Glenthorne, Sir Christopher Ondaatje’s picturesque house on the hilly north Devon coast that incorporatesthe best of Georgian, Tudor and ‘mystical Gothic’ says Penny Churchill.
Cooing doves might be synonymous with lasting love, but, when it comes to romance, the bird world isn’t entirely faithful, observes Ian Morton.
Each year, Country Life's Rosie Paterson issues herself a challenge for Lent. This year she's really got her work cut out: attempting to give up plastic and plastic packaging for…
A street artist leaving his mark on the walls of your house could end up netting you a small fortune. Nicola Venning explains.
Michael Armitage's The Flaying of Marsyas is the centrepiece of his exhibition in South London. Lilias Wigan examines it in detail.
The Jeep Renegade has proven a huge hit among those who are after a car that promises to fit in to city life as well as it does to country…
The fabulous design of the great ocean-going liners had a far-reaching cultural impact associated with national politics and pride, discovers Clive Aslet.
In 1971 a Catalan rose-breeder called Pere Dot introduced a little pink Polyantha rose called San Valentin. Charles Quest-Ritson explores.
Candles, music and a bottle of bubbly – the classic Valentine’s Day recipe that never fails. And while going out on the town is fun, there’s something that much cosier about…
Homes in romantically-named villages, on brilliantly-named street or with features designed to spark romance – we've picked out six properties with a real Valentine's Day theme.
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.