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Whether you dream of retiring to your own manor or are seriously looking into buying a second home in the countryside, our round-up of beautiful country homes on the market now brings you the latest in luxury rural real estate, every day.

The Best New Properties on the Market Now

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Helford River, Nr. Mawnan Smith, Cornwall

Set within 1.3 acres of gorgeous green parkland style grounds sits this wisteria clad property. Inside this five bedroom house there’s a plethora of original features; think barrelled ceilings, granite fireplaces and a handmade oak kitchen fit with an aga. Plus, the balconies upstairs mean you can gaze at stunning sea views, and if you head outside,  there’s a private path which takes you to a little sandy beach and cove in minutes. This is a truly dreamy destination for spending summer days with family or friends. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £2.850,000

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Hardley, Norfolk

Those who like their property with a backstory, Hardley Hall has earned its place in English history. It was featured in the Doomsday survey, witnessed the dissolution of the monasteries and has accommodated countless nobility. It now stands as a Grade II Listed country home, boasts an abundance of Tudor and Elizabethan features and was mentioned extensively in Nikolaus Pevsner’s Buildings of England. With seven bedrooms, plenty of space to entertain, a wine cellar and gorgeous gardens – it has all the charm and facilities to ensure a dreamy English countryside life. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,850,000

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Great Chesterford, Essex

Dating back to the 15th century, this Grade II listed property boasts an abundance of period features. Think exposed wooden beams, inglenook fireplace, stone tiled flooring and solid oak doors. And this cosy cottage is seriously snug – you can just imagine spending cold winter nights tucked up in front of the roaring fire. And Christmases here? Just dreamy. Available through Cheffins for £850,000

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Beckhampton, Marlborough

Once home to the English cricketer and racehorse trainer Herbert Blagrave, this property sits in a pretty part of the North Wessex Downs. Boasting a swimming pool, tennis court, gym and stables – it would certainly suit an active occupant. And just next door you’ll find Beckhampton horse stables, which is home to none other than the Queen’s horses. Available through The Country House Department for offers over £3,250,000

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Falmouth, Cornwall

This dreamy creek-side property is perched just above the Helford Estuary, with a slipway, boatshed and running mooring ideally located at the end of its garden, perfect for easily jetting off on a sunny day. Inside, there’s four bedrooms, a sitting room with a wood burner, a sun room with panoramic views of the estuary, and french doors which easily connect the house to the stunning layered gardens. Available through Knight Frank for £2,250,000

Ickwell, Bedfordshire

Ickwell, Bedfordshire

Nestled in an idyllic village in Bedfordshire, this chocolate box cottage sits overlooking the village green. Originally two separate properties, it offers the cosiness of a cottage whilst boasting ample space. Outside, there’s a delightful summerhouse perfect for the work-from-home lifestyle; if you’re commuting – King’s Cross is just over half an hour away by train. Available through Michael Graham for £800,000

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

You’ll find this Cotswold stone cottage perched in a quiet hamlet in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Inside it’s been beautifully refurbished and modernised while retaining that quintessential cottage feel. There’s three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large connected sitting room and dining room. Surrounding the cottage is an abundance of greenery and pretty flowers, with a stone patio perfect for a morning coffee or summer evening drinks. Available through Knight Frank for £795,000

Heathfield, East Sussex

Heathfield, East Sussex

Red brick, white windows and wisteria clad, this pretty property could be taken right out of an English country novel. You’ll find exposed wooden beams and linenfold panelling throughout the property, while French doors open up the sitting room to the 7.52 acres of stunning gardens. Within the gardens there’s a swimming pool, tennis court, pond and another property in the form of Oast House. Whether you’ll use it for a granny annexe, commercial use or for entertaining purposes – it’s certainly an added luxury. Available through Strutt & Parker for £3,250,000

Ivybridge, Devon

Ivybridge, Devon

Escape to the countryside in this Grade II Listed farmhouse, nestled in the wild moorland of Dartmoor National Park. The property is set within an impressive 68 acres of moorland; there’s woodlands, the River Erme, and an abundance of wildlife. Inside, the house is bursting with gorgeous period features: think wood panelling, original fireplaces, wall panelling and an impressive Georgian staircase. This is a seriously special property for those who want to hide away in idyllic bliss. Available through March and Petit, POA

