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Whether you dream of retiring to your own manor or are seriously looking into buying a second home in the countryside, our round-up of beautiful country homes on the market now brings you the latest in luxury rural real estate, every day.

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Little Faringdon Mill, Lechlade, Oxfordshire

A former water mill, this cotswold stone property sits on the southern fringes of the Cotswolds. Inside, there’s five bedrooms, five reception rooms and endless charm, character and original features throughout. Step outside, and you’ll find pretty green south-facing gardens alongside a gorgeous trickling river. Available through Butler Sherborn for £2,350,000.

red brick georgian property house with white windows and white front door overlooking gardens

East Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex

This picture-perfect Georgian home offers a life of quintessential countryside bliss. Positioned in the heart of the South Downs, it sits within 12 acres of its own land, throughout which you’ll also find two cottages, a walled garden, orchard and rolling fields. Meanwhile inside, you’ll find plentiful large-proportioned rooms bursting with character and period features. Available through Savills for £4,950,000.

property Wike Lane, Bardsey, Leeds surrounded by countryside

Wike Lane, Bardsey, Leeds

Surrounded by rolling countryside, this property offers luxurious and sleek contemporary living set over one floor. Plentiful windows span the property flooding it with light and opening up gorgeous panoramic views. It’s also got a state of the art control system, underfloor heating and a seriously impressive kitchen. This is a country home for the modern family. Available through Savills for £2,000,000.

Hope Springs, Matterdale, Penrith, Cumbria - close exterior picture

Hope Springs House, Matterdale, Penrith, Cumbria

Set amongst rolling Cumbrian countryside, this former school offers comfortable modern living in a stunning rural location. The ceilings are high, the windows are large and plentiful, and the interiors are stylish. There’s even a wraparound terrace with space to sit and wile away your evenings, while taking in the surrounding scenery. Available through Finest Properties for offers over £2,000,000.

Glebe House, Buckland Dinham, Somerset pretty farmhouse

Glebe House, Buckland Dinham, Somerset

With sash windows, open fires and beamed ceilings, this Grade II Listed farmhouse boasts country charm in abundance. There’s the terracotta tiled kitchen, the impressive dining hall and five characterful bedrooms. Wrapped around by pretty gardens, there’s a stone terrace to enjoy warmer days and evenings. Available through Hamptons for £1,250,000

Warwickshire wisteria clad country home

Hogbrook Farm, Warwickshire

This gorgeous farmhouse offers a life of idyllic country bliss. It sits within six acres of gardens and a paddock, just on the fringes of Leamington Spa & Warwick. Inside, traditional charm is perfectly blended with fresh interiors. Meanwhile outside there’s a sun-soaked terrace perfect for evening drinks and alfresco entertaining, as well as a chicken run, pond and Summer House with hot tub. Available through Mr and Mrs Clarke for offers over £1,100,000.

The Mission House, Dartmouth, Devon coastal house

Bayards Cove, Dartmouth, Devon

Siting on the cobbles of Bayards Cove, this grade II Listed property is spacious, characterful and bright. You’ll get coastal views from the large white panelled windows throughout ­­­­­­­–somewhat reminiscent of Lake Como. Luxury touches include a cinema room and wine tasting area, and the property also benefits from an a holiday cottage tucked behind: perfect for having guests to stay or commercial use. Available through Savills for offers over £3,500,000

Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset english cottage

Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Thatched roof; wisteria-clad; tucked amongst greenery – this cosy cottage offers truly quintessential English country living. There’s a cosy eat-in kitchen with a red tiled floor, wood panelling throughout and three comfortable bedrooms. Outside, there’s a cottage garden brimming with lush shrubbery and a garden annexe. Available through Savills for £835,000.

Riverside Manor, Ferry Lane, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

Ferry Lane, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

Boasting an enviable riverside position, endless amenities and breathtaking interiors, this palatial property is the country house of dreams. There’s the sweeping statement staircase, seven stunning bedroom suites, the cinema room, swimming pool and tennis court, an additional guest house, two staff cottages and a dreamy boat house with a guest apartment. Available through Knight Frank and Savills for £36,500,000

Le Bugue, Aquitaine, France country home

Le Bugue, Aquitaine, France

This pretty French chateau would make an idyllic group holiday escape. Aside from the main house, there are two further cottages, a ‘pigeonnier’, and two barns all positioned around a courtyard. You’ll find plenty of space both inside and out, perfect for whether you’re looking to gather together or steal some privacy. While the traditional kitchen and reception rooms inside are huge and comfortable, outside there’s the sizeable patio which is made for alfresco dining and long lazy meals, as well as two gorgeous swimming pools and stunning landscaped gardens. Available through Christie’s Real Estate for £2,165,859.

