Property Guide to Cheshire

Cheshire is notorious for its high numbers of millionaires living a quiet life, but has the slowdown meant a re-adjustment of supply and demand? Countrylife.co.uk finds out the latest news…

Finding an architect: The Cotswolds

Marcus Binney talks to one of the most experienced architects who work with the stone buildings which are such an integral part of the Cotswolds' identity…

Cecilia Neal

Only the most confident of hostesses invites Cecilia Neal for tea without trepidation; she is renowned for mentally redesigning every room she enters. Anna Tyzack goes to meet her.

Doing up your dream house: Slater

Mary Miers talks to an expert slater, Barney Livingstone, who has worked with all the different types of slate found throughout the UK

New global property hot spots

As travel shrinks the world, new property hot spots are springing up 'Buyers are making a lifestyle choice, buying homes they do not need'

Finding an architect: Devon and Cornwall

Marcus Binney talks to an architect in the South West who is an expert on taking traditional buildings and making the most of them in an area where square ft…

Finding an Architect: Essex and Suffolk

In the first of a new fortnightly series on architects who specialise in house restoration and improvement in different parts of the country, Marcus Binney looks to Essex and suffolk

Restoring interiors: specialists

Emily Sedgwick explores the skills and expertise of architects who have worked on country house interiors, featured recently in Country Life magazine

Best Restoration Specialist Architects

Emily Sedgwick explores the skills and expertise of architects who have worked on country house restoration projects, featured recently in Country Life magazine

Property in South West Wales

Rich farmland and spectacular coastlines dominate the scenery in South West Wales. The most popular country in the region is Pembrokeshire, which, inevitably also has the highest house prices