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A former service station with plans for the future
8th July 2013
former service station for sale
Skiddaw Service Station, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QH
Offers over £395,000

Former Service Station For Conversion in Bassenthwaite
If you're looking for a great live / work opportunity, then this attractive former service station could be just the ticket. It's located in a rural location below Skiddaw Mountain within the scenic Lake District National Park and currently has a commercial use, benefitting as it does from being in a prominent trading position on the A591. Situated just six miles from the popular tourist area of Keswick, this unusual building, which was entirely refurbished in late 2010 / early 2011, also has residential planning consent for the addition of a two storey, four bedroom dwelling as well as extension of the retail area. The flexible layout means it would be suitable for a wide range of uses; commercial, retail, studio or redevelopment subject to planning. more

The African Queen of the River Thames
1st of July 2013
hotel barge for sale
"African Queen", Mapledurham, nr Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire
Price £450,000
Hotel Barge On The River Thames
The African Queen is an award-winning 100ft Dutch barge currently operating as a successful hotel barge offering popular long weekend and weeklong cruises between Goring and Henley on Thames. On board are a good sized restaurant area open plan to a large bar, a fully equipped kitchen and good-sized lounge area all benefitting from panoramic views of the passing countryside. To the foredeck there's an additional large seating area for guests and down below, there are eight en suite cabins (accommodating 12 passengers), two crew rooms and a laundry room. The barge which has residential status, is moored in the picturesque village of Mapledurham, and offers a superb opportunity to purchase a successful business model whilst enjoying life on the River. more

A great opportunity for someone with Grand Designs
24th June 2013
barn with planning permission for conversion for sale
Higher Rhoden Barn, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3QL
Offers over £275,000

Barn For Conversion in Oswaldtwistle
Higher Rhoden Barn is a stone built two storey barn with an adjoining workshop / garage which has the benefit of planning permission for conversion of the whole into a six bedroom detached dwelling with 4,500 sq ft of accommodation. Alternatively, it could easily be converted to make two large properties (stpp). The property is in a good condition, with a structurally sound roof and services already connected and is situated in a much sought after and highly regarded residential location with excellent access to major centres and local amenities via the M65 network and link roads. A property in this condition, with this potential, of this size, in this location is hard to find and offers a great opportunity to create a fantastic tailor made and unique home. more

The house where Christopher Robin used to play
17th June 2013
listed house with literary and rock connection for sale
Crotchford Farm, Cotchford Lane, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4DN
Guide price £2,000,000

AA Milne's House
Grade II listed Crotchford Farm is a delightful 16th century farmhouse nestled in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Hartfield village and has not one but two claims to fame. It was once the home of children’s author A.A Milne (the property formed the backdrop of the tales of his son Christopher Robin, Pooh bear and all his friends) and it was also once owned by Rolling Stone, Brian Jones who lived here until his death in 1969. Inside this six bedroomed house is full of character with an abundance of exposed timbers and beams. Outside, it's set in ten acres of grounds with mature, landscaped gardens, a heated swimming pool and a number of outbuildings and there's plenty evidence of the world famous children classic stories. There's a sundial with all of the Pooh characters, a lovely statue of Christopher Robin and if you follow the stream that runs along the southern wooded boundary you'll find 'Pooh Sticks Bridge' - perfect for anyone interested in recreating the idyllic pooh sticks pastime. more

A martello tower with unrivalled views of the English Channel
10th June 2013
martello tower for sale
The Warren, Wear Bay Road, Folkestone, CT19
Guide price £500,000

Martello Tower Folkestone
Martello towers were built during the Napoleonic Wars (between 1804 and 1812) as coastal defences against threat of foreign invasion and of the 103 towers built, only 45 remain, many of which are in ruins. This Grade II listed Martello Tower, located in Folkestone, is one of the few that have been converted with the majority of renovation work completed giving the new purchasers the opportunity to finish the internal renovation to their own style and specification. The three bedroom property is arranged over four floors and on the top floor there's an open plan lounge area with panoramic 360 degree views across the English Channel (France is visible in clear weather). It is set in a good sized plot which boasts an underground garage / workshop which could have a number of uses. All in all, a unique building, a unique opportunity and a unique location. more

