Between Christmas and New Year, we're taking a look back at some of our most popular stories of the year – today, we look at the gardens that have delighted…
Top designers Ben Petreath and Henriette von Stockhausen have opposing views – here, they explain why. Portraits by Millie Pilkington. Why a dining room is better than an eat-in kitchen,…
The best things to do, cook and see each month in 2018.
John Rebus finds the truth behind a festive parlour game in this short story, written exclusively for Country Life by Ian Rankin.
We're taking a look back at the most popular Instagram posts of the year, where a mixture of beautiful houses, a dormouse and a huntsman were all big hits.
SImon Hopkinson shares his recipe for a bacon sandwich with a perfect Christmassy twist.
It's time for Country Life's 2017 Christmas Quiz. Try your best and share your results with your friends!
Common caterpillars: A simple guide Our guide to the caterpillars of Britain – and just as importantly, the butterflies they become – was enduringly popular throughout the summer. And rightly…
Country Life is packed with pictures to stimulate the senses: idyllic scenery, mouth- watering food, exquisite decorations and tantalising advertisements for a cornucopia of seasonal gifts and products. Of course,…
It'd be idyllic at any time of year, but the aptly-named Christmas Cottage seems particularly enticing at this time of year.
Why buy your Christmas tree when you can grow your own and enjoy these handsome, statuesque trees all year round? Alan Titchmarsh offers his tips.
From port and parmesan crisps to shot glasses hand-carved from rock salt, we've got all sorts of ideas to make your Christmas party go with a swing.
A former rectory in a pretty village within the East Riding of Yorkshire has come to the market, a 19th century house fully refurbished by owners with a real flair.
Stylish canines have long been a duke's or duchess's best friend, as Matthew Denison found out.
Self-confessed bon viveur Mark Priceis a firm believer in indulgence, and at Christmas he pushes it to the next level. Here's how.
Living a gentlemanly existence is second nature to Huntsman’s customers, so who better to work with Country Life on a guide to dressing for the modern gentleman?
As children embark on Christmas holidays, we offer tips for those tasked with keeping them entertained
In the first of two articles, John Goodall describes the architectural development of Wells and the struggle of its late-medieval clergy to win the church its now-familiar status as a…
Our expert Harry Eyres picks out wines perfectly-matched for a traditional Christmas Day feast.
Kate Green recommends the Budock Vean on the Helford Estuary.