High Street, Great Abingdon, South Cambridgeshire pink country house

High Street, Great Abingdon, South Cambridgeshire

This grand pink period property sits tucked away down a quiet hedge lined driveway, in an award-winning village in South Cambridgeshire. Inside, the house has a fresh and bright kitchen, colourful interiors, plentiful original features, and it’s flooded with light throughout. Outside, there’s 19.05 acres to play with, from the formal gardens to the fenced paddocks and woodland, as well as the River Granta flowing along the northern boundary. Available through Cheffins for £3,500,000.

Turville Grange Henley on Thames, Buckinhamshire country home

Turville Heath, Henley on Thames, Buckinghamshire

Once home to Princess Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy, and later Henry Ford II, this Grade II Listed Georgian property offers quintessential English country living with all the modern comforts. The pretty exterior is all white sash windows, wisteria-clad and red brick, while inside there’s a grand entrance hall, characterful reception rooms and sleek marble bathrooms. Set amongst 49.39 acres, this property would make the dreamiest of family homes. Available through Beauchamp Estates and Knight Frank for £18,750,000.

Flass Vale Hall, Crossgate Moor, Durham, County Durham country home

Flass Vale Hall, Crossgate Moor, Durham

Occupying a stunning countryside setting, this property boasts over 14 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland and panoramic views of the idyllic surrounding landscape including Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. While you get the charm of nature’s finest outside, you’ll get the best of sleek city living within – but with all that extra space. Travertine marble flooring with underfloor heating line the property, while endless windows flood it with light. There’s a bespoke Poggenpohl open-plan kitchen, several stunning reception rooms, and a leisure suite with a magnificent column-lined swimming pool. Move here for the modern country house of dreams. Available through Finest Properties for £3,950,000.

College Farm, Rutland, Stamford, South Lincolnshire fine & country, cosy cottage by twilight

College Farm, Rutland, South Lincolnshire

This Georgian farmhouse is brimming with character and charm. With a quaint country kitchen, four bedrooms, and interiors characterised by wood and exposed brick, the property is spacious while maintaining a cosy feel. Outside, there’s sizeable gardens and barns, set amongst the backdrop of open fields in the South Lincolnshire fens. Available through Fine & Country for £600,000.

Fern Cottage, Port Isaac, Cornwall property

Fern Cottage, Port Isaac, Cornwall

You might recognise this property as Doc Martin’s surgery in the hit ITV drama. Sitting on the hillside overlooking Port Isaac, this cosy property has two bedrooms, stylish galley kitchen and a living room complete with a log burner. It would make a dreamy holiday home; it’s currently used as a holiday let, so any prospective buyer could continue to use it commercially – or keep it as their own holiday escape. Available through John Bray Estates for £1,250,000.

North Cadbury, Yeovil, Somerset cosy cottage

North Cadbury, Yeovil, Somerset

In keeping with its Somerset location, Hollytree Farmhouse was originally a Cider Farm and is believed to date from the early 1700s. It offers its resident a slice of traditional comfort living with the benefit of modern comforts. Outside, there’s a detached stone barn with mezzanine storage – perfect for hosting or working alike – as well as a pear and apple orchard, plentiful flower shrubs and trees, woodland garden and a cedar summer house. Available through Savills for £1,575,000.

Doddington, Wooler, Northumberland property

Doddington, Wooler, Northumberland

A glorious Doddington-stone country home from the outside; splendidly modern and sleek within. Surrounded by rolling Northumberland countryside, this property has been gorgeously renovated inside to blend its characterful charm with modern luxury. Think wood panelling and exposed beams alongside plush carpet and beautifully tiled bathrooms. Step outside to the patio area for alfresco dining and entertaining on sunny days and evenings amidst panoramic country views. Available through Finest Properties for £1,700,000.

