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Welcome to the autumn edition of ‘Essex Lifestyles’ magazine - showcasing some of the finest properties for sale in the county. I can hardly believe that were here already, as it only seems like a few weeks ago I was preparing to publish the summer edition of Essex Lifestyles. I use the word summer loosely however as I’m sure you will all agree that it does appear to have passed us by once again.

Stephen Wood, Fine & Country

So what’s been happening in the market? Well the year has seen a reasonable level of transactions taking place, but the key to achieving a sale has been excellent presentation, ensuring your property looks better than the competition, aggressive and thorough marketing by your agent, and of course the price. If you get all of these correct then you should be well on your way to achieving the sale you are looking for. All of our properties are marketed using professional photography, full detailed floor plans and a booklet style glossy brochure. Add this to our regular and extensive advertising and subscription to the major leading websites, it’s no wonder we succeed where others fail. Our head office is situated in Park Lane, Mayfair and all our clients’ properties are available at this London office. We have over 300 Fine & Country offices across the country and indeed international outlets as well.

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If you are thinking of buying or selling then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be only too delighted to help you. Stephen Wood

discover a life less ordinary imagine this - you come home from work, and as you open the front door, the lights turn on and the television in your living room switches on to your desired channel. in the kitchen, the air conditioning switches on and the radio comes to life with the news. after dinner, relax into your favourite armchair and press ‘cinema’ on your touch-screen remote, the lights dim, the curtains close and you are ready to enjoy your evening. For over 10 years bang & olufsen of colchester has been making this dream a reality for their customers. bang & olufsen have a reputation for creating premium audio, video and telephone products, making the experience of listening to the finest quality sound and watching the most beautiful pictures not only extremely pleasurable, but also simple and elegant in operation. bang & olufsen products are without equal on their own, but when integrated together into your home, you can begin to appreciate just how special these products are. With one professionally customised touch-screen remote-control you can operate every product seamlessly, including lighting, heating and even your home security.

With bang & olufsen’s BeoLink multiroom system all of your products can be enjoyed in every room in your home, and the entertainment can virtually ‘follow’ you around the house. For example, you can listen to and control your main audio system in the lounge, via a set of bang & olufsen speakers in your kitchen, just as easily and naturally as turning on a light. a stand-alone bang & olufsen television in your bedroom can allow you to watch the television, a dvd or satellite sourced from your bang & olufsen main equipment in the living room, even if it is being used by someone else to watch a television programme.

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Cuckoo House, Bures St Mary              At the top of a hill overlooking the Stour Valley and just outside the village of Bures St Mary sits a fine country house just waiting to be explored. Set down a private lane, Cuckoo House is a delightful six bedroom country house nestled in its own grounds in excess of 4 acres, enjoying delightful views over the Stour Valley. The property offers exceptional and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors including excellent ground floor space for use as a business or residential annexe if desired. Externally the property enjoys lovely mature gardens, a 3.5 acre millennium wood and triple garaging.

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East Hanningfield Hall, East Hanningfield Situated within a grand country plot East Hanningfield Hall is a stunning country house enriched with period features, stylish décor, and ample space for a family. The house is set in the midst of a thousand acres of farmland and comes with ten acres of its own, perfectly placed for a rural equestrian idyll. East Hanningfield Hall is also a highly practical family home, with reception rooms packed with period beams and yet feeling light and bright. Five bedrooms and four reception rooms, as well as two separate annexes, provide ample accommodation for family and friends, and thanks to the current owner’s vision and skill the house is stunning both inside and out. Offers in excess of: £2,000,000 Contact 01245 257001

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Elmbridge Hall, Fyfield, Ongar              Elmbridge Hall is a luxuriously converted former private school. Meticulously transformed in to a series of dwellings that offer enormous style and quality of accommodation in a delightful rural setting, there are two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, and dining area which is in turn partial open to the main lounge. The main bathroom is a full wet room with high tech lighting and contemporary designed fittings.

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Prince Albert Road, West Mersea              A superb contemporary family home in a stunning location. The delightful kitchen, breakfast family room is definitely the heart of the home and offers the space and versatility that modern families demand and there are two more reception rooms on the ground floor. There are four double bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities and a separate shower room. The garden is elegant and modern and perfect for entertaining and for yacht enthusiasts there is a large hard standing area and a garage.

