10 Dec International Demand for Estates
Rural estates with the unique combination of a rare and exceptional country house, commanding position at the end of a long carriage drive as well as being surrounded by acres of land and sporting credentials are experiencing a renaissance.
In the wake of a number of years of tight supply with no more than half a dozen trading per year, 13 prime estates over £10,000,000 have been sold so far in 2017.
Buyers are principally British entrepreneurs, however those rural estates within 50 miles of London are becoming popular with Middle Eastern, Russian and European buyers typically frequenting private estates like Wentworth and St Georges Hill. These purchasers are becoming more discerning and appreciative of rural views and country houses with provenance, close to London in areas like Henley and Hertfordshire.