are all good backgrounds for green compositions. And those who like strong accents can reach for yellow and orange, trendy violet and various shades of the sky - blue.

ACCESSORIES RIGHT OUT OF THE JUNGLE Decorations made from natural materials such as rattan, wicker and raw wood match very well with plant interiors in an urban jungle climate. Woven baskets, wooden frames and small chests standing between pots will prove to be a decoration and gadgets for storing small items. Ceramic trinkets, such as a monstershaped vase, a box or a book stand that looks like a cactus, are the icing on a green cake. If you do not have an idea for a change in your home, start with a poster or picture and a few pots with easyto-grow plants, gather experience and create your own jungles in your home. For more inspirations visit pixers.uk. BELOW: The plant office. Vinyl wall mural, monochrome exotic seamless vector leaf pattern, 350 x 230 cm, £234 (Available from pixers.uk)

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water, they will probably forgive us," say Ola and Weronika. It is often said that potted plants are not suitable for the bedroom because they take oxygen at night and worsen the quality of sleep. Fortunately, not all green beauties become pests after sunset. "All palms, sanseveirs, as well as peace lily and ferns are recommended for the bedroom. These are plants that actually release a lot of oxygen into the air, but we always emphasize that any plant is good to enrich the interior with a little bit of nature, and above all they add warmth and uniqueness into our home spaces." - state Ola and Veronica. A good choice for peaceful sleep also includes aloe vera and the jade plant that not only do not take away oxygen, but produce it to make us sleep even better.


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LOOKING AFTER YOUR GARDEN DURING THE WARM WEATHER It seems that the warm weather is showing no signs of slowing down. For many keen gardeners, the prospect of a long, dry summer can be very daunting, but we at Haskins believe that with the right steps taken and with water harvesting, the longevity of your plants in these harsh conditions and the overall quality of the garden can be greatly improved. Watering your plants late in the evening when the temperature has dropped is a great way of ensuring that the evaporation from the leaves is reduced, and for those hard baked grounds, a sprinkler is key. Bare earth will be damaged if exposed to the sun, so consider growing succulents or Mediterranean plants in these sunny spots to make use of the strong rays. Animals can also be a great way of enhancing your garden in these conditions, so make sure to top up those bird baths and leave water out for passing wildlife. In terms of water harvesting, collecting rain water throughout the year and preparing for next summer is something we strongly recommend, by attaching water tanks to the downpipes in your guttering, or by installing larger underground tanks. Stored water is usually better for plants due to the lower concentration of lime compared to tap water, so your plants will be healthier too!

Original Edison Bulb, and are rapidly becoming fashionable and very urban chic. These old style lamps have a fine tungsten filament that produces a soft warm glow and normally come in really intricate shapes, making them very expensive. The fine filament means that they are fragile and easily broken. The lifetimes of the filament are also short, because of the heat that they produce. Now there is an LED equivalent. These replicate the originals with a soft warm glow, but the upside with LED is that they do not have the fragile filament and are not so easily broken. They run cool so will not burn if you were to touch them and of course being LED they are really cheap to run – at least a tenth of the cost of incandescent equivalent. These Lamps evoke a feeling of nostalgia, whilst adding a very cool industrial feel, yet a warm, cosy ambience. Here at Led-Zip, we are stocking them in different shapes and sizes. They are available with or without a bronze tint – which can add to the Retro look. These lamps are fully dimmable and priced at under £10. We also stock pendant lamp holders, which come with different cords and finishes, these are also very affordable too at just under £20. We have a display of these lamps and the pendants in our Showroom window on Wimborne Rd, in Northbourne.

Utilising these tips will ensure your garden will remain healthy and strong in the heat. Just remember your sunscreen! You can tweet @HaskinsGarden for gardening advice or visit www. haskins.co.uk. Haskins has a centre in Ferndown, Dorset and also in West End, Southampton.


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INCREASE YOUR KERB APPEAL First impressions count, there’s no doubt about it, particularly when it comes to our homes. When guests pull into your driveway, or walk up your front path, for the first time you want them to be in awe, and that applies whether you’re living in a 2-bedroom semi, or a grand estate. So, with this in mind, and the warmer weather doing it’s wicked best at shedding light on any little external flaws, we thought we’d put together our top tips for increasing that all-important kerb appeal.

PAVE THE WAY Probably the biggest investment you can make to the front of your house is getting the driveway, and any surrounding pathways, done. This is not a job you want to be completing yourself, unless it happens to be what

you do for a living, so get the phone book (sorry, who?) out and find a local specialist. What you choose in terms of style is up to you, but our personal favourite, time and time again, has to be block paving. Ultimately, the key to creating a stunning look is to ensure that your new drive/path is in keeping with the style of house. Do that, and you’ll be golden.

A NEW FAÇADE Like all good things, the frontage of your house will eventually get a little tired, and you’d be surprised how much that wear and tear can exhaust the property. To tackle this, you have a few options. One, paint it. Arguably the simplest solution—depending on the base you’re working with—to the problem, painting provides a quick fix

LEFT: Set of 2 Planters & 2 Hanging Baskets £29.95 (Available from www.houseofbath.co.uk)

maybe opt for a more antique look with iron or brushed black trappings. If you’re going all the way with this remodel you might even consider a little home name plaque, but that’s your call.

GOT PLANTS? There’s nothing prettier than walking past a house that’s decorated wellkept foliage. Plants bring softness to all those bricks and mortar, so a few tactfully placed pots or new flowerbeds will really amplify the attractiveness of your home. Try and choose plants that represent the style of your home, and the area that it’s located in. For a city townhouse feel, opt for box hedging and hydrangeas, for more of a classic country look, go shrubbery and roses. At the same time, don’t be afraid to mix things up a little, so long as it all comes together in one cohesive look. that will instantly brighten up the look of your home. If the surface is splitting and worse for wear however, you may have to consider something a little more technical, which brings us onto two: re-rendering. A professional will completely strip the previous render and replace it with a brand spanking new one. More costly? Yes. Worth it if your house is crumbling? Also yes.


