Best of Britain – preferred partners


Country Life’s best of Britain preferred partners are brands which embrace the ethos of the best of British craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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This eye-catching  arch is made from a strong metal frame with intricate woven panels. It is a graceful feature for any sized garden and really offers a new dimension. All of these products have been hand crafter and wholly represent all the true elements of a British summer garden.

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Jim Lawrence

Jim Lawrence offer an exquisite collection of solid steel & brass outdoor lighting. These outdoor lights generate both a stunning and practical features to your home garden. Whether you are lighting up the garden in a seating or dining area, or you wish to create a welcoming ambiance to your porch or front door, Jim Lawrence offer a wonderful selection of sizes and designs, some of which include integral LED bulbs which meaning that no bulb change is required. All lanterns are supplied with fixtures included.

Hicks & Hicks 

This outdoor furniture provides a wonderful and versatile comfort for your home garden! It is attractively crafted in rattan and polyester and coated for extra durability during the winter. All the furniture is built on to metal frames ensuring sturdiness, longevity and strength. Each piece of furniture can be accessorised with our gorgeous cushions and blankets to ensure an all year round usage.

Oak at Home

Oak at Home offer unique and home-produced wooden products for your household and garden. The swing featured above is premium quality Oak that has been handcrafted and carved personal to the user. The ropes are manila and create a wonderful traditional feel and appearance. All of these swings can be  personalised with children’s names, house names, memories and witty quotes.

UKV Fine Art

UKV produce premium digital pigment prints, also known as Giclee, to the very highest standards possible in the industry. With UKV you will benefit from printing expertise and photographic knowledge based on more than 25 years in the imaging industry. Every piece of art is adjusted carefully to ensure the best results from your work are achieved. UKV guarantee covers a full refund that allows you to keep the work also.

Flyte so Fancy

Unadorned but still gorgeous, this luxurious Fantasia hen house is a high quality home for up to 8 hens. Simplicity of shape is enhanced with stylish curves and well thought out design features to make your chicken keeping experience simple, easy and wonderful. With its gently curving roof, slate-effect tiles and the slight fade of the sides, this chicken house is as individual as they come. Designed to be a focal point and centre piece to all and any garden, to create a real rural dream.

1066 Piano

1066 pianos is a family-run business with the vision to carry forward its tradition, craftsmanship and exceptional technical knowledge from Cambridge workshops based in England. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a unique variety of fine, handcrafted pianos. 1066 cater to a bespoke niche market of discerning clientele.

Architectural Heritage

Architectural heritage offer a range of fine garden ornaments, planters and fountains. Traditional methods of craftsmanship are employed. Traditional techniques are utilised in the disciplines of stone and marble masonry, bronze, copper and lead work alongside a unique range of age-painted artificial stone which is manufactured on site.

Rodney J Rigby

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Rodney J Rigby works with over one hundred establishments, both throughout the South East of the UK and internationally. Among his many clients are the British Royal Family, King Hussain of Jordan, The Sultan of Brunei, the late President Reagan and the Chief Netsuke maker of Japan. He is also a founding executive member of the Hand Engraving Association of Great Britain.