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THE COLLECTION MAGAZINE

THE RUGBY

ISSUE 2 2019

COLLECTION

SEASIDE CHIC

BEACH FRONT LODGES AT THE CARBIS BAY HOTEL ARE UPPING THEIR GAME

THE IDEAL SPOT TO TIE THE KNOT

FROM BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ESTATES TO QUIRKY ONE-OF-A-KIND SPACES. HOMES THAT ARE THE IDEAL PLACE TO SAY “I DO”

PRICE: £4.00


LOCAL E X P E R T I S E NATIONAL P R E S E N C E INTERNATIONAL A U D I E N C E

With offices in over 300 locations worldwide, we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and the expertise of local property professionals.

For more information or for a free valuation, please contact: Fine & Country Rugby +44 (0)1788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com


ABOUT US

YOUR LOCAL FINE & COUNTRY TEAM

Sam Funnell, Branch Partner

Sam heads up the team in Rugby and has worked in a managerial capacity in the local area with other agents for over 23 years. Sam combines his wealth of local knowledge, with an enthusiasm for marketing, service and results. He is more than happy to provide a bespoke, tailored plan to aid any seller’s move using Fine & Country’s incredible marketing tools. The office constantly receives repeat business and excellent reviews, a true testament to the quality of service that Sam and the team consistently deliver.

Nicola Loraine, Senior Sales Negotiator

Nicola has nearly 20 years experience in estate agency and joined Fine & Country in November 2003. Her previous career was in Hotel Management and she worked within the UK and also abroad. Nicola is results focused and strives to find buyers their ideal home, whilst obtaining the best price for her vendors. Equally, she has an empathetic manner that helps put her clients at ease during what can be a stressful time for some!

Elizabeth Teasdale, Sales Negotiator

Liz joined Fine & Country in 2007. She enjoys finding buyers their dream home and assisting them in the transaction, removing any stress where possible. She has received many 5* reviews from happy clients on www.allagents.co.uk and has lived in the area all her life, so has an intimate knowledge of local schools, facilities and village life around Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Claire Heritage, Marketing Manager

Claire joined the team at Fine & Country at the start of 2016 after working in the property advertising sector for 9 years. Prior to this, she worked in estate agency for over 4 years so has detailed knowledge and relevant experience. Her role here is to provide support to our clients and to ensure that the office is organised and things are happening when they should be. From advertising and media coverage to brochure production and legal paperwork, Claire is the person to contact. Having worked in the property sector all her working life Claire’s passion shows through and she appreciates that customer service is everything.

Graham Lee, Associate

Graham has worked in the estate agent industry for over 15 years. He has worked in and around the Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire borders for the majority of that time. Graham fully understands the importance of tailored marketing and service levels to achieve the best possible price for the type of homes here at Fine & Country. His knowledge in the local market is second to none and his success, he believes, is down to his commitment and determination to help his clients achieve their goals.​

Fine & Country 5 Regent Street, Rugby Warwickshire CV21 2PE T: 01788 820062 E: rugby@fineandcountry.com

Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg No. 09929046 F&C (Midlands) Limited, 1 Regent Street Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2PE Copyright 2018 Fine & Country

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CONTENTS

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STAGING YOUR PROPERTY: MAKING A HOUSE A HOME You’ve found your dream property. You’ve exchanged, completed and collected the keys. You’ve purchased the essentials and hung the family photos. So why does your new house not feel like a home?

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

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Neutral doesn’t have to mean boring. Neutral tones combine to create versatile colour schemes that can be the ideal palette for a stylish space. Here's our pick of gorgeous décor items in neutral hues.

The Carbis Bay Hotel has been welcoming famous literary figures and happy holidaymakers to Cornwall since architect Silvanus Trevail built it in 1894. The new beachfront lodges, though, are upping the game. Giselle Whiteaker luxuriates by the bay.

INTERIOR STYLE: BEIGE IS THE NEW BLACK

SEASIDE CHIC

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CONTENTS

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RESPONSIBLE GOLFING With a strong connection to the environment, golf is a sport that has accepted its ecological and social responsibility. Bronwen Hiller delves deeper.

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THE IDEAL SPOT TO TIE THE KNOT Many couples are deciding to host their wedding at home as it feels more personal than a hired venue. From beautiful country estates to quirky one-of-akind spaces, Sophie Davies explores homes that are the ideal place to say “I do”.

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Location is an essential factor when searching for a new home and, for fans of traditional British sport, what could be better than settling into the ‘Cradle of Cricket’ at Hyden Farm Lane?

Historically, India, the land of spices, has contributed much to the flavours of Britain. Now, Chef Peter Joseph is boosting it up the foodie ladder into the realms of exquisite fine dining. Giselle Whiteaker seeks sustenance at Kahani.

AN INNINGS IN THE CRADLE OF CRICKET

A SPICY TALE

COVER IMAGE Fine & Country Interior Design, staging and styling by Burbeck Interiors THE COLLECTION | 5 |

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DESIGN SCENE

MAKING A HOUSE A HOME

YOU’VE FOUND YOUR DREAM PROPERTY. YOU’VE

EXCHANGED, COMPLETED AND COLLECTED THE KEYS. YOU’VE PURCHASED THE ESSENTIALS AND HUNG THE FAMILY PHOTOS. SO WHY DOES YOUR NEW HOUSE NOT FEEL LIKE A HOME?

Fine & Country Interior Design is often asked to manage full property refurbishments of newly purchased properties; however, we love helping our clients take their properties to the next level with our styling design services. Many new homeowners want to use existing furniture or purchase the essential items themselves, but when it comes to achieving the Pinterest and Instagram-inspired look, it can be a challenge.

Invest in cushions Cushions are the secret to adding colour, texture and character to a room. For a little more than off‑the‑shelf options, you can specify the size, shape and fabric and design a selection of cushions tailored to fit your existing furnishings. You can choose every detail of your cushions, from contrast piping to textured details, to help you achieve a unique aesthetic.

Whether an opulent country estate, a chic city pad or a luxurious townhouse, atmosphere, character and comfort are the true components of a home. Here are our team’s top four tips to turn your house into a home:

Create warmth with lighting Whether you are installing a feature chandelier or simply switching cold bulbs for warm, lighting is the key to creating a relaxing home. We love designing unique feature lighting, such as a chandelier that is more artwork than lighting or a free-hanging filament bulb display; however, there are also subtle changes you can make to lighting to enhance your home. Place feature lamps on either side of sofas, beds and console tables to create height and brighten dark corners. Install downlighting under shelving units to create a stylish look that will highlight key accessories. Change your switches and use dimmable lighting to transform your home’s atmosphere.

