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Tincleton Lifestyle

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Tincleton Lifestyle, providing everything you need for your indoor & outdoor lifestyle. Tincleton Lifestyle Centre is probably Dorset’s Finest outlet for all of your Alfresco and Garden Room Furniture requirements. Situated just two miles off of the A35 from Puddletown, the business has extensive showrooms within traditional farm buildings, displaying one of the largest ranges of furniture under one roof. You are welcome to browse, touch and try the varied collections from well known brands such as Alexander Rose, Barlow Tyrie, Bramblecrest, Bridgman, Gloster, Neptune and Westminster, which sit alongside our more niche brands of Vincent Sheppard, Oxley’s and Sika Design. All tastes and budgets are catered for, from the traditional, classical and timeless to…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms: If you have the skill, no project is impossible

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How did the company start? Paul Cunliffe has been in the industry for over 20 years, obtaining a high level of expertise and knowledge in that time. He wanted to take his skills to a new level and be able to share his vision with others. By launching of his own business Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms, he is now able to take the industry by storm. What is it you strive for, for your customers? Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms wants to take it to the next level by not only installing beautiful kitchens and bathrooms, but to be able to offer a bespoke design service. So that you can feel totally confident that what you’re…

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Food Review: Monty’s Burger Lounge

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Aaah Monty’s Burger Lounge, the second in line to the Monty name. After years on success at their primary restaurant in Pokesdown, the team at Monty’s decided to open up a second meat-loving joint in Bournemouth’s hustling and bustling town centre. Their dedication to top-notch burgers hasn’t gone un-noticed; in fact most locals would consider it THE place to go for a sumptuous patty, not to mention all of the other delicious goodies they serve. Their food philosophy is rather charming if not somewhat quirky. A philosophy that says, “hey, we do things a little differently around here, and we think you’re going to like it”. To be more precise: “to enjoy every burger we…

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Full Scream Ahead: For the thrill seekers!

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‘Go on a RIB’ they said, ‘you’ll have fun’ they said…well you know what: they were absolutely right! What an amazing day. The team at House had been invited to day of seafaring ‘Bond’ style. Definitely not for the fainthearted, this adrenaline pumping thrill ride propelled our sluggish Monday morning vibes well and truly away. With our captain for the day ‘Tony Jacques’ at the helm, we couldn’t wait to get out onto the open water. If you’ve never heard of (or never quite understood) the difference between various boating vessels, here’s a little insider info: our water motor for the day was a one of a kind, super speedy, ‘Technohull RIB’. RIB stands for…

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Sarah Ali Choudhury, Passion Makes Perfect: The Tale of A Rising Star

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We’ve had our fair share of tasty food reviews at House, but this was a first. We had been invited down to Purewell Electric’s show kitchen, to enjoy a ‘how to’ demonstration, where the very talented ‘Sarah Ali Choudhury’ (remember that name folks!) taught us the ins and outs of Indian Cuisine. The space itself is stunning. A state of the art show kitchen complete with the latest kitchen tech: induction hob, self-cleaning ovens, and glossy worktops. Not to mention the fully stocked cupboards, packed with all the utensils one could ever wish for. The kitchen is set up almost like a theatre, with tiered seats and all lights pointing at the main event –…

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Powerboat P1: Powerboat racing and jet ski action returns to Bournemouth

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We got the chance to catch up with Robert Wicks, the Chief Operating Officer of Powerboat P1, to find out about the upcoming Grand Prix of the Sea to be staged in Bournemouth supported by the Coastal BID. Firstly (to those of you who might be wondering) let’s clarify the wild-watersports world of ‘P1 Racing’: As arguably the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world, you can’t (or soon won’t be able to) deny the waves that this sport is making, and it’s not just here in the UK either – the company runs an identical series in the USA and has just opened offices in Malaysia to launch the brand in Asia. Don’t…

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Vantage Point: Keep Letting, Less Stressing

