Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 (context British English) A weekend and holiday residence, located outside of urban areas, used as a retreat from city life. 2 (context US English) A second home.
n. a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country
"Country House" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur. It was released as the lead single from the band's fourth album The Great Escape on 14 August 1995. "Country House" was the first of two Blur singles to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart (the second being 1997's " Beetlebum").
Usage examples of "country house".
And he appointed one of the laborers and his wife and children to live in the country house and to care for the two old opium dreamers.
Yesterday, packing her suitcase in the city she had chosen clothes which she assumed would be suitable for wearing in an isolated country house.
He knew how much her mind had turned to that small country house when first she had come to Australia.
Bion walking from outside the old country house lugging vast two-gallon jugs.
I want to appear quietly in your country house here, with you under my arm, and give my charming cousin a surprise.
Puts a man in mind of the country house in the Woodpecker-tapping, that was known by the smoke which so gracefully curled.