Catch up on the best houses that have come up for sale via Country Life in the last few weeks.
Stunning four bed thatched home with 1,000 sq. ft. barn, ⅔ of an acre. Near Cambridge, Newmarket, Ely and Wicken Fen National Trust.
A beautifully presented and spacious period five bedroom house with a wealth of historic features, large garden and barns.
Beautiful 16th Century country cottage with five bedrooms, garage and driveway parking, as well as a fabulous ¾ acre garden.
Beautifully located, exceptional four bed property – principally single storey, with three reception rooms and outbuilding. 16 acres.
A handsome and historic Grade II listed country farmhouse with 4.35 mature acres. Situated in a peaceful rural position.
A fascinating medieval hall house with splendid Victorian addition and separate annexe, in a rural location with about 4 acres.
Situated in an exclusive modern development is this impressive contemporary detached residence offering plenty of space.
A magnificent family home and a detached second property ideal for use by extended family or possibility to rent out separately.
This superb Georgian English country house has a flat, tennis court, heated swimming pool and magnificent gardens and grounds.
A 16th Century Grade II listed country house, wonderfully positioned at the heart of its own 12 acres of gardens and grounds.
Imposing Grade II listed manor house with five bedrooms. Stunning Yorkshire Dales location. Viewing by appointment.
Located near Exmoor National Park; a five bedroom country home within 42 acres of land (further land available if required).
An attractive period residence offering six bedroom living accommodation, self-contained annexe, garage and large gardens.
Substantially extended and deceptively spacious six bedroom detached house enjoying extensive views.
Sitting in a beautiful garden amidst rambling roses, this is the archetypal, picture-perfect, chocolate-box cottage.
Just outside the boundary of the Peak District National Park near Marsden is this four-bedroom home with stables and a riding arena. As well as the riding facilities there are also fine gardens, much of which have been used by the owners to grow their own food.
There is a lot of space on offer as well, with a kitchen and huge utility room plus separate dining and sitting rooms and a snug.
Situated just off the main A40 heading out of Cheltenham is this graceful and beautiful house that offers a touch of the country yet is still pleasingly close to this handsome town.
The oldest parts of the house date back to the 16th century, but it’s been extended and improved over the years to make a large, comfortable six-bedroom house.
The house comes with 3.5 acres which includes stables and a small paddock, but a further 4 acres of paddock is also for sale by separate negotiation.
The 10 acres of grazing land and the manege are just the start at this property near the magnificently-named villages of Rumbling Bridge and Yetts o Muckhart. There is open countryside on hand for those wanting to go hacking — quite a draw for a place with easy access to Edinburgh.
The house itself is relatively modern, but the red Aga in the kitchen adds a touch of country style.
Truly lovely stables are on offer at this country house near Sittingbourne. The house has a number of character features and is well-presented, though could do with a bit of updating here and there.
A large conservatory at the back of the house opens on to the garden at one side, while french doors from the separate garden room lead out onto a patio and lawns beyond, which lead down to a tennis court as well as the equestrian facilities.
On the edge of the North Yorks Moors near Stokesley, this six bedroom home can be bought with or without the land and stables. The house itself is a simple, large and comfortable place with a garden room that makes the most of the countryside views.
There is also a separate building, The Granary, and a cottage which could be extra accommodation or holiday lets.
West Woodyates is a simply magnificent house surrounded by wonderful gardens.
This 18th century house was built by Thomas Pitt, the shady, diamond-smuggling adventurer-turned-good who founded the Pitt political dynasty.
The house and gardens are truly exquisite and beautifully-kept, but they are just the start in a 970-acre estate within the within the historic and picturesque Cranborne Chase AONB.
A massive effort has been under way at Sheriff Hutton to save this country house — now, it’s pristine and ready for someone to move in.
‘The schedule of repairs that has been carried out to date is mind-boggling,’ wrote Penny Churchill in Country Life last month, ‘but will surely be of great comfort to any proud future owner of this historic country estate.’
And if you fancy a project? Well, while the almost-18,000sq-ft main house is all finished, some of the other properties on the 203-acre estate are still in need of refurbishment.
For those with fantasies of living out their very own Jane Austen novel, Newport House seems to fir the bill perfectly: a remote and beautiful home set within lovely, rolling countryside.
