Country houses for sale

Ten splendidly isolated houses for sale across Britain, from under £400,000 to £3 million

If you fancy getting away from it all — REALLY getting away from it all – our selection of houses in the middle of nowhere has gorgeous spots across the country.

Aberdaron, Pwllheli, Wales — £665,000

On the westerly point of the Llyn Peninsular in Wales, just a few miles from Aberdaron, you can find this four-bed, detached property.

Whilst the interiors are nothing to write home about (but certainly nothing to scoff at) — they’re fresh, bright and modern, after all — it’s really the surrounding views, and especially the sunsets that make this property so special.

Uninterrupted vistas reach out to the coast and the surrounding rolling hills, making this a worthy contender on our list.

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

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Brithdir, Dolgellau, Wales — £385,000

We’re not sure we’d like to walk back to this one-bed barn conversion on our own on a dark night, but there’s certainly no denying that this property offers a sense of real escapism.

Located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Lloft y Crog can only be purchased as holiday use, not full-time residency, and could therefore be used as a holiday rental or for personal use as and when required.

The property is surrounded by 1.6 acres of mature woodland, and new owners would also become custodians of a Grade II listed Roman Bridge, which sits within the land boundary.

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

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Newton Abbot, Devon — £3,000,000

This truly breathtaking nine-bed property sits in the middle of the Dartmoor National Park.

The orginal part of the house was once a Devon longhouse, originating from the 16th century, but it has been substantially renovated in recent years into the immaculately presented property that it is today.

With just under three acres, numerous outbuildings plus a fantastic indoor swimming pool, Sweeton Manor is sure to delight.

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

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Ruthin, Wales — £625,000

This charming Grade II listed farmhouse is tucked away in about three acres of land and located four miles from Ruthin.

As you can see, the five-bed home is in need of a fair bit of attention, but the foundations are there, with flagstone floors, exposed timbers and a large Aga in the kitchen.

There are a number of stone outbuildings surrounding the property, which further adds to the overall potential of the place.

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

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Wyre, Orkney, Scoland — £495,000

On Wyre in the Orkney Islands is this energy-efficient farmhouse, which comes complete with 80 acres of spectacular landscape and 900 metres of sea frontage with an access slip.

The agents call the sale of this property ‘an exciting and truly lifestyle changing opportunity,’ and it’s easy to see why.

The property itself is bright, with large windows to drink in the stunning panoramic views of the water and surrounding islands.

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

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Tainn, Ross-Shire, Scotland — £475,000

Tucked up amongst 200 acres of land comprised of arable pasture and woodland, is this three-bed, one-storey house within Easter Ross.

The property, although not in a terrible state, does need to undergo some repairs to make it liveable and is part of a croft tenancy.

Inverness is located 31 miles away, whilst Tain, with its day-to-day amenities, can be found eight miles away.

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

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Wigton, Cumbria — £1,100,000

In the north of the Lake District National Park is this beautiful 17th century longhouse which has been renovated to an exceptional standard.

The charming farmhouse-style kitchen, with its flagstone flooring, cobalt blue Rayburn and exposed timbers gives way to a bright dining room with views across the surrounding fells.

Each room is well-presented, whist outside are 12 acres of land, four paddocks and a number of outbuildings and barns.

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

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Castle, Rising, Norfolk — £675,000

Launching onto the market for the first time in 40 years is Keeper’s Cottage — a three-bed brick and carrstone property, and Stable Cottage — a one-bed, self-contained annexe, situated near Castle Rising, in an AONB and conservation area.

Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and a very luxurious bathroom meet in the interiors, with both properties boasting a huge amount of character and charm.

Externally, the grounds are equally as impressive. Both properties are approached via a private lane and are surrounded by rich mature woodland and sweeping gardens.

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

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Newton Abbot, Devon — £995,000

Back in Newton Abbot is Brock Park: a striking five-bed property which, thanks to its elevated position, has dramatic panoramic views across Dartmoor and Kes Tor.

It comes with just over 6 ½ acres of woodland and mixed gardens, plus plenty of outbuildings, including two garages, a barn and shed.

A separate two-bed annexe completes this idyllic setup, making it perfect as guest accommodation.

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

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Launceston, Cornwall — £650,000

With panoramic views stretching to Bodmin Moor and the North Cornish coastline, this stunning property assumes a tranquil elevated position, near Launceston.

The house is thought to be from the 1700’s, but as you can see, has had plenty of work over the years to transform it into the immaculately-presented property that it is today.

There are five bedrooms in total, and the interiors balance period features with fresh, modern touches. Outside are long sweeping lawns and a large detached car port.

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

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Bassenthwaite, Keswick — £1,500,000

Buyers in search of adventure will be hard-pressed to find another property just as off the beaten track as Skiddaw House, in the heart of Cumbria near Keswick.

Over the years the property — which undeniably needs some attention, as well as a healthy lick of paint — has been used as a shepherd’s dwelling, shooting cabin and gamekeeper’s lodge, and is currently run as a youth hostel.

The house is only accessible via 4×4…or hours of hiking.

For sale with Mitchell’s Land Agency. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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