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CONTENT

WHAT’S INSIDE...

10 THE BOOKCASE The latest books reviewed

14 INDIVIDUAL DESIGNS From Kitchen Craft Direct

56 RETAIL THERAPY Chargers

20 NEWS The latest local news

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KITCHEN CRAFT

56 OPEN HOUSE 24 OPEN HOUSE Hearnes Ringwood Key Drummond Edwards Bournemouth

30 FOR SALE

Local properties for sale

31 TO LET

Local properties to let

104 ASK THE EXPERT Move On rentals

136 MORTGAGE ADVICE Debbie J Boyes

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 50 10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GARDEN Local garden inspiration

52 HOUSE INTO HOME Emma-Jayne interiors

58 INTERIOR DESIGN 3 steps to design heaven

74 BE CREATIVE Add some colour to your home

84 PROPERTY PERSONALIZED Make the walls your own

134 DIY Ask Big Al

137 GARDENING Is your garden a gold mine?

58 DESIGN HEAVEN 4


112 AMAZING PLACES Vietnam

MOTORING

112 VIETNAM

156 MOTORING NEWS

FOOD & DRINK 144 CHIC BEAUTY Beauty tips

146 LUXURY HAMPERS

ON THE COVER

From Virginia Hayward

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149 LOCAL FOOD

Cottonwood recipe

150 DADDY COOL Dad fashion

158 TAKE A BREAK Puzzles

ABOUT US

159 RECRUITMENT The latest local jobs

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Local trades & services

161 WHAT’S ON

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NEWS

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NEWS

The latest news storys in your area.

ST QUINTIN FERNDOWN STAFF CELEBRATE OFFICE 2ND ANNIVERSARY The St Quintin Property Group have just celebrated its second anniversary of its Ferndown office and the future is certainly looking prosperous for both the sales and lettings team. Having started and run numerous offices within the Dorset area, this family run business is proud to announce that this particular office has been their most successful office to date with sales and revenue surpassing all previous ventures. The unique marketing strategies that incorporates the use of national newspaper and radio campaigns have been instrumental in the success of this office with the assistance of a highly professional, experienced and motivated team of property professionals. With turnover increasing month on month watch out for the expansion of The St Quintin Property Group, a name that has always put the best interests of the clients before profit, giving them an unrivalled reputation in the property market.

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BEAUTY ESSENCE OPENS LUXURY BEAUTY PARLOUR Beauty Essence has recently opened a luxurious beauty parlour in The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel. We aim to provide all guests and clients with the absolute finest in beauty therapy and complementary treatments to suit individual needs, as well as excellent customer service. Kelly’s friendly yet professional attitude and reputation for excellence, benefits The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel and nonresident customers. Beauty Essence offers a full range of quality, relaxing beauty treatments for everyone including massages, facials,

nail treatments, waxing, make-up, eye lash tinting, eye lash extensions, tanning and our exciting NU Skin Galvanic treatments. Combined with my knowledge and advice provide you with optimum benefits using the latest beauty products. I am a qualified beautician and trained to a high standard and ensure continuous training for optimum benefit for you, and all my customers. Whether you seek pampering and relaxation, Beauty Essence makeover, for your wedding, baby shower, ladies day or any other special occasions or even skin

rejuvenation, Beauty Essence is the perfect place to retreat with exclusive use available to all hotel guests and non-residents and bespoke packages available. We are situated in The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth’s newest & most exciting boutique hotel which exudes chic, contemporary decadence combined with exceptional comfort in Bournemouth’s eastcliff prestigious seafront location. For further information contact Kelly Millford - 07887 521557 www.beautyessence.co.uk info@beautyessence.co.uk

UNITED’S CHARITABLE DONATION Dorset’s largest taxi fleet, United is supporting the Bournemouth Mayor’s charities. Over the years the drivers have supported various worthy local causes and this year they are contributing towards the charities that Mayor, Councillor Dr Rodney Cooper has chosen, two of these being Wessex Cancer Trust and Diverse Abilities Plus are particularly close to the cabbies hearts for various personal reasons. Derek Heritage, Marketing Director for United said: “We work very closely with Bournemouth Borough Council and it seemed only

right to add our bit to the pot, we advertise various local businesses on our cabs and are now donating 10% of the net worth of the advertising to these selected charities and our drivers are only too happy to offer this.” United also run a campaign alongside Bournemouth University known as SSHH (Silent Students, Happy Homes) and it goes without saying that come September this will once again come into effect. Above all it’s about caring for the local community and this is the mantra of this popular taxi firm – work with the

people and show concern for the local residents, this way everyone is happy and BU really want to uphold this by working with a reliable and considerate taxi firm.

Poole-based J M Watts Commercial Property has recently completed a deal to acquire the freehold of the former Methodist Church in Westbourne, Bournemouth on behalf of Swift Investments in London. The eighteenth century building is currently occupied by national giant Tesco and Rock Restaurant, who converted the first floor retaining much of the building’s unique features. “It was a complex deal to get over the line and we are very pleased to have secured a good, long-term investment for our client in a superb building and location. Beyond the obvious attraction of a multinational tenant like Tesco, our client was impressed with Rock Restaurant as well as their brand overall.” commented Jason Watts. This deal comes off the back of J M Watts witnessing an upturn in the investment market recently and an increase in enquiries from London-based investment companies looking to acquire property on the south coast. For further information, please contact J M Watts on 01202 461586.


NEW AUCTION METHOD OFF TO A FLYING START George Lawrence, Sales Manager of Chiswell & Co in Bournemouth Town Centre is pleased to announce the recent success of their modern method auction in partnership with IAM Sold Ltd. Having just agreed a sale on a two bed apartment in the town centre, he comments: “This is the first time we have used the modern method auction to find a buyer, but it has great benefits for both seller and buyer alike. For motivated vendors who are keen to find a buyer and complete in a quick timescale, the pricing strategy sees increased levels of interest. Once the auction is finished a buyer shows secure commitment to the property, not only by putting down a reservation fee but by agreeing

to exchange contracts within 28 days. What’s more, there is the option to pay NO SALES COMMISSION, with just a cost of preparing an Auction Pack.” As a buyer you get the same security of not being gazumped once the auction has ended. “Although this is not a very common method of selling in the local area at present, it has seen great success in other parts of the country, and is now an added tool to our marketing services”. If you have a property that you feel could benefit from being sold by modern method auction, or for more information, please contact George on 01202 265030 or visit www.chiswellandcoauctions.com

THE LUXURY TRAVEL PLANNER EXCLUSIVE LUNCH To celebrate the launch of The Luxury Travel Planner, they are holding an exclusive lunch event which is sponsored by Oceania Cruises & Travel 2 at The Hotel Cumberland in Bournemouth on the 6th September 2013 between 12:00 and 15:30. Come along to a Champagne Reception,

presentations by the official sponsors, a sumptuous 2 course lunch, exclusive discounts on the day and a prize draw. Tickets are available at £28.95 per person and can be obtained by calling Moreno Intranova on 07803 409878

LINE UP REVEALED FOR PARTY IN THE PARK Listed below are the bands due to play at Party in the Park in Ashley Cross on Saturday 7th and 8th September. Supporting Wessex Cancer Trust and in association with Meridian Lifts, the event will offer something for everyone and all ages, tickets are just £3.00 for either day or £5.00

for the weekend with kids under 12 going free. Tickets are available now from The Cow, Patrick’s, The Dancing Grove, Frost & Co in Ashley Cross, Fitness First in Bournemouth and Lighthouse Poole. Gates open at 12.00 each day with the first band coming on at 2.00pm.

Compere and DJ Martyn the Hat will be playing cool tunes in between the live acts with a special guest appearance from the infamous Dame Kitty and Fitness First will be performing a Zumba class for keen, keep fit enthusiasts to join in before the first band with more to follow throughout the day…

EXCELLETENT PROPERTIES IN FORDINGBRIDGE These two well presented properties in Fordingbridge, the first in River Mews, a secluded mews cottage the second a recently refurbished ground floor flat with garden were both let within 48 hours of each other. The first property benefited from modern fitted kitchen, private garden, gas central heating and local gated, permit parking. The property is situated in the heart of Fordingbridge. The initial let was agreed for 6 months at a rental of £775 PCM and the property has an EPC Rating Band C.

The second property in Ashburn Court, a two bedroom, ground floor flat, benefited from a private maintained garden, recent refurbishment including new electric heaters, allocated space in a carport and an excellent location close to the Town centre. The initial let was agreed for 6 months and the asking rental of £750 PCM. The property has an EPC Rating Band E. Goadsby are extremely proud to announce that this property was recently sold by the

Fordingbridge office to a new Buy To Let Landlord, who then carried out refurbishment and then instructed us to secure a tenant for them. If you are thinking of starting or expanding your portfolio we would be very keen to discuss your options and provide current advice on the best Buy To Let Deals currently available. If you would like a free market appraisal please contact Simon Whitlock in the Ringwood office on 01425 470283 or email by simon.whitlock@goadsby.com

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BOOKCASE

THE BOOKCASE A look at the latest book releases, unwrapped, laid bare and reviewed.

HARVEST BY JIM CRACE

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Harvest is published in hardback by Picador, priced £16.99 (ebook £7.26). Available now.

Her well-drawn central characters explore the mechanics of loneliness and despair...

The title Harvest does little to convey the myriad of concepts at the core of this compelling tale. Change, progress, acceptance - they’re all here, woven skilfully by award-winning writer Jim Crace into a timeless story that everyone can relate to. In this, we’re taken through a week-long journey of life in an unnamed English village set sometime in the medieval age, told through the eyes of widower Walter Thirsk. After harvesting season ends, a group of strangers arrive, and the suspicion they provoke in the villagers eventually leads into a series of events that change the inhabitants’ lives forever. Thought-provoking and poetically written with a profound attention to detail, Crace creates an intriguing moral fable that will stay with you long after you’ve finished the last page. It’s certainly another enchanting novel to add to his growing catalogue of best-sellers. Review by Mary Ann Pickford

7/10 HUMAN REMAINS BY ELIZABETH HAYNES Human Remains is published in paperback by Myriad, priced £7.99 (ebook £6.07). Available now. How well do you know your neighbours? Would you notice if you didn’t see them for a while - or be unaware that anything was amiss until a bad smell began to linger? Those are the questions that this pacy new thriller, in which a policewoman discovers that dozens of people aren’t found until months after death, aims to answer. Is there something sinister going on? In this - her third thriller in as many years - Elizabeth Haynes plays with society’s mistrust of the loner. Her well-drawn central characters explore the mechanics of loneliness and despair, while the action - and there’s enough of that - taps into the deep-seated fear of dying alone. From the gruesome opening gambit to the thrilling denouement, this might not be one for the fainthearted (or lonely), but it’s very hard to leave it alone.

THE LIBRARY OF UNREQUITED LOVE BY SOPHIE DIVRY

Review by Sarah Warwick

4/10

The Library of Unrequited Love is published in hardback by MacLehose Press, priced £10 (ebook £6.33) Available now. Sophie Divry's first novel is a conversation between a librarian and a reader who she finds has been locked inside the library overnight - except only the librarian's dialogue is recorded. The librarian loves her job but is bitter that she is running the geography section in the basement rather than the exciting history shelves. She explains the Dewey system to her customer in detail and laments that regular library user Martin fails to respond to the fact she loves him - despite only having spoken to him once. At 92 pages, this is easy to read. But it's also easy to put down, as the librarian's ramblings are annoying and her bizarre ideas are distracting rather than thought-provoking. This really could have worked but, unfortunately, it doesn’t. Review by Caroline Davison

7/10 CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK: INFINITE SKY BY CJ FLOOD Infinite Sky by CJ Flood is published in hardback by Simon & Schuster, priced £9.99 (ebook £5.99). Available now. Infinite Sky is a poignant coming-of-age debut from writer CJ Flood. It tells the story of 13-year-old Iris’s summer after her mother leaves home and gypsies set up camp behind her house. The book starts with a funeral, leaving the reader guessing whether it will be her new gypsy boyfriend or tearaway brother in the coffin. When the book comes full circle at the end, only the stoniest of hearts won’t feel the pain experienced by the young protagonist. Aimed at a young adult audience, Infinite Sky is gripping but realistic. It goes much further than your typical teen love story, unravelling the complexity of real-life romances, as opposed to the sugar-coated fantasy we have become accustomed to. The book has already received glowing reviews, and it’s not hard to see why. Infinite Sky flows nicely from page to page and is an easy, heart-felt, engaging read for teenage or twenty-something readers. Review by Nicole Gallagher

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Andrew has been an author of action-thrillers since 2006. His first novel ‘The Constantine Legacy’ took two years to write and over 200 applications to various publishers before a deal was secured in America. He has since written three more novels in the Jake Dillon series, ‘Dead Men Don’t Bite’, Shroud of Concealment’ and the most recent, the eagerly awaited ‘Chimera Code’ which was published in December 2012. The ‘Chimera Code’ took Andrew on a new journey – one of self-publishing, and he watches with interest while the powers of social media, and the intrigue in Jake’s latest adventures from his ever-growing international fan-base reflect in the popularity of the new book. Andrew is based in the UK on the south coast in Dorset and those who know the area virtually ‘live’ the action scenes surrounding the stunning Poole Harbour, as they do with all the settings of Jake’s exploits around the world from Santorini to Marrakech. Andrew writes with passion, energy, soul, intellect and just enough irreverence in the face of the establishment to undeniably connect with readers off the pages of any one of his fantastic novels, most of which have recently been reprinted.

8/10 THE DIARIES OF A FLEET STREET FOX The Diaries Of A Fleet Street Fox is published in paperback by Constable, priced £8.99 (ebook £5.55). Available now. Having built up a huge following for her acerbic blog and tweets, The Fleet Street Fox has now outed herself as former Sunday Mirror reporter Susie Boniface, a tabloid hack for nearly 20 years. Her first book promises to be The Truest Tabloid Tale You’ll Ever Read but first and foremost, it’s the tale of her messy divorce from the man she calls only ‘Twatface’. The book starts with her in a cell, having been arrested for throwing a flower pot through the window of the woman her husband is cheating on her with. Each chapter is headed with the number of days since this incident, sparked when Boniface channelled all her reporter skills into exposing her wayward husband and tracking him down. We’re introduced to the colourful bunch of misfits that constitute her newsroom colleagues and get a warts ‘n’ all glimpse of tabloid life - and the trials of divorce. She’s a feisty one and is at her y funniest when using her husband’s toothbrush to clean the toilet eor acdescribing Leg tin stan Con But her endless the games, banter and general drunkenness of the newsroom. The stream of consciousness over why her husband was so mean, while at first is refreshing, can become laboured towards the end, when you’re rooting for her to move on, finally get over him and embrace singledom.

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Rare opportunity to purchase a lock up garage close to the beach and harbour ø parking area in front ø Best Offers by Thursday 5th Sept

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Detached house ø 4/5 bedrooms ø 2 bath/shower rooms ø 2/3 receptions ø kitchen/dining room ø utility ø south garden ø EPC = C

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Guide £775,000

SANDBANKS, poole

CANFORD CLIFFS, poole

State of the art townhouse ø 4 bedrooms ø kitchen/dining room ø top floor lounge ø 2 balconies and terrace ø garage with studio ø EPC = C

3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø lounge/dining room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø sun terrace ø double garage ø indoor pool ø EPC=D

Guide £845,000

Guide £995,000

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BOURNEMOUTH

WEDGWOOD DRIVE

£440,000

£339,950

A seven bedroom, five reception detached house with an additional one bedroom ground floor annexe, situated in a quiet residential street

A three bedroom Neo Georgian house situated in the sought after location of Wedgwood Drive and within Lilliput and Baden Powell School catchment.

Level walk to the shops & beaches | home and income potential | large garden 5 off road parking spaces | 5 bathrooms

Three bedrooms | two receptions | modern bathroom | downstairs WC | garage

BOSCOMBE SPA £164,950

SOUTHBOURNE

LOWER PARKSTONE £400,000 HIGHLAND ROAD

An unusual two bedroom sea view apartment located in the east wing of Burlington Mansions

A spacious two bedroom converted ground floor A beautifully presented three bedroom detached apartment situated within close proximity to shops family home, modernised throughout.

A well presented 1930’s detached family home which has been re-modelled and modernised in recent years.

Communal gym | road parking | sea views | open plan living areas | holiday lets permitted

No forward chain | two double bedrooms | spacious Three bedrooms | luxury kitchen/dining room | lounge | bathroom | fitted kitchen large westerly garden | off road parking

Five bedrooms | four en-suite bathrooms | annex potential | off road parking

BOSCOMBE MANOR

IFORD

£215,000

£177,500

£359,950

LOWER PARKSTONE

£259,950

£549,950

LOWER PARKSTONE

£235,000

A two bedroom second floor flat set within the sought after location of Boscombe Manor

A four bedroom chalet residence situated in a popular area with views over Iford playing fields

A three bedroom 1930s semi-detached family home in need of some modernisation.

An attractive three bedroom character family home within walking distance of Penn Hill Village.

Allocated parking | spacious rooms | large open plan living/kitchen area | sea glimpses

Lounge/dining area | two bathrooms | security entrance | gardens with newly fitted decking

Three bedrooms | two receptions | garage | off road parking | character property

Three bedrooms | large open plan living | quiet location | off road parking

SOUTHBOURNE | 01202 434365 southbourne@winkworth.co.uk

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BRANKSOME PARK

£384,950

£359,950

A perfectly presented third floor cliff top apartment within this modern development situated conveniently close to Bournemouth Town centre.

