DOMVS Enterprise Club Inspired Living - Issue 6 – Autumn Winter 2019

DOMVS Enterprise Club comprises some of the best producers Dorset has to offer, all independent businesses founded and located in Dorset, who have come together to promote not only each other, but the glorious lifestyle and products our unique county has to offer.

DOMVS Enterprise Club comprises some of the best producers Dorset has to offer, all independent businesses founded and located in Dorset, who have come together to promote not only each other, but the glorious lifestyle and products our unique county has to offer.


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Inspired Living

DOMVS Enterprise Club

Autumn/Winter 2019


Autumn Sunset’ by Ben Tizzard

Enjoy Our Seasonal Dorset

Photography Competition

Damers Eco Warriors;

No Plastic, Fantastic!

Introducing Foxy by Design,

release your inner vixen

Welcome to Inspired Living

Official magazine of DOMVS Enterprise Club

How fortunate are we to live in this beautiful county. For those of you who live here you know this already; for those

of you moving into the area, you are about to find out! From sandy beaches to wonderous coastal walks, from leafy

glades to rolling countryside and forests: we have it all. We also have an array of incredibly talented business folk

who make up the contributors to our latest Inspired Living magazine. Impossible to name them all, but we can

guarantee everyone featured cares a huge amount about the products they produce. Take an indulgent look and see

for yourselves.

Take a look too at this gorgeous Grade 2 Listed Manor House in Upwey dating back to 1639 and set in approximately

1.39 acres. Spectacularly proportioned and elegantly presented, sitting on rising ground to the east of the River Wey

in Upwey. There is even a maze to get lost in! Check out the virtual reality film at domvs.co.uk to see for yourselves.

If you’re thinking of moving, give us a call. We are already living the dream and we should be delighted to help you do

the same.

Polly Greenway, Director, DOMVS

DOMVS Enterprise Club Members

Our members comprise some of the best producers

Dorset has to offer, all independent businesses founded

and located in Dorset, who have come together to

promote not only each other, but the glorious lifestyle

and products our unique county has to offer.

We are always looking for exciting and innovative new

members, so if you fit the bill and would like to be

involved, please get in touch.

Director: Polly Greenway

Club Secretary, Editorial and Design: Lucy Cole


Contributors: Back2Market, Chococo, Clarkes Windows,

Damers First School, Dorset Tea, DOMVS, The Dorset

Ginger Company, Elaionaki, Foxy by Design, Gallery on

the Square, Gorwell Farm, Hall & Woodhouse, Jurassic

Coast Farm Shop, Lucy’s Farm, Olives Et Al, The Potting

Shed, Purbeck Candles, Rosemary Rogers Catering,

Sarah Dale Aesthetics, Sculpture by the Lakes, Upstairs


On the cover: ‘Autumn Sunset’ by the winner of this

edition’s seasonal Dorset landscape photography

competition, Ben Tizzard.

Printed by Ravensworth Printing Services



Inside this Season

5. Upstairs Downstairs - A world of interiors

7. Clarkes Windows

8. Introducing: Lucy’s Farm

9. Rosemary Rogers Catering

10. Purbeck Candles - Winter Spice

11. Introducing: Damers Eco Crew

13. Spotlight on: Sculpture by the Lakes

15. Take a tour of Dorset with Hall & Woodhouse

17. Jurassic Coast Farm Shop

19. Introducing: Foxy by Design

22. Welcome to the Potting Shed

23. Spotlight on: Elaionaki

23. Spice Up Your Life with The Dorset Ginger Company

24. Gallery on the Square

25. Hello from Chococo

26. Glorious Gorwell

27. The best of our seasonal photography competition

29. Celebrate Good Skin with Sarah Dale Aesthetics

30. Dorset Tea

31. DOMVS Ready When You Are

21. Back2Market




A world of interiors.

The beautiful Old School Rooms on Sherborne’s

Long Street provides the perfect backdrop for

a world of interiors, created by designer Kitty

Oakshott. Kitty has been working in interior design,

both in London and in Dorset, for more than twenty

years and opened Upstairs Downstairs in 2012.

