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, from a wonderful cliffside retreat in Cornwall to a great estate with hundreds of acres.

Loch Fyne — £450,000

To live metres from a loch, with a corner of private beach and uninterrupted views over the water and into the landscape beyond — it’s what Scottish dreams are made of.

For sale via Savills for offers over £450,000.


Gloucestershire — £3.8 million

Langton Lodge is, to put it simply, spectacular, and proves that bigger is better with over 8,000 sq ft of wonderful living space. The photos really speak for themselves when it comes to this property.

The Georgian home has a timeless sophistication that is often attempted, but hard to achieve, with a property that dates from 1806.

Currently on the market with Knight Frank at a guide price of £3.8 million. 


Lairg, Highland — £425,000

Located just off Route 500, right on the shores of Loch Shin, is this three-star highland hotel.

The sale of this spectacularly positioned eight bed hotel also includes fishing rights on three lochs, plus five fishing boats-perfect for guests wanting to catch their own dinner.

In addition to the hotel accommodation are also two attic bedrooms and shower room for staff, plus a generously-sized owners accommodation — should you ever be able to peel yourself away from the lochs.

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

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Snowdonia National Park — £2,000,000

We can’t think of a more idyllic location- this picturesque estate is tucked away in the Snowdonia National Park and just a short walk from the coast.

The main property dates back to the 13th century, but has been tastefully renovated and keeps many of its original features. Also within the estate are three self-catering holiday cottages, each with their own character and finished to the same high standard as the main house.

The current owners have run the estate as a successful lifestyle business, both through holiday accommodation and as a wedding venue.

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

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Devon — £1.5 million

It’s quite possibly the most extraordinary property you will chance upon. Like a page out of The Chronicles of Narnia, a door on Bude Street in the Devon fishing village of Appledore, opens to reveal a surprising ‘village within the village’ beyond.

Up for sale through Jackson Stops at an asking price of £1.5 million.

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Romsey, Hampshire — £1,950,000

This glorious Victorian farmhouse sits at the end of a long driveway in open countryside close to Romsey.

The ample accommodation includes six bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, and a magnificent orangery.

Outside, the beautiful gardens house a swimming pool.

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

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Beaminster, Dorset — £895,000

This Grade II-listed farmhouse originally dates from the 17th century and has kept intact a large number of delightful features, including stone mullion windows, fireplaces and exposed beams.

The 3,355 sq ft interiors include five bedrooms, an atmospheric drawing room and a large kitchen and breakfast room with Aga.

There also is a pretty barn with potential for conversion and some outbuildings. The grounds feature walled gardens, kitchen gardens and panoramic paddocks that look out onto the valley.

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

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Holt, Norfolk — £2,250,000

This William & Mary farmhouse combines magnificent architecture with immaculate interiors, manicured gardens and a convenient village location within easy reach of the well-regarded Greshams School.

The 5,376sq ft interiors feature seven bedrooms (including a spectacular master suite complete with dressing room), a large kitchen and breakfast room, a library and elegant reception rooms.

The beautifully landscaped grounds include formal gardens with a pond, a croquet lawn, a kitchen flower garden, terracing for alfresco relaxation, plus woodland and mature pastureland.

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

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Casthorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire — £790,000

Set in peaceful countryside close to Grantham, this whitewashed farmhouse dates from the Georgian times and is listed Grade II.

The 2,850sq ft interiors have preserved many striking details, from feature fireplaces in the sitting room and dining room to the exposed beams and pitched ceilings in some of the five bedrooms. There also are 822sq ft of outbuildings.

The 2.3-acre grounds include lawned gardens, a newly established meadow, a newly established orchard and a paddock.

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

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Sherborne, Dorset — £1,295,000

Believed to date back to the 14th Century is this detached former corn mill, built from local stone under a Welsh slate roof.

The spacious entrance hall leads to a 30ft drawing room (perfect for even the most socially distanced of gatherings) from which french windows open out onto a terrace. The kitchen acts as the real focal room, with a spectacular minstrels gallery, a large four oven AGA and exposed oak beams.

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


Cornwall — £1.7 million

©John Bray & Partners / Unique Home Stays

Spectacular is often an abused word, but if there ever was a property that deserves the appellative is this seaside retreat in Millook Haven between Bude and Boscastle. It’s surely one of the prettiest houses for sale in Cornwall today.

©John Bray & Partners / Unique Home Stays

It enjoys long, glorious views of shingle, sea and towering cliffs that over the years attracted surf champions, film crews and a sizeable number of celebrities.

The Beach Hut is for sale at £1.75 million via John Bray & Partners — see more pictures or enquire with the agent for further details.


Cambridgeshire — £875,000

Located in Swaffham Bulbeck (say that five times fast), is Linton House — a delightful, four bedroom, thatched property that is said to date back to 1542 and is currently on the market with Savills at a guide price of £875,000. 

Linton House is currently for sale via Savills at a guide price of £875,000 — see more pictures, or enquire with the agent for more details. 


