Country comforts

If you are hunting for a great country estate look no further, Le Sommelier scours the market and takes a look at six of the best.
2017-04-01
Property

From 11 miles from Bath and 2.7 miles from Frome BECKINGTON HOUSE in Somerset is believed to have been built in the Jacobean period. The attractive Grade II listed building has six bedrooms, three reception rooms and a kitchen with flag stone flooring. The price tag for the property, on the market through Hamptons International (01225 220 216) is £2.20 million.

KINGSMEAD is an Arts and Crafts residence of exceptional quality set amid 32 acres of some of the finest gardens in Surrey featuring seven bedrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, stables, wild flower meadow, staff accommodation, apple orchard and woodland. The attractive town of Farnham provides most daily facilities and easy access to London by rail. The estate is being marketed by Hanover (020 8012 4904) and the selling price is 19 million.

TRAFALGAR PARK set in a listed parkland setting, is found 2 miles from the village of Downton and 7 miles south of the historic cathedral city of Salisbury. On the market for 12 million through Savills (020 8012 3130), the property which dates back to 1733, is accessed by carriage drive through parkland. It comes with a Grade I-listed manor house with 11 bedrooms, office and staff accommodations, stables, swimming pool and tennis court.

Offered for sale freehold for the first time in nearly 300 years CRAIGCROOK ROAD castle is a Grade B Listed property set only three miles from the city centre of Edinburgh. The castle is set over 3 storeys and includes a stunning round tower that offers views of Costorphine Hill, Blackhall and The Firth of Forth. For sale for £6 million through Sotheby’s (01932 485110)

DUNTISBOURNE HOUSE is an exceptional Cotswold country house estate, magnificently transformed for 21st century living, set within its own 70 acres of beautiful parkland. The pretty village of Edgeworth is less than a mile away. It is marketed by Savills (020 8012 3130) price is on application.

Set in Oxshott, Surrey PINEWOOD HOUSE is a Grade II-listed of historic and architectural interest, originally built in 1880. The house has grand reception rooms including the original magnificent double height grand hall and ballroom, drawing room, library, sitting room, family kitchen, 9 bedrooms and nine bathrooms, wine cellar, swimming pool. For sale through Knight Frank (020 8012 3470) with a price tag of £23 million.

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