These days, it’s the essential destination for anyone

with a design project in mind.

Here at Upstairs Downstairs no job is too big or

too small. Kitty and her team will happily advise

and guide you through any interior decisions from

a single cushion to a whole house or hotel. We are

available to talk you through ideas at our shop or by

appointment to visit your home or business.

Upstairs, you’ll find a fabric showroom that’s all

about finding your perfect match, thanks to a

collection of more than 400 fabric and wallpaper

books. Stocking all the designer brands as well as

smaller, less well-known independent designers to

give you the widest possible choice. Once you’ve

chosen your fabric, Kitty and her team of expert

seamstresses and upholsterers will be more

than happy to discuss producing curtains, blinds,

headboards and all kinds of upholstery for your

home or business.

Downstairs spend a while browsing the selection

of beautiful home-ware, furniture, fascinating gifts,

jewellery and the other unique treasures of this

fabulous emporium.

Curtains We can make bespoke curtains and

pelmets in one of the many fabrics stocked in the

shop, or in fabric supplied by the customer. As

standard all our curtains are hand sewn and fully

lined, but there are many other options such as

thermal or blackout lining, with a choice of headings

all made to measure to suit your requirements.

Blinds We have a choice of Roman, Roller, Vertical,

Venetian and Conservatory Blinds all made to

measure. Roman blinds are made fully lined and

lined with a choice of traditional wooden


atten with cords and a cleat, or a metal headrail

with ball and chain mechanism for a more

contemporary look. Roller blinds can be made in

your choice of fabric, with blackout and wipe clean

options also available. Blinds can also be made to

measure and supplied via mail order for you to fit


Tracks and Poles We have a wonderful collection

of poles with lots of options available, choose from

wood or metal, with hundreds of different finishes

and finials. We can even supply curved and bay

poles for those tricky windows. Our selection of

tracks is just as impressive, with lots of colour

options, or choose electric remote controlled

tracks for a touch of luxury.

Upholstery We offer a full strip and re-upholster

service. Re-cover a favourite old chair in a new

fabric to give it a new lease of life.

Loose Covers Choose a new fabric to give your

old sofa or chair a new look - loose covers are

great as they are removable for cleaning, so very

practical for those with children or pets! We can

also recommend lots of great washable and stain

resistant fabrics.

Cushions and seat covers small scatter cushions,

new sofa seat covers and window seats all can be

made to customer’s specifications in your choice of

fabrics and trimmings.

Bespoke Furniture from headboards to footstools

or sofas and chairs, our team of craftsmen can

create bespoke furniture in a number of designs

choose your style and fabrics and let us do the rest

pop in to the shop to see some of the bespoke

furniture we have made.

Lampshades Choose from our wide range of

lampshades we have in stock at the shop or

choose your fabric, style and size for a bespoke

lampshade to suit your room perfectly. Our

lampshades can also be made from wallpaper as

well as fabric!

No matter what your project is, or if you are just

looking for a bit of inspiration, Upstairs Downstairs

is the place for all your interior needs!


T. 01935 813831

E. info@updowninteriors.co.uk


‘A’ Rated Windows & Doors

Conservatories Fascias Soffits

Guttering Glass Replacement

A local, family-run company with

30 years’ experience

Tel: 01305 759020


17 Maumbury Road, Dorchester, DT1 1QN


Me, Moo Selfie, and I

Introducing Lucy’s Farm

Dorset based artist Lucy Tidbury, known mostly for her

‘moo selfie’ designs, creates original artwork, prints

and gifts inspired by our beautiful countryside and its

curious four-legged residents.

Living near Wareham surrounded by stunning

scenery of the Purbeck Isles in Dorset, I have no end

of inspiration. I studied a Diploma in Fine Art at the

Bournemouth Arts Institute and I went on to do my

BA Degree in Fine Art at the University of Chichester,

graduating in 2007. I took the leap to become a full-time

artist back in 2014 and haven’t looked back!

I show my work at various shows across the country and

I am always adding new items and designs to the range.