Beeny, North Cornwall

Beeny, North Cornwall

This cosy cottage sits tucked away in a secluded position on the Cornish coast. Surrounded by 11 acres of gardens, fields and woodland and stunning seaside views, this property offers an idyllic countryside and coastal escape. Alongside the four bedroomed Grade II Listed farmhouse, there’s also a 3 bedroom barn – making this a perfect property for a family or group getaway. Available through Lilicrapp Chilcott for £1,750,000

Hexton Manor Estate, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Live out your period drama fantasy with Hexton Manor Estate in an exceptional setting of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Grade II Listed Manor House boasts a sweeping entrance hall, as well as plentiful period features in its many grand rooms. Elsewhere on the estate, you’ll find six houses and cottages, rolling farmland, parkland and pretty gardens, trout fishing lakes, and pheasant and partridge shoot. It’s available for sale as a whole or in lots, through Savills from £5,000,000.

Rectory Farm House, Ickleton, Cambridgeshire country home

Rectory Farm House, Ickleton, Cambridgeshire

Nestled away in a pretty part of Cambridgeshire, this property sits just outside the highly sought-after village of Ickleton and is currently home to lifestyle blogger, Flowers and Lifestyle by Margot. It’s fresh, bright and modern throughout, with white and cream interiors, a sleek walk in shower and an impressive vaulted family room leading out to decking perfect for alfresco dining. Available through Cheffins for £925,000.

Mill Farm, Stanstead, Suffolk country cottage

Mill Farm, Stanstead, Suffolk

You can’t miss this colourful country abode. Set amongst idyllic Suffolk countryside, its orange exterior and blue paned windows perfectly complement the lush green surroundings. The interiors are warm and cosy, with plentiful wooden beams, floorboards and furniture, and six comfortable bedrooms. Outside, there’s generous gardens, an orchard and a vineyard, and if you wander further down, you’ll find a pretty trickling river. There’s also a garage/workshop which comes with a studio and balcony above – perfect for creatives or those working from home. Available through Carter Jonas for £1,000,000

Harbury, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Harbury, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

This property is a prime example of what persuades people to move out to the country, thanks to its inordinate amount of space. Inside, the rooms are both plentiful and well-proportioned – a change from many poky city flats. The kitchen/breakfast room opens out to include the family room and orangery, making this the hub of the home, while the master bedroom suite has both a dressing room and a stunning carpeted bathroom complete with garden views and a chandelier. This space continues outside, thanks to the property’s 9 acres of land; throughout here you’ll find a swimming pool, tennis court and incredible equestrian facilities. Move here for the dreamiest of countryside life. Available through Fine & Country for £4,500,000

Biophilic interior of a conservatory

Drift Road, Whitehill, Hampshire

This Hampshire home boasts stylish interiors with characterful design. Think green tiled walls, open brick fireplaces, contemporary colour palettes, and biophilic inspired decor. It’s perfect for anyone craving a country home characterised by contemporary interior – particularly those with a weak spot for stylish storage place, thanks to the enviable walk in wardrobe. Available through Savills for £895,000

Heatherbrae, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

Heatherbrae, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

Enjoy unrivalled views of Durham’s stunning landscape with this gorgeous period property. Set amongst the backdrop of glorious unspoiled countryside, this home offers traditional country living with grand and comfortable rooms set over three floors. And thanks to the ten bedrooms, plentiful reception rooms, tennis court, hot tubs and over two acres of gardens and grounds, this property is perfect for entertaining. Available through Finest Properties, POA

Skylark Cottage, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire country home

Skylark Cottage, Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire

This Grade II Listed thatched home perfectly blends countryside charm with modern comforts. You’ll find wooden beams throughout, as well as exposed brick walls and inglenook fireplaces alongside the bright modern kitchen, sleek bathrooms, underfloor heating and double glazing. Sitting amongst pretty green lawns and just a short walk to the local pub, a clay shooting ground and golf course, you’ll also enjoy access to your very own paddock – a horse lover’s dream. Available through Cheffins for £1,400,000