This spacious third floor apartment is beautifully presented and is exceptionally bright and spacious. All rooms enjoy tree top views.

Two double bedrooms | two bathrooms | south westerly aspect sun balcony | luxury high specification kitchen | stunning panoramic sea views

Two double bedrooms | two reception rooms | large luxury kitchen breakfast room | underground parking

BRANKSOME PARK

£349,950

BRANKSOME PARK

£345,000

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BRANKSOME PARK

£379,950

£259,950

Three bedrooms | two bathrooms | two underground parking spaces | South facing patio

Two double bedrooms | en-suite to master bedroom | underground parking | large balcony

Three double bedrooms | two reception rooms | large sun balcony | double garage

Two double bedrooms | two reception rooms | two bathrooms | large south facing balcony

£269,950

WESTBOURNE

BRANKSOME PARK

£219,950

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This spacious third floor apartment enjoys a beautiful aspect onto the communal gardens

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A bright and spacious second floor apartment situated in the heart of Branksome Park

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This apartment is situated on the ground floor of this prestigious building close to Westbourne

WESTBOURNE

£224,950

£134,950

A town house style property situated in the popular Alum Chine offering versatile living accomodation

This large character ground floor apartment is offered for sale with no chain

A tastefully refurbished ground floor purpose built apartment situated on the Avenue

This apartment is situated close to Westbourne and benefits from secure underground parking

Three bedrooms | two bathrooms | private entrance | private patio

Two double bedrooms | beautifully presented | private courtyard | allocated parking

Two double bedrooms | two bathrooms | south facing balcony | garage

One double bedroom | underground parking | short walk to Westbourne | share of Freehold

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Canford Cliffs ÂŁ2,950 PCM Character detached house in one acre of gardens and woodland, with a good degree of privacy within walking distance of shops. Four Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | New Kitchen | New bathrooms | Recently redecorated | Separate Studio

Canford Cliffs Offers around ÂŁ274,950 Ground floor apartment set in approx 1 acre of grounds with flat walk to Canford Cliffs Village. Three bedrooms | Private Patio | Kitchen | Lounge with doors to patio | Bathroom and separate cloakroom Share of Freehold | Garage

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Mudeford £599,950 or £1495 PCM A stunning individual property with views over the Harbour towards Hengistbury Head. Three bedrooms | Three en-suite shower/bathrooms | Luxury kitchen/diner with some Harbour views | Good size south facing sitting room | UPVC conservatory | Double garage

Mudeford £825,000 A spacious and modern home in prime waterside location with spectacular views of Christchurch Harbour. Stunning contemporary town house | Glass lift to all floors | Impressive top floor kitchen/dining room | South facing sun balcony & large roof terrace | Two separate garages with off-road parking

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STUNNING LAKE VIEWS BEAUTIFULLY RE-BUILT

A stunning detached four bedroom ‘New England’ style property situated in a most enviable semi-rural location just on the outskirts of Ringwood town on approximately 0.43 of an acre with exceptional lake views. The property has been beautifully extended and re-built by the current owners to provide spacious accommodation with versatile living space which might offer annexe potential subject to planning permission, it also offers a good degree of natural lighting and has been finished to a high standard using quality materials, providing immense charm and character but maintaining modern convenience. The residence is approached at the front through private gates with brick pillars onto gravel off road parking for several cars and a motorhome with access to the garage complex and the rear garden. Internally there is a large hallway with access to a boarded loft space, a cloakroom/wc and a utility room with plumbing and a basin. Solid Oak wood flooring flows into an exceptional living space which combines the kitchen/dining and sitting room which makes an ideal space for a family with a fabulous roof lantern with electric roof vents, two bi-folding doors bringing the outside in and a log burner with brick surround and oak mantle for those cosy evenings, the kitchen area has base and wall units with Juperano Florence worktops, an island and breakfast bar, display cabinets, a dishwasher, Combi microwave/oven, range cooker with extractor fan and American Style fridge/freezer which are both available by separate negotiation. There are four bedrooms all benefitting from t.v points and internet connections and two bathrooms which have a separate shower cubicle, vanity cupboard, Travertine marble tiling and a heated towel rail, although one is ensuite to the master bedroom and also has ‘his’ and ‘her’ basins and ‘his ‘ and ‘hers’ walk through robe. Externally, the rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, but separated into two garden areas by a wraparound decking. There is fencing to one side providing a separate secluded garden with a children’s play area. The main garden has stunning views over the lake and a large summer house which has been well insulated and provides a radiator, power and lighting. In addition, there is a large workshop/ games room which could offer potential as an annexe (subject to planning permission) and has also been well insulated; this is accessed via a gravel pathway. This flexible space has power and lighting, bi-folding doors and plumbing for a toilet. Viewing highly recommended to truly appreciate the location, size, character and views this delightful home has to offer, an exceptionally rare gem being offered with no forward chain. AGENTS NOTES: There may be potential to purchase additional land/paddocks SITUATION: Ringwood offers a weekly street market, in addition to comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities. The A.31 and A.338 provide transportation links to Bournemouth (12 miles), Southampton (16 miles) and Salisbury (18 miles). The open New Forest is within two miles distance

FREEHOLD

£799,950 HEARNES ESTATE AGENTS RINGWOOD 01425 489955 www.hearnes.com

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Sandy beaches lie less than a mile away at Branksome Dene Chine and Westbourne being within close proximity.

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HIDDEN ARTS & CRAFTS GENTLEMANS RESIDENCE BRANKSOME PARK A substantial family house constructed in 1935 set in landscaped grounds occupying a delightful and secluded position within the much sought after residential area of Branksome Park. The property benefits from retaining most of its original charm and character with spacious accommodation over two floors. Sandy beaches lie less than a mile away at Branksome Dene Chine and Westbourne being within close proximity.

FEATURES • Detached Four Bedroom Family Home • Swimming Pool in Landscaped Grounds

• Master Bedroom with Dressing Room • Three Bathrooms • Detached Double Garage

• Three Reception Rooms

FREEHOLD

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A DELIGHTFUL FAMILY HOME JUST A SHORT WALK FROM KINGS PARK

A beautiful older style extended and sympathetically improved family home, positioned on a wonderful mature and private plot in a very sought after tree lined road in the Queens Park/Littledown area of Bournemouth. The owners of this superb home have enjoyed and improved it, managing to create a modern home with versatile living space, whilst still maintaining its charm and integrity. There are lovely touches like original stripped panel doors and door furniture, decorative picture rails, superb oak floorboards through the entrance hall and stained glass front door and matching landing window. The kitchen has been fitted in a range of tasteful wood fronted units, with a central island with solid granite worktop, built-in Neff fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave and stainless steel Britannia Range style cooker with matching canopy. The property further benefits from a downstairs WC, three useful reception rooms (two having bay windows), four well-proportioned bedrooms, a stunning four piece family bathroom with separate shower cubicle and Villeroy & Boch bath, gas central heating, double glazing and cavity wall insulation. The rear garden extends to approximately 100’ in length with a north westerly aspect, and is enclosed by fencing, mature trees and shrubs/flower beds with a paved patio area. Toward the bottom of the garden is a fantastic timber outbuilding with a decked seating area, power and light, which would make an ideal office/gym. To the front is off road parking for three cars. Bournemouth Town Centre is within three miles, with its comprehensive range of shops, bars and restaurants and miles of award winning sandy beaches whilst the airport is approximately five miles away.

FEATURES • Fantastic Queens Park/Littledown Position • Delightful Private 100’ Rear Garden • Superb Family Bathroom • Retaining A Wealth Of Original Features

• Bespoke Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Three Versatile Reception Rooms • Lovely Timber Summer House/ Office/Gym • Ample Parking

LEESON ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH

£437,500 EDWARDS BOURNEMOUTH OFFICE 01202 555550 www.edwardestates,com

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TOP PROPERTIES

ALUM CHINE £315,000

SEAFRONT LOCATION OIEO £799,000 PENN HILL £239,950

A spacious maisonette within an easy walk to Westbourne and the beach. Superb lounge, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and modern fittings.

Luxury 2/3 bedroom penthouse with superb An immaculate 2 double bedroom, 2 bathroom seaviews. Residents only gym, 24 hour concierge service, ground floor apartment with the benefit of its own secure underground parking , cctv and video entry system.  private enclosed patio and parking.

HOMER & PARDY 01202 523212 www.mybournemouthhome.co.uk

DIMENSIONS 01202 397877 www.dimensionsps.com

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POOLE £67,500

COLEHILL, WIMBORNE £579,950

This one bedroom ground floor flat is ideally situated close to Westbourne it benefits from its own private entrance and private courtyard.

Stunning 4/5 chalet bungalow | Incredible architecture | Large plot backing on to woodland with rural views | Kitchen/ breakfast room | Utility room | Dining room | Three Modern Bathroom Suites

CONNELLS POOLE 01202 673977 www.connells.co.uk

ST QUINTIN PROPERTY GROUP 01202 877123 www.stqpropertygroup.co.uk

CORFE CASTLE, WAREHAM £550,000

WITCHAMPTON MILL £485,000

CYPRUS HOLIDAY HOME £235,000

Stunning Purbeck stone 4 bedroom house which combines a wealth of character features along with a contemporary style.

Located in a simply stunning and unique rural setting with breathtaking views, this wonderful home is set within the gated and private development.

Set on a 500m2 plot complete with swimming pool, gardens, built in bbq area and parking for more than 2 cars the property is located in the picturesque Xylofagou village.

GOADSBY 01929 552205 www.goadsby.com

EDWARDS 01202 842842 www.edwardestates.com

ISLAND HOMES 00357 99 472850 www.islandhomescyprus.com


SOUTHBOURNE £3,000 PCM

CANFORD CLIFFS £1,650 PCM

BRANKSOME PARK £1,395 PCM

A new house, with 180 degree sea views, situated just above a sandy beach. Detached House with 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms

A very large 2000 sqft plus ground floor apartment with sweeping views over delightful grounds.

Spacious town house presented in excellent decorative order. Close to local amenities and transport links.

CAPITAL & COASTAL LETTINGS 01202 217091 www.capitalandcoastal.co.uk

CAPITAL & COASTAL LETTINGS 01202 217091 www.capitalandcoastal.co.uk

CAPITAL & COASTAL LETTINGS 01202 217091 www.capitalandcoastal.co.uk

TO LET

Our favourite properties to let this issue.

BOURNEMOUTH £1,400 PCM

LANSDOWNE £650 PCM

The property is offered unfurnished with spacious lounge/diner, contemporary kitchen with integrated white goods, two bathrooms, conservatory leading out on to a private garden, garage and a large driveway with parking for 2 cars. This property is modern throughout and decorated to a high standard.

Modern and recently refurbished 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen, lounge, balcony and bike store.

GOADSBY BOURNEMOUTH 01202 544644 www.goadsby.com

YOU HOME 01202 544500 www.youhome.co.uk

SOUTHBOURNE £995 PCM

BOSCOMBE £750 PCM

BOURNEMOUTH £525 PCM

Goadsby’s Southbourne branch have let this well presented 3/4 bedroom semi-detached house at Castledean within 24 hours of it coming to the market

2 Bedroom apartment with a balcony with sea views, garage and electric heating. Unfurnished. Available 23.08.13. EPC D.

1 Bedroom ground floor flat with private entrance and walk in wardrobe. Unfurnished. Available now. EPC D.

GOADSBY 01202 432188 www.goadsby.com

NORTHWOOD 01202 520302 www.northwooduk.com

NORTHWOOD 01202 520302 www.northwooduk.com

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£985,000

LOWER PARKSTONE

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NEW INSTRUCTION

£2,450,000

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

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£775,000

£690,000

ALUM CHINE

BRANKSOME PARK

Attractive detached home

Exclusive development with sea views

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£249,950

LILLIPUT

Harbour views

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Beautiful character property Choice of 2 or 3 bedrooms Lounge Kitchen Allocated parking Energy rating D

Ground floor apartment situated directly opposite a footpath to the beach and promenade at Branksome Chine. ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

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£309,950

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Residential Sales: 01202 708383 info@berkeleys.com

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En-suite & bathroom Enclosed balcony Double garage & sea views Energy rating c

OIEO £895,000

Views over Poole Harbour

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Kitchen/breakfast room Utility. cloakroom Sitting room, 5 beds 2 En-suite & family bath Double garage Energy rating C

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01202 544500 youhome.co.uk Asking Price £550,000

Meyrick Park

Talbot Woods

Asking Price: £450,000

Layout for single page when full page brand splendor in the heart of Talbot Woods Five bedroom detached residence in Meyrick Park advert is to Cottage the style right

• Five double bedrooms • Two en suites • Completely modernized to a high standard

• West facing gardens • Off road parking & garage • Approx 1837 sq.ft • Energy Rating D

• Three double bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Fitted kitchen/breakfast room • Study

• Mature gardens • Gated development • Approx 1136 sq.ft • Energy Rating C

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Modern three bedroom semi detached house • Master with dressing area & en suite • Spacious living accommodation • Single garage and off road parking • Remainder of nhbc • Modern kitchen & bathrooms • Approx 908sq.ft • Energy Rating C

Apartment in character Edwardian Mansion • Two double bedrooms • Master with en suite • Crammed with character features • Share of freehold • Two allocated parking spaces • Approx 997 sq.ft • Energy Rating C

Asking Price £249,950

Asking Price £279,950

Period Conversion • Master with en suite • Immaculately presented • Potential for further conversion/ extension • Allocated off road parking • Approx 1329 sq.ft • Energy Rating E

Asking Price £220,000

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01202 544500 youhome.co.uk Asking Price: £349,950

Redhill

Asking Price: £399,500

Wick Lane

Four bedroom detached family home set on a large plot

Wick village address with views of Christchurch Priory

• Master with en suite • Large kitchen/diner • Beautifully kept private garden • Off road parking and garage

• Close to the river with views of Christchurch Priory • Open-plan kitchen/dining room • Three bedrooms

• Close to redhill park • Approx 1327 sq.ft • Energy Rating D

Charminster

Top floor three bedroom apartment • Kitchen/breakfast room • Luxury bathroom • Generous room sizes • Plenty of natural light • Two allocated parking spaces • Approx 1060 sq.ft • Energy Rating C

Asking Price £199,950

Layout for Sales DPS Charminster

Two bedroom, first floor apartment • Character features • Good-sized lounge / dining room • Kitchen with integrated appliances • Luxury bathroom • Separate shower room • Approx 618 sq.ft • Energy Rating C

Asking Price £179,950

• Ample off road parking • Pleasant gardens • Approx 1194 sq.ft • Energy Rating D

Talbot Woods

Impressive one double bedroom apartment • Modern kitchen/breakfast room • Modern bathroom • Short distance from university • Parking & garage • Share of freehold • Approx 577 sq.ft • Energy Rating D

Asking Price £159,950

For a free valuation or to discuss the marketing of your home please call 01202 544500

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390 Ringwood Road, Ferndown

TEL: 01202 890890 www.hearnes.com

FERNDOWN £379,950

FERNDOWN OFFERS OVER £500,000

A beautifully presented four bedroom, two bathroom, two reception room detached family home in a lovely quiet cul-de-sac location on the popular Camellias development offering fantastic family accommodation with a spacious entrance hall, dual aspect lounge, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor there are four good size bedrooms, three of which have fitted double wardrobes. The master bedroom has a modern en-suite shower room. The rear garden faces a southerly aspect, there is a double driveway and double garage. Further benefits include double glazing, security alarm, gas fired central heating and also the remainder of the 10 years NHBC builders guarantee.

An incredibly spacious detached chalet bungalow offering four bedrooms, four reception rooms, four bathrooms, detached double garage and a large private south facing rear garden. There is a 19ft modern kitchen, ground floor double bedroom with en suite bathroom and Jacuzzi style bath, a 22ft dual aspect lounge which has French door opening on to the rear garden. On the first floor there are three further bedrooms, the master bedroom has a large dressing room/nursery and en-suite shower room with large double shower cubicle, the main family bathroom also has a sauna. Double driveway leading to a detached double garage. No forward chain. Must be seen to appreciate this lovely home.

WEST PARLEY £475,000

WEST PARLEY £525,000

A beautifully presented 4 double bedroom, 3 bathroom chalet home on a superb plot approaching ¼ of an acre in a sought after area of West Parley. This wonderful home includes a large lounge/diner, a contemporary kitchen/breakfast room and large family bathroom. Ground floor master with en-suite and fitted wardrobes. The main entrance hall has a beautiful bespoke solid oak staircase leading to two large bedrooms.The rear garden measures approx 80ft x 60ft and offers a good degree of privacy being predominantly laid to lawn with a large paved patio area adjoining the rear of the property, there is also a pond, summer house and storage shed. The attached double garage is currently used as a games room.

A beautifully presented and extremely spacious three double bedroom, three reception room detached bungalow positioned upon a wonderfully private and established plot. The spacious and well planned accommodation is currently arranged over the ground floor, however, there is a large loft space measuring approximately 35ft x 20ft which is partly boarded. Impressive entrance hall, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, modern bathroom, dual aspect lounge and fully double glazed conservatory. Westerly facing, private rear garden with a gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking. Single garage. The property benefits from double glazing, a security alarm and also has wood block parquet flooring.

FOR COLOUR BROCHURE CALL 01202 890890 OR EMAIL ferndown@hearnes.com

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Tel: 01425 489955 www.hearnes.com

HANGERSLEY HILL, RINGWOOD £1,395,000

A stunning period home measuring over 4000 sq. ft., set within approximately 4 acres in a prestigious semi-rural location just on the outskirts of Ringwood offering a good degree of privacy with private gated access and cctv. The property is a substantial 3 storey detached residence with immense character, 6 double bedrooms, dressing room to the master bedroom, four bath/shower rooms, two ground floor WC’s, farmhouse style kitchen/dining room with doors to the playroom, utility, reception hallway, two large reception rooms and home office with kitchenette. OUTBUILDINGS including three loose boxes, Barn style double garage and store. South facing gardens, paddocks and outdoor heated pool. No chain.

