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The charm of the Chilterns

It’s arguably the best bit of proper countryside that you hit as you head out of London, but what are the most attractive villages to look out for? Arabella Youens asks the agents.

charm of the chilterns
The Hambleden valley is one of the most desirable areas in the Chilterns as it is both picturesque and accessible from London.
Arabella Youens seeks out the most attractive Chilterns villages.


Two beautiful Buckinghamshire houses for sale

History, hell-fire and high-speed rail.

Buckinghamshire houses for sale
These two Buckinghamshire houses are linked by a racy past and a bright future.


5 charming properties for sale in the Chilterns

Perfect for future Crossrail commuters, these properties in the Chilterns offer a rural idyll just the right distance from London.

properties for sale in The Chilterns
Perfect for future Crossrail commuters, these properties in the Chilterns offer a rural idyll just the right distance from London.


Country Life » Property Guides

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