This week: properties for around £500,000 from an 1860s former manse in Aberdeenshire to a thatched period cottage in the village conservation area in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire.
St Thomas Crescent, Newcastle Upon Tyne. A Grade II-listed, double-fronted, renovated property in a sought-after Georgian terrace in Newcastle city centre. The house retains many of its period features, such as cast-iron fireplaces with tiled surrounds, high ceilings with ornate plasterwork, and an Oriel window overlookingthe courtyard garden. It also has a wood-burning stove. 5 beds, 3 baths, recep, permit parking. £510,000 Sanderson Young 0191-213 0033.
Spencer Mansions, Queens Club Gardens, London W14. A lower ground-floor flat in a period building behind Queens Club tennis court, with access to communal gardens with their own tennis courts. 2 beds, bath, recep, separate kitchen, share of freehold. £550,000 Knight Frank 020-7751 2400.
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Slains House, Collieston, Ellon, Aberdeenshire. This 1860s, Grade C-listed former manse was built by local architect William Smith in 1879. The house sits in an elevated position with views towards the harbour, Collieston beach, and the North Sea. It has shuttered sash windows, wood floors, decorative cornicing, and a large kitchen with an Aga. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 2-bed annexe, 0.5 acres. £495,000 Savills 01224-971110.
Mill House, Boxford, Suffolk. A Grade II-listed house dating back to the 17th century, situated opposite the village church and within walking distance of the local shops. The house has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, wide polished wooden floorboards, period fireplaces in the sitting room and dining room, and a secluded,mature garden with a large workshop. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, studio, garage, parking. £485,000 Carter Jonas 01787-882881.
Learoyds Cottage, Southrop, Gloucestershire. A 19th-century Cotswold Stone cottage surrounded by gardens with box hedging that include a pergola walk planted with honeysuckle and wisteria. It has a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, painted beamed ceilings, Italian ceramic tiles, and a wooden staircase made of Dutch elm. 2 bed, bath, open-plan living room/kitchen. £450,000. Butler Sherborn 01993-822325.
Cottage on the Green, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. A thatched period cottage in the village conservation area, overlooking the village pond. The cottage has beamed ceilings, a large inglenook fireplace and mature gardens approached through an arched timber gateway. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, conservatory, study/bed 4, garage, greenhouse. £525,000 Jackson-Stops 01747-850858.
Church Street, Isleham, Cambridgeshire. A detached Grade II-listed, 18th-century link house that has undergone renovation but needs further upgrading. It has beamed ceilings, open fireplaces, wood panelling and brick floors. 8 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, cellar, kitchen, garden. £500,000 Cheffins 01638-663228.
Church House & Barn, Leintwardine, Shropshire. A Grade II-listed village house with a detached, 2-bedroom barn conversion and a summer house. It has beamed ceilings and open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves. 5 beds, 2 baths, 4 receps, kitchen. £475,000 Strutt & Parker 01584-873711.
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