Dream homes – Cosy living rooms

Dream homes – Cosy living rooms

Posted: October 3, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

The living room, the lounge or the sitting room. Whatever you call it, it’s usually the room in which you spend a significant percentage of your downtime. It’s where you watch the television, entertain friends, read a book or enjoy games with the family. Living rooms are often described as comfortable, spacious and elegant. In […]

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Buy-to-Let: Should I consider becoming a landlord?

Buy-to-Let: Should I consider becoming a landlord?

Posted: September 26, 2017   •   Posted in: Financial advice   •   Tagged: , ,

A long-term venture, buy-to-let can be a minefield for new investors. Becoming a landlord can have great financial rewards, but there are many factors to be aware of. Legislation that came into effect in 2016 means there are now higher stamp duty taxes to pay on buy-to-let properties, for example. And the tax relief you […]

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Delightfully eccentric! We look at the quirks of the British people

Delightfully eccentric! We look at the quirks of the British people

Posted: September 14, 2017   •   Posted in: Just for fun   •   Tagged: , , ,

Perhaps it’s our notoriously variable weather that’s made us the way we are; perhaps it’s our long and interesting history; perhaps it’s the oddities of our language that you’ll have encountered if you’re learning English. Whatever the reason, it’s given us a great many cultural quirks that frequently take visitors by surprise – particularly visitors […]

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Recommended reading for the months ahead

Recommended reading for the months ahead

Posted: September 12, 2017   •   Posted in: General News

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave Best known for his novel The Other Hand, this is Cleave’s latest work of fiction. Based in Word War II , he has taken inspiration from his grandparent’s experiences which makes this a really special book. There are three main characters, Mary, Tom and Alastair whose lives become […]

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Dream homes – Stunning gravel driveways

Dream homes – Stunning gravel driveways

Posted: September 11, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

There’s something uniquely British about driving a luxury car up a sweeping driveway, the sound of gravel crunching under the tyres, the attractive look of the pebbles stretching out in front of you welcoming you home from an afternoon at the golf course. A large frontal feature, an attractive gravel driveway can be stylish, charming […]

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A day at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

A day at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford

Posted: September 5, 2017   •   Posted in: General News

Tudor days at Kentwell Hall are big on authenticity – and fun. Here photographer Georgie Coll captures some of the characters while Lucy Turner discovers five things you may not know about the Long Melford stately home. Kentwell Hall’s Tudor events are not done by halves; every inch of the Long Melford house and estate […]

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Join the David Burr Team

Join the David Burr Team

Posted: September 4, 2017   •   Posted in: General News

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, personable sales administrator to work within our Bury St Edmunds team. Working directly with the sales and lettings team the role requires strong administration and organisation skills, an eye for marketing and confidence dealing with clients. David Burr has a strong reputation formed over 20 years for marketing interesting […]

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A brush with the past

A brush with the past

Posted: August 29, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

  When did you first become interested in painting and art? From an early age, I was always drawing in sketch books, school exercise books, scraps of paper, etc. At Bulmer Primary School, I won several prizes for my illustration work, one was the 1970 Sunday Mirror’s Children’s Art Exhibition, where my work was hung […]

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Dream homes – Stunning countryside views

Dream homes – Stunning countryside views

Posted: August 21, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

There are many things that are wonderful about living in the countryside. Fewer cars, less noise and lower pollution levels. More space. A sense of community. And beautiful, amazing, stunning countryside views. Being mostly flat, East Anglia has an abundance of picturesque scenes. Wide, low lying fields are havens for wildlife, with the sight of combines […]

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So you think you know about wine?

So you think you know about wine?

Posted: August 14, 2017   •   Posted in: Just for fun   •   Tagged:

Drinking wine can be an intimidating experience. Everyone has an opinion, but it’s when opinions become ‘rules’ that things get tricky. Suffolk wine expert Martin Higginson has some advice for the uninitiated. 1. Expensive wine is best Richebourg Grand Cru from Burgundy averaged £9,800 a bottle at auction in 2015 – and I‘m sure it’s […]

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