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CHESTER

01244 328361

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01473 218218

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01730 812357

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01635 45501

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01638 662231

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01604 632991

NORWICH

01603 612333

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01732 740600

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01747 850858

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01823 325144

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01872 261160

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York

Chester

01892 521700

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01932 821160

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01625 540340

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01962 844299

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01525 290641

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Eastern Region Covered Chelmsford

Northampton

Springfield Lyons Approach, Chelmsford Business Park, Chelmsford CM2 5LB

20 Bridge Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1NR

Tel: 01245 467468

Tel: 01604 632991

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Essex  Colchester

Northamptonshire  Maidwell

A fine Georgian House standing in 14 acres of grounds. To include Lordship of the Manor of East Donyland.

A well proportioned Georgian former rectory set in a quiet position on the edge of this popular rural village.

Region: £1,500,000

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Guide Price: £1,195,000

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Ipswich

Woburn

15 Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 3BE

1 Market Place, Woburn, Bedfordshire MK17 9PZ

Tel: 01473 218218

Tel: 01525 290641

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Nr. Framlingham  Suffolk

Buckinghamshire  Radclive

A classic Edwardian mansion in a tranquil and secluded setting amidst the picturesque countryside of the Alde Valley.

A historic Listed Grade II Mill enjoying an idyllic position on the banks of the River Great Ouse with mature private grounds.

Our Offices A brief look at what is currently available in the Eastern Region

Price on Application

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Guide Price: £1,600,000

Bury St Edmunds

Norwich

Newmarket

Crescent House, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1UZ

2 Redwell Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4SN

168 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9AJ

Tel: 01284 700535

Tel: 01603 612333

Tel: 01638 662231

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Bacton  Suffolk

Silfield  Nr Wymondham, Norfolk

Suffolk  Lidgate, near Newmarket

A beautifully presented grade II listed Farmhouse with excellent adjoining annexe in a “tucked away” setting.

A charming Grade II farmhouse with outbuildings.

An exceptional Regency house in a superb private setting.

Guide Price: £695,000

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Guide Price: £725,000

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Guide Price: £1,950,000

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Welcome Winter Collection 2013

to Perspectives

W

orld attention has focused on Great Britain this summer starting with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations followed by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, each of which were judged to be resounding and unparallelled successes. When it comes to organising such momentous events, the British are second to none and can be justifiably proud of their achievements. Thankfully therefore media attention was for a short while diverted away from the usual doom and gloom and for once good news prevailed. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the residential property market which remains as challenging as it has been for the past 12 months or so. This is partly because many would-be buyers are playing a wait-and-see game and perhaps electing to improve their present property rather than to make a move. However they should not overlook the fact that, if prices are easing across the board, this in cash terms benefits those wishing to trade up to a more expensive property. Attractive mortgage deals are also available to those able to put down a realistic deposit. There are of course those who are compelled to move for business or other reasons. The best advice I can give to them and other sellers is to appoint and take the advice of a reputable agent. Realistic pricing, professional presentation and personal contacts are of inestimable value in a challenging market. The agent can also assist in identifying and negotiating the most favourable terms for the purchase of a replacement property, particularly if he is part of an organisation with a far-reaching spread of established offices.

Jackson-Stops & Staff has been in business for over 100 years and has survived all manner of market fluctuations. We are dedicated to personal service and every client can expect to receive attention at Director/Partner level. Our network of 40 London and Regional offices ensures nationwide coverage. In short we believe, whatever the market may dictate, we are well-placed like no other to give sound advice and moreover to achieve results.

Olivia Riley, Games Maker/Mobility Team Eton Dorney and Jackson-Stops & Staff Norwich 2005-2011, holding the London 2012 Olympic Torch

And as if the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and their long list of medals along with the roll call of other great British sporting achievements were not enough excitement for one year, then the news of the forthcoming birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby, who will become third in line to the throne, is a lovely and fitting end to a Great Year for Great Britain. ”

Andrew Froude FRICS, Chairman, JSS Consortium

HEAD OFFICE LONDON 17c Curzon Street, London W1J 5HU Tel: 020 7664 6646 Fax: 020 7664 6645 Email: london@jackson-stops.co.uk

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Contents STAY, DINE, SHOP, PROPERTY, ENJOY.... 8

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE – Memories we shall never forget and a Summer which brought out the very best of Great Britain for the world to see. Olivia Riley and Lynne Ogden, Games Makers, recollect with Elizabeth Baxendale having been part of the London 2012 Olympics and what it meant to them.

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CHELMSFORD – A selection of the finest homes currently available across the area.

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NORTHAMPTON – A selection of the finest homes currently available across the area.

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MAKING HATS IS NOT SO MUCH A JOB FOR ME – Laura Cathcart, one of our most exciting up and coming young milliners tells Elizabeth Baxendale why she loves making hats.

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EXPLORE THE WORLD UNDER SAIL WITH STAR CLIPPERS – One of the premier speciality cruise lines, Star Clippers combines adventures all over the world on board three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels.

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IPSWICH – A selection of the finest homes currently available across the area.

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BESPOKE BROKERAGE WITH A VERY REAL DIFFERENCE – Alexandra Field chats with Robert Dubsky, founder of Yacht Masters and quite simply raising the standard...

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WOBURN – A selection of the finest homes currently available across the area.

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RED BOOK – RedBook Agency is the first agency set up to help clients identify the ideal architect or landscape designer for their projects.

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BURY ST EDMUNDS – A selection of the finest homes currently available across the area.

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A DIFFERENT BREED OF SUPERCAR – Born and raised not in Modena but in Leicestershire, England is it possible that the Noble M600 is the world's best-handling, best-driving supercar? James Griffin thinks so...

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ST. MARTINS HOUSING TRUST – 40 years old and it's Christmas again. News from a Jackson-Stops & Staff-supported registered charity committed to addressing the needs of the homeless in Norfolk.

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS – Bryan Turner Kitchen Furniture has been delivering sophisticated, architecturally-sensitive kitchen design for more than 30 years.

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NEWMARKET – A selection of the finest homes currently available across the area.

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A Once in a

Memories we shall never forget and a Summer which brought out the very best of Great Britain for the world to see

Victory Parade, Trafalgar Square, Monday 10th September - Lynne Ogden in the foreground with children from the Grasvenor Avenue Infant School, Barnet

Olivia Riley, Games Maker/Mobility Team Eton Dorney and Jackson-Stops & Staff Norwich 2005-2011, and Lynne Ogden, Games Maker/T3 Driver Eton Manor Transport Hub Stratford, recollect with Elizabeth Baxendale being part of the London 2012 Olympics, weeks which will for both remain forever some of the most memorable weeks of their lives. rt of such a as proud to have been a pa ll we as ed ur no ho so l fee “I u London 2012.” momentous year. Thank yo ber 2012 Olivia Riley, 11th Decem ing I a Games Maker is someth as 12 20 on nd Lo of rt pa “Being place in rd will always have a special tfo ra St d an t ge for r ve ne shall n, the days rk, long hours but it was fu wo rd ha s wa It t. ar he my nfidence.” rtunity gave me back my co po op e th d an ile sm me de ma ber 2012 Lynne Ogden, 8th Decem © 2007-2012 The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited


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Olivia Riley, Games Maker/Mobility Team, Eton Dorney London 2012 Games Makers honoured in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Awards - Breaking News Wednesday 12th December 2012 The 70,000 Games Maker volunteers, the unofficial heroes of London 2012, who gave up their time to welcome the world to London and deliver the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, have been recognised with a special award, the Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for Volunteering 2012. Working across the Games in competition venues, at key Games support sites and behind the scenes, the Games Makers performed a wide variety of roles and became quite simply not only the face of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games but also of the United Kingdom, drawing universal praise from visitors and athletes alike for their friendly, knowledgeable and individual upbeat styles. From staffing information, arrival, transport and technology desks at key sites and locations, to helping out on the fields of play at the sporting competitions, checking tickets or working in medical services teams, the Games Makers were essential to the success of the Games as a whole.

Q: Olivia when and why did you decide

to volunteer as a Games Maker for the London 2012 Olympics?

A:

I initially put my name down to volunteer the week after the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics came to a close. I was determined to play a part in such an amazing celebration in London.

Q: What did the application process

involve and did you have to wait a long time for an answer?

A: I registered online in a special Games Maker application zone but it took what seemed like ages before I heard anything at all and I remember thinking towards the end of last year that I couldnt have made the interview process. Then I received an e-mail in January of this year inviting me for an interview.

Q:

process. Mine was held at the ExCel Centre in London. Everybody that I met there was lovely and full of life. Afterwards I was even more determined to become a part of it all and the weeks seemed to pass again before I heard that I had been selected to join the Mobility Team at Eton Dorney to assist with the Rowing and Canoe Sprint. I was over the moon. After our Beijing rowing successes I knew it would be a fantastic venue to be involved at.

Q:

Did you have much pre-Olympic training for your role?

A: Yes I attended a couple of training

sessions which were designed to make sure that all the Games Makers whatever their role were as prepared as possible. These were invaluable opportunities to gain experience and a greater understanding of what was going to be expected of us.

I read somewhere that LOCOG had received more than 240,000 applications! 100,000 people were then requested to attend interviews at regional selection centres across the UK?

How long were you based at Eton Dorney?

A: Yes and I still consider myself lucky

A: My first day was Saturday 28th July

to have been put through to the interview

Q:

and my last Wednesday 11th August.

Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said that the Games Maker volunteers had embodied the values of the Games and The Queens Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012 would help to recognise officially their spirit of generosity, selfless service and dedication. “Like everyone, we are tremendously proud of the volunteers who play such a vital role in British society. The volunteers were fundamental to the success of the Games this Summer. The determination of the Games Makers to do something special for their city and country, and for the athletes of the UK and the world, helped to make the Games an unforgettable experience and they continue to inspire us all.”

Olivia and colleagues on the Mobility Team, Eton Dorney


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Q:

It must have been so exciting for you being based there of all venues? All those medals!

A:

The first few days I remember thinking that perhaps we werent going to do quite as well as wed hoped. However that all changed when on Wednesday 1st August Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won our first Gold Medal of the Games in the Coxless Pairs, becoming the first British women ever to win Olympic Gold in Rowing! I was doing my usual rounds with a wheelchair, assisting those who needed my help to where they needed to be. I heard this incredible cheering and screaming from the stands and as I was just behind stand 1 at the time and not too far from the finish line I quickly joined a fellow Games Maker on the ramp by the stand. Everyone was on their feet. The noise was deafening. It truly was the loudest cheer I have ever heard. I cant explain in words how elated I felt afterwards. I couldnt help but shed a few tears each time that Team GB were presented with their Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, belting out the National Anthem and watching the Union Jack rise high above us. I managed to see all the winning races and I burst with pride at our achievements every time.

Q:

Were there any surreal moments for you?

A: Several but one in particular when I

realised I had been filmed by a Swedish camera crew as I danced around and sang with joy at another Team GB Gold. I quickly snapped back into reality when they asked me a few questions about what it meant to me to be a Games Maker.

Q:

You must have felt equally emotional on your final day at Eton Dorney? Did you join in the Victory Parade on Monday 10th September?

A: Unfortunately not but I have been

invited to be one of only 400 Games Makers involved in the 2013 New Years Day Parade. It is going to be the 27th Anniversary of the New Years Day Parade and the Parade is themed “Hats Off to London - Celebration Capital of the World”. The Parade starts at 11:45 on Piccadilly outside the Ritz Hotel and finishes around 15:00 in Parliament Square. Full uniform and incredibly exciting! I read somewhere that the Parades Executive Director, Bob Bone, had said that we, the Games Makers, were the outstanding performers of the Olympic Games, epitomising the spirit not only of the Games but London itself. 2012 has to be the proudest of my 31 years and I am very sad it is nearly over. Yet I can say I was there. I was a part of it. And I am even more thrilled to think that it has made a difference to so many lives.

For Olivia a rare moment of relaxation with Games Maker colleagues

Q: The 70,000 London 2012 Olympic

and Paralympic Games Makers are being honoured with not only the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for Volunteering 2012 but also with a special limited edition Royal Mail stamp, one of four ‘Memories of London 2012’.

A: Yes more bursts of pride and again

what a way to finish a year. London 2012 gave us as a nation an incredible lift and I think brought the whole country together like never before. And I must mention the Games Maker Choirs bid for the Christmas Number One! We are releasing a charity single “I WISH FOR YOU THE WORLD” on Decca on Sunday 16th December to raise money for the British Olympic Foundation and British Paralympic Association. The Games Maker Choir was founded during London 2012 by the wonderful Victoria Verbi, a Games Maker based at the Olympic Park in Stratford, and the single was written by singer/songwriter Alistair Griffin. The single and video were recorded at the famous Angel Studios in Islington and to date we have performed on Radio 5 Live, The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, the South Bank and this coming Sunday, the official release date, we shall feature in the coverage of the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.

“Any teacher who isnt using the Olympics as a learning tool must be nutty. At Grasvenor Avenue Infant School in Barnet we are teaching numeracy through the medals table, geography through the flags and literacy with just about everything we saw and experienced. With the Olympics and Paralympics theres so much you can do from the curriculum. Each child has adopted a medal winner and homework at first was to find out interesting facts about them. Ellie Simmonds was the favourite by far, mainly because the school is overflowing with swimming talent! In the eyes of children the Paralympians are superheroes!

