They might not be the most unusual ‘one off places’ on the spectrum but country houses will never go out of style and they will always provide a wonderful setting for a relaxing hideaway. All you have to do is decide what you want your backdrop to be.
The phrase ‘country house’ conjures up such idyllic images that it’s no wonder they’re in such high demand. Think crackling log fires, red wine suppers and, most importantly, peaceful pastoral surroundings which you can explore on foot, bike or horseback.
And country houses come in all shapes and sizes – you could go for a traditional pile of bricks with sprawling gardens, a swimming pool and far-reaching views over valley, mountain, loch and sea, or you could find something a bit cosier and more compact, with space for just you and a loved one. The sky’s the limit.