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Jon Duignan, the owner and managing director of Vantage Point took the time to explain how his company can help make you a pretty penny out of your unoccupied property: “This particular client (as in the photos in this article) is away a lot working, so it’s not really being used for almost 6 months of the year. Which is where we (Vantage Point) can help. The property owner will give us the dates that he doesn’t intend to occupy the property for, then we make it our mission to fill those dates with renters via the Airbnb website” For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Airbnb service. Here’s a little insider information:…

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Haroys Artistry in Carpentry

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Haroys has been trading as a bespoke joinery business since 1976, focusing their attention on superiorly high quality products. Based in the harbour-side town of Poole, the raw craftsmanship element of the business lends itself to its surroundings. After all, centuries ago Poole was the place to commission carpenters and other such tradesmen, to build grand wooden ships. Now in more modern times, the business has created excellent working relationships with local tradesmen, builders, architects and property developers – building a strong network of local, reliable professionals, that together make up a superb network that can cater to all your home design needs. With nine craftsmen under their wing, their team brings an eclectic mix…

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Vantage Point: Keep Letting, Less Stressing

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We popped by to meet the team down at ‘Vantage Point’ in Bournemouth town centre, to find out what they’re doing to enable more of us to let out our homes via ‘Airbnb’. We caught up with owner ‘Jon Duignan’ to get some more information… Landlords, holiday homeowners; lend us your ears! What if you could earn yourself a massive increase in your rental income, plus a huge tax release on your earnings? The answer lies within this interview. ‘Airbnb’: the latest in travel accommodation. It consists of an online portal that enables homeowners to rent out their property/flats/cottages, to holidaymakers. This service is totally changing the travel industry, with more and more people opting…

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Food Review: The Libertine

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‘Libertine’ (by dictionary definition): a freethinker; one who freely indulges in pleasures. Well if you can’t beat them join them, as they say – onward to ‘pleasuretown’! Also known as, ‘The Libertine’. Situated in Westbourne, this independent gem has locals flocking for what they have to offer. Their mission and ethos is both charming and refreshingly honest: “To embrace freethinking, in a generally enjoyable atmosphere. By providing fresh, quality food, paired perfectly with a good wine list and great beers and ales”. What more could you ask for? The gastro pub is divided up into three sections: the main bar area, the informal dining area and the eloquently entitled ‘Forge’ – an outdoor/indoor eatery space…

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Tincleton Lifestyle

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Tincleton Lifestyle, providing everything you need for your indoor & outdoor lifestyle. Tincleton Lifestyle Centre is probably Dorset’s Finest outlet for all of your Alfresco and Garden Room Furniture requirements. Situated just two miles off of the A35 from Puddletown, the business has extensive showrooms within traditional farm buildings, displaying one of the largest ranges of furniture under one roof. You are welcome to browse, touch and try the varied collections from well known brands such as Alexander Rose, Barlow Tyrie, Bramblecrest, Bridgman, Gloster, Neptune and Westminster, which sit alongside our more niche brands of Vincent Sheppard, Oxley’s and Sika Design. All tastes and budgets are catered for, from the traditional, classical and timeless to…

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Tincleton Lifestyle

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Tincleton Lifestyle, providing everything you need for your indoor & outdoor lifestyle. Tincleton Lifestyle Centre is probably Dorset’s Finest outlet for all of your Alfresco and Garden Room Furniture requirements. Situated just two miles off of the A35 from Puddletown, the business has extensive showrooms within traditional farm buildings, displaying one of the largest ranges of furniture under one roof. You are welcome to browse, touch and try the varied collections from well known brands such as Alexander Rose, Barlow Tyrie, Bramblecrest, Bridgman, Gloster, Neptune and Westminster, which sit alongside our more niche brands of Vincent Sheppard, Oxley’s and Sika Design. All tastes and budgets are catered for, from the traditional, classical and timeless to…

