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Best properties: scenic hideaways

Nine homes in Britain that have rooms with a view

1

Fisherman’s Cottage, Noss Mayo, Plymouth

Fisherman’s Cottage, Noss Mayo, Plymouth, Devon

Devon: £575,000 

A cosy and deceptively spacious cottage in the heart of the village, dating back to the 1800s, with lovely period features, a woodburning stove and a beautiful garden. The elevated position offers broad views over the estuary towards Newton Ferrers village, and down towards the harbour. Main suite, one further suite, kitchen, two receps, garden, summer house/studio, front terrace. 

2

Cumbria: Derwent Bank, Great Broughton, Cockermouth

Cumbria: Derwent Bank, Great Broughton, Cockermouth

Cumbria: £499,995 

A spacious village house, dating from around 1760, at the gateway to the Lake District National Park. Main suite, four further beds, two baths, games room/bed six, five attic rooms, kitchen, three receps, conservatory, study, veranda, walled garden, parking.

3

The Boathouse, Stein, Waternish

Isle of Skye The Boathouse

Isle of Skye: £435,000 

A boathouse on the shores of Loch Bay, on the Waternish Peninsula. Built in the late 18th century, it was converted in the 1970s by folk singer Donovan. The house has beautiful views across to the islands of Isay and Mingay, and the mountains of North Uist. Main bed, two further beds, family bath, kitchen/ dining room, two receps, 5.5 acres. 

4

Primms Cottage, Poundsgate, Newton Abbot

Primms Cottage, Poundsgate, Newton Abbot

Devon: £400,000 

A heritage cottage with great views of the scenic landscape in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. The plot extends to approximately 1.26 acres, and offers direct moorland access to some of the best walking and riding opportunities available in the area. Main bed, bath, kitchen/dining room, recep, outbuilding. 

5

Skelton Farm, Marske, Richmond

Skelton Farm, Marske, Richmond

North Yorkshire: £1.275m 

A Georgian farmhouse set just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Main suite, four further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, two receps, two-bed barn annexe, gardens, paddocks, parking, 15.8 acres. 

6

Nancemellan, St Gennys, Bude

Nancemellan, St Gennys, Bude

Cornwall: £2m 

An attractive detached Grade II Edwardian coastal home which was designed and built c. 1905 in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh style, together with a Coach House. The house is set in approximately ten acres of grounds, with wonderful views of the sea and the surrounding open farmland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Main suite, seven further beds, four baths, kitchen, three receps, cellar, study, two-bed Coach House, patio, wood store, gardener’s WC. 

7

Winkfield Street, Winkfield, Windsor

Winkfield Street, Winkfield, Windsor

Berkshire: £2.75m 

A Grade II country house with character and charm, dating back to the mid to late 15th century, with a pretty walled garden and heated swimming pool. Main suite, two further beds, two baths, kitchen, two receps, one-bed annexe, garden, paddocks, stables/outbuildings, grounds of about 2.4 acres. 

8

Watercombe Farm, Yeovil

Watercombe Farm, Yeovil

Somerset: £750,000 

A 17th century Grade II Hamstone farmhouse with a self contained annexe, the property is tucked away in a private position on the edge of this large town. Main suite with dressing room, two further suites, kitchen/breakfast room, games/en-suite guest room, three receps, two-bed annexe with one recep, garden, double garage, workshop, heated swimming pool and a pool house with a sauna. 

9

Raswell House, Broomfield, Bridgwater

Raswell House, Broomfield, Bridgwater

Somerset: £825,000

A substantial 16th century longhouse set on the slopes of the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Main suite, four further beds, family bath, shower room, kitchen, three receps, study, double garage, store, gardens. 

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