There are 10 bedrooms, nine bathrooms and five grand reception rooms, including a ballroom with a breathtaking inlaid floor upon which it’s not hard to imagine Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet taking a turn.
It’s all within a 427-acre estate in a pretty part of the country, near to charming towns such as Hay-on-Wye and Ludlow.
Some estates in the eight-figure bracket are there because of the land they come with — that’s not the case for Sydenhurst, which sits in 30 acres of countryside near this popular village between Haslemere and Godalming.
It’s not hard to see where the valuation does come from with this truly staggering, newly-built country house that is ‘meticulously crafted and engineered to combine the very best of British craftsmanship’, according to the agents.
There are 8 to 10 bedrooms, depending on how you configure things, but it’s the reception areas and leisure facilities that will most capture the imagination of a house clearly built to impress.
If you’ve ever fancied a Tuscan hillside estate without the bother of having to travel to Italy, the Ancre Hill Estate seems the perfect property.
At the heart is a lovely 19th century country house with outdoor pool surrounded by suitably exotic foliage, while there are gardens and a tennis court within the grounds.
The biggest draw, however — and the reason for the price tag — is the 137 acres of land, which include a superb vineyard renowned for producing high quality wine. Ancre Hill has won awards across the world, and is unncorked at swish places including Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
A stunning detached five/six bed residence, circa 3,500 sq. ft. with fantastic leisure facilities in wonderful 1 acre grounds.
A well-presented family equestrian property with 7.3 acres and stables. Conveniently located west of the popular town of Horsham.
Equestrian property comprising farmhouse, outbuildings and land in an extraordinary setting overlooking Ryedale countryside.
A beautifully presented seven bedroom property, located in a desirable cul-de-sac, just 1 mile from Sunningdale village.
With easy access to Woodbridge this delightful family home is set in the picturesque countryside, offering a great sized garden.
A stunning family home benefitting from a large open-plan kitchen/family room, gated driveway and beautiful manicured gardens.
A spectacular opportunity to acquire an immaculately presented four bed home set in a superb location with breath-taking views.
A spacious contemporary villa in a sought-after yachting destination.
Attractive and spacious former farmhouse situated in a super, rural location with 6 acres of pastureland.
Fantastic family home in a highly regarded and popular location.
Set on the Thames Path away from any main roads with lovely views, this conversion is quite a find.
Stunning six bedroom detached Grade II listed home which comes with a detached former coach house.
A wonderfully situated moorland cottage with outbuildings, paddock and annexe conversion, all set in 1.2 acres.
A stunning five bedroom detached home with stylish accommodation, in delightful gardens and grounds of about 0.75 of an acre.
Contemporary four bed home with four bathrooms, garage, store, terraced gardens and fabulous views over Diss Mere. EPC C.
An outstanding six bedroom house offering multi-generational living and outstanding views on the banks of the River Meese.
Four bedroom barn conversion in an idyllic location with indoor swimming pool, equestrian facilities and 22 acres of grounds.
A Grade II listed detached four bedroom home built in the 1860s, located within walking distance of Marlborough town centre.
An 18th century, four bedroom home of real character and beauty, with a seculded garden and timber gazebo.
56 acres, including 1km of loch frontage, a boat house and riparian rights, as well as a 5,840 sq ft house — and permission in principle to build a home of 10,000sq ft. Quite breathtaking.
A sprawling, eight-bedroom barn conversion plus a series of outbuildings, including a two-bedroom cottage, all dating back to 1303 — and with permission in place to redevelop some of the old buildings.
Truly spectacular value in this eight-bedroom country house, decked out like a film producer’s fantasy with suits of armour in the hallways and tapestries draping the walls.
A 17th century hosue bursting with original features, from the vaulted cellars in the basement to the turrets on the roof — and the gardens are breathtaking as well.
In a village just outside the boundary of the Peak District National Park yet just six miles from Sheffield is this quite gorgeous Victorian four-bedroom house, with two separate properties within the grounds: a three-bedroom cottage and two-storey studio.
The finish inside is quite something, with light and beautiful rooms laid out and refurbished to a wonderful standard — it’s evidently a home that’s been well loved.
