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The rise and rise of the sailing resort, celebrated by Emma Caulton

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A corner of the reception hall provides a lovely spot to sit

Bembridge House has been restored from a muddle of anonymous flats to its former glory as a grand Victorian villa – Emma Caulton visits

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Best things about living in Fareham

Monday, March 7, 2016
Fareham's delightful old High Street of Georgian townhouses

Fareham is in the middle of everywhere, but is it going anywhere? Emma Caulton visits

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Enjoying the River Test on a bright, cold winter's day

Roses over the door, lush water meadows and stylish village inns - all reasons to live the country life in the Test Valley says Emma Caulton

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Best things about living on Hayling Island

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Hayling's marinas are well positioned with access to Chichester Harbour and the Solent

Looking for a quieter, gentler pace of life? What about Hayling Island? Emma Caulton visits

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Thatched House, Longstock by Neil Howard (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/qGny5z

Hampshire and its villages are adorned with cosy cottages that anyone would love to live in. Here are a selection that will make you want to move to Hampshire...

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Best things about living in Alresford

Monday, January 11, 2016
The thriving centre includes a mix of essentials and luxury independents

Is Alresford the perfect place to live? Emma Caulton visits this lovely old market town

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What it’s like living in Ringwood

Monday, December 14, 2015
Furlong Centre with smart shops, pavement cafes and colourful hanging baskets

Is the quiet old market town of Ringwood changing its identity? Emma Caulton visits

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Renovation of Ivy House Farm in Froxfield

Monday, November 16, 2015
A view of the gate into the delightful kitchen garden

Renovated by the Carluccios and with a garden designed by Dan Pearson, what happened next to Ivy House Farm? Emma Caulton visits

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What it’s like to live in Southampton

Thursday, November 12, 2015
View of medieval buildings, sixties tower block and cranes from the old city walls

Cruise capital and port city Southampton is a great place to buy, but Emma Caulton can’t help wondering ‘What were the planners thinking?’

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Colourful country cottage gardens in Micheldever

Winchester is surrounded by lovely villages, usually offering more space for your money than in the city itself, says Emma Caulton

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View across to the Isle of Wight from Old Winchester Hill

Could the South Downs be Hampshire’s loveliest and most underrated corner? Emma Caulton thinks it might just be following her latest visit

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Lynes Mead is a contemporary property with the appearance of a classic New Forest house

Charlotte Woodward is living the dream in the New Forest. She chatted to Emma Caulton from the home she built with her husband

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Seafront at south-facing Ventnor

If you’re looking for value for money and a gentler pace of life, then the Isle of Wight calls, says Emma Caulton

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Best things about living in Hook

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Hook is surrounded by pretty villages - such as Rotherwick with its pubs, ponies and landrovers.

Hook always feels as though it’s on the way to somewhere else, Emma Caulton wonders about the pleasures of staying put

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Cross Lane Barn Farm is a lovely old, weatherboarded barn nestled into the landscape

Opting for maximum glamour over paired back minimalism – Julie Rodilosso wanted a barn conversion with stacks of character, as Emma Caulton found on her recent visit

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View across the River Hamble from the bridge at Swanwick

From sailing along the strawberry coast to shopping on cobbled streets, the Hamble Valley offers an idyllic lifestyle as Emma Caulton discovered on a recent visit

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Quay Hill

From stories of smuggling and sea salt to summer sailing and superb shopping, Emma Caulton celebrates living the high life in the seaside town of Lymington

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Best things about living in Wickham

Monday, April 20, 2015
There is a rich architectural mix down Bridge Street

Wickham is a picturesque village that offers great places to eat, drink and be entertained, but what is it like to live there? Emma Caulton finds out on a recent trip

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Carlton Villa is a handsome Victorian villa in walled gardens in the heart of Winchester

Emma Caulton visits an elegant Victorian villa updated for 21st century living, but influenced by Prague and the past

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