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Best Grade II properties for sale under £1m

These nine listed buildings are of historical and national importance

The Coach House in West Sussex; Jackson-Stops

Listed buildings with special architectural or historic interest are considered to be of “national importance and therefore worth protecting”, says Historic England

There are three categories: Grade I for buildings of the highest significance; Grade II*; and Grade II. According to Historic England most listed building owners are likely to live in a Grade II as these make up 92% of all listed buildings.

Here we pick out nine of the best Grade II properties on the market in the UK. 

1

Felindre House, near Newcastle Emlyn

Felindre House, near Newcastle Emlyn

Carmarthen: £695,000

A historic Grade II house set in stunning landscaped grounds and gardens, with a delightful large pond with an island. Built in the 1500s, the property also comes with numerous traditional stone outbuildings with conversion potential, and the adjoining land borders a stream. Main suite, six further beds, two baths, kitchen, conservatory, two receps, study, parlour, gardens, Old Coach House and Stables, Old Dairy Rooms and Lodge. 

2

Hillview, Backwell, Bristol

Hillview, Backwell, Bristol

Somerset: £865,000 

A pretty detached edge of village Grade II house, dating back to the 16th century, in an elevated position commanding west-facing views across stunning countryside. Main bed, three further beds, two baths, kitchen, three receps, study, landscaped gardens, garage, car port with ample parking. 

3

The Round House, Slapton, Kingsbridge

The Round House, Slapton, Kingsbridge

Devon: excess of £550,000 

A distinctive Grade II character property, with a curved frontage and retained period features, in the heart of the village. Outside there is a private, walled courtyard garden and outhouse, with vehicular access to parking via wooden gates. Main bed, five further beds, shower room, family bath, kitchen, three receps, library, office, garage, garden. 

4

Byways, Long Compton, Shipston-on-Stour

Byways, Long Compton, Shipston-on-Stour

Warwickshire: £475,000 

A classic Grade II Cotswold stone cottage with private south-facing gardens. Main bed, two further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, recep, garage, gardens. 

5

Myddle House, Boraston, Tenbury Wells

Myddle House, Boraston, Tenbury Wells

Worcestershire: £895,000 

A beautiful Grade II country home believed to date from the late 16th century, with a broad range of outbuildings and situated in a peaceful rural hamlet. Main suite, two further suites, one further bed, family bath, kitchen/recep, three receps, two-bed annex, large workshop, double garage, gardens, 2.25 acres. 

6

The Coach House, Wick, Littlehampton

The Coach House in West Sussex; Jackson-Stops

West Sussex: £675,000 

A handsome detached Grade II Strawberry Hill Gothic-style former coach house to Courtwick Park. The property is conveniently located within walking distance of the River Arun with its granite set promenade down to the beautiful beach. Main bed with dressing room, two further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, recep, garage, gardens.

7

Brookside, Toft, Cambridge

Brookside, Toft, Cambridge

Cambridgeshire: £795,000 

A charming, timber framed and mostly thatched detached Grade II cottage dating from the 17th century, with a 19th century addition. It sits in an elevated position towards the edge of this sought after village. Main suite, one further suite, two further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, shower room, conservatory, garage, gardens.

8

Ryecourt, Chaceley

Ryecourt, Chaceley

Gloucestershire: £525,000 

With origins dating back to the 17th century, this lovely detached Grade II house sits on a plot extending to 6.26 acres within an attractive village. The property offers delightful views, and has a paddock and beautiful formal gardens. The courtyard leads to the orchard and vegetable garden. Main bed, three further beds, family bath, shower room, kitchen, recep, study, garage, gardens. 

9

Church House, Eaton, Congleton

Church House, Eaton, Congleton

Cheshire: £875,000

A beautifully restored Grade II village house set within well-established and substantial grounds extending to 0.44 acres. Five beds, family bath, one further bath, kitchen, two receps, study, cellar, garden, parking area, terrace. 

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