As spring begins to unfurl, we take a look at some of London’s loveliest leafy secrets. Garden squares are among the most desirable addresses in the capital. Homes to lords, ladies, politicians and celebrities over the years, the capital’s squares retain their enormous appeal. They were also the fictional homes of “M” played by Dame Judi Dench in Skyfall and Lady Rosamund from Downton Abbey. The white stucco town houses or red-brick buildings are adorned with pillars, parapets and balconies. Here is our pick of the best homes for sale or to rent in Belgravia, Kensington & Chelsea.Read More
Probate properties used to make some buyers slightly twitchy. They envisaged dilapidated houses that had been lived in for years by Miss Havisham. Yet in 2017, that kind of thinking is becoming old-fashioned. In fact, probate properties, which form a significant part of the London property market, can make excellent purchases – provided buyers take a few important principles into consideration.Read More
Few properties compare with Starborough Castle in Surrey. It is a perfect romantic retreat to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day.
Stroll along a snaking path, over a small footbridge with a spring-fed moat and the castle awaits. Surrounded by rhododendrons, willow and yew trees, there could not be a more tranquil setting. A robin sings a masterpiece with a song in his heart, while deer happily graze amid the property’s ten acres of landscaped grounds.Read More