Country houses for sale

Four glorious gatehouses for sale, from under £325,000

If owning your own stately home is out of reach, living in the gatehouse can offer much of the charm at a fraction of the price, as these lovely homes demonstrate.

Somerset – £325,000

Originally one (there were, of course, multiple) of the gate houses to St Audries Manor, Rydon Lodge was built around the 1850s.

Mock Tudor in design, the church-style entrance is the beginning of Rydon’s charms, which also include a stone lovely fireplace and a lovely set of base features to improve upon.

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

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Wrexham – £560,000

A Victorian addition to the grounds of Pickhill Hall, The Lodge dates back to 1866 and appears to be gothic revival, with some fun blue elements thrown into the mix.

A conical stair turret is its claim to fame, unsurprisingly located down a fairly private road with gorgeous tiled flooring and original slate fireplaces.

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

Surrey – £350,000

Although it has undoubtably lost its rural setting, you could picture this Victorian two-bedroom home by a grand gate, leading to a stately home.

High ceilings belay its previous occupation, while a bath in the second bedroom speaks of pure luxury.

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

London – £2,350,000

london gatehouse

Deep in the Westcombe Park Conservation Area (very similar to something one might find in the Kent countryside), this Arts-and-Crafts home is exactly what you would expect for a home once part of a grand estate.

london gatehouse

The centrepiece has to be the stunning Edwardian staircase, gracing a reception room with a stunning fireplace. The kitchen benefits from the natural light of a glass roof, as does the adjoining conservatory, a welcome change from the usual dark-and-dismal small period homes we so often see.

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

Hampshire – £775,000

south lodge

The former gate house to Lockerley Hall, South Lodge is historically individual and still stands in a space quite unto itself, beautifully ornate and very much in the countryside.

south lodge

Boasting all the charm of a much larger house with none of the difficult upkeep, there’s plenty of room for a new owner to put their stamp on South Lodge, with bare bones and beautiful furnishings to use as a start (or, as a matter of fact, end) point.

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