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 January 4 2017 celebrated our 120th birthday.

Michael Hall revealed the high standards set by COUNTRY LIFE’s first Editor, Edward Hudson; Tim Longville was bowled over by a scientist’s careful creation of a new rural garden in Cotleigh, east Devon; Nick Hammond discovered the chirpy London taxi driver who knows everything is under pressure as never before; Adrian Dangar took part in the ancient art of shooting woodcock over pointers; Mark Hedges tried out the new Rolls-Royce Dawn; Robin Dutt delighted in the stylish and practical walking cane; and Melanie Johnson rejuvenated the humble potato.

Penny Churchill also gave her views on the country house market in 2017, and Annunciata Walton asked the experts about the London market.

Country Life January 4 also boasted pages and pages of fabulous premium property which you can view again here.

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Property highlights included:

Berkshire, £5m
A stunning seven-bedroom country houses set in delightful gardens and grounds boasting a swimming pool, tennis court, garaging and staff accommodation.
Knight Frank (020 8022 6905;

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Suffolk, £4.95m
A superb residential equestrian property in a stunning rural location, comprising a six-bedroom period farmhouse with swimming pool and tennis court, 55 loose boxes, all-weather and grass gallops.
Strutt & Parker (01473 679733;

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Barbados, $4.6m
A four-bedroom contemporary villa that sits on a beautiful ridge half a mile from the famous beaches of Barbados’ platinum coast, with sunset views out across the Caribbean.
Savills (

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Western Cape, £3,201,197
A spacious three-level beach bungalow designed by renowned architect Jenny Mills, located on South Africa’s most exclusive stretch of beachfront.
Savills (

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Barbados, $2.95m
A four-bedroom apartment for sale on the north beach at the well known Port St. Charles residential marina in St. Peter. The property boasts wonderful beach and ocean views.
Knight Frank (

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