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Regents House, Wormingford             A contemporary country residence set in a 7.5 acre plot Accessed via a sweeping tree-lined driveway, which winds its way through acres of picturesque paddocks and past a beautifully sculptured lake, sits Regent House, a newly-built home on an elevated position within its own private estate. Built in an attractive chalet style, this four-bedroom home boasts space and luxury in abundance.

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Stow Bullocks, Stow Maries, Chelmsford             A Modern Family Home with A Touch of Tradition This former village pub is now a splendid family home offering 5,500 sq.ft of accommodation on a 1.25 acre plot in this beautiful part of the Essex countryside. Throughout the interior the décor is highly tasteful and polished, with modern meeting traditional.  There are six bedrooms, five reception rooms, a double garage with separate studio above and a heated indoor pool making this the perfect family home. Further land is available by separate negotiation.

Guide Price: £1,195,000

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The Friary, Black Notley              This thoroughly delightful period property simply has everything. Exposed beams, beautiful inglenook fireplaces and exquisite period features. The main house has four reception rooms and five bedrooms. Set in a semi rural plot of  1.42 acres with excellent access via road and railway the property also offers a commercial premises with independent access suitable for a variety of uses (STP) ideal for working from home.

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Conservation Works has a reputation for building good quality fences, ponds and a wealth of experience in a wide range of conservation, woodland, wetland and heathland management activities. We operate in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, working with a broad range of clients including Wildlife Trusts, Local Councils, Commercial Contractors, Private Estates, Farmers and Private Individuals. We care greatly for our environment, it’s where we work and play, we give great consideration to the impact of both our personal and business activities and adopt practices that work in harmony with the environment. Contact Fran for a quote on 07710 652210 email him on

“A broad curriculum backed by a full range of activities, options and visits provides pupils with a well-rounded edu- cation. Supported by excellent pastoral care, pupils show splendid personal development in their years at this school.” ISI Inspection 2010 Holmwood House is a thriving co-educational independent preparatory School for children aged 4 to 13 years. Located on the edge of Colchester in 34 acres of beautiful grounds, the school’s extensive facilities offer its pupils unrivalled opportunities, including a swimming pool, science labs, cookery room, music, dance and drama facilities, new state-of-the-art sports hall, superb sports fields and onsite squash and all-year tennis courts. Pupils thrive in small classes, taught by subject specialists from Year 4 upwards, with the addition of Latin in Year 6, and demonstrate excellent academic progress appropriate to their age and ability. Flexi and weekly boarding are popular options in Years 6, 7 & 8 with many senior pupils boarding for at least part of their final year to prepare them for their senior schools. For many years at Holmwood, a healthy crop of pupils has been awarded scholar- ships to the very wide range of senior schools, both local and further afield, to which they progress at 13.

Happiness is the key to progress For further information about the school or to arrange a personal visit, please contact Helen Rogers, Admissions Registrar, on 01206 574 305 or e-mail helen.

Weavershed House, Dedham             A Magnificent Grade II Listed Period House The Weavershed House is a magnificent grade II listed medieval property steeped in history having been fundamental to the history of Dedham and its wool trade. The property boasts a wealth of period charm with accommodation arranged over three floors with the main living area being a stunning vaulted room. Located just a few minutes walk from Dedham High Street.

Guide Price: £425,000

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The Penthouse, Frinton on Sea              Stunning panoramic views along the magnificent seafront. This contemporary art deco design penthouse apartment offers luxurious state of the art accommodation over two floors, in what is arguably one of the most sought after positions in this unique coastal resort. The prestigious three bedroom apartment has been designed to incorporate the very best of modern day living, with zone controlled under floor heating and a video entry security system, as well as floor to ceiling bi-folding doors and a magnificent roof terrace.

