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Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2013’

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New dream scheme in West Malling

Fully-equipped homes you can move straight into Modern, stylish, spacious and turn-key ready, the ten homes in the Manor at Kings Hill near West Malling in Kent is the last of four phases of homes to be built by Environ Communities. The building is designed to reflect one of the old Kentish manor houses, with a wide three-storey central section flanked …

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New homes: Live by the river in Chepstow

Stunning riverside development with homes from £179,950 in Chepstow If you believe the PR blurb, Severn Quay, a £40million riverside development, promises to set a new benchmark in five-star housing and become the “most fashionable address in the West”. Nestled in the heart of historic Chepstow in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire, 169 apartments and townhouses will offer sweeping views of the River Wye and nearby Chepstow Castle. …

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New homes: Downsize to the Chipping Norton set

Downsizers invited to buy into an exclusive enclave of three and four-bedroom homes in Oxfordshire village The Paddocks is a small development of 32 properties within walking distance of the charming village of Enstone with its own Post Office, church, general stores and two pubs. The village is just four miles away from fashionable Chipping Norton. There are several property models available including the Hartwell, a one …

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Stunning modern holiday homes for sale in South Cornwall

A new beachside retreat is offering buyers the opportunity to buy into a village of architecturally-striking homes in Cornwall Some 27 contemporary holiday homes priced from £295,000 have been made available in the first phase of the development, called Black Rock, forming part of the regeneration of Millendreath Holiday Village. Millendreath, some 22 miles from Plymouth, was once a thriving resort where generations of families enjoyed …

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Check the size of your new garage

Up to three quarters of newly-built homes with garages have doors that are too small to accommodate today’s larger cars. House builders are being urged by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) to review their current developments and increase the width of the garage doors. The DHF, which represents manufacturers and installers of garage doors, says that developers still design and build …

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Design tips for downsizers

Interior Designer and author of ‘Creating Space’ NIKI SCHAFER shares her secrets on making the most of the space in your home Try to avoid designing a bedroom for your grandchildren specifically, unless they regularly visit you and stay over on a weekly basis. If you design a childish theme they will outgrow it and you will have wasted your money on a fad. Instead …

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From inside prison to love by the sea

Novelist JANEY FRASER, a 50-something year old mother of three, writes inspiringly about a stint teaching male prisoners how to write novels, and finding love second time round “So why are you working here, miss?” I turned to face a lanky youth with a red flame tattoo down his right arm and a nasty scar on his cheek which might, …

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Glastonbury has made my village a hip place to live

GUY KENNAWAY gives a hilarious and witty account on the pros and cons of living next door to the Glastonbury Festival and what the profits have brought to his village When I bought my house in Pilton in 2008, the agent did not inform me that every summer 173,000 people would be camping virtually at the bottom of my garden. He obviously regarded …

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Taking later-life accommodation to a new level

JANE SLADE interviews Jane Ashcroft, the chief executive of Anchor, the country’s largest retirement accommodation provider Jane Ashcroft is only 47 yet she knows exactly what she is going to do when she can’t manage the stairs; the kind of accommodation she wants and exactly where it is. Surprised? Few people even 20 years older than Jane have thought about what they …

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The annual National Garden Scheme

A visit to one of the gardens that are open under the National Garden Scheme will give you inspiration and ideas, not to mention some delicious tea and cake recommends LOUISE MIDGLEY This year 3,800 gardens in England and Wales are opening their gates to approximately 750,000 visitors to raise money for a selection of charities. In the last decade …

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