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Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Tucked away behind woodlands and nestled amongst 20 acres of greenery sits this neo-Georgian Grade II listed country home. There’s wood panelling, ornate carvings and chandeliers aplenty throughout this charming property, as well as it boasting a cinema room, vaulted conservatory and a swimming pool – if you weren’t already sold. Available through Savills for offers over £4,500,000

Pinner, Middlesex white house

Pinner, Middlesex

Dating from the 16th century, this Grade II Listed property is one of Pinner’s oldest houses. Positively oozing with charm, there’s an abundance of period features – think original fireplaces, huge vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams and terracotta floors – while you can find modern comforts like a heated outdoor swimming pool and parking for up to 6 cars outside. Available through Jackson-Stops for £3,000,000

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St Martin, Jersey

Just a short walk from Fliquet Bay, this gorgeous family home is positioned in the highly popular parish of St Martin in Jersey. With louvered white windows and a pretty cream exterior, the property sits within an acre of gardens containing a trickling stream and a heated swimming pool. Inside, the house has plenty of living space and retains many traditional features including an aga in the kitchen and gorgeous fireplaces. There’s also a 2-bedroom annexe which is ideal for having guests to stay.

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Little Bytham, South Lincolnshire

This picture-perfect former farmhouse is nestled in rural South Lincolnshire. With exposed brick walls, wooden beams, and high ceilings, Glebe Farm is bursting with character. Meanwhile, the one-bedroom barn conversion, complete with a pool, is an undeniable added luxury. There’s also equestrian facilities and a whole eight acres to gallop around in outside. Available through Fine & Country for £1,300,000

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Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Once a party home for Hollywood stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, this historic manor house oozes character. It’s got thatched roofs, latticed windows, while inside there’s oak timbers and beams. And it’s certainly still a fantastic party venue. In the summer there’s plenty of space for hosting drinks or lounging round the pool, or there’s various reception to cosy up in during the winter. Available through Knight Frank for £5,000,000

Stebbing, Essex

Any horse lovers searching for a beautiful family home – look no further. This Georgian-style property stands among 9.25 acres of grounds and boasts a stable yard and fenced paddocks. It’s conveniently positioned near Chelmsford Racecourse and its local village has a pub, school and a lovely church. Available through Fenn Wright for £3,850,000 

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Ridley, Cheshire

Nestled in the Cheshire countryside, this large property would make a perfect family home. Spanning the property there’s pretty gardens, a separate detached cottage and rolling countryside views. While inside, it’s been beautifully decorated, impeccably blending modern comforts with traditional country living. There’s even a free-standing bath, perfect for taking a soak after a long country walk. Available through Savills for £1,450,000

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Heathfield, East Sussex

This period property is positively bursting with character. The house is quirky: there’s trompe l’oeil stone walls, a Victorian gothic wing complete with imposing entrance hall and grand ‘medieval hall’, brick block flooring, and there’s even a turret. Outside, there’s lovely gardens both in front and round the back, with a swimming pool tucked on the side. The property is in need of some work, but it’s perfect for someone with a weakness for character and charm. Available through Savills for £1,550,000

New Hall, Dudleston

Dudleston, Ellesmere

Horse lovers – this one’s for you. With a range of equestrian facilities, stables, outbuildings and woodland areas, this Grade II listed property is perfect for those who love to ride. Gallop around the 8 acres of land and when you’re tired, snuggle in front of the inglenook fireplace with a hot cup of tea. Available through Knight Frank for £875,000 

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Alderton, Suffolk

Live out your quintessential English fairytale in this beautiful Georgian house. Surrounded by greenery, this red brick property with its pretty painted white windows is breathtaking both inside and out. The wide central French doors open onto the terrace veranda with alfresco dining, making it ideal for entertaining. Meanwhile its multiplicity of gorgeous and warm rooms make it the perfect family home. Available through Knight Frank for £2,750,000

Bayard House

Weymouth, Dorset

If you love tradition, then this period property could be your dream home. This gorgeous Victorian detached house is set within private walled gardens, while inside you can find extensive period features: think high ceilings, ornate coving and panelled doors. Available through Symonds & Sampson for £1,350,000

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Old Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey

Live in utter luxury in this palatial property. Marble lines the oval reception hall and sweeping staircase, there’s a limestone fireplace in drawing room, a bespoke Italian kitchen and numerous deluxe facilities including a cinema and spa facilities. The master bedroom only elevates this property’s splendour further, with its sitting area, dual dressing rooms and dual luxury en suite bathroom. Available through Savills for £10,950,000

