Properties that generate an income

From a conference centre on the shore of Little Bay in Massachusetts, America, to a thatched house with a post office in Hampshire.

Chilbolton, Hampshire
Chilbolton Post Office, Chilbolton, Hampshire. This 17th-century thatched village house comes with an attached post office and refurbished shop with an annual turnover of approximately £235,000 and gross profit of £50,000. 3 beds, bath, recep, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, garage,
parking, garden. £545,000 Smiths Gore 01962-857400.
Forss House Hotel, Bridge of Forss, by Thurso, Caithness
Forss House Hotel, Bridge of Forss, by Thurso, Caithness. A restored Grade B-listed country house hotel built in 1810 with two holiday cottages and a popular restaurant. 14 en-suite beds, receps, commercial kitchen, bar, 2 attic staff beds, offices, 16 acres. £800,000+ Strutt & Parker 01463-719171.
Holewood Farm, Crowborough, East Sussex
Holewood Farm, Crowborough, East Sussex. A rural estate in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has ten indoor stables with an outdoor arena and paddocks offering livery for horses at £100 per week per horse and two fishing lakes that currently generate £20,000 per annum. 3 beds, 3 baths, barn with ten loose boxes, 63 acres. £1.5m Batcheller Monkhouse 01892-512020.
Langham Hall, Langham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Langham Hall, Langham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. This Grade II-listed Georgian house comes with eight acres of formal gardens, including a walled garden housing the national collection of Alpine Campanulas, and a separate 2,800 sq ft commercial office leased until 2016, which produces income for the estate. 11 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, 3-bed bungalow, 2-bed cottage, heated pool, 3 tennis courts, 98 acres. £3.5m Savills 01473-234830.
Lillibrooke Manor, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lillibrooke Manor, Maidenhead, Berkshire. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century manor in need of some modernisation, currently run as a wedding business. The outbuildings, which include a timbered wedding barn (pictured), are in good condition. 7 beds, 3 baths, recep, 2 barns, commercial kitchen, 13.6 acres. £2.8m Carter Jonas 01865-511444.
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, US
Monument Beach, Massachusetts, US. Briarwood Conference Center, which is set on the shore of Little Bay, has a Mediterranean-style residence built in 1900 with a commercial-grade kitchen and a private dock and boat house. 12 beds, 6 baths, receps, 7-bed carriage house, 3-bed cottage, gate house, 7 seasonal cabins, 10 acres. £2.34m Robert Paul Properties 020-7467 5330.
Snowdon Café, Pen Ceunant Isaf, Snowdon Path, Llanberis, Gwynedd
Snowdon Café, Pen Ceunant Isaf, Snowdon Path, Llanberis, Gwynedd. A restored cottage that is now also a fully licensed café, tea room and B&B, on the lower slopes of Snowdon’s most popular path, which sees around half a million visitors a year. 2 beds, 2 baths, dressing room/bed 3, 2 receps, 1-bed annexe, workshop, woodland, 2 acres. £495,000 Carter Jonas 01248-360410.
St Leonards, Exeter, Devon
St Leonards, Exeter, Devon. A Grade II-listed townhouse arranged over four floors with a one-bed top-floor flat and three shops that are currently let. It has a period fire surround and a modern kitchen. 4 beds, 3 baths, recep, parking, balcony. £875,000 Strutt & Parker 01392-215631.

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