Definition of country house in English:

country house


  • A large house in the country, typically the seat of a wealthy or aristocratic family.

    • ‘Up at the top, the path widens out to reveal a large country house set in extensive gardens.’
    • ‘A substantial country house set in mature gardens and beautiful countryside’
    • ‘If the landscaping of the country house was at the cutting edge of garden design in the eighteenth century, the urban park was its successor.’
    • ‘Talking to a group of foreign journalists at his country house outside Moscow last week, he accused the West of double standards.’
    • ‘It is not, I think, fairly to be described as a stately home, but it is a substantial country house.’
    • ‘Of course, they set out on foot and find an abandoned country house, with an adjacent vampire-bat-infested barn.’
    • ‘He was developing a garden around his country house in Herefordshire but was struggling to find the plants he needed.’
    • ‘My brother's flat: he is gardener at a huge country house and lives on the premises.’
    • ‘It was contained in an elegant, but not capacious, town house rather than a larger country house.’
    • ‘After 1939 he retired permanently to his country house where he became interested in growing weeds.’
    • ‘After the death of his beloved son, he had retired to a country house and submerged himself in seclusion for several months.’
    • ‘The location would appear to be the great hall of their country house, something in Berkshire, perhaps.’
    • ‘How on earth do you get those crisp sharp edges on your garden beds at the country house?’
    • ‘The family also owned a country house in a large forest west of Paris.’
    • ‘Although it is called a castle, the residence is a grand country house.’
    • ‘It all gives the impression that you're staying in a private country house as a guest of the family.’
    • ‘Pliny the Younger, in his letters, describes proudly and affectionately his country house and its gardens.’
    • ‘Morning coffee and afternoon tea in the Hall are civilised touches evoking more a country house party than a hotel.’
    • ‘More than 200 protesters have objected to fresh plans to build a country house on a golf course.’
    • ‘This country house in a metropolis prides itself on courteous and friendly service, but still keeps pace with modern life.’
    mansion, stately home, hall, manor, big house, manor house, country house, castle, palace
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