Properties for around £500,000

From a late 15th-century townhouse in Rye, East Sussex, to an Edwardian property in Church Stretton, Shropshire.

Old Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Old Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. A Grade II-listed attached cottage off the village green in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has leaded light windows, beamed and vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and stonework and open fireplaces. 2 beds, bath, 2 receps, kitchen, attic, cottage garden. £495,000 Hamptons International 01892-516611.
Calais Farm, Bishop Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Calais Farm, Bishop Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire. A Grade II-listed, 18th-century former farmhouse in a conservation village. It has an inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove and a multi-fuel range cooker in the kitchen. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 2 studies, walled garden. £500,000+ Jackson-Stops & Staff 01904-625033.
Combe House, Compton Chamberlayne, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Combe House, Compton Chamberlayne, Salisbury, Wiltshire. A Grade II-listed village house dating from 1700. It has chamfered mullioned casement windows, period fireplaces, including the former bread oven, and exposed beams. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, office, parking, 0.25 acre. £545,000 Savills 01722-426820.
Forsters House, Freshford, Bath
Forsters House, Freshford, Bath. A period townhouse in a popular village six miles from Bath. It has exposed stonework, an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove and off-road parking. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen. £475,000 Carter Jonas 01225-747250.
Old Coastguard’s Cottages, River Yealm, Newton Ferrers, Devon
Old Coastguard’s Cottages, River Yealm, Newton Ferrers, Devon. This Grade II-listed house is part of a row of former coastguards’ cottages. It overlooks the River Yealm and has access to the coastal footpath. It has wood floors, cast iron and tiled fireplaces and the original cast-iron cooking range. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, riverside terrace, garden, private quayside. £500,000 Marchand Petit 01752-873311.
Sheepcote Lane, London SW11
Sheepcote Lane, London SW11. A first floor flat in a Victorian terrace in the Burns Road Conservation Area. It is close to Battersea Park and has good transport links into central London. 2 beds, bath, breakfast kitchen, recep, balcony. £525,000 Savills 020-8877 1222.
The Firs, Church Stretton, Shropshire
The Firs, Church Stretton, Shropshire. An Edwardian property in need of some modernisation. Period features include tiled floors, stained glass in the entrance hall and a kitchen with an Aga and quarry-tiled floors. 7 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study. £495,000 Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
Thomas House, Rye, East Sussex
Thomas House, Rye, East Sussex. A Grade II-listed, 15th-century house in the town conservation area. It has beamed walls and ceilings, large fireplaces with oak lintels and oak framed leaded light windows. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 dressing rooms, 2 receps, walled garden. £550,000 Phillips & Stabbs 01797-227338.

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