A former coastguard look out tower with a great sea view
3rd of June 2013
former coastguard tower for sale
Tower Cottage, Carsethorn, Dumfries and Galloway, DG2 8DS
Guide price £150,000
Former Coastguard Look Out Tower
Tower Cottage has had an interesting historical past. Built in the late 19th century, it was once a coastguard watch tower, designed to have an eagle eye view of the coastline in order to monitor smuggling activities but has now been converted to create a comfortable three bedroom house with spectacular views eastward of the Solway Estuary to the Lake District mountains and westward views towards Criffel. This charming sea side house would be a great bolt hole as it has a small, very manageable garden and is located in a beautiful, rural area just a few miles south of Dumfries. more

A sea view mansion in an area with a great micro-climate
27th of May 2013
mansion for sale
Chapel Rossan, Ardwell, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 9NA
Offers over £575,000
Stranraer Sea View House
Category B-listed Chapel Rossan dates to circa 1848 and is so called as in the period 600-1100 AD it is believed a small chapel once stood on the site. Its position, set adjacent to the beach and Luce Bay, is possibly the finest in the Rhins peninsula of Galloway and the 3.9 acres of mature, well stocked gardens benefit from the favourable micro-climate created by the Gulf Stream. The six bedroomed house boasts a number of unusual features including cylindrical chimneys, pointed-arched Y-traceried windows and studded door to the front elevation. It has been well maintained and has flexible accommodation with the possibility of creating a self contained three bedroom apartment. This rural and unspoilt area, is keeping up with the times though - anyone looking to work from home will be interested to know that it benefits from high speed BT broadband connection, with download speeds often averaging 6 to 7.5 Mbps! more

A folly that's anything but!
20th of May 2013
castle for sale
Wyke Castle, 1 Pirates Lane, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9GL
Offers over £500,000
Castle Folly In Dorset
Wyke Castle is a Grade II listed folly, built around 1855 on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Set at the top of the wonderfully names Pirates Lane, the property has fabulous 360 degree panoramic views with stunning vistas of the Fleet, Portland Harbour, Weymouth and beyond along the Jurassic coastline. Wyke Castle has been sympathetically and tastefully modernised to a very high standard, whilst retaining its character. The accommodation is spacious and includes: an entrance vestibule, beamed hallway, circular sitting room, dining room, circular master bedroom with feature glass ceiling, three further double bedrooms, circular cellar (dungeon) with fresh water well, modern fitted kitchen, two bath / shower rooms and separate annexe with bedroom / lounge / kitchenette and shower room. There's also a double garage, off road parking, gardens and a large patio area. Having a property with such character and with such an incredible outlook can never be described as a folly! more

A lakeside retreat in Snowdonia
13th of May 2013
former rectory for sale
The Old Rectory, Nr Tywyn, Tal-y-llyn, LL36 9AJ
Guide price £595,000
Former Rectory In Snowdonia
The Old Rectory on the Lake at Tal-y-Llyn in south Snowdonia is a stunning lakeside residence far from the madding crowd. Set on the slopes of Cader Idris within the Snowdonia National Park, the property is set in one and a half acres of woodland garden with spectacular views and lakeside frontage. The rectory has four bedrooms, an adjoining self contained holiday let, lakeside summer house, sauna cabin and outdoor hot tub. Too good not to share, it has been run as a successful, luxury bed and breakfast (graded five star) for the last seven years, but for those who want it all to themselves, it could easily revert back to a family home with The Rectory Retreat perhaps being used as granny / teenage annexe. more

A medieval manor house
29th of April 2013
manor house for sale
Stanhope Old Hall, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 2PF
Guide price £895,000
Manor House In Stanhope
Grade II* listed, Stanhope Old Hall is a medieval manor house with origins reputedly dating back to 1139. Set over four floors, this former hunting lodge for the Bishops of Durham has been sympathetically renovated to an extremely high standard and the mullioned windows, flagstone floors, heavily beamed ceilings and impressive inglenook fireplaces, make it an extremely characterful property. With ten spacious bedrooms (seven with en suites), it has potential for commercial use - it has been operated in the past as a hotel. Stanhope Old Hall is set in large, principally walled, gardens with ample parking and benefits from good road and rail links nearby. more

