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Oast House

Top of Their Game

We talk to Darren Hole of Dude & Arnette, the country’s leading oast house maintenance and restoration company.

Welcome to Winter

Welcome to Winter

Welcome to our final magazine of the year – and what a strange year it’s been.

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Spectacular Staycations

Ever dreamed of living in a historic castle? Or staying in a lighthouse? How about waking up in a fort with the might of military history all around you, or relaxing on a stately home estate?

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Welcome to Autumn

While leaf fall prompts thoughts of a hunker-down at home in front of the fire, it may also be a good quiet time to fit in a UK staycation – and why not make it a spectacular one? We have some splendid suggestions from The Landmark Trust, who restore interesting old properties then let them…

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Welcome to Summer

Welcome to our summer edition – what a lot has happened since our last magazine! The pandemic has left economic uncertainty for everyone, so it’s really important that we continue to support our local tradespeople, not only to help them as individuals but also to ensure their skills are not lost. Among these skills are…

Spring

Welcome to Spring

I don’t know about you, but there’s always an extra spring in my step as I realise the days are getting longer and we’re seeing the back of winter!

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Keep the Home Fires Burning

As the days get colder and darker we all want a warm place to curl up, and a cosy corner by the fire is the ideal spot to enjoy a good book from on a cold winter’s afternoon.

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Winter Gardening

Winter doesn’t have to be white in the garden, even if there is a blanket of snow covering the soil. Most of the colour comes from berries: hollies, firethorn, and other winter-fruiting plants that add unexpected splashes of reds and oranges to your winter garden.

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Welcome to Winter!

It’s time to cosy up indoors, maybe in front of the fireplace whilst reading our feature on the fascinating history of these important focal points.

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Making Something Beautiful

As summer says goodbye for the year, specialist painter and decorator Gary Miller is finishing some outside projects before the days really draw in and the weather deteriorates.