The Moo Selfie range is my most popular, combining

our beautiful landscape with its curious four-legged

residents, you’ll often see me walking the Purbeck Hills

with my Sprocker Spaniel Ned for inspiration! He’s

a rescue from Margaret Green Animal rescue and is

regularly by my side at the shop and at shows. “

In 2017 Lucy opened her shop ‘Lucy’s Farm’ in the centre

of Swanage which is also used as a studio space

where Lucy works on her current commissions and

latest paintings. As well as the humorous farm animal

paintings Lucy is well established as a Pet Portrait

artist, capturing animals in original oil paintings, Lucy

has painted an array of pets over the years from dogs,

cats and horses to guinea pigs, alpacas and rabbits.

You can view Lucy’s work and see what she’s working on

by visiting her shop in Swanage and you can also head to

the website to see the full range and find out more about

Lucy and the Moos.

Lucy’s Farm is tucked away in the heart of Swanage,

opposite Java Café and not far from the famous

Chococo chocolate shop, you’ll find it in Tilly Mead

Courtyard where there’s a real wealth of independent,

creative, small businesses, from traditional fishmongers

and florists to funky Cafés, restaurants and galleries.


T: 07723603850

E: moo@lucysfarm.co.uk


Anything from a plate of sandwiches

to a wedding buffet

Christening lunches/teas

Wedding celebrations

Funeral teas

Fill your freezer

Picnic hampers

Office lunches

Corporate entertainment

Arrangement of hire of crockery and



Winter Spice

Phaedra Radestock, Owner,

Purbeck Candles

Embrace Winter with Dorset’s Award Winning Candle

Company. Create sumptuous cosy spaces filled with

heavenly scent. Snuggle down with friends and loved

ones and embrace those long dark winter nights with

a roaring fire and beautiful candlelight. Feel festive

with the rich spicy aroma of a beautiful essential oil

Christmas Candle.

View our full range of Pure Essential Oil Candles &

Diffusers at purbeck-candles.co.uk

E. sales@purbeck-candles.co.uk

T. 01929 505036



Eco Crew:

No Plastic,


Eco Schools is at the heart of the life of the 450 pupils

at Damers First School. Every class has an Eco ambassador

who forms the Eco Crew. Sustainability is embedded

across our curriculum through planned activities. Each

class makes a termly pledge to help animals, people or

the environment giving every child the opportunity to

have a voice and speak passionately about environmental

issues they believe in. Katie White, Eco assessor

said, “The School has clearly demonstrated commitment

to Eco Schools. It was great to see this was led by the

pupils and they were really heading it up, with a strong

ability to speak for themselves, debate and question

difficult subjects.”

All children at the school garden which is really important

for health and environmental education. They work

with volunteers in the school garden growing seeds in

our plastic bottle greenhouse, planting seedlings out

and harvesting what they have grown to be cooked into

a dish related to a country or part of the Big Soup. The

local garden centre provided resources and time and in

September 2018 Damers came second in the Cultivation

Street School Garden Competition. All the school’s food

waste is put in our Ridan Food Waste Composter.

The children have been active in getting the local community

to recycle - printing cartridges, pens, biscuit

wrappers, crisp packets, soap dispensers, baby pouches,

pet food etc. This helps the environment and we raised

£2,000 so far with the money going towards a bird hide

and wildlife area with pond.

The school became an SAS Plastic Free School in May

2018. Children launched Refill Poundbury signing up 23

businesses and appeared on Newsround. They contacted

businesses supplying school fruit and milk asking if fruit

could come in card boxes and milk in reusable glass bottles.

They wrote to local head teachers asking them to

become plastic free schools. They put pressure on Brace

of Butchers about plastic used and this business implemented

their ideas, establishing a waste free shop. They

created posters giving the local community ideas on how

they could reduce plastic.

Most importantly, the children led a campaign to help

Dorchester achieve SAS Plastic Free Community Status.

They have given presentations to many community

organisations across the town and gained their support

including Dorchester Chamber of Business, Dorchester

Bid, the Town Council. The children have signed up 84


businesses and each of these businesses have removed

at least 3 single use plastics or found sustainable alternatives.

