Properties for sale in national parks

From a 1920s house near Lake Windermere in the Lake District to a 17th-century mill on the Mawddach estuary in Snowdonia, eight of the best properties for sale in national parks.


Brathay How, Ambleside, Cumbria. A renovated 1920s house in the Lake District National Park close to Lake Windermere. It has open fireplaces, wood floors, and a grand entrance hall with a wooden staircase. 9 beds, 9 baths, 2 receps, leisure complex with pool, sauna, gym, annexe with 1-bed flat and two offices, outbuildings, gardens, woods, 14.7 acres. £3.35m Knight Frank 020-7861 1707.


East Harwood Farm, Timberscombe, Somerset. A restored farmhouse in Exmoor National Park. It retains its flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and oak plank and muntin screens. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, recep hall, open-plan kitchen, stables, attached 2-bed cottage, gardens, 40.6 acres. £1.4m Strutt & Parker 01392-229405.


Glandwr Mill, near Barmouth, Gwynedd. A 17th-century mill with views of Mawddach estuary and the mountains in Snowdonia National Park. The outbuildings include a former granary with a function room. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, 2-bed cottage, coach house, gardens, mill race, 4.5 acres. £795,000 01244-725686.


Little Oldwick Barn, West Lavant, West Sussex. A converted Victorian barn in the South Downs National Park. It has exposed bricks and beams, flagstone floors and an open-plan living area with an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep, gym, 2.2 acres. £2.5m Strutt & Parker 01243-832600.


Merry Hall, Boltby, North Yorkshire. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century village house on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It has oak floors, exposed beams and period fireplaces. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, dining kitchen, 2-bed cottage, stables, agricultural outbuildings, garden, pasture, 29 acres. £1.25m Humberts 01904-611828.


Mount Severn, Freshwater East, near Pembroke. A coastal retreat in the dunes at Freshwater East in Pembrokeshire National Park. The house dates from 1920, but has been redeveloped to include a salt-water infinity pool and a two-bed guest wing set below the upper garden. 3 beds, 4 baths, recep, kitchen, library, boat shed, beach access. £1.4m Savills 02920-368930.


The Old Rectory, Trusham, Exeter, Devon. A Grade II-listed rendered cob-and-thatch cottage dating from 1450 with later additions. It i in the Teign Valley on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park and has exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, and a productive kitchen garden. 5 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, study, 3 acres. £850,000 Knight Frank 01392-423111.


The Dower House, Hambledon, Hampshire. A Georgian-style house built in the 1960s on the edge of a village in the South Downs National Park. It has a country-style kitchen with an Aga. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, garage, outbuilding, greenhouse, pony shelter, gardens, paddock, 3.2 acres. £1.9m Carter Jonas 01962-842742.