Country Property News
High-society country mansion seeks £18.75mn
"Turville Grange is one of the most beautiful and renowned country houses in England," says estate agent Gary Hersham.
‘Rebalancing begins’ as prime London’s property market catches up with country house performance
Knight Frank and Savills have both flagged a revival for central London's property market in the opening months of this year
In Pictures: One-off miniature castle in 120 acres seeks £6.25mn
Now a luxury residence favoured by movie stars, The Deer Tower was originally built as a verderer's look-out or an ‘eyecatcher’
Blenheim Estate launches ‘a new approach to property development’ for other landowners
Aristocratic venture "enables landowners to retain a long-term involvement in the development of their land," offering "patient capital" to allow inherited estates to stay in the family.
Historic Norfolk farming estate with potential asks £24.25mn
Norfolk's 1,953-acre Gawdy Hall estate includes the 117-acre parkland setting of a 16th century stately home - offering the potential to create a new grand country residence alongside a significant farming…
In Pictures: Historic moated mansion in Essex heads to market at £6.5mn
Once owned by Catherine Parr's grandfather, Stanstead Hall is "a perfect example of a moated Grade II listed country house", says selling agency Savills.
Record year for Scottish estate sales, as climate action drives demand
A record £250mn was spent on Scottish estate acquisitions last year, reports Strutt & Parker.
Vendors stirring after banner year for high-end country house market
2021 saw the highest number of £5m+ country house sales in 15 years, according to new data from Knight Frank
Second home tax loophole closed
New rules mean holiday lets must be rented out for a minimum of 70 days a year to qualify for lower local tax rates.
London & Cornwall vie to be Britain’s most searched-for property location
Rightmove recorded just 3% more property searches in London than in Cornwall through 2021, compared to a gap of 24% in 2020, and 49% in 2019.
Country houses out-performed in 2021, but PCL’s property market is primed to ‘bounce rapidly’ this year
Savills expects prime regional price growth to moderate this year, while Prime Central London prices feel ready to surge upwards.
‘Vintage year’ for the prime country house market as top-end prices surge 20%
“I’ve never known a time like it in 30-plus years," says Rupert Sweeting, head of national country sales at Knight Frank.