Lizard, Cornwall — £400,000

A charming, two-bedroom thatched cottage just outside Lizard village, in a spot called Church Cove. It’s picture-postcard perfect outside, and beautifully refurbished within — the bathroom with skylight is a highlight.

The agents describe it as being perfect as a permanent home or a bolthole — there’s not a massive amount of space here, but what there is really is delightful.

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

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Norfolk — £1.1 million

Mixing the right amount of luxury and comfort with a Shakespearean inspired garden, this property makes lockdown living a walk in the park.

The Old Rectory, near Beeston in north Norfolk, is currently on sale via Bedfords for £1.1 million — see more pictures, or enquire with the agent for more details. 


Poxwell, Dorchester — £3,750,000

Once a possession of Cerne Abbey, Poxwell Manor was built circa 1600. It has a rich history and it is thought that King George III visited the house during his many trips to Weymouth. One of the prettiest houses for sale in Dorset, it boasts nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and an additional three bed cottage in the grounds.

As well as featuring numerous period features -including spectacular decorative ceilings, mullion windows and large, original fireplaces- the magnificent grounds are also something to behold, boasting two small lakes and a gatehouse.

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


Almondsbury, Bristol — £525,000

Yes, the price tag is steep for what is essentially an empty shell of a barn. Or it would be, if all you were getting were the barn. However, the purchase price that also includes 15.49 acres of land, plus a smaller detached barn that could be turned into stables.

For sale with DJ& P Newland Rennie. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.


Cirencester, Gloucestershire — £925,000


With more than 4,000sq ft of accommodation, this delightful semi-detached house has the space and feel of a smaller country house, complete with established gardens.

For sale at £925,000 via Moore Allen & Innocent — see more pictures or enquire with the agent for further details


Crackington Haven, North Cornish Coast — £2,000,000

This extraordinary Grade II-listed house is perched high on a slope and enjoys superb views of the valley with the sea beyond.

Built in about 1905 in Rennie Mackintosh style, it has 4,820sq ft of airy, light-flooded living space. The house is set in grounds of about 10 acres and comes with a separate two-bedroom coach house.

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


Staffordshire — £6,250,000

Even the orangery is listed in this hugely impressive 19th century house, with a 14 bedrooms, a string of further properties and over 400 acres of land.

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

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Somerset — £4,550,000

A project for the brave of heart and deep of pocket, but this former school site has astonishing potential for redevelopment. The vendors are also happy to split the sale into six lots.

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

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Bridestowe, Dartmoor — £2,950,000

An elegant yet classic country house set within six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the outskirts of Dartmoor.

Millaton House is decorated to a superb standard and unites period features with fresh, bright colours for a unique twist.

The whole property oozes luxury, with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, gym and cinema room.

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

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Buckinghamshire — £4,000,000

Castle House is a Grade I-listed townhouse in the centre of the historic county town of Buckingham, located on West Street, with 10 bedrooms and an acre and a half of gardens.

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

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Northamptonshire — £1,500,000

An 18th century stone-built farmhouse that’s been entirely renovated within, with a paddock and outbuildings included.

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

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Cambridgeshire — £7,500,000

Lilford Hall Estate is the epitome of historic architecture in a parkland setting, a 32,406 sq ft Grade I-listed Jacobean manor house on the River Nene, in 317 acres of land.

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


South Pool, Kingsbridge — £2,250,000

A grand country house situated on the outskirts of South Pool, with direct water access to the Salcombe Estuary.

With exquisite examples of Georgian architecture, Scoble House has transformed over the centuries from a farm, to a gentleman’s house to its current state as a family home.

Period features are a staple feature throughout the property and include Georgian windows and shutters and an inglehook fireplace.

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

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Northamptonshire — £1,300,000

A Grade II-listed, 19th century, seven-bedroom house with gated driveway, over 5000 sq ft of space, approximately 0.36 acres of enclosed garden and within walking distance of the amenities of Towcester.

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


Thursley, Surrey — £2,200,000

Bedford Farmhouse, Surrey.

Originally dating from the 16th century, with the addition of a 17th-century bake house, five-bedroom, 5,035sq ft Bedford Farmhouse is a charming, Grade II-listed property.

Among the many atmospheric details are exposed beams, the staircase’s beautiful oak joinery and the vaulted ceiling in the lovely drawing room.

The master bedroom is also striking, with windows framing long views of the neighbouring valley.

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

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Suffolk — £1,200,000

Delightful Grade II listed farmhouse with two holiday let cottages set in beautiful grounds of about 2 acres backing onto woodland.

For sale with Fenn Wright via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details about this property.


Surrey — £1,395,000

Situated two miles from Horley and within easy reach of Redhill, four-bedroom Oak Cross House enjoys fine views over the Surrey countryside.

