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Half of high-end buyers contacting Knight Frank's Oxfordshire branch are looking for access to one of the area's top establishments.

Mayfair-based firm adds new recruits to cover Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & Somerset as part of regional expansion strategy.

Rising supply and mortgage rates may increase downwards pressure on asking prices, explains Knight Frank's head of UK resi research.

The proportion of buyers using cash across the county's famous private estates & roads jumped from under half in 2021 to nearly two-thirds in 2023, says Savills.

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Winkworth Farm features the work of both Sir Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

In Pictures: Hawkswell House in Rutland has been given the green light thanks to its exceptional one-off design.

Sales director Victoria Knight takes over from Stephen Christie-Miller, who has led the branch since 2005.

With a Grade II listed former country house at its heart, the 44-acre Belmont School site offers 'an outstanding opportunity', says Knight Frank.

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'Obviously we are mainly a buying agent but in the last week we have taken five enquiries from former clients who are considering selling'