IDYLLIC PRIVATE SETTING – OIEO £600,000

NO FORWARD CHAIN - GUIDE PRICE £500,00

A beautifully presented part cob cottage, situated on over half of an acre within a semi-rural location. The property provides spacious accommodation of approximately 1918 sq. ft. and comprises hallway, two receptions, utility, kitchen/dining room, two en-suites, bathroom/wc, dressing room, off road parking, double garage . The stunning landscaped gardens offer a good deal of seclusion with water features, decked areas, orchard and large workshop with R Rhododendron borders

A stunning detached chalet residence of over 2000 square feet which has been beautifully renovated and extended and is situated in a delightful cul de sac. Comprising large hallway, sitting/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, bathroom/wc, en-suite bathroom/wc, off road parking, double garage and landscaped gardens.

SOUTHAMPTON ROAD - OIEO £375,000

BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED & RENOVATED - £447,500

A delightful four double bedroom detached chalet situated on a secluded corner plot within walking distance to Ringwood town centre which has been renovated and the accommodation comprises an entrance hall open to galleried landing, kitchen, sitting/dining room, bathroom, shower room, off road parking garage and garden.

A three bedroom detached bungalow situated in a popular residential location within walking distance of the Poulner shops and local schools which comprises a hallway, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom/wc,, shower/wc, off road parking, double garage and landscaped rear garden.

BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN HOUSE CLOSE TO RINGWOOD TOWN CENTRE OIEO £300,000 Character three bedrooms semi-detached house located within walking distance of Ringwood town and schools. Two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room. separate utility room, ground floor WC and family bathroom and enclosed rear garden. No forward chain.

FOR COLOUR BROCHURE CALL 01425 489955 OR EMAIL ringwood@hearnes.com

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LOWER PARKSTONE OIEO £470,000

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Detached family home Five bedrooms Three receptions Modernised throughout Set on large plot Favoured school catchments

Detached family home Five bedrooms Two receptions Two bathrooms Detached office/studio Driveway & garage

Detached chalet bungalow Four/five bedrooms Two receptions Requires some modernisation • Scope to extend (STPP) • South facing garden

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Ferndown | 01202 855595 Wimborne | 01202 842842 Verwood | 01202 829777 London | 0207 467 5330

Christchurch | £550,000

An outstanding extended and incredibly versatile four/five bedroom chalet home which has been impeccably maintained and improved by the current owners to create a stunning, light and spacious family home. Stunning Extended Family Home | Four Five Bedrooms | Superb Master Suite | EnSuite Guest Bedroom | Delightful Fitted Kitchen | Fantastic 75’ Rear Garden | Extensive Parking & Garage

Verwood | £450,000

Edwards are very pleased to be offering this superb detached home which is located in one of the most sought after developments in Verwood and within easy access to all local amenities. In excellent order throughout the property has been improved and maintained to an extremely high standard and offers generous sized rooms. Detached Executive style home | Immaculate condition throughout |Three Reception Rooms |Kitchen & Utility room | Newly fitted en suite & bathroom facilities | Four Bedrooms | Two en suites | Conservatory | Double garage & parking | Private & enclosed rear garden


01202 555550

www.edwardestates.com 111 Old Christchurch Road Bournemouth, BH1 1EP

Christchurch

£439,950

Verwood

£279,950

A superbly presented and incredibly versatile 4/5 bedroom detached chalet home which has been tastefully improved and modernised, whilst still maintaining some original character features, such as latch style doors, an open fireplace to the sitting room and plate racks.

Edwards are very pleased to be offering this lovely detached house, which has been improved by the current owner to a very high standard, some of the special features of this property include a full white contemporary style bathroom and en suite, modern high gloss open plan kitchen with integrated appliances.

Modernised Character Home | Versatile Accommodation | Open Plan Kitchen/Diner | Family Bathroom | Four/Five Bedrooms | En-suite Shower | Garage & Utility Room | Superb Gardens | Timber Outbuilding/Office

Four double bedrooms | En suite to ground floor bedroom | Modern contemporary bathroom suite | Large open plan kitchen | Enclosed rear garden with large timber cabin

Receive the service you deserve Call us today to discuss how we can help you market your property As one of the largest & most highly regarded pro-active independent agents in your area our staff have a wealth of knowledge of the local area & would be delighted to spend time discussing a marketing package best suited for you.

Lytchett Matravers

£550,000

Ferndown

£569,950

A stunning and individual residence set in a semi rural location. Nestling in colourful and mature grounds this flexible property with generous accommodation simply must be seen. EPC: D

A virtually new stylish detached chalet finished to a very high standard providing generous and flexible accommodation with a contemporary theme in this quiet sought after location. Viewing is highly recommended. EPC : C

Large Secluded Grounds | Generous Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen & Utility | Four Bedrooms | Master/Balcony | Sumptuous En-suite | Great Views | Large Terrace | Semi-Rural Location

Four/Five Bedrooms | En-Suite to Three Bedrooms | Impressive Kitchen/Diner | Cinema Room/Bedroom 5 | New Electrics and Double Glazing | Landscaped Rear Gardens | Integral Garage


For all enquiries please contact our Westbourne office

01202 757555

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Meyrick Park

Offers Over £520,000 FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER  Character family home  Sought after location  Currently arranged as two flats  Well maintained gardens  NO FORWARD CHAIN  JOINT SOLE AGENT Sealed bids to be lodged at Mays Estate Agents, Westbourne by no later than 5.30 pm on Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Alum Chine

£575,000 A Victorian detached house in a sought after cul de sac location  Many original features  Home & Income potential  Substantial family home  Southerly rear garden  NO FORWARD CHAIN  SOLE AGENT Walking distance of the local award-winning sandy beach and the Chine

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

01202 757555


For all enquiries please contact our Westbourne office

01202 757555

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Westbourne

£500,000 Chalet style property offering flexible open plan living accommodation  Six bedrooms  Lounge with vaulted ceiling  Kitchen / breakfast room  Split level rear garden  MUST BE VIEWED  JOINT SOLE AGENT Popular location close to Westbourne village

Branksome Park

£490,000 Well presented three bedroom townhouse  South facing private patio  Galleried dining room  Master bed with en-suite  Garage with off road parking  NO FORWARD CHAIN  JOINT SOLE AGENT Spacious and versatile living accommodation

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

01202 757555


For all enquiries please contact our Westbourne office

01202 757555

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£329,950

BOURNEMOUTH

BOURNEMOUTH

 Three bedroom character cottage

 Three bedrooms, lounge / dining room

 Two reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room

 Master bedroom with en-suite

 Master bedroom with en-suite, detached garage

 Decked courtyard garden, close to Durley Chine beach

 SOLE AGENT

 NO FORWARD CHAIN, SOLE AGENT

£369,950

£309,950

BRANKSOME PARK

BRANKSOME PARK

 Three bedroom third floor purpose built apartment

 Two double bedroom ground floor apartment

 Lounge / dining room with enclosed sun balcony

 Spacious living room, private patio

 Master bedroom with en-suite, garage

 Both bedrooms with en-suites

 NO FORWARD CHAIN, SOLE AGENT

 SOLE AGENT

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

01202 757555


For all enquiries please contact our Lilliput office

01202 709888

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Lilliput

£679,950 Detached family house in quiet cul de sac with stunning views  Three/four bedrooms  Two bathrooms  Flexible accommodation  Modern kitchen & bathrooms  Detached garage  Large sunny aspect rear garden  Potential to extend STPP Lilliput & Baden Powell School catchment Keys in office, view today !

Whitecliff

£510,000 Detached family house in quiet cul de sac location  Three bedrooms  Two reception rooms  Large sunny aspect rear garden  Garage  Potential to extend STPP Lilliput & Baden Powell School catchment No forward chain !

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

01202 709888


For all enquiries please contact our Lilliput office

01202 709888

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Branksome Park

£1,695,000 Magnificent plot extending to over an acre  Premier road  Superb gardens  Five bedrooms  Flexible accommodation Suitable for remodeling or redevelopment subject to planning permission

Evening Hill

£799,950 Beautiful apartment with front line views of Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and The Purbecks  Three bedrooms  Two bathrooms  Beautifully presented  Garage Vendor suited

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Coy Pond

Price £575,000

A brand newly constructed, expansive family home offering contemporary and very highly specified living space with beautiful views over Coy Pond Gardens.

Ashley Cross

Price £275,000

An exceptional first floor apartment flooded with natural light. Situated within a contemporary sought after development within walking distance of Ashley Cross.

Branksome

Price £234,950

An imposing, architecturally significant, classically designed Art Deco block with direct access on to Bournemouth Gardens. With three bedrooms and no less than two balconies.

Whitecliff

Price £329,950

We have many properties still available and are always keen to gain new business in and around the Whitecliff area. So, whether you are an applicant or vendor, please get in touch.

Branksome

Price £249,950

An immaculately presented three bedroom semi detached home set in an elevated position enjoying views over Branksome. Offering spacious, modern accommodation.

Ashley Cross

Price £189,950

Only one left! A fabulous interior designed loft style apartment enjoying a pleasant outlook across ‘The Green’. Blending unique and modern comforts whilst still retaining many original features.


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E S TAT E & L E T T I N G A G E N T S

SANDFORD

£349,950

UPTON

£279,950

A spacious detached family home benefiting from an integral garage, downstairs toilet and ‘L’ shaped kitchen. This property must be seen!

This detached bungalow situated in Upton benefits from views towards Lytchett Bay and is being offered with no forward chain.

Two receptions / off road parking / gas central heating

Two en-suites / luxury fitted kitchen / integral garage

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This unique detached family home benefits from a self contained detached annexe (currently an authorized and operational B&B) situated in a popular residential road in Upton Four bedrooms / en-suite to master / ample off road parking

With a southerly facing rear garden, conservatory and it’s position within walking distance to Poole town centre and Poole quay this property makes the ideal family home.

£460,000

Off road parking / Well presented

LOWER PARKSTONE £124,950

PARKSTONE

Superb one double bedroom ground floor flat with private garden and parking situated near to Penn Hill and on main bus route

Detached three bedroom house with large workshop and storage facilities- excellent home and income potential. No forward chain.

Lounge / Modern Kitchen/breakfast room / Gas central heating / EPC rating D

Two receps / conservatory / modern kitchen / EPC rating D

£219,950

01202 622101 upton@greysestateagents.co.uk 7 The Triangle, Upton, Poole, Dorset BH16 5PG

£275,000

PARKSTONE LILLIPUT 01202 710001 parkstone@greysestateagents.co.uk A well-presented four bedroom 444 Ashley Road, contemporary homeParkstone, arrangedPoole, over three Dorset OAA and family. floors, withBH14 the lounge

£895,000

BRANKSOME

£269,950

PARKSTONE

Superbly presented chalet bungalow offering versatile accommodation within a convenient location for shops and bus routes.

Spacious three double bedroom detached bungalow with additional loft room situated in a popular road and no forward chain.

Four bedrooms / Two receps / Conservatory / EPC Rating D

Lounge / modern kitchen/diner / detached garage / EPC rating E

£234,950


HOME IMPROVEMENTS

10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE Summer is almost here so it's time to start improving our outdoor space ready for Summer. Whatever your budget, there are some fantastic tips to get you started!

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ADD A HOT TUB Make no mistake, a hot tub is an investment. Not only will it increase the value of your home considerably, and make you the envy of all your friends. Kingspace 0800 0323036 | www.kingspace.co.uk | admin@kingspace.co.uk

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UPDATE YOUR GARDEN FURNITURE Summer is almost here so perhaps its time to update or replace your garden furniture with some modern twists. So Furniture, Westbourne 01202 757600 | www.sofurniture.co.uk

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DECKING 100% Recycled plastic decking is a great investment, as it never needs to be replaced due to its high strength and durability, quickly paying for itself in the long run! Reformed Plastics 01202 385751 | www.reformedplastics.co.uk

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LIGHTING Creative lighting plays an important part in extending the use of our gardens and giving great pleasure to the users. A carefully lit garden gains an extra dimension during all the seasons, particularly on warm summer evenings. Janine Pattison Garden Design Ltd 01202 426143 | www.janinepattison.com | denise@janinepattison.com


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OUTDOOR KITCHEN AREA One of the hottest trends in home building and home renovation has brought the inside out. This major movement has elevated simple burgers on the barbeque to the fully equipped outdoor kitchen, with every available service and appliance at your disposal. Kingspace 0800 0323036 | www.kingspace.co.uk | admin@kingspace.co.uk

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ARTIFICIAL GRASS A carpet of artificial grass is soft to stroll on and looks incredible all year round. Artificial grass is perfect for today’s modern lifestyle. If you want the look and feel of a beautiful lawn but can’t spare the time, effort and expense of creating and maintaining a lawn, artificial grass is the answer. Kingspace 0800 0323036 | www.kingspace.co.uk | admin@kingspace.co.uk

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CREATIVE SHADE Shade Sails are simple yet visually striking and provide up to 96% UV protection: lightweight, contemporary and elegant.

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CREATE AN OUTBUILDING An outbuilding, will almost always add value. They offer an excellent alternative to an extension and still add an extra room to your house. Kingspace 0800 0323036 | www.kingspace.co.uk | admin@kingspace.co.uk

Shade Solutions 01929 554308 | www.shade-solutions.com | info@kempsails.com

9 ADD SOME ORNAMENTS Whether you live in a small suburban home or on several acres, you can add ornaments to your garden landscape. Ornaments can be as simple as a small modern stone balls or a large, elaborate lion statue.

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ADD SOME CHARACTER Whether your looking for railway sleepers or classic statues to add something special to your garden Ace Reclamation has it all with sleepers from just £15 Ace Reclamation 01202 579 222 | www.acereclamation.com | info@acereclamation.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MAKE YOUR HOUSE A HOME we invite Emma Betsy, lead designer at Emma Jane Interiors, in Hampshire to show us how to make the most of your entrance hall & lounge.

MAKING AN ENTRANCE

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First impressions last. Returning home from a long day at work or welcoming in visitors, the last thing we want is to trip over wellington boots, hang our coats up, only to have them fall straight down and then to be confronted by a bleak, cold hallway! There are simple tricks and techniques to help give you and your guests the welcome you deserve. Firstly – declutter. Let there be a flow from your front door in to your home. There are some amazing storage solutions for your shoes and coats. An old reclaimed wardrobe, painted to suit your overall theme can look amazing and keep everything neat and hidden. If there’s room, style in oversized lamps and a comfy sofa. Placing an interlined curtain

over the door will turn this unused space in to another room – where you can read or just escape for a while! Where space is an issue, adding a large mirror will make a small hall, look larger. Create a warm glow with beautiful lighting – use lamps and wall lights. Make a statement with a large light suspended from a high ceiling or low voltage lights from a low ceiling, enhanced with luxurious lamps and candles. For a big change, look at installing a tiled or wooden floor – it’ll last so much longer than carpet and is more forgiving with muddy feet! Finish your space off with love. Place your favourite images and family photos in gorgeous frames, to match the colours and style of this new fabulous entrance way.


BREATHE LIFE INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM Breathing new life in to your living room may be as simple as moving the furniture around. Seeing life from a different perspective – you’ll feel as if it’s brand new. Add to this feeling by changing up the colour scheme. You can have the perfect mix of a key soft, subtle tone and one bright accent colour – facilitated through key decorative items, a throw, a couple of cushions, a lamp. Clear space and make sure there’s room to move. Can you pare down the number of ornaments and photographs? Be ruthless! Look at ways in which you can mount television, gaming and music systems on the wall to create space and style. Could you install or buy a cupboard to house DVD players and games systems? Visit a second hand place and revamp an old unit with paint and distress it to give it the rustic, vintage look. Do you need to keep all of those magazines and newspapers? If you can’t face recycling, look at magazine holders and keep just a few. One of the simplest ways to make a big transition is to change the main colour through paint or a really innovative wallpaper print. Perhaps there’s a wall which could pay homage to your favourite colours – bright, light or whatever is right for you!

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Emma Jane Interiors, Hampshire, is part of the Northfield Property Solutions group. Emma supports your vision in creating space, light, colour and sensational style. Emma Jane Interiors offers and complete interior design service and outside landscaping. You’ll work together on creating your ideal look, on time, in budget, in keeping with craftsmanship, stunning detail and most importantly, with the overall feel of your home. Visit emmajane-interiors.com for design inspiration.

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SIX OF THE BEST GADGET CHARGERS

Back Pack - Freeloader Globetrotter Classic Charger £64.99 www.menkind.co.uk

Here are some top essentials for when your running a bit low!

It’s one of the most frustrating problems of the 21st century - the battery icon starts to flash on your gadget, but you have no charger available. What could be more exasperating than lugging around a smartphone or other device with no power, leaving you forced to hunt down an internet cafe or telephone box (yes, they do still exist)?

Slim Stick Pebble Smartstick Charger - £18.99 www.firebox.com Stick this solar powered panel on your back and charge up all manner of gadgets while you are on the move. The panels can fill the internal battery in around eight hours and then, in turn, power an iPod for 18 hours or a smartphone for 44 hours.

Your Flavour Juice Chargers - From £14.99 www.firebox.com

It’s one of the most frustrating problems of the 21st century - the battery icon starts to flash on your gadget, but you have no charger available.