Embrace colour Many newly purchased homes have white or magnolia walls. A feature wall or a full grey finish can seem daunting, especially when you test it on white walls, as even light grey can look like it would be too much. Once completed, though, feature walls or darker paints rarely stand out in the way you might imagine. They can provide an essential aesthetic that links to your furnishings and transforms the room. Be brave and move away from whites and magnolias for general wall finishes. Greys and blues can provide a beautiful contrast to furnishings and will help you achieve a more modern look. Accessorise to your personality A great way to give a room character is to showcase your personality with accessories. Photographs, unique travel souvenirs, vases and candles add character to a room and illustrate your interests and hobbies, while providing décor that will give colour, height and another dimension to your surfaces and walls. Fine & Country Interior Design provides a service for acquiring accessories, including commissioning artwork, that will fit your style and colour scheme.

It can often seem impossible to know where to start when styling your home. These tips are essential for anyone looking to transform a newly purchased property or for those looking to sell their property and showcase it at its best.

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NEWS

NEWS

FROM FINE & COUNTRY

FINE & COUNTRY OPENS NEW OFFICE IN YORK A new Fine & Country office has opened its doors in the historic walled city of York in North Yorkshire. The office will be run by Frances Bowling, an experienced estate agent with extensive knowledge of York’s local market. Since being named as the ‘Best Place to Live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times, the property market in York has seen a consistent increase in demand. There are a number of aspects that attract people to the historically significant area, such as the iconic period buildings, stunning scenery, universities, trendy cafés and vibrant nightlife. Contact Frances and her team on 01904 571195 or york@fineandcountry.com.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS Fine & Country has partnered with RationalFX, a global leading foreign exchange specialist, to provide tailored currency services to clients buying and selling properties around the world. The service provides a preferential exchange rate up to 5% cheaper than you would receive via a bank. FCA authorised, the service incurs no transaction fees, charges or commissions and a dedicated trader will be on hand to develop a well-timed strategy to effectively execute the transaction. For more information about RationalFX, contact them on +44 20 7220 8181 or visit www.rationalfx.com.

CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO Join 15 like-minded individuals to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the Full Moon experience from 7th–16th October 2019. Our private tour group will be operated by Exodus Travel Company. Together, The Fine & Country Foundation and Exodus will organise a flight-inclusive package for the 10-day expedition. Ascend to 19,340 ft and see the unforgettable views from the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. Join our intrepid group of explorers to help us raise money for the Tanzanian charity, YAAPHA. Full support and guidance will be given to all members to help reach your fundraising target of £1,000. To find out more about the Kilimanjaro expedition or The Fine & Country Foundation, visit www.fineandcountryfoundation.com.

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FINE & COUNTRY EXPANDS TO WOKING AND WEST BYFLEET Fine & Country further expanded its network in March, with offices in Woking and West Byfleet. Natasha Fuoco, Partner at Fine & Country Woking and West Byfleet says, “Our partnership with Fine & Country will enable our business to compete with the larger, national and international firms, while allowing us to retain our individual appeal for clients who know us. Joining the brand means we can keep the loyal clients we have built up over the last 27 years with our core brand, Waterfalls Sales & Lettings, while gaining the tools required to compete at the highest level to serve those clients in the upper 25% of the marketplace.”

Currently, there are six agents at the Woking office and five working from the West Byfleet location. Both offices will serve large areas, with the Woking office covering Woking town, Horsell, St Johns, Hook Heath, Worplesdon, Knaphill and Pirbright. The West Byfleet office will look after West Byfleet, Woodham, Pyrford and parts of Chertsey. Contact the Woking office on 01483 668 199 or email woking@fineandcountry.com and contact the West Byfleet office on 01932 550 016 or email westbyfleet@fineandcountry.com.

INDIAN OCEAN REGIONAL EXPANSION

Fine & Country Mauritius will officially open on the 28th May 2019 and Fine & Country Reunion will open its doors on 6th June 2019. Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by captivating turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and coral reefs, Mauritius and Reunion are both dream-island destinations. Consisting of a unique variety of landscapes, the islands are tourist attractions that have so much to offer expats and their families, with high standards of real estate. With one of the leading and fastest growing economies in sub‑Saharan Africa, Mauritius has been experiencing steady growth for several years, making the island an attractive and reliable country for foreign investors. To find out more about living in or visiting Mauritius, contact Fine & Country Mauritius on +230 5939 5959 or visit www.fineandcountry.com/mu.

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INTERIOR STYLE

BEIGE IS THE NEW BLACK NEUTRAL DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN BORING. NEUTRAL TONES COMBINE TO CREATE VERSATILE COLOUR

SCHEMES THAT CAN BE THE IDEAL PALETTE FOR A STYLISH SPACE. HERE'S OUR PICK OF GORGEOUS DÉCOR ITEMS IN NEUTRAL HUES.

NEW OBJECTIVITY STOOL AMY SOMERVILLE This sturdy but yielding ottoman has been finetuned to evoke the feel of a fine vintage saddle. The base is turned from solid blocked American black walnut into a five‑pronged form. The top is crafted from leather by a master saddler using traditional materials and techniques, and it is all built by hand in England. The New Objectivity Stool – Hair on Hide is £3,858 from www.amysomerville.com.

MOSELEY BEIGE LEATHER BAR CABINET ARTISANTI This gorgeous leather bar cabinet is a stylish way to store and present your prized tipples. The warm beige tone of the leather features decorative diamond hatch stitching on the sides, reminiscent of the feel of a luxury car interior. Standing atop curved metal Barcelonastyle legs, the cabinet features metal glass hanging strips, as well as a handy pull‑out drawer and 15-bottle rack. The Moseley Beige Leather Bar Cabinet is £1,427. See www.artisanti.com.

PURUS JUG PENNY MORRISON These large ceramic glazed jugs are handmade and hand‑painted and can be used for whatever takes your fancy – they make fantastic vases for an eye-catching flower arrangement but can also be used as water pitchers or purely for decoration. Each Purus Jug is £150 from www.pennymorrison.com. | 10 | THE COLLECTION

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BAMBOO PENDANT LAMP OUT & OUT Bamboo is possibly the most sustainable wood species in the world. Durable and tougher than many of the hardwoods used in furniture these days, it grows in such a way that it creates a vivid and varied surface. This variation breathes life into the design of this pendant lamp, making it the perfect neutral piece to brighten up a room. The Bamboo Pendant Lamp is priced at £149. See www.outandout.com.