LEFT: Set of 4 Solar Lights, £29.95 (Available from www.houseofbath.co.uk)



Get your front door cleaned down— and/or freshly coating with paint if it’s made of wood—and get accessorising. New handles, knockers, house numbers: all of these little details that come together to create a stylish finished look. Mimic the style and feel of your interiors to sneak preview of what to expect. If your home is very contemporary consider upping the style with chrome replacements, if you’re more traditional however

You don’t have to go about re-wiring your whole porch to add some new light to the front of your home. Solar lighting has come on leaps and bounds since it first arrived, and can often be pretty powerful if charged enough (by the sun) throughout the day. Add wall lights to the side of your door or porch, or into the soil of your plant pots or front lawn. Words by Charlotte Williams

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR GARDEN Everyone loves to enjoy their garden but when the weather really heats up like we’ve been seeing recently, we often end up spending more time indoors than outdoors just to keep cool. Having a shaded area that offers protection from the sun not only pays dividends during the Summer months but with additional features such as integrated heating and lighting, it allows you to extend your outdoor living and enjoy your garden through the cooler months too. Broadview Shading Solutions, based in Poole, specialise in outdoor systems, from garden awnings to retractable louvred roof pergolas, stylish parasols to roller screens. Their expert team offer complimentary at home consultations and professional installation. With one of the largest ranges of pergola systems in the South and

manufactured by industry leader Brustor, each and every system can be custom designed to fit your property. Easily retractable roofs operated by remote control, and optional front and side screens, mean you can effectively create an extra indoor room outdoors! If you’re stuck for space but are still looking to create a shaded area in your garden, why not consider an awning that will not only increase your living space outside, but also help to reduce the temperature inside? Available in a wide range of fabrics and colours to complement your garden, operation can be either by remote control or crank handle, or you can even have your awning fully automated by sun and wind sensors. Integrated remote controlled LED lighting or heating can also be included to enable you to spend more time outdoors - shaded from the sun, but still enjoying your garden.

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NORDIC RETREAT We love finding out all about the latest interior design trends; how to primp, preen and style our homes into our own little up-to-the-minute havens. Fortunately for us, we were granted a sneak peak at John Lewis’ latest design collection — accessories and all ¬— and we’re thrilled to announce it to all of our fantastic readers. With that, allow us to introduce Nordic Retreat. Nordic Retreat is a classic Scandinavian interior style with pops of globally inspired colour and texture to create a paired back, contemporary look and feel. Whilst it might be an upcoming trend for autumn/winter, this scheme is truly timeless, so if you’re looking for décor that won’t date, this one is a winner. LEFT: ercol for John Lewis Shalstone Dining Table, £899; ercol for John Lewis Shalstone Dining Chair, £229; Vitra Eames DSW Side Chair, £292; Secto Victo Ceiling Light, £585 RIGHT: John Lewis Albie Armchair, £499; Mantis Bookcase, £450; Hiko Floor Lamp, £140; Ziggy Table Lamp, £75; Ayla Rug, £380 BELOW: John Lewis Nordic Retreat Marimekko Fokus Tray, £62; Garden Trading Stratton Plant Pots (set of 2) Cocoa, £15; No078 Cool Marble Diffuser, £35

This trend highlights John Lewis’s shared values with Scandinavia — those of good design, craftsmanship and a modern approach to natural materials. The products that make up this trend create a warm, inviting and stylish interior look and feel, and is a trend that customers can confidently play around with in their own homes, reflecting the continuing trend to create spaces to dwell in. This interior style can be translated well into both flats and family homes, with pieces such as chic occasional tables and simplistic statement lighting used as versatile accent pieces. “As a design classic, it’s not hard to see why the trend spotlight has been shifted back on the Berber rug. This season we’ve refreshed the design to complement the everyday home so you can add enduring style at an affordable price.” —Charlotte Archer, Furnishing Accessories Buyer LEFT: HOUSE by John Lewis Berber Rug, £100; House by John Lewis Chunky Knit Pouffe in Mustard, £75



THE BACKDROP Many Scandi styles tend to centralise around a very blank background, with all-white walls, furniture and accessories, but it needn’t be — at least not fully. As this is an interpreted look, you can incorporate a little more flavour. Pastels — particularly soft pink, yellow or indeed pale green or blue — can make for an equally neutral setting, whilst injecting warmth and character into your home, even before furniture and accessories. Speaking of…

ALL THE TRIMMINGS Striking the balance for minimalist chic is an art. The trick is to keep your bigger items of furniture fairly understated, with materials such as unpolished wood (oak works really well in this case) and plastic in the mix, and with very soft, smooth lines; nothing too cubic. RIGHT: House by John Lewis Dominic String, £50; Croft by John Lewis Mini Weave Cushion Bluegrey, £30; Croft by John Lewis Lyle Painted Cushion, £40 BELOW: John Lewis Albie Armchair, £499; Mantis Bookcase, £450; Hiko Floor Lamp, £140; Ziggy Table Lamp, £75; Ayla Rug, £380 BOTTOM RIGHT: John Lewis Nordic Retreat Blue Glaze Cereal Bowl, £7; Grey Speckle Noodle Serve Bowl, £12; Linen Napkins (set of 2) White, £10



When it comes to accessorising, you’ve got a little more free rein. You want to create a very eclectic look, with lots of different textures blending together. Variety is everything; vases of all different heights and throws/cushions in all different fabrics (particularly brushed cotton, linen or wool). Some more specific key items include wicker storage baskets, stoneware pots and plants galore. “Subtle, on trend and the fairest of them all, this new rose gold mirror is an exciting first for John Lewis and a personal favourite of mine.” —Katherine Lemin, Wall Decor Buyer

WALL COVERINGS With this being a very minimal look you want to make sure there is still enough going on in the space to catch your guest’s eyes, without cluttering up all available table/worktop space. So often we get so bogged down by dressing the space, that we forget to pay some attention to the walls, so, pay them some attention. Try hanging some of your favourite artwork, or perhaps a statement mirror. www.johnlewis.com Pictures courtesy of John Lewis BELOW: John Lewis Grayson Dressing Table, £350


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Mirrors are a great addition to any bathroom, especially the smaller ones. They add light, creating the illusion of a larger, brighter space. If your layout will allow it, place your mirror opposite a window, allowing it to reflect the natural light throughout the room. If it doesn’t protrude too much either, get your hands on one of those trendy, slender mirror/cabinet for that extra element of storage. After all, a tidy bathroom is a stylish one.



Clutter in your bathroom can make your space feel so much smaller. If you have a habit of hoarding nearly used products, take a long hard look in the mirror (see tip no.1) and think about what’s allowed you to come this far, then begin the cleansing process by chucking them all out immediately, if not sooner. RIGHT: Gold Parrot Hooks, £7; His & Hers Towels, Each £8; Freestanding Mirror, £10; Gold Wire Bin, £8; Gold & Glass Trinket Pot, £15; Bermondsey Marble Nest of 2 Tables, £225; Bath Mat, £15 (Available from www.dunelm.com) BELOW: Harmony - bathroom from George Home (www.asda.com)

If however, you find some use for every one of these products, it might be time to update your storage (or add some more). If you’re space-shy, think about any of the little crevasses you could fit more stowage into — tallboy cabinets are perfect for this, with their tall and thin aesthetics. “A cheap and effective way to give your shower head a new lease of life, is to soak it in regular white vinegar and hot water (about half and half of each) for a few hours. Then, once you’ve reattached it, let the water run for a little while to get rid of any residue.” —Sandy Pearce, Housekeeping Editor



Upcycling is in, which is great because it’s a cheap (ish) way of making your furniture look brand new, and changing up your home styling without going out and buying all new furniture. If your bathroom furniture is wooden, then upcycling is fairly easy, with a good scrub, sanding and lick of paint. If however, your cabinets are made from Melamine Board, or other plastic materials, you’ll need to put in a lot more elbow grease. There’s a fantastic ‘how-to’ video, from

Today’s Homeowner, on their website <www.todayshomeowner.com> that explains how you can properly do this, but ultimately it requires taking the sheen off of the surface and applying a special material-specific paint. You might also consider getting your hands on some new handles, to bring a new look to your furniture. Brass and gold are particularly popular right now, particularly antique cup handles, which add a very contemporary feel.



