Eve McGowan

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I’m an experienced journalist and editor specialising in property, interiors, health and real-life stories.

Mail Online
How to holiday like a lord for just £10 a night

For just over £10, you can check into Chateau de Villers in Picardy which is an 18th Century chateau Chateau de Lalande is a 16th Century chateau once owned by Louis XIV's cousin and starts at £41.18 per night Chateau Belle Vie is set in ten acres of gardens and woodland at rooms start from £25.58 per person Spending a couple of weeks in a chateau with a retinue of staff and massages on tap doesn't have to be a distant dream.

YOU magazine
Real Lives: 'My best friend's death changed me'

When you're young, how do you cope with the death of a best friend? A new campaign aims to help these 'forgotten mourners'. Here two women share their stories The death of a young person is devastating by its very nature and is often sudden and unexpected.

Mail On Sunday
Inside a Georgian gem for sale in Hove for £2.9 million

As it looks proudly out to sea from the centre of Hove, the elegant facade of this Grade II listed Regency gem is indistinguishable from its wellgroomed neighbours. It gives no clue as to the opulent interior decor within, where the property's original features are set off with striking dark wood and marble fittings, and a Farrow & Ball colour scheme to die for.

Health-boosting smoothies you can make at home

The stats aren't great: more than a third of us skip breakfast at least once a week, and the majority of us don't come anywhere near the five-a-day fruit and veg target, according to the World Cancer Research Fund.

Good Housekeeping
How to get rid of eye wrinkles: Is surgery the only way to banish eye bags?

Bags under the eyes and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process but for those wishing to know how to get rid of them, it's not quite as straightforward to treat as grey hair. Bags occur when the membrane that holds back the fat under the eye socket begins to weaken and the fat starts to bulge out.

YOU magazine
Call the modern midwife! Meet the women delivering babies in 2015

Despite advances in technology, today's midwives have a lot in common with the nuns and nurses of Call the Midwife. With the series returning to our screens this month, we ask three of them how they deliver Natalie Carter, 35, is a community midwife in the home-birth team at West Middlesex Hospital in West London.

Mail On Sunday
20 trips to give your kids a half-term they won't ever forget

From the Lake Districk to Oman, these are trips that will thrill the whole family Here we give you the where and the what and the highlight for each holiday Glamping, foraging, cycling and raft building are also recommended activities Parents rejoice - because here we present 20 trips that will leave your children grinning from ear to ear.

Mail On Sunday
Lucy Alexander's top secret property tips

If anyone knows the tricks of the trade when it comes to buying and selling houses, it's Channel 4's Lucy Alexander. The property presenter was just 16 when she bought her first London flat and has climbed the ladder in leaps and bounds ever since, buying and selling more than 20 homes along the way.

Mail On Sunday
Tremendous Tudor properties - including gem that comes with a title

Wix Abbey has a spectacular reception hall, an orchard and a 110ft-long pond But importantly anyone who buys the Essex property can call themselves a Lord Title was originally held by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and then Henry VIII himself The property which was built between 1561 and 1575 is on the market for £1.15m If you found yourself wandering around Wix Abbey's grand reception hall, climbing and descending its two staircases, or relaxing by its orchard and 110ft-long pond, you might fancy...