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country house

a house in the country, especially a large and impressive house on an estate.
Origin of country house
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was taken to visit set a country house, and at once inquired how much rent was paid for it.
  • Consequently she left him both a town and a country house with sufficient income to keep them up properly.
  • We put on an opera festival in the garden of our country house.
  • Any disputes were settled in private in your club or country house.
  • It is all a far cry from piecing together clues in a country house, or the drudgery of real-life detective work.
  • It has the comfort and ambience of a four-star country house hotel.
  • Here one may create the atmosphere of a country house with loggias, greenhouses, and wall fountains.
  • He invites his parents to attend a fellowship picnic at a country house owned by relatives of one of the church members.
  • There is no comic potential that lies on the other side of this moment, no escape to the moonlit garden in the country house.
  • After hiking or cycling, you'll enjoy resting in the splendor of this country house.
British Dictionary definitions for country house

country house

a large house in the country, esp a mansion belonging to a wealthy family
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