Properties for around £800,000

From a 19th-century castle in Brenne, France, to an apartment in a Victorian mansion block close to London’s St James’s Park.


Appletree Cottage, Brightwalton, Newbury, Berkshire. A cottage created from two former farm workers' cottages. It has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and a kitchen with an Aga. 4 beds, 2 baths,2 receps, conservatory, gardens. £795,000 Strutt & Parker 01635-521707.


Castle Le Blanc, Brenne, France. This 19th-century castle is built in a neoclassical style and commands panoramic views over the Creuse river. It has 15 main rooms and comes with a range of outbuildings, including a chapel, two houses, stables, a barn and a courtyard. 8 beds, 15 rooms in total with 450 sq m of interior space, landscaped parkland, 56.8 acres, including woodland and meadows. €1.11m Groupe Mercure +33 (0) 666 792 653.


Green Farm House,The Green, Hartest, Suffolk. A renovated, Grade II-listed, timber-framed house dating from around 1470. The property overlooks the village green and retains its leaded windows, carved exposed timbers, original doors, floorboards and exposed brickwork, and has open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves. 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, outbuilding, off-road parking, gardens. £795,000 Carter Jonas 01787-882881.

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High Cottage, Charlton, Oxfordshire. A modernised, 18th-century house with later additions. It has a large,open-plan living and breakfast room with French doors leading onto a west-facing rear garden, which overlooks unspoiled countryside.4 beds, two with en-suite baths, one extra bathroom, 2 receps, more than 2,000 sq ft of interior space, double garage, 0.4 acres. £775,000 Knight Frank 01865-790077.


Manor Cottage, Westbrook, Boxford, near Newbury, Berkshire. A Grade II-listed, mid-19th-century village house. It has an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove, tiled floors and an orangery overlooking the garden. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, study, breakfast kitchen, outbuilding, 0.1 acres. £750,000 Jackson-Stops 01635-45501.


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The Old House, Sheriffhales, near Shifnal, Shropshire.A restored, Grade II-listed property dating from 1490 and situated in a village surrounded by unspoilt countryside.It has landscaped gardens that include a waterfall and a pond with a stone bridge.The house has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, a wood-panelled living room and a fitted kitchen with an Aga.4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, cellar, attic, two double garages, outbuilding. £859,500 Savills 01952-239500.


The Old Rectory, Middleton,Pickering, North Yorkshire. A Georgian former rectory in a village on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. It has open fireplaces and a range of outbuildings. 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, games room, study, garden. £795,000 Savills 01904-617820.


Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1. A sixth-floor flat in a Victorian mansion block dating from the mid-1800s with views of Christchurch Gardens, close toSt James's Park. The flat has floor-to-ceiling windows and comes with underground parking, a 24-hour concierge and a gated courtyardon the ground floor. 1 bed, bath, kitchen, recep, lift. £799,950Knight Frank 020-3866 2970.