From a Grade II-listed converted farm steading in Morpeth, Northumberland, to a timber-framed cottage in the conservation area of Sandwich, Kent, eight of the best properties for sale for around £400,000.
Bakehouse Cottage, Lombard Street, Petworth, West Sussex. This cottage is situated on a cobbled lane in the market town of Petworth. The cottage is now in need of some modernisation. It retains its original beamed ceilings and has wood floors and a period fireplace in the living room. There is a mature terraced garden to the rear of the property. 2 beds, bath, recep. £350,000 Savills 01798-343111.
Tudor Cottage, High Street, Sandwich, Kent. A 16th-century, Grade II-listed, timber-framed cottage in the conservation area of the town. It has exposed timbers and an open fireplace in the sitting room with a stable door leading onto a courtyard garden. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps. £379,950 Colebrook Sturrock 01304-612197.
Silton House, Nether Silton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. A traditional stone-built house in a village on the border of the North York Moors National Park, with views towards the Hambleton Hills. It retains its original shuttered sash windows and has an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a fitted kitchen with an Aga and a separate breakfast room. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, front and rear gardens. £400,000 Hunters 01845-440044.
The Pele, Thropton, Morpeth, Northumberland. A Grade II-listed former fortified farm steading dating from 1550. It retains its exposed ceiling trusses and original stone walls. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep, conservatory, outbuildings, garden. £400,000 Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.
The Cottage, Brereton Park, Brereton, Cheshire. A double-fronted cottage that adjoins another property to the rear. It is situated on a private lane and has a roof terrace that commands views over woodland and the surrounding countryside. The cottage has an open fireplace, beamed ceilings and a mature garden with a decked area. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, double garage. £395,000 Savills 01625-417450.
Mariners Cottage, Mill Hill, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon. A cottage in a picturesque location on the quayside in a thriving village on the banks of the River Dart. The village has an excellent range of shops, a cafe, pubs and a restaurant. The cottage commands views over the river and a mill pond. It has sash windows, an open fire with a wood-burning stove and a patio garden. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep. £399,950 Marchand Petit 01803-847979.
Bryn Goleu, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead. A farmhouse in need of some modernisation. It is surrounded by open countryside, around one mile from the coast. The house has open fireplaces, quarry-tiled floors and outbuildings that could be converted into further accommodation subject to planning permission. 5 bed, bath, 2 receps, dining kitchen, workshop, garden. £375,000 Strutt & Parker 01244-354880.
Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Cottage, Duddingston, Scotland. This two-bedroom cottage in a conservation village is where Bonnie Prince Charlie held council before the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745. It has a glass extension and sliding doors leading onto a patio garden 2 beds, bath, recep. £400,000+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.