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Best properties: country homes under £1m

Nine beautiful houses currently for sale in rural England

1

Heath Farmhouse, Homersfield, Harleston

Heath Farmhouse, Homersfield, Harleston

Suffolk: £750,000 

An impressive Grade II Elizabethan farmhouse in the Waveney Valley, occupying approximately 0.7 acres. The unspoilt property retains a plethora of original features including Tudor fireplaces, staircases and oak beams, a large brick oven and a rare 17th century game larder. The large garden has naturalised wildlife areas. Main bed, six further beds, two baths, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, dairy room, studio, store, garden, drive, off-road parking. 

2

Carne Manor, Altarnun, Launceston

Carne Manor, Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall

Cornwall: £995,000 

A Grade II manor house with a detached cottage on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Main house: four beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/breakfast room, two receps, snug, conservatory, gardens, garage. Cottage: three beds, family bath, shower, kitchen, two receps, conservatory, courtyard garden, parking. 

3

Linton House, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge

Linton House, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge

Cambridgeshire: £875,000 

A Grade II village house, believed to date back to around 1542; originally an open hall house, it has been added to over the centuries. The conservatory is south-facing and can also be used as a breakfast room. Main bed, three further beds, two baths, kitchen, three receps, conservatory, cellar, separate studio with garage, garden, one further outbuilding. 

4

Mere House, Little Cornard, Sudbury

Mere House, Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk

Suffolk: £850,000 

A beautifully presented Grade II village house. Main suite, one further suite, two further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, utility, landscaped gardens, outbuilding, parking. 

5

Worsted Lodge, Babraham, Cambridge

Worsted Lodge, Babraham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire: £900,000 

A recently renovated Grade II former farmhouse with well-presented accommodation and a useful range of outbuildings. Main suite, seven further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, cellar, cart lodge, workshop, outbuilding, garages, enclosed gardens. 

6

The Stables, Ashbourne Green, Ashbourne

The Stables, Ashbourne Green, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Derbyshire: £900,000 

A fine period conversion, sitting on a total plot of just over half of an acre, on the edge of the historic market town of Ashbourne. The lovely landscaped gardens are private, overlooking fields and paddocks, and have three patio areas plus a decked area, which is well-suited to al fresco dining. The property has plenty of off-road parking, along with a double garage. Main suite, guest suite, three further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast/dining room, two receps, office, entrance hall, workshop, double garage with loft room, store, gardens.

7

The White House, Little Abington, Cambridge

The White House, Little Abington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire: £875,000 

A Grade II period house with pleasant gardens and an open-bay double cart lodge, in a prime position in this sought-after village. The property is believed to date from the late 15th century, with additions made in later centuries. Main suite, three further beds, family bath, kitchen, three receps, study, cellar, cart lodge, gardens, parking. 

8

Knuzden Hall, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington

Knuzden Hall, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Lancashire

Lancashire: £795,000 

A landmark Grade II Georgian country house, which has been carefully restored in recent years. The property is attached at part of the rear to an adjoining farmhouse (also listed), along with two further homes within a small enclave. Main suite, two further suites, one further bed, family bath, kitchen/dining room, two receps, barrel-vaulted cellar, garage, south-facing gardens, garden house, terrace. 

9

Elmley House, Dunstall Court, Severn Stoke, Worcester

Elmley House, Dunstall Court, Severn Stoke, Worcester, Worcestershire

Worcestershire: £850,000

A Grade II four-bed property in the stable block of the Robert Adam-designed Croome Court, with private gardens and access to the 600-acre park. Main suite, one further suite, two further beds, family bath, kitchen, two receps, gardens. 

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