Farmhouses are strong favourites in the housing market, showing their popularity over the last quarter with a 0.3% rise in value.
According to Knight Franks latest country report, the farmhouse has weathered the slowdown. The agent says a farmhouse now costs on average £1.34 million.
A farmhouse typifies what many or our country buyers are looking for something surrounded by land and away from road noise with an element of seclusion, so there is continued demand for this type of property, says house finder Philip Selway from The Buying Solution.
Farmhouses often come with outbuildings, which is also a benefit, he adds. The most common request is for a farmhouse with outbuildings and 10 or so acres of land.
Here are some splendid farmhouses currently for sale.
Dunsden Farmhouse, Dunsden Green, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire £1.85 million
Tucked away with views over farmland, this five-bedroom Grade-II listed period farmhouse with barn complex, cottage and 1.7 acres has exposed old beams and timber wood block and polished quarry tile floors.Knight Frank 01491 844900
Greens Place, Isfield, Uckfield, East Sussex £1.85 million
A six-bedroom period home dating back to 1744 in a desirable village with a studio room above the garage, two summer houses, large woodland, paddocks and fields set in 28 acres. There also is permission for a pool. Hamptons International 01273 737777
Elphicks Farmhouse, Hunton, near Maidstone, Kent £1.45 million
Six-bedroom three-bathroom traditional Kent farmhouse of timber frame construction with study, storage barn, orchard and four acres. The nearest station is Paddock Wood with a run to London Cannon Street in 53 minutes. Cluttons 01622 756000
South Sway Farmhouse, Lymington, Hampshire £1.975 million
On the edge of the New Forest, a seven-bedroom, three-bathroom farmhouse with heated pool, chalet and sauna and workshops in 1.2 acres. There is potential for an annex. Wooley & Wallis 01590 689878
Pennard Hill Farm, East Pennard, Somerset £2.5 million
A five-bedroom house set in 72 acres with guest accommodation in the hay barn. Traditional barns, farm buildings, stables, cow stalls, pens and indoor pool complex also included in the price. A second lot for £500,000 offer another building split into a four-bedroom home and one-bedroom property. Jackson-Stops & Staff 01749 685220