From a shingle-fronted house with a private beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to a Grade II-listed cottage in Oxfordshire with landscaped gardens, eight of the best properties for sale for around £700,000.
orth Shore Boulevard, East Sandwich, Massachusetts, US. A shingle-fronted house in Cape Cod with its own private beach and views of Scorton Creek and the ocean. The house is currently divided into two apartments, each with its own ocean-facing decks. The open-plan living areas have floor-to-ceiling windows. 4 beds, 2 baths, open-plan recep/kitchen, balcony. $925,000 (£695,000) Robert Paul Properties+1 508 240 4984.
olgelynen, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys. This 18th-century house has been remodelled to include an extension by architect Michael Goulden. It has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, wood-burning stoves and French doors leading onto the garden. 5 beds, 2 baths, 4 receps, 19.3 acres. £725,000 Savills 01952-239500.
llsdale Cottage, Box Tree Lane, Postcombe, Oxfordshire. A refurbished, Grade II-listed cottage in a semi-rural location with good access to the M40. The cottage is surrounded by landscaped gardens that have been laid out by award-winning garden designer Richard Keys to include an alfresco dining area and a water feature. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, workshop, and parking. £695,000 OnTheMarket.com 01844-447905.
ilton, Amulree, Dunkeld, Perthshire. A refurbished farmhouse on the Cochill Burn at the head of Strathbraan. It has wood and slate floors, a double-height dining area with a wood-burning stove, and an open fireplace. 5 beds, 4 baths, recep, study, sun room, gardens, woodland, 2.9 acres. £745,000 Savills 01738-477519.
ld Post, Warninglid, West Sussex. This Grade II-listed, 15th-century house in the historic village of Warninglid has previously been a post office, a butchers, a bakers and was run as a public house for 320 years. It has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a garden. 2 beds, bath, 2 receps, cellar, garage, office, workshop. £695,000 Knight Frank 01403-339180.
itt House, Kingskerswell, Devon. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century thatched longhouse set in large gardens. The house has thick cob walls, exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, and oak plank and muntin screens. It also has a modern bathroom and a kitchen with an Aga and French doors leading onto the garden. 5 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, outbuildings. £695,000 Marchand Petit 01803-847979.
utherland Street, Pimlico, London SW1. A two-bed, ground-floor apartment in a white stucco-fronted Victorian terraced mansion in Pimlico. The flat has been refurbished throughout and has high ceilings, sash windows and a recently fitted kitchen and bathroom. The main living area comprises an open-plan kitchen and dining room that leads onto the sitting room. The flat comes with a share of the freehold. £750,000 Knight Frank 020-3866 2970.
he Schoolhouse, Kirkley, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne. An 1860s former schoolhouse with a newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. It has a feature arched window in the drawing room and an open fireplace. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, conservatory, 0.4 acres. £699,950 Sanderson Young 01661-823951.
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