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Difference between Country house and Town house

country house—(also: country-seat) a mansion in the country; the residence of a country nobleman:

  • The floor was carpeted and the impression was one of a small library in a rather rundown country house.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase house in the country—a house situated in the countryside:

  • They decided to take their savings and buy a house in the country so they could have a small garden.

town house—(also: terraced house) one of a row of usually similar houses sharing side walls:

  • Many of us have made the life changing decision to live in Cyprus—in a town house or in one of the studio apartments.