Guide Price: £895,000

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Maldon, Chelmsford              Enjoying a fabulous elevated location just a stone’s throw from the high street. With the quietude of the river flowing idly by, this stunning contemporary home provides a stylish and peaceful haven from the stresses of the modern world. The layout of this house flows beautifully, with the best of open plan living providing a modern space in which to live and entertain. The current owners had exacting standards and worked with the builders and an architect to create their dream property on the river. Using high quality fixtures and fittings throughout and a sophisticated integrated audiovisual system the resulting home is breathtaking. Guide Price: £950,000 Contact 01245 257001


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Church Cottage, Stratford St Mary             Church Cottage is a Grade II listed timber framed house opposite Stratford St Mary Church. The house is deceptively spacious and abounds with period features. There are three good sized reception rooms – the drawing room has a large inglenook fireplace, there is a spacious dining room also a large sitting room in the more recent addition to the property with an open fire; this room provides a contrast to the period living areas. The property is set on a plot of over half an acre in the village of Stratford St Mary.

Guide Price: £499,995

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Tower Road, Writtle             Modern family home in a village location A super family home has been recently constructed to a high standard. There is a spacious reception hall with an oak staircase, two reception rooms and a 21’ very smart kitchen breakfast room. Upstairs there are five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Outside in the landscaped garden there is a broad patio area which is ideal for al fresco dining.

Guide Price: £650,000

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Richardson Walk              A exceptionally stylish family home. This exceptional four bedroom family home situated on a no-through road in Lexden, only five minutes from Colchester, offers a spacious and light outlook with a perfect show home finish. The spacious accommodation includes a family orientated open-plan kitchen breakfast family room, a formal drawing room, four further reception rooms and upstairs the master bedroom has an en-suite and a walk-in wardrobe. There are three further bedrooms and the property is situated on a plot of 1/3 of an acre.

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The Rivenhall Hotel Strategically and conveniently located at the heart of Essex, just off the busy A12 trunk road midway between Chelmsford and Colchester, bypassing the small town of Witham. The Rivenhall Hotel provides an impressive venue and offers a fantastic array of facilities including: 55 en-suite bedrooms Over 150 free car parking spaces Coffee Bar and Lounge with garden views Traditional Oak Beamed Wildberry Restaurant ~ Open to residents and non-residents 7 days a week Outstanding Conference facilities ~ 7 flexible conference rooms ideal for meetings from 4 to 150 delegates Beautiful Wedding and Banqueting facilities ~ Licensed for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies Hi-Life Fitness Centre boasting an extensive array of amenities Contact us on 01376 516969 or visit We are located opposite Fine & Country’s Kelvedon Office

Fine & Country with Essex Golfer Magazine Fine & Country have teamed up with the county’s premier golf publication, ESSEX GOLFER MAGAZINE, to enable our news to reach the thousands of golfers who regularly play the game. There are over 80 golf courses in Essex and around 24 golf driving ranges, proving just how popular the game has become. Since its first publication in 1996, ESSEX GOLFER MAGAZINE has published all the County news, working with both the Men’s and Ladies governing bodies: The Essex Golf Union and The Essex Ladies County Golf Association as well as The Essex PGA and East Region PGA. Our joint venture is enabling Fine & Country to place magazine stands in some of the most prestigious golf clubs in the county. And it’s worth remembering that golfers are consumers too. In fact, in marketing terms, golfers have as much purchasing power, if not more, than any other consumer sector. Across all demographics, golfers score highly in all categories. To some people, golf may appear to be an old fashioned pastime, but in fact it is a growing, dynamic sport. And for the future, there has been


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substantial growth of juniors (boys as well as girls) who are flooding into the game. Ladies golf has also seen a tremendous increase in players taking up the game and every golf club has an active Ladies section playing and competing around the county. Because of the exciting dynamics in golf, Fine & Country are extremely pleased to be able to explore new opportunities to present our selection of fine properties and related services direct to the golfing community. ESSEX GOLFER MAGAZINE is free of charge and distributed through every golfing outlet throughout the County (80 Golf Clubs) also at many London City Banks & Offices and by free subscription

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A Fairway to Travel When played well, golf is a majestic game and sometimes, just sometimes when I stand on the driving range with the wind in my hair I can glimpse just a hint of its appeal. To hit the ball cleanly so it soars up and away, a small fleck of white against the pale blue sky is indeed intoxicating. But more often than not my own effort is rewarded with an arm juddering thud as the ball spins off at an alarming angle. For many people this pursuit for golfing excellence is addictive and they happily hand over their soul to this powerful, subtle, infuriating, exhilarating and beautiful game. My husband is one such victim and I have come to recognise the success of his ‘round’ by the sound his golf bag makes as it hits the kitchen floor. Will he saunter into the room, generous


