Annie Tempest on 25 glorious years of Tottering; the role of spy pigeons; and a complete guide to conservatories.
What happens when you're a non-skier on a skiing trip? First-timer Emily Anderson visited Saint Martin de Belleville to find out.
We take our regular look at some of the best homes to appear in Country Life over the past week or so, including a delightful home on the South Downs…
Our columnist Jason Goodwin considers the realities of everyday existence for the women kept in 18th century Ottoman harems.
Designing a bespoke engagement ring for the love of your life is a daunting prospect. Luckily, there’s expert help at hand, says Emma Hughes.
The poet Rupert Brooke lodged at Orchard House from 1909–11 and often took tea in the beautiful orchard.
'A puzzle. But feel the air, breathe it.'
An Irish stew without potatoes might sound like a contradiction, but this lamb-neck and pearl-barley recipe gives the classic winter dish a rich twist.
The magnificent gardens at Caerhays Castle in Cornwall are every inch the equal of the building which dominates the landscape, thanks to extraordinary efforts of collection, cultivation and breeding stretching…
The recent restoration of Woodhall Park underlines the striking importance of colour in our understanding of Georgian interiors, as John Martin Robinson explains.
This week's Living National Treasure is John Timms, the man who leads the team that stamps gold lettering into thousands of Smythson items each year. He spoke to Tessa Waugh.
Glenthorne, Sir Christopher Ondaatje’s picturesque house on the hilly north Devon coast that incorporatesthe best of Georgian, Tudor and ‘mystical Gothic’ says Penny Churchill.
Cooing doves might be synonymous with lasting love, but, when it comes to romance, the bird world isn’t entirely faithful, observes Ian Morton.
Each year, Country Life's Rosie Paterson issues herself a challenge for Lent. This year she's really got her work cut out: attempting to give up plastic and plastic packaging for…
A street artist leaving his mark on the walls of your house could end up netting you a small fortune. Nicola Venning explains.
Michael Armitage's The Flaying of Marsyas is the centrepiece of his exhibition in South London. Lilias Wigan examines it in detail.
The Jeep Renegade has proven a huge hit among those who are after a car that promises to fit in to city life as well as it does to country…
The fabulous design of the great ocean-going liners had a far-reaching cultural impact associated with national politics and pride, discovers Clive Aslet.
In 1971 a Catalan rose-breeder called Pere Dot introduced a little pink Polyantha rose called San Valentin. Charles Quest-Ritson explores.
Candles, music and a bottle of bubbly – the classic Valentine’s Day recipe that never fails. And while going out on the town is fun, there’s something that much cosier about…