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Welcome to our November issue... Enjoy your Christmas shopping this year with a unique and exciting shopping day AT Guildford Cathedral on Saturday 26th November. A fantastic selection of Christmas gifts will be on display for purchase and there will be demonstrations by local florists throughout the event. At long last, Guildford’s very own Philharmonic Orchestra will be making their debut performance at G Live. On Friday 18 November the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra will be amazing local audiences with a brilliant repertoire to firmly cement their reputation as one of Guildford’s greatest assets. Denbies Wine Estate is England’s largest vineyard in a stunning location set in 265 acres of vines. One of the most unique venues in Surrey to celebrate your Christmas party, this festive season, ‘Starlight Spectacular’ will light up the magnificent Conservatory Atrium. Adorned with lights and trees, Denbies will be offering a range of shared party nights to suit all tastes. As you enter the gardens, admire the stunning Christmas tree at Victoria Gate, as well as the beautifully decorated wreaths placed around the gardens. Join a free guided ‘Winter Walk’ with Kew’s expert guides and discover the Christmas plants that shine throughout winter in Kew’s 300 acre site. The walks are daily and start from the volunteers desk (Victoria Plaza) at noon and run from 1st December to 29th February. For a thoroughly regal ice-skating experience this winter, head to Hampton Court Palace ice rink. Offering a great view of the palace’s spectacular Tudor façade, the ice rink beats skating round an indoor rink any day!
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What’s on at Painshill Park? What’s on at Painshill Park? NOVEMBER 2011
Free entry every Wednesday throughout November. 10.30am " 4pm Join together with family and friends to enjoy a walk in the gardens. CHRISTMAS FUN FLORISTRY WORKSHOP
The last in the series of one day contemporary floristry workshops. Create a bright and cheery parallel or sphere display. Advanced booking required. DECEMBER 2011
Exclusive opportunity to ‘Meet Santa’ in a Crystal Grotto Painshill, one of Europe’s finest 18th Century Gardens, is offering a unique festive opportunity to visit Father Christmas in a Crystal Grotto. Visits can be booked on Saturday 1 0 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
3rd & Sunday 4th December. Also from Saturday 10th until Saturday 24th December. The festive journey begins with a short walk through the 18th century gardens to the Christmas Wishing Tent on Grotto Island where refreshments can be purchased and children will receive an activity pack. Elves will then guide you into the magical Crystal Grotto to share your wish with Father Christmas and to receive a special gift.
This is a ticketed event. Visit www. painshill.co.uk (24hr booking) or call 01932 584284 (Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm). TICKET PRICES
(Prices have been held for 4 years) Child Adult Concession
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For further information on events call 01932 868113 or visit www.painshill.co.uk
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Enjoy some winter cheer this Christmas in Surrey and Berkshire. See the Christmas Light, hear some carols or enjoy a panto. Make sure you don’t miss out on all that is on offer this festive season. Here are some ideas to help you plan your Christmas... CINDERELLA Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ 9th Dec 2011 to 15th Jan 2012
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CHRISTMAS CONCERTS/ CAROLS IN SURREY
Romance and magical adventure lies at the heart of this perfect pantomime, and with stunning sets, glittering costumes, wonderful songs, dazzling dances and hilarious family-friendly comedy, it’s the ideal Christmas treat for all ages!
Why not get into the Christmas spirit by attending a concert with music or carols this December. Here are a selection of concerts taking place in Surrey:
CINDERELLA ON ICE Guildford Spectrum, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1UP 9th - 11th December
Spectrum’s creative ice team are pulling out all the stops for this year’s ice pantomime, Cinderella.
Guildford Symphony Orchestra present Joyeux Noel Guildford Cathedral
DICK WHITTINGTON The Leatherhead Theatre, Church St, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8DN 13th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
Come and join us as Dick Whittington (and of course his cat) drop in to The Leatherhead Theatre, on their way to London, in the classic tale this Christmas. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UX 2nd Dec 2011 to 8th Jan 2012
Following her triumphant success on Broadway starring in Chicago, Surrey-born actress, dancer and entertainer Bonnie Langford will star as Fairy Fuchsia, leading a truly fabulous cast in this year’s magical family pantomime.
Guildford Harmony A Sparkling Christmas, Worplesdon Memorial Hall
Music for Christmas at Hatchlands Park The Glory of Christmas Guildford Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Holy Trintiy Church, Guildford Harry Derbridge, this promises to be the perfect family treat. SANTA CLAUS AND THE CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE Epsom Playhouse, Ashley Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AL 7th Dec 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
The adventure takes place at Santa’s HQ in the North Pole, The Reindeer Sat Nav is programmed and the toys are piled high on the sleigh, then?chaos strikes!
as the Wicked Fairy Carabosse in The Harlequin’s enchanting pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.
The Occam Singers present An African Christmas St Nicolas Church, Guildford
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1SG From 17 to 31 December
In a true rags to riches story Snow White manages, with the help of her madcap friend Muddles the Jester, to meet a handsome Prince and make all her dreams come true!
PETER PAN New Victoria Theatre, The Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey,GU21 6GQ 9th Dec 2011 to 15th Jan 2012
SLEEPING BEAUTY Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Quadrant, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN 9th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012
Fly away on a journey of wonder into the magical world of Neverland. Starring Steve McFadden, Andy Collins and The Only Ways Is Essex’s
Listen very carefully, we shall announce this only once...Vicki Michelle, star of the classic BBC 1 hit comedy, ‘Allo, ‘Allo’ will be starring Cranleigh
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Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the stunning lights that adorn the streets. Here are the dates of the switch-on ceremonies for Christmas Lights in Surrey 2011. Sat 19th November
Godalming Choral Society present Puccini & Rutter Charterhouse, Godalming The Mayor of Guildford’s Christmas Concert Holy Trinity Church, Guildford 17TH DECEMBER
Epworth Choir Family Christmas Concert Guildford Cathedral
Guildford Cathedral and most churches hold services on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. It is best to check with each church for details and times for the service.
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Kew Gardens Father Christmas, vintage Car Rides, and Winter Walks!
s you enter the gardens, admire the stunning Christmas tree at Victoria Gate, as well as the beautifully decorated wreaths placed around the gardens. Take a walk... Join a free guided ‘Winter Walk’ with Kew’s expert guides and discover the Christmas plants that shine throughout winter in Kew’s 300 acre site. The walks are daily and start from the volunteers desk (Victoria Plaza) at noon and run from 1st December to 29th February. If you prefer to go at your own pace, why not pick up a leaflet at the gates and try a self-guided ‘Winter Walk’, from 3 December to 2 January. Visit Father Christmas... Would anyone in the family like to meet Father Christmas in his festive grotto? If so, the grotto is open from 10th - 23rd December in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. The queue opens at noon and closes at 3pm. Have Fun... Once the little ones have visited Father Christmas, take them for a carousel ride on Kew Palace lawn, from 10th December - 2nd January. The rides begin at 10.30am and finish at 4pm. Adults £2, children £2, adults accompanying a child under five, £1. Also available is seasonal face painting at Climbers and Creepers, from 10th
Would anyone in the Family like to meet Father Christmas in his Festive grotto?
December - 2nd January. £4 a face, or two for £7. If your little ones prefer Christmas in the fast lane, they can take a spin in a mini-sized vintage cars. The rides will run from 10.30am to 4pm daily. Adults £3, children £2. Learn... Would you like to learn how to use what grows in your garden to create delicious Christmas dishes? Drop into their secluded garden to find out, at one of their ‘hands on’ sessions. 3rd December - 2nd January, Wednesdays and Sundays, 11.30am to 2.30pm. If you’re feeling hungry after all of this Christmas fun, either enjoy a snack of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine outside the south end of the Princess of Wales conservatory (10 - 11 / 17 - 18 December) provided by the Rotary Club, or order a sumptuous meal from the in-house caterers Peyton & Byrne’s special festive menu, in one of four onsite restaurants. Shop... A variety of festive products will be available from the fabulous onsite shops, which will be opening late before Christmas on the evenings of 7th, 10th, 14th and 17th December, 4.30 - 8.30pm. Recycle...Once Christmas is over, feel free to bring along your Christmas tree minus decorations and have it recycled by Kew’s very kind arboretum team! www.kew.org
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EVENTS and friends, and an evening show for older thrill seekers, Zippos Cirque Extreme. For thrill seekers everywhere, Cirque Extreme is a jaw dropping, daredevil show combining some of the most thrilling and dangerous acts the world of circus has to offer. Top of the bill is the Motorbike Globe of Death, a beyond-thrilling spectacle starring three Brazilians riding together at up to 60mph in an unbelievably small steel globe. There will be perilous aerial work on the High Wire and Trapeze, death-defying antics on the PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE ROYAL MARSDEN / DAVID HARTLEY rapidly-rotating steel Wheel of Death, reckless chainsaw juggling, thrilling fire acts and electrifying break dancing. There will be more bars, cafes & restaurants, including the new Carousel Bar, which rotates gently whilst you sip your mulled wine, and the Bavarian Village where you’ll provide world-class care for find Bratwurst, bars and live cancer patients, and to support the music. In addition, there will hospital’s pioneering work in cancer also be the authentic Spiegel research. The Royal Marsden is the Saloon situated within a largest and most comprehensive stunning ballroom, with cancer centre in Europe, a its cosy booths, tables and key provider of radiotherapy chairs and cabaret acts. services, and home to cuttingThere will be three new edge treatment andhanded research. Father Christmas and exhilarating thrill rides out over 50,000 presents to in the Alpine Adventure area Together withchildren, its academic well behaved andpartner, alongside the ever popular Thewill Institute Cancer Research he makeof a welcome Paower Tower, Christmas (ICR), this The Royal return year asMarsden an ever is the Coaster, Avalanche and Ski popular free attraction. Jump Swing as well as more largest and most comprehensive The centre UK’s favourite, traditional rides and games. cancer in EuropeZippos treating Circus, also patients returns every with year. Hyde Park Winter over 40,000 two completely new shows Wonderland is a fantastic day –www.royalmarsden.org a daytime show for all the out for everyone, so be sure family, Zippos Christmas to book your tickets early and Circus starring Rudolph make Winter Wonderland part the Red Nosed Reindeer of your Christmas tradition.
TRH THE DUKE & DUCHESS Hyde OF Park CAMBRIDGE VISIT THE ROYAL MARSDEN HOSPITAL Winter
TWonderland he new Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton has been officially opened by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. HRH The Duke of Cambridge has been the President of The Royal Marsden since May 2007. he UK’s most Hundredsspectacular of people, including staff, winter event patients, and the local community returns for the 5th year waited to catch glimpseadmission of the running withaFREE Royal as they visited the and couple even more entertainment and new attractions. hospital. Upon arrival, they were Since itselaunch in greeted by Th Royal Marsden’s 2007, Hyde Park Winter Chief Executive Cally Palmer Wonderland hasMolson. attracted a and Chairman Ian staggering 8 million visitors, firmly becoming thePalmer Capital’s Chief Executive Cally said: most popular andtodazzling “We were delighted welcome the winter With beautifully Duke andevent. Duchess of Cambridge decorated attractions outour to The Royal Marsden toset open across 20 acres of historic new Oak Centre for Children and parkland, Hyde Park Winter Young People. The centre is named Wonderland provides after the Oak Foundation which festive fun over seven weeks. generously £10 million Celebritydonated fans including Prince towards the cost of the building and Harry, Kate Moss, Claudia weSchiffer would like to thank the trustees & Matthew Vaughn, forChris their Martin, immenseTom generosity. These Cruise, brand new facilities, Alexandra Burke,together Fearne with state-of-the artLiz technology, provide Cotton and Hurley have all increased capacity to help Winter us meet been spotted enjoying growing demand festivities. and provide an Wonderland’s environment forPWR youngEvents patients This year, and The Royal Parks are which meets all their health, delightedand to announce that educational social needs.”
