Country houses for sale

Best country houses for sale this week

A pair of miniature castles and a wonderful coastal home in the West Country make it in to our look at the finest country houses for sale in Britain right now.

Shropshire — £10,500,000

Chyknell Hall — and the surrounding 200 acres — looks inside and out something like a cross between a 5-star hotel and a National Trust property.

Beautiful as it is from the outside, it’s the interiors here which really shine, showing a rare care and attention to detail that suggests this has been a genuine labour of love.

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


Somerset — £12,500,000

Former Bond girl Jane Seymour owned this former monastery for years, completely renovating the place, and after years being rented it’s seeking a new owner once more.

With 11 bedrooms, five reception rooms, breathtaking views and a wonderful location just outside Bath, this is a dream of country house.

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


West Sussex — £5,000,000

Make your own wine at this gorgeous country home near Bilingshurst, which has tennis courts, pool and ponds.

The vineyard and winery — which can be bought, or not, as a separate lot — was started in 2020, and is a hugely impressive facility capable of producing Blanc de Noir, Blanc de Blanc, Classic Cuvee, Rose — and even still white or red ‘in a good year’, according to the agents.

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


Somerset — £6,500,000

A startlingly handsome, Grade II-listed farmhouse that comes with supern equestrian facilities and 894 acres of Exmoor to call your own.

The main house — with nine bedrooms and sensational views — is just the start at this estate, which also includes a string of cottages and much more.

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


Berkshire — £4,950,000

This grand, impressive home five miles from Henley has a country location, seven bedrooms and easy access to London with trains from nearby Twyford station taking just over half an hour to get to Paddington Station.

Some 32 acres come as part of the property, taking in woodland, paddocks, stables and more. Truly a commutable country house.

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


Shropshire — £7,750,000

Spectacular almost beyond belief, this outstanding hope near Ludstone really has to be seen.

Nine bedrooms, incredible period detail, and wonderful facilities — including pool, squash court and what appears to be a farming museum — plus 177 acres that include a lake.

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


Suffolk — £4,500,000

Dating back to the 14th century, Thurston House is a spectacular country home with 16 acres, eight bedrooms and a series of magnificent equestrian facilities.

Bury St Edmunds is a charming town as well, featuring Britain’s smallest pub — The Nutshell — as well as plenty of independent shops and cafes.

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


Buckinghamshire — £2,350,000

This might be the first time we’ve ever seen ‘boxing gym’ listed as a property feature — and it’s not something you’d guess of this brick-built house in a village near Aylesbury.

There are five bedrooms, huge amounts of space, stables and more — including several barns, one of which is now a pub, another of which is the aforementioned workout space.

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


Kent — £3,995,000

This mini-White House — complete with flagpole — is as graceful and beautiful a home as we’ve seen this year — ‘exemplary’ is the word used by the agent, and that really does seem about right.

As pretty as it looks outside, the interiors are if anything even more wonderful: it has the grace and grandeur of a BBC period drama, yet somehow still feels homely and liveable. All this, and inside an hour on the train from central London.

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


Norfolk — £7,500,000

A pair of coastal properties that can be bought separately, but which bundled together could make the idea spot for multi-generational living in this totally unspoilt part of Norfolk.

Larkfields and Lark Cottage bring a touch of Long Island glamour to this part of the world, with pools, tennis courts and homes designed for inside-and-out living.

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


Buckinghamshire — £1,295,000

An Englishman’s home is literally his castle sometimes, as is the case with this four-bedroom home that is a blend of fantasy and modern living — complete with roof terrace and a turret room with incredible views.

This fun-sized, castellated delight, which dates to 1807, is for sale in a secluded, wooded spot near High Wycombe.

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


Wiltshire — £1,650,000

An absolutely glorious fairytale setting is what strikes you first at this magical country home not far from Salisbury.

Inside it’s full of charm, and while it’s well maintained inside there’s a sense of timelessess about the 1930s style within. Just delightful.

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


Dorset — £5,950,000

20 acres of land with a Grade II*-listed country house at its centre, an interior full of character, and sprawling gardens which include a pool are all part of the mix at Buckshaw House.

