Property Porn: In the Country

Property Porn
Property Porn: In the Country

Whether you’d like a weekend countryside escape or are looking to permanently relocate out of the city for more space and a quieter, calmer life, there are endless idyllic country properties which make fabulous investment, purchase or rental opportunities. From illustrious grand estates with sprawling grounds to stately homes and historically owned castles boasting stunning scenery, here is our curated selection of the finest countryside properties and rural retreats around the world.

Georgian Townhouse for sale on Brock Street in Bath

Classic Georgian Townhouse in Bath, UK | For Sale £2.85M

No 4 Brock Street was built by esteemed English architect John Wood the younger in 1783. This well cared for period family home spans six floors with plenty of classical, authentic details including an elegant staircase, fireplaces and fine Venetian windows. The property has a south-facing walled garden and is situated between the iconic Royal Crescent and The Circus, right in the hub of Bath.

Large family home for sale in Muir of Ord Highlands.

12-Bedroom Country House Hotel in Muir of Ord, Scotland | For Sale £995K

Ord House is a B-listed countryside property in the Scottish highlands which is currently run as a hotel and restaurant for 6 months of the year. The home includes 4 principal reception rooms and 12 bedroom suites as well as a private, two-storey wing with separate access. 

Cute thatched roof cottage for sale in Hampshire.

Charming 2-Bedroom Cottage in Hampshire, UK | For Sale £600K

This charming and characterful cottage sits on the southern edge of the picturesque village of St. Mary Bourne. It is Grade II listed with a traditional thatched roof and offers plenty of authentic features including beams throughout the interior, ‘eyebrow’ dormer windows and a large inglenook fireplace.

Large family home for sale on Mope Lane in Wickham Bishops Essex.

Georgian Style Rural Residence in Essex, UK | For Sale £6.25M

Thistle Hall showcases the elegant symmetry that's synonymous with the Georgian era. This peaceful residence is the perfect rural retreat for utter relaxation. All five of the spacious bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Set on over 25 acres of land, there is plenty of space to roam the private parkland which includes a lake, pond, woodland and pasture land. 

Manor house for sale in Wiltshire.

Idyllic Cotswolds Manor house in Wiltshire, UK | For Sale £4M

Luckington Manor is a private village house that is the ideal country home for entertaining friends and family. Roaring open fires, panelled rooms and charming period features make this your quintessentially British countryside property.

New build for sale The Edge, Sandy Lane, Oulton Heath

Contemporary House With Landscaped Gardens in Oulton Heath, UK | For Sale £2.35M

Sitting on top of a valley, The Edge is an architecturally-designed home showcasing dramatic interiors and exceptional design. The large open-plan kitchen/dining/family room sits at the heart of the home and is flooded with natural light, while a seamless glazed wall panel looks directly through to the swimming pool. 

House for sale on Hook End Land, Berkshire

Modern Arts & Crafts Style Country House in Reading, UK | For Sale £10M

Adshead Park is an exceptionally positioned modern country mansion overlooking its own gardens as well as stunning views beyond the grounds. This family home is perfect for entertaining complete with an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gym, wine room, bar and cinema. The interiors boast bronze windows with oak frames, Italian marble and limestone floors and solid oak joinery. 

hurst lodge

Hurst Lodge in Berkshire, England | For Sale POA

Set in stunning private grounds, this heritage property is Grade II listed and understood to date back to 1580. It is arranged over three floors with classic proportions and elegant period features including Delft tiling, high ceilings, 17th century oak panelling and original fireplaces.

historic estate

Historic Estate in St Peter, Jersey, England | For Sale £8.95m

This 10-bedroom manor house has an outstanding entrance hall boasting a double height ceiling and minstrels gallery. The property, which has been subtly modernised, has outbuildings that are perfect for conversion and is surrounded by over 20 acres of domestic and agricultural land.

farmhouse

Stone Farmhouse in Menerbes, Vaucluse, Provence | For Sale €12.4m

Spanning around 650 sq m with a total of 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 2 reception rooms as well as 2 additional cottages, this idyllic French home is surrounded by olive trees, lavender and heath and offers beautiful views over the Luberon.

Somerset manor

Somerset Manor in Wincanton, England | For Rent from £3,445 per weekend

This former rectory makes for an idyllic holiday home. The peaceful country mansion offers 17 acres of gardens and woodland and inside, there is a vast expanse of space for socialising, with four main reception rooms. There is also an elegant orangery and large farmhouse kitchen, for ultimate countryside charm.

Driveway approaching mansion

New Forest Manor in New Forest National Park, England | For Rent from £8,995 per weekend

This classic, Queen Anne-style 12-bedroom country house sits within a 15-acre private estate and has a rich history. Built in the Queen Anne style in 1760, Lady Bingham, wife of Sir George Bingham who guarded the deposed Napoleon previously owned the property which offers luxury and comfort within a quintessentially British aesthetic. The layout of the house is adaptable, catering to large parties, whether celebrating or relaxing. 

windrush hyde

Windrush Hyde Estate in The Cotswolds, England | For Rent from £13,275 per weekend

A charming countryside escape, this 15th century estate provides accommodation for 30 guests. In addition to the Manor House, the property includes four barns of varying sizes. With views over the rolling country hills, there’s plenty of space to explore and connect with the great outdoors.

Austrian castle

Austrian Castle in Mostviertel, Austria | For Rent from €400 per night

In the heart of Austria sits this enchanting castle that would make for an unforgettable wedding or celebration venue. With plenty of cultural offerings in the area including wines, castles, abbeys and medieval villages, the castle also makes for a great location for private or corporate retreats. An in-house events team can work closely with guests to curate the perfect celebration, give advice, ideas and support or to be on hand for any unexpected requirements. The Castle is only available to hire from March to October.