Catch up on last week's issue, and see the best houses for sale this week.
As well as featuring some of the best country houses for sale in the UK, last week’s issue, Country Life September 21 featured hunts, booze, rocks, carpenters and cows; plus vodka-fuelled salmon fishing in Russia.
John Goodall reported on one of Oxfordshire’s greatest country houses, Ditchley Park; George Plumptre admired the garden of Roel Farmhouse in Gloucestershire; Kate Green found out why the magnificent Gloucester Cow is worth rescuing; Rupert Ponsonby honed his beer nose and David Profumo ventured in Russia where he enjoyed some of the best salmon fishing in the world while Simon Hopkinson cooked up two delicious autumnal recipes: Roman stuffed tomatoes and creamed tomatoes on toast.
Penny Churchill also made her way to the Cotswolds for two of the biggest estate sales of the year and Arabella Youens discovered that canny Cotswold buyers are heading to Warwickshire.
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Property highlights included:
Church House, Gloucestershire
A beautifully presented Cotswold stone village house with 6 bedrooms in a lovely walled garden, tucked away behind a very pretty Grade 1 listed Norman church at the heart of the unspoilt village of Farmington.
£1.75m, Knight Frank (01285 367 138; countrylife.onthemarket.com)
Set to open in 2019, Auriens is a new development in Chelsea catering exclusively to septo-octo-nonagenarians and beyond. Echoing the classical Georgian architecture of the area, the interiors are spacious and luxurious.
POA, Auriens (020 3705 6165; auriens.com)
Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds
Lower Mill Estate, an award-winning community of sustainable homes on a family-owned 550-acre nature reserve just 90 minutes from London. There are 3, 4, and 5 bedroom Habitat Houses available.
POA, Lower Mill Estate (01285 869 489; www.lowermillestate.com)
Bibury Court Estate, Gloucestershire
A 6 bedroom country house designed by Quinlan Terry occupying an unrivalled position over the Coln Valley. The property also benefits from secondary accommodation, stabling, fishing, a swimming pool and attractive gardens.
£17.5m, Knight Frank (020 8022 6905; countrylife.onthemarket.com)