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Properties of the week: architecturally significant homes

Featuring a Grade II former toll house, a topiary garden and a château-style facade

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Perthshire: £695,000

Old Bankhouse, Blairgowrie

Old Bankhouse, Blairgowrie

Originally built as a dwelling house for the former Commercial Bank of Scotland by the Scottish architect David Rhind, who also designed The Dome and Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh. Main suite, 6 further beds (3 en suite), family bath, kitchen, dining room, 4 receps, garden, parking. 

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Cumbria: OIEO £450,000

Kirklinton Hall, Kirklinton, Carlisle

Kirklinton Hall, Kirklinton, Carlisle

Once a grand stately home with a rich history, this 17th century house is in need of rebuilding, and comes with planning permission to create a 9-bed home set in 13.6 acres of land, with 6 receps, 6 baths, outbuildings and a pavilion, in keeping with its architectural legacy. Built using stone from the original 12th century De Boyville Castle, with Georgian and Victorian additions. 

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Kent/Sussex: OIEO £895,000

Down Farm

Down Farm Oasts, Lamberhurst Down, Tunbridge Wells

A Grade II oast house built in 1876. Character features include a brick fireplace, exposed beams and the circular walls of the oast. Main suite, 4 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting/dining room, garden, parking. 

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Kent: OIEO £525,000

Tudor Cottage, Benenden

Tudor Cottage, Benenden

This Grade II former toll house was designed by the notable English architect George Devey in the vernacular revival style, circa 1870. It retains plenty of period features including gabled elevations and leaded light windows. Main suite, 1 further bed, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, 1 further recep, garden, summer house, garage. 

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Yorkshire: £1.45m

Kennion House, Harrogate

Kennion House, Harrogate

A fine property boasting an impressive château-style facade and a turning circle, which sweeps around a topiary garden. Main suite with dressing room, 3 further beds (1 en suite), family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 further receps, garden, parking. 

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Kent: £1.8m

The Watermill, Hythe

The Watermill, Hythe

This wonderful example of Georgian architecture has been a part of the historic town of Hythe since 1773, and has changed hands only three times over the past 170 years. Main suite with dressing room, 4 further beds, family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, 2-bed ancilliary accommodation, work­shop, garage; around 1.55 acres. 

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Surrey: £6.25m

The Deer Tower, Shillinglee, Chiddingfold, Godalming

The Deer Tower, Shillinglee, Chiddingfold, Godalming

Set in 120 acres of parkland, this 18th century property has been refurbished and extended by the award-winning architect Duncan O’Kelly. Main suite with dressing room, 2 further beds (1 en suite), family bath, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, 4 further receps. 

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London: £6m

Woodlands Road, Surbiton

Woodlands Road, Surbiton

Built in 1931 and designed by the architect and jeweller Thomas Henry Wilson, who was a major proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement, this house is set in 1.3 acres of mature gardens and located in the sought-after Southborough Estate. Main suite, 7 further beds, family bath, 2 shower rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, 7 receps, attic/loft, garage. 

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Buckinghamshire: OIEO £1.5m

Little Magpie, Rayners Avenue, Loudwater

Little Magpie, Rayners Avenue, Loudwater

This modernist house clad in Brazilian cumaru wood was designed to blend into the landscape, with large windows to maximise the views. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, shower room, open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, gym, study, studio, garden, double garage. 

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