Properties for around £400,000

From a converted chapel in Snowdonia with five-bedrooms and two one-bedroom holiday lets to a Grade II-listed cottage in woodland in Dorset.


Kilail, Otter Ferry, Tighnabruaich, Argyll & Bute. A restored farmhouse and outbuildings close to the eastern shores of Loch Fyne, beside the hamlet of Otter Ferry, a small fishing community. The main farmhouse incorporates a large artist's studio with a central wood-burning stove. There is also a separate cottage. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, greenhouse, orchard, 2 grazing paddocks, 4.3 acres. £380,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.


Northbay House, Morghan, Balnabodach, Isle of Barra. A renovated former school house dating from 1882 close to the shores of Loch na Obe. The main house is currently run as a B&B and there is a separate self-catering annexe.8 beds, 6 baths, 4 receps, greenhouse, orchard.£380,000+ Bell Ingram 01463-717799.


Stockford Lodge, East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset. A Grade II-listed cottage with mature gardens surrounded by woodland. The cottage has flagstone floors and open fireplaces and there is a summer house in the garden. 1 bed, 1 bath, 2 receps, breakfast room, 1 acre. £400,000 DOMVS 01929-555300.

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The Barns, Clungunford, Shropshire. A converted stone barn with the potential for further development of the traditional outbuildings and the 61ft unconverted first floor. It has flagstone floors, beamed and vaulted ceilings, exposed stone walls and wood-burning stoves.

1 bed, 1 bath, recep.£395,000 Strutt & Parker 01584-873711.


The Blacksmith's Shop, Gretton, Gloucestershire.A conversion of aformer blacksmiths.It has underfloor heating, broad oak and polished concrete flooring, a vaulted ceiling in the living room and a suspended first-floor bridge.2 beds, 2 baths, study/bed 3, recep, garden,hot tub, store. £399,950 Savills 01242-548003.


The Old Chapel, Laverton, Bath. A Grade II-listed former Baptist chapel dating from 1836. It has a secluded walled garden, the original large arched windows and a galleried sitting room. Galleried master bed, 2 further beds, bath, cloakroom, large recep, study. £450,000 Savills 01225-474550.


Tolcott, Bickerton, Kingsbridge, Devon.An 18th-century cottage in the South Hams, with countryside and sea views. It has beamed ceilings, wood-burning stoves and a conservatory with views over the valley. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep. £425,000 Marchand Petit 01548-857588.


Ty Capel Bethesda, Aberllefenni, Machynlleth, Powys. This former chapel isin a valley in Snowdonia and has landscaped gardens among the wooded slopesof the Dyfi Forest. On the ground floor of the chapel are two one-bedroom holiday lets. 5 beds, 2 baths, recep, study, terraces, greenhouse, store, workshop/garage. 2.3 acres. £450,000 Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.