Properties for around £500,000

properties for around £500,000 – from a village house with a clocktower in Bishop Monkton, to a converted Victorian grammar school in Cambridgeshire.

This week: properties for around £500,000 from a refurbished village house with a clocktower in Bishop Monkton, to a Grade II-listed, converted Victorian grammar school in South Brink, Cambridgeshire.

Old Mechanics Institute, Bishop Monkton, Harrogate.

Old Mechanics Institute, Bishop Monkton, Harrogate. This refurbished, 1850s village house has a clocktower that retains its original clock and workings. The house is approached by a bridge over a stream, which opens onto a forecourt garden and a paved patio area. It has an open fireplace, flagstone floors, a newly fitted kitchen and bathrooms, and an enclosed, south-west facing landscaped garden to the rear. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps. £475,000 Carter Jonas 01423-523423.

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The Manor House, Swinderby, Lincolnshire.

The Manor House, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. A renovated, Grade II-listed house with a self-contained, one-bedroom annexe in a popular village. The house retains its original exposed ceiling beams and large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove. It has a newly fitted kitchen with flagstone floors and an Aga, and a south-facing garden with a well. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, garage, parking. £499,950 Savills 01522-508908.

South Brink Hall, South Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

South Brink Hall, South Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. This Grade II-listed conversion of a Victorian grammar school overlooks the River Nene. It has a drawing room with a vaulted wooden ceiling, a mezzanine, and an open fireplace. 2 beds, 2 baths, breakfast kitchen, gardens. £500,000+ Fine & Country 01553-769100.

Quay Cottage, Porlock Weir, Minehead, Somerset.

Quay Cottage, Porlock Weir, Minehead, Somerset. This semi-detached former fisherman's cottage overlooks the Bristol Channel. It is situated beside Porlock Weir harbour, with direct access to the beach, within the Exmoor National Park. It has a wood-burning stove, a compact kitchen and secluded gardens. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, studio, summer house, courtyard, parking. £475,000+ Greenslade Taylor Hunt 01643-706666.

The Old Sunday School, Coleford, Somerset.

The Old Sunday School, Coleford, Somerset. This period property has an enclosed rear garden with views towards Salisbury Plain. It has a wood-burning stove, a fitted kitchen, a conservatory, and raised patio areas in the garden. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study. £450,000 Knight Frank 01225-325999.

Kirkton House, Ewes, Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway.

Kirkton House, Ewes, Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway. A refurbished, Grade C-listed, stone-built Georgian former manse in a secluded setting on the banks of the Kirkton Burn. It has wooden floors, open fireplaces with period surrounds, a contemporary kitchen and a conservatory that opens onto the garden. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, stone outbuildings, 2.68 acres. £520,000+ Knight Frank 01896-807010.

Cliffroyd, Covet Hill, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire.

Cliffroyd, Covet Hill, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. A restored former fisherman's cottage overlooking the bay in a picturesque village in the North York Moors National Park. It has period fireplace and a Shaker-style kitchen. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, roof terrace. Leasehold garage available separately. £490,000 Carter Jonas 01904-558200.

Butt Lodge, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland.

Butt Lodge, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland. A refurbished, 1890s house in a secluded setting in Lochranza, on the northern tip of the Isle of Arran. It is currently run as a B&B and has flagstone and wooden floors and open fireplaces. The gardens include several outbuildings that could be converted subject to planning permission. 8 beds, 8 baths, breakfast kitchen, 2 receps, garden room, summer house, stone-built steading. £500,000+ Savills 0141-222 5875.

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