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10 of the Best Properties in the Home Counties

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10 of the Best Properties in the Home Counties

So many home counties, so many great properties to choose from...

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From country estates and new developments to mill houses and Victorian water towers, here is our pick of the best properties in the home counties…

1. Highfield, Surrey

Millgate Home, Highfield, Surrey

In the Surrey village gem that is Lingfield, this development by Millgate Homes comprises of three, four and five-bedroom homes overlooking gorgeous countryside views. The Arts & Crafts style houses are available both detached and semi-detached, each unique and with its own design features and character. This development offers serene, luxury country living, very close by to the village of Lingfield that dates back to Saxon times and offers an attractive selection of amenities including pubs, restaurants, and its well-known horse racing course, Lingfield Park. Available through Millgate via Hamptons and Jackson-Stops with three-bedroom homes starting from £725,000


2. The Water Tower, Halstead

The Water Tower, Halstead

This fascinating property is a prime example of converted Victorian water towers, in a secluded and generous plot of their own. The quirky pair of properties with their stunning red brick exteriors date back to the 1800s and offer unique living. Spread over 6 floors there are four bedrooms, four living rooms and a secondary ‘secret’ staircase. The interiors are inspiring, from the glazed-arch front door to the sweeping views from the roof terrace. Available through Essex Heritage, POA

3. The Old Rectory, Sible Hedingham

The Old Rectory, Sible Hedingham

This eight-bedroom, five-bathroom home is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion. Constructed around 1714, The Old Rectory now boasts a tennis court, swimming pool and 5.2 acres of exceptional grounds. Features of note include the entrance with its stone canopy and dentilled cornice, the cellar which incorporates seven chambers, and the dining and sitting rooms, library and study which all include grand fireplaces. Available through Carter Jonas for £1.995m

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4. Crabbett Wood, Surrey

Crabbett Wood, Surrey

A rural country house with beautiful exteriors and exciting period features. This six-bed house sits on Itchingwood Common Road in Oxted, Surrey, in an elevated position giving it unparalleled views. Crabbett Woods is within a whopping 13 acres of grounds which includes mature land and landscaped gardens. The interior is an ode to its year of creation, the 1930s, with stunning period assets such as brick fireplaces, exposed timber beams and wood panelling. Available through Knight Frank for £2.5m

5. Stanford Mill, Hampshire

Stanford Mill, Hampshire

Set in immaculately kept grounds in Stanford in Hampshire is Stanford Mill, a mill house and guest cottage nestled within 10 acres of serene, private grounds. The flexible living layout is ideal for families, set over two floors with large windows looking over the formal gardens, lakes, streams and paddocks beyond. Enjoy the private driveway leading up to the house and into the vaulted entrance hall which is a complete sun-trap. Available through Knight Frank for £1.75m 

6. Castle Mill House, Surrey

Castle Mill House, Surrey

This beautiful detached house in Surrey is situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Castle Mill House is Grade II listed and dates back to the 19th century, which is denoted through its many remaining original period features. Admire the statement staircase, which leads to the first and second floors where you’ll find yourself gawping at the breathtaking protected countryside views. Available through Jackson-Stops for £2m

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7. The Old Cottage, Hertfordshire

The Old Cottage, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Head to Hemel Hempstead and fall in love with this three-bedroom beauty of a home. The Old Cottage, a Grade II listed detached property, boasts a classic red brick exterior and an interior graced with beautiful original timber beams. The walled gardens include a wealth of colourful flowerbeds and shrubs, and the house itself is conveniently nearby the centre of Hemel Hempstead and its mainline train station. Available through Strutt & Parker for £645,000

8. The Vale, Berkshire

The Vale, Berkshire

If you’re after a family home with a plentiful amount of bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms and lots of outdoor space, The Vale on Woodside Lane in Berkshire might well be the perfect property for you. The stunning gardens, set within the property’s 2.75 acres of land, includes a swimming pool and tennis court, along with abundant lawns and terraces. The Vale offers privacy and quiet, however its close proximity to the village of Woodside means you’re not far from amenities. Plus if you’re looking for somewhere near a school, The Vale is very closeby to Eton College! Available through Strutt & Parker for £3.5m

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9. Merlinwood, Skipton

Merlinwood, Skipton

Plastered with glorious red foliage, Merlinwood is a magical home in the heart of Thornton in Craven. Saunter up the impressive staircase that leads to the first floor which houses six of the seven bedrooms, then follow the second staircase down to the rear hall which you’ll find the final bedroom, complete with a walk-in-wardrobe and beautiful bathroom. Available through Hunters for £1.35m 

10. Roundwood, Surrey

Roundwood, Surrey

This impressive Victorian home sitting on Sunninghill Road in Surrey dates back to 1870. The country estate offers flexible and refined accommodation with nine bedrooms and six warm living rooms. Throughout the home you’ll find classic period features such as the grand, high ceilings and ornamental cornicing that holds rich history and character. Available through Savills for £5.65m

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