BALL VASE HOUSE DOCTOR This hand-blown glass Ball Vase features a striking design, with the blown glass coloured in mottled shades of beige, linen, grey and soft green. Its soft hues are the perfect example of how neutral shades can embody elegance. The Ball Vase is priced at £42.50 on www.printerandtailor.com.

CALYPSO CHAIR BEAUMONT & FLETCHER A new design from Beaumont & Fletcher, the Calypso has a contemporary feel with impeccably aligned proportions. It’s perfect as an occasional or dining chair and brings a simple elegance in design. The Calypso Chair starts from £2,050 (plus fabric and embroidery) from www.beaumontandfletcher.com.

ROWANDALE BUTTERMILK MULTIFUEL STOVE ACR STOVES The Rowandale Stove features a panoramic door and it is equipped with a powerful airwash to keep the glass clean and show off the fire to its fullest effect. A 5kW output makes it suitable for many room sizes, while Defra approval means you can burn wood in smoke-controlled areas. The Rowandale Buttermilk Multifuel Stove is available on www.acrstoves.com for £1,520. THE COLLECTION | 11 |

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ESCAPE

SEASIDE CHIC

THE CARBIS BAY HOTEL HAS BEEN WELCOMING FAMOUS LITERARY FIGURES AND HAPPY HOLIDAYMAKERS TO CORNWALL SINCE ARCHITECT SILVANUS TREVAIL BUILT IT IN 1894. THE NEW BEACHFRONT LODGES, THOUGH, ARE UPPING THE GAME. GISELLE WHITEAKER LUXURIATES BY THE BAY.

It’s dark when my boyfriend Elio and I pull up at the Carbis Bay Hotel, a stone’s throw from St Ives on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. The soothing sound of waves licking at the sandy shore is the only evidence of the private Blue Flag beach that is part of the Carbis Bay Estate. I’m excited about waking up here in the morning, when we’ll be able to see where we are. I’m even more excited when we are guided into the three-bedroom beach lodge that will be our home for the next few days. The recently launched row of luxury lodges sits between the main hotel and the beach. Entered on the upper level, the front door is flanked by a private almost-rooftop terrace with a large hot tub tucked into a secluded corner. Inside, three bedrooms branch off the entry hallway; the master has a balcony and a large marble en suite with a walk-in rain shower and a freestanding bath. MAIN AND ABOVE

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A spectacular floating concrete staircase spirals down to the ground floor, the majority of which is an open kitchen, dining and lounge area of generous proportions – proportions that make my compact city apartment feel like a hobbit house. The gunmetal-grey kitchen, equipped with all the mod cons and incorporating a full-size fridge, dominates one end of the room. A lemon drizzle cake sits on the island bench, along with a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket and a loaf of freshly baked bread. There’s butter in the fridge along with milk, tea and coffee on the counter, and a basket of local treats, ranging from Cornish fudge to Mr Filbert’s nuts and Kernow hot chocolate spoons. Past the bookshelf cut into the wall containing board games, there’s a large wooden dining table, a bowl of fruit on top, with bench seating that would fit at least eight. Two sofas laden with cushions enclose the lounge area, which is dominated by a wall unit with a built-in fireplace. “That,” says Elio in a voice tinged with awe, “…is a Bang and Olufsen television.” I’m more impressed by the wall of windows facing the darkness of the night. The beach is in our backyard. It would be rude not to avail of the hot tub. Soaking in the steamy water, the cool night air swirling around our faces, we pledge to bathe here every day of our stay. It’s a promise we are both determined to keep. When morning comes, the draw of the view drags me from the comfortable cocoon of the bed. Flinging open the RIGHT ABOVE AND BELOW The beach side of the lodges; a master bedroom suite

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The meal that follows in the hotel’s Sands restaurant – one of several dining options available – is equally delightful. An amuse-bouche of Parma ham and cornichons kick-starts a series of mouthwatering dishes, from a roulade of crab, with courgette and apple, bitter apple puree and crab custard to seared loin of venison with roasted fig, spiced raspberry jam and chive and Parmesan risotto. The Creedy Carver duck breast and leg is intriguingly paired with saffron potatoes, braised carrots, kimchi cabbage and marmalade and duck tea, while the tender Jacob’s Ladder is shored up with horseradish mash, Crown Prince squash, Cornish kale and wine sauce.

curtains, I am greeted by an expanse of golden sand, leading to an aquamarine ocean. The whole of the bay is visible, curving at each end as if enfolding us in an embrace. There’s a light mist hovering and it feels magical. Only the thought of breakfast takes me away from the panorama. Fortified by a delicious repast of fresh fruit, followed by Cornish hog’s pudding and hash topped with a poached egg, we follow the winding South West Coast Path, crossing the railway tracks that hug the coast. It isn’t long until the picturesque town of St Ives comes into view, across a broad expanse of sand – the tide is well out and fishing boats rest on an angle by the harbour breakwater, the lighthouse standing sentinel. The clouds are lifting, revealing patches of deep blue sky, and gulls wheel on the sea breezes as we wander arm in arm past the whitewashed, slate-hung cottages and Victorian villas that climb away from the fishing harbour. This quaint town has provided inspiration for artists for centuries. Turner was reportedly the first artist to visit in 1811 and by the early 20th century, artists and craftspeople began taking up residence. Late afternoon, we wander back to Carbis Bay and spend time on the beach before making good on our pledge – a pre-dinner float in the hot tub is the ideal way to farewell the fading sun. Post-soak, as we complete our final preparations before dinner, the doorbell rings, signalling an unexpected delivery of pre-dinner cocktails and canapés.

For dessert, we opt for “A Ferris Wheel of Fun to Share”. All eyes turn our way when a silver Ferris Wheel frame is brought to our table, loaded with funfair flavours like miniature brownies, toffee apples and sugar doughnuts. It certainly lives up to its name.

All too soon, it’s time for us to continue our exploration of the Cornish coast. There’s much to discover in this part of the country, from the granite cliffs that rise out of the Atlantic Ocean at Land’s End to the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount and the open-air Minack Theatre at Porthcurno. There’s no doubt Cornwall is home to some spectacular scenery, but the impeccable service, fine food and breathtaking views across the beautiful bay at the Carbis Bay Hotel are beyond compare.

