Best Country Houses For Sale This Week

An irresistible West Country cottage and a magnificent Cumbrian country house make our pick of the finest country houses for sale in Britain right now.

Cumbria — £4.25 million

Almost 24,000 sq ft of buildings are included in this extraordinary house near Penrith, most of which are arranged in a rectangle around a central courtyard.

The fifty acres of grounds are idyllic, with parkland, woodland and waterfalls as well as landscaped areas and terraces.

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

Kent — £6,500,000

A farmhouse of some 10,000sq ft that sits in some 13 acres of glorious countryside in the Garden of England just outside the village of Stelling Minnis.

The luxurious accommodation of Thorn Farm is only bettered by the many amenities on site, which include a tennis court, indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym and temeperature-controlled wine room. The garden also boasts a beautiful lake.

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

Somerset — £7,000,000

With exceptional views through private parkland towards the Chew Valley, Grade II-listed Harptree Court might just be one of the finest country houses in Somerset. Just take a look at these interiors.

Space is king here, with 12 bedrooms in the main house and 51 acres of land. Among various outbuildings is a treehouse, completed in 2011 and hidden in the woods.

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

West Sussex — £4,250,000

A 17th century home that dips its toes into famously picturesque Bosham Harbour, near Chichester.

Full of character inside, this listed home has been completely renovated.

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

Cornwall — £4,500,000

An almost absurdly picturesque location at Restronguet Point on Cornwall’s southern coastline is the key draw at this beautiful home.

The house itself is a modernist home with five bedrooms and 5,000sq ft of accommodation.

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

Hertfordshire — £3,500,000

A 1930s Arts and Crafts home with 6,300 sq ft and a charmingly secluded garden — and an easy commute to London.

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

West Sussex — £2,650,000

Sea views from almost every room at this beachside home in East Preston, on the Sussex coast.

There’s a Long Island vibe to the house, garden and swimming pool, while from a nearby railway station you can easily get to Brighton or Chichester in under half an hour.

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

Cornwall — £2,750,000

Clinging to a clifftop at Cadgwith, just up the coast from Lizard Point, is this home with epic views across the English Channel.

Six bedrooms and huge open-plan living space make this an ideal place for a getaway with friends or family.

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

North Yorkshire — £1,950,000

An outstanding small estate with plenty of potential and 100 acres of land, located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Kent — £1,750,000

Charming gardens, character features and a woodland setting on the Surrey/Kent border.

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

Dorset — £1,500,000

Chocolate box cottage with its own tennis court? That’s the lure of this beautifully-presented 18th century farmhouse, with five bedrooms and four reception rooms, in an unspoilt rural spot.

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

Derbyshire — £1,200,000

A splendid and authentic farmhouse with a one-bedroom cottage, a paddock and stunning views.

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

Scottish Borders — £1,200,000

A gracefully-proportioned Georgian family home in the Tweed Valley. Fabulous views to Melrose Abbey and the Eildon Hills.

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

Devon — £4.95 million

Eight bedrooms, an orchard and a croquet lawn — this is the stuff of country house fantasy, a beautiful home in the heart of the Devon countryside.

This Arts and Crafts home is full of character, from the oak-panelled drawing room and country kitchen — complete with Aga — to the double height hallway.

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

Devon — £4.95 million

Eight bedrooms, an orchard and a croquet lawn — this is the stuff of country house fantasy, a beautiful home in the heart of the Devon countryside.

This Arts and Crafts home is full of character, from the oak-panelled drawing room and country kitchen — complete with Aga — to the double height hallway.

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

Ayrshire — £3.95 million

A 14th century that’s been compeletely refurbished lies at the heart of the 310 acres of this estate in Ayrshire.

The golf courses at Troon and Turnberry are nearby, while Glasgow is under an hour away.

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

Hertfordshire — £2.2 million

An Edwardian home with 4,000sq ft of space over three floors and situated on the edge of Hitchin, a straightforward commute to London.

Inside the house is immaculate and very evidently looked after in style, while the huge dining kitchen is a perfect living and entertaining space.

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

Hampshire — £4.25 million

Tennis court, swimming pool and a stable block sit within the 50 acres of this fine, spacious home in west Hampshire, just off the A303 north of Salisbury.

The main house has nine bedrooms and five reception rooms, including a vast drawing room which was originally a ballroom.

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

Devon — £1,500,000

A five-bedroom farmhouse tucked away on the edge of Exmoor. Burch Farm is hidden away in a picturesque valley, providing both privacy and easy access to the surrounding countryside.

Horse lovers will appreciate the stables and manege, while the 47 acres of gardens, pasture and woodland also feature a detached two-bedroom guest cottage and a natural swimming pond.

