3 – Country Life Magazine – February 1, 202 Travel — Let Country Life guide you along the paths less travelled
Giardino dell’Iris, Florence, Italy
Keeping up with the dames
Jo Rodgers feels right at home in glamorous Paris, and we pick our favourite European hotels
Sleep like a champion
Here’s where to bed down after watching the Olympics in 2024
The magnificent seven
Seven spectacular islands—from Menorca to Manhattan
The Atlantic’s green lung
Rosalyn Wikeley gets away from it all in the ‘Hawaii of Europe’
Piers Court, the house where Evelyn Waugh wrote his nostalgic masterpiece Brideshead Revisited, was used as a safe house for Royalists during the Civil War. He lived there from 1937 to 1956 – apart from during the war years when it was taken over by nuns.
December 16, 2022
It seems a sad state of affairs for a famed house whose previous owners — who bought Piers Court in 2010 — had done much to enhance a place described by Pevsner as ‘dignified and elegant’, which, behind its classical 18th-century façade, caters for both formal entertaining and informal family living. The standard of fixtures and fittings is really something – as this picture of one of the bathrooms demonstrates.
Country Life Magazine – 2022 Landscape Photographer of the Year winners:
The overall winner, by William Davies: ‘Brecon in Winter’, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Dawn sunlight warms up a winter’s morning in the Brecon Beacons.
‘Rough and Tumble’ Photo by Lloyd Lane Photography (www.lloydlane.uk), runner-up in the 2022 Landscape Photographer of the Year.
Tryfan by Aled Lewis. A photo of the iconic Tryfan in Snowdonia National Park.
‘Sycamore Gap Sun and Moon’, by Brian Eyler. Sycamore Gap Sun and Moon. Northumberland, England.
: Country Life Magazine – November 16, 2022 issue
SURVIVING WINTER: Joe Gibbs summons the fortitude of our forebears in a bid to survive the cold season in an old house with rattling windows, draughty chimneys and a leaky roof.
NEWS: What impact will inflation and the cost-of-living crisis have on our historic houses and churches?
MASTERPIECE: The Forstye Saga‘s enduring appeal.
ARCHITECTURE: Drapers’ Hall: An enduring force for good.
FURNITURE: The joys of gilded furniture.
INTERIORS: Fat, often glistening metallic tassels, fringes, cords and braids—known as passementerie—have been beautifying interiors for centuries, reveals an admiring Matthew Dennison.
what London would look like if the wrecking ball hadn’t held sway in the 20th century, the pros and cons of an open fire versus a wood-burning stove, and follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg — plus, it includes our annual Gentleman’s Life supplement. Country Life Magazine – The November 2022 issue looks at
Country Life 19 October 2022 looks at springer spaniels, Manet, the nature writing of ‘BB’ and meets bladesmith Owen Bush. Masterpiece
Jack Watkins admires Stubbs’s racehorse portrait
Gimcrack With a spring in his step
The Welsh springer is a brainy, loyal dual-purpose spaniel, observes Katy Birchall
Dreams are made of these
Ten field sportsmen and women reveal their perfect days with rod or hawk to Octavia Pollock
Blades of class
Claire Jackson meets imposing bladesmith Owen Bush and dares to swing one of his sharp and gleaming swords
When the heat is on
John Hoyland canvasses gardeners and designers about the plants that best survived the drought
The man that shocked France
Artistic recognition came too late in life for Édouard Manet, regrets Michael Prodger
Country Life Magazine 12 October 2022 is an interiors special, but also looks at ancient barrows, Roald Dahl and much more.
Jack Watkins on Ronald Blythe’s seminal
Akenfield Roald’s medicine
Rural life was a joy to the author, says Matthew Dennison
In praise of decency
Thoughtfulness abounds in the countryside, writes Margaret Casely-Hayford
Legendary interior designer Veere Grenney talks to Giles Kime about spending lockdown in a Palladian folly
The capital according to… Howard Jacobson tells Harry McKinley about the perfect bagel Trees for life. On the 50th anniversary of the Woodland Trust, Clive Aslet visits the Devon home of its farsighted founder, Ken Watkins. Speaking truth to power, British politicians have been at the mercy of cartoonists for centuries, finds Charles Harris.
Walk this way
Katy Birchall consults trainer Ben Randall about how to get your dog to focus on you and stop disappearing on walks
As a difficult shooting season begins, Simon Lester considers the state of the sport amid its many modern challenges
If I only had a brain
Confusing to dogs and a star of horror films, scarecrows still fulfil their traditional bird-scaring role, discovers Jeremy Hobson
Mary-Ann Dunkley’s favourite painting
The design director of Liberty Fabrics picks a bright patchwork
Jack Watkins is diverted by the story of Shaw’s
Country Life’s 21 September 2022 issue is a Cotswolds special, looking at gardens, homes and Oxford’s brief stint as the British capital. Our great good fortune
Long live the Kings and Queens, says Carla Carlisle as she marvels at the balancing act of our enduring monarchy
A Cotswold capital
Simon Thurley explains how Oxford was fortified during its brief spell as Charles I’s capital city during the Civil War
A concentrated Arcadia
Tilly Ware lauds the dedicated restoration of the many buildings and features of a historic Cotswolds landscape garden
Stella Ioannou’s favourite painting
The artistic director of Sculpture in the City chooses a vivid and compelling British work