Country houses for sale

Five truly wonderful homes, from £750k to £13.5 million, as seen in Country Life

From a house set right above one of Devon's best beaches to a stunning Hampshire estate, we look at some of the best homes to hit the market via Country Life this week.

Cornwall — £4,000,000

The Cellars is an enchanting six-bedroom property nestled in the serene landscape of North Cornwall, four miles from Padstow.

Stunning views of Harlyn Bay are seen from every room in this six-bedroom house which has its own slipway and direct beach access.

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

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Northamptonshire — £3,000,000

A Grade I listed 16th century manor house that has been extended in the 18th and 21st centuries, in the centre of Gayton.

There are six bedrooms and a superb, secluded garden in a setting that combines tranquility and beauty with village charm — and all just 15 minutes from Northampton.

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

Hampshire — £13,500,000

Shawford Park is one of the finest small estates in Hampshire, with a fabulous 17th century house at its heart.

There are also gardens, parkland and over a mile of fishing rights on the River Itchen.

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

Devon — £3,000,000

A house built for its location and views, sitting right on the Salcombe Estuary just under two miles from Kingsbridge.

The views speak for themselves, but it’s also a beautifully-appointed house within, featuring a huge open-plan living space as well as a family room and office.

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

Cornwall — £750,000

At the price of a suburban semi, this glorious house set in a tucked-away spot in unspoilt woodland is full of potential.

Work needs doing, but the rewards for getting stuck in are self-evident: this is a charming, characterful home in nine acres of delightful countryside.

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

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