Chairman Ian Molson said: “It is thanks to the support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Teenage Cancer Trust that we have been able to raise the funds to help The Royal Marsden provide world-class care for young patients in a wonderful new environment. the ice rink will be given a Th e Duke spent new homeand andDuchess will surround nearly two hours speaking the Victorian Band Stand,to patients staff in the centre creatingand a beautiful centre and were with piece for clearly Winterimpressed Wonderland. Stretching over 1,350m2, the new facilities. The Duke of the outdoorrecalled rink will the Cambridge hisbememories biggest its kind inUnit the UK. of the oldofChildren’s when It will takework 10 days to buildthere he did his experience using 100,035 litresHe of said waterhe nearly six years ago. which will be frozen at -12c. was honoured to open the new At night thecentre, ice rink £18 million andwill wasbe transformed, as the suspended delighted to see final results. above the rink will be 108,000 Oak Centre for Children and pea-lights illuminating Young People is one of the largest the ice, creating a magical comprehensive children’s cancer atmosphere for skaters. centres in Europe with 31 beds. Other attractions making Ita return will seeinclude almost the 600Giant inpatients and more than 5,000 day Observation Wheel and patients the every year.Angels The centre also houses beautiful Christmas aMarket, world-leading drug development featuring over one programme, ensuring our young hundred wooden chalets patients t from cancer offeringbenefi unusual andnew handmade treatment and drugs that have gifts. A number of stalls been developed our laboratories. will also featureintraditional Christmas items such as wooden nativity scenes Th e Royaltoys, Marsden Cancer and decorations. Lasttoyear Charity raises money help
Celebrates its 5th year with a magical new Ice Rink Friday 18th November 2011 to Tuesday, 3rd January 2012
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✱ Tickets are now on sale for the Ice Rink, Giant
Observation Wheel & Live Big Top shows: Cirque Extreme and Zippo’s Christmas Circus. ✱ Open 10am - 10pm daily (on 18th November 2011 only - opens at 5pm) ✱ Winter Wonderland is FREE to enter, there is no admission fee ✱ www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com or call the box office 0844 858 6755 ✱ Bespoke Winter Wonderland hospitality & party packages are available. Email groups@ pwrevents.com for more details. Winter Wonderland is subject to licence and planning permission.
skates on... ...this winter with a guide to London’s cooLest ice rinks
Eyeskate at the London Eye
19th November 2011 - 6th JaNuary 2012
Ice Skating at Westfield Stratford City 19th November
2011 - 8th JaNuary 2012
This festive season, shop and skate at London’s shiny new shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City. The new east London version of Westfield London, Westfield Stratford East, enjoys its first Christmas this year. To celebrate, Westfield Stratford East welcomes you to its open-air ice-rink, with great views of the Olympic Park. A calendar of special ice events will kick off with a spectacular Christmas Light Switch On to gear London up for the festive season and as the ice rink is open beyond the Big Day, there’s no need for the post-Christmas blues. 1 8 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
This winter add a little sparkle to your Christmas visit, as the iconic London Eye presents it’s very own, open air ice skating rink in the shadow of the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel situated on the Southbank in the heart of London. By day guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of this feat of engineering and by night festive lighting will provide the perfect atmosphere to have some fun with friends, family and colleagues alike. Open 7 days a week. Book online at www.londoneye.com or at the onsite ticket office.
Ice at the Tower Skate
Daily at tower of loNDoN 19th November 2011 - 8th JaNuary 2012
Feel the cold tingle of London’s crisp winter air, listen to the music, and take in the incomparable surroundings as you glidearound the rink in the moat of one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Whether you pop along with friends during your lunchtime, plan a romantic date or decide to make a day of it at this world-famous fortification, the Tower of London Ice Rink is one of the coolest locations for winter fun with a group of friends or a festive family gathering. With one of the most beautiful skating settings in London the awesome battlements of the Tower of London provide a magnificent backdrop for the ice-cool skating season. Book online at www. toweroflondonicerink.com or call See on 0844 871 8814
Westfield London Ice Rink 19th
November 2011 - 8th JaNuary 2012
Glide round the shops this Christmas! Westfield London will be cooler than ever as an ice rink takes over the Atrium. The rink is made with real ice and it’s indoors so you don’t have to worry about the weather! The Atrium is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with a Santa’s grotto and Christmas lights. . Get your skates on! Book online at http:// uk.westfield.com or call the box office on 0871 330 8077.
Ice At the Palace
Tiffany & Co present Skate at Somerset House
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Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
19th November 2011 - 3rD JaNuary 2012
Winter Wonderland celebrates its 5th year with a magical new Ice Rink. The ice rink will be given a new home and will surround the Victorian Band Stand, creating a beautiful centre piece for Winter Wonderland. Stretching over 1,350m2, the outdoor rink will be the biggest of its kind in the UK. It will take 10 days to build using 100,035 litres of water which will be frozen at -12c so you can feel the cold tingle of the crisp winter air, listen to the music and take in the festive surroundings as you glide around the rink in London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Book online at www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
This year Teatime with Tiffany combines tea-dance music with live ice-dance displays and delicious treats. Children will be enchanted by Storytelling beside the Tiffany Christmas Tree. Improve your fitness with the Big Ice Dance lunchtime sessions. Experience the unique atmosphere of open-air clubbing, on and off the ice, to a soundtrack curated by prominent DJs, iconic clubs and trend-setting festivals at one of the Club Nights. Whatever the time or occasion, the Somerset House Ice Rink is the ultimate London winter destination for everyone! Book online at www.somersethouse.org or call Ticketmaster on 0844 847 1520
hamptoN Court palaCe - 26th November 2011 8th JaNuary 2012
For a thoroughly regal iceskating experience this winter, head to Hampton Court Palace ice rink. Offering a great view of the palace’s spectacular Tudor façade, the ice rink beats skating round an indoor rink any day! Hampton Court Palace has a fascinating history and was once home to England’s most famous (and infamous!) King, Henry VIII.Besides skating, there’s plenty to see at the Hampton Court Palace, including Henry VIII’s State Apartments, the vast Tudor Kitchens and the topiary Maze. Book online at www.hamptoncourticerink.com
The Canary Wharf Ice Rink opeNS for itS 7th SeaSoN - 12th November 2011 - 19th february 2012
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
4th November 2011 - 8th JaNuary 2012
The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is London’s superior skating experience. Set within the lawns of the Natural History Museum, the Ice Rink will offer an array of entertainment and events for all ages, plus a lovely Cafe Bar where guests can warm up in the most cosmopolitan and cosy fashion. For those who don’t wish to take to the ice, but want to soak up the festive fun and stunning surroundings, the stylish Cafe Bar will offer sumptuous food, drinks and entertainment for all to enjoy. Book online at www.nhm.ac.uk or call the 24-hour Ticketmaster hotline on 0844 847 1576.
Open 7 days a week and located in the magnificent setting of Canada Square Park, surrounded by Canary Wharf ’s world famous towers. The park will again be decked in festive lighting transforming the estate into a winter wonderland, offering the finest facility for outdoor ice skating and entertainment in the Capital. Festive music and drink will add to the winter atmosphere. Book online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call Ticketmaster on 0844 847 1556
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SKATE IN PALATIAL SPLENDOUR AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE 26TH NOVEMBER - 8TH JANUARY 2011 Ice Skating returns for the 9th year running to the beautiful setting of Henry VIII’s historic red brick Tudor Palace. Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Hampton Court Palace provides the perfect picturesque setting for festive skating and even more so at night, when the palace is beautifully illuminated.
the most magical locations for winter fun this festive season.
Feel the cold tingle of London’s crisp winter air, listen to the music and take in the festive surroundings as you glide around the rink in front of the breathtaking West Front of Henry’s Tudor palace. Whether you gather a group of friends, plan a romantic date or decide to make a day of it at this worldfamous location, the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink is one of
It’s never too early to book your session and advance bookings are highly recommended as skating sessions around Christmas and the New Year sell out fast. Ice Guides, Group Bookings and Corporate Hire are available " please visit the website for full details www. hamptoncourticerink.com
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The Ice Rink Café alongside the ice rink (no entrance charge) will be serving warming drinks from hot chocolate to mulled wine and festive snacks for those wishing to relax after their skate or whilst watching others take to the ice.
Please note Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Which dishes rumbled a Tudor tummy? Come in from the cold and feel the heat from ADVANCE BOOKINGS the fire in our Tudor kitchens. AND WEBSITES Experience real smells and sounds Online www.hamptoncourticerink.com as our intrepid team of history Phone 0844 871 8815 chefs experiment with recipes, (Booking fees apply) ingredients and cooking methods Book in person (no booking fees) to prepare a feast fit for a king. at rinks from opening dates. Group Bookings 0844 412 4650 11TH DECEMBER 2011 Exclusive Rink Hire & Corporate bookings phone 020 8241 9818 GHOST TOURS Ice rink is closed on Christmas Day
HAMPTON COURT PALACE PRESENTS A TUDOR CHRISTMAS 3RD, 4TH & 27TH DECEMBER 2011 – 2ND JANUARY 2012
See Hampton Court Palace in an eerie new light. Experience the unique atmosphere of Henry VIII’s State Apartments, including the infamous Haunted Gallery, and creep through the deserted courtyards - if you dare! Advanced booking is essential.
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Pre-booking is essential as tickets Kitchens, our historic cooks will also be preparing suitable sell out quickly 0844 482 7775 festive fare. Come to the King’s finest palace and experience 27TH DECEMBER 2011 – the splendours of his court 2ND JANUARY 2012 during the Christmas season. TUDOR CHRISTMAS All events are subject to change, 19TH - 23RD DECEMBER 2011 please check www.hrp.org.uk It is December 1540. Henry VIII and his new young wife, Catherine for up-to-date information CAROL SINGING AROUND on prices, opening times and THE PALACE COURTYARDS Howard, will celebrate her first details on event booking. Christmas as Queen at Hampton Court Palace. With songs, stories, Join us for our annual carol music and dance - and the madcap Historic Royal Palaces is the singing around the courtyards independent charity that looks humour of the king’s fool, Will of Hampton Court Palace, after the Tower of London, Sumer - everything looks set accompanied by the Epsom & Hampton Court Palace, the for a Christmas to remember! Ewell Silver Band. Promenade Banqueting House, Kensington around the palace courtyards Palace and Kew Palace. We But what to do about ‘the King’s singing carols to get everyone help everyone explore the story dear sister’ - his wife from earlier in the Christmas mood. of how monarchs and people in the year, Anne of Cleves? have shaped society, in some of This is an outdoor event so the greatest palaces ever built. Meanwhile in the Tudor please dress warmly. 6pm-7pm, Tickets cost £25, to book online please visit www.hrp.org.uk or call 0844 482 7799. Please note that the ghost tour does not include a full tour of Hampton Court Palace and is not suitable for under 12s.
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Guildford Cathedral Enjoy your Christmas shopping this year with a unique and exciting shopping day inside Guildford Cathedral nave on Saturday 26th November. A fantastic selection of Christmas gifts will be on display for purchase and there will be demonstrations by local florists throughout the event. To keep the children happy there will be something for them to do too! This exciting shopping event is being held in association with Arriva who will be providing a bus service between the 2 2 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
Cathedral and Guildford Bus station every 20minutes. Admission is free and parking will be available at the Cathedral, subject to space. The event opens to the public at 11.30am and finishes at 4.00pm. The event is being organised by the Guildford Cathedral Events Team which was set up in January this year to promote the use of the Cathedral by a wider audience and to increase links with the local business community. Events so far have included a fantastic Summer
Ball, Shakespeare on the lawn, a Laura Marling concert and even a product launch.
Maufe, building commenced in 1936, and the Cathedral was finally consecrated in 1961.
All of this in addition to the many events and services held to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cathedral this year.
The Cathedral is built of bricks made with clay dug from Stag Hill itself. To help fund the construction, people could buy individual bricks for half-acrown: today you can still see the bricks bought and signed by members of the Royal Family.
DID YOU KNOW Guildford Cathedral is one of England’s youngest cathedrals, and the last to be built from scratch on a ‘green-field’ site. It was designed by Sir Edward
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EVENTS t long last Guildford’s very own Philharmonic Orchestra will be making their debut performance at G Live. On Friday 18 November the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra will be amazing local audiences with a brilliant repertoire to firmly cement their reputation as one of Guildford’s greatest assets. Since the closure of the Civic Hall in 2004 the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra has visited other venues and areas but now they are back where they belong in the heart of Guildford. In mid-July they helped sound engineers at G Live test the acoustics by playing a range of music to test the systems but now they are centre stage in their first fully-fledged concert on the G Live stage. Playing A Gala for Guildford in the style of Last Night of the Proms, the Guildford Philharmonic will be playing a wide variety of music such as Gershwin’s American in Paris, Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue & Riffs, Respighi’s Pines of Rome as well as the well-known Last Night of the Proms classis Jerusalem. They will be conducted by Stephen Bell and led by Britain’s most popular soprano Lesley Garret.
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Guildford Borough Council has funded and managed the Philharmonic as part of its arts provision for the borough since the orchestra’s inception in 1945, when it was the Guildford Municipal Orchestra. The Council is grateful to South East Music Trust, and to its sponsors Stevens and Bolton for financial assistance towards the costs of running the orchestra during the 2011 - 2012 season.
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GUILDFORD PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: A GALA FOR GUILDFORD Friday 18 November, 7.30pm Tickets £27.00, £23.00, £18.00 Children/Students/ES40 £10.00 Book online at www.GLive.co.uk or 0844 7701 797 (10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) For bookings in person, the Ticketing Sales point and Café-Bar in the Main Foyer will be open from 10am Monday to Saturday; on Sundays and Bank Holidays they will open 90 minutes prior to any performance.
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Winter Wonderland Weekend Start the festive season with a visit to see Santa and his huggable huskies.
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a visit to Santa, so bring the children to meet him in his cosy grotto set among the firs and pine trees. He’ll be at London Wetland Centre throughout the weekend (10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm). Merlin the magician will be on hand to help Santa keep the children entertained. In our shop there’s enough choice for you to fill everyone’s Christmas stocking this year, with classic confectionery and plenty of wildlife themed gifts. Tempt your taste buds throughout the weekend with
special Christmas tastings of wonderfully old-fashioned sweets and chocolates. Gifts from London Wetland Centre’s shop won’t just delight whoever is unwrapping them on Christmas day: when you shop here you’re also contributing towards vital conservation work in the UK and around the world. Once your shopping is complete take a stroll around the scenic walkways set amongst the lakes, meadows and ponds of this 105 acre wildlife oasis. Enjoy the frost glistening on the trees and watch the ducks hunting for their own version of Christmas dinner! You can enjoy your own lunch in our Water’s Edge Café or relax over a coffee and mince pie. Santa and the huskies are very popular so you may have to queue. christmas Pantomime
Saturday 17th - Tuesday 20th December Which Witch is Which? Join us for a magical Pantomime full of wetland animals and magic spells. The Wetland animals need your help... There are Wicked Witches about! Can our Wetland friends, Duck, Vole, Rabbit and the others find them and put a stop to their wicked plans? And can red apples help them?
