Country houses for sale

Best country houses for sale this week

A spectacular Bedfordshire mansion, a charming Somerset manor house and a delightful Cotswolds home make it in to our latest round-up.

Somerset — £2,350,000

In a village between Bristol and Bath is this picture-perfect old farmhouse, with dining room, drawing room and snooker room as well as five bedrooms over three floors.

As well as the main house the sale also includes four property lets which bring in — according to the agents — around £100,000 a year.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.

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Surrey — £5,000,000

This stunning Grade II-listed, Arts-and-Crafts family home (also pictured at the top of the page) is within a short walk of Guildford town centre, yet enjoys secluded south-facing gardens with far reaching views.

The house’s very name gives away its most impressive feature: Garden Court’s gardens were thoughtfully designed by Gertrude Jekyll herself.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £2,950,000

A truly idyllic Georgian house with wonderful rooms, walled gardens and more — a real joy of a house.

The house has a lovely rural location, yet is easily commutable with the M1 and mainline rail from Luton both within easy reach.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Surrey — £3,450,000

A beautiful and substantial country house in Pyle Hill, arguably one of the best locations between Guildford and Woking, with fine gardens backing onto Sutton Green Golf Course.

The main house — including the garage and pool complex — runs to 8,648 sq ft, but remains comfortable and inviting despite its size. The impeccably designed garden has been a labour of love for the sellers, with its manicured lawns, well-stocked beds and mature trees.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Cumbria — £2,250,000

On the edge of the Lake District yet also close to the coast, this is a hugely impressive home history, character and 11 acres.

There are 17 bedrooms, so if you’re keen then put in an offer now before they snap it up for the next series of The Traitors.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Berkshire — £3,000,000

Just outside Ascot, this lovely house has idyllic and very private gardens.

Inside there is a fresh, bright feel to the place which makes it feel ideal as a family home in this hugely popular area.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Gloucestershire — £3,500,000

Situated on the edge of a popular Cotswold village, Longmoor House offers exceptional living space, annexe and studio cottage surrounded by in all about 9.17 acres of rolling countryside.

Longmoor House is located in a private position at the end of a long drive of the outskirts of Ebrington surrounded by beautiful countryside.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kent — £5,500,000

‘Sprawling’ is the first word that comes to mind of this eight-bedroom house on the edge of a popular Kent village near Sissinghurst: there is over 12,000 sq ft here.

The house includes a huge swimming pool complex, a number of outbuildings and 10 acres of land — and the property is unlisted, providing scope for your imagination to run (relatively) free when it comes to adding more.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kent — £2,500,000

Elfords is a Grade II-listed hall house whose oldest parts date to 1422, surrounded by beautiful gardens in a superb village location, with exceptional gardens.

Mullioned windows, ornate chimneys and an impressive wooden panelled entrance catch your eye as you arrive, while a double-height vaulted ceiling entrance hall with grand staircase provides a bit of wow factor inside.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £1,400,000

This converted water mill comes with fishing rights on the River Ouzel, as well as gardens and paddocks stretching to six acres.

It’s full of character features inside, including some of the old machinery incorporated into this five-bedroom house.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hampshire — £1,400,000

Banks Cottage is a charming period house, set amid lovely gardens, which has been thoughtfully extended and improved over recent years.

The ground floor features an impressive drawing room — with wood burner, exposed timbers and original brick detail — as well as an adjoining garden room with beautiful views over the gardens and three further reception rooms.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hampshire — £1,200,000

A historic period townhouse, not listed, charming interior with immense potential, situated in the very heart of the city, close to the High Street, Buttercross and with unique views to the west front of Winchester Cathedral.

Minster Cottage was originally part of Minster House and up until recently has been used as an eminent art gallery.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


County Durham — £4,250,000

13 bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and separate drawing, morning, sitting and dining rooms make this spectacular country house the real deal for those looking for life on an epic scale.

Set in over 100 acres of parkland and woodland, this Grade II*-listed house also comes with a lodge, cottage, coach house and stables, plus tennis court, walled garden and more.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bristol — £1,600,000

A charming, Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse in Clifton has huge amounts of charm, a popular location, and a wonderful stylish blend of old and new within.

It also comes with a basement flat which has apparently been let out for around £30k per year, which should go a long way to covering your mortgage on the rest of this home.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more pictures and details for this property.