Hipwells farmhouse

Hipwells, Northamptonshire

This detached farmhouse is what tempts so many people to the country: the seemingly inordinate amount of space. There’s over 5,476 sq. ft of accommodation inside, boasting seven double bedrooms and five reception rooms. There’s also a heated pool outside, a tennis court and a detached pool house. This property really does have everything you would want for your perfect family home. Available through Michael Graham for £1,750,000

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Over Alderley, Cheshire

This sleek property offers modern and hi-tech living in the midst of panoramic countryside. There’s state-of-the-art smart system technology is integrated throughout, and it’s positively bursting with light, thanks to the extensive lining of floor-to-ceiling windows and the huge circular atrium. Particularly stunning is the view of the Cheshire Plain and the Welsh hills from the indoor swimming pool. Available through Fine and Country for £6,500,000

Zinch Cottage Somerset

Zinch Cottage, Stogumber

This cosy cottage looks like it’s been taken out of a storybook. Nestled in the heart of a highly sought-after Somerset village, this 3-bedroom property has plenty of character. It has thatched roofs, a wood burning stove and is tucked within pretty gardens. Enjoy your morning coffee from the garden bench and get lost in the views of rolling hills. Available through Humberts for £610,000

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Home Farm, Trevarno, Cornwall

This picture-perfect Farmhouse is the ultimate country retreat. The traditional exterior is breath-taking, while the house’s interior perfectly blends tradition with modern comforts. Outside, there’s a large garden, two barns and a Hot Tub, making this the property perfect for entertaining. Available through Savills for £1,750,000

Charlton Place

Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne, Canterbury CT4

This stunning property has seen it all. It’s seen monarchs come and go, changed hands at the reformation, been used in both civil and world wars, entertained prince regents, rumoured to be visited by Jane Austen, and was the home of Dr Barnardo himself. If that doesn’t tempt you, there’s the central kitchen with AGA and dining room attached, plenty of fireplaces all over, farm office, library, 2 wine cellars, swimming pool, squash court and a whopping 129 acres of land. Available through Strutt & Parker for £3,500,000

Castle, France

Rumoured to have been built for Queen Victoria’s favourite dressmaker, this 5-bedroom French castle will have you living like royalty. With a heated pool, a cottage and set in 2 hectares of park, this property would be the perfect getaway for a family or a group of friends. Available through Hamptons International Property for £926,000

Zeals House

Zeals House, Mere, Wiltshire

Always dreamt of running a bespoke Country House Hotel? While this Grade 1 Listed Wiltshire home could easily be the dream family home, its multiplicity of rooms, extensive grounds, and coach house, stable block and two gate lodges on its grounds – it has the potential of becoming the dream country retreat. Available through Knight Frank for £5,500,000 


Greinton, Bridgwater, Somerset

Dating all the way from the 16th Century, this Grade II listed property is a country manor in miniature. Behind the stone facade you’ll find an abundance of period features; a chesnut pannelled dining room, curved staircase, original fireplaces, an orial window and a galleried landing. Meanwhile outdoors there’s sprawling grounds teeming with plant life, walled gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, a hard tennis court, a views over the farmland beyond. Available through Knight Frank for £1,500,000

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Homefield, Lower Contour Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth

Enjoy unrivalled views over the River Dart and surrounding countryside from this family home. Tucked away on the edge of South Hams (a quaint riverside villiage popular with sailing communities), the house has four bedrooms, airy open plan living spaces and a long sloping lawn. Best of all though is the decking, which you access by stepping out through the kitchen’s glass doors, and which is the perfect place to dine al fresco while gazing out over the river. Available through Marchand Petit for £1,500,000

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Gaddesden Row, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Nestled on the edge of a villiage in rural Hertfordshire, this idyllic country home will fulfill all your cottagecore fantasies. Behind the vine covered stone facade you’ll find exposed brick fireplaces, timber beamed bathrooms and four delightful bedrooms. Meanwhile, wander out through the french doors to discover a quaint patio area, a sprawling lawn, and plenty of outbuildings. Perfect for summer picnic, or cosy winter nights. Available through Savills for £1,250,000

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The Thatched Cottage, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

