February 17 2016 cover Country Life

This week Country Life considers a relocation to the dreaming spires of Oxford, while we visit the garden of one of the prettiest houses in England, and find out about the renaissance of artisan forges

** In news we take a look at rare breeds in danger

** George Plumtre visits the gardens of ‘one of the prettiest houses in England’

** Nick Hammond reports on the renaissance of British blades and the artisan forges that are creating cutting-edge culinary tools

** We take a serious look at the implications of proposed Land Reform legislation north of the border

** Jeremy Musson explains the transformation of Cambridge’s medieval Trinity Hall and its modern evolution

** Honey-coloured buildings, an intellectual ambience and great schools make Oxford an expensive relocation option, says Arabella Youens

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