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House prices by top schools 16.6% higher

Houses near top schools in the country can cost a good deal more than the average, though there are some bargains to be had in localities near certain schools

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Properties near the best schools do cost more than the average in the majority although not in all areas of the country


Period property in the Dartmoor National Park

The gardens and grounds include six acres of paddocks and woodland

Bridford property for sale
This former cottage has been extended and updated, but retains its period charm and comes with six acres of woodland and paddocks


Handsome Somerset manor house

Characterful period house in Drayton, Somerset, with paddocks, orchard and an outdoor pool

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With paddocks and an orchard in its seven acres of grounds, this substantial country house in Drayton, Somerset, would make a perfect family base in the countryside


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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

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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