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5 heavenly old rectories for sale

Converted rectories make charming country homes. We select five of the best.

old rectories for sale
Converted rectories make charming country homes. We select five of the best.


Heating your home: water as a renewable energy source

Country-house owners are throwing out oil-guzzling boilers in favour of water as a source of heat—and you don’t need to live on the Itchen to do it, as Julie Harding discovers.

water as a renewable energy source
Avington Park in Hampshire is toastier than ever after replacing its four ancient oil boilers with a water-source heat pump, which works using a nearby tributary of the River Itchen.
Julie Harding reports on using water as a renewable energy source.


Sensational country houses for sale in Surrey

You may never want to move from these two Surrey houses.

country houses for sale in surrey
Idyllic June Farm near Reigate, is the perfect family home, especially if they’ve got horses.
Homes of a lifetime.


Country Life » Property Guides

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