If your fixtures are unsalvageable through a good old fashion scrubbing (or the handy vinegar tip from our lifestyle editor Sandy), then you might consider updating them.


LEFT: Slimline T & G Unit, £59.95 (Available from www.houseofbath.co.uk)


can use a small chisel or a specific grout removing tool, both of which can easily be found at your local hardware shop) and then re-fill and point with new compound. Be sure the room is thoroughly clean and dry before getting started, and consider watching a little how-to tutorial on Youtube beforehand; you’ll be a pro in no time.



Like any other room, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way. When it comes to the bathroom however, it’s less the painting and more the preparation work that matters. Ensure the walls are thoroughly clean and free from mould beforehand, and open the window(s) a few hours before to make sure everything is moisture free. In some cases, depending on the state of the existing paint, you might want to consider sanding down any rough or clumpy residue so that you’re working with a smooth surface. Last thing, be sure to buy bathroom-specific paint and this has been waterproofed and formulated to withstand the moist conditions.

LEFT (TOP TO BOTTOM): Pink Soap Dispenser, £4 (www.wilko.com); Bathroom Cabinet, £29.95; Supersize Bathroom Store, £19.95 (www. houseofbath.co.uk) BELOW: John Lewis Hand Towek £18, Bath Towel, £32 (www.johnlewis.com)



You can take a room from a solid six to a ten, with some stylish accessories. Start by swapping toilet roll holders, towel rings, robe hooks and shelves with shiny, new replacements — in a style that works with your chosen décor theme. Then incorporate some good-quality (display only) towels, for artful displays on rails or shelving — TK Maxx is a brilliant place to check for these, as they stock last year’s designer stock at bargain prices. If you’re shower curtain has seen better days, then think about replacing that too. To incorporate a more organic element, add plants to the space or bring in a natural wood, stone or maybe a brick finish element of the space.



Our last tip is based less on the aesthetics and more on seducing the senses. Get your hands on some deliciously smelling reed diffusers and candles to dot around the space. Sticking a trendy diffuser on the toilet tank lid can jazz up and otherwise pretty unsightly appliance, and also deals with the possibility of any less than pleasant smells that generally generate in this zone. Words by Charlotte Williams

Which you choose will very much depend on your own style and budget, but in terms of what’s hot, we’re seeing a lot more pretty traditional fonts come back into style. And likewise on the complete other end of the spectrum, very minimalist accessories in matte black, or brushed copper finishes. Whichever you decide to go on this can actually amount to a fairly distinctive transformation, on a relatively cheap budget.



Overtime the grout between your bathroom tiles will most likely become dis-coloured, darkening the whole of you bathroom along with it. Often even after cleaning, the grout remains dingy. If this is the case, you might want to consider stripping out the old stuff and re-grouting it entirely. For a long-term solution chip away the old grout (you



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feel to this theme, which makes for a fantastic vibe for entertaining, or relaxing with your nearest and dearest on a warm evening. “One of my favourite pieces form this collection is the striking Double Hanging Chair — it’s stunning. Drape it with an array of soft textiles and sheepskin, and surround it with luscious greenery and you’re well on your way to a winning relaxation space.” —Victoria Williams, Lifestyle Editor

RIGHT: Double Indoor Outdoor Hanging Chair, £675 BELOW: Rusty Outdoor Woodburner, £425 BOTTOM LEFT: Three Fluted Zinc Planters Round, £180



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ABOVE: Galvanised Ship's Light, £50; Industrial Style Fire Pit Small, £150 LEFT: Large Rust Effect Planter, £95 BELOW: Modena Dining Set, £1,200 Pictures credit: Cox & Cox

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



Orders are now being taken for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING (Nürburgring) Limited Editions, priced from £82,500 and £89,500 respectively. Just 108 editions of each model will be available in European markets, celebrating the historic bond between Alfa Romeo and the legendary track. To celebrate the birth of the new limited edition the NRING versions will have a specific “Authenticity Certification” issued by FCA Heritage. These new limited editions build on the standard features that characterise all Quadrifoglio cars to includes carbon-ceramic brakes, racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, gear stick with carbon insert and leather and Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts. The front ‘V’ grille surround and wing mirror caps are in carbon fibre, as are the side skirt inserts. Inside the NRING editions feature tinted windows, Adaptive Cruise Control, the Harman Kardon premium audio package, and AlfaTM Connect 3D Nav infotainment system with 8.8-inch’ screen, Apple CarPlayTM, Android AutoTM and DAB. Both cars feature a numbered badge in the carbon fibre dashboard insert and the unique Circuit Grey livery, while the Giulia model premieres the new bare carbon roof, while the Stelvio is equipped with electrically operated panoramic sunroof.

ROAD TEST: MG3 MG is a famous name in British motoring and is currently one of the fastest-growing car brands with a range of eyecatching models noted for outstanding value for money, writes NICK FLETCHER. While MG’s ZS and GS SUV models grab all the attention, its budget-price MG3 supermini deserves its own share of the spotlight. Priced from just £8,695, the MG3 is smartly and sportily styled, and with many affordable personalisation options brings some real character to an often quite dull sector. It also has low 4E group insurance making it appealing to younger buyers. Entry level models come with six airbags, stability control and emergency brake assist, hill-hold control, two Isofix child seat mounting points, LED daytime running lights, tyre pressure-monitoring system, electric front and rear windows, radio/CD player and a USB socket. My test model, in mid-spec 3Form trim and priced from £10,195 adds other features including air-conditioning, a DAB radio/CD, Bluetooth, smartphone integration, remote locking and a leather steering wheel with audio and cruise controls.

Power for all versions comes from a 1.5 litre 106 hp petrol engine mated to manual gearbox. The 0-60 mph time is nippy at 10.4 seconds, top speed is 108 mph and the fuel economy figure is 51.5 mpg combined. Ride quality is firm, handling is reassuring with good grip and composure on the corners, the steering provides good road-feedback and the 5-speed gearshift is slick and precise. The driving position is fine, with seat and steering-wheel adjustment, and there is good visibility both front and rear. The dashboard is logically laid out for quick familiarity with easy-to-use switchgear. The cabin – one of the largest in the class,- is wellpresented and there is good head and leg room to comfortably accommodate four adults and the boot is a practical square shape and can be expanded by folding the rear seats. Overall, the MG3 offers an outstanding amount of car for relatively little money, and unlike some models in the supermini sector comes across as a car with strong visual cachet and a cool and rather chic personality.

