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Properties of the year: outstanding homes for sale in 2021

Featuring secluded courtyards, woodburning stoves and a barrel-vaulted cellar

1

London

Ash Tree Cottage, Mount Gardens, Sydenham SE26

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. 

2

Devon

The Round House & Cottage, Ilfracombe

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. 

3

London

The Lock House, Bethnal Green E3.

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. 

4

Lancashire

Knuzden Hall, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington

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. 

5

Herefordshire

The Old Priory, Titley, Kington

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. 

6

Devon

Tumbly, Holne, Newton Abbot, Dartmoor

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. 

7

Cornwall

The Beach Hut, Millook Haven

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. 

8

Cumbria

West Lodge Boathouse, Watermillock, Penrith

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. 

9

Cornwall

East Lodge, Illogan, near Tehidy

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. 

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