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10 of the Best Private Estates on the Market Right Now


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10 of the Best Private Estates on the Market Right Now

Private estates fit for a king - or queen!

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Surrounded by walled gardens, nestled inside a prestigious private estate or placed behind electronic gates; we’ve got the low-down on the best secluded properties on the market right now… 

     

Hampton Hall on The Crown Estate, Surrey

Hampton-Hall-Front

If you’ve ever dreamt of living in Downton Abbey territory, this is your chance. One look at its Cotswold stone facade complete with Corinthian fluted columns, and you know that Hampton Hall is as opulent as they come. Across its 29,000 square feet is an incredible feat of architecture and craftsmanship influenced by the stately architecture of 16th century English county mansions. With 11 bedrooms and over 70 magnificent living spaces, it’s perfect for entertaining on a (very) grand scale. But although spectacular to look at, Hampton Hall is above all a home with a liveable feel amidst stunning interiors. Available through Hamptons for £29m

Bunloit Estate, Inverness

Bunloit-Estate

Situated amidst the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, Bunloit Estate enjoys its prominent position overlooking one of the most stories locations in Europe; Loch Ness – and beyond that the Mondadhliath Mountains. Locale aside, comprised of a stately principal house, two traditional holiday cottages, farm land, sporting rights and beautiful native woodland and moorland, the estate itself isn’t too shabby either. Despite its grand setting, the estate is relatively small making it a manageable and highly attractive property. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2.4m 

Ses Costes, Mallorca

Ses Costes

Dating back as early as the 13th century, this former winery was given a new life in 1985 as the breathtaking estate you see today. Majestic halls, open fireplaces, imposing archways, a gallery with a library and study and direct access to surrounding terraces are only a few of the features that make this property completely covetable. Interiors evoke an old-town Mallorca while a more recent technology refurb in 2004 have equipped it with underfloor heating and air conditioning. This extraordinary five bedroom property is ensconced in the Sierra de Tramuntana and offers unparalleled views of the glittering sea and beyond. Did we mention the estate produces its own delicious olive oil? Available through Engel & Völkers for €16.5m

Knightons Lane, Surrey

Knightons Lane

One of the finest Grade II listed country houses is tucked away at the end of a country lane, enjoying seclusion courtesy of its surrounding woodland and fields. The beautiful Regency housemates back to 1815, and while having undergone a loving restoration that allows for comfortable modern living, the interiors still boasts classic Regency period characteristics including square portico and parapet roof, decorative cornicing, Adam style fireplaces and full heigh sash windows. For summer days, the French doors in the kitchen lead onto a raised, paved terrace and stunning vine veered pergola. Outside you’ll find two excellent cottages, a house keepers annexe, stabling and farm buildings, formal gardens, an original Victorian peach house, tennis court and well-tended walled vegetable garden. Available through Knight Frank for £5.75m

Landford Lodge, Salisbury

Landford Lodge

Occupying some prime real estate in the enviable region of the New Forest, this exceptional Grade II listed country house stands proudly within a private ring fenced amenity estate. Built in the 18th century, the stunning home is approached via a private driveway which runs through the middle of the estate onto a formal parking area – an entrance as grand as the house itself. Decorated with an absolute attention to detail the house does its surroundings justice, and with four principle reception rooms boasting high ceilings and large original fireplaces, it’s ideal for entertaining and family living. Beyond the walls you’ll find mature gardens and views over an ornamental lake, a swimming pool, tennis court and traditional stables with adjoining horse paddocks. Nature lovers will enjoy the vast range of fauna that has grown in the surrounding 55 acres of mature woodland. Available through Savills, POA

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Westwood House, Worcestershire

Westwood House

If you want all the grandeur of a private estate but don’t have 10+ people to live with (or the deep pockets), an apartment in the stunning Westwood House is perfect. This stunning Grade I listed apartment finds itself within an incredible, imposing 15th century house. With three bedrooms, lots of space, wooden beams, and natural light afforded by the feature leaded windows, Apartment 9 boasts a design that at once offers modern comforts while also respecting the property’s splendid historical architecture. The open fireplace and marble surround in the Sitting Room is a particular favourite feature of ours. Available through Fine & Country for £375,000

Slogarie House, Dumfries and Galloway

Slogarie House, dumfries and galloway

Nestled in beautiful rolling countryside, this small country estate exudes a more understated grandeur than your average private estate. The Victorian country house, refitted in the 1970s, boasts nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms and five receptions rooms including a generous games room for children to play. While the Coach House offers extra accommodation in the form of two flats with a total of four bedrooms and three bedrooms. The home is enveloped by a stunningly bucolic landscape; 78 acres providing 22 acres of woodland and 56 acres of land too be exact. The piéce de rèsistance, however, has got to be the superb bespoke conservatory; the perfect setting for quite literally anything at all. Available through Galbraith for £1.4m

Dunsborough Park, Surrey

Dunsborough-Park

Country living at its most opulent, everything about this private estate exudes quintessential British grandeur. Included in the illustrious offering is tranquil landscaped grounds of 80 acres, 5 reception rooms, a bright and airy conservatory, concert hall, 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, staff accommodation, greenhouses, swimming pool, tennis court, and formal gardens… For ease of transport, you’ll have fantastic transport links to London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports – although, with this long list of features, we doubt you’ll want to leave often. Available through house. for £10m

La Mole, Cote D’Azur

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South of France at its most classically romantic, the pale peach facade of this gorgeous chateau is an idyllic retreat on the Cote D’Azur. The enviable estate is comprised of a main Bastide tasing back to 1908 and a guest house perfect for visiting friends (form an orderly queue please). Beautiful inside and out, La Mole is sat within 7 hectares of grounds laden with olive trees, oak trees, plus features a vineyard and an enchanting river. Fairytale scenes are readily available and best viewed laying back on a sun lounger with a fresh lemonade in hand. Available from Knight Frank for €3,950,000

     

Gurrow Point, Devon

Gurrow Point

It’s hard to imagine there’s a setting as picture-perfect as the one enjoyed by Gurrow Point. Perching on the north east point of the peninsula, there is no better vista of the magnificent River Dart. Enter via the poplar avenue to be greeted by flagstone steps under a portico leading to a front door which open onto a magnificent double height hall and an interior that is just as spectacular. All rooms are extremely generous with good height ceilings and beautiful details like fine cornicing, stone and wooden flooring, moulded doorways, elegant arches and a sprinkling of period marble and wooden fireplaces. Of course, the house is surrounded by stunning gardens complete with stone steps, green house, chicken run and ornate fountain. Available through Savills, POA

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