ALL-ELECTRIC KIA NIRO The new Kia Niro EV will be available in the UK later this year. It combines an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality and a driving range of up to 280 miles. Already on sale in Korea, the Niro EV received more than 5,000 pre-orders. A high-capacity 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack affords a driving range of up to 280 miles (450 kilometres) on a single charge with zero emissions. Plugged into a 100 kW fast charger, it takes 54 minutes to recharge the Niro EV’s battery to 80 per cent. Power is provided to the front wheels through a 150 kW (200 hp) motor, with acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 7.8 seconds. Available active safety systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Intelligent Stop & Go, and Lane Following Assist. A 7.0-inch touchscreen at the centre of the dashboard has been updated to offer a series of EV-specific features. The new infotainment system enables owners to locate nearby charging points and monitor the level of charge and range

remaining from the battery pack. The instrument cluster also allows the driver to check driving and EV powertrain information on-the-move. UK prices and specifications will not be released until nearer the launch date.



ROAD TEST: PEUGEOT 308 SW ALLURE The estate car is still a popular choice for family and business use and the latest Peugeot 308 SW takes on formidable opposition in a keenly-contested marketplace, writes NICK FLETCHER. However, the 308 SW (for Station Wagon ) was revamped and upgraded last year and is well-set to take on rivals such as Volkswagen, Ford, Vauxhall and Skoda. The 308 SW facelift gives it a sharper front-end look and the equipment upgrades highlight its value for money. Prices start at £20,130 for the entry level 308 SW, which has good standard kit including sat-nav, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Smartphone MirrorLinking, rear parking sensors, dual-zone air-con and cruise control. There are 5 trim levels and petrol and diesel options. My test model was in Allure trim, one above entry level and adding sports front seats, front parking sensors, roof rails, chrome detailing, fixed glass sunroof with electric screening, and other features. With the 1.5 litre 130 hp diesel engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, this model costs £23,200 including optional metallic paint.

This engine is smooth and responsive, with a 0-60 mph time of 10.2 seconds, top speed of 129 mph and fuel economy impressive at 74.4 mpg combined. Emissions are low at 100 g/km. The steering is accurate and the suspension set-up provides poised cornering and a supple ride, with only larger potholes catching it out. The 308 SW styling, while not a head-turner, does look elegant and the cabin is nicely designed. A 9.7 inch touchscreen operates most controls, with other switchgear mounted on the steering wheel. The front sports seats give good side support and rear seating is comfortable and roomy. The boot is large at 660 litres and expands to a whopping 1,770 litres by dropping the rear seats which fold flat for better load access. Summing up, the 308 SW is keenly priced and better equipped than main rivals and with its fresh look and especially with the smooth economical 1.5 litre diesel engine is an appealing prospect.

Honda has announced UK pricing for its four-door Civic saloon.The entry-level SE petrol model with manual transmission will start from £19,395 rising to £27,120 for a top-spec EX diesel automatic. The 1.6 i-DTEC diesel manual will deliver up to 83.1 mpg, with 91 g/km emissions, and the diesel automatic will deliver up to 68.9 mpg and emits 108 g/km CO2. The petrol version is equally clean with 107 g/km CO2 for the CVT while the manual petrol emits just 110 g/km CO2, making the Civic four-door one of the cleanest saloons in its class. The petrol version delivers up to 58.9 mpg for the manual and 60.1 mpg for the CVT. Trim levels will mirror those of the existing hatchback model with SE, SR and EX trims available. Entry level grade SE comes with Honda SENSING suite of safety features, collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition.

SKODA OCTAVIA HEADS SALES BOOST ŠKODA has enjoyed a strong first half of 2018 in the UK, reaching a record market share, with its Octavia model leading the sales boost. In total, ŠKODA recorded 42,397 registrations in the first half of 2018, the second highest figure ever for the brand in the UK. ŠKODA also increased its market share by 0.2% to reach 3.2% - a record figure for ŠKODA at this point in the year. One of the many highlights of ŠKODA’s performance from January to the end of June 2018 was a significant rise in retail registrations. The figure rose from 18,391 in the first half of 2017 to 19,216 for the first half of 2018 - a 4.5% increase in an overall market that saw a 5.5% decline. Fleet registrations in the first six months of the year remained strong, with 10,642 vehicles registered – just 0.6% down on 2017 and against a market that fell by 7.9% overall. Once again, the Octavia led the way in terms of customer model choice followed by the Fabia, new Karoq and Superb. A busy second half of the year for the brand will see the introduction of a face-lifted Fabia, along with additional new models in the Karoq and Kodiaq ranges.




REVOLUTIONARY DECKING FOR YOUR HOME Hampton decking is the domestic arm of Mayfield – a local business established in 1989. Mayfield first introduced ultra-low maintenance decking products to the caravan sector. Since then, the desire for such decking has become the norm, with busy homeowners across the nation crying out for a hassle-less solution. As the demand grew for domestic customers, Mayfield decided to turn their attention to a totally new branch of the family tree, and just like that, Hampton Decking was born to meet the needs for qualitative, aesthetically pleasing, – and above all – low maintenance decking. In an effort to find out more about this pioneering local business, we spoke with Mike Jarmey, Managing Director, Mayfield Group & Hampton Decking Ltd.

What makes you unique? “Over many years we have supplied a variety of plastic and composite decking products, drawing on our experience to know what works and what doesn’t. We are in control of our own manufacturing throughout our production plants (London, Derby, Birmingham and Swindon), controlling which materials are used in each of the products – a process we carefully monitor. Our experience of raw materials and engineering designs set us apart from the competition as there are very few, if any, who have the history and knowledge we do”. What is your favourite part of your job? “Development. There is nothing more satisfying than designing a new product or introducing a new material, which goes to market. It takes months,

sometimes years, from computer design stage, to 3D-modelling, to product in hand and when it arrives and customers comment that it’s a great product, it’s better than receiving your exam results and them all being A-Stars!”. What has been your favourite project to date? “Hmm that’s a tough question as each have their own merits. I would have to say decking my friend’s ‘man cave’. Not the biggest of projects but it was challenging as the decking was a last minute thought (which often is the case) and so we had to excavate the foundations in front of the dwelling, ensuring we catered for adequate drainage, and then built the base to be garden level which included some creative design angles. When it was completed his face was like a child’s at Christmas getting the best present ever. He just kept saying, ‘Brilliant! Brilliant…its just brilliant!’”.


