Country Property News

Knight Frank and Savills have both flagged a revival for central London's property market in the opening months of this year

Now a luxury residence favoured by movie stars, The Deer Tower was originally built as a verderer's look-out or an ‘eyecatcher’

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.

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…

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.

A record £250mn was spent on Scottish estate acquisitions last year, reports Strutt & Parker.

2021 saw the highest number of £5m+ country house sales in 15 years, according to new data from Knight Frank

New rules mean holiday lets must be rented out for a minimum of 70 days a year to qualify for lower local tax rates.

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.

Savills expects prime regional price growth to moderate this year, while Prime Central London prices feel ready to surge upwards.

“I’ve never known a time like it in 30-plus years," says Rupert Sweeting, head of national country sales at Knight Frank.

West Wales Property Finders boss Carol Peet expects demand for country and coastal homes to continue to run hot in 2022.