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Curious country escapes

 

It's true what they say, a house in the country does not make it a 'country house' but, while the film industry has bought us the likes of Aubrey Hall and Downton Abbey of late, we have been unearthing country homes that are altogether something quite different. Slipper baths and secret gardens, chandeliers and mazes; these country homes are in a genre of their own.

 

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Ariabelle
 

Ariabelle

Iping, West Sussex | sleeps 14

 

At the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive, Ariabelle's huge windows with pistachio green shutters conceal the myriad of treasures that lie within. Think palatial indoor pool, hot tub, gym, sauna and interiors to inspire.

 

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Gaia Farmhouse
 

Gaia Farmhouse

Ullswater, The Lake district | sleeps 10

 

Cradled by the fells which soar from the secluded Martindale Valley, this stone home was lovingly restored by an architect using minimalist Scandinavian design to embrace the ebb and flow of the Lake District's seasonality.

 

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Huntlington House
 

Huntlington House

Great Witley, Worcester | sleeps 14

 

Twelve acres of garden surround this luxury home (once part of the Witley Court Estate), where whimsy and Alice in Wonderland-esque adventures go hand in hand with lavish interior finishes. From the indoor pool to hedge maze, the fun never stops.

 

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The Artist's Retreat
 

The Artist's Retreat

Nr Wadebridge, Cornwall | sleeps 8

 

Filled with colour and an abundance of home comforts, The Artist's Retreat is an inspiring escape for those looking to hide from the rest of the world. In one direction lies pretty Port Isaac, in the other, Bodminís bewitching tors and heather-clad moorland.

 

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