Country houses for sale

Best country houses for sale this week

We take a look at the best houses that have come up for sale via Country Life in the last few weeks.

Scottish Borders — £150,000

This cottage has endless views in an idyllic Scottish Borders setting, and within easy reach of Edinburgh. But you’ll need a 4×4 just to reach it, and be ready to tear it down and start again.

There is good news, though: full planning permission is in place to build a true off-grid home. It’s the ultimate chance to build a modern, environmentally friendly home in a truly idyllic spot.

Howford Hill Cottage is currently on the market via Galbraith with a guide price of £150,000 — see more pictures or enquire with the agent for further details. 


North Yorkshire — £2,950,000

A seven-bedroom family home full of modern technology and luxury, with the living space centred around a galleried landing with cantilevered staircase.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £5,200,000

219 acres of land around Brompton Regis, including woodland, farmland, two fine homes, farming facilities and a courtyard of stone-built buildings.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Surrey — £7,000,000

Regency House is a striking white stucco house on the Crown Estate in Oxshott, with exquisitely-finished interiors, secluded gardens and, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, a 4G astroturf football pitch.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Scottish Borders — £895,000

Right on the banks of The Teviot near Kelso, a converted watermill with five bedrooms, a huge open-plan living area and trout fishing rights.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hampshire — £12,500,000

A 569-acre estate in the South Downs National Park, located between Winchester and Farnham.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £1,750,000

A classically styled 1930’s residence set on one of the finest and most secluded plots in Woburn Sands with superb gardens.

For sale with Jackson-Stops via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Worcestershire — £1,795,000

A beautiful, Grade II listed, country house accompanied by a tennis court and versatile outbuildings set in 2.8 acres.

For sale with Knight Frank via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £1,250,000

An early 1900s double bay fronted seven bedroom detached property in an elevated position on the edge of the village of Lidlington.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Oxfordshire — £12,000,000

Crockmore House is a substantial country house, with stunning gardens expertly designed and landscaped by Christopher Bradley-Hole.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Dorset — £3,500,000

Culverhouse Farm, which sits in an elevated position overlooking the beautiful North Dorset landscape, is a delightful family property with extensive accommodation and outbuildings.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Shropshire — £850,000

A characterful, former Victorian school house with original features and superbly tended gardens and versatile outbuilding.

For sale with Strutt & Parker via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Devon — £1,200,000

A four-bedroom former farmhouse and mill nestled within a tranquil valley and surrounded by 12.25 acres of land.

For sale with STAGS via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £940,000

Somerset Long House oozes character with its original features, approx one acre garden and out buildings with holiday let opportunity.

For sale with Sandersons via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


North Yorkshire — £2,250,000

An outstanding manor house with beautiful gardens and grounds facing south towards the Cleveland Hills.

For sale with GSC Grays via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kent — £10.5 million

28 bedrooms, 30,000 sq ft of buildings and 74 acres in this ‘landmark estate’ near Sevenoaks.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Buckinghamshire — £1.35 million

A Grade II listed part 15th century four bedroom detached house in a village near Woburn, with easy access to the main A5.

For sale with Michel Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hampshire — £3.2 million

Doric columns frame the entrance porch at this charming, 1801 house just outside Odiham.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kent — £5.5 million

‘One of Kent’s finest Grade II* listed Georgian houses,’ according to the agents, a 1757 house that’s Grade II*-listed and set in magnificent formal gardens.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Cornwall — £2 million

A tucked-away home on a private creek set in over 30 acres of woodland; ‘it would be difficult to imagine a more romantic and historic setting than that of The Old Sawmills,’ say agents Strutt & Parker.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Befordshire — £1,850,000

A Grade II-listed 18th century watermill walking distance to the village of Clophill, with a detached one bedroom cottage, outbuildings, parking and over 6 acres of grounds.

It’s 55 years since this house was last on the market, and it’s not hard to see why: almost 3,500sq ft of space, plus beautiful meadows and a fine location.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Jersey — £12,500,000

A home with a ‘virtually unrivalled coastal location’, directly overlooking St Brelade’s Bay, set off a privately owned approach roadway for perfect seclusion.

It’s also an ideal home for car enthusiasts — of which there are many on Jersey — with its garage complete with turntable, perfect for keeping the Ferrari.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Buckinghamshire — £2,750,000

A charming period property not far from Chesham, with beautiful gardens including a swimming pool, tennis court and its own chalk stream.

As well as the fine Georgian house, there is also a pool, tennis court and studio/office with a full-fibre 300mb broadband connection.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Surrey — £8,000,000

Runnymede Park is an 8,000sq ft home that is a fine example of a Grade I listed property that still retains the grandeur of a bygone era.

The house was designed by the great James Wyatt in the final years of the 18th century; by 1975 it was in a state of near-ruin, but the present owners embarked on a long restoration programme, to bring the property back from the brink.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Islay — £2,750,000

Islay House is an A-listed property in 28 acres of grounds, overlooking its magnificent gardens and beyond to the coast and Rhinns mountains, with unparalleled sunset views.

