The best commuter towns for outdoorsy types

Living in the country is good for the body as well as the soul, with a recent Office for National Statistics study suggesting that reduced pollution, less stress, a bit of relaxing fruit and veg growing and all that fresh air and exercise can add up to two years to your life.

The Chilterns vs. the Cotswolds

The Chiltern Hills are closer than the Cotswolds and a better investment long term - so why do Londoners leapfrog them in favour of their rural rival?