The Country Life April 18 2018 issue looks at the wonders of Oxford, how to make a new house with character and finds the best bottles of Bordeaux for under £20.
ARCHITECTURE: Bighton Grange shows that a country house can be light, informal and family-friendly.
BUTTER: A revolution is under way – Emma Hughes meets a butter maker who is churning things up.
GARDENS: Non Morris visits Warnell Hall in Cumbria, where experimentation is the watchword.
TRACTORS: John Lewis-Stempel on his trusty machine.
LIVING NATIONAL TREASURE: The dry stone waller.
CRUISING THROUGH HELL: We pit the new Toyota Land Cruiser against the worst that Namibia can throw at it.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Our theatre critic Michael Billington discusses the master musical genius.
PROPERTY: Penny Churchill looks at a house designed by a Formula 1 driver.
TRAVEL: Cumbria and California.
CAMPANOLOGY: Teenagers for whom the bells toll.
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