Embrace the rural idyll with one of these gorgeous properties.

Leicestershire, £1.15 million
The Old Rectory, Saxby
6 bedrooms, 2-bedroom cottage, outbuildings, 3.7 acres
Distinctive due to its Dutch-gabled Ashlar-limestone frontage, this house is thought to have been designed by the architect to the 4th Earl of Harborough. It was built in 1789, with Victorian additions, and has spacious, south-facing reception rooms. The cottage is currently let on an Assured Shorthold basis.
Savills (01780 484 696)

country gems for saleCambridgeshire, £1.125 million
Dearsley Farm, Sturmer
4 bedrooms, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, workshop, 17 acres
The Victorian farmhouse stands in attractive gardens of 1.75 acres, which include a kitchen garden, a pond and a variety of mature trees. It comes with productive arable land of 15 acres and a small meadow—ideal for someone looking for their own smallholding.
Cheffins (01223 213 777)

country gems for saleGloucestershire, £895,000
Newbold Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots
The main four-bedroom house has a self-contained annexe, accessible from the hallway, which includes a kitchen/living room and a double bedroom with a bathroom. This could be incorporated back into the main house, subject to planning.
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01285 653334)

country gems for saleDevon, £1.395 million
Lower Washbourne Barton, Totnes
With a pretty, south-facing walled garden and surrounded by the Devon hills, this former farmhouse enjoys a charming rural location. It has six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a one-bedroom annexe.
Marchand Petit (01803 847 979)

country gems for saleGloucestershire, £1.1 million
New Crosshands Farm, Old Sodbury
Set on 36 acres on the edge of the Badminton Estate, this Grade II-listed four-bedroom barn conversion also features a two-bedroom apartment and numerous outbuildings.
Humberts (01249 444 557)

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