There’s good news inside as well, with the whole place clearly having been well-loved and sympathetically treated by the present owners.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Surrey — £16,500,000

Maybanks presents a superb opportunity for those seeking a property of immense character and charm, together with six more houses on the estate — but the vendors will split it all into lots if desired.

The main house has 10 bedrooms, and permission in place for both a swimming pool complex and stable block.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £2,000,000

A Grade II-listed, six-bedroom Victorian house with swimming pool and summerhouse, tennis court, garage, 2.25 acres of landscaped gardens and a three-bedroom cottage.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Wiltshire — £3,000,000

A classic Grade II-listed village house dating from around 1830 that’s been extended and refurbished to make a comfortable family home.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Oxfordshire — £1,850,000

A beautiful semi-detached period property arranged over three floors with a delightful enclosed garden and large terrace.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


North Yorkshire — £889,950

An Edwardian detached family home set amidst a beautiful garden plot of approx. 0.3 acres, located on the outskirts of Wetherby.

For sale with Renton & Parr. See more pictures and details for this property.


Surrey — £1,800,000

A Grade ll listed farmhouse of significant architectural interest, with several period outbuildings set in approx. 10.8 acres.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures and details for this property.


Dorset — £550,000

A beautifully presented and extended four bedroom sandstone cottage with pan-tiled roof, offering extensive accommodation.

For sale with Bentons. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £6,500,000

Inside The Pavilion, Somerset.

The Pavilion is a spectacular transformation of a contemporary modern house, to create a striking home built in classical architectural style.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Galashiels — £4,000,000

There’s a touch of French chateau about Glenmayne, a beautiful Victorian creation in the heart of the Borders, 38 miles from Edinburgh.

If you’re keen, we have more Scottish castles for sale to enjoy — including a place with one of the finest interiors we’ve seen in many moons.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.


Cornwall — £3,950,000

A location in Morwenstow, on the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast just north of Bude, might initially seem to be the main attraction of this property, but the 16th-century farmhouse is huge and pretty, and has been described as ‘one of the most interesting and picturesque old houses in Cornwall.’

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £2,500,000

Alden House is a classic Regency house, beautifully restored throughout, with outbuildings, a cottage, lovely grounds — and a lift concealed behind a mirrored door.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Oxfordshire — £7,500,000

Eynsham Mill is a beautiful old mill house in a tranquil setting of over 90 acres, with six bedrooms and four reception rooms in the 5.774sq ft main house, plus two cottages and a number of outbuildings.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Berkshire — £2,750,000

Just outside Ascot, Silwood Farmhouse is an unusual T-shaped property set in 2.45 acres of unspoilt woodland, featuring modern interiors, seven bedrooms and an indoor pool.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Oxfordshire — £2,950,000

The Priory is a historic and beautiful Grade II*-listed home that’s full of ancient beams and panelling, original floors and fireplaces, and fascinating nooks and crannies.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Oxfordshire — £2,500,000

In the village of Garsington you’ll find this six-bedroom, elegant stone-built detached house that’s on the market for the first time in over half a century.

For sale with Hamptons. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £1,750,000

A beautiful, seven-bedroom home built in the Georgian style, yet dating back to just 1998.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Wiltshire — £8,950,000

Conkwell Grange is a Grade II-Listed house built in 1907 to a design by Sir Guy Dawber, approached via a beech-lined avenue and set in 125 acres close to Bath.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Berkshire — £15,000,000

A 117-acre estate set in the Berkshire Downs, at the heart of which is a newly-built nine-bedroom house with splendid views, landscaped gardens, tennis court and swimming pool, plus staff and guest cottages.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Surrey — £3,000,000

Swanthorpe Barn is a light, bright and airy barn conversion with more than 5,700 square feet of space, set in a village near Farnham.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kent — £2,995,000

A Grade II-listed Gothic style five-bedroom mansion, set within beautiful gardens and grounds just outside Oxted.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Gloucestershire — £7,250,000

Blaisdon Hall is situated in its own vast swathes of parkland, with outstanding and panoramic views across the Severn Valley, and with 11 bedrooms and eight reception rooms within.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Wiltshire — £18 million

West Chase has been described as ‘one of the best compact estates to come to the market in the region for many years,’ and offers a superb, private principal house, estate cottages and plenty of outbuildings.

For sale at £18 million — see more details


Leamington Spa — £2 million

Number 5 Claredon Crescent is a beautiful six-bedroom property located on one of Leamington Spa’s most desirable roads.

This Grade II-listed Regency house, set in sought-after Clarendon Crescent, beautifully combines contemporary living with period details: the living-and-dining area is open plan, but also has ornate ceilings and fine fireplaces.

Number 5 Claredon Crescent is currently on the market via Fine & Country with a guide price of £2 million.