Park View, Middle Duntisbourne, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Middle Duntisbourne, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to the Cotswolds, this is your chance. Tucked away in a corner of Gloucestershire sits this charming Cotswold stone cottage. It’s surrounded by 23 acres of its own woodland and green pasture, with ample room for alfresco entertaining, exercising and solitary strolls. Meanwhile inside, there’s five bedrooms, two reception rooms, and plentiful pretty Georgian features. Add on the self-contained coach house – and we’re sold. Available through Savills for £2,500,000

Monmouth, Monmouthshire country home with swimming pool

Monmouth, Monmouthshire

This grand country house dates back to the early 1700s and sits amongst pretty Welsh countryside in an elevated position overlooking the Wye Valley. Inside, the property is characterised by large and grand rooms with original features. Meanwhile outside, there’s the Mediterranean style garden with lush trees and greenery surrounding a heated outdoor pool. Available through Savills for £3,250,000

The Villa, Yealmpton, Devon country home dji camera

The Villa at Yealmpton, Yealmpton, Devon

Positioned in the pretty village of Yealmpton, this Grade II Listed villa boasts stylish and modern interiors and is flooded with light thanks to the plethora of windows. Outside, there’s manicured green lawns to one side, while the other is made for alfresco entertaining, thanks to the BBQ, bar and plentiful space for outside seating. And if you fancy a night off, the pub is just moments away. Available through March and Petit for £1,250,000

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire savills

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

This gorgeous English countryside home is bursting with character and charm. On the outside, it’s all Cotswold stone, green lined windows and wisteria clad; while inside, there’s solid oak and stone flagged stores, beamed ceilings, wood panelling, and plenty of colourful and characterful touches. It’s perfect for those a charming yet quirky country home. Available through Savills for £3,500,000

Under The Hill House, Adeys Lane, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire queen anne property

Adeys Lane, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Set on the southern fringe of the Cotswolds, this Grade II listed property seamlessly blends old world charm with modern comforts. A large lawn leads up the house, with its pretty exterior of yellow stone and white paned windows. Inside, there’s the deluxe modern kitchen, wood panelled study, eight generous bedrooms, and views of Gloucester countryside throughout. With its charming exterior, generous proportions and idyllic location, this is truly the country house of dreams. Available through Hamptons for £1,400,000

Upper Street, Broomfield, Maidstone, Kent country house

Upper Street, Broomfield, Maidstone, Kent

Sitting in a rural part of Kent, you’ll find this gorgeous three Oast property. Bursting with character, the property boasts circular rooms, exposed brick, panelled walls and wooden beams. And it’s ideal for hosting, thanks to the ample entertaining space inside, the pretty manicured lawns if you fancy going alfresco, or the gorgeous garden room positioned opposite the main house. Available through Knight Frank for £1,850,000

Hampstead House, Corbridge, Northumberland country home

Hampstead House, Corbridge, Northumberland

Escape to the country with this gorgeous 19th century home. Originally a farmhouse, it’s been extended and refurbished to boast substantial living space for a desirable family home. There’s an impressive leisure suite complete with swimming pool, sauna and gym, a cinema room, library, office and five bedrooms, as well as two annexes attached perfect for having guests to stay. Outside there’s gorgeous grounds with manicured lawns, paved terracing and apple and plum trees. Available through Finest Properties for £1,750,000

Mossknowe House, Kirkpatrick Fleming,  Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Nestled within 42 acres of stunning grounds sits this grand Georgian mansion. There’s sweeping views of countryside and woodland throughout and plentiful grand rooms boasting a wealth of original features – think egg and dart cornicing, wood panelling, sash windows and marble surround fireplace. Host grand dinner parties in the dining room or snuggle up with a book in the library. Available through Finest Properties, £2,000,000

cosy oxfordshire cottage with red sky

Upper Tadmarton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

This thatched cottage may look cosy, but inside it’s bright, airy and spacious, and offers a gorgeous blend of traditional country living with stylish modern comforts. It’s characterised by wood throughout – think exposed wooden beams, oak doors and staircases, and wood panelled walls. Meanwhile outside, there’s landscaped garden with lawns, flowers, trees, shrubs, a gazebo and a seating area, allowing plenty of space to enjoy the weather when it’s good. The property also benefits from being within the catchment for Soho Farmhouse – the ultimate country luxury. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,350,000

Tuscany, Italy villa

Tuscany, Florence

Situated in a prime position within easy reach of Tuscany’s most famous cities, Florence, Pisa and Lucca, this villa offers the chance to live out your dreamiest of Italian fantasies. Boasting an abundance of original architectural features, there’s plentiful well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings, each boasting wonderful frescoes, cornices, and a wealth of intricate design. Outside, there’s over 166 acres of land: think rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. This would make the most glorious private getaway, or an ideal space for a boutique hotel. Noted of interest by Francis York; Available through Prima Advisory for €4,800,000.

Coombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset wisteria clad country home

Coombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset

This picture-perfect farmhouse sits in a rural valley in Somerset. Positioned at the end of a 150 yard-long drive, this wisteria-clad property is surrounded by 15 acres of private gardens, woodland and a trickling waterfall. Inside, there’s the pretty terracotta tiled kitchen, a large central reception hall, six bedrooms, and panoramic countryside views from throughout the property. This gorgeous farmhouse promises a life of idyllic countryside bliss. Available through Knight Frank for £3,500,000

oxfordshire country house

Swalcliffe Lea, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Tucked away in rural Oxfordshire, this Hornton stone property offers a life of grandeur and tranquillity. There’s multitude sizeable rooms, a wealth of period features, landscaped gardens, tennis court, swimming pool and orchard – there’s even a vegetable garden, allowing seasonal and own grown produce. It’s an ideal property for both retreating and entertaining. Available through Savills for £1,750,000

Bagmoor Farm, Hambledon pretty countryside

Hambledon, Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire

This gorgeous property is a stunning example of a barn conversion. The hub of the home is the open plan style kitchen/dining-room/living room which boasts double height, beamed ceilings and a plethora of windows flooding the room with natural light. Tucked away in the idyllic village of Hambledon, there’s stunning views of Hambledon Valley throughout. And with 37 acres of gorgeous land, swimming pool and tennis court, it offers a dreamy take on countryside living. Available through Savills for £7,750,000

Kirkdale, Nawton, York country home

Kirkdale, Nawton, York

Positioned on the fringes on the North Yorkshire Moors, it’s easy to see why this part of the world is nicknamed ‘God’s country’. Endless stretches of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside and rolling moors; you’ll have stunning views from throughout the property. Boasting 9 acres of private land, there’s also stabling and extensive equestrian facilities – so you can gallop around to your heart’s content. Then, retreat inside to this cosy property brimming with original features. This particular part of Yorkshire is a sporting paradise with plenty of shooting and hunting opportunities close by, making this property ideal for anyone who seeking a traditional country life. Available through Humberts, POA

Ottery St Mary, Higher Metcombe, Devon country home

Ottery St Mary, Higher Metcombe, Devon

Sitting in the quaint Devonshire town of Ottery St Mary is this impressive Georgian home. Inside, the rooms are fresh bright and well-proportioned: there’s the bespoke kitchen, the grand dining room and the drawing room complete with a bay window with stunning views and french doors leading out to the veranda. Outside, there’s 11 acres of gorgeous grounds, including a Victorian walled garden, croquet lawn, pond and an array of ornamental trees and shrubs. Available through Savills for £2,250,000

Roccastrada, Tuscany, Italy, eco home swimming pool

Roccastrada, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

This dreamy Tuscan villa sits amongst idyllic Mediterranean landscape, surrounded by water canals. This property boasts an abundance of space, with its eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms and four kitchens and reception rooms respectively. And it’s set within 3.46 acres of its own land; out here you’ll find the gorgeous swimming pool, alongside a plethora of eco-friendly features. There’s 130 olive trees, multitude fruit trees, a vegetable garden, photovoltaic panels for heating, solar panels, an original Vivarelli windmill and rainwater is collected in cisterns. A life of eco-luxury. Available through Knight Frank for €1,970,000

pretty grey blue country cottage with front garden and flowers

Shoe Lane, Exton, Hampshire

A charming cottage from the front; a contemporary home with oodles of space within – it’s the ideal country abode for the modern family. The kitchen/dining/living area is open plan and sleekly designed, opening up to a well-designed garden which integrates alfresco entertaining with an array of vibrant shrubbery. Available through Knight Frank for £1,150,000

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