- by Kathy Churchill and effusive from a solid back 9 or will head be down, shoulders sagging, as once again that tricky par 3 at the 5th has defeated him. Perhaps I should have come along to offer my support, advice and understanding but 18 holes on a rainy Sunday afternoon in March is not really my idea of quality together time.

some of the world’s most exciting courses. As Martin’s wife I therefore find it my duty, when possible to come along, if not for the ride in the golf buggy, then for the après-golf and to see what some of these destinations also have to offer the ‘non-player’, a word only whispered in club houses of old!

However golf courses have now sprung up in the most exotic of destinations and are a much more tempting prospect. There are a few golfing holiday specialists but if you are looking for firsthand experience and knowledge Holmes Travel, based near Woodbridge, is the place to go. Directors, John Ferguson and Martin Churchill, being avid golfers themselves have combined a love of the game with their passion for travel and know

Marrakech in Morocco is the perfect place to start. This exotic city, bursting with life, has become a luxury destination with a wonderful selection of boutique hotels and traditional riads in which to stay. For golfers it boasts three championship standard courses, the Royal Marrakech, the Amelkis and the Palmerie. Opened in 1923, the Royal Marrakech is one of the country’s most celebrated golfing venues and a favourite of Winston

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Churchill, a frequent visitor to this vibrant city. With the golfers happily teeing off beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains that leaves plenty of time to lose yourself in the narrow streets of the souks. The shopping here is a real treat, beaded kaftans, leather satchels, antique lanterns, slippers and carpets of every colour. Reunited for supper to discuss the perfect drive off the 13th and to gloss over your spending spree there are rooftop hangouts, glamorous restaurants and chic courtyard cafes. Marrakech makes for the perfect long weekend. Sotogrande in Southern Spain is another popular destination for a short golfing break. The courses here speak for themselves, Valderrama, Sotogrande, The San Roque Club and with Alcaidesa nearby you are spoilt for choice. Holmes Travel offers a fine selection of villas to rent or there is the NH Almenara, a lovely hotel set high within the resort with wonderful views down to the sea and its own 27 holes. The attraction for me is the year-round sunshine, the social life of the beach clubs and the chance to explore the white washed mountain villages of Andalucía. Venturing further afield Mauritius stands out as ‘the’ long haul destination

for golfers but with turquoise seas and soft white sand this tropical island hideaway has lots to offer. The Paradis Hotel and Golf Club is an outstanding family resort and is a sporting paradise, offering every kind of water sports, tennis, various sized swimming pools, kids clubs and of course a choice of three championship golf courses. The Constance Belle Mare Plage is another luxury resort of great character that is excellent value with the green fees included in the price. But for me just the warm Indian Ocean lapping at my toes, a good book and perhaps the occasional visit to the Clarins Spa are enough to keep me very, very happy. South Africa, a wonderfully diverse country, is home to some spectacular golf courses, especially along the Garden Route, a scenic drive of long sandy beaches and expansive bays east of Cape Town. Here after a quick 18 holes you can throw your clubs in the back of the Land Rover and set off on safari through the game reserves around Port Elizabeth. Further east you reach the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and tucked amongst the towering peaks you will find Cathedral Peak Hotel. This family run mountain resort is steeped in history and as well as being a perfect family retreat has the most beautiful 9-hole course. The

panoramic views from the greens are breath taking and the mountains offer hiking, pony trekking, bike trails and climbing for the whole family to enjoy. And finally how about a trip to the Legend Golf and Safari Resort where you are flown by helicopter to the Extreme 19th Hole on top of Hanglip Mountain. From here you tee-off from the edge in an attempt to hit a hole-inone on the 19th located at the bottom of the cliff. It is the longest par 3 in the world and a winning shot will earn you US$ 1m in prize money. Perhaps it is time to dust off my clubs after all! If you are interested in learning more about any of these locations or prices for golfing packages please contact: Holmes Travel, 42g Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk IP5 3RF T: 01473 610 666 E:

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Societies most welcome and attract special rates, starting from £27.50 per person Memberships are available For all enquiries call Peter the Club Manager on

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Gorleston Golf Club The most easterly course in the British Isles.