Get Clamped ChargeGenie Universal MicroUSB Rechargeable Charger - £24.99 www.energenie4u.co.uk

APP OF THE WEEK Power Up - Power Up Solarpod Pro - Around £1,400 www.completeeco.com

Branded Beast - Duracell 3 Hour USB Travel Charger - £29.99 www.currys.co.uk

Blue Nose Friends Tatty Puppy £1.99 from iTunes If your little ones are fans of Tatty Teddy, they’ll be delighted with this first app from My Blue Nose Friends. The free version features a fun mini-game and the full paid one includes six games, suitable for kids aged four to eight. Best of all, there are no scary in-app costs and no adverts.


Taking away from you the giant task of maintaining your property. Whether in residence or away from home, Silver Arrow offer a comprehensive service which can be tailored to your requirements. These include security watches, exterior and interior decoration, window cleaning, gardening, pool maintenance, cleaning, laundry service, chauffeurs, restaurant reservations, catering, hotels, even driving lessons and tennis coaching. We are here to help with all your needs.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Interior and exterior services available for all properties, you can benefit from high quality tailored finish to add instant value and appeal to your home.

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CLEANING

GARDENING

Away from home and want piece of mind - by simply being key holders we can make regular inspections and resolve any emergencies should they arise.

Fully vetted professional cleaners who can provide personalised services to include weekly domestic duties, laundry, ironing, carpet/upholstery cleaning or spring cleans.

Fully professional gardening service available for all properties. With regular maintenance and high attention to detail, your garden can look it’s best.

All services provided by SILVER ARROW MANAGEMENT can be on a one off basis or scheduled regular visits from as little as £50.00 per month. All services overseen by a dedicated property manager, who will ensure that your expectations and quality of service are met. Please contact Julie Wilde 01202 706005.

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PLANNING PROBLEMS? BANGING YOUR HEAD AGAINST A BRICK WALL?

KenParke P L A N N I N G C O N S U LTA N T S

From concept to reality

As chartered members of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Ken Parke Planning Consultants have been helping private individuals and property development companies break through the wall of planning bureaucracy since 2003. For a free appraisal of your project, call Ken Parke, Christine McNulty or Robin Henderson on 01202 538800. Problem solvers Strong negotiators Planning applications and appeals Major regeneration projects Specialists in residential development Enforcement matters Appraisals and feasibility

Chartered Town Planners

Anniversary House, 23 Abbott Road Bournemouth BH9 1EU Tel: (01202) 538800 Email: info@kppcltd.co.uk For more information please visit:

TEN YEARS

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2003-2013


INTERIORS

THREE STEPS TO DESIGN HEAVEN Interiors created by a designer are beyond most people’s budget, but Cate Burren reveals trade secrets in her new book - so you can do it yourself. She shares her tips for a dream home

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Media room featured in Secrets of a Stylish Home by Cate Burren

Decoristas call it ‘room porn’ - the pure pleasure of sitting down with an interiors magazine, admiring and envying beautiful rooms created by designers.

Decoristas call it ‘room porn’ - the pure pleasure of sitting down with an interiors magazine, admiring and envying beautiful rooms created by designers

But so often we come back down to earth with a bump when we try to design our own rooms. Limited space, a tight budget and an avalanche of assorted family possessions usually prevent us from replicating those uncluttered, glamorous spaces featured in the glossy mags. Interior designer Cate Burren says it’s her mission to “take away some of the mystery of the interior design process”. She says: “I realised through running evening classes to help people interior design their own home that a step-bystep approach is relevant to every design and every home, whether a mansion or a small flat. “At the end of the day, the whole purpose of interior designing a home is to achieve the best possible surroundings for the people who live in it. We all want lovely, personal spaces to live in and by following a tried-and-tested approach it really is possible to achieve.” She’s created a dream decor blueprint in her new book, Secrets Of A Stylish Home, and enthuses that the essence of interior design is creating an environment

which reflects our personality and taste, and which is comfortable, functional and something we can take pride in. “Of course, it can be tricky because there are so many looks to choose from and seemingly endless trends, and people get overwhelmed,” adds Burren. “Often someone will look at a friend’s house which they admire and try to replicate it, but while a style might work in one home it may not in another. “It’s important to work out exactly what your own personal taste is, which will make it so much easier to identify what you like and don’t like, and help you avoid costly mistakes.” Creating a home which reflects your taste isn’t just about choosing colour schemes and furnishings; it’s about understanding how to use space and style. “Sometimes you’ll make mistakes but it’s worth persevering,” says Burren. “Our home is our cave, our nest, our retreat, our theatre. The place to which we return, in which we wake up, cry and laugh and which protects us from the rest of the world. “If we respect it, it will be a happy home in which to live. That is a great benefit to have in life.” Follow Burren’s three steps to create 59 your own ‘designer’ home...


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STEP ONE ~ FINDING YOUR STYLE Finding and understanding your own style will give you confidence and a clear sense of your personal design identity. “For instance, although I love retro style and am instantly drawn to mid-century modern furniture, I’ve learnt that it’s not a look that I actually like to live with,” says Burren. “So while I’ll have an odd small piece, I’d never buy a statement piece, like curtains or a sofa. Try to stay true to what you feel comfortable with - that is far more important in the long term.”

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The architectural style of your home is important but it’s only one factor, so don’t let it override your own sense of style.

“Having a reaction is what counts and it will help you realise what you like,” says Burren. “The clothes you wear, or would like to wear, can be a source of inspiration. If you tend towards classic tweeds, you may like more traditional interiors. If you only ever wear neutrals, you probably won’t want a riot of colour at home. “Films are also a great source of inspiration because they often show an interior in not only surprising detail, but also in a lifestyle context. Think about your style in different ways: the way you like to dress, the car you like to drive, hotels you like to stay in or simply what in life inspires you. Slowly, a feel for your own personal look will emerge.”

DESIGNER TIP Collect pictures of rooms which appeal to you in magazines, even if there are a few elements you don’t like - just note down what they are.


STEP TWO ~ SPACE & PLAY It’s natural to want to choose colours, move furniture around or get building work under way to make a home your own, but looking at the way you use a home is the priority. “The first step is to write down what you need from your living space. This shouldn’t be a list of the rooms you have, but the way you want to live and activities you want to do at home,” says Burren. “You might want an area for friends to practise yoga, a room where children can do homework and hobbies, or even space for a two metre-long aquarium! They’re all requirements clients have wanted and I’ve incorporated in layout plans. “Obviously, if you like cooking and entertaining, an open plan kitchen-dining

area will work well. If that’s not what you enjoy, a formal dining room would be wasted and better used as a home office area.” ”A small structural change, such as removing a wall or repositioning a doorway, can make an enormous difference without breaking the bank,” she says. “If estate agents’ plans mark out rooms for set uses, I delight in taking away all previous references to the room uses and seeing if other layouts work. Very often they do, because everyone lives so differently.”

DESIGNER TIP The layout of many buildings cannot be changed without a lot of expense but don’t be too quick to limit yourself.

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Secrets Of A Stylish Home by Cate Burren, priced £24.95. Available to readers for £21.95 (inc p&p). Call 01235 465 500 and quote reference MPMERSPA

STEP THREE ~ CREATE THE DREAM Once you’ve got layout plans for your home and have established how you want to use your space, look at the work that needs to be done in your home, from electrical to building work. “Then you can create your scheme,” says Burren. “You must trust your own judgment, and put aside any thoughts of what other people think is stylish. This is about your own preferences. “I like to create a board of style pictures, paint colours and fabrics. I keep pictures of products and furniture that I want separate, and spend time checking out all sorts of sources to get a good price, from online sites to auctions.

“You will finally start to be able to see your look, and recognise that some elements of your scheme won’t conform to the ‘style’ you’ve identified as yours. That’s fine. I like a fairly traditional look, but I also enjoy contemporary art and needs lots of really good lighting, so I stick to that combination. It’s knowing what works for you.” ” If you can, decide on all the room colours before looking for the connecting colours for hallways, stairs and landings,” Burren advises. “Aim for a view from the hall or landing of a range of colours that happily combine, rather than clash, when the doors of the various rooms are left open.”

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INDEPENDENT ESTATE & LETTING AGENTS – FREE VALUATIONS Talbot Park

£399,950

East Cliff

Price on application

• Stunning Family Home • Four Double Bedrooms • 22+ Lounge • Kitchen/

Northbourne

• Two Adjoining Apartments • 226 sq m, (2,435 sq ft) • Two allocated parking spaces • Three Balconies • Share of Freehold • Gas Central Heating • Double Glazing • Six Bedrooms

£230,000 • Four Double Bedrooms • Detached House • EPC 36 • Three

Northbourne

£179,950

Springbourne

• No Chain!! • Terraced House • Three Bedrooms • Two

Southbourne

£115,000

£175,000 • Three Bedrooms • Semidetached House • Double

Lansdowne

• One Double Bedroom • Contempora ry Kitchen • Modern

Talbot Park

£107,500 • One Double Bedroom • First Floor Flat • Gas Central Heating

£379,950

• No chain • Spacious Family Home • Ideal Investment • Currently seven bedrooms • Two bathrooms • UPVC double glazing • Gas central heating • Detached

If you are thinking of Selling or Letting, please call:-

Bournemouth: 01202 789699 For a Free, no obligation Valuation Bournemouth

£57,500 • Studio Apartment • EPC 59 • Separate Kitchen • Luxury

PUBLIC NOTICE Flat 1 Raybourne, 7 Glen Fern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2LX. We are acting in the sale of the above property and have received an offer of £140,000. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before an exchange of contracts takes place. EPC 70. CLIFFTONS, 3 Lansdowne Crescent, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1RX, Tel: 01202 789699

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A sizeable four bedroom family home a short distance from open forest

Sitting Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Master Bedroom | Two Further Bedrooms Large Outbuilding | Gardens | EPR Current 72 Potential 87

Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Conservatory | Three/Four Bedrooms Potential For Improvement/Extension (STPP) | EPR Current 67 Potential 72

BASHLEY £375,000

BASHLEY OIEO £385,000

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A beautifully presented three bedroom semi-detached cottage

A stunning three bedroom cottage in beautiful gardens with annexe potential

Sitting Room | Kitchen | Bedroom One | Bedroom Two/Study | Conservatory Secluded Cottage Garden | Early Inspection Invited | EPR Current 41 Potential 84

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Living Room | Three Bedrooms | Double Garage Approximately 0.4 Acres | Idyllic Location | EPR Current 48 Potential 60

BURLEY £345,000

HINTON £649,950

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Tucked away in one of the most requested locations in Barton-on-Sea

A beautifully presented Georgian style town house in a sought after road

Sitting Room | Open Plan Kitchen, Living And Dining Area | Four Bedrooms Garage | Large Studio Room | Delightful Gardens | EPR Current 75 Potential 78

Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Conservatory | Three Bedrooms | Family Bathroom | Garden | Single Garage In Nearby Block

BARTON ON SEA £975,000

BRANSGORE £340,000

Brockenhurst Office: 41 Brookley Road Brockenhurst SO42 7RB

T. 01590 622551

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T. 01425 404088

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T. 01590 674222

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T. 01425 462600

London Office: 87 St. James’s Street London SW1A 1PL

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A beautifully presented five bedroom detached period house

Kitchen | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Master Bedroom Suite | Three Bedrooms Stunning Rear Garden | Detached Double Garage | EPR Current 43Potential 79

Sitting Room | Drawing Room | Kitchen/Dining Room | Family Room | Four Bedrooms | Ground Floor Bedroom Suite | Garage | EPR Current 65 Potential 66

AVON CASTLE, RINGWOOD £599,950

SOMERLEY, RINGWOOD £695,950

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A modern residence offering contemporary and stylish accommodation

An immaculately presented four bedroom character home

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Study | Three Bedrooms Two Bedrooms | Double Garage | EPR Current 77 Potential 79

Kitchen | Dining Room | Living Room | Conservatory | Four Bedrooms | Study Landscaped Gardens | Detached Garage

AVON CASTLE, RINGWOOD £1,295,000

CROW HILL, RINGWOOD £795,000

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Completely refurbished spacious three bedroom detached bungalow

A character period house in grounds amounting to approximately 1.8 acres

Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Dining Room | Sitting Room | Master Bedroom Suite Double Garage | South Facing Garden | EPR Current 67 Potential 69

Kitchen | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Conservatory | Four Bedroom Suites Garage | Stable Block | Menage | Paddocks | EPR Current 45 Potential 72

ST LEONARDS, RINGWOOD £529,950

HARBRIDGE GREEN, RINGWOOD £895,000

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£207,000 £207,000

INFORMAL TENDER

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

£750,000 HAMWORTHY PARK

SANDBANKS

Beautifully presented in a prime location on the world famous Sandbanks Peninsula on arguably the most sought after waterfront in the UK, set over three floors, with four extremely spacious bedrooms all with en-suite. Four large double bedrooms | Utterly Modern Throughout | Spacious and LILLIPUT £1,250,000 LILLIPUT £1,250,000 light open plan living fitted four-bedroom kitchen | Balconies from detached lounge and A chance to purchase a|Fully spectacular contemporary housemaster in the A chance purchase a spectacular four-bedroom contemporary detached house in C the bedroom |toFour En-Suites Garage andfrom driveway parking | Energy rating: heart of Lilliput and just a five| minutes drive the beautiful blue flag beaches of

heart of Lilliput andproperty just a five drive fromfurnished the beautiful blue flagcomprehensively beaches of Sandbanks. This hasminutes been beautifully throughout, Sandbanks. property hastobeen beautifully furnished throughout, comprehensively equipped withThis high attention all details. equipped with high attention to all details.

LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 LIFEBOAT QUAY £319,950 AsA part of the contemporary Aqua development, contemporary rare 3 bedroom

A contemporary bedroom here is an excellent opportunity to purchase a apartment whichrare has 3tremendous apartment has tremendous luxury three bedroom apartment, with viewswaterfront over which the harbour towards views over the harbour towards unobstructed views the Inner harbour and the Purbeck Hills. This over apartment the Purbeck Hills. This apartment situated onhills the beyond. third floor and theisPurbeck is situated the third and has secure on parking andfloor a balcony. has secure parking and a balcony.

Fitted Kitchen with breakfast bar | Private Balcony | Three double bedrooms | Master bedroom with en suite | Secure parking | Energy rating: C

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OIE £375,000

A fabulous opportunity to acquire a 4 bedroom bungalow in this most sought after location opposite Hamworthy Park with views over the playing field and the coastline towards the Purbecks. The property currently requires full modernisation and would be more suited to development subject to usual TOWN £139,950 planning consents. The SalePOOLE of the property is byCENTRE Informal Tender and Offers POOLE TOWN CENTRE £139,950 are requested to be in writingA at offices by 5pm on Monday 12th August. wellour fitted and presented A well fittedflat andinpresented 1 bedroom this popular,

1 bedroom flat in development this popular, Viewing dates and times (strictly by appointment only) call now for further centrally-located centrally-located development in Poole Old Town, only a short information

BAITER PARK £295,000 POOLE OLD TOWN £475,000 POOLE OLD TOWN £475,000 AThis deceptively spacious family home situated on exquisite three bedroomed, This exquisite bedroomed, the outskirts ofthree Baiter Park, within walking distance four storey character property storey character property offour Poole Quay andof the Town Centre, with views situated in the heart Poole inconservation the heart Poole tosituated theTown harbour fromofthe first floor balcony and the Old area.The Old Townisconservation area.The building to date potential tounderstood add a further floor (subject to planning). building understood from the is mid 1800’s. to date from the mid 1800’s.

Four bedrooms | Garden | Garage | Driveway parking | Large lounge/dining area | Kitchen | Two bathrooms | Energy rating: D (Potential: B)

in Poole Old Town, a short stroll from the bars only and restau stroll the Quay. bars and restau rants from of Poole rants of Poole Quay.

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Two Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Stylish fully fitted kitchen | Open plan lounge/dining | Balcony | Secure parking | Centre | Energy rating: B

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frostandco.net Lower Parkstone

£439,950

PooLe town Centre

ePC values 61 75 d

£72,500

LiLLiPut

ePC values 81 82 b

£749,950

ePC values 62 72 d

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Lilliput and Baden Powell School catchment, A 3 bedroom detached character house with a west facing garden situated in a popular crescent within walking distance of Ashley Cross and it’s many bistros and shops. An internal viewing is highly recommended.

A two double bedroom purpose built apartment offering a 50% equity share with the Spectrum House Group. The property itself comprises two double bedrooms, bright and spacious living /kitchen room, modern bathroom and separate wc.

Lilliput and Baden Powell school catchment, A stunning four/five bedroom three floor luxury home with views across Poole harbour and the Purbeck Hills. The property has been renovated and viewing is recommended. Vacant, no chain.

Lower Parkstone

£249,950

Lower Parkstone

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£324,950

Lower Parkstone

ePC values 38 54 f

£399,950

ePC values 61 78 d

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A well presented three bedroom semi detached character house backing on to the popular Alexandra Park. The property is located within minutes walk of Courthill first school and nearby to local shops, bus routes and amenities of Ashley Cross.

An interesting 3 bedroom, 2 reception chalet bungalow located at the head of a quite cul de sac. Easy reach of the amenities of both Ashley Road and Ashley Cross which offers shops, bistros and transport links. A viewing is Highly Recommended.

A well presented three bedroom two bathroom town house with a large garage located within walking distance of Ashley Cross village and train station. Poole beaches and town centre is just a short drive away.

