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This £30m mega-pad set in 40 acres of rolling land comes with a royal neighbour 

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The OTHER Windsor castle! It might not be to everyone’s taste… but this £30m mega-pad set in 40 acres of rolling land comes with a royal neighbour

  • Harford Manor in Berkshire is worth around £30m and is one of most expensive properties outside London
  • It boasts nine bedrooms, a library, indoor pool and sauna, chef’s kitchen, gym and 23,000sqm of living space
  • Heating, lighting and music controlled by wall-mounted tablet computers, while TV room boasts nine screens

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With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rumoured to be keen on a move to Windsor, this luxury property could be just the ticket.

Set in 40 acres a sceptre’s throw from Windsor Castle, it certainly seems fit for a future king.

Boasting a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and a master suite with an impressive 16 wardrobes, Harford Manor is valued at around £30million, making it one of the most expensive properties outside London.

The mansion has nine bedrooms, a double-height galleried entrance hall, five fireplaces, a grand piano, library, indoor pool and sauna, an office overlooking the third-of-a-mile driveway, boot room, chef’s kitchen and gym within its 23,000 sq ft of living space. 

Fit for a king: The stunning nine-bedroom Harford Manor is set in 40 acres just outside Holyport, Berkshire

Fit for a king: The stunning nine-bedroom Harford Manor is set in 40 acres just outside Holyport, Berkshire

His and hers: The spacious en-suite off the principal bedroom boasts marble flooring and a terrace

His and hers: The spacious en-suite off the principal bedroom boasts marble flooring and a terrace 

Who needs the cinema when nine screens can be viewed as one in the cosy TV room

Who needs the cinema when nine screens can be viewed as one in the cosy TV room

Somewhere to store the Krug: Captivating wine cellar can hold 1,000 bottles

Somewhere to store the Krug: Captivating wine cellar can hold 1,000 bottles

Water, water everywhere: The sleek indoor swimming pool with a waterfall feature is flooded by natural light thanks to a wall of folding glass doors

Water, water everywhere: The sleek indoor swimming pool with a waterfall feature is flooded by natural light thanks to a wall of folding glass doors

Situated outside Holyport, Berkshire, Harford Manor is a 20-minute drive from Eton College and a sceptre's throw away from Windsor Castle (pictured)

Situated outside Holyport, Berkshire, Harford Manor is a 20-minute drive from Eton College and a sceptre’s throw away from Windsor Castle (pictured)

The ‘principal suite’ has his and hers en-suite rooms and a sunken marble bath with views over the landscaped garden and fields beyond.

Heating, lighting and music is controlled by wall-mounted tablet computers, while the TV room boasts nine screens which can be watched individually or synchronised to become one giant video wall.

Situated outside Holyport, Berkshire, it is a 20-minute drive from Eton College and is handily placed for Ascot racecourse and the Royal Berkshire polo club. 

The part white-washed, part brick and part cedar-clad house has stables, groom’s quarters, an indoor riding arena, a tennis court, garaging for eight cars and a helipad.

It is on the market with luxury property agency Fine & Country, which says it will work with other estate agents to sell the property and offer them 1 per cent of the sale price – meaning a potential £300,000 windfall for one lucky agency. 

For a video tour of the property, head to YouTube. Interested parties should contact Damion Merry at Fine and Country on 01628200511 or 07369211735.

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Liverpool ONE welcomes Tessuti (GB)

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Grosvenor has announced that designer retailer, Tessuti, has opened its new global flagship store at Liverpool ONE, demonstrating the brand’s ongoing vote of confidence in the destination. The new location on Paradise Street follows Tessuti’s consistently strong performance at Liverpool ONE and spans two floors measuring 22,000ft². Boasting Tessuti’s biggest store to date, this is four times the size of the previous Liverpool ONE site. The store interiors have been styled with a subtle nod to classic Italian architecture whilst incorporating state-of-the-art technical features, combining classic design with an industrial-chic colour palette and cutting-edge digital screens. Working with local Liverpudlian digital and production agency Liquid, the new Tessuti store has exclusive instore stills and videos showcasing exciting campaigns; the first of which is rumoured to feature Liverpool stars Stephen Graham, Abbey Clancy, Miles Kane and Chelcee Grimes.

 

Aligning with Liverpool ONE’s community ethos, Tessuti’s new global flagship will also support the vibrant community in the heart of Liverpool, championing local businesses through collaborations, pop-ups, and in-store events.

 

Alison Clegg, Managing Director, Asset Management, Grosvenor, commented: “Tessuti’s commitment to Liverpool ONE, through its relocation within the destination and decision to make the new store its global flagship, strengthens our position as one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations. The impressive growth trajectory of Tessuti within Liverpool is a great indication of the potential for success and expansion of other brands that join Liverpool ONE.”

 

Chris Rowan, Director of Brand & Customer Connection at Tessuti, added: “The opening of our global flagship at Liverpool ONE is a huge moment for us. Liverpool is an urban hub for international fashion retailers, so upsizing and relocating within the city’s leading retail and leisure destination was a natural next step. We feel confident that it is the ideal home for our flagship location, and are excited to offer Liverpool ONE’s visitors our most stylish project yet.”