The large living room is probably the highlight, with huge windows looking out over the gardens. The gardens themselves are a real boon too, just over an acre — though another nine acres of meadow are also available by separate negotiation.
Sydenham House sits in a village roughly half-way between York and Leeds, a five-bedroom home that’s full of character and boasting beautiful gardens.
The house is laid out over three floors, and has separate sitting, drawing and dining rooms on the ground floor, and all five bedrooms on the first floor.
Most eye-catching, perhaps, is the sprawling lower ground floor that includes a billiard room with space for a full-size table, plus games room, play room, workshop and wine cellar.
In an elevated position in the Northumbrian hills near Ingoe, Grade II-listed South Hall is a charming Georgian home perfect for those looking to live with both history and modern comfort, as well as rural charm.
The six-bedroom home is an ideal mix of old and new, with the rusticated quoins of the façade working in concert with the modern glass-walled extension, which contains an open-plan kitchen, dining and family room.
The rest of the home has been modernised, but retains period features, such as original panelling, dado rail and decorative dentil cornicing in the drawing room. Outside, six acres of land include a formal garden, a sun terrace, an Arctic-cabin barbecue house and three paddocks.
What was once named Woodville is now Turnstone House, a lovingly modernised, five-bedroom family home near the south Cotswold town of Stroud. The property was constructed in the 17th century, before being extended in the 19th century, and has seen a variety of owners, including a renowned Bletchley Park codebreaker and the incumbent, textile designer Nancy Parker.
Although the exterior is a picture postcard of Cotswold stone, the interior boasts modern bespoke kitchens and bathrooms. Period features, such as exposed beams, stone walls, stone mullion windows and flagstone floors have been preserved.
The curiously named Cathanger Manor, some seven miles from Taunton in Fivehead, has a Grade II* listing and has been carefully preserved during its lifetime, up to a recent refurbishment that includes a bespoke kitchen created by Jake Chalon with an antique limestone floor from Artorius Faber.
The property, which sits in some eight acres, offers space in abundance, with eight bedrooms, three reception rooms, the magnificent double-height Justice Hall and a guest annexe, all of which are finished and presented to a modern standard that blends in seamlessly with the more historical exterior.
Outside, gardens and grounds include a heated Roman-style pool, an all-weather tennis court, an arboretum, lawned areas, orchard and kitchen garden.
Set in the village of Puttenham is the Old Forge, a new conversion and contemporary modernisation that has taken a former smithy and transformed it into a four-bedroom family home.
Inside, a semi-open-plan kitchen and breakfast room occupies the ground floor and leads to the sitting room (the original forge).
One bedroom is on a mezzanine floor, the others, including the master suite, are on the first floor. Outside, a small garden packs a punch, with well-planted specimen shrubs, trees and borders surrounding an area of lawn, with a wildlife pond to the rear.
A charming and characterful four bedroom cottage on the outskirts of the village. With two reception rooms and rural views.
A beautifully proportioned country house, located in a stunning position with outstanding views towards the Galloway Hills.
Chain free; a five bedroom Grade II listed Tudor home near Mayfield, with grounds extending to approx. 4.7 acre.
A unique three bedroom cottage situated on the edge of the village, with a garden and woodland. In all 0.45 acres.
An exceptional Grade II listed family home with a wealth of character and charm. Located in a beautiful Hertfordshire village.
A delightful farmhouse with a one bedroom cottage and a barn with planning to convert. Set in a rural position in 6 acres.
Beautifully converted church which has been tastefully redesigned to provide comfortable accommodation on two floors.
Exceptional character manor house with adjoining two bedroom cottage. All set in grounds extending to 1.92 acres.
A stunning Grade II* listed period country house with fantastic views over open countryside, set in approx. 31.2 acres.
Wonderful family home with outbuildings and land, enjoying far-reaching views. Close to the sought-after village of Abbots Bromley.
Enlarged and modernised five bed family home with outbuildings in 1.5 acres of beautiful private grounds, with extensive garaging.
A handsome Grade II listed family home and annexe, within a rural setting. Approx. 6.4 acres, including paddock and tennis court.
Set in the heart of a picturesque village, Castlemayne Cottage is a beautiful three bedroom Grade II listed cottage full of charm.