Lynne's "Kelly Holmes" car, Eton Manor Transport Hub, Stratford I have many highlights having been fortunate to be part of something so special. I got to meet so many people in my Games Maker role, fellow Games Makers, visitors from overseas and VIPs. Being asked to pick up Kelly Holmes from the Hockey venue and drive her to Stratford Station however remains perhaps my most memorable moment of all. She truly is the loveliest person and it was a pleasure to meet her.”

Q:

I expect you have made some very good new friends, people you will keep in touch with for years to come?

A: Yes I certainly have and I shall. I worked with a wonderful bunch of people of all ages. I didnt think it was possible to make such great friends within such a short space of time. We were all there for one reason and that was to be a part of something special. That once in a lifetime experience.

From Eton Dorney to Stratford the legacy of London 2012 is to inspire a generation and one of the Games Makers who is seeing at first-hand how best we can all keep that Olympic spirit alive and working positively in our communities is Deputy Head Teacher Lynne Ogden who was a Games Maker/T3 Driver based at the Eton Manor Transport Hub in Stratford.

Lynne Ogden, Games Maker/T3 Driver, outside the Olympic Stadium

Inspire a generation? Mission accomplished.


Proud to pay tribute Days of Glory

Exceeding all expectations Great Britain's talented athletes did phenomenally well at London 2012, heroic performances resulting in record and truly inspirational medal-hauls for both Team GB and ParalympicsGB. Exceptional competitors who excited and delighted in equal measure providing us with numerous opportunities to unfurl the national flag in celebration of their incredible successes.

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Listen Up!

Introducing the latest creations from Bang & Olufsen… BeoPlay A3 is an iPad speaker frame providing the perfect sound experience to dedicated iPad users. The surprising, sculptural and flexible shape of BeoPlay A3 truly extends the already flexible application of the iPad. Fully portable and easily moved around, BeoPlay A3 adds that bit of extra sound performance to your iPad, making it truly heard. With the Adaptive Stereo Orientation feature, the sound stage adapts to the position of your iPad – vertically or horizontally, standing up or lying down. Three tweeters and bass placed in the corners gives a great near field sound experience that can include one or more persons. Simply place your iPad in the right bumper, insert the iPad in BeoPlay A3 and you’re ready to go. No complex setting up, if you know your iPad you know it all. Buttons for standby, volume adjustment and battery indication are placed on the thin edge that is always available to the user regardless of how you place BeoPlay A3. Designed by Steffen Schmelling, BeoPlay A3 breaks with conventional ways of ‘docking’ devices as it encapsulates the iPad instead of docking it. The surprising, sculptural and flexible shape of BeoPlay A3 truly extends the already flexible application of the iPad. All surfaces are robust as well as comfortable to handle, and a decorative natural aluminium profile along the edges gives BeoPlay A3 the final touch. BeoPlay A3 is available from Bang & Olufsen of Colchester at £449. BeoPlay A8 is a sound hub for your iPhone/iPad or iPod that offers wireless streaming of your digital music via Apple AirPlay. With a breath-taking sound performance and cool design, BeoPlay A8 can take your digital music to a new high. It’s simple, convenient and can be made to match your room. A plug-and-play loudspeaker, simply connect to the mains and you’re ready to go. No installation is required and control of music is equally simple. Use the central operation button or the included remote to turn the volume up and down or choose the next or previous track. BeoPlay A8 integrates 2 x two-way speaker systems, a fully integrated 70 watt Class D amplifier for the bass and midrange and a 35 watt amplifier for the treble. Set the Room Adaptation switch to get the best sound performance no matter where you place the speaker, and it will sound perfect. BeoPlay A8 is easily moved around the house or brought along to the boat or summerhouse for example. Besides placing it on a shelving system or discretely in a corner, BeoPlay 8 comes with a wall bracket that allows you to hang it directly on the wall. BeoPlay A8 has a distinctive design with a central aluminiumcovered bridge where the removable dock of the iPhone/iPod/iPad can placed. Two circular speakers are placed at each end and they are outlined by aluminium rings, giving a distinct Bang & Olufsen look and feel. The speakers are two cone shapes pointing backwards, so the depth of the product cannot be seen from the front. BeoPlay A8 is available from Bang & Olufsen Colchester at £945.

Bang & Olufsen of Colchester 61 High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1DN Tel: 01206 763344 colchester@bang-olufsen.co.uk www.bang-olufsen.com/colchester

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Jeremy Smallman, Schuyler Pratt We are all reflecting on a wonderful summer, basking in the pomp and circumstance (and rain!) of the Diamond Jubilee and the unprecedented success in the Olympic Stadium and other venues by our Olympic and Paralympic athletes. All of these events created a wonderfully positive and upbeat atmosphere for UKplc and it can only be hoped that that mood continues and spreads into the economy and hence the property market which remains, to coin a phrase we have been using for some 3 years now, ‘challenging’, particularly in the million pound plus price bracket. Two words of advice, one for Vendors and a second for Buyers. For Vendors the watchword

must be ‘realistic pricing’. Realistic pricing remains key as buyers are more ‘savvy’ than ever before. Invariably they have been looking for a while and have developed a good feel for values and if a property appears to be over priced in their eyes they will not bother to get off their back sides to view, and with prices static they can afford to watch and wait for the property that fulfils their criteria and available at the correct price level in their opinion. Without getting over the threshold and seeing a property there is no way one can understand and fully appreciate what any property has to offer. House buyers are not paying over the odds for property in the present climate, so realistic pricing from the outset is the best way forward.

For buyers the word is ‘open-minded’. All too many buyers make an instant decision on what they are presented with on property websites or in a publication. The oft used phrase ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ has never been more valid than in today’s world of the Internet based property search. I would urge buyers to be more open-minded and explore houses which may not on the face of it work for them. The more property looked at the greater the chance of finding a gem that one might have dismissed and regret in doing so. Buyers can give lengthy parameters to Agents describing the ideal but on many occasions people surprise themselves in buying houses that may be very different in practice. So be open-minded and maybe surprise yourself. On a positive note for Essex 2012 has seen the re-development and expansion of Southend Airport in the South-East of the County. It offers an expanding range of national and international connections and offers a useful alternative to Stansted Airport, in the North West of Essex, and Heathrow and Gatwick, both of which involve the uncertainty of travel on the M25 which I would liken to the girl in the Rhyme: ‘when she is good she is very very good but when she is bad she is horrid’.

A charming period cottage situated close to the centre of the village

Essex Highwood, Nr. Chelmsford Writtle 3 miles Ingatestone 4 miles (Liverpool Street 32 mins) Chelmsford 6 miles (Liverpool Street 38 mins)

Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Garden Room. Kitchen. Boot Room. Utility & Cloakroom. 4 Bedrooms. en suite Shower Room. Bathroom, Double Garage, Garden, Small Paddock. Planning consent for further extension. Excess: £625,000

Chelmsford office

01245 467468

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Georgian Country House in established grounds with potential to convert to a boutique hotel & Wedding Venue Essex Sutton, Nr Rochford Southend-on-Sea 3 miles (Fenchurch Street 60 mins) Rochford Station 1 miles (Liverpool Street 55 mins) M25 Access (Junction 29) 24 miles Central London 45 miles Battersea Heliport 20 minutes

4 Reception rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Library/Study, Cloakroom. Extensive Master Bedroom Suite with Sitting Room, Dressing Room & 2 Bathrooms. 5 further Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Extensive garaging & games room. Party Barn. Swimming Pool, Tennis Court. (4 bed Rectory also available by separate negotiation.) About 12 acres Excess: £3,250,000

Chelmsford office

01245 467468 chelmsford@jackson-stops.co.uk

Offices covering the U.K. • London office: 17c Curzon Street, WIJ 5HU

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An elegant Listed Vicarage, now requiring some modernisation, in private grounds close to the centre of the village Essex Messing, Nr. Kelvedon Kelvedon Station 2 miles (Liverpool Street 48 mins) Colchester 8 miles Chelmsford 17 miles

Reception Hall, 3 Reception Rooms. Breakfast Room. Kitchen. Wet Room. Cellar. 4 Principal Bedrooms. 3 Secondary Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Outbuildings. Gardens & Grounds. About 0.75 of an acre. Excess: £900,000

Chelmsford office

01245 467468

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Essex Tollesbury A12 Access/Kelvedon Station 9 miles (Liverpool Street 50 mins) Maldon 9 miles Colchester 12 miles Witham 13 miles (Liverpool Street 45 minutes) Stansted Airport 30 miles

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A charming Grade II Listed Country House situated in private grounds and enjoying a fine southerly outlook across the River Blackwater

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Fast Find 47777

Reception hall, Inner Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Rear Hall, Boot Room, Cellar, 6 Bedrooms, Library, 2 Bathrooms, Range of Outbuildings, Wine Store, Gardener’s WC and Flower Room, Garden Office/Library and Reading Room, Summer House, Gardens & Grounds, Paddock. About 3.25 acres. Region: £950,000

Offices covering the U.K. • London office: 17c Curzon Street, WIJ 5HU

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01245 467468

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A fine Georgian House standing in 14 acres of grounds. To include Lordship of the Manor of East Donyland Essex Colchester Colchester Town Centre 3 miles Colchester North Station 4 miles (Liverpool Street 50 minutes) West Mersea 5 miles

4 Reception Rooms, Cloakroom, Study/Office, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Rooms, Larder, Sewing Room, 2 cellars, Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, Family bathroom, 4 further principal bedrooms, en suite bathroom & separate shower room, 3 attic bedrooms, Coach house with annexe, extensive storage and stabling, Cart lodge garages, Large Essex barn with adjoining stabling barn & storage, kitchen garden, Tennis court, Formal gardens/grounds and arboretum, Paddocks, Pond, Helicopter Pad. Region: ÂŁ1,500,000

Chelmsford office

01245 467468 chelmsford@jackson-stops.co.uk

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A substantial Country house in established grounds. Convenient for City and Canary Wharf Essex Greensted Green, Nr. Ongar Chipping Ongar 2 miles Epping (London Underground) 6 miles M11 (junction 7) 5 miles Stansted Airport 19 miles Canary Wharf (via M11) 25 miles City of London (via M11) 29 miles

4 Principal Reception Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms. Cellars, 2 Bedroom Annexe. Tennis Court & Swimming Pool (requiring some attention). Extensive Outbuildings include Barns, Stables & Garaging. Paddock, Woodland. Gardens & Grounds. About 11 Acres. Excess: £2,900,000

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A comfortable Listed Farmhouse with well-proportioned accommodation set in splendid gardens Essex Rayne Village Centre 1 mile Braintree 2 miles (Liverpool Street 60 mins) Felsted 5miles Great Dunmow 6 miles Chelmsford 12 miles (Liverpool Street 38 mins)

Reception Hall with Library & Study area. 3 Principal Reception Rooms. Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Cloakroom.Cellar. 5/6 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Shower Room. Dressing Room/Bedroom 6. Range of Outbuildings. Landscaped Gardens with natural pond. Paddock with field shelter. Swimming Pool. Tennis Court. Detached Cottage available by separate negotiation. About 2.5 Acres Guide Price: £1,400,000

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An important Grade II* Country House enjoying private parkland setting on the edge of the village

Essex Dengie Peninsula Burnham-on-Crouch about 9 miles ( Liverpool Street 65 mins) Chelmsford about 26 miles London about 61 miles

6 Principal Reception Rooms, Belvedere room, Kitchen /Breakfast room. Studio /workshop, Cellars. Master Bedroom & Guest bedroom suites, 5 further Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Former Coach-House with staff flat. Well-kept gardens and grounds including walled kitchen garden, brick barn, garaging, parkland. About 26 Acres. Guide Price: £2,250,000

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A fine modern house in a charming location, close to the church and enjoying an attractive rural outlook Essex Little Bardfield, Nr Gt. Dunmow Great Bardfield 2 miles Great Dunmow 8.5 miles Saffron Walden 10.5 miles Stansted Airport 10 miles (Liverpool Street 55 minutes) Bishop’s Stortford 14.5 miles

Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Study. Kitchen Breakfast Room. Utility Room. Galleried Landing. Master Bedroom with Dressing Area and En Suite. Bedroom 2 with En Suite. Bedroom 3. Family Bathroom. Indoor Swimming Pool Complex with Shower & Changing Area. Boiler Room. Garage. Established Gardens with wonderful views. About 2/3rds of an acre. Guide Price: £795,000

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A stunning modern house offering spacious accommodation in a fine setting in the countryside of West Essex Essex Nr. Ongar Shenfield 9 miles (Liverpool Street 22 minutes) Chelmsford 9 miles M11 (Junction 7) 10 miles M25 (Junction 28) 13 miles Stansted Airport 18 miles

Reception, Dining Room, Study, Drawing Room, Playroom, Cloakroom, Wine Store, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Boiler Room, Master Bedroom with en suite Bathroom and Dressing Room, Utility Room, 4 Further Bedrooms with en suite Bathrooms, Garage, Carport, Workshop, Wood Store, Gardens and Grounds. About 6 acres. Region: £3,000,000

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An impressive newly built house standing in a fabulous hilltop location

Essex Moreton, Nr. Ongar Ongar 3 miles M11 (Junction 7) 6 miles Epping Station (Central Line) 8 miles

3 Reception Rooms. Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room & Orangery. Utility room. Cloakroom. Master Bedroom with en suite & Dressing Room. 4 Further Bedrooms (1 with dressing room). 2 en suite Shower Rooms. Family Bathroom. Detached Double Garage with plant room, gardener’s wc. with home office/gymnasium. Ground source under-floor heating. About 5 Acres. Guide Price: £1,975,000

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A fine early 19th Century Listed Country House in a commanding position overlooking the Roman River Valley Essex Abberton, Nr. Colchester Colchester North Station 6miles (Liverpool Street 60 mins) West Mersea 5 miles Marks Tey/A12 Access 8 miles (Liverpool Street about 55 mins) Kelvedon Station 12 miles (Liverpool Street 48 mins)

Reception hall. 3 Reception Rooms. Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room. Cellar Cloakroom. Utility room. Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite. 4 Further Bedrooms (1 with en suite). Family Bathroom. Gardens. Stabling. Paddocks. About 4 Acres. Guide Price: £1,250,000

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A handsome modern country House in rural location, having secluded gardens with mature trees.