Designed in the early 20th century by Blunden Shadbolt in his particular brand of Tudor Revival style, it has many charming features in the 3,122sq ft interiors, including brick beehive cowl fireplaces, vaulted ceilings in several rooms (including the master suite) and a striking wooden staircase. Outside, the courtyard, with its heated swimming pool, is ideal for outdoor entertaining.

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


Kent — £2,150,000

An impressive manor house with great presence, set in secluded gardens with a separate cottage and substantial outbuilding.

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


Hertfordshire — £2,000,000

A landmark Grade II* period home sits in Much Hadham, one of Hertfordshire’s most favoured villages, offering an abundance of charm and character with grand reception areas.

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


Buckinghamshire — £3,600,000

A six bedroom country house, in part 17th century, with a detached double garage with home office above, a heated swimming pool with spa, and stables.

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


Leicestershire — £2,500,000

A highly individual four bedroom detached family home with a superb land holding of 41 acres and in an exceptional location.

For sale with Bentons via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details about this property.


Hitcham, Suffolk — £775,000


Originally dating from the 16th century, this Grade II-listed house oozes period atmosphere.

The four-bedroom, 3,489sq ft interiors are full of delightful details, including exposed timbers, Inglenook fireplaces and mullioned windows.

A Thermo-Dynamic water heater and solar panel lower the property’s impact on the environment — and the utilities bill.

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

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Tudeley, Kent — £2,000,000

This Regency Vicarage stands in 3.5 acres of manicured grounds only two miles from Tonbridge.

The 3,506sq ft interiors are a triumph of understated elegance, with plenty of fine fireplaces, tall windows and even a historic larder in the utility room. Additional accommodation is available in a separate cottage, plus there’s an unconverted coach house with plenty of potential.

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

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Barningham, Suffolk — £1,600,000

Barningham Hall stands in a little more than 10 acres in rolling countryside within walking distance to the village.

Not listed, it nonetheless has a lovely period atmosphere, with open fireplaces, exposed timbers in the oldest part of the house — this was originally a timber-framed farmhouse extended in the Georgian and Victorian eras — and long views across the wooded grounds The interiors stretch to 5,455sq ft in the main house, which has six to nine bedrooms, plus another 6,000 of garaging and outbuildings.

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

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Beeston, Norfolk — £1,100,000

A moated manor house built in 1780 that looks like the sort of thing Constable would have painted.

There are six bedrooms and a plethora of reception rooms in this lovely old spot, which is approached by a wooden bridge over the moat. It’s also ideal for home working, with a self-contained cottage and office within the 1.23 acres.

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

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Little Stonham, Suffolk — £900,000

This six-bedroom, Grade II-listed former rectory originally dates from the 15th century with later additions.

The interiors total 3,452sq ft full of beautiful features, such as exposed timbers, open fireplaces, a Rayburn in the kitchen—and original shutters in all three reception rooms. Outside are 1.25 acres of mature gardens.

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

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Devon — £5m

Buyers looking for a quiet rustic retreat close to the sea might consider Worden House, near Dartmouth, which dates from the 16th-century. Originally a cider press and orchard, it was a proper working farm until the year 2000, when it was sold as a family home.

Now on the market at a guide price of £5m through the South Hams office of Savills, the Grade II-listed former farmhouse, set in 6½ acres of gardens, paddocks and an olive grove of 160 trees shipped in from Andalusia, has been transformed by its owners into ‘a truly magical place — one of the jewels in the South Hams crown’, enthuses selling agent Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick.

For sale at £5m — see more pictures or request further details.


Surrey — £4,250,000

West End House near Farnham was originally built around the 1500s and has been extended over the years. It combines classically-proportioned rooms with period charm.

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

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Bedfordshire — £1,875,000

A Grade II-listed former school with detached annexe and four car garage remodelled to exacting standards, surrounded by open countryside and 5 minutes’ walk from the village.

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

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West Sussex — £1,750,000

This six-bedroom, Grade II-listed farmhouse sits in 18.37 acres on the edge of the idyllic village of Wisborough Green.

Originally dating from the 17th century, it is now in need of modernisation.

The interiors are full of charming details, from beamed ceilings to an Inglenook fireplace, and additional accommodation is available in an annexe.

For sale with Churchill Country & Equestrian. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Suffolk — £1,750,000

Exceptional water mill set on the River Stour, in the heart of ‘Constable Country’.

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

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West Sussex — £6,750,000

This is not just a glorious, five-bedroom country house with 60 acres, a separate 2-bed cottage and fishing lake. Although it is all those things as well.

No, this property has something else to offer: a fully-functioning winery, as well as five dozen acres of vines growing on the slopes. It’s a lifestyle business par excellence.

It really is a bucolic dream: the lakes are full of fish, the remaining land stretches to 80 acres (including 22 acres of woodland) and it’s in an easily accessible spot convenient for London, Gatwick airport and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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

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West Sussex — £4,500,000

Originally built in the 1970’s, Prinsted House was formerly a country club and subsequently converted by the present owners into an exceptional harbourside family home.

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

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