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THE COLLECTION MAGAZINE

THE BURY ST EDMUNDS

ISSUE 2 2018

COLLECTION BY THE WATER A HOME BY THE WATER OFFERS BOTH FANTASTIC VIEWS AND A CHANCE TO GET BACK TO NATURE

PREMIUM  GOLFING

Local Expertise, National Presence, International Audience

GOLF IS OFTEN MORE THAN A SPORT, IT CAN ALSO BE A LIFESTYLE CHOICE

Our international activities are co-ordinated from our showroom in Park Lane, Mayfair, London and in over 300 locations worldwide. We combine the international market with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

Fine & Country Head Office, 119-121 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 7AG +44 (0)20 7079 1515 | parklane@fineandcountry.com | fineandcountry.com

PRICE: £4.00

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ABOUT US

YOUR LOCAL FINE & COUNTRY TEAM Neil Pettit – Director

Neil has wide business experience and is a dedicated property professional with a vast knowledge of not only selling and renting homes but also of construction. Neil is able to provide invaluable assistance to property investors and is able to provide portfolio management advice. Neil's home, which he shares with his wife Anna and his three children, is on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

Yannis Prodromou – Director

Yannis has been in the industry for nearly 35 years now and has been the Director of a successful estate agency business for many years. He has a wealth of experience in the property sector, both in sales and lettings and is committed to delivering high standards of professionalism with sound advice to customers, an ethos reflected and endorsed within Fine & Country. Kelly Law – Manager

Kelly is a property professional with a wealth of experience selling homes, moving families and finding investment opportunities for our retained clients. Managing a busy office in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Kelly thrives on the challenges presented every day. She is passionate when developing and promoting the Fine & Country brand and embracing the marketing ethos of lifestyle and quality, no compromise and trust. Clients love her enthusiasm and drive to succeed.

Bobbi Findlay – Client Consultant

Bobbi joined us from one of our associated companies and now uses her knowledge and skill set in a much wider market. Due to her previous experience in customer service roles, Bobbi promotes, through regular liaison with clients and colleagues, a customer service culture which emphasises a strong client partnership.

Sarah Langston – Senior Property Consultant/Valuer

Sarah joined Fine & Country to develop our "Town Collection" properties. Specialising in Bury St Edmunds and drawing on her training and experience working in the corporate sector, Sarah now uses her extensive knowledge of the local market to deliver a first class client experience when advising on all aspects of the property market. Now a fully integrated valued member of the team Sarah lives and works in the town she loves.

Richard Meyerowitz – Property Consultant

Richard is new to the Fine and Country brand having shown great promise with a local corporate agent in his home town of Bury St Edmunds. He hopes to draw upon his experience in fine dining restaurant management to provide a unique customer experience in his new role with great communication and local knowledge having lived in Suffolk for nearly 30 years.

Fine & Country 92 St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SQ T: 01284 718822 E: burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com Copyright 2018 Fine & Country | www.fineandcountry.com Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 09559009 Registered office at Eldo House, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7AR

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CONTENTS

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DESIGN SCENE: DECORATING A NEW HOME

FINE & COUNTRY NEWS The latest news, events and happenings in the world of Fine & Country.

£345,000 Moving into a new property can be an £565,000 11% 1% overwhelming experience. Fine & Country Interior Design talks to their specialist design firms that AND THE HUMBER NORTH WEST assist homeowners settling into newYORKSHIRE homes. SOUTH WEST TOP 1%

ANNUAL CHANGE

ANNUAL CHANGE

£675,000

£420,000

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

4%

£405,000

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

6%

£620,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

15%

ANNUAL CHANGE

ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

3%

TOP 1%

TOP 5%

TOP 5%

£370,000

£610,000

average price

4%

EAST MIDLANDS

WALES TOP 1% SOUTH WEST

TOP 1%

TOP 5%

TOP 5%

TOP 1%

ANNUAL CHANGE

TOP 5%

£419,000

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

3%

£686,000

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

7%

average price

4%

WEST MIDLANDS TOP 1% SOUTH WEST

£598,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

9%

TOP 5%

£470,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

1%

SOUTH WEST TOP 1% SOUTH WEST

£955,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

1%

TOP 5%

£630,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

9% EAST OF ENGLAND TOP 1%

TOP 5%

£675,000

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ANNUAL CHANGE

SOUTH EAST

£1,150,000 average price

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

2%

TOP 5%

TOP 1%

£1,410,000 average price

£816,400

ANNUAL CHANGE

ANNUAL CHANGE

4%

average price

3%

MARKET ROUND UP

LONDON TOP 5%

TOP 1%

£1,508,000

£3,275,000

ANNUAL CHANGE

ANNUAL CHANGE

The cold gloomy weather is giving way to warmer spells.

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ESCAPE: A TEASPOON OF SUNLIGHT Summer in the UK can be an elusive thing. Michael Reed heads south, seeking sunshine in Cornwall.

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CONTENTS

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Golf is often more than a sport, it can also be a lifestyle choice. Daniel Price looks into the growing popularity of premium golf properties.

A home by the water offers both fantastic views and a chance to get back to nature. Lisa Preece finds spectacular homes by rivers, lakes and the sea.

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It can be difficult to find a balance between location, amenities and family life. Lisa Preece views a property that has the magic combination.

When most pubs are gastropubs, restaurants have to be creative to have impact. Giselle Whiteaker finds cuisine that is a cut above.