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Wednesday 21st December - Thursday 5th January Younger visitors can also enjoy a wintery walk around the wetlands with our Christmas themed trail, then warm up by the fireside in the yurt for some storytelling and snowflake making. We’ll also be creating wreaths, yuletide
logs and Christmas decorations in our festive family crafts sessions. Find out more about underwater wildlife in our Perfect pond show and join us for some guided birdwatching: find out which birds are out on the lakes and how they’re finding food in winter. Please note that we are closed on Christmas Day, and will not be running any family activities on Boxing Day. WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT www.wwt.org.uk
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BROOKLANDS CLASSIC BREAKFAST AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM
series of breakfast events for classic vehicle enthusiasts gets underway again this year at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge. Brooklands Classic Breakfasts are open to everyone with an interest in vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. They were launched in 2011 and have attracted a wide reaching audience with an even wider range of interests. At one of these breakfast meetings you could expect to see anything from E-Type Jaguars and Norton Motorcycles to London Buses and Mustangs. It doesn’t matter if you don’t own your own classic but if you do have something to bring out of the garage and show off to the world, then this is the perfect opportunity to bring it along. The 2012 breakfast dates
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have already been set and they are: January 15th, February 19th, March 18th, April 22nd, May 20th, July 8th, Sept 23rd and Oct 28th It all kicks off at 8am with a full English breakfast with tea and coffee available until 10am in the plush Sunbeam Café in the Edwardian Clubhouse. Anyone in a pre-1973 vehicle will be able to access the site via the Campbell Gate entrance from Brooklands Road and assemble in the Paddock, which will become the focus of the day. Parking for spectators’ cars is located in our main visitor car park accessed via Mercedes-Benz World.
offer it. Whether you’re an owner or a spectator, the first breakfast will be the perfect antidote to the January sales or the winter blues, and a great opportunity to chat to like-minded people in wonderful surroundings.”
From 9.30am the Museum will be up and running as usual with access to all the displays of cars, motorcycles, bicycles and aircraft for which Brooklands is famous, all included in the entry price. The Concorde Experience (an additional charge of £4 for adults & £2 for children aged 5-16 years) is well worth a visit and, for the youngsters; the Children’s Discovery Centre and Soft Play area provide Brooklands Museum Director Allan entertainment and learning. Winn says: “Classic enthusiasts in the area have been asking for a Prices for Brooklands Breakfasts regular breakfast event for some are: Adults & Seniors £13, time, and we’re pleased to be able to Children (3 " 12 years) £6.50.
For Brooklands Trust Members, the prices are £10 for Adults & Seniors with Children paying £5. All prices include the breakfast (served from 8 " 10am) and entry to Museum exhibits (open from 10am). Pre booking and more information is available via Donna Hopton on 01932 857381 ext 253 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Brooklands Museum is open from 10am to 4pm every day apart from a few days over Christmas. Standard admission prices are £9 for adults, £8 for seniors, £5.50 for children (aged 5 " 16) and just £25 for a family ticket with adults paying £4 extra for the Concorde Experience (children £2). The Museum’s website is at www.brooklandsmuseum.com.
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Denbies Wine Estate is England’s largest vineyard in a stunning location set in 265 acres of vines. One of the most unique venues in Surrey to celebrate your Christmas party, this festive season ‘Starlight Spectacular’ will light up the magnificent Conservatory Atrium. Adorned with lights and trees Denbies will be offering a range of shared party nights to suit all tastes & budgets! Denbies festivities commence on Monday 29th November with Denbies Christmas Light ‘Switch on & Sing along with the Panto Cast from Dorking Halls ‘Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs’ . The family fun continues on Sunday 11th December, 11am & 2pmwith ‘A Christmas Tale’, a children’s theatre production produced by the Bullfrog Youth Theatre Company that should get the whole family in the Christmas spirit! Starlight Spectacular embraces an entire range of Christmas 3 6 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
Party nights including ‘Putting on the Ritz’, ‘Starlight Spectacular Disco Extravaganza’ and ���A Night at the Oscars’ " not forgetting the hugely popular ’Murder Mystery Vintage Vineyard Murders!’ New for 2011 are Party Share lunches, which include entertainment and a visit from Santa! And, as if that isn’t enough " visit Santa in his cellar grotto throughout December (every weekend in December and daily 16 " 24th December) Denbies Wine & Gift Shop is now overflowing with Christmas gifts, ideas and inspiration for the entire family including family pets and feathered friends! For full details on Denbies Christmas celebrations in the heart of the surrey Hills, visit www.denbies.co.uk .
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of the cuisine of this tropical peninsular. The use of Indian spices such as cumin, tumeric and chilies, the Chinese influence of soy sauce, garlic and ginger, the Malay contribution of ‘sambal’ & a blend of other exotic spices and the various cooking styles of the Portuguese, Dutch and British during their years of occupation there is evident in authentic Malaysian style dishes. Thai food is rich in texture and characterised by flavours such as the citrus-limes, basil leaves, fresh coriander and coconut milk. An important ingredient
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Everything You Need & More Burhill Golf Club in Surrey is set to double its private events capacity with the opening of a luxury marquee located in the stunning surrounds of the venue’s Walled Garden. The marquee will sit in the shadow of the Georgian Mansion that forms the clubhouse at Burhill, and will have a capacity of around 300 making Burhill one of the largest events venues in the area. Tailored packages are available for all, starting from as little as £115 inc vat per person, including a three-course meal, pre-dinner drink and wine packages with full event management. As well as this addition the main Mansion House can accommodate private events for a maximum of 150 guests in its 3 private dining areas or stunning Iveagh Lounge which overlooks the Terrace and the 18th green of the New Course. Whether it is a private party, wedding reception, golf day or conference, Burhill can accommodate by providing first class cuisine with its award winning chefs accompanied by professional, courteous service. CHRISTMAS EVENTS If you have still to book a Christmas event, Burhill has some availability and offer a superb Christmas package which includes a festive three course meal, half a bottle of wine and a first class disco @ £48 inc vat per person or a Christmas Carvery lunch @ £36 inc vat pp.
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NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS The New Years Eve celebration offers a reception drink, four course meal and entertainment provided by an ABBA Tribute Band and disco @ £90 inc vat pp. With exclusive use of the Mansion House, dinner will be in The Barnes Wallis Suite and dancing in The Iveagh Lounge. Why not treat yourself to a truly wonderful evening at this lovely venue by booking one of the few remaining places on 01932 227345 option 1.
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THE 2012 OLYMPIC FLAME ROUTE IS ANNOUNCED! Lit in Greece, the Olympic Flame arrives in the UK on 18th May 2012. Representing peace, unity and friendship, 8,000 inspirational people from around the UK will carry the Olympic Flame as it journeys across Britain between 19th May " 27th July 2012. Nominated by someone they know, it will be their moment to shine, inspiring millions of people watching in their community. Torchbearers will carry the Flame through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages. The Olympic Flame will come within 10 miles of 95% of people in the UK, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. It will enable local communities to shine a light on the best their area has to offer " including celebrations of local culture, breathtaking landscapes and dynamic urban areas. The London 2012 Olympic Torch features 8,000 small cut-out circles, representing the 8,000 inspirational people who will carry it on its journey. The Torch was designed by east Londoners Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who won the opportunity through a competitive tender run by the London 2012 Organising Committee and the Design Council. The Torch stands 800mm high and weighs 800 grammes, and is 4 2 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
made up of an inner and an outer aluminium alloy skin, held in place by a cast top piece and base, perforated by 8,000 circles which run the length of the body of the Torch also offer a unique level of transparency. You can see right to the heart of the Torch and view the burner system which will keep the
Torch as light as possible. The circles also help ensure heat is quickly dissipated, without being conducted down the handle, and providing extra grip. The triangular-shaped Torch was inspired by a series of â€˜threesâ€™ that are found in the history of the Olympic Games and the vision for the Olympic Movement:
the Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and will host them for the third time in 2012; and The vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games to combine three bodies of work " sport, education and culture. As it makes its way across the UK on a 70-day journey it will bring the excitement of the Games to everyone.
Here is the route it will take across Surrey and Berkshire near you... TUESDAY 10TH JULY 2012 Windsor, Egham, Ascot FRIDAY 20TH JULY 2012
Torchbearers will carry the Flame through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages. The Olympic Flame will come within 10 miles of 95% of people in the UK... Olympic Flame alive on its journey. More than half of the London 2012 Torchbearers are expected to be young people aged as young as 12, so the designers aimed to make the
The three Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship; The three words that make the Olympic motto " faster, higher, stronger; The fact that the UK has hosted
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Festive Fun For All AT SANDOWN PARK Dick Whittington pantomime welcomes racegoers to Sandown Park Racecourse for the two day Tingle Creek Christmas Festival on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December. All racegoers are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite Pantomime character* on Saturday for the chance of winning some top festive prizes.
accompanied by his faithful cat. Gold soon becomes the least of his worries when he is smitten with Alice Fitzwarren, the Alderman’s daughter, and is confronted with the baddest of all pantomime baddies - King Rat! Join Dick and the gang as he travels to Siam, then returns to face his greatest challenge yet - becoming Lord Mayor of London!
Whether you come dressed as the good fairy, the wicked step sister, the Pantomime Dame or simply in your favourite fancy dress outfit each entry will be awarded on their merits. Finalists will be chosen at random once gates are open and lined up for Father Christmas and his merry helpers to choose the winning Pantomime Outfit.
Traditional Horse and Sleigh rides will greet visitors to Sandown Park from the train station to transport them up to the racecourse to join in the festive fun and be welcomed by Father Christmas and his merry Sandown Park helpers. Walking into a winter wonderland, carols sung by a local Surrey school will be echoing across the main entrance.
As a special treat for families, the racecourse has organised its own pantomime for the Saturday. Performed by the cast from The Panto Company, racegoers can enjoy the popular production of Dick Whittington. Four shows will take part during the day in the Esher Hall, where racegoers can watch as the hero journeys to London to seek his fortune, 4 4 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
Sandown Park also welcomes for the first time children’s writer and illustrator Judith Kerr who has created picture books such as the Mog the cat Series of books and ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ and acclaimed novels for older children such as the autobiographical ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’ which is an account of her and
her family’s journey across Europe escaping Hitler’s Germany before the Second World War. As a special treat, there will be a unique opportunity to meet Judith at the racecourse where she will be available to sign a selection of all her books. This race meeting also offers a unique shopping event where you will find a wonderful collection of goods from around the world. The Travelling Souk prides itself on selecting only the best stallholders to exhibit and there will be a wide selection of tempting stalls selling sensational products from beautiful jewellery and clothing to practical and stylish home ware as well as a great selection of gifts for Christmas and birthdays alike. Children can enjoy the chance to visit Santa in his Grotto where all young visitors will be able to choose a complimentary gift from the Lucky Dip and make their final Christmas gift wish. Don’t forget children under 18 enjoy free entry (accompanied by an adult) and there is a complimentary crèche available during the day.
After racing, visitors will have the chance to listen and join in singing some festive Christmas Carols with the ‘New London Singers’, one of London’s premier vocal ensembles and conducted by the legendary Ivor Settlefield. They have performed at many top London Venues and have won multiple prizes in national and international competitions. The Tingle Creek Christmas Festival is widely credited as one of the racing calendar’s top events and the demanding Sandown Park course attracts many of the very best horses and jockeys. The feature race of the two days is the Grade 1 sportingbet.com Tingle Creek Steeplechase on the Saturday, named in honour of one of the greatest twomile chasers of all time.
The day appeals to all ages, both racing and non racing fans alike and is undoubtedly a great way to share the magic of the Festive Season. To book tickets please call Sandown Park on 01372 47 00 47 or visit www.sandown.co.uk.
