About Us

Country Smallholding is Britain’s best-selling magazine for smallholders and everyone on the team who produces it is passionate about all aspects of self-sufficiency and the good life. Therefore whether you are already living this life, surrounded by animals and home-grown crops, or are hoping to do so soon or one day in the future, then you will be able to share our enthusiasm, expert tips and ideas when you read the magazine.

Country Smallholding boasts a strong focus on practical ‘How to’ advice articles, so whether you own sheep, pigs, cattle, poultry or horses, goats or alpacas, or a variety of other two- or four-legged creatures, our writers will explain every aspect of their care on a regular basis.

Maybe you are a passionate grower, or aspire to be? If so our knowledgeable gardening/growing correspondents will share myriad seasonal ideas and tips every month that will help to ensure prolific volumes of fruit and vegetables appear on your plot.

Country Smallholding looks at the lives of real smallholders via first person diaries and profile features – there is no better way to find out what a life on the land is really like than by reading about others who also enjoy this kind of lifestyle.

A special InFocus section enables advertisers to promote their products via editorial write ups, giving readers a more in-depth idea of what they have to offer.

Whether you are a seasoned smallholder, or a complete novice, you will definitely benefit from browsing our site and reading our magazine - and then you will wonder how you ever managed without us.

Country Smallholding is owned by Archant, one of Britain's biggest media groups, and it is the successor to Practical Self-Sufficiency which was launched by Katie Thear back in 1975. Katie and others, such as the legendary John Seymour, were pioneers of the self-sufficiency movement - which is just as popular today as it ever was.