Houses for around £500,000

Houses for around £500,000: from a split-level apartment in London to  a Grade II-listed house in Snowdonia National Park.

This week: houses for around £500,000 from a split-level apartment near Chiswick Park tube station, London, to a Grade II-listed house with a converted barn in Snowdonia National Park.


Blaenau Hall, Rhydymain, Dolgellau, Gwynedd. This 17th-century, Grade II-listed former farmhouse could do with some updating. It is set in an elevated position in the foothills of Cader Idris and the Aran range within Snowdonia National Park. It retains its original oak-carved doorways, period fireplaces and Minton-tiled floor in the hall. 5 beds, bath, 2 receps, study, kitchen, annexe, 2 attic rooms, outbuildings, 2.5 acres. £449,000 Jackson-Stops 01244-328361.


Brittney Drive, Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA. A traditional-style log cabin at the top of Mount Pisgah with far-reaching views over the Cohutta Mountains and the National Forest. It has cathedral ceilings, 3 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, 3.71 acres. £501,713 ($650,000) Harry Norman Realtors +1 706 258 8067.

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Felinrhyd Fawr, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd. A refurbished, Grade II-listed, early 19th-century house with a converted two-bedroom barn and outbuildings in Snowdonia National Park, overlooking the Vale of Maentwrog. It retains its original exposed beams and stone walls. 6 beds, 2 baths, open-plan kitchen/living area, gardens, 0.81 acres. £550,000 Strutt & Parker 01244 354880.


Speculation, Yealmpton, Plymouth. This large, semi-detached, four-storey Georgian house is situated in a popular village and comes with a separate home office. It has sash windows with shutters, period fireplaces, and a family room that leads on from the kitchen, which has floors paved with local stone and a wood-burning stove. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study, garage, garden, 0.4 acres. £450,000 Luscombe Maye 01752-880044.


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Steele Road, Chiswick, London W4. A split-level, first- and second-floor flat in an Edwardian terraced house close to both Chiswick Park and South Acton underground stations and the amenities on Chiswick High Road. The apartment has an open-plan double reception room with a large bay window and useful storage space, and a contemporary kitchen. 2 beds, bath. £495,000 Savills 020-8987 5550.


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Surrey Street, Brighton. This renovated period property is situated in the centre of Brighton and is within walking distance of the train station, making it ideal either for commuters, or as a holiday rental property. The house has limed oak floors, column radiators, sash windows, and a contemporary, open-plan kitchen with Shaker-style cabinets, marble counter tops and bi-fold doors leading onto a courtyard garden. 2 beds, 2 baths . £495,000 Fine & Country 01273-739911.


West Thornfield, Darlington, County Durham. This house was built for John Marley, who discovered the iron-ore seams at Eston and is one of the town's earliest mansions. It has a grand reception hall with an open spindle-and-baluster staircase. 7 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, gardens. £499,000 Savills 01325-370500.


White House, Shrewton, Salisbury, Wiltshire. An extended, period village house on Salisbury Plain with views over the surrounding countryside. It has a wood-burning stove and a family room with French doors leading onto the garden. 3 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, 3 receps, study, office. £500,000 Strutt & Parker 01722-344010.