The Beach Lodges are Carbis Bay Hotel’s most desirable residences yet. Situated directly on the beach, they combine seaside chic with hot tubs and roof or beach gardens. Boasting spacious open-plan lounges whose floor-to-ceiling windows lead to private sun decks and all have bay-facing balconies. Guests can avail of all of the Estate facilities, including the restaurants, C Bay Spa, conservatory, terrace bar and lounge, beach and water sports. See www.carbisbayhotel.co.uk. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

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THE OLD RECTORY CHURCH WALK BILTON

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Price guide price ÂŁ1,500,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

The Old Rectory is nestled beneath St Marks Church in a leafy suburb of Bilton village, one of the area’s most sought after streets. The property is situated in a secluded position and offers in excess of 6,000 sq. ft. of accommodation, which comprises five generous double bedrooms, three bathrooms, together with some generous reception rooms including a drawing room, formal dining room, library, study, laundry room and kitchen/breakfast room. This signature home also benefits from a three chambered cellar and versatile accommodation in addition to the main house, which includes a connected two-bedroom apartment with lounge and bathroom. Complimenting the main house and apartment is a detached coach house, with kitchen, bathroom and bedroom/ living space. A true feature of the house is the delightful secluded and sheltered gardens.

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HOME CLOSE CRICK Believed to have been constructed circa 1760, Home Close is one of the signature homes in this popular Northamptonshire village and has been thoroughly renovated from top to bottom with ‘no stone left unturned’ to create a simply stunning family home. The house has been rewired, replumbed, a new roof and frankly the list goes on, to create a house that has been future proofed for a generation. The house occupies a plot of just under 0.4 of an acre with the main house having five beautifully appointed bedrooms and there are a variety of bathrooms to compliment the accommodation. There is a spectacular hand-built kitchen and an array of reception rooms including a study, large sitting room, large laundry room, cloakroom and beautiful bifold doors off the kitchen leading into the garden., Externally there is an extremely useful and financially beneficial annexe and a variety of oak framed buildings.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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Price offers over £1,000,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

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THE COACH HOUSE WATFORD NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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Price guide price ÂŁ1,000,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

The Coach House was originally constructed in the late 17th century and is quite rightly listed Grade II with some fantastic period detail. The adjoining barns have been converted and incorporated into the main house to create a beautiful family kitchen area, utility room, cloakroom, boot room and sitting room. The main house has five double bedrooms including a spectacular master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and ensuite shower room. There is a further ensuite and beautifully appointed family bathroom whilst on the ground floor there are a further five separate reception rooms including an office, study/gym, reception hall, TV room and sitting room and a more recent addition is the stunning oak framed conservatory. The house sits beautifully nestled beneath the local church; St Peter & St Paul’s in a 0.75 acre plot with electric gated private driveway. There is also a detached building housing a garaging facility and studio.

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FOXHILL MANOR WEST HADDON Foxhill Manor may well have the external appearance of a fine Victorian House of distinction but do not be deceived into anticipating a dated and traditional interior. It is true, that the house does indeed date from the late 1800’s but ‘inside the shell’ you will discover a most wonderful sensitivity blending contemporary living whilst respecting the architectural elements that endorse the age, fine status, refinement and vintage of the property. When you visit, look out for the cinema, the gin bar, the well in the office, the cellar, count the dining room chairs, which kitchen would you be most likely to use, could you convert the outhouses into an annex, is there space for a swimming pool, how long does it take to drive to the nearest Railway Station that serves London Euston. If you hanker for a ‘Place in the Country’ but still need to access the metropolis, good schools and a desire for village life then this should not be dismissed.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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SWALLOW FIELDS CAWSTON WARWICKSHIRE

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Price offers over ÂŁ750,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

Swallow Fields is a fabulous barn conversion in a secluded position tucked away down a private driveway and offers five bedrooms (including an impressive master suite, with dressing room and en suite bathroom) and a shower room. The property does have current planning permission granted for a two storey extension for a cloakroom and en suite, the details of which can be seen on the Rugby Borough Council Planning Portal under the reference R19/0105. The sitting room has a stunning vaulted ceiling, with glazed windows overlooking the garden, a formal dining room, a large kitchen/breakfast room with built in appliances and a utility room. The south and west facing gardens cover approximately 0.95 of an acre. There is parking for a high number of vehicles with block paved driveway and courtyard offering plenty of options and the house is very conveniently located close to some prestigious schools and excellent commuter links.

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MORNING CALM HOUSE BIRDINGBURY Morning Calm House is a superbly appointed detached residence, styled with a mock-tudor appearance. The property is a complete one-off architect designed triple split level home, built by the renowned builders ‘Parker Lake Homes’. Throughout the property careful consideration has been given to provide an individual home with the architect saying “He walked the land before designing this innovative property”. This provides well-proportioned five bedroom accommodation which has been elegantly appointed throughout with Ash doors and woodwork, decorative coving, dado rails, integrated sound system and a central beam vacuum system. From the arched Oak double front doors the scene is set for the first class standard found within.

WARWICKSHIRE

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Price guide price £1,000,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

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DUNCHURCH ROAD RUGBY WARWICKSHIRE

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Price offers over £800,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

196 Dunchurch Road sits in a unique position tucked away off one of Rugby’s premier streets. The property occupies a private position down a 45m long gated driveway in attractive west and south facing gardens approaching ¾ of an acre. This delightful and well-appointed home offers flexible accommodation with five/six bedrooms including a master bedroom with dressing room and refitted en suite bathroom, there is a further refitted bathroom on the first floor and additional ground floor bathroom serving other bedrooms. Furthermore, there is a large sitting room, garden room, formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and a delightful snug/bedroom six, together with a cloakroom and utility room. A real highlight of this superb home is the secluded position and attractive gardens which have been designed by a landscape architect.

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HILLMORTON ROAD RUGBY 13 Hillmorton Road is an elegant Georgian townhouse offering spacious accommodation set over five floors to include an entrance hall, basement kitchen, playroom/study and pantry, ground floor offering cloakroom, utility, family room and dining room, first floor split level landing with WC, bathroom, master bedroom and sitting room, second floor landing with two double bedrooms and family bathroom with the third floor offering two further bedrooms. The property has the benefit of some original features and is fitted with a security alarm whilst externally the property has gardens to both front and rear and a car port to the rear providing off road parking for two vehicles.

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Price guide price ÂŁ700,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

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COLEMAN CLOSE CRICK NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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Price ÂŁ525,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

The property sits at the very end of a quiet cul-de-sac location on a development on the outskirts of Crick in Northamptonshire. This outstanding detached home offers flexible accommodation over three storeys to include five well proportioned bedrooms; the master bedroom has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom, there is a further bathroom on the second floor and an independent family bathroom on the first floor. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, cloakroom, study, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room with built in appliances, utility room and formal dining room. A particular feature of this house is the delightful landscaped gardens which have a variety of well stocked borders and decked area with spa room which has a hot tub. There is also off-road parking and a detached double garage.

