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Cairngill House

Cairngill House, Kirkcudbrightshire

Set in an elevated position with spectacular views over the renowned and highly attractive Sandyhills beach and beyond, Cairngill House is an exceptional Victorian detached villa with spacious and elegant interiors. Built in 1898, this impressive property incorporates the Arts & Crafts style whilst offering a bright and versatile layout. Surrounded by countryside abounds, Cairngill provides much to explore from a local geese sanctuary to The Solway Yacht Club, which offers seasonal sailing sessions for enthusiasts. Available through Savills from £835,000

Imperial Grove

Imperial Grove, Hadley Wood

Tucked away in the centre of a small private gated development, Eastgate House is a wonderful detached family home offering a beautifully-landscaped south-facing rear garden, a detached double garage, a gym, cinema room and a steam room. With wonderly presented living and entertainment space this home is top pick for those who enjoy placid yet magnificent living. Available through Knight Frank from £3,750,000

Grange Farm

Grange Farm, Lincolnshire 

Situated in North Elkington, Grange Farm is an attractive farmhouse property set in established gardens and grounds with far-reaching views across open fields. This four-bedroom family home offers the benefit of natural light and substantial space with a superb range of outbuildings including a gym, barns, garaging workshops and stables. Grange Farm also features a west-facing terrace, perfect for barbeques and appreciating the evening sunsets. Available through Savills from £995,000

Cairness, Aberdeenshire

Cairness, Aberdeenshire

Cairness is a magnificent example of an A-listed neoclassical country house, with exceptional architectural interest designed by James Playfair and completed by Sir John Soane. Upon entering this splendid abode you will instantly be enthralled. Throughout the interiors there are many classical references including The Egyptian Room, which contains a number of hieroglyphic symbols, and the Etruscan room which has imitated the colour themes typically used on ancient painted terracotta vases. This property is also undeniably substantial with comfort and accessibility being the focal point of the design. Available through Knight Frank from £1,250,000

Nightingales Lane, Chalfont St Giles

Nightingales Lane, Chalfont St Giles

Located in one of South Buckinghamshire’s most prestigious addresses, this is a substantial country home which is believed to have been built around the 1920s. With a separate cottage set within glorious gardens and grounds, there is plenty to explore. The main house offers spacious living with five reception rooms, a kitchen, utility room and grand hall on the ground floor. Moreover, children of all ages can attend a wide variety of state and independent schools in the area. Available through Knight Frank from £5,950,000

Castelnau Barnes

Castelnau, Barnes

Barnes’ best-kept secret, Castelnau has been the subject of a meticulous three-year design and refurbishment, incorporating some special design features which take huge inspiration from a few popular  films. Featuring underfloor heating, air conditioning, and sound systems throughout, this large family home provides the very best of modern living. Castelnau is currently only being marketed quietly.  

Available through Savills office landing page from £9,500,000

Oceanfront House, Ireland

Oceanfront House, Ireland

Situated on one of the most coveted coastal locations on the Emerald Isle, set in 300 acres of rural beauty is the Oceanfront House. Designed by internationally renowned architect Andrezej Wejchert of AD Wejchert and Partners, The Oceanfront House, pays homage to its surroundings through the use of local materials, and offers unrivalled views of Ireland’s Eye, Lombay Island, and the Irish Sea beyond. Oceanfront features three luxurious bedrooms on the entrance level and a flight of stairs leads down to two additional bedroom suites and a sixth bedroom, currently configured as an office. The interiors feature beautifully crafted fixtures such asglass balustrades, open shelving, and niches. Available through Christies International Real Estate for £5,280,000

Rookwoods

Rookwoods, Gloucestershire

Situated in a secluded position overlooking the beauty of the unspoiled Holy Brook Valley, deep in the Cotswold Hills, is Rookwood. Rookwoods is a remarkable Grade II listed country home dating back to the 17th Century. Constructed with traditional Cotswold stone with charming mullioned windows, the house is undoubtedly well presented, with boundless charm and character. This substantial property features an excellent range of accommodations, with substantial space – perfect for entertaining and a conservatory breakfast room which boasts lovely views over the gardens. 