Lower Parkstone

£400,000

Lower Parkstone

£350,000

ePC values 65 86 d

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£365,000

ePC values 75 81 C

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ideaLLy situated for PooLe harbour

A beautifully presented three bedroom, two reception detached house with potential to extend further. The property is set in a large garden and located in the Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment area

A spacious four bedroom semi detached character house situated in an established and popular location within the favoured school catchment areas between Lower Parkstone and Penn Hill. Viewing comes highly recommended.

Ideally situated for Poole Harbour shoreline this three bedroom neoGeorgian house has been recently modernised and is now in excellent condition. The property has a lovely 19’, high quality kitchen with stone work surfaces. For sale chain free.

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


Tel: 01202 646 964

LEASEHOLD 3 bed modernised terrace house with 2modern dbl bedkitchen over 55’s retirement ground floor & bathroom, southerly flatt, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, patio. aspect garden. Viewing essential. Freehold NO CHAIN.

SOUTHBOURNE SOUTHBOURNE

££99,950 168,000

£250,000 £179,950

LEASEHOLD Well presented 2 dbl bed GARDEN flat, lounge, mod kit & bathroom, dbl glazing,No central location. Requires Updating, chain. heating, Freeholdgarage & parking & freehold. No Chain

SPRINGBOURNE SOUTHBOURNE

£85,000 £315,000

FREEHOLD Spacious 1 bed FFF, mod kitchen & Well presented 3dble bed detached house, bathroom, d/glazed & central heating, lounge/diner, kit/diner, family bath, shower OFFERS INVITED No chain. room, office/gym, off-rd parking x 3 No chain.

DEAN PARK SPRINGBOURNE

SOUTHBOURNE SOUTHBOURNE

£345,000 £339,950

FREEHOLD Well presented 3 dbl bed, 2 rec + 3conservatory, dbl bed det family hse, lounge/diner, dining mod kitchen & bath, d/glazed rm, kit, conservatory, family b/rm, gdn, garage, & GFCH, southerly aspect garden & parking. close Grove & Clifftops Closeto toSouthbourne cliff top. Freehold

SOUTHBOURNE SOUTHBOURNE

£199,950 £399,950

FREEHOLD Fabulous character two dbl bed fff, GFCH, Substantial 4 bed, 3communal rec, two bath, kithcen, gardens. d/glazing garage, gf cloak, workshop, utility, 80’ rearessential. garden, Yards from the cliff top. Viewing parking. cliff top & local shops Share ofClose freehold

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£159,950 £279,950

FREEHOLD Fully refurbished 3 bed det house, 2 rec, mod kit, mod bathroom, cloak, generous south garage, communalgf gardens, close to cliff top. Share gdn, of freehold facing No chain.

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LEASEHOLD V Well presented character one bed 1Top bed 4th Flat, floorModern flat, lounge, Floor Fittedkitchenette, Kitchen & mod shower room,&&communal balcony overlooking Bathroom parking gardens Bournemouth Gardens. New Lease close to cliff top. Share of freehold IN ST NE RU W C TIO N

SOUTHBOUR E £129,950 B’MOUTH CENTRE £87,000

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£189,950 £195,000

FREEHOLD Very well presented two dbl bed FFF Well bed 2 rec semi with modern withpresented balcony, 3double glazed, heating, fitted kitchen & bath, currently letcentral @ £16,800 garage, communal gardens, location. Share Freehold p/a ( gross). IdealOf buy to let or Family home.

LITTLEDOWN MOORDOWN

£299,950 £267,000

FREEHOLD Four bed detached family home with 3two dblreceptions, bed semi detgarage, chalet bungalow, kit, parking, mod modern bath, lounge /diner, large landscaped kitchen, private rera garden, D/G,garden, GFCH. home gym / workshop ample parking. Require some updating. Freehold

SOUTHBOURNE SOUTHBOURNE

POA £195,000

LEASEHOLD Plot for sale in prestigious road , with planning Immaculate 2 bed GFF, open plan for three residential properties, two lounge/ x 3 bed diner kit , family bath, master linked/ detached houses and with 1 x 4en-suite bed close to beaches, clifftops & local shops detached house

117 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QY

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BOURNEMOUTH £284,500 GUIDE PRICE A spacious and bright 4 bedroom detached house in quiet cul de sac located close to Bournemouth. The property benefits from an Annex offering potential income or extra space for family member. • 5 minutes from Kings Park. • Parking for 5 cars • Refurbished to a high standard

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01202 265030

www.chiswellandco.com info@chiswellandco.com LOWER PARKSTONE

FROM

£110,000

• A Choice Of Three Refurbished Flats • One & Two Bedrooms • Convenient Location • No Forward Chain

GUIDE PRICE

£375,000

• Spacious Maisonette • Private Entrance • Three Bedrooms • Share Of Freehold

MEYRICK PARK

O.I.E.O

£129,950

BOURNEMOUTH

• Prestigious Development in a Superb Location • Porter Service • Spacious Ground Floor Living • Three Bedrooms

£167,000

BOSCOMBE

TOWN CENTRE

• Great Central Location • Ideal Buy-To-Let • Two Bedroom • Stairs & Lift Access

£140,000

TUCKTON

• Immaculate Apartment • Sought After Position • Short Distance To Town Centre • Allocated Parking

GUIDE

£124,950

• Two Bedroom Top Floor Apartment • No Forward Chain • Ideal Buy-To-Let • Great Location

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PalmerSnell

Established 1811

Bournemouth

EPC D £440,000

A well presented, two bedroom and versatile detached family residence situated in Boscombe East.

EPC D £270,000

Southbourne

A three double bedroom detached family home situated in Stamford Road, Southbourne. Parking and rear garden.

01202509211

01202509211

PalmerSnell

Established 1811

PalmerSnell

Established 1811

Established 1811

Established 1811

PalmerSnell

EPC D £225,000

Poole

A three bedroom detached bungalow situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location of Hamworthy, Poole. No chain.

EPC C £175,000

Poole

A two bedroom first floor flat situated close to the centre of Poole. With balcony, bathroom and fitted kitchen.

01202509820

01202509800

PalmerSnell

Established 1811

PalmerSnell

Awaiting EPC

EPC E Awaiting EPC

Christchurch

£125,950

Two bedroom ground floor flat situated in Christchurch Town Centre within walking distance of local schools. 72

01202509231

Awaiting EPC

Bournemouth

£155,000

A well presented two bedroom first floor flat situated within walking distance of both the local shops and beach.

01202509211

PUBLIC NOTICE

£57,500

Flat 2, 18 Carlton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3TG. We advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £53,000. Any persons wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their best offer prior to exchange of contracts.

01202509815

PUBLIC NOTICE

£125,950

55A Fairfield, Christchurch, BH23 1QX. We are acting in the sale of the above property and have recieved an offer of £122,500 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before exchange of contracts takes place.

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Sales and Lettings RETIREMENT APARTMENT

IDEAL LETTINGS INVESTMENT!

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IDEAL RENTAL / FIRST HOME

01202 551022 www.fahren.co.uk

BOSCOMBE SPA £78,500 A delightful one bedroom apartment suitable for the over-60s in a retirement block. It benefits from living room, kitchen, bathroom, communal residents lounge and Careline facilities.

SHARE OF FREEHOLD

TOWN CENTRE £94,500 Spacious one bedroom apartment in heart of Bournemouth. Set on first floor the flat benefits from double glazing and would make ideal first time buy or rental. Potential yields could offer 6.5%!

VERY LONG LEASE

£209,950

PARKSTONE

TOWN CENTRE £129,950 Large two bedroom apartment in the heart of the town centre. It benefits from double rooms, light and bright lounge, good sized kitchen, gas central heating and bathroom. Ideal lettings investment.

A MUST SEE

£329,950

PARKSTONE

‘Last Christmas I gave you my heart’ now this year we are offering a character three bedroom With this lovely property you can certainly ‘Deck the Halls with Bells of Holly’! Fahren’s are offering detached Bungalow in Parkstone for sale. Located near shops and amenities this property needs this character detached five/six bedroom house for sale within walking distance to Parkstone modernisation and can offer spacious living, entrance hall, kitchen and bathroom, gas central and Branksome. It benefits from being set over three floors, two reception rooms, kitchen, heating, double glazing, front and rear gardens and a garage on a slightly elevated plot. Don’t miss conservatory and utility room, family bathroom, en-suite, double glazing and gas central heating. LANSDOWNE £135,950 KINGS PARK £169,950 TOWN CENTRE £169,950 out on an incredible opportunity to buy this spacious home with plenty of potential. Please call or It boasts an attractive block paving driveway with space for four or five cars! Large rear garden is Aemail modern one bedroom apartment for sale within walking A ground floor two bedroom apartment set in a modern purposeus today A marvellous to purchase a character stylish two us to request details or book in a viewing. a bonus too! Please contact to requestopportunity info or viewing. distance to town centre and beach front. Set in a well maintenance built block with character styling. It benefits from large rooms bedroom apartment with sunny balcony and views of the sea. It purpose built block this flat has had thorough redecoration and with French doors leading to patio and communal gardens and boasts modern living + ample storage, garage and long lease. benefits from a large balcony. allocated parking.

AVAILABLE NOW! WOULD YOU LIKE A VIEWING?

BOSCOMBE £345 PCM A pre-Christmas bargain for a first floor studio apartment with LANSDOWNE £450 PCM separate kitchen and bathroom in close walking distance to A spacious studio apartment set on the 3rd space. floor within walking shops and amenities. Comes with a parking Unfurnished distance and Town Centre. It benefits from white goods but couldto beBeach furnished and furniture and is available from August.

AVAILABLE EARLY FEB!

CALL QUICK BEFORE IT GOES

BOSCOMBE £650 PCM ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ We bring you good news of a spacious two bedroom apartment available at a bargain price! Set in a gated development near shops, it has modern kitchen and bathroom DEAN PARK and secure parking. £700 PCM You chance to rent a lovely ground floor apartment in low-rise development in leafy area. It boasts a patio terrace, shared garden, double glazing and garage.

AVAILABLE NOW! CALL TO REGISTER YOUR DETAILS

TOWN CENTRE £595 PCM ‘Walking in a Westcliff wonderland!’ A large and modern studio MEYRICK PARK £475 PCM apartment set within walking distance to Town and Westbourne. A lightaand studio flatarea, to rent has beenfully recently It has verybright spacious living builtwhich in wardrobes, tiled redecorated throughout. Set close distance to Charminster it shower and modern kitchen. benefits from parking and shared garden.

A MUST SEE!

IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS

BOSCOMBE SPA £695 PCM Ring those ‘Jingle Bells’ – a spacious two bedroom ground floor apartment within close distance to Boscombe Spa is available just before Christmas. It has two double bedrooms, modern kitchen and patio/garden area. WESTBOURNE £850 PCM A modern and well presented two bedroom apartment in exclusive development close to the Square and Tennis Courts. Double bedrooms, en-suite and balcony.

AVAILABLE NOW! WHITEGOODS INC

WESTCLIFF £625 PCM ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’ when you rent this POKESDOWN £475 PCM spacious one bedroom apartment on the Westcliff. It boasts Amodern part-furnished one bedroom flat tooutside rent within open plan kitchen, bedroom, patiominutes area andwalk gas to shopsheating. and Kings Park. Good sized lounge, separate kitchen, central bathroom with shower and parking.

Fahren Estate Agents want CALL TO ARRANGE to wish all ofVIEWING their clients clients and everyone else a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a wonderful time over the festive period and hope to see you in the new year. LANSDOWNE £850 PCM An opportunity not to miss. Spacious two bedroom apartment on the Bath Road, a stones throw from Beach and Town Centre. Features lounge, nice kitchen and bathroom.

To see your property advertised here and explore your options, please call us today for a FREE Sales/Lettings Valuation.

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Farrow & Ball is based in The UK and ships to all countries globally. The floor is increasingly seen as the ‘fifth wall’, a space to display artwork and do something different. Farrow & Ball Floor Paint can be used to transform wood or concrete floors with colour. Paint a stair runner, rug or stripes to create bespoke, eyecatching designs, or revive a space by simply painting the floor in a single colour. Floor Paint is available in all 132 unmatched paint colours in the Farrow & Ball palette, from bright Charlotte’s Locks

and Arsenic, to strong Black Blue and Down Pipe, and all the neutrals too. Created using only the finest ingredients Floor Paint has an immersive depth of colour while also being robust and durable. Floor Paint is hard-wearing with a classic eggshell finish that can be used on any interior wood or concrete floor, including garages and workshops. Like all Farrow & Ball paints, Floor Paint is water based with low VOC content making it kind to the environment too.

Farrow & Ball 01202 876141 www.farrow-ball.com Wimborne Showroom Uddens Estate, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7NL


Show home opening soon An exclusive collection of just 17, 2 & 3 bedroom houses are now available off Clarendon Road in Christchurch with homes ready to move into this summer

Only 5 houses remaining! • Accessed via an elegant driveway • Just a short walk from Christchurch Station • Within the catchment area for some of the best schools • Superb standard specification 3 bedroom houses from £250,000

Let your journey begin.. Call Connells on 01202 483344 for your appointment 3 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1AB

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Thinking of Selling or Letting? Call today to arrange your free market appraisal Poole

£100,000

Hamworthy

£159,950

Baiter

£164,950

Poole

£165,000

One bed gff in the heart of PTC. lounge, fitted kitchenette and is available with no forward chain. Energy Rating E.

Two bedroom gf apartment with secure underground parking with balcony looking out onto communal area. Energy Rating B.

A one bedroom top floor apartment with balcony and outlook towards Poole Harbour. Energy Rating D.

Offering spacious accommodation throughout. Good sized lounge/diner, garden and conservatory. Energy Rating D.

Poole Office 01202 673977

Poole Office 01202 673977

Poole Office 01202 673977

Poole Office 01202 673977

Southbourne

£89,950

Boscombe

£70,000

Price just reduced, one bedroom first floor flat, in need of some modernisation, ideal first time buy/investment. Energy Rating G.

One bedroom flat, in need of some modernisation, close to local shops and bus routes, ideal investment buy. Energy Rating C.

Southbourne Office 01202 423281

Southbourne Office 01202 423281

Boscombe East

Southbourne

£155,000

£225,000

Two bedroom modern first floor flat, open plan living space, close proximity to local shops and bus routes. Energy Rating TBC.

Semi detached house, two bedrooms, garden, potential to make it into a three bedroom, must view to appreciate. Energy Rating TBC.

Southbourne Office 01202 423281

Southbourne Office 01202 423281

Bournemouth

£320,000

Bournemouth

£340,000

Bournemouth

£145,000

Bournemouth

£170,000

Set in the Queens Park area, spacious accommodation, modern kitchen and is immaculately presented. Energy Rating F.

Detached residence in Queens Park convenient for Castlepoint shopping centre. Three reception rooms, garage and gardens. Energy Rating E.

Looking for an ideal first time buyer/ investment? First floor flat close to shops, two bedrooms and garden. Energy Rating D.

Two bedroom top floor apartment. Well presented and in the popular area of Dean Park. Juliet balcony. Energy Rating C.

Winton Office 01202 525411

Winton Office 01202 525411

Winton Office 01202 525411

Winton Office 01202 525411

01202 673 977

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Thinking of Selling or Letting? Call today to arrange your free market appraisal Christchurch

£485,000

Christchurch

From £250,000

Christchurch

£230,000

Ferndown

£160,000

Immaculate four bedroom bungalow within Mudeford comprising 21ft lounge, master ensuite & detached garage. Energy Rating C.

Only five remaining. Brand new three bedroom houses close to the town centre & within Twynham catchment. Energy Rating TBC.

Three bedroom home offered with no forward chain situated in Purewell benefiting from 22ft lounge/diner & car port. Energy Rating C.

This purpose built two bedroom first floor flat over looking the historic Wimborne Minster is offered with no chain. Energy Rating C.

Christchurch Office 01202 483344

Christchurch Office 01202 483344

Christchurch Office 01202 483344

Ferndown Office: 01202 861677

Ferndown

£290,000

Ferndown

£375,000

Two bedroom detached bungalow situated in the heart of West Parley. Kitchen/diner and enclosed rear garden. Energy Rating D.

Detached, three double bedroom bungalow with modern fitted kitchen offering spacious living accommodation. Energy Rating D.  

Ferndown Office 01202 861677

Ferndown Office 01202 861677

Poulner

£245,000

Poulner

£375,000

Three bedroom ground floor apartment. Private entrance, courtyard garden, ensuite to master and parking. Energy Rating C.

Spacious four bedroom family home with conservatory, mature landscaped rear garden and garage. A must view! Energy Rating F.

Ringwood Office 01425 472311

Ringwood Office 01425 472311

St Ives

£425,000

Verwood

£185,000

Verwood

£399,995

Verwood

£245,000

Immaculately presented three bedroom detached bungalow. Ensuite, conservatory, double garage and garden. Energy Rating D.

Well presented two bedroom semi-detached bungalow set in a cul-de-sac location. Off road parking and garden. Energy Rating D.

Last one remaining- offers invited. An exclusive development of just 5 luxurious three & four bedroom detached homes. Energy Rating B.

Non estate cul de sac location. Detached bungalow with ensuite, parking, garage and front and rear gardens. Energy Rating D.

Ringwood Office 01425 472311

Verwood Office 01202 824111

Verwood Office 01202 824111

Verwood Office 01202 8241111

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01202 861 677

01425 472 311

01202 483 344

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Showhome open 5 days a week 10am - 5pm

HURRY - over 75% sold

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3&4 bedroom homes available from ÂŁ420,000 to ÂŁ440,000

Sherborne House Gardens An example of a Redcliffe kitchen

Off Coldharbour Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4FJ An exclusive new homes community within the former walled gardens of Sherborne House conveniently located within a short walk of the artisanal fare and delights of Sherbornes many varied shops.