The rooms are built on a scale you just don’t see these days, with high ceilings, wonderful bay windows and ornate plasterwork. This really is something else.

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


Hampshire — £15,000,000

The Manor Farm Estate, stretching to 814.5 acres, at the centre of which is a Grade I-listed manor house and medieval ruins.

The list of properties included is vast — including a separately listed courtyard and coach house, and nine further cottages.

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


Hampshire — £8.000,000

An 11-bedroom home of great beauty at the centre of a 302-acre estate near Winchester.

It’s approached via a glorious, tree-lined drive, and includes parkland, farmland, cottages and even an historic arboretum.

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


Warwickshire — £1,550,000

A superb converted windmill and millers house, in an elevated location with stunning 360-degree views, extensive garaging and beautiful gardens, at the end of a no through lane surrounded by farmland.

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


Dorset — £2,500,000

Absolutely the sort of house that we’d put on the cover of Country Life, this delightful, wisteria-clad beauty in the village of Marnhull really has to be seen.

It was built in 1680, extended in the succeeding century, and as well as its six bedrooms and plethora of character, there is also a walled garden, pool and paddock. All this and a village location too.

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


Gloucestershire — £850,000

A superbly presented Grade II listed period home in Moreton-in-Marsh with courtyard gardens, off-street parking and no chain.

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


Somerset — £4,000,000

Gothic design notes and a hillside location gives this the flavour of a Highland retreat rather than a West Country home in the Quantock Hills AONB near Bridgwater.

What was originally a Grade II-listed 19th century Gothic revival mansion has been, over the years, a sanatorium, a school and a conference centre. There is still a huge pool and a sports centre, which are part of the asking price of this 37,000 sq ft, 56-bedroom property. So much potential to do almost anything.

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


Bristol — £2,850,000

Another miniature castle for sale, this time commutable to Bristol — though technically this is a folly rather than a place genuinely built for fortification.

Oak pannelled walls, four-poster beds and pleasingly twisty corridors rub shoulders with modern touches such as poolhouse, games room and roof terrace with glorious views down the Avon Gorge.

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


Devon — £4,500,000

Something of a rarity here: a country house that’s right in the middle of town — in this case, the ancient port of Topsham, right on the River Exe estuary between Exeter and Exmouth.

It’s a blend of graceful Regency design with superb interiors which are — and there really is no other word — cool. Plus great gardens and access to the water; though do note that the price is for the south and west wings of the enormous building that is Riversmeet House.

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


Gloucestershire — £14,000,000

Jacobean Stanton Court is listed Grade II and is a theatre of excess, with 10 bedrooms, four separate cottages, 12 acres of gardens, a cricket pitch, indoor pool and a separate woodland block of 50 acres.

The interiors are quite something too. You often hear how a picture will tell 1,000 words. So we’ll leave it at that.

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


Gloucestershire — £2,250,000

A classic Cotswold stone country home in the very heart of the AONB between Stroud and Cirencester. It’s beautifully presented, with a separate cottage and delightful grounds.

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


North Yorkshire — £1,850,000

A classic Yorkshire farmhouse with cottage and a stylishly-converted barn which makes it ideal for multi-generational living or a high-end holiday let business.

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


Cornwall — £1,700,000

Not just a home, but a full-on lifestyle business is for sale in Mullion, on the west coast of the Lizard peninsula. An impressive five-bedroom character home is at the heart, but there is a string of holiday cottages, a couple of business lets and a café.

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


Kent — £1,695,000

Exquisitely pretty, this Grade II-listed farmhouse is tucked away in a rural village half-way between Royal Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone. There are delightful gardens of just over three acres, plus an annexe and outbuildings.

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


Perth & Kinross — £1,400,000

An exquisite period country house with cottage, set in delightful grounds providing an attractive and mature backdrop.

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


Kent — £1,325,000

A charming house, a charming village — what more could you want? This building was once a 17th century apothecary; today it’s a dreamy house surrounded by beautiful gardens — and it’s even commutable, via the M20 or high-speed rail not far away at Ashford.