Available through Knight Frank and Savills from £10,000,000

Nobies Cottage, Wisborough Green

Nobies Cottage, Wisborough Green

Nestled within the South Downs National Park is Nobies Cottage. With its origins dating back to the 16th Century, this property has a wealth of periodic characteristics of the era including wide fireplaces, an aged bread oven, exposed timbers and original floorboards, which are all prevalent throughout. At the heart of the house is the principal reception room which holds an enchanting and inviting aura. From the living area there are double doors with direct access to the terrace and gardens beyond. Available through Savills from £1,000,000

Pondwicks

Pondwicks Close, Hertfordshire

This is an elegant property with sensational architectural elements, an encapsulating design and warm and inviting interiors. With exceptional designs trailing from the Japanese entrance gates, this home will marvel anyone who dares to explore its grounds. With strong influences taken from Feng Shui, echoed throughout the surrounding landscape, this gorgeous home features a practical but elegant kitchen area with a full range of Wold Sub Zero appliances. Your guests will never want to leave. Available through Savills from £5,950,000

Southcombe Farm, Shillingford

Southcombe Farm, Shillingford

Southcombe Farm sits in a lovely elevated position among the rolling Devon hills and enjoys an abundance of natural light because it faces south. The interior is beautifully presented and utterly charming, incorporating all of which you would traditionally expect to see in a farmhouse. It features an attractive fireplace with exposed beams and picturesque window seats. This property will have you in complete awe upon first glance. Southcombe Farm is also very substantial, providing additional accommodation on the ground floor. Available through Savills from £1,650,000

The Cedar House

The Cedar House Stowell, Somerset

Near the Abbey town of Sherborne sits The Cedar House, originally designed and built in a Long Island style, using Canadian cedar under a powder-coated steel roof. This property is a delight to any with chic and contemporary fixtures reflecting its strong coastal influence. The Cedar House boasts an enviable B EPC rating and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and beautiful countryside. This home features double-glazed pane windows and French doors throughout, with cream base units under honed matt granite worktops, providing a perfect space for entertaining within the kitchen area. There is also an additional luxurious bedroom in the main house with a flexible studio space outside the property. Available through Jackson-Stops from £1,950,000

 

Henley Road

Henley Road, Buckinghamshire

The historical origins of the property are evident from the double front door as you approach it along the circular gravel driveway. Henley Road is a captivating property with a light and spacious open-plan kitchen and breakfast room. Featuring a bespoke kitchen which has been crafted from the highest quality materials, including marble countertops and soft-close kitchen units, this is a delight to any cooking enthusiast. A full range of high-end appliances from Smeg and Neff are integrated, including a wine cooler, an induction hob and a boiling water tap as well as a fridge freezer, double oven and dishwasher – so you’ll always be prepared to create the most fabulous dishes. Available through Knight Frank from £1,750,000

Swan House

Swan House, Cambridgeshire 

Swan House is a Grade II listed, 17th-century village house with a substantial living space. Originally a pub, Swan House was more recently converted during the 1970s into a wholesome family home. 

The ground floor features an entrance hall, shower room, living room, dining room and sitting room, all with large open fireplaces and wood burners which will keep you and your guests warm during the colder months. The sitting room also features an original bread oven while the cellar still has the original beer barrel shelves from when it was a pub, providing plenty of space. 

Available through Cheffins for £975,000 

Eden Bank

Eden Bank, Cumbria 

Nestled within acres of extensive landscaped gardens and mature woodland is Eden Bank, a Grade II listed detached Georgian property with a wonderful variety of outdoor spaces to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life. The accommodation in Eden Bank is truly impressive, with substantial reception rooms and bedrooms arranged over the two upper floors and a grand stone portico entrance which opens to the entrance hall with access to the principal reception rooms from both sides. The spectacular drawing room is filled with natural light from full-height sash windows providing an overall bright and airy atmosphere throughout. Available through Finest Properties from £1,500,000

Dovecote House

Dovecote House, Devon 

The Dovecote House is a superbly characterful Grade II Listed, south-facing period house that is now a well-presented and inviting family home as well as a holiday letting annexe and work-from-home facility. Formerly stables to Membland Hall, this house is steeped in history and features well retained magnificent architecture which can be noted throughout the property today. Laid out principally over two storeys, with the intriguing opportunity of developing the lofted and beamed large attic room. Theproperty is presented and equipped to modern standards, having been the subject of considerable investment over the last five years. Available through Marchand Petit from £1,250,000

Pannage Green, Lyndhurst

Pannage Green, Lyndhurst

Situated on a level lawned site sits Pannage Green, a magnificent detached new build with a mainly walled back garden, offering a great sense of privacy. Pannage Green has been constructed and finished to the highest order with an eye for style and quality throughout the overall interior design. This intriguing family home offers an array of naturally well-lit accommodation spread over two floors, with a welcoming central vaulted hall and an additional cloakroom. With a fabulous garden-side dining room and a bespoke through live-in kitchen your guest will be sure to revisit. Externally the property is approached over a broad gated shingled driveway featuring a similar sizable detached double garage with its own overhead studio and ground floor ‘facility’. Available through John D Wood & Co from £1,600,000

