Properties for around £500,000

From a traditional Cotswold stone cottage with wood-burning stoves to a one-bedroom flat with a garden close to Wandsworth Common in London

West House, Dalton on Tees, Darlington, County Durham. An early 20th-century property that has been extended and upgraded while retaining period features. It has high ceilings, original fireplaces and a country-style kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, greenhouse, access and use of a four-acre paddock. £500,000 Savills 01325-370500.

Burnside House, Newburgh, Fife. A renovated manse close to a popular village with views over the surrounding countryside. The house has been modernised and has an eco-friendly heating system and triple glazing as well as retaining its original high ceilings, windows shutters, wood floors and period fireplaces, now with wood-burning stoves. 5 beds, 5 baths, 3 receps, games room, gym, breakfast kitchen, parking, gardens. £525,000+ Strutt & Parker 01738-567892.

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Denton Street, Wandsworth, London SW18. A refurbished garden flat in a terraced property close to Wandsworth Common and King George’s Park, with good transport links into central London. It has high ceilings, parquet floors, shuttered sash windows and a Victorian fireplace in the living room. 1 bed, bath, recep, garden. £515,000 Knight Frank 020-8682 7777.

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The Lodge, Scorton, Richmond, North Yorkshire. A Grade II-listed, late-18th-century property with a separate two-bedroom cottage in the large gardens. The main house has sash windows, ornate cornicing, open fireplaces and exposed beams. 5 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, garage, walled gardens, 0.6 acres. £525,000 Strutt & Parker 01423-561274.

Walnut Cottage, Hawling, Gloucestershire. This semi-detached, traditional Cotswold cottage dates from the 1850s and has views over surrounding pasture land. The interiors include feature fireplaces with wood-burning stoves, stone-framed casement windows and a recently fitted kitchen with a butler’s sink. 2 beds, 2 baths, dining/living room, utility/pantry, stone outbuilding, garden. £475,000 Butler Sherborn 01451-830731.

The Rectory, Great Gonerby, Grantham, Lincolnshire. A large rectory built in 1840 surrounded by just over half an acre of mature gardens and grounds. It is in good order generally, but would benefit from modernisation. Period features including large sash windows, wood floors and a range of outbuildings. 6 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, coach house/garage, 0.5 acres. £495,000 Savills 01522-508908.

Higher Tynes Cottage, St Teath, Bodmin, Cornwall. A Cornish cottage in an elevated position with views of the countryside and Atlantic coast. The property was recently extended and renovated and it has flagstone and wood floors, open fireplaces with stone surrounds, beamed ceilings and landscaped gardens. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, larder, parking, 0.6 acres. £560,000 Fine & Country 01208-76800.

Winstone Cottages, Brixton, near Plymouth, Devon. A cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with exposed stonework, wood-burning stoves, a walled courtyard and separate garden. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, breakfast kitchen, 0.5 acres. £520,000 Luscombe Maye 01752-880044.