Devon — £1.1 million

Lower Park is a true idyll in an enchanting rural location, surrounded by lake, pasture and woodland and offers charming accommodation.

Set in Witheridge, between Exmoor and Dartmoor and within easy reach of Tiverton, this traditional, thatched house is thought to date from the 17th century and is full of period charm

Currently on the market via Greenslade Taylor Hunt for offers over £1.1 million, Lower Park is a quintessential country abode visited year-round by an abundance of wildlife, drawn to the idyllic, rural surroundings.

See more details here


Bintree, Norfolk — £3,200,000

With a legacy dating back to the 17th century and described in great detail in Pevsner’s Norfolk Volume of Buildings of England, The Manor House, located in Bintree, is an outstanding home with a fascinating history.

The property showcases 5500sq ft of refined interiors, including eight bedrooms, a multitude of open fires, roll-top baths and a secret door in the library (designed by the architect who created the Queen’s gallery and Buckingham Palace).

There are 11.5 acres of truly stunning, south-facing gardens that have been expertly divided to create pockets of varying spaces from which to enjoy the sunny aspect. A large feature pond frames the property to the front, whilst a mix of flower and vegetable gardens, a private walled garden and a former ice-house with an attached party barn complete the outdoor space.

For sale with Sowerbys . See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Ashill, Norfolk — £2,500,000

Nestled in the heart of Ashill and approached from a daffodil-lined private driveway is Glebe House: A wonderful period home which has recently undergone months of renovation to transform it into a tasteful, refined home.

Stunning period features run throughout its 7,000sq ft interiors, which are enhanced by the large sash windows which flood the rooms with daylight. There are eight bedrooms on the first floor, whilst the ground floor offers well-proportioned reception rooms, perfect for family living or entertaining on a large scale.

Outside, there are over seven acres of gardens and paddocks, interjected by a range of barns, outbuildings, a self-contained one-bedroom Gardeners Cottage, swimming pool and pool house.

For sale with Sowerbys . See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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North Walsham, Norfolk — £1,500,000

Hill House is a wonderful example of a sophisticated Grade II listed period home where the gardens are just as special as the interiors.

A romantic walled garden sits alongside flourishing flowerbeds and archways in hedges lead to a well-stocked kitchen garden and brick greenhouse. Elsewhere is a terrace area, expanses of lawn and an inviting outdoor pool with a pool house. There is also a range of outbuildings.

Inside the versatile interiors are seven bedrooms, beautiful sash windows, exposed timbers and modern, tasteful bathrooms which remain in keeping with the rest of the property.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.


Malton, North Yorkshire — £1,495,000

Musley Bank House is a substantial period property outside Malton.

The property comes with several outbuildings and has open views across its own parkland gardens.

For sale with Blenkin. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kelso, Scottish Borders — £675,000

A Victorian seven-bed villa which exudes character, just a 5-minute walk from the town centre and the River Tweed.

For sale with Galbraith via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Easby, North Yorkshire — £1,500,000-£1,700,000

A magnificent country residence with substantial grounds, traditional farm buildings and land totalling 9.64 acres.

For sale with Robin Jessop via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Lyndhurst, Hampshire — £1,500,000

Outstanding 19th century Grade II listed country house, set in a private position with mature, south facing gardens.

For sale with Spotlight Homes via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Short Green, Norfolk — £850,000

Furze Farm is a Grade II listed, well-timbered house enjoying far-reaching views across farmland and a plot of approx. 3 acres.

For sale with TW Gaze via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Berkshire — £6,750,000

A magnificent Grade II listed Manor House surrounded by rolling countryside, located close to Newbury

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Leicestershire — £2,250,000

A stunning thatched cottage nestled within the Charnwood Forest, with landscaped formal gardens and paddocks.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Suffolk — £3,000,000

An elegant Grade II listed Regency villa overlooking seven and a half acres of beautiful gardens and woodland.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures and details for this property.


East Sussex — £2,500,000

A substantial country home set within a wonderful rural setting with a separate coach house.

For sale with Hamptons. See more pictures and details for this property.


Cornwall — £6,000,000

An exceptional modern home (also pictured top) with unrivalled coastal views situated on the north Cornish coast.

For sale with Lillicrap Chilcott. See more pictures and details for this property.


Norfolk — £850,000

An eight-bedroom Georgian country home with a self-contained flat all set wtihin three-acres of walled gardens, parkland and paddock.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures and details for this property.


Wiltshire — £3,500,000

A substantial Georgian-style family home set in an idyllic village on the banks of the River Avon.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Oxfordshire — £2,250,000

A secluded house near the market town of Wantage with plenty of character and potential.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Salisbury — £3,000,000

A beautifully restored former rectory with sublime, professionally designed gardens, stunning outdoor pool and tennis court.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Essex – £2.85 million

A charming Grade II listed country house in a private setting with an extensive range of outbuildings.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Northumberland — £3.5 million

Quite simply one of Northumberland’s finest country houses.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.