Nowhere can beat our country manors, below are just a few that are on sale in the UK now!
Popes Hall, Hartlip, Kent – £1.5 million
This beautiful Grade II listed family home was originally built in the 15th century and named after its owner. The current owners have lived here for almost 60 years, the property has not been on the open market since 1935.
The property benefits from an abundance of original features such as inglenook fireplaces, exposed timber framing, a dragon beam, and charming panelled doors. Visitors reach the house by a driveway with 5 bar electric entrance gates, leading to a large parking area and various outbuildings, including a two-storey barn which could be converted with planning permission.
The 6-acre garden comprises sweeping lawns, a tennis court, heated swimming pool, stables, a floodlit manege, a large greenhouse, spacious terrace and an enclosed courtyard.
West Woodyates, Salisbury, Dorset – £18.5 million
West Woodyates is a Grade II* listed mansion in a private position surrounded by parkland and formal gardens. The entrance of the property takes you up a 1-mile long driveway before leading up to the estate with far-reaching views across farmland.
The main house has multiple reception rooms including a vaulted drawing room, sitting room, library and dining hall. The family kitchen leads into the pantry and boot room, the ground floor, which sits above sizeable cellars, can be used for both formal entertaining and family life.
The master bedroom and attached dressing room offer the homeowner some of the best views in the property, there are four more large bedrooms and three bedrooms on the first floor, with the second floor playing host to further bedrooms and bathrooms.
Within the estate is Manor Cottage, converted to be family, guest or staff accommodation, containing a kitchen, large living room with dining area, four guest rooms and two bathrooms.
Newport House, Almeley, Herefordshire – £10 million
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a sprawling Georgian mansion? Newport House is one of the most important properties in Herefordshire and has undergone extensive restoration by the current owners since they purchased the house in 2004.
Whoever buys this property will also be taking on 427 acres of land, a coach house, Victorian stable block, menage, paddocks, a walled garden, 11 flats, cottages and farmhouses, parkland and woodland, and working farms.
The main building offers 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and 5 reception rooms.
Birthwaite Hall, West Yorkshire – £1 million
This beautiful country home dates back to Medieval times, the castellated frontage is one of the first things you see as you drive up the sweeping driveway. Inside the home one can expect to find a stunning central oak staircase rising up from the Great Hall.
The 4500 square foot of living space includes an impressive entrance hall, dining room, drawing room, garden room, kitchen, utility, basement, gym, seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a games room.
Outside is a work shop, garages, landscaped gardens, paddocks, fields and stables, all spread across 2.5 acres.
Easton Park, Bath – £9.5 million
Bath is one of the most sought after cities in the UK due to its impressive Georgian architecture, Easton Park is no exception and this Grade I listed house boasts exception interior decor and a Grade II listed garden.
Your first impression of this sumptuous home is the tall stone pillars with ornate pedimented iron gates followed by the long tree lined drive that stretched out across landscape gardens before reaching the property, built in 1769. The west wing is home to the oldest part of the house with three storeys and low pitched pyramid roofs.
The central entrance hall shows off a stone floor and fine fireplace. To the east are the stair hall, the dining room, the morning room (with access to the gardens) and a bedroom with shower room. To the west are the sitting room, breakfast room, hall, library and kitchen (with utility, pantry and cold store beyond), a cloakroom and a small office/boot room.
Further inside are 19 individually designed bedrooms, one with its own roof terrace. The property is surrounded by 28.4 acres of land and contains The Gardeners Cottage, a Grade II listed house situated on the river. Also onsite is the Lodge Cottage, Coach House and extensive garages.
Mamhead House, Devon – £7.9 million
A property with a fascinating history, Mamhead House in Devon has been situated on the same site for a number of centuries, it even has a mention in the Domesday Book. The ownership has been passed down numerous distinguished families, the current house was built in 1833 by Robert Newman and his wife Mary.
The property features exquisite plaster ceilings, with reception rooms, bedrooms and terraces overlooking superb gardens. Mamhead House is built of mellow Bath stone and contains five principal reception rooms, five additional reception rooms, galleried halls, landings and corridors, a main kitchen/breakfast room, a secondary kitchen/butler’s pantry and extensive domestic offices and cellars. There are 16 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, with a further 11 located in the attic space alongside two more bathrooms.
The Italian sunken garden draws immediate attention thanks to its fine Salvin fountain, sundial, and large camellia house. There is also a 2-bedroom staff bungalow, with garages, outbuildings, and an Estate yard. To the northwest of the main house is Mamhead Castle, a copy of 14th-century Belsay Castle in Northumberland that was once used to provide stabling, a coach house, laundry, and brewery.
Hillend Farm, St Albans, Hertfordshire – £8.5 million
Nestled amongst 102 acres within Hertfordshire’s prime countryside, Hillend Farm in Sandridge is an elegant but modern family home, built in a classical style. The property was designed by the current owner, featuring a columned portico, panelled front door, and grand hallway. Georgian sash windows and high ceilings are present throughout, the ground floor is perfect for both family life and entertaining guests with chandelier lighting and a grandeur architectural design.
The bespoke kitchen includes an AGA and separate range cooker built around a central wooden island, French doors leads onto a terraced outdoor seating area in the garden which is drenched in sunlight.
A marvellous cantilevered stone staircase rises up to the first floor which contains a master bedroom and dressing area with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the countryside and beyond. The four further bedrooms are perfect for family life, with three adjoining their own en suite bathrooms.