Fancy moving to the country? From stunning renovated manor houses to pretty thatched cottages, these stunning properties will make your want to up sticks asap!
We all get a bit disillusioned with living in a city or large town , especially when you’ve got a miserable commute to deal with too. Ever imagined moving to an idyllic property in the countryside? I know what you’re thinking – easier said than done – well, when you see these gorgeous homes, you’ll be ready to pack up and start your afresh in the beautiful English countryside…
1. To the manor born
This Grade II listed former rectory in West Sussex dates back to 1439 and features 3 cloakrooms, a pantry, 7 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and a large attic. Set in 30 acres of land the home sits on the site of a former monastery. The stunning grounds feature a bluebell wood. And to top it all off, the sea is at the bottom of the garden!
2. A rural retreat
With a stunning thatched roof featuring a beautiful decorative ridge, this 19th-Century thatched cottage in Buckinghamshire has been extensively renovated inside. The property
also has a guest annexe. Simply gorgeous.
3. Living the high life
The owners of this Highlands home decided to buy a reasonably priced woodland plot in north-east Scotland to build their own treehouse-style property (with curved corrugated aluminium roof) looking out over the peaks of Perthshire. The modern interior is bright and welcoming and is inspired by the natural surroundings. Definitely on our wishlist!
4. Georgian glory
It’s hard to believe it, but this imposing property in Suffolk actually started life as a farmhouse. Infact, behind the Georgian facade is a wonderful Tudor structure. The imposing entrance to the house, a carriage driveway and extra windows to the back were all Georgian additions, which have engrandised the house.
Now the six-bedroom, Grade-II listed former grain barn has been converted into a magnificent space. Check out the stunning dining room…
5. Barn basics
This glamorous Surrey barn conversion was originally built in the Victorian era. Set in stunning landscaped grounds, the property features 5 bedrooms, a library and conservatory. Inside a french-inspired interior is flooded with nautral light. We have well and truly fallen in love with this fabulous family home.