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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.

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Dalton House, Dalton, Newcastle upon Tyne


An imposing Grade-II Listed period house, dating back to the 19th century. Having undergone extensive refurbishments over the years, the six-bedroom stone-built house is accompanied by numerous outbuildings – including a garage and stable with a grazing paddock. The spacious and tranquil property is also surrounded by picturesque gardens and grounds. Available through Finest Properties for £1,695,000.



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    Dalton House, Dalton, Newcastle upon Tyne

    An imposing Grade-II Listed period house, dating back to the 19th century. Having undergone extensive refurbishments over the years, the six-bedroom stone-built house is accompanied by numerous outbuildings – including a garage and stable with a grazing paddock. The spacious and tranquil property is also surrounded by picturesque gardens and grounds. Available through Finest Properties for £1,695,000.


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    Beetlehook Cottage, Plaistow Road, Kirdford, West Sussex 

    A charming country home situated in a secluded yet peaceful location, surrounded by beautiful gardens and the National Trust land. Beetlehook Cottage is the ideal family home with bright and spacious rooms, beautiful period features and picturesque views. Available through House Partnership for £1.75m

  • Higher Shute Farm, Huish Champflower, Taunton, Somerset

    A beautiful country house dating back to the 19th century, offering modern standards of comfort in a traditional style home. With large oak-framed rooms, unusually high ceilings and an oak staircase, the five-bedroom property is the perfect mixture of period and modern features. The home has stunning views of the surrounding gardens with an orchard, shrubs and a wildlife pond. Available through Stags for £1,495,000


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    Fawley Lodge, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire

    A historic Grade-II Listed country home dating back to the 18th century. Situated on the outskirts of the highly desirable Henley-on-Thames, the charming property includes many period features with large bay windows, an elegant drawing room and a beautiful inglenook fireplace. Having undergone extensive refurbishments, the house also contains additional desirable amenities with a modern cinema room, idyllic garden and countryside views and a tennis court. Available through Knight Frank for £2,375,000

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    Old Rectory House, Church Lane, Ripple

    A Grade-II Listed property dating back to the Queen Anne period, with Victorian refurbishments. The charming eight-bedroom home overlooks beautiful gardens, farmland and countryside with many period features including moulded cornices, exposed timbers and stripped pine architraves. Perfect for entertaining guests in the summer, the property includes a summer house, kitchen and herb garden with space for over eight cars in the side garage. Available through Bright and Bright for £1,250,000



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    Scoble House, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon

    A Queen Anne/Georgian property, with history dating back to the 11th century. The charming house, with eight bedrooms arranged over five floors, boasts period features with a Horseshoe fireplace, Georgian windows and shutters. The property overlooks beautiful gardens with a walled kitchen garden and three acres of agricultural land with its own detached outbuilding. Available through Merchand Petit for £2,250,000.

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    Landhurst Wood, Gallipot Hill, Hartfield, East Sussex

    A beautiful country house set in 28 acres of stunning gardens and paddocks, extensively refurbished to the highest standards with modern and elegant interiors. Additional desirable features includes a Clive Christian kitchen, a vast vegetable garden and a swimming pool and tennis court, perfect for those outdoor sunny days. Available through Knight Frank for £6m

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    Badgers Cottage, Stone, Aylesbury, Buckingham

    A period Grade II-Listed property with original charming features including beautiful fireplaces, exposed beams and latch and brace doors. The country cottage has also undergone renovation and boosts modern features with a three-bedroom barn conversion and a detached home office. Situated in an ideal location, the property has stunning views of the countryside and idyllic surrounding gardens. Available through Michael Graham for £1,250,000

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    Honeypot Farm, Hanley Castle, Worcester

    A charming country home, dating back to the 19th century. Situated in a secluded and peaceful rural location, the period property has undergone extensive refurbishment with six bedrooms and three receptions. Beautiful French doors lead to the terrace, overlooking the Malvern Hills and landscaped gardens, shrubs and hedges. Available through Knight Frank for £1.3m

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    Padbury Lodge, Church Lane, Padbury