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THE STEEPLES GRANDBOROUGH No. 4 The Steeples was built by the renowned luxury property developer Parker Lake Homes in 1998 and the present occupiers have improved the accommodation considerably in their time here with the refitting of several bathrooms and a stunning contemporary kitchen. The house itself offers flexible accommodation with four double bedrooms on the first floor with two en-suites and a family bathroom. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with high quality Karndean flooring, formal dining room, spectacular kitchen/breakfast room with contemporary fitted kitchen and built in appliances, cloakroom and then a further three reception rooms including a study/bedroom five, sitting room and TV room. The house occupies a generous plot with attractive south facing gardens, a double garage and ample off road parking.

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Price guide price ÂŁ650,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

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CRICK ROAD HILLMORTON WARWICKSHIRE

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Price ÂŁ600,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

50 Crick Road has been extensively developed and remodelled by the present owners in 2016 to create a luxurious and wonderful family home situated on the outskirts of Hillmorton, a popular area for local amenities, schools and within easy commuter distance of Rugby railway station and M1 junction 18. The house was acquired in recent times by our sellers and they have created a stunning detached home and extended the property from its original footprint to create a fabulous property with, four double bedrooms, master with en-suite, a family bathroom, a spectacular family room with bifold doors onto a south facing rear terrace, a large sitting room and a snug. There is an integral garage and an electric gated block paved driveway and as previously mentioned, outstanding views across neighbouring countryside to the south.

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WASHBROOK HOUSE BROADWELL Washbrook House was constructed in the late 1990’s and has been modernised extensively by the present owners. The house offers flexible and versatile accommodation across three floors, with four large double bedrooms on the first floor, two with en suite shower rooms, plus a family bathroom. The second floor offers flexible accommodation with a further two bedrooms and a shower room. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, study, formal dining room, sitting room and kitchen/ breakfast room together with a cloakroom and utility room. Outside there is a 0.58 acre plot of beautiful gardens with a double garage. The garden is not overlooked from the rear and has an attractive meadow and a variety of trees on the boundary providing a sheltered and secluded spot.

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Price £750,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

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THE BRAMBLES THURLASTON WARWICKSHIRE

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Price offers over ÂŁ750,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

The Brambles offers an outstanding opportunity for buyers to enjoy one of the most attractive locations in Warwickshire. This stunning home has south facing views across Draycote Water Reservoir and offers an idyllic position in a quiet cul-de-sac. The house has been remodelled and redesigned from the original bungalow that sat on the site and the developers have created an outstanding proposition with attractive oak doors and floors, CAT 6 cabling, provision for flat screen televisions and bifold doors leading off a spectacular kitchen/living space. There is a formal dining room with canopied ceiling, two reception areas, a utility room and a cloakroom. On the first floor there are four well-proportioned bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom. Outside the property enjoys plenty of off road parking, with an integral garage and ample hard standing.

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CLIFTON ROAD RUGBY 67 Clifton Road occupies a prominent position on one of Rugby’s main artery roads that leads to the town centre and is within a few minutes’ walk of Rugby Station where London Euston can be reached in under an hour. This stunning Victorian townhouse offers six double bedrooms and accommodation over four storeys. There are three bathrooms; one included within the attractive master suite whilst on the ground floor there is a large sitting room, snug and a spectacular refitted kitchen/dining room with bifold doors that open onto the garden. There is also a ground floor cloakroom and usable cellar which is currently is as a bar and TV room. As expected with a Victorian townhouse, this particular property has a wide variety of original features including Minton tiled floor, ceiling cornicing, Victorian doors and deep sectional skirting boards. The house has an attractive garden to the rear and a double garage.

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Price offers over £650,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

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WINWICK MANOR STABLES WINWICK NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

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Price offers over ÂŁ650,000 Office Rugby Contact 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

This property is tucked away in a very quiet location and is a large and immaculately presented Grade II listed single-storey home that boasts just under an acre of lovely grounds. As the name would suggest, the property began life as a stable block belonging to the neighbouring 16th century manor house, but in the late 1980s it was beautifully converted into this lovely home. The stables have been cleverly converted with modern living in mind. The layout in the main living areas consists of a large, openplan kitchen/diner that flows out into a conservatory, and adjacent to the kitchen is a huge double aspect living room with an attractive feature fireplace with a log burner. On the other side of the house are the wellproportioned bedrooms, which include a large master suite, two guest bedrooms and a family bathroom. This is without doubt a lovely home, but it is the grounds and the rural location that really sets it apart from the rest.

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GOLF

RESPONSIBLE

GOLFING

WITH A STRONG CONNECTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT, GOLF HAS ACCEPTED ITS ECOLOGICAL

AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. SEVERAL OF EUROPEAN TOUR PROPERTIES’ FACILITIES HAVE BEEN

ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE GOLF ENVIRONMENT ORGANISATION (GEO) FOR EMBRACING SUSTAINABLE

CHANGES THAT CAN LEAD TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL BENEFITS. BRONWEN HILLER DELVES DEEPER.

PGA Catalunya 12th green, Stadium Course, Spain

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PGA Catalunya Resort, in a superb setting north of Barcelona, was the first European Tour destination to achieve GEO Certified status in 2013, and it has continued building on its commitment to nature, resources and community. The resort has retained this status by focussing on reducing consumption and exploring opportunities for diversifying energy sources. Water is recycled throughout the estate and solar and geothermal energy sources have been implemented wherever possible. The introduction of Bermuda grass has reduced both water consumption and chemical use. Praised for its attention to detail and commitment to conserving the native flora and fauna of the pine forest on the 300-hectare estate, PGA Catalunya ensures residents and visitors gain maximum benefit from its outstanding setting. In southern Spain, Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf & Spa is at the forefront of European golf’s drive to become more eco-sustainable. The course is the first in Spain to feature

a new environmentally friendly variety of dwarf Bermuda grass on all its greens, which has led to a 30% reduction in water usage. While there was minimum disruption for the players, the preparation behind the scenes was extensive. The grass was seeded by hand and, for 12 months, the new turf was nurtured under a supervised growing system before the process of re-laying the greens was undertaken. As well as needing less irrigation, the greens require fewer pesticides and less maintenance time. The uniform putting surface has received praise from club members and guests alike. The property was further rewarded, winning the 2018 IAGTO Sustainability Award for Resource Efficiency. Ignacio Soto, the Head Greenkeeper who supervised the process, noted the use of fewer pesticides. The greens need less fertilisation because they use nutrients from regenerated irrigation water in a more efficient way. Bermuda grass actively grows for nine months of the

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ABOVE AND RIGHT

Finca Cortesin hole 17, Spain. View from Event Hospitality 18th green; Le Golf National, France; PGA Catalunya 3rd hole, Stadium Course, Spain.

