Properties of the year: outstanding homes for sale in 2021
Featuring secluded courtyards, woodburning stoves and a barrel-vaulted cellar
Ash Tree Cottage, Mount Gardens, Sydenham SE26
Set in its own private micro hamlet, this Georgian cottage is in the Sydenham Hill Conservation Area on the outskirts of Dulwich. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, study, garden room, utility, cloakroom, detached studio/ annexe, carport, off-street parking, well-maintained gardens.
The Round House & Cottage, Ilfracombe
A striking Italianate circular house and separate cottage in an elevated position adjoining the Cairn Nature Reserve. Main bed, 4 further beds, family bath, kitchen, breakfast room, 3 receps, rotunda room, 3-bed cottage, garage, gardens, summer house.
The Lock House, Bethnal Green E3
A Grade II Georgian former lock-keeper’s cottage on the towpath at Old Ford Lock on Regent’s Canal, backing onto Victoria Park. Main suite, 1 further bed, 1 further bath, open-plan kitchen/ double recep with vaulted doubleheight ceilings, attic, garden.
Knuzden Hall, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington
A Grade II Georgian country house, which has been carefully restored. The property is attached at part of the rear to an adjoining farmhouse (also listed), along with two further homes within a small enclave. 3 suites, 1 further bed, family bath, kitchen/dining room, 2 receps, barrel-vaulted cellar, garage, southfacing gardens, garden house, terrace.
The Old Priory, Titley, Kington
This fine Grade II house, dating from the 15th century, has been beautifully restored. 2 suites, 2 further beds, family bath, kitchen/ breakfast room, recep with inglenook and woodburning stove, 1 further recep, hall, study, utility, cloakroom, store rooms, office, barn, garage, carport, large gardens, secluded courtyard.
Tumbly, Holne, Newton Abbot, Dartmoor
Designed by a pupil of Edwin Lutyens, this house is set above the Dart Valley with views to Sharp Tor. 2 suites, 1 further bed, shower, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, terrace, 2 garages, former stables, lovely gardens and grounds, 1.6 acres.
The Beach Hut, Millook Haven
Built in 1929 as a tearoom and formerly a very successful holiday let, this 1-bed cottage has its own beach and 40 acres of surrounding clifftop in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
West Lodge Boathouse, Watermillock, Penrith
A Grade II Ullswater boathouse in need of renovation, in a lovely setting beside the water at Gowbarrow Bay. 3/4 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 2 receps, hall, 2 further rooms, outbuilding, lakeshore and grassland with sporting and fishing rights, 0.75 acres.
East Lodge, Illogan, near Tehidy
This detached Grade II thatched 18th century lodge sits in a magical setting with Tehidy Woods on the doorstep.2beds, family bath, kitchen, recep, hall, porch, rear and side garden.