    A stunning detached property dating back to the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. Boosting traditional period features with ornate coving, an original open fireplace with a stone surround and panelled internal doors, the eight-bedroom house also sits in two acres of picturesque gardens and grounds with mature copper beech, mulberry and cedar trees interspersed throughout. Available through Michael Graham for £2,350,000

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    Langford Hall, Witham Road, Essex

    A historical Grade-II Listed manor house arranged over three floors with notable period features including original timber panelling, sash windows and striking fireplaces with a beautiful carved wooden surround. The seven-bedroom property is surrounded by nature with stunning gardens, pristine lawns, a serene pond and weeping willow trees. Available through Strutt and Parker for £1,850,000

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    Walnut Lodge, Bath, Somerset

    Designed by a premiere Bath architect, this beautiful detached family home is surrounded by idyllic gardens, pretty flower beds, fruit trees, a vegetable garden and outstanding countryside views. The property also boosts spacious rooms with a large bay window overlooking the heated swimming pool and an outdoor pizza oven – perfect for entertaining guests in a tranquil setting. Available through Knight Frank for £2,750,000


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    Deer Park Lodge, Tavistock, Deon

    A remarkable seven-bedroom Victorian townhouse, dating back to the 19th century when it was first built by the Duke of Bedford. The historical property boosts slate and granite tiling, cast iron fireplaces and shuttered sash windows. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, other desirable features include a beautiful flagstone slate patio leading out to the side garden, a games room and a modern gym. Available through Stags for £1.1m. 

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    Deers Hill, Sutton Lane, Surrey

    Inspired by the Arts and Crafts designs of Edwin Lutyens, this charming five-bedroom country house combines traditional style with modern architecture. Sitting on a hilltop location with desirable views of the woodland and South West, the interior of the house is just as impressive. The property features a comprehensive cinema room, vast games room and a multi-purpose studio. Available through Knight Frank for £3.5m. 


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    Marsh House, Kingston St Mary, Somerset

    Fronted by an imposing Georgian façade, the Grade II-listed Marsh House is an impressive property dating back to the 18th century. The house has undergone an extensive and sympathetic modernisation, combining the charming original features with a new and practical design. The property is the ideal family home with beautiful French doors leading to the terrace, an extensive wine cellar and an heated indoor swimming pool. Available through Knight Frank for £3.25m  

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    Woodhouse Place, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey

    Woodhouse Place is a beautiful wisteria-clad Grade-II property, situated in a charming garden and grounds, dating back to the 17th century. Undergoing an intensive refurbishment in the 18th and 20thcenturies, with spacious 6-7 bedrooms and a superb vaulted kitchen/breakfast room, it is the perfect fairy-tale family home. Additional desirable features include a swimming pool and tennis court in a tranquil rural location. Available through Knight Frank for £3.5m

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    Pelham Hall, Burwash, East Sussex

    Pelham Hall is a beautiful Grade II historical house, dating back to the 14th Century. Situated on the popular village of Burwash, the grand Sussex Hall House comprises of impressive spacious rooms with ceiling timbers, wooden flooring and wattle and daub walls. Undergoing renovations in previous years, the property features a modern kitchen/breakfast room with a balcony overlooking the idyllic gardens – making it the perfect family home. Available from Knight Frank for £900,000

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    The Mirrie, Denham, Buckinghamshire

    This gorgeous Queen Anne style country house dates back to the 13th century, surrounded by two acres of picturesque gardens. Previously occupied by actress Googie Withers and her husband John McCallum, the enchanting property boosts spacious rooms with Georgian style sash windows, a beautifully carved oak staircase and antique open fireplaces. Additional desirables features include a six acre paddock, summer house and a swimming pool. Available from Hamptons International for £3,500,000

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    The Old Vicarage, Lode, Cambridgeshire

    The Old Vicarage, a beautiful large Victorian country house, sits in an acre of idyllic landscaped gardens in the village of Lode – home of the National Trust’s Anglesey Abbey which dates back to the 12th century. The six-bedroom property is full of character and charm throughout, with a gothic-inspired swimming pool, magnificent living room with French doors leading to the garden and a wine cellar. Available through Cheffins for £1.7m