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What you need to know about having a home swimming pool

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This summer, it’s not just sales of rosé wine and ice cream that have rocketed during the heatwave. Interest in swimming pools has also surged.

‘This sweltering summer has undoubtedly inspired people to install swimming pools,’ says Sallie Leslie-Golding of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA). 

‘There are now 270,000 in-ground pools in the UK, with about 65 per cent of them in the southern half of the country.’

There is something incredibly glamorous about a Hockney-blue pool. But how does the reality match up to the imagery?

Refreshing: Church House in Potterne, Wiltshire, is on sale for £1.95m. Interest in swimming pools has surged with the hot weather

Refreshing: Church House in Potterne, Wiltshire, is on sale for £1.95m. Interest in swimming pools has surged with the hot weather

‘It’s been wonderful to be able to take a swim at the end of a long day,’ says Felicity Cooper, 55, who in 2006 installed a 12m x 6m pool outside her country house in Potterne, near Devizes, Wiltshire. 

‘It has also been great for the children, Lily and Ryan, who learnt to swim here.’

Felicity stresses the importance of finding the right setting for a new pool. 

She ensured hers was west-facing to catch the evening sun; then she went to the trouble of digging out a mini-amphitheatre so that the displaced earth formed a windbreak around the pool itself.

‘The pool is the optimum distance from the house, being not so near that it detracts from the garden and not so far away that anyone in trouble would not be heard by those inside.

‘It is far from trees so few leaves blow into the water and, with the children in mind, it has a top quality safety cover. Felicity’s six-bedroom Jacobean stone house standing in 1.7 acres is for sale for £1.95 million.

Opinions vary as to whether an outdoor pool helps or hinders a house sale. Some think that the hassle of maintenance may be off-putting to buyers. However, the property buying agent, Jonathan Harington, disagrees.

‘I have had many clients come to me with a pool on their wishlist of luxuries,’ he says. ‘But I have never had anyone say they wouldn’t buy a house because of the pool. If they felt strongly they could easily fill it in anyway.’

Yet owning a swimming pool is an expensive hobby. An above-ground pool — like a giant paddling pool — costs from £1,500 to £15,000. These pools may not quite cut it in terms of glamour, but their lower water capacity means maintenance costs are more reasonable.

For those looking at a more substantial in-ground pool, one with a liner finish of PVC will cost about £75,000. A concrete pool, finished with mosaic tiles, marbled plaster or paint will be about £125,000.

Larger projects can easily cost hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

You may opt for an infinity pool — a pool designed with an edge that gives the illusion that the water is overflowing. 

Those who want to improve their fitness may have a counter current device installed; the equivalent of swimming on a treadmill.

Many pool owners are interested in sustainability and heating the pool with solar panels is popular, as are covers that help heat retention.

Maintaining an outdoor swimming pool is expensive. The cost of heating and chemicals has increased so buyers should budget for at least £8 to £10 a day, dependent on the weather, according to SPATA.

Anyone fancying a workout in their own home may be interested in Ivy Cottage, Grendon, Northamptonshire.

Outside, the four-bedroom cottage is a 10m x 5m pool neatly positioned in the north-west corner to catch the sun.

‘After swimming in the pool, you could go running, riding or cycling on the countless trails nearby,’ says Ian Denton, of Jackson Stops. ‘It’s a lifestyle amenity in your own garden.’ Ivy Cottage is for sale for £825,000.

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Radisson launches new resort in Greece

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Radisson Hotel Group has launched its latest Greek resort in Skiathos. Skiathos, the westernmost of the Sporades islands, is known for its stunning coastline of more than 60 beaches with soft sand and clear blue waters, as well as sea caves, impressive rock formations, and hiking trails on the tree-covered hills along the north shore made famous as the location for the filming of Mamma Mia. The island’s Byzantine churches and monasteries, Venetian-style Bourtzi fortress, and Papadiamantis House with its typical architecture are important parts of the island’s rich history.

 

The resort’s 84 rooms and suites are decorated in a modern, minimalist style, and most of them offer views of the hotel pool or the sea. Private balconies or terraces are available in select rooms, and the resort’s biggest suites feature private whirlpools for ultimate privacy and relaxation. The resort is ideally suited for weddings with its own on-site orthodox chapel and versatile outdoor pool area that offers receptions with stunning views. The main all-day dining restaurant celebrates Greek and Mediterranean flavors on its lunch and dinner menus. The poolside bar offers breakfast treats and late-night snacks as well as a wide selection of drinks and an extensive wine list. For guests looking to keep up their fitness routine, a well-equipped gym is available.

 

“We are excited to offer our guests a fantastic resort experience on the beautiful island of Skiathos, as we continue to expand our Greek resort portfolio. Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos allows guests to switch off and relax surrounded by stunning natural beauty,” said Yilmaz Yildirimlar, Area Senior Vice President at Radisson Hotel Group.

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