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Properties of the week: fairy-tale homes

Featuring a converted Victorian water tower, a billiard room and an aquarium


Midlothian: offers in excess of £1.95m


Borthwick Hall, Heriot

A historically notable Scottish baronial mansion in a rural setting, with approximately 12 acres of amenity land/woodland and trout fishing on the Heriot Water. Within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh by road or rail. Main suite with dressing room, 2 guest suites, 4 further beds, family bath, shower kitchen/breakfast room/snug, recep hall, 3 further receps (1 with kitchenette), study, pantry, wine cellar, gym with en-suite bath, cloakroom with shower, 3 apartments, garage, paddocks, gardens.


Hampshire: £2m


The Round House, Bishop’s Waltham, Southampton

A unique converted Victorian water tower with south-facing views over the South Downs and beyond. Main suite with walk-in wardrobe, 4 further beds (2 en suite), family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, open-plan living area with art studio and music room, study, snug, cloakroom, swimming pool, garage, garden, summer house, orchard, further land, 12.5 acres.


Cornwall: offers in excess of £700,000

Cornwall fairytale

The Old Chapel, Carclew, Perranarworthal, near Truro

On the market for the first time in 20 years is this Grade II* house, in an idyllic location on the prestigious Carclew Estate, with views towards Devoran and the creek and surrounded by approx 2.5 acres of mature and level grounds. Main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/dining room, 1 recep, detached study/store, static caravan, shed.


London: £1.8m


12 Henry Tate Mews, Streatham SW16

Built in the 1830s, this mansion at the top of Streatham Common, close to The Rookery, was previously occupied by Sir Henry Tate and was redeveloped in 2000. This incredible house is centred on the original billiard room, illuminated by the original glass clerestory which runs the length of the room and was the prototype for the Tate Gallery. 3 suites, 2 further beds with jack and jill bath, kitchen/breakfast room, mezzanine, 1 recep, utility, patio garden, garage.


Norfolk: £1m


Wayford Mill, Smallburgh

Lovingly restored with the reinstatement of the cap and sails and a stylish extension, this former drainage mill on the banks of the River Ant, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, sits in 2.5 acres at the end of a meandering driveway, with 500ft of private river frontage, mooring and a small lake. Main suite, guest suite, 4 further beds, family bath, shower, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, utility, workshop/garage with office above, parking, garden.


Warwickshire: £1.4m


The Water Tower, Tainters Hill, Kenilworth

This iconic former 18th century windmill was converted to a water tower in 1885. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 1 recep, study, hall, WC, balcony, garage, sun terrace, garden.


Cornwall: £395,000


East Lodge, Illogan, near Tehidy

This beautiful detached Grade II thatched 18th century lodge was once a gateway into the Tehidy Estate, and is set in a magical sylvan setting with Tehidy Woods on the doorstep. Main double bed, 1 single bed, family bath, kitchen, 1 recep, entrance hall, open-fronted porch, rear and side garden, gravelled drive. 


Tyne & Wear: £999,999

Tyne & Wear

The Red Cottage, Whitburn, Sunderland

Built in 1842 by noted local architect Benjamin Green, this Grade II property was created as a show house for a brickworks owner, displaying a range of ornate designs including detailed finials and a variety of roof tiles. Lewis Carroll is believed to have been in residence while writing about Alice. Main suite, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, terrace, private walled garden, garage.


Warwickshire: £4m


Highfield, Dorsington, Stratford-upon-Avon

Built as a modern folly, Highfield was commissioned by the late Felix Dennis who combined his passion for Treasure Island and his love of tithe barns to create an extraordinary home. 2 bed suites, hall with aquarium, pool with seating and changing areas, steam room, sauna, laundry, kitchen, recep, cinema, 2 2-bed cottages, garaging, gardens. 


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