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


Dorset — £1,250,000

An early 17th century, Grade II-listed farmhouse in six and a half acres of land.

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


Derbyshire — £1,100,000

A charming four-bedroom farmhouse that’s been completely refurbished inside, with an array of outbuildings and grounds that include gardens, paddock and woodlands.

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

 

 

Wiltshire — £12,000,000

Originally built in 1905, Ladyswood House has been significantly restored and refurbished into a sophisticated and eclectic family home, with some 61 acres of grounds and six bedrooms.

As well as achingly contemporary interiors, the property is a paradise for the equestrian minded. Just look at these happy little horses! The offering includes a polo yard, stable barn, indoor dressage arena and polo arena.

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


Buckinghamshire — £2,650,000

A detached house with equestrian facilities and seven acres, Brownleys is a spacious country home with hot and cold running everything. Dating from the 1920s, the property has been renovated and extended in recent years, offering luxurious, light and spacious interiors throughout.

Measuring 28ft by 23ft, as games rooms go, it’s hard to imagine any being better than this one. We feel the current owner might be a fan of the Nintendo company.

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


North Yorkshire — £7,000,000

A rare opportunity to acquire that ‘Goldilocks’ estate (not too big, not too small) in the Howardian Hills AONB. At some 211 acres, plus additional sporting rights, the estate is centred around the Georgian farmhouse that was extended and remodelled in the Arts-and-Crafts style in 1926.

At Swathgill, the owners have undertaken a regular and ongoing inmprovement programme, which means that the house is beset with all the necessary comforts and more, such as a heated indoor pool, gym, cinema room and 10 bedrooms.

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


Kent — £3,750,000

Grow your own wine in the Kent AONB at Chalksole Manor, a handsome double-fronted brick and timber-beamed residence with 34 acres that’s less than an hour on the train from London.

The traditionally styled 1920s Arts-and-Crafts home offers 7,600sq ft of accomodation over three floors, 10 bedrooms, an indoor pool, and two detached properties on the estate.

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


Cornwall — £2,250,000

Believed to have been designed by the Cornish architect Alfred Cornelius, Highland near Portloe is a five-bedroom detached house that might occupy one of the finest positions in England.

A small estate of some 2.76 acres, the property boasts a meadow, wildflower area, photovoltaic panels and a Cornish orchard. The interiors could easily be refreshed, making this a prime opportunity to create the perfect family home on the south Cornish coast.

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


East Sussex — £2,500,000

17 acres of idyllic rural countryside, including delightful landscaped gardens, orchard, ancient woodland, natuarl ponds and fields, all set around a 15th entury thatched home.

Doucegrove Farm offers five bedrooms and plenty of period charm, while occupying an enviable location just two miles to the south of Great Dixter house and gardens, with London less than an hour by train.

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


Buckinghamshire — £2,750,000

A Jacobean-style, Grade II-listed house with painted ceilings, secret passageways and murals.

The mix of styles inside is something to behold, but it’s a seven-bedroom house with staff quarters and a great location.

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


Northamptonshire — £1,500,000

A 19th century mill converted into a wonderful seven-bedroom house.

There is garaging, stables and a paddock in this home surrounded by countryside.

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


Somerset — £6,500,000

An attractive, ring-fenced estate of over 890 acres with a large Georgian farmhouse at its centre, as well as cottages and equestrian facilities, in the heart of Exmoor.

It was built in the 1840s by John Knight, who bought the entire Exmoor Forest from The Crown, and is generally considered to be the best example of a ‘Knight House’ .

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


Hertfordshire — £2,100,000

This beautiful Victorian home sits in an acre of gardens in the village of Great Wymondley, near Hitchin.

Six bedrooms and over 4,000 sq ft of space are on offer in a home of great charm and grace.

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


Essex — £2,950,000

A pretty and secluded Grade II-listed house, set in 24 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds in a village on the edge of Colchester.

Boxted Lodge’s walled garden is one of just many wonderful features of a property that has been in the same family since 1978.

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


Somerset — £3,000,000

A nine-bedroom house in Trudoxhill, near the charming town of Frome, with equestrian facilities and woodland.