GOLF: PREMIUM GOLFING

PROPERTY FEATURE: A BALANCING ACT

P R O P E RTY H I G H L I G H T: BY THE WATER

CUISINE: THE GASTRONOMY GAME

THE COLLECTION MAGAZINE

THE BURY ST EDMUNDS

ISSUE 2 2018

COLLECTION BY THE WATER A HOME BY THE WATER OFFERS BOTH FANTASTIC VIEWS AND A CHANCE TO GET BACK TO NATURE

PREMIUM GOLFING GOLF IS OFTEN MORE THAN A SPORT, IT CAN ALSO BE A LIFESTYLE CHOICE

PRICE: £4.00

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THE AVIARY BURY ST EDMUNDS SUFFOLK

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ONLY THREE PLOTS REMAINING

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A truly stunning new development of luxury townhouses which take inspiration for their name from the Abbey Gardens Aviary, and the nearby Lark and Linnet rivers. Each home is built over three or four storeys and are designed with a superior specification for the discerning buyer, spacious interiors and first-class finishes.

Price POA Office Bury St Edmunds Contact 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

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DESIGN

DECORATING A NEW HOME MOVING INTO A NEW PROPERTY CAN BE AN OVERWHELMING EXPERIENCE WHEN YOU HAVE TO

DECIDE HOW TO DECORATE AND WHAT TO DO FIRST. FINE & COUNTRY INTERIOR DESIGN TALKS TO THEIR SPECIALIST DESIGN FIRMS THAT ASSIST HOMEOWNERS SETTLING INTO NEW HOMES. Sit back and wait “When you move into a new property, do nothing to begin with,” advises Elaine Penhaul from Lemon and Lime Interiors. “The first couple of months in a new home are vital to learn how the space works for you and what changes and improvements you need.”

Plan your space “While you’re settling in, take the time to assess how the room layout and space works for you and your family,” says Preet Dhanoa from Mood Interiors. “A previous owner decided the dining room should be next to the kitchen, but that may not be the best layout for you.”

Neutralise the space “Painting over garish colours and wallpaper with light neutral hues before you commit to a new colour scheme is an important step towards defining the perfect colour scheme. This will help you understand how the light works around the house, what time each room has its strongest light, and which rooms don’t get much light at all. Choosing colours without understanding the light in a space is a mistake," says Elaine.

Make it your own “Once you are confident with your home design, make it your own,” says Preet. “Be brave and bold; don’t be afraid to add your own style and personality."

Take your time “We always recommend our clients put their room schemes together slowly. Take inspiration from objects you love: a piece of art, a much-loved family heirloom or a favourite armchair. Use your key pieces to create a theme for the colour, style and furnishing of a room,” says Elaine.

Take it one room at a time; start with one colour and introduce others layer by layer. Using accessories, soft furnishings and wall finishes can add depth and interest to your overall design." You can augment the atmosphere of your home by altering colours, textures or lighting – don’t be afraid to experiment and learn as you go – that’s half the fun."

TOP LEFT

Design by Fine & Country Mood Interiors. TOP RIGHT AND ABOVE

Design by Fine & Country Lemon & Lime Interiors​.

For more interior design tips, visit our blog at fineandcountry.com/uk/blog

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NEWS

NEWS POLO 10TH ANNIVERSARY

NEW IN SEVENOAKS

Join Fine & Country at their biggest event of the year: The Fine & Country Gold Cup polo tournament. Thousands of people will attend the exhilarating day of polo on Saturday 7th July at Dallas Burston Polo Club, near Royal Leamington Spa.

Sevenoaks is the latest location to join the Fine & Country network of estate agents in over 300 locations worldwide. The new office will be located in the centre of Otford Village, overlooking the only listed duck pond in England.

As the action unfolds on the pitch, families and friends will sample picnics and sip Prosecco as the horses race by. There is also fun to be had with fairground games, stalls selling local products, and food vendors. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the event will run into the evening at a glittering celebration.

It is one of many new UK locations for the brand in 2018. Fine & Country Tunbridge Wells opened its latest office in mid-January, while Fine & Country Leicester and Fine & Country Bury St. Edmunds opened in February.

Tickets are complimentary, but donations of £10 per parked car are requested for the Fine & Country Foundation, which fights the causes of homelessness. Book your complimentary tickets or upgrade to a VIP package at www.fineandcountry.com/uk/polo

Fine & Country Sevenoaks 01959 525202 sevenoaks@fineandcountry.com Fine & Country Tunbridge Wells 01892 701900 tunbridgewells@fineandcountry.com Fine & Country Leicester 0116 296 7777 leicester@fineandcountry.com Fine & Country Bury St Edmunds 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

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NEWS

A HOLE IN ONE The Fine & Country summer event schedule is in full swing. The first calendar event was the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, where Fine & Country exhibited fantastic golf properties for sale around the world. The golfing competition, which ran from the 24 – 27 May, attracted some of the world’s best players. Fine & Country also ran a social media competition to win two tickets to the final day of the event, which saw Francesco Molinari claim the trophy ahead of Rory McIlroy at the renowned course. Fine & Country partnered with European Tour Properties to exhibit a collection of elite golf properties in some of the world’s most prestigious residential golf developments, including Bom Sucesso Resort, Black Mountain Golf Club and Resort, and PGA Catalunya Resort.

EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY On 25 April 2015, a devastating earthquake struck Nepal. Tens of thousands of people were displaced, and thousands remain living in temporary accommodation. Three years later, The Fine & Country Foundation has rebuilt over half of the homes in the small mountain village of Thangpalkot1, where 86 of the 94 houses were flattened. A donation of £16,000 provided funding for 10 houses in March 2017, and a trek to Everest Base Camp in October 2017 raised an incredible £32,000 for a further 20 houses.

