This week: houses for less than £300,000 – from a Grade II-listed former saddlers’ shop in Montgomery, Powys, to a fully functional barge with a west London mooring overlooking the Thames and the River Brent.
James Street House, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. A traditional townhouse now in need of some updating in an elevated position with views over Blairgowrie towards the surrounding hills, just a short walk from the high street. The house retains its original sash windows, wood floors, curved staircase, period fireplaces, and has a wood-burning stove and a kitchen with a Rayburn. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, greenhouse, walled garden. £225,000+ Savills 01738-445588.
Stable Cottage, Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire. A cottage converted from former stables and a dovecot in a private cobbled courtyard. It has beamed ceilings and French doors leading onto a garden. 2 beds, 2 baths, dressing room, recep, kitchen. £250,000 Strutt & Parker 01423-706772.
Saddlers House, Montgomery, Powys. This renovated, Grade II-listed property in the historic town of Montgomery was formerly the saddlers’ shop. The house retains its original oak floors, exposed beams, and wooden staircase. It has an open-plan sitting and dining room with a cast-iron fireplace and double-fronted deep sash windows, and a breakfast kitchen with a Stanley range cooker. 3 beds, 3 baths, cellar, courtyard garden. £275,000 Strutt & Parker 01743-284200.
Ryedale Cottage, Wrelton, Pickering, North Yorkshire. This traditional cottage was refurbished in 2015. It is situated in a small village at the foot of the North York Moors National Park, close to the market town of Pickering. The cottage retains its exposed beams and open fireplaces, and has a kitchen with fitted cupboards, marble work surfaces, a small Aga, and a dining area. Bed, bath, recep, outbuilding, garden. £245,000 Savills 01904-617820.
River Brent Moorings, Ferry Lane, Surrey, TW8. A fully functional barge with a permanent London mooring, which is renewable on an annual basis. It has wood floors, a wood-burning stove, a bespoke kitchen, and a wheelhouse with windows overlooking the Thames and the River Brent. 2 beds, 2 baths, open-plan living area. £180,000+ Chestertons 020-8104 0340.
Mielan, Gers, Midi Pyrenees, France. This renovated Gascon village house has beamed ceilings, fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, and a bespoke kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, outbuildings, swimming pool, mature garden, 0.69 acres. €320,000 Knight Frank 020-7861 1139.
Ladbrook Cottages, Stroud, Gloucestershire. A period property in a quiet location within walking distance of the town centre. It has sash windows, wood-burning stoves, and a dining room and sitting room with French doors leading onto a courtyard garden. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, kitchen. £245,000 Murrays 01453-755552.
High Street, Church Stretton, Shropshire. A renovated and restored mid-terrace, period property on the outskirts of the popular village of Church Stretton. The house has beamed ceilings, wood-burning stoves and a newly fitted, hand-crafted kitchen. To the rear of the house is an enclosed courtyard with a paved patio and steps leading up to a raised lawn. 2 beds, bath, recep. £250,000+ Samuel Wood 01694-722723.