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The 50 best places to live near London

Where are the best villages, towns and small cities which are a pleasure to live in, but still offer a decent commute to the capital?

50 best places to live near london
Where are the best villages, towns and small cities which are a pleasure to live in, but still offer a decent commute to the capital?


Historic properties for sale in West Sussex

These historic properties in the county have been lovingly restored and fitted with all the comforts a 21st-century buyer could desire.

historic properties for sale in West Sussex
Fig 1: The Old House at Lodsworth is one of the best village house in the South Downs National Park. £3.85m.
These historic properties in the county have been lovingly restored.


The Soho Farmhouse effect on Great Tew

The classic Cotswold village is home to a new members-only country club— how is this affecting the appetite for property in the area? Arabella Youens finds out.

soho farmhouse effect on great tew
A skip from Soho: six- bedroom Magdalen Lodge in Hook Norton is a pretty Grade II-listed house standing in 4.8 acres. £1.85 million through Strutt & Parker (01295 273592)
Much ado about Great Tew.


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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