Properties of the week: houses with income potential
Featuring open fireplaces, exposed timbers and panoramic waterfront views
Cornwall: offers in excess of £950,000
Mount Pleasant Cottage, Mousehole, Penzance
On the market for the first time in about 15 years is this spacious house and self-contained apartment, which would be ideal as a holiday let, set in 0.15 acres of south-facing gardens, with views beyond the harbour to St Clement’s Isle, St Michael’s Mount and across Mount’s Bay. 4 beds, family bath, shower, kitchen, recep hall, 2 further receps, laundry/store, deck, terrace; 2-bed flat with separate entrance, open-plan kitchen/recep.
The Old School, Horrabridge
Currently a successful guest house with great reviews, this former Victorian school house on the edge of Dartmoor has an adjoining 2-bed cottage, plus planning consent for a new 3-bed holiday cottage offering further income potential. 5-bed main house, 2-bed cottage, outbuildings, parking, garage, 0.5 acres.
High House, Dunster, Minehead
Set in this historic medieval village in Exmoor National Park, this Grade II property is already a successful holiday let (highhousedunster.com). Just down the hill from a former motte-and-bailey castle now owned by the National Trust, the house has been renovated, but retains original features from open fireplaces to exposed timbers. 2 bed suites, 3 further beds, 2 further baths, kitchen, pantry, snug, 3 receps, study, studio, stores, summer house, 2 WCs, shower, parking, garden, hot tub, games rooms.
The Leckford Hutt, Stockbridge
This 18th century former farmhouse was converted into a restaurant in 2004. Restaurant: 2 dining areas (40 covers), kitchen, store, 2 cloakrooms, large car park, courtyard garden; accommodation: 3 beds, family bath, 2 receps, private garden.
Drumnadrochit Post Office and Store, Drumnadrochit, Inverness
A superb business in a prime tourist area of the Scottish Highlands, close to Loch Ness, including a detached traditional 4-bed family home with a very successful trading general store, licensed tearoom and Post Office business. The owner’s accommodation is accessed from the rear and has a garden, garage and store.
Beltingham, Bardon Mill, Hexham
This handsome renovated Grade II Georgian house in a charming setting surrounded by beautiful countryside is currently let successfully for self-catering holiday accommodation (beltinghamhouse.co.uk). 7 beds, 5 baths (3 ensuite), large kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, 2nd kitchen, utility, cellar, 1-bed self-contained annexe with garden area, mature garden, woodland, paddock, 1.83 acres.
West Sussex: £750,000
Post Office, Loxwood, Billingshurst
A detached house, together with its own shop and Post Office, in the heart of this sought-after village close to the Surrey/West Sussex border. Main bed suite, 5 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, 1 recep, hall; shop with range of shelves, post office counter and store room to the rear, good-sized garden, off-road parking at the front.
Cornwall: offers in excess of £930,000
Flat 1, Lower Saltings, St Ives
A fine waterfront apartment situated on the beach at Porthmeor, in the heart of St Ives, with truly impressive panoramic views overlooking the beach and out to sea. This immaculate apartment is currently rented out for short holiday lets, and generates a rental income with a net profit of around £40,000 in a normal year of trading. 1 bed, 1 bath, open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, hall, parking.
Brushfield Street, Spitalfields E1
This Grade II building in the heart of Spitalfields Market comprises a shop and flat above, providing a rare opportunity to live and work in one of London’s most popular historic markets. Ground-floor shop with office, basement storage, utility and bath; 2-bed flat, private roof terrace.