Properties for around £400,000

From a 16th-century, fortified tower house in Aberdeenshire, to a studio apartment in Bloomsbury's Russell Court, eight of the best properties for around £400,000.

This week: properties for around £400,000 from a 16th-century, fortified tower house in Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, to a studio apartment in the Russell Court development in Bloomsbury, London.


Russell Court, Bloomsbury, WCIH. An immaculate studio flat in the popular Russell Court development, which is located in the area of Bloomsbury developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries, close to Russell Square tube station and the British Museum. The flat is on the seventh floor of the building, which has a lift service and a 24-hour concierge. recep/bed, bath, kitchen. 25 square metre internal area. £375,000 Knight Frank 020-3764 8914.

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Northend, Bath. A three-bedroom, end of terrace cottage dating from around 1850 in a popular village close to Bath. It has sash windows, an open fireplace, wood floorboards on the second floor and a hatch in the kitchen with steps leading down to a large cellar. 3 beds, bath, recep, garden. £425,000 Knight Frank 01225-325999.


Thistleworth Marina, Isleworth, TW7. A converted, navigable 1923 Dutch barge with a marina mooring on the River Thames, opposite Richmond Old Deer Park. It has a large, open-plan living area with wood floors, a fitted kitchen, a teak wheelhouse, oil-fired central heating and wiring for broadband. 1 bed, 2 baths, further small cabin. Mooring and maintenance fees cost £250 per month. £350,000 River Homes 020-8996 0600.


1 Dundridge Court, Dundridge Estate, Harberton, Totnes, Devon. A converted, 19th-century chapel in the Dunbridge Court development with a private garden as well as access to four acres of communal gardens. It has Gothic doors and stone arches, vaulted ceilings, stained-glass windows and a carved wooden fireplace in the living room. 3 beds, 2 baths, open-plan living area/kitchen. £400,000 Marchand Petit 01803-847979.


Craig Castle Estate, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire. A 16th-century, Grade A-listed, fortified tower house with later additions in the foothills of the Grampian mountains. It requires some renovation and has barrel-vaulted ceilings, a minstrels' gallery, 9 beds, 7 baths, 3 receps and 63 acres. Lot 1: £400,000+ Strutt & Parker 0131-226 2500.


Cotswold Villa, Painswick, Gloucestershire. A renovated, Grade II-listed, three-storey detached house in the centre of Painswick. It has a newly fitted bathroom and kitchen and a stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, garden. £450,000. Murrays 01452-814655.


Church House and Barn, Leintwardine, Shropshire. This Grade II-listed village house would benefit from some modernisation. It comes with a two-bedroom converted barn annexe that provides a useful rental stream as a holiday let. The house retains a number of period features, including its original beams and open fireplaces. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, dining kitchen, garden room, gardens, summerhouse. £400,000 Strutt & Parker 01584-873711.


Church Lane, Abington, Cambridge. A renovated, period village house close to the market town of Saffron Walden. There is a pond and a water feature in the garden, which includes an outhouse with quarry-tiled floors and a butler sink. The house has exposed timbers and brick-work, windows with Gothic arched-shape glazing bars, open fireplaces and a newly fitted kitchen with bespoke cupboards and oak floors. 2 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, £395,000 Savills 01223-347147.



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