Properties With Woodland: The Best British Country Houses With Grounds

By Carina Murphy

4 months ago

Enchanting glades and tree-lined walks, all in your own private neck of the woods


On the hunt for a charming country home? From picture perfect copses to ancient woods, these properties have got everything you need for the ultimate woodland walk.

Properties With Woodland: The Best British Country Houses With Grounds

Moulton Hall, Newmarket, Suffolk

Large red brick country manor with a lawn in front.

Alongside six bedrooms, five bathrooms and four reception rooms, this Grade II listed property boasts a two-bedroom coach house, a separate studio, and a one-bedroom barn conversion – not to mention a games room and study space. Take a stroll through the 3.5-acre estate and you’ll also spot a heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Available through Savills at a guide price of £4 million

Hollycroft, Colemans Hatch, Hartfield

Aerial view of country house with grounds and a pond.

Positioned within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this wonderful Edwardian property commands views over Ashdown Forest and the Royal Ashdown Golf Course. Amassing more than 4,000 square feet of space, the home contains six bedrooms, four bathrooms and four reception rooms. Check out the original fireplaces in the sitting rooms, the handsome AGA in the kitchen, and the fully-fitted dressing room in the principal suite. Outside, there are more than six acres of verdant grounds to explore, and you’ll spot a swimming pool, summerhouse and koi pond. Available through Hamptons for offers in excess of £2.5 million

Dancers End, Tring, Hertfordshire

Red brick country manor with a hedge-lined path leading to the door.

Behind the handsome façade of this Grade II listed home, you’ll spot an array of period features including panelling, marble fireplaces and even an original oak staircase. There are eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and four reception rooms as well as a party barn, gym and detached two-bedroom cottage. With more than 16 acres of grounds, the property also provides a tennis court and pavilion, plus a glorious topiaried garden. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £4.75 million

Llanfrynach, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Gothic Georgian manor with driveway and manicured lawns.

When is a country home not just a country home? When it’s complete with 17.5 acres of grounds and five cottages (which currently serve as luxury holiday accommodation). The main house is a magnificent Grade II listed property providing six bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms. Available through Savills at a guide price of Guide price £3.25 million

Stream Farm, Summerhill, Goudhurst, Kent

Timbered former farmhouse with brick roof and gravel driveway,

With its wonderful timbered facade and lush gardens, this former farmhouse is a stunner. Dating back to 1520, it boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms and three reception rooms, and you’ll also spot period features including inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and leaded windows. Outside, there are eight acres of grounds encompassing ponds, a rose walk pergola and even a swimming pool. Available through Jackson-Stops at a guide price of £2.2 million 

Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Georgian country home with fields surrounding it

On the hunt for a Georgian property? Get ready to fall in love with this Grade II listed Georgian residence. Set in nine acres of grounds and offering six double bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms, it’s a real gem – and it also has fantastic equestrian facilities. Available through Savills at a guide price of £2.95 million

Ready Token House, Cirencester

Home with wisteria-clad Cotswold stone exterior.

With its wisteria-clad Cotswold stone exterior, this charming property is as picture-perfect as they come. The house sits within approximately 60 acres of land and offers five bedrooms, a bespoke kitchen and a variety of gorgeous reception rooms including a drawing room with stone mullioned windows and an open fire. Nestled in the grounds you’ll find a detached two-bedroom cottage, a four-bay garage and even an indoor pool. Available through Blue Book Agency for £5 million

Trewethern Farm, St Kew, Cornwall

Stone cottage with shrubs and flowers in front.

Dating back to the 16th century, this idyllic farmhouse is tucked away amongst 17 acres of lush countryside. As a Grade II listed property, it’s brimming with period features including sash windows, original stone fireplaces and slate floors. There are five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two reception rooms plus a sunny conservatory and a sprawling kitchen/breakfast room with a double AGA. The grounds are dotted with lawns, outbuildings and ponds – and all of this is just a stone’s throw from the north Cornish coast. Available through John Bray Estates at a guide price of £2.25 million

Much Hadham, East Hertfordshire

Aerial view of country home with circular driveway, swimming pool and expansive grounds.

Image credit: UK Sotheby’s International Realty

Looking for a show-stopping home? This Grade I listed mansion in Hertfordshire certainly won’t disappoint. With 14 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and four enormous reception rooms including a library, dining room and drawing room,, there’s no shortage of space – and there are also 80 acres of grounds to explore. You’ll even find a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool, too. Think Saltburn-style grandeur. Available through Uk Sotheby’s International Realty for £10 million

Weald Hall, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex

Aerial view of country manor with columns and sweeping driveway

Set in 26 acres of land, this 19th century manor provides seven bedrooms, three bathrooms and three reception rooms alongside a spectacular pool, steam room and jacuzzi on the lower ground floor. Take a stroll across the estate and you’ll find an additional two-bedroom cottage, a stable block with an apartment above, and a number of outbuildings including a large barn. With formal gardens, paddocks and even lakes dotted across the grounds, it’s the country home you’ve been dreaming of. Available through John D Wood & Co at a guide price of £6.25 million

Mockbeggars Hall, Claydon, Suffolk

Country manor with Jacobean architecture and a central circular hedge in the driveway.

