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Destinations

Brazil’s rustic retreats

Within striking distance of the sprawl of Rio and São Paulo are gorgeously rustic redoubts waiting to be discovered – offering varied but uniformly appealing takes on sustainability, elegant design and pampering. Paul Richardson reports
Property & Architecture

Country home resurgence

There’s a renewed enthusiasm for owning grand homes in rural England – and with values still 16 per cent below their pre-financial crisis peak, now is the time to buy. Lisa Freedman highlights the new hotspots
Property & Architecture

Africa: on the property map

Lakeside farms in Zambia, hunting lodges in the Eastern Cape, ranches on the slopes of Mount Kenya… These are just some of the safari homesteads up for sale, set in game reserves teeming with wildlife. Caroline McGhie reports on a wilderness ripe for discovery
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Property & Architecture

A masterclass in modern manors

Few Brits are brave enough to build a country home from scratch rather than convert an existing property. Emma Crichton-Miller finds three fine examples, each different in style but united in their groundbreaking design and sensitivity to the environment they inhabit
Property & Architecture

Bold comfort farm

Of its time but rooted within a rustic architectural heritage – the modern farmhouse is a compelling way of life for those who yearn for the rural idyll reinterpreted in a crisp, contemporary way, says Dominic Bradbury
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