FAST-TRACKING GROWTH Fine & Country has had an extremely successful start to 2018, expanding rapidly in the first quarter of the year. The brand opened two new offices in Europe, in Cyprus and Cascais, Portugal.

The support for Thangpalkot1 continues in 2018: £1,296 was raised at the Fine & Country conference, and individual offices have pledged their support for the village. 50 houses have been funded and 41 of these are completed or receiving some finishing touches. For more information or to support the Foundation, visit www.fineandcountryfoundation.com

The new Fine & Country Cyprus office was launched by Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus, who gave a welcoming speech to more than 200 people. Fine & Country Cascais joins the network of 12 Portuguese offices in Comporta, Porto, Estoril, Chiado Lisbon, Marques do Pombal Lisbon and six locations along the Algarve.

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MARKET OUTLOOK

MARKET OUTLOOK WHAT THE NEW HOUSING MINISTER MIGHT MEAN FOR PRIME RESIDENTIAL MARKETS. The most recent housing market figures show prime (the top 5% of homes) and super-prime properties (top 1%) continue to increase in price across the UK. The most recently released figures show house prices to January 2018, and these demonstrate the largest prime growth over the last year has been in the West Midlands, where prices have grown by 9%. The super-prime market has seen massive 11% growth in the North East. But what is in store for the future? Changes in Westminster may have some impact on the nationwide property market. Following the departure of Amber Rudd, the reorganised cabinet sees James Brokenshire take over as the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. He has swiftly returned to senior office after he stepped down as Northern Ireland Secretary, owing to illness. His good relationship with the Prime Minister is significant because it makes it much more likely Theresa May’s vision for the housing market will become a reality.

What exactly is this vision? Looking through last year’s White Paper, the substance is mostly the position successive governments have taken – that the UK needs to build more homes. The government has mostly allied itself with the idea that developers are the "bad guys" for land banking. Land banking is the practice of buying land and waiting until the value of that land rises – perhaps indefinitely – instead of building homes. As a result, builders may be financially disincentivised to build. While this accusation is not without merit, the whole process is quite complicated. We are most concerned with the prime markets around the UK, so what might the changes mean for this segment of the residential market? The answer is probably “not much”. The market is still feeling the effects of the Stamp Duty hike, and we can’t see that changing any time soon. Contact your local Fine & Country office to find out more about the property market in your area and to request a market appraisal. Source: ResiAnalytics

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MARKET OUTLOOK

LATEST PRICE MOVEMENTS OF THE PREMIUM AND SUPER-PREMIUM REGIONAL MARKETS

NORTH EAST £345,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

£675,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

£420,000

£620,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

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ANNUAL CHANGE

6%

15%

ANNUAL CHANGE

£610,000

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

4%

average price

3%

EAST MIDLANDS TOP 1%

TOP 5%

TOP 5%

£370,000

11%

TOP 1%

£405,000

average price

WALES TOP 1% SOUTH WEST

ANNUAL CHANGE

1%

average price

TOP 5%

TOP 5% ANNUAL CHANGE

4%

£565,000

average price

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER

NORTH WEST TOP 1% SOUTH WEST

TOP 1%

TOP 5%

£419,000

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

3%

£686,000

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

7%

average price

4%

WEST MIDLANDS TOP 5%

TOP 1% SOUTH WEST

£598,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

ANNUAL CHANGE

9%

SOUTH WEST TOP 1% SOUTH WEST £955,000 average price ANNUAL CHANGE

£470,000

average price

1%

average price

1%

TOP 5%

£630,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

9% EAST OF ENGLAND TOP 1%

TOP 5%

£675,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

SOUTH EAST TOP 1%

TOP 5%

£1,410,000 average price

£816,400

ANNUAL CHANGE

ANNUAL CHANGE

4%

£1,150,000 average price

average price

ANNUAL CHANGE

2%

1%

average price

3%

LONDON TOP 1%

TOP 5%

£1,508,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

1%

£3,275,000 ANNUAL CHANGE

average price

1%

These premium price points are found by listing all residential transactions within a region and ordering them from lowest to highest price. We look at transactions that happened in the most recent month for which HM Land Registry has a complete dataset. The ‘top 5%’ figure is the price of the sold property that sits exactly 95% of the way up from bottom to top, otherwise known as the 95th percentile. The ‘top 1%’ sits 99% of the way up the distribution and is the 99th percentile. We aim to avoid big month-to-month variability by using a big sample size (i.e. an entire region), but some volatility is inevitable, owing to the fact that we are only looking at a small subset of the whole market. NB: Average price January 2018. Annual change January 2018 vs January 2017.

Source: ResiAnalytics

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ESCAPE

A TEASPOON OF

SUNLIGHT

SUMMER IN THE UK CAN BE AN ELUSIVE THING. MICHAEL REED HEADS SOUTH, SEEKING SUNSHINE IN CORNWALL.