Surrey’s Friendliest Golf Club landon Regis Golf Club is extremely proud to have gained the GolfMark and ClubMark award and is one of a very few in Surrey to have achieved this.
round. The members, led by their OTHER REASONS TO JOIN volunteer board of directors and seemingly tireless committees, Free Practice balls for the range. are determined to keep Clandon 4 reciprocal courses to play for free. Regis at the forefront. Full Social and entertainment Programme throughout the year. There are currently available some We play in all Surrey Men’s and GolfMark is a National Scheme excellent offers to join Clandon Ladies competitions. that identifies and recognises Junior Regis Golf Club. These include We have an active Junior section. and Adult Beginner friendly golf some tremendous rates for all We have no temporary greens or tees. facilities. There are three key areas golfers under 35, and our Taster in which clubs are assessed Membership for a six month period. To arrange a visit or to play the which are, Coaching and Playing, Don’t delay give us a call today and course, Call Paul Napier General Club Environment ( which includes see why so many people are joining Manager on 01483 224888 for more details. sports equity and ethics )and Child Clandon Regis Golf Club. Protection and Duty of Care. Clandon Regis Golf Club is a safe and organised environment where Staff and volunteers are trained to support the need of Juniors and beginners. The Club offers a fun, enjoyable and warm welcome and provides a structured place for golfers to develop their skills with support from qualified coaches. Since Clandon Regis Golf Club became a members’ owned club on May 31, 1996 the Club has gone from strength to strength. It is a challenging course to golfers of all abilities. With a par of 72 and 6485 yards off the back tees it has a number of holes that require carries over water and some dog legs which demand careful club selection. The course has no temporary tees or greens and is playable all year 4 6 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
Weddings at Clandon Regis
Surrey’s friendliest golf club is now hosting Weddings and Private Functions in its recently decorated fine dining room. You can choose from a wide selection of mouth watering Menu’s to suit every budget. The Dining room can seat up to 120 people and 150 if a buffet option is chosen. Come and see why Clandon Regis Golf Club is the perfect venue for any function and enjoy first class cuisine in the beautiful surroundings. Clandon Regis Golf Club, Epsom Road, West Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7TT. Telephone 01483 224888 Visit our website at www.clandonregis-golfclub.co.uk or email functions@ clandonregis-golfclub.co.uk
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e-launched in July 2007 after a £6 million refurbishment, the Felbridge Hotel and Spa is one of the most exciting hotels within the South East and is the highest rated AA four star hotel in the South of England. Presenting an experience like no other and set in the beautiful surroundings of the Sussex countryside, the contemporary design of the hotel and breathtaking elegance within will offer you a truly memorable and enjoyable stay. The Felbridge Hotel and
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Spa is the landmark hotel in East Grinstead offering excellent facilities in an ideal location. Located on the A22, the hotel prominently sits at the North of East Grinstead within easy reach of the M25 and M23; a 10 minute drive from London Gatwick Airport where The Gatwick Express takes 30 minutes from London Victoria. The hotel is also just a short distance from the glorious South Coast. Anise RestAuRAnt
The fine dining Anise Restaurant boasts two AA Rosettes and is favoured by residents and locals alike, run by our Executive Head Chef, Kirk Johnson. In January 2010, Anise was crowned ‘Best Eating Experience in Sussex’ at the glamorous Sussex Food & Drink Awards. the BAy tRee RestAuRAnt
The Bay Tree Restaurant offers high quality, simple food from outstanding local suppliers and expertly cooked. The Bay Tree Restaurant has a more relaxed atmosphere and is ideal for families with its new children’s menu.
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Designed to rival any bar in London, the QUBE Bar boasts a sparkling bar area, lit from behind and hosting some of the world’s premium brands. The bar also boasts bespoke Champagne tables with a removable centre revealing a built in ice bucket for keeping Champagne chilled. Ideal for drinks events, meeting friends or a romantic rendezvous, The QUBE Bar is one of the region’s most stunning additions. the ChAkRA spA
Named after the seven Chakra’s of the body; the Chakra Spa offers Elemis treatments including Hot Stone Massage, The Pro-Quartz Lifting Facial, Oxygen Facial, Men’s Urban Treatments and Frangipani Body Wraps. The spa plays host to five treatment rooms, hair salon and 2 Jessica Nail Bars as well as a luxury pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, state-of-the-art Techno gym fitness room, two outdoor tennis courts and a jogging trail Weddings
The Felbridge Hotel and Spa is a stunningly elegant property: The magnificent Grand Ballroom, beautiful Willow Suite, both with natural daylight, and our perfectly manicured courtyard creates an ideal venue for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. Meetings & Events We have 10 modern conference suites all with natural light and air conditioning which offer the flexibility to accommodate from as little as two people for discreet lunches and private meetings, to the comprehensive design of grand seminars in The Grand Ballroom for up to 500 delegates. To find out more or to request a brochure please telephone 01342 337700 or visit www.felbridgehotel.co.uk.
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THINK AGAIN! PAWN-BROKING IS REVOLUTIONISING PERSONAL CASH FLOW AND IS CURRENTLY BIG BUSINESS!
et in the heart of the aďŹ„uent Queens Road area in Weybridge, you will find Prestige Asset Finance. Throughout the strain of the recent recession, Prestige Asset Finance has been busy helping people borrow much needed cash against their treasured assets. Business is booming as people are finding financial
escape routes in the short-term, without the trauma of having to part with their valuable possessions permanently. In times of economic crisis, when the banks are tightening their belts and lenders are using unforgiving credit scoring processes, people are finding that this is the only way forward. Prestige Asset Finance
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allows customers an instant cash loan for an agreed period, using valuables as collateral. The Managing Director of Prestige Asset Finances saw a gap in the market for comfortable lending against valuables. His system works well; customers don’t need to suffer the painful experience of going through relentless credit check and employment details or the ultimate misery of having to sell their much loved item. ‘Prestige Asset Finance was established in Jan 2009, when I started to see an increase in the need for this type of business.
Most of our clients are asset rich but cash poor. In desperate times, I am able to bridge their financial gap for them, whilst they decide what to do in the long term’, James Constantinou, Managing Director. A Prestige Asset loan can be a short term loan for up to 12 months and can be arranged for any amount between £100 through to £1,000,000. Prestige Asset Finance find that most of their customers have been offering items such as classic cars, Art, Antiques, Property and Rare books right through to watches, jewellery, gold, silver, platinum and
gemstones used as collateral. Prestige Asset Finance can help you release previously unrealised equity. Take a fresh look at your assets, you might be sitting on a fortune, or at least enough to get you out of a tight spot. Driving around worrying about finances can’t help you, but maybe with a Logbook loan, the car you own can.
For more information contact Prestige Asset Finance Ltd, 125 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 9UN. Tel: 01932 859 880 www.prestigepawnbrokers.co.uk
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One property developer managed to halt a repossession order by pawning his Bentley GT. He found himself in an unfortunate position just as he was nearing completion on a property development, the banks called in his loan. He was able to borrow 50k from Prestige, which enabled him to market his property and sell in his own time, thus averting financial disaster and ruin.
Recently Prestige Asset Finance was visited by a wealthy woman who was in the middle of a painful divorce. Without available cash to pay her children’s school fees, she was able to offer her Patek Philippe watch and her engagement ring as well as the logbook against her Range Rover to enable her to borrow 30k to keep the wolves from the door whilst waiting for the divorce settlement to be decided. N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1 5 1
The Gift of Art
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to buy our loved ones. But have you ever considered a piece of art? At Advocate Gallery, not only can you choose a fantastic painting from their current exhibition, but for that really personal present, you can have a piece of art commissioned for that special someone in your life.
their technique. Advocate Gallery currently offers a range of artists available for commissions, who with their different styles and techniques, are very adaptable to individual wants and needs.
A popular choice for commissions, Alec MacDonald is famed for his beautiful coastal and park scenes and has been painting and successfully exhibiting throughout London Advocate Gallery is Surrey’s premier for over twenty years. Alec’s an gallery, specialising in contemporary British art, as experts in their field they instinctive painter, competent in all mediums, “We are all products of can offer help and advice, whether our experiences and if my work has a you’re looking to buy from their timeless innocent quality it probably exhibition or commission a painting. reflects the period in which I was “Owning a piece of art that has been brought up”. especially created for you is simply magical!” say Caroline Burns, Owner. Candice Tait captures the wild energy and beauty of landscapes Artists can work from photographs and has been a natural choice for of people, places or animals to produce a unique painting, capturing many Advocate clients looking a moment on canvas and portraying to recreate a setting from their honeymoon or holiday; examples a mood, using the subtleties of 5 2 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
include The Alps and Table Mountain in South Africa.
“At Advocate Gallery, commissioning art is an affordable way to create unique pieces to complement your home or office or to capture a special moment forever on canvas,” says Caroline. “We have successfully dealt with many commissions over the years, where our artists have produced exceptional paintings that the clients have loved, it’s an area we enjoy tremendously and excel in.” The gallery’s current exhibition includes work from local artist Carol Gillan, who specialises in dramatic and humorous animal portraits, established artist Nicola Evans, whose work uses movement and colour to create abstract, atmospheric pieces that convey the mood of the moment and new works from celebrated landscape painter Chris
Rigby. After painting the rugged moors and mountains of north England and Scotland, Chris turned his attention to the Surrey Hills, which Caroline says has resulted in some amazing paintings of the local landscape, that are proving to be very popular with their clients. Conveniently located on the A24, between Leatherhead and Epsom, there is ample free parking for visitors, so visit Advocate Gallery for a truly wonderful gift this Christmas.
56 The Street, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 1AZ, 01372 274 068 www.advocategallery.com Opening times Monday " Friday 8.30am " 6pm, Saturday 10.30am " 4pm or by appointment
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Ethical Elegance The unveiling of Jon Dibben’s debut Fairtrade design made a lasting impact. The distinctive white gold ring, with its striking spray of stones, was showcased at London Jewellery Week in June, and was made using gold from the first batch of certified Fairtrade metal to enter the country, originating from the Cotapata mining co-operative in Bolivia. It features eight rare, seagreen Tourmalines from Nigeria, marquise cut in graduating sizes. “It was a design that had been slowly shaping in my mind since 5 4 N OV E M E B E R 2 0 1 1
finding the main stone,” says Jon. “The timings just seemed right to make this our first ring in this very precious metal. I’m really happy with it. For such a strong design, it still looks very beautiful and feminine when worn.”
New Designs The success of the design was followed by other, complementary designs in Fairtrade white gold, again using sea green marquise tourmalines, and in Jon’s trademark organically inspired style.
“There have been two strong themes in my work over the past few years. Marquise cut stones, which lend themselves to floral and leaf designs with a very soft style; and my ‘Meadow’ rings, which also have a very natural feel, and have become really popular. The initial, quite dramatic design was inspired by summer flowers in a pasture near my home, and I’ve developed it in some beautiful colour combinations.” Three of his recent Fairtrade designs have followed the ‘Meadow’ theme, though two
use autumnal rather than spring tones, in red and yellow gold, with rich coloured gemstones, including a plum tourmaline and a dark orange spessartite garnet.
Inspiring Initiatives But it’s not only in colour that progressions have been made. Jon’s commitment to the Fairtrade and Fairmined initiative has developed with the use of ecologically mined gold in his designs. No toxic chemicals are used in the extraction of the gold, with an emphasis
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on minimal environmental impact. These pieces have an additional Eco mark alongside the dual stamp of the Fairtrade and Fairmined marks, stamped by the London Assay office. “I want people to appreciate our work for the quality of design and workmanship, not because it is made from ethically sourced materials; that is something we have chosen to do because it feels like the right thing to do”
Expert Advice Where possible the gemstones he uses are ethically sourced, and, at their recent Open Workshop Weekend, Rachel Pullen, a
qualified gemmologist, was sharing her expertise about newly acquired Fair trade sapphires and rubies, as well as showing customers
Jon’s new ethical designs. In addition, visitors were able to see behind the scenes and ask advice from Jon and the goldsmiths.
Guest Designers Alongside his own work, jewellery by other selected designer makers was also on show. Jon has featured guest designers for many years, who, like Jon, work on a very small scale, providing an alternative to massproduced styles. Surprisingly, prices start from only £90, and, if you would like to see more, images are now included on the Jon Dibben website
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An Innovative Approach
ADAPTABILITY TO INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
anuary 2011 sees the opening of Moorlands Lodge, a luxurious new Care Community in Hindhead and the fourth community within the Signature group of companies. Signature Senior Living is an organisation dedicated to providing a model of UK senior care provision that establishes new standards of quality and adaptability to individual need.
required. For others, perhaps with more complex needs, it could mean a specific care plan that allows them to live their lives with dignity whilst receiving assistance to maintain whatever personal level of independence they desire.
Each resident joining the community will meet members of a highly experienced team in order to consider individual needs and preferences such that a unique care plan can be developed to ensure a comfortable Moorlands Lodge is a beautiful, and fulfilling lifestyle. This innovative purpose built building offering approach means that, whatever the spacious accommodation in the future may hold, all our residents are form of superbly appointed studio, assured that the care that they need one bedroom or two bedroom will always be available and delivered apartments. However, the physical accommodation is only one aspect of within their own apartments by this unique approach to senior living. appropriately trained and dedicated staff, ultimately with the aim of avoiding the need to ever move again. Moorlands Lodge will offer a truly person-centred approach to each of its residents. For some this will Moorlands Lodge will also simply be the knowledge that that provide a specialist Dementia all forms of support are available Unit comprising 20 en-suite 24 hours a day should they be apartments where residents will
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receive an unparalleled standard of care. Our forward thinking approach will be pioneering a new future for people living with Dementia also supporting their families through the journey that their loved ones are experiencing. Within the Moorlands Lodge community residents will enjoy fine dining in a licensed restaurant whilst a coffee shop and a cafe will provide tea, coffee, cakes, pastries, fresh fruit, etc 24 hours a day. Our Beauty Emporium offers residents hairdressing and a range of beauty therapist treatments without needing to leave the building. Superbly landscaped gardens offer further enjoyment and, for those residents who enjoy gardening pursuits, the Gardening Club will enable residents to maintain their horticultural interests. An extensive and vibrant activities programme offers something for everyone to enjoy from musical events, clubs
/ societies and outings to places and events of interest using the communities own transport facilities. In addition to 24 hour access to care and support, the surprisingly affordable monthly rental charges include all housekeeping and utility costs, meals, snacks and activities.
In summary, Moorlands Lodge represents a completely new approach to Senior Living in the Surrey / Hampshire / West Sussex borders region and we would welcome any interested parties to come and see for themselves. Our show suites are open 7 days a week and we are regularly hosting events, details of which can be found on our website or by phoning us on 0845 6808 648. We await your call!
Moorlands Lodge Hindhead, Surrey
Where lifestyle and care go hand in hand
Moorlands Lodge is a new concept in care homes. We provide person centred care to suit your lifestyle in a friendly and luxurious environment. Our skilled and friendly team of professionals are on hand 24 hours a day to provide whatever care you need; however the emphasis remains on wellbeing, independence and enjoyment. Please call Gerry Barker for more information about the surprisingly affordable lifestyle here at Moorlands Lodge.