Dating back to 1621, this Jacobean manor offers nearly four acres of verdant grounds, as well as sweeping views of the Gipping Valley. Check out the feature fireplace and French doors in the drawing room, the carved oak panelling in the library, and the bespoke cabinets (and enviable AGA) in the large kitchen. You’ll find eight bedrooms upstairs and a heated swimming pool in the garden. Available through Jackson-Stops at a guide price of £1.45 million

Godwins Place, Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Aerial view of country home with extensive grounds and a tennis court

This Grade II listed Suffolk farmhouse is complete with its very own moat, two charming bridges and more than five acres of gardens. Inside the property, you’ll find six bedrooms, four bathrooms and three reception rooms including a 30-foot drawing room with exposed ceiling timbers. The grounds encompass formal gardens, a pond and even a tennis court.  Available through Jackson-Stops at a guide price of £1.85 million

Alston Hall, Holbeton, Devon

Ivy-clad country home with lawns and a terrace

This picture-perfect manor formerly served as a hotel and is now used for holiday lettings. It contains an impressive 18 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and eight reception rooms, plus a games room, tennis court and croquet lawn. Top it off with an outdoor pool, a heated indoor pool and five acres of land and you’ve got a truly spectacular rural mansion. Available through Marchand Petit at a guide price of £1.95 million

Barbins Grange, Dunsfold, Godalming, Surrey

Exterior of red brick country home with outdoor pool

Set in more than 100 acres of verdant countryside and providing more than 5,000 square feet of internal space, this imposing residence is a real gem. It contains four reception rooms and five ensuite bedrooms including a palatial principal suite with a dressing room, bathroom and sun terrace. Outside, you’ll find a three-bedroom guest house, a swimming pool and a leisure complex featuring a gym, shower room and sauna. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £7.5 million

Chobham Park House, Chobham, Surrey

Aerial view of country home with expansive grounds and outdoor swimming pool

This gorgeous estate spans nearly 54 acres of land including formal gardens, lawns and an ornate pond, alongside a heated outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a sunken jacuzzi. The main house is a Grade II listed manor containing eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and six reception rooms, while further accommodation includes a two-bedroom barn conversion and two separate cottages. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £6.75 million

Hazelbury Manor, Corsham, Wiltshire

Sitting within 180 acres of pasture and woodland, this Grade I listed manor house is truly exceptional. The 15th-century hallway features a breathtaking two-storey battlemented porch tower and gallery, creating an immediate sense of historic grandeur. There are ten bedrooms and ten bathrooms plus a coach house, stable building and squash court, and you’ll also find a beautiful rose garden and a swimming pool. It’s a gorgeous country estate that really does have it all. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £8.5 million

Stonehouse, Coldharbour, Dorking, Surrey

This charming home contains five bedrooms, three bathrooms and four reception rooms including a gorgeous sitting room with an enormous bay window. Outside, you’ll find a handy office/studio space as well as a delightful patch of woodland, multiple paddocks and brilliant equestrian facilities such as a hay barn, tack room and a manège. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £2.5 million 

Eden Bank, Cumbria

Eden Bank

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 £1.5 million

East Wing, Scots House, West Boldon

Dating back to the 17th century, this Grade II listed residence forms an impressive part of a historic house, set within verdant grounds extending to approximately five acres. Standout features of the gardens include a wonderful area of woodland, a variety of fruit trees, and a large pond with a fountain – but you’ll also spot an incredible sunroom with a bar and an adjacent outdoor entertainment area with a pizza oven. The house itself offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two reception rooms. Available through Finest Properties for offers over £725,000

Highgate House, Flass Vale, Durham

If you’re on the lookout for a particularly elegant home, you’ll love this sprawling property, which is set within three acres of woodland. The grand residence is positioned on a private lane behind electric double gates, and it provides an expansive drive plus an integral double garage. Inside the property, you’ll find a large reception hall with an impressive central staircase leading up to a gym, sauna, and games room, plus six bedrooms including an opulent principal suite with two dressing rooms and a bathroom. Meanwhile, the ground floor encompasses a double-aspect living room, formal dining room, study and utility room, as well as a show-stopping kitchen/dining/reception area featuring three sets of French doors leading out to the immaculate gardens. Sound exciting? There’s also a tiled sun terrace and a hot tub outside. Available through Knight Frank at a guide price of £2.25 million