Kathryn Bradley Hole celebrates the 'sumptous colouring and noble form', as well as the powerful scent, of the peony.

World Cup May Hit Property Market

The latest RICS survey shows the strongest rise in house prices for two years but economists wonder whether the World Cup will affect buyer interest in June.

The southern 'gateway to the lakes' is a lively market town, and with competitive property prices compared to inside the National Park, buying there could make for a wise investment.

Carla finds that the phenomenon of agents namedropping celebrity neighbours to help sell a property shows no signs of abating...

Charity treks in outlandishly far-flung places are all very well, says Carla Carlisle, but maybe people should start looking beyond the personal gains of travel and fitness, and concentrate on…

Is Your Pub the Community Hub?

If you think your local pub is something a little bit special, why not nominate it for a best rural pub award?

A magical Scottish estate provides scenic countryside, salmon and trout fishery and comfortable accommodation for prospective owners.

The latest figures from the DCLG show that house prices are still growing – particularly in London.

An ancient house near Richmond, Yorkshire is historically and architecturally important as well as being an idyllic family home.

There are now 63,200 more properties valued at £1 million than there were in 1995, says the Halifax.

Carla Carlisle finds many similarities between the life of a young student who was tragically killed trying to help a woman on a train, and her own son, who is…