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Beyond The Pale
Unusual split levels and a layout that had undergone a few changes over the centuries meant that this Georgian rectory had a unique personality that instantly appealed to Janet Parrella-van den Berg and her husband Dino. ‘We loved the large, open spa
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A Family Affair
For Felicity Thompson, the onset of May is a reminder of why she and her husband Charles moved to their farmhouse in Devon 20 years ago. ‘Early spring is when our foals are born and it’s also when the countryside starts to come into its own,’ she say
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THE PROPERTY Detached Edwardian villa LOCATION East Sussex ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner, study, five bedrooms (two en suite), bathroom, wet room PURCHASED 2007 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in a Grade II-listed Georgian terrace property in Bri
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A New Direction
When work commitments meant a move to the Netherlands for James and Sarah Dand, they initially thought they’d be there for six months. ‘We first moved to the centre of the city, which was great, and with the rest of Europe on our doorstep we travelle
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THE PROPERTY Penthouse loft-style apartment LOCATION West London ROOMS Kitchen-diner/living area, cloakroom, home gym, three bedrooms (all en suite), dressing area, roof terrace PURCHASED 2018 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘Before moving here, we lived in a
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RISING To The CHALLENGE
There came a time in Ruth Stolerman’s life where she felt the need to have two things – a house and a rescue dog. ‘My husband Stolly and I were living in a flat in west London, which we loved, but found this lovely railway worker’s cottage about thre
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Paradise Found
Four years ago, Justine and Julien Seven Delon opted to swap their fast-paced life in Paris for a much gentler mode de vie in Provence. ‘We had noticed how much our children, Malo and Elia, loved being surrounded by nature, which had planted the seed
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THE PROPERTY A rectory built in 1767 with Victorian additions LOCATION Kent ROOMS Sitting room, living room/office, dining room/sitting area, kitchen, laundry room, pantry, cloakroom, five bedrooms (four en suite), dressing room, bathroom, studio
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THE PROPERTY A Grade II-listed Georgian house LOCATION Dartmoor ROOMS Sitting room, dining/ living area, kitchen, cinema room, five bedrooms (two en-suite), two bathrooms, workshop PURCHASED 2011 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived by the coast in Cornwa
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Old Meets New
A huge leafy garden tempted Jan Lund and her husband Steve to view a Victorian Cotswold property in the west Oxfordshire countryside. ‘We were actually looking at properties in Cheltenham but a friend who lives in the next village was trying to keep
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Second Time Around
Nichola Trayler finds it hard to believe that she once turned her back on, what has become, the home she adores. ‘When I first viewed this barn conversion, I dismissed it as being far too small and lacking in potential,’ says Nichola. ‘It was a decis
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THE PROPERTY Victorian detached house LOCATION Oxfordshire ROOMS Sitting room, kitchen-diner, media room, library, three bedrooms (one en suite), dressing room, bathroom PURCHASED 2007 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We lived in Fulham, London, before moving
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Modern Classic
Interior designer Fi Crole had always dreamed of building her own house. So when she moved from her London home in Battersea to the Hampshire countryside, she seized the opportunity. ‘I decided to build a new home to share with my husband Charlie and
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Dream Believers
Sometimes in life, it’s worth taking a gamble. This was certainly the case for Catherine and Simon Davis who, trusting their instincts, threw caution to the wind to buy a tumbledown cottage, without as much as a survey. Having searched online for a c
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THE PROPERTY 1950s detached home LOCATION North London ROOMS Kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, study, cloakroom, four bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite). PURCHASED 2017 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We were living in a smaller house in the
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Bold Ambition
When experienced renovator Howard Smith met the vendors of his new home, he hadn’t anticipated being grilled by the couple, their children and grandchildren. ‘I turned up straight from the gym, in a tracksuit, to find the smartly dressed family sitti
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THE PROPERTY A barn conversion, dating from the 18th century LOCATION Hertfordshire ROOMS Sitting room, dining room, kitchen-diner, utility room, four bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom PURCHASED 2013 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘I used to live in a three-s
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THE PROPERTY Neoclassical-style period villa LOCATION South Africa ROOMS Sitting room/bar, kitchen-diner, family room, utility room, playroom, gym, three bedrooms (all en suite), bathroom, outdoor terrace and covered dining area PURCHASED 2016 PR
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ART & SOUL
When Marie Soliman and her partner Albin Berglund were house-hunting, they were pleasantly surprised to find a loft-style penthouse apartment in west London. ‘This style of property comes up more often in east London, which historically had more fact
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Urban Oasis
Moving from a small, rented flat to a two-up, two-down Victorian house felt like a very grown-up step to Nicky and Tom Baker. ‘Tom and I were lucky enough to inherit a small amount of money, and were keen to get our foot on the property ladder,’ says
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THE PROPERTY A Victorian terraced house LOCATION East Sussex ROOMS Sitting room, dining room, kitchen-diner, study, cloakroom, four bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom, shower room PURCHASED 2017 PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘I had a three-bedroom Victorian t
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Starting Over
A winding driveway lined with more than 50 poplar trees leads through a weathered stone arch, where the sight of a beautiful manor house takes your breath away. The big surprise is that the stone facade with its graceful arched windows and elegant fr
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Well Suited
The moment I walked in, I could tell that this house would be ideal for my new life as an empty nester,’ says Leigh Peterson. Recently retired with two adult children, Leigh was ready to embark on a new adventure – with her dog Lexi – when she found
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Full Steam Ahead
Despite having been one of the first Norfolk villages to get a railway line, Docking has been without a passenger service since the 1953 East Coast floods. What remains is a row of pretty railway workers’ homes, tucked down a quaint country lane. ‘Wh
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Finely Balanced
Simone Hirsch felt like she had opened the door to a secret garden when she first saw her new Cape Town home. The interior designer took in the plane trees, the steep flank of Table Mountain and a biodiversity that she hadn’t encountered in her forme
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Room Envy
Those in the know are already familiar with Texas’ thriving art communities. From hipster Austin and its gallery and cafe culture to off-the-beaten-track outposts such as the sculpture-dotted desert landscape of Marfa, it’s not all cowboy boots and c
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Idyllic Charm
The combination of grand Georgian architecture, a location in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the riverside setting always drew Cherrie and Paul McCarron to this stunning house whenever they walked passed it. ‘I would periodically
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STYLISH & SIMPLE
Kelly Schofield is forever changing the look of her home – downstairs rooms have been decorated white, light grey, dark green and dark grey in the four years she’s been living here with husband, Taha Meziane, and their son, Zaki, six. ‘I get bored ve
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Adventures IN SPACE
Childhood connections brought Atalanta and Julian Keirle to Norfolk in 2011 on a mission to discover where in the county to put down roots. Both are seasoned travellers: Atalanta lived in Spain for three years and Julian has lived much of his life ab
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