Essex Danbury Danbury 2 miles Chelmsford 7 miles M25 Junction 28 18 miles Stansted Airport 25 miles

Reception hall. 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, laundry. Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, 8 further bedrooms & bathrooms. Family room/Library & Cinema. Cellar. Leisure complex with pool, jacuzzi. steam room, Garaging, Secluded Gardens. About 3.6 acres. Region: £3,250,000

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they were five years ago. The weather might not have been hot, but in most parts of the country the competition to sell is. Those fit to buy will be looking for a property that is prepared for sale better than the rest, both in terms of value and quality. Evidence shows that quality remains in very high demand in spite of the downturn and those keen to sell need to be clear on what it will take to make their property a compelling buy. This will be a difficult goal for some sellers given their circumstances and location but, with buyers thin on the ground, you will not get a second chance to make that first impression. Richard Jones, Quentin Jackson-Stops FRICS The summer and early autumn of 2012 has been a challenging time to sell your home due to a combination of miserable viewing weather, the continuing credit crunch plus the sporting distraction of the London Olympics. Those on the market might consider the prospect of achieving a sale to be something of an Olympian challenge, given that actual sales completions are now just half what

Given the level of competition for proceedable buyers in this market, presenting your property at an attractive price with a smart brochure full of professional photographs and an alluring description is more important than ever. Sellers, already on the market and those considering selling, should gather market intelligence on those properties they are in competition with and make an impartial judgment on why a buyer should view their property and why they would prefer

to live there. Unsurprisingly, location remains important together with good quality, in terms of finish and design. Potential sellers of quality homes are often choosing to stay put, if they cannot better it. Poorly cared for property is hard to sell, unless the price or the potential it offers is extremely attractive. Those keen to sell over the coming months should consider what it takes to improve their property’s quality, value and appeal, in order to be one of the best in class. Ask yourself if your property is worthy of a medal in terms of the three Ps; Price, Presentation and Promotion. Having ticked all three boxes you will, only then, have yourself a hat-trick. Richard Jones and Quentin Jackson-Stops, the partners in the Northampton office, have several decades experience of marketing properties in Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties. Their resolve is to offer an exceptional service to their clients. Telephone 01604 632991 or email northampton@jackson-stops.co.uk should you need advice on any property related matter.

An elegant and beautifully presented late Georgian former rectory set in a charming garden on the edge of a small rural village Northamptonshire Brockhall Northampton 9 miles Milton Keynes 20 miles (London Euston 35 minutes) M1 (Junction 16) 3 miles London 72 miles

Entrance hall, 3 reception rooms, study, farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry, boot/boiler room, 6 bedrooms, dressing room, en suite wet room and 2 further bathrooms. Outbuildings. Extensive garden and grounds. About 3.78 acres. Guide Price: £1,500,000

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A well proportioned Georgian former rectory set in a quiet position on the edge of this popular rural village Northamptonshire Maidwell Northampton 10 miles Market Harborough 7 miles Kettering 9 miles (London St. Pancras 55 minutes)

Entrance and inner halls, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, cellars, 5 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Double garage with guest bedroom and bathroom above. Outbuildings, large east and south facing garden, paddocks and small lake. About 3 acres. Guide Price: ÂŁ1,195,000

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An impressive and historic country house set in extensive grounds on the village edge Cambridgeshire Alwalton Peterborough 4 miles Stamford 10 miles Peterborough station 3 miles (London King’s Cross 50 minutes) A1 1 mile London 80 miles

About 9,000 sq.ft. Entrance hall, 7 reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room, 9 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and 5 bath/shower rooms. Garaging, stables and store rooms. Garden with swimming pool and paddock land. About 4 acres. Offers in the region of £1,850,000

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The major portion of an intriguing 18th century parkland folly

Northamptonshire Horton London 60 miles Northampton 6 miles Milton Keynes 16 miles Bedford 18 miles Olney 9 miles

Entrance lobby, inner hall, cloakroom, superb dining hall, drawing room, small sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room/pantry, 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. Garage. Landscaped garden with parkland beyond. About 1.4 acres. Guide Price: £875,000

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An impressive and spacious modern thatched house situated in a small rural village on the border of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Northamptonshire Clay Coton Rugby 7 miles (London Euston 1 hour) Market Harborough 13 miles Leicester 21 miles Northampton 16 miles Coventry 19 miles Birmingham 38 miles London 83 miles

Entrance hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 5 double bedrooms, dressing room and three bathrooms. Indoor swimming pool with sauna. Landscaped garden backing to open fields. In excess of 0.5 of an acre. Guide Price: £897,500

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A spacious modern property with garden and paddock set on the village edge

Northamptonshire Geddington Rugby 7 miles (London Euston 1 hour) Market Harborough 13 miles Leicester 21 miles Northampton 16 miles Coventry 19 miles Birmingham 38 miles London 83 miles

About 4,500 sq.ft. Entrance hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen with Aga, conservatory, utility room, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Triple garage, 4 stables and tack room. Garden and paddock. About 7.6 acres. Guide Price: £895,000

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A magnificent converted former coach house with extensive grounds and well stocked lake

Northamptonshire Brixworth Northampton 7 miles M1 (Junction 15) 10 miles Trains to London Euston 55 minutes Market Harborough 8 miles

Conservatory, entrance hall, cloakroom, large sitting room/dining room, kitchen/living room, utility room, ground floor bedroom with dressing area and large en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, store room, bathroom and shower room. Double garage, outbuildings, workshop and greenhouse. Gardens, grounds and lake. About 4.8 acres. Guide Price: £895,000

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Northamptonshire, Haselbech Northamptonshire, Maidwell A very spacious barn conversion of almost 3,850 sq. ft. set in a large garden on the village edge. Hall, 4 reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, 5 bedrooms and 4 bath/shower rooms. Large garden and store. About 0.88 of an acre. Guide Price: £675,000

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A beautifully presented 17th century village house set in a charming garden. Dining hall, 3/4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 2 cloakrooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and dressing room. Detached barn with games room or potential office above. Off-road parking. Landscaped garden. Guide Price: £635,000

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A beautiful Northamptonshire stone property refurbished to a high standard throughout. Entrance hall, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Garage and off-road parking. Private rear garden with terrace. Guide Price: £595,000

An immaculately presented single storey conversion of a Victorian farm building, set in open countryside. Entrance hall, 2 large reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms. Double garage and summerhouse/home office. Landscaped garden. About 0.4 of an acre. Guide Price: £497,500

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Northamptonshire, Paulerspury Northamptonshire, Mears Ashby A charming extended Victorian cottage set on the village edge of this popular village. 2 reception rooms, study, cloakroom/shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, pretty garden with single garage, green house and garden store. About 0.17 of an acre. Guide Price: £425,000

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A pretty semi-detached cottage Listed Grade II, located in a quiet backwater close to the church. Hall, 3 reception rooms, well fitted kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, family bathroom and en suite wet room. Garden with off-road parking and terraced lawns sloping down to a stream. Timber workshop, shed and summerhouse. Guide Price: £415,000

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Northamptonshire, Creaton

A stunning conversion of an old chapel. Hall, 2 reception rooms, study, kitchen, utility room, ground floor double bedroom and wet room, 2 further double bedrooms each with shower/bathroom en suite. Fully walled garden. Guide Price: £399,995

A pretty detached Victorian cottage, recently comprehensively refurbished. Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, cellar, 2/3 bedrooms and refitted bathroom. Enclosed south west facing garden and carport. Offers in the region of £279,500

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Northamptonshire, Upper Harlestone Northamptonshire, Lowick A beautiful stone built property with many original features situated in the heart of a quiet village. 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Garden and parking for several vehicles. £1,500 pcm

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Northamptonshire, Upper Harlestone Northamptonshire, Woodend A detached thatched cottage in a village on the Althorp Estate. Kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, ground floor bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Small garden and off-road parking. £700 pcm

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A charming 18th century village property. Entrance hall, 5 reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast roomwith Aga, cellar, 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 2 shower rooms en suite and family bathroom. Garage and garden. £1,800 pcm


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Making hats is not so much a job for me Photographs by Leo Bieber

Laura Cathcart, one of our most exciting up and coming young milliners, chats with Elizabeth Baxendale about why she loves making hats.

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am lucky in that making hats is not so much a job for me but something I just love. It started out as just an evening hobby but I soon became hooked on hats. I like the fact that millinery is one of the oldest crafts, and yet it can also be so avant-garde, witty and contemporary. When you see somebody walk into a wedding wearing a stylish and original bespoke hat, it tells you something about them. Its like the feeling when the post arrives and amidst the typed brown

envelopes there is a thick cream cartridge paper envelope handwritten in some beautifully quirky and eye-catching turquoise, brown or purple ink. Just as handwriting is an expression of personality, so are hats. I create a form of personal handwriting for heads. One of my hats is actually called Violet Quill; it looks like an eccentric Elizabethan writing instrument! I love the theatre of hats and being caught up in the drama of how a hat can change a personality. When I sit down with

somebody to create a bespoke hat, the conversation is almost like an audition. I like to try and get inside their head and the more the hat catches their sense of personality - either by disguise or design the more I think I've succeeded. I jokingly call my office on Pimlico Road the hat factory but its more of a stage set. At my old studio on Edith Grove, my work studio was full of the most eclectic hats, dresses and vintage items, so much so that it resembled a theatrical costume shop.


Perspectives Winter Collection | 45 When I make a bespoke hat, I try to combine my own quirky - perhaps sometimes wacky - sense of style with the discipline of a traditional craft to create something that is unique. The hat allows the wearer to stand out from the crowd.

Most girls dont want to look the same as everybody else… or want just a classic look - they want something slightly eccentric. If you want a boring classic hat with no voice of its own, then you probably wouldnt come to me for your hat.

England might not be the couture fashion capital of the world but it is probably the hat fashion capital of the world. The English have a very special relationship with their hats. Many of my English friends have a slightly subversive approach to fashion and style. Thats one reason we like to wear hats. The English have a great sense of occasion and we definitely like to dress up. Hats are a way of dressing without having to conform. Hats finish off an outfit and I am attracted - make that addicted - to the theatre and poetry of hats.

People often ask me where I get my sense of theatre and style from. The truth is that, having grown up in a house where beautiful fabrics were always lying around (my mother is an interior designer who worked at Colefax and Fowler for over 20 years), I sometimes feel as if I was raised on a stage set. My first job was working at George Spencer in Chelsea, where I was surrounded by the most exquisite fabrics and flocked wallpapers. Then I moved on to work at Colefax and Fowler myself. I've always been torn between interior design and fashion and I found that millinery lies somewhere in between. Hats, unlike haute couture, have a timeless quality of their own, especially if they have been made bespoke for the owner.

Just the other week I went to a beautiful wedding in Peterborough Cathedral where the whole service was quite traditional and formal. The girls who stood out were the ones wearing hats that had a personality of their own. They werent the sort of ribboned hats your aunt might buy at Peter Jones. They were hats that had flair and wit and said something about the wearer. Most girls I know want to be that little bit different. You can be something of a fashion rebel with a chic and sophisticated hat.

You dont spend hours making a hat for somebody and think “Oh, that looks great but what a shame theyll probably only wear it once.” Having a bespoke hat collection is like owning a jewellery box - you can wear what you want whenever you want a personality change.

I get almost as much pleasure from coming up with my hat names for each collection as in actually making them. Names like Cruella, Virburnham, Baby Boleyn or Violet Quill. When you are wearing a hat with a name like that, you cant help but have an extra sense of sophisticated fun.

The reason I started out making hats was that, as much as I love interior design and choosing fabrics to suit the personality of each room, I never really felt that interior design was going to allow me enough space and freedom to channel my creative energies. Especially since so much of interior design is technical

and to do with speaking with architects, electricians, upholsterers or curtain makers. With every hat Ive ever made, I have done everything myself - from the stitching to sourcing the fabrics to arranging the fashion shoot. I like that about the hat business. As much as Id love some extra help in the studio, especially now that orders are flooding in from Paris to the States, each hat is genuinely one of my own creations and thats the way I like it. How I got started is another question I am often asked and one that is easy to answer. Ive always adored hats. Aged about 19 I remember once walking past the window of a hat shop. I walked in and remember spending the entire afternoon in that shop. I tried on almost every hat and, as I tried on each hat, I thought to myself, “I really should be doing this. Id love to make my own hats one day.” A few years later, I saw a friend who was wearing a wonderful hat that she had made herself and I said “Will you teach me?” and she taught me how to make that hat. Ive always loved learning new things - and seeing the world through the world of an artist or craftsman. A lot of people dont understand the amount of work and specialist skills that go into a bespoke hand-made hat. Im not talking about machine-made hats. Millinery is a very time-consuming art. You have to think about each hat individually. There has to be an almost invisible music to the way the hat flows together - it is not just a question of plonking something on your head. Hats are very individual, delicate and say a lot about the person who wears them, even the most mobile of hats like my Betty Boo for instance.