In July Dorchester became the 67th location

and 3rd location in Dorset to achieve this status. The

children have since set up a steering group with influential

members of the town to help them carry on their

great Plastic Free work making Dorchester as green as

possible. They have been invited onto Dorset Council’s

climate change panel as the Council realises the power

of the children’s message and the influence they have

had across the town and the county. The children won

four awards at the Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge

with their product Waxtastic No Plastic, an alternative to

cling film. They sold the product at local events raising

an amazing £4500 which has helped finance a school

nature area. Their resilience is amazing.

The school are ambassadors for Delphis Eco, an ecological

cleaning product we have used across the school

for the last 4 years. The packaging is made from 100%

recycled plastic bottles and they were the first company

to do this in 2017. The children sell delphis eco products

to parents, staff and businesses after school and

at weekends at Farmers Markets. The product has just

been launched in Robert Dyas Stores across the country.

It has the Royal Warrants for the Queen and Prince

Charles. Our school cleaner Debbie Grubb features on

one of the bottles as part of a quote she said.

Damers First School children with help from their teacher

Edd Moore came up with the idea of Boomerang Bag

Dorset to help reduce the amount of single use plastic

bags being used. The children have inspired the local

community and community groups to donate fabric and

make fabric bags. Making bag events have been set up

around the town. Businesses and the WI have help to

support the children’s idea. The Boomerang Bags go into

independent shops for members of the public to use for

free if they forget their own bag. They then bring the

bag back when they are next in town with their reusable

one. The scheme was launched by HRH Prince Charles in


A Year 3 class, as a pledge, took part in a CPRE (Campaign

to Protect Rural England) Green Clean with students

from Thomas Hardye School. They collected 156

plastic bottles and cans raising £15.60 using the reverse

vending machine. Damers’ children inspired Hardyes to

use recycle bins and set up a green committee. A few

weeks ago the children and The Thomas Hardye Students

took part in the Green Clean, litter picking the

same route as last year. They collected 59 plastic bottles

and cans which was considerably less than last year

which shows that work is being down to clean up the

area. Earlier in the year the children went to Westminster

to speak with Michael Gove about the importance of

an all in Deposit Return Scheme. They didn’t take no for

an answer and were filmed by Newsround while questioning

him which stimulated national interest. In March

the school was awarded the Jane Goodall Roots and

Shoots best Educational Institution for the plastic free

campaigns they have led.

The school has been included in “Plastic Game Charger”,

a book written by Amanda Keetley of Less Plastic,

which showcases the work the children have done at

school and in the local community to reduce single

use plastic. The children hope that it will inspire other

schools and community groups to use their ideas to

start their own plastic free campaign in their villages,

towns and cities.

Isla Lester aged 8 has been short-listed for Best Youth

Volunteer at the Dorset Volunteer Centre Awards with

winners to be announced at the end of October. She

asked for a litter picker for Christmas and has since

litter picked her street, local beaches, countryside and

even asked to litter pick the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth.

She gives up her weekends and after school

to speak to businesses and community groups about

reducing single use plastic. She now has a Blue Peter

Green Badge! Damers Eco Crew have been short-listed

for Best Youth Volunteer Group.

Damers First School have been short-listed for Schools

Champion in the Surfers Against Sewage Awards. The

Ceremony will take place on Thursday 21st November

at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. The awards were

short-listed by an all star judging panel that included

Ben Fogle, Helen Glover, Liz Bonnin and Hugo Taholm.

Follow Damers Eco Crew: facebook.com/damersecocrew/

and Plastic Free Dorchester: facebook.com/groups/plasticfreedorchester/

Find out more about Litter Free Dorset Plastic Free

Dorchester here: litterfreedorset.co.uk/current-projects-and-campaigns/plasticfreedorchester-2/


Spotlight on: Sculpture by the Lakes

Nature, art and soul unite at Tincleton, Dorchester

Set in 26 acres of Dorset’s finest countryside, Sculpture

by the Lakes is the go-to venue for art, gardens and

peaceful days out. Over the past few months, this iconic

sculpture park has added even more to its offering.