A pretty village house with five bedrooms, an external music room/office and a garage. Set in just under an acre of garden.
A two bedroom cottage backing onto the River Misbourne, with 11 acres of land and great potential for development (STPP).
A rural development of five self contained properties set in a two acre site on the edge of the Lake District National Park.
A Grade II listed thatched cottage nestled in a semi-rural location in Burton, with superb views overlooking the countryside.
A stunning five bed house built by Millwood Designer Homes, set in approx. 0.8 acre. Around ½ mile to Etchingham train station.
An architecturally stunning five bedroom country home with glorious south and west facing grounds.
A fabulous barn conversion set in a peaceful and rural setting with approximately 6 acres of land and stunning countryside views.
An impressive Edwardian country house with two cottages and about 9 acres, set in a secluded yet easily accessible location.
Moor Lodge is a substantial Georgian house with superb period features, extensive gardens, outbuildings and pool, in over an acre.
Outstanding country residence with a home office, gardens, paddocks, a range of farm buildings and stables. Set in 35 acres.
A Georgian country house built in the classical style, requiring modernisation. In the heart of the village with a walled garden.
A unique five bedroom, Art Deco style house with extensive gardens. Located on the outskirts of the market town of Hexham.
A unique five bedroom family home designed by the owners to create a free flowing living area and built to a very high standard.
Warrs Farm is a striking period farmhouse with a substantial barn, large gardens, tennis court and paddock.
An exquisitely presented home combining elegance and comfort, within 6.5 acres. Ideal property for entertaining with a leisure room.
A wonderful five bedroom family home offering spacious modern living, with beautiful landscaped gardens to the front and rear.
Weavers Cottage is a charming grade II listed home, situated in a peaceful location in the highly desirable village of Aldbourne.
Church Farm – a residential smallholding with just over 2.5 acres of pasture land and a small range of agricultural buildings.
Built in 1874 and recently renovated to 21st-century standards of layout and comfort, the striking Victorian Springfield House stands in 2.8 acres of manicured gardens and woodland with views over open countryside.
The accommodation — an impressive mix of classic and contemporary design — includes five reception rooms, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
The agents describe the house as ‘a home that is expansive yet warm and inviting’ and that is something well worth mentioning: it’s clearly a home designed and fitted out with entertaining guests in mind. The cinema and games room has a bar with a real ale hand-pump for pulling pints of proper draught beer, and the beautiful wine cellar suggests a real love of the good stuff.
Strutt & Parker are handling the £2.5m sale of Grade II-listed Bloomfield House in Bloomfield Road, on the southern slopes of the city, a mile from its historic centre.
The 5,752sq ft house, which enjoys excellent views of the city, offers comfortable accommodation on four floors, including reception halls, three main reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor.
Clifton Hall is a magnificent, Grade I-listed country house: glorious architecture, huge ceilings, grand rooms and a sweeping staircase that will wow guests.
Fields Manor, near Newport, began its life as the home of William Evans, then mayor of Newport, in about 1850. Its Victorian heritage is there for all to see, with its imposing tower (now an office/studio) and elegant wrought-iron conservatory, but under the neo-Gothic exterior is a modern and spacious six-bedroom family home that was painstakingly restored from ruin by award-winning developer Paul Priestley.
Add in a spacious and refined kitchen/breakfast room, cinema room, wine cellar and gardens and grounds, and Fields Manor leaves little to be desired.
This house is called Desolate — though you’ll be hard pressed to find a home with a more inappropriate name, from what we’ve seen. This fine four-bedroom home in Countisbury has beautiful views over the Bristol Channel and the Exmoor coastline.
The four-bedroom property, which is about 500 years old, is actually named after nearby Desolation Point and sits in some 1.2 acres.
Wood Hall is a storied estate in Norfolk with substantial acreage that offers a wealth of opportunity for buyers.
Wood Hall is for sale via Savills — see more details and pictures.
Victorian detached country house in around 2.5 acres of beautiful garden grounds, including paddock and tennis court.
Grade II listed four bedroom residence with outbuildings, gardens and an orchard. Positioned on a 1 acre plot. EPC Exempt.
An attractive mixed farm with Grade II listed farmhouse and alternative income streams extending to 148 acres as a whole.
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