'The perspective appealed to my scientific instincts, with its geometry incised into the white gesso priming'
We look at the finest homes to appear in Country Life over the past week or so, including two incredibly special Gloucestershire country houses.
Emma Hughes visits the Tuscan capital.
For more than six decades, the present owners of Benvarden, near Ballymoney in Co Antrim, have been restoring and adding to the creations made by numerous earlier generations of their…
Tessa Waugh meets Alan Smith, head of costume props, footwear and armoury at the RSC.
Aston Hall, just outside Oxford, has everything you ever dreamed of – and quite a few things that probably never occurred to you.
Modern humans meticulously measure everything from the widths of atoms to primary school exam results, but have no equivalent for two of our most important senses. Martin Fone, author of…
Re-creating Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat sounds terribly romantic, doesn’t it? Patrick Galbraith discovers the reality of a long skiff down the Thames.
The legacy of Scotland’s best-loved designer transcends the tragedies of his life and greatest work, says Charlotte Rostek.
A serious amount of work will be needed on any of these places – but it'll all be worth it in the end.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has opened up the island’s charms to a new audience, finds Holly Kirkwood.
The artistic husband-and-wife team of Christo and Jeanne-Claude have been making headlines across the world for decades. Since Jeanne-Claude's death Christo is carrying on alone – and his latest piece…
Our kitchen garden cook reveals a delicious recipe that makes good use of seasonal samphire.
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Charles Quest-Ritson, quite literally the man who wrote the book on roses, reveals what goes on at France's annual Concours international de roses nouvelles – one of the highlights of…
Beautiful country houses often come with price tags which put them out of reach for many – but delightful character properties can be found that are well within reach for…
There isn’t a village in the land that wouldn’t look better bathed in sunshine framed against a cloudless sky. This was the delightful weather that greeted us at The Churchill…
Country Life rounds up the best things to see, do and book this week.
Country Life July 18 2018 recreates Three Men in a Boat, cooks with samphire and looks at the first architectural additions to Westminster Abbey in a quarter of a millennium.
The smartest four-poster beds, selected by Amelia Thorpe.