Elegant, ornate and adaptable to each individual hand, nothing beats writing with a fountain pen, says Flora Watkins, who also picks out five favourites.
Claverdon Hall sits in the ‘golden triangle’ between Warwick, Stratford and Henley-in-Arden.
In 1957 Jim Ede lovingly and modestly restored the dilapidated group of buildings known as Kettle’s Yard and over time he grew his collection of art and found objects. The…
Paula Lester discovers the high life at the seriously stylish Capri Palace hotel on the glamorous island of Capri, off Italy’s dazzling Amalfi coast.
Penny Churchill takes a look at Oare House, a beautiful home in North Devon which appears in Lorna Doone, plus three other homes with literary links.
Asking the father's permission to marry his daughter is hopelessly outdated yet remains an absolute essential part of the rituals of marriage, says Rupert Uloth.
If you've a wedding or two (or three) coming up this year, Emma Hughes steps forward with advice for an essential of a lady's wardrobe: the hat.
What better day than the first day of Spring to remember Cecil Chubb's magnanimous gesture, turning Stonehenge over to the care of the nation? Annunciata Elwes reports.
Penny Churchill takes a look at two houses for sale on this wonderful and unique part of Cornwall.
The Country Life March 21 2018 issue picks the best places to live within an hour of Britain's great cities, examines the state of the art in kitchen design and…
Fiona Reynolds swapped the countryside for the city as she walked York's magnificent city walls.
This elegant 17th century property is set in beautiful parkland overlooking the river Mimram.
Snowed in and without power, Jason Goodwin was left to live a medieval lifestyle that was rejuvenating and romantic... but not to everyone's taste.
Victoria Meale has created a kitchen that provides the perfect setting for family life. She explained the thinking behind it to Amelia Thorpe.
The brilliantly-name Hotch Potch lies in prime position overlooking a stretch of water made famous by Daphne du Maurier. Penny Churchill reports.
'What I find fascinating about Parmigianino’s self-portrait is that its main feature is not his face, but his hands, the tools of his trade'
The Country Life Picture Library has a wealth of images from the archives of Country Life going back over 100 years - we pick some lovely spring pictures from their
Our round-up includes a wonderful 15th century house in the Hampshire village where Jane Austen lived.
Alan Titchmarsh had resigned himself to a life without rhododendrons – but now that's all about to change, courtesy of his daughter.
John Lewis-Stempel appreciates the calm tranquillity of woodland as he wanders through his own treasured Cockshutt Wood.