Country Life 14-Jul-2021

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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151,54 €(IVA inc.)
51 Números

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4 min.

The Spanish ship curse THE dangerous waters around the Channel Islands have caused countless shipwrecks over the centuries, but legend tells of a pack of no-gooders from Jersey who used lights to lure Spanish ships not to safety, but to a stretch of dangerous rocks. Their plan was to wreck the ships and loot their treasure. An old man aboard one of the Spanish ships realised their ruse and pleaded with the ‘salvagers’ to save his daughter, also on board. When they refused, he cursed them to drown within a year. The group laughed the threat off, but when they gathered on the anniversary of their misdeed, thinking they had escaped the curse, a freak storm dragged them out to sea, where they all died. The tale is illustrated in a…

1 min.
don't miss

Blokarting in the morning Sail on sand with wind-powered contraptions at St Ouen's Bay ( Strawberries in the afternoon Snack on freshly picked fruit from a stall outside La Hougette Farm, La Route de St Jean, St Lawrence ( Durrell at dusk See the Jersey Zoo in a different light and take in the sounds of lemurs of Madagascar on an evening visit ( Bunkers at night Atmospheric guided tours reveal the history of the Occupation and support research on the period (…

4 min.
the soothing island

I AM standing at the foot of a towering eucalyptus tree, watching light dart and flutter as the breeze moves through the leaves. The scent that wafts on the wind reminds me of massage rooms in luxury resorts, but I am more relaxed than I have ever been on a massage table and I am doing nothing more than paying close attention to the trees and flowers, birds and insects of the wood I find myself in. I am ‘forest bathing’. The concept was first developed in Japan as an attempt to revive burnt-out townies. People were brought to the forest to recuperate and studies were made to assess the impact on heart rate, cortisol levels and mental health. The positive results saw the trend taking off in neighbouring Korea, then…

1 min.
into the open air

Paddleboarding Paddleboarding has become hugely popular among islanders, who bring their inflatable boards down to the beach when they clock off from work or head down to the water after a Sunday brunch. If you feel confident, you can hire a paddleboard from one of the many beach concessions and drift along the bay. For those who want a bit of extra guidance, Absolute Adventures, on St Brelade's beach, can give you an hour's one-to-one tuition for £30 Surfing Locals will tell you that Jersey has some of the best surf in the world-indeed, the 2009 European championship was held at St Ouen's Bay. If you've never attempted to ride a wave, you can book a surf lesson at the Jersey Surf School at the bunker at Le Braye. The young people who lead…

6 min.
around jersey in eight landmarks

FAMOUS for its Jersey Royals, honey-coloured cows and international finance industry, Jersey is perhaps less well known for its rich history and distinct culture. Evidence of human activity dates back 250,000 years (the caves at La Cotte de St Brelade are associated with mammoth hunting) and its more recent Norman links give it a very French feel. Electric bikes, available to rent, are an ideal way to explore the landscape, as you look out for a glimpse of a bottle-nosed dolphin, red squirrel or puffin, or you could simply take to your feet to stroll around the island and drink in the magnificent views. Seymour Tower Off La Grande Route des Sablons, Grouville Completely surrounded by the sea twice a day, this granite tower stands on a rocky outcrop a little more than…

3 min.
an island called home

St Martin £2.9 million Minutes from the pristine Fliquet Bay in St Martin, La Heche is a pretty 19th-century property with five handsome bedrooms and three excellent reception rooms, a sun room and an eat-in kitchen; further accommodation is available in the two-bedroom apartment next door. Outside, a smart heated pool leads onto an acre of mature gardens and grounds. Knight Frank (01534 877977; www.knight and Fine & Country (01534 840022; St Aubin £12 million Not only is Grey Gables considered one of Jersey's finest properties, but it's also home to one of the island's best private gardens. Located within easy reach of the airport and close to the beach at La Haule, this handsome Arts-and-Crafts house has been refurbished to exacting standards and provides spacious accommodation of great character, with…