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Dream Kitchens & Bathrooms: If you have the skill, no project is impossible

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How did the company start? Paul Cunliffe has been in the industry for over 20 years, obtaining a high level of expertise and knowledge in that time. He wanted to take his skills to a new level and be able to share his vision with others. By launching of his own business Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms, he is now able to take the industry by storm. What is it you strive for, for your customers? Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms wants to take it to the next level by not only installing beautiful kitchens and bathrooms, but to be able to offer a bespoke design service. So that you can feel totally confident that what you’re…

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Food Review: Monty’s Burger Lounge

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Aaah Monty’s Burger Lounge, the second in line to the Monty name. After years on success at their primary restaurant in Pokesdown, the team at Monty’s decided to open up a second meat-loving joint in Bournemouth’s hustling and bustling town centre. Their dedication to top-notch burgers hasn’t gone un-noticed; in fact most locals would consider it THE place to go for a sumptuous patty, not to mention all of the other delicious goodies they serve. Their food philosophy is rather charming if not somewhat quirky. A philosophy that says, “hey, we do things a little differently around here, and we think you’re going to like it”. To be more precise: “to enjoy every burger we…

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Full Scream Ahead: For the thrill seekers!

Tim-Coe-1_147

‘Go on a RIB’ they said, ‘you’ll have fun’ they said…well you know what: they were absolutely right! What an amazing day. The team at House had been invited to day of seafaring ‘Bond’ style. Definitely not for the fainthearted, this adrenaline pumping thrill ride propelled our sluggish Monday morning vibes well and truly away. With our captain for the day ‘Tony Jacques’ at the helm, we couldn’t wait to get out onto the open water. If you’ve never heard of (or never quite understood) the difference between various boating vessels, here’s a little insider info: our water motor for the day was a one of a kind, super speedy, ‘Technohull RIB’. RIB stands for…

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Sarah Ali Choudhury, Passion Makes Perfect: The Tale of A Rising Star

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We’ve had our fair share of tasty food reviews at House, but this was a first. We had been invited down to Purewell Electric’s show kitchen, to enjoy a ‘how to’ demonstration, where the very talented ‘Sarah Ali Choudhury’ (remember that name folks!) taught us the ins and outs of Indian Cuisine. The space itself is stunning. A state of the art show kitchen complete with the latest kitchen tech: induction hob, self-cleaning ovens, and glossy worktops. Not to mention the fully stocked cupboards, packed with all the utensils one could ever wish for. The kitchen is set up almost like a theatre, with tiered seats and all lights pointing at the main event –…

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Powerboat P1: Powerboat racing and jet ski action returns to Bournemouth

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We got the chance to catch up with Robert Wicks, the Chief Operating Officer of Powerboat P1, to find out about the upcoming Grand Prix of the Sea to be staged in Bournemouth supported by the Coastal BID. Firstly (to those of you who might be wondering) let’s clarify the wild-watersports world of ‘P1 Racing’: As arguably the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world, you can’t (or soon won’t be able to) deny the waves that this sport is making, and it’s not just here in the UK either – the company runs an identical series in the USA and has just opened offices in Malaysia to launch the brand in Asia. Don’t…

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Vantage Point: Keep Letting, Less Stressing

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Jon Duignan, the owner and managing director of Vantage Point took the time to explain how his company can help make you a pretty penny out of your unoccupied property: “This particular client (as in the photos in this article) is away a lot working, so it’s not really being used for almost 6 months of the year. Which is where we (Vantage Point) can help. The property owner will give us the dates that he doesn’t intend to occupy the property for, then we make it our mission to fill those dates with renters via the Airbnb website” For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Airbnb service. Here’s a little insider information:…

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Haroys Artistry in Carpentry

