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Saturday, March 28, 2015

It’s an exotic oasis off the beaten track, is the Pegdens’ peaceful garden. Steven Russell meets a couple – and their dogs! – for whom 2015 brings a special anniversary.

North Wing, Onehouse Hall

Onehouse Hall is in an enviable, elevated rural setting, surrounded by stunning grounds and undulating countryside.

Bacton Manor

There has been a manor house in the heart of the mid Suffolk village of Bacton for centuries.

New apartments in the Bartlet building, Felixstowe.

The Bartlet in Felixstowe is a landmark building overlooking the promenade and sea.

Hedgeways, Middleton, Sudbury

This attractive, semi-detached period cottage is in a wonderful setting in the village of Middleton, near Sudbury.

Jane Cappleman

There is no better way to embrace Spring than with a pot of white paint.

Scotland House, Stoke by Nayland

Is there any better place to be than in Suffolk on a Spring day?

Jane Bastow in 'my playground' - a vast greenhouse 11 feet wide and 3 feet long. She spends many happy hours there, tending her plants. The statue is there temporarily, protected from the cold because it's not frost-hardy.

It was meant to be part of Jane and Byron’s big dream, but fate intervened – cruelly. Happily, though, the garden they’d planned to create together has proved a real comfort over 20-odd years. Steven Russell enjoys a visit to north Suffolk.

Whinlands, Martlesham

Whinlands is an impressive, six-bedroom family home at Martlesham which also offers flexible open plan living space and also equestrian facilities and an indoor swimming pool.

White House Farm, Reading Green, Hoxne

White House Farm is an historic, timbered farmhouse which has been lovingly restored and modernised by its owners, Roger Day and Grant Filshill.

Wood Farm Kitchens

Last month Samantha Cameron gave us a glimpse into her Downing Street kitchen – a haven of minimalist chic. But tongues were soon wagging on social media as homemakers debated the merits of colourful and cosy versus stark and steel.

White House Barns, Blyburgh, Suffolk

Whitehouse Barn is a unique home, set down a quiet track in the heart of the Blyth estuary, within the coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a site of Special Scientific Interest.

The glory of Helmingham Hall and its gardens. Photo: Marianne Majerus

Two of the most significant female gardeners of the past 60 years live in Suffolk and Essex. Steven Russell discovers the secrets of their magic

Crew Quarters, Aldeburgh

Location, location, location.

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