Properties for around £500,000
From a garden flat in a Georgian property close to Clapham Common, London, to a timber-framed Tudor house in a beautifully preserved medieval square in Chilham, Kent, eight of the best properties for around £500,000 on the market now.
Chilton Fold, Chilton, Crediton, Devon. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century cottage in a village surrounded by open countryside. It has cob walls, exposed timbers, a large brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a timber-panelled music room and a large kitchen. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, workshop, gardens. £525,000 Strutt & Parker 01392-229405.
1 Old Coastguard Cottages, Wembury, Plymouth, Devon. A Grade II-listed, renovated cottage overlooking Yealm Estuary with shared quay steps leading to the foreshore. 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen with Aga, terraced garden. Deep water mooring available by separate negotiation. £525,000 Knight Frank 01392-423111.
The Old Post Office, Thorverton, Exeter, Devon. A Grade II-listed, 14th-century hall house in a village in the Exe Valley. The house was the first staging post for a change of horses for coaches out of Exeter and one of the first post offices in the country. It has beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and a kitchen with an Aga and doors opening onto the garden. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, study. £425,000 Savills 01392-455755.
Springhill House, Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland. This B-listed Georgian mansion and one-bedroom cottage are set in formal gardens and wooded grounds on the edge of a conservation village. The house has period fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and a large kitchen with an Aga. The gardens include a walled garden, an orchard and a large paddock. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, study, triple garage, greenhouse, 4.5 acres. £499,000 Strutt & Parker 0131-226 2500.
Laundry Cottage, Arley Hall, Arley, Cheshire. This attached cottage is part of a small courtyard development in the grounds of Arley Hall estate. It has a large kitchen and a sitting room with a wood-burning stove and doors that open onto the courtyard. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps. £500,000 Savills 01565-632618.
Bartrams Cottage, Upper Street, Oakley, Suffolk. A Grade II-listed, 16th-century cottage surrounded by mature gardens in the village of Oakley. It has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, period fireplaces and a country kitchen with wood panelling and an Aga, and the thatched roof was refurbished in 2017. The gardens include a small period barn and a garage. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, secondary kitchen, attic, 0.43 acres. £500,000 Durrants 01379-642233.
Clapham Road, London SW9. A one-bedroom garden flat in a Georgian property close to Clapham Common, the high street and Clapham North underground station. It has a large, open-plan kitchen and living area with a cast-iron period fireplace and full-height French doors opening onto a private, south-east facing garden. It comes with a new 125-year lease. £525,000 Hamptons International 020-3369 4382.
Tudor Lodge, Chilham, Canterbury, Kent. This Grade II-listed, timber-framed Tudor property is situated in a beautifully preserved medieval square in the centre of Chilham. The house has exposed wall and ceiling timbers, pinewood floors, leaded light windows, a contemporary kitchen and bathroom and comes with a commercial/shop area and a small courtyard garden with rear access. 3 beds, bath, recep, dining kitchen, cellar. £500,000 Finn’s 01227-454111.