Surrey — £4,250,000

Truly beautiful inside and out, and with one of the nices outdoor swimming pools we’ve seen in a long time, this six-bedroom house as a delightful old place with lovely gardens, stable and paddocks.

It also has a lovely location in the idyllic and enormously popular village of Chiddingfold, which sits a few miles south of Godalming and east of Haslemere.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hampshire — £5,350,000

This 18th century, Grade II-listed house in the countryside has five bedrooms, a separate coach house and 17 acres of grounds that include a wild flower meadow and an orchard.

Inside it’s as elegant and beautiful as it is outside, with huge windows, high ceilings and a marvllous hallway with arches leading to the curving staitcase.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £3,750,000

If you’re dreaming of the sort of classic Georgian country house that looks like it belongs in a Jane Austen novel, this wonderful home in Stoke-sub-Hamdon seems to tick every box, with six bedrooms, six reception rooms and 22 acres.

The decoration inside is a bold mix of old and new — there’s a dining room full of antiques but a sitting room with bright green, pink and purple upholstery — but this is very much a home that you could easily put your own stamp on in no time.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £1,500,000

An old stone farmhouse that’s been made into a bright, colourful and pretty country home, with a huge lawn ringed with mature trees

The orangery and indoor swimming pool are among the highlights of this bright, cheerful and eminently liveable house.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hampshire — £2,600,000

In a village a few minutes off the A3 near Haslemere, this picture-perfect home has charm, space, equestrian facilities and a glorious country kitchen with an Aga and butler sink.

Five bedrooms plus a two-bed self-contained annexe are on offer in this Elizabethan property — and it’s within a couple of miles of the station at Liphook, from where you can be in London in just over an hour.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kent — £2,500,000

There’s updating to be done here, but the incredible ballroom alone might be enough to sell this 10-bedroom home in the Kent Downs AONB, not far from Canterbury

As if the prospect of throwing lavish balls weren’t enough, there is also everything from a squash court to a (disused) cricket pitch within the 104 acres on offer.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kirknewton, Midlothian — £4,500,000

A rare find, this Grade B-listed baby castle — technically a Scots Baronial house — is in the countryside just a few miles south-west of Edinburgh.

There are six bedrooms and 15 acres of land in a beautiful, well-kept home that’s wonderfully well presented.

It’s an ideal house for outdoor types, with equestrian facilities and paddocks as well as its own tennis court — and all within half an hour of the centre of Edinburgh.

For sale with Ellisons. See more pictures of this property.


Biggar, Scottish Borders — £4,200,000

A sumptuous property with turrets, battlements and magnificent views, Hartree House is a sprawling 14-bedroom property in over 22 acres of grounds.

The estate itself dates back to the 14th century, though the main house itself is a blend of Georgian, Victorian and 21st century — the latter courtesy of total refurbishment, some new addittions, ground-source heating and solar panels.

It’s the beauty of the place inside that we’re most struck by, however, not least the graceful hallway with its green walls and parquet flooring.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.


Henley-on-Thames — £12,750,000

A spectacular country house that’s a real mix of old and new, accessed via a front gate which looks like it’s come from a glossy period drama.

Originally 18th century, it has the feeling of a house which has been added to by successive generations — and indeed there is a vast poolhouse which is the most recent addition.

It’s rare to find a country house like this so close to Henley, just 15 minutes or so to the town centre and yet with lovely countryside around.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property.


Denham — £75,000,000

The greatest country house on sale in Britain today? Denham Place is truly staggering.

It’s a Grade I-Listed manor house with interiors worthy of a royal palace, set in parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.

As well as the grand architecture and huge amounts of space — 12 bedrooms and over 28,000 sq ft — it’s also been carefully modernised with underfloor heating throughout, audio-visual technology, air conditioning and a lift.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.


Devon — £2,000,000

Set in a delightful private valley, this seven-bedroom property is an architectural gem that comes with 13 acres of land.

There are soaring ceilings, huge windows and a winding staircase leading to a galleried landing, with five reception rooms — and permission in place to convert the stables if you need more space.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Buckinghamshire — £1,350,000

A huge amount for the money — around 5,000sq ft — in this old rectory in a village location.

Wraparound gardens dotted with mature trees give peace and privacy, while inside it’s bright and has plenty of character — though a little updating will be needed.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


West Sussex — £2,750,000

A complete gem of a former mill in a village south of Chichester, with a tree-ringed pond that looks like it’s been lifted from a story book.

