The love life of birds; the royal-wedding florist; and the best bespoke engagement rings.
Champagne house Pol Roger have unearthed an extraordinary treasure while laying the foundations for a new building: 20 bottles of their finest bubbly dating back to the 19th century. Laura…
Salads need not be boring. Try our kitchen garden cook's recipe for a delicious winter salad packed full of seasonal goodies.
Built in 1911 for the watercolorist Cecil Arthur Hunt, the three-storey 1, Mallord Street, is the ultimate Chelsea pied-à-terre.
Our columnist Jason Goodwin talks about jam jars, duvets and the books which are taking over his house.
Enjoy our foolproof pancake recipe - and six enticing ways to make them better than ever.
A restoration project that aims to revive the landscape garden setting of an outstanding 18th-century villa throws new light on the gardening interests of Alexander Pope and the attractive personality…
Harford Manor is a striking new home at the very top end of the market which is undeniably fabulous on the inside – and will be undeniably divisive on the
'It was a painting I knew well from photographs and books, but nothing prepared me for the power of seeing it in front of me.'
We take our regular look at the finest homes to come to the market via Country Life in the past week or so.
Once a cottage industry, small-batch British chocolate is booming. Emma Hughes unwraps eight of the best small-batch bars.
Mizzle, drizzle, dreich and dibble are just some of the many ways we describe rain. Antony Woodward considers our obsession with precipitation in this green and pleasant land.
Ian Shearman's team of glassblowers are still making glass using a technique that's 2,000 years old. Mary Miers found out how it's done.
Imposing views, Jacobean-style turrets and grand features to make you sigh – and all for an auction guide price of £1.5-£2m, money which would just about get you a nice…
We take a look at 10 of Annie Tempest's most popular Tottering-by-Gently cartoons of all time - and offer you the chance to win a wonderful prize: a weekend house party…
Yes, if you want to carve peacocks and swans you'll need to take a course. But if you just want some lovely greenery with a few interesting shapes, Mark Griffiths…
It's 100 years this week since women in Britain first won the right to vote. Emma Hughes picks out the key steps which led to the success of the Suffrage
It attracts no public regard apart from taking care not to step in it, but it plays a big role in the countryside cycle as Ian Morton explains.
‘Your carpet probably has plastic in it… just saying’ announces Giles, Country Life’s esteemed Interiors Editor, in a knowing voice. ‘I’m not eradicating plastic from my life completely’ I reply…
The first woman to be elected a full member of the Royal Academy lived at 16, Langford Place.