'When I gaze into the tiny painting, I’m magically transported to a luscious terrace garden in Italy.'
Take a look at three of the most extraordinary properties to grace Country Life in the past week or so.
Period houses are being treated to a jauntier palette of colours, says Giles Kime, as he explores bold beautiful hues for your home.
The exemplary restoration of this magnificent house has reintegrated a complex building into a single and coherent modern home, as John Martin Robinson explains. Photographs by Paul Highnam.
Andrew Kember has a huge waiting list of people clamouring for his Salix cricket bats, but he insists on keeping his operation just the way it is. He explained why…
The beautiful Wix Abbey is a house full of history, with connections to the highest in the land, yet remains a cosy family home within easy reach of London.
James Elwes visits the city that never sleeps and is impressed by The Lowell, a five-star hotel.
Hanging art, pictures and photographs correctly can be a daunting task. Art and framing consultant Marcus Wells shares his expertise.
For centuries, naturalists pondered how a warm-blooded creature could descend into a near-death winter state and surface unscathed the following spring. Ian Morton investigates the mysteries of how animals and…
A serious amount of work will be needed on any of these places – but it'll all be worth it in the end.
What it feels like to play a violin that cost millions – with a bow that cost more than a house.
The world seems to be going Black Friday barmy this week. We've picked out a few of the best deals.
It's time to do your bit to check up on Britain's declining hedgehog population, as Annunicata Elwes reports.
In the heart of Knightsbridge lies Zuma, a restaurant aiming at truly top-class Japanese food– and hitting the mark in style, as James Fisher reports.
From the fatty flakes of really good rillettes to a flavour-packed terrine, duck deserves to become more than your average pâté.
Watch the John Lewis Christmas advert, plus the best of the rest, in one place.
Interior designer Bunny Turner has indulged her passion for art by transforming her bedroom into her own private gallery.
Haryln House's wonderful views and 36 beautifully-proportioned rooms were almost lost – but a plucky owner has saved the building, and now a new family is sought to turn it into…
This year is the 70th anniversary of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947, which laid the foundation for the modern system of listing buildings. Roger Bowdler of Historic England…
Restoration: 70 years of listings; perfect picture hanging; plus Nature's big sleep.