01935 812155

01935 812155

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paulwatts Queens Park £475,000 Well presented and spacious 4 bedroom house in popular avenue Between golf course and Castle Lane Updated décor, kitchen and bathrooms Attractive landscaped garden including large terrace SUCH A CONVENIENT LOCATION

EPC E

Mt Pleasant Drive £289,950 Sun trap rear garden has been a lovely spot in the recent good weather It’s a very secluded garden too 2 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms Woodblock flooring is a great feature Very close to Queens Park Golf Course VIEWING RECOMMENDED

EPC E

Queens Park £765,000 Great example of how to update an older character property Refurbished with much attention to detail including superb 34’ kitchen/living room Bifold doors lead out to southerly garden Good location for schools and leisure SUPER LARGE FAMILY HOME

EPC C

your key to true customer care Specialist Residential Estate Agents and Valuers Proprietor: Margaret Annable M.N.A.E.A. 379-381 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9QT tel: 01202 524252 email: info@paulwatts.co.uk www.paulwatts.co.uk


Show home now open

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10am - 5pm

Saturday to monday come & visit our stunning new show home today!

LAST 2 G! REMAININ

an exclusive private development of just 5 architecturally designed detached houses For more information or to book a viewing on this luxury development in the heart of Lower Parkstone, please contact: Site sales 07858 427 914 Frost and Co on 01202 77 88 55 or Stephen Noble 01202 55 77 66.

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01202 877 123 www.stqpropertygroup.co.uk GUIDE PRICE

£1,500,000

GUIDE PRICE

£2,295,950

GUIDE PRICE

£1,500,000

LONE PINE DRIVE, FERNDOWN

AVON CASTLE DRIVE, RINGWOOD

15A AVON CASTLE DRIVE, RINGWOOD

Secluded pristine grounds | Off-road parking | Decorative floral gardens | Large variety of rooms | Very best finish in decor | Incredibly spacious | Balconies with views to the Isle of Wight

Magnificent house | Indoor swimming pool | 5 bedrooms | 5 bath/shower rooms | Kitchen/breakfast room Orangery | Family/media room | 2nd floor games room | Mezzanine gym

Study | Living room | Dining room | Family room | Conservatory | Master bedroom en-suite | Four further bedrooms all en-suite | Annex with games room/bedroom six over the double garage

GUIDE PRICE

£1,595,000

GUIDE PRICE

£1,555,000

GUIDE PRICE

£920,000

LAKESIDE, SOPLEY, CHRISTCHURCH

ARROWSMITH ROAD, WIMBORNE

GOLF LINKS ROAD, FERNDOWN

Stunning detached residence with two ultra modern detached holiday cottages/annexe’s | Private enclosed estate (four acres) | Modernised and updated to the highest specification

5 bedroom detached bungalow | Immaculate throughout | Cinema room | 2 acres of mature grounds | stable | Office outbuilding

Beautifully presented family home | Five bedrooms | Three/four reception | Heated pool | 4 immaculate bathrooms (3 en-suite) | Integrated kitchen/breakfast room | 120ft rear garden

GUIDE PRICE

£700,000

GUIDE PRICE

£725,000

GUIDE PRICE

£725,000

SMUGGLERS COTTAGE, FERNDOWN

ASHLEY DRIVE NORTH, RINGWOOD

THE FIRS, MATCHAMS

16th Century Attractive Bed and Breakfast free holding investment | 7 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | Front and Rear Gardens | Three reception Rooms |Parking for Several cars

2/3 receptions rooms | 4 double bedrooms | 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) | Pitched Roof Double Garage | Large Conservatory | Large Timber Constructed Office/ Summer Room

5/6 oversized Bedrooms | 3/4 reception rooms | 4 En-suite bedrooms | Fully integrated kitchen | Large, private front and rear gardens | Large driveway for multiple vehicles

GUIDE PRICE

£695,000

GUIDE PRICE

£369,950

GUIDE PRICE

£299,950

CARROLL AVENUE, FERNDOWN

HEATH FARM WAY, FERNDOWN

COX GARDENS, FERNDOWN

Private road Walking distance from town | Large hallway | 5 double bedrooms | 2 large reception rooms | Large kitchen/ breakfast room | 3 Bathrooms (2 en-suite) | Private rear garden

6/7 bedroom detached house | 7 bathrooms | 2 large reception rooms | Oversized outbuilding with sauna | Gym complex | Modern throughout

4 bedroom detached house | Large/modern kitchen diner | En-suite to master | Off road parking | Private garden | 2 and half years old | 7 and a half years left on the building guarantee

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MAKE THE WALLS YOUR OWN

Treasured photos and fabrics can easily and affordably be transformed into striking wallcoverings which tell a story about your life and style

Trunk design wall mural, Photowall. 84


Vintage Jigsaw design, Space Innovation

Photographs are so precious and evoke so special many memories that people are looking at different ways to get them off of their computer and display them

Choosing wallpaper was once a case of flicking through samples, or browsing row after row of patterned rolls in a homeware or DIY store. With wallpaper enjoying a revival, the choice of classic or new designs is certainly vast but there’s another option that could make your walls special - choosing your own images to create unique papers. It’s affordable and easy because one of the most notable wallpaper trends right now is for bespoke designs, with companies using cutting-edge technology to create high-quality wallpaper based on a picture or item you’ve fallen in love with, a compilation of beloved family photos or just one striking holiday snap for a mural. What better use for those beautiful photos which in most cases never graduate to an album and instead spend an eternity stored on a computer or mobile? “Having your photos made into wallpaper is an innovative and lovely way of using them,” says Victoria Wayland-

Smith of Life On A Wall, which turns photo collections into collage-style wallpaper. A choice of three design formats (classic, random and grid) are currently available, starting from £80 per square metre. Creating the paper takes around two to three weeks. Customers simply submit their hi-res photos via the website, and will be sent a proof of the design to approve before it’s printed. “People are taking more photos than they used to and my job is organising people’s photographs for them - primarily into photo-books. The wallpaper concept was a natural extension of this,” says Wayland-Smith. “Photographs are so precious and evoke so special many memories that people are looking at different ways to get them off of their computer and display them, and digital printing gives us so many more opportunities and flexibility than we’ve had in the past.” 85


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Swedish company Photowall also produces unique wallpaper and wall murals. Customers can either upload their own image to the site, or choose from the website’s catalogue, which includes iconic skylines, tropical paradise scenes, maps and much more. Prices vary from £26 to £37 per square metre, and completed wallpaper will usually be shipped to the customer within a week of their order being placed. “The interest in interior design is steadily growing bigger, and so is the desire to have a unique and personal home,” says Ida Gustafsson, marketing spokesperson at Photowall. “We have always wanted to frame our favourite pictures from holidays or of family and pets, and now we can take it a step further and cover a whole wall.”

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Travel and holiday snaps are among the most popular photos customers choose to have transformed, as well as treasured

photos of their children and family. Creatively Different takes the service a step further. As well as bespoke wall coverings, clients can have a matching design printed onto blinds. Again, homeowners can select a design from the company’s catalogue, submit their own images, or request a unique design be created for them. Price per paper roll is around £52.80 for customers’ own images, and around £66 when catalogue designs are used. Bespoke wallpaper isn’t all about the modern age of digital photography, though. In fact, for some it’s an opportunity to revisit bygone eras. UK design and print specialist Space Innovation offers a range of bespoke print and wallpaper/murals services, which includes bringing vintage designs back to life. This could be a vintage wallpaper design no longer in production, or the cover of a book, or even the print on a fabric - the possibilities are endless


“’Vintage Jigsaw’ and ‘Favourite Frock’ were both bespoke commissions from a client’s own vintage collection,” says the company’s Georges Icke. “For ‘Kids’ Bathroom’, the client bought a roll of 1950s discontinued wallpaper from a flea market in New York which we digitally reproduced and tidied up before printing five rolls for her own use.” It also has access to a fabric archive from Warner Fabrics which it can use to create wallcoverings ranging from space odysseys with rockets to classic toile de jouy. Costing from £60 per roll for repeating patterns, and £30 per square metre for print-to-fit single images, the whole process takes

around 15-20 working days, and customers can submit requests and specifications entirely online. Being digital design experts, Space Innovation can work with a wide range of design ‘sources’, and spruce up worn and faded images if required. ” Our wallpaper is ‘paste-the-wall’ quality, making for quick, easy and clean installation by any competent DIY-er or decorator,” says Icke. “As the market becomes increasingly digital-savvy and people are looking for something individual and unique, so the inquiries we receive become more creatively varied and interesting. “These have included vintage book covers and pages, blueprints and sporting memorabilia.”

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Penguin Classics vintage design wallpaper, Space Innovation

Another supplier, Mr Perswall, has a Nostalgia collection designed to trigger memories as well as a pop design range featuring 20th century style icons including Bridget Bardot, Sean Connery, Bob Dylan and Jackie Onassis. Alternatively, the company can transform old letters, beautiful lace, favourite record sleeves, photos or children’s drawings into a memorable wall covering. It costs from £27 a square metre for paper that you’ve designed with a motif of your own. The company charges extra to scan in a motif. It can also create customised patterns. If you’re looking for inspiration for designs, prints or quirky ideas, a new book, Wallpaper: A Collection of Modern Prints by Charlotte Abrahams (Quadrille, £14.99, available September 12) is bursting with them. It features reproductions of more than 150 papers by established designers and new talents.

WICKED WALL DESTINATIONS Creatively Different 0800 085 2055 www.creativelydifferentblinds.com Life On A Wall 01628 667 116 www.lifeonawall.co.uk Mr Perswall 0208 442 8844 www.mrperswall.co.uk Photowall 020 331 83660 www.photowall.co.uk Space Innovation 07768 643 604 www.spaceinnovation.co.uk

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ENVIABLE BEACH FRONT LOCATION PRICES FROM £169,950 £799,950

SEAFRONT LOCATION OIEO

£799,000

• Luxury two double bedroom penthouse with superb Seaview • Balcony overlooking Bournemouth Bay • Two Double Bedrooms with Ensuite Facilities • Room for Study/Storage/Bedroom • Three Balconies Two with Sea views • Residents only gym • 24 Hour concierge service, secure underground parking, cctv and video entry system

CALL US: 01202 397877 38 ASHLEY ROAD, BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH, BH1 4L J

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SEAFRONT LOCATION OIRO

FULL SEA VIEWS

SOUTHBOURNE OIRO

£155.000

£465,000

• Full uninterrupted sea views • South Facing balcony with views over Bournemouth Bay and the Purbecks • Lounge with separate Dining Area • Two Double Bedrooms one with Ensuite Facilities • Luxury Fitted kitchen with all appliances • Underground parking, CCTV, 24 hour concierge

CLOSE TO THE SEA FRONT

BEACHSIDE LIVING AT ITS BEST OIEO

• Ideal as a main home or for investment buy to let • Quiet residential road close to the Beaches • Fitted Kitchen - Private Entrance • Large Lounge with Feature fireplace and bay window 19.0 x 11x 10” • Communal Gardens • Buy to Let Investment circa £7500 plus per annum

£249,950

• Beautiful two Bedroom Apartment in seafront development • South Facing Balcony • Large Lounge with South Facing Balcony • Luxury Kitchen with all appliances • Ensuite to spacious master bathroom • Ideal as a main or second home

SEA VIEWS

WESTCLIFF OIRO

CLOSE TO THE SEA FRONT

£295,950

• Ideal for executive rental or family home • 4 Double bedroom recently refurbished property • Spacious lounge, separate dining room • Modern fitted kitchen • Three bedrooms with ensuite facilities • Close to the town centre and beaches

BRANKSOME PARK

BOSCOMBE SPA VILLAGE

• Spacious Retirement Apartment in sought after area • Modern first floor apartment overlooking the communal gardens • Large lounge 17.3 x 10.1” with fireplace • Residents lounge/guest suite/house manager/ laundry • Close to the beautiful beaches and Westbourne

• Set on two levels with views across the bay • Spacious two double bedroom elevated apartment • Balcony with sea views • Lounge 17.0 x 16.9” with sea views • Ensuite Facilities - Allocated Parking • Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances

OIRO

£159,950

VISIT: W W W.DIMENSIONSPS.COM EM AIL: ENQUIRIES@DIMENSIONSPS.COM

OIEO

£269,950


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Spacious & Modern • 2 double bedroom flat available unfurnished • Neutral throughout with allocated parking • EPC Rating: Band D

AVAILABLE NOW | £695 PCM

FERNDOWN 01202 895511

Modern Apartment • 2 double bedroom unfurnished apartment with off road parking

BROADSTONE 01202 692145

Broadstone & Corfe Hills School Catchments

CHARMINSTER 01202 537333

Detached Family Bungalow

• 2 bedroom semi-detached house in popular location

• This 3 bedroom bungalow is offered unfurnished

• Offered unfurnished & benefits garden, garage & driveway

• Off road parking, garage, front & back gardens

• EPC Rating: Band C

END AUGUST | £850 PCM

LOWER PARKSTONE 01202 686555

Modern Family Bungalow

• EPC Rating: Band E

AVAILABLE NOW | £950 PCM

HARBOUR REACH 01202 686555

Sought After Development

• 3 Bedroom property offered unfurnished

• Immaculate 2 bedroom apartment with harbour views

• Family bathroom, en-suite to master, 1st floor

• Benefitting from private garden and off-road parking

• EPC Rating: Band B

• Benefitting from 2 bathrooms and underground parking

• EPC Rating: Band B

• EPC Rating: Band B

VIEW TODAY | £775 PCM

BOSCOMBE SPA 01202 432188

Apartment With Stunning Sea Views • Spacious modern apartment situated in a highly desirable location • Benefitting from 2 bathrooms, patio, garage and 2 double bedrooms • EPC Rating: Band C

AVAILABLE NOW | £850 PCM

ALUM CHINE 01202 767610

Moments From Local Beaches

• Contemporary 2 bedroom apartment • Offered unfurnished with balcony and allocated parking • EPC Rating: Band C

AVAILABLE NOW | £1,050 PCM

AVAILABLE NOW | £1,200 PCM

SWANAGE 01929 425055

Well presented apartment with stunning sea views • 2 double bedrooms and finished to a high standard throughout

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER | £850 PCM

BERE REGIS 01929 555400

Recently Refurbished Apartment In Quiet Village Location • 1 bedroom ground floor flat with parking and communal gardens

• Offered furnished with garage and communal garden

• Offered unfurnished with new carpets

• EPC Rating: Band E

• EPC Rating: Band D

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER | £675 PCM

IWERNE MINSTER 01202 848984

Favoured School Catchments • 4 Bedroom house Offered unfurnished with garage

AVAILABLE NOW | £500 PCM

ST IVES 01425 470283

Fantastic Location • 3 bedroom home with garden, garage & carport

• Beautiful views and flexible living accommodation

• Offered unfurnished, recently redecorated

• EPC Rating: Band F

• EPC Rating: Band C

AVAIL MID SEPTEMBER| £1,300 PCM

NEW INSTRUCTION | £925 PCM

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• Incredible re-designed and fully refurbished family home

• Bi-fold doors across the back of the property opening onto an expansive patio and large garden

• 4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with 3 en-suites

• All bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and master suite with vanity area and luxury en-suite with garden views

• Under floor heating throughout the ground floor • Parking with garage, workshop and detached self contained annexe

• EPC Rating: Band D

• A superb family home in the popular location of Talbot Woods

• Attractive private rear garden with decking area

• 4 Double bedrooms, 3 with an en suite bathroom and a separate family bathroom • Large open plan living/dining room • Separate kitchen/breakfast room with luxury built in appliances

• Carriage driveway with off road parking and a single garage • Exceptionally high finish throughout • EPC Rating: Band D

POULNER

RINGWOOD TEL: 01425 470283

£725,000

LUXURY FAMILY HOME

TALBOT WOODS TEL: 01202 544666

£599,000

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• Incredible and spacious grand apartment almost on the cliff top in Canford Cliffs

• Moments from the shops and amenities of Canford Cliffs Village

• Prestigious development in Martello Park

• Short walk from the beach

• Superb and sizeable accommodation, including eat-in kitchen, large living room, dining room and beautiful south facing enclosed balcony/sunroom

• Large double garage

GRAND CANFORD CLIFFS APARTMENT

CANFORD CLIFFS TEL: 01202 701616

NEW INSTRUCTION

CORFE MULLEN TEL: 01202 692145

• EPC Rating: Band TBC

£575,000

• 3 Double bedrooms including sumptuous master suite

• An exceptionally spacious and well presented family home • Rural location, situated at the end of private drive • Updated through out with contemporary sanitary ware and kitchen with integrated appliances • 5 Bedrooms, master with Juliet balcony, dressing room and en-suite, plus 2 further family bathrooms

• Flexible living accommodation including; luxury kitchen/dining room, sitting room, family room, and sun room • Gardens of approx 1.4 acres, with extensive views of surrounding countryside • EPC Rating: Band C

£845,000

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• A most spacious and well presented 4 bedroom detached home

• Stunning new developments of high quality apartments and houses

• Situated in sought after village location

• Many benefiting from water side views of the River Stour

• Enjoying glorious views over neighbouring countryside • ‘In & Out’ driveway, off road parking and double garage • EPC Rating: Band E

ADJOINING COUNTRYSIDE

WAREHAM TEL: 01929 552206

• Situated just a mile from Wimborne Town Centre • Show home open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm

