You don't have to be a millionaire to live in a grand country house, as these beautiful homes across Britain demonstrate.
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.
A three-bedroom house of rare grace and elegance, as well as fine views from the first floor balcony. Three bedrooms, 1.36 acres and stables are part of the deal.
A pretty two-bedroom flat on the picturesque Middleton Square, a green spot in the heart of EC1, and a stone’s throw from the Angel, Islington.
The 3,700sq ft West Wing of Ingmanthorpe Hall, with four bedrooms, huge open plan living area with mezzanine and truly grand communal areas.
A spacious three-bedroom penthouse with views across both Poole Harbour and out to sea. Not the prettiest building, and some updating needed, but the location is perfect for beach lovers.
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.
Village Farm, in the heart of this conservation village has fine craftsmanship without — not least the magnificent leaded windows and colossal ceiling beams.
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Where in the Cotswolds should you move to? The answer will depend on what is more important to you and