From a converted Victorian Gothic revival church in Worcestershire to a former rectory with more than two acres of grounds near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, eight of the best properties for around £500,000.
The Chancel House, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire. A conversion of a Victorian Gothic revival church that dates from 1836. The church was deconsecrated and converted into four dwellings in 2002. The conversion combines modern fittings and design with original features such as the stained glass windows and exposed stone walls. 3 beds, 3 baths, open plan living area. £550,000 Knight Frank 01905-723438.
April Cottage, Liddington, Wiltshire. A Grade II-listed cottage dating from the 18th century. It has exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace and a cottage-style kitchen with stable doors leading onto the landscaped gardens. 3 beds, 2 baths, double recep, garage/workshop, gardens. £475,000 Knight Frank 01488-682726.
Union Park, Greenwich, London SE10. An apartment in a gated development within easy reach of Westcombe Park rail station. It has high ceilings, a modern fitted kitchen and bathroom, and a decked balcony. 2 beds, 2 baths, open-plan living area. £500,000 Chestertons 020-8104 7500.
The White House, Hillside, by Montrose, Angus. An early 19th-century property with established gardens. Original features include period fireplaces, high ceilings with cornicings, sash windows and a grand entrance hall with cupola. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, 2 garages, summer house, gardens, 1.2 acres. £490,000+ Savills 01356-628628.
The Gatehouse, Whaddon, Buckinghamshire. This historic Gothic-styled building dates from the 18th century and was originally the gatehouse to Whaddon Hall, which was leased by the War Office in 1939 along with nearby Bletchley Park. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep, conservatory, 0.33 acres. £500,000 OnTheMarket.com 01280-466963.
St Martins House, Owston Ferry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. A substantial former rectory in need of some renovation work. The house has sash windows, period fireplaces, a newly fitted kitchen and outbuildings within the large grounds. 8 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, 2.5 acres. £499,950 Savills 01522-508908.
Pen Rhiw Farm, Ffordd Las, Llanfynydd, Wrexham, North Wales. A farmhouse in the Vale of Clwyd. The house has original features including inglenook fireplaces with multi-fuel burners, beamed ceilings and stone outbuildings. 4 beds, 2 baths, 4 receps, 1.07 acres. £495,000 Strutt & Parker 01244-354880.
Melbourne House, Deal, Kent. A Grade II-listed townhouse in the conservation area of the town, close to the beach. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps. £515,000 Bright & Bright 01304-374071.
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