The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Bucks & Oxon Edition

Wouldn't you though?

'Curating your ears' is big trend in fashion - hey, no laughing at the back, it really is A Thing. And these slinky silver danglers from Thame and Bicester-based Biagio the Jeweller totally fit the bill.

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Property Flirt – it’s back!

24 Apr 2017

It’s been far too long since I’ve had a snoop around a grand design so here we are in sunny Amersham, Bucks – just think of me as a less grumpy Kevin McCloud. Welcome to Highover Park, a pristine Grade II listed, three-bedroom property, designed by Amyas Connell and Basil Ward in the 1930s – and one of the finest examples of modernist architecture in the land, no less. The question is: can you guess the price?

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Aquarius Spa at Whatley Manor

23 Apr 2017

Why do The Cotwolds have so many amazing spa hotels? (Answers on a postcard if you can be bothered to write to me between your massage and poolside jacussi). I have great designs on doing a kind of spa crawl one of these days but for now my lucky ducky Muddy Gloucestershire editor Sarah has reviewed Whatley Manor spa, one of the best pamper parlours in the whole country. Here’s her verdict.

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Rupert House, Henley

23 Apr 2017

Rupert House prep school is bang in the middle of Henley, so a different proposition to the country estate-style schools that proliferate around the county. This review has been updated (April 2017) with the latest facts and figures. Interested? Read on, my friends, read on!

RUPERT HOUSE SCHOOL, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

What? Where?

Rupert House School is an independent prep school for girls aged 3-11 and boys aged 3-7 bang smack in the middle of Henley.

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