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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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Primrose Cottage, Achnasheen, Highland

Primrose Cottage, Achnasheen, Highland

Aultbea in Wester Ross is home to Primrose Cottage, an attractive semi-detached cottage which sits across the road from The Loch. With an exceptional stunning coastline and mountain views which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home, Primrose Cottage provides owners with a surreal living experience with comfortable, and characterful decor. Available through Galbraith from £240,000

1 Oxenshaw, Mauchline, East Ayrshire

1 Oxenshaw, Mauchline, East Ayrshire

1 Oxenshaw Terrace is a breathtaking three-bedroom property which sits in the picturesque Ayrshire countryside. This delightful semi-detached cottage has recently been extended and refurbished creating a superb and substantial family home which scales over one and a half storeys. The property features an open-plan kitchen with an attractive exposed brick wall, French doors to the garden and centre island with a wooden worktop and large gardens to the front and rear of the property. Available through Galbraith from £225,000

Parsonage Barn, Gloucestershire

Parsonage Barn, Gloucestershire

Situated a few miles east of Cirencester, Parsonage Barn is a periodic Cotswold stone barn set among a rural farmland. An extensive amount of glazing has been used throughout this property to maximize natural light, including a fully glazed threshing porch overlooking the garden. This home features an entrance hall, two ground floor double bedrooms, a shower room, cloakroom and first floor galleried home office with generous living space. Available through Butler Sherborn from  £475,000

South Hay, Kingsley

This is a magnificent property with substantial rooms, delightful fireplaces and exposed beams. South Hay House is a perfect home for those who enjoy more traditional interiors and are keen to host family gatherings. As you enter the property you’ll be instantly transported into the past, with many of the fixtures and fittings having originated from the 17th and 18th century. As you explore the many rooms of this property, the vaulted room with multiple aspects is certain to leave you in awe, with extensive shelving, storage space and privacy together creating the perfect study space. Available through Hamptons for £5,000,000

Pantygrwndy, Pembrokeshire

Situated within 15 acres of its own land, Pantygrwndy Fawr is a unique property filled with Georgian charm. With the origins of the property dating back to the early to mid-1700s, this home is steeped in history and full of character. Pantygrwndy Fawr provides commanding views towards Preseli Mountains, plus a spacious reception hall, a large pantry and an open fire place with plenty of space for you and your guests to toast your s’mores. Available through Country Living Group from £1,600,000

Empsons Farm, Crowland, Peterborough

Set in rural countryside surroundings, Empsons Farmhouse offers magnificent country living with an abundance of character and period fixtures throughout. Recent renovations made in 2014 include electrical rewiring, double glazing with the loft insulation and further refurbishment of the kitchen, bath and shower rooms. Despite modifications, this home still exudes warmth from the traditional features which still remain. Available through Savills from £825,000

Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire 

Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

A magnificent Grade II listed property with historical origins, Cranfield House is a stunning abode featuring gated frontage with a central driveway, a two storey coach house and a substantial breakfast kitchen which leads through to a rear hallway. Previously known as Oxton One, Cranfield House also has a lovely outdoor space filled with deep lawned gardens and mature trees. Available through Savills from £2,250,000

Wharfe Grove, West Yorkshire

Wharfe Grove, West Yorkshire

With an impressive frontage, Linton Close is a fine example of a stone built Arts and Crafts’ style house. Its origins date back to the 1920’s, which means the property features stunning stone mullioned windows and periodic fixtures, including wooden panelling and high ceilings. Despite undergoing extensive refurbishments and remodelling, the home has successfully retained its original style and now offers spacious and luxurious living. Available through Savills from £2,750,000

Reydon Cottage

Reydon Cottage

Reydon Cottage is a Grade II listed property with attractive period features and delightful garden. Despite being previously remodelled and renovated to create comfort, Reydon Cottage has retained many magnificent features, which assist in creating a delightful environment for modern family living. Top features include a mesmerizing mahogany chimneypiece which is believed to have been exhibited at The Great Exhibition and a reception room with red and white grape vines. Available through Savills from £1,250,000

Cadgwith Cornwall

Cadgwith, Cornwall

Situated above Cadgwith Cove, this is a picturesque property with breathtaking views over the village and out towards the sea. It offers spacious and airy interiors celebrating open-plan living and a traditional stone-fronted exterior. Cadgwith also features an incredibly rare asset of parking for up to several vehicles and an additional south-facing tiered garden with several vantage points, providing you with exceptional views from the comfort of your garden. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott from £1,150,000


Edgeworth Manor, Gloucestershire

This is a Grade II listed Cotswolds manor house with majestic views overlooking the gardens, woodlands and stunning sylvan valley below. Edgeworth Manor is a spectacular property with enchanting period fixtures and a fabulous indoor swimming pool, a delight to any home buyer. Features include barrelled and ornately carved ceilings, coffered ceilings, oak panelled rooms, bright stone mullioned windows, detailed cornicing, ancient oak floors and staircases, along with wonderful fireplaces.

Great Tangley Manor

Great Tangley Manor

A historic home with greatly preserved interiors and modern fixtures, Great Tangley Manor features an indoor pool, electric car charging points, a wood pellet heating and a monitored alarm system. Believed to be the UK’s oldest continuously inhabited house, Great Tangley Manor has been owned by four different families since 1947, who have ultimately done a great job at preserving and upgrading various aspects of this home, including the gardens which surround the manor. Available through Savills and Strutt & Parker from £11,000,000 

The Old Rectory

Rectory Lane, Compton Martin

Situated in the popular village of Compton Martin, Rectory Lane is a Grade II listed former rectory with origins dating back to the early 17th century. This beautifully presented home offers flexible living with a wealth of traditional well-retained fittings including large stone mullion windows with cast iron panes, impressive fireplaces, and traditional Victorian-style radiators. Ideal for a family, the property also offers substantial space with four generously sized double bedrooms. Available through Peter Greatorex for £1.9million

Langshawbush House, Dumfriesshire

Langshawbush House, Dumfriesshire

Nestled in a picturesque and popular  town in Dumfries & Galloway, Langshawbush House is a characterful home with charming periodic features and elevated interiors. Believed to have been built around 1836, Langshawbush House has been lovingly restored over the last few decades, while retaining original fixtures such as intricate cornicing, a beautifully carved staircase, and original fireplaces. With easy access to a wide range of shops and professional services including hotels, restaurants, a leisure centre and a golf course, as well as a nursery and primary and secondary education, Langshawbush House is ideal for modern family living. Available through Savills from £525,000

Paradise Point Warfleet

Paradise Point, Warfleet

Paradise Point is truly just as blissful as its name. Positioned on a bend of the River Dart, this unique Grade II Victorian waterfront house is a striking property with impressive far-reaching views north up the river towards Dartmouth and east towards Kingswear Castle. It’s a stunningly presented country home featuring bright and airy reception rooms, elegant high ceilings and sash windows, perfect for soaking up the idyllic countryside and river views. Take your dinner parties to the next level with a Mark Wilkinson bespoke fitted kitchen, granite surfaces and a Britannia range cooker. Available through Knight Frank for £7,750,000

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, 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 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

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


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