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A Move to the Country

In a recent article published in The Times, Jessie Hewitson reported that “the dream of a bucolic life continues to be a priority for many Britons”. And with the arrival of autumn, it isn’t hard to see why.

As the weather turns, those of us who live and work in the city will be spending wet and windy evenings locked in battle with stray umbrellas, navigating a maze of puddles before tackling rush hour traffic.

Meanwhile, roaring log fires will be lit in cosy cottages and farmhouses across the British countryside. Country lanes will lay quiet and still as friends, family and neighbours gather in the village pub to mark the end of the day. Come December there will be carols by candlelight around the village Christmas tree.

This year over 37,000 people swapped the bright lights of the city for pastures new in the countryside, reports Hewitson. And that’s a 7 per cent increase on last year, which means that more and more people are making their rural dreams a reality.

If you are planning your own escape to the country, we at Finest Properties are here to help. Whether you’re in the market for a handsome country estate with private woodland or a stone built cottage set in the heart of a friendly village community, the breathtakingly beautiful regions of Northumberland and Cumbria have plenty to offer.

What’s more, we have compiled an edit of the most desirable country homes that we currently have on the market. So pop the kettle on, put your feet up and prepare to be inspired.

Whether large or small, these beautiful properties offer some of the finest rural escapes in Britain. And you could make any one of them, your very own. If you find yourself falling in love with your dream home today, just give us a call. A member of our friendly team would be delighted to help.


Middleton Hall Estate, Belford, Northumberland

A compact country estate set in beautiful Northumberland countryside


Mandalay, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria

A truly magnificent country house standing in a beautiful setting within the Lake District National Park


West Grange Estate, Scots Gap, Northumberland

An imposing Victorian country house standing in private gardens and grounds of approximately 24 acres


Westside, Newton Hall, Stocksfield, Northumberland

A substantial period house with south facing garden, separate paddock and stunning views over the Tyne Valley


Grangemoor House, Scots Gap, Morpeth, Northumberland

A stunning country house with equestrian facilities, set in over 8.5 acres with far-reaching views


The Old Vicarage, Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland

An imposing former vicarage and annexe set in 1 acre of private grounds with a south facing garden


Wiserley Hall, Wolsingham, County Durham

A charming historic Grade II Listed hall with range of traditional outbuildings and paddock situated in an idyllic position


Beech House, Church Hill, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria

A charming period house with range of traditional barns and paddock in a quaint hamlet just outside the Lake District National Park

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Posted on Thursday, 11th October, 2018
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