46 | Perspectives Winter Collection at home. I adore some of the chic Twenties hats which Sebastians sister wears. I also enjoy mixing up different materials and fixtures such as beaded lace, pompoms and pearls. Its rather old-fashioned but so much fun. I like to make my hats wearable but I also take delight in experimenting with the details. One of my favourite features is the loose lace discs on the Tommy, which create a sense of movement as they blow in the wind. If there is a downside to being a one-manhat-band its that I cant just concentrate on new designs and new collections. I have to make every stitch of every hat ordered, which often means doing repeat designs again and again. Sometimes I feel like a Victorian sewing-maid from a Dickensian novel slaving away with needle and thread! Maple £315 Another question I am sometimes asked is whether women can have the same sort of relationship with their hats as they do their shoes. I think the answer is yes. If I went to a wedding without a hat, Id feel almost naked. A friend of mine said to me the other day that, when she goes to a wedding, she doesnt feel complete without a hat. I know exactly what she means! When I wear a hat to a wedding, I give off a different energy. Its like going to a nightclub without a pair of high heels. When you see somebody wearing a stylish hat, you suddenly become more curious about them. You want to know what lies behind the social armour. Ive been lucky to have several inspirational mentors and I've learnt the tricks of the trade through some brilliant hat-makers. Its very much like passing on secrets. My first classes in hat-making were at the London College of Fashion which was fine for learning the basics but they dont teach you more than how to make a few stitches and things. If you are serious about hats, you have to do an apprenticeship. Its like becoming a jeweller or an embroiderer. As with other very old crafts, you really have to learn from somebody who has deep knowledge and who will guide you through it. Only once you have learned the arcane technical skills can you apply them to your own designs inventing your own hat magic. One of my most popular designs last year for Royal Ascot this year was called the Isabella. I loved the idea of having a cream rose growing curly streamers over a slanted disc. It was fun, edgy and - at only £150.00 - very affordable. Another popular hat is my Cloche, which was partly-inspired by my Sunday evening Downton Abbey viewings. I love period costume dramas and I love the eccentric bell-shaped head gear that appeared in the first season. One of my fantasies is to be asked to design the hats for a period drama like Downton Abbey. Another favourite of mine is Brideshead Revisited - I have the whole series on DVD

Most of all I enjoy making new hats and coming up with new ideas - however crazy or wacky. Its like casting a character in a play. The hat will suddenly take on a life - a voice of its own. If a client comes in with their own firm ideas, I sit them down and discuss the hat. About an hour later weve invariably come up with something a little different and more sophisticated - an idea combining my take with their personality. Another thing I love about the hat business is that it is not as disposable or ephemeral as the high fashion world. A hat is not just for one season, it is for all seasons. It must be so dispiriting to create a truly wonderful dress for somebody knowing that, after all the work you have put into it, they will probably only wear it just the once. Hats however are not something a client will wear just the once. A hat box is like a mood box. You can open a hat box and put a hat on and your mood and persona change until you take it off. I know instinctively what sort of hat will look good on a client. Like my mother in the interior design world, you need to be able to read people. When I was growing up, my mother used to test me to see if I understood what having a good eye meant. She used to ask me which colour dining cloth we should put on the table. I would reply something like “Red because it matches the mans military jacket in the painting just above it.”

Fern £320 Growing up around an interior designer also gave me a love for different textures and materials. One thing that makes my hats just that bit different is the combination of unusual materials which I pull together. I use a lot of fabrics, often pretty unique ones. I always go out with the intention of finding interesting new fabrics… like a chef who forages for unlikely herbs or exotic fruits. Rather than just focusing my attentions upon the shape of the hat, I like interesting textures, colours and surprising little props. The great thing about the English hat is that it is universal. Everybody from Paris to New York wants to wear an English hat that is bespoke, original and beautiful. Its like English suits - every Italian aesthete wants an English-cut suit rather than something knocked out in a back alley of Naples. I love it that the rest of the world is mad for English hats - as if they are the ultimate social fashion accessory. I supplied quite a few hats for the lArc de Triomphe which I enjoyed and in Spring 2013 I am undertaking a joint venture with an American fashion company which we shall be selling in New York. A friend of mine texted me the other day to say that he was staying at The Surrey Hotel in New York, where instead of jewels in glass cases in the lobby they currently have hats by Americas answer to Philip Treacy. I have a few hats displayed in the window of a little shop next to Starbucks across the street from my studio on Pimlico Road. Seeing my hats being exhibited like jewels in the glass case of one of New Yorks chicest hotels however - now THAT would be something!

Gloria £295

For off the rack or bespoke please contact: Laura Cathcart Millinery 52 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8LP millinery@lauracathcart.com / 07500-018337 www.lauracathcart.com


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Explore the world under sail with Star Clippers Imagine the rustle of vast sails being hoisted and feel the warm breeze on your face as they catch the wind, carrying your graceful ship into the sunset, onwards to its next exotic port. Cocktails are being mixed in the al fresco Tropical Bar and guests are gathering to watch the setting sun and chat about the adventures of the day. After dinner there will be dancing under the stars. And, in the morning, the ship will drop anchor at first light, perhaps off a powdery white beach or alongside in an exquisite Mediterranean port, for another day of discovery.

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tar Clippers, one of the premier speciality cruise lines, combines adventures all over the world on board three of the worlds largest and tallest sailing vessels with the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

The two smaller ships in the fleet, Star Clipper and Star Flyer, carrying 170 passengers each, are perfect recreations of traditional clipper ships, with billowing sails and graceful lines, while the magnificent flagship, Royal Clipper, carrying 227 passengers, is the worlds only five-masted square-rigger. All three are the result of the childhood fantasy of Star Clippers Swedish entrepreneur owner, Mikael Krafft, who dreamed of building replicas of the exquisite tea clippers of the 19th century - and in 1991 constructed his first ship, Star Flyer. In summer, the three ships roam the Mediterranean and the Aegean, as well as exploring the Baltic Sea, from iconic St Petersburg to beautiful, remote islands off the Swedish coast. Winter itineraries follow the sun to the lesser-known islands of the Caribbean and the coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Central America. From 2014 Cuba, an exciting new destination, is being introduced.

Longer voyages are also possible, as the ships reposition from one cruising area to another, and anybody who has experienced a transatlantic crossing on a beautiful sailing ship will agree that its an unforgettable experience; a chance to appreciate real peace and to commune with the sea and sky for days on end, either from a lounger on the sun-warmed decks or from the bowsprit nets, high above the ocean. All three ships have expansive teak decks, swimming pools, informal dining, the convivial Tropical Bar on deck and a comfortable piano bar and are large enough to offer first-class accommodation and dining, but small enough to call into intimate ports, untouched by large cruise ships. On board there are opportunities to learn about navigation, to help raise the sails or to climb the mast to the crows nest for incredible views, but guests are equally welcome to lie back with a book and their favourite cocktail. Fellow passengers are sophisticated Europeans, Australians and Americans, many of them either incurable romantics or sailing fanatics, or both, and all of them eventually seduced by the carefree lifestyle


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on board these beautiful ships, far from the stresses of everyday life. So where will you sail in 2013? Here are six inimitable Star Clippers experiences. Spend Valentine’s Day in the Caribbean Cruise the gorgeous Grenadines with your loved one on board the magnificent Royal Clipper, a dazzling sight when shes under full sail. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Tobago Cays, explore chic Bequia and marvel at the beauty of the Pitons in St Lucia. On board, lounge in the bowsprit nets and watch out for dolphins, or dance under the stars at night. The 7-night cruise departs Barbados on February 9, spending Valentines Day in Martinique, and costs from £1,390pp excluding flights. Take a tall ship through the Panama Canal The Panama Canal is a 50-mile-long engineering marvel, slicing through the mountainous, serpent-like country of Panama, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Star Clippers offers the chance to experience full Panama Canal transits as the 170-passenger square rigger, Star Flyer, repositions from her winter cruising area in Costa Rica, making her way slowly through the Caribbean and then across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. A 14-night voyage from Panama to St Maarten via the Panama Canal, Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao, the British Virgin Islands and St Barths, departing March 30, costs from £2,610pp excluding flights. Learn to paint and sketch at sea Learn to draw and paint against the backdrop of a magnificent tall ship under sail on a

voyage along the French and Italian Rivieras or the beautiful Croatian coastline. Both of these themed cruises are led by British artist Richard Nichols, who specialises in seascapes and coastal scenes. Daily Art Afloat workshops include tuition in a variety of media and the cruise price includes an artist's backpack containing sketchbooks, paper, watercolours, brushes and pencils. The 7-night Art Afloat cruise costs from £1,599pp for the French Riviera, on board Star Clipper, departing April 27 and including flights to Nice, transfers, full board on the ship, all art equipment, daily tuition and welcome cocktail party. Join the Tall Ships Parade in Hamburg From May 9-12 Hamburg hosts the world's largest sailing festival, during which 1.5 million visitors from around the world descend on the 800-year-old port to view the magnificent Tall Ships Parade, an assembly of some of the worlds most stunning sailing vessels. Star Flyer, a replica of the trading ships of the 19th century, will be in Hamburg harbour for all three days of the event, including the grand arrival and departure parades of tall ships, historic ships, cruise ships, sailing and motor yachts and other vessels. A 3-night stay on board Star Flyer for the Hamburg port party costs from £690pp excluding flights. All meals on board and sailing excursions during the event are included. Celebrate the midnight sun in St Petersburg

the city. The White Nights festival, or Beliye Nochi, lasts from June 11 to July 2, during which time there are concerts and festivals and the bridges over the Neva River open all night to let boats through. Star Flyer overnights in St Petersburg on her summer Baltic itineraries; a 10-day voyage round-trip from Stockholm departing June 15 costs from £2,270pp excluding flights. Christmas in Costa Rica Imagine spending Christmas Day with scarlet macaws soaring over the forest canopy and howler monkeys swinging through the trees. Star Flyer will spend Christmas 2013 cruising the jungly coast of Costa Rica, round-trip from Puerto Caldera, stopping at deserted islands for sunbathing and snorkelling and exploring the national parks along the coastline, rich in flora and fauna. But Christmas still comes in the tropics and a traditional Christmas lunch will be celebrated on December 25 when the ship is at anchor in beautiful Golfito. From £1,305pp excluding flights, departing December 22.

Stay up all night in St Petersburg, joining the locals in celebrating the luminous nights of midsummer, when the sun only skims the horizon and a kind of euphoria takes over

For further information and to book your Star Clippers Cruise, please call the company's UK general sales agent, Fred. Olsen Travel, on

0845 200 6145 Alternatively bookings can be made through ABTA travel agents.

www.starclippers.co.uk sales@starclippers.co.uk


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The wet spring turned into an even wetter summer which thankfully lifted just in time for the Olympics to begin. Expecting a further lull through the sporting spectacular, we were pleasantly surprised by a significant increase in interest and sales. There is no doubt that weather has an immediate impact on activity in the market and the sunshine certainly brought out the purchasers.

Never has it been a better time to go up the country house scale, and anybody looking to make a big purchase should seriously consider pressing the go button.

We look forward to a reasonably busy autumn but predict that 2013 is going to be more active.

There is currently a big discrepancy between prices in London and prices in the country. The old rules of supply and demand will eventually sort this out and, indeed, we are beginning to see young families who have “clocked” that they can sell their relatively small property in the “usuals” Fulham, Wandsworth, Battersea, Clapham and move out to something really quite substantial in the provinces. The market over £1 million has been slow and those properties that have saleability and have been priced correctly are selling, while others are tending to stick. The market between £400,000 and £800,000 has been active and we continue to trade well in this area.

