Although we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, these 10 properties have impressively grand facades…
1. Cleveland Square, Bayswater
An ideal London home, this spacious apartment has been newly refurbished and benefits from its own front door. Conveniently located near Hyde Park, we can’t imagine a more grand apartment to call home in the city. With four bedrooms, two reception rooms, a swimming pool and sauna, this apartment is bigger than most peoples’ homes…
2. Eastwood, East Sussex
A striking miniature mansion designed by renowned architect Robert Adam takes its place in Hailsham, East Sussex. With a grand, double height reception hall on entrance, the eight-bedroom house sits on 32 acres of land with an orchard, lake, parkland and paddocks inside. Nestled in a rural country lane position, the grand property has views of gently rolling grass banks with trees and from the front, features columns supporting the galleried landing. And the lion statue is just the cherry on top!
3. Church Farm, Suffolk
An impressive early Victorian country house takes its place in Newmarket on beautifully maintained grounds spanning nearly 7 acres. With commanding countryside views, there’s no better place for some outdoor entertaining with the property’s outdoor heated swimming pool, large tennis court and formal gardens. Equestrian enthusiast? You’re in luck, as there’s a stable block with two stables on the land as well as two paddocks!
4. Wappingthorn Manor, Steyning
Dating back to the 1600’s, this spectacular property sits in a parkland setting and comprises a tennis court, lake, swimming pool, cottage and two staff flats. The Grade II listed house was restored in 1920 and brought up to modern day living standards, now featuring an all floors access lift. Being careful to keep the historic character of the house, the property still features fine exposed timbers, as well as panelling and oak floors. With 12 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 5 reception rooms, this is the ultimate West Sussex home for a large family (and lots of visiting friends).
5. Sheffield Park House, East Sussex
With access to National Trust Gardens, this Grade I listed property sits inside of one of Sussex’s foremost Deodora Houses. Featuring a medieval wine cellar, a communal tennis court, gardens and parkland extending to 40 acres, the unique duplex apartment dates back to 1066 when it was owned by Edwin of Wessex, father to King Harold. Sitting on the first and second floors of Sheffield Park House, the property displays several period features throughout including high ceilings with decorative coving and ceiling roses, a stained glass window, Tudor roof beams and a quatrefoil in the master bedroom.
6. Brickhouse Farm, Cheshire
Located within 21 acres of landscaped gardens is this exquisite Grade II listed country house. Approached by a long tree-lined drive, the property even has its own butler’s pantry, flower room and a boot room. There’s also substantial ancillary accommodation for when guests come to stay, including a three bedroomed barn and a two-bedroomed garçonnière which contains a workshop.
7. Casewick Hall, Lincolnshire
At the centre of this striking Jacobean Manor House is a generously proportioned five-bedroom property. Occupying the core of the iconic gothic frontage, the property has period features such as original stone flagged flooring as well as fine views of the parkland. The Manor House sits on 14 acres of communal formal gardens and can be approached from the quaint village of Uffington.
8. Albury Park Mansion, Guildford
Originally part of the estate stable block, Albury Park Mansion has recently been refurbished and extended to provide contemporary accommodation spanning two floors, including a stunning roof terrace. Set in approximately five acres of landscaped gardens, the cottage features striking views over the grounds as well as a contemporary Poggenpohl kitchen. With such a grand facade, we’d be inviting anyone and everyone to come and stay…
9. Piers Court, Gloucestershire
Named one of the most beautiful houses in Gloucestershire, Piers Court can be approached via its long drive that’s lined with beech hedges. Perfectly positioned within grounds extending to just over 23 acres, the elegant Grade II listed Georgian Manor House features stunning views of the Welsh Hills. With secondary accommodation and numerous outbuildings, your guests will always have somewhere to lay their heads.
10. Shillinglee Court, West Sussex
This early Georgian wing dates back to 1735 and was designed by Steel of Chichester. The Grade I listed property has been extensively refurbished for modern living but still retains several character features such as tall sash windows and decorative cornicing. The Georgian home sits in a tranquil rural location on the Surrey/Sussex border and features a grand drawing room which leads into the modern family kitchen. The exterior of the house is our favourite; its red mellow brick blends perfectly with the stone ornamentation to make it one of the finest elevations in West Sussex.
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