Partnership Schemes

Across the country there is a real shortage of high quality properties suitable for downsizers. Cognatum manages what is probably the most extensive portfolio of upmarket retirement estates, and is well placed to promote new developments thanks to its expertise...more

Barton Farm Water Meadows

Volunteers, including residents, are helping John Staley to restore an extraordinary irrigation system in the grounds of Barton Farm, used by farmers in the 16th century. The intricate web of channels, sluices and hatches that controlled the irrigation of the...more

Garden Project at East Ilsley

After 10 years, even in the best gardens it is time to review the state of the shrubs and to rationalise what is there. Sometimes the shrubs have become over-mature and larger than expected and the original concept for the...more

Looking to the future

It is only a decade since Apple launched the smartphone that changed our lives. Now we take for granted Internet access, texting and video phone calls with the family anywhere in the world. At the touch of a screen we...more

Hampshire Guide

Since downsizing from a substantial Edwardian house with a large garden, Gilbert Rowland now enjoys spending some of the summer guiding people around a large historic house dating back to the 17th century. Stratfield Saye, made famous as the gift...more

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