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<p>Eda and Yilmaz Bilgen with their son Baris outside their new home at Green Park Village in Reading</p>
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Four of the best-value alternatives to traditional commuter honeypots

Look beyond the traditional commuter honeypots to find great value in well-connected alternatives

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We swapped Charlton for life in a converted schoolhouse in rural Wales

Open space, fresh air and... sheep. Ruth Bloomfield meets a family who swapped south-east London for fields.

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We left Twickenham for a townhouse on the Isle of Man in our twenties

Lockdown gave this couple pause for thought, bringing forward their move to the Isle of Man by a decade or two.

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Why we swapped life in Rochester for rural Devon before the pandemic

The move to rural Devon was overwhelming at first for the Whiting family but, four years on, they couldn’t be happier with the lifestyle swap.

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London commuter islands: boats and beaches within reach of the office

Fancy the island life but can’t stray too far from London? Here are the capital’s best commuter isles.

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Will The Boat Race return to Mortlake in 2022? This renter hopes so

Aileen Robertson will miss partying at her riverside flat this year. She tells former Olympic and Cambridge rower Tom Ransley about her grand plans for 2022

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What it’s like to live in Teddington, the best place to live in London

This green spot by the Thames has been named the best place to live in London. Families looking for green space know why

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Top holiday homes near lakes, rivers and beaches for UK staycationers

The best bolt holes for wetsuit warriors near lovely lakes, rivers and beaches.

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This must-read book full of Gallic flourish will bring France to you

A favourite holiday destination, and popular with second-home buyers too, France covers all the bases. Here's the must-read book to help bring France to you until your next visit. 

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Here's what you need to know about buying a home in France this year

Has Covid-19 lockdown inspired you to start house-hunting abroad? Here's what you need to know about buying in France this year. 

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The countryside areas where Londoners are renting homes for the summer

Working from home sets Londoners free to rent a rural family retreat for summer.

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Entire private island with wood cabin for sale for £85,000

Agents say demand for private islands from Londoners has surged.

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A leafy London pocket with quick City commutes

Well-heeled families love the houses and top-rated schools in the suburb that offers the closest thing to country living in London. 

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Central London leavers head here for open spaces and good-value homes

Epping Forest and the Olympic Park are playgrounds for the lucky kids at this north-east London suburb’s well-rated schools. 

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Top coastal escapes and self-catering resorts in Devon and Cornwall

Stay home for summer in your West Country holiday retreat.

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Stylish holiday homes with Easter availability in the UK and Europe

Need a plan B for the Easter holidays? Self-isolate in style at these chic holiday rentals with availability in the UK and Europe. 

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The south London area where family buyers move up and down the ladder

West Norwood offers well-rated state and private schools, double-fronted Edwardian houses and more affordable Thirties family homes, plus a strong sense of community.

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Join Johnny Depp and Sean Connery with a home on this island tax haven

More flights will help UK buyers enjoy this glorious island.

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A north-east London commuter hotspot with real community spirit

Grammar schools and community spirit are the big draws for commuter families to a neighbourhood with a fascinating history.

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South-east London's prime village has a market, park and period gems

Families who can afford this historic spot put down firm roots — and put up with all the tourists. 

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Ski flats from £185k connected by new state-of-the-art cable cars

Austrian ski flats from £185k are perfect for state-of-the-art new cable cars linking three great resorts.

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Families love this south London town with 20-minute commutes to Zone 1

Happy families are made in south London, with grammar schools, a fast commute, good-value homes and great shopping.

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Where to find holiday homes in Europe's latest boom town

Porto is transforming to rival Lisbon for tech start-ups and stylish conversion flats.

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The hidden-gem neighbourhood between Queen’s Park and West Hampstead

Sandwiched between its wealthier north London neighbours, this vibrant spot promises value for home buyers and a year of culture for all.

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The cool south of the river spot with London's largest outdoor pool

Cool customers from Clapham and Balham join medical students eating their way around the world at vibrant local markets.

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A south-of-the-river spot with top schools and plenty of green space

This riverside town has plenty of green space for well-heeled foodie families seeking top-rated schools and £1m-plus houses.

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Zone 1 area getting total overhaul after campaigners lose court battle

A new identity is being carved out for this Zone 1 spot, with jumbo new homes schemes, shops, a new park, entertainment and funky street food venues.

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The population of this buzzing bohemian area has doubled in 20 years

Young entrepreneurs and culture-loving empty-nesters love the West End’s thrumming heart. 

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Totally transformed Zone 2 area is the choice of the new East Enders

Community spirit, independent shops, vibrant bars and eateries, historic churches and streets of period terrace homes make this East End spot a winner.

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Newly cool Zone 1 spot with new homes, cafés and market halls

Grand period architecture and über-modern red pointed towers of new flats vie to catch your eye.​

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The best holiday homes in the UK and abroad to rent this Christmas

Book a romantic rental for Christmas and New Year, or take the family along if they insist with our pick of the best festive getaways in the UK and abroad.

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A vibrant and creative East End hub with a real sense of community

This eco-aware community loves its period family homes, canalside flats and co-working units.

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Diverse and welcoming area cheapest place to buy on the Victoria line

This neighbourhood’s being reinvented by the brains behind much-admired new King’s Cross.