Membership available. Call 01493 661911 or check our website for details Founded in 1906, the club is enjoying its 105th year and continues to introduce new golfers to our wonderful sport. Visiting golfers and societies are always guaranteed a warm welcome at Gorleston and after a relaxing game, what better way to spend the late afternoon than soaking up the sun on our patio.

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TRIAL MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL OFFER We understand that some of you might not want to commit to a years membership and may want to play the course first. So, For a limited time only, we’re offering a two-month trial membership. There are no restrictions, you will be entitled to all the benefits of membership including unlimited golf, the chance to gain a handicap and much more.

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GREEN FEE WHEN YOU UPGRADE FROM OUR ‘WINTER WARMER - ALL DAY GOLF’ TO A ‘TRIAL MEMBERSHIP.’ Simply present this voucher at reception when purchasing your Trial and your green fee will be fully refunded. Must be on day of purchase

* All trial members must adhere to the rules and constitution of Royal Norwich Golf Club

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Avoiding painful golf hazards There are some serious hazards associated with the game of golf that have nothing to do with water and sand. There are fast flying balls ready to clonk you on the head, lightening threatening to strike you down on the green and the occasional idiot in a runaway golf cart. However, the hazard most likely to strike you is a serious back injury. Swinging a golf club puts a tremendous strain on the back. As a result, golfers injure their backs more than any other part of their body. Statistics show that back injuries make up around 50 per cent of all the injuries sustained by male golfers, including professionals. In the 1980s, Jack Nicklaus’ career almost ended because of back problems. The good news is that injuries don’t have to be par for the course for golfers. The first mistake to avoid is taking up golf in order to get in shape. If this is your main reason for picking up clubs, you’ll be much better off getting in shape before you play. You’ll get far more enjoyment out of it and much less pain. If you are really out of shape, consider having a few personal training sessions with a qualified fitness instructor. They can help improve your general level of fitness and set you on a training regime to help 36

with your game of golf and a stretching routine to help reduce the likelihood of back strain when you play. Professional golfers take time to stretch and warm up so you should too. Once you’re in good enough shape to take up your clubs, learn the proper swing technique and body mechanics from a professional golf tutor, not from your know-it-all friends and family. A golf tutor will teach you how to maximise your swing without putting undue strain on your delicate back. You should also be taught

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the safest way to lift and carry your heavy golf bag to avoid injury. When buying golf equipment, buy the best quality that you can afford. Buying second-hand is a financially savvy option, but you risk buying equipment that doesn’t fit your size and shape, which can put added strain on your body. If you are buying second hand, take advice from a golf shop on the best sizes for you and then use their recommendations to shop around in online auctions or private listings. Before you do anything, make sure you visit your GP, especially if you are over 35, overweight, easily fatigued, smoke heavily or have other health problems. Oh, and if you do hear any warnings of lightening strikes whilst you’re playing, remember that a metal golf club makes for a rather effective lightening conductor, so it’s probably best if you avoid swinging it above your head.

Golf may seem like a relaxing pastime, but partakers in the sport are prone to several hazards.

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It’s a Family Affair at Stoke by Nayland

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Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is part of a family-owned business founded by Bill and Devora Peake who began farming in Suffolk over 60 years ago. From a small 120 acre apple farm, a thriving and diverse group of companies now includes a hotel, golf, leisure and conferencing resort and a fruit growing, packing and storage business.

The Peake family featured in Sir John Harvey Jones’ BBC TV “Troubleshooter” documentaries in the 1990’s, with their Copella Fruit Juice business (now sold to Tropicana UK), fruit farm and golf club. Devora was awarded the MBE for services to the Fruit and Fruit Juice Industries. Bill died in 1979 and Devora in 1999 but the next generation has continued to run the business. Susanna Rendall is the Group Managing Director and her brother Jonathan Loshak and sisters Tamara Unwin


Family directors: (L to R) Camella Meyer, Robert Rendall, Tamara Unwin, Jonathan Loshak and Susanna Rendall

and Carmella Meyer as well as her son Robert, are all executive board directors assisting in the running of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Boxford Suffolk Farms and Peake Fruit. They employ over 250 people in the three businesses. The two championship golf courses at Stoke by Nayland were created in the 1970’s by Bill and Devora on 300 acres of magnificent, undulating Constable Country. With conservation a priority, they planted 60,000 trees on the courses which also feature picturesque lakes and are noted for their extraordinary tranquillity – a rare quality these days.The courses now regularly host international televised golf events and this year recent World No 1 Lee Westwood selected Stoke by Nayland to be his second permanent Golf School in the UK.

