Country Living UK

magazine Feb 01 2021 · Country Living UK

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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.

Country Living

This month…


emporium • Our home and crafts editor Alaina Binks picks her favourite pieces from makers, artisans and small businesses

Editor’s choice • “This cabinet celebrates the beauty and texture of natural materials and is a piece of craftsmanship to admire for many years to come”

View from here • As Susy Smith welcomes the patter of tiny paws into her home, she is reminded of the delights – and demands – of a needy newborn

THE GOOD LIFE in the country

THE GOOD LIFE in the City

Going GREENER • Our quick and easy guide to a sustainable life

ASK AN ECO ACTIVIST • This month Glen Burrows, co-founder of The Ethical Butcher

New YEAR NEW HUGH • Chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on faddy eating, ditching the diet – and going after that ‘bit on the side’


In the chic MIDWINTER • Bring joy to the darkest days by taking the prettiest bulbs and blooms of the season and arranging them in a riot of contrasting colours and shape

Looking out for MR TOAD • Many of our much-loved toads are in peril this month. Here’s why, and how we can all help to protect them

On call with THE CANINE CAVALRY • Every year, dozens of walkers go missing in England’s largest national park. Happily, a highly skilled team is at hand to sniff them out. Meet the mountain rescue search dogs…

Welcome to dog school THREE WAYS YOU CAN HELP

10 QUESTIONS WITH… MEGAN McCUBBIN • The zoologist on presenting the ‘Watches’ with her stepdad Chris Packham – and growing up with a loo full of animals

Make an ENTRANCE • It’s time to take a fresh new approach to halls and staircases with our expert advice

The new COUNTRY LIVING KITCHENS from HOMEBASE • Bring classic country style to your home with one of these elegant designs made in the UK and approved by the CL home team

A BATH from the past • When Tony O’Donnell discovered an old bath in his Kent kitchen, he realised there was a demand for Victorian tubs – and decided to plug the gap

Timeless classics FROM COUNTRY LIVING • Inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the British Isles, these stylish bestselling sofas from the Country Living Collection at DFS bring a touch of rural charm to every home

Moving to PASTURES NEW? • With estate agents reporting a rise in buyers looking to swap urban sprawl for rural idyll, Sally Coulthard has the inside track for those hoping to follow the herd

What I wish I’d known

ROLL UP ROLL UP! • Tap into the stylish Scandi trend with a beautiful roller blind from the House Beautiful Collection at Hillarys

Made in FEBRUARY • In the fourth and final part of her seasonal series, Emma Mitchell uses early blooms, berries and greenery to inspire her projects

For when your heart is in the country • Subscribe to the digital edition of Country Living magazine and escape into an appealing world of rural beauty and tranquillity. You’ll find a wealth of ideas for your home and garden, learn about traditional crafts, discover inspiring rural businesses and enjoy irresistible recipes using seasonal produce.

The barn REBORN • Cassandra Ellis has breathed new life into an 18th-century flint barn, filling it with cleverly curated finds and cocooning colours from her own paint collection

All things WHITE & BEAUTIFUL • John Morley is a connoisseur of snowdrops and the artful planting of his own collection in...

Country Living UK