Property in Northern Ireland

Scarred by decades of Troubles, Northern Ireland was unpopular for decades, but as the peace process moves forward slowly, we can see buyers returning to the area to snap up…

Property in the Highlands

Remote and magnificent, the Highlands of Scotland are the perfect choice for property buyers with a passion for outdoor pursuits.

Property in Surrey

As Surrey became increasingly popular from the second-half of the 19th-century, it attracted leading architects of the time, such as Lutyens, who designed many of the county's late-Victorian and Edwardian…

Escape to Tuscany

Tuscany has never been more popular with British buyers but good houses are in short supply and restoration can often prove cumbersome.

Property in the Scottish Borders

The Borders has always had an active housing market but lately prices have gone through the roof, as a spillover from the Edinburgh booom moves south down the A7 and…

Venice Sizzles

Carla Passino finds the buyers' market in Venice a tough one as Italians increasingly choose to invest in property.

Tips on lead roofing

Lead plays an all-important part in traditional British building. Matthew Slocombe demands that we accept no substitutes.

COUNTRY LIFE Elite Property Index

Penny Churchill analyses the index of country houses advertised in COUNTRY LIFE in 2000-01, a period of unprecedented prices and levels of activity at the top of the British property…

Life and Sol of the Balearics

There is far more to the Balearic Islands than is commonly perceived: Arabella Youens sheds new light on these surprisingly varied isles.

Property in Mid-Wales

Mountainous and forested, Mid-Wales is still relatively inaccessible. Its house prices are low throughout the region, but rise on the eastern border

Trematon Castle On The Market

The Duke of Cornwall, otherwise known as the Prince of Wales, has put Trematon Castle near Plymouth up for rent. However the lease will last for only 14 years, when…

Spain: Still the Best Investment

With a constant rate of growth in the number of foreign residents looking to buy second homes, Spain, and particularly Mallorca are wise choices for investment, agree estate agents in…

Spain and the Balearics

Despite the events of September 11, the Spanish property market is booming and, in particular, recent close scrutiny by German tax authorities has meant that opportunities to buy in Mallorca…

Property Hotspots: Winchester

With its excellent transport connections, Winchester is becoming increasingly popular with London families who seek to improve their quality of life by moving to the country

Property Guide to South Wales

Although the property market in South Wales used to be mainly local, the region has recently become popular with buyers from farther afield. Nevertheless, prices remain reasonable

Property Guide to North Wales

Largely montainous, North Wales boasts some of the best scenery in the region. Prices are steepest in the north-east, within a half-hour's drive from Chester.

Guide to bricklaying

Contrary to popular belief, bricklaying requires sophisticated skills. Good craftsmen use bespoke materials to repair old brickwork to traditional standards.

Best place to live in Britain

Where is the best place to live in Britain? It must be best for beauty, best for community, best for local produce and best for affordability. Here are the results…