Worminster Sherborne

Worminster, Somerset

Originally a stone-built former livestock barn, Worminster has more recently converted and extended  creating a unique L-shape with the two arms joined by a glazed atrium reception hall. With recent furnishings and upgraded interiors, this property has so much to offer aside from substantial space. This house is also thermally efficient with high levels of insulation and has a contemporary feel, whilst periodic elements of the original building are reflected in vaulted ceilings with exposed roof timbers which can be spotted throughout the home. Unwind in the space above the upper house and enjoy the uninterrupted panoramic views from the comfort of the paved terrace. Available through Knight Frank from £1,850,000

Tuesley Lane, Surrey

Tuesley Manor is a superb family home with immense character and charm throughout, with much to explore – from the wondrous courtyard garden to the indoor swimming pool with side walls that retract open on both sides. This spacious family home features well-presented modern interiors with many  successfully retained periodic elements. The house itself has been constructed of Bargate stone and brick under a tile roof and is set around a central courtyard which connects the buildings. This includes a two-bedroom cottage and a spacious one-bedroom annexe retreat as well as the art gallery to the main house. The gardens and grounds extend to 12 acres including an eight-acre wood with a wildlife observation hut centrally positioned. Available through Knight Frank from £5,250,000

 

Prince Albert Drive, Ascot

Prince Albert Drive, Ascot

On one of Ascot’s most prestigious streets lies what is perhaps its best preserved secret, Swinley Court. This substantial detached residence embodies compound living. With just under three acres of impressive grounds to scout alongside a outdoor heated pool and newly resurfaced tennis court, you’ll never fall short of entertainment. Sprauchle through the additional woodland and revere all of which nature has to offer. This Ascot property continues to impress with further furnishings including a BBQ area with adjacent changing and kitchenette facilities, intricately landscaped gardens and a newly resurfaced tennis court which is spectacular. Available through Fine & Country for £5,750,000

Church steps

Church Steps, St Mabyn

Located in the heart of the traditional village of St Mabyn is Church Steps. This property is set in the perfect location for those seeking the charm  of a country home. With access to the local village pub and exquisite 15th Century church on its doorstep, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to tattle with the locals and build your neighbourly bonds. This charming stone semi-detached cottage has an abundance of charisma featuring a wood-burning stove, a separate living room with original wood and flagstone flooring, exposed wooden beams and a separate studio.

Available through John Bray Estates from £525,000

Coldham Hall

Coldham Hall, Norfolk 

This beautiful Grade II-listed farmhouse is an absolute delight. Set in idyllic rural surroundings, offering just under four acres of gardens and grounds, Coldham Hall is the perfect getaway for those seeking the luxury of solitude and placid surroundings. With a wealth of periodic features scattered throughout the property, you’ll be encapsulated by the warmth and wholesomeness emanating from the interior design of this elegant home. Survey the wildflower meadows and unwind as you explore the raw beauty of the unspoilt countryside.

Available through Jackson Stops from £1,250,000

Riggles Farm House, Devon

Riggles Farm House, Devon

Nestled on the south-easterly facing slopes of the Otter Valley, just a stone’s throw away from Devon’s border is Riggles Farm House. This meticulously maintained property offers a wonderful country living space with the original farmhouse, which dates back several hundred years. With bright and well-proportioned interiors it provides masses of character which can be seen throughout. This property is also appealing to those seeking to improve their sustainable living standards with a myriad of renewable and sustainable energy features including: photovoltaic solar panels, solar water heating, a state-of-the art wood-fired central heating system that heats the three main buildings and triple-glazed windows. In addition to this it also has a private water supply and a modern private drainage system.

Available through Rodger Hemming from £1,400,000

Glebe House

Glebe House, Dinton

Built-in 1836, this former vicarage has recently been upgraded to a Grade II listed family home of exceptional finish. Set in a private gated community with beautiful gravelled driveways, Glebe House offers an impressive modernised home, ideal for family living, home working and of course entertaining.

