TBS in Conde Nast

Some of the UK’s most standout country homes started their life as something else entirely. Converted churches, schools and barns for example are all well worth considering when searching for a property.

Jonathan Bramwell, Head of The Buying Solution, says; “The rush to buy in the country doesn’t seem to be on the wain. Buyers want buckets of character and a story to tell – our international clients in particular love to feel like they’re buying a ‘slice of British history’, perhaps a wing of a stately home or an apartment within one. The Crown and Downton Abbey have certainly fuelled the fire. For those looking for a project, breathing life into older buildings that were once used for a different purpose, like a school or a church, isn’t an easy task but with careful planning and design advice can create a magical outcome.”

To read the full article pick up the March edition of Tatler, GQ, Vogue or House & Garden