Home Eleanor Doughty Eleanor Doughty As well as contributing to Country Life regularly, Eleanor Doughty works for The i Paper and writes for the Daily Telegraph and The Times, among others. Follow Eleanor Doughty Life on Shetland: The peace and security of an island existence Eleanor Doughty explores life on Scotland’s myriad beautiful islands. The romantic joys of living in a windswept hilltop home: history, beauty and glimpses of the Northern Lights Few things are more romantic than a country house with a windswept hilltop location — Eleanor Doughty finds herself entranced by homes on the hills in the North of England. Curious Questions: Does a blue plaque make your house more valuable? London’s multiplying Blue Plaques certainly add interest, but do they affect property values? Eleanor Doughty investigates. Where to move in Norfolk: Best places, insiders' tips and what you'll get for your money Norfolk is full of charming towns and unspoilt coastline and boasts one of Britain's finest small cities. Eleanor Doughty sings its praises and suggests a few spots to look at if you're thinking of making the move. Why those 'win a house for £10' raffles should come with a health warning Too good to be true? Eleanor Doughty investigates the trend for sale by raffle and explains why you should always read the small print.