Houses for around £1m
Eight of the best houses for sale for around £1m – from a 1630s property with a medieval towerhouse in Portugal, to a Grade II-listed terrace in Teddington.
Chapel House, Thorne Hill, Minster, Ramsgate. This 13th-century, Grade II-listed chapel was converted into a family house in the 19th century. It retains its original George III fireplace and lancet window. The garden has been landscaped in an Arts & Crafts style and currently opens for the National Garden Scheme. 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, breakfast kitchen, cellar, two-storey stable block, paddocks, 5.59 acres. £950,000 Finn's 01227-454111.
Flexham Farm, Rode, Somerset. A modernised, Grade II-listed farmhouse with a recent extension that includes a large family room with a contemporary wood-burning stove and a mezzanine gallery, and an open-plan kitchen with a vaulted, beamed ceiling and quarry-tiled floors. The house is set in large gardens that lead onto paddocks, with the whole plot totalling approximately 4.81 acres. 5 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, study. £1m Knight Frank 01225-325994.
The Old Rectory, Welton Le Wold, Louth, Lincolnshire. An 1850s property designed in a Gothic style by the architect Samuel Sanders Teulon, featuring his trademark window above a fireplace in the drawing room. The house is set in 12 acres of parkland and has a ha-ha and a kitchen garden. The conservatory leads onto an indoor pool with its own bathroom. 7 beds, 4 baths, 4 receps, coach house with planning permission, log cabin, kennels. £950,000 Savills 01522-508908.
The Old Dentist, Ludlow, Shropshire. This Grade II-listed, converted dentist's surgery comes with a 140ft walled garden with raised beds and large terraces. It retains its original wood floors, open fireplaces and oak staircase and has a renovated kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, study. £1.1m Strutt & Parker 01584-873711.
Shennanton House, Shennanton, Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire. This refurbished, Grade A-listed mansion was built in 1908 and has been converted into four self-contained apartments surrounded by landscaped grounds that include a four-hole pitch-and-putt golf course, a croquet lawn and a tennis court. 5-bed flat, two 4-bed flats, 3-bed flat, 2-bed coach house, 25 acres. £995,000+ Savills 0141-222 5875.
Old School House, Spurstow, Tarporley, Cheshire. A renovated, Grade II-listed former school house built in a Gothic-revival style in 1872. It has open fireplaces, a wood-burning stove and comes with a range of brick outbuildings. 4 beds, 3 baths, recep, study, gardens, woodland, paddock, 1.8 acres. £1.25m Jackson-Stops 01244-328361.
Ladrio, Sto, Viseu, Portugal. This 1630s property comprises a renovated main house joined to a three-storey medieval towerhouse built around an internal courtyard. It comes with a range of unrestored outbuildings. 10 beds, 4 baths, 5 receps, vineyard, olive groves, woodland, 11.12 acres. €1.2m Cluttons 020-7408 1010.
High Street, Teddington, London TW11. A restored, modernised, Grade II-listed terraced house in the centre of Teddington with a secluded walled garden with a built-in seating area and a barbecue. The house retains its original exposed beams, brickwork and wood floors and has a spiral staircase, a large fireplace in the living room with a wood-burning stove, and a contemporary kitchen with a vaulted ceiling. 4 beds, bath, 2 receps. £1.05m Dexters 020-8288 8288.