WIMBORNE TEL: 01202 856666 PRICES FROM

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£575,000

£214,950

• A delightful 2/3 bedroom detached bungalow offering well proportioned versatile accommodation

• An immaculate 2 bedroom ground floor apartment set within a converted house

• Nice size enclosed rear garden

• Allocated parking

• Nursery/ study/ dressing room

• Close to Ashley Cross

• Off road parking

• Decked garden area

• Scope for personalisation

• Spacious throughout

• EPC Rating: Band C

• EPC Rating: Band D

VIEW TODAY

PARKSTONE, POOLE TEL: 01202 673375

£229,950

NO FORWARD CHAIN

LOWER PARKSTONE, POOLE TEL: 01202 673375

£229,950

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• Well presented 4 bedroom family home in sought after area • Versatile ground floor accommodation with 3 reception rooms • Garage/gym & utility with terrace over, en-suite, good sized garden • EPC Rating: Band D

MUST BE SEEN TO APPRECIATE

• Well presented 3 double bedroom detached family bungalow • In superior and extremely popular location • Modern kitchen, sitting room, dining room & conservatory • Boasts a double garage & separate car port • EPC Rating: Band D

HENGISTBURY HEAD TEL: 01202 434300

NO FORWARD CHAIN

£455,000

FERNDOWN TEL: 01202 895511

£395,000

• Spacious presented detached residence

• Sought after location

• 4 Bedrooms, master en-suite

• Sat on a corner plot

• Enviable position within the village of Sutton Poyntz

• No forward chain

• Boasting stunning rural views

• Double garage, ample off road parking

• Beautiful and well maintained rear gardens

• EPC Rating: Band E

• 4 Bedrooms, 2 reception rooms

• EPC Rating: Band E

FINE DETACHED RESIDENCE

PRESTON TEL: 01305 832021

£575,000

REQUIRES UPDATING THROUGHOUT

QUEENS PARK AVENUE TEL: 01202 537333

£384,950

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goadsby.com RESIDENTIAL BOSCOMBE SPA

01202 434300

Short Walk to Beach & Pier

WEYMOUTH

01305 831831

One of Weymouth’s Prestigious Locations

VERWOOD

01202 827333

Direct Access to Ringwood Forest

• 2 Double bedroom third floor flat with lift & porter

• Sizable and versatile 3 bedroom detached family home

• A delightful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom bungalow

• Spacious lounge, modern kitchen & bathroom

• Stunning 25ft conservatory looking onto beautifully presented gardens

• Stunning gardens, located on the outskirts of Verwood

• Ample parking & garage

• EPC Rating: TBC

• No forward chain • EPC Rating: Band D

• EPC Rating: Band C

REDUCED TO | £164,950

WESTBOURNE

01202 767688

Short Walk To The Chines And The Beach • Delightful character conversion • 3 double bedrooms, en-suite to master • Lounge/diner, kitchen and modern bathroom

| MOTIVATED VENDOR £380,000

SOUTH SWANAGE

01929 425055

Outstanding Views In Popular Location

MUST BE SEEN | £375,000

FORDINGBRIDGE

01425 656666

Exclusive Mews Development

• 4 Bed, 2 bathroom house over 3 floors

• 3 Double Bedrooms 2 Receptions

• Raised decking, garden, basement & off road parking

• Delightful private gardens

• No forward chain.

• EPC Rating: Band D

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THE CALM AND CHARM OF VIETNAM. Lang Co’s fisherman’s village springs into life before sunrise. The fishermen - and fisherwomen - haul in their overnight bounties astraders set up stalls at the daily morning market.

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At night, the river is lit with colourful lanterns and guests can enjoy a romantic boat ride. Romantic dinners can be set up on the beach, or in your villa, though the resort’s restaurants are certainly worth a visit. Ten minutes down the beach, Angsana is the more family-friendly of the two hotels, with rooms ranging from deluxe doubles to a two-bedroom loft suite. There’s also a large golf course and lots of activities, including watersports, a games room and crafts club, for kids and teens. Lang Co is within easy distance of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Hue, Hoi An and My Son. Hue is a scenic 1.5-mile drive away. Roads here are in decent condition and relatively safe, with strict speed limits. We pass endless rice paddies, dotted with workers wearing traditional Vietnamese conical hats and the odd water buffalo, grazing happily in the sun. “They deserve a rest 114 they’re the hardest workers in

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WONDER WALLS A hallway is usually such a small area in a home that you can let loose and try a bold pattern paper or a colour you might be too inhibited to use in a main living area. “Painting walls a bright or darker shade half-way up a wall, dividing with a dado rail if desired, and then using a lighter shade for the upper half of the wall which reaches the ceiling will make a hallway look more spacious,” advises Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau, author of Happy Home. Add impact, she suggests, by removing carpet and painting an entire staircase, and stencil decorative or amusing words on each riser to bring instant character to the space. Be aware this will make stairs noisier though.

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THE SWEDISH APPROACH TO GARDENING Swedish design goes much further than Ikea, thanks to Swedish garden designers including award-winning Ulf Nordfjell, who is currently preparing for his forthcoming show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Yet it is possible to bring Swedish design to your own garden, giving it a more contemporary feel with clean lines and good use of symmetry, he says. “Sweden doesn’t really have the same tradition as the UK in terms of its gardening. England has a much richer history with many different styles, ranging from old and traditional to extremely modern,” he explains. “In Sweden we favour clean, simple lines and like to create the feeling of space. Most notably, Swedish gardens must be adaptable to the harsh climate, so we use materials that can cope with that such as granite concrete, timber 132

and steel. “We have extreme winters and long summer days and so have to carefully select plants that can cope with these conditions. In the summer when it stays light until late, you can go out and do your gardening at 3am.” Sharp lines can emphasise any structures in the garden and are unusual as they are so rare in nature. They can also draw the eye to your focal point, he observes. “One way to do this is by pruning hedges. In the Laurent-Perrier garden, I have pruned quercus hedges, which are underlined by low walls of travertine. These draw the attention to the pergola, where there is an elegant water feature.

Water can be a great way to add character to your garden. It adds movement and you can easily build around it You can be creative and choose a sculpture or piece of art for added interest. “Rather than placing it centrally, French gardeners will often place

statues to the side, which creates different areas of interest around the garden.” His favourite British plants include Anemone ‘White Swan’, Iris germanica, stipa grasses and taxus (yew) hedges. His Chelsea show garden will be a contemporary take on a romantic garden, acknowledging the heritage of the family-owned Laurent-Perrier champagne house while incorporating a modern elegance. He has chosen simple materials such as stone, wood and metal, complemented by perennials in a colour palette of soft pinks and blues, as well as creamy oranges, yellows and whites. Perennials will be planted in blocks in different layers, including iris, viola, dianthus, stipa and verbascum in full sun and thalictrum, gillenia, aruncus and anemones in half shade. Gardens in Sweden are very focused on spring, which takes place in April and May in southern Sweden and a couple of weeks from the end of May in the north. There’s another peak of interest in mid-summer, but the focus tends to be on structural design rather

than plants. While there is more interest in perennials these days, Sweden does not enjoy late-flowering plants that are abundant in this country, says Nordfjell. He has been inspired by many British designers, from Vita Sackville-West to Christopher Bradley-Hole, Julie Toll, Andy Sturgeon, Tom Stuart-Smith and Jinny Blom. But among his favourites is the late Ulla Molin, a Swedish designer renowned for introducing modernism in gardening by using strong materials, soft colours and fewer, more selective plants. His own personal favourites for each season, which are easily grown in this country and will add both colour and texture to the garden scene, include Cornus sanguinea ‘Winter Flame’ in winter; Scilla siberica, Helleborus nigra and Fritillaria meleagris ‘Alba’ in spring; Dicentra Formosa ‘Aurora’, Iris sibirica ‘Silver Edge’, Paeonia ‘White Wings’, Rosa moyesii ‘Nevada’ and Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’ in summer; and Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ and Gentiana makinoi in autumn.


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Camellias can be pruned after flowering to keep the plant tidy or compact, although some have an arching open habit and aren’t improved by pruning.

They have a reputation for being difficult, but most varieties are hardy and if you grow them in a sheltered spot, possibly close to a wall or protected by nearby shrubs, they should give you glossy foliage all year round and beautiful, blousy blooms during the spring, in all shades of pink and some white or red. Grow them in pots in ericaceous compost and they shouldn’t let you down. The common camellia, japonica, produces spectacular single red blooms in mid to late spring and is best in borders, as it grows to an impressive 9m. C. ‘Leonard Messel’ is smaller and ideal for colder gardens on acid soil in a lightly shaded border, where it is not exposed to early morning sun. It should do well in a large pot.

WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK: IN YOUR GARDEN Make the most of the sunny days this June and get out in the garden to tend to your plants and shrubs. The more time we spend early in the year the easier it makes the maintenance in the summer.

THREE WAYS TO... REVIVE YOUR GARDEN AFTER THE LONG WINTER Garden and landscape designer James Alexander-Sinclair, offers the following tips: Make sure that containers and window boxes get enough water. Lawns will be recovering well by now given a bit of warm weather so will need cutting. For the first couple of mowings, keep the blades quite high to avoid scalping he turf. Herbaceous plants will be growing fast, so make sure you have stakes in place now to support them before they get too big.

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT TOMATOES FROM SEED It may be a while before any of us dare to put out our tomatoes, but now is the time to sow seeds indoors to work to a fruitful harvest later on. Sow seeds now a quarter-inch deep in pots or trays of good, freedraining seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Ideally containers should be placed in a propagator at a temperature of 1821C until after germination, which usually takes around a week to 10 days. If you don’t have a propagator, cover the pot with cling film and put it in a warm place such as an airing cupboard. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, tease them out of the original pot, holding the tip of the leaves, not the stem, and pot them individually in to 8cm pots. Water well and keep them at 18C for a few days, gradually reducing the temperature to 15C. Turn them regularly if you are growing them on the windowsill so that they grow straight and by the end of May or beginning of June it should be safe to plant them outside. If they outgrow their pots in the meantime, re-pot them into larger ones to prevent a check to growth. Good varieties include ‘Gardener’s Delight’, a cordon variety producing sweet, cherry tomatoes, and ‘Matador’, a cordon beefsteak which should give you plenty of large, tasty tomatoes.

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Protect vulnerable seedlings and plants (such as hostas) with copper rings or sharp grit. Warmer weather equals more weeds. There’s no easy shortcut, you need to get out there and get stuck in.

Daffodils which have been forced can be knocked out of their pots and planted among trees and shrubs to establish themselves for flowering in the open next year.

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The idea of your home having subsidence is pretty scary, and dry spells like the one we’re currently having make it even more likely. The good news, though, is that it won’t necessarily be as difficult to remedy as you might think. Subsidence is the shrinking and lowering of the earth that your home is built on, which results in the foundations moving and cracks appearing in the building. It’s more of a problem with certain types of soil and with period properties, as they often have shallow foundations. There are several causes of subsidence, but one of the most common is trees. Tree roots can cause movement by growing under the foundations, but even if they’re not that invasive, the roots extract moisture from the soil, causing the ground to contract. Consumer group Which? estimates that around 70% of subsidence is caused by tree roots, which is why you may want to think twice before planting a tree near your home or buying somewhere with a sizeable tree close to it. Pruning or removing the

tree is often the solution, but it can sometimes make the problem worse. Clay soil is another common cause of subsidence. It usually holds a lot of water, but when the water table drops during dry weather, the clay starts to shrink. Hidden mine shafts or bell mines, culverts and pipework, or sandy or gravelly soil can also cause subsidence. Defective drains also mean that leaking water can wash away unstable soil from around a building’s foundations. If you do see cracks in plaster or brickwork, they’re not necessarily a sign of subsidence - cracks can be caused by all sorts of things, and are often nothing to worry about. However, new or expanding cracks wider than 3mm may be caused by subsidence, especially during a dry spell. Cracks that are wider at the top than the bottom and that run diagonally, particu-

larly from window and door frames, can be a sign of subsidence too. A crack that’s on both the interior and exterior of a wall, plus rippling wallpaper can also be evidence of subsidence. If your doors and windows start to stick, it may mean that the building’s moving due to subsidence, although it’s often just harmless seasonal movement. If you think your home is suffering from subsidence, tell your buildings insurer, as they should get an expert to check

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it out. It’s often a case of monitoring the situation, which can be a lengthy process lasting months or even years, and drain and geological surveys may be necessary. If you don’t have insurance, or don’t want to involve the insurance company straightaway, get a chartered surveyor to assess the problem. In the worst cases, a structural engineer will also be needed. Assuming it does prove to be subsidence, the insurance should pay for the remedi-

al work (less any excess, of course). Relatively easy solutions can often be found, such as fixing the defective drain or water pipe. If a more radical remedy is required, metal piles can be used to shore up the foundations, but only if the foundations are strong enough. Jet grouting can be used in some situations too. This means injecting chemicals underground to fill gaps and make unstable soil solid. It works well with gravelly soil, for example, but not clay. People associate underpinning with subsidence, but underpinning is actually only necessary in a small proportion of cases - which is just as well because it’s a slow and expensive process. Underpinning basically involves digging pits under the foundations and filling them with concrete, so while it’s a pain to do, your home should be a lot sturdier for it.

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HOW-TO TIP How do you tell the difference between subsidence and settlement? If you live in a new home and see cracks appearing, it’s almost certainly settlement, which is the process of the building materials settling and the ground underneath the building settling and compacting. The house builder should make a return visit to make good these cracks.


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ASK THE GARDEN EXPERT Catherine Morford Nature’s Way For Kids LET THE KIDS RUN WILD THIS SUMMER! With the summer holidays in full swing, why not encourage the kids to get outside and explore. There are plenty of fun activities they can do, introducing them to the natural environment and best of all … they won’t cost the earth!

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Before you chuck out your old gardening tools or that urn you inherited from your grandmother, check out their value because Jonty Hearnden, presenter of the BBC1 show Cash In The Attic, says you could be sitting on a goldmine. He reckons you may be able to sell anything from old paving slabs to large concrete urns, ancient tools, aged weathervanes and benches for hundreds - or even thousands - of pounds. People who’ve inherited property or are clearing houses for relatives are the most likely candidates to find an Aladdin’s cave of treasure in the garden. “The most common items that may be lying around are garden urns or statuary of the 20th century, the moulded urns and the moulded figurines and birdbaths which you think are just old and don’t have any value,” he says. “Actually, there’s a very good second hand value for those items because dealers and interior designers like urns which look really weathered. They might only be 20 to 40-yearsold, but there’s a definite market for antique-looking reproduction garden urns and other items.” Such items may be made of concrete, otherwise known as reconstituted stone, and the ones fetching the most money have an 18th or 19th century feel to them, he says. “I went into a shop the other day where there were four identical urns that were 2ft tall by 1ft wide with box bushes in them. They looked a million dollars and they were probably around £400 each.”

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Birdbaths, weathervanes and other ephemera all have a value, he says. “You could easily get £100 for a bird

bath in an auction sale. It has to be weathered so that it doesn’t look new, which can take a few years.”

people will pay good money for garden edging tiles from the 19th century.

Coalbrookdale garden benches, which are made of highly ornate and Victorian-looking cast iron, are extremely sought-after items which can fetch between £3,000-£6,000, he observes. The 19th century benches are often stamped Coalbrookdale or C-B Dale Co, and the seat is probably made of timber slats. “People may be sitting on a fortune because they just don’t realise how expensive these benches are,” he says.

“The Victorians produced a lot of garden design materials. It was the era of the municipal space where you would have a garden park which was manicured, with flowerbeds, run by the community or local town council. They were very big on gardens.”

There is also a market for old garden tools, desired for their craftsmanship. “Garden tools have a certain value. Don’t just throw them away. There will be somebody out there who wants them because they just love the feel of old wooden handles and cast metalware that’s not made to the same standard today. “Good places to sell those sorts of objects are eBay and car boot sales, as people will often pay between £10-£30 for old, good quality forks and trowels if they look presentable. Expect to get less on eBay. Go for the car boot sale if you’re selling anything under £20.” Also, in a house that is Victorian or older, don’t forget to look down,

Undamaged marble is especially lucrative and will fetch thousands, while urns and ornaments can make the top hundreds. “Where I find people need a lot of guidance is when they’ve inherited properties or are dealing with deceased estates. That’s when people go into the garden and find hidden treasures.” Now, a new website, cashintheattic.com, has been launched to help people value their items. After uploading a few snaps of items to the website, experts will value their worth, charging from £5 per valuation. The site can help visitors research pricing and provenance. Spring and summer are the perfect times to sell garden memorabilia, Hearnden adds. Dealers and salvage companies will buy many gardening items, while there are auc-

tion houses such as Summers Place Auctions in West Sussex, which deal specifically in high end garden statuary. Frost damage will inevitably devalue items which would otherwise fetch a good price, he agrees. “Once ornaments are damaged by frost, they won’t have value. Check for hairline cracks because dealers won’t want to buy items with hairline cracks.” Even paving slabs may be worth selling, he observes. “York paving stone, initially laid municipally for street paving, has all now been taken up and put down into people’s kitchens and interiors or put on people’s patios because they really love the look. “Now, companies make reproduction York paving slabs because it’s so desirable. If you have York stone as a patio you don’t want, there’s probably a buyer for it. There’s usually a salvage man who will want to pay you good money for it and take it away for you, all at the same time.” Even garden gnomes may fetch a price in the future, he adds. Like the William and Kate gnomes at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.


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French lavender is best grown in welldrained, light soil in a warm position, sheltered from cold winds and frost.

