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Dream Homes In Manningtree
A fine three-storey, four-bedroom Victorian house with lots of charm, original features and a central location on South Street, all for £525,000. With traditional elegance but brand new, this four double-bedroom house was built by local builder Ro
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MY COUNTRY PASSION Scuba diving
In 1999 my husband persuaded me to try diving. Initially, I was reluctant but the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors; padi.com) course I took was great and I loved the pool lessons. We were diving off Brixham beach in South Devon fo
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LET’S MOVE TO Manningtree
Though famous in the Middle Ages for a rollicking annual fair with spit roast ox as centrepiece – which inspired Shakespeare to describe his larger-than-life character Falstaff as ‘That roasted Manningtree ox with the pudding in his belly’ – these da
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Planning Your Pots
I like gardening with bulbs and annuals because the pots and containers can primarily be treated as if you are curating two different displays every year: one for spring and the other for summer. Essentially, my garden’s key show is of tulips, then d
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COUNTRY HOMES & INTERIORS
Sarah Spiteri Vanessa Richmond Andrea Childs Georgia Hibberdine Sarah Farley Rhoda Parry Vivienne Ayers Holly Phillips Thea Babington-Stitt Tara King Jacky Parker Michela Colling Sara Bird (Style) Samuel Goldsmith Teresa Conway Maxine Clarke Amy Hodg
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Luxe eco GETAWAYS
In the Vale of Glamorgan, this prairie-style hand-built cabin sleeping four offers a marriage of US–Welsh arts and culture cocooned in an enchanting woodland setting. The whitewashed interior, lined with natural textiles and crafts, mirrors the owner
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At Home With
Owners Nina Parker, a jewellery designer, and her husband Bob, who has retired from the building industry. The couple have two grown-up sons, James and Alex, and an English cocker spaniel named Alfie. House A 19th-century converted barn with three
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Get creative WITH PAINT
Matt or eggshell have long been the go-to for woodwork, but gloss is back in vogue. On selected areas, such as cupboard doors, this lacquered finish will give deeper shades such as olive green, dark blue or even black a lift, and brings character to
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Cooks’ Notes
Amazingly, over 50% of the nearly 400,000 species of plants on earth can be eaten, whether that’s leaves, berries, roots or shoots. Liz Knight’s new offering is a gatherer’s guidebook on what to pick and how to eat it. The illustrations are glorious
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Touch Of Charm
‘Splashback tiles have become a statement feature and a key element in the overall visual design of a kitchen and therefore worth careful researching at the initial design process,’ advises Louisa Morgan, creative director at Mandarin Stone. ‘Add cha
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3 Clever Design Solutions
Beth and Doug chose an elegant blue for the wall cabinetry, with the island in a dark grey with blue undertones as a subtle way of accentuating its role as the central feature of the room. ‘I love the contrast of the blue against the oak floor and th
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All The Details, Products Prices
Origami 87227 wallpaper, £185 lin m, £151sq m, Arte. Tablecloth in Purity Voiles in Greige HLIN141693, £51m, Harlequin. Floral arrangement; bowl, both Star & The Rose Wall in Cloud in CLOU-015, £130m, Fermoie. Curtains in (at Crittal doors) Ara in P
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The HAPPY HOUSE
Blossoming apple trees in front of a half-hidden house were what first intrigued Sarah and David Williamson-Jones. ‘We were living nearby and often drove past, but it was difficult to get more than a glimpse of the actual property,’ Sarah says. When
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A delicate TOUCH
Combine the art of Japanese Ikebana flower arranging with a more homegrown bouquet for the prettiest centrepiece. Pale clay tones, gentle textures and filtering screens make a light and atmospheric living room space. Find beauty in the everyday wit
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On Our Doorstep
Visit… ‘The Cotswold Wildlife Park (cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk) outside Burford. Having young children, we love this mini zoo with all sorts of amazing animals, set in beautiful gardens.’ Shop at… ‘The Organic Farm Shop at Abbey Home Farm (theorgan
