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Properties of the week: listed houses under £800,000

Featuring south-facing gardens, Agas and a home believed to date back to the 16th century

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Suffolk: OIEO £700,000

3 College Street, Bury St Edmunds

3 College Street, Bury St Edmunds

A beautifully restored Grade II town house in a prime location within the cathedral town’s medieval grid. The house is believed to date back to the 16th century, with further 19th century alterations. Main bed, guest suite, 1 further bed, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, utility, WC, basement, private west-facing and partially walled garden, paved terrace, garden shed and summer house.

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Dumfries and Galloway: OIEO £625,000

House Of Knock, Leswalt, Stranraer

House Of Knock, Leswalt, Stranraer

A B-listed Edwardian mansion, built in 1908, in a commanding clifftop location overlooking Knock Bay and the North Channel beyond. 2 suites, 6 further beds, 2 further baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 5 receps, office/study, 2 WCs, utility, garage, outbuilding, 12.5 acres. 

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Dorset: £550,000

Teacher Cottage, The Old School Place, Sherborne

Teacher Cottage, The Old School Place, Sherborne

A beautiful Grade II house, with a mature south-facing garden, just a short walk from Sherborne’s historic high street, which is full of independent boutiques, cafés and restaurants, as well as the famous Abbey. Main bed, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, WC, entrance hall, front and rear garden, off-road parking.

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Oxfordshire: £730,000

The Clock House, Wantage

The Clock House, Wantage

An elegant and well-proportioned Grade II house in the heart of this historic market town, just a stone’s throw from the Market Square. Built in the early 18th century, this Georgian property was once the rope-maker’s house, with a tannery behind. 4 beds, family bath, shower, kitchen, breakfast room, 2 receps, mezzanine study, front and rear gardens, drive­way parking. 

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Essex: £475,000

Old Timbers, Church Street, Kelvedon

Old Timbers, Church Street, Kelvedon

A Grade II house dating from the early 16th century, within easy access of the station. Main suite, 2/3 further beds, family bath, loft room/bed 4, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, walled rear garden, detached garage. 

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Norfolk: OIEO £425,000

25 Elm Hill, Norwich

25 Elm Hill, Norwich

A sympathetically restored Grade II semi-detached house set in a prominent position on this medieval cobbled street in central Norwich. Set over 4 floors, the house has a wealth of original features, from fireplaces to exposed timbers. 4 beds, family shower, WC, kitchen, recep hall, 1 further recep, cellar, inner courtyard. 

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Devon: £385,000

Venn Cottage, Silverton, Exeter

Venn Cottage, Silverton, Exeter

A Grade II chocolate box thatched cottage situated in the picturesque Exe Valley, with views over the River Exe. The cottage has been modernised over time but retains many period features. 3 beds, family shower, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, external stores, large front and rear gardens, patio, parking.

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East Sussex: £425,000

4 Church Square, Rye

4 Church Square, Rye

A Grade II terraced cottage in the historic Cinque Port town of Rye, overlooking the church of St Mary’s. The house is in the Conservation Area, on one of Rye’s famous cobbled streets, and has been renovated and refurbished to a high specification, while retaining many original features. Main bed with feature fireplace, bathroom, vaulted attic room, study, kitchen/dining room with painted panelling and wood-burning stove.

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Wiltshire: OIEO £750,000

School House, Fittleton, Salisbury

School House, Fittleton, Salisbury

A Grade II thatched cottage in pretty gardens on the edge of Salisbury Plain. Main suite, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/dining room with Aga, sitting room, utility, study, workshop, cottage garden.

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