How to build the perfect country house (part two)

Building a new house is probably one of the most exciting and creative adventures you will ever embark on, but there is no doubt it is daunting. However, help is at hand. In this second of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.

How to build the perfect country house (part one)

An extraordinary and little-noticed change has swept over the countryside in the past 10 years. Building a new house used to be a minority interest, but now as many as half of the people looking to buy a house consider building a new one from scratch. Estate agents and property-search agents report that the chase is on to find the ideal site for competing buyers. In this first of two parts, the team at Redbook Agency, helmed by former Country Life editor Sandy Mitchell, walks us through the process of creating the perfect new country residence.

Hong Kong tycoon snaps up £10.75m Corinthia penthouse

Ultra-luxe top-floor lateral at 10 Whitehall Place sells in lightning-fast 72-hour deal as Hong Kong buyers continue to hone in on London’s top addresses; new owners will have full access to the five-star facilities at ‘London’s 21st Century Grand Hotel’, including the award-winning ESPA spa, and 24/7 room service