If opulent spaces, large gardens and tranquil surroundings are not your thing- then look away now. Nothing says quintessentially English more than a stunning country home and with traditional lawns, endless games of croquet and cocktails on the veranda, expect some serious elegance and beauty. Whatever your heart (or budget) prefers, here are some dream properties that are on the market right now…
Alderbury House, Salisbury
Alderbury House is one of the most elegant Grade II listed Georgian houses in Wiltshire. Set in rolling countryside overlooking a lake, it comes complete with swimming pool, tennis court, ancillary accommodation, stunning landscaped gardens and a casual 33 acres to roll around in. It is the stuff fairytale homes are made of and there is even enough room to invite all of your friends, even the one who always seems to drink all the Pol Roger (he can sleep in the lodge).
Horsebridge House, Billingshurst
What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot it seems judging by this stunning home from Savills. This beautifully presented country house, set in around 17 acres of grounds and paddocks, with formal gardens, equestrian facilities and self-contained annexe, is perfect for horse lovers who want to live in a quintessential English village. Within walking distance is frequent cricket games played on the green, a well-stocked shop, and a highly regarded public house. Tally ho!
Midford Place, Bath
Love a little drama? Then look no further than Midford Place, a stunning Regency country villa of mixed Gothic and classical style, situated just 4 miles from the city of Bath. Midford Vale is part of a conservation area and designated as an area of outstanding beauty. The internal arrangement is both elegant and spacious with a trio of reception rooms. One is simply just not enough!
The Glebe House, Dorset
The Glebe House is a handsome period country property, dating back in part to the 17th century. During the Second World War the house was used by the British, American and Norwegian armies and has been held by the same family since 1952, and you can now own this rather exquisite piece of history. It holds 11 bedrooms and 6 reception rooms, and the grounds are perfect to host dining alfresco. Cocktail o’clock never looked so good.