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Make your home office work for you

Make your home office work for you

Having a designated study in your home can provide a space to separate your work from the hustle and bustle of family life, and gives you room to concentrate and focus on the tasks ahead. Tips on creating a good home study come from David Wilson Homes, who craft a number of properties that feature their own studies. The developer […]

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Six bedroom house in Dore near to ‘outstanding’ secondary school

Six bedroom house in Dore near to ‘outstanding’ secondary school

King  Egbert of Wessex, who became recognised as overlord of England at Dore in 829, gives his name to the street where this lovely six-bedroom detached house is situated as well as to the ‘outstanding’ secondary school with academy status located nearby. A stunning family home, it sits on a large and private southerly facing […]

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Anyone for tennis? Five-bedroom 17th century Sheffield cottage for sale with tennis court

Anyone for tennis? Five-bedroom 17th century Sheffield cottage for sale with tennis court

Dating back to the 1680s and formerly know as School Green Farm is this imposing and characterful detached stone built five-bedroom family house. It was extended in the mid to late 1800s and, now called Moorcroft Cottage, it offers accommodation of the very highest calibre, retaining much of its original character and charm, blended seamlessly with […]

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Live like a lord in this grand old country house on the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate

Live like a lord in this grand old country house on the Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate

More details at www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56709112.html

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Eight ways to revive your lawn before autumn

Eight ways to revive your lawn before autumn

Homeowners whose gardens are still suffering the effects of the scorching summer can take action now to bring back the green before the colder seasons set in. Here are eight simple and effective methods developed by garden buffs,  for promoting lawn health for the final days of summer. Aeration When grass gets too thick, nutrients […]

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How to stop killing houseplants – and five that will survive in the home

How to stop killing houseplants – and five that will survive in the home

Green fingered Yorkshire people are by far the best, across the country, at nurturing houseplants,  a study has revealed. However, new research shows that, nationally, over 60 per cent of people who buy houseplants each year accidentally kill them – and have no idea how to care for them. The survey, conducted by Harveys Furniture, […]

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Modern landlords a far cry from traditional image, study reveals

Modern landlords a far cry from traditional image, study reveals

While the public’s image of a typical landlord might be a money-grabbing property professional, the reality is very different, a study has found. Office admin roles, alongside jobs in IT, teaching and accountancy are the four most common occupations for landlords, according to new research. Two thirds of landlords have what many would class as […]

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Must-do maintenance tips for autumn homes and gardens

Must-do maintenance tips for autumn homes and gardens

As temperatures begin to drop, it’s a good idea to start thinking about tasks that need to be done around the home and garden before winter hits. From checking drains to roofing repairs, make the following jobs top priorities, to ensure you aren’t hit with hefty bills, or other unwelcome surprises. Rex Nye from independent […]

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Top tips when buying a ‘doer-upper’

Top tips when buying a ‘doer-upper’

Buying a doer-upper is the dream for many people – the opportunity to purchase a property with a lower sale price, then fashion it to taste, with the potential for resale profit. Although this can be a stressful process, it gives the opportunity to reap multiple benefits if you make the right choice. Research has […]

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‘Perfect properties’ on social media blamed for Yorkshire folk feeling ‘not good enough’

‘Perfect properties’ on social media blamed for Yorkshire folk feeling ‘not good enough’

Images of ideal homes on social media are sparking anxiety among Yorkshire householders about their own properties, research has revealed. Fifty-eight per cent of people using Instagram for interiors inspiration in Yorkshire feel dissatisfied with their homes after looking at images of other people’s houses, a study found. Researchers who polled 1,500 UK adults using social […]

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