Tim Dansie, Juliet Garnham, Liza Scott, Jonathan Penn

A picturesque, immaculately maintained and presented, Grade II Listed country house with Tudor origins Nr Ipswich Suffolk Ipswich 2 miles (Liverpool Street Station 90 minutes approx) Woodbridge 7 miles Felixstowe 14 miles

3 Reception rooms, conservatory, Aga kitchen/breakfast room. Impressive principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, 4 further bedrooms, 2 en suite and 2 sharing the family bathroom. Bedroom 6/first floor study. Triple garaging and stores, formal gardens and grounds including a hard tennis court and croquet lawn. In all about 3 acres. Guide Price: £1,100,000

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A classic Edwardian mansion in a tranquil and secluded setting amidst the picturesque countryside of the Alde Valley Nr. Framlingham Suffolk Framlingham 4 miles A12 and Saxmundham railway station 4 miles Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast 13 miles Ipswich 24 miles (distances approximate)

Four principal reception rooms. Various studies, office & library. Kitchen, breakfast room and domestic offices. 12 principal bedrooms with 6 dressing rooms. 6 bath/shower rooms. 6 second floor bedrooms. Extensive basement. Separate 2 bed annexe cottage. Garaging and stores. Formal gardens, meadow and woodland grounds. In all about 15 acres. Price on Application

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Situated close to Long Melford, a substantial 10 acre property with an elegantly presented 7-bedroom house Long Melford Essex/Suffolk Borders Long Melford 1 mile Sudbury 5 miles Colchester 20 miles Clare 5 miles Bury St Edmunds 14 miles (Liverpool Street Station 55 mins) Stansted Airport 38 miles

Set amidst delightful gardens with an impressive multi-purpose party barn, pool and tennis court, together with stables and paddock. 4 reception rooms, Farmhouse kitchen, 7 bedrooms, dressing room and 3 bathrooms, multi-purpose 1600 sq ft party barn, range of cartlodge garages together with workshop and stores, heated swimming pool and tennis court 4 acres of mature formal gardens and grounds. Stable range and yard together with 6  acres of paddock. Guide Price: £1,350,000

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An impressive and very complete country residence offering spacious and well-appointed accommodation in about 3  acres Nr. Ipswich Suffolk (Liverpool Street Station about 70 minutes) A14 links to the east coast ports, Cambridge and the Midlands as well as Stansted Airport (via the M11) and London’s M25

3 Reception rooms. Central open-plan kitchen/breakfast/family room and conservatory. Luxury master suite with vaulted bedroom, en suite bathroom and large dressing room. 4 further bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms. Barn with snooker room, gymnasium and multi-purpose store (with annexe conversion potential). Range of garaging plus at-home office. Heated pool and hard tennis court. Formal gardens and grounds with a picturesque lake. In all about 3  acres. Guide Price: £1,350,000

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A delightful Grade II Listed Suffolk Farmhouse, set amidst 10 acres of wonderfully mature gardens, meadows and paddocks Nr. Framlingham Suffolk Framlingham 2 miles Woodbridge 16 miles A14 & Stowmarket Station 15 miles (Liverpool St Station 85 minutes approx) Ipswich 17 miles (London Liverpool St Station 75mins)

3 Principal reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast room. Stunning vaulted master bedroom with open plan en suite. Five further bedrooms, family bathroom and en suite shower room. Study. Triple cartlodge. Traditional barn with annexe conversion potential. Range of multi-purpose stores. Stable yard with stables and stores. Formal gardens, woodland and grounds. 6 acres of post and railed paddocks and meadow Guide Price: £1,250,000

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Enjoying a rural setting on the edge of Earl Soham, a well presented Suffolk farmhouse amidst 2 acres Nr. Framlingham Suffolk Framlingham 3 miles Woodbridge 14 miles Ipswich 17 miles (Liverpool Street Station 70 mins)

4 reception rooms. Impressive kitchen/breakfast room. Shower room. 4 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom/nursery, bath and shower rooms. Garaging and stores. Delightfully mature gardens and grounds. In all 2 acres Guide Price: £795,000

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Fine rural views and presented to a high standard, a 5 bedroom Suffolk Farmhouse set amidst 2 acres Nr. Debenham Suffolk Debenham 2 miles Stowmarket 9 miles (Liverpool Street Station 85 minutes) A140 1 miles

27 x 15 kitchen/breakfast room. 2 Principal reception rooms. 5 Bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms & en suite shower room. Flexible-use office annexe. Garage/workshop/summerhouse annexe. Garaging & stores. Mature gardens & grounds About 2 acres Guide Price: £595,000

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A classically picturesque Suffolk cottage thoughtfully restored and beautifully presented

Nr. Woodbridge Suffolk Woodbridge 2 miles A12 1 miles Ipswich 9 miles (London’s Street Station 70 minutes)

2 principal reception rooms and library. Kitchen. 3 double bedrooms. Period bathroom and modern shower room. Study/landing bedroom 4. Picturesque village garden Guide Price: £585,000

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Enjoying a prominent position in the heart of one of East Suffolk’s prettiest villages

Nr. Woodbridge Suffolk Framlingham 3 miles Wickham Market 2 miles Woodbridge 9 miles

3 principal reception rooms. Aga kitchen. 5 bedrooms, attic room, 2 bathrooms & shower room. Classical English formal gardens with delightful parkland grounds beyond. In all about 1.6 acres. Guide Price: £750,000

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An historic six bedroom Grade II Listed manor house in an accessible location

Nr. Woodbridge Suffolk Woodbridge 2 miles A12 1 miles Ipswich 9 miles (Liverpool Street Station 70 minutes)

3 principal reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast room. Garden rooms & study. 6 Bedrooms. 3 bathrooms and shower rooms. Swimming pool conservatory with service rooms. Impressive traditional timber framed barn. Gardens & grounds, in all about 4 acres. Guide Price: £1,000,000

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An immaculately presented Grade II Listed cottage, with annexe and office accommodation

Nr Stowmarket Suffolk A140 2 miles A14 3 miles Stowmarket 3 miles (Liverpool Street Station 80 minutes)

3 Reception rooms. Plain English kitchen/breakfast room. 4 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Cartlodge garage. Professionally landscaped grounds. Covered heated pool. Guide Price: £695,000

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BESPOKE VERY Alexandra Field chats with Robert Dubsky, founder of Yacht Masters and quite simply raising the standard... Superyacht chartered for the summer: check.

 Crew booked and vetted: check. 

Route and moorings through the Mediterranean meticulously planned to fit in with your social appointments in Cannes, Monaco and Sardinia: check.

Tables booked at the Moulin de Mougins, Jimmy’z and Hotel Cala di Volpe: check,

check, check. 

That DVD you really wanted to see flown out directly to you in the middle of the Med, only hours after you casually expressed a regret that you hadn’t seen it... er, check.

You must have been dealing with Robert Dubsky.

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his enterprising young British yacht broker has made it his mission to bring to yachting a whole new level of lifestyle detail. For Dubsky, it’s not simply a question of “take the commission and run”: instead, he puts his peerless contacts book to good use to make sure that you get whatever you need on your trip and before you even know you need it. It’s a sort of broker-meetsconcierge service, though Dubsky is still searching for another term to describe what he does.

“Concierge is a tricky word,” he muses. “We’re not offering it as a concierge company, we’re offering it as an addition to the yacht.” His company, Yacht Masters, charges no extra fees for the service - which, beyond simply finding you the perfect superyacht, could range from securing gold dust-like tickets, such as Centre Court Finals Day at Wimbledon or a sold-out operatic premiere, to connecting you with a crack team of maritime security guards to protect your yacht as you

sail through dangerous waters, or even just advising you on prep schools for your children. If you’re lucky, he might invite you shooting in the country, or fly you out to drive supercars in the Arctic Circle. It sounds like a risky business plan: lots of outlay, but where’s the return? Well, he says, his clients aren’t idiots: they know what it costs to charter that yacht.


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“Any broker can go and get the yachts, and many do, simply acting as booking agents, but we have gained good relationships with both owners and Captains and are very competent at negotiating on all deals, but there is always a limit. Every yacht is listed at the same price wherever you go.” So why are they coming to Yacht Masters rather than other brokers? “The only reason is going to be down to the level of service they get in the core product and the general level of service they get from dealing with us, and the privacy they get. People like that.” He must be doing something right: he's just opened his third office, in Monaco, a glamorous addition to his existing presence in Britain (at a private, very discreet country estate) and, most recently, Montenegro. In fact, he is the ONLY superyacht broker to settle in the new marina at Porto Montenegro, the latest under-the-radar playground for the A-list, all glorious vistas and retro chic. That’s no small achievement for a man still in his mid30s. A combination of hard work, entrepreneurialism and, of course, fantastic connections has played in his favour but he says he will not hesitate to drop a connection should they be involved in something he deems “unethical or untrustworthy”. After all, his business relies upon trust and friendship - his version of “social networking with likeminded people” is more likely to involve six or ten people on a driving trip on the Côte d’Azur than 500,000 followers on Twitter.

The same goes for establishing a team upon whom he can rely to work with the same dedication, resourcefulness and courtesy. “Finding staff is probably one of the toughest things in the industry,” he says. His people around the world are just as adept at understanding the technicalities of yachting as dealing with the lifestyle requirements both on board and off, and they are united by one overriding concern: their clients’ happiness, whatever that takes. A lot of it comes down to good judgement, and that is something he has honed over more than a decade in the yacht business (not to mention a spell in the wine trade and another job selling supercars in Park Lane) - and it didn’t always come easily, he says.


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66 | Perspectives Winter Collection “When I first started in yachts, and I was 24, there was a 22-year-old client in Monaco who wanted to charter a 200ft yacht for the Monaco Grand Prix. He said he’d walked into the main Monaco yacht brokers and no one had taken him seriously. Well, I was brand new, and I was taking everybody seriously, so I went to see him. And I assumed that, as a guy who could spend that sort of money, he’d want a flash restaurant so I asked where he wanted to meet and he suggested Stars ’N’ Bars ... which is just a simple bar … and he said to me, “What do you want to drink?” I looked at him and thought, you’re 22, I’m 24, it’s lunchtime: “I’ll have a beer.” So the beer came and he ordered a cappuccino, and I remember thinking what a mistake I’d made. I had just assumed he had been living life as a jetsetter, but of course he was a normal guy; he didn’t want a drink at lunchtime; he met at a bar because it was the easiest place to go to. And there aren’t many guys that we deal with who just want to show off. They’re just normal people.”

Normal his clients might be, but sometimes a little showing off is exactly what they do want and, thanks to the flexibility and personal touch of a small company, rather than some huge credit-card concierge system, Dubsky can provide it - alongside as much discretion as you like. So while you might want a quiet romantic week on a yacht with nothing but sea for miles, when it’s time to pop the question, you can get that Champagne delivered just at the right moment - an experience one of his clients has enjoyed. “Someone proposed recently and we were able to drop the crate of Champagne using GPS-guided parachutes and co-ordinates from the yacht.” That’s the kind of normality you’d go back for again and again.

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Olympics and Paralympics. It is fair to say that even the doubters were silenced and our athletes became role models and ambassadors for what can be achieved with effort and determination. As agents we will have to adopt a similar attitude if we are going to deliver results for our clients this autumn. The feel good factor generated by both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and Olympics have failed to ignite the country house market which remains very cautious. One cannot over estimate how important the word “confidence” is to the market. Banks and lending institutions need to be confident in offering credit, and buyers need confidence that their careers are secure to service their liabilities.

Ian Denton The summer of 2012 will certainly be remembered for the country’s success in hosting and delivering a truly memorable

With the current stable and historically low interest rate, it is most probably one of the best times for purchasers to consider committing to a move. We are seeing an increasing supply of good quality property hitting the market, as

evidenced by the selection of homes we have chosen to show within this edition of Perspectives. This winter also sees the launch of the seven contemporary luxury apartments by Kebbell Homes. The apartments are targeting a market that is under supplied in this area and we are confident they will be well received. The Residential Management Department continues to expand and grow under the expert guidance of Lynda Hammond. To maintain the high level of service that clients have come to expect, Lynda has been joined by Nina Banks who is proving a great asset. Whilst we do not claim to be as fit as our Olympians, the team here are all focused and determined to go beyond the call of duty in securing successful sales for our clients this autumn. If we can be of any help please do contact us.

An individual detached family home enjoying a private position surrounded by mature grounds

Bedfordshire Tingrith Toddington about 2 miles Woburn about 5 miles M1 (Junction 12) about 3 miles

Entrance hall. Sitting room. Dining room. Family room. Study. Kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom. Four bedrooms. Family bathroom and shower room. Double garage and carport. Private grounds. Guide Price: £595,000

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A historic Listed Grade II Mill enjoying an idyllic position on the banks of the River Great Ouse with mature private grounds Buckinghamshire Radclive Buckingham about 1 miles Bicester about 10 miles Milton Keynes about 14 miles

Entrance hall. Three reception rooms. Kitchen/breakfast room. Conservatory. Games room with annexe potential. Principal bedroom with dressing room and bathroom. Two guest bedroom suites. Three further bedrooms. Family bathroom. Indoor leisure complex. Traditional range of outbuildings and stores. Mature gardens and grounds. River meadow and woodland. In all approximately 9.11 acres. Guide Price: £1,600,000

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A unique opportunity to acquire a period Grade II Listed farmhouse Buckinghamshire Hanslope Milton Keynes about 6 miles Trains to London Euston 35 minutes Northampton about nine 9 miles

Family room. Sitting room. Dining room. Utility/boot room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Conservatory. Seven bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Traditional stone barns. Portal framed barn. Open fronted barns. Swimming pool. Tennis court. Pasture field. In all approximately 4.26 hectares (10.53 acres). Guide Price: ÂŁ1,300,000

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Scott Fowler Solicitors Scott Fowler is a four Partner firm with a staff of over 30 people based in Northampton, with a Canary Wharf office for appointments in London. We have been providing bespoke and specialist legal advice on various respects of English Law since 1968. We specialise in the fields of residential, agricultural, commercial and other property transactions and the structuring or management of individuals wealth. The Partners have broad range of practical commercial experience in addition to legal expertise and we place great emphasis on protecting clients interests and needs. The firm has an eclectic client base including advising overseas clients purchasing property in the UK with links into Isle of Man, Geneva, UAE, China and the EU. Residential Conveyancing We understand that moving house can be one of the most disruptive and stressful events of your life. We never lose sight of this and have a dedicated and experienced team of conveyancers led by Senior Partner Richard Fowler who has practiced in this field for over 30 years. The team guide clients through the transaction and provide a truly personal service where clients can speak to their conveyancer and be provided with practical as well as legal advice throughout the transaction. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients fully informed at all stages and are on hand to advise on how best to deal with any problems that may arise along the way. We deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing including: sales and purchase of freehold and leasehold houses and flats, transfers of equity, re-mortgaging and assured shorthold tenancies. Agricultural Law We also have a dedicated and committed agricultural team headed by Christopher Vaughan which work with energy and focus to provide

clients with the best tailored advice relating to all legal aspects of managing farms and their assets. The team are members of the Agricultural Law Association and the Country Land and Business Association, and also provide expertise on general countryside law matters. We deal with all aspects of agricultural law including agricultural entitlements, agricultural tenancies and associated agricultural issues, business structures capital and inheritance taxation, environmental law, land sales and purchases, options and development, trusts and wills and woodland sale and purchases. Wealth Management Our wealth management team has particular experience in advising and structuring UK wealth to maximise tax efficiency. With close links with the Law Trust Group of companies in the Isle of Man the team specialise in the provision of trust, company and accountancy services to both domiciled and non-domiciled high net worth individuals. Commercial Property The commercial property teams is headed by Edward Fowler and provides expert advice to both businesses and individuals at every step of the commercial property purchase. We specialise in advising clients with regard to niche commercial property investments including hotel and student rooms. We are currently recommended solicitors for several large commercial investment developments. Scott Fowler are accredited with the Law Societys Lexcel Practice Management Quality and Quality Conveyancing Standard. We provide our clients with an efficient, energetic and friendly service, which focus on client satisfaction and aims to exceed our clients expectations