A barn that's "beaming from ear to ear"
22nd of April 2013
barn conversion for sale
Street Farm Barn, Mill Street, Gislingham, Suffolk, IP23 8JT
Guide price £599,950

Barn Conversion In Gislingham Suffolk
Street Farm Barn, in the pretty mid-Suffolk village of Gislingham, is a barn conversion with a lot of character. Newly converted, it boasts a stunning, triple height reception hall with feature full height picture window as well as bucket loads of exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling. Clever lighting makes this space particularly attractive come nightfall. There are four bedrooms and four reception rooms in total, all are spacious and all the principal rooms have exposed beams. Multifolding doors from the family room lead on to the patio and the gardens of approximately two thirds of an acre. To the front is a driveway leading to an open garage with an adjoining office - ideal for those who work from home. It won't just be the barn that's beaming if you're lucky enough to live here. more

A roundhouse on the banks of the canal
15th of April 2013
circular house for sale
The Round House, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL4
Guide price £350,000

Round House Stroud

This unique Grade II Listed Round House is one of five such houses, built in the 1790’s on the banks of the now disused Thames and Severn Canal for the linesmen that worked there. The horses were originally stabled on the ground floor, and the family lived on the floors above. It has been sympathetically renovated and retains a wealth of period features such as oak beamed ceilings, a Georgian range, Gothic style windows and unique stained glass windows. The property has two public rooms, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms (one en-suite) and is set in an idyllic garden that borders the canal. more

A theatre that played host to the Beatles
8th of April 2013
theatre for sale
Red Shoe Theatre, 4-6 South College Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1EP
Guide price £80,000+

Elgin Theatre Where Beatles Played
The former Red Shoes Theatre in the centre of Elgin has had an illustrious past, having hosting the likes of the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd and is now looking for a new owner to take it forward to potentially an even better future! This substantial building has approximately 4790 square feet of floor space arranged over two floors. The main theatre and stage are on the ground floor along with an office, reception, toilets and store. On the first floor is a spacious cafe, a kitchen, a meeting room, a technical room, a music room, rehearsal room, studio, staff room and four store rooms. It's in a great location, in the heart of the thriving Highlands city of Elgin and would be ideal for continued use as a theatre and music venue. It could also be adapted to a wide range of commercial uses, subject to planning approval and necessary consents. more

A fortified Laird's house with up to date decor
2nd of April 2013
fortified laird's house for sale
Monkton House and Monkton House Cottage, Old Craighall, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 8SF
Guide price £1,250,000

Fortified Lairds House Musselburgh
Originally built as a safe house for the monks of Newbattle Abbey "A listed" Monkton House, dates back to the 15th century and boasts thick stone walls with arrow slits, original panelling, stone vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, cornices and working shutters. Despite its ancient appearance, Monkton House has its feet thoroughly planted in this century with some avant garde decor, perhaps inspired by the Marquess of Bath's murals. In total the house has five public rooms and five bedrooms (a mixture of very traditional and artistically modern) and extensive vaulted storage rooms and attic storage. Across the courtyard is a 16th century "B listed" two bed cottage, ideal for staff, a granny flat or letting investment. The property is set in three acres of land, just six miles from the centre of Edinburgh. more

A heavenly converted church
25th of March 2013
church conversion for sale
The Old Church, Angle Street, Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, ML9 3LB
Offers over £375,000

Stonehouse Church Conversion
Formerly the Stonehouse Congregational United Reformed Church, this dressed blonde sandstone building has been beautifully converted with many of the original church features such as exposed oak vaulted beams, stone corbles and original quarry tiling, carefully preserved. It boasts circa 3410 sqft of spacious and comfortable family accommodation over three floors. The open plan living room / dining room /kitchen is triple height, there are four large bedrooms (three en-suite), a utility room, bathroom, sitting room and, on the third floor, a gym / bedroom five. The property even has a garage to the side with a floored loft for extra storage. Church conversions can be cold and costly to run, but the replacement stained double glazing, high efficiency gas boiler, central elevated wood burning stove and under floor heating in the main living area, ensure this one won't be hell to heat. more