As memories of the Beast from the East fade in the embrace of spring, I feel the need for warmth. I’m pleased when a teaspoon of sunlight gives the old melatonin a stir as I arrive at Burn Park in Bude, Cornwall, sandwiched between fields of sheep, majestic countryside, and the Atlantic Ocean. Burn Park is part of the Luxury Lodges portfolio, a collection of gorgeous resorts set amidst beautifully landscaped parklands. I’ve booked into The Glass House in the hopes of opening myself up to as much sun as possible. Entering The Glass House is a joy. At once, warm air suffused with the scent of pine assails the nostrils telling me to breathe in, like a hypnotist relaxing a patient. This is Honka Fusion, a sort of Finnish log cabin, which has a naturally relaxing influence and reduces the heart rate. I breath out slowly as I look at the bleached, wild Finnish pine ceiling and walls, which meet a heated, honey pine floor, flooded throughout with light streaming through 24 breathtaking windows. Outside, a moat of shingle, grass and decking is punctuated by a simmering hot tub. ABOVE

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My bed is dressed in gold-accented blue on a plush oatmeal carpet, which leads to a glass-panelled balcony. In the bathroom, a seaworthy-looking bath the size of a rowing boat sits on a deck-like floor and I cover myself in Temple Spa bath gel before plunging in. One of nine cinematic windows drops from ceiling to floor beside me. I periscope my head up above the gunwales to see what’s showing this evening and 50 or so of the aforementioned sheep stare back. I down periscope and ruminate on what I’ve gleaned so far. After check-in, I’d taken a wander. Thirty-two extraordinary houses are set in 75 acres here, each one unique, presenting a sort of architectural mosaic of slate, stone and shades of russet rock that feather naturally into the surroundings. Shaped beds of contrasting shingle, manicured lawns and raised flower beds bind the picture together. The spa, with its gorgeously warm pool, is adjacent to an impressive pile of Cornish rock that is the Bar and Reception. I pop open a bottle of Taittinger Champagne as an aperitif before dinner, from a generous welcome hamper, which includes all breakfast essentials, as well as Cornish fudge and, of course, clotted cream. A brief stroll away, I find the bar, which is light and airy with a soft, blue sofa that undulates, wave-like, along the wall’s length, while caged lights hang from looping ropes on the beamed ceiling. Chef Kevin Smith serves up a fine meal, completed with cheesecake and an indulgent dollop of clotted cream. Barmaid Shonagh ropes me into a game of Bingo to while away the evening – an eclectic mix of entertainment is on tap here, with a curry and quiz night and acoustic night in the pipeline. After a rather fine Malbec, I return to my lodge, where I slide into the hot tub with a tot of Taittinger. The Honka is working. The next morning, I decide to take the 20-minute stroll across nearby North Cornwall and Bude golf course to Bude. As I clump off, I refute Mark Twain’s view that “Golf is a good walk spoilt.” Not even a bad golf round could spoil today. The views are stunning and yesterday’s teaspoon of sunlight is now a cup that runneth over. In Bude, I find a helter-skelter of streets, with imminent summer propelling families around a maze of shops and onto Summerleaze Beach, where a giant sea pool retains water as the tide retreats. My eyes gorge on a rainbow of buckets and spades, boogie boards, surfboards, cafes, and seaside art. Cornish flags flap as I consider an offer of Cornish lessons or a lecture on the Romans in Mid Cornwall. Before I know it, I find myself encased head to foot in 5mm Neoprene, nervously clutching a surfboard. “You’ll be fine,” assures my instructor, Scott. After an hour or so of thrilling wipe-outs, I do feel fine.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP

Glorious views abound; inside The Glass House; luxury awaits.

Back on dry land, Scott tells me that when there’s a spring tide, it’s possible to walk from nearby Crooklets Beach to Sandymouth Beach, with a couple of cafes on the way. I wish I had more time, as a return walk along the cliff path affords spectacular views of scenery and surfers alike. ”It’s proper special,” grins Scott. Evening finds me again retiring to my hot tub and Taittinger, and I reflect on my stay. Luxury, attention to the smallest detail, and friendly, engaging, diligent staff run through Luxury Lodges like the message in a stick of Cornish Rock. I want to stay forever. I raise my glass in a toast to the team at Burn Park and Luxury Lodges. This is “proper special.” Luxury Lodges specialises in hotel-quality, self-catering accommodation in some of Britain’s most desirable locations, encouraging guests to reconnect with the great outdoors and the ones who matter most. See www.luxurylodges.com for details.

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CLARENCE HOUSE THURSTON SUFFOLK “We originally fell in love with our home due to its uniqueness. The property offers something a little different being a traditional Suffolk build with a modern finish and fronted by a mid-19th century barn building converted into hi spec garaging and a useful workshop, originally stabling for horses. We enjoy a lot of space and privacy in all areas of our home and garden. Our favourite space is the open plan vaulted ceiling kitchen/garden room with its wonderful white marble topped island. The room also opens directly onto the large southfacing garden terrace. It is a very sociable part of the home and we have enjoyed many family gatherings here”

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guide price £1,000,000 Office Bury St Edmunds Contact 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

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COCKFIELD HOUSE COCKFIELD SUFFOLK 3|

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guide price £1,200,000 Office Bury St Edmunds Contact 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

“Cockfield House has been a wonderful family home for us. We have many happy memories of beautiful summer days in the heated pool and cosy winter nights in front of the log burner with friends and family - it is a great party house! A particular favourite time of year for us is the arrival of the wild ducklings on our natural pond in the spring. We take pride in our home and have made considerable investments over the years to create a lovely, bright contemporary house. This has included, most recently, a large investment in new windows and doors by Timer Windows - they look gorgeous and have improved the overall energy efficiency. The recent addition of our extensive patio and lighting has made the back garden come to life both during the day and at night - these investments have made a big difference to our house.”

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CHAPTERS STANTON SUFFOLK

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OIEO £500,000 Office Bury St Edmunds Contact 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

“We were originally attracted to the bungalow due to its size and how close it was to our local amenities. It’s fantastic to be tucked away in such a peaceful and private setting, yet have the shop, post office and pub just at the end of the driveway. During our time here we have installed a new vaulted ceiling on the garden room with electric Velux windows, added further kitchen units and created fitted wardrobes in the bedrooms. We now have plenty of storage space here! The garden is a real suntrap and overlooks the church gardens to the side. Our garden is extremely private and secure as it is walled all round.”

