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Properties of the week: homes in areas of outstanding natural beauty

Featuring a chocolate-box thatched cottage, panoramic sea views and acres of landscaped gardens

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Anglesey: £1.7m

Lighthouse Cottages

Lighthouse Cottages, Black Point, Penmon

Built in 1839, this unique coastal property is set on a small peninsula with stunning views over the Menai Strait to Snowdonia. This unspoilt part of the island boasts sandy beaches and coastal path walks. Main suite, three further suites, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, study, walled garden, decked courtyard, garage. 

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Dorset: £395,000

Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum

Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum

This chocolate-box thatched cottage forms part of an innovative planned community designed by the landscape gardener Capability Brown and the architect William Chambers. Set in an elevated position with sweeping views over this picturesque and sought-after village. 2 beds, kitchen, 2 receps, family bath, garden, 2 sheds.

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Cumbria: £1.275m

Wells House, Skelton Wood End, Penrith

Wells House, Skelton Wood End, Penrith

An 18th century farmhouse with original features and contemporary design elements, set in 12 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens with a natural spring-fed pond. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, shower room, kitchen/dining room, 3 receps, self-contained separate lodge with two further beds, outbuildings, stables, triple garage. 

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Dorset: £1.75m

Hill House, Cann Common, Shaftesbury

Hill House, Cann Common, Shaftesbury

Victorian farmhouse with views over the undulating countryside. Main suite, 5 further beds (1 en suite), family bath, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 receps, workshop, stables, garage. 

5

Plymouth: £895,000

The Retreat, Yealmpton

The Retreat, Yealmpton

This former schoolhouse dating from 1852 is mentioned in Pevsner’s The Buildings of England, and lies within Yealmpton’s Conservation Area. Set in an elevated position with far-reaching views over the Yealm Valley. 4 beds, family bath, shower room, kitchen/dining room, recep, study, gardens, double garage. 

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Northumberland: £850,000

Bristol House, Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham

Bristol House, Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham

Overlooking the Langley Dam, this property was once owned by the author Catherine Cookson, who described its situation as “probably one of the most beautiful areas of Northumberland”. Main suite, 4 further beds (3 en suite), shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 receps, study, garden room, gardens, double garage. 

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Cornwall: OIEO £3m

Trowan Farm, St Ives

Trowan Farm, St Ives

Set in 35 acres of land with panoramic sea views, this property is on the market for the first time. Main suite, two further suites, open-plan kitchen/dining/living room, recep, utility. 

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Gwynedd: £1.3m

Nant Y Garreg, Taicynhaeaf, Bontddu, Barmouth

Nant Y Garreg, Taicynhaeaf, Bontddu, Barmouth

An Edwardian house in Snowdonia National Park, set in 1.31 acres of landscaped gardens that border the Afon Cwm Mynach River. 4 beds, 2 baths, shower room, kitchen, 4 receps, gardens, coach house. 

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