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

Devon — £2,000,000

A Grade I-listed period home that’s only 20 minutes drive from Exeter, The Manor House has evolved from the original house that was built in 1547.

There’s so much to love here. The village setting, the beautiful lake the gardens designed by Jill Billington and Mary Payne, the exceptional interiors. It’s a glorious country home.

For sale with Wilkinson Grant & Co.. See more pictures and details for this property.

Wiltshire — £2,650,000

You’ll struggle to find more elegant village living than at Grade II-listed Beech Knoll House. Period interiors, Victorian lanterns, partly walled gardens of about an acre – it’s got it all.

The property boasts six bedrooms and some exceptional interiors. There is also a separate attached cottage, with its own external clock that still works. And don’t forget the swimming pool.

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

Hertfordshire — £2,000,000

There’s an ivy-clad house and then there’s The Priory in Stevenage. With more than 4,600sq ft of space, this Grade II-listed home offers four-bedrooms and elegant gardens.

The interiors are immaculate, combining modernity with period charm. The highlight has to be the central circular staircase hall, which features an ornate ceiling cupola.

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

Suffolk — £3,500,000 An awe-inspiring 16th century home in 21 acres of glorious gardens and grounds — and it comes with a thriving wedding business which will go a long way to softening the blow of the asking price.

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East Sussex — £3,250,000

A sprawling medieval property with a history going back to the 15th century has come up for sale in a village near Polegate — and it’s truly something else.

The history here isn’t merely medieval, incidentally: Horselunges Manor (what a name!) was recently the home of the manager of Led Zeppelin. If these walls could talk…

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

Buckinghamshire — £1,950,000

Breathtakingly idyllic, this 400-year-old farmhouse with adjoining watermill comes with ten acres of land, a huge barn and an orchard.

Be warned: it needs everything doing. That said, you will at least have a relatively free hand in the main farmhouse: unlike the watermill, it is not listed.

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

Surrey — £2,900,000

In the village of Kingswood, just inside the M25, this is a country house that combines Edwardian charm, delightful gardens and swish interiors.

It’s also highly commutable:motorway access is straightforward, and the nearby station has trains to London which take less than 45 minutes.

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

Surrey — £1,650,000

On the south-eastern edge of the Surrey Hills AONB, not far from Leith Hill and Dorking, you’ll find this magnificent Victorian house — at this price in this area you don’t get the whole property, but you do get one wing to yourself.

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

West Sussex — £1,225,000

A classic Sussex flint-knapped house which, incredibly unusually, is a new-build. It’s in Felpham, just moments from the sea, a little along the coast from Bognor Regis.

For sale with May’s. See more pictures and details for this property.

Kent — £895,000

A wonderfully pretty setting and bags of character charm in this impressive medieval hall house, which has a separate annexe and a purpose-built car barn.

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

Gloucestershire — £825,000

Stately home living without stately home bills in this three-bedroom apartment with a Grade I-listed mansion house with 35 acres of communal grounds. Even the name, Northwick Park, screams ‘Jane Austen’.

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

Wiltshire — £795,000

Delightfully clad in wisteria, this imposing Grade II-listed home has been lovingly renovated and extended while retaining its character.

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

Cornwall — £775,000

A former vineyard with a garden that looks like a Constable painting, this three-bedroom cottage has a stable block and over five acres of grounds.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more pictures and details for this property.

Devon — £775,000

Exquisitely thatched and stylishly renovated, this classic Devon longhouse has four bedrooms, rural views and beautiful gardens in an idyllic location.

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

Highlands — £725,000

Currently used as a holiday let, this grand category C-listed manse is set in wild country, just a few hundred steps from the side of a loch. Truly splendid isolation.

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

Shropshire — £10,500,000

Chyknell Hall — and the surrounding 200 acres — looks inside and out something like a cross between a 5-star hotel and a National Trust property.

Beautiful as it is from the outside, it’s the interiors here which really shine, showing a rare care and attention to detail that suggests this has been a genuine labour of love.

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

Somerset — £12,500,000

Former Bond girl Jane Seymour owned this former monastery for years, completely renovating the place, and after years being rented it’s seeking a new owner once more.

With 11 bedrooms, five reception rooms, breathtaking views and a wonderful location just outside Bath, this is a dream of country house.

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

West Sussex — £5,000,000

Make your own wine at this gorgeous country home near Bilingshurst, which has tennis courts, pool and ponds.

The vineyard and winery — which can be bought, or not, as a separate lot — was started in 2020, and is a hugely impressive facility capable of producing Blanc de Noir, Blanc de Blanc, Classic Cuvee, Rose — and even still white or red ‘in a good year’, according to the agents.