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An exceptional and recently completed barn conversion set in open countryside together with a cottage, stabling and land Bedfordshire Shelton Wellingborough about 12 miles St. Neots about 13 miles Bedford about 15 miles Northampton about 22 miles Milton Keynes about 30 miles (distances approximate)

Entrance hall. Three reception rooms. Large kitchen/breakfast room. Five bedrooms. Four bathrooms (three en suite). Attached three bedroom cottage. Nissen building. American barn with stables, tack room and large games room above. Large garden with pond and hard tennis court. Paddocks. In all about 8.3 of a hectare (20.5 acres). Guide Price: ÂŁ1,325,000

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A period farmhouse presented in excellent condition with extensive gardens including leisure facilities Bedfordshire Tilsworth Leighton Buzzard about 5 miles M1 junction 9 about miles Central Milton Keynes about 15 miles

Sitting room. Dining room. Study. Family room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom. Master bedroom suite. Guest bedroom suite. Three further bedrooms. Family bathroom. Triple carport. Office. Double garage. Two stables. Swimming pool. Hard tennis court. Garden and pony paddock. In all approximately 1.5 acres. Guide Price: ÂŁ1,095,000

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An individual architect designed house presented in excellent condition and enjoying a peaceful position Bedfordshire Silsoe Hitchin about 9 miles. Milton Keynes about 18 miles. M1 motorway junction 12 about 7 miles

Reception hall. Four reception rooms. Kitchen. Utility room. Cloakroom. Galleried landing. Master bedroom suite. Guest bedroom suite. Three further bedrooms. Family bathroom. Integral double garage. Landscaped garden and grounds. In all approximately 1.6 acres. Guide Price: ÂŁ1,100,000

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A unique character property on the edge of the village providing residential and commercial opportunities

Bedfordshire Stanbridge Leighton Buzzard about 5 miles Woburn about 7 miles M1 junction 9 about 11 miles

Three reception rooms. Four bedrooms. Traditional outbuildings providing approximately 2,850 sq ft of covered space. Commercial use with potential to provide residential annexe. Delightful garden and grounds extending in all to just over half an acre. Guide Price: ÂŁ750,000

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Contemporary apartments on the edge of Woburn

Bedfordshire Woburn Milton Keynes about 8 miles M1 motorway junction 13 about 4 miles London about 50 miles (distances approximate)

This winter sees the launch of seven two and three bedroom apartments by Kebbell Homes. Maryland College is a handsome Edwardian building which is celebrating an inspired renaissance into unique luxury apartments. Price on Application

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Milton Keynes, Middleton

Bedfordshire, Woburn

A well proportioned five bedroom detached family home offering spacious and quality accommodation throughout. Entrance hall. Cloakroom. Kitchen/breakfast room. Utility room. Four reception rooms. Conservatory. Master bedroom with en suite. Guest bedroom with en suite shower. Three further bedrooms. Jack and Jill bathroom. Detached double garage. Enclosed gardens. £2,500 pcm, exclusive

A deceptively spacious Grade II Listed three bedroom refurbished end of terrace house. Reception/dining hall. Sitting room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Utility. Cloakroom. Cellar. Master bedroom with en suite. Guest bedroom with en suite cloakroom. Further double bedroom. Bathroom. Off road parking. Paved recreational area. £1,650 pcm, exclusive

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Northamptonshire, Titchmarsh Bedfordshire, Woburn A substantial five bedroom stone barn conversion set in a desirable location. Reception hall. Sitting room. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom. Master bedroom with en suite. Guest bedroom with en suite. Three further bedrooms. Bathroom. Double garage. Off road parking. Gardens.

A charming four bedroom detached character property set in the sought after village of Woburn. Entrance hall. Snug/family room. Sitting room. Kitchen/diner. Utility. Cloakroom. Master bedroom with en suite. Three further bedrooms. Bathroom. Garden. Detached outbuilding.

£1,450 pcm, exclusive

£1,584 pcm, exclusive

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RED BOOK RedBook Agency is the first agency set up to help clients identify the ideal architect or landscape designer for their projects using the Agency’s unrivalled industry knowledge and personal expertise. Taking its name from the celebrated ‘Red Books’ made by Humphry Repton, one of the most significant figures in the history of English taste, RedBook Agency is a groundbreaking new service that helps clients find and select the ideal architect and landscape designer for their project from among the brightest talents in Britain. British architects and landscape designers enjoy a hard-earned reputation as world leaders, yet prospective clients often find the right practice hard to identify. No wonder: Britain has 33,000 architects and no limit to the numbers calling

themselves landscape-designers. What is more, some of the finest practitioners prefer not to advertise or even have a website. RedBook Agency will offer clients: ! A choice of outstanding practices working across the entire spectrum of styles ! Tailored match-making with the ideal practice ! Friendly advice on the whole commissioning - and building process ! In-depth knowledge of practices and unrivalled expertise in architecture and landscape design

The benefits to clients include: ! Saving time and research effort ! Absolute confidence in their final choice of creative partner ! Maximising the aesthetic and financial value of the project ! Minimising risks of any upset during the building phase ! Greater enjoyment of the commissioning process ! No cost beyond the normal fees charged by the practices Sandy Mitchell, founder and director of RedBook Agency and a former editor of Country Life and the Sunday Telegraph Review section,


Sandy Mitchell, founder, RedBook Agency

was inspired by Repton’s design and creation of legacy architecture. Repton presented his proposals to clients in the form of red moroccobound volumes that became known as his ‘Red Books’, many of which survive today. Prospective clients looking for a creative partner often have to rely on word of mouth which can be a slow process, yielding only one or two names. And who can be sure whether an architect or landscape designer recommended informally will provide the best possible match of vision, personality or budget? By using RedBook, clients receive tailored, independent advice on a wide range of the very best practices so that they can then make an informed selection of architect or landscape designer with complete confidence that they are realising the full aesthetic and financial potential of their project, whether it’s their first or fifth. In practice, this means that all prospective clients will be interviewed by RedBook’s team in person at the outset to assess their needs and commitment - and to form an initial view as to the most appropriate match. The RedBook team members will then liaise with practices - giving them a brief on the client’s project - to ensure the client and the project truly appeals. Only then is the client put in touch with the practice. Of course, neither the client nor the practice is under any obligation to accept a particular introduction from the Agency. RedBook will represent up to 30 of the UK’s finest architecture practices whilst the landscape design practices will be limited to 15. The practices represented by RedBook cover the spectrum - from designing visionary contemporary buildings to restoring historic houses, from creating cutting-edge landscapes to traditional town or country gardens - and they include the most experienced practitioners as well as brilliant young ‘stars of tomorrow’. The practices work in every corner of Britain and vary greatly in size of practice just as they do in their fees. Yet all these practices share two qualities: exceptional talent and the highest degree of peer-respect. To ensure that this exclusive ‘club’ retains its exacting membership standards, RedBook relies upon a top flight advisory panel to select practices of the right calibre. The panel includes Clive Aslet, an expert on British architecture; Jeremy Musson, the architectural historian; Dominic Bradbury,


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architecture and design commentator; Sir Roy Strong, the design expert and well-known garden journalist Stephen Anderton. Clients will pay only a small registration fee up-front. RedBook’s revenue is earned from the practices represented, who trust the agency

to introduce clients they will enjoy working with. There are no joining fees or other up-front expenses for practices represented by RedBook. RedBook aspires to help clients and the architects and landscape designers it represents - leave their

own mark on the nation for future generations to enjoy and admire. Building or remodelling an apartment or house – or creating a garden – is a glorious opportunity that for many people comes along once in a lifetime. RedBook believes in doing everything possible to help clients make the most of that opportunity, and their investment in the project, whether it is in London, the country or abroad.

www.redbookagency.com For more information, please contact Sandy Mitchell on +44 (0) 20 7060 6222 or sandy@redbookagency.com.


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Despite continued European and global economic concerns affecting the UK residential housing market, we are still enjoying a stable market in Bury St Edmunds.

complement each other extremely well with Simon focusing on land agency and professional services whilst we concentrate on our core residential business.

Not even Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee or the Olympics/Paralympics could distract the most focussed house buyers and whilst buyer sentiment may not be as strong as it once was we have had a great many successful sales over the Spring & Summer.

Part of our recent success must be due to the fact that Bury St Edmunds is such a fine market town and its enduring appeal ensures its popularity with buyers. A good example of a recent successful sale in town was the property pictured below in Albert Crescent, this fine Edwardian house came to the market for the first time since the 1920’s and sold swiftly for its full asking price.

Whilst it is certainly true that the residential market in Suffolk has been challenging it is our experience that well presented, and crucially sensibly priced property continues to enjoy active sales.

Our rental department headed by Jane Boreham continues to expand and we are experiencing good demand for both town & country houses especially town centre houses/apartments and large village/country houses.

Our association with Simon Pott & Co is proving very successful and our businesses

Simon Pott, Oliver Peacock and Matthew Cutting

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Looking ahead, we expect a quieter market over the winter months but are anticipating a surge of activity in the New Year leading into what will hopefully be an active market in the Spring/Summer of 2013. If you are considering a sale in the New Year now is the time to take advice and plan your move.

We have also experienced significant successes in the country market this Summer and the fine late Georgian village house brought to the market at £1,200,000 pictured above right sold quickly with competition.

The Property Buying Service is run by Brigid Martineau, who is based near Bury St Edmunds, in the heart of the region, and is supported by the full range of partners, staff and services provided by the Jackson-Stops & Staff network. How to make house hunting easier If visiting Estate Agents Offices, sifting through countless brochures and attending fruitless viewings is not for you, then why not consider instructing an experienced Buying Agent, with local knowledge, who will act solely for you, the purchaser? Brigid Martineau has worked in this field for the past 20 years and has been successful in finding and purchasing a great many houses on behalf of retained clients. Whilst some of these have been purchased on the open market, many have not. Instead, they have either been acquired prior to the start of marketing or directly from vendors selling privately.

May I also remind you of our buying service operated by Brigid Martineau who acts on behalf of purchasers seeking that elusive dream home – if you are finding it difficult tracking down the perfect property please see the article below for more information. If you require advice over any property matter we would be delighted to hear from you.

How we can help you Brigid Martineau will carefully assess your particular requirements by meeting you (without obligation), preferably in your own home. Once instructed, she will then begin the search for suitable properties using her wealth of experience from working in East Anglia for the past 20 years, her range of professional and personal contacts as well as through local Estate Agents and the property press. Having viewed a number of houses and drawn up a short list, she will report back to you and advise you on the house you should see. Once the right house has been found we will handle negotiations to secure the property on the best possible terms and provide advice through to completion and in many cases beyond. Brigid will also make the necessary viewing arrangements, including travel and overnight accommodation, should you require it.

