You don't have to be a millionaire to live in a grand country house — but it certainly helps, as these beautiful homes across the country demonstrate.
Dating from the 16th century is this Grade II listed farmhouse — conveniently located within commuting distance of Exeter and Taunton — which offers 3,400sq ft of glorious historical features within its interiors.
There are five bedrooms within the main house and a further two-beds in a charming detached cottage within the grounds. A range of substantial two-storey barns near to the house offers excellent redevelopment opportunities.
The grounds and gardens surrounding the farmhouse amount to 2.2 acres and are composed of paddock, lawns, herbaceous borders and a substantial courtyard.
Set within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is this striking Arts and Crafts villa which shares part of its 9.5 acres of gardens with the 15th century ruin of Kilmaronock Castle.
The Baronial country home dates from the mid 19th century with further substantial alterations added during the early 20th century. Today, it stands as a five-bed house with luxurious touches including a hand-made carpet in the dining room and wall décor by Ralph Lauren.
There are 9.5 acres of irresistible gardens and grounds, including lawns leading to a ‘secret-garden’ and paddocks.
Located in one of Bath’s most prestigious locations is this ground floor, one-bed flat on The Royal Crescent.
The property has been meticulously maintained, with sumptuous period features including tall ceilings, ornate cornices, sash windows and original ceiling roses.
Arguably the most striking part of the property is the large drawing room which enjoys views over the crescent and Victoria Park.
Grade II listed Gallandes dates from 1742 and has been lovingly updated to present the wonderful three-bedroom cottage in front of you today.
Located on Shere Street in the centre of the village of Shere, the property features a well-appointed and bright kitchen/breakfast room, with large French double doors that lead out to the private rear garden.
Oak floors run throughout the entire downstairs living space, including in the separate sitting room — with dual aspect windows and a wood burning stove — and the dining room.
Accessible via 4×4, this wonderful barn conversion in Rossendale, Lancashire offers a huge amount of versatile accommodation with six bedrooms in the main house and substantial outbuildings, including a workshop, barn, equestrian facilities and storage.
Sweeping panoramic views are enjoyed from the property thanks to its elevated setting atop of the valley.
The eight acres of grounds included within the sale offer plenty of opportunity for equestrian and other sporting pursuits, whilst a further five acres of paddock are available via separate negotiation.
The Cragg is a gorgeous property with substantial Victorian extensions, although it is believed to predate this time. Period features run throughout, most notable of which are the distinctive deep sash windows and characteristic ceiling timbers in many of the reception rooms.
Located just north of Windemere, the property is situated amongst glorious established gardens with fantastic access to the wider Lake District area.
A snug, sitting room and kitchen make up the ground floor, whilst the three bedrooms are located upstairs on the first floor.
Thatched, charming and in need of a loving touch is Polkinghorne Farmhouse, located on the outskirts of Gulval, not far from Penzance.
Some work needs to be carried out in order to update and upgrade the existing property, but the foundations are there, including a detached pavilion in the garden which would make fantastic ancillary accommodation with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
The idyllic setting is composed of 10 acres of truly beautiful gardens, grounds and woodland.
Handsome Grayshott Court is located on the outskirts of the award-winning Grayshott village in East Hampshire.
The beautifully presented property is set over four floors with a well-sized basement on the lower ground floor; kitchen/breakfast room and a large living room which opens up to the garden on the ground floor, three bedrooms on the first floor and a ‘loft room’ and study on the second floor.
The pretty south-facing gardens are the perfect place to entertain, whilst the gravel courtyard to the front of the property offers plenty of space for cars.
Grade II listed Byrants Cottage was once two separate dwellings and a tavern originating from the 17th century with later additions added in the 18th and 20th centuries.
A fire in the early 2000’s meant much of the ‘Chocolate Box’ property was destroyed and rebuilt, yet some original beams were saved.
With three bedrooms, half an acre of gardens, a summer house and plenty of charm, Byrants Cottage is a wonderful family abode.
Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park is this exquisitely restored Grade II listed four-bed cottage.
The interiors are utterly charming. Thick wooden beams meet with exposed brick walls and a large inglenook fireplace; whilst in the kitchen, bespoke hand-made reclaimed timber cupboards add to the overall charm.
Outside are beautiful established gardens with a stream, mature borders and trees.