Five country homes for those with deep pockets, as seen in Country Life

In this week’s review, we take a look at some of the stunning homes starting at £2.6 million.

Hampshire – £8.5 million

In the village of Steventon, Jane Austen’s birthplace, this superb six-bedroom home is for sale on over 50 acres of land.

This Georgian country house is accessed by a wide driveway that includes a swimming pool, tennis court and private carriage house.

Sold with Knight Frank. See more photos and details for this property.

Northumberland – £3 million

Sometimes an Englishman’s home is literally his castle, as is the case with Otterburn Castle.

Impressive castles give way to equally majestic spaces within. It is currently used as a country hotel, but can easily be returned to a private home, subject to proper permits.

Sold by Strutt & Parker. See more photos and details for this property.

Buckinghamshire – £2.6 million

An elegant and tastefully furnished home, constantly maintained to a high standard to create a relaxing and enjoyable place to entertain.

It enjoys one of the best locations in Gerrard’s Cross, from where you can take the high-speed train to central London in less than 20 minutes.

Sold with the Hamptons. See more photos and details for this property.

Kent – £3.95 million

The malthouse is a “beautiful and majestic” property set in delightful landscaped gardens and village grounds just a few miles from the M25 and M26 motorways, near Sevenoaks.

In addition to being in a beautiful and convenient location, this is a lovely six-bedroom family home with a private cottage and building permit for an entertainment complex.

Sold through Savills. See more photos and details for this property.

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Devon – £3.5 million

The famous Colonel Reginald Cooper laid out the breathtaking gardens of this magnificent country house near Ottery St. Mary, and the ten-bedroom house itself is no less special.

This is a Grade I listed house with a rich history dating back to 1380.

Sold with Knight Frank. See more photos and details for this property.

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