Properties for around £500,000

Including a Welsh long house, a Victorian mansion in Scotland, a pretty Warwickshire cottage and a colonial-style home in Florida.


Ardenlea, Hawick, Roxburghshire. A Victorian mansion with oak floors and period fireplaces. 7 beds, 2 baths, 2 dressing rooms, 3 receps, study, kitchen, breakfast room, butler's pantry, utility, larder, cloakroom, pool house with heated pool, sauna, changing room, landscaped gardens, 1.1 acres. £495,000+ Savills 0131-247 3700.


Ferndale Cottage, Whichford, Warwickshire. A renovated 18th-century cottage with beamed ceilings, open fireplaces, shuttered windows, oak and limestone floors with underfloor heating and a courtyard garden. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, kitchen/dining room, utility, home office and cloakroom, garden store. £495,000 Strutt & Parker 01608-650502.


St Petersburg, Florida, US. A colonial-style home with period features including wood floors, decorative fireplaces and an additional building with three-car garage and two leased apartments above. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, gardens with pool, outdoor kitchen, cabana, laundry and storage room. £517,360 Smith & Associates Real Estate +1 (727) 342 3800.

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Glan-Yr-Afon, Nant Y Ffrith, Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham. A traditional Welsh long house with slate floors and underfloor heating, beamed ceilings and a range of outbuildings with potential for conversion. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, conservatory, garage, workshop, gardens, 5 acres. £500,000 Savills 01244-323232.


Primrose Bank, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. This Grade II-listed property, once home to Edgar James Harvey who designed Ventnor's famous Cascade on the seafront, has timber and flagstone floors and fireplaces. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, cloakroom, attached 2-bed cottage, gardens. £500,000 Watson, Bull & Porter 01983-852021.


Rosedale Manor, Hare Law, Stanley, Durham. A Grade II-listed house dating from the 1800s that was formerly the village school and then the old vicarage. Period features include shuttered, sash windows, detailed ceiling coving, open fireplaces with period surrounds and a farmhouse kitchen with Aga. 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, triple garage, vegetable garden, gardens, 0.7 acres. £495,000 Sanderson Young 0191-213 0033.


Sisters Avenue, London, SW11. A one-bedroom flat close to the shops, bars and restaurants of lively Clapham Junction. The property is in excellent condition and is on a leafy street. The flat has a share of the freehold and is on the market chain-free. 1 Bed, bath, recep, kitchen. £525,000 Cluttons 020-7223 7574.


The Old Signal House, Penlee Point, Penlee. This converted building offers panoramic views over Plymouth and the English Channel. It has wood floors and wood-burning stoves. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, parking, private and shared communal gardens. £500,000+ Marchand Petit 01752-829000.