Properties for around £500,000

From a 15th-century cottage in the conservation area of Sandwich, Kent, to a one-bedroom apartment in London’s Earls Court Road.

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Bryntirion, Corwen, North Wales. A Grade II-listed, 1850s country house overlooking the Upper Dee Valley. The house has a grand entrance hall, period fireplaces, and is set in mature gardens leading on to deciduous woodland. 6 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, library, 1-bed flat, 2 fields, 8.3 acres. £500,000+ Savills 01244-323232.

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Keepers Cottage, Hinwick, Bedfordshire. A Grade II-listed, thatched cottage surrounded by large gardens that overlook Hinwick House, a Grade I-listed Queen Anne country house set in 38 acres of parkland. The cottage has exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, a sitting room with half-panelled walls, an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, and a kitchen with an oil-fired Rayburn range cooker. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps. £500,000 Carter Jonas 01604-608200.

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Earls Court Road, Kensington, London W8. An apartment on the raised ground floor of a period conversion with large, double-glazed sash windows, high ceilings and a modern kitchen and bathroom. Open-plan recep/kitchen.43 sq m. Leasehold 114 years. £525,000 Knight Frank 020-7938 4311.

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Luckboat Cottage, Sandwich, Kent.This Grade II-listed, 15th-century cottagein the village conservation areahas been modernised but retains itsexposed beams, open fireplace and sash windows, as well as a crown post in the bathroom. The cottage has a southwest-facing courtyard gardenwith access to the street. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study/garden room. £465,000 Colebrook Sturrock 01304-612197.

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Shepherds Cottage, Blaxhall, Woodbridge, Suffolk. This detached brick-and-flint cottage is in need of complete modernisation. It is set in12 acres of land on Tunstall Forest heath, and is accessed by a track leading to a parking and turningarea for multiple vehicles and a detached garage and store. 4 beds, bath, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, cloakroom, 12 acres. £500,000 Strutt & Parker 01473-220444.

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Wool Lane, Midhurst, West Sussex. A 17th-century, wattle-and-daub stone cottage near the town centre. It has wood floors, a brick inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, historical cornicing on the walls and ceiling of the master bedroom and also retains its original bannister.3 beds, bath, 2 receps, courtyard garden, summerhouse. £450,000 Knight Frank 01428-770560.

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Church Square, Rye,East Sussex. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century, timber-framed house on a quiet cobbled street in the village conservation area. The house has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, leaded-light windows, inglenook fireplaces anda wood-burning stove, and vaulted ceilings inthe bedrooms. 3 beds,2 baths, 2 receps. £499,999 Phillips & Stubbs 01797-227338.

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Ballincrieff House, Birnam, by Dunkeld, Perthshire. A house in a village on thebanks of the River Tay. The house is surrounded by just under an acre of gardens. It has open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and a large kitchen with an Aga.4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, 0.9 acres. £495,000+ Savills 01738-445588

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