Homes with History: Charming Countryside Estate in the U.K.

This historic home in the United Kingdom was built in the 16th century on the site of a farmhouse that once served Netley Abbey. Though the 5,437-square-foot property has been refurbished and redecorated, the front door, stonework and mullion window in the drawing room are all original to the Abbey.

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Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

English Estate in the Country

Calling all Downtown Abbey fans! Walking onto this historic property in the United Kingdom is like stepping back in time. Netley Lodge, named after the 13th Century Abbey that this farmhouse once served, has been lovingly maintained for hundreds of years.

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Aerial View of Home and Gardens

Welcoming residents and guests since the 16th century, this beautiful home has plenty of comforts for modern times too. With six bedrooms (several with bathrooms attached), a large pool, extensive grounds and gardens and much of its original details, it's a historic treasure.

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Entrance With Historic Door

This charming country home was first built in the 16th century on the site of a farmhouse that served Netley Abbey back in the 13th century. Some of the home's wonderful details are thought to come from the Abbey itself, including the front door, stonework and a mullioned window in the drawing room.

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Detailed Look at Front Door

This door is thought to be taken from the 13th-century Netley Abbey. It was incorporated into this house when it was built 300 years later.

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Rugs, Stairs Enliven First Floor

On this home's ground floor, five bedrooms, including an ensuite master bedroom, keep the entire family as well as some friends comfortable. Stairs lead up to an attic room.

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Cozy Little Breakfast Nook

The kitchen opens directly onto this sweet breakfast room, that can get even cozier with its large fireplace. The oak board flooring is original to the home.

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Charming, Cottage-Style Kitchen

This home's spacious kitchen maintains much of its original farmhouse charm, but keeps modern-day chefs happy with an Aga range, a double sink and work-friendly butcher block countertops.

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Dining Room With Brick Fireplace

Throughout the home, some of the most charming details, like the chamfered beams, horizontal sliding window shutters and impressive fireplaces, are original, dating back to the 16th century.

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Exposed Beams in Sitting Room

The exposed beams fill this sitting room with a sense of history; they date all the way back to the original home's construction in the 16th century.

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Antique Servants Call Box

Downton Abbey fans will feel right at home with this residence's antique servant's call box. Homeowners and guests could summon help from any room in the house. Tea and scones, please!
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Drawing Room With Parquet Floors

Comfortable sitting rooms have fireplaces and leaded glass windows. And this is just one of the home's many rooms in which to relax (brandy in hand, perhaps?).

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Drawing Room Includes Piano

This double-sized drawing room features lovely parquet wood floors and a stone fireplace. French doors lead out to a glass-enclosed conservatory.

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Master Suite With Views of Garden

This is the master bedroom that includes one of the home's several fireplaces as well as the original ceiling beams (hundreds of years old!) and sliding windows.

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Bathroom Includes Soaking Tub

Is there anything cozier than a soaking bath with a fire crackling in the fireplace nearby?

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Glass Conservatory for Gatherings

The glass-enclosed conservatory, created by the renowned U.K. supplier Amdega, is the ideal place to soak in some sun on wintry days. French doors lead out to the garden.

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Grounds Include Private Pool

The grounds of this English estate are made up of 6-and-a-half acres with lawns, woodlands, this swimming pool, gardens and terraces. It's an easy place to forget day-to-day concerns.

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Courtyard With Outbuildings

There are several outbuildings on this property—a boiler room, a bathroom with shower—that add to the rambling country feel of the estate.

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Woodlands Surround Property

Woods surround the home, over 6 acres of them, full of their own centuries-old stories.

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