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Best properties: houses in need of renovation

Eight unique doer-uppers that will make fabulous family homes

1

Beech Court, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Beech Court, Edgbaston, Birmingham

West Midlands: £2.995m 

An imposing detached Grade II Regency/Victorian villa in the sought-after suburb of Edgbaston. Dating back to 1830, the 8,000 sq. ft house has original features that include Greek Revival decorative details. Main suite, one further suite, six further beds, family bath, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, six receps, cellar, large home office, parking spaces, garage/storage space, mature gardens. 

2

Tudor Cottage, Abbots Morton, Worcester

Tudor Cottage, Abbots Morton, Worcester

Worcestershire: £675,000 

A Grade II extended Elizabethan cottage on the edge of a desirable village. The property would benefit from being updated. Main bed, one suite, two further beds, family bath, kitchen, breakfast room, two receps, loft, double garage, store, gardens, gravel parking, in all about 0.48 acres. 

3

Turner-How, Loweswater, Cockermouth

Turner-How, Loweswater, Cockermouth

Cumbria: £700,000 

Situated in the beautiful Vale of Lorton, this secluded property enjoys fell views and approx. 2.5 acres of mature gardens, woodland and paddock. Total renovation of the home is now required, with an opportunity for extension (subject to planning). Five beds, two baths, kitchen/dining room, recep, library, gardens, garage, car port and off-road parking. 

4

Winterfold Lodge, Cranleigh

Winterfold Lodge, Cranleigh

Surrey: £2.25m 

A superb family home with ancillary accommodation, constructed some 20 years ago in a traditional style and located in an outstanding and private position in the Surrey Hills AONB. To the rear of the property is a picturesque courtyard and an outbuilding that houses not only a garage and workshop, log store and pump room with two studios above, but also a part-finished indoor swimming pool. The gardens, surrounded by native woodland, lead down to a lake. Main suite, one further suite, two further beds, family bath, kitchen, two receps, utility, garage/workshop, one further garage/garden store with space above, in all approx. 8.77 acres. 

5

The East Wing, Llanerchydol Hall, Llanerchydol, Welshpool

The East Wing, Llanerchydol Hall, Llanerchydol, Welshpool

Powys: £825,000 

The principal part of a picturesque Grade II* country house of Gothic Revival style, with commanding views of the Montgomeryshire and Shropshire Hills. The property is surrounded by mature gardens and the beautiful Repton Parkland, which was established at the start of the 19th century. The main bathroom has a cast iron 6ft bath, commissioned for a particularly tall member of the Verden family. Main suite, six further beds, three baths, one shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, two receps, wine cellar, gardens. 

6

Southcott House, Weare Giffard, Bideford

Southcott House, Weare Giffard, Bideford, Devon

Devon: £895,000 

An opportunity to acquire an elegant Grade II Regency home in over five acres, in need of total refurbishment, situated in a pretty and popular village. Main bed, four further beds, three baths, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, one-bed cottage, outbuildings, barn, vinery. 

7

Brockton Hall, Eccleshall, Stafford

Brockton Hall, Eccleshall, Stafford

Staffordshire: £1.7m 

An attractive Grade II Georgian farmhouse, together with a secondary home and a barn development scheme for six barn conversions, in about 17.86 acres. It is available as a whole or in three lots. Brockton Hall: main suite, guest suite, three further beds, five attic rooms, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, garage. The Dairy House: offices with planning permission to convert to a four-bed home. 

8

87 Brown Street, Salisbury

87 Brown Street, Salisbury

Wiltshire: £575,000

An exciting opportunity to remodel and improve an imposing Grade II house, dating back to the late 18th century. Main bed with dressing room, three further beds, two baths, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, two receps, double garage, garden. 

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