MAKE the best of your country house and enhance its value with these top tips provided by Strutt and Parker, which has an office in Pangbourne.
1. Choose what you improve
When it comes to creating value, expensive amenities (such as swimming pools and sports complexes) are rarely good investments.
They usually cost much more to build than the value they add to a property.
Swimming pools, in particular, sometimes actively deter buyers who can see them as expensive to maintain and a potential hazard for children.