Our columnist pays tribute to his late neighbour Dudley Tolley, a farmer who embodied the image of the lovable English eccentric.
Antique dealer Christopher Howe evokes a classic English drawing room.
The wretched fate of Halnaby Hall, a 17th-century mansion in North Yorkshire, was depicted to gruesome effect on the cover of the 1974 The Destruction of the Country House, shown…
'Lesson Number One: it’s the pictures that baffle and tantalise you that stay in the mind forever .'
We take a look back at the finest properties to come up for sale via Country Life in the past week.
From the rose-pink-breasted bullfinch to the crimson-faced goldfinch and the brown-striped twite, Britain’s finches are characterful birds of a feather, says David Tomlinson.
This fine house of about 1600 has been carefully renovated to provide modern services in a historic context. Clive Aslet reports on the challenges of this undertaking.
Tessa Waugh discovers why the company has stayed faithful to the first designs.
Burfield Hall is a classic 18th century mansion in Norfolk that offers space, comfort and a magnificent air of authenticity.
Black Tie remains the gold standard in formal dressing. Huntsman’s Creative Director Campbell Carey explains how to stand out in your dinner suit for all the right reasons.
Sarah Jane Lewis, former Fashion Editor of Brides magazine, shares her tips for bewildered mothers in the run up to a wedding day.
Cherry Hill is barely 80 years old, but boasts a rich history involving royalty, American presidents and a very, very long negotiation with English Heritage. Penny Churchill reports.
Steven Desmond describes the cross-fertilisation of exuberant experimentation and cool practicality that produced La Mortella, one of the destinations of a Country Life readers’ tour later this year.
Live monkeys in the cargo, slugs on the runway and ‘schizophrenic’ weather conditions are all in a day’s work finds Rob Crossan.
The best fish and chip shop in Britain has been named as Millers of Haxby.
The sight of snowdrops peeping through in January or February never fails to cheer us up – here's our pick of where to go and see them this winter.
The Barn at Watton, near Bridport has been extensively refurbished and extended to create the ideal family home.
One moment adorable furry creatures, the next moment ruthless killed, David Profumo takes a look at the weasel, one of Britain's smallest yet most fascinating predators.
We take a look at the finest country houses, castles and estates for sale in Scotland
Dunsborough Park is an exceptional house, but it's 100 acres of gardens are far beyond even that, with some of the finest privately-owned grounds in Britain. Now, they're looking for…