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Properties of the week: houses in national parks

Featuring courtyard gardens, Agas and magnificent panoramic views over rolling countryside

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West Sussex:

St. Peter’s Well, Lodsworth, Petworth

St. Peter’s Well, Lodsworth, Petworth

Situated within the South Downs National Park, this Grade II property is a rare surviving late-medieval Sussex Wealden hall house, the central part of which dates from the 1450s. One previous owner was Lady Fiennes – mother of the British explorer Ranulph, who spent his childhood years here. The house is sold in a stripped state. Main bed, 3 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 4 receps, utility, garage, workshop, gardens, approx. 1.77 acres. 

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Hampshire: £1m

White Lodge, Hyden Cross, East Meon

White Lodge, Hyden Cross, East Meon

A wonderful period thatched home, which sits within the South Downs and enjoys an enviable position with magnificent panoramic views over the rolling countryside. 3 beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, cloakroom, conservatory, outbuildings, garage, gardens.

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Cumbria: Offers in excess of £500,000

Rose Cottage, Clappersgate, Ambleside

Rose Cottage, Clappersgate, Ambleside

A hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park. This charming traditional Lakeland cottage has the use of a small terrace with seating to the front, allowing for enjoyment of the peaceful surroundings. The village, situated on the River Brathay between the town of Ambleside to the east and Skelwith Bridge to the west, dates back to the Roman times. Main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen, 3 receps, snug, terrace, 2 parking spaces, storage. 

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Staffordshire: £1.2m

Over Boothlow Farm, Longnor, Buxton

Over Boothlow Farm, Longnor, Buxton

A handsome Grade II farmhouse in the Peak District National Park, together with a range of buildings, including a holiday let barn conversion, and grounds and grazing land extending to 44.37 acres. Farmhouse: 2 suites, 3 further beds, 2 further baths, dining kitchen. Peak Barn: 4 suites, open-plan living/dining/kitchen, attached barn/workshop. Stone field barn, stables, river frontage, fishing rights.

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Devon: Offers in excess of £925,000

Hollowcombe, Mapstone Hill, Lustleigh

Hollowcombe, Mapstone Hill, Lustleigh

This striking detached Victorian house sits in an elevated position, with far-reaching views across the Wray Valley to the surrounding countryside. The property lies in a private and picturesque setting on the eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Master bed, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 3 receps, garage/outbuilding, gardens extending to around 1.18 acres. 

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Cumbria: Offers in excess of £850,000

Muncaster House, Loweswater, Cockermouth

Muncaster House, Loweswater, Cockermouth

A fine Grade II country house located in the beautiful northwestern corner of the Lake District National Park, in a glorious setting between Loweswater and Crummock Water. The property lies in one of the most unspoilt and least frequented areas of the park, and enjoys views to Mellbreak, Grasmoor and the surrounding western Lakeland fells. Retaining much of its period charm, the characterful home also offers the potential to remodel.

The garden in the rear has a terraced area for barbecues, and a sunny westerly aspect. A further garden lies across the lane and is home to orchards, specimen trees and wild flowers. Main bed, 5 further beds, family bath, shower room, kitchen with Aga, 3 receps, sun lounge, utility with mezzanine, garage, gardens of approx 4.64 acres. 

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Cumbria: £600,000

Gehawian, Aughertree, Ireby, Wigton

Gehawian, Aughertree, Ireby, Wigton

A delightful stone-built barn conversion in a quiet location, with stunning surroundings within the Lake District National Park. The property enjoys views of the valley, and over the Solway Firth to Criffel. Main suite with walk-in wardrobe, 3 further beds, shower, open plan kitchen/living room, balcony leading to a courtyard garden, gardens, shed, parking. 

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Suffolk: £875,000

Ivy Cottage, Chevington

Ivy Cottage, Chevington

A charming Grade II detached cottage in a lovely rural setting of almost 8 acres within the National Trust Ickworth Estate, the former home of the Marquis of Bristol. 4 beds, 2 baths, kitchen/dining room, 2 receps, snug, study, private parking, gardens.

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