At Country Living we champion craftspeople and small businesses and that's what the Spring Fair is all about. We have fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more, all from hand-picked makers. See here for our Meet the Maker page to read about some of the wonderful talents you'll discover at the Fair, or visit our Sneak Peek page and see a selection of the products that will be available to buy. You might also be interested in visiting our Newcomers Market page to discover some of our brand new exhibitors.
Alongside shopping there are plenty of features to add to your day out. Visit our brand new Country Living Theatre for panel discussions and lifestyle tips from prominent figures and contributors to the magazine; try everything from block printing to chocolate making in our Craft & Create Rooms or be wowed by our glorious ‘glamping’ inspired garden- complete with vintage VW camper van. And if you're looking to relax, why not book lunch in the brand new Country Living Restaurant, or enjoy a glass of fizz in our champagne lounge.
So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
Make a batch of homemade granola to share with family and friends this weekend, or keep it all to yourself for a week’s worth of healthy tasty breakfast cereal. Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: about 25 minutes Makes about 650g Ingredients 250g rolled porridge oats 50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped 50g flaked coconut 75g clear honey 75g […]
Enter Fanny Shorter's studio at Cockpit Arts and you'll be dazzled by an explosion of colours - the botanical designs she screenprints for her ranges of furnishing fabrics, stationery and cushions are designed in an array of vivid shades. As a child growing up in Winchester College in Hampshire, where her father taught, she was […]
Purple sprouting broccoli is among the first homegrown produce of spring and adds flavour and texture to this simple springtime pasta dish. Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: about 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 300g-400g linguine, depending on appetite 200g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed 100ml olive oil 4 anchovies in oil, drained and chopped 75g fresh breadcrumbs […]
Spring has sprung and this delicious rack of lamb recipe for two makes the most of this month’s seasonal ingredients. Why not try it for supper tonight? Mint is a traditional accompaniment to any rack of lamb recipe and brings freshness to the creamy risotto. Preparation: 25 minutes plus chilling Cooking: 30 minutes Serves 2 […]