How do you ensure the quality of your products? “By knowing each and every ingredient that goes into making them and carrying out regular factory inspections. We have an excellent rapport with our suppliers and we are openly invited at anytime to check the process of our products being made. We share information and we have open


discussions on how improvements can be made throughout the entire process, including material developments. As far as fitted products go, we use a selection of trusted trade installers who we train”. What are the benefits of advanced acrylic polymer (AAP) over other traditional materials? “Ok, its time to talk a little tech. In the polymer chain there are plastics that perform better than others in specific environments. External polymers need to be UV stable and low to maintain which narrows the field to a select few, especially when introducing colours. AAP is predominantly made up from Acrylic with a couple of secret ingredients added. Unlike Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or the ethylene family (HDPE/LDPE, etc.), acrylics are incredibly colour stable and require virtually no annual maintenance. This is why we have chosen this core polymer for the surface of our decking product, as over the duration of its life it will suffer virtually no colour loss from UV degradation”. How much can customers customise? “Customers can customise to their heart’s content. We offer a wide variety of decking products including our own Hampton, Trex, A&B Composite and Walksure (timber decking with a twist). If, however, a customer doesn’t like anything in our range we have many more decking products to offer from our extensive supply chain. From 2018 we will be introducing a decking tile which is a bit of a game changer in that it can be installed on a new project, or as a cover over an existing decking product such as timber, to remove the annual maintenance aspect. The tiles will come in a compact box, which means they are easy to transport. Genius!”

I understand you also offer Balustrade? “Yes we do! To complement our decking range we offer a number of balustrade options and colours. Our standard ‘picket’ style balustrade has met British Standards testing and is incredibly quick to install compared to traditional style balustrading. The system is a true work of art, of which has to be seen to be appreciated. One of its best features is the top handrail that includes an integrated LED track and when lit with our RGB LED lights looks amazing. We also offer a range of glass panel and stainless steel systems too, offering a modern look – used extensively with many new build designs”. If Hampton Decking has captured your interest, then get in-touch with their incredibly knowledgeable team. Call, email, or visit them at their showroom in Poole.

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Mighty Mushrooms On Toast Serves 1



2 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 4-5 chestnut mushrooms, roughly sliced 1 tsp dried sage Pinch salt & pepper

Heat a small pan with olive oil along with crushed garlic until sizzling.

Top the toast with the smashed avocado followed by the mighty mushrooms.

Meanwhile roughly slice the mushrooms adding them to the pan.

Optional Ingredients: 1 avocado, peeled and mashed Juice of 1/2 a lime Chilli flakes

Add the dried sage and a pinch of salt and pepper and fry for roughly 5 minutes, making sure to stir.

TIP: I like to charr my gluten free bread in a griddle pan. Once topped with the avocado and mushrooms I like to finish mine off with a drizzle of olive oil, extra chilli flakes and fresh sage (if I have any).

Prep: 5 mins; Cooking: 5 mins GF, DF, VG, V, RSF


Place your toast into a toaster or onto a griddle pan (which I prefer to get charr lines). Optional: Peel an avocado and add to a bowl along the juice of 1/2 a lime with a pinch of chilli flakes and mash with a fork.

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Peanut Butter & Miso Roasted Aubergines Serves 2-4



2 aubergines, sliced in half 2 tsp miso paste (I use brown rice miso) 3 tsp tamari 3 tsp maple syrup 2 tsp peanut butter 2 tsp water Chopped fresh herbs (optional) Sesame seeds (optional)

Pre-heat your oven to 200C

Prep: 5 mins; Cooking: 25 mins GF, DF, VG, V, RSF

Slice the aubergines in half. I like to char mine in a griddle pan (flesh side only) but this is optional Slice crisscross lines across the flesh, this helps to get the flavour deeper into the aubergine To make the glaze add the miso, tamari, maple syrup, peanut butter and water to a small mixing bowl and whisk until smooth

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Place the aubergines onto a baking tray and evenly cover with the glaze before placing in the oven for 25 minutes 131


Fluffy Free From Pancakes Makes 6-10 pancakes



200g gluten free self raising flour (I use doves farm) 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp chia seeds 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted 3 tbsp maple syrup 250ml unsweetened almond milk (you can try it with other plant milks)

In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients in the order above and whisk until smooth. Allow the mix to sit for 3-5 minutes to thicken slightly.

Prep: 10 mins; Freezing: 20-30 mins GF, DF, VG, V, RSF

Heat a pan on a medium heat adding some coconut oil to melt.

TIP: I like to top mine with blueberries and coconut yoghurt or just drizzled maple syrup! Recipe by James Wythe, www.healthylivingjames.co.uk

Simply pour in the mix from a height (this helps to keep the pancakes stay round) you can make them as large as you wish. Fry on either side for 30-45 seconds, until lightly golden.


Simply stack them up and top with whatever you want

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


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:


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.


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.


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.


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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AND RELAX… A common phrase we use but are we actually fully relaxing and unwinding? With day to day living becoming increasingly fast paced how good are we are totally shutting off and letting our body and mind recover? So how do you relax? Watch a movie, read a book, my favourite is pounding the pavements on a good run – which may clear my mind but certainly doesn’t give my body time to switch off. Of course, these activities will leave you feeling more rested, but have they really relaxed you? The answer is “no”— at least not effectively. That’s because relaxation should be both muscular and mental. The kind of deep relaxation recommended by health professionals is essential for your body to recover from the damaging effects of stress— and let’s face it: our modern lives are increasingly stressful. Relaxation is a mentally active process that leaves your body and your mind focused, calm, refreshed and, of course, relaxed. SO HOW DOES STRESS EFFECT OUR BODY ON A DAILY BASIS? Your body releases stress hormones (cortisol and adrenalin). If this is a rare event, it is not harmful at all. But think of a typical day when you’re constantly on the go and juggling competing priorities. How much of the time do you spend being “stressed out” or “wired”? Now, think of your poor body pumping stress hormones and nervous energy into tissues and organs, overworking them and wearing you down. Many of the common ailments that affect our quality of life, such as constant headaches, digestive problems, sleep difficulties and muscle aches, can be linked to this constant state of heightened stress.

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much adrenalin and cortisol can also have a harmful impact on your brain. That’s why you need to make time in your schedule to unwind, do nothing and yes—simply relax. The physiological changes that occur during relaxation are just the opposite to what happens when we are stressed. A comparison between stress and relaxation measured by EEG shows that our heart rate, muscle tone, blood pressure, sweating and hormone secretion increase during stress and decrease during relaxation. A lack of relaxation leads to multiple emotional and stress-related illnesses. Panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and depression are rampant. Stress depletes the body of endorphins and can lead to insomnia, and fatigue contributes to mood and relationship disorders. Anxiety and mood disorders don’t just make you feel bad, they are harmful for your health. For example, people who suffer from panic disorder are twice as likely as the general public to suffer from potentially fatal coronary artery disease.

Our bodies are simply not designed to function in a permanent state of ‘fight or flight’.

Seemingly unrelated illnesses may arise or worsen when you cannot relax. Migraine headaches, heart attacks, stroke, COPD, and irritable bowel syndrome are all negatively impacted by stress.