Home to leading contemporary sculptor Simon Gudgeon

and his gardening wife Monique, Sculpture by the

Lakes has been described as one of the most beautiful

and unique sculpture venues in the UK. Set alongside

Dorset’s River Frome, with three lakes, wildlife ponds,

streams, meandering woodland paths and more formal

gardens, it is the perfect place to spend the day, to

experience art and landscape and not merely to view it,

and to recharge mind, body and soul.

Not just a sculpture park

Sculpture by the Lakes is as much a destination for art

connoisseurs as for garden enthusiasts, nature lovers

and foodies. Visitors can experience a day visiting

The Barn Gallery, one of three gallery spaces on site;

enjoying home-cooked food at The Gallery Café; and

walking around the park itself taking in the beautiful,

tranquil surroundings. There are also private areas

available to hire for the day, such as The Riverkeeper’s

Hut, a beautiful shepherd’s hut situated on the river’s

edge, or The Island, a private, enclosed pavilion with soft

seating, picnic table and wood-burning stove.

The art

Simon Gudgeon has attained worldwide recognition with

exhibitions across the globe. His work features in several

important private collections such as those of HRH The

Duke of Edinburgh, TRH The Prince of Wales and The

Duchess of Cornwall, and TRH The Duke and Duchess

of Cambridge. Simon’s sculptures also feature in public

spaces such as Woburn Abbey, Hyde Park, Kew Gardens

and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole,

Wyoming, USA.

As a venue for both international and UK-based artists,

Sculpture by the Lakes boasts three gallery spaces; The

Gallery Café, Studio One and the newly-opened Barn

Gallery, making it the largest art location in Dorset.

Featuring smaller works by Simon, The Barn Gallery

also showcases work by local artists including Jason

Anderson, Julie Brunn, Julie Ann Scott and Laura Rich,

alongside USA-based artists such as Andrew Denman,

Guy Combes, Dennis Boyd and September Vhay. A rolling

series of group and one-man shows is held throughout

the year, plus regular residencies and demonstrations by

guest artists.

The experience

Under the banner of Mind, Body and Soul, the sculpture

park is now home to a range of well-being courses and


workshops including a weekly meditation group, regular

yoga retreats plus shiatsu healing, makko-ho and

qigong sessions. Added to this is a burgeoning Winter

Art School to tempt you into taking on a new challenge

or brushing up neglected creative skills. Highly

talented lecturers and tutors from around the globe

offer courses on a huge range of disciplines from oil

portraiture to tassel making, stone carving to jewellery

making, furniture painting to needle felting, plus a

choice of drawing and painting techniques. The team

has also devised a practical range of garden and outdoor

workshops; rose and fruit tree pruning, propagating and

wildlife gardening are just a selection of those available.

The food

The fully licensed Gallery Café serves delicious

home-made food all day, offering vegan and glutenfree

options across the menu. From tea, coffee and a

selection of home-cooked cakes to light bites, quick

snacks and three-course lunches complimented by a

well-chosen wine list, local beers, ciders and soft drinks

for drivers, everyone is catered for. Visitors still hungry

after a post-lunch walk around the park can even finish

their day with a traditional cream tea. The quarter-acre

Kitchen Garden is open for visitors to wander through

and supplies The Gallery Café with fresh produce daily,

whilst the flock of free-range hens ensures a steady

supply of eggs for the kitchen.

The venues

Recently licensed as a wedding venue, Sculpture by the

Lakes is a truly unique place to celebrate, whether it be

a marriage ceremony or special birthday. The Retreat

overlooks the River Frome and can accommodate up

to 60 people seated or 100 for a standing reception.

Smaller venues such as The Riverkeeper’s Hut, The

Island or The Pavilion are perfect for smaller, more

intimate groups of four, six or eight people respectively

and include a personally delivered picnic made freshly

by The Gallery Café team - an ideal way to enjoy the

sculpture park and spoil family and friends.

Entry to the sculpture park is £10 per person and entry

to the Gallery Café, Studio One and The Barn Gallery

is free. Sculpture by the Lakes is open 10am-5pm

Tuesday to Saturday from October to the end of March

and Wednesday to Sunday from April to the end of

September. No children under 14 years, and no dogs. For

details on venue hire, retreats, our Winter Art School

and gardening workshops, please visit the website.


