This Saturday is St George’s Day, when the nation celebrates all things English. We've got in on the action by finding some quintessentially English homes for sale.
1. Seven-bedroom detached house in Wimbledon, London, for £12.5m
The Victorian era was marked by peace and prosperity, both of which are reflected in this stunning mansion. The Grade II listed property sits in nearly two acres of manicured lawns, but you can also enjoy a thoroughly modern swimming pool and tennis court.
Available via Robert Holmes
2. Four-bedroom detached house in Brandhill, Shropshire, for £575,000
Parts of Brandy Bottom Cottage date back to 1650 and the centuries that have passed since then have seen it lovingly maintained and extended. These days the detached two-bedroom barn, adjacent to the cottage, could be let out to holidaymakers. It would help pay the bills nicely.
Available via Holters
3. Five-bedroom detached house in Charlwood, Surrey for £1.75m
This Grade II listed Tudor farmhouse is bursting with period features, including an enormous inglenook fireplace in the living room and a bread oven in the dining room. You don’t have to stay stuck in the past though. Contemporary features include underfloor heating, LED lights and bi-fold doors.
Available via White & Sons
4. Five-bedroom terraced house in Chelsea, London, for £7.85m
With huge floor-to-ceiling windows, grand fireplaces and elegant cornicing, this Georgian townhouse built around 1830 does the era justice. The five-storey property has been tastefully and traditionally modernised so, if you can afford the price tag, you can move straight in.
Available via Marsh & Parsons
5. 10-bedroom detached house in Steyning, West Sussex, price available on application
Become Lord or Lady of Wappingthorn Manor. A royal manor originally stood here, in fact it was valued at £4 in the Domesday Book in 1086. It has been replaced by the current Jacobean property, part of which dates back to 1609. The house was carefully extended in the late 1920s and now offers 10 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, seven reception rooms, a swimming pool, tennis court and staff accommodation.
Available via Hamptons International
6. Five-bedroom farmhouse in Norwell Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, for £765,000
You can enjoy the quiet life in this classic Victorian country farmhouse, which sits in five acres of land that would be perfect for a few horses. Plus there is planning consent in place to convert the barn into a separate three-bedroom dwelling if you’re looking for extra space.
Available via Gascoines
7. Eight-bedroom detached house in Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, for £4.5m
Mears Ashby Hall is a jaw-dropping 17th century house – with Victorian extensions – that has been immaculately restored by its current owners. With 11 acres of land and a selection of period outbuildings, it would be a stunning venue to hold weddings - if you were granted a license.
Available via John D Wood & Co.
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