There are five bedrooms and a couple of acres of gardens in this 17th century home which blends quirky charm with modern touches.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


London — £4,250,000

A five-storey home right in the heart of Westminster, just moments from Victoria Tower Gardens.

The reception room takes up an entire floor, while there’s even a decent-sized garden — quite amazing considering the postcode.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £785,000

A beautiful hilltop stone cottage bursting with character. Offering a mature English cottage garden with stunning views, outbuildings and parking.

For sale with Cooper and Tanner via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £575,000

A characterful four-bedroom converted chapel with stylish and flexible accommodation, pretty gardens with views and parking. No Onward Chain.

For sale with gth via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £450,000

A fabulous 2 acre plot of land and one-bedroom stone barn with potential to build a four-bedroom eco-home, subject to planning permission.

For sale with Sandersons via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Somerset — £900,000

An unspoilt four-bedroom 17th century farmhouse in Exmoor National Park, with stone barns, stables, paddocks, and superb gardens.

For sale with Stags via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


North Yorkshire — £850,000

A detached period house with garage block surrounded by lovely gardens, in a fine Howardian Hills village near Easingwold.

For sale with Blenkin & Co via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


North Yorkshire — £550,000

Rock View is a stunning double fronted three-bedroom character property that has been extensively and beautifully refurbished.

For sale with Robin Jessop via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Kent — £725,000

A stunning period cottage beautifully extended to create an exceptional family home, whilst retaining its cosy cottage feel.

For sale with Hobbs Parker via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Jersey — £1,795,000

Elegance and character grace every corner of Meadow Barn with working fireplaces, sunlit conservatory and delightful valley views.

For sale with Gaudin & Co via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Jersey — £2,250,000

A meticulously restored five-bedroom residence with luxurious master suite, one-bedroom apartment and landscaped gardens with sea views.

For sale with Thompsons via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Herefordshire — £475,000

A three-bedroom detached character home with shepherd’s huts located in the garden, offering the potential to earn additional income.

For sale with Chancellors via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hampshire — £1,500,000

An attractive Grade II-listed Georgian house with off-street parking and a large private garden to the rear, located in Twyford.

For sale with Knight Frank via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


East Sussex — £650,000

An attractive and particularly spacious three double bedroom semi-detached cottage with a large garden backing onto fields.

For sale with Wood & Pilcher via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Dumfries and Galloway — £780,000

An elegant country house with superb barn conversion and paddock, in a stunning but accessible rural Dumfriesshire location.

For sale with Galbraith via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Derbyshire — £1,500,000

An enchanting five-bedroom detached Grade II-listed Georgian country home with paddocks totalling 2.4 acres and three holiday cottages.

For sale with Bennet Samways via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


County Durham — £375,000

This pretty two-bedroom Grade II-listed cottage is in the heart of the highly sought-after village of Lartington.

For sale with GSC Grays via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


County Durham — £250,000

A country kitchen and a sitting room with open fire  at this lovely character cottage, equally ideal as a home, holiday house or investment property.

For sale with J.R. Hopper via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.

 


Hertfordshire — £8,750,000

An exquisite and stunning country residence bordering Scratchwood forest and Mill Hill Golf Course and only 10 miles from Central London.

Inside it has an almost futuristic, show-home feel, innovative and bespoke, with high ceilings and extensive proportions. The property provides a truly impressive entertaining and family residence with outstanding leisure facilities.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Northamptonshire — £1,750,000

Sweeping views over the Capability Brown designed parkland of Fawsley Hall are among the joys of Knightley Lodge, near Daventry.

This four-bedroom house with a couple of acres of gardens is just 30 years old, but is still full of character.

For sale with Michael Graham. See more pictures and details for this property.


Norfolk — £2,650,000

Three-storey thatched homes full of character are rare finds, and this picture-perfect über-cottage in Horning is a great example of how good they can be.

Five bedrooms and almost 14 acres that include 500m of river frontage are part of the offering in a house that is spacious and charming in equal measure.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Cornwall — £900,000

Halton Quay is a charming semi-detached, stone-built house, which was originally two cottages and later converted to form one spacious house.

There are exquisite views over the River from the principal rooms, and a lovely outlook over the gardens to the rear.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Fife — £2,200,000

If you need a lot of space there are 17 bedrooms — yes, seventeen — at this property in the Fife countryside between St Andrews and the Tay Bridge.

