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Scottish estates still a safe bet

The estate market in Scotland has had one of its quietest years in decades, but this hasn’t unduly ruffled any agents’ feathers, as Arabella Youens discovers.

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Achnacroish on the Isle of Mull has wonderful west-coast sea views. £1.95 million through Knight Frank (0131–222 9600).
The market may have had a quiet year, but Scottish estates are still a safe bet.

Prestigious stud farms for sale in County Kildare

The sale prospects look bright for two of the most prestigious stud farms in Co Kildare.

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Irish Thoroughbreds edge ahead as two of the most prestigious stud farms go up for sale in Ireland.

London’s embassies valued for first time

The total value of embassies in prime central London is worth £4 billion, according to a new study.

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London's embassies are collectively worth £4 billion according to new research.

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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