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Destination Style – 3 Expert Takes on the Nomadic Lifestyle

Feeling adventurous? Gabrielle Fagan reveals three routes for channeling nomadic travel-inspired themes. Some trends suit those who like to play it safe, but ‘Nomadic Modern’ certainly isn’t one of them. This is a decor direction for those who want to push the creative boundaries, are open to inspirations from all over the world, and love … Read moreDestination Style – 3 Expert Takes on the Nomadic Lifestyle

06/11/2018 | Categories: home , Interior Design , property | full article

Much Loved Images, but Meerkat Firm Busted By Uk Competition Watchdog

Britain’s competition watchdog has found that comparethemarket.com is in breach of antitrust law over its arrangements with insurers, which could be resulting in higher costs for consumers. Following an investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority provisionally found many of the price comparison website’s contracts include so-called “most favoured nation” clauses. They were found to prevent … Read moreMuch Loved Images, but Meerkat Firm Busted By Uk Competition Watchdog

02/11/2018 | Categories: economy , home , lifestyle , property , Uncategorized | full article

Rental Boost £7,000 to £10,000 p.c.m.

Uplift in activity for high end rentals outside of London During 2018 there has been a notable uplift in activity for high end rentals outside of London, especially from our perspective on the Berkshire / Hampshire borders. Recent properties taken to the rental market in the £7,000 to £10,000 p.c.m. sector have seen rental offers … Read moreRental Boost £7,000 to £10,000 p.c.m.

01/11/2018 | Categories: House Market , lifestyle , property , Rental Property | full article

Considering a village life for retirement? Look no further than Hartley Wintney

Voted ‘Best Place to Live’ for 5 consecutive years, Hartley Wintney is the jewel in the crown for village life, with an active community and easy connections for travelling. For anyone looking for a place to retire, Hartley Wintney has to be worth further exploration.. Photo of Hartley Wintney duck pond – picture copyright John … Read moreConsidering a village life for retirement? Look no further than Hartley Wintney

31/10/2018 | Categories: House Market , lifestyle , Uncategorized | full article

5 Last-minute garden jobs to do before winter arrives.

Almost time to batten the hatches before winter arrives – but you still have time to do last-minute garden jobs to beat the winter chill. You may have been enjoying the balmy autumn, but as the sweaters and woolly socks come out, it’s almost time to put the garden to bed. So, what last-minute jobs … Read more5 Last-minute garden jobs to do before winter arrives.

30/10/2018 | Categories: garden design , home , lifestyle | full article

Thinking about adding a granny flat? Here are 9 points to keep in mind

It might be a great solution but building an annex is a big decision. Lisa Salmon (who had one built for her mum) discusses the granny flat boom. Thanks to rising property prices and expensive care home fees, a growing number of families are opting to live with, or right next to older relatives, by … Read moreThinking about adding a granny flat? Here are 9 points to keep in mind

30/10/2018 | Categories: economy , lifestyle , property | full article

Phil Spencer shares 5 questions all buyers should ask when house hunting

As a survey reveals many buyers wish they’d known more about their property, TV’s Phil Spencer shares his expert tips. Buying a property can be a very lengthy process with lots of back and forth – but many buyers still end up wishing they’d found out just a few more crucial details before the deal … Read morePhil Spencer shares 5 questions all buyers should ask when house hunting

24/10/2018 | Categories: House Market , lifestyle , property | full article

New Home In New Year 2019

Fine Homes At Shapley Grange This prime site in Hartley Wintney, will be one of the finest developments on the outskirts of this sought after Hampshire village. Prices are to be released in early 2019, and the estimated range will be around £500,000 to £1,100,000. There are only 7 homes being built at Shapley Grange … Read moreNew Home In New Year 2019

18/10/2018 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle , New Homes , property , Uncategorized | full article

Rental Preview of Hampshire Period Property

Due to the market soon Full details and more photographs will be available soon about this country rental opportunity. If you are in the market to leave London and experience country life, yet remain connected, then this character period property could be an excellent choice. The anticipated guide price is £3,800 p.c.m. Located on the … Read moreRental Preview of Hampshire Period Property

18/10/2018 | Categories: home , lifestyle , property , Uncategorized | full article

Need a cheap and easy home revamp? Here’s how to tile your own splashbacks.

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most important rooms in the house, and a little DIY can bring them bang up to date. Claire Spreadbury learns to tile… When it comes to DIY, some rooms are easier to tackle than others. Kitchens are best left to the experts, and bathrooms – aside from a bit of … Read moreNeed a cheap and easy home revamp? Here’s how to tile your own splashbacks.

17/10/2018 | Categories: home , Interior Design , lifestyle | full article

Ghoulish Halloween Gardens!

Getting in the Halloween spirit? Hannah Stephenson reveals some of the ‘foul and creepy’ specimens that could be lurking in your hedges and borders… Mischievous trick-or-treaters dressed as ghosts and ghouls may be on the prowl on your doorstep this Halloween – but step into your garden and you might find some spooky spikes, noxious … Read moreGhoulish Halloween Gardens!

17/10/2018 | Categories: garden design , Interior Design , lifestyle , property | full article

Commercial Freehold Property Preview

Commercial Investment Opportunity A Grade II listed ground floor commercial freehold premises, in a High Street position in the thriving Hampshire village of Hartley Wintney. The guide price is £400,000 for the freehold interest. High Street Position The units amount to around 950 sq. ft. of internal space and there is the added benefit of … Read moreCommercial Freehold Property Preview

12/10/2018 | Categories: Commercial Property , economy , property | full article

Bargain buys for big impact

Show your space some decor TLC with this season’s bargain buys. Gabrielle Fagan reveals her top finds. Great style doesn’t have to be super-expensive. After all, it’s those fabulous finishing touches that really give a room personality and make it special. There’s a brilliant array of affordable homeware available on the high street right now, … Read moreBargain buys for big impact

09/10/2018 | Categories: home , Interior Design | full article

Small Trees for Small Gardens

As gardens become smaller, trim trees can be just the ticket, says Hannah Stephenson. Small trees are in high demand, with suppliers increasing production in compact varieties – including crab apples, which bear beautiful spring flowers, and Vossii laburnums, with their upright forms and disease-resistant characteristics. Trees provide structure, screening and shade, as well as … Read moreSmall Trees for Small Gardens

09/10/2018 | Categories: garden design , home , Interior Design , lifestyle , Uncategorized | full article