Long-term stress can cause high blood glucose levels, which in turn put you at risk of heart and kidney disease. And scientific evidence shows that too

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU RELAX? • Your heart rate slows down • Your breathing becomes slower and deeper

• Your blood pressure stabilises • Your muscles relax



HOW CAN RELAXATION BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH? • Reduces your stress levels • Boosts your immune system • Has an immediate effect on your energy levels and productivity It makes sense to take relaxation seriously, doesn’t it? Relaxation is an important aspect of self-care. It’s actually essential for your wellbeing, both physical and mental. HOW TO RELAX Now that you understand how important relaxation is to your health, you’ll find there are many techniques to help you relax. Many herbal supplements and medical relaxing aids are available over the counter. These can induce a calming effect and are said to help us cope with stress. But as with any medicine, long term use may lead to dependence or side effects. Check with your doctor before taking any new supplements. Likewise, there is no shortage of therapies and treatments that promote relaxation, a good massage can allow you to unwind and refocus. There are plenty of techniques you can try without even leaving home. Some are more intense than others. Yoga relaxation for instance is one of the more focused forms of rest. If you only have 5 minutes or less, here are my top 5 tips for quick relaxation:

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1. Practice breathing exercises. Inhale slowly and deeply. Then exhale slowly. 2. Listen to soothing music. 3. Do mental exercises such as visualisations. Envision yourself in a peaceful, calm place. 4. Meditate. Simply close your eyes and clear your mind of mental clutter. Focus on a positive mantra, or the flow of your breathing. 5. Go for a walk, somewhere quiet or not busy. It will help to clear your mind. Relaxation takes practice. Make time to relax as often as you can. Don’t wait for your next holiday or the odd weekend. Slow down and give yourself time to relax and rest deeply—your body and soul will thank you. RELAX AND LIVE WELL As you can see, if you do not take time out for relaxing, your health may be impaired. Fortunately the decision to make sure you stay well and get relaxation time is entirely yours. While watching a favourite television program or reading a book can be enjoyable, take time to relax by doing “nothing.” Doing nothing for a few minutes each day allows you time to notice how you feel physically , mentally and spiritually. You will begin to recognise aspects of your life that bring you pleasure and areas that need changing. Chic offer a full range of Massage, Complimentary and Holistic therapies that can aid relaxation and create a sense of well-being – visit and explore our website now at www. chicbeautyuk.co.uk to discover more.



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TATES LIQUOR & PLATES Bournemouth’s Soho district (a.k.a. The Triangle) has been getting a lot of attention recently, with new restaurants and bars popping up over the course of the last three years or so. The latest to join the parade is Tates; a trendy bar-kitchen serving carefully crafted cocktails and fan favourite fare. Well, being the dedicated reviewers we are, our team decided to pay this new it spot a visit and sample their signature liquor and plates concept for ourselves.

We arrived outside the former Ranchos restaurant one sunny Wednesday noon. Gone was the gaudy orange and bull-branded signage and in its place was a very grown up, very glamourous, cream, black and gold covering, with newly renovated period windows and a series of branded café barriers wrapping the curvilinear building. The team — with baited breath for the great unveiling — stepped inside and marveled at the equally spectacular renovated interior. The shell is a sugar, by using high-quality natural ingredients and making as many of our syrups and purees in house as possible.” Once we’d had the lowdown, Mitchell whizzed off to create some of these illustrious cocktails for us to try, and sure enough, he popped back with six AMAZING brews. Each and every one of them was artfully decorated and had clearly been given a lot of love and attention. If you get to visit them before the good weather is up, I highly recommend their take on a healthy Pina Colada; and it absolutely must be sipped in the sunshine, naturally.

modish combination of exposed brick, reclaimed wood and leather, covered with an array of framed posters, and chic memorabilia. The bar however, takes first prize, as it was in fact (like a lot of the furniture in there) handcrafted by the owners and their closest family and friends, who mucked in over many long days and nights to make it a central feature — effort that has well paid off. As if the stunning bar/dining area wasn’t enough, we were then led out to the two-storey, sun-flooded terrace decked out with cushioned rattan sofas and tables — it was heavenly.

We’re peered over the balcony to see the Bunker (as it known by the regulars) below, equally suited with chill-out seating zones in the semiopen air courtyard. We took our place over on the upper deck, soaking up the lunchtime rays. Soon enough, we were greeted by Head Mixologist, Mitchel Smith who took the time to explain the story behind the unique drinks menu: “People are becoming more and more health conscious, so we wanted to create a cocktail menu that kept up with people’s changing lifestyles. We worked really hard at reducing the

Now settled, and properly hydrated, it was time move onto the food. The theme is very eclectic with a mix of different styles, from pub classics like wings and burgers, right through to gourmet tapas and cheeseboards. So we decided to spread our choices across the options. A few tucked into burgers and wings — which were pretty tasty — whilst the rest nibbled on tapas. Among our favourite dishes were the Crab Mac & Cheese (delish!), the crispy Calamari (the perfect summer picky food) and the Tempura Prawns (simple but moreish). Overall, we give Tates two big thumbs up. It’s the perfect place for cocktails and picky foods, surrounded by good friends in an amazing venue By Charlotte Williams t. 01202 296488 a. 17-19 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PW w. www.tatesliquorandplates.co.uk



WELCOME TO CROATIA Ancient walled cities and sapphire blue seas I don’t know about you, but it feels as if everyone and their family pet jetted off to Croatia this year — that or Ibiza. It seems to be THE place to visit this summer, but frankly, I’ve been unable to comment having not visited it personally, nor researched it all that much either…until now. I decided to enroll the help of my friend Lewis Bartlett to fill in some of the blanks and create this handy travel guide. WHERE TO STAY Croatia is an Eastern European country on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It’s pretty special, with a wide variety of landscapes made up of over 1000 small (and smaller) islands.

Whether you love green pastures, sandy beaches or ancient cities, Croatia has it all. The most popular spots — the likes of which have been the backdrop to several famous films and TV series — are situated inland, including the capital Zagreb; famed for its distinctive Austro-Hungarian architecture, in particular the medieval Gornji Grad (a.k.a. Upper Town).

RIGHT: Dubrovnik, Croatia Photo by Ivan Ivankovic on Unsplash BELOW: Korcula Old Town, Korčula, Croatia Photo by Hilthart Pedersen on Unsplash

The opportunities are endless here but we have narrowed down a few places you might want to explore. “Every city is like a postcard, unspoiled by traffic or loutish tourists. We travelled for 3 weeks with nonstop sunshine…hands down, one of the best countries I’ve ever visited.” —Lewis Bartlett Vodice; The Pastoral Fishing Village Vodice is a town in the Šibenik-Knin County of Croatia. A former fishing village turned pleasure port, Vodice offers everything you could want as a tourist, with all the charm of a local’s hangout. The harbour is where the magic happens, with a plethora of restaurants, cafes and boutique shops overlooking to dreamy blue waters. It’s best enjoyed on the sea, so be sure (if you can) to get out on it!