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PUMP LANE BURY ST EDMUNDS The property opens into a spacious and light hallway which leads off to the different rooms. The beautiful kitchen/diner is located at the rear of the property and features bespoke fitted kitchen units with integrated under counter fridge and dishwasher. Ample space is available to seat all the family round the table and enjoy a family meal together. A separate utility room incorporating downstairs toilet provides ample space for washer, dryer and further storage in the built-in units and under the stairs. The living room is at the front of the property and again is a large, spacious room with high ceilings and sash windows. On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms. The master is set to the rear with fitted wardrobes and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom also has fitted wardrobes and further storage. A family shower room is set off the landing.

SUFFOLK

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guide price ÂŁ325,000 Office Bury St Edmunds Contact 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

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HILL HOUSE NORTON SUFFOLK 5|

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guide price £950,000 Office Bury St Edmunds Contact 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

“We fell in love with this property because of the space that it offers both inside and out. The size of the rooms and garden facilities allow us to enjoy entertaining friends and family on a regular basis. We love the location that we are in. We can enjoy the village lifestyle with uninterrupted countryside views as well as having fantastic access routes to Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Norwich, Newmarket, Cambridge and London. During our time here we have maintained the property at a high standard as well as adding a new bathroom suite, refitting the utility room and adding fitted wardrobes to the bedrooms.”

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THE BARN ELMSWELL SUFFOLK

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OIEO £400,000 Office Bury St Edmunds Contact 01284 718822 burystedmunds@fineandcountry.com

“We originally fell in love with this home because it has so much character and is so individual with masses of potential too! We love being situated just on the edge of a thriving village yet also being able to enjoy the country lifestyle we sought. We have a well-stocked, mature garden which provides plenty of privacy at the rear and the cottage garden at the front is beautiful in the summer months.The property was originally the village stables for the saddle makers and there is believed to be a 40ft well in the front garden. It has since been sympathetically converted and provides a warm and welcome home for all the family.”

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THE VINEYARDS NORTON “We have spent a number of years at this home which has provided an amazing space for bringing up our children. They have space to play outside and run around whilst being safe and secure within our garden here. The home is fantastic for entertaining and we have enjoyed hosting the whole family here for Christmas and other events throughout the year. We can provide accommodation for everyone without feeling cramped and on top of each other. The village has a fantastic atmosphere and we have made some great friends here. We have superb transport links being close to the A143 as well as the A14.”

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“We have enjoyed over a decade of living in this house that ticked all of our boxes for us, including ample room and wonderful country living. A mix of original Georgian build alongside a modern addition has allowed us to enjoy a house of character; and has allowed us to bring up our children in a safe, clean and healthy environment with great local schools nearby. During our time here, we have replaced the kitchen with practical granite worktops, changed the flooring downstairs to easy-maintenance solid oak floor and installed an economic heating system. We are particularly proud of the updated and modern hotel-spec bathrooms. We love sitting in the drawing room during the winter months enjoying the log burning stove providing us cosy warmth, and often sit out on one of the patios in summer evenings, enjoying the views of the paddocks.“

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THE DELL FRECKENHAM SUFFOLK

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Dating back to circa 1540, this picturesque Grade II Listed home boasts a wealth of original features and has been sympathetically restored to provide a warm and welcoming home for its current owners. “When we first visited this property, we immediately fell in love with its uniqueness and to see so many original features was just astonishing! The sense of being nestled in the countryside whilst being within easy commuting distance of Cambridge is one of the things we will miss most from being here. We have amazing views over the fields and countryside towards the church on the edge of the village where there are often events such as a film club and regular farmers’ market. The kitchen is one of our favourite rooms. It allows room to cook, dine and socialise with family and friends. As well as being a workable space, it also features one of the longest ranges still existing in a private home - just one of this home’s attractions!”

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BEECH COTTAGE IXWORTH “We have enjoyed a number of years at this home and my children have grown up here. They have had easy access to their schools and equally we have fantastic transport links to Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and even London via direct rail line from Stowmarket. Our favourite rooms include the kitchen which is a generous space for us to entertain in and we often share family meals around the large dining table. We have also hosted a number of garden parties during the summer and make use of the basement transforming it into a party room with lighting and sound system connected.”

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BUNBURY AVENUE GREAT BARTON SUFFOLK

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“We have spent a number of years in this house and absolutely love the location; not only because we have such friendly neighbours and the local shops are so close, but also being on a corner plot means we are surrounded by a green outlook. During our time here, we have made a number of improvements to the home including redecoration throughout, installation of a new bathroom and en suite and the creation of a new cloakroom and coats’ cupboard making much better use of the space at the entrance. The home holds a wealth of memories for us and some history of its own – the house design won the accolade of ‘House of the Year’ at the 1972 Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition.”

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THE GATE HOUSE RISBY “We originally bought the property as we moved out of London closer to our family in this area. We fell in love with this house because it had such a lovely feel and we were particularly taken by the sweeping staircase and landing.” This Georgian house holds a number of memories and has been used for different purposes throughout history, even providing home for the land army girls during the war. “Our favourite rooms in the house include the dining room in which we have hosted a number of dinner parties and the morning room into which the sunlight pours and makes a perfect space to read in.” The current owners have made a number of improvements to the house over the years including the removal of woodchip wallpaper and redecoration throughout, installing new bathroom suites and tiling the kitchen floor. “Our outside space is so peaceful and is ever-changing throughout the seasons.”

