Our Team & Contributors

Cotswold Homes was established with the aim of providing thoughtful, well-written content and comment on a variety of topics for all those with an interest in the Cotswolds.

The Cotswold Homes team and panel of contributors have, between them, a wealth of experience across the fields of property, lifestyle, events, business and community action, as well as being Cotswoldian residents, passionate about their surroundings.

Matt Dicks is Editor of Cotswold Homes magazine and a long-term contributor of well-balanced, well-researched articles and interviews for both print and web on a wide range of topics that are of interest to Cotswold residents and visitors. Contact Matt here.

Rachel White is the marketing & website expert for Cotswold Homes. Having spent many years honing her skills in web writing projects, she now works alongside Matt & Keelin on providing high quality content for our magazine and website. Contact Rachel here.

Keelin McLeman looks after advertising sales & marketing for Cotswold Homes. With 10 years’ experience in print & digital advertising on various publications in Canada and the UK, she brings a lot of knowledge to the team. Contact Keelin here.

Collette Fairweather is Cotswold Homes' resident foodie and equestrian expert. She has reported on numerous equine events across the Cotswolds and has also been fortunate to be given access to the kitchens and dining rooms of top chefs' restaurants.

Karen Harrison is co-founder and owner of Harrison James & Hardie, a leading estate agency with offices in Moreton, Bourton & Stow. In 2009 she established Cotswold Homes, a lifestyle and property publication to showcase the best of the region.

Julia Sibun is an expert events organiser. She has a wealth of experience in planning weddings, parties and special occasions in London and across the south of England.

Andy Soye and his business partner, Mat Faraday, are both qualified chartered accountants and are the founders of Character Cottages, one of the leading luxury holiday letting businesses in the Cotswolds.

Robert Hamilton is a qualified chartered surveyor for Central Surveying. Working directly from the heart of the Cotswolds, he specialises in independent professional surveying & property consultancy services for both commerical & residential clients.

Dr Trevor Bigg of Milton Dental Practice in Milton under Wychwood has been looking after his Oxfordshire dental patients for over 40 years. He has treated up to four generations of some families, contributing greatly to his philosophy of care. 

Sue Ellis works alongside Johnny Magee as a Mortgage Broker at JEM Financial Planning in Chipping Campden. The team has over 50 years’ experience in investment, retirement and inheritance planning, mortgages, protection and general insurance.

Caroline Gee is Director of Lettings at Harrison James & Hardie Fine & Country North Cotswolds. She has been working in the local market place since 1994. She and her experienced, dedicated lettings team are based in Bourton on the Water and Moreton in Marsh.

Anna MacCurrach, her farmer husband, James, and their children live at Tagmoor Farm in the Cotswolds. She divides her time between looking after the children and helping to run their beef enterprise, LoveMyCow. 

Alexandra Tilley Loughrey is a freelance car journalist and communications specialist. From her Cotswolds base and using her wide-ranging knowledge of cars and motoring, she provides regular reviews for Cotswold Homes of the latest family-friendly vehicles.

Amanda Hanley is a renowned interior designer with clients across the Cotswolds and the London area. A familiar face to Cotswold Homes readers, she has a beautiful home and interiors store on Burford's high street, Amanda Hanley by Design.

Sheena Marsh is the founder and a director of Oxford Garden Design. For over fifteen years she has worked closely with hundreds of individual garden owners to produce practical landscape plans that result in gorgeous gardens.

Cotswolds-based yoga teacher, Emma Lawrence of The Yoga Tree, practises and teaches 'Seasonal Yoga' which is based on the Vinyassa practices of Seasonal Flow. She runs regular classes across the North Cotswolds.