Houses for around £300,000
From an 18th-century thatched stone cottage in Perthshire, to a refurbished houseboat in London's Poplar Dock Marina, eight of the best houses for around £300,000.
Garden Cottage and West Cottage, Tullicro, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. A converted, extended 18th-century thatched stone cottage with a separate Grade B-listed derelict cottage in the Tay Valley. The cottage has exposed stone walls, wood cladding, a wood-burning stove and an open-plan studio living room and kitchen. £225,000+ Savills 01738-445588.
Laissac, Aveyron, France. A period manor house close to a village, with an inner courtyard and a large garden. It has wood and tiled floors, open fireplaces with period surrounds and a stone staircase. 5 beds, 2 baths, recep, summer house, workshop, 0.49 acres. €335,000 Groupe Mercure +33 (0)5 6121 5201.
Marina III, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. An upper ground floor flat in a renovated period townhouse with panoramic sea views. It has an open fireplace with a marble surround and floor-to-ceiling sash windows. 2 beds, bath, kitchen, recep, leasehold with share of freehold. £337,500 The Modern House 020-3795 5920.
High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex. A 19th-century, Grade II-listed, weatherboard-clad house in the centre of Winchelsea, a Bastide town built on a grid-iron street plan with wide streets arranged around the town square and the church of St Thomas the Martyr. It has a recently fitted contemporary kitchen and bathroom and retains its sash windows and bow window in the living room. 3 beds, recep, cellar, courtyard with decked seating area. £295,000 Phillips & Stubbs 01797-227338.
Waterside Cottage, Malpas, Truro, Cornwall. A period terraced cottage set in an elevated position on the steep banks of the riverside village of Malpas. The cottage commands uninterrupted views of the river from the south-facing front patio, which as a wooden decked seating area, and from the back garden, which also overlooks the surrounding countryside. It has exposed beams, a log-burning stove and on-street parking. 3 beds, bath, recep, kitchen. £335,000 Savills 01872-243200.
Rock Cottage, Railway Terrace, St Germans, Cornwall. A detached, two-storey cottage in a village adjacent to the River Tiddy with a large garden and terrace. The cottage has an open-plan living/kitchen area with a wood-burning stove, slate floors, fitted kitchen units, an Esse stove and a Belfast sink, and a large family bathroom with a freestanding cast-iron bath. 3 beds, detached garage, garden. £300,000 Strutt & Parker 01392-215631.
Rocco Point, Nova Scotia, Canada. A shingle-clad house set in 16.9 acres of land with 1,000 feet of ocean frontage and a one-acre private island that can be accessed by foot at low tide. It has exposed Douglas fir beams, an open fireplace and a custom-built kitchen with native apple wood shelves. 4 beds, 2 baths, recep, sun room, balcony, garage with 1-bed flat above, barn, golf course, organic vegetable garden. £296,310 Tradewinds +1 902 275 5613.
Wylam, Canary Wharf, Broadwalk Place, London E14. A refurbished, split-level, five-bed house boat moored in the secure gated Poplar Dock Marina, close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Canary Wharf. The spacious interiors include a large, open-plan reception and a newly refurbished contemporary kitchen. 2 baths, engine room, store, substantial deck area. £275,000 Waterview 020-7517 0069.