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 November 23 2016 was our brilliant restoration number, featuring the best builders in Britain and beautiful houses to restore.

In the second of two articles, John Martin Robinson charted the remarkable restoration of St Giles House in Dorset; Clive Aslet looked at some of the best and most established building firms; Tessa Waugh indulged in some pooch pillow talk with the owners who share their sofas and beds with their dogs; Charles Rangeley-Wilson found a car he really, really likes; and Melanie Johnson cooked up a storm with luxurious black truffles.

Penny Churchill also looked at how new owners bring new style plus Annunciata Walton offered up houses to restore and beautiful renovations on the market.

Country Life November 23 also boasted pages and pages of fabulous premium property which you can view again here.

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Property highlights included:

London, £15m
best country houses for saleA sophisticated Grade I listed, 5 bedroom family home which has just undergone a beautiful restoration. The property benefits from panoramic views over the prestigious Royal Park.
Knight Frank (020 8022 7376; countrylife.onthemarket.com)

Wiltshire, £2.15m
best country houses for saleAn immaculately restored Grade II former hunting lodge with 7 bedrooms, 4 receptions rooms and a walled garden.
Savills (020 8022 6375; countrylife.onthemarket.com)

Kent, £2m
best country houses for saleGrade II* listed, Throwley House is an impressive Regency property set in park-like gardens and grounds. The property boasts 9 bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool and extensive garaging, outbuildings and stabling.
Strutt & Parker (01227 319 798; countrylife.onthemarket.com)

East Sussex, £999,950
best country houses for saleA stunning 4 bedroom, detached period property positioned within with 2.5 acres of paddock and gardens.
Winkworth (01273 283 846; countrylife.onthemarket.com)

Surrey, £11.25m
best country houses for saleKings Chase is a classically designed 7 bedroom home comprising a swimming pool and gym/spa complex, staff accommodation, his and her dressing and bathing rooms, cinema and garaging for four cars.
Savills (020 8022 6375; countrylife.onthemarket.com)

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