From cute cosy cottages to 17th-century former rectory houses, these gorgeous homes would make the perfect romantic setting for a night in under the stars…
1. The Cottage, York
This Victorian cottage is as picturesque as it is idyllic and features many fine architectural qualities. From its steeply pitched roof to its ornamental bargeboard trim lacing the eaves, the property is surrounded by a charming cottage garden filled with topiarised bushes and offers superb countryside views. Situated in the village of Crambeck, the romantic cottage has been named the last house before the railway line as you can see the York to Scarborough railway line and river Derwent from inside. Available through Blenkin & Co for £295,000.
2. Ellsdale Cottage, Thame
Cottages don’t get sweeter than this. Catch views of the award-winning gardens from all around the property as this Grade II listed cottage has recently been modernised, however still retains some of its charming period features. Featuring three bedrooms, the cosy house is perfect for young families or first-time buyers as excellent schools are located close by, including Lord William’s, Ashfold, Cothill and The Dragon. Available from Knight Frank for £695,000.
3. St Tudy, North Cornwall
Step inside your favourite fairy-tale story with this Grade II Listed detached former rectory house that still retains its originality and charm. Located inside a picturesque village in North Cornwall, the property places itself on 4 and a half acres of exquisite grounds. Take a wander around the gardens surrounding the magnificent home which comprise of a heated swimming pool, fruit and vegetable gardens and a meadow. Available through Lillicrap Chilcott for £1.5m.
4. Harptree Court, North Somerset
Break tradition and purchase this stunning Georgian house which has been owned by the same family for nearly 100 years. The remarkable property sits on 51.7 acres of land and offers the most peaceful living as well as incomparable views over Chew Valley. With 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, the property is perfect for family living, offering a marvellous tack room as well as a luxury treehouse in the garden among many other great amenities. Located in the Mendip Hills, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, East Harptree village has a Church of England primary school and sits in a perfect location between Bristol and Bath. Available through Knight Frank, offers in the region of £5m.
5. Carisbrooke Cottage, Ashford
This late Victorian home is arranged over three floors and sits centrally in its beautifully landscaped gardens. Offering the perfect family living situation, this 5 bedroom property creates a perfect postcard picture. A gardener’s paradise as the outside of the house features a kitchen garden and a greenhouse, ideal for storing all of those utensils to ensure that the third of an acre which envelops the property, looks pretty all year round. Available through Savills for £795,000.
6. The Old Rectory, Hertingfordbury
Located in a historic parkland setting and spanning over 4 acres sits one of Hertfordshire’s hidden gems. The impressive 17th-century former rectory house takes its place on beautiful grounds which lead to the banks of the River Mimram. The elegant property is set over three floors and features a stunning orangery, as well as a gym and a cellar. Located far enough from London to miss the hustle and bustle of city life, but the perfect location to pop to the capital for a day trip. Available through Savills and Knight Frank for £2.975m.
7. Water Run, Hitcham
This pretty end of terrace cottage is bursting with character with its mustard colouring and adorable front garden. The thatched property offers spacious living and features a garden room with a glass roof so you can sit under the night stars. The charming Grade II listed cottage sits in a fabulous location and allows you to take a romantic walk down to the quaint village of Hitcham, where you can be greeted with views of rolling hills for miles. Available through Hunters for £299,000.
8. Bridle Cottage, Stratford-Upon-Avon
This beautifully presented cottage features a wealth of charm as a stunning fireplace centres the living area and exposed timber beams and brickwork run throughout. The 4 bedroom period cottage is situated in Langley, the sought-after quaint village outside of Stratford-Upon-Avon which is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Available through Knight Frank for £950,000.
9. Rushetts, Guildford
Rushetts is a strikingly beautiful property on two acres of magnificent gardens offering delightfully private living. The property is a late 16th Century Grade II listed smoke bay house which can be accessed through wooden gates down its private gravelled driveway. Situated within the romantic and well-presented property’s gardens is a large swimming pool offering luxurious country living at its finest. Available through The Grantley Group for £1.375m.
10. Little Pipers, Monken Hadley, London
This impressive family home is set behind electric gates and features a stunning fountain on its doorstep offering you the most luxurious living around. Its landscaped gardens comprise of an all-weather tennis court as well as a swimming pool and hot tub. The elegantly decorated home is in a fabulous location, walking distance to Barnet town centre, Old Fold Manor golf course and Hadley Wood golf club and tennis club. Available through Knight Frank for £4.5m.
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