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Properties of the week: Grade I buildings

Featuring a coach house, a walled kitchen garden and a wealth of period features

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Gloucestershire: £2.25m

Poulton Manor, Poulton, Cirencester

Poulton Manor, Poulton, Cirencester

An architecturally important village house, dating from the late 17th century, with 2 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. Described as “a perfect William and Mary doll’s house”, Poulton Manor has been in the same family since the 1960s and has a wealth of original features. 6 beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, hall, cloakroom, utility, playroom, 2-bed cottage, 1-bed guest cottage, coach house with workshop, studio, walled kitchen garden, stream, spinney, drive, garage, gardens. 

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Shetland Isles: OIEO £395,000

Belmont House, Unst

Belmont House, Unst

A restored Georgian house set in 2 acres of grounds close to the shore at the southern end of Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island. 4 beds, 3 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, study, cellar, 2 pavilions. 

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Somerset: £475,000

Queen Square, Bath

Queen Square, Bath

An impressive second-floor apartment in this imposing Georgian terrace. Main bed, 1 further bed, family bath, WC, kitchen, large recep with views onto the square, communal hall. 

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Essex: £625,000

Knights Templar Terrace, Kelvedon

Knights Templar Terrace, Kelvedon

Dating from around 1470, Knights Templar was originally built as the provincial palace of the Abbot of Westminster, and has a wealth of period features. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, double recep with large inglenook fire­place, 1 further recep, WC, cellar currently used as an office/den, 1 further cellar, good-sized rear garden, garage, off-street parking, walking distance to Kelvedon station. 

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Hertfordshire: £500,000

17 The Mansion, Balls Park, Hertford

17 The Mansion, Balls Park, Hertford

This second-floor flat is set in fine parkland grounds within a converted mansion house. Main suite, 1 further bed, family bath, open-plan kitchen/double recep, recep hall, parking, communal garden. 

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Essex: OIEO £2.5m

Crepping Hall Road, Wakes Colne

Crepping Hall Road, Wakes Colne

Steeped in history, the house dates back to the 12th century and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. 6 beds, 3 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, snug, study, hall, boot room, utility, cellars, garages, swimming pool, tennis court, ten acres of garden. 

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Angus: OIEO £3m

Brechin Castle, Brechin

Brechin Castle, Brechin

One of Scotland’s most significant and historic castles, Brechin is set in a commanding position overlooking its own 70-acre grounds. 16-bed castle, 5 cottages, estate courtyard, 40 acres of grounds including the walled garden, fishing on River South Esk. 

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