Tag Archive for ‘property’

The reinvention of the humble hut

Once upon a time, sheds were places where you stored gardening gloves, hung tools on nails and, if you were lucky, cultivated a few seedlings. Standing to attention in millions of gardens around the world, these humble huts may have offered limited storage space but shed owners always knew they offered the perfect refuge from […]

Good manors cost nothing… if you know where to buy in the UK

How to buy a bargain price stately home in the UK

There is nothing like owning a stately home in Britain. Just imagine it; an ancient family pile loaded with history, deer parks, swan-filled lakes, 17th century gardens and a lodge house to accommodate your own herd of peasants. A manor house really is the perfect place to fly the family flag. And the good news, […]

Going underground to buy a home… in a nuclear bunker

Ed Peden is a man with a nuclear base plan. Andy Round takes cover. Now try and answer this question honestly. Do you often feel an overwhelming desire to live deep underground, safe from the trials and tribulations of the economic misery of the 21st century locked behind a blast-proof two-metre-thick concrete door? If the […]

French connections and vintage investments

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Lofty ambitions in Buenos Aires

Imagine buying a chic and cheerful designer loft apartment in one of the world’s most vibrant capitals for the price of a garage in London’s Mayfair. Picture yourself within walking distance of the best beef restaurants on the planet, some of the most exclusive designer stores in the world and just a quick step away […]

High society: contemporary treehouses for adults

Once upon a time tree houses were the stuff of childish fantasy, Enid Blyton Books and boy’s own adventures. Just a couple of planks nailed across a sturdy branch were enough to catapult childish imaginations into another dimension. Well, look at the tree house now. It’s all grown up. And there is a very, very […]

Property Czech mates

Once upon a time in the 1980s the idea of owning property outside your home country was seen as something exotic and pioneering. Then before you could say ‘buy to let mortgage’ everyone seemed to be doing it. Apartment developments marched down the Costa Del Sol, everyone had a chic bed and breakfast French gite […]

Treasured islands: how to buy your own piece of paradise

In globally uncertain times, it’s always good to have a few certainties in life. And one of the biggest of all is that nature is not creating any more islands soon. Sure, there’s the occasional volcanic blip every century or so and, of course, there are cluster of man-made creations off the coast of the […]

Palaces for modern super tsars

You know what it’s like. You wait ages for an iconic Versailles-type palace to come along and then 50 all arrive at the same time. Spoilt for choice? Well you will be. Multi-millionaires are facing a terrible dilemma about which palace to choose in an astonishing Northern Versailles development just 12 kilometres outside of Russia’s […]