T. 07720 637808

E. office@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk




Hall & Woodhouse are one of the few remaining regional family

brewers, brewing our award-winning Badger beers in Dorset

and offering warm hospitality at our pubs for over

240 years. Whether you’re thirsting for a classic English

Village pub, stunning views of the Dorset coastline or

countryside, beautiful pub gardens or contemporary

pub-restaurants, we’ve got the perfect place to

help you while away those spring and summer

days. Below is a guide to just a few of our

stunning Dorset pubs, for more information

on these and the rest of our estate, visit



World’s End

Almer, Nr Blandford,

DT11 9EW

01929 459671


Crown Hotel

West St, Blandford

Forum, DT11 7AJ

01258 456626



Brewery Tap

Blandford St. Mary,

DT11 9LS

01258 452141



Milton Abbas

Hall & Woodho

Queen Mother Square,

Poundbury, DT1 3DD Bridport

01305 757569

The Ship

Custom House Quay,

Weymouth, DT4 8BE

01305 773879

The Duchess

of Cornwall




Smugglers I

Osmington Mills,

Weymouth, DT3 6HF

01305 833125


The Lulworth

Cove Inn

Main Road, Lulworth

Cove, BH20 5RQ

01929 400333

Bedrooms available

use, the home of Badger Beer



Monmouth Ash

93 Manor Road,

Verwood, BH31 6DT

01202 822227

St. Peter’s


Dorchester Road,

Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JE

01202 622275


Olive Branch

East Borough,

Wimborne, BH21 1PF

01202 884686


The Angel

188 Ringwood Rd,

Ferndown, BH22 9AP

01202 873778

ndford Forum








139-141 Bournemouth Rd,

Poole, BH14 9HT

01202 741463


The Old


The Quay, Wareham,

BH20 4LP

01929 552010

The Yachtsman

Lake Road, Hamworthy,

BH15 4LW

01202 674568

Jurassic Coast Farm Shop

A shopping destiniation for a fine festive feast

Jurassic Coast Farm Shop is an alternative shopping

experience to deliver the finest and freshest produce

at affordable prices from the countryside straight to

your door! Here at Jurassic Coast Farm Shop we stock

our own grass-fed, free range Aberdeen Angus beef

reared on our family farm as well as other free-range

meats, sustainably sourced fish, local cheeses, fruit

and vegetables. As well as our online shop we now have

a Saturday morning shop open from 9am 1pm every


Our Christmas range is bursting full of goodies from free

range Turkeys with all the trimmings to smoked salmon

and cheese. We have carefully selected some festive

hampers which caters for all your needs or why not

choose from our wide selection of festive treats. Just

visit our website to place your orders and we will then

arrange delivery or collection on your selected dates.

We offer free delivery nationwide on orders over £40 to

all our customers. Whether it be your weekly shop, an

indulgent treat or for a dinner party, we provide a one

stop shop for everything you need!


E. info@jurassiccoastfarmshop.co.uk



Foxy by


Introducing a brand new fabulous

online women’s fashion boutique,

set in the heart of the beautiful

Dorset countryside.

Here at Foxy By Design, our aim is to provide you with

luxurious garments and accessories that will encourage

you to “Release Your Inner Vixen”. Confidence is key

to looking good, and whilst it comes from the inside, it

is truly reflected on the outside. Empowering women

is the cornerstone of our business, and we are here to

offer advice and style tips to encourage you to embrace

your beauty. We understand that all women come in

different shapes and sizes, but those differences do not

determine how good you can look or feel. Our entire

range is based on that ethos, with different designs and

styles to suit most body types. As a fashion retailer

we are determined to be the very best in our field of

expertise and have chosen our collections accordingly.

Our clothing lines combine the latest trends with a

timeless appeal designed to suit those with a discerning

taste in fashion.

Above all, we here at Foxy By Design are here to help

you make the very best of yourself.

