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Country Life

Country Life


Published by TI Media Limited Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

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the camera’s eye

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rising again

IN April 1813, Lincolnshire landowner Sir Robert Heron, 2nd Bt, noted in his diary, privately printed as Notes (1852): ‘I had determined to make some additions to my house, for which a plan had been agreed upon, between Mr Jeffery Wyatt and myself; but, on beginning to put it into execution, everything appertaining to the old house was found in so ruinous a state, that it would have been very imprudent to have suffered it to form a part of the new plan. Jeffery Wyatt was accordingly again sent for, and after three day’s deliberation, and taking many plans into consideration, we have fixed upon one which promises to be both convenient and handsome.’ The passage succinctly explains the form of the present Stubton Hall, which was designed by the architect…

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beat the cold

WHEN a cup of tea won’t cut it, step in bullshot. The hot, meaty, boozy nectar is best drunk straight from the flask—but this season, smart individual cups are sensible. Heat up 500ml of reduced beef stock in a pan (a tin of consommé will suffice), add lemon juice, red-wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, plus tabasco for spice (extra if it’s baltic). Season well and add 160ml vodka before decanting into a flask. Best served with hot sausage rolls and mustard.…

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while you're there

• It would be criminal not to visit Hampton Court Palace (architectural features, October 7 and October 14). It’s home to the UK’s oldest surviving hedge maze, which is bound to keep children entertained, as are the horse-and-cart rides. The Great Vine is the largest grapevine in the world, planted 250 years ago. An average crop produces about 272kg of black dessert grapes • Spend an afternoon on the river, admiring the riverside houses aboard The Mitre's launch. The chef can provide a picnic lunch, with matching wines or a bottle of Champagne and some exemplary bar snacks (we re-ordered the bang-bang cauliflower). Self-drive boating, canoeing or paddle boarding can be arranged, too • The orangery can hold up to 80 guests and will make the most spectacular wedding venue when larger…

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AS part of the renovation of an early-18th-century house in Wiltshire, interior designer Lucy Elworthy was asked to create a colourful drawing room for a family with three young children. ‘Drawing rooms can be so formal that they are only used for occasional entertaining,’ says Lucy. ‘Instead, my clients—a creative couple with a great sense of style—wanted a fun, not too stuffy space, which they could use on a regular basis.’ As well as painting the walls in an off-white shade to maximise the feeling of light, she worked with her husband, architect John Comparelli (07932 025040; www.comparelli. com), to transform the space, a project that included lowering the floor. Tom wall lights from Hector Finch (020–7731 8886; www.hectorfinch.com) were fitted and a new fireplace carved by a local stonemason. An antique overmantel…

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pick of the week

I had hoped to run with a theme of cats in reporting on the Biennale auction at Christie's Paris, but, unfortunately, none of five feline lots among the 90 offered online actually sold. They were a disparate group, running from an Old Master of Sodom and Gomorrah with a cat observing Lot and his daughters, to a sculpture by Diego Giacometti. The sale must be said to have stuttered, with less than one-third getting away and no surprises among those that did find buyers. Dogs in tapestry or bronze did better than the cats, but the leading non-human turned out to be the only parrot on offer. This featured in a Madonna and Child by the unidentified early-16th-century Antwerp painter (or perhaps studio) known as the ‘Master of the Parrots' (…