The city in the very heart of England is within easy reach of dozens of beautiful towns and villages convenient for commuters. Eleanor Doughty picks out some of the best.
Garden designer Anthony Noel extols the virtues of floral arches that delight the senses.
'It has to be roast beef with Yorkshire puddings and homemade horseradish – I don’t think I could eat roast beef without it. Any leftover meat is almost as nice…
Lilias Wigan takes a closer look at one of the key work's at the Degas exhibition at the National Gallery in London.
Manzil Diniz has been the official 'Master Carver' at Simpson's on the Strand for 15 years. He shared his top three tips with us.
Simon Lester takes a look at the great grey shrike, a delicate-looking songbird whose innocent appearance belies its sadistic tendencies – for this is a bird gruesomely adept at skewering…
Commuters working in Bristol and looking to live in the country have all sorts of fantastic options, with places that offer everything from Cotswolds charm to sandy beaches. Eleanor Doughty…
Interior designed Mark Wilkinson died last year at the age of just 66. Giles Kime pays tribute to a brilliant man, and praises the vision he left behind.
If you're happy to commute from within an hour of Manchester, there's a world of possible places to live. Eleanor Doughty picks out some of the finest.
Making hot cross buns is simple, and they’re so much more delicious then shop-bought buns.
Charles Rangeley-Wilson puts the Land Rover Discovery 2.0 SD4 HSE Luxury through its accomplished paces on a trip to France.
The Country Life March 28 2018 issue is packed with beautiful gardens, magnificent overseas homes and celebrates the Royal Air Force's centenary.
Clive Aslet visits the delightfully serene European City of Culture 2018.
Looking for the perfect spot from which to enjoy the country life while working in Edinburgh? Eleanor Doughty picks out some of the best places within an hour of Scotland's…
Our spectator columnist reminisces about Paris, and discovers the most important thing about life.
The design of kitchen islands is evolving fast to accommodate everything from wine fridges and seating to appliances, says Amelia Thorpe.
The Old Rectory at Birdingbury occupies a charming position on the edge of the village with delightful views over the River Leam.
'Its swirling movement, rich colour and dramatic light effects recall Baroque painting'
Berkshire – £3,750,000 A stunning family home located in one of Ascot’s premier roads that has thoughtfully designed and improved by the present owners to offer stylish living accommodation arranged…
Spinach is a delicious and welcome addition to classic Welsh rarebit.