Readers can get 10% off until the end of

December 2019 with the discount code DEC10


T. 07510702290

E. hello@foxybydesign.co.uk

Natasha Buchan-Moore

Managing Director


20 12

We Like to Move it

Moving Home? Back2Market are here to help

Moving to a new house often requires the coordination of a few different services. Wouldn’t it be great if a number of

those services could be dealt with by the same company in a flexible and efficient way?

This is exactly what Back2Market offer.

Our Services:

• Domestic & Commercial Removals

• Storage Short or Long Term

• Full or Partial Packing Service

• Supply of Packing Materials

• Piano Moves

• Domestic & Commercial Clearances

• Pre- or Post-Removal Cleaning

• Carpet Cleaning

Why Choose Us:

• Local, Family Run Business

• One-stop Shop

• Fully Insured

• Flexible Services

• Fully Licensed Waste Carrier

• Uniformed Staff

• B.A.R. Packing Trained

• No Upfront Costs/Deposits


Welcome to The Pooing Shed

Attached to the garden centre in Poundbury, opposite Queen Mother Square,

you’ll find a melting pot of cuisine and style that is The Potting Shed. With a

laid back style and easy going nature, the ever evolving menu moulds itself

around the seasons plus travels, trends and discoveries. The coffee and cakes

are deservedly reputed to be some of the finest in Dorset, with breakfast and

brunch spot on as well.

Open 7 days a week, the superb team always offer a warm welcome, plus there’s

a whole host of wine, cheese, olives and more on offer within their delicatessen.




Spotlight on: Elaionaki

Elaionaki Extra Virgin

Olive Oil derives solely

from olives grown in our

small grove overlooking

the Gulf of Pagasitikos in

central Greece.

As a family business, we

can trace the oil from

our trees through cold

pressing and shipping to

Poundbury, where we do

the bottling and labelling.

It has a delicious, light,

fruity flavour reminiscent

of the fresh olive oil

enjoyed in local Greek

tavernas, unlike that sold

in most supermarkets.

T. 01305 264934


Spice Up Your Life...

... with The

Dorset Ginger


The Dorset Ginger Company

is a family run business

established in 1985 and

operates from Lytchett

Matravers, just outside

of Poole in Dorset. They

produce award winning

non alcoholic, non carbonated,

hand blended

ginger drinks and Sicilian


Their ginger drinks can be

enjoyed on their own, used

as mixers or they can be

even used for cooking and



E. info@dorsetginger.ltd

T. 01202620203


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1 Queen Mother Square



9 Brewery Square






We are Chococo

Passionate about fine chocolates, we have been crafting out

multi award-winning handmade, fine chocolates in Dorset

since 2002.

We use single-origin chocolate and local ingredients,

including fresh Dorset cream, to create the finest quality

chocolates, hot chocolate, coffee, gelato & cakes.

You can explore our full range of handmade delights in our

Chocolate Houses in Swanage,, Winchester,

Exeter & Horsham.

Why not also take a look at www.chococo.co.uk?

Find us in Swanage

Commercial Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1DF


Glorious Gorwell

Mary Pengelly, Owner, Gorwell Farm

Dream up your own wedding day, create your own event, or feast on the exciting new food experiences on offer, all

at Gorwell Barn. Your wedding day is your special day, the first day of your married life together, and it should be

everything you wish for. Gorwell Barn is a relaxed setting where you really can express who you are as a couple. Your

own tastes and preferences can shine through in every detail, helped by our infinitely flexible attitude, giving you the

freedom to design your own day. We’ll give you all the support you may need with recommended suppliers and ample

inspiration. Our venue, in our own secret valley, is perfect for up to 130 guests. There’s plenty of space for eating and

dancing, complete with well-equipped, comfortable cottages to stay in and a field for glamping. Come and make it

your own as you throw the wedding of your dreams.

Our 17th century barn retains all its period character and atmosphere, but has been equipped with elegant toilets,

underfloor heating, inside and outside bar areas and a large, new kitchen for use by your caterers. We have a license

to hold wedding ceremonies at Gorwell and have several beautiful ceremony areas for you to choose from; the

pagoda is situated outside in a pretty wooded area if you’re dreaming of an outdoor wedding with a difference; there

is a large terrace alongside the barn, offering the option of quickly moving your ceremony inside if the weather

turns; and we have a designated area for a marquee or gazebo if preferred.