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    Whitewater Mill – Hook, Hampshire

    This picturesque home dates back as far as the early 1600’s, believed to have been part of the Tylney Estate and later refurbished in 1988 by Danish film producer Just Betzer. Situated in Hampshire with breathtaking views of the formal garden, rose bushes and lily pond, the enchanting Grade II-listed Mill House features charming beamed ceilings and striking fireplaces. Other highlights include a detached studio cottage, gymnasium and swimming pool. Available through Hamptons International for £3,750,000

  • Pond House

    Pond House, Berkshire

    This glorious home combines every convenience of 21st century living with carefully-chosen antique features – sourced everywhere from Norfolk to Normandy – with immeasurably charming results. Set within four acres of beautiful grounds, the property’s stunning formal gardens and lily pond can all be enjoyed from the bedrooms, thanks to the triple aspect views. Available through Savills for £3.75m

  • Thatch Cottage, Blandford Forum, Dorset

    This lovely West Country cottage dates back to the 18th century and has all the charm to go with it. Grade II-listed, it has painted and rendered walls. a traditional thatched roof and is nestled into a rose-filled garden. It was recently renovated to include underfloor heating downstairs and a modern kitchen. Upstairs, there’s four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Available from Knight Frank for £750,000

  • The Tower House, Marlow

    The Tower House, Buckinghamshire

    A magnificent Arts & Crafts property, the creatively-designed Tower House is perched in a tranquil, secluded position overlooking the Thames, in the historic village of Medmenham. Interiors have been thoroughly restored whilst retaining character features. The beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds are a manicured delight, with shaped topiary and flowering borders, and the property’s three acres include woods and private access to a nature reserve. The outdoor pool and dining areas, accessed through the sun-dappled glass sitting room, are ideal for summer days and evenings spent entertaining. Available through Knight Frank for £2,250,000

  • Triscombe House

    Triscombe House, Taunton

    This magnificent Grade II-listed country house comes with 19 acres of gardens and parkland – ideal inspiration for any artist – plus 8-10 bedrooms ripe for conversion into a creative space. There’s also a recording studio with a sound-proof booth for budding podcasters or musicians, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar and dedicated home cinema when you need a little creative refreshment. Available through Knight Frank for £4.5m

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    Glynn House, Bodmin

    Equidistant from north Cornwall’s wild beaches and the south coast’s secluded coves and inlets, Glynn House is a beautiful, impressive house that dates back to the mid-18th century. Its history is exciting: it was used as a secret naval base in WWII and, more recently, was the base for the Glynn Research Ltd laboratory, founded by Nobel Prize-winning biologist Peter D Mitchell. Today, the renovation possibilities are extensive, and the detached Clock House is ripe for conversion into an artist’s studio. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £3.25m

  • Sewards Hall

    Sewards Hall, Felsted

    Sewards Hall, a fine Georgian country house that dates back to 1787, sits in five acres of formal lawns in the heart of Essex countryside. Incredibly, it’s only 35 minutes from London Liverpool Street (so you can have the best of both worlds) and offers six bedrooms as well as studio space, a large garden room and an outside workshop – all offering heaps of potential for creative types. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1.75m

  • Little Haugh Hall

    Little Haugh Hall, Suffolk

    An exceedingly fine and stately manor in West Suffolk, Little Haugh Hall is typically Georgian in style, Grade II* listed and dating back to the 18th century. Inside, beautifully proportioned rooms are filled with period features attesting to the property’s history and grandeur: they include a dramatic carved staircase with a magnificent painted ceiling, elaborate fireplaces and elegant wall cornicing in the reception rooms. Sitting in over 160 acres of parkland, the property has gardens, stabling facilities and outhouse accommodation, all in a sublime lakeside surrounding. Available through Strutt & Parker for £6,350,000

