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15th century Florentine villa

A romantic Italian villa outside Florence has stood watch over the city for 500 years

Florentine villa for sale
This wonderfully historic Italian villa overlooking Florence has been recently restored but keeps much of its period charm in tact and offers spectacular views over the city itself


The Cotswolds country house market

'Unlike previous generations, when parents could expect to live in the same house for 30 years or more, young families in the Cotswolds are now accustomed to moving house'

Hawling Manor
Hawling Manor
Competition could be fierce for these country properties for sale in the Cotwswolds


Remote Scottish island archipelago

Had enough of the Independence referendum?

beautiful scottish islands for sale
Had enough of the independence referendum? Get away from the rest of the world on your own remote Scottish island archipelago


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Property guide to Shamley Green

This idyllic Surrey village sees demand from families way outstripping supply

Shamley Green property guide
We take a look at property in and around Shamely Green in Surrey, and consider why buyers are so drawn to the village when moving out of London for the first time

Listed buildings: assets or liabilities?

Listed building owners suffer for their efforts to preserve historic buildings

Owning listed buildings
Owning a listed building
The attitude towards listed buildings, and their owners, must change drastically if our heritage is to be properly preserved, says a new report

How to build an orangery

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Key considerations when constructing an orangery include design, lighting, interiors and security