Gorwell Barn is available for all types of events requiring a unique space with ample parking for visitors, and which

allows you the freedom to plan your special event. A managed, licensed bar is available and we can work with you to

achieve most requests, creating a truly unique event guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

We also have new and exciting food events planned for 2020. To find out more, please visit our website. We would

love to hear from you.


T. 01305 871401

M. 07971 978585

E. mary@gorwellfarm.co.uk


Capturing the Best of Dorset

At Inspired Living, we delight in showcasing the best from Dorset’s landscape photographers, both budding and

seasoned. Featured here are our favourite autumn entries, with the winning photograph, ‘Autumn Sunset’ by Ben

Tizzard, gracing our front cover, and our runner-up, Andrew Holdsworth, (top right), will both receive a bag of

goodies from the DOMVS Enterprise Club members.

The closing date for entries for our next competition is Sunday 15th March 2020 at midnight. This time we’re looking

for fresh, spring/summer photographs of our beautiful county. The winning entry will feature on the cover of our

next edition.

Terms & Conditions:

• Entries must be submitted by the stated closing date

via email to charlie.ryan@domvs.co.uk (we regret we are

unable to accept postal entries).

• Please ensure photographs are 1MB to 3MB in size.

• By submitting your photograph/s you agree to allow

DOMVS to publish them in print as well as online, with

full credit going to the original author, for this and future


• Entrants should include their full name, address,

telephone number and the location/title of their


• The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence

will be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken

to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Megan Norbury

Richard Peacocke

Chris Williams

Megan Norbury


Andrew Holdsworth

‘Chesil Beach’ by Craig Oakes

‘Cattle at Buckland Newton’ by John Simpson

Ben Tizzard


Celebrate Good Skin

News from Sarah Dale Aesthetics

We moved to Buttermarket, Poundbury in October 2018

to establish our own Nurse led skin and laser clinic.

Sarah Dale Aesthetics (SDA) has been in business for

over 14 years, previously working from premises in

central Dorchester. Delighted by the response from our

regular customers we have welcomed on average 43

new customers each month since our move. Customers

enjoy the free accessible parking outside the clinic.

In addition, the FRAX naturally treats the lips, plumping

and improving the definition of the lip contour. In

August, we launched the Lipofirm Med. This offers a

range of treatments for the face and body with excellent

results. The body treatment includes body contouring

and fat reduction, and can help to reduce and improve

cellulite. The face treatment offers a three-way nonsurgical


It has been a pleasure to introduce two new clinicians

to our team. Alongside them we have a knowledgeable

reception team, who are trained and able to advise

customers about skincare products from our Medik8

and Heliocare ranges. Our well established treatments

of Laser/ IPL for permanent hair removal and skin

rejuvenation, as well as Venus Freeze for lifting and

tightening, remain extremely popular. We’ve recently

invested in a FRAX laser, offering more intensive

treatments for skin resurfacing and reduction of fine

lines and wrinkles.

We offer free skin analysis with our experienced

clinicians where you can discuss the right treatments

and products for you.



E. sarah@sarahdaleaesthetics.com

T. 01305 269220






“So what is your image of estate agents? Change it and go to DOMVS. The

team will be realistic on market values, determinedly persistent on leads,

even cheerful in the face of idiosyncratic sellers, buyers and surveyors.

And they never give up. When do they switch off and sleep?!”

Mr Garvey, 2018

Neil Greenway



T. 01305 757300

Polly Greenway


DOMVS Dorchester

T. 01305 757300

Debbie Turner

Associate Director

DOMVS Lettings

T. 01305 757300

Trisha Ashby-Rudd

Associate Director

DOMVS Wareham

T. 01929 555300

Greg Carter

Associate Director

DOMVS Dorchester

T. 01305 757300

Tim Grainger

Associate Director

DOMVS Preston

T. 01305 835300

In association with


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