Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this week.
Country Life 16 January 2019 celebrates the joy of gardens in winter, delights in a breathtaking clifftop mansion in Devon and serves up some succulent sausages.
Edwin Smith visits Tahiti and finds that away from the resorts, the surfing and the boutique hotels, the islands are as unspoilt as when Captain Cook first landed there 250…
What do wig powder and newspapers have in common? They’ve all been subject to Stamp Duty. Roderick Easdale recounts the history of our least favourite tax.
Hilary McGrady, director-general of the National Trust, chooses a painting she first encountered in childhood.
This beautiful home in one of the stockbroker belt's most sought-after locations has every imaginable luxury.
A galanthophile’s work is never done, says Michael Heseltine, as he tells us about his family's floral hobby; collecting snowdrops.
The bathroom in a Georgian rectory owes its handsome good looks to traditional joinery, parquet floor and fittings. Rachel Leedham paid a visit.
After 40 years, George Plumptre finally realises his dream and sees for himself Vignola’s masterpiece: the garden at Villa Lante.
Leaving the job behind and taking on a vineyard needn't just be a pipe dream – there are vineyards for sale across Europe, many at very reasonable prices and with beautiful…
Catalogue clothing entrepreneur Johnnie Boden chooses a fascinating still life.
With each year, I grow fewer and fewer potatoes. It’s not that I’ve gone off them – quite the reverse – but there are so many other delights I want…
As little as £495,000 can buy you a wonderful home that is beyond belief.
Is it all over for the once ubiquitous tea cosy? Debora Robertson investigates.
Publishers and authors, it seems, have got weary of the old cookery-book formula of lots of recipes and pretty pictures. Leslie Geddes-Brown selects some different offerings.
Kate Priestley's father transformed this outbuilding into calving pens in the 1990s. It is now home to a rather different sort of family – a human one. Anna Tyzack reports.
Christopher Howe urged his client not to overpay for the dank sheep shed he saw in pictures. When he visited it in person, he declared it to be magical and…
Man’s best friend has taken a starring role in stories since we first put pen to paper, playing nanny to the children, helping to solve mysteries and trotting down the…
We take a look at the finest country houses, castles and estates for sale in Scotland
A brisk winter walk is the perfect way to shake off the blues of the cold, dark months – here are five superb spots to inspire you to get out