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Properties of the week: houses without stairways

Featuring wrap-around gardens, ocean views and an enclosed cobbled courtyard

1

Surrey: £525,000

Whittets Ait, Weybridge

Whittets Ait, Weybridge

A beautifully presented duplex apartment in this lift-serviced, gated develop­ment with fantastic river views. Whittets Ait is a private island near the Thames Lock, a short walk from Weybridge town centre. Main bed with en-suite shower room, 1 further bed, family bath with shower, kitchen, recep, hall.

2

Gloucestershire: £1.1m

174A Old Bath Road, Cheltenham

174A Old Bath Road, Cheltenham

A unique modern luxury property in a quiet spot with spacious lateral accommodation and a private garden. Main bed with en-suite shower, 3 further beds, family bath, open-plan kitchen/double recep with glass doors onto patio and garden, utility, study, hall, WC, long private drive, shed.

3

Cornwall: £575,000

Menaring Cottage, St Gennys, Crackington Haven

Menaring Cottage, St Gennys, Crackington Haven

An impressive cottage set in a quaint hamlet within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property has far-reaching views across open countryside, and due west over the north Cornish coast and out to the Atlantic Ocean. Main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, open-plan kitchen/recep, large wrap-around garden and patio area.

4

Hampshire: £1.85m

Goscombe Lane, Gundleton, Alresford

Goscombe Lane, Gundleton, Alresford

Built in 2016, Hydawn is a spectacular modern home in an elevated rural setting. The house is designed around an open-plan living area with floor-to-ceiling windows with views over surrounding countryside. Main suite, 2 further beds, open-plan kitchen/double recep, utility/cloakroom with shower, study, storage, hall, double garage, garden mainly laid to lawn with mature trees.

5

Monmouthshire: OIEO £850,000

Cwrt Cerryg, Lower Machen, Newport

Cwrt Cerryg, Lower Machen, Newport

A Grade II conversion of a stone-built former stable block in a quiet hamlet. The property is set on one level and forms a U-shape around an enclosed cobbled courtyard. Main suite, guest suite, 2 further beds, family bath, 2 WCs, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, utility, hall, large patio seating area, garden, pond, vaulted stone folly, parking, outside shower.

6

Cumbria: £700,000

Butts Wood, Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District

Butts Wood, Broughton-in-Furness, Lake District

Built in 1964, this charming bungalow is in a magical setting in a peaceful woodland haven, perched on the southwesterly edge of the Lake District National Park. 3 beds, family bath, shower, open-plan kitchen/double recep and garden room, utility, hall, underfloor storage, 2 garages, potting shed, 1 further shed, landscaped gardens, terraces, 2.75 acres.

7

Gloucestershire: £800,000

The Courtyard Barn, Cold Ashton, north of Bath

The Courtyard Barn, Cold Ashton, north of Bath

Sensitively converted in 2004 from former agricul­tural buildings, Courtyard Barn is a unique, deceptively large home offering flexible accommo­dation predominantly on one level. First-floor suite, 2 ground-floor beds, family bath, kitchen/family room, dining room, sitting room/bed 4 with en-suite shower, courtyard garden, parking.

8

Devon: £450,000

White Lodge, Clyst St Mary

White Lodge, Clyst St Mary

A Grade II* detached former lodge within walking distance of the village and Winslade Manor. Although modernised in recent years, the property has many period features. Main bed, 1 further bed, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, WC, hall, garden, parking.

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