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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

Lakeside country house in the Blackdown Hills

Attractive period property in Devon with 32 acres, lakes and a cottage

Honiton country house for sale
This Devon country property has lots of period features inside, and sits in unrivalled gardens and grounds which even boast the ruins of a former folly

Treehouses aren’t just for children

Treehouses can be for grown-ups too

Tucked away in the thick woodland of an Essex country estate lies a sprawling oak treehouse wrapped around six trees …Continue reading »

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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