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10 of the Best Properties in the South West

The best of the south west

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Known for its coastline and unspoilt rural beauty, the south west of England is an obvious choice when it comes to choosing country house locations. With that in mind, we bring you ten of the finest properties in the south west, available on the market today…

10 of the Best Properties in the South West

1. Washington House, Devon

Washington House

In a private setting surrounded by woodland, this elegant cream-coloured Georgian villa lies moments away from the lovely Watcombe Beach. Long sash windows – some with stained-glass details – flood the principle ground floor living area with natural light, while the bedrooms upstairs have glorious sea views. The grounds, spread over 2.9 acres of land, include many charming outside dining spots framed with hyacinths, as well as a manicured lawn that stretches out to the coastline. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,150,000

2. Cothay Manor, Wellington

Cothay Manor

Dating back to the 15th century, this unique property is one of the finest and most well-conserved examples of a late medieval hall in the country. The Grade I-listed home has been spotlit as one of the best country houses in England, and its easy to see why. As well as breathtaking period interiors throughout, Cothay has magical grounds, including an atmospheric walkway planted with yew trees, many romantic garden rooms piped with hedges, an arboretum with many specimen trees and wildflower meadow. A rare gem. Available through Knight Frank, offers over £5m

3. Glynn House, Cornwall

glynn house

Comprising five separate residential wings with an astonishing 15 bedrooms, this imposing manor is situated in a peaceful location, overlooking the beautiful woodland of Cornwall’s Glynn Valley. With glorious mature gardens and grounds set over almost four acres of land, you can fully appreciate the property’s graceful Palladian architecture from every angle. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £3,250,000

4. Nesley Down, Gloucestershire

Nesley Down

A generous family home with an attractive façade bedecked with wisteria, Nesley has been thoroughly modernised from the inside, with pared-down interiors and well-proportioned living areas. Additionally, while embodying a distinct period character, the house is not listed, and can therefore be structurally altered without issue. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.5m

5. Upton House, Bristol

Upton House

Upton House is one of those rare Grade II home that pulls off a seamless fusion of contemporary design elements with ornate period features, resulting in a stunning, harmonious residence of the highest calibre. An immaculate restoration has preserved wonderful features like original shutters and stone mullions, while additions like underfloor heating in the reclaimed floor boards make it a luxurious modern home. The wonderful grounds are a fine balance of lawns and formal gardens, including an orchard and heated swimming pool with a sunny south-west exposition. Available through Knight Frank for £4m

6. Hill Farm, South-East Cornwall

Hill Farm

In a secluded, elevated position enjoying far-reaching views over countryside and coastline, Hill Farm sits at the edge of Cornwall’s historic Boconnoc Estate. The stylish barn conversion features an open-plan, oak-floored kitchen/dining room, as well as four en-suite bedrooms and a separate cosy living room with original slate floor, an inglenook fireplace and wood burner . The house comes with a shaded swimming pool and dedicated ‘party barn’, with a home cinema and games room. Available through Jonathan Cunliffe for £2.5m

7. Glebe House, Somerset

Glebe House

Set in gorgeous, atmospheric gardens and grounds with views of rolling National Trust land, this lovely country property has been updated to a high standard. Rooms are imbibed with an elegant air, set off by period touches. The house also lends itself ideally to entertaining, with a cavernous, light-filled kitchen and conservatory dining area, and stunning outdoor dining area overlooking miles of bucolic countryside. Available through Knight Frank for £2m

8. The Old Rectory, Wiltshire

The Old Rectory

A classically-proportioned Georgian house, the Old Rectory sits in a tranquil, picturesque setting surrounded by its four-acre estate. The property features six bedrooms – with the master enjoying views of the River Avon – as well as a kitchen with AGA, drawing and rooms with fitted with shutters and wood-burning stoves and a cellar with 4,000 bottle capacity. Rushall, the closest village, is situated in the scenic Pewsey Vale, overlooking the Marlborough Downs. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2,250,000

9. Coat House, Martock, Somerset

Coat House

Another property with a wonderful wisteria-crowded façade, Coat House is a Grade II-listed home where period features sit harmoniously alongside quietly toned down interiors. Considered a principal village house, the property also comes with five acres of land, including landscaped gardens with stunning shaped topiary, a swimming pool, paddock and additional outbuildings. Available through Jackson-Stops for £1.4m

10. Higher Hutcherleigh, Devon

Higher Hutcherleigh, Devon

Built in the classical Georgian style with playful touches, including the mint-green trim, this is a wonderful equestrian property in a highly peaceful location with countryside views. The house features five bedrooms, a dual-aspect drawing room and dining room that opens out onto the ground. In addition, there are three one-bedroom barn conversions and the excellent American-style barn stables, all of which sit on 20 acres of verdant pasture land. Available through Marchand Petit for £3m


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