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. Curious Questions: Why do the numbers in London postcodes make no sense? Gone are the days when postcode snobbery hindered the London housing market, finds Eleanor Doughty. Or are they? Where to buy in London right now, from 'hidden gem' conservation areas to the capital's best up-and-coming areas There’s more to London than prime central — nine zones more, in fact. Eleanor Doughty advises on where in the outskirts to invest. How to buy a house where you can be your own beekeeper Beekeeping is on the rise and you needn’t own lots of land. Eleanor Doughty explores the property possibilities. 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.