Originating from hot, dry Mediterranean regions, French lavender makes a change from traditional lavender. With its showy bracts above the flower heads, L. stoechas is an aromatic dwarf shrub growing to 60cm tall, with narrow, grey-green leaves and short-stalked, dense, heads of tiny purple flowers surmounted by a tuft of purple bracts. There are also white forms such as ‘Snowman’ and others which combine two colours, such as ‘Pretty Polly’, which has purple flowers with white bracts. It is not fully hardy, but survives well in a sunny corner or against a warm wall, and makes an excellent container plant that can be brought under cover in winter.

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THREE WAYS TO... PERK UP SHADY PATIO Consider filling a container with shade-tolerant plants including white busy Lizzies, purple heliotropes, nemesia and evergreen lamium.

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT Brighten up a shady wall with a climbing clematis, many of which are shade tolerant. Try large-flowered hybrids in dappled shade such as C. ‘Hagly Hybrid’, whose pretty pink flowers stay true to their colour until you put them in the sun, or C. alpina, the alpine clematis, with its dainty blue, bell-like flowers. Make the most of architectural specimens which like shade, including hostas and ferns, positioning pots of them around a focal point such as a statue.

CHIVES (ALLIUM SCHOENOPRASUM) These members of the onion family look great in the vegetable patch, or at the front of a flower border, with their pretty purple lollipop flowers. Even if you don’t like the taste of chives you can appreciate them as an ornamental. The flowers make a colourful addition to salads, while the onion-flavoured stems make a great addition snipped into sour cream for a delicious dip or jacket potato filling, or simply added to a salad instead of salad onions. These perennials are generally trouble-free, coming back year after year with no fuss. Plant pot-grown plants out in late spring or summer, water them in and keep them weeded and watered in dry spells. Remove faded flower heads and stalk to keep plants looking tidy through the summer.

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I am half way through my training journey ready to take part in my first full Marathon……the thought of it makes my stomach churn, but there’s no going back now…..I will do this! I’m so excited that we have our first Marathon in our own town and can’t wait to take part and support this event that will raise money for many local and national charities. As well as the strict running programme and eating plan that I am following, regular sports massage is part of my way of life at the moment! A regular sports massage can help a runner’s body no end, to recover from the pains and aches of a lengthy run, and to improve blood supply and flexibility. Whether opting for a massage before or after a

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So it’s the school holidays and your probably already running out of things to occupy the kids. Try getting them involved in the kitchen by making lunch, with this simple pizza recipe. If they are having their friends over, no problem, turn it into a pizza party! Lay out bowls of different topping ideas and let them create their own pizzas. When everyone chooses their own toppings there are no more dramas with fussy eaters. Making the dough yourself beforehand is recommended for younger children.

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Method

1. 225g of strong plain flour

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2. 1 teaspoon of dried yeast 3. 1 tablespoon of olive oil 4. 150ml of warm water 5. Extra flour for kneading

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6. 150ml of warm water 7. Tomato puree 8. Topping suggestions: mozzarella, olives mushrooms, peppers, ham, cheese, spinach, and chorizo.

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THE ROOTS OF A GOOD BARBIE When it comes to barbecues, we’re certainly not lacking in enthusiasm, but some expert inspiration on the recipe front wouldn’t go amiss . And with the record-breaking heatwave and Royal Baby fever making this a memorable summer, why not be inspired and pull off something a little more impressive than burnt bangers and charred chicken? For Dragons’ Den entrepreneur and TV chef Levi Roots, the barbecue is a time to shine - and July’s abundant sunshine has made it all the better. “The weather here’s been brilliant. This is the first time in years I haven’t felt like I should be back in Jamaica!” says Roots with a heart laugh. “In previous summers I’ve felt like I should get out of the UK but this year I feel very at home with the weather,” adds the chef, who moved from Jamaica to live in the UK in the 1970s. Roots, who wowed Dragons’ Den judges with his Reggae Reggae Sauce in 2006, never feels more at home than when he

has food blazing away on the barbecue. “I grew up cooking food on the barbecue and I see grilling as the best way to get flavours from food,” says the cook, who’s just released a new book, Grill It With Levi. “Barbecuing is a Caribbean person’s heritage. I love grilled food.” The charismatic cook, who has written three other recipe books and starred in his own BBC Two programme Caribbean Food Made Easy, has some fail-safe advice for grill fans. “When people talk about grilling food, it’s not just about throwing it on the barbecue. It needs help so that the flavours deepen,” he says. He suggests spending time

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Sticky stout ribs Ingredients 2 small racks of pork ribs 2 bay leaves 1tbsp soy sauce For the marinade: 400ml stout 4tbsp soft dark brown sugar 2tbsp Mild or X Hot Reggae

Reggae Sauce or a barbecue or chilli sauce of your choosing 2tbsp cider vinegar 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1tbsp soy sauce 2 bay leaves

Method Put the ribs in a large lidded pan and cover with water. Add two bay leaves and the soy sauce and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of the ribs. Meanwhile, combine the marinade ingredients in a pan. Simmer over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved, then boil for 5 minutes to thicken slightly. Leave to cool and then transfer to a shallow dish. Drain the ribs, add them to the marinade and turn well to coat. Set aside. As soon as the ribs are cool, cover and chill, ideally overnight, or for as long as possible, turning them over every so often. Lift the ribs out of the marinade 20 minutes before cooking. Reserve about 150ml of the liquid for basting and boil the rest to produce a sticky glaze, taking care that it doesn’t burn. Barbecue the ribs for 5 minutes or so on each side, turning and basting with the marinade as you go. Towards the end, give the ribs a couple of licks of the glaze to give them a nice shiny lacquer.

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prepping meat before putting in on the grill. “Once you put something on the heat and it starts cooking, the flavours start to go,” he says. “I always say if you are using meat, marinate it for a good while before, because the flavour will get lost otherwise.” Roots recommends cool salads as the perfect accompaniment to barbecued dishes. And one final important ingredient... “Once you have marinated your meat and put it on the barbecue, all you need to do is to put some music on and let the magic happen,” he says, grinning.


RECIPE

SERVES 6

Barbecued chicken fillets with molasses sugar and lime Ingredients 6 chicken breasts, skin removed 4tbsp molasses sugar Juice of 4 limes

3tbsp olive oil Leaves from 3 fresh thyme sprigs Salt and pepper

Method Put the chicken breasts between two sheets of greaseproof paper or clingfilm and bash them flat with a rolling pin. I f you don’t do this you might find that the outside is cooked and dry while the inside is still raw. Mix the remaining ingredients in a large, shallow dish and add the chicken. Cover with clingfilm and marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours. Lift the chicken out of the marinade, shaking off the excess. Barbecue for seven minutes, turning and basting with the marinade as it cooks. Serve immediately.

RECIPE

SERVES 8

Wild, red and brown rice salad with roasted pumpkin Ingredients For the dressing: 3tbsp cider vinegar ½tsp Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½tsp soft light brown sugar 180ml extra virgin olive oil For the rice: 1tbsp olive oil 1 onion peeled finely chopped 1 cinnamon stick, halved 5 allspice berries, crushed ½tsp ground ginger ¼tsp chilli flakes 500g mixed brown basmati,

red and wild rice 1 litre light chicken or vegetable stock 1 bay leaf 2tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 50g pistachios, chopped For the pumpkin: 750g sweet pumpkin or squash, peeled, seeded and cut into wedges or chunks 75ml olive oil 2tbsp clear honey 3tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method Make the dressing so that it’s ready when you need it - just put all the ingredients in a jam jar and give it a good shake. For the rice, heat the oil in a pan and gently saute the onion until soft and pale gold. Add the cinnamon, allspice, ginger and chilli and cook for about one minute to release the fragrance. Pour in the rice, stir to coat in the oil and then add the

Grill It With Levi chicken stock and bay leaf. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and briskly simmer until the rice is tender and the stock is absorbed, about 45 minutes. (These types of rice never soften in the way white rice does.) Keep an eye on the liquid to make sure the rice doesn’t dry out or burn. When ready, immediately toss with two-thirds of the dressing. Meanwhile, preheat

the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Put the pumpkin or squash in a roasting tin. Mix the oil, honey and vinegar together and drizzle over the pumpkin. Roast for about 20 minutes, or until the pumpkin is completely tender and slightly caramelised. Add the pumpkin to the rice salad with the parsley and pistachios. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

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BOND CAR UNDER THE HAMMER The Lotus Esprit ‘Submarine’ car which famously featured in the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me is due to be sold at auction in September. No price estimate has been given but a previous Bond film car, the Aston Martin DB5 featured in Goldfinger, fetched £2.9 million when sold in auction in 2010. The white Lotus which was seen to drive underwater in the film commonly tops the polls on favourite film cars of all time surveys. The vehicle will be offered by RM Auctions at its London sale on September 8-9, in Battersea Park. Known as ‘Wet Nellie’ on the set, it was the only car to be built into a fully operational, self-propelled ‘submarine’, by Perry Oceanographic, based in Riviera Beach, Florida. The driver of the car was Don Griffin, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL and test pilot for Perry, who operated the vehicle utilising its motorised propellers while manoeuvring with levered steering mechanisms. After filming was over, the car was put into a storage unit with 10 years rent paid in advance. In 1989 when the advance rent ran out, the contents of the unit were put up for ‘blind’ public auction. A modest bid produced a shock for the winning bidder when the dust-sheets were removed to reveal the long-lost Bond car. Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Auctions, Europe, says: “We have a great track record in selling incredible and iconic movie cars, and this particular Lotus is certainly up there amongst the most famous cars of all time.”

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FORD KUGA ROAD TEST The first-generation model of Ford’s Kuga crossover proved popular, with more than 45,000 sold in the UK, despite some saying that its boot space was too small. Now the second-generation model is available and not only it is more efficient and better equipped, it also has a bigger load space. Competition in the sector is strong, with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai, VW Tiguan Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Santa Fe all battling for market share, writes Nick Fletcher. The Kuga offers petrol and diesel engines and two or four-wheel drive. The 2.0-litre diesel is a mainstream choice, and it is available with 138hp and 161 hp outputs, with only the latter available as four-wheel drive. There are three trim levels - Zetec features

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My recent test model was a mid-range Titanium version with the higher output 161 hp 2.0 litre diesel unit. Top speed is 123 mph, the 0-60 mph time nippy at 9.9 seconds, and fuel economy very good at 47.9 mpg combined.

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No doubt about it, the latest Kuga scores highly on almost all counts and while there are competitors who offer more in certain respects, in my view no rival exceeds the Kuga’s all-round crossover package.

NEW MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS Mercedes describes its new S-Class as “the most advanced and luxurious Mercedes-Benz yet created.” The car has just gone on sale in the UK, priced from £62,650. With a three-engine line up of one diesel, one petrol and one petrol hybrid - S 350 BlueTEC, S 400 Hybrid and S 500 - the new range also offers two trim choices of SE Line and AMG Line, as well as the standard and long wheelbase options, with UK production commencing in September ahead of deliveries in October.

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THURSDAY’S TO SUNDAY’S THE COTTONWOOD BOUTIQUE HOTEL

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Up to 2000 bike enthusiasts roar into town every Tuesday night from April until the end of September, turning Poole Quay into a fabulous bike show. Join enthusiasts and spectators for a great atmosphere.

Supporting local musical talent is something that The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel strongly believes in. That is why we are pleased to let you know that every Thursday to Sunday you will find live music from artists in and around Dorset, Hampshire, Devon and Wiltshire. No matter what you are in the mood for, you will find a day and a style that suits you and your family. With stunning views of the sea and only minutes from the Lansdowne and town centre, The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel is the place to be to wind down from the stressful week at work. So come along maybe have a glass of bubbly, a beer and something to eat and listen to great songs from a great artist while sat in our funky bar.

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A brilliant selection of events happening across Dorset & Hampshire over the coming weeks..

7TH - 8TH SEPTEMBER PARTY IN THE PARK Party in the Park was established in 2001 and each year the event has been running it has grown from strength to strength playing a vital role in bringing the local community in and around Poole together. The team at JJ PR & Events are excited to announce that this year will be the first year it will be running over two days, with more coverage and exposure than ever before. The event is a family event filled with fun and laughter with an opportunity to wine and dine at your leisure and sit back and listen to the sounds of local talented bands. The day also gives a chance to help raise money for a local charity. The local charity chosen this year is Wessex Cancer Trust. This charity provides relief for people suffering from cancer, helps support research into the disease and helps to advance education into its causes, prevention and treatment. Karen Rhys, from Wessex Cancer Trust said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be nominated the chosen charity for this year’s Party in the Park and we look forward to seeing you all at this hugely popular event. Tickets on sale from Friday 21st June 2013.

Ashley Cross Green www.partyintheparks.co.uk

EVERY TUESDAY 6PM COLES MILLERS DREAM MACHINES BIKE NIGHT

29TH JULY - 25TH AUGUST KIDS FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL With plenty of FREE exciting family events throughout the Lower Gardens, it’s a dazling summer in Bournemouth - so just turn up and join in the fun! More than 100 free shows and activities featuring magicians, puppet shows, comedy capers, clowns, ‘Have-a-go’ workshops, games and non-stop entertainment. This event keeps the kids entertained throughout the summer holidays so mum and dad can have a break!

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FROM 31ST JULY CANDLELIGHT NIGHTS

EVERY THURSDAY 6PM SUMMER BREEZE Starting on 25 July and running every Thursday evening in August from 7pm, the Breeze Volkswagen sponsored Summer Breeze on the Quay will provide live music, street entertainment and family fun followed by spectacular fireworks over Poole Harbour. Bruce GrantBraham, Chairman of Poole Tourism Partnership, said: “Whilst Summer Breeze on

the Beach has been really popular, the local businesses that support the events and pay for the fireworks wanted to concentrate Summer Breeze on Poole Quay over the main summer holiday period. After talking to partners, Poole Tourism Partnership took the decision to focus the event at the time and location that provides the most economic impact for the town. Our aim in putting on special events is always to provide interest and

entertainment for visitors and residents to enjoy whilst benefitting the local tourism and hospitality business that invest in the town.”

Once again, Bournemouth’s award-winning Lower Gardens will be illuminated by hundreds of tea lights. From dusk (approx 8pm) join in with the lighting of thousands of candles in coloured glass jars to see the Lower Gardens transformed into a magical candleit kingdom in one of Bournemouth’s oldest and most enduring traditions. PLUS Fire zone, Music Zone, Family Zone and Hritage Zone including great music and street entertainment. Tapers available from the crazy golf kiosk and the Bandstand.

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Branksome Park, Poole

Canford Cliffs, Poole

1930s detached house set in landscaped gardens over an acre.

Planning permission granted for two new homes.

Five bedrooms • Two bathrooms and two separate cloakrooms • Three garages (approximately 1,227 sq ft) • Landscaped front and rear gardens • Lawns, well stocked beds and woodland • Extended driveway with parking for several vehicles Approximately 2,207 sq ft / 205 sq m • Energy Rating: E

Desirable corner plot • Full planning permission granted for two detached four bedroom houses of approx. 2,280 sq ft and 2,064 sq ft • Refurbishment opportunity for existing property • Close proximity to Canford Cliffs village, beaches and Poole Harbour • Energy Rating: E

Guide Price: £1,250,000

Guide Price: £1,125,000

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Branksome Park, Poole

Branksome Park, Poole

Beautiful grounds close to the beach.

A contemporary apartment close to Blue Flag beaches.

Three double bedrooms • En-suite to master plus family bathroom • Two reception rooms plus garden room • Traditional styled interior throughout • Retaining many original features • Southerly rear garden • Approximately 2,580 sq ft / 239 sq m Energy Rating: E

Three double bedrooms • Luxuriously appointed family bathroom and two en-suites Two extensive terraces, one with sea glimpses • Gated development with beautifully landscaped grounds • Secure underground parking for two vehicles • Approximately 1,560 sq ft / 145 sq m • Energy Rating: B

Guide Price: £995,000

Guide Price: £849,950

01202 509 137

01202 509 137

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Avon Castle, Ringwood

Wimborne, Dorset

Country style residence in extensive five acre grounds.

Total seclusion and privacy in a premier location.

Eight bedrooms including guest cottage • Beautiful views of Avon Valley • River frontages • Tennis court, indoor swimming pool and sauna • Two entrance driveways with electric gates • Impressive landscaped grounds • Approximately 8,384 sq ft / 779 sq m including guest cottage, outbuilding and garage • Energy Rating: D

Four acres on Arrowsmith Road • Ultra contemporary specification • Five bedrooms Five bath/shower rooms • Cinema room • Elevated position • Woodland setting including 100 ft.+ Redwood trees • Six person hot tub • Triple garaging • Electric gates • Approximately 4,672 sq ft / 434 sq m • Energy Rating: C

Guide Price: £3,500,000

Guide Price: £2,695,000

01202 509 137

01202 509 137

Talbot Woods, Bournemouth

Branksome Park, Poole

Considered by many as Bournemouth’s finest private residence.

A versatile and modern home, in a secluded and private setting.

Seven bedrooms • Four reception rooms • Detached residence • Grounds of approximately 0.6 acres • Stunning southerly grounds • Opposite golf course Staff accommodation • Carriage driveway • Swimming pool • Outbuildings Approximately 5,759 sq ft / 535 sq m • Energy Rating: E

Five bedrooms • Principal reception areas positioned on middle floor • Versatile layout over three floors • Skillfully re-designed and extensively refurbished Beautifully landscaped and secluded plot • Private driveway with electric double gates Approximately 4,338 sq ft / 403 sq m including four car garage • Energy Rating: D

Guide Price: £2,000,000

Guide Price: £1,595,000

01202 509 137

01202 509 137

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