From paralysing snails to lighting lamps, David Profumo shines a light on the life of a glow-worm, which isn’t actually a worm at all.
The Grade II-listed Copcourt House is a charming Queen Anne-fronted house and set in 73 acres of gardens and farmland at Thame, Oxfordshire, and for sale through Savills at £5.25m.…
'It is fresh and beautifully observed'
Berkshire – £1,500,000 Charming 6 bedroom farmhouse hosting a wealth of period features, set in attractive private and secluded gardens overlooking farmland, together with swimming pool and tennis court. In…
Highclere Castle was made famous across the world as Downton Abbey – and the money that it generated saved this beautiful country home for future generations. But they're still moving onwards…
Charles Quest-Ritson, author of the RHS Encylcopedia of Roses, tells you everything you need to know about growing roses.
Tessa Waugh meets one of the few remaining people who make these traditional boats.
Ackergill Tower is a fascinating place in a beautiful spot, where 15th century architecture and 21st century entertaining meet a history that includes and Scotland's own answer to Helen of Troy.…
The best-known phrase for wishing an actor luck is also the most baffling. Martin Fone, author of 'Fifty Curious Questions', investigates.
The restoration of a Venetian palazzo by the architect John Simpson has unexpectedly revealed a splendid 18th-century decoration scheme, Clive Aslet reveals. Photographer Colin Dutton.
A picnic spread should consist of delicate tarragon chicken, linen napkins and chilled rosé, rather than sandy sandwiches and boiled eggs.
Sometimes, you need to take your time to get things right – but the results are usually worth it. Take this bathroom as an example. It took Kate Moss a period…
Abbotts Barton Farmhouse is a superbly-maintained home within easy reach of one of the south of England's most captivating cities.
Rachel Kneebone's towering sculpture at the centre of some of the V&A's oldest treasures demands your attention in a way few works ever do. Lilias Wigan takes a look.
What better day than the summer solstice to remember Cecil Chubb's magnanimous gesture, turning Stonehenge over to the care of the nation? Annunciata Elwes reports.
Charles Quest-Ritson extols the virtues of delightful honeysuckle.
Bonnie Friend, editor of the Good Hotel Guide, shares her tips for places that will not only welcome your dogs but also keep them entertained.
Britain’s National Parks are an easy win for Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove. Who could object to his desire to see them enhanced and possibly extended? A flurry of…
Penny Churchill takes a look at Hexton Manor, a vast estate in Hertfordshire at the heart of which is a beautiful 18th century house overlooking a magnificently picturesque lake.
Country Life June 20 2018 looks at glow-worms, national parks and our fascination with roses.