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Interiors

Birds Cottage - Part period cottage, part new extension, and presented, shabby chic, country-style, with galvanised water troughs as flower pots

Birds Cottage in Upham transformed from a derelict country cottage into a beautiful home

There’s something romantic about a derelict country cottage; renovating one can certainly be a labour of love as Emma Caulton discovered on a trip to Upham

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The formal sitting room has lots of rich warming colour - credit: Jake Fitzjones Photography Ltd

How injecting colour to your home can see dramatic improvements

Forest dweller Jo MacMillan put her faith in an interior designer to help her inject a bit of colour into her home; Emma Caulton visited her in Burley to see

the results

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Sam Flack with some of his unique creations

Sam Flack on turning what was his hobby into a modern interiors company

With his creative flair and a love of classic board games, Sam Flack has turned what was a hobby in to a modern interiors company

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Exterior facade of 18th century Hampshire farmhouse with pebble path

A Christmas home in the country

When your life revolves around textiles and furniture, you would expect a home full of unique finds and fabulous interiors. Kate Forman’s Hampshire farmhouse doesn’t disappoint

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Jodine Barnes

Made in Hampshire - Jodine Barnes from Once Was

Not content with a world full of drab, tired looking furniture, Jodine Barnes is taking on the flat pack giants one paint stroke at a time

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Property Market

Market Square is the hub of Petersfield

Best things about living in Petersfield

A picturesque market town surrounded by beautiful countryside and a reasonable commute to London... Too good to be true? Emma Caulton finds out

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Birds Cottage - Part period cottage, part new extension, and presented, shabby chic, country-style, with galvanised water troughs as flower pots

Birds Cottage in Upham transformed from a derelict country cottage into a beautiful home

There’s something romantic about a derelict country cottage; renovating one can certainly be a labour of love as Emma Caulton discovered on a trip to Upham

Read full story »

New Forest - where the ponies and donkeys roam

Best things about living in the New Forest

It has open countryside and seclusion but also an array of buzzing towns and villages. And if you know where to look in the Forest, you can still buy well says Emma Caulton

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Pat Jones (left) with Kate Pelling, sales manager from Linden Homes Guildford, looking through plans for Pat's new home

Retired nurse moves down the road to new home at Allingham Mews

You know you’re not moving far when your friends offer to form a human chain to carry your crockery from your old property down the road to your new home.

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Hill Head beach is popular for watersports

Best things about living on the Hampshire coast

From marinas and ports to harboursides and cobbled streets, there’s so much to enjoy about living on Hampshire’s coastline says Emma Caulton

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Gardens

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Get planting this Centenary

The Royal British Legion is calling on the public to plant a living legacy for those who fought and died in the First World War as part of its Centenary commemorations.

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A stand of lilies draws the eye as you stroll the path through the elephant hedge

Leigh Clapp visits the gardens at Hambledon House

Leigh Clapp visits the beautiful gardens at Hambledon House that have been lovingly created over the years by Diana and David Hart Dyke

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Fiery heleniums

Leigh Clapp visits Tanglefoot garden in Crawley

Leigh Clapp takes a wander around the ornamental and productive garden of Tanglefoot in Crawley, at its peak in high summer

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Deborah Griffiths shares her top tips for wildlife gardening

Deborah Griffiths from The Wildlife Trust says creating a prize wildlife garden does not mean weeds and overgrowth

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Stuart and medal

Local landscapers win Silver Gilt medal at Hampton Court Flower Show

Hampshire based Hambrooks has won a Silver Gilt medal for its ‘Halo’ show garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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Discover Homes & Gardens

Elliot Brothers

Elliot Brothers

Elliotts are Hampshire’s leading Independent Builders Merchants, established in 1842 and still family owned today.

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Solent Mobility

Solent Mobility

Solent Mobility is an independent family run business which concentrates very highly on customer service from initial contact through to full after-sales service.

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Pullingers

Pullingers

Pullingers is an independent furnishings retailer with an extensive showroom on Hayling Island and our Curtain Design Studio in Warsash serving the Portsmouth, Southampton and Chichester areas, and both with free parking on site.

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