Properties of the week: medieval houses
Featuring exposed timber frames, courtyard gardens and an adjacent workman’s cottage
Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds
A beautifully presented Grade II 15th century town house, situated within the medieval grid. The house has a number of notable original features, with a fine exposed timber frame evident throughout and a Norman window. Triple-aspect main bed with en-suite shower, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, recep hall, sitting/dining room, study, cellar, west-facing brick and flint walled garden, flagstone paving, permit parking.
Skinners Farm, Wadhurst
East Sussex: £2.95m
A farm complex including a Grade II Wealden hall house with late medieval origins, set within 62 acres on the edge of Wadhurst. Farmhouse, oast house, unconverted late-medieval granary, threshing barn, workman’s cottage, 2-bed cottage, farm buildings, 2 large ponds, an old orchard and a paddock.
Bolton Old Hall Bolton-on-Swale, Richmond
North Yorkshire: £1.35m
The principal part of this Grade II* house dates from the reign of Elizabeth I, but the oldest part is Richard le Scrope’s peel tower built in the 1380s. The house was remodelled in the late 17th century to create an elegant Georgian façade. 5 beds, 2 baths, box room, kitchen/dining room, hall, 3 receps, utility, cloakroom, WC, walled garden, outbuildings, garage, 1.97 acres.
Camera Principalis, Salisbury
A unique Grade II property in Cathedral Close with views over Constable’s meadows. Part of the Old Deanery, this property has been in residential use for over 800 years. 5 beds, 4 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, study, WC, communal grounds.
Taylors Farm, Capel, Dorking
This fine Grade II* medieval hall house, one of Surrey’s oldest houses, dates from the early 13th century and was originally two halls. Main suite, 4 further beds, family bath, shower, 2 kitchens, 5 receps, utility, conservatory, office, gardens, lake, parking.
Strand House, The Strand, Winchelsea
East Sussex: £875,000
A substantial 15th century Grade II house nestled at the base of the Ancient Town, together with two separate holiday cottages with far reaching rural views across National Trust land. Prior to the pandemic, the property had been trading as a guest house/bed and breakfast business for over 90 years. Main house: 4 suites, 3 attic rooms, commercial kitchen, recep hall, 2 further receps, cloakroom; 2-bed Crow’s Nest Cottage; and Rye Bay Cottage, a 2-bed converted coach house; driveway, garden.
North College House, Elgin
Moray: offers in excess of £1m
A magnificent B-listed house, dating from the 13th century, in an idyllic central location overlooking Cooper Park. 6 beds, 5 baths, kitchen, breakfast room, 6 receps, separate 4-bed wing with 3 baths, extensive ancillary accommodation, adjoining business premises, garage, mature grounds, 1.73 acres.
Linton House, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge
The Grade II Linton House is believed to date back to around 1542, and was originally an open hall house which has been added to over the centuries. Main suite with woodburner, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen, main sitting room with fireplaces at each end and a woodburner, 2 further receps, conservatory/ breakfast room, utility, WC, cellar, spiral staircase, 1 further staircase, garage with studio above, driveway, garden, paved terrace, outbuilding.
Thorne, Painswick, Stroud
Gloucestershire: price on application
In need of renovation, this double-gabled Grade II town house, on the market for the first time in 35 years, is thought to date from the early 17th century, when the house was two dwellings. 3/4 beds, 5 baths (2 en suite), kitchen, 2 receps, study, WC, front and rear courtyard gardens.