Properties with impressive fireplaces

From a house built by a Quaker settler in 1747 in Pawling, New York, to a Grade I-listed Jacobean manor in Leicestershire.

Bretteston Hall, Stanstead, near Long Melford, Suffolk
Bretteston Hall, Stanstead, near Long Melford, Suffolk. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century, Queen Anne-fronted house with a carved stone fireplace believed to have come from Gilling Castle. 7 beds, 4 baths, dressing room, 2 receps, library, atrium, 1-bed coach house, barn, tennis court, orchard, parkland, paddocks, 24 acres. £2.5m Carter Jonas 01787-882881.
Highfield, Windmill Hill, Driffield, Yorkshire
Highfield, Windmill Hill, Driffield, Yorkshire. A restored, Grade II-listed Victorian house. It has stained-glass windows and a grand drawing room with a carved chimney piece. 10 beds, 2 baths, 4 receps, billiards room, gardens, 7 acres. £895,000 Carter Jonas 01904-558200.
Holly Farm, Bergh Apton, Norfolk
Holly Farm, Bergh Apton, Norfolk. A Grade II-listed house close to Norwich. It has beamed ceilings, a gault brick floor and a 16th-century fireplace. 9 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, conservatory, cellar, gardens, 7 acres. £960,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff 01603-612333.
Llangattock Court, Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys
Llangattock Court, Llangattock, Crickhowell, Powys. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century house in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It has chestnut panelling and fireplaces with ornate stone surrounds. 8 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, attached 2-bed cottage, barn with 5 stables, 2.4 acres. £1.3m Savills 02920-368930.
The Old Printworks, Clapham, London SW4
The Old Printworks, Clapham, London SW4. A contemporary house with a separate two-bed gate house in the grounds, a Mediterranean-style walled garden and a bespoke 360˚ fireplace. 5 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, open-plan recep, office. £3.25m Cluttons 020-7223 7574.
The Old School, Hinton Charterhouse, near Bath, Somerset
The Old School, Hinton Charterhouse, near Bath, Somerset. A Grade II-listed Gothic revival house built in 1860 beside the village green. The second storey was added in the 1890s. It has two large stone Gothic arched fireplaces. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study, kitchen, double garage, garden. £680,000 Knight Frank 01225-325999.
The Quenby Hall Estate, Leicestershire
The Quenby Hall Estate, Leicestershire. A Grade I-listed Jacobean manor. It has 17th-century panelling and fireplaces with ornate carved surrounds. Grade I-listed hall: 11 beds, 11 baths, 3 receps, ballroom, long hall, library, stable yard, farm buildings. Further properties: 6 houses and cottages, Grade II-listed 4-bed Quenby Lodge, 4-bed Cold Newton Grange, 1,135.5 acres. Available in lots. £11m Savills 01159-348119.

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