year, which improves the year-round playability of the course. “The greens are already in better condition than they have been in previous years and we expect them to get even better in 2019,” Soto says. Le Golf National, the iconic European Tour Properties venue close to Paris and Versailles, demonstrates how an approach that fosters nature and conserves resources enhances the running of a profitable, well-respected golf facility. The course has retained its GEO certification having demonstrated continuous improvement over the past three years. This has been achieved by upgrading resources, including installing a new storage reservoir and drainage that allows for recycling of rainwater. This, together with a new irrigation system and removing 16 hectares from the irrigated areas, has had a massive effect on water consumption. Additionally, 340 tonnes of material is recycled every year and sand from the ‘Paris beach’ is reused after summer for fairway top dressing. The reduction of maintained turf areas with habitat buffers and increased low-maintenance ecological rough areas is important to support natural habitats. There have been 350 flora and fauna species identified, including 70 birds; 13 of the identified species are rare and included on the red-list of threatened species. Much of the work done in the area of conservation and biodiversity has been in partnership with the Natural History Museum and the French Golf Federation across the range of habitats, which

includes forest, wetland, open water, meadows and mineral landscape. The delicate balance needed to incorporate biodiversity is often achieved through working in partnership with private and public organisations. Le Golf National works in partnership with a private company and the museum to incorporate beehives to ensure pollination without risking a negative impact on the wild bee population. Le Golf National also recognises the importance of being a good corporate citizen and establishing positive community relationships. To this end, one of their projects has been collaborating with local government to restore the Porte de Merantais, an historic gate to the Palace of Versailles. Having attained silver level GEO certification, the highest currently held in France, the property is not resting on its laurels. New initiatives include concentrating on measuring ecological resilience after hosting big events, such as the Ryder Cup. Le Golf National has unique opportunities to engage in this, particularly with the Olympics in 2024. Paul Armitage, Director of Le Golf National, sums up the importance of retaining GEO certification, saying, “By proudly displaying the GEO flag every day, we show our customers, whether they are local golfers, international visitors or corporate groups, that we have the same environmental concerns as them.” THE COLLECTION | 33 |

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PROPERTY HIGHLIGHT

THE IDEAL SPOT TO TIE THE KNOT MANY COUPLES ARE DECIDING TO HOST THEIR WEDDING AT HOME AS IT FEELS MORE PERSONAL THAN A HIRED VENUE. FROM BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY ESTATES TO QUIRKY ONE-OF-AKIND SPACES, SOPHIE DAVIES EXPLORES HOMES THAT ARE THE IDEAL PLACE TO SAY “I DO”.

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1. STAVERTON, DEVON

6. MUCH HADHAM, HERTFORDSHIRE

Guide price £2,950,000 Fine & Country Dartmoor | 01626 818094 torbaytodartmoor@fineandcountry.com

Guide price £2,995,000 Fine & Country Bishop’s Stortford | 01279 757500 paula@fineandcountry.com

2. RUGBY, WARWICKSHIRE

7. DROITWICH SPA, WORCESTERSHIRE

Staverton Manor is an elegant country home located in a peaceful setting on the edge of Staverton, a quaint village in the South Hams. The estate is just over 19 acres in total, including manicured gardens, pastureland, woodland and a lake. The property is a licensed wedding venue with a separate garden apartment, perfect for a newly-wed couple.

Originally constructed in the 1850s, The Old Rectory is nestled next to St Mark's Church in the leafy suburban village of Bilton in Rugby. The property is established in over an acre of beautiful gardens, which can easily accommodate a marquee. The gardens feature a 450-yearold mulberry tree, a gorgeous backdrop for a photoshoot. Guide price £1,500,000 Fine & Country Rugby | 01788 820062 rugby@fineandcountry.com

3. LAPWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE

This stunning five-bedroom detached country home in Hertfordshire has ample parking facilities, as well as a twobedroom and one-bedroom annexe, both fully equipped with kitchens, making the property perfect for catering and hosting the wedding party or guests. Plenty of space for a marquee in the lovely gardens, and there is a tennis court and pool area offering showering and toilet facilities.

The Brook House is a Grade II Listed Tudor country residence situated in the popular rural village of Himbleton in Worcestershire. The flexible nature of the accommodation makes the property suitable for multigenerational occupation or hosting wedding party guests. The property retains individual features from the Tudor period and stands within beautifully maintained formal gardens surrounded by topiary hedges. Offers over £1,500,000 Fine & Country Droitwich Spa | 01905 678111 droitwich@fineandcountry.com

Lapworth Croft, in the beautiful Warwickshire village of Lapworth, is set within more than 5 acres of stunning countryside. The property offers substantial family accommodation with ample parking and beautiful gardens that wrap around three sides of the house. The home is situated in an elevated position overlooking sweeping lawns, two private lakes and woodland beyond.

8. HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Offers over £1,500,000 Fine & Country West Midlands | 0121 7466400 solihull@fineandcountry.com

Offers in excess of £3,500,000 Fine & Country St Neots | 03303 331060 inresidence@fineandcountry.com

4. WOOLWICH, LONDON

Rush Grove South is set within 3 acres of landscaped gardens. The Georgian residence has recently been restored to its former glory and is steeped in local history, once housing the Commander of the Royal Marine barracks. The period property boasts stunning landscaped gardens leading to a large fishing lake, the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding. Guide price £1,890,000 Fine & Country City Living | 020 3861 8810 bow@fineandcountry.com

5. HALTON, LANCASHIRE

Built in 2014, Mickle Hill Grange is an architect-designed home set in a private estate in Cambridgeshire of over 18 acres of lawns and two lakes. The grand entrance hall features a stunning central Imperial staircase, which could serve as a picturesque aisle. Sleepy children can be entertained in the cinema room if the day is a little long.

9. PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES

Lancych is a regency Gothic house set in a fantastic rural location in Wales. The house lies in its own valley, which is intersected by the charming River Cych. The lawns of the Grade II Listed property are ideal for a marquee and the house and guest wing can accommodate a large number of people. Asking price £1,250,000 Fine & Country Pembrokeshire | 01834 862138 james.skudder@fineandcountry.com

10. FINGLESHAM, KENT

Take your vows with a view at this property in Lancashire. Walk the aisle down the marble steps and out onto the lush manicured gardens with uninterrupted views over the Lune Valley. Halton Green House offers a good amount of parking, bedrooms and outdoor entertaining areas, including a rooftop garden; an ideal setting for the happy couple.