Since 1999 the family has substantially expanded the original Golf Club to include an 80 bedroom hotel, large conference and events facility, a state-of-the-art Spa and Fitness centre, new Clubhouse, Golf Shop, Pippin Gift shop, and the excellent AA Rosette Lakes Restaurant. There is also a driving range, snooker, squash and fishing. In March 2012 the hotel will open five luxury self-catered Country Lodges, each sleeping up to 10 guests and enjoying stunning views over the second lake and rolling countryside. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is open to all – you don’t have to be a member or hotel guest to enjoy its outstanding facilities and restaurants - you can book a treatment, spa day, golf tee, dinner or cream tea at any time. An added bonus is the free Wifi throughout! For more information or bookings please call 01206 262836 or email Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PZ

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In the heart of beautiful Constable Country… • Two 18 hole championship golf courses; limited memberships available. Green Fee visitors welcome • 80 spacious ensuite bedrooms with flatscreen TVs, air-conditioning and power showers • Luxurious indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and Technogym gymnasium • 13 health and beauty therapy rooms - available to non-members

• Banqueting suites for up to 350 guests - with private terraces and stunning views • Excellent contemporary-style Lakes Restaurant overlooking the lake - all welcome! • Pippin Shop – an Aladdin’s Cave of gifts, jewellery, quality foods, wines and leisurewear • Gift Vouchers available online.

The perfect venue for relaxing spa or golf breaks, spa days, private parties, weddings, conferences and traditional Sunday lunches. Non-members welcome. For information and bookings please call 01206 262836/265818 or email:

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Woodley, Acton             A family friendly, beautifully presented four bedroom home. Standing on a generous plot of ¼ of an acre Woodley is a stunning newly extended and refurbished detached family home located in this delightful Suffolk village. The property presents exceptional and flexible accommodation arranged over two floors and features a stunning open plan kitchen / family room perfect for modern day family living.

Guide Price: £450,000

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Hawk Lodge, Downham, Billericay              The colonnaded entrance to this grand Essex country residence sets the tone for this beautiful home: Virginia creeper – changing blissfully with the seasons – twists evocatively across the front of the house, with large windows giving a pleasing symmetry typical of the Victorian era from which Hawk Lodge Farm originates. This spacious family home has three reception rooms and five bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom. The house is set on a plot of 1.3 acres and there are separate equestrian facilities set on a plot of 3 acres.  A detached barn / workshop, stable block with hay barn and tack room completes the picture. Offers in excess of: £1,250,000 Contact 01245 257001


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Moving? Converting? Adapting? New building? Stanley Bragg Architects have a long established and experienced understanding of bespoke residential design, providing a quality service to our Clients together with high quality design across a spectrum of styles, producing beautiful individual residences.

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After a year long search for the right property, F&C were far and away the most friendly and efficient of all the estate agents we dealt with. Sally and Philippa were both extremely helpful and were very quick to keep us up to date on all the new properties coming in that may have suited our needs.We were also pleased to receive follow up phone calls after we had viewed a property. The purchase itself was as easy as these things can be, and I found myself ringing F&C for advice regarding my own sale rather than my actual agent. Karheena Woodroffe


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Fine & Country Staff Horse Riding Day. Fine & Country recently held their annual staff horse riding day at Poplar Park Equestrian Centre in Woodbridge, Suffolk for staff in the East Anglia region, from experienced riders/racehorse trainers through to absolute beginners. The day started with much amusement with our Norfolk Sales Director asking to borrow waterproof trousers and being given leather riding chaps which he struggled to put on! The names of the available horses had been written on a board within reception and Fine & Country staff attempted to allocate horses to each other dependent on the horse’s name.  This was not helped by the fact that it was thought that the letter “E” next to the name of the horse was for “Easy” where in fact it was for “Experienced Rider”.  Thankfully staff at the yard organised everyone and allocated horses


