These five country houses are all perfectly suited to family life, with plenty of space, period charm and great locations

Five perfect family houses for sale

Arabella Youens has scoured the west country to find five perfect family houses for sale in Wiltshire, Shropshire, Hampshire and Somerset this spring
Wiltshire £2.25mwiltshire perfect family houses for sale
The Old Rectory
Humberts (01672 552070)
This very pretty old rectory dates back to 1855 and is Grade II listed. Period features run throughout the house; one notable talking point is the stained glass window on the main staircase. There are five large bedrooms, good reception rooms and cellars with potential for conversion, as well as almost s ix acres of gardens and grounds including a paddock. Swindon is very close.

Wiltshire, £1.75 million lane house family houses for sale
Lane House, Lockeridge
Birkmyre Property Consultants (01672 516619)
Set on the edge of the village, within three miles of Marlborough and enjoying rural views, Lane House is a spacious, unlisted, five-bedroom house. It has a large kitchen/ breakfast room and a useful one-bedroom flat above the garage.

Somerset, £1.5 millionfamily houses for sale old rectory
The Old Rectory, Limington
Knight Frank (01935 808642)
Briefly the home of Cardinal Wolsey when he was the local parish priest, the house dates from the late 15th century with early-19th-century additions. The gardens total 1.4 acres and include a part-walled area

Hampshire, £1.25 millionbrook farm house family houses for sale
Brook Farm House, Kings Somborne
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01962 844299)
Formerly part of the Compton Manor estate, this six-bedroom, Grade II listed house has two formal reception rooms as well as a music room and playroom. There is a garden of three-quarters of an acre

Shropshire £1.25mryton farm house family houses for sale
Ryton Farmhouse, Ryton
Strutt & Parker (01743 284 200)
This great period house is an attractive classic Georgian property which comes with extensive garaging and versatile outbuildings. With five bedrooms and handsome reception rooms for entertaining. Outside the acre-and-a-half of gardens are extensive and include a tennis court. The small village of Ryton is well-positioned for commuting to Shrewsbury and Telford.

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