West Street Farmhouse is a stunning 18th-century Kentish country house, offering an abundance of outside space for guests to mingle in the gardens, not to mention a generous amount of parking on the sweeping driveway. Due to the private location, no neighbours will be disturbed by partying guests, and with multiple reception rooms opening to the patio, you can take the party inside.

Offers over £2,000,000 Fine & Country Lancaster | 01524 380560 sales@fineandcountry-lancaster.co.uk

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PROPERTY FEATURE

AN INNINGS IN THE CRADLE OF CRICKET LOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL FACTOR WHEN SEARCHING FOR A NEW HOME AND, FOR FANS OF TRADITIONAL BRITISH SPORT, WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN SETTLING INTO THE ‘CRADLE OF CRICKET’ AT HYDEN FARM LANE? SOPHIE DAVIES EXPLORES A PROPERTY CERTAIN TO BOWL YOU OVER.

Hyden Farm Lane is hidden in the rolling Hampshire section of the South Downs National Park. At one end is the Bat and Ball public house, situated directly opposite the property’s cricket pitch, said to be where the rules of cricket were first laid down. At the opposing end in Hyden Wood, tucked away along a private driveway, is a house called Little Copse. Little Copse is one of only five houses within Hyden Wood and it benefits from 12.95 acres of formal gardens, woodlands and extensive grounds that include a cricket pitch, complete with a pavilion with two tea rooms. The manicured lawns to either side of the property are encompassed by a private hedge and a variety of mature shrubs and bushes. Little Copse | 36 | THE COLLECTION

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also features a shingled T-shaped driveway with ample parking, and a detached double carport. It is a rather unique opportunity to own your own cricket ground and pavilion. This land was formerly the recreation ground of the Royal Navy HMS Mercury, so it is protected against any potential redevelopment. The home is positioned within beautiful Southern English countryside, surrounded by sweeping farmland and woodland. Little Copse is set within the Butser Hill National Nature Reserve and is close to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Just a short walk away is Old Winchester Hill and its superb Roman fort guarding the Meon Valley. For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, there could hardly be a better location. The house is as impressive as professional cricketers have been at the stumps. It provides accommodation on a scale befitting a majestic country house, yet its modern construction brings the benefits of contemporary building methods and regulations. The residence features four bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom boasts an en suite bathroom, equipped with a separate shower cubicle. The second bedroom also features an en suite shower and the two further bedrooms are served by a family bathroom.

The property’s spacious ground floor is perfect for entertaining. There is a large drawing room with an elegant bay window to the side, while the southern end is embraced by a conservatory that wraps around large French windows. There is a separate dining room, also featuring French windows, that open onto the generous rear terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room is country chic, with stylish cream units around three sides and a blue Aga cooker with twin circular hot plates and ovens. The home features an office, in addition to the study adjoining the entrance hall. The utility room has a stable-style door that leads to the rear garden and patio and offers plenty of discreet storage space. While it enjoys a seemingly remote country position, the house benefits from facilities in Clanfield, Waterlooville, and Petersfield, where there is a mainline train station with rail links to London Waterloo. It is also situated approximately 2 miles from East Meon village, which has plenty of restaurants, traditional pubs and shopping amenities. The sought-after area also offers access to excellent private and state schooling.

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CUISINE

A SPICY

TALE

HISTORICALLY, INDIA, THE LAND OF SPICES, HAS CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO THE FLAVOURS OF

BRITAIN. NOW, CHEF PETER JOSEPH IS BOOSTING IT UP THE FOODIE LADDER INTO THE REALMS OF EXQUISITE FINE DINING. GISELLE WHITEAKER SEEKS SUSTENANCE AT KAHANI.

Peter Joseph has an impressive pedigree. Chennai-born, he is known for being the Head Chef of Tamarind, the first Indian restaurant in the world to earn a Michelin star. Now, he’s creating a new narrative in Chelsea with his first solo venture. Kahani is the Urdu word for story and the flavours at this basement establishment are crafted as skillfully as a literary masterpiece. “I have vivid memories of the excitement of the bustling markets in India – a sensory overload of tantalising scents and bright colours and an abundance of stalls selling street food,” says the Chef. “I wanted to encapsulate the excitement I felt as a child in the dishes I devise and serve at Kahani, so diners experience that same sense of wonder and delight, hence the nod to tradition that is present throughout.” This sentiment shines in every aspect of the restaurant, from the décor to the dishes, and even the cocktails. My boyfriend Elio and I begin our culinary quest at the bar, where I sip on PJ’s Kahani, a blend of vodka, crème de mure, lemon juice, jasmine tea, blackberry and egg white and Elio imbibes a Tandoori Ananas – home-

made spiced rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, tandoori pineapple, cinnamon powder and honey. He describes it as “pineapple for grown-ups”. From the bar, we move to our rather special table, which looks into the semi-open kitchen. I count at least seven chefs calmly swirling around the gleaming counters, adding a sprinkle of this and a dab of that, preparing to delight the diners seated in the comfortably elegant, 90-cover dining area, which features white walls, wooden floors, funky light fittings and blue-hued armchair seats. “I believe the devil is in the detail, which is why at Kahani I have considered every element, from the look and feel of the restaurant to every ingredient we use. That is why we only use the best seasonal British produce, prepared according to authentic Indian cooking methods”, says Chef Joseph. If the soft-shell crunchy crab with Mangalorean spices and tomato chutney is anything to go by, the Indo-British flavour partnership is a perfect match. The exquisite combination of spices meets the sweet crab without overwhelming the delicate flavour. The samosa platter is

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equally pleasing, the triangles comprising Punjabi aloo, Kolhapuri chicken, and Chettinad venison paired with a traffic-light trio of tamarind, tomato, and chat masala sauces. “Authentic Indian cuisine is cooked with heart and soul as well as great spices,” says Chef Joseph, “…and I’ve brought this idea into Kahani, using recipes from my childhood as the inspiration for modern dishes you can’t help but share.” One bite of the incredibly tender freerange chicken-tikka with saffron, mace, baby ginger and coriander steam and I’m tempted not to share, but Elio sees my rapture and quickly samples the offering. The two enormous smoked Malabar prawns with fresh turmeric, coconut and curry leaves that arrive next are easily divided, along with the succulent Somerset lamb chops with Kashmiri chillies and Nagercoil cloves. We are filled with admiration for the chef’s understanding of flavour. “The magic of spices is in knowing how to combine them and use them in a way that doesn’t overpower the