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01428 605 396 or call in today
Moorlands Lodge, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TJ
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NTRODUCING SECOND TO NONE, Guildfords new Independent Menswear store. Having started life just shy of 2 years ago as an online magazine, theyâ€™ve since then expanded into creative consultancy for British and International menswear brands. To mark their prescence physically theyâ€™ve opened a store in the Tunsgate Shopping Mall, stocking some of the finest contemporary Gentlemenswear and grooming products. You can find Second to None at Unit 10 Tunsgate, 98-110 High St, Guildford, GU13QZ. and online at weareSTN.com.
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Welcome to Enchantment
THE HOME OF STYLE AND ELEGANCE SINCE 1996
ur mission statement has always been to find that perfect accessory or signature piece for each and every client - and we are renowned for our attention to detail and exclusive service. Here at Enchantment, we invite you to relax and browse our beautifully displayed, hand chosen pieces, from Italian designer leather handbags, Tahitian pearls,
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diamonds, amber and opals to rare Welsh gold jewellery and a wealth of treasures in between. Our “Exclusive Events Evenings” are a perfect opportunity to get together with your friends and enjoy Bubbly and nibbles as you try on our jewellery and accessories for that special occasion. Sheila
Kirby, the proprietor, has a background as a qualified image consultant; she will be able to give you her expert advice to get the look you desire.
A woman can be over dressed, never over elegant...
Many years ago Sheila’s father gave her mother a beautiful Ostrich brooch. He was enchanted by its’ delicacy and grace, hence the birth
of Enchantment’s Ostrich logo. Let us help you find that same grace and beauty in your Enchanted life.
For more information about Enchantment Jewellery, 6 The Square, Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey GU26 6LQ call 01428 606039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.enchantment.uk.com
HEALTH BhEeAaUlTtYh beauty
Dr Ariel Haus has been using Carboxytherapy at his Brazilian clinic for 10 years and is delighted to announce its arrival at his Harley Street Clinic in London. His most sought after treatment request has been for the treatment of dark under-eye circles also known as ‘bags’ under the eyes and Dr Haus sees this as the ideal treatment for an overworked city like London where looking good counts. A very minimally-invasive treatment which is safe and fast and can be done in around 5 minutes, the treatment of dark undereye circles will showcase a profound improvement in the skin texture and contour as the majority of dark under-eye circles are caused by poor circulation beneath the lower eyelids. Rejuvenating this area with Carboxytherapy is an excellent way to bid farewell to those undesired dark circles/bags. Dr Ariel Haus injects a small amount of carbon dioxide gas just beneath the skin of the lower eyelid; this is virtually painless and risk-free. Around 2-4 treatments are needed and in some cases 6 all spaced one week apart. The results following the injections are that circulation increases and dark under-eye circles improve and most look to have completely disappeared. Carboxytherapy dates back to the 1930s and by using this additional carbon dioxide the body recovers from poor blood flow and in turn the body reacts by increasing the oxygen flow to the target area (in this case under-eye circles). Furthermore Carboxytherapy increases collagen formation in the skin by giving it a more youthful appearance.
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Carboxytherapy Combat Dark UnDer-eye CirCles with
DR. ARIEL HAUS london’s Most talked about brazilian Doctor
Dr Ariel Haus is registered as a medical practitioner in Brazil, the United Kingdom and Portugal. The specific noninvasive cosmetic treatments that Dr. Haus offers are: • Skin peels to remove the effects of sun damage and also to rejuvenate the skin • Treatments to address wrinkles and frown lines • Dermal fillers (bioplasty and Restylane SUBQ) to smooth out deeper wrinkles and lines • Skin treatments, rejuvenation and hair removal using eMax laser • Body sculpting, cellulite and fat removal with Velashape, the latest technology to achieve non-surgical liposuction. In addition to his private clinic in Harley Street, London, Dr. Haus also works in the NHS and by arrangement is also able to see patients in Rio de Janeiro. Dr Ariel Haus only uses non-invasive treatments and
Dr haus has regular columns in uK magazines and is often consulted by manufacturers of leading skin products and brands to offer insight and his opinion owing to his extensive experience. medicines that have been approved by the relevant regulators in the U.K. In most cases, these procedures have also been approved for use in other countries in Europe and the United States. Carboxytherapy sessions are priced from £180.00 for one session. www.drhausdermatology.com & http://drarielhaus.blogspot.com 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF 020 7467 1525
west london’s family club Book a Dermologica Deluxe Facial ultimate and receive a justGel got Nails even better FREE Set of Bio Sculpture (worth £35)!*
AT THE PACKHOUSE Full range of treatments available including: Dermalogica facials • Jessica manicures & pedicures Biosculpture nails • St Tropez tanning Massage, waxing & tinting • Male grooming
Bookings & enquiries: 01252 783270 Hewett’s Kilns Tongham Road Runfold Farnham Surrey GU10 1PJ *Please quote H&BXmasGL when making an appointment. The offer is for appointments booked for the month of December and ends on 31/12/12.
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A FRESH APPROACH TO TREATING CHRONIC BACK PAIN AND OTHER INJURIES...
For the last four years I had been suffering with neck and shoulder pain. Apart from taking medication constantly, there seemed little I could do to help. Openhealth Clinic prescribed a treatment plan and I am not only now symptom free but off the pills JANE W – SUNNINGDALE
Openhealth Clinic is a modern multi-disciplined clinic offering both Physiotherapy and Osteopathy, with the benefit of an on-site Rehabilitation Studio featuring Technogym’s Kinesis equipment. Their small team of eleven practitioners claim their approach is different from most. Graeme Rider, the Clinic’s Director, explained “I have been a practising Osteopath in this area for some fourteen years, and despite my best efforts some patients would come back complaining ‘my backs gone again!’ or ‘it’s the shoulder, same as before’. I had to consider whether something had been missed in the diagnosis and 6 6 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
subsequent treatment. Or, had the patient been unable to strengthen the region by not carrying out his or her prescribed rehab exercises properly”. It was this dilemma that led Graeme to look for a different and more holistic and complete approach. A DIFFERENT APPROACH Openhealth patient’s are not necessarily assigned to just one particular practitioner. As Graeme acknowledges “I don’t believe just one discipline can hold all the answers, whether it is Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Sports Massage or Rehabilitation. The trick is to use the right discipline at the right time. We approach your injury in a highly individual and dynamic way.” During your initial consultation
with the clinic’s Osteopaths or Physiotherapists, a diagnosis and treatment plan will be established that might involve you being referred on to, for example, their Acupuncturist or Clinical Pilates Instructor, rather
I don’t believe just one discipline can hold all the answers, whether it is Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Sports Massage or Rehabilitation...
of re-occurrence. It’s a shame that the average person believes Rehabilitation is probably just for elite athletes, its simply not the case. Our Technogym Kinesis Circuit provides the ultimate in rehab. It allows us to re-create any physical movement safely, from the complexities of the golf swing to the simplicity of loading and unloading the dishwasher”. JANE W’S TREATMENT PLAN
than simply having a short series of purely Osteopathic or Physiotherapy treatments. Graeme and his team are confident it is the attention to detail that is key, “We feel this approach maximises improvements whilst at the same time reducing the likelihood
“Jane had a long standing neck and shoulder issue. Her job involved a fair amount of laptop use and this tended to bring on an aching, burning sensation between her shoulder blades together with
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intermittent numbness to her right hand. She’d had an MRI scan which showed little of note apart from minor wear and tear. Jane had been involved in a car crash five years previously. She had received no treatment at the time and we felt the resulting compensatory postural changes had led to her presenting pain and symptoms. We targeted improving her neck mobility, strengthening her upper back and opening her rounded shoulders. We decided to approach her case using a combination of Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Exercise. Having got Jane out of pain, she now relies on a regular monthly Sports Massage treatment to help maintain the changes we made to her upper torso and neck.” QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS Like any business, getting together a good team
was going to be key to the Clinic. Openhealth’s small team of practitioners have collectively amassed seventy five years of clinical experience and treated a wide variety of International sports teams and individuals,
Good communication is essential, each practitioner must be aware of their own limitations and the possible beneﬁts of their colleague’s approach and unique set of skills... including numerous PGA Tour Professionals and Polo players. Both the Osteopaths and Physiotherapists are registered with all the private medical insurance companies including Bupa and AXA PPP, so you will be able to get reimbursement for their treatments. “Unfortunately this crossreferring concept is not the norm in musculo-skeletal medicine. Therefore we have to make sure the guys here at Openhealth are
all reading from the same song sheet. Good communication is essential, each practitioner must be aware of their own limitations and the possible benefits of their colleague’s approach and unique set of skills.”
systems checked even once a year!”.
Apparently you do not need to be referred by your GP, although if you intend to claim on your private medical insurance you will probably need a letter of referral. They seem to be very approachable, PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE Graeme offers a couple of ways to get in touch before necessarily Of course not all Openhealth’s booking a consultation. “If patients have long standing you’d like a little more injuries. They operate as a regular information on whether Physiotherapy and Osteopathic Clinic treating the day to day niggles Openhealth might be able to help you, you are that we all seem to suffer from. welcome to phone me However, it is reassuring to know direct or send any one of they have other specialists on hand our practitioners an email should things turn out to be a little via their pages on our more involved than first thought. website.” They are also keen to point out the benefits of maintenance treatments in trying to prevent injuries from occurring. Graeme explains, “I find it interesting that we are all fully aware of the undoubted benefits of six monthly checks ups at the E3 Ascot Business Park, Lyndhurst dentist. It helps Road, Ascot SL5 9ED. prevent problems Call on 01344 625475 or email from developing, email@example.com. and yet most of us Or visit the website at aren’t used to getting our musculo-skeletal www.openhealthclinic.com. N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1 6 7
The Packhouse unveils a new lifestyle service... Independent lifestyle store The Packhouse, is best known as a one-stop retreat for customers in search of something unique and individual for their home and themselves. The business has a longstanding background in antique, vintage and decorative home accessories but has recently extended the lifestyle proposition to offer customers the opportunity to pamper themselves with the newly launched beauty salon – ‘The Secret Beauty Room’ and hair salon ‘Locks of Love’. ‘Just as we all want our homes to look fabulous we are all increasingly concerned with how we look and feel’, says Alison Hougham, owner of The Packhouse. ‘I recently enjoyed a clothes, hair and make-over experience with a great local company run by Kirstie Smilie, called The Make-Over Experience’, says Alison Hougham. ‘It made me increasingly aware of the emotive powers of looking and feeling good about yourself. Having experienced this I decided that we as a business could give all our customers the opportunity to take time out for themselves and enjoy a little pampering on their visit to The Packhouse’. ‘We are a destination store for many people who visit us on a regular basis to hunt out hidden treasures and furniture whilst enjoying lunch or afternoon tea at Café fig. The Packhouse is an experience and something to be savoured and enjoyed. The treatment rooms have added another level of service for our customers who enjoy being looked after in relaxed surroundings away from the rush of the high street. What more could you want from a day out – the opportunity to shop, be pampered and enjoy a great meal’, says Alison.
Emily will tailor treatments according to age and gender and will advise and discuss your treatment both in advance and during your visit. Her down to earth approach is simple – if you feel good about your body, you will feel good about yourself and the world around you. The stylish yet relaxing new beauty room offers a full range of treatments including Dermalogica facials; Jessica manicure and pedicure; Biosculpture nails; St Tropez tanning; massage, waxing, tinting and male grooming. For more information on The Packhouse please visit www.packhouse.com
as a special festive treat The Secret Beauty Room is offering 20% off first treatments for the months of November and December 2011* *Please quote H&B1211GL when making an appointment. Offer ends 31/12/2011 and is only for appointments up to and including that date.
The new beauty room at The Packhouse is run by inspirational Emily Kuhl, a talented therapist with experience in not only salons and spas but also the world of TV and film.