The Arts-and-Crafts-style main house — which has been gloriously restored within — is a pretty and charming home, while there are also six high-end self-catering properties included in the sale, with a total of 14 en-suite letting bedrooms between them.

For sale with Rettie. See more pictures and details for this property.


Cornwall — £3,250,000

A house with a private beach in Cornwall? There’s sure to be intense competition for this fabulous cliff-top house just outside Torpoint.

There’s a distinctly Mediterranean feel to the fixtures and fittings, while the property includes both a main five-bed home and a two-bedroom cottage.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Berkshire — £1,950,000

Millwrights is approached via a secure gated entrance and driveway offering ample guest parking in the heart of Bray.

The welcoming entrance hall gives access to all of the principal reception rooms, while a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with a central island leads into the sitting room with bi-folding doors onto the gardens to the rear.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.

 

West Sussex — £4,100,000

Located in a village near Chichester is this truly exquisite home, Barnham House, with breathtaking features, bold choices inside and spectacular gardens.

It’s received the highest praise: Pevsner declares that Barnham Court is ‘so similar to Kew Palace in Surrey that the same designer must surely have been responsible.’

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Hertfordshire — £3,950,000

A grand home with eight bedrooms and just under six acres of grounds, yet just 23 minutes from central London? That’s what is on offer at Langley Lodge, just outside Kings Langley, and with superb road and rail links.

Yet while it’s very well connected, it’s the ornate rooms and fine Georgian architecture which are the real draw.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Bedfordshire — £3,000,000

A nine-bedroom Victorian mansion with 13,500sq ft of space and seven acres for just £3m? Barwythe Hall offers great value for money. But there is a catch.

The agents note that it is ‘in need of refurbishment’, and the fact that there are no internal pictures on the listing suggests that what they really mean is ‘in need of an awful lot of refurbishment’. Still, this amount of space plus an easily-accessible location make this a fascinating opportunity.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Wiltshire — £8,500,000

Epic grandeur, medieval features, incredible history featuring Queen Elizabeth I — Hazelbury Manor has all this and much more.

The 14th century house comes with a range of subsidiary properties within the 180+ acres. This is a truly rare opportunity.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures and details for this property.


Jersey — £10,950,000

Domaine de la Valette Estate enjoys absolute privacy and extends to some 16.8 acres.

It’s located in an extremely picturesque, secluded and unspoiled surroundings close to the ocean and scenic splendour of the Island’s North Coast and cliff top pathways.

For sale with Knight Frank/ Wilsons. See more pictures and details for this property.


Gloucestershire — £3,500,000

On the market for the first time in 40 years, this picture-perfect former rectory is in a village not far from Cheltenham.

Seven bedrooms, seven acres and almost 9,000sq ft of space are on offer, split between the main house and outbuildings.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures and details for this property.


Yorkshire — £2,5000,000

A stunningly presented period detached family home with annexe accommodation, garaging and private well-established gardens with views across the Wharfe Valley.

Cranford is an imposing and beautifully presented period property dating back to 1924 and retaining many attractive period features.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures and details for this property.


Cornwall — £1,950,000

The agents call this ‘an enchangting landmark property’, and that seems incredibly apt: this bright blue home must have been noticed by countless visitors to Penzance, sitting as it does just above the harbour.

Inside it’s even prettier than you’d dare hope, with huge rooms, wonderful views and fine features — plus there’s even a walled garden at the back.

For sale with Pritchard & Company. See more pictures and details for this property.


Cumbria — £400,000

You’d never guess at the interior of this converted church from the outside — it truly is old meets new — but every detail within has been lovingly and expertly considered.

For sale with Cobble Country via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


Dumfries and Galloway — £650,000

Unbelievable value in this five-bedroom farmhouse that comes with two cottages, extensive gardens, almost 25 acres of land and a rural location that still has easily accessible local amenities. Another 50 acres is available for £75,000.

For sale with Galbraith via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.


East Sussex — £1,300,000

A beautifully presented former mill, full of character and charm with extensive gardens in a stunning countryside location within the High Weald AONB.

Inside, most of the mill machinery has been retained, creating a truly wonderful and unique home that really has to be seen.

For sale with Layton Premier Properties via OnTheMarket. See more pictures and details for this property.