dependent on the rider’s experience, weight and height. We were asked to ride our horses into the outdoor arena and wait until everybody was ready.  This in itself proved problematic for some, particularly when we were all asked to face our horse in the same direction to have a group photograph taken. Our Sales Director for Essex, who is new to riding, looked a little concerned when his horse started pawing the ground and he was told to ensure that the horse didn’t lay down and roll over.   With the sun shining during the morning, we had a lovely hack through Poplar Park’s miles of glorious countryside, supervised by Jonjo Hardwick who is an experienced instructor and runs Poplar Park on a day-to-day basis.  We were also accompanied by the yard Labrador, Murphy.  This was thoroughly enjoyed but all.

Following a well earned pub lunch, those staff who wanted to step things up a gear stayed on to ride during the afternoon and enjoyed trotting and cantering through woodland. It was agreed that the day was a huge success and some members of staff are now planning to return to Poplar Park Equestrian Centre with their own friends and family.

For further information, please contact Poplar Park Equestrian Centre on 01394 411023.

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Farifield, Langham Built during World War II and extended into an incredibly spacious and desirable family home, Fairfields holds many attractions. The interior of the house is impressive, with a comfortable country charm that gives a welcoming feel. A large brick fireplace provides a focal point to the cosy sitting room, whilst a spacious and bright country kitchen with granite worktops is both practical and beautiful. With six bedrooms, large and inviting reception rooms, leisure complex and studio, stables and land, the house and surrounding plot are attractive enough, but the location is the icing on the cake.

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Stone Farm, Little Cornard              Not far from Sudbury in the charming village of Little Cornard lies an impressive farmhouse that epitomises Georgian chic. Large sash windows suggest a hint of the spacious, light rooms beyond the whitewash walls, providing a classic look that draws you in to this gracious period home. With all the charm of a rural location yet set within a friendly village and within easy commute to London, Stone Farm enjoys a great location and outlook and provides the perfect home for a family.

Guide Price: £695,000

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Willowside, Howe Green              Willowside is a luxurious and spacious, modern five bedroom family home. Combining excellent communication links with a charming country feel thanks to the grounds approaching 1.5 acres and expansive views of the Essex countryside. The property has excellent living space on the ground floor consisting of three reception rooms, kitchen / breakfast room plus a study. Upstairs there are two en-suite bedrooms and five bedrooms in total.

Guide Price: £925,000

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Tolleshunt Knights             The current owners of this beautiful family home fell in love with it the moment they walked through the door. The Located on the edge of the Blackwater Estuary it is within easy reach of Chelmsford and Colchester. There are four bedrooms plus an attic room, two en-suites and a family bathroom. The ground floor has four reception rooms and the huge, very smartly fitted, kitchen breakfast room is definitely the heart of this delightful family home. Set in delightful landscaped gardens in excess of ¾ acre there are two double garages and excellent parking..

Guide Price: £750,000

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Six generations of outstanding wine knowledge... My family can trace our wine merchant roots back six generations in Colchester and throughout this time our philosophy has changed very little. At The Wine Company we are dedicated to the search for excellent wines offering

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Fine & Country Magazine has teamed up with one of Suffolk’s most innovative Floral Designers to give two readers a chance to WIN a Floral Design Course for Christmas 2011 Two lucky winners will have the opportunity to join us in our Suffolk Studio to attend a Christmas Floral Design Course between the 7th and 22nd December. The course includes expert tuition, all materials, a superb two course seasonal lunch and best of all the chance to impress your friends and family with two substantial floral Designs. Our now renowned Christmas Courses always include a glorious Christmas Wreath and a wonderful table piece. You will also have a chance to browse in the Christmas shop where the unique quality of the Figa & Co. style can be seen in furniture and lighting design as well as home ware accessories and Christmas decorations.

To enter, answer this question: Name the most common colour of the favourite Christmas plant Poinsettia. Please e.mail your answers to Closing Date:- 1st December 2011. Course dates subject to availability. If we can’t accommodate a date for the Christmas courses the place can be used with the Spring courses, 21st-30th March 2012. Call ;/ Email or visit our website for details of all our courses.

