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For professionals Gillian and Kevin Palmer, and their daughters Millie and Izzy, a holiday home in the romantic seaside village of Thorpeness is a true escape.

Words and images: Tony Hall

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As a builder, James Walker has been making other people’s dreams a reality for more than 35 years. But when it came to building his own dream house, things didn’t quite go according to plan

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A major development in St Albans draws on modernist architecture and the garden squares of London. Pat Bramley explores Gabriel Square – a flagship project for a new developer – as it nears completion

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July 2017

The ability to add creativity, practicality and personality to a property is very appealing. A bespoke design on a grand scale means you can fashion your living space to suit your every need, but even small touches of individuality in furniture or decoration, for example, can make your home stand out from the crowd.

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Interiors specialists Lisa and Paul Thornton-Allan left the bustle of East London for the tranquillity of a Georgian home in Little Chart that they have completely restored

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It took a fair bit of tenacity and good timing for Natasha Cargill to build her dream home in the heart of Norfolk, but she got there in the end, as Tony Hall discovered

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A house swap meant a couple avoided the often painful process of moving home, and gave them the opportunity to enhance a grand Arts and Crafts property in Standon

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June 2017

Creativity runs in Natalie Hullett Burrows’ family and she’s used it to perfection at her French inspired Aldeburgh home. Words and images by Tony Hall

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Perfectly situated in one of Suffolk’s most enviable positions, Stone House is a substantial residence on Gun Hill in Southwold.

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Ad Feature: 10 homes you won’t believe are self builds

Monday, June 12, 2017

Here are ten exciting properties that will inspire you to buy a plot of land and create your own self build home in Kent. If you’re thinking of self building, Potton can help

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Flint cottages, sandy beaches, idyllic unspoilt countryside and a wonderful understated charm – Norfolk’s east coast villages are waiting to be explored

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June 2017

These three luxury properties in Sellindge, Birchington and Staplehurst are great options

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Jane and Eddie Chorlton’s farmhouse home at Halesworth is flooded with memories accumulated over three generations. Words and images: Tony Hall

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Hot Property with historic charm

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tim Rutter is a director of the David Bur Group and primarily operates from the North Essex office in Castle Hedingham. Tim has been specialising in rural and village property marketing in this region for nearly 20 years.

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Dating from the late 15th century, Broom Manor in Cottered was in need of love and expert attention when it was discovered by a London couple looking for a rural life. Today, the restored former farm is testament to their passion

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Hertfordshire is known for having some of the highest property prices in the UK. We have selected five of the most extravagant and costly on sale this month

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Why you should move to Wells

Monday, May 8, 2017

Wells is not just next to the sea – it is pretty near heaven too

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The Avenue, Wanstead OIEO £2,000,000 freehold

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Ad Feature: Crafting success with Jack Brunsdon & Son

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jack Brunsdon was a master craftsman with a passion for making things from wood. He turned his hand to many varied forms of joinery, including deck chairs, toboggans and even the rear timber body work of the Morris Traveller estate motor car before settling on high quality windows and doors

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Tree House vision becomes reality

Monday, April 24, 2017

A landmark home will be a lasting legacy to a Suffolk architect

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After their newly-bought 1970s home cracked wide open, a couple with an eye to elegance and the environment embarked on a mission to create something new. Pat Bramley investigates Spring House in Little Gaddesden

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Described by Edward Hasted as ‘the greatest ornament of this part of the county’, Barham Court has been ‘saved’ by being converted to serviced office accommodation. Words by: Pat Crawford. Pictures by: Manu Palomeque and courtesy of Barham Court

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Making a move to Cromer

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Endless Victorian seaside charm and a fantastic place for all the family, Cromer really is the gem of the Norfolk coast

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Mark and Ruth Crisp have converted a Methodist chapel at Knodishall into a home from home that they love to share. Words and photos: Tony Hall

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What are the key indicators of an up-and-coming location? Matthew Craker of Fine and Country Brookmans Park outlines 11 signs that an area could be a smart place to buy

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