Nine sumptuous country homes for sale, as seen in Country Life

Commuter dream homes and fantastic townhouses in two of the UK’s most popular small towns are on our list this week.

West Sussex – £7,950,000

Incredible Grade II listed property set in the middle of its own piece of land, with fantastic equestrian facilities, cottages, riding yards, tennis courts, swimming pool and outbuildings.

The main house is a beautiful Grade II listed timber building from the 15th century with a Horsham stone roof which is well maintained and presented in excellent condition.

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


Hampshire – £7,500,000

“Perfectly suited for family living,” say the agents of this seven-bedroom home, set on 13 acres of gorgeous parkland in a village a few miles from Basingstoke.

In addition to a huge amount of living space – both for the family and staff if you need it – there is also an indoor pool, gym and spa, as well as a tennis court and a separate barn for trainers.

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


Essex – £4,600,000

Rivenhall Place has existed here since the 16th century – the magnificent chimneys of that era remain – but it has undergone changes over the years, especially in the 18th century, when Humphrey Repton himself apparently advised some changes.

This is a house with eight bedrooms, five living rooms, an office, a games room and much more, including several outbuildings, a forest and a lake.

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


Hertfordshire – £3,350,000

A unique combination of timeless elegance and contemporary comfort with stunning gardens and versatile outbuildings in a secluded setting.

Cheynes House is an exquisite building carefully built in the 1920s to the highest standards. Notable architectural features such as hidden wardrobes and concealed heating in the walls add to the charm and character of this exceptional property.

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


Buckinghamshire – £2,250,000

A Grade II listed family home located on the West Common with stunning views of Latchmoor Pond.

Of particular charm are the gardens with a lush lawn, a raised pond and, most interestingly, the Palm House – similar to miniature Kew gardens.

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

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Bedfordshire – £1,250,000

A dream home for car enthusiasts, with a gravel driveway, parking for ten cars and access to a detached two-car garage with remote-controlled doors, electricity and an electric vehicle charging point.

And let’s not forget the house either: it’s a beautiful 19th-century home with some exciting original features, not least herringbone oak parquet flooring, an oak staircase and mullion-framed barred windows.

Sold with Michael Graham. See more photos and details for this property.


Berkshire – £7,500,000

Chieveley Manor is not so much a country house as a small estate with its 42 acres in Chiveley, just north of Newbury and therefore with easy access to London, Oxford and the south coast.

This is a house with nine bedrooms, stables, paddocks and a swimming pool, as well as huge rooms of elegant proportions.

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


Somerset – £3,850,000

Southcot House is a spacious Georgian house in an elevated yet secluded location, tucked away behind a walled garden and courtyard. It offers one of the most incredible views of Bath city centre. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Widcombe Main Street and the Bath Spa.

Built in 1777, expanded in Victorian times and refurbished in recent years, this four-story home is filled with vintage features and colors. Tiled floors, decorative stucco, attractive fireplaces and original flagstone floors have been enhanced by renovations carried out by the current owner since 2012; finishing with additional quality designer paints creates a stylish and distinctive home.

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


West Sussex – £2,750,000

Occupying an utterly quiet yet central location in the heart of Chichester’s old town, Lion Street House is an immaculate Grade II listed townhouse built in the early 1720s.

The property has been awarded the Chichester Heritage Award for the work done by the current owners to modernize and redevelop the property; it perfectly fits the needs of the modern family, with spacious and well-designed spaces on three floors.

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


From historic mansions and sprawling estates to delightful cottages and coastal retreats, here’s our pick of the best homes for

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