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Properties of the week: homes with renovation potential

Featuring vaulted ceilings, a traditional stone barn and a 15-acre lake

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West Sussex: £1.95m

St Peter’s Well, Lodsworth

St Peter’s Well, Lodsworth

A chance to completely restore a Grade II, late-medieval Sussex Wealden hall house. The property retains an abundance of period features, including vaulted ceilings. Once owned by Lady Fiennes, mother of Sir Ranulph, the British explorer, who spent much of his teens here. Main bed, 3 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 4 receps, garage, workshop, approx. 1.77 acres. 

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Kent: £1.75m

Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford

Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford

A unique section of Lullingstone Castle, which offers an excellent opportunity to update and refurbish. The South Wing forms a significant part of this noted property, which dates back to the Domesday Book. The premises sit within wonderful grounds, which include an early 16th century church and a 15-acre lake. Henry VIII was a regular visitor here. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, parking. 

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Suffolk: £1.4m

River House, Kersey, Ipswich

River House, Kersey, Ipswich

A historic Grade II building, dating back to 1490, with a distinctive Elizabethan brick tower and a characterful, two-storey rear wing, with planning permission to create further living space. Requiring major renovation, the property has a walled courtyard garden and stables. 4 beds, kitchen, 4 receps, family bath, outbuildings, gardens. 

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Cheshire: £1.25m

Overton Heath Lane

Overton Heath Lane, Overton Common, Malpas

A handsome south-facing former farmhouse dating back to 1711, with a 19th century wing and a symmetrically articulated facade. Requiring exten­sive modernisation, the property has two storeys, attics and cellars. 6 beds, family bath, kitchen, dining room, 2 receps and outbuildings inclu­ding a detached two-storey barn. 

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Lincolnshire: £425,000

Thimbleby Mill, Horncastle

Thimbleby Mill, Horncastle

A partially converted watermill with the potential for further modernisation. Set in an idyllic location comprising 1.22 acres of land including a mill pond. Period features include vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and there is potential to create another storey inside. Main suite, shower room, 3 receps, kitchen, garage/car port with room above, which is currently used as a gym. 

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Cumbria: due to be sold at auction

Bellow Hill, Garsdale, Sedbergh

Bellow Hill, Garsdale, Sedbergh

Sitting within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and boasting fabulous views across the Garsdale Valley, this farmhouse is in need of modernisation and comes with outbuildings, including a large traditional stone barn. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, barn. £480,000. 

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Devon: OIEO £350,000

Feniton, Honiton

Feniton, Honiton

This quiet and secluded country cottage is positioned in sloping mature gardens on the eastern edge of Feniton old village, not far from the church and village hall. The property, which is in need of updating, has a dual-aspect sitting room with exposed timbers and a beautiful feature fireplace, and is also well-placed to take advantage of a number of top schools. 3 beds, family bath, kitchen, 1 recep. 

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Gloucestershire: £1.1m

Withington, Cheltenham

Withington, Cheltenham

Offering an exciting opportunity to create a rural home in a delightful Cotswold village, this property, which has been owned by the same family for 60 years, is in need of updating and modernisation, and the gardens are a wonderful blank canvas for any budding gardener. 4 beds, family bath, shower room, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, recep, study, gardens. 

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