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The Layout
The island, which is 2.5m long, forms the hub of this large room, surrounded by an L-shaped run of cabinetry with cooker and sink to create distinct food preparation, cooking and wet zones. Opposite, tall cabinets house two pantry cupboards plus inte
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Be Inspired By POLLY’S BATHROOM
FULL LENGTH WINDOW DRESSINGS ADD BLUSHING WARMTH AND DRAPED TEXTURE IN A MINIMALIST SCHEME ■
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On Our Doorstep
Visit… ‘Mapperton House (mapperton.com) is an historic old manor near Beaminster with beautiful landscaped gardens, and was recently seen in the Netflix film version of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.’ Shop at… ‘The Frome Independent (thefromeindepend
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Sourcebook
Best for oak-frame building Prime Oak (primeoak.co.uk) and Border Oak (borderoak.com) Best for reclaimed materials Cawarden Reclaim (cawardenreclaim.co.uk) Best for innovative materials Green Building Store (greenbuildingstore.co.uk) and Ecomerchant
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Vintage Vision
Nina Parker puts her appreciation of well-loved items and instinctive homemaking skills down to both her grandmothers. ‘My English granny’s home was a riot of colour, filled with handmade items such as rag rugs and patterned cushions. Then my Belgian
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In With The Old, In With The New
During the year I visit a lot of boot sales, until deep into winter when I can no longer feel my fingers at 6.30am,’ explains Gemma Lewis as she reels off the various sources of the vintage pieces dotted around her Surrey home, mentioning Sunbury Ant
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Arthur’s Favourite Container Plants
I love this little flower more and more. With its unusual gold blooms, it’s so exotic and commanding. As it’s small, you should plant quite a few of them around the edge of a large pot with nothing too large to over shadow. Their flowers look exquisi
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Live Life Well
Celebrate… by picking your own country flowers at Lychgate Cutting Garden at Hill House Nursery, Landscove, Devon. Choose a bucket, a pair of snips and get cutting (lychgatecuttinggarden.co.uk) Enjoy… asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil, roast and se
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Calm In The Cotswolds
The Bull Pen is one of a cluster of five barns that owners Polly and George Phillips finished converting nearly two years ago. ‘It formed part of George’s family farm, the nucleus of which is next door to the barns and still used as the main farm bui
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Need To Know… Kitchen Splashbacks
‘The material you opt for connects your worktops and cabinetry,’ says Ben Burbidge, managing director at Kitchen Makers. ‘Ensure it’s fit for purpose; your splashback should be waterproof and heatproof if it is near the oven.’ ‘A striking splashback
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Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds
As a classical singer, I’m in London a lot, whether it be performing or for TV appearances, and, when I’m living at my London home, I love walking up to viewpoints, like Primrose Hill, and looking out across the capital’s skyline. But it’s the views
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CH&I loves… MINDFUL SHOPPING
No rough-and-ready home weaves here; today’s planet-friendly products bring a touch of natural chic to interiors, with pastel vegetable-dyed fabrics, carefully sourced materials and handcrafted designs from new-generation makers. It’s a considered lo
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❝I’ve Developed A Creative Business That Works Around My Family❞
Having both grown up in Suffolk, with fond memories of their respective rural childhoods, it seemed the most natural step for artist Victoria Hall and her husband Dan to leave London and return to their beloved county a few years after becoming paren
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On Our Doorstep
Visit… ‘The large village of Tisbury in the beautiful Nadder Valley is brimming with history. The architecture – including a Grade I-listed tithe barn – is fascinating, and there are some great shops and pubs worth visiting, too!’ Shop at… ‘Roxtons
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Be Inspired By GEMMA’S KITCHEN
POSITION YOUR HOB ON THE CENTRAL ISLAND TO CREATE A SOCIABLE COOKING HUB, IDEAL FOR RELAXED ENTERTAINING. ■
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