Country Life has once again delved into its little black book and fully updated its list of the finest architects in Britain – an indispensable guide if you're considering serious…
Our antiquities expert Huon Mallalieu on fantastic beasts and where to buy them.
Whether you're embarking on a new-build or painstakingly restoring a listed building, here are the craftsmen with excellent foundations.
A beautiful country house is as much about its surroundings as its bricks and mortar, something that the best garden designers in Britain all understand. We've completely revised and updated…
The winners of the 2018 UK Heritage Awards have been announced – these are the winners in the ten main categories.
We tend to think of country houses as beautiful places, not eco-friendly homes which could set the blueprint for the 21st century. This home in West Sussex attempts to do…
Gavin Houghton's brief for the drawing room of a London art dealer was simple: do whatever you like, so long as it's elegant and shows touches of wit.
Our special issue names the 100 finest country house architects, interior designers, decorators and garden designers in Britain – you can't afford to miss it if you have plans to…
What better for Mother's Day than a bottle of 'Mother's Ruin'? We've selected seven of the finest gins on the market which are sure to give your long-suffering parent a…
Steven Desmond explores the remarkable gardens of Villa San Michele, founded on Roman ruins and one of the destinations of a Country Life readers’ tour later this year.
Historic, Grade II*-listed Oakley Hall, at Mucklestone near Market Drayton in Shropshire, stands in 95 acres of grounds.
Our columnist remembers Gavin Stamp, the architectural critic, historian and campaigner.
Nearly three weeks in to Rosie Paterson's plastic-free life, she's realising that the challenge will have consequences that reach far beyond the fridge.
Forget peace and love: the town of Woodstock (the British version, naturally) is set to become the nucleus of more than 1,000 new homes. Clive Aslet investigates.
'The subject matter – the Alps during a violent storm – is the perfect image of the sublime.'
We look at some of the finest properties to appear in Country Life over the past week or so.
Jonathan Self picks out 10 of his favourite bad school reports of all time, and laments the fact that the age of political correctness has robbed parents, children and teachers…
Matthew Dennison celebrates the conversation piece, the intimate Georgian form of portraiture which celebrated families without the usual swagger or posturing.
Mole-catcher Jeff Nicholls speaks to Tessa Waugh about catching the ‘mysterious’ and ‘tenacious’ little mole.
The Abbey at Aston Abbotts has the potential to become the perfect small country estate.