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10 of the Best Properties in the Home Counties

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From grand country estates and converted missionary schools to contemporary riverside havens, here’s our pick of the best properties in the home counties…

1. Chelsea House, Virginia Water

Chelsea House, Virginia Water

One for those who like their family living with a heavy helping of luxury, this five-bedroom property on the prestigious Wentworth Estate embodies a tasteful blend of comfort and opulence. As well as boasting superb co-living features like an open-plan kitchen/living room, cinema, playroom and indoor swimming pool, Chelsea House is also home to attractive landscaped gardens, a dramatic grand staircase, and not to mention the impressively imposing facade. Available to rent through Knight Frank for £20,000

2. Vergers Lodge, Chilham

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This handsome home is a truly superb example of a 15th Century Grade II home that has been lovingly restored and updated for modern living. Exuding character from every room, you’ll find period features like the Dragon beam in the sitting room, oak windows and large Bressumer beam open fireplace with wood burner. Recent additions like the bespoke solid wood painted kitchen with Aga fit in perfectly in this dreamy, quintessentially English home. Available through Humberts for £850,000

Vergers Lodge, Chilham


3.The Red House, St Margaret’s Bay

The Red House, Kent

A family home through and through, this comfortable home boasts a range of well-proportioned accommodation including six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two reception rooms ideal for family game night and entertaining. In addition to living spaces, the Red House offers sweeping views across the glittering English Channel – best observed from the delightful gardens with a glass of rosé in hand. Available through Skyhunter for £1.25m

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4. The Chalfonts, Buckinghamshire

The Chalfonts, Buckhinghamshire

An elegant Georgian regency house set within its own 4.5 acres, The Chalfonts offers an elegant blend of period and contemporary. Along side intricate cornicing, marble fireplaces, original wood shutters, antique oak floorboards and ceiling beams, you’ll also find a Bose Lifestyle sound system, Lutron lighting, a 4K 3D viewing theatre, heated swimming pool and wood fired pizza oven. Available to rent through Knight Frank for £25,000 monthly

5. Lower Eashing, Goldaming


Enjoying its own 1 acre, Lower Eashing is a Grade II Georgian fronted village home dating back to the 16th century. Equal parts quaint and grand, the farm house cosy vibe is off set with luxurious touches like a an open fireplace with metal heath and Chippendale mantle, high ceilings, dual aspect windows, and the entrance by way of a central pathway and pitched entrance porch. Available through The Grantley Group for £1.6m

6. Russell Farm, Buckinghamshire


An impressive family home, Russell Farm offers everything you could possibly want – and more. Spacious and well proportioned accommodation is spread over seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, all bathed in natural light courtesy of large sash windows; at the heart of the property is a superb kitchen with a breakfast area and views over the rear courtyard; the bath with views over gardens is a special addition. Outside, as well as impeccably maintained gardens, a luxurious swimming pool and outdoor seating area with wood fired pizza for balmy summer evenings, there is also equestrian facilities galore. Available through Savills for POA

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7. Cherry Eyot, Berkshire

Cherry Eyot, Berkshire

Head to Berkshire and fall in love with this contemporary home. Designed by acclaimed architect, John Pardey, Cherry Eyot is an exceptional property offering character, luxury and a unique home for the whole family. Raised on slender steel stilts and featuring generous floor to ceiling windows, the elevated living rooms are flooded with natural light and make the most of their proximity to the charming river. Waking up early isn’t nearly as hard when you’ve got such a spectacular view. Available through Savills for £2.625m

8. Iver House, Buckinghamshire

Iver House

High ceilings; wide sash windows; attractive fireplaces; detailed cornicing; beautiful Italianate elevations; this eight bedroom house is a stunning Grade II listed residence. Standing proudly in mature private gardens and grounds, Iver House boasts a timeless quality that’ll be as appealing a hundred years from now as it is today. Available through Savills for £2.1m

Iver House Exterior

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9. Old Westmill Farmhouse, Hertfordshire

Old Westmill Farmhouse

Adorned in an enchanting Virginia creeper with leaves that turn red come autumn, the beautiful facade of this Grade II listed country house is just the beginning of its charms. No less than seven bedrooms, two receptions rooms, four bathrooms and three summer houses make up this impressive property, with an open-plan kitchen/family room proving perfect for family living. Outside you’ll find rural bliss, with farmland at the rear surrounded by open countryside including the Oughtonhead nature reserve. Available through Michael Graham for £1.65m

10. Little St Michaels, Surrey


As quaint in nature as in name, Little St Michaels is a handsome, period house situated on a quiet lane within the wonderfully peaceful National Trusts Limpsfield Common. Formerly a mission school, the Victorian gothic architecture has been lovingly updated to create a family home with a difference. Arched, stone mullioned windows, tall vaulted ceilings, parquet falooring and period fireplaces all give the house an enviably distinct character. Available through Hamptons for £2.295m

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