Boltholes with a boutique edge – make a great escape to one of these properties when you need a moment 0f calm from busy day to day life.
1. Littleton Mill Farmhouse, Wiltshire
Located at the end of a country lane, Littleton Mill Farmhouse, would make an idyllic hideaway. The Grade II listed property comprises five bedrooms and four generous reception rooms, all finished in contemporary decor. Should you need some extra space, there are also a number of outbuildings including a barn, studio, and workshop. Available through Carter Jonas for £1.2m.
2. Old Farm, Gloucestershire
At just over 5,000 square feet, Old Farm, is a grand getaway for large families. The Cotswold stone property has six double bedrooms and an impressive kitchen with a triple height vaulted ceiling. The home dates from the 15th century so also has a host of original features such as flagstone floors, exposed timbers and fireplaces. Available through Knight Frank for £1.4m.
3. Freshford Hall, Bath
Freshford Hall isn’t your typical country escape. The seven-bed property has 12 acres of land including a swimming pool and tennis court. Step inside and the drawing and dining rooms both have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views over Freshford’s grounds – a perfect backdrop for entertaining guests. Available through Knight Frank for £3.95m.
4. Bracklyn Mews, Leamington Spa
Bracklyn Mews is a four-bed home perfect for cool, modern living away from the hustle and bustle of London. The property’s ground floor has an open-plan arrangement, featuring a large atrium dining room that lets in floods of natural light. Venture to the private garden and there is also a substantial veranda which comes complete with a seating area, outdoor kitchen and hot tub. Available through Knight Frank for £900,000.
5. Granary Cottage, Swindon
Granary Cottage is a three-bed home in the village of Castle Eaton. With quarry stone tiled flooring, a wood burning stove in its reception room and a secluded garden bordered by greenery, this property is a cosy retreat. The ground level bedroom even has an adjoining walk-in-wardrobe which is currently being used as a snug. Available through Humberts for £425,000.
6. The Thatched Cottage, Gloucestershire
Set back behind a border of climbing roses and lavender, The Thatched Cottage, is a perfectly picturesque hiding spot. The property has a good-sized bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom, but there is secondary accommodation in The Rose Cottage, which sits adjacently. Both buildings also benefit from an idyllic private garden that overlooks a meadow. Available through Savills for £725,000.
7. Three Nags Cottage, Norwich
Three Nags Cottage is an ideal rural nest for families, overlooking meadowland and bordered by open countryside. The 17th-century property comes with four sizeable bedrooms and retains many period features such as exposed wooden beams and inglenook fireplaces. Its ground floor consists of two of the bedrooms and a reception room, which could be used as a separate annexe if desired. Available through Savills for £575,000.
8. Grafton Road, Cheltenham
Grafton Road is a regency villa that would make a lovely getaway home. The interior of this eight-bed property includes a music and formal dining room which is great for entertaining guests, while the outside space has a unique sunken terrace with a heated swimming pool and lounge area – perfect for the warmer months. Available through Knight Frank for £3.5m.
9. Corkscrew Cottage, Grantham
Corkscrew Cottage is a charming Grade II listed country home. The property is comprised of three bedrooms, three reception rooms and a study that has views of the garden. The conservatory, which benefits from a vaulted ceiling and under floor heating – is a perfect space to relax. Available through Savills for £445,000.
10. Reece Mews, London
Just a short distance from all the amenities of South Kensington, Reece Mews, enjoys a quiet, tucked away street location which makes it the perfect city bolthole. The property contains three double bedrooms, a sizeable reception room and study area, all finished in a modern decor style so that you can move in right away. Available through Lurot Brand for £3.85m.
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