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What to book: ‘Aristocrats’ at the Donmar Warehouse

<i>Images courtesy of the Donmar Warehouse</i><p><b>Lyndsey Turner gracefully guards Brian Friel’s artistic legacy in the first production of Aristocrats since</b> …

Property of the Day: Crawfordton House, Dumfriesshire

THE PROPERTY: This listed baronial manor house has recently been restored to the highest of standards and is set on land spanning about 33 acres.<p>THE …

What to book: Last week of the Proms

<i>Images: Chris Christodoulou</i><p><b>A highlight of the British summer season, the BBC Proms represent British pomp and circumstance at its patriotic best.</b> …

Flute

‘The Original Suffrage Cook Book’ returns

<b>“As it is a serious matter what is put into the human stomach, I feel it incumbent to say that my readers may safely eat everything set down in this</b> …

Cookbooks

What to book: Heroes at Highclere

<i>Images courtesy of Highclere Castle</i><p><b>Highclere Castle – the Hampshire estate better known as Downton Abbey – will welcome thousands of visitors this</b> …

Downton Abbey

An insider’s guide to New England

<i>Nantucket Harbour. Photograph: Chip Riegel</i><p><b>It’s long been an annual tradition for glamorous New Yorkers to escape the sultry city heat by fleeing to</b> …

New England

Property of the Day: 17 Church Street, North Shropshire

THE PROPERTY: Dating back to 1793, this classical property is made up of six bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception-rooms.<p>THE LOCATION: The …

England

A Routemaster retreat in Devonshire

<i>Images courtesy of Sykes Cottages</i><p><b>Deep in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, ramblers might be surprised to find themselves face to face with a</b> …

Devon

Inside Balmoral Castle

<i>Balmoral Castle. Image: Getty</i><p><b>At the end of every summer, Queen Elizabeth II makes her annual pilgrimage north to Scotland to spend her holidays at</b> …

Family

Gleneagles’ roasted grouse recipe

<b>Roasted grouse, celeriac puree, baby carrot, game chips, blackberry jus, watercress and bread sauce</b><p><i>Serves 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 young grouse, oven ready<br>Salt …

Recipes

Property of the Day: Little Fosse, Wiltshire

THE PROPERTY: Little Fosse comprises an attractive four-bedroom house, elegantly manicured gardens, a former stable block converted into a separate …

Natural Beauty

Property of the Day: Greenway Farm, Tockenham, Wiltshire

THE PROPERTY: This expansive estate comprises a Grade II-Listed farmhouse, multiple agricultural buildings, a traditional stable block and an outdoor …

Wiltshire

What to book: ‘Ahead of the Curve’ at 2 Willow Road

<i>Ursula Goldfinger, ‘Ears’, 1938</i><p><b>The designer and Studio Frith founder Frith Kerr has partnered with the National Trust to present ‘Ahead of the</b> …

Property of the Day: Todenham Hall, Moreton-in-Marsh

THE PROPERTY: Dating back to the 17th century, this converted Georgian rectory was refurbished extensively in 2006 and now offers spacious family …

Oxfordshire

Property of the Day: Lobswood House, Farnham, Surrey

THE PROPERTY: Originally called Black Lake Cottage, Lobswood House is part of a larger residence that was used as a summer retreat by the children’s …

Swimming Pools

Property of the Day: Stone House, Ludlow

THE PROPERTY: Stone House comprises six bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception-rooms, and is believed to date back to 1820. The house is …

Hampshire

What to book: Lily Cole’s ‘Balls’ at The Foundling Museum

<i>Lily Cole and Tia Bannon. Image: Ruby Williams</i><p><b>In her new short film, Balls, the model, actress and Foundling Fellow Lily Cole explores the</b> …

Brontë Family

Property of the Day: Coachmans Lodge, Farnham, Surrey

THE PROPERTY: Accessed via a winding drive lined with wild daisies and foxgloves, Coachmans Lodge was built 10 years ago in a sleek, modern style …

Surrey

What to book: Tony Vaccaro at Getty Images Gallery

<i>‘Mary Jane Russell’, ‘Flair’, New York, 1951. Photograph: Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images</i><p><b>Vaccaro’s first exhibition in the UK for more than 50 years will</b> …

Jackson Pollock

Property of the Day: Shelsley Grange, Worcester

THE PROPERTY: This eight-bedroom, five-bathroom Georgian property has been extensively refurbished, and its smart interior is flooded with natural …

Swimming Pools

Property of the Day: Vicarage, Old Sarum, Salisbury

THE PROPERTY: This four-bedroom home was built in the early 18th century (it has a 1700 datestone) and was believed to have been the vicarage on a …

England

Property of the Day: The Yews, Horns Lane, Broad Town

THE PROPERTY: Constructed from two buildings that were merged to form a spacious cottage, the home dates from the late 17th century, with an addition …

Vegetable Gardens

What sommeliers are drinking

<b>The life of a sommelier is not as glamorous as most people think it is. Our work days are mostly occupied by carrying boxes, unpacking wines, stock</b> …

Peaches

Property of the Day: Principal Apartment, Eshton Hall, Eshton

THE PROPERTY: This Grade II-listed property is set over two large floors, and comprises two classically decorated bedrooms, a well-proportioned …

Yorkshire Dales

Rachel Khoo’s Swedish summer recipes

<i>Images extracted from ‘The Little Swedish Kitchen’ (£20, Michael Joseph)</i><p>Best known for her Parisian-inspired dishes, the bestselling cookery writer …

Recipes

What to book: ‘Dafydd Jones: The Last Hurrah’

<i>‘Burning Boat, Oriel Oxford’, 1984 © Dafydd Jones. Courtesy of the artist</i><p><b>In his forthcoming exhibition, the British photographer Dafydd Jones will</b> …

Art

Property of the Day: Petersham Road, Richmond

THE PROPERTY: This detached four-bedroom house started life as a barn in North Yorkshire before it was dismantled, moved and rebuilt in its current …

Bedrooms

Property of the Day: Teignworthy House, Chagford, Newton Abbot

THE PROPERTY: This meticulously refurbished family home is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens with far-reaching views over the surrounding …

Swimming Pools

What to book: Mary Poppins-themed tea at the Shard

<i>Images courtesy of Aqua Shard</i><p>To celebrate Harper Collins’ re-release of the original <i>Mary Poppins</i> books, Aqua Shard is hosting a tea in tribute to the …

England

48 hours in Vienna

<i>Image: Getty</i><p>Consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in, Vienna enchants from the moment you arrive. Known around the world for its …

European Travel