Country Houses

Nature and Necessity by Tariq Goddard review – debauchery and class war in the country

There are hints of PG Wodehouse and EF Benson in a modern take on the country house novel that takes in broad humour and contemporary mores<p>For a genre rooted in the 19th century, the country house novel has proved amazingly durable. Tariq Goddard has set his latest book in a North Yorkshire house …

Literature

Teesside hotel named Country House Hotel of the Year at 'Oscars of hotel-keeping'

It makes it one of just 10 elite hotels in the country, each of which are recognised as being the best in their category

Hotels

This Modern New York Country House Is The Perfect Cozy Escape

The wood siding was painted dark grey, and a metal standing-seam roof tops off the industrial look.<p>Though the original façade was salvaged, a new …

Houses

A Cotswolds house with the ultimate big boys’ toy: Its own aircraft landing strip

This place in the heart of the Cotswolds is an aviator's dream: a country house with its own landing strip. Or should that be a landing strip with …

Houses

This 2-storey country house will surely elicit a WOW

Kazan based Russian architects from PREMIUM INTERIUM have come up with a country house made of lumber, that offers all modern day comforts of a …

Interior Design

Ballymaloe Country House Hotel | Ireland’s Blue Book | Ballymaloe Gardens

Ever dream of wafting around a perfect flower and vegetable garden that could have come straight from the pages of Kinfolk Magazine? No, me neither. …

Ireland

This magnificent country house has an extraordinary staircase and stunning grounds

It comes with an elegant billiard room, swimming pool and gym.<p><b>Shortridge Hall is a striking Grade II listed country property, located in Warkworth,</b> …

Architecture

Best House and Apartment Designs of September 2017

In September 2017, we’ve shown you a lot of cool stuff. Here the most interesting house and apartment designs among them.• Decorating very small spaces …

Houses

A guide to what all you can do to pimp up your estate

This homify account is very special as it offers you some really handy tips to enrich your estate visually as well as functionally. Whether you own a …

Houses

One dozen truly spectacular properties, as seen in Country Life

Take a look at our round-up of the properties which appeared in Country Life's 20 September issue, including a vast Berkshire estate and a delightful …

Real Estate

A country house with its floor-plans: small but stylish!

GRAZIELA ALESSIO ARQUITETURA, architects based in Porto Alegre, have created 1076 square feet of lavish homely comfort replete with rustic flair in a …

Interior Design

13 holiday cottages for winter staycations with your friends

Cosy UK weekend getaways, whatever your budget<p>If rounding up a group of friends and renting a UK holiday cottage this winter for eating, drinking and general staycation-ing sounds very, very appealing, here's a pick of TripAdvisor Rental's best. You bring the Scrabble and we'll get the Bailey's.

Hotels

The Cotswolds country house that has been in the same family for almost 100 years

Described as 'charming beyond belief and in one of the most idyllic places to live in the Cotswolds', Green Close is a real rarity on the …

England

Country House / zaa

<i>From the architect.</i> A country house gets new life by the renovation of the interiors and the expansion of the living space designed with the …

Architecture

Southwest England walking tour takes you to country houses and gardens

The English love their gardens, and visitors will too on a new-for-2018 walking tour of southwest England offered by Foot Trails.<p>Highlights of its custom tour of country houses and gardens can include visits to Wardour, England’s only hexagonal castle; Stourhead and its grottoes and classical …

Travel

Italian Country House Covered With Living Vines

This Italian country house was covered with living vines to make it look very natural and it got an additional glass volume that merges with the …

Houses

Hotel Bienvenue [Paris]

In the Paris 9th district you will find the new beautiful boutique Hotel. A special hidden place away from the stress of Paris, Hotel Bienvenue is …

Travel

Stylish country house offers homey relaxation

Portugal based home builders from Vila Nova de Cerveira have come up with a beautiful warm “Pine Cottage” that redefines wooden houses. Spanning …

Interior Design

A heartbreakingly romantic country house near Guildford, under the £1m mark

A 17th century house with this charm, this close to such a popular location seems too good to be true – but we really can't see the catch.<p>It’s not …

Houses

Best Colors For House Facade

The house's facade is the first impression that visitors get of your home. Its like a business card and a quick scan lets people create their …

Interior Design

Dreamy cabin is a luxurious escape in the New Zealand bush

Cabin envy is real with this gorgeous Back Country house in New Zealand’s Puhoi bush. Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, this …

Architecture

Best of Northern Ireland: Idyllic retreat at Beech Hill Country House Hotel

Hidden away in the wooded countryside outside Derry~Londonderry, you can connect with nature and local tastes in a unique way this autumn through the …

Ireland

The handsome country house once owned by the Quality Street heir

The 2nd Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax bought The Old Hall at Barford in the 1950s.<p><b>The sale of The Old Hall at Barford, four miles north of Wymondham</b> …

Architecture

Review: Quinta de Freixieiro Country House in Northern Portugal

Location: Portugal<p>The beautiful Portuguese countryside is the place to visit for some relaxing sunshine and lots of historic exploring, lush …

Hotels

This Real Estate Agent Is the Castle Expert

Two world wars, revolutions in Germany and Russia, and inheritance taxes have managed to all but put an end to Europe’s once-thriving ruling class, …

Real Estate

zanonarchitettiassociati renovates italian country house to become one with nature

the additional volume, made of glass and corten steel seamlessly blends with the surrounding countryside, both physically and visually.The post …

Architecture

Back Country House

Located in New Zealand's Puhoi settlement, the Back Country House is modeled after the vernacular architecture of the region. An exterior of …

Architecture

15 wonderful post retirement homes for you!

Every one of us dreams to spend those post retirement years with our loved one in a beautiful home surrounded with greens, to swim, sunbathe, read …

Interior Design

The country house with the finest Jacobean façade in Huntingdonshire

Grade I-listed Stibbington Hall is set in 19 acres on the banks of the Nene.<p>On August 27, 1904, <i>Country Life</i> intoned grandly: ‘Houses of the class of …

Houses

Rita Notes: Decorating a Second House in the Country

<i>Rita Konig muses on decorating and running a second house in the country</i><p>The second home, a cottage to get away to at the weekends. A place that can …

Houses