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Country Living UK August 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…

…it’s holiday time! In August, a general lightheartedness prevails while everyone makes the most of the summer break. If you’re planning a trip and thinking of taking your dog, read our Ruff Guide on page 48 for suggestions of places to stay and what to consider. Staying closer to home? Then you might like our ideas for creating a garden room (page 78), making your own lollies and ice creams (page 154) or organising a post-harvest picnic (page 38). We are also taking creative inspiration from two immensely talented women – Clare Curtis captures the Suffolk landscape and the views on her allotment to turn into striking linocut prints (page 98); while Felicity Irons, who we first featured in 1997, is still plying her trade as one of the last…

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emporium

Editor’s choice “This distinctively textured piece has a handwoven cotton cord seat with a band of solid colour for a modern twist on a traditional craft” FOR STOCKISTS see Where to Buy PRICES AND AVAILABILITY CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS. RESEARCH BY DAISY BENDALL. *INNER PAD NOT INCLUDED…

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weekenders

Malham YORKSHIRE August is the perfect time to visit Britain’s largest county. Not only will you find festivals and activities (including Yorkshire Day and Malham Show), there’s also a good chance that the fickle weather will work in your favour and illuminate the famous landscape in glorious sunshine. Base your visit in the village of Malham, near the southern edge of the Dales. A settlement since the Iron Age, it’s surrounded by dramatic limestone scenery, including the cliffs of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. WHAT TO SEE Visit Malham Cove – from the top of the 80m cliff there is a spectacular view across Yorkshire. Walk over the limestone pavement and, if you’re lucky, see the peregrine falcons that raise their young here: there are walks for all abilities and on the way back…

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the country living pavilions

GREAT DAYS OUT WITH COUNTRY LIVING! The Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate, Yorkshire 9-11 July RHS Tatton Park Flower Show Knutsford, Cheshire 17-21 July The Game Fair Hatfield House, Hertfordshire 26-28 July The Big Feastival Kingham, Oxfordshire 23-25 August Be one of the first to experience the pop-up Country Living Café at The Big Feastival. See page 95 for full details. Calling new CL Artisans! If you are a crafter or have a small business, why not become a CL artisan and exhibit with us? For more details, email countrylivingshows@hearst.co.uk. A SUMMER SHOWCASE Here are just a few of the wonderful artisans that you’ll find selling their products in the Country Living Pavilions: SKY SIOUKI Sky creates striking homeware and cards with designs printed from her own hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the natural world and modern art. skysiouki.com SEVIN LONDON A top-quality selection of wellbeing products that come…

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standing out from the herd

The pale blonde pelts of Jenny Dunstan’s Piemontese cattle look bright white in the Cornish summer sunshine as they graze methodically on her farm outside the coastal town of Falmouth in Cornwall. Here, the vivid green meadows and hedgerows, buzzing with life, slope gently up away from the English Channel, which can just be seen glimmering on the horizon. Having worked with cattle all her life – starting as a teenager when she’d help her dad on the family farm hand-raising British Blue and Hereford Cross calves – Jenny knows a thing or two about producing top-quality beef. In fact, in a carefully considered move, she’s one of only a handful of farmers in the country working with Piemontese, an Italian breed that’s difficult to source in the UK. “From…

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hidden in hampshire

When Kate Barton spotted this Hampshire farmhouse in a tiny advertisement on the back pages of a magazine, she and her husband Nigel drove post haste to the South Downs to visit. It was 1995 and Kate had just given birth to their fourth child. “We were living in London and were definitely ready for a change,” she recalls. “But at that stage we weren’t sure whether we wanted ten bedrooms in Norfolk or two in Surrey.” What they found didn’t tick either box. Just a few miles outside Petersfield, the house was beautiful but battered by time. Kate remembers stepping into a tired old building propped up with beams. There was no doubt it desperately needed some tender loving care, but the location was irresistible. At the northern edge of…

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