Eco-friendly properties for sale

From a solar-powered retreat in the Bahamas to a converted taxi works in Hertfordshire, eight of the best eco-friendly properties for sale now.

This week: eco-friendly properties from a solar-powered retreat on Abaco in the Bahamas to a converted taxi works in Royston, Hertfordshire.

906-prop-Waterfalls

Waterfalls, East Coker, Somerset. This house is constructed out of locally sourced materials, including ham stone and English oak, and is designd to reach high standards of energy efficiency. 6 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, gym, indoor pool with changing rooms, gardens, grounds, 5.2 acres. £2.5m Knight Frank 01935-812236.

906-prop-The-Old-Taxi-Works

The Old Taxi Works, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire. This conversion of the workshop where the first 17 London taxis were built has eco-lime rendered interior walls and recycling irrigation tanks for watering the garden. It is accessed through an atrium with a central pool surrounded by tropical plants 3 beds, 2 baths, open-plan living area, separate office. £750,000 Carter Jonas 01223-472011.

906-prop-Rafina

Villa Rafina, Attica, Greece. An environmentally friendly villa with a radiant floor heating/cooling system, high levels of insulation, smart electricity meters and rain-water collectors. The villa is surrounded by landscaped gardens that include a swimming pool, tennis court and helipad. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, 1 acre. €1.2m Property Pass + 302 106 744 660.

906-prop-Pinetrees

Pinetrees, Worlingham, Beccles, Suffolk. A contemporary eco-house set in six acres of gardens, meadow and woodland. The property's green features include water recycling, solar panels, and an exterior clad in long-life, low-maintenance cedar. There is also an agreement in place with local beekeepers to site hives on the land. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps. £695,000 Durrants 01502-712122.

906-prop-Old-Vineyard

Old Vineyard, King Street, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. This contemporary property has uninterrupted views of the Cotswold countryside. Its eco-credentials include solar panels with feed-in tariffs, a green roof, solar thermal panels for domestic hot water, a ground-source heat pump, rainwater harvesting, and high levels of insulation. 4 beds, 3 baths, recep, breakfast kitchen, greenhouse, gardens, 0.5 acres. £1.35m Strutt & Parker 01285-653101.

906-prop-Moonrise

Moonrise, Lubbers Quarters, Abaco, Bahamas. An eco-friendly retreat with 750 feet of waterfront, ten minutes by boat from Hope Town. It is powered by solar energy, with the option to connect to the power grid. 1 bed, 1 bath, open-plan living area, 5 acres. $1.425m Damianos Sotheby's International Realty +1 242 557 2929.

906-prop-Byfield-Lodge

Byfield Lodge, Byfield, Northamptonshire. A modern house clad in Siberian larch with oak and limestone flooring. It has mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems designed to reduce the running costs of the house. 5 beds, 5 baths, cinema, gardens, 1 acre. £1m+ Strutt & Parker 01295-273592.

906-prop-Beckley-Manor

Beckley Manor, Beckley, Oxford. A contemporary property built to a high ecological standard in a traditional style from limestone under a clay tile pitched roof with English oak interiors. The house has 150 solar photovoltaic panels that generate an annual income of £13,000 per year. 7 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, study, summer room, wine cellar, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, detached barn, gardens, grounds, woodland, pasture, 34.7 acres. £5.25m Savills 01865-339700.

Recommended

Properties for sale for around £1m
Houses for sale

Properties for sale for around £1m

From a two-bedroom garden flat in Notting Hill, London, to a Grade II-listed medieval hall house in Dorking and a 17th century farmhouse in Nottingham…
22 Jan 2021
Properties for sale in the sun
Houses for sale

Properties for sale in the sun

From a hilltop villa with sea views in a private island sanctuary on the west coast of Koh Samui, Thailand, to a private island in the Bahamas, eight …
15 Jan 2021
The best ski chalets for sale now
Houses for sale

The best ski chalets for sale now

From a contemporary ski-in, ski-out chalet on the Two Creeks slopes of Snowmass Village, Colorado, to a townhouse in Chamonix close to the Grand Monte…
8 Jan 2021
Houses for sale with exceptional fireplaces
Houses for sale

Houses for sale with exceptional fireplaces

From an 1870s property with open fireplaces with Arts & Crafts detailing in Buckinghamshire, to a Palladian country house in Bath, eight of the best …
24 Dec 2020

Most Popular

Why we won’t see a house-price crash in 2021
House prices

Why we won’t see a house-price crash in 2021

Lockdown sent house prices berserk as cooped up home-workers fled for bigger properties in the country. And while they won’t rise quite as much this y…
18 Jan 2021
Inflation is the easiest way out of this – just don’t expect politicians to admit it
Inflation

Inflation is the easiest way out of this – just don’t expect politicians to admit it

The UK government borrowed £34.1bn in December, a record amount for that month. Britain's debt pile now amounts to 100% of GDP. How are we going to pa…
22 Jan 2021
The best investment trusts to buy for 2021
Investment trusts

The best investment trusts to buy for 2021

Sectors ranging from emerging markets to student accommodation look poised to do well this year, says David Stevenson, as he picks the best investment…
19 Jan 2021