Dream home alert! Beautiful, big Georgian/Victorian country house set in 140 acres of parkland with formal gardens, a valley garden with rare rhododendron trees and two large lakes. The house’s X-factor is a large, bright and unique Victorian conservatory with 80 year old camellia trees planted within it. Located in Kent. Stonewall Park is available as a location home via JJ Media Group.
Where do I sign? What a dreamy little slice of ancient history in Italy, and can be yours for €6,450,000 (for sale via Sotheby’s). Set in the delightful village of Monteleone not far from Cesena, this magnificent castle dating back to 1200 is well maintained with all the original features, restored and preserved with great attention to detail, protected by its high walls and the two ancient towers that act as sentinels, inside it hides a small church and a precious private garden. The complex adjacent to the castle consists of two renovated units and other cottages scattered over the property grounds. The property also has a large panoramic terrace, where on clear days you have a splendid sea view and a view of the uncontaminated and hills of Cesena. The property includes approximately 360 hectares of land, of which 8 hectares are vineyards in production.
It doesn’t get much grander than this. Spectacular! Benham Park is 30,000sqft Grade II* listed Georgian mansion set within 130 acres of parkland, just west of Newbury. Designed by Henry Holland and extensive landscapes by Capability Brown, the estate was built by the Craven family in 1776. Albion Nord was appointed to project manage, interior design, procure the FF&E and dress the house. The interior design is purposefully paired back in response to the ornate classical architectural features, and designed for modern, comfortable country living. (A quick search tells me this home was on the market a few years ago for £26 million) Photos: Kensington Leverne
Yesterday I found myself down a rabbit hole of castles for sale and spotted this beauty in Bouquetot, Normandy. The landscaping is exquisite, and for a change the interior is actually quite beautifully decorated. Now if I could just come up with the 2 300 000 € to make this 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 5654 ft² château of my dreams mine… (For sale via Belle Demeures)
I am convinced that if I were ever to visit a castle, a home with details this exquisite that I would probably pass right out. This is truly incredible. Ballinlough Castle, County Westmeath, Ireland has been home to the Nugent family for over 400 years. The 17th century Georgian castle was sensitively refreshed by Todhunter Earle Interiors when the current occupants, a young family, took over the house. The bedrooms have been brightened with large scale wallpapers and fabrics, beds re-dressed and new bathrooms installed. The essence of the traditional Irish castle has been retained, whilst updating the house for modern living.