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City Living: Oxford

Finding a good house in Oxford won't come cheap, but the quality of life there, and the very good schools, make relocation out of London worth consdering

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City Living: Winchester

Why move to Winchester? We talk to the experts to get the lowdown on this charming 'village city'

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How to sell your house

The key to clinching the sale of a country house is so much more than having bread baking in the oven. Arabella Youens asks the experts for their top tips

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Ski property in Val d’Isère

The length of the ski season in Val d'Isère ensures the popularity of this resort for British buyers looking for an Alpine property

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Find a house in unspoiled France

If you prefer to holiday away from the madding crowds, try these lesser-known beautiful areas of France where property hunters can still find a bargain

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Down the road from Downton

Buying a property near one of the great estates can bring benefits from protected views to excellent sporting days

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London’s most genteel village

London's most genteel village is an elegant, green location where prices have quietly rocketed by nearly 900% in 20 years

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The demand for second homes grows

Demand for second homes, or weekend homes, is growing this year as locations within two hours of London are seeing a spike in interest

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The prep school movers

Once, the flow of buyers out of London was driven by the promise of educating children at a country prep school. Is this changing?

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How to avoid inheritance tax

How can you pass on an estate worth more than £1 million to your children without surrendering a large chunk to the taxman?

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Village Guide: Ripley, North Yorkshire

With its picturesque castle and popular ice-cream shop, the small community has been crowned North Yorkshire’s best village to live in. Arabella Youens finds out why.