You don't have to be a millionaire to live in a grand country house, as these beautiful homes across Britain demonstrate.
Situated near to Bodmin Moor is Carne Manor, a four bed property dating from the 14th century.
A detached three -bed cottage in the garden is also part of the deal, providing either extra accommodation or an option for an additional income stream.
Both the house and cottage are set within a stone walled garden, creating plenty of shelter and its own micro-climate.
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What was once Shapwick School is now being sold off, with the property and surrounding land being split into lots — and this is the pick of them.
Shapwick Manor itself is a Grade II* Listed manor house in a pretty North Somerset village, with over 11,000sq ft of space — and 25 rooms. The final layout would depend on the new owners, but the agents suggest at least 13 bedrooms will be possible.
Evidently there is a lot of work to be done here converting the building back into a house, but the rewards for whoever takes it on will be huge.
This is the epitome of countryside living: a four-bedroom home full of character, located just behind the village pub and overlooking open fields.
Dating from the 15th century, the interiors offer an impressive inglenook fireplace and exposed ceiling beams running throughout.
The property also includes an electric vehicle charging point, insulated home studio, workshop, storage sheds and a mature garden set in 0.3 acres.
The spectacular and unique Tower Hall was built in 1890 as an adult learning centre, and was later turned into a hospital before becoming a private house in 1996.
The interiors are undeniably striking a break from the norm, whilst preserving masses of period features — notably the high ceilings and solid wood parquet flooring.
There are nine bedrooms and a clock tower, and many of the rooms have views over Bristol channel and the Brecon Hills.
Located just 2.5 miles from Durham city centre, yet sitting completely surrounded by nature, is this six-bedroom barn conversion that’s traditional at first glance, yet strikingly modern within.
The property is composed of an entire courtyard of stone barns, spanning 4,500 sq ft worth of accommodation, all of which is linked via a single-storey oak and glass corridor.
Outside, a 15 ft mature hedge offers ample of privacy whilst the paddock is perfect for those with horses — or perhaps, subject to permission being obtained, space for further development.
This scenic, double-fronted Victorian country house was built circa 1850 by Thomas Hewitson.
What was once originally two farmhouses has now been transformed into a beautiful eight-bedroom property, which sits within 2.8 acres of landscaped gardens.
The stunning home lies in an enviable plot within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and has views over Howgill Fells.
Dalriach House dates back to 1783 and has since been extended and refurbished to create the charming home that it is today.
This Edwardian Highland lodge houses six bedrooms, with several of the downstairs reception rooms featuring large bay windows and decorative marbled fireplaces.
Outside, a secluded path meanders down to the River Tummel.
A two-bed flat in SW1, complete with a balcony and views across London for £1 million almost seems a little too good to be true…
And with 13 years left on the leasehold, our gut instinct was right.
Nevertheless, this immaculate and well-presented flat is in one of the capitals most prestigious and sought after areas, and within a stone’s throw from Sloane Square underground station and the Kings Road.
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