Spending It

TRAVEL
Four of the best rustic retreats in Europe

Get away from the bustle of the city at these rustic retreats.

Visiting the animal kingdom

Benedict George rounds up some unusual nature holidays, from diving with sperm whales to a sanctuary for feral cats.

Soaking up the sun in Punta Cana

Chris Carter enjoys a little slice of Caribbean paradise in the Dominican Republic.

TOYS
Sparkling sound from a one-box wonder

Complicated set-up and bulky boxes are a thing of the past when it comes to  great-sounding hi-fi. Mick Sharp reports

Electric classic Mini roars into the future

The classic 1950s Mini has been updated with an electric motor, and it’s no less fun, says Jemma Slingo.

BMW 745e: a haughty luxury saloon

The BMW 745e plug-in hybrid is the very definition of plush. Jemma Slingo reports.


PROPERTY
Properties for around £1m

From a restored castle in Brittany, to a two- bedroomed apartment in Wapping, eight of the best properties for around £1m.

Houses for sale with roof terraces

From a townhouse in Marylebone, to a converted Victorian water tower in Hertfordshire, eight of the best houses for sale with roof terraces.

Houses for around £500,000

Houses for around £500,000: from a split-level apartment in London to  a Grade II-listed house in Snowdonia National Park.

MONEYWEEK WINE CLUB
Introducing Domaine Direct

For September’s selection of wines, Matthew Jukes has picked six beauties from Lea & Sandeman that are unashamedly gastronomic, starting at under £10 a bottle.

A thrilling dry white to serve with seafood

2017 Les Clos de Paulilles
The sea-shell freshness in this young, dry white wine makes it quite unlike any other.

Kent’s epic chardonnay sparkler

2014 Chapel Down
This English sparkling wine is a grand wine with an expansive flavour and terrific potential, says Matthew Jukes.