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.