Challenge your friends to a game of tennis in your own private court or perhaps take an evening stroll through the extensive lawns while comprehending the mature trees and herbaceous borders surrounding the delightful gardens. With over three floors to explore you will certainly never run out of storage space. This property features seven bedrooms, formal reception rooms, an open plan Bulthaup kitchen breakfast room with integrated Gaggenau appliances and a cinema room. Available to rent through Hamptons for £9,950 per calendar month

Rosemorran Manor House, Cornwall

Rosemorran Manor House is an attractive property with a compelling history trailing back to the Tudor period. Originally a Cornish Long House, this property was later remodelled and extended into a cottage Omee. With substantial interiors this property is perfect for multi-generational living. This home features  Gothic architecture with romanesque decor such asgothic arched windows to the front and sides, a barrel ceiling and tiled floor and a step up takes you into the panelled dining room with oak flooring, a cast iron fireplace with a slate hearth and hand painted tiled side panels featuring different sailing ships. Parade through the courtyard and explore the rear garden and paddock beyond. Available through Savills from  £1,800,000

St Andrews House

St. Andrews House, Derbyshire

Positioned on the outskirts of Matlock is St Andrews House, an attractive, Grade II* listed family home, with bright and spacious interiors. Built in 1757, the magnificent property has recently been refurbished to incredibly high standards with a contemporary design, retaining many periodic features meshed with modern fittings and fixtures. St Andrews House features a breakfast kitchen, three reception rooms, six bedrooms, a dressing room, gym, study and two bathrooms, in addition to a detached, one bedroom annexe. Available from Savills from £1,000,000

The Court, Hertfordshire

Set on the edge of Chorleywood Common is a substantial Grade II listed country house with a mature and secluded plot covering around 3.5 acres. The Court is one of the most iconic properties in the area, and was commissioned by the renowned actor Sir George Alexander in 1912. With stunning and traditional Victorian exteriors, it  willo transport you back into time. This harmonious property also features a large swimming pool, standalone secondary accommodation and ample parking spaces, making it the perfect place to host events.

Available through Savills and Knight Frank  from £3,500,000

Smugglers Cottage, Devon

Located in the heart of the desirable village of Ringmore sits this  charming Grade II listed thatched cottage. With direct access to the secluded beach at Ayrmer Cove, this property is a great pick for any who enjoy taking a morning stroll by the sea. Bursting with character, this home offers original elements throughout dating back to the 17th century. The accommodation is also generously proportioned with exceptional views of the beautiful gardens and rural surroundings visible from each room. This home also embodies a traditional farmhouse feel with features including a cosy fireplace with a log burning stove and French doors leading out to the garden, plus a range of matching units incorporating solid oak surfaces in the kitchen. Available from Marchand Petit from £850,000

 

Gables, Cumbria

A period country home in north east Cumbria, with a portfolio of three luxury holiday cottages. This is a luxurious self-contained cottage with exceptional outdoor spaces, formal gardens, expansive lawns and a large pond. There is also substantial outdoor seating areas to enjoy the sun throughout the day all times of the year. This property features contemporary designs with high quality fittings and adaptions with a private drive serving the main house and a second parallel drive for the cottages ensuring privacy for all residence. Available through Finest Properties from £1,950,000

Binsted, Hampshire

Set amid 569 acres of arable farmland and woodland
in the beautiful South Downs National Park, Hay Place
is a handsome mid-Victorian unlisted house, ripe for
renovation and extension if desired, and with nine
bedrooms and several reception rooms. The estate
historically hosts a shoot, and comes with four cottages
and a period barn with planning permission.

Available through Savills from £7.4m

Truro, Cornwall

Your very own Daphne du Maurier-esque Cornish estate, a stone’s throw from both north and south coasts. The Pengreep Estate comprises 30 acres of formal gardens, lakes and woodland, at the heart of which is a Grade I-listed manor house with six main bedrooms, wine cellars, and further attic rooms. There’s also a range of external flats and cottages in the historic outbuildings. Avaliable through Jonathan Cunliffe from £4m

Uckfield, East Sussex

At the heart of this beautiful 186- acre wildlife haven in East Sussex is Constantia Manor, a traditional country house that’s been lovingly restored. An elegant seven-bedroom family home, it also has five reception rooms. The estate was bought in 2000 and turned into a private nature reserve, with 12 acres of woodland planted and wildflower meadows created. Available through Knight Frank from £5.5m

Chiddingstone Hoath, Kent

A Grade II-listed house in Kent that’s
been thoughtfully updated while keeping all its original charm. The five bedroom, five bathroom family home has wooden beams throughout, an open fire, and vaulted ceilings, and has 8.7 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds. Available Through John D Wood from £2.5m

Hunton Court, Kent

A truly magical Kent estate, historical Hunton Court is also less than an hour from London. The Grade II-listed house, which dates back to the 13th century, has eight bedrooms and five reception rooms, and is set in about 132 acres of parkland, woodland and pasture.There’s also a heated swimming pool and terrace, and stables and a sand school. Available through Strutt and Parker from £10m