LEFT: Boats of Cavtat, Cavtat, Croatia Photo by Conor Rees on Unsplash


Dubrovnik; The Walled City Bucolic and bewitching the ancient city of Dubrovnik is overflowing with rich culture and history. The Old Town, which is enclosed by soaring high limestone walls — not unlike something from a fairy tale — is lined with endless photo-worthy cobbled streets, baroque buildings and the infinite sparkle of the Adriatic Sea. It has seen an enormous increase in visitors, since airing in several episodes of blockbusting TV series Game of Thrones (Kings Landing, for those who are in the know). “You have to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park — the water so clear. We went swimming in the waterfalls, and took our go pro under the water to look at the fish, it was so transparent you’d have thought you were in an aquarium.” —Lewis Bartlett RIGHT: Photo by Sven on Unsplash



WHAT TO DO Discover Vis Vis is a remote island, loved by locals and tourists alike. It has more sandy beaches than most islands in the country, but has retained its traditional charm, as it was off-limits to foreigners for decades, being used as an army base. Here you can enjoy life’s simple pleasures, sipping local wine, freshly caught fish and other produce in the gorgeous sunshine. RIGHT: Stinva beach on Vis island idyllic bay, Dalmatia, Croatia BELOW: Photo by Sven on Unsplash

Visit the National Parks Croatia is famous for its plethora of lustrous national parks, but there is one in particular you absolutely MUST work into your trip schedule. Plitvice Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.km forest reserve in central Croatia, known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls — one of which, Veliki Slap, is 78m-high! This spot is a real testament to how uplifting and life affirming natural beauty can be, and it’s a great place to get lost and soul search for the day. Harbouside Splendor in Hvar Hvar is a small, but perfectly formed, town known for its luxurious marine lifestyle and idyllic setting. If the marble-lined streets aren’t enough to convince you, then the incredible gothic palaces and surrounding 13thcentury walls certainly will. This is a beautiful spot for soaking up the lavish atmosphere and enjoying a decadent meal or drinks in the fading sun.

LEFT: Nationalpark Plitvicer Seen, Kroatien Photo by Pascal Habermann on Unsplash


RIGHT: Trogir, Croatia Photo by Sergii Gulenok on Unsplash


RIGHT: Hvar, Croatia Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash

WHAT TO EAT Exclusively Croatian cuisine is somewhat difficult to pin down, due to the nature of its location. Whilst Croatia falls under Eastern Europe it’s also on a boat (or lengthy car ride) away from Italy, and its bordering countries in the Med. So essentially what you end up with is an insatiable blend of the heartier stews and casseroled meats of the Balkans along with the famous flavours of the Mediterranean. Both sides of the coin share the common love of fish, and Croatia is a hotbed for it teetering on the water’s edge. Keeping all of this in mind, here are a few dishes that you are mostly likely to see on the menu, and should definitely try. Crni Rizot Crni Rizot is a delicious risotto, where the ink from the squid colours the rice in a rich blue-black colour. It can be offputting if you’ve never seen or tried it before — as I discovered on a holiday in Italy when I order the similar squid-ink pasta —but I implore you to take a leap of faith (and possibly some form of bib) and trying this. It is usually topped with an array of delicious seafood, including squid (of course) mussels, clams and other shellfish. RIGHT: Štrbacki buk, Donji Lapac, Croatia Photo by Irfan Alijagic on Unsplash

Pašticada Informally known as the “Queen of Dalmatian cuisine”, Pašticada is arguably one of the most popular traditional dishes, and it really is a labour of love, in some cases taking days to prepare. First the beef is marinated in vinegar, and then braised slowly with vegetables in a rich red sweet and sour sauce, for 4 to 6 hours. After cooking, the vegetables are blended to make a thick sauce. The beef and sauce are plated with homemade Gnocchi pasta, et voilà! Škampi na Buzaru This is simple seafood at its finest. This dish most similarly represents a light stew of mainly crustaceans and shellfish. Scampi, shrimps, mussels or clams are shortly cooked with white wine, garlic, parsley, lemon and breadcrumbs — sometimes tomato paste too — to create a sweet, punchy, simple sauce for the fish to shine. Scoop up the sauce with some warm bread and it’s a winner. By Charlotte Williams ABOVE: Hvar, Croatia Löfvenberg on Unsplash



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

6TH, 7TH, 14TH, 15TH, 28TH & 29TH AUGUST CHILDRENS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY, FORE ADVENTURE The childrens outdoor adventure days in Dorset are spent exploring the local playground of cliffs, shore, sea, beach, woods and heathland in Studland. While content may vary day to day according to the tides and conditions we have a raft of activities and stimulating experiences that using all the senses aim to show how great the outdoors really is. Kayaking, beach based art, scavenger hunts, tool use, woodcraft, shelter building, foraging, fishing, rockpooling, bushcraft, stand up paddleboarding, wild cooking and snorkelling are just a handful of the outdoor antics they get up to. They have fuly qualified staff and are registered with AALA. Suggested age 7-14, £40pp, 09.30am - 4pm. Fore Adventure www.foreadventure.co.uk

9TH, 16TH, 23RD, 30TH AUGUST ROCKLEY’S SUMMER SPECTACULAR WITH FIREWORKS ON POOLE QUAY Get your groove on for Rockley’s Summer Spectacular as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay! Supported by Poole’s 5* family holiday park, Rockley Park and part of Wave 105 Summertime in the South, the free event is organised by Bournemouth & Poole Tourism with live music, entertainment and family fun before finishing with a firework finale over the largest natural harbour in Europe at 10pm!


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30TH AUGUST - 2ND SEPTEMBER AIR FESTIVAL, THE CUMBERLAND Experience the atmosphere of Air Festival located around the mid-air Central Display and Flight Path. With access to East Overcliff and the Beaches, there’s nowhere better to enjoy the individual service and comfort for your Corporate Events and Hospitality, or Air Show gathering with family and friends. Choose from their Poolside Lido, Elevated Ocean View Terraces or LPUK Ocean View Sky Bar with stunning Ocean Views (in the event of inclement weather their packages will be served in one of the wonderful Restaurants with informal seating available outside for viewing if required). With a range of packages available this is the perfect spot to enjoy the festival. The Cumberland oceanaeventsbournemouth.co.uk

14TH – 18TH AUGUST SLEEPING BEAUTY - A NEW MUSICAL, AT BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE This classic fairy tale is brought to life with original music and a host of magical characters. The King and Queen are throwing a party to celebrate the birth of their beautiful daughter Princess Aurora. Everyone is invited - everyone apart from Narcissus, a cruel and wicked Fairy. When Narcissus discovers she hasn’t been invited to the birthday celebrations she gate-crashes and curses the baby Princess! It’s left up to the good Fairies, Bluebell, Primrose and Tulip to try and save the day! Narcissus’ dark magic is so powerful that the good Fairies can’t stop it but they can alter it; rather than die by pricking her fingers on a spinning wheel Aurora will fall into a deep sleep and can only be saved by a true love’s kiss. Sixteen years later, as Aurora is getting ready for her birthday party Narcissus arrives disguised as a kind old lady, and tempts Aurora away. Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

