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Keep your feet toasty with a Baa Stool

Getting cosy for autumn

The arrival of autumn means it’s time to hunker down and make your home cosy for the season ahead. Here area a few simple updates to ease you into the new season and help you banish the winter chills.

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The back is designed for life outside with a wide terrace and balcony above - Photography by Martin Gardner

Susie and Rob Eatwell take us on a tour of their hillside Winchester home

Take one view, add light and space and what do you get? Emma Caulton couldn’t wait to see inside a new house high on a hill above Winchester

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Baa stools

10% OFF Baa Stools: the luxury sheepskin footstool

Grab yourself a British made Baargain over at the Great British Life Shop

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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

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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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Property Market

Patches, Amport, £525,000 - Pretty Grade II listed thatched cottage with three bedrooms overlooking village green - Evans & Partridge, Stockbridge, 01264 810702

Best things about living in Andover

Emma Caulton explores a hidden corner of Hampshire... the pretty villages in the valleys surrounding Andover

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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

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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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Gardens

David with the extraordinary looking Squash

Upper Swanmore man David Green on his passion for gardening

David Green has been gardening at Hill Top in Upper Swanmore all his life and has a particular passion for growing unusual vegetables and fruit from around the world

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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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Discover Homes & Gardens

A Life with a View Fragrances

20% OFF A Life with a View fragrances and candles

Save 20% off all purchases of candles and fragrances by A Life with a View on the Great British Life Shop

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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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