A hot property in the centre of Cheltenham
18th March 2013
fire station for sale
The Old Fire Station And Engine House, St James' Square, Cheltenham, Glos, GL50
Offers over £550,000

Fire Station Cheltenham
Here's an opportunity to snap up a piece of Cheltenham's history as the Old Fire Station and Engine House, a building of local architectural importance, is up for sale. Built in 1906, the buildings were in use until 1959 and have had a variety of uses since, including as a health club, a coffee bar and as an antiques showroom. There is currently planning permission for use as a restaurant but there are many other options for re-development, including residential, subject to planning permission. The property comprises of two, three storey buildings - the Fire Station and the Engine House which are connected by a central glass atrium which gives a flood of natural light to the premises. There's over 400sqm of floor space and situated as it is just a short walk from the centre of Cheltenham, this property is certain to attract interest. more

A thatched house on the Scottish - English border
11th March 2013
thatched house for sale
Rose Cottage, High Street, Town Yetholm, Kelso, TD5 8RG
Offers over £245,000

Thatched House In The Scottish Borders For Sale
Rose Cottage is a fairytale thatched cottage which retains many original features and with thatched properties relatively rare in Scotland is a unique four bedroom family home. It has been successfully extended to include an old barn and carefully renovated to provide very spacious (almost 3,000 sqft), versatile accommodation with enormous character. Situated close to the market town of Kelso, close to the Scottish - English border, the surrounding countryside is stunning and the area has a rich and colourful history. Recently reduced in price this well presented, detached property is simply oozing with charm. more

An island retreat within Canterbury city walls
4th March 2013
half an island for sale
Binnewith Island, Behind Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NZ
Guide price £50,000 - £60,000

Binnewith Island For Sale
It's not often an island within a city comes on the market but Binnewith Island, a site of great local historical interest, is for sale. Situated within Canterbury city walls (and one of the last pieces of undeveloped land in the city) a group of friars were first given the island in 1224, in order to establish their hermitage and chapel. The overgrown island lies between two spurs of the Great Stour River and can be accessed either via the gardens or by a footpath off Water Lane. It measures 0.47 acres (0.2 Hectares), has the remains of a dilapidated building and could be suitable for a variety of commercial or residential uses, subject to all the necessary consents being obtained. more

Elizabethan manor house in need of a facelift
25th February 2013
Grade II listed manor house for sale
Brookhill Hall, Brookhill Lane, Pinxton, Nottingham NG16 6JU
Guide price £425,000

Manor House Requiring Renovation
Brookhill Hall, an Elizabethan Grade II listed house with 30 rooms, cellar and store room dates from the 17th century with later parts added in the 18th and 19th centuries to create the characterful house it is today. It is is surrounded by extensive grounds with lake (9.7 acres) which form a charming green oasis between the M1 and the Erewash Valley. The house was the family seat of the Coke family and was occupied by them until the last male Coke died in 1972. It has been in use as a private home and as a home for drug addicts, but its condition has deteriorated and it is now requiring complete renovation. more

A beautiful view from below the meadow
18th February 2013
earth sheltered house for sale
Pud's Meadow, Marley Lane, Kingston, Canterbury, Kent, CT4
Guide price £900,000

Puds Meadow Earth Shelter HouseCanterbury
Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pud's Meadow is a unique earth shelter property that blends beautifully into the landscape. Although built within a bank and all but invisible from a distance, it boasts one of the most outstanding rural views in the local area. Being part subterranean, it's economical to run, and the south facing wall of glass bathes the contemporary living accommodation in natural light. The house has three bedrooms, a studio / fourth bedroom, open plan living / dining / kitchen, utility and store room and is set within an old-fashioned English meadow, in a total of five acres of land. more

Be king of the castle in this castellated mill tower
11th February 2013
tower mill and lodge for sale
Saham Mill, Ovington Road, Saham Toney, Norfolk, IP25
Price £600,000

