Houses for around £500,000

This week: houses for around £500,000 – from a second-floor flat in a Victorian property in Islington, London, to  a Cornish cottage used as a boutique retreat in Church Cove, The Lizard.


Abbey House, Oldstead, York.
Abbey House, Oldstead, York. A Grade II-listed, 17th-century house in a village close to the North York Moors. lt has beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, an open fireplace with a wood-burning stove and a kitchen with a vaulted, beamed ceiling and an Aga. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, sun room, gardens. £475,000 Jackson-Stops 01904-625033.


The Manse, Carharrack, Cornwall.
The Manse, Carharrack, Cornwall. This Grade II-listed house was built in the 1820s next to the village chapel for the local minister and served as the chapel manse until the 1950s. The house is in excellent condition and retains its original staircase, sash windows with working shutters and period fireplaces. It has a large kitchen, which has recently been refitted, that leads onto a separate dining room. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, garage, gardens. £450,000 Jackson-Stops 01872-261160.


The Malting, Crick, Northamptonshire.
The Malting, Crick, Northamptonshire. A Grade II-listed village property with a large garden with yew hedges that overlooks the village church and includes a terrace adjacent to the house. It retains its original floorboards, flagstone floors, oak staircase, leaded-mullioned windows, beamed ceilings and open fireplaces. 6 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, cellar, garage. £549,500 Carter Jonas 01604-608200.


The Lodge, Tollerton, Nottinghamshire.
The Lodge, Tollerton, Nottinghamshire. This Grade II-listed lodge and attached gateway were built as one of the carriage entrance ways to nearby Tollerton Hall. It is set on the edge of a village within easy reach of Nottingham and has a conical slate roof, pepperpot finials, a crest above the gated entrance, wood floors and a conservatory that leads onto a garden. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, garage, greenhouse, courtyard parking, 0.44 acres. £500,000+ Savills 0115-934 8020.


New North Road, Islington, London.
New North Road, Islington, London. A light, spacious apartment on the second floor of a Victorian building in the centre of Islington with easy access to Angel and Old Street underground stations. It is in excellent condition and its layout makes the most of its 589 sq ft of living space. It has access to a communal garden and has no onward chain. 2 beds, bath, recep, kitchen. £500,000 Knight Frank 020-3909 6814.


Cottage, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire.
Cottage, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire. This Grade II-listed village cottage would now benefit from modernisation. It retains its exposed beams and open fireplaces, and comes with a large studio outbuilding and a substantial garden. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, 2 kitchens. £550,000 Hunters 01442-500252.


Mallards, Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset.
Mallards, Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset. This new-build village property is set at the end of a no-through lane and has been constructed in a traditional style with a brick-and-flint frontage. It has an open-plan living area with wood floors, a wood-burning stove and bifold doors leading onto the garden, which overlooks the river and includes a paved sun terrace. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, dining kitchen. £500,000+ Fine & Country 01305-757300.


Grandad’s Cottage, Church Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall.
Grandad’s Cottage, Church Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall. This renovated, 1780s cottage is currently used as a boutique retreat, which generates high yields. It has exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and a wood-burning stove. 2 beds, 2 baths, recep, kitchen, covered veranda, terrace, walled garden. £500,000 Savills 01872-243200.