This year there has been a slow down in the market, but properties in the prime home counties are rising in popularity, according to the Country Life Elite Property Index

After a testing spring, the elite country property market is building momentum according to COUNTRY LIFE’s exclusive analysis, with Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire star performers in the last six months.

The tourist season in the Cotswolds is year round. Those looking for a truer experience of living in the countryside should look to the series of hamlets that make up…

Rather than creating gardens to be passed on to their own heirs, the vendors of these elegant houses are selling the fruits of their labours and dreams

Nobody seems to believe any more in the future of young men like Nic, who has saved up to study bio-medicine, says Carla Carlisle. Terrorists have made his choice of…

Leslie Geddes-Browne salutes two new products from a company which constantly finds ways to make cheese-eating more enjoyable, and also has a cool flair for design.

An attractive former rectory complete with original outbuildings will be perfect for a modern family with traditional taste.

Renovating a derelict building can be expensive and time-consuming, but also very rewarding

A new study is claiming that the UK second homes market is set to grow 24% by 2015, partly due to climate change heating up our summers

This fine period property set against a backdrop of the Cotswold foothills would be the perfect home for a family in search of rural tranquillity.

Corks in wine bottles are soon to be a thing of the past admits Carla Carlisle, but not without chagrin at the loss of such a fine tradition.

Leslie Geddes-Brown finds wonderful fresh simple food in Spain, in the district of Rioja.

Holly Kirkwood finds that buying property in Switzerland is rather easier then most people think, and talks to one company which aims to help potential buyers there through every stage…

With its enviable location and beautiful garden this Oxfordshire property is ideal for the country-loving family with engagements in town.

The National Trust has decided to go ahead with plans to divide the author's iconic Lake District farm, despite Prince Charles' efforts to keep it intact

With their dazzling colours and intense flavours, Steenbergs organic herbs and spices are the perfect compliment to modern British cuisine.

Summers, West Clandon, Surrey

With its prestigious architectural heritage and convenient location, this 16th century village house will be ideal for the cultured commuter.