Tower Mill House For Sale
Saham Toney tower mill is a unique and landmark home built in 1828 and located within the village of Saham Toney. Once a six storey 50 ft. brick mill, the mill was converted to a private dwelling in 1948. It has undergone various renovations over the years and now boasts spacious accommodation with three reception rooms, a family kitchen/breakfast room and four bedrooms over the four floors of the mill tower itself, with increasingly far reaching views, as you ascend the tower, and access to the roof from the fourth, top bedroom. In the large gardens are a detached single storey two bedroom cottage and an area of woodland within which is a games room. Living here definitely wouldn't be a grind. more

A station masters cottage ideal for a train enthusiast
5th February 2013
former station masters cottage for sale
Railway Cottage, Aberchalder, Invergarry, PH35 4HN
Offers over £299,000

Railway Station For Sale
Thought to date back to around 1890, the Category B listed Station Cottage was the former Station Masters property. Subsequently extended and sympathetically converted to form a generously proportioned and flexible three / four bedroom home with a number of attractive and original features including distinctive windows, brickwork and high ceilings. Set in idyllic surroundings, the property would be ideal as a Highland retreat, family homeor as a small bed & breakfast operation due to its location, ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Golf, fishing, stalking and shooting all available locally and the area is famous for its beautiful and rugged highland landscape with Loch Ness to the north east and Ben Nevis and Fort William to the south west. more

Millhouse with original workings
28th of January 2013
converted mill for sale
Millcroft Mill, Condorrat, Nr Cumbernauld, G67 4AF
Guide price £250,000

Converted Mill For Sale Lanarkshire
Millcroft Mill is a large sandstone Mill House dating to circa. 1600, set in large gardens bordering the Shanks Burn at the end of a long gravel driveway. This imposing listed building is situated in an idyllic rural location, but within easy reach of motorway links and the town of Cumbernauld. Inside, the entrance vestibule leads to a magnificent reception hallway with wooden panelled walls, flagstone flooring and feature fireplace. There's a large lounge with french doors to garden, a dining room (with viewing window to the original Mill House), a kitchen, utility room, box room with w.c. off, five bedrooms (three en suite) and two fabulous rooms in the attic. In addition and integral to the property accessed externally is the old mill house containing the mill wheel. This property is going to auction this week (31st January 2013). Some repairs and maintenance is required but this is reflected in the low guide price of £250,000. more

"Doo" you want to own a dovecote?
21st of January 2013
dovecote for sale
Daldowie Dovecote, Hamilton Road, Mount Vernon, Glasgow, G32 9RD
Guide price £44,000
Dovecote For Sale In Glasgow
Grade A listed Daldowie Dovecote ("Doocot") is all that remains of the Daldowie House estate and dates to c.1650. Once neglected and vandalised, this cylindrical sandstone tower was completely dismantled in 2000 by The Land Trust and relocated one mile to the north. Now fully restored, it sits on a large 1.69 acre plot of land in the residential area of Mount Vernon, a mere six miles from Glasgow city centre. This unique building has a series of flight holes to nesting boxes located below the eaves of its slated bellcast roof. Inside is an internal timber revolving ladder for access to collect pigeons for their meat. There are no details as to whether planning for conversion to residential use would be possible, but if you're partial to unusual property or indeed, pigeon pie, you may be interested to know that this Glasgow landmark goes under the hammer on the 5th of February 2013 with the low guide price of £44,000. more

This ugly duckling has turned into a swan
7th of January 2013
former water treatment plant for sale
The Lime Works, Faversham Rd, Norton, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0SE
Guide price £2,950,000

Water Works Conversion
When you think about water treatment plants, you don't think of beauty, and yet this stunning and highly original Grade II listed conversion actually started its life as a water softening facility. Now a spacious and contemporary home, The Lime Works has been sympathetically converted with an emphasis on attention to detail and specification. The accommodation is arranged over four floors connected by spiral staircases and the rooms are light and spacious. In all the property has five reception rooms and six bedrooms including a sumptuous master suite which occupies the entire top floor. There are two roof terraces from which to enjoy the far reaching views, one of which accommodates the pool. The Lime Works is set in eight acres of land and is a wounderful example of what an unprepossessing building can become. more

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