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26 Lewes Crescent is a magnificent Regency mansion with spectacular seafront views.
Ptolemy Dean describes his own experience of buying rural property and moving to the country. He advises how to make the dream a reality.
Nick Hammond explores the wonderful world of curling, a sport born in the 1500s.
Julie Harding reports on what preventative measures have been taken against the further flooding of the Somerset Levels.
Country Life rounds up the best books to read, exhibitions to visit and days out for the family.
The 121st Argentine Open is underway at Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo.
Head gardener at Gravetye Manor explains the appeal of these pretty flowers.
Head Gardener at Hinton Ampner in Hampshire shows us how to lift dahlias and store the tubers over winter.
Stirred into maple-roasted duck risotto, or blended into delicious Camargue red rice soup: just two of our favourite recipes for winter.
Roasted and served with braised fennel and butter beans, or served cold with a sesame dressing: just two of our favourite pork belly winter recipes.
Lucy Baring is plagued by fruity failures.
Town mouse considers one of the few male fashion accessories that's guranteed to be noticed: facial hair.
Country mouse reflects on his favourite hats, from heirloom top hats to sporting flat caps.
Lucy dreams of winning the lottery or being Prime Minister.