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Haroys has been trading as a bespoke joinery business since 1976, focusing their attention on superiorly high quality products. Based in the harbour-side town of Poole, the raw craftsmanship element of the business lends itself to its surroundings. After all, centuries ago Poole was the place to commission carpenters and other such tradesmen, to build grand wooden ships. Now in more modern times, the business has created excellent working relationships with local tradesmen, builders, architects and property developers – building a strong network of local, reliable professionals, that together make up a superb network that can cater to all your home design needs. With nine craftsmen under their wing, their team brings an eclectic mix…

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Vantage Point: Keep Letting, Less Stressing

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We popped by to meet the team down at ‘Vantage Point’ in Bournemouth town centre, to find out what they’re doing to enable more of us to let out our homes via ‘Airbnb’. We caught up with owner ‘Jon Duignan’ to get some more information… Landlords, holiday homeowners; lend us your ears! What if you could earn yourself a massive increase in your rental income, plus a huge tax release on your earnings? The answer lies within this interview. ‘Airbnb’: the latest in travel accommodation. It consists of an online portal that enables homeowners to rent out their property/flats/cottages, to holidaymakers. This service is totally changing the travel industry, with more and more people opting…

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Food Review: The Libertine

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‘Libertine’ (by dictionary definition): a freethinker; one who freely indulges in pleasures. Well if you can’t beat them join them, as they say – onward to ‘pleasuretown’! Also known as, ‘The Libertine’. Situated in Westbourne, this independent gem has locals flocking for what they have to offer. Their mission and ethos is both charming and refreshingly honest: “To embrace freethinking, in a generally enjoyable atmosphere. By providing fresh, quality food, paired perfectly with a good wine list and great beers and ales”. What more could you ask for? The gastro pub is divided up into three sections: the main bar area, the informal dining area and the eloquently entitled ‘Forge’ – an outdoor/indoor eatery space…

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Smart Home Rentals: If Lettings Give you Lemons, Let Us Make Lemonade!

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We met with the team down at Smart Home Rentals to find out how they are challenging people’s perception of your typical Lettings Agent. We absolutely loved them and we think you will too! Managing Director ‘Sasha Boaltovich’ took the time to give us the inside scoop… How and when did the company start? In my friends back garden (laughs). I was actually working in London at the time, because I’m a qualified fashion designer. I was working in menswear, after graduating from The Arts University in Bournemouth. But after three years of working in that environment I decided I didn’t really like London, so I moved to Bournemouth, because I preferred the lifestyle. I…

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Just Shutters celebrate a decade of success

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From a Southbourne spare room to 13 franchises and 125 towns and cities across the UK! Just Shutters celebrate 10 years at the top of their field! Grown from humble beginnings, husband and wife team Chris and Helen Rocker began the Southbourne based company from their spare room on Carbery Avenue in 2006. The idea was simple; to provide the best possible shutters, expert advice and installation, together with outstanding customer service. It is these three qualities that have been at the heart of the company as it has flourished and grown, now with 13 franchises and covering 125 towns and cities throughout the UK. Chris Rocker, Director says; “it is not often in life…

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How I came to be in the same room as Ella Fitzgerald

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On my left the honey tones of Ella Fitzgerald fill my ears, the saxophone player accompanying her is directly in front of me and the sweep of a drum brush and clear cymbal tell me the drummer is to my right…then the rich tones of Louis Armstrong…a faint cough from behind me and I open my eyes to find I have not, as much as it may have felt like it, been transported to 1956 and the dimly lit Mocambo Club but I am instead sat in Meridian Audio’s R&D room, experiencing ‘fully immersive’ sound quality for myself. Rather, it is the technology behind the two rather beautiful looking Digital Sound Processing 7200 Speakers, sitting…

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Retirement & Care or Entertaining with ease: Let us COOK and deliver to you