  • Court Farm

    Court Farm, Buckinghamshire

    Fronted by a classically symmetrical façade, the Grade II-listed Court Farm is an elegant Georgian property dating back to 1771. The house has benefitted from sympathetic modernisation, creating light, unfussy spaces for living and entertainment. Outside is just as pretty: there’s formal gardens, a lovely outdoor patio flanked by topiary and borders, a shaded swimming pool, stables and separate summer house. Available through Savills for £4,750,000

  • Crockham House

    Crockham House, Kent

    Thought to date back to the 15th century, Crockham House is instantly recognisable as a property of historic and architectural significance. Listed as Grade II*, the seven-bedroom house is a fine period property throughout, with wood flooring, exposed timber beams 17th-century panelling and inglenook fireplaces. Of particular note are the gorgeous gardens, designed by National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill: the expert landscaping makes for a truly enchanting outdoor space.  Available through Knight Frank for £3.5m

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    Salterbridge House, Co. Waterford, Ireland

    One of the Great Houses occupying the Blackwater Valley in Ireland’s picturesque Co. Waterford, the 18th century Salterbridge House is a grand period property commanding outstanding views of the surrounding country; throughout its history, the house was only sold once, in the 1940s. The impressive estate of 136 acres encompasses a spacious stable yard and separate Steward’s House (with five bedrooms), while the Regency-style house itself features eight bedrooms, elegant interiors with period accents and a dramatic central staircase. Available through Christie’s International Real Estate for €3,250,000

  • Horsebridge House

    Horsebridge House, West Sussex

    Known for its vineyards and bucolic countryside, West Sussex is an ideal choice for homebuyers looking for a rural location with good links to London. Set in the famously beautiful South Downs Natural Park, Horsebridge House enjoys a tranquil location within 17 acres of its own grounds and paddocks. The house features five bedrooms, a cosy eat-in kitchen with a four-oven Aga and a sun-dappled conservatory dining room that opens onto the outdoor terrace. Available through Savills for £3,750,000

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    Saint Emilion, Gironde

    In the heart of the celebrated St. Emilion region of Bordeaux, this charming château is another property with two swimming pools, one of which is heated for year-round swims. Surrounded by a wonderfully verdant garden, the château has been carefully renovated, with tasteful interiors and a fine period character across its four bedrooms and large central living area. Along with the main property, there are three luxurious independent gîtes. Available through Christie’s International Real Estate for €1,395,000

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    The Manor House, Sutton Green, Surrey

    A picture-perfect Grade II listed property situated in the coveted Sutton Park Estate, The Manor House features a beautiful wisteria-clad façade, charming landscaped gardens, and spacious interiors, many of which are in keeping with the property’s captivating Regency style. Other highlights include both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an annexe (currently used as an office), a hard surfaced tennis court, and close proximity to the quaint and countrified village of Sutton Green. Available for £5.5m through Paul Gransbury. Email or visit

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    Colesgrove Manor, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

    Formerly titled Warwick House and dating back to 1629, this historic Hertfordshire country home was even once the residence of Oliver Cromwell’s son. Now, Colesgrove Manor makes for an ideal family home, extended in 1830 and looked after by resident and novelist, Doris Leslie in the 1950s. Sat quietly amongst 3.5 acres of beautiful grounds, the impressive seven-bedroom property features a detached Lodge House, heated outdoor swimming pool and spacious conservatory with views across the garden. Available through Hamptons International for £2,995,000.

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    Rope Hall, Nantwich

    Cosy and versatile, Rope Hall is the perfect period property. Set within 2.5 acres of incredibly private grounds, the five-bedroom house is a tranquil sanctuary that’s fully equipped for every aspect modern living, and includes a professional-standard kitchen and two snug reception rooms. Nantwich is a historic market town, boasting the highest concentration of listed buildings in England and an abundance of Tudor and Georgian architecture. Available through Strutt & Parker for £1,250,000

  • Blenkinsopp Hall

    Blenkinsopp Hall, Northumberland

    Comprising of around 540 acres, the Blenkinsopp Estate is a rare opportunity to own a beautiful slice of rural Northumberland. The estate is centred around the Grade II-listed Blenkinsopp Hall, a handsome, 12-bedroom country house with an abundance of period accents – including intricate ceiling moulding and feature fireplaces – and delightful situation, surrounded by sweeping lawns. Available through Knight Frank for £4,850,000