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A beautifully presented grade II listed Farmhouse with excellent adjoining annexe in a “tucked away” setting

Bacton Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 19 miles Stowmarket 5 miles

Three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, shower room, garden room, boiler room, office/boot room, five bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Attached annexe with kitchen/living room, three bedrooms, bathroom and mezzanine area above two of the bedrooms. Mature grounds and gardens and useful outbuilding. In all about 1.16 acres (sts). Guide Price: £695,000

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A magnificent grade II listed period village house

Wyverstone Suffolk Stowmarket 8 miles Bury St Edmunds 16 miles

Three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, laundry room, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. Triple garage, mature gardens, woodland and paddock. In all about 5.15 acres (sts). Guide Price: £795,000

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A charming single storey barn conversion with detached annexe, in a rural setting

Thorpe Morieux Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 9 miles Lavenham 4 miles

One large reception room, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, six bedrooms, five bath/shower rooms and loft/office space. Annexe with kitchen, reception room, bedroom and bathroom. Garage, swimming pool, large gardens and grounds and outbuilding. In all about 2.9 acres (sts). Guide Price: £699,950

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An elegant detached house with substantial accommodation built to a high specification

Bury St Edmunds

Three/four reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, five bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Double garage and beautiful gardens. Guide Price: £699,000

Suffolk Bury St Edmunds town centre  mile Newmarket 12 miles

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A brand new energy efficient home built to a high specification, enjoying a lovely edge of village setting

Felsham

Entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining/family room, utility, cloakroom, study, four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Carport, Cart Lodge and good sized rear garden. Guide Price: £485,000

Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 8 miles Stowmarket 8 miles Lavenham 8 miles

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A charming period house set in a lovely rural location

Chevington Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 7 miles Cambridge 24 miles Stowmarket 21 miles

Four reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility/boot room, snug, conservatory, cloakroom, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Garden house, mature gardens and grounds extending to about 2 acres (sts). Guide Price: £650,000

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A spacious grade II listed period house

Stoke by Clare Suffolk Clare 2 miles Bury St Edmunds 22 miles Sudbury 11 miles

Three reception rooms, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, cellar, seven bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms, excellent office/annexe and large gardens. Guide Price: ÂŁ625,000

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A spacious period town house set in one of the most desirable locations in the town centre

Bury St Edmunds Suffolk Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Walking distance Newmarket 12 miles Cambridge 28 miles

Four reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, pantry, conservatory, cloakroom, five/six bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate wc. Garage, ample off road parking and extensive gardens of approximately 0.40 of an acre (sts). Guide Price: ÂŁ695,000

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Newly built detached family house in ‘tucked away’ location

Fornham All Saints Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 2 miles Newmarket 11 miles Cambridge 25 miles

Two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, two cloakrooms, downstairs self contained bedroom suite and three first floor bedroom suites. Large parking area, gardens and outbuildings. In addition to the house and gardens a further 8 acres of pasture is available by separate negotiation. Guide Price: £695,000

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A beautifully presented and extended period house

Norton Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 9 miles Stowmarket 9 miles Cambridge 38 miles

Three reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, conservatory, five bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Cart lodge style four bay garage block, large gardens with swimming pool and pool house featuring gym, shower room, cloakroom and kitchenette. Guide Price: £849,500

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01284 700535

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A beautifully presented elegant town house

Bury St Edmunds Suffolk Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Walking distance Newmarket 12 miles Cambridge 28 miles

Two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, three bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms and study. Charming walled garden and private parking space. Guide Price: £449,950

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Fast Find 47124

Rickinghall, Suffolk

Hopton, Diss, Norfolk

A delightful timber framed period house. Three reception rooms, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, four bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. Parking area and gardens. Guide Price: £385,000

A well presented school conversion. Two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, bathroom, garden room, two bedrooms and a shower room. Attached self contained annexe. Double garage, outbuilding and large gardens. Guide Price: £375,000

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Fast Find 49117

Market Weston, Norfolk

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Handsome family house standing in 1/3 of an acre (sts). Three reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, office/games room, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. Large gardens and parking. Guide Price: £349,950

An impressive grade II listed double fronted town house. Three reception rooms, kitchen, conservatory, cloakroom, three bedrooms, bathroom and study area. Delightful rear gardens and residents permit parking. Guide Price: £345,000

Fast Find 47730

Fast Find 48199

Wetherden, Suffolk

Botesdale, Suffolk

A beautifully presented, recently restored and extended period cottage. Three reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, bathroom, three bedrooms and en suite shower room. Parking area and attractive gardens. Guide Price: £325,000

A delightful and well presented period cottage. Reception room, garden room, kitchen/dining room, shower room, three bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. Two cart lodge parking spaces and enclosed courtyard style rear gardens. Guide Price: £250,000

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St Martins News Can you believe it? We’re 40 years old and it’s Christmas again! The Game of Life Like everyone else in Great Britain I was completely caught up

Annual Boules Competition which took place in Cathedral

in the spectacle of this year’s Olympics and Paralympics. So

Close. There were 7 other teams taking part/donating and we

many heart-throbbing things to be proud of. Opportunities for

are delighted to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank

Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes to flourish were of

them all for their support. A sincere thank you therefore to:

course laid down many years ago. How that commitment,

Archant Ltd • Barratt & Cooke • Birketts Solicitors •

planning and funding paid off this summer! Do you see where I

Cozens-Hardy Solicitors • Hudson Architects Ltd •

am going with this? Given the right circumstances everyone can

McTear Williams & Wood • Rogers & Norton Solicitors

achieve. Everyone. If you, your congregation, business or community group is able St Martins Housing Trust is committed to providing a service for

to help us this Christmas we would be pleased to receive your

the homeless people of Norwich and Norfolk. We do more than

donation at the address below.

provide temporary accommodation. We are committed to helping people whose lives are broken. We offer emergency

Alternatively please e-mail us requesting

direct access accommodation, residential care, support and

our Gift Aid Declaration Form, completion

development to enable everyone to achieve their full potential

of which will help us to increase your

and a greater level of independence. We carefully plan to get

valued donation by reclaiming an

them to the start line. And then we look proudly on as they get

additional 25% from the Government.

back in the game of life after a period of homelessness. On Wednesday 5th September a team from Jackson-Stops & Staff Norwich raised £1600.00 for the Trust with their

Thank you. Kevin Long, Chair of Trustees

St Martins Housing Trust

Addressing the needs of homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk since 1972

35 Bishopgate • Norwich • NR1 4AA • Tel (01603) 667706 • Fax (01603) 663845 Email: enquiries@stmartinshousing.org.uk • Website: www.stmartinshousing.org.uk A registered charity for single homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk. Charity No. 802013


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copy) and via a user friendly website linked to the main portals. There is no second chance to make a first impression. Below are some notable recent sales spread across Norfolk. Our highly experienced team will be pleased to give you professional advice on selling your house or on any other property related matters. SO LD BROADS

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Sales are down compared to the same period last year and houses are competing for fewer buyers 10-1 as apposed to 17-1 in 2007.

Banks/lenders are a good deal more cautious and whilst this has slowed the sales process there are very good mortgage deals available. The best placed buyers are looking for value and quality and good locations will sell in any market.

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The Spring and Summer have proved to be a challenging time for selling houses. The weather for viewing has not been good nor the economic climate and there have been the wonderful distractions of the Diamond Jubilee and both the Olympics.

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The Team: (l-r) Karen Needham, George Greenock, Nigel Steele, Carolyn Hayward and Tim Hayward

In this climate it is more imperative than ever that as a seller your house is presented at an attractive price with good photographs, a smart brochure (87% of all buyers still want a hard

NORWICH

A beautifully refurbished country house set in a mature parkland setting

Broome Norfolk Bungay 2 Miles Beccles 5 Miles Diss 18 miles Norwich 15 Miles

Hall/Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Snug/Family Room, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Cellar, Integral Double Garage and workshop. Master Bedroom with en suite Bathroom, Guest Bedroom with en suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, 2 Further Bathrooms. Long Driveway approach, Double Garage, Barn, Landscaped Gardens and undulating parkland, in all to about 12.7 acres. Guide Price: ÂŁ1,250,000

Norwich office

01603 612333

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An impressive Grade II Listed country house with cottage in lovely mature grounds. Keswick Norfolk Norwich City Centre 3 miles

Reception Hall, Magnificent Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Cloakroom, Laundry Room, extensive lower ground floor with cellars and exercise pool. 6 Bedrooms, Dressing Room, 3 Bathrooms, Attic Rooms. Cottage, Range of Outbuildings, Heated Pool, Gardens & Grounds in all about 10 acres. Guide Price ÂŁ1,750,000

Norwich office

01603 612333 norwich@jackson-stops.co.uk

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A Listed Grade ll family house situated in a rural location Bergh Apton, Norfolk Entrance Hall, 3 Reception Rooms, Conservatory, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room. Boot Room, Cloakroom, Cellar, Workshop. First Floor: Master Bedroom Suite with En Suite Bathroom, Bedroom 2 with En Suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Second Floor: Sitting Room, 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Barn, Stable & Hay Loft, Double Open Fronted Garages, Gardens and Paddocks. In all about 7 Acres. Guide Price: £995,000 Fast Find 49000

An immaculately presented Victorian house with river frontage Thorpe St Andrews, Norfolk Entrance Lobby, Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Utility/Cloak Room, Kitchen/Living Area, Cellar. First Floor: Landing, Master Bedroom with Walk in Wardrobe, en suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2 with en suite Shower Room Bedrooms 3 & 4, Family Bathroom. Outside; Studio with Cloakroom, decking area, car port, mooring, land and a mooring on the opposite side of the river. Guide Price: £835,000 Fast Find 49254

A beautifully presented house situated on The North Norfolk Coast Blakeney, Norfolk Entrance Hall, Dining and Entertaining Room, Main Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study/Sitting Room 2, Utility Room, Boot Room, Shower Room. Galleried Landing, Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Main Garden, Terrace, Secret Garden with Summer House, Woodland, Dell, Double Garage. In all about 2 Acres. Guide Price: £1,175,000 Fast Find 48388

Norwich office

01603 612333

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A newly modernised period house with landscaped gardens and river frontage Wroxham, Norfolk Entrance Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Drawing Room, Conservatory, Dining Room, Study, Cellar. First Floor: Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and en suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms, en suite Bathroom and Family Wet Room. Second Floor: 2 Bedrooms and Shower Room. Outside: Annex, Landscaped Gardens, Triple Garage & Store Sheds, Greenhouse, River Frontage, Double Mooring Dock, Quay Heading. In all about 1 acre. Guide Price: £1,100,000 Fast Find 48755

A substantial Edwardian house with delightful gardens and grounds Belaugh, Norfolk Porch, Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga, Utility, Cloakroom, Cellar. 6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. 1 Bedroom Cottage, Conservatory and Original Greenhouses, Garage Block with workshop and loft over. Outbuildings and Stables, Summer House, Swimming Pool, Charming mature gardens, 3 Paddocks. In all about 2.75 Acres. Guide Price: £849,000 Fast Find 35491

A spacious period family house with generous outbuildings and grounds Yaxham, Norfolk Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Sitting Room, Larder, Boot Room/Utility Room, Cloakroom, Rear Lobby, Landing, Main Bedroom with en suite Shower Room, 4 Further Bedrooms, Study/Bedroom 6, Family Bathroom, Extensive range of traditional Outbuildings including barns, Home Office and Stabling. Three Paddocks, Ponds, small Woodland. Gardens and Grounds. In all about 5 acres Guide Price: £995,000 Fast Find 35491

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An outstanding Arts and Crafts style house Wood Dalling, Norfolk 2 Reception Rooms, Dining Room, Library, Office, Kitchen Breakfast Room, Pantry, Bathroom. 7 Double Bedrooms, 4 en suite Bathrooms, Family Bathroom. Outbuilding with Games Room, Workshop, Utility Room. Swimming Pool 6.75 acres of Gardens and Grounds further land available. Guide Price: £1,250,000 Fast Find 45414

A beautifully modernised family house just south of Norwich Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk Lobby, Staircase Hall, Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Cloakroom, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Library, Study, Office, Landing, Main Bedroom with Dressing Room and en suite Bathroom, 3 Double Bedrooms (1 with en suite) and Family Bathroom. 4 Garages, Terraces, Gardens and Grounds of about 3.5 acres. Guide Price: £995,000 Fast Find 45652

A Substantial Elegant Grade II Listed Manor House Little Plumstead, Norfolk Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Study, Conservatory, Boiler Room, Utility/Boot Room, 7 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, 2 Shower Rooms (1 en suite), Victorian Green House, Swimming Pool, Workshop, Garden Store, Barn, 3 Original Stables and Tack Room, Gardens and grounds of just under 3 Acres. Guide Price: £895,000 Fast Find 46595

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A charming Grade II farmhouse with outbuildings Silfield Nr Wymondham, Norfolk Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Utility, Cloakroom, Freezer Room.5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Self contained 1 Bedroom Annexe with Kitchen and Bathroom. Barn, Garaging, Stables, Workshop and Store Sheds. Attractive Gardens with hard Tennis Court, area of Woodland and Paddock, in all over 3 acres. Guide Price: £725,000 Fast Find 48957

A substantial detached house in an elevated position Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk Porch, Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Garden Room, Dining Room, Large Conservatory, newly fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Cloakroom 2, Integral Garage.4 Bedrooms (2 with en suite showers) Family Bathroom. Gardens, Woodland and Paddock in all about 4.6 acres. Guide Price: £625,000 Fast Find 49308

A beautifully restored Listed Grade II farmhouse Denver, Norfolk Hall, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Laundry Room, 3 Receptions, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (1 en suite), Office, Triple Oak Cart Shed Garage. Attractive mature gardens of 1 acre including orchard. Mainline station 3 miles. Guide Price: £650,000

Fast Find 40083

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Fast Find 47609

Fast Find 48629

Loddon, Norfolk

Norwich, Norfolk

A spacious family house on the edge of this popular village. Hall, 3 Reception Rooms, Study/Library, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Gym, Conservatory, Utility, 2 Cloakrooms. Master Bedroom with en suite Dressing Room and Bathroom, 5 Further Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Garaging, Outbuildings and Gardens. Guide Price: £725,000

A delightful mid 19th Century semi-detached family house with well proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights in a sought after location. Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 4/Studio, Shower Room, Utlity Room, 3 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Front and Rear Gardens and Off Street Parking. Guide Price: £550,000

Fast Find 49925

Fast Find 49726

East Harling, Norfolk

Great Ellingham, Norfolk

A Charming family house standing in an excellent village location and planning permission for a Cottage. Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Master Bedroom with, en suite Bathroom, 3 Further Bedrooms one with en Suite Bathroom, Family Bathroom. Stables, Garage, Kitchen Garden, Orchard with Planning for 2 Bedroom, dwelling with Garage. Guide Price £610,000

A charming period Georgian fronted farmhouse with Pottery Studio and Outbuildings. Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Conservatory, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Cloakroom, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Pottery Studio, former Stables, Office, Carport and Garage. In about 1.2 Acres. Guide Price: £475,000

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Fast Find 49779

Fast Find 48999

Ditchingham, Norfolk

Old Beetley, Norfolk

A rare opportunity to convert and extend a brick and pantiled barn standing in about 1.75 acres with magnificent rural views. At present there is planning for about 2000 to 2200 sq feet of accommodation, laid out in a format by the sellers for their own purposes. This layout may be changed subject to any necessary consents. Guide Price: £250,000

A delightful family house with self-contained annex in a charming rural setting with large gardens and paddock of about 1 acre. Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Study, Store Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, 4 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Annexe, Gravelled Driveway, Parking, Garage/ Workshop, Stable/Store, Attractive Gardens and Grounds. Guide Price: £475,000

Fast Find 45765

Fast Find 50165

West Lexham, Norfolk

Reepham, Norfolk

A detached brick & flint Cottage, with outbuildings and gardens of about 1/2 acre. Reception Hall/Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Boiler/Boot Room, Sitting Room 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. Twin Double Garages, Attractive Gardens. Guide Price: £375,000

A four bedroom family house with a traditional barn, garaging in gardens and grounds of about 1.9 acres. Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Conservatory, Utility. Main Bedroom with en Suite Shower, 3 further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Traditional Barn, Garaging, Covered Parking, Stores, Gardens & Grounds of just under 2 acres. Guide Price: £375,000

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flats ever to hit Newmarket. North Lodge is superbly located with far reaching unspoilt views over the Gallops and the design and finish to the flats is stunning. Comprising of just six, there are only three remaining.