THe SecReT BeaUTy Room aT THe PacKHoUSe Bookings & enquiries: 01252 783270 Hewett’s Kilns Tongham Road Runfold Farnham Surrey GU10 1PJ 6 8 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
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rigin has been in the business of constructing indoor and outdoor swimming pools for over thirty years. In that time they have progressed from simple timber buildings to the impressive architect design schemes of today. To celebrate this anniversary Origin has commissioned a total redesign of their visual identity. This includes a bright new logo, excitingly updated publicity material and van fleet, and an interactive user-friendly website. To accompany this flurry of activity the company has produced an all new colour brochure, showing as never before the breadth of Origin's capability. Covering all the styles that this unique British company has become known for, from classic original styles to custom designed extensions that are a true product of yours and Origin's combined thinking, the brochure is economical with words, letting the beautiful pictures tell the story. Origin has also committed to an occasional newsletter, NewsWave, to announce the latest and greatest improvements the company has been working 7 0 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1 ?
on, and of course show the pick of the recent triumphs. Add a monthly emailing, Origin eNews, and the new publicity thrust is complete ready to take on the next thirty years! But the caring attention to detail, the meticulous, design work and the insistence of only using the finest materials available hasn't changed. The company still handles every element of the process, without bringing in any outside experts whatsoever. From the first meeting, to the sketch ideas produced as a result, to the architectural drawings and finished visuals, to the guidance through the planning process, to the earthworks, the building and completing. Origin takes the process from beginning to end -
and all you have to do is jump into the state-of-the-art heated pool at the end of it all. Origin has become Britain's longest established, best known pool company because they have accepted every challenge, crossed every hurdle, and with great experience and ingenuity created a product that is considered second to none, by customers and the pool industry alike. The architects and designers are seasoned players in their fields, and bring a wealth of experience to every aspect of this complex and demanding business. Even the teams who build the final pool houses are eminently professional, many having been involved since the very early days of the company. Building an indoor pool house is a complex business, so many of Origin's buildings are based on the company's established styles. For example,
The Panorama has a light, airy construction with a bright hipped glazed lantern roof â€“ and is built from solid timber with an optional brick or rendered facing, to co-ordinate with the style of your home. The Barn has all the appearance and appeal of a country barn conversion, but built to state-of-the-art standards to be the home for a superb heated pool. The Sirius has exceptional designer looks and a wide expanse of glass bringing a real indoor/outdoor feel to your swimming. These established style-inspired pool houses come in a wide range of standard sizes, and the heated pool will be in a style of your choice. Origin is recognised as the foremost designers of one-oďŹ€ buildings and extensions, designed and developed to co-ordinate with their surroundings perfectly. Materials and finishes are carefully matched with the existing structure â€“ so the finished result is a handsome extension to the property, hiding a luxurious heated pool. To do full justice to Origin's expertise they include outdoor pools as part of their remit. The company is famous for creating pool houses, but they are all too aware that many people prefer to swim in the sun (or under the stars) and an outdoor pool can be one of the most aspirational features a home can have. The level of skill and understanding of pool technology has helped Origin to become one of the country's foremost outdoor pool providers. Origin's new logo has a strapline "The original indoor & outdoor pool company." Get in touch, and find out just why the original is usually the best. Origin Leisure Harefield Middlesex UB9 6TH Telephone 01895 823366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the new brochure, or to be included in future distribution of NewsWave and Origin eNews. And check out the all new website: www.originleisure.com
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HOW TO ACHIEVE THE SHOWHOME LOOK Over the last 12 months, Alexander James Interiors has undertaken the design of over 80 showhomes and over 100 private commissions; in addition it’s won contracts for renowned hotel groups, including the Marriot and the Hilton. Here, the team explains how the art of dressing a home makes all the difference. Laurence Walker, head of sales and marketing at Alexander James Interiors, says: “Everyone wants their home to look like a showhome, but it can be difficult to strike the right balance between looking ‘too sterile’ and looking like a real home that’s comfortable to live in. “When we dress a showhome for a developer we imagine the lifestyle of the person who might one day live there. But it’s just the same when we’re undertaking private commissions – the home should reflect the lifestyle of its owner and strike the right balance between being welcoming and homely while still imparting that coveted look of luxury. “What makes us stand out from the crowd is that no two homes ever look the same; our design teams work in small groups that make it easier to ensure that each home is distinctive and eye catching. Clients can visit our outlet shop in Bracknell and our showroom in Marlow to see for themselves the extensive ranges of furnishings and fabrics we use - from the very traditional to the very contemporary.” Call us to arrange a viewing of our latest showhomes in The Wentworth Estate and Sunninghill which we’ve designed for our clients Millgate Homes and Osborne Developments.
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arlier this year the Government announced their first comprehensive review of the Feed-in tariffs for small-scale renewable electricity generation. On the 31st October 2011 they released their second comprehensive review which is considering various aspects of the scheme which include the tariff rates. Solar PV is still a great investment at the new rate of 21p per kWh. It will give you an average return of 8% to 10% which is still more than any ISA or building society would offer you today. There have been extensive price reductions in the last 6 months for a solar PV system which enables you to receive great returns on investment. From the 1st April 2012 any individual wanting to install a solar PV system will also require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to which they must
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MAGNIFICENT PRESERVATION W I T H H E R I T A G E W I N D O W S r & Mrs Burleigh wanted to replace their ageing original steel windows, while preserving their magnificent oak existing wood window frames, but had held the project up because they didn’t know who to go to. They wanted to replicate the appearance of their original metal window frames but at the same time get all the benefits of modern double glazing.
attached photographs). Unlike bulky plastic window systems, the elegant “Benenden” allows properties in Conservation Areas to retain their original
authentic leaded lights which can considered, unlike PVCu, to satisfy the restrictions imposed by be a green material, in that it the custodians of English Heritage. is surface mined from bauxite and is easily recycled. The main material used to The “Benenden” window features the very best low energy glass used to produce an efficient window which complies fully with current and pending Building Regulations. Speaking to the Burleighs recently they said: “We are delighted with our investment. The Heritage Window Company are a first rate company and we would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone”.
The Burleighs’ preference was also to deal with an established family business who employ craftsmen as fitters, with the carpentry skills necessary to carefully replace the individual windows set within timber surrounds. The Heritage Window Company were chosen for the project, because their “Benenden” TM is the slimmest aluminium window available in the market, designed to replicate original metal window frame designs. Finished in a tough polyester paint finish with black antique leaded sealed units and key locking handles ‘The Benenden’ range successfully preserved a fine property (see 7 8 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
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KEY HOLDING As a user of an intruder alarm system, you will obviously be looking for peace of mind when you set your alarm before leaving your property or commercial premises.
It may be just for the night, the weekend or an extended holiday during which time you certainly will not want the bother of being recalled in the event of your alarm activating. However, should this happen and your alarm system is remotely monitored you will be asked to attend immediately! Do you really want to travel back to your home or work place, possibly in the middle of the night or at some unsociable and inconvenient time " no t knowing what you might find when you arrive?
colleagues will never need to be inconvenienced again. This service (which is our core business) incorporates residential and commercial properties and operates 24 hours each day, every day of the year. Fully trained and vetted staff will immediately respond to any alarm activations and where
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As soon as the Control Room is advised of an alarm activation at your premises, a member of our keyholding team is despatched immediately and on arrival will
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Will you be alone? Perhaps you may have had a drink or two and cannot drive. Will you know whom to call if you find that your premises have been broken into necessary, liaise with alarm or vandalized and the building companies and police. needs re-securing immediately? Premier Services, which is based in Sunninghill, near Ascot can take over this responsibility on your behalf by providing a professional keyholding and alarm response service. You, your friends, family or work
procedures defined in British Standard BS 7499 and all changes to keyholding information are carefully recorded to support a full audit trail.
All customers’ keys are held in a maximum security, purpose built key store which is fully alarmed and constantly supervised within our Control Room. The issue and return of keys is strictly monitored in accordance with
carry out thorough security checks in an attempt to establish the cause. In the event of a break-in, the keyguard will arrange where necessary, for the ‘boarding-up’ of windows and doors after liaising with the police. Should there be a fault with your alarm system we will arrange for the attendance of
an alarm engineer to carry out remedial work. Once our attendance is finished, the keyguard will complete a written report detailing our findings, timings and the actions taken. A copy will be left at your premises for your perusal when you return. To cover contingencies of a more serious nature we can notify you or your delegated representative; static guarding can be provided until alternative arrangements have been put in place. Your property will be left secure at all times and in all circumstances. Furthermore, you will have the reassurance of knowing that any problem will be dealt with speedily and efficiently.
We can offer a number of other security services to suit you requirements. Please call us on 01344 293700 or view our website on www.premier-services.org.uk
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Creative Blinds and Shutters have a total of 15 yearsâ€™ experience in the Blind and Shutter industry, enabling them to provide you with the best knowledge for your shading solution. Creative Blinds and Shutters are an established Company with an enviable reputation. They are a Company that prides themself on a high level of personal customer service and provide a fast local service in the Surrey and Hampshire area. They believe in the high quality of all the products they sell assuring you that their blinds and shutters will be the best on the market. They have spent a great deal of time and effort building up a good solid foundation, with most of their business being recommendations and repeat business. We have always taken a challenge head on, and in all instances it has paid off. In 2010 they were commissioned by International interior
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designer, Yvette Taylor, www. taylordesignstudio.es, to dress the complex windows of a HUF HAUS with motorised bass wood shutters. Their Company ethos is to provide the best possible service in hand with the best quality product for a reasonable price, and in a reasonable time. They aim to build a strong and friendly relationship with every customer, assuring them at every turn, that they have made the right choice in choosing Creative Blinds and Shutters. Creative Blinds and Shutters are constantly trying to find new products that are going to be both practical and attractive. We are currently using the best Shutter Company in England, S:Craft. Our blinds are supplied by a select few of the leading blind manufacturers in the U.K, giving us a wide range of different products and styles.
S:Craft are the Nationâ€™s leading shutter provider. S:Craft shutters add that sleek, clean, crisp look to any contemporary living area and can immediately transform any room, adding intrigue, function and style. With a choice of louvred or solid panels, natural stains and a carefully selected palette of painted finishes ensure the shutters blend into even the most traditional of surroundings. In order for Creative Blinds and Shutters to achieve Master Partner status they have needed to achieve a number of audited criteria to ensure that our levels of expertise and service are outstanding with the S:CRAFT stockist network. As part of this audit, S:Craft send all consumers who enquire with us a two minute survey 8 weeks after the initial enquiry so that they can receive feedback on the levels of
service provided and the quality of the installation. In 2010 Creative Blinds and Shutters became one of only 22 Blind companies and only 15 Shutter companies to be featured on Checkatrade. They were flattered when they received a call from Checkatrade head office and were told that three of their customers had previously tried to leave feedback but were unable to do so. They very quickly made the decision to support Checkatrade who in turn, supports good honest trades people like ourselves. They have just reached our 50th feedback in under a year which they are extremely proud of.
Why not check out what their customers have to say about them and visit www.checkatrade.co.uk/ creativeblindsandshutters Or call 01252 727490.
ADD CHARM AND ATMOSPHERE WITH A WOOD BURNING STOVE One way of heating your home more economically and efficiently and at the same time adding charm and atmosphere to your home is by installing a wood burning or multi fuel stove. Charles Cavaliero, owner of Surrey Woodburners, which opened its new show room in St Johns Woking in September said: “I have had customers who have not turned on their gas central heating all winter. How much you save depends on your lifestyle; the longer you have your stove on the cheaper it will be. If you only use it at a weekend, your saving will not be huge but if you work from home or are retired and are using it all day, it will be a really significant amount.” Wood burning stoves are associated with traditional style homes but 8 4 N OV E M B E R 2 0 1 1
now they are often a choice of people who prefer contemporary interiors. Available in a wide variety of finishes including stainless steel, modern stoves with their simple lines and their flues soaring skywards make a dramatic design statement in a minimalist setting. “About 80% of heat from a conventional open fire is lost up the chimney” says Charles, who has worked with wood burning stoves in Surrey for several years. “Having a wood burning stove doesn’t mean you need to get rid of your favourite traditional fireplace either. Instead the fireplace can be converted with an insert stove retaining the original attractive features”. Wood burning stoves are ideal for
home owners who have an existing chimney with an open fire or gas fire but who are finding they are still cold or who are tired or having the central heating up full at the same time. Wood burnings stoves burn three times as much as an open log fires so there is little residue and maintenance is easy. All that’s necessary is to sweep the chimney periodically and clean the glass.
wall but it could be freestanding in the centre of the room, as long as the flue can go vertically through the ceiling and tiled roof,” says Charles. Manufacturers recommend that the chimney is insulated with a stainless steel liner as it is much easier to keep warm and far fewer logs are needed.
Surrey Woodburners’ showroom at 8 St John’s Road, St. John’s, Woking, featuring working displays, is Surrey Woodburners’ provides the open Monday to Saturday, 9.30 " full service with HETAS qualified 5.00pm. Charles offers a free site installers. “Installation is simplest and survey and is happy to give advice most affordable where a chimney also over the phone or by email. exists but otherwise an insulated twin wall chimney system, which needs to project one metre above the roof, can usually be fitted without the need for planning permission. It’s easiest to fit the stove on an outside
For more information call Charles Cavaliero on 01483 727534, email sales@ surreywoodburners.co.uk or visit www.surreywoodburners.co.uk
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Natures time for planting
t is strange how people’s view of the world has changed over time. These changes appear to gradually infiltrate every aspect of life.
is generally 40cm+ below the surface. This means that the roots would have carried on growing whilst the rest of the plant is in dormancy, ensuring a better established plant by the Take for instance horticulture, spring. This would definitely when I was setting out in this have paid rewards this year as trade some 40+ years ago we the temperatures were above were always advised that Autumn average in February, resulting was the best time of year to carry in an early spring. It is this out planting works, unless the same phenomenon that heating items to be planted were tender engineers use for ground source tropical types. The reason for this heat pumps, although this is at was that we were taught that even lower depths for higher once plants went into the ground temperatures. The reason why they start to produce new roots the soil remains significantly and develop a new root system. warmer in winter than the air temperature is due to its Root growth will continue until insulation properties. the soil temperature consistently With the growth in garden falls below 5’C, which in most years, in the south of the country, centres and container production of plants, in the happens for only a very short 1980’s, the emphasis on planting period, if at all. Many people changed to the spring. The will be surprised to learn that reason this occurred was not last year, during December, for the benefit of plants, but when we were suffering snow as often the case a marketing and air temperatures of -10’C, ploy, garden centres promoting a lot of soils would have barely planting at a time when dipped below 5’C in the root customers showed the greatest zone, which for large shrubs
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interest in their gardens. Views have changed so much in recent times that we are now asked on a regular basis whether it is alright to plant in the autumn, or we are even told that customers will leave it until the spring to plant as it is better for the plants. Unfortunately this is a common misperception. Container production has made it possible for plants to be sold and planted successfully throughout the year. However for most plants I would continue to strongly recommend planting in the autumn, particularly for larger plants, if you have the option, as they still benefit from that winter root growth and establishment. Spring and summer planting is fine if you miss the opportunity to plant in the autumn, but you will need to keep a closer eye on watering in particular, as the root system will not be as established in the garden! With summer planting you are more likely to come across leaf scorch when the weather warms
up very quickly, not necessarily due to not watering the plant but merely that the small root system is unable to take up the water supplied quickly enough. This type of leaf scorch rarely causes long term harm but can detract from the plant’s interest until new growth is put on. Dealing with plants is similar to many aspects of life, preparation is the key. If at all possible if planting can be carried out in the autumn it is recommended, however if circumstances mean this isn’t possible planting later can be highly successful it just requires more careful preparation and execution. Wrap up warm and plant now could give you more time to enjoy your garden in the spring! For more information or help with your planting contact The Big Plant Centre at Pantiles, Almners Road, Lyne, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0BJ or call 01932 872195 or visit the website at www.bigplantcentre.co.uk.
