Houses for sale: properties for around £500,000

This week: properties for around £500,000 – from an award-winning house with six acres in Port Medway, Nova Scotia, to a studio flat close to South Kensington, London


Bridgend Cottage, Bridgend, Noss Mayo, Plymouth, Devon. This 1820s cottage is surrounded by National Trust land and overlooks the Yealm estuary. It has exposed stonework, solid oak floors, an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a large country kitchen. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, gardens. £500,000 Marchand Petit 01752-873311.


Stanhope Gardens, London SW7. A refurbished studio flat close to South Kensington and Gloucester Road, with excellent transport links and access to a communal garden by separate negotiation. Bed/recep, kitchen, bathroom. £500,000 Douglas & Gordon 020-7581 8888.


Barnaline Lodge, Dalavich, by Taynuilt, Argyll. A 19th-century lodge with grounds running down to Loch Awe and 100 metres of frontage with a boathouse and slipway. Main lodge: 6 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen. West wing: 3 beds, bath, recep, sun room. 8 acres. £495,000+ Savills 0141-222 5875.

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The Grove, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk. A Grade II-listed Georgian house in need of some updating. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, cellar, 1-bed annexe, garaging, workshop, mature gardens, 0.8 acres. £475,000 Savills 01603-229229.


Top-y-Fron Hall, Flint, Flintshire. A Grade II-listed Georgian country house close to Chester. It has flagstone floors, open fireplaces with ornate surrounds, and an oak-panelled dining room. 7 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, stables, greenhouse, gardens, paddock, 4 acres. An additional 22 acres of wood and parkland is available separately. £525,000 Strutt & Parker 01244-354880.


Bridge House, Port Medway, Nova Scotia. An award-winning house with its own wharf situated by a sheltered cove. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, 3 decks, sauna, hot tub, gardens, 6.6 acres. £487,757 Tradewinds +1 902 275 5613.


Cleaver House, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. This Grade II-listed, 17th-century house has beamed ceilings, an open fireplace with wood-burning stove and newly fitted kitchen and bathrooms. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, garden. £565,000 Murrays 01453-886334.


Cumberland House, Macclesfield, Cheshire. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century townhouse in a gated courtyard development of period houses. It has a Minton tiled entrance hall, period fireplaces and a carved Jacobean oak staircase. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, garden. £495,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff 01625-540340.