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THE HERMITAGE COCKFIELD SUFFOLK

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This delightful home initially attracted the current vendors due to its spectacular style and character. The chocolate box look with part thatched roof and original features throughout including original entrance, windows and well in front garden with original pump stood out to the owners and they have spent a lot of time maintaining these to the highest standard. “We were looking for a pretty listed building and this ticked all of our boxes at the time. We will be sad to leave but the time has come to downsize on both property and land.” Although this home is very private and secluded, there are so many amenities nearby and this home is well connected with easy access to the towns of Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford. “We love everything that this home has to offer. We enjoy having family over and making use of the living room, dining room and conservatory spaces and we also love the outdoor

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GOLF

PREMIUM

GOLFING

GOLF IS OFTEN MORE THAN A SPORT, IT CAN ALSO BE A LIFESTYLE CHOICE. DANIEL PRICE LOOKS INTO THE GROWING POPULARITY OF PREMIUM GOLF PROPERTIES.

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Premium golf properties are just that, commanding a price premium when located on a spectacular golf course. European Tour Properties prides itself on offering the finest golf property across a wide range of world-class golf courses and resorts, and golfers and property buyers know to expect nothing but the best when purchasing a European Tour property. Taking a glance at European Tour Properties’ portfolio, it’s easy to see why.

premium of 9.5% over non-golf-facing properties. This means those keen to invest in golf course properties are happy to pay more to have a view of the course.

Premium golfing is at the heart of European Tour Properties’ philosophy, as evidenced by their portfolio of 27 worldclass golf venues, spread across three continents. Each of these stunning settings has a close association with the European Tour and, therefore, the standard of the property at each venue is extremely high, matching the quality of the golf courses themselves.

Apartments, town houses and semi-detached villas are all available at PGA Catalunya, with the latter set in a private garden enclave nestled between the fairways of the Stadium Golf Course. The luxurious, open-plan living accommodation features a swimming pool, sun terrace, private gardens and large master bedrooms, with en suite and separate dressing areas. It’s evident purchasers are happy to pay a premium when buying property at PGA Catalunya, as the most recent La Selva semi-detached villas have all been sold.

A recent survey conducted by European Tour Properties aimed to discover the real estate property price premiums associated with buying a property on a golf course, and there were some interesting results. Data from nine European Tour Properties’ network venues, which includes all property for sale at each venue, showed properties facing the golf course carry an average price

Resorts such as PGA Catalunya command higher premiums. This is a stunning venue, where contemporary lifestyle meets smart design and award-winning development embraces nature.

The survey also demonstrated that golf properties within European Tour Properties’ network venues accrue a 19% premium over properties for sale outside the resort. This can be seen with villas at Quinta do Lago, Portugal and Terre Blanche, France.

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Set amongst the rolling hills of Provence, in the midst of oak and pine trees, Terre Blanche was ranked No 1 Golf Resort in Continental Europe by Golf World magazine. Off-plan villas and plots of land are available here, with each villa owner offered a full range of services as well as resident membership to the Terre Blanche golf club. Interestingly, and perhaps surprisingly, the survey by European Tour Properties showed only 34% of property buyers are golfers and 66% are non-golfers, with the largest number of golfers buying property at Black Mountain Golf Club and Resort, Thailand. Finally, one of the resorts that has the highest number of international property buyers is Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Golfers are clearly attracted to the world-class golf course here, in addition to the luxurious properties. Split into 13 unique communities, Jumeirah Golf Estates features properties including individually designed villas, apartments and townhouses, which overlook two of the world’s top golf courses. Golf properties command a premium for numerous reasons, including the high quality of accommodation, tremendous locations, fantastic lifestyle, first-rate amenities and superb golf courses. Owning a golfing property is fast becoming the ideal way to live, for golfers and non-golfers alike.

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Alandalus, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai. ABOVE

Contemporary Villa, Quinta do Lago, Portugal.

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PROPERTY HIGHLIGHT

BY THE

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A HOME BY THE WATER OFFERS BOTH FANTASTIC VIEWS AND A CHANCE TO GET BACK TO NATURE. LISA PREECE FINDS SPECTACULAR HOMES BY RIVERS, LAKES AND THE SEA.

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1. GWAUN VALLEY, PEMBROKESHIRE

6. BRAUNTON, DEVON

Tregynon is a farmhouse believed to date back to the 14th century, with a three-bedroom annexe and two-bedroom granary. It is set in around 5 acres, overlooked by Carn Ingli within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The property has natural ponds and a waterfall within the grounds.

This property is so close to a beach that the sand touches the wall. Vention House is on the edge of Putsborough Beach, accessible through a gate from the garden. People travel for miles to visit this beach, but from Vention House, the views from Baggy Point to Woolacombe are year-round.

