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Properties of the week: modest houses with generous grounds

Featuring sweeping driveways, babbling brooks and acres of land


The Beach Hut, Millook Haven


Cornwall: £1.75m

This unique coastal bolthole has direct beach frontage and ownership of the beach (down to the mean high water) and surrounding clifftop, totalling approximately 40 acres and including over 1.4 miles of linear coastline. The entire coast is both an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Built in 1929 as a tearoom, this 1-bed cottage is currently a very successful holiday let.


Harlow Keep, Old Town, Catton, Hexham


Northumberland: £595,000

A stone-built house dating from the 1700s, on the outskirts of the village, in around 11.5 acres of land. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, recep hall, 1 further recep, garden room, snug/office, utility/laundry, cloakroom, double garage, gardens, grazing land. 


Llansôr Mill, Caerleon, Newport


Newport: £1.1m

A Grade II rural property, comprising three cottages, set in an idyllic location at the end of a long driveway. Bordered by a babbling brook, the property is surrounded by 25 acres of hillside and woodland. The Miller’s Cottage: 3 beds, 2 receps; The Watermill: 1 bed, mezzanine sleeping area, open-plan living space; The Studio: open-plan living space, mezzanine; straw-bale eco-roundhouse.


York’s Tenement, Yoxford


Suffolk: £1.1m

A timber-framed farmhouse, dating from 1592, set in extensive landscaped gardens of about one acre. 2 suites, 4 further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/dining room, 3 further receps, utility, former dairy, terrace, cart lodge, gardens.


Chainbridge Lodge, Bampton, Tiverton


Devon: £750,000

A Grade II house with direct river frontage to the River Exe and over 13 acres of gardens and grounds, which slope down to the riverbank. Main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, 2 WCs, kitchen/dining room with larder, 1 further recep, boot room, utility, single bank salmon fishing rights, level pasture.


Little Close, Redmarley


Gloucestershire: £650,000

A charming period cottage with a detached coach house and a large garden, in a pretty and desirable rural village. Main house: main bed with walk-in wardrobe, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, double recep, snug, sun room, WC, hall; Coach House: 1 bed, home office/study, utility, WC; double garage, workshop, further timber garage and carport, beautifully maintained mature garden of 0.82 acres. 


Fisherflatt, Natland, Kendal


Cumbria: £925,000

A private house with far-reaching views to the Lakeland fells beyond. Built in the 1920s, the house is set at the end of a sweeping driveway in gardens of over ¾ of an acre. Main bed, 4 further beds, 2 baths, shower, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, recep hall, 3 further receps, utility, halls, orchard, vegetable gardens, terrace.


Jasmine Cottage, South Newington


Oxfordshire: £795,000

Thought to date from the 1700s, this traditional stone village house with a spacious garden has been in the same family for decades. 3 beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, utility, garage with hayloft storage above (could be converted to a home office with the necessary consents), garden shed, wooden summer house, paved terrace, front and rear garden with extensive lawns and well-stocked beds, parking.


Tulloch Lea and the Crofts of Bruan and Craigulloch, Ulbster, Lybster


Caithness: £350,000

A rare opportunity to purchase 54.5 acres of owner-occupied, coastal croft land together with a small livestock farm, 5-bed house and useful outbuildings with spectacular views over the North Sea.


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