Country houses for sale

A selection of truly magnificent country houses and estates for those with £10 million to spend

At the top end of the market, the properties for sale are breathtaking.

Sandbanks, Poole — £10,000,000

A ‘waterside retreat’ in the popular Sandbanks area of Poole, known for its big boats, and even bigger houses.

Built in 1991 by a local builder as his family home, the property has spectacular views — and access — out onto the water and harbour beyond, and benefits from its own private jetty and mooring.

A cinema room, gym, sauna and swim jet pool make up just a fraction of what this impressive property has to offer.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Kidlington, Oxfordshire — POA

A neo-classical, seven bed house sits at the center of this 338 acre estate in Oxfordshire, with two further separate wings also within the grounds.

The enormous equine/sporting estate — located on the outskirts of the Cotswolds — has world-class facilities, including three stud complexes.

Also within the main 8,169 sq ft house is an indoor swimming pool, wine cellar and billiard room.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Bures, Colchester — £10,500,000

This Grade II listed moated country house may set you back over £10 million, but it also comes with a pretty big line up of additional properties…

…Including a Grade II listed granary, a Grade II listed Essex barn…

…Two traditional semi-detached cottages, and a whole host of additional outbuildings. Quite the lineup!

For sale with Bryant Land and Property. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Godalming, Surrey — £19,750,000

Buyers in search of a recording and mixing studio within their property (and with an almost £20 million budget) need look no further than Rockwood, which was built in an Arts and Crafts Style circa 1910.

Notable former owners include the husband of former Pakistani prime minister, Benazir Bhutto.

With the recent addition of a ‘leisure and family wing’ — which includes an indoor pool, gym and games room, the property really does have something for everyone, including one of the best wine cellars we’ve come across.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Basingstoke — £13,800,000

Over 1,000 acres make up Roundtown Estate in Hampshire.

The unique ‘U’ shaped estate is situated close to the sought-after village of Upton Grey, and offers excellent gaming opprtunities within the luscious and expansive countryside.

In addition to the seven bed main house is a stable block, plus planning for a ‘period style cottage’ that could provide further accommodation.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Sevenoaks, Kent — £10,000,000

Godden Green is a gorgeously-updated 140 year old house with wonderful modern touches.

The country house is set in 16¼ acres of lovely parkland grounds, with a swimming pool and pool house set within former walled kitchen gardens, close to the pretty hamlet of Godden Green.

It comes with a self-contained one-bedroom cottage, garaging, garden stores and a greenhouse, with further summerhouses and pavilions laid out around the grounds.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Virginia Water, Surrey — POA

Once the home of former US ambassador John Hay Whitney, Cherry Hill is an impressive feat of architecture.

Built in the 1930’s by British architect Oliver Hill, the breathtaking property has undergone a ‘sensitive and ambitious’ restoration.

Today it stands as a completely unique home, with world-class finishes and plenty of style.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property or request further details from the agent.

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Chiddingfold, Surrey – £30 million

Some estates in the eight-figure bracket are there because of the land they come with — that’s not the case for Sydenhurst, which sits in 30 acres of countryside near this popular village between Haslemere and Godalming.

It’s not hard to see where the valuation does come from with this truly staggering, newly-built country house that is ‘meticulously crafted and engineered to combine the very best of British craftsmanship’, according to the agents.

There are 8 to 10 bedrooms, depending on how you configure things, but it’s the reception areas and leisure facilities that will most capture the imagination of a house clearly built to impress.

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Salisbury, Dorset — £18.5 million

West Woodyates is a simply magnificent house surrounded by wonderful gardens.

This 18th century house was built by Thomas Pitt, the shady, diamond-smuggling adventurer-turned-good who founded the Pitt political dynasty.

The house and gardens are truly exquisite and beautifully-kept, but they are just the start in a 970-acre estate within the within the historic and picturesque Cranborne Chase AONB.

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Sheriff Hutton, York — £10 million

A massive effort has been under way at Sheriff Hutton to save this country house — now, it’s pristine and ready for someone to move in.

‘The schedule of repairs that has been carried out to date is mind-boggling,’ wrote Penny Churchill in Country Life last month, ‘but will surely be of great comfort to any proud future owner of this historic country estate.’

And if you fancy a project? Well, while the almost-18,000sq-ft main house is all finished, some of the other properties on the 203-acre estate are still in need of refurbishment.

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