Property market activity is subdued for this time of year, Hamptons has announced, and buyers are staying away. However, the high-end country house markets are remaining buoyant.

Capital Gains Tax can be a financial landmine for sellers of estates. Here we investigate the pitfalls and find out how you can avoid handing over your hard-earned assets to…

Appetites in the Cotswolds for gastro pubs are insatiable. It is the motherland for the genre so however much a person appeals to be a spit-and-sawdust die hard, it is…

House prices have bounced back, says the Halifax. However, the mortgage lender is remaining cautious, saying that the worst could be still to come.

Country House prices have taken a hit over the summer, as the effects of the wider market slowdown are being felt at the top end of the market, says Knight…

New to the market is this secluded and beautifully restored early 20th Century Italian-style villa in Vermont, which boasts landscaped gardens and state-of-the-art technological features.

Whether everyone will be seduced is open for debate but the most ambitious exhibition ever staged at the Wallace Collection enables the visitor to encounter the full effect of Boucher's…

More bearish property market figures have been reported by Nationwide. However, they anticipate 'subdued growth' in prices, not a slump.

Boris Johnson has written a frighteningly portentous, and completely hilarious, novel says Leslie Geddes-Brown.

New Option for Flat Owners

New laws have come into place this week giving property owners the option to own the 'commonhold' of a premises forming part of a larger building, as an alternative to…

An attractive estate near Aberdeen is for sale: the main house comes with 14 acres, a gymnasium, and an emergency nuclear bunker

Mortgage Demand Slips

Demand for mortgages continued to fall over August, according to the British Bankers’ Association, as the property market continues to cool down.

The third month of house price falls has confirmed, for many, that the property boom is finally at an end. Hometrack predicts that the market will stagnate or deflate modestly,…

Two decades of epistolary gossip, shrieks and teases between Nancy Mitford and her bookshop colleague Heywood Hill

Prospective buyers in search of peace and privacy have been queuing up to enquire about Doocharn Island, an unspoilt loch island in County Fermanagh, Ireland.

With its own culture and language, and its spectacular scenery and warm climate, Cornwall feels a world away from the rest of England, and the current high prices are entirely…

Property prices and mortgage demand may be abating, but the strong economy and historically low borrowing costs will save the market from a crash, insists RICS

Property prices have stalled, as the usual autumn ‘pick-up’ failed to materialise, however, there is still no chance of a crash, insists Rightmove.co.uk

Stonehenge could be transformed into a site which is better for the environment and visitors alike, if planning permission is granted next year.