Some believe a property means nothing without a bit of land, and to that perceptive group may we present the stunning Harford Manor in Windsor? Just a hop, skip and a jump from London – 22 miles to be exact – it is set in 40 beautiful acres, and is one of the most desirable country houses in the country. It’s won architecture awards in the past, and you can see why: think luxe en-suite marble bathrooms, a state-of-the-art entertainment room and 1,000-bottle wine cellar, full equestrian facilities and a garage that can hold eight cars. If you fancy yourself as a country gent, this is the base you need.

Price: £30m; quada.co.uk