Beautiful homes that are off the beaten track

Beautiful homes that are off the beaten track

If you have ever wanted to swap the bustling metropolitan lifestyle for the peace and quiet of a rural retreat, then look no further. We explore beautiful homes in remote country locations that offer something a little bit more laidback and scenic. 

Daventry, Northamptonshire, 5 bedroom

Daventry, Noprthamptonshire

Brickfield Barn occupies an enviable position to the western edge of the popular Northamptonshire village of Everdon and has outstanding western views across the rolling countryside towards Badby Woods where some of the most stunning sunsets can be appreciated. In 2006 the owners saw an amazing opportunity to create a wonderful family home and the house now offers a perfect lifestyle opportunity to enjoy rural surroundings, to keep livestock with some outstanding facilities including barns and outbuildings.

Forton, Lancaster, 5 bedroom

 Forton, Lancaster

Located in the quiet countryside village of Forton, Jackson Hill House presents an exciting opportunity to acquire an idyllically situated five-bedroom family home set within ample private grounds. The original barn dates back to the 1800s and was converted by the sole owners in 1986. It now stands as a substantial and flexible family home that offers a wealth of characterful features expected from a quality barn conversion. 

East Meon, Hampshire, 4 bedroom

 East Meon, Hampshire

If you are looking for a home with the “wow” factor, then look no further. Little Copse is not only an individually designed detached family home sitting on mature formal gardens, the property also has extensive land extending to approximately 12.95 acres. Located in the South Downs National Park, the grounds are reached by a private roadway and the house is surrounded by approximately two acres of formal gardens and woodland, extending into further woodland and recreation grounds. Within the grounds are a recreation, a pavilion and separate tea room with 1835 sq ft of changing rooms and wash facilities. What is most unusual is the rather unique opportunity to own woodland and recreation area.

Dorchester, Dorset, 5 bedroom

 Dorchester, Dorset

A truly idyllic location discreetly tucked away in the heart of Dewlish surrounded by some of Dorset's most beautiful countryside, this five-bedroom family home cannot be seen from the road. Enjoying a high degree of privacy and some far-reaching country views, the home was constructed in 1994 for the current owners, and great care and attention has been taken to create light-filled accommodation which is both practical and spacious and positioned well to take advantage of its sunny position. The sheer peacefulness of the home’s location is extraordinary.

Llangenny, Crickhowell, 3 bedroom

 Llangenny,, Crickhowell

Off the beaten track offering peace, tranquillity and the most spectacular south-facing views, this rural retreat is situated at a height of some 970ft on the Sugar Loaf Mountain above the village of Llangenny and within four miles of the Powys town of Crickhowell. This pretty cottage and separate detached barns are located within the Brecon Beacon National Park and set in circa 13 acres. A wonderful, historic property, the cottage has been owned by the same family for just under 50 years. The stone cottage was believed to have formed part of the Sandeman family estate in years gone by and little has changed since it was built some 200 years ago. 

Bacton, Stowmarket, 4 bedroom

 Bacton, Stowmarket

Kerry's Farm is a substantial Grade II Listed farmhouse which is of both architectural and historic interest and has been completely refurbished to a very high specification by the current owners. The property is set in moated gardens approaching two acres and benefits from uninterrupted countryside views. This property benefits from a wealth of character features which include a vaulted oak framed orangery, two inglenook fireplaces housing log burners, some mullion windows, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, oak latch doors, double glazed oak framed windows and oak summerhouse overlooking the lake.

Elmhurst, Lichfield, 3 bedroom

 Elmhurst, Lichfield

A charming semi-detached three-bedroom cottage hidden at the end of Fox Lane in the quaint village of Elmhurst, less than a mile outside of Lichfield. Besides the immediate neighbour and the farmer opposite, all you have for company are lush greenbelt views. The delightful cottage offers many interesting character features such as the antique-tiled floor in the kitchen that was retrieved from a Spanish monastery, a reclaimed Georgian fireplace, handmade hardwood doors and windows and 1920 Parque flooring. 

Clay Coton, Northampton, 5 bedroom

 Clay Coton, Northampton

Known as Coton House, this beautiful five-bedroom country house is located in the small Northamptonshire village of Clay Coton and features a heated indoor swimming pool, generous garden and triple garage. Set in the middle of a mature private plot measuring around two-thirds of an acre, the home’s Norfolk reed thatched roof and intricate brickwork details exude chocolate box character. The property offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life with many beautiful walks accessible right on the doorstep which are ideal for long hikes and dog walking through the countryside, woods or along the canal.  

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