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In addition to landed properties and new homes, we have seen a useful number of upper and mid range houses and flats selling well, provided they have been well presented and sensibly priced; see The Gables (illustrated).

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Philip Gilbey MRICS and Jock Lloyd-Jones FNAEA

The Gables

Our lettings and management team have been very busy processing lets and increasing the number of properties under management. It is pleasing to see American tenants from RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath re-entering the market with more confidence.

Here in Newmarket our agency team has handled an exceptional number of landmark sales during the first half of this year. These include two stud farms; see Freedom Farm (illustrated) and Great Bradley Oak Stud for overseas clients. Other notable sales which demonstrate the on-going demand for houses with land include Brinkley House (illustrated) and Weston Green Barn. It is encouraging that in the face of generally strong head winds we are still finding buyers for such properties at price levels which have pleased our clients and within reasonable timescales as well.

Please do not hesitate to call us or drop in for a cup of coffee if you would like to discuss your property requirements.

The last quarter has also seen the launch of arguably the best quality development of

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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All in all 2012 has been an excellent year and as these pages show, there are still plenty of houses to choose from.

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Substantial apartments with unrivalled views

Suffolk Newmarket Cambridge 14 miles Bury St Edmunds 15 miles London 67 miles

Communal entrance hall, grand lobby, kitchen, sitting/dining room, master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, bedroom 3 and shower/cloakroom, utility/laundry room. 2 allocated parking spaces, balcony/terrace to all main rooms with outstanding views, communal grounds and lift access to all floors. Guide Price: ÂŁ695,000

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An exceptional Regency house in a superb private setting

Suffolk Lidgate, near Newmarket Newmarket 7 miles Cambridge 20 miles London 70 miles

Hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, wine cellars. 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms and games room. Attractive landscaped gardens, ponds, paddocks, tithe barn and separate office. In all about 12.89 acres (sts). Guide Price: ÂŁ1,950,000

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A substantial Victorian house in an unrivalled town location

Suffolk Newmarket Cambridge 14 miles Bury St Edmunds 15 miles London 67 miles

Hall, 4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room with larder, cloakroom, cellar. Galleried landing, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Driveway and parking, double garage, detached 2/3 bedroom cottage, landscaped gardens and garden stores. Guide Price: £1,200,000

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Superb equestrian property with attractive farmhouse

Suffolk Wetherden Stowmarket 4 miles Bury St Edmunds 12 miles Newmarket 27 miles

17th Century farmhouse incorporating sitting room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, utility/study, 3 first floor bedrooms and family bathroom, cloakroom, 2 further second floor bedrooms. 74 stables, indoor ride, 4 furlong woodchip gallop, 2 furlong canter, equine water treadmill, 15 nursery paddocks, lunge rings and horse walker, all weather paddock, isolation unit. Guide Price: £2,200,000

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Substantial period style barn with equestrian facilities

Cambridgeshire Burwell Newmarket 5 miles Cambridge 11 miles Stansted Airport 35 miles London 70 miles

Hall, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room/family room, utility room, cloakroom, ground floor guest bedroom with en suite shower room. Galleried landing and sitting room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further bedrooms (en suite cloakroom to bedroom 3), shower room and office/bedroom 5. Driveway and parking, integral double garage, attractive garden, stables, paddocks and floodlit manége. Guide Price: £975,000

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Substantial Grade I Listed town house

Suffolk Clare Newmarket 16 miles Bury St Edmunds 16 miles Cambridge 26 miles London 75 miles

Hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, utility/games room, kitchen/breakfast room, separate 1st floor study, 2 cellars, inner hall, cloakroom/Wc, 8 bedrooms, 6 en suite bathrooms. Former housekeeper’s cottage with entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloakroom, bedroom with en suite bathroom. Former coach house garage, large gardens and workshop/stable and summerhouse. Guide Price: £999,950

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Substantial detached family house

Suffolk Newmarket Cambridge 14 miles Bury St Edmunds 15 miles London 67 miles

Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, spa pool with shower room, two cloakrooms. Landing, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, five further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Driveway and parking, integral double garage, heated outdoor swimming pool and large garden. Guide Price: £925,000

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Substantial detached period town house

Suffolk Newmarket Cambridge 14 miles Bury St Edmunds 15 miles London 67 miles

Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom. Galleried landing, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, six further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Driveway, parking and enclosed rear garden Guide Price: £775,000

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Fast Find 47526

Fast Find 46894

Suffolk, Wickhambrook

Suffolk, Newmarket

A charming and well presented Grade II Listed detached cottage in a quiet rural location enjoying superb views over open countryside. Hall, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and shower/cloakroom. Annexe studio/bedroom 4, store room and Wc. Landing, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. Driveway and parking, double garage, large garden and outdoor heated swimming pool. Guide Price: £499,000

A beautifully presented and well proportioned family house with an attractive south facing garden, ample parking and conveniently located for the High Street. Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Garden Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility/Cloakroom. 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom and Shower Room. Driveway, Detached Cart Lodge, Office, Store and Partly Walled Garden. Guide Price: £650,000

Fast Find 49284

Fast Find 48632

Cambridgeshire, Coveney

Cambridgeshire, Burwell

A well presented and spacious detached family house with an attractive garden and countryside views. Hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, pantry, cloakroom, cellar. 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, annexe bedroom 6 with en suite shower room. Driveway and parking, detached double garage and enclosed garden. Guide Price: £495,000

A substantial and beautifully presented contemporary village house with an enclosed garden. Hall, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom. Landing, master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms and bathroom. Driveway and parking, integral double garage and enclosed garden. Guide Price: £895,000

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Fast Find 40696

Suffolk, Newmarket

Suffolk, Newmarket

A superbly located and beautifully presented Edwardian townhouse with a self-contained basement flat and within walking distance of the High Street. Hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom. 5 bedrooms (1 en suite), dressing room/nursery and family bathroom. Basement flat with kitchen/reception room, bedroom and shower room. Enclosed rear garden. Guide Price: £475,000

A stunning and exclusive ground floor apartment backing onto Long Hill Training Grounds. Hall, open plan sitting/dining room, integrated kitchen. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom and shower room. Allocated and visitors parking, private terrace and communal grounds. Guide Price: £350,000

Fast Find 47629

Fast Find 48727

Suffolk, Newmarket

Suffolk, Great Wratting

A well presented family house finished to the highest specification with a private landscaped garden. Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom. Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, 4 Further Bedrooms, Bathroom and Shower Room. Driveway and Parking, Detached Double Garage, Enclosed Landscaped Garden.

A superbly presented detached family house in an attractive edge of village location with delightful grounds extending to 0.5 acres in all (sts). Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Garden Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and Shower/Cloakroom. Landing, 4 Bedrooms and Family Bathroom. Driveway and Parking, Double Garage and Large Garden.

Guide Price: £450,000

Guide Price: £449,950

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A fantastic end to an exceptional year! Since writing in the Autumn/Winter 2011 edition of Perspectives, The National Stud has been going from strength to strength. The Stud is an important part not just of the UK breeding industry but also the local community and as a show case for the Thoroughbred business. December 2012 saw our most successful bloodstock sales consignment to date with 23 foals and 11 mares selling at Tattersalls for a combined total of over £2.3million! Our headline act was the beautiful mare SECRET GARDEN (pictured) sold in foal to one of the best stallions in the world, Galileo, for 900,000gns. It was a fantastic end for an exceptional year on the Stud.

Lot 1807 Tattersalls the mare SECRET GARDEN

We also welcomed a new stallion to our ranks when we bought DICK TURPIN (pictured) in late 2011. He has proved very popular and not only covers mares in the UK but has travelled to Australia over the winter to cover mares there too. As always there are ways that you can share in the fun of The National Stud. Our daily tours re-open on 15th February and are run at 11:15am and 2.00pm, 7 days a week (booking essential). We have also launched a new range of bespoke tours that combine guided tours of the Stud with outings to the races, the historic Jockey Club Rooms, equine veterinary hospitals and the famous Newmarket Town Gallops. For more information on all that The National Stud has to offer visit www.nationalstud.co.uk where you will find detailed information about guided tours, specialist tours and the educational functions of the Stud. Rachael Gowland

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Fast Find 49217

Suffolk, Newmarket

Suffolk, Newmarket

A stunning four bedroom townhouse with an enclosed garden and off road parking. Entrance hall, sitting room, fully fitted kitchen, cloakroom. Landing, master bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. 2 allocated parking spaces and enclosed garden. Guide Price: £289,950

An attractive and well presented semi-detached Victorian townhouse situated in a sought after location, within walking distance of the High Street. Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom. Landing, 3 double bedrooms and bathroom. Enclosed rear garden. Guide Price: £245,000

Fast Find 47434

Fast Find 47725

Suffolk, Worlington

Suffolk, Newmarket

A charming and well presented detached period cottage with an attractive enclosed garden. Drawing room, sitting/dining room, study, kitchen, bedroom 4, shower/utility room. Landing, 3 bedrooms and family bathroom. Parking, enclosed rear garden and workshop. Guide Price: £339,500

A superb first floor apartment situated in this highly thought of development with the use of communal grounds and leisure facilities. Hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, bedroom two and shower room. Private and visitors parking, communal grounds and leisure facilities. Guide Price: £279,000

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Behind the scenes of Newmarket HQ revealed to all Amongst those on the Warren Hill Gallops on Sunday morning 23rd September 2012 was Sir Henry Cecil who kindly agreed to canter horses up the gallops for the Betfair Newmarket Open Day which returned after a decade. This was the opportunity to look at horses being put through their paces on Newmarketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world-class training ground with live commentary from Attheraces presenters, Gina Bryce and Jason Weaver. Horses trained by John Gosden, Sir Mark Prescott, David Simcock and Godolphin also cantered with their trainers giving enlightening stories of each horse to the crowds watching. Home to the racing yards of top trainers, Newmarket sees world-famous horses gracing the gallops every morning. The turf and artificial gallops are unequalled anywhere in the world, comprising of 2,500 acres, 50 miles of turf gallops and 14 miles of artificial tracks. They are used on a daily basis by some 2,500 horses in the care of over 70 trainers. The development of Newmarket as the centre of racehorse training began over 350 years ago when James I recognised the area as a perfect site to pursue his sporting interests. However it was not until the reign of Charles II in 1660 when racing began to flourish. Charles II organised the first-ever race under written rules which took place on the Heath called the

Newmarket Town Plate, which he won on his own horse! This race has been run every year since. The thousands of people who had turned out for the Betfair Newmarket Open Day then dispersed across Newmarket to visit the many trainersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; yards. As well as seeing the horses, meeting trainers and stable staff who were all very helpful, friendly and willing to answer any questions, there was a whole of host of other activities. Ed Dunlop paraded Snow Fairy for the 800 people who visited his yard, while Luca Cumani sold signed photos and jockey silks to raise money for the benefit of three fantastic charities namely Racing Welfare, East Anglian


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Air Ambulance and the New Astley Club. Darley Pre-Training provided a fascinating insight into the benefits of training horses in a seawalker and the National Stud exceeded all expectations with a full house on each of their tours. A number of Newmarket’s famous facilities were also open especially for the day - The Jockey Club Rooms, Tattersalls, the National Horse Racing Museum, The National Stud, the British Racing School, Newmarket Equine Hospital, Curtis Farrier and Rossdales Equine Hospital & Diagnostic Centre. In the afternoon people braved the rain and headed to the Rowley Mile where racing celebrities including James Fanshawe raced in the Scurry Driving and Frankie Dettori and Amy Weaver joined the teams from the Pony Club Mounted Games Association. Go-kart drivers skidded around the track in front of the Grandstand with trainers competing against jockeys and journalists from the racing media battling it out. Jason Weaver from Attheraces managed to secure first place despite black flags and stewards’ enquiries! Julian Richmond-Watson, Chairman of the Event, commented “I would like to thank all those who helped make the Newmarket Open Day such a great success.

We have had fantastic feedback from the yards and other sites that opened on the day who were delighted to have the chance to show people behind the scenes of Newmarket HQ.” Frankie Dettori who attended the day with his family commented “It was a fantastic day and we all really enjoyed it.” Betfair Newmarket Open Day 2013 Due to the popularity of the Betfair Newmarket Open Day this year, the event will take place again next year on Sunday 22nd September 2013.

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