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hen people are choosing plants the most common things they ask about is whether the plant is deciduous or evergreen and the shape and season of flowering. Unfortunately the one thing they rarely ask about and therefore miss out on, unless by chance, is scent. There are times, that even when the garden is apparently full of interest, that scent can add that extra sensory dimension. Scented plants particularly come into their own during the winter and spring seasons when flowering is often minimal. Some of the best scented garden plants don’t unfortunately produce the largest or most showy flowers. I admit that during the summer, there are plants that provide both showy flowers and some fantastic scents, such as the musk roses, but often this is not the case. Summer flowering plants benefit from the fact that plant breeders have put a lot more effort into breeding them, combining the best features of the different plants available. In my view the best scented plants are actually winter
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flowering ones. The reason for this is that nature has developed the scent to attract pollinating insects. At this time of year these insects are very few and far between, so plants that want to be pollinated need to attract them over distances much greater than colourful petals on its own would do. Whether plants produce colourful flowers or highly scented ones, this uses a lot of energy, at a time when the winter sun is weak and therefore the plant is producing very little. A lot of winter flowers have developed very small flowers, but very scented ones as they have evolved to put all their energy into producing as much scent as possible to allow it to be carried in the wind as far as possible. It is true to say that encountering a nice scent when you venture outside during the winter naturally has more effect. Your senses are less distracted by visual stimuli and this allows the brain to register scents more acutely. Winter also tends to benefit scent as the air tends to be heavy keeping the scent low to the ground at head level and cooler temperatures dissipate the scent slower.
The range of winter scented flowering plants is vast however I will stick to my choice of shrubs which most people would be able to find room somewhere in their garden for. One of my favourite scented flowering shrubs is the ‘Witch Hazel’ or Hamamelis, it comes in a number of varieties with different flower colour but they all have little spidery flowers, that they produce Dec/Feb, which are sweetly scented in common. Stood out on their own the flowers do show up on the bare stems, but are less significant in mixed borders however on a warm day the scent is unmissable a nice change from the usual damp smell of a cold winters day. The only other time this plant excels is when it produces its autumn foliage in hues of red, orange and yellow. Other similar shrubs are the ‘Winter Hazel’ or Corylopsis pauciflora, which produces cowslip scented primrose yellow flowers and ‘Winter Sweet’ or Chimonanthus praecox which has small yellow scented flowers. ‘Oleaster’ or Elaeagnus x ebbingei
is another favourite. This shrub has the advantage of being a silvery green evergreen shrub that can be used as screening or as a backdrop to borders. Related plants are available in different leaf colours. Its flowers are very difficult to see in amongst the foliage, they are a creamy white and a similar shape and size to a clove, but produce a scent that would make most people stop in their tracks to work out where it was coming from. My last recommendation, as I am running out of room and time, are the Daphnes. These come in both evergreen and deciduous varieties. The evergreen Daphne odora aureo marginata has a narrow yellow leaf margin but is grown primarily for it’s reddish purple scented flowers. This is definitely not a plant to be hidden away. To get advice regarding these and other scented plants take some time out and visit your specialist plant nursery where I am sure help will be on hand. The Big Plant Centre at Pantiles, Almners Road, Lyne, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0BJ or call 01932 872195 or visit the website at www.bigplantcentre.co.uk.
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family with over 30 years experience in the design and installation of topquality conservatories and double glazing has opened the doors of its new showroom in Old Woking, with a promise of unique products and first-class service " and a guarantee there will be no pressure-sales techniques. Benchmark100 believes that its products " and prices " are so good they will sell themselves. The sales team earn no commission, so their only concern is making sure the customer is happy with their choice. Benchmark100 may be a new company but the family team behind it has several decades of experience at the top of the industry. They promise spectacular conservatory designs which will transform your home by adding space and bringing in new light. Husband and wife Bev and Jane Vale have been supplying conservatories and double glazing to families in Hampshire and surrounding counties for 30 years. Now they have brought their exclusive range of products to Surrey " and teamed up with another member of their
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family. Bev is MD, and is in charge of sales and project management " something he has been doing since 1982. Jane is Bev’s co-director, and looks after
a skilled team. The best windows in the world are no good if the design is wrong, or the fitters install them incorrectly. That’s why the fourth and possibly
Benchmark100 promise spectacular conservatory designs which will transform your home by adding space and bringing in new light... finance and administration, and completing the family line-up is Paul Davies, who brings with him years of experience in the building industry. “There are four essential ingredients in a successful installation,” says Bev. “First, a quality product. Second, a well-designed installation. Third, a competent installation by
most important ingredient, is a first-class company handling every aspect of your order. With Benchmark100’s experience, we are confident we can deliver.” The family guarantees personal attention at all times. The Benchmark100 approach is to take the pain out of
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et within glorious Capability Brown designed grounds, Stoke Place was built as a family residence in 1690 by Patrick Lamb. East and west wings were added over time and the property retains the warmth of a family home with an emphasis on service, glamour and comfort. A Queen Anne, 17th Century manor house, Stoke Place was the first in the family of Dhillon Group transformations. Reworkings of historical country properties into fashionable urban retreats soon followed with two now critically acclaimed nearby retreats. The Olde Bell and The Crown are historical modern coaching inns re-imagined by Isle Crawford, loved by metropolitan guests and locals alike and regularly patronised by an A-list clientele. Recent patrons have included Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz and Judi Dench. Heston Blumenthal dines regularly at The Olde Bell and off-duty rock stars are frequently spotted taking some much needed R&R and country air during weekends alongside a fashionable crowd that includes fashion designer Erdem, Sarah Shotton (creative director of Agent Provocateur) and fashion’s fierce troubadour Grace Woodward. Stoke Place’s décor was re-worked to provide luxurious adult comforts for stylish getaways. When planning the re-design of Stoke Place, the design manifesto hinged on creating comfortable, informal splendour with quirky but stylish reworks of the traditional country house. The group’s overriding objective was to create a rural outpost that was luxurious yet affordable, stylish but groovy. Guests approaching Stoke Place from the sweeping gravel driveway would be forgiven for mistaking it as a fussy, traditional English country hotel. It is anything but. Inside it’s an eclectic mix of old and
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new, elegant Victorian rooms have been given a 21st century makeover with contemporary furnishings, colour and detail. Hip design touches and rural glamour abound at Stoke Place, cutting through any daunting aristocratic grandness. The hotel boasts a unique and colourful labyrinth of rooms and lounge spaces. Stylish afternoon teas, cocktail hour drinks, inventive menus for stylish celebrations and indulgent pampering sessions in the beauty room are available to guests and locals. Stoke Place also hold quarterly decadent house parties organised by methodical dreamer and the doyenne of the UK party circuit, Polly Betton. These now legendary soirees took their inspiration from shindigs thrown by the Bright Young Things of the roaring twenties. White Blackbird parties at Stoke Place are creative, immersive themed events that fuse nightlife with performance and theatre, where Stoke Place becomes a magical world to be explored. Guests arrive in suitably themed dress and seek out secret, hidden entertainment in the hotel’s glamorous suites. The main ballroom and common spaces feature dance, music, installation art and a midnight feast. Previous events have included Tweed, and Pyjama Party, where a mass staged pillow fight between revelers saw the Ballroom transformed into a cloud of feathers. For the Halloween bash, Black Widow’s Ball on the 28th October, the house will be transformed into a Hammer House experience where guests journey through an underworld of unseemly pleasures. The next party, Bal en Blanc will take place on 2nd December and will see Stoke Place candlelit and styled as an 18th century French court. Guests can expect performances inside a lifesize snow globe, a midnight patisserie feast inspired by Marie
Antoinette and secret, hidden entertainment to be discovered by guests, dressed in Regency finery. A dressing up box and a team of make up artists will be on hand to create suitable period looks. Even without the glamorous experiential parties, this country house experience comes with unexpected twists. Guests enter through the reception area and the classical country house picture deconstructs. Traditional rules are bent, the classic English country manor reinvented. The staircase is painted duck egg blue. A single wall is decorated with picture-less frames within frames, a witty reference to Stoke Place’s history as a former family home. Only 30 minutes from London, the hotel whispers style without ostentation, luxury without fuss. Furnishing includes bookcases in alcoves, overstuffed sofas and comfortable easy chairs. The Garden Room, their fittingly current restaurant is no exception to Stoke Place’s eclectic rule. The garden has been brought into the lightfilled dining space in a vibrant, botanical palette of white and greens. Large eye level windows overlook 26 acres of Capability Brown designed gardens, ornamental lake and parklands. Statement leaf print wallpaper line the walls, complementing textures and patterns; natural wooden floorboards and white lacquered tables furnished with garden leaves and ferns complete the overall look. The botanical-inspired interior is matched by the inventive culinary direction of head chef, Craig van der Meer. Craig came to Stoke Place from South Africa, via Langshott Manor; his food is modern British, inventive and seasonal. Service is relaxed, friendly and pitched at putting guests at ease. Craig’s take on the traditional country house menu is served with an artful twist. Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are used to create interesting versions of traditional fare. Following its excellent rating of four by The Good Food
Guide for a second year running, Stoke Place has been assigned a rating of four stars and has been awarded two rosettes for fine dining by the AA Guide. The two rosettes are an indication that Stoke Place has achieved ‘greater precision’ in its cooking and obvious attention to the quality and selection of ingredients and future accolades seem likely. The Garden Room has also been recommended for an additional third rosette. Taking inspiration from radical innovations employed by Ferran Adria and Heston Blumenthal, Criag reworks classic dishes and combine immaculately cooked seasonal ingredients skillfully arranged into dainty mouthfuls, trickles, sprigs, foams and cubes. Well-known dishes are modified or embellished with surprise elements, foams or emulsions. Craig’s cooking is far from simple, although never overdone or confusing. Lobster tortellini is combined with baby fennel, Pernod jelly and bisque foam. Meanwhile, classic British fillet of beef is served with tongue, cheek, swede and borderlaise sauce and the classic British cheese board is reworked into a Reblochon ice cream, Perl Lâs, complete with sweet figs, red onion marmalade and manchego crisp. Stoke Place joined only a handful of new entries to debut at this level, which in turn reflected a ‘dedicated, focused approach to cooking, good classical skills and high quality ingredients.’ Aimed at cosmopolitan guests and food enthusiasts, Stoke Place takes the traditionally stiff country house experience and instills it with metropolitan cool. Glamorous and groovy, this 17th Century Queen Anne house is a winning combination of hip and heritage, mixing classic settings with flamboyant modern design. Relaxed, urban with plenty of adult comforts, Stoke Place is cool local hangout or a designer break without the cynical pricing. Stoke Place, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, Bucks, SL2 4HT
Hip design touches and rural glamour abound at stoke Place.
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This exceptional new detached residence with six bedroom suites is situated in secluded mature ground of approximately 1.3 acres within Blackhills, home to some of Esher’s most exclusive and impressive properties.
Available to rent £17,000 pcm
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Mulberry House, Clare Hill Substantial period style detached family home A five bedroom detached family house situated in one of Esherâ€™s most highly regarded secure gated residential roads, providing spacious accommodation over four floors and two versatile sections, both with separate entrances. 4 reception rooms including a vaulted family room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, games/cinema room, sauna and balcony, garaging, outdoor swimming pool with gardens of approximately 1 acre.
Guide Price: ÂŁ4,500,000 (ESH110122)
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Oxshott Contemporary house on the Crown Estate A refurbished five year old family house located within the exclusive Crown Estate in Oxshott and within walking distance of the train station. Galleried reception hall featuring a floating staircase, cloakroom, drawing room, dining area, family room, study, kitchen/ breakfast room, pantry, utility room, master bedroom suite, 2 guest suites, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, games room, double garage, mature secluded gardens, outdoor swimming pool, garden room, Breeze Hut, french spiral wine cellar 1000+ bottles.
Guide Price ÂŁ3,295,000 (299479)
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Claygate Well maintained four bedroom detached house in a convenient location Beautifully presented 1930â€™s Berg built detached home located on a picturesque tree lined residential road in Hinchley Wood. The property itself has been maintained to a very high standard throughout and is presented as follows: Entrance hall with original wood panelled walls, open plan living/dining room with feature fireplace and French doors opening out to professionally landscaped gardens with raised entertaining terrace. Open plan fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room and family room, downstairs cloakroom and large utility. Upstairs there are three generous double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, modern family bathroom with shower in bath in addition to master ensuite and small split level double bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Outside there is a cobble locked drive with ample parking in addition to a single storage garage.
