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country seat

n.
An estate or mansion in the country.

country seat

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countryseat

n
(Human Geography) a large estate or property in the country
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One of those utterly tedious amusements one only finds at an English country house on an English country Sunday.
I believe this is the first English country house you have stayed at, Miss Worsley?
You can't keep prisoners in English country houses, nowadays.
He had been paying a round of visits at various English country houses, and exactly what he was doing for diplomacy at Prior's Park was as much a secret as any diplomatist could desire.
Undaunted by the opaque mix of fact and fantasy surrounding the French noblesse and their ch[hat{a}]teaux, he has transposed to France the lines of enquiry pioneered in his acclaimed Life in the English Country House (1978).
Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum represents a series of "firsts" in English poetry generally and in English women's poetry in particular: the first requests for literary patronage by a woman to women; the first long religious poem known to have been written by a woman; and the first English country house poem, certainly published and probably written before Jonson's "To Penshurst.
After the title poem follows 'The Description of Cooke-ham' - arguably the first English country house poem (it may have been written before Ben Jonson's 'To Penshurst') - describing the desolation of this estate upon the departure of the Countess and her daughter.
Ever since the appearance of Mark Girouard's Life in the English Country House in 1978, books which combine scholarly erudition with an accessible history of the habits and preferences of Englishmen have been perenially popular.
Facilities include a cricket ground, home to Morpeth Cricket Club, which regularly hosts county and international touring teams, Longhirst golf course, home of the PGA Europro Tour and Decoro Spa, an English country house environment for tranquillity; all perfect for any corporate event.
Five days aboard the 676-passenger liner, fitted out to mimic an English country house, is on offer for pounds 1,279.
The situation may seem old fashioned, with the family gathered for a funeral in a very English country house, complete with grieving well-to-do widow, pious priest and a couple of sons who don't get on.