Country houses for sale

The best properties for sale over Christmas

Hampshire, £895,000
Brandy Mount Cottage, Cheriton

3 bedrooms, garden room,
0.5 acre
Jackson-Stops & Staff (01962 844299)
This characterful cottage is in mint condition, and boasts large reception rooms, as well as a superb kitchen/breakfast room. For those looking for something to expand, permission has been granted in the past for the addition of a wing, and the existing roof space above the kitchen could be turned
into a fourth bedroom.


West Sussex, £POA
Lock House, Partridge Green

10 bedrooms, pool, cottages, tennis court,
25 acres
Hamptons International (01403 262828)
This house was built at the turn of the 19th century, but extended and refurbished in the 1930s. The vendors have completed extensive renovations, retaining many of the Art Deco features, such as built-in bedroom furniture. The views of the South Downs are glorious-a real bonus.

Lock house

West Sussex, £2.65 million
Sandhill, Crawley Down

5 bedrooms, 3-bedroom cottage, pool,
tennis court, 9 acres
Hamptons International (01403 262828)
An outstanding Grade II-listed house packed full of period features, exposed beams, polished oak flooring and inglenook fireplaces. The guest or staff cottage adjoins the great hall of the main house, and outside is a range of outbuildings, kennels and work rooms.


Dorset, £1.5 million
Bainly House, Cucklington

5 bedrooms, stables,
pond, 3 acres
Savills (01722 426820)
A charming hunting box in the South & West Wilts hunt country, which Pevsner noted was special not only for its trio of Palladian windows, but also for the stone corners that show quoining still in use in the 18th century.


Worcestershire, £1.85 million
Glebe House, Bayton

5 bedrooms, coach house, outbuildings, 42 acres
Strutt & Parker (01584 873711)
Glebe House has been home to the current owner for nearly 50 years, during which time the property has been sympathetically enlarged and refurbished. A separate three-bedroom cottage is available by separate negotiation.


Wiltshire, £2.25 million
Locks Farm, Redlynch

4 bedrooms, office and guest wing, 18 acres
Strutt & Parker (01722 344010)
Locks Farm was built by the current owners in 1998. Their aim was to create a spacious, light house, and the high ceilings and large sash windows throw light into every major room. Particularly attractive is the large garden room, and the house would also suit someone looking to work from home, with two office spaces: one above the garage and another above the gymnasium.

Locks Farm

Worcestershire, £1.55 million
Goldness House, Torton

8 bedrooms, outbuilding,
12¾ acres
Andrew Grant (01905 734735)
This carefully refurbished Georgian house provides easy access to Birmingham and Worcester, as well as the M5 motorway. One major attraction is the glorious mature formal grounds, which have been skillfully landscaped.

Main grant

£1.5 million

The Old Vicarage, Wysall

6 bedrooms, Aga, coach house, 2 acres
Chesterton Humberts (01159 505444)
Well located for access to the M1 corridor, this former vicarage is now a sizeable family home. The interiors are now in need of some updating, and the coach house has the potential to be a games room, office or a nanny/granny flat.

The Old Vic

Cambridgeshire, £2.75 million
The Old Rectory, Little Gransden

6 bedrooms, 1-bedroom barn, pool, tennis court, 4 acres
Bidwells (01223 841842)
The current vendors of this Grade II-listed house-parts of which date from the 16th century-bought it in the late 1990s. They swiftly set about an extensive programme of restoration and modernisation. Selling agents Bidwells believe the result is one of the finest family homes in Cambridgeshire.

Little Gransden

Hampshire, £3.5 million
Deerleap, Rowlands Castle

6 bedrooms, 3-bedroom flat, pool, 5 acres
Henry Adams (01243 377773)
‘My family and I have had some wonderful times at Deerleap over the years,’ explains owner Brian Conroy. ‘It has terrific formal reception space, which has been ideal for entertaining, yet still has a warm and cosy feel-especially the family room, with its huge fireplace. My daughter had a pool party, and it was great that we had all the outdoor space.’


West Sussex, £1.495 million
Friary Close, Chichester

6 bedrooms, 1-bedroom annexe, garden
Chesterton Humberts (01243 531010)
For someone looking to take on a project, planning consent is already in place to turn this Grade II-listed house in the centre of Chichester into a modern family house. The property was one of the first to be built on the land occupied previously by the Dominican Friary, and retains many of its original period features.


Wiltshire, £1.5 million
Red House Farm, Swallowcliffe

8 bedrooms, 2-bedroom annexe, pool, 16 acres
Savills (01722 426880)
An Edwardian farmhouse that was originally built for the Pembroke estate in 1907, the house makes a wonderful family home today. For those prepared to commute, Tisbury station (London Waterloo
in 1 hour 50 minutes) is three miles away. There’s also a coach house that could be used to provide useful letting income, if required.

Red House