  • Clock Barn Lodge

    Clock Barn Lodge, West Surrey

    With charming gingerbread house looks and lovely surroundings, Clock Barn Lodge is a dream country home with a south-west exposition – perfect for watching the sun set while dining out amongst the verdant gardens. As well as the principal house, with its three snug bedrooms and cosy living spaces, the property comes with a self-contained barn, which would make for an ideal home office in the current age of long-distance working. Available through Knight Frank for £1.5m

  • Buckland Tout Saints

    Buckland Tout-Saints, South Hams, Devon

    A handsome example of a William & Mary property, this Grade II-listed home sits in the heart of Devon’s rolling countryside, set in approximately 4.5 acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands. Steeped in history, the area has been the site of a Manor House since the 12th century, but the current existing property was built in the 17th century. Having until recently been run  as a small boutique hotel, but now offers a rare and excellent opportunity to be converted to a magnificent country residence. Available through Marchand Petit for £2.5m


  • The Old Sawmills

    The Old Sawmills, Cornwall

    Another home with an unforgettable view, this unique waterside property is on the market for the first time in 48 years. Perched on the edge of the River Fowey – Fowey itself, as well the charming Cornish village of Golant, can be reached by boat – the house enjoys private mooring and a wonderfully private location in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The local area also has striking literary connections: the property itself is rumoured to have been the inspiration for The Wind in the Willows, while the closest house formerly belonged to Rebecca author Daphne du Maurier. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2.25m

  • The Manor House, Limpley Stoke

    The Manor House, Limpley Stoke

    With a grand façade and beautiful front and rear gardens, this elegant Grade II property has all the hallmarks of a traditional manor home, amended over the years to make it fully equipped for modern living. In a charming E.M. Forster twist, an Edwardian boathouse provides a tranquil outdoor seating spot, facing the River Avon and the occasional meandering swan. A picturesque village, Limpley Stoke falls within a conservation area and is also a short drive away from Bath. Available through Strutt & Parker for £2.25m

  • Hill Farm, Lostwithiel, Cornwall

    Hill Farm is an elegant farmhouse in the peaceful hamlet of Lostwithiel, south-east Cornwall. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Boconnoc Estate, the property comprises 20 acres of pasture and woodland, with four double bedrooms and an open-plan kitchen in the main house. There’s an adjoining one-bedroom guest house with a home office, stables and a renovated barn with a heated pool, screening and games rooms. Available through Jonathan Cunliffe for £2.5m

  • Hogbrook Farm

    Hogbrook Farm, Leamington Spa

    With 400 years of history behind it, the utterly charming Hogbrook Farm is the picture of a perfect family home. Sitting at the end of a winding driveway and surrounded by seven verdant acres of paddocks – a dream for grazing ponies – the stylish, contemporary interior incorporates the original wooden beams and flagstone floors to lend the home a relaxed vibe. The large reception and dining areas, including a sun-dappled conservatory, are ideal for get-togethers with friends and family. Available through Mr and Mrs Clarke for £1,150,000

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    The Limes, Lincolnshire

    There is much to love about this Grade II listed Georgian property, from the beautiful walled gardens to the ivy-covered facade, Collyweston roof and detached three-bedroom cottage. An idyllic country home dating back to 17th century, further highlights include a lower ground wine cellar, kitchen garden, water feature and folly. £1,395,000,

  • Nonsuch House

    Nonsuch House, Wiltshire

    A former hunting lodge dating as far back as early as 1645, Nonsuch House is a spectacular, Grade II* William and Mary manor that offers extensive living and entertainment facilities. The interior of the 10-bedroom house boasts ornate formal interiors, with extensive wood panelling and elaborate fireplaces, while the grounds include a pool and gorgeous gardens which burst with roses and lavender. The property also comes with an estate comprising around 86 acres. Available through Carter Jonas for £3.9m.


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