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Willow Barn             Occupying a plot of 0.6 acre and set well back from the road, this superb barn residence is offered for the first time since conversion. All four bedrooms and both bathrooms are located together on the first floor, whilst the three reception rooms and large kitchen with open plan living area complete the accommodation. The detached triple garage has a three room, 1st floor annexe/studio flat. The gardens border open arable farmland giving expansive and tranquil views.

Guide Price: £850,000

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Huxley Grange              Situated in a prime position on the edge of the beautifully rural Dengie peninsula in Essex, Huxley Grange presents grand country living on a spectacular scale. Set behind a set of electronically operated wrought iron gates, in absolutely stunning mature gardens and woodland on a plot of 12 acres, this substantial five bedroom country home was completed in 1998 to exacting standards. Traditional in style and utterly charming, all of the principle rooms have wonderful views over the gardens, lake and farmland beyond. Guide Price: £1,500,00 Contact 01245 257001


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Glebe Farm Cottage, Rivenhall             Set down a quiet country lane in the village of Rivenhall, Glebe Farm Cottage is a nicely proportioned and presented detached family home. Positioned on a plot approaching 0.4 of an acre backing onto paddocks and overlooking farm land to the front. There are three reception rooms and a fitted kitchen / breakfast room. The master & guest bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there are two further bedrooms. The gardens extend to the rear of the property and out to the side. To the front there is off road parking and access to the garage.

Guide Price: £685,000

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Lettles, Writtle              This delightful Grade II listed cottage is situated in a glorious location overlooking the Green. The master bedroom has an en-suite and a dressing area and there are two further bedrooms. There is a spacious sitting room with a cosy inglenook fireplace and exposed beams and a separate dining room. In the garden there is a studio with a shower room and kitchenette and subject to planning could be used as an annexe. .

Guide Price: £550,000

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Belmonts             If you’re looking for your own small country estate within easy commute of London and within a stone’s throw of Chelmsford then Belmonts is the perfect place for you. Completely refurbished by the owner this family home is now ready for a new family to make it their own. The main house is a striking detached double bay fronted family home that offers spacious and stylish accommodation finished to a luxurious standard. Situated on a plot of 4 acres with stables, paddocks a detached two bedroom annexe and a detached leisure complex which includes a gymnasium, swimming pool and sauna. Guide Price: £1,200,000 Contact 01245 257001


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Harvest End, Stanway              Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location, this stunning detached family home offers stunning accommodation arranged over two floors totalling 2107 Sq Ft. On the ground floor there are three excellent reception rooms plus a large kitchen / breakfast room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, the master bedroom offers a large dressing area, en-suite and walk in wardrobe. Externally there is ample parking to the front and side with access to a detached double garage. The rear garden is fully enclosed and has a detached summer house / studio to one corner with a sauna. Guide Price: £465,000 Contact 01206 545476

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Hightree House, Lexden              Hightree House is just a short stroll from the centre of Colchester. This is an impressive and incredibly spacious three-storey townhouse stylishly decorated and finished to a high standard. This house will certainly appeal to anyone, from a growing family to a retired couple thanks to its versatile space, stylish modern feel and of course the fantastic location.

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The Bungalow, Great Bromley              This delightful four bedroom bungalow is finished to a high standard. There are four good size bedrooms and the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There is a well equipped 21’ kitchen dining room with the dining area overlooking the garden and a spacious lounge complete with a red brick fireplace. Outside there is a detached double garage, ample off road parking and charming gardens.

Guide Price: £375,000

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Stubbles farm Barn, Cressing              Recently completed, this delightfully stunning semi detached barn has been finished to exacting standards using high quality fittings with great style and flair. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a stunning farmhouse kitchen, a high vaulted reception area, dining room and study. On the 1 acre plot there is a three bay cart lodge and a granary. With local schools, shops and rail links very close at hand you can live in near idyllic rural surroundings yet have all the facilities of 21st century family life on your doorstep.’

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North side, North Fambridge, Maldon              Situated in the village of North Fambridge, North Side is a fully modernised and remodelled detached four bedroom house. This incredibly modern and contemporary house offers wonderful open plan living accommodation on the ground floor with fully retractable doors opening to the rear garden. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three with en-suite facilities, and noticeable ceiling heights. Externally there are enclosed, gardens to the front and rear. There is also a detached studio in the rear garden which offers an ideal home office.

Guide Price: £ 725,000

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