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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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Hearst Magazines UK
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country living

GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SUSY SMITH PATO GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR SANDRA TEAR DEPUTY EDITOR VICKY CARLISLE GROUP EDITORIAL PRODUCTION WORKFLOW DIRECTOR CARLY LEVY GROUP MANAGING EDITOR INGRID EAMES GROUP CHIEF SUB-EDITOR MICHELE JAMESON CHIEF SUB-EDITORS HELEN BONTHRONE, CLARE SARTIN DEPUTY CHIEF SUB-EDITOR JULIE PANNELL-RAE SUB-EDITOR MOLLY PRICE ART CREATIVE DIRECTOR LINDSEY JORDAN GROUP ART EDITOR ROGER BROWNING ART EDITOR LINSEY CANNON DESIGNERS JACK MELROSE, VICTORIA SMITH DESIGN INTERN LAURA SHEPPARD PICTURES PICTURE DIRECTOR PATRICIA TAYLOR 020 7439 5283 PICTURE RESEARCHER ELLIE SUMMERS FEATURES FEATURES EDITOR ANNA JURY 020 7439 5158 DEPUTY FEATURES EDITOR LAURAN ELSDEN JUNIOR FEATURES WRITER SARAH BARRATT FOOD & DRINK FOOD & DRINK DIRECTOR ALISON WALKER HOMES & GARDENS HOME & STYLE EDITOR BEN KENDRICK 020 7439 5160 DEPUTY HOME & STYLE EDITOR ALAINA BINKS HOMES INTERN DAISY BENDALL CONTRIBUTING GARDEN EDITOR PAULA MCWATERS HEALTH & BEAUTY CONTRIBUTING HEALTH & BEAUTY EDITOR KATE LANGRISH WEBSITE DIGITAL EDITOR EMMA-LOUISE PRITCHARD CHIEF BRAND OFFICER, LIFESTYLE & HOMES SHARON DOUGLAS PA TO…

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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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emporium

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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july

“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 (noltonstables.com), while Reen Manor Stables in Perranporth, Cornwall, arranges a variety of rides next to rolling sand dunes (reenmanorstables.com). 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 (whitstableoysterfestival.co.uk). 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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