Country houses for sale

Property with potential: Renovation projects for sale, starting from just £125,000

From a period drama-worthy stately home to a delightful cottage to a 17-bedroom mansion for sale at just £400,000, these homes will fire your imagination.

Wem, Shropshire — £125,000

A gorgeous Grade II-listed cottage in a village near Wem, with delightful gardens.

There’s not much delight inside, however: as you can see here, the house needs completely gutting.

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Yet it doesn’t take much vision to see how beautiful this little place could be — and we’re sure it will one day be a lovely little two-up, two-down.

For sale with Halls. See more pictures of this property.


Cheadle, Staffordshire — £475,000

Surely one of the great bargains on sale in Britain today, this spacious Grade II-listed farmhouse has five bedrooms, a range of historic outbuildings with development potential, and overlooks historic parkland.

It features gardens to the front of the house, with a listed greenhouse, plus a walled kitchen garden to the side of the property.

As the pictures show, however, everything needs doing. That said, the bones are all here — there’s a fine staircase and sash windows, for example —  but the house needs serious work.

For sale with Bagshaws. See more pictures of this property.


Maidenhead, Berkshire — £1.25 million

A short distance from the River Thames, this handsome home boasts six bedrooms and an octagonal reception hall with galleried landing.

A house with all that in this neck of the woods would typically go for way above £1.25m — and when you look inside, you’ll understand why. A lot of work needs doing.

That said, there is no doubt that whoever takes this on will be able to create something truly spectacular; the octagonal staircase alone is an incredible feature.

The plot is good too, with a back garden mostly laid to lawn, plus a double garage with a driveway.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property.


Moditonham, Cornwall — £1.5 million

A period drama-worthy home for £1.5m is on offer at Moditonham House, an impressive stately home dating back to the early 18th century. It offers more than 7,000 square feet of accommodation, is full of wonderful features, and just needs someone to come in and finish things off.

The eight-bedroom house is set in almost six acres of gardens, paddocks and woodland, with stables and a garage with workshop.

As you can see from the images, a lot of work has been done but there is still much to do. It’ll be worth it though: this place has true wow-factor with its high ceilings, tall sash windows, and scope to further enhance its lovely features.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures of this property.


Cumbria — £550,000

This charming village home a few miles from Carlisle and within the Solway Coast AONB  offers six bedrooms and plenty of space. It’s in need of some restoration, but it does feel as if someone will step in with the £550,000 required.

It’s evidently some decades since the house was updated, but appearances suggest the work needed is cosmetic more than anything.

And the location is beautiful, within the village of Burgh by Sands. Here you can find a pub and sought-after primary school, plus a handy link to the city bypass to access the wider region by car.

The gardens are a delight, overlooked by all three reception rooms — which all have open fires. There’s even access from one room to a covered veranda.

For sale with Hayward Tod. See more pictures of this property.


Norfolk — £1,000,000

Nestled in a rural setting in central Norfolk, this period farmhouse is reminiscent of a doll’s house with its even proportions and charming Georgian frontage.

Though its interior is a little dated, its redeeming features include ample bedrooms — six in total — an indoor swimming pool, stables and three-and-a-half acres of land.

The approach to the property is almost as charming as the house itself, with a pillared entrance onto a long drive with spring bulb borders on either side, leading a large gravel parking area.

For sale with Strutt & Parker. See more pictures of this property.


Cromer, Norfolk — £440,000

Situated in the coastal village of Cromer in North Norfolk, this large Victorian end-of-terrace property has five bedrooms and three reception rooms for less than £500,000.

It has a south-facing garden designed for minimal maintenance, plus a garage and adjoining covered area ideal for entertaining.

There are three floors with plenty of period features and, as you may wish to update the decor, there’s plenty of scope for putting your own stamp on the place.

For sale with Henleys. See more pictures of this property.


Auchtermuchty, Fife — £750,000

Some fixer-uppers are true wrecks, with crumbling walls and leaking roofs. Others, though — such as Lomond House — are beautifully kept but in a style which… well, the pictures will speak for themselves.

The décor is powerfully done and full of character — and we’ve no doubt that some will love it just as it is. Others less enamoured of floral wallpaper might want to make some changes, and doing so will be a joy in a house with generous proportions and high-ceilinged, light-filled rooms.

No matter where you stand on such things, this is a fine home which ticks all sorts of boxes. This imposing five bedroom period property is surrounded by a walled garden offering privacy from its High Street setting in the historic town of Auchtermuchty, a central Scottish location within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth and St Andrews.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property.


Aberdeenshire — £400,000

Dating back to the 1700s with 18 rooms over four floors, this impressive mansion is sure to attract plenty of attention as it goes for auction with a guide price of just £400,000.

The House of Glack was originally built in the 1720s by the Elphinstone family, then later incorporated into the Daviot Hospital in the 1800s. It has a three-storey wing which was added in the 1930s.

Its many rooms include seven bedrooms, seven reception rooms and two kitchens. Once, er, ‘finessed and consolidated’ it could become a superb family home.

For sale with Auction House Scotland. See more pictures of this property.


Kent — £2.75m

The Grade II listed Denton Court is a lofty 15-bedroom mansion nestled in the Kent village of Denton close to Canterbury and Folkstone.

Within the grounds of around 27 acres is a two bedroom Victorian house, a detached four bedroom house and various outbuildings.

The main house is billed as a ‘substantial restoration project’, but a unique opportunity to purchase an exceptional period property and return it to its former glory.

For sale with Savills. See more pictures of this property.


Ullenwood, Gloucestershire — £1,600,000

This beautiful, 2675sq ft stone property stands in more than one acre of widlife-friendly grounds

It has been with the same family since 1962 and now needs complete modernisation. It currently has three reception rooms and four bedrooms.

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


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Ullenwood, Gloucestershire — £1,600,000

This beautiful, 2675sq ft stone property stands in more than one acre of widlife-friendly grounds

It has been with the same family since 1962 and now needs complete modernisation. It currently has three reception rooms and four bedrooms.

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


Best country houses for sale this week

A proper country house that's barely more than half an hour from London features in our look at the finest