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The 10 Best Farmhouses on the Market Right Now

From to Shropshire to South Cornwall, these are the best farmhouses currently on the market

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Want to ditch the daily city grind for the simpler life of cows and crops? We’ve found the best farmhouses on the market right now…

1. Holmer Ridings, Buckinghamshire

Holmer Ridings

Built in the 18th century, this elegant Grade II-listed country house comes with additional equestrian pedigree, provided by a pretty stable courtyard, tack room, ménage, horse walker and lunging area. The property sits in privacy at the end of an impressive tree-lined drive (though Amersham, a picturesque market town, is close by) and is surrounded by paddocks and beautiful gardens, best enjoyed from the spacious, light-filled orangery. Available through Savills for £4,650,000

2. Ballavair Farm, Isle of Man

Ballavair Farm

Located on the north side of the Isle of Man, this cosy traditional farmhouse enjoys extraordinary coastal views over Ramsey Bay and surrounding hills. Comprising over 200 acres, Ballavair estate includes a productive beef and sheep farm as well as a range of crops, while the farmhouse itself has been recently renovated to contemporary standards, losing none of its period charm. Available through Knight Frank for £2.6m

3. Basset Down Farm, Marlborough

Bassett Down Farmhouse

This adorable, butter-yellow thatched farmhouse offers three storey’s worth of cosy interiors. With exposed wooden beams throughout, an Aga in the kitchen and a wood-burning stove, it provides all the comforts of modern life in charming period surroundings. On the first floor, the master bedroom comes with beautiful views as well as a mezzanine dressing room, while a further five bedrooms ensure there is plenty of room for friends and family when they inevitable come by. The property is surrounded by greenery, including a mature garden that stretches out towards the edge of the woods. Available through Carter Jonas for £1.5m

4. Black Hole Hollow Farm, Cambridge, New York

Black Hole Hollow Farm

Situated in Saratoga Country – near the state border between New York and Vermont – this stunning luxury estate was for a time was the summer retreat of Ian Fleming, author of the world-famous James Bond series, and featured as the setting for his short story For Your Eyes Only. Along with classic, elegant interiors and truly sumptuous gardens, the farm comes with its own storied history. Its previous owners, heiress Josephine Huntington Hartford Bryce and her husband, the British intelligence officer Ivar Felix C. Bryce, used it as their summer base, to entertain royalty and celebrities from Princess Margaret to Jacqueline Kennedy. Available through Christie’s International Real Estate for $2,950,000

5. The Great Barn, West Sussex

The Great Barn

At the heart of beautiful South Downs National Park, this stylish barn conversion is ideally situated for views of historic Amberley Castle (now a luxury hotel, it is mere steps away) and the Wildbrooks nature reserve. Inside, the extensive accommodation – comprising six bedrooms, four reception rooms and a beautiful dining room – is light-filled and attractively framed by vaulted beams throughout. The cosy living room (complete with a large open fireplace) looks out on to the Amberley Wildbrooks nature reserve. Available through Jackson Stops for £2.5m

6. Grange Farmhouse, Cotswolds

Grange Farm

Never not popular, the Cotswolds are known for their warm stone houses and bucolic surroundings; Grange Farm is no different. The Grade II-listed natural stone farmhouse sits on the edge of Marston Meysey, a popular village, affording it quiet and privacy. The property includes around 15 acres of land, comprising of formal gardens, pasture and woodland, as well as stabling and a pond. Additional accommodation is available in the two-bedroom cottage. Available through Knight Frank for £1,890,000

7. Claybottom Farm, Lake District

Claybottom Farm

Beautiful views and proximity to nature are characteristic of the Lake District, and Claybottom Farm certainly enjoys an abundance of both, situated as it is at the Lakeland’s northern end. Near the quaint villages of Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket, this lovely home is an ideal base for enjoying any number of country pursuits, from rambling walks to hiking and riding out over the fells (equestrian facilities are included). As well as charming period features, whitewashed walls and wooden beams, Claybottom is fitted with a number of luxurious touches – such as underfloor heating – which, coupled with the incredible panoramic views, make it a truly special spot. Available through Fine & Country for £1.1m

8. Newtown-in-St Martin, South Cornwall

Newtown-in-St Martin, South Cornwall

In a wonderfully peaceful position at the end of a long driveway, this light-filled period farmhouse is set the in unspoilt countryside between Helston and the sailing waters of the Helford River. Extensively renovated inside with four large bedrooms, a vaulted living room and open-plan kitchen (with an Aga, naturally), a particular draw is the bright, joiner-made conservatory. The adjoining five acres of verdant land include mature gardens, woodland, paddocks, sweeping lawns and an orchard. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £1.5m

9. Petsey Farm, Shropshire

Petesy farm

Dating back to the early 17th century, the charming black-and-white Petesy Farm was one of the properties featured in Pevsners Architectural Guide, and houses a number of interesting architectural quirks. The living room of the Grade II listed home is especially impressive, featuring dark wooden beams, a statement fireplace and two panels of listed foliage and motifs. Available through Savills for £825,000

10. Kemps Farm, Exmoor

Kemps Farm

Surrounded by the bucolic rolling hills of Exmoor National Park, Kemps Farm offers comfortable family living in a truly unspoilt location. Sitting in an estate comprising a substantial 350 acres, the six-bedroom farmhouse enjoys a south-facing position onto the River Exe valley. Further accommodation is provided by the neighbouring cottage, a recently-renovated stone and slate building with its own fireplace and garden. Available through Stags for £2.8m

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