10TH MAY - 5TH SEPTEMBER BOURNEMOUTH BIG WHEEL, PIER APPROACH The Big Wheel tourist attraction is back at Pier Approach for the Summer season. Visitors and residents will be able to enjoy stunning, panoramic views of Bournemouth from the big wheel standing more than 100 feet tall. The big wheel will be in Bournemouth’s re-landscaped Pier Approach area and will run from 10am – 10pm daily. Bournemouth Big Wheel

28TH – 29TH JULY BOURNEMOUTH MARATHON FESTIVAL AND GREAT SOUTH RUN Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, is encouraging members of the community to do something extraordinary and take part in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and Great South Run to support children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset. There are many running events taking place during the weekend of 6 – 7 October including a full marathon, supersonic 10k, supernova 5k and junior runs from 1k to 5k. No matter your fitness level or age, the Bournemouth Marathon Festival provides a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get involved and raise money in aid of Diverse Abilities. For those who want to travel further afield and join 20,000 runners, The Great South Run offers a flat 10-mile route in Portsmouth on 21 October. Enjoy exclusive access through the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum. For further information about the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and Great South Run, plus how to sign up with a Diverse Abilities charity place, please visit www. diverseabilities.org.uk/runwithus. By taking part in a running event for Diverse Abilities, 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. If running isn’t your thing, find out what other exciting events Diverse Abilities has to offer by visiting www. diverseabilities.org.uk/events or call the fundraising team on 01202 718266. Poole Quay www.diverseabilities.org.uk/runwithus

13TH JULY - 27TH AUGUST SUMMER LIVE, BOURNEMOUTH SQUARE Back for 2018 is Summer Live which sees great free live entertainment in Bournemouth Square. There is a wide range of events and attractions including: • Acoustic live music • Spoken Word • Al Fresco Art • Outdoor bar • Live art demonstrations • Kids entertainment Keep up to date for any amendments by visiting the Summer Live Facebook page. Summer Live www.facebook.com/BournemouthSquareLive




The New Modish Chinese Restaurant You Have to Try Who among us hasn’t lusted over the thought of a proper Chinese? We all have our own favourite little place; usually some branch of tinsel-roofed eatery, which, I might add, several of serve some seriously delicious food, but it doesn’t necessarily scream of the ultimate fine dining experience — until now. A blend of traditional and contemporary cooking, 1805 brings fresh, authentic Chinese flavours to the table, in an unashamedly luxury setting. From the moment you arrive at the amorously lit foyer, and peek through the solid oak room divider, you know you’re in for something special. Much like I did, when my boyfriend/co-reviewer and I attended the grand opening last Sunday.

the manager, was answered to this tune: “Inspired by Chinese history, the name of the restaurant marks the year that the first Chinese man became an established British citizen — a significant moment in history and a move so rare it required an Act of Parliament”.

The atmosphere was a-buzz with the sound of local bloggers, journalists and foodie socialites alike. Adam (the boyfriend/co-reviewer character I mentioned) and I made our way towards the welcome wagon, otherwise known as a table full of alcoholic goodies and canapés — priorities. Red was my drink of choice for the evening, which was a handpicked Chilean merlot — brand name, ‘de Gras’ for anyone wondering — that went down a treat with its subtly woody and rich berry flavours. The first of the canapés we tried was, for lack of a better description, Cuttlefish Ball; a crispy coated, fish bon bon that burst with flavour as you bit into it. Wine and ball in hand it was time to politely peruse the venue. We positioned ourselves next to the bar and scanned the space. It’s an incredibly expansive space, split into different nooks made up by the solid oak beam room dividers, that also double up as shelves in some places, housing an array of exquisite Chinese artifacts. The lighting is in plentiful supply, but set to perfect level for dining (just enough to read the menu, but not enough to un-do the mood). Whilst we were there taking it all in, the once stationary canapés were now on the move, and the second to try was an absolute classic: prawn toast. It was golden, crispy and sinfully moreish. We continued our now habitual routine of nibbling, sipping and scanning in a state of utter euphoria, expect for the one thing that kept playing on our mind, “what does 1805 even mean?”. Our question, which I later posed to

The tolling of symbols led us all to the terrace, where a traditional Chinese Lion Dance — a blessing of good fortune — was about to begin. It was a magical experience and an opportunity to genuinely share in the joy and open-armed hospitality of the owners and all the staff. We followed the dancers and band back through the entrance and into the restaurant, where the procession was concluded with the two “lions” sealing the deal, as guests were encouraged to take their seats. The food was served family style, with platters of each dish placed in the middle of the table to sample amongst the group. It was a whirlwind of flavour, and stylish plating and the service was second to none. We left 1805 feeling energised at the thought of coming back time and time again for more special evenings like this. I recommend paying them a visit and seeing what all the fuss is about for yourself. a. Unit 1 West Coast, Beacon Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5ER. w. www.1805.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook. com/1805bournemouth Instagram: www.instagram. com/1805_bournemouth By Charlotte Williams


Property Experts

Lower Parkstone £749,950

EPC Rating: B

Corfe Mullen £669,000

EPC Rating: D

Fantastic luxury four bedroom, two bathroom contemporary home boasting fabulous views of Poole harbour and surrounding areas. The house has a large open plan lounge/kitchen area, utility room/study, terraces from the master bedroom and living area, garden, plus garage and parking space. No forward chain!

Secluded plot in semi-rural location, character family home, attractive views over gardens. Accommodation comprises; four bedrooms, three receptions, utility room, large conservatory, two bathrooms plus GF cloakroom and a large garage. Built circa 1930’s, original features and fireplace with wood burner.

Moriconium Quay, Poole £1,995 pcm

Talbot Woods £3,000 pcm

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.

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EPC Rating D

A beautifully presented four double bedroom detached family house located close to Westbourne and Talbot Woods. The property offers one bathroom and two shower rooms plus fantastic modern open plan living areas on the ground floor. Large garden with pond, summer house and decked area, perfect for entertaining.

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Property Experts

Christchurch £2,500,000

Christchurch £805,000

A rare opportunity to purchase this stunning, five bedroom Georgian property which boasts arguably the best river views in Christchurch and must be one of the most photographed. The. current owners of this beautiful family home have lived here for over 30 years and enjoyed the many attractions of this desirable market town.

A practically new and uniquely designed detached five bedroom, three bathroom, contemporary style home with over 2088 sq. ft. of living space and superbly landscaped gardens with various paved seating areas plus an extensive decked area with panoramic views over Christchurch.

Christchurch £474,950

Christchurch £250,000

EPC Rating E

Presented in excellent condition throughout this luxury three bedroom town house in secure gated development with parking and outside space situated in prime town centre location just moments from The Quay and River, Christchurch Priory and Shops.

EPC Rating D

EPC Rating D

A larger than average purpose built two double bedroom ground floor maisonette with Share of Freehold and garage situated in a lovely residential close in West Christchurch. Benefits include a large covered terrace leading from the living/dining room.


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