To Let: ÂŁ3,200 pcm (142126)
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Cobham Family home in desirable location A family home ideally situated in a popular road within walking distance of Cobham village with its local shops, restaurants, amenities and mainline train station. Recently refurbished the property offers spacious family accommodation. Leading from the reception hall are the principal reception rooms comprising the drawing room, dining room and study. The outstanding kitchen/breakfast/family room has doors leading to the rear garden and the utility room with access to the integral double garage. To the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
To Let: ÂŁ6,500 pcm (104439)
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APW Cobham 65 Portsmouth Rd, Cobham Surrey KT11 1JQ 01932 860900 www.apwproperty.com
£8,500 per calendar month
• Gated Contemporary Home
• Master Bedroom with His & Hers Bathrooms
• Large Garden, Open Plan Receptions
• 5 Further Bedrooms, 3 Further Bathrooms
• Modern Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room
• Near Station/Village/ACS, Managed by APW
£5,950 per calendar month
• Traditional Home in Wentworth Estate
• 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
• 3 Beautiful Reception Rooms
• Double Garage, Office Outbuilding
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• Near ACS/TASIS, Managed by APW
APW Sunninghill 11 High Street, Sunninghill Berkshire SL5 9NQ 01344 621718 www.apwproperty.com
£8,950 per calendar month
• Commanding Position, Private Estate
• 5 Beds, 5 Baths, Master with Sun Room
• Stunning Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Gym, Games Room, Double Garage
• 5 Exceptional Reception Rooms
• Mature Garden with Sun Terrace
£7,500 per calendar month
• Charming Home Opposite Golf Club
• 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
• Set in Prestigious Private Road
• Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
• 4 Well Appointed Reception Rooms
• Double Garage, Near Town Centre
APW Weybridge 134 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge Surrey KT13 9HJ 01932 857300 www.apwproperty.com
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efore you begin the process of letting your property, you need to be thoroughly prepared. There is a lot to do and plenty to consider before you can think about getting your new tenants through the door. First impressions count for everything when it comes to property, so it’s vital your home looks its best for potential tenants. Maintaining this condition for all your viewings will give you the best chance of letting your home and achieving the best possible price. So, what preparations should you make? Ensure that the property is clean and tidy throughout, that any small maintenance
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Well presented, double fronted ﬁve bedroom detached house with double detached garage and off street parking for several cars.
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Walton on the Hill £3450 pcm
A brand new two double bedroom, two bathroom house situated in the popular Parkviews development. Beautifully ﬁnished, garden and allocated parking.
Beautifully presented and spacious four bedroom detached family home set within a plot of approximately one acre and situated in the lovely village of Walton on the Hill. Tastefully refurbished to a high standard, the rear garden has a swimming pool, pool house and insulated log cabin and to the front there is a double garage and plenty of off road parking.
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beautifully presented Queen Anne style detached family home with sumptuous accommodation over three floors. 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, study, playroom, gym, indoor swimming pool with sauna and hot tub. Master bedroom suite with dressing room plus bathroom and en suite shower room, 5 further bedroom suites. First floor annex with kitchen and sitting room, orangery, four car garage, tennis
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court, with south facing rear gardens.
Guide Price £7,900,000
For further information or if you would like to arrange an appointment to view please call Knight Frank Esher on 01372 464496. www.knightfrank.co.uk/esher
COPPERFIELDS KINGS WARREN, OXSHOTT ACCOMMODATION AND AMENITIES Entrance hall Drawing room Dining room Kitchen/breakfast room C onservatory TVr oom Music room Utility room C loakroom Master bedroom suite with balcony 4 further bedroom suites (1 with balcony) Staff annex/media room Triple integral garage SITUATION Copperfields is situated within the Crown Estate in Oxshott, close to the village of Cobham with its local shops, restaurants and amenities. An excellent commuter location, the A3 is a short drive away giving access to central London, the M25, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Schooling in the area is superb with Danes Hill, the ACS Cobham International School, Claremont Fan Court School in Esher and Notre Dame in Cobham. Copperfields is an impressive executive family home located in a private road set within the prestigious Crown Estate. Built in 2000
by Barratt Homes. The property is approached through a grand entrance hall with a beautiful fireplace and wood flooring. Both the drawing room and dining room are of a good size and have fireplaces
and double doors opening out to the gardens. Off the drawing room is a music/family room which also has access to the gardens. The kitchen has an open plan style and consists of a tv/family room and
breakfast room. There is a large and bright conservatory leading off the breakfast room which offers fantastic views of the gardens. Elegant stairs lead to the beautiful galleried landing on the first floor, where there is the master bedroom suite with balcony, four further bedroom suites (one with balcony). There is a further room on the first floor which is currently used as a bedroom/living area but could be used as a media room. It also has an en suite and separate ground floor entrance and could therefore be used as staff quarters. GARDENS AND GROUNDS The main feature of the property is the mature 0.75 acre plot which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubbery, a water feature and gazebo. The property is approached via electric wrought iron gates leading to a brick paviour driveway providing ample parking and access to the integral garage.
Guide Price ÂŁ2,950,000 JOINT SOLE AGENTS
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light and bright apartment with a beautiful outlook, within this magnificent converted mansion in Cobham Park. The Mansion is a Grade II listed Victorian country house built in 1872. Cobham Park lies just to the south of the centre of Cobham and stretches from the River Mole in the north to the hamlet of Downside in the south. Cobham has a range of local shops, restaurants and amenities with a wide range of both private and state schools nearby. An
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excellent commuter location, the towns of Esher, Kingston upon Thames and Guildford are nearby as well as the A3, M25, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. This first floor apartment provides accommodation over two floors and is beautifully presented throughout. Through the entrance doors of the Mansion is the oak panelled reception hall with an ornate ceiling and sweeping staircase leading to the apartment. Inside the apartment the reception hall leads to the
kitchen/breakfast room, ornate lawn, gym and tennis courts. dining room, drawing room and sitting room/third bedroom and Available to rent ÂŁ6,500 pcm shower room. To the second floor unfurnished is the expansive master bedroom suite with dressing room and study. There is also a guest bedroom suite and laundry room. Approached via a wide sweeping gravel driveway with pretty bordered lawns and herb beds, the apartment benefits from the use of all the leisure facilities throughout the grounds which include a games room, croquet
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his exceptional new detached residence with six bedroom suites is situated in secluded mature ground of approximately 1.3 acres within Blackhills, home to some of Esher’s most exclusive and impressive properties. With a superb location between the popular towns of Esher and Cobham, there is a wealth of amenities at your doorstep including mainline stations to London Waterloo, easy access to the A3 and M25 and numerous reputable primary and secondary schools close by including the ACS International School, Cobham. Elegantly designed using the
highest quality materials and fittings throughout to offer superior living style in a home of grand proportions. From the entrance lobby is the magnificent galleried reception hall leading to the drawing room, study, dining room, bespoke Pedini designed open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room with utility off and boasts an eye catching glass partition wall that overlooks the indoor swimming pool complex complete with bar with gymnasium, solarium and changing/shower room. From the kitchen there is a spacious adjoining family room that leads to a fantastic home cinema room which completes
the exceptional leisure experience. Both the formal drawing room and the family room open onto large terraces which are perfect for outdoor entertaining. Each of the six bedroom suites upstairs provide comfort combined with space. The master bedroom benefits from ‘his and hers’ adjoining en-suites each with their own bespoke dressing rooms. Outside the house is approached through electric gates and a long gravel driveway leading to the main entrance of the property and a three car garage with forecourt area. Built by Heritage Homes who are renowned for building some of the finest luxury
homes throughout south west London and Surrey, this property is currently available to let through Knight Frank Lettings Esher.
Available to rent £17,000 pcm unfurnished
For further information please contact Knight Frank Esher Lettings on 01372 464009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively visit our website www.knightfrank.co.uk/esherlettings
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THE LETTING SPECIALISTS
Newly renovated six bedroom detached family home with an outdoor swimming pool, backing on to the River Mole.
£13,000 per calendar month
A rare opportunity to live in a genuine piece of English history, this five bedroom family home has been carefully restored to create elegant luxurious accommodation with landscaped gardens and river views. Currently furnished to an extremely high standard with a mix of antique and modern furniture and a state of the art contemporary glass extension to provide an additional entertaining area with tranquil aspect towards the gardens and River. Built around 1484, this£5,250 Grade I Listed Building set on the Lower Green Road, Esher, Surrey. per calendar month banks of the River Mole is one of England’s most interesting examples of XVth Century, Tudor architecture all within an acre of delightful and secluded grounds.
A delightful five bedroom family house featuring direct views over Sandown race course. An early Victorian period property with a lovely walled rear garden offers a large ‘Country’ style kitchen/breakfast room, four receptions, three bathrooms, double garage and extensive parking. Decorated with a blend of original character features and modern renovations providing a stylish and comfortable family home.
70 High Street | Esher | Surrey | KTI0 9QS email@example.com | www.chkmountford.co.uk
£5,750 per calendar month
An imposing five bedroom detached family home located within a prime residential road and is very close to the American Community School in Cobham. Featuring a large kitchen/breakfast room, elegant Drawing room and a wonderful landscaped gardens with an outdoor heated pool.
£4,500 per calendar month
Weybridge, Surrey. presented four bedroom/three bathroom detached family home featuring a bright open £8,950 calendar month A beautifully planper kitchen and family room. Located in one of the areas most exclusive Private roads and is within easy reach of Claygate Village and mainline station.
A recently constructed, six bedroom home located in quiet and privatemature road within easy walking distance Weybridge mainline Station. This elegant home offers This property enjoysexecutive an elevate position and wonderful lawned gardens with of a large terrace. extremely spacious accommodation arranged over four floors and is ideal for entertaining. The main feature of this fine home is the stylish, open plan kitchen/Breakfast Room leading onto a family room and Media Room with a staircase leading to a fully equipped Gymnasium. The Gardens are a very interesting design with a gravelled pathway leading to a small wooded area.
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THE LETTING SPECIALISTS
Newly renovated six bedroom detached family home with an outdoor swimming pool, backing on to the River Mole.
£6,900 per calendar month
A splendid six bedroom detached family home located in a sought after private road with walking distance to Cobham’s mainline station. Presented in immaculate order throughout and features large bright reception rooms overlooking the impeccable landscaped gardens with a lovely Summerhouse. There is a self-contained one bedroom annexe, ideal for an Green au-pair. Comprises; Reception hallway, spacious through reception room and family room, dining room, study,£5,250 large kitchen/breakfast with Lower Road, Esher, Surrey. per calendarroom month utility room, shower room, cloakroom. Upstairs; 37’ master bedroom suite, double guest suite, two further double bedrooms, single bedroom family bathroom. Outside; extensive lawned gardens with attractive shrubbery, Oriental Summerhouse, cigarover house,Sandown spacious garage driveway parking for four period cars. A delightful five bedroom family housePergola, featuring direct views race and course. Anwith early Victorian property
with a lovely walled rear garden offers a large ‘Country’ style kitchen/breakfast room, four receptions, three bathrooms, double garage and extensive parking. Decorated with a blend of original character features and modern renovations providing a stylish and comfortable family home.
70 High Street | Esher | Surrey | KTI0 9QS firstname.lastname@example.org | www.chkmountford.co.uk
£5,750 per calendar month
An imposing five bedroom detached family home located within a prime residential road and is very close to the American Community School in Cobham. Featuring a large kitchen/breakfast room, elegant Drawing room and a wonderful landscaped gardens with an outdoor heated pool.
£4,500 per calendar month
Cobham,ASurrey. calendar month beautifully presented four bedroom/three bathroom detached family home featuring a bright £10,900 open planper kitchen and family room. Located in one of the areas most exclusive Private roads and is within easy reach of Claygate Village and mainline station.
A spacious executive home situated in an a sought after premier road within easy reach of town centre, the International school, and main line railway station in This property enjoys elevate position and location wonderful mature lawned gardens with a large terrace. Cobham. A particular feature of this recently built property is the superb entrance hall with double doors to the main reception rooms which include a large drawing room and elegant dining room. Comprises: Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, good size study, T.V. room/2nd study, family room, large kitchen/breakfast room, family room, cloakroom, utility room. Master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom suite, two further bedrooms, family bathroom. Two further double bedrooms, family bathroom. Separate suite with individual entrance from ground floor: Bedroom 7 with en suite bathroom. Triple car garage. Gated entrance with gravel drive. Large private mature gardens with lawn and patio area. 70 High Street | Esher | Surrey | KT10 9QS
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unique and elegant apartment set within a magnificent grand mansion house enjoying twelve wonderful acres of spectacular parkland grounds featuring picturesque lakeside walks, a tennis court and a leisure suite. This distinguished luxury home over first and second floors comprises: Secure entry phone system to main Gated Entrance, imposing grand Entrance Hall with oak paneling and sweeping staircase leading to: Private individual entrance hall with atrium to ceiling, superb luxury Mark Wilkinson fitted kitchen/ breakfast room with granite work surfaces, impressive size drawing room with outstanding views across the grounds, double doors open
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to a spacious dining room ideal for entertaining family and guests. Family bathroom, double bedroom with views across to the lake beyond. Master bedroom suite with two luxurious bathrooms, dressing room area. Spacious double bedroom guest suite.
Available for rental ÂŁ6,500 per calendar month
All viewings are strictly by appointment with CHKMountford on 01372 464474 or by e-mail email@example.com.
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