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

Somerset — £6,500,000

A startlingly handsome, Grade II-listed farmhouse that comes with supern equestrian facilities and 894 acres of Exmoor to call your own.

The main house — with nine bedrooms and sensational views — is just the start at this estate, which also includes a string of cottages and much more.

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

Berkshire — £4,950,000

This grand, impressive home five miles from Henley has a country location, seven bedrooms and easy access to London with trains from nearby Twyford station taking just over half an hour to get to Paddington Station.

Some 32 acres come as part of the property, taking in woodland, paddocks, stables and more. Truly a commutable country house.

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

Shropshire — £7,750,000

Spectacular almost beyond belief, this outstanding hope near Ludstone really has to be seen.

Nine bedrooms, incredible period detail, and wonderful facilities — including pool, squash court and what appears to be a farming museum — plus 177 acres that include a lake.

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

Suffolk — £4,500,000

Dating back to the 14th century, Thurston House is a spectacular country home with 16 acres, eight bedrooms and a series of magnificent equestrian facilities.

Bury St Edmunds is a charming town as well, featuring Britain’s smallest pub — The Nutshell — as well as plenty of independent shops and cafes.

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

Buckinghamshire — £2,350,000

This might be the first time we’ve ever seen ‘boxing gym’ listed as a property feature — and it’s not something you’d guess of this brick-built house in a village near Aylesbury.

There are five bedrooms, huge amounts of space, stables and more — including several barns, one of which is now a pub, another of which is the aforementioned workout space.

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

Kent — £3,995,000

This mini-White House — complete with flagpole — is as graceful and beautiful a home as we’ve seen this year — ‘exemplary’ is the word used by the agent, and that really does seem about right.

As pretty as it looks outside, the interiors are if anything even more wonderful: it has the grace and grandeur of a BBC period drama, yet somehow still feels homely and liveable. All this, and inside an hour on the train from central London.

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

Norfolk — £7,500,000

A pair of coastal properties that can be bought separately, but which bundled together could make the idea spot for multi-generational living in this totally unspoilt part of Norfolk.

Larkfields and Lark Cottage bring a touch of Long Island glamour to this part of the world, with pools, tennis courts and homes designed for inside-and-out living.

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

Buckinghamshire — £1,295,000

An Englishman’s home is literally his castle sometimes, as is the case with this four-bedroom home that is a blend of fantasy and modern living — complete with roof terrace and a turret room with incredible views.

This fun-sized, castellated delight, which dates to 1807, is for sale in a secluded, wooded spot near High Wycombe.

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

Wiltshire — £1,650,000

An absolutely glorious fairytale setting is what strikes you first at this magical country home not far from Salisbury.

Inside it’s full of charm, and while it’s well maintained inside there’s a sense of timelessess about the 1930s style within. Just delightful.

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

Dorset — £5,950,000

20 acres of land with a Grade II*-listed country house at its centre, an interior full of character, and sprawling gardens which include a pool are all part of the mix at Buckshaw House.

The rooms are built on a scale you just don’t see these days, with high ceilings, wonderful bay windows and ornate plasterwork. This really is something else.

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

Hampshire — £15,000,000

The Manor Farm Estate, stretching to 814.5 acres, at the centre of which is a Grade I-listed manor house and medieval ruins.

The list of properties included is vast — including a separately listed courtyard and coach house, and nine further cottages.

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

Hampshire — £8.000,000

An 11-bedroom home of great beauty at the centre of a 302-acre estate near Winchester.

It’s approached via a glorious, tree-lined drive, and includes parkland, farmland, cottages and even an historic arboretum.

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

Dorset — £2,500,000

Absolutely the sort of house that we’d put on the cover of Country Life, this delightful, wisteria-clad beauty in the village of Marnhull really has to be seen.

It was built in 1680, extended in the succeeding century, and as well as its six bedrooms and plethora of character, there is also a walled garden, pool and paddock. All this and a village location too.

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

Gloucestershire — £850,000

A superbly presented Grade II listed period home in Moreton-in-Marsh with courtyard gardens, off-street parking and no chain.

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

Somerset — £4,000,000

Gothic design notes and a hillside location gives this the flavour of a Highland retreat rather than a West Country home in the Quantock Hills AONB near Bridgwater.

What was originally a Grade II-listed 19th century Gothic revival mansion has been, over the years, a sanatorium, a school and a conference centre. There is still a huge pool and a sports centre, which are part of the asking price of this 37,000 sq ft, 56-bedroom property. So much potential to do almost anything.

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

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