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Fine & Country Pembrokeshire james.skudder@fineandcountry.com 01834 862138

Fine & Country Braunton braunton@fineandcountry.com 01271 812263

2. HOUGHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE

7. HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

This Lincolnshire Manor House was once owned by Sir Hugh de Bussey's family, who settled here at the time of William the Conqueror. Later, it became the hunting lodge of the Brudenell family, of Lord Cardigan fame. The estate includes 30 acres, with the River Witham winding through. £2,800,000 Fine & Country Stamford stamford@fineandcountry.com 01780 750 200

3. LONG SUTTON, LINCOLNSHIRE South of the market town of Long Sutton is South Holland House, a Georgian property looking down a fenland waterway. It is a wildlife haven, where swans paddle on the water and muntjac deer roam free. The property has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and four reception rooms. £450,000 Fine & Country North & West Norfolk wendy.graham@fineandcountry.com 01553 769100

4. AMBLESIDE, CUMBRIA Balla Wray is set in landscaped grounds with views over Lake Windermere. Set in mature woodland above the shoreline, the property has a boathouse with a wet dock and jetty on the lakeshore. It includes the five-bedroom main house, a three-bedroom cottage and an outbuilding with a gym. £4,750,000 Fine & Country Lakes & North Lancs sales@fineandcountry-lakes.co.uk 01539 733500

5. FULHAM, LONDON This new two-bedroom apartment has views of the river from its wrap-around balcony. The apartment includes two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an openplan reception, with a custom-designed kitchen. The development has a 24-hour concierge and a private fitness centre. £1,799,000 Fine & Country Fulham fulham@fineandcountry.com 020 7731 0031

Mickle Hill Grange is an architect-designed estate with over 18 acres of lawns and two lakes. Built in 2014, this residence has been finished to a high standard, incorporating all of the latest smart home technology. Highlights include a cinema room, party room, gym and sauna. £4,000,000 Fine & Country St Neots inresidence@fineandcountry.com 0330 333 1060

8. BROADSTAIRS, KENT At the end of a private road on the Kent coastline sits a fantastic family home. It is by the sea, and there is a private gate opening onto the adjacent golf course. The Blue Flag Botany Bay beach is nearby, and Kingsgate Bay is ideal for a quiet swim. Surfing enthusiasts will enjoy Joss Bay. £950,000 Fine & Country Canterbury canterbury@fineandcountry.com 01227 479317

9. BLAKENEY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE This refurbished listed farmhouse is within a small riverside village, roughly equidistant from Chepstow and Gloucester. Believed to date from the 16th century, it was extended with a single-storey kitchen and garden room. Many of the rooms enjoy views over farmland and the River Severn. £800,000 Fine & Country Chepstow chepstow@fineandcountry.com 01291 629799

10. SOUTHSEA, HAMPSHIRE This home is close to the Victorian promenade at the Southsea beach, and right by Canoe Lake. This popular man-made lake is home to young swans in winter, with up to 60 juveniles congregating here. The Edwardian family home provides 3,431sq. ft. of living accommodation over three primary floors, with seven bedrooms. £1,050,000 Fine & Country South East Hampshire drayton@fineandcountry.com 023 93 277277 THE COLLECTION | 35 |

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PROPERTY FEATURE

A BALANCING ACT IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO FIND A BALANCE

BETWEEN LOCATION, AMENITIES AND FAMILY LIFE. LISA PREECE VIEWS A PROPERTY THAT HAS THE MAGIC COMBINATION.

Surrey is known for being the garden of London, and many who have made their fortune in the capital look to this beautiful county, full of rolling hills and open countryside, to settle down. It is no surprise, then, to spot stunning mansions tucked behind gates and over perfectly landscaped hedges. Welcome to Kingswood. In this large village, there is an extraordinary number of millionaire mansions. The heart of the village surrounds the station, which has direct trains to London Bridge in just over 40 minutes, making it the perfect base for someone who needs access to London for work. There is a quaint row of shops and restaurants next to the station, but it is off the public roads that the real excitement begins. Delve into the Kingswood Warren to find an array of beautiful homes. From the air, the luxury estate looks like a rural paradise, with more trees to be seen than the houses that nestle in-between. Looks can be deceiving as, on closer examination, it becomes clear this is not a regular estate but, rather, one where each property is more striking than the next. To the southeast of Kingswood, there are two golf courses bordering the beautiful homes. Naturally, this means some of the properties enjoy golf-course views. The Kingswood course was designed in the 1920s by

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five-time Open Champion James Braid. In recent years, architects have enhanced the course and the feedback from players has been better than ever. Keen golfers appreciate having access and views of a course from home, and that is exactly what is on offer at Gleneagles, a stunning architect-designed property in the Kingswood Warren. On a summer's day, it’s a joy to wake up, open the large bi-folding doors in the master suite, and step out onto the balcony to watch the progress of golfers on the course. The views are one of the highlights of this new four-bedroom home, but there is more to be discovered inside. The interiors encompass the best in modern design flair, with striking features combining to make this a property of excellence, including floor-to-ceiling bifolding doors, air conditioning and high-specification technology throughout. The property has been designed with contemporary family living in mind. The relaxed open-plan living area, which leads on to two further reception rooms, features a modern spiral staircase. It makes for great socialising between the kitchen and living areas, with quiet nooks for reading or working. Following the smooth curves of the stairs leads to the first floor, which holds four bedrooms, each with its own luxurious bath or shower room suite and fitted wardrobes. The master suite also has a large dressing room, smaller dressing area, and a large balcony with views over the golf club. In fact, all of the bedrooms have shared or private balconies. Once the sun has set, venture downstairs to the lower floor for entertainment. There is a gymnasium, sauna, steam room, games room, kitchen, and an exceptional home cinema room, designed for perfect acoustics. The garden is a pleasant place to be after dusk, as the lighting design sets a relaxed tone on the decking and the ornate ponds with attractive water features. There is also a screened hot tub area, perfect for cooler evenings outdoors. Gleneagles is a fantastic home for a growing family, particularly with the wide choice of state and independent schools nearby, including Chinthurst, Aberdour, and Kingswood Primary. Further schooling includes Dunottar, Micklefield, and Reigate Grammar in the nearby town of Reigate. For transport, Kingswood station provides services into London and the M25 is accessed via junction 8 under two miles away, providing connections to the wider motorway network as well as Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Property details: GLENEAGLES £2,750,000 Fine & Country Kingswood zoe@fineandcountry.com 01737 361014 THE COLLECTION | 37 |

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CUISINE

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GASTRONOMY GAME WHEN MOST PUBS ARE GASTROPUBS, RESTAURANTS HAVE TO BE CREATIVE TO HAVE IMPACT. GISELLE WHITEAKER FINDS CUISINE THAT IS A CUT ABOVE.

