Country Living UK July 2019

Whether you live in the town or countryside, in Country Living you’ll find a wealth of ideas for your home and garden, learn about traditional crafts, keep informed of rural issues, enjoy irresistible dishes using seasonal produce and, above all, escape the stress and strain of modern-day life.

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this month…

…we are heading to the beach. July is the time when we traditionally celebrate all the wonders and quirks of Britain’s coastline. In this issue, there are places to visit, things to do, fabulous shoreside homes to covet and stories of artists and artisans whose work is inspired by the sea (see Waters + Wild on page 50 and Shoal Searching on page 68). We have recipes for picnics on the beach (page 138), news of how you can help protect our oceans (page 33), and gardens that look stunning despite being battered by salt-laden winds (pages 116 and 122). To bring a coastal look into your own home, take inspiration from the seaside schemes in our decorating feature (page 36) and the curated items in our shopping edit (page…

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Editor’s choice “These unique crumple-effect drinking glasses – mouthblown and handfinished – are at once both rustic and modern” FOR STOCKISTS see Where to Buy PRICES CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS. RESEARCH BY DAISY BENDALL…

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“I started early, took my dog, And visited the sea; The mermaids in the basement Came out to look at me”Emily Dickinson HAVE A GO AT beach hacking For an exhilarating way to explore Britain’s beaches, hop on a horse and trot through the shallows – even if you’re not an accomplished rider. In Pembrokeshire, Nolton Stables offers a 1.5 hour-long beach trek to Druidston Haven, catering for all abilities (, while Reen Manor Stables in Perranporth, Cornwall, arranges a variety of rides next to rolling sand dunes ( MADE IN BRITAIN Dick Pearce Bellyboards IF YOU FEEL THE CALL OF THE SEA BUT SURFING SEEMS A LITTLE TOO MUCH LIKE HARD WORK, A BELLYBOARD OFFERS A MORE ENTRY-LEVEL OPTION. HANDMADE IN NEWQUAY, CORNWALL, THE MOTHERLAND OF BRITISH SURFING, DICK PEARCE BELLYBOARDS ARE CRAFTED FROM SUSTAINABLE…

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Whitstable KENT A quintessentially British seaside town, Whitstable is home to pebble beaches, a bustling harbour, quirky shops and, in July, the acclaimed Oyster Festival (27-29 July). Attracting visitors from all over the country, this annual event celebrates the long history of molluscs in the area (‘native’ varieties have been collected below the low water mark since Roman times). Weekend festivities include a food fair, parade and even an oyster-eating competition ( WHAT TO DO Once you’ve had your fill of fun at the Festival, head to the nearby Kent Downs (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), where wild-flower meadows teem with meadow buttercups and butterflies at this time of year. Here, you can walk or cycle along the Crab and Winkle Way (named after the pioneering railway line), which takes you from the…

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tales from the blacksmith’s cottage

My father’s lawnmower is fancy. It’s not one of the ride-ons like our rich neighbour’s – but their garden is over an acre. Under an acre, it’s hard to justify a ride-on. It feels a bit un-English. Which actually my father is – being from north of the border – but it feels a bit un-Scottish for him, too. There comes a time in a man’s life when his lawn starts being a thing to be proud of. My own man, the Lawyer, recently hit it, but luckily he doesn’t know where to start, so we haven’t had to give up many weekends to its cause. My father has dedicated months of his life seeding, fertilising, aerating, scarifying and perfecting his lawn. But the first investment is cutting, with a Japanese mower.…

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the good life in the country

AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST Sally Coulthard One of the highlights of early summer is a family trip to the agricultural show. We all pile into the pick-up and head over to sample the cream of Yorkshire farming and smallholding – from rare-breed sheep to prize onions and fluffy-legged bantams. As soon as we get through the gates, we dash off to our favourite tents – the younger ones head straight for ‘Fur and Feather’, husband paces up and down admiring the vintage tractors, while I usually make a beeline for Conservation Corner, desperate to see a barn owl or two. It’s a fun day out but there’s also a profound tradition playing out – it’s a chance for the rural community to show off, to demonstrate that the countryside is full of dedicated,…