It may be called The Thatched Cottage, but with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, an indoor pool and a steam room this is a veritable country mansion. Indoors is classical, with charming views over the mature grounds. Meanwhile, if you stroll out through the French doors you’ll discover a paradise of tree lined walkways, shaded pergolas, sprawling lawns and even a vegetable patch. Available through Savills for £2,950,000

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Gatcombe, Newport, Isle of Wight

Escape to the Isle of Wight and you’re own private period estate in this gorgeous property. With a classical facade, sash windows and ivy covered stone walls, Gatcombe is the epitome of Georgian elegance. Inside you’ll find eleven bedrooms and sweeping, high ceilinged reception rooms perfect for entertaining. Meanwhile, outside there are 48 idyllic acres of tree lined walkways, open fields and landscaped gardens. There’s even a pool to wow your guests – as if they weren’t already impressed enough. Available through Savills for £5,950,000

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South Ridge, St Georges Hill, Weybridge, Surrey

Tucked away in the affluent Surrey neighbourhood of St Georges Hill, this six-bedroom home is ideal for entertaining friends and family. There’s an al fresco leisure area complete with BBQ, pool and outdoor bar. If you venture further into the grounds you’ll find over two acres of landscaped gardens, tennis courts and even a golf course. Available through Savills for £7,950,000



Tudor Lodge, Craddock, Cullompton

With seven bedrooms, sprawling gardens and an open plan country kitchen, this is the perfect family home to escape the city in. A charming example of an arts and crafts home, the property has wooden beams and log burners to give it a cosy country feel. Not that you’ll be sacrificing luxury – there’s a 31ft indoor swimming pool, wet room and sauna to be discovered near the games room and studio. Available through Jackson-Stops for £1,650,000


Elibank House luxury property

Elibank House, Buckinghamshire

As one of Queen Anne’s finest houses in South East England, Elibank House is both a historic 18th Century marvel and only a 17-minute train ride into London. Replete with original period features such as the panelled rooms and Venetian windows with original architraves, the property has undergone an extensive restoration project for the last 25 years.

The sense of history extends outside too: Tree-lined avenues draw the eye to Windsor Castle in view from the Garden. Available through The Country House Department for 3,3750,000

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The Old Rectory, Lavendon, Buckinghamshire

Grade II listed and just sixteen minutes drive from the popular town of Bedford, this Georgian Rectory is a picture perfect country home. Inside there’s high ceilings, fireplaces, elegant sash windows and grand reception rooms – in short, all the trappings of a period home. Outdoors is no less stately; think wraparound walled gardens, sweeping lawns and driveways, and a glorious view of the church. Available through Michael Graham, POA

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Church Farm and Littlecourt, Whelford, Fairford, Gloucestershire

Escape to the country in this idyllic Cotswolds retreat. Grade II Listed and built from traditional Cotswold stone, the property is approached by a sweeping drive that takes you past the paddock, meadow and charming stone barn. Picnic on the patio, frolic on the lawn, or snuggle up in front of the original fireplace in your wood-beamed sitting room. For the ultimate cottagecore experience, there’s even a farmhouse style kitchen for baking. Available through Knight Frank for £2,300,000



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Gibraltar Lane, Cookham Dean, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Located in what is known as the ‘wind in the willows’ backwater just outside Marlow, this house feels like something out of an old English story book. There’s six bedrooms and charming wood beamed reception rooms which open onto wooden balconies overlooking the river. Watch the swans float past, or take to the water yourself in a boat stored in your under-house mooring. There’s even a swimming pool out back for the height of the British summer time. Available through Hamptons for £5,000,000

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Lancotta, Brighthampton, Oxfordshire

Set in the rolling Oxfordshire hills, this Grade II listed cottages seamlessly blends old world charm with modern comforts. From the front, it’s all Cotswolds stone and thatched roof; from the back, there’s an elegant glass extension which opens onto the patio and maximises views of the garden. Get creative with the outdoor pizza oven, or relax on the BBQ terrace for the cottagecore summer party of dreams. Available through Knight Frank for £1,000,000

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The Round House, Woodmancote, Gloucestershire

Originally part of the Ridge Estate, this charming miniature tower has been transformed into a self-contained home over the years. Today it has between three and five bedrooms, a large country kitchen and cosy stone-walled living rooms, while still preserving the characterful curved shape. Work from home in the sunken mirrored studio, dine on the terraces, explore the surrounding woodland or simply sip a coffee on the bedroom balcony and gaze out over the trees. Available through Knight Frank for £845,000


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