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Make a House a Home

Derek Hall Interiors is a small affordable interior design service based in Sittingbourne and covering Home Counties and London. Whatever level of support you require, Derek can help stimulate new ideas to transform your home.


A Very Notable House

Godmersham Park is surely the most noted mansion in Kent for, since 2017, it’s appeared on the back of every tenner issued by the Bank of England!


The Garden Creative

Never has it been more critical for us to encourage and conserve the wildlife in our gardens.


The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery of the Crawley household – from upstairs dinner party centrepieces to downstairs puddings and pies – and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans.


Kent Farmers’ Markets

Where to buy fresh seasonal produce – upcoming market days in Kent, through to November 2019


Welcome to Autumn 2019

It’s autumn already and nearly time to batten down the hatches
in your own cosy nook. We’re looking at ideas and inspiration
to make your home a pleasure to hunker down in.

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Up and Coming

Wine expert Rowena Hawtin visits Chartham vineyard, one of Kent’s newer wine producers.

Charlton House, Greenwich

The Jacobean House

Edward Lucas, Director of the Country House Department at Strutt & Parker, talks about Jacobean architecture.


Problem Plans: Maximising floor space, minimising cost

Need more space but can’t afford to extend? Architect Louise Priestman shows how reconfiguring an existing footprint can be cheaper and quicker.


A Feast for all the Senses

We had an exclusive look at the Pig at Bridge Place, now that this beautiful 17th Century Manor House has been transformed into its new incarnation as lifestyle restaurant with rooms.