10 ways to elevate the countryside experience

Make the most of the British country life this summer

From furniture to equine care, eco products to e-tractors, delve into these innovative products and services.

1. Help to support equine care and rescue

Bransby Horses

Founded in 1968 by Peter Hunt, Bransby Horses is one of the UK's largest equine welfare charities, dedicated to improving the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. The organisation has nearly 1,000 animals in its care across two sites in Lincolnshire and foster homes around the country, many of which come from situations of mistreatment and neglect. The charity relies solely on support from the general public to continue its mission to improve the lives of its animals through its key charity principles: rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming and providing specialist sanctuary care. From just £5 per month, you can support the ongoing rescue and rehabilitation of equines across the UK by becoming a Friend of Bransby Horses. Become a friend today.

Find out more at bransbyhorses.co.uk/become-a-friend.

2. Find the perfect luxury furniture to suit your space

LUXSALE furniture

LUXSALE is the UK’s largest luxury furniture showroom and outlet store, with discounts of up to 70% on designer homeware and accessories. The team prides itself on its dedication to quality craftsmanship and supreme service from concept through to installation, and showcase their designs across 140 expertly curated room sets in the 100,000sq ft showroom in west London. Brand new, trending stock is added daily, with limited-edition items selling out quickly. All orders – online and in store — are available for immediate delivery and guaranteed in seven days or less through the company’s white glove delivery service, which can be fully aligned to your personal schedule.

Enjoy 10% off by using code LUX10 at checkout. Visit luxsale.com.

3. Rejuvenate your home with affordable, top-quality furniture

Top Secret Furniture

Create a new look and feel for your home with high-quality designer pieces at an affordable price. Top Secret Furniture offers a range of designer brands alongside high-quality pieces from interior design industry favourites. It stocks products in a range of styles and finishes from the Vintage Sofa Company as well as popular Halo furniture as found at the likes of John Lewis and other major retailers.

Improve your home without breaking the bank at topsecretfurniture.co.uk.

4. There’s a simple solution to keeping your garden edges neat and tidy.


EverEdge has been manufacturing steel lawn edging in the UK for more than 25 years, producing a range of edging products that’s perfect for lawns, flowerbeds, paths and driveways. EverEdge products last for decades once installed and help to create neat and defined borders, cutting down on the need for maintenance and improving the overall appearance of any garden. The EverEdge Classic range is the product of choice for most domestic gardeners due to its flexibility, durability and ease of installation. Made in metre-long sections, the EverEdge Classic is ideal for use on domestic lawns and can be installed at home without the need of professional gardeners.

Contact the team now to discuss your next project. Visit everedge.co.uk.

5. Sewing is easy with a Singer

Singer Outlet

Sewing is enjoying a renaissance, with many of us making our own clothes, toys and home furnishings. From beginner sewing machines to advanced offerings, Singer Outlet has everything you need. It offers the largest range of latest-model Singer sewing machines, overlockers and embroidery machines in the UK. Singer has been the leading sewing machine manufacturer for 160 years due to its ongoing commitment to quality, reliability and innovation. This dedication to developing and expanding the range with newer, innovative machines and models has resulted in an expansive range of the best sewing machines, all available at Singer Outlet.

Visit SingerOutlet.co.uk or call 0800 050 2232.

6. Transform your interiors quickly and easily

Hemway Home Collection

There’s nothing like a home makeover to brighten your mood. The wide range of products from Hemway Home Collection is just the thing to give your interiors a new lease of life. The high-pigment chalk paint provides a smooth, long-lasting, matte finish that will transform your furniture and walls without the need for sanding or priming — perfect for a shabby-chic effect. Hemway also stocks the world’s largest range of chalk paint colours, with over 116 available. Make the most of the three-for-two sale to create a fresh combination of matte colour walls and stylish sparkling tiles. Use code 3for2 across the full Hemway Home Collection. Offer valid until 31 October 2021.

Visit hemway.com.

7. Maintain your home with environmentally friendly cleaning products


British brand Ecozone has been creating cruelty-free, plant-based and climate-conscious cleaning products for over 20 years. Providing consumers with innovative maintenance solutions that are good for the planet and themselves, the team designs products that deliver powerful results while being environmentally friendly. With a range spanning over 100 products and steadily growing, Ecozone’s selection covers laundry, cleaning and dishwashing, as well as inventive solutions and home necessities. Try out the coffee machine cleaner that works on all machine brands and types, or the oxo-biodegradable bin liners created with a special material that accelerates degradation once disposed of. There’s no better time than now to make your home an Ecozone.

Visit ecozone.com to explore the full product range and shop at ecozonedirect.com.

8. Use high-tech power to mow your lawn


STIGA is revolutionising the world of garden tractors with its new e-Ride battery range. These tractors are powered by STIGA E-Power batteries that are tested beyond industry standards and designed to stay strong even after 500 charging/discharging cycles. When it comes to power, intelligent performance and innovative technology, the STIGA e-Ride embodies the future of mowing by offering a smooth, comfortable drive with easy handling and an efficient, quiet cut. The unique Vehicle Management System is the e-Ride’s brain: it manages all inputs made by the user, checks their status and manages the machine’s output. Using the C500, you’ll be able to cut up to 400sqm on one charge. Enjoy free premium delivery direct to your home.

Discover more at www.stiga.com/uk.

9. A nutritionally complete meal, personalised to suit your needs

abnormal. meal replacement

Can't find the time to make sure you have a balanced diet?⁠ abnormal. can offer you a nutritionally complete meal that’s personalised to your specific needs. Using very clever algorithms, it learns what makes you unique and then creates a meal designed for you. abnormal. provides an optimal balance of vitamins and minerals, protein, fibre, fats, complex carbohydrates, plus a number of other active ingredients. Think of it as real food in a convenient powder: simply add water and shake. It's both convenient — taking barely 30 seconds to make — and nutritious (low sugar, high protein and high fibre). Following a vegan, flexitarian or a typical Western diet? No problem. Suffering from intolerances or allergies? No problem. Feeling tired and lethargic during the day? No problem. abnormal. will sync to you.

Visit abnormal.io.

10. CBD made easy and convenient

Provacan CBD oils

More and more consumers are finding out how CBD can benefit them. Provacan — the flagship brand of CBD pioneers CiiTECH — has an extensive range of expertly formulated CBD products to suit every need. Provacan CBD oils made with high-quality hemp extract come in 10ml bottles, with metered measurements and strengths: from 300mg, 600mg, 1,200mg, 2,400mg options. The Provacan CBD gummies are made with all-natural ingredients and have deliciously fruity flavours, offering accurate dosing with 10mg CBD per gummy. Customers love the convenience of being able to top up their daily CBD intake while on the go, and they have no artificial flavours or colourings. Provacan products can be ordered online.

Get 30% off your next purchase with code LIVEWELL at provacan.co.uk (offer valid until 1 November 2021).


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