country life september 30 2015

This week in Country Life we celebrate the golden palette of autumn, and discover that there’s lots about the arrival of the season to bring us joy.

We also savour the beauty of bark, from the holly’s whorls to the yew’s wounded outer layer, we take a look at houses built after 2000 that showcase the best of British domestic architecture, we explore the versatility of oak-frame buildings, we visit Shilstone House in Devon which has been transformed from a small farm to a country house, we preview the latest in luxury and we learn to cook with blackberries.

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