• All the Best Bits 23 Aug 19

    “Our previous house was a two-up-two-down that we did up ourselves with absolutely no prior experience,” says Alex. “Although the location was beautiful, in a tiny Buckinghamshire village, it... Read More

  • The Little House of Happiness 5 Jul 19

    When Simon Fowle took early retirement, he and his wife Sandra decided to downsize and move to their weekend retreat – the house where Simon’s grandparents had lived. Affectionately named by... Read More

  • Make Those First Impressions Count 7 Jun 19

    Invest in a fresh front door: Your front door makes a big statement about your home, and sets the tone of the entire house’s aesthetic, whether that’s modern or traditional; smart or... Read More

  • How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall 17 May 19

    A Uniting Theme: One of the best aspects of this trend is just how well it can showcase your individuality – using a common theme across your artwork can really bring your whole wall together... Read More

  • Zara and the Chocolate-Box Cottage 17 May 19

    A weekend break soaking up rural delights in the Cotswolds led Zara Dawson and her partner Lex James to buy this picturesque cottage in the village of Great Rollright, surrounded by glorious views... Read More

  • Learn to Love Your Garden 19 Apr 19

    As the sun shone last summer, I lapped it up. Not just because I’m happiest in good weather, but because for the first time in a decade I was in possession of a garden, so could fully appreciate the... Read More

  • Spring into Action 8 Mar 19

    When a japanese tidying consultant set up her own business at the age of 19, little did she know that her name would become so synonymous with decluttering that it would become a verb – as in... Read More

  • Work in Progress 22 Feb 19

    For hundreds of years, from the middle of the fifteenth century, there was a Manor House tucked away just south of St Mary’s Church in Harefield; there was a deer park on the site even earlier. By... Read More

  • Homeward Bound 11 Jan 19

    Relocating from London, Laura Davenport struck it lucky when she spotted a Grade II-listed cottage and farmhouse for sale in a picturesque village overlooking stunning views of the Waveney Valley on... Read More

  • The Cosiest of Cottages 9 Nov 18

    After 17 years in a suburban three bedroom 1980s semi in Chippenham, Kim and Graham Hallett experienced a dramatic lifestyle change when they moved to an 18th century cottage in deepest Wiltshire... Read More

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