Country living for first-time buyers

Rising house prices mean that shared-ownership shemes are as vital in the home counties as they are in central London. We find commuter homes for first-time buyers in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and East Sussex.

Britain's grand castles and magnificent mansions

Take a peek inside some of Britain's ivy-clad Tudor mansions and moated castles, where stunning historic architecture is on show. We explore some magnificent modern makeovers too, with glamorous spas, private cinemas and gyms.