This week: properties for sale in remote locations – from a converted stone barn with a listed ancient monument in the grounds in Ceredigion, Wales, to a former farmstead overlooking the valley of Farndale in the North York Moors National Park.
Whitechapel Manor, near Exmoor, Devon. A 13th-century, Grade I-listed Elizabethan manor on the edge of Exmoor National Park surrounded by its own grounds and three miles from the nearest town. The manor has carved oak screens and ornate fireplaces. 11 beds, 11 baths, great hall, 4 receps, library, 3-bed cottage , 5 stables , outbuildings , walled garden, formal gardens, paddocks, woodland, 13.5 acres. £2.65m Savills 01392-455745.
The Thatched House, Tunley, Gloucestershire. A Grade II-listed Arts & Crafts house overlooking a valley, situated seven miles from the nearest town. It retains its original fireplaces, oak beams and spiral staircase. 2 bed, 2 baths, 3 receps, artist’s studio and workshop, gardens, 1.4 acres. £1.95m Knight Frank 01285-659771.
Monket House & Cottage, Ferndale, North Yorkshire. A 19th-century former farmstead overlooking the valley of Farndale within the North York Moors National Park, around six miles from the nearest village. It has been modernised and the outbuildings set around the courtyard offer scope for development. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 2-bed cottage, 3.75 acres. £875,000 Humberts 01904-611828.
Low Longlands, Uldale, Wigton, Cumbria. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century longhouse at the foot of Longlands fell in the Lake District National Park. It has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and has a 1-bed attached stone barn. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, 0.5 acres. £700,000 PFK 017687-74546.
Glygyrog Wen, Aberdovey, Gwynedd. A renovated Welsh longhouse in the Snowdonia National Park with views across the Dyfi Estuary. The house retains its original beamed ceilings, open fireplaces, exposed stone walls and stone floors. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, utility, seperate 1-bed studio accommodation with games room, gardens, woodland. 3 acres. £1.2m Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
Gleann Leac Na Muidhe House & Glencoe Mountain Cottages, Ballachulish, Argyll. A property set in the mountains of Glencoe, within the Lochaber Geopark, which is run as a successful business letting out two separate two-bed cottages. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, kitchen, gardens, 2.2 acres. £625,000+ Strutt & Parker 0131-226 2500.
Glatting Farmhouse and Barn, Sutton, West Sussex. This Grade II-listed property is surrounded by farmland and is situated at the foot of the South Downs. The nearest mainline railway station is nine miles away. The barn and outbuildings have potential for development subject to planning permission. 6 beds, 3 baths, 4 receps, 2.9 acres. £1.895m Savills 01798-343111.
Crug Bychan, Ferwig, Cardigan, Ceredigon. A renovated Welsh stone barn with a listed scheduled ancient monument in the grounds believed to be a Bronze Age burial mound. The property, overlooks Cardigan Bay and feels secluded but is only three miles from Cardigan and is a 45-minutes drive from Aberystwyth. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, library, breakfast kitchen, restored attached barn, gardens, 5 acres. £595,000 Fine & Country 01834-862138.
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