C&TH has found the best Georgian homes on the market – classic in style and full of old school charm, properties don’t get prettier than this…
1. Lathbury Park, Buckinghamshire
Lathbury Park is a charming Grade II listed manor house in Buckinghamshire. Approached by a sweeping tree-lined driveway, the property’s grounds include a rose garden, sizeable greenhouse and tennis court. Its interiors play host to seven bedrooms, five reception rooms and the property even has an attached guest wing which has its own kitchen and bathroom. Don’t forget to look downstairs – there’s an extensive eight-room wine cellar . Available through Knight Frank for £3.25m.
2. The Old Rectory, Somerset
The Old Rectory is a classic Georgian home situated in the village of Hinton Blewett. Comprised of six bedrooms and five reception rooms, the property is filled with period features such as tall sash windows and elevated ceilings. It’s also a perfect home for car enthusiasts – there’s an integrated garage with space for ten vehicles. Available through Knight Frank for £2m.
3. Fir Hill, Hampshire
Offering Georgian living on a grand scale, Fir Hill is a substantial seven-bed home that sits on 5.2 acres of land. It has a conservatory, kitchen, complete with an Aga, and a self-contained apartment on the second floor that could be used for teenagers or nannies. The impressive drawing room, which runs the entire length of the property and boasts views of the gardens sweeping down to the River Meon – is the perfect space for entertaining. Available through Strutt and Parker for £4.25m.
4. Oaklands, Kent
Framed by beautiful greenery, Oaklands is a country home believed to date back to 1820. Inside lays five bedrooms, with the impressive master suite boasting a fully fitted dressing room and its own bathroom. There are also four reception rooms. Step outside and there are 12 acres of land at your disposal, as well as a converted barn which contains a games room, kitchen and shower room – a wonderful space to relax in or use for further accommodation. Available through Strutt and Parker for £1.95m.
5. Knollside, Lyme Regis
Knollside is a lovely detached home which sits just a short distance from the beach at Lyme Regis. Coming with five bedrooms and four reception rooms, the property has a wealth of character in the form of original marble fireplaces, ornate cornicing and tiled flooring. Once the weather’s warmer, head to the summerhouse in the garden which boasts views over an orchard. Available through Humberts for £750,000.
6. Innerwick House, Edinburgh
For those that would love to live slightly further afield, Innerwick is a picturesque Georgian property in Edinburgh. Perfect for large families, the home has five double bedrooms, five bathrooms and an open plan kitchen/sitting room area. The grounds play host to The Old Coach House, a three-bed living space which can be let for short-term holidays or used as secondary accomodation. Available through Savills for £3.2m.
7. The Old Rectory, Norwich
Rich with history, parts of The Old Rectory in Norfolk are believed to have been built in the 1730s. The property is composed of seven bedrooms and five reception rooms, many of which are flooded with natural light from the vast sash windows. You won’t be short of entertainment outdoors – as well as a vegetable patch, tennis court and heated swimming pool, the grounds also have areas of woodland and a wild flower meadow, perfect for taking long country strolls. Available through Savills for £1.65m.
8. Great Pulteney Street, Bath
The lower two floors of a Grade I Listed Georgian townhouse play host to this lovely apartment in Bath. Offering the rare opportunity for spacious city living, the property comes with four generous bedrooms and a private garden. Its interior decor fuses 18th-century features with current style, most notably in the modern kitchen which has an arched stone ceiling – the focal point of the home. Available through Hamptons International for £1.345m.
9. The Old Rectory, Herefordshire
With wisteria winding around its facade, The Old Rectory is pretty as a picture. The property has an impressive total of nine bedrooms, one of which boasts an interesting domed ceiling that is said to have been designed for the Bishop of Hereford. Relax in the sitting room, which provides views of the neighbouring historic church, or head to the dual-aspect library which has a large open fireplace – sure to be a hit with bookworms. Available through Andrew Grant for £1.575m.
10. Soho Square, London
Own a part of old London with 10 Soho Square, which was originally built in the 1670s. Recently redeveloped, on the property’s first floor there is now a two-bed apartment which has been finished throughout with a modern decor. Not only would you be a few steps away from the city’s shops, restaurants and cultural spots, but the apartment also benefits from 24 hour Quintessentially concierge service – could moving in be any easier? Available through CBRE for £3.75m.
11. Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
This nine-bed Georgian mansion sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in South East London. Impressive upon entry, the property boasts a sweeping gilded iron staircase in a chequered tile hallway; this is followed by six reception rooms and a lovely conservatory where you can enjoy views of the extensive landscaped gardens. Make sure not to forget your rods and bait – the house also has its own private fishing lake. Available through Dexters for £6.75m.
12. Ford House, Somerset
Properties don’t get much more scenic than Ford House, which is set on rising grounds above the banks of a small stream. Arranged over three floors, the spacious interiors hold eight bedrooms, four receptions and an extensive cellar. Outside, the gardens are dedicated to recreation, and includes everything from a heated swimming pool and tennis court to a jacuzzi, barbecue facilities, and even a custom-designed tree house for the kids. Available through Savills for £1.3m.