Drumleaning, Cumbria 

In this spacious five-bedroom country house, you will find yourself in close proximity to the Lake District National Park as well as the Solway Coast, an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty. . Perfect for those with kids, this home is also situated amongst many of the acclaimed schools within the Wigton and Cockermouth area. This substantial home also includes periodic features throughout the interior, with divine agricultural outbuildings and expansive gardens right at your doorstep, a fine example of a traditional Cumbrian country house. Available through Finest Properties for  £995,000 

The Old Mill Cottage

The Old Mill Cottage, Rushden, Hertfordshire

With exquisite formal gardens to the front and rear of the property, paved patios, graveled al fresco dining areas, a timber storage shed, mature trees and shrubs, this hearty home is sure to tick all your boxes. It features exposed beams and timbers, a fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a stone hearth, radiators, and parquet flooring – making it the ultimate pick for cottage lovers. Available through Cheffins for £1.2m

red brick georgian home with wistertia clad and stone front drive in dorset

Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, Dorset

This lustworthy property is a prime example of Georgian elegance and charm. Its red brick exterior is draped with pretty wisteria and surrounded by picturesque gardens – which include a swimming pool and tennis court. Inside the rooms are bright, spacious and well-presented; it’s the dream country home. Available through Savills for £2,500,000

white modern grand designs home on chesil cliff overlooking coast in devon

Croyde, Braunton, Devon 

This Grand Designs home is one of Britain’s most spectacular seaside homes and is an example of modern interior design at its finest. Each of its rooms offer clean luxury living with endless windows and the feeling of inordinate space. Plus, you’ll be able to spot stunning coastal views throughout. Available through Knight Frank for £10,000,000

country home with pretty garden in Munstead Wood, Godalming, Surrey

Munstead Wood, Godalming, Surrey

Always dreamt of your very own secret garden? Here’s your chance. This Grade I Listed cottage was once lived in by none other than horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll. Expect landscaped gardens, pretty lawns and plentiful cottage flowers. Inside, you’ll get the cosy cottage feel but none of the pokiness – yes, there are seven bedrooms. Traditional interiors and period features are found in abundance throughout this impressively sizable home, from exposed wooden beams to original fireplaces. Available through Knight Frank for £5,250,000

farmhouse in warwickshire on sunny day

Manor Farm House, Gaydon, Warwick

Manor Farm House combines quaint farmhouse living with Georgian-inspired contemporary interiors. The property is flooded with light throughout, and boasts both corners to cosy up in and large spaces to entertain. Meanwhile, to the front there’s a walled garden filled with flowers, while at the back there’s a large lawn for lounging outside when the days are warmer. Available through Mr and Mrs Clarke for offers over £1,200,000

double fronted house in evening with glowy windows in peterborough

Peakirk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

This is a prime example of Georgian elegance with all the benefits of modern luxury. Think high ceilings, large sash windows, plentiful grand rooms, fully tiled bathrooms, light-flooded conservatory and a pretty wall garden outside. It sits in the village of Peakirk just a fifteen minute drive from Peterborough station which has great transport links to London – making this an ideal home for commuters or country escape for city dwellers. Available through Fine & Country for £1,550,000.

exterior shot of a wisteria clad cream country home in Shropshire

This majestic home has all the space, elegance and features of a traditional Georgian country house: namely, the endless large light-filled rooms with plentiful period touches and exquisite interior design. Plus, it sits amongst pretty Shropshire countryside, allowing you a truly grand English countryside experience.

Available through Knight Frank for £2,950,000

double fronted red brick georgian home with white shutters and wisteria

Drayton, Langport, Somerset 

This pretty Somerset property may look cute on the outside – double fronted; wisteria clad; red brick; and white window shutters – but inside it exudes sleek,  modern luxury. You’ll find the stunning white entrance hall, plentiful rooms with quirky interiors and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen. There’s also two further cottages in the grounds, as well as a newly built office and home gym.

Available through Knight Frank for £2,850,000

wisteria clad country home with castellated attachment in banbury, oxfordshire

Milcombe, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Sitting on the fringes of a quaint Oxfordshire village, Milcombe Hall is bursting with character and charm. Clad in wisteria, surrounded by gorgeous walled gardens, and blending traditional interiors with contemporary comforts, this property makes a dreamy country home.

Available through Savills for £950,000.

exterior of a country grade II listed mansion in rugby, in the evening with smart grounds in front

Leicester Road, Churchover, Rugby

Positioned within 65 acres of gardens and parkland sits this magnificent Grade II Listed Mansion. With its statement sweeping entrance hall, five reception rooms, a stunning kitchen, six bedrooms and modern luxurious interiors throughout – this is the ultimate home for a family who wants contemporary chic property in a traditional country setting. Plus, there’s a tennis court to practice that all important swing.

Available through Fine & Country for £3,975,000.

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