Lord it up in one of these impressive properties.
The Manor House Brigstock, Northamptonshire, £2 million
8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, landscaped gardens and grounds
Grade II* listed, this property was once a royal hunting lodge in the forest of Rockingham. The manor house was built in the late 15th century by the Montague family, who leased the manor from the Crown in 1449. Even the most extended of families will find room to manoeuvre within its 9,345sq ft of living space, which includes a reception hall, five reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a family room, a study, eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, a playroom and a gym.
Strutt & Parker (countrylife.onthemarket.com; 01858 513930)
Porthledden, St. Just, Cornwall, £3 million
10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, stable block and walled garden
Boasting awe inspiring sea views, Grade II-listed Porthledden occupies an elevated position above England’s only Cape. This stunning seaside house was built for Captain Francis Oats (former chairman of De Beers) and has been a gentleman’s club, an evacuee school for girls during World War Two and a wedding venue.
Savills (countrylife.onthemarket.com; 01872 395943)
The Manor House, Curry Mallet nr. Taunton, Somerset, £1.35 million
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, walled garden
A historic and distinctive Grade II* listed village Manor House situated within mainly walled gardens. The oldest part of the building is the Great Hall which dates from the 15th century – it features fine exposed cruck timbers that form the vaulted roof.
Jackson Stops & Staff (countrylife.onthemarket.com; 01823 760847)
Château in Aquitaine, Dordogne, France, €15,540,000
25 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, swimming pool
First constructed in 1143, this beautiful château was re-built in 1740. Today it sits in 530 hectares of land, comprising of 200 hectares of arable, with meadows, woodland and a lake. There is also a newly constructed stable block with 17 loose boxes, a groom’s apartment and large barn.
Leggett Prestige (www.leggettprestige.com; +33(0)5 57 55 06)
Wootton Manor House, Boars Hill, Oxfordshire, £1.95 million
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, tennis court, orchard
Dating from the mid 18thcentury this handsome Grade II listed house occupies a private position in Wootton village at the foot of Boars Hill, close to Oxford. This property boasts a separate cottage divided into two flats and mature gardens overlooking open fields.
Knight Frank (countrylife.onthemarket.com; 01865 680653)