'One last reason I love this painting: at Today, we’re all starved of sleep. This painting feels like sleep .'
We take a look at some of the finest houses to appear in Country Life over the past few weeks – both at home and abroad.
A collection of hitherto-undiscovered tales by the late Ruth Rendell plus the latest from Anthony Horowitz and Jessica Fellowes appear in Leslie Geddes-Brown's round-up of the latest thrillers in the…
This surviving cycle of 14th-century paintings still has the power to intrigue, amuse and inform. It also offers a remarkable insight into the medieval world view, as Edward Impey expains.
Peter Brookes, political cartoonist at The Times, is a savage commentator and the spiritual successor to the likes of Gillray and Hogarth. He spoke to Rod Gilchrist.
St Adrians is a dream of a house: the delightful features of a fine country house, yet not so big as to be unmanageable and located in a heartbreakingly pretty…
So much more than marmalade – our kitchen garden cook Melanie Johnson finds delicious things to do with oranges.
Unlike buildings and interiors, gardens are continuously changing themselves, regularly creating new conundrums. Country Life’s experts reveal some of the problems that have been vexing them recently – and how…
Ablington Manor: A magnificent house and gardens almost untouched by the passing of time
A short walk from Hyde Park, Albert Court was constructed in c1890 by Frederick Hemings.
Duncan MacMillan applauds an exhibition that reassesses the contribution made by Scottish artists to the great movements of Modern art.
Church House sits in 11 acres on the edge of Bredon Hill, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Worcestershire.
Sotheby's are selling an extraordinary fragment of history: the remnants of the flag flown from the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Humphry Repton was the leading garden-maker at the turn of the 19th century. Here are 10 of his best-loved gardens in Britain.
The Maytime Inn promises an indulgent night away in the charming Cotswolds. Emma Earnshaw paid a visit.
Downsizing used to mean moving out to a village – these days, the opposite is often true, as the sale of Leaton Lodge near Shrewsbury demonstrates.
Winter gardens: How to reinvent yours, a Cotswold treasure and colourful cannas.
I will always remember my mother’s face when her father (always Big Bompa, to me and my brother), having recently remarried after the early death of my grandmother, answered her…
In the village of Walkerburn, roughly half-way between Peebles and Selkirk, a baronial mansion has come to the market which is the sort of fantasy home you’d expect to find…
Sir David Attenborough's memoir of some of his earliest expeditions is endlessly charming – but it's the people rather than the animals who are the stars of the show, says Patrick…