In 2011, 20 years after restaurateurs Michael Belben and David Eyre took over a London pub called The Eagle and turned it into what is credited as the first gastropub, The Good Food Guide banned the word “gastropub” from all future editions. They felt it was overused. Today, the use of the G-word has undoubtedly caught up with The Good Food Guide’s sentiments. The British dining scene is packed with gastropubs, which in turn, are packed with punters. Everyday food has been bumped up a notch, making it harder for restaurants to stand out, unless they have a Michelin star. If you know where to look, however, there are eateries upping the gastronomy game. Take Southam Street, the sister restaurant to 108 Garage, which is 3 minutes down the road in North Kensington. 108 Garage threw its doors open last year with no publicity, and quickly became a goto spot for foodies in the know. Southam Street looks set to follow in its footsteps. From the outside, the three-storeyed former Victorian pub at the foot of Erno Goldfinger’s Brutalist, 1970s era Trellick Tower gives nothing away. My friend Russell and I nearly miss it, noticing the subtle signage above the door on the street corner in the nick of time. Inside, the ground level is a temple to grilling. An open kitchen and marble bar counter fills the centre of the spacious dining area, and it’s bustling. On the first floor, Raw – just across from a cosy saké bar – is somewhat more sedate, although voices drift in from the terrace, where diners are making the most of the balmy evening. We take a seat in front of what was likely once a fireplace. From this vantage point we can see three chefs behind the counter working their magic. The décor here is a mishmash of modern pub meets Asia, with rattan ceiling drapes, a curved feature wall of jungle wallpaper, and a fabulous spindly modern chandelier that looks like it has been crafted from kitchen pots. “A drink to start?” asks COO and partner of the group Juan Rafael Bosc, recommending the sparkling saké, a tipple that is fast gaining popularity. The sweet fizz has none of the rough edges of regular rice wine – and a lower alcohol content – tasting more like Prosecco, with a mild saké nose. It’s dangerously moreish. FROM TOP DOWN Smoked duck breast; cobia ceviche; steam bao buns.

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We pour over the menu, an intriguing blend of Asian and Peruvian influences, with raw dishes on one side and grill on the other. The flavour combinations see worlds collide: Argentine shrimp with British caviar; Scottish scallops with brown butter ponzu; smoked duck breast with a vibrant mango salsa. “What do you recommend?” I ask Juan. His face lights up when he talks about the Iberico pluma, a cut of meat taken from the neck of the Iberian Black Hoofed pig, so we add that to our list. Juan writes nothing down, but when I profess scepticism of him remembering all seven items, he reels them off without pausing, in the order they’ll be served. We start with sweet potato and cassava chips with yuzu avocado, from the “Nibbles” section. The sweetness of the former with the saltiness of the latter pairs beautifully with the tangy yuzu in the creamy avocado to create umami, the “fifth taste”. This leads onto the double salmon sushi roll with pickled cucumber and kimchi spicy sauce, topped with thinly grated, deep-fried sweet potato for crunch. Next are our two sushi selections: aburi sea bream with truffle miso powder and seared Chu-Toro (medium fatty tuna) with a spicy chimichurri salsa. “They all melt in the mouth,” says Russell. “There’s no chewing required. It’s been a long time since I’ve had sushi like this.” Our final raw dish is cobia ceviche, the folds of fish sitting on a bed of black quinoa, flanked by splashes of tomato and basil tiger milk. It’s a colourful palette that tastes as good as it looks.

Japanese cuisine. We’re back to hands for the ribs, the earthy miso tempered by fresh lime, with just enough spice to make our lips tingle. It’s all I can do not to lick my fingers. For dessert, we tuck into a divine gooey-centred chocolate moelleux with smooth green tea ice cream. Juan also recommends the fresh strawberry chawanmushi, which he describes as “Japanese egg custard without the egg.” It’s smooth and light, topped with an artistic display of berries and cashew and sesame crunch. “Those ribs… and the pluma…” says Russell as we prepare to leave. We both lick our tingling lips. Gastropubs may be on every corner, but not this one. Southam Street is a cut above, fusing inspiring flavours into every bite.

When the steamed bao buns arrive, packed with spiced fried chicken and kimchi, we set our chopsticks aside and dive in with our fingers. We’d considered sharing just one, but when I bite into the soft, white bun and crispy chicken, I’m glad we didn’t. Some food is too good to share. The pluma, looking more like lamb than pork, and Russell’s choice of baby back ribs in a sticky chipotle miso arrive at the same time, along with a side of grilled asparagus. The deep smoky flavour of the pluma elicits groans of pleasure and we cleanse our palates with pickled nashi (Asian pear), which trounces the pickled ginger found in standard To book a table at Southam Street, see www.southamstreet.com

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP The ground floor of Southam Street; two of the chefs at Raw; beef picanha.

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YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST COUNTY DURHAM Darlington Durham City Wynyard

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EAST YORKSHIRE Willerby

01482 420999

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TYNE AND WEAR Newcastle upon Tyne South Shields

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WEST YORKSHIRE Huddersfield Leeds Wakefield Wetherby

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