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Do you fancy a break from the kitchen? A spot of help with the evening meal? Or maybe greater choices than you are used to? Well, COOK can help! They have been creating frozen ready meals since 1997 and since then have dedicated their time to perfecting each dish, to ensure that they look and taste amazing. Their founding principle was to cook using the same ingredients and techniques you would at home and today nothing has changed. They don’t use any additives or preservatives, just good quality, wholesome ingredients. Their dedicated chefs make each and every dish – you can even find their name on the box. They offer a range of portion sizes…

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House Magazine Interviews Pond Stars (UK)

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We were invited to visit Katie over at Pond Stars in Wimbourne, where we found out what truly makes their company so great, and why people keep recommending their incredible service time and time again. Katie is the administrative magician of the business. Having worked previously as a personal assistant, she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all of the technicalities that help things run smoothly. Katie and her husband Gary strike me as a bit of a dream team: Gary being the craftsmen with a passion for designing spectacular water features and Katie the glue that holds it all together. Their showroom is located in rural Wimbourne, within ‘The Old Mill’…

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Beautiful Shutters From The Experts

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At Just Shutters we believe quite simply that there are two key factors to ensuring that we deliver a fabulous customer experience; providing the best quality products which offer value for money and superb, well trained staff. We have both and are rightly proud of the fact that we constantly strive to maintain our reputation for delivering the optimum customer experience from the first point of contact to the post- installation feedback. The difference between a good experience and a great one is often found in attention to detail, excellent communication and treating your customers as you would wish to be treated yourself. Listening to customers and offering expert advice where appropriate forms the basis…

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The Top Smart Home Technologies Buyers Want

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Research has shown that homebuyers are more interested in homes with smart features and technology than they were just two to five years ago. It is thought that many homebuyers will consider smart home features standard within the next three to seven years… …but which smart home technologies are buyers really looking for? A secure home – smart technology can combine with existing components around your home to provide a comprehensive smart alarm system, without the expensive set up costs. Allowing you to monitor, alarm and defend you home all via a single integrated security system. Energy and cost saving potential will also make a buyer’s ears perk up according to estate agent research. A…

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Tuckton’s Very Own Cutting Edge Contemporary Home

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I arrived at the spectacular ‘Wick Lane’ (a joint development, between three of the south’s most inspiring property design experts), to find out what goes into a project of such stunning stature. Shan and Matt at WCR management instructed Architects Anders Roberts Cheer and Jigsaw interior architecture to design this stunning property inside and out. Completed in May 2016, this contemporary upside down house, of 3500sq feet of modern living space, sits in an elevated position above Tuckton Tea Gardens and enjoys far reaching views of the River Stour and beyond to Christchurch Priory. It’s a visually pleasing contrast between the modernity of its linear frame, within a rustic and rocky setting – cutting through…

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Is a Property PA ‘THE’ new must have in luxury living?

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We spoke with the South’s leading experts to get the inside scoop… I arrived at the stunning beachfront property on a gorgeously sunny Friday afternoon, after a long and dreary week of dire weather. Something about today was going to be special. As I step inside and wonder through the hall a sense of deep calm and serenity sets in. The soft neutral tones, coupled with the sound of the water against the shore, transport me into a holiday like feeling. It’s no wonder that Sandbanks is one of the top destinations to own a second home in the UK. We arrive in the open plan living room, come kitchen; decorated with bespoke white oak…

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Ojo Rojo: Sombreros off to you boys!

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The Ojo Rojo story began during a foodie exploration in the animated boulevards of Mexico. Owner Trevor Hill was captivated by the intense flavours and vibrancy of the local street food and saw potential for something very special. Pronounced ‘Ock-o Rock-o’, meaning ‘red eye’, this phrase originates from the effects of consuming fiery hot chili, to the point of eye-watering intensity. We arrived for a little afternoon delight, one Monday, only to be met with a truly stunning and quite unique venue. The interiors feature a heavy wooden structure, with exposed brickwork foundations, thoroughly rustic and bang on-trend. Not one chair or table is alike, adding plenty of quirk and charm. Towards the rear of…

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