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Buying property in Normandy

With a drop in local property prices luring growing numbers of second-home buyers to Normandy, Carla Passino explores the peaceful countryside and dramatic coastline that inspired many 19th-century artists.

buying property in Normandy
From Monet’s tranquil garden at Giverny to the beautiful monastery at Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy has much to offer
The peaceful countryside and dramatic coastline of Normandy make it a beautiful place to consider buying a second home.


Elegant townhouse in Salisbury

This Grade II* listed family home and ajoining coach house offer fantastic views of Salisbury cathedral.

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This late-18th century property comprises of an elegant townhouse and ajoining coach house located right in the heart of Salisbury.


Stars of the North

In prime spots of North Yorkshire and Northumberland, the market looks buoyant this autumn, finds Arabella Youens.

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Hanlith Hall near Skipton, North Yorkshire, stands in 2,000 acres of prime Dales countryside and, according to sales agent Tim Usherwood of Dacre, Son & Hartley, ‘is, from a sporting perspective, an absolute gem’. £3.5 million (01756 701010).
The northern property market looks buoyant this autumn.


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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