A price rise of 1.3% from Nationwide for October indicates that prices are still picking up towards the end of the year

If you don’t let the postcode put you off, the canny country house buyer can benefit from excellent commuter links and schools and beautiful countryside

Carla Carlisle finds herself looking for a human universe in a world where people are seeking reassurance and love...

Alice in Wonderland’s house is a feast for the imagination in the centre of a pretty market town.

After asking readers of Country Life to choose from over twenty of the best houses sold through the magazine this year, we have a clear winner.

With increasing buyer activity and sensible pricing, Hometrack forecasts house price rises for mid 2006 in their latest property report.

A Wiltshire sporting estate will suit the modern country gentleman, who favours tradition and comfort

Now known to be by Sir John Soane, Piercefield in Gwent could once again be the most glorious family home

Carla Carlisle mulls over a summer of anger and frustration and tries to look on the bright side, but with the risk of bird flu coming ever nearer her own…

A Victorian Seafort, in the heart of the Solent is ideal for the James Bond type who values privacy, luxury and stunning views.

Surveyor optimism is the highest it has been in 18 months, as buyers and sellers return to the market says the latest survey from RICS

Rightmove’s figures for October have revealed what it believes to be a complete soft landing for the housing market without an annual price fall

Don’t let the industrial image of the north Midlands put you off exploring the magnificent rural landscapes of Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Much under-rated by country house buyers, local estate agents say that of the £1million properties in Derbyshire are sold on the dinner-party circuit

Carla Passino explores the area tempting more of us to become expatriates

Penny Churchill discovers that uphill is the only way in the ‘green heart of Italy’.