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The best places to live for commuters: Hertfordshire

Here's our list of the most attractive villages in Hertfordshire which boast an easy commute into London.

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Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.
Here's our list of the most attractive villages in Hertfordshire which boast an easy commute into London.


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.

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Ripley, North Yorkshire: pretty as a picture, with lots going on.
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.


5 of the best country houses for sale in Yorkshire

Northern beauties.

best country houses for sale in yorkshire
Northern beauties.


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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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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