This Grade II-Listedhouse originally was constructed in the late 18th century, and though it has been added to in later years it still has period features such as traditional sash windows, open fireplaces, and high ceilings.

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


Essex — £4,950,000

A seven-bedroom Queen Anne house with a moat, 81 acres and superb leisure facilities, including pool, tennis court and stables.

This is a country house that is also genuinely commutable: it is located in a village near Colchester, from where trains to the city take just 45 minutes.

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


Cornwall — £2,250,000

Cornish architect Alfred Cornelius designed this house above the waves in Portloe, near Truro.

It’s a five bedroom home with a self-contained annexe and just under three acres.

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


Oxfordshire — £3,750,000

Right in the heart of the village of Kingham, just moments down the road from Daylesford, this is the sort of Cotwolds house that you dream of.

Beautiful inside and out, it’s a six-bedroom home with a gues barn, a cottae and a pool.

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


Northamptonshire — £2.5 million

The Grade II-listed former rectory is as traditional as they come from the outside, but bursting with character within thanks to some fantastic work from the present owners.

It’s set within a couple of acres of gardens which almost completely encircle the house and ensure superb views from every room.

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


Surrey — £18 million

A 98-acre estate on the outskirts of the picture-perfect village of Chiddingfold, close to Haslemere and Godalming and easily commutable to London.

There are touches of Gothic flair in the mid-19th century house at the heart of the property, with turrets, towers and arched windows. Breathtaking.

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


Surrey — £6.25 million

This modernist mansion is in Coombe, near to Kington upon Thames and just minutes from Richmond Park.

Huge amounts of space, copious natural light and the sort of indoor pool you’d expect to find at a top-end boutique hotel give real wow factor to this seven-bedroom property.

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


Devon — £3,000,000

An 84-acre farm with a Grade II-listed farmhouse at its centre, wonderfully refurbished and sensitively extended.

It’s a wonderful mix of old and new, a property where ancient beams and solar panels co-exist happily amid a bucolic setting.

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


Buckinghamshire — £2,250,000

This Grade II*-listed family home dates back to the 16th century, though it now has a Queen Anne façade.

There are six bedrooms, gorgeous gardens and a separate cottage in the grounds.

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


Wiltshire — £8,000,000

A manageably-sized country estate for sale in Wiltshire, with just over 50 acres that has at its heart Chalcot House.

From the drawing room with its grand piano in a bay window to the library, kitchen and wonderful hallways and landings, this is the sort of country house we all dream of.

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


Warwickshire — £1,750,000

Beautiful gardens and wonderful countryside views at this huge house on the edge of a village in the northern Cotswolds.

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


Devon — £1,000,000

Simply picture perfect, this is a wonderful historic farmhouse in stunning gardens and grounds in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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


Twickenham — £8,500,000

It’s hard to know where to start with this endlessly intriguing house on the banks of the River Thames, with 8,494 sq ft in a sensational location.

The fabulous library, huge kitchen, lawns running down to the waterside and endless stream of impressive rooms really have to be seen.

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


Surrey — £2,500,000

A stone plaque dates this house in the centre of Reigate to 1784, and it has all the wonderful symmetry characteristic of the era.

Meticulous restoration has brought it up to date while retaining its charm.

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


Surrey — £6,750,000

Great Tangley Manor is a home that is thought to be the UK’s oldest continuously inhabited house, looking for its latest owners.

10 acres of gardens, an indoor pool, tennis court and over 11,000 sq ft of space — and one of the most impressive ancient homes in open countryside south of Guildford.

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


Cheshire — £11,400,000

In a rural location outside Nantwich, Dorfold Hall is a spectacular Jacobean hall with everything from clocktower and lake to historic gardens.

It’s a Grade I-listed house that also includes an events business and over 100 acres of land.

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


Norfolk — £2,250,000

An amazing location that’s secluded and beautiful, a few miles inland from the coast at Sheringham.

The buildings – as you’ll probably guess from the architecture — are a mix of ages, but nothing here is listed giving great scope (subject to permission) to do wonderful things in this 3.7 acre plot.

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


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