ingredients but enhances them, resulting in a beautiful euphony of flavours,” says Chef Joseph. “I love working with spices that would be found in every kitchen in India – cumin, coriander, garam masala and turmeric, to name just a few. British saffron too; many people don’t know that the UK grows its own saffron; we source it from Essex.” Every dish at Kahani is atypical, even those that make an appearance on the standard Indian takeaway menu: the Kahani butter chicken is rich, yet light, the tomato makhani all but oil-free, the earthy brown daal complementing the sweeter yellow daal. “When people think of British-Indian food they think of heavy, oily meals that leave you feeling lethargic. Dishes should be fragrant yet healthy,” says Chef Joseph. Even the game-meat dishes exhibit levity, the venison keema with truffle naan full of deep flavours, yet not settling heavy in the belly. Elio is quick to declare this his favourite, although the tenderness of the cubes of lamb in the biryani give the venison a run for its money. We have eaten like kings, but the chef presents us with a dessert plate of cardamom cheesecake with a raspberry coulis centre, halwa (a carrot-based pudding), and milk ice-cream, with a scattering of pistachios and fresh berries that looks too good to resist. The elements are surprisingly light and eminently satisfying. Just like a good book, Kahani inspires. “Great food tells its own tale,” concludes Chef Joseph.

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FROM TOP DOWN Inside the beautiful restaurant; cocktails at Kahani; soft-shell crab; tandoori broccoli

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Pembroke Tenby

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POWYS Brecon 01874 610990 BuilthWells 01982 552259 Knighton 01547 528621 Llandrindod Wells 01597 823300 Newtown 01686 623123 Welshpool 01938 531000 SHROPSHIRE Bishops Castle Bridgnorth Craven Arms Ludlow Shrewsbury

01588 630070 0800 0787 370 01588 672385 01584 872153 01743 296116

SOUTH WALES Cardiff Swansea

01291 679799 01792 367301

STAFFORDSHIRE Staffordshire

01785 338585

WARWICKSHIRE Leamington Spa Rugby Stratford upon Avon

01926 455950 01788 820062 01789 332600

WEST MIDLANDS Birmingham Coventry Solihull Sutton Coldfield

0121 272 6800 02476 500015 0121 746 6400 0121 272 6900

WORCESTERSHIRE Cleobury Mortimer Droitwich Spa Kidderminster Stourport on Severn

0800 0787 370 01905 678111 0800 0787 370 0800 0787 370

LONDON & SOUTH EAST BERKSHIRE Ascot Newbury Wokingham

01344 206296 01635 35010 0118 978 0777

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Vale and Chilterns Chesham Hazlemere Milton Keynes Princes Risborough

01296 625919 01296 625919 01494 711677 01908 713253 01844 343131

HAMPSHIRE Andover

01264 560902

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directory Drayton Emsworth New Forest Winchester ISLE OF WIGHT Newport JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS St Helier KENT Broadstairs Cranbrook Canterbury Deal North West Kent Hythe Otford Sevenoaks Tenterden Tunbridge Wells West Malling Whitstable LONDON Bow Brentford Bromley and Chislehurst Canary Wharf Chiswick Cockfosters Ealing Finsbury Park Hammersmith Isleworth Greenwich Mayfair Wanstead OXFORDSHIRE Banbury and Buckingham Bicester Oxford SURREY Caterham Cheam Coulsdon Croydon Englefield Green Epsom Kingswood Warlingham West Byfleet Woldingham Woking

023 93 277277 01243 487969 01425 203408 01264 560902

SUSSEX Brighton and Hove Downland Villages Eastbourne South West Sussex Uckfield

01273 739911 01273 493500 01323 726060 01903 790490 01825 767575

Lynton Salcombe South Molton Teignbridge Torbay Torrington

01598 752527 01803 898321 01769 575797 01626 818094 01803 898321 01805 624334

DORSET Bournemouth Dorchester Ferndown Lower Parkstone Sandbanks Wareham Weymouth Wimborne

01202 555550 01305 757300 01202 855595 01202 744944 01202 076297 01929 555300 01305 835300 01202 842842

SOMERSET Bath Chew Valley Dulverton Minehead North Somerset Taunton Wellington Wiveliscombe

01225 320032 01225 471144 01398 324818 01643 700210 01275 859000 01823 423500 01823 653919 01984 624055

WILTSHIRE Salisbury

01202 706006

01983 520000

01534 840022

01227 479317 01580 715000 01227 479317 01227 479317 01474 700009 01227 479317 01959 588900 01959 588900 01580 766388 01892 701900 01732 222272 01227 479317

020 3861 8810 020 8051 2400 020 8467 2525 020 7987 8777 020 8051 2313 020 3819 7999 020 8051 2324 020 3475 1476 020 8051 2313 020 8051 2400 020 8465 5828 020 7079 1523 020 8418 0018

01295 239666 01869 240075 01865 953244

01883 342205 020 8770 3377 020 8660 6689 020 8668 3222 01784 438951 020 8652 2929 01737 361014 01883 622181 01932 550016 01883 653040 01483 668199

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NORTH WEST & NORTH WALES CHESHIRE Chester Crewe Knutsford Nantwich Northwich St Helens Tarporley Warrington

01244 317833 01270 255396 01565 621624 01270 625410 01606 41318 01744 750064 01829 731300 01744 750079

CUMBRIA Ambleside Carlisle Keswick Kendal North Cumbria Windermere

015394 32220 01228 583109 01768 720025 01539 733500 01768 869007 015394 47717

LANCASHIRE Garstang Lancaster North Manchester Ribble Valley NORTH WALES North Wales MERSEYSIDE Wirral

01995 917895 01524 380560 01706 211690 01254 828922

01745 591811

0151 305 6956

WEST COUNTRY CORNWALL Bodmin Bude Launceston Newquay Rock Saltash DEVON Barnstaple Bideford Braunton Budleigh Salterton Exeter Exmouth Ilfracombe

01208 76800 01288 353661 01566 771919 01637 870414 01208 869218 01752 850418

01271 347861 01237 472344 01271 812263 01395 444400 01392 469333 01395 264111 01271 863091

YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST COUNTY DURHAM Darlington Durham City Wynyard

01325 488619 0191 384 2277 01740 645444

EAST YORKSHIRE Willerby

01482 420999

NORTH YORKSHIRE York

01904 571195

SOUTH YORKSHIRE Barnsley Bawtry Rotherham Sheffield

01226 729009 01302 591000 01709 366708 01226 370520

TYNE AND WEAR Newcastle upon Tyne South Shields

0345 459 6000 0191 427 4959

WEST YORKSHIRE Huddersfield Leeds Wakefield Wetherby

01484 550620 0113 203 4939 01924 234888 01937 583535

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NEW RANGE ROVER EVOQUE

TIME TO MAKE A STATEMENT

ISSUE 2 2019

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