For 3 years we were living part time in the city, and part time in the country. We had a big gorgeous country house with 2 wood-burning fireplaces and a huge lawn on 21 acres. Our house was surrounded by vineyards, and some of the best wine from Niagara on the Lake was within a 3 minute drive from my house